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08-25-08, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By adgrant

2004 BMW 325 Sports Wagon

2004 BMW 325 Sports Wagon
08-25-08, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By adgrant

3-4 miles is walking distance.

3-4 miles is walking distance.
08-24-08, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,317
Posted By adgrant

Has anyone shown any evidence that Katrina was...

Has anyone shown any evidence that Katrina was caused by Global Warming or people driving too much? Speaking of global warming, I am currently enjoying the coolest August in New York City since I...
08-24-08, 03:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,317
Posted By adgrant

So driving your kids to a recreational activity...

So driving your kids to a recreational activity is not discretionary but driving yourself is? I commend you on your selflessness but I do think you might want to consider removing the hair shirt once...
08-24-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,317
Posted By adgrant

If you chose not to drive for any recreational...

If you chose not to drive for any recreational purpose, you should probably not fly either (flying generates huge amounts of green house gases). This would imply that you should only take vacations...
08-24-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,487
Posted By adgrant

I too am repulsed by buses, I won't use them...

I too am repulsed by buses, I won't use them since they literally make me sick. When the subway and rail system won't get me were I want to go, I take a cab, limo, rental car or plane. If your sister...
07-06-08, 02:39 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,591
Posted By adgrant

If I am renting a car for a week it won't be a...

If I am renting a car for a week it won't be a BMW either (and I won't be renting it in Manhattan). However, most of the time I need a car, it is for a day only. Renting any car in Manhattan is going...
07-03-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,617
Posted By adgrant

Just outside New Dehli, I have seen them using...

Just outside New Dehli, I have seen them using Camels to pull carts.
07-03-08, 10:39 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,591
Posted By adgrant

I can understand that. OTOH leasing, insuring and...

I can understand that. OTOH leasing, insuring and garaging a 528 in Manhattan will cost about $1200 to $1400 a month.
07-03-08, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By adgrant

I would expect to see a continual steady...

I would expect to see a continual steady increase. Once the price of oil starts to fall, I would expect the price of gas to decline very slowly.
07-03-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By adgrant

The real cost of a speeding ticket for an...

The real cost of a speeding ticket for an affluent offender is the increased insurance rates for their expensive car, the lawyers fees spent in trying to get off and the eventual loss of license for...
07-03-08, 08:00 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,591
Posted By adgrant

I have frequently rented BMW for weekend trips...

I have frequently rented BMW for weekend trips out of the city. Zipcar will rent you a BMW 528i for $226 a day. A 328i costs about $180 for the day.
07-02-08, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By adgrant

I think anyone who leads the police in a high...

I think anyone who leads the police in a high speed chase should have their car confiscated, their driver's license revoked and spend some time in the big house.
07-02-08, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By adgrant

There is a simple solution to that problem, tow...

There is a simple solution to that problem, tow the vehicle. There are people in Manhattan who have a similar attitude to parking fines. I am sure they wouldn't want their expensive cars towed though.
07-02-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By adgrant

A fine is not a tax, it is a punishment.

A fine is not a tax, it is a punishment.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,178
Posted By adgrant

Unless you have some sort of pre-existing...

Unless you have some sort of pre-existing condition, an emergency contact won't be needed for emergancy treatment.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-08, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,318
Posted By adgrant

I though he recommend against swapping tires, not...

I though he recommend against swapping tires, not reusing the front tire on the back.
07-01-08, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,783
Posted By adgrant

They should charge them with attempted murder.

They should charge them with attempted murder.
07-01-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By adgrant

What happed to equality in the eyes of the law? I...

What happed to equality in the eyes of the law? I doubt your idea would be constitutional, it certainly wouldn't become law in any state (the rich own the politicians).

Perhaps you should...
07-01-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By adgrant

Actually, you have much worse entitlement...

Actually, you have much worse entitlement problems in the UK than the US which is a much more hostile environment for those who are unable or chose not to support themselves. The idea that someone...
07-01-08, 07:54 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,591
Posted By adgrant

I am not a multi-millionaire but I could buy or...

I am not a multi-millionaire but I could buy or lease a nice new BMW tomorrow if I was so inclined. However, since I live in Manhattan and can easily rent a 5 series BMW, it seems like a waste of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-08, 03:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,835
Posted By adgrant

Not true. I live in Manhattan and commute to the...

Not true. I live in Manhattan and commute to the burbs. My wife commutes to downtown.
07-01-08, 03:20 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,591
Posted By adgrant

From today's NYT: 'Ford sold 55 percent...

From today's NYT:

'Ford sold 55 percent fewer S.U.V.’s in June and 40.5 percent fewer of its F-series pickup truck, which has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States on an annual basis...
06-30-08, 11:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,617
Posted By adgrant

I was referring more to the increasing number of...

I was referring more to the increasing number of wealthier families that choose to live in Manhattan,
from the NYT:

"Since 2000, according to census figures released last year, the number of...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-08, 06:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,952
Posted By adgrant

So beating up an 18yr old would be fine but...

So beating up an 18yr old would be fine but beating up a 17yr old is not?
06-29-08, 06:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,617
Posted By adgrant

I am not so sure. Look at what has been happening...

I am not so sure. Look at what has been happening in Manhattan over the last 10 years.
06-29-08, 06:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,224
Posted By adgrant

I am. It's unfortunate that it took high gas...

I am. It's unfortunate that it took high gas prices to make people see reason but high gas prices have had a very beneficial effect on the SUV market.
06-02-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,571
Posted By adgrant

It wouldn't. Most cars burn gasoline not diesel...

It wouldn't. Most cars burn gasoline not diesel which essentially the same as home heating oil. The price of diesel is rising faster than the price of gasoline.

The OP's idea is idiotic. The most...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-08, 08:07 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,904
Posted By adgrant

A tripod and a decent lens really helps. The...

A tripod and a decent lens really helps. The definition of good light depends partly on the lens you are using and how good your tripod is.

Also, a bad lens is going to suck even in good light.
12-28-07, 02:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,080
Posted By adgrant

I don't have much sympathy for someone who gets...

I don't have much sympathy for someone who gets doored riding on the sidewalk. Especially when it happens a second time.
12-28-07, 02:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,357
Posted By adgrant

You should look in to a non-owner auto liability...

You should look in to a non-owner auto liability policy.
12-28-07, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,357
Posted By adgrant

What if the driver had $12 million in personal...

What if the driver had $12 million in personal assets? Why would it not be possible to collect?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-07, 02:37 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,202
Posted By adgrant

Personally I have always hated DTs. I am so happy...

Personally I have always hated DTs. I am so happy they invented STI.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-07, 02:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,035
Posted By adgrant

Perhaps they should just increase the...

Perhaps they should just increase the registration fees for cars by $10, (SUVs could be $20). That will raise much more revenue than taxing bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-07, 02:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,845
Posted By adgrant

Same as my summer bike but with different pedals.

Same as my summer bike but with different pedals.
Forum: Commuting
12-24-07, 10:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,240
Posted By adgrant

The problem is not so much that they took guns...

The problem is not so much that they took guns away from "law abiding" citizens, the problem is they have pretty much taken away the right of self defense in the UK.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-07, 08:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,497
Posted By adgrant

Went out yesterday. Across Central Park to the...

Went out yesterday. Across Central Park to the Upper Westside and then down the Westside bike path to the World Trade Center. Lots of Salt on the road so I need to clean my bike I think.
12-09-07, 12:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,253
Posted By adgrant

I didn't see anything about a bike lane in the...

I didn't see anything about a bike lane in the original post. Looks to me like the cab was legally stopped to discharge passengers.
12-08-07, 06:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,253
Posted By adgrant

How are they supposed to get out then. If a cab...

How are they supposed to get out then. If a cab pulls over to discharge passengers, passing between the cab and the sidewalk is idiotic.

OTOH the cab driver was an a*hole for driving off.
12-08-07, 06:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,253
Posted By adgrant

I am not sure how they can do this when there are...

I am not sure how they can do this when there are parked cars between the cab and the curve.
12-08-07, 06:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,202
Posted By adgrant

Someone needed to call the goat guy on the bull...

Someone needed to call the goat guy on the bull he was spouting otherwise someone might have believed it.
12-08-07, 06:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,202
Posted By adgrant

He certainly seems to be dangerously misinformed....

He certainly seems to be dangerously misinformed. One of those people who posts with authority on something they know little about.
Forum: Northeast
12-08-07, 05:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,086
Posted By adgrant

Your position seems contradictory to me. Its...

Your position seems contradictory to me. Its impossible to stay 4 feet away from parked cars and still be in the bike lane for most bike lanes in Manhattan. Therefore most bike lanes in Manhattan are...
12-08-07, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,456
Posted By adgrant

Roads existed long before cars.

Roads existed long before cars.
12-08-07, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,283
Posted By adgrant

The Acela from NYC to Boston costs about the same...

The Acela from NYC to Boston costs about the same as a train ticket. The main advantage that I see is you don't have to deal with going to the airport, clearing security and checking bags. In theory...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-07, 06:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,564
Posted By adgrant

You should still be concerned. It is easy to...

You should still be concerned. It is easy to damage an Al frame by over tightening the clamp. Cannondale prints a warning in its manual not to attach the bike to a repair stand by clamping the frame.
Forum: Commuting
11-30-07, 06:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,772
Posted By adgrant

I would favor the train over a bus. Actually I...

I would favor the train over a bus. Actually I would favor almost any form of transit over a bus. I would buy another car before I started riding the bus regularly. I really hate buses.

They stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 6,158
Posted By adgrant

I am clearly not as witty as you. I am sure any...

I am clearly not as witty as you. I am sure any Germans reading this thread will less impressed by your sense of humor than your pomposity.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-07, 07:33 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 6,158
Posted By adgrant

I am sitting at the airport right now waiting for...

I am sitting at the airport right now waiting for my flight to England. Don't have a bike (or any other) mag. No problem though, the British Airways lounge has free internet.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-07, 07:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,538
Posted By adgrant

I scuffed a brand new dura ace shifter on a brand...

I scuffed a brand new dura ace shifter on a brand new bike about 5 minutes after leaving the store with the bike. Damm Look Keo pedals.
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