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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2005, 8:44 am Thread Starter
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Smile The Forum is dead... long live the forum

The site has changed... the site name has changed... many of the contributors seem the same... the bikes are the same... the roads are still the same... I still love my bike the same...

So best wishes to the new team and this current venture. The contributors to i-BMW almost seem like family names now and I have found the friendship and advice of great assistance. I look forward to things continuing in this new guise.

On a more topical note... its around freezing overnight when we get clear skies so frosty roads will be here soon. Unfortunately the salt and grit will soon be spread on the ground so pleasure biking opportunities will decrease over the next few months... so I am away to "play" on the bike for a couple of hours... not the same as the trip around Austria, but at least I have open (Scottish) roads on my door step.


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2005, 8:51 am
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Thanks Rennie, good to "see" you again.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2005, 9:40 pm
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Hi from south of the border (based on your avatar).

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... I look forward to things continuing in this new guise. ...
Agreed

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... so I am away to "play" on the bike for a couple of hours ...
I'll be doing that tomorrow (Sunday). At TVAM (http://www.tvam.org.uk/) in the morning, then off for some fun later.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2005, 10:53 am Thread Starter
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Weekend on 2-wheels

Thanks Richard.

Hope you had a good run out... I had a couple of hours on Saturday, late afternoon... then from midday through to 4 p.m. today (Sunday). Started overcast but then the sun shone through. No doubt cooler than Berkshire but Fife and Perthshire were nice with virtually traffic free roads.

Jumped back onto my son's K100RS SE (which was mine till the beginning of the month) and it felt so strange after 4700 miles on the KS. I had been using both bikes over the summer and keeping the RS for travelling to work and carrying out IAM tests... original aim was keep the KS for pleasure and trips. However when Chris passed his test there seemed little point in him spending money on yet another bike... so he inherited the RS and is loving it. Consequently I have only ridden the KS for the past couple of months... boy does it feel different. Anyway it would not be fair to rack up miles on Chris' bike so I will just have to put up with using KS all the time... what a hardship .

Must admit though I will have second thoughts running the new bike when the roads are salted whereas I would have used the RS 365 weather permitting. We will just have to see how the "winter" months pan out.

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Rennie,

In the end I didn't take the bike out on Sunday. This was because I'd had virtually no sleep on Saturday night because I was 'doing things' on the computer, including preparing some draft tickets for a forthcoming event for checking at the TVAM meeting on Sunday morning. Also I was out to lunch with a 'new friend' and heard it could be wet for my return journey, and boy was it. West Swindon to Reading on the M4, and going at 50-60 seemed very sensible for most of the time.

I did use the K1200RS today to go to Oxford for the lectures of my 'MSc in Web Technologies' degree, and it was fun (the ride). On returning I found that my dipped beam had gone so had to travel about 8 miles to a garage on either side light or main beam, depending on the presence of oncoming traffic. All fixed now and the rest of the journey was better lit.

My last bike was a K100RS (D reg) so know what you mean about riding it all year round. I did over the 12+ years I had it. The K1200RS (S reg) doesn't have as good heated grips.

Have a good week.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 18th, 2005, 5:25 pm Thread Starter
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Richard,

Just back from TAM (Tayside Advanced Motorcyclists) Observers meeting and this, along with your signature block gets me to thinking...

The IAM is basically a British (and British Forces Overseas etc.) organisation, though most countries have something similar (I would imagine).

Do you think there would be merit is starting/keeping a "thread" going on IAM matters etc., under the Europe Forum of K-Bikes?

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Oct 20th, 2005, 11:14 am Thread Starter
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Nothing ventured, nothing gained... so I have started a new thread on Advanced Riding - HERE

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