'You are going to die' ....

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Kamchat, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Kamchat

    Kamchat Long timer

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    ...That's what my mother said to me when I announced I was going to buy a motorbike. I was 18 and had worked all summer vacation to save up to buy my first bike - a second-hand RD250.

    I'm now 52 ..and despite my best efforts, still here ... and riding. :D

    Of course, she is right - we all will. But it's not how long you last that counts, but how much 'living' you manage to cram into life before the inevitable.

    That's why I love this forum and these threads of pics - folk cramming in bucketloads of 'living' into life ...out having adventures on their bikes. :clap

    I have lurked here for over two years .. and thoroughly enjoyed viewing your fun. I thought it was about time I gave something back and contributed .... so here is my modest contribution ... no great adventures in far-flung lands I'm afraid ... but several year's worth of Sunday rideouts here in Scotland with some great folk.

    Firstly three things that give a lot of pleasure

    My camera
    My Bike
    Sarah (my partner with her GSXR750)

    Most Sundays I get to play out with all three (so to speak!) :1drink

    Good times!

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  2. GreeKKTiNoS

    GreeKKTiNoS Been here awhile

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    Your mother was right. BUT probably you are a lucky man!<o:p></o:p>
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    :lol3:lol3:lol3
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  3. A2rider

    A2rider Been here awhile

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    Pictures!! We need pictures!!

    You said you had a camera.......:D
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  4. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Let's see your riding turf :deal

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  5. Kamchat

    Kamchat Long timer

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    Sorry for the initial delay with the pics .. being an idiot, it took me a while to figure out what I was doing wrong when trying to upload ... think I got it sussed now. :D
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  6. A2rider

    A2rider Been here awhile

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    Good start. Got any of castles or other neat old buildings that us Americans only see on TV?
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  7. foster

    foster Huh?

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    What they said.......good start but we need photos please!
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  8. Kamchat

    Kamchat Long timer

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    Ok ... now some of the pics ..I hope ! Lol!

    A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh. Mo on his R6
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  9. A2rider

    A2rider Been here awhile

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    Oooo, nice Kawi!!
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  10. Kamchat

    Kamchat Long timer

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    Someone asked for a castle?

    Eilean Donan Castle
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  11. ccrat

    ccrat Dumb as a box of hair

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    Everybody dies. Enjoy the great bike in the mean time. :evil
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  12. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    You got my attention with those two :lurk
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  13. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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  14. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Well, did she get a ticket or, sweet talk her way out of it? Inquiring minds wanna know
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  15. Kamchat

    Kamchat Long timer

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    Overlooking Loch Garry

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  16. dougfromindy

    dougfromindy I smell premix

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    My Mom was from Glasgow.
    I have relatives in Troon, Edinb., and Isle of Mull.
    Many visits to Scotland and always wishing I had my bike with me.
    Last trip drove a Vauxhall Vectra that we rented, was very difficult driving as everything is new and unusual from USA. My Mom about crashed car several times so I became the only driver and had a hangover each morning as some very good beer at the pubs. Watch out for the "loose chippings" and yankee tourists in rental cars. Everyone was pulling out onto the roadway and it was really freaking me out...I stopped in at an auto parts store and got some basic driving info that really helped out, I can even go thru a roundabout now.
    best wishes,
    Doug:freaky
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  17. Kamchat

    Kamchat Long timer

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    No ticket :D
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  18. Direktor

    Direktor Been here awhile

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    Nice pics!
    Please put more! :thumb
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  19. PinkPillion

    PinkPillion Been here awhile

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    Great so far---keep them coming. How awesome to have a castle so close to your home! Someday we will make it to your beautiful country.

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  20. Kamchat

    Kamchat Long timer

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    Lol! Next time you come you have to rent a bike and come on some rideouts ...when it's not raining these roads are awesome. :D


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