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The Panzer gets re shod [ with Andy's assistance ]


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Busy day today ............ get up early , get new tyre put on wheel , go to work for 5 hours , get home , put new tyre/wheel back on bike , wait for Andy to turn up to tighten the back wheel up correctly using his torque wrench , then off we go for a little ride .......... some photos ........

Working on the bike .........

 

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Then after Andy had tightened up using the torque wrench , we rode to St Oswalds ...........

 

The Manchester United spy plane flew over ..........

 

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Undeterred , we carried on snapping away .........

 

 

Andy with his new camera

 

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A few of St Oswalds church ..........

 

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From inside ..........

 

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The vista .............

 

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Getting late now , so last photo before we ride back to mine for a nice cuppa .....

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Once again ,I'd like to thank Andy , for riding 90 miles to my place , just to make sure I put the wheel on properly ...guess what .......he had two torque wrenches in the Tardis [ also discovered he now has a wind up torch in there too !! ] .

I'm looking forward to seeing the photos Andy has taken , as that camera of his looks an excellent piece of kit .

 

Steve

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Ahhhh, that first photo is proof that your bike DOES get dirty, I thought that you may have put dirt repelent on the bike when you first purchased it. grin.gif

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Ahhhh, that first photo is proof that your bike DOES get dirty, I thought that you may have put dirt repelent on the bike when you first purchased it. grin.gif

 

Uh, photoshop!!!! lmao.giflmao.giflmao.gif

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Today was the day to finish off getting Steve's bike back on the road. After last weekends abortive ride Steve needed a new tyre - no UK tyre repairer would contemplate repairing a Z-Rated tyre as the British Standards Institute do not recognise any repair methods as suitable for them.

 

Steve borrowed the tools needed to remove the rear wheel (what is it with BMW and that toolkit?) and had a Conti Road Attack fitted by Micheldever Tyres.

 

Steve asked if I could assist in the refit as he did not have a torque wrench. I happily agreed and Steve asked me to bring the new camera.

 

When I arrived at Steve's house the wheel was loosley fitted awaiting final assembly.

 

"Is this a spanner Andy?"

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Manipulating the silencer - at this point we did not know the retained nut slides fore and aft.

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"Where did I put it?"

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In the end, under the watchfull eyes of some plaster ducks,

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The wheel was fitted and the bike ready to roll.

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Steve offered to take me to St Oswald's church - all that remains of an English village after the ravages of the Black Death.. and one of Steve's favourite spots.

The sun was getting quite low in the sky by now and one long chain of cloud was just where it was not needed - leading to some rather flat lighting when we arrived.

 

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The offending cloudbank

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A wind-sculpted copse

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Inside the church - all the interior shots I am posting here were hand-held using ambient light. I wanted to give a good workout to he in-body image stabilisation in my new Sony Alpha.

 

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The light was starting to lift - so back outside for a few shots

 

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Visible in the low evening light, these earthworks show where a street once ran

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Back inside - again all hand-held available light shots

 

The pulpit

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The simple altar

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Medieval wall paintings

 

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A last look back as we return to the bikes

 

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The lane leading past the village, golden in the evening sun.

 

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As we pull up outside Steve's house again, Venus is visible in the fast-darkening sky.

 

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A cup of tea and back home.

 

Now to spend a bit of time with Photoshop and my pictures.

I intend to put a couple of hi-res versions on my website and post the links here for those who are interested.

 

Thanks for reading - Andy

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My photos were only slightly " sharpened " using Irfan view .....

 

Andy is far better at the technical side of photography than I will ever be !!

 

Steve

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Andy , Those photos taken in the church came out really well clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif

 

And the one outside my house ....... there was very little light to work with , yet the photo is really nice .

 

Thanks once again for your help and company .

 

Steve

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It's just luck ...standing in the right place at the right time .........

 

Here's a couple from that very church from an earlier ride I did ........

 

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The lighting today was limited , and not consistent due to cloud cover moving briskly across a rapidly darkening sky .

 

Steve

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As an ex-architectural/landscape photographer, luck plays a part of it, but the nut behind the shutter needs to be tight, if you know what I mean. wink.gif

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...Inside the church - all the interior shots I am posting here were hand-held using ambient light. I wanted to give a good workout to he in-body image stabilisation in my new Sony Alpha.

 

Apparently it works quite well! Nice shots!

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Francois_Dumas

Glad to see you're back on the road again.... although that road to the church looks like it could give you a puncture.... <cough>.

 

Nice photos as usual.. I see Andy's cam 'works' grin.gif Good piccies of a very nice place indeed ! thumbsup.gif

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Steve

 

Have you ever thought of putting "Ultraseal" in the tyres? after a trip to Ireland I ended up with a slow puncture and fixed it with the stuff.

I suppose if your hole was to big it wouldn't have worked. Nice pics

Thanks

 

Steve

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