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« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2016, 10:08:05 PM »



Of course the only thing I really care about is when I can use a stick shift again.  That's what really sucks.  Screw this bike thing, but cars?  DO NOT PISS ME OFF!   Evil

Stick shift cars - at least a little like riding a bike  Grin

My little GTI lets me pass those darn cagers too!  Cool
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« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2016, 10:11:27 AM »

Stick shift cars - at least a little like riding a bike  Grin

My little GTI lets me pass those darn cagers too!  Cool

You know what I'm talkin' about   Evil
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« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2016, 02:25:48 PM »

I miss my manual...   Cry Cry Cry  Ford dropped manuals for the F250/350's like GM did... I'll have to go to a Dodge if I want a stick.  vomit
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« Reply #48 on: December 04, 2016, 04:26:22 PM »

I'll have to go to a Dodge if I want a stick.  vomit

Dodge, don't you mean Plymouth?  Evil Cheesy
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« Reply #49 on: December 05, 2016, 10:03:21 AM »

I miss my manual...   Cry Cry Cry  Ford dropped manuals for the F250/350's like GM did... I'll have to go to a Dodge if I want a stick.  vomit

OK, talking trucks - we had a 1988 Chevy S-10 4x4 single cab with a manual.  We lived in Colorado at the time ('87 - '91).  That was a fun truck.  No motor to speak of but it could go anywhere.  Little mountain goat. 'Course you had to carry a dozen sacks of sand in the bed to get the whole thing to really work  bang head

Good times  laughingdp 

It was very reliable because it was about as sophisticated as a brick so we kept it for a long time and I'm fairly certain it was one of the cheapest vehicles we've ever owned.
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« Reply #50 on: December 05, 2016, 01:59:59 PM »

Sounds like my Ford/Mazda 4x4  ute.
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« Reply #51 on: December 05, 2016, 02:20:57 PM »

OK, talking trucks - we had a 1988 Chevy S-10 4x4 single cab with a manual.  We lived in Colorado at the time ('87 - '91).  That was a fun truck.  No motor to speak of but it could go anywhere.  Little mountain goat. 'Course you had to carry a dozen sacks of sand in the bed to get the whole thing to really work  bang head

Good times  laughingdp 

It was very reliable because it was about as sophisticated as a brick so we kept it for a long time and I'm fairly certain it was one of the cheapest vehicles we've ever owned.


It's funny... I was stationed at Fort Carson about the same time.  I was drooling over the S10... a stripped I-4 S-10 was $4000, a real bargain!  ...but, I knew I couldn't afford it, and I probably would have destroyed it in pretty short order trying to 4-wheel it.  As it was, I bought a used Honda XL250R and beat that to death, instead.

Oddly enough, I wound up buying a new '96 S-10... it was a fun little truck, but that gutless I-4 motor... 

The day I brought it home:



I put a 10-speaker, 600w stereo in it... all stuffed inside that little cubicle... which is probably why my hearing isn't very good these days.
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« Reply #52 on: December 18, 2016, 09:02:48 AM »

I miss my manual...   Cry Cry Cry  Ford dropped manuals for the F250/350's like GM did... I'll have to go to a Dodge if I want a stick.  vomit
We had a 1979 F250 with a manual 4 speed.  We never used 1st gear unless we were crawling up a hill or mowing down the jungles of Venezuela.  I think we got 3-5 miles per gallon but the gas in Venezuela was 30 cents a gallon so we didn't give a shit.
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« Reply #53 on: December 18, 2016, 10:14:05 AM »

We had a 1979 F250 with a manual 4 speed.  We never used 1st gear unless we were crawling up a hill or mowing down the jungles of Venezuela.  I think we got 3-5 miles per gallon but the gas in Venezuela was 30 cents a gallon so we didn't give a shit.

Even my '99 V-10 had a pretty low 1st gear, I normally started in 2nd.  The diesels had 6-speeds in them (I think) with a true granny low.

When I drove big trucks, I would normally start out in 3rd or even sometimes 4th, unless the load called for it.  Then there were the times I would slip the clutch... starting in 5th, skip-shift to 9th and be done.   laughingdp
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« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2017, 07:36:35 PM »


Alrighty then!  The bills for my Arkansas adventure keep comin' in and up until today my most favorite bill was for $4,000.00 which had just  *rented* the operating theater for my leg surgery (So, doin' the math: 4 hrs of surgery = $1,000.00/hr just for the space  bang head  That doesn't include the surgeon, nurses, anesthesiologist, band aids or titanium).

But today we got the bill for 2 (two) Care Flight rides across the fine state of Arkansas (and yes, I could see out of the chopper and the state is fineā€¦)   Would anyone like to guess what the cost for those two deals ran?

Let's just say I'm glad we've paid our insurance premiums all these years and we'd already met our medical deductible  Shots



But for anyone keeping track at home, the answer to, What does two helicopter rides in Arkansas costs? is 36,000.00 USD.
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« Reply #55 on: January 03, 2017, 08:21:21 PM »

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« Reply #56 on: January 04, 2017, 06:25:31 AM »

I hope you got a first-class seat out of that, and not just a window seat.
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« Reply #57 on: January 04, 2017, 10:46:50 AM »

Yiikes!!

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« Reply #58 on: January 13, 2017, 02:40:06 AM »

dammit, I was gonna peg it at $20k per ride. 
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« Reply #59 on: February 20, 2017, 10:13:16 AM »

^ What I had guessed also.
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