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je suis Charlie
post Jan 29 2018, 04:50 PM
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Ahh, I remember the 70's well, whole tribes of gone feral drivers standing on roundabouts, scratching their heads, living off errant pigeons and roadkill. Trapped in a motoring limbo because satnav and 'apps' didn't exist. How did we all manage? I mean, navigating to the moon AND back? Without an iPhone? Impossible!


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post Jan 29 2018, 07:14 PM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jan 29 2018, 03:38 PM) *
laugh.gif Driving advice, from 'Mr Speedy' laugh.gif

Well you have to keep a hand free for the tin of Stella.
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post Jan 29 2018, 07:55 PM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jan 29 2018, 04:50 PM) *
Ahh, I remember the 70's well, whole tribes of gone feral drivers standing on roundabouts, scratching their heads, living off errant pigeons and roadkill. Trapped in a motoring limbo because satnav and 'apps' didn't exist. How did we all manage? I mean, navigating to the moon AND back? Without an iPhone? Impossible!


No doubt you remember the robin hood roundabout when it was 3 lanes. People would go into the next county to avoid it. laugh.gif


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post Jan 30 2018, 07:19 AM
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If you remember school geography lessons, you don't need sat navs or maps, just use the other roads to the major towns on your route.
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post Jan 30 2018, 07:35 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jan 29 2018, 04:43 PM) *
Yes they are! They are ideal when there are diversions. tongue.gif

Not if you are not sure where you are.
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post Jan 30 2018, 09:27 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jan 30 2018, 07:35 AM) *
Not if you are not sure where you are.

The big sign saying 'Newbury' on the side of the road is often a good clue. I know you don't do signs well but for most people it's enough.


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post Jan 30 2018, 11:29 AM
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How many of us carry a compass in the car? For a couple of quid it is an invaluable tool when one finds themselves "completely" lost.
Even the most confused motorist surely knows which direction they are supposed to be travelling.


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post Jan 30 2018, 05:11 PM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jan 30 2018, 09:27 AM) *
The big sign saying 'Newbury' on the side of the road is often a good clue. I know you don't do signs well but for most people it's enough.

Not so useful when traveling elsewhere, or are looking for somewhere safe to stop, thus loosing one’s bearings. Map reading can be a bit of a challenge, especially with the on-set of complex roads and road junctions.
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post Jan 30 2018, 05:13 PM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jan 30 2018, 11:29 AM) *
How many of us carry a compass in the car? For a couple of quid it is an invaluable tool when one finds themselves "completely" lost.
Even the most confused motorist surely knows which direction they are supposed to be travelling.

That isn’t really the issue at hand; however, my phone has a compass.
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post Jan 30 2018, 06:49 PM
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Tot homines, quot sententiae.


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post Jan 31 2018, 11:37 AM
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Many cars have a built in electronic compass these days of course.
If investing in a stand alone compass vital you get one that allows you to
correct the reading to overcome magnetic interference around the dashboard.

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post Jan 31 2018, 01:23 PM
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QUOTE (gel @ Jan 31 2018, 11:37 AM) *
Many cars have a built in electronic compass these days of course.
If investing in a stand alone compass vital you get one that allows you to
correct the reading to overcome magnetic interference around the dashboard.


The nearest my old bus gets to modernity is the absence of a starting handle. rolleyes.gif I would hope that anyone who used a compass to get a rough guide as to N/S etc would be parked up and outside the vehicle and even then it doesn't assist to much if the sun is out. Like the thing they used to put on pocket knives to remove stones from horse's hooves, not much use apart from the one time in your life you come across a horse and it has something lodged in it's frog and then everyone is thankful.


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post Feb 1 2018, 07:49 PM
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We get a good few asks in the roads round where I work. There are plenty of signs, but still get bothered by folks asking the way to places. Will tell them to get a msp or use their phone in future.
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post Feb 1 2018, 08:26 PM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Jan 29 2018, 04:50 PM) *
Ahh, I remember the 70's well, whole tribes of gone feral drivers standing on roundabouts, scratching their heads, living off errant pigeons and roadkill. Trapped in a motoring limbo because satnav and 'apps' didn't exist. How did we all manage? I mean, navigating to the moon AND back? Without an iPhone? Impossible!



10/10 on the oh so irony.


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post Feb 1 2018, 08:29 PM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Jan 31 2018, 01:23 PM) *
The nearest my old bus gets to modernity is the absence of a starting handle. rolleyes.gif I would hope that anyone who used a compass to get a rough guide as to N/S etc would be parked up and outside the vehicle and even then it doesn't assist to much if the sun is out. Like the thing they used to put on pocket knives to remove stones from horse's hooves, not much use apart from the one time in your life you come across a horse and it has something lodged in it's frog and then everyone is thankful.


I still have my granddads pocket knife with one of those tools. He always said it was for getting boy scouts out of girl guides.


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post Feb 1 2018, 10:00 PM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Feb 1 2018, 08:29 PM) *
I still have my granddads pocket knife with one of those tools. He always said it was for getting boy scouts out of girl guides.

What is it then? A bucket of cold water?
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post Feb 2 2018, 09:13 AM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Feb 1 2018, 08:29 PM) *
I still have my granddads pocket knife with one of those tools. He always said it was for getting boy scouts out of girl guides.


laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Feb 2 2018, 02:41 PM
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Want a car that is totally reliable?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-42917101

I know the older Peugeots were good,............But not this good. wink.gif


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