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Old 11-19-2009, 06:56 PM   #381 (permalink)
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... "Sure, I can drive you. Just give me a few minutes to re-install the seat."
Oh man that's too funny.

this was actually my intro to ecomodding. My buddy and I were semipro mountain bike riders when we were in highschool, we had really nice bikes and didn't want them to get jacked off a rack on the back. He pulled the front pass. seat out of his little tercel, we would fit him, me and 2 mountainbikes inside his little car that got 38, instead of my vans 20mpg.

I remember hearing choral music, and a beam of light shone down through the clouds as I thought of the possibilities

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Old 11-26-2009, 10:51 AM   #382 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:40 PM   #383 (permalink)
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... when you can leave your car parked downtown with (a) the doors unlocked, (b) the keys in the ignition, and (c) the ignition position at "ON" while going about your business, confident that no one's going to take it.

(* ... because the car's an EV that needed the 12v battery topped up by the DC-DC converter, which happens when the key is ON. If anyone tried to take the car, they would have either (a) given up when turning to "start" did nothing, plus probably also (b) pressed the clutch, activating the emergency pack disconnect!)
Thanks for the laugh Metro ! I have a vivid imagination, and I can see that all in my mind.
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:42 PM   #384 (permalink)
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Even if they could start the car, they guy would be so scared from the 'silent ghost car' that he would pee his pants and run off.
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:58 PM   #385 (permalink)
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Even if they could start the car, they guy would be so scared from the 'silent ghost car' that he would pee his pants and run off.
That's why Darin has waterproof seat covers
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Old 11-26-2009, 03:38 PM   #386 (permalink)
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That's why Darin has waterproof seat covers
correction: waterproof seat cover

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Old 11-26-2009, 10:55 PM   #387 (permalink)
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You notice how skinny one of your friends is and you think, "What MPG would I get if I was that skinny?" (Or, I wish I was as skinny as Allie Moore... For more MPGs!)
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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 12-04-2009, 01:16 AM   #389 (permalink)
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You notice how skinny one of your friends is and you think, "What MPG would I get if I was that skinny?" (Or, I wish I was as skinny as Allie Moore... For more MPGs!)
We have a funny joke about this between friends on our motorcycle trips. Since I'm a small guy of about 130lbs, every time someone gets a new bike they say "Just have D man ride it, it's better weight reduction than taking a crap and riding just the bike itself! If it's slow with him on it then it'll be slower with you on it!" since we have one friend who always seems to go through bikes.... constantly....

lol, that's a good one though.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:45 PM   #390 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when you get a sense of pride out of the outcome of a certain recent test invoving a detachable boatail on a FireFly.
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