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sunday as i scan this wasted land

'ning

going to be nippy i think, and the sunny days seem over for now

ride, with luck a socially distanced takeaway coffee at some point
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,368
    Morning, working in an almost empty place. Not pedalling as forgot the clocks changed, OOPs. Stay safe all and stay socially apart, no drafting. :*
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,754
    edited 29 March
    Morning, just been in the garden to fetch tigger in, cold with what felt snow , then we had a bit of a flurry , cycling in the garage again
    Have a good day
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,248
    oxoman said:

    ...no drafting. :*

    That'll censored a few Strava times and slow Hoppy up.

    Me finishing mower epic me. Must locate charging circuit. Must calculate in line resistor resistance requirement and calculate trickle charge voltage.
    Actually, this is a lie, I need to find a point where the engine revs aren't compromised without excess throttle and disengage charging whilst cranking. Which means a switch surely and an LED to tell me the charging function is on or off...
    Off course, none of you are interested in the above but it's a free world and i'm exercising my right to ramble.

    Later trip to a deserted beach.

    It's bloody chilly today.

    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    pinno said:

    oxoman said:

    ...no drafting. :*

    That'll censored a few Strava times and slow Hoppy up.

    Me finishing mower epic me. Must locate charging circuit. Must calculate in line resistor resistance requirement and calculate trickle charge voltage.
    Actually, this is a lie, I need to find a point where the engine revs aren't compromised without excess throttle and disengage charging whilst cranking. Which means a switch surely and an LED to tell me the charging function is on or off...
    Off course, none of you are interested in the above but it's a free world and i'm exercising my right to ramble.

    Later trip to a deserted beach.

    It's bloody chilly today.

    We might be interested if we understood what TF you were talking about ;)

    Good lie in to compensate for the clocks going forward. now not doing a lot as there's not a lot to do. Walk dogs soon, then lunch. Then something else.
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  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,462
    pinno said:

    oxoman said:

    ...no drafting. :*

    That'll censored a few Strava times and slow Hoppy up.

    Cheeky. It's normally a line of 2 or 3 in my considerable wind shadow.

    Today I got on my bike, rode for 7 mins into a fierce and cold north easterly, then turned round and free wheeled home in 2 minutes. Fark that for a game of soldiers. Will walk the dog later.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    edited 29 March
    hopkinb said:

    pinno said:

    oxoman said:

    ...no drafting. :*

    That'll censored a few Strava times and slow Hoppy up.

    Cheeky. It's normally a line of 2 or 3 in my considerable wind shadow.

    Today I got on my bike, rode for 7 mins into a fierce and cold north easterly, then turned round and free wheeled home in 2 minutes. Fark that for a game of soldiers. Will walk the dog later.
    Morning Hoppy. Just stuck my head out and it is pretty chilly/breezy, but the hounds won't take that as an excuse...
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,248
    hopkinb said:

    pinno said:

    oxoman said:

    ...no drafting. :*

    That'll censored a few Strava times and slow Hoppy up.

    Cheeky. It's normally a line of 2 or 3 in my considerable wind shadow..
    Like being behind a bus?
    So, basically you are responsible for a number of Strava averages going t1ts up :)

    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,248
    edited 29 March
    Stevo_666 said:



    We might be interested if we understood what TF you were talking about ;)
    .

    Boot, the, on, foot, other, the, is...

    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,656
    Took last of the old shed(s) to the recycling centre.

    Picked up (at a safe distance) a big steel outdoor fireplace, so we can sit out there and burn stuff. Going to be a lot of time for that coming up with today's new restrictions in place.

  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:



    We might be interested if we understood what TF you were talking about ;)
    .

    Boot, the, on, foot, other, the, is...

    I suppose you could do some online techy geek classes for the rest of us and help pass the time :) Looks like we've got another 2 months of this.
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,910
    That wind is gusting more strongly as day progresses. Decided more prudent to not go out on planned ride, don't want to be getting binned off by a crosswind and requiring A&E, not in these times. Shame, still dry and partially sunny.

    There's always tomorrow...until the next phase of lockdown bars all sort of external exercise...
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,462
    orraloon said:



    There's always tomorrow...until the next phase of lockdown bars all sort of external exercise...

    I have just assembled a very expensive elliptical trainer that Mrs H³ panic bought a week ago.

    Given that I put it together, I fully expect it to explode in a big cloud of nuts, bolts and gyroscopes. :#
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    Afternoon folks, traditional slow start has been had. Slower than usual judging by what the clocks claim.
    Piña if the charging is drawing so much it affects cranking surely there is something wrong. Unless you’re building a completely stripped out racing lawnmower which is just wrong.
    Didn’t venture out for a ride as it’s windy and I’m lazy, had a bit of a walk though.
    Hope you got the EPO insured Hoppy?
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
    Hello playmates.
    Lazy day being had here, at least by me anyway. Missus has been less lazy and I expect she will expect me to be less lazy going forward.
    I have broken with tradition today. That is to say I have had a nap before Sunday dinner rather than after. I may try to turn 'rather than' into 'as well as'
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,248


    Piña if the charging is drawing so much it affects cranking surely there is something wrong.

    No. When you crank - (ignition switch turned against the spring), the charging circuit is open.
    3 positions on the ignition switch. A: charging circuit closed, B: Charging circuit open, ignition off and C: start - charging circuit open, ignition on; power to starter motor*.
    Once started, the megneto feeds power to the engine independent of the ignition switch. In fact, you can take the key out and it will still keep running.

    *I discovered this today, by accident - I wondered why you put the key in and you can turn the key anti-clockwise with no apparent effect - I thought it was the kill engine facility. I took a lead off it and earthed it with the engine running but the engine kept running. When you put the key in, it's in the B position. How clever is that? So if you want it to charge, you turn the key to the A position after starting (after it warms up).
    It took me a while to work out which other spade to complete the charging circuit to the battery and some sourcing of slightly higher amp cable - just in case. It seems to be putting out 12v at very low amps - 5 roughly, depending on engine speed.
    Unlike it's predecessor, the Briggs and Stratton engine. It was so goosed, it hadn't the power to run and charge simultaneously.
    I will deploy some LED's to tell me the charging circuit is on or off.

    The kill switch is separate.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,264
    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:



    We might be interested if we understood what TF you were talking about ;)
    .

    Boot, the, on, foot, other, the, is...

    I suppose you could do some online techy geek classes for the rest of us and help pass the time :) Looks like we've got another 2 months of this.
    2 months at least it seems.

    Project binky but with pinno
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,248
    Pinno's Project Porker (1) will be with you soon.

    That's going to be 'gulp' and get on with it. I've decided to really take my time. Couple of hours a day max, label everything. Cross fingers engine is A1.
    That reminds me, I need to refresh my SS nuts, bolts and washers inventory.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,248
    Stevo_666 said:

    <
    I suppose you could do some online techy geek classes for the rest of us ....

    What sort of geeky tech do you want?
    (Although, I don't class this as geeky in the slightest.)

    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,075
    Lockdown extension is now ok, as not only have I built a bar, but 24 hrs on, it’s still standing
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,656
    tlw1 said:

    Lockdown extension is now ok, as not only have I built a bar, but 24 hrs on, it’s still standing

    Ah, but have you tried dancing on it yet?

  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,075

    tlw1 said:

    Lockdown extension is now ok, as not only have I built a bar, but 24 hrs on, it’s still standing

    Ah, but have you tried dancing on it yet?

    Saving that for Friday night
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,248
    edited 29 March
    You're wfh and I can annoy you - no excuses now.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    edited 29 March
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    <
    I suppose you could do some online techy geek classes for the rest of us ....

    What sort of geeky tech do you want?
    (Although, I don't class this as geeky in the slightest.)

    How about some stuff about how to fix things for us lot who listened at school to avoid manual labour in later life? :)
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,248
    Did you ever see the film 'About Schmidt'?
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    pinno said:

    Did you ever see the film 'About Schmidt'?

    Never heard of it.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,248
    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    Did you ever see the film 'About Schmidt'?

    Never heard of it.
    Well, don't watch it. ;)
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,075
    pinno said:

    You're wfh and I can annoy you - no excuses now.

    Depends if I’ve blocked your number 😂
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    tlw1 said:

    pinno said:

    You're wfh and I can annoy you - no excuses now.

    Depends if I’ve blocked your number 😂
    Great minds think alike :D
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,075
    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    pinno said:

    You're wfh and I can annoy you - no excuses now.

    Depends if I’ve blocked your number 😂
    Great minds think alike :D
    The irony - I’ve text him and he hasn’t responded!
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,462
    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    pinno said:

    You're wfh and I can annoy you - no excuses now.

    Depends if I’ve blocked your number 😂
    Great minds think alike :D
    The irony - I’ve text him and he hasn’t responded!
    He's probably wondering what the beeping noise is, and has gone to poke about under the bonnet of his old heap of German junk to find out what's going to fall off next...;)
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