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Former Member23/05/2019 21:01:15

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Paul Marsh23/05/2019 21:09:22
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The best bit of the M6 is Jct 8. Spend many a happy time there, just sitting there watching the hours pass on the clock when in "car park Mode"....

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Geoff Peacock23/05/2019 21:42:15
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Don't go south of Preston on the M6… ever!!!!!!!!

wingcoax23/05/2019 21:47:37
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Percy, you were lucky to see a wheelbarrow. I used to do a h##l of a lot of miles on the motorways for my old job, and got sick of the miles of cones with not a sign of any work going on. Over her now it is a pleasure when you see a cone, you know just a few metres further there will be someone doing maintainance on the road or verge followed a few metres along another cone. They dont waste them over here.

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Nigel R23/05/2019 22:19:30
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Does the road have to be in this country?

There are a few passes in the South of France that are lovely.

David Ashby - Moderator24/05/2019 08:02:08
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Posted by Percy Verance on 23/05/2019 21:01:15:

It seems in a recent poll, the section of M6 which passes through the eastern part of Cumbria was considered one of the best drives around. Strange. I spent quite a bit of time pounding up and down that bit when I drove a company Skoda. I can't recall there being anything special about it, but then I do live here.... At the time I thought I'd avoided having to drive a company car by telling my (then) Area Manager how much I detested driving company cars. What did he do? He went and got a Skoda, all but identical to my own car apart from the colour........

What's your favourite bit of road, and why? M6 just south of Tebay, on the eastern fringes of the Lake District here....

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By far one of the worst stretches of road I've ever had the misfortune to drive on was the A1 as it passes near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire. In particular the Black Cat roundabout. That place is just madness. Without doubt, the closest thing to a near death experience. Nobody gives an inch......

 

 

 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 23/05/2019 21:19:05

 

 

 

The scenery, particularly past Tebay, is very impressive. J36 to Penrith has to be the most scenic section of motorway in the UK.

 

 

Edited By David Ashby - Moderator on 24/05/2019 08:05:10

rcaddict24/05/2019 09:51:23
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J36 is to windermere is it not - j40 to penrith

Flying Flea24/05/2019 10:31:39
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Love the photo, I think it's looking south from Tebay. A local lass told me that just on the right hand side just out of shot is a heart shaped wooded area, where a pilot of one of the fast jets went in, his wife had the trees planted as a memorial to him. You often get the Typhoons coming through the valley very low, it's quite a sight. If you do get stuck in the traffic there it is a nightmare, the locals will quite happily drive for miles to avoid getting stuck on that bit.

The worst M6 stretch seems to be Warrington to Birmingham either way, always accidents or roadworks.

p.s. my mistake that should read on the left hand side as you look at the photo.

Edited By Flying Flea on 24/05/2019 10:33:21

David Ashby - Moderator24/05/2019 12:04:04
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Posted by rcaddict on 24/05/2019 09:51:23:

J36 is to windermere is it not - j40 to penrith

I meant the stretch of motorway between.....

rcaddict24/05/2019 13:14:24
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i know j36 very well as i spent an hour and half there waiting for breakdown truck after i got oil warning light come on in my MH - - turned out it was a warning light telling me it was time for an oil change - - what a plonker I am

 

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but a relieved plonker !!

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Former Member24/05/2019 13:32:13

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rcaddict24/05/2019 13:53:06
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that was the thing percy - it was a flashing red light not orange - breakdown guy said that was the way fiat's and alfa's were !!!! - quick reset and onward

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Martin Harris24/05/2019 14:45:37
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Posted by Flying Flea on 24/05/2019 10:31:39:

A local lass told me that just on the right hand side just out of shot is a heart shaped wooded area, where a pilot of one of the fast jets went in, his wife had the trees planted as a memorial to him.

Sadly as it's a nice story, unless fast jets predated the Wright Brothers somewhat, this isn't likely to be the case as the wood dates back to at least 1841...

Stephen Smith 1424/05/2019 17:12:16
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Not a big fan of the metric system prefer 1/4 UNF to M6

cymaz24/05/2019 17:21:22
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Why do drivers do 80-90 down the M6/M5 ( tenuous I know), then when they arrive at their holiday destination can’t find any speed above 39mphangry

Bob Cotsford24/05/2019 18:08:56
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80-90? Not round Birmingham, I can no longer remember when there weren't roadworks on all the surrounding motorways!

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