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Old 06-13-2008, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I drive a 2004 Toyota Matrix. I am a nature (bird) photographer and take photographs about twice a week at the Bitter Lake NWR near Roswell NM.

The tour loop is 8 miles around and the speed limit is 20mph. But I idle around the loop at about 5-10mph looking for birds to photograph. When I see one I stop and either take the picture out the window or get out of my car to position myself better. I let the car idle while I am out snapping the picture.

I imagine I am using more gasoline than I should and would welcome any suggestions.

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Old 06-13-2008, 03:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Buy a bike and throw it in the back.

Drive to lake, shut car off, get on bike, take pictures.
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Thats a great idea Jon. With the back seats down its no problem to get a bike in the back of the Matrix.
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Definitely try out the bike.

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Old 06-13-2008, 05:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Buy a bike and throw it in the back.

Drive to lake, shut car off, get on bike, take pictures.
That is not an option. I am 74 years old and have knee problems that preclude me from riding a bicycle, especially on dirt/gravel roads.

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Old 06-13-2008, 05:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hmmm, maybe you could look into getting a Segway.



Pretty sure they work on dirt, too.

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