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    2014 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

    Ive signed up for the 'distinguised gentlemans ride'* Its a bit of fun aimed at raising funds for reasearch into fighting/curing Prostrate Cancer.

    Im not planning on riding the Tiger though, I don't think it will qualify for the ride.

    Equally I'm not to sure what I'll be wearing, if its not too cold I might even be tempted to go in a kilt

    Would anyone be kind or willing enough to 'sponsor' me and donate to Prostrate cancer research. Sadly I don't think the organisation is registered with the UK tax authorities so there seems to be no 'gift aid' option.

    * yes I know its an oxymoron, I fail under the distinguished, gentleman and numerous other classifications

    if all else fails Im tempted to go as Father Jack
    Note as ever, anythign to do with Father jack is strictly NSFW
    I'd rather be riding on the Tiger 800 or the Norton

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    I signed up for the Toronto ride. There was a team owner with 6 bikes and so far only 3 riders. I haven't ridden since 1985 (not quite true, the kids next door had a 250cc dirt bike that I did some wheelies with a couple of years ago) so I hope its at a quaint pace.

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    Good to hear someone else is sticking their neck out on this one. I understand its more of a procession than a full on ride. It does depend on who is organising the route in your area though.

    if the Manchester ride does turn out to be full on blast ill not be wearing the kilt. Well I value my knees too much and wearing a kilt its likely to get a wee bit cold round the Trossachs
    I'd rather be riding on the Tiger 800 or the Norton

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    NSFW / Sanity or life (probably) :)

    Well the day has dawned for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride in Manchester. As if proof were needed:-
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    I'd rather be riding on the Tiger 800 or the Norton

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    Good for you!

    I just made a contribution, which might well be post-ride by now but better late than never!

    -PatP
    In theory, theory and practice are identical. In practice, theory and practice are unrelated.

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    many thanks Pat, its much appreciated....
    I'd rather be riding on the Tiger 800 or the Norton

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    Quote Originally Posted by healdem View Post
    Well the day has dawned for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride in Manchester. As if proof were needed:-
    Very distinguished. I am sorry I missed it, but you look fantastic. Great Kilt by the way, I am trying to place the tartan but can't.
    "Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Im pretty certain that, like most kilts, its made up

    IIRC there was a label on the back saying 'Irish National', and this:-
    https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourc...ional%20tartan
    would suggest it probably was INT
    I'd rather be riding on the Tiger 800 or the Norton

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    Quote Originally Posted by healdem View Post
    Im pretty certain that, like most kilts, its made up

    IIRC there was a label on the back saying 'Irish National', and this:-
    https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourc...ional%20tartan
    would suggest it probably was INT
    Very classy, in my opinion. And nice Norton!
    "Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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