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Hi all, I hope you're making the most of this astounding weather we've been having this weekend! Phew!

 

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10 days in with my Ceramic Sport Nav 2.0 and I'm loving it more and more with every passing day, finding more and more reasons to just 'nip out' somewhere, or take it for longish jaunts through some of the dramatic scenery we have up here in Yorkshire, which is so ubiquitous for us locals that we almost stop noticing it after a while ....but it is truly breathtaking!

 

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The car handles great, as you'd expect, and on twisting open roads is a complete and utter joy to drive! Some first impressions of my newly discovered pleasures of top-down driving: it's a revelation, hearing the cheep-cheeping of sparrows as you pass through hamlets and villages, the wonderful scent of newly cut fields of grass for silage, the eye-level view of red and yellow wildflowers in the verges, the top-down sunburn(!), the shear exhilaration of sitting with your bum almost on the road as you press the accelerator pedal, giving a whole new dimension to speed, the pleasant conversations that you can effortlessly strike up with perfect strangers about the car, almost anywhere that you stop. Equally surprising is the way you can detect the fleeting thick odour of poor unfortunate roadkill rabbits as they rot 'fragrantly' in the heat of the day as you pass them by, that's something you don't detect in a normal car! On the downside, how downright annoying are the morons in vans and German saloons, who want to 'tailgate' you because they can see right over the top of you and think they can impress you that they can keep up with you, within a few yards of your rear, why do they have to do that? ....rear-mounted gunner required for them!!

 

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Keep applying the Factor 50 sun cream and get your top off, maybe we'll see each other out there sometime!
Sal



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Sounds like you have had a fantastic weekend Sal  :D



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I wholly concur with all you have said there, Sal  :thumbsup:

 

[PS: Having to share the public highway with said "morons" is the only unfortunate downside of driving one of the world's finest and most popular sports cars.] 


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Erm, excuse me Sal, if you have a white van or German car up against your back bumper, YOU AIN'T GOIN' FAST ENOUGH, especially round the twisty bits! :giggle:
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Erm, excuse me Sal, if you have a white van or German car up against your back bumper, YOU AIN'T GOIN' FAST ENOUGH, especially round the twisty bits! :giggle:

 

Correct, Sir!  :thumbsup:



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Sounds like you had a great time Sally.

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You'll fit in well here Sal with your affection for German Saloons !!   Luckily I have a German Estate ..........  ;) 


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Great pics Sal..... :nod:

 

An ND, and pictures taken in 'God's own county'.....It just doesn't get any better! ... :thumbsup:


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Surely we can get a drive out together into the Dales or Moors.  Plenty of Yorkies here, and I could possibly come south a bit to meet up, depending where you decide to go.


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Erm, excuse me Sal, if you have a white van or German car up against your back bumper, YOU AIN'T GOIN' FAST ENOUGH, especially round the twisty bits! :giggle:

LOL  :lol:  ....the twisty bits aren't the problem, I can usually leave them in the dust; no the only time they can catch me is when it's the straight trunk roads, A65, A59, where you have to look out for mobile speed traps (ahem, of which there are always some!) or where you're in a long line of holiday-maker traffic basically going nowhere fast ...that's where you have to watch for the 'tailgaters' from what I've experienced so far !!! :angry: 


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