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Re: Snitching to HM Filth

At 5:30 PM -0500 on 12/17/97, Ian J Haseltine wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phil Payne <quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk>
> >I have no objection whatever to doing twice the 'suggested' velocity, but
> >there's a time and a place.  The Norman Cross roadworks are large, complex,
> >and changing by the hour - the suggested 50 mph is (IMO) too much in some
> >places.
> I'll back Phil on this, I passed through those roadworks a while ago and
> even in broad daylight things were confusing. At the time I thought they
> were the worst set that I had ever seen but this title has now been taken by
> those in the Crownpoint Bridge area of Leeds.
Heh.  Try the "Big Dig" project on the other side of the pond.  Largest
road construction project in the world, I believe.  Biggest budget and time
period, I think.  Right smack in the middle of the home of the Boston

_nothing_ compares. The route to Logan International Airport had me feeling
like I was driving a race track with 4 other lanes of traffic...multiple S
sharp S-curves, with nothing between you and the cabbie next to you except
a thin dotted line.  Very small lanes.  40-50mph.  People lane-changing, or
not staying in the lanes(which _is_ hard to pull off!)  Y I K E S !

Actually looked at a 5kCSTQ owned by a guy straight out of engineering
school working on the Big Dig(reason for selling:"well, I'm thinking of
moving up now that I have a god job.")  Talk about dream jobs.  Car was
nice too.  He added/changed some of the speakers to Polk stuff, had a
CD/radio, and a humungous subwoofer in the trunk with an amp to match.
"Hmm.  What's this funny looking box here?  Did you leave some stuff in the
trunk?"  "Oh.  No, that's the subwoofer."

Car was in nice shape, though the special edition chamios(sp?) interior was
kinda weird(felt like an Audi made in Texas.)  Had a stiffer WG spring and
a resistor mod, I think.  Definately more lively.  Work was done by
"Randolph Racing."  <sigh>.  Was asking 6500, I think, maybe 6000.  Had to
pass it up.


Brett Dikeman
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