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What a beautiful day it's been today 8* degrees, Managed to get out on the scrambler for 3 hours around the country side, mostly in Shropshire and Cheshire, Not much traffic about on the B roads , You can't beat chilly sunny days, don't know what it is but when you get back home you feel invigorated ,

I do wish I had my heated grips, but the Hallvarssons Socks kept my toes toasty, And the bikes getting better with every mile I put on, Seems to be getting quicker too, but I think it's just because I'm getting more used to it, My brother had a ride, he'd already ridden the demo one from Woods, He commented how much he liked it, And you know what, I've not heard anyone say they didn't like the riding position of the Icon :) amazing really because like loads of people who buy BMWs, me included, end up spending a small fortune on Bar Backs, lowered or highered footpegs adjustable gear and brake levers, low or higher seats, :rolleyes: Seems like the riding position suits most riders, It certainly suits me,

We did a few single track roads, and a couple of loose gravel, heard the stones ping off a few things and my new belly pan got covered in cow muck, :( Those tyres handle the grass well, I was quite surprised how well, So I went back and had another go, :cool: Don't know how long these tyres are going to last, but who cares this bike is so much fun,
The brakes are great too, lots of pheasants out again today, A silly one stopped in front of me so I did an emergency stop, good practice, :eek:
That rear suspension aint getting any better, so first chance I get I'll be changing it for a fully adjustable one and then get the rear spring powder coated Yellow,
The handling is superb on all our small country roads, pressing on at around 4000 rpm changing up and down the box into the next bend rather than braking, I had the back move out a couple of times on the loose stuff , but it soon came back on line, The front forks perform really well when you shut off into a tight bend and the engine response is first class when you get back on the gas,
I think you can guess I had a great day, :D Rain tomorrow so I may polish it ,:(
 

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Sounds like a great way to start your day. Regarding the cow muck, that's what used to be referred to as "Cow Trailing" here in the US, back in the day, don't hear that said much anymore, just old timers I guess..

Nothing wrong with a "Polish Day" either....great way to relax!
 

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Good to hear, since I live deep in the Shropshire countryside in a narrow farm lane full of potholes, gravel, mud and muck and many bends, all year round!
 

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Well! I hope it's going to be nice for your bike pick up on wednesday littleowl , :) But I can't see it, they've given out heavy rain for the next 5 days, but at least it should have washed all the mud off your local roads :rolleyes:
 

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Well! I hope it's going to be nice for your bike pick up on wednesday littleowl , :) But I can't see it, they've given out heavy rain for the next 5 days, but at least it should have washed all the mud off your local roads :rolleyes:
Ha yes thats always a bonus of rain :rolleyes:
 

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great write up Graham made me want to get my multi out!
Little owl pls give us pics and write up when you take delivery
 
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