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by paul_tim2000
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: The future?
Replies: 5
Views: 1135

Re: The future?

60 miles would get me a days commute assuming I didn't take the decision to do anything other than go to work and back, simple visit to parents at weekends is a 150 mile round trip and can't guarantee to be able to charge once there, 3-400 mile weekends are ridiculously common. Until electric can me...
by paul_tim2000
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Offline Maps for iPad
Replies: 11
Views: 1682

Re: Offline Maps for iPad

+1 for OSMand

Download roads only maps to save space.
by paul_tim2000
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: East Midlands
Topic: Last Post for East Mids
Replies: 4
Views: 5371

Re: Last Post for East Mids

I'll keep you company :)
by paul_tim2000
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Driverless cars
Replies: 14
Views: 1497

Re: Driverless cars

I wondered about the trucks plan, drivers, logistics etc... What it seems to be is a plan to reduce fuel consumption (major cost component) by getting the trucks into each others slipstream without the risk of nose to tail accidents. Every truck will have a driver to steer the vehicle but speed and ...
by paul_tim2000
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Touratech insolvency
Replies: 24
Views: 3379

Re: Touratech insolvency

Sounds to me more like a cashflow problem, "we've lots of business, lets build a big new distribution center (to take all our shipments from china and send them to customers) and whilst we're at it implement a big new software package (probably SAP)" . . . . "oh shit, the building is late, the softw...
by paul_tim2000
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Refused fuel..!!
Replies: 55
Views: 8794

Re: Refused fuel..!!

If I brim the tank on my Stelvio when it's on the center stand, then close the cap, the heat from the engine will cause fuel to run out of the tank overflow whilst I'm queuing to pay behind the people trying to buy their weeks shopping in the petrol station (my pet hate) so heat expansion can happen...
by paul_tim2000
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: latest government plan to ban diesels
Replies: 34
Views: 3611

Re: latest government plan to ban diesels

Until someone comes up with a credible plan for how all the people who live in houses without off road parking / designated private parking places, are going to be able to charge their vehicles then pure electric won't fly. Think of all the streets with on road parking, how will the power get to the...
by paul_tim2000
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Base Layers
Replies: 20
Views: 3276

Re: Base Layers

I use the same, cheap, stuff I bought from Lidl / Aldi for Skiing, used to shell out for expensive technical stuff but can't really tell the difference when using it and it's cheap enough to buy 3 or 4 sets and wash/rotate them
by paul_tim2000
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Hard or soft luggage?
Replies: 27
Views: 5279

Re: Hard or soft luggage?

Hard luggage gives (me) a sense of security and a deterrent against casual theft, soft luggage can be less bulky. I've a big pair of Givi (46l?) panniers I use if I need to carry a lot of stuff but also have a pair of thinner (22L) hard cases I prefer to use when touring solo (the Stelvio is wide en...
by paul_tim2000
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: ABR Midlands Rally 7th-9th July 2017
Topic: ABR Midlands Rally 2017 sign up thread (7th-9th July)
Replies: 340
Views: 36338

Re: ABR Midlands Rally 2017 sign up thread (7th-9th July)

Well the Guzzi is very unlikely to be fixed in time for this event, may not even be ready for its holiday to Italy :( Apparently the garage has three bikes in for the same reason and is being told that parts are on 2-3 week delivery (plus shipping), Looks like I might have to take the car over to th...

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