The Old Land Rover Arms

General Category => Mission statement => Topic started by: mistericeman on February 03, 2015, 10:08:30 pm

Title: New members .....AND the shy ones ....
Post by: mistericeman on February 03, 2015, 10:08:30 pm
Just thought I'd stick a post in here to offer New members AND those that have joined a while ago BUT prefer to "lurk" on the sidelines ....
A VERY warm welcome .

I (From my own personal experiences on other fora) realise that "pitching" in to the white water of day to day forum life can sometimes be a tad off putting to say the least .....
Folks (Especially on here as we are a very social forum meeting up as often as possible throughout the year)often know each other in the "Real world" as well as in Cyber space,so it can feel lie a big step to get involved .....

IT CAN be  ......

I did around 2008 and I can honestly say I have had a wealth of support AND made friends for life .....shared beers/food/laughter AND on a couple of times tears (Chopping onions to go in the field cooked curry ;-) ) 

I've driven places I wouldn't have believed possible,Viewed vistas to make a grown man weep (Even without onions ) Drunk till i've fallen asleep in front of a camp fire .....
Shared time with people i consider it a privilege to be with .....AND driven many many miles in various heaps of vehicles i have input quite literally BLOOD-SWEAT and TEARS to .

So yes pitching in can be pretty scary BUT maybe ....just MAYBE ....you will end up wondering WHY you didn't do so a heap earlier ....


Go on .....we don't bite .....


Well not too much  wdesmle
Title: Re: New members .....AND the shy ones ....
Post by: ashcrroft752 on February 04, 2015, 03:25:40 am
Drunk till i've fallen asleep in front of a camp fire .....

Drunk till i've fallen asleep seen the sun rise in front of a camp fire ..... fp1
Title: Re: New members .....AND the shy ones ....
Post by: guest11 on February 04, 2015, 05:00:53 am
I share Icey's sentiments,  I've met some cracking folks on here and found a wealth of information and experience. spdydnc
Title: Re: New members .....AND the shy ones ....
Post by: Zuma on February 04, 2015, 06:23:51 am
I'll second that. Or third it. This is one of my favourite groups and a fine way to end the day is to check in on what everyone's been up to. I've not had the pleasure of meeting folks in person but then I do live 5,000 or so miles away. I hope I get to spend a week motoring in convoy to Scotland and places north. In the meantime, I'll raise a glass to you all for the good company you all provide.
Title: Re: New members .....AND the shy ones ....
Post by: Chippers on February 04, 2015, 09:57:41 am
Yehhhh. Really Kool Bollox-talking bunch of folks. Always look forward to the gigs.
Title: Re: New members .....AND the shy ones ....
Post by: stuartn on February 05, 2015, 11:36:22 am
A very welcoming bunch, I can attest to that.
And it is great to find people in the local area who you otherwise wouldn't have met.
People who are always willing to offer advice and also their own time to help get a job done where you would struggle on your own.
A forum with all the fun but less of the intimidation...
All hail king Icey!
 Chhrs
Title: Re: New members .....AND the shy ones ....
Post by: mistericeman on February 05, 2015, 12:10:38 pm
Not down to me Stuart...

I am a very small cog in a much larger machine,  just giving the handle bars a nudge now and again .....

It's the folks on the forum that make the forum what it is.
 Rock
Title: Re: New members .....AND the shy ones ....
Post by: Tom on February 06, 2015, 10:20:09 am
.....All hail king Icey!.....

I've always read it as mr rice man!  fp1 haha
Title: Re: New members .....AND the shy ones ....
Post by: Lurch on February 06, 2015, 02:22:13 pm
^ that's understandable, he does look like he's wearing a wok on his head. :)
Title: Re: New members .....AND the shy ones ....
Post by: Maddog on April 02, 2015, 12:49:19 pm
I f any of you chaps fancy a tip to Norway just let me know, large Landy following over here, perfect for your Landy also as the top speed you can drive is 50mph lol. top camping nature is perfect good fishing also, beer is not cheap but you cant have every thing: I have a very good friend a Landy Guru with over Ten Landrovers he has a big Farm House down by the Fjord (empty) only for use of his fellow Landrover Friends, Barns are all full of Landrovers though!!!!! Near Tronhiem Fjord. whoo
Title: Re: New members .....AND the shy ones ....
Post by: Aimbones on April 07, 2015, 11:53:11 am
I got to go to Norway a good few times for work. Sadly I only got to drive hire cars over there.

I enjoyed the snow and ice on the old road up to Glomfjord but it did take nearly 3 hours out of the trip when they put the new road in. First time I drove it was in the dark in a blizzard great fun.

I'd love to go back with the 109.

Tony