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I only got in at ten to midnight myself, as Kate kindly invited me in for a restorative hot chocolate. Journey home via the Blackwall Tunnel was a bit parky, but much faster than the inbound leg. Passenger very relaxed

Soon be time to think about riding somewhere properly!
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Well done Pepy Paul and Waspman, it was cold enough to freeze the bollocks off a brass monkey over night Clap emoticon
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Well done Pepy Paul and Waspman, it was cold enough to freeze the bollocks off a brass monkey over night Clap emoticon
Cheers Great to see everybody.
It must have been pretty parky overnight as there was a white hard frost here this morning. Shame Piaggio dropped the outside temp sensor from the 300 after the 250 had it. Need to trace down my whirry sound in the CVT now which has taken the edge off the bling bling shinyness of refitting the powdercoating cover. Add to the jobs list then...
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Sorry to have missed what looked like such a fun night
Kudus to the midland boys who rode down and back!
Oh well.
Back at work for me.
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Ahem.....Midlands? I'm an East Anglian I'll have you know
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Oxford have just brought out a tracker unit - it costs £200 to buy and about £60 a year for the subscription. More expensive than the cell phone option but it's a sealed unit with a ten year battery life and can be concealed anywhere on the scooter - it's about the size of an electric toothbrush.
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Or under the floorpan
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Was great to dine and chat with everyone last night and, more importantly, meet more Skoks. Spent the day before arriving at dinner at Blechley Park, which was perfect preparation for the evening. Ardy, Candi and I were actually able to decipher what Bill Dog was saying!

Now we need to schedule a group thingie on Paros.
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Great evening meeting some old faces and some new ones as well. Really good company the only problem was I couldn't speak to everyone! Al it was a pleasure to meet you and Ardy and Candy-You are a very lucky man. I posted the picture I took on the original thread if anyone wants to have a peep.
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Re: Tracker
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Oxford have just brought out a tracker unit - it costs £200 to buy and about £60 a year for the subscription. More expensive than the cell phone option but it's a sealed unit with a ten year battery life and can be concealed anywhere on the scooter - it's about the size of an electric toothbrush.
There's this cheeky chappie too *plugs own review*: http://www.webbikeworld.com/gps/spot-trace-review/
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Re: Tracker
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Oxford have just brought out a tracker unit - it costs £200 to buy and about £60 a year for the subscription. More expensive than the cell phone option but it's a sealed unit with a ten year battery life and can be concealed anywhere on the scooter - it's about the size of an electric toothbrush.
Charles did a load of detailed sleuthing on this over the last year, posting on this thread GPS/SMS Based Tracking of Your Scooter (UK bias)
Terrible irony that Charles had an attempted theft on his GTS on Saturday but then I guess that was the point. Charles also posted a couple of other threads on security, if you search by members, then his posts.
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My little Gobby cat is under the weather he's been poorly since Saturday evening. I suspect he's eaten something disagreeable - he got a very late tea on Saturday night and probably went out to find something on his own. Off to the vet with him. The other two are getting their annual jabs later this week so it's going to be a rather expensive few days
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I'm sure you're right and he's just scoffed something daft. Poor little bloke
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Poor Gobboo
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Took your advice. Did the Transportation Museum, got my Chinese fix in Chinatown and finished up at the London Eye.

Tomorrow will walk over to Fuller's for a tour, late lunch at the pub there and off for home on a 10:15 PM.

Great seeing all of you.
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I hope you liked the Transport museum it's one of my nerdy favourites.

Little Gobboo is back to his normal cheeky self - he was out on patrol this morning, dove straight into his breakfast dish, and is now sitting on my lap purring. He's also taking advantage of his 'in recovery' status to insist that he needs more of his (really expensive organic) wet food to build up his strength.
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Yes, we both enjoyed the museum. Lots of amazing stuff.

Glad Gobboo is better! Hugs and scratcnhes behind the ear from us.

Oh, and I corrected Foster's to Fullers as today's fun. Ms Candi popped the cork on a second bottle of bubbly with dinner and my typing skills suffered proportionately.
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If you go to Fullers, the pub nearest the brewery is unusual in that it has two names (depending on which room you're in).

It's also unusual in being one of the few pubs that regularly serves Chiswick Ale (an excellent low-alcohol lunchtime pint).

The food is better in the other pub, the one right on the roundabout. And a walk around Hogarth's House will clear the head afterwards.

You've got a lovely day for it.
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In other news: I cleaned my scooter at the weekend!!!! For the first time in .

Who'd have guessed that it's been white underneath the grime for all this time!
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I washed mine on Saturday, then rode in the rain on Sunday, so that was a bit pointless

At least it was nice and clean when I gave WM a backie to Hackie.
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White hides the dirt well, which is a bit counterintuitive.
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Just catching up on about 6 pages. Genie sorry about your scoot and Gobby but glad all is well now. AL your arriving home just in time for the Greece bailout. Hope everyone else is well and doing good. So the other day i had a appt in Honolulu and look what i saw in the parking garage? Of course i've seen the plates in England but man i never realized how big your plates really are until this guy put our Hawaii one over it. Nice Ducati. Not a Duc. Bwaahh. Most places i think doing what he did is illegal but define illegal here. Laughing emoticon Gotta love Hawaii.
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That's a Triumph Thruxton, a really good looking Bike, check out the Ace Cafe Triumph as well. Gass silver machine gts 250
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GASS i swore i saw a Ducati sticker on it somewhere. It's a very nice bike and pristine also. Looked brand new. Thanks for the reply 8)
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I thought it was a Ducati Monster
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Loks like an elegant Triumph arse. compare and contrast on Ducati and Triumph sites. I'd like to kow too. Gass
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A friend of mine has an orange/red one with a very similar stripe to that.
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Definitely a Thruxton.

A Ducati Monster has a single (left) sided swing arm, depending on age, and the chain drive on the left.

Thruxton chain is on the right.
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Yep, looks like a Thruxton to me.
My next bike will almost certainly be a triumph. Thruxton or America I think.
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Arrived home at 08:05 AM to a downpour

Guy in a big wooden boat was saying, "OK, now, let's be orderly. Get on board two by two.
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On the way to work this morning I saw a young chap had just put his brand new Ducati Diavel into the back of a minicab.
It was a mess. So was the minicab.
He was crying by the side of the road. Looked uninjured.
And looking at his gear (all sparkling new) I think he may have recently passed his test.
Ouch
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