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Re: Buying a bike

Post by qcnr on Sun May 13, 2012 11:34 pm

Offer has been accepted, and picking it up on wednesday.
Helmet taken out of storage, tried, cleaned.
Getting some new clothes on tuesday.
Errrm slightly excited.
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Re: Buying a bike

Post by Bill (the boss) on Mon May 14, 2012 12:38 am

Woo Hoo, heres hoping for some reasonable weather for you. Get some heated grips though.

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Post by qcnr on Mon May 14, 2012 1:06 am

I shall look into that :-)
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Re: Buying a bike

Post by Alan H on Mon May 14, 2012 10:48 pm

qcnr wrote:Offer has been accepted, and picking it up on wednesday.
Getting some new clothes on tuesday.
Errrm slightly excited.

Is that because the old clothes have 'shrunk'? Wink Laughing

Hopefully the wee patch won't cause embarrasment!!!
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Re: Buying a bike

Post by qcnr on Mon May 14, 2012 11:17 pm

Laughing
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Post by qcnr on Thu May 17, 2012 3:44 am

Well, yesterday was a long day.
Started from home at 06:45 to catch a boat to Stavanger, then from there a bigger boat to Bergen. Got picked up by the owner who drove me home and saw the bike. Looked good sounded good, better than described, so I paid for it, filled out forms and got on it. Rode from his house and after a few100m found an open area to practice a bit, before getting on to the main roads. This is where I dropped it. hahahaha. No damage done, picked it up, shook of my nerves and started riding home.
It was a shit pissing rain blowing wind kind of day, not the sort of wether you would want to ride a bike in. Luckily there were 2 ferries I had to take, so I could adjust my clothing, dry out, eat, have a warm drink. Got to familiar roads and was starting to enjoy it, if a bit wet and cold. When I got to Stavanger I decided to go the non motorway route home. Mix with traffic, junctions, roundabouts. By this time things were smooth. Eventually got home put it in the garage, had a bath, something to eat, and bed. Fucking knackered, but with a big smile. Did want to go out again today, but it's still raining and my clothes aren't dry.
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The bike is lovely to ride and very comfortable, the mirrors are useless though.
Waterproof clothing isn't.
Coastal roads and bridges aren't fun when the wind is trying to blow you into the oncoming traffic.
Fascinating how much turbulence there is in long tunnels.
Long undersea tunnels(4Km+, 3off) stink, but are warm and dry.
It was nice to get home and put the bike in my garage, no matter how cold or wet I was.
I'm going to give it a wash now :-)
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Post by Alan H on Thu May 17, 2012 10:51 am

Bad luck on the droppage. Hope you didn't hurt one another.
Good to know you enjoyed the day 'even though'.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Thu May 17, 2012 12:38 pm

If you dont fall off, you dont learn the limits,simples.

There is better waterproof clothing out there, but you have to pay through the nose for it. Heated grips really do help though, trust me.

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Re: Buying a bike

Post by qcnr on Mon May 21, 2012 12:33 pm

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Havn't used it agan since I rode it from Bergen. That's because the weather was shit last week, and I have had the children since friday. Even though it seems summer has now arrived, I can't really let them fend for themselves whilst I'm out on a jolly. But the weather is supposed to be even better at the weekend, so that means kajak in the morning, bike in the afternoon, yeah :-)
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Re: Buying a bike

Post by pastyman on Mon May 21, 2012 2:20 pm

very nice bike and glad you enjoyed the ride home, i love the norwegian roads but have only experiance them in a bv206 military vehicle :-(
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Post by Alan H on Mon May 21, 2012 4:22 pm

Very nice. The Noggy roads are good. Only been on them in a bus though between stops on the cruise we did a couple of years ago on the fjords. Beautiful country, and now I know where all the dandelions come from - bloody millions over there!!
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Mon May 21, 2012 11:51 pm

I adore them, but I one hitched quite a few k's on them having missed my transport.

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Re: Buying a bike

Post by JSG on Mon May 28, 2012 1:45 pm

qcnr wrote:If your good I might buy you a pint. Laughing

That is a generous offer indeed ...
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