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mike1949

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About mike1949

  • Birthday 04/21/1949

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    Honda CB100, CG125, CB200 Benley, CD250Yamaha XS250Yamaha XJ600 DiversionSuzuki GSF1250 Bandit

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    Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK
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    Chippenham Town Football Club.

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  1. JCR, your photo is fantastic, the type I do try to emulate myself, The only thing I can add is that as that like most bikers I haven't been able to go out on a "worthwhile" trip but on Tuesday I will go out on a eighty mile round trip starting on the A4 East and then returning back on the M4 West. Hope this makes sense. Mike.
  2. Hi Mark and welcome to the very friendly forum, dare I ask how long ago was that or even more bluntly how old are you now? Mike.
  3. Yeah SB, Since telling people about my son falling asleep on the back of the bike a lot of bikers have stated that it is a common occurrence. One lady friend of mine even told me that when she and her partner went on a trip she nearly always fell asleep on the back until they got to their destination. Mike.
  4. Wotcher, I'm originally from Gloucestershire (Ciren)but now reside in Wiltshire. In all honesty being in my seventies I'm only using my bike for my local football teams away games which are hopefully getting back to some sort of normality but watch this space as they say. PS, I'm going to whisper this so nobody else can hear it. I haven't got my Divvy any more but am riding a Bandit 1250. BTW Fantastic looking Divvy? Mike.
  5. How right you are Blackie. Coming back from a Chippenham away game on the M5 he fell asleep on the back. What more can I say? Mike.
  6. Slice, as per your original post, believe me and as you and everybody on here knows there is a lot of nice people about. I have been helped by total strangers and myself have helped total strangers. I've even knelt down on the pavement and helped an injured dog and carried to it to a vet in a strange town whilst visiting in an RN vessel. It's always nice to know that if something happens there's always someone that will stop and help. I could bore everyone about when coming back from a football match with my son on the back who decided to feint but won't. Mike.
  7. Going back a lot of years SB I found that when going to and from work I had a pair of waterproof leggings where the seams especially around the crotch area were "welded" rather than stitched and never had any problems with as you so eloquently put it "soggy knackers" Mike.
  8. Yes, there will be plenty of help on here for you, about twenty years ago I had a couple of XS250's which were fantastic but have progressed up the cc scale since then. Am now on a 1250cc now, but not a Yamaha though.
  9. Hi smitty_jc7 Welcome to the fantastic forum and what a brilliant intro. As NEO says, A lot of the members (the regular ones who respond) are all UK based and I assume CO and GA are in the US? Myself are thinking along the same lines. I presume CO is Colorado and the obvious one GA is Georgia. Anyway, It's always nice to have a member from a different country and post photos of their bikes. Mike.
  10. mike1949

    blooming traffic!

    Jimmy and jcr have given me an idea, the other day I was out on the bike to drop it off for a bit of maintenance and had to walk/bus it home in full leathers in a massive heatwave which was a nightmare then had to walk/bus it back again to collect it later. So, as I'm a retired earlybird and usually up around 04:00 will seriously think about going out for a ride in the Wiltshire country roads then as I've always said that's the best time of the day. Will plan a route then hopefully do it. Mike.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 moment due to the present pandemic. Mike.
  13. 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.
  14. mike1949

    plug cap prices

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