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Old 10 Sep 2013
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Smile Hi from Edinburgh

Hi everyone, I am originally from England but now living just outside Edinburgh Scotland.

I am here because I recently saw an advert requesting travel companions to do a RTW trip on mopeds! This really re-ignited my passion for a RTW trip, though I never considered it on a bike before!

I don't currently own a bike and haven't ridden anything in over 12 years - since my late 20's.. and that was just a de-ristricted 50cc lol.

So ATM I am in the process of trying to find a garage/lock up to rent so that I can get myself something small .. I'll maybe do a couple of short then long inland trips to get a taster before jumping in at the deep end.

I look forward to meeting you all

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Have a look through the calendar and go to a HU meet, I believe there is a winter meet in Cumbria soon

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Thanks for the tip Nick.

And of course my post should have said 'scooter' not 'moped' ! sorry
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Hi.

I'm just a bit South of you down in Annan. It is correct that there is a meet in Cumbria in a couple of weeks time. Me and some mates are going and you are welcome to join us

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Hi Ali, thanks very much for the invite.. I'll probably need to wait until the following one - give me time to get myself all geared up . I can't believe how hard it is just to find a garage to rent.

Have a blast!
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Welcome optimisery, there is a mini camp meet on the 18-20 October in fife,(I know, i'd rather be a lifer that a fifer to) if you want to go drop me a line as I and another from Edinburgh are going.
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Hey Hows you?


I am approx. 2 miles from you ! Don`t be worried about starting small. I have travelled all over the place on vintage Lambrettas, so small can cut it just as well as big

ATB Brads
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mountaincadre, thanks for the kind offer - You'll not keep me away from the next one once I get myself kitted out with bike / camp gear etc... hope you have a great time - look forward to reports/pics.

Hey Brads - 2 miles.. oh... you must be a panner maybe?

I was going to go down the C90 route, but have decided on a 125 to start, possibly a Honda CG if I can find a nice looked after one.

Good news is I get the keys to a garage in 2-3 weeks time, I have my CBT booked for the end of the month and bought a bike jacket yesterday ... I'm on a roll lol
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Panner ,, aye !

Did you get a bike yet ?
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Panner ,, aye !

Did you get a bike yet ?
My partner is from the Pans

Almost there! Have all my riding equipment, CBT is done. Got garage keys last week - just getting quotes in to fit a Ground Y Anchor and a few other security measures... prob going to cost more than the bike!
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Excellent, keep us posted.
And try ABR website as well. There are usually a few meets and ridouts happning.
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