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Ben, how come your profile shows 0 posts when that's patently not correct! Are you a magician too??
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Funny you ask that; I get the feeling some around here would like to see my disappearing act.
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Ben, Its unfortunate that your first posts have got you into numerous flame rows, I too, have also been there in the past, and sometimes even now get close!
There is a guy who will remain 'nameless' but is English, and resides in France now, well him and I got into some really big flame wars to the point where the site owners and moderators were giving infraction notices, 'badboy' points and deleting posts.........ah, those were the days!. The point is, that guy and I often PM each other for friendly chat and when we finally see each other at some meet, we will have a drink together. Chris, is a Moderator, and I can vouch for him that he does have a dry wit, I consider him to be a friend, but that does not make me immune to being told if he considers I am out of order.
I am in fact envious of Chris, he can polish his head, where I can't because I still have hair!.
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FWIW - I think Ben is right on, and good for him!

We all started out knowing nothing, and we all learned and moved on in different directions - as far as we're concerned, whatever works for you is cool with us!

Personally I feel sorry for Ewan and Charlie - they've taken a lot of stick for what was for them a big adventure - they had as little idea as ALL of us did when we first hit the road. By the time they'd done two of them, they were probably as sick of the hype and crap as I know I would have been. I have even more sympathy now for them now that we have done our DVD series - I know how hard it is to get a good "take" on video and how many times you have to do it - it sucks and I'd hate it on a trip.

Let's remember to be TOLERANT of each other and appreciate that all of us have something to give and something to learn, and we ALL have different ideas on the "right" way to to do ANYTHING! Actually having said that, I think there is no "right" way - there's only ways that work for whomever is doing it.

Chris, who are you accusing of trolling? It's unclear to me - I don't think anyone here is trolling particularly, just a lot of emotion thrown out! Amazing how E & C are probably THE most emotional topic here. Perhaps a lot of envy?
Is this thread becoming territorial?
Canadians of the HUBB unite verses Yorkshire? Pleases don't include me in either of these 'groups'!
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Ben, Its unfortunate that your first posts have got you into numerous flame rows, I too, have also been there in the past, and sometimes even now get close!
There is a guy who will remain 'nameless' but is English, and resides in France now,

English ?

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Is this thread becoming territorial?
Canadians of the HUBB unite verses Yorkshire?
When I were a lad we 'ad nowt but a C50 'wi bald tyres 'an an old paper bag full 'o pre-used petrol instead 'at carbueretter.........

Possibly, I'll hazard a guess that the ratio of guys who look like E&C and ones who actually use their stuff is related to local bike culture for weekend riders (Cruisers in Canada? Sports bikes in Yorkshire but becoming impossible as the authorities crack down on speeding), the number of people per square mile (lots of space in Canada to use the stuff, you can cross Yorkshire in a day by pushbike so long as you can live with suicidal bus and truck drivers crammed onto roads designed for horses) and the weather (a road tyre equipped GS ridden by an ex-sport bike rider in Yorkshire will lose maybe eight Sundays a year, in Canada twenty?).

I think we have a problem with weekend riders who are making life hard for all riders. Having ruined sports bikes (we have a Police Hayabusa with cameras essencially to stop a Sunday morning run known as the Helmsley TT where these clowns crash their CBR600ZZZRZRRRRZ's around a small village) and having seen E&C on the telly this guys have turned to our kit and will muck that up too.

Oddly, I was looking at another site yesterday and was thinking that it might be interesting to try and get a bit more go out of the Bonneville as it main use right now is short rides as and when I fancy it. The result would no doubt be a poor copy of a '60's cafe racer. I'm sure real rockers would hate it, but copying the look wouldn't have been my aim.

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No problem with that. The problem starts when some kid starts asking about how you get into this. If you hand him the TT book and tell him to go spend £30000 you are a muppet..........
............If you are a rider not a shopper you shouldn't worry about it.


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Why stop there, he could combine it with a cooking show, like these guys, Hairy Bikers :: Home
agree they started off good, i still like the lads but their programmes are all cooking and not enough biking these days.
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You never get posts added when its 'In the HU bar'

That’s correct. Grant’s rule is that you only get “credit” if you post in the main body of the HUBB. The Bar is for “no useful content”.

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.....There is a guy who will remain 'nameless' but is English, and resides in France now....


.....I am in fact envious of Chris, he can polish his head, where I can't because I still have hair.....
I recon accusing your Scottish friend of being English is the ultimate insult for him and all Scots.

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I only came 2nd in the 'look alike'.....you won it! and you requested that pose in July09, I am flattered you kept the picture(on your bedroom wall maybe?
Are you sure the person we are talking about is a Scot?

This is why the 'HU bar' don't score credits.....no useful content

A M Y C for the dyslexic, this is why we do9n't get credits in the 'HU bar'...........NO useful content!
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I am a big fan of Long "Way Round", "Long Way Down" and "Race to Dakar". I bought all three DVD's and thereby support those guys with $ (Just like I bought HU DVDs - Great stuff BTW )

Why is it so hard to take the LWR series for what it is? ...entertainment (drama) with a motorcycle topic. In the process there is some fantastic travel footage and cultural interaction to see. What's so wrong with that...? So, they are "rich" and have sponsors. Great for them .

The movies have given some folks the possibility to enjoy an adventure, which they will never do, from an armchair. It has inspired others to start riding motorcycles or, as in my case, inspire me to go on a RTW trip. That's why I ended up at HU in the first place...

Can it be all that bad...? Or, as previously posted, is there a lot of jealousy involved...?


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I only came 2nd in the 'look alike'.....you won it! and you requested that pose in July09, I am flattered you kept the picture(on your bedroom wall maybe?
Are you sure the person we are talking about is a Scot?

This is why the 'HU bar' don't score credits.....no useful content

A M Y C for the dyslexic, this is why we do9n't get credits in the 'HU bar'...........NO useful content!
Yeh, the pic is next to the one of Michael Jackson and Noddy (of Noddy and Bigears fame). They have pride of place in the alotment shed.

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Why is it so hard to take the LWR series for what it is? ...entertainment (drama) with a motorcycle topic. In the process there is some fantastic travel footage and cultural interaction to see. What's so wrong with that...? So, they are "rich" and have sponsors. Great for them .

The movies have given some folks the possibility to enjoy an adventure, which they will never do, from an armchair. It has inspired others to start riding motorcycles or, as in my case, inspire me to go on a RTW trip. That's why I ended up at HU in the first place...

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Turn your tele off

1. If you don't like the TV series turn your tele off.
2. Stop judging people by the bike they ride, the gear they wear, and just talk to them! There are w@nker bike riders and there are great bike riders, but you will not be able to tell this by the bike they ride, the gear they have or even where they have ridden!

Simple me thinks. This thread can now be closed
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