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kissTheApex 07-31-20 07:32 PM

Last stick shift car I had was a gen2 Toyota mr-2. Gowd, I miss that car. :cry:

seedsbelize 07-31-20 07:37 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21617504)
Don't let her drive the Saturn!

I came home from yesterday's ride and have been hungry continually. I think I might have just sated it with the leftover carrot/beet salad from dinner.
Hmmm. I see it shows this as a quote. I distinctly hit the reply to thread button. This has happened before

seedsbelize 07-31-20 07:40 PM

We are not having a cooler summer, as I prognosticated earlier. The temperatures are indeed normal, but it feels cooler. Perhaps I have finally acclimated.

seedsbelize 07-31-20 07:44 PM

Honda has a six speed stick, but the gear ratios are so skewed that it is tough(and not worth it)to figure out. The automatic we have in our Fit has far more pick-up than any car I've ever owned, or rented.

Trsnrtr 07-31-20 07:51 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21617687)
Do you ride in the wet? I rarely do. I've worn them out on the mountain bike for sure. Hey, maybe they're worn out on my road bike and I just haven't checked?

I ride all year which means wet, snow, ice, salt, you name it.

bampilot06 07-31-20 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21617821)
I ride all year which means wet, snow, ice, salt, you name it.

dust?

rjones28 07-31-20 07:56 PM


Originally Posted by kissTheApex (Post 21617800)
Last stick shift car I had was a gen2 Toyota mr-2. Gowd, I miss that car. :cry:

The last stick shift car I bought was a MK7 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. :)

BillyD 07-31-20 07:57 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21617730)
Locally referred to as "gorging out", as I recall.

Was the tuition that bad?

bampilot06 07-31-20 08:00 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21617830)
Was the tuition that bad?


internstional students failing classes.

BillyD 07-31-20 08:09 PM

It wasn't my last stick shift but it was hands down my favorite stick, a '77 Celica with the legendary 22R engine. :love:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...009bcfc65.jpeg

genejockey 07-31-20 08:23 PM

Battaglin Update - I know you were all just DYING for this!!!

Before this afternoon's ride, I rotated the bars down a fair bit. Rode 4 miles with them like that, but that was too far. So I rotated them up a bit and rode another 4 miles. Rotated them up just a smidge, and that was much better. They're still rotated a bit relative to their starting point, and I think I'll stop there.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a7272e5c31.jpg

genejockey 07-31-20 08:27 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21617838)
internstional students failing classes.

The thing is, there's a gorge between Collegetown (the area where a lot of students live) and campus, and you have to cross a bridge over it to get to campus.

DougRNS 07-31-20 08:44 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21617821)
I ride all year which means wet, snow, ice, salt, you name it.

Do you draw the line at murder Hornets?

Velo Vol 07-31-20 08:46 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21617775)
I was busy repairing people's bicycles.

Show us your work.

big john 07-31-20 08:47 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21617809)
Honda has a six speed stick, but the gear ratios are so skewed that it is tough(and not worth it)to figure out. The automatic we have in our Fit has far more pick-up than any car I've ever owned, or rented.

My friend had an electric Fit. You can't buy them, only lease. He renewed the the lease and had 140,000 miles when he turned it in. He was extremely happy with it, he has a long commute and replaced it with an electric Hyundai.
He leased a hydrogen powered Toyota for his wife and it's been nothing but trouble.

DougRNS 07-31-20 08:48 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 21617850)
It wasn't my last stick shift but it was hands down my favorite stick, a '77 Celica with the legendary 22R engine. :love:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...009bcfc65.jpeg

the last time you posted that picture, you obscured the face to avoid rath. I believe that is your ex?. Might want to reassess.

DougRNS 07-31-20 08:52 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21617829)
The last stick shift car I bought was a MK7 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. :)

mine was a 2003 Chevy S-10. It was red but it was a plain Jane. I enjoyed that truck.

DougRNS 07-31-20 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21617895)
Show us your work.

you're bossy. Are all fluglehorn players this bossy? Discuss.

BillyD 07-31-20 08:58 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21617899)
the last time you posted that picture, you obscured the face to avoid rath. I believe that is your ex?. Might want to reassess.

You know, I remember thinking about posting it but I thought I had reconsidered at the time. This time I just doubt she'll ever see it, so screw it.

big john 07-31-20 09:02 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21617902)
mine was a 2003 Chevy S-10. It was red but it was a plain Jane. I enjoyed that truck.

I had a 1986 S-10 Blazer for 18 years. 5 speed 4wd. Totally neglected it for years and sold it with nearly 300,000 miles. Paid $2800 for it.:)
Had a Tercel 4wd wagon with a 6 speed with granny low. Used the granny to push a couple cars on snow and ice.
Had a 1947 Chevy Fleetmaster. They had 3 on the tree with a vacuum booster on the shifter to make the shifter easy to move.

DougRNS 07-31-20 09:16 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21617915)
I had a 1986 S-10 Blazer for 18 years. 5 speed 4wd. Totally neglected it for years and sold it with nearly 300,000 miles. Paid $2800 for it.:)
Had a Tercel 4wd wagon with a 6 speed with granny low. Used the granny to push a couple cars on snow and ice.
Had a 1947 Chevy Fleetmaster. They had 3 on the tree with a vacuum booster on the shifter to make the shifter easy to move.

I also had an '83 Chevy Cavalier station wagon which was a great bike hauling car.

In ~1980 I also had a 1943 CJ-2 or 3 Jeep which had a top speed of 45 and could get 15 mpg if I was easy on the gas pedal.

#GoodTimes

2manybikes 07-31-20 09:16 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21617775)
I was busy repairing people's bicycles.

Do you disinfect or clean the bikes first?

LAJ 07-31-20 09:18 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 21617871)
Battaglin Update - I know you were all just DYING for this!!!

Before this afternoon's ride, I rotated the bars down a fair bit. Rode 4 miles with them like that, but that was too far. So I rotated them up a bit and rode another 4 miles. Rotated them up just a smidge, and that was much better. They're still rotated a bit relative to their starting point, and I think I'll stop there.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a7272e5c31.jpg

Old School, point the bar ends to the rear brake (break) calipers.

big john 07-31-20 09:25 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 21617931)
I also had an '83 Chevy Cavalier station wagon which was a great bike hauling car.

In ~1980 I also had a 1943 CJ-2 or 3 Jeep which had a top speed of 45 and could get 15 mpg if I was easy on the gas pedal.

#GoodTimes

In 1972 I had a 1958 International Harvester panel truck. It would go 55 but that was pushing it. It must have had a 4:56 differential or something.

DougRNS 07-31-20 09:30 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21617943)
In 1972 I had a 1958 International Harvester panel truck. It would go 55 but that was pushing it. It must have had a 4:56 differential or something.

[MENTION=25227]Velo Vol[/MENTION] is shaking his head right now.
#DoesNotUnderstand

bampilot06 08-01-20 03:07 AM

time to ride before the rain.

Pirkaus 08-01-20 04:14 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21617460)
My son wrecked a few and to be honest, so did I when I was young.

I may have wrecked a car or 2, but I also ha to buy my own vehicles.


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21617821)
I ride all year which means wet, snow, ice, salt, you name it.

What about molten lava? :D

Trsnrtr 08-01-20 04:19 AM


Originally Posted by Pirkaus (Post 21618125)
I may have wrecked a car or 2, but I also ha to buy my own vehicles.


What about molten lava? :D

Same as did my son.

Luckily, we have no molten lava around me that I know of. :D

Pirkaus 08-01-20 04:20 AM

My dad taught me to drive standard in a 72 Dodge Tradesman panel van.
Taght all my kids with a 84 Ford Ranger 4 speed, the clutch took a beating but survived.
The last standard I owned was a 2000 Dodge Ram with a 5 speed. 1st gear was great for hauling the boat out of the lake

seedsbelize 08-01-20 04:35 AM

My last stick was a 1988 Nissan 4wd king cab pickup. I drove it to Belize, in 2001, and left it there. That was that truck's second trip to Belize, now that I think about it. It used to feel like such an adventure to drive all the way across Mexico. Not so much anymore.


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