Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

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Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:33 am

Well I'm 59 in January so if I decide to retire at 60, this could be my last year of riding to jobs. But knowing me, I suspect I'll carry on but in case I don't it might be fun to keep a diary of my daily riding. I should have done it before now, as I forget a lot of the fun things that have happened and the great guys I've met but hey, better now then never.
I might as well do it here, the good thing about doing it online is I can't loose it!!
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby simon.holyfield » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:41 am

We look forward to reading it Steve.

Happy New Year!
cheers

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:44 am

Cheers Simes
Well, first entry, and first question, will I keep it up, usually I can't but that's another problem
I've a job in Southampton for Griffon Hovercraft. Local jobs I'm normally riding my WNG, but any further it's the Gruntmaster
I'll take the Huntmaster as I've fitted the Lithium Ion battery, I'm keen to see how well it works.
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:25 pm

Bob Keevil popped over to see me this afternoon, his heart is set on a late KH and as he's sold his Arrow he's keen to see if he'd fit onto a swinging arm frame.
If anyone here's of a KH for sale let me know.
I'm currently fixing a rattle. I've traced it to the bulb holder loose inside the headlamp shell. It's been annoying me for months!

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:18 pm

Put my headlamp back together and changed the oil in my WNG ready for next weekends Crazy Horse. Even manged to squeeze some grease into the box.

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:27 am

Wet ride back to Griffin, my poor bike did have something in common with the Hovercraft. The WET :D
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby steve.clarke » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:49 pm

It's good to see a D (damp)Day bike still working... :)
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:03 pm

Please substitute damp for deluge Steve :D

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:42 pm

Just Winchester and back and I've fixed my brake light on the WNG.

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Simon.Gardiner » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:25 pm

Steve - what's your wet-weather gear and does it actually keep you dry?
(I've just about given up on finding motorcycle gear that still works after an hour or so in real rain and spray - even my very expensive goretex jacket ends up wicking water up the inner lining from the cuffs and up the front from where water always pools in the lap of the waterproof trousers :evil: )

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