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Postby Dave Carey » Tue May 02, 2006 1:06 pm

great weekend realy enjoyed perhaps another one this year??
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:D :D The last summer date is posted along with other details..re interest...

Great to meet every one, every one a winner....must be said though that as soon as all the old farts get across the GTS they turn into Hooligans.

Let Ansco's enthusiasm for comradeship be a example to us all....so come on you others see if we can't finish the year wiyj one more UK meet...Lightweight one nighters or car drivers welcome!!
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Postby stevewp » Tue May 02, 2006 2:36 pm

Dave Carey wrote:must be said though that as soon as all the old farts get across the GTS they turn into Hooligans.


Lucky us young'uns behaved ;)
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Postby 24c » Tue May 02, 2006 7:24 pm

stevewp wrote:Lucky us young'uns behaved ;)


Oh yeah, it was like looking at a Christmas tree following you f**kers! (Evel excepted) :twisted:
I've just started riding the GTS again, and it'll be changing

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Postby stevewp » Tue May 02, 2006 7:42 pm

Christmas Tree???
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Good time at Dalesbridge

Postby 24c » Tue May 02, 2006 7:44 pm

I had a good time, and it was nice to meet the faces behind the posts.

Dave Saunders Evel fooled me without his white suit, but it was good feedback riding his bike. and his gearing mods were well suited to his set up. Ansco Rooyenan was game, and I know he had some fun too, but the 240 miler was a bit of a test of endurance at first. Come Sunday he was closing down the Bear, not bad for somebody who'd never seen a road hiding behind a hill before on the wrong side of the road. :lol:
Tony OmegaChassis got lost again, started to loose fluid from his master cylinder, and then his gearchange linkage went AWOL, prompting a change of bike. Bear Dave Carey when he got out of hibernation, discussed the position of his tax disc with a friendly officer dibble and had a good turn of speed. Doug gave us that whoppa ride, and it was a cracker. Colin gtshouwa was a good crack in Giggleswick, with less food in his belly than me, and resisted the temptation to flatten my head in the middle of the night, after more beers in the clubhouse! Steve looked rather fetching in his mock officer dibble Pollock special. John Flatts turned up on a minter red GTS, but he had to get back for tea.
Hope I didn't miss anyone out.
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Postby 24c » Tue May 02, 2006 7:55 pm

stevewp wrote:Christmas Tree???

Somebody else explain it... :roll:
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Postby Dave Saunders » Tue May 02, 2006 8:13 pm

to many brake fooking lights!!!
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Postby rooyenan » Wed May 03, 2006 8:48 am

to many brake fooking lights!!!


I learned how NOT to use them at all in the end!!! :lol:

Great fun it was!!!

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Postby stevewp » Wed May 03, 2006 9:04 am

At least both of my brake lights work!! He he

And what can I say, I was being considerate to our custom-riding friends :P
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Postby Dave Carey » Wed May 03, 2006 9:35 am

stevewp wrote:At least both of my brake lights work!! He he

And what can I say, I was being considerate to our custom-riding friends :P


:twisted: :twisted: What the fook can I say to that, I was looking forward to riding with the Boss then he brings a mate along that he has to shadow at 60mph or less.....

If any one brings a mate ( non GTS ) perhaps they should be warned first that we twist the throttle a bit. Would be nice to ride as a group.

Not bitching but we do have some spirited riders even the olduns like to gun it .

Our rides out are not a pissing contest ( hopefully ) but even the more sensible riders towards the rear get a good lick on.
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Postby stevewp » Wed May 03, 2006 9:45 am

Well, firstly I didn't know they had a Shadow, and secondly that wouldn't have made any difference to me.

They said at the time that they couldn't keep up, and I insisted that I, for one, would stay slow so as not to exclude them.

At the end of the date, I just enjoy the ride. Sometimes it's fast and sometimes it's not. Life isn't a race to the end. My plan for the weekend was to socialise, mostly with you guys, but partially with them too. I never held anyone up - we were all free to go however fast or slow as we wanted.

There'll be plenty of other opportunities for us to ride, of that have no fear.
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Postby Dave Carey » Wed May 03, 2006 10:30 am

:D :D Once upon a time ,, I too took for granted that every day would be mine to do with as I wished....

I missed several rides with you guys at Dalesbridge, for reasons those there understand.. ( Let Mike have his glory for a few days!! )

Now I have to find a cobbler who can fix my boots...Arthritis makes the feet and ankles swell...I bust one zip on my ONE ride out with the group.

When I got home I had to bust the other zip to get my boot off.

There is not a promise of another day or maybe next year.

Steve this is not a reply aimed at you but everyone who thinks there will always be another time for something...sieze the moment.

I perfectly understand why you stayed with your mate....but as we have said we welcome non GTS riders to our gatherings and I just wanted to get the message across that on the whole the people I have come to know are there mostly for the thrill and not the scenery....should a member bring along a mate who rides slow be prepared to get left behind or even lost from the rest of the group.

Not being tetchy so don't throw any toys out the pram..anyone!!
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Postby stevewp » Wed May 03, 2006 11:35 am

No toys being thrown - just putting my point of view across.

I know that I'll have less days than I hope for on this earth. If I want to do something, I tend to do it. And likewise, if I don't want to do something, I don't. I didn't want to leave the slower ones behind, and I don't feel any need to ride as fast as I possibly can all the time. I do want to enjoy whatever life I have, and don't want to spend any great amount of it in hospital. I do like to consider others, and I don't mind being left behind - hence my talking to more than one of you at the petrol station about my intention to stick with the slowies, and for you guys to do what you wished and not worry about us. As it turned out, it was us slow ones who had the longest ride!

If you and I never get the chance to ride together, so be it. I'd prefer it that we did, but then I'd prefer to live in a 2 million pound house, own a fleet of supercars and race bikes, have an immense family and own Mercedes-Benz, but if none of those things happen, I'll still have lead a fulfilled life.

I keep on saying, I've nothing to prove to anyone (except myself). Perhaps one day someone will listen and realise that baiting just will not work. This isn't aimed at anyone in particular - merely an observation.

Everyone seems to have lost their sense of humour since the weekend. Perhaps we could all lighten up??
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Postby Dave Carey » Wed May 03, 2006 12:45 pm

stevewp wrote:No toys being thrown - just putting my point of view across.



Steve my post was for the masses and not pointed at you,,, directed more towards our more sluggish members when it comes to getting together.

I have said before and will say again...you can be a sensitive soul...which is not a bad thing.

I'll just shut the @@@@up before anything else is misinterpreted.
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Postby stevewp » Wed May 03, 2006 2:10 pm

Bloody hell - and as I keep saying Bear, I'm not being sensitive.

I made the point about not throwing my toys out the pram merely to make sure no-one thought I was, not to suggest that you were aiming the comment at me! So stop worrying, and stop misinterpreting me! Lol

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