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Old 02-18-2008, 01:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey y'all

I've been alternating from riding a bike all the time to driving. I used to be a bike courier/delivery guy. Unfortunately, now I have to (reverse) commute about 12-15mi one way.

I drive a 98 Civic LX. Just got it, and it has 39k miles :O Before that I had a 92 Accord EX. Great car, smooth, comfy, sunroof, ABS. Still around, its my gf's now, 165k and running fine. I also have a 92 Isuzu pickup that flooded a little from Katrina, but I got it running again. It's strictly a hauler, unless I need to drive though a flood, it's got 30" tires

I'm a mechanical / materials engineer, so I'll be posting lots of nerdy stuff. I'm planning on getting a Scangauge and using my 1337 Excel skills to collect and analyze lots of data. Right now I'm just trying to get a baseline fro the car.

I'm rebuilding a house (have been for 9 months) so that's taking all of my time, energy, and money

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Old 02-18-2008, 01:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site! You definitely sound like our type, already,

Hoping to see some good data and possibly some interesting tests?
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The Civic's a great little car... I love mine to death.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm a mechanical / materials engineer, so I'll be posting lots of nerdy stuff. I'm planning on getting a Scangauge and using my 1337 Excel skills to collect and analyze lots of data.
The SG is an investment you won't regret.

And that sound you hear? It's fellow nerds gleefully rubbing their hands together in anticipation of impending quality data.

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I'm rebuilding a house (have been for 9 months) so that's taking all of my time, energy, and money
I read somewhere recently that something like 1 in 4 Americans' families was affected by Katrina. Even my small Ontario city received a "refugee" family in the aftermath.

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Old 02-18-2008, 11:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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And that sound you hear? It's fellow nerds gleefully rubbing their hands together in anticipation of impending quality data.

Wait a minute! You all could hear that?
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the warm welcomes!

As promised, some dorkiness. A quick & drrty fuel cost vs MPG chart. Shows just how bad that 15/20 MPG can get.



What floors me is people I work with who spend $300/month commuting. All of that time and money wasted...
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Wait a minute! You all could hear that?
The pseduo-evil laugh on my end probably gave it away... "Moo-hoo-ha-HA-HAaaa".

BTW, Welcome -- great chart!

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Old 02-19-2008, 11:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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And that sound you hear? It's fellow nerds gleefully rubbing their hands together in anticipation of impending quality data.
especially those last 3 words

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Wait a minute! You all could hear that?
You have a gift!

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