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9th-Nov-2007 11:20 am
This morning on the way to work my nearly-15-year-old car passed 240,000 miles.

No, I didn't get to watch. :-(
9th-Nov-2007 05:03 pm (UTC) - Yay! A moon car!
I always have fun polling my students to see if anyone has a moon car. Generally one or two do in a term, though they hadn't put all those miles on themselves.

One of these days I'll have to figure out how Cafe Press works, and send them a design for a moon car bumper sticker.
9th-Nov-2007 05:15 pm (UTC) - Re: Yay! A moon car!
I won't be happy until I've made the return trip as well.
9th-Nov-2007 05:57 pm (UTC) - Re: Yay! A moon car!
I'm hopin'. (Of course, if you do that on your prime vehicle I shall surely bow to you.)
9th-Nov-2007 06:07 pm (UTC) - Re: Yay! A moon car!
If it weren't a prime vehicle I wouldn't have a chance of doing it. Heck, I only put about 10K a year on my primary vehicle, and it's only at 128K. That means it'll take 38 years to get to 500,000 miles. I probably won't even be able to buy gasoline in 40 years, nor do I expect that it will be legal to drive a vehicle with 1997 level emissions before then either.
9th-Nov-2007 07:12 pm (UTC) - Re: Yay! A moon car!
Dude, I think she means your bike! No gasoline needed....

...or at least, I'll surely bow to you if you ride your bike that many miles.

Edited at 2007-11-09 07:14 pm (UTC)
9th-Nov-2007 07:29 pm (UTC) - Re: Yay! A moon car!
Oh, OK. Yeah, I'm only doing between 5k and 6k a year on the bike. Hopefully I can increase that after I retire though...

A few people have crossed the US on every Adventure Cycling route (there are at least three). A few have done all the national park tour routes. Then there are appalacian trail, pacific coast, and a bunch of other routes. I wonder if anyone's done all of their routes? I wonder how many miles that would be?
9th-Nov-2007 07:30 pm (UTC) - Re: Yay! A moon car!
(color me dense, BTW (what color is dense?) as usual). People must remember to use a cluebat on me at all times.
9th-Nov-2007 08:05 pm (UTC) - Re: Yay! A moon car!
I think it's a black-on-black paisley... the sort that makes on tip ones head to the side, blink a lot and start to twitch...

(Yeah, I meant the bike)
9th-Nov-2007 05:57 pm (UTC) - Re: Yay! A moon car!
The car had 105 miles on the odometer when I picked it up -- It had been driven from Saginaw to Ann Arbor. I figure that the miles Clark has put on my beastie are probably balanced by the miles that I have put on his, and the miles that other folks have driven my car is in the realm of "noise".
9th-Nov-2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
9th-Nov-2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
10th-Nov-2007 04:57 am (UTC)
And many happy returns.

11th-Nov-2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
12th-Nov-2007 10:39 pm (UTC)
Very cool. So far my record is 278K miles before I got rid of a car. I got 246K out of the one before that. These days I drive much less in a given year, so those numbers will take much longer to attain with the current car, which is just over 50K.
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