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Offline iansoady

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Quiet on here......
« on: December 14, 2017, 12:09:24 PM »
And everywhere else for that matter. I hope everyone hasn't gone to faceache (or maybe they're doing Xmas shopping.......)
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Re: Quiet on here......
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 07:09:21 PM »
most of the bike sites I use seem to have died on their feet or gotten tedious, I really don't want to know about your cruise or what bike you may or may not buy next. ::)

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Re: Quiet on here......
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 08:52:07 PM »
Or how much you've given your kids & the exact amount. I've always kept my finances between me and the enemy.
Getting grumpy.

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Re: Quiet on here......
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 10:30:03 AM »
Naughty naughty. ;)
Funny how some like to open their hearts on non-bike stuff on certain sites though.
I'm dying, I'm better, the dog's died, the bloke next door's built an extension, blah blah feckin' blah.
Where's the bloke with the H100 and the leaking petrol tap, that's what I want to know... :D

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Re: Quiet on here......
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 11:51:28 AM »
TBH whatever the medium there will be some who post things I have no interest in whatever.

I just move swiftly on. It doesn't hurt me.

I must confess however to occasionally rising to the bait when a poster on that site extols the "virtues" of the "land of the free" with absolutely no relevance to motorcycles classic or not.
Ian
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1982 Moto Guzzi V50

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Re: Quiet on here......
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2017, 05:01:44 PM »
I bet I know who you are talking about.........a pain in the arse septic know all,always goes one better.

I spent seven years on one site trying to help the others often with daft questions, It got more and more irritating, seemingly specialising in the sort of prat who asked complicated questions, about silly problems, thereby showing in reality he knew bugger all, then challenging the answer I gave.

In the end I came to the conclusion that the people who buy expensive classic bikes these days are middle-aged men who have done well in managerial positions or who have got a few bob and hate being told they have done something wrong or have bought a pile of crap for several 1000 more that it was worth.

A lot of the time their previous riding was done on a Honda 50 or a Bantam. Worst of all are the wanna be electronics gurus who seek a complicated technology soaked answer to cleaning the points on their magneto.

"Hi Guys I just sourced this cool retro bike like my grandad had and it won't start, why not?" is the one that plays up my dyspepsia.

Why do they always want to restore some scabby moped to its "former glory"?  ::) ::)

Its that time of the year again, bah humbug. >:(

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Re: Quiet on here......
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 05:53:28 PM »
Miserable old git. Quite right though.
Getting grumpy.

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Re: Quiet on here......
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 09:06:58 PM »
I fekking hate, despise, loathe Christmas and all the BS and outstretched hands that go with it.

I went to Salisbury today and had to run the gauntlet of the Christmas market, basically a collection of sheds selling tat and overpriced german sausage baps.
Happily I met a man doing a survey about what I thought of it,so I told him........................ ;) :o
Feeling better now. ;D

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Re: Quiet on here......
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 07:26:16 AM »
No better this side of the world, just hot as hell with it.  :P

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Re: Quiet on here......
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2017, 10:43:25 AM »
Would not complain at a bit of heat, it'd stop my joints aching and clear up my chest. All damp,wet, cold and in my bit masses of slushy mud.

Queer old world,  half the world lives in,the warm bits and wants to come here, and most here pay a fortune for a few weeks in the warm where the other lot come from.

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Re: Quiet on here......
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2017, 07:57:46 PM »
Warm is ok and I have no problem with warm. It has been 39 to 40C here for the last week. Can only get out to do stuff until about lunch time, then it is hide inside with the air conditioner. Sadly the nights have been 20C+ and unable to get a good sleep, so making me grumpier as well.
Would happily swap for some cold.   ;D

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Re: Quiet on here......
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2017, 11:40:59 AM »
"Hi Guys I just sourced this cool retro bike like my grandad had and it won't start, why not?" is the one that plays up my dyspepsia.
Why do they always want to restore some scabby moped to its "former glory"?  ::) ::)

Then there's the certain poster who posts pics of his latest acquisition so the clique can oooh and ahhh over it, the poster who posts daily pics of his rebuild when progress was little more than mounting a mudguard, also for the ooh and ahhh factor.
More generally there's those who post pics of some poor unsuspecting but complete bike and list their intentions of how they're going to nause it up, usually invoking the concept of "bobbing" even though that lost it's lustre a decade ago....

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Re: Quiet on here......
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2017, 12:28:14 PM »
I can't imagine who you might be referring to.
Getting grumpy.

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Re: Quiet on here......
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2017, 01:55:54 PM »
he he ;D

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Re: Quiet on here......
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2017, 10:30:11 PM »
The highest result of education is tolerance. Helen Keller
Merry Christmas all, safe travels!!!!!!!!!!!!