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'We will have stay in a bit more' wife says!
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Sponge
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I can vouch for cold nights but recently I had to take a shovel to the loo in the middle of a very hot night in Kenya just in case the hyeana(s) on the other side of the wire got in and attacked me whilst I was doing my business.  Sharpens the mind and the imagination a bit.  

Vultures pee on their own feet to sterilise them after they have been on, and inside, a carcass. They stink and it is not a good idea to hang around under a tree if they are perching in the branches.   These things are disgusting. One of my mates got sick in the sun (too much beer),  the other week and as soon as she threw up the vultures started to arrive and circle. They can sense sickness and the onset of death.  That spurred my friend to get up, drink a load of water and crack on.  

I can confirm the hell's angels and 'original' jeans. Take a new pair of Levi's 501 (originals) jeans, put them in a bucket and invite all your chums around to get down and dirty on them. Disgusting but in its day was seen as a right of passage ( I think there was a book which started it all off).  Not to worry, the weather and the bikes we were riding then would soon displace the body fluids with several grades of road grime and oil so the problem was more likely to be dermatitis than food poisoning from the chips wrapped in newspaper on your lap. 

Another friend at University ( who saw himself as a Hell's Angel but looked a lot like Ian Anderson's aqualung tramp from Jethro Tull), vowed not to wash - anything - for 3 months. He stunk but he had an almost endless supply of hot girls chasing him and wanting to ride (on his A10 ) with him, and other things,  it was bizarre.   He piled into a milkfloat early one misty morning on his way home from work ( in a bakery - can you believe it ?),  and they took him to hospital with several injuries, shouting 'my bike, my bike' - some scary nurses cut his jeans off and literally jetwashed him off and forced him to have a shave and a sort of haircut before they would find him a bed with nice clean pyjamas . He recovered from his injuries but being hospital clean didn't help his persona, or his love life, not a single babe visited him in hospital, just his mum.  More importantly some git stole bits off his bike whilst it was waiting for us to recover it for him.   That's life. I have always preferred clean jeans.......... and nurses are harder than Hells Angels any day . 

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March 17, 2020 - 2:50 pm
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Strange! We are advised "avoid public area's where people gather"and yet MPs continue to attend parliament? 

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Well there would be uproar if they weren't, Colin.  My daughter's school has over 1000 pupils. It's still open. And it wont be long before the spirit of mutual assistance is destroyed by the conspiracy theorists and the blame game starts. Some folk would have you believing that BJ and Trump personally went to China and injected the residue from biological warfare tests into their squalid meat in their slum markets.....

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March 18, 2020 - 11:33 am
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Perhaps the virus came from powdered rhino horn or from sharks fins  ?

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I wonder if they will be available when we get our ration books?

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Stoo63 said
...when we get our ration books?  

Could do the nation's health a power of good. old rofl

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Stoo63 said
........ when we get our ration books?  

Still got mine and my ID card knew they would come in handy one day cry

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not henpecked said

every time the words "Iv'e been thinking" are uttered by my wife..... 

Its the 3 words every married man dreads...

Dougie;Glasgow ;Scotland.
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Sprung Chicken said

not henpecked said

every time the words "Iv'e been thinking" are uttered by my wife..... 

Its the 3 words every married man dreads...  

And because it only takes them a couple of minutes to think about it they you can do a couple of day work in that time.

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Hi All

Last night she did utter those three little words "Iv'e been thinking" so today we went for a 6 mile walk with the dog around the grounds of Caulke Abbey not far from Ashby de la Zouch. Did I mind - no - cos I like to go for a long walk - and it was dry - a bonus!

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not henpecked said
Hi All

Last night she did utter those three little words "Iv'e been thinking" so today we went for a 6 mile walk with the dog around the grounds of Caulke Abbey not far from Ashby de la Zouch. Did I mind - no - cos I like to go for a long walk - and it was dry - a bonus!  

The other three words that have you running for the hills "can you just" every mortal tool you possess and three hours later

job done!

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One may wish to turn the requests around, I find that "just hold this" are the three little words sometimes required in my workshop....

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Blue Heeler said
One may wish to turn the requests around, I find that "just hold this" are the three little words sometimes required in my workshop....  

I hesitate to ask "hold this dear"? down to interpretation!

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Well, the latest example : I was lining up my `58 T20`s pushrods under the rocker arms while my good woman lowered the head. Somewhere among my kit is a simple tool for the job, but could I find it ! Got there in the end though  🙂

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 "while my good woman lowered the head"

Raunchy stuff, indeed. You don't happen to have optimum compression test figures for a T20 do you, Blue? My '59 is feeling a bit slack in barrel but can't find figures to compare?

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You don't happen to have optimum compression test figures for a T20 do you, Blue? My '59 is feeling a bit slack in barrel but can't find figures to compare?  

Hi Stoo, don`t remember ever doing a test on a Cub. Have you done the oil down the cylinder trick to compare. Valves seating ok?

The figures were on USA Steve`s forum, but he closed it down a good few year`s back, it was his baby so no copy exists to my knowledge, which is a great shame. I can`t find much Cub info on the Internet nowadays. Couldn`t find Compression Test/Cylinder Compression in the index of my copy of Mike`s Bible, but may be in there somewhere...although it`s not a manual. Doubt whether my Haynes manual has anything on the subject, I`ll look later and report back if I strike lucky. Should be penciled in if not.

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Cheers Blue. Cant find owt in Haynes or trumf Oracle discs... Just dragged the bike from back of garage just now. Will report back.

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Well, over here, the sun is shining, birds singing and insects buzzing - I've even had some good news! Added to which I had a short run out this morning on the little Peugeot 100 step through scooter (to buy essential seed potatoes and onion sets, even had my certificate with me in case I was stopped). Not a car on the road and the little 2 stroke didn't miss a beat. Our lock-down has been extended to mid April now, but I have plenty to do to keep me occupied.

Keep safe all.

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cocorico said
Well, over here, the sun is shining, birds singing and insects buzzing - I've even had some good news! Added to which I had a short run out this morning on the little Peugeot 100 step through scooter (to buy essential seed potatoes and onion sets, even had my certificate with me in case I was stopped). Not a car on the road and the little 2 stroke didn't miss a beat. Our lock-down has been extended to mid April now, but I have plenty to do to keep me occupied.

Keep safe all.  

We have had a nice sunny week and we had to stop in! but between jobs the wife thought of, clean the flags (paving stones) , paint the fence, put some pebbles down I am getting on with projects, if you just watch the news you would be very depressed, hope you all stay safe.

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Hope everyone is keeping safe. Some folk may have already made their own makeshift masks for a trip to the bank, sorry, supermarket etc. I don`t subscribe to any particular news outlet, but stumbled upon this article. Good use of a football shirt?....

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