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Old 06-20-13, 09:04 PM   #1201
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Hybrid batteries are terrible for the environment.
Shhh we'll learn our lesson in 10 years when the 1st gens start dying out.
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Old 06-20-13, 09:06 PM   #1202
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All electric is just as stupid.
Where are you getting your electricity? Burning fossil fuels. Fantastic.


We need to go back to diesel.
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Old 06-20-13, 09:08 PM   #1203
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I heard bikes are eco-friendly. I think. Perhaps?
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Old 06-20-13, 09:09 PM   #1204
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Nope.

We're all going to hell.
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i read a huge article (relictantly) for one of my classes a couple years ago about how theyre trying to bring biodiesel to the mainstream but the stigma of diesel being dirty and inefficient and for big trucks that shoot out dirty black clouds is holding it back

lets just all ride ****ing bikes.
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Old 06-20-13, 09:15 PM   #1206
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We're all going to hell.
With some of use going there in a handbasket. DIRT!!!!!
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Old 06-20-13, 09:17 PM   #1207
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i read a huge article (relictantly) for one of my classes a couple years ago about how theyre trying to bring biodiesel to the mainstream but the stigma of diesel being dirty and inefficient and for big trucks that shoot out dirty black clouds is holding it back

lets just all ride ****ing bikes.
Brah, my friend has a VW jetta diesel that gets like 50mpg.

Don't even get me started on ethanol.
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Old 06-20-13, 09:19 PM   #1208
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I heard bikes are eco-friendly. I think. Perhaps?
Bikes ? You mean like ride them for transportation instead of driving old gas guzzling suvs ? What a novel idea. Anyway, I find it amusing that an old fart like me who's maybe got a few decades of life to live on this here planet is more concerned about such things than some kid who is 50 years younger. BTW, I didn't even own a car until I was 26, and even then it was a Ford Pinto with a 4 cylinder engine and a manual tranny that averaged 25 mpg back when typical cars got less than 15 mpg.
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Old 06-20-13, 09:22 PM   #1209
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I have a 67 Corvette that gets about 4mpg highway, and a Chevy equinox that gets 24mpg.
America.


We need more nuclear power.
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Old 06-20-13, 09:26 PM   #1210
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Those oversize all terrain tires really reduce your mileage.
Except that they won't because bigger tires cover more ground with each revolution.
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Except that they won't because bigger tires cover more ground with each revolution.
Works on bikes too right?
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Except that they won't because bigger tires cover more ground with each revolution.
Adrian better be comparing rolling resistances too.
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Works on bikes too right?
Yes, which is why most good gear inch calculators use tire size as a factor.
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You know what the problem was with those old 4 cycles, smog.
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Yes, which is why most good gear inch calculators use tire size as a factor.
yeah, but they require more energy to spin, which was my point.
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And weight. Get those tires on a scale, boy!
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Old 06-20-13, 09:33 PM   #1217
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yeah, but they require more energy to spin, which was my point.
Exactly.
It takes more energy to spin up a 29" mtb wheel than a 20" bmx wheel.
But once it gets going, the larger wheel holds momentum better.
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Exactly.
It takes more energy to spin up a 29" mtb wheel than a 20" bmx wheel.
But once it gets going, the larger wheel holds momentum better.
This.

At any rate, I was trollin'.
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So you're saying running bigger heavier tires will increase your MPG?

nvm: he was trollin'
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Brah, my friend has a VW jetta diesel that gets like 50mpg.
clean diesel is the ****, this country could benefit from its wizardry
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TIL that FedEx SmartPost - where your local USPS does the final to-your-door delivery leg - is complete ****.

Amazon shipped me the new Boards of Canada LP over a week ago. Shows as DELIVERED on the tracking as of June 13, but it is nowhere to be found. My mailroom guy (I had it shipped to work) says that our local post office is completely awful and he's not surprised this happened, and that it's happened to him and other staff before. The USPS marked it as delivered even though it wasn't, and now there's no way to track it. Whee!
I feel your pain. I had ordered a Pink Mountaintops vinyl last summer, it was supposed to be fedexed, but ended up being smartpost. It never came and we headed off for vacation. It ended up sitting in the mailbox (slanted) for a week in August in Phoenix. By the time I pulled it out of the mailbox, I had a nice bowl.

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Congrats, old jeeps are some of the most capable vehicles still on the road, and parts are cheap. Throw some black steelies on that bad boy and a new set of boots and you can take it just about anywhere.

Also, f' the haters. Congrats for saving up and buying your first car yourself. Not everyone has a mommy and daddy that will buy them a brand new prius/jetta/whateverthe**** is trendy with kids these days. Plus, you'll care for a car you buy yourself much more than one given to you.

I also own a gas guzzling SUV, yes it's bad for the environment, but so is every other car on the road. Unfortunately, not everyone can live car free and not everyone uses their car to drive around the city. I take my truck to the middle of the desert and camp there. It needs to be able to get me in and out of tricky situations where no cell towers are present and the closest sign of civilization is a multiple day walk. Some people actually use their vehicles for their intended purposes.

Anyway, back on track...today I commuted to work and then did a club ride on top of that. I'm pooped. Time for a beer. Also, those honey stinger waffles are delicious!
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Except that they won't because bigger tires cover more ground with each revolution.
It's the tread pattern that's the problem, not the diameter.
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It's the tread pattern that's the problem, not the diameter.
Se post #1218
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