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Old 07-10-21, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by gnome View Post
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.
I had a 1956 VW Beetle. A friend wrecked it. There were a lot of old cars I wish I could still have but I don't get too emotionally involved. It's even less emotional with bikes, I don't get attached to them at all and I don't wish I still had any of my old bikes.
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Old 07-10-21, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
what does that feel like?
Nihilism
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Old 07-10-21, 08:53 AM
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But just think of that nice, new squishy feel your toes will enjoy. Almost like walking on sunshine.
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Old 07-10-21, 09:04 AM
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My first car was a college graduation present, a '73 Olds Cutlass Supreme, 350 Rocket V8. That baby could boogie.


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Old 07-10-21, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I had a 1956 VW Beetle. A friend wrecked it. There were a lot of old cars I wish I could still have but I don't get too emotionally involved. It's even less emotional with bikes, I don't get attached to them at all and I don't wish I still had any of my old bikes.
I had a Super Beetle between the TR and the Acura.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
I would guess there are people at the ranger's station. I would guess it has air conditioners and could be a life saver in those temperatures. Hopefully there are cars there to get out. I don't think one could walk to another place. What if the power went out?
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Old 07-10-21, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
My first car was a college graduation present, a '73 Olds Cutlass Supreme, 350 Rocket V8. That baby could boogie.


Probably my favorite year. I loved the way the taillights were inset to the body, and how the rear bumper fit the body lines.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I had a Super Beetle between the TR and the Acura.

I had one, but it was a darker blue. I had more fun in that car than any others. I put "Prowler eliminator" tires on the stock wheels. Those tires were very square giving maybe twice as much tread on the ground and had stiff sidewalls. It handled like a Porsche.
I spent a lot of time going sideways, especially in the snow. Could almost drive the whole time sideways in the snow. Especially on a crowned road.
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Old 07-10-21, 10:31 AM
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Note to Velo Vol
the 2 eastern Tennessee metro areas are free of rain right now.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
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the 2 eastern Tennessee metro areas are free of rain right now.
Looks like Bristol is in the clear too!

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Old 07-10-21, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
I had one, but it was a darker blue. I had more fun in that car than any others. I put "Prowler eliminator" tires on the stock wheels. Those tires were very square giving maybe twice as much tread on the ground and had stiff sidewalls. It handled like a Porsche.
I spent a lot of time going sideways, especially in the snow. Could almost drive the whole time sideways in the snow. Especially on a crowned road.
Probably because it was almost a Porsche.
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Old 07-10-21, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I'm deeply considering selling the R3, getting Rival etap and road wheels on the revolt and having a single bike. Someone talk me out of it.
I like my gravel bike, but there's no way I'd get rid of my R2 for it. A Cayenne still ain't a 911. The R2 is lively and nimble and playful around handling courses while the gravel is a stable Cadillac for soaking up miles of terrible roads.

That said, I wish it were a Caledonia now, but still.
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Old 07-10-21, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
I had a 1956 VW Beetle. A friend wrecked it. There were a lot of old cars I wish I could still have but I don't get too emotionally involved. It's even less emotional with bikes, I don't get attached to them at all and I don't wish I still had any of my old bikes.
I, OTOH, still have all my old bikes.
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Old 07-10-21, 11:26 AM
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DougRNS in North Georgia baseball news, Jon Ossoff threw out the first pitch at the Gwinnett Stripers game yesterday!!!



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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
I would guess there are people at the ranger's station. I would guess it has air conditioners and could be a life saver in those temperatures. Hopefully there are cars there to get out. I don't think one could walk to another place. What if the power went out?
I've never been there, but I don't think there's much to walk to.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
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the 2 eastern Tennessee metro areas are free of rain right now.
Thanks. I always check here if I want to find out whether or not it's raining.
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It's lookin' like a tough podium this week.
Yep, looking like it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Thanks. I always check here if I want to find out whether or not it's raining.
I generally look out of a window.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Thanks. I always check here if I want to find out whether or not it's raining.
it's just one of the many benefits of knowing me. Just think of all the quality music content I've directed your way. Plus I keep you updated on all things KSU. (Mighty Owls)
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I generally look out of a window.
You'll appreciate this classic.
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Went on an 8 mile hike on a trail along the Delaware canal. Lots of serious and not-so-serious cyclists were seen. I even saw a few e-bike fat bikes.
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it's just one of the many benefits of knowing me. Just think of all the quality music content I've directed your way. Plus I keep you updated on all things KSU. (Mighty Owls)
I, for one, appreciate your efforts in keeping us apprised of the weather in Tennessee.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I generally look out of a window.
Same here.

Sometimes I keep a light in the window...

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Went on an 8 mile hike on a trail along the Delaware canal. Lots of serious and not-so-serious cyclists were seen. I even saw a few e-bike fat bikes.
How about container ships?
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It's raining.
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