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Offline Captain Scarlet

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Getting out while I can.
« on: September 19, 2020, 06:54:27 PM »
It started out just popping out to the cashpoint and then I thought I would go over to the Shepherd & Dog at Stambridge as some bikes normally get in the carpark on a Saturday.There was some interesting stuff there but not any 2 strokes apart from a lovely Bultaco.
Then I nipped over to the Battlesbridge bike museum for a coffee stop and they were very welcoming as usual.I thought it I a shame to go home when the weather was so perfect so made my way over to The Dairy Café at Burnham on Crouch via the Burnham Bends,great fun using the gears to keep the engine singing to get the optimum from the available small horsepower.Then came back via Tillingham,Maylandsea and St Lawrence Bay which made a nice 72 miles run.It struck me there are so many great rides to be found if we try. Bearing in mind we could all be asked to go to work and then not go out outside of commuting soon we should try to make the most of it while we can before we have nothing to blow the cobwebs out between work shifts.
Todays buzz around and others like this has given some worth to the crazy situation that the events of this year has put us all in.
Hears to us all getting out and using the best medication for pistonheads alike. ;)
If someone could rotate some of my pictures so they are the correct way up I would be grateful as its a computer step to far for me. ???
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Re: Getting out while I can.
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2020, 06:59:24 PM »
Sounds good.
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Re: Getting out while I can.
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2020, 08:16:48 PM »
Looks like a nice ride out. We went to see my my mum today on the RD250B which is about a 70mile round trip. Bought her some chips and had a chat about when she was young growing up in Southampton during the Blitz, ( she remembers this better than she remembers yesterday) then took a lovely ride home across the New Forest. You don't need a big bike to enjoy yourself.

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020, 10:39:01 PM »
Thanks Merv !

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2020, 09:50:21 AM »
looks like a good day out, as soon as i get some trust in my one we will have to meet up.
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Re: Getting out while I can.
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2020, 10:18:52 AM »
Went out yesterday for a 55 mile spin around the local area, Stambridge, Barling, Rochford etc. This was its only trip out this year embarrassed to say but it ran like a dream!! Initially at start up had an issue with it running erratically and cutting on the LH side even after a plug change. Then changed to reserve and all was well the filled up and back on main tap and all was well.  Is the LH pot the first to cut out if the fuel is borderline reserve?? 
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Re: Getting out while I can.
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2020, 03:22:30 PM »
Just happened to be camping in the field behind Battlebridge antiques centre back in July.

(We were looking at buying a Bedford CA campervan in Benfleet)

Didn't know about the Museum before we went and unfortunately it was shut when we were there but they did have a bike night on the Tuesday.

We only knew about it when we heard the rumble of Harleys in the distance.



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Re: Getting out while I can.
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2020, 11:24:13 PM »
Just happened to be camping in the field behind Battlebridge antiques centre back in July.

(We were looking at buying a Bedford CA campervan in Benfleet)

Didn't know about the Museum before we went and unfortunately it was shut when we were there but they did have a bike night on the Tuesday.

We only knew about it when we heard the rumble of Harleys in the distance.

where can you camp behind Battlesbridge?
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2020, 07:59:38 PM »
Here:

https://www.battlesbridge.com/accommodation/caravan-and-camping-site

Although they were building behind the site, woke us up at 6AM!
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2020, 09:00:15 PM »
All familiar rides to me when I was an Essex Boy. The museum wasn't at Battlesbridge during my time (the bridge wasn't give way at that time either). Interesting thing about Battlesbridge Mill is that it is a tidal Mill built by the Romans. There is a pool that fills from the tidal river and can be trapped and control released to drive the Mill.

I also used to like heading out to  Heybridge Basin and Mersea island.
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