- Anyone else been having "fun" on the roads?
Was doing 50ishmph on the M74 tonight, car started to fishtail. Being in the position where you are doing that speed, and knowing the only way out of it is to boot it is not the most pleasant experience I've ever had. Dont think the artic behind me enjoyed it much either. We all stayed on the road. Unlike those folk that decided to close the M8 and M73 for most of the day – just how exactly does an artic lose an axle?
Anoyone else had pucker inducing experiences on the road today?Posted 8 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
I had some interesting (but entirely self inflicted) fun in the works car park this morning – an acre of flat white expanse was too good an opportunity to pass up! 🙂
Was getting the car squirrely on the way out of the car park this afternoon as well, don't think the guy behind apreciated it much.
I'm so childish!Posted 8 years agothegreatapeMember
Driving home from work early on Sunday morning, car coming the other way round a (for him) left hand bend lost it and spun, with his back end swinging across the road into my path. Fortunately there was a long bus stop that I could steer left into which meant he missed me by about a foot. He got that bend wrong, but thereafter he did a good job keeping his car on the road.Posted 8 years agolovewookieMember
last night's trip to Tesco was good. watching all the cars trying desperately to get up the hills, only to slow to a halt, then start travelling sideways! I flick on the 4WD and trundle past. 🙂
Smug? Moi? 😉
The looks we were getting from the neighbours who'd all come out to watch the slidey slidey on the hill as we drove past as if it were a dry road was quite something.
I like my little Tonka toy, it's only a Hyundai Tuscon, but it's better than most for getting about.Posted 8 years ago
M_F – I'm going for the "it was the safest option available" option on this one. To drive any slower would have brought with it other dangers. Never been caught between a rock and a hard place? Worst traffic conditions I've ever driven in, but far from the worst road conditions.Posted 8 years ago
I've completely avoided making two motorway journeys after witnessing other drivers on 30mph-limit roads yesterday morning. People doing c40mph in worsening conditions. You just know that the motorways would be littered with idiots who beleive their ACT/TCS or whatever the **** things called will save them. Or of course that they are a driving God and ice or part snow patches wont apply to them.Posted 8 years agokenneththecurtainMember
I (perhaps unwisely) decided to take my new-found car park drifting prowess to the streets. Which was going pretty well until I kissed the apex a bit too tightly on a spicy right hander and took a nice chunk out of a verge.
Was pretty funny until we got to where we were going and discovered the impact had launched my mates bike off the rack…Posted 8 years agoWTFMember
Bought these for such situations.Posted 8 years ago
"well and truly puckered on the motorbike in Oxford yesterday, no such fun today as we were just in the landrover laughing at the little people. "
Motorbike and snow is not a good mix. Did it once when I was 17 as I thought it would be great. It wasn't…
Heading home from Perth was fun. The Quattro system is a truly wonderful thing.Posted 8 years agomartinxyzMember
slw,thats what i had today.some white merc van overtook on dual carriageway heading south from Inverness and passed me whilst cutting thru untouched snow on a climb.I dont mind driving in it but these days its the worry of folk sliding across the road into you that bothers me.
a few years ago in whiteout conditions an L200 hit the front of a lorry next to me as i pulled off the A9 into a slip road and the guy luckily only split his head wide open. we put a jacket of his around his head and told him it didnt look too bad.the mess of what sprayed out the back of his truck is still at the side of the road 2 years on.this all happened with each vehicle approaching each other about 45mph.Posted 8 years agocoffeekingMember
Took me an hour to travel 8 miles, stopping twice to clear the snow from under my wiper blade seating area and to clear my headlights that were practically useless. No scary moments though, know my car well and keep a LONG distance behind people when it snows.
Did enjoy the "tweak the handbrake and slide perfectly into the parking space" in an empty area of Tescos enormous car park though :).Posted 8 years agocoffeekingMember
for a cycling forum it's amazing how easily the urge to "have fun" driving a car in the snow is stronger than that of worrying about other road users, cyclists in particular.
Most people aren't stupid enough to "have fun" while there's a risk of taking out other people/cars/cyclists, I'd hope. And just because you're on a cycling forum doesn't mean people are automatically "anti-car". Some are, but most cyclists are also drivers, and many cyclists are also petrolheads, just petrolheads more aware of their impact on others and more careful where they play.Posted 8 years ago
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