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    Robert Burns was a winter commuter!

    Thought some of you winter commuters would enjoy this excerpt from his poem, "Winter: A Dirge":

    "The sweeping blast, the sky o'ercast,"
    The joyless winter day
    Let others fear, to me more dear
    Than all the pride of May...
    Sounds like Scotland's national bard would have fit right in!

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    How many carbs and ions/electrolytes in a wee dram w/ haggis, neeps and tatties?
    Last edited by HardyWeinberg; 02-07-07 at 12:31 PM.

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    George Herbert said that every mile in Winter is two. If only it were for nature to lengthen the brightest, if not warmest, part of our day. Its present manifestations merely make the commute slightly less beatific... but briefly. A fortnight is all that stands between this acrid chill and the brisk but invigorating temperatures that invite a longer ride, be it twice the number of miles or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg
    How many carbs and ions/electrolytes in a wee dram w/ haggis, neeps and tatties?
    I'm sure the neeps and tatties would take care of your carbs

    And here's your haggis!

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    Robbie Burns, in the immortal words of Eddie Izzard, "was off his trolley!" Which is to say, yeah. He'd fit right in with the winter commuters.
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    Anyone tried a dram of Scotch before heading out in the morning? It could probably add another few miles of warmth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb
    Anyone tried a dram of Scotch before heading out in the morning? It could probably add another few miles of warmth!
    Dram? That's like more than a quart but less than a liter, right?
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeR
    Dram? That's like more than a quart but less than a liter, right?
    In this case, it's an inexact measurement meaning a small drink. A quart of scotch might be a bit much for a slight warming effect

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dram

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb
    In this case, it's an inexact measurement meaning a small drink. A quart of scotch might be a bit much for a slight warming effect

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dram
    Yep - guess I should have put a smiley at the end of my sentence.
    It's better to cycle through life than to drive by it.

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