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2009
1/ Managed to get thu a divorce
2/ After a slow start work picked up
3/ Enjoyed the 955 Daytona in the early part of the year
4/ Had two fab hols
5/ Got my Nelli
6/ Joined the Forum
Think that just about covers it
2010
1/ Stay happy and healthy
2/ Hope work keeps comming in
3/ As this year was a wash out with the weather more sunny day to enjoy the bike would be good
4/ To put some faces to the names of you lot on here
 

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For 2009 Has to be
Had a brilliant time with friends old and new at the Scottish Gathering
Enjoyed a fantastic September with a party at mine and backed it up with Silverstone Benelli Event(big thnx to all who made it the event it was :bow: )
looked like the year i became a grandad (within next few days):eek:
Got through a year working flat out workwise for less money :( but still giving 110% :)


2010
Build on succesful events and make bigger / better ones no matter what it takes
Take my time and be paitent for what i want next year and appreciate my partner more
Appreciate my Health and how fortunate i am to be doing what i love and amongst such great company

And finally enjoy another xmas do at Solihull's finest (or similar venue ):D
 

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2009
Bike-wise:
  • March - swapped my Tre for the LE :D
  • April - wrecked Z25 gear, an LE first :bawl:
  • May - Scottish Benelli Gathering
  • June - 2 weeks at the TT Races
  • July - Flying with my son, a week in hire car and tent visiting Laverda's 60th Anniversary party in Breganze, Italy. Fitting in a tour of the Dolomites, Lake Garda and Milan. Good friends, good food and breath-taking scenery. Wow!
  • Aug - Week at the Manx Grand Prix with my Laverda SFC1000 becoming a 2-stroke smoker :(
  • Sept - Flying overnight visit to Angus' Party in the Peaks (plus a Gatso in Stockport at 06.12hrs - 37mph! :mad: )
  • Sept - Benelli weekend at Silverstone BSB.
  • Nov - bought Yam TRX850 (for son). Trip to Glasgow with Goose Logistics to collect - THANK YOU :clap:
  • Dec - Forum Xmas bash in Solihull.
  • Dec - Speed Awareness Course, after Stockport (I've always been very aware :rolling: )

2010
Bike-wise:
  • Jan-Feb - Rebuild of the Laverda engine - kerrching :(
  • April - bike weekend in North Wales
  • May- Scottish Benelli Gathering
  • June- TT Races
  • June - Benelli Silverstone MotoGP weekend
  • Sept - with bikes for 2 weeks to Italy. Club Pompone's 25th Anniversary bash and Rijeka trackday :ele:
  • Dec - Forum Xmas bash
Methinks there are some spaces I could fill in on my 2010 list, but maybe with the Laverda rebuild and Italy, monies could be stretched next year LOL

The common theme is lots of bikes, and friendships new and old.
 

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Bloody hell, where do I start ! :eek:

2009

1, 25 years of marriage ! (how the F*ck did I manage that ! :rolleyes: )
2, made it through a difficult year work wise ! :confused:
3, Briefly owned another Tornado ! :bawl:
4, Annoyed people (especially on the forum ! ;) )
5, Visited places and met good friends on rides etc (Ace Cafe, Silverstone, Angledangles, IOM, Honey Club ! ;) etc etc)
6, I can't believe my luck that another year has passed without a speeding ticket !
7, Enjoyed a helpful bunch of guys on this forum, whether it be technical, amusing, informative or downright funny, of which I am extremely grateful for all those that have contributed, :bow:
8, Always try and look on the bright side of life ! (I reckon I could write a song about that ! :rolleyes: )
9, etc, etc, etc,

2010,

1, Another Benelli !
2, 26 years of marriage !
3, more success at work (It helps pay for bike stuff !)
4, Just to live long and prosper and be content with what I have,



Oh and win the lotto ! ;)



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1. survived 24yrs marriage
2.Scottish Benelli Gathering
3.Survived a night with BBA in a tent at Applecross Highland Games
4.Done a marathon 700ml trip to Angus's party in the peak in one day With BBA
5. Benelli beat the "doubters" in my bike club and made it a whole season without breaking down:D
6. Managed to shred a set of brand new tyres in only 5 runs!:(
7. Had a Fab hol in Florida
8.bust my wrist snowboarding:bawl: but am thoroughly enjoying being off work and lazing around doing bugger all
Looking forward to doing it all again and more next year:ele:
 

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ere, cotty63, u nicked my life or summat....?????
2009
1/ Managed to get thu a divorce
2/ After a slow start work picked up
3/ Enjoyed the 955 Daytona in the early part of the year
4/ Had two fab hols
5/ Got my Nelli
6/ Joined the Forum
Think that just about covers it
2010
1/ Stay happy and healthy
2/ Hope work keeps comming in
3/ As this year was a wash out with the weather more sunny day to enjoy the bike would be good
4/ To put some faces to the names of you lot on here
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With the trifling exception of your divorce, my 2009 has been identical ....right down to the Daytona 955i....suppose i could add that i went onto break the Benelli, but all sorted now.
2010?
as long as my friends and family remain happy and healthy, then its just about enjoying the Benelli ... and afford to keep putting fuel in the tank...lots of it...obviously..
 

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2009
1/ sold Ducati and got my Tornado RS, good start to the year
2/ managed to find the forum and meet lots of new people through it who will remain good friends
3/ learned how to strip and rebuild a Tornado whilst replacing its engine in a major 8 hour frenzy with big thanks to St Angus for his help, thanks also to Benellidave for selling his engine
4/ Survived the Scottish Gathering on the Guzzi
5/ enjoyed seeing my baby daughter turn into a toddler and then a small monster.
6/ Managed to get the Benelli up to orkney, enjoying the mountains on the way
7/Got into the finals of a certain competition and had my bike on display at teh NEC
8/enjoyed a good year at work, although as wit others working harder than ever
9/ went all italian and got an Alfa.
10/ Had an oyster for the first time

for 2010
get out more on mountain bike, must get fit
do the forum scottish tour on the right bike this time
Enjoy my health and not take it for granted
spend more time with our daughter (she changes everyday)
If I'm allowed (doubtful) build another project bike, ideas anyone?
Help others where i can
 

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Me 2009

I managed to stay alive for another year :D

2010

Try to stay alive by maybe slowing down [NAH F*** THAT!!] :rolling:
 

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Dual lives

Me and Ianh seperated at birth sceary :doh: :doh:
Wonder if he's an ugly bugger aswell ?
 

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where has 2009 gone?

2009 was quiet a good one for me if I think in a positive way. . . :rolleyes:

1. managaed to shake off most of my injuries from my 2008 crash (with the help of the fire fighters re-hab centre :bow: )

2. being off work for nearly a year meant I got to spend a lot more time with my son (gota love those father son quality time days :) )

3. fulfilled a boyhood dream along with my lad and fast taxied down a runway in a T5 Lightning aircraft (what a rush!)

4. got a little bit closer with every pound that I put away to getting another nelli :clap:

5. laughed, cried, was entertained and enjoyed another year on the forum with you guys :bow:

2010 :
1. get over the last of my injuries (just another 2 op's to go )

2. live every day like it's gona be my last, laugh to much and love like I've never been hurt (better find a bird first :eek: )

3. finally get to meet up with you guys at one of the gatherings :clap:
 

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2009
sold my owned from new 03 tre .WRONG
sold my cafe racer 06 WRONG
bought a trek Rite
bought a few LEs Rite
Rode italy non stop on trek 100% reliable .Never again {well non stop}
Won cannonball run europe race .LUCKY
Made final payment on my car .Thank****.
increased turnover took on new staff gave a wage rise . Nice Boss
asked for a dictionary and caused a homohobic war .INTERESTING
saw rossi fall off at esses at donnington Priceless.
so really 2009 good year .

2010
Hand over more of the running of the company
Take more time off
tell more people about harry nash servicing for benellis in the south
buy a kawasaki oopps mistake bloody dyslexia :rolling:
get the last of my kids to move out home or shall we call it the dorchester hotel .well thats what they think it is .
Not buy anymoore LEs if angus has considerd it .:rolleyes:
and finally tell my wife i love her at least once a week as i press buy it now on ebay .


Happy xmas to all you guys
those that have been good in chat and to those that have been bloody rude ha ha
great forum .

now wheres my dictionary you gay bastard:rolling:
 

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Me and Ianh seperated at birth sceary :doh: :doh:
Wonder if he's an ugly bugger aswell ?

IT GETS WORSE..........
Just noticed that Cotty63 is from Neston on the Wirral...........I was born in Heswall.............on the Wirral...........that milkman must have been a biker!!!

and yes i am an ugly bugger too...........
 

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1. Stopped smoking
2. Became a dad
3. Attended the 09 Benelli Scottish Gathering
4. had another cracking year at work
5. Built extension (well, paid someone to build it)
6. Forgot my 1st wedding aniversary and survived
7. Got even closer to 40...2yrs to go...eek


For 2010.

1. Sleep
2. more sleep
3. See 1&2 above
 

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Umm -Interesting Question

Achieved in 2009
Difficult one, but a few highlights

Knee down at Silverstone twice in one lap - 1st ever then once more during the rest of the day
Actually I got my knee down at Donnington prior to this except the bike followed so that I guess doesn't count
Knee down at will at Bedford Autodrome - Easy when you don't try
Riding over the Alps time and time again. Did that in 2008 as well (on a old Bemmer)
Working part time - I am so chilled out it is embaressing.
Be a stone lighter at the end of the year (still nearly 17 stone)
Crashing at Donnington finishing the track day and riding home with my mirror in my rucksack - opps
Breaking the radiator, coming home on recovery vehicles twice (Nelli)
Windsurfing with Dolphins - did that in 2007 as well
Sorting out what is important in life - Well actually sort off, well not really but I like to fool myself.
Meeting a few guys at the Ace Cafe
Getting amazing support after binning the Nelli (thanks Angus)

2010
Ride the Alps and onto the Black Sea
Do some more track days
Do some work - better do before I spend all my money
Stay relaxed and chilled
Maybe get round to finishing the list of jobs on my house - No Chance
Turn off the TV
Get one year closer to 50, actually to Bloody Close!!!

Oh one more - maybe, just maybe ride the length of Chile - a long term ambition and yes I am wary / scared etc about doing it
 

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IT GETS WORSE..........
Just noticed that Cotty63 is from Neston on the Wirral...........I was born in Heswall.............on the Wirral...........that milkman must have been a biker!!!

and yes i am an ugly bugger too...........
WTF
Now if you have a cock like a babys arm holding an apple, well !! what can i say :D :D :D
 

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Here we go Boys:-
1) Had my RS Race Reped by Altamura
2) Got a nice new AGV Stealth Helmet.
3) Got a new pair of Alpinestars Octane 1 Piece Leathers
4) Had my new Leathers Decaled up to match the RSs Paint scheme
5) Got a new Pair of Alpinestars SP1 Gloves
6) Got a New pair of Arlen Ness Boots
7) Invested in an onboard Video system
8) Went to the Isle of Man T.T.
9) Got a new Bike Trailer
10) Had two weeks in The Maldives
11) Brought a BMW 535i
12) Had a mega Weekend at Silverstone with the Forum Lads
13) My Fantastic Daughter Chloe Gained a Place at one of the top 20 Grammar Schools in the UK (17th out of 750 that took the test)

Sorry to boast buts it been a good year for Me:D :D :D :D :D
 

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Hi Lee
So pleased you've had a good year mate. But just how do you buy a pair of one piece leathers ( did you buy two ?) HAVE TO SAY GREAT IOM VID
:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
 

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Hi Lee
So pleased you've had a good year mate. But just how do you buy a pair of one piece leathers ( did you buy two ?) HAVE TO SAY GREAT IOM VID
:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
I never thought about that... How do you describe one piece leathers????
Do they come in Pairs, Sets or What:confused: :confused: :confused:
Glad you enjoyed the Vids :D :D :D
 
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