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Old February 10th, 2008, 02:33 PM   #181
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I hope to move closer to work at the end of this year. That means i don't have to drive in traffic jams, but take my bike to work (or the car when it rains )
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Old February 10th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #182
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@ 1000city: awesome stuff. I know the "Polski Fiat 125p", it's ugly (I hope it's not the one you miss so much ), I'd rather have the "Warszawa". What do you mean by dots?
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Old February 10th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #183
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Yes, Polski Fiat is the one I miss For me it's a beautiful car - simple, elegant design, perfect proportions. But of course it's the matter of personal taste. Warszawa is another polish car I adore and probably I'm gonna get one in the future, when I could afford owning two cars, as it's my "childhood's dream". As for Polski Fiat 125p I guess You know this type, as it was assembled in former Yugoslavia:


I still don't think it's ugly, but it's also not stylish as older types (plastic rubbish inside and out). I had one of first assembled, like this one (just that mine was ivory with red inerior):








By dots I mean... dots Check first shot in my previous post precisely

EDITED: OMG, I forgot to place this shot - sorry, now it's there

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Old February 10th, 2008, 08:58 PM   #184
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Yeah, now it's better. Wow, whole collection on one picture. How did you recognize so many of them? They are so small. Oh, and yes, I remember Polski Fiat 125p. I just thought it was Lada. I thought the only Polski Fiat was Maluch.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #185
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Polski Fiat 126p, Maluch, was "Mały (small) Fiat"
Polski Fiat 125p was "Duży (big) Fiat"

History of Fiat production in Poland reaches 1920s, so there are many "Polski Fiat" models, but those two were the most popular, and send on many foreign markets.

"How did you recognize so many of them?" - well, as I said I'm an enthusiast
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Old February 10th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #186
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I'm going to move so my daily commute will take more time

6,5 km by car, 4 km by bike (just 10 minutes):

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Old February 11th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #187
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Those Polski Fiat 125p look a lot like ВАЗ-2103 (Лада). The Russian assembly line of Ladas started with Ваз-2101 ("копейка") which was an exact copy of Fiat 124R and was rather a reliable car for that time. But then, Soviet engineers started to re-develop this line naming new models in a consecutive order: 2102, 2103, etc. Since that time, Ladas officially became a piece of crap and a laughing stock of the entire civilised world

Ваз-2103


I saw Fiat 124 in Sacramento twice and was almost sure they were Lada until getting close enough to see Fiat logo.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 05:08 PM   #188
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It takes me about 55 mins to get to my school by bike.
When the weather is too bad I go by bus, which takes about 35 mins, but it is often too late...
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Old February 12th, 2008, 08:40 AM   #189
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Those Polski Fiat 125p look a lot like ВАЗ-2103 (Лада). The Russian assembly line of Ladas started with Ваз-2101 ("копейка") which was an exact copy of Fiat 124R and was rather a reliable car for that time. But then, Soviet engineers started to re-develop this line naming new models in a consecutive order: 2102, 2103, etc. Since that time, Ladas officially became a piece of crap and a laughing stock of the entire civilised world

Ваз-2103

I saw Fiat 124 in Sacramento twice and was almost sure they were Lada until getting close enough to see Fiat logo.
lol there is actually a Lada building on my street in Toronto (i.e. a commercial building that bears a big "Lada" sign), once selling Lada Nivas, although as far as I know they are no longer being sold, since like 1997 (according to Wikipedia).
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Old February 12th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #190
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18 years ago we also had it. Actually it was Lada 1600, I think.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 04:25 AM   #191
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my current commute is from the west end of Dundas, ON to north of downtown Hamilton. Takes about 45 mins depending on how fast my first bus gets me to downtown.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 01:08 PM   #192
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So, I captured pictures of my commute, road part which is most intresting here I had comfortable view because I was at the front of the top of doubledecker bus. Sorry for quality of pictures, it was taken by my mobile phone and it was my first expirience in taking pictures of roads Enjoy


We start. Road A633, Wombwell Lane.


























Stairfoot Roundabout, we join road A635.






















































And new Interchange, opened in April '07


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Old February 14th, 2008, 12:56 AM   #193
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Cool pictures. I've always wondered, what do the zig-zag lane markings mean in Britain?

Examples in these pictures:
http://lh3.google.co.uk/mateuszw90/R...U/DSC00163.JPG
http://lh6.google.co.uk/mateuszw90/R...s/DSC00174.JPG
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Old February 14th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #194
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In the Netherlands they mean something like: be careful, dangerous situation ahead.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #195
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In the UK the zig zags mean there is a pedrestrian crossing.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #196
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Mateo, I thaught that Alhambra was placed in GRanada (Spain), not in Manchester area

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Old February 16th, 2008, 08:59 PM   #197
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Alhambra exists in many countries. Los Angeles has a suburb named Alhambra
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Old February 16th, 2008, 10:04 PM   #198
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Sacramento has Alhambra Blvd that runs parallel to Business-80 in downtown area
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In the UK the zig zags mean there is a pedrestrian crossing.
Thanks for clarifying .
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Old February 16th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #200
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This will be my commuter route from October. I can take my bicycle since it's only 2,5 km, that's like 8 - 10 minutes, saves me up to half an hour one way

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