Sunday, 5 July 2015

Reversing horror

Hello.

Nice day in the country my friend and I thought. Visit a mini bronze age henge and feel the peace. Which we did. There's going to be a but...can you sense it. To keep the mood going we thought we would visit a second one. Strewth. Half way up a very very steep tiny country lane it bent to the sharpest left turn I have ever faced. The car decided nope cannot manage that and came to a sulky stall. We rolled back. The handbrake decided nope cannot do that and let us roll. Now I can drive safely forward but get me reversing and it can go a little bit wrong. Ask the dry stone wall that the car's bumper kissed on the toilet stop.
We kept rolling and I kept steering...into bushes and more dry stone walls. In my defence the lane was about the width of my car, which is tiny. Rolling back we aimed for a little parking area we had spotted. I had to keep getting out of the hedges by roaring forward a little making the noise a rally car does. All the time praying that we did not meet another car going in either direction as it was a series of sharp bends.
What a relief it was to turn and go back to forwards driving.  Not going there again.
 
 
 


Take care x

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  1. Oh Lord! Glad you made it home ok x

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    1. Thank you. Live and learn ha x

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  2. Did ALL your brake systems fail?

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    1. The exact same question I was asked at work. No. But I could not get around the bend so we rolled backwards but in control with the regular brake - didn't make that clear. I had some control but being a townie I was bricking it

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  3. Oh my goodness! Hope there is not too much damage.

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    1. A few scratches that blend in with the old ones x

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  4. I have just changed my car to a bigger one, I'm dreading the day I have to reverse it along a narrow Cornish lane. You have my sympathy!!

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    1. I am too short to get a bigger car I can just handle my little one. I dread changing...am going to keep to similar measurements just for safety's sake ha x

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  5. Oh my that sounds scary. How's the car? no too much damage I hope.
    Carolx

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    1. It certainly got my heart pounding. She's ok thanks just a few more scratches x

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  6. I'm glad you got out of that mess, but I'm sorry to say I was laughing at your description of 'roaring forward ' to get out of the hedges! Living in Cornwall I'm well used to narrow lanes but I'm shocked at the number of people, even locals, who can't reverse and I have to go back a long way to let them pass - then find there was a passing place just a few feet behind the original confrontation., Grrr . . But I'll forgive you because you made me laugh at your description! I love your blog and am now a 'Follower' . . . why does that sound like something undesirable? Lol, lol.

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    1. Hello Rambler and thanks very much. Excuse it my posts tail off - they do occasionally.
      I would be that person that cannot reverse although am always willing to let someone reverse for me...as it sometimes the case at work.
      You are very welcome

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  7. Rolling backwards is not much fun. I have done it myself. But always felt in control. Poor you.

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  8. I have been known to slam my brakes on because I am rolling backwards, only to realise that the car at the side of me is actually moving forward! Doh!

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