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Survival Skills

What is needed to stay alive on two wheels

  1. Long John Silver on - Riding further than the next latte.

    When I changed from riding an Intruder cruiser to the ST1300 sports tourer, I considered getting a radar detector, however, I figured that a detector might well encourage me to ride faster than the allowable limits and therefore opted an alternative measure of speed control and that was riding off the economy gauge, whereby if the speed rose and the economy dropped, then one was inspired to button off a bit. Ahh the joys of being a tight-arse!

    The other major factor that entered into ...
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  2. KSS Rocks!

    Another day, another dollar!.....ummm......yeah, nah.......I had the day off and spent nearly three grand!!

    There was a time I would have been ecstatic to be riding a $3K bike but we nearly spend that on decent riding gear these days and today I spent that much making improvements that probably won't do anything to the value of the bike.

    At the beginning of this year I was chatting with Andrew Templeton at a Capital Coast Conehead session and he mentioned how rapt he ...
  3. Fear & Anxiety

    fear /fɪə/ n
    1. a feeling of distress, apprehension, or alarm caused by impending danger, pain, etc
    vb
    1. to be afraid (to do something) or of (a person or thing); dread
    anxiety /æŋˈzaɪɪtɪ/ n ( pl -ties)
    1. a state of uneasiness or tension caused by apprehension of possible future misfortune, danger, etc; worry
    2. intense desire; eagerness
    3. a state of intense apprehension or worry often accompanied by physical ...
  4. Thanks Mr Avon!...and I bid thee farewell, Adieu …and I wave with a Big Finger!!

    FU Mr Avon!! You can take your Storm 2 Ultras and shove ‘em where the sun don’t shine. I’ve had nothing but great riding off the Avon Storms but my last three rears (all Storm 2 Ultras) have cost me a fortune and given me no end of grief. The attached refers for the first two, to which I received no comment or reply….and then there was this weekend!!

    The bike has been running great, I did have to get a Battlax 023 fitted to the front (I might note that this was because of Mr Avon’s ...
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