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Submitted by Tiffany on 26 September, 2010 - 20:11
I had a great time yesterday at Bob's BMWs, lots of people interested in my presentation about my globetrotting travels with minimal heckling (this is the USA!) and many questions afterwards about how I do it and why a BMW. Always easy to reply as I have been riding Thelma now for 13 years and she has never let me down.
Whilst I was there the workshop blokes at Bob's took a look at my dodgy speedo clock- for those who may recall, I was chased by wolves a couple of weeks ago in Labrador, and in my haste to get away from them, Thelma and I hit a rock in the ground at high speed, which made the speedo needle drop to zero. It has only worked intermittently since then, though I have mastered the technique of removing my glove, getting my hand under the dashboard and re-attaching the cable to the back of the speedo clock, all whilst riding along at 40 mph (don't tell my Mum).
The speedo finally refused to cooperate a few days ago, the guys at Bob's took a look and announced it was completely broken, they set to work and cannibalised another old clock and somehow bodged a new one that fitted back onto Thelma. I can now measure my distances a bit more accurately.