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Well, that's that then. Christmas and boxing day have passed, and here we sit, bleary eyed and a little bit hungover in the aftermath, wondering what just happened.

So, what did santa bring you? Anything good?

I got a very nice selection of British comedy DVDs, for me to relax with of an evening. Also, a couple of new machine tools (a 3 in 1 sheet metal machine, metalworking bandsaw, small drill press and some bits and bobs.) I count myself very lucky indeed, and what was better than all that was hanging out with various jolly good friends for dinner and drinks all over the place. Fabbo. I would have liked to have visited my family, but it didn't work out - hopefully soon though.

Anything good to report?
 

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I just got back from my 4 day ride up through Canada and to the Artic circle on my Rocket. The chains I put on the Rocket worked well and I got to use my new snow shoes that worked great as well. I clubbed myself a few seals and returned to Maine. I am just about at the 3 million mile mark for total motorcycle milieage. Besides that I got a great knife for christmas. :D





And I will be picking up a new 52" flat screen and surround sound. :D
 

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4 days with all my kids together doing the same old things we've done for 32 Christmases (Oldest son is 32). Wonderful memories, lies that have better embellishments, too much good food, a movie on Christmas Day (a tradition in my family that goes back to Christmas of 1962.), traveling through a snow storm to visit Grandma, and sleeping in. It's been great!

Oh, and I did get Icon pants and TourMaster boots. Lest we let the true spirit of Christmas commercialism down. :D
 

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A new lens for my canon and two tickets to next years GP at Indy. Hopefully I can improve on these shots a bit. Can you tell I am excited!!!!



 

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A GPS system (motorcycle mount coming soon), a book about old Triumphs, a very complete tire repair kit (including an air pump).

MVP, that's awesome; I've got an uncle in Indy; maybe I'll make it next year.
 

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Obviously these shots weren't race day. We have great seats, but even the general admissions are great. You would love it
 

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I got a 'NO NO' from the other half to go and buy a brand new Triton in Manchester UK, but am working on it......
I managed to buy myself a copy of a '92 Classic Bike with a feature on the original Triumph Thruxton, just so I know what it is about and to cross reference with the 09 Thrux - essentially, the original thrux bonnie is a slightly higher powered Bonnie - but with only around 60 made they go for many many thousands of pounds.
So the Triton at £7k, brand new, is a steal - innit??
 

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New back Tyre for my old brick. Espresso machine to kickstart my old carcass in the morning. New Throttle cable for the TBS. Crossword book for the bog. Sweet.
 

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"Triumph Motorcycles: From Speed Twin to Bonneville" by Timothy Remus (lots of great photos and descriptions of classic vertical twins, 1938-83)

2009 NewBonneville Calendar
 

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Not a lot; nothing in fact.

But I bought myself a one man load/unload single bike trailer that I'm very happy with. It's already done 1,800 miles.



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