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Whats with the m69?!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by [email protected], 17 Feb 2006.

  1. [email protected]

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,074

    Location: MK

    I thought i would go home to Rugby a different direction today, so i took the wonderfull m69 (comming off the m1).

    I was in so much shock, it seemed the minimum speed limit was 80mph! Every single car was overtaking me! Ands theres me toodling along!

    I know that stretch of motorway has minimum police survalence. But it was a bit scary all the cars going super fast past me! Plus it seemed to be a rich persons motorway, all the cars were all new and fast and really nice!

    Anyone else have experiance of this stretch of motorway?

    I though around the uk everone was slowing down?!
     
  2. Mic

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,869

    Location: Ireland

    How dare you enter the BMW motorway. They pay more for there cars for a reason ya know!
     
  3. Adz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,274

    Location: Berkshire

    Nah, I use the M23 a lot and I'm very rarely the only person doing 90-100. There's various stretches of the M25 where people really go for it too.
     
  4. jamoor

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Jun 2005

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    Location: Nottinghamshire

    heh cool, Rugby, I used to live there and go to Rugby school.
    Used to live on clifton road with dad's work on railway terrace :D
     
  5. [email protected]

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,074

    Location: MK

    Wow, and now your living in nottinghamshire, where i live too (nott trent uni)!! Looks like i'm following you!

    Rugby school.. very posh! I went to lawrence sheriff :( i feel so low compared to you!

    When was the m69 the BMW's motorway! I saw more jags on there than more places!
     
  6. jamoor

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Jun 2005

    Posts: 8,824

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    it wasnt that posh, it had a posh reputation but wasnt really,
     
  7. Mic

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Aug 2005

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    Location: Ireland

    Jags? Must be BMW drivers wives.
     
  8. [email protected]

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,074

    Location: MK

    But you had really really nice resturants to eat, the food there was sooo tastey!

    I always thought jags were more prestegious than jags, why would a husband give thier wife a better car:eek:
     
  9. jamoor

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Jun 2005

    Posts: 8,824

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    what do you mean, school lunches?
    no they werent!
     
  10. Clarkey

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,149

    Ive been on the M69 once, speedo on the car i was in was showing 185mph ;)
     
  11. bingham67

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 May 2005

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    Location: Hertfordshire

    :eek:
     
  12. BaJ

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 780

    Location: The middle bit

    I live half-way along the M69 so get to use it everyday to commute. It certainly flows quicker than most other motorways. I think it's mainly down to being less crowded.

    The sections that have been resurfaced are particularly good, i have seen a couple of undercover Octavia vRS' about though.
     
  13. Chronos-X

    Banned

    Joined: 3 Mar 2003

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    Location: London ;()!

    TBH I'm always in the "fast lane" on motorways - especially when in london when you get an opportunity to go above 20 mph you sieze it.
     
  14. PeterNem

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 15 Feb 2003

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    Location: NJ/NY, USA

    being on a motorway with traffic flowing at 80ish doesn't seem that uncommon to me.

    I often get "stuck" in a stream of traffic on the motorway doing 90ish when it's not too busy, but usually decide to go with the flow rather than flying past so I don't stick out like a sore thumb to any potential observing police.