Empty roads

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Re: Empty roads

Postby Horse » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:27 pm

Actually I meant veering across the lane, not driving ;)

My "you'd never get away with it now" admission is that a small group of us used to manufacture explosives. Pipe bombs, flares, we made a small cannon and took that to school . . .
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Re: Empty roads

Postby Horse » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:41 pm

sussex2 wrote:Years driving a bright yellow MX5..taught me to understand that people do not look..they do not look to see the actual road surface clear.


In 1989 or thereabouts I bought a BMW K100RT. Previous owner had repainted it white. This was at a time when the police still had white bikes, although mine didn't have any h-viz markings and I didn't dress like a trafpol.

But it was amusing the number of drivers who pulled out in front, then had the the little voice at the back of their brain say "Err hello. Do you realise what you've done?" From a reasonable following distance I could almost see the muscles in the back of their neck clinching :)

They'd looked, seen, then just didn't care.
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Re: Empty roads

Postby vanman » Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:57 pm

Just to add a little footnote to the original. Drove to the shops yesterday, found that my normal concentration felt inadequate somehow (nothing new there). Usually our conversation stops when the traffic situation changes, however I felt uneasy so conversation was stopped. I just felt that that little bit of extra attention was required on far less congested roads. Yes and two did pull out without a second glance.


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