Paul Makepeace ;-)

June 30, 2004

Car share: London -> Bristol -> London

Posted in: Drivel

Spending the weekend in Bristol teaching a friend of mine GCSE Maths, an experience I'll write more about as it progresses.

Bristol is about 120miles away. I absolutely detest using a 1,300kg car to move my 75kg body around so splitting gas and ride-sharing helps ease my eco-guilt and push the train v. car economics firmly in my favour. (It's bananas that buying a train ticket on Friday [peak period in the week] without oddles of notice costs more than the equivalent petrol cost. Of course, a car costs a lot more to operate than just the gas, but still.)

Trip details:
SW London to Bristol: Fri 2004-07-02 afternoon/evening (roadtrip posting)
Bristol to SW London: Sun 2004-07-04 afternoon/evening (roadtrip posting)

Random challenge: see how fast you can discover the weight of a typical 4-door family car using a search engine.

Click below for my answer.

The trick for me was searching for "car weight lbs" - the lbs snagged me an answer. A kg is 2.2(046226) lb.

Posted by Paul Makepeace at June 30, 2004 12:10 | TrackBack

Answer: "curb weight"

Posted by: Nik M at June 30, 2004 13:25

OK, having spent FIVE. phuqqing. hours. 16:10 to 21:10 driving the 120miles through truly clutch-wearingly slow traffic, I will never, ever, ever again leave London after midday, in a car.

Getting my wallet spanked by First Great Western never looked so good.

(At least even arriving that late in Bristol still turned into a rockin' night...)

Posted by: Paul Makepeace at July 3, 2004 10:10

These comments are way off

Posted by: spanked at November 14, 2005 20:19

hey looking for a lift to bristol this weekend just for one if there is anything available plase cal 07538202372 or email

Posted by: Ben at June 11, 2009 13:28

lift needed from BRistol to london (slough) every friday afternoon. E-mail tel 07536440104.

Posted by: Raluca at September 24, 2009 20:20

lift needed every friday from bristol to london. E-mail tel 07536440104.

Posted by: Raluca at September 25, 2009 19:15
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