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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Robin Hood » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:59 am

Pyrpoliser:

The road signs you posted is what tells you WHICH lane to take ......... NOT how to use it!

The Arabs are not too bright so they mark the lanes so that drivers use them correctly. Note the spiral toward the exits that I explained .... or tried to!

In Cyprus the authorities think the Cypriots are smart enough to work out how, by using common sense rather than lane markings. Note in the video how vehicles follow spiralling lanes as they transit the roundabout so that when they reach the turn off point they are in the correct lane and avoid having to turn across the path of other vehicles. This also requires the concept of yielding to others (giving-way) another thing Cypriots are not too good at.

You will have to allow for the fact that the traffic in this video drives on the left and rotates anti-clockwise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG3ghj_nOwQ

But you drive the way you think is correct ........ like everyone else does. Having been driving in Cyprus for the last 24 years without a bump, but have seem some real humdingers over that time, I will stick with my understanding of how to use roundabouts.

BTW: Did you know the British invented roundabouts and that one of the last countries to adopt them is the USA? :wink:
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:22 am

Along with Cricket , Round abouts are about the worst inventions by the Brits. R/As slow traffic down and are dangerous. First lets get rid of ...cricket and then R/As.....
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Robin Hood » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:31 am

miltiades wrote:Along with Cricket , Round abouts are about the worst inventions by the Brits. R/As slow traffic down and are dangerous. First lets get rid of ...cricket and then R/As.....


As for cricket I agree with you ... the most boring game ever invented. But roundabouts do not slow the flow, they slow the speed of vehicles but maintain a far greater volume of vehicles in a given time than traffic lights do. But again if you are talking about Cyprus then I have to reluctantly agree that they are dangerous. But that is not a problem with the concept ...... it is those that use it badly that are the problem. :roll: :wink:
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:54 am

On my way home from work to Coulsdon i renegotiated a number of R/As
I cursed them all. In my opinion traffic lights are far more efficient.
Whoever invented them must have been ...high on ..Light and Bitter.
They are a bloody menace and reduce the flow of traffic considerably.
Was it the same ..plonker who invented cricket ??
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Get Real! » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:40 pm

Today I thought I’d take a break from the PC and sat to watch Natgeo wild on TV only to get annoyed by the daft narrator.

A male lion is standing by looking in a certain direction when another appears coming his way... when the stupid narrator goes:

“Sekachama is back!”

And I’m like… :shock: “Huh? Who the fuck is Sekachama?” :?

And who in the right mind would call himself that? :?

And how the fuck do you know his name? Did you check his birth certificate? :?

I was so fucking annoyed that I switched it off and came back to my PC realizing why I abandoned TVs in the first place!

Why can’t they just show the God damned footage and shut the fuck up without injecting their stupid fantasies and ruining everything? :?
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Kikapu » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:15 pm

Robin Hood wrote:BTW: Did you know the British invented roundabouts and that one of the last countries to adopt them is the USA? :wink:


Americans totally do not understand how roundabouts work (circles as it's called there). They tend to stop on the roundabout to give right of way to traffic to the right (traffic entering roundabout), as is the system on a 4-way junctions.

It is quite funny to watch it really. However, there are hardly any roundabouts anywhere in the US cities. I think San Francisco has one or two very small ones in the neighbourhood and not any major ones that I have seen.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:24 pm

Limassol round abouts were created in order to be joyfully decorated at Christmas, Easter and if im not mistaken also at the Limassol wine festival, an event im eagerly looking forward to.
Having been driving for almost 50 years I fail to see traffic advantages of r/a over traffic lights.

I think that on at least 2 or 3 occasions i attented the Limassol wine festival, the wine dished out is by no means great but i did enjoy the ..Resi !!
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:41 am

Having developed a greater acceptance of the limitations of cypriot drivers I have come to the conclusion that i will from now ignore the fast and furious drivers and concentrate on discovering more and more of this paradise island.

Started fishing yesterday, spent an hour and a half on the Old port pier, alas not even a single bite !!
Rather enjoyable and relaxing in spite of ...scoring NIL.
There is , for me, so much to see and do, after working for more than half a century I have begun now my attaintment journey to the pursuit of full happiness , a goal that all humans must surely desire. Issues concerning such minor disruptions like property , finances etc are being dealt with in a calm fashion, deciding that life is not about wealth and possesions but more about achieving the utmost in ones life, total happiness and calm. One reason I have ignored the horrible terrorist events that took place recently in the UK.
My ambition was to spend as little time as possible , thus far not a single second, on my computer. Having sat in front of my pc for years on end I do not miss it. I know that by using my mobile in aeay im still using a pc, somehow it feels diffetent.

Friday next week i start my journeys to firstly the Paphos area then deciding on the next journey. Pomos is a village i always wanted to visit and stay overnight. I still require my daughters permission being her full time child minder and dog walker.
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby Pyrpolizer » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:49 am

It's about discovering what you number one pleasure is Milti.
You will find out soon enough. Just try different things.
I wonder is there anyone in here for whom sex is the number one pleasure?? :wink:
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Re: Miltiades's Anastasis

Postby miltiades » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:05 am

Mine , excluding childre and family, is my number 2
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