This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Bear Bibeault wrote:LOL! Actually, when I picked up the MX-5 last year, I jokingly called it my Midlife-Crisis-Mobile.
When I bought my red Mustang GT convertible, I told my wife I needed either that car or a young blonde. My wife agreed that the car was fine.
Riding a bike is totally different than driving in a car. Tons more fun. It can make even commuting to work enjoyable. Back in the olden days, they sold lots of small, easy to handle bikes, suitable to rookie riders. These days, there is much less to chose from. And the performance of the sport bikes has increased to the point that none of them are suitable for beginners. A 600cc sportbike is more than fast enough to get you into serious trouble.
I know, as far as sport bikes go, Honda and Kawasaki make 250cc bikes that I've heard are pretty good for starters (CBR250R and Ninja 250R, respectively). I'm looking to get one this year, and one of those 2 are what I'm looking at for a starter bike.
When I die, I want people to look at me and say "Yeah, he might have been crazy, but that was one zarkin frood that knew where his towel was."
John Todd wrote:Is driving a muscle car (Mustang, Shelby, Challenger and Camaro) more difficult than driving a normal car since a muscle car has a big front part?
All muscle cars have big, heavy engines up front and rear wheel drive. Most of the time, this is what you want. But in the snow, and even in the rain, it can be a handful. Stepping on the gas hard on dry pavement will light up the rear tires. Doing so in the wet, will cause useless wheel-spin. Do this in a corner, and the rear of the car will pass the front. This is usually a bad thing (tm).
I live on the top of a hill. When it snows, I parked the mustang at the bottom of the hill and walked up to my house (about two blocks) as there was no way that the mustang was going to climb the hill.
I believe that driving fast with an American-style muscle car is more challenging than driving fast in a pocket rocket such as some of the Subaru and Honda models. But challenge is why one buys the car, otherwise, you can always get a Toyota Camery.
No matter what, driving something like a Honda Hurricane 600 stupidly will get you in far more danger than driving a Mustang GT stupidly. Doing it in either is pretty dumb.
W. Joe Smith wrote:I know, as far as sport bikes go, Honda and Kawasaki make 250cc bikes that I've heard are pretty good for starters (CBR250R and Ninja 250R, respectively). I'm looking to get one this year, and one of those 2 are what I'm looking at for a starter bike.
Are sports bike good for office commute as one may need to carry laptop?
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Depending upon city vs highway, anywhere from 35 to 45 mpg.
Do you drive them on freeways? or motorcycles are just for city roads.