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Online MrMoon

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Belgian Roads
« on: 10 December, 2018, 01:49:46 PM »
Hi y'all,

Went for a ride yesterday and started playing with a video editor (openshot) afterwards. Enjoy the cobble stones  :110:


Have a beer  :031:

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Re: Belgian Roads
« Reply #1 on: 10 December, 2018, 02:04:16 PM »
Ya should've gone the pub instead.  :031:
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Re: Belgian Roads
« Reply #2 on: 10 December, 2018, 02:26:19 PM »
That vid cheered me up no end, the weather looks just as crappy where you are as it is here.

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Re: Belgian Roads
« Reply #3 on: 10 December, 2018, 03:38:06 PM »
Maybe should've gone to the pub, but that's 1.5 km walk and now I've been riding about 200 km which helps me avoid drunks  :008:
And Bodger, just to improve your day a bit more: there was enough rain and some hail coming from the skies, vision was lousy occassionally, but I enjoyed be out and about.

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Re: Belgian Roads
« Reply #4 on: 10 December, 2018, 03:49:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by MrMoon [+]
Maybe should've gone to the pub, but that's 1.5 km walk and now I've been riding about 200 km which helps me avoid drunks  :008:
And Bodger, just to improve your day a bit more: there was enough rain and some hail coming from the skies, vision was lousy occassionally, but I enjoyed be out and about.


My local pub is similar, walk there get missus to collect. Aint seen a drunk in years, that'd cost approx. 50 nowadays to get drunk. Have a few down the pub then come home & top up on supermarket bottles.

Good on ya for getting out, I think of all the cleaning in that weather & the Tiger stays indoors. I have a lil Jap bike for the dirty salty roads.

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Re: Belgian Roads
« Reply #5 on: 10 December, 2018, 05:14:06 PM »
I'm afraid nobody is going to collect me from the pub which means I have to crawl back home. As for the bike, I only got this one so it just has to do it all. And no garage to store the bike either, so maybe I should clean it. But that's just a maybe. The rain gets most of the dirt of the bike at the moment  :015:

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Re: Belgian Roads
« Reply #6 on: 10 December, 2018, 07:14:41 PM »
Ah, don't you just love the Antwerp ring. Rather you than me - definitely weather for staying inside.

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Re: Belgian Roads
« Reply #7 on: 11 December, 2018, 08:33:02 AM »
Why are Belgian roads so bad? Amazing difference soon as we cross into Lux.
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Re: Belgian Roads
« Reply #8 on: 11 December, 2018, 11:31:58 AM »
That's pretty simple,

in stead of using the car and motorcycle taxes to fix the roads, Belgium uses most of it for social security.
On top of that, Belgium has so many different public services, that a stretch of a few miles/kilometers may belong to several different ones and a permit is needed from all of them. That takes ages and the road just keeps on deteriorating in the mean time ....
You gotta love the German simplicity in that respect, or the Swiss and Austrian solutions, where every penny paid for road taxes gets used to improve the infrastructure.
I don't know how the UK fares in that respect, to be quite honest.

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Re: Belgian Roads
« Reply #9 on: 11 December, 2018, 01:18:29 PM »
The UK seems to put all the road tax into making motorways smarter i.e. putting up an overhead gantry with signs & speed cameras every half a mile so some tw*t in a central control box can change the speed limit on a whim & make everyone travel at 40mph for 2 miles, then back up to 60mph then down to 40mph again 2 miles further on :087:
oh and if you exceed the limit by 1mph you get a lovely fine in the post a few days later  :157:  :232:
they never seem to actually resurface the local roads as the local councils never have enough money from the government to actually do a decent job that lasts any more than a year before the potholes come back with a vengeance  :010:
sorry R3morf3r.. rant over   :182:
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