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Well it's Christmas in the UK now so Happy Christmas one and all.

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Merry Christmas from the south'n US to all!

 

Temps warm up just enough tomorrow to make  a run up the plateau for a warm lunch.

 

Y'all come, now, ya hear? :mg:

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As it's still Christmas here in the PNW, a very Merry one from Edmonds (Seattle), Washington.  :xmas:

 

We had a Polish Christmas here, so Wesołych Świąt!, too.

 

For a peek into that, see:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PBkYm-Mpqk

 

Heading home tomorrow with rides planned for Friday and Saturday.  :mg:

 

Best wishes for a grand 2019!

 

Bill

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The Sport managed to lead a small group 260 miles today and roll over its 110,000 mile service interval. The oil is in the bucket . . . :luigi:

 

Being "Boxing Day" in the UK, I suppose it was good that three of the bikes along were BMW "Boxers!"

 

BTW, what exactly is "Boxing Day" and why is it the day after Christmas? :huh2:

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The usual confused old tradition. Goes back into the middle ages when servants, having waited on the their masters, were allowed time to visit their family after Christmas. Later it became the day you thanked your tradesmen by giving them a gift, this moved onto giving boxes of unused food to the poor. Now it is just another secular bank holiday. In the last fifteen years or so it becomes the first day of the sales when most shopworkers are expected to work, almost a complete circle back to the pre middle ages. Is life really getting better for the common man?

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The usual confused old tradition. Goes back into the middle ages when servants, having waited on the their masters, were allowed time to visit their family after Christmas. Later it became the day you thanked your tradesmen by giving them a gift, this moved onto giving boxes of unused food to the poor. Now it is just another secular bank holiday. In the last fifteen years or so it becomes the first day of the sales when most shopworkers are expected to work, almost a complete circle back to the pre middle ages. Is life really getting better for the common man?

Now, there is the explanation I could never have found without an honest and personal conversation. :grin:  :thumbsup: 

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There's more, did I ever tell you about the time when I .......................

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And yes, I have just got back home after a Boxing Day party, it being 00.55hrs.

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Christmas Finally over.

There used to be a good reason for a celebration up here years ago, on the 21st the days are getting a little brighter every day. About 1000miles further north, they don't see the sun for months, quite dark 24/7. Summertime it's bright 24/7. Strange place.

Hope everybody has the dynamite ready for tomorrow, oh well, those bags with 20sticks of fun is over. ( excellent for removing snow of the roofs). Don't think my neighbors would appreciate that. Didn't have any at our last residence.

Wishing a great 19 to the V11Forum and everybody .

IPA time.

Cheers tom.

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