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Title: It's a scorcher!
Post by: Greybeard on 29.06. 2018 09:04
We are having a great summer here. Yesterday all parts of the UK were over 30 degrees!
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-44647931
Title: Re: It's a scorcher!
Post by: Sav on 29.06. 2018 16:40
Load of codswallop!!  *smile*  sweltering at 17 degrees today

Never got above 20 degrees here in South East Kent, lovely breezy summers day topped off with a group evening ten mile ride to a real ale pub but had to put my jacket back on in the garden!!

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Post by: Black Sheep on 29.06. 2018 17:26
29 degrees once again up here in the parched desert commonly referred to as the frozen North. Had to go into town so took the Velocette. It was its turn and it did need petrol. The Star Twin will be out on Monday being road tested by editor of Classic Motorcycle. This has required a bringing forward its annual wash and polish.
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Post by: RoyC on 29.06. 2018 18:31
One good side effect, it's stopped the grass growing.   *smile*
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Post by: Greybeard on 29.06. 2018 20:15
The grass around here appears to be dead!
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Post by: bsa-bill on 29.06. 2018 20:18
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all parts of the UK were over 30 degrees!

all together now ---   "oh no they wasn't"
 it's been quite chilly up here (NE coast) today, possible an effect of comparison with previous days but defo a jumper difference
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Post by: kiwipom on 29.06. 2018 21:00
hi guys enjoy it while you have it, (Yesterday all parts of the UK were over 30 degrees!)
Over here it is:- 32 degrees……Fahrenheit!!!
...cheers
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Post by: ellis on 29.06. 2018 21:14
That will teach you Kiwipom for being six months out of sync. Oh by the way will you make sure the summer is good as I will be in New Plymouth in February for two months.   *smiley4*

ELLIS
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Post by: muskrat on 29.06. 2018 21:26
G'day all.
Had a few good frosts here this week but a bit better today. 10-16C, riding the A7 plunger to work today.
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/south-coast/ulladulla
Cheers
Title: Re: It's a scorcher!
Post by: kiwipom on 30.06. 2018 00:15
hi guys, now 12 deg C, and full sunshine. Ellis ( Oh by the way will you make sure the summer is good as I will be in New Plymouth in February for two months) yeah should be Feb/march are two of our best months, in case you haven't been here before make sure you have plenty of sunscreen the sun over here will fry you in a very short time it,s so fierce, something to do with the ozone layer` i believe, anyway you will enjoy it also bring your shorts, cheers
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Post by: ellis on 30.06. 2018 03:17
Hi Kiwipom, do you know if there are any classic bike meets near New Plymouth in February and March time.

ELLIS
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Post by: Tomcat on 30.06. 2018 07:38
29 degrees once again up here in the parched desert commonly referred to as the frozen North. Had to go into town so took the Velocette. It was its turn and it did need petrol. The Star Twin will be out on Monday being road tested by editor of Classic Motorcycle. This has required a bringing forward its annual wash and polish.


It only seems like yesterday you blokes were telling us about the snow. It's cold and wet down under ATM, brrrrrrrrr!
Mr Black Sheep, could you let us know which issue of Classic Motorcycle has your Star Twin story in it.
Cheers TC
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Post by: Black Sheep on 30.06. 2018 10:17
Should get an idea on Monday. It will only be a riding impression. He needs to take it for a week and ride the North Coast 500 to really find out what it's like. Real Classic 101 (sept 2012) has an in-depth feature. Totally unbiased of course as I wrote it. 
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Post by: Sav on 05.07. 2018 16:45
Hottest day we've had down here on the East Kent coast, stifling at twenty four degrees, hope the sea breeze picks up!
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Post by: Greybeard on 05.07. 2018 17:48
Our max today was 29c. Looks like we are keeping this heat for the next few weeks.
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Post by: muskrat on 05.07. 2018 21:02
Same down here. Middle of winter and was working in a T shirt most of the day. Only a thin blanket on the bed last night.
Cheers
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Post by: Sav on 23.07. 2018 16:08
New high here on the coast today 27 degrees, hate to think what the poor buggers have got inland.

Fortunately I painted the roof of the workshop with solar reflective week before last otherwise the BSA's would be simmering on about gas mark 4!
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Post by: cyclobutch on 23.07. 2018 16:33
Sitting in the office here up the Smoke in air conditioned splendour. A different story when I wander down for a train later - matt black roof and all closed up in the sidings all day.
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Post by: Greybeard on 23.07. 2018 19:07
I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

UK heatwave: Met Office says stay out of the sun - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44924406
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Post by: muskrat on 23.07. 2018 20:46
Getting youall ready for your winter holiday in Australia!
I don't mind the cold but I start to melt at 25C. At least here we have COLD beer on tap ;)
Cheers
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Post by: Greybeard on 23.07. 2018 21:19
The summer we are having here this year is the sort of summer that only happens a couple of times in a lifetime. We still speak of 1976.
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Post by: RogerSB on 23.07. 2018 22:05
9.30 pm and just returned after an evening ride (wife on pillion as usual), we're making the most of it while it lasts. It's a bit cooler in the evening at 20 C to face having to put our motorcycling gear on. Once on the move though it's a pleasure - even weaving around all the potholes, sunken manhole covers, traffic calming speed bumps, chicanes and stopping at traffic lights every 50 yards.
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Post by: lawnmowerman on 23.07. 2018 22:18
Are the new pick ups and brushes still performing well Roger. Still waiting for mine to arrive.

Unbelievably hot here in SE Kent even now at 10.20 pm.

Jim
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Post by: kiwipom on 23.07. 2018 22:21
Getting youall ready for your winter holiday in Australia!
I don't mind the cold but I start to melt at 25C. At least here we have COLD beer on tap ;)
Cheers
That goes for us in NZ musky, i`ll be over in the Sunshine Coast in first week in September, love it, cheers
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Post by: RogerSB on 23.07. 2018 22:35
Are the new pick ups and brushes still performing well Roger. Still waiting for mine to arrive.
Jim
Hi Jim, yes running perfectly and it seems smoother than before. Coincidentally though, also running it with my first tank full of BP Premium petrol (as opposed to the supermarket petrol) so maybe wishful thinking or psychological.
Title: Re: It's a scorcher!
Post by: RogerSB on 23.07. 2018 22:51
The summer we are having here this year is the sort of summer that only happens a couple of times in a lifetime. We still speak of 1976.
Yep, I remember it well, loved it, great!
1963 was the winter to remember  *sad2* but I was ulu (jungle) bashing in Borneo so I missed it  *smile*.
Title: Re: It's a scorcher!
Post by: Greybeard on 23.07. 2018 23:00
1963 was the winter to remember
I was 13 that year. I cannot remember specifics but I'm sure I enjoyed the snow.
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Post by: RogerSB on 23.07. 2018 23:09
I was 13 that year. I cannot remember specifics but I'm sure I enjoyed the snow.
I was 19 and on active service.
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Post by: kiwipom on 24.07. 2018 00:34
hi guys, (1963 was the winter to remember) yeah i lived in Canterbury Kent at the time, the sea froze on the coast, cheers
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Post by: WozzA on 24.07. 2018 02:11
Well I'm Bl00dy freezing here in Melbourne.. winds blowing at 100Kph.. 6c low... 16c high..
I'm off to Townsville next week for some of that 27c every day to thaw out..  *respect*
Title: Re: It's a scorcher!
Post by: Black Sheep on 24.07. 2018 06:43
Freezing? I'll agree it's a bit breezy but 6 to 16 degrees is pretty idyllic - at least in Scotland it is.
Title: Re: It's a scorcher!
Post by: muskrat on 24.07. 2018 10:01
"1963 was the winter to remember"
Sorry I was only 2.  *roll*
4C when I rode to work. Beautiful. And the bike goes better when it's cool.
Cheers
Title: Re: It's a scorcher!
Post by: duTch on 24.07. 2018 10:40

 Farquaall that ^^^ all too cold for me...had a few coldies last week down to 6˚ a couple of nights...but back up to 20˚ish through the day..today made it to a tolerable ~25, so should be back up to sensible high 20's before too long  *smile*....2009 I was working in 36˚ in August, that was different, hadn't seen more than a few spots of 'moisture-from-the-sky' for about four years or so (forgot what it looked like), but the summer was not so hot as I expected- and a year or so later had crazy floods..... *conf2*
Title: Re: It's a scorcher!
Post by: a101960 on 24.07. 2018 15:56
This hot weather has reminded me of an incident many years ago (1964 or 1965) when I was an impoverished student. I had a Sunbeam S8, and one hot sultry afternoon I was waiting at the traffic lights on Shaftsbury Avenue in London. A traffic cop pulled up along side of me, and while he was sat there like me, waiting for the lights to change he gave me and the bike a visual going over. Then he leaned across, and said “Oi where’s your tax disc then?” “It’s in the post” I replied “Yeah it always effin is” was his response. With that the lights changed and he rode off. Lucky or what? Anyone else had a close shave like that?
Title: Re: It's a scorcher!
Post by: duTch on 24.07. 2018 21:34

 
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....“Oi where’s your tax disc then?” “It’s in the post” I replied “Yeah it always effin is” was his response. With that the lights changed and he rode off. Lucky or what? Anyone else had a close shave like that?..

 Almost. A few weeks ago, (maybe the day I hit the sunken cover, being right around the corner), I pulled up at lights and had a feeling something was behind me, so had the usual glance over my left shoulder. Sho' nuff, lights changed and lights flashed and hornie-sireny thing (more of a sound blaster these days)....so pulled into the gutter...first thing he said was "where's your reflector...?... ", but before I could come up with anything he looked at the tail-light and satisfied himself that it has a built in reflector...(which they apparently do but not very effective *wink2*).

 Next inevitable item on the list was ... "...and where's your indicators ? And what is it anyway....?  *conf*", so I explained that I know that mandatory fitment to new machines in our State was not effective until 30 June '75 (I actually thought it was '76 so checked the next day), and indicators didn't exist in the '50's.
  Not content with that and adamant I should have indicators, he made some phone calls and his mate turned up, and he was on his eyepad thingy googgling and doing all he could for evidence
   I explained that I've been through it lots of times since the '70's and know I don't need them. After a bit of debating he said " well if I don't know, I can't give you a ticket..." the only thing I could say to that was " I know I don't need them, and you still can't give me a ticket..*smile* " .....and they climbed on their bikes and rode off in a collective huff.... *beer*

....and the things I thought funny was being a street away from the wrecker where I found the frame to start the build AND right out front of where the last State distributors (Brisk Sales) for BSA were housed....
 And it was a nice mild mid-20˚'s day...

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Post by: kiwipom on 24.07. 2018 22:21
Good story Dutch, i will be at `The beach Houses`Moroochydore first week in September if you are in the area drop by for a beer whether should be a `cool`29/30c by then, cheers
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Post by: Peter in Aus on 25.07. 2018 01:30
125K winds thunder storms and rain here not a good day for a ride *sad2*
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Post by: muskrat on 25.07. 2018 09:36
^^^ "not a good day for a ride"
No such thing Peter!
Cheers
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Post by: Sav on 29.07. 2018 08:37
Normality is resumed!

Flooded, fence blown down and the poor moggy frightened silly at the pyrotechnics.

Long may it continue!!
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Post by: bsa-bill on 29.07. 2018 09:34
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poor moggy

in our case pooch, not generally bothered by lightning but wouldn't settle this time.
Yes a little more bearable but heat is to come back so they say,
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Post by: Sav on 29.07. 2018 09:45
Yes a little more bearable but heat is to come back so they say,


Hoping not too bad as camping at the West Kent International on the Empire Star from Thursday.


Our poor moggy was hiding in the corner mewing loudly during the unusually noisy thunder, could not calm him down.
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Post by: cyclobutch on 30.07. 2018 08:47
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poor moggy

in our case pooch, not generally bothered by lightning but wouldn't settle this time.
Yes a little more bearable but heat is to come back so they say,


Earl the tortoise remained untroubled throughout.
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Post by: lawnmowerman on 30.07. 2018 09:17
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poor moggy

in our case pooch, not generally bothered by lightning but wouldn't settle this time.
Yes a little more bearable but heat is to come back so they say,


Earl the tortoise remained untroubled throughout.

But how would you tell?  *dunno*

Jim
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Post by: bsa-bill on 30.07. 2018 09:27
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Earl the tortoise remained untroubled throughout.

obviously shell shocked -- boom boom - "it's the way ah tell em"
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Post by: lawnmowerman on 30.07. 2018 09:31
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Earl the tortoise remained untroubled throughout.

obviously shell shocked -- boom boom - "it's the way ah tell em"

 *lol* *lol* *lol*
Title: Re: It's a scorcher!
Post by: muskrat on 30.07. 2018 10:17
G'day all.
It's the middle of winter here with 18-22C days, just right for riding motorbikes  *smiley4*. Only had a few frosts a week ago. But it's bl@@dy DRY. Most of NSW is in drought, some towns will be out of water by Xmas. There are "rivers" that haven't seen water for two years!!! Farmers down in Vic are sending up hay and food for the livestock and farmers.
At least I haven't had to mow the grass for a few months.
Cheers
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Post by: Peter in Aus on 30.07. 2018 11:40
Hi Musky, certainly looks bad for NSW, also bad for our ride day no Wednesday Gail force winds thunder storms hail and heavy rain. I am going to ride anyway, probable to the nearest coffee shop. We have had lots of rain here this year mostly on Wednesdays *angry* but good for farmers *smile*
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Post by: muskrat on 30.07. 2018 13:24
Lucky bugga. Send photos, I've forgotten what a good storm looks like!
Cheers
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Post by: coater87 on 31.07. 2018 22:11
My brother (lives in Texas) sent me this the other day. He says this is not abnormal during the summer in Austin.

 Lee


 
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Post by: Peter in Aus on 02.08. 2018 04:16
Lucky bugga. Send photos, I've forgotten what a good storm looks like!
Cheers
Hi Musky, we did a short ride about 60Ks all three of us. OK first bit but the return run we struck horizontal rain and hail *beer*
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Post by: muskrat on 02.08. 2018 11:40
G'day Peter, lucky bugga.
The most I've had in the last week is a heavy dew.
Cheers
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Post by: Greybeard on 02.08. 2018 12:10
The most I've had in the last week is a heavy dew.
Too much information!
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Post by: WozzA on 04.08. 2018 23:35
It's 27c EVERY day up here in Townsville...   I can see why the locals call it GOD'S country..   *respect*
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Post by: bsa-bill on 05.08. 2018 09:20
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It's 27c EVERY day up here in Townsville...   I can see why the locals call it GOD'S country..   *respect*

At that heat constantly, you sure it's not old NICKS country  >:D
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Post by: Sav on 06.08. 2018 09:33
Did the West Kent International over the weekend, an excellently run event.

Temperature on Friday was 35 degrees! I just melted!

Saturday was a bit better at 30 degrees for the main run and the old Empire Star chugged along all day without missing a beat.

I abandoned the show session on Sunday morning when the temperature was getting into the upper twenties before 1000hrs and retired to my home on the coast where it never got above 20 degrees all day! Wonderful!