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  1. Maybe you wouldn`t way that if you lived next to it ? I can remember when they were talking about introducing a 50mph speed limit on the M1 though Tinsley as it`s very polluted round there. Loads of drivers came on moaning about it, but I bet hardly any of them actually lived in Tinsley near the motorway. My take on it was those complainants should have been asked if they`d still object to it if they lived near the motorway, and then take a lie detector test if they said they would still object. There objection would only be accepted if they passed the test....
  2. We went down yesterday and it was great, the most kids played whilst (most) adults sat and listened. What was sad is there really weren`t that many people there, I think there`d have been far more had it been easily findable of the internet, including on the Weston Park "What`s On" page. We can`t affect that but we can list the concerts on here, which Nikki has already done. Unfortunately there are only two left this year (the season is from the 26th May to the 28th July). Next year we`ll have to remember to put a thread on here and people could at least find the dates from that, assuming Weston Park / the council don`t get their act together by then.....
  3. Thanks for that. What`s interesting there is both those links, and all eth stuff we found out, was from eth brass bands websites, NOT on the "Events at Weston Park" website. It should obviously be there as well !
  4. Can anyone please tell me when the brass band concerts are on in Weston Park ? Both me and my wife have spent a while trying to find out on the internet and have been unable to, if it`s on the net it`s not very easy to find I have to say ! If it`s not out there on the internet they`re missing out on a large audience !
  5. We hired a Rug Doctor over the W/E, it works well. The carpets / upholstery are left damp so I`d advise using it in the summer and leave all the windows open to speed up drying, a fan or three can also help. Doing all this means the carpet is reasonably dry within a few hours. I would always pay the extra (it was only a few quid) to hire the "upholstery attachment" even if you don`t want to do your suite and/or car and/or mattresses. It`s needed to clean the stairs and also to get right up to the edge of the carpet and into any restricted areas of carpet.
  6. It looks like it is going to happen, I still think t`s a dream isn`t it ? Or is it a nightmare ? Note the date of this thread, before Trump had been voted in and before the EU referendum......
  7. This quote from a representative of the motorcycle industry is what we want to be hearing : Motorcycle Industry Association CEO Tony Campbell said the motorcycle industry will "play its part" in adapting to new measures. He said: "With growing pressure on the environment, including noise pollution, illegal exhausts fitted by some riders attract unwanted attention to the motorcycle community and do nothing to promote the many benefits motorcycles can offer. "All manufacturers produce new motorcycles that follow strict regulations regarding noise and emissions and we welcome these trials as a potential way of detecting excessive noise in our community." Couldn`t agree more.
  8. Not really E, the fact is most of the noise those anti socially loud pipes are producing goes backwards, next comes sideways, with relatively little going forwards. You only have to stand by the side of the road when a loud bike goes past to see (or should that be hear) this is true. The fact is the most significant, by far, action any biker can take to reduce their chances of an accident is to ride slower and more defensively. Relative to that having louder exhaust pipes is almost irrelevant and that`s if they can be heard, which, as I`ve explained, they usually can`t anyway.
  9. Sadly that particular bike rider wasn`t / isn`t the only ignorant on the roads.... On the subject of loud pipes save lives, it simply isnt true :
  10. Government testing devices to clamp down on noisy vehicles Thank God, and about time too...….
  11. I agree with you. It`s certainly not all Audi drivers (or, to a lesser extent, German car drivers generally), just a higher percentage than other cars.
  12. Cam we try to keep this thread on the subject of speed limiters ? Stuff about which cars have the worst (as in most aggressive) drivers is better in that thread.
  13. "Say what you want, certainly in this country it, when it comes to German cars (and particularly Audis) it`s a fact* none the less. I often wonder if people who argue this particular point are actually driving on the same roads as the rest of us" * that, on average, they`re driven more aggressively. I had to laugh last night, and I mean an actual laugh not a metaphorical one...... Driving along the S bends from Wharncliffe Side to Oughtibridge at dusk. I saw in my rear view mirror a car overtaking the one behind me, quite an aggressive thing to do there and not something one sees that often because it`s a relatively short section of straight(ish) road between a semi blind bend and a totally blind bend. Then, to my amazement he (because it`ll almost certainly be a man) continued on the wrong side of the road and over took me as well. A double overtake is never good driving and there it`s the action of an imbecile. He then hammered round the corner breaking the 50mph speed limit on the approach to Oughtibridge (soon, thankfully, to be reduced to 30mph) and disappeared at an excessive speed (car leaning over) round the tight blind bend onto the one way system. What a cretin. The car ? An Audi, an Audi TT actually, white or silver I seem to remember.
  14. I`m talking about just picking up a passenger, not actually parking and leaving your car. But, on that point, Leeds Bradford airport give an hours free parking, which we used when we called in there to recce it before using the airport the following month. I`ve not actually picked up a passenger at Donny, but have visited it recently, and, as far as I could tell, there`s nothing to stop you parking briefly to pick up a passenger (as opposed to getting out and leaving your car parked up). Most people have mobiles these days so it`d be quite easy to just briefly stop to pick up a passenger without leaving ones car unoccupied.
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