|Re: RBR: Platyfest and beyond. Warning! Includes bits of Wales.
Group: uk.rec.motorcycles · Group Profile
Date: Jul 29, 2008 11:09
On 28 Jul, 21:55, SD idnet.com> wrote:
> Set off Westward around 4pm Saturday.
> Made reasonable progress to the M4, and settled into a brisk cruise.
> Once through the narrow lanes section, the traffic slowed while the
> "Traffic Wombles" closed the outside lane in response to an accident
> on the other side. A it later there was an accident on my carriageway,
> but I saw no TWs closing the other carriageway in response.
I could not understand this *at all*. I must have been just ahead of
you, and was thinking: "What the fuck are they closing *this* lane for
when the accident is all on the hard shoulder on the *other*
> Almost immediately after, I had to take avoiding action to miss a
> suitcase lying in lane 1A.
Ah yes. I saw cars in front of me swerving, and thought: "Ey-up..."
and moved into the outside lane, and yes, bloody great piece of
luggage in the middle of the carriageway. And a quarter of a mile
further on, some spazz on the hard shoulder, desperately trying to
rope down the remainder of the luggage on the roof-rack of his Xsara
Picasso (I think it was).
I really, really hope that he had all his holiday valuables in that
case. Of all the luggage on his overloaded French POS, I hope that
this was the one he really didn't want to lose. If I'd hit the bloody
thing I wouldn't be typing this now.