'You are going to die' ....

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

  1. Kamchat

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    Yes, Lol! - I do,- but even you must admit that standing up is a lot more comfortable with the lower pegs and higher bars of the adventure bikes. :wink:
  2. Kamchat

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    Aye, I used to have an XT500 many years ago and used to stand on the pegs when riding off-road on that ...those Paris/Dakar boys spend the whole day stood on the pegs ...they must have 'legs of steel'... :huh :deal
  3. Kamchat

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    Sunday ... I actually got out twice for a ride ..as you can see from the previous pics I went out with a few of the guys in the morning and met ullukk in Crieff for lunch.... and then I got out again with Sarah in the evening when we rode up to Strathyre for tea.

    Roads were wet in the morning all the way up to Lochearnhead...but then the sun came out and the rest of the day was fine. Quite a few bikes out despite the wet roads early on - I guess folk are making the most of it before the winter arrives:deal. Came up behind this group approaching Lochearnhead....

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    This old BMW was in amongst them......(you can see how quick the roads dried out once we turned east towards Crieff).......

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  4. Kamchat

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    That's crazy! - :huh...mind you, I'm not sure how our pollce would view it if they saw you stood on the pegs? ... I don't think it's illegal but if you got the wrong cop they might try and do you for 'not having proper control of your vehicle' which they sometimes use if you get seen doing a wheely.
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    Hopefully you can see from this pic that I do actually concentrate on the road ahead when taking pics and the camera is operated by 'feel' ...

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    and a few from our evening ride.... the engines do love the cool crisp evening air .....


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    Hi Kamchat:wink:
    Been a while since i've last contributed.....but I've sure been keeping up to "speed" with the goings-on out in Scotland. I trust you're well mate, the pics and ride tales sure makes it hard for anyone to believe otherwise :-)
    Been out this morning for a wee run, albeit all by my lonesome :-(
    A pic from my run attached...
    PS: Traded the '09 K1300GT for a brand new '13 K1600GTL since I've last posted:clap
  7. Frey Bentos

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    I asked a tame traf cop on another forum this very question. He claimed that it was not an offence as long as your hands and feet were on the control surfaces, as he put it. But I still think if you got the wrong cop. Wasn't there a dude got points for wiping his visor when an absolute arsehole of a cop took offence at him removing his hand from the bars?
  8. bubu

    bubu Been here awhile

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    this is not the Kam's style :freaky This is the bubu's style :rofl:rofl:rofl
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    You have good cops and bad cops. I often ride stand up, or with my right feet out of my peg, cause i have problem with my knee...

    And i ride a lot with my left hand on my knee. It is very easy to ride like that. you can control perfectly your bike with one hand or one feet. Some riders have big handicap, and they ride with one hand, or with one feet, and they are ok, so ...

    It is incredible!!! :cry:cry:cry
  10. ullukk

    ullukk Been here awhile

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    Hello Kam,
    Nice to meet up with you also mate last weekend, had a good ride back to Hull thanks, stayed nice and dry and a decent dollop of sunshine thrown in to boot, look forward to spending more riding time with you guys next time i'm up north, probably next springtime now for me but here's hoping forra few more decent riding weekends yet before winter kicks in.

    Cheers.

    Keith.
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    Hi Hoody, good to hear from you again ...yep, we are well thanks ...sounds like life is good down in S.A. too, congrats on the new bike ...is it a big improvement over the 1300 ? ...Must be a comfy 'mile-muncher'. :deal.....

    ps. can't seem to see your pic unfortunately.
  12. Kamchat

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    That's just plain nuts! - not being allowed to wipe your visor! :huh - I guess it goes to show .. it just depends on the individual officer you encounter. They are just human after all and like the rest of the population there are good guys.... and there are some arseholes. :deal
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    Ha Ha ...I guess so ...but, in my defence I have to say I have taken loads of pics like this - by accident (including this one) ...I do mostly try to avoid getting the mirror in the shot. :wink:
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    Good to hear it Keith, and yes, you are welcome to join us anytime. :deal.... You know the score - most dry Sundays between mid March and the end of October you will find us out for a run. :wink:

    The nights are starting to draw in now ..in fact on Sunday it was already getting dark as we got back to Glasgow and it was only 7:30 ....Anniesland ....

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    Out today on our regular Saturday cycle we passed through Balquhidder and visited Robb Roy's grave ....

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    It's a nice wee place Baquhidder ...we pass nearby on the motorbikes most Sundays as we ride up the A84 from Strathyre to Lochearnhead..

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    the ride also included doing the length of Loch Voil

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    Nice place to live......

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    Guests arriving by seaplane at the exclusive Monachyle Mhor Hotel on the banks of Loch Voil..

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    Although it's well into autumn we saw 18C today ...and it's looking equally good for tomorrow when we get the gixxers out ......miracles can happen! :D
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    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    Awesome pics Kam, and fascinating historical sites.. I hope to see it in person someday..

    Here is my "cycle" last weekend... :evil

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    Fall is here, raining, raining, raining..
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    Thanks, nice cycle-cross bike (Specialized) and lovely scenery you have there ...it looks similar to Scotland. :wink:
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    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    Ha ha, yeah, looks similar if you squint! Down a lost lane in Scotland you might find a neat old hand-hewn stonework church.. out here at the end of the dusty trail you find busted down old mining equipment..:lol3

    Keep posting the great pics and stories!
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    Best thread I have ever went through by far!