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by chris_johnson
Sun May 03, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: EAMG Activities
Topic: How is Everyone?
Replies: 30
Views: 3596

Re: How is Everyone?

My wife and I have discovered a new use for my collection of neck tubes, which were languishing unused.. They make excellent improvised face masks. If only we had some guns we could rob a stagecoach or two!
by chris_johnson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: EAMG Activities
Topic: How is Everyone?
Replies: 30
Views: 3596

Re: How is Everyone?

One advantage of being largely retired, after working from home for 15 years, is that lockdown does not inspire me to do work around the house which I have been successfully avoiding for years. I have developed indolence into an art form. A few hours of weeding and tidying in the garden have been mo...
by chris_johnson
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: T.U.G. April 2020 Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 373

T.U.G. April 2020 Issue

The April 2020 issue of T.U.G. is now available online at: https://issuu.com/chrisj1948/docs/tug_web_apr_2020 The printed version will not be issued until the current restrictions are eased. The delay in publication was due to changes needed to reflect the Coronavirus situation. We hope to produce a...
by chris_johnson
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electrical charging
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: Electrical charging

Not sure what happened on the run. For general information, because of the problems turning over the KTM on cold mornings, I always carry a compact boost battery and leads in my top box. Powerful enough to get an HGV started (they say). Works well for bikes.
by chris_johnson
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Runs & Rides
Topic: Full Member Social Ride - St Ives Sunday 1st March
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

Re: Full Member Social Ride - St Ives Sunday 1st March

23 bikes. Cold and windy (3.5C early, 7.5C for most of the ride, and a tropical 9.5C at St Ives). Fine day, but a lot of surface water and grit which had been washed onto the roads. Unusual route out (I need to look at a map and try to work out what Richard did). Liver, bacon and onions at the Local...
by chris_johnson
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Runs & Rides
Topic: Full Member Social Ride - Rushbrooke -Sunday 2 February
Replies: 5
Views: 2409

Re: Full Member Social Ride - Rushbrooke -Sunday 2 February

it started as a grey day, although the rain had stopped when 11 of us set out (10 bikes and a pillion). The temperature was 10C and rising. Richard told us he was using major roads to Thaxted. He knew what was coming and wanted us to generate some commitment. After that it was a complicated and inge...
by chris_johnson
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: T.U.G. February 2020 Issue
Replies: 0
Views: 2828

T.U.G. February 2020 Issue

The February 2020 issue of T.U.G. is now online at:

https://issuu.com/chrisj1948/docs/tug_web_feb_2020

Please note that the copy date for the April issue is 16th March 2020, since I am away at the end of the month, Please, please, pretty please send me something to publish.

Regards
Chris J.
by chris_johnson
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Runs & Rides
Topic: **CANCELLED**Associate/Full Member Social Ride 19th Jan, 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 979

Re: **CANCELLED**Associate/Full Member Social Ride 19th Jan, 2020

I had been intending to attend, providing there was no frost and the bike, which is notoriously reluctant on cold mornings, could be persuaded to start. Mixed feelings about the cancellation; an outing would have been nice but, even with heated clothing, I hate the cold.

Regards
Chris J.
by chris_johnson
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Runs & Rides
Topic: Full Member Social Ride - Thetford - Sunday 12 January
Replies: 7
Views: 1782

Re: Full Member Social Ride - Thetford - Sunday 12 January

21 or 22 bikes, a grey day with a lot of surface water on the way out, about 10C. Richard set a sensible pace for the conditions. The Wethersppon's at Thetford was a very acceptable lunch venue. When we left I went round the roundabout and exited at the road where I had seen a biker depart a few mom...
by chris_johnson
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Runs & Rides
Topic: Associate/Full Member Social Ride 15th December,2019
Replies: 3
Views: 2712

Re: Associate/Full Member Social Ride 15th December,2019

I am afraid that I still have a fever, so I shall have to pass on this ride. Soon I shall have forgotten how to ride a bike at all!

Regards
Chris J.