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by Carbon Based
Fri May 03, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sic Transit Gloria
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: Sic Transit Gloria

We hired one a few weeks ago. Generally very nice (for a van) but when empty the brake pedal seemed to instigate an emergency stop if you so much as looked* at it!

*figure of speech, I obviously don't look at the brake pedal when driving. :shock:
by Carbon Based
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function
Replies: 15
Views: 1858

Re: New Audi A6 - not able to switch off Stop/Start function

In our automatic I find that it is possible to lift the brake enough that the engine starts without inducing any creep.

Also, one of the features of sport mode is that auto stop start is switched off.
by Carbon Based
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Masters - Safety Vs Progress
Replies: 33
Views: 3899

Re: Masters - Safety Vs Progress

dvenman wrote:I was more interested - at a quick glance - at the interaction between David and Carol. I'm going to have to dig a little deeper...

Did you find this:
https://mcskillsasia.wixsite.com/home
by Carbon Based
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 127
Views: 20690

Re: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?

AFAIK it's generally not possible to disable ABS except by pulling a fuse. I have a vague memory that it was a feature on some as IIRC a fully locked wheel could stop quicker in some circumstances - thick fresh snow or gravel as they would build up in front of the wheels. https://jalopnik.com/how-t...
by Carbon Based
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GT3 RS
Replies: 8
Views: 1734

Re: GT3 RS

If you are going to do it, do it properly:
by Carbon Based
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 35
Views: 6681

Re: Hands on the wheel

What if you’ve only got one hand/arm? (Serious question btw)
by Carbon Based
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Pros and cons of hi-vis
Replies: 82
Views: 15096

Re: Santa list?

these jackets also glow under street lighting. Glow? How's that work then? [geekwithvaguememoryofphysics] :idea: The fluorescent yellow or orange of hi-viz etc can appear to glow as if more light is being reflected from it compared a similar coloured surface. Fluorescence occurs when UV light is co...
by Carbon Based
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cycling two abreast
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Re: Cycling two abreast

...might even be regarded as best practice. Where I have a preference, I'd probably prefer they were two abreast and the group was shorter in length. I'd guess the cause of animosity for many drivers is that side by side means they have to overtake rather than barging past those in single file. In ...
by Carbon Based
Sun May 28, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Driving in the middle of London
Replies: 16
Views: 3984

Re: Driving in the middle of London

jcochrane wrote:I find it relaxing which may seem strange :o


I'm with you on this, and that aiming for calmness while surrounded by chaos seems the best way. Attempting to overcome that with aggression seems counter productive.

Besides, it isn't Naples ;)
by Carbon Based
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The state of roads.
Replies: 87
Views: 14064

Re: The state of roads.

Didn't the Spanish government spend a huge amount on road and other civil engineering projects a few years ago? That would have given them great road quality to start with. Non scientific observation (a holiday a couple of years ago) would suggest that their major routes have significantly lower tra...

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