October 1, 2012 at 7:56 pm #14768
Back on a bike after many years off and on – mainly off.
Did the Silverstone circuit cruise on Saturday. Triumph Trophy 1200, a green one. Met some great folks. See you all around and about.October 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm #64410imperialdataKeymaster
Welcome Andy. I wasn’t one of the Silverstone guys but glad to see you on here. Have a good look round, here’s a nice starting point:October 1, 2012 at 9:38 pm #64411katanaParticipant
Glad you found us.October 1, 2012 at 10:39 pm #64412
The parade laps around the GP circuit were quite something. Waved to the crowd, too! A great experience.October 2, 2012 at 5:36 am #64413ChampsParticipant
Hello, welcome to the forumOctober 2, 2012 at 6:13 am #64414ses310Moderator
Welcome to the forum Andy, nice to meet you at Silverstone on Saturday, the parade laps were amazing!October 2, 2012 at 8:03 pm #64415
Thanks for the greets. Nice forum!October 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm #64416
Welcome to the forum, good to meet you on Saturday
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Hope to see you out and about againOctober 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm #64417WJ650Participant
Welcome Andy was good to meet you at Silverstone the other weekend!October 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm #64418HippoDronesParticipant
hi AndyMarch 18, 2013 at 10:52 pm #64419
Reading about the Honda 50 made me remember some of the old stuff me and my mates played with as we got onto motorised wheels. I had a lot of goes round the back garden on on a Lambretta LD150, also my push bike with a bolt on engine that drove against the tyre, amd an NSU Quickly moped. Once on the road my race tuned Ariel Leader 250 2 stroke twin with Wal Phillips fuel injector managed to stay intact long enough to pass my test. It did about 105! Friends bikes borrowed were Sunbeam S7, Panther 700 outfit, Norton ES2 outfit, Noddy bike (LE Velocette), Douglas horizontal twin. I forget some of them. I then graduated to a 500 twin AJS for a few years, it taught me gravel rash, plaster cast and how to repair a write-off. Rebuilt a 700 twin Royal Enfield, but it caught fire and burnt out shortly after. Tiger cub 200cc kept me mobile. We all went through a bubble car/three wheeler phase and ended up in cars eventually, but I did get a Bonneville for a year or so, shared with a workmate.
Other than a few hired bikes on holidays, including a Harley on Majorca, I’ve had a long lay-off until I decided to get the Trophy.
I looked up the Trophy’s 1/4 mile time – about the same as my Jag!March 19, 2013 at 11:08 am #64420imperialdataKeymaster
Wow, some real rare stuff in there Andy, bet you wish you had kept all of them (including the Noddy bike).March 22, 2013 at 11:30 pm #64421
Some great classics in that list, do you have pictures of them?March 23, 2013 at 6:09 pm #64422
Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of the old bikes. I don’t even have pictues of me in that decade. I had elbow length hair just before it was cut off at the end of college years.March 26, 2013 at 10:44 pm #64423
Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of the old bikes. I don’t even have pictues of me in that decade. I had elbow length hair just before it was cut off at the end of college years.
Pity I love 1970’s mug shots!!
A friend of mine restored a 700cc Enfield, there are pictures in the Classic section I think. I will try and dig out the link
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