North Coast 500

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 01 Jun 2017, 18:26

Those pictures remind me of the mountaineering double decker bus!
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by CitroJim » 02 Jun 2017, 05:09

white exec wrote:C'mon, Jim. You've enough bits in the shed to get a Teleporter rigged up... :sprint:


:lol: Wonder if I can build one using valves? It would definitely be the solution to my travel needs... If only..

When you think of it, of all things seen in 60s and 70s shows like Star Trek and so on, it's the only thing we don't yet have...

Maybe I could work on the HHGTTG Infinite Improbability Drive or the Bistromath Drive - those would suit my requirements rather well too...

But what's the probability of me being able to make a successful Infinite Improbability Drive?

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by white exec » 02 Jun 2017, 07:59

CitroJim wrote:But what's the probability of me being able to make a successful Infinite Improbability Drive? :)

It's all to do with the Haslein Uncertainty Principle, apparently. That and Sodd's Law. ](*,)
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by CitroJim » 02 Jun 2017, 08:32

And not forgetting Murphy's Law too Chris ;)
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by white exec » 02 Jun 2017, 10:18

Yes - the tendency of inanimate objects to behave with malice . . .
. . . like the Pings inside almost every Citroen switch :dunno:
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by CitroJim » 02 Jun 2017, 11:40

white exec wrote:. . . like the Pings inside almost every Citroen switch :dunno:


:rofl2:

Also known as 'pingf**kits'...

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 02 Jun 2017, 14:22

Just for a change we have a guessing game. Where am I, only one photo as a clue.Image

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by white exec » 02 Jun 2017, 15:14

Behind the hedge? \:D/
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Re: RE: Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 02 Jun 2017, 16:19

white exec wrote:Behind the hedge? \:D/

Correct, but, where is the hedge [emoji12]

I am now at Inverness, I have driven 684 miles so far, still about 70 to get home. I was 124 from home to Fort William so thats 560 for the NC 500 the way I did it. The official route is 507 I think but thats starting and finishing in Inverness. Im not even going to try posying a photo here, I am gobsmacked that there is no 4g, or even 3g where i am sitting, outside tesco in the retail park on the edge of Inverness on the A9 / A96 junction. I will be over an hour and a half getting home from here then I will need about 3 days to recover! My knackered body is feeling it. Just as well that bigpug is good gfor distance cruising. Averaged 42.8 mpg on the 158 mile trip computer today from Thurso to John o Groats and south to Inverness. The A9 is a lovely road to drive down. No hold ups, no bad bits now apart from the Berridale braes, 50 mph on the cruise amongst the lorries and camper vans with no hassle. Now comes the A96 from Inverness east, rush hour Friday, its a road thats always chocka block at the best of times. Oh well Ive got all night lol

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Re: RE: Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 02 Jun 2017, 16:20

white exec wrote:Behind the hedge? \:D/

Correct, but, where is the hedge [emoji12]

I am now at Inverness, I have driven 684 miles so far, still about 70 to get home. I was 124 from home to Fort William so thats 560 for the NC 500 the way I did it. The official route is 507 I think but thats starting and finishing in Inverness. Im not even going to try posying a photo here, I am gobsmacked that there is no 4g, or even 3g where i am sitting, outside tesco in the retail park on the edge of Inverness on the A9 / A96 junction. I will be over an hour and a half getting home from here then I will need about 3 days to recover! My knackered body is feeling it. Just as well that bigpug is good gfor distance cruising. Averaged 42.8 mpg on the 158 mile trip computer today from Thurso to John o Groats and south to Inverness. The A9 is a lovely road to drive down. No hold ups, no bad bits now apart from the Berridale braes, 50 mph on the cruise amongst the lorries and camper vans with no hassle. Now comes the A96 from Inverness east, rush hour Friday, its a road thats always chocka block at the best of times. Oh well Ive got all night lol

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by CitroJim » 02 Jun 2017, 18:06

It's an interesting bridge, I have to say but that hedge looks like it's interrupting a path that by all rights should continue...

Rest well Davie, I've really enjoyed your trip :) Hope the recovery is quick....
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 02 Jun 2017, 18:35

Just got safely home. This is nearly unbelievable. The display on the trip computer after filling up and resetting it in Inverness. Cruise on, 50mph most of the way, sometimes slightly slower with traffic and heavy slow traffic in some ofvthe towns. Image

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 02 Jun 2017, 21:35

Davie, I love a guessing game!

I guess in heading to Inverness after the said bridge you would have travelled on the A836 through Ardgay, and passed this at the side of the road :!:

http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8257/8750306730_07c1598426.jpg

Only one of the 11 Remaining :-D

https://frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=55157&p=536162#p536162

Regards Neil
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by daviemck2006 » 02 Jun 2017, 21:39

Thats correct Neil, and now Im disappointed I missed that or there would have been a photo of it with a big red pug beside it! [emoji15]

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by white exec » 02 Jun 2017, 23:45

CitroJim wrote:It's an interesting bridge, I have to say but that hedge looks like it's interrupting a path that by all rights should continue...

Rest well Davie, I've really enjoyed your trip :) Hope the recovery is quick....


I looked at that path and hedge, and thought the same! The hedge is obviously making its way downhill (or maybe uphill). Could have been a nasty accident... :-s

Davie, you've done wonders there, and quickly, and deserve a rest. Amazing what consumption figures a car will return when touring!
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