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Grizzly
30-07-2015, 09:08 PM
The M5 recently.
For those not of my shores it's the main Motorway that runs from the middle of England to the South Western tip (Lands End.)13834

cadwaladr
30-07-2015, 11:38 PM
Ha you could say most main motorways in the UK look like that,the transport road network is just a joke most of the cars have one occupant you bet.

Grizzly
31-07-2015, 05:48 AM
True Words cadwaladr.
Especially at this time of Year!

r.bartlett
31-07-2015, 06:11 AM
The M5 recently.
For those not of my shores it's the main Motorway that runs from the middle of England to the South Western tip (Lands End.)13834


You're going the wrong way no wonder the traffic is stopped!

eggs
31-07-2015, 05:11 PM
I dont suppose you could do a call out for me at the end of that road then down the A30 a bit?....It's a bit of a treck from Wigan :(

Grizzly
31-07-2015, 05:16 PM
Wigan to the A30. Impressive.
Yep know the A30 well!
Grizzly

eggs
31-07-2015, 05:20 PM
......how about it then? A call out in Padstow? Pretty please with bells and all things nice on top?

I'll even pay you :o

Cheers

eggs

Tycho
31-07-2015, 08:32 PM
haha, my wife (from Sydney, Australia) always tell me off when I say "Aw crap, stuck in rush hour here" (<-- in rural norway) and for me that is having 10 cars in front of me :D however, car number 5 get's very nervous when nearing the green light and always slows down juuuust in case it might turn yellow while he is on the white line :)

Brian_UK
31-07-2015, 08:56 PM
......how about it then? A call out in Padstow? Pretty please with bells and all things nice on top?

I'll even pay you :o

Cheers

eggs
Yeah, Padstow, just a little bit down from the end of the M5 eh?

RANGER1
31-07-2015, 09:40 PM
haha, my wife (from Sydney, Australia) always tell me off when I say "Aw crap, stuck in rush hour here" (<-- in rural norway) and for me that is having 10 cars in front of me :D however, car number 5 get's very nervous when nearing the green light and always slows down juuuust in case it might turn yellow while he is on the white line :)

From what I am told Sydney is a nightmare for traffic.
1 hour to get nowhere, ok if in a office all day, but when on the road it would test your patience.
Danfoss drive issue, you know how to fix it, but can't get there to fix it.

Grizzly
31-07-2015, 10:23 PM
......how about it then? A call out in Padstow? Pretty please with bells and all things nice on top?

I'll even pay you :o

Cheers

eggs

Sorry eggs.
If I was self employed I would consider it my friend!
But as I am PAYE I have to consider the consequences of moonlighting.
Plus I am monitored by others from my company.
Maybe there is someone a little nearer?
It would be almost 5hrs driving and a over 200mls roundtrip for me.
Hopefully someone will Help?
Grizzly

The Viking
31-07-2015, 11:25 PM
Oh dear old bear,

Thank you for confirming what I suspected ever since the day I first set my foot on this godforsaken island.

You Brits actually likes standing still!

:cool:

Tycho
31-07-2015, 11:25 PM
From what I am told Sydney is a nightmare for traffic.
1 hour to get nowhere, ok if in a office all day, but when on the road it would test your patience.
Danfoss drive issue, you know how to fix it, but can't get there to fix it.

it's beyond all belief... 30 minutes to move one car length...

unless you get on the tollroad and pay $3 to zoom past it all...

when I found out about the toll roads... oh man, trips that would have taken us 45 minutes were done in 15

it was like finding out god existed :)

Magoo
31-07-2015, 11:42 PM
Hi Grizzly,
you have those big long car parks as well.

As for Sydney the M5 tolled motorway stops regularly usually if I am late getting to airport.

Grizzly
01-08-2015, 07:07 AM
stops regularly usually if I am late getting to airport

Hi Magoo.
I also was on my way home (Friday night and 3miles up the road was my junction!)

The story of a mobile Engineer the world over, I guess!

r.bartlett
01-08-2015, 10:28 AM
I dont suppose you could do a call out for me at the end of that road then down the A30 a bit?....It's a bit of a treck from Wigan :(

Charlie here does all my yokel work down that way Head office Phone 01237 423 304

http://www.refrigeration-engineer.com/forums/member.php?53224-charlie-patt

eggs
01-08-2015, 11:06 AM
Thanks Richard I'll give him a bell.
On a side note, the last contact you give me Darren from interspace now does all our chilled water stuff.

Cheers

Eggs

Grizzly
01-08-2015, 11:59 AM
Charlie here does all my yokel work down that way Head office Phone 01237 423 304

http://www.refrigeration-engineer.com/forums/member.php?53224-charlie-patt

Who You Calling "Yokel" Richard?
There are some very enterprising and resourceful engineers down this way!
They have to be because wholesalers and supliers are few and literally far between.
Not as bad as our colleagues in Scotland though , I guess!!
Charlie obviously has more skill base than He lets on, on the forum.
No-one is going nowhere today the whole Motorway/ A road system is nightmarish!
Dammed school holidays again!
Grizzly

r.bartlett
01-08-2015, 12:50 PM
Who You Calling "Yokel" Richard?
There are some very enterprising and resourceful engineers down this way!
They have to be because wholesalers and supliers are few and literally far between.
Not as bad as our colleagues in Scotland though , I guess!!
Charlie obviously has more skill base than He lets on, on the forum.
No-one is going nowhere today the whole Motorway/ A road system is nightmarish!
Dammed school holidays again!
Grizzly

Obviously not you Griz as you have already said your not down that far :D

Grizzly
01-08-2015, 01:03 PM
If only I was more local RB.
A huge percentage of my work is in Devon and Cornwall, when not in Somerset or Dorset that is!
2 different Breweries this week, sadly no freebies nowadays!

Who looks after the big one (Courage?) near you?
I think if my memory serves me correctly J&E Hall used to, at least when I worked for them they did.
But that was a long time ago.
Grizzly

r.bartlett
01-08-2015, 01:05 PM
If only I was more local RB.
A huge percentage of my work is in Devon and Cornwall, when not in Somerset or Dorset that is!
2 different Breweries this week, sadly no freebies nowadays!

Who looks after the big one (Courage?) near you?
I think if my memory serves me correctly J&E Hall used to, at least when I worked for them they did.
But that was a long time ago.
Grizzly

That got flattened a few years ago and is now a Tesco distribution warehouse.

Grizzly
01-08-2015, 01:07 PM
That got flattened a few years ago and is now a Tesco distribution warehouse.

I must learn to be more observant when driving then, any Frozen or Chilled work?
Grizzly

cadwaladr
01-08-2015, 04:06 PM
Courage beer,you needed courage to drink it!

charlie patt
01-08-2015, 07:40 PM
Born and breed the advantage of that is u turned left at hill and take the old road missed the bloody lot ! The bad news was one of me engineers was in the traffic jam never mind I agree with Griz about wholesalers our nearest to our depot is hour and half travel u do tend to get good at keeping things ticking along

MikeHolm
07-08-2015, 11:14 PM
Just for comparison. Here is the 401 hwy near me. Sorry for the small pic size

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cadwaladr
08-08-2015, 01:59 AM
Madness,looks like the queue for a channel crossing over here for all the people who want to leave the UK we are full to bursting point! and more want to come in not to worry mezzanine flooring one hundred or so feet should cure it.

charlie patt
08-08-2015, 09:45 PM
Maybee I won't complain about a few caravans after that photo had to go Newquay today and it's board masters week I wish I had brought me tractor !

Grizzly
08-08-2015, 10:52 PM
Why a Tractor Charlie.
I live beside the M5, literally!
At weekends I can listen to the traffic crawling along usually Northbound. But southbound does not move much faster.
I am on call and dreading the phone call!
I hope the trip was not too bad?
Grizzly

charlie patt
09-08-2015, 06:03 PM
Because I could drive over the cars in front of me ! I don't mind them bringing there money but God I wish some had a slightly harder right foot fire up the county and let's go !