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Old 08-30-21, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Katrina was the spike before 2006, which, at the time, was 50+ cents a gallon more than anything we'd had before.
WA was getting hammered with $1.00 seasonal spikes for 3 years 'til 2008 when the subprime crisis put a kibosh on everything.

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Old 08-31-21, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I think this was right near the highest price in Vancouver, USA in this millennium. Thanks, W!


Pretty high diesel:regular ratio there. Ouch.
wait, so your "premium" isn't and diesel costs more than petrol. That's just cray cray. And even that "high" price is significantly cheaper than our petrol was.
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Old 08-31-21, 02:55 AM
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I once owned a big, intimidating snake called Norman.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Oh something interesting happened today. Set off to do a straight no frills century. Left my house road 50 miles In one direction and then turned around. When I got back to my house I was only at 94 miles. Rode another 4 in my neighborhood but ended up just getting frustrated.

Did the world decrease in circumference today?
Yep, you caught it as it exhaled.
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Old 08-31-21, 04:36 AM
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I don’t have the slightest.
What are you going to fly when you move the AA?
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
That's all? This morning Action News was saying possibly 5".
Update now says a bit over 5 inches.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
WA was getting hammered with $1.00 seasonal spikes for 3 years 'til 2008 when the subprime crisis put a kibosh on everything.
I remember going on a long weekend tour in NJ, which has the lowest gas prices in the area, and seeing gas under $2.00/gallon.

My Subaru, which I brought home around 7/5/16, just went over 13,000 miles.
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Old 08-31-21, 06:55 AM
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Every time I read your posts and think, "something like that would be cool", I have to step back and tell myself that I'm not a Doug.
I have had eight bikes. I now have two regular riders. Much better. What the eight bikes gives you is a real time comparison, so you can determine what you like. I discovered I like race geometry in a frame that's too big for me, by normal standards.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Corvairs are cool, especially the later models with fully IRS instead of swing axles. The design is elegant and timeless.
My dad angsted over a Corvair, or a Mustang? Back in '65, or '66. For his work car. He went with the Corvair. And then along came Ralph Nader. He remained bitter til the end of his days.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I generally give it a couple of turns off of bottoming out, so I can make adjustments in both directions.
Same. I've made that other mistake far too many times.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Update now says a bit over 5 inches.
I am scheduled to take the Subaru to Chery Hill Thursday morning for a recall repair and then work in the Mount Laurel office. I think I am going to cancel both.
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Old 08-31-21, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
What are you going to fly when you move the AA?

What ever keeps me based as close to home as possible.

Its either the Bus, or 737. The 737 is pretty junior in DC, so maybe that.
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wait, so your "premium" isn't and diesel costs more than petrol. That's just cray cray. And even that "high" price is significantly cheaper than our petrol was.
Maybe you should shop around more.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
What ever keeps me based as close to home as possible.

Its either the Bus, or 737. The 737 is pretty junior in DC, so maybe that.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
What ever keeps me based as close to home as possible.

Its either the Bus, or 737. The 737 is pretty junior in DC, so maybe that.
I love riding in the Bus. I'll sometimes schedule a flight, based on that.
My first favorite, however, was the 727.
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I love riding in the Bus. I'll sometimes schedule a flight, based on that.
My first favorite, however, was the 727.

I used to be in the whole “if it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going crows!” crowd, now I don’t care.

Bus from the flight deck is much more spacious. Never hear any complaints from other pilots.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
What ever keeps me based as close to home as possible.

Its either the Bus, or 737. The 737 is pretty junior in DC, so maybe that.
What is the Bus?

I don't get out much.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
My Subaru, which I brought home around 7/5/16, just went over 13,000 miles.
wut

If your car was a rider on the Addiction Strava leaderboard, it would be near the bottom.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
What is the Bus?

I don't get out much.
Around here it's this:


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bampilot06 roaring out to an early lead in the pissing contest. Met the shower tote of shower totes at the Veloway this morning; maybe I’ll type up the whole account later at my laptop. Good ride other than that.

And it’s payday and Shimano day.
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bampilot06 roaring out to an early lead in the pissing contest. Met the shower tote of shower totes at the Veloway this morning; maybe I’ll type up the whole account later at my laptop. Good ride other than that.

And it’s payday and Shimano day.

Wait what’s happening with shimano?


And I won’t be able to ride until Sunday Morning. So I imagine my lead won’t last long.
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What is the Bus?

I don't get out much.

Airbus.
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Wait what’s happening with shimano?


And I won’t be able to ride until Sunday Morning. So I imagine my lead won’t last long.
Supposedly, the new toys are to be officially unveiled at Eurobike, noon ET. Retail availability, of course, is still to be determined, both on bikes and standalone. However, it should give us clarity at least. For example, I might be able to make real plans about my steel.
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Met the shower tote of shower totes at the Veloway this morning
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Airbus.
There's more than one.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Supposedly, the new toys are to be officially unveiled at Eurobike, noon ET. Retail availability, of course, is still to be determined, both on bikes and standalone. However, it should give us clarity at least. For example, I might be able to make real plans about my steel.

well that’s going to make my build more interesting.
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