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  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    cowsham wrote:
    haydenm wrote:
    cowsham wrote:
    Putting petrol in the car and stopping the pump dead on £30 so I only have to tap the card to pay.

    That is hugely satisfying. Good work! The only issue is that I have an 80l so it's not a game I can play without it being really awkward :lol:

    Is your old Audi unable to hold £30 of fuel or can't you get to the other side of the pumps?

    No idea what the OH's audi takes, the Glamarok is fairly uneconomical and I often do 300 miles in a day, no chance I'd get that out of £30 like yours :oops:
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,478
    Rolf F wrote:
    bompington wrote:
    cowsham wrote:
    Putting petrol in the car and stopping the pump dead on £30 so I only have to tap the card to pay.
    So you save 15 seconds... and have to visit the filling station twice as often?

    You save quite a lot of money and the odd planet though not running a full tank in terms of economy.

    Which you then spend on a trip back to the petrol station .... usually a bit further away as it saves you 1ppl....
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,283
    cowsham wrote:
    bompington wrote:
    cowsham wrote:
    Putting petrol in the car and stopping the pump dead on £30 so I only have to tap the card to pay.
    So you save 15 seconds... and have to visit the filling station twice as often?


    The car does well over 300 miles on £30 Hence trivial.

    Nice ! What car is that please ?
  • cowshamcowsham Posts: 1,444
    Many family cars do over 60 miles to the gallon go and buy one.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    cowsham wrote:
    haydenm wrote:
    cowsham wrote:
    Putting petrol in the car and stopping the pump dead on £30 so I only have to tap the card to pay.

    That is hugely satisfying. Good work! The only issue is that I have an 80l so it's not a game I can play without it being really awkward :lol:

    Is your old Audi unable to hold £30 of fuel or can't you get to the other side of the pumps?

    I've read this again and I'm still not really sure I understand either bit actually
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,143
    cowsham wrote:
    Many family cars do over 60 miles to the gallon go and buy one.
    Diesel?
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    Panzer
    Commuter

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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,493
    haydenm wrote:
    cowsham wrote:
    haydenm wrote:
    cowsham wrote:
    Putting petrol in the car and stopping the pump dead on £30 so I only have to tap the card to pay.

    That is hugely satisfying. Good work! The only issue is that I have an 80l so it's not a game I can play without it being really awkward :lol:

    Is your old Audi unable to hold £30 of fuel or can't you get to the other side of the pumps?

    I've read this again and I'm still not really sure I understand either bit actually

    I don't either.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,878
    pinno wrote:
    haydenm wrote:
    cowsham wrote:
    haydenm wrote:
    cowsham wrote:
    Putting petrol in the car and stopping the pump dead on £30 so I only have to tap the card to pay.

    That is hugely satisfying. Good work! The only issue is that I have an 80l so it's not a game I can play without it being really awkward :lol:

    Is your old Audi unable to hold £30 of fuel or can't you get to the other side of the pumps?

    I've read this again and I'm still not really sure I understand either bit actually

    I don't either.

    Yep, it's bollox.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 6,026
    I fot a Glamarok is one of dem ponced up sparkly bits Chelsee tractor fings like wot wannabe proper Mitsu L200s innit.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,493
    bompington wrote:

    'Cos we're fick innit.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,878
    bompington wrote:

    Pinno does have a penchant for old German clunkers.
    May be his next project.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,493
    Yes but not in that colour.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • cowshamcowsham Posts: 1,444
    Discovering Jane Morgan.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    orraloon wrote:
    I fot a Glamarok is one of dem ponced up sparkly bits Chelsee tractor fings like wot wannabe proper Mitsu L200s innit.

    Then my car would either be the same as, or worse than all the people who are supposed to think I'm important. Can't be having that can we! :lol:
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    3 times on my ride in this morning I got overtaken/pulled out on by a MGIF motorist, all 3 times within 10-15 seconds I was back ahead of them as they all failed to take account of the next obstacle and left a gap, it was childish I know but it made me smile
  • cowshamcowsham Posts: 1,444
    awavey wrote:
    3 times on my ride in this morning I got overtaken/pulled out on by a MGIF motorist, all 3 times within 10-15 seconds I was back ahead of them as they all failed to take account of the next obstacle and left a gap, it was childish I know but it made me smile

    If it was me in the car I would just stay politely behind you -- for about 5 miles.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,493
    cowsham wrote:
    awavey wrote:
    3 times on my ride in this morning I got overtaken/pulled out on by a MGIF motorist, all 3 times within 10-15 seconds I was back ahead of them as they all failed to take account of the next obstacle and left a gap, it was childish I know but it made me smile

    If it was me in the car I would just stay politely behind you -- for about 5 miles.

    Perving?
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,493
    Back OT: This years Vuelta. It's been magic so far.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    cowsham wrote:
    awavey wrote:
    3 times on my ride in this morning I got overtaken/pulled out on by a MGIF motorist, all 3 times within 10-15 seconds I was back ahead of them as they all failed to take account of the next obstacle and left a gap, it was childish I know but it made me smile

    If it was me in the car I would just stay politely behind you -- for about 5 miles.

    (checks I havent ended up in the bottom bracket by mistake)...this does not cheer me up :roll:
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 6,026
    awavey, watch today's stage of La Vuelta, well the last 8km, and that will cheer you up.
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    orraloon wrote:
    awavey, watch today's stage of La Vuelta, well the last 8km, and that will cheer you up.

    that was quite alot of uphill there :) blimey when even the km boards to go are telling you the percentage is 13% uphill, that just seems cruel :lol:

    plus Boels Ladies Tour stage 3 https://youtu.be/yAOBgSbus1k Lizzie D in the final break, sprinting ended up 3rd,but building for the worlds ?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,493
    awavey wrote:
    ...(checks I havent ended up in the bottom bracket by mistake)...this does not cheer me up :roll:

    God forbid!
    We're okay you know, more tolerant and accepting than you would presume. There's all sorts in there from all walks of life and some of them dress funny* and bat for who ever.

    *If you know what I mean.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • robert88robert88 Posts: 2,706
    pinno wrote:
    Back OT: This years Vuelta. It's been magic so far.

    It has, a better spectacle than the TdF IMO.
  • England 37 Italy 0. Yep, the mighty Italians didn't score a single point :lol:
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,493
    robert88 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Back OT: This years Vuelta. It's been magic so far.

    It has, a better spectacle than the TdF IMO.

    1st Giro*, then Vuelta, then TdF. It's always been that way. Too much show and not enough emphasis on racing in the TdF. They need to take a leaf out of the other tour organisers.

    *Except for this year's Giro.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 11,357
    pinno wrote:
    robert88 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Back OT: This years Vuelta. It's been magic so far.

    It has, a better spectacle than the TdF IMO.

    1st Giro*, then Vuelta, then TdF. It's always been that way. Too much show and not enough emphasis on racing in the TdF. They need to take a leaf out of the other tour organisers.

    *Except for this year's Giro.
    They did for this years. IMO.
    Wonderful year for the armchair fan. Cheers me up.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
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  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,938
    England 37 Italy 0. Yep, the mighty Italians didn't score a single point :lol:


    Although to be fair it was a second string Italian line up, but yeah they were utterly hopeless
  • Ireland 19 Wales 10 :lol::lol::lol:
  • Bad day for the England haters, even winning in the wendyball. Currently 4-0 up v Bulgaria.
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