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I surely can't compete with your colorful lifestyle. Things continue to idle along at a mind deadening normal here in the field. I am trying to stir things up a little, however. I've got the Phantom for sale in the classifieds and if it ever gets sold, I'm heading off to Chiang Mai to get me a Ninja. To tell the truth the wife is yet to be convinced but I think I'm getting there.

I've got a friend with a couple of new 650's and he got me hooked on a ride the other day. Almost forgot, I swear that Momo and King were nowhere near your ducks. :)

I quite fancy a Ninja myself, seem quite affordable. Now I'd really like a BMW but crazy prices. to be honest I've been doing a lot of Kms on various bikes recently and from what I've seen and experienced with Dogs, Chickens & the driving skills of the Collective , I've come to the conclusion that we're all better sticking to 4 wheels. Now I've heard the argument from experienced riders about more power, gets you out of trouble but I'm not convinced a Ninja can ride a Dogs or protect you from the collective anymore than a phantom. The chances of not ending up in Hospital by no fault of our own are somewhere between 0 and nothing.

your lovely wife will take some convincing hopefully and you'll stay safe.

As for Dogs, I'm a firm believer that all Dogs should be on a leash or lynched .

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Good choice on the bike upgrade VF, the roads and weather up here in North Thailand are perfect for motorbike touring, just make sure your not the next farang patient that Kandahar is visiting!

Which Ninja are you going for, 250cc or 650cc, naked or fairing? If funds allow after the arrival of my baby girl and the rainy season is out of the way I'll also be off to CM to upgrade but probably only to a D Tracker unless the Versys is released in the next few months.

It looks like the Ninja 650R is my choice. Was surprised at how easy it was to get used to. It really helps to be able to ride one first.

Avoiding traffic and city driving is easy for me as I live more than 50km out of town. I only ride when conditions are perfect and with my gear on. A bike is for fun not transportation in my case.

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Good choice on the bike upgrade VF, the roads and weather up here in North Thailand are perfect for motorbike touring, just make sure your not the next farang patient that Kandahar is visiting!

Which Ninja are you going for, 250cc or 650cc, naked or fairing? If funds allow after the arrival of my baby girl and the rainy season is out of the way I'll also be off to CM to upgrade but probably only to a D Tracker unless the Versys is released in the next few months.

It looks like the Ninja 650R is my choice. Was surprised at how easy it was to get used to. It really helps to be able to ride one first.

Avoiding traffic and city driving is easy for me as I live more than 50km out of town. I only ride when conditions are perfect and with my gear on. A bike is for fun not transportation in my case.

Perfect conditions, OK. must have been someone else I saw nearly get wiped out by a driver on the wrong side of the road not six months ago. :D

The Collective can be found on the roads anywhere, anytime, as can sleeping dogs.

The riding experience helps though, what are we talking 15-20 years :):D

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Anyway, I'm seeking Job opportunites in the UK for a couple of months. Work can be very grounding ;-)

Hows the election Biff. I saw a couple of black range Rovers rushing into what looked like the grounds of Buck House on thai news yesterday, but it was only on for a couple of seconds. Royalty or MP's ? Tories and Liberals getting together puts it all into perspective, Powers more important than principle. Anyway, biff. get it sorted before you come over here. The worlds waiting on this. They look up to our fine upstanding members of parliament .

They still haven't made their minds up as to which set of tossers will be in charge yet! Black Range Rovers were probably the milkman :)

I'll make a few phone calls but to be honest they've stopped returning my calls due to the level of abuse they've been getting!

Just had my car clamped, 2 days before I was selling it, which will set me back £600!!!

Job opportunities? you can have mine mate, just about sick of the dam_n place!

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Anyway, I'm seeking Job opportunites in the UK for a couple of months. Work can be very grounding ;-)

Hows the election Biff. I saw a couple of black range Rovers rushing into what looked like the grounds of Buck House on thai news yesterday, but it was only on for a couple of seconds. Royalty or MP's ? Tories and Liberals getting together puts it all into perspective, Powers more important than principle. Anyway, biff. get it sorted before you come over here. The worlds waiting on this. They look up to our fine upstanding members of parliament .

They still haven't made their minds up as to which set of tossers will be in charge yet! Black Range Rovers were probably the milkman :)

I'll make a few phone calls but to be honest they've stopped returning my calls due to the level of abuse they've been getting!

Just had my car clamped, 2 days before I was selling it, which will set me back £600!!!

Job opportunities? you can have mine mate, just about sick of the dam_n place!

I've just heard Brown had resigned as party Leader, maybe he was visiting Liz at Buck Palace , don't know. I'll have to check the archived news.

Still Clamping are they, was it the police or those privateers. 600 quid, thats got to be London. I think I'd just go out and buy an Uzzi if that happened to me. It was always handy having a Citroen years ago, drop the suspension to the ground every time I parked up just in case.

I'm sure I'll get done for speeding or running a red light in my first week back anyway. Hopefully I'll be able to get a couple of months work and then 'get the hel_l out of dodge' for another 18 months ;-)

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Anyway, I'm seeking Job opportunites in the UK for a couple of months. Work can be very grounding ;-)

Hows the election Biff. I saw a couple of black range Rovers rushing into what looked like the grounds of Buck House on thai news yesterday, but it was only on for a couple of seconds. Royalty or MP's ? Tories and Liberals getting together puts it all into perspective, Powers more important than principle. Anyway, biff. get it sorted before you come over here. The worlds waiting on this. They look up to our fine upstanding members of parliament .

They still haven't made their minds up as to which set of tossers will be in charge yet! Black Range Rovers were probably the milkman :D

I'll make a few phone calls but to be honest they've stopped returning my calls due to the level of abuse they've been getting!

Just had my car clamped, 2 days before I was selling it, which will set me back £600!!!

Job opportunities? you can have mine mate, just about sick of the dam_n place!

I've just heard Brown had resigned as party Leader, maybe he was visiting Liz at Buck Palace , don't know. I'll have to check the archived news.

Still Clamping are they, was it the police or those privateers. 600 quid, thats got to be London. I think I'd just go out and buy an Uzzi if that happened to me. It was always handy having a Citroen years ago, drop the suspension to the ground every time I parked up just in case.

I'm sure I'll get done for speeding or running a red light in my first week back anyway. Hopefully I'll be able to get a couple of months work and then 'get the hel_l out of dodge' for another 18 months ;-)

Yeah he's resigning in September, Tories are miffed that the Libs have been talking to labour behind their back, the markets are unhappy with it all but hopefully we'll get less of a party agenda and more sensible government, or we could get a tory minority govt. that shuts all the schools, loses all the in-house votes meaning they need to call another election, and makes them un-electable for 50 years, fingers crossed :)

yes it was privateers, in London, a parking ticket that I forgot about, his van has cameras with number plate recognition software, he drives along slowly and it beeps when it see's one, shows him the file on his on-board computer, he checks any outstanding finance any owed council tax etc etc, gets a valuation of the car then sticks a clamp on it! Actually a decent fella, has given me till tomorrow to pay it instead of just towing it which adds £190 plus £40 a day storage for four days before they take it to an auction where it may or may not sell, if not, back to the pound @ £40 till it does, all added to my bill of course! Then, without you knowing, you still owe them the difference between the selling price and all their charges!

The worst ones are the cameras that send parking tickets to the registered address of the vehicle, you don't know you've got one till a week or so later when it plops on your doormat!

Latest is the average speed camera, they're installing them on a road near me as we speak, clocks your speed as you enter the 'zone' then works out your average speed when you leave, if you go over the limit at any point along the way, ticket arrives through your door! Nice!

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Just to get back on Topic, in case anyones taking notice.

We had a Chat with the Dogs owners this evening. we headed up to the top of the garden and through the gate near were the Dogs would come in. One of the Dogs was already in the garden. and another was sniffing about barking just behind the gate. owner of said dogs could clearly see the commotion. Great, will be much easier to explain the situation to them now.

Unfortunately they were a nice couple with one young son. The Guy pretended to be busy and let his wife do the talking. She's a lovely woman, she had almost certainly been informed on the village telegraph beforehand but it went well. She didn't have any money, theres a surprise. but she's willing to have the Dogs killed , all three of them , there each worth 150 baht each for meat apparently. and give me the proceeds. I explained that if I wasn't a Farang and a Thai then she would have to find the money wouldn't she. She seemed to agree with me. We said we didn't want the money, or her to kill the dogs as I didn't have anything left for them to kill but that she may have to take responsibilty for them in future. If anyone else looses a Duck in future there sure to be knocking on her door. I think she'll have the Dogs dealt with.

Its a difficult situation, one doesn't want to start some sort of fued with the locals over a few Ducks. I had dogs that killed ducks before, and I got rid of the dogs as I would if they bit anyone. A farang aquaintance I know has a chicken killing Dog. he keeps it chained up all day and lets it off at night , it still takes a chicken but no one sees it. He seems to think its funny his dog killing the peasants chickens, he can afford the occasional 100 baht, so whats the big deal. I suggested maybe he needs to have it put down, but he wasn't keen. So it goes on.

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My dog is the wannabe scourge of the local chicken flock which is one of the reasons he spends his outdoor time on the lead.

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Anyway, I'm seeking Job opportunites in the UK for a couple of months. Work can be very grounding ;-)

Hows the election Biff. I saw a couple of black range Rovers rushing into what looked like the grounds of Buck House on thai news yesterday, but it was only on for a couple of seconds. Royalty or MP's ? Tories and Liberals getting together puts it all into perspective, Powers more important than principle. Anyway, biff. get it sorted before you come over here. The worlds waiting on this. They look up to our fine upstanding members of parliament .

They still haven't made their minds up as to which set of tossers will be in charge yet! Black Range Rovers were probably the milkman :D

I'll make a few phone calls but to be honest they've stopped returning my calls due to the level of abuse they've been getting!

Just had my car clamped, 2 days before I was selling it, which will set me back £600!!!

Job opportunities? you can have mine mate, just about sick of the dam_n place!

I've just heard Brown had resigned as party Leader, maybe he was visiting Liz at Buck Palace , don't know. I'll have to check the archived news.

Still Clamping are they, was it the police or those privateers. 600 quid, thats got to be London. I think I'd just go out and buy an Uzzi if that happened to me. It was always handy having a Citroen years ago, drop the suspension to the ground every time I parked up just in case.

I'm sure I'll get done for speeding or running a red light in my first week back anyway. Hopefully I'll be able to get a couple of months work and then 'get the hel_l out of dodge' for another 18 months ;-)

Yeah he's resigning in September, Tories are miffed that the Libs have been talking to labour behind their back, the markets are unhappy with it all but hopefully we'll get less of a party agenda and more sensible government, or we could get a tory minority govt. that shuts all the schools, loses all the in-house votes meaning they need to call another election, and makes them un-electable for 50 years, fingers crossed :)

yes it was privateers, in London, a parking ticket that I forgot about, his van has cameras with number plate recognition software, he drives along slowly and it beeps when it see's one, shows him the file on his on-board computer, he checks any outstanding finance any owed council tax etc etc, gets a valuation of the car then sticks a clamp on it! Actually a decent fella, has given me till tomorrow to pay it instead of just towing it which adds £190 plus £40 a day storage for four days before they take it to an auction where it may or may not sell, if not, back to the pound @ £40 till it does, all added to my bill of course! Then, without you knowing, you still owe them the difference between the selling price and all their charges!

The worst ones are the cameras that send parking tickets to the registered address of the vehicle, you don't know you've got one till a week or so later when it plops on your doormat!

Latest is the average speed camera, they're installing them on a road near me as we speak, clocks your speed as you enter the 'zone' then works out your average speed when you leave, if you go over the limit at any point along the way, ticket arrives through your door! Nice!

actually a Decent Fella !? :D :D . Thats Ok then I suppose Biff. I was thinking Bullet and between the eyes but , Ok. now he's a decent fella, I'll leave it at that ;-) . Its not a Job I could do and sleep at night though.

The good thing about the average speed camera's is that its possible to remember where you are after the first camera and then reduce your speed drastically , or stop . I've done that a few times.

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Yeah, sorry, kinda hijacked your thread there, slightly off-topic but it was my bad day/week/month story! :)

Seems with your duck saga you've at least had some dialogue and established that the dog 'owners' are decent folks. Shame you had to lose all your ducks but hopefully she'll take better care of her dogs in future, having just said that I realise that's probably not going to happen! :D she'll just wait till someone else loses ducks then kill the dogs! Shame really 'cos the dogs don't know they're doing anything wrong, just saw a tasty looking duck and ate it.

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My dog is the wannabe scourge of the local chicken flock which is one of the reasons he spends his outdoor time on the lead.

All Dogs are wannabe scourges , the lead helps , but if the chickens not fenced and is running all over the village then there shouldn't be any come back in my opinion. I've noticed quite a few Chicken coups and runs in our Village , so maybe things are changing here slowly.

you can let it off the lead at the next hash, it'll be a wannabe scourge of humanity then. we've had a few Dogs attend , seem to help drag there owners around, great for the Hill climbs I would think.

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Yeah, sorry, kinda hijacked your thread there, slightly off-topic but it was my bad day/week/month story! :)

Seems with your duck saga you've at least had some dialogue and established that the dog 'owners' are decent folks. Shame you had to lose all your ducks but hopefully she'll take better care of her dogs in future, having just said that I realise that's probably not going to happen! :D she'll just wait till someone else loses ducks then kill the dogs! Shame really 'cos the dogs don't know they're doing anything wrong, just saw a tasty looking duck and ate it.

Don't worry about Hijacking this thread. Anything goes in my opinion. I'm one of the worst for Hijacking threads anyway. maybe second only to Scea. ;-)

It does seem to be the way things go in the Chiang Rai forum. who's complaining :D ............. Oh, yes. me I suppose , its a complaining thread :D

The Dogs never eat the ducks, just rip the back out of them and leave them to suffer . if they actually ate them I wouldn't mind so much. There usual diet of sticky Rice sucks. Its interesting how they didn't take the chickens (yet). I think they have a novel way of training the dogs not to kill chickens , maybe it would work for Ducks but I suspect it would have to take place just after the kill. I've heard they super heat the dead chicken that the dogs just killed and stick it down the Dogs throat, the Dog associates Chickens with intense pain in future.

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I had a bad day today.

But I actually started to love bad days quite some time ago.

Why?

Because the next day is usually a better day... :)

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aversion therapy for dogs? I didn't realise they just killed the ducks! Not good. I did wonder how come the roaming dogs in the soi didn't kill/eat the roaming chickens, I've had many thoughts about killing the lot of them as the barking/crowing spreads from somewhere in Laos to the south of Thailand via the Thai family's house as i tried to sleep! Next week I'll have the added joy of twice nightly feeds for the tiny new cat and dog additions to our family!

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I had a bad day today.

But I actually started to love bad days quite some time ago.

Why?

Because the next day is usually a better day... :D

Yeah it's all about the contrast I suppose :D

That's what the guy who clamped my car said to me 'it can only get better mate!'

yeah, cheers :)

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