Recent content by Ben Ruset

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    The story of the defense of the New Jersey Pine Barrens against illegal off-road vehicles.

    There's your answer. I hate to sound cynical but I'm pretty sure this will be a one sided hit piece.
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    Sunset at Friendship

    Back when I worked for Comcast (1998 or so) I drove a 6 cylinder F-150 with a stick. I really liked that truck.
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    Sunset at Friendship

    I got a really highly rated 3rd party warranty that my local dealer has a good relationship with. It's good until the car hits 110k I think. I just hit 50k. I already had the (plastic) valve cover fail and it was no problem to get it fixed. Didn't cost me a cent and the dealer even came and...
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    Sunset at Friendship

    It's not an X drive. It's a base 435i with the cold weather package, lighting package, and the Harmon Kardon stereo. The dealer had another one with the red interior and the sport trim which I loved but it had the basic radio. I was prepared to trade the sport package for a decent stereo. I've...
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    Sunset at Friendship

    I love driving a stick. My first one was an 85 Mazda RX-7 and then I've had a smattering of others over the years. They're getting rare in newer cars now. I brought my car to a different BMW dealer than the one I bought it from (had to drive to Edison to find a used BMW with a stick) and the...
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    Sunset at Friendship

    It's a 2015. It's a lot of fun to drive.
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    Sunset at Friendship

    In case anybody was wondering, it's a stick.
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    Sunset at Friendship

    It’s a BMW 435i. Very fun on the paved road, a little nerve wracking on the dirt. I’m not brave/rich enough to own a Porsche.
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    Sunset at Friendship

    I have a rear wheel drive v6 turbo coupe. It feels a little strange to drive it down washboard dirt road roads.
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    Sunset at Friendship

    Yesterday I decided to shoot down to Friendship to shoot the sunset since it's one of the few places reasonably away from crowds that I can get to with my car. Every time I go I feel like I need to get a truck to be able to get around the woods again. Friendship-Speedwell road in a sports car...
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    Starting to see fall color

    Nice work!
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    New Jersey Governor Targets Hunters in 2021 Budget Proposal

    I don't think saying "I like our governor" and not totally fawning over the guy is political. Neither is what Guy wrote when he started the post. A potential hike in hunting fees is sort of relevant to what the site is. Someone saying "I'm happy to engage" in what would invariably become a...
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    Stealth camping and caterpillars

    I'll export from Lightroom and then Airdrop the photo(s) to my phone. From there I upload it to Instagram. I think there are 3rd party clients to post to Instagram from a desktop app but the official way is to do it from the iOS app. I'm at https://instagram.com/benruset
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    Stealth camping and caterpillars

    I'm about to get rid of my Facebook. I'll keep instagram just for my photography. You might also like 500px, too. Your images are great; I'd love to see them during my Instagram scrolls.
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    Stealth camping and caterpillars

    @Jon Holcombe Do you have an Instagram?