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by Triquet
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Second thoughts on offsiding
Replies: 77
Views: 1258

Re: Second thoughts on offsiding

B660 above Kimbolton? Parts of the A4 between Hungerford and Newbury? I did wonder about A338 Wantage - Hungerford e.g. (plucked almost at random, without a 'drive' through) https://goo.gl/maps/QJAWwGvj4K82 but even that location wouldn't seem to provide substantial additional view. I live not a zi...
by Triquet
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: On being too polite
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: On being too polite

Oh yes, in retrospect I should have pressed hard on the go-pedal. But sometimes things just happen.
by Triquet
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: On being too polite
Replies: 9
Views: 333

On being too polite

This evening I did something rather silly. Joining the A34 southbound at Chilton, it is a fairly short slip road. I accelerated down the slip, looking to merge in the usual way. There was a car in the inside lane which obviously couldn't move out due to press of traffic. I was not in a screaming hur...
by Triquet
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Look what I had to play with today. Charge away! ;)
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: Look what I had to play with today. Charge away! ;)

Wow, this is the thing that could get me back onto two wheels. I assume its weight is peanuts but its price will be truly alarming. But what a bit of technology!

Jim
by Triquet
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Just pondering
Replies: 11
Views: 472

Re: Just pondering

Not completely on thread, but I (like many others I suspect) started on two wheels (scooter, then motorbike) before "graduating"to four wheels. I suspect that this is easier than trying to trying to learn bike after car. Anybody got any views on this?
by Triquet
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 34
Views: 1030

Re: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?

Blame the hot weather. I suspect that they never even noticed you. And don't forget that road driving on our congested roads is now a whole different ball game to track driving. Excellent car control and all the knowledge about car dynamics count for naught when faced with the average loons that inf...
by Triquet
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bubblecar Museum
Replies: 16
Views: 506

Re: Bubblecar Museum

I used the know chap with a Messerschmidt. Apparently to go into reverse you just started the engine in reverse rotation (basic two-stroke). Interesting concept. So does this mean you could achieve the same top speed both forwards and backwards? As if you have 3 forward gears, and you're running th...
by Triquet
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bubblecar Museum
Replies: 16
Views: 506

Re: Bubblecar Museum

I used the know chap with a Messerschmidt. Apparently to go into reverse you just started the engine in reverse rotation (basic two-stroke). Interesting concept.
by Triquet
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how to not drive your car
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: how to not drive your car

Stunning. A lot of "turning across oncoming traffic without engaging brain" and a remarkable number of "just losing it on a straight road through tiredness / alcohol / pissing about with phone" and "red light wot red light". There were also quite a number where the car ...
by Triquet
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Good afternoon
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Good afternoon

:cheers: Welcome!

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