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Nothing to do with motorcycles, but.....#2
« on: 27.05. 2015 10:27 »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33r-GQ23s2s&feature=youtu.be
Oh to be young again. Wish they had those things when I was a kid.
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Re: Nothing to do with motorcycles, but.....#2
« Reply #1 on: 27.05. 2015 11:43 »
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Wish they had those things when I was a kid.

maybe I'm glad they didn't  ;) might have been  fewer of us here.
Did like the early bit of "Knee persuasion "
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Re: Nothing to do with motorcycles, but.....#2
« Reply #2 on: 27.05. 2015 12:04 »
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maybe I'm glad they didn't  ;) might have been  fewer of us here.
*smile*

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Re: Nothing to do with motorcycles, but.....#2
« Reply #3 on: 27.05. 2015 13:14 »
Yep, the older I get the faster I was.
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Re: Nothing to do with motorcycles, but.....#2
« Reply #4 on: 27.05. 2015 13:31 »
As my dear old dad used to say to my mad mates and me  "youth is wasted on the young " as you get older you begin to realise but you can't change nature ,we were all immortal once or so we thought , BobH
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Re: Nothing to do with motorcycles, but.....#2
« Reply #5 on: 27.05. 2015 16:25 »
Fantastic photography!

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Re: Nothing to do with motorcycles, but.....#2
« Reply #6 on: 01.06. 2015 13:29 »
Which things Muskie? The bikes, the thick padded barriers, or maybe the umbrella girls?

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Re: Nothing to do with motorcycles, but.....#2
« Reply #7 on: 01.06. 2015 21:24 »
Ha. All of the above.
The newest bike I've owned/still got is a CB1100F. Good for 250KPH tops. The fastest thing I've ridden is a 2004 R1 at 285KPH down the M4, still had 1000 revs to go, but a bit too much traffic.
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Re: Nothing to do with motorcycles, but.....#2
« Reply #8 on: 02.06. 2015 22:09 »
Maybe this is now the official "Nothing to do with Motorcycles..." topic, so let's see if this gets some interest.

A few of you Brits will probably be close enough to airshow locations to catch this historic happening. Wish I was.

http://www.flyingmag.com/aircraft/jets/last-chance-see-vulcan-fly?cmpid=enews060215&spPodID=030&spMailingID=22761763&spUserID=NDc4NjIyNjIwMAS2&spJobID=580188334&spReportId=NTgwMTg4MzM0S0
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Re: Nothing to do with motorcycles, but.....#2
« Reply #9 on: 02.06. 2015 22:40 »
I'm going on the Sunday. I am rather excited!

Last time I saw a Vulcan fly, along with the Victor and the Valiant; the three 'V' bombers  I was probably less than ten years old at the Farnborough air show. Also saw the Flying Bedstead; the prototype of VTOL aircraft.

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Re: Nothing to do with motorcycles, but.....#2
« Reply #10 on: 03.06. 2015 08:34 »
last Vulcan I saw was at RAF Leuchars , can't recall if it flew over or took off but whichever extremely low run over the runway then pointed the nose towards heaven and gave all four full wellie, the earth moved for everyone that day.
Same visit everything came to a halt as two Phantoms were scrambled to greet some soviets doing the coast run (which they still do in the same old contra rotating prop Bears - forgive the use of NATO names, never could remember make and mark Nos, twas a TU somthing)
I live and used to work sometimes up in the Cheviots, on more than one occasion looked down on a Vulcan flying up a valley
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Re: Nothing to do with motorcycles, but.....#2
« Reply #11 on: 03.06. 2015 14:10 »
GB, enjoy the moment , had the pleasure of seeing her at southport last year ,it is a magnificent sight and sound ,so sad shes being grounded considering what been spent on her already but that's the way it goes with our past. Cheers Bob
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Re: Nothing to do with motorcycles, but.....#2
« Reply #12 on: 17.06. 2015 19:38 »
wasnt it the only bomber that could reach the war in the falklands

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Re: Nothing to do with motorcycles, but.....#2
« Reply #13 on: 18.06. 2015 13:25 »
Certainly was ... with an extensive inflight refuelling plan aided by our American cousins , Bob.
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Re: Nothing to do with motorcycles, but.....#2
« Reply #14 on: 18.06. 2015 17:03 »
I thought it was partly due to an announcement back then that we were parking them all up that led to the Argentine incursion anyway?
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