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The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby bungeejumper » July 10th, 2019, 10:58 am

OK, so that's where I left my disreputable past?

Neighbourhood menace, some time around 1968. The bike was already 15 years out of date old by that time. Note the bulb operated horn, which had no less than three notes. But don't ask me why one of my arms was shorter than the other.

https://imgur.com/Ss7prLw

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby scotia » July 10th, 2019, 11:51 am

OK - what was the bike? The tyres suggest it was 250cc or less. Too big for a Bantam. Lets guess at a BSA C12

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » July 10th, 2019, 11:55 am

I'll wager the tyres are Avon Crossplys - probably 'Skidmaster'* or some other natty name

*Describes the state of your underpants after unleashing your bike's full 5 horsepower mid corner

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby bungeejumper » July 10th, 2019, 12:06 pm

scotia wrote:OK - what was the bike? The tyres suggest it was 250cc or less. Too big for a Bantam. Lets guess at a BSA C12

Stranger than that. It was a 1953 Francis Barnett which had been sitting in my uncle's shed for twelve years. 197cc Villiers engine, and crucially, no rear suspension. It was quite quick - they also used those engines in scramblers and early go-karts - but it used to go through rear light bulbs at quite a rate. Rigid frames will do that sort of thing when you drive them through stone quarries. :twisted:

Here's one that somebody else finished earlier. https://i.pinimg.com/474x/bd/dd/8f/bddd ... alcons.jpg . Mine finished up in a museum, courtesy of a mad vicar who restored it, and it's still on the DVLA database.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby jfgw » July 10th, 2019, 12:30 pm

Gaggsy wrote:2. Amateurish snapshot of beach including wonky horizon: 10,665 views

I don't think it slopes quite enough for water skiing.

Julian F. G. W.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby PinkDalek » July 10th, 2019, 1:38 pm

bungeejumper wrote:
PinkDalek wrote:If I could recall my Imgur username, I could share an image of a Foolish Social item of clothing that is now all the rage.

I think you can just log in using your email address, and then ask imgur to jog your memory about your password? Thinks, I must go back to using mine some time.

Of course, that might not work so well if you're running twenty email addresses for forums etc?

BJ


Yes, I previously tried a few variations of a possible username, as they didn't recognise any of my attempts at an email address. Someone, somewhere, may be receiving emails from them asking if it was them that asked about a lost password. Will probably have fun using their webchat or whatever but might not bother.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » July 10th, 2019, 4:18 pm

Pendrainllwyn wrote:as far as I can tell from his photographs it never rains in these parts

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Postby Pendrainllwyn » July 11th, 2019, 12:14 am

Ha! You can even make the rain look inviting ...

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » July 14th, 2019, 3:09 pm

'The Pride of Moray'

The first of the UK's new P8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_XqvWrWwAU ... name=large

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Postby Snorvey » July 15th, 2019, 11:48 am

Lossie rocks!

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Postby gryffron » July 15th, 2019, 12:31 pm

Snorvey wrote:The first of the UK's new P8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_XqvWrWwAU ... name=large

Should have waited. There's a load of 737MAXs going cheap.

;)

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby scotia » July 15th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Snorvey wrote:Lossie rocks!

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Where do you hide them? At Lossie there's sand, sand, and more sand - with vacant acres of it for every dog and human. And regular free aerial displays. But rocks - did you photoshop them?

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Postby Snorvey » July 15th, 2019, 1:22 pm

The tide is oot min.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby swill453 » July 15th, 2019, 4:19 pm

Just back from Bulgaria, a week's hiking in the Pirin and Rila mountains, followed by some downtime at Sozopol on the Black Sea coast. Great country, stunning scenery, surly staff (mainly) but local beer at less than a quid for two litres in the supermarkets. What's not to like?

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby AleisterCrowley » July 15th, 2019, 4:39 pm

gryffron wrote:
Snorvey wrote:The first of the UK's new P8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_XqvWrWwAU ... name=large

Should have waited. There's a load of 737MAXs going cheap.

;)


IIRC the P8 is a 737 (but not the MAX version)
You probably knew this, hence the comment :)

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Postby scotia » July 19th, 2019, 12:38 am

Off for a spot of culture, and also the food was good -

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and nearby Oor Wullie stands (or sits) guard over the RRS Discovery

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Itsallaguess » July 20th, 2019, 6:02 am

50 years ago today.....

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon.

Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, was the crew (both Americans) that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC.

Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours 39 minutes later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later.

They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth.

Command module pilot Michael Collins flew the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface.

Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21 hours 31 minutes on the lunar surface at a site they named Tranquility Base before lifting off to rejoin Columbia in lunar orbit.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11

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Amazing fact - did you know that the Eagle's landing onto the moon was so good, and so soft, that the 'suspension' in the lunar-modules legs didn't compact in the way they were designed to for a slightly harder landing. That explains why, when we see the original footage of his 'first step', Armstrong has actually already been onto the surface of the moon before he carries out that second 'first step' routine, just to make sure that he could get back up to the 'higher-than-planned-for' foot of the ladder...

Watching the original footage below, we can clearly see him go onto the surface of the moon before climbing back onto the ladder and then going through his pre-arranged 'One small step..' routine -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L0xnd58K6U

Amazing stuff, and the thing of dreams for a young lad when I was growing up and first learning about this fantastic mission to the moon. For many years I've hoped to live long enough to see a similar process if we're able to get a manned-mission to Mars going..

I live in hope.....

Cheers,

Itsallaguess

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby BrummieDave » July 20th, 2019, 6:52 am

Itsallaguess wrote:50 years ago today.....



Amazing stuff, and the thing of dreams for a young lad when I was growing up and first learning about this fantastic mission to the moon. For many years I've hoped to live long enough to see a similar process if we're able to get a manned-mission to Mars going..

I live in hope.....

Cheers,

Itsallaguess


Thanks, I enjoyed watching that eating my breakfast! Not quite "50 years ago today" yet as although the lunar module landed on 20th July, the astronauts didn't descend to the moon's surface until the early hours of 21st July as you say.

If like me you enjoy this old footage, you may enjoy "The Race For Space" by London band "Public Service Broadcasting" which takes extensive audio samples from the time and sets them to music to create 9 tracks that tell the story of the politically driven space race between the USSR and USA. Each track tells a chapter of the story, from John F Kennedy's 1962 speech at Rice University, through 'Sputnik', 'Gagarin', 'Apollo 1's disaster', through to the first lady in space, the first lunar orbit, and ultimately the first lunar landing.

The band are playing the album live at the Royal Albert Hall, as Proms 10 this Thursday, and I assume it's to be broadcast live on either BBC Radio or TV, as that can be the only explanation for a 22.15 start time.

I have seen the album performed several times, including at Jodrell Bank, and will be there this week. When performed live the band combine the sound with archive video footage, which really adds to the experience and nostalgia for me. I am sure it will be very atmospheric on Thursday.

Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Race_for_Space_(album)

Proms 10: https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e9p84f

The album itself can be found on all streaming services, as well as here on You Tube (with modern imagery added by the person who uploaded it, not archive footage): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZyLwfrDyjc

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » July 20th, 2019, 7:47 am

Apollo 11 has been projected on to the Washington Monument, but I can't seem to find a half decent picture of it. The tv footage was pretty good though

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Itsallaguess » July 20th, 2019, 8:44 am

Snorvey wrote:
Apollo 11 has been projected on to the Washington Monument, but I can't seem to find a half decent picture of it.


This one is pretty good -

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Source - https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/7/19/20698111/50th-anniversary-of-the-moon-landing-google-doodle

Cheers,

Itsallaguess


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