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Thermexman wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:47 am ^^^ I can imagine. I drove a hired Vauxhall Meriva 1.5D over the Col-du-Tourmalet in the Pyrenees once. Stalled it on several hairpins as I’d never driven a diesel before! That was scary. Didn’t realise they had no power under 2500rpm when the turbo spins up. Once I cottoned on, we were fine. Revved the nuts off after that!
I had a similar experience driving last year on holiday in Madeira on my first visit there. Anyone who has been there will know how steep everything is on the island. After smelling a burning clutch once or twice I took to making sure I had a plenty of revs before I started climbing any hills. Having 5 people and bags in a modest hire car didn't help!
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downer wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:06 pm
scooter wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:22 pm I don't think my 9.2 hp Monkey would have made that switchback, whether on or off camber.
Tell that to the guy on 1.0 man power pedal cycle. :D
I take your point.

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Fat-Sam wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:50 pm Picking up a bag of home made samosas that a pal cooked for me after work - hoping if I cycle there and back I can eat them all without feeling guilty
Love the bike but not so much the view of the Emirates!

Been considering a Cannondale Badboy for too long now as I think it is a great looking bike but also want something a little more retro.
Have looked at Pashley but never convinced - Will defo check out Tokyobike once stock availability in the bike world returns to normal.
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A1soknownas wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:30 pm
Fat-Sam wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:50 pm Picking up a bag of home made samosas that a pal cooked for me after work - hoping if I cycle there and back I can eat them all without feeling guilty
Love the bike but not so much the view of the Emirates!

Been considering a Cannondale Badboy for too long now as I think it is a great looking bike but also want something a little more retro.
Have looked at Pashley but never convinced - Will defo check out Tokyobike once stock availability in the bike world returns to normal.
Yeah I was looking at the Cannondale Badboy too as it was the about the maximum on my Bikes To Work scheme but I live 5mins walk from the Tokyobike shop and it suits my use well enough (nipping to the shops or to see my mum with the occasional 45min commute).

It’s a nice bike, nothing special to ride compared to my previous specialised but decent enough and I’ve had a surprising number of compliments while taking it out. The Pashley Guvnor was on my radar for years and I’ve always wanted a Bianchi but it would be wasted on my trips to m&s in a pair of timberlands 😂
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Not a ride exactly, although we did drive there...
A gorgeous walk in Whinlatter Forrest.

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Some striking landscapes there.

Llamas seem to be everywhere these days.

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Thanks Scooter. It was a superb day out.
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That one llama has gone to Lamoids Paradise
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Korkki wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:36 pm That one llama has gone to Lamoids Paradise
... or maybe he is on guard duty .. listening very carefully for the sound of the herder's footsteps ? :D

Great pics - looks lovely!
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Took advantage of one the last? warm and sunny days of this strange year, and had a great ride out into the Peak District:

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^^^ And, today - the weather is not so good...

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Riding waves in lieu of bikes...
Some spectacular weather here over the weekend so took the opportunity to go for a paddle from Speers Point to Marmong Point - shaving the northwestern corner of Lake Macquarie.
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My oldest son leading the way..

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Looking back towards Speers Point

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Reaching Marmong Point Marina ....

... and what does one expect to encounter after traversing the waters to distant lands?

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Well Vikings obviously!.. :shock:

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Evidently a training session for the Newcastle Branch of the Viking Age Re-enactment Society. (I did not know we had one of those)
We could see people moving around energetically and the reflective glints off the steel hardware as we approached the land but we couldn't quite figure out what was going on until we got there.

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Looking back towards where we had been at the end of the trip.
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Vikings? In Australia? Really? How do you manage that.

Mind you, I was mildly disappointed having read your fist sentence, but not yet seen the photos, . . ..
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Looks like a super day out though! Not sure I'd want to try it in choppier waters!
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:57 pm Vikings? In Australia? Really? How do you manage that.

Mind you, I was mildly disappointed having read your fist sentence, but not yet seen the photos, . . ..
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Yes, drawing a fairly long (Viking) bow calling them "waves" I guess! Probably should've said "riding the currents" rather than "waves"...

We were very surprised seeing the Viking Age re-enactment - totally unaware that sort of thing happens here. The Vikings haven't exactly played much of a role in Australian history..! :?
Perhaps they are expat Scandinavians or something?
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