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Zipper 07-15-07 08:22 PM

Signs the Disease Is Still Present
 
Came out of church today and spotted a young man I know - a wealthy young man (around here we call them Dellionaires). He and his young son were getting into a Porsche Carrera which must cost - oh - more than I've made so far in my lifetime. When they got into the car the dad hit some button and the hard top retracted. I saw this and thought "that's not very practical, he can't put a bike roof mount on that thing." So here's to my seven year old Forester WITH a roof mount for my bike.

Barry

solveg 07-15-07 08:26 PM

:beer:

CrossChain 07-15-07 08:31 PM

Gotcha beat on the road to conspicuous wealth......my Forester is only 4 years old with roof rack. On the downside, mine's not turbo.

Yen 07-15-07 08:45 PM

You have your priorities straight. :)

solveg 07-15-07 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by CrossChain
Gotcha beat on the road to conspicuous wealth......my Forester is only 4 years old with roof rack. On the downside, mine's not turbo.

Yah, well I'm losing! My Outback is a 99. I've got another 100k to go on it before it gets old enough to worry about. These Subarus last forever if you keep them maintained!

bcoppola 07-15-07 09:27 PM

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Speaking of Subarus with roof racks...

Yep, its really me. But I've given up autocrossing.

SaiKaiTai 07-15-07 11:00 PM

I drive a 2001 325i. It has a roof rack. I apologize for nothing

Mojo Slim 07-15-07 11:44 PM

Mine's a 93 Ranger with a shell. I put my bike in back. [IMG]http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k8...ctures329r.jpg[/IMG]

Dogbait 07-16-07 12:49 AM

My bikes prefer to ride inside where it's clean and dry.

http://www.pbase.com/billd9/image/74261823.jpg

divingbiker 07-16-07 03:18 AM

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Originally Posted by solveg
Yah, well I'm losing! My Outback is a 99. I've got another 100k to go on it before it gets old enough to worry about. These Subarus last forever if you keep them maintained!

My 99 Outback has only 47000 miles on it. I'm thinking it might last forever.

gfspencer 07-16-07 05:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Zipper
I saw this and thought "that's not very practical, he can't put a bike roof mount on that thing."Barry

Well, actually you can put a roof rack on a Carrera convertible. (I'm not sure about putting one on a Carrera with a retractable hard top.)

My Porsche Cayman has slots for a roof rack. :rolleyes:

BSLeVan 07-16-07 06:05 AM

Have you ever driven a Carrera? It's one sweet ride, and with unlimited resources, I suspect I'd drive one quite often, or something equally as exotic. Since I don't have unlimited resources, I've purchased the best bicycle I can afford. It's as close as I'll ever get to a Carrera.

stapfam 07-16-07 07:57 AM

Best thing to do is get the Carrera owners interested in Cycling with you as their mentor. Get them to buy your dream bike with all the extras. Can guaranty that they will go for it- but find it too hard and want to sell the bike- There you will have it- Your dream bike with 100 miles only at a give away price -just to get it out of the garage.

And over here we have Carrera Bikes- Road and mtb and they are not good. Looks are everything but not the quality that goes with the price.

George 07-16-07 08:11 AM

I got in one once and the sales person had to help me get out. With my long legs and size 12s no way. Not to mention the cost, but it was used.

zymans 07-16-07 11:36 AM

I can't figure out how to put a rack on top of my Carrera

http://www.pbase.com/image/82330728.jpg

cranky old dude 07-16-07 12:47 PM

Here's my transport vehicle, an'88 Chevy Caprice w/78,000 miles. The tall towers are left-over from
our old '88 Caprice Wagon. Needed the high towers to clear the roof-rack.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/IMG_0322.jpg

When I sell the Chevy next Summer...I'll start using my trusty '98 Toyoya Tacoma....

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/IMG_0324.jpg

They aren't very much to look at...but they'll do the speed limit.

stonecrd 07-16-07 12:52 PM

Well, I have a 350Z roadster convertible. No roof rack, no trunk but she goes plenty fast and I like wind in my face. Need to haul a bike, that is what the wife's car is for

John E 07-16-07 07:40 PM

Recommended reading for the Porsche Carrera owner: "The Millionaire Next Door."


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