Monday, December 03, 2007

Smooth Tarmac.



About 10 years ago, planners, planned, in some remote office where the coffee is tasteless and the girls have thin lips and no waistline, that Queens Rd should have traffic calming humps. Bastard speed humps top the rest of us. There was uproar amongst both shop keepers and residents and for once all were mobilised into defeating this menace together. Many letters were written and phone calls made and it actually worked. We won!! The French would have simply blocked the road with turnips until the council were drawn to their knees, but we actually did it the English way and won. I still can’t really believe it but just look how smooth that tarmac is.


6 comments:

Peter Ashley said...

Darth Vader and Cartier Bresson hit Queens Road at the same moment!
If you want to drive through speed bumps without slackening speed try Weldon in not so remote Northamptonshire.

Toby Savage said...

I'll try it. They have them in Kibworth, my Country Residence, the population being too law abiding to protest, but I have discovered a rat run round the Stepfordesque back streets that avoids all of them. So, if you live there and notice an old Land Rover trailing oil and blue smoke, it's me. You should have protested more!

Diplomat said...

Obviously an essential skill in Land Rover driving is knowing where the bumps are - eiher that or invest in some parbolics and decent shockers. Better still drive a CX - pah

Diplomat said...

It might have been wizer to have had your flies done up when you took the picture.

Toby Savage said...

I find the Kibworth ones are best taken on the Cagiva Elefant. Straight through the middle of them, Ducatti desmo 750 chugging at 3000 rpm in third. The little 80 inch is torture whichever way I approach them. In fact it's torture on smooth tarmac. The coil sprung 110 (Old Man Emu's all round, 2 inch lift) better... I imagine any Citroen would be good in these bumpy times.

Toby Savage said...

Oh. My flies are always undone. Zip's bust.