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Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-05-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By mrbelk
I think people just assume that it has a high CG...

I think people just assume that it has a high CG because it's so tall. Now, I would be a little worried about the "sail" factor in high crosswinds, but it's hardly a rollover hazard.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-01-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By mrbelk
Not to go all PolySci on this; but you've got it...

Not to go all PolySci on this; but you've got it right. Too many people talk about this stuff like it's a "tax expenditure" rather than letting you keep more of the money you've already earned.
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 07-24-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,550
Posted By mrbelk
On the range: I don't know what the guy wanted. ...

On the range: I don't know what the guy wanted. it's only a 22kWh battery pack. The i3 was never intended to be a road tripper or long commute car. It's a car for large urban/exurban areas where...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 06-09-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,139
Posted By mrbelk
Nothing to service the greater Southeast. ...

Nothing to service the greater Southeast. Awesome. These events are amazing, too. Too bad they couldn't be bothered to do one in Atlanta or Charlotte.

-MrB
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-09-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,090
Posted By mrbelk
I hope they do one in Atlanta. I'll be all over...

I hope they do one in Atlanta. I'll be all over it.

Need to check with my CA to get on the invite list.

-MrB
Forum: Off-Topic 06-02-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By mrbelk
The rules of etiquette are expected to be...

The rules of etiquette are expected to be followed (i.e. waiting for your fellow competitors to hit their shots to the green, but not necessarily everybody on the green, since you might need to...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-02-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By mrbelk
Yep; kind of like that SC justice trying to...

Yep; kind of like that SC justice trying to define what's obscene. You know it when you see it.

-MrB
Forum: Off-Topic 06-02-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By mrbelk
10secs from when you "get to your ball." You...

10secs from when you "get to your ball." You have a "reasonable" amount of time to get to your ball from your previous stroke. If the ball hasn't fallen in by then, it's another stroke to tap it it...
Forum: Off-Topic 06-02-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By mrbelk
The rules say you have a reasonable amount of...

The rules say you have a reasonable amount of time to get to your ball and then 10 seconds after that to see if it keeps moving/falls into the hole. "Reasonable" is a subjective term.

-MrB
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 05-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By mrbelk
I have to confess that I am only repeating what...

I have to confess that I am only repeating what was said at the BMWCCA preview that I attended a couple months ago and since I don't have an EV (yet), have not done any further research as to the...
Forum: Off-Topic 05-05-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,371
Posted By mrbelk
There's definitely golf in heaven. The weather...

There's definitely golf in heaven. The weather is always sunny and 72 with a light breeze blowing; and hot caddies to bend over and get your balls out of the hole for you...

-MrB
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 05-05-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By mrbelk
FWIW, GA Power's night-time rates are ~1/10 of...

FWIW, GA Power's night-time rates are ~1/10 of that, at $0.0125/kWh.

-MrB
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 04-24-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,188
Posted By mrbelk
I think also that we should note that Tesla just...

I think also that we should note that Tesla just uses ~7000 (that's right, 7 _thousand_) Sony Vaio laptop batteries while BMW's batteries are bespoke and engineered specifically for automotive use.
...
Forum: European Delivery 04-03-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By mrbelk
The Fluelapass that takes you down into Davos,...

The Fluelapass that takes you down into Davos, CH, from susch is really amazing. It was part of the Top Gear "best driving road in Europe" special a few years ago.


I can't figure out how to...
Forum: Motorsports, Racing & Track 03-26-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By mrbelk
That's probably because teams had much more...

That's probably because teams had much more latitude back then and the cars were much more unique from team to team. F1 has become largely a spec racing series with so much of the cars' components...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 03-02-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,750
Posted By mrbelk
$7000? The technician at the BMW Southern Region...

$7000? The technician at the BMW Southern Region that spoke at our BMWCCA sneak preview said that the 220V charger was only $1100 or so and that there were incentive from the power company to install...
Forum: European Delivery 02-26-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,028
Posted By mrbelk
You mean when the buzzer at Freimann was working?...

You mean when the buzzer at Freimann was working?

For me, Rolf is great, but I will pick free from now on since I think I've gotten about as much out of Rolf as I can get. I have a sneaking...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 02-24-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By mrbelk
Drove an i3 at BMWCCA event in ATL

So I was invited by the Peachtree Chapter of the BMWCCA to attend an i3 presentation at the BMW southern region office in Sandy Springs this past Saturday. Evidently the event filled up in 2 hours...
Forum: European Delivery 02-19-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,028
Posted By mrbelk
He and Peter probably _are_ the shuttle service;...

He and Peter probably _are_ the shuttle service; just we won't have to pay him to do it any more.

-MrB
Forum: Off-Topic 02-10-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By mrbelk
I thought that the "Olympic God" segment towards...

I thought that the "Olympic God" segment towards the end was amazing. The percussion triggering the various suspended lighted figures was really cool, especially how the lights flickered out.

-MrB
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-07-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,928
Posted By mrbelk
I had a LeMans over Oyster E90 335 and I loved...

I had a LeMans over Oyster E90 335 and I loved that combo. I suspect that it would be similarly amazing with EB2.

-MrB
Forum: Off-Topic 02-04-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,265
Posted By mrbelk
Just the usual taxes that are attached to every...

Just the usual taxes that are attached to every plan (they add up to ~$15/mo on top of the regular plan rates). No mention whatsoever of an implied contract or contract extension. I've been "month...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-04-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,265
Posted By mrbelk
Just took advantage of this change this morning. ...

Just took advantage of this change this morning. Was on a 4GB Family Share with my wife @ $150/mo and don't use more than 1.5GB on average. To drop down to the 2GB tier would have been $140/mo, and...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-04-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,541
Posted By mrbelk
Don't confuse having to pay extra with "owing" to...

Don't confuse having to pay extra with "owing" to begin with. I would think that most everybody on this board will have some sort of tax liability _before_ applying any withholdings. Now, the...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 12-03-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,541
Posted By mrbelk
I could be wrong here, but I don't think so... ...

I could be wrong here, but I don't think so...

Most everyone (certainly most BMW owners, I would think) come out owing _something_ come tax time; but they apply what they've already paid in over...
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