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Tell us all what you are doing if you are at home self isolating


I know we are not out riding but tell us you are well and keeping busy. biggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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Trish is giving me daily cookery lessons disbelief

Otherwise, plenty of projects in the workshop and dogs to walk (once a day!). But I do find myself watching a lot of news and on social meeja.....



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Pulling what little hair i have left out as result of struggling with access to work It systems...jeezus.



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Mainly messing around with all my photographs on my computer. I take a lot of panoramic shots and use PhotoShop to stitch them together.

Other than that I go out around Budleigh Salterton, East Budleigh, Otterton, Knowle and area on my mob scooter following Mrs Cubber as she walks our dog Jedi, taking photos as I go.

This nice weather helps. biggrin

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Greatly reduced in file size and image dimensions. - A shot of Otterton bridge i took yesterday.

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Lovely photo Martyn!

I belong to a few camper van/ motorhome FaceBook Groups but have temporarily shut off notifications from them - too much vitriol!



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Im just back from exercising ..........

River Teign, Clifford Bridge - Fingle - Mill End -

www.google.com/maps/@50.6894932,-3.82347,3a,75y,112.62h,81.84t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxMvJ518sgfLGszYQBDvBqg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Then back downstream to below Castle Drogo and up to Hunters path, the fast drop to Fingle and a gentle return to Clifford.

Then a slow ride to Steps Bridge to take in the daffs and other signs of spring, up the UCR to Bridford and back to the mine.


Kinda a weeks exercise in one session (-;


Breathtakingly beautiful and so few people about ( more than we expected though )



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I descided to start another project, because I don't have any where near enough on the go.

 

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I painted the tank and side panels last week, before we shut.



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Aww,a Gt 250 Ram air,luverly bike,
I sold a Triumph Daytona  cry (leaked oil like a sieve,even after using tubes of red hermatite) to get a 550 ram air
Those were the days.When Bridge were down on the quay

Big blue wooden doors with windows in.....



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I too have been out on the bicycle taking photos on my constitutional ride over 100 years time lap

 



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Have spent a lot of hours upcycling a summer house purchased from market place, two trips over to bampton to dissassemble and trailer home, included all the decking for 125 nicker !!
After some minor repairs its up an complete with new felt etc. Next up a nice shade of forest green paint.

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I too have been out on the bicycle taking photos on my constitutional ride over 100 years time lap

 


 

That's very good smile



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Every garden needs a summerhouse/man cave and we had the builders in last year to build a raised patio down the bottom of the garden. My task through the winter was to make a summerhouse to sit on it and I'd been waiting for the rain to stop before placing my order for the timber and now it has and the garden is no longer flooded, I find that my preferred supplier (Southern Timber) are currently closed for new orders. cry



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Cubber wrote:

Mainly messing around with all my photographs on my computer. I take a lot of panoramic shots and use PhotoShop to stitch them together.

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Greatly reduced in file size and image dimensions. - A shot of Otterton bridge i took yesterday.

Martyn


A very nice image smile

Photography is one of my interests and while I do have a wide angle lens I still tend to prefer stitching images using Photoshop as the resolution is far greater (and I only have to carry one lens) but, as you say, the file sizes can be on the large size.

For example, here's 12 portrait images stitched and the resulting jpeg is 88mb (the TIFF PS created was ten times that!):

Dartmouth Regatta, Devon by John Leah, on Flickr

But as we can't go on photographic trips for a while I'll also be reviewing and reprocessing old images.

 

 



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I have an allotment! Well, two actually as I use one for fruit and the other for veg. The fruit one is a drive away so I'll probably have to leave it to its own devices (and the birds) but the veg one is only over the road. I've been digging in lots of compost so the beds are in the best condition ever meaning my veg will be sure to thrive. Now I only need to find a somewhere I can source my seeds confuse






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I can remember bridge being down on the quay. I would loved to have brought a GT 250 but just didn't have enough money so had to settle for a Yamaha RD200 twin £300 on the road.
MTT 546P funny how you remember your old registrations but not the current ones. That was a great little bike never let me down and i went miles on it in all weathers.
I remember one Saturday morning i decided it would be a good idea to ride to penzance to see my uncle rode down had a cup of tea and then rode back nearly 250 miles.That was before sticklepath and okehampton were bypassed.I wouldn't like to do it today on a 200. It would be nice to know what bikes people loved and the ones they wished they never brought. I had bikes I've pushed more than ridden

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John Leah wrote:

Now I only need to find a somewhere I can source my seeds confuse


Hi John!

Just back from collecting my prescription on the Kwacker. First time out on a m/c for a long time.

Plants Galore was open in Topsham Road which surprised me!

Also Lidl had seeds in their "centre aisle" from yesterday - https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/c/garden-event/c1407 and Aldi had multi-purpose compost stacked up outside their Topsham Road branch.

Also, don't forget mail order if you can't get out wink  e.g. https://www.thompson-morgan.com/?source=google-brand&gclid=Cj0KCQjwyPbzBRDsARIsAFh15JadEJYhS-rCkbg-bNvP5NEcWCh9c3rU1rqZCBdvniaB4mkG8l-xIvgaAgqFEALw_wcB

Stay safe!

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Glad I managed to go for one last non essential road bike ride on the day before lock down. It was chilly but the sunny weather lifted my spirits with it's false promise of warmth.

My life style has changed very little in practice since then.

Still working, because a there would be over a thousand less items on the shelves at a local Lidl every day if I did not pick the items off the shelf in the warehouse and put them onto a pallet for the lorry driver to deliver them, so I am not stuck in the house like most people.

Ironically I still need to go shopping. My wife usually gets food delivered but since lock down a delivery slot is next to impossible to get.

Still riding my mountain bike for exercise because solo cycling permits social distancing. I will be out on the moor tomorrow and although I feel I should ride from home instead of driving there I'm not too bothered as the E-bike makes light work of the climb. As a concession to the current crisis I have purchased some D30 elbow and knee protection so as not to risk burdening the national health service should I encounter a Badger. Racking my brains to think of a route which will not be over crowded because the obvious way along the Granite Way will be busy. Looking forward to using the recently opened Wray valley trail from Lustleigh to Moretonhamstead along the disused railway some time too. Report to follow...

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I might start this has been in a container for 20 years genuine 6k yes 6000 miles , nearly 40 years old it has patina and it runs but its a wet dream !

Will never be a classic , doesn?t need much spending on it, so shall I do it or just replace the rotten silencers and run it ?

 

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sawing up two trees which were blown down across my boundary onto neighbour's land.

Been out on the eMTB  for the last three days as the weather is fantastic. Luckily I have direct access onto the moor so technically I am exercising from home biggrin, managed to reach the clay pits at Shaugh Prior yesterday without touching tarmac, 9.8mls away. Never been out there before and wouldn't have know where I was without VR. The conditions are so dry now and the molinia grass dead so the only obstacles are the rocks and the stream crossings. Met nobody once I was clear of Puffing Billy where there were many families/dog walkers/runners, etc.

Saw notice at one of the DNP car parks announcing it's closure because of covid-19.

Happy days biggrinbiggrin



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TTR wrote

Plants Galore was open in Topsham Road which surprised me!

Stay safe!

Brian


  https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/exeter-garden-centre-one-first-3992985

 

 



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OTT wrote:


I might start this has been in a container for 20 years genuine 6k yes 6000 miles , nearly 40 years old it has patina and it runs but its a wet dream !

Will never be a classic , doesn't need much spending on it, so shall I do it or just replace the rotten silencers and run it ?


Just get it on the road and use it! 



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Had to stop watching Itchy Boots on YouTube as she is stuck somewhere in South America! If you have not seen it she is a Dutch backpacker who decided to try biking instead of hitching when she was in India. One Royal Enfield Himalayan later and she has visited most European countries plus Russia, Iran etc etc, There are over a hundred episodes all only about 15 minutes long.

She is now on episode 70'ish of her second trip from Patagonia to Alaska.

As to jobs have given the 350 Alp a full service and it only needed brake pads oil and filters.
It has now done over 3,000 km 90% on lanes in the UK and Spain.

Dug the 200 Alp out to find a dead battery that at the moment won't wake up....

Home wise have taken the top out of a 30ft palm tree, laid a dozen 600 by 600 slabs, and just wheel barrow'd a ton of soil from the drive around to the back where Jill has decided we need to start growing our own veg (just in case!!).

Even managed to waste three hours giving the CRV it's first proper clean since we got it two years ago.

And finally we are now taking a one to two hour walk every evening up over Bulverton or Mutters Moor or down to the front in Sidmouth.
It's good to see how many places are opening up to sell food and essentials (like Gin)...

We have a few virus cases in Sidmouth now so things may change...

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