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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 07-09-21, 07:19 PM
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My 71 914 converted to a 6 cylinder. A fast go kart in the corners and always gets lots of thumbs up.



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You can't fully appreciate '80s cars unless you consider the rusting, 12-mpg benchmobiles that preceded them.
This sweet Pontiac is up on BAT, only $10k with 2 days left!!!

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i miss seeing geo on the road. That geo metro was a beautiful machine. Also, if you every got stuck under one, a strong woman could pick it up.
The 1 liter 3 cylinder was a hoot. When you bought a short block the parts counter would hand you a box that weighed 45 pounds. It had 1 injector.
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Old 07-09-21, 07:40 PM
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I had a Prizm for a while, very nice. Corolla clone.

The Metro was a rebadged Suzuki, IIRC.
The Prizm and the Corolla both came from United Motors in Fremont, California, at least for several years. The Metro was a Suzuki product, as was the Tracker.
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Old 07-09-21, 08:15 PM
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Billy, someone posted this pic on the internet. That is one scary bird.




Osprey. They actually dive into the water to snatch a fish whereas an eagle only snatches fish on the surface, barely gets his legs wet.
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
My 71 914 converted to a 6 cylinder. A fast go kart in the corners and always gets lots of thumbs up.



Including one from this guy. 👍
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Old 07-09-21, 08:58 PM
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My 70s era car that I actually drove in the 70s and 80s. IIRC, fuel consumption in the 20+ mpg range. No rust.

Always wanted a TR6. Still do, and then convince myself it's not a good idea
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My first car, bought new when I was in grad school, was a 1981 Civic 1500DX. The discs warped, the engine pinged, the exhaust system rotted off, and then LSS, who had only suffered for a year or so in that legal capacity, turtled it on Storrow Dr. in Boston. We crawled out and and bought a 1986 Golf GTI the same day.
My first was a Celica that I bought new after graduating from high school. By the time I finished grad school it was in the same type of shape with a big rust problem. I tried to trade it in, but was told I'd have to pay the disposal fee.
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Old 07-09-21, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Always wanted a TR6. Still do, and then convince myself it's not a good idea
I try not to repeat, but I would make an exception for a TR.
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My first car was supposed to be a Spitfire. Had the order in for a few months. Then the strike came, and you couldn’t get one. Needed a car, so switched to aCelica. That was in 1975.
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You people are old.
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You people are old.
getting some new carpeting. It's going to be expensive. Like 1.5 times DI2 expensive.
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You people are old.
I know, right?
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You people are old.
Nothing you can do about it either. Buy the right ‘old’ car and you might have an appreciating asset. I have made money on my last three classic car sales. Being old and experienced, can pay.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
getting some new carpeting. It's going to be expensive. Like 1.5 times DI2 expensive.
Head up I-75N to nearby Dalton for a deal.
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Head up I-75N to nearby Dalton for a deal.
or about 1.0 times a Lynskey Ti bike from nearby Chattanooga.
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Old 07-10-21, 01:19 AM
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My first car was a 1956 VW Beetle. The one with the oval rear window. I should have kept that car. Restored it would be a nice car and almost worth the cost of restoration. My second car was Triumph Herald. Then I had a succession of old English cars, mainly Vauxhalls before buying my first Citroen.
If I had kept the bug, or the Citroen DSuper and done them up It would have cost the same as the multitude of old cars I've owned and I've have a nice appreciating asset.
But most the old cars were fun. At least until cost of repairs got too much. Then I'd buy another older car. rinse, repeat. I'm a slow learner.
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Feels like the days are getting shorter.
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Feels like the days are getting shorter.

what does that feel like?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Feels like the days are getting shorter.
I think they are all 24 hours.
#science
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No riding this weekend, heading to NJ for family visit. I am confident I will be kicked off the podium later today.
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getting some new carpeting. It's going to be expensive. Like 1.5 times DI2 expensive.
But just think of that nice, new squishy feel your toes will enjoy. Almost like walking on sunshine.
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what does that feel like?
Darkness.
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Short ride this morning, I've got a couple other things going on, but felt good in a little TT effort; this was actually the first time that I've bumped my FTP estimate on intervals.icu with a 10 min effort, rather than the more common (for me) 3 or 4 min effort (I think that this is more a reflection of riding conditions, than anything else; hard to get in a non-stop 10 min effort with stop signs and traffic lights every half mile).

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No riding this weekend, heading to NJ for family visit. I am confident I will be kicked off the podium later today.
It's lookin' like a tough podium this week.
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