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  • Bunk
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    Originally posted by darmstadt View Post
    Next week sometime...

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    FTFY

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  • darmstadt
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    Originally posted by AtW View Post
    3 hours 29 minutes.
    Last week sometime...

    threaded

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  • AtW
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    Originally posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    About 3 hours 30 minutes in a proper contractor's car.
    3 hours 29 minutes.

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  • darmstadt
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    Originally posted by threaded View Post
    What is it with German motorways and all the bridges? I am certain several of the new bridges just stopped in mid air and had open fields at either end, i.e. they were there but nothing could use them, and they didn't appear to be replacement bridges as they weren't anywhere near old bridges, or any other proper roads that I could see on the navigator.

    Some places had two lanes, but you'd catch up with a lorry and there was just no way to overtake as what remained of the 2nd lane was too narrow, and they went on for miles.
    Quite often they'll build the bridges well in advance as the go ahead for the road hasn't been given yet. I lived near one which had been standing there for at least 10 years and suddenly there was a bunch of new roads and housing estates, overnight!

    Wimp, those type of roadworks are there to test your nerves. I occasionally push my way through but sometimes even I wimp out. The only people who don't seem to wimp out are WVM.

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  • Toastiness
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    Originally posted by threaded View Post
    What is it with German motorways and all the bridges? I am certain several of the new bridges just stopped in mid air and had open fields at either end, i.e. they were there but nothing could use them, and they didn't appear to be replacement bridges as they weren't anywhere near old bridges, or any other proper roads that I could see on the navigator.
    Probably designed to let wildlife cross the motorway, prevents habitat fragmentation. Looks weird when you see a bridge with trees growing on it.

    HTH

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  • threaded
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    Had a strange dream where I relived parts of the drive down, specifically the contra-flows and bridge works.

    What is it with German motorways and all the bridges? I am certain several of the new bridges just stopped in mid air and had open fields at either end, i.e. they were there but nothing could use them, and they didn't appear to be replacement bridges as they weren't anywhere near old bridges, or any other proper roads that I could see on the navigator.

    Some places had two lanes, but you'd catch up with a lorry and there was just no way to overtake as what remained of the 2nd lane was too narrow, and they went on for miles.

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  • PRC1964
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    Originally posted by cojak View Post
    You only think driving is cheap because you have a sensible car.

    Try being chauffer driven that distance in a luxury sports car that does 15 mpg.

    Then who's the cheapskate...

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  • cojak
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    Originally posted by KentPhilip View Post
    Why don't you fly, ya cheapskate!
    You only think driving is cheap because you have a sensible car.

    Try driving that distance in a luxury sports car that does 15 mpg.

    Then who's the cheapskate...

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  • KentPhilip
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    Why don't you fly, ya cheapskate!

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  • threaded
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    Took a leisurely tour down, but I'm now properly ensconced in a hotel. Shall be taking my time looking at all the shiny shiny things tomorrow.

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  • ThomasSoerensen
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    I could do that in 15 minutes - on my pushbike.





    Maybe because I live 5 km from the Messe halle

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  • The Lone Gunman
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    Originally posted by threaded View Post
    804 km drive to Frankfurt Messe.
    So what did you buy? Is that mini coupe as good as it sounds?

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  • darmstadt
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    Originally posted by threaded View Post
    804 km drive to Frankfurt Messe.
    IAA?

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  • Mich the Tester
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    Originally posted by threaded View Post
    804 km drive to Frankfurt Messe.
    About 3 hours 30 minutes in a proper contractor's car.

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    804 km drive to Frankfurt Messe.

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