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70 mpg, man, imagine how good it could be in something streamlined!


I bet you would be pushin over 100 mpg in a lotus mark XI coupe....

http://locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.p ... hlight=mpg

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70 mpg is about what a 250cc scooter or motorcycle is capable of, unstreamlined and before changing the final gearing for the reduction in drag. I have seen a few diesel bike conversions too.


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While you sadly weren't mentioned, The Colbert Report brought up escape from Berkley!

I'm trying to find when he talks about it, I'll update.

EDIT: 11:35 between the first and second add break (black bar)
http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertrep ... eId=188463

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What tires are you using on your car? I know they make special tires for hybrids and other high mileage vehicle. Rolling resistance may also be a big factor in your mileage.


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Way to go Jack! We're all proud of you!

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EDIT: 11:35 between the first and second add break (black bar)
http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertrep ... eId=188463


Wasn't Smokey Joe and his Tongue-Powered Roadster on Jack's B-Team? ;-)


-dave

ps. Seems the video works in IE, but not FireFox...at least for me.

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The big newspaper in our county covered our homecoming weenie roast, plus put video on their web site. So if you want to see me dressed like Patric McGoohan (and Dave Levison assuring all that it wasn't a race, "that would be illegal") click on...

http://web.thedailycourier.com/video/vi ... 1018VegCar

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Good little news clip. Just for a second I could have swore I saw rover in the background :lol:


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That is too cool. Way to go Jack.

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This is their story today:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/15/us/15 ... ref=slogin

This is the one that came out Sunday:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/13/us/13eco.html

And here are a couple of photos. The latter link is in a slide show of all the competitors (those that started, at least). It starts in the beginning since only a couple shots have locost content, but it's worth clicking through. A street legal flaming snail may be off topic, but hey, how often do you see them out here in the sticks:
http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2008/ ... ready.html

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/1 ... ECO_8.html


Wow! Just Wow!

If you have any way to link or show those article without a NY Times paywall that would be great.

Otherwise I'm going to the library tomorrow!

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Wow! Just Wow!

If you have any way to link or show those article without a NY Times paywall that would be great.

Otherwise I'm going to the library tomorrow!

Thanks!


If you are using Microsoft "Edge", try opening an "InPrivate" window. It works for me.

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