MikeT

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  1. July's new cars, so far:

    4599397, Carrosserie 11945, Cabriolet Injection 1967, Rouge China 1135, Cuir Noir 2000, A vendre Juillet 2019, 43.000 Euros@ GARAGE THOMAS SPIRIT, SAINT-SEVER FRANCE

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    6800093, Carrosserie 12810, Coupé Injection 1967, Beige Métallisé, Cuir Noir 2000, For sale July 2019, 59,900 Euros, rebuilt and restored, RIEGELSBERG GERMANY

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    4599442, Cabriolet Injection, 14 octobre 1966, Actuellement elle est toute démontée et sablée - pas de photos, SARTROUVILLE FRANCE

    Total : 2336 !


  2. Just finished the Granfondo Axel Merckx today.  It was the least prepared I've been in 9 years riding the event with only 600 km of riding since the start of April - longest ride at one time: 52 km - so the 160 km was a tall order. 

     

    I rode within my capabilities and finished. 

     

    My riding partner (brother-in-law) is more fit (I am 110 kg) but he too hadn't trained much this year.  Plus one his Cervélo R5's jockey wheels went bad (it's not an old bike!) and he needed three mechanical sessions at service areas to limp it home.

     

    Nice to have the 9 under the belt!  Next year I will be in a different age category.....


  3. 5 hours ago, Yinzer said:

    If we didn't live in such neoliberal times where corporations rule governments, there would be government investigations of this matter.

     Interesting post.  But I would call that scenario fascism.

     

    If even half of what you posted is correct, it's frigging atrocious.

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  4. Driving the car hard is not the problem, it is turbo abuse, like shutting the car down with a red hot turbo.  For example, after a massive hillclimb.  Let it idle for a  couple of minutes or after a hard run, so it can cool down.  These are old school non-water cooled units so the bearings will coke up and create problems if they're shut down really hot.


  5. Tonight Izzy, Alex, Sandy and I got together at 6 PM for a nice dinner at the Crow and Gate pub in Cedar BC.  They could not bring their unique Canada 1 coupé because it requires a new turbo, but all the same we had a nice dinner (if a bit late in coming, the joint was jumping!) and chat.  Enjoy the rest of your trip, Izzy and Alex!

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