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Old August 19th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #15461
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Now Dutch ladies are in heat?
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Old August 19th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #15462
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You know what happens... a gazillion Dutch go to the beach.

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Old August 19th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #15463
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Looks like fake.
Looks real to me..
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Old August 19th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #15464
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Today,the Belgian-Luxembourgoise border(road Clervaux-Vielsalm)





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Old August 19th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #15465
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Heat has arrived in the Netherlands since yesterday. It will be gone by Tuesday.
Uh.

It was yesterday about +25 in the southern Finland. The Sun was shining and there was almost no wind. I decided to go boating for the whole day. Nice day.

Today it was raining and the temperature dropped to +18.
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Old August 19th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #15466
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Looks real to me..
True if it was from rubber ...
But probably it is from steel, right? - such steel beams cannot swing so fast and so much.
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Old August 19th, 2012, 10:40 PM   #15467
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Uh.

It was yesterday about +25 in the southern Finland.
Is this too hot for August in Finland?


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Old August 19th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #15468
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I tested the limits of my car today a little.
On a clear stretch of A9 near Ingolstadt, I pressed the pedal to the bottom.
On my GPS I reached a top of 200, somewhere over 210 on the speedometer. Unfortunately it was a little stressful, and I didn't dare take a photo .

But as I was driving 200 for the short time, another Audi just came behind me. I switched to the middle lane and the car passed me like lightning .
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Old August 19th, 2012, 11:38 PM   #15469
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Looks like fake. Such beam couldn't oscillate so fast and with such large amplitude.
It's not fake. If you see at the end of the video the sign breaks.

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True if it was from rubber ...
But probably it is from steel, right? - such steel beams cannot swing so fast and so much.
Look at this:


Looks like rubber, right? It isn't.
You have no idea of the power of flutter and resonance wave.
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Old August 19th, 2012, 11:54 PM   #15470
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Is this too hot for August in Finland?
The temperature reaches +25 in the second half of August about every fourth year in average in the south and every 20th year in the north. The local meteorologists define "hot" meaning temperatures +25 degrees and above.

The temperature was +25.2 last Tuesday in Ylitornio, close to the Arctic Circle.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 12:12 AM   #15471
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It's not fake. If you see at the end of the video the sign breaks.



Look at this:


Looks like rubber, right? It isn't.
You have no idea of the power of flutter and resonance wave.
come on, the bridge has x times larger span so oscilations can be visible, especially suspension bridge. you cannot have such large oscilation (2 metres or something) on such a short span (maybe some 30 metres). the steel would break just like that.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 12:16 AM   #15472
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Wow, I knew the story of the Tacoma Narrows bridge, but did not know that it was recorded.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 12:38 AM   #15473
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True if it was from rubber ...
But probably it is from steel, right? - such steel beams cannot swing so fast and so much.
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/fron...orm-81812.html
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Old August 20th, 2012, 01:17 AM   #15474
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Got back home today from a Swiss trip with my father and our motorhome.

The best moment happened on the first day, while driving Venezia - Luzern. In the exact middle of the Gotthard tunnel my engine decided it was time to take a nap and disrupt the entire European road traffic

I really don't know why, that engine had electronic problems but it got serviced months ago and now works fine. That's a '94 2.5 TD Transit with 60k kilometers only (they can easily reach 4-500k).

It was probably a combination of bad issues:
- a 2 hours uphill stop-and-go queue before entering the tunnel because Switzerland doesn't want to build the damn second tube;
- filling up in Airolo, so new fuel mixing up with old fuel;
- the extreme heat and smog inside the tube;
- the fact that, despite the 80 km/h limit, some idiot was constantly waving 50-70 so I had problems finding the right gear.

Probably I simply slowed down too much in fifth gear and the engine could't make it anymore at such low revs.
I just let it slide up to the next emergency spot, so I can't actually say I've blocked the Gotthard tunnel

Then I restarted it and I hit the road again as soon as I found a spot to merge.


Worst possible place in Europe where to have engine problems

I seriously blame the way people drive inside that place. Why the hell, if the limit is 80 and the road is straight, should anyone drive slower than 80?

Btw, the entire trip on Swiss motorways was horrible. Hours of congested traffic at Gotthard and Luzern. It took me 7 hours to get there, and driving through Milan was smooth and quick (which can happen only in August).
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Old August 20th, 2012, 05:28 AM   #15475
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Why didn't you go through the road pass?
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Old August 20th, 2012, 09:03 AM   #15476
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True if it was from rubber ...
But probably it is from steel, right? - such steel beams cannot swing so fast and so much.
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come on, the bridge has x times larger span so oscilations can be visible, especially suspension bridge. you cannot have such large oscilation (2 metres or something) on such a short span (maybe some 30 metres). the steel would break just like that.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 09:28 AM   #15477
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Why didn't you go through the road pass?
I wanted to try it, but my father was worried by the vehicle's performance. It's pretty heavy, with 100 PS only... but in fact I would have tried it anyway, that motorhome managed to get up the steepest mountain passes in the Dolomiti mountains.

Anyway, yesterday I was in Chur and wanted to try the Spluga pass to Italy, but I was immediately stopped in Splügen by a "Max width 2,3 m" sign (I'm 2,32)
I did the San Bernardino-A13 instead, which I wanted to clinch anyway.
Impressive road. Those concrete structures along the mountains always make me dream about how they seemed futuristic in their time

Then again, in Chiasso 2 km of queues due to the border... where there was no one controlling anything!
Two perfectly fine motorways connected by 50 meters of a one lane gymkhana.
We must Schengenize 'em by using some brute military force
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Old August 20th, 2012, 09:54 AM   #15478
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Switzerland is already in Schengen, but random checks will always occur, even within Schengen - EU. And the customs plaza at Chiasso is a bit of a bottleneck.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #15479
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A small private plane had an emergency landing on A10 (Riga-Ventspils) road near Pūre.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #15480
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Anyway, yesterday I was in Chur and wanted to try the Spluga pass to Italy, but I was immediately stopped in Splügen by a "Max width 2,3 m" sign (I'm 2,32)
The Spluga pass is one of the hardest mountain passes for wide-ish vehicles. I'm appalled microbuses are even allowed there.

It's more tight and with more sharp-curves-inside-unlit-tunnels than the Stelvio pass/road.
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