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chickenstrip
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PostPosted: 14:19 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Where have all the tourers gone? Reply with quote

BCF people, not bikes.
Lack of funds is my excuse. What's yours?
I have missed reading good tour reports here this year Sad
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PostPosted: 14:26 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mines fund and time. I should be able to do something around Scotland next year with Judith, hopefully on her own bike.

I haven't even been able to get out for short little pootles.
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PostPosted: 15:41 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funds and time. I purchased the Tracer GT to upgrade from my standard Tracer but just don't currently have the time to get out and explore Thumbs Down
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PostPosted: 16:01 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 16:13 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much restricted to day run outs !! Sad
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PostPosted: 18:25 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just been throwing all mine into where have you been on your bike today. Admittedly only weekend / 4 day trips and UK based but of the ones I have posted in here I've seen the sum total of naff all replies.

I only do it for the likes brah.
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PostPosted: 18:36 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

arry wrote:
I've just been throwing all mine into where have you been on your bike today. Admittedly only weekend / 4 day trips and UK based but of the ones I have posted in here I've seen the sum total of naff all replies.


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I only do it for the likes brah.


I think I got more likes for my separate touring posts.
Not that I care. No, honestly. I really don't. I really, really, really don't.

Please like me! Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: 20:06 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

kids, time, money... life gets in the way.


that said, I managed to get away for a shorty to Germany this year. was just enough of a fix coupled with other family trips over the alps in the car.

hopefully do similar next year. maybe take in a moto gp, or world ducati week... or maybe just ride around aimlessly
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PostPosted: 20:08 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to do a writeup of my trip in August but that was cut short due to my bike getting nicked.

I am definitely not keen on doing any more trips on my own bike but will be looking at doing something further afield on a hire bike next year/year after. I like the look of doing the lower Himalayas on Enfield's.
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PostPosted: 20:17 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

waffles wrote:
I was going to do a writeup of my trip in August but that was cut short due to my bike getting nicked.


quick way to put a dampener on a trip that
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PostPosted: 20:37 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

waffles wrote:
I was going to do a writeup of my trip in August but that was cut short due to my bike getting nicked.


That was a great shame. Is the bike all sorted now?

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I like the look of doing the lower Himalayas on Enfield's.


Me too! But I'd like to spend longer there and do some trekking as well. Pipe dreams, alas.
If you do this, I will be trs jealous!
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PostPosted: 20:41 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

waffles wrote:
I like the look of doing the lower Himalayas on Enfield's.


I'm doing Sierra Nevada provinces on an Enflield (not mine) in March. I shall try to write that one up.
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PostPosted: 20:41 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

chickenstrip wrote:

I think I got more likes for my separate touring posts.
Not that I care. No, honestly. I really don't. I really, really, really don't.

Please like me! Crying or Very sad
Laughing


Yeah but you go off to Uzbekistan for the weekend - Skegness doesn't tend to have the same appeal Laughing
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PostPosted: 20:44 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

arry wrote:
chickenstrip wrote:

I think I got more likes for my separate touring posts.
Not that I care. No, honestly. I really don't. I really, really, really don't.

Please like me! Crying or Very sad
Laughing


Yeah but you go off to Uzbekistan for the weekend - Skegness doesn't tend to have the same appeal Laughing


I think you might be exaggerating ever so slightly there Laughing
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PostPosted: 20:45 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, no, Skeggy really is that shit.
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PostPosted: 20:48 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is Uzbekistan I'm told.
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PostPosted: 20:53 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

chickenstrip wrote:
waffles wrote:
I was going to do a writeup of my trip in August but that was cut short due to my bike getting nicked.


That was a great shame. Is the bike all sorted now?

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I like the look of doing the lower Himalayas on Enfield's.


Me too! But I'd like to spend longer there and do some trekking as well. Pipe dreams, alas.
If you do this, I will be trs jealous!


All the parts have arrived except for a new top yoke protector. This weekend its getting sorted, finally as it feel like forever since I rode it home and chained it up.

Trekking in the mountains would be awesome! Actually a visit to Everest base camp is something I desperately want to do too.
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PostPosted: 21:00 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

waffles wrote:


All the parts have arrived except for a new top yoke protector. This weekend its getting sorted, finally as it feel like forever since I rode it home and chained it up.


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Trekking in the mountains would be awesome! Actually a visit to Everest base camp is something I desperately want to do too.


Tbh, that's the last place I'd want to go. Far too commercialised. I'd prefer K2 base camp, although it wouldn't surprise me if that's going the same way. Much longer trek though. Lots of places I'd prefer to head for rather than Everest. For trekking, I kind of fancy Bhutan. I don't see it ever happening though.
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PostPosted: 23:22 - 18 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mrs.Fizzer started a new job in January and is unable to take more than two weeks off in one go,so our rides abroad would be limited.

We also became grandparents on Boxing Day,so we have been busy in so many ways with the little one who was born five weeks prematurely.

Then we have had two deaths in the family;one from natural causes,the other of suicide,so my Mum has needed family around her.

We have been abroad by bike this year,but only to stay with friends just over the border from Eindhoven in Belgium.Had to take the Exup1000 as the FJ1200 is in bits having the rear sub-frame strengthened before being plastic coated,together with several other bits that need coating.That and I am modifying the wiring loom.

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I bought some cheapo soft throw over panniers for 30 specifically for this ride of only 630 miles and apart from losing one of the rain covers they have survived for now.

Next year we are heading for Tuscanny as Mrs.Fizzer liked Italy much more than France when we were on the Continent in 2016.Last year we rode anti-clockwise around France,but just at the moment I have not written about that yet.
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PostPosted: 00:21 - 19 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best I can offer is a three day trip away in Wales via West London.
I plan to do the whole length of the A40 later this month, I hope,possibly, maybe, I think.

Im not sure if I should use the Honley RX3 or the Hyosung gt250.

If the mini trip goes ahead, Ill make a point of posting a few pics and a little write up.

I have the bike, kit, money , all I need to do now is put the effort in to actually do it.
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PostPosted: 01:05 - 19 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been mentioned elsewhere that BCFers tend to post their touring exploits on Facebook. There have been a few.

I blame Photobucket. Since they started charging it's too much of a faff for many to post pics and write-ups of tours here.

Shame tho innit.
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PostPosted: 06:35 - 19 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tracey Suntan-King wrote:
I blame Photobucket. Since they started charging it's too much of a faff for many to post pics and write-ups of tours here.


Use Imgur - yeah it could do the same as photobucket, but it works for now and it's free.
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PostPosted: 08:13 - 19 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tracey Suntan-King wrote:


I blame Photobucket. Since they started charging it's too much of a faff for many to post pics and write-ups of tours here.

Shame tho innit.


Other sites are available. Tbh photofuckit was becoming a ball ache way before they decided to kill themselves off entirely.
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PostPosted: 10:20 - 19 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tracey Suntan-King wrote:
It's been mentioned elsewhere that BCFers tend to post their touring exploits on Facebook. There have been a few.

I blame Photobucket. Since they started charging it's too much of a faff for many to post pics and write-ups of tours here.

Shame tho innit.


I dont do Facecrap, so theres one avenue for me not to post on.

I agree about Photobucket mucking up. I had just got the hang of how to use it and post on here. Then they wiped all my pictures Mad and informed me that its time for me to pay Crying or Very sad .
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PostPosted: 11:20 - 19 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tracey Suntan-King wrote:
It's been mentioned elsewhere that BCFers tend to post their touring exploits on Facebook. There have been a few.

I blame Photobucket. Since they started charging it's too much of a faff for many to post pics and write-ups of tours here.

Shame tho innit.


I like this forum, and am another one who doesn't do Facebook. Old-fashioned, dinosaur, stick-in-the-mud - call me whatever, but I'm happy here. No wonder the forum is dying though.

Oh well, RIP BCF.

And arry is right - The shenanigans at Photobucket shouldn't be an excuse - if I can switch to another hosting site, so can others.
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