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1st May 2005, 00:15
Hooray! Hooray!
The first of May!
Hedgerow, ummm, frolicking
Starts today.

[Not my own, of course. I yield authorship to "Anon"]

1st May 2005, 00:35
Hooray! Hooray!
The first of May!
Chicken fat canning
Begins today.

From a Jewish friend who shall remain annon..amon..nameless.

1st May 2005, 01:10

I thought it was

Hooray, hooray,
The first of May
Outdoor [email protected]'
Starts today!

...or were you trying to be "polite"?



Who will later be going to the festivities in Oxford this morning!

1st May 2005, 01:29
Ah Whirligig! One seeks delicacy of touch:

"Truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it."

Although I do believe most will get the message.

1st May 2005, 01:33
Delicacy of touch in here?
Edelweiss in the Sahara Davaar.

** humming De Internationale**

1st May 2005, 01:36
With a pleasant 23C. here, and clear blue skies, outdoor activities of any sort could well be on the agenda.


1st May 2005, 04:53
Hooray! Hooray!
The first of May!
Summer was good but
I can't wait for the ski-fields to open!

Loose rivets
1st May 2005, 05:18
Hooray! Hooray!
The first of May!
I'm going to................

What the heck am I cheering about? 107 F up the valley yesterday.


1st May 2005, 06:10
Oh, springtime is just starting in Texas then, Loose rivets?


Loose rivets
1st May 2005, 06:34
Yep, ten degrees warmer than in Houston on average. Funny thing is that it looks so green, just like home but with palm trees muddled in.

Soon as I get the irrigation system finished I'm back to East Anglia and the pub.:O

1st May 2005, 07:30
Hooray, hooray,
The first of May.
When will these clouds just go away?

T'weather's not so good up north.
Not s'good for doing much outdoors, Whirly!....... :(

1st May 2005, 08:07
Shy, ...and I thought you were a rufty-tufty Northerner :p

But then, I s'pose, cold affects you differently to me :E

Weather beautiful here in Newbury; mowed the lawn and got the Bonny out!



Davaar... sorry,,, subtlety isn't my middle name!

1st May 2005, 08:29
Hooray, hooray,
The first of May
Another bloody week of work
Starts today!


1st May 2005, 08:41
>mowed the lawn and got the Bonny out<

Just as well I know what a "Bonny" is, or in view of your previous post about certain outdoor activities I might have to award an "Ooer, missus" to that comment...... :p

P.S. At least I THINK I know what a "BONNIE" is........ :ooh:


1st May 2005, 08:48
Someone's gotta do it ... what's a "Bonny" then?


1st May 2005, 08:50
Triumph Bonneville T100 :ok: :ok:

1st May 2005, 08:54
And not really a Scottish word for a certain part of the female anatomy that needs mowing .... :E

1st May 2005, 09:05
Are you thinking of Scotch Bonnets - they're hot, little peppers!

And I hate mowing :E

However, lawn needs to be raked now as dried grass clippings (like hay and straw) is just as bad as sand :E :E



1st May 2005, 11:34
Pedantic Git Mode "ON"
Triumph Bonneville T100 Close but no seegar Whirly .

Surely the T100 was the 500cc "Speed Twin, the single carbed 650cc was the "Thunderbird" or (latterly) the "Saint", while the full canine dangly bits - twin Amals and 650cc - was the T120 Bonneville.

Pedantic Git Mode "OFF"

of course I'm talking about real Triumphs - they probably call anything anything these days......:(

1st May 2005, 11:42
Had a Trident meself, same as all Tiumphs though......leaked oil all over the bloody show.
:} :}

1st May 2005, 11:55

I do agree that the pre o.i.f T120 650 cc Bonneville was the epitome of British style (still is) and the noise is glorious. I'll never forget my first illicit solo ride (aged 15) on a 1970 one while the owner, my friends brother, "looked the other way" .......

But "real" Triumphs didn't come with a 24 month warranty. In the "good old days", for instance, the warranty usually ran out before the hapless owner discovered that the ongoing top-end problems were caused by a porous cylinder head casting etc or non case-hardened cams. I think the big oil stain on the drive that used to come as standard equipment is now only available as an optional extra.

See: http://www.triumph.co.uk/uk/786.aspx


1st May 2005, 11:59

I know what I've got :ok:

It's a Triumph Bonneville T100 790 c.c. twin in Lucifer and Silver (that's the important bit!)

It is, however, a modern new-fangled Bonny with electric start etc and therefore, in your eyes (and prob'ly ShyT's as well) not a real Bonneville.

ShyT - Yep - that's the kiddie! 'Cept that one's got another 75c.c. Bah Humbug. But mine's prettier and the 100 year anniversary Limited Edition!



Hooray! Hooray!
The First of May!
The Triumph Bonny's out today!

tony draper
1st May 2005, 12:29
Wasn't said motor bicycle called "Bonneville" because it was the first to do 2 ton on the Bonneville Flats.?
One alus fancied a Triumph Tiger Cub,neat little bike that were, and about my size alas one ran away to sea and never got one.

1st May 2005, 12:33
Big sign over the door of a certain bikies pub south west of Sydney


I'm afraid I go all the way back to the 650cc Road Rocket as my hearts desire altho the the best I could ever afford was a 150cc Lambretta

(hangs head in shame and retires to corner and waits for slagging)


1st May 2005, 15:31
Had a 350 Enfield Rocket when if it fell over had to have help lifting it back up.

May and the darling buds, a lovely time to be in England, what a pleasure.

As for the Scotch Bonnet's they are indeed a very delectable though to be treated with extreme caution culinary delight. I am quite prepared however to believe there exists another far more intimate north of the border female version presumable to be treated with equal caution.

1st May 2005, 16:25
Hooray! Hooray! Henry?! ;)

In all seriousness though, the swallows (or are they swifts?) reappeared on Sat 30th April here, which I've always assumed to mean that summer has finally arrived. :ok:

1st May 2005, 16:27
Well you know that makes sense, unless it was just one. One swallow you must know does not a summer make.

tony draper
1st May 2005, 16:36
Wasn't the Swallow a failed Canadian fast pointy thing and the Swift a failed Brit fast pointy thing?.

2nd May 2005, 01:57
May 1st, 2005.


-2C and snowing.