Ever since I first watched the clunky old black-and-white David Lean epic 'Sound Barrier', I've taken a keen interest in ride comfort.
Let's take a couple of extreme examples. You may recall our Namibia beach buggy special, when:
On the other hand, there was the time I drove a Rolls-Royce Dawn through Italy, on excellent and newly surfaced roads, and I'm delighted to report that there was:
Quite often, though, and especially on unsealed roads in remote places, it's inevitable at some point:
It's important to make a distinction here. A straightforward bumpy road is not an issue. The problems start when the undulations are regular - on a 'washboard' gravel surface, for example - and then the experience can rightly be described as:
Sometimes, because we're in different cars, it may be something that I alone am suffering. In which case my colleagues will only know about it over the radio:
My fear is that one day it will become too extreme, and then I'll be done for.
My thanks to Amazon Prime Video, for making 'Sound Barrier' available to buy and reproduce here without permission. These are very short clips, so you should have no issues with buffering.