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Should I do it?

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lewist
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Re: Should I do it?

#41 Post by lewist » October 13th, 2012, 10:54 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Thanks for the positives, folks. However, how do I avoid being the kind of tosser I have always thought Beemer owners to be? Or has that moniker migrated to owners of a certain other German marque?
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Re: Should I do it?

#42 Post by Dave B » October 13th, 2012, 11:01 pm

Lewis, mate, once you have passed a certain age (specific only to the person involved) and acquired a further generation of kids to embarrass, one is allowed a certain degree of "personality change". For my recent 67th birthday I purchased a pair of suitably unsuitable coloured (and styled) trousers and a hoodie. Gave up the idea of a ring in my ear though and couldn't quite run to the level of, er, eccentricity you did!

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Re: Should I do it?

#43 Post by Alan H » October 13th, 2012, 11:08 pm

Marian wrote:Lewis,
What a beautiful machine. Nice! Still like the idea of a motorbike but glad you decided on this. After having been on the roads in Scotland, I feel better with this choice.
Indeed, a far more sensible choice - road-wise and weather-wise!



PS Good to see you back, Marian. :wave:
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Re: Should I do it?

#44 Post by Tetenterre » October 14th, 2012, 6:30 am

lewist wrote:However, how do I avoid being the kind of tosser I have always thought Beemer owners to be?
Simple(s). Just remember that what you own is the car, not the road that you're driving it on. :smile:
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Re: Should I do it?

#45 Post by lewist » October 14th, 2012, 8:04 am

Thanks Dave & TT for the wise advice. Hopefully I will never feel I own the road. Hang on a minute though! The A9? Who in their right mind would want to own it?

Marian! It's great to see you back on TH. :D We have missed you.
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Re: Should I do it?

#46 Post by Tetenterre » October 14th, 2012, 9:45 am

lewist wrote:The A9? Who in their right mind would want to own it?
The last time I was on it (admittedly a very long time ago) it seemed that the local authority took the same view. :wink:
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Re: Should I do it?

#47 Post by Nick » October 14th, 2012, 10:50 am

lewist wrote:Thanks for the positives, folks. However, how do I avoid being the kind of tosser I have always thought Beemer owners to be?
Hmmm... tough one. In your case I'd say that was virtually impossible.... :exit:



*creeps back in*

OTOH, I'm already looking forward to a ride in it on my next visit! :D

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Re: Should I do it?

#48 Post by thundril » October 14th, 2012, 2:51 pm

BMW used to be known in some circles as the 'Bader-Meinhoff Wagen', as so many of the group's member seemed to be extremely well off.. But that has passed into history, as will the 'Beemer owners are all twats' trope. Especially as more people get to know you, Lewist! :smile:

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Re: Should I do it?

#49 Post by Marian » October 14th, 2012, 11:46 pm

Alan H wrote: Indeed, a far more sensible choice - road-wise and weather-wise!



PS Good to see you back, Marian. :wave:

Yeah, although the top down might not work so well in the rain...:)

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Re: Should I do it?

#50 Post by Sel » October 15th, 2012, 1:34 am

Welcome back, Marion You have been missed.
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Re: Should I do it?

#51 Post by Sel » October 15th, 2012, 5:17 am

oopps Mari"an"...not "on". I will blame my typing skills or lack thereof. :redface:
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Re: Should I do it?

#52 Post by lewist » October 19th, 2012, 8:23 pm

It's in the drive! I got it this afternoon and drove it home up the A9. It's quite different from anything I have driven before but I think I'm going to like it.

The pic is not great, taken on the phone in the half dark but the reality is good.
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Re: Should I do it?

#53 Post by Dave B » October 19th, 2012, 8:31 pm

Well, that confirms the answer to your thread-title-question, Lewis . . . you've done it now!

Have fun (carefully!)
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Re: Should I do it?

#54 Post by lewist » April 18th, 2013, 5:10 pm

The road trip is going will. I have reached the southmost point of the journey and am presently with Nick in Rochester. I have stopped in York, Esher, Oxted, Rochester and tomorrow I am heading for North Wales before heading for home on Sunday. I may overnight in Linlithgow on the way.

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Re: Should I do it?

#55 Post by Alan H » April 18th, 2013, 5:16 pm

How did the soft top survive the hailstones? :D
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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Should I do it?

#56 Post by lewist » April 18th, 2013, 5:19 pm

Hailstones? The weather has been lovely. :-)


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Re: Should I do it?

#57 Post by Alan H » April 18th, 2013, 5:23 pm

Lucky you! We had a heavy shower of hail this afternoon!
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Should I do it?

#58 Post by Fia » April 18th, 2013, 9:30 pm

Might Lewist and Nick have been in the pub and missed any hailing?

A wee hail from here: glad you're enjoying Lewist and a big hug to Nick... :kiss: to you both...

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Re: Should I do it?

#59 Post by Dave B » April 18th, 2013, 9:36 pm

glad you're enjoying Lewist
Not quite sure how to read that . . .
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Re: Should I do it?

#60 Post by Nick » April 19th, 2013, 12:12 pm

Fia wrote:Might Lewist and Nick have been in the pub and missed any hailing?
That's a very sound recommendation for coping with adverse weather! We have sampled some of the local brew and had a nice meal in a nice Italian restaurant. :)

A wee hail from here: glad you're enjoying Lewist and a big hug to Nick... :kiss: to you both...
And have a big hug back :D :kiss:

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