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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:57 pm 
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Associate and Full Members - from February we're inviting full members to join the associate social rides. Myself and Alan Burke had been asked by some full members if they could joing these rides as the 'pace' is more 'relaxed' than the Full Member rides run by Richard. This will also be a good opportunity for socialising and for associates to observe other riders who've passed their test. It was recognised that some Full Members may not have been riding a great deal so this will give them a good opportunity to polish their skills and get back into Richard's full member rides.

Note: Associates may be new to riding the 'marker system', therefore these ride outs give them an insight into group riding. With that in mind we don't want full members overtaking within the group to keep progessing quickly to pole position by overtaking the associates etc.. All need to take part in dropping off and waiting for the tail ender to understand the system. Appreciate your understanding.

Date: Sunday February 21st.
Meet: Sainsburys Springfield - Boreham exit A12.
Time: 09:15 - prompt depart 09:30
Full tank of fuel.
Distance: 100 miles approx.
Brunch in Bury St. Edmunds.

If weather freezing then update will be issued by Saturday.

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Mick(07762 889408) and Alan.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:40 pm 
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Thank you for the information. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people on the last associate ride I joined. Though I love riding and could easily spend all day on the bike, weekends are busy and a shorter distance ride means I can still get the jobs done at home! Look forward to seeing you soon. Paula


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:24 pm 
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that is a good idea. hope to see you on this ride. people I have spoken to found it quite daunting when full members was passing them at speed close by. when I was an associate looking for the overtake. it was made a lot harder as some full members was getting up my rear and made me feel uncomfortable as I did not know if they was going to come with me

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:50 pm 
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Sider have you ever made an overtake? :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:49 am 
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Quite a few dear boy. Not you though. I never see you on Richards rides to attempt it.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:38 pm 
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It was cold last week, and it will be cold again this week, but this Sunday started off at 10 degrees and rose to 16! Old Cold Bones thought it was great. Mick led a dozen bikes out onto rather greasy roads for 'lunch' at the Rushbrooke Arms, but we had some sun on the way back. He even put in a U-turn to make me feel comfortable. Mick did a grand job, and my only beef was that he stopped for petrol at Barton Mills at 105.9p per litre, when we had earlier passed a Tesco which offered 97.9p/litre. The run distance was a little over the promised 100 miles. Alan was an efficient back marker. Pictures have been posted.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:09 pm 
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Thanks Richard for the ride to that decent cafe. Great bunch of riders and fun. Thanks Geoff for waiting when it nearly went wrong

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:12 pm 
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spider wrote:
Thanks Richard for the ride to that decent cafe. Great bunch of riders and fun. Thanks Geoff for waiting when it nearly went wrong


Wrong Forum, wrong ride!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:30 pm 
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spider wrote:
Thanks Richard for the ride to that decent cafe. Great bunch of riders and fun. Thanks Geoff for waiting when it nearly went wrong


... and wrong group (I think)! :oops:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:55 pm 
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Ignore Spider. He's just a plum.

And Chris, if all you have to complain about is a marginal fuel cost difference, then poor show old man.
I'm sure the fuel quality was better than the Tesco rubbish!
I stopped using Tesco and started using BP. I've seen an increase of 1-2 mpg and the bike feels like it performs better.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:37 pm 
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Great ride ta, Hope everyones ears have returned to normal from my lovely Harley pipes lol

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:43 pm 
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Where are the pictures posted to?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:25 pm 
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Welcome Vince.

Don't ignore Spider- he's very entertaining. :lol:

Chris' fuel saving at Tesco is 8.2%; Mike's most excellent fuel efficient transport apparently exhibits a 2.5% improvement in mileage figures whilst sipping a significantly better marketed fuel with allegedly superior additives (that even they decline to explicitly claim). Both right & both tongue in cheek. :D

See pictures linked at the bottom of Chris' post: http://edmxtech.co.uk/eamg.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:32 pm 
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Thanks for the math Ron.
You also have to bear in mind the NC does 74.3 mpg whereas the Versys does just over 50. So I am assuming you have taken that into consideration?
Plus I filled up at BP last night at 1.029 so the difference is less. (Assuming I would use the Versys on such a ride)
This could spark an interesting debate if anyone really can be bothered!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:09 pm 
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It is worth bothering about if you get better mileage & performance.

But do you?
I think I do with higher octane fuel, but not with different brands.

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