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Old 06-06-2009, 02:36 AM   #221 (permalink)
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:51 PM   #222 (permalink)
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...when you cringe at the thought of driving your 60+ mpg Prius on the highway to take your girl out to dinner 10 miles away because your Prius gets better city mileage than highway mileage...and you are currently on an all-time high mpg tank with just 100 miles to go before filling up. So...you try to talk your girl into driving her 20 mpg vehicle instead!
Just thought I'd follow up on this one I posted yesterday...

We took her car! Whew...saved my mpg and still have a shot at my best tank ever!

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Old 06-06-2009, 02:17 PM   #223 (permalink)
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you are the single one to accelerate in front of speed cameras because you don't want to know if they flash when you are too slow.

you build your boat tail and your front grill block so speed cameras can't see your plates. You are particularly proud of your dynamic front grill block that is connected to a GPS receiver so it changes its position into a secret one that hides the front plate and shows the plate of your boss or your mother in law (joking of course ).

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Old 06-06-2009, 08:57 PM   #224 (permalink)
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:24 AM   #225 (permalink)
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I stopped at an intersection today, just as the light turned from yellow to red. And I think:
"Hmm, this light is always a long wait, I'll turn off the engine."
Then I remembered I was on my bike.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:56 AM   #226 (permalink)
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... when parking at a large outdoor carshow, you walk by a mid-90's buick station wagon that's lowered and has moondisks and you automatically think they're aeromods, rather than hotrod-mods.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:25 PM   #227 (permalink)
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:09 PM   #228 (permalink)
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:46 PM   #229 (permalink)
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Jacob, now I understand your rediculous mileage!
I still haven't figured out how to bump start from a complete stop.
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A few months ago I returned home just as my neighbor pulled into his driveway. It was cold (around freezing) with some rain and sleet, and he yells to me: You rode your bike? In this weather?!?

So the other day we both returned home at the same time again, only now the weather is warm, sunny, with no wind. And I yell to him: You took the car? In this weather?!?
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:50 PM   #230 (permalink)
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I still haven't figured out how to bump start from a complete stop.
If you have a 4wd truck, you could keep a battery pack in the bed and attach an electric motor to the front differential. You'd use the motor to get moving, then bump start.

This would be a *really* low-tech hybrid.

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