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Mojo31 07-15-22 04:54 PM

The other day, Bam was lost someplace in Mexico - Mexico City, Juarez, Mirada - he wasn't sure. I suspect it was probably Tiajuana. In any event, I think I saw him making his way back via DFW today.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dc155f3d7f.jpg

DougRNS 07-15-22 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22575736)
Speaking of all these maps, where is our map wunderkind, Velo Vol ?? Did he go away angry, or did he just go away??

he'll be back. Back for the quality.

datlas 07-15-22 06:37 PM

I signed up for another long ride tomorrow. It may be epic.

datlas 07-15-22 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22575949)
How much range increase for what cost? I hear the early ones have 120ish mile range and the later cars have 150ish? Battery replacement is about $7K, at least.

I would be concerned if the car is capable of DC charging. Some Spark EVs are, no Volts are and most Bolt EVs are. Don't know about Nissans.

If I had an EV that I could put a bike in that would be ideal for me these days. I don't need a long range and gas is still $6 here. I actually considered a Spark when I retired because clean ones were around $10k. When gas shot up those same cars were listed for $16k.
Of course with the small amount of driving I do it wouldn't make sense, as long as my old car keeps going.

I don't really care about DC charging and even an older battery that has reduced range is not an issue. As above, the longest trip I ever take in the Saturn is 20 miles. For longer trips we can always take the Fit.

At this point, it's just talk as the Saturn is not dead yet.


datlas 07-15-22 06:42 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22575864)
Mrs. GeneJockey doesn't want to get rid of her beloved 21 year old Sienna. Last time I suggested it, she said, "Do you know how much new Siennas cost?"

I tried to suggest that maybe she should buy something other than a minivan, since she never carries enough people or stuff to warrant a minivan, but she looked at me like I was nuts or something.

Only 21? It's a young'un.

rjones28 07-15-22 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22575736)
Speaking of all these maps, where is our map wunderkind, Velo Vol ?? Did he go away angry, or did he just go away??

It is baseball season.

MoAlpha 07-15-22 07:37 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22575876)
We have feral cats. They piss on our patio furniture cushions, and crap in the flower beds. PITA!

Wife says I can't use them for target practice. :(

I have a good slingshot and clay ammo for use on the non-feral cats who maraud in our back yard. I don’t understand the attitude of people who keep “outdoor” cats in a densely populated area and expect their neighbors simply to accept them on their property.

big john 07-15-22 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22576044)
I don't really care about DC charging and even an older battery that has reduced range is not an issue. As above, the longest trip I ever take in the Saturn is 20 miles. For longer trips we can always take the Fit.

At this point, it's just talk as the Saturn is not dead yet.

As long as you're ok with the Saturn why worry? I learned about beaters from my father. He used one for going to work for years. I remember he had a Hudson he used until the block cracked, he drove it to the junkyard. That was a cool car.

I drove my beater S-10 for 18 years. Sold it with about 300K on the odo.

DougRNS 07-15-22 07:59 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22576097)
As long as you're ok with the Saturn why worry? I learned about beaters from my father. He used one for going to work for years. I remember he had a Hudson he used until the block cracked, he drove it to the junkyard. That was a cool car.

I drove my beater S-10 for 18 years. Sold it with about 300K on the odo.


seedsbelize2 07-15-22 08:14 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22575624)
I think you are talking about a different species. Spotted Lantern Flies don' sting or bite.

You are correct sir.
Well, I had images to load but neither would. They look strikingly similar, in 2D anyway.

big john 07-15-22 09:13 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22576108)

http://jacobsmedia.com/wp-content/up...-Me-Worry2.jpg

MoAlpha 07-16-22 05:19 AM

Is it my imagination or are we seeing a glimmer of the very strong dollar in bike part pricing? I need to replenish the strategic chain stockpile soon.

Mojo31 07-16-22 05:31 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22576282)
Is it my imagination or are we seeing a glimmer of the very strong dollar in bike part pricing? I need to replenish the strategic chain stockpile soon.

Seems to be. Bikes are not moving at the local store.

indyfabz 07-16-22 05:40 AM

It’s grossly humid out. I feel sticky just sitting outside drinking coffee.

seedsbelize2 07-16-22 06:08 AM

Whew!
Wordle. 5/6
More coffee perhaps

seedsbelize2 07-16-22 06:12 AM

Today is the wife's 70th birthday. :bday:
​​​​​ Tomorrow is mine.
A milestone.

seedsbelize2 07-16-22 06:13 AM

Slow morning. Must be Saturday

seedsbelize2 07-16-22 06:16 AM

During the warmest months, at least, the humidity is highest first thing in the morning. As the day heats up it subsides. Prolly true in the colder months too but I never bothered to check.

seedsbelize2 07-16-22 06:17 AM

You're a chatty one this morning.

seedsbelize2 07-16-22 06:17 AM

Yeah. Yesterday too.

seedsbelize2 07-16-22 06:18 AM

What's up with that?

seedsbelize2 07-16-22 06:21 AM

Dunno. Bored perhaps.

seedsbelize2 07-16-22 06:22 AM

Though not likely. Prolly just not fully awake yet

seedsbelize2 07-16-22 06:25 AM

I discovered, this morning, that a paper coffee filter can be used twice, but not thrice. That third time it clogs up an makes quite the mess. Be forewarned.

rjones28 07-16-22 06:51 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22576304)
Today is the wife's 70th birthday. :bday:
​​​​​ Tomorrow is mine.
A milestone.

:bday:


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