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Old 05-25-2016, 08:11 PM   #16
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Hard Labor. Today.

Try that in your 60's during these temperatures. It shot to above 100F while loading/unloading the limestone bricks from the Cushman Truckster and doing squats and stand continuously with stone and brick . But is good for keeping your youthful figure.

Only 10 more days of this kind of workout to go.

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Old 05-26-2016, 07:11 AM   #17
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Today I seized opportunity for a little fresh snow.
Yeah, those images are awesome! I'd love to be there right now!
 
Old 05-26-2016, 08:24 AM   #18
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Boy I feel like a newbie now with all these old timers here.

Beautiful pics alberich.

I practice mixed martial arts in my spare time. I was a bike buff till a few years back, but then it stopped for some reason. Just bought a Yamaha YZF-R15s, trying to open it up for long distance touring, that's something I like. (As long as I'm a bachelor)
 
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Thanks. The pictures above are from Silvretta, Austria, in Bavaria highest mountains are 1500 feet less than that. Mountaineering is always rewarding.

Actually in the alps and I am sure any other mountains you don't need to be a good photographer, just shooting regularly is effective.

It surprises me there is no snow in Wales, surely because of Gulf stream. I knw in lands end there were palm trees. I think sheperd must be a nice job, because you are supposed to be outdoors regularly. Probably you don't get rich and have a lot of work at times and also very extended responsibilities.

By the way I like fixing my car on my own.

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Old 05-26-2016, 08:41 AM   #20
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Hey PrinceCruise,

Not about you, about me, but I had to steal and rewrite one of your sentences:

"I was buff till a few years back, but then it stopped for some reason." Yeah that all had to do with no longer being a bachelor! Well, actually getting back into that state after many years of raising kids, etc, and now coming out the other end. Just need a lot of joint replacements to go along with things!!!
 
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Hey PrinceCruise,

"I was buff till a few years back, but then it stopped for some reason." Yeah that all had to do with no longer being a bachelor! Well, actually getting back into that state after many years of raising kids, etc, and now coming out the other end. Just need a lot of joint replacements to go along with things!!!
That's a state we all men have to reach.

Godspeed.
 
Old 05-26-2016, 01:30 PM   #22
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I first moved to Wales in 1985, and at that time we used to get 'proper' winters with snow frequently falling to two feet depth. That hasn't happened for fifteen years or so now, I suppose as a result of climate change. Winters are substantially wetter, which, if it fell as snow would be like 'the old days'.
I didn't get rich when I was shepherding, but I told my boss one day that, because I was paid and sure of getting my money, I was better off than him. Working with sheep is heavy physical work; I much prefer working with goats. They have personalities, and they seem to enjoy human company.
I've always enjoyed being outdoors even in inclement weather.
I, too, wish that I still had the same appearance as 15 or 20 years ago, but becoming well-covered seems to be an inevitable side-effect of the passing of years unless you make a determined effort to make it not happen. In my case I still enjoy my food as much as ever, but haven't kept up the same level of physical activity, hence the consideration of taking up cycling again.
 
Old 05-27-2016, 12:50 AM   #23
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I was a bike buff till a few years back, but then it stopped for some reason. Just bought a Yamaha YZF-R15s, trying to open it up for long distance touring, that's something I like. (As long as I'm a bachelor)
I've recently decided to try a spot of off-road adventuring on my motorcycle. Recently acquired a GoPro camera to take footage of my adventures. I've found that Blender makes a great open-source video editor. Thus one hobby begets two or three more.
 
Old 05-27-2016, 02:03 AM   #24
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Celtic Yokel,

I have a FreeGo Eagle electric bike to help me cope with the local hills. It is a lovely machine:

http://freegoelectricbikes.com/elect.../freego-eagle/

FreeGo:
http://freegoelectricbikes.com/

If you are looking for an electric bike, I suggest that you peruse the Pedelecs Forums for help and advice:

http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/

Pedelecs Home page:
http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/

Two local electric bike dealers near you are New Street Cycles in Bishops Castle:
http://newstreetcycles.uk/

and Hereford Electric Bikes:
http://www.herefordelectricbikes.co.uk/

My number one tip is to test ride several different makes and models before coming down to a final decision.

Also take note of the user comments and customer feedback in the Pedelecs Forums.

The Pedelecs Forums may well have positive (and negative) comments regarding the quality of service from various suppliers/dealers.
It is important to have good, friendly after-sales service.

Also, you do not need to buy brand new. People are always changing their electric bikes for newer models and there is a healthy used market.

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Old 05-27-2016, 03:21 AM   #25
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Thanks for the ebike advice, Beachboy, I've skimmed over the sites that you've quoted, but I'll look at them in more detail now. I've also had a look at preloved for secondhand bikes. It'll take me a while to save the necessary pennies, so I've plenty of time to research.
What part of the Wild West are you in (generally, not specifically)?
 
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I've recently decided to try a spot of off-road adventuring on my motorcycle. Recently acquired a GoPro camera to take footage of my adventures. I've found that Blender makes a great open-source video editor. Thus one hobby begets two or three more.
Cool. What motorcycle do you have?
About Blender, I've been meaning to play around with it, but I need to acquire a solid machine for handling video editing. Soon.
 
Old 05-27-2016, 05:39 AM   #27
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Celtic Yokel,

Coastal Ceredigion.
 
Old 05-27-2016, 05:43 AM   #28
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rokytnji,

I hope that is not the fickle (motorsickle) finger of fate pointing in your direction in your second photo:

http://postmyimage.com/img2/200_IMG_0118.JPG
 
Old 05-27-2016, 09:48 AM   #29
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That bike is a old Sears & Roebuck from the 1960's. It is a Honda Dream Machine. I was told if I got it out of a guys back yard I could have it. So since free can always convince to do something about something.

I loaded it up in my trailer and took it home. I had plans to mount it on a tall metal oil rig pole and make a sign for my shop that can be seen from anywhere. But.

The durn thing has compression and shifts through the transmission. This after sitting out side in the desert weather since the 60's.

Right now. I have other projects and trips planned this summer.
So pulling the motor and tearing it down is on the back burner for the time being. Finding parts for something that old and rare will require Sherlock Holmes type of skill set.

In TX I can get it titled for 100 bucks with a builders title for starters. Then upgrade it to a antique title later on.

Here is what I am riding
to South Carolina on the 20th.

Here is a better picture of that antique and what 40 years out in the desert sun can do to damage a good machine left outside in the weather that is fixable by me. But I was not around here then.

The white dog in the background.

That is patches. My rescued from the needle, dalmatian. One of many dogs that I am the leader of the pack of around my M/C shop.

I have them all trained to use the bathroom in one location only that is easy peasy cleanup with a broom, dustpan, and garden hose.

Edit. OOOPs I guess you mean my big ham hand finger on the phone screen when I took the picture. My head was swimming from the 100 + F heat workout when I took that pic. I was too stoved up to notice.

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Old 05-27-2016, 01:34 PM   #30
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Beachboy, as you've described it 'wild', especially if the wind is blowing from the west as it frequently does. I've not spent much time over that side of Wales but it's worth a visit from time to time.
 
  


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