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  • 23-02-2014 2:37pm
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    Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 12,778 Mod ✭✭✭✭


    I think we did this quite a while back, good for a bit of banter... Now that the season is upon us lets get the chat going. Few links to start it off:

    Rain Alarm - it's app for your phone which vibrates and alerts you if its going to rain in your area. Seems to be pretty accurate.

    Top 10 Driving Roads: I would really love to take a trip to ride as many of these as possible...

    Big Playlist of riding techniques: Huge big list of videos about riding techniques, safety, cornering, getting the knee down, and even how to do wheelies! This is the first one, about track riding positions - pretty interesting



    MyBikeManuals.com - massive collection of bike manuals in pdf


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 12,778 Mod ✭✭✭✭Zascar


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    No one got anything else to contribute? :confused: lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,282 ✭✭✭prunudo


    Sound familiar?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,088 ✭✭✭aaakev


    is there a list of the best driving roads in ireland?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,013 ✭✭✭✭Wonda-Boy


    Rain alarm fook me the thing will be going off all month long....lol.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 12,778 Mod ✭✭✭✭Zascar


    aaakev wrote: »
    is there a list of the best driving roads in ireland?

    I did a round Ireland trip and did loads of research beforehand of the best roads. I might have the list somewhere I'll try to dig it out...
    Wonda-Boy wrote: »
    Rain alarm fook me the thing will be going off all month long....lol.
    I know its depressing I hope it gets better soon... It does not dound an alarm just vibrates - however you can 'mute' it for a few hours/days/week etc. Also just handy to check whenever needed.

    What's a good site for checking the weather? Some of them are useless - and I hate met.ie


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  • Registered Users Posts: 471 ✭✭sleepysniper


    Went up to Killarney last weekend in the car no less (herself wouldn't go pillion that distance...:rolleyes:) - immediately realised I brought the wrong vehicle once I got onto the Ring of Kerry, will definitely be back with the bike next time - hopefully the summer coming.:cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,488 ✭✭✭RosieJoe


    Anyone ever see the Mr Bean episode where he pushes the car through a red light copying the cyclist? Saw a bloke on a motorbike do that today! Stops at red light, gets off the bike and pushes it around the corner and then hops on the bike and drives down the road.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,088 ✭✭✭aaakev


    Haha genius!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,454 ✭✭✭Blondie919


    Zascar wrote: »

    What's a good site for checking the weather? Some of them are useless - and I hate met.ie

    The daily forecasts by M.T. Cranium in the Weather Forum here on Boards are fairly bang on. He posts early every morning.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 12,778 Mod ✭✭✭✭Zascar


    Went up to Killarney last weekend in the car no less (herself wouldn't go pillion that distance...:rolleyes:) - immediately realised I brought the wrong vehicle once I got onto the Ring of Kerry, will definitely be back with the bike next time - hopefully the summer coming.:cool:

    The roads around kerry and cork are incredible, especially the Ring of Kerry. I did it in the car years ago which I loved but went back on the bike last year - just brilliant. Have a video of it here. Can't wait to go back. I'd also like to do a trip up north to Donegal and the Antrim coast road, its where Joey Dunlop cut his teeth and I hear its fantastic biking country.


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 12,778 Mod ✭✭✭✭Zascar


    What a save

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  • Registered Users Posts: 987 ✭✭✭rat_race


    Zascar wrote: »

    MyBikeManuals.com - massive collection of bike manuals in pdf

    http://www.pdfmotomanual.com is much better for manuals, IMO; there's way more -- at least for the models I've searched for. YMMV.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,443 ✭✭✭MonstaMash


    Zascar wrote: »
    What's a good site for checking the weather? Some of them are useless - and I hate met.ie
    http://www.yr.no/


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,488 ✭✭✭RosieJoe


    Passed 2 northsiders arguing on the half way mark of O'Connell Bridge today, a bloke and a girl. He says to her that he cannot go over the bridge as he'd get charged. She turns around and told him it's free to cross the bridge. His response, I mean I'll be arrested if I go to that side, pointing towards D'Olier Street.

    Tune in, same bat time, same bat channel for yet another installment of Rosie's walk at lunchtime.


  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭dwelby101


    I just moved to germany there 2 weeks ago and on my way to work this morning i got feckin flashed by a mobile speed trap, a blinding red flash and then the realization... FOOK. I'm just hoping that since the bike is only registered in Ireland they wont have me on their system and ill get away with it, also the flash was from the front so it they had no cameras to catch my tail then im thinking ill be alright. These guys dont mess around, for anyone who might be interested heres a list of their penalty system a slight bit of google translate might be nescessary. Anyone have any stories of this sort of thing? I also wonder if there is something you could put on a number plate to reflect a camera flash?


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,263 ✭✭✭✭Cienciano


    Zascar wrote: »
    What's a good site for checking the weather? Some of them are useless - and I hate met.ie

    I find met.ie to be good, but you have to check it that morning to get accuracy. I usually check it in bed before I get up. And check the regional section dublin. Always bang on.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,443 ✭✭✭MonstaMash


    €50 1966 Lambretta LI 150 barn find for restoration :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,088 ✭✭✭aaakev


    MonstaMash wrote: »
    €50 1966 Lambretta LI 150 barn find for restoration :cool:

    Rather you than me!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,443 ✭✭✭MonstaMash


    aaakev wrote: »
    Rather you than me!
    You'd be surprised how much pleasure can be derived from a job well done at the end of the build :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,766 ✭✭✭✭galwaytt


    MonstaMash wrote: »
    €50 1966 Lambretta LI 150 barn find for restoration :cool:

    If you're selling, I'm buying - where is it ?

    Here's why: lost youth and all that:

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    Ode To The Motorist

    “And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, generates funds to the exchequer. You don't want to acknowledge that as truth because, deep down in places you don't talk about at the Green Party, you want me on that road, you need me on that road. We use words like freedom, enjoyment, sport and community. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent instilling those values in our families and loved ones. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the tax revenue and the very freedom to spend it that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you" and went on your way. Otherwise I suggest you pick up a bus pass and get the ********* ********* off the road” 



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,088 ✭✭✭aaakev


    MonstaMash wrote: »
    You'd be surprised how much pleasure can be derived from a job well done at the end of the build :)

    Oh I know the pleasure! Its the commitment to doing it I couldnt handle now because im too busy! good luck with it though, it deserves its own thread!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,443 ✭✭✭MonstaMash


    galwaytt wrote: »
    If you're selling, I'm buying
    Sorry galwaytt, she's not for sale.

    I promised my young fella we'd fix it up together as his first ride on my € as long as he pays for his own IBT (got to give him the incentive) ;):)


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 12,778 Mod ✭✭✭✭Zascar


    I'm going to a wedding in California in June, good school friend so a few of us going over. One of the lads is also a bike Biker, so I'm very tempted to rent bikes for a few days and get a few miles in. As it's America I'm thinking to get big gay Harleys... :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,488 ✭✭✭RosieJoe


    Zascar wrote: »
    I'm going to a wedding in California in June, good school friend so a few of us going over. One of the lads is also a bike, so I'm very tempted to rent bikes for a few days and get a few miles in. As it's America I'm thinking to get big gay Harleys... :p

    One of you mates is a bike? If your mate was a girl :cool:, but seeing they are a bloke :(


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 12,778 Mod ✭✭✭✭Zascar


    lol sorry 'biker'


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,088 ✭✭✭aaakev


    Zascar wrote: »
    lol sorry 'biker'

    Im gonna sugest changing that in the original post...... haha


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 12,778 Mod ✭✭✭✭Zascar


    Ok corrected. So has anyone every rented a bike while on hols?


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 12,778 Mod ✭✭✭✭Zascar


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  • Registered Users Posts: 825 ✭✭✭Kev.OC


    I'm far far too optimistic whenever I see the EuroMillions creep past €100m. I'm already trying to figure out what bikes I'll buy. :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,013 ✭✭✭✭Wonda-Boy


    Zascar wrote: »
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    Did you not get the Honda Zascar or am I missing something???? :o


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