Here we go again

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Racing roadkill, 8 Jan 2019.

  1. subaqua

    subaqua What’s the point

    Location:
    Leytonstone
    Playing chess with a pigeon is the analogy I think about . No matter how good you are all it will do is flap its wings , knock things over, poop on the board then fly off thinking it’s won.
     
  2. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I blame the Transporter films for this phenomenon, they made an Audi saloon with a rorty exhaust the favourite of the shaven-headed yob. Every night I lie awake and hear the hotted up German saloon car races on the distant Blackburn ring road.... neeeeow.... pop pop pop..... neeeeowww.... pop pop pop crackle.... neeeeowwww... pop pop pop....
     
  3. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Had this last night as I was turning into my road. A quite new, very noisy, very fast Merc came blasting past me from behind doing 70-80mph in a 30 zone!!!!!! FFS, instant death to anyone that inadvertently got in their way, what are these people thinking? I know I am not wrong about the speed as I spend a lot of time around cars and have been known to drive enthusiastically myself. Another thing I don't understand is, if you are going to drive like a nob and break the law why all the noise and show? You would at least try to be discreet about it and not attract attention to yourself.
     
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  4. DCBassman

    DCBassman Basses or Bikes? Hmmm...

    Location:
    Tavistock
    Remember that, say, a Merc E63 has an exhaust specifically designed to be switchable from 'reasonable' to 'full nobber'. Discretion is just not part of the story...
    Edit: and it's always on 'full nobber' when you start it up, specifically to impress the neighbours.
     
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  5. Trying to think what the German for 'Full Nobber' might be...
     
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  6. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Wankel?
     
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  7. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I'd be willing to bet that those German saloons are disproportionately represented amongst the 10% of cars that are uninsured.
     
  8. dodgy

    dodgy Guru

    Location:
    Wirral
    This thread isn't making sense. OP, can you be explicit? Did the police witness it and that's why they're speaking with him. If not, what is going on?
     
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  9. Dave Davenport

    Dave Davenport Guru

    Location:
    Hampshire
    Good luck with getting an answer to that, I suspect this is another of RR's flights of fancy.
     
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  10. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    Randy Rhodes?

    J RR Tolkien?

    Rolls Royce?
     
  11. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Location:
    Leicester
    Roger Rabbit
     
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  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Aye, you've got to ride down stair cases to make it exciting (on a hybrid). :laugh:
     
  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    That's an old E Class with the 'goggle eyes' - I'm surprised it's still on the road with the rust problems they had.
     
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  14. DCBassman

    DCBassman Basses or Bikes? Hmmm...

    Location:
    Tavistock
    The rusty ones were the W210 series. Mine's a 211. This had the fly-by-wire brakes, which are awesomely powerful. Except the pump is a lifed item, at £1800 a pop...
    Ouch.
    Edit: otherwise going well at 265000 miles.
    Edit2: Which means the pump is worth more than the car.
     
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  15. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Who would suggest such a thing? :whistle:
    Anyway, it was good of the boys in blue to let roadkill sit in the nice warm coffee shop while they dealt with his nasty abuser....
     
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