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landydoctor

Trekker
So let me get this straight..

The transport systems grind to a halt for the following reasons

Leaves on the line..
wrong type of rain... (and this was the tube that said it!! :rolleyes:)
snow....(only need 2cm)
ice
Sun (apparently it warps the rails)
now it's too windy

I've come to the conclusion that i can only go to work if it's a damp drizzly day with low wind speeds and no hotter than 28c:(

How do people in sweeden and places like that cope?? :confused:
 
because they are prepared!
I started my winterising back in September by filling the screenwash with neat fluid.
making sure the antifreeze is OK (50/50)

fit the GRIPPY tires
make sure the old coal bag is in front of the rad, to make the heater less cold!!
swear at the bloke who fitted the vent seals last time around (they were leaking AGAIN) change the flipping seals
get the thing serviced (not at the stealer!)
put in to the back: big tow rope, tow strop, snatch block, winch control, all the shackles, shovel, big coat, dry boots, sweets/juice, extra screenwash (parts and acquisitions!) and jumper cables!. :D
 
How do people in sweeden and places like that cope?? :confused:

they don't Dave , theres no such thing as 'people in Sweden' and 'places like that'. 'abroad' was something invented by the government to explain all the disappearing people in the guise of 'x pats'.
there is just england , the world is flat and the stars are nothing more than little tiny holes in the sky.
 
:D:D really?? tiny holes?? what the F**k is patrick moore banging on about then.... does france exist?? tell me that was a lie as well..pleeeease!!:eek:
 
they don't Dave , theres no such thing as 'people in Sweden' and 'places like that'. 'abroad' was something invented by the government to explain all the disappearing people in the guise of 'x pats'.
there is just england , the world is flat and the stars are nothing more than little tiny holes in the sky.

You just made me spit my beer over the keyboard......:D
 
Hooorah, I finally got home at 22:00 last night after finishin at 18:30.

3.5 hours to get 42 miles!!! beat that Ellen MacArthur!!

Bleedin' weather, Grrrrr
 
I walked from Liverpool street to Surrey quays, picked up the landy and screemed my way through the little cars that were strugling to drive over twigs :D:D great fun.... the wind made the drive a bit interesting tho :eek:
 
Was great fun out working last night! Took the 110 out to play. Loads of trees down on the roads all round the area must of towed at least six to the side. Should have tried to be a bit more gentle, tow pack on the 110 now has a slight kink in it:rolleyes: Tree surgeons were in a lane in ripley cutting a few trees so gave them a hand and dragged a large tree that was covering the road. Loads of people were trying to get round on the grass but then ended up getting stuck:)
A good nights sport.
Tony
 
Spent less night driving into the centre of Birmingham, as was called by a friend who was trying to get the train home, when they closed the doors to the station on her....
 
How do people in sweeden and places like that cope?? :confused:

By law our car in Finland has to have winter tyres fitted from October to March. We drive down to the local ATS equivalent they get our winter tyres out of storage fit them and store the summer tyres until we need them again.

A large part of the local tax (council tax) is there to pay for the winter as the army of gritters or towns and roads are incredible plus cleaning up all the grit in Feb/March.

All apartment blocks and shops have a duty of care for the patch of pavement outside of them so they are kept well gritted.

The motorway have snow ploughs and the speed limit is reduced from 120 kph to 100 kph and it's qite usual to be doing that down grooves made by other cars.

Local roads arn't cleared that much which makes them great fun.

Ferries to Sweden and Estonia run but the ice breakers need to clear a channel and keep it clear.

The trains just keep going, the do have a little gizmo that runs along the tracks every so often defrosting them but I've never been delayed by more than a couple of minutes.

The only thing that does not work are he new trams that run on line 7 & 7a in Helsinki they were bought in from Italy and no one checked their operating temps. They give up at -10, but it's not a problem the just use the old rolling stock.
 
Law to put on winter tyres.
Can you imagine that here,the do-gooders that run this country would have a field day.
Right that is it,I am emigrating.
 
Right that is it,I am emigrating.

go down the coast , dig a trench starting at the sea and ending at the sea. you now have your own island.
but be careful , tony might invade and occupy 'ahem' liberate you on the off chance that you are harboring oil 'ahem' weapons of mass destruction.
 
they don't Dave , theres no such thing as 'people in Sweden' and 'places like that'. 'abroad' was something invented by the government to explain all the disappearing people in the guise of 'x pats'.
there is just england , the world is flat and the stars are nothing more than little tiny holes in the sky.


ssshhhhh that supost to be a secret. ( airports are just recall centres where they implant memories of your holidays and business trips and the planes you see over head are just holograms, as if we could get a great big bit of metal to float in the sky. )
 
they don't Dave , theres no such thing as 'people in Sweden' and 'places like that'. 'abroad' was something invented by the government to explain all the disappearing people in the guise of 'x pats'.
there is just england , the world is flat and the stars are nothing more than little tiny holes in the sky.

ssshhhhh that supost to be a secret. ( airports are just recall centres where they implant memories of your holidays and business trips and the planes you see over head are just holograms, as if we could get a great big bit of metal to float in the sky. )

Are you guys really this funny or are we missing some website that you've nicked it from? Don't forget copyright applies on this site and is stringently monitored.....

But do we exist anyway? Have we disappeared? :eek: Abroad? Are we just part of the cunning plot to make you believe the sun shines everywhere else apart from in the UK?
(Far away ex-pat voice....."Very nice weather today chaps and chapesses, nice and sunny, great day for tinkering with the old toys....." fade off right......)
 
A tree fell down in the road round the corner on Wednesday's wind. It has strangely been getting smaller each time I pass.
 
Are you guys really this funny or are we missing some website that you've nicked it from? Don't forget copyright applies on this site and is stringently monitored.....

But do we exist anyway? Have we disappeared? :eek: Abroad? Are we just part of the cunning plot to make you believe the sun shines everywhere else apart from in the UK?
(Far away ex-pat voice....."Very nice weather today chaps and cheapnesses, nice and sunny, great day for tinkering with the old toys....." fade off right......)

thats only if every thing else apart from your consciousness actually exists.
everything you perceive might only be your consciousness keeping itself amused and in reality there might be you and nothing else, only darkness.
 
Are you guys really this funny or are we missing some website that you've nicked it from? Don't forget copyright applies on this site and is stringently monitored.....

But do we exist anyway? Have we disappeared? :eek: Abroad? Are we just part of the cunning plot to make you believe the sun shines everywhere else apart from in the UK?
I think Rob's away with the faries, anyway!:D
 
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