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Re: Time to stop Morganing? [Re: Spanner Juggler] #698754
13/04/21 09:53 AM
13/04/21 09:53 AM
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Oooooooooooooops

Now my 8th posting.

I see I got my Talk Morgan and Mog Talk confused in the last message which I have corrected below!

Hi Colin
So sorry to read of your decision to pass on the Mog, that I have broken my Talk Morgan, self imposed, selective/elective mutism.
Having only made 6 post prior to this since joining the newly formed Talk Morgan on 3rd September 2006, I see I am considered to be New to Talk Morgan!!!

I recall well, frequently corresponding with you on Mog Talk and Gomog, back in the day, and meeting you whilst you were on a Bad Boys trip to Scotland, so many years ago at the Premier Inn in the Falkirk.

I hope that you are able to confound the medics as you already have done, for many more years, and that you are around to offer your bottomless knowledge to others who have a penchant for the marque.

Bes regards

Colin Mackay ( aka The other Colin!! )

Re: Time to stop Morganing? [Re: Graham, G4FUJ] #698755
13/04/21 10:01 AM
13/04/21 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted by John V6
Originally Posted by Spanner Juggler
ROFL......

Like it buddy, thanks for the offer but can you imagine the comments if you and I were ever to squeeze into a Morgan?

“Wonder how high they had to drop them to get that pair in there....... and how much grease was used”

🤣🤣🤣🤣

I suspect a sausage roll or bacon buttie on each seat would get you in.

laugh2 laugh2
Could be arranged - there are some great sausage rolls at a farm shop almost half way between the two of us! eat grin2


I might join you. Keep me posted I would drive 500 miles for a good sausage roll
laugh2 laugh2


JohnV6
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Re: Time to stop Morganing? [Re: Mkiss] #698759
13/04/21 10:43 AM
13/04/21 10:43 AM
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Walsall, uk
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Miklos[/quote]
[quote=Mkiss]Sorry to read these lines!

Are you sure that this is the thing that has to be sorted?
Why don`t you just keep it and enjoy having it in the garage?
There will be no risk of regretting....

Please thin carefully and stay longer than anyone expects...

Miklos[/quote

Couldn’t agree more, I’ll bring a bottle or two and we can just sit in the garage admiring your handiwork and putting the world to right.
BR
Rob

Re: Time to stop Morganing? [Re: Spanner Juggler] #698763
13/04/21 11:01 AM
13/04/21 11:01 AM
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Best wishes Colin.
Your contributions here in TM are superb. Stay in the community and join in as much as possible.
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Re: Time to stop Morganing? [Re: Spanner Juggler] #698765
13/04/21 11:25 AM
13/04/21 11:25 AM
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If there is no financial imperative, why rush to judgement.

I can understand exactly how you feel and the decisions you have to make. I'd been a motorcyclist for 40 odd years and within a short period of time about 10 years ago I suffered a bout of labyrinthitis (problem with inner ear balance) initially had problems even walking straight and then my knees went, so overnight my motorcycling days were gone. I had spent the last 30 odd years riding 2 up with the wife a great source of enjoyment having toured Europe and the USA on a Harley together

I had 3 Harleys in the garage sitting there doing nothing. I didn't want to let them go in-case I made a full recovery but recognised living only couple hundred metres of the sea, the salt air would do untold damage before long. So over time I sold my least favourite Harley, A difficult decision at the time but the right thing to do. Then a year or so later I let my second favourite Harley go. The last Harley a Fatboy sat in my garage for a few more years, giving a sense of security, a direct link to former good times and the promise of good things to come, I'd go and polish it, start it up every now and then just look and reflect on all those good times.

Whilst I made a steady recovery over the years, I found my urge to ride diminished over time as I accepted that I could no-longer support a 325 kilo Harley plus the wife as pillion riding 2 up. So I tried going solo with my mates on Sunday runs, despite them taking it much easier I just couldn't keep up especially round the twisty bits. I came to the realisation that the Harley motorcycling of my past was beyond me and with that realisation and with very little regret I sold my last Harley. It had had its time and I needed to move on.I looked for something else to replace that sense of adventure I enjoyed and so I came back to Morgans after a 25 year break. I know that I'm not as nimble or agile as I used to be, getting in and out is more of a challenge and a struggle than it used to be. I might only get maybe ten years or so of new experiences, but I'm going to enjoy it whilst I can. Then when the Morgans are beyond me, I'll look for the next new open top motoring adventure .Life is a journey of experiences and the friends you make along the way.

Regards

John

Last edited by JohnHarris; 13/04/21 04:55 PM.

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Re: Time to stop Morganing? [Re: Spanner Juggler] #698770
13/04/21 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Spanner Juggler
Thanks guys, seriously though no need to be sorry or worry as I am not planning on going anywhere (the big guy may have other ideas ;-)) from initially being told 6-9 months, maybe a year we are coming up to 2 years so no complaints.

To ge honest I miss working on the cars as much as driving them, getting them spot on was a source of great satisfaction. This car is just about the bees knees and that’s the hardest part. If my son were not a 6’ 5” ex Leicester Tigers second row he would have his name on it ;-).

BR
Colin


Colin, hats off to you and your approach to this - in my humble opinion, a positive attitude and fighting spirit is the best way forward.

Car or not, you're a part of this community and stuck with us.



Re: Time to stop Morganing? [Re: TalkMorgan] #698772
13/04/21 12:09 PM
13/04/21 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by TalkMorgan
Colin, hats off to you and your approach to this - in my humble opinion, a positive attitude and fighting spirit is the best way forward.

Car or not, you're a part of this community and stuck with us.



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Michael
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Re: Time to stop Morganing? [Re: TalkMorgan] #698776
13/04/21 12:33 PM
13/04/21 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by TalkMorgan

Car or not, you're a part of this community and stuck with us.




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Re: Time to stop Morganing? [Re: Spanner Juggler] #698782
13/04/21 12:45 PM
13/04/21 12:45 PM
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John,

your story resonates with mine: from 16 to 60 I rode bikes, there was a bike, sometimes more, in the garage most years.

Then in the late 2000s I became aware that my reactions were not what they were, and I had a couple of very silly falls in car parks, at zero speed when I overbalanced and couldn't stop the fall or move quickly enough. The last time I was trapped with my leg under the bike: no damage but I couldn't move until the bike was lifted off me.

So the bike went and the Roadster replaced it. In 2016, seduced by the beauty of the new Thruxton I bought a 12 month old one, but the sparkle wasn't there and I didn't enjoy it, so it went. I got rid of all my gear so there was no temptation. I look back and smile, but I guess at some point, probably in the next 8 to 12 years the same thing will happen with the Plus 8.


Peter,
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Re: Time to stop Morganing? [Re: Michael P] #698788
13/04/21 01:24 PM
13/04/21 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael P
Originally Posted by TalkMorgan
Colin, hats off to you and your approach to this - in my humble opinion, a positive attitude and fighting spirit is the best way forward.

Car or not, you're a part of this community and stuck with us.



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Colin, stay with us here on TM with all your knowledge and enthusiasm. It is sad when some things are no longer possible, but I wish you much strength and joy for the time to come.


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