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Post by Gelert on Wed Jun 01 2016, 20:07

Last day of Spring->first day of Summer...and it's bloody raining!
Big time!

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Post by Danny Boy on Wed Jun 01 2016, 20:44

Well done
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Post by Henrik on Wed Jun 01 2016, 23:16

Yeah, yeah....

I did mean to post something this morning but then forgot.

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Post by Danny Boy on Fri Jul 01 2016, 06:27

July 1st, 1916, 19,240 British Solders lost there lives on the battle field of France (Somme), 100 years on and not forgotten.



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Post by Henrik on Fri Jul 01 2016, 22:58

Yep, 1916 was a bad year to be a soldier...

Well done for the FPOTM!

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Post by Henrik on Mon Aug 01 2016, 15:03

I suppose the post should be in here to count for FPOTM, no?


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Post by Danny Boy on Mon Aug 01 2016, 15:25

Yes,Gelert missed his chance if glory there.

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Post by Henrik on Thu Sep 01 2016, 21:10

Ah well, waited long enough for this one!

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Post by Danny Boy on Fri Sep 02 2016, 22:47

Well done, almost came to see you this week, friend's wife having a big party at there place in Lake Annecy on Sat & Sun. We then planned to spend a few days in the area (Geneva is not that far away).

Unfortunately my wife decided to break her collar bone and it has made traveling to problematical, ah well, next time.
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Post by Henrik on Sat Sep 03 2016, 09:37

Oh, that really sucks!! We would have loved to have you here, and you could have stayed at our place. I mean, we did have your son over while in Singapore, and we still need to meet you. I certainly hope that you will be able to come over some other time.

I really hope your wife is okay. A broken collar bone can be very painful!

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Post by Gelert on Sat Sep 03 2016, 21:48

I've never had a broken collar bone.
But I may be able to arrange to get married...
...and then break my wife's collar bone - if that's the acceptable excuse for failing to win at FPOTM?

Current excuse: Drilling 14mm holes x 20 in hard brick, and then installing two motorised canopies / awnings on the back of the house -
1 x 2.5 metres long with 2 metre throw @ 38kg.
1 x 4.5 metres long with 3 metre throw @ 62kg.
...and organising hire of Scaffold Towers plus "Grunts" to carry-out the heavy lifting... Very Happy

This weekend - F1/GP2/GP3/Porsche @ Monza + WTCC @ Japan.
Next weekend - wiring in said canopies... Suspect

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Post by Henrik on Sun Sep 04 2016, 11:35

Gelert, the fact that you omit to mention the MotoGP for this weekend's activities clearly disqualifies any other excuses.

Sidenote, when you succeed with your canopies could you stop by our place as we are looking at installing some at a difficult place.

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Post by Henrik on Sat Oct 01 2016, 11:28

October already! Certainly the weather doesn't feel like October though...

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Post by Gelert on Sat Oct 01 2016, 20:41

I watched a motor-bike drive past my driveway yesterday.
Does that allow me to comment?
(When I say 'motor-bike', for the sake of full and honest disclosure, it had two wheels but was powered by a hair-dryer engine.)

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Post by Henrik on Sun Oct 02 2016, 00:40

I suppose that a hair-dryer engine can qualify technically as a motor, and so if it was mounted in a bike serving to power it then yes that would be a motor bike. As a result, feel free to continue to comment...

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Post by Gelert on Sun Oct 02 2016, 21:03

The hair-dryer engine wasn't on fire - so I guess that it wasn't a Mercedes' hair-dryer?
S'trewth, a major PR 'mare: in front of their major sponsor, and they drop the ball like that!
Gotta go with 'The Conspiracy Theorists' - it's definitely 'cause he's black... Suspect

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Post by Henrik on Mon Oct 03 2016, 20:41

I seem to remember Hakkinen having a number of Mercedes engine blow-ups back in 1997... He wasn't black!

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Post by Gelert on Tue Oct 04 2016, 19:54

1997? That was DC's year wasn't it...?
So nothing to do with black - although Scottishness might have equally applied, back then in the last century.
Still one of the greatest overtakes ever: MS vs MH both passing Zonta on either side at Spa.
DC hitting MS at Spa probably not so much though...  paperbag

Yup - I remember Merc 'brewing-up' on a regular basis when they first entered F1 as engine suppliers, first to Sauber and then to Mac. Happy days... shamusmile
Are we still allowed to play the occasional game of MS vs AS? Or is that too soon?

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Post by Henrik on Wed Oct 05 2016, 06:36

I do believe it was MS hitting DC at Spa... Actually he did it once on the track, and then tried to do it again in the pits!

I would say it is never too soon to discuss MS vs AS, although I did prefer AP to AS at their time...

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Post by Gelert on Wed Oct 05 2016, 20:04

Henrik wrote:I do believe it was MS hitting DC at Spa... Actually he did it once on the track, and then tried to do it again in the pits!
LOL!  cheers
I don't know if you watch F1 via Sky (if you watch F1 at all?)
But for all of the various things that could arguably be wrong with Sky (don't get me started...!), their dedicated F1 channel is packed with historical coverage.
Those two particular (and related) events were broadcast the other day - and independent of the full race coverage (shown later)- in as much 'HD Quality' as is available.
Interesting how the passage of time and/or knowing what is going to happen re-focuses the mind toward a more 'neutral' perspective...

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Post by Henrik on Thu Oct 06 2016, 06:43

No, I must admit that I don't watch F1 since a long time.

However, what I do is re-watch old races or season reviews while I do my indoor jogging during the cold months. Last spring I remember thoroughly enjoying going through 1997 again, and perhaps seeing things a bit different. I think the only thing that may be better today is the quality of the images...

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Post by Danny Boy on Tue Nov 01 2016, 04:42

Thought it was about time i got back in on the act.

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Post by Gelert on Tue Nov 01 2016, 20:47

Danny Boy wrote:Thought it was about time i got back in on the act.

Happy November to our members and others passing through.

Here's wishing your member a happy November too, DB.

(You throw 'em - I'll hit 'em!) Very Happy

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Post by Henrik on Wed Nov 02 2016, 09:42

Happy November to all of you! Was sort of stuck flying from Asia back to Europe and was a bit confused with timezones and stuff. Ah well, we will see for December.

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Post by Henrik on Thu Dec 01 2016, 08:45

Cold this morning! Then again, it is December...

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