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Oct 21
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Awesome post, Tom. I’d love to learn more about the van, itself, in a subsequent entry. I’ve always been a little curious about accommodations, how they drive, etc.

Oct 12
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Interesting! Thanks for the explanation. Is there a timed competition at each event? Did the Changli win?

Sep 29
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I have a Z125 and I wouldn’t be afraid to be seen on a Vespa, but the differentiator for me is that the seating position on the Grom/Z125 makes for a fun chuckable ride that can’t be accomplished on any scooter I’ve ridden. Read more

Sep 29
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I’d describe the racing sequences more like slap-stick than cheesy. Ricky is driving with a Fig Newton banner that covers half his windshield......it’s too self-aware to be cheesy. 

Sep 29
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Why on earth would anyone want an electric snowmobile? And then they talked about the use cases in various places, especially ski resorts. Read more

Sep 21
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Isn’t every flight out of Australia an inter-continental flight?

Sep 17
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Why is it a bad thing? Seems better than the ungainly “sticky-outy things”, no? Obviously the best case would be neither of those options, but is there something worse about this approach, accepting that the regulations are here to stay?

Sep 16
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I ride, but I don’t know a ton about bikes, if that makes sense. Is the thing they’re doing with the license plate bracket new? Or is that a common solution? Seems like a brilliant alternative to the horrendous looking ones that stick out 3 feet from the tail fairing, which everyone removes.

Sep 16
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...And every other Porsche. And Wranglers. And Grand Cherokees. And Minis. And every Audi. The list goes on. This take that it’s “similar to the last one” is so weird, to me. Design can be iterative while still being a fully new car. 

Sep 16
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Man, I’m pretty shocked by all the negativity in the comments. This seems to fix the issues with the current Z without modernizing it so much that it loses its soul. Read more

Sep 15
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I’m having trouble trying to think of practical uses for this crab walk that aren’t just silly party tricks.
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Sep 14
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F1 teams are effectively F1 franchises. I’m not sure I’m picking up your point on this one. You are definitely correct that you can’t write the NFL a check and simply start scheduling games. But you can’t write F1 a check and just show up to grid, either. 

Sep 14
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Exactly. This is exactly what I’m saying. The Expansion fees help to build a moat around existing teams, which contributes to their status as an appreciating asset. The income isn’t irrelevant, but it isn’t the main driver. 

Sep 14
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Meh. F1's problem isn’t that there aren’t enough teams. There are plenty. The grid could only support three more. Read more