Sunday, October 11, 2015

More Trivia

What is it?  Which end is the front?

I knew a guy in college who had one.  He commuted to and from home (in Connecticut) to school (in Western Pennsylvania) in it.  Six round trips per year.  It took him 12 hours, one way.  It topped out at about 60 m.p.h., the same as my Mini 850.  But my commute was 2 hours, on secondary roads.  His was mostly on the New York Turnpike.  Even he, a big fan of the marque, allowed as how this was a loooooong trip.  He gave me a few rides in it.  I recall that the starting and warm-up procedure in winter was complicated, but that may just be a faulty memory playing tricks because I can't remember what it actually was.  The body roll in corners was impressive.

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