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    Another bike meet thread

    Same shit different venue.

    Margate Meltdown this afternoon - I'm guessing 5000+ bikes, only saw 3 GSs (all 1200s).
    There were 500 Harleys for every GS and far more GSX1300/1400s than GSs and at least as many Jotas.

    What is it with GS riders?
    There can only be 11 and I'm one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stolzy View Post
    .... What is it with GS riders?
    Maybe they were out riding instead of melting down in Margate
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    I had a ride down there for a look about .... Sadly it wasn't really my bag. Lots of inline 4's bouncing off the rev limiter etc.

    I was pleased to see Margate absolutely packed out on a Bank holiday weekend though, the place needs a boost.


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    My idea of hell ....

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    I'd have gone if I'd known it was on, not local but like to have an excuse to visit Margate as nearby is where my parents spent their retirement. Used to amuse my Mum with the 100's of bikes riding down Sea Road to get there.

    I follow Thanet news on FB, but havent seen anything about it.

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    I can't think of many worse ways to spend a bank holiday!

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    I was happy doing 190 miles along some great roads in the SE.... why would I want to go to Margate to see 5000 other bikes all parked up..

    I'm just not right in the head

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    Quote Originally Posted by stolzy View Post
    Same shit different venue.

    Margate Meltdown this afternoon - I'm guessing 5000+ bikes, only saw 3 GSs (all 1200s).
    There were 500 Harleys for every GS and far more GSX1300/1400s than GSs and at least as many Jotas.

    What is it with GS riders?
    Margate........ aaaarrrrrggggghhh! answer is pretty obvious innit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giles View Post
    My idea of hell ....
    Seconded...

    A group of 10 or so following each other over hill & dale - yes.

    Hundreds of bikers in power ranger suits oozing testosterone on a piece of tarmac nowhere nice - no thanks....

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    You've answered your own question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalky723 View Post
    Seconded...

    A group of 10 or so following each other over hill & dale - yes.

    Hundreds of GSers in twat-suits fitted with camelbacks in a Tesco carpark in Margate- no thanks....

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    Would be equally-cringeworthy.................

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    'Biker Meets' for sad gits with no real friends...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackal View Post
    Would be equally-cringeworthy.................

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    Exactly, we totally agree.....

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    500 Harley's for every GS - parked up and posing on the sea front - tells you everything you need to know about the average Harley rider.
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    Gosh, you are a very judgemental lot aren't you?

    Many ways to be a motorcyclist. I can only imagine what the Harley/Power ranger/Vintage/Homemade/Triker/Rat Bike/Retro types say about 'Adventure Bikers'

    Actually, I don't need to imagine.
    There can only be 11 and I'm one.

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    My main reason for going was to ride down alongside SWMBO on her 125 as it's relatively local to us. She's never been to a bike gathering like that before so was excited to be in amongst so many thousands of bikes. I knew what to expect but it was cool seeing the look on her face parking up and being part of it. Even she said though, "Now I've done it I'm not bothered about doing it again'

    Still, what the feck do we know, we're just sad gits with no friends ...


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