22 March 2018
12 March 2018
|Vimy on 2017|
I have used it in the car and it is really good. Such a shame that most mobile phone contracts don't include tethering when outside the UK, as then it would use the phone to pick up road holdups and closures and automatically alter the route to avoid them. As it is, it does that over wifi so a stop at a service station en-route can assist.
So stops on the way to Vimy: Access will be down the A26. Then a first stop at the Loos Battlefield and the Memorial before lunch (place to be decided) and then I'll head down to Vimy. Afterwards there are two craters I'd like to have a look at. Both are war graves. Lichfield and Zivy Craters on either side of the A26 just to the north-east of Arras.
Then boom, Rocket back up the A26 to the train home.
6 March 2018
The inaugural meeting of a new branch of the Triumph Owners MCC.
It's been a while in gestation and tonight was the date chosen for the first meeting.
Luckily last week's snow had gone but the roads were still pretty away with accumulated grit and muck in the middle.
And I chose to take Pepé. What's that sound on game shows when the contestants get an answer wrong? Uh-uh?
After getting Pepé out of the garage and booting it up with the dbpower unit, cleaned off some muck, it was ready.
It was only 5 miles to the Drum Inn but it was horrible. Dark and wet road. Crap everywhere.
It was getting cold so I stayed about 45 minutes, had a coffee. And as the only one that had gone by bike (!) I left. It was worse on the way back. Fogged visor. Cold and still damp road.
Some pix taken during fettling time:
18 February 2018
Yep today. A milder weekend than of late with minus temperatures overnight being burned off by the early sun.
One again Pepé needed to be boosted by dbpower unit!
I chose a more roundabout way to the meet as I wanted to avoid the smaller country lanes that may still be slippy and debris strewn after many days of rain and the occasional snow storm.
Breakfasts and chat were good as usual. Only four of us as others working or at the London Bike Show.
Then time to ride back home. This time on the back roads. Most of them dried up a bit but a lot in the shade still a bit slippery and the potholes! Big enough to take out a tyre. Luckily didn't hit one.
So another forty miles completed.
Today, I wore my old Belstaff gloves. Still waterproof and warm in low temperatures. No frost bitten fingers today.
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