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Old April 20th, 2004, 09:11 AM
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Do your mother a favor

Leave the D-90's at home and drive the econo box to work . happy earth day people.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 09:32 AM
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Phillip my econo box is a bike, and my 20 min drive would take over an hour at my rate. How about this, I will work on my earth relocation and earth agitating skills today.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 11:12 AM
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I'm sure with higher gas prices the amount of auto pollution is way down. Tax gas another buck or two a gallon and the problem is gone. We'll all be riding Mike's bike, breathing fresh air and saving our gas for weekend romps.

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Old April 20th, 2004, 11:15 AM
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Brothers of the D-90 source;

The reasons we all drive Rovers is as individual as the aftermarket parts we adorn them with. But one major reason we drive them is that they are eco friendly----- friendly to our economy.

We all buy gas at $2.00+ a gallon to feed our 14 MPG thirsty beasts. And with the price of parts and the frequency of breakdowns how would our favorite vendors or Land Rover Centres survive, IF WE DON"T DRIVE!!!

Screw earth day! Give our country's economy a boost! DRIVE YOUR ROVERS!!!! TODAY AND EVERY DAY!!!!!!

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Old April 20th, 2004, 11:43 AM
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...14 MPG...


Move over Honda Insight!

Anyone with a Defender getting 14 mpg wins my vote an Earth Day award.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 11:48 AM
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14 MPG??? is that in the D90 or Disco? I have no idea what's my 90's MPG but I know my Disco gets 10MPG in the highway
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Old April 20th, 2004, 12:01 PM
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My ride into work today, and almost everyday is my Bianchi SASS. Single speed all the way baby...

My favorite decal on the frame is: "Cars are Coffins".
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Old April 20th, 2004, 12:08 PM
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I hope I will be able to ride my bike to work...
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Old April 20th, 2004, 12:11 PM
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14 MPG??? is that in the D90 or Disco? I have no idea what's my 90's MPG but I know my Disco gets 10MPG in the highway
Yousef-
You are supposed to air down when you GET to Moab, not when you leave for Moab.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 12:14 PM
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Riding into work is not for the faint of heart. I had four "accidents" last year, and two this year already. Including hitting a runner at full speed (she turned without looking), and side swiping a cab mirror since he wouldn't give me right of way.

Last year, my highlight was rear ending a car at full speed on Beacon Hill. I ended up on top of the trunk.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 12:20 PM
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Sounds like my daily commute to the loop in Chicago last year! Ahh memories. Never had the balls to run my Sycip Diesel Singlespeed. Just rode my cross bike.

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Old April 20th, 2004, 12:28 PM
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Mike, LOL.

Dave, "Cars are Coffins" I don't think I would mind dieing in my 90, when people ask about buying it I always tell them they will have to pry it from my cold dead hands!

On the bike accidents with bikes I once hit a chipmunk as it darted out in front of me. What type of car did you rear end?
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Old April 20th, 2004, 12:29 PM
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Riding into work is not for the faint of heart. I had four "accidents" last year, and two this year already. Including hitting a runner at full speed (she turned without looking), and side swiping a cab mirror since he wouldn't give me right of way.

Last year, my highlight was rear ending a car at full speed on Beacon Hill. I ended up on top of the trunk.
Remind me to stay f....................................ar a..................way from you when you are driving.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 12:55 PM
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Mike, I know that feeling. I've run over a squirrel on my road bike while cruising around North Conway. Just sat in the middle of the road and watched me come at him. Surprisingly, he came out okay.

I rear ended a Camry, older model (early 90's). I as surprised the trunk only had a minor dent in it and I wasn't able to break the rear windshield. Nothing like hearing "oh my god!" from the sidewalk as I hit the car. It was like slow motion. Brakes fully locked, skidding out of control. The driver slammed on his brakes because someone pulled out of a spot in front of him. He was really cool about it, said his son was a bike commuter as well.

Surprisingly, my driving is relatively tame. It's my biking that gets me in trouble...
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I know I'm about to incur some wrath on this one but...

Bikes and cars don't mix well. Accidents will occur, but cyclists will be disproportionately impacted. Bikes aren't as visible, can't really maintain a lane well, and often force cars to maneuver around suddenly. I'm all for people choosing a transportation method undoubtedly healthier and cleaner. But let's have designated bike lanes.

Why do I say this here? Because if someone pulls out in a car, my D-90 will make some crumpled sheet-metal. If a cyclist does the same, my truck will hurt them severely, even more so than if hitting a typical car.

Off my box now, so flame on
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I hit a dog once on my bike. going the better part of 24mph at night while returning home from refreshments...
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Old April 20th, 2004, 01:16 PM
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see when you hit someone in your truck, they will be driving your truck and living in your house. watch out for people on bikes.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 01:26 PM
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Hahaha you are funny mike

I thought about getting one of those single speed moped but riding on a single speed for 30 miles each way is not going to happen
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Old April 20th, 2004, 01:42 PM
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I know I'm about to incur some wrath on this one but...

Bikes and cars don't mix well. Accidents will occur, but cyclists will be disproportionately impacted. Bikes aren't as visible, can't really maintain a lane well, and often force cars to maneuver around suddenly. I'm all for people choosing a transportation method undoubtedly healthier and cleaner. But let's have designated bike lanes.

That's just ignorant! You can't just lay blame on either the cyclist or driver. Each case is different. As far a visibility, that just says your an inattentive driver. I can spot a cyclist easily and without the need to manouver around them. Granted sometimes cyclists dart in front of you. So do cars, cabs and trucks. It happens and the person is to blame not the method of transport. As far a maintaining a lane well, I can ride in a rain gutter 16 inches wide for hours on end. I can't tell you how many times I have been riding the road in Euro trash jersey and shorts (loud and colorful), minding my own business well off the on the shoulder and some prick on a cell phone, some mom yelling at her kids, or someone ass who just feels bikes don't belong has had to swerve to avoid hitting me on the shoulder.

As far as building bike lanes, why? Do you wan't your taxes to go up? I don't! And where the hell are you going to put a bike lane in metro Chicago? Segreagtion isn't a solution. I think people just need to get their heads out of their asses and pay attention to the road when driving. Put the cell away, focus on actually driving.

Try cycling to work for a week... In the least you'll save a tank of gas and understand what it's like to ride among road raging assholes, soccer moms and good drivers.

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