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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Harbourwoodwork, 6 Nov 2012.

  1. Harbourwoodwork

    Harbourwoodwork

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    I am going to France in the car for the day soon ,I am getting told all sorts of things that I will need

    high viz jackets
    triangle
    snow chains
    snow tyres in Germany
    spare bulbs
    fire extinguisher
    GB sign
    headlamp things
    first aid kit
    spare glasses
    any thoughts????
     
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  3. Nige F

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    Breatherliser kit :idea: It`s all EU facts
     
  4. Harbourwoodwork

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    Yeh I forgot that one
     
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    You'll need some camping gear and a few books to read, as well as a load of tinned food.

    This is for the several weeks delay when they go on strike again and you can't get a boat back to blighty!
     
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    Breathalyser is not law yet.
     
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    Your missus will supply the triangle.
     
  9. nickjb

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    It has been law for a while but it isn't enforced (whatever that means). Won't be enforced until March next year. It was supposed to be this month but it has been postponed.
     
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    A sense of humour* if you get stopped......I was called a 'cons' for riding my Blackbird in a tee shirt, shorts and flip flops - gendarme seemed to indicate that if I killed myself, that was fine by him :p
    The French motard polis hunt in pairs and seem to like radar.
    John :D
    * Unlike the Swiss polis....don't try to be clever with them :eek:
     
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    The French actually sound more German than the Germans these days!
     
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    iirc its 2 breathalysers you need,

    because once youve used 1 you need another 1,and without it you could have you collar felt??.
     
  14. class, i can imagine the conversation.

    "excuse me sir, do you have a disposable breathalyser?"

    "why yes officer I do"

    "Would you mind blowing into it please sir"

    "OK"

    "Thats fine sir, would you mind disposing of the breathalyser in that bin"

    "OK"

    "Excuse me sir, so you have a disposable beathalyser"

    "Errr!!"

    "You're fe*king nicked me old china!!"
     
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    Best advice I had, on a motorbike at least, was to fill up even if your tank is half full because you may not make it to the next station. It’s a bigger country than maps seem to indicate.

    Learn some French – it will be appreciated. If you can count to ten and say please and thank you in French it’s surprising how much you can get by.

    Don’t go to Paris if you think it’s going to be clean; it isn’t! If you don’t like smokers don't go there. It’s almost a law that you smoke once you reach puberty; they should have a nub-end on their national flag.

    I have heard many times that if you do get done for a traffic offence they will literally frog march you, (no pun intended), to a cash point if you aint got the money. They have a stupid and unfair law for French motorbikes, limited to 100 bhp. (So why not also limit cars?).

    On the up side: -

    They have a Laissez-faire attitude, unlike this damn country. I know of a story where a biker who’d had too much to drink started to pull wheelies for show outside the bar. The police just told him to stop pratting around and get back to his hotel or he’ll spend the night in jail. Contrast that to what ‘we’, our police, would do! (Fine, points, banned, insurance through the roof...)

    The croissants are bigger and better than anything I’ve seen over here.

    The women are thin and pretty, unlike our ugly English heifers, probably because their taste buds are covered in nicotine and their appetite correspondingly subdued.

    Their accent is a real turn-on. Hec, I felt I could’ve snogged a bloke if he’d offered. :D

    The countryside is stunning, with better weather too.

    They have a higher, more sensible, speed limit.
     
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    Yes, I'd take some thoughts as well.
     
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    Oh Harbourwood, (teaching gran to suck eggs I'm sure), don't forget your EHIC ;)
     
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