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Old Feb 7th 2014, 7:50 am
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I was wrong. Apparently California is an exception to the general rule of prohibition in most states.
He's still not getting one!
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Old Feb 7th 2014, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by Nutek
Scary part around here is the condition of the roads. Some are really bad, especially this time of year after the snow plows have been tearing them up.

Then, once winter lets go, you have 3 months of waiting for the traffic to sweep all the corners clean of the loose sand that was dropped when the roads were icy.
And all that rubbish gets brushed into the car pool lane, meaning it's probably safer to fend for yourself against the other cars than the debris on the empty car pool lane
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Sorry to disappoint you but expect more and more cars to have them in the future and less and less manual options due to better fuel economy.
True, but they're still shit.

It's either a manual or a automatic and there's nothing wrong with automatics...but they are a bit boring and silly in a sports performance type of car where it's more about fun than economy, other wise you wouldn't have a V8 :/
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It's either a manual or a automatic and there's nothing wrong with automatics...
Apart from the fact that, to use your words, they're shit!!!!!!
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...., and I quote from the linked Wikipedia article, "riding like an ass".


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...., and I quote from the linked Wikipedia article, "riding like an ass".
Here's an example:


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Old Feb 7th 2014, 9:29 am
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Diesel pick up style scooter...
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Apart from the fact that, to use your words, they're shit!!!!!!
They're nice in the stop start traffic around here though. Especially when most of the drive isn't much fun to begin with and is only a chore.
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They're nice in the stop start traffic around here though. Especially when most of the drive isn't much fun to begin with and is only a chore.
I've heard many people describe shifting in stop start traffic to be a chore, but I have never found it to be so. I find shifting between first, second, and stopping to be no problem at all, in fact I find it to be, .... er, .... entirely automatic!
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I've heard many people describe shifting in stop start traffic to be a chore, but I have never found it to be so. I find shifting between first, second, and stopping to be no problem at all, in fact I find it to be, .... er, .... entirely automatic!
It's not that big a deal, I used to do it on my drive into Belfast for work every day back home.
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I can see how an automatic is preferential in stop start traffic actually, but that advantage is far outweighed by the fact that driving an automatic is a soulless non engaging down right boring way of operating a car! (IMO of course )
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Fact is, just like there are morons who drive cars, there are total imbeciles who ride motorcycles! I'll bet most of them are riding crotch rockets, too.

I have a cruiser, but I don't live in a big city and I just ride mostly for pleasure in good, warmish weather. Even if I commute during the summer, there's not a lot of traffic to contend with.

I would never cut up the inside of stationary cars or race between them to gain an 'advantage'.

Please don't tar all of us with the same brush.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I've heard many people describe shifting in stop start traffic to be a chore, but I have never found it to be so. I find shifting between first, second, and stopping to be no problem at all, in fact I find it to be, .... er, .... entirely automatic!
Same here. And I used to own a Type I Volkswagen in San Francisco! [Bill Cosby had a thing or two to say about that!]
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I've heard many people describe shifting in stop start traffic to be a chore, but I have never found it to be so. I find shifting between first, second, and stopping to be no problem at all, in fact I find it to be, .... er, .... entirely automatic!
Yeah, it's great, except when less than a 10 mile stretch takes an hour :/
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I would never cut up the inside of stationary cars or race between them to gain an 'advantage'.
See....I don't see the point in having a motorbike for commuting if you can't weave traffic.

What's the point in being forced to stand in 100F temps stuck in traffic when you could weave through the gap?

Then again, people don't mind riding without a helmet, leathers or any other protection and think shorts and flip flops will do a lot for any potential road rash around where I am.
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