Things are work are mentile. So, to balance my life out, I’m keeping very busy at home too. I suppose the ‘things at home’ divide up in to subheadings: Car: The car hasn’t had much use since I got it. It’s been in to the centre of Rugby for wheel-balancing … Continue reading →
People on motorbikes (and, in one particular clip, people on pedestrian crossings) are even scarier:
From the Highway Code on motorway lane discipline: 241 – Do not overtake unless you are sure it is safe to do so. Overtake only on the right. 242 – In congested conditions, where adjacent lanes of traffic are moving at similar speeds, traffic in left-hand lanes may sometimes be … Continue reading →
I actually had, today, a motorist who tried to block me – a motorist who deliberately changed the direction of his car – to stop me from filtering down a line of stationary traffic at a roundabout. I wanted to call him an ignorant twat. I wanted to run the … Continue reading →
I’m afraid it’s flooded, mate The highway code for dual-carriageways, triple-carriageways and motorways, especially written for Audi drivers You are allowed to use the left-hand lane (lane 1) Actually, you are, by law, compelled to use the left-hand lane (lane 1) (unless you are overtaking another vehicle that is…»
The Cotswolds that is. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB), the Cotswolds is a region in southern England best known for rolling hills, adorable little villages and sheep. The region is picturesque and, luck for B and I, is easily* accessible from Oxford by car. During the week between Christmas and New Years we […]
The law that allows any person to take unsupervised control of a form of transport, and permits this person to mingle and mix with pedestrians, with cyclists, with motorcyclists, with cars, with vans, with buses, with rigid-chassis lorries and with multi-axled articulated lorries, in an unchallenged way, is broken beyond flaw. There is absolutely no sense behind…»
This came to me via Twitter. Next time you (I?) winge about the standard of driving on the roads in the UK, we all need to take a step back and see how it’s done in Russia. Or, see how it is not done in Russia. This is 13 minutes of Grand Theft Auto, but…»
Today, whilst my mind was totes engaged on Higher Things, I put £65-worth of unleaded fuel in to my car. My car is a diesel. So not only am I down £65 on the cost of the unleaded fuel, I’m down a similar amount (being the cost of filling up with diesel), and I’m down…»
Today I met up with some of the Oxford-based motorcycle group that I hooked up with via the internet. The plan was for the half-dozen of us to meet at the Pear Tree services just outside Oxford, then head to a cafe on the edge of Salisbury Plain. We didn’t make it. Just south of…»
Saturday I did as planned; worked until 1pm then went in to London for Ash’s excellent film premiere. Drank quite a bit. Stayed over in a local hostelry. Went to Ace Cafe this morning for breakfast. Came home and worked some more. And saw this phase of the project to its conclusion. I’m relieved, so…»
Lately I’ve been seeing, on the drive to work, a couple of vehicles that belong to Midland Felt Roofing. They travel in the same direction as me, from the Kirtlington area of Oxfordshire, in to Milton Keynes. I don’t know where the Midland Felt Roofing lorries are heading, because – thankfully – I lose them…»
A 90-year old man with poor (uncorrected) eyesight, and in the early stages of dementia, drove his car at 70mph – the wrong way down a dual carriageway – in to an oncoming motorist. The unfortunate oncoming motorist was killed in the collision. The 90-year old driver, when he appeared in court, had to…»
I have booked an indoor go-karting session for this Sunday at the former RAF Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire.
I may have a couple of spare places.
If you can be within the general area on Sunday, and you’d like to join us, drop me a line.
I spent a large slab of yesterday being outside in the end-of-the-world-style pouring rain. In Wiltshire. On two wheels. Sitting astride 1,000CCs. Smiling. Despite the non-stop torrential downpour, I cruised through, in and around Chippenham and the surrounding area, before heading over to Castle Combe racetrack for…»
The vexing problem of middle-lane cunts morons on Britain’s motorways continues to bother those motorists with an IQ above 23. To ‘undertake’ these hapless twats is against the law. Yet it is not against the law for these stupidly moronic cunts drivers to block roads, for no other reason than they have forgotten how to move…»
Don’t you just hate inconsiderate bastard parkers? You know the sort. They’re the ones who are either so completely stuffed up their own arse, that they don’t think about anyone else. Or they do think about other people, but only to laugh and scorn at them, as they park their car in a completely fucking [...]
Mankind has been evolving (unless one believes the branch of science fiction that calls itself ‘religion’) for tens of millions of years. In that time we have: crawled from the primordial soup staggered on to our hind legs found the most efficient bipedal way to walk learned to craft tools, weapons, clothes, fire experimented with [...]
I am coming to loathe the A34. Stupid fucking car drivers who could not pass a test tomorrow if their lives depended on it. Inconsiderate bastard lorry drivers who block both lanes in a ‘rolling roadblock for miles on end’ kind of way. And if you think this ‘rolling roadblock’ is a minor gripe, let [...]