Greenlaning and how to remedies + tyres

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Julian
I don't want to get political either, so I won't. Personally I haven't been 'active' ('proactive') in these kinds of things for a few years. I sort of used to be about 10 years ago, but passed that phase. I'll leave that to those who want to get that way.
I will say that a friend of mine said that since he culled a number of moggies in his neighbourhood, where he lives in France, the songbird numbers have increased. Jean-Pascal doesn't have any cats ot other pets, namely because he spends time away in North Africa.
I have to say I was a little surprised at him doing that but I understood where he was coming from.
I've never been in such a noisy place as his place! the noise was a cacaphony (spelled this wrong no doubt!) of frogs and birds. It's actually quite soothing when you get used to it!
My cat is a house cat. i.e. she never goes out and hasn't ever been out. She a pedigree and worth more to me alive than dead, as I love her too much.
I didn't mean the email to be read in a negative way, sorry if it appeared this way, it wasn't meant.

Tyres - yes, I won't rant about this since I'm no expert.
Dermott said I should still contribute...
In Egypt (2001) we used brand new Michelin all-terrrainers, we lost the entire lot through a succession of punctures and ruptures - they were made out to be the best thing for a while, but I had my reservations. And had already decided not to use Michelin at the first puncture (1 day into a 4 week trip...)
There are so many different kinds out there now, for most other offroaders it won't be confusing, but for me it still is.
I use the BFG 'old fashioned' 15" jobbies still because I haven't had other experience with others apart from the Michelin ones, so I guess I'm brand-faithfull.
I'm wanting information on the different kinds of all-terrain ones available for my next upgrade - the wheels alone will cost in the region of =A3300 each (steel), and the tyres well, I don't know how much they will be, probably about =A3150 -200 each, maybe more, and I want 6 of them....
I think I'll have to start doing the National Lottery....
Your list members seem very up on these things, so have any of you got any ideas about the tyres for my next trip to the Sahara?
Renate
>>> [Email address removed] 12/02/04 09:32am >>>
Hi Renate,
Sorry, I don't want to get political on the list, however I get fed up
by the amount of propaganda that is spewed out on a regular basis and
then swallowed up the general public without any reference to the
facts.
> as they still fall prey to farmers and poison bait.
I have to say that I dispute that - if the farmers were out and about
poisoning birds of prey, the other raptors like Buzzards, Sparrow Hawks
and Kestrels would also suffer. Also, the farmers have nothing to gain
from it. OK, Gamekeepers might have something to gain, but as someone
heavily involved in the shooting world, I am yet to come across a
keeper that has been involved in killing a bird of prey either directly
or indirectly.
> The problem in the UK is that our song-bird population is
> plummeting, and even the humble starling has taken a crash,
> sparrows, once common place, are not so common any more. Lapwings
> are now being monitored as their numbers are falling too. And many
> other bird species are being monitored.
Some of the main reasons that I would attribute this to are:
Fewer nesting sites - most modern houses that have replaced the
countryside where these birds traditionally live lack the eves that
used to provide ideal nesting sites.
Too many moggies - the high numbers of moggies being kept are a
contributing factor.
Increase in predators - the high numbers of Buzzards, Sparrow Hawks and
Kestrels have a major impact.
Usually the farmers get blamed for the drop in bird song numbers and
whilst modern farming practices may not benefit song birds, the
situation is changing.
If you do the maths the increase in moggies as pets and raptors over
the last 40 years alone account for the majority of the decline in
songbirds.
Now if we started culling the moggies and raptors we could reverse the
situation, but I doubt many would want to do that :)
OK sermon over - how about which are the best tyres to use!
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Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hi Renate,
No, I should apologise for the rant- I just get fed up with the amount
of propaganda put out by many of the tree and bunny hugger groups that
bear no relation to the realities of life.
Are the wheels gold plated? - ?300 per wheel seems a little extreme.
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Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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They would look nice gold-plated....no, this is the standard price I thought? I want really good ones, mind...!
Renate
>>> [Email address removed] 12/03/04 09:00am >>>
Hi Renate,
> I didn't mean the email to be read in a negative way, sorry if it
> appeared this way, it wasn't meant.
No, I should apologise for the rant- I just get fed up with the amount
of propaganda put out by many of the tree and bunny hugger groups that
bear no relation to the realities of life.
> =A3300 each (steel), and the tyres well, I don't know how much they
> will be, probably about =A3150 -200 each, maybe more, and I want 6 of
> them....
Are the wheels gold plated? - =A3300 per wheel seems a little extreme.
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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