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  #11  
Old August 30th 16, 12:29 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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On 8/29/16 4:01 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
On 08/29/2016 03:47 PM, Richard Henry wrote:

...and some leather thongs.


There's a joke there somewhere...


.... it's what you wear under Lederhosen.

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Old August 30th 16, 01:31 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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On Monday, August 29, 2016 at 4:01:30 PM UTC-7, The Real Bev wrote:
On 08/29/2016 03:47 PM, Richard Henry wrote:

...and some leather thongs.


There's a joke there somewhere...


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It's too long a story, but you got me started --

One of my favorite items of clothing is a hoody (hooded sweatshirt). They usually come with a cord in a channel around the hood to snug it up around the face. Those cords often disappear, like a half-pair of socks, the first time a hoody goes through the washing machine. I had such an experience with a hoody bearing the logo of the college 2 of my children attended, one I wore a lot when visiting them there. I replaced the cord with one from the bundle of leather thongs I had bought years before at a handicraft store for a macrame project.

On one trip up there, the plastic inner fender panel on my wife's car got hung up on a parking lot curb block and bent back far enough to be rubbing on the tire. I didn't notice that until we were back on the freeway - much noise and some smoke. The problem was obvious after I pulled over to the shoulder and looked in the wheelwell, so I yanked the cord out of my hoody and tied the panel back in place.

It's still there, and there are some thongs along with plastic tie-wraps in my truck toolbox now.
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Old August 30th 16, 03:14 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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On 08/30/2016 06:31 AM, Richard Henry wrote:

On one trip up there, the plastic inner fender panel on my wife's car
got hung up on a parking lot curb block and bent back far enough to
be rubbing on the tire. I didn't notice that until we were back on
the freeway - much noise and some smoke. The problem was obvious
after I pulled over to the shoulder and looked in the wheelwell, so I
yanked the cord out of my hoody and tied the panel back in place.

It's still there, and there are some thongs along with plastic
tie-wraps in my truck toolbox now.


Excellent!

Something similar happened to me in the Caddy, but I was lightly
sideswiped (my fault) by a truck. I pulled it back as well as I could
and had to have it smashed back by my friendly local mechanic. It's
still not perfect, but who needs to turn sharp corners anyway?

Once I have found I need something I'm not carrying with me I add it to
my collection of essentials. This explains why my purse weighs 10 pounds.

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"History I believe furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people
maintaining a free civil government."
-- letter from Thomas Jefferson to Baron vonHumboldt, 1813
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Old August 31st 16, 08:17 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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Speaking of throwing things out, whatever happened to old Itchy Chin? On a soccer website today, I saw a video of a guy performing what he called "free-style football", From the movements and the commentary (the only right way to do it and the like), I was immediately reminded of Tai Chi Skiing.
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Old September 1st 16, 05:34 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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On 08/31/2016 01:17 PM, Richard Henry wrote:
Speaking of throwing things out, whatever happened to old Itchy Chin?
On a soccer website today, I saw a video of a guy performing what he
called "free-style football", From the movements and the commentary
(the only right way to do it and the like), I was immediately
reminded of Tai Chi Skiing.


Good times...

And what about the little wheels you could attach to the ends of your
skis so you could roll them? I can't remember the cutesy name, but
every once in a while when I'm really tired I think that maybe that
wasn't such a bad idea after all.

Ski-daddle! The human mind is a wonderful thing.

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clapping to songs and diabetes.
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Old September 1st 16, 03:18 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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On Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 10:34:18 PM UTC-7, The Real Bev wrote:
On 08/31/2016 01:17 PM, Richard Henry wrote:
Speaking of throwing things out, whatever happened to old Itchy Chin?
On a soccer website today, I saw a video of a guy performing what he
called "free-style football", From the movements and the commentary
(the only right way to do it and the like), I was immediately
reminded of Tai Chi Skiing.


Good times...

And what about the little wheels you could attach to the ends of your
skis so you could roll them? I can't remember the cutesy name, but
every once in a while when I'm really tired I think that maybe that
wasn't such a bad idea after all.

Ski-daddle! The human mind is a wonderful thing.

--
Cheers, Bev
Todd Flanders' hobbies include being quiet on long rides,
clapping to songs and diabetes.


A couple of years ago when I was in my campaign to ski every area near Lake Tahoe, I rode up on a chair with a guy who had some unusually short skis with a see-through top layer and what looked like ball bearings in a thick fluid that squished around as he moved them. I am sure he told me all about them*, but I can't remember anything he said.

*People who wear, carry, or use odd bits of technology - do they get sick of explaining them to everybody they meet? I have a friend here in San Diego that owns a fancy Italian sports car, but he rarely drives it -- "Every time I stop at a light I have to tell my whole life story."
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Old September 1st 16, 04:48 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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Richard Henry wrote:
A couple of years ago when I was in my campaign to ski every area
near Lake Tahoe, I rode up on a chair with a guy who had some
unusually short skis with a see-through top layer and what looked
like ball bearings in a thick fluid that squished around as he moved
them. I am sure he told me all about them*, but I can't remember
anything he said.

*People who wear, carry, or use odd bits of technology - do they get
sick of explaining them to everybody they meet? I have a friend here
in San Diego that owns a fancy Italian sports car, but he rarely
drives it -- "Every time I stop at a light I have to tell my whole
life story."


It is like a shock absorber to dampen the vibrations.


Often it depends on how the question is asked, determines the level of
tech response.
I get asked tech questions in Home Depot all the time. My response is I
am not wearing any Orange and I am a consultant and will want a CC on
file before I answer any tech questions.

But often I do shows and events and will happily answer any formula car
question, it done to promote the sport. But unless there is a purpose I
will avoid answering.

Example I will answer a guy in a Porsche about driving stuff places to
race and who to see for help. If a guy in a Nissan with a giant wing and
drifting sticker on the car I start singing about drifting the figure
skating edition of Motorsports.
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Old September 1st 16, 05:03 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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On 09/01/2016 08:18 AM, Richard Henry wrote:

*People who wear, carry, or use odd bits of technology - do they get
sick of explaining them to everybody they meet? I have a friend here
in San Diego that owns a fancy Italian sports car, but he rarely
drives it -- "Every time I stop at a light I have to tell my whole
life story."


Heh. He was bragging.

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...so few snipers, so many politicians...
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Old September 1st 16, 05:13 PM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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On 09/01/2016 09:48 AM, downhill wrote:

I get asked tech questions in Home Depot all the time. My response is I
am not wearing any Orange and I am a consultant and will want a CC on
file before I answer any tech questions.


I'm curious. What kind of questions and why YOU? I've asked guys who
looked like they knew what they were doing (tool belt, butt crack, etc.)
questions and it's never seemed to bother them.

But often I do shows and events and will happily answer any formula car
question, it done to promote the sport. But unless there is a purpose I
will avoid answering.

Example I will answer a guy in a Porsche about driving stuff places to
race and who to see for help. If a guy in a Nissan with a giant wing and
drifting sticker on the car I start singing about drifting the figure
skating edition of Motorsports.


Ha. My Corolla has a spoiler. As soon as I hit 140 I'll see if it
works or not.

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...so few snipers, so many politicians...
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Old September 2nd 16, 05:28 AM posted to rec.skiing.alpine
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The Real Bev wrote:
On 09/01/2016 09:48 AM, downhill wrote:

I get asked tech questions in Home Depot all the time. My response is I
am not wearing any Orange and I am a consultant and will want a CC on
file before I answer any tech questions.


I'm curious. What kind of questions and why YOU? I've asked guys who
looked like they knew what they were doing (tool belt, butt crack, etc.)
questions and it's never seemed to bother them.


I have low thresh hold for idiots, if you can not figure out who works
there. Why bother me?

Two if you have done your work and understand what your doing your
questions would be reasonable and minimal. Not like the question I heard
at the bait store today, can you filet my 40 lb fish I do not know how.

An example I am loading 20 60lb bags of cement on a cart, and a guy
comes over and asks me how to fix a crack in his cement. I am sweating
like a pig covered in dust and I want to stop and answer questions of
which the only answer involves more questions.

Other time I am picking out ring terminals for heavy gauge wire, used on
master switches in race cars. Guy comes over with junction boxes,
switches and something else and asks me if it right for the job.
Seriously I am to tell you what is up to code.

Often guys in the trades wearing toolbelts are looking for side work,
and HD is a fertile place for people that need work. The clients I seek
are not normally found in HD, and frequently the type that are asking
questions are not the sharpest utensils in the drawer.

 




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