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Posted by roberto, on Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:10 am
[quote roberto] Well folks in INDIA the most wanted of Indigenious TWO WHEELER Cruisers, are BAJA AVENGER 200cc which has all the features that makes them good for fun riding. I freak out on my AVENGER every week-end and knock the hell out of myself & the bike. Our roads are below the expected standard, hence one could get all the equalents of dirt track riding. Urostomy or no urostomy! I would'nt want to lose out to such exicitement. So I go for it. Try it out if there are no objections from the wife, & brandishing of the rolling pin. Helmet solution!
 
Reply by Past Member, on Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:39 pm
hey that sounds like fun, riding around india{where are the tigers?} how about posting a photo of your bike.
 
Reply by roberto, on Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:04 am
                                 
mild_mannered_super_hero wrote:
hey that sounds like fun, riding around india{where are the tigers?} how about posting a photo of your bike.



[quote Roberto] The tigers & jumbos are keen audience clapping & cheering, every time a bank turn is taken or a WHEELY is done. Indian jungle animals are friendly well-wishers, with good intentions when they are not hungry! The jungle inhabitants acknowledge that messy ostomates don't make a tasty meal!
 
Reply by roberto, on Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:45 pm
                                 
mild_mannered_super_hero wrote:
hey that sounds like fun, riding around india{where are the tigers?} how about posting a photo of your bike.


[quote roberto] I dont a picture a the moment; will post a vivid picture during next week
 
Reply by roberto, on Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:29 pm
                                 
roberto wrote:
                                 
mild_mannered_super_hero wrote:
hey that sounds like fun, riding around india{where are the tigers?} how about posting a photo of your bike.


[quote roberto] I dont have a picture of the bike at the moment; will post a vivid picture during next week
 
Reply by Belinda, on Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:38 am
Hi Roberto -bet it's warmer in India than it is here in England. The only other person i know in India works in Mumbai (and hates it). Sounds as if you have fun with the bike. Cheers, Belinda.
 
Reply by roberto, on Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:27 pm
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Belinda wrote:
Hi Roberto -bet it's warmer in India than it is here in England. The only other person i know in India works in Mumbai (and hates it). Sounds as if you have fun with the bike. Cheers, Belinda.


[quote ROBERTO] Hi Belinda- your right INDIA is a tropical country with a warm climate, ie because close to Equator. North India gets very cold in winter, but in summer (april to mid-june) its hell hot. I live in South India, in a place known as Bangalore. Its has altitude of 4000ft above sea level. We are about mid-way between the coasts of Indian Ocean on the west & Bay of Bengal on the east. We have a very equatable climate & right now it peaks to 30deg.C. If & when it warms up, it rains heavily.to cool the place. It's comparable to a Hill Staton. It is for this reason the British chose it, for a Military Cantonment during colonial era. It still retains this identity post independence. Bangalore is the State capital of Karnataka with a coast 300kms to the west of Bangalore.
We have a small Ostomy population & I joined this crowd (Urostomate) 18 years ago, from TMCH Mumbai. We have a well equipped Stoma Clinic with qualified ETs, @ the KIDWAI MEMORIAL Institute of Oncology with qualified Medical Professionals.
I am active amateur radio operator,call VU2RKC, & also an Ostomy Counsellor.
As I key in this message it's raining heavily(monsoon has set in), typical of Bangalore.
Regards, wish you best of health & cheer, [roberto/quote]


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Reply by Belinda, on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:10 pm
Hey Roberto -thanks for the interesting information. We couldn't live in more different places! I'm on the East coast of England in a seaside resort called Scarborough. We would be very pleased if the temperature reached 30 degrees. My hobbies are much quieter than yours. I love the countryside and photography, and have been out photographing flowers this afternoon. I don't get very far as I've had Multiple Sclerosis for 40 years, then 5 years ago I had to have an Ileostomy because of Colitis. I'm not allowed to drive because of poor sight due to the MS, and can't walk far either. What a misery I sound but believe me I can find humour in everything. It must be very satisfying being a counsellor to others. I wanted to do it for the Ileostomy Association here in England, but there is a long training course which I couldn't manage to do. Am going to look up Bangalore now and see where you are! Cheerio for now. Belinda.
 
Reply by roberto, on Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:10 am
                                 
Belinda wrote:
Hey Roberto -thanks for the interesting information. We couldn't live in more different places! I'm on the East coast of England in a seaside resort called Scarborough. We would be very pleased if the temperature reached 30 degrees. My hobbies are much quieter than yours. I love the countryside and photography, and have been out photographing flowers this afternoon. I don't get very far as I've had Multiple Sclerosis for 40 years, then 5 years ago I had to have an Ileostomy because of Colitis. I'm not allowed to drive because of poor sight due to the MS, and can't walk far either. What a misery I sound but believe me I can find humour in everything. It must be very satisfying being a counsellor to others. I wanted to do it for the Ileostomy Association here in England, but there is a long training course which I couldn't manage to do. Am going to look up Bangalore now and see where you are! Cheerio for now. Belinda.



[quote/Roberto] Hi Belinda, I forgot to mention that Bangalore's winter (September to January) night temperatures drop to 19degC & during the day goes up to 24/25degC. My sympathys, you have multiple health problems & restricted movements.
A close friend of mine of Swiss origin, Robert Kohli, settled in Bangalore, & "passed away" a couple of days ago, was stricken with MS & immobile neck downwards. He used to move around the tranquil areas of the city, in an Computerised Electric Wheel Chair with or without  an escort. What a brave determined guy with immense courage. Incidentally he was able bodied upto the mid 1980s & was deputed by Convergence(Swiss manufacturer) to set up a unit in Bangalore. He was also an active Amateur Radio Operator & trained many " HAM Home Brews".
This made him familiar person in Bangalore. He was an ICON of courage for many depressed ailing persons. We all miss him, & may "HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE".
My apologies, I may have left many of your questions unanswered, & straying from the pertinent topics.
God Bless & Bye, [Roberto/quote] 14th june 2009
 
Reply by Belinda, on Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:41 pm
Roberto -I was so sorry to hear about the death of your friend. He sounds to have been a very courageous person. My MS, strangely, seems to have levelled out recently-it's called Secondary Progressive now. I would love to use an electric wheelchair, but the pavements round here are in a pretty parlace state, and I have no-one to push an ordinary wheelchair. I lve with my brother who has heart trouble, so we tend to look after each other! I seem to recall that my grandfather was a radio ham, and as I am 63, that must have been a very long time ago. As you say, we are getting off your original topic, so I must stop boring you as I know nothing about motor bikes. Today my brother took me to our local forest where I photographed lots of flowers and had a lovely time in the sunshine. Hope you had a good day Roberto. Regards, Belinda.
 
Reply by roberto, on Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:30 am
                                 
Belinda wrote:
Roberto -I was so sorry to hear about the death of your friend. He sounds to have been a very courageous person. My MS, strangely, seems to have levelled out recently-it's called Secondary Progressive now. I would love to use an electric wheelchair, but the pavements round here are in a pretty parlace state, and I have no-one to push an ordinary wheelchair. I lve with my brother who has heart trouble, so we tend to look after each other! I seem to recall that my grandfather was a radio ham, and as I am 63, that must have been a very long time ago. As you say, we are getting off your original topic, so I must stop boring you as I know nothing about motor bikes. Today my brother took me to our local forest where I photographed lots of flowers and had a lovely time in the sunshine. Hope you had a good day Roberto. Regards, Belinda.


[quote/roberto] Hi Belinda! I am going to remain off the screen for a week because of pre-occupation with another priority.
What a co-incidence, I did my early schooling in a Methodist Mission School in Bangalore; Baldwins Boys High School & passed out 1951 batch. EHS & Snr Cambridge Exams.  There after I went for a professional course, "Licensed Aircraft Ground Maintenance Engineer on Aero-Engines" 1952/1954 Batch.

More in my next communication. Don't worry it won't be in Morse. I am off the key. [quote/]


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Reply by Belinda, on Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:10 am
Hope to hear from you again before long Roberto. Cheers, Belinda.
 
Reply by roberto, on Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:56 am
                                 
Belinda wrote:
Hope to hear from you again before long Roberto. Cheers, Belinda.


[quote/roberto] Hi Belinda I was pretty tied up with a commitment viz providing & monitering the installation of the back-up power for the "RADIATION Theathre" @ the KMOI Bangalore India. The whole project was funded by the family (main donar the wife). We also provided the air conditioning for the BTRadiation center. That was the priority that kept me of the screen & withdrawn for some time. We have been hit by the much awaited monsoon with torrential rains. Many places in the urban city & suburbs have been flooded & normal life disrupted. Otherwise health-wise everything is under control. I trust this find you in the best of health & cheer.Bye [/quote roberto]
 
Reply by roberto, on Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:21 am
                                 
mild_mannered_super_hero wrote:
hey that sounds like fun, riding around india{where are the tigers?} how about posting a photo of your bike.



[quote roberto] Hi Super Hero,  I have posted a picture of self on the and hope this links to my craze for bikes. I have been control line engine powered aero modelling since my 12th year. Our only source for pre-assembly kits were from the UK, & my benevolent elder sister used to send me the Balsa kits which I hear was on sale @ The Harrods super store. Later stages I used to design my own flying models of airplanes and hovercrafts & make them out of balsa, the latter out of  polyurethene foam sheets. Never tried Choppers which was more complicated. Incidentally I got my glider pilot's license # 271/138 &  A B & C certs way back in i961. (getting my solo in 9 launches). & my log has several cross country sorties. At age 0f 27 years, it was fun!
Bye for now, [quote/roberto]
 
Reply by Belinda, on Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:52 am
Hi Roberto -good to hear from you again. You have been very busy though I won't petend to understand what it is you do! Does your sister live in the UK? All the best things come from Harrods!! If I lived nearer to London, I'd go there myself, even if I couldn't afford their prices. I live about 250 miles north of London and have only been there once, but I loved it -very different from the sleepy little town where I live. It's fascinating to hear about the monsoons, as we never get such extreme weather here, though that doesn't stop us complaining about it. A pal of mine in Australia had been watching the tennis at Wimbledon and thought we were having a heatwave, but the hot weather never got as far north as here. You must find me very boring Roberto as I know nothing about bikes, but it is so interesting corresponding with people in other countries. I am OK thanks and have been getting out into the countryside which I love.Thanks for writing and it's good to know you are well. Take care. All for now, Belinda.
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