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by Barry
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Motorbikerist Thread
Replies: 1742
Views: 42908

Re: The Motorbikerist Thread

There's only one thing for it, FIIIIGHT. Or another wobble round at 7/10ths trying our best not to drop the nice bikes 😁
by Barry
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Motorbikerist Thread
Replies: 1742
Views: 42908

Re: The Motorbikerist Thread

I can't get to Wigan till about 1700hrs and cba wearing my track stuff to ride to work. I might schlep up to watch.
by Barry
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Motorbikerist Thread
Replies: 1742
Views: 42908

Re: The Motorbikerist Thread

I think that was the last properly warm day we've had Rev 😂 Toying with trying to get a late summer track day in but I just don't trust this weather.

Edit: where's best to upload pictures to these days, Imgur being a PITA.. I want to add that Ducati pic I took, think some will appreciate it.
by Barry
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pitching a tent
Replies: 21
Views: 432

Re: Pitching a tent

Work colleague recently bought a Coleman air tent, he was very impressed. I always buy Vango, they just work and don't leak.
by Barry
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Moaning
Topic: People not looking when driving
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: People not looking when driving

Glad your dad is ok of course but you can't assume anything on a bike, I try not to ever get caught alongside a car during a roundabout, they do the most random things and you have very little room to do anything about it if you're alongside.
by Barry
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Lego
Replies: 269
Views: 12038

Re: Lego

Indeed, they take it quite seriously if parts are missing by all accounts. It's called "customer service" or something. I can't recall having a part genuinely missing, like Jobbo said, it's usually a mis-build earlier on.
by Barry
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another mass shooting in America
Replies: 81
Views: 1657

Re: Another mass shooting in America

Beany wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:48 pm
America: Land of the Brave.

Motorcyle backfires*


No, really.

And yup, injuries from the stampede, although minor.
That is amazing, for so many reasons :lol:
by Barry
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: CTIIRWOIWAHO
Replies: 89
Views: 1294

Re: CTIIRWOIWAHO

I flirt between sensible and not so sensible these days:

Skoda Superb V6 AWD DSG estate/1.8tsi

S2000/BoxsterS 3.2/Z4

Or just get a silly barge (Jag XF) and write the costs off.


Or just buy another bike and wait for the Civic to drop dead and go EV.
by Barry
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another mass shooting in America
Replies: 81
Views: 1657

Re: Another mass shooting in America

Just seen this little snippet on bbc news: “More than a dozen US states have passed laws to remove firearms from mentally unstable gun owners. But some sheriffs claim the laws violate the Constitution and refuse to enforce them.” Some people are asking to be shot :roll: Sounds like the Sheriff's ar...
by Barry
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another mass shooting in America
Replies: 81
Views: 1657

Re: Another mass shooting in America

I don't give a fuck. They won't do anything to stop it happening so why waste my time feeling sorry for them? ^^Unfortunately this, as I was discussing at breakfast. Texas too, one of the easiest places to get a gun. All of the above. Where were all the gun owning winners during any of these shooti...
by Barry
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Fresh Insanity - £72k for a Megane
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Fresh Insanity - £72k for a Megane

I'm sure it's a weapon but if I had £72k burning a hole it wouldn't be going on a fwd hatch, no matter how good it is.
by Barry
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Decent Recent TV
Replies: 922
Views: 28604

Re: Decent Recent TV

I chuckled at the ending as it was true to character and a nice slap in the face to viewers who expected a happy ending. It was never going to end well, everyone said so throughout both seasons.. to expect otherwise makes you the one with the physiological problem, which I think was part of the plan...
by Barry
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Motorbikerist Thread
Replies: 1742
Views: 42908

Re: The Motorbikerist Thread

He doesn't explain why helmets have increased levels but I will say that I lift the visor on mine as often as I can, mine has a chin curtain and I don't like how stuffy it gets. I don't like the turbulence without it either.. I should have more plants indoors though, I'm just too lazy to keep on top...
by Barry
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Cars
Topic: Baggy Boxsters
Replies: 14
Views: 357

Re: Baggy Boxsters

I drove Phils Boxster at the EVO triangle, was quite impressed with the over all package but at the time was a little put off by the fact it didn't seem any quicker than my DC2. I get it now, having driven a few more Porsche #fanboy As part of my weekly AutoTrader sweep I contemplate Boxsters, then ...
by Barry
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Motorbikerist Thread
Replies: 1742
Views: 42908

Re: The Motorbikerist Thread

My daily Shoei GT Air is due replacement, not sure if I want the new model or not, but I did find the same size difference when I tried one.

Drop down visor essential for me, takes the edge of early morning and evening low sun, useful in general sunny weather.
by Barry
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 367
Views: 4273

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

so you’d be ok with your house value being revised to less than the mortgage you have on it? Of course not but that wouldn't be viable from the banks pov anyway, I'm just saying some sensible adjustment wouldn't be the worst thing. It won't happen unless the entire country crashes, I'm just making ...
by Barry
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 367
Views: 4273

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

Bringing house values more in line with salaries would actually help me move up the ladder too, as the bigger houses would lose more based on % values of course. And that frees up cheaper houses for the new wave of buyers. Everyone wins really, if you can get over the "loss" in equity we think we h...
by Barry
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bye Bye Boris!
Replies: 367
Views: 4273

Re: Bye Bye Boris!

Bought my first house in 2000, £53k on a salary of £21k. Sold same house in 2008 for £113k, salary was not much better. The equity and joint income were what allowed me to move up the chain. Contrast that now with his kids in my team earning similar to that first figure and looking to buy houses £20...
by Barry
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Gaming + Tech
Topic: Lego
Replies: 269
Views: 12038

Re: Lego

I've ordered the Harley anyway, it'll be a nice addition to the bike collection.

Ordered the car transporter too, as that'll go nicely with the Mack and racing truck #childishexcuses
by Barry
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heatwave scores
Replies: 91
Views: 1210

Re: Heatwave scores

29C on my dash while I sat waiting for the lights. In full leathers, helmet, boots gloves. Not much fun.