How's Your Weather?

teddy

Duckmeister
Undoubtedly quite a few. One precaution you can take when driving out of the sun is to put your headlights on. This may help oncoming traffic see you with the sun behind you

teddy
 

JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
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.
 

Dorsetmike

New member
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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teddy

Duckmeister
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.

teddy
 

JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
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.
 

JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
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 :cry:

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Krummhorn

Administrator
Staff member
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.
 

JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
[FONT=&quot]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.[/FONT]
 

John Watt

New member
Are you saying road closures from falling trees or flooding, or what?
I get reminded that Australia is there, quite a bit guv'nor,
but unless I'm actively looking for New Zealand, usually a nature documentary,
I don't see it at all.
I just found out that the United States made maps wrong, WW11,
locating Australia four hundred miles more in the wrong direction,
so it qualified as being in a hemisphere with American military interests.

That's reason enough for Australia to walk away from every agreement since,
and as we know, if it's good for America it's more than breaking bad for everyone else.
Yes, let's sit down to that, and break some bad together.

Here's a road shot for you, my bike on a bus, my latest thing.
I can load my bike and get a ride to Niagara Falls, Fort Erie, or St. Catharines,
for $5 as a senior, $6 regular.
That saves me anywhere from three hours to ten hours of bike-hiking time,
to get there.
It does feel a little strange, being there in those cities with my bike,
but feeling like I just stepped out of my apartment.
The big lizards are a new American tourism.
They're preferred customers at the casino, big eaters.
You can hear them going comp comp comp through all the gamblers.

But don't worry.
The spirit of the white bison is with you.

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JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
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.:grin:
 

teddy

Duckmeister
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

yeddy
 

John Watt

New member
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.
The seat has evolved, totally comfortable, lots of different riding positions.
Expensive touring and trecking rims means I can bounce around off-road.

Here's a photo of my dream vehicle. Gazing and grazing, yeah.

The nights have been very dark, a blackness, and totally still.
It gets a little windy when the sun goes down, then gets quiet.
Here's a couple Lake Erie sunset shots.

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JHC

Chief assistant to the assistant chief
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 :cool: go John go.
 

Krummhorn

Administrator
Staff member
. . . I will let you known Lars when it starts snowing
yeddy

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.
 

Mat

New member
Staff member
The weather today was really lovely. 22°C/72°F, sunny, not a cloud in the sky, and some light breeze.
 

bob32116

New member
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.
 

John Watt

New member
Not only no rain, the mist wasn't blowing over the Canadian side last night, lotsa photos.

The bike that JHC put up must be my style.
That's the first bike that made me think I can build one for myself,
after I thought it needs a spring from under to seat to the frame,
and then I thought, maybe not, if the seat swings from side to side.
Hmmmm!
 

John Watt

New member
Here in the Niagara Pensinsula, everyone is saying where are the bugs.
Here it is August, and I've only swatted 19 mosquitoes, being outside every day.
People up north are saying there aren't any birds, and watch out for tick infestations.

I was watching my first dragon fly, a big one, coming towards me,
where I was sitting on a picnic bench at the end of a parking lot.
It started to wobble, and fell to the ground. It got up again, and fell back down.
Then it started flopping along, as if it was trying to get away.
I got a small stick and flipped it over, and a wasp was attached to it.
Knocking it off, the dragonfly flew away.
It's getting rough out there.
 
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