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New Member from Long Island, NY

Postby minishadow » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:55 pm

Hey all,

Joined months ago right after i ordered my 2014 Mini Countryman All4 S, but first post. Read quite a bit on the site already.

New to manual driving (about 1.5 weeks). So far things are going well, but i've got questions now that i've put theory into practice!

thanks to everyone on the forum.
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Re: New Member from Long Island, NY

Postby theholycow » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:20 pm

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Re: New Member from Long Island, NY

Postby tankinbeans » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:37 pm

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Re: New Member from Long Island, NY

Postby ClutchDisc » Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:33 pm

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Re: New Member from Long Island, NY

Postby AHTOXA » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:18 pm

Welcome to the fold!
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Re: New Member from Long Island, NY

Postby potownrob » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:43 am

welcome to the SS!! :D

whereabouts on LI are you?? fond memories of driving out there, including one of the worst clutch leg workouts on the cross island 8)
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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Re: New Member from Long Island, NY

Postby minishadow » Sun Oct 27, 2013 9:47 am

potownrob wrote:welcome to the SS!! :D

whereabouts on LI are you?? fond memories of driving out there, including one of the worst clutch leg workouts on the cross island 8)


Thanks everyone! I'm from north shore Nassau - 35 mins from city. Yup traffic around here can get bad!
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Re: New Member from Long Island, NY

Postby potownrob » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:49 pm

minishadow wrote:Thanks everyone! I'm from north shore Nassau - 35 mins from city. Yup traffic around here can get bad!
yeah, the only places i've had really bad luck with traffic on LI (that i can remember) were on the cross island (heading from the whitestone bridge to the LIE or grand central) and on the southern state parkway heading east from the belt. i've also been in NYC traffic of course, but it's usually not as bad as most people would expect (except on the gowanus and sometimes the belt). i drive an automatic these days, but i usually didn't find the manual any more annoying in most traffic (except the one time on the cross island and another time down in delaware on the way to VA). i have college friends who live in and around bellmore and massapequa, and usually go down at least once a year. i happen to be meeting up with them next weekend but in brooklyn, then in queens the next weekend.
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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Re: New Member from Long Island, NY

Postby minishadow » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:59 pm

potownrob wrote: i have college friends who live in and around bellmore and massapequa, and usually go down at least once a year. i happen to be meeting up with them next weekend but in brooklyn, then in queens the next weekend.


Oh cool! well - if you are ever in Nassau - i'd look forward to a meetup. Maybe you can take a ride with me and give me some pointers :)
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Re: New Member from Long Island, NY

Postby potownrob » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:05 pm

minishadow wrote:Oh cool! well - if you are ever in Nassau - i'd look forward to a meetup. Maybe you can take a ride with me and give me some pointers :)
oh, that would be fun. i always have fun teaching people to drive stick. it will be nice to be back in a manual again too (haven't even sat in one since i sold my subaru back in january :? :( )
BUT DEM FAHGLEITZ!! :shock:

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Re: New Member from Long Island, NY

Postby Squint » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:03 am

Welcome! Nice ride. Feel free to ask any questions. And if you meet rob for a ride-a-long, make him bring pizza.
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Re: New Member from Long Island, NY

Postby AHTOXA » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:12 pm

I am surprised that no one commented on the username minishadow and suggested any reference to our own member Shadow.

I expected Shadow to come in and post this.

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Re: New Member from Long Island, NY

Postby Squint » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:29 pm

AHTOXA wrote:I am surprised that no one commented on the username minishadow and suggested any reference to our own member Shadow.

I expected Shadow to come in and post this.

He is from the NY area too... I smell a conspiracy!
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Re: New Member from Long Island, NY

Postby minishadow » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:35 pm

Haha.

Shadow was my first choice, but it was already taken.
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