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post #1 of 12 Old 11-14-2013, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Ferrari driving or Mountain biking

So I was faced with a dilemma this weekend... A Ferrari trip, incorporating an overnight with fellow F-Lifer '575er' including test drives of the F12 and 458 Spider... or a Mountain Bike adventure blasting down the side of the Mourne mountains in beautiful Northern Ireland.

Can't do both? Well thats what I thought until I stood in the garage scratching my head and looking from the Dino to the bike and back again.

Who ever said a Dino GT4 was an impractical car?

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Barry, I would do the arranged test drives. That mountain isn't going anywhere!

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Nice one!
Maybe you can put some kind of cover to protect the rear seats, however I think that the GT4 is a very comfortable car, also for the extra space in the cabin.

However I would have chosen a Ferrari drive on mountain road… As I did with some friend few weeks ago… exciting!



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Barry, I would do the arranged test drives. That mountain isn't going anywhere!

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I will David, and with the mountain bike tucked into the back of the Dino I'll hit the mountain on route home too !

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Hmmmm, now Barry at some stage on our run I'm expecting a go in your little black beauty, and that means putting the drivers seat on the back chocks. We might have to break the mountain bike down to its component parts because it's definitely not going into 575M.... Well not all of it anyway.

I'm really looking forward to this weekend, driving the F12 I think will be a real buzz for me being a V12 addict, but I have a sneaking suspicion I'm going to be more enamoured with the 458 spider for some reason. It is just so fantastic looking in the flesh.

And after all the high octane, we can have a few beers and watch Australia play Ireland in the rugby (my loyalties will be once more tested) before sitting down to dinner.

What were you saying about mountain biking Sunday.......

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By the way David here's a photo you might appreciate!

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Thanks Michael. Seeing your Monaro has flooded me with so many memories. My first car back in 1977 was an RT Charger and one of my mates had your Monaro. The fun we had back then. Extremely fast but when it came to the corners I soon had to learn how to powerslide! Ha ha.

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Hmmmnghhh(((())))....the leather...Barry...the leather...... Leave the bike and take the running shoes to SA !

Hey, wish you guys a great, great trip and David, I'm not so sure, you will like the 458 Spider more.....I'm really not so sure

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Barry, full of envy ! Looking forward to your report and pics too.

w/ smiles

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Hmmmnghhh(((())))....the leather...Barry...the leather.....
Ahhhh it'll be grand. It's putting the bike back in after 30km over a mountain and covered in mud that I'm worried about

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Leave the bike and take the running shoes to SA !
I've another marathon to do between now and then...

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Barry, full of envy ! Looking forward to your report and pics too.

w/ smiles

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The test drives or the mountain biking Jimmy ?
I'll take pics of both!

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Ahhhh it'll be grand. It's putting the bike back in after 30km over a mountain and covered in mud that I'm worried about



I've another marathon to do between now and then...
Oh your poor thing.....

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