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 Post subject: Amazing...
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:33 am 
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I joined the by-pass at the Tesco Yeading roundabout this morning and stuck to 50mph. No-one overtook/undertook me, no speeding multiple lane changing idiots and it was a very pleasant experience.

When I got to the 40mph section everyone slowed down and held their lanes correctly. No jostling for position going under the M4.


Wonder if the Plod BMW I was following had any influence? :)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:57 pm 
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Wow that is amazing, it's normally everyone for themself on that road no matter what time of day or night.


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Kremmen wrote:

Wonder if the Plod BMW I was following had any influence? :)



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They are a pain aren't they!


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 Post subject: Re: Amazing...
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I don't understand the usual 'racers'. Especially as they are more than likely going to work = what's the rush ?

I usually have a play and if I see one zooming up the inside lane, and the conditions are right, I speed up a little so they end up behind the inside lane slower moving vehicle. Under these circumstances the ones behind usually bunch up and prevent these idiots pulling out :D

It's been quite a while now since anything comical happened. The last one was on the M4, westbound. I tend to stick at 60mph going to work as it's very fuel efficient and relaxing. I was sat in the inside lane in a sort of convoy doing 60 and Mr Mondeo must have thought I was about to peel off down the Heathrow spur. I assume his intention was to do the same but whilst I take the sliproad inside lane he would take the outside lane and speed down to the roundabout - - - wrong, I am going straight on to the M25. he had nowhere to go and couldn't brake as he had a few quite close behind him so I took him down to the M25 as well :lol: All he had to do was get into the inside lane a bit earlier where there was a suitable gap but as quite a few do, they speed all the way down to the front of the convoy and then cut in (or try to).

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I love blocking people who try to cut in, little pleasure of mine


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I love blocking people who try to cut in, little pleasure of mine


And I thought I was the only one who did this :D


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Ha ha! I do it too :lol:


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Well at least it's not only me then


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 Post subject: Re: Amazing...
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... or me :lol:

I've been doing the same journey for about 15 years now and it helps to know your 'road'. There are a few pinch points where I scan the mirrors repeatedly for these muppets.

When I approach the Yeading roundabout, Northbound, where I turn right towards Tesco and I'm in the correct outside lane, I'm always on the lookout for those who think they can turn right from the centre lane. I reckon I've got a 99% success rate in keeping them on the inside, just behind, so they have to brake and pull in behind or drive up the kerb. I reckon at least once a week.

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