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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 21st November, 2019)

Motorbike


Motorbike
Motorbike on the canal bank.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: DTease on 21st November 2019 at 08:07

You should have pushed him in Mick.

Comment by: Mick on 21st November 2019 at 08:39

30 seconds after this action packed photo was a taken, a train went over the bridge heading to Southport.

Comment by: PeterP on 21st November 2019 at 08:46

No MOT since2016 No TAX since 2017 ???

Comment by: kath on 21st November 2019 at 08:48

great picture!

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 21st November 2019 at 09:54

Has this been on P.a.D before ? Reg plate seems to ring a bell

Comment by: Mick on 21st November 2019 at 12:42

Ive not sent it in before Standisher, maybe it my big shiny bike bell you can hear.

Comment by: Pw on 21st November 2019 at 13:22

Shorts and tee shirt Mick,I presume it was not this week.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st November 2019 at 15:30

I hope it wasn't this week with those itsy-bitsy shorts...especially on a day like today with Jack Frost's delight in nipping extremities!

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 21st November 2019 at 16:08

Been keeping an eye out for your bike around town Mick, but not heard your bell yet :)

Comment by: Alan on 21st November 2019 at 16:16

16 49 why is it not dark at that time.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 21st November 2019 at 16:56

The reason it was a summer photo is, because of the shock of hearing the motorbike, Mick fell off his bike and has been recovering since

Comment by: Axcroft on 21st November 2019 at 18:43

WN1 Standisher - posted on Wigan World General Messageboard, 17 July by FAT MICK. Several posts on the thread. And it is a great photo!

Comment by: . Ozy . on 21st November 2019 at 19:04

It is contrary to bylaws to ride a motorcycle on a canal towpath....end of ! ....I discovered this fact at some personal cost many years ago.
The photographic evidence in this instance is incontestable ...however...and ignoring the fact that this vehicle is neither taxed nor insured , the authorities have access to available technology to trace the registered keeper of this bike..... ( a green Aprilia 650 cc machine evidently ).
Will it happen ?.. .. extremely doubtful in my view.
Mick occasionally rides his bike on the pavement ( photographic evidence of this illegal activity does actually exist ),...as do I to be fair .. These acts also fall foul of the bylaws .
I guess we've both been fortunate insofar as neither of us has been hauled up before the beak , or at least I haven't anyway ...yet.
But it just goes to show , we are all living in an increasingly lawless society folks.
I reckon it all boils down to a choice between two options here ....zero tolerance , or the alternative live and let live option.....Which would be your choice I wonder?
Is illegality absolute , or are there acceptable degrees of illegality?
Answers on a postcard.

Comment by: Poet on 22nd November 2019 at 07:45

More like Live and Let Die I reckon Ozy. This could be a chase scene from Wigan's own Bond movie featuring Byrne. Mick Byrne.

Comment by: Pw on 22nd November 2019 at 12:23

Poet,good one, that really tickled me

Comment by: Mick on 22nd November 2019 at 13:51

Yes it is a action packed photo.and like ive already said, 30 seconds after this action packed photo was a taken, a train went over the bridge heading to Southport.

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