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    (BTW - I've changed the name of the thread - it...

    (BTW - I've changed the name of the thread - it isn't the "2013" hiking thread any more :) )
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    I'll be hitting the trails quite hard this...

    I'll be hitting the trails quite hard this winter, gearing up for a small clamber up this berg in September:
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    Chris, are you familiar with the Mountain Club of...

    Chris, are you familiar with the Mountain Club of Maryland? It's a hiking club out of Baltimore. They've been around for a while (about 85 years :) ) and have a ton of hikes. The current schedule...
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    Damn, you always go on the best hikes! Awesome...

    Damn, you always go on the best hikes! Awesome pictures - thanks for posting.
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    Good points. But then... This ^^^ :D

    Good points.

    But then...



    This ^^^ :D
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    Bear in mind that he has a superior car to the...

    Bear in mind that he has a superior car to the other mid-pack drivers (i.e. the 2019 Mercedes.)

    That said - Stroll isn't always bad, and has shown flashes of brilliance at times. But he's too...
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    Yep - agree with ^^ Bear in mind that Perez...

    Yep - agree with ^^

    Bear in mind that Perez was stone last after his lap-1 spin. I was sad that he was overtaken twice at the end, but it's still a great finish after the terrible setback.
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    Watching Portimao right now. Future Pink...

    Watching Portimao right now.

    Future Pink driver Vettel has been outscored in championship points by another pink driver : Hulkenberg.

    Albon being lapped by his team mate is a pretty sad...
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    Yah - the reasonably good drivers with rich...

    Yah - the reasonably good drivers with rich daddies brings down the overall quality of the field, IMO.

    I heard Mazepin's Daddy wanted to buy team Haas.

    Mazepin = Stroll Mark-II.

    :down:mad
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    Didn't work so well for Christmas...

    Didn't work so well for Christmas...
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    If I was Gene or Guenther, I'd hire Perez (money,...

    If I was Gene or Guenther, I'd hire Perez (money, experience, and talent) and pair him with the best up-and-comer from the minor leagues. (Schumacher, or whoever.)
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    Thanks - most of this, we already knew. But this...

    Thanks - most of this, we already knew. But this was a surprise, and explains a lot:



    And I agree with their conclusion:
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    No - if there's good news, it's that they...

    No - if there's good news, it's that they continued coverage exactly where it had been left off. MUCH better than a few years ago when the 3 US-based presenters would do the commentary...
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    No f***ing way! Russell Out? Williams F1...

    No f***ing way!

    Russell Out? Williams F1 Reportedly Considering Sergio Perez for 2021...
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    Yes, all the time. He's fine.

    Yes, all the time.

    He's fine.
  16. Welcome to my world. I've worked from home for...

    Welcome to my world. I've worked from home for many years. Pre-Covid I traveled to my client's offices more-or-less every 2nd week, but was at home all other times. Now I'm WFH full time.

    I...
  17. Sticky: He's fine.

    He's fine.
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    Totally agree. This season alone Perez has been...

    Totally agree. This season alone Perez has been a constant on the 2nd or 3rd rows on the grid, and finishing well into the points. And - he brings big $$$ to his team. Very weird how the politics...
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    I thought that might be the case. Pity - I'd...

    I thought that might be the case.

    Pity - I'd love to see fewer restrictions regarding tires. I wish they weren't so central to ... everything.
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    If practices 1 and 2 are washed out - do they...

    If practices 1 and 2 are washed out - do they still have the full compliment of tires available for qualifying and the race?
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    :O ^^ I didn't know that was a thing?!?

    :O ^^

    I didn't know that was a thing?!?
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    A head-to-head comparison of team mates: ...

    A head-to-head comparison of team mates:
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  23. It's the Sierra Club's "One day Hike" - 100km...

    It's the Sierra Club's "One day Hike" - 100km from Washington, DC to the Appalachian Trail headquarters in Harper's Ferry, along the tow path. http://www.onedayhike.org/



    I blame the scale!
    ...
  24. Holdsworth? That's a name from the past!...

    Holdsworth? That's a name from the past! (Putting aside a certain prog musician for a moment :) )

    I had a Holdsworth road bike when I was in my late teens. I crashed it on a highway and an...
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    Steiner on the possibility of booting Grosjean -...

    Steiner on the possibility of booting Grosjean - in his typically funny way. (read the whole article - it's short.)
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    God, not another moneyed daddy buying a team for...

    God, not another moneyed daddy buying a team for his son:

    https://www.planetf1.com/news/dmitry-mazepin-haas-buyout/?fbclid=IwAR0zx9GOGP-r2SWahXT1Z2OIBFoglo0acAzbpbIrKs92Pluc2TacKRTIIyI

    :mad
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    :rofl :lol Too funny!

    :rofl :lol

    Too funny!
  28. Get a bike! :) Seriously - a LOT of my...

    Get a bike! :)

    Seriously - a LOT of my cycling friends were former runners (some were very accomplished, including Olympic trials) - and turned to cycling after running ruined their knees.
  29. ^^^ What he said :)

    ^^^ What he said :)
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    It's because of his immaturity, and his...

    It's because of his immaturity, and his ridiculous forty-something looking like a teenager trying to be a mobster attitude that I can't stand the guy.

    He's an insurance adjuster. I have to assume...
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    He's still around, on Facebook

    He's still around, on Facebook
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    I agree that the race is in the mid-pack. If you...

    I agree that the race is in the mid-pack. If you ignore the front runners, it's pretty damned exciting!

    It's a 1-horse-race right now, with Verstappen and Botas battling for 2nd. And then 4...
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    Yesterday's race was all about Albon / Gasly,...

    Yesterday's race was all about Albon / Gasly, AFAIC.

    And I agree with Hamilton - they're doing anything they can to block him - it's getting personal.

    I loved Botas's radio comment at the end,...
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    At one stage we had a mocking bird that yelled...

    At one stage we had a mocking bird that yelled all night long. It was in the woods and far from any light. I love going to sleep to bird calls, but this was way too loud and I had to close the...
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    Yep - and if you're on camera and someone needs to move away - if they slide away sideways instead of standing up, then - you know! :D :rofl
  36. Sticky: Kevin, so sorry to read this. It wasn't...

    Kevin, so sorry to read this.

    It wasn't someone we knew, was it?

    I hope you and his family find peace soon.
  37. Sticky: My work life usually comprises of traveling to...

    My work life usually comprises of traveling to some remote location for 4 or 5 days every 2nd week. (I do most of my PE administration in hotel rooms :) )

    I haven't traveled since Feb. and have...
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    I think Chad is saying that your tree may already...

    I think Chad is saying that your tree may already be dead! :lol :lol
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    I'll have to make one :)

    I'll have to make one :)
  40. Sticky: Costco has accepted debit cards for as long as...

    Costco has accepted debit cards for as long as I've known them - whether it's a Mastercard or a Visa.

    I've never had a problem shopping with my Visa debit card.
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    I set my DVR to record an extra 90 minutes after...

    I set my DVR to record an extra 90 minutes after any program scheduled on weekend nights, because sports events often run late and mess with the schedules.
  42. Sticky: Costco has a premier (or whatever it's called)...

    Costco has a premier (or whatever it's called) membership level that gives you cash back. My gets a check from them about every 6 months.
  43. Sticky: I understand what you described, and it is...

    I understand what you described, and it is "correct", though I don't think it's "right". (When I said I didn't think it was legal to refuse cash I wasn't referring to the text on the notes - just a...
  44. Sticky: I'd always assumed that it was illegal to not...

    I'd always assumed that it was illegal to not accept cash, but more and more businesses are going that way.

    I also use a debit card for everything, and there's no limit on it - as long as there...
  45. Great news, Greg!

    Great news, Greg!
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    I agree that they've become too quick to deploy a...

    I agree that they've become too quick to deploy a safety car.

    And they became quicker after the Bianchi incident, especially regarding equipment on the track, repairs to the safety barriers, or (I...
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    Not sure about the first red flag - but with the...

    Not sure about the first red flag - but with the second, as with last week : If the protective barriers are damaged, they cannot continue. The barriers need to be repaired before cars are allowed...
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    :rofl

    :rofl
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    She's funny as hell in the DR. E.g. "Christmas...

    She's funny as hell in the DR. E.g. "Christmas is cancelled" LOL
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    Ah - you're right. I like her this time...

    Ah - you're right.

    I like her this time around, didn't like her much the first time.
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    Was she bleeding at the mouth again? :D

    Was she bleeding at the mouth again? :D
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    I hope he loses this big-headed attitude! I've...

    I hope he loses this big-headed attitude! I've always been a big supporter, but comments like this will loose me as a fan.
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    I just read that Marko admits that Albon has not...

    I just read that Marko admits that Albon has not had the same parts in his car as Verstappen!
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    Simple: Two free practice sessions on Friday....

    Simple:

    Two free practice sessions on Friday.

    Qualifying on Saturday morning.

    Reverse-grid sprint race on Saturday afternoon, with championship points! Say - half the points of a regular...
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    That was ... interesting! I always get so...

    That was ... interesting! I always get so pissed-off with the teams leaaving everything to the very last instant. They get a drafting advantage, but that's far outweighed by the traffic...
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    I see that track as Marillion's equivalent to...

    I see that track as Marillion's equivalent to Radiohead's "Creep".
  57. Sticky: Thanks, all, for the kind thoughts on the passing...

    Thanks, all, for the kind thoughts on the passing of my friend - who is my wife's cousin.

    We'll be joining a "funeral-by-Zoom" soon - the second one we've attended.

    Strange times....
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    The new eco-challenge on Prime is really extreme....

    The new eco-challenge on Prime is really extreme. It's a 5-day event, not 24 hours ... and the clock doesn't stop even if the competitors are sleeping.

    Very tough!

    I far prefer watching that...
  59. Sticky: My wife's cousin died this morning. He had...

    My wife's cousin died this morning.

    He had cancer, complicated by a kidney infection. Then he got Covid.

    Exactly what caused the death is unclear, so I don't know if that would be classified...
  60. Sticky: My grandson should be starting kindergarten this...

    My grandson should be starting kindergarten this year as well.

    My daughter and son-in-law decided some time ago that they would home-school him for the foreseeable future.
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