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  1. mike1949

    blooming traffic!

    I went today in the car as again there were three of us to which I think is the "best place" in South Wales. Any ideas? Was so envious of all the bikers parking on the sea front where we had to park in a car park and walk down to the beach which was no problem. Mike.
  2. mike1949

    blooming traffic!

    If you want to venture farther north and end up in North Wiltshire there are plenty of quiet rural roads and loads of quiet A roads as well as Motorways i.e., M4/M5. My favourite trek is on the A429 from Chippenham(where I live) to Cirencester(where I grew up) on the way just before Ciren is the old Kemble airfield which used to be the original home of the RAF's Red Arrows which is now a private "Commercial estate?" anyway, now it is open to the public with a fantastic cafe overlooking the runways being used by private small aircraft. Not sure if the cafe which is called AV8 is open at the mom
  3. mike1949

    blooming traffic!

    Totally concur jcr, but as there was three of us going out to National Trust today I had no choice but to take the car. Seen so many bikers on the roads (motorways included) was very envious. But, and a very BIG BUT. the weather was so hot I don't think I would have coped too well in my full leathers being in my seventies. Mike.
  4. mike1949

    plug cap prices

    Brill jcr, no probs that's what here for. Mike.
  5. mike1949

    plug cap prices

    Yes Blackie, you are correct as usual, if I remember right I used to screw off the ends then just push the cap onto the threaded part of the plug not actually screw them on. Mike.
  6. Mmmm Geiger, First of all welcome to the forum but I think your best bet is to go into this forum and this particular section and introduce yourself first, then go into the relevant section and then relay your problem/question. The reason I suggest this is that we get a lot of "one hit wonders" on here that get their answer and never hear from them again. Mike.
  7. Blimey finnerz, good for her. Just as well it wasn't the other way round. Mike.
  8. I've heard this before Cynic. when babies and drunks fall over they don't hurt themselves. I remember about twenty odd years ago I was exiting a roundabout and got up to about 45 MPH and had a rear tyre blowout and although it happened in a nanosecond it seemed to go in slow motion and to this day I remember just relaxing knowing I was going to come off and literally got away with a couple of bruises. Mike.
  9. Blimey NEO, That reminds me of when I was taking my daughter on the A4 into Bath to the RUH for her orthodontic appointment and as we were entering Bath City centre on the Dual carriageway a "White van" man not only pulled in front of us from a side street but stopped right in front of us blocking our exit, after exchanging a few choice words his response was "That's what you've got brakes for ain't it" Mike/
  10. About twenty years ago coming back from Clevedon in Somerset on the M5 Northbound after watching our local football team play away to Clevedon with my son on the back of my Divvy 600 he decided to fall asleep going across the Avonmouth bridge in Bristol. My mistake was to shout his name and ask him if he was OK. What I should have done was to pull into the emergency lane and woke him up. But since that experience I've learned that is a common occurrence. (frightening) But the most frightening time was coming back from Poole in Dorset again watching our local team play and as luck had it I en
  11. Cheers NEO, just tuned in online and I'm in heaven. Just listened to The Animals, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Roxy Music and then the Beatles 1964 song "I'll follow the sun" now slightly before my time but do remember it at school "Johnny Tillotson - Poetry in Motion" and now Telstar by the one and only Tornados. Cheers again. Mike.
  12. Wasn't it something like. If you want it, "come and get it"
  13. Yeah, well done finnerz Mike. Well done Blackie. Cheers NEO, will certainly look into this. Radios Caroline and Luxemburg were my favourites in the early sixties. Mike. Yeah right drewpy. Mike.
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