Greetings from Braveheart country!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by allegedly, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. allegedly

    allegedly New Member

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    Hi guys, Rob here. Greetings from the side of a mountain in Fort William on the North West coast of Scotland.
    Can't tell you how good this feels to finally say I'm a Harley owner!
    Years of different cars and bikes, from a single man with a sports car and a Jap sports bike to being a twice married dad with a Land Rover and a push bike and half a rugby team of kids, but everytime I heard a Harley, I said I've got to get one of them. But I never did.
    So, after dodging a scam artist on Fleabay (close call, very convincing email purporting to be from fleabay), I got an old '95 Fat Boy today. Black. great and I've not even picked her up yet!
    Just organising a drive down to Bristol in England to do just that.
    I'm like a bloody kid at Christmas....you may say I should have done it sooner..maybe so but I've always had other commitments...family man so others always came first but now I can and I have and just saying it feels great. Worth the wait.
    I'll be back 'cos it looks like you guys know your stuff and being a '95 something tells me I will eventually need some guidance.
    I'll tell you about the first ride. Though I think you'll already know what I'm going to say. :D
    Cheers
    Rob
     
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  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Welcome to the forum from Suwannee and the Wallace clan.
     
  3. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Welcome from So. Texas.
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  4. allegedly

    allegedly New Member

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    Hi HDDon,
    Jeez, if I'm going to be greeted, as a Scotsman, I cannot think of a finer name to say welcome!!
    Thank you, Mr Wallace, I'll be driving past your familys' best loved sons' memorial just outside Stirling when I go to collect the Fat Boy. I'll say hello for you.
    Cheers sir,
    Regards
    Rob
     
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    Thanks tourbox,
    It's taken me a while to get here but something tells me I'm here for good.
    Just finishing up a wee glass of Talisker (my wifes from the Isle of Skye and a recent visit allowed me to 'top up') and then off to bed as it's one am here. Like I said, a kid at Christmas!
    Regards
    Rob:D
     
  6. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome from Woodstock, Georgia, northwest of Atlanta!

    :cheers

    Be sure to take a few minutes to review the forum rules in the link below and your stay here will be long and pleasant!

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  7. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome aboard, glad to have you here. :ws

    I just got to visit your beautiful country this year, we stayed near Lanark. The place we stayed has a tree called the 'Peace Tree' and it is said to be the tree that William Wallace & Robert the Bruce signed the peace charter with England under. :s It is on the monument register for Scotland, but it is on a private residence, so not open to the public.

    Welcome!
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to The forum
    :ws:rider
     
  9. oldhippie

    oldhippie Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum.:cheers
     
  10. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum
    Are you going to ride the bike home from Bristol ? as that is a long way at this time of year with a bike that you do not know
    If bike still has the stock carb they can ice up when it is cooler and the weather is damp

    Brian