Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:32 pm

Yep, only my phone. Cameras in phones have got very good of late.
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:58 pm

Just to the workshop today, an easy day today did me good. Next week looks like London Dagenham and Bristol.

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:10 pm

Back to Griffon today, this time working on new craft for the Isle of Wight


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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:25 am

That looks very nice!
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby BUNNERS » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:12 pm

Looks nice yes but, must be bloody cold with the wind off the Itchen (that's the river in the background for the non locals) are there any doors at the front of the hanger? A bit of further info on the location, it is perhaps 150 > 200 yds from the old Super marine building, now demolished, (went there for tech when I served my Apprenticeship), where R J Mitchell designed the Spitfire and the flying boat that won that trophy that I cant for the life of me remember the name of it was derived from.
Just had a spark of inspiration, them moments are few and far between, I must cherish that moment, (don't get many of them at my time of life) and remembered the name of the trophy, it was the Schneider trophy, the actual aircraft that won said trophy resided on the entrance end of the Royal Pier, 2 pence in old money to get through turnstile, in Southampton for many a year (pier now burnt down and just a distant memory) I believe the plane is now located in the hall of Aviation in Southampton along with many a fine aircraft, well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area and at a loose end.
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:46 pm

Did you know that in Osborne Bay lies `Whip Po´Will Jr.`
A 32 cilinder twin engined Bugatti/King raceboat that sank there after a on board fire on August 7 1920...
So if you have some more time to spend...

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:49 pm

It has huge doors, so wasn't very cold for long, I didn't know where the spitfire factory was till I just looked it up. It looks as though it would be right under the new Itchen bridge. This photo has the floating bridge visible.
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The Griffon factory would be just up the river just out of view.
I was back at Griffon.
Opposite the Griffon factory is Trestons our local blasters and bike painters.
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There must be all kinds of stuff on the seabed of the solent Vincent. And apparently it can survive along time there, maybe the Whip Po´Will Jr.` could rise again like this old lady.
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:53 am

Popped round to see Alan this morning and I got some pictures of his W/NG
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Paul Slootheer » Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:22 pm

Nice machine Steven,
Maybe a idea to post them into the ‘W/NG Department’ as well?
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:46 pm

Yes I should have done Paul, I will do that and I'll try to get the other Hampshire W/NG's as well, it'll be an excuse for a ride


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