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Old 01-31-24, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Have you purchased a new vehicle in the Modern Era?
Nope, but I've gotten insights from Car Dealership Guy.


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Originally Posted by ls01
it always feels fast when you dont notice it happening.
But kneeling on ice covered fine gravel for 3.5 hours isn't going to do anyone any favors. They are lots better today. Most of the muscle soreness in my back and glutes is gone which is a blessing in itself. Can't wait to put the new roof on carpet stripping it! Fml
A pair of knee pads from HD are well worth the price.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
This is why we put off the Mini purchase.
I had little choice, the current vehicle’s lease was up and it didn’t look like a couple month’s extension was going to make a difference.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Now a days the pre check line is almost as long as the regular line.
Air travel has jumped the shark.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
My niece that lives in Southern Arizona owns sweaters.
Well they have to . . . that’s their winter “coats”.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Which airport? Some make a much bigger difference. DEN is a mess. Ditto AUS, actually.
SFO at 6:30 AM
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Originally Posted by big john
Maybe you could start an ice cream truck business?
No market. In the pueblos they don’t know what ice cream is. Frozen dessert, with no trace of dairy. Those who can afford ice cream eat it at home.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I never wanted it in Texas. I've had the Raynaud's fire up from touching the cold wheel here.

Of course we'd be getting a new place before a new car, though, and presumably it would then be garaged and unnecessary. Catch-22.
There must be heated steering wheel covers out there. At Pep Boys perhaps.
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Originally Posted by datlas
I like Rock N Roll Gold.

It’s Gold, Jerry! GOLD!
I have a partial bottle of Rock and Roll Gold. Solidified. I bought it during COVID, when Tri-flow was unavailable.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Diversify.


You're no fun. This is clearly a buy low opportunity!

ETA: I Got in @ $6.51, already up to 6.83

Too bad I only had $250 ready to trade...

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
So you mean "yes". Pay MSRP, invoice, or less than invoice... the car costs more with options than without. That's what I'm saying. And no one wants the base model.
Not necessarily. We have the top model because that’s what was available in last year’s model. I do like the bells and whistles but could just as well do without them. Except ac. Is ac considered to be a bell or a whistle?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Sweet ride just showed up on the FBMP an hour down the road,



It’s you, Lester.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
This time of year there’s supposed to be huge icicles hanging off the edge of the roofs from runoff that re-freezes overnight. The lsat few years we got butkus. I moved further north and still get butkus.
I must have taken too many drugs because in my stupor it sounds as if you are complaining that winter isn't more awful than it currently is.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
On that note, coldest morning of the year, this morning, until tomorrow morning. I have to come up with something to keep me warm. I stayed in hammock until after 7, and immediately upon arising put on my blanket lined Carharrt. Still wearing it. I might have to break down and sleep in a bed, and hope I don’t wake up crippled. A warming trend over the weekend and then more of the same. By then step daughter and grandson will be here, occupying both beds.
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#MOTD

Is Florida the ugliest? Discuss.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Not necessarily. We have the top model because that’s what was available in last year’s model. I do like the bells and whistles but could just as well do without them. Except ac. Is ac considered to be a bell or a whistle?
A/C is a necessity.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

Winter is by far the longest season.
have friends that attended Edinboro U - in Endinboro PA (Erie County - northwest PA)

Edinboro has two seasons: Winter and July

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
It's all driven by market supply and demand. Seems we are past the days you describe.
appears too many dealers / salespeople did not get the memo
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"While the Andretti name carries some recognition for F1 fans, our research indicates that F1 would bring value to the Andretti brand rather than the other way around."

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol

Guy how owns the business I work at got a security clearance a couple years ago to see/submit bids for work at the national laboratory. Someone came by and asked me questions about him.

He's spent many hours on that time sinkhole and has never earned any money off it.
I hear the Chinese intel agencies pay well for that sort of thing. I got my clearance to protect your ass from the terrorists and I guess I was successful.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2

note, coldest morning of the year, this morning, until tomorrow morning. I have to come up with something to keep me warm. I stayed in hammock until after 7, and immediately upon arising put on my blanket lined Carharrt. Still wearing it.
I might have to break down and sleep in a bed, and hope I don’t wake up crippled. A warming trend over the weekend and then more of the same. By then step daughter and grandson will be here, occupying both beds

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down blanket or comforter ?
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I have a partial bottle of Rock and Roll Gold. Solidified. I bought it during COVID, when Tri-flow was unavailable.

well sounds like you are now rich - $$$ - congrats !
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Originally Posted by big john
We don't really have winter here but we are supposed to get a big rainstorm Thursday and maybe more Sunday. It never gets really cold. Summer is the long season here. Way too hot for months then less hot for a while. Then some nice weather and some cooler weather, then hot again.

My friend from Tahoe was here yesterday and she said there has been very little snow this year and skiing has been crappy. This coming storm may help that area.
...mostly warm storms, so the snow level is up higher. This one seems to be coming in warm, too. They make a lot more snow at Tahoe, now, than in the past. But if it's warmer than normal, they still struggle. I forget when, but there's some annual measure of the snowpack at certain key locations. Last year was epic, to the point where people were having trouble driving to and from the place. This year, not so much
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Originally Posted by big john
A/C is a necessity.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Does this mean that you could regularly push your ride start close to 9 am? If this means that you could get more sleep (even if that means sacrificing some ride time), that could be huge for your performance and fatigue.

Yea so if I am home 4 days. I am going to attempt to do this 2-3 out of 4. I felt really good. The 20/40s were way too easy the way garmin layed it out. It was something like 320-360 watts target, I did that the first step and didn’t feel like I was doing anything so I bumped it up to 400. That felt more better.

Got a flat on the number 2 of third set. So once I got that changed started the third set over.
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