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Old 8 Jul 2007
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Just a quick hello

Just thought I should say a quick hello as I've been lurking on the HUBB for a while and people at the HU UK meeting said I should get an id set up, so here I am!

For those who met me at the UK meeting I'm the ex-copper with the BMW that went a bit upside down. For those that don't know me, I'm a friendly but slightly wobbly rider from sunny old Surrey.

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Too many beers make You wobble!!!!

Hi there Ben,
Offcourse we remember.... and very friendly You are indeed (and wobbly)!
How are·s You mate?
Just got a mail from gary. Told him to pass on my email adress to You so we can keep contact.
Coming to the Portugal meet?
Me and Tedmagnum will probably meet at my place, northern Spain, and go down together with any one, Yourself included, who wants to hook up.
I·m not 100% about Portugal, but I·m doing the best I can to make it possible.
See You, hear from You my friend and
love and peace
Luca and Dan
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Too many beers? I always walk like that!

I'd love to make the Portugal meeting but just trying to wangle the time off work. I'll give you a shout via email once I found out what the deal us but I hope to make it.

Happy riding!

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Hi Ben welcome to the Hub
drive safe and keep thad bmw in 1 piece
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Welcome from the Rocky mountains

Hey there's a riders meeting in colorado next weekend. Come on over for a good time. Just getting there from here is 1000 miles with lot's of interesting two track (greenway?) to ride.
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Welcome. If you were the one that was sliding in the mud, the 'local guy' from Ripley with the 650 Dakar has a nice photo of you somewhere. I can't remember his name now but it rhymed with 'dodgy dealer'. Maybe Lee Wheeler? He probably tried to flog you a BMW error code unit too ;o)
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I've already had Lee try his BMW error icky and he couldn't get it to work on my bike. Probably clogged up with all that mud I was rolling about in! Might have to see if his pic of me is any better. ;-)
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G'day mate and welcome.
There is a life after the job - especially ridin a beema
Might catch up for a and swap war stories next May when me and the missus come over for our Russian trip.
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G'day mate and welcome.
There is a life after the job - especially ridin a beema
Might catch up for a and swap war stories next May when me and the missus come over for our Russian trip.
Cheers
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Welcome Mike,
Have fun on the HUBB - hope to see you at Ripley one day.

Good roads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Just thought I should say a quick hello as I've been lurking on the HUBB for a while and people at the HU UK meeting said I should get an id set up, so here I am!

For those who met me at the UK meeting I'm the ex-copper with the BMW that went a bit upside down. For those that don't know me, I'm a friendly but slightly wobbly rider from sunny old Surrey.

Hi there Fet

Welcome to the HUBB. Never mind that questionable post about "lurking".
Good roads!!!
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BEN I lost your email address or I would have written sooner, nice to see you on the board, I've just spent today wiring up a set of Hella Fogs to the Bike.

2 x 35w HID lights, 2 x 55w Hellas = one flat battery LMAO

Did you do any damage to your ride when you went boobs up? I lost my trigger switch, slightly bent my bars and various scratches, both me and the bike loved it.

I've been back over the routes that we followed and the places I fell off just so that they didn't beat me, I hate being afraid on the bike nothing worse then that. But in the sun the bike sticks like glue and I only dropped it once by myself which is a bonus.

I leave on the 1st of Aug as I've had sh*t loads of trouble with Visa's, misses is coming with me for the first 2 weeks then she can fly home, so wish me luck.
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Hey Lee! I've not got your email address but I'll chuck a PM over to you with mine.

The bike's in one piece but my centre stand is still looking a bit wonky. Never mind, it can all be kicked back into shape.

Good luck with the trip and let me know if you've got a blog as I want to keep up with your travels mate.

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