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I received these e-mails which are worth a read!

      Morning David,
 
I've forwarded the tale of my yesterday's "Mike goes to buy a new bike" as evidence of the sanity of Pembleton owners, many of whom are also bikers, in case you need padding forthe next ePAG. Duncan might send pictures of the primus breakfast if you ask
----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Meakin
To: DUNCAN GRIMMOND
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: Bikes

Hi Duncan,
Primus breakfast indeed - they've got you marked down as a jolly good "Boys' Escape" (please can I go and play at Duncan's?) - I wish I was closer - I can do cracking, blow-torch sourdough toast.
 
Yes - it's the Breva I mentioned. Salutary tale: owner Dave was very happily (and lucratively) employed, got to 65, retired and drew OAP, deferring his occupational pension. Decided to activate that some time later - it had "gone", courtesy of Maxwell. Dave is now happily zapping about on the Grey Hornet, ( a bit buzzy at speed) cash in hand and I'm grunting along on  bike with seemingly endless supplies of beans - not hugely faster than the R850R but so much more relaxed.
 
Tale for your next Boys' Breakfast: seller Dave lives in Beverley - we agreed to meet at The Kitchen, Nocton Heath (A15 between Sleaford and Lincoln) as being roughly midway. I called in at Scriminger Enterprises on the way (comfort break and a chat) then set off for the meet. 20 minutes later I find "Newark, 8 miles" - the old idiot's on the A17, so quick about turn, hotfoot back to Sleaford, take A15 to Lincoln and arrive, ten minutes late. Cursory look at each bike - both in better shape than expected, both just covered ~100 miles briskly, quick sit in the saddle, blip the throttle (both bikes twitch to the right), grin and repair to Kitchen for tea, all-day breakfast, more tea, ring Footman James (stupid scenario - we're both on mobiles across a table, speaking to two people in FJ sitting in the same room!). Handover exchange of papers, plain brown envelope, two sets of keys for you, two for me, Tog up, shake hands and we're off in opposite directions.
 
Ten miles down the road (and high as a kite) it occurs to me that we didn't pay! My second 'about turn of the day' and back to the Kitchen. Enter sheepish old goat to roars of laughter from the guy behind the counter " You looked like a pair of bikers - not bilkers - I knew one of you would come back and pay!".
 
regards
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: DUNCAN GRIMMOND
To: Michael Meakin
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: Bikes

Well, really, talk about fickle! 
Looks good, is that the Brava 1100 you mentioned? I was out on the Velo last week, then I remembered I had no MoT and had to make a dash for home. 
Had a visit from Phil (connor-wood) to look at the Brooklands and limper. He was suitably amused by a run around the block, wants a trike with a beetle-back.
Albert C and Basil S were over on Saturday for a Primus breakfast nonsense( a jolly good time was had by all)  and for some ali for a new mudguard for Basil's car. They are coming back next Sat to do the forming(Helmet style guard)

Duncan 

 
 



On 14 Mar 2012, at 19:04, Michael Meakin wrote:

Hi Duncan,
Gotta Guzzi, notgotta BMW.

Well, really, talk about fickle!
Looks good, is that the Brava 1100 you mentioned? I was out on the  
Velo last week, then I remembered I had no MoT and had to make a dash  
for home.
Had a visit from Phil (connor-wood) to look at the Brooklands and  
limper. He was suitably amused by a run around the block, wants a  
trike with a beetle-back.
Albert C and Basil S were over on Saturday for a Primus breakfast  
nonsense( a jolly good time was had by all)  and for some ali for a  
new mudguard for Basil's car. They are coming back next Sat to do the  
forming (Helmet style guard)

Duncan



On 14 Mar 2012, at 19:04, Michael Meakin wrote:

> Hi Duncan,
> Gotta Guzzi, notgotta BMW.




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