The blogger app gave up the ghost on the original post only about half way through.
After the clunk. I left Pepé in the watery sun on the drive. In the house I called the RAC. Only an hour to wait. Okay.
I'll still be able to get down to Dungeness and meet Cal and Ian and see the old bikes.
I let them know by sms.
It wasn't 10am yet. Cal offers to come and bring the jump pack he has in a pannier. I say I can wait for the RAC and not mess their day up. Doh!
The RAC call back. Update. About Noon they say. Bugger. Day ruined.
I go online to look at power packs that I can carry with me in the pannier.
A note on the Rocket III FB asking for tips boils down to the dbpower 600A portable pack. £69.99 from Amazon Prime. Tomorrow should be okay for delivery.
Oh yeah RAC call back with an update "more like 1pm". I say okay, but then call back and cancel. No point at that time of day.
|Db power 600A|
Update November 7th 2017
The unit was delivered to my neightbour this afternoon, and they even stuck a card in the letterbox. Yesterday I only knew they had failed was because I saw it on the online tracking. No card.
It looks a formidable bit of kit. I read the instructions before fiddling with it. Truly un-guy-like. Looks pretty straightforward. It was charged to about 90% so I put it on to get it to 100%. We are going to be out on Saturday all day so I need to find some time to try and get Pepé started before I need to be on the road to the "Ring of Red" on Sunday. Maybe in the afternoon before it gets dark.
Update November 11th 2017
Had a little time to test it. Connected it to the bike and pressed the button and Pepe started. I left it running whilst I packed everything away. Fingers crossed for the morning.