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    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]



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    Re: Cyride question.

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


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    Re: Cyride question.

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



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    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??


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    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    First, the buses get sold all the time when they become too expensive to fix up or out of date with new buses coming in, so it is very plausible for it to be somewhere like Miami.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.



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    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!!!!


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    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...


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    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.



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    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."

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    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.


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    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.



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    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.



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    Re: Cyride question.

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



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    Re: Cyride question.

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


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    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.


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