Daily Podcast: I'm Beat

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Not vanquished; I remain bloodied but unbowed. I mean tired. OK; web surfing, blogging, editing, emailing and trying to keep the lights on isn't as physically demanding as, say, anything involving physical activity. But, uh, where was I going with this? Oh right, fatigue. So I'm going to cheat… here's what the Brits (and slackers) call a potted version of an article headlined " Curb for pensioners scooting too fast." Oh, and Brits spell curb "kerb;" so don't get to thinking the Telegraph's editors are clever clogs. "'Mobility scooters are used by elderly and disabled people, so we are not talking about young joy riders,' he [Chief Insp Bob Musgrove] said. 'They are not designed to go fast in the normal sense of the word, but if they collide with someone they can cause a serious injury.' Although this issue has been raised in Rugby, the message is the same throughout the county. People riding mobility scooters should be aware of other people and should slow down in crowded areas. 'Those who consistently ride irresponsibly could face court action.'" Pistonheads rule! [NB: TTAC does not condone irresponsible scootering. Always wear your scooter cape in inclement weather. And thanks to JJ Daddy-O for the link.]

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  • RoweAS RoweAS on Apr 11, 2008

    Looks like they may have hitting the Geritol a little too heavy in Merry Ole England

  • Yankinwaoz Yankinwaoz on Apr 11, 2008

    Ha! Thanks. That can't help but remind me of the Steinfeld episode where George pretends to be disabled and gets into a low-speed chase in motorized scooters down the street. Brilliant episode.

  • Sviatoslav Rosov Sviatoslav Rosov on Apr 11, 2008

    I think you are being a bit harsh on M-B and BMW here. For example, seeing as BMW have the same 3.0L R6 in (around the world) the 328i, 330i, 335i it is a more elegant solution to do that than call it the 330detuned, 330i, 330tti etc... Having said that the new xDrive35d stuff is ridiculous - i thought the X in X5 already meant it was 4WD!?!? M-B also said they were switching to the power-equivalence method of model names. That's why you have the C200/C220/C250 CDI. BMW of course do the same with their 2.0L diesel - 118d, 120d, 123d.

  • Vega Vega on Apr 14, 2008

    BMW have always done this. Remember the turbocharged E23 745i built from 80-86? It had a 3.2l (3.4l from 83) in-line 6 boosted by a KKK K27 turbocharger to 252 hp (in Europe). The 745 designation was chosen because the engine "performed like a 4.5l NA engine". Other examples: E28 325e had 2.7l, E36 323i had 2.5l etc. etc. etc.