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Offline Stewie

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Moffat Toffee
« on: Aug 05, 2021, 07:36 AM »
So I shall do my ride report and put all you others to shame.

Skipped off work for a few days to pick up some Moffat Toffee, and meet up with TM.

Leicester to Biggar up the middle of the country.
Matlock was heaving and I didn't stay long. Also too many scooters and it was difficult to breathe what with all the two stroke.



North and West and East and North until I got to Biggar.
Bit of Peak District, bit of Yorkshire dales and a bit of lake district, you get the idea. Took around 8 hours and 350 miles.

Bike porn and V1k




Steak, beer, sleep go for ride around Scotland.
I have absolutely, entirely and totally no idea where we went.
I did recognise some roads and places from Moffat NVM a few years ago but otherwise I am in the dark.
Took all day and around 200 miles.

Bike porn, scenery porn, and a V1k





Curry, beer, sleep.
Ride home.
Took around 5 hours and just under 300 miles.

Important points to note.

The Rocket 3 is proper.
The more we rode the more I learned about it and the better it got.
I think in the deepest darkest reaches of his soul TM will admit to being surprised how capable it was, I know I was! I knew it was good but not this good.

Handles like a dream. It was very comfortable and capable over 90% of the roads we rode on.
Not great but not bad on 5% of the roads.
Uncomfortable and slightly tricky on the remaining 5%.
I will take that.

TM kept throwing stones at me and I didn't like that.
Moffat Toffee is still amazing.
The bike was a talking point whenever and wherever we stopped.

I am in love and I take back all negative comments about red bikes. Except for mk1 650s they are a disgrace.
« Last Edit: Aug 05, 2021, 07:38 AM by Stewie »

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Re: Moffat Toffee
« Reply #1 on: Aug 05, 2021, 08:51 AM »
I was liking that report, until you mentioned curry  :004: :sick:
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Re: Moffat Toffee
« Reply #2 on: Aug 05, 2021, 01:36 PM »
And this is the route we took  :biker1:

https://www.myrouteapp.com/en/social/route/3933785?mode=share



Yes I was surprised that the lardy guy on the very lardy bike went as well as it did  :5:

and ...................

*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
Stewie has now found a ditch big enough to take his Rocket III



and the best bike was always in front  :123A:

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Re: Moffat Toffee
« Reply #3 on: Aug 05, 2021, 02:52 PM »
What a handsome bike that is, a credit to it's former keeper.

Stewie's new un looks ok too.   :015:

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Re: Moffat Toffee
« Reply #4 on: Aug 05, 2021, 02:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
What a handsome bike that is, a credit to it's former keeper.


Looks even better now with the added accessories.  :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

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Re: Moffat Toffee
« Reply #5 on: Aug 05, 2021, 03:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by whiskydave [+]
Looks even better now with the added accessories.   :028:  :028:  :028:
Dave
I might even buy you a beer for that +ve complimentary remark  :notsure:
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Re: Moffat Toffee
« Reply #6 on: Aug 05, 2021, 03:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]

and the best bike was always in front  :123A:


Your bike was usually in front because you knew where we were going.
However, as you well know, yours was not ALWAYS in front and those times were when the bike bike WAS in front :007:
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Re: Moffat Toffee
« Reply #7 on: Aug 07, 2021, 11:23 AM »


 Just been looking at the Rocket's spec. Surprisingly unheavy for what it is and what it delivers. Unlike it's rider.

 That said I'll wait for the Experienced Rider version with the additional 3 cylinders.

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Re: Moffat Toffee
« Reply #8 on: Aug 07, 2021, 12:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

 Just been looking at the Rocket's spec. Surprisingly unheavy for what it is and what it delivers. Unlike it's rider.

 That said I'll wait for the Experienced Rider version with the additional 3 cylinders.

 Rob.

I understand an appreciate your comment.
However even I think that a 5 litre 6 cylinder bike may be a bit excessive or slightly over the top.
But then again the 8l V8 Boss Hoss does exist so maybe mine is a bit puny by comparison.

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Re: Moffat Toffee
« Reply #9 on: Aug 08, 2021, 03:43 AM »
Looks like you boys had good weather too.  Where is that "summer weather Blighty was so famous for?  I've seen way too many ride reports lately that have nothing but sunny skies.  You guys must be using some green screen or something.    :notsure:

BTW, it seems that having one ugly bike in the picture makes the other one look not as bad as it would on its own...    :whistle:


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