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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:33 AM   #13601
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I also did around 60-65 km/h many years ago while decending this bridge in Arad, Romania where the speed limit is 50 km/h (*cough* but everyone drives with 70-80 km/h there *cough*).
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Old May 11th, 2012, 12:21 PM   #13602
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Old May 11th, 2012, 12:23 PM   #13603
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What are they doing?
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Old May 11th, 2012, 12:26 PM   #13604
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Removing a zebra crossing.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 12:28 PM   #13605
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It's that how it's done? I thought they just paint over the white strips.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #13606
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It's that how it's done?
In Uzbekistan, apparently
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Old May 11th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #13607
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Old May 11th, 2012, 12:41 PM   #13608
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It's that how it's done? I thought they just paint over the white strips.
Paint is expensive. Workforce is paid per month no matter what they are doing.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 12:48 PM   #13609
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But in the rest of the world - at least in Italy - they just paint. If you hire external workers to paint (which can be done in 15 minutes) you're gonna spend a lot less.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 02:04 PM   #13610
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I remember that in the old communist Romania everybody had to work somwhere. If they didn't have work places for people they created new ones so that there would be noone unemployed. The situation might be the same in the video
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Old May 11th, 2012, 04:24 PM   #13611
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But in the rest of the world - at least in Italy - they just paint. If you hire external workers to paint (which can be done in 15 minutes) you're gonna spend a lot less.
Not true. In many third world countries it is cheaper to hire workforce than use a single machine, which uses additional fuel and material - which is also very expensive, often much more than in western countries.

And let be honest: black paint over white paint mostly does not make good results (I see that clearly in Italy). It is better to physically remove paint with a scrubbing machine.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 04:53 PM   #13612
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Starting to Denmark, soon.

Every time I travel to abroad the wather turns bad. Today in Germany, 29 degrees, sunshine. Tomorrow 12 degrees, rain.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #13613
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Everytime I wash my car it will rain.

Today I washed my bike to see what happens
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Old May 11th, 2012, 05:01 PM   #13614
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Not true. In many third world countries it is cheaper to hire workforce than use a single machine, which uses additional fuel and material - which is also very expensive, often much more than in western countries.
I meant "the rest of the developed world".

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And let be honest: black paint over white paint mostly does not make good results (I see that clearly in Italy). It is better to physically remove paint with a scrubbing machine.
Possibly. Some of the are quite good, I've seen some even today in Brescia.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #13615
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Starting to Denmark, soon.

Every time I travel to abroad the wather turns bad. Today in Germany, 29 degrees, sunshine. Tomorrow 12 degrees, rain.
I'm headed towards Germany tomorrow, too, to attend to a party thrown by some friends. Funny thing is that they chose tomorrow, which is gonna be the wetter and rainier day of this spring. Funnier thing is, that the friend who's organizing is a climatologist
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Old May 11th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #13616
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I remember that in the old communist Romania everybody had to work somwhere. If they didn't have work places for people they created new ones so that there would be noone unemployed. The situation might be the same in the video
hehe true also in Yugoslavia, there were jobs like "painting fence in textile industry" or similar
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Old May 11th, 2012, 06:29 PM   #13617
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I'm headed towards Germany tomorrow, too, to attend to a party thrown by some friends. Funny thing is that they chose tomorrow, which is gonna be the wetter and rainier day of this spring. Funnier thing is, that the friend who's organizing is a climatologist
Semi-related to your transalpine trip: do you know whether the warm spring has already cleared some of the passes for early seasonal opening?
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Old May 11th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #13618
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I remember that in the old communist Romania everybody had to work somwhere. If they didn't have work places for people they created new ones so that there would be noone unemployed. The situation might be the same in the video
This problem is common also in Greece and southern Italy. Here the public administration is very inefficient and employ a greater number of people than those that are really needed, generating a huge waste of public money. However services and infrastructures in this areas are worse than in other first world countries because of bad administration and public funds entering in shady guys' pockets instead of being used for the right purpose. Does the mayor of a 4k town really need a private taxi driver paid with public money? Well, in Sicily is reality.

Erasing lines scrubbing the asphalt is better than panting them over, because the black paint tents to disappear revealing the previous black one. However it still leave some visible traces until the road is repaved.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #13619
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Semi-related to your transalpine trip: do you know whether the warm spring has already cleared some of the passes for early seasonal opening?
I guess Stelvio is open because on 26 May Giro d'Italia will pass there. If Stelvio is open I think most of the others are too, but I don't know for sure.

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Old May 11th, 2012, 07:01 PM   #13620
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The (much lower) Gotthard pass is still closed unfortunately...
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