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On 19 Feb 2008 at 11:49am Taff wrote:
have you noticed just how much our country lanes have deteriated. My guess, its the chelsea tractor drivers forcing standard cars up onto the verges and banks eroding them away.
On 19 Feb 2008 at 1:15pm Amethyst wrote:
How about old ladies in their Ford Fiestas who think they are driving Sherman Tanks and wont move over although they have two feet the other side of the car. Or maybe it is the shere volume of traffic using the country roads as a rat run.
On 19 Feb 2008 at 3:21pm Andrew Richardson wrote:
More likely to be farm trucks and heavy machinery, who are the primary users of these roads, together with the local authorities not being arsed to fix the surfaces.
I'd say if a 4x4 is along a country lane, chances are the owner actually lives in the country and may need to go off road from time to time, so their vehicle probably doesn't count as a "Chelsea tractor".
On 19 Feb 2008 at 3:58pm The Super K wrote:
A hahahahahahahaha Good one Andrew. No REALLY GOOD JOKE. people in 4x4 living in the country, Ahhhhhhh that one will keep me going all night Ha ha ha ha ha.
On 20 Feb 2008 at 8:14am Taff wrote:
So howcome the erosion appearsa to have accelerated in the last 3 to 4 years? Tractors and such have been usingh these lanes long before then! Its the vans and the 4 x 4s
On 20 Feb 2008 at 11:26am Andrew Richardson wrote:
Dunno, maybe then. Can't say I've noticed a massive increase in traffic on them. During the spring/summer I often use them in the rush hour (cycling) to get to work and sometimes never see any cars on the single track bits at all.
On 20 Feb 2008 at 11:27am Andrew Richardson wrote:
Oi! I like my fantasy world.
On 20 Feb 2008 at 2:14pm The Super K wrote:
Can I join it?
On 22 Feb 2008 at 12:20am lopster wrote:
Super K - you regard Lewes as an urban environment then, City of Lewes? - or can you possibly conceive that the town is not much more than a mile long/wide at its greatest and that all around is errh countryside (flood plains, forest, Downs, fields, narrow lanes, B roads, grass, mud et al) - certainly countryside by my definition - also as most of the town is riddled with speed bumps that wreck "standard" shock absorbing systems (not those on 4x4s though) - and given the frequency of flooded lanes around the Town I would suggest that a 4x4 is a very suitable vehicle for residents of the locale
On 23 Feb 2008 at 12:35am Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
4 x 4's.......... how else can someone nip to the supermarket?
Bicycles.......... I refuse to ride a bike nowadays as the new age cyclists are a pain in the you-know-where. They are always patting themselves on the back about how "carbon-neutral" they are, whilst spending a fortune on over-priced man-made fibre clothing.
On 24 Feb 2008 at 8:25pm Andrew Richardson wrote:
Spinster: The stuff you wrote about bikes - was that supposed to be bait for me? I tried to pat myself on the back once while riding but a fell off the bike. Must be all those potholes in the country lanes innit.
On 24 Feb 2008 at 8:28pm Andrew Richardson wrote:
Speshly round Barcombe Mills. Although you'd probably want a boat there instead.
On 24 Feb 2008 at 8:36pm lewesianne wrote:
I like a man in spandex! Not when you can see the arse pit sweat stains though.
On 24 Feb 2008 at 8:56pm zola wrote:
Eeaagghh.....That's awful Lewesianne...And that's coming from me!! Spinster...Any comments?
On 25 Feb 2008 at 8:17am The Super K wrote:
Hello Lopster. No I don't class Lewes as a city, far from it. I DO class 4x4 vehicles as necessary to get from A to B in say Africa, and war zones and NOT in a country with and excellent tarmac ROAD system.
Speed Bumps don't Wreak standard suspension shocks if you SLOW DOWN for them. THATS THE IDEA OF SPEED BUMPS!!!! as for flooded lanes around Lewes, bar barcombe mills which is easy to get round even in my little car. WHERE???????? Where are these Flooded lanes?
On 25 Feb 2008 at 4:14pm lewesianne wrote:
Hi Zola
Been away for a bit but feel like I've been out of the forum world for ages.
What happened to your friend, that cheeky Tiger Girls guy, can't remember his name, sorry.
On 25 Feb 2008 at 9:12pm zola wrote:
Cossack? He hasn't been around for ages.Think he got bored...Was fun while it lasted though eh...Certainly had me fooled for a while.Must have driven the regulars nuts....
On 25 Feb 2008 at 9:32pm lopster wrote:
ahh if only WE had an EXCELLENT tarmac road system - two cars cannot pass in many roads around Lewes resulting in passing on verges and/or dirches - take a trip to Heathfield the most direct route and you'll see - I have a family with four people over 6' - and two dogs - cannot all get into much less than a 4x4 - I drive down a cart track to get to my yhouse so short of leaving the car half a mile up a lane and wading the rest (pot holes, muddy puddles) - I use public transport whenever possible (I commute 100 miles a day and ALWAYS use the train) and journeys of less than a mile and a half I walk - just ask the taxi drivers about Southover and Friars walk speed humps - did I say I speed over them or just that they ride better in a car with decent ground clearance and industrial shock systems - even the buses wallow over them hurling people around like gerbils in a centrifuge
On 25 Feb 2008 at 10:16pm The Super K wrote:
Yeah we too were a family of 4 with dogs we coped with a volvo.
As for driving down an impassable country lane to get to your house.....congratulation you are the only person in and around Lewes that needs a 4x4, I apologise.
I bet my ford Fiesta has done more "off road" than 95% of the cumbersome 4x4's on the road, (your classed in the other 5%).
It wouldn't be so bad if they could all go off road but many are as useful off road than normal car.
Besides all I said was that most 4x4 drivers don't live out in tut Sticks, and please don't think I'm anti 4x4 because of "global" issues, I'm anti 4x4 because most (I said MOST) are driven by women (and sometimes men) that can't drive and park a Mini let alone an aircraft carrier.
On 26 Feb 2008 at 11:32am Dr Atkins wrote:
My wife is excellent at parking our 4x4, and we drive it because we like 4x4's. Whats wrong with that? Incidentally, people drive sports cars, does that mean they can only drive them at Silverstone?
On 26 Feb 2008 at 9:33pm The Super K wrote:
Yes Dr. I think I've seen your wife parking, she's the one that takes up 4 spaces at Tescos parking sideways. Or was that you?
On 26 Feb 2008 at 10:27pm lauren wrote:
Sorry super K, that was me :-)
On 27 Feb 2008 at 12:25pm Dr Atkins wife wrote:
Actually, I can get in spaces that most people would struggle to get a mini into. And no, I don't just knock the cars out of the way, and park on top of them.
On 27 Feb 2008 at 12:58pm Janet Street Preacher wrote:
I have a question, why are most 4x4 drivers overweight?
Is it because they want to be bigger in the vehicle as well as out of it or is it because they want to be surrounded and comforted by excess weight?
On 27 Feb 2008 at 2:49pm The Super K wrote:
Leave Dr Atkins alone, He CAN LOSE WEIGHT by eating Bacon and Saussages every meal, Cut those Carbs Dr Cut those Carbs.
I really Don't care how well you THINK you drive. Simple fact you've no need to be driving one. The 4x4 is the new sports car for men with small genitalia. Enjoy your "off roading" this weekend when you drive from Lewes to Barcombe on contry Lanes!
Lauren did I see you "parked" up on the Double Yellows in the middle of the High Street in Rush Hour as well? ;-)
On 27 Feb 2008 at 6:25pm Dr Atkins wrote:
Quote-"I really Don't care how well you THINK you drive. Simple fact you've no need to be driving one."
What difference does it make whether it is a 4x4 or a Ford Escort? Don't all cars have an impact on the environment? I get fed up with people slagging off 4x4 drivers, we just happen to enjoy driving them, and that is our choice. We get penalised enough financially for driving one, so get off of our backs.
On 27 Feb 2008 at 6:55pm lopster wrote:
Janet Sleep Poacher - don't be a prune all your life - perhaps big people (errh tall?) are more able to get into bigger cars than smaller shoeboxes? or do you think its like the terrapin that grows to fit the size of his environment? Special K - how come so many women drive 4x4's too? how is that a comment on their genitalia size? Where else is there to park in lewes - if you have the entitlement to park on DYLs then why not use it? There are twice as many cars on the road than there were 20 years ago THAT is where the wear'n'tear'n'pollution comes from - it is juggernauts taking loads on roads that should be going by train that cause the cast majority of the damage to our roads - I don't like red, a have a phobia about it due to witnessing a decapitation involving a motor-cyclist and a scaffolding lorry when I was v. young - the blood sprayed over three cars - BAN ALL RED CARS I SAY - I have to cross the road to miss them, I come out in a cold sweat - shiver
On 27 Feb 2008 at 7:05pm lauren wrote:
Hi super K, it might have been me when i was crawling into the docs for my back :-) :-) . how are you me old mucker :-)
On 27 Feb 2008 at 9:18pm The Super K wrote:
As previous post show I don't give a damn about the enviroment and the effect of "Gas Guzzlers".
Yes you are over taxed (arn't we all?)
I still stand by my first post that I can't see the need for people to drive an Off Road vehicle in this country, (Lopster and Farmers excluded).
Women drive 4x4's to get their children to school in order to protect them from having to cross a busy road full of 4x4's full of women driving their kids to school.
FTR I don't much like motor bikes either as they are a danger to many on the road. And red cars crash more (although I think thats to do with young drivers).
On 27 Feb 2008 at 11:06pm lauren wrote:
Hi Super K, yes it more than likely was me crawling into the docs to get more pain relief. Sorry :-)
On 28 Feb 2008 at 9:59am Enoch wrote:
On exchanging my 4x4 to get something more economical, when looking at a Saab estate the saleman pointed out that it only did 25mpg and was therefore more of a gas guzzler than my 4x4 which was on a par with a Mini Cooper! I am sure there are many more cars out there which are economically worse than 4x4s.
On 28 Feb 2008 at 11:50am lauren wrote:
I totally agree with you Enoch and regret getting rid of mine though pressure.
On 28 Feb 2008 at 11:56am lauren wrote:
Im using my kids laptop so sorry about above spellig mistakes, and any future as crap split on keys and they keep sticking :-)
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