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by Richard Simpson Mark II
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: HOW TO..........
Topic: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?
Replies: 14
Views: 537

Re: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?

After over 4 decades of riding, I'd say the most important skill is not falling off. It's one I still hope to master! (although on my 950 I always opt to let the thing fall gently, rather then fight it and have it win!) There speaks a trail rider of experience..... MUCH experience! :-) I'm really g...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: France and Germany at the moment.. My findings
Replies: 20
Views: 990

Re: France and Germany at the moment.. My findings

"We arrive back Sunday from Germany back to work Monday " No self isolating Tramp? I take it it was a work trip? At least you get to go abroad. I can't think of a better way to self-isolate than live in the cab of a lorry for a week. 'The loneliness of the long-distance driver' That's got a ring to...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: O'neal MX boots
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: O'neal MX boots

I had a pair, can't remember which model. I bought them as a very lightly used secondhand pair a few years ago, had no issues with them in a couple of years trail use, comfy and not overly heavy for a mx boot. I gave them to a mate who is still using them as I found a pair of Gaernes for a good pri...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: O'neal MX boots
Replies: 3
Views: 163

O'neal MX boots

O'neal MX boots seem to be on offer at very good prices at the moment.

Has anyone tried them, and are they any good?
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: MX Boots
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: MX Boots

My autumn, winter, spring boot of choice is a TCX Goretex touring boot, which they appear not to make any more.

If has an MX-style buckle at the bottom and a velcro flap up the leg. There is a shin guard, too.

I find them good in all weathers/conditions, but would only use them on the road.
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: not a proper adventure bike
Replies: 92
Views: 11510

Re: not a proper adventure bike

Said...."ooo, that looks heavy mate, I bet it'll be a struggle to pick up."

or

"If you go on the BMW off-road course they'll train you to pick that up."
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: HOW TO..........
Topic: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?
Replies: 14
Views: 537

Re: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?

After over 4 decades of riding, I'd say the most important skill is not falling off.

It's one I still hope to master!

(although on my 950 I always opt to let the thing fall gently, rather then fight it and have it win!)
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: MX Boots
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: MX Boots

Yes, I've always used MX boots for trail riding. My experience of 'trail' boots is that they fall apart very quickly. Here are the pros and cons of MX boots Pro Unrivalled protection for your feet and lower legs Long-lasting Cons Inflexible, no feel Heavy Not nice to walk in Not waterproof If you ha...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Pacemaker's owners club
Replies: 72
Views: 4096

Re: Pacemaker's owners club

Thanks, that's very reassuring.

I shudder to think what it all cost.
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: France and Germany at the moment.. My findings
Replies: 20
Views: 990

Re: France and Germany at the moment.. My findings

Having travelled to Germany on business quite a lot in the last few decades, I've never been impressed by the Brexiteers argument that we should leave the EU 'because of the bloody Germans'. In my view, we'd do very well to hire a load of German civil servants, educationalists, and industrialists to...

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