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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #15 on: 05.09. 2019 17:34 »
I wish we had stuff like that.
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Otherwise I would certainly go along with you GB! *beer*

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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #16 on: 05.09. 2019 17:52 »
In February 1967 my sister and I planned to go to a local music club to see the Animals, (House of the Rising Sun). Before we went in we visited a nearby pub for a beverage. Sitting at another table was a group of flamboyantly dressed men. One of them, a black man, had a Sergeant Pepper style army coat on. We thought they may be Roadies for the Animals. When we were in the club, the manager apologised to us that the Animals would not be playing tonight but a new American band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience would be performing. When they played Purple Haze, I realised who they were. That song was in the charts at the time but I had not seen them on TV.

1969, I saw him again at the Royal Albert Hall when he'd become a super-star. He smashed his guitar at the end.

I think I saw Hendrix four times, but that's not why I'm commenting here. Weird that "The Animals" pop up on the forum just now. About an hour ago I was joking around with the younger employees at my work (which means all of them, some young enough to be grandchildren; I don't have grandchildren), in my joking about being very tired from working deep into the morning hours, I cited "...but I was so much older then, when I was young." Of course, no one had a clue.

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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #17 on: 05.09. 2019 21:27 »

 
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..... I cited "...but I was so much older then, when I was young." Of course, no one had a clue......

 ...but you're younger than that now- hey *smile*
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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #18 on: 05.09. 2019 21:37 »
I'd be there if... I had a running bike & was situated closer (currently in South France). Good luck on the trip.

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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #19 on: 05.09. 2019 22:40 »

 
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..... I cited "...but I was so much older then, when I was young." Of course, no one had a clue......

 ...but you're younger than that now- hey *smile*

Ah, the difference between Dylan and "My Back Pages" and The Animals and "When I Was Young."  *smile* ;)

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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #20 on: 05.09. 2019 22:44 »
I'd be there if... I had a running bike & was situated closer (currently in South France). Good luck on the trip.

Wait, are you saying the back will now allow you to ride? That would be very good news, indeed.

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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #21 on: 05.09. 2019 22:50 »
is the isle of wight really 'abroad' GB or just popping next door? for a minute i got excited and thought you were riding out to NZ to visit us. maybe next year?
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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #22 on: 05.09. 2019 23:04 »
is the isle of wight really 'abroad' GB or just popping next door? for a minute i got excited and thought you were riding out to NZ to visit us. maybe next year?
The Isle of Wight is about two miles away from the mainland.

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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #23 on: 05.09. 2019 23:46 »
Haha, I once spent some time leaning against one of Jimi's PAs at a Royal College of Art gig. Cheaper than the drugs and at least as effective!  *dribble*

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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #24 on: 16.09. 2019 17:29 »
I have returned from darkest Wightland. It was a fantastic weekend. The weather was great. The people I met were great. The island is great. The ride out was gr.... OK, I did mark a junction, (drop-off system) for one hour, but apart from that, it was great. Emily the A10 was superb!
I have photos to upload later.

Side story one:
When I arrived at my destination on Thursday, my expensive walking shoes were no longer bungied to my other stuff. "Oh bother", says I. "They've either slipped out during the ride or somebody on the ferry fancied them! They cost £150, my wife is going to give me grief."
While I was away I visited a supermarket and bought a cheap pair of trainers, (I cannot walk very far in my biking boots)
Today I travelled pretty much the same 'minor road' route on the way home. Guess what?
You guessed it, my shoes had been picked up from the road, undamaged, and placed on a grassy bank. I was very happy!  *good3*

Side story two:
All through the wooded countryside in the UK, you see signs warning of deer. I saw one such sign and moderated my speed to about 30mph. Next moment a fully grown female Roe Deer stepped out of the hedge about 20 feet in front of me! I slammed on the anchors. The deer paused when he saw me but then ran across the road into the opposite hedge. I was extremely glad that I'd taken notice of that sign. If I'd still been doing 40, I would have struck the deer  *countdown*


This is where I stayed on Thursday night. The 1950's caravan is called Gloria. I told my wife I spent the night inside Gloria!

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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #25 on: 16.09. 2019 19:22 »
The bike and caravan look to be around the same vintage.
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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #26 on: 17.09. 2019 14:05 »
greybeard there's pics of your  bike on a facebook page can't remember which one I went to the pub for a well earned slurp *beer* getting the shoes back is amazing it must have been that the person who put them on the bank found they were the wrong size *whistle*

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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #27 on: 17.09. 2019 14:37 »
greybeard there's pics of your bike on a facebook page can't remember which one...
I do put stuff on FB.
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...getting the shoes back is amazing it must have been that the person who put them on the bank found they were the wrong size *whistle*
Or the smell put them off   :o

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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #28 on: 17.09. 2019 20:21 »
greybeard they are pics someone took at the same rally you were at and a few of your bike in the mix . one of the bike groups on FB

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Re: GB & BSA going abroad
« Reply #29 on: 17.09. 2019 22:54 »
greybeard they are pics someone took at the same rally you were at and a few of your bike in the mix . one of the bike groups on FB
If you happen to find it again will you post a link for me, please.