Posts by Steve T

    If they haven't been charged with contravening any CV19 directives from Wee Jimmies regime then any good lawyer will blast a hole through whatever charges they have been presented on.


    And even if they have been charged with some CV19 contravention, then said lawyer will have a field day shredding that to pieces as well.


    Just my opinion.


    Steve T


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    I was in my Coleman Phad X3 for the Ullapool "blow" - stood up very well to the windy onslaught. Only got the 350 Omega from Jim year before last - went down to Dent without taking a tent and bought the 350 from Jim en-route :)


    Steve T


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    Today, on a run to ARI and back via the mostest scenic routes I could find, the "new" tyres rolled past their first thousand miles.

    Still can't find the edge of these things - not helped by the centre stand grounding out way too early =O


    The air temp was apparently up around the 16 degrees C mark this afternoon on the way back and the tyre temperature touch test when I got home was quite telling - both front and rear covers were really hot. Been sitting at around the NSL for the whole journey, 180 mile round trip, so nothing outlandish speed wise (come on, its a 22 year old Transalp ;)), so the temperature when touch tested was very suprising.


    To early to look for signs of wear but it will be interesting to see how they hold up given the temp they got to today.


    Steve T


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    T7 model, seeing as its a twin seater ;)


    though with that nose number it could be an export model, amybe a Swiss one, and they had different model numbers.


    Right, off to hang up my anorak :D


    Steve T


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    PS - just looked it up and its an ex Dutch T7 :)

    I can only second what Jim has said about the Omega 350 (I wont, cos he's already rit it :))

    As a "base camp" type tent i.e your staying at one location for more than a day, it makes perfect sense, to me at least. The porch area is vast compared to either the Vaude Hogan or my Coleman Phad X3.


    Choices, choices, choices :/


    Steve T


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    Awesome work Jim. Anyone woukd think you'd done it before, the ease with which your slotting it all back together ;)


    Top quality photos as well :thumbup:


    Awaiting the next instalment - now, wheres a popcorn smiley when you want one :rolleyes:


    Steve T


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    Got it in one Craig :thumbup:


    Did some work in the Dufftown area, had some work around Tomintoul so took the "scenic" route ;)


    Empty roads, clear blue skies and loverly warm temperature - perfect riding conditions :rolleyes:


    Steve T


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    Been out on the bike with work today - seemed only right really, seeing as the sun is out & the roads are dry, salt free & empty :)


    Stopped for a break - a good bit off the road up at the Brig O Brown



    And took this one on the way from one bit of Moray to another :)


    Steve T


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    Proper bored! So bored I've buffed the bikes up to OMG levels of shine 8) (that is, of course a fib, but they are VERY clean ;))


    No, really, so bored, I sorted out a work slot and used the unique self isolating properties of two wheeled travel to get out and do my monthly checks of the many bits of equipment we have spread over Moray.


    Cullen viaduct proved to be a very scenic location, these pictures taken adjacent to one of the bits of kit I had to check :thumbup:




    120 mile ride and then an hour plus in the office, on my own, to record the work done.


    Back into the office tomorrow (still on my own - everyone esle is able to home work - I'm too much of a tech dinosaur to be given that option :)) to provide some info for the engineers I work for.


    Looking forward to being released from these control measures, when ever that happens.


    Steve T


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    Well, seeing as the cooncil don't want me in work and not able to do long rides (going for a pint of milk and a loaf of bread every day doesn't count ;)), I've taken the opportunity to bring forward the winter bikes post winter deep clean - did the chain before breakfast and after walking the dogs early doors.

    Washed the front windows yesterday, got the back to do today =O, as well as emptying the dogs at least another 3 times before bed time.


    Thinking of clearing out the garage, but seeing as all the communal re-cycling centers are shut, I'd just end up with a huge pile of crud sitting on the drive!


    Stay sane people, stay sane


    Steve T


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