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Old 5 Jan 2018, 17:32 (Ref:3790883)   #61
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Darn it I didn't know you'd be racing there, I'm off down to Clay Pigeon. I would have loved to come and heckle! It's just down the road from me as you know. Unless it's an evening race?

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Old 5 Jan 2018, 17:46 (Ref:3790891)   #62
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It's kicking off at 12:30 Max. We're going to the White Horse in Thruxton afterwards (probably about 15:00). Unless things get very messy we probably won't still be there by the evening. I'm sure Iain can keep you posted.
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Old 6 Jan 2018, 11:22 (Ref:3790982)   #63
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Just been to Carrefour for the first time this year & shocked to discover that diesel is now 1.389 euros per litre. Knew it was going up on 1 Jan but hadn't realised quite how much!
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Old 6 Jan 2018, 12:12 (Ref:3790985)   #64
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Just been to Carrefour for the first time this year & shocked to discover that diesel is now 1.389 euros per litre. Knew it was going up on 1 Jan but hadn't realised quite how much!
Blimey, hate to think how much it will be on the autoroutes then! Local supermarkets to here vary between £1.17 and £1.21, so at todayís exchange we're cheaper! Even the expensive BP and Shell stations are below £1.30.

Could be another season of buying as little diesel in France as possible.....
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Old 6 Jan 2018, 12:23 (Ref:3790987)   #65
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Blimey, hate to think how much it will be on the autoroutes then! Local supermarkets to here vary between £1.17 and £1.21, so at todayís exchange we're cheaper! Even the expensive BP and Shell stations are below £1.30.

Could be another season of buying as little diesel in France as possible.....
We're certainly paying the price for Mrs Macron's boy...

I have seen stories of people in this neck of the woods popping off to Belgium to fill up. I should be going to Holland next week so will be interesting to see how it varies along the way. It was certainly cheaper in Germany even before the rises. As I always do, I filled up at a little local Esso garage in Essen rather than on the motorway & only paid 1.11 euros. Don't know how supermarket prices are there.
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Old 6 Jan 2018, 12:56 (Ref:3790988)   #66
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There's a website that shows all Europe fuel prices.... fuel-prices-Europe.info

Currently showing France average as 1.40 euros per litre.

On a lighter note, I found my late father's 1955 Competition licence, so thought I'd share what they looked like 60+ years ago...
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Old 6 Jan 2018, 13:02 (Ref:3790989)   #67
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On a lighter note, I found my late father's 1955 Competition licence, so thought I'd share what they looked like 60+ years ago...
Draconian terms and condition there Mike!

Ah for the simple days!

I still have my original driving licence somewhere ... unless management has managed to clear it out in one of her purges.
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Old 6 Jan 2018, 14:03 (Ref:3791000)   #68
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I've just watched the 2016 Subaru WRX YouTube video with Mark Higgins doing the IOM TT course.

Good grief.

170mph seemed more than plenty fast but apparently the bikes get to 200 in some bumpy and building lined sections.

Double good grief.

Great video. Highly recommended for anyone who has not previously seen it.
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Think I am getting to old for karting . I ache . 🤣
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Old 6 Jan 2018, 18:23 (Ref:3791028)   #70
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Think I am getting to old for karting . I ache . 🤣
I assume you cycled down to Thruxton as a warm up Iain?

Very important to warm up I suspect. Especially with advancing years.

Warming down too.

You probably need a medicinal brew or two.
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Old 6 Jan 2018, 18:40 (Ref:3791032)   #71
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If you're getting too old and ache, then Iím definitely past it!
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We're certainly paying the price for Mrs Macron's boy...
Indeed. But more a concern it seems that some want to "kill" all kind of diesel engines in France, starting with the old ones. Did they only consider professional use? Like trucks, farm tractors and taxis or reps. The leader of this movement seems to be Paris mayor who wants to ban all cars from her town. Previous government tried to bring to court at least two car makers with no success. Next menu could show a hat as a starter!
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If you're getting too old and ache, then Iím definitely past it!
No, no Mike, you're so young you just start learning how to ride a bicycle! What about a 3 wheeler then ?
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Well you have all beat me into submission . Me and Mrs Delta out to watch Star Wars film and I find myself at Costa ordering a Latte and not a capachino . GP Thruxton is acircuit I have biked back from . 😀
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That is one long movie. I suggest something stronger than a latte. Double Espresso may be better.
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