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A True Hero for Our Times
« on: August 27, 2021, 07:21:14 PM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-58357499

1200 miles in a week on a 50cc moped.  :clap:

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Re: A True Hero for Our Times
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2021, 11:06:50 AM »
inspiring. needs to rebuild, port, and add a big old fat chamber.  :haw:

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Re: A True Hero for Our Times
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 03:04:19 PM »
Impressive. That's a lot of seat time! It works out to more than 8hrs/day of riding (assuming he's not running at max speed 100% of the time)

If I lived in "Shitterton" I would definitely move!  :haw:
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Re: A True Hero for Our Times
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2021, 03:59:30 PM »
I'm always curious on how people are able to find roads that they can travel that far on a 28MPH top speed moped?  I can't get 10 miles from my house without traveling half of them on 45MPH single lane roads.  Even on my YSR that can get close to that speed it can't do it for that long and when there is a line of cars behind me you feel the pressure. 
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Re: A True Hero for Our Times
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2021, 08:02:12 PM »
That's rather amazing. He needed Treatland.tv to kit that Tomos out before he left!

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Re: A True Hero for Our Times
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2021, 10:32:25 PM »
I'm always curious on how people are able to find roads that they can travel that far on a 28MPH top speed moped?  I can't get 10 miles from my house without traveling half of them on 45MPH single lane roads.  Even on my YSR that can get close to that speed it can't do it for that long and when there is a line of cars behind me you feel the pressure.

People drive a lot slower over there, and are extremely polite. Country lanes are often only 1 lane wide and you have to pull off the road when passing. And then there are the traffic cameras everywhere. Some of them will track your journey past multiple cameras and check your average speed. So even if you speed between cameras and slow where the cameras are you still get a nice fine in the mail with points. You can literally lose your licence in a few blocks.

When I lived over there bikes that wanted to ride fast had to have buddies ride ahead as spotters.

That guy should come over to Canada so he can visit Dildo in Newfoundland

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Re: A True Hero for Our Times
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2021, 10:51:48 PM »
"If I lived in "Shitterton" I would definitely move!"   Would that be a bowel movement?    and if you shit-a-ton nah, I don't even wanna go there.
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