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Oct 5: Bike beats plane.
15-OCT-2004 David Mingay

Oct 5: Bike beats plane.

How do I represent today in a photograph? Well, I had to go see a man about a cooker for the cottage. So I took the bike, a 90 mile round trip. It was sunny, it rained a bit, and then sunny again. Later there was a 'dirty' sunset. This pic should do then, huh? What it doesn't show is that I overtook an aeroplane. Yes, really. It was just taking off from an airstrip that ran parallel to the road. Zoom, straight past. I don't think I've ever done that before...

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Guest 06-Oct-2004 23:25
A nice long ride! The water on this is really cool!
virginiacoastline06-Oct-2004 02:39
and I imagine you are STILL feeling the buzz in your, ummmm, seat pad =]
Gabriele Hasslacher05-Oct-2004 21:50
And what does the rest of the bike look like?
Which one is it?
jude05-Oct-2004 20:24
Beautiful clarity and focus.. amazing really
Graham Whitehead05-Oct-2004 20:09
Great shot David, nice to know you enjoy your bike as it was intended :-)
David Mingay05-Oct-2004 19:42
Ray, you're too clever. That's exactly where I was. Were you in the plane?
Ray :)05-Oct-2004 19:36
Cool image, David. Sounds like you were at Popham on the A30/A303?
Si Kirk05-Oct-2004 18:53
LOL i am happy to overtake a bus in the car, go with the top gun feeling!
David Mingay05-Oct-2004 18:40
That scene from Top Gun flashed through my mind too... but this wasn't a jet fighter...
Guest 05-Oct-2004 18:35
Top Gun even
Guest 05-Oct-2004 18:35
You mean like Tom Cruise did in Tom Gun ? Respect :-)
Gary Blanchette05-Oct-2004 18:28
I remember the days of motorcycle road trips. Thanks for the fond memories...
Guest 05-Oct-2004 18:17
You rode your bike 90 miles??? WOW! That IS a Triumph!! Cool shot, Dude