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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:12 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Another optimist in a Micra drew alongside me at some lights last night, or rather half a car length ahead, over the line. The head start didn't help them...!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan42Clyde wrote:
Hair extensions and hairpieces really can help to improve the looking of people and help to  change them a lot hair extensions and hairpieces if choosing the right type and right style of hair wigs for you, of course that you will look and become more and more attractive and also buy cheap hair wigs now is easy as you can just get the ideal style that you want online at online shops now. I have just buy me a blonde wigs for sale and it is perfect.


But will hair extensions help me at the lights? No?

Then fuck off.

Back on topic: how many dickheads can come up behind a sportsbike sitting behind a slower vehicle in a car and then flash the sportsbike when the car ahead of it moves out of the way? Yes, I'll overtake this car and move to the left lane. You can do the same behind me..... about 500metres behind me you stupid *%^t!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Blue wrote:
Jan42Clyde wrote:
Hair extensions and hairpieces really can help to improve the looking of people and help to  change them a lot hair extensions and hairpieces if choosing the right type and right style of hair wigs for you, of course that you will look and become more and more attractive and also buy cheap hair wigs now is easy as you can just get the ideal style that you want online at online shops now. I have just buy me a blonde wigs for sale and it is perfect.


But will hair extensions help me at the lights? No?

Then fuck off.

Back on topic: how many dickheads can come up behind a sportsbike sitting behind a slower vehicle in a car and then flash the sportsbike when the car ahead of it moves out of the way? Yes, I'll overtake this car and move to the left lane. You can do the same behind me..... about 500metres behind me you stupid *%^t!


I so want to get another bike …… used to love it when folk did this to me, and took an almost childish delight in leaving them breathing Power-Commander-enhanced Skorpion exhaust fumes!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I joined a stretch of dual carriageway coming home yesterday, and could see a white Volvo occupying the overtaking lane a good way back despite there being no traffic at all.  After each roundabout, and there were several, I could see he was doing the same.  We came upon traffic, and having passed me, he then started to dawdle.  I moved over behind him as the traffic was 10 mph or so below the limit and was not surprised to see that he wasn't going to move over into a now largely traffic-free left-hand lane, despite now travelling more slowly than he had been.  Lights loomed, and I found myself saying 'change, go on'.  Lo and behold they did, leaving me at the head of the left hand lane and he at the head of the right.  I may have been in the A3, but the result was satisfying, especially as he reacted first, and again, despite an entirely free left-hand lane, stayed glued to the right regardless of the gap of 4-500 yards that opened up.  Why, I know not...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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<snip>  Why, I know not...


Oh yes, you do! You've just switched your swearalot button off!!  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buggery bollocks, you're right!  The stupid cuntbunter...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had a couple of vans try it on these last couple of days.  Ever the optimists.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A CLK430 of X reg vintage tried to drop me on a hill yesterday. As I was about to come past him and a van he pulled out of the crawler lane in front of me and floored it.

It's immature but it was a case of my V8 is bigger, newer and more powerful than your V8.  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 1 Series was hassling me in a 30mph section of road which ends at a roundabout and then becomes NSL dual carriageway. As we got to the roundabout, he jinked to the right and took the outside lane on to the dual carriageway.
I couldn't help it and floored it onto the dual carriageway with him doing the same. I left the roundabout with his bonnet level with my door and when we reached "fast enough" he was in the same place. I backed off and he passed me - an M135i. Not bad for a diesel 2 up with 2 sets of clubs in the back.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was followed along a mile or so of dual which was otherwise empty, and could see what I think was a B-Class Merc in the overtaking lane, resolutely not keeping left.  The next roundabout is traffic-lighted, and we were both taking the same exit.  Give him his due, he stopped a good way behind the line so that he could get moving before the lights changed.  But the whole alpha male not keeping left business says bad thinks to me.  None shall pass!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you sat behind him, so as not to make him eat any carbons?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Followed an artic and two vans onto a dual carriageway yesterday. The first van laboriously struggled its way past the artic, then the second van laboriously struggled its way past both of them but kept accelerating as it moved over. As I finally passed it, I looked down at the speedo - 105 mph. Not slow once they've built up speed, modern vans ...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So you sat behind him, so as not to make him eat any carbons?


Funnily enough, no!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was force fed a load of Carbons by a new Leon Cupra this morning. Maybe it's time for a remap?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was force fed a load of Carbons by a new Leon Cupra this morning. Maybe it's time for a remap?


I came to the conclusion a while ago that our cars (as standard) are woefully outclassed by more modern machinery.  

Which goes some way to explaining why one of the flying club members who has an Edition30 has had it tuned to Stage2 level - different turbo, gas-flowed heads etc, different exhaust and full remap. Putting out around 320-350bhp now, so his dyno reading says!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silver Astra van.  Why?
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Ha ha ha. R-6 this morning (I see him a couple of days a week - penalty of commuting).

In Wandsworth one way, gunned it from the lights at Armoury Way as he wanted to be first of the bikes in the next traffic jam. Revs rise massively and I look across at him catching the massive slide as his rear tyre can't actually grip on that wet surface. laughed out loud.

Then he goes down the old York Road; I do round the by-pass section and make two green lights in a row and round the Wandsworth Bridge roundabout whilst he's still at a red light. On I go.

Then we get to Battersea and as is the case with traffic and lights he catches me somewhere near the Latchmere pub. At the lights by New Covent Garden he decides he's brave enough to try a drag race again (no doubt re-composed after his slip-slidey experience earlier). I also decide to have a drag race. 750 vs 600 is a good contest but there is only one outcome. I smiled nicely as he pulled up alongside my already stationary bike at Embassy Gardens.

I'll get an R1 soon and put paid to all this racing nonsense as there's nothing to prove on one of those.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chavved-up older 3 Series, really, don't bother. Owned by a Volvo estate. Byeeeeeee....
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a TLGP, more like a benchmark exercise.  

A 2013 M5 pulled out in front of me (too tight imo) on the A420 earlier and then pointlessly hassled the car in front for a few miles.  He went fairly slowly around the roundabout and didn't accelerate quickly up to 50mph, then nailed it, presumably to get rid of me.  I was in 4th so pretty much ready and whilst he did easily pull away, it was only about 6 car lengths and I closed half that by lifting off ever so slightly later.

He slowed down very early when he went into a filter lane to turn right to have a good look!

I don't know why people think the M5 doesn't sound anything special, I had the sunroof tilted and it sounded great.  Not all shouty and raspy like some V8s, more like a race car engine, but all the better for it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin wrote:
I don't know why people think the M5 doesn't sound anything special, I had the sunroof tilted and it sounded great.  Not all shouty and raspy like some V8s, more like a race car engine, but all the better for it.


I agree. I was behind one that nailed it away from the M6 toll booths a few weeks ago and it sounded epic.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the same of the m3/m4 ..  People have slated the sound but I think they sound epic.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not just me then!

I'm not a fan of the type of noise that some so called great sounding engines makes (some AMGs, F Types etc).  They're probably great for a few days, but I think they'd annoy me after a short while.  I prefer something that's a bit more subtle at low speeds, but makes a 'howl' at high revs.
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PR wrote:
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I don't know why people think the M5 doesn't sound anything special, I had the sunroof tilted and it sounded great.  Not all shouty and raspy like some V8s, more like a race car engine, but all the better for it.


I agree. I was behind one that nailed it away from the M6 toll booths a few weeks ago and it sounded epic.


Engine or exhaust? Maybe people are upgrading the latter?
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It's the exhaust you hear when you're following a car, but I bet this one was standard.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean about some engine/'zort combos sounding a bit OTT for liveability, but don't share the view of the new M3/4.  I haven't heard a new M5 at full chat (though I suspect it's a poor relation of the old V10 under these circumstances), but I've heard a few around the village and environs and I think that in this context they sound a little flat.  A great V8 soundtrack (step forward Maserati, for example) sounds just as characterful - if quieter - even when pottering about.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only heard a new M3 driving across the dealership forecourt and it was almost silent.  That's probably too far the other way, but do you really want something that's loud at village speeds?  I turn the sports exhaust off when going through towns/villages, as although it sounds great bouncing off the walls, it's a bit anti-social.
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That's my point, loud and characterful aren't automatic bedfellows - and the former is no substitute for the latter. I think volume is sometimes used to compensate (usually unsuccessfully) for the aural dampening qualities of the turbocharger.
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Twelfth Monkey wrote:
That's my point, loud and characterful aren't automatic bedfellows


Goes back to my point about engine or exhaust. Over the weekend I regularly heard a Chrysler 300 with a 6 odd litre V8 Hemi and some giant pick up thing with a similarly massive V8. They weren't loud and anti-social at all (in noise terms!) and most of the noise came from the rumbling engines, which sounded fantastic.

So that's sorted, 12ths new motor needs to be a Chrysler 300 or a Dodge Ram!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think not!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All academic anyway, the RS4 is a Keeper isn't it?  (A proper one, not a 'forum keeper'!)
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Yes, after eight years it's still love.
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Twelfth Monkey wrote:
I think not!


"Your" car burbled past me this morning and my word it sounds amazing at 10mph.
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Thank you!  It seems to me to give a great blend of honest V8 burble and high-rev screamer.  I have been finding myself, on occasion, thinking it's getting a little long in the tooth, but so what?  So am I.

I think when such thoughts occur, it's important to recognise that the car's age is more me thinking about what other people think, and that would be a piss-poor reason for change.
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Dear God, yesterday I thought I was going to suffer a defeat of staggeringly humiliating proportions at the hands of a Discovery 3TDV6! He was a bit more ready than me on the basis that he obviously intended to give it the beans from the lights and so I was playing catch up but I had to wring the v50's neck to make up those initial few feet. That Disco shot off the line at a fair impressive rate. Further on, its bulk got the better of it but the initial step off was damn quick for something so gigantic.
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Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Thank you!  It seems to me to give a great blend of honest V8 burble and high-rev screamer.  I have been finding myself, on occasion, thinking it's getting a little long in the tooth, but so what?  So am I.


Well, in some ways it is. The car which came past me today lives a couple of streets away and I had good look at it a few weeks ago and there are elements which are showing the design is at least 10 years old (possibly over 15 as B6 and B7 are pretty similar). But the noise, and those arches....
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Think this is my first TLGP in this car. Came off the M4 the other day with a fast MINI behind and I was turning left onto the A34. No other cars behind, but MINI pulls into the next lane, so I think 'eh up, he fancies his chances!'. Sure enough, the lights change and he rockets away, but I was a fair bit quicker. Then the inevitable, a dawdler in the inside lane, so I'm now boxed in and MINI man goes past. It had a badge of some sort on the back, but we were going rather quickly and to get close enough to read it would've been silly, so I'll assume it was a JCW one. I could gain on him pretty easily, but once we hit 3 figures (km/h, obviously, officer!) I decided that was enough.
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^^ So you got beaten...by a MINI?!
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At least it wasn't too big a mismatch.  I overtook a Golf 1.6TDi yesterday and the young lad driving it tried it on at the next set of lights.  Pity the fool...
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I didn't get beaten, I got trapped behind a slower car and it would've been dangerous to go around it with the MINI catching me up on the right. Then, when I easily caught him up again, I saw we were doing a crazy speed and thought better of it. Plus, the last time I got nicked for speeding was on the A thirty-bloody-four!

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My car is great for TLGP. Nobody expects to get toasted by a ratty 13 year old Mondeo estate.

And if I don't win, I lose nothing as I never expect to outdrag anyone!
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Full-fat Range Rover today.  I do quite enjoy it when someone in something expensive pulls alongside, having expected to get to the front of a line of plebs whom they can majestically sweep past, only to find that there's something with some welly at the front.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a road near here on a hill and it has a third lane for overtaking on the uphill side. I love going past the RR tossers in their V8 Vogues who think their 3 tonne behemoth is going to leave everything standing.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I used to drive the MINI, I did find it amusing easily pulling away from big SUVs (RR Sport most of the time) that had tried to intimidate me out of the way!
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

|I witnessed a bit of a "classic" yesterday on a local dual carriageway (30 limit).... semi-chavved up black Grand Punto in outside lane; plain-jane current-shape A-class on inside lane.
Lights changed to green, Punto engine heard screaming, loud but short burst of tyre squeal and small cloud of burnt rubber..... but the unbadged A-class just roared off ahead in near silence in a very undramatic way
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An extreme optimist in a 5 series GT (I'm guessing a 4-pot diesel) came up behind me when I was stopped at the lights on the roundabout joining the M3 at Basingstoke earlier - and chose to use the right hand lane (there was no-one else around) and give it the beans when the lights changed.

I gave it the full beans around the sharp left onto the slip road, and up it, and all I can say is Hahahahahahahahahahahaahaha!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a MINI One that tried to stop me overtaking it today.  In the TVR.  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TreVoR wrote:
I had a MINI One that tried to stop me overtaking it today.  In the TVR.  


Tried to stop by accelerating or blocking?!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PhilD wrote:
TreVoR wrote:
I had a MINI One that tried to stop me overtaking it today.  In the TVR.  


Tried to stop by accelerating or blocking?!


Accelerating!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TreVoR wrote:
PhilD wrote:
TreVoR wrote:
I had a MINI One that tried to stop me overtaking it today.  In the TVR.  


Tried to stop by accelerating or blocking?!


Accelerating!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was gaining on it fairly obviously (I wasn't even going that quickly - just cruising in top) as I approached a straight then all of a sudden as I got close, I stopped gaining.

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