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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    My father has owned several through the years. His current one looks like a bumble bee with a blower sticking out of the hood with like 600 horsepower or some shit.
     
  2. munchausen

    munchausen Well-Known Member

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    Your dad is the shit.
     
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  3. AndrewST

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    • Dave Matthews fans
     
  4. HRoi

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    This guy I used to work with bought a Corvette motor with the intention of installing it into his El Camino. I left the company before I could see the finished product but we were all excited about it
     
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  5. GreenFrog

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    I would disagree.

    But now that I think about it, I subconsciously did phrase that original question in a way that states my view, because I do believe pick up truck sales are heavily concentrated in certain states. Don't have any statistics or data to back that up, but I will concede that it was a leading question.
     
  6. munchausen

    munchausen Well-Known Member

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    Well according to Wikipedia, Texas has 6% of the country's population and 14% of its pickup truck registrations.
     
  7. Piobaire

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    Actually, I would not be surprised if Texas has a high per capita rate but I really not think pick up truck ownership is concentrated in a few states. Given that the F150 has been the #1 selling vehicle for over 30 consecutive years it would be pretty intuitive to conclude light truck ownership is pretty ubiquitous.

    People talk about justifying driving a truck or not needing the features...well, really, given what most of us drive is this a line we want to pursue? How does one justify an M3 or M5? My luxo-barge? Yes, there are different levels of outrageous (hello AMG G-wagon!) but if we all had to justify what we drive I think most of us would be in 3 cylinder sewing machine engine cars.
     
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  8. LawrenceMD

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    I don't get why people jog/run in the street when there is a perfectly clear sidewalk less than 3 feet away from them.

    I see this a lot in Connecticut where you'll have runners running properly against car traffic, but right on the street in the lane. And the sidewalk is totally clear for miles. I realize that roads are to be shared by everyone, like bicycles, motorcycles, and vehicles but why take the chance? One thing about these suburban drivers is that they're often distracted (be it kids in a mini van with mom driving, a driver on a cellphone or just someone spaced out) you could easily be driven straight into.

    is it a machismo thing? are you viewed as a non serious runner if you're on the clear assed sidewalk?
     
  9. lawyerdad

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    Blacktop asphalt tends to be a bit easier on joints than sidewalk concrete.
    Although it obviously can vary by location, paved streets tend to be better maintained and generally better footing than sidewalks.
    I have had more close calls with idiots backing out of driveways, etc when I have run on sidewalks than with vehicles actually on the street.
    In many places, sidewalks are frequently jammed up by pedestrians, bikers (the kind who are too young or just too obnoxious to ride in the street, people watering their lawns, pets, and people who park their cars right across the sidewalk. If you tend to run in a place like that and therefore get in the habit of running in the street, you tend to stick to that rather than jump back and forth depending on the variability of immediate conditions.

    I often run on the street, facing traffic so that I can see what's coming. That usually feels much safer to me than running on the sidewalk, for the reasons I listed. But I only do so when I can run on the side of the road with enough room to not bock drivers. If I come to a place where there are a bunch of cars parked on the road or other conditions where a driver who is not a complete dipshit would feel compelled to slow down to avoid the risk of hitting me, I'll move over to the sidewalk (when there is one). Running out in the lane so as to obstruct traffic is obnoxious.
     
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  10. Numbernine

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    A construction company i worked for gave.the work crews standard 3/4 ton utility beds but the desk job guys were all given vintage El Caminos . Pretty cool. The owner needless to say was a motor head
     
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    Skidz! I had a pair of those in 7th grade.
     
  13. acidboy

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    all along I thought it was designed to be used for tailgate parties.


    pick up trucks really does have an appeal, specially since I lug around stuff sometimes, plus it'd be a lot easier for me to bring my bicycle around if I have a pick-up instead of a vehicle with a bike rack.... but I gotta say your 'murkan sized pick ups are freaking huge compared to what they sell outside the u.s.


    think the rapha and giro's stuff are more for casual and leisurely riders who wanna bike around town but don't want to look like neon sprinkled lycra freaks with bulging crotches.
     
  14. Find Finn

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    I have never met a bike commuter (incl. me myself and I), who needed specially designed clothing for that, also it's a bit odd wearing something designed for cycling all day, when cycling is a way to get to where you are going.

    It's a bit like wearing gym clothes all day because you have to go to the gym a 5pm or dressing up like a race car driver for the morning commute, but what do I know I live here.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. acidboy

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    ^ nice!

    I really can't relate, as I bike out in the wilderness (that is 40 minutes away from my place)... but I do know a lot of people who likes to bike for fun and not to commute, and wearing clothes made of fabric that draws the sweat out of you, specially if you live out here in the tropics, makes a huge difference when you ride..
     
  16. romafan

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    Maybe this belongs more in the Things I Just Saw thread, but I couldn't find it...was recently in London and saw these :crazy: cars everywhere in our neighborhood - I don't know all the names/models of a lot of them, but you'd see dozens of Ferraris, Lambos, Mclarens, Bugattis, RRs, Aston Martins, Bentleys, and then the exotics! All driven by Arabs w/ various middle eastern plates. I learned that this is long-lamented (by locals) phenomenon known as the Ramadan Rush when the "Gulfies" arrive for a few weeks every summer to beat the heat and do some pre- or post-Ramadan shopping. They use the Bentleys & Rolls the way American teens do, w/ five or six guys piling in to cruise the strip w/ lots of butts going, windows down blasting some middleeastern-pop :slayer:
     
  17. L'Incandescent

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    I just got back from the dentist, where I had a regular cleaning. I know a lot of people who rave about their cleanings. They say "Of a sudden I feel so pure and clean, much like when I contemplate how my sins are washed away by Christ." I don't get it; it doesn't feel all that great.
     
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    Yeah, that would infuriate me as well.
     
  19. GusW

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    With all the spam has anyone ever received any religious spam? I haven't. I'm surprised. I would have thought it would have been the perfect medium for the WItnesses or or religious groups.
     
  20. Find Finn

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    British tv made a doc about it earlier this year, it's not youtube somewhere. They ship them via private plane and some of the same cars have been spotted in LA and Nice, as well. :wow:
     
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