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      07-29-2010 02:59 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Timbo_S3 View Post
      C'mon chaps...smarten up...plenty of time for sleeping!

      Spool...Black Mountain....peninsula, or tower?
      I understand you've got a lot to do on Sunday, before sitting down to a nice roast dinner at 4.30pm...

      I've still got sleep to catch up on after world cup, le tour and too much time O/S.

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      07-29-2010 04:07 AM #27
      [QUOTE=ACT180;66786855]So I want to show off the Clio ..............QUOTE]

      You didn't by chance get a pearl white LE Trophee did you?

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      07-29-2010 07:09 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      I understand you've got a lot to do on Sunday, before sitting down to a nice roast dinner at 4.30pm...

      I've still got sleep to catch up on after world cup, le tour and too much time O/S.
      Have a nanna nap!

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      07-29-2010 04:22 PM #29
      [QUOTE=R32DBPGenV;66803368]
      Quote Originally Posted by ACT180 View Post
      So I want to show off the Clio ..............QUOTE]

      You didn't by chance get a pearl white LE Trophee did you?
      No, I got a black 197. I saw that white Trophee one at Melrose though - looks hot! One of the sales guys was thinking about buying it.

      So, I'll be at the meeting place at 9:30. Obviously there'll be a few stragglers and that's ok with me. It's looking like there might be a bit of rain around on the day, we'll see and I'll be there regardless.

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      07-31-2010 03:35 AM #30
      See you in the morning. Let's hope the weather is kind!

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      07-31-2010 11:57 PM #31
      Weather wasn't the kindest, but was a good morning regardless...

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      08-01-2010 12:01 AM #32
      I think we beat the worst of the weather though, Monaro Hwy on the way home was a bit of a lottery. Water everywhere, idiots with no lights on. Had to concentrate harder there than on the twisties, haha.

      Was a good run today, though, thanks chaps.

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      08-01-2010 02:36 AM #33
      Good to catch up again...it'd be a nice drive to do in the dry

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      08-01-2010 02:52 AM #34
      That was good fun and great to see you all again. Let's do it again soon

      I'm very pleased with how the Clio dealt with the wet, it has serious grip!!

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      08-26-2010 10:55 PM #35
      Stage 2 water restrictions come into force next Wednesday...

      http://www.actew.com.au/News/ArticleDetail.aspx?id=1194

      Car washing at home is allowed.

      Oddly they say you can only wash once a month, but don't pose any limits on when during that month you can wash your car. I like this idea.

      Quote Originally Posted by ACTEW
      You can wash your car no more than once a month, on porous surfaces with a bucket and a hand-held hose with a trigger nozzle or a high-pressure low-volume cleaner. Your vehicle may be washed any time at a commercial car wash.
      Last edited by Lima; 08-26-2010 at 10:58 PM.

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      08-26-2010 11:54 PM #36
      Yes, I was wondering when it would be my time of the month...

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      08-29-2010 06:13 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Lima View Post
      .............Oddly they say you can only wash once a month, but don't pose any limits on when during that month you can wash your car. I like this idea.
      Sweet! Shall we call it, a legal loophole? Wash away boys and girls.....

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      09-23-2010 06:31 AM #38

    14. 09-23-2010 08:16 AM #39
      Didn't think the ACT was large enough to get something like this?
      iPad Certified.

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      09-23-2010 08:20 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      Indeed...I've had a gutful...this has nothing to do with road safety, it's just revenue raising!

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      09-23-2010 10:13 AM #41
      Tim, be sure to read the last para of the executive summary... That's how you say "licence to print money" in bureaucratic speak.

      Some other troubling things in that report (and i actually read the whole thing )

      *Section 6.5.3: The report endorses the view that because the ACT has legislation that allows multiple offences to be enforced from a single act (combined speed/red light cameras can sting you for both offences, should they occur), that should P2P and fixed site speed offences be committed (you do 110km/h past the entry camera (infringement) and 109km/h point to point (averaged infringement)), that they be treated as 2 offences, not a single speeding offence.

      *That the ACT represents an "ideal opportunity" to develop networked P2P cameras for the world. i.e an entire region can be covered with cameras and each could represent a start and end point with averaged speeds calculated between any camera in the network.. (Google SPECS3 network enforcement in the UK)

      *Another gem... "Whilst the additional procedures to process P2P offences are minor they will require operator training. The importance of this training should not be underestimated due to the potential for the P2P system to incorrectly match vehicles – this could be due to misreads or the duplication of licence plates between States."

      Finally, the whole thing is fukken horseshiit. It constantly mentions "studies have shown ......... " without actually referencing a single fuking one. Case in point. Section 5.1.3 on Mobile Speed Camera Vans has a sentence that simply states "A previous study into the effectiveness of the mobile speed cameras showed that speeds were reduced and crashes were also reduced." With no reference to the study..


      THIS COUNTRY IS FUKKEN STUFFED!!!!

    17. 09-23-2010 05:20 PM #42
      Thats it. I am moving to Berlin.

    18. 09-29-2010 12:15 AM #43
      http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news...k/1954604.aspx

      Hard to see what type of Golf it was...

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      09-29-2010 12:27 AM #44
      I saw that on the news last night, it's nasty.

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      10-08-2010 05:38 PM #45
      Looking at a Multivans. At wife's urging!

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      10-20-2010 10:50 PM #46
      Even more better...



      ...suck it up CarLovers!

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      10-21-2010 01:09 AM #47

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      11-01-2010 09:22 AM #48
      Corin Dam

      May 2007 / October 2010










      Last edited by Lima; 11-01-2010 at 06:18 PM.

    24. 11-01-2010 11:41 AM #49
      Thats fricking amazing! Thanks Liam. If only googong were that dramatically different.

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      11-02-2010 01:29 AM #50
      The decision-making behind Googong is spell-binding. Located in a known rain shadow, and then freely allow extensive domestic dam development in the catchment

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