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Post  ZED on Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:56 pm

Only a few inches here at the mo, but that's still a good enough excuse to go rallying down the lanes later tonight. drive1

Are you getting plenty to play in?
Elaine&Reg. Very Happy
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Post  mk1dave on Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:34 pm

There's enough to go playing in down here. Trying to road test black cabs is exciting in the snow I can tell you that much Very Happy
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Post  Mk3rob on Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:16 pm


On rest days........again Very Happy
down at Brize, they had about an inch of snow last night
Had a nice long lay in (Elaine its one of those days when you only see one 7 in it Very Happy Twisted Evil )

Ventured out about 3 and walked slipped down to the shops with my rucksack to get some supplies in, Spuds, carrots, cabage, bread and..................... some liquid anesthetic.

Dont forget your supplies for when the bar shuts affraid on Sat nite before opening for 1/2 an hour cheers
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Post  SUMB on Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:01 pm

Now I'm not saying it is bad here in Lincoln, but the whole city is still grid locked (8pm) as the 3 main roads in and out are on hills. Had to take a long detour to avoid them. I had to select 4WD to get on the drive.
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Post  minislapper on Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:12 pm

Terrible here. Roads closed, towns at a standstill. I'm having to walk/train/walk tomorrow as no way any of the cars will get out in this. Must have had about a foot or so over the last few days. Snowed non-stop all day today and more forecast for the rest of the week.

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Post  Mk3rob on Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:14 pm

Chaz

See you knew there was a reason for carrying aound that extra weight

(no not the waist line Twisted Evil )


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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:02 pm

Just had a 2 day coarse at Canterbury,lets just say that the drive was "interesting",especialy the homeward journey.We now have about an inch on top of the cars here in sunny Hastings,so it could be an interesting ride into work to Eastbourne tomorrow especially as they forcast more of the same tonight (might be diggin' myself out in the morning!!).
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Post  ZED on Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:43 am

We covered a fair few miles of country lanes last night, only about 4" of snow covering them, but quite a few abandoned cars along the way, probably because of the icy compacted areas, probably because some folks have absolutley no idea how to drive in it! Laughing
As soon as we got to the more used roads, there were queues & queues of traffic, and that was at around 7.30pm.... so back down the nearest lane we went! Cool I dread to think what the town centre areas would be like.

Phil was out yesterday afternoon/teatime delivering the milk around Notts, Newark & Lincolnshire. He said the roads were quite clear until he got to Fenella's Garden in Doddington, they'd had a bit more then their neighbours. He said that was the only time he was pleased he'd taken the HCPU, rather than the van.
Back at the farm, he decided to clear the drive using the Merlo, because the tractor couldn't get up the steep yard to the back fields. The drive was ok, but the yard was a BAD idea. I got out of the Land Rover and immediately slid on the ice that the snow had been hiding, I didn't get to take a step or anything. Even with my grippy soles, I was hanging onto the door handle to stop me going any further down the slope! Embarassed Laughing
Thankfully, Albert stood his ground and stayed firmly where he was parked. Unlike many vehicles in the past that have just slid down the yard until they've hit one of the walls, the lorry trailer, or the hedge then the electrity box (now that was worrying time for Phil, I think he had to change his pants). Laughing



Well, we've had a tiny bit more snow in the night, and hopefully we'll get a bit more today... Around 6" covering the roads would be nice to play in, pretty please. Smile

Hope you're all enjoying playing sideways Scamps in the snow Cool we wish you many more miles of it,
Elaine&Reg. Very Happy Very Happy



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Post  nhazelwood on Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:38 am

Spent yesterday in the works van on a nice road trip to Glasgow & back.

Left Birmingham about 4am & got back about 8pm, only hit a bit of snow in Glasgow on the M74.
Plenty of snow in the fields around scotland & the Lakes, but all the roads were passable.

Its great fun doing handbrake turns in a lwb van, (loaded with £30,000 of optical equipment)

Neil
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:02 pm

This is Saturday morning in North Yorkshire (2010 RAC Rally) and the Fulvia never missed a beat. Very Happy

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and this is my journey into work this morning. Laughing

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Post  nhazelwood on Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:18 pm

James,

Your not supposed to drive on the pavements, just because they've still got snow on them !! Very Happy

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Post  ZED on Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:56 pm

nhazelwood wrote:James,

Your not supposed to drive on the pavements, just because they've still got snow on them !! Very Happy

Neil

It's the only type of kerb crawling that Leanne will let him do! Laughing

Elaine. Wink
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:00 pm

I see you have fitted more suitable tyres for the snow - I assume the Carlos Fandango's are safely stored away ?
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Post  ZED on Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:44 am

Martin & Nettie wrote:I see you have fitted more suitable tyres for the snow - I assume the Carlos Fandango's are safely stored away ?

I think they came with it, Martin. Question

I've discovered that the Maxxis Trepador M8060's that my Jimny wears are brilliant in the snow. Cool
And Reg's 110 is doing alright with the BF Goodrich MT's that were on it when he bought it.... But they can be easily provoked into a 4 wheel drift! Cool Laughing


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Post  TRR Motorsport on Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:09 pm

Umm, now there's a layer of ice under the snow these Mud tyres are not so much fun! cyclops
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Post  OSR on Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:13 pm

It's rubbish here in Chester! All we've had is a light dusting half an inch at most Sad Been bloomin' cold though BMW was showing 15degF on monday morning affraid
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Post  ZED on Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:57 pm

TRR Motorsport wrote:Umm, now there's a layer of ice under the snow these Mud tyres are not so much fun! cyclops

Mine are still doing brilliantly. Cool
And the Jimny didn't slide down the yard when parked up.... Unlike the Range Rover Sport. Cue owner frantically running back towards it, jumping in, continuing the now fully sideways slide, hedge getting closer, and closer, and closer.... affraid




and..... SAVED, by a frozen clump of mud that the tyre clipped, directing the vehicle just passed the hedge!




Gimme my Jimny any day! It might not look flash, or cool, but it certainly performs well in these conditions,
Elaine. Very Happy


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Post  ZED on Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:04 pm

OSR wrote:Been bloomin' cold though BMW was showing 15degF on monday morning affraid

Yeah, it was -10°c here as well on Sunday. And they've forecast -11°c for tonight!


Mind you the girls at work have said it's currently -30°c in Poland *Bbrrrrr*
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Post  Ferretboy221 on Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:58 pm

Not a lot in cumbria really ....very fun with bf goodrich mud terrains on though!!!! v grippy but you can persuade them to drift when you want them too.

(ps i know the land rover looks filthy but ive done nearly 200 mile today....thats my excuse)

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Post  Nic-Nic on Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:13 pm

haha--- not much in Cumbria :-P
(go up to Penrith--- there was more than enough when I left (Tuesday night) :-D )
Nothing down at home though...


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Post  SUMB on Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:51 pm

The accumulative depth of snow in our back garden is about a foot. Just spent 2 hours tonight shovelling snow off the drive. I've got about a quarter of it done affraid

I need to get one of those plastic snow shovels. The bloody stuff keeps sticking to my concrete mixing shovel Mad
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:24 pm

Had a day at home today,the snow was that bad even the main routes in and out of the town were impassable,except if you had a 4x4,so I went out and bought a Discovery TDi for £400.00,a bit of a wreck but it certainly gets me about.It's a 3 door that's had the rear interior ripped out,the wings cut about and massive chunky tyres on it,you almost need a ladder to get in!! So I have now joined the Chelsea taxi brigade!!
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Post  Mk3rob on Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:27 pm

Just done Oxon A40 Cheltenham M5/6 Wolves

A bit in the verges on the way up.

My loop road, off a loop road had a little bit compacted, but managed to turn up on to my drive off the sloping road.

Snow, what snow. I think you easterners are making it up Twisted Evil

I will see for myself on Saturday, thats if it hasnt miraculously disappered Rolling Eyes


Anyway i thought youd just washed the Landie, I hope the off roading is a lot muddier than that.

Hey Chris, would that be tax deductable for recovery use Twisted Evil
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:30 pm

Havn't thought of that one Rob,I have thought about the potential of recovery work though!!
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Post  Mk3rob on Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:40 pm

Is that someone recovering you Twisted Evil

See you all on Sat bounce
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