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Re: [OM] Bikes, (was: (OM) Computers)

Subject: Re: [OM] Bikes, (was: (OM) Computers)
From: Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:02:44 +0000
A good chap.  I remember driving a friend’s horrible old Vauxhall 101 in London 
in the early 70s:  we had parked just off Piccadilly Circus and I drove off 
without switching on the lights.  Some police stopped us, let me understand the 
error of my ways and then let us go.  It was a Saturday, it was just before 
midnight and we had been to the pub.  There was no hint of checking my state of 
inebriation (not high, as it happens).  I still remember that incident when I 
walk across Piccadilly Circus . . .

I’d better check my light bulb spares.


On 24 Mar 2014, at 12:28, Bob Whitmire <bwhitmire@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> No. The bike is still sitting in the garage. Has not made it out for its 
> first ride of the season.
> We were leaving a dinner with some friends outside of Bath, about 30 miles 
> south of here, and it was snowing. As we drove away from their house, one of 
> my headlights went out. Oddly, both high and low beam were gone. I’ve _never_ 
> had this happen before. Usually, the low goes but the high continues to work. 
> The thought of the other side failing kept me on edge. As we drove through a 
> large intersection in Bath proper, a police officer pulled me over to tell me 
> my headlamp was gone. It was 11 p.m., the witching hour on weekend nights for 
> cops and drunk drivers to find their lives intersecting. I’m sure that’s what 
> he was doing. But, like I said, me and the wife both have gray hair, we 
> didn’t reek of whisky, and the cop politely wished us well and told us to 
> drive safely.
> He also gave me a warning card to “remind” me to get the headlight fixed. As 
> we drove away, another “popeye” turned the corner and my cop whipped around 
> in the road and flipped on his blue lights. He was a busy fellow that night.
> I got the light fixed the next day. No one seems to know why both high and 
> low beams failed simultaneously.

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