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About grumpyoldjanner

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  • Birthday 16/09/1987


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  1. When you have an unexpected week off work what better than an impromptu trip round Wales? Averaged a touch over 200 miles a day, which is more than enough tucked up on a sports bike! Took a clockwise route travelling up the western side of Mid Wales on the way out taking in the Black Mountain Pass, Abergwesyn Pass and the Elan Valley. Only rain during the trip thankfully started about 5 minutes after arriving at my accommodation in Snowdonia, where it proceeded to chuck it down for the evening. Thankfully it had cleared up by the following morning so had dry weather to take in the Pen-y-Pass
  2. Interesting stuff. Have done ice baths before after running marathons and found my knees and quad muscles ached a lot less the next day. Never thought about doing it as a daily thing though. Might have to give it a go if it cuts down on the morning hunger pangs. Put on far to much weight over the last 12 months that I need to start shifting in anticipation that we'll be allowed this summer.
  3. Hello from Plymouth Hopefully you'll get the chance soon to strech it's legs soon.
  4. 1. Stutopia x2 2. Kev T 3. Jack94 4. Harrison140 5. davey83 6. StormtrooperZ 7. andy James x1 8. Andy_Muxlow x1 9. zzIncubus x1 10. ILikeDolphins 11. NeeZ 12. Ricochet 13. Grumpyoldjanner
  5. Finally scratched the itch and got my bike license in June last year. Kept it Japanese and treated myself to a Honda CBR650F. Should keep me amused for another year or two till I’ve got a bit more experience and no claims under my belt and hope to trade up to a Fireblade
  6. Food shopping in my local Tesco yesterday and the toilet roll aisle was empty. However there was plenty of kitchen roll in the next aisle over. Thinking of buying it all and re-packaging it as 'Jumbo Toilet Roll'
  7. Must have been an oddball growing up, Diddy Kong Racing on the N64 over Mario Kart for me.
  8. I wonder if they go round sticking them on high performance saloons and estate cars as well or just 4x4s? Don't a lot of them these days (particularly the smaller 'cross-over types') come with pokey little 1.4 engines and hybrids? Yet you can drive round in a discreet saloon car with a massive great big V8 and the environmentalists don't bat an eye lid.
  9. Agreed. Got into motorbiking last year and every now and again get thoughts of selling the Zed for a cheap and practical run about (normally when I'm stuck behind a queue of traffic doing 40 on a 60mph twisty A road) and upgrading the bike. Then I have to drive one of the work's diesel Astras and after returning to base and getting in the Zed to drive home soon change my mind! There is also the smug satisfaction of driving something a little different (and beautiful!) rather than another drab identical looking Euro box.
  10. Speaking from experience, going down the motorbike route doesn't save any money! Had the same thought at the start of the year so did my CBT with the intention of pottering to work and round town on a 125cc. So spent a couple of thousand on a bike and all the kit. Returned around 110 mpg round town and to work and back so may have eventually paid back the out lay but it only lasted about 4 months as its lack of power got very boring very fast. So then it was a few hundred £££s more for my DAS course and test followed by a few thousand more £££s on a Honda CBR650F and then because I had a nice,
  11. Nearly all positive comments when I'm in my Zed as well other than the odd glare from people who decide I'm speeding based purely on the look and sound of the car. Work colleagues like to give me a lot of stick about being a boy racer though. This despite the fact I think I'm the only person on the team with a clean driving license The standard of other people's driving though I find is much worse. You get the boy racers who want race you at the lights, people tailgating through town to show their car is just as fast, because at 30mph the Zed is almost flat out Motorways are the w
  12. What is it that makes the Police hypocrites and that you disagree with? In relation to the comments about drones, there are strict regulations about flying drones in built up areas and yes the police have some exemptions. However, this does not make them hypocrites. For a start not any police officer can fly drones, those that can will have undergone Civil Aviation Authority approved training. Training, usually for commercial operators, is also available to the public that will allow them to fly drones over built up areas. Secondly, the drones the police use aren't you £100 cheap Chinese made
  13. Nigel Farage is one of the biggest conmen going. It's hard to decide which his best con is, managing to convince people that he is a 'man of the people' when he is very much one of the 'privileged' that he rallies against or that over the years he has been paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to represent us in Europe, which he has not done, then continuously bleats that we have no voice in Europe. And to those that are saying we have to leave because that's what we voted for and that's how democracy works and if we don't leave we're living in a dictatorship, you're talking @*!#. O
  14. Got all excited then reading the thread title thinking I'd been spotted but alas no, don't have louvers on mine. Don't recall ever seeing that one round Plymouth either but that's not to say it isn't local.
  15. Always wanted a motorbike since I was a youth but wasn’t allowed one whilst I was living under the parent’s roof. After moving out plans for a bike took a back seat to paying the mortgage, bills and a bad case of Zeditis! Finally took the plunge at the start of the year and did my CBT and now the happy owner of a Yamaha MT125. Plan is to clock up some experience over the summer with view to doing my test around September so I can get a big boy’s bike. Here she is seen on her own and next to her big sister. Only a 400bhp difference in power. Although the bike will do almost 140mpg
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