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Old Feb 7th 2014, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Bob
Yeah, it's great, except when less than a 10 mile stretch takes an hour :/
Er, no, under any, every, and all circumstances. ..... See my post that you quoted.
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Old Feb 7th 2014, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Er, no, under any, every, and all circumstances. ..... See my post that you quoted.
Shifting gears, going no where. That's easy. It's just not fun when it's going between a couple miles a hour, on a straight slope.
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Old Feb 8th 2014, 3:13 am
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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.
If I commute on the bike, I only have two or three sets of lights to go through and NEVER more than one cycle of them to get through. I don't encounter stationary traffic unless it's at a red, so it's not a problem.

I agree that sitting on the 405 in LA for hours would be extremely tiresome, so I's rather do that in a car with the A/C and tunes blaring!
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I agree that sitting on the 405 in LA for hours would be extremely tiresome, so I's rather do that in a car with the A/C and tunes blaring!
The I-405 in West LA is to be avoided at all costs. In the San Fernando Valley north of the 101 is a different matter -- use it all the time.
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Roudabouts v 4-way stop on Mythbusters.
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Roudabouts v 4-way stop on Mythbusters.
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Fab - thank you! Not going to get into that latter argument!!
Love my red GT Convertible Mustang - only got it this week so like a kid in a candy store at the moment.
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Love my red GT Convertible Mustang - only got it this week so like a kid in a candy store at the moment.
Color me jealous.
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Love my red GT Convertible Mustang - only got it this week so like a kid in a candy store at the moment.

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Roundabouts v 4-way stop on .....
Originally Posted by Mr Weeze
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Same for me. There is another proper link in this thread somewhere.
And the surprise is .....
Spoiler:
there's no surprise!



And no whingeing by owners of iGadgets, thank you very much!

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Old Feb 9th 2014, 3:37 pm
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Ooops. Mea culpa.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvoFjirrgYA
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Been rereading some of the classic Bond books recently. This passage from "Live and let die"

The sight of Leiter's car put these thoughts out of his mind.

Bond liked fast cars and he liked driving them. Most American cars bored him. They lacked personality and the patina of individual craftsmanship that European cars have. They were just Vehicles', similar in shape and in colour, and even in the tone of their horns. Designed to serve for a year and then be turned in in part exchange for the next year's model. All the fun of driving had been taken out of them with the abolition of a gear-change, with hydraulic-assisted steering and spongy suspension. All effort had been smoothed away and all of that close contact with the machine and the road that extracts skill and nerve from the European driver. To Bond, American cars were just beetle-shaped Dodgems in which you motored along with one hand on the wheel, the ladio full on, and the power-operated windows closed to keep out the draughts.

But Leiter had got hold of an old Cord, one of the few American cars with a personality, and it cheered Bond to climb into the low-hung saloon, to hear the solid bite of the gears and the masculine tone of the wide exhaust. Fifteen years old, he reflected, yet still one of the most modern-looking cars in the world.
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Originally Posted by Sugarmooma
I know that this is probably a complete different class of car but what do you guys think of MazdaMX5?

The Harley may be going at the end of the year and I want a little fairly inexpencive convertible. Well if I can convince the man..
i bet you can be able to convince him depending on the mood you met him and how urgent he wants to sell, its a nice car to me though....
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