Random thing you love right now that doesn't deserve its own thread

Tanglebones wrote:

Not really; the battery can apparently hold up to 300 miles in a charge, so it'd be more like that one two-week stretch you forget to charge

That assumes a short commute and no road trip vacations.

Yellek wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Not really; the battery can apparently hold up to 300 miles in a charge, so it'd be more like that one two-week stretch you forget to charge

That assumes a short commute and no road trip vacations. :)

For me that, totally valid. My commute is 7.6 mi each way (15.2 round trip). Even now I only fill up once every 2 - 2.5 weeks or so.

Yellek wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Not really; the battery can apparently hold up to 300 miles in a charge, so it'd be more like that one two-week stretch you forget to charge

That assumes a short commute and no road trip vacations. :)

It was in response to a 40 mile round trip commute '

Also, if you don't stop for a piss break after 250-ish miles, your bladder is made of sterner stuff than mine!

Tanglebones wrote:
Yellek wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Not really; the battery can apparently hold up to 300 miles in a charge, so it'd be more like that one two-week stretch you forget to charge

That assumes a short commute and no road trip vacations. :)

It was in response to a 40 mile round trip commute '

Also, if you don't stop for a piss break after 250-ish miles, your bladder is made of sterner stuff than mine!

I think the issue is still how long the recharge takes. I have to stop around every 300 miles now to gas up, but how long does the the recharge take compared to filling the tank?

Ugh, if you have to commute more than 40 miles per day, I would think that a move should be a priority. I saw a model S the other day. It's a beautiful car even though it seems that they didn't have Lotus helping this time according to Wikipedia.

Yellek wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
Yellek wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Not really; the battery can apparently hold up to 300 miles in a charge, so it'd be more like that one two-week stretch you forget to charge

That assumes a short commute and no road trip vacations. :)

It was in response to a 40 mile round trip commute '

Also, if you don't stop for a piss break after 250-ish miles, your bladder is made of sterner stuff than mine!

I think the issue is still how long the recharge takes. I have to stop around every 300 miles now to gas up, but how long does the the recharge take compared to filling the tank?

Yeesh, I feel like a salesperson now

30 minutes gets a half-charge (150 miles or so), 60 for the full charge. Again, not as efficient for a cross-country trip, but not brutal either, IMO.

NSMike wrote:

A local deli called Mr Zub's. They have sandwiches themed after movies. I had The Duke for lunch today. The Duke - Roast beef, onion rings, jalapenos, bacon, cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce on a hoagie bun.

Dang, that sandwich sounds amazing. May have to make a run south for lunch this weekend...

Tanglebones wrote:
Yellek wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
Yellek wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Not really; the battery can apparently hold up to 300 miles in a charge, so it'd be more like that one two-week stretch you forget to charge

That assumes a short commute and no road trip vacations. :)

It was in response to a 40 mile round trip commute '

Also, if you don't stop for a piss break after 250-ish miles, your bladder is made of sterner stuff than mine!

I think the issue is still how long the recharge takes. I have to stop around every 300 miles now to gas up, but how long does the the recharge take compared to filling the tank?

Yeesh, I feel like a salesperson now

30 minutes gets a half-charge (150 miles or so), 60 for the full charge. Again, not as efficient for a cross-country trip, but not brutal either, IMO.

Heh, brutal for my tastes. Our annual trip to florida is over 600 miles. Stopping twice to refuel would turn a 9-10 hour trip into 11-13. Fine for local driving but that's it for me.

I used to do ~220 mile trips way too often, I hated when people needed to stop.

Yellek wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
Yellek wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:
Yellek wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Not really; the battery can apparently hold up to 300 miles in a charge, so it'd be more like that one two-week stretch you forget to charge

That assumes a short commute and no road trip vacations. :)

It was in response to a 40 mile round trip commute '

Also, if you don't stop for a piss break after 250-ish miles, your bladder is made of sterner stuff than mine!

I think the issue is still how long the recharge takes. I have to stop around every 300 miles now to gas up, but how long does the the recharge take compared to filling the tank?

Yeesh, I feel like a salesperson now

30 minutes gets a half-charge (150 miles or so), 60 for the full charge. Again, not as efficient for a cross-country trip, but not brutal either, IMO.

Heh, brutal for my tastes. Our annual trip to florida is over 600 miles. Stopping twice to refuel would turn a 9-10 hour trip into 11-13. Fine for local driving but that's it for me.

Honestly, if I had one of these guys, I'd probably rent a gas car for trips that are 400+ miles. On the other hand, if I had one, I'd also have about $60k of disposable income, so my time/money woes would be much less serious

Tanglebones wrote:

Honestly, if I had one of these guys, I'd probably rent a gas car for trips that are 400+ miles. On the other hand, if I had one, I'd also have about $60k of disposable income, so my time/money woes would be much less serious

Ha! Yeah, also, the car has nothing immediate to do with being environmentally friendly. Sure, it's a great trend that will lead to a more environmentally friendly future (same with all electrics), but that is about it for now.

Tesla cars are about being awesome. A sedan that does a 5.6 second 0-60? Sign me up. [size=8]once I make a decent amount of money.[/size]

tuffalobuffalo wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Honestly, if I had one of these guys, I'd probably rent a gas car for trips that are 400+ miles. On the other hand, if I had one, I'd also have about $60k of disposable income, so my time/money woes would be much less serious

Ha! Yeah, also, the car has nothing immediate to do with being environmentally friendly. Sure, it's a great trend that will lead to a more environmentally friendly future (same with all electrics), but that is about it for now.

Tesla cars are about being awesome. A sedan that does a 5.6 second 0-60? Sign me up. [size=8]once I make a decent amount of money.[/size]

4.4 for the performance model

By the way, what was your impression on the quality of the Model S? Did it feel like you were sitting in a BWM or Mercedes or were there cheap aspects to it?

Tanglebones wrote:

4.4 for the performance model

I don't really keep up with cars too much these days. That's fricking crazy.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

By the way, what was your impression on the quality of the Model S? Did it feel like you were sitting in a BWM or Mercedes or were there cheap aspects to it?

Last time I was in a BMW or Mercedes, I was in High School, and it was an old-ish one, so I can't really give you an exact approximation. Pretty much everything I saw felt luxurious, though. The thing that really blew us away from a design standpoint were the retracting door handles. I'd be curious to see if they still work when iced over, though.

Tanglebones wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

By the way, what was your impression on the quality of the Model S? Did it feel like you were sitting in a BWM or Mercedes or were there cheap aspects to it?

Last time I was in a BMW or Mercedes, I was in High School, and it was an old-ish one, so I can't really give you an exact approximation. Pretty much everything I saw felt luxurious, though. The thing that really blew us away from a design standpoint were the retracting door handles. I'd be curious to see if they still work when iced over, though.

Whoa! I was just looking at the website. That handle thing is rad. I remember someone comparing the computer industry to the car industry and the amount of innovation and progress made was just ridiculously poor by the auto industry in comparison. It's great to see the auto industry actually innovating finally. Hurray for technology! I suppose that's the random thing I love at the moment.

Tangle, have you looked at the Fisker Karma? It doesn't quite have the performance of the Tesla S (6+ sec 0-60), but I think it's got everything else in the cool/clever/hippie categories (apart from the fires). (Though I'll say there are two Karmas in Vancouver and I've never seen either one on fire.)

Gravey wrote:

Tangle, have you looked at the Fisker Karma? It doesn't quite have the performance of the Tesla S (6+ sec 0-60), but I think it's got everything else in the cool/clever/hippie categories (apart from the fires). (Though I'll say there are two Karmas in Vancouver and I've never seen either one on fire.)

Nah; seeing the Tesla was more or less a coincidence; we were at the mall already for the Container Store, and popped in.

Realizing that I can get something purely because I want it. This hit me while out running errands the other day, and it's still hard to fully wrap my brain around. We don't have to scrape together every penny just to make sure we have food in the house, and I can treat myself with something without feeling guilty. Most of the 'treats' have been miscellaneous things for the house that most people have (like a microwave) but it's still a nice feeling.

Oh man, the in-laws live 301 miles away...

McIrishJihad wrote:

Oh man, the in-laws live 301 miles away...

You know you want one. It would be the perfect excuse not to visit the in-laws.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Ugh, if you have to commute more than 40 miles per day, I would think that a move should be a priority. I saw a model S the other day. It's a beautiful car even though it seems that they didn't have Lotus helping this time according to Wikipedia.

It's 20 there, then 20 back. So about 25-30 minutes in the car on the highway. I used to do 40 miles each way, heading INTO Boston, which took 90-120 minutes each way.

I find that if I'm closer to work, it cuts down on my ability to have fun on the motorcycle during the warm months. When I take the bike, I've got a route that is 40 miles but filled with tons of fun roads.

I'd love to be able to walk to work, but outside any of the large towns/cities (with perfect placement for my office) it's really hard to have a walkable commute.

McIrishJihad wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Ugh, if you have to commute more than 40 miles per day, I would think that a move should be a priority. I saw a model S the other day. It's a beautiful car even though it seems that they didn't have Lotus helping this time according to Wikipedia.

It's 20 there, then 20 back. So about 25-30 minutes in the car on the highway. I used to do 40 miles each way, heading INTO Boston, which took 90-120 minutes each way.

I find that if I'm closer to work, it cuts down on my ability to have fun on the motorcycle during the warm months. When I take the bike, I've got a route that is 40 miles but filled with tons of fun roads.

I'd love to be able to walk to work, but outside any of the large towns/cities (with perfect placement for my office) it's really hard to have a walkable commute.

Commuting is rough but an understandable situation. I recently had to ride the bus 1.5-2 hours per direction to work which was terrible for a year or two. Fortunately, we now have a second office right by my and a coworker's house. My walk to work is now 5 minutes. I am so fortunate. My quality of life has gone up immensely.

I wish I had a motorcycle.

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I wish I had a motorcycle. :)

DOOOOOO IIIIIIIIT!

So worth it! My QoL went up immensely when I got my bike. And because I have a nice route to get to work, I'm not like a bunch of my riding friends who "only get out once a month". I'm usually on the thing 4 or 5 times a week.

McIrishJihad wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I wish I had a motorcycle. :)

DOOOOOO IIIIIIIIT!

So worth it! My QoL went up immensely when I got my bike. And because I have a nice route to get to work, I'm not like a bunch of my riding friends who "only get out once a month". I'm usually on the thing 4 or 5 times a week.

Since I don't need a vehicle, I've thought about it. I need to go take one of the classes to get an endorsement. I had a little old honda scooter once. It was a blast trying to get that thing to go over 50 mph going downhill. I can only imagine how much more fun a motorcycle would be.

My other plan at the moment is to get a Miata after working on some financial stuff over this year. It's the more practical alternative to a motorcycle. At any rate, I'll get something fun to drive/ride at some point.

Motorcycles are great. I love mine. My wife loves mine.

You can get into a decent bike for $3k and another couple hundred in gear. And a course shouldn't be more than a few hundred bucks (and you get to learn on someone else's bike that is expected to get dropped).

It's totally fine to fall in love with Ducatis and Harleys, but start with something used and work your way up.

McIrishJihad wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I wish I had a motorcycle. :)

DOOOOOO IIIIIIIIT!

So worth it! My QoL went up immensely when I got my bike. And because I have a nice route to get to work, I'm not like a bunch of my riding friends who "only get out once a month". I'm usually on the thing 4 or 5 times a week.

Feel free to necro, depending on your final choice...

m0nk3yboy wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:
tuffalobuffalo wrote:

I wish I had a motorcycle. :)

DOOOOOO IIIIIIIIT!

So worth it! My QoL went up immensely when I got my bike. And because I have a nice route to get to work, I'm not like a bunch of my riding friends who "only get out once a month". I'm usually on the thing 4 or 5 times a week.

Feel free to necro, depending on your final choice... ;)

You mean like this?

The Stanley FatMax Utility Bar. I spent the long weekend demolishing a kitchen and this thing is my new best friend.

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