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bampilot06 05-23-22 01:58 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22516918)
I agree that they are both pretty cool cars from our day. Don't forget, I'm your age.


You only as old as you feel. I feel roughly 23 and a half. In uniform most people think I am younger than that. I donít know if thats good or bad.

Mojo31 05-23-22 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22516943)
You only as old as you feel. I feel roughly 23 and a half. In uniform most people think I am younger than that. I donít know if thats good or bad.

There are days that I feel 64, and there are days that I wished I didn't.

genejockey 05-23-22 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22516918)
I agree that they are both pretty cool cars from our day. Don't forget, I'm your age.

The Ferrari P4 was WAY sexier, but the McLaren and the Porsche were just brutally purposeful. Their beauty comes from their total dominance.

WhyFi 05-23-22 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22516917)
400 dollars for uno pedal. I think it would be cheaper to go 105 R7000 complete group set and buy a stages. Thinking long terms.

IF you're going to go R7000 in the very near future, sure, it's what - a hundred-some-odd dollars less expensive? But going to pedal route is functionally the same, whether or not you touch the groupset, and you can get what you want (power) within the week and at a significantly lower upfront cost. I personally wouldn't let meager maybe/possibly/could be savings in the future put me off from a solid plan that could be easily and quickly executed.

genejockey 05-23-22 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22516943)
You only as old as you feel. I feel roughly 23 and a half. In uniform most people think I am younger than that. I donít know if thats good or bad.

"Jesus Christ! They're letting a kid fly the plane!"

You reach an age where you stop expecting people like pilots to be older than you. Then you reach an age where you want them to be younger. Considerably.

Mojo31 05-23-22 02:05 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22516940)
I'd rather have a Cayman than a Boxster, but that's because I'm an old bald coot.

Me too, which is why I had one. Configured correctly, a Cayman is a whole lot more fun to drive than a 911. This was one of my all-time favorite cars to own. Of course, it cost as much as a 911.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...64a4cc1536.jpg

Mojo31 05-23-22 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22516952)
IF you're going to go R7000 in the very near future, sure, it's what - a hundred-some-odd dollars less expensive? But going to pedal route is functionally the same, whether or not you touch the groupset, and you can get what you want (power) within the week and at a significantly lower upfront cost. I personally wouldn't let meager maybe/possibly/could be savings in the future put me off from a solid plan that could be easily and quickly executed.

Plus, the pedals can be switched to any other bike any time.

genejockey 05-23-22 02:08 PM

I used to lust after the expensive cars. I guess I still do. But the Dodge is good enough for me, since I don't have time, or gas, for canyon carving or track days.

bampilot06 05-23-22 02:09 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22516952)
IF you're going to go R7000 in the very near future, sure, it's what - a hundred-some-odd dollars less expensive? But going to pedal route is functionally the same, whether or not you touch the groupset, and you can get what you want (power) within the week and at a significantly lower upfront cost. I personally wouldn't let meager maybe/possibly/could be savings in the future put me off from a solid plan that could be easily and quickly executed.

Correct, but I donít think this 6500 is going to last forever. Pedals wonít help me go anywhere if I cant ride the bike because the groupset is kaput.

bampilot06 05-23-22 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22516948)
The Ferrari P4 was WAY sexier, but the McLaren and the Porsche were just brutally purposeful. Their beauty comes from their total dominance.


Not sure what time period we are talking but I did always like the jaguar XJ 220 in purple.

bampilot06 05-23-22 02:11 PM

Oh and if you guys havnt bought a Halo headband yet. Stop what you are doing and order one NOW.

Works amazing.

genejockey 05-23-22 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22516958)
Plus, the pedals can be switched to any other bike any time.

Having failed to grab that deal on the Assiomas, I comfort myself with the realization that they add a bit to Q-factor, which I suspect I'm sensitive to.

"Those grapes are probably sour, anyway."

genejockey 05-23-22 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22516966)
Not sure what time period we are talking but I did always like the jaguar XJ 220 in purple.

Late 60s/early 70s. The P4 was actually a bit earlier than the Porsche 917 - it ran against the Ford GT40s.

But just look at that shape!
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...720e71257c.jpg

Mojo31 05-23-22 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22516966)
Not sure what time period we are talking but I did always like the jaguar XJ 220 in purple.

You will like this:


bampilot06 05-23-22 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22516985)


yes and thatís prolly my favorite ferrari as well.

rjones28 05-23-22 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22516780)

Cazenovistan disposed of their last phone booth years ago.

From the archive: The Schwinn, about 3 versions ago.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...746a5edd22.jpg

rjones28 05-23-22 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22516856)
I would absolutely drive a Boxster and let the haters hate, but I don't understand the 911 Cabrio, Ferrari convertibles, or all of that nonsense. If the car is fast, make it a fixed-roof. If it's a convertible, not bothering with top-end go-fast bits. I really don't get it.

Cabrio has a little back seat, so Benson can come along. :)

big john 05-23-22 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22516961)
I used to lust after the expensive cars. I guess I still do. But the Dodge is good enough for me, since I don't have time, or gas, for canyon carving or track days.

If I suddenly had money for any car I wanted, I don't know what I'd get. I don't even think about getting a new car anymore, except for the idea of a beater I could tinker with.
That Cayman is definitely hot, but if I was going for a Porsche I might like a 356. I drove one and it was a blast. Plus, I'd be less likely to do something stupid than if I was given 500 hp. I hear a nice one can be $200k, but I've seen a replica that looked great for $50k.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...29%2C_rear.jpg

big john 05-23-22 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22517003)
Cazenovistan disposed of their last phone booth years ago.

From the archive: The Schwinn, about 3 versions ago.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...746a5edd22.jpg

What Schwinn is that?

big john 05-23-22 03:13 PM

I've driven these, so it's a bit relatable.

Mojo31 05-23-22 03:24 PM

Some guy brought this to the local PCA Concourse event this past weekend.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...eb281d1d46.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...151cdb55db.jpg

Mojo31 05-23-22 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22517061)
If I suddenly had money for any car I wanted, I don't know what I'd get. I don't even think about getting a new car anymore, except for the idea of a beater I could tinker with.
That Cayman is definitely hot, but if I was going for a Porsche I might like a 356. I drove one and it was a blast. Plus, I'd be less likely to do something stupid than if I was given 500 hp. I hear a nice one can be $200k, but I've seen a replica that looked great for $50k.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...29%2C_rear.jpg

I wouldn't mind owning one of those!

LesterOfPuppets 05-23-22 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22517012)
Cabrio has a little back seat, so Benson can come along. :)

No dogs allowed in the Porsche. I guess you'd need to get some ugly aftermarket aero package that has runningboard-like skirts though.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e3/48/6a/e...intage-ads.jpg

Bah Humbug 05-23-22 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22516867)
Boxster is fine and are loads of fun. They are what they were designed to be. I was specifically referring to the 911.

Cab 911s are all over the place, don't hold value, and are not good as performance cars. They are gold chains and silk sweater cars. They are not "wear a helmet" cars. Only a coupe can be a real 911. IMHO as a past owner.

Oh yes; I didn't mean you in that. The Boxster gets a lot of crap from a lot of the True Faithful (and Top Gear), but it seems ideal for cruising around the backroads of CT or NY at legal-enough speeds. It's a shockingly hot take.

But yes, a 911 should be hardtop, of course. What are you going to do with a cabrio?

Mojo31 05-23-22 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22517121)
Oh yes; I didn't mean you in that. The Boxster gets a lot of crap from a lot of the True Faithful (and Top Gear), but it seems ideal for cruising around the backroads of CT or NY at legal-enough speeds. It's a shockingly hot take.

But yes, a 911 should be hardtop, of course. What are you going to do with a cabrio?

I didn't think you were pointing at me. I took no offense.

big john 05-23-22 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22517115)
I wouldn't mind owning one of those!

My cousin worked for a guy who had one when I had my shop and he left it with me for weeks and said I could drive it all I wanted. I took it through some of the local canyons with the top down at night. Fun stuff!

ls01 05-23-22 03:33 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22516482)
I don't get it.

The horse did!

Mojo31 05-23-22 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22517119)
No dogs allowed in the Porsche. I guess you'd need to get some ugly aftermarket aero package that has runningboard-like skirts though.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e3/48/6a/e...intage-ads.jpg

Do they have one of those or something like it for wives?

Bah Humbug 05-23-22 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22516884)
Oh, lighten up, Francis. It was an opportunity to post pictures of really cool race cars.

Obviously. But, not a Porsche. ;)

genejockey 05-23-22 03:39 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22517119)
No dogs allowed in the Porsche. I guess you'd need to get some ugly aftermarket aero package that has runningboard-like skirts though.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e3/48/6a/e...intage-ads.jpg

Holy s**t.


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