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    Smile See you around Swissers

    It was a pleasure meeting you all and I hope to do so again soon

    I won't be found on these forums any more but you all have my contact details

    Yoy and 2WH have more information.

    Au revoir

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    It is a shame, but I can't say I blame you.

    It's a bigger shame - but less of a surprise - that so many have to hide behind a Forum Persona to cover-up their own social and personal inadequacies.

    They're nothing better than playground bullies.

    It's a sad thing indeed, that so many cliques (that's pronounced 'kleek', dimwits) exist here, and have to play such an important part in their otherwise boring lives.

    Anyhow...if wit was sh1t, they'd all die of constipation.

    Fack the lot of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joybringer View Post
    It is a shame, but I can't say I blame you.

    It's a bigger shame - but less of a surprise - that so many have to hide behind a Forum Persona to cover-up their own social and personal inadequacies.

    They're nothing better than playground bullies.

    It's a sad thing indeed, that so many cliques (that's pronounced 'kleek', dimwits) exist here, and have to play such an important part in their otherwise boring lives.

    Anyhow...if wit was sh1t, they'd all die of constipation.

    Fack the lot of them.
    That's uncalled for. The way I read it, it was a bit of pee taking nothing more. Surely you've been on here long enough to recognise that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joybringer View Post
    It is a shame, but I can't say I blame you.

    It's a bigger shame - but less of a surprise - that so many have to hide behind a Forum Persona to cover-up their own social and personal inadequacies.

    They're nothing better than playground bullies.

    It's a sad thing indeed, that so many cliques (that's pronounced 'kleek', dimwits) exist here, and have to play such an important part in their otherwise boring lives.

    Anyhow...if wit was sh1t, they'd all die of constipation.

    Fack the lot of them.
    You off too?

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    I'm sorry to see this.
    Whereas the organised nature of the trip was not exactly my cup of tea, it's obviously been what quite a few people wanted. The trip seems to have been a great sucess, and I have enjoyed reading about it, both in the planning and reports. I used some of Magnum's route ideas to confirm my own.
    I have never met him, but he seems to be a decent bloke.
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    Was he a 1200 owner

    Control freak springs to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steptoe View Post
    Was he a 1200 owner

    Control freak springs to mind.
    yes he does have a 1200, but he's really not a control freak.

    mark's a nice guy who organised a really great trip, which everyone who went on it enjoyed tremendously.

    he created 8 great routes around switzerland for us to ride and booked the hotels. riding in a big group was not compulsory, or ever even mooted AFAIK, everyone did their own thing and met up on the road occasionally, and usually for dinner in the evening.
    he also taxi'd us to and from his house on the first night for a buffet his wife claire had laid on. organised perhaps, but i'm not complaining. far from it.

    however, i don't think the piss taking was anymore than was to be expected here, knowing the nature of the site, which it seems mark was unprepared for, or possibly just unprepared to put up with.

    a real shame that another good bloke gone though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandylicious View Post
    That's uncalled for. The way I read it, it was a bit of pee taking nothing more. Surely you've been on here long enough to recognise that.

    No, it's not uncalled for. Yes, I recognise that. Partially.

    But it's constant.

    That's the issue.

    I'm up for a laugh along with the rest of like-minded people. But when it's continual deriding of people doing, and wanting to do what they want to do, it's tiresome.

    This trip - whilst not exactly stretching the capabilities of the bikes or the people riding them - WAS important to them. Why can't people recognise that and leave it alone?

    I admire those that can or will circumnavigate the Earth, but it's not my cup of Veuve Clicquot. Why should others feel a constant need to slate those individual's needs and desires who just want a bit of a civilised adventure on some of the best roads in God's creation, with some of the best people I've met?

    What happened to all the waxing lyrical about 'being bikers'? Does it matter where one sleeps? Or what one rides? Or how many pencils I take with me??

    I see these snipes as just a cynical means to increase read counts/page hits, to impress sponsors and advertisers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whatton View Post
    You off too?
    No. I plan on attending as many future events as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthmover View Post
    I'm sorry to see this.
    Whereas the organised nature of the trip was not exactly my cup of tea, it's obviously been what quite a few people wanted. The trip seems to have been a great sucess, and I have enjoyed reading about it, both in the planning and reports. I used some of Magnum's route ideas to confirm my own.
    I have never met him, but he seems to be a decent bloke.
    Mark
    Thank you. That's exactly the point.

    Magnum is a decent bloke, as is/was everyone else on the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joybringer View Post
    No, it's not uncalled for. Yes, I recognise that. Partially.

    But it's constant.

    That's the issue.

    I'm up for a laugh along with the rest of like-minded people. But when it's continual deriding of people doing, and wanting to do what they want to do, it's tiresome.


    I think you've taken that too far....

    there was absolutely nothing in this about 'deriding' what people were doing, it was some very gentle mickey taking, the very essence of being in this place. Me more than most ( .....) know that you need to develop a thick skin on here quite quick because there are some awfully quick and funny people ready to sort you out.... ......this is a classic, you should have just ignored it type situation, I'm sorry that Magnum found the need to 'jump', there's sure to be quite a few folks who will miss his contribution....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joybringer View Post
    But it's constant.

    That's the issue.
    Perhaps, Garfield - but like the tinnitus I suffer with, it's a continuous, unwelcome noise.

    One big bang is fine. The carpet-bombing is a pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joybringer View Post
    Perhaps, Garfield - but like the tinnitus I suffer with, it's a continuous, unwelcome noise.

    One big bang is fine. The carpet-bombing is a pain.


    appreciate that view.... ......it comes down to different strokes for different folks, a hard one to answer....
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    You've hit the nail on the head matey boy.

    Everyone on here is likely a decent bloke in real life, this place is a place to say things you wouldn't probably say, but maybe think in real life.

    its not a big deal, but if you can't handle the piss takes or take them the wrong way or have a laugh back, then its your choice.

    This place is what it is - and you are what you are : nenau

    Try going to other forums - they're much more sensible, that must be what you're after


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    Quote Originally Posted by garfield View Post
    appreciate that view.... ......it comes down to different strokes for different folks, a hard one to answer....

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