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Discussion in 'Newbies Hangout' started by Bob Woolley, Sep 9, 2015.

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  1. Bob Woolley

    Bob Woolley Member

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    Back in the 60's and living in Bradford at the time ( I live in Doncaster now), I took my test on a 250cc Matchless, I can still remember it today, It was a lot easier in those days - You had to ride your bike around the block, at some point the examiner would jump out in front of you with his clip board shouting stop and if you managed to do the emergency stop without running him over you passed!! - Lol bit different now eh!
    The last bike I had was a 1970 TR6 Trophy which I sold when I moved to Doncaster, so in order to re-kindle my lost youth I have just indulged myself with a 2012 Bonneville T100 and it is being delivered on Saturday. I'll post some pics then and hope to take an active part in your forum
     
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  2. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    Excellent stuff Bob, welcome to the Triumph Playground. Looking forward to seeing pics of that Bonny.
     
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  3. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Welcome in Bob, Nice choice of bike
     
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  4. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie Elite Member

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    This is scary, Bob! o_O
    SWMBO is a Bradford lass.
    '60s bike test? I passed one of them - but in Pontefract.
    250 Matchless? :cool: That was my big brother!
    I used to have a '69 T120, :cool::cool: which is, +/- a carburettor and a paint job, a '70 TR6!
    And Doncaster is far to close to me for your comfort! :p
    Oh, and there was a lad in my class at grammar school (Pontefract) called Woolley! Damned if I can remember his first name - but that's an age thing!! :D

    Should we be afraid??

    I think so!!! :eek:

    Welcome to the madhouse!! :)
     
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  5. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

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    Hi Bob from another ex Bradford lad now in Holmfirth. Welcome to our family!! :);):p
     
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  6. Bob Woolley

    Bob Woolley Member

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    That's uncanny Steve, I was never good enough for grammar school tho!
    I did work for Geoff Westerby motorcycles in Bradford for a couple of years in the late sixties, if you remember him.
    Thanks to all for the welcome
     
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  7. Bob Woolley

    Bob Woolley Member

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    Hi Crispey,
    If Doris is your Thruxton then you won't mind me saying she's a beauty!
     
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  8. Moe

    Moe Senior Member

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    Welcome Bob and congrats on the bonnie!
     
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  9. Havit

    Havit Admin
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    How's it going Bob, welcome. I see you have been reading our bike names, let's us know when you get your new girl her name . Glad your joining us .
     
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  10. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Cheers Bob.
     
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  11. Dodge74

    Dodge74 Active Member

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    Hiya Bob , do you ever get across to South Leverton on a Wednesday
     
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  12. Recycled Rocker

    Recycled Rocker Senior Member

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    Yo Bob, 60's, test riding round block with examiner jumping into road in front of drum brakes! Yup, on a Tiger Cub in Leeds.
    Welcome aboard :D
     
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  13. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else

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    Hi Bob and welcome from another Bradford lad who defected south a long while ago.
    Great choice of bike and I agree about the test - wish I'd done mine back then 'cos it's a right bugger now!
     
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  14. Bob Woolley

    Bob Woolley Member

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    Hiya Dodge, Not up to press m8 but there's always a first time, why what happens in South Leverton on a Wednesday then?
     
  15. Bob Woolley

    Bob Woolley Member

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    I certainly will Wayne
     
  16. stollydriver

    stollydriver Elite Member

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    Just back from works seminar in Doncaster ( Earl of Doncaster Hotel) what a place to get to and as for the M62 don't even go there. All the best mate
     
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  17. Bob Woolley

    Bob Woolley Member

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    Could be busy cos there's horse racing in Donny today, I agree the M62 is a chaos at the best of times, cheers mate, nice Suzuki :D
     
  18. folkbloke

    folkbloke Well-Known Member

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    Welcome but can I suggest we all change our name to Bob to avoid confusion in the future? ;)
     
  19. Bob Woolley

    Bob Woolley Member

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    I take it that there's a few Bob's here then :rolleyes:
     
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  20. Dodge74

    Dodge74 Active Member

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    Its a bike night at the Plough Inn pub , if the weather's nice its always a good turn out , lots of great classic bikes , always a few Triumphs . It's more of a real bikers do than weekend warrior type job . 11252594_10206821315433783_6080803417639363905_n.jpg 11406775_10206821315313780_3966359428133883804_n.jpg
     
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