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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-13-2016, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Well, that was more fun than i wanted :)

Dont worry. All home safely. Eventually. Looked at weather forcast. 20% chance of rain. Cool.
Rides out to bike meet (there were 3x F4s there as well as my F3! getting very common these MVs you know!)
Eating a beef sarnie..talking BS with other bikers in the hot autumn sun.
Gets a call from a friend at home (60 miles away) - "Hey - FYI put your waterproofs on before you rode home"
Me: "Ive not got them with me"
Friend: >Stunned silence<
Me: "Wassup?"
F: "We are having a proper storm here, thunder, lightening, power cut and the town centre is flooded to 5" deep....and the storm is heading your way"



I have never ridden in such wet conditions. Eventually I saught sanctuary in a petrol station (eventually 15bikes sheltering there) as i was riding down a windy country road where the road was 2" deep in running water and all around lightning.

Power cut when I finally get home. That was great, what with my electric garage door. ><

My boots are ruined. I mean, properly ruined. They were full of water (as in pour them out)...and then the liners fell out. Gah. They never claimed to be waterproof though.

Leathers are currently drip drying in the garage.

The MV is *filthy*. There are bits of grass and twigs hanging out of the fairing where the water level had risen beyond the bottom of the belly pan!

Still, the bike didnt fail me.

That said, I'm sure that rain mode used to put TC on 8 - this time it didnt change it from 2. Maybe it was the EMP from the lightning strikes by the road...

Take a chance while you still got the choice.
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Always the way, when you need 'em you forget them. Reminds me of being caught north of Brisbane on my way to Phillip Is. in 1989. BIG floods, 6" and more of water over roads and lucky to get out the other side. Like a drowned rat. Glad you survived and the bike didn't fail you.

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Isn't that normal English weather??

What a beast of a motorcycle!
It growls and rages and flies across the tarmac like a wild animal that has escaped the confinement of a cage and after merely waiting restlessly until the release, will not endure being locked up ever again.


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Isn't that normal English weather??
Yup. Certainly in Lancashire anyways. No sunburn, but you might get mildew.

Take a chance while you still got the choice.
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I have never ridden in such wet conditions. Eventually I saught sanctuary in a petrol station (eventually 15bikes sheltering there) as i was riding down a windy country road where the road was 2" deep in running water and all around lightning.
I was caught in similar if not worst conditions last year. On supercorsa SC2(!) going uphill... until I took shelter in a petrol station. Not funny.
You did the right thing, always stop in such conditions.

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Isn't that normal English weather??
I had the pleasure *gouch* *gouch* of spending 4 years and a half in England. Like you I thought it would rain often. Rain properly.
Instead there is this maddening constant spitting!
Nothing like rain in a Mediterranean climate for example.
An absolute nightmare for riding.

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Isn't that normal English weather??
Nice one Erik,
the only place i would say that has much if not more rain than me living in York is holland.
Everytime i go to Assen or fishing it pours it down LOL
Still go though and love it

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Nice one Erik,
the only place i would say that has much if not more rain than me living in York is holland.
Everytime i go to Assen or fishing it pours it down LOL
Still go though and love it
That is what Uk freinds keep telling me...
The only thing I can say is that niw for two years in a row I could ride my bikes every weekend. In the dry! And that is in the saeson btw... Which lasted last year till end of december

Oh... And Assen is not in Holland haha!!

What a beast of a motorcycle!
It growls and rages and flies across the tarmac like a wild animal that has escaped the confinement of a cage and after merely waiting restlessly until the release, will not endure being locked up ever again.


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That is what Uk freinds keep telling me...
The only thing I can say is that niw for two years in a row I could ride my bikes every weekend. In the dry! And that is in the saeson btw... Which lasted last year till end of december

Oh... And Assen is not in Holland haha!!
Haha
suppose its in the Netherlands then
Long last this great weather,ive got over 3000 mls done on RC since i got it mid June

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Its always an adventure out on the bike :-)

Good for your skill set.

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