theALPINAregister.com Forum Index theALPINAregister.com
The Forum section of www.theALPINAregister.com
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   Site SearchSite Search   Forum SearchForum Search   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups  GalleryGallery   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

How to fit wing mirrors to human beings ...

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    theALPINAregister.com Forum Index -> Charles's Blog
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Charles
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 23 Jun 2003
Posts: 6952
Location: Oxford

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 5:59 pm    Post subject: How to fit wing mirrors to human beings ... Reply with quote

I haven't posted a new blog for a while so here goes.

I've spent the day up in London and have been all over the place on the tube. Everywhere I went there were people meandering aimlessly and changing direction without a moment's thought for other pedestrians around them.

Not only was this frustrating as hell, but it got me thinking about "lane discipline" when out walking.

When on the roads, responsible drivers are aware of other vehicles around them and use their mirrors to ensure that their actions don't adversely affect others.

So why the heck can't pedestrians adopt the same approach?


PS And whilst I am here, I would like to congratulate the more mature male driver of the white Seat Ibiza heading south on the M6 yesterday afternoon. Despite a distinct lack of horsepower compared to others around him, he drove beautifully and kept up with the lane 3 flow, making space when needed and slipping back in when safe to do so.

clap
_________________
Charles
Teacher of Chemistry and driver of ALPINAs - not necessarily in that order Wink
B3S Touring (49/116) - been to the moon and now on the way back!
Renault Grand Espace - not mine but the wife's!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Chas
ALPINA
ALPINA


Joined: 28 Apr 2004
Posts: 3993
Location: Aberdeenshire

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the best you can come up with in 5 weeks? Rolling Eyes
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Charles
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 23 Jun 2003
Posts: 6952
Location: Oxford

PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chas wrote:
Is that the best you can come up with in 5 weeks? Rolling Eyes


Well at least I have written something ...
_________________
Charles
Teacher of Chemistry and driver of ALPINAs - not necessarily in that order Wink
B3S Touring (49/116) - been to the moon and now on the way back!
Renault Grand Espace - not mine but the wife's!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Geoff
ALPINA
ALPINA


Joined: 02 Aug 2006
Posts: 1165
Location: North Lincolnshire

PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Know what you mean Charles, sometimes at the supermarket it's old gits night, stop start, stop start, give 'em all wing mirrors Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
_________________
B3 BiTurbo Coupe (#104)
B10 3.3 (#055) Sold
Austin Healey 3000 BT7 (Sold)

Every day is a winding road.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
B10BRW
ALPINA
ALPINA


Joined: 16 Mar 2005
Posts: 3565
Location: Weald of Kent

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geoff wrote:
Know what you mean Charles, sometimes at the supermarket it's old gits night,


Come on Geoff, you are not that old Wink Boo Hoo Hoo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Charles
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: 23 Jun 2003
Posts: 6952
Location: Oxford

PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geoff wrote:
Know what you mean Charles, sometimes at the supermarket it's old gits night, stop start, stop start, give 'em all wing mirrors Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes


Sounds like they have already been fitted with the BMW EfficientDynamics package, but I'd worry about a slipping clutch.

And as for emissions controls ...
_________________
Charles
Teacher of Chemistry and driver of ALPINAs - not necessarily in that order Wink
B3S Touring (49/116) - been to the moon and now on the way back!
Renault Grand Espace - not mine but the wife's!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    theALPINAregister.com Forum Index -> Charles's Blog All times are GMT + 2 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group