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Old 08-09-20, 06:30 AM
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Hoo boy.
I didn't feel it though. This time.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post

the controllers in the charlotte tower were talking about it. I didn’t feel anything.
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Old 08-09-20, 06:39 AM
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Yes hubcaps. We got the “base” LX model. The higher end models have fancier wheels.
Of course. When we bought ours, there were two of the fancy ones left over from the previous year. They gave us a big discount. Personally, I like the cup holders behind the console on the lower models. Or did that end in 2016? The one we had, briefly, which turned out to be stolen was a '16
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Old 08-09-20, 06:41 AM
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the controllers in the charlotte tower were talking about it. I didn’t feel anything.
Are you on a plane? Do you listen to controllers during your leisure time?
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Yes hubcaps. We got the “base” LX model. The higher end models have fancier wheels.
99% of what "makes" the car is on the base model in my opinion. The rest is eye candy and I'm a blind diabetic.

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Old 08-09-20, 06:47 AM
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During an earthquake, a plane is where I think I'd rather be. Of course, an intact runway when it's done would be nice too.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Well, generally, brewed coffee has a lot bigger kick. I used to he a coffee snob, but no more. I don't even have it everyday anymore. I remember when my dad could take it or leave it. I couldn't imagine it. And here I am.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Are you on a plane? Do you listen to controllers during your leisure time?

I had just landed when it happened.
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Next time you are in my neck of the woods you need to take him to the virginia military aviation museum in va beach. It has the largest collection of WW2 and Ww1 flying aircraft. They have the only flying mosquito in the world, and a flying replica of an me 262. In october they have a ww1 airshow, and in the spring they do a ww2 airshow. The museum has a grass strip and is set up like a ww2 airstrip from England.
Awesome - good to know. We've kind of wanted to get down to VA Beach, but we haven't found a proper excuse, yet, but this and a garden (for the wife) or a brewery (the me ) might do it.
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We have had parrots in the yard for the past two weeks. Or perhaps they are just passing through every morning. I hear them but haven't bothered to get up and look for them. In Belize they were as common as blue jays in Ohio.
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Pirkaus Don't be stepping all over my addiction. I CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!
This is why I didn't even click the play button.
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Old 08-09-20, 06:55 AM
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Time to ride. It’s possible I can claw my way up to the top 5 for the week. Can’t podium with so many serious cyclists in the group.
It's that tri-geek on vacation and those guys without proper jobs that are ruining everything.
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99% of what "makes" the car is on the base model in my opinion. The rest is eye candy and I'm a blind diabetic.

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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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We have had parrots in the yard for the past two weeks.
Do they talk?
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I thought about doing a longer ride today, but it's a warm Autumn August day, with minimal clouds, so maybe not.
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There’s a good documentary on netflix right now about richard carapaz, and the 2019 Giro win. Fyi.
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I thought about doing a longer ride today, but it's a warm Autumn August day, with minimal clouds, so maybe not.
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We're booked in the Courtyard by Marriott near the Cancun airport. US$65, taxes included. Quite reasonable.
I'll say!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Tis the season?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Amazon Prime has a show called White Dragon that's pretty awesome so far...
Whoa . . . they couldn't think up a better title? Or . . . .
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I know I've mentioned it a million times before, but it was a highlight of my life. I used to drive these (but with a driver's seat installed) off of railcars and it was a thrilling experience, sitting way up high looking at the pavement rush by below...

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Originally Posted by big john View Post
No Hummers since 2010.
Not true, I saw this one just last week.


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Whoa . . . they couldn't think up a better title? Or . . . .
The little lady says it was also called "Strangers". She IMDBs everything.
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Originally Posted by gnome View Post
DAF had a variable pulley CVT from 1960. Although I suspect that any imported into the states were more as privately imported curiosities. After all the market for a slow, sub-1 litre European city car named after a flower would have been almost non-existent back then.
I don't think I ever saw a Dafodil here but a friend's dad had an Isetta and another friend had a Fiat 500.

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I know I've mentioned it a million times before, but it was a highlight of my life. I used to drive these off of railcars and it was a thrilling experience.

Without a seat? How? Hold on to the wheel, support yourself with one leg on what little foothold you have and use the other for the pedals?

What did those chassis become later in life?
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