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  • bob craven created a new topic ' DANGEROUS NATURE II' in the forum.
    Was riding the A59 the other day and came across a horrible patch of road. Its between the Cross Keys Hotel and the roundabout with the Earby road travelling both ways. The road is due as I can see by its markings to be re surfaced. I don't think they will just throw aggregate over it as its to rutted. Its so rutted that myself and a few others riding with me mentioned it and all agreed that it was taking the front wheel as if on tramlines with numerous bald patches, potholes and really dangerous. What is the reason for this.... Nature .....that part of the road that goes on for more than a mile is basically overshadowed by trees. What does that do? Basically the trees catch all the rain and collects it on its leaves. It then falls on the road surface as much bigger drops much bigger than normal rain drops. That constant heavy dripping affects and actually helps break up the road surface which is not a solid in its nature but a liquid . After the rain on normal open roads the surface would dry out with the wind and dryer hotter weather. However that does not happen in wooded areas like this [ having its own micro climate] and the rain remains for a lot longer and continues to degrade the road surface. So nature by way of the weather and the woodland explain why a road surface could be so dangerous. You have been told , be aware and cautious
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    kunena.post 7 days ago
  • bob craven created a new topic ' DANGEROUS NATURE II' in the forum.
    Was riding the A59 the other day and came across a horrible patch of road. Its between the Cross Keys Hotel and the roundabout with the Earby road travelling both ways. The road is due as I can see by its markings to be re surfaced. I don't think they will just throw aggregate over it as its to rutted. Its so rutted that myself and a few others riding with me mentioned it and all agreed that it was taking the front wheel as if on tramlines with numerous bald patches, potholes and really dangerous. What is the reason for this.... Nature .....that part of the road that goes on for more than a mile is basically overshadowed by trees. What does that do? Basically the trees catch all the rain and collects it on its leaves. It then falls on the road surface as much bigger drops much bigger than normal rain drops. That constant heavy dripping affects and actually helps break up the road surface which is not a solid in its nature but a liquid . After the rain on normal open roads the surface would dry out with the wind and dryer hotter weather. However that does not happen in wooded areas like this [ having its own micro climate] and the rain remains for a lot longer and continues to degrade the road surface. So nature by way of the weather and the woodland explain why a road surface could be so dangerous. You have been told , be aware and cautious
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    kunena.post 7 days ago
  • bob craven replied to the topic 'Hows about a meet' in the forum.
    The day went well tho we did split up on the rode back. [ not arranged] 8 bikes and 10 persons enjoyed the ride out and also the Craven Collection The A59 was in the main was good apart from several miles of bad surface and tramlining from the Cross Keys east to the roundabout with the Earby road comes in. Several bikers including myself made mention of it and how it took our front wheels. About time that was resurfaced, recovering with just chippings will not stop it being a very uneven road. We will have to wait and see. Nice to see new people so a good day was had by all.
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    kunena.post 10 days ago
  • BuzzCap7 created a new topic ' What Is Life All About?' in the forum.
    G'day mates. Here is a change of conversation for yer..... I am well up in years. Like MANY others, have wondered what life is all about and this is what I came up with. Along with the proof to back it all up. It would take a HUGE amount of typing so I will be short and this will likely stir quite a few questions. Life is all about improving yourself each life you have here (reincarnation) until you are so loving, compassionate, caring, etc... that you do not need to reincarnate anymore. You will be back up with the "spirits" without a need for a body. NOW things make sense like: 1) Feeling you have been someplace before. Deja vous. <sp> 2) Looking at someone and thinking you know that person but do not know why. 3) Looking at someone and get warm and fuzzies when looking at most others you do not. 4) Xenoglossy. <-- A child being able to speak his 1st words (or close to his 1st words) and it is a foreign language spoken fluently NEVER having been exposed to that language before. 5) A child (usually around 8-9 yrs old) insisting upon having lived in a different location before (never having gone their in this lifetime) and knows the area in DETAIL. 6) Hypnotherapists regressing a person (many people) back in lifetimes of previous lives. 7) Having the feeling someone is going to call you or u were just thinking about the person and they call you. (NOT a coincidence.) There is a huge amount of documentation (except for #7 above) on each item. Proof. Proof by independent professionals, people who have nothing to gain and are a credible source substantiating the above. Are you aware you (yes you) can talk with spirits? I know what u r thinking. oooOOOoooo. But u can. Are you aware you can tap into another persons life spiritually? Some ppl will read this and just laugh thinking I fell off my rocker. Some ppl will read this and know exactly what I am talking about and have experienced some of the above. What is really cool is the preponderance of proof and then when you learn how to contact spirits or time travel, or go back in "time", or whatever, it now becomes pretty real to you. It was not long ago when people thought the world was flat. It was not long ago when MANY people believed there is a sun god, earth god, water god, wind god, fire god, etc.... when now rarely do people believe there are so many different gods. When YOU are study the spiritual world, when YOU start to recognize spiritual activity in your own life, when YOU learn how to contact the spirits and have very real responses, then it becomes a whole new horizon. And now, and only now will EVERYTHING in your life start to fall into place and make more sense. Spiritually speaking, there are no coincidences. I do not profess I know everything. there likely will be ppl reading this that knows a LOT. LOT more than I do on this matter. It is only by asking questions and learning do people grow. I am not trying to convince anyone of ANYTHING. I have nothing to gain or lose sharing the above with you all. No "up side" for me. It is just sharing of information and possibly drive more activity to this website. Let me know what you think ok? good, bad, or indifferent. Have a terrific day mates, BuzzCap7
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    kunena.post 14 days ago
  • BuzzCap7 replied to the topic 'First Trip on Me Honda' in the forum.
    Really nice post mate. wish I was with you. :( Times like the one u had seems to be what it is all about. Lots PIX which is GR8 since a PIX = 1,000 words. NICE JOB! BuzzCap7
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    kunena.post 14 days ago
  • BuzzCap7 thanks user 'Judge James' in the forum message ' First Trip on Me Honda'.
    kunena.thankyou 14 days ago
  • bob craven, Brian Fitton replied to the topic 'Hows about a meet' in the forum.
    The itinary is as follows. Meet at Yeadon way petrol station Blackpool. leaving there about 9.30am Meet before 10am at Tickled Trout petrol station A59 at junction 31 off the M6 motorway. leave there about 10am Meet at McDonalds Clitheroe on A59 prior to 10.30am leave there about 10.30am Pick up a couple when going through Gisburn and continue to the ROUTE 59 Cafe where there will be a drink and smoke break Leave there about .11.30 am On to destination being the garden centre cafe close to the museum where refreshments can be purchased. then the visit about 1.30/2pm leave whenever ready for return trip back same route in reverse. pick up petrol at station close by. Hope that this helps those who may wish to join us otherwise feel free to make your own way there.
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    kunena.post 15 days ago
  • bob craven replied to the topic 'Hows about a meet' in the forum.
    Come on guys where is you sense of adventure. Left it at home. Itl be a good day out no matter where you come from and you don't have to meet up on the way just get there in the afternoon and join us there. The more the merrier. So put your thumbs up even if you are just considering going. Weather permitting of course. bring a mate or not, ride by yourself.
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    kunena.post 19 days ago
  • bob craven replied to the topic 'Ride position' in the forum.
    Thank you for the comments and support . In my first paragraph/sentence i do say that i follow the vanishing point and slow down on the bend when it comes closer. I am surprised that no one pulled me up on that one as we are not supposed to overload the front tyre grip when laid over by braking. That when we do brake on a corner or bend we are likely to stand up the bike and run straight on into the path of oncoming vehicles on left handed bends. As we head over to the wrong side of the road we are usually looking at a fixed object that we want to avoid and end up hitting it just because we are looking at it. Something called fixation in that we go where we look. To avoid that, one could say that is best to close ones eyes so we dont hit anything that we dont want to hit but that would be ridiculous just look at the softest option say throwing into a hedge as opposed to hitting some rigid street furniture. About the braking the recommendation is to do all the braking de acceleration and slowing prior to the turning point before a bend and to be in the correct travelling position with an open throttle so we need not slow on the bend. Sometimes dropping a gear or two is recommended so that the stability, balance, centrifugal forces and performance of the bike will help. Too high a gear and too slow a speed may end up stalling the bike causing the need to change down whilst in the bend or at least fighting with the handling and poor acceleration after the bend. Thats good advice but sometimes we go in two fast or the bend tightens up and we need to lose speed. Whatever you do do not actuate the front brake. that is a big NO NO as you are likely to de stabilize the bike and be thrown off. best to gently de accelerate and if needs be very gentle use of the back brake will slow you sufficiently enough to carry you round. Next time do it right and slow sufficiently so you dont have to use this get out and with an open throttle and correct gear it should be plain sailing Some would argue about using countersteering and pushing the handlebar closest to the ground and corner forward or down to gain a greater degree of tilt but tyres will only go over so far before they run out of contact tread and if you are already at the limit of the tyre and nothing left of what is called the chicken strip then you have wasted time and tarmac. Best to take any bend slower than being in that situation . Pop onto a large enough car park and do some cornering at relative speeds and practise practise practise turns with different speeds, sharpness of bends, gears, braking etc and with experience you will enjoy bends better and safer.
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    kunena.post 20 days ago
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