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StarPryncess17
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25 posted 10-17-2000 06:35 PM       View Profile for StarPryncess17   Email StarPryncess17   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit StarPryncess17's Home Page   View IP for StarPryncess17

You guys are way too funny!!!!!

Erin~I feel stupid...I never knew that!! haha Oh wellers...I dunno why you're scared! The day I turned 16, was in line at the DMV waiting for it to open. LoL  

Local Rebel~ For some odd reason, it wasn't all that much of a surprise to me!!   And don't worry you're not alone!  

Jim~got out while you can!!!!! haha only kidding!! Just get a new car!   Minivans are...what should I say?....well, you know. Not being mean, my mom has one...but since I'm only 16 (almost 17   ) I still think they are embarassing to be seen in... I mean, who really likes 'pimpin' the mini-van?

Ron~doesn't seem like you!!! LoL I just can't see it!  

you guys are too much for this lil girl!  


*Being an angel doesn't mean having a halo or wings, it means doing the right thing and wanting to make a difference*

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26 posted 10-17-2000 07:57 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Dell---Dimension, L 550
Christopher
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27 posted 10-17-2000 08:02 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Cindy! You had a BSA? Oh don't I wish! My dad used to have one, (used to race for BSA actually) but sigh - no passing on to the kids kinda thing....
Honeybee
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28 posted 10-17-2000 09:26 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee


I drive a red Sunfire  
I luv it!  I'm such a guy when it comes to my car, I wax it, clean it all the time, kiss it, take care of it like it's my baby and I even named it Antonio because it's a sporty car    I would rather lose my left arm than for anything to ever happen to my car!

But my dream car would be a silver metallic mustang convertable


The beauty of poetry gives my soul wings to fly free within dreams


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29 posted 10-17-2000 10:04 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I drive a '97 Grand Am, white. I love Pontiacs. I've never had a problem with any that I have owned. Can't say the same for other makes. I've surely had a lemon or two...before the Lemon laws, of course...and since you asked me not to, I won't mention the 1957 Stingray in the garage.  

you'requitewelcome
Denise

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RainbowGirl
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30 posted 10-18-2000 06:53 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I sure did Chris and a Honda and a etc etc...I can remember doing my Star Riders course and being the only female there...heck, that was hard navigating in and out of all those cones but served me well and I loved being able to practise "stopping on a sixpence"...*g*  It was good when they changed the law so that learners could only drive up to a 250cc, still pretty powerful though..

Bet your dad has some great stories to tell..   

HUSG
Ron
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31 posted 10-18-2000 07:47 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

I rode a motorcycle for years until, in the early nineties, California finally managed to pass a helmet law (they had tried unsuccessfully for half a decade). I got rid of the bike seven days before the law went into effect. When I arrived in Michigan three years ago, one of the first questions I asked was whether helmets were required. Sadly, they are. And, yea, I know there are many valid arguments for helmets. When my oldest daughter started riding, I vehemently cautioned her to use a helmet. But after twenty years of riding without one, I find a helmet is contrary to the whole experience. Sure, it's safer - but if you want safety, you shouldn't be on a bike in the first place.  

StarPryncess17 said (in reference to the Miata)
quote:
Ron~doesn't seem like you!!! LoL I just can't see it!


Those who have ridden with me might disagree. I have yet to experience too fast (or too high).

The Miata has been a fairly suitable replacement for the Honda. It has twice as many wheels, but is open and really doesn't weight a whole lot more. And I don't have to wear a helmet!


Local Rebel
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32 posted 10-18-2000 10:40 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Ron -- you should have aimed just a tad bit south -- Indiana has no helmet law...  

but I will say -- there are only two kinds of bikers in the world -- those who've gone down -- and those who will... and -- when I went down some 20 years ago my head was the first thing on the asphalt -- in a helmet law state -- so you can all blame my presense here on the fine state of Tennessee -- try not to inudate that poor state with your hate mail though!  

(incidently -- when I can get away with it I don't wear a helmet either -- but when I'm doing any heavy riding I pull it off the back of the bike and park it on my head)

and um oops I cheated -- I didn't tell about my vehicles --

Nighthawke 700 1984 (I love crotch rockets)

95 Grand Am 3100 V6SE British Racing Green with 110k miles on one set of plugs (with an ignition system I played a key role in designing and implementing into manufacturing thank you)

95 Taurus SHO -- Light Moca (almost silver
88 Astro Van (the perfect kid car -- big and old -- you don't care what they do to the seats)

74.5 MGB with a retrofitted rice burner -- Corvette Red

other cars I've worn out

89 Aerostar
92 Silverado
84 Cougar 3.0
84 Ford F150 XLT
74 El Camino
78 Caprice
76 Honda Civic
72 Duster 340 (the fastest damn car I ever had -- I wonce had it pegged out when I passed a firebird on a 4 lane highway -- about 20 miles up the road I stopped for a um soda and the guy in the TA pulled in a few minutes after -- he turned out to be somebody I knew and told me his speedo registered 140  -- he was doing 135 when I went around him..)
49 Flathead Ford
47 Flathead Ford
57 Chevy
26 Dodge Brothers Sedan
68 Camaro
65 Mustang Rag Top
66 New Yorker


Christopher
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33 posted 10-18-2000 03:07 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

quote:
but if you want safety, you shouldn't be on a bike in the first place.


See Ron, I found it's perfectly safe on a motorcycle! The trick is to ride so fast that trouble can't catch up to you!  

The only other vehicle I've had worth noting was a 1972 Chevy Malibu Chevelle. 350 Small Block - 4-barrel Hemmy - VROOOOOM! Painted a pewter gray with Black interior (past the 25 year limit, so I didn't have to smog her... hehe) Believe me, it's better that she got the Chevelle... My foot weighs too much... hehe
Nan
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34 posted 10-18-2000 03:32 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Ron
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quote:
The trick is to ride so fast that trouble can't catch up to you!


Then I must be doing it right, because I've had exactly one fender-bender in two decades. Just drove the bike away from the dealership and (of course) wanted to see what she had. When the next traffic light turned green, I punched it and I think I was doing 60 before I cleared the intersection. As luck would have it, 150 feet away, the rail guards on a train crossing began to descend. No way could I stop in time. I could have dumped the bike, but figured my slide would end just about where the train wanted to be. So I went through the guard rail, snapping it and painting a nasty white streak across the front of the bike. Needless to say, I beat the train.

I've had two other cars, besides the Miata, that I've really enjoyed. One was a bright orange 1972 Opal GT with some serious engine mods. It only had two speeds: blindingly fast or sitting in the garage waiting on parts. My best car, though, was the first "real" one I owned (besides the teenage clunkers), and I suspect LR can relate. Metallic copper 1967 Mustang, 3-speed, 386 cobra-jet, the only vehicle that almost literally became an extension of my body. I doubt the world has ever created a better automobile. Three days after I made the last payment on the Mustang, it was sitting in front of my house and an LTD came barreling around the corner and tried real hard to crawl into the trunk. It didn't fit…
RainbowGirl
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36 posted 10-18-2000 07:11 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Talking about accidents and bikes....when I was in my late teens my boyfriend at that time had a bike, a bonneville (beauty) and we were traveliing to a country pub and some crazy person changed a road work sign to the opposite direction, next thing I knew I cannonballed into a tree, broke an arm a leg and a few ribs and what did he say "is my bike ok?" lol....my dad wasn't best pleased but thankfully I was wearing a helmet because if I hadn't the impact alone would have killed me and would not have been down to unexperience but some lousy lout who wanted a laugh....it took some time before I could get on another bike but I refused to let fear ground me from a love of being free....same thing happened when travelling in a car one cold November, snow was on the dual carriage way and tracks from previous cars had formed, somehow my car drifted from the track and I ended up on the opposite carriageway a few yards from a roundabout in the wrong....my heart panicked but my skill kept me safe, once clear and on the right track once more I pulled over and was terribly sick....I went on an advanced skid pad one week later...I do love to drive fast but to me the thrill is in the skill not causing mayhem to other drivers...for that reason I will never drive an automatic, I like to drive the beast not have it, drive me...

Did someone say (no names Ron  *g* ) that intercourse tells more than discourse....it truly does..

HUGS
Christopher
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37 posted 10-18-2000 07:21 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Had my share - though the only time I've ever dumped the bike was riding in dirt (and believe me, it hurts... plenty...) Most of the times, I'd bail mid-air, because you just know that you're going to land the bike wrong... and the last thing in the world you want to do is hit nose-first and go flying over the handlebars... hopefully not INTO them... (*ouch*)...

What's REALLY fun, is riding with a friend on back... and popping a wheelie when you take off... Rob won't ride on the back of a bike with me anymore... wonder why...

Ahem - Yeah Cindy - agreed 100% with you - No automatics for this boy... though I do admit that sometimes when I'm stuck in the 580 parking lot on the drive home... an automatic would be kinda nice...  

Hehe - Ron, you can't get 'way with nuthin' 'round here!  
rene
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38 posted 10-18-2000 09:42 PM       View Profile for rene   Email rene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rene

i would love a jag 56 roadster, i have no pot to urinate in nor do i have a window to throw said pot out of
Alle'cram
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39 posted 10-19-2000 11:37 PM       View Profile for Alle'cram   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alle'cram

1966 Mustang, turned it over to our oldest son this year (for storage-yeah, right!)..
white with black leather....!  this other junk here is to boring to mention.
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40 posted 10-23-2000 04:18 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Hmmmm....
For me, a 97 Ford Contour which only had only 23,000 miles on it when we bought it last year.  Don't know much about cars, but feel that was a good thing.  

For him, a 97 Nissan Kingcab pickup. I'm ready to trade the stupid thing in, blow it  up, sell it, or something.  

I would like to trade the truck in for one of those newer looking Explorer type vechicles (I'm a female..c'mon..don't know the actual term for those kinds)    I used to want the Nissan Pathfinder, but compared to the newer ones those look cheap to me.  

If I could have it one day, I've thought for a while now that I'd like a Jag. I don't know what year. I know the new ones look fine, but the old ones probably run better.  

ERIN: Don't feel bad. TRUST ME! Get your liscense when YOU are comfortable getting them.  I believe I was 20 when I finally got mine.  

Angel
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41 posted 10-23-2000 11:53 PM       View Profile for Angel   Email Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angel

Me? I'm a teenager, too. I have an '88 Honda Civic. It gets me where I need to go. What I really want someday? A 1967 Chevy Corvette Roadster with a 427/435 tripowered big block engine in candy apple red metal flake. Completely customized. I could get into sooooooo much more detail. I won't though because now I'm rambling...but that is a SWEET car  .

I'm done now.

~Susie


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~Cinderella


Elizabeth Cor
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42 posted 10-24-2000 06:18 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Cor   Email Elizabeth Cor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Cor

A bike(the pedal kind)! No, I'm not kidding... Ever heard of a StumpJumper? Gets me everywhere I need to go! Well, except up over the Rockies.. in which case we take my honey's little 2000 Civic (manual  ).
If I HAD to pick a car it would be one of the new hybrids(half electric/half fuel).

Trevor: did my Dad sell you that chariot?

~ Beth does a wheelie

P.S. Liz doesn't drive EITHER? must be an Elizabeth thing...
  




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RainbowGirl
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43 posted 10-24-2000 08:54 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Anyone read about the lastest car to be designed, it carries a woman, sometimes more than one (in case they run out of breath)..LOL

"Designers unveil air-powered car

Car designers in France say they have produced a vehicle that runs on air and costs just 10p for 60 miles.

The piston power engine of the e.Volution car is powered by the release of compressed air stored in tanks underneath the car. Drivers will be able to plug the vehicle into any electrical power source to fill it up.

The car is being unveiled at the Auto Africa Expo 2000 in Johannesburg. It will be built in France and is expected to be on sale later this year for around £6,700.

The car - which looks like a small minibus - is based on pioneering technology by former F1 engineer Guy Negre, the BBC reports.

Last updated: 16:15 Tuesday 24th October 2000."

Ooops
Christopher
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44 posted 10-27-2000 11:25 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Cindy - Do you have a link for that? I'd love to see it!

HUSG
Ron K. Fox
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45 posted 10-28-2000 12:41 PM       View Profile for Ron K. Fox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ron K. Fox

At night I take the black, turbo charged vehicle with the fins on the back and the bat emblem on the front...darn...I almost gave up my identity again...excuse me a moment, alfred calling, ok...ah, yes, a 98 jeep cheerokee, and sometimes my wife's benz.  but only when i'm good.
 
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