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rino's Avatar Picture rino – December 09, 2007 10:14AM Reply Quote
As started by Binky in land of old ...

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A place to discuss your wheels!

"Use your wheels, that is what they are for." - Hawkwind

El Jeffe – April 06, 2008 08:46AM Reply Quote
What a journey.

Ron Burns – April 06, 2008 01:50PM Reply Quote
"We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation." Voltaire
Barry who??

El Jeffe – April 06, 2008 03:56PM Reply Quote
What a journey.

Ron Burns – April 06, 2008 05:24PM Reply Quote
"We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation." Voltaire
:-)

OK, OK there's no fooling Google Maps... it's about 2 3/4 hours drive from here. I spent six months on a weekly commute to Cardiff in the early 90s while doing a Masters at Cardiff University. Interesting part of the World...

El Jeffe – April 06, 2008 06:24PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I really would like to get over there someday. Just hope I don't die before I can. :)

What a journey.

rino – April 06, 2008 09:31PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Lovely country it is...
Went via Hoek van Holland into Harwich, made way to London and area, up to Emneth to stay with family friends, over/up to Liverpool and back down into the motherland of occupation.

Too bad the markets have priced it out of reach for much of the large American tourist market. Oh wait, how many ever did leave the borders?

El Jeffe – April 06, 2008 09:37PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
how many who ever did leave which borders?

What a journey.

rino – April 06, 2008 09:41PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
I was wondering how many Americans, what percentage, ever traveled abroad. Even when prices were easier.

El Jeffe – April 06, 2008 09:52PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
well, easy is relative.
But, it would be interesting to know.
I asked one day at work how many people had flown out of the states. I was surprised that a lot have. Then again, I'd say a lot of double-income people exist where I work. For the last 11.5 years that has not been my situation. We took one trip 'before kids' to Hawaii. I woke up one morning and saw an ad in the Sunday paper for TWA Vacations, round trip from Indy to Honolulu including 5 nights stay/room with airport transfers for $610 or so. I asked my wife "do you want to fly to Hawaii?" Her eyes lit up. It's kinda hard not to get someone excited about a dream trip.

Well my dickhead boss was worried that a project I was working on would not get done on time. Long story short, I cancelled my trip, then rescheduled it at a slightly higher rate. I still have red dots/bumps on my left arm that hung out the window of our rental car for those days. That sun was sure different. And I never had a sunburn until recently.

So I guess I flew a few thousand miles, but never left the USA per se. (which was nice)

Oh, crap. less than an hour left on my week-long vacation sitting around the house putting up shelves, and other storage for all our crap. At least I got some $$$ from today's birthday party. ;^)

What a journey.

Ron Burns – April 07, 2008 07:11AM Reply Quote
"We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation." Voltaire
Well Bill, a warm welcome awaits.. (Particularly warm if you can't be persuaded to leave your amoury at home...)

John Willoughby – April 07, 2008 12:14PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
> Just hope I don't die before I can.

Don't worry. We'll FedEx your cadaver around the world for a series of Weekend at Bernie's-style events.

El Jeffe – April 07, 2008 12:25PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I can only afford that sort of travel splurge if I can cash in my life insurance. So, you're proposition has merit.

What a journey.

ddt – April 07, 2008 12:45PM Reply Quote
or drive it around, encased in ice and beer, as in "leningrad cowboys go america". i know you don't drink, but we do.

ddt

rino – April 08, 2008 08:47AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.

El Jeffe – April 08, 2008 09:09AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Flint MI, eh? He's ready for Michael Moore (whom I was just talking about with a colleague) to return!

What a journey.

John Willoughby – April 08, 2008 01:20PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Half size? Plywood? Pfffft.

rino – April 08, 2008 03:11PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Hahahaha....

JW, a friend basically said the same thing -- "turret's too small. amateur."

Mokers (Moderator) – April 10, 2008 11:37AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin

El Jeffe – April 10, 2008 11:58AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
those hook-on trays were only good for cars with straight up/down windows. Once cars started to get curves, the windows curved inward, the trays were a no-go, imo.

I miss those days. I mean, I have fond memories - wish I was still an ignorantly-happy kid.

What a journey.

El Jeffe – April 16, 2008 07:27AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Does anyone track "fuel consumption per passenger distance"?
That is "gallons per passenger mile" for instance.

I would be interested in seeing each vehicle's MPG take into account maximum passenger capacity. I know it would be easy to figure it out for oneself. But, an eight passenger minivan with 24 mpg compared to a two seat Insight at 50 MPG has the CAPACITY for more efficient use of fuel.

So, I know many would say "usually only the driver's seat is occupied"... so with that in mind, list a range for that measurement:

Maximum (driver only) of .04 Gal per passenger mile
Minimum (8 butts in seats) of .005 Gal per passenger mile

It would also be useful to see that figure for
-trains (commuter and/or passenger-travel)
-buses (school or city)
-Airplanes (passenger jets)

As well as Kangaroos for those antipodeans playing along.

What a journey.

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