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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
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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!

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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!

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Shame to say goodbye to such a fine bike :(

As for the clearout, I estimate that could take another 20 years :biggrin2
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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!!!
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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
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Dave wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:35 pmI tried to talk him out of that
Must have missed the advert..........
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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.

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I'm planning to hand onto my remaining bike. Who knows I might even ride it this year :2up
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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
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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
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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😊
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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!

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Looks just like the old one.
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looks nice, shame some numpty has put red wheel tape on it though ;)
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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
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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....
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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.

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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.
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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
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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
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