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Old 05-02-23, 08:54 AM
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I promise to call you Dr. Mojo if you call me King Denny.
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Originally Posted by datlas
The Saturn does not need vanity plates. The car itself is vanity enough for me.
I'm sure it announces its arrival.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I'm sure it announces its arrival.
Not so much since I got the hole in the exhaust repaired, but yes it does.
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Originally Posted by datlas
The Saturn does not need vanity plates. The car itself is vanity enough for me.
I worked near a large medical center in the 70s. We serviced vehicles for a lot of medical people. One cardiologist who was a regular customer purchased a beater Honda Civic to tow behind his motorhome. It started losing power and would barely pull it's own weight. It was at our shop for a long time and one of the guys would work on it when he had time.
One day the doctor stopped in to see if we got anywhere with it. He said something like "I don't really care if I can drive it, it's more the prestige of owning it that's important to me." We all cracked up.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
That guy was pretty incredible, but you know white guys can't jump.
He was doing things nobody else was doing at the time.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
My 997.2 had 305mm rears that looked a lot like that. Thing were massive.

Love me some fat rubbers.
I will often follow Porches on the highway for long periods just for the view of the monster tires
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
That guy was pretty incredible, but you know white guys can't jump.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
That guy was pretty incredible, but you know white guys can't jump.

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Originally Posted by t2p
I will often follow Porches on the highway for long periods just for the view of the monster tires
Even my Taycan had 305s in the rear. There is just something about the rear end of a Porsche car that has a hold of my heart.

Our Macan has pretty big tires as well - 295/35/21 and 265/40/21.
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Originally Posted by t2p
Prolly should have just said that this old white guy can't jump.
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Originally Posted by t2p
I will often follow Porches on the highway for long periods just for the view of the monster tires
When the supercharged Vettes came out they had rear tires over 13 inches wide. Customers were advised no drive through car washes because the tires wouldn't fit in the guides.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Prolly should have just said that this old white guy can't jump.
I could never jump. Also, I could never shoot or dribble. I could get rebounds and play defense.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Deal.
So, Doctor, I've always wanted to ask if your name is Jim Morrison. Just nod yes or no.
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Originally Posted by big john
I could never jump. Also, I could never shoot or dribble. I could get rebounds and play defense.
I was pretty lousy at everything to do with basketball. As a kid, I played ice hockey. I was a solidly mediocre goalie, with moments of brilliance, and moments of utter disaster.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Not so much since I got the hole in the exhaust repaired, but yes it does.
A friend took his wife's car to the muffler shop last week for new exhaust because it got suddenly loud and he figured that a hole had opened up in the system.

Muffler shop called and the guy said that someone must have been cutting his catalytic converter off and got interrupted and had only cut halfway through on one end. Crap.
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Originally Posted by big john
When the supercharged Vettes came out they had rear tires over 13 inches wide. Customers were advised no drive through car washes because the tires wouldn't fit in the guides.
I had a similar problem with my MG Midget... too narrow track.
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I see that Albany Area NY was warmer than average last month.

Meanwhile, we were colder than average.
I was very disappointed in this winter. It whimped out. I may have to consider moving to Tennessee next.
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Originally Posted by big john
I could never jump. Also, I could never shoot or dribble. I could get rebounds and play defense.

I played center on our office 5'7" and under BB team.
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So, I'm wandering around Costco and I see they have Beats noise cancelling headphones and I thought theyd be handy mowing the lawn and such. So. I turn them on and open my iPad and a notice pops up. Your Apple Beats have been connected. Probably took a millisecond. I forgot about Beats being owned by Apple and that integration would be immediate.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
So, I'm wandering around Costco and I see they have Beats noise cancelling headphones and I thought theyd be handy mowing the lawn and such. So. I turn them on and open my iPad and a notice pops up. Your Apple Beats have been connected. Probably took a millisecond. I forgot about Beats being owned by Apple and that integration would be immediate.
So there are benefits to being part of the Borg.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I don’t know, but people in the District say Maryland drivers are the worst. Those numbers include drivers from everywhere.
Jersey drivers are the worst. Even when in NY they think they're still on the Garden State Speedway.
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I don’t know, but people in the District say Maryland drivers are the worst. Those numbers include drivers from everywhere.
I see what seems to be an inordinately high number of MD plates in Philly. I agree. You know there is a problem when the state’s driving slogan is “Drive Gently.”
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I was pretty lousy at everything to do with basketball. As a kid, I played ice hockey. I was a solidly mediocre goalie, with moments of brilliance, and moments of utter disaster.
I was pretty awful at every ball sport I tried -- and just a middling runner.

I was in my 40s when I picked up cycling to finally discover something I was not horrible at.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
I was pretty awful at every ball sport I tried -- and just a middling runner.

I was in my 40s when I picked up cycling to finally discover something I was not horrible at.
I've always had a troubled relationship with running, even when I worked at it. As a So Cal kid, I played odd-ball sports. Club ice hockey, and HS badminton (which I was pretty decent at). I started riding MTBs regularly in my early-20s (1990), found my way to road racing in '98, and figured out how to be decent at it (for a Cat 3 sprint-monkey) in '02. The pinnacle of my athleticism was '02-04. I hung it up at 35.
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