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Old 08-12-23, 05:51 AM
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So you can say ass.

And you can say hole.

But you cannot combine them? *******.
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we're on a single 2012 Prius atm. It surprises me how much stuff you can fit in a Prius, large furniture etc. I think it's b/c the hatch opens up with a wide "mouth" (relative to the body), and there are no awkward steps or bends etc. in the interior loading space, it's a flat, straight shot all the way to the front seats (when the rear row is folded down).
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my parents have a fairly recent Prius Prime. It is pretty sweet, and has some nice semi-automated driving features. Mostly, I think the whole "Prime" model is the way to go currently - ~30 mile range on all electric plug-in, which is really most of the miles, and the convenience of a conventional ICE engine for when you need to drive longer trips. Really though, my work is < 2 miles from home and she works from home when she is working (unemployed atm), so most days it just stays parked.

we got rid of her Mazda3 a while ago. I think when it comes time for a new car, we will get something larger and with more clearance, since we are outdoor recreation oriented. I want a matching white Prime Rav4. She wants a Suburu or another Mazda.
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I had to pass by the corner on my way to and from the place I ate tonight and I'm now officially done with the Eagles, will be avoiding the corner for the remainder of my stay. The souvenir shop apparently plays all Eagles all day long. LOADS of Europeans out there this evening!
I always think of that as a Jackson Browne song. Never The Eagles
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Old 08-12-23, 06:33 AM
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I have never driven my own SUV. The occasional hatchback. Sedans and pickups. I took the wife to the bus station last night and noted the cars on the road. A sea of sedans
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Originally Posted by TMonk
my parents have a fairly recent Prius Prime. It is pretty sweet, and has some nice semi-automated driving features. Mostly, I think the whole "Prime" model is the way to go currently - ~30 mile range on all electric plug-in, which is really most of the miles, and the convenience of a conventional ICE engine for when you need to drive longer trips. Really though, my work is < 2 miles from home and she works from home when she is working (unemployed atm), so most days it just stays parked.

we got rid of her Mazda3 a while ago. I think when it comes time for a new car, we will get something larger and with more clearance, since we are outdoor recreation oriented. I want a matching white Prime Rav4. She wants a Suburu or another Mazda.
Look at the new Mazda CX models. Really nice, and some off-road capability.
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In this case I don't think it's worth the effort of trying to figure out.

BOTH of these statements can be true:

Texting drivers have made the roads more dangerous.

Larger vehicle size has made the roads more dangerous.
So, let's take our distractable population of drivers, who at their very best point 9 years ago were STILL killing 1.08 people per million miles travelled, and let's give them smartphones that ping them for texts, and a little TV to change the music or the HVAC setting, or tell them how to get someplace, and let's put all this in a 5000 lb vehicle that's really tall and blunt, and which blocks their vision, AND let's make it all so powerful that the cars we thought of as powerful in our youth are all just pikers, and let's see how that plays out.
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I have been riding in the garage this week, because I have a big thing coming up at work that's supposed to be the culmination of all my work the last year. So I save myself some time, stay a little later, but still get a ride in. It's better than no ride. I"m discovering that Zwift in the off season can be really empty. Generally, in Watopia you'll find people to mark and chase, but in the "Guest Worlds", you can go many minutes without anyone in sight. I now realize that a lot of what motivates me to push harder on Zwift is the competitive aspect. So instead, I've been doing routes with a couple shortish climbs. Not the long grinds, but rather the ones that I can do in under 10 minutes. That helps.

I'll be back on the road on Sunday, of course. That's the only way I keep sane!
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Had to work this morning and now it’s too hot.

Mortal combat on the deck, I believe it’s a hornet that killed a cicada. The hornet flew away after several minutes.


Anyone know for sure? Sorry pic is not great.


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Guess the 3' in front of me. Lol

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I always think of that as a Jackson Browne song. Never The Eagles
Mainly written by Jackson Browne but co-wrote with Glenn Fry. Recorded/released by Eagles.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Had to work this morning and now it’s too hot.

Mortal combat on the deck, I believe it’s a hornet that killed a cicada. The hornet flew away after several minutes.


Anyone know for sure? Sorry pic is not great.


Google suggests it’s a Cicada Killer Wasp.
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I picked the wrong day to do 90 minutes of heavy outside labor and giving up cigarettes.


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Originally Posted by datlas
Mainly written by Jackson Browne but co-wrote with Glenn Fry. Recorded/released by Eagles.
I have a Jackson Browne album with it.
I am as big a Jackson Browne fan as a Bob Seger fan. On the female side, It's Kate Wolf and Natalie Merchant.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I have a Jackson Browne album with it.
I never got into Jackson Browne. And that goddam "Roadie" song, I swear, if I hear that one more time......
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Guess the 3' in front of me. Lol
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I never got into Jackson Browne. And that goddam "Roadie" song, I swear, if I hear that one more time......
The Pretender kept me going for many years, living outside of the system. I still enjoy listening to it.
In fact the timing of this song's release and my self-removal from the world at large was uncanny.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
The Pretender kept me going for many years, living outside of the system. I still enjoy listening to it.
De gustibus non est disputandum.

I understand there are people out there who don't like Dire Straits. Who can explain it?
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I’m not sure what’s wrong with people today
I'm doing just fine.
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De gustibus non est disputandum.

I understand there are people out there who don't like Dire Straits. Who can explain it?
Not me
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i picked the wrong day to do 90 minutes of heavy outside labor and giving up cigarettes.


That dew point is heinous.
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