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#21 fixitsan

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 01:06 pm

 

It was a short, mad summer (I'm told  :unsure2: ) but I think it affected the public perception of bikers for decades after. I also think that perception hindered motorcycle sport in the UK in a way that the rest of Europe and Ireland were't affected. It's only since bike racing was professionally publicised on tv in the 90s did Joe Public start to take notice and see motorcycles in a positive light. Johnny Rea's runner up spot on the Beeb's sports personality of the year just wouldn't have happened 20 years ago. Only Barry Sheene managed to break the "dirty, fighting biker" image by appearing on national telly advertising - pity it smelled of tarted up bathwater.

 

 

 

That was a blast from the past !


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 01:09 pm

Looks like some sorta owners club meet today. Orange boikes... Not TDMs ... And that's me boike recognition skills almost exhausted. 😀
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:28 pm

Just watched both of em on t'interwebs, I've seen worse if I'm honest. Just nice to see some positive biking without bellowing yanks all ower the case....

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 08:32 pm

Woohoo will have TV access this week so might catch mystic baldric. :badgerrock:
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 09:45 pm

Fell asleep i did :rolleyes:


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:52 am

It's repeated on a friday and a sunday ont' telly.......I think. :)


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 12:20 pm

But main one is on Wednesday right? As I won't have TV Friday or Sunday 😃
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:07 pm

Yeth. :)


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:41 pm

Great ta. Just gotta remember now. 😉
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:43 pm

I remembered!!! Nearly mystic baldric time 😀
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:58 pm

:lol:


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:59 pm

I remembered!!! Nearly mystic baldric time

 

Nearly mystic Baldrick   ? About right ;)

 

South African tour looks good


Edited by fixitsan, 18 April 2018 - 08:59 pm.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:18 pm

One of the best rides ever route 66 haaaaaa. It would certainly "change my life" as I bloody hate motorways. Driving in straight lions give me tourettes.

I fell asleep in last 15 mins and about the only channel without a +1 version.
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:06 pm

New Zealand looks nice though!

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:40 pm

New Zealand looks nice though!



It does doesn't it. Got a nephew over there. Might give it a whirl one day

Dap I agree about Route 66. My Mrs thought it seemed great and I just thought straight lines and squared off tyres

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:57 pm

Not a great fan of H Cole ... a bit of style over substance I think. But that applies to most car/bike TV programmes. Don't start me on (infantile) Top Gear. They seem to think all bikes are used for is sport, leisure, and "creative" or rebellious expression. 

 

We forget that 2 wheelers are (still) primarily a cheap, convenient, speedy and flexible form of transport all over the world. The most important motor vehicle on the planet I think is still the Honda 50 and its derivatives. These are only my views of course ... and I realise how boring a programme might seem just extolling the virtues of 125cc scooters versus 90cc step-thru or whatever. However, I still enjoy mooching around the "utility" stuff at shows rather than the sports/custom stuff.

 

By the way ... Mods and Rockers battles were really focussed on that Easter/Bank Holiday 1964.  I was hitch-hiking/youth hostelling around UK that year as a 15 year old, and I remember it was much in the news but we realised it was mostly driven by the press themselves.

 

Currently I guess we do need another ambassador for the sport in the way that Sheene was. Fogarty could have been that but didn't want to I guess, and its unlikely we get another MotoGP champ while factories focus on Spain Italy where their major sales are. Cruchlow will always suffer because of this suppose

 

Sorry for rambling on ... it's part of getting old

 

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 05:17 am

Currently I guess we do need another ambassador for the sport in the way that Sheene was. Fogarty could have been that but didn't want to I guess, and its unlikely we get another MotoGP champ while factories


Hasn't Guy Martin got that job already ?

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:58 am

Yeah, was just thinking Guy would fit the bill, pity he doesn't do more motorbike stuff.

 

Call that a South Africa tour ! :lol:  All that way to spot a centipede and look at some hippos heads bobbing up n down. Off-roading at walking pace was a joke. 'Riding at this pace really sharpens up your slow riding skills' bollox. :rolleyes:  Nice scenery though. :)


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 09:52 am

Agreed .... GM has done wonders in last few years. And it was varied as well, not just on 2 wheels .. perhaps BECAUSE it was not just 2 wheels.

 

 

Looking forward to his next escapades

 

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 11:09 am

My brother was the operator of the CNC machine at jcb, when Guy was building that tank. Even got on TV!! Haha


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