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I addressed them to Mr BillDog btw
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Watson has has a new engine casing today
His other one was pitted, bubbled and corroded
Done under warranty
Nice

PS thank you Lozza the God x
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Re: visit
Bill Dog wrote:
Petula Clark has been serviced and all ( apart from Brown Beret's and Kitty's) but the post hasn't arrived yet ) the decals have been applied.
I've waterproofed the Richa and bought a neoprene neck warmer to keep the rain out.
Meeting up with Noel and Martin for food later then were away at 4.am into the worst of the weather.
It should turn to heavy showers by late morning - fingers crossed..

Arg.

Bill x
Forecasts can be wrong Bill, i hope it stays dry for you all. 1000 miles in the dry sounds bad enough..

Best o the best 8)
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I addressed them to Mr BillDog btw
The last package I sent him was addressed to Guillaume le Chien.
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Re: visit
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Meeting up with Noel and Martin for food later then were away at 4.am into the worst of the weather.
May the Force be with You (The Force is strong in that one)
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It's the bloody wind you'll need to worry about, not the rain! Have fun tomorrow ride safe...
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fankz Mystur
I'll try and keep myself in the all together.

Interesting moment pulling out of the hotel after enjoying a delightful evening with Martin and Noel.

I gave Petula a hand full of revs and whoa ! spun the rear wheel as it was lent over.
That was a wide awake moment.

Bill x
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What speed is God Speed ?
I bet it takes a lot of Revs.
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Re: Cloud
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What speed is God Speed ?

Birreh !
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Re: Cloud
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Bill Dog wrote:
What speed is God Speed ?
I bet it takes a lot of Revs.
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Re: fankz Mystur
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I gave Petula a hand full of revs and whoa ! spun the rear wheel as it was lent over.
That was a a wide awake moment.

Bill x
Is this an unintentional example of Godspeed?

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Have fun and be safe out there.
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Aww you guys are just cute....

God·speed (gŏd′spēd′)
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Success or good fortune.
[From Middle English God spede (you), may God prosper (you) : God, god; see god + spede, third person sing. present subjunctive of speden, to prosper (from Old English spēdan, from spēd, success; see speed).]

an expression of one's good wishes for a person's success and safety
[C15: from God spede may God prosper (you)]

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Ride safe Bill and stay warm and dry!

On to other news: because this thread does have baby in it, here is the new arrival born April 16:
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dammit there is a baby in the thread - an innocent new life - and i'm going to filth it all up by posting a picture of my latest purchase ....
wondering if they also do 'um' ...
wondering if they also do 'um' ...
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ebay they are available on ebay.com but the nicest - i daresay the classiest - ones seem to be on ebay.co.uk. just search for 'ock mug'
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dammit there is a baby in the thread - an innocent new life - and i'm going to filth it all up by posting a picture of my latest purchase ....
Don't worry genie, she can't read yet...
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Whew emoticon that's a relief. she's lovely congratulations!
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I gave Petula a hand full of revs and whoa ! spun the rear wheel as it was lent over.
Did that on the BMW whilst marking a junction on a roundabout, not realising that the rear wheel was on gravel. It was a real pucker moment. I also did it on mud on the TMAX and ended up on my side. Charles was behind me and can testify.

Will tell you about Kawasaki in the morning. Just got back from High Wycombe. Didn't realise it was quite so far away, took about 50 minutes to get back on the A40/A406
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Genie, I love the mug. I'm definitely getting the UNT one.
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On to other news: because this thread does have baby in it, here is the new arrival born April 16:
Congratulations! Your kids are adorable!

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Way to go Midnight! Beautiful kids!
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loop
OK here we go.

Take care all.

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OK here we go.

Take care all.

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Thanks wikihow
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Where?
Had a text from Birreh about 45 minutes ago, they were in Blythe, en route to junction 38 running on schedule.
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Good to hear, please keep us up to date!
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Congrats Midnight - looks like a proud big sister is in the house

Looking forward to the goss from Greenland, Doug!
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ebay they are available on ebay.com but the nicest - i daresay the classiest - ones seem to be on ebay.co.uk. just search for 'ock mug'
I'm waiting for photo of the trio line up of the ock, um, and unt mugs Wha? emoticon

Weather OK in the East Mids for the boys home leg - patchy cloud, the odd shower, but also sunny, mild temps and mostly dry tarmac
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Congrats Midnight - looks like a proud big sister is in the house

Looking forward to the goss from Greenland, Doug!
Goss will need to be done in person as I had to sign a confidentiality agreement...
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i hope everything works out okay Doug

i spent a happy few hours in Romford, visiting with Kitty, viewing 'Plan B house', and going to an enormous chinese supermarket.

Plan B house was very sweet, but to be honest I didn't like it as much as Plan A house, even though it has a lovely big garden. so I'm going to stick with Plan A and we'll do everything we can to get that sale through - well, as long as the building is ok structurally. fingers crossed.

after the viewing, Kitty took me to a monster Chinese supermarket where we spent a happy half hour browsing the aisles and amusing ourselves in an adolescent manner by taking photos of the oddly-named foodstuffs. I came home with a shopping bag full of exotica

on the way back I beat the rain by about 5 minutes - I'd just parked and locked the scooter when the heavens opened. all in all a successful day.
from the very rare furry chicken
from the very rare furry chicken
what happens if you eat too many chicken paws
what happens if you eat too many chicken paws
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route
here is a map of today's ironbutt route. Billy has been sending me texts from the oddest places - the last one I got, a couple of hours ago, was from Appleby Magna (somewhere in Leicestershire).
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update
they are in cardiff
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Watson has has a new engine casing today
His other one was pitted, bubbled and corroded
Done under warranty
Nice
Good call getting that done hun. Piaggio have done sod all about the paint finish on the CVT cover for years. Keep an eye on your wheel rims too in case they start to go and get 'em sorted on warranty too if you can. Piaggio don't seem very responsive to stuff like that despite all the other innovations they do well. Same with the 'new' GTS - power outlet/usb, LED lights etc, which owners have been adding for years. Keep up Piaggio! Facepalm emoticon
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