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big john 07-10-21 07:31 AM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22135833)
My first car was a 1956 VW Beetle. The one with the oval rear window. I should have kept that car. Restored it would be a nice car and almost worth the cost of restoration. My second car was Triumph Herald. Then I had a succession of old English cars, mainly Vauxhalls before buying my first Citroen.
If I had kept the bug, or the Citroen DSuper and done them up It would have cost the same as the multitude of old cars I've owned and I've have a nice appreciating asset.
But most the old cars were fun. At least until cost of repairs got too much. Then I'd buy another older car. rinse, repeat. I'm a slow learner.

I had a 1956 VW Beetle. A friend wrecked it. There were a lot of old cars I wish I could still have but I don't get too emotionally involved. It's even less emotional with bikes, I don't get attached to them at all and I don't wish I still had any of my old bikes.

big john 07-10-21 07:34 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22135876)
what does that feel like?

Nihilism

BillyD 07-10-21 08:53 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22135961)
But just think of that nice, new squishy feel your toes will enjoy. Almost like walking on sunshine.


BillyD 07-10-21 09:04 AM

My first car was a college graduation present, a '73 Olds Cutlass Supreme, 350 Rocket V8. That baby could boogie.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0c3f085fe3.png

rjones28 07-10-21 09:07 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22135991)
I had a 1956 VW Beetle. A friend wrecked it. There were a lot of old cars I wish I could still have but I don't get too emotionally involved. It's even less emotional with bikes, I don't get attached to them at all and I don't wish I still had any of my old bikes.

I had a Super Beetle between the TR and the Acura.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...91748da30b.png

2manybikes 07-10-21 09:13 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22135575)

I would guess there are people at the ranger's station. I would guess it has air conditioners and could be a life saver in those temperatures. Hopefully there are cars there to get out. I don't think one could walk to another place. What if the power went out?

LAJ 07-10-21 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22136074)
My first car was a college graduation present, a '73 Olds Cutlass Supreme, 350 Rocket V8. That baby could boogie.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0c3f085fe3.png

Probably my favorite year. I loved the way the taillights were inset to the body, and how the rear bumper fit the body lines.

2manybikes 07-10-21 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22136077)
I had a Super Beetle between the TR and the Acura.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...91748da30b.png

I had one, but it was a darker blue. I had more fun in that car than any others. I put "Prowler eliminator" tires on the stock wheels. Those tires were very square giving maybe twice as much tread on the ground and had stiff sidewalls. It handled like a Porsche.
I spent a lot of time going sideways, especially in the snow. Could almost drive the whole time sideways in the snow. Especially on a crowned road.

DougRNS 07-10-21 10:31 AM

Note to Velo Vol
the 2 eastern Tennessee metro areas are free of rain right now.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9e5b8a5847.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 07-10-21 10:34 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22136140)
Note to Velo Vol
the 2 eastern Tennessee metro areas are free of rain right now.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9e5b8a5847.jpg

Looks like Bristol is in the clear too! :bday:


Mojo31 07-10-21 11:02 AM


Originally Posted by 2manybikes (Post 22136084)
I had one, but it was a darker blue. I had more fun in that car than any others. I put "Prowler eliminator" tires on the stock wheels. Those tires were very square giving maybe twice as much tread on the ground and had stiff sidewalls. It handled like a Porsche.
I spent a lot of time going sideways, especially in the snow. Could almost drive the whole time sideways in the snow. Especially on a crowned road.

Probably because it was almost a Porsche.

Bah Humbug 07-10-21 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22134618)
I'm deeply considering selling the R3, getting Rival etap and road wheels on the revolt and having a single bike. Someone talk me out of it.

I like my gravel bike, but there's no way I'd get rid of my R2 for it. A Cayenne still ain't a 911. The R2 is lively and nimble and playful around handling courses while the gravel is a stable Cadillac for soaking up miles of terrible roads.

That said, I wish it were a Caledonia now, but still.

genejockey 07-10-21 11:19 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22135991)
I had a 1956 VW Beetle. A friend wrecked it. There were a lot of old cars I wish I could still have but I don't get too emotionally involved. It's even less emotional with bikes, I don't get attached to them at all and I don't wish I still had any of my old bikes.

I, OTOH, still have all my old bikes. ;)

LesterOfPuppets 07-10-21 11:26 AM

DougRNS in North Georgia baseball news, Jon Ossoff threw out the first pitch at the Gwinnett Stripers game yesterday!!!

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3f7f6d0f2.jpeg

/PnR

Velo Vol 07-10-21 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by 2manybikes (Post 22136080)
I would guess there are people at the ranger's station. I would guess it has air conditioners and could be a life saver in those temperatures. Hopefully there are cars there to get out. I don't think one could walk to another place. What if the power went out?

I've never been there, but I don't think there's much to walk to.

Velo Vol 07-10-21 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22136140)
Note to Velo Vol
the 2 eastern Tennessee metro areas are free of rain right now.

Thanks. I always check here if I want to find out whether or not it's raining.

Trsnrtr 07-10-21 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22135988)
It's lookin' like a tough podium this week.

Yep, looking like it.

Trsnrtr 07-10-21 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22136242)
Thanks. I always check here if I want to find out whether or not it's raining.

I generally look out of a window.

DougRNS 07-10-21 02:53 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22136242)
Thanks. I always check here if I want to find out whether or not it's raining.

it's just one of the many benefits of knowing me. Just think of all the quality music content I've directed your way. Plus I keep you updated on all things KSU. (Mighty Owls)

DougRNS 07-10-21 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22136289)
I generally look out of a window.

You'll appreciate this classic.

datlas 07-10-21 03:12 PM

Went on an 8 mile hike on a trail along the Delaware canal. Lots of serious and not-so-serious cyclists were seen. I even saw a few e-bike fat bikes.

Mojo31 07-10-21 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22136361)
it's just one of the many benefits of knowing me. Just think of all the quality music content I've directed your way. Plus I keep you updated on all things KSU. (Mighty Owls)

I, for one, appreciate your efforts in keeping us apprised of the weather in Tennessee.

LesterOfPuppets 07-10-21 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22136289)
I generally look out of a window.

Same here.

Sometimes I keep a light in the window...


Velo Vol 07-10-21 04:24 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22136375)
Went on an 8 mile hike on a trail along the Delaware canal. Lots of serious and not-so-serious cyclists were seen. I even saw a few e-bike fat bikes.

How about container ships?

Velo Vol 07-10-21 04:25 PM

It's raining.


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