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#1 catsbum

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:12 pm

Well this is my chance to say a huge thank you to Chris & Syra for looking after us during the week. I remember the ring of Kerry run and Chris being soaking wet but still uplifting us with humour and confidence. Being welcomed at their house was wonderful and the lifesyle they lead is annoying. I want it.

My last day of touring was weighed down by an enormous hangover and a passion to keep my feet dry.
(I purchased AKITO (translates to SHIT) boots which were as good as the sandals i brought with me)

We went to Chris's for tea n cake. The other were doing the Dingle run but I wanted to be local. Chris took me under his wing and went to Brandon bay. I received a personal tour with my Tenere & his Dominator. Later in the day we were to do the Mountain but a shower had me scurrying back to the Hostel, and my bed.

An hour later I was awoken by this smiling face in helmet and leathers saying: Martin, you have to come and do this, really, i've done it and you have to.

10 mins later I had taken all the luggage of the bike and we were off! The next hour was the best fun I had in all the week, no rain and a single gravel path up to the mountain, opening gates and then looking down at the views including lakes, more gravel traps and more stunning views.

The final leg involved crossing a large stream some 18" deep full of cobbles. Chris went without delay and half way across stopped dead as he hit a large boulder and then flipped over doing a body roll into the water with the Dom revving widly on it's side. I got off my bike and waited for the 2 boys on the bridge to come running to help him,,,,,,nothing. My massive need for having dry boots held me there for some seconds, until I saw Chris emerge from the water. Feck! I was in.

We were like 2 boys with a moped, laughing as we pulled the Dom over to the bank. I then had to wade back in to get the Tenere and come back over.
What a day.

A big thank you to Chris n Syra. Your a wonderful Couple



Thanks too, to all the other I met during the week

Tony and Hutch, travel mates on the way over, eating and drinking buddies too. But not sleeping buddies. Oh no, those 2 can snore.
Pete, Dave, Chris, Paddy, Dapps to name a few.
Andy, Andy you are a funny man. I laughed so so much when Father Ab kicked in..

This afternoon I stripped the Tenere and degreased her, repainted the bits that had worn and gave her a polish. After some 2'400 miles she did not miss a beat. The Horn fell off as I parked on the drive, and the 15/40 decided to leak in the topbox, making an interesting job to do.


Here's some pics. These were taken with the smaller Sanyo. The second batch will be from the Canon.

Enjoy:!

Meeting the TRX & TDM in Wales the night b4


My bike ready to run:


The Ferry over


The boys


Smoke break 1/3 off the way over Irl


Smoke break 2


Emergency O ring fabrication


Were Here! the fun starts


Pub


The Thinker


Lunch break, Tony does some Porn


Can you see what it is yet?


Bambi


Bondy


Pit Stop


2009 attempt


Pete n Dave


Love this bike


RTT band


Another day, more prep


Dunno wot he's doing!


Mountains








Cool Bike, Neg's




Std Cake pic


Spot the Clown...


View


Hungry Rabbit


Dominator and the mountain awaits


Long way up


Long view down








Trailies.



My bike after a few hours 'de-touring'


More pics in the week

Edited by CatsBum, 13 July 2008 - 09:21 pm.


#2 Hartside Man

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:23 pm

Cool Pics Whiskas laugh.gif

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:27 pm

Great pictures CB. Sounds like you had a great time.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:31 pm

QUOTE(CatsBum @ Sun 13th Jul 2008, 09:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My bike after a few hours 'de-touring'


I really am going to park my bike outside your house you know! rotflmmfao.gif

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 09:50 pm

ChrisG, Yep, you were right. I did have to replace that indicator today...... ohmy.gif

Edited by CatsBum, 13 July 2008 - 09:50 pm.


#6 TonyDevil

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 10:37 pm

bloody hell! what days are you off this week? i'll leave mine parked outside.

what happened to your crashbars?
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Black 1991 850 MK1, 160k+ miles(ish, best guess really, gave up trying to keep count after 3rd set of clocks and 3rd engine), PilotRoad2 tyres, custom stubby exhaust system, bluespot calipers & goodridge braided hoses with dunlopads, maxton forks, Ohlins shock, kedo handguards, stainless TDM grill, Scottoiler with lubetube & dual nozzle thingy, Givi Wingrack2 with E45 & 2xE36s, renntec crash bars, Autocom with blueteeth & PMR radio, TomTom Rider2, Optimate IIIsp, Bagster tank cover, anti-dazzle coating
to fit : led spotlights, heated grips, new braided lines and rear caliper that actually has bleed nipples
Silver-ish 2003 900, 70k miles, PilotRoad3 front tyre (new@65k) & PR2 rear(new at 69k), Renthal 755 bars with KTM handguards, oxford unheated grips, power commander 3usb, scorpion titanium exhausts, standard screen with vario winglet thingy, stainless grill, oem centre stand, bagster tank cover, givi monokey topplate mounted on grabrail with V46 topbox, Givi PL pannier rails with E21s, crash bungs, mirror extender thingys, Halfords Advanced Laser Blue brillance bulbs, 21w led spotlights, touring scottoiler with leehenty dual nozzle, Autocom with blueteeth & PMR radio, TomTom Rider3 Urban, winter style anti-dazzle coating
to fit : led brake light strip, replacement heated grips

current rides : TDM850 3vd/mk1=tourer&scratcher, TRX850=weekend twisty toy, TDM900=commuter, Z750 hardtail=project
gone but not forgotton : XTZ750=overland touring toy, GS500e, GS125

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 10:44 pm

QUOTE(TonyDevil @ Sun 13th Jul 2008, 11:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
bloody hell! what days are you off this week? i'll leave mine parked outside.

what happened to your crashbars?



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The Bars are off due to me not having long legs laugh.gif

Awaiting my lunch break tomorrow so mr Halfords can give me some decent paint
Rest assured they will be back on this time tomorrow good.gif


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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:57 am

Xllent pics Catsbum. Did the sun ever shine on the trip? Your bike looks good after the "De-touring".
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:52 pm

QUOTE(CatsBum @ Sun 13th Jul 2008, 10:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ChrisG, Yep, you were right. I did have to replace that indicator today...... ohmy.gif


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How many's that now?
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:56 pm

Well Thanks for all the comments.

Here's batch 2. Taken with a bigger camera. The pics sort of run in-line with the first batch.

Enjoy!


As usual, Tony has the engine out.... laugh.gif


RTT Manager's Pad.


Chris n Chris


View from country house in National park


Country House


We were late going up the mountains, and fell behind, here's why






Stu (sideways, sorry)


End of the mountain run, about to head home


Say a little prayer........


Whats that, over there!


beach


Rtt Mgrs pad 2


Tony n me exploring


Tony took this one, 2009 Cal?


Or?


Robot is watching you


Man eating cake


Rabbit eating cake


View


Marky Mark




Stopping for lunch, just before more damn rain huh.gif




Another night of drinking begins


How not to give head..................on a beer


Happy Hutch


The next morning, things were not looking so bright for the boys


Snore 1 and snore 2.


Biker man


Noels R1


If only I can reach cake before anyone notice's


This man is always smiling


Dappers pad


Kite building, lesson one. Tony and Cat's are Kite builders unsure.gif


Think we knew that














The kite was left on the beach for someone else to play with


Tenere on grass


Playtime


Brandon Harbour for late lunch




Thats nearly it, a few on the phone to come
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:04 pm

Great pics CB - it was good to meet you. Can you come and "de-tour" my bike please?

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:11 pm

Love the cake one rotflmmfao.gif

Some of those scenery shots before Molls gap are stunning mate.
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Posted 14 July 2008 - 05:57 pm

Really great photos CatsBum, good.gif

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just sorry could not have stayed longer. mellow.gif

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 07:41 pm

QUOTE(ChrisG @ Mon 14th Jul 2008, 05:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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How many's that now?


Aha! My Hampshire Biker buddy. Today I went past Halturds on the way home and carried out this mod:





So no more indicators for me. tongue.gif

Final set of random RTT pics from phone:

Tony looking like he might need some air


Bondy looking at bike after it ran out of Fuel. He can tell that story!


Lamb n Mash. I waited all week for it, By Gum it was good


Hutch n Cake. Someone count how much cake that man ate


Pre-drink din dins in the Hostel


And Finally! The long running mistaken Text Scandal, Starring Bondy and some unknown girl
Again a Tale he can tell!!


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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:30 pm

Looks fab - damn i wish i went.
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 07:13 am

QUOTE(CatsBum @ Mon 14th Jul 2008, 08:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Today I went past Halturds on the way home and carried out this mod:


That should do the job. So does it now sound like a chavmobile rather than a boat?
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:22 am

QUOTE(DKM AUTOS @ Mon 14th Jul 2008, 09:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looks fab - damn i wish i went.


You wouldn't have enjoyed it; you would only have had one GS to count.


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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:26 am

QUOTE(Spongey @ Tue 15th Jul 2008, 11:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You wouldn't have enjoyed it; you would only have had one GS to count.

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Black 1991 850 MK1, 160k+ miles(ish, best guess really, gave up trying to keep count after 3rd set of clocks and 3rd engine), PilotRoad2 tyres, custom stubby exhaust system, bluespot calipers & goodridge braided hoses with dunlopads, maxton forks, Ohlins shock, kedo handguards, stainless TDM grill, Scottoiler with lubetube & dual nozzle thingy, Givi Wingrack2 with E45 & 2xE36s, renntec crash bars, Autocom with blueteeth & PMR radio, TomTom Rider2, Optimate IIIsp, Bagster tank cover, anti-dazzle coating
to fit : led spotlights, heated grips, new braided lines and rear caliper that actually has bleed nipples
Silver-ish 2003 900, 70k miles, PilotRoad3 front tyre (new@65k) & PR2 rear(new at 69k), Renthal 755 bars with KTM handguards, oxford unheated grips, power commander 3usb, scorpion titanium exhausts, standard screen with vario winglet thingy, stainless grill, oem centre stand, bagster tank cover, givi monokey topplate mounted on grabrail with V46 topbox, Givi PL pannier rails with E21s, crash bungs, mirror extender thingys, Halfords Advanced Laser Blue brillance bulbs, 21w led spotlights, touring scottoiler with leehenty dual nozzle, Autocom with blueteeth & PMR radio, TomTom Rider3 Urban, winter style anti-dazzle coating
to fit : led brake light strip, replacement heated grips

current rides : TDM850 3vd/mk1=tourer&scratcher, TRX850=weekend twisty toy, TDM900=commuter, Z750 hardtail=project
gone but not forgotton : XTZ750=overland touring toy, GS500e, GS125

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 12:09 pm

QUOTE(Spongey @ Tue 15th Jul 2008, 11:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You wouldn't have enjoyed it; you would only have had one GS to count.

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2002 TDM900 in glorious yellow, MRA Vario screen, Scottoiler, HEL Brakelines, Givi Luggage, TomTom Rider, Fender Extender, Datatool System 4 Alarm, Michelin PR3 tyres, Eastern Beaver 3-way fusebox & relay, Powerlet socket, Oxford Premium Adventure Heated Grips.
2012 Honda Crosstourer VFR1200X. Hyperspeed tourer, the TDM is now relegated to winter hack and back-up bike!

1990 XTZ750 in black, standard apart from Micron silencer. Mechanical restoration complete, cosmetic restoration next on the agenda..

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#20 Hartside Man

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 08:21 pm

QUOTE(Spongey @ Tue 15th Jul 2008, 10:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You wouldn't have enjoyed it; you would only have had one GS to count.


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