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1st March, law changes for phones while diving.

@Amateurcynic said:

@Goughy yep, I realised what I was typing may have come across as criticism of your observation which is why I tried to put in a disclaimer! 😉

I didn't think you was criticising I just wanted to point out my experience.

Quite agree that sat-navs are a major distraction (especially when you see them stuck in the centre of the windscreen as the main focus point!) and so are the other things you listed.

Yeah not sure how someone thinks putting something on your windscreen that creates another blind spot is a great idea.

Will (un)happily admit to screwing up myself and seeing a lot of screw ups too!

Anyone who drives makes mistakes, the problems arise when it's a big mistake that becomes dangerous or when more than one vehicle has made a mistake which can then create a domino effect.
Most accidents can be avoided by everyone driving with the mind effect that the other users on the road will cock up (your mind does this every time you get on your bike and you are watching vehicles as you prepare yourself for when they pull out in front of yourself)

If you look at your attention to the task of driving (I.e. no sat-nav, phone etc) as 100% for each task you add to that you have to minus some attention.

I don't disagree with that.

You mentioned ice cream 🍦

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If it's any consolation I once plugged in a damaged plug to get a job done, which was damaged around the un fused part of the live pin .... Went to un plug it .....zzzzt 230 up my arm ..... Bit like a stun gun ......Dont ask how i know that .....won't do that again

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Needed: decently-priced, actually waterproof gloves.

@ajay1993 said:

I purchased my gloves from high note performance and I found the gloves very much worthy.

for preparing meals made with Spam.

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@Goughy said:

full height. I want as much protection around my ankle as I can get

Absolutely.

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Glad we were of help to you :smile:

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NORTH WEST 200 - cheap travel and accomodation - please read if you are thinking of attending

Now I shall start with who I am...
I am a 70+ year old Northern Irish lad born in 1946 in Belfast. I now live in a small village south of Gatwick, near the area of Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill. I have lived in Hassocks since 2005. It is lovely here but not as nice as my birth place.

Now my trip is to an event called The North West 200.
I will be beginning my journey from Hassocks at 8.30am on Saturday 6th of May, and will be back home by Sunday 14th of May before dark.

I have a couple of routes I use. Not being a fan of Motor Ways (to me they destroy motorcycle tyres, and service stations I find can be expensive).

Mostly you will find me on A272 West to Winchester at around 53 miles there is a motorcycle café called Loomies. This is in area of A272/A32. Just a short stop for 15/20minutes then will be back on route down to A34 North to A303, West to Andover.

Exit on A342 North passing Marlborough. Stay on A346 but just short of M4 we stop for fuel and food for about 40/50minutes. On route once more, cross the M4 and take A419, this leads onto A417, 2 roundabouts after passing under M5 we change roads to the A40, West to Ross on Wye. Another road change this time North on A49, a nice road if we needed to stop for a short comfort break we can for 15/20minutes.

Just short of Shrewsbury we take the A5 into Wales. We will come across a lot of services close together. We will then make a stop 8 to10 miles along this road. We will then have a comfort stop and top up with fuel, at this point we are 90 miles from Holyhead.

We are only going as far as a Travelodge junction of A5/A55 near Bangor. We will then park and take our prebooked rooms, have dinner and relax.

Sunday we will pack the bikes and depart no later than 7.10am. We will head down the A55.

Now we will make a small detour at Holyhead, this is simply to top up with fuel to save us having to carry euros or pay heavy prices in Southern Ireland. At the docks we check in. We will then sail at 8.55am, so expect to be called any time to be loaded.

We will Dock the Port of Dublin at 12.15pm (no need for passports). Then we will head to the M1. We will use the Toll tunnel (to simplify things only I pay for Tolls, this way only I handle money. Saves time and messing around at the Toll Booth).

Other side of the Toll there is a layby, wait for me there please. Up M1 to the next Toll (same system again). We make an exit at junction 14 and take a link road to N33 to N2. this takes us into Ulster. We are now onto the A5 for 4 miles then A4 towards Belfast. After 13 miles we stop for fuel at services area of Duncannon. Then back on route down to next junction and North on A29. We are now on this road for 60 miles. This will take us to our base for next 6 days.

Monday we will get up and check the bikes and head down to the paddock to show our passes. We will take a look around then have breakfast and plan the week ahead.

We have practice and racing at different times throughout the week. So we have time to go sightseeing i.e. Joeys Bar and the remembrance gardens to the 2 brothers Joey and Robert. It’s also good to ride the A2 coast road.

Saturday is mostly the same each year. Roads close at 9.30am. The parade should start 10am. Then the program should finish 6 to 7pm.

Sunday (there’s no way to dress this up) we have to line up at the Port of Dublin at 7.45am to depart 8.20am.

We dock at 11.50am at Holyhead and then make our way home.

Brake Down of costs (this is what I paid last year)

Travelodge per Room £42

Ferry Return per Bike and Rider (with a pillion it will cost more) £110

Tolls per Bike in Sterling £8

Paddock Pass, Program, Pin and Sticker £40

I have 2 Double Bedrooms £25 per room per night

I also have 2 single Beds £12.50 per bed per night (there are 3 singles, I shall be in the third)

There will be Tea/Coffee but no food. We will expect a crowd of 150,000 for the week.
I am expecting a bigger crowd because Guy Martin is making his return to Road Racing after having a bad crash 2015 at Dundrod. I did say I had more than one route .Another popular route I use is M23.M25.M40.M42.old M6 exit junction 10A and M56 to A5. This price for this Travelodge would be the same.

I ride a Suzuki GSXR1000 K5. Only riders who enjoy biking with a well serviced bike need apply.

I hope you like this holiday; it is based on first come first served.

I can take couples. Age isn’t important, just need to be a good rider. Also if you wish, on the Friday we have a Northern Irish Bike Safe. Worth money to you for your next policy.

Depending on where you live in the UK – we can discuss other meeting points and timings if needed.

Regards Trevor Moore
(Mobile 07592609093)

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Crash due to tramlines

@Ian.mac said:

@Snev And using the phrase bellend trying to pass themselves off as someone else.... Or get someone else in the frame???

It has been Noted.................... :grinning:

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I checked this link to your book

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@Beelady said:

I'm expecting him to bring me a nice souvenir from the USA.

Why not ask for the Holy Grail instead - would be easier to obtain?

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King dumps? Well I've done some pretty impressive ones myself over the years but I wouldn't go round professing myself 'king dumps'.

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Rider drop down menu fuck-up

Foolishly I picked Tito Rabat in my initial MotoGP .team, he no longer appears in the rider drop down menu selection, but is in the overall rider list ???

Also F. Menghi is listed as a WSB rider, but is not registered on WSBK riders list ???

Looks like the crap is going to reach new heights this year. ??

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Use a gpmg ....doesn't matter if you wobble a bit..

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