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entus

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entus says:

The Fastest Place On Earth

Part 2 tonight at 10 on BBC the second. They get to run the bikes at Bonneville salt flats.

Spondonste, were you on this or was it just someone with a random Spondon sign in their garage on last weeks?

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goldenboyfz1

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goldenboyfz1 says:

Great

Almost forgot !!.. cheers !!..

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

'Twasn't me

Wasn't me but I also saw the clip you're talking about. There have been quite a few Spondon road signs nicked in the past particularly in the 70's and 80's. Might have something to do with a particular engineering company in that part of the world??:tongue:

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goldenboyfz1

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goldenboyfz1 says:

Love it

What a great show.... British spirit and all that.


Inspires you to get up off the sofa and do something great !

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Reynard

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Reynard says:

Fantastic

programme, shame there are not more like it, instead of the usual diet of drivel that now passes for 'entertainment' on the beeb. Just goes to show that the spirit of shed engineering still burns bright in thr U.K .Thought the sound track was excellent as well:smile

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BaldE35

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BaldE35 says:

salt of the earth

It was compelling viewing, I have no idea how those guys had such a strong committment to just getting to the flats let alone riding there. It was fantastic to the see the mates of friend who had passed away completely rebuilding his project bike and paying him an awesome tribute.

Each rider had their own story an each had put everything they had into the venture just amazing.   

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obewan

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obewan says:

Pah

I've done 1,669.8kmh (1043mph), on an old Royal Enfield before now. Completely standard in fact lashed together with quite a lot of wire etc.

 

Ok admittedly it was at Nanyuki in Kenya (on the equater).

Ok hat on coat on leaving now

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Steveyman

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Steveyman says:

Loved it

What made me laugh was Chris Ireland, packed in a good job too stressful, had a nervous breakdown and now cleans the litter off a beach and loves it, and makes his own parts for various projects in his garage. But really was it John Virgo the snooker player in disguise.

The close friends of Mike who sadly died, never finished his bike project. They all rebuilt his bike, took it to speed week and on the last run scattered his ashes.

I would like to see if they all go back next year and how they get on, really enjoyed it.:smile

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