Winter is here...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fuzzer, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. fuzzer

    fuzzer MB Enthusiast

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    its +4 degrees in glasgow and its flooding everywhere.

    It was 14 last night and 10 this morning.

    Talk about 4 seasons!

    Winter wheels and 50/50 screenwash anyone? lol
     

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  2. Oli

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    I'm not bothering with winter wheels, E55 will be hopeless in snow no matter what.
    Really would like a nice Range Rover Classic, shame so few of them are diesels.
     
  3. wemorgan

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    4C.....I call that summer in Scotland.

    It was 2C yesterday morning in parts of the Midlands.
     
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    Yip Fuzzer the rain here was hellish westburn drive was flooded that bad i had to drive down the pavement ( sidewalk to our american friends ) that low part always floods out.. George.
     
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    You need to re-fuel soon Fuzzer;)
     
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    Ha! was on my way lol £70 later :)

    the fields were overflowing into the dual carageway outside sainsburys at east kilbride! was crazy
     
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    Can't think of a better way of spending £70:D
     
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    Come south it's almost tropical down here!
     
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    Surface water flooding has become more and more of a problem as Britain gets concreted or tarred over. :ban: Time and again contractors are building on land which experiences flooding on an annual basis for years . :doh: This compounded by the non provision of proper drainage channels or culverts to accomodate existing subterranean water courses. :eek: Come an extended period of high rainfall hydraulic pressure will find an outlet somewhere and voila --- floods everywhere.:eek: A little attention to detail of the local water courses and existing water table at the construction stage would pay dividends in the longer term.:thumb: Whereas the approach seems to be - ground a bit soggy- little underground stream ? a few tons of hard core will soon solve that. :wallbash:
     
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    Don't complain about the water Fuzz. Alex is going to sell it to the Anglish for £1 ppl next spring when they run out. :p
     
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    The problem is that they do allow drainage, but into brooks, streams and rivers instead of large soak-away ponds. this then causes flash flooding and the subsequent backing up of land drainage systems.
     
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    i bought winter wheels for mine last year, never regretted it esp when i passed the range rovers on a hill near me as they stilll had summer tyres on
     
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    I would like a decent classic shape one with all terrain off road tyres on, their a great bit of fun for green laning, I might get rid of the Golf for one if I can find a decent diesel!.

    I think one of the most scary driving experiences I've had was on my way back from collecting my Tuscan, outnof nowhere it started snowing quite heavily on the M40, and a TVR with summer tyres on wasn't much fun.
     
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    Aye that's been happening for hundreds of years - you lot bottle it, and label it "blend"
     
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    Oh , I can : a nice bottle of one of my favourite malts , and some change for cheese toasties :)
     
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