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Post by spokey » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 13:44

Please make any comments suggestions about the format of RoadZ submissions here.
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Post by RobBruce » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 13:45

Could we group routes into "Regions", such as SouthEast, Midlands, NorthWest etc? There's probably too much work for the Mods if we did it by Counties, and some routes will probably cross borders............ :mrgreen:
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Post by spokey » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 13:54

RobBruce wrote:Could we group routes into "Regions", such as SouthEast, Midlands, NorthWest etc? There's probably too much work for the Mods if we did it by Counties, and some routes will probably cross borders............ :mrgreen:
Dear Mr Bruce,

Your comments have been noted and will be forwarded to a committee for review and discussion. Thank you for taking the time to apprise us of your views.

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Post by Alfie » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 14:12

Obviously I'm missing something here.

What's RoadZ...?

:rtm:

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Post by spokey » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 14:26

Alfie wrote:Obviously I'm missing something here.

What's RoadZ...?

:rtm:

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Do keep up! :mrgreen:
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Post by Alfie » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 14:38

Ahhh...right.

Things move so quick on this forum these days....that came and went without me seeing it.

Must make a note to spend EVEN MORE time surfing Zroadster.... :roll:

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Post by BimBeema » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 15:13

errrmm! I can't really see the point if I was being honest! but thats my opinion! what's the point in discussing the stretch of this motorway or A road or whatever! might aswell watch the paint dry! :? or am I missing the point/purpose of this section?

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Post by garyw » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 15:16

BimBeema wrote:errrmm! I can't really see the point if I was being honest! but thats my opinion! what's the point in discussing the stretch of this motorway or A road or whatever! might aswell watch the paint dry! :? or am I missing the point/purpose of this section?
I think you have missed the point.... :lol:
Fosse way and Fish Hill get my vote..

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Post by BimBeema » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 15:19

garyw wrote:
BimBeema wrote:errrmm! I can't really see the point if I was being honest! but thats my opinion! what's the point in discussing the stretch of this motorway or A road or whatever! might aswell watch the paint dry! :? or am I missing the point/purpose of this section?
I think you have missed the point.... :lol:
Fosse way and Fish Hill get my vote..

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Oh well, never mind! :|

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Post by spokey » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 15:32

BimBeema wrote:errrmm! I can't really see the point if I was being honest! but thats my opinion! what's the point in discussing the stretch of this motorway or A road or whatever! might aswell watch the paint dry! :? or am I missing the point/purpose of this section?
Well, the idea is that if you drive a stretch of road that's really good fun, you will tell us all about it. The way you do it is to submit to a moderator (via PM) something like the Fish Hill route I outlined. The moderator will then whip it into shape and post it in this forum for discussion.

I only posted Fish Hill as an example to show the sections of the route. A more realistic route would be something like Ullapool / Smoo Caves / Lairg / Ullapool... ;)
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Post by spokey » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 15:46

garyw wrote:
BimBeema wrote:errrmm! I can't really see the point if I was being honest! but thats my opinion! what's the point in discussing the stretch of this motorway or A road or whatever! might aswell watch the paint dry! :? or am I missing the point/purpose of this section?
I think you have missed the point.... :lol:
Fosse way and Fish Hill get my vote..

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Where is the Fosse Way writeup? :P
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Post by icarus » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 16:09

You've done a good job in short time, well done Spokey. There will inevitable teething troubles but it is well worth making the effort.
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Post by icarus » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 16:13

Sorry I forgot to ask where you got the map form?
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Post by spokey » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 16:29

icarus wrote:Sorry I forgot to ask where you got the map form?
I grabbed a snapshot from Autoroute 2004. You MIGHT be able to achieve the same effect using Google maps. Click here for an example. However, Google maps isn't as easy to hardwire waypoints into.
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Post by RobBruce » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 16:30

BimBeema wrote:errrmm! I can't really see the point if I was being honest! but thats my opinion! what's the point in discussing the stretch of this motorway or A road or whatever! might aswell watch the paint dry! :? or am I missing the point/purpose of this section?

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Post by Foz » Tue 23 Jan, 2007 14:22

also see my post here
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In fact - It was MY idea!

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Post by pingu » Tue 23 Jan, 2007 21:04

garyw wrote: Fosse way and Fish Hill get my vote..
Which part(s) of the Fosse? I often go from High Cross (A5) to Princethorpe on the way to work. Nice road.
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Post by garyw » Tue 23 Jan, 2007 22:09

pingu wrote:
garyw wrote: Which part(s) of the Fosse? I often go from High Cross (A5) to Princethorpe on the way to work. Nice road.
Just keep going after princethorpe, it can be a really quick and exciting road at the right time of the day

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Post by muppet » Thu 25 Jan, 2007 16:59

big well done spokey,,

have looked at the roads you have done and like the format , very professional, I am genuinely impressed
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Post by muppet » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 16:38

Found a lap week if spokey can do his thing with it

Start from Abington services on the M74 , Cross over the Motorway and go north on the B7078(old A74) for a few miles and turn left onto the B740 towards Sanquhar, not a straigt bit on it . Road ends at the A76 , turn right and go through Sanquhar. Nice open road for a couple of miles then look out for the left turn onto the B797 to Wanlockhead and Leadhills . Now the road just get bonkers , As my mate said last week "I have been all over Europe and this will stand up to any of them " .
If you fancy a stop try the Hopetoun Hotel in Leadhill the Highest Hotel in Scotland , Decent pub food and coal fire.
Then just when you thought it could not get any better drive the rest of the B797 to Abington, it is a joy .
I have lived in South Lanarkshire since 1990 and I only found these roads last week by looking at a road map and spotting the twisty yellow line.
Honestly some of the best driving I have ever found but be carefull the edges of the roads are a bit indestinct and there were a few large stones lying in the middle of the lane .

Enjoy and be safe
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Post by spokey » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 17:06

muppet wrote:Found a lap week if spokey can do his thing with it
Done! :D
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Post by muppet » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 17:08

that was Quick Mr Spokes
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Post by spokey » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 17:18

muppet wrote:that was Quick Mr Spokes
That's just what she said last night... :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Post by muppet » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 17:27

spokey wrote:
muppet wrote:that was Quick Mr Spokes
That's just what she said last night... :oops: :oops: :oops:
well done ...last night you are showing off
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Post by pingu » Wed 07 Mar, 2007 18:58

Links to videos taken on the route would be good.

Next time I'm out I might do it as a trial to see what the feedback is like.
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Post by muppet » Fri 11 May, 2007 19:43

pingu wrote:Links to videos taken on the route would be good.
Video !!!!! I need both hands on the steeringwheel personally :shock:
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Post by Gazza » Sat 12 May, 2007 09:54

muppet wrote:Found a lap week if spokey can do his thing with it

Start from Abington services on the M74 , Cross over the Motorway and go north on the B7078(old A74) for a few miles and turn left onto the B740 towards Sanquhar, not a straigt bit on it . Road ends at the A76 , turn right and go through Sanquhar. Nice open road for a couple of miles then look out for the left turn onto the B797 to Wanlockhead and Leadhills . Now the road just get bonkers , As my mate said last week "I have been all over Europe and this will stand up to any of them " .
If you fancy a stop try the Hopetoun Hotel in Leadhill the Highest Hotel in Scotland , Decent pub food and coal fire.
Then just when you thought it could not get any better drive the rest of the B797 to Abington, it is a joy .
I have lived in South Lanarkshire since 1990 and I only found these roads last week by looking at a road map and spotting the twisty yellow line.
Honestly some of the best driving I have ever found but be carefull the edges of the roads are a bit indestinct and there were a few large stones lying in the middle of the lane .

Enjoy and be safe
Reading the BMWCC Mag this morning and had a feeling of Deja Vous

Nice article Mupps or Sandy or Peter ?????????


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Post by muppet » Sat 12 May, 2007 17:17

I wrote it and gave Pete a couple of photo's, Pete collated a few routes and submitted them for the magazine, his name was used . Pete did post on the BMWCC forum saying so but he has stiil not sent the cheque. :roll:
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Post by Guest » Sun 06 Apr, 2008 13:27

I have three articles (ex-BMWCC mag) on the best European passes in France, Italy, and Switzerland, which may be of interest - they are perhaps too long to be included here, but if anyone emails me at ozimandius@wanadoo.fr I'll send a copy.

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Post by Guest » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 17:16

Hi Spokey,

I checked and found that my articles on European passes are about 1200 words long - would it be OK to add these, peraps with a couple of pics each?

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Post by spokey » Mon 14 Apr, 2008 17:19

I don't see why not. PM them to me and I'll get them put up.
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