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MoAlpha 01-12-22 07:17 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22370830)
We are extremely happy with our Mazda CX-5. I think my next car will be a mazda 6 but havnt ruled out a truck yet.

They are great vehicles. We took a day trip in one this summer with a couple of guys and were happy in the back seat. Wife has a 3, which she loves and we tried to get daughter interested in a CX-30, but it was too conventional for her.

Trsnrtr 01-12-22 07:18 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22370813)
Too cold here, may sneak out this afternoon

Same.

Trsnrtr 01-12-22 07:20 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22370827)
Oof. Regardless, I'm glad that the damage was limited (mostly) to replaceable stuffs.

My wife has patched everything except the insulated undershirt which I have numerous of. She even patched my insulated tights which are at least 20 years old. :)

Trsnrtr 01-12-22 07:22 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22370830)
Öbut havnt ruled out a truck yet.

You need a Rivian truck.

WhyFi 01-12-22 07:25 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22370829)
The EV6 is intriguing, but Iím not keen on a payment, even though I realize that my Passat doesnít really align for my needs in a vehicle with two big dogs and two kids. The likely scenario is Iíll end up with an Outback at some point, but Iíd rather buy bikes than cars.

I'm a big believer in wagons/hatchbacks for the utility, but I think we'll have to settle for a small SUV because 'Murica. And yeah, so many things that I'd rather pay for than a car, but they do make themselves pretty damn useful, at times.

MoAlpha 01-12-22 07:26 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22370840)
My wife has patched everything except the insulated undershirt which I have numerous of. She even patched my insulated tights which are at least 20 years old. :)

Patching stretchies takes some skill. Any pics?

Mojo31 01-12-22 07:31 AM

Wife woke up early this morning with mild fever and achiness. I took a Viagra to try to cure her, but alas it didnt work. .

MoAlpha 01-12-22 07:32 AM

Well, the master abators are here. They are in hazmat suits with respirators, but they're bashing away at the tile with hammers and just letting it fall. Don't see any 6 mil plastic on the ground, just a taped-off perimeter. As our siding guy said, it's a racket and all about the piece of paper. There is no restriction on what the home owner can do with this stuff either. I guess it's not too dangerous, being in a cement matrix and all...:rolleyes:

Mojo31 01-12-22 07:39 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22370824)
Our car has been paid off for five years. Recently, I've been infatuated with the idea of a Kia EV6 AWD, but the reality of a car payment sours the dream quite a bit. Taking on a car payment would also stretch out the timeframe for paying off the house, the current big household financial goal, which we hope to do in the next ~five years... not sure that the Sportwagen is going to make it that long, but we'll feel it out.

EV6 is a pretty neat car. I'll tell you, there is nothing better than simply plugging in to recharge. No gas stations on cold mornings.

Only thing is I'd think long and hard before buying an EV if you will ever travel with it. Great as a second car or one used solely around town.

seedsbelize2 01-12-22 07:40 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22370799)
I took a tumble on an icy spot a couple days ago and tore up a pair of tights and ripped through a wind jacket, insulated jersey, and an insulated undershirt and now have neon yellow threads embedded in my elbow. Winter road rash? What's up with that? :rolleyes:

BTW, the wind jacket was brand new - first ride. :cry:

That's a bampilot move

Velo Vol 01-12-22 07:43 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22370854)
Well, the master abators are here. They are in hazmat suits with respirators, but they're bashing away at the tile with hammers and just letting it fall. Don't see any 6 mil plastic on the ground, just a taped-off perimeter. As our siding guy said, it's a racket and all about the piece of paper. There is no restriction on what the home owner can do with this stuff either. I guess it's not too dangerous, being in a cement matrix and all...:rolleyes:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c954fe2f7c.jpg

seedsbelize2 01-12-22 07:45 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22370851)
Wife woke up early this morning with mild fever and achiness. I took a Viagra to try to cure her, but alas it didnt work. .

:roflmao2:

bampilot06 01-12-22 07:46 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22370845)
You need a Rivian truck.


Thought about it.


I love the idea of a truck, and if my daughter keeps riding horses then I am sure we would buy a horse in the future. Canít tow a horse with a mini van.

My job requires a lot of driving though, and I donít want to do that in a truck. Also donít want to drive a truck just to go to the store. So I donít know what I will do, great thing is I donít have to figure this out now.

bampilot06 01-12-22 07:47 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22370863)
That's a bampilot move


Havnt hurt a jacket yet.

Trsnrtr 01-12-22 07:47 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22370848)
Patching stretchies takes some skill. Any pics?

She used a combo of sticky patches and iron-on patches. The only stretch fabric that she patched were my tights and I doubt that it will stay long term.

Edit: Doubt that the insulated jersey is going to hold up, either.

bampilot06 01-12-22 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22370799)
I took a tumble on an icy spot a couple days ago and tore up a pair of tights and ripped through a wind jacket, insulated jersey, and an insulated undershirt and now have neon yellow threads embedded in my elbow. Winter road rash? What's up with that? :rolleyes:

BTW, the wind jacket was brand new - first ride. :cry:


But is the bike okay?

bampilot06 01-12-22 07:50 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22370813)
Too cold here, may sneak out this afternoon


Couldnt ride this morning. Had to take my van to safelite for a new windshield. Crack was about 14 inches long. As I was driving this morning the crack expanded lighting fast the whole length of the windshield.


Hoping to get a ride in around lunch time.

seedsbelize2 01-12-22 07:52 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22370851)
Wife woke up early this morning with mild fever and achiness. I took a Viagra to try to cure her, but alas it didnt work. .

My wife is doing her best. Driving to the city almost everyday, and mixing it up with strangers. Am I the only one who thinks that the female of the species is an odd creature? I mean her rationale just makes no sense. But to her it's adamant that she get it done yesterday. All for a meeting that won't take place due to Covid.

WhyFi 01-12-22 07:53 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22370860)
Only thing is I'd think long and hard before buying an EV if you will ever travel with it. Great as a second car or one used solely around town.

We would plan on it being an only car and would travel with it. That in mind, the range and charging speed is what makes it attractive (and potentially viable) in ways that previous gen EVs weren't. We would certainly need to be more deliberate about planning, but I've chatted with my EV-owning friends about apps/online resources that calculate the road trip minutiae and assist with routes, charging locations/durations, etc, and it seems like it's within the realm of possibility. I mean, the reality is that 400 miles between stops isn't feasible with my wife and two kids, anyway, and pit stops are always longer than I'd like; a planned recharge stop of a half hour might actually be a stress reliever rather than a stress raiser.

Trsnrtr 01-12-22 07:53 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22370877)
But is the bike okay?

Yes. I think so, anyway.

bampilot06 01-12-22 07:53 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22370851)
Wife woke up early this morning with mild fever and achiness. I took a Viagra to try to cure her, but alas it didnt work. .


Cold shower for you then?

Velo Vol 01-12-22 07:55 AM

Last night at band I noticed the extremely overweight female that I'm sitting next to seemed to have laboured breathing after we played for a stretch. Not sure if I just noticed that, or if it's new.

Either way. :twitchy:

bampilot06 01-12-22 08:01 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22370890)
Last night at band I noticed the extremely overweight female that I'm sitting next to seemed to have laboured breathing after we played for a stretch. Not sure if I just noticed that, or if it's new.

Either way. :twitchy:


They should give her a long soloÖÖ

MoAlpha 01-12-22 08:03 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22370882)
My wife is doing her best. Driving to the city almost everyday, and mixing it up with strangers. Am I the only one who thinks that the female of the species is an odd creature? I mean her rationale just makes no sense. But to her it's adamant that she get it done yesterday. All for a meeting that won't take place due to Covid.


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22370851)
Wife woke up early this morning with mild fever and achiness. I took a Viagra to try to cure her, but alas it didnt work. .


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22370890)
Last night at band I noticed the extremely overweight female that I'm sitting next to seemed to have laboured breathing after we played for a stretch. Not sure if I just noticed that, or if it's new.

Either way. :twitchy:

LSS works out in the pool at Walter Reed three times a week and frequently shops at the exchange and Whole Foods on the way home. If we get it I'm blaming her.

phrantic09 01-12-22 08:36 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22370885)
We would plan on it being an only car and would travel with it. That in mind, the range and charging speed is what makes it attractive (and potentially viable) in ways that previous gen EVs weren't. We would certainly need to be more deliberate about planning, but I've chatted with my EV-owning friends about apps/online resources that calculate the road trip minutiae and assist with routes, charging locations/durations, etc, and it seems like it's within the realm of possibility. I mean, the reality is that 400 miles between stops isn't feasible with my wife and two kids, anyway, and pit stops are always longer than I'd like; a planned recharge stop of a half hour might actually be a stress reliever rather than a stress raiser.

The furthest we generally travel by car is ~200 miles from one house to the other so itís right in the wheelhouse of an EV. Plus the same w/ kids and stops on longer trips. Crap, if we can make it the 3.5 hours to Marblehead without stopping bits a miracle.


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