greetings from foggy London

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greetings from foggy London

#1 Unread post by jasper_mcc » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:26 am

Hi,

new member here from London (originally from Belfast). I've (against all better judgement) bought a brand new 650 v-strom as my first bike. It was the only thing that fitted!

I passed my bike test 10 years ago after 6 hours of tuition, then nothing until last month, when I just thought what the heck. Now I have a shiny new machine :).

Really enjoying myself, but the weather here hasn't been fantastic. The day after I picked it up there was 3 inches of snow on the seat.

Looking for some boots right now, has anyone got any recommendations? My friend says Sidi. I just don't know...

Jasper

p.s. if anyone in London sees someone in a 1980s Bros style leather jacket (so I was a fashion victim in 1988, so what?) tootling around nervously, say Hi!

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#2 Unread post by whisper15 » Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:18 pm

:welcome4: to TMW all the way from TEXAS. Enjoy the forum. There is a lot of info here :wave:
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#3 Unread post by RTR » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:34 pm

Welcome Jasper. I am from Newtownards, currently in Canada. Will be going home for a extended holiday this year.

Enjoy the message board. Ton's of great people in here.
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#4 Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:40 pm

:welcome2: to TMW from :canada:

You're in good company here. Lots of members from England.

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#5 Unread post by jasper_mcc » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:51 am

Thanks, everyone

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#6 Unread post by storysunfolding » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:00 am

Welcome. Nice ride.

Sidi is great if you have narrow feet. If not, check around. I'm not sure what's available over there compared to over here but I'm a big fan of the clearance sections :laughing:
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#7 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:32 am

storysunfolding wrote:Welcome. Nice ride.

but I'm a big fan of the clearance sections :laughing:
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#8 Unread post by MZ33 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:35 pm

I wouldn't be surprised to learn, someday, that I was born in the clearance aisle. I was practically raised there! :D
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#9 Unread post by MZ33 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:40 pm

:oops: :oops: Whoops! Forgot what I originally wanted to say, which was :welcome3: and :happybikeday: !!

I must say, too, that the idea of riding in fog makes me shudder. Clammy & cold & no one can see me! What's to like about that?
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#10 Unread post by XJRJohn » Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:44 am

Try these.....jandsclothing.co.uk They do some good deals.The bmf show is on before long,a bit expensive to get in(£16)but if you buy a few bits you can soon make that back.You can pick a pair of boots up for £15.xjrjohn
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best boots ever

#11 Unread post by redcoat » Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:45 am

Greetings!
I joined some 10 minutes ago, and was having a look at what others wrote as an intro to give me an idea what to write for my own. However, your question struck so deep that I have to answer before my intro.

I've been riding year round for 20 years on 2 continents on crappy old nails- so I know the cold. The BEST: cheapest, longest lasting and most comforatble motorcycle gear that can possible be had is a pair of "old generation" British combat boots. With felt insoles and fiherman's/
lumberjack thermal socks you can survive hours of -10C and lower riding. And i have to be careful- diabetic toes. I have a pair of oxfords for teaching in, and a pair of combat boots for wearing the rest of the time. They are like slippers (you get used to the weight). They polish easily, can be re-soled or healed. And, if you're in Aberdare, there is a place that sells them for 15GBP! (the pair I'm wearing now) Worth the ride from London! Beautiful riding country too- Brecon to Merthyr. Only thing (apart form hotgrips and bar muffs) that lets me survive Canadian winters.

ex-Merthyr boy

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