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    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.

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    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.

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    You have your priorities straight.
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    Quote 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!

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    Speaking of Subarus with roof racks...

    Yep, its really me. But I've given up autocrossing.
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    I drive a 2001 325i. It has a roof rack. I apologize for nothing
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    Mine's a 93 Ranger with a shell. I put my bike in back. [IMG][/IMG]
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    Quote 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.

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    Quote 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.

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    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.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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


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    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.



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



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

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