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    #16
    This was my classic Yamaha RD400E in a rather battered and tatty way. Scary bike too, 0-100 in a very short time in it's day. Ah the nostalgia of it!
    Sorry for the poor quality, it's been hidden down the back of a shelf.

    Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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      #17
      This is my absolutely battered Buy-A-Wreck Ford Granada 2.8L. And it really does say OUCH! on the wing.
      She lasted me 7 years before it totally fell to bits, I loved my wrecks what can I say!

      Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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        #18
        Ahhh... the Ford Granada... what a car! You could literally pick the every component out of the engine and put it back together!

        Not like cars today... a computer with oil!

        This was my dream car about 20 years ago...
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          #19
          I love description of today's cars...a computer with oil...so true!!!!!!

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            #20
            My Ford Granada 2.0L, just finished servicing her after putting in reconned gearbox in 1990.

            Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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              #21
              For me this looks more like a Mark 5 Cortina (1979-1983).
              Is this possible?

              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                #22
                my weekly ride,day after day after day after day.





                best regards Thijs

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                  #23
                  I think the last image, the winter shot, is superb!

                  Love the ambience of the winter and the look of your big rig!

                  How many horsepowers do you have at your disposal?
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                    I think the last image, the winter shot, is superb!

                    Love the ambience of the winter and the look of your big rig!
                    that picture was taken the second easternday,that fall early in 2008, last of march,but yes technical stil in winter.

                    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                    How many horsepowers do you have at your disposal?
                    just 430,not that many for the work i do.

                    mostly arount ±60/65 tons,but fortunately, holland is a flat country,
                    so i manage it.
                    and when i am in germany,belgium or luxembourg then we don't drive with so heavy containers.
                    best regards Thijs

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                      #25
                      My ride(s) can be seen elsewhere, but I just want to post what was my job-ride for about 11 years ago...., when I as 'janihudi' was a road train driver...
                      I see 'janihudi' drives a DAF semi, but I drove a Scania 580 and a Volvo FH12 between Oslo and Kristiansund...., up and down..., up and down, up and down..., the same 60 miles every other day. This was clearly not for me. The rules of work and rest here in Norway are a joke, as the driver load and unload in the daytime and drive at night. Who's going to do the job otherwise...? In between all that, there might be some hours of sleep, but who's able to sleep when the Government tells you to....?




                      I know I posted these in the old forum, but since 'janihudi' is new here, and he show us his job ride...., I just thought it would be ok to do this posting

                      I see you haul ±60-65 tons. Here in Norway we have a limit of 50 tons. 52 if the road train is 22 meters, (If I remember correct).
                      Last edited by Sterkoder; August 27th, 2009, 22:09.
                      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                        #26
                        Sterkoder wrote: "between Oslo and Kristiansund...., up and down..., up and down, up and down..., the same 60 miles every other day".

                        For the non-Norwegians here on CV; A Norwegian "Mile" = 10 Km., not a statute mile (1,632 m.) That gives it another perspective.

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                          #27
                          Thanks Ombugge---not that I wasn't confused before, moving between metric and 'English'--now I have to deal with Norwegian Miles......

                          But I had thought....60 miles...must be a typo....

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                            #28
                            And to be correct..., it's 580 kilometers, which is 58 norwegian miles. But thank you for your claryfing...., I belive we needed it, so many different ways of measuring distances we have...
                            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                              #29
                              hallo sterkroder

                              we also have a limit of 50 tons voor "normal" trucks.
                              the lzv, in englisch lhv: long heavy vehicle ma go to 60 ton and max 25,25meters,they may weight more because the extra lenght they weight more.

                              that i load more goes good thil the cops see you then i have a bit of a problem.

                              but i agreet to that it is stupid that the driver has to do his load and unloading of the truck.
                              and with this driven hours at the end of the week you sleep overday and drive al night.

                              it is now sofar that i want to quit to drive,but don"t now what to do.
                              but stil i have floating diesel thru my vaenes? insteed of blood.
                              even so muth ,that i go to the cityhal to got married (with my wife) in the truck,
                              is comon here in holland for truckdrivers.

                              i stil like the driving ,but hate the rules of today
                              Last edited by janihudi; August 28th, 2009, 21:54.
                              best regards Thijs

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                                #30
                                Your description of yourself reminds me of some guys I worked with when driving a truck. They too was so fed up with the job, but they had diesel in their systems, and one of them tried another job for a few months. He couldn't cope and went back to the driving.
                                I belive you will too if you change your job You see, I didn't have it in my vanes, and when my daughter was born, I just had to get off the road....

                                In Norway we also have 25,25 meters road train, but we don't have the roads to handle that lengths
                                Therefore there are only a handful of 25,25's driving around, mainly along E-6 down in southern Norway over to Sweden.
                                They use a truck with a semi and a conventional trailer with a singleaxle trolly behind that. Can you ever imagine how it would be possible to handle something like that on small narrow roads in the mountainous country of Norway...? I don't.

                                Good luck in your job anyway and drive safe!!!
                                Last edited by Sterkoder; June 27th, 2010, 13:18.
                                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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