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Old July 25th, 2015, 12:57 PM   #32341
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Old July 25th, 2015, 05:03 PM   #32342
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Good morning from Boulder, Colorado.

We are driving up to Mt. Evans later today. I'm checking the condition of roads right now.

The Rockies are so different from the Alps.
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Old July 25th, 2015, 05:04 PM   #32343
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Tailpipe emissions are still a problem. Not as a calamity as in the early 1970s, but still a problem. Ozone concentrations go way up, for instance.
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Old July 25th, 2015, 05:15 PM   #32344
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Old July 26th, 2015, 02:56 PM   #32347
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I woke up very earlier today. We are in Silverthorne. We'll go west all the way to Moab. We'll take a detour through the Grand Mesa Scenic Highway (CO-65) and take a side road following the Colorado River in UT. It's very cold up here.
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Old July 26th, 2015, 10:44 PM   #32348
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I've returned from Benasque today after having been part of the staff of a ultra trail race for the second year. And by early August I'll be out again, this time I'm off to France! I'll be spending two nights near Bordeaux and then another one in the French Basque Country (This could vary, though).
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Old July 26th, 2015, 11:11 PM   #32349
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Good morning from Boulder, Colorado.

We are driving up to Mt. Evans later today. I'm checking the condition of roads right now.

The Rockies are so different from the Alps.
That's the highest road in North America. I made a post about it 1,5 years ago.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=468
How were condition at that altitude (snow, temperature, difficulty to breath)? In Europe nobody would go at that altitude without being an expert hiker\climber, but also because our highest road is around 1,500 meters lower than that!
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Old July 26th, 2015, 11:12 PM   #32350
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Old July 26th, 2015, 11:22 PM   #32351
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Old July 27th, 2015, 08:27 PM   #32352
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Yesterday 4 people from Arad (Romania) died in a traffic accident on Slovenian A1 Ljubljana-Koper. R.I.P.
The Slovenian truck driver who crashed into them was found dead after two weeks. He probably killed himself.
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Old July 27th, 2015, 09:28 PM   #32353
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Old July 28th, 2015, 07:03 AM   #32355
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For all the talk of cars a few pages back, can anyone give me a recommendation as to what to buy with around 12,000 Euro? My wife wants a new car (and there's a baby on the way) - but essentially...

- should be about the size of an Opel Astra
- fuel economy is important, not in the city, but it would be nice to have something that doesn't eat much on the motorway at 120km/h
- shouldn't be too big (I am rubbish at parking, so if I use it for some reason, I'd like to be able to park it.)
- shouldn't be too small

Any ideas? I'm in Poland, so it needs to be something that can handle all sorts of roads.

The other thing is that I don't want some unstable rubbish like the Kia Venga - I'd rather have something that is lower.

Oh, the other thing - it's hard to explain, but my current Astra has a very nice power curve - it doesn't pull away quickly, but rather the acceleration comes between around 30km/h and 120km/h. It's very smooth to drive as it doesn't feel like a go-kart - so it would be nice to find something similar to that.

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Old July 28th, 2015, 12:20 PM   #32356
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I'm not 100% sure,but i think that i saw volodaa in Neos Marmaras last week.He tried to park rental car.
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Old July 28th, 2015, 01:26 PM   #32357
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For all the talk of cars a few pages back, can anyone give me a recommendation as to what to buy with around 12,000 Euro? My wife wants a new car (and there's a baby on the way) - but essentially...

- should be about the size of an Opel Astra
- fuel economy is important, not in the city, but it would be nice to have something that doesn't eat much on the motorway at 120km/h
- shouldn't be too big (I am rubbish at parking, so if I use it for some reason, I'd like to be able to park it.)
- shouldn't be too small

Any ideas? I'm in Poland, so it needs to be something that can handle all sorts of roads.

The other thing is that I don't want some unstable rubbish like the Kia Venga - I'd rather have something that is lower.

Oh, the other thing - it's hard to explain, but my current Astra has a very nice power curve - it doesn't pull away quickly, but rather the acceleration comes between around 30km/h and 120km/h. It's very smooth to drive as it doesn't feel like a go-kart - so it would be nice to find something similar to that.
Since you are from Poland maybe some Fiat would fit your needs?
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Old July 28th, 2015, 02:54 PM   #32358
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For all the talk of cars a few pages back, can anyone give me a recommendation as to what to buy with around 12,000 Euro?
I'm looking into a new car to buy next year. I'm thinking about a 2012/2013 Renault Clio, Hyundai i30 or Kia Cee'd, which you can buy for around € 12,000 in the Netherlands. Prices may be lower in Poland (less taxation).

A plus about the Kia Cee'd is that it comes with a 7 year warranty. So even a second hand car has several years of warranty left.

Purchasing a brand new car is a waste of money in my opinion. The write off in the first 3 - 4 years is as much as 40-50%.
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Old July 28th, 2015, 08:51 PM   #32359
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Since you are from Poland maybe some Fiat would fit your needs?
But why Fiat?

In my opinion is either not so good cars or overated and expensive cars (like the "500's")...
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Old July 28th, 2015, 08:54 PM   #32360
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But why Fiat?
I find the link between Fiat and Poland weirder to be honest.

Alex_ZR: Why would 'some Fiat' suit him better after you saw he was Polish? I mean I'd get the link if he was Italian, Fiat being Italian you know, but what does Poland have to do with any of this?
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