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Title: Oh yes!
Post by: Greybeard on 24.11. 2016 13:53
Managed to escape 'She Who Must Be Obeyed' with her long list of things for me to do to take the A10 out for an autumnal ride to a local airfield cafe where I partook of chip butties washed down with mugs of strong tea. As we've had much wetness recently I decided that the previous application of road salt must be thoroughly rinsed off by now. The trees are still holding on to most of their brown red and gold foliage so although the sun isn't shining today the countryside looks beautiful. The air was not too cold, so quite pleasant riding conditions.

I needed to record the bikes speedo display compared to the more accurate SatNav/GPS, (http://gpssystems.net/accurate-gpsbased-speedometer) so I can get the instrument recalibrated over winter. From 20mph up to 60mph it is showing a 10% lower speed than the GPS, (30 speedo shows as 33 on the SatNav etc.) and that's the wrong way round!

Also the clutch lever was very stiff after not being used for a couple of months so I reckon a new cable will be required.  *work*

I had been considering selling the BSA over the summer to buy a Kawasaki W800 which I had fallen in love with but when I take the BSA for a ride I remember just how much more in love with that machine I am. She really is a gorgious motorcycle!  *loveit*

PS. Before you suggest that I buy the Kawasaki as a second bike: I'd love to but I cannot afford it and I don't have room for more than one motorcycle.  *cry*


Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: Angus on 24.11. 2016 16:05
Welcome back to the family Greybeard you had me worried there for a bit, although I have looked at the Kawasaki myself a few times but only as an additional toy and one that I could take out when the salt is still around. Never sell the BSA  *smile*
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: RichardL on 24.11. 2016 16:25
Not sure I would put chip butties on my Thanksgiving Day menu, but I appreciate the look into your pleasnt ride on this American holiday where we are mostly obliged to eat ourselves silly in an effort to avoid arguements with our extended families.  The fall scene is great but not sure if you took that one or if it is a file photo.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: bsa-bill on 24.11. 2016 17:58
Pretty perfect day GB, Trees look great, Tea looks good, sarnie tho needs a big hand press to stop the chips escaping during consumption, chip buttie enthusiasts will know what I mean
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: Greybeard on 24.11. 2016 18:45
Not sure I would put chip butties on my Thanksgiving Day menu, but I appreciate the look into your pleasnt ride on this American holiday where we are mostly obliged to eat ourselves silly in an effort to avoid arguements with our extended families.  The fall scene is great but not sure if you took that one or if it is a file photo.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Richard L.

Chip butties are ok if you have access to antacids  :(

We don't do thanksgiving here but I hope you have a good time stuffing yourselves with turkey.  *beer*

Stock photo but typical scene at the moment.
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: dave55 on 24.11. 2016 22:42
Half 11 my wife says im going shopping, great says I  ;) so out came the GF nice ride long way through the countryside to our local bike haunt Squires Café Hour or so chatting with old boys about old bikes whilst enjoying homemade steak pies and mugs of hot Bovril with pepper then another ride through quiet countryside back home about 60miles total and still got back before the shopper !
Oldest bike there was a 1924 Royal Enfield 2stroke with 2 gears no clutch or kickstart wooden brake blocks and acetylene lamps  *eek*
To start it he had to sit on it and waddle off down the carpark but off it went like a good un, ......nah thanks gimme something modern like my old plunger  *smile*
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: coater87 on 25.11. 2016 11:51
 GB,

 That looks like a French Fries and Ketchup sandwich! Maybe on a Potatoe bread? *conf*

 Butties? Sounds like a brand of diapers....

 Help me out here GB, exactly what is that sandwich made out of? *smile*

 Lee


 

Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: bsa-bill on 25.11. 2016 12:03
French fries are what you get a McDonald's, real men eat chips bigger, better and lie on the bread better
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: Topdad on 25.11. 2016 12:09
Ahhhh  ... Chip butties on doorstep bread , almost as thick as an American pulled pork ,3 cheese and 4 pickle sandwich and a nice cuppa !oh yes ....
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: Greybeard on 25.11. 2016 12:18
Help me out here GB, exactly what is that sandwich made out of? *smile*

Just chips, (what you might call fries but chunky) in a buttered bread sandwich, (butty), sauce and indigestion tablets optional.  *smile*
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: jachenbach on 25.11. 2016 14:06
A fried potato sandwich????????? Sounds incredibly bland. Well, I must admit, I've never heard rave reviews of British cooking. Come to think of it, we have lots of ethnic restaurants in Boise, but I've never heard of a Brit restaurant. Guess the Italians, Mexicans, Thais, etc., have no need to fear.
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: dave55 on 25.11. 2016 15:14
jachenbach you have never lived  *smiley4* Tell him Greybeard about the Tripe n Onions, or Dripping and bread wth salt and pepper, Bread n Butter pudding, Cow Heel with vinegar, Pork Scratchings or Jellied Eels all washed down with Real Ale in copious quantities  ;)
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: RichardL on 25.11. 2016 18:49
Attention Brits,

The Great Famine of 1315-17 is over. Please feel free to begin eating foods other than those contrived for basic survival during that period.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: bsa-bill on 25.11. 2016 19:33
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A fried potato sandwich????????? Sounds incredibly bland.

Yes it would be if it were not for the substance the potato chips are fried in, for ultra best results beef dripping, sadly not as popular as it should be due to the fashion magazine preference for young models so thin you can see almost through them and the health police taking over the media
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: muskrat on 25.11. 2016 19:51
Oh yes. One of my favourites. Wife cooks sausages eggs and chips, eat sausages and eggs then dip the bread in the juices and wrap the chips in it. What's cholesterol *????*
Cheers
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: olev on 26.11. 2016 01:17
About 40 years ago in Perth, a pommy mate fed me a pie (pork?) loaded with English mustard.
It damned near killed me. It was toxic.
I think they run their nuclear power stations on the stuff.
No wonder they conquered the planet, with constitutions like that.
cheers
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: stu.andrews on 26.11. 2016 10:24
Ah, but us poms are tough! Our beer would poison you too!
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: muskrat on 26.11. 2016 12:41
Our beer would poison you too!
Yes, I couldn't drink the beer whilst at the IOM or Dublin. I settled for cider. Found a nice one at Bushy's Bar at 6.5%.
Cheers  *countdown*
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: Bedfordbeeza on 26.11. 2016 15:36
Greybeard,

Glad you didn't sell the BSA to buy the W800, even though it's a superb bike.  I know this because my brother has one, it's the limited edition black and gold one.  He's done a fair few modifications including smaller lights and indicators, EBC wavy disc and pads, gold Renthals, Lots of Cnc bits, power commander kit and a beautiful SC project hand built exhaust.  The original pea shooter exhausts were far to muted, even with baffles removed.  This bike is super smooth, and sounds a proper thumper now.  As much as he likes it, he looks at my plunger and admits being envious of the frame style and has said on a couple of occasions he wants to build an old bobber so I think you made a wise decision to stick with the BSA.
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: Topdad on 28.11. 2016 10:57
Jachenbach, the reason no English restaurants over you're side of the pond is that if you tried good wholesome real food you'd be crying at the stuff you have to eat . *whistle* Yesterday my Sunday lunch was fit for a king cooked by my wife  ,lovely roast lamb ,creamed and roast  potatoes ,garden peas and batton carrots,a rich gravy made from the meat juices finished of with a little mint sauce ,accompanied by a pint of bombardier best bitter ,felt like gods in his heaven and all was almost right with my little part world !!
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: coater87 on 28.11. 2016 12:31
Jachenbach, the reason no English restaurants over you're side of the pond is that if you tried good wholesome real food you'd be crying at the stuff you have to eat . *whistle* Yesterday my Sunday lunch was fit for a king cooked by my wife  ,lovely roast lamb ,creamed and roast  potatoes ,garden peas and batton carrots,a rich gravy made from the meat juices finished of with a little mint sauce ,accompanied by a pint of bombardier best bitter ,felt like gods in his heaven and all was almost right with my little part world !!

 Sorry guys, I am not buying it.

 I work with a millwright who is from way over there, still goes back every year or two.

 He informed me he fills one suitcase with food from America so he has something good to eat while he is visiting. *smile*
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: Topdad on 28.11. 2016 12:57
This is gonner run longer than the great british bake off ! I think it all depends on the family you grow up with ,if theres a cook and  she/he was taught well they can pass that knowledge on ,unfortuneatly kids these days can't be bothered . We had a shop that sold home cooked meats ,beef ,pork and ham . By the time I was 13 I could bone out and string a full gammon and using my dads recipe boil them or roast them to perfection as well as being able to dress chickens ducks and turkeys ready for the oven also  cooking them for the shop I'm also pretty good with steaks .Despite also selling Bread my Gran who was in her mid seventies then would still bake a few loaves and barmcakes for us producing wonderful stuff ,I think you'd call it French bread as it isn't sweet . In short what I really remember is that flavour is everything ,if it doesn't taste right to you it won't taste right to anyone else and personally I wouldn't serve it to anyone .
On the other hand some supposed cooks can't boil water these days and whole families haven't ever had a home cooked meal , whilst a ping machine as it's use's it shouldn't be the only appliance used . There is no better feeling than producing a meal and seeing people  enjoying a good wholesome tasty meal.Having said all this  I still love fish and chips from a proper chippy!
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: gavinoz on 28.11. 2016 18:47
Not sure about the English cuisine, but agree with home dressed and prepared food. Nothing like wild-caught Koala, slow baked with dried, powdered, redback spider seasoning for a bit of bite. Served with a bit of wattle leaf salad, garnished with gladioli flowers. Yum. Cheers, from Gavin.
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: nimrod650 on 28.11. 2016 19:32
A fried potato sandwich????????? Sounds incredibly bland. Well, I must admit, I've never heard rave reviews of British cooking. Come to think of it, we have lots of ethnic restaurants in Boise, but I've never heard of a Brit restaurant. Guess the Italians, Mexicans, Thais, etc., have no need to fear.
to far to ship fresh english produce none of that frozen rubbish here
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: RichardL on 28.11. 2016 20:05
Bob,

Believe it or not, I have seen the British Bake-Off show over here.

Yes, the fish and chips are great.

No, British cuisine is not going to take off over here, though I know of a couple such restaurants. Irish pub food is easy to find, even in my suburb.


GB,

I bet you're sorry you just tried to tell us of nice fall ride.

Richard L.

Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: kiwipom on 28.11. 2016 20:24
A fried potato sandwich????????? Sounds incredibly bland. Well, I must admit, I've never heard rave reviews of British cooking. Come to think of it, we have lots of ethnic restaurants in Boise, but I've never heard of a Brit restaurant. Guess the Italians, Mexicans, Thais, etc., have no need to fear.
to far to ship fresh english produce none of that frozen rubbish here
`Super size that sir`cheers
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: dave55 on 28.11. 2016 20:41
American food cant be that good we had to send one of our Chefs and not one of the best to sort out some restaurants see here..
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/ramsays-kitchen-nightmares-usa/episode-guide/series-1      *smiley4*

yea apologies GB dint mean to cause upset and make you go off and buy a Kwacking saki bonnevile  *eek*
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: worntorn on 29.11. 2016 02:21
The best food we've encountered while out on tour was in the UK.  We spent a month there riding the Vincent 2500 miles thru England and Scotland after doing a roads closed lap of the IOM during the  Centenary celebration in 2007.

The touring was fantastic, the B&B full English or full Scottish breakfasts were delicious, as were our evening meals, mostly at little local pubs.
This was in late August and early September so fresh garden produce was in use everywhere, unlike at home or in the US where most restaurants just use frozen, tasteless produce year round.

The veggies in the UK tasted like they were just harvested right out of a home garden. And they definitely know how to prepare Lamb!

By comparison when touring at home here or in the US, the diet is almost uniformly unhealthy deep fried crap with a few rubbery, tasteless veggies on the side. If you want to pay $100 for every meal then good food is generally available, but in the UK the low cost pub dinners are  as good or better than those served at high end"fresh, organic" restaurants over here.
Yes I'm planning another motorcycle trip to the UK!

Glen
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: Topdad on 29.11. 2016 10:41
opps sorry everyone ,   *sad*  do seem to have go off on one ,just happen to be passionate about food , Good food that is ,( see size of waistband ) as I am about A10's and motorcycling  and another sorry to GB whose ride was forgotten during the rant moment ,the area looks really beautiful , Bob
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: Greybeard on 29.11. 2016 11:16
The reputation of American food here is that it is bland and the servings are huge. My wife and me toured California for a month about ten years ago. We would typically order one meal and an empty plate so we could share. We only really ate in fast food places and enjoyed what we got. Plus points not often seen here: Free refills of drink. Great customer service. Extensive opening hours,  (try to find a cafe open after 5 in the uk). The exchange rate was very favourable to us at that time, (nearly two dollars to the pound!) but even so the cost of a coffee when we got back to London Heathrow airport was shocking, and no refills of course! I Felt sorry for the Americans sitting at the next table. A coffee in London at the moment will cost you about 2.50 USD
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: bsa-bill on 29.11. 2016 14:08
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. My wife and me toured California for a month about ten years ago.

Us too GB but more like 16 years ago, same thing in the hotel we had a ceaser salad with extra plate and then the coach driver arrived so we got yet another plate and still had plenty, also liked the café's that gave you as much as you could eat for one price but above all the courteous nature of the Americans we met as in four of us at the bar three sitting one standing so a perfect stranger gives us his seat  and sits elsewhere, leaves a warm and welcoming feeling
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: duTch on 29.11. 2016 19:29

 
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.... A coffee in London at the moment will cost you about 2.50 USD

  *????*
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: Greybeard on 29.11. 2016 20:20

 
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.... A coffee in London at the moment will cost you about 2.50 USD

  *????*
https://www.londontoolkit.com/blog/eats/coffee-shop-chains-in-london/
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: cyclobutch on 30.11. 2016 14:09
Given it must be pretty much pounds fro dollars at the moment, it may not seem so bad.
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: muskrat on 02.12. 2016 07:49
Bugga! Just started cooking the chips for a buntie. Clicked on Richards post and watched Pedro starting his plunger. Charcoal buntie it is then!!
Cheers
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: morris on 03.12. 2016 18:54
Well GB, if you ever come this side of the pond and you start to miss your chip buntie, go to the nearest chip shop and have a go at this;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitraillette
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: RichardL on 03.12. 2016 21:02
Well GB, if you ever come this side of the pond and you start to miss your chip buntie, go to the nearest chip shop and have a go at this;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitraillette

Putting aside the heart attack on bread, the only thing I object to is calling the English Channel "the pond".

Richard L
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: Greybeard on 03.12. 2016 21:53
Well GB, if you ever come this side of the pond and you start to miss your chip buntie, go to the nearest chip shop and have a go at this;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitraillette
Yum, looks good!
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: muskrat on 04.12. 2016 09:36
I agree Richard. The pond is the Atlantic or Pacific. The bit between Australia and New Zealand is called the ditch.
Cheers
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: Greybeard on 04.12. 2016 11:08
the only thing I object to is calling the English Channel "the pond".
Agreed, that term usually refers to the Atlantic ocean.
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: stu.andrews on 04.12. 2016 11:25
Tell the EU to get stuffed. It is The English Channel & always will be. No wonder the Brits voted to get out. Spending our money to insult us.
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: Greybeard on 04.12. 2016 12:50
Tell the EU to get stuffed. It is The English Channel & always will be. No wonder the Brits voted to get out. Spending our money to insult us.

I wonder which side of the Brexit fence you are on. Not!  *smile*
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: bsa-bill on 04.12. 2016 15:14
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Tell the EU to get stuffed. It is The English Channel & always will be. No wonder the Brits voted to get out. Spending our money to insult us.

A slip of the tongue or something lost in translation and you jump on it flag waving and hurling insults, this is why this forum avoids political reference wherever we can.
I'm not going to counter any of your comments with more comments    just ask you to consider how your post goes down with our many EU members and those Brits on the other 48% side   just tone it down
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: morris on 05.12. 2016 10:24
Let's settle for "North sea" then.
Which actually is what's between England and Belgium (and Holland)
The Channel, or La Manche in French, is the stretch between England and France.
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: RichardL on 05.12. 2016 13:28
Yeah, Guys. I was just making a joke about a bit of slang, not one thing else. If anything the right response might have been, "Richard, stop being a word nerd."

Richard L.
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: dave55 on 05.12. 2016 17:09
Let's settle for "North sea" then.
Which actually is what's between England and Belgium (and Holland)
The Channel, or La Manche in French, is the stretch between England and France.

Ah but is it the North English sea or ......The North Belgian sea  ;).........is the English Channel called the French Channel on the other side  *conf* and as for the EU who were set up to trade steel and coal but prior to us voting out told us what size and shape our carrots and cucumbers had to be and if they are bent they cant be eaten ?  *eek*
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: RichardL on 05.12. 2016 17:26
Ya must know that we have our own contentious politics over here, even recently.  ;)  I am just coming to realize that the Brexit issue bodes to divide people in a similar way. Let's freakin' drop it, before the sides and hostilities take hold versus our almost always friendly times here.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Oh yes!
Post by: dave55 on 05.12. 2016 18:33
Point taken without any offence, yes we are both in the same boat we get the Brussels you get the Trump  *smile*