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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:30 pm 
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omg....I cannot understand a word of any of this car talk.........'full lock?' 'stretch and poke?'

WTF?! .......I need to go back to basics and get Fast & furious 1-5 out!

ps....I am sorry to hear you don't have a full inch VK :shock:


:lol: :lol: And Minx just spit her beer out reading this! :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:40 pm 
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:lol: Lacemoat is definatley on a roll tonight....RS Cosworth was a great car! I was wondering that too...speed limit over there is really low....what do you guys do VK if you want to drive fast for a change? Track days?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:44 pm 
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How does it work as in - I thought your speed limit was only 55 so I wondered how you got to drive anything fast........legally that is :wink:

I do legal track the car in Autocross and drag. Most America is drag or acceleration in a short straight line. Muscle cars now light 4cyl AWD. I also have a radar detector and jammers are legal too. (Most states)
Most Americans haven't figured this out but every ticket you get plead not guilty and take it to court. In court apologize and enter a plea bargain of 5mph over the speed limit. The fine between 5mph over and whatever is about the same so they get their money so their happy usually @$200. The difference is no points. Your insurance never finds out and next time you go to court or get pulled over nothing shows up. But as soon as you let yourself get any points it keeps getting worse until your back to 0. I get double digit speeding tickets a year(last 2 not so much I'm getting better) only one time a judge asked me how many tickets I got. I replied I had no points. So he started reading them to me but stopped after my first year driving, told me he knew my game and I wasn't getting off. But he still reduced it and only gave me 2 points 6mph over.
They want their money and I'm a great customer. They don't want me off the street I'm an excellent driver with no accidents and where I do speed is well thought out no homes or traffic, schools etc. Most of the time I'm a slow driver "ambush predator" I wait for a fast car to shot buy or some loud obnoxious one. Nobody expects my "sleeper" car to fly by. $100,000 car and my $10,000 flys right by and 35mpg :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:49 pm 
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Explain your driving laws. Speed limits? Hows that work I never thought we were slow quite the opposite :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:57 pm 
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You should take up minx's offer - I can see you on day trips to southend sea front already cruising :mrgreen:

We have an option these days here - you either take the points and the fine - usually 3pts £60 or go on a safe driving day course. Ive only ever been done for speeding once - 83 in a 70 - whoops.

Our driving limits are basically 30mph in built up areas, goes up to 40mph in less built up, 50mph usually along non-built up but busy roads. And then there is whats called the national speed limit - 60mph for single track, 70mph for duel carriageways and motorways - which is something very rarely stuck too.
Germany is the best - no limits on the autobahn.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:23 pm 
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Lacemoat wrote:
You should take up minx's offer - I can see you on day trips to southend sea front already cruising :mrgreen:

We have an option these days here - you either take the points and the fine - usually 3pts £60 or go on a safe driving day course. Ive only ever been done for speeding once - 83 in a 70 - whoops.

Our driving limits are basically 30mph in built up areas, goes up to 40mph in less built up, 50mph usually along non-built up but busy roads. And then there is whats called the national speed limit - 60mph for single track, 70mph for duel carriageways and motorways - which is something very rarely stuck too.
Germany is the best - no limits on the autobahn.

I really don't think were that different then. That's the same here divided highways are 65-75 residential 35-45 non divided 45-55 communities 25. Do you use MPH? I hear them say it on Top Gear too. I thought you were KPH. I have 2 tickets for 95 in a 35 whoops :roll:

Speeding aside I love to drive, I love to get lost and see the things that people miss. I don't like schedules or plans. When I leave for vacation I don't know where I'm going I pack a tent and camping supplies but might not even camp but sometimes I'm lost and its late. Usual I just pick N, E, S, W and drive. I like to drive through mountains and shorelines and stay off main roads. I wound up in Canada one time by accident and found the most beautiful place I've ever seen they don't get people from the states so we were like royalty one day I'd like to go back but I don't know were I was?

Robert Frost? Anyone ...........

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:33 pm 
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I love the idea of a roadtrip with minx..........one problem is music that's a big part of it. I hate TV and think its a brainwashing drug but I love my music :wink: I can only handle spice girls for 300ms the time it takes me to hit next :mrgreen: Conversation and the engine singing are always welcome too..

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:37 pm 
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...what about some Barry white? :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:06 pm 
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:shock: :oops: :lol: :lol: Lacemoat I am...speechless!

VK....Road trip sounds good...but not to Southend seafront (Lacemoat!)....wouldn't mind Canada again though and enjoyed driving through the Rockies there stopping for the occasional "bear jam". Medicine Lake was awesome too. Totally unimpressed with Niagara, Vancouver was cool as was whale watching off Victoria Island - LURVE to do that again! :P

I like my music too - you can forget the Spice Girls as we are talking about music therefore they don't qualify. :mrgreen:

I currently don't have any points on my licence (those I had have finally expired - all for speeding). Yes, we're mph over here. I generally stick to between 80 and 90mph on the motorways, 110 if in a major rush has been heard of....been passenger in cars far exceeding that which was scarey and a rush at the same time.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:47 pm 
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minx wrote:
:shock: :oops: :lol: :lol: Lacemoat I am...speechless!



Don't worry, I think ive exhausted my childish repertoire of comments/innuendo's now; time to return to my former serious self I think :roll:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:06 am 
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Lacemoat wrote:
Don't worry, I think ive exhausted my childish repertoire of comments/innuendo's now; time to return to my former serious self I think :roll:

For some reason I don't believe you.

Minx your cheating I know I posted somewhere my dream roadtrip I must do is rent a car drive to Vancouver then south redwood forest then LA and fly home. Whatever happens in-between happens no hurry no schedule. I have a few legal issue in Canada I need to fix first (driving related :mrgreen: ) we could backtrack and find my lost spot. Keep an eye out for a "Fire tower" somewhere above Michigan..... I promised RabbitREW I'd go Kamping with her maybe in the redwood forest.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:35 am 
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Come on out to the West Coast! :) We've been finding some amazing out of the way places lately and also like to drive without a plan.

Anyone into rally racing? (fast cars on the forest roads) We often volunteer at the races and the Olympus Rally is coming up soon. Rally info Its in our natural rainforest area (or bordering it). Beautiful area. Might be a fun time (in the future ) for you all to come out... If you like speed, cars, woods & being in the middle of nowhere! We may be working as road Marshall's at the rally (if my health allows). That means we basically we get placed along the race/road in the middle of the woods where there's a fork in the road. Our job is to make sure no one gets on the course during the race and to relay messages to the drivers if there's an emergency. We take food etc. You get a front row seat for the race and a day in the woods all in one! Have some amazing stories from these adventures in the woods.

There's also hot springs cove ( I think that's the name) on a small island off the coast of Tofino on Vancouver island (Canada). Had an amazing time there. You have to get there by boat or sea plane. We went out on the last boat as all the day tourists were leaving. We were the only ones in the campground on the island (primitive) and had the springs to ourselves at night except for a couple that came in on a private boat. :D The springs create a cascade of natural hot spring water that goes into several rock pools to the sea. If you sitin the lower pools you feel hot water and cool sea mist together. :) Sitting there you feel like you are at the end of the world. We took a sea plane out the next day and timed it perfectly again (without meaning to). We left right as the first boat of tourists rolled in. Highly reccomend this adventure (when you get your Canada troubles sorted out). :wink:

Let me know if your serious about heading this way and I can start digging into some more must see places. Hoping these will tempt you all further. Would be pretty cool IMO. 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:24 am 
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OMG RabbitREW :shock: private islands and rally racing!!!!!!! Any monster truck shows? I'll die happy my life will finally be complete. GRAVE DIGGER!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:41 am 
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You want Monster Trucks?

Sat. Feb. 9-10, 2013- Rose Garden Arena (Portland, OR- 15 min. from me)
Monster Jam with...... Grave Digger!

Doesn't line up with any rally racing dates (yet) but I see ads for Monster Truck shows often. Never been to one but you only live once. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:01 am 
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RabbitREW wrote:
You want Monster Trucks?

Sat. Feb. 9-10, 2013- Rose Garden Arena (Portland, OR- 15 min. from me)
Monster Jam with...... Grave Digger!

Doesn't line up with any rally racing dates (yet) but I see ads for Monster Truck shows often. Never been to one but you only live once. :lol:

I've been to too many monster truck shows West Virginia is too close :mrgreen: But Portland is on a list of designations too. But seriously up close to a rally would be a dream come true. Love off road dirt racing pavement is for sissys.

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