Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:13 pm

A not very nice ride to Porton Down near Salisbury. My NH is great on the back roads when the sun shines but winter riding without the fairing gets very dirty. My legs looked like the inside of a mudguard.

As I left, I had a job convincing security that they didn't have to get the Oil Spill Response Team out. I managed to convince them it was just one drop, I said I thought it looked very pretty :D
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Here's a view I of the River Test. I've taken a picture from here a few times through the year.
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Glenn Finch » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:35 pm

Steve if you are going to be a man of leisure in the future is there a chance of another Rebuid log All the best

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:23 pm

Don't reckon there will be too much leisure to start with Glen. I'll just drop a day a week to start with.

My last job for this year was at a small school in Southampton.
On my way home I stopped of in Romsey and took a few pictures of the Abbey.

It was an absolutely lovely day but we've got Storm Barbara coming :
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Knud.Degnbol » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:08 pm

Steve, just one drop of dish washing detergent will make the colour disappear in a second. So always carry it with you.

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Ian.Taylor » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:19 pm

How many miles have you put on the Ariel since recording the Daily Diary Steven ?
love this Thread!

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby MBolton » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:09 am

Thank you for all the pleasure you have given with your diary this year. Merry Christmas Steve.

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:20 pm

Never thought of that Knud.

I've got the figures somewhere Ian but I'll do a post at the end of the year. I've a few more miles to go. :D

Thanks Mike, glad you enjoyed it.



After having got the Huntmaster back together I took it for a trial run to Winchester and popped in to see Mary Rich, she's one of our senor Hampshire Branch members and is still going very strong. She and her late Husband Len always did the questions on the Long Distance Runs.

The bike went brilliantly until on my way home It died on a steep hill. I didn't know it at the time but the battery connection had fallen off. I forgotten to tighten it up :o
Luckily I still had my emergency 12 volts that got me back home
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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:40 am

It wasn't the battery connection. It broke down again coming home from church. Am I being told something :D

I had to get the emergency 12 volts out again and gingerly I rode home slowly without lights. Everything I passed flashed their lights at me, it was kind of them but am I more visible without lights :D

Happy Christmas

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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:34 pm

Romsey had a pre 63, car and bike informal Boxing Day meet.
With a lovely day hundreds came out.

Here's a few pictures



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Re: Daily Riding Diary on an Ariel

Postby Steven.Carter » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:16 pm

Had a ride over to Petersfield to meet our "Two Stroke" Bob and his much better half Leslie :D . It's the first decent ride I've had with the Huntmaster since I've fixed the rear end. Everything seems fine. I must have the wheel better aligned this time as the bars did used to shake a bit but now I can let go without it trying to kill me.

Now Bob if your reading this, I forgot to say to you that the circular route to Loomies cafe that you took was brilliant. Especially the road up to the A32 from Petersfield. I don't think I've ever been there before.

The sign on the cafe behind Bob says, any unattended children left will be sold to the circus. Sounds reasonable to me :D
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Then I dropped of at Alan's place near me with some of my leather glue. Santa had brought him a pair of canvas grips for his WNG

They fitted very well and look the part.


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