Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby nevhunter » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:34 pm

Aren't you getting fires in Parts of England that haven't had that problem and record temps in Scotland? Nev

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:52 am

Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:All very nice and perhaps the future.....
But is going electric not just shifting the problem?
The materials for those batterys also come from mother earth.

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I absolutely agree, the most environment friendly way is what we do, keeping our old iron going. But its only human to enquire.
AdBlue, that stuff now that's put into modern diesel engines to make them cleaner. There's now a huge infrastructure getting it into the petrol stations. I saw two tankers yesterday carrying it. There's a layby off the A34 that had a few large empty plastic containers left strewn about the place. Hmm. All these plastic bottles of the AdBlue seem to be everywhere. Better for the environment? I wonder.

Back to Salisbury and Porton Down, and it's in the news again. Hmmmm

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:00 am

nevhunter wrote:Aren't you getting fires in Parts of England that haven't had that problem and record temps in Scotland? Nev

Certainly are Nev. The fires are affecting areas around Manchester. It's mainly goarse that often burns back during hot spells. It hasn't effected any residential areas thank goodness. Yes one part of Scotland had the hottest June day on record.
It actually rained on me a bit on my way home yesterday. It came on all of a sudden like someone through a cup of water in my face then it was all over.

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Bob.Murphy » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:03 pm

Ah Hum . . . .

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:25 pm

Yes Bob, that picture explains the dicotomy perfectly.

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby PeterW » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:58 pm

I really fancy converting an old classic car to electric - cant run to the Jag e-type conversions they are doing but maybe an old 40s or 50s Austin.
However - along with the raw materials needed for the batteries, where will all this electricity come from? At the moment the press celebrates when we go a few days without using the coal fired stations and the National Grid has to brace itself for when we all switch kettles on after a major event on the telly. Think of the juice we are going to need - we are going to need an enormous expansion in power generation.
Or a massive reduction in journeys made...

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:30 am

Yes, the maths dosent add up Peter.

I haven't had one of these in years. A flat tyre. It will be interesting to find out what caused it. I was on a good will mission and this is how I was repaid :D

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby dave.owen » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:56 am

Steve, I now use motocross inner tubes, 3 mm thick. About £15 each.

Less chance of punctures.

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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:33 pm

dave.owen wrote:Steve, I now use motocross inner tubes, 3 mm thick. About £15 each.

Less chance of punctures.

Dave

Thats what I think is in it, I'll find out later when I get it off.

I'm off again to Bere Island. Hopefully the yammy will be waiting for me at Cork airport :D

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Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:21 pm

It was there thank goodness :D
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