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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2021, 05:21:22 PM »
1st ride out this year on Hettie and what a cracking ride it was as well. Beautiful weather here in Lincs , no cars on the roads, only what seemed like millions of bikes. Hettie is running spot on. It was just perfect.

Nice photos Julie and a lovely day for a rideout - missed the opportunity today as the boys and came over for a visit and we went out for a walk - tomorrow looks to be a cold one!
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2021, 05:24:49 PM »
The weather looks lovely down there Julie. The wind is really picking up here, winter returns tomorrow! 😕
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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2021, 05:26:51 PM »
Hettie looking good!
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Re: OUT AND ABOUT 2021
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2021, 05:28:05 PM »
The weather looks lovely down there Julie. The wind is really picking up here, winter returns tomorrow! 😕
It has been a cracking day. I will stay indoors and do some housework tomorrow when it's cold. I flatly refuse to do domestic duties when it's bike riding weather.
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« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2021, 05:28:58 PM »
1st ride out this year on Hettie and what a cracking ride it was as well. Beautiful weather here in Lincs , no cars on the roads, only what seemed like millions of bikes. Hettie is running spot on. It was just perfect.

Nice photos Julie and a lovely day for a rideout - missed the opportunity today as the boys and came over for a visit and we went out for a walk - tomorrow looks to be a cold one!
Yes Andrew, I won't be riding tomorrow 😢😢😢😢
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Re: OUT AND ABOUT 2021
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2021, 05:30:40 PM »
Hettie looking good!
Thanks Phil. She hasn't had a wash or clean since late last spring, I must put it on Grahams 'to do list' 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣
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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2021, 06:54:23 PM »

It has been a cracking day. I will stay indoors and do some housework tomorrow when it's cold. I flatly refuse to do domestic duties when it's bike riding weather.
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Wasn't Graham at home doing the chores?
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« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2021, 07:04:28 PM »

It has been a cracking day. I will stay indoors and do some housework tomorrow when it's cold. I flatly refuse to do domestic duties when it's bike riding weather.

Wasn't Graham at home doing the chores?
Assumed he was as not in the pictures....
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I wish Tim. Graham was there as well but he was on one of the CD250u's and I didn't want it to spoil the pic of Hettie 🤣🤣🤣🤣
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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2021, 07:33:33 PM »
Spoil it with the bike or Graham!😁

Looked lovely. I got sunburned today lazing about on the patio.
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Re: OUT AND ABOUT 2021
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2021, 04:42:32 PM »
Decided to give the 350/4 an airing today - 20 degrees in Orkney, 10 in the morning and 10 in the afternoon  8). I actually prefer the 350 to the 400, the bars are taller and slightly wider so you can actually see behind you and the 5 speed box suits me better.  It seems a bit 'softer' on the road too - perhaps the rear dampers are more knackered!
Anyway, I pootled out to the Broch of Gurness over the Birsay moors and watched a male hen harrier circling and quartering - probably looking for an Orkney vole for lunch.

Clear blue skies and vivid blue water - fabulous!

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Great to blow the cobwebs away!

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« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2021, 04:41:35 PM »
Wonderful photos from the magical Orkney Isles, the weather looks fantastic.

Had a motorcycle touring holiday up there and camped at Point of Ness, drunk at the bierfest in Stromness Hotel and visited archeological sites older than the Egyptian pyramids.
It's a beautiful place to be.

Your 350 looks good as well! 





   
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« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2021, 07:40:57 PM »
Yes, we are really lucky to live in such a wonderful place - over 15 years of living in our paradise!  Having said that your location is pretty impressive too - we have toured that area many times by GoldWing and stayed in Cesky Krumlov and further north in Kralupy a few times - lovely people and great food and beer!  First time ever for us on a double decker train from Kralupy to Prague.

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Re: OUT AND ABOUT 2021
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2021, 07:43:54 PM »
Ian........Didn't Soichiro Honda say that the 350 Four was one of their finest motorcycles ?

And he should know !

Great photos after such a long time in hibernation.....let's hope this summer is a stonker !
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« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2021, 08:26:09 PM »
I can see why he would have said that but hadn't come across that particular quote. Although I have both the 400 and 350 and like many, love that frontal view of the 4 pipe 'bunch of bananas' on the 400, when you walk around the left side it just doesn't look finished!  The 350 looks good from any angle - to me anyway.  We have quite a few on this forum but obviously nowhere near as many as the 400's
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Re: OUT AND ABOUT 2021
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2021, 09:00:55 AM »
Decided to give the 350/4 an airing today - 20 degrees in Orkney, 10 in the morning and 10 in the afternoon. Love it, that made me smile.
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