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Ex biker buys an MX5.

Postby Malc » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:20 am

After 45 years on motorbikes I have decided to hang up my boots.
A combination of old age, arthritic fingers and a recent collar bone injury have finally made me see sense. :wink:

So at the grand old age of 61 - I am buying a new 2 litre MX5. :shock:

I just hope that the MX5 will fill the void which will left, now that the bike has gone. :wink:

I have been all over Scotland & Europe on my bike and I hope do do some of the same with the MX5. I look forward to meeting up with some of you soon. 8)
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Postby poing » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:37 am

Welcome Malc.

Not sure an mx5 will replace the full on bike experience. You'll need one of these to come close to the bike feeling:

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Saying that, it depends what sort of biking you did. You'll still get a thrill from the mx5 experience, just a different sort. Myself and my other half were only talking yesterday about getting our bike licence, but I would never get myself a sports bike due to my life span being seriously reduced if I did, I have little self restraint :wink:

Get some pics of your car up so we can all have a drool and it would be cool to see you at some of the events. There is always something going on :D
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Postby PaulDS » Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:05 pm

good on ya Malc
we all get here eventually
You just managed to hang on longer :P
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Postby malcolm » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:04 pm

Hi Malc, You'll still enjoy the twisty roads and overtaking with your new MX5, and you'll have the added benafit of the soft top when it rains.
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Postby Hotch » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:44 pm

Welcome Malc, when my car's back on the road I'll look forward to seeing you at one of our events
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Postby svthou » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:28 am

Hi Malc what do you mean ex biker...there is no such thing :!:
you'll need to bring the car along to let me see it
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Postby Malc » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:32 am

Good grief!

Imagine meeting you here! :shock:

I'll give you a shout when I get the car - it'll have to be sunny though. :lol:
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Postby svthou » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:36 am

it's always sunny in mx5 land :P
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Postby Detritus » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:27 pm

Welcome Malc.

I was a biker for years until I had kids, and that meant a car and no money for a bike as well. :cry:

I always promised myself another bike so when the opportunity came I took a Yamaha for a test ride, age had certainly changed me and I got off the bike freezing and stiff. :lol:

I now own a lovely MX5, with the benefit of a boot (sort of) a stereo and no skid lid. 8)

The only time I really miss the bike is in traffic jams. :x

Good on yer for lasting so long, you're a better man than me.
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Postby Detritus » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:27 pm

:oops: sorry sent it twice
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Postby Malc » Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:27 pm

Collected the car yesterday - looks like it may well fill that void left by the bike. :lol:

Just got to get it run in now - then we'll see how good it really is. :shock:

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Postby pablo » Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:12 pm

Welcome Malc.

There was a bit of anti-biker stuff spouted here last year but thankfully didn't amount to much :roll:

I'm lucky enough to have kept the bikes when the kids came along and have just got myself another MX5 but it will be a while before thats on the road I think :shock: (bit of a fixer upper!)

Hope you enjoy your new toy
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Postby Detritus » Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:23 pm

HeeHeeHee. :lol:

Another silver one. 8)

We'll have those reds out noumbered soon. :twisted:
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Postby Colin » Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:41 pm

Hi Malc

Welcome to the forum, good to have you along.

I'm the MX-5 Owners' Club Area Co-ordinator covering Invergowrie, so if you want to know anything about the Club, e-mail me at the address below. Having said that, you don't have to be a Club member to enjoy the forum, so there's no pressure ... :)

In the meantime enjoy the huge amount of information and wackiness which is the MX-5 Scotland forum and feel free to try out a couple of events. If you'd posted on Saturday, I'd have had you along to our first run on Sunday: brilliant day!

And if you decide to join, I'll be waiting with a form ... :wink:
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Postby Wesly » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:12 pm

Cars gorgeous mate!

can only hope you enjoy it as much as the bike!

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Performance over Chrome!!!!
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Postby frank boyle » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:30 pm

Yippee another primer coloured one.

Welcome aboard buddy, I know the MX 5 isnt quite the wind in the hair feeling, (well not for me anyway!!!) but its pretty close, and you get a heater.
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Postby the_frozen_penguin » Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:42 pm

Welcome Malc, lovely car. Yes I too was a biker but my toy had to have 4 wheels to allow my other half a shot too. Another bike would have been too selfish.

Though have been grinning since I got mine. Hopefully the grin will be back this weekend if the MOT man say yes. :D
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Postby svthou » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:10 pm

Affy bonnie Malc. Yer still a biker though.....you just dont have a bike.....just now :!:
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Postby kristoff » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:30 pm

Malc wrote:Collected the car yesterday - looks like it may well fill that void left by the bike. :lol:

Just got to get it run in now - then we'll see how good it really is. :shock:

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Hey Malc, you can nearly see my house from the top of the Law on that pic! Hope you're not like all the other Mk3 drivers in this area, roof up at all times! :roll:
Gerr on t'internet.
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Postby Malc » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:59 pm

Hope you're not like all the other Mk3 drivers in this area, roof up at all times!


I'll have the top down at every opportunity. :lol:

I've only had the car 2 days - and a seagull shit on my head today. :shock:
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