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Taking the Tenere for a paddle.

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Today we went for a ride into Northumberland and the Borders.
The sun was shining and it was utterly beautiful.
Somewhere, about as far from anywhere as it is possible to get, we found a pretty little ford.
So idyllic in fact that my bike decided to have a lie down in it!!!
Fortunately they bounce well do S10's.
The only damage was a bend in the stupid little peg on the side stand, a bend in the gear linkage adjuster.
Oh and a wet arse where I landed in the river.

I didn't spoil my day though.

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Steve_H @ 20/05/2015 19:33  

I'll put some pics on my profile cos they don't want to load here

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Steve_H @ 20/05/2015 19:33  

Steve you're a hero. A Big purple one.
Anyone that makes a plum of themselves and laughs it it off deserves a pint from XB

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Ragnar @ 20/05/2015 19:41  

Steve as a newbie that really helps me at so many levels ! Hope you dried out real fast! Thank you .

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Jackyan @ 20/05/2015 20:35  

Who's the newbie here??

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Ragnar @ 20/05/2015 20:39  

I dried out through the rest of the ride thanks. It's nice to know gortex works horizontally as well as vertically.
Northumberland and the Borders has got to be one of the best places in the country ride, walk and, errr, paddle!.
Although I do hear the m25 is popular

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Steve_H @ 20/05/2015 21:06  

FFS, you've only had it for half an hour- you dangleberry. Glad all is OK.
You can tell me the tale over a pint m8

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SlowGoose @ 20/05/2015 21:26  

It has to happen to someone so at least it wasn't me lol

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JP @ 21/05/2015 05:36  



I keep looking for the piccies....

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rowanblossom @ 21/05/2015 12:49  

They are on my profile Rowan.

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Steve_H @ 21/05/2015 18:25  

How did you manage to lie it down crossing that?

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PCGuru @ 21/05/2015 20:44  

Looks a lovely little puddle....slightly disappointed there are no action shots :-)

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rowanblossom @ 21/05/2015 20:44  

It's only about 6" deep PC but fucking slippy. Try standing on an oil slick and you'll get the idea.
Some locals up the road wondered how we had got across!

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Steve_H @ 21/05/2015 22:10  

But Lindsey managed it...


Now there's a proper rider, not a muppet!

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XKLYBR @ 22/05/2015 07:22  

Lol we all drop em. Dropped the zx12 a few weeks ago.. Blinking steering lock fell out and jammed the headstock.

That was an embarrassing petrol stop!

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Deleted Member @ 22/05/2015 20:20  

Hmmm, good job i was there to lift it off ya leg eh? ;)

Not an unusual thing to happen recently 3 times in about four weeks.; @PCGuru, @Stuie n an old geezer on the top of the moors going to Whitby.... Must be an epidemic! Lol

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Lindsay @ 22/05/2015 22:18  

NA we all drop em.. Even when I was a courier I used to drop my bikes.. Always when people were watching and when it was not a good place to do it. Like filtering or doing a U turn in a high street!

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