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Who else has been out cleaning there rs in these frosty conditions? I had to blow the frost off first then give it a good clean :thumbsup:

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Nice to see👍

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They don't grit the roads much down here as we are by the sea but then they do have their moments. If I have to go out then I wash the underside as quick as I practical just in case salt has been used.



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to cold for me



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Way way too cold and covered in snow/ice

Gritter? What’s that then

Get this for utter incompetence

Yesterday up here in the norf, we had a substantial coverage of snow, yes in the lower regions the snow melted rapidly but on higher ground where I live it didn’t.
I had walked up our main and only road still deep in snow, a rare sight of what I can only describe as a gritter was coming down the road, woo-hoo I thought, the road is actually getting cleared.

Oh no, it just parked up and the driver was tapping away on his phone, no grit had been spread anywhere
Then as my neighbour was passing walking her dog, said gritter driver began reversing almost running her over, he turned around and drove off without clearing the road

No gritters has been out anywhere earlier despite the weather warnings

That’s the service we get here

Rubbish
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I rarely see gritters around, just see the aftermath! I do like a clean car but don't enjoy cleaning cars. Especially when it's too cold for Mrs W to help :lol: but both the cars are much happier now untill they have to get out again :thumbsup:
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my daily needs a wash, but it will just freeze on the ground and turn into a skating rink....and guess who will end up on his :censored:! Even both the dogs fell when out on their walk today!



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Does look good with the frosted wax look :thumbsup:

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Looks good Webby! There is something oddly fascinating (in my eyes anyway!) when you see frost or ice on vehicles; some of the patterns that are formed are amazing, no idea about the science behind it all but it looks good! 😄👍🏻
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Looks good Webby! There is something oddly fascinating (in my eyes anyway!) when you see frost or ice on vehicles; some of the patterns that are formed are amazing, no idea about the science behind it all but it looks good!


Yes your right, does look very good to me too. Interesting side point, did you know no two snow flakes are identical. Even in the thickest snow none are the same. Even humans sometimes have identical twins ...

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Yes your right, does look very good to me too. Interesting side point, did you know no two snow flakes are identical. Even in the thickest snow none are the same. Even humans sometimes have identical twins ...

I did hear that, an impressive fact if it's true, though I haven't the faintest idea how anyone would know that or be able to check. There will no doubt be some science behind it that makes it plausible, I guess... 😄👍🏻

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Way way too cold and covered in snow/ice

Gritter? What’s that then

Get this for utter incompetence

Yesterday up here in the norf, we had a substantial coverage of snow, yes in the lower regions the snow melted rapidly but on higher ground where I live it didn’t.
I had walked up our main and only road still deep in snow, a rare sight of what I can only describe as a gritter was coming down the road, woo-hoo I thought, the road is actually getting cleared.

Oh no, it just parked up and the driver was tapping away on his phone, no grit had been spread anywhere
Then as my neighbour was passing walking her dog, said gritter driver began reversing almost running her over, he turned around and drove off without clearing the road

No gritters has been out anywhere earlier despite the weather warnings

That’s the service we get here

Rubbish

similar story in the Midlands. 
 

Council went bust, so they just don’t grit at all. Bought winter tyres as a result (and been glad I had them on many occasions)



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[quote name="Webby" post="6851115" timestamp="1609349472"]

I rarely see gritters around, just see the aftermath!


Reminds me of an incident when I was riding motorcycles for Plod🤔

One winters dawn was driving a Senator due to the white stuff on the ground - and was sent to an accident on a hill in a small residential area. Upon arrival things did not look quite right even in the twilight. A grittier out gritting lost grip and gained momentum down the hill, ending up in a front garden up against front of a house.

One red faced gritter driver and many cups of tea latter, transpired no damage done to said dwelling ✅

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Ha,ha.................Of course, he slid on the bit that he hadn't gritted!

Gritting on urban roads is often rather pointless as the gritter speeds down the road at 7pm and by the time it gets to freezing point, the grit has been swept into the gutter by traffic :cry:

 

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[quote name="Webby" post="6851115" timestamp="1609349472"]

I rarely see gritters around, just see the aftermath!


Reminds me of an incident when I was riding motorcycles for Plod🤔

One winters dawn was driving a Senator due to the white stuff on the ground - and was sent to an accident on a hill in a small residential area. Upon arrival things did not look quite right even in the twilight. A grittier out gritting lost grip and gained momentum down the hill, ending up in a front garden up against front of a house.

One red faced gritter driver and many cups of tea latter, transpired no damage done to said dwelling ✅

Regards[/quote]


A senator....now you talking...they were awesome but the first gen volvo t5 was a worthy replacement....

On the gritter theme...a local gritter a few years back was unable to stop at a junction and the pointy end of his plough took out the back of a local lads escort xrdi as I went by in a marked defender...no injuries..council paid up and the lad became a great friend...he couldn't afford an xr3i at the time..🤣🤣

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Well one week driving to work....

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i think you need to wash your nb webby :smile:


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i think you need to wash your nb webby :smile:


Thanks mate

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Who else has been out cleaning there rs in these frosty conditions? I had to blow the frost off first then give it a good clean :thumbsup:

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Great to see another enthusiast keeping the RS looking great no matter what the weather throws at us. Coming from Scotland we get a fair bit of the :censored: weather lol, but does not stop me looking after the RS. 


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Great to see another enthusiast keeping the RS looking great no matter what the weather throws at us. Coming from Scotland we get a fair bit of the :censored: weather lol, but does not stop me looking after the RS.


Ive always said I like a clean car but I don't really like cleaning my car but also don't trust anyone else to do it. Don't get me wrong I don't hate it by any means but it does get a little frustrating how quickly the car goes from Nitrous Blue to Not blue! But it's the price I pay to enjoy the car whatever the weather and take advantage of the quiet roads during this lockdown! Unfortunately it seems you can't polish the mpg back up though and I've already started being questioned by my financial advisor as to why I'm filling up more often.... "I think it's the cold weather love, means I have leave the car running while it defrosts" :lol:




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