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About carlmt

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  • Birthday 08/29/1963

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  • Current Bike(s)
    Honda ST1100 Pan European Honda CB250N Superdream (x2) Honda PCX125 Suzuki GS850G Yamaha XS400 1979 (soon!)

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    Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
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    Motorcycling, Touring (bike & Motorhome), Motorcycle restoration, R/C Boats, Architecture, Flying, Classical music.
  1. carlmt

    Then and Now

    Mostly because it was all I could afford at the time (second hand at £300 - had interview with the bank manager for the loan!!). I had just started work from leaving school. Passed my test on it (twice round the block and emergency stop............) then the 125 law came in, so managed to buy the Superdream cheap (£795 new) as the dealer had a stash he couldnt shift! Happy days!!!
  2. carlmt

    Then and Now

    Go on then - it would be rude not to frighten you all................. Me - 1980- my first bike CB100N - I was 17: Dad had the XS400 at the time........... Then 1982, with the French girl who is now my wife, in Salzburg, Austria - CB250NB - we married there exactly 30 years later: That's it - horror show over..................
  3. I have done it a few times over the past couple of years - but always on a Pan European!!!!! Trust me - there is bugger all of interest along the route!!!!!!!!!! It has to be one of the most boring journeys in GB............ Full respect to you guys contemplating doing it on sub 400cc bikes................
  4. Been in the diary a while - I'll be there on the XS.........even with a leaky fork seal.... oh well.... Hi Drewps - sorry not been about much. So much work on - but have been having a blast on the XS on these balmy evenings!!!! Still going strong, but I really must sort out the leaky fork seal.... BTW = do you still have the rack you once had fitted to it? If so and you could bear to part with it.......how much??? See you on the Friday folks.........but not really looking forward to all the motorway miles from Gloucester!!!! CT
  5. Hi all, WELL - what a weekend...........hottest few days of the year so far, and only one breakdown of note (holed piston on a fizzie). Met up with some absolutely CRACKING lads (John - Blackhat, Patrick - 2 Wheels & Paul -Airhead) along with a whole host of buddies I had known a while.............oh and of course the mad mob on the fizzies!!!!! Had a few difficulties myself with the Pan on the Fizzie run.............it really doesn't like travelling 60 miles at 35 average in 26 degree temps!!!! It even pee'd itself in the centre of Pocklington...............oh, the embarrassment!!!!!! Much ale was drunk............much nattering took place..............way too much food was eaten!!! Real shame we missed you Tommy - Can only have been by half an hour or so as I got back to Squires about 4.30pm. The rest of them rocked up about an hour later than that - I left them in Bridlington as I wanted a 'play' on the way back . Really hope to catch up with you guys again soon............and John : next time I am heading up to Bonnie Scottie, I will tip you the wink. A few of us like to play in the highlands.......would be good for you to join us!!!! All the best, CT PS - Hope you got back OK Patrick - now THAT is what I call COMMITMENT!!!!!!!
  6. Crackin' jacket that...........real fashion statement!!!!!! For someone on a 50's thumper........... CT
  7. carlmt

    ebay bidding

    Ian - call me a Retro idiot if you like..........but I seriously LIKE that first jacket you bought!!!!! If you really cannot learn to live with it, tip me the wink and I will relieve you of it and settle you back to square one cash-wise!!!! Would be perfect for riding my classics that would!!!!!! Cheers CT
  8. Not been about for a while, sorry folks - work has got in the way............ Will be heading up for Squires for the Fizzie Meet - arriving on the Friday evening. Taking the Pan as the XS is currently tucked up and it would be criminal to load her up with camping gear (no rack!!!). Camping with the Superdream mob - looking forward to meeting you all!!!!! .........and Blackhat - see if you cant squeeze Scott's SD into the van whilst you're at it!!!! Cheers CT
  9. Great to see such an active and positive involvement here from 'The Industry'. Should be applauded..... I note you offer Modern, Modern Classic and Classic Classic policies............would you consider a policy for one modern bike and two or three classic bikes as a multi-bike option? The modern bike isnt that modern though......1998 ST1100 Pan Euro........... I am currently with CN until mid August and have just had a devils own job adding the XS400 to my Pan policy - the underwriters were going to reject it!!!!!! Look forward to hearing from you when convenient. Cheers CT
  10. Happy Brithday Bippo for the 28th, the 29th yesterday, today and tomorrow!!!!!!!!! CT
  11. Count me in.... Would love to do the Manx Classic to be honest. CT
  12. http://www.ridetothewall.org.uk/ For those who are interested, this is an excellent day out with the bike, along with a few thousand others, to pay our respects and remember those in the Armed Forces who can no longer ride alongside us. Have done this run myself for the past few years and it is a very humbling event - raising good sums for a good cause. Join me if you can - you wont regret it!!! CT PS - I will be starting from Strensham Services (M5 Northbound) About Ride to the Wall - RTTW RTTW is a unique motorcycling event which gives motorcyclists an opportunity to gather together at a place of remembrance, to pay their respects to our serving and fallen service men and women and in doing so, raise funds solely for the purpose of perpetuating their memory and recognising the sacrifice made. RTTW Mission Statement That bikers may gather together and ride as a group to a place of remembrance to pay their respects to our serving and fallen servicemen and women and in doing so raise funds solely for the purpose of perpetuating their memory. RTTW CORE VALUES RTTW is founded on the principles of Remembrance and Respect. To remember those that can no longer ride by our side. To give all motorcyclists an opportunity to pay their respects to the memory of the fallen and express our gratitude for their sacrifice. To show support for the Armed Forces currently serving both at home and abroad. To raise money for the upkeep of the venue that serves to perpetuate the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Please Note: RTTW is a stand alone organisation free from any affiliations either Corporate or Political and is open to individual participants. The event is not a marketing or commercial opportunity for third parties nor is it an event that should be perceived by third parties as a platform to increase membership, promote products or themselves. RTTW is not an opportunity to promote political views, political ideology or any other politically motivated agenda. We do not accept any representation on the ride from political parties, or politically motivated organisations. We do not accept any donations from political parties or politically motivated organisations. The event does not support, condone or encourage armed conflict of any kind. CT PS - I will be starting from Strensham Services (M5 Northbound)
  13. carlmt

    Rain Rain Rain

    Showing yer age there Drew!!!! Although - I DO agree with you.... CT
  14. carlmt

    my xs on eBay

    4 more sleeps...................
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