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    Thermal Turkey...

    I thought you guys might find these views of our turkey amusing - it just came out of the chiller, and is currrently being stuffed before going into the oven:

    http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...5_123254_0.jpg
    http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...5_123332_0.jpg

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    Very good Paddy! Now stop buggering around and find some foxes with it!

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    Trust me - I'd be out there if I didn't think that 'phoning any of 'my' farmers on Xmas Day might be considered a little intrusive...

    Besides - I've been working on making the thermal more useable/portable. I've now mounted a 7" DVD monitor on the back in place of the original viewing device (a sort of box with an internal screen that you looked into via an eyepiece), and the space that it previously occupied has now been taken up by the spare fuel pump battery which I nicked from my Harley hillclimber. I've also made up a couple of small leads to connect the monitor and thermal to the new power supply. Basically, all the above means that I can now move the whole device in one go - bearing in mind that it probably weighs 10kg all-up, without falling over various power leads and external batteries. I can also stand back and view everything its seeing without having to peer down the small eyepiece. The fact that there's a degree of light back-scatter from the monitor is irrelevant, as the thermal makes so much noise that it's strictly a long-range observation system. If I want close-up action, I just switch to the mini-thermal that hangs around my neck.

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    OK - after taking those photos of the bird cold, here it is again just after it came out of the oven:

    http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2..._190113_0a.jpg
    http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2..._185905_0a.jpg

    And here's a conventional photo: http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...urkey_0009.jpg

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    My missus said the hardly rideably is a bit clean and I said well it's a harldy, they look pretty, thats all you use them for.
    I can speak in-depth and with great knowledge about most subjects until some bugger who actually knows what he is speaking about opens his gob .

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Singing Stalker View Post
    My missus said the hardly rideably is a bit clean and I said well it's a harldy, they look pretty, thats all you use them for.
    That is easily the most brutal bike I've ever ridden. It does 3mpg, and I can lift it off the ground on my own. It makes my Fireblade seem like it's going the other way...

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    So do you take it hill climbing? I have watched the videos of the blokes in the states going straight up the vertical. Never ridden a blade, my legs are too long, but have raced them on the backroads (on the track) loads of fun. REminds me I need a new battery.
    I can speak in-depth and with great knowledge about most subjects until some bugger who actually knows what he is speaking about opens his gob .

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Singing Stalker View Post
    So do you take it hill climbing? I have watched the videos of the blokes in the states going straight up the vertical. Never ridden a blade, my legs are too long, but have raced them on the backroads (on the track) loads of fun. REminds me I need a new battery.
    English hillclimbing is totally unrelated to the US version. Over here we use tarmac roads, typically up to a mile long. It's a bit like uphill drag racing with a few hairpin bends thrown in. If you'd like to know more about the bike, check my website out: http://people.exeter.ac.uk/pbhook/harley.htm

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    Ah I know the sort of thing. I have seen the cars doing that. I'm surprised you have time to have a dump with the million and one things you seem to be up to. Welbro Engineering rings a bell. Did he advertise in BSH and the like?
    I can speak in-depth and with great knowledge about most subjects until some bugger who actually knows what he is speaking about opens his gob .

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    Alan - one of the two brothers who ran Welbro did build a couple of bikes that were in BSH, but before he could do any more, he sadly collapsed and died at his welding bench from a congential heart condition. He is very sadly missed - he was a great guy, a close friend, and an incredibly skilled craftsman. May he RIP...

    Do you remember seeing my CBX streetfighter in BSH? It would have been in the summer of 1985, and completely unmistakeable as it had a helicopter hovvering over it!

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