Diesel, manual, RWD, 9 speed forward and 3 speed reverse.
Ain't that oppo/jalop or what ?
Grease monkey, master of none.
@tripper On a related note, Ferrari signaled their intention to keep on working on external combustion engines.
@krustywantout I agree with you on the double standard between alcohol and pott, but what is really stupid, as a professional or athlete, is to not know or understand the rules of your profession.
When you work hard to reach that once in a lifetime goal (ok, once every four years), it's silly not to prepare for the tests and anti-doping measures.
I rode my bike to work this morning. New to me, but a well-seasoned and thoughtfully upgraded V Strom 1000 that’s been around the block a few times. Big and tall and heavy thing, it takes some focus and respect to take it out of the garage, from its parking spot with the other bikes, squeezed past the truck and the tractor. Not well awake, a bit behind on schedule, no breakfast, mind already onto work stuff, not enjoying the moment, not in a state of “flow” as they say.
The big twin purrs and settles in its quiet idle, I get out onto the dirt road, uneasy about the torque/limited traction combination. Hit the pavement, open up to get my place in the morning traffic, everything feels rigid, stiff, I’m not in my place, it’s too early, the bike and I don’t talk to each other. The highway turns into freeway, HOV lane, the engine reminds its sporty TL1000 roots and pulls like a freight train, but let’s keep an eye on the troopers, and still no flow. The twin buzzes the handlebar, right hand cramping, c’mon … you can do better. Nope. Fly past the traffic, growl through a tunnel, the morning commuters drive like sh%t, I’m still stiff and stressed. A long left sweeper, and oh … it’s coming back … lean into it, I’m on a rail, nothing is stiff anymore, a massive wave of torque to erase the traffic, I’m in the flow, I remember why I love riding so much.
@cb Correct. Also, with all these 9 gears, it qualifies as a F&F racecar.
Darkbrador does remember
@snakesm13 that’s not the screen a friend gets. And if course he can’t insert a screenshot of his screen since he doesn’t knows how to do it.
@someoneatacura how does one upload a photo from their iPhone ? Asking for a friend …