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Old 07-26-2010, 07:06 AM   #621 (permalink)
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Wow, has the lawnmower not made it to Cornwall? I can't imagine why you'd want a hedge within ten feet of the road, let alone one trimmed by ordinary traffic.
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It's seen as traditional, eye-pleasing, some of those hegdes date back the the 13th century. It serves as a living barrier for livestock as well as safe-haven for wildlife, those things are micro-habitats for all kinds of critters, big and small.
The best part for me was the blueberries. I love blue-berries and they grow throughout these hedges for miles and miles, awaiting to be picked...tons and tons of it....I had blue lips for weeks

They do trim it from time to time using those Unimog trimmers and they do it at high-speed There must be 1000's of miles to be maintained so have to be fast

YKYAEI - you throw away your tire valve caps because it's not worth all the screwing/unscrewing when you check your PSI more than once a week sometimes...

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Old 07-26-2010, 07:46 AM   #622 (permalink)
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YKYAEI, you love hedges, not quite to cornish standards, but big enough to reduce an obtuse cross wind added to relative aero-load!

YKYAEI, you LOVE Irish Buses and Lorries that Aren't limited to 90km/h so you can draft them and nearly 110!

I almost missed the birth of my first daughter, if it wasn't for a 3am dash form Carlisle (Scottish border) to Warrington drafting a Irish Bus travelling at 50% more than the CAR speed limit - yes those volvo buses can pull the magic 100! - in my aged Pug 309, I went through 10gallons in 127 miles due to its shagged pierburg carb.... but mainly i remember the bus!
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:31 AM   #623 (permalink)
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YKYAEI....
You managed to hijack the You Know You are an Ecomodder If.. thread for a page or two by talking about fuel economy.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:40 AM   #624 (permalink)
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:02 AM   #625 (permalink)
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YKYAEI..
You travel 4hrs on a train to pick up a motorcycle, and spend half the ride home (140miles) wondering which half of the journey was most efficient.

Then spend the rest of the journey home working out how far you could theoretically go on a tank of petrol.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:19 PM   #626 (permalink)
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YKYAEI...

You used to play that count the cars game when you were small...you know...how many white cars...or how many blue cars while watching out of your window...

As an adult you still play that came but now it has evolved ......"I bet that one does 50MPG...Uuhhh...that SUV sucks...20 at most...Hmm...nice Tdi....40-45 maybe...."

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Old 07-26-2010, 02:34 PM   #627 (permalink)
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YKYAEI...

You used to play that count the cars game when you were small...you know...how many white cars...or how many blue cars while watching out of your window...

As an adult you still play that came but now it has evolved ......"I bet that one does 50MPG...Uuhhh...that SUV sucks...20 at most...Hmm...nice Tdi....40-45 maybe...."

My game when I was a kid was to guess the make and model......I was pretty decent at it too!

But your game sounds like a lot of fun!
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:28 AM   #628 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when...
... The Wife keeps complaining about how she wants the passenger mirror to be unfolded so she can see what's behind the car. And you keep promising that you'll install an internal mirror for her.

... After filling up you you get excited that your last tank was very good, but after adding it your EcoModder fuel log it turned out that it didn't even change your 90-day average.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:26 PM   #629 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when...
... The Wife keeps complaining about how she wants the passenger mirror to be unfolded so she can see what's behind the car. And you keep promising that you'll install an internal mirror for her.
Make her cook in the dark!

Oops - Oh hang on, thats the answer to the joke about how many male chauvinists does it take to change a light bulb.

Y....W
You know the glide start points for each leg of your journey

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you know when some muppet in front is going to spoil it before it happens.

or

Y....W
Your son (9) starts calling out the average MPG figures on each trip

"come on its only 49, ooh now its 52. Nope gone down to 51 now..."

And related

Y....W
My scangauge is being held prisoner by Royal Mail until tomorrow. And its like Christmas eve 1972.

At least once fitted it will give A Jnr more to look at.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:39 PM   #630 (permalink)
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