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jeffyjeff
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PostPosted: 18:18 - 12 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

tatters wrote:
...Manitoba is a muddy swamp...

Uh-oh. When I read that, one thing comes to mind.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52068747726_6f3c69fef4_m.jpg
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PostPosted: 09:44 - 13 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeffyjeff wrote:
Why not Quebec? Language barrier? Attitude?
Montreal is a cool town. Best hockey in Canada and a damn good football team. Dude, if you can speak hockey, you'll be accepted anywhere in Canada. Wink


I don't speak French, so don't want to live in the francophone provinces. My girlfriend is bilingual and when we were last there in her home town I was struggling in stores, etc where most people didn't speak any English and it was OK the times when she was there with me to translate but on my own I relied on hand gestures and showing my phone with Google translate on the screen to people.

The thing I found really weird about Montreal is that supermarkets like Walmart close around 7pm - 10pm depending on the store location where as here in the UK they are universally open 24 hours. So annoying forgetting this and turning up to a closed store. Tabernak!

tatters wrote:
Alberta for sure though Sask is a close second, Manitoba is a muddy swamp and all other provinces are more far-left and overpopulated. Quebec for all its negatives is the most motorcycle friendly province and the women are smoking hot.

Would also have to be small town/rural 30-45 mins from a city and nowhere near a reserve.

Alberta has

Arrow No provincial sales tax

Arrow More work opportunity's

Arrow Less harsh winters

Arrow Cheaper booze

Arrow Cheaper and more choice of vehicles

Arrow Next to the Rockys (less flat prairies)


All really good points and I totally get what you mean about the good women of Quebec Wink

I've been to Canada a few times now but it's always been to Quebec or Ontario and ironically those are the provinces I don't want to stay in Laughing I found it kinda eerie how much the east of Quebec looks like Scotland in terms of landscape and flora ... it's almost as if they were once connected back in Pangea times Smile
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PostPosted: 10:05 - 13 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fat Angry Scotsman wrote:
...I was struggling in stores, etc where most people didn't speak any English


Oh they can speak English okay just not with you Wink Same thing happens in √Čire and Wales.
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jeffyjeff
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PostPosted: 06:42 - 14 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a pretty majestic bike posted for sale here in California. Majestic price to match, though, a little beyond my budget. A nice trophy for your collection if you are into that sort of thing.

Link here if you want to read up on the machine. The owner is rather proud of this motorcycle for someone who wants to be rid of it. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mcy/d/san-mateo-1955-vincent-black-knight/7477169300.html

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52072573215_3dee9ee541_b.jpg
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PostPosted: 07:20 - 14 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeffyjeff wrote:
Here is a pretty majestic bike posted for sale here in California. Majestic price to match, though, a little beyond my budget. A nice trophy for your collection if you are into that sort of thing.

Link here if you want to read up on the machine. The owner is rather proud of this motorcycle for someone who wants to be rid of it. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mcy/d/san-mateo-1955-vincent-black-knight/7477169300.html

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52072573215_3dee9ee541_b.jpg


They sure fetch strong money but they are quality kit.. Not sure I could deal with anyone who refers to their bike as 'she' though..
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PostPosted: 07:31 - 14 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fat Angry Scotsman wrote:
My gf (probably will be wife eventually) is Canadian from Quebec and my intention is to "retire" to Canada eventually ...


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PostPosted: 08:08 - 14 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

A100man wrote:
jeffyjeff wrote:
Here is a pretty majestic bike posted for sale here in California. Majestic price to match, though, a little beyond my budget. A nice trophy for your collection if you are into that sort of thing.

Link here if you want to read up on the machine. The owner is rather proud of this motorcycle for someone who wants to be rid of it. https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mcy/d/san-mateo-1955-vincent-black-knight/7477169300.html

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52072573215_3dee9ee541_b.jpg


They sure fetch strong money but they are quality kit.. Not sure I could deal with anyone who refers to their bike as 'she' though..


i agree - i kind of grant special dispensation on the "she" thing for old iron like this and/or bikes with six figure mileage...still fairly drippy mind you.
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PostPosted: 13:09 - 14 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gender assignment aside, I don't think I would ever spend my money on a machine so valuable that I might not even use for fear of de-valuing it or crashing it. My main ride cost me roughly 1/30th of that.
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PostPosted: 19:55 - 14 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Jay Leno money (and he would love this bike if he doesn't have one already.)
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PostPosted: 05:40 - 15 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

A100man wrote:
.. Not sure I could deal with anyone who refers to their bike as 'she' though..

I wonder if he calls his Vincent Gladys Knight, like in Gladys Knight and the pimps. Black bike, you know..taking me on that midnight train to Georgia.Cool
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PostPosted: 10:35 - 15 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeffyjeff wrote:

I wonder if he calls his Vincent Gladys Knight, like in Gladys Knight and the pimps. Black bike, you know..taking me on that midnight train to Georgia.Cool


.. and when she gets there, bitch better give me my money.
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PostPosted: 16:53 - 20 May 2022    Post subject: Reply with quote

Easy-X wrote:


Ride it home?

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