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General / Re: The cool bike thread......
« on: 02 June 2020, 11:26:02 PM »

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General / Re: The cool bike thread......
« on: 02 June 2020, 10:21:28 PM »
 I think the key to cool, I mean real cool, is near universal appreciation.
I mean a person who is genuinely cool, doesn’t appear cool to only a small number of people, but is cool to many because they just naturally ooze universal cool.
So, a cool bike, has to turn heads of non-bikers and make em think – boy that’s cool.
The mess above, well never mind non bikers, I'm not sure it would appeal to many bikers.
It’s never in a million fuckin years ever gonna win a cool competition. 
 

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General / Re: The cool bike thread......
« on: 02 June 2020, 09:37:29 PM »
 That has to be, quite possibly, the ugliest and most uncool production bike that I’ve ever had the displeasure of having to look at.


I mean, If you parked that up outside your local artisan, hipster, wanky café, some of the ponsey customers would probably throw up on the spot, and the usual pretentious fud of an owner might just ask you to move it across the street.


That thing is the absolute polar fucking opposite of cool.  Jesus! 



Pass me the petrol can and matches please. :evil
 
 

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General / Re: The cool bike thread......
« on: 02 June 2020, 08:00:14 PM »
What the fuck is that? :eek

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 02 June 2020, 11:30:51 AM »

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General / Re: 10 Year Plan
« on: 01 June 2020, 01:58:47 PM »
 
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Retire. My original plan when I was 18 was to retire at 50. Now I am nearly 52, it is looking more like 70 will be when I can retire though I would like to do it sooner.
Yup me too.  I’m planning now for 55.  But Covid19 could destroy my plans.  Hope we find a way out of this soon!
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 01 June 2020, 10:55:40 AM »
This is interesting,
 Coronavirus May Be a Blood Vessel Disease, Which Explains Everything


https://elemental.medium.com/coronavirus-may-be-a-blood-vessel-disease-which-explains-everything-2c4032481ab2

 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 01 June 2020, 10:53:57 AM »
 They still talk of 50,000 new nurses etc.
It is known, that if you repeat a lie enough times it can become a truth.
This seems to be one of the core principles of the Johnson government. 
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 31 May 2020, 02:27:38 PM »
 
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It's on the rampage in India at the moment and they're going through a 43 degree heatwave.
They have the makings of a possible major outbreak.  Don’t forget that India has a population of 1.3 billion.  Numerous large cities, poor health care etc.  I’m just saying it could spread in India in warm conditions whereas it might not do so in other countries.   But so far it hasn't done too much damage.

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Australia is just coming out of summer,
Yeah so far its been almost a non-event in Australia. Maybe that will change as they move towards winter.

Its doing some damage in Brazil, and I think this is their cool season.


So far across the African continent there was been 81,000 confirmed cases, and 2700 cases.  That’s small beer.
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Wait until October/November though when cold/flu season kicks in and people won't have a clue what's really wrong with them, that's when the real fun and games will begin.
I guess its late autumn when we will finally know where we are.  Right now studies have tried to predict what % of people have been infected.  I’ve seen figures from well under 10% to 60%.  And of those who have been infected we have no idea of how long their immunity will last.


Worldometer is a good source of stats.  Just as long as you remember everybody is doing different things, the differences in population, living conditions, health care etc..

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 30 May 2020, 07:08:53 PM »

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 29 May 2020, 10:00:48 PM »

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 29 May 2020, 07:51:27 PM »
So you think it is.......


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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 29 May 2020, 06:45:58 PM »
For some people - nothing will ever change;


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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 29 May 2020, 06:43:01 PM »
 
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With a current official R number of 0.9, we are heading for trouble.

Dunno, I think its suck it and see.  We are now heading rapidly towards summer, and we continue to have a dryer and warmer than average spring.  We know flu viruses tend to retreat in warmer, dryer and brighter conditions – so it is possible covid will do the same. 



There is so much we don’t know.  We don’t seem to have much of an idea as to how many people have had covid – different analysis and modelling seem to throw up widely differing figures.


We don’t know what sort of immunity people who have had it will have.


The key thing remains to be to do what we were not ready to do at the start.  Keep building up the ability to test,test,test, trace and isolate. 



So lets hope things become more normal through the summer.  But summer, autumn or winter – we need to be prepared for a possible second wave.
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 28 May 2020, 09:37:33 PM »

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 28 May 2020, 08:15:13 PM »
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Personally I don't think Johnson wants that.
Yeah sure, but what does his boss want? :lol

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 28 May 2020, 07:42:07 PM »

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 28 May 2020, 07:40:33 PM »
 The only honest thing Johnson has said is in admitting that we did not learn the lessons from SARS.
We need an enquiry in Scotland too. 
Scotland hasn’t performed any better than England, though the devolution arrangements do impact on our NHS.  Nor am I entirely clear what aspects of pandemic preparation are devolved and what are not. 
But yeah the big question to be answered is why has the UK as a whole been ignoring the advice and warnings issued by the WHO. 
Not being prepared has not only potentially cost tens of thousands of lives, but also not being prepared made a full-on lockdown inevitable with the economic cost being almost incalculable.
And here we are now facing the likelihood of crashing out of the EU.  The poorest performing nation in the EU in terms of dealing with the pandemic, crashing out because ‘we’ think the EU is dysfunctional and holding us back – what a sad sick joke.
 
 

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General / Re: splashing out...
« on: 28 May 2020, 07:16:15 PM »
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ah i went back to work last friday mate, had two days laying concrete blocks in a footing and couldnt walk sunday. Ive come to realise at 60 years old I just aint up to heavyside building any more sadly. tough pill to swallow but it is what it is. Ill get by with tinkering and what not i guess.
 
Yeah, I know how you feel bud.  None of us are getting any younger. :eek   Hope you can find that work/life/finance balance.  And maybe get the Fazer back?


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I know your beemer is the tits, but your fazer aint far off being a modern classic, even if you just mothball it mate. Ill put a bit of film up riding the honda, but im guessing even to an old fart like me it'll feel like cb250 superdream :lol :lol ;)
It’s a totally different kind of bike.  Perhaps I got carried away a little in buying a new one – but why not?  I suspect I might collect another bike or two over the next few years, but they’ll probably be used buys – there is just so much nice used stuff out there.


The new boxer engine is seriously quick.  It’s a real fun bike to muck about on.  Like any naked bike you have to work it a bit, the wind blast catches you, then you open the throttle and the bars try to jump out of your hands.  But then alternatively you can just sit back and enjoy toddling along.


Maybe I should write up a wee initial impressions review.


I would say this though, after riding an MT10, the CB100R and buying the R1250R – a well sorted FZS1000 will still hold its own – not to mention it’s a superb do it all bike.   
 
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 28 May 2020, 06:41:54 PM »
 
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Let's raise a tinnie to Brewdog...!

Ye cannae wack quality Scots scuds!
 
Slàinte mhath! 



 

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General / Re: splashing out...
« on: 27 May 2020, 06:56:48 PM »
 Nice bit of kit sir. 
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ill detail the work on this old bruiser. be nice to bring it back to life really...
That’s a sweet bike Ogri.  Cracking colour, and they look so good with the original four pipes.  Lovely.  Presumably you’ll be taking it for a wee blast once its up and running again? 
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Even the foccing lefties and BMW riders  ;) :lol

im not running a business fellers, just wanting to give something back to the forum and those of you that frequent it lol. Even the foccing lefties and BMW riders  ;) :lol ..
BMW riders – including full on BMW wanker types ? :o

 
My Fazer is just lying in the garage now looking sorry for itself.  I guess I’ve gotta decided if I am actually going to sort out some of the little issues and tidy her up, or let her go.  Not sure.  I love the new BMW, but it is a totally different kettle of fish. 



Don’t forget to cover you investment and something for the time you put in bud.


What’s the outlook work wise?  Are you able to get back to the day job?
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 27 May 2020, 06:41:15 PM »
 I have to say my favourite cartoonist by a country mile is Steven Camley.  Here he nails it again 8) ;


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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 27 May 2020, 06:34:20 PM »
 
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why doesn't everyone of you take a "I don't really give a fuck pill, and chill"

Yeah, I’d like one of those.  What are the ingredients?  Let me guess, fat lump sum in the bank, index linked final salary payments combined with no mortgage, a nice fancy bike to run about on – just a matter of sitting back in the garden sipping beer waiting for the cafés to open and the opportunity to fly out your holiday cottage once again.   
 
Yes I’d like one of those pills please. :)
 

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General / Re: COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus - A sense of proportion...
« on: 27 May 2020, 06:26:02 PM »
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Quote from: Gnasher on 26 May 2020, 06:21:02 PM
 
    Quote from: Grahamm on 26 May 2020, 06:15:22 PM
 
        I'm not sure that "See, I predicted this ages ago and then we did nothing about it" is the best look anyway...  :eek
 
 
 
    It's blatantly obvious he's as thick as mince.  Which raises the question and what is now being said by others "what has he got on the gang and Boris" he's got to be blackmailing them.  Why else would anyone go to these extraordinary lengths to protect a such a thick weasel?   
 
 
 
Doesn't say much for you and your extremist chums though, out manoeuvred in the Brexit process by someone as thick as mince apparently, and according to you is blackmailing many of the nations senior politicians
 
And what about the English?  I mean you guys and girls voted Johnson and chums in.   You guys and girls voted for BREXIT and 350 million a day more cash for the NHS.   People weren’t fooled in Wales or Scotland.
 

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