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Old 18 Jun 2007
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Pack your rain gear for the UK meet

Oh well, you cant have it all can you.

Pack your rain gear and be prepared for a wet wet weekend

BBC - Weather Centre - 5 Day Forecast in Celsius for Ripley, United Kingdom
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Smile Looks like a poncho would come in useful

Similar forecast (ten day) from uk.weather.com
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Thursday dire, Friday poor, but Sat/Sun look OK.

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I might just arrive in my biking gear and stay in it. My helmut would keep my hair nice and dry. And if the bar ladies are nice enough to find me a straw, I'll be sorted

I wonder if 520 people doing a sun dance will have any effect?
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Talking Sunny on the inside

My bike has to go to Southampton for shipping to Halifax, Canada right after the Ripley meeting so I'll have to come by car

Never mind, but I'm sure we'll all be sunny on the inside, the HU meetings have that effect.

BTW, I was gonna open a motorbike shop before getting this crazy idea to go around the world, and will be bringing a load of m/c clothing to sell off at silly prices, gloves, leather and cordura jackets, at £15 a time, (that's less than I paid for these 'samples'). Also a few trousers at a tenna So grab yourself a bargain. (Hope that's ok Grant)

See you there.
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My bike has to go to Southampton for shipping to Halifax, Canada right after the Ripley meeting so I'll have to come by car

Never mind, but I'm sure we'll all be sunny on the inside, the HU meetings have that effect.

BTW, I was gonna open a motorbike shop before getting this crazy idea to go around the world, and will be bringing a load of m/c clothing to sell off at silly prices, gloves, leather and cordura jackets, at £15 a time, (that's less than I paid for these 'samples'). Also a few trousers at a tenna So grab yourself a bargain. (Hope that's ok Grant)

See you there.
Flogging them out of your car ?? How will we recognise you.

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find me

How to find me.

Look for the old geezer with a grey edwardian style cavalry moustache and mutton chops in the bar, drinking the nearest thing to real ale they do. (sometimes the barrels run out , bikers are extra thirsty by nature)

Failing that a silver citroen estate, festooned with jackets in the camp area set aside for cars.

These clothes are made by Eunesco, an Asian company who used to sub con for Buffalo, Frank Thomas and others, but these companies wanted more and more for less and less, so they are trying to go it alone. I don't have many styles in stock but you can see the type of thing on their website.

Think I've got some INTEGRA, HAWAI & RETRO in leather; MISTRAL, IMOLA, COUGER, but not sure, some ladies styles as well.

EUNESCO; Motorcycle Leathers,Biker Jackets,Leather trousers,Cordura Apparel, Sports Gloves

Thought I'd donate some of the gloves to the raffle, by way of a thank you for letting me do this.

Anybody got some cheap knee braces they want to sell, my knees are not what they used to be , then again, nor is the rest of me
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Just severed the main ligaments in my knee, so racing this weekend is out of the question.
That means i can get to ripley if
A) i can safely ride the c90 (no probs)
B) Put up a tent on on 1 leg (umm, think so)
c) get a ticket. DOH

i'mn using a sports knee support from my karate kit, purchased from a large chain sports shop. They work well. Don't get one of the cheap tube things, best off getting neoprene, with velcro fastening and a hole for the kneecap. they work a treat.
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Just severed the main ligaments in my knee, so racing this weekend is out of the question.
That means i can get to ripley if
A) i can safely ride the c90 (no probs)
B) Put up a tent on on 1 leg (umm, think so)
c) get a ticket. DOH
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Just severed the main ligaments in my knee, so racing this weekend is out of the question.
That means i can get to ripley if
A) i can safely ride the c90 (no probs)
B) Put up a tent on on 1 leg (umm, think so)
c) get a ticket. DOH
No problems Joe,

a) you say you can get there, so ok
b) just ask, 101 blokes will do it for you, 'cause that's what we're like, .......guys look out for Joe and don't wait for him to ask.
c) you can register and pay when you get there, not the normal thing, but I'm sure Susan & Grant will make an exception, plays hell with their paperwork but that's what paperwork is for

Perhaps dropping Grant an email would help.

Cheers about the knee supports btw
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No problems Joe,

a) you say you can get there, so ok
b) just ask, 101 blokes will do it for you, 'cause that's what we're like, .......guys look out for Joe and don't wait for him to ask.
c) you can register and pay when you get there, not the normal thing, but I'm sure Susan & Grant will make an exception, plays hell with their paperwork but that's what paperwork is for

Perhaps dropping Grant an email would help.

Cheers about the knee supports btw
I thought the doors were shut now. 525 paid and booked in which is more than they wanted.

Could be wrong though.
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uh ooh

Should have read this first I guess

Important! We are getting VERY close to FULL - register AND PAY to be sure of gettting in! Registration may close before the day.

And so it does...

We are CLOSING registration for the time being at 520 registered!

Registration MAY open again about a week before the meeting - in the meantime if you have registered and NOT paid, be sure to make your payment now to guarantee entry!

FIRST priority will be given to those who have registered AND PAID in advance - if we have less than 500 paid a week before the meeting, we will open registration again for a last chance to get in.
We really don't want to turn anyone away, but more importantly we want to be sure of having a great meeting - and overcrowded facilities will be no fun for anyone. 500 is really pushing the facilities capabilities, so please be patient and bear with us - and them - as we all try very hard to bring the best possible meeting to as many as possible.
So possibly c) is a problem Joe. It might be worth ringing Lumbs Farm on Friday/Saturday to see if the weather has put many off and you can grab a cancellation.

Guess I better bring some tinnies, as the bar is gonna be impossible
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Emailed Grant, but no reply yet.

Fustrating as hell, am hoping to get operation where they will graft a section of hamstring into the place where the ligament was, so have a couple of months to get the sidecar outfit fit for use. i reckon a bit of tube and a broomhandle attached to the gear change mech will see me back on the road quickly.

Am really hoping to get down to the meet, I would have applied, but am supposed to be racing in kent this weekend.

If anyone not able to make it, I could buy there ticket off them? That gives me an idea. see my next post.
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Hi,

Me again, funny you should mention your damaged knee, I did the same going to the H.U. meeting last year, i dropped my GPZ1000RX and twisted my knee the wrong way round and cracked a rib and broke on of my panniers. would like to thank the guy who gave me his last few (very strong) back pain killers to me THANKS who ever you were, they got me though the 4 days but my knee was like a rugby ball.

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Ted your cup is half empty!

Well what a pesimistic bunch you guys are!!!

The weather forecast was very similar for the May BMF and we got sunburn...BBC forecast thundery rain in Austria for 5 days last week and we got sunburn again.

I think the BBC just don't like to dissapoint so please everyone make sure your cups are half full for the weekend.

I will be bringing my very large cup and filling it at very regular intervals.

See you all on Fri afternoon and I wont be wearing waterproofs!!!!

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Well what a pesimistic bunch you guys are!!!

The weather forecast was very similar for the May BMF and we got sunburn...BBC forecast thundery rain in Austria for 5 days last week and we got sunburn again.

I think the BBC just don't like to dissapoint so please everyone make sure your cups are half full for the weekend.

I will be bringing my very large cup and filling it at very regular intervals.

See you all on Fri afternoon and I wont be wearing waterproofs!!!!

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Well I onlly live 60 miles away and its thunder, lightning and rain here at the moment

I wont be needed my sun block
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