What Have You Being Doing With Your Non-triumph Today?

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  1. Mrs Visor

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    Today I commuted on the 'blade. 10% chance of rain at my destination at 1200hrs reckoned the weather app, 10% of light rain at home at 0500hrs, so not bad at all.

    I got up and out at 0450hrs to do my phys before work as always - very light rain did indeed fall, but roads pretty much dry by the time I left at 0630hrs. All was fine until I reached a big hill about 15 miles into the journey…I entered fog at the top and as I came down the other side (dodging a big diesel spill for good measure) it had clearly been raining very heavily and was indeed still raining, but fairly moderately. So a very damp me and filthy bike arrived at work (having first done a big diversion through the city in rush hour as my usual route had a closed road :weary_face:).

    At least it was nice and dry on the way home, although a few large spots of rain fell as I was leaving work which did initially make me think it was going to be a reverse of the morning’s journey.

    All that said, it was still better than being in the car and I arrived at work and at home with a big smile on my face and it was another 80 miles or so I got to spend riding my bike :).
     
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  2. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    I have had this happen, too, especially if I am trying to include a panorama photo, @Pegscraper. What I do in that case is go back and make the photo smaller on my screen (I typically post from my apple laptop) and then do another screenshot always seems to work for me.
     
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  4. RevPaul

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    #2484 RevPaul, Apr 18, 2023
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    So I enjoyed a lovely trip to North Devon with Mrs RevPaul last week.

    We "discovered" it through a one week holiday in an Airbnb in Appledore in October 2020 between lockdowns and have been returning regularly since. We're hoping to retire to the Barnstaple / Bideford / Braunton area in the next couple of years and have started house hunting.

    We like the idea of Braunton because of its proximity to Saunton Sands which are beautiful. The beeches, dunes and marshes were used to rehearse the D-day landings by the allies and the evidence is still l there to be seen.

    So Thursday last week we wanted to see how easy it was to ride from Barnstaple to Saunton, and the closest to riding a proper bike that Mrs RevPaul will ever get is an e-bike, so we hired a couple for the day.

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    Mine (foreground) was lovely, not only was it possible to adjust how much battery assistance you can, it also had automatic gears that worked out how hard you're pedalling and chose the appropriate gear!:cool: Saddle + no suspension was a pain:confounded:.

    Got from Barnstaple train station to Saunton in an hour of gentle riding and then walked out to Crow point (our favourite bit) to munch our sarnies and enjoy the views.

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    Checked up on this slowly rotting beached boat, it had a roof last time we saw it.

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    The engine had been revealed this time, but I suspect it's beyond even the skills of @darkman or @Iron to restore.

    All told a lovely ride/walk out.:cool:

    I will add few more photos later but I've just been called to tea.

    So now several days later ( I need a better work life balance). I thought I'd add a couple more photos from the next trip a couple of days later to the middle of the beach (but this was done by car and a long walk over the dunes).

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    Walking in from the Sandy Lane car park, (£2.50 for the day including a free cup of tea! But I drink coffee.) you get to a huge sandy almost U shaped valley. It was like walking on the top of a dune version of Striding edge. The people in the valley were using their body boards to "toboggan" the slopes. There were another three sets of dunes to clear to get to the beach.

    But its worth the walk because the beach is so long and deep that any visitors are well spread out.

    After munching our sarnies:yum while watching the waves in the distance, we walked half a mile or so by the sea, South West towards Westward Ho! (The only town in the UK with an exclamation mark as part of its name) and then back into the dunes and tried to find our way back to the car park. Dunes are very disorientating without a map (so we bought one when we got back to the car park), but some basic navigation tactics eventually got us back to the sandy gully.
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    And on the way back to the car park we found these; who knew daffodils could cope with sandy salty soil?
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    So glad we had that break:).
     
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  5. Mrs Visor

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    That looks beautiful!
     
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  6. darkman

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    I guess the cylinder head is still on the engine as the head bolts are still in place, not sure its worth the effort of digging it out though Lol.
     
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  7. RevPaul

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    It really is and so much history to explore as well.
     
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  8. RevPaul

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    Indeed! The rockers seem intact as well (and probably rusted to the pushrods) but it would be an awful lot of digging:sweat:.
     
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  9. Koko55

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    20230424_123308-2.jpg Cleaned the w650,and a bit of maintenance on both toys!
     
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  10. Mrs Visor

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    Commute for me on the Blade today; at the moment I feel like any dry chink in the weather needs to be exploited :).
     
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  11. Eldon

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    #2491 Eldon, Apr 30, 2023
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    A fortuitous trip past Squires early yesterday as Dad's Taxi allowed me to spot a CCM test ride day.
    Ummm need to call in on the way back and find out the score.;)
    Duly visited on my return, I was pleasantly surprised to find they had some empty slots :blush:
    A quick nip home, pic of licence check to show any points for their insurance and just like Mr Ben I'm now back as a motorcyclist :cool:

    Out on a Maverick first.
    Then out on a Heritage Street Classic :yum
    Liked the 2nd one better but that's £12k for a 600 single.:confused:
    The Heritage Classic is the one with gold rims.

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  12. Pegscraper

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    I like the minimalist approach of these bikes but £12k is taking the p*ss. The number plate mount on the Classic looks daft. I'd be looking to alter that if someone bought me one.
     
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  13. Eldon

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    If you bought one on that day they gave you a "free" :joy: map upgrade to take it from 55bhp to 62 or something like........ err hang on, it's new and it's premium priced already!!!

    Apparently the map upgrade normally costs an additional £499 :eek:

    The so called £1000 off this weekend consisted of £499 map plus £500 "worth" of accessories : unamused:
     
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    #2494 Markus, Apr 30, 2023
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    Thank you for the great report. I had lots of fun while reading it. The pictures are great too!
     
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  15. Sandi T

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    Wonderful, @RevPaul! :heart_eyes:
     
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  16. RevPaul

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    Thanks @Sandi T (and @Markus), I wasn't sure whether a cycle ride would count (hence using the Non-Triumph thread) but our experience / love of that corner of North Devon needed to be shared.

    There's so much to see, explore and experience and it doesn't really matter too much about the weather (if you have the right gear). God willing we'll be retired to that area in a couple of years' time:cool:.
     
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  17. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    I popped up there a year or two ago for a factory tour and a discussion about a potential acquisition. It didn't quite work for me as an only bike in the end, but I have to say that I was very impressed with the Bobber.
     
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  18. Koko55

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    facebook_1683219962967_7059936223555053977.jpg Great,night at The Fish,Ringwood, Dorset
     
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  19. Eldon

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    So did you test ride a CCM?
    If so, what did you make of the handling?
     
  20. Geoff Butler

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    lol, it took me a while to spot the difference (other than the missing Ducati). :laughing:

    Nice belly pan :cool:
     
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