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Who's Who? / Re: Hello again
« on: Yesterday at 10:57:51 pm »
6 miles? Hmm, that says electric bike to me. Cheap, and nifty. But maybe slighty more of a pain in the wet than a bike.

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Praise or Shame / Re: Cotswold Motorrad, Cheltenham
« on: Yesterday at 10:55:49 pm »
Good write-up Brian - thanks.

Would you use them again? (young lady excluded)
And how do you feel they fared compared to NOG?

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Who's Who? / Re: Hello again
« on: August 12, 2020, 09:19:09 pm »
Welcome back, Jim!

What broke?

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Lightning Map - 'for entertainment only'
« on: August 12, 2020, 05:10:52 pm »
5pm Wed - & kicking off nicely in N Wales, and around London.



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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Lightning Map - 'for entertainment only'
« on: August 12, 2020, 01:35:45 pm »
Also on a weather note, Brian, can you tell me what we're replacing "Dark Sky" app with now it's dead please?

Buy a cheap Apple. [EDIT: ah, that's what Brian just said!] It's still available for those because Apple bought them out. I now carry two phones: Android and my Apple Dark-Sky-Whatsapp-Burner phone. Not that I'm paranoid or anything. But I keep seeing eyes in the hedges.

The Android app store now has a void that could be filled by another app - if we could find a suitable weather data feed. Its the radar feed + estimated radar feed that I miss. Any fule can do a general forecast app.

The lightning app was blasting away yesterday very satisfyingly, by the way. It's a bit quiet right now, but come the evening...BOOM.

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Lightning Map - 'for entertainment only'
« on: August 12, 2020, 10:44:26 am »
It being a period of sustained donner und blitzen in the UK, this may be of interest:

https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en#m=oss;t=3;s=0;o=0;b=;ts=0;z=6;y=55.429;x=0.033;d=2;dl=2;dc=0;

It is '...a lightning detection network for locating electromagnetic discharges in the atmosphere (lightning discharges) with VLF receivers based on the time of arrival (TOA) and time of group arrival (TOGA) method':
https://www.blitzortung.org/en/cover_your_area.php

You can even join in for about 300 Euros.

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For Sale / Wanted / Re: For Sale - Sandbar Composites Rear Paddock Stand
« on: August 11, 2020, 02:11:32 pm »
They live in Banbury! Which is a place!

Famous for beng halfway to Birmingham. Whoo!


Oh, um, er, and the Cock Horse.
And Banbury Cakes, but they really are rare as the Cock Horse's sh*t.
And failing F1 teams that usually close down after 5 years.
Also the birthplace of Paul Francis Gadd - no blue plaque for him.
And The Cell. Ooooo, didn't know that was there, did you? Fat lot of good that's done them.

Oh, and Prodrive. There, found something that isn't too embarassing.

EDIT:
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g190758-Activities-Banbury_Oxfordshire_England.html

The first one actually in Banbury is 7th. Nuff said. (But I do quite like it.)

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For Sale / Wanted / Re: For Sale - Sandbar Composites Rear Paddock Stand
« on: August 10, 2020, 07:28:11 pm »
Fridge larder or paddock stand?  ::)

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: passing time today
« on: August 08, 2020, 08:31:47 pm »
Depends if that is your bedroom or your garage Matt  8)

It's both.

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The Euro K Club Lounge / A touch more than 6 gathered together...
« on: August 07, 2020, 08:33:47 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/07/south-dakota-bikers-rally-coronavirus-pandemic

Sturgis, population 6,900 in normal times.
I didn't realise Sturgis was that small. Makes Banbury look like a megaopolis.

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Euro K Club Events / Re: Show us your favourite local roads
« on: August 06, 2020, 08:36:00 pm »
> desiderata
Fabulous word! Much better than the English equivalent.

To be honest, I thought it was a correct English word to use ...

Ah, it's Italian, and has 5 syllables. We make do with just two: 'desire'.
Much less less exotic!

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Euro K Club Events / Re: Show us your favourite local roads
« on: August 06, 2020, 05:19:02 pm »
I exclude roads which are less to my liking, and include roads which I think are better suited to my desiderata, which are : to be able to ride roads as far as possible free of civilisation (villages, cities), and hence as much as possible free of the speed traps coming with it.
> desiderata
Fabulous word! Much better than the English equivalent.

... I'm immediately in the fields for the better part of the trip.
No! Stay out of the fields and keep to the tarmac.

They both look great rides to me. After Covid, we'll have to pop over.

But first, the vital question: do you have proper (champange type) cider like the French? ;D
Good light fragrant cider is rare over here.

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Euro K Club Events / Re: Show us your favourite local roads
« on: August 06, 2020, 01:18:01 pm »
I'm happy to lead a ride out from the south Midlands/ north Oxfordshire area.

My normal haunts are Warwickshire, north Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and, of course, the Cotswolds.
Also very occasionally into Wales or down to Wiltshire, but they tend to be more than half a day.

I can manage any day except Sunday (and just temporarily in August - not Fridays).

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For Sale / Wanted / Re: Wanted K1300s standard height seat
« on: August 06, 2020, 01:03:23 pm »
There's one here:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-K1200S-2008-17-845-miles-seat-saddle-3184/184350916255?hash=item2aec2bbe9f:g:6B0AAOSwDJRe~v-a

It would be about the right price-ish, if it didn't have a stain. Hey ho.

If you want to borrow one to try for size, you're welcome to borrow mine. I have a custom seat fitted at the moment.
I'm about 1 hour north of you.

By the way, what seat do you have right now? A low one? If so, a swap might be possible with another member, since low seats are a little rarer.

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£125 incl. breakfast. Which, as you know, I don't eat...

I wasn't prepared to book till I knew I stood half a chance of being able to actually ride the thinfg for four days without a) falling asleep b) falling off or c) grinding to a halt with seized pinkies  8)

Viz Top Tip:
- Book at £125, start a rumour about Worthing having a particularly virulent Covd-19 spike, and then cancel & re-book at the lower price.

Oh, and while we're here, my favourite bona fide Viz Top Tip:
- use onions instead of apples, they're cheaper.

You can't argue with that logic.

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