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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 03-08-23, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
My first car was a 1981 Civic. It got over 40 on the highway if there weren’t too many hills and you kept a light touch on the accelerator.

LSS had a dirty diesel Jetta. Thing got 50 mpg on the highway even with HER driving!
My first car was a ‘75 Civic. I also had ‘84 and ‘95 Civics. I drove them all like they were race cars.

My wife’s previous car was a Jetta wagon. Great car. I liked it more than I like her current MB C250.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I used to keep a mini notepad in the glovebox to track fuel and mileage, BITD.
What did you do with this information?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
My integra got 40 to a gallon. Rude awakening switching from that to a subaru forrester.
Wasn’t the Integra high octane only? Or maybe my memory fails me.
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I just bought an under bb plastic cable guide for the 84 Claud Butler. $4, plus $6.50 shipping. On Amazon they wanted $35, free shipping.
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to cure addiction i bought a scott addict 10. thats how it works right?

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What did you do with this information?
Lost to the mists of time.
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Originally Posted by runningDoc
to cure addiction i bought a scott addict 10. thats how it works right?

Needs to be leaning on a bench.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Needs to be leaning on a bench.
I forced myself to use my road bike by making it into my daily commuter too! sorry no bench, but the fender mounts and wider tire clearance of modern road bikes are a welcome addition (electric shifting too i guess).

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Originally Posted by rjones28
Lost to the mists of time.
At the time. It's interesting to do once or twice, so you know what the average MPG is, but beyond that, what's the pointe?
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A friend took some pics in the Santa Monica mountains today. Here is one of the nicer ones.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
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I like Alfas but that thing is fugly
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I like Alfas but that thing is fugly
Ha, the guy said people either loved or hated it. I said I wouldn't put red wheels on my own car but love that it exists.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
My first car was a ‘75 Civic. I also had ‘84 and ‘95 Civics. I drove them all like they were race cars.

My wife’s previous car was a Jetta wagon. Great car. I liked it more than I like her current MB C250.
I loved that civic despite a persistent knock and discs that had to be turned once an year…until LSS climbed a Jersey barrier and turtled it one morning in Boston.

I tried to talk her into a Jetta wagon. Now she’s got a Mazda 3.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
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That works.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
At the time. It's interesting to do once or twice, so you know what the average MPG is, but beyond that, what's the pointe?

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Old 03-09-23, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
I loved that civic despite a persistent knock and discs that had to be turned once an year…until LSS climbed a Jersey barrier and turtled it one morning in Boston.

I tried to talk her into a Jetta wagon. Now she’s got a Mazda 3.
Which Civic? Mine was a crappy '97 DX with rear drums, and even so the front discs never needed turning. And I was not gentle.

I did like how my '07 GTI V drove, but not the repairs. Occasionally I ponder getting one as a nicer runabout than the GX, then I remember the repairs and that I'd be wanting a used one, which can't possibly be better.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Which Civic? Mine was a crappy '97 DX with rear drums, and even so the front discs never needed turning. And I was not gentle.

I did like how my '07 GTI V drove, but not the repairs. Occasionally I ponder getting one as a nicer runabout than the GX, then I remember the repairs and that I'd be wanting a used one, which can't possibly be better.
'81 1500. It had rear drums, but the discs warped continually.
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Lol, it always comes back to car talk. 🤣
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Lol, it always comes back to car talk. 🤣
We all have them. Some love 'em and some have a love/hate relationship with them.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Lol, it always comes back to car talk. 🤣
The snow geese are passing through the area this week.

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Lol, it always comes back to car talk. 🤣
"Don't drive like my brother."
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Originally Posted by rjones28
"Don't drive like my brother."
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Originally Posted by rjones28
The snow geese are passing through the area this week.

Now it's back to goose talk?
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