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Great day at the Bubblegum run. Met up at teh Mansion house, looked like a couple hundred bikes there. A few Wings there (seen loads of them going other places as well) and I got talking to a Goldwing owner called Willy but I lost him in the melee down the quays etc. Nice run to Mondello and no rain until I left for home. Got caught in a torrential downpour on way home, it stopped raining just as I rode into my own street!
 

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:cool:I have to agree. A great day out. A bit messy though on the way out. A few got 'lost' on the way. Yours truly being one. But I met up with other 'lostees' and got there eventually. I only got a little damp near the end when the bike stunts finished. A little cloudburst. We all dived for cover. 5 mins later it was all over, and a bunch of us hit the road home. Dry ride out. Dry ride home. Perfect.

It will be nice to see what the final figures of the day turn out to be.

Phil.
 

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I was at last years run as well Phil and that was messy on the way out as well. I think lots of riders treat these things as a race and that breaks it up into smaller groups. I don't think that will ever change when the range of bikes attending is so big, from scooters to superbikes and tourers.
 

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:cool:It is a pity about the race mentality. Spoils it really.

I was talking to a few of the riders there, and they all seemed to share the same views. Perhaps it would be better to let the lower cc's away first, and then at timed intervals, allow the bigger boys to follow.

But that will only work if everybody works in unison. I know; pipe dream.

One of the lost I found along the way was a young lady on 125 Marauder. Only on the bike a week, nervous as a deer, but determined. I 'escorted' her in, and also stayed with her on the ride back to Dublin. She never broke 45mph at any stage of the trip. A couple of friends which I met at Mondello said they would stay with us on the way back, but must have got bored. I guess a GSXR and an R1 aint made to go 'slow'.

I read somewhere on a Delphi Forum, it may have been GoldwingII, but not to sure, that any rides/events organised in the states have a strict riding policy. And if you act the maggot, you are out. But then those guys have hadoutings every weekend for years and have got it well sussed.

Time to leave the soapbox? Yeah, I think so.

Phil.

N.B. Maybe next year things will be ....................dissimilar?
 
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