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Old 01-25-2013, 05:24 PM   #3001
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Forget the piano player. Who's the blonde?
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:13 PM   #3002
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GS. I've kept quiet for all the mocking and abuse but Politician's an insult too far. How dare you, Sir! The very thought.

I'm a Programme Manager..my team had just installed an IT network into the Treasury and George (who lives next door and for the benefit of the Colonials amongst us is the national bean counter) couldn't connect-so we had to instal there too. There's a school of thought that it wouldn't have made any feckin' difference but who am I to comment...
We should maybe just given the pillock a multi coloured plastic kiddie-keyboard and told him it was connected up.

We needed to send one of my Project Manager team over with some techies to have a look and I thought.." If anyone's going to number 10 it's me"...after all, when will this small town Jock without a qualification to his name ever get through the door again.
As we approached the door there was a guy polishing it, and he saw us coming and slammed the door. "Charming" I thought, but then realised he'd done it as like every other drongo who enters, he knew I wanted a pic in front of That Door.

Politicians are always filmed walking towards the door with that "I'm on business of the Nation" walk so I thought feck it...I'll have some of that too!

Sorry its a bit grainy but my techie taking the pic was pissing himself as a copper with a submachine gun was giving me the daggers.
DC was out.


I see you've exchanged the glaring pate for blur.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:34 AM   #3003
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GS. I've kept quiet for all the mocking and abuse but Politician's an insult too far. How dare you, Sir! The very thought.
Could've been worse, could've called you royalty
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As we approached the door there was a guy polishing it
God damned it....now I have to get more coffee...
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he saw us coming and slammed the door. "Charming" I thought, but then realised he'd just popped inside to get the bongo keys for my tech and an appletini for me
There, fixed it
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:38 AM   #3004
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The ride to Olkhon Island

More pics from the days ride up to Olkhon Island.

Yours truly, waiting for the ferry - complete with bug debris on my shades:



Black and White ... two BMW X-challenges on Olkhon Island



The World Famous Terry Brown from Cambridge, England ...



The gang ... enjoying the good weather and the great scenery:



We stayed at Nikita's Place ... a hotel / hostel on Olkhon that is popular with backpackers. I told the guys, this was the last time you will see tourists for a long time. Our trip beyond here starts to get into the boonies.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:38 AM   #3005
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What has happened to advriders?

There used to be time when photos of babes in bikinis were quoted again and again in Walter's ride reports. Now I see some guy in suit being quoted again and again.
No offense, Rod. You look good in the suit but much better on your KTM in proper gear.

Walter, have you any idea what has caused flat battery on your bike? Would you go with Lithium battery again? Would it be your choice when going alone to remote places?
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:47 AM   #3006
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There used to be time when photos of babes in bikinis were quoted again and again in Walter's ride reports.
Well I have a proper GF now ... I guess thats a negative for readers. Maybe I should be single next time I hit the road.

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Walter, have you any idea what has caused flat battery on your bike?
Yes ... turning the starter over and over until the battery ran out. Yes I would still use them ... and I would still take the special charger for it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:55 AM   #3007
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One thing I like about the ferries in Russia is that if they are a part of the road they are free. Not so in Norway, but then again I guess we can't afford it
Hahahhahah that made me laugh

Damn good point too.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:26 AM   #3008
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my 2cts on crashbars

cannot resits to provide my 2cts to the crashbar topic ...

that happens when you try to ride curves too agressive



The good thing is that the cylinder head lid can be turned upside down and then with a little tape or so the journey can continue. That incident happened with the crash bar installed (now a few mm thinner ). Without that crash bar, I am afraid the head/valves would have been damaged.

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:38 AM   #3009
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Then u need crash bars for asphalt riding. :) rather than for off road riding.

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Guys I am not claiming there is a right or wrong opinion re crashbars or that other people ought to follow my view on crashbars ... but if someone does specifically ask for my opinion on them or why I dont have them, then I am kinda obliged to give them my opinion.

Its only my opinion at the end of the day. Its not everyones opinion and its not necessarily the right opinion.

I dont want to get off topic again with pages of different responses about crashbars. It is still a ride report primarily rather than a bike building thread
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:56 AM   #3010
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Forget the piano player. Who's the blonde?
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:40 AM   #3011
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I dont want to get off topic again with pages of different responses about crashbars. It is still a ride report primarily rather than a bike building thread
+1 Get on with it then
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:41 AM   #3012
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I dont want to get off topic again with pages of different responses about crashbars. It is still a ride report primarily rather than a bike building thread[/QUOTE]

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Old 01-26-2013, 05:56 AM   #3013
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To put an end on the crash bars topic..
Someone started a thread on them here

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:36 AM   #3014
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Baikal

After those words from our sponsors...back to today's scheduled programme...

Guys. About Baikal...did anyone get a swim or is it feckin' freezing?.

I've swum in Loch Lomond in the summer, and the North sea off Shetland, and on both occasions I turned in to a mannekin ...i.e i had to find my tadger with braille despite even more vigourous than normal "massaging". When it finally poked its miserable self, blinking, out of the rest of me I could have been forgiven for thinking I'd developed a bad pimple.

Just wondered if Baikal has similarly emasculating properties .....It's a chilly minus 15C there right now and about to drop to a piss freezing -27C across the next day or two.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:54 AM   #3015
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Ice storm here, car in the shop and no conditions to ride the Buell...

I think I will start from the beginning and read through this EPIC thread...

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