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Hi from the 4rse end of the UK

Just had to say that this is a fantastic resource for all things 'off roady'.

Recently back into the muddy side of biking after a fairly major offroad accident involving involuntary removal of one foot and the subsequent poor re-attachment of said body part.

Just trying to sort a pig to start TTR600 Belgarda at the mo for some muddy fun and european trips.
Also contemplating chopping in one of my road bikes for a more comfortable tourer, probably of the GS1150 ilk or similar.
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Thanks
Been out for a muddy session today, I'd forgotten how much fun it was, am ashamed I ever stopped
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Hi Big Al H

foot loose and fancy free eh!

Hope you've made as good as a recovery as you can and it's brilliant your back on two wheels.

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You said it

Trouble is i was back on my bikes before I'd healed up. Turned up for a specialists appointment on my bike with the incisions still healing and the frame still on my leg! The specialist did his nut!

Such is life too much bike fun to have, and so little time
Grown ups will never understand

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Hi Al,

I wouldn't have expected anything less!

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Just had to say that this is a fantastic resource for all things 'off roady'.

Recently back into the muddy side of biking after a fairly major offroad accident involving involuntary removal of one foot and the subsequent poor re-attachment of said body part.

Just trying to sort a pig to start TTR600 Belgarda at the mo for some muddy fun and european trips.
Also contemplating chopping in one of my road bikes for a more comfortable tourer, probably of the GS1150 ilk or similar.
Don't think I like the idea of Orkney being called the arse end of the UK. Quite the opposite.
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Didn't say it was a bad thing, in fact quite the opposite
Plenty of freedom, no traffic jams, and fabulous scenery all around
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Don't think I like the idea of Orkney being called the arse end of the UK. Quite the opposite.
Remembering the old advertisement for a certain car driving school, the UK has the Orkney Isles well up there at the other end of the driver's anatomy - something like a halo, perhaps, to the crown of the head (or even a crown of thorns??).
I can't remember that the Shetlands were even in sight
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You said it

Trouble is i was back on my bikes before I'd healed up.l
The medics don't like that, but I guess many of us have done it!!
Mine was clearly unimpressed when I said I was going riding as soon as I was out of hospital - thing is, he might not have been so interested in doing a good job, so I probably said the wrong thing at the wrong time; I should have told him after the op

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Trouble is i was back on my bikes before I'd healed up. Turned up for a specialists appointment on my bike with the incisions still healing and the frame still on my leg! The specialist did his nut!
My ttr600 was always a pig to kick over - there must be a lot of posts in here, way back about that. It can't have been easy with a pot on the leg to use the ttr kicker!?
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Remembering the old advertisement for a certain car driving school, the UK has the Orkney Isles well up there at the other end of the driver's anatomy - something like a halo, perhaps, to the crown of the head (or even a crown of thorns??).
I can't remember that the Shetlands were even in sight

Probably a bad choice of wording, but a throwback to my days living in Alice Springs, locally known endearingly as the arse end of nowhere. A fantastic place, and with all the thousands of miles of bush, an off road paradise.
The space, freedom and beauty of Orkney and the north of Scotland really is fantastic, not to mention the friendly people makes it a fantastic place to be
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The medics don't like that, but I guess many of us have done it!!
Mine was clearly unimpressed when I said I was going riding as soon as I was out of hospital - thing is, he might not have been so interested in doing a good job, so I probably said the wrong thing at the wrong time; I should have told him after the op


My ttr600 was always a pig to kick over - there must be a lot of posts in here, way back about that. It can't have been easy with a pot on the leg to use the ttr kicker!?
Yes the medical profession isn't too fond of two wheels. It seems to be a bit of a taboo subject.

It's ok, the cage was on the other leg, handy for changing gear though as I couldn't use my foot and I took the TLR down, leccy start is a handy thing at times
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I can't remember that the Shetlands were even in sight
Just for info - to speak of the "Shetlands", as you put it, is a habit from England which refers to the "Scillies". It isnt applicable to the Shetland Isles/Islands, all of which have individual names. You got it right with the Orkney Islands
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Just for info - to speak of the "Shetlands", as you put it, is a habit from England which refers to the "Scillies". It isnt applicable to the Shetland Isles/Islands, all of which have individual names. You got it right with the Orkney Islands
Fair one, it was a hurried typo - I have visited most of the Shetties, of those that are inhabited that is
Thing is, I have also visited the "Scillies", but that was only a flying visit, literally, on that Bristow tourist helicopter - a long time ago, so it could be different now.


As for the "map" of Britain from the school advert (some will be too young to know this):-
Cornwall forms the feet of the driver on the pedals, the south coast/SE Eng comprise the rump (that big Al refers to!), Wales has it's arms on the steering wheel, the Midlands is the body of the driver and everywhere else northward, especially the top end i.e Scotland has a big smile in it's face and is enjoying the ride.
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Hi Big Al

Hi Big Al

Sorry to hear of your accident and hope they put it back the right way round!

Just thought I'd let you know that I have a BM R1150GS on HU "Bikes for Sale" and brilliant as they are, it is a heavy lump to move around and put on the stand etc, but once on it's way it's fantastic, with lovely neutral handling.

Hope this helps and get in touch with NABD ( NABD ) (ooops, you'll have to Google it) as they will pay for any adaptions that you may need, such as a Kliktronic shifter or thumb operated rear brake, etc. They have some great rallies as well and my chosen charity for any excess funds that may come my way.

Cheers

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