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    Ride to the mine

    Here are a couppla photos of my commute home. I can't take pictures on the way to work, cause its dark. The first is of my commuter leaned up against the tire of my work truck. That is a 63cm bike, just for reference.

    The second is a gnarly old cactus. I keep expecting it to be on the ground when I ride by, but it just hangs in there.

    The third is the last 3 miles of my ride. Constant 3-4% grade. Nice in the morning, nice going down at night.
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    What do you haul in that there Tonka truck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crj
    What do you haul in that there Tonka truck?

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    Dirt.

    Actually, we don't haul anything here. We just test them. This truck holds almost 400 tons of dirt.

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    Sweet!

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bad John
    ....The first is of my commuter leaned up against the tire of my work truck. ......
    You have every childs dream job-perhaps even better than being a fireman.

    Do you ever run over anything (old cars, kegs, small buildings) just for fun?

    How many gallons per mile does that thing get?
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    these are better than i was expecting, and my expectations were already rather high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB1
    You have every childs dream job-perhaps even better than being a fireman.

    Do you ever run over anything (old cars, kegs, small buildings) just for fun?

    How many gallons per mile does that thing get?
    The tires for that truck are extremely hard to get right now, and they are very expensive. We try not to run over anything if we can help it. I do have some video of one of these trucks running over a service truck, and it ain't pretty. Just a little bump to the driver though.

    That truck burns about 200 gallons per hour; diesel.

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    100_0389.jpg

    I think this is the new 650,000B that Grant Peterson was talking about in RR39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bad John

    That truck burns about 200 gallons per hour; diesel.

    That must be one of them new Hybrids I have been hearing about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmcg
    That must be one of them new Hybrids I have been hearing about...
    It does have electric drive..... Hybrids just aren't practical due to cutting down payload from battery weight. We are better off building it lighter and hauling more.

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    I bet if you had that truck in front of you while riding you'd never have any problems with traffic. Might have to dodge a flattened car or two though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nonsleepingjon
    I bet if you had that truck in front of you while riding you'd never have any problems with traffic. Might have to dodge a flattened car or two though.
    Think of the draft you would get too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonsleepingjon
    I bet if you had that truck in front of you while riding you'd never have any problems with traffic. Might have to dodge a flattened car or two though.
    That truck is wider than a 2-lane road. If I ever do go postal and take it out on public roads, you will all hear about it, I guarantee that! I think I might want our loader though. It can fill these trucks in about 5 scoops.

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    What's the location?

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    Mr Nice Guy ...the movie

    Is that the same vehicle that Jackie Chan used to demolish a house in Mr Nice Guy?

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