Where Have You Been On Your Non Triumph Today?

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  1. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    Had a lovely wee run up to Braemar today, as it was the Braemar Highland Games yesterday the village was still quite busy, lots of bikes on the road today.

    On the road up through Glenshee :cool:
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    Glenshee ski Centre (over the top there are 3 other valleys to Ski, plus the other runs on the other side of the road making it the biggest ski resort in the UK)
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    Hungry Highlander in Braemar
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  2. Callumity

    Callumity Elite Member

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    Were you dribbling up the Spittle?
     
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  3. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    Love that road,it's a shame the Spittle Of Glenshee Hotel got burn down several years ago as I always stopped in for a coffee
     
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  4. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    That looks the same bike as my mates, note the totally illegal helmet he wears, I'm always telling him to exchange it for a legal one.

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  5. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    A lot of you already know I have a Rocket trike, and legally I don't have to wear a helmet, but sitting on something that will do 0 to 60 in 3 seconds I choose to wear a full face Nolan N87, my mates always take the piss out of me, but do you think I'm being too safety conscious or just being sensible, or is my mate with the plastic helmet a daft cnut.

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  6. BonnieCat

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    Absolutely nothing. Waspy is having a well deserved rest
     
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  7. BATEBY45

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    The Fosse Riders had a ride to Lands End to celebrate 60 years of the club and recreate a photo from years ago. We got six bikes around the signpost with the rest as close as we could. We rode from the Leicester area on Saturday to overnight B&B's around Hayle and went to LE after breakfast for the photo.
    I covered just over 700 miles over the weekend on the 1993 Trophy.
    Today's average 54 mph overall and taking out fuel and snack time 64 mph actual travelling.
    There will be photos when we get the official ones.
     
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  9. Sandi T.

    Sandi T. It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Looks like a lovely day out on the bike, Dougie! And your Fat Boy is looking quite spiffy too. :cool::)
     
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  10. Sandi T.

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    My vote goes with "just being sensible", David! I've often wondered why folks wear a helmet at all if the one they are wearing is illegal or, especially, when it's not even protective.
     
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  11. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst I came into the world screaming & covered in blood
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    If you value your brains, protect them. I do not have to wear a helmet. But I wear a full face. My choice. ;)
     
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  12. welly

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    Love that trike. Firstly, no not being too safety conscious. Good on you, you've only got one head! (Well... not entirely true). Secondly, who builds trikes like that? It's amazing!
     
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  13. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Grinnall make them.
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  14. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    #14 Dozers Dad, Sep 10, 2019 at 6:12 PM
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    My Mrs has had several trikes over the years. Whenever I rode them around town in 30-40mph zones, I rarely worn a lid. However, I always wore one for longer rides in 50-70mph zones.

    It's your head Dave. Ignore your mates & do whatever makes you feel safe/comfortable.

    As for your mates illegal skull cap style lid. It's probably not much less safe than a.n.other legal open face lid? None of them offer any real world degree of protection compared to a full face lid. A £50 full face will probably do a better job in an accident. Than a £300+ Arai or Shoei open face. Yet people still buy them based on the brand names being synonymous with quality helmets. Quality yes, but half of it is missing FFS! :joy:

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    "0-60mph in 3 seconds"? Never mind the helmet. Quit taking the hallucinogenic drugs! o_O :cool: :p
     
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  15. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    Yesterday morning me and the Mrs had a run across to Aberfeldy,we were going to head further west but the clouds were really black looking so had some lunch and headed for home where the sky was blue,got home and noticed a txt from a mate wondering if i fancied a bike run in the afternoon,we stopped off at The Harbour Cafe in St Andrews, 2 lattes and 2 large slices of millionares shortbread for a fiver:cool: anywhere else in St Andrews and you would be 2-3 times the price

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  16. Sandi T.

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    That's what I like, Dougie! A guy who can do a run in the morning then turn right around and head back out in the afternoon. Why not, eh? ;) And what a delightful little "cafe". What is millionaires shortbread? Sounds decadent! :)
     
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  17. Ron Ashurst

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    Why is there a bag of balls inside the door to the left? Is there a soccer / football thing there?

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  18. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    You definitely need to get out more Ron :kissing:
     
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  19. Sandi T.

    Sandi T. It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Hey, inquiring mind want to know. Right, Ron?! ;)
     
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  20. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    it's not exactly health food..but it's good;)

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