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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    What speed do you recon she is going?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    What speed do you recon she is going?
    Less than 1/125th of a second.
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    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    I post myself on a Vespa without a full face helmet, Isle of Man leathers, gloves, boots and knee pads and I’m crucified, but the Queen Mum can fly around sans helmet and in knickers and all is forgiven
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    I post myself on a Vespa without a full face helmet, Isle of Man leathers, gloves, boots and knee pads and I’m crucified, but the Queen Mum can fly around sans helmet and in knickers and all is forgiven
    When you become queen…

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    When you become queen…

    Listen here sweetheart
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    When you become queen…
    lmfao
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Listen here sweetheart
    For max effect you should have written Listen here, doll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    What speed do you recon she is going?
    The caption for this photo, from http://www.ridingvintage.com/2013/07...eld-games.html, reads

    "This race is a lot more difficult that it appears. Boards are lined up end to end and each participant must ride down the boards keeping both tires on the boards at all time. The boards often get narrower in width the farther down the course you go. More boards can be added if multiple riders complete the first run successfully."

    So probably not very fast. But it looks like her front wheel just came off the plank.



    This game looks like more fun. Or something:

    "The weenie bite requires a rider and a passenger. At the start of the competition, hot dogs are hung from a string about six feet off the ground. Each team rides under a hot dog and the passenger stands up and takes a bite. Whichever passenger takes the biggest bite without the rider touching the ground wins."

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    ^ Thanks, so probably a fast walk.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I wish I could find the pic of mum on pillion with dad riding on the Wall of Death.

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    Helmet, swimsuit, and shoes:

    What's not on a boat costs nothing, weighs nothing, and can't break

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    I post myself on a Vespa without a full face helmet, Isle of Man leathers, gloves, boots and knee pads and I’m crucified, but the Queen Mum can fly around sans helmet and in knickers and all is forgiven
    That's the late Queen, not the Queen Mum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    That's the late Queen, not the Queen Mum.
    I think that Joe is just totally confused. Our late Queen is the one in zip up overalls, stout boots and a pudding basin skid lid.
    I have no Idea who the American lass in a shirt, knickerbockers, and pumps may be.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    So what is this bike?
    Rigid frame, girder fork...

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    I have run a lot of field events at rallies. Slow speed on grass. No helmets

    One of my favorites was blindfold slalom with a sidecar


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    The faster you go, the easier it is to balance on narrow things.

    Of course, I only regularly balance my little kid push bike on curbs, but the same applies to the motorbike, which I admittedly don’t ride much anymore.

    Still. I love the balance game, and I’m good at it.

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    Slow races are interesting. Usually won by people with experience on trials bikes, who just balance on two wheels until everyone else ends the race or falls over
    What's not on a boat costs nothing, weighs nothing, and can't break

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    My daughter's wedding last year had a pinata hanging from a tree in their back yard, and we would ride by on a low-powered motorbike and take a swing at it. Not easy in the dark in a bumpy orchard. No helmets or jackets, but my daughter (second photo) is wearing boots. No injuries and we had a blast. For the record, on the road my daughter is very safe rider, always in helmet, jacket, boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post


    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    So what is this bike?
    Rigid frame, girder fork...
    2 Stroke?
    Pre war?

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    Clothes say 50's…….. Pedal Pushers the called 'em here. My mum embarassed me frequently…….

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Loudon View Post
    My daughter's wedding last year had a pinata hanging from a tree in their back yard, and we would ride by on a low-powered motorbike and take a swing at it. Not easy in the dark in a bumpy orchard. No helmets or jackets, but my daughter (second photo) is wearing boots. No injuries and we had a blast. For the record, on the road my daughter is very safe rider, always in helmet, jacket, boots.

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    I like her choice in bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Loudon View Post
    My daughter's wedding last year had a pinata hanging from a tree in their back yard, and we would ride by on a low-powered motorbike and take a swing at it. Not easy in the dark in a bumpy orchard. No helmets or jackets, but my daughter (second photo) is wearing boots. No injuries and we had a blast. For the record, on the road my daughter is very safe rider, always in helmet, jacket, boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    I like her choice in bikes
    The Guzzi is her project bike. Her main bike (currently) is a Ducati 850 Scrambler, and she rides it quite a lot; from Seattle to Idaho & Oregon twice. Her husband has 2 BMW airheads.

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