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Rigel

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« on: 13:26:19, 22/04/20 »

Name - Rigel

Shoe size - 8.5
Hair colour - brown
Facial hair - no
Pets - yes
Height - 5' 10"
Fanny pack - no
Appropriate footwear - yes
Ham radio licence - no
headphones - in ear type
beach or pool - beach
bicycle - yes a red one, but never use it
caravan owner - yes
tow bar - no
front garden - south facing
back garden - north facing
favourite season - not fussed
motorcycle - yes
cricket - right-hand bat, right-arm rubbish-medium bowler
save mum or dad if drowning - mum
sleeping - bivvy bag
dislikes - cutting the hedge, blisters, holding hands in public or when walking, leaving bike unattended, Leviathans touching my feet when swimming, right-handed downhill hairpins, false summits
walking poles - no, but I bought a touristy wood one in France
eating  - silflay
likes - swimming in lakes and rivers, the brow of a hill, sunny afternoons








gunwharfman

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Re: New to forum
« Reply #1 on: 14:03:17, 22/04/20 »
I like your list. The caravan, is it a mobile home? We had a caravan in the 70s/80s, we found the best way to use it was to keep it parked in one location for a season, then somewhere else the next season, I really got fed up towing the thing. What motorbike? I used to use a Yamaha 1200cc to commute back and forth to London a few years ago, once in 6th gear, I never really had to change until the dual carriageway ended halfway into London. Bivvy bag, me too! Leaving bikes unattended and locked up, I've had three stolen from our train station in 20 years, bolt croppers used each time. Yes, I too dislike false summits. I always remember time when I noticed this, a very wet, cold and foggy day, walking from Garrigill to Greg's hut, every time I thought I was at the top and near the hut, I wasn't!

Rigel

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« Reply #2 on: 14:46:39, 22/04/20 »
No, it's a 3 berth caravan. I just haven't had the chance to get a tow bar yet. I'm happy to leave a car in most places, but it's never nice leaving a bike.

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« Reply #3 on: 17:22:44, 22/04/20 »
An interesting list. One of the items on mine is Anti-Caravan Photon Torpedo. :)

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« Reply #4 on: 18:35:32, 22/04/20 »
An interesting list. One of the items on mine is Anti-Caravan Photon Torpedo. :)
But photons are mass-less.  In fact they are famous for travelling light!
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Rigel

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« Reply #5 on: 18:37:20, 22/04/20 »
I'm not in a caravan club or anything. If I were a serious caravan enthusiast, I'd probably own a set of caravan mirrors and kitted the thing out with board games and a fairly ghastly dinner set from Argos. I have done none of those things. I haven't even used the thing, though I have slept in it and ran a cable through so I could watch reruns of Heartbeat.   I'll likely flip the caravan  when the time is right. It just  sits there, blocking sunlight  and it's  a sharp reminder about impulse buying.


Talking about blocking sunlight, my grandfather campaigned to have a perfectly healthy tree cut down which he claimed was dangerous. In reality, the tree just blocked sunlight. Anyways, the tree was cut down. And I'm sure he was really pleased with himself. But here's thing, the silly sod got his comeuppance as he had to  draw both curtains because the sunlight made it near impossible to watch TV during the day. I probably had no sympathy for him.
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Bigfoot_Mike

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« Reply #6 on: 21:42:08, 22/04/20 »
I'll likely flip the caravan  when the time is right. It just  sits there, blocking sunlight  and it's  a sharp reminder about impulse buying.
Tow it at the right speed and you can get a tail slapper going. Then the caravan might flip itself.

Rigel

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« Reply #7 on: 21:51:15, 22/04/20 »
Tow it at the right speed and you can get a tail slapper going. Then the caravan might flip itself.


 ;D ;D


It's probably worth keeping just to do that.

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« Reply #8 on: 07:09:37, 23/04/20 »
I went for a job interview as the production manager at a caravan company.
I was asked what I knew about caravans.
'Not a lot' I replied, 'they should only be allowed on the roads on Christmas Day and that is the only day it should be allowed to snow.'


I got the job.
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« Reply #9 on: 11:20:54, 23/04/20 »
But photons are mass-less.  In fact they are famous for travelling light!
GET OUT ;D
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« Reply #11 on: 15:52:13, 29/04/20 »

updated

Name - Rigel

Shoe size - 8.5
Hair colour - brown
Facial hair - no
Pets - yes
Height - 5' 10"
Corned beefed legs - no
Fanny pack - no
Appropriate footwear - yes
Ham radio licence - no
headphones - in ear type
beach or pool - beach
bicycle - yes a red one, but never use it
caravan owner - yes
tow bar - no
front garden - south facing
back garden - north facing
favourite season - not fussed
motorcycle - yes
cricket - right-hand bat, right-arm rubbish-medium bowler
save mum or dad if drowning - mum
sleeping - bivvy bag
dislikes - cutting the hedge, blisters, holding hands in public or when walking, leaving bike unattended, Leviathans touching my feet when swimming, right-handed downhill hairpins, false summits
walking poles - no, but I bought a touristy wood one in France
eating  - silflay
likes - swimming in lakes and rivers, the brow of a hill, sunny afternoons