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Re: Short ride for the A7 plunger
« Reply #1 on: 16.10. 2015 07:02 »
Well, that looks like fun and a trial for the butt. For such a long trip I would have thought a circuit would have been planned. Now, on the way back, you get to see the north side of the trees you missed on the way up, when you saw the south side. The closest I have been to that route is Wollongong, where I worked with a cabinet maker on a project in '76.

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Re: Short ride for the A7 plunger
« Reply #2 on: 16.10. 2015 08:52 »
I agree with Richard that your gluteus maximus will suffer  :(
Let us know how it goes.

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Re: Short ride for the A7 plunger
« Reply #3 on: 16.10. 2015 09:20 »
And I haven't replaced all the springs in the saddle that broke on the last ride. Just used fencing wire *ex*.
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Re: Short ride for the A7 plunger
« Reply #4 on: 16.10. 2015 12:38 »
Musky,
Keep heading north for an extra day or two.
Then you can try some decent beer.
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Re: Short ride for the A7 plunger
« Reply #5 on: 16.10. 2015 13:30 »
Quick! Buy a gel pad.
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Re: Short ride for the A7 plunger
« Reply #6 on: 16.10. 2015 23:46 »
I suppose that you will drink Hill End pub dry?

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Re: Short ride for the A7 plunger
« Reply #7 on: 17.10. 2015 22:44 »
And I haven't replaced all the springs in the saddle that broke on the last ride. Just used fencing wire *ex*.
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Hope it's not to late... but don't use barbed fence wire *whistle*
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Re: Short ride for the A7 plunger
« Reply #8 on: 18.10. 2015 09:11 »
I'm back. The old girl performed very well. The seat has to be fixed, Bl@@dy Sore idiot is an understatement.
We also had a '62 BVSR on the ride. The 72 year old rider with failing eyesight got home safe.
So 17 bikes (3 A7/10's) had a great weekend with no breakdowns and 1 flat tyre (10 miles into the ride).
Our most senior member (87) and the other A7 are still going, taking an extra 200 mile long way home.
Will gather some pics to post later.
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Re: Short ride for the A7 plunger
« Reply #9 on: 22.10. 2015 10:00 »
The BVSR needed some running repairs. A last minute center stand repair at home didn't. How many carry a file in your tool kit? A quick file gave a bit more ground clearance. His bike is now called Bl@@dy Shiny idiot.
My fuel tank sprang a leak. Now stripping liner out with paint stripper. Been in for 3 days but needs a few more.
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