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Old 15 Oct 2018, 22:05 (Ref:3857031)   #2056
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Old 15 Oct 2018, 22:09 (Ref:3857033)   #2057
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Looks like some interesting stuff there!

It's the first time I've seen mention of the "Restorative Beverage for Invalids and Convalescents".


With winter approaching (and the illnesses traditionally associated with the time of year) I think it may need to be investigated and tested.
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Old 15 Oct 2018, 22:41 (Ref:3857034)   #2058
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It seems to me from reports I have heard and read that most of the GB road network - especially motorways - has spent its time closed for the last 2 or 3 weeks.
I can't imagine why anyone chooses to travel these days.


I used to drive all over the place in the UK and think nothing of it, however things have got stupid and I do not look forward to driving on our overcrowded roads
If I have to travel any distance these days I tend not to use motorways if I can help it as I am not in such a hurry to get places, and sometimes It's actually quicker.
I suppose driving around Spain for years where at certain times you hardly see another car has spoilt me
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Old 16 Oct 2018, 06:05 (Ref:3857075)   #2059
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The 80 km/h limit is making journeys very tedious.
Ho yes! Do you have the roads restricted to 80, then 90, then 80 km/h again? Perfect to trap people. Nothing to do with safety. A good excuse not to maintain properly the road network. Poor country…
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Old 16 Oct 2018, 06:09 (Ref:3857076)   #2060
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Happy Birthday Mike ! (almost missed this due travelling back from Kos).
Definitely forgiven, then!

Can you all be quiet about motorway travel in UK, please, as I’ve been riding my luck recently- 400 mile round trip to Combe and back without holdup, Kent and back using ‘the crossing’ without hold up...... It’s going to go wrong soon- either trying to get to Gatwick for a flight or Portsmouth for a ferry!
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Old 16 Oct 2018, 07:29 (Ref:3857080)   #2061
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Ho yes! Do you have the roads restricted to 80, then 90, then 80 km/h again? Perfect to trap people. Nothing to do with safety. A good excuse not to maintain properly the road network. Poor country…

Yes! The road between Hesdin & Arras is the absolute worst now, constantly changing from single carriageway, to dual carriageway, to three lanes, all with different limits as well as villages some 50 k's, some 70's, & with a multitude of cameras of different types & design. I got caught by one I didn't know was there near Croix en Ternois last month. 91 in a 90 (I think!). I know three other people who got caught by the same one about the same time, so it must be new & well-hidden.

Just a nightmare road now & I don't use it if I can avaoid. To my mind it has become more dangerous because of the limits & cameras with everyone driving on their nerves. Still, if it makes money...
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If I was using the Motorways regularly I would serious consider buying some sort of camper van. Or I would if they were not so expensive.
I thought it was lumbering camper vans that caused most of the congestion, especially in the summer. Presumably it is because they are so expensive most buyers don't bother to tick the box for 'accelerator pedal option'!
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Old 16 Oct 2018, 09:14 (Ref:3857089)   #2063
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I got caught by one I didn't know was there near Croix en Ternois last month. 91 in a 90 (I think!)/ Still, if it makes money...
Last year, I got caught by an automatic camera for a red light. Eventually, this system was proven to have wrong settings after many fines. They recognized their mistake and changed the settings, but we never heard about any refund and, more important to my eyes, having our licence points back again. This kind of thing happens on a frequent and regular basis, here. Makes me angry and feel like you could say a mushroom. Le pot de terre contre le pot de fer bad old story.
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John, it seems you're going to feel at home with a toll installed in each big city! They are talking about 2,50 or 5€ and up to 10 € a day for a lorry. Unfortunately, no one mentions any new public car park outside the cities. Strange world.
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John, it seems you're going to feel at home with a toll installed in each big city! They are talking about 2,50 or 5€ and up to 10 € a day for a lorry. Unfortunately, no one mentions any new public car park outside the cities. Strange world.
I rarely visit cities these days, Gerard, Arras being about the only exception.

Having said that, I'm off to Coventry tomorrow, & a visit to JLR Heritage.
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You like good food and soft ambiance, John, then you could go to Lyon époqu'auto classic car show November 9/ 11 th. Nice place, nice people.
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I’ve not the courage to post on F1 thread . Kimi wins which is just fantastic and what 99% of us wanted . The world championship still is undecided . Is this a fix . . . Do I press the send button ????, WTF .
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Fix? It occurred to me but TBH I think a fix would have involved Seb winning and closing the gap. Although you do wonder sometimes when you see Mercedes "strategy".

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Yes I agree Max. I bet you wish you were selling Kimi T shirts . I do . 😀
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Haha yeah there's definitely a lot of love for him at the twilight of his career. Let's hope he fares well at Sauber.

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