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Lateralus

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  • Birthday 07/12/1983

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    2014 Tiger Sport in bestest red
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    Nottingham

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  1. bring em along I could try! Took my Dad out once, which he said he was glad to have done, but doesn't feel any need to do it again! More likely I'll bring Mrs Lat, and my parents can look after the boy!
  2. Only about 15 minutes from my house, but my parents are visiting that weekend so I very possibly can't attend!
  3. Nearly came a cropper the other day - tried counter-steering whilst also waving to a Deliveroo rider going the other direction whilst approaching a junction. My flipflops got caught in the gear shifter whilst clutchlessly down-shifting and I almost overran the advanced stop-line in the cycle box at the lights. Was that whilst wearing your shorts and t-shirt? Obviously. Who wears flip-flops with their textiles?!
  4. Nearly came a cropper the other day - tried counter-steering whilst also waving to a Deliveroo rider going the other direction whilst approaching a junction. My flipflops got caught in the gear shifter whilst clutchlessly down-shifting and I almost overran the advanced stop-line in the cycle box at the lights.
  5. My nomination is the nob in a Mercedes trying desperately to force his way through rush hour traffic into Leicester on Friday evening. He kept diving between lanes, forcing himself into gaps which weren't really there, and generally driving like an idiot. Having been cut up once, I bimbled merrily along behind him, until we all reached a great big long queue on a stretch of dual carriageway. With the traffic stationary and him firmly sat in his lane, I filtered all the way to the front, getting there just as the lights turned green. I then pulled in at a garage about 100m past the lights as I needed to refuel. Having done that, I carried on my way, passing the same idiot at the next set of lights, stuck in his queue in impotent rage. Being the nice man I am, I waved as I went past again.
  6. I'd be really keen on one of those, of only it would go over a top box too, but I'm sure mine wouldn't fit.
  7. Gumtree/eBay. Bought a few bits and bobs that way and got some great bargains. Personally I like riding in my RST jeans and either my fully mesh or thin textile jacket when it's hot, but a decent long-sleeved base layer makes all the difference for comfort.
  8. Sorry to have missed you all today. The only time I sat down between 10 and 7 was in the car going to the tip! On the other hand, the bathroom is nearly done, with ceiling and coving painting all finished, and a first coat on the walls.
  9. It'll be a biker place once we all turn up! ...although it's looking increasingly likely that I won't, in fact, be able to turn up. All depends on when the bathroom install is finished, and therefore when I need to paint it.
  10. Oooh, just seen this. Officially I'm doing DIY stuff this weekend, and riding up to Glossop to pick up an exhaust on Saturday, but depending on Stuff and Things I may try to pop down and say hello! Meeting there at 12ish?
  11. Not of the precise match, but to be honest I'm not sure YouTube videos are that useful for exhaust sound!
  12. ....yes! Fanks! Now, do you want to sign up?!
  13. Nob of (Easter Sun)day: this guy. Out in the Lincolnshire Wolds, on a damp afternoon with greasy roads, and I see him on the wrong side of the road, overtaking some other bikers around a left hand bend, before losing control and falling right in front of me. The bike went down hard, and skidded past me (thankfully back on the other side of the road), coming to a rest on the far side of a hedge. The rider stopped sooner, and got up with seemingly nothing other than a few cuts and scrapes. First and foremost, we all stopped to make sure the guy was alright. I went a bit further up the road to turn around and park up with my hazards on, and we helped clear the road of debris and made sure he got hold of his mates again. The fairing was smashed, a crash bung had basically exploded, and various levers were bent and broken. However, he was walking, talking, and seemingly fine. However, his mates had gone past moments before, likewise riding like idiots and overtaking around the outside of another corner, and he was clearly trying to catch up. Turns out he'd borrowed the bike from one of the others, so probably wasn't even that used to it. Regardless, he was going way too fast for the conditions, and it was wholly avoidable. In retrospect, I was pleased with my calm reaction at the time, but seeing that happen close enough in front that I had to slam the anchors on rather took the wind out of my sails, and if the bike had skidded straight instead of back onto his side of the road there'd have been no avoiding it taking me out too.
  14. *cough* https://www.themotorbikeforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=66545 *cough*
  15. Whoops, just remembered there's an actual racing and track days sub-forum! Please can a mod move it to the appropriate place?
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