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2018...biking plans...

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:20 am
by Dave
Here we are at the start of 2018.
Anyone got any bkke related plans ?

Me, more riding is my aim.
The last couple of year have some biking highs and lows, but now i have bikes that are suited to the style of riding i wish to do.

Nice relaxed runs is my aim.

Now the main bikes have satnav, so it might be easier to see where i have not been in the best country on our planet, then add those locations to the ride to list.

Also i am planning to use thus forum more often again.
I find forums easier to find tips and ask questions, then refer to them later.
Social media is great for some things, but i fear it has fragmented a lot of the good things in the biking community.

And before anyone asks, i am not planning on changing or getting any additional bikes this year

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:28 pm
by al
Well I have kicked off 2018 by simplifying my garage and dropping down to one bike.

Now I just need to have a clear out of all the many bike parts I have lying around for the various bikes I have owned over the last 20 years!

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian).

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:41 pm
by Dave
Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:28 pm
Well I have kicked off 2018 by simplifying my garage and dropping down to one bike.

Now I just need to have a clear out of all the many bike parts I have lying around for the various bikes I have owned over the last 20 years!

Big Kneed Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian).
Shame to say goodbye to such a fine bike :(

As for the clearout, I estimate that could take another 20 years :biggrin2

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:01 pm
by The Rossi Kid
Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:28 pm
Well I have kicked off 2018 by simplifying my garage and dropping down to one bike.
What!? NOOOOOOOO!!!

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:35 pm
by Dave
The Rossi Kid wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:01 pm
Big Kneed Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:28 pm
Well I have kicked off 2018 by simplifying my garage and dropping down to one bike.
What!? NOOOOOOOO!!!
I tried to talk him out of that

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:40 pm
by The Rossi Kid
Dave wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:35 pm
I tried to talk him out of that
Must have missed the advert..........

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:09 pm
by al
Needed a quick sale so it went to webuyanybike.

Cleared up space in the garage and in my head so I can focus my attention on the V-Strom.

I do have a preference for the Adventure style bikes. It would be interesting to test ride some more this year to see how they compare to the V-Strom which, at the moment, does everything I need a bike to do.

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian).

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:11 pm
by Zathos
I'm planning to hand onto my remaining bike. Who knows I might even ride it this year :2up

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:39 pm
by Dave
Zathos wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:11 pm
I'm planning to hand onto my remaining bike. Who knows I might even ride it this year :2up
there is always hope

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:32 pm
by al
Dave wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:20 am
And before anyone asks, i am not planning on changing or getting any additional bikes this year
You say that every year! :log

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:46 am
by Dave
Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:32 pm
Dave wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:20 am
And before anyone asks, i am not planning on changing or getting any additional bikes this year
You say that every year! :log
I normally wait until Feb 2nd before i say that😊

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:07 pm
by The Rossi Kid
Having just replaced Ainz's car last week and completing a lot of work on the house last year, i was going to chill with anymore big purchases for this year......

.....then i saw the 2018 Speed Triple RS in white........GULP!

Image

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:19 pm
by al
Looks just like the old one.

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 am
by Zathos
looks nice, shame some numpty has put red wheel tape on it though ;)

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:28 pm
by al
Zathos wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 am
looks nice, shame some numpty has put red wheel tape on it though ;)
Why not go the whole hog and put blue wheels on it! :log

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:46 pm
by Zathos
Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:28 pm
Zathos wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 am
looks nice, shame some numpty has put red wheel tape on it though ;)
Why not go the whole hog and put blue wheels on it! :log
Ye gods......

....years of whisky to get rid of that memory and you have to bring it up again....

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:24 am
by al
Zathos wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:46 pm
Big Kneed Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:28 pm
Zathos wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:56 am
looks nice, shame some numpty has put red wheel tape on it though ;)
Why not go the whole hog and put blue wheels on it! :log
Ye gods......

....years of whisky to get rid of that memory and you have to bring it up again....
Funny you should say that, I have just discovered Talisker! I previously never went near it as I somehow thought it would be like your paint stripper Laphroaig but it really is lovely.

Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian).

:boozer

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:23 am
by The Rossi Kid
Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:19 pm
Looks just like the old one.
True and with my brain engaged i recall after test riding the '17 model that it was far too focused, firm and only gave good feedback when riding very hard. I concluded the S would be the better option. But all the additional features on the 2018 model and the extra bling certainly stirs the heart.

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:35 pm
by al
Dave wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:20 am
And before anyone asks, i am not planning on changing or getting any additional bikes this year
You almost lasted till the end of Frbruary this time! :log

Re: 2018...biking plans...

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:34 pm
by Dave
Big Kneed Al (master of the emergency stop & "stand up" comedian) wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:35 pm
Dave wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:20 am
And before anyone asks, i am not planning on changing or getting any additional bikes this year
You almost lasted till the end of Frbruary this time! :log
:log :log :log