Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby B.Lewis » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:20 am

Simon, look at Rukka Rain Warrior waterproofs / over-suits; 2 piece jacket and trousers are quite easy to get on in a hurry.

Not horrendously expensive but it will make you sweaty if you wear it in warm weather,
But over my Hein-Gericke All Seasons Jacket it works really well.

(Although my PC800 Pacific Coast keeps most of the rain off once you're moving at any speed.)
Interestingly, the trousers seem to be more generously cut than the jacket so try it on if at all possible.

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:07 am

I can't really recommend most of my gear as it's not specific riding gear. I tend to wear stuff the suits where I'm working. So it's a pair of Dr Martins work boots. I have a pair of Goretex trousers http://www.engelbert-strauss.co.uk/Work ... gin=SEARCH
I've this http://olympiamotosports.com/product/me ... iece-suit/ that I wear over the top with a high via jacket.

Mind you the thing that keeps me dry as much as anything is the screen!

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:21 pm

Working in Gosport this morning next to this place
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Then off to another job at the QA hospital, via over the top of Portsdown hill looking over Portsmouth with the Isle of White in the background
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:54 pm

Working at Humbly Grove near Alton . They used to get oil out of the ground here but when reserves dwindled they started to use the empty wells to store natural when gas is cheap. When prices go up they sell it back to the grid.

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby simon.holyfield » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:30 pm

Interesting. Where's that Steve? Any idea how many wells they have?
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:01 am

There are a few dotted around an area just north of Alton.
It's a very pleasant ride to there Simes
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:48 pm

Had a small job on a boat called Restless, but had to go to Hamble Point to pick up the key
I came a cropper here last year, turned left on top of a wet metal rail level with the road and bang I was on the floor! No damage except for my screen broke completely off. I was only doing walking pace but still slid a few feet towards a large wheelie bin. The bin was handy for the broken screen :D
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Restless Lovely day but its starting to get cold
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Just by the side of Southampton Water near Hamble Point is an old WW2 anti aircraft gun. Took the wrong bike
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby steve.clarke » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:59 pm

Ah just what I need a Bofors gun think I will take my VH down there and threaten it if I have to take the head off one more time it's Flak meat! thats a definite for a photo with the old Don R bike.
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby grahamhibbs » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:54 pm

I know Southampton water and Humble point like the back of my hand (I thought) but I've never seen the gun, time for a ride me thinks.
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:56 pm

Yes I'd never seen it before


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