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2020 biking plans and ambitions

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by The_Abyss, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. Master Skooter

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 3,449

    Location: Somerset

    Sell my 07 plate Fazer 600 S2, pay off my debts, finally rebuild the NSR250 I bought in 2005 :p....hopefully get a BMW 1200GS and see some of Europe. Oh and find a new GF to share said adventures with ;)

    Maybe do Mugello this year before Vale retires...
     
  2. The Deuce

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 1,934

    Location: In the sticks

    Off to the TT again then doing the NC500 sometime in summer.
     
  3. eddie101

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 15, 2007

    Posts: 1,230

    Location: Staffs

    All being well, the NC500 is looking on the cards July/August time :)
     
  4. MowyTone

    Mobster

    Joined: May 4, 2009

    Posts: 3,366

    Location: Southampton

    I'd like to see a meet sorted for us lot. It's been a few years since the last one.

    Apart from that I'm prob going to go out on some rides but I have my 2nd little one due on 20th July so might throw a spanner in the works.
     
  5. BUDFORCE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 3, 2012

    Posts: 2,121

    Actually did about 70 miles today!

    That'll be that till April now probably.....

    I am going to make more of an effort this year, I used to use my bike for commuting, so did a fair fe wmiles, since a year ago, I work from home and it wasnt a habbit of mine to just get on it for fun, other than a few occasions id go to.

    I think this year I need to get in to the mindset my bike is there for leisure and to use it just for that purpose now and then.
     
  6. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,381

    Location:

    I was out on my bike every single day last year, I couldn’t get enough of it!
     
  7. Junglist

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 5,582

    Location: Bristol

    To start riding again. Where I was living had a few bikes stolen so I decided to move my bike to my mothers which meant I probably only rid it about 2 or 3 times last year. Gutted.

    New house is a) in a nicer area and b) has an accessible rear garden so I'll be riding it again and I can't wait. I'll be getting the bike a nice service as an apology to it.
     
  8. Captain

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2011

    Posts: 18,381

    Location:

    What you got now? Was it an R6?
     
  9. Junglist

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 5,582

    Location: Bristol

    Yeah still the R6. No plans to change for a while unless I randomly come into some money. It just wasn't worth having it where I am currently as there was no off street parking and the chances of it getting stolen were far higher than I was comfortable taking.

    Really excited to take it out again both for work and pleasure.
     
  10. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 20,843

    My passport turned up yesterday so now I just need some nice hot weather and some time off work
     
  11. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Just finished planning our Euro trip and booking all the accommodation possible. After some negotiation with wives it has expanded to 11 days ( :D ) and 4,200 km plus whatever we do on some rest days. We're going to try and do a couple of days of wild camping somewhere high in the Alps, and have managed to find a cheap yurt to stay in right at the base of Susten Pass in Switzerland. Roll on summer!
     
  12. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 42,186

    Location: /* */

    Let me know if you want company through Furka/Susten/Grimsel.
     
  13. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    We've three nights at Gadmen Camping at the foot of Susten. Drop a note if you wish to join.
     
  14. marcg868

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 16, 2016

    Posts: 238

    Location: East Lancashire

    More pleasure miles instead of commuting. Bike has its first Mot in March.
     
  15. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Organised and booked up a little long weekend up to the Lake District towards the end of April. That's three trips away now - I think my wife has patience for just about one more :)
     
  16. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Conscious that I'm quoting myself, but this post did not age well. It seems highly improbably that it'll be possible, so I've just cancelled the accommodation. We can always camp if by some miracle the travel restrictions are lifted.

    Now looking very nervously at the end of July...
     
  17. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Sorned......
     
  18. helpimcrap

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 12,422

    Location: Leicestershire

    My plan now is just to get my bike working.... lol.
     
  19. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 20,843

    And for a virus to disappear :(

    How plans change...:mad:
     
  20. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,805

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    We spent the last month swearing blind that we were going to do the NC500 and, having a very narrow window, were gambling that Scotland would be opened up before our departure date of 18 July. It was, so... we've just rebooked and are going to Switzerland :) Camping on Susten Pass. Let's try and salvage something out of this year.