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Old June 15th, 2011, 05:32 PM   #1241
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Old June 15th, 2011, 07:32 PM   #1242
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When I do not agree I force my GPS to use another route. Like in Austria where I (actually me and my dad) drove like 80km on map while GPS was saying to use another(very strange and defenataly not faster or smarter) route and we could not get it find another possible way, it made us U turn 3 times on the same road while there was no other road nearby...

Anyway we kept on driving(around 80km) by map and then suddenly the GPS fixed itself.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 08:55 PM   #1243
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Really! I have no GPS at all, and yet I manage to get out of town and go tooling around the Northeast, into multiple states, just fine.
Same here. Good old maps FTW.
Some friends of mine who have a GPS still manage to lose their route anyway.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 09:20 PM   #1244
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The A12 urban highway in the suburbs of Antwerp. As you know it's not a real up to standard rule highway but a converted national road.
Enjoy! Some pics remind me remotely of the USA with the big shops and advertising...

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1. de 82 m hoge toren.

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2. Van bovenuit, boomsesteenweg richting antwerpen

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3. in de verte, skyline anwerpen +-13km

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5. Boom centrum, skyline brussel in de verte

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7. a12 richting brussel

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10. de "sleuf"

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15. en de avond valt...

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16.

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18. nogmaals antwerpen, links silvertoptorens, ergens rechts zie je de londen tower...

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22. een uurtje later..

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23. a12 by night (zonder statief)

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Old June 15th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #1245
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Nice. But I suppose the pictures with the Antwerp skyline are taken with a very with large zoom lens?
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Old June 15th, 2011, 10:33 PM   #1246
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They probably are...I have no idea, It's taken from Boom 11km from Antwerp.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 11:31 PM   #1247
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Nice, pics, tnx !
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Old June 17th, 2011, 02:34 AM   #1248
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I suspect that one of the major reasons why there are so few cabover type big-rig trucks in North America is that 'conventional' (engine in front) type rigs provide much better collision protection for the drivers.

The only cabovers that I see here are a few local short-wheelbase straight delivery trucks.

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They are rare in Europe because they have to pay taxes for length, so the shorther they are the cheaper.
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Old June 17th, 2011, 09:00 AM   #1249
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Not really, in Europe trucks are limited to their entire length, not just the trailer, hence it's more economical to have a cab-over. Conventionals ("nose trucks") are usually only used in construction(like) activities or tank transport which have such a heavy weight that they can't use long trailers anyway.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 04:18 PM   #1250
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A couple of new video's. The first video features the motorway seen in pictures in an earlier post.

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De filmpjes die ik gisteren gemaakt heb tijdens mijn ritje in Belgie:


Startpunt hier is de N16 t.h.v. de kanaalbrug bij Willebroek, om iets verder de A12 richting Antwerpen op te draaien, om tenslotte nog een stukje R1 door de Kennedytunnel mee te pakken waar iets verder dan de video t.h.v. Zwijndrecht eindigt:


Dit filmpje toont een reeks tunnels in Brussel, met o.a. de tunnels komende van de N3 richting Wetstraat, en de tunnels op de kleine ring (R20) vanaf de Wetstraat tot Koekelberg:


En tenslotte een stukje grote Brusselse ring (R0) t.h.v. het viaduct van Vilvoorde en de werkzaamheden aldaar waar ik me illustratief aan de geldende Vmax heb gehouden en dus goed te zien is dat vrijwel iedereen me inhaalde, en een gedeelte van de E19 tot Mechelen:
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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:35 PM   #1251
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Wat betekent "t.h.v."?

(What does "t.h.v." mean?)
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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #1252
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"ter hoogte van", literally "at the altitude of", but more like "near" (a city, street, geographical object, etc). Ter hoogte van Mechelen > Near or at Mechelen, in this case at the viaduct of Vilvoorde.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 06:23 AM   #1253
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Thought it might be something like that. Probably a direct translation of the French "à hauteur de".
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Old June 29th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #1254
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Nice vids! Like the second one to.
The last one is very recent. The vilvoorde viaduct is in repair since two weeks
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Old June 29th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #1255
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I've made the 3 videos last Sunday afternoon (June, 26th.). In the future you'll see more videos like this from mostly Belgian routes and highways .

These were my first 2 videos made with my new camera holder (filmed June, 23th.)

A10 - E40 Ostend to Aalter.


Border crossing B-Nl nearby Sluis (B:N376 - NL:N253)
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Old June 30th, 2011, 07:26 PM   #1256
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Some Flemish motorways will no longer be lit at night (article in French):

http://www.lalibre.be/actu/belgique/...n-flandre.html
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Old June 30th, 2011, 07:47 PM   #1257
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Same news here with a few more details: http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuw...10630Lichtplan (article in Dutch)

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Old July 1st, 2011, 02:34 AM   #1258
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When is Belgium starting to upgrade it's motorway network? Even Poland is starting to straddle into the 21st century now, and the new A4 is a joy to drive on. They've had major roadworks on the Antwerp ringroad on the stretch Gent to Breda, and they preicted that the road will hold for 30 years. But I wasn't impressed when they delivered it. On the E17 on the Gent viaduct you notice that once in a while the beat changes when you drive over it. Antwerp-Eindhoven is like a railtrack. It seems to me they have done the E411 between Namur and Luxemburg twice 5 years ago, with contraflow traffic in place for 20 km. In the summer season! Roadsigns are messy, and they are fighting a language war on them.
I spoke to a Belgian driver about this once, and he blamed the Dutch lorrydrivers transiting through Belgium. But Dutch roads are like carpet....

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Another nice anecdote. You know how in Belgium, they announce roadworks and lane closures up to 3000 metres before start? Three tears ago they were going to resurface a few km of road on the E40 at Adinkerke / Veurne. Starting right on the border with France coming from Calais. And out they came with the warning shields and their ridiculous big cones with the flashing light-bulbs, and they started lining everything up 3000 metres into France. At least they posted the warnings in both French and Flemish. The French, quite right as they are, threw everything back over the border back into Belgium, and started announcing the lane closure with their own diagram signs - and using their own medium size cones 600 metres before the border and the actual roadworks. With no more information then necessary, like in the most of Europe.
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Old July 1st, 2011, 04:14 PM   #1260
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I've made the 3 videos last Sunday afternoon (June, 26th.). In the future you'll see more videos like this from mostly Belgian routes and highways
Great! can't wait. You are doing a good job!
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