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So today was the Wirral Egg Run. Over 2,000 bikers in attendance. Great day was had by all (apart from a few d**k head quad riders).
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que pena que o tempo estava nublado para vocês.
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Had loads of problems with CM11 over the last 24 hours. Thought I'd share some of my findings very quickly to try and help.
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I really like Cyanogen as it's so close to stock. I'd never buy another Samsung, I'm gonna stick with Nexus in the future.
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I've got a question that maybe some of you can help with please? As some of you may know, I've got a brand new Aprilia Shiver 750. As well as this we have two cars in our household; one for me when the weather is bad, and one for the Mrs.

What I'm thinking about doing, is getting a second "run around" bike and getting rid of my car all together. The plan would then be to use the "run around" bike as my main commuting/week bike, and then I can keep the Shiver in tip-top condition for weekend blasts etc.

But what I'm wondering is; is it worth it, and do any of you guys do this? If so, do you have any recommendations for good commuting/work horse bikes? Like I said, cheap to run and reliability are paramount over anything else here (no 125's please as I do a lot of motorway miles). Comfort would be important as well, as I will be on this bike...a lot.

As I said, I'm only thinking about this, as the weather can be pretty poor at times here in the UK. So not having a car at all could be a problem. But on the other hand, those really bad days are few and far between, so I think I would be ok (I managed for 2 years on a 125 many moons ago).

Decisions decisions...looking forward to your responses.

Thanks guys!
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Always liked having a second bike to get to work on and save the tourer for the weekends. Have a 2002 Kawasaki gpx250. Easy to maintain and service, except for the tappets. Reasonable weather protection and 20 litre tank also helps. When changing chain and sprockets went up 1 tooth on the front which dropped the revs a bit in top gear. Gets 33 klms to the litre so in theory should get 600 klms between fills. Do a 80 KLM round trip and can cruise at 110 klms no problems
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Ohhhhhh yeah, she's on a Shiver. For arguments sake, let's just say that she's on my Shiver. :-)
 
She should be a Smiler... #latenightlovely
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Never thought I'd say this, but I'm very glad I brought the car to work today! You know it's not a good day for biking when you can actually hear the wind whistling over your car. 
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C'mon, Kev, it's just a matter of leaning more against the wind... who knows, maybe you can even drag knee while going straight ;)
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If you like music, particularly acoustic & guitar based music, you really should check +Josh Woodward out - he's superb.

Also, he releases all of his tracks under creative commons, so if you really want to, you can download all his tracks for free (of which there are a lot!)

I personally like to support this type of artist though, so if you like him, please throw him a donation, or buy his music.

If you ask me, this is how to music industry should work. It will weed out all the crap as people will only pay for what's good.
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I've actually got tears in my eyes after watching this video. Very powerful stuff. RIP "Jim", my thoughts are with your family.

Every biker could learn a thing or two here. Ride safe guys, and stay within your abilities. It's not a race. #ATGATT 
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This was posted earlier Kev here http://goo.gl/ctDD23 so I'm removing this.
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So I'm thinking this might be the next lid to be added to my collection. Any one used on of these before?

For those that don't know, it's a Shark Raw helmet. My current lid is a Shark S700 S Legion, it's a great lid, but I think this will be great for the summer.
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SNELL?  There are many people that use open face helmets, it will protect my head though.
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If you're a biker, you really should be a member of #womoco
 
Celebrating 7,000 Members

The World Motorcycle Community #WoMoCo   has now reached a total of 7,000 members and to celebrate we've expanded the reach of our community by doing the following:

First of all we have set up a Hub Page at womoco.org where you can see all of our resources for motorcyclists. There are plenty of them!

Secondly we have set-up this Blog so that we can expand on the stories posted on #WoMoCo and bring even more coverage of the world of motorcycling and the people involved in it.

The third thing we have done is to set up a #WoMoCo Twitter account @WoMoCo_org so that we can spread the posts even wider and hopefully draw more people in to our ever growing and active community.

#womocoblog   #womoco7000  
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So I'm thinking about getting this 52 litre Givi Top box for my bike (Aprilia Shiver). I want it to carry luggage for work (gym gear mostly), luggage when travelling, and for more day to day stuff like storing two helmets when the Mrs and I are out and about on the bike.

It seems very practical, but I'm concerned that any top box, never mind one this big, will ruin the look of the bike. What do you guys think? 
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don't do it! buy a back pack or a set of leather sattle bags or something. Those plastic boxes look like crap on anything other than a scooter, just my $.02
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Lover of all things geeky & creator of RefuGeeks
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I am the creator of RefuGeeks, a technology blog that covers everything that geeks love to read about. It really is a refuge for all geeks.

I can usually be found hanging around here talking all matters of geekery with my fellow geeks.

When I'm not geeking it up in my personal time, I can be found geeking it up in the office. I'm an Enterprise Security Engineer for Hewlett Packard - firewall & networking geek to a 'normal' person.

Aside from geeking I also have a fascination with body art (tattoos) and I love nothing more than to chill out with a nice cold beer and my guitar.

How many times did I use the word geek in this intro!
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Ex-soldier that has served in both Iraq & Afghanistan. I was serving in Iraq when Saddam was caught, so that's one to tell the grandkids. I'm also the proud creator of RefuGeeks the technology blog.
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