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Ian Soady said :-
Tried that with 2 google accounts and doesn't seem to like either. Mind you I can't remember which I used in the first place....

03/12/2021 10:07:33 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
We only had 98 mph from the North Ed, I was wondering how J and TI have fared, it'd have been rough up there too.

03/12/2021 11:28:34 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Oh yeah - Jim and his TI would have copped for a few gusts. Hope he's OK.

Ian - You'll have to give me more info... I'll log out and see if I can log back in again OK.

03/12/2021 13:10:28 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Nope... no issues here. Used another browser and another GMail account and signed in OK with that too.

03/12/2021 13:13:01 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
Do you know what gmail address I used?

03/12/2021 14:02:43 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
In the interest of GDPR and me not somehow spilling your information out onto the internet thingy... Nope. I merely and only keep the display name as supplied by yourself. There's a key that I generate and there's a seriously hashed key that Google supplies.

03/12/2021 14:38:06 UTC
Ian Soady¹ said :-
Aha! Found the right one....

BTW I don't think GDPR stops you from keeping the email address at least as long as I agree to it (which I would of course.....)

03/12/2021 15:57:38 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
Glad to have you back Ian Soady1.

03/12/2021 16:12:23 UTC
Jim said :-
Happy to report that we've survived the weather quite nicely thanks - not too much real damage in our bit of Fife, a few trees down. Think you actually had it worse in Northumbria, Upt'.

03/12/2021 16:41:34 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
Glad to hear you're good Jimbo.

03/12/2021 18:28:30 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Ian - I figure the LESS data I have the less chance I have of losing it.

Jim - glad to hear you've survived. I'd call Friday night's weather "sub-optimal for motorcycling". I was in a scout hut in Farnworth all weekend, we lost the power there too. Being prepared though we had torches and phones with lights on.

03/12/2021 19:52:17 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
Ian Soady1 I'd really like your opinion on this, it's apparently a 650 Goldstar arriving soon.
It really is a retro heaven in motorcycle world just at the moment. Or is it?

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03/12/2021 20:52:30 UTC
Ian Soady¹ said :-
Yes, there was an item on Midlands Today the other day about it (see what you miss in the frozen North?). There was a BSAOC luminary on the spot and he said he liked it very much (actually said he wanted to lick it but I (think) I took his point).

It looks a bit fussy to my eyes and the radiator spoils the looks rather. Of the recent crop I think the Enfield Interceptor is the best looking.
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04/12/2021 11:07:45 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
Agreed Ian, I thought it looked a little awkward, a bit like a RE 500 for instance. And the radiator is gopping.
The 650 Interceptor in comparison is lickable. If I owned one it would resemble a slugs trail. On that disgusting but accurate thought, I will return to a mug of French Roast.
Ta Ian.

04/12/2021 13:30:18 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Oh you two! "Oooh I think the radiator is ugly and the bike is too fussy" Pffffft! Ask the important questions. How much will it cost, how reliable will it be, will I be able to get spares, is it a lovely thing to ride and which will go rusty first? To my eye they both look roughly the same.

Safety Warning - don't lick your motorcycle, especially after a ride as this may cause burning injuries and road dirt/petrol/oil can be bad for your health.

Back in the 50's owner's manuals contained guides on how to check the tappets. Today they have advisories warning owners not to drink the battery acid or brake fluid.

06/12/2021 16:30:56 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
So when did it come in that you couldn't dip ya finger into leaking fluids and taste em? How else are you supposed to know what they are.
Is that something else I'll have to stop doing, along with sending kids up chimneys and ordering six penneth of chips?
Look the same!?! Are you style blind........stupid question.

06/12/2021 17:56:07 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
If you choose to dip your finger into leaking fluids and then taste them, that sir is your own choice. However as a responsible member of the public I would advise other readers against such actions. Usually the colour and a quick sniff will suffice. Oh lordy, Ima gunna geet my ass sued because someone took my advice and sniffed petrol and now they're addicted.

If your chimney is still large enough to send persons of a lesser age up inside them and burning dirty fuel sufficient to require cleaning, then you are now classified as an environmental catastrophe. One would hope your fuel was clean and entirely zero-carbon-sourced. Theoretically if you're growing your own trees to burn them then this would be net zero but you'll still upset a few hippies. But think of all that heat that's simply going up and out that big chimney! This being said, it does a grand job preventing damp due to airflow and I'm sure the injection damp proof chemicals will harm something. You can't win you know.

Six penneth of chips? If you can find somewhere that sells chips for 6p, and the spuds are hand reared, free range, pesticide free, the chippy and farm staff are paid a living wage with sufficient breaks and holidays, the chip fat is vegan, pesticide free and cooked in a solar powered safety approved fryer, you're wearing your mask AND you've sterilised your small change, then that's OK.

Style blind? What is this "style" you speak of?

06/12/2021 18:20:10 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
I was wishing last week that I had a blummin big chimney, the 100 hours electricity outage was a hoot.
Apparently I'll be compensated sometime this millennium, if I don't die first of course.
Isn't sterilisation of your small change in public an offence. If not it should be.
Don't sell ya'self short Ed, I'm sure you're a style icon to some.
Now, how many bricks and blocks do I need to build a chimney and can I lick the cement to test the mix........

06/12/2021 18:47:40 UTC
ROD¹ said :-
Just being pedantic, but surely six penneth of chips is 6d not 6p.

These youngsters...

06/12/2021 21:19:37 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
You are quite right Rod. 6 penneth is definitely not 6p. But indeed 6 old pennies.
Although I think I would prefer being too young to know.
I was out with my older brother, yes I know.....older than me....., he went to the bar and came back exclaiming that the crisps were 15 shillings a bag. I laughed so hard I nearly wet myself. But then again it's only about 50 years since we swapped over.

07/12/2021 00:03:32 UTC

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