Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 27
  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 37,041, Level: 59
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 809
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    dsm
    Posts
    1,924
    Points
    37,041
    Level
    59
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 32
    Given: 13

    Cyride question.

    I was bored and youtubing... I keyworded Cyride and I found these videos.

    Observations.
    1. This footage is not in Ames.
    2. Bus footage is kind of creepy.

    Why are there Cyrides elsewhere?

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOM2te6pVaQ"]YouTube - 904 in Cutler Ridge[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V4-lYFm_Bo"]YouTube - Another ride on the 904[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufQQQtutz0M"]YouTube - The 904 is coming[/ame]



  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 42,565, Level: 63
    Level completed: 71%, Points required for next Level: 385
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    dinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    3,547
    Points
    42,565
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 71
    Given: 80

    Re: Cyride question.

    what makes you so sure its not ames? dont even say "palm trees" thats such a cliche answer.



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 136,129, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ianoconnor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    8,308
    Points
    136,129
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,273
    Given: 2,796

    Re: Cyride question.

    You can buy old CyRide buses when they "retire" them... that's my only guess



  4. #4
    All-Star
    Points: 53,664, Level: 71
    Level completed: 75%, Points required for next Level: 386
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    wesley_w's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    1,714
    Points
    53,664
    Level
    71
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 84
    Given: 2

    Re: Cyride question.

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    You can buy old CyRide buses when they "retire" them... that's my only guess
    A few weeks ago I saw an old cyride bus in the driveway of a house about three blocks from me. I think it might have been the weekend of the Colorado game but now I can't remember for sure. I just figured they bought it for tailgating.

    On this subject, I have a question. Since these buses just run around town, are they geared specially for that and would it be impractical to buy one to make football road trips?? Or, in other words, are they not built for going 70 mph??


    TCU at ISU Mens BBall 2016
    http://photos.winterinkphotography.com/p534148260

    Iowa State Football Photos from the past
    http://photos.winterinkphotography.com/p928725649

  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 24,966, Level: 48
    Level completed: 42%, Points required for next Level: 584
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    price26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    2,026
    Points
    24,966
    Level
    48
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Cyride question.

    First, the buses get sold all the time when they become too expensive to fix up or out of date with new buses coming in, so it is very plausible for it to be somewhere like Miami. I've seen those youtube videos before as well.

    And all the buses are capable of reaching speeds of around 70 miles per hour, some of the buses are a bit of a tank, but we typically take buses down the Des Moines for the State Fair and when we take driving tests we get the buses up to 65 out on Highway 30.

    I could tell you which buses would be the best for making the trip though, some of them just aren't very good at getting up to speed.



  6. #6
    All-Star
    Points: 53,664, Level: 71
    Level completed: 75%, Points required for next Level: 386
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    wesley_w's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    1,714
    Points
    53,664
    Level
    71
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 84
    Given: 2

    Re: Cyride question.

    First off, does anything need to be done to make the buses legal for private use?? Like seat belts and stuff like that??

    And secondly, I am amazed at how we get questions answered on this site, whether it's stadium construction or cyride buses or police work and everything in between. It just seems like we have someone on here in every field.

    If I ever decide I want to split an atom in my basement, I'm coming here for instructions!!!!


    TCU at ISU Mens BBall 2016
    http://photos.winterinkphotography.com/p534148260

    Iowa State Football Photos from the past
    http://photos.winterinkphotography.com/p928725649

  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 542,665, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 54.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    39,316
    Points
    542,665
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,805
    Given: 2,839

    Re: Cyride question.

    Quote Originally Posted by wesley_w View Post
    If I ever decide I want to split an atom in my basement, I'm coming here for instructions!!!!
    See, what you do is take a hammer and a chisel, and with with a high-powered microscope you aim very carefully at the center of the atom with the chisel, then take a large swing back...


    "Success is just failure that hasn't happened yet." - life advice from Latrell Spreewell



  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 24,966, Level: 48
    Level completed: 42%, Points required for next Level: 584
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    price26's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    2,026
    Points
    24,966
    Level
    48
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Cyride question.

    Quote Originally Posted by wesley_w View Post
    First off, does anything need to be done to make the buses legal for private use?? Like seat belts and stuff like that??
    CyRide will often take some of the seats out so they can have replacements for later, and things like the signs will be cleared or taken out. But usually when CyRide sells it it is good to go for private use. I don't think seat belts are required, since school buses don't have them and you're technically not using it for public transit type reasons.

    I always thought it would be cool though to get one of the buses with electric signs when they decide to sell them and then program in cool phrases into them.



  9. #9
    Addict Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Oldpeopleville
    Posts
    9,207
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Cyride question.

    I always thought it would be cool though to get one of the buses with electric signs when they decide to sell them and then program in cool phrases into them.
    You mean like,

    "I have a big

    :cycles over:

    ego"?


    "Seven minutes to glory."

  10. #10
    Speechless
    Points: 470,055, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 15.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    40,901
    Points
    470,055
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,046
    Given: 114

    Re: Cyride question.

    Quote Originally Posted by wesley_w View Post
    A few weeks ago I saw an old cyride bus in the driveway of a house about three blocks from me. I think it might have been the weekend of the Colorado game but now I can't remember for sure. I just figured they bought it for tailgating.

    On this subject, I have a question. Since these buses just run around town, are they geared specially for that and would it be impractical to buy one to make football road trips?? Or, in other words, are they not built for going 70 mph??

    I see the busses all the time on I35. CyRide runs shuttles to and from the airport before and after breaks, so I know they go 70 mph.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  11. #11
    Rookie
    Points: 9,746, Level: 29
    Level completed: 66%, Points required for next Level: 204
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    Jables22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    392
    Points
    9,746
    Level
    29
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 2

    Re: Cyride question.

    Splitting Atoms? Reminds me of this scene from a Simpson's episode:

    [Mr. Burns is reminiscing about his grandfather's old Atom Smashing Plant]

    Burns' Grandfather: Come on, men! Smash those atoms! You there, turn out your pockets.
    [Two goons seize a waifish worker and turn out his pockets]

    Burns' Grandfather: Aha - atoms! One, two, three, four... SIX of them! Take him away!

    Waif: You can't treat the working man this way! One of these days we'll form a union, and get the fair and equitable treatment we deserve! Then we'll go too far, and become corrupt and shiftless, and the Japanese will eat us alive!

    Burns' Grandfather: The Japanese? Those sandal-wearing goldfish tenders? Ha ha! Bosh! Flimflaw!

    Mr. Burns: Oh, if only we'd listened to that young man, instead of walling him up in the abandoned coke oven.



  12. #12
    All-Star
    Points: 21,863, Level: 45
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 687
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    akclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    515
    Posts
    1,083
    Points
    21,863
    Level
    45
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 44
    Given: 6

    Re: Cyride question.

    I know that there are insurance issues regarding the status of the bus. I believe it is rather expensive until some modifications are made to give the bus "RV" status.



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 136,129, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ianoconnor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    8,308
    Points
    136,129
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,273
    Given: 2,796

    Re: Cyride question.

    Do you have to get a commercial drivers license if you own one?



  14. #14
    All-Star Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    bmuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,583
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Cyride question.

    We have one for tailgating. The biggest problems are insuring them and fixing them when something breaks. Both get VERY expensive.


    XXXX Master Shake is under gag order XXXX

  15. #15
    All-Star
    Points: 53,664, Level: 71
    Level completed: 75%, Points required for next Level: 386
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    wesley_w's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ames, Iowa
    Posts
    1,714
    Points
    53,664
    Level
    71
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 84
    Given: 2

    Re: Cyride question.

    Quote Originally Posted by bmuff View Post
    We have one for tailgating. The biggest problems are insuring them and fixing them when something breaks. Both get VERY expensive.
    Maybe yours is the one I saw. It was in a driveway of a house that sits on the corner of Wilder and some other street in West Ames.


    TCU at ISU Mens BBall 2016
    http://photos.winterinkphotography.com/p534148260

    Iowa State Football Photos from the past
    http://photos.winterinkphotography.com/p928725649

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBA
  • Football Season Opener vs. UNI
  • September 3, 2016
  • 07:00 PM