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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #600 on: 11.05. 2019 09:05 »
Interesting 80 mile ride to the BSAOC camp. I often set my Satanav to Short route, avoiding motorways. Well, there were a few heavy rain showers and even a hail storm. I found myself riding on narrow, often flooded lanes, trying not to fall off, as the loaded bike was slipping on the detritus that had been washed off the trees. The bike that was gleaming when I set off from home now looks like I've been green-laning, which in fact I have.

Anyway, the engine sounds the same as before the ride, so I think the cam follower issue is solved. YIP!  *smile*

The Cotton Arms at Wrenbury has free WiFi, so I'm able to send all my virtual mates this massage.

There are several A7A10 forum members here including Paul something, Andrew (Priory Magnetos) Guttman and Simon Griffin? Today I will wear my forum branded Teeshirt with pride.

When I opened my tent this morning I fell in love once again with my good and trusted BSA servant Emily, (reg EML) coated in crud and patiently waiting to take me wherever I want her to go.


Update at 13:00 Saturday: Sitting in the pub supping a Doom Bar beer. I just completed the treasure hunt ride that this camp always have, rather than the normal drop-off type of trip. Our team of two came back first, so we've probably got all the answers wrong!  There is always a tie-break question; this year the question was: How much would it cost to buy enough crumbly Cheshire cheese to weigh the same as a mature African elephant?

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #601 on: 11.05. 2019 10:07 »
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the engine sounds the same as before the ride, so I think the cam follower issue is solved. YIP!

Good good *smiley4*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #602 on: 11.05. 2019 17:07 »
Oil change yesterday on the A7 ready to ride to the Brimbo classic bike meet tomorrow near Diss in Norfolk. Dont expect to see anyone from on here but I will be wearing the sweat shirt.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #603 on: 12.05. 2019 00:00 »
G'day fellas.
I'm suspecting nothing done on the bikes today other than taking the wife/mother for a ride. It's Mothersday down here. A double weekend for my Deb. Was her b/day yesterday.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #604 on: 12.05. 2019 09:06 »
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #605 on: 12.05. 2019 22:28 »
There's something in the way of a very handsome hedge! *beer*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #606 on: 13.05. 2019 08:49 »
I hope everyone enjoyed the Cheshire BSAOC camping weekend.
I had planned to visit on Saturday, having got one bike running after a few years lay up. As it turned out it was as well I didn't, because I woke on Sunday remembering I'd not put any oil in the gearbox after some work on the kickstart quadrant.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #607 on: 13.05. 2019 08:54 »

 
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.....As it turned out it was as well I didn't, because I woke on Sunday remembering I'd not put any oil in the gearbox after some work on the kickstart quadrant........

  *bash* *bash* *bash*

 kinda just a bit sorry 'bout that.... *eek*  *bash* *beer*....not
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #608 on: 13.05. 2019 15:32 »
I have returned home today, (from BSAOC Cheshire weekend camp). My wooffey dog was very pleased to see me. I had a great weekend. The BSA engine sounded like a normal hot British twin when I took my helmet off; a bit tappety. The weather since Friday has been splendid. My 80 mile ride home in warm sunshine was excellent.  *smile*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #609 on: 14.05. 2019 01:35 »
Glad to hear you had a good ride and weekend GB, you deserved it after all that trouble you had *beer*

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #610 on: 14.05. 2019 08:51 »
I have some pictures from my weekend. I'll upload them to Dropbox later.

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #611 on: 14.05. 2019 08:55 »
Hey nice one GB. There's a proper honesty to a bike covered in the detritus of the road.
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #612 on: 14.05. 2019 09:40 »
Hey nice one GB. There's a proper honesty to a bike covered in the detritus of the road.
I can honestly say I fell in love once again when I unzipped the tent and saw my precious!

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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #613 on: 14.05. 2019 13:11 »
It was great to see you there!  *smile*
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Re: What have you done with your bike/s today?
« Reply #614 on: 14.05. 2019 13:49 »
Simon, would you be willing to make your progress slideshow available to the forum?