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Hello Folks! :)

Hi Folks,

I’ve been riding motorbikes for long distances for over 30 years, but I’ve only just found this site! I have to admit though, that I've only ridden in the UK.

Pleased to be here!
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Riding in the UK, well, it's as good a place to start off from than any other.

Welcome and enjoy, if you get a chance try and make it to the Horzion Unlimited UK Meeting, it's well worth it.

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Welcome to HU!

Everybody has to start somewhere - we'll give you the help and inspiration you need to go farther! You'll find that everyone here is happy to help out.

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Hi Folks,

I’ve been riding motorbikes for long distances for over 30 years, but I’ve only just found this site! I have to admit though, that I've only ridden in the UK.

Pleased to be here!
Come on in, Xan! You'll like it here...see you in June in Derbyshire (HUBB meet). By that time you'll have planned a BIG Trip!
Good roads!
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Hi

Are Xander of the XRV Form fame???.

Welcome to the band of brothers and sisters.
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Welcome Xan

Welcome, they are a friendly bunch this lot, im fairly new here myself, about 3 weeks,
tell us what you ride and have you got a real name? or are you incognito?
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Martynbiker, if you check xanadu2's profile, you can see her name and her ride (a C90)

By the way, I think driving long distance in the UK on a C90 may be more archievement then riding a big 1200GS or V-Strom to Spain or Turkey.

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cheers Jan........ told ya i was new(ish) foflmao! and where would the world be without the C90?

I think long distance on a HONDA KAREN ( pale blue with a basket on the front and a pink top box...honest!)is also brave, (or stupid in my case) i am 6'2" weigh 22 stone and did Mareham-le-Fen (lincs) to Milton Keynes nonstop.....took 7 hours, B roads, 22mph tops and 130mpg...... this was 12 years ago and I had no other transport as my ex- wife kept the car!

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Martynbiker, if you check xanadu2's profile, you can see her name and her ride (a C90)

By the way, I think driving long distance in the UK on a C90 may be more archievement then riding a big 1200GS or V-Strom to Spain or Turkey.

Welcome at the HUBB Xanadu2 :-)
Thanks for the welcome, Folks!

Yes, I'm Rosemary the Hawk Rider, Hawk being my little C90 friend for the past eighteen years. (nearly 19 now.)

I'm addicted to C90s. I lived in Sussex when I had my first one, and when my holiday came round I wanted to go to Scotland. So I jumped on the C90 and went to the far north, as close as I could get to Cape Wrath, and back in a fortnight. From that day to this I've never wanted to ride anything else, and one day in the future will be the UK's oldest recorded woman biker, still with a C90!

Early this year Hawk went into semi-retirement and I got another C90, The Hobbit, also known as The Bride of Hawk. I've just come back from a round trip of about 400 miles on her. I've got funny stories to tell!

I thought I would start a blog of some of the things that happen on my travels, and was just looking up how many C90s were made (I know they are the most popular bike ever.) and a Google search revealed this site!

I haven't asked for a blog here because I note you have to post once a month and the computer kinda stops me from getting on with all the other things I love doing. So I might be a bit quiet at times. Some people in other parts of the net have accused me at times of not being friendly because of this. Not True!!! I am Very Friendly! I just can't fit everything in!

I've just noticed that this board has the best smilies of any that I know!
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Come on in, Xan! You'll like it here...see you in June in Derbyshire (HUBB meet). By that time you'll have planned a BIG Trip!
Good roads!
Tell me more! Of course I could look it up in the site but it is very large and confusing.

Big trip....oooeer! I used to clear off to Nepal every winter and my mum's friends always thought I must have taken my bike. Well, first there were those woman-unfriendly countries in the middle east to travel through, and then I trekked in the roadless Himalayas. That's as far as I've got to a big trip abroad.

Love these smileys.... anyone would think I hadn't seen smileys before!
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Xan, you're a breath of fresh air. I love that you're riding a C90. If only we were all brave enough to do a big trip on one. Many, many (30 odd) years ago I was given a C50 in a box and so started the odessey. Post a pic of your trusty steed.
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Rosemary, smilies are cool!

Call me a kid.....
but I love em!But we are limited to 19 smilies ( probably more if your a gold member???)
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Xan, you're a breath of fresh air. I love that you're riding a C90. If only we were all brave enough to do a big trip on one. Many, many (30 odd) years ago I was given a C50 in a box and so started the odessey. Post a pic of your trusty steed.


Thanks a lot, Flying Doctor!

I have a digi-camera, but have to get a battery charger before I can take pics of Hawk. I bought The Hobbit through the net, although she was only about 15 miles away, so I should have pics saved somewhere on this evil computer.

Here's my main problem with going round the world on Hawk. If I go abroad on a C90, I can think of two problems. The first is that I get Numb Bum Syndrome much quicker than I did when I rode my first C90 to Scotland. The second is that roads have got busier, and I never did like mixing it with juggernauts, so I always favour the back lanes and it can take a long time to get anywhere. So I get a numb bum long before I've got where I'm going...

BTW, what happend to the fonts?
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Call me a kid.....
but I love em! But we are limited to 19 smilies ( probably more if your a gold member???)
Hehehehe!

So I'm a kid too... but I love 'em! Here are some that I'm dying to use.... :chris: and some more. But maybe I'll never get censored, etc....
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Numb Bum n Taking It Steady

Rosemary, a gel insert or a folded over sheepskin will help LOADS... with the Numbness. so will stopping for a 5 minute break every hour.
plan routes, take a delight in seeing stuff at a slower pace.... its not the arriving, its the journey, the sights, the sounds, the smells, so what if it takes you 2 days to do on a C90 what some one else could do in 1 day on a bigger bike? I bet you anything you like that YOU would have enjoyed the experience more, seen more, met more interesting people and actually been less tired than the other biker.

and remember Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance......

There is a whole world out there just waiting to be explored.
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