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Old 11-18-2011, 10:12 PM   #3316
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I keep saying "Poor Ed" too but he's the one running around without a jacket.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:17 PM   #3317
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:22 PM   #3318
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... Texan by choice... I hauled a patient to the twin cities a few years ago... In early Jan. We landed, loaded him into the ambulance and went to the hospital... While working on a patient, I almost never noticed weather conditions... And never wore a coat... Ever...

So, we get back to the airport and the plane had been moved... I asked the guy at the private terminal, and he points about a mile down the ramp... So, my partner and I headed out... I had on a short sleeved shirt.... We picked the pt up in Cozumel...I think we made it about thirty yards and turned around and sprinted back inside... The guy at the counter was laughing... He wished one of his friends had been there so he could bet how far we would make it... Then proceeded to tell us it was 30 below zero... I didn't think it really got that cold anywhere...
This made me laugh! 30 below is quite cold. I have the video camera ready so I can capture his reactions. It should be pretty comical when the weather really sets in.

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Sounds like rocks in the under carriage at 0:40.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:31 PM   #3319
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This is the best one I've seen that shows the heel toe-down shifting.

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Old 11-18-2011, 10:34 PM   #3320
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Poor ED!!!

I'm a southern US guy... born in Tucson, served in San Diego, Live in FL...

I don't do cold... at all.

ever...

LMAO
I'm sooo out of my element here! In Fresno it was real hot and dry during summer. Spring and Fall are gorgeous, and Winter can be foggy, but doesn't last all that long.

Here, it rains all the time like a cow pissin' on a flat rock. I've never seen such large raindrops! It doesn't get as hot, but the sun feels hotter for some reason. The humidity sucks, as do all the mosquitoes, the likes of which I've never seen before! (Fresno used to really go after and kill 'em.) There are no mountains here. Every time I see a hill I get excited before Cyndi, as nice as can be, tells me that it's just a garbage dump that's got grass growing on it. LOL Back there I could get into the San Joaquin River ever day with the dog from late March through Early November. Here there is no water close enough that's good enough to get into. And the roads....I've never seen roads so poorly maintained and designed before. There are huge bumps followed by even bigger potholes all the time. And so much of it is concrete and not asphalt, which I'm not used to. Anyway, winter is going to suck! It's already gotten colder with more wind than I've seen back in California, but at least the mosquitoes are going away.

In any event, I love Cyndi more than I can tell you....But I can't say the same about Michigan!
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:42 PM   #3321
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This made me laugh! 30 below is quite cold. I have the video camera ready so I can capture his reactions. It should be pretty comical when the weather really sets in.



Sounds like rocks in the under carriage at 0:40.
Oh, aren't you sweet! I didn't see this until just now!
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:42 PM   #3322
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This is the best one I've seen that shows the heel toe-down shifting.


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I'm sooo out of my element here! In Fresno it was real hot and dry during summer. Spring and Fall are gorgeous, and Winter can be foggy, but doesn't last all that long.

Here, it rains all the time like a cow pissin' on a flat rock. I've never seen such large raindrops! It doesn't get as hot, but the sun feels hotter for some reason. The humidity sucks, as do all the mosquitoes, the likes of which I've never seen before! (Fresno used to really go after and kill 'em.) There are no mountains here. Every time I see a hill I get excited before Cyndi, as nice as can be, tells me that it's just a garbage dump that's got grass growing on it. LOL Back there I could get into the San Joaquin River ever day with the dog from late March through Early November. Here there is no water close enough that's good enough to get into. And the roads....I've never seen roads so poorly maintained and designed before. There are huge bumps followed by even bigger potholes all the time. And so much of it is concrete and not asphalt, which I'm not used to. Anyway, winter is going to suck! It's already gotten colder with more wind than I've seen back in California, but at least the mosquitoes are going away.

In any event, I love Cyndi more than I can tell you....But I can't say the same about Michigan!
I did tell you about the snow, right?
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:45 PM   #3323
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I did tell you about the snow, right?
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:59 PM   #3325
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You just had to go pull out my Sucker Certificate, didn't you?! If I didn't love you so much, I'd...I'd...I'd...I don't know what, WOMAN!
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:01 PM   #3326
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You just had to go pull out my Sucker Certificate, didn't you?! If I didn't love you so much, I'd...I'd...I'd...I don't know what, WOMAN!

Glad to see you two love birds posting on here again...

Cool (literally) stuff

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Old 11-18-2011, 11:03 PM   #3327
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Glad to see you two love birds posting on here again...

Cool (literally) stuff

Yes, -that is the ultimate certificate !
Thanks. We missed you too.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:22 PM   #3328
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Thanks. We missed you too.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:16 AM   #3329
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Downshifts require a catch can with FI. Do you have one?
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You can teach me the heel and toe shift one day... Not much call for it in a straight line... But could still prove useful...
you want to heel-toe in a straight line because you don't want to be downshifting in the middle of a turn. too easy to break the rear end loose

...oh wait - you meant drag racing

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...I love driving this way. Barefoot always worked best for me but there are some nice driving shoes out there too.
ouch the pedals in my car ain't very conducive to barefoot driving - not even stock ones


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This is the best one I've seen that shows the heel toe-down shifting.

if the camaro clutch engages/releases as high as i remember, he's working the clutch really slow, it seems
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ouch the pedals in my car ain't very conducive to barefoot driving - not even stock ones


if the camaro clutch engages/releases as high as i remember, he's working the clutch really slow, it seems
No, I won't be driving barefoot with pedals like that.

I think the way he is driving is for effect in the video. It would be nice to see him driving all out too, but it wouldn't make for a good instructional video.
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good point. the best way i learned was to watch a couple videos like this & then just go out & do it. start off by just sitting in neutral & practice just pressing the brake with the ball of your foot. when that feels comfortable, start incorporating the throttle blips. some people just roll the right side of their foot forward to push the gas; others twist their foot so the heel is able to push the pedal. do whichever is most comfortable for you. my method tends to be a slight combination of the two.

once you feel comfortable with those motions, start adding the clutch movement (leaving the gear selector in neutral). after that starts feeling fluid (or somewhat close enough) start rolling. remember: the purpose of this is to be able to change gears while braking in a straight line, so make sure you've got some speed going. easiest to practice with is 3rd ->2nd. don't be afraid to rev it up on the blip - that was my problem & i'd end up not getting the RPMs high enough to match well.

if it helps rev-matching, just practice without braking. get about halfway up 3rd & let off. as it's coming back down, tap the gas & shift to 2nd. this'll help you get the feel for where the engine needs to be spinning for a certain speed/gear. this is actually how i drive every day. i don't necessarily downshift per-se, but when i do coast down to were a lower gear is needed, i try to rev match just to give my clutch a break.
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I'm sooo out of my element here! In Fresno it was real hot and dry during summer. Spring and Fall are gorgeous, and Winter can be foggy, but doesn't last all that long.

Here, it rains all the time like a cow pissin' on a flat rock. I've never seen such large raindrops! It doesn't get as hot, but the sun feels hotter for some reason. The humidity sucks, as do all the mosquitoes, the likes of which I've never seen before! (Fresno used to really go after and kill 'em.) There are no mountains here. Every time I see a hill I get excited before Cyndi, as nice as can be, tells me that it's just a garbage dump that's got grass growing on it. LOL Back there I could get into the San Joaquin River ever day with the dog from late March through Early November. Here there is no water close enough that's good enough to get into. And the roads....I've never seen roads so poorly maintained and designed before. There are huge bumps followed by even bigger potholes all the time. And so much of it is concrete and not asphalt, which I'm not used to. Anyway, winter is going to suck! It's already gotten colder with more wind than I've seen back in California, but at least the mosquitoes are going away.

In any event, I love Cyndi more than I can tell you....But I can't say the same about Michigan!
Dude! the rain drops... OMG.... Same thing in FL... They're like the size of a coffee cup. One smacks you on the head and it's over....

I'm not sure if one summer is worse than another the dry of the west or the humid out here... They both can suck... But I'll tell you what. the next knucklehead that says... Oh it's a dry heat....

I really do mis Socal... Gah.. but it's just so damn expensive... But try to find a road with more than a 15 degree turn in it down here in FL....

I used to love driving up to Julian HOURS of curvy mountain roads... :(
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I did tell you about the snow, right?
Ya, this list of stuff that my wife "left out" keeps growing too...
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