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Mojo31 02-25-22 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22421247)
So Cal is deep with places better than Chipotle. Where did you go?

Richardo's - the place in the picture. You can see him holding his bag in the window reflection.

Eric F 02-25-22 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22421235)
I'm happy with 200hp in something that handles speedbumps well, maybe a cornvertible ...

Being that I've been hauling a dirty softball player and related gear around for the last 10 years, I've needed something with more space. The Ford Explorer has been a great vehicle for my needs. Even though it's a 5000 lb. box, 300hp gets it down the road very nicely.

Eric F 02-25-22 03:32 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22421250)
Richardo's - the place in the picture. You can see him holding his bag in the window reflection.

I think he took a pic of the place for Velo Vol's benefit because it's vegetarian. I suspect he got a meaty burrito elsewhere.

Mojo31 02-25-22 03:35 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22421257)
I think he took a pic of the place for Velo Vol's benefit because it's vegetarian. I suspect he got a meaty burrito elsewhere.

Datlas is a VV compatriot when it comes to eating.

Eric F 02-25-22 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22421263)
Datlas is a VV compatriot when it comes to eating.

Ahh. I wasn't aware they played for the same team. In that case, my assumption is probably wrong.

Mojo31 02-25-22 03:41 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22421268)
Ahh. I wasn't aware they played for the same team. In that case, my assumption is probably wrong.

I don't think either of them ever order the Tomahawk Ribeye.

BillyD 02-25-22 03:59 PM

Datlas is 100% vegan. Lips that touch meat will never touch his. :lol:

genejockey 02-25-22 03:59 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22421094)
A friend of mine doesn’t quite have a good approach to Wordle sometimes. Here is her effort this morning. *smh*

Wordle 251 6/6

⬛⬛⬛🟩⬛
🟩⬛⬛🟩🟩
⬛⬛🟨⬛⬛
⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛
⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

I have been known to toss in words I know aren't right, even skipping letters I've already gotten, to eliminate other letters. When I do that, and then the word is really easy, I hate myself.

big john 02-25-22 04:05 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22421233)
Two things any self-respecting man cannot live without - horsepower and torque.

Whenever I've driven the supercharged 'Vettes or the turbo 930s bitd I always think "Why would anyone want this?" I guess for someone with more self-control than I have it could work.

I never had a fast car, never really wanted one. I knew it wouldn't work out. Motorcycles, too, except off road.

I drove my 65 Chevy pick up for 19 years. 6 cylinder stick, pretty slow. I had the S-10 Blazer for 18 years, 6 cylinder, stick, even slower than the pick up. I had a bunch of slower cars, too. 56 VW Bug, 36hp screamer. That one may have been the slowest. Also had a 53 Ford flathead automatic. Engine was pretty sick, might have been as slow as the Bug.

genejockey 02-25-22 04:06 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22421245)
^^ you can even see me reflected in the window, holding my lunch. The burrito was quite good, better than Chipotle, possibly.

Holding your lunch is better than losing your lunch.

genejockey 02-25-22 04:08 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22421247)
So Cal is deep with places better than Chipotle. Where did you go?

NorCal, too.

BillyD 02-25-22 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22421233)
Two things any self-respecting man cannot live without - horsepower and torque.

Can also read: Two things some men don't live long enough to learn to respect - horsepower and torque.

WhyFi 02-25-22 04:26 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22421247)
So Cal is deep with places better than Chipotle. Where did you go?


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22421303)
NorCal, too.

MN, too. It's not like that's a high bar to set :rolleyes:

WhyFi 02-25-22 04:27 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22421289)
Datlas is 100% vegan. Lips that touch meat will never touch his. :lol:

Nah, he's not vegan - he's vegetarian, unless that's recently changed and I missed it.

Mojo31 02-25-22 04:29 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22421299)
Whenever I've driven the supercharged 'Vettes or the turbo 930s bitd I always think "Why would anyone want this?" I guess for someone with more self-control than I have it could work.

I never had a fast car, never really wanted one. I knew it wouldn't work out. Motorcycles, too, except off road.

I drove my 65 Chevy pick up for 19 years. 6 cylinder stick, pretty slow. I had the S-10 Blazer for 18 years, 6 cylinder, stick, even slower than the pick up. I had a bunch of slower cars, too. 56 VW Bug, 36hp screamer. That one may have been the slowest. Also had a 53 Ford flathead automatic. Engine was pretty sick, might have been as slow as the Bug.

Well, the 930s can be a handful, especially when you enter a corner fast, get scared, and then try to brake.


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22421308)
Can also read: Two things some men don't live long enough to learn to respect - horsepower and torque.

See above.

genejockey 02-25-22 04:31 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22421308)
Can also read: Two things some men don't live long enough to learn to respect - horsepower and torque.

Pretty much every car I owned before the Dodge was a 4-banger that needed revs and a heavy foot on the gas to get anywhere. After I got the Dodge, I observed to my wife that if I drove it with as heavy a foot as the other cars, I'd be in jail or dead. And it's only got 372 hp. When I've tried full-throttle accelerations, I can feel the back wheels trying to escape.

genejockey 02-25-22 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22421324)
Nah, he's not vegan - he's vegetarian, unless that's recently changed and I missed it.

But Vegan Cyclist LOVES Chipotle!

EDIT: , Dude!

Eric F 02-25-22 04:39 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22421326)
Well, the 930s can be a handful, especially when you enter a corner fast, get scared, and then try to brake.

A couple of friends worked at the local Porsche dealer when I was a young guy. The result of the above was referred to as the "turbo loop".

Mojo31 02-25-22 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22421335)
A couple of friends worked at the local Porsche dealer when I was a young guy. The result of the above was referred to as the "turbo loop".

Its not hard to get the backend sideways in the air cooled ones. It wasn’t until the 997 version that they got it tamed with the traction control systems. Funny thing is that if you try to kick out the rear by hitting the throttle, they just hunker down and take off. It’s when you lift or try to brake to slow down in a turn that you find yourself in trouble.

Mojo31 02-25-22 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22421327)
Pretty much every car I owned before the Dodge was a 4-banger that needed revs and a heavy foot on the gas to get anywhere. After I got the Dodge, I observed to my wife that if I drove it with as heavy a foot as the other cars, I'd be in jail or dead. And it's only got 372 hp. When I've tried full-throttle accelerations, I can feel the back wheels trying to escape.

Need more meat on those wheels.

genejockey 02-25-22 04:55 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22421347)
Need more meat on those wheels.

I already went from the stock 245s to 255s. But note, I said TRYING TO escape.

Mojo31 02-25-22 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22421350)
I already went from the stock 245s to 255s. But note, I said TRYING TO escape.

Man, I’ve got 255s in front with 305s in back. Even my wife’s SUV has 195s in back. Can never have too much meat.

But, it is fun to break the booty free when you want to.

big john 02-25-22 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22421326)
Well, the 930s can be a handful, especially when you enter a corner fast, get scared, and then try to brake..

That turbo lag will bite you! One thing I did learn about rear engine cars is when they break loose the car goes where the rear end goes. It's a different thing than a front engine car..

genejockey 02-25-22 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22421357)
That turbo lag will bite you! One thing I did learn about rear engine cars is when they break loose the car goes where the rear end goes. It's a different thing than a front engine car..

Don't they just go the same way they were already going, regardless?

Eric F 02-25-22 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22421361)
Don't they just go the same way they were already going, regardless?

The heavy end wants to go in the direction it's going. When a rear-engine car loses traction with the rear tires while cornering, it can be problematic in a hurry.

genejockey 02-25-22 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22421367)
The heavy end wants to go in the direction it's going. When a rear-engine car loses traction with the rear tires while cornering, it can be problematic in a hurry.

The physics of this is why you drive nails by holding the HANDLE of a hammer and swinging the HEAD, not the other way around. :roflmao2:

Mojo31 02-25-22 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22421361)
Don't they just go the same way they were already going, regardless?

No.

genejockey 02-25-22 05:25 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22421371)
No.

(I meant the FWD car keeps going the same way. Not the rear-engine car)

Mojo31 02-25-22 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22421370)
The physics of this is why you drive nails by holding the HANDLE of a hammer and swinging the HEAD, not the other way around. :roflmao2:

Applying that “logic”, you’d have to drive the rear engine car backwards.

Nonetheless, there is nothing more satisfying than tooling along at a sedate 70, hitting the gas, and feeling that big butt squat down and push.

Eric F 02-25-22 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22421370)
The physics of this is why you drive nails by holding the HANDLE of a hammer and swinging the HEAD, not the other way around. :roflmao2:

The magic of the older 911s is that when you hit the brakes to slow down in the middle of a corner, you're unweighting the rear end, which reduces your traction. Then, the heavy rear end tries to swap places with the front end. Traction control technology has largely minimized this issue.


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