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Motorcycle Photos

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges and Assignments' started by pszilard, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Sanemancured

    Sanemancured Premium Member

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    That's very interesting. I like the careful attention to detail getting the fins horizontal.
    Is the Miller Light behind glass because it's rare or an offence to beer worldwide :)
     
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    Did a full service on the 650 Xcountry. Checked the valve clearances, didn't need doing, new plugs, brake fluid changed ... the full monty ;)

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    Thursdays, if nothing else intrudes, I meet my lads 'in town' for a beer or two :)

    Eldest popped in on his unit for a quick shandy ... and took the youngest home ...

    The` 'outfit' 1000cc Yamaha Thunderace mit Merlin chair ...

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    Eldest on the left ... youngest on the right with hand in pocket ...

    Youngest 'in situ' :eek:
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    Now I can't condone this type of riding behaviour ... but you just have to smile :)

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    The smoke is from the rear tyre, not the exhaust :eek:

    Edit .... another photo of the outfit on a Dragon Rally weekend we all did a few years ago ;)

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    That looks like a lot of fun. I’ve never ridden an outfit. Bucket list stuff now.
     
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    Yesterday we had real sunshine with a hint of warmth in Cumbria.

    My wife took her bike to work, first time on it this year. I met her outside the school gates and we popped around the corner to Devil's Bridge for a cuppa before having an extended ride home. Devil's Bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale is a Mecca for motorcyclists and it was packed. I had my camera but wasn't inspired. All modern stuff and a lot of poseurs.

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    Checking if the sidecar wheel was still on the ground (it wasn't)

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    It is .... I had a brief affair with an MZ250 Supa5 fitted with a single seat sidecar. It was loads of fun but going to end in tears ... every time I came to a halt I put my foot down and got my ankle smacked with the sidecar fittings :eek:

    It had to go ... but for winter camping it was super :)

    My lad can get the sidecar wheel airborn on a whim :cool:

    Chairs corner superbly if set up correctly ... but you never ever want to run out of power before you run out of road o_O

    As an afterthought, to your next post ... I quite simply keep away from Devils Bridge, Kirby Lonsdale, Squires at Sherburn in Elmet and all the other Biker Meet places .... :(
     
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    Chairs are for sitting on. You should try a side car. They do much better with motorcycles.

    chair
    CHer/
    noun
    noun: chair; plural noun: chairs
    1. 1.
      a separate seat for one person, typically with a back and four legs.
      • short for chairlift.
      • short for electric chair.
        noun: the chair
    2. 2.
      the person in charge of a meeting or organization (used as a neutral alternative to chairman or chairwoman).
      "a three-year term as the board’s deputy chair"
      • an official position of authority, for example on a board of directors.
        "the editorial chair"
      • Tennis
        another term for umpire.
        noun: chair umpire; plural noun: chair umpires
    3. 3.
      a professorship.
      "he held a chair in physics"
    4. 4.
      a particular seat in an orchestra.
      "she was fourth-chair trumpet"
    5. 5.
      British
      a metal socket holding a railroad rail in place.
    verb
    verb: chair; 3rd person present: chairs; past tense: chaired; past participle: chaired; gerund or present participle: chairing
    1. 1.
      act as chairperson of or preside over (an organization, meeting, or public event).
      synonyms: preside over, take the chair of; More
      lead, direct, run, manage, control, be in charge of
      "she chairs the economic committee"
    2. 2.
      British
      carry (someone) aloft in a chair or in a sitting position to celebrate a victory.
     
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    From the archives ... Sue, Norway 2013
    BMW 650 Xcountry
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    My F800GS
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    GPS screen ... climbing up out of Lysebotn o_O

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    The straight line, and double back, was where the road was hewn out of the solid rock of the mountain, an unlit long narrow cave :eek:
     
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    Ah yes ... but here in England a sidecar is universally known as a chair ;)

    And to quote from above ...

    "a separate seat for one person, typically with a back and four legs."

    Typically with ... so not necessarily so 'a back and four legs', otherwise a sidecar fits the requirement of being a separate seat for one person ;)
     
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    You have to stop butchering our language. :)
     
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    I’ve heard the language referred to as American more than once.

    One of the strangest phrases I hear is ‘body english’ instead Of ‘body language’.

    I had a good day today. I had a run with a guy that I’m mentoring for his Masters assessment. A sort of higher level advanced standard. Lovely windy roads in the sunshine and he is good having taken aboard and practiced all my suggestions. Very rewarding stuff. I had a sit on his Africa Twin and was quite taken.
     
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    Don't go to the dark side stay with the beemer!!!
     
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    Arizona and Yorkshire :):)

    Have you read Bill Bryson's Please login or register to view links ... if you think 'we' have problems then you should come over here ;)
     
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    I’ve been there many times. The Beemer suits me very well though.
     
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    Me too I still kick my self for getting shot of my Suzuki 750 water buffalo after a ride on a Laverda Jota which was a cracking bike but had no soul unlike the Buffalo the Jota was followed by a 1979 Honda CX500 which I still have Ah the joys of big 2 strokes I also had the 750 Kower triple which was a experience to say the least!
     
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    For a few years my lady and I led over two dozen motorcycle tours of Northern Arizona. Many of the riders were seeing these areas for the first time or for the first time on two wheels. I hate to say but the trips became somewhat mundane for us. During one of our personal trips to scout out road conditions and verify hotel accommodations in areas we had traveled numerous times, on the way out of town we heard Toby Keith’s song “Red Solo Cup”. That gave me an idea so we stopped at a store and purchased some red solo cups and the Red Solo Cup Tour was born. In each of the photos we posted to social media, in some part of the photo sometimes obvious and sometimes not, was a red Solo cup. We then challenged the viewer to find the red solo cup in each image. However, about a forth of the shots did not have a red solo cup yet people reported finding one. This was one of the shots taken in harsh sunlight among the red rocks of Sedona Arizona on the day we were headed back home. This is a straight out of camera JPEG, with the exception of my watermark, and yes the soil is really that color.
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