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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I have to beg to differ somewhat. I was out at the site this morning (Just to show my face. I couldn't play, because of terms and conditions). Parts of the Safe Zone were taped off and the tables had been moved around for social distancing. The site had a 30 player limit, due to social distancing within the safe zone. No walk ons are allowed. All players must book in advance (Because of the 30 player limit). The games themselves shouldn't be a problem. There's no actual CQB areas. It's all woodland. I wear a faceplate myself (Teeth are expensive). I suspect that faceplates are encouraged. Finally. It's all outdoors. I can't give a fuller apprasial until I've played next weekend.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    The site where I play re-opened today. Sadly, I missed the game. Due to restrictions, you have to book in advance on Facebook. I don't do Facebook. I spoke to the site owner and an alternative method has been agreed. I'm off to the next game next week!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    9 times out of 10. It's always some 'coffin dodger'.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    The only thing I'm annoyed about is: I've bought some new kit for the next game and the site I play at has closed for the duration!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Ahhh. This is bringing back so memories of the Army. Spotting lit ciggies. Bogus 'tail end charlies'. Etc, etc. No matter. The major lesson is (For bikers) is that; Everyone is out to kill you. For almost 40 years of having a full bike licence. I'm still alive!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Don't worry. I wasn't having a go. The odd thing was. Visibility was one of the first lessons I learned when I joined the Army in '78. We were on a night exercise. Two groups had to move from one place to another (I was in one of the groups). One group would move. The other would try to spot them. The instructors sent up a flare (for each group). At the end of the exercise, we were asked about what we saw. Both groups said that the thing that was most noticed was: Everyone diving for cover (Motion). That lesson has stayed with me ever since. Even now. I don't wear cammo for games.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    As a biker. I'd like to answer that one. Why don't bikers like to wear hi-vis clothing? The answer is: It doesn't work. Now think about it. We're all airsofters here. We're all sneeking around in the woods looking for targets. Ask yourself. What's the biggest thing that gives your 'target' away? The answer is: Motion. Secondly. I don't switch on my headlight during the day. Why? It doesn't work. What's one more light in a sea of lights? It doesn't stand out (but a blank 'hole' does). As for the accident I had. The reason it happened is simple. The Sun was low in the sky and I was riding downhill, so the Sun was directly behind me. The driver was looking directly into the Sun. He wouldn't have seen me, even if I was dressed as a day-glo budgie from Windscale (Although we didn't realise this until afterwards).
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Here's ironic for you. About 20 years ago. I was out riding my bike, when some cager pulled out in front of me. I hit the anchors. The rear wheel locked up and I skidded (sideways) into the car. The impact speed was really low and no real damage was done, but that's not the point. I came to a stop at the drivers door. I looked down at the driver who looked very sheepish. The driver was a member of the same bike club as I was! Now. That's ironic!
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    Pictures of Airsoft Stuff You Just Bought

    I admit. I've been on a bit of a spending spree as of late. Mega chuffed with the grenade launcher added to my G36 (loaded with 40Mikes). I found that I couldn't use my drum mag and the grenade launcher at the same time. So I've bought a pistol launcher and pouches for more grenades. Carnage ahoy!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    You really had my interest until I looked at the 2002 model. I've a 'thing' for the 1959. It looks like a Triumph Vitesse on steroids! I had 2 Triumph 13/60 Heralds. The resemblance to the 1959 Buick LeSabre is noticeable.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    An Aprilia RS50 that I rebuilt and sold two years ago was spotted on Ebay today. It was almost exactly the same condition as I sold it. Considering that it was ridden by a 16'er, I'm impressed. It just goes to show that not all teenagers are wasters!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Oh Lordy. Port and Sherry. I've a weak spot for both of them.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I think you mis-understood me. The event is un-accesible because of the insurance.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Jeeze. That's so ironic. She talks about accesibility and gets an award for it. She can't attend because of accesibility.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I had one of those in a Reliant 3-wheeler. It would go up the road for 100 yards and then conk out. I'd restart the engine. Go up the road for 100 yards and the engine would conk out again. It turned out that the cone of the fuel filter had broken in half. The end was lodged in the end of the fuel pipe, restricting the flow. I removed the broken parts and all was well again.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Over a period of 15 years. I had 4 Reliant 3-wheelers. The first one fell apart faster than I could fix it. The second one, the gearbox went. The third one I sold as it was a saloon and I didn't like the 'letterbox' boot. The fourth one, the head gasket went. 15 years of amazing fun.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I had a Rialto saloon. I hated the silly 'letterbox' sized hatch for the boot. It was a right faff; Opening the hatch, then going inside to drop the rear seats so I could get my Dragunov in. At least with the Estates, I could do it all from the back. I ran Reliants for 15 years!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I've had this before and I refused to pay it. I sold my old Reliant 3-wheeler (Don't laugh. They were great!) to somebody in Bristol. I didn't cancel the remaining insurance. The new owner insured the Reliant. A couple of weeks later, the insurance called me and asked why I hadn't canelled the remaining insurance. I told them that it was cheaper to let the remaining insurance lapse, than it was to cancel it. The insurance company blathered on about a possible claim being levelled on my insurance on the Reliant, rather than the new owners. I replied that I wasn't interested on the grounds that I didn't own the Reliant, nor was I driving it. I still wasn't going to pay the cancellation fee. I got a refund for the remaining insurance. You've got to play hardball with insurance companies.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Sounds like the North Devon link road. I avoid it like the plague. There's a junction like you describe. Cars are forever getting T-boned.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I had a severe case of *albartroth* gravy this morning. Not the thick home made stuff. More like the stuff you got for School dinners, but with no lumps. I wonder what caused that?
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Here's a handy hint folks. Don't open a fresh bottle of Coke that you've just knocked over indoors. I'm still cleaning up!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Going to work was an absolute waste of time yesterday. The place was almost deserted. I could've clocked on, gone home, clocked off at the end of the day and nobody would've noticed.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I've not been to a works Xmas party for over 20 years. I don't mind being paid to interact with idiots, but why should I do it in my own time?
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Don't forget Audi drivers. If anything, they're worse!
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I've got Fe-fi-phobia. It's a fear of giants.
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