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Offline techytype

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Hello from Wickford
« on: 27, October, 2009 - 10:22:25 »
Hi everyone,

I'm Alan,

i got invited by Kirk to the Brighton Run 25/09/2009 and was kindly lent 'DAVE' for the day.

i wanted to offer my thanks for the loan of 'DAVE' and the warm welcome i received from everyone, a truly  great bunch of really friendly people, added up to a day of hilarious enjoyment (especially Mc Donalds drive through - OMG!) i will never forget.

on second thoughts it might have been a mistake for me to tell people i'd been to Brighton Beech for the day, and I sat on dave, and we were then waved at by complete strangers and we also waved at small children while doing so    ::)

i've got my feelers out for my own machine, but this is more likely to happen in the new year - unless one comes up i can't resist (or someone make me an offer i can't refuse  ;) ). might take on a bike with electrical issues as i fancy improving with more modern kit available for the chinese bikes and quads.

i'm daft as a hatter, been married for 38 years (to the same long suffering woman), 3 grown boys, 5 grandkids. i have run my own small 'one man band' security system business since 1984, blimey - a year longer than the C5's been around - (but no new batteries or parts made for me :( lol!) expanding from installing security systems into IT LAN's and telephone systems.

I worked for many years as a service engineer for security companies before goingit alone, those skills help in fault tracing in general in other fields, i don't have any certificates but have gained some degree of useful electronics knowledge during that time, to the point i design and make bespoke equipment onto PCB's for clients.

the above is not an advert 'spamming' for business, i just i might be of use with the C5's or other electric vehicles.



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Re: Hello from Wickford
« Reply #1 on: 27, October, 2009 - 11:19:29 »
Hi Alan - thanks for roadtesting "Dave", after its major surgery it needed a proper run. As expected there were a few niggly faults cropped up but these will be fixed before its next outing. At least you got a taste of what c5 ownership is about - fun  ;D(and a little occasional frustration  :P)

The good news is none of us ventured onto the nudist beach - I'm not sure Brighton ,or the world, is quite ready for naked c5'ing  :o ;D :D

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Re: Hello from Wickford
« Reply #2 on: 27, October, 2009 - 17:38:05 »

Good to see you on the forum and I sang your praises to Karl re road testing 'Dave'.

"Give it to Alan as if he can't break it no one can"  ;D

Karl, please do not put ideas in his head re the nudist beach !

Joking aside Sunday was a great run and it was good to see everyone there and some new faces.

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Re: Hello from Wickford
« Reply #3 on: 27, October, 2009 - 20:41:12 »
i had a superb day, but i think 'DAVE' might need a bit or r&r after dragging me about, think it's 'wobbly' was a protest maybe?

C5's are definitely 'cool' enough to be on Top Gears Cool Wall, easily in the fly catching class of vehicles (i.e. riders mouth wide open - flies stuck to teethe), just as is my beloved 'Yarley'  a Yamaha Dragstar 1100cc XVSa  custom cruiser (very loud), that looks like a Harley so much so i get nods from HOG's lol!.

will be looking for my own machine in the new year, but hoping to be posting some useful comment meanwhile.

thanks again everyone


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Re: Hello from Wickford
« Reply #4 on: 30, October, 2009 - 16:24:15 »
As the guy's say Hi and welcome - hope to see you at one of the 'top' events