- Mar 7, 2020
Johnny Morris was a keeper, too! (Sorry, not a lot going on here..)
Clive, you nor anyone else needs to do anything to make me do everything within my power to avoid hospitals!Too Right FE you stay out of there - just remember Garner's trick of taking in working units for servicing then removing spare parts to repair others!!!!!!!!
She's a beut. Had one in the 70's, flat-track styled it, wish I'd kept it!
so that’s balls out riding then......Another good wheeze is to say you are going to the bank with important documents to be signed....don't forget the documents
I sent a photo of me outside a bank via WhatsApp to my children showing them I was usefully using the lockdown time whizzing
about in the sunshine on my motorbikes.
Our daughter is a medic at a large hospital. She was in charge of issuing drugs to patients on several heart and stroke wards, but
has been transferred to Critical Care for the last three weeks, probably as she is young and fit. She is working long hours, little PPE
and says they are short of drugs. (Fast Eddie best get his Calpol soon and keep it in his pocket)
She said if any old codgers who fall off their motorbikes end up in critical care they might not get the polite, professional care of
normal times. She went on to explain some procedures that may be applied to said old codgers which sounded a bit medieval
rather than medical and I'm not sure would be allowed to be printed on this family forum.
Take care not to fall off; especially Fast Eddie as he is within range of the major hospital where our daughter works. I'd miss
his posts and his wife might miss the bits non-surgically removed in critical care
My 961 is gorgeous keeper..I can post with some joviality as I don't have to deal with the awful stuff our daughter is dealing with.
This morning I went to deliver shopping to my 91 year old mother. On a straight open section of country road
a UJM came past my car at well over 100 mph and disappeared into the wooded area where the road narrows
into slight bends. In less time than I could think tosser a refuse lorry came out of the dark wooded area slightly
on the wrong side of the road.
I presume that the UJM rider is not aware that the Ambulance service are a bit busy with many staff off sick.
Following the ticking off by our daughter I'm going to fiddle with my isolasics this afternoon in the sun
Good luck and take care one and all
Everyone needs a Royal Enfield Himalayan,I'm definitely keeping my 961, since I have other bikes to ride in the event one bike is down for maintenance / repairs for a while. If I only had one bike, It would not be my Norton, MV Agusta or SWM - probably wouldn't be any of my current bikes. It would likely be a recent Ducati Multistrada Pikes Peak. To me that bike is the Swiss Army knife of motorcycles.
It would be interesting to find the demographics of current 961 owners..I was taking a beer in the man cave earlier and polishing the bikes with a bit of muc off polish. I came to the conclusion that the 961 or rather what may come after it such as a "999 or 1200 Commando" will never be a volume bike made in the UK. But if the company goes into liquidation and someobody bids for whatever IP there is and decided to make small numbers and I really do mean small numbers from a small facility (not Donnington Hall), what would they sell for. Companies like Matisse sell their bikes for £17K+ I think and there really isn't much to them.
The quality of most parts on my 961 I think are very good, what if someone stuck to pretty much the same build quality, albeit improved on one or two things, maybe Al tank from the getgo, what would some folk pay for a british commando? unlikely they would achieve brough superior prices but would there be an appetite for something retailing around £25K and would a small concern make a living from that, assuming they have no Astons and ambitions of TT glory.