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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #689 on: 12:48 - 11 November, 2019 »
People don't give a shit these days.
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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #688 on: 22:27 - 10 November, 2019 »
Always happens to new cars... Without fail.   Bummer.

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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #687 on: 08:24 - 10 November, 2019 »
Well just fekin great.
Got a new car for Gill on Wednesday a Hyundai Tucson.

Come back from shopping yesterday with a deep scratch on the front bumper.

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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #686 on: 13:51 - 6 November, 2019 »
Sounds like an early road test for a Suzuki V Strom
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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #685 on: 12:04 - 6 November, 2019 »
I remember that courier in London who used to wear wellies and had leg guards made of pipes or something and a flat bit of plexiglass as a windshield, always made me laugh seeing him on that.
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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #684 on: 22:28 - 5 November, 2019 »
Plate’s clear enough for plod to be happy

I passed a fella out riding in wellies the other week when it was lashing down. I thought people stopped that in. 1983
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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #683 on: 21:02 - 4 November, 2019 »
Bit of a mucky rear end there.

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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #682 on: 20:08 - 4 November, 2019 »
Lol

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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #681 on: 08:49 - 1 November, 2019 »
i like my Altberg boots, once I got used to the really chunky sole catching on everything. I am still in the breaking them in phase but I do like them.

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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #680 on: 10:33 - 30 October, 2019 »
That's why I got rid of mine, they come up too tight.
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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #679 on: 16:43 - 29 October, 2019 »
what do you do for keeping warm when you are riding in the cold and wet?

I bought some of these on the off-chance at Screwfix for £6.49.  I'm impressed in my wellies (too bulky to fit in my bike boots*) https://www.screwfix.com/p/sock-shop-heat-holders-thermal-socks-black-size-6-11-pair/79877







*because Altberg made them too small, despite driving up, staying overnight specifically so they could measure me up.  Nor would they take them back because they were custom made, so I ended up taking the innersoles out to give me 'just enough' space with thin socks. £240 + Fuel and Accommodation. c :censored nts. :rocket

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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #678 on: 15:12 - 29 October, 2019 »
A carbohydrate rich breakfast about an hour before going out.
Good thermal base layer including socks.
Gortex bonded textiles with thermal liners. Gortex boots.
In my experience bike gear is one of the the few areas left where you really do get what you pay for. Sure you can get a set of textiles for 300 quid but they won't be anywhere near as good as a 2000 pound set of  Rukka gear.
As most of my riding is generally not more than 2-3 hours at a time I went for a 700 pound suit and boots this time but only expect them to last 2 years at most.
I also have a waterproof over suit for extreme rain or if the temperature gets below minus 10 ish as it acts as an outer wind blocker.
I don't use the back protector in the jacket I have a separate Knox back and chest protector, I believe this helps as an extra draft excluder.
A really good pair of thermal/waterproof gloves are essential too, if you can't keep your hands warm you'll never feel warm anywhere else.
Something to keep the wind off your neck and some kind of thermal head and face covering.
As for the bike, if you are going to ride through winter choose the right one, something with at least upper body protection, and heated grips are a absolute must.
Riding style helps too, you are never going to generate any body heat if you just sit there like a sack of spuds, moving around just as much as I do in the dry generates a good amount of heat on twisty roads.
I also think that if you enjoy something you can ignore a lot too, and the truth is that I really enjoy riding in the wet.

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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #677 on: 23:22 - 26 October, 2019 »
what do you do for keeping warm when you are riding in the cold and wet?
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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #676 on: 20:00 - 26 October, 2019 »
I went out for a ride today in that torrential rain cos A, I was bored and B,  I am putting new tyres on tomorrow and wanted to see how hard the power rs's could be pushed in heavy rain. I fully expected to be losing front and rear given that they have over six thousand miles on them.
Difficult handling from degraded profile aside, consider me impressed.
60 to 80 mph on fast twisty A roads from Abbergaveny to Aberystwyth, no problem. Yes I have winter settings on and attention paid to weight transfer for braking and acceleration but can someone tell me how a tyre with this tread pattern or frankly lack of same can maintain grip through standing water and leaves and white lines.
I understand the science of silica compound etc to get mechanical grip but these things are creating a spray pattern on the motorway that covers both lanes at the sides of me and leaving dry lines in their wake.


I'm replacing them with pr4's (but not the gt version,  never again), I was going to go for the road 5's  as they are almost identical to the power rs's with some extra sipes. As I ride in snow and slush though I wanted something with enough tread pattern to cut through it.

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Re: CB's Bloglett FWIW
« Reply #675 on: 19:44 - 16 October, 2019 »
Peaches and herb for me


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