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Old 10-12-2012, 04:51 PM   #1321 (permalink)
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You know you're an ecomodder when...

you have exploded the air hose on your bicycle pump... while pumping up your car's tires. (Man, that was loud! Went off like a firecracker.)

Fixed it: there's now a slightly shorter air hose on the pump.
Or when you find that the "lighter socket powered air compressor" you got cheap with your fuel doesn't really support the pressures you are after, even if the gauge goes to 2x your target.

But you sit for 30 mins on each front wheel waiting for it to work.

In -1 Deg C.

Winter has arrived in Caledonia.

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Old 10-12-2012, 11:48 PM   #1322 (permalink)
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You may be a hypermiler/ecomodder if:

You & your wife play the "waiting game" each time you get in the car in the summer... her waiting for you to start the engine & the A/C before closing the door, but you waiting for her to shut the door & fasten her seatbelt because you want to be moving within 2 seconds of starting the engine.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:29 AM   #1323 (permalink)
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you have exploded the air hose on your bicycle pump... while pumping up your car's tires. (Man, that was loud! Went off like a firecracker.)
I was trying to use my sisters neglected trailer, pumped up one of the shoddy tyres to less than 1 bar with a bicycle pump, and the tyre started cracking, ripped open horizontally (stood too long in the same position), exposing the bulging inner tube.

Time to move aside .... BANG !

It's pretty amazing what a bang a couple liters of air at less than 1 bar overpressure can do ...


YKYAEM when you care about the pressure in someone else's tyres
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:13 AM   #1324 (permalink)
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...when you're out and about and you notice obviously low tires on other vehicles... on the road, at the gas station, in parking lots...
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:50 PM   #1325 (permalink)
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When you're EOC-ing to a red light, mad at yourself because you waited too long/are going too fast, and will have to brake, but the impatiant genius in the jacked-up pickup behind you "stands on it" to get around you, then immediately slams on his/her brakes for the light, and you think to yourself, "Well buddy, I guess YOU have no problem with the price of gas."
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:55 PM   #1326 (permalink)
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Also, when the impatient genius behind you who pulls that same move is driving a Prius with a "save the planet" bumper sticker, and you go, "yeah, right".....
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:14 PM   #1327 (permalink)
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when you drive a rental for a week and get back in your modded car and just drop right back into hypermiling it.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:25 PM   #1328 (permalink)
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when you drive a rental for a week and get back in your modded car and just drop right back into hypermiling it.
you don't hypermile in other cars? I can't stop hypermiling it is normal driving to me now
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I did hypermile the rental, but its and auto trans, so not a great candidate for great MPG.
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Don┤t know if anyone written this before me:

You know you're an ecomodder if...
...you constantly compare city driving with space travel, how gravity between planets is similar to going uphill/downhill or how perfectly you have to match engine power, weight and fuel capacity to every planned travel. NASA are probably the best eco-drivers!

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