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roland elsdon

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  1. roland elsdon

    Historic Boats for sale online

    Which i cycled past last night and trying to avoid falling in the cut thought.. that was a quick repaint followed by .. no not a royalty..
  2. roland elsdon

    Hillmorton

    Dont get me wrong i have no problem with voluntering as such. However there needs to be consistent practice. 1) Ask 2) watch 3) listen 4) dont assume 5) dont take charge Dont become an expert , all boats are different and respond differently, our boat with 15 foot cut out is remarkably different to the full length version, and after 7 years i get it wrong after 30 years with full length boats, as it moves around in locks differently.
  3. roland elsdon

    Hillmorton

    Markon the magnificent is regretably not operating starman. I would have said hello but either mrs S was steering or my eyesight failed me, didnt spot you. mr markon has been coaxed into a spot far too small for his girth, but it rather looks like the pulleys are not going to give sufficient ratio to get to 3000 rpm. As the location is under the step i cant increase the diameter of the pulley ( i need to go 3 to 1). Looking at present to fitting double pulley one for 12v one for markon, but that causes alignment issues😡. I suspect like you found its going to go into the too complicated basket, and we will end up with perish the thought an lpg genny if we stay on the boat once the clocks go back... in that case the initial post will be reactivated and itll get passed on..
  4. roland elsdon

    Hillmorton

    As i said the operative did two dangerous things. One in respect of safety of my boat, one in respect of her own safety. Getting knocked on the back of the head by a large steel narrowboat being dragged forwards into the gate is not something i would want. Especially as it would have thrown her in front of the gate. I did not ask her to pull paddles and prior she appeared to be in an argument with the other blue shirted person. its a shame i have met some good vlockies, but its bad enough watching a boat that sometimes catches up in locks without having to watch them too. My wife commented that she was watching her antics with concern, and felt her presence made a normal transition through locks we are so familiar with more difficult.
  5. roland elsdon

    Hillmorton

    I dont give out our boat name sorry nothing personal. Suffice to say she is pretty unusual with a bow 6 ft out of the water.
  6. roland elsdon

    Hillmorton

    ‘Volunteer lock keeper hit by narrowboat ‘ and they say cyclists kill hundreds. i dont take the tablets i know whats in them...
  7. roland elsdon

    Hillmorton

    Volunteer today Unreal firstly wound paddles up facing away from boat, ie not watching. second stood on top gate facing away from boat. Had i not told her twice to move would have been at best knocked in if not decapitated by high bow over reaching the gate as she surged due to incorrect operation. finally told me that single lock working saves water ( im currently in the q with water peeing through the gates waiting for boats in front to sort themselves out, as i recall the pumps here respond to a sudden drop in the braunston pound caused by locks drawing, so single lock operation triggers less pumping than double... this may be an old wives tale but i was told this many years ago. there are some good verlockies ...
  8. roland elsdon

    Boat House swap

    Good luck. Unfortunately for some reason we escape oz in the winter, and i would advise others to. Mind you nsw north coast at that time is pretty nice.
  9. roland elsdon

    Canal boat getaway thieves left 'high and dry'

    The getaway vessel is moored at bedworth. It is improving the tone of the area. good to see the thieves stole the marine equivalent of an audi
  10. roland elsdon

    Historic Boats for sale online

    I believe he may have used her with atalanta before we bought her. The guy we bought her from said he and bill used them as a pair, possibly before atalanta had first a wooden cabin and then the undercloth conversion put on
  11. roland elsdon

    Death By Dangerous Cycling - New Laws

    Cyclists are not obstructions they are evolved human beings with wives children and dependents. for a variety of reasons they use the roads legally, as do horseriders , walkers amd joggers, as well as various forms of vehicle. no one has any more right than anyone else regardless of putative road charging.
  12. roland elsdon

    Death By Dangerous Cycling - New Laws

    I race and train in australia compulsory helmet and rear light . Cannot believe helmetless black dressed riders here. You have to give the 98% of sensible car users the chance to see you. Truck drivers here are also much much more considerate.
  13. roland elsdon

    Death By Dangerous Cycling - New Laws

    Ok so im going out to upset everyone. In my training for the uci world championships in varese italy on 2 september, (amateur masters) going to remove my crash helmet ( which i always wear and switch off my 2 rear hi vis lights and front light (which i always use) take the bell off my training bike. More to the point to improve my impressive musculature ( i wish) i shall tow a zero emission sprite widecaravan with a pump out loo. By sticking to narrow lanes i will not be hit by suv (stupid ugly vehicle) from behind. I will stop every oncoming vehicle and point a camera at the occupants. I will laminate my professional qualifications and 1966 cycling proficiency certificate to the back window and a picture of my zero tax rated car that has no towbar Avoid warwickshire northamptonshire leicestershire and oxfordshire until i drive to italy in about 2 weeks. apologies in advance but not doing anything illegal
  14. roland elsdon

    Death By Dangerous Cycling - New Laws

    Or the one who stopped on a narrow country road after i had gone onto the grass to let his tonka toy get past me last week and then deliberatly reversed into me shouting obscenities about me not getting out of his way. I had been doing 50kph over the canal bridge from cropedy with him 3 feet off my back wheel, in the moments before. Im only fricking representing my country in the world championships on the bike in 3 weeks time...
  15. roland elsdon

    Death By Dangerous Cycling - New Laws

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