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Old 07-05-19, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by conspiratemus1 View Post


(As with the P-51 Mustang, the Packard Motor Company built the Merlin engines for Canadian Lancasters under license from Rolls-Royce, enabling the bombers to fly to England from the factory outside Toronto.)
And they all used Whitworth threading and bolts, for the C&V crowd.
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@hazetguy, we have a fair amount of those black snakes in upstate New York. I like 'em. When the house was under renovation, they came through, inside the house! They left us three skins over the years. Since the house is sealed, we haven't seen any more inside. I don't want our guests freaking out with snakes around their ankles, but I sure don't like mice.
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Yep, in NW Pennsylvania, blacksnakes are a farmer's friends. 👍 At Granma's, they put us babies out in the weeds, close to the grape arbor, and we played with blacksnakes. I guess there were plenty of grapes for everyone. 😁
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Old 07-08-19, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
I was nowhere near water. Empty country road. IMG_1228 by iabisdb, on Flickr
Hah! Found one on the highway shoulder once. Sat there for days; I was sure a raccoon or raven or something would snatch it, but it just sat there turning into fish head jerky. Sadly, no pics.
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Old 07-08-19, 01:15 PM
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went for a ride on friday to work off all the burgers from our 4th of july bbq, saw some cows and a burnt out house

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Old 07-08-19, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
Saw this black snake on my July 4th ride. About 4' long. It was crossing the bike/multi use path. I stopped to watch it, and also to make sure no bike path warrior would come flying along and run over it. It's the first live one I've seen in a while (I see plenty of dead ones). They are non venoumous and help keep the rodent population under control, so they are good in my book.

I have always liked snakes, too. I was sad all day when a big black snake--no doubt a close relative of that one--sped out of the tall grass at the side of the road (somewhere between Poplarville and Biloxi, Mississippi) and directly under my front wheel, much faster than I could react. Went right over him and left him in his death throes, the poor fellow.

A short time later I remember passing the "Bad Habitz Wine and Liquor Store." The letters in the sign were rendered to look like they had been assembled from worn and weathered barn boards. I really should have taken a picture of that, but I was too shy.
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Originally Posted by gna View Post
And they all used Whitworth threading and bolts, for the C&V crowd.

I was told many years ago that Whitworth threading was "created" to make it so germans couldn't work on captured enemy planes.

It sounds plausible enough, and I want to believe it enough, that I have not googled it for confirmation.
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Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
I was told many years ago that Whitworth threading was "created" to make it so germans couldn't work on captured enemy planes.

It sounds plausible enough, and I want to believe it enough, that I have not googled it for confirmation.
Sorry, no. Whitworth predates airplanes by many years--it was the first national threading/bolt standard: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britis...dard_Whitworth
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Old 07-08-19, 09:47 PM
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I remember seeing the models of them at the hobby store as a kid:

I assembled one of those kits when I was a kid. I think it came from the model-of-the-month club.
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Old 07-08-19, 10:02 PM
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Was riding the bluffs by Pismo Beach. Saw some whales breaching action off shore. Was lucky to catch this one!
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Was riding the bluffs by Pismo Beach. Saw some whales breaching action off shore. Was lucky to catch this one!
SPY hopping!!!!
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Old 07-09-19, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
Lots of those little parks have tanks- I don’t recall seeing parks with jets (I’d bet there’s one in a park for Lance Sijan around here)

There is a park around here with a HueyCobra - I think that thing is badass.
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I remember seeing the models of them at the hobby store as a kid:

Originally Posted by Pompiere View Post
I assembled one of those kits when I was a kid. I think it came from the model-of-the-month club.
I saw a Huey helicopter explode in the air and fall from the sky as a kid growing up in J'ville / Camp Lejeune. It landed on a grocery store in a shopping center, but amazingly the only fatalities were the pilots.

Our club rides from the NC Global Transpark and we frequently see one of the heaviest airplanes to take to the sky, a Russian Antonov An-124

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SPY hopping!!!!
LOL. 😁 It's pretty common to see Orca whales, around the Seattle/B.C. area. They like to follow the ferries, and do tricks for the tourists. 😎
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These little carefully balanced stacks of rocks are very common in my area. Mostly along trails and on the shore. Do people do this everywhere?

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Yea, known as "cairn" typically, most often used to mark trails that are otherwise not obvious.
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Gargantuan Alexander Calder (above) and Richard Serra (below) sculptures. These are at Myrtle Edwards Park, the starting point of a really nice bayside trail from downtown Seattle to the Magnolia neighborhood north of there.

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My last contribution tonight: a mountain beaver who was almost as curious about me as i was about him, along the road to Hurricane Ridge...


MtBeaver by Tim Chamberlain, on Flickr

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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
These little carefully balanced stacks of rocks are very common in my area. Mostly along trails and on the shore. Do people do this everywhere?

I occasionally see them in streambeds where the rocks are plentiful.
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My last contribution tonight: a mountain beaver who was almost as curious about me as i was about him, along the road to Hurricane Ridge...


MtBeaver by Tim Chamberlain, on Flickr

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My last contribution tonight: a mountain beaver who was almost as curious about me as i was about him, along the road to Hurricane Ridge...
Thanks for posting. I never heard of a mountain beaver until now.
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