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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby simon.holyfield » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:01 am

It's been great reading about your daily rides Steve, I've really enjoyed it so far. Congratulations on reducing your working week though!

Perhaps other members could fill in the missing days with their own tales of adventure?
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby john.mitchell » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:30 am

Your diary completely changed the way I use the forum, Steve. I used to just browse it now and again but since your saga started I look there every day. I will miss it if it goes ...
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby simon.holyfield » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:41 pm

Forums are a great tool in the classic biking world. Since I've been using them, mainly ours and the Bantam forum, I have correspondents all over the globe, from Japan & Australia to Texas. Everybody is friendly, helps each other, swaps parts - its a huge part of the hobby for me, someone who doesn't get to events very often.

As John says, it encourages day to day communication and becomes part of your life, keeping biking itself alive day to day. It's about time the VMCC built their own forum - it surely would encourage membership.
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:18 pm

Yes Simon, that is so true. We have cold and long winter here and it is great to read stories from
other countries and sometimes to see some pictures too.
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:03 pm

I've had great fun doing this but even if I'm not doing as many rides next year I'll will do a 2017 version.

Anyway back to the job in hand. I've a job in Hartley Wintney. I'm riding the 58NH as my normal Huntmaster is in for surgery.
I had though a slight panic on the way here. I noticed the speedo light getting dimmer and not much happening on my ammeter. I'm made it to the job but getting back in the dark was beginning to look tricky. I took the seat off to find a wire disconnected from the regulator. So I've stopped for a celebratory coffee and mince pie

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby simon.holyfield » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:31 pm

A mince pie? that looks like a packet of mince pies Steve!
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby GuyH » Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:01 pm

Same here, I'm abroad much of the time but in some places which are not very pleasant and your posts have always given me some escapism to look forward to. Have a great Christmas and New Year and thanks for helping me to keep half way sane!
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:45 pm

Mike Palmer wrote:Just want to say thanks Steven for a wonderfully entertaining year of stories. The pictures were also enjoyed very much by this ex pat, now living in Canada & USA, brought back many memories of biking & living in England.

Thanks Mark and welcome to the site. It's all good clean fun :D

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:47 pm

simon.holyfield wrote:A mince pie? that looks like a packet of mince pies Steve!

This evening it's mince pies at club night. I couldn't resist and stole one!

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:48 pm

GuyH wrote:Same here, I'm abroad much of the time but in some places which are not very pleasant and your posts have always given me some escapism to look forward to. Have a great Christmas and New Year and thanks for helping me to keep half way sane!

Thanks Guy. I've enjoyed it as much as you.


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