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Hedgehog of death 23.10.2010 18:36

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Like hell ..
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TBH, it's a bit chilly for us southern softies .... but how about a November/December Beer meet up , so we can plan stuff for next year ??

Any takers?

slimsphotos 24.10.2010 13:54

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Yep, count me in. See if we can arrange a day when we can get maximum number of bods together. Will post it on FB as well.

Chris

24.10.2010 13:59

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Beer? Oh yes.

By the way, I have a chit for a whole week touring next Spring / Summer and I'mlooking for company :D

slimsphotos 24.10.2010 19:35

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Bob, I hear ya, and I'll answer your plea for help :-)

Chris

MadMatt 01.11.2010 07:02

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Beer - good. Any dates in mind yet?

Week touring - also good. However emphatically not on the Daytona! I will need to address that situation first...

Matt

Hedgehog of death 01.11.2010 07:39

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Originally Posted by MadMatt (Post 997901)
Beer - good. Any dates in mind yet?

Week touring - also good. However emphatically not on the Daytona! I will need to address that situation first...

Matt

What you want to do is buy my KTM SM ....:D

Ark3000 01.11.2010 09:09

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Okay you also have Motorcycle group here........that's wonderful !!!

What motorcycles do you people ride ???? :)

slimsphotos 01.11.2010 16:51

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Matt, Dates are whenever we decide, must put some up to start the process. Need to see when I'm working.

Ark3000, we ride a mixed bunch of bikes. We have, at least 1 Buell, 2 Fireblades, Pan European, KTM 650, KTM 900 (is it Colin), Triumph 675, Moto Guzzi V7, Hornet 900, plus a few others. All depends on who is joining for the ride on the day.

Chris

Hedgehog of death 01.11.2010 17:19

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Re Drinkies ...

I'm away w/e of 20.11.10
26th or 27th?
4th/5th Dec?

And it's a big boy's 950 SM, actually
Or the GS
(or maybe the Buell or Ducati) :-)

Ark3000 01.11.2010 17:35

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Originally Posted by slimsphotos (Post 998660)

Ark3000, we ride a mixed bunch of bikes. We have, at least 1 Buell, 2 Fireblades, Pan European, KTM 650, KTM 900 (is it Colin), Triumph 675, Moto Guzzi V7, Hornet 900, plus a few others. All depends on who is joining for the ride on the day.

Chris

I wonder no BMW or Suzuki in the group !!!!

The Buel(Ulysses???),Hornet,Moto Guzzi and the KTM Dukes are streetbikes
Triumph 675 and the Fireblades are supersports and superbikes.

When I was in the Swiss country,I noticed 125cc Suzukis in Zurich and Engelberg,3 BMWs in Bern and also a S1000RR somewhere in Interlaken.
S1000RR is one serious bike I admit,the one I saw smoked a red Ferrari by a mile!!!!I also saw few Yamaha cruisers and the bike in your Avatar pic in Zurich.

The biggest number of 2-wheelers were scooters,Vespas,they were everywhere !!!!

So Chris,how do you arrange the rides??? where do you go??? what speed limits you maintain ??? Are there any Biking groups ???(I saw on some tunnel walls and sound barriers written,Ghost Rider and FLZuki,I wonder,these guys must be riding Hayabusas and Bkings !!!)

Touring must be a bit uncomfortable on Supersports but its easy on streetbikes....

I wish to know the Biking scenario in Confederate Helvetica,please tell me about it....:)

Bexie 01.11.2010 18:06

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I Went out in the Jura yesterday... Perfect weather and very little traffic. It is not so late for expeditions...

slimsphotos 02.11.2010 15:31

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Colin, I'm available early evening 07/08/09/10/11/12 (early shift), all day 13/14 early evening 15, 20/21/22/23/24/25/26/27/28/29/30. Seem to be working a lot of early mornings this months.

Ark3000, when we organise a ride out, we usually plan to go somewhere interesting, and there are a lot of pass roads in CH, which are fun for the sports bikes, but also not too bad for some of the others as well. We'll usually toss ideas around for a few days before hand on internet/email amongst oursleves. Some one normally has a good idea, and we then expand on that. Most rides are usually on a weekend, pref on a sat, as sunday is usually too crowded, but we also throw in a few evening or weekday rides, as some of us work shifts.
We never worry about the different types of bikes on a particular ride, as we are not trying to set the countryside alight, but want to enjoy it :-) Often, riding thru a pass road, as there are not normally too many side roads off, those that wish to be a little faster through the bends ride on ahead, and we all regroup at major junctions. It's worked well so far.
You will see a lot of small scooters and 125s as they get used a lot for communting to/from work.

Bexie, any pics ??

Chris

02.11.2010 15:38

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Originally Posted by slimsphotos (Post 999943)
Colin, I'm available early evening 07/08/09/10/11/12 (early shift), all day 13/14 early evening 15, 20/21/22/23/24/25/26/27/28/29/30. Seem to be working a lot of early mornings this months.

I've unwintered the Bonnie due to this sudden spell of nicer weather :D.

I have a long weekend coming up 12/13/14/15 and can join on one or more of those days. As long as it's warm. And sunny.

paulnsue 02.11.2010 15:42

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Hi,
We are about to head out to Nyon in a few weeks, have the accommodation headaches as well as other relocation issues, but ride outs take away the pain! No one ride in the winter here?

02.11.2010 15:43

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog of death (Post 998715)
Re Drinkies ...

I'm away w/e of 20.11.10
26th or 27th?
4th/5th Dec?

How about Friday eve after work - Bonnie Prince Charlie or Big Ben Hardbrucke or the like? This Friday?

02.11.2010 15:46

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Originally Posted by paulnsue (Post 999964)
No one ride in the winter here?

Not once the salt goes down - think of me precious shiny bits ;).

MrChilli 02.11.2010 15:57

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I'd be up for some riding, but not until next year.

Oh yeah, I'd have to get myself a bike first, the Gilera 200cc scooter I have as a stop-gap probably isn't enough.

slimsphotos 02.11.2010 18:13

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Originally Posted by swissbob (Post 999953)
I've unwintered the Bonnie due to this sudden spell of nicer weather :D.

I have a long weekend coming up 12/13/14/15 and can join on one or more of those days. As long as it's warm. And sunny.

I'm off, so available bot 14 & 15 for a ride, if weather is not too bad. Who else.

Can't do drinks this friday, as late shift, so not out of office until 2200, nuts.

Agree, once the salt goes down, I only take the bikes out for short rides, leaving enough time to wash it once home.

Chris

Ark3000 02.11.2010 18:18

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Originally Posted by slimsphotos (Post 999943)
It's worked well so far.
You will see a lot of small scooters and 125s as they get used a lot for commuting to/from work.
Chris

So how much percent of youths in CH is into biking???
Is Biking respected or is it considered as an activity of the reckless in CH???
What is mortality rate due to use of two-wheelers in CH???
How many motorcycles does a Biker usually maintain???-I mean to ask that,do you people,who are close to biking,have a big multi-cylinder Bike for touring and sports and also a small single cylinder Bike for commuting purpose????

My question may seem silly or may seem bugging to you,but I am a Died-in -wool Biker myself :o,so I am very eager to know the pros and cons of Biking in Switzerland.:)

paulnsue 02.11.2010 19:24

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Ah well, here's me thinking I was going to be touring the alps every weekend! when does the snow start then?


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