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Old 09-02-2011, 09:52 PM   #1261
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Nice pic ...looks like a 'fun road'........ Do you find it easy to 'hold on' and take pics at the same time ..... Sarah takes pics from the pillion occasionally ...but finds it gets harder as the speed increases ..... particularly in the bends.

ps. ..and I am sure you would be a better rider than you think. .....
That pic was taken on our vacation a couple of weeks ago. It took us 7 day to get to what would normally take about 14 hours in a car. Hubby is working on a ride report if you would like to see more. (I took almost 1000 pics so I hope there are a couple of good ones)

Taking pics at speed is no problem, as long as the road is relatively straight. In tight curves I tuck in and enjoy the ride. I do have to be careful when he gets a little crazy and goes off road...........




Here is our current vacation vehicle.....................




We talk about getting to your part of the world one day. Thanks for the beautiful pics !!!!


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Old 09-02-2011, 10:44 PM   #1262
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I love this photo. Just love it! :)
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:44 AM   #1263
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I love this photo. Just love it! :)
Oh, oh! Maybe a bit of the Nick Sanders influence happening there. Next thing we'll see is Kamchat doing the Road of Bones to Magadan on a Gixxer 1K! Hey, if a Harley can do it...
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:05 AM   #1264
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Nice to see you got a new bike and nice to see you continuing this badass thread!
How are you liking the new GSXR 1000? I'm thinking of picking one up in the next couple of weeks, there are some good deals to be had on the leftover 2011 models right now.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:24 AM   #1265
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Thumb Same humble beginnings...

Jumped on your thread, spun through a couple pages and found I had to go back and start at page #1 ---- LOVIN' it and glad I jumped back.

Cool to see you started on a "second hand rd250" back when you were 18...

That was my 1st bike too. Way back in 1982 I was going to college, had a summer job but couldn't afford a car and bought a used Yamaha RD 250 for $500 --- purely for practical reasons. Had to be at work at 7:00am, Landscaping job, and found myself leaving an hour early to ride empty winding, twisting, sweeping, forested back roads (Could've been there in 10 minutes if I'd wanted to, but where's the fun in that??? Guess it wasn't just "practical' anymore...). Rode it to work and on weekends for two summers and sold my $500 bike for $750 after two years of pure blissful use!!! Just may be the best "Deal" I've ever had in my life!

Graduation, a "real" job, the "Real World", Marriage and Kids all seemed to step in on my fun and I gave up Riding for over 20 years (gonna guess I'm not the only one with that tale on AdvRider...). An unfortunate Divorce (in many ways, yet not so unfortunate in some other ways...) and an old college roommate and GREAT friend of 20+ years who "loaned" me a bike he never rides anymore, re-opened the door to Riding again and it has been a Blissful, Eye-Opening, Soulful, Help-Me-Keep-My-Head-On-My-Shoulders re-awakening...

Anyway, enough of my rambling... Like many others, Thanks for your beautiful pic's, your tales, and your time and effort.

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P.S. Check out my signature/quote --- it's from "The Holy Grail" --- in reference to your Monty Python/Stalker Castle reference early on in your RR. Of course it must be read with an overly dramatic and thick Scottish brogue...
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Old 09-04-2011, 09:38 PM   #1266
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P.S. Check out my signature/quote --- it's from "The Holy Grail" --- in reference to your Monty Python/Stalker Castle reference early on in your RR. Of course it must be read with an overly dramatic and thick Scottish brogue...
I have been using that Monty Python line for a long time

Ride safe !!!!

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Old 09-05-2011, 02:48 AM   #1267
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'Might see you out and about at the Welly one Sunday'


What a coincidence that just two days after posting that we bump into each other up at the Welly!

Good to see you yesterday, even if it was only briefly (sorry I had to dash as the rest of my group were already leaving)... but thanks for coming over and asking 'are you Kamchat?' Lol! - It's a small world!

Hope you had a good day making the most of the dry weather on your new Ducati .... maybe you managed to get it run in?

Hopefully next time we will be able to get a proper chat up at the Welly.

The Welly yesterday ...... our group ...

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Old 09-05-2011, 02:51 AM   #1268
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Hey Kamchat,

Sorry I had to post to Rich on this too and hijack your thread just a wee bit. Some of us Mississippi girls ain't missing out on none of the good times.



No worries ..... always good to see pics of you ladies out having good times.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:56 AM   #1269
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That pic was taken on our vacation a couple of weeks ago. It took us 7 day to get to what would normally take about 14 hours in a car. Hubby is working on a ride report if you would like to see more. (I took almost 1000 pics so I hope there are a couple of good ones)

Taking pics at speed is no problem, as long as the road is relatively straight. In tight curves I tuck in and enjoy the ride. I do have to be careful when he gets a little crazy and goes off road...........


We talk about getting to your part of the world one day. Thanks for the beautiful pics !!!!


Bratso

Nice pics ......'1000 pics' - that's going to keep you busy for a while - sorting through them all. But 'I'm with you' ..it's a numbers game ..If you take enough pics there are bound to be a few good one's (that's my system anyway).
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:05 AM   #1270
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I love this photo. Just love it! :)

Good to hear from you Liz ...... glad you like the pic ..... hope you have been getting out on the bikes ..
won't be too long now before they will be coming back in the lounge


Another one from Friday ..... this cottage on the A84 near Callander caught my eye ......



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Old 09-05-2011, 03:07 AM   #1271
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Oh, oh! Maybe a bit of the Nick Sanders influence happening there. Next thing we'll see is Kamchat doing the Road of Bones to Magadan on a Gixxer 1K! Hey, if a Harley can do it...

Lol! - well, Nick Saunders did ride round the world on an R1 - so anything is possible!
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Old 09-05-2011, 03:28 AM   #1272
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Nice to see you got a new bike and nice to see you continuing this badass thread!
How are you liking the new GSXR 1000? I'm thinking of picking one up in the next couple of weeks, there are some good deals to be had on the leftover 2011 models right now.

Hi there, I am liking it a lot ..... but then I knew I would - it's a lot like my old K5 .... a bit less grunt below 6000 rpm ...but more 'ooomph' above it. But you are right - It's the cracking deals on the 2011's that swayed it for me ..... for the money I reckon it is the best buy right now.
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:20 AM   #1273
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Jumped on your thread, spun through a couple pages and found I had to go back and start at page #1 ---- LOVIN' it and glad I jumped back.

Cool to see you started on a "second hand rd250" back when you were 18...

That was my 1st bike too. Way back in 1982 I was going to college, had a summer job but couldn't afford a car and bought a used Yamaha RD 250 for $500 --- purely for practical reasons. Had to be at work at 7:00am, Landscaping job, and found myself leaving an hour early to ride empty winding, twisting, sweeping, forested back roads (Could've been there in 10 minutes if I'd wanted to, but where's the fun in that??? Guess it wasn't just "practical' anymore...). Rode it to work and on weekends for two summers and sold my $500 bike for $750 after two years of pure blissful use!!! Just may be the best "Deal" I've ever had in my life!

Graduation, a "real" job, the "Real World", Marriage and Kids all seemed to step in on my fun and I gave up Riding for over 20 years (gonna guess I'm not the only one with that tale on AdvRider...). An unfortunate Divorce (in many ways, yet not so unfortunate in some other ways...) and an old college roommate and GREAT friend of 20+ years who "loaned" me a bike he never rides anymore, re-opened the door to Riding again and it has been a Blissful, Eye-Opening, Soulful, Help-Me-Keep-My-Head-On-My-Shoulders re-awakening...

Anyway, enough of my rambling... Like many others, Thanks for your beautiful pic's, your tales, and your time and effort.

AdvRider2B
P.S. Check out my signature/quote --- it's from "The Holy Grail" --- in reference to your Monty Python/Stalker Castle reference early on in your RR. Of course it must be read with an overly dramatic and thick Scottish brogue...




..and thank you for taking the time to comment ...glad you enjoyed the pics and the thread.

It seems our lives have followed similar paths ..starting out on RD250's.... a period away from biking due to mortgages and raising families etc. ...divorce etc. etc. .... and rediscovering our passion for biking.

I'm sure there are quite a few like us out there. ....... Those RD250's were quick weren't they! ... (probably slow by 'modern day' standards) ...but the noise!, the trail of blue smoke! - all left behind in the wake of what seemed like 'warp drive' acceleration - 'happy days'.

Thanks again for the kind comments.
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:32 AM   #1274
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As you may have gathered from my reply to 'Tango2' earlier about bumping into him at the Green Welly, - we were out again yesterday..... got to make the most of what time remains before winter returns......










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Old 09-05-2011, 06:51 AM   #1275
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'Might see you out and about at the Welly one Sunday'


What a coincidence that just two days after posting that we bump into each other up at the Welly!

Good to see you yesterday, even if it was only briefly (sorry I had to dash as the rest of my group were already leaving)... but thanks for coming over and asking 'are you Kamchat?' Lol! - It's a small world!

Hope you had a good day making the most of the dry weather on your new Ducati .... maybe you managed to get it run in?

Hopefully next time we will be able to get a proper chat up at the Welly.

The Welly yesterday ...... our group ...

That was a real laugh! Good to meet you! We hadn't intended stopping at the wellie but I was gagging for a coffee and my pal was bursting for the loo. It was just as I walked into the cafe I thought "I recognise those bikes" Hope you guys had a good day out. We'd a really brill time unfortunately we started a little late and had to be home a bit early due to family commitments. Still managed to put about 250 miles on the Duke and the tyres are well and truly scrubbed in esp on one right hander where I over cooked it somewhat and had to just grip my teeth and lean over for Scotland. Just need a couple of hundred miles more for the first service. Hope we can get some decent weather this Autumn.

Great Pics as usual.

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