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Offline Fario

Adventure bike riding in 1903
« on: September 29, 2016, 12:04:43 pm »
Found this on the internet - worth a read

http://www.go-faster.com/quadrantmotorcycle1903TomSilver.html

Hope link works!

Enjoy
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Re: Adventure bike riding in 1903
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 12:57:12 pm »
Thx for the share.  Excellent read.
 

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Re: Adventure bike riding in 1903
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 11:55:01 am »
A truly inspiring story, and one that gives gives lie to all the old wives tales about the unreliability of old British bikes.  :deal:

What the story neglects to mention though is the amount of time he spent getting his high speed rebound damping just right, and the fact that his TC, ABS, and ESC, weren't working most of the time, and that in the end he just disconnected the lot and soldiered on without them.  :o

What a hero!   :ricky:
 

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Re: Adventure bike riding in 1903
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 08:06:25 am »
Amazing find.  :thumleft:

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Re: Adventure bike riding in 1903
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2016, 09:09:25 am »
Funny complaining about red tape in Cape Town hehe
 

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Re: Adventure bike riding in 1903
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2016, 10:17:07 am »
What an amazing story. Can't believe he managed without meerkatting on a 150hp adv bike  >:D :pot:
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Re: Adventure bike riding in 1903
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2016, 10:57:14 am »
Great read.

Would be nice to recreate the ride.
 

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Re: Adventure bike riding in 1903
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2016, 11:04:04 am »
Love the proper use of the English language. Just that makes it worth the read. Thanks  :thumleft:
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Re: Adventure bike riding in 1903
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2016, 11:51:23 am »
Splendid! Rule no 1, always pack the brandy :-)
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