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Bleh! tongue.gif Stupid Z28... I'm going by and getting the ZL1 tomorrow, and for 48k OtD. It's stripped to the bone, or at least it is compared to other modern cars. No Nav, stereo, or any optional equipment of any kind, not even factory floor mats (I'll throw some black rubber ones from Autozone in there). We'll see what we can get out of it with software.


As if by a miracle, someone claimed the chipmunk/chihuahua hybrid my wife found, we put up flyers at the local vet and animal shelter. My wife may be disappointed, but I can't say I'm sorry to see it go, it wasn't housebroken, or even paper trained, so the thing pooped and peed everywhere. I can't stand when a dog will simply let go of its bladder every time you reach down to pet it. Little vermin. rolleyes.gif
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Gosh I thought I was the only one who referred to annoying microcurs as vermin. I feel somewhat vindicated now.

 

Probably better off with the stripper ZL1, From the looks of things chevy was saving all their interior design money for the Vette:cool:

 

Be interested to see some real world numbers for that car when you shake it out.

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On the Z28: You can put lipstick and Nikes on a pig, but it will still say "oink".

I suspect that once you get it, you will say it is amazing for the price - but after a week or so, you won't want to drive it anymore. The seat position will be annoying, the visibility over the nose will be annoying, the dash layout will be annoying, the pedal position will be annoying, the blind spots will be annoying, etc, etc. In other words, it won't be a car you actually want to live with, because all the little things that aren't on the performance spec sheets will be disappointing. It's the American way... wink.gif
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Headphones, amps, and cars. Oh my!

My wife is becoming unreasonable. She doesn't mind new CDs or LPs, it's the arrival of headphones, speakers, amps, and the like that irritates her. You know, the things that take up space. I asked her about it and she just said, "you don't need more stuff". She calls all my audio equipment "clutter" and says it's a waste of money. Now, I'm semi-retired, we have no financial problems, a large home, no kids, but for some reason she's getting hostile over new gear. I keep it organized, all of my stuff is neatly arranged in the family/audio/HT room and the "overflow" goes in my workshop space in the basement, it's not like it's laying all over the house or where company can normally see it. Also, she constantly reminds me of my hobby budget, but I usually stay under it. In fact, I went a whole year where I barely spent any at all out of it, so the money had been building up.

The other day I mentioned that I wanted to pickup a set of T1s, and she asked how much they were. I told her ~$1000 and she hit the roof and said that was stupid. I'd call her somewhat frugal, but she isn't cheap. If she wants something, like her new $1500 sewing machine, she sees that as practical and will buy it in a heartbeat.

I thought it was because I was spending more time with my hobbies, but I started making myself available and hanging out more and she still goes off. Then I thought it was because I hadn't been spending much on her, but getting her flowers and gifts doesn't seem to make much of a difference either. I recently suggested talking with someone, maybe getting some marriage counseling, and she said I just needed to stop collecting "junk". The thing is, she knew I was a hardcore audio guy when she married me, but now it's like she just wants me to change and not pursue what I enjoy. I'm starting to get pissed.

I suppose I'm at a loss. Anyone here experience this? Got any ideas how to smooth this out?
 

Late coming to this thread. But wow, sounds a lot like my wife! Only she also hates my cd collection!

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She doesn't care anymore, doesn't even arch an eyebrow. Setting up the mancave was the key there, with her, out of sight is absolutely out of mind.
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For those of you who would really like a Mclaren but.....

 

Or if you're just looking for a great excuse to get some exercise and show off a little:wink_face:

 

 

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/inside-mclaren-and-its-partnership-with-specialized-39405/

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so it was -40f here. not wind chill either.  my neighbor showed me the proper usage of the lp700 in this weather. admittedly he drives better than I and does not mind a half million loss. I stuck to the land cruiser.. I was thinking about the zr1 but the z06 looks nice now. I would probably hate it coming from more refined super cars. i will probably just go get a McLaren now.

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For those of you who would really like a Mclaren but.....

Or if you're just looking for a great excuse to get some exercise and show off a little:wink_face:


http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/inside-mclaren-and-its-partnership-with-specialized-39405/

There'll be a "budget" McLaren available in a year, it'll start at less than $200k.
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There'll be a "budget" McLaren available in a year, it'll start at less than $200k.


I'll have to make do with a two wheeled variety. Need something to replace my Rockhopper Sport that got flattened by the 92 year old lady.

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did you actually mean $200,000($200k) for the bicycle? seriously? my colnago is a great bike and less than 10 grand. anyways I was thinking more of a "p1" in automobile form.

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I don't know anything about bicycles, but the USA HQ for Giant is just down the road from me (about 25 miles away).
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well giant makes a very nice bike for like 11 grand and it is state of the art. I don't see how a bike can be 200 grand. unless it was special for lance(don't go there I still like him).

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I have an Orbea team replica for serious rides and a Specialized Tarmac Elite for casual cruises. I didn't know there were so many cyclists on Head-Fi.

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I have an Orbea team replica for serious rides and a Specialized Tarmac Elite for casual cruises. I didn't know there were so many cyclists on Head-Fi.


Most of us have to ride cause we spent all our car money on Headphone Zhit.:D

 

How are you liking the Orbea?

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Most of us have to ride cause we spent all our car money on Headphone Zhit.:D

 

How are you liking the Orbea?

It's actually quite great. I was a little worried about build quality before testing it because Orbea isn't a big shop like Specialized, Giant, or Cervelo, but I've been rewarded. It's actually a lot more comfortable than I could've asked for, and my average speed on rides has been higher than ever.

 

I bought used, so the bike is a couple years old. It doesn't quite have the edge anymore on other current replica offerings, but it's more than enough for my needs. I don't race, but I love going fast.

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