spins, trips, rants, raves, fotos, messin around and all that kinda stuff....

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by mka, May 23, 2013.

  1. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Long timer

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  2. mka

    mka Been here awhile

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    ...errrrrrrrrrrrr, not quite Jim, not quite....
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    the day was cold and damp, even by irish standards but i'd not be dissuaded from me task today. i wanted to go to a real museum but not an old museum if you get me drift and up the road i was sure to find one.
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    i was on me way to modena where there were all kindsa ferrari cars in a big big house. not to be confused with da udder ferrari house out in maranello...
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    to get in here you need to have prebooked in the last century, or so i was told, so i went back in time and did just that. with me golden ticket in hand i danced up to the front door but the fu*kin thing was locked.............................oooohoolyfuuuck says i to meself, what is a man to do............?
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    it seems i was toooo early, but being a mildly resourceful buck i goes over to the udder part of the building and blags me way in while smiling all the while.
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    so here was i, all alone in Enzo's place.....................hmmmmmmmmm
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    i'd like to suggest that you go get a couple of tissues as drool is definitely a possibility in the following few seconds.................
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    the beauty who let me in asked that i did not touch her - actually she meant i could not touch the cars as some were priceless, truth be told she was pretty much priceless herself.
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    i stood there marvelling that such beauty can be formed from the hands of mere mortals, looking round and being overwhelmed and with no one to even nod to in mutual appreciation a tear formed in my eye..............this was genius, this was art, this was sublime craftsmanship never before witnessed in mans history...
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    i wandered into a 'recreation' of the great mans office just to escape the overwhelmingness of these beautiful creations............
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    i think the photo by his desk os of hi beloved son Dino....................
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    the car above, see car with '2' on her rump, is the 500 F2 single seater open nose (first time they did an open nose one) race car, built in 1951 it won the F1 world title for 1952-3, this was Ferrari's first ever F1 world title and below is the same car doing what it was built to do............
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    that's just one car, one piece of history.....................
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    on the walls were some pictures of other great moments in Ferrari's history........
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    i looked at some of their famous engines including the 1987 F117A, the 1994 F135A.............
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    see the car above with number '56' on her bonnet/hood, she is a V12 built in 1947 and she was the first ever car to wear the Ferrari badge....
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    hope i didn't bore you with such details n'all but i felt we should appreciate some of the things humans could build even though our news broadcasts the evil humanity can do, maybe give us a bit of perspective and a feeling of what we could be capable of............
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    so, clean up the drool and go do something fu*kin useful for yourselves, i'll have more of this shit anon............
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  3. Shooby

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    Nice, Golden ticket indeed!
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  4. mka

    mka Been here awhile

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    apologies for the break in communications...............sick child...............ambulance...................hospital..................tests...................operation......................recovery..................home....................calm restored and all is well..............
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    so i'm standing there in a pool o' drool looking about me and no one to share the moment..................
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    the 3 litre 1954 Ferrari Monza.......................yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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    more blinginess........
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    and this sculptured perfection named after his son Dino...
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    and on and on into the new millenium the beauty gets redefined....
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    so i thought i'd head off back out past the smiling supermodel sitting provocatively upon the luckiest chair in Italy...........
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    back out in the cold i spied the 'real' museo and stepped me gaily toward it...
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    cool modernist kinda structure and still f'all peoples about.
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    Shooby, i presented me golden ticket here and got meself ready to be impressed...
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  5. Frey Bentos

    Frey Bentos Probably doing a drawing. Or scratching my arse.

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    That Dino..........*sploink!!
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  6. Chris K

    Chris K Been here awhile

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    When I was a kid there was a red one used to park in the village....... beautiful.

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  7. mka

    mka Been here awhile

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    gotta agree on the Dino men, she is a thing of beauty, yep she is...............
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    so with ticket in hand i head for the entry of the Ferrari Museo drippin' in anticipation
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    the very first car i come to, basically taking up most of the lobby area, wasn't even a fu*kin' Ferrari at all....................huh..............?
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    yeah, the first car i hit on is a bloody Alfa Romeo.....................hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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    now don't get me wrong i love Alfa's but for Jaysus's sake i didn't come to see them..............
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    but this is a really special Alfa, built in 1922 she was called the G1, this beasty was so successful (not) that they never built a G2....
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    about 50 odd were built in total, actually 52 but 50 were shipped of all places to Australia. this is the only surviving one 'in the world' apparently, she is a 6.5 litre 65 hp bruteful hoor of a beast. this one was actually used to round up cattle before hitting a tree and was then used as a water pump until 1964 when she was 'found' by enthusiasts and restored.............!!
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    there is mega footage of this beast on youtube, google alfa romeo g1 racer mille miglia - to see her in action............
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    so i pushed on into the main hall, my mouth hit the floor and all about me spun round and round, music softly materialised and the fog dissipated.....
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    i know you guys n dolls r thinkin' what amazing photos.....................awww shucks................but when surrounded by such exquisite pulchritude, such winsome splendifourescence, sure you couldn't help but get a good shnap....
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  8. Frey Bentos

    Frey Bentos Probably doing a drawing. Or scratching my arse.

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    Things of beauty but give me a bike over any of them, any day. Well, I'd take the Dino.
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  9. mka

    mka Been here awhile

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    agree with that sentiment most assuredly Frey..............nothing but nothing on four wheels can match the aching in the loins that sittin' astride something brings...........
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    from over the river erne nearabouts Belturbet, county Cavan wit a bit o' blurrin' goin' on
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  10. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Long timer

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    Thanks for the virtual tour of the sweet redness...
  11. mka

    mka Been here awhile

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    most welcome Jim
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    Dino Dearg (red) above right.............yummm
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    there's no end to these babes............
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    but me, me i was spent by now....drained............drippin' with lust.........eyes watery red from hardcore staring.............me tank was nigh emptified.
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    i had to go and refuel somewhere's nice, get me fluids n' all back in balance........
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    now truth be told...........the bikes......the bikes are where tis at.......but if a had ta drive a cear i'd be luvvin' to be in one o'these.............
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    i headed out to me harsie and fuck me she didndeed look a miserabley site out in the rain all lonesomenugly.............
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    i can hear yis basterds laffing at her, even from over here...........tis sad tis surely sad....to think that even the polishncloths usedta clean these cars is more expinsive than me wee harsie.................................
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    well, says i to me partner bafore i got up on hir, says i, i luvs u all da more cos no amounta clothsnpolish will get me to a decent ating house...
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    so we, me n her, decided we go off n get sumtin to ate cos after all no matter how big your dick or how thick your wallet ya can only ate one dinner at a time, isn't dat a fact.......!
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    back into Bologna and says i, why not ate some spagetti bolognese seeing as this is where the whole 'enchalada' started so to speak....so i found a right fine spot i did............parked up and strode in...........twere a fancy dan spot indeed so they looked me upndown 'riservatsioni ?' or such........me 'no boss'........and shrug of the shoulders.......pointed me in near the back where i wouldn't be fit ta frighten the customers........i takes me seat and chatting away to meself i was when waiterman comes over.........i goes the whole hog and started with the bolognese, then the filletto di manzo, then dolce, then can't even remember cos i'd had two good bottles o red vino and all soon was well in the world, at least my world....
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    too scuttered to take any more pics of dolce or the rest...........i know some o youse is squeamish but the meat was delicious..........she mooed all the way down inta me belly...........
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    gotta run..................need a mug of tea just thinkin' bout it
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  12. black top bob

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    Perfect, a tasty choice. We're sitting by the fire here in the hollow, dreaming of red meat, red machinery, and Uncle MKA bringing us Christmas stories. Thanks for great stuff. BTB
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  13. black top bob

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    MKA, not to sound too sappy- but hope the wee one's fairing better.
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  14. mka

    mka Been here awhile

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    hey there.................sorry for being off the ranch asitwere................much crap and shtuff to be dealin' with ereabouts...............
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    Bob, da littley one doin' much better thanksgott and hopesshe be'sback in school within damonth........
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    wanted to wish you all dudes n dudettes the besht for 2017 and for many many good rides
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    small wee video of a little ride from the wamery times this year
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    ride on... live well... regret nuttin'...
  15. N-Id-Jim

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    Nice tail shot, sorta like 2016 in the rearview, ...seeya!

    Happy New Year
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  16. mka

    mka Been here awhile

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    sooooooooooooo back to the story in hand, christ but im longwinded (sorry)
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    now, after all the chattin' n'all i was ready for the only real reason i was in this town at all at all...............i wanted to see where me babies had been born, it was time to go to the hospital....................
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    i was well excited as i had booked into a tour of the factory/theatre and the drool was already starting to fill me lid.............
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    i tied up the harsie and made meself prominent as it were so that i'd not be left at the gate
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    just to keep you up to date here, on the way over to this wondrous place i spied a big siopa/shop/retail place and had to stop for a look cos i could just about make out the latest genius thing arriving, twas the 'scrambler'..............the damn shop were closed but i pressed me head up against the windows and the droll it flowed man, it flowed.............got a poor picture of it but at the time the scrambler was only just coming out asitwere
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    it was time to enter the alladdin's cave................
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    just a taster - if you're into this shit.........
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    gotta go fodder the aminals now
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  17. Frey Bentos

    Frey Bentos Probably doing a drawing. Or scratching my arse.

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    Jesus. The elusive and lesser spotted Irish Scribe himself!
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  18. black top bob

    black top bob gray goat

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    A fine looking mongrel the ladies at the store say. The bike too.
  19. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Long timer

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    A corporeal image.. even if ghostly!
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  20. Shooby

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    Careful there, Agent MKA, you almost blew your cover.
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