September 28th, 2009

hifi

Bizarre things I learn about myself

This weekend's experience has taught me something. Something that might be obvious to people who know me well, but something that has only really solidified for me very recently.

In vehicles, all else being roughly equal, I go for sound over everything else. Collapse )

So what does that leave? Well, I figured that in order to get a car with the sound I wanted, I would either have to do something to this car, or buy a much more expensive car that made the sound I wanted. Given that this car has proven comparatively cheap to run (LPG, pretty reliable now I've had the brakes, engine, bushes and exhaust looked at) to the alternative, I decided the cheapest way to get what I want was to modify this car. So that's what I did - not for performance, looks, status or anything else, but just for sound.

I've been this way with HiFi too - it's some sort of primeval need to have a powerful sound. It's exciting and exhilarating.

Unfortunately, my desire for a powerful sound comes into direct conflict with the idea of getting an electric vehicle (otherwise ideal in terms of reliability and cost to run etc). Phooey.

I've also, for some time, been considering getting a cruiser, not so much because of the look (although it will probably suit me better than the Blackbird) but because of the noise. I wonder if I should consider 'auditioning' bikes, and just do it with my eyes closed to begin with? ;)
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