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Archive for March, 2007

Toastmasters

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Tonight I went along to toastmasters a non for profit public speaking organisation. I used to belong when I lived in New Zealand and Australia but somehow managed to get out of having to make any speeches as frankly it terrifies me. But being able to speak to a group is a really good skill […]

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Up to Test Standard

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

I turned up on Sunday for my observed ride to see if I was up to test standard in order to sit the IAM test ride. Unfortunately they didn’t think I was coming as I hadn’t replied to the email saying who was in which group as I hadn’t realised I was suppose to reply. […]

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Iceland or Isle of Wight

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

I am planning to ride my bike up to the Faroe Islands via Aberdeen and the Shetland Islands and back via the Orkney Islands and the Highlands. I have wanted to visit these islands for ages. I would like to continue the trip up to Iceland but it would either mean spending only a couple […]

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Route Planning

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

My company has said that they would like to get rid of all contractors (me) by the end of the coming financial year (end of March 2008) and as I now want to do Alaska to Argentina starting in August of 2008 I have been dreaming of (for some time now) extending my trip to […]

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Stripped Screws

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Last week I stripped the screws holding my front fork on so this week I had to take the windscreen and front fairing off in order to get at the screws and use an impact hammer to drive a larger screw into the head and get the screws out. I am also worried as my […]

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Guilty Pleasures

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

This post is nothing about my motorbike vibrating at high speeds or the comment someone made on my blog linking it to lovebiker.com with its suggestive biker talk. Rather I went to see the BBC Concert Orchestra play with various UK music artists performing all those classic songs you love to sing along with on […]

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Suzuki Riding for Relay for Life

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

A friend of mine pointed out that a couple who just learnt to ride are riding around New Zealand in order to raise money for cancer so I thought seeing as how I will be in a similar position in a bit over a years time I should show my support. You can check out […]

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The Round Britain Rally

Monday, March 19th, 2007

I have signed up for the Round Britain Rally. An organised photography treasure hunt around Britain which in their words is ‘The Round Britain Rally (R.B.R.) is a touring and photographic event for motorcyclists and drivers of sidecar outfits and three wheeled vehicles (Lomax, Bond, Reliant and other Tri-cars). The objective is to encourage you […]

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The Science of Sleep

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

A while ago I saw the movie The Science of Sleep by Michel Gondry, the same writer and director that did Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The movie is described as ‘A playful romantic fantasy set inside the topsy-turvy brain of Stephane Miroux (Gael Garcia Bernal) an eccentric young man whose dreams constantly invade […]

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LondonBikers.com France Ride Out

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

I left for the Ace Café at five in the morning for a six o’clock start. Someone decided that even though the city would be empty that it would be a good idea to ride almost due west on the A40 to then go around the M25 which meant I did about 150 miles rather […]

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