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Bah Humbug 08-18-22 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22615028)
The car we just bought for my daughter is an '07 GTI. It's s ton of fun to drive, and I'm a bit envious that she gets to drive it more than I do. Like me, my daughter gets joy from driving a car at a rapid pace on twisty roads. Her skill set is improving quite quickly, and the GTI is wonderfully compliant in going exactly where you point it. She's figuring out that real-world forces are a lot different than what she experiences while playing the F1 video game - LOL.

The MKV style? That was the first car I bought myself! Very nice but had "issues".

Bah Humbug 08-18-22 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22615115)
La Vuelta starts tomorrow. I was hoping my GCN+ would allow me to watch it, but not in USA. I either need a VPN or will have to cough up some $$$ for a Peacock Premium subscription. :notamused:

At $5 a month, I think it can be found on even Saturn budgets.

Trsnrtr 08-18-22 06:01 PM

My LBS has a ladies ride on Thursday mornings and some of the women have been asking my wife to attend but it conflicts with our regular T-Th group. For some reason, she decided to go today and asked me to ride over to the ride (9 mi.) and then I would do my own ride while she rode with the ladies and then meet up afterwards to ride home.

We ride over (had a flat but no biggie) and the shop owner grabs me and asks me to the lead the ride because he had pressing shop business to attend to. I mean, there are worse things to do than lead fit women on a 20 mile ride. :)

bampilot06 08-18-22 06:01 PM

GP5000 just arrived. 53.00 dollars each on amazon.

Kind of bummed that excel wonít give me a tracking number, they allow me to track it on their website but the information is very limited. It left denver and arrived in denver yesterday. No action today.

Bah Humbug 08-18-22 06:02 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22615200)
$5 per month? We get it ďfreeĒ with Comcast but I have to pay if I use a streaming device which I weird.

They want you using their box, I assume.

Much as I love the TV, these apps are pissing me off and I'm borderline to turning the desktop back on in the evenings because they're all unusable messes.

bampilot06 08-18-22 06:03 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22615214)
My LBS has a ladies ride on Thursday mornings and some of the women have been asking my wife to attend but it conflicts with our regular T-Th group. For some reason, she decided to go today and asked me to ride over to the ride (9 mi.) and then I would do my own ride while she rode with the ladies and then meet up afterwards to ride home.

We ride over (had a flat but no biggie) and the shop owner grabs me and asks me to the lead the ride because he had pressing shop business to attend to. I mean, there are worse things to do than lead fit women on a 20 mile ride. :)

When duty calls. of course the women in my area would just drop me.

cat0020 08-18-22 06:09 PM

https://i.imgur.com/qlPOQYi.jpg

Trsnrtr 08-18-22 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22615217)
GP5000 just arrived. 53.00 dollars each on amazon.

Kind of bummed that excel wonít give me a tracking number, they allow me to track it on their website but the information is very limited. It left denver and arrived in denver yesterday. No action today.

I just ordered a pair for my wifeís bike from the Bike Closet for $108 including shipping and Illinois sales tax. Base price was $89.98 for a pair.

Trsnrtr 08-18-22 06:11 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22615220)
When duty calls. of course the women in my area would just drop me.

They did. :rolleyes:

Or at least a few of them did.

rjones28 08-18-22 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22615054)
What a dad! Iím sure itís a lot more refined than the Ď86

The shifting feel on my MK 7 seems about the same as the shifting feel I remember on the MK 2 we had BITD.

Mojo31 08-18-22 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22615212)
At $5 a month, I think it can be found on even Saturn budgets.

Especially for only one month.

rjones28 08-18-22 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22615117)
I brought my first car in high school. A 56 Beetle. I should have kept that car. It would be worth something these days. but it had rusty A-pillars and I was a very broke student. My parents brought my second car for me: they felt bad about the VW. It was a Triumph Herald. that started the rot: I continued to buy old english or french cars and spend a small fortune keeping them on the road. I often had to bike through winter at university as I was saving money to repair the current old car.

Mrs. rjones28 drove a Triumph Vitesse (Herald variant) Mk II for a while, in the 1990s. It perished in a fire at a mechanic's shop.

Not her actual car.
https://bridgeclassiccars.co.uk/wp-c...itesse3950.jpg

bampilot06 08-18-22 06:33 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22615229)
I just ordered a pair for my wifeís bike from the Bike Closet for $108 including shipping and Illinois sales tax. Base price was $89.98 for a pair.


I saw that, but with amazon when I ordered it said they would arrive yesterday. So it would have been less than 24 hours order to delivery. Of course for what ever reason it was delivered a day later. I am not known for my patience.


I actually hate ordering anything online. I usually will pay the high price in a store to get it then instead of waiting. I know Iíve wasted a lot of money that way, but I enjoy going to stores. I draw the line when my LbS is going to charge me 170.00 dollars on two tires when I can get them online for less than 110.00.

If they would have done 120.00 I would have bought them, but they wouldnít budge.

I do the red eye from PHX Sunday, so should be at my house Monday morning. I hope the pedals are there so I can give the ritchey a make over.

Mojo31 08-18-22 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22615214)
My LBS has a ladies ride on Thursday mornings and some of the women have been asking my wife to attend but it conflicts with our regular T-Th group. For some reason, she decided to go today and asked me to ride over to the ride (9 mi.) and then I would do my own ride while she rode with the ladies and then meet up afterwards to ride home.

We ride over (had a flat but no biggie) and the shop owner grabs me and asks me to the lead the ride because he had pressing shop business to attend to. I mean, there are worse things to do than lead fit women on a 20 mile ride. :)

The view is better if following and not leading.

Just sayin.

Mojo31 08-18-22 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22615247)
Mrs. rjones28 drove a Triumph Vitesse (Herald variant) Mk II for a while, in the 1990s. I perished in a fire at a mechanic's shop.

Not her actual car.
https://bridgeclassiccars.co.uk/wp-c...itesse3950.jpg


I hope that’s a typo.

rjones28 08-18-22 06:39 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22615146)
In that era. my best friend had a Scirocco. I always thought a GTI-version of that would have been spectacular. Apparently, they existed, but not in the US.

I kind of want a Mk I Scirocco.

Bah Humbug 08-18-22 06:41 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22615247)
I perished in a fire at a mechanic's shop.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...85d6c9b6f1.png

rjones28 08-18-22 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22615255)
I hope thatís a typo.

Nope. Burned to the ground. Miraculously, the more exotic cars in the shop got pushed out in the nick of time.

Along with the mechanic's tool box.

Bah Humbug 08-18-22 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22615263)
Nope.

Anything we can do to help you along? You seem to be having trouble moving on.

Reread your post carefully...

rjones28 08-18-22 07:10 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22615214)
My LBS has a ladies ride on Thursday mornings and some of the women have been asking my wife to attend but it conflicts with our regular T-Th group. For some reason, she decided to go today and asked me to ride over to the ride (9 mi.) and then I would do my own ride while she rode with the ladies and then meet up afterwards to ride home.

We ride over (had a flat but no biggie) and the shop owner grabs me and asks me to the lead the ride because he had pressing shop business to attend to. I mean, there are worse things to do than lead fit women on a 20 mile ride. :)

:thumb:

rjones28 08-18-22 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by cat0020 (Post 22615228)

Is there a monthly subscription for the spark plugs?

rjones28 08-18-22 07:15 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22615268)
Anything we can do to help you along? You seem to be having trouble moving on.

Reread your post carefully...

Oops. :o

big john 08-18-22 07:17 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22615117)
I brought my first car in high school. A 56 Beetle. I should have kept that car. It would be worth something these days. but it had rusty A-pillars .

I had a 56 Beetle. A friend borrowed it and got drunk and crashed it. I don't know how much a 56 would be worth but VW Beetles are very hot right now.

rjones28 08-18-22 07:18 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22615291)
Oops. :o

I mean, I was sad. But, the insurance settlement paid for a semester of college.

rjones28 08-18-22 07:20 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22615294)
I had a 56 Beetle. A friend borrowed it and got drunk and crashed it. I don't know how much a 56 would be worth but VW Beetles are very hot right now.

Speaking of hot, my 72 Beetle had an engine fire. It wasn't fatal (to me or the car), but I got rid of it.


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