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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
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Monday, 12 August 2013

BLAST FROM THE PAST. (12/08/13)

This is a test post as todays magnificent effort is not showing on Blogger Dashboard but it has published……It’s not that bad a post but I can’t, in all truth, say that it is magnificent.

This is……………………….

_V0G7541                 I thought these were a thing of the past but they are still made in India. The Indians have made a superb job of it. The engines and brakes are not to the original British bike design which is probably just as well; I had a single cylinder 500cc BSA which needed an hours notice in triplicate to stop. It was quicker to use engine braking. Engine braking was ferocious as was the clutch. I used to have to pluck up courage to kick start it and often used to push and bump it as the lesser of two evils. Parking on a hill was the favourite. It used to leak oil at the rate of a pint every fifty miles. Most missed me but I can remember it ruined a perfectly good relationship and several pairs of her jeans.

Hopefully this will publish and you can click Older Post for todays drivel. It’s called ‘Half A Dozen.’

Have fun……I’m really a Google fan today. I hope the original Blogger team are enjoying the fruits of their duplicity. May your yachts get trashed in hurricanes.

 

27 comments:

  1. wat een beauty daar zou ik nog wel eens op willen rijden.

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  2. Het is drie jaar oud en nieuw verkrijgbaar. Nic voordat u gaat fietsen onthoud oude mannen niet stuiteren als jonge mannen.
    Wandelstokken zijn genoeg van een uitdaging voor mij.

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    1. If you guys are going to converse in Dutch, go find a windmill somewhere.

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  3. This takes me back a few years.....single cylinder bikes, great shot.


    peter

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    1. They are drop dead gorgeous Peter.

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  4. WOW! Looks nice...a little breeze and drive:) And yes....google seems to have doubled their programs. I don't understand the whole thing. Now it's double the work following everyone. I have two groups...one on the old reader and now another on the G+....ugh!

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    1. Chris, I would advise ditching Google+ . Google plus is not what blogging is about. Google or maybe I ditched your links. Grace had the same thing happen. I have now got your blog back. Could you post images a wee bit bigger and uncheck their awful Lightbox.

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  5. Everyone is doing test posts today, whats going on!

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    1. I must be paranoid....I think it's me they are out to get.

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  6. HI Adrian That looks good enough to go for a spin on. I cannot get into my layout on blogger today!!!

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    1. Margaret, I didn't know you Blogged. My apologies send me the URL. All I get is Gooogle+ and I don't do that, Face Book or Twitter. I'm just an old bugger of a blogger

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    2. HI Adrian I also am on google plus although I really don't understand it at all!! My url is http://www.birdingforpleasure.blogspot.com but I am sure you knew this!

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  7. Your previous post showed up on my dashboard. I think Google enjoy playing games at times. I'm on G+; joined it last year. It was good at first, better than FaceBook, but now I never use it. It's crap.
    If they keep messing about with blogger, I'll ditch that too, and stick to my websites.

    The bike ....... memories. Great shot.
    Years ago I used to hang around with a biker gang for a while. We used to visit the 59 Club in London, run by a vicar. Oh what fun, hurtling down the North Circular Road.

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    1. Keith, we are old we have e-mail and telephone numbers. Gooogggly additves are for the young and illiterate old; does my head at times.
      I could buy a bike like that one for what Bertha cost and I got Bertha half price. Nothing wrong with bikers...Salt of the earth....Part of the earth far too often.

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  8. All your posts showed up okay for me today Adrian. That's a stupid statement, I only saw the ones I saw...you could have posted hundreds for all I know..I think!!

    The bike looks good, how does it sound..Pop-a-Dom..Pop-a-Dom..Pop-a-Dom? (Sorry!)
    I lost all enthusiasm for motorbikes after 18 months of riding a 50cc Suzuki to work in the wet and the cold and moved into dry and warm cars as soon as possible!...[;o)

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  9. Trevor. I was admiring this with it's single disk front brake and total lack of oil leaks. I knew it was a reincarnation of perfection. Then I read that Ducati Have a road bike for sale that is a V twin revving on the limiter to twelve thousand rpm. I suspect this engine is an old Suzuki.

    It sounds just great...buy one. It's not the single sound of my youth but near enough.

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  10. This is a beauty. I have wanted one for years but both my sons get all cranky when I mention it. No.1 launches into a tirade. No.2 does this:
    Do you know what they call people who ride motor cycles?
    cyclists?
    No, organ donors.

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    1. Ooh aah David, that is a horrible thing to say. Mind you an ex became a paraplegic after coming off his bike. But there is Nothing like the freedom of a Sunday afternoon ride out in the fresh air and so close to nature. A coffee along the way and the camraderie of other riders. In AUS there is a distinction between bikers and bikees, but I won't elaborate here.

      Nice detail Adrian.

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    2. They do have immense appeal, I just have to keep reminding myself that I no longer bounce.

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  11. I have a feeling that Dad had a Royal Enfield but that was way before my time. I know he had Triumphs. The only bike I ever rode was a Triumph 500 - and not very often either. Nearly broke my ankle starting it. Once I arrived at 21 I got cautious and rode on 4 wheels thereafter. Statistically you can have more fun but probably for less years or less fun for more years. You pays your money..... And when you get to my age I can ride around in The Handbag and not give a toss what people say.

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    1. The Triumphs were luxury.
      I am tempted but have to try and remember the times in winter when I was so cold and wet when i reached my destination that I'd only just thawed out and dried out and it was time to set off back.

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  12. I like your comments on old bikes. They were pretty simple in those days. They may have been simple but how safe wee they!

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  13. Great looking bike but I still like my SHADOW better! See my latest post and you will understand :)

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    1. I had a look Dale. If that fell on me I'd need a crane to lift it off.

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  14. I like ADRIAN. They are a symbol of freedom ... My Vespa is less potent and also leads to everywhere :)))
    A hug.

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    1. Laura, I like the Fireblade but it is not a good idea. Un beso pare ti.

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