'Highest'?

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Re: 'Highest'?

Postby RiK » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:17 pm

Gareth wrote:Not all roads are congested. In fact, I'd say, most roads aren't congested most of the time.


Quite. I live out in the sticks in rural Gloucestershire and the only time i really have to deal with congestion is if I'm fool enough to venture down to Bristol..

Gareth wrote:Not all country roads have 50 limits.

Indeed. And though we have a fair few (unnecessary imho) 50's we have plenty of NSL around here too.

Gareth wrote:Not all roads have double white line systems along their length and, of those that do, not many will have solid double whites for extended periods

Again, very true. On many of my routes we have extended sections of white lines, but they also include plenty where overtaking is an option, and the opportunities taken when appropriate to do so.
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Re: 'Highest'?

Postby akirk » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:57 pm

RiK wrote:Quite. I live out in the sticks in rural Gloucestershire and the only time i really have to deal with congestion is if I'm fool enough to venture down to Bristol.


Having just moved from Gloucestershire to Bristol, that is a bit harsh (albeit true!)

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Re: 'Highest'?

Postby RiK » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:30 pm

akirk wrote:Having just moved from Gloucestershire to Bristol, that is a bit harsh (albeit true!)
Alasdair


Don’t get me wrong, as cities go I think Bristol is lovely. I do most of my socialising there. But I’m a country boy at heart and I wouldn’t want to live in one!
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Re: 'Highest'?

Postby Ray Mott » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:53 pm

It is a bit of a daft statement- how do you quantify it - is highest determined by a given course or number of certificates you have amassed or your demonstrable skill? In the music world I know a number of musicians who have done this course and that and almost have an alphabet after their name - yet one of the most in-demand session players in the country at the moment has never taken a formal music exam in their life.

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Re: 'Highest'?

Postby sussex2 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:20 am

Ray Mott wrote:It is a bit of a daft statement- how do you quantify it - is highest determined by a given course or number of certificates you have amassed or your demonstrable skill? In the music world I know a number of musicians who have done this course and that and almost have an alphabet after their name - yet one of the most in-demand session players in the country at the moment has never taken a formal music exam in their life.


Some of the best chefs as well. It is a matter of application perhaps and studying and practicing/reading up or seeing clearly.
The need and want has to be there.

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Re: 'Highest'?

Postby Horse » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:30 am

sussex2 wrote:Some of the best chefs as well. It is a matter of application perhaps and studying and practicing/reading up or seeing clearly.
The need and want has to be there.


Interesting comparison :)

Is AD about safety or pleasure?

Most cooks can do so with poisoning anyone, but top cheffing (sp? :) ) is, I guess, about that extra finesse and 'gloss' . . . ;)
Your 'standard' is how you drive alone, not how you drive during a test.

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Re: 'Highest'?

Postby sussex2 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:47 pm

Horse wrote:
sussex2 wrote:Some of the best chefs as well. It is a matter of application perhaps and studying and practicing/reading up or seeing clearly.
The need and want has to be there.


Interesting comparison :)

Is AD about safety or pleasure?

Most cooks can do so with poisoning anyone, but top cheffing (sp? :) ) is, I guess, about that extra finesse and 'gloss' . . . ;)


It's probably the same degree of application and quite possible that brilliant chefs are poor drivers and the reverse. I'd love to be invited to lunch but prefer to get a taxi home (I believe professional chefs attract higher insurance premiums but stand to be corrected).
Someone who has witnessed a professional chef wielding a knife may not understand the practice and skill invoved; someone being driven by a professional driver likewise.
Never expect your practice/expertise and determination that goes with it, to be appreciated :D

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Re: 'Highest'?

Postby Horse » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:00 pm

sussex2 wrote: Never expect your practice/expertise and determination that goes with it, to be appreciated :D


Biggest compliment for me is when everyone else in the car is happy to doze 8-)

It amuses me too, when you're approaching a corner and, out of habit, the front seat passenger reaches for the grab handle . . . then lets go mid-corner when they realise that they don't need to hang on to stop being flung around (thanks, JC & Gareth).

Every now and again, the subject of Filly's BiLaw's driving comes up, and the way he impressed a nephew :vomit:
Your 'standard' is how you drive alone, not how you drive during a test.


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