Wales Trip – Day 3

We headed out towards Snowdonia. Didn’t do too much green laning in the morning, but did a few in the afternoon.

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Wales Trip – Day 2

Having camped at a nice camp site, showered etc we traveled onto the route that I had planned.

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Wales Trip – Day 1

Friday we traveled to wales, met at some services just over the big river.

We then traveled in a group of three trucks on wards. I managed over 20mpg on the motorway.

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Rolling road

I went to Novatech today, a rolling road engine tuning place in Slough.

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And some pictures:

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New subject altogether, I fitted my newest soft top yesterday as it has all the strap etcs, so felt it might better and I wanted to test the water proofing using the water based stuff. Here are the results:

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Not great. Will go hunting for more of the oil based stuff.

Sweden again

I saw this in the foyer of terminal 2, thought it was pretty cool, it is similar to a design that Gavin and I came up with for the Spitfire competition that we entered.


Travelled to Sweden, Kiruna, again. The trip was fun, I got some nice pictures on the flight in.


The view from one of the hotels in Kiruna.


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Galvanising and laning

Today I managed to visit a galvanising services in Wolverhampton for work. I got a tour around the facility and shown the vat of molten zink. I was not allowed to take pictures inside, which is a shame.

The soft top is pretty water tight now. BUT I only partially covered some patches, so thats not great. Now I need to find some of the oil based water sealer..


I also went to laning again this evening. I had spotted this lane and chosen not to try it that time.

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 I also did a ford:

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Lanes near Holyport

I went for a very short trip in the land rover over near Holyport. I have found a lane which has a vehicle restriction of 5′-6″ width on it. My land rover fits between the bollards!! I have not yet done it, because there was also a road closed sign there, but I will return and do it.

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Waterproofed the soft top, doesn’t it look nice and waterproof? Actually is really hard to see. Especially in the photo. Is easy to feel though, very oily /waxy to the touch.

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 The other morning I walked to pick up a rental car from just up the road, this is South Hill  Park.


Civil War

Martin and I went and watched a re-enactment of the English Civil War. It was very good, but the weather was as good as it might have been.

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