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Postby FazerFlipper » Mon 07 Nov 2011, 7:35 pm

TurboSlug, so on the money...
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Think the Flipper bit came from well, don't know, suppose the Dolphin???

Favourite Colour Tweed, as per my first message :wink:
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow? What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
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Postby TurboSlug » Mon 07 Nov 2011, 8:09 pm

I was half right then, figured there may have also been an over exuberant back wheel episode?

Nice wheels, bit of a Yam fan then?
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Postby FazerFlipper » Mon 07 Nov 2011, 8:14 pm

I guess it is a case of "go with what you know", very capable and comfy bikes, don't have the handling or outright power of a sportsbike, but ideal mile muncher. Embarrassingly there was a massive period where my wife rode more miles than I did.

What do/have you ride(n)?

Our first bike was one of these...
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There was also one of these in the mix...

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:lol:

The concept of flipping it is interesting (and would make a better reason than any other I could make up!). Thanks for that one!
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Postby TheNewSaint » Mon 07 Nov 2011, 8:23 pm

TurboSlug wrote:What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?


That would depend on the relative positions of the two parties involved...
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Postby TurboSlug » Mon 07 Nov 2011, 8:59 pm

Nowt wrong with that.

As for me, currently on a 2005 R6 (2nd one, but that's another story) but had a slight change of career path recently so get to ride a selection of different types of bike through work. :D
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Postby TurboSlug » Mon 07 Nov 2011, 9:07 pm

TheNewSaint wrote:
TurboSlug wrote:What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?


That would depend on the relative positions of the two parties involved...


Don't try and complicate the issue to avoid the question Saint.
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Postby JustATrick » Tue 08 Nov 2011, 12:17 am

FazerFlipper wrote:The concept of flipping it is interesting


I was sure there'd be a story about throwing a big Yam at the scenery.

Welcome to the old folks home. I'll hopefully catch you on BF3.[/url]
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Postby Dazed_One » Tue 08 Nov 2011, 12:51 pm

Greetings FazerFlipper and welcome to OAP!

Always nice to see another Partridge fan (Smell my cheese you mother!) and Amstrad owner. I struggle to remember almost any games from when I played it (I was only a wee nipper) but think I remember spending far too long on Batman and was probably a sign of things to come. My parents should have stopped me playing computer games there and then. I'm beyond hope now! :) What was your favourite Amstrad game, if indeed you can recall any!!

Don't listen to anyone who says men in their thirties that wear slippers aren't cool... It's the height of cool, we're just ahead of our time. Which brings me to my next very serious bit of prodding... slippers with socks or without?

Hope to see you on the Battlefield, I'm on most nights so feel free to chuck me an invite.

From an equally espresso-powered, sleep-deprived dazed one!
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Postby FazerFlipper » Tue 08 Nov 2011, 1:07 pm

Thanks DazedOne, the slipper question is important, it has to be socks on. Despite the best technological advances, I can't keep feet warm (and free of sweat) without the wicking effect of socks :(
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Postby ZXstampie » Tue 08 Nov 2011, 7:10 pm

Oooooohhhhh - An excuse to show off bikes!!!
Nice wheels Fazer :D

Here is my baby, hence the "ZX"stampie!
She is 12 next year!

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Postby FazerFlipper » Tue 08 Nov 2011, 7:16 pm

ZX that's nice! Classic Kawak Green and a proper engine size, not the 636 rubbish :wink: I do like the tyre pen detailing. Just think I would lose my license too quickly on something like that (yes, you can ride it how you like, but my right hand would overtake my brain). At least with the Fazers the bouncy suspension keeps things fun at a lower speed (for me anyway)
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Postby ZXstampie » Tue 08 Nov 2011, 7:50 pm

I will admit to riding it a bit like a FS1e :oops:


Except when in France, then the fun begins :twisted:

Like the ER6, my nephew has the new style ER6f... Man for a little bike those things can fly! He keeps up with me right up until I start to reach the higher end of the needle :lol:
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Postby JustATrick » Tue 08 Nov 2011, 10:35 pm

ZXstampie wrote:Here is my baby


That looks lovely. I got one just like that. But grey. And 636. And filthy.

FazerFlipper wrote:Classic Kawak Green and a proper engine size, not the 636 rubbish


I find I can go off these proby types very quickly. Anti-vouch! :-D

Oh, and Stampie, let me know if you ever fancy a run up the A34. If you bring your sponge I'll let you clean my bike :-)
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Postby FazerFlipper » Tue 08 Nov 2011, 10:38 pm

Just a quick note to thank those who were on BF3 tonight, especially Dazed and Mnky, sorry I am so slow, tried to do lots of spotting (and probably some unconventional choice of class, ass I don't know what to do with anyone other than Assault). I WILL GET BETTER :roll:

What I do like is the number of people that have been willing to friend me, I started last week with two people on my friends list, as had been the way since I got my PS3. I'm now up to double figures and it makes jumping into games a much more relaxed affair, given that I won't necessarily be jumping in with folks who take it mega seriously when I spawn onto a crashing heli!
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Postby FazerFlipper » Tue 08 Nov 2011, 11:00 pm

Just a trick. At the time that the 636 came out I remember the controversy, arguably killing the cross over between track and road homologation. Having said that supposed to be a cracking road bike due to the increased torque.

Can't please all the people all of the time :wink: isn't that the benefit of being an OAP, these differences matter less?
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