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    Lets see how you get your bike to the trails!

    I am a big time car guy. I love cars, trucks, SUV's, etc... Old or new it doesn't matter. Show me what you use to get your bike to the trails. My current weekend ride is a 1989 S10 with a 2" body lift and 31" BFG All Terrains:


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    Here is how I get to the trails for now, 2007 Tundra 4x4 w/5.7. In a few months I will be downsizing in a quest for better gas mileage.





    Hopefully you guys will start seeing this at the trails every once in awhile. She is currently in a state of dis-repair, but I am hopeful for her triumphent return. 1986 Mustang GT w/5-speed and T-tops. 70,000ish original miles. I found it hiding under a tarp in a carport in Atlanta. It had been there for 10 years, put away at 68,000 miles by the original female owner. A friend bought it from the woman and I pestered him for months until he sold it to me. Because of how long it was sitting, it has developed several small issues that I constantly have to fix. Currently, there is a leak in the brake system and the front hubs squeak. I have the parts to fix everything, but haven't had the time.











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    Nice looking Mustang!! I've always liked the 86 body style.

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    My current truck - 2004 w/ 3.5/2.5 inch OME lift, rock sliders and heavy duty rear bumper.



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    And my old truck (I really miss her ) This pic was at ~480,000 miles





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    Steve that Toyota looks awesome! 480,000 miles is pretty good.
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    She'll make point five past lightspeed. She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banana_man View Post
    She'll make point five past lightspeed. She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself.
    Is that the ship that made the Kessel Run in less then 12 parsecs???
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    This also has a rack on the back for the adult bikes!
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    Or the old Toyota


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    I have two options. 2003 Toyota Sequoia or this 2006 Rover Sport which I prefer but usually stays in the garage.


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    I'm diggin' Kelly's. Where's the RV/concession stand behind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooper58 View Post
    Or the old Toyota

    Do I see a crack in the bottom bracket of the bike on the far right?!

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    Finally downloaded the picture from my phone here is my truck 2006 GMC Serria Z71 Crew Cab w/ leveling kit. This was taken with my SS in the back this Sunday just before an awesome day of riding at Montgomery Bell.
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    Fun times

    I'm running a 1995 Chevy Blazer 4X4. Sporting a 4.3ltr V6 hitting 290 lb/ft of torque & 180 hp, rear G80 auto-locking differential. It has 225,00 miles and still has the original engine, most of the original transmission and a manual(stick)transfer case. I rebuilt the tranny's valve body and the rear axle this past year. I have a ton(resisting all caps, Reed!) of fun with it!
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    Some more pics... Actually with a bike!

    Yep - We use the Blazer to it's fullest. From sea level to 4600 feet so far!
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    My screen name kinda gives my car away. Barely below 100K, so low mileage for 10 year old car.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 00accord4cyl View Post
    My screen name kinda gives my car away. Barely below 100K, so low mileage for 10 year old car.
    Wow a 2000 model under 100k is amazing I have a 2001 Accord that my wife drives now and it just flipped over 205k and still running strong. Nice looking car!!
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    Here are my 2 rides that I use to get to the trails. The big one is a 1996 Silverado the little one is a 1988 Civic Hatch. The civic hauled my wife's Trek 4500 My Fisher Hi Fi and my son's tag along to south Louisiana over christmas for some flat land riding.
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    What does that little civic get for gas mileage?

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    I guess I will throw one pic on my ride up. It's an older Lexus GS400. V8, nice interior and very reliable. It's sans rack right now because of mishap in a parking garage. I also took the exhaust off to sell separate, but am about to put it back on. The car does need to go though, as it sucks to drive on forest service roads. The wife has a sentra, and it sucks for traveling too. Two large dogs, gear, and now a baby means we need more space.

    I think we are going to get her something bigger in a mid size suv. I on the other hand will probably make another stupid decision. While the Lexus is low, big wheeled, and impractical for my life, it is by far the most practical vehicle I have ever owned. I normally will build a purpose built vehicle that sucks to commute with. I am thinking that I want to pick up a used CTS-V and promise myself not to do a thing to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbogosia View Post
    What does that little civic get for gas mileage?
    It gets 32 mpg minus the bikes. Our trip to La. it got 27 to 28 loaded down with luggage bikes and passengers. I think with a little TLC I can get 35 to 38 out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialized_Michael View Post
    Wow a 2000 model under 100k is amazing I have a 2001 Accord that my wife drives now and it just flipped over 205k and still running strong. Nice looking car!!
    Yeah I do not drive it far. I barely put over 2K on it in 2010

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    Good times Martin! Thanks again for the shuttle service!

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    Make sure to put that blanket on. Don't want to scuff the bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbogosia View Post
    My new Car.

    man, this car brings back memories! I had a 1991 318is with a transplanted M50 inline six, instead of the original four banger. Man the car would fly! M3 rear diff, M3 suspension, it was a frankenstein car and IT WOULD FLY!!!!!!

    If you are looking for a good source for any questions, give Jon a call at Treehouse racing, he is a roadie and Mountainbiker.

    Enjoy the E30 my friend!!!
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    Don't have a rack on the Grand Prix so throw it in the back of the old Dodge pickup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hydrospeed View Post
    man, this car brings back memories! I had a 1991 318is with a transplanted M50 inline six, instead of the original four banger. Man the car would fly! M3 rear diff, M3 suspension, it was a frankenstein car and IT WOULD FLY!!!!!!

    If you are looking for a good source for any questions, give Jon a call at Treehouse racing, he is a roadie and Mountainbiker.

    Enjoy the E30 my friend!!!

    Thanks! I actually had Treehouse racing do air conditioning on a E36 several years ago. I am to the point now where I try to do most of my on work. It just gets to expensive if you don't.

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    I thought I would give an update on the E30. Its had quite a few little things done to it since my last pictures.






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    Love the old BMW. I lived in Germany for five years. While there I had a 1989 325i Touring(station wagon) w/5-spd. It was lowered, loud and rode like crap thanks to the low profile tires and stiff springs, but MAN that thing could get after it on the autobahn. I sorely miss that car. It was white as well.
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    Sweet. I am holding back lowering it and adding low profile tires for the reasons you stated. This thing handles good enough in the corners now and it is still very comfortable to ride in. Plus I just bought new 14" tires that ride really nice.

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    I finally got a hitch and bike rack for our new car so I snapped some photos while out at MB this afternoon.

    Here is my new ride to the trails. A 2007 Hyundai Sante Fe. We just got the car between Xmas and New Years so it's still new to us but we've been enjoying it. I just got a Raxter Tarsus bike rack for it last week. The rack is working great so far, I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a hitch mount rack.



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    Looks good Greg. I like the direction Hyundai has gone. They make really nice cars now.

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    Well I sold my E30 and got myself an E36. This is my 1997 328 IS.






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    Nice, BMWs are always nice. If I'm being honest though, I liked the other one better. Of course I have a soft spot for that bodystyle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigred15 View Post
    Nice, BMWs are always nice. If I'm being honest though, I liked the other one better. Of course I have a soft spot for that bodystyle.

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    I hear you. I really liked the e30, but I just needed something more modern. Im sure I'll have another at some point.The e30 was more fun to drive as well.
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    MeanJoe's rockin the lowered Toyota!!!

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