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Title: that time of the year........again. Merry Christmas.
Post by: Topdad on 16.12. 2011 09:51
Don't know about you all but Christmas has crept up on me with a rush so I'd like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and all my best wishes and riding for 2012 . Thank you all, as well, for the enjoyment, help and bonhommie that you get from this world wide  forum ,I've really enjoyed being ( a very small ) part of it and look mforward to next year ,BobH.
Title: that time of the year........again. Merry Christmas.
Post by: bsa-bill on 16.12. 2011 10:15
And seasons greeting to you too Bob and glad tidings for Christmas and 2012 to all members of the forum.

Woke up this morning to an inch or so of snow, that would be enough for me but wishful thinking probably.
2011 is closing rather sadly for us with the demise of our sixteen year old Border Terrier "Rusty" however he was a pup for fifteen of those years so best to reflect on the great life he had, a lot of it spent with me on the tractor often jumping out to chase hares, came back one time with a Fox's tooth stuck in his neck
We have a reservation on a pup due in January so lots more fun to come and get me back into my morning routine - dog walk - breakfast - shed, although now that the Rocket Gold Flash is a legal road going vehicle I'll have no excuse to avoid the kitchen refurb
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Post by: a10gf on 16.12. 2011 11:49
Wishing all a fine time, and a good year to come.
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Title: Re: that time of the year........again. Merry Christmas.
Post by: Topdad on 16.12. 2011 11:54
Yes Bill, Christmas is always a  time of reflection but thenwe look forward .Just to but a different spin on your new pup, my daughter in law is a vet ,very knowlegable,particularly dogs and lab's in particular. Having been without a dog for about a year she managed to talk ( female gile ) my son around to another one which she duly sourced and give it such a careful exam that the breeder asked her to look after the paperwork on the others, deal done over price to compensate, when the time came to pick up "Jack" ( don't ask ) all went well until at about 11 mths (by then it was tall enough to put a saddle on,) and was easily bored they went out shopping and found it'd had eaten a couch which it had thoughtfully pulled from out of the living room to destroy. Since then nearly 3 yrs on it has proved to be the daftest lab on earth and the ribbing she takes for using her professional knowledge so well on the phyical side of the dog shame, she didn't check out the brain! All the best bill regards Bob
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Post by: terryk on 17.12. 2011 14:37
I wish all you BSA buffs and your families a merry Christmas and a very prosperous new year.
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Post by: MG on 17.12. 2011 15:34
Merry Christmas to all!

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Post by: muskrat on 17.12. 2011 19:22
 BAH HUMBUG,
                   the roads are clogged, the shops are full, snotty nosed kids every where, BSA parts taking twice as long to arrive, most prices go up. Think I'll just go hide in my man cave.
 BEST WISHES TO ALL, not just now but always.
Cheers
Title: Re: that time of the year........again. Merry Christmas.
Post by: cus on 18.12. 2011 00:55
Crazy time of year, especially if you live in a tourist town like me, Oh well! they do pay our wages.
Thanks to every one that responded to my posts, this forum is a great help.
Bill, similar to you, our dog died after a tragic & freak accident, was much loved by all the family,
& we too, are picking up a new pup in early Jan., hope all goes well with your pup. After reading
Topdads post, maybe I should invest in a doggy brain scan, I'm pretty fond of my furniture!
Have a great Xmas & NY everyone, & stay upright,

regards, Cus
Title: Re: that time of the year........again. Merry Christmas.
Post by: muskrat on 18.12. 2011 01:08
 OK who told Santa what I said ??
30 miles from home traveling along at 80MPH on the old A7 she nipped up. Let her cool and started on 1 1/2  cylinders then nipped again.
 Bugga, sorry Santa.
Cheers
Title: Re: that time of the year........again. Merry Christmas.
Post by: RichardL on 18.12. 2011 01:17
Well, it's hard to imagine Christmas season Down Under. Even growing up in Los Angeles, it was still winter (L.A. style) in December. Now, in the Chicago area, holiday winter is a reality (if not brutal, sometimes).   I wish everyone great, happy and safe holidays.  

Please enjoy the attached greeting card (which, for the sake of new members, is reposted from previous years).  For the rest of you, please enjoy it again and accept the greeting it sends, or you could tear it up screaming that I am a one-trick pony.

Bill and Cus, sorry for your losses. Pups certainly become closer to us than we ever would imagine.

Richard L.
Title: Re: that time of the year........again. Merry Christmas.
Post by: saltbox Alf on 18.12. 2011 16:30
I wish all concerned with the forum a happy Christmas and a great new year from the not so warm south of France, it's 8 deg and blowing a freezing wind off the mountains.

Keep your knees warm  and your cockles warmer
TTFN Al
Title: Re: that time of the year........again. Merry Christmas.
Post by: bsa-bill on 18.12. 2011 17:04
Quote
it's 8 deg

That's almost tropical Alf   :o

Title: Re: that time of the year........again. Merry Christmas.
Post by: Brian on 19.12. 2011 01:10
Well if it makes any of you that live in a cold climate feel better its summer here at the moment but on my way home yesterday I got absolutely soaked despite having all my wet weather gear on. Had one of the heaviest downpours I have seen for years and of course I was on my bike at the time. Luckily I was only about 120 k's from home so didnt have to put up with it for long, mind you it was still 24 degrees C. Does prove that it must take a lot of water to stop a A10 though.

Merry Xmas to everyone on the Forum, lets all see what next year brings. (more bikes hopefully!)
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Post by: saltbox Alf on 19.12. 2011 10:12
Sorry Bill that was daytime temp, at night it's down to minus 3-6 degrees, so much for sunny south France!!
but it's very fickle here, forcast is for 14 deg wednesday, but the locals think it will be a hard winter for us thats end january and all febuary, roll on spring!
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Post by: Goldy on 19.12. 2011 18:23
Happy Christmas to all from the cold Midlands of England.
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Post by: madsens on 19.12. 2011 18:57
Seasons Greetings from Denmark as well!


Wishing you all on the forum a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Regards
Joergen
Title: Re: that time of the year........again. Merry Christmas.
Post by: WozzA on 20.12. 2011 13:39
I wish all forum members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..
Thanks for all your help..   *beer*

Cheers WozzA
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Post by: gold33 on 20.12. 2011 14:49
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Got to be careful Musky, Santa is alway listening when you least expect him!
Brian, no different here unfortunately, I've had to pump water out of the pool twice since Mid November!
 
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Post by: jfligg on 22.12. 2011 00:54
Merry Christmas from Canada
              Jeff
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Post by: Pilgrim on 22.12. 2011 16:50
Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year
to all on the forum. May all our problems be little ones. Cheers. *beer*
Title: Re: that time of the year........again. Merry Christmas.
Post by: Duncan R on 22.12. 2011 22:02
Merry Christmas to you all

Thanks for all your help during the last year. I am sure I will back to annoy you with my stupid questions next year!

Best Regards

Duncan
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Post by: cotterpinkid on 23.12. 2011 14:13
Happy Christmas, best wishes for the New Year and thanks for all the help this year - the Flash will live again in 2012

Brian

PS so it didn't felt left out I thought I'd give it a Christmas make over as a treat
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Post by: fido on 23.12. 2011 19:24
I took this today in my back garden / field as it looks suitably festive:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/fidom/th_P1010214.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/1003/fidom/?action=view&current=P1010214.jpg)
Title: Re: that time of the year........again. Merry Christmas.
Post by: NickSR on 24.12. 2011 17:35
Hi Everyone

Thank you for the help through out the year and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Regards
Nick
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Post by: ian davies on 24.12. 2011 20:35
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone, from Mid Wales *smile*
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Post by: chaz on 25.12. 2011 11:35
merry christmas, off over the unit this afternoon  to strip a triumph unit motor...sad  *dunno*
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Post by: chaterlea25 on 26.12. 2011 20:39
Hi All,
A belated Christmas wish to everyone,

My computer died a few days ago, A virus that pretends to be a virus scanner /remover (****&&^^ Bastard!!)
Bloody ""Norton"" didnt see it

Cheers
John O R
Title: Re: that time of the year........again. Merry Christmas.
Post by: bsa-bill on 26.12. 2011 20:45
you don't need a virus if you have Norton, Norton can bring a PC to a grinding halt all by itself.

McAfee comes free with BT internet and is superior in my humble opinion, also works in the background so does not noticeably slow anything down.
Title: Re: that time of the year........again. Merry Christmas.
Post by: bsa-bill on 26.12. 2011 21:35
being a bloke with iron clad conviction I said I'd not have another one
Well I don't know how it happened but --------------------

I seem to be picking up a few punctures and a bit of of wet sumping going on, otherwise he seems to have found full chat and a fair old sprint start

Bramble