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About S3Bangs

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    I'm getting married in the morning!!

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    R32..What a monster :-)

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  1. M135i

    Welcome to the club lads. I had the Pre-LCI M135i and am now in to month 5 of ownership of the M140i. Write up here :-) I'm only 2.5k miles in but every time I've been in it, I've always thought. I got the right and best car for me. No regrets whatsoever. Its a great piece of equipment and I don't even drive it to its full potential. By the way, I think the exhaust note noise was reduced even further on the M140i to comply with EU emission laws as I'm sure my previous M135i was louder. I still think its pretty loud enough for me though. I remember once overtaking some slow coach once while on the phone to a friend and he went...Christ! Is that your car I can hear, bit loud isn't it? I just smiled. Obviously that was the symposer doing its thing
  2. Venice....any inputs?

    Weather was actually very nice all through our stay which was a bonus. Sunny on all three days throughout with no overhead clouds. Temps were about 11 - 13 degrees during the day but dropped to about 1 in the evenings so the Ms just had a normal spring jacket (or a hoodie/gilet in my case) during the day and wrapped up warm when we went out in the evenings.
  3. Venice....any inputs?

    It is kind of eye watering when we had 2 cups of tea, a latte and by the time they've added the service charge and cover charge, you're paying close to €60. Made me think. How much does a teabag cost? At the airport buying exchange rates today, that's close to £70
  4. Venice....any inputs?

    Ridiculous. Just checked my Fitbit App Day one - 26 Floors (I presume that would be up the bridges), 17.62km Walked Day Two - 37 Floors, 21.44km walked Day Three - 10 Floors, 11.63km walked. No wonder my feet hurt.
  5. Venice....any inputs?

    Back now so I'll update as I said I would before I forget. Got back last night. Stayed in a fantastic old style (The Metropole) hotel overlooking the Adriatic about 100m from Piazza San Marco which is the main square. As others have said. Extremely beautiful place and being there from Valentines day till yesterday, I think the 2 nights and 3 full days we were there was the right amount of time. By the time we were leaving last night, I was ready to leave. We arrived Tues morning around 11 am, checked in and took a wander round the city. Carnevale was on (Masked party was on) So around the square, professional poseurs in outrageous costumes and masks were milling around the square. A sight to see. After watching them for a while, we just walked and walked prepared to get lost knowing we could always trace our steps back to San Marco Piazza getting to know a lot of the back streets and delving further into the city. It is here we noticed that absolutely everything is tourist driven. Taking in the intricacies of all the backstreets and bridges, there is always a hotel, a gift shop, restaurant or designer branded shop at every turn. Grabbed a Pizza at a place that reckoned it was the first Pizza store in Venice in 1847 or so. Pretty good stuff. Early evening, we returned to San Marco. Sat in the square to have a coffee and a bun and watch the world go by in the early evening sun. Pretty expensive though I must say at €15 for a cup of tea. That made my eyes water but had been walking a while and just wanted to sit down so didn't mind that one time. Valentines evening we got the Vaporetto (the public ferry) about 2 km to the next stop to go to Rivieras as recommended by NNMM. (Try imagine trying to explain who NNMM is to the Ms). Faultless meal though I feel getting a seat would've been difficult if we hadn't pre-booked though. Wednesday, we bought an attraction day pass for about €25 each to visit a few of the attractions. Visited the Doges Palace that's in the square. As we'd watched the programme recommended by Mook above, it was nice seeing everything in real life and knowing the history behind it. Also visited a museum thats in the corner of the square. Didn't get to visit St.Marks Basilica within the same square as by the time we got there, It had shut for some reason. In the evening, walked to the Rialto bridge, over the canal and was just moving from one alleyway to the next when we came upon this small place and decided to go in. Spent the rest of the evening indulging in chicchetti (Italian version of Tapas). Yesterday we visited the Murano glass factory in the morning, the hotel gives it guests a ride to the Island and brings them back. Its €15 each way if you want to do this on your own. Here you'll see how Murano glass is made and be taken around their store afterwards where you can buy a set of six drinking glasses for €750 , Chandeliers for €50k and upwards or a nice glass chess set for €5k. Unfortunately I didn't see anything that tickled my fancy. On arrival back from the factory, we did the mandatory Gondola ride. Paid €120 for the longer route which took us through a lot of the back canals and up the Grand canal before doing a U-Turn upstream back to where we started from. Grabbed lunch, picked up our bags around 6pm last night and left. A nice break and the right amount of time in my opinion. Beautiful. Nice to not see a car for a few days and enjoy the place. My one gripe! Feckin Chinese/Japanese/Asian (Im not pointing fingers) tourists. Is it the norm for them to blatantly barge in to you as you're strolling around and them to continue as if nothing happened? Aaarggh.!! I cant count the number of times this happened. I really felt like tapping one of them on the shoulder asking them did they not realise what they did and lamp em one! Oh and my feet still hurt!
  6. Some fantastic 'Ferraris'.

    I'd actually never seen this thread before. What a cheer up. Christ I'm still giggling
  7. Post a pic of your car

    The clear windscreen. Is that your tracking the victim option?
  8. Post a pic of your car

    Oh dear, the pervs gone to get a rapemobile!
  9. Venice....any inputs?

    Never been before but will gladly update you when I get back as my Ms and I are going in three weeks time I think. Will keep an eye in here as well for any ideas the seasoned in here might give.
  10. Forums & Max Power sorts

    What brakes are you silly peoples talking of? Most of these forums I've seen or visited only talk of their 'breaks'. Not at great length though.
  11. The new steed..

    I know you were referring to Mook. Tart is not just what comes to mind when it comes to him. Perv....maybe. You may be right though. Definitely appears like he's on heat or something.
  12. 530i vs 535d

    I've known you a while on here NNMM. Are you really okay? I've never really believed in meriods until now.
  13. The new steed..

    Tart....Are you kidding me?
  14. 530i vs 535d

    Queue.... What is this devils fuel you speak of??
  15. The new steed..

    With you beside me Mook, course I can