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Quote: Originally Posted by jarude People run because its the idiots guide to fitness. It's an important aspect of overall fitness - there aren't many competitive sports that don't have some element of running to them, and its an important capability to have in overall life. While you don't need to be able to run a 2-hour marathon at the drop of a hat, being able to cover a mile or two without keeling over is as important as being able to...
If you're logging 20-25+ miles a week, you'll typically have trouble keeping muscle mass, depending on your age. I was 212# when I began training for my first marathon and 165# when I finished (I'm 6'1"). I wasn't as big or as strong as before, though I was damn strong for a skinny guy. Once I quit marathoning, I found my balance between the two. I do intervals 3 times a week, which is 10 sets of one minute sprints with walking or slower running intermixed, and I lift...
Quote: Originally Posted by imageWIS If you can afford it, a 135i. I'd pick the GTI over the 135, though I'd take the 130iM over the GTI. Unfortunately, we didn't get the hatchback 1-series.
Quote: Originally Posted by mafoofan Oh, I'm sure people break the rule, but the point is that it is less of an accomplishment on Ferrari's part because they didn't engineer this car under the same limitations as its road-going competitors. They've got the 599GTO in the pipeline, which is supposed to be a road-legal version of the 599XX (limited to 599 copies), so we'll see how close that gets to the 7 minute time. Though to be honest, I'm...
Quote: Originally Posted by xpress Fiat 124 Spider Designed by Pininfarina (some say loosely modeled around the Ferrari 275 gtb) and to me, one of the most beautiful cars ever produced... A very simple, quick, top down driving experience. I had one of these when in my 20s and loved it; annoyed the hell out of everyone by jauntily springing over the door to get in. It's damned hard to find a good one nowadays - I checked around before...
Quote: Originally Posted by TheD0n Everyone on HGTV needs the granite/SS kitchen. I agree with the aesthetics of the "updated" kitchen, but is the look any more timeless than a kitchen from the 1980s or 90s? If it's functional, that will help it last. The rest of the house and the building itself matter. You can't live in an old Victorian and have a kitchen that looks like the galley on a space ship. That's as annoying as a kitchen in a...
Quote: Originally Posted by dtmt Nice. How is the suspension on long trips and such? The prices on CPOs seem to be pretty reasonable lately so I've been getting tempted. The stiff suspension is fine on road trips; less so in town if the roads are bad.
Quote: Originally Posted by gilwood I'm definitely the only one here who doesn't put women on a pedestal, except for GQGeek. I expect them to be rational people that I can deal with sensibly. You're expecting rational behavior from people that have demonstrated repeatedly that they aren't rational - which isn't rational of you. So what's your rationale? What these friends are saying is that they'll spend the first few hours of the night...
Quote: Originally Posted by J'aimelescravates Thanks Andre that's exactly how I learned to do it too. Ditto. I'd add that I was also taught to keep a hands' width between my head and the ceiling. All this has me seated closer and higher than what I've seen the typical driver. One of my pet peeves is guys sitting so far back and so low that the B-pillar impedes their visibility - see that a LOT here in Chicago.
Quote: Originally Posted by username79 I had no problems in it and I am 6'2" with a bit over a 34" inseam. Perhaps people have different criteria for comfortable? Mostly, they often are able to kid themselves. I've seen guys cram themselves into cars with their knees up and heads crooked over, and say "What? No, it's a perfect fit!" Truth is, 90% of people on the road don't know the correct seating position for driving anyway. I see tons of...
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