what is the deal with the heap of trucks circling civic all sounding their bloody horns?
Yeah, well, I live on Northbourne Ave and these trucks were very noisy…luckily I was down the coast at the time 😉
Criticism of people for having pride in their vehicles, their businesses, their job, whilst contributing to a worthy cause, is hardly a friend-winner.
I am happy that these drivers get the opportunity to display this pride to a (generally) appreciative audience.
C’mon ant. I would have thought that you of all people would have more compassion for what is in essence a great cause 🙁
It’s for a good cause. Get out and do something useful for a change you whinging losers.
Yeah, there were people sitting in Yass road, in Qbn, looking expectant, and all the way from there to Canberra, cars parked on the roadside. A whole heap of noise-enhanced harleys wanked past (fair dinkum, a bloke in his fancy dress on one of those things has a great big I AM A TOTAL WANKER sign floating above him), and then the trucks started up.
What amazes me is how people actually brought chairs to sit by the roadside, to watch a bunch of honking trucks drive past. Very, very sad.
Presumably noise laws were suspended by the assembly. And Queanbeyan council.
at least the trucks (drivers) raising money for Cancer Research etc weren’t in Garema Place scamming bus ride / petrol money. And yeah; maybe they even gave the Hospice patients a thrill
I don’t know about the trucks but I sure like the drivers 😉
Ironic, diesel exhaust (which trucks run on) has being linked to various conditions of the airway and even cancer.
You wanted quiet for skiing? With those loud grumbling boats?
Perfect day for it.
Actually they did go past the hospice. (I’m guessing)
Was at Molonglo river skiing all day. Wanted a nice quiet day and all I could hear were horns and sirens blasting! 😀
I was waiting at Phillip Avenue lights waiting to turn into Federal Highway this afternoon and I wasn’t sure if it was ok to turn in front of the rural fire brigade engines because they had their lights flashing … I mean, they’re only doing it for sure … but it’s the law to give way to emergency vehicles when their lights are operating – I could just see myself going through the intersection and getting done by a cop waiting behind the trees. Luckily it was ok – but I don’t think it was a wise idea … it’s forcing people to break the law.
Yes, it’s the convoy for cancer, supporting the ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group.
The trucks don’t go past the Hospice, however I imagine the noise carries across the lake from Commonwealth Avenue.
It’s ironic that they’ve been blasting their horns outside the hospice on the lake.
Many of those poor bastards are dying of cancer, hopefully they’ll have a flicker of gratitude that their final tortured slumbers are being interrupted in a good cause.
I understand its for the 2008 Convoy for Cancer. Can’t find much about it online though.
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