Category: driving

Passed my driving test 16 years ago!!

WOW! I passed my driving test 16 years ago today! I was very late starting, did not start learning till I was 23 and passed when I was 24! But most people, now learn the second they turn 17. Back then, I had no interest at learning at all! When I was 17, I was way, way to busy coming out and going out on the LGBT scene in Glasgow!

During them 16 years. Only owned two cars, the first being a Seat Ibiza Hatchback 1.4 SXE 5. Then my current car, which is Hyundai i10 Style, which I got back in 2009.

O'Neill Gooru 2/1 Shorti
Orca speedsuit
Stopped while driving back to England
Myself at Old Hunstanton

Passed my driving test 14 years ago!!

WOW! I’ve got been driving for 14 years!! I was a late starting, did not start learning till I was 23 and passed when I was 24! But most people, now learn the second they turn 17. Back then, I had no interest at learning at all! When I was 17, I was way, way to busy coming out and going out on the LGBT scene in Glasgow!

Check out the post, from all them 14 years ago here.

Stopped off at the Tan Hill Inn

On the way back from Scotland, I stopped off at the Tan Hill Inn, which is the is the highest inn in the British Isles at 1,732 feet (528 metres) above sea level. I bet, it would be a great place to cycle to!!





Glad my car is back on the road!

That’s my car back on the road, after getting a flat tyre on the way work, Friday night!

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Driving : Castle Bytham to Killearn filmed in real-time

Driving all the way from Castle Bytham in Lincolnshire, to Killearn in Scotland! A drive of just over 320 miles!

The route starts in Castle Bytham, then the A1, A66, M6, A74(M), some back roads, Glasgow and to Killearn in Scotland.

Video: Driving to work, not so fast!

Another video of myself driving from Little Bytham to the Peterborough Greyhounds, my place of work. All thanks to video time lapse, using my Garmin VIRB Elite action camera.

During this video, I set the time lapse interval to every 1/2 seconds. Then used Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11.0 to speed the video up a bit.

Was hoping to take the same route, has last time. But King Street, was closed at West Deeping. So had to go via Langtoft. Which is where, I am in traffic queue for a bit. Around 28 seconds into the video.

But still got to work on time, which is of course the main thing!

Video: Driving to work in record time!

Driving from Little Bytham to the Peterborough Greyhounds, my place of work in record time! All thanks to video time lapse, using my Garmin VIRB Elite action camera.

I am just playing around with time lapse. Since, next time I drive to Scotland. I am hoping to film the whole journey.

During this video, I set the time lapse interval to every 2 seconds. Will try every 1 second the next time.

Car just cost £492.62 to get fixed!!!

Many of you will know, that I should have got to Scotland by now!! I was due to drive up on Sunday. But on Friday night on the way back from work, my car started to make a hell of a noise. So I took it to the local garage Saturday morning.

They took one look at it and said looks like one of the brake calipers have gone. They put it up on the ramps and trying to spin the back wheel and it just stopped!! So they told me, it was best not to drive it!

Just a new caliper cost £209! Then it needed a new break disc and pads. Then add labour to that. It came to a total of £492.62!

At least my car is back on the road. So I can now set off to Scotland in the morning. Some 48 hours later, then I was first hoping…

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