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It's a scorcher!
« 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

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Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #1 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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Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #2 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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Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #3 on: 29.06. 2018 18:31 »
One good side effect, it's stopped the grass growing.   *smile*
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Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #4 on: 29.06. 2018 20:15 »
The grass around here appears to be dead!

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Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #5 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
All the best - Bill
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Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #6 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!!!
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Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #7 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*

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Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #8 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
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Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #9 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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Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #12 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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Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #13 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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Re: It's a scorcher!
« Reply #14 on: 05.07. 2018 17:48 »
Our max today was 29c. Looks like we are keeping this heat for the next few weeks.