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  1. trailhugger

    trailhugger Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Administrator

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    Maybe when it's your day, it's your day.
     
  2. drkelly

    drkelly Dipstick who put two vehicles on jack stands

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    Nepal sold too many climbing permits. They need to limit the number of permits issued per time frame. They don't care though, they got their money.
     
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  3. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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  4. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    I don’t disagree, but watched a documentary about the mountain last year. There are only 5-10 days a year that are good enough weather to reach the top.


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  5. junkxj

    junkxj Well poop!!!!!

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    There are actually many more days than that the mtn can be climbed, but those historically are the best weather days.
     
  6. Stuntman Autoworks

    Stuntman Autoworks Instigator of things

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    It has been climbed in the winter also.
     
  7. Atla

    Atla Pew Pew! Vroom Vroom!

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    Nothing about climbing a mountain appeals to me. Especially one with a wait, because personally I can barely stand waiting in line in Walmart.

    If I was trapped at the upper tip of the world, waiting in the freezing cold for a dozen hours, I'd start tossing people off that rock to speed up the process.
     
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  8. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    Well, Mr. President, is now going to give you 15% Ethanol gas, Year round. Even though EPA "Had" it outlawed, do to it causing pollution, & "Had" the summer & winter blends, to counter pollution! Gee, & I thought Ethanol was Suppose to be Clean. He's just trying to keep the Farmers vote, as they will be selling more corn. EPA? Naw, poutus tossed out all their rules, over the past 2 years. Lets go back to the Good ol Days, like when we had Tailpipe Sniffers, & High Ozone days!
     
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  9. a_kelley

    a_kelley mechanical fixer

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    15% ethanol is a death sentence for all small engine equipment, and older cars is why I thought they had ditched it...
     
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  10. No fries

    No fries Well-Known Member

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    Yea, I agree,
    I use tru fuel in equipment that doesn't get used much amd needs mixing, and ethanol free from QT for my jeep and mower.

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  11. Blkvoodoo

    Blkvoodoo professionally useless Moderator

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    50:1 mix non ethanol gas in any small engine that sits, I keep it in my generator and pressure washer, haven't had issue yet. Have friends up north that store their snow blowers the same way.
    No smoke when running, can't tell once up to operating temp.
     
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  12. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    I know several guys, through my Brother, that like Him, have Classic cars & such. Many of them buy the cheap gas, but add a small amount of Oil to it. Weather it be 30W, ATF, 2 cycle mix, just something to lube the carb, & resist corrosion in the gas tank. Just not enough to smoke!
     
  13. benXJ

    benXJ Well-Known Member

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    Do you think your government cares about old cars? Obama tried to get all of them crushed and the current push is for electric cars and driverless tech. Old cars will be regulated off the roads soon.

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  14. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    I have this debate with my co workers often. Regulated? Sure. Off the road for good? No way. Too many miles of road in this country where people need to go that cannot/won’t be mapped.

    I suppose they can make drivers licenses more expensive. Similar to a pilots license?


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  15. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    I’m with you they may be able to do it near big cities and interstates but after traveling out west and getting off the main roads. You could go hundreds of miles on gravel and never see another car.
    Our country is just to large to take away it all.


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  16. benXJ

    benXJ Well-Known Member

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    Well I guess they can't stop you actually driving an old car on the road, short of taking it from you, but you won't be able to to do it legally. It won't happen overnight, in very small increments so the masses won't even notice or care.

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  17. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Lawmakers as well as the loudest squeakers FOR laws are city-folk. It's amazing how sheltered and arrogant they are. Completely oblivious to any kind of lifestyle OUTSIDE of somewhere that public transportation is a given.

    Watching Car vs America this weekend was a prime example of that very mindset and ignorance. This short clip of 2 city nerds experiencing offroad for the first time is down right scary, given their platform
     
  18. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    hell i grew up in the back woods and a gravel main road till i was 15. and i thought we were out there. went out west to work and you get off the interstate and halfway down the ramp it turns to gravel, and is gravel all through town. it really is way different, i cant imagine what someone from LA or New York would think
     
  19. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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  20. trailhugger

    trailhugger Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Administrator

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    I guessed right. :lol: SMDH
     
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  22. Loganwayne

    Loganwayne #BTL

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    CasterTroy Motarded

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  24. grapehead

    grapehead Well-Known Member

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    do cop killer bullets work on regular people too, or just on cops?
     
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  25. YotaOnRocks

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    "Wright fired as many as 12 shots from an allegedly stolen automatic pistol with a 20-bullet clip Sunday night."

    "The bullets are a special ammunition that travels twice as fast as regular bullets, he said."

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