Helmets at Asda

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Re: Helmets at Asda

Post by steve_h80 » Fri May 26, 2017 3:57 pm

What we need is a mass shopping trip.
Every bike must pull up, dismount, centre stand, remove gloves, helmet, glasses and ear plugs. Add a couple of litres of petrol. Go pay. Return put in ear plugs, on with the lid, glases and gloves, lift bike off stand and away.
About 50 of us doing this during a busy period might cause a rethink.
Well it worked on the Skye bridge lol

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Re: Helmets at Asda

Post by The Bern » Fri May 26, 2017 5:58 pm

steve_h80 wrote:What we need is a mass shopping trip.
Every bike must pull up, dismount, centre stand, remove gloves, helmet, glasses and ear plugs
That's me out :roll: I don't meet the criteria :lol: I have A|LWAYS worn gloves, I have worn a brain bucket since it was made a legal requirement, I've worn corrective vision spectacles for the last 59 years, but have NEVER worn ear plugs :oops:
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Re: Helmets at Asda

Post by 2wheelover51 » Fri May 26, 2017 6:39 pm

No, me neither Bern. I think Tinitus is a small price to pay for the pleasure of riding motorbikes.. :D
And while I'm waxing lyrical and to add further to health and safety and ATGATT anger, I rode today in teeshirt, jeans and trainers. How lovely to have the warm wind on my face and body. (It's not very often it happens in the UK is it) :)

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Re: Helmets at Asda

Post by Funkycowie » Sat May 27, 2017 3:57 am

The Bern wrote:
steve_h80 wrote:... but have NEVER worn ear plugs :oops:
I don't wear them either. I have regular hearing tests at work because of the noisey environment, apparently my hearing is perfect with no signs of degredation and I have been riding for 15 years
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Re: Helmets at Asda

Post by andyscooter » Sat May 27, 2017 4:15 am

i always thought the correct thing to do when asked to remove a helmet was place all the nozzles on the floor and fuck off to another petrol station :D
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Re: Helmets at Asda

Post by The Bern » Sat May 27, 2017 4:53 am

2wheelover51 wrote: I rode today in teeshirt, jeans and trainers. How lovely to have the warm wind on my face and body. (It's not very often it happens in the UK is it) :)
Indeed it's been a grand week to be a rider :D Went to the national motorbke museum on Thursday, just the bottom 4" of zip done up, rest of the open jacket was like a windsock, very pleasant way to ride 8-)
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Re: Helmets at Asda

Post by MrGrumpy » Sat May 27, 2017 5:31 am

The Bern wrote: Indeed it's been a grand week to be a rider
Yeah, if you like cleaning the remains of innumerable dead insects off your visor, yes! :lol:

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Re: Helmets at Asda

Post by The Bern » Sat May 27, 2017 5:59 am

MrGrumpy wrote:
The Bern wrote: Indeed it's been a grand week to be a rider
Yeah, if you like cleaning the remains of innumerable dead insects off your visor, yes! :lol:
But not such a good week to be a bug :lol: Them bugs are buggered :lol: I don't mind cleaning the crash hat, it's the screen that takes the time :roll:
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Re: Helmets at Asda

Post by Globs » Sat May 27, 2017 4:11 pm

MrGrumpy wrote:
The Bern wrote: Indeed it's been a grand week to be a rider
Yeah, if you like cleaning the remains of innumerable dead insects off your visor, yes! :lol:
Dead insects are a good sign, remember in the days before Monsanto's Roundup when a car's headlamps could be almost blotted out after a short trip down country lanes?

I went through summer France one year and had almost no dead insects at all.

However none usually reach my visor anyway as the windscreen and wind blast from it directs them away :D

As for earplugs, I usually use 3M earbugs on a blue plastic frame they come on, comfortable and takes only a moment to remove- and still pretty good at sound reduction.

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Re: Helmets at Asda

Post by 2wheelover51 » Sun May 28, 2017 8:35 am

"Dead insects are a good sign, remember in the days before Monsanto's Roundup when a car's headlamps could be almost blotted out after a short trip down country lanes?" Quote Globs.

It's when you've got dead bugs on your visor after a short trip down memory lane you need to worry! :lol:

I think Andyscooters answer is the best one - leave the nozzles on the floor and use the next one. :mrgreen:


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