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  1. Thread: H & C Encore

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    The new landlords are about to relaunch the pub...

    The new landlords are about to relaunch the pub following a refurb. Chicky spotted this fact on Facetube and contacted them, and they'd be happy to host a bike night as in the days of old - it's...
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    Have to agree, a trike (conventional one with 2...

    Have to agree, a trike (conventional one with 2 rear wheels) has all the disadvantages of a bike; vulnerability, no weather protection - and none of the advantages; speed, leaning, narrow enough to...
  3. Thread: Long Way Up

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    Hmmmm.... doesn't quite inspire confidence in the...

    Hmmmm.... doesn't quite inspire confidence in the electric bike being a proper adventure tool yet does it?
  4. Thread: Long Way Up

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    If anyone likes the idea of motorcycle travel...

    If anyone likes the idea of motorcycle travel books, then (in addition to Jupiter's Travels) I'd strongly recommend the books by Lois Pryce (details here: https://www.loisontheloose.com ) - she's...
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    If you want to recycle old oil, take it to the...

    If you want to recycle old oil, take it to the local tip and pour it into the big tank that’s there just for that purpose.
  6. Thread: Long Way Up

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    I read some stuff on the Adventure Rider forum a...

    I read some stuff on the Adventure Rider forum a while ago saying that Ewan & Charley’s accompanying support crew carried generators - I’m sure that if this were to be true there wouldn’t be any...
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    After all the fuss over the new road race that...

    After all the fuss over the new road race that was mooted in Wales a couple of years ago I’ll reserve judgement and believe it when I see it - it’ll be great IF it happens, but I shan’t hold my...
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    Welcome aboard Wilko

    Welcome aboard Wilko
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    “Orange whip? Orange whip? Three orange whips...”...

    “Orange whip? Orange whip? Three orange whips...”

    Quality film throughout :-)
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    Film 4 have good films on at 21:00 normally and I...

    Film 4 have good films on at 21:00 normally and I scan the listings every week to select films to record. Some films haven't aged well at all; Funeral in Berlin was particularly dated and hard work...
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    Nul points for observation skills; roundabout...

    Nul points for observation skills; roundabout sign on the right verge, roundabout itself with a bunch of his mates waiting... eejit, lucky one too...
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    My sister has been a member of the Reading...

    My sister has been a member of the Reading Offbeats Scooter club for decades, she learnt her way round engines by riding and fixing a Vespa. She no longer owns a scooter, but currently has five...
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    Why not?

    It costs nothing to do and if one acknowledges a scooter rider they may start to think that bikers are OK after all, rather than muttering "ignorant cnut" under their breath as you pass by, forcibly...
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    Hello and welcome aboard

    Hello and welcome aboard
  15. Thread: VIN advice

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    Intriguing Kevin - what are you looking at...

    Intriguing Kevin - what are you looking at buying, c'mon spill the beans just a little.
  16. Thread: God Damn !

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    Chicky and I hit West Bay today - certainly was...

    Chicky and I hit West Bay today - certainly was scorchio! They could do with a place to store gear and helmets (like the Riders for Health bus at big race meetings) - they’d make a heap of money when...
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    Latest news on Norton - Garner the crook must...

    Latest news on Norton - Garner the crook must repay swindled pension funds - good luck getting anything from that weasel...
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  18. Thread: Top Day Out

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    We had one or two very light spots of rain on the...

    We had one or two very light spots of rain on the ride - literally a couple of light drops on the visor, and a few once back at Charley’s but that was all. We were fortunate then, as I did spot some...
  19. Thread: Top Day Out

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    Grand Day Out

    After not meeting many biking friends since last year, a bunch of WB old timers got together for appropriately distanced coffee and nattering, followed by an enjoyable hack around familiar roads and...
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    Latest safe riding guidelines under COVID-19

    Just released by the coalition of riding interest groups in relation to the latest government information. The riders’ groups include the ACU, TRF, Triumph Owners’ Club, IAM, BMF, MAG, Biker Down,...
  21. Thread: Spares

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    Ebay or breakers' ads (presuming that they're...

    Ebay or breakers' ads (presuming that they're operating at the moment) would likely be your best bet
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    Ah... photos required, or it never happened;-)

    Ah... photos required, or it never happened;-)
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    Dovi - behind the scenes documentary

    A fascinating look behind the scenes of Dovi's 2019 season in MotoGP, insights from him, his bosses and pundits. The article summarises the film, and there's a link to click at the foot of the page...
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    Indeed, we escorted our (socially distancing)...

    Indeed, we escorted our (socially distancing) visitors back to the Beckhampton roundabout this afternoon before taking a cross country route home via Broad Hinton, Lyneham and Chip’num and saw plenty...
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    Well, if that sh!tweasel Dominic Cummings can...

    Well, if that sh!tweasel Dominic Cummings can interpret lockdown rules in phase one as he pleases and drive 250 miles up-country while exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms then I can foresee a lot of people...
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