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World record #558115
05/02/19 07:23 PM
05/02/19 07:23 PM
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Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
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I now hold the world record for standing jump with dog.

To be honest I cheated a bit because I was actually walking at the time. I was on a pedestrian crossing at the edge of a round-about when a car driven by an old duffer came aroundd the corner, the driver looked straight at me but did not slow down. Fortunately I was both watching and had the dog on a short lead. I made a flying leap to the curb and at the same moment the driver of the car hit the brakes and started to skid.

The result was a hit, no more than painful, of my heel that was behind me against his bumper bar. I was still in mid air, and so was the dog, at the time. Fortunately no real consequences to either myself or the little dog.

What really annoys me is that the bastard did not even stop. Once past the pedestrian crossing he just kept going and nobody who observed the incident managed to get his plate number.

Unfortunately Italy is one of the worst places when it comes to respect of pedestrian crossings. It is changing slowly but the older drivers are just terrible. If you are on foot in Italy you really need to take care that traffic is stopping when you cross.


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Re: World record [Re: Gambalunga] #558118
05/02/19 07:31 PM
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auckland new zealand
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Crikey Peter time for a calming sip of something and pat of the dog , good to hear that you are so nimble


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Re: World record [Re: Gambalunga] #558121
05/02/19 07:49 PM
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Glad you’re ok Peter. We need the Mog (and dog-it rhymes,yay) representation in Italyland. Take care
HB

Re: World record [Re: Gambalunga] #558122
05/02/19 07:49 PM
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You did well Peter. Keep an eye out for him as he is most likely a repeat offender and you might nab him next time.


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Re: World record [Re: waikiore] #558123
05/02/19 07:51 PM
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Mandello del Lario, Lake Como,...
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Thanks. Not bad reaction time for my 72 years. The dog is a small Pincher, a real sweatheart, in theory she is swmbo jnr's but she is attached to me like a barnacle.

I'm half way through a nice bottle of Piemonte Barbera. If you don't know it it is an excellent red from the Asti region, deep plum, blackberry flavours with a little wood. wine


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Re: World record [Re: Gambalunga] #558125
05/02/19 07:55 PM
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Lancashire, England
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Pleased you aren’t hurt Peter
That was a close one


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Re: World record [Re: Gambalunga] #558132
05/02/19 08:19 PM
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Northern England
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Drink the whole bottle Peter!


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Re: World record [Re: Gambalunga] #558134
05/02/19 08:21 PM
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Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
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That sounds like too close a call.

Enjoy that bottle. You may need to follow it with a medicinal brandy or malt.


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Re: World record [Re: Gambalunga] #558140
05/02/19 08:43 PM
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North Somerset, UK
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I'm half way through a nice bottle of Piemonte Barbera. If you don't know it it is an excellent red from the Asti region, deep plum, blackberry flavours with a little wood. wine [/quote]
Ash, naturally?


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Re: World record [Re: Deejay] #558148
05/02/19 09:34 PM
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Aerdenhout, The Netherlands
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Good to read you and dog are doing fine!
The other week I had a near miss whilst crossing the street on a zebra cossing. The remarkable thing was it was a police car that almost hit me!
Cheers,
Bert


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