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Post by Barbs on Thu 14 Jan 2016 - 12:23

Well it is now Winter after some weird weather late last year and the last couple of weeks.  We have had a flurry of snow and if we have that then some of you will be having terrible weather.  Stay safe....
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Post by colin565 on Thu 14 Jan 2016 - 15:54

Just freezing and wet up our way, with snow on the hills and of course, 'Ben Lomond'.
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Post by LukeC on Thu 14 Jan 2016 - 19:28

It rained here about 7.30 am I came to get in the car at 9.30 am and the rain had frozen ridiculous

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Post by Barbs on Thu 14 Jan 2016 - 19:36

beautiful sunset tonight sadly the mobile can never catch the colour right.
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Post by knebby on Fri 15 Jan 2016 - 22:53

Fabulous snowy fells round here, I'd post pics but don't seem to be able to do it on the Moby. A quick dash up the M6 over Shap today, clear blue skies, snow on the fells, minus 2, 80 something mph, top down obviously!!
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Post by colin565 on Fri 15 Jan 2016 - 23:03

The Shap is always my worry in case the snow gates are closed. The Lakes can get cut off.

I just love the lakes, just wish I could win the lottery and move there, in fact I have a lot of  Ann Blundell's framed prints of the Lakes in my house, the lattest being this one I got as a Xmas present. Do you recognise the area knebby?

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Post by knebby on Sat 16 Jan 2016 - 6:33

Ha, quirky! Looks like the boat landings at Ambleside to me.
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Post by colin565 on Sat 16 Jan 2016 - 7:33

knebby wrote:Ha, quirky! Looks like the boat landings at Ambleside to me.
Correct  Very Happy
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Post by Barbs on Sat 16 Jan 2016 - 8:09

knebby wrote:Fabulous snowy fells round here, I'd post pics but don't seem to be able to do it on the Moby. A quick dash up the M6 over Shap today, clear blue skies, snow on the fells, minus 2, 80 something Smile , top down obviously!!
oh Knebby you do tell tales top down at minus 2 and we know you were only travelling at 70mph. Was this in the new one? Smile
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Post by colin565 on Sat 16 Jan 2016 - 16:19

Going nowhere today as Winter has struck with a vengeance.

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Post by Barbs on Sat 16 Jan 2016 - 20:11

That looks beautiful but its hit us now. Not as bad as that.... Yet.
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Post by knebby on Sun 17 Jan 2016 - 20:15



oh Knebby you do tell tales top down at minus 2 and we know you were only travelling at 70mph. Was this in the new one? Smile
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Nearly 1,000 miles done since I got it. It's surprising how differently you have to drive the 1.6 from the 1.2 to get it to do the dame thing. Not much happens below 3,500 revs whereas the turbo 1.2 pulls strongly from any revs, and at any given speed in the same gear the 1.6 uses more revs than the 1.2, for example at 70 the 1.6 is at 3,500 revs compared with 3,100 in the 1.2. I keep reaching to change up to 6th!

The result, driving the same roads at the same speeds, is that I'm barely at 34 mpg in the 1.6 whereas the 1.2 is always between 38 and 42. Add in a louder exhaust note that tells you that the engine is working harder and I'm currently finding it a more tiring and more costly drive than the 1.2 without being any quicker in real life driving.

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Post by Barbs on Sun 17 Jan 2016 - 22:06

might be the colour.... Ha ha
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Post by colin565 on Mon 18 Jan 2016 - 10:07

Yes, the newbie.

Nearly 1,000 miles done since I got it. It's surprising how differently you have to drive the 1.6 from the 1.2 to get it to do the dame thing.

You are totally right, as when I was deciding on the Wind, I drove both engine models, and there is quite a difference.  I went for the 1.6 mainly because I wanted red, and it was the only red wind I could get, as red models were scarce (though did not know how scarce they were at that time)  Very Happy

I am not really a fast driver nowadays (being mature in years, and would prefer to survive, don't we all  Razz ), but enjoy the acceleration and grunt of the 1.6 when the needs be. The main diference I found was that the 1.2 is a far qiueter car within the cabin. But I really like the exhaust note and engine noise off the 1.6 now. Would miss it if I went to a 1.2.

Anyway due to the lovely shape of the car and the quick roof change, this is why I wanted a Wind in the first place, I would be happy with either a 1.2 Wind, or a 1.6 Wind  Wink
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Post by Barbs on Thu 21 Jan 2016 - 11:02

First day this year were I have had to scrap frost of the Car.  Instead of being blue I had a white Wind and the  temp was reading minus 3.  Hope everyone is staying warm.
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Post by colin565 on Fri 22 Jan 2016 - 9:11

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Post by Barbs on Fri 22 Jan 2016 - 12:22

colin565 wrote:
Very good  lol!
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Post by Barbs on Sat 23 Jan 2016 - 15:31

10 degrees and dry. Had to be done , topless...
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Post by Barbs on Fri 4 Mar 2016 - 8:07

We have snow.....
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Post by Araf on Fri 4 Mar 2016 - 15:37

Barbs wrote:10 degrees and dry. Had to be done , topless...
That's how it is here.

I had the roof off earlier - probably the first time this year. Smile

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Post by Barbs on Fri 4 Mar 2016 - 17:42

We have 4 seasons in one day today.
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Post by Barbs on Sat 16 Apr 2016 - 7:51

Snow forecast for today, what's happening with our weather!!!
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Post by colin565 on Sat 16 Apr 2016 - 12:42

Car was frozen overnight, and went walking this morning to get my Sat Lottery ticket and paper from local shop and winds were bitter.
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Post by Barbs on Tue 26 Apr 2016 - 7:00

Looks like winter is back....must be a Bank holiday coming up.
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Post by colin565 on Thu 28 Apr 2016 - 16:43

Utter freezing today with sleet and some snow 
(but not lying on the road, thank goodness)  No

Nearly the end of April, wheres Spring?
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Post by knebby on Thu 28 Apr 2016 - 17:15

I was topless in Keswick yesterday as it was a sunny 14 degrees. I then drove 20 miles to Penrith where it was zero degrees and snowing! Weird!!
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Post by Barbs on Thu 28 Apr 2016 - 17:50

We had thunder and lightning while the snow and hail was coming down. First time I have known that happen, totally weird....
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Post by colin565 on Thu 28 Apr 2016 - 20:21

knebby wrote:I was topless in Keswick yesterday as it was a sunny 14 degrees. I then drove 20 miles to Penrith where it was zero degrees and snowing! Weird!!

I am jealous both of your weather and that you passed my favorite pub in the Lakes, half way between Keswick and Penrith, the Sportsmans Inn, where the meals are the same both sides but the prices are not, Right hand side is the Pub, Left hand side is the Resturant, where it is double priced for same food.

Guess which side I go too lol!

I always get homemade steakpie and chips washed down with a pint of Sneck Lifter  cyclops

Feel like going there right now  tongue
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Post by Araf on Fri 29 Apr 2016 - 23:15

We've had sunshine.  There was a Northerly wind, but out  of the wind it was glorious.

Time to cook in the garden with fire this weekend, I think.

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Post by Barbs on Sat 30 Apr 2016 - 8:41

That's our plan today. Not worth trying to get anywhere unless it's on foot. The Tour de Yorkshire finishes a few hundred yards from our house. Ladies race around 11.30 Men's about 5.30 so will have a wander down. Then it's back to light the Bbq and get the smoker going.
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