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Post by INDY on Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:53 pm

Hello All

I bought my N reg Duetto as a positive step forward in this. the second chapter of my life.  The first chapter was bought to an abrupt end on the 9th May 2015 when a speeding motorcyclist hit me head on at 130 mph just north of Glasgow as I was driving myself and my husband of 42 years home from a motorcycle event in Fort William.  My car was consumed by fumes and fuel when the bike tank burst open on impact. Both husband and I found ourselves in flames, although I could escape the inferno the other doors of my car did not open due to rear impact.  Despite my efforts to drag my husband from the car he died three days later from his burns. The biker died at the scene.

So here I am, burns healed, PTSD treated and now armed with a small fluffy dog and am unfailing belief that life still has plenty to offer if I am brave enough. 

So here I am, photographer, writer, singer, vegetarian and general lover of all things exciting. No sympathy required just brace yourself as I have no idea what I am doing with an auto sleeper and rumour has it I should not be allowed out without a carer!    broomstick
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Re: Chapter 2

Post by bikeralw on Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:15 pm

Hi Jude, as a lifelong enthusiastic biker who has ridden most roads in Europe, reading that sent shivers down my spine. My wife of 43 years is trying to persuade me to hang up my helmet, and I must admit I'm now touring more in the MH than on a bike..
I'm sure you'll get lots of helpful advice on here.
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Post by INDY on Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:22 pm

Hi Al

My father taught me to ride his DKW when I was 14, despite everything I still feel the urge to ride.  Yesterday the last of our 6 motorcycles went to a new home.  Now I have a Westfield 7 for the rush and the moho for the travel adventures. A Volvo is my day wear, safest car on the road, chosen for that reason although it would have made no difference.

High Peak and New Zealand?

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Post by Ramblers on Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:36 pm

Hi Jude, Gucci & Indy and welcome to the forum from Leicestershire wave.

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Post by INDY on Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:45 pm

Thank you Rambler,

I found myself in Quorn (Leicestershire?)last weekend, lovely hotel but always thought it was dinner...

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Post by bikeralw on Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:13 pm

Judenotlaw wrote:
High Peak and New Zealand?
A Westfield 7, wow.. I ride an old continent crushing Moto Guzzi but get my rush on a Buell Ulysses.

Our daughter emigrated to NZ ten years ago. We go out there every November, returning March. With the exception of this year, when she came to us for Christmas with her husband and our young kiwi grandchildren.
Like cricketers, we follow the summer round the world.
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Re: Chapter 2

Post by INDY on Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:22 pm

Fancy stuff! I'm not saying what bike I had last! 

I have a daughter in the New Forest and thought that was far enough. 

I used to work in Furness Vale, isn't that near High Peak?

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Post by bikeralw on Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:31 pm

We live in Buxton, the water keeps us youthful... Only a short hop down the A6 to Furness Vale.
I also run an old school Vespa GTS 300. On a sunny day I don the shades and imagine I'm whizzing down a street in Naples...
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Post by INDY on Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:37 pm

Ah yes, so pretty there, unlike North Buckinghamshire 

I think Naples is the best place for a Vesta! 

I've gone Dutch, electric bike with basket on the front for my dog.

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Post by Jaytee on Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:34 am

All this bike talk is making me miss mine now think_smiley_46. Had a Blackbird for many a year and taught advanced riding BUT at 64 I thought I might have used up all my good luck so while still ahead of the game and having so much more I wanted to do hung up the helmet and reassigned the enthusiasm to my Landrover Defender and overlanding in both Landy (on own) and MH with swmbo.
I have joined the leccy bike brigade as well Jude, great bit of kit allthumbz

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Re: Chapter 2

Post by INDY on Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:41 am

Morning JT

Us bikers have to stick together. From hell raiser to leccy rider. Bring it on. 
Have to admit I do fancy a quad hitched to the moho... Need bigger moho! 

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Post by Jaytee on Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:43 am

I can still manage a bit of hell raising on the leccy bike lol4

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Post by INDY on Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:46 am

Hahaha 

Ditto! 

I'm working towards gaining a reputation as batty ole bike lady with dog. Might have already clinched it! 

Going to befriend you cos you make me lol

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Post by bikeralw on Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:00 am

I recently sold my leccy cycle, it couldn't cope with the hills round here!
Don't think I could cope without a moto Jaytee.
I had a two week pass from the boss last September to ride to Italy with some mates.
Alps on a bike, heaven..
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Post by INDY on Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:17 am

Never really got the touring on a bike bug - always afraid I would be enjoying the view too much and become part of the scenery.   also shorts are better than fully covered ...

Been to Monaco a few times in this 

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Post by bikeralw on Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:18 pm

I'm just loving that, well jealous. Head turner!
Same colour as my Buell.
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Post by INDY on Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:35 pm

Thats one sexy bike

My dog would fall off!

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Post by dbroada on Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:42 pm

Judenotlaw wrote:Been to Monaco a few times in this 
For the racing or "just because"?

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Post by INDY on Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:44 pm

Just because, 

Have friends who live just round the coast... it seemed like a challenge - the car is very narrow bodied so trust me, it IS a challenge!

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Post by dbroada on Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:00 pm

Ah. I've been (near) there for the Menton lemon festival and am aiming to go to the Monaco historic GP next year.

I also went to the Monaco GP in 1974, my first big trip abroad.

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Post by INDY on Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:03 pm

I fancy the idea of the historic GP in Monaco..are you going with your moho?  

Lemon festival?

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Post by dbroada on Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:30 pm

Judenotlaw wrote:I fancy the idea of the historic GP in Monaco..are you going with your moho?  
Yes. We haven't planned it yet but that is the intention. I expect we will be camping along the rail line somewhere and going in by train but the plans can be made nearer the date. The race is bi-annual so don't need to focus on it yet.

Lemon festival?

Indeed but you have just missed this year's event.

http://www.fete-du-citron.com/

The theme year I went was "Festivals of the World" (but the weather wasn't ideal for the quantity of clothing on many of the floats).


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Post by Kingham on Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:37 pm

Judenotlaw wrote:Hello All

I bought my N reg Duetto as a positive step forward in this. the second chapter of my life.  The first chapter was bought to an abrupt end on the 9th May 2015 when a speeding motorcyclist hit me head on at 130 mph just north of Glasgow as I was driving myself and my husband of 42 years home from a motorcycle event in Fort William.  My car was consumed by fumes and fuel when the bike tank burst open on impact. Both husband and I found ourselves in flames, although I could escape the inferno the other doors of my car did not open due to rear impact.  Despite my efforts to drag my husband from the car he died three days later from his burns. The biker died at the scene.

So here I am, burns healed, PTSD treated and now armed with a small fluffy dog and am unfailing belief that life still has plenty to offer if I am brave enough. 

So here I am, photographer, writer, singer, vegetarian and general lover of all things exciting. No sympathy required just brace yourself as I have no idea what I am doing with an auto sleeper and rumour has it I should not be allowed out without a carer!    broomstick
Jude, Gucci dog and Indy the sleeper...
Wow, what a very thought provoking and positive introduction, which as another life long bike lover, got my attention up!

A very warm welcome from the NE !

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Post by dbroada on Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:39 pm

oh, and I forgot....

wave 

hello from Kenley

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Post by INDY on Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:40 pm

Its so nice to meet everyone, truly a good move coming onto this website.  

For you bikers, last week I sold a Treeves... Greeves x Triumph vintage trials bike.  Last one of 6 bikes we had. Big space in the garage now. I still own a VFR but its with a person who is selling it. 

My favourite holiday treats are a quad bike on some Greek Island or the Caribbean. I did quad bike round Inverness once but wouldnt recommended it for the old and needy like me!

Still hoping I might find someone close enough to give me some practical guidance.. or is that me being girly - probably!
Forget I said that!!

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