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  1. tappers

    tappers Well-Known Member

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    i was up whitewall's lodge yesterday,there were a fair few bike's up there, a bloke with a young lad about 8 years old were dribbling over my thruxton,the father of the lad asked if he could take a photo of him stood by my bike,i said better than that,i will sit him on it, the father couldn't thank me enough for doing the good deed.i must admit the lad was very careful,it made his day,i was happy to oblige.
     
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  2. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Phew! :kissing:

    When I read the title. I thought a 1970's DJ/Celeb was posting on the forum? :eek:
     
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  3. R_1000

    R_1000 Noble Member
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    Nice one buddy :)
     
  4. BS1948

    BS1948 Noble Member

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    Always good to introduce a new kid to the joys of biking! (btw that's Whiteways Lodge - back of Arundel??)
    I had a similar one on Dyke Road Brighton, where the bike parking is really 'severe' (not allowed the pay and display 'car' parking). Little lad wanted to climb on bike, so I sat him on it and let him feel the engine running! His nurse/mother ?? was really chuffed and said how much he loved bikes 'cause his dad had one. :):):)
     
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  5. BS1948

    BS1948 Noble Member

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    Good job it wasn't in Savile Row!
     
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  6. chiari1

    chiari1 Senior Member

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    Great job , aint it amazing how most of the general public look at us like thugs , until they actually say something to us and see we are relatively ( !!!! ) normal .
     
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  7. John T

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    Now then now then now then how’s about that then
     
  8. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Senior Member

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    Give the man a cigar :eek:
     
  9. GaryM

    GaryM It's him, you know who. Him from you know ....
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    Thought you were talking about yourself there ;)
     
  10. mpllineman

    mpllineman Active Member

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    This takes me back. Sounds like how I got my love of motorcycles. My neighbor's son took me for a ride when he got a Honda dream, and there I was. Love at first ride. Never got over the feeling, and hope I never do!
     
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  11. Yorkshireman

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    That’s why bikes are so great, unless you have a super car costing as much as the average house, not many want to have their picture taken with a four wheeler. Bikes rock, end of.
     
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  12. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member
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    Know what you mean.

    Had my first ride as a lad and I’ve never got over the feeling even as a 67 year old. Once a day and twice on a Sunday, that’s if she’ll let me ;);)
     
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  13. Smilinjack

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    #13 Smilinjack, Mar 17, 2018
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    Just seen this. Back in the 80s we used to do toy runs and egg runs round the local council homes. We regularly took lads & lasses round the block on the bikes. Safety nazis would be apopleptic nowadays, sadly. :)
     
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  14. Rich Bryce

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    Similar stories. Neighbour's little lad was really excited when he had his photo taken sitting on a couple of my bikes, just as I was when I first sat on a bike - my Uncle's '58 Dommie not long after he had bought it new and had ridden it down the old Great North Road from Stockton to Corby. Proper British bike with proper British bike oil leak 'an all.
    Richard Bryce c1960.jpg
     
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  15. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member
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    Rich, old British bikes don’t leak oil, they’re just marking their territory ;)
     
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