No more guiletta...
Founder of AO
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: United Kingdom
Not sure about this thread, I will admit that my own individual opinion is that we do have some bad eggs amongst us here, but the majority of us care enough about our fellow forum users, I know I do.
Zeroseven has gone! His login details have been deleted, he is outta here, his reasoning was he didnt fit in.
Whilst I understand what triggered the insults, you must try to appreciate that 07 may have lived that little bit longer than us "Young Guns" and has probably seen or heard more than his fair share of deaths and fatalities whilst on the road, especially coming from a motor bike background.
I am speaking now as Ian Bowles not as AlfaOwner... I have mixed feelings really, if this thread is to be in any way constructive, just take a second to sit back in your chair and consider this:
If we were to put 10 of your close families names into a hat along with 100 random members of the public, then asked these 25 people to drive towards you whilst you did your run again, I wonder if you still would?
To say YES, I would still do it again would be foolish and very selfish, yet to say NO will also have a similar result, Justin we are all guilty of abusing other peoples trust whilst on the road everyday, most of us dont know that we have compromised some one elses safety, others do and dont feel so bad about this, but the positive thing is the next time you or any one else drives this way, I hope that this thread will be in the back of their mind.
We will never know because of the way life works, but by just reading this thread, this may have saved/changed yours or some one elses life.
Go fast if you must...
Undertake at your leisure...
But for god sake, dont do blind bends, the odds are you will lose!
I dont know you Justin, but I do get a perception of characters and there is nothing that I dislike about you, I want you to live so please just calm the lane swapping down.
I myself have been guilty of the above scenario at some stage of my driving life, so its not a dig at you in any way, I just hope that we can carry on doing what we all came here to do... Just enjoy the site, its tales and the people in it, thats all we ask of you, otherwise there is no point to all my late nights!
Whilst I am on this subject, I pulled a man once from his petrol dripping car that had been racing me along a 30mph limit road at 01:30am at over 80mph - He was (And I am allowed to say this in this context) Trully f-ucked up, the entire car was bent round a tree/bus stop and the bonnet was not far away from touching the boot, so I say bring on the crash photos, I am going to post up pictures of my MK1 Astra GTE that tragically hit a 7.5T tractor that was without warning turning right whilst it was being overtaken at over 60MPH.
If these pics dont scare you nothing will!!!