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    Flying the flag?

    Quote Originally Posted by chris_d View Post
    Lamble...

    I don't think members are really interested in a place where:

    it's always raining/cold
    all food is either boiled or fish and chips
    the beer is warm
    you have to drive on the wrong side of the road and get to use 'roundabouts'
    they speak unintelligible English

    us Brits better just keep our uncle neds down

    mandy....nice job on the spelling of Done Leera
    I see you have particularly fond memories of Britain. Which part did you come from, sounds like Newport Pagnell Services on the M6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_d View Post
    Lamble...

    I don't think members are really interested in a place where:

    it's always raining/cold
    Wisconsin has 3 months of summer. The rest is raining/cold.
    Quote Originally Posted by chris_d View Post
    all food is either boiled or fish and chips
    I love boiled dinner, and fish and chips.
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    the beer is warm
    I don't drink beer.
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    you have to drive on the wrong side of the road and get to use 'roundabouts'
    That depends on your point of view. Although you might have a point about roundabouts. They do seem to be a punishment.
    Quote Originally Posted by chris_d View Post
    they speak unintelligible English
    So do I!
    I think I would like it there.
    19 BMWMOA Nationals under my belt, and I have no idea what I am doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamble View Post
    I see you have particularly fond memories of Britain. Which part did you come from, sounds like Newport Pagnell Services on the M6?
    Ouch....too far north of the Watford gap for me

    I'm lucky enough to be able to return 'home' frequently and see for myself how things have changed...good and bad.

    Also fortunate to be able to get hold of many of the best bits here in Canada...magazines, pickle, beer....even pork pies!

    I would suggest the Chunnel to people crossing the channel...drive on and drive off again 40 minutes later, no tie downs required.

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    Gapping the Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by chris_d View Post
    Ouch....too far north of the Watford gap for me

    I'm lucky enough to be able to return 'home' frequently and see for myself how things have changed...good and bad.

    Also fortunate to be able to get hold of many of the best bits here in Canada...magazines, pickle, beer....even pork pies!

    I would suggest the Chunnel to people crossing the channel...drive on and drive off again 40 minutes later, no tie downs required.

    Watford Gap...so much in common with the Darien Gap; inhospitable, impeneterable, nothing worth stopping for and a pain to get passed.

    For those who don't know, Watford Gap is a stop on the motorway. They are called service stops, but there are no services other than a toilet worth stopping for. The food is notoriously awful and irrationally expensive. The building is lit by the static electrical build up of the synthetic clothes-usually sport replicas on unsport-like frames is used to light the mid seventies dour building. Children scream, rival football team supporters use it as a rendezvous for exchanging testosterone, and the truck stop is a prostitute pick up area, buy drugs etc...really classy place. One of my riding buddies had been a policeman based there.
    It's also a frequent traffic accident spot, as people who know no doubt speed up to get passed the damnable place and its pervassive odour of old frying fat.

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    A truly horrid place to visit.

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    Well, yes. I'd fancy a bit more, if you'd be so kind.

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    The History Museum Kensington?

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    Dave,

    Are these supposed to be the view from your front door?

    You must have good eye sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamble View Post
    Dave,

    Are these supposed to be the view from your front door?

    You must have good eye sight.
    I wish. The British Museum, actually. What an amazing day that was.
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