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Old 22.03.2011, 09:42
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Motorcycle Ride Outs: 2011 No 1

Well, it's sunny outside and a young s man's fancy turns to other things. On the basis that you all have been here a while and are assimilated into the culture of needing weeks to plan ... and learn to ride a bike again

What about the w/e of 16/17th April
Start point will be somewhere around Zurich
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Old 22.03.2011, 10:32
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Good idea!
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Old 22.03.2011, 20:32
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Chris was talking about a "short" ride this weekend if anyone was up for it, so lets put the skis away and get out the leather shorts again.
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Old 22.03.2011, 21:55
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Re: Motorcycle Ride Outs: 2011 No 1

I'm probably roaming the Black Forest on Saturday afternoon.
Interested?
We could meet at Tamoil petrol station Eglisau (end of motorway ZH - Bülach).
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Old 22.03.2011, 22:14
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Chris is , indeed, talking about this w/e. I unfortunately, will be driving to the UK!
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Old 22.03.2011, 22:39
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I'm probably roaming the Black Forest on Saturday afternoon.
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We could meet at Tamoil petrol station Eglisau (end of motorway ZH - Bülach).
RPF- I would be up for that, have mentioned it to Chris and will see if we can get others out as well
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RPF- I would be up for that, have mentioned it to Chris and will see if we can get others out as well
Perky - if you are venturing abroad , that means you have passed your test !
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Old 22.03.2011, 22:51
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Oh yes and what a palaver that was...
Took the 1st test in Hinvil, 7am, instructor berated me for not being able to speaka the lingo well enough... went to do the brake test.... told me that I was not going fast enough the 1st time around, did it the 2nd and pulled too hard on the front brake... next thing I see is blue sky and the sound of metal on tarmac.
Luckily was not my bike and I was not injured, bike was a bit knackered though, the sod then buggered off and left me to my own devices.
Got home, went on internet... booked one of the last test days left in Zurich for 3 days later, went on my own motor... had a smashing tester who let me get away with a dodgy emergency stop after my little sob story.
As for the other guy who had turned up for the test, the tester failed his front tyre for being too bald!!! so I had him on the back for 45mins.
It looked hilarious... he was about 6ft 3 and on my low seat his knees were virtually up to my shoulders
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Ok guys, next Saturday at 10.30 am
Tamoil petrol station Eglisau, end of motorway ZH -Bülach

target: Black Forest

distance: 70 miles for the trip I have in mind, at halfway point, Steinasäge, we can make up our minds whether or not we proceed to Bonndorf - St. Blasien - notorious Albtal and make it a 105 mile trip or turn back towards Ober-Eggingen - Erzingen - Bühl - Hüntwangen - Eglisau.

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I'll be there, if my company is willing to join
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You are more then welcome to come, the more the merrier
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I'll be there, need to take some nice scenery with the gopro cam :-)
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Good idea!
no wonder I've never joined yet, my 32 yrs old bike will never keep up with all that modern stuff... maybe on the r12r when i get it later this spring
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Old 24.03.2011, 19:49
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Every bike can keep up with current speed limits ....
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Old 24.03.2011, 19:59
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no wonder I've never joined yet, my 32 yrs old bike will never keep up with all that modern stuff... maybe on the r12r when i get it later this spring
Don't worry ... it's not a race

No matter how much I try to speed them up !!
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Dont worry Bas- I schlep around on bike kicking out 35bhp
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More of a scenic tour, just to enjoy it :-)
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Old 24.03.2011, 21:43
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Dont worry Bas- I schlep around on bike kicking out 35bhp
well i guess my bike had around 40 hp when new 32 yrs ago and from the feeling of the kickstart it lost a lot of compression since then :-) never had it above 85 km/h for fear of it falling apart...
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Dont worry Bas- I schlep around on bike kicking out 35bhp
Wow, I never realised it was that powerful!
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Wow, I never realised it was that powerful!
very droll

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