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by steve the grease
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: 'Appalling damage' to Newport ancient burial mound
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: 'Appalling damage' to Newport ancient burial mound

OK , I 'm not on Twitter , so I was not aware of those comments personally. However , when I look at the image(s) I see parallel tyre tracks and I don't see knobbly tracks , so I would say that their observations are not accurate, and cannot be justified.
by steve the grease
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: 'Appalling damage' to Newport ancient burial mound
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: 'Appalling damage' to Newport ancient burial mound

This is sad: 'Appalling damage' to Newport ancient burial mound It's quite clear that many of the tracks are from 4x4 vehicles but, as we all know, bikers will get the brunt of the blame. I sit on both sides of the fence when things like this crop up as I do like to ride the trails but I am also st...
by steve the grease
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: OS Mapping question
Replies: 30
Views: 1639

Re: OS Mapping question

In West Sussex where I used to live for 30 years, the council definitive map is online, and it was easy to see the classification of a number of 'big-dotted tracks' as being 'un-maintained rights of way'. Most of them had a 'Public Right of Way' finger-sign with no colour. Its most unfortunate that...
by steve the grease
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: Riding in mud!
Replies: 27
Views: 1140

Re: Riding in mud!

Think it depends on the type of rider you are if your willing to put in the hard work then it can be very fun and satisfying. If your on your own and there’s a risk of getting stuck then the answer would always be no I would concur with that. As a seventeen year old on an SL125 I was once riding ac...
by steve the grease
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: OS Mapping question
Replies: 30
Views: 1639

Re: OS Mapping question

My understanding was that the green dots ( not Diamonds) are UCR's or Unclassified County Roads. Also sometimes called ORPA's "Other Routes with Public Access". Certainly round where I live they seem to be what are or were public roads which have been allowed to ' go back to nature' basically either...
by steve the grease
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Interesting video
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: Interesting video

Fascinating , I watched it happen . A lad at our work had one of the last ever Nortons out of the factory. Part 2, Well the film is OK, it's the dialogue ...... moaning old farts. Interesting how many of the statements are are posed as questions " well the youth don't seem to be able to buckle down ...
by steve the grease
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Nearest port to Norway
Replies: 23
Views: 1296

Re: Nearest port to Norway

I wasn't there very long , but I loved Norway. Some things are eye wateringly expensive, some stuff the same price as the UK ( avacado anyone). Beware of speed cameras though, I took a taxi out in the sticks and the bloke was telling me it was a £6-700 fine for 13mph ( 20kph) over the limit . Ok, I ...
by steve the grease
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query
Replies: 22
Views: 5344

Re: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

Shout all you want but I have run my Cagiva 350 on car oil for the last 6 years, completed various Taffy and Paddy Dakars all with no problems ( unlike a fellow competitors CRF250L clutch that self destructed before our eyes on the Special stage). The oil I have used is 10W-40 semi synthetic , which...
by steve the grease
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Photo editing help.
Replies: 8
Views: 594

Re: Photo editing help.

As someone who knows nothing about this , I feel I'm ideally qualified. I used paint.net and it took me 5 minutes to fix some old photos which had faded to red back to something that was quite viewable. I was very pleased. It's free. As long as there is some colour it should be fairly easy to lighte...
by steve the grease
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: Paddy Dakar
Replies: 2
Views: 2159

Re: Paddy Dakar

Fourth one for me , so it's meet old friends, rather than a pioneer...., But I'll see what I can do with the pix.....

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