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really allowed to turn up at this years meet on dare I say it a Blackbird or to have more credibility should I go out and buy myself a GS/GSA. And if I am not allowed can someone give me a note for the wife to get permission to change bikes.All joking aside looking forward to this years meet as in 2008 I missed it and in 2009 I actually booked a place but never got there.2010 I am determined to get there so look forward to meeting some of you.
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really allowed to turn up at this years meet on dare I say it a Blackbird or to have more credibility should I go out and buy myself a GS/GSA. And if I am not allowed can someone give me a note for the wife to get permission to change bikes.All joking aside looking forward to this years meet as in 2008 I missed it and in 2009 I actually booked a place but never got there.2010 I am determined to get there so look forward to meeting some of you.
First things first. You need to get yourself a Touratech catalogue and a picture of Ewan and Charlie so the tank art guy has something to work from

Put knobblies on the Blackbird, that'll get some convesations started

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You should ask tedmagnum whether a blackbird disqualifies you more than say a GS/GSA would (Sorry Ted, couldn't resist )

Although I do love the knobblies-on-a-blackbird idea, that'll certainly look kickass.
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You should ask tedmagnum whether a blackbird disqualifies you more than say a GS/GSA would (Sorry Ted, couldn't resist )

Although I do love the knobblies-on-a-blackbird idea, that'll certainly look kickass.

It aint the bike, its the rider !! To be honest, I don't really give a hoot. I just have too much spare time on my hands so choose to pick on GS1200 owners instead of going out

It's really boring saving 3/4 of your wages for over a year. REALLY boring lol.
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It aint the bike, its the rider !! To be honest, I don't really give a hoot.
I know, I know. I'm just yanking your chain, relax
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really allowed to turn up at this years meet on dare I say it a Blackbird or to have more credibility should I go out and buy myself a GS/GSA. And if I am not allowed can someone give me a note for the wife to get permission to change bikes.All joking aside looking forward to this years meet as in 2008 I missed it and in 2009 I actually booked a place but never got there.2010 I am determined to get there so look forward to meeting some of you.
The good thing about HU meets is that 99% of people there don't give a sh*t what bike you're on. A small minority of touratwat types might snigger, but nobody notices them. Come along and meet nice people.

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PS: Last year there were excellent talks by a Dutch chap who's been RTW the hard way (incl big mud in Africa etc) twice. First time on a Fireblade, 2nd on a R1
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