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Ride Out Reports / Off to Moffat
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:45:33 am »
I am off to Scotland on Saturday with a mate and meeting up with a couple of other mates on Sunday morning who have been touring Scotland this week for a group ride home. So if anyone is in or around Moffat on Saturday give me a nudge and maybe we can meet up and have a chat.

Kit Reviews / Grip Puppies alternatives
« on: July 23, 2018, 04:15:07 pm »
I bought these

They are a good alternative to Grip Puppies and almost half the price. They feel and look the same, the foam might be just a bit firmer and I haven't fitted them yet but at first glance a good buy.

The Euro K Club Lounge / Atgatt ?
« on: July 06, 2018, 03:56:55 pm »

Kit Reviews / Rev It Challenger cooling vest
« on: July 06, 2018, 12:14:00 pm »
With our French trip only a couple of days away now and the temperatures in the high twenties and low thirties in some of our intended destinations, I thought I would try a cooling vest. My Rev It jacket is already equipped to accept the cooling vest, so why not, I thought.

I have been out for a quick blast up the local By Pass and here are my initial thoughts.
It certainly cools, it cools by making you damp, it's like sweating without sweating. So it does its intended job but I'm not sure I like the sensation. I will however take it with me to France and see how I get on. I might get used to that clammy feeling.

It might get better as the day goes on and the water evaporates a bit.

I will report back.

Ride Out Reports / Sewell's In France 2018
« on: July 01, 2018, 02:55:22 pm »
It seems to have been a long wait since the Wrinklies trip until our Holiday in France this year.
It's a week today before we set off on our jolls.
We are heading south next Sunday 8th July hopefully meeting up with Rich on the way down to Ferndown, where we are staying before heading to Poole for the ferry to Jersey. I have contacted KLC to see if he's available for a meet up. The Nigel Mansell collection looks interesting and we'll take a look while we are there.
After a couple of days in Jersey we are off to Vannes, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Chatellerault, Alencon and finally Le Treport before heading for the tunnel and home. As usual I'll try to remember to take pictures. I will also try to get as many bins in shot just to satisfy Toms bin fetish, no promises Tom.
This year, because of the weather the main concern is staying cool, with temperatures in France in the high twenties and low thirties.
I have ordered the cooling jacket that fits my Rev It jacket, I'll let you know how good it is.

Places to Eat / Rachels Cafe
« on: June 30, 2018, 05:18:41 pm »
I have just added Rachels Cafe, A158 Lincolnshire to the Places to Eat map,0.0238955,17z

Ride Out Reports / Sometimes I forget
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:15:12 pm »
what lovely countryside I have right on my doorstep

I went out for an hour this morning, it was 22 degrees I had on my mesh jacket which was recently purchased from Sportsbikeshop while we were on the Wrinklies trip.

The conditions were perfect and as you can see I even stopped to take a photograph.

The picture was taken just on the outskirts of Wentbridge which is about 5 miles from home and I also have equally picturesque countryside even closer to home.

Just lucky I guess  ;) 8)

The Euro K Club Lounge / Sat Nav Handlebars
« on: June 15, 2018, 08:59:02 am »
I know this is for bicycles but could this be the next innovation for motorcycles.

The Euro K Club Lounge / Power Bank Jump Starters
« on: June 12, 2018, 03:53:03 pm »
On the Wrinklies trip this year Brian had occasion to use his jump starter on Sudlolea's bike when it wouldn't start.
It performed perfectly and hardly used any charge. Has anyone tried the cheap Chinese ones like This
If so what are your opinions?

It seems that many online route planners will be going tits up soon. Google are implementing and charging for an API key.
I had an email from Tyre/MyRouteApp as follows (linguistic errors included)

Many route planners will discontinue!
Many current route planners that are based on Google Maps have been discontinued or will soon be discontinued. This is because from 11 June Google Maps will no longer function without the API key and an API key just costs to far much money. Tyre will keep on going, but without Google Maps, the Tyre programmer is currently working day and night to implement a different map service.
MyRoute-app will continue!
For MyRoute-app this does not pose as a problem, since right from the beginning we have had a professional and legal Google Maps API key. This in combination with the official map services of TomTom and Here (Garmin) as well as including map layers of OpenStreetMap, Michelin and Street view, makes it a pleasure to plan and share your travels with MyRoute-app.

We will just have to wait and see what form it takes after the 11th June.

Ride Out Reports / Sewell's in Wales
« on: May 04, 2018, 04:12:13 pm »
After only being home from Euro travels for two days I was off again with Melanie to Tenby in Welsh Wales via Twigworth near Gloucester.
I found a nice parking spot right outside the hotel in Tenby. On the second day I came back to find an infestation of wasps.

tomorrow we are off to Llandudno.

Kit Reviews / Cordless Digital Compressor
« on: April 12, 2018, 11:19:25 am »
I have just bought one of these

It seems to be of good quality and has a sturdy feel. It's on charge at the moment, I'll test it out when it's charged and report back.
I got it from Ebay here
Ebay Click Here

Youtube review here (not mine)

Ride Out Reports / Our Easter travels
« on: March 31, 2018, 04:35:17 pm »
Whilst on our Easter travels we called into the Triumph Visitor experience

More photos to follow

Ride Out Reports / The Duffers in France 2018
« on: March 22, 2018, 05:43:57 pm »
Well doesn't time fly? In just over 4 weeks the Duffers are off to Belgium, Luxembourg and France. The trip is a bit longer than previous years, mainly so we could spend a couple of days in Luxembourg. This year there are five of us on the trip and looking forward to it.

K Club Humour / Noe Schitt
« on: March 16, 2018, 05:45:21 pm »
I know who Jack is!!

For some time many of us have wondered just who is Jack Schitt?
We find ourselves at a loss when someone says, "You don't know Jack Schitt!"

Well, thanks to my genealogy efforts, you can now respond in an intellectual way.

Jack Schitt is the only son of Awe Schitt.
Awe Schitt, the fertiliser magnate, married O. Schitt, the owner of Needeep N. Schitt, Inc.
They had one son, Jack.
In turn, Jack Schitt married Noe Schitt. The deeply religious couple produced six children:
Holie Schitt, Giva Schitt, Fulla Schitt, Bull Schitt, and the twins Deap Schitt and Dip Schitt.
Against her parents' objections, Deap Schitt married, Dumb Schitt, a high school dropout.

After being married 15 years, Jack and Noe Schitt divorced. Noe Schitt later married Ted Sherlock, and, because her kids were living with them, she wanted to keep her previous name. She was then known as Noe Schitt Sherlock.

Meanwhile, Dip Schitt married Loda Schitt, and they produced a son with a rather nervous disposition named Chicken Schitt. Two of the other six children, Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt, were inseparable throughout childhood and subsequently married the Happens brothers in a dual ceremony.  The wedding announcement in the newspaper announced the Schitt-Happens nuptials.
The Schitt-Happens children were Dawg, Byrd, and Hoarse. Bull Schitt, the prodigal son, left home to tour the world. He recently returned from Italy with his new Italian bride, Pizza Schitt.
Now when someone says, "You don't know Jack Schitt," you can correct them.

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