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Eunoia, who is a grumpy, overeducated, facetious, multilingual ex-pat Scot, blatantly opinionated, old (1944-vintage), amateur cryptologist, computer consultant, atheist, flying instructor, bulldog-lover, Porsche-driver, textbook-writer and blogger living in the foothills south of the northern German plains. Not too shy to reveal his true name or even whereabouts, he blogs his opinions, and humour and rants irregularly. Stubbornly he clings to his beliefs, e.g. that Faith does not give answers, it only prevents you doing any goddamn questioning. You are as atheist as he is. When you understand why you don't believe in all the other gods, you will know why he does not believe in yours.

Oh, and after the death of his old dog, Kosmo, he also has a new bulldog puppy, Clara, since September 2018 :-)


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Friday, August 5, 2022

My last motorcycle

There I was, aged 14, when I first rode a motorcycle. Well actually it was a french VeloSolex, just 38cc, a 1 hp motorised bicycle. The first real motorcycle, bought for student me by my father when I was 18, was a 125cc BSA Bantam, about 6hp I guess. First one I bought myself was an Ariel NH350, about 18 hp maybe. I have no photos of any of those.

Six decades and a number of different motorcycles passed. Now I am 78 and have an arthritic left knee and a right shoulder which got smashed up and is weak. So, sadly, I decided to give up motorcycling, for fear of falling off e.g. at the stoplights. This was thus my last motorcycle.

It is a Triumph Street Triple, 675 cc, 108 hp, now 13 years old and about 90,000 km on the clock. Added the side cases, Top case, Tankpack, making it suitable for long distances. It took me to Ukraine, to Spain, Italy, Norway, Hungary, Poland, Austria, France, Ireland etc etc. Mostly reliable.

It has been bought by friend Wolfgang who will be riding it to the Pyrenees this month. So it will staying in our MC club, the SNIce Riders :-)

Goodbye, White Lady, you served me well.

Comments (1)
Billions of Versions... wrote " It’s been a long time since my last bike. It was a 650 BSA Thunderbolt. I think my bones are still shaking a bit from riding that thing." I once test rode a BSA DBD34 with the RR2 gearbox. Real pig to kickstart and ride slowly. So I bought a Velocette Venom Clubman instead. Even brought it to the Elefantentreffen, which at the time I thought was long distance, Hah!

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