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Chris Cope
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Lives in Penarth, Wales
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I'm sometimes a little critical of Victory, but you've got to be impressed with this kind of durability!
A Victory V92C frozen into a block of ice four years ago has been thawed and restarted with a battery being the only new part needed.
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A couple of my friends ride Victory's. I real like the Victory 8 ball.
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Hey, look who wrote something for RideApart.
I've reached the shores of London's urban heat island, still 12 miles from the iconic Ace Cafe. The six layers I put on back in Cardiff are suddenly...
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Way to go Chris. I'll have to put rideapart back in my list of sites to check regularly.
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What I want: BMW R1200RS
One of the people I've always looked up to in life is James Moore . A friend of my father's since the two of them were reporters in Texas in the 1970s, he's always been a touchstone figure for me. He's a strong writer, quick-witted, intelligent, ambitious a...
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Securing British citizenship is expensive compared to elsewhere. But you do get a free mug http://econ.st/1PvBP5t
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I thought perhaps that was what it was, but I didn't want to assume. Thanks.
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Victory owners are happiest with their rides, says Consumer Reports. Maybe my criticism of Victory is just jealousy?
A recent survey by Consumer Reports has shown that although Japanese brands have the edge when it comes to reliability, Victory is the brand with the highest number of satisfied owners.
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We bought two 2014 Cross Country Tour's in January and couldn't be happier with them.  They are very well balanced and handle great.  We like the way they look and the balanced and low maintenance engine was a big plus as well.  We were down between the Indian Roadmaster and the CCT and after riding both chose the Victory.  The Roadmaster was good and we loved the 111 engine but it is too cramped for tall riders and it is priced 7-8 K dollars more than the Victory.  We did a lot of research before going with Victory and waited until they were on sale and the price was right.  They are simply great bikes and we are very happy with them, and would buy another.
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Perhaps EBR's loss will be Ronin Motorworks' gain.
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Man, I really like this guy that RideApart has writing for them now. He's awesome...
Dearest Indian Motorcycles, Let me ask you: Do you like money? Of course you do. Would you like to know how to make lots of it really easily, while at...
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Oh Gawd don't encourage him +Curt Carter​! His head is so Damn big as it is! Lol! 😉
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Congratulations to all the people in Oregon working hard to see lane splitting allowed in their state. One hurdle cleared!
The state of Oregon is one step closer to becoming the second U.S. state to allow motorcycle lane splitting.
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Cagers need to be educated about it as well. Otherwise, your going to see a lot of bikers get side swiped. Lane splitting is especially practical for traffic jams. I use to shave off a good forty minutes to an hour even back when I was commuting from Carlow to Dublin.
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More recalls on Harley's touring models. Again there are issues with the clutch.
Harley-Davidson has issued two separate recalls, affecting more than 50,000 Street and touring models.
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+De Master Ahh your like to do custom builds. Nice. Sounds like a Frankenstein motorcycle. Good luck and share some pictures after the build.
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This bike is a pain in the caboose
One of the things I didn't really mention in my review of the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 is that it is, in fact, a large piece of machinery. It is not so huge as a Triumph Tiger Explorer , nor a BMW R1200GS, but is still pretty damned big. Tall and wide, the thing...
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Gear review: Givi GPS and Smartphone Holder
I've lived in Her Majesty's United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland now for almost 9 years. And I still don't get the roads. I mean, I get the basic stuff –– ride/drive on the left, don't turn on a red light, try not to run into any old ladies ...
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EBR we hardly knew ye
By now you will have heard the news that EBR is no more. Out of the blue this week, the company announced it was shutting its doors, laying off all 126 employees and selling off assets to try to cover a $20 million debt. That's a damned shame. And it's real...
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Cardiff, Wales - Saint Paul, Minnesota - San Diego, California - Reno, Nevada - Incline Village, Nevada - Fargo, North Dakota - Portsmouth, England - Moorhead, Minnesota - Bloomington, Minnesota - Houston, Texas - Dallas, Texas - Austin, Texas
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Unabashed to have been born in Texas; proud to have lived in Minnesota; now content to be stuck in Britain. I dream big and achieve little. Sometimes I write things.
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  • Cardiff University
    BA in Cymraeg (Welsh), 2006 - 2009
  • Cardiff University
    MA in Welsh and creative writing, 2009 - 2010
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El Conquistador
You could do worse. But you could do better. London prices without the quality.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
It's like a hotel run by your grandmother. That's your grandmother who's in her late 80s and can't move around very well anymore. So some spaces just never get cleaned. It's been a few years since she's properly hoovered the floor. She's lived in her house so long, she doesn't notice the plumbing is bad. She doesn't seem to care about the paint chipping on walls, the shower mold, dodgy wiring or rusted fixtures. All exactly the same things you will find at this hotel. If you stayed here for free you might not mind. But for the price, you are much, much, much better off at the Premier Inn.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
If you like slow service you will LOVE this place. Lunch ended up lasting two and a half hours. The food was no better than I'd expect at an airport bar. My review would be just one star but for the fact it is enjoyable to sit out on the deck and enjoy a nice summer day, watching chubby middle-aged men rumble by on motorcycles they can barely control (take an MSF course, guys). Best bet is to come here for drinks only, on a day when you don't want to do anything other than sit outside and enjoy the weather.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Really enjoyed my experience of eating here. Great staff and really good food. My only complaint is that their card system doesn't allow me to add gratuity -- so be sure to bring cash for the tip.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
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I suggest going somewhere else. I had been REALLY looking forward to going to this place for months but felt so let down by the very dry burger and sugary bbq sauce. My wife's chicken burger was bone dry, too. Beer was warm. We came on a Tuesday evening. It was not busy, so there's really no excuse. Live and learn, I guess. And I've learned to never go here again.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Stayed here recently and really enjoyed the room. Quiet, clean and modern. The car park is large and safe, and there is a walking/running path that runs just behind the building if you want to stretch your legs. If it is raining, you can do that in the gym. The breakfast was a little standard in my opinion but I'd definitely stay here again.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
A great spot to explore or just enjoy a leisurely lunch. Extra points from me because they have allocated parking for motorcycles (though it is on a bit of a slope).
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago