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« Reply #2280 on: January 09, 2018, 09:47:00 PM »

Parted with the girl and kept the bike?  Andy, you haven't finished being a biker yet!   Grin
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« Reply #2281 on: January 10, 2018, 10:33:16 PM »

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« Reply #2282 on: January 11, 2018, 01:05:07 AM »

Parted with the ex missis, and still got a trike  Wink
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« Reply #2283 on: January 11, 2018, 09:32:43 PM »

Glad to read that you have decided to get the bike finished.
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« Reply #2284 on: January 11, 2018, 10:14:16 PM »

I decided to get a chap in to do it for me Smiley
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« Reply #2285 on: January 16, 2018, 03:52:58 PM »

I split up with my girlfriend Louise at the weekend -it was an occasional, long distance thing as she lives in Brighton & travels up & down between there & Oxford each week, so we never got to see each other & it was just slowly petering out.
She messaged me to say So you got rid of your motorbike & your girlfriend in one day.
I replied that actually I'd changed my mind & decided to keep the motorbike.
She's not talking to me anymore Smiley

Sooo young Andy is this romance back on again???
congrats if it is.

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« Reply #2286 on: January 16, 2018, 09:09:35 PM »

It's complicated!
She has grown up kids, one of whom's been in & out of hospital most of his life. So she leads a hectic life, constantly running back & forth to hospitals & doesn't really have time or room in it for a relationship. We get on very well & care about each other a lot, but I don't think it's ever going to be a cosy little domestic life together.
We spent a few hours together yesterday & it was lovely, but I was just driving her from home in Brighton, up to a specialist hospital in Oxford. Not really very romantic Smiley
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« Reply #2287 on: January 16, 2018, 09:53:27 PM »

everybody's life's complicated don't let that spoil both your chances of being happy,just roll with it
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« Reply #2288 on: January 16, 2018, 11:05:40 PM »

You gonna walk the streets forever then Mankey? Perhaps a change is required?
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« Reply #2289 on: January 16, 2018, 11:07:33 PM »

Sounds like its time to retire and get some ,hot rodding, done Wink Wink
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« Reply #2290 on: January 16, 2018, 11:09:01 PM »

Maybe the two of you are just what each other needs, just now.   Sometimes you have to take what life offers and go with it.  After all, she has a complicated life and you have a pop to build...............

Or whatever, of course!
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« Reply #2291 on: January 16, 2018, 11:28:44 PM »

Sometimes I think I live my life by committee Smiley
Yes, my flock of guardian angels, I'll see how it develops & let you know.  Wink
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« Reply #2292 on: January 18, 2018, 02:16:54 PM »

Bought myself an early birthday pressie.
I've been thinking about getting a bike lift for a while, but obviously didn't bother when I thought I was selling the bike. Mr Dslam has one in his Shed of Wondrous Things & it certainly makes working on bikes so much easier. I've got a knee injury at the moment, but I'm not getting any younger & scrabbling about on the floor's getting less & less appealing.
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« Reply #2293 on: January 18, 2018, 02:17:53 PM »

It weighed a ton! (About 200lbs actually). Fortunately the delivery driver was happy to take it to my lock-up garage, rather than dropping it at the house, but I don't think he was too impressed at having to reverse his lorry back out.
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« Reply #2294 on: January 18, 2018, 02:21:27 PM »

The ramp's too steep for the low slung chop, but fortunately I've got a length of bike trailer channel, kindly donated by Tony Oily Bike, so I can get a shallower run up onto the bench.
The front wheel's held in an adjustable clamp & the bike's on it's sidestand. No facility for tie-down straps, but it seems fairly secure. Yes, there's a safety bar so it can't collapse.
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