Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
To go back to the first post. When I was a kid I WALKED to grammar school, then took the BUS to Jr High and High school. I live near a school now, and it seams like nobody takes the bus anymore. Hundreds of over protective parents wasting thousands of gallons of gas and polluting the air, driving their kids to school instead of letting them take the bus. While I was walking or taking the bus to school, my parents were pouring themselves a cup of coffee from the coffee maker into coffee cups that they would wash and re use instead of adding a cup to the trash everyday.
In other words you're anoyed by people being wastfull, while you're busy being wastfull also?
Running a turbocharged engine is a little different from a straight diesel or gasoline engine... they can spin at speeds of 25,000 rpm and shutting them down while hot can damage them.
An inter cooled turbocharger needs less cool down time as they run cooler than a non water cooled turbocharger.
Yeah, that's why I only wash my car once or twice a year. I live in the desert, after all.
When I ride, the troubles just roll off my back.
Just kidding, though I did walk to school. I honestly think that people can't figure out what is a real risk and what isn't. The media loves to scare people to death. Anytime a subject about a protective device comes up, there will be more than a few that figure it is worth it because what if something happens? Yeah, and my sheep my charge me and nibble me to death too.
But, with so much fear mongering, people will think you are a neglectful parent if you don't bubble wrap you kids. It is very sad when bad things happen to kids, but you have to balance that we a generation of very fat, very unhealthy kids who are going to have serious medical problems later.
Hard to imagine why an apparently clean vehicle would be run through an automated car wash. Maybe it was a company owned vehicle and weekly cleanings are required.
My g/f and I began harvesting rainwater runoff from our roofs this year to use for landscape irrigation. Within three years we'll reach break even on the cost of collection drums, labor and other materials assuming normal rainfall throughout the spring and summer.
2010 Carl Strong custom Ti road bike
2011 Trek 7.9 FX
1990 Trek 970 Hardtail
Cross Check Nexus7, IRO Mark V, Trek 620 Nexus7, Karate Monkey half fat, IRO Model 19 fixed, Amp Research B3, Surly 1x1 half fat fixed, and more...
If it makes you feel better, I have only washed my car once in the nearly 7 years I have owned it. And it looks neat, too; I just take advantage of the rain.
talk about wasteful
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