Armageddon!

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  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Driving to Telford to see a motorhome and all hell falls out of the sky! Thunder lighting, hail, high winds and many many numpties driving without lights on, with fog lights on, at high speed, grrrrrrr :Doh::Doh:

    We decided to go in our van to give it a drive out, so we are getting a right battering by the wind. I hope this new van is worth it!
     
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    Never ignore the omens!
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Bright sunshine now though! Almost there.
     
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    Glad its brightened now. Over on RVOC someone posted earlier they witnessed a roof in Manchester being ripped from a garage in the winds :Sad:

    It never ceases to amaze me how many drivers seem to think their lights are only for seeing by - not a vital function allowing them to be seen :Doh::Doh::Doh:
     
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    My pet peeve is drivers who think that switching on their parking lights is adequate.
    Most are dimmer than NAAFI candles and useless for any purpose except their intended one -illuminating a parked vehicle.
    Maybe the drivers think that they are saving their batteries somehow. Or maybe they are just as dim as their lights.
     
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    Lightning

    It was a lovely bright and sunny morning. Went out for good walk. In the kitchen about 2.30 this afternoon and the storm whipped up. Hail, wind, thunder and lightning. Heard a big crash and tiles falling of the roof onto drive. Luckily missed the car. Once it had calmed enough to step outside found that 6 houses in the street had been hit by what we think was a lightning strike as it just ripped along taking the ridge tiles off the roofs and also left a hole in ours. Could have been worse. Thank God no one was standing on the drives when it happened.:Eeek:
     
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    Goodness me, that was unlucky and lucky at the same time. Hope you get your roof repaired soon
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Cricky, poor you, what a pain. There was certainly a spectacular lightening display while we were driving up the M6. Not just sky to ground, it was forking out at all angles.
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Well maybe the omens were right. A nice van but we didn't love it.
     
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    Guess who decided to go for a bike ride about then.

    I was not boring.
     
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    A couple of my favourite gripes, what about these for afters

    Driving with parking lights on after dark, usually one not working, including motorways, I do blame the car makers for fitting such ridiculous lights

    Flat bed recovery lorries with vehicles safely tucked up on board driving with loads of dazzling orange lights flashing

    What do you think to a law change on high intensity lights, when in use the vehicle can not exceed 50mph, (fitted speed limiter) after all they are being used while driving in bad conditions!! Watch all BM.s and Audis having theirs disconnected!!

    And finally (for now) I wonder how many drivers realise that when driving with auto lights activated and the fancy new led dazzlers on the front, that they have no rear lights on at the same time, whose idea was that

    I am glad you got back safely and you Brian

    David
     
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