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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-08-2019, 11:17
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Hope you've got a bell Sandra?! Hate it when cyclists whiz up behind with no warning. Either that or put Shadow out in front to warn everyone of your approach

I agree a bell works, but then so does a voice and can be less alarming than the strident ringing that sometimes is heard....

A gentle "We are approaching from behind" is usually sufficient even here where cyclists rule the earth and can do no wrong... we have been thanked by many walkers for that sort of warning, even in English to French citizens... The actual words are irrelevant, it's the warning that counts.
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In the States they call out "On your right"! or, funnily enough, "On your left"! as they wizz by
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I have a bell pat,
But I wonít be whizzing past anyone

Resprayed the hounds waterproof coat, will post a photo in the rare event of rain........???

Shadow runs on a lead with Albert

More or less packed and ready to go

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The CL is lovely

A field next to it to run the hound without a lead

But we did need to give our CC membership no

Photos tomorrow including the tricycle carrier, someone may benefit from a tricycle

Itís not exactly a disability aid, but the electric boost does help

And it does away with balance problems and walking disabilityís

So we will see

Tomorrow I venture forth

Today by the time Iíd sorted out the house and last minute van arrangements , and driven here

Iím shattered

So having a rare bottle of wine

Joking apart, I rarely drink alcohol now

It hasnít reduced my flare ups

But Iím ever hopeful

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Fingers crossed Sandra - I hope it works for you.

For tonight, just enjoy your new surroundings.

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Beautifully drunk

How I miss wine

A lovely moon

Tomorrow off on the Tissington trail

And a new adventure on the trike

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Well how are the mighty fallen

A catalogue of disasters more suited to a new MH owner

Knowing we had no LPG gas we went to our local garage, not working

Found one near here, cleaning out the tank , no gas

Tuesday the tricycle wouldnít work, but we had now a LPG garage

Took the bike to a bike bike hire shop on the trail , lovely day so busy ,will sort it for Wed which he did , and we dully filled with gas

Wednesday, it poured with rain all day and all night, and we couldnít get off the ď well draining fieldĒ

Lovely MH Owners came to our assistance and finally we made it, collected the trike , now serviced and working

Thursday not so bad weather wise , so time to try out the trike

Well to say I didnít do well was an understatement , but there was nowhere flat and thatís my excuse

I was close to terrified, itís nothing like riding a two wheeler , and I couldnít rid myself of trying to put my feet down to stop the bike and me falling over

The weather hasnít been good the location beautiful

So we will try again

Meanwhile I need a flat car park to practise

A few photos , for anyone who needs a trike, there is a carrier , we searched long and hard for it , but our tow bar will carry 150 Kg
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You need some self confidence I think. There should be no danger of you toppling over. Just keep trying near the van hopefully with a bit of space until you crack it.


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I need some wine

But we are more or less tee total now

I recon if I were drunk that bike would have stopped veering

And if it didnít, Iíd have thought it did

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I've had the same lpg experience in France - not fun!

I'm surprised the trike wasn't working - it hasn't been used has it?

Yes, an empty corner in a flat car park sounds a good idea. I think you've had an electric bike before? - so that bit shouldn't be a struggle for you. And as Pat says, the bike should be perfectly stable - just a case of you learning to trust it. Like me with my daughter's car which has an electronic brake which I hate! But I've no doubt if I was driving it regularly I would get used to it.

That's some overhang on your rear axle!!

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