Nearly Spring!!

Post here all planned ride outs and meets for this area.
Message
Author
User avatar
Seabluegal
Posts: 430
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:24 am
Location: Peterborough
Been Liked: 5 times

Nearly Spring!!

#1 Post by Seabluegal » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:39 pm

Hello all :D

I've just looked out of my office window and it's still light!

So, surely it isn't long until it's biking time again? Early April isn't far away surely...

I'm a bit out of the loop on meets now... where do we all meet on Tuesday nights now?

:D
Jayne :D

User avatar
Tango
Moderator
Posts: 14787
Joined: Sat May 21, 2011 10:54 am
Gender: Male
Bike(s): Triumph Speed Triple 1050, CB750 Project bike
Location: Huntingdon, Cambs
Challenge Score: 20
Has Liked: 1732 times
Been Liked: 1311 times

Re: Nearly Spring!!

#2 Post by Tango » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:47 pm

Spring is sprung,
the grass is ris,
I wonder where the birdies is?

How're you doing Jayne?

Last summer we were mainly frequenting The White Swan in Conington on Tuesday evenings. .....even saw you down there a couple of times..... 8-) I'm guessing they're still doing the bike nights down there.......so we'll probably check it out around Easter time......we'll let you know...... 8-)
I feel the need....the need for Speed......Triple

User avatar
Joeman
Posts: 11563
Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 2:25 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): BMW S1000RR, KTM300.. etc
Location: Sevenoaks, UK
Has Liked: 2041 times
Been Liked: 1683 times

Re: Nearly Spring!!

#3 Post by Joeman » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:16 pm

I want to setup something like the ancients Egyptians had, that on a certain day every year the planets align and the suns rays beam through a hole in my garage roof and illuminates my bike with its magical golden glow... That will mark the first day of biking season..
Image

User avatar
eastanglianbiker
Posts: 5383
Joined: Fri May 21, 2010 6:13 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): harley
Location: chatteris cambs
Has Liked: 12 times
Been Liked: 75 times

Re: Nearly Spring!!

#4 Post by eastanglianbiker » Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:26 pm

dont forget easter is early t his year last weekend in march

User avatar
Mr Fro
Posts: 5701
Joined: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:03 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): ZX6r, ZXR750L Turbo
Location: Bury st Edmunds-ish
Has Liked: 35 times
Been Liked: 1016 times

Re: Nearly Spring!!

#5 Post by Mr Fro » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:43 am

Joeman wrote:I want to setup something like the ancients Egyptians had, that on a certain day every year the planets align and the suns rays beam through a hole in my garage roof and illuminates my bike with its magical golden glow... That will mark the first day of biking season..
Wasn't that Indiana Jones?

Anyway, Brunel did something similar with Box Tunnel.

User avatar
Seabluegal
Posts: 430
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:24 am
Location: Peterborough
Been Liked: 5 times

Re: Nearly Spring!!

#6 Post by Seabluegal » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:27 pm

Tango wrote:Spring is sprung,
the grass is ris,
I wonder where the birdies is?

How're you doing Jayne?

Last summer we were mainly frequenting The White Swan in Conington on Tuesday evenings. .....even saw you down there a couple of times..... 8-) I'm guessing they're still doing the bike nights down there.......so we'll probably check it out around Easter time......we'll let you know...... 8-)

Hellooooo

Yes I'll be there :D can't wait!!
Jayne :D

User avatar
LiamGTR
Posts: 688
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:05 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): '00 Triumph TT600
Location: Newcastle
Has Liked: 2 times
Been Liked: 4 times

Re: Nearly Spring!!

#7 Post by LiamGTR » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:05 pm

Yea mean you guys aren't already out!?
Image

User avatar
Stu
Site Admin
Posts: 32920
Joined: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:03 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): FJR1300 BMW F650ST
Location: hull
Challenge Score: 10
Has Liked: 3087 times
Been Liked: 2733 times

Re: Nearly Spring!!

#8 Post by Stu » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:30 pm

LiamGTR wrote:Yea mean you guys aren't already out!?
:lol: :lol:

you will learn :wink:

there comes a point when its no longer fun to be cold and wet :lol:
Don't steal!.... the government hates competition!!!

User avatar
Joeman
Posts: 11563
Joined: Mon May 28, 2012 2:25 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): BMW S1000RR, KTM300.. etc
Location: Sevenoaks, UK
Has Liked: 2041 times
Been Liked: 1683 times

Re: Nearly Spring!!

#9 Post by Joeman » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:36 pm

There are "Old Bikers" and there are "Cold bikers", but you dont find many "Old & Cold bikers"....
;)
Image

User avatar
Stu
Site Admin
Posts: 32920
Joined: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:03 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): FJR1300 BMW F650ST
Location: hull
Challenge Score: 10
Has Liked: 3087 times
Been Liked: 2733 times

Re: Nearly Spring!!

#10 Post by Stu » Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:42 pm

I'm neither Joe :lol: :lol:
Don't steal!.... the government hates competition!!!

User avatar
eastanglianbiker
Posts: 5383
Joined: Fri May 21, 2010 6:13 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): harley
Location: chatteris cambs
Has Liked: 12 times
Been Liked: 75 times

Re: Nearly Spring!!

#11 Post by eastanglianbiker » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:25 pm

done my time of being cold years ago before half the members on here were old enough to ride a 2 wheeled pushbike let alone a motorbike :mrgreen:

User avatar
fullscreenaging
Posts: 2343
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:46 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): Versys 1000 GT
Location: N.E. Lincolnshire
Challenge Score: 30
Has Liked: 107 times
Been Liked: 174 times

Re: Nearly Spring!!

#12 Post by fullscreenaging » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:40 am

Stu wrote:I'm neither Joe :lol: :lol:

Don't believe the hype [emoji12]
What if the whole world farted at once?


East Midlands 1 / 12
Dealers 1/ 10
Tracks 1/ 20

User avatar
Seabluegal
Posts: 430
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:24 am
Location: Peterborough
Been Liked: 5 times

Re: Nearly Spring!!

#13 Post by Seabluegal » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:48 am

I'm firmly a fair weather rider.

I only really get my bike out when it's above 15 degrees at least.

I won't be ashamed haha, I just don't like being cold!

I am really looking forward to April and getting out again!

:D
Jayne :D

User avatar
RantMachine
Posts: 6371
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:51 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): None... for now
Location: Denver, CO
Has Liked: 759 times
Been Liked: 690 times

Re: Nearly Spring!!

#14 Post by RantMachine » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:58 am

LiamGTR wrote:Yea mean you guys aren't already out!?
Everyone will tell you (repeatedly) that you'll get bored of riding in crap weather... Personally I think it's a mindset thing. I gave the whole Fairweather Rider thing a try last year and for me it was boring as hell :lol:
But I can see why it appeals for some, certainly lets you focus more on your riding technique without all the extra variables at play, and it's better for the condition of the bike, and safer in some regards, but for the longer rides that I enjoy it all felt pretty arbitrary and dull. Crossing the country on a sunny day on my BMW wasn't much different to doing the journey on a train :roll:

(Hence my choice of new bike; I like making things hard for myself :lol: My ride back from the dealership yesterday was in some pretty horrible weather, but I loved everything about it save for the numb hands - I'll admit that heated grip or hand guards are a must in crap weather if you don't have a massive fairing)
Disclaimer: RantMachine don't know shit

Image

User avatar
LiamGTR
Posts: 688
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:05 pm
Gender: Male
Bike(s): '00 Triumph TT600
Location: Newcastle
Has Liked: 2 times
Been Liked: 4 times

Re: Nearly Spring!!

#15 Post by LiamGTR » Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:08 pm

RantMachine wrote:
LiamGTR wrote:Yea mean you guys aren't already out!?
Everyone will tell you (repeatedly) that you'll get bored of riding in crap weather... Personally I think it's a mindset thing. I gave the whole Fairweather Rider thing a try last year and for me it was boring as hell :lol:
But I can see why it appeals for some, certainly lets you focus more on your riding technique without all the extra variables at play, and it's better for the condition of the bike, and safer in some regards, but for the longer rides that I enjoy it all felt pretty arbitrary and dull. Crossing the country on a sunny day on my BMW wasn't much different to doing the journey on a train :roll:

(Hence my choice of new bike; I like making things hard for myself :lol: My ride back from the dealership yesterday was in some pretty horrible weather, but I loved everything about it save for the numb hands - I'll admit that heated grip or hand guards are a must in crap weather if you don't have a massive fairing)
I'm glad you said that because I've bought the bike mainly as a year-round commuter (albeit not snow/ice).
Image