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What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread


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On 9/8/2022 at 5:21 PM, Wack said:

But it's a range rover,  how can this have happened 

I think on my next renewal there're going to be new clauses added to the , you are not insured at the nurburgring  line to include Rufford ford 

There must be hundreds knackered by now 

 

How do dickheads like this stand as far as insurance, I would hope they are not covered. Surely they should pay for the rebuild themselves 🤔

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3 hours ago, mitsisigma01 said:

How do dickheads like this stand as far as insurance, I would hope they are not covered. Surely they should pay for the rebuild themselves 🤔

https://www.landrover.com/ownership/4x4-off-road-driving-tips/off-road/water-driving.html

 

Considering it's in the manual how and how not to go through water... I would say it's on them for incompetence and misuse.

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Had the boy out for the first time yesterday. He's had half a dozen lessons with an instructor. Fuck me what a nerve wracking experience. Fuck alton towers and the like if your an adrenaline junky. I pleased the hand brake was shit hot. Not helped by going out at rush hour.

I have a new found respect for driving instructors.

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Bonus goofy grin.

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1 hour ago, paulplom said:

Had the boy out for the first time yesterday. He's had half a dozen lessons with an instructor. Fuck me what a nerve wracking experience. Fuck alton towers and the like if your an adrenaline junky. I pleased the hand brake was shit hot. Not helped by going out at rush hour.

I have a new found respect for driving instructors.

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Bonus goofy grin.

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I'll be doing it again in December when N02 son turns 17.

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It was only £40 to add him and stepson onto the insurance. There are five named drivers on it with my mother on and it's still less than £150.

I suppose the real expense will start when he passes. He's got his theory on Wednesday.

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I've been seeing an immaculate j reg Camry for a few years locally and managed to corner  have a chat with the elderly owner, guy seemed delighted that I liked it and was happy to give me the rundown on his ownership, he was also happy to take my number as he has hopes of it going to someone who'd appreciate it when he hangs up the keys.    

I've done this several times and I'm gonna be fucked if they all give up driving in the same week :) 

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2 hours ago, omegod said:

I've been seeing an immaculate j reg Camry for a few years locally and managed to corner  have a chat with the elderly owner, guy seemed delighted that I liked it and was happy to give me the rundown on his ownership, he was also happy to take my number as he has hopes of it going to someone who'd appreciate it when he hangs up the keys.    

I've done this several times and I'm gonna be fucked if they all give up driving in the same week :) 

Luckily you're on the correct forum for a bulk purchase 

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3 hours ago, paulplom said:

Out up the coast on the '74 C90.  I think it rides better than my '86 one. It's certainly quicker and the brakes have a lot more bite. 

I always thought the earlier bikes had more go than the later ones.  I had a '77 (I think) C90 as my main transport for a while when I was a student - that thing bloody flew.

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pulled into hotel here and going in past a petrol station theres a space opposite with 4 cars lined up and people taking photos - two modern fiestas and ditn notice the others (heard them leave tho hehe)

i stop before to let them take them and as they finished asked them group event

he said we going to this

https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/trax-powered-turbozentrum

ahh thats why it was $$$ round here then

 

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3 hours ago, wuvvum said:

I always thought the earlier bikes had more go than the later ones.  I had a '77 (I think) C90 as my main transport for a while when I was a student - that thing bloody flew.

I had a '76 C90 as student transport. Could get the speedo off the scale (lying prone!). Great bike. But boring - never went wrong. So I sold it and got a '66 Bantam. Much more "interesting". 

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5 hours ago, wuvvum said:

I had a '77 (I think) C90 as my main transport for a while when I was a student - that thing bloody flew.

 

1 hour ago, Three Speed said:

I had a '76 C90 as student transport. Could get the speedo off the scale (lying prone!). Great bike.

Well, the C50 was well known* for being able to crack 150 on a windy day, so no doubt the C90 was even faster.

*As per the song...

 

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1. The meters under the stairs have stopped spinning , son has moved into his flat .

2. Got the house to my self , and the telly 

3. Bought beer without getting earache 

4. Found my old badge hat down the back of the cupboard , must of been there for years ..  it's getting a wash now !!

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It’s been a pretty bad couple of weeks for me lately, one of my closest friends died unexpectedly just over a week ago which was pretty devastating and is taking time to process. Then this last week, my older dog Vito was getting increasingly more ill day by day which culminated in multiple vet visits and then surgery Friday. We were warned that depending on what they found, it may be the case that we would have to make the decision not to wake him back up. When I had left him for tests that morning, I didn’t realise it was potentially the last time I’d see him alive.

After a bit of processing and deliberation, I’ve decided both these things belong here, despite the tears and pain.

The last two things I did with my mate were to get the boat running and take it out together, and then visit him to borrow a drill on the Saturday before he died and also have a good chat. I was in a foul mood that day before I saw him (my koi had died after the pond pump shit itself and I didn’t notice in time), but seeing him cheered me up and my last words in person to him were ‘I’m really glad to have come and seen you mate, it’s really cheered me up for us to chat’. I’m incredibly upset that he’s no longer here with us, and that he will never see fruition of the planned projects we had, or see my baby when it’s born next month. I don’t think I could have left things any better with him though, and I take a lot reassurance and peace from that.

On to Vito then… after a week of misery for all involved and genuinely believing I was losing him, he’s now back home with us

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He’s still not quite himself, but he’s improving all the time and the vet expects a full recovery. At 10 years old I was worried we wouldn’t get him back from surgery, but 24 hours after the operation he was getting in the car and coming home. The puppy is even doing her bit and calmly keeping him company - I was expecting to have to keep them separated.

Even though things have been really difficult lately, I’m still incredibly grateful for the way I left things with my friend and that I’ve got my dog back here with me safely.

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