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    Yes teddy that is right I don't know about the UK but most vehicles down here are driving with lights on at all times, mine are sensor controlled to come on when the light gets down to a certain level, but all of the time is better.
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    Sorry Colin, I disagree, any lights during daytime are unnecessary (except in fog), especially with some of the modern dazzle displays, frequently it would appear left on full beam at all times.

    During wet weather the reflections off the road surface make things even worse; in town with adequate street lighting I would suggest a much lower intensity is adequate, you only need sufficient to be seen by others, a bit more than "sidelights" but nowhere near the high levels currently in use.
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    I also have an automatic headlights system as well as auto wipers. A great help especially when encountering tunnels. I have three headlight settings. Dim, dip and main beam so I can tailor it to circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    Sorry Colin, I disagree, any lights during daytime are unnecessary (except in fog), especially with some of the modern dazzle displays, frequently it would appear left on full beam at all times.
    On the country roads @100k you need to be seen, My “Z” is silver and this is very hard to pick up in the distance, in town ok not needed.
    Its worse at night, trucks with the LED display at the rear, they are just too bright to see past the truck to overtake and on a wet road the water thrown up adds to the problem.
    We have too many trucks on the road and a rail system that was privatised and sold to Wisconsin Rail then over the years various owners run it into the ground our government brought it back into state control but it is vastly under used, branch lines have been closed any stock purchases go to the cheapest supplier (overseas) so our rail work shops have to get rid of experienced trade men, (oh what a b!**&y mess) hence the horrendous number of trucks on the road and the standard of drivers (truck) is appalling. See what you have done Mike got me on a rant.
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    We are experiencing some strange weather conditions at the moment with road closures etc this is some amateur video shots (not good quality) for the first time ever I lit the fire at 10am. brrrrrrrrr

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    That's some strange weather for sure. Is this at all typical for this time of the year Colin? What's it normally like?

    We are still in the blast furnace here ... with humidity to match in our annual "monsoon" season. Thanks for the invention of AC - but that comfort comes at a price.

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    I suppose it is not that abnormal but winter always has a sting in its tail, just as you think it has been a mild one something like this happens and lets you know who is the boss. I have about 3 weeks max firewood left then it will be electric heaters that are quite expensive to run as you said. Road closures are the biggest problem for us.
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    Road closures from snow and ice, also flooding and falls of rock etc are becoming more common these days, australia is a name not recognised in the southern hemisphere it is referred to as the west island of NZ.
    WW11 gees I remember WW2 when were the other 9.
    Is that really your bike or are you jesting I had you down as a drop bars tourer or mountain bike.
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    We have actually had nice Autumn, up to now. Shirt sleeves weather. Mind you the evenings are colder and we have been lighting fires for a week now Just hope this weather lasts a bit longer to shorten the Winter as we had a late Summer. I will let you known Lars when it starts snowing

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    A bike run-down.

    Frame, Velosport 12 speed, a bike store helped me,
    taking in a trade they didn't want, not their franchise.
    With my chiropractor, we design a bike I can ride for real.
    After getting some welding, I use left-over sign Lexan to build a carrier.
    Complete with ape hangers go John go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    . . . I will let you known Lars when it starts snowing
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    Thanks for that ... we're cooling off a bit ... out of the high 90's into the high 80's, not quite time for the woolen underwear though ... still running the A/C during the day and early evenings. Great weather to be outdoors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    Keep being nice to me about my bike, JHC,
    and I might put you on my Christmas present list.

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    Aw shucks John are you sure this is not more your style

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    The weather today was really lovely. 22°C/72°F, sunny, not a cloud in the sky, and some light breeze.
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    Perth WA has had apparently the wettest start to the year in over a century.

    The start of the year being summer here, it's not uncommon to go weeks without rain, but summer rain events when they occur can be dramatic. In February we recorded the second highest 24-hour rainfall on record (110 mm). It was also our coldest February day on record - maximum temperature only 17.4C. High 20s to mid 30s is more normal.

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