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Forum: OutSMARTing The Dragon 2015   09-01-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 36,312
Posted By b322da
Almost 2 weeks, 2000 miles including 4 Dragons,...

Almost 2 weeks, 2000 miles including 4 Dragons, in both the dry and the wet, without a hiccup from little 2011 Munchkin -- until a couple of hours before arrival at home, when the windshield caught a...
Forum: OutSMARTing The Dragon 2015   08-26-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 36,312
Posted By b322da
Mick. Great! I was ill Sat. nite, so I missed...

Mick. Great! I was ill Sat. nite, so I missed the banquet. PM
enroute with address. Really appreciate everything.

Jim
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-26-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By b322da
I can vouch for S.O.S. They treated me nice,...

I can vouch for S.O.S. They treated me nice, knew what they were doing, very fast turnaround, and the price was right.

Jim
Forum: OutSMARTing The Dragon 2015   08-26-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 36,312
Posted By b322da
I want to thank you and yours for a marvelous...

I want to thank you and yours for a marvelous time. Hope to be home this afternoon.

I searched everywhere for a sticker or cling or such like yours, including Deals Gap, to commemorate my trip,...
Forum: OutSMARTing The Dragon 2015   08-20-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 36,312
Posted By b322da
It is a shame that I will not see you this time,...

It is a shame that I will not see you this time, jetfuel. It's been a long time since Denver. What am I going to do with the box of duct tape I brought to tape wings on your smart and see you take...
Forum: OutSMARTing The Dragon 2015   08-19-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 36,312
Posted By b322da
Fontana tomorrow

Just checked in at the Clarion Inn, Cookeville, this afternoon, intending to go to Fontana tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Reservations there are all set. The old man is a bit tired to take on the...
Forum: OutSMARTing The Dragon 2015   08-10-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 36,312
Posted By b322da
I will sure miss you and Jan, Dora. It is...

I will sure miss you and Jan, Dora.

It is a good thing you are doing with your rescue work. Ann and I are very proud of you. You would be hard-pressed to find a better bunch of vets than those...
Forum: OutSMARTing The Dragon 2015   08-08-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 36,312
Posted By b322da
Ditto. My GPS is all set up to go from...

Ditto.

My GPS is all set up to go from Texas to Fontana, with reservations made for overnights in Marshall, TX; Lonoke, AR; Jackson, TN; and Cookesville, TN, and return, but it needs a street...
Forum: The Car Lounge   08-06-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 849
Posted By b322da
Frank, Today the druggies use aircraft,...

Frank,

Today the druggies use aircraft, submarines, and "go-fast boats."

We use radar, armed fixed-wing aircraft, armed helicopters, tethered radar balloons, sonar, MAD gear, and confiscated...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   07-13-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,195
Posted By b322da
It looks to me like you need different insurance....

It looks to me like you need different insurance.

Jim
Forum: Off-Topic Cafe   07-08-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 710
Posted By b322da
Ground shy

What say, Jetfuel? Any flight instructor is familiar with many students being ground shy -- but ground shy aircraft??

Birmingham Airport's Wildest Crosswinds Landings Caught On Video...
Forum: smart fortwo Electric Drive   05-10-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,541
Posted By b322da
That is so very true, SuperSmartie, and that is...

That is so very true, SuperSmartie, and that is precisely why I, while not having a dog in this hunt, my little Munchkin being a happy and quirky ICE smart, interjected myself into this thread. I...
Forum: smart fortwo Electric Drive   05-09-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,541
Posted By b322da
The world it is a'changing, and modern technology...

The world it is a'changing, and modern technology like the electric automobile is generally considered awfully nice for the environment, but that technology sometimes causes unexpected adverse...
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   04-27-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,204
Posted By b322da
Welcome aboard! Joining SCOA is the best thing...

Welcome aboard! Joining SCOA is the best thing you have done since you bought a smart.

The gas gauge bar is generally considered to be not terribly accurate -- more inaccurate at the high end...
Forum: OutSMARTing The Dragon 2015   04-12-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 36,312
Posted By b322da
Did I miss something? Has registration for OTD...

Did I miss something? Has registration for OTD 2015 started? If so, how do I go about it? :shrug:

I can only hold my breath so long, and my reservations to and from and at Fontana have been...
Forum: Audio & Video   03-12-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By b322da
As with, for example, computers, I know so little...

As with, for example, computers, I know so little about the subject that I don't even know the language, and I have obviously confused the terms "video camera" and "dash cam."

It is the latter I...
Forum: Audio & Video   03-12-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By b322da
Thanks much for the advice from the far north,...

Thanks much for the advice from the far north, Huronlad.

I'm not all that terribly lazy, but I must admit that the dear wife and I are two of the last three persons (I think there is another...
Forum: Audio & Video   03-12-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,604
Posted By b322da
Installation of in-car video camera

I am considering mounting an in-car video camera in my stock 2011 Pure prior to my OTD-15 round-trip. My ignorance with respect to Munchkin's electrical wiring and connections is absolute. :crying:...
Forum: smart Fuel Economy   02-07-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,180
Posted By b322da
It worked! I braved the chilly 65 deg. F. temp...

It worked! I braved the chilly 65 deg. F. temp in the garage, and did it. I think that was the first time I ever succeeded working on the UG first try. That is not a comment on the UG; it is a...
Forum: smart Fuel Economy   02-07-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,180
Posted By b322da
Should others have similar problems with their UG...

Should others have similar problems with their UG with a version date prior to 10/1/12,
I just received an interesting (perhaps embarrassing) response from a Mod of the UG Forum. I must blame...
Forum: smart Fuel Economy   02-06-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,180
Posted By b322da
UltraGauge Average MPG is a negative number

For some unknown reason the Average MPG on my UltraGauge has decided, overnight, to indicate a negative number. That is, at present it reads, "-38.2 MPG."

The reading for Instant MPG still...
Forum: DFW Smart Club   01-18-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,399
Posted By b322da
Angie, Howdy, y'all, from down here in...

Angie,

Howdy, y'all, from down here in Aggie-land.

For keeping your eye on your gas mileage, which is a SMART thing to do, I suggest you take a look at Fuelly - Track and Compare your MPG...
Forum: DFW Smart Club   01-11-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,399
Posted By b322da
In my opinion the smart is a most (if not the...

In my opinion the smart is a most (if not the most) reliable, safe, and fun car for long road trips. My 2011 has taken me from its home in College Station, Texas to Denver and back for the 2013...
Forum: OutSMARTing The Dragon 2015   01-04-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 36,312
Posted By b322da
I am so determined to make OTD15 (my first) that...

I am so determined to make OTD15 (my first) that just yesterday with the help of Google maps, Travelocity and Lacie Cochran at Fontana Village, I firmed up my schedule and accommodations -- five days...
Forum: OutSMARTing The Dragon 2015   12-28-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 36,312
Posted By b322da
I am looking for some advice on my solo route to...

I am looking for some advice on my solo route to Fontana Village for OTD-2015 from my home port in central Texas. Google maps gives me two potential routes:

1) Central Texas to Fontana Village...
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