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ian series 1



Member Since: 17 Nov 2014
Location: south
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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 CSW Bonatti Grey

Drivers on the road who fail to acknowledge you!

I had to deliver two large pieces of plant equipment this morning,
This involved driving through several rural villages.

When did it become the norm for folk not to give a simple wave, smile, thank you?
I must have pulled over dozens of times for the school run mums taking Tarquin to school in their Range Rovers, Volvos, jeeps, etc,
They just drive on by without a thought, or any kind of gesture for any Censored on the road!
They are also happy to keep charging towards you when it's quite clear there is absolutely nowhere for them to go other than the ditch!

I found myself shouting at several mindless people, which has wound me up no end! Neutral

What is happening on the roads?? Shocked 80" 80" 86" 88" 90"

Post #663940 13th Nov 2017 1:19pm
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Grenadier



Member Since: 23 Jul 2014
Location: The foot of Mont Blanc...
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England 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Corris Grey

Sitting in a bar in France, watching the Fra v ABs match. It seems that you get rugby bores with verbal diarrhoea here as well Big Cry Monsieur Le Grenadier

I've not been everywhere, but it's on my list.....

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Trex Y-Foil (Gold)

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Rashers



Member Since: 21 Jun 2015
Location: Norwich
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Mobility Scooters

Why does anyone driving one of these have a death wish?

I got pinned against the wall by one in Homebase (other DIY shops with mobility scooters are available)

Watched one speeding (you know what I mean, faster than walking pace) up a pedestrianised Road in Norwich the other day. It was only the nimbleness of the pedestrians which saved the driver from taking anyone out.

Stacey007 got me thinking with his Toylander project and buying one as the donee for the power train. 6mph - 8mph is pretty fast when everyone else is walking.

Please donít get me wrong. These things are a lifeline to some people but do they have any speed control or are they only on or off?

Christmas. Am I allowed to complain when some shops were putting the decorations up before Halloween? Well I will anyway.

Post #664331 14th Nov 2017 6:36pm
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Grenadier



Member Since: 23 Jul 2014
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General morons

'Don't block my drive' note left on ambulance
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-41953644 Monsieur Le Grenadier

I've not been everywhere, but it's on my list.....

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Post #664336 14th Nov 2017 6:49pm
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Laurie



Member Since: 22 Feb 2008
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England 2005 Defender 90 Td5 XS CSW Bonatti Grey

Rashers wrote:
Please donít get me wrong. These things are a lifeline to some people but do they have any speed control or are they only on or off?

Just how many of the riders really need them? Are some just too lazy to walk? 

Post #664416 15th Nov 2017 1:27am
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lambert.the.farmer



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Elephant racing. In general but more specifically on two lane dual carriageways. Grow up. Rhubarb and custard let fly with their secret weapon.

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custom90steve



Member Since: 21 Jan 2010
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^^^^^ I've had that. Watts √∑ Volts = Amps.
Amps X Volts = Watts

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custom90steve



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**DELETED, ACCIDENTAL DOUBLE POST. Watts √∑ Volts = Amps.
Amps X Volts = Watts

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gilarion



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How do many of the drivers on our roads pass their test, when I passed my test you had you have a knowledge of the highway code. OK you have to still have that knowledge, however recently going to a center with my granddaughter where you had to go through a digital form of the highway code and seeing a group of people who needed an interpreter to help them understand English and who had help in getting the right answers and who could not possibly read our road signs or our road laws. I left thinking no wonder our insurance is so dear. Whistle For those who like Welsh Mountains and narrow boats have a look at my videos and photos at..

http://www.youtube.com/user/conwy1

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Huttopia



Member Since: 23 Feb 2016
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Going out for lunch at 12.00, finishing at 18.00 and then waking up early the following morning feeling decidedly shabby. When and why did the ability to shrug off a hangover with relative ease pack itís bag and move out? Iíve got meetings from 10.00-17.00 today 🤮

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What puddle?



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You didn't drink enough water after the sh*tface event. 2,000 people enter this country everyday, and the population grows by almost 400,000 a year - but the BBC, Guardian, and Independent report that as an 'exodus'!

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Huttopia



Member Since: 23 Feb 2016
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It looked like water and had ice and lemon in.......I can see the mistake now.

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Rashers



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gilarion wrote:
when I passed my test you had you have a knowledge of the highway code


I don't suppose any of you watched Guy Martin make a complete balls up what traffic light comes after the yellow one on the Channel Four programme where they built the replica First World War Mk4 Tank?

It made me smile. He had to get a part H (?) license to drive a tracked vehicle on the road. The driving part of the test was fine. He stumbled somewhat on the oral questions after.

Good programme, if anyone missed it. Worth getting on catch up if not.

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Laurie



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I stopped getting hangovers about 40 years ago.
Haven't the foggiest idea why or how. 

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custom90steve



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It's now far to easy each evening to spend money.

A couple of clicks and that it, cash gone. Shocked

No card needed or nothing these days, the temptation is difficult to resist!

Anyone else in a similar boat? Watts √∑ Volts = Amps.
Amps X Volts = Watts

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