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 Steven.Carter » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:38 pm

I was a bit early this morning arriving in Reading so a coffee at McDonald's seemed a good idea. Something occurred to me on my way back to my bike that made me smile.
If a car park is nearly empty with just one or two cars parked and another one drives in he or she won't park near it.

But the opposite happens with bikes. Often on my return to my bike I'll find another near mine where there none was before. We are social animals on bikes :D
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On my way home I managed to scrounge a very welcome tea at Keith Owens place in Bramley. He's suffering from motorcycle withdrawal symptoms as he's plenty of time to work on them but he has to convalesce after an op. Cheers Keith

I'm off to the Isle of Grain tomorrow. So an early start

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

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:07 pm

Needed an early start to get to the Isle of Grain by 7:30. This is a Liquefied Natural Gas import terminal owned by National Grid so no mobile phones.
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Much of the farmland around the Isle of Grain has recently been planted with vines. Quite a site. The land is very open and flat and is probably ideal for wine making.
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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Paul Slootheer » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:08 pm

Despite having a good look at the Electra at Sammy Millers Museum before Christmas I still forgot a few things so had another trip there today with my friend Andy and his trusty Sunbeam.
Here's a couple of interesting photos and a couple of a BSA A10 for you Paul :D


Well that is looking very nice indeed Steven, great pictures!! :)

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

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:11 pm

Cheers Paul.
Just a trip down to Southampton today with a small job on a boat
Then home to get my bike ready for a crazy weekend of the Ariel horse kind. Back to Park End in the Forest of Dean.
My mate Tilly turned up with his just polished KH. Did looked very smart and it even started 2nd kick when he left.

Before I leave for the rally I'm picking up a set of exhausts for the Norton from Armours Bournemouth.

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

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:08 pm

Got down to Armours in Bournmouth. Can't imagine getting a pair of Huntmaster down pipes into my top box but the Electra ones fitted! Alan helped me back with the silencers. Nice trip out and the weather is perfect. Which will be great for my afternoon ride to the Crazy Horse

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

Postby Gary.Durrant » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:05 pm

It must've been you two I spotted bombing along the A31 this morning on your way back- one in orange & the other in yellow?
You seemed to be making good progress :D
I was the grinning idiot in the matt grey Alfa :oops:
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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:14 pm

Yep, that was me Gary, with a clutch that worked., as apposed to right nowas I've got a broken one. Bummer and only 20 minutes from the Crazy Horse. Hopefully I've something to fix it

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

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:54 pm

It's not pretty but it might get me to my Guinness
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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:06 pm

Ahhh that's better
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Re: Re: Daily Fixing and Riding Diary on a mainly Ariel 2018

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:47 pm

Few pics from today.
Lou needing a bit of string
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Lovely KH
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Cafe racer in a cafe
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Lester with a clothes peg
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View out from our coffee stop
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