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Old 09-12-2013, 08:26 AM   #681 (permalink)
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Last night on the way home I had the cruise set higher than usual because a major backup had me running late. On a long straight with a slight downhill I slowly caught up to a van and watched the instant mpg creep up to 24.2. Then I had to move left to pass him and it was down to 20.3 before I was even next to him.

I hate this rig.

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Old 09-27-2013, 01:55 AM   #682 (permalink)
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A friend of mine just got their first car and they find highways scary to drive on, yet they have just bought themselves a cellphone holder so they can see their phone (despite knowing that with their limited license all phone use is illegal, including for things like GPS) and were telling me about they almost got pulled over for speeding.

I just don't get the attitudes that people get over driving, as if they need to do a million other things at the same time or they aren't a real driver or something.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:48 PM   #683 (permalink)
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Which means a week* of needless queues to ensure that someone can have a porn pipe which is slightly faster than it was before.

*(Yes I know it says a day but this is how these things go - one day to dig up the road, 2 days of nothing, 2 hours of some work being done, 2 days of nothing, 1 full day to fill in the hole. And then in about a month they come back to do it all again because it didn't work the first time...)
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:49 PM   #684 (permalink)
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:27 PM   #685 (permalink)
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This week's annoyance:
I've been commuting by bike to work, 40km per day, every day (this is actually a smile).
I got hit by a car a few weeks ago, no real injuries thankfully, but the front wheel turned into a figure 8. I waited a week for the new wheel to arrive, then another for free time to replace it. Then it turned out that the fork is also bent, so another 1.5 week of waiting for a new fork, then for free time. Now I have problems with installing it, but it'll be another week before I'll have time to go to a bike service shop (they are open very short hours now that the weather is bad).

During this wait I thankfully had a second bike I could ride, but broke a spoke a week ago. No time to repair it since I use the bike daily, and on friday another two spokes went, I almost had to walk the bike home for the last 5km.

Did I mention that all of the bike shops in my area are closed this weekend? Well, they are. This means that I'll have to take public transport this week (driving is out of the question ), so much less flexiblility, and more time wasted (1.5h each way, by bike it takes. 45-50min). The worst part is that I'm so used to biking that on the 2-3 times I took public trans I did not feel as good, had less energy, needed more coffee Hopefully it'll only be a week...
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:24 AM   #686 (permalink)
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:42 AM   #687 (permalink)
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Remember hearing one parent say they had run out of thing to take away from their child. They resorted to removing the door from the child room. Interestingly they found that to be highly effective.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:44 AM   #688 (permalink)
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During this wait I thankfully had a second bike I could ride, but broke a spoke a week ago. No time to repair it since I use the bike daily, and on friday another two spokes went, I almost had to walk the bike home for the last 5km.
It's probably quicker to get another back-up bike.
They start @ 10 euro, even here in Belgium, on second hand sites .
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #689 (permalink)
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My coolant temperature hitting 150F (with a 180F thermostat) when I arrive to my destination.

AFTER a pretty aggressive 90% grill block.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:58 PM   #690 (permalink)
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