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  1. Nope you lost me there................no flash was required for the photo,plus it was a left hand drive vehicle, Wow, I knew that some RHD vehicles have wipers set up for LHD, but never knew that they went the other way around also - unless that vehicle has 'clap hands' wipers.
  2. Th TdF, Giro d'Italia and? Tour of Spain, Paris-Roubaix, Milk Race (I may be showing my age a bit there ) I did like some of the stuff on the BBC Live Text pages, thinking up new colour jerseys to wear like the yellow and green - the "black & blue" jersey for most crashes, the "grey cardigan" for oldest rider, making the unoffical "lanterne rouge" for the rider who is at the back wear a red bike, red clothing, with a red light on a bendy pole and a wicker basket I wouldn't like to be doing the speeds that they get to on the downhill from the category 1 climbs - scary!
  3. I'd imagine not a towable as that would be a caravan or trailer tent Camper would just be the older name for a motorhome - see VW campers etc
  4. Ah you mean like the KC Foods van that pulled up just past the bus stop by the railway terrace shops, half on the pavement, the other half on the double-yellows, so that the two delivery lads could go and buy sausage baps and newspapers....
  5. Although there's no real reason why it couldn't have been named for that, depending on when 'fancy' became used in that sense, bearing in mind the various names attached to alleys and lanes across England where prostitutes worked.
  6. I *think* that on-net means if you're connected to a Sure mast (ie doesn't say Manx Pronto as your network connection)..
  7. From what I've heard, the beer tent made a loss, once the rent of the Bottleneck car park had been deducted. I wonder how much the Corpy charge for the car park over the 12 days or thereabouts that the tent was up?
  8. Head down to the paddock and find a NI-registered race team's van - ask them if they'll take it for you?
  9. You wanted to get from Johnny Watterson's to the Creg back road? Seems a little strange to go via the back road, but I suppose you'd miss out the Birch Hill and Onchan traffic?
  10. LDV - could you please email me your home address so that I can go round and take my pick of the stuff that you aren't using at the moment (including any money you might have saved up)? Thanks in advance. Don't worry about the rest of the stuff, just pick up his computers, router, modem etc.....
  11. Where the non-skid surface has been removed and replaced with a new 50 mph limit, you mean? If I remember the signs that were up on Saturday, as you come off the Blackboards heading north, you get a 50mph sign, but heading south you get a de-restriction sign at Fairy Bridge...
  12. It was there for one year, iirc. Wasn't it on the old bus station site that year?
  13. It's IE - compatability is not it's middle name..
  14. But you can't eliminate the most dangerous part of motorcycling which is car drivers. Not dissing car drivers either (I am one of them!) but there are some dumbasses that can't seem to figure out junctions and that little thing called "looking" before pulling out. Driving past Kewaige school t'other morning through the 20mph zone and I was overtaken by 3 bikers (not cars you'll note). However only one of them was doing about 50 so that's ok. "there are some dumbasses that can't seem to read speed limits". Thats a 20mph zone? It is during school opening and closing
  15. One bank can only speed up the cheque clearance cycle if all the banks agree, and if the law allows. We'd have quicker cheque clearance cycles if there weren't so many people who wrote cheques that bounced....
  16. Even those aren't a fair comparison - your choice was between Norwich (120,000+ people), Lincoln (120,000+ people), Carlisle (72,000+ people) and the IOM, where the largest residential area is Douglas at around 26,000 people. For the Lake District, Kendal would've been a fairer comparison to Douglas
  17. And from what they told me a couple weeks ago, the limit for normal rates is max length of 6.5m, max height of 2.5m. I was quoted £260 return if I could be within those limits - or £1,033 return if I was taller or longer.....
  18. Well I know you're a stickler for spelling. Have you considered laser surgery? Is he keeping rhino as well? Depends on the breed - a Holstein can weight over 750kg, which is more than a Rover Mini!
  19. Agreed, and Bailey's is just as greasy now - are they going for the cheaper option of Cheddar now instead of Mozzarella?
  20. No it isn't - hence the fatalities. A corner is a corner - as an inanimate object it cannot be safe or unsafe in and of itself. The speed limit of 40mph implies that the corner can be taken safely, assuming no other factors, at up to that speed by a vehicle. If a driver wishes to do more than the maximum speed limit at that specific place, they will do so, and face the consequences if they get it wrong. Traffic calming measures would not be put into place in a 40mph limit section of road (speed bumps etc), and you don't tend to see them in 30s either. Traffic calming measures only t
  21. The second answer was a ramp, what more do you want?
  22. Actually, the spitfire was in front of him - but not for long Because he was running out of fuel and needed to head back to France?
  23. rallybug

    Aldrige Audio

    Sad to see any local business go under, but to add to other comments I had a 2D bulb blow in my bathroom a couple years ago and bought two more from Aldridge's - they only sold the Philips ones at £20+ each/ I then found non-brand ones at Screwfix for just under £4 each. I'm not arguing on the price charged as presumably that was Philips RRP, but to keep my custom they could've stocked a few of a cheaper brand too..
  24. A Picasso is a Xsara - full model name is a Xsara Picasso.
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