'You are going to die' ....

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

  1. Tango2

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    More great pics! I pick up my new bike on Thursday morning. Going to christen her with a run up to Tyndrum. I really want to get it run in ASAP so I can enjoy the last of the season. Your pics really put me in the mood. Please keep them coming!
  2. CuberBob

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    Helped a friend host a vintage bike ride this past weekend. Weather was gorgeous.
    So, for some reason they keep putting me in front, so all those awesome pictures of people leaning into corners & such are behind me!
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    Here were some of the bikes at the George Custer Memorial. (Turns out that he was born here in Ohio..)

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    Ahh..but the view ahead was nice too! roll on that throttle!! :wings
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  3. Bratso

    Bratso A Heluva Sack o' Potatoes

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    Some people are meant to ride and others are meant to hold on............

    plus me riding -------------> :muutt


    I also am the official family photographer

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    Bratso
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    Well, one of the things I was looking for in a camera was being able to do basic operation with one, gloved hand. I did get some strange looks at the store while checking that.:lol3
  5. Kamchat

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    Thanks ......

    No worries, you can bid on the two boxes of cold I am selling on E-bay ....current highest bidder is from Nigeria. :D
  6. Kamchat

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    Love that you love them........ couple more from Sunday ...we had a couple of incidents on our way back from Tyndrum .....firstly the rideout ground to a sudden halt with clouds of smoke billowing out the back of Jimmy's Speed Triple ....at first I thought he had blown his engine.... but it turned out that in a moment of distraction he had someow filled up with diesel by mistake back in Tyndrum ..:eek1...

    Didn't realise at the time of taking this pic that there was a problem hidden in it - that Speed Triple as just been filled with diesel......

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    A mile down te road ...

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    Luckily I carry a length of hose in my rucksack so we were able to syphon the diesel out of Jimmy's tank and some petrol out of Dave's to replace it.
  7. Kamchat

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    Congrats on the new bike! ..... You are, no doubt, riding it as I type this .....what did you get? ..... Good to see the weather has held dry for you today. It took me a week to do my 600 miles of 'running in' ..sure feels good being able to fully 'open the taps' now. ..:D.
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    Nice pic .:wink:..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. .:wink:....
  10. Kamchat

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    Lol! I had the same problem when the salesman in Jessops (camera shop) asked me what I mostly used the camera for. :wink:........ he did end up recommending the wee sx130 when he understood. ..... He explained it would be better for 'throwing down the road' (like my last one) than some of the SLR's I had been looking at ....... not because it was more sturdy - but it was 'less costly to replace'! Lol! :D
  11. Kamchat

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    Our favourite local road is the Stockiemuir..... there are plenty of pics from it on this thread ......It has the biker's pub the Carbeth on it ...it is the one I smashed my bike on ...... at one point it snakes down and across a bridge over 'The Devil's Pulpit' ..... as you ride over it you can't see what's below due to the trees ... on Monday Sarah and I climbed over the stone wall and went to do some exploring ...... underneath lies a pretty amazing deep gorge ..... it's like a 'lost world' down there ..... hidden from the traffic passing just a hundred yards away ....

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  12. CuberBob

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    :eek1:lol3 Always felt that Triumph owners were a bit 'different' :D:lol3

  14. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike TAT Rookie (planning!)

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    KamChat said:
    :becca Somebody's probably got a new nickname after that mistake:krusty.... Glad they got her back up! :freaky

    Cheers tor the photos! Top shelf as usual! :D
  15. Tango2

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    Hi Kamchat Thanks for that. I got Ducati Multistrada 1200 sport.

    After picking her I headed straight up to Tyndrum, round to Inverary down to Arrochar, down the side of Loch Long to Faslane and home. Wish I'd more time, it was great. Really delighted with the Duke although this running in malarky is frustrating. Incidentally there was another Duke at the Green Welly but this one wouldn't start, no jokes please (now that I own a fine piece of Italian engineering it's politically incorrect to mock their historic reliabillty!) Turns out he filled up with diesel. It's too easy to do. I've done the wrong fuel thing with my car and dread the day I do it with the bike. If I can just get some decent weather I should be able to clock some miles up and be able to give it a bit of welly!:evil
  16. Kamchat

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    Lol! - Jimmy sure is a bit 'different' - one of the quickest riders I know. But then he did ride a bike day in day out for a living for many years.

    I'm not sure we can blame it on being a 'Triumph owner' - he is a Triumph,Kawasaki & MV Augusta owner. :D

    He wasn't the only one having a bit of a bad day - I got a stone through my radiator (off Jimmy's back tyre) ..... luckily he had some metal putty under his seat that we were able to patch the leaking radiator with - It's a pain though on a brand new bike! :eek1...Why manufacturers don't fit rad guards as standard is beyond me. :deal. Had to go to Edinburgh today to get a change of coolant and a rad guard fitted.

    Took some pics on my way back ....... 'through fields of gold' ...... I took the long way home......:wink:


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  18. Kamchat

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    Lol! No new nickname yet - but I'm sure there will be some leg pulling on future rideouts. :wink:

    Thanks, - glad you haven't tired of my pics yet.
  19. Kamchat

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    Hi there..... Nice bike! I assume you got it from Ducati Glasgow? (I think they are the main dealer in Scotland).... Those are some of my favourite roads :deal........ that road down the side of Loch Long is a hoot ...... it's hard to stay in the saddle going over all those humps and dips. The first time I did it at speed I nearly did myself a serious injury smashing my 'nuts' on the tank! Lol! :D

    I hope for both our sakes we get some decent weather in the coming weeks. :wink:..... Might see you out and about at the Welly one Sunday.



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  20. ReadySetGo

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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. :lol3

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