Any other idiots like me ...

Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by tigerted, May 18, 2016.

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  1. tigerted

    tigerted Member

    May 9, 2016
    27
    18
    eastbourne
    Ok Springs arrived and the urge to get out on the bike becomes even stronger. Doesn't it !
    So Sunday I decide to get out early on the bike. Now when I say early I do mean early, early as in 5am.
    It was a bit colder than I expected it to be so i had to put my heavier gloves on mid way through my route but boy was it worth getting up early.
    Down here in East Sussex we have so many great lanes / roads that two hours disappeared very quickly.
    As you would imagine the roads were traffic free and my only limitations was my ability and the realisation that I need at least another cylinder on the GS as several times it really felt like t was gasping for breathe.
    Which during " normal hours " I had never noticed because I am paranoid on keeping my licence and ride accordingly.
    It turned out that 5am was a good time to go out as 6am ish began to get behind car booter vehicles
    but that never presented a real problem to near the end of the ride.
    So do you get out early and if you dont, i am lucky being retired, try it because your have a great time.
     
  2. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

    Oct 26, 2015
    6,893
    1,000
    Southcoast of the UK Earth
    A groupe of us used to get up early years ago for our breakfast run, as you say the roads are deserted and i still have great memories of those times :)
     
  3. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
    Subscriber

    May 12, 2014
    8,824
    1,000
    North Yorkshire
    I've done this (not quite 5am) but pre 6am a few weeks ago. Bloody hell it was cold!
    Clear roads but nowhere to get a cuppa!
     
  4. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

    Nov 6, 2014
    7,181
    1,000
    Uk
    my neighbours complain if I start Doris before 7:30
     
  5. Rooster

    Rooster Grumpy Member
    Subscriber

    Sep 14, 2015
    1,571
    800
    Droitwich, Worcestershire
    I used to like riding late at night. After dropping my girlfriend (now wife) off at her parents house I often did 50 miles or more before going home.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Reggie

    Reggie Senior Member

    Feb 19, 2016
    418
    113
    Penicuik
    Yes I also like an early start, my run to Inverness last week started at 5.15am.

    That first hour or so without traffic is magic :)
     
  7. Tim Jones

    Tim Jones Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2015
    109
    93
    Eccleshall, Staffs
    Yes several times, also I look forward to the World Cup....bloody hate football but the roads are quiet when England play!!

    Teejay
     
    • Like Like x 3
  8. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member
    Subscriber

    Mar 29, 2014
    2,512
    800
    Holmfirth West Yorkshire
    Eek, by 'eck that's shit the bed early!
     
  9. roadrider

    roadrider First Class Member
    Subscriber

    Jul 26, 2013
    993
    500
    Oxon
    I've done this a few times. When I was truck driving it was always a early start so the body clock didn't know it was a weekend so it gave me something to do.
    A few of us did an early morning tour of London once,did all the sight's and were at the Ace for an 8 o'clock brekkie.
     
  10. Thruccyboy

    Thruccyboy Senior Member

    Nov 18, 2015
    458
    113
    Essex
    Ive been out on my bike all hours of the day & night & I mean all hours, mostly work related & the only problem you have Ive found is other motorists jumping traffic lights cos they think no one is about. Always look twice when approaching lights when they are green in your favour early morning as some motorists are merciless at lights whatever colour they are
     
  11. Reggie

    Reggie Senior Member

    Feb 19, 2016
    418
    113
    Penicuik
    Yes that's good advice and something i'm aware of as there's more dozy half asleep drivers at that time too.

    My longest stint on a motorbike was back in 2005 on my Z750 when I left my hotel room in Germany and rode straight home. Over 800 miles in 21 hours (including Euro Tunnel) riding through the night..... that was also magic, a great adventure as the lights on the Kawasaki weren't brilliant so the speeds were quite low when it was dark. Not sure I would try anything like that nowadays but it was no big deal back then.
     
  12. Madscots

    Madscots Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    26
    18
    Edinburgh
    Aye can't beat an early start for getting up to Applecross from Edinburgh via McDonalds breakfast in Fort William with Reggie :cool:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. andypandy

    andypandy Elite Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    3,852
    800
    Shaw
    Can remember going for a blast over the moors at first light when I was in my teens, then it was home to bed.
     
  14. Havit

    Havit Admin
    Staff Member Subscriber

    Jul 17, 2015
    9,444
    800
    Carlow
    Me too, but not your girlfriend's place , well I hope not anyway :D she never mentioned you :oops: I loved riding at night.somthing about the lights on the clocks and street lights the miles flew. Oh, I hope you are both very happy together :D
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
    Subscriber

    May 12, 2014
    8,824
    1,000
    North Yorkshire
    I enjoy riding at night - especially now as I have a bike which actually has headlights.
    The Bonnie was rubbish and the Enfield appears to have a candle sat up front.
     
  16. GaryM

    GaryM It's him, you know who. Him from you know ....

    Apr 28, 2016
    862
    500
    Patna , Ayrshire
    Used to go for early morning rides, prefer to be in bed now at those times :)
     
  17. Sceptic Al

    Sceptic Al Well-Known Member

    Done that a few times in the past. You can't beat it, nice sunny day, little or no cars or worse lycra- louts who think they own the road and getting in the way.:D
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. Havit

    Havit Admin
    Staff Member Subscriber

    Jul 17, 2015
    9,444
    800
    Carlow
    image.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
Loading...
Similar Threads - idiots
  1. speeder
    Replies:
    42
    Views:
    2,660
  2. SleepyOwl
    Replies:
    14
    Views:
    1,017
  3. Gus
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    469

Share This Page