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The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby flibbington on Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:32 am

Otherwise known as anything to do with motoring. *

My odometer is currently standing at 99,858. I'm getting very excited about it reaching the big 100! (thousand) I'm even thinking I would like to take a photograph of it when it clicks over. I've heard of others doing this and always thought it odd but now it's happening to me I fully understand.














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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby flibbington on Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:34 am

"Get out of the way I am a motorist!"

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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:07 am

Driving always seems very scary to me - especially when you reach a roundabout. That's why I refuse to do it. :bowtie:
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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby FanGirl3 on Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:03 pm

I once watched my mileometer go past 200,000. It was a real moment. When I got rid of that car it had 217,000 miles on the clock, almost far enough to get to the Moon.
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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby Butterfield on Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:06 pm

Call_of_the_Wendigo wrote:Driving always seems very scary to me - especially when you reach a roundabout. That's why I refuse to do it. :bowtie:


Going on a bus or a train always seems very scary to me - especially when you have to sit next to someone random. That's why I refuse to do it. :bowtie:

...Apart from when I went to Edinburgh last year on a Virgin train and coming home, all the way back to Warrington I had to sit next to a Justin Timberlake lookalike and I didn't know what to do with myself the whole time. :bawl:
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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby Nightjar on Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:44 pm

I refuse to do either.

It's best to stay at home, with the curtains drawn.

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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:37 pm

Why do we have roundabouts? What's the point of them? Why don't we just have crossroads?

There used to be a roundabout outside Sheffield railway station, then they got rid of it and replaced it with a normal junction. The change didn't seem to do anyone any harm.
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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby StevieBaby on Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:54 pm

Normal junctions favour the weak, Roundabouts are for the forceful :box:
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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby FanGirl3 on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:45 pm

Roundabouts are not a challenge, they're an opportunity for cooperation :nono:

The problem is that they sometimes put them at junctions where one direction has far more traffic than the others, meaning that no-one can get out of the next entrance because there are so few breaks in the stream.
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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby flibbington on Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:37 am

FanBoy3 wrote: mileometer


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mileometer? is this a proper word?

don't you use the term odemeter?

btw my odemeter currently reads 99,902. We are getting close!
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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby FanGirl3 on Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:54 am

I've heard the term odometer but it's quite a technical word. I've only heard mechanics, coppers etc use it.
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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby flibbington on Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:06 am

My cars been in to get the fan belt replaced, whatever that is. Came home yesterday. My kilometerometer is (I had to run outside to check) sitting on 99,967.

Not having to use the bus next week I fully expect to reach the 100 thousand mark within days!
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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby Butterfield on Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:26 am

How old is it? According to an online converter that's only 62,000 miles - my Renault Clio has done 44,000 miles (71km).
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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby flibbington on Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:36 am

It's actually quite old. 1998.

One old lady owner who used it once weekly to get to church and back. When I bought it in 2006 it had 49,000 kms on the kilometerometer.

Which by the way is currently on 99,987.

If I drive to work tomorrow it will reach the magic milestone. Im thinking of catching the bus- just because I dont want the 100,000 turnover to be done on such a mundane journey.
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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby FanGirl3 on Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:48 am

Mine went over 130,000 on my travels this week.
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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby flibbington on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:47 am

I was driving today and had reason to toot my horn. Just a polite one advising the lady to my left she could merge in front of me. (I hope this isnt getting too technical for the non drivers). An elderly gentleman was walking in the opposite direction, heard my toot and must have mistaken me for an old chum because he beemed me a big smile and wave!

Then he looked again, realised I wasnt his friend Albert after all and he went all sort of :redface: I gave him a wave back anyway. He seemed like a nice old man.
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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby flibbington on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:48 am

I see I forgot to come back and post when I hit the 100,000 km mark. Im at about 103,000 now.
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Re: The 'All Things Driving' thread

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:41 am

^^ We missed the big event. :bawl:
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