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Online uralrob

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Re: Not Quite getting it right
« Reply #10 on: Aug 10, 2018, 11:39 AM »


 Good news  :028:   :028:

 One of the funnest drives I ever had was a 2.4l turbo diesel Transit camper with a 6 speed manual in N.Z. Passing uphill and laughing my fool head off. Missus talked of having me certified.

 What flavour of ice cream goes best with your roo-ribs?

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Re: Not Quite getting it right
« Reply #11 on: Aug 10, 2018, 01:56 PM »
I just LOVE your ride reports clunky!!!!!
I know all those roads so well I was riding every corner with you.
MADE MY DAY.
Thanks, YOU'RE A STAR.
The V 650 is the perfect bike for that ride IMHO.
Ted.

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Re: Not Quite getting it right
« Reply #12 on: Aug 10, 2018, 01:59 PM »
got to agree Ted that is ceratainly V country, any more pwoer I'd kill myself, any less too boring, any heavier loose the grin factor, lighter  and you'd get blown around on some of the peaks. I went to ride, not to tour, not to eat cake, not to sight see, not to race, I went to ride, to be involved to have the craic. No better bike for it
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Re: Not Quite getting it right
« Reply #13 on: Aug 11, 2018, 04:00 PM »
Very well put Clunky.
Not sure about the   "lighter"  though, I'm a big fan of light.
Ted.

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Re: Not Quite getting it right
« Reply #14 on: Aug 12, 2018, 12:36 PM »
Really good read Clunky :7:

I was surprised that some sections of it were familiar to me!!

I was reminded of this years NVM....at one stage there was a Focus ST in the middle of our group and I could just about keep up with him but no way I could have passed him :012:

Do you find it easy to do a write up on your spin? Would you or have you ever done it on a big tour?

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Re: Not Quite getting it right
« Reply #15 on: Aug 12, 2018, 05:43 PM »
Hi Bob
If I do a write up it's normally when I get home and chill with a beer and it flow easily, I seem to be able to remember the smallest of details sometimes.
This one was different, I wasn't going to do one but I was off work, got up early, started looking at a map of where I had been and just started typing.
As for how I write and what I write I am quite selfish, I write purely for myself, sometimes they have a theme like this as it's how I felt many times on the ride. You just got to start typing.
On a tour I couldn't do one on a phone or tablet so carrying a laptop would be more clobber. I'll worry about it if I go on tour
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Re: Not Quite getting it right
« Reply #16 on: Aug 16, 2018, 09:30 PM »
It's a pretty cool idea I must say. Just to be able to recall some of the experiences one has while out on the bike over the years would be really good as I find stories I have in my head from years ago can fade a bit.