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03
Apr
2004

Port Gawler

Posted by simon

Sunday the 28th. Amtra Port Gawler ride.

Officially, the ride would be cancelled if it was over 30 C, but I knew that a
few would still tough it out, even if it did get that hot.

The weather forecast was 32 C and high winds. Oh well, I'm sure it wont
actually get that hot out there.

So I dragged my sorry self from the bed. Darn, I must have had too many
preparatory wines the night before, things were looking a bit grim. However,
as it was the end of daylight savings, I had an extra hour to spare for
recovery.

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23
Mar
2004

Top Tens

Posted by simon

I found these top ten reasons why different bike riders dont wave back on the newsserver. Thanks truckracer!

Top Ten Reasons Why Harley Riders Don't Wave Back

10. Afraid it will invalidate warranty.
9. Leather and studs make it too hard to raise arm.
8. Refuses to wave to anyone whose bike is already paid for.
7. Afraid to let go of handlebars because they might vibrate off.
6. Rushing wind would blow scabs off the new tattoos.
5. Angry because just took out second mortgage to pay luxury tax on new Harley.
4. Just discovered the fine print in owner's manual and realized H-D is partially owned by Honda.

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18
Mar
2004

Front Tyres

Posted by simon

I was recently asked by a friend about front tyres. I've got a Michelin on, but its DOT approved and quite stiff. He's got a Pirelli MT32 which is not DOT approved (I dont think).

It seems that all the DOT ones are very stiff. The Pirelli MT18 for example is also quite a stiff tyre.

What brand of tyre do you use? Vote here. If you have a favorite tyre, let us know by adding a comment.

There has been a little discussion on this before see here

18
Feb
2004

Australia

Posted by simon

I'm a big fan of Douglas Adams, and tonight when looking through some old jokes I've received in the past, I found the gem below. I live in Australia, and lots of the things are true. For example, there are actually LOTS of snakes in Australia as well. Even if Douglas Adams didn't write it, its worth a read ;-)

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