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    Re: Eat yer heart out, tractor man.....

    I reckon there's a place for those heavily groomed and sanitised trails. Especially close to the city or on the first couple of easy kilometres of any trail on a tourist route. As Rick says, you...
  2. Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    I wish the one I had (my first car) was even half as good. It was a 1982 Opel Kadett according to the VIN plate, but was badged as a Vauxhall Astra. I got it with 60,000 miles showing and just about...
  3. Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    Those Priuses being sold at 200K are being bought be Uber drivers and won't be sold again until they've done half a million.
  4. Re: What Rock or Pop Music LP do you think is perfect?

    https://vinyl-records.nl/rock/photo-gallery/rush/moving-pictures/rush-moving-pictures-genuine-usa-vinyl-album-photo-224.jpg

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71U715JTlvL._AC_SX425_.jpg
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    Re: Always double check those lug nuts

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  6. Re: Whose got some oldies in their music collection

    That OP just reminds me of our sadly now departed next-door-but-one neighbour, a perpetually jolly Tibetan fellow who was the first from his nation to settle in NZ, back in the sixties We were at...
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    Poll: Re: a poll . . . about a thread

    Well if we all started posting pictures of what kind of car we wished we were playing for, I'm sure it could run to 10K+ (not to mention a few contributions from the goat aficionados).
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    Re: Restore it or fix it and drive?

    I remember passing a couple in a black TD o that long straight stretch of the Southern Motorway on the approach to the Bombays. Most stuff, including stock trucks and campervans, was pulling out and...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    You accept that the initial choice is a 1/3 change of getting the car.

    If you choose to switch your first choice for Monty's other door, then you reverse your choice - if you chose the car and...
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    Re: Restore it or fix it and drive?

    Really? There's one in a neighbour's garage across the road from me. I've never seen it move in 18 years of living there, although it looks in fairly good shape.
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Your post 469 shows that win/lose is always reversed when you switch.

    That's all there is to it.

    The reveal doesn't do anything to the odds, because the odds only matter in the initial...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Nick - try coming up with a scenario where opting for the switch doesn't reverse the original choice.

    There'll always be a goat behind one of the two remaining doors, which Monty will reveal to...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    OK, here's a slightly more detailed version of how I grasped it.

    There are two parts to the game, the initial choice and then the decision to swap or not. The crucial bit is what happens in...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    In a moment of clarity, I realised the key to working out the odds is that if you switch, you will always reverse your original choice.

    From there - original choice has 1:3 chance of being right,...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Correct, but the question posed was "Is it to your advantage to switch?"

    So yes, in the second part of the game it is a 50/50 choice, but whether your original choice was right or wrong was not a...
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    Re: Do you know the correct answer?

    Instinctively I thought the answer was - it make no difference to you chances if you swap or stay.

    Then I read a few of the explanations, drew a little chart, and then started to convince myself...
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    Re: Question re: Where to Sell Bicycles

    Don't undersell it. There's a huge shortage of bikes and bike components out there at the moment. If there's a bike-for-transport or bike commuting group for your area on FB then posting a link to...
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    Re: bicycle lights

    I'm a fan of Blackburn's 2'fer lights. They are compact, bright, and can be set to flash or be fully on, and come with a soft silicon-rubber strap and a clip for attachment. USB rechargeable with a...
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    Re: Album rediscovery.

    I'd say Southern Accents comes close, but for me, Let Me Up (I've Had Enough) is a cracking album, plenty of top numbers, and the weaker ones are stronger than the fillers on Full Moon Fever and some...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    My next door neighbour in the UK had the V12 in an XJS also. It replaced an E-type coupe, and he kept it for a good while but eventually had to concede it cost too much to run, and replaced it with a...
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    Re: Album rediscovery.

    I'm listening to the Rory Gallagher album now, very good.

    Without going into the more esoteric 90s stuff that would be a hard-acquired test for many, might I suggest:

    Deep Purple:
    Machine Head...
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    Re: The Overboat! Yes, please

    Great, dice swimmers into chum rather than just bludgeoning them.
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    Re: Volkswagen truck

    Good grief, I had a Mk1 Polo (would be fairly contemporary) with the 895cc petrol that made that much power, about the same MPG and could keep up with highway traffic too. There's really not much to...
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    Re: See, Bluebirds do exist.

    (Not my pictures)

    Well, there's also the blue and green Takahē, the largest living member of the rail family:
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    Re: See, Bluebirds do exist.

    The Eastern Bluebirds have remarkably similar colouration to our warou, or welcome swallow, a self introduced immigrant from Australia and incredibly hard to photograph while on the wing.

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    Re: 1 mile on the odometer

    I was watching a review of a UK motorcycle auction the other day. An immaculate VFR750 RC30 with 2 'push' miles on the clock, been in a museum, sold for 65,250 quid, but the presenter reckoned you'd...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I spotted this very shiny 1977 Jaguar XJC 5.3 V12 on my way to a customer this morning. It was in the customer parking lot for an engine specialist. It was imported from Australia in 2009 with...
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    Alan White RIP

    Alan White, long time drummer with Yes, but also known for playing on an album called Imagine...

    The intro to On The Silent Wings of Freedom, some of my favourite work of his, and the late, great...
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    Re: Electric lawn mowers; anyone used one?

    There's a petrol mower in my basement, but that's where it has stayed for the last two years, at least.

    My garden is split on many levels, but the back lawn is 2 small sets of steps higher than...
  30. Re: How may of you know someone with Covid at the moment?

    Right now, 2, myself and her good self. I got symptoms last Friday, her on Saturday, and she tested positive on Sunday. I just felt drained until Wednesday when the fever hit and I finally returned...
  31. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Wow, desperate attempts to find some positive spin by the propagandist presenter, but he wasn't having a bar of it. I don't suppose he'll be appearing on state TV again any time soon.

    (reposted...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    I started watching this because it was filmed about a mile and a half from where I grew up, and I wondered if I'd recognise anyone in the crowd. Not so, but the bike, I think, looks right, and it's...
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    Re: old man of the desert

    Was anyone else expecting a selfie?
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    Re: Samsung tablet, gps?

    How accurate are those reef positions in Google Maps though John?

    Back in old Blighty I worked for a remote sensing and air survey company. They are responsible for much of the 'satellite'...
  35. Thread: Velocity

    by AnalogKid
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    Re: Velocity

    Indicated 120 mph on my RD350F2, on a couple of occasions. In theory the RGV250M that replaced it was as fast, but I never got that over 110. I've ridden pillion around north Wales on the back of...
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    Re: an impressive physical specimen

    Came across these impressive specimens on a little pre-hike excursion yesterday, before striking camp. For scale, see the boardwalk at the bottom of the picture. I think the moss might weight more...
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    Re: Tonka Trucks we can own

    Not round here. You'd then have to own a monster truck to get it to the trail head. A Jimny would be road legal, capable on tracks as tough as I'd want to go, and useful as a run-around too. A...
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    Re: Tonka Trucks we can own

    That vicious spiral of more power = stronger frame = more weight = more power and so on.

    I've done enough off-roading in that old stock Defender I used to own to know that there's no fun or...
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    Re: how could george jung's

    Never tried mullet roe, but after my one experience with smoked snapper roe, I don't feel inclined to go there, ever.

    On the Saturday Bridgit and I crewed on my friends boat on a cruising race (no...
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    Re: estate planning

    I played in a band where the only car owner was the drummer, who had one of these:
    https://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/classic-car-images/clubman2.jpg

    We lost out local practice place so ended up...
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    Re: estate planning

    So maybe a bit more like this:

    https://www.driven.co.nz/media/100021137/sprot.jpg?width=820
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    Re: estate planning

    The last car I test drove was an estate, Toyota Fielder Hybrid - a Corolla wagon with the Prius drive train. It drove ok (note, lower case, not deserving of OK) but I was hard pressed to tell it was...
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    Re: estate planning

    At the age of 20 I travelled across most* of the US in one of these:

    https://s.car.info/image_files/1920/0-878606.jpg

    I remember it as being very spacious - 7 young adults plus luggage pretty...
  44. Re: For Paul—if you had to move to Europe, where would you live?

    As a former European (in more ways than one, but can't talk about one of the ways, not on a Paul thread) and having experience of upending everything and moving to another country, I would not...
  45. A Midlife Crisis doesn't always look like a red sportscar - for Paul

    Early in 2020 we went from having 6 adults in the house to just myself and Bridgit. Her parents had been visiting, and our adult son often had his girlfriend over to stay. Coincidence had it that...
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    Re: Side trip to The Pyrenees?

    If you're into the scenery more than the cities, then an area on my wish list and that is often overlooked is Picos de Europa, just under 100 miles west of Bilbao. I can't give any advice more than...
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    Re: ? 1960 Land Rover 109

    Only series truck I've ever driven was a 72 IIA Skippy (88" ex-NZ Army model with cut out front wheel arches) around a short course in Woodhill Forest. It was most excellent fun, but mainly I...
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    Re: ? 1960 Land Rover 109

    Agree, it looks like a series 2 or 2a going by the hinges on the windscreen but the light surrounds and grill are series 3, so it's likely the wings are too. Accident repair? I'm pretty sure that...
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    Re: ? 1960 Land Rover 109

    Sadly not. About the time the One-Ten and Ninety became the Defender (in the 1990 model year, when the Discovery joined the line-up and the 200Tdi replaced the asthmatic 19J) the bumpers and body...
  50. Thread: Wheeeeeee!

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    Re: Wheeeeeee!

    The video states Easter Island, and the fact that the dudes are sliding down that hill on a pair of lashed-together plantain or banana stems, and the incessant wind, does indeed suggest Rapa Nui.
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