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Big H 6th May 2020 02:43 PM

So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
Well it seems transporting donations of personal protective equipment as part of the BCT movement to hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, doctorsí surgeries and dentists on what looks like a 125cc Honda Zoomer.....

Derek Sheils - legend ! :thumbsup2:

[IMG]https://www.independent.ie/incoming/c45cb/39176385.ece/AUTOCROP/w1000/IE-TANGO-4SH-Read-Only.jpg[/IMG]

evok 6th May 2020 02:52 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
John McGuinness back working as a mason according to twitter...or is threatening to at least!

Japcati 6th May 2020 06:21 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=Big H;3591570]Well it seems transporting donations of personal protective equipment as part of the BCT movement to hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, doctorsí surgeries and dentists on what looks like a 125cc Honda Zoomer.....

Derek Sheils - legend ! :thumbsup2:

[IMG]https://www.independent.ie/incoming/c45cb/39176385.ece/AUTOCROP/w1000/IE-TANGO-4SH-Read-Only.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

All the bikers delivering PPE to hospitals and nursing homes are LEGENDS....

Gixxer 7th May 2020 01:12 AM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
Legend me bollocks. An excuse to get out on the bike for a photo opportunity.
If a good deed falls in a forest and there's nobody there to take a photo of it... Good job there was, eh!
An post would have done it without the need for a photographer, as would any courier (apart from Fastway, and probably DPD).
Anyone working in a shop is more of a legend.
Legends me bollox.

Jack stowage 7th May 2020 07:50 AM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=Gixxer;3591609]Legend me bollocks[B]. An excuse to get out on the bike for a photo opportunity[/B].
If a good deed falls in a forest and there's nobody there to take a photo of it... Good job there was, eh!
An post would have done it without the need for a photographer, as would any courier (apart from Fastway, and probably DPD).
Anyone working in a shop is more of a legend.
Legends me bollox.[/QUOTE]

Are ye talking about Japcati/Japcati2020/Stewie there.........:lbhbh:

jic44 7th May 2020 08:14 AM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=Gixxer;3591609]Legend me bollocks. An excuse to get out on the bike for a photo opportunity.
If a good deed falls in a forest and there's nobody there to take a photo of it... Good job there was, eh!
An post would have done it without the need for a photographer, as would any courier (apart from Fastway, and probably DPD).
Anyone working in a shop is more of a legend.
Legends me bollox.[/QUOTE]


Agree. not even any sort of carrying capacity on the bike. another body increasing risk

Rockster 7th May 2020 08:34 AM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
Done some ppe deliveries and I aint no legend. Made no bones about wanted to get out purely for the spin and managed to get 100 miles in on Sunday with 3 drops. Was glad I could help out in a small way also. Great weather and minimal traffic. Zero interest in getting my mug on any social media platform as that kind of stuff doesnt interest me. Professional cyclists are doing the same thing in Europe to get the training miles in..

Big H 7th May 2020 10:31 AM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
You're missing the big picture here folks - it's a positive news story for motorcyling in Ireland - we don't see them too often, yet this one appearing in a national paper is being berated by some who'd rather squirrel away in their shed on some hape 'o shite rather then get out and help others in real need....:ninja:

I doubt anybody is looking for personal plaudits - just showing the Irish motorcycling fraternity in a positive light.

I tip my hat to all bikers currently doing this type work at the moment - fair play to ye lads/lassies and fuck the begrudgers !

bandit_eile 7th May 2020 11:11 AM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
I went out myself on Friday and Saturday. They wanted to get some stuff out ahead of the bank holiday.

Thinking to myself that I was mainly doing it for the spin and that's being honest. But also, I was thinking that the AA didn't set something up for car drivers, or the Van Association for van drivers or whatever. A group of bikers did it. They saw a need and they responded and they got a huge group of people to sign up. And when the loads are too big, they'll get cars and vans and even trucks. The mode isn't the priority, the job is.

Would An Post have done it? Sure, in a few days. Could you have gotten a same day courier? Y€S. Are there car or van drivers sitting there willing to go? I am sure there are, but no one has gotten up off their backside to organise them.

A group of bikers have had the initiative and commitment to follow through and co-ordinate, and fair play to them.

Gixxer 7th May 2020 01:41 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=Big H;3591623]I tip my hat to all bikers currently doing this type work at the moment - fair play to ye lads/lassies and fuck the begrudgers ![/QUOTE]
I'm not begrudging anything. Fair fucks to them for doing it. It's the photo opportunity and subsequent fawning from grown men that sickens me. It's like watching a bunch of women watching Coronation street.
Fair fucks to them for doing it but they're not 'LEGENDS'. The doctors and nurses are fucking legends, but I don't see many threads about them.

PJ 7th May 2020 01:42 PM

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[QUOTE=Gixxer;3591636]It's like watching a bunch of women watching Coronation street.[/QUOTE]

Ah poor auld Yasmeen! That Jeff lad is some bolox. :bag:

Big H 7th May 2020 02:21 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=Gixxer;3591636]Fair fucks to them for doing it but they're not 'LEGENDS'. [/QUOTE]

All x 1,000 registered BCT bikers could have sat on their holes on the sofa with their hands down their jocks watching Countdown all day long and done nothing being my primary point.

Agreed - maybe legends is too strong a word so (there's room for only one legend around here :ninja:) - a spin in this weather is a spin nonetheless.....

Will ya just relish the good news story about biking in the main-stream press for once.....have an ice-pop or something to cool yourself off....:lbhbh:

[B]*Off-topic - lad around here has a cage with one of those multi-sound horns, one being the sound of an ice-cream van - he sets it off once in a while for the craic and kids come running through bushes, fall down from trees and leap walls running - it's fucking gas (and cruel of course for the snowflakes)[/B]....:lbhbh:

Admin 7th May 2020 02:43 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=Gixxer;3591636]I'm not begrudging anything. Fair fucks to them for doing it. It's the photo opportunity and subsequent fawning from grown men that sickens me. It's like watching a bunch of women watching Coronation street.
Fair fucks to them for doing it but they're not 'LEGENDS'.[B] The doctors and nurses are fucking legends, but I don't see many threads about them[/B].[/QUOTE]

The nurses are dancing for jibjab and doctors are either playing chess in the wards or staying at home watching cats on youtube boss, hospitals[incl private] are [B]empty[/B] so there's no need for ppe or any masks and there's certainly zero demand for weeks and weeks of constant collection and supply of same, a media driven illusion for non-essential gloryholes on facebook wanting likes and virtual pats on the back.

The real heros are those behind the scenes who sign up to [URL="https://www.volunteer.ie/about-us/covid-19/volunteering-during-covid-19/"]volunteer.ie[/URL] to do essential shop runs for old -timers living alone and absolutely scared shitless to go outside their front doors during this overhyped media epidemic, and who have [ thru no fault of their own] actually fallen prey to fake news like the gospel and rte and pretty much everything they've been scared-mongered into believing and spoon fed over the past number of weeks.

Bear in mind ( according to a biker.ie veteran who advised not to put a thread up for this very reason ) you may not be insured for such spins if anything should go wrong with, say a false neutral during a 3rd gear wheelie on one of these essential runs so check your policy carefully as it don't fall under 'recreation and leisure' if you say, wiped out and lowsided into a clusterfuck of socially-distanced self-isolating morbidly-obese joggers non-cocooning on an apex somewhere near baltinglass.

Big H 7th May 2020 02:56 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=Admin;3591648]you may not be insured for such spins if anything should go wrong.[/QUOTE]

No insurance company would risk the PR disaster of refusing a payout to some lad (who lowsided on his 16th lap of a roundabout trying to get his elbow down) on a mercy run with facemasks to Gandhi in Mullingar general.....:ninja:

DavyH 7th May 2020 05:43 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
If you were delivering ppe to any of the nursing homes then you deserve legendary status. Staff were given fuck all of the stuff. They were the ones in there in the thick of it.

the dessert fox 7th May 2020 08:34 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
I do emergency runs into Oranmore for Lavazza and Tesco French blend coffee, occasionally, when the situation is becoming desperate. Am I a legend?

Gixxer 7th May 2020 09:13 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=the dessert fox;3591673]I do emergency runs into Oranmore for Lavazza and Tesco French blend coffee, occasionally, when the situation is becoming desperate. Am I a legend?[/QUOTE]

Not if it's the red Lavazza. Blue, on the other hand. :cool3:

Big H 8th May 2020 08:21 AM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=the dessert fox;3591673]I do emergency runs into Oranmore for Lavazza and Tesco French blend coffee, occasionally, when the situation is becoming desperate. Am I a legend?[/QUOTE]

You can be whatever you want to be - the only limiting factor being your imagination....:lbhbh:

BTW, Thomas & Co coffee shop (beside Tesco, Oranmore) is reopening tomorrow for takeaway only (10am - 7pm) !

the dessert fox 8th May 2020 11:23 AM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=Gixxer;3591678]Not if it's the red Lavazza. Blue, on the other hand. :cool3:[/QUOTE]

I'm risking my life for the wrong coffee? Bummer:wassat:

Jack stowage 8th May 2020 12:10 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=Gixxer;3591678]Not if it's the red Lavazza. Blue, on the other hand. :cool3:[/QUOTE]

Lavazza is actually italian for shit.....[I]Lav...from the word lavatory...and azza..from the phrase.."azzadgoodashita....[/I]....Maxwell house all day long...:lbhbh:

the dessert fox 8th May 2020 04:13 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=Jack stowage;3591703]Lavazza is actually italian for shit.....[I]Lav...from the word lavatory...and azza..from the phrase.."azzadgoodashita....[/I]....Maxwell house all day long...:lbhbh:[/QUOTE]

It does compost well, in all fairness:thumbsup2:

mudafuda 8th May 2020 04:28 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
Anyone have contact details of how to sign up? I don't do Arsebook .... do they have a website?

Jack stowage 8th May 2020 04:36 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
Just Google .."how do I get myself noticed and loved by other people.."....:lbhbh:

Big H 8th May 2020 04:40 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=mudafuda;3591715]Anyone have contact details of how to sign up? I don't do Arsebook .... do they have a website?[/QUOTE]

Don't think so but you can contact them via [email][email protected][/email]

mudafuda 8th May 2020 04:40 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=Jack stowage;3591716]Just Google .."how do I get myself noticed and loved by other people.."....:lbhbh:[/QUOTE]

I did....and picture of you came up with the subheading "How to also be a self righteous arshole" :thumbsup2:

mudafuda 8th May 2020 04:41 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=Big H;3591717]Don't think so but you can contact them via [email][email protected][/email][/QUOTE]

Thanking you good sir :smileee:

Jack stowage 8th May 2020 04:57 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
Knock yerself out......keep us updated on your progress....:thumbsup2:

Technician 8th May 2020 05:28 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
Yer man in the middle of the pic on the Zoomer - what's his story? Great week runabouts but 50cc max I think, even the customised jobbies were only 70 or 90cc.

Be out for an age on one of those :woots:

SoulX 8th May 2020 05:52 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
[QUOTE=Technician;3591724]Yer man in the middle of the pic on the Zoomer - what's his story? Great week runabouts but 50cc max I think, even the customised jobbies were only 70 or 90cc.

Be out for an age on one of those :woots:[/QUOTE]

That's Derek Sheils.He's probably faster on that yoke than the two beemers :lbhbh:

Jack stowage 8th May 2020 07:11 PM

Re: So What Are Road Racers Doing During Down-Time ?
 
And on the left is Charlie Boorman...right, Ewan McGregor......just so you know....:thumbsup2:


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