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Offline Rev Ken

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Fog and Cows
on: 01 November, 2015, 07:13:02 PM
I'm sure I posted at an earlier date my meeting with a black cow, as well as my tips for riding in fog (one second visibility for every 10mph). Well this evening, coming back from a regular Blood run, I was on a high secondary road above Whitehaven (The Rosehill Theatre for those who are local) in the dark and in thick fog. As usual a couple of cars with radar passed me as I matched my speed to the varying thickness of fog when, at its thickest, a black and white cow was there in the middle of the road with a lad wearing dark clothes waving a stick - at the cow not me - so all was well as I was able to stop without panic although there was a moment when I wondered if the car behind might not stop!

So - give yourself a full second of visibility for every 10mph you are travelling at. If you see a sign post and pass it in five seconds but you are doing 60mph, you might make a close acquaintance with a very fresh steak.
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Re: Fog and Cows
Reply #1 on: 02 November, 2015, 05:17:19 PM
Where I live the local farmer has had a couple of cows run over but he has no mended his fence but it worried him .

All his cows now wear high viz girth straps. when you come around the bend all you see in the field are florescent cows  :062:
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Re: Fog and Cows
Reply #2 on: 03 November, 2015, 12:54:22 PM
*Originally Posted by Robo [+]
Where I live the local farmer has had a couple of cows run over but he has no mended his fence but it worried him .

All his cows now wear high viz girth straps. when you come around the bend all you see in the field are florescent cows  :062:
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Re: Fog and Cows
Reply #3 on: 03 November, 2015, 02:47:46 PM
*Originally Posted by Robo [+]
Where I live the local farmer has had a couple of cows run over but he has no mended his fence but it worried him .

All his cows now wear high viz girth straps. when you come around the bend all you see in the field are florescent cows  :062:

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Re: Fog and Cows
Reply #4 on: 03 November, 2015, 04:25:07 PM
See told you ...

I will try and get some photos but the field is on the bend.

I asked a local why there are yellow one and blue ones.

Well one field has  cows and other has sheep.

He sells Free range turkeys at Xmas and appananty he puts flashing collars on those so he can catch them easy.

All very strange. :028:
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Re: Fog and Cows
Reply #5 on: 03 November, 2015, 04:52:36 PM
Anybody know if the concrete cows still grace the fields in Milton Keynes :187:.

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Re: Fog and Cows
Reply #6 on: 03 November, 2015, 04:57:18 PM
*Originally Posted by Bifferman [+]
Anybody know if the concrete cows still grace the fields in Milton Keynes :187:.
That could be right Andy because some of the ones I have met had stone hearts.

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Re: Fog and Cows
Reply #7 on: 04 November, 2015, 02:00:44 PM
*Originally Posted by Robo [+]
See told you ...

I will try and get some photos but the field is on the bend.

I asked a local why there are yellow one and blue ones.

Well one field has  cows and other has sheep.

He sells Free range turkeys at Xmas and appananty he puts flashing collars on those so he can catch them easy.

All very strange. :028:

That'll be lead flashing, I presume, on account of the fact that it slows 'em down a treat....  :005:

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Re: Fog and Cows
Reply #8 on: 04 November, 2015, 04:46:31 PM
Did any one see last weeks apprentice?

The fluorescent jackets for the chickens  :261: 
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