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fifer 12-12-2014 11:42 PM

Hello from the Kingdom of Fife
 
Hello from the Kingdom of Fife .
One of my names is Fifer and I am knackered due to carrying British engines in a haversack on my back for too many years .
The forum has a nice feel to it .:)
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John Hopkins 13-12-2014 01:03 AM

Welcome to the forum..

But Fife is not a kingdom..you had your chance and you blew it..

also you shouldn't go around feeling forums, thats how you catch something..

and what do you ride..

Oh and I almost forgot..male, female or poof?

John.

Friar Tuck 13-12-2014 07:32 AM

Greetins frum naarfuck!

100%Pat 13-12-2014 09:04 AM

welcome...
John .. sorry mate but Fife has always been a Kingdom...:thumbsu:

fifer 13-12-2014 06:08 PM

The Kingdom forgives ye:D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fife
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O.A.P , Male , married wi bairns and grandbairns .
Riddled wi arthritis and a degenerating spine .
Cannae hitch my leg up to even get owr a low saddle .
Bedbound for weeks at a time .
Built & legally ridden hundreds of bikes since the mid sixties and a good few over the pit bings before that .
Love going over to the Isle Of Man to various races including 25TT,s , a few Manx and Classic , a good few Southern 100,S , Jurby races and holidays outside the bike meetings and the wife and I have just celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary in the IOM a couple of months ago .


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Willgofar 13-12-2014 07:43 PM

You get about Fifer. welcome to 100%. :thumbu:

BikerGran 13-12-2014 10:07 PM

Fifer - it has to be Pete, yes? Tell me it's you!

fifer 13-12-2014 11:03 PM

Yep it is me ; If it is not me then somebody else has been having all the fun .:D:D
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BikerGran 14-12-2014 07:30 PM

Ladies and gents - well, members of this forum - this man is a true gent, welcomed me to his home having never met me except online, helped me to unload my trike from the towing dolly, then led me further north through Dundee cos it was tricky with the roadworks, where I said cheerio and headed to Aberdeen to catch the ferry to go to the Simmer Dim rally.

He looked after my car while I was away, then helped me to load the trike again for the long tow down to the south coast - all assisted by numerous cups of tea!

Cheers Pete!

John Hopkins 14-12-2014 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by fifer (Post 653981)
The Kingdom forgives ye:D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fife
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O.A.P , Male , married wi bairns and grandbairns .
Riddled wi arthritis and a degenerating spine .
Cannae hitch my leg up to even get owr a low saddle .
Bedbound for weeks at a time .
Built & legally ridden hundreds of bikes since the mid sixties and a good few over the pit bings before that .
Love going over to the Isle Of Man to various races including 25TT,s , a few Manx and Classic , a good few Southern 100,S , Jurby races and holidays outside the bike meetings and the wife and I have just celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary in the IOM a couple of months ago .


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I'm really sorry to hear you can't get your leg over.. my condolences to your wife..

John.

scanner 14-12-2014 09:16 PM

hi fifer good to see you on here

fifer 14-12-2014 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by John Hopkins (Post 653997)
I'm really sorry to hear you can't get your leg over.. my condolences to your wife..

John.

No condolences required :D
Have you not used the sitting in the chair method , or the reverse missionary or the stand up and bruise the dog positions ?
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John Hopkins 15-12-2014 12:25 AM

Oh fuck..now I have to go for a mind bleach..

John.

fifer 15-12-2014 09:39 AM

John , since your mind is now clean and sharp from the bleach, perhaps you might be able to help me with a choice I have to make ?

Next year will be my 30th wedding anniversary which is named the Pearl Anniversary .
Should I give my wife a Pearl necklace or a tube of toothpaste for her Pearly whites ??:confused::D

Anyway , thanks to all for the warm welcome lads and lassies ; it is much appreciated :thumbu:
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Pete

harry 15-12-2014 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by BikerGran (Post 653996)
Ladies and gents - well, members of this forum - this man is a true gent, welcomed me to his home having never met me except online, helped me to unload my trike from the towing dolly, then led me further north through Dundee cos it was tricky with the roadworks, where I said cheerio and headed to Aberdeen to catch the ferry to go to the Simmer Dim rally.

He looked after my car while I was away, then helped me to load the trike again for the long tow down to the south coast - all assisted by numerous cups of tea!

Cheers Pete!

He sounds like a right creep ;)

Welcom from zummerset :thumbsu:

fifer 15-12-2014 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by harry (Post 654008)
He sounds like a right creep ;)

Welcom from zummerset :thumbsu:

As well as being a Right Creep I am also a Left creep and a Middle Creep .
In fact , I have a degree in creepiness .
I am so adept at creeping that the only folk that see me coming are women:eek:
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BikerGran 15-12-2014 08:39 PM

Ha ha you wish!

whistler 16-12-2014 07:00 PM

Welcome to the forum fifer, from a fellow fifer (adopted).

fifer 16-12-2014 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by whistler (Post 654013)
Welcome to the forum fifer, from a fellow fifer (adopted).

There is an very old saying which goes
" It taks a lang spin tae sup wi a Fifer "
Translation ;
" It takes a long spoon to sup with a Fifer "
All that meant was that Fifers kept themselves to themselves

The vast majority of Fifers are now very welcoming to most folk .

Thanks for the welcome :)
Pete

John Hopkins 16-12-2014 08:29 PM

Hold on a minute..

Ok ..so you've got a spoon that is 3ft long..Is the bowl of food 3ft away..

So you can reach the food with your long spoon but now you have to get it into your mouth which is not 3ft away..but the Fifer is..so you can feed him but not yourself..

Stupid idea..

Move the bowl closer, use a short spoon, or go somewhere else to eat..

John.

harry 16-12-2014 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Hopkins (Post 654016)
Hold on a minute..

Ok ..so you've got a spoon that is 3ft long..Is the bowl of food 3ft away..

So you can reach the food with your long spoon but now you have to get it into your mouth which is not 3ft away..but the Fifer is..so you can feed him but not yourself..

Stupid idea..

Move the bowl closer, use a short spoon, or go somewhere else to eat..

John.

Or: change your grip on the spoon so the bowl (of the spoon) is closer to yer gob. Lateral thinking :rolleyes:

whistler 16-12-2014 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fifer (Post 654015)
There is an very old saying which goes
" It taks a lang spin tae sup wi a Fifer "
Translation ;
" It takes a long spoon to sup with a Fifer "
All that meant was that Fifers kept themselves to themselves

The vast majority of Fifers are now very welcoming to most folk .

Thanks for the welcome :)
Pete

Been here 20yrs now. Think the village I live in has excepted me by now. My grandkids are born and bred fifers as is my daughter, so ties that bind an all that. Great place to live and great biking roads.

fifer 16-12-2014 10:46 PM

Yep , lateral thinking is the way to go :thumbu:
The spoons were 6 feet in length from the tip of the handle to the tip off the bowl .
The wise thing was that they bent them 180 degrees at 3 feet so that the tip of the handle was parallel with the tip off the bowl .
But the best part was that the Fifers only let the wise ones into their lives ;

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the ones who ignored the long spoon and just went over and got a normal spoon and then paid for everybody,s meal .:D:D:D
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fifer 17-12-2014 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by whistler (Post 654019)
Been here 20yrs now. Think the village I live in has excepted me by now. My grandkids are born and bred fifers as is my daughter, so ties that bind an all that. Great place to live and great biking roads.

Aye , Fife is a great place to live and the roads are varied .
Some of the best roads lead to the Anstruther Fish Bar :D
Other roads lead to Knockhill Racing Circuit and , sadly , the now defunct Road Races around Beveridge Park
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Friar Tuck 17-12-2014 05:42 AM

What's the price of property around there like?

whistler 17-12-2014 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by fifer (Post 654021)
Aye , Fife is a great place to live and the roads are varied .
Some of the best roads lead to the Anstruther Fish Bar :D
Other roads lead to Knockhill Racing Circuit and , sadly , the now defunct Road Races around Beveridge Park
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Couldn't agree more. And at least they are trying to get bike events up and running again at the park.

fifer 17-12-2014 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Friar Tuck (Post 654022)
What's the price of property around there like?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Av...jUE5HtaJi6gLAK
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