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Old 06-29-2010, 01:46 PM   #571 (permalink)
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while a motorcycle makes as much noise as it can in a stop & go traffic, you are driving at the same average speed as quietly as possible.

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Old 06-29-2010, 03:41 PM   #572 (permalink)
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You watch the new series of Top Gear complete with new "sensible car" and start to ponder what you would do to aero mod it, hypermile it and get the best MPG on any lap of their track...
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:44 PM   #573 (permalink)
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You're talking to your friends who race, and think to yourself: "I could've matched that lap time... and done it on less fuel..."
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:36 PM   #574 (permalink)
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YKYAEI......

when walking through a parking lot you can't stop from looking at aerodynamics around you... and getting some pictures from time to time to verify misc things at home...

Got this picture lately :



Verified :
  • the arch behind the heads is in alignment of the A pilar and the rear end of the trunk
  • the angle between the horizon and the line from the A pillar and the rear end of the trunk is smaller than 10° (~9.5 measured but not verified that the horizon is horizontal on the picture )

This will motivate me to reinstall the trunk cover on Megane

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Old 06-29-2010, 06:27 PM   #575 (permalink)
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:12 AM   #576 (permalink)
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... The local driver's ed school starts teaching students how to safely take pictures of your car while driving.

OK, this hasn't happened yet, but since people are not going to stop shooting pics while driving, they might as well be taught to do it in a safer manner.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:16 PM   #577 (permalink)
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:35 AM   #578 (permalink)
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YKYAEM if...
... Your computer has a folder named "AERO".
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:10 AM   #579 (permalink)
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... Your computer has a folder named "AERO".
Hahaha, yes.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:13 PM   #580 (permalink)
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