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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2490 on: November 06, 2020, 10:43:39 AM »
I'm liking the looks and capability of that DR.  650?

Good luck with the hand, Chuck.  How long until you can use it again?
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2491 on: November 06, 2020, 02:30:50 PM »
I'm liking the looks and capability of that DR.  650?

Good luck with the hand, Chuck.  How long until you can use it again?

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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2492 on: November 06, 2020, 03:32:42 PM »
I'm liking the looks and capability of that DR.  650?

Good luck with the hand, Chuck.  How long until you can use it again?

12 weeks, but Shirley  :smiley: it won't be that long.
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2493 on: November 06, 2020, 03:44:32 PM »
Fingers crossed.  Quite a complicated machine, the human hand, so be careful with it.
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Re: How was your day
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2494 on: November 06, 2020, 05:45:41 PM »
I thought long and hard about it. One more day of serious pain, and it *should* be downhill..
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2495 on: November 06, 2020, 08:43:53 PM »
I thought long and hard about it. One more day of serious pain, and it *should* be downhill..

Hopefully it will be all good Chuck.  All the best. :thumb:
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2496 on: November 10, 2020, 02:04:31 AM »
After my last 845 mile ride my rear tire was basically toast, a Metzeler MEZ2 steel belted radial.  Have been quite impressed with it; I am often fairly heavily laden  and this steel belted radial has always felt very planted, wet or fine.

I looked online at the various tires that you have recommended but a lot were out of stock (par for the course here and - has decimated overseas shipments) but was able to track down another MEZ 2 here in Christchurch that was really cheap compared with other places , and the firm had an acceptable fitting fee.

While the tire was off I did the usual spline check; the last tire was done in a bike shop as it needed changing in the middle of a trip I was on.  It brought home to me just how important this maintenance of the splines is.  I noticed that a thin friction washer had been fitted on the inside of the joint between the drive casing and the swingarm, definitely not done by me.  This of course had left a slight gap in that joint, a small amount of water had got in and the splines were just beginning to show signs of rust and the grease was beginning to get thin and hard.

Whole lot cleaned up, new moly grease everywhere, nice new tire on the back and she is now ready to go for it's new warrant of Fitness.  Total bill was $235NZ, which was actually $145 cheaper than the bill for the previous tire about 3 years ago!  Very satisfying. :thumb:
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2497 on: November 10, 2020, 03:52:52 PM »
100+ miles today. Might be it for the season. Winterís bound to get here sometime.













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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2498 on: November 10, 2020, 05:04:03 PM »

However, I did spent the day out at the RC field yesterday. It was a perfect day for a very small powered glider I fly and there was a lot of folks with multiple planes there. It was a good day!

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Excellent.  There is an RC airfield in Mingo Park near Washington PA and I hope to get up there sometime when people are flying so that I can learn more about the hobby.
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2499 on: November 11, 2020, 02:55:58 PM »
You are certainly putting some miles in John, and getting to some rather interesting places.

I like! :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2500 on: November 11, 2020, 04:50:40 PM »
We need some pictures from NZ, Muzz.   :laugh: :popcorn:

I love ride pictures.
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2501 on: November 11, 2020, 05:29:29 PM »
Good. I did some (very slow) one handed lathe work today.  :smiley:
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2502 on: November 12, 2020, 02:44:59 PM »
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2503 on: November 12, 2020, 06:30:45 PM »
We need some pictures from NZ, Muzz.   :laugh: :popcorn:

I love ride pictures.
+1, I want to see some pictures of your trip to the Nelson area.
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2504 on: November 12, 2020, 08:04:34 PM »
Pretty good...thx for asking.

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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2505 on: November 16, 2020, 01:14:47 PM »
+1, I want to see some pictures of your trip to the Nelson area.

Sorry I didn't take too many photos of my last trip' however, here is one you might recognise.  The two boatsheds at the Port have both been turned in to cafes.  The two grinning are Sarah and David' the couple I stayed with in Nelson.





A shot from the edge of the actual port itself.


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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2506 on: November 16, 2020, 01:24:33 PM »
It's been a warm-ish November.  And we went for a ride






After that, came home and changing tires and other assorted cleaning and maintenance.


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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2507 on: November 17, 2020, 04:44:30 AM »
Sorry I didn't take too many photos of my last trip' however, here is one you might recognise.  The two boatsheds at the Port have both been turned in to cafes.  The two grinning are Sarah and David' the couple I stayed with in Nelson.





A shot from the edge of the actual port itself.



Is that Haulashore Island (named for Captain Cook) and the boulder bank, we spent many a happy day there an amazing natural harbour, my Uncle made a boat powered by an old Briggs and Straton motor, wasn't fast but a lot of fun. What a beautiful city Nelson is.
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« Reply #2508 on: November 17, 2020, 07:57:15 AM »
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2509 on: November 17, 2020, 01:40:19 PM »
Correct Roy.  Were you there when the cut was put through the Boulder Bank?  I was living in Golden Bay when it was done.  Made it much safer for ships getting in to the harbour.  Fifeshire Rock was not called that for nothing!

Yes, Nelson is pretty nice,  A lot of it, because of where it is built, tends to lose the sun early, or get it late.  Nice climate though.
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2510 on: November 22, 2020, 09:04:44 PM »
Good day today.  It stopped raining and we got a couple of tires changed.









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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2511 on: November 24, 2020, 02:32:51 PM »
Awesome day. Got the starter changed out on my Quota and fixed my shift linkage so Iím back to standard shift. I had reassembled it backwards when I was putting the bike back together so Iíve been dealing with GP shifting. Amazing what a difference such a small change made!

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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2512 on: December 01, 2020, 02:50:27 PM »
Hiking in the first snow of the year.







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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2513 on: December 02, 2020, 04:36:24 PM »
Our lake is going to be featured in a Kansas waterfowl hunting film being produced by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and Project Upland along with assistance from KS Wildlife and Parks.



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« Reply #2514 on: December 02, 2020, 06:04:45 PM »
Our lake is going to be featured in a Kansas waterfowl hunting film being produced by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and Project Upland along with assistance from KS Wildlife and Parks.



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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2515 on: December 02, 2020, 07:45:26 PM »
Beautiful!

Ummm......where's your house in relationship to the lake? :evil:
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« Reply #2516 on: December 02, 2020, 09:46:12 PM »
Can't really see our place in this photo which was taken from a biplane. At the very rear of the lake our place is right where the wing support wires bracket it.



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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2517 on: December 06, 2020, 01:54:03 AM »

Today?

Hopefully well.

It is small country's 103. Independence Day. Can not celebrate that much now as corona time.
But I will visit to local cemetery just to put small candle on the common grave of solders. 

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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2518 on: December 06, 2020, 03:03:44 AM »
Thank you Arctic Fox; that is one of my favourite pieces of music.
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Re: How was your day
« Reply #2519 on: December 06, 2020, 04:00:43 AM »
Thank you Arctic Fox; that is one of my favourite pieces of music.

Thank you.

Even that short & simple music shows (for me that) Jean Sibelius was one the greatest composers in 20th century.

For many Finnish (language) sounds harsh, weird (= not pretty?). It does not belong to Indo-European language family (like almost all languages in Europe). It is very different (grammar, not only vocabulary), and one of the most difficult one to learn. It also has lots vocals (and less consonants) in words vs for example English. Long double vocals, double consonants etc. Still in this particular one (hymn) ... I think it sounds pretty nice? Transporting exactly that feeling (see below). 

I'll not go to translate lyrics, but shortly: It summarizes how much all has come to cost for small nation/people and rises hope for better future (as finally Independent country).
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