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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:37 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

That's really annoying behaviours, especially when they slow back down for the corners and speed up as soon as there might be an opportunity to overtake.  It's less of an issue these days.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


Tried to stop by accelerating or blocking?!


Accelerating!


Like pissing on a forest fire!


I think that some of the people who do things like this because their car is newer and therefore 'better' - always a notion that needs disabusing, I think.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Earlier this week I arrived at some traffic lights in town behind a Hyundai i30 (I think) that had a spectacularly inappropriate bumper sticker reading something like 'Speed demon' or similar, with a baseball cap at the wheel. As this combination was at the front of the line in the right-hand of two lanes I suspected baseball cap was going to attempt a scalding getaway and imagined I'd be able to follow when the lights went green. He stalled.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had the misfortune to make a couple of city trips over the last few days.

Got tailgated by what turned out to be a minicab IS 220D, and the gods of motoring smiled by giving me a set of reds so he could slot in on my right, jump the lights and still get left for dead.

Three young chimps in a tatty Astra of the W-plate kind (I doubt that there will be any spotters here along the lines of 'E39' etc) who had a go at three successive sets of lights, each time hanging back in the lowest possible gear to try to get the jump.  Sorry, but No.  


Actually, I'm not sorry.  Not about any of it.  These people bring it on themselves, and I'm too childish to save them from the fate they so clearly deserve.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dual carriageway, red lights, horrendously lowered circa 1995 Civic pulls up alongside, a Mk4 Golf alongside him. Lights change, off we tootle. Up to about 30 mph all is normal until Civic boy boots it to demonstrate the worst exhaust note I have ever heard. It becomes apparent that they are together judging by the lane swapping and mild acceleration. Next lights are red but change as we approach and there is still all sorts of lane changing going on around the roundabout. Then, joy of joys, we are all joining the motorway. Now, this is the very start of the motorway, from the roundabout. No slip road, straight into motorway. From that point they were doomed....
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An E46 330ci pulled up alongside me at traffic lights the other day where, after a hundred yards or so, the left lane (where I was) splits left to join another road and the right lane does likewise. Normally you'd fancy your chances against most other things in one of those, but in this case there was no contest. He'd clearly planned to beat me away from the lights because he tucked into my wake and took the left lane as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if this counts as new-found maturity, or just a sense that some things are best avoided?

Badly-parked 65 plate 330d at the local Shell when I filled up, four young lads inside, who started asking questions about The Beast.  They were pleasant enough, but not the sort of people I was going to invite round for tea.  I paid, and the asked a couple of fairly incoherent questions as I walked back - I concluded that they were probably of traveller stock, and the car still had plastic covering on the seats so I think they'd literally just bought it.  They wanted to know if I wanted a race along the nearby stretch of dual carriageway.  I declined.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't mind seeing a 335d v yours , especially from a rolling start

The in gear times are ludicrous .
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I'd want to be in 2nd at 20mph...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
I wonder if this counts as new-found maturity, or just a sense that some things are best avoided?

Badly-parked 65 plate 330d at the local Shell when I filled up, four young lads inside, who started asking questions about The Beast. They were pleasant enough, but not the sort of people I was going to invite round for tea. I paid, and the asked a couple of fairly incoherent questions as I walked back - I concluded that they were probably of traveller stock, and the car still had plastic covering on the seats so I think they'd literally just bought it. They wanted to know if I wanted a race along the nearby stretch of dual carriageway. I declined.


What colour was their BMW?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bright metallic blue.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About 3 weeks ago I was completely owned by a yoof in a first gen Civic Type R. It could have been highly modified, it was very quick, but I was properly embarrassed by it. That said, after the timing belt issue on the V50 I was certain it's performance was somewhat off. Anyway, couple of nights ago, another 1st gen Type R is joining the motorway I referred to a few posts further back. Grudge match.

It wasn't an astounding walk over, the Type R is a quick thing when the revs build but I'm pleased to report that he was shown that a middle aged bloke in a Volvo T5 can properly shift. All I could hear in my car was his exhaust. I bet he could barely hear himself think inside that Civic, whilst mine felt stable, fairly quiet and, well, just calm by comparison.

Childish but so satisfying.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sat at lights in the middle lane of a three lane roundabout entrance, as it's the only one which goes my way. I'd seen a new A Class in the overtaking lane of the dual that leads up to it, despite the nearside lane being empty. Hmm. The car is occupied by two young blokes, who duck into the lane to my left at the last minute. Their car moves, so clearly it's on the clutch. He keeps moving forward, and is at least six feet over the line. I wait for the lights crossing to go to amber, select first, bring to bite and release handbrake, and, well, you know the rest.

I can never understand why people can be so impatient and determined to get the jump but then pay no attention to the signs that the lights will soon change - so they react with all the alacrity of a bear shrugging off the effects of hibernation.  And oh, I'm no more grown up than when I started this thread.  This 'therapy' is not working...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had one the other night. A set of lights in a 30mph limit at the end of a dual carriageway. The right lane is for right turn. On the other side of the lights as it narrows to two way traffic is a right turn with barely enough room to get past if a car is turning right.

I was stopped at the red lights in the inside lane to go straight on and saw a black Astra coming up behind in the outside lane but not indicating right and going quite quickly.

The lights changed when the Astra was a couple of car lengths behind but still doing perhaps 20mph. It was immediately apparent that he was going straight on as he put his foot down, only to get the front of his bonnet level with me and then find himself going backwards. The irritating thing was that he then turned right on the other side of the lights meaning that he was going to try to get ahead of me using the wrong lane and then hold me up while he waited to turn.

And no twelfth, when it comes to some things you never grow up!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fester ST. A Volvo estate. Done by a Volvo estate! Oh, the shame.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe I've not had anything to report during this time, good job others are there to do the Right Thing!
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to have this truck for the TLGP:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBzVlqknZGE
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tara's sisters boyfriend has just got a  2006 Cayman S in grey (looks great), to replace a Range Rover Sport

We have been away in Stratford at the weekend camping, so on the way home what better than a duel up the A46.  

25-110 (km/h) the Cayman just couldn't get away. Focus was quicker lower down and I was ever so slightly gaining on him from about 40-70, and it  then evened off again.

I still love my car after 4 and a half years
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I left a roundabout yesterday, not anywhere near full beans, and reached the 40 limit where I stayed. I noticed a first-gen Octavia in the rear view mirror, driving as though the single lane and accompanying bus lane are both fair game. I wasn't surprised to be able to see whether he's shaved (or even brushed his teeth) that morning as he attached himself to my bumper, still exerting what must at best be termed lax lane discipline.

Next set of lights is briefly (very briefly) two lanes, and I'm turning right immediately thereafter, so sit to the right. I am equally unsurprised to see my new pal sit to my left, and to be waiting for the 'B of the Bang.' I crush him like a fly, o yes...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Child!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know it...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had to let a hair gel type get the better of me yesterday, oh the ignominy.  He was in the right lane at a tight roundabout and I approached in the left.   Lights changed as I was stopping so I stayed in 2nd and didn't go nuts, acceleration-wise. Almost straight away I can hear the squeal of tyres in first from this bloke's Swift, and the worrying sound of tyres giving up lateral grip.  It was good job I backed off because he ended up in my lane, though I am galled at the prospect of him describing it otherwise to his mates. Oh, the shame...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But you let him have that one for safety reasons. So worry not.
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Not a get off the line job, but I was surprised that a hard driven 120d couldn't drop my little 1.4 the other morning, as I would've thought it has more power and torques. It was right up my arse and very annoying, so I let them past at an overtaking lane and then set off after them after they passed. Kept up easy...
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Yesterday I collected my Ma from LGW and took her for lunch with two of the boys. So we're 4-up. A E46 M3 was a wee bit aggressive at the South Terminal roundabout as we made our way to the M23; he was about 400m ahead of me but driving like a cock. Hmm. Looks like fun, I thought.

I managed to be positioned behind him as we came up to the M23 roundabout and hey, he's going north too. I joined the M23 before him, despite him being in front. I let him catch me again before reassuring him that a B5 BiTurbo Touring with four passengers is more brutal than a driver-only E46 M3.

I'm glad I'm still childish.
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Off topic I know but I was thinking about your purchase at the weekend and wondered, with the fall in the value of the , if you could sell it in Europe for a profit and fund the purchase of a RHD one in the UK.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Blue wrote:
I let him catch me again before reassuring him that a B5 BiTurbo Touring with four passengers is more brutal than a driver-only E46 M3.


and how much better would it have been if you had a roof rack with an old mattress on it  
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Wondered if I was going to get my arse handed to me today when a white Tesla pulled up next to me.  No idea what model.  Within city limits and with gradient, camber and corner, so I didn't really go for it.  But my new-found friend was even more mature than me.  I do like the Tesla.

Unlike the eternally optimistic yoof in a Corsa on the way back.
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Maybe Tesla boy was suffering range issues and declined the opportunity to hasten his walk?  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you both felt it was going to be too close to call so better just to act sensibly and pick fights elsewhere - a bit like the cold war!
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Two yesterday, having had a couple of days software training which necessitated travel.

I was getting ready to leave the motorway and a black Clio with fairy lights pulls in behind me, and gets closer.  Soon I can't see his headlights.  There's a lorry in front, so there's nowhere to go.  Slip road opens into two lanes, so I overtake the lorry, and as the lights at the roundabout change I move into the nearside lane.  Clio has also overtaken the lorry, and I can't help but wonder which lane he's going to stop  in (two of the three turn left).  He comes to rest to my right, and is, like me, turning left.  I conclude that as he's a tailgater, maturity shall not prevail.  I also prepare to give it the full beans as it could well be a hot Clio.  It becomes apparent as he gets going from the B of the bang that, erm, it isn't.  The gap that opened was so big and opened so quickly that I must admit I laughed out loud.  

I was following a Peugeot 1007 (the postman pat jobbie with the sliding doors), along a stretch of dual carriageway.  One of those who isn't really getting a move-on, but who tailgates anything slower in his lane whilst completely refusing to ever move over to let anyone else by.  Approaching the roundabout where I turn off, he's still sat there despite an empty nearside lane, and I am willing the lights to change.  They do.  I move left, and again Pat is off at the B of the bang, to no avail.  I am an infant, but justify it to myself in that some people have to be taught a lesson!


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