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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Jenny namaste, May 5, 2014.

  1. Jenny namaste

    Jenny namaste Total Gardener

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    Today is Hastings Bike Fest and we drove down to a junction with the A21 and stood in the triangle. Gave them some :yay: :sign0016: :yay: :sign0016: :yay: and took a few piccies:
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    Not a day to want to turn right at the junction. Bikes rule the road today. What a great weather day they are enjoying,
    Jenny
     
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      Biking weather as well.. Good for them.! :yay:
       
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      You didn't stick yer thumb out for a lift, last time i got on the back of one of them (roadbikes) i had to change my unde's, but there, the guy was a nutter on a bike, never be on one again on the road, but i love the dirt bikes and got the handle bars in my hands
       
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        Good to see them out and about Jenny. :dbgrtmb: I wonder how many of them will be here in just under three weeks? :)

        Edit on 12/07/2019: At the time of this thread I was living on the Isle of Man.
         
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        Wot no mods on their Vespas :SUNsmile:
         
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          I saw loads when I was out earlier, wondered where they were all going.
           
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          Blummin' yobbos, taking up all the roads:old::heehee:
           
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            I much prefer them to the hoards of cyclists I also came across.
            They were a pain, strung out along the road all trying to overtake one another, and no way you could get passed them.
             
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              Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

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              Funny you should say that Pete, because when I was a cyclist, I used to say that about motorists:heehee:
               
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                Driving for 6 miles behind a load of twats in skin tight lycra,:biggrin::biggrin: in 2nd gear, is not my idea of fun.
                They were all blokes.:biggrin:
                 
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                  Almost makes me wish that I still had a bike Jenny!

                  I had to do just over two miles behind a similar bunch of twonks yesterday too. It was a single track road and I was in my "Chelsea tractor" and they would not pull over for five seconds so that I could pass. It's typical of the attitude of many (not all) cyclists.
                  Even worse are the t0$$ers that ride on the pavement. Worse still are the parents who ride their bikes on the pavements with their children - they grow up thinking that it's acceptable!
                   
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                    me too... on days like these.....
                    .they were being "chaperoned "...;) and prevented from bunching up. A distinct gap of about 3 minutes between groups of bikers. This allowed a car or two to join the A21 - which they had every right to do of course and it saves arguments which often end in very sad tears - or worse. The mood was light hearted - just having fun. Mr Namaste rode down about 1.30pm and there was wall to wall bikes all along the sea front from Hastings Old Town westward for 2 miles - 2 deep in places. Lots of fish and chips consumed today - welcome revenue for Hastings...:thumbsup:
                    Jenny
                     
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                      @Freddy, you should come to T.T. you'd love it! We've had as many as 30,000 bikes here for celebration years but they usually average around 20,000.....that's a lot for a little island! They're not yobbo's, they are lovely people and create no trouble, just here for the sheer joy of being amongst fellow bikers and the racing of course! :)
                       
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                        Hi All
                        Wow I'm in heaven Biking and plants , Been into bikes for the last 25 yrs and plants for at least 2 wks :snork:.
                        I have a 28 yr young Kwak Klr600 and the weather is getting better ,:yay:
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                          Hi Mike, T.T. is on here right now, it started Saturday! :)
                           
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