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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.

@Velo Vol 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.

seedsbelize 08-01-20 04:40 AM

Concurrent with that truck, I had a 78? full size Chevy 4wd with oversized tires on it. And a very low granny. That thing was a beast. It also had a winch on the front bumper. My firewood truck. It never left the farm

seedsbelize 08-01-20 04:43 AM

I'll just say it now, and get it over with. Slow morning. Must be Saturday.

Velo Vol 08-01-20 05:25 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21618137)
Slow morning.

Nope.

Trsnrtr 08-01-20 05:26 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21618137)
I'll just say it now, and get it over with. Slow morning. Must be Saturday.

Supposed to ride with some friends but e are experiencing light rain. I expect the wussies to cancel out and I'll have to ride alone.

Bah Humbug 08-01-20 05:35 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21617733)
I have a thing for the scion frs/subaru brz. I just really like the way that car looks. Reminds me of the supra. But itís only 2 door and with one child plus another one in the future it wonít work. Honda made a 4 door sedan look sexy, and it has a little hatch back thing going. It will prolly be the only car I ever buy new for myself, so thatís what I want to go with.

That's the appeal of the hot hatch. One thing my GTI taught me was it should have been the four-door, because while the rear seats were big enough to fit actual people, getting them in there was a problem.

Frankly, while the new86 is a great little car, I think you'll be happier with the CTR anyway.

big john 08-01-20 05:37 AM

It's 4:30. I never get up this early but i want to ride with some people at the coast and it's their rules. It's an hour drive to the start.

WhyFi 08-01-20 05:49 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21618137)
I'll just say it now, and get it over with. Slow morning. Must be Saturday.

No molten lava or murder hornets outside - almost time to ride.

LesterOfPuppets 08-01-20 05:50 AM

I'm up too early for no good reason. Still an hour 'til sunrise...

phrantic09 08-01-20 06:14 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 21617691)
Interesting. It was my mother who taught me, and in upstate NY a LOT of women drove sticks.

We can all drive one in this house. My wife learned to drive in a Peterbuilt out in the hay fields.

phrantic09 08-01-20 06:15 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21618181)
No molten lava or murder hornets outside - almost time to ride.

Im incredibly jealous. I want to ride but am giving it 2 more days.

phrantic09 08-01-20 06:33 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21617715)
my next car is going to a be a new honda civic type r and it will be stick, and she will not drive it.

I really want the Buick TourX of all things. I LOVE wagons and itís not really a Buick anyway. They discontinued it after this year. Sad!

seedsbelize 08-01-20 06:48 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21618183)
I'm up too early for no good reason. Still an hour 'til sunrise...

Same. But I'm using it as practice for the 3:30 start coming up in just under two weeks. It's one thing to be awake early in bed; a different ball of wax to be driving.

LesterOfPuppets 08-01-20 06:51 AM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize (Post 21618231)
Same. But I'm using it as practice for the 3:30 start coming up in just under two weeks. It's one thing to be awake early in bed; a different ball of wax to be driving.

No upcoming driving stints for me that I know of but just in case, I'm enjoying some endurance racing at Nurburgring


rjones28 08-01-20 07:00 AM


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

Front right trim ring missing.

Trsnrtr 08-01-20 07:01 AM

True to form, my wussy group cancelled our 8:30 ride. On my own...


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