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Discussion in 'General Banter' started by GazHyde, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
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    Took it's time!

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  2. Aceman

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    You hot more than us up here, only got a light dusting.
     
  3. badman gee

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    That poor zed gaz.

    No snow here yet.

    Mine on charge, with an electric blanket.
     
  4. Mint

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    We've got about 2inches here at the moment. Zed tucked up under cover - but no electric blanket. She's not as pampered as yours Mark ;)
     
  5. badman gee

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    not many are :ymdevil:
     
  6. GazHyde

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    Just dug the MINI out of the driveway to pop in to Swindon, and it's pretty iffy out and about. As I drove over the M4 junction, I could see it was down to two lanes either direction. The A/B roads round here are reasonable clear in most places.

    The MINI got up the hill I live on without even the slightest traction control light. First time I've driven up that road in snow in 4 years... #:-s
     
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    Its just started about an hour ago here.
    bill
     
  8. Aceman

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    Still mothing here today just waiting for it to hit us tonight.
     
  9. si-forks

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    Worcester has got about 5 inchs
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  10. Brian4

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    Just got in from Rugby still some fools out there not in a ditch yet.

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    The wonders of traction control floor the accelerator in the 5 series and it goes along as if you hadn't touched the pedal.

    We've had 4/5 inches
     
  11. r37

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    we had it quite bad here in the midlands, roads are like a skating rink. Ended up at a 30 degree angle doing 45mph down the M1 last night trying to get to Nottingham (ive still not stopped screaming) but the grit wagon has been round this morning so its not too bad.
     
  12. Macca

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    Pah!! Is that all you've got? This is a pic of the road outside our house.....

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    I could have done with that blower this morning - I've just cleared the drive. :)
     
  14. stevie_a

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    Not even one snow flake here in Glasgow :D
     
  15. hard top

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    We have had about 5cm here, not as much as in 2010 / 2011........

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  16. Titan

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    I take it you've gone skiing ....?


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  17. hard top

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    ^ Nope, just waiting for this to happen.......Elfstedentocht,

    a speed skating match (with 200 contestants) and a leisure skating tour (with 16,000 skaters)

    As of 17 January 2013 the last tours were held in 1985, 1986 and 1997. The rules allow the tour to be held only if the ice is, and remains, at least 15 centimetres thick along the entire course.
    All skaters must be members of the Association of the Eleven Frisian Cities. A starting permit is required. Skaters must collect a stamp in each city, and at three secret check points, and must finish the course before midnight. When the ice is suitable the tour is announced, and starts within 48 hours.

    The tour, almost 200 km in length, is conducted on frozen canals, rivers and lakes between the eleven historic Frisian cities: Leeuwarden, Sneek, IJlst, Sloten, Stavoren, Hindeloopen, Workum, Bolsward, Harlingen, Franeker, Dokkum, then returning to Leeuwarden.

    There has been mention of skaters visiting all eleven cities of Friesland in one day since 1760.




     
  18. stevie_a

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    is that some kind of river they are skating on?

    looks strange
     
  19. hard top

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    Hi stevie_a yes, rivers canals and lakes. This is a very rare event, the last time it happened was in 1997.
    The natural ice has to be 15cm thick or more before this is aloud to take place and the expectation is that up to 20,000 people will want to participate this year.
     
  20. captain

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    Took a drive down the coast this morning, no problems here :grin:[​IMG]

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