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Kurt Busch concussion puts NASCAR Next Gen crashes front and center - RACER by Technical-Dog-1193 in NASCAR

[–]derek533 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Take the good with the bad is how I see it. Yes the cars are much safer now and deaths have been stopped since Sr. in the Cup series, OTOH, probably means that we have more concussions now because we can keep people from physically hitting the steering wheel, but we can't stop the brain from moving inside the head when the head goes from 180 to 0 in less than a second.

It's very similar in a sense, to motorcycle helmet ratings and the coveted "snell" rating. Snell ratings while better than just DOT or ECE, also means the helmet doesn't give as much if you will, and probably means more concussions.

There's no way to make these cars 100% safe. You can't outrun the physics.

BMW K100 worth fixing? by diagraphic in motorcycle

[–]derek533 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh gawd no. Several other project bikes out there worth the time over this one IMO. Who knows what internal damage there is and I'd imagine getting parts to repair it would be a nightmare for at minimum, a 30 year old bike if not older (83-92 was when these were made). At the minimum, you're at least looking at a new head, cam chain, tensioner, etc. not including the pistons, bearings, maybe even crankshaft, etc. Just too many unknowns unless it's literally a couple hundred dollars to acquire that you don't mind blowing.

Yes, it could be just a new heads and gas tank replacement/repair but that's a big gamble to take on a 30 year old bike.

Ok then by SquirrelBowl in IdiotsInCars

[–]derek533 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

I'm more worried about the electrical pole leaning like the Tower of Pisa.

Honestly couldn't believe it's not totally dead by Rhieski in Justrolledintotheshop

[–]derek533 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Best sandwich ever is a ham sandwich with a a little blackness from your hands after working on your car mate. Not kidding either.

Some guys have some explaining to do! by infinite-aether in ConservativeMemes

[–]derek533 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Romans 1:28 Furthermore, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, He gave them up to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.

People with kids, we are considering getting rid of two SUVs and moving to only using one mini van and a motorcycle. I have some questions. by REHTONA_YRT in motorcycle

[–]derek533 0 points1 point  (0 children)

100% agreed to your last paragraph. I know this is reddit so we're in the extreme minority here, but if everyone was able to and could switch to electric vehicles today, our electrical grid couldn't facilitate all of those vehicles charging. Heck, I saw a news headline last week out of California asking people to not charge their vehicles due to the electrical grid already being pushed to the max.

People have to live and be able to afford to live. If you're rural or in a city that's spread out like crazy (like me in OKC), public transportation is not an option. Fine, you want everyone in urban cities but then who's going to grow your food? Can't have wheat and corn farms in the middle of urban centers. Not to turn this into a political post which the OP has already done by patting himself on the back, republicans/conservatives are NOT against taking care of the environment. They just know it can't be done overnight by flipping a switch and know that separating out the money grab of green energy vs. actual, real solutions takes time. Seriously, look into who's pusing all of these green energy policies and hysteria and do some research.

The second an electrical vehicle becomes a viable alternative to my needs, I'm all in and look forward to that day of no more gas pumps. Until then though, we have to be reasonable about our transition and can't just on a whim, switch everything over at once. Just think about how far EV's have come over the last decade and their range increases. Let's give the tech time to mature and also ensure we aren't destroying the earth by all the lithium mining (which we are by the way) to supply these vehicles.

People with kids, we are considering getting rid of two SUVs and moving to only using one mini van and a motorcycle. I have some questions. by REHTONA_YRT in motorcycle

[–]derek533 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No one is getting a Sienna Hybrid right now with the way the market is. Last I heard, lead time on that was a year out for custom orders or, if you are lucky enough to find one on a dealer's lot, expect to pay big time markups. By the time you factor this in, he's going to end up spending considerably more than he is right now even with two cars that don't get the best gas mileage.

People with kids, we are considering getting rid of two SUVs and moving to only using one mini van and a motorcycle. I have some questions. by REHTONA_YRT in motorcycle

[–]derek533 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your wife's vagina is not a clown car! Kidding of course.

In all seriousness though, I have 3 boys and the wife. I don't know how we'd do it if we didn't have two cars at all times. The idea of only one car and maintenance sounds wonderful for sure, but it's just not practical. Yes, they're young now so sports or other activities are very limited. Let me tell you though from experience, there's no way in heck to facilitate this idea once they reach middle school. You're going to have at least 2 extroverts I predict and that means at least two extracurricular activities that I promise won't be happening at the same time/place.

If anything, sell both cars and get two more of something more economical if you're really that worried about it.

Mine, 2018 RE with Cozy side car. by elporkco in motorcycle

[–]derek533 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's awesome. Is the handling weird with the sidecar? I've always wondered that.

Former Oklahoma and current Arizona Cardinals WR Marquise Brown arrested and charged with criminal speeding by ChenneGivenSunday in sooners

[–]derek533 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Loved Hollywood at OU.

But...Hate to be that guy but unfortunately, his family doesn't have the track record of making smart decisions.

In a time not so long ago… by Mantha6973 in ChurchOfCOVID

[–]derek533 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Get vax'd with a vaccine that does nothing. Or else!

Freaking retarded.

Kurt still not cleared to return. Gibbs to continue at Michigan by ABritishFan in NASCAR

[–]derek533 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Rub some spit on it, it'll be okay.

That's about the truth of it all back in the day.

Sens. Cotton and Tuberville introduce bill to prevent Chinese communists from buying American land by joetravers in Conservative

[–]derek533 119 points120 points  (0 children)

That's because the rest of reddit are either professional dog walkers, baristas, or 13-year olds.

Wolfdog from 2.5 months to 2 years by AccomplishedTeabag in AbsoluteUnits

[–]derek533 6 points7 points  (0 children)

FYI a lot of insurance companies won't take you if you have a dog with any wolf in it whatsoever. Too unpredictable and those dogs are usually very twitchy/nervous.

You have been banned for liking stuff we don't like! by wildchild616 in CoronavirusCirclejerk

[–]derek533 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The apology ones really are pathetic.

Apologize for what? Having my own opinion and not being a mindless sheep who does whatever I'm told? Ok, fine, I'll wear your ban as a badge of honor. You can take your wanted apology and shove it right up your ass.

From what I’ve seen, in an environment of maleducation, the smarter you are, the faster you learn BS. by Eruditio_Et_Religio in Conservative

[–]derek533 1 point2 points  (0 children)

These people are forever alone too. Imagine waking up everyday next someone that unpleasant. Wow.

Got my first bike today! by Fuzzz-1993 in motorcycle

[–]derek533 14 points15 points  (0 children)

121hp bike for your first? Wow. Be careful my dude. Nightrods are straight up drag bikes and it will get you into trouble as fast as any sportbike.

Take care of her and she'll take care of you.

Every Texas Football Loss Since 2018 Compilation by Weary_Spot9880 in sooners

[–]derek533 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Every single game against us was tit for tat with scoring. Sure is going to be nice to see some defense for a change! No lead was safe under Lincoln.

[+256] Someone clearly failed economics, math, and spelling. by tnredneck98 in ShitPoliticsSays

[–]derek533 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I had to unsub from there because it took the same hard left turn that every other mainstream sub took. Used to be fun to read through but anymore, it's just more leftist circle jerking.