Bx v BMW 4x4

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Bx v BMW 4x4

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:lol:

So there I was cruising down from our local mountain road with snow chains on and taking it oh so cautiously when this plank in a BMW 4x4 passed me did a 180 and bounced off a bank did a 360 and tailed it into a ditch all at a very low speed (like under 30kph) :shock:

I so wish I had a dash cam going at the time it was the stuff youtube was made for :lol:

Loved his tyres an attitude! Urban slicks and the attitude of its a 4wd how did that happen. Then blames me for going to slow :roll: Somehow I think the brakelights on as he passed me may have been a strong contributing factor :wink:

Couple of weeks ago they were panicing not enough snow now theres to much but this weekend is the start of a two week school holiday and winter madness.

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Of course it was your fault! couldn't possibly have been his!! after all you're in an old banger :lol:

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He'd have been OK had he just put nitrogen in his tyres! :lol: :wink:
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mat_fenwick wrote:He'd have been OK had he just put nitrogen in his tyres! :lol: :wink:
Funny you should say that he had bridgestone tyres and those green caps they put on after filling with Nitrogen. :lol:

Seeing some the driving the last 24 hours around the area I am really surprised not to have been going to a call to convert a car. I wish I got a photo of another 4wd today that had a big chunk missing where the nearside headlight should live. One scare myself heading to work this morning with -5c temps. Piece of road had water running over it, after passing that water the steering felt a bit .....light :?

The funny thing ALL the cars I have seen off the road today have one thing in common...4wd modern vehicles....shame the drivers lack the skills.

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ken newbold wrote:Of course it was your fault! couldn't possibly have been his!! after all you're in an old banger :lol:
Funny you say that most people dont realise my BX is 20 years old :shock: beacuse numberplates over here just give an indication when the car was registered to those plates and if you lose or damage a plate you get a new set. So mine have plates registered 5 years ago :wink:

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One of my scariest (and most stupid) moments was when driving down the autoroute in France in February 2010 in the falling snow- Everyone else was trundling behind a truck, and the fast lane was empty. So, I thought sod this, and pulled into the fast lane to overtake. Once there, the car started making a strange noise. At first I thought something was wrong with the car, until I realised the problem - the fast lane had not been cleared of ice, which is why I was alone in it. A slight turn of the steering wheel to get me back into the middle lane revealed how light the steering was, and I VERY slowly gradually changed to the middle lane.

Never again.... :oops:
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