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  • Offline davidcumbria

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    Fond Farewell
    on: Nov 11, 2016, 08.27 am
    Nov 11, 2016, 08.27 am
    After flip flopping for 18 months I have finally sold my trophy privately and bitten the bullet on some eye watering depreciation. I loved the bike and have ridden nothing better for longer distance high speed journeys. Frankly due to arthritis for both myself and pillion our touring holidays are more enjoyable in the old MGB. My riding is now primarily shorter outings on gnarly B roads and favourite bike is a Yamaha TDR250 which is less than half the weight of the Trophy. I am going to miss the turbine power, weather protection, luggage and toys but not heaving it in and out the garage.

    This is a great forum that I have really enjoyed participating in and will continue to look in from time to time. Best wishes and safe riding to all. Enjoy your Trophys - it's a truly great bike.

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    Re: Fond Farewell
    Reply #1 on: Nov 11, 2016, 09.03 am
    Nov 11, 2016, 09.03 am
    That's a sensible stance, I've always said to myself if and when the day comes I cannot ride anymore I'll switch to a nice convertible, meanwhile a lighter bike for shorter rides is also a very good sollution. Enjoy :028:
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    Re: Fond Farewell
    Reply #2 on: Nov 11, 2016, 09.35 am
    Nov 11, 2016, 09.35 am
    Ride safe and be well. 

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    Re: Fond Farewell
    Reply #3 on: Nov 11, 2016, 10.18 am
    Nov 11, 2016, 10.18 am
    Good touring with the MGB and ride safe on the TDR.  :159:
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    Re: Fond Farewell
    Reply #4 on: Nov 11, 2016, 12.00 pm
    Nov 11, 2016, 12.00 pm
    Be safe. Enjoy your MGB

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    Re: Fond Farewell
    Reply #5 on: Nov 11, 2016, 12.59 pm
    Nov 11, 2016, 12.59 pm
    All the best. Enjoy the new ride.
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    Re: Fond Farewell
    Reply #6 on: Nov 11, 2016, 01.13 pm
    Nov 11, 2016, 01.13 pm
    Such a terminal sound to it so, not so much a farewell David - but just a "Cherio" for now...   :821: :002:
    Last Edit: Nov 11, 2016, 01.26 pm by RocketSteve
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    Re: Fond Farewell
    Reply #7 on: Nov 11, 2016, 01.34 pm
    Nov 11, 2016, 01.34 pm
    Hi David.... as much as I hope the day never comes I hope I can be as sensible as you and give up when its no longer fun or safe.... enjoy the convertible.... I always enjoy mine and you stay safe and have fun on the smaller bike
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