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Post by masterblader on Sat 02 May 2009, 20:33

Word is out that the route from Locks Bottom to Hastings is being saturated with unmarked Police cars.
The group meeting up in Nettos car park will have to consider an alternative or do the route in compliance that is small number plates and loud Rossi exhausts are on the main hit list.
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Re: May Day Run

Post by wild bill on Sat 02 May 2009, 22:08

Fine by me mate, the XR has a almost legal plate (edges cut down a bit with legal numbers) but my LeoVince exhaust is a bit on the loud side when you open the bike up... I'll just have to be gentle on the throttle Laughing
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Post by cabbie on Sat 02 May 2009, 22:15

Think I'll give the Mayday run a miss then, shame the pigs can't fined something more productive to do with their time (like catching criminals) but then where's the profit in that?
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Re: May Day Run

Post by Jollygiant on Sat 02 May 2009, 22:31

Too much hassle if you ask me.
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Re: May Day Run

Post by wild bill on Sat 02 May 2009, 23:06

I've been doing this run for donkeys years and there is always talk about the police doing this'n'that and yes there is a fairly high police presence but they rarely stop anyone, infact i've never seen anyone get stopped or been stopped on the Mayday and i run small plates and loud exhausts every year.

All they can do is gimmie a 7 day ticket to change my exhaust, if that's the case once i've done the run i'll put the standard can back on, get me ticket stamped and put it back on again the next day 20min job.

They can line the whole route with ole bill for all i care, they ain't gonna spoil my fun tongue
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Post by masterblader on Sat 02 May 2009, 23:23

Been doing the run for years myself Bill and have seen Police intensiy increase as its become a money spinners for them and the losers being the locals who would miss out on the revenue generated by the bikers for almost fifty years. Move away with the bulk of riders around 0930-0945 stands a better chance on not being singled out.
Then the weather on the day will have the final say.
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Re: May Day Run

Post by wild bill on Sun 03 May 2009, 14:41

I normally leave with the main crowd anyway MB, the XR will struggle to do over 100mph so i'm only gonna be cruising at 60-70 on the open road bits.

I think the police are only there as a deterrent to stop people taking the piss and to discourage illegal riders from turning up.

Anyway, i couldn't give a flying fook, weather forecast is hot'n'sunny and the XR is primed and ready, bring it on woot
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Post by masterblader on Sun 03 May 2009, 16:38

I'm OK with that Billyboy.
There could be at least 8-10 bikers at Nettos car park so we will have to designate a meeting up point in Hastings should we get seperated.
Suggest the main BMF stand on the Prom.
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Post by wild bill on Sun 03 May 2009, 19:03

We park on the corner of East Beach Street and Rock-a-nore road every year, a nice spot right opposite the fish'n'chip shop we can keep an eye on our bikes and it's a good spot to check out passing bikes and take pictures. There is about 12-15 of us meeting at Nettos, see you there about 9:00-9:15.

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Re: May Day Run

Post by cabbie on Sun 03 May 2009, 21:03

Rain in the afternoon!!!
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Re: May Day Run

Post by wild bill on Sun 03 May 2009, 23:01

Yeah just done the old forecast melarkie and there is a possibility of rain in the late afternoon 4-5 o/c, i normally only stay in Hastings till 1 ish so no chance of being caught in that.
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Re: May Day Run

Post by RINTINTIN on Mon 04 May 2009, 18:11

It was a good day as it goes,I was with cabbie and wild bill with his son riding pillion with me on my 900 hornet.
Mostly very sensible riding going on from what I saw,even though wild bills son became a member of "Club120" when we got involved with a load of R1s/R6s/Ducatis'etc.,he was very excited to say the least! and told me not to do it again,so it was 70s thereafter!

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Re: May Day Run

Post by cabbie on Mon 04 May 2009, 18:20

As above, had a blinding day, the blade felt like a new bike with the new suspension and brakes and when we hit traffic the clutch was just awesome with only one finger needed to operate it.
Shame the sun didn't come out to play but lets hope it's out next time?
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Re: May Day Run

Post by ROCKET on Mon 04 May 2009, 18:49

Yep was a blinding day, pitty about all those cages though , a few to many for my liking on the way back but it was good to meet a few more guys and let Max have a stretch to (ahem) 140ish on an open stretch of d/c , the old bill were also in good moods down there.
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Re: May Day Run

Post by helrazzer on Mon 04 May 2009, 19:15

yes was a good day was nice seeing cabbie and his bike))

and a few others



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Re: May Day Run

Post by wild bill on Mon 04 May 2009, 21:40

Yeah i had a good time and my son loved riding pillion on the back of the 900 Hornet, hes not stopped waffling on about it all night! Laughing Cheers Rintintin. Good to me Rocket and MB, it's always good to put some faces to names and have a waffle. I think the only down side to the day was the sun disappearing about 10mins after we got to Hastings so it ended up being a bit nippy and the sheer pandemonium when the majority of the pack descended into Hastings, it was almost gridlocked!



In all a great day was had specially the ride back, with a distinct lack of police we could stretch our bikes legs a little.
Cheers for a good day fellas, your all on the list for the next ride thumbup
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Re: May Day Run

Post by cabbie on Mon 04 May 2009, 21:46

Am I the only one having problems with the site? it keeps error messaging me and shutting down the site, this post has taken ages to send!
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Re: May Day Run

Post by wild bill on Mon 04 May 2009, 22:33

MMMMmmm strange, my homehub keeps resetting its self and i loose my connection?
The site is running slower than normal, i'm putting it down to my hub?
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Re: May Day Run

Post by masterblader on Tue 05 May 2009, 08:46

Met up with club members at Locks Bottom, traffic flow had exceptional number of cars en route which led to well behaved riding. Good to see bikes of all descriptions displayed on the seafront. Weather could have been kinder, still had the opportunity to blow the cobwebs out of the exhaust.
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Re: May Day Run

Post by peterblade on Wed 06 May 2009, 11:11

Did this a few years ago, while working in Orpington, great fun and glad it is still surviving.

Shame the police target these events for all the wrong reasons.

How many "other crimes" where committed due to the police all being concentrated on one event?
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Re: May Day Run

Post by cabbie on Wed 06 May 2009, 17:03

In fairness to the old bill they where OK all day, there was a few on the run down but I didn't get stopped for a small plate and loud can and I passed four bike cops on the way down.
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Re: May Day Run

Post by wild bill on Thu 07 May 2009, 23:07

Yeah i agree, the plod was certainly very visible most of the way down in vans z-cars and plenty of bike cops but they didn't give us any grief even when me and cabbie over-took 2 bike cops on the way down, both cabbie and i have illegal pipes and plates and they didn't even look at us. There was also plenty of bikes much louder than ours with fagbox size plates that the police seemed to turn a blind eye to...

As i said before, i think they're only there to stop people taking the right piss (150mph etc) and discourage uninsured/illegal riders from joining in.

Right, when's the next bike run in the south???
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Post by Guest on Fri 08 May 2009, 06:00

You are all welcome to a ride around Romney Marsh with me gents. About 10 miles east of hastings and fantastic , bendy, camera free roads. I'll be out on May 17th if my knee feels better?


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Re: May Day Run

Post by masterblader on Fri 08 May 2009, 08:28

OK Paddy. Just keep off the Guiness !!!!!!
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Post by peterblade on Fri 08 May 2009, 17:00

Is Romney Marsh in a time warp? rofl

My calendar says today is the 8th of May, and the next Sunday's will be either 10th of May or the 17th of May.
then we have another bank holiday Sunday on the 24th of May

I go and get my coat now!!! sunny
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Post by Guest on Fri 08 May 2009, 17:42

Eh!?
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Post by peterblade on Fri 08 May 2009, 18:16

That's creating
You have changed your orginal post!!!

What's wrong with your knee?
I've pulled my hamstring in my left leg, and sometimes gear changing is difficult
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Post by Guest on Fri 08 May 2009, 18:28

Thought you'd spot that, damnit! Old injury returned, stood up four weeks ago , fell over, waitin for consultant and re-bore. Need a new joint, but can't afford it! Hope your hamstring gets better soon. Nice blade! cheers, Alan.
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Post by grim1 on Fri 08 May 2009, 22:01

I see you back at work MW.Does that mean you a little better for now? thumbup
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Post by Guest on Fri 08 May 2009, 23:25

Yeah mate, using a walking stick and a wraparound brace. hurts a bit,but better than falling over again. wanna ride my bike next sunday , so I had to sign off sick first. Bloody health and safety, I had to beg em to let me go back on light duties. Thanks for the comments guys. Anybody up for a rideout down my way on Monday 17th?
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