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Old October 9th, 2014, 08:43 AM
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I've been all up and down the East Coast and Boston has the worst roads of any of the cities in my opinion.
Boston might be one of the only 'unplanned' capital cities in the USA. One word, grid
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Old October 9th, 2014, 08:47 AM
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Boston might be one of the only 'unplanned' capital cities in the USA. One word, grid

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Old October 9th, 2014, 01:18 PM
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Yeah but still... I picked up two rover mags at the corner store for just 8 pounds. It must be somewhat cool.
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Old October 9th, 2014, 02:22 PM
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Driving in London is awful!

Takes ages to get any where and parking is diabolical. I avoid London like the plague but unfortunately have to drive in London this weekend for a family occasion. Yes will be in one of the Defender 110 USW.

At least our Defenders are not affected by Boris low emission zone.

Average speed in London? 10 mph IF you are lucky in rush hour. Standard of driving? Diabolical.

Must admit am glad that when I HAVE TO drive in London I am driving a Defender. This weekend in London the front of the 110 is fitted with an ARB winch mounting system.


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Better than living in Bradford though ...
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Old October 9th, 2014, 02:32 PM
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that image is in the bowels of Roxbury. I think even seasoned cabbies get lost in there.
Ironically, Roxbury is one of those areas of the city where there is (was) urban planning. It still makes no sense. JP is just as idiotic.
What makes it worse is that each area of the city does not have a great connection to eachother. Maybe that's no accident
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Old October 9th, 2014, 02:50 PM
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I've been all up and down the East Coast and Boston has the worst roads of any of the cities in my opinion.
Boston also has Storrow Drive, where overheight trucks go to die
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Old October 9th, 2014, 03:10 PM
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Better than living in Bradford though ...

Sorry have to STRONGLY disagree with you.

Was born in London, left at a relatively young age and returned to work there later and lasted about three months.

Technically live in Bradford now and have fields on three sides of our house.

However from centre of Bradford to decent countryside and you are talking about 10 miles. London? Probably at least a hundred miles and minimum of 2 hours to get into decent countryside.

Lots of Defenders around here as well and that is excluding the three on our drive.



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Old October 9th, 2014, 06:24 PM
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Sorry have to STRONGLY disagree with you. Was born in London, left at a relatively young age and returned to work there later and lasted about three months. Technically live in Bradford now and have fields on three sides of our house. However from centre of Bradford to decent countryside and you are talking about 10 miles. London? Probably at least a hundred miles and minimum of 2 hours to get into decent countryside. Lots of Defenders around here as well and that is excluding the three on our drive. Brendan
I was born on Ilkley moor ( a nursing home that is now flats ) , lived in Keighley, Silsden and went to school in Skipton and moved south. Worked in London for 10 years, lived in Kent with fields and open countryside yards away. Left the UK and became a U.S. resident. I still have family in Leeds. So you like it and I respect that, but as you can see i'm not just throwing rocks and am qualified to have my own view. The moors are nice and the countryside is fantastic.
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Old October 9th, 2014, 07:04 PM
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I would agree that the centre of Bradford is shall we say YUK?

About a week after I bought the Disco 2 I drove through the centre of Bradford. Got home and ordered a winch bumper and a metal rear bumper to protect my vehicle. Never fitted a winch to the winch bumper as it was for vehicle protection


The one advantage of central Bradford over London is that it is easier to escape from.


I have lived in West Yorkshire for about 45 years and now live in a place called Mountain which is a small village on the very edge of Bradford. Across the fields outside our house you go into a different area.


Yes we can have differing views but as long as it is done with respect


Central Bradford is YUK, London is an even bigger YUK. However assuming a stable UK population the more people who live in London, the better as far as I am concerned.



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Was the screen name Bradford taken? ;-)
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Old October 10th, 2014, 04:14 AM
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No idea about the 'Bradford' login name on here.

When I first started using Land Rover forums I could not think of an amusing login name, however I was working at the University of Leeds and living in Leeds so I just used leeds as a login name.

Life changes, I left the University, now live in Mountain, have formed our own 4x4 company but kept my initial login name.


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No idea about the 'Bradford' login name on here. When I first started using Land Rover forums I could not think of an amusing login name, however I was working at the University of Leeds and living in Leeds so I just used leeds as a login name. Life changes, I left the University, now live in Mountain, have formed our own 4x4 company but kept my initial login name. Brendan
mountain would be an awesome login name!
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Old October 10th, 2014, 07:54 AM
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Old October 11th, 2014, 06:21 AM
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More important than seeing London, where are the good LR parts stores around the City?
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Old October 11th, 2014, 06:25 AM
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I don't know. The ones I found were outside London, and some I just had shipped to my hotel.
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