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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 11:08 pm 
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I've knocked on the door of that place to see if anything was left over from the Barton days, but no one was home. I don't think Erik ever visited the premises but he bought their fast but fragile motors and reworked them so they didn't blow up so often.

That said, people often don't believe me when I tell them that Buells have Welsh DNA lOl


I tell them that the first Buell was David Essex' "Silver Dream Racer". I think that's something that old farts of a certain age can relate to and is loosely true. Loved the action shots in the film set against a moving backdrop too lOl

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 7:43 am 
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just for you steve
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 12:12 pm 
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ursus americanus wrote:
Adam wrote:
I've knocked on the door of that place to see if anything was left over from the Barton days, but no one was home. I don't think Erik ever visited the premises but he bought their fast but fragile motors and reworked them so they didn't blow up so often.

That said, people often don't believe me when I tell them that Buells have Welsh DNA lOl


I tell them that the first Buell was David Essex' "Silver Dream Racer". I think that's something that old farts of a certain age can relate to and is loosely true. Loved the action shots in the film set against a moving backdrop too lOl

Steve


Trouble with that Steve, is that you have to admit to knowing who David Essex is/was :o :D

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 12:22 pm 
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Adam wrote:
ursus americanus wrote:
Adam wrote:
I've knocked on the door of that place to see if anything was left over from the Barton days, but no one was home. I don't think Erik ever visited the premises but he bought their fast but fragile motors and reworked them so they didn't blow up so often.

That said, people often don't believe me when I tell them that Buells have Welsh DNA lOl


I tell them that the first Buell was David Essex' "Silver Dream Racer". I think that's something that old farts of a certain age can relate to and is loosely true. Loved the action shots in the film set against a moving backdrop too lOl

Steve


Trouble with that Steve, is that you have to admit to knowing who David Essex is/was :o :D

Can you imagine how Roger Marshall must have felt actually riding it then?

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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 12:44 pm 
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Adam wrote:
ursus americanus wrote:
Adam wrote:
I've knocked on the door of that place to see if anything was left over from the Barton days, but no one was home. I don't think Erik ever visited the premises but he bought their fast but fragile motors and reworked them so they didn't blow up so often.

That said, people often don't believe me when I tell them that Buells have Welsh DNA lOl


I tell them that the first Buell was David Essex' "Silver Dream Racer". I think that's something that old farts of a certain age can relate to and is loosely true. Loved the action shots in the film set against a moving backdrop too lOl

Steve


Trouble with that Steve, is that you have to admit to knowing who David Essex is/was :o :D

Can you imagine how Roger Marshall must have felt actually riding it then?

Essex was the only one who didn't hate riding it, and he only took it to 15mph :rotfl:

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 3:25 pm 
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Lake vyrnwy .nice.


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 12:45 pm 
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just for you steve
https://youtu.be/z4JgXnzMj0U


Only just watched that, Barney. Thanks :yup:

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 5:18 pm 
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Lake vyrnwy .nice.


You must've ridden past my Gaff to get there, you should've called in for a brew 8-) My grandfather was a stonemason on that dam.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:40 pm 
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Last week overlooking Cockem :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:26 pm 
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Somewhere in Somerset.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:18 am 
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A week back, we returned from a 9 day trip.
We took the Euro tunnel across to Calais, and had a fairly short ride (3 hrs give or take) up to Leiden in holland to see my nephew and his family for the first night.
Then two nights in Assen at the Moto GP.
On the Monday and Tuesday we traveled through Germany into Austria.
Wednesday was a rest day, and then on the Thursday we had a 20min ride to the start of the for the GrossGlockner High Alpine road which i have wanted to do for ages.
The bike went like I hoped it would and turned into the Hairpin's on rails(helped by a throttle cable adjustment before we left).
My mates weren't so keen on the road and thought the hairpins were to tight.
I loved em and would definitely have another go.
They all prefer the high speed corners like the ones going into italy, which are very nice but i find them a bit samey after a day or two.

Then back through Germany to Wimereux on the cliffs in France for the last night .


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:55 pm 
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Lovely photo. :yup:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:19 pm 
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Not a bikephoto but I feel a need to post this one tonight of one of UKBegs charactures....................... RIP Richie mate :( :(


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:21 pm 
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kevmean wrote:
Not a bikephoto but I feel a need to post this one tonight of one of UKBegs charactures....................... RIP Richie mate :( :(


Thank you Kev. I have never seen that photo before. Can you send it to me as I would like to print it off and keep it. Cheers. Xxx

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:24 am 
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footstuck wrote:
A week back, we returned from a 9 day trip.
We took the Euro tunnel across to Calais, and had a fairly short ride (3 hrs give or take) up to Leiden in holland to see my nephew and his family for the first night.
Then two nights in Assen at the Moto GP.
On the Monday and Tuesday we traveled through Germany into Austria.
Wednesday was a rest day, and then on the Thursday we had a 20min ride to the start of the for the GrossGlockner High Alpine road which i have wanted to do for ages.
The bike went like I hoped it would and turned into the Hairpin's on rails(helped by a throttle cable adjustment before we left).
My mates weren't so keen on the road and thought the hairpins were to tight.
I loved em and would definitely have another go.
They all prefer the high speed corners like the ones going into italy, which are very nice but i find them a bit samey after a day or two.

Then back through Germany to Wimereux on the cliffs in France for the last night .

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Oh, the sheer number of people I would kill to have a house with a view like that. Sadly, the only one I could afford would be a shit-house. :sad1:

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