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    1. Senior Member Lima's Avatar
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      12-08-2010 11:35 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by malliemcg View Post
      Lima - I'm sure you didnt stop right on the edge of an 100/80 zone exit, and actually get out of the car while the wheels were still in the road/lane. Pulling off out of traffic I can understand, but seriously, when it rains I think it causes the brains of some drivers to swell up and stop functioning.
      Haha, yeah, I was in the back seat of a moving car when I took that pic.

    2. 12-09-2010 04:19 AM #72
      The rubberneckers on Tugg Pkwy nearly caused quite a few accidents from all I heard. Amazing stuff.

      Coming past the lake all the way down to Scrivener was amazing. The fast moving debris in the lake was staggering.

      Apparently, at peak, Googong was up a metre over the top. That meant more water passing over than Niagara Falls.

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      12-09-2010 05:41 AM #73
      Sooooo....I went for a drive to Lake George. Nothing really to report. Now, move on, move on...

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      12-09-2010 06:09 AM #74
      Well, because I'm a sad case I went out to Scrivener Dam again this evening. As Steve said the driftwood throughout the lake was astonishing, really, and watching it spill over the edge of the dam was pretty cool!

      I have another clip to come which shows the debris much better, but for now...


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      12-09-2010 08:37 AM #76
      Is it just me or were there people near you cheering on driftwood??

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      12-09-2010 04:34 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by dkr View Post
      Is it just me or were there people near you cheering on driftwood??
      Yeah, it sounded a bit like that. If I wasn't there myself I'd be saying what a bunch of sad sacks they were to be there looking at some flowing water.

      Anyway...




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      12-09-2010 05:33 PM #78
      On the positive side, Riverside Motors will clear some slow moving stock.

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      01-15-2011 05:41 AM #79
      Early December...




      Today...







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      01-15-2011 06:48 AM #81
      ACT Government simple guide to road maintenance.

      Step 1. Find a perfectly flawless asphalt road and apply thick black tar liberally.
      Step 2. Sprinkle copiously with stones. Do not clean these up for at least 2 weeks, if at all.
      Step 3. Sit back and watch motorists deal with tar stains and stone chips to paintwork. Congratulate self on job well done.

      Extra credit: Do this in the middle of the wettest year on record to ensure the aforementioned perfectly flawless asphalt road turns into a ribbon of corrugated, slimy shiit.

      Stupid kunts...

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      01-15-2011 06:50 AM #82
      Also, who's up for GTG sometime this week or next weekend?

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      01-15-2011 07:44 AM #83
      Next weekend, maybe.

      I think I can now bring the Mk1 with confidence too.

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      01-15-2011 03:05 PM #84
      Next Sunday morning?

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      01-23-2011 08:15 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by Timbo_S3 View Post
      Next Sunday morning?
      Well that came and went without fanfare.

      Even took the Mk1 out for a reasonable drive.

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      01-23-2011 08:15 PM #86
      New Kia Optima out and about on local roads. It's a decent looking car, too, for a Kia.


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      01-23-2011 08:27 PM #87
      This coming saturday morning (29th) there should be a drive on with some Renault's from OzRS. Will update later this week.

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      01-27-2011 04:34 AM #89
      Alrighty, this Saturday morning 8am.

      Meeting place is 6 Chan St, Belconnen for northsiders at 7:40am

      Or, you can head directly to the Cotter Camping Grounds at 8am http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...near=&t=h&z=17

      I'm tipping we'll hang out there for a while to allow late comers to make it and have the usual catch up. There'll be some people/cars I haven't met before on this one so looking forward to taking some good pics.

      Hope to see you Saturday bright and early

    19. 01-27-2011 06:08 AM #90
      Hey bud, just a note: the camping grounds are closed. It might be an idea to set up an alternative.

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      01-27-2011 06:22 AM #91
      Thanks for that Steve, I've suggested RSPCA car park off Cotter Rd so unless there's a better idea that's where it'll be at 8am.

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      01-27-2011 06:53 AM #92
      Might be cool enough to bring the Mk1. If I'm awake, haha.

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      01-27-2011 07:05 AM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by ACT180 View Post
      Alrighty, this Saturday morning 8am.
      F*ck that. I don't even get out of bed that early when I'm being paid for it...

      Have fun..

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      01-27-2011 04:32 PM #94
      Fair enough. We will just be shooting up and down Brindabella rd though so I guess you could just turn up at 9-10am after your lazy arse is out of bed and find us somewhere along the road.

      I'm going to suggest to the attendees that we stop on a corner to take some video footage and pictures.

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      01-27-2011 05:17 PM #95
      farken RSPCA suggestion was ignored haha.

      Meeting here instead at 8am, sorry for the confusion:

      http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...=UTF8&t=h&z=17

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      01-27-2011 06:10 PM #96
      Going to Sydney, so won't make it

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      01-28-2011 07:40 PM #97
      Good drive today, no show from vortex. 2 mk6 gtis, 2 clios, 1 megane, and an s2000. Good fun!

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      01-28-2011 09:00 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by ACT180 View Post
      Good drive today, no show from vortex. 2 mk6 gtis, 2 clios, 1 megane, and an s2000. Good fun!
      Sorry Joel. I covet my sleep ins.

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      01-28-2011 11:38 PM #99
      Glad I'm not the only one..

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      02-08-2011 05:41 PM #100
      From desperation comes joy, the story of a failed Polo GTI purchase.

      Will let the new owner fill in the blanks.

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      02-08-2011 06:50 PM #101
      He's done well if it's the same guy I know

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      02-08-2011 09:15 PM #102
      Not sure what you are talking about lads????

      YAY! Finally have joined the VW Club. After being told my order for a 5dr CW Polo GTI (Comfort + RDC510 + Bi-Xenons) would be in 2012, I decided to 'up the rent' to a Golf. Slaven's had a Carbon Steel 5dr Manual Golf GTI with Detroits - demo with only 90kms (1 drive) on it, $42.5K on road. Compare this to the Polo being $36.6K. SO, SHE IS MINE!

      I will trade in my 306 XSi change over being well south of $40K and, I GET THE CAR ON FRIDAY, not next year!

      Fkn excited?

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      02-08-2011 10:28 PM #103
      Great stuff Stu.

      Mad respect for 306s though, came close to owning one a couple of times, but never got across the line. I know you only had it for a while, but I'll be sad to see it go, haha.

      Hopefully the GTI ownership experience is a good one for you.

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      02-08-2011 10:53 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by Mi16 Man View Post
      Slaven's had a Carbon Steel 5dr Manual Golf GTI with Detroits - demo with only 90kms (1 drive) on it, $42.5K on road. Compare this to the Polo being $36.6K. SO, SHE IS MINE!
      Let us know how they treat you, they have ordered our Multivan.

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      02-09-2011 01:43 AM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by Mi16 Man View Post
      Not sure what you are talking about lads????

      YAY! Finally have joined the VW Club. After being told my order for a 5dr CW Polo GTI (Comfort + RDC510 + Bi-Xenons) would be in 2012, I decided to 'up the rent' to a Golf. Slaven's had a Carbon Steel 5dr Manual Golf GTI with Detroits - demo with only 90kms (1 drive) on it, $42.5K on road. Compare this to the Polo being $36.6K. SO, SHE IS MINE!

      I will trade in my 306 XSi change over being well south of $40K and, I GET THE CAR ON FRIDAY, not next year!

      Fkn excited?
      Congratulations! Sounds like Phil looked after you, good guy. Though wasn't a happy chap when we cancelled our R order a few weeks ago (lost out to the 1M).

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