Season’s greetings everyone
Yep, Iâ€™m with Andy on this one. Itâ€™s your call Craig. Personally, while I do use my phone for photos occassionally, I hardly ever use it to post to forums. iPad yes, phone, no.
The Borders certainly is a â€˜lovely placeâ€™. Great photos Andy.
Itâ€™s good to hear youâ€™re back home and on the road to recovery Craig.
I had a weekend finishing fettling on the Buell (tyres, brake pads, fork oil seals, tidying up / modding wiring, etc.), followed by a test ride out to Holywood, just north of Dumfries to visit my cousin. He lives right next door to Holywood Garage, a Royal Enfield dealer, so I popped in there to have a closer look at the Himalayan. Well, itâ€™d be rude not to! Iâ€™m going to go back and take one out for a test ride.
The Buell behaved perfectly and the wiring mods seem to have smoothed the beast out a bit. I can see it as a long distance tourer now.
Very quick post yo say Iam not commenting on the forum
Mthis is because i have been admitted into hospital yesterday and the burst appendix has been removed. Morphine is good
Rubber side down
Hope youâ€™re up and about soon and not just â€˜highâ€™ Craig.
Old skool eh? They have holes in 'em to stop nippers suffocating these days ;D Also you'd look like a poverty stricken muppet. I'm not a big fan of Goretex suits, but in boots it works very well.
I donâ€™t think youâ€™re supposed to leave the shopping bags on your feet Three Dawg! They just make it easier to get a one piece suit on over your boots. Whip â€˜em off when youâ€™re legâ€™s through, so to speak.
However, now the idea has been mooted (and itâ€™s a good one), letâ€™s flesh it out a bit.
What brand of carrier bags would you be prepared to wear over your boots? Aldi on the left and Netto on the right? A matching pair? Something upmarket... Harrods, Fortnum & Masons?
Would the Asda â€˜bag for lifeâ€™ promise still apply?
Well at least it's raining. ::) Extend your season by shipping the bike to Capetown and riding up through Namibia over our winter, or rent if can only take a week or two.
Sensible idea Three Dawg.
Itâ€™s raining hard. Iâ€™m at work. I have an unavoidable â€˜social engagementâ€™ tonight and tomorrow.
I want to go out and ride my bike! >:(
Fugginell, your brave!
Hope yer fillings are well and truelly secure, cos if they ain't then that thing will have then falling out in no time :o
Always fascinated by the mans (Mr Buell) engineering take on what a bike should be like. Outside the box was invented by him I think.
Big Don on here has a Ulysees and he loves it . . . . . . maybe not as much as he loves his 1988 Transalp, but he does love it ;D
Perhaps you'll have it in work with you when eldest & I pop by next month on the way to Dent? You know, when I drop off the bits that i forgot to pack in with the Trangia ::)
Take care and enjoy your new wheels.
I think a Ulysses and a Transalp is a great combination!
Iâ€™ll make sure I bring it to work when youâ€™re passing Steve
Here you go, the new addition
Because, as we all know, SteveT is a serial bike buyer.
Iâ€™m in the process of buying another bike to add to my stable and should pick it up early next week, if not before. Itâ€™s a V twin and should make a good lightweight tourer, but thatâ€™s all Iâ€™m saying at the moment ;D
Clocked you at the burger van just off the A7/M6 Junction the other day Andy. I would have stopped for a natter but I had work commitments.
Two questions for you gents...
1. Whatâ€™ll he buy next?
2. How long? (to the nearest hour)
1. Honda CRF250L
2. Itâ€™s Sunday night now, so, 4 days 10 hours.
Well, it looks like Andy is heading to Arran this year. Anybody planning any trips yet?
Seasons greetings to all ADVScotland members.
ICON Raiden DKR - Reduced from Â£359 to Â£150! :o
I bagged the last one in Large (in black), it seems like there are only a few Tan ones left in XL and 2XL.
I havenâ€™t ridden in it yet but it seems very sturdy and well thought out. D3O armour including the back protector (all only Level 1 though), loads of waterproof pockets and a water repellant Teflon coating so the outer fabric shouldnâ€™t soak up any water.
My old HG jacket is now in the bin.
Welcome Glenn, fellow Yorkshireman here, though I now live â€˜abroadâ€™ in Cumbria. Iâ€™m in total agreement, you canâ€™t beat Scotland when the conditions are right.
If you buy direct from the website - http://www.tarmap.co.uk - youâ€™ll save Â£2.50 on postage. Being a Yorkshireman I think thatâ€™s a significant saving (although I actually got my copy for free for the use of my photos ) and hereâ€™s me thinking you Scotâ€™s had a reputation for parsimony!
??? Do the pages come out to slide into a GPS !?
Ian, you heathen! ?
Okay, probably not of a lot of interest for the folk here, but for anyone not familiar with all the corners of Scotland it does seem to be a very comprehensive, well written, informative book.
JG contacted me through the ADVrider forum asking to use some of my photos which is how I come to have one of the first copies, but itâ€™s now available direct from http://www.tarmap.co.uk or eBay and will soon be on Amazon too.