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Old 08-13-08, 10:21 AM
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sorry I posted in here some yesterday when it was cheating.
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Old 08-13-08, 10:27 AM
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That's ok. Most of the members here recognize the overwhelming urge to be a part of this group. You can be excused a youthful exuberance this one time.


Congratulations on turning 50...
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sorry I posted in here some yesterday when it was cheating.
Shame on you

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Old 08-13-08, 10:57 AM
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Our ranks continue to swell... welcome!
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Our ranks continue to swell... welcome!
or

Our "swell" ranks continue
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I have my reservations ...

Just what is an "unterhausen?"

I know "unter" means under.

And according to Britannica On-Line, "hausen" is a large species of sturgeon.

Under Sturgeon? Just what the heck is that all about? I have to know more before I throw my arms open in welcome.
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Old 08-13-08, 11:51 AM
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Your journey is nearly complete, you may enter if of you answer this simple question: What is the air speed of a swallow?
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Old 08-13-08, 12:04 PM
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And the crowd gathers to see if he will be thrown over the edge.
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Congratulations

Nice work. I did it myself back in July. It was a little devastating at the time. I'm over that and on to new crises.
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Better to make it into this group than to never make it into this group...
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Welcome to the dark side, unterhausen. Life as you have known it is over.
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Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
Your journey is nearly complete, you may enter if of you answer this simple question: What is the air speed of a swallow?
Would that be an African or European swallow?
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Welcome to the dark side, unterhausen. Life as you have known it is over.
Hey, where have you been lately, JT?
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Would that be an African or European swallow?
Trick question? Or have you taken the Air density into account for the two continents and made allowance for it?

And Unterhausen- now you have taken this step- there is no looking back.


At our age- you would get a crick in the neck.
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Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
Your journey is nearly complete, you may enter if of you answer this simple question: What is the air speed of a swallow?
I also need to know if the swallow is laden or unladen. As in, would the swallow be attempting to carry a coconut?
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Trick question? Or have you taken the Air density into account for the two continents and made allowance for it?
Keep in mind that the birds will be carrying coconuts.
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Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
Keep in mind that the birds will be carrying coconuts.
Then I would say about the speed of a stone.


But back to Unterhausen- What bike and how long have you been riding? Then there is the PIE question but you may have to refer to previous postings to get the answer to that one.

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answer this simple question: What is the air speed of a swallow?
Hmmmmm

That would be

Vx+Vy/2 x 1.5 = Vc
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all my bikes are blue, was that the question?

actually Unterhausen means loser (think opposite of Oberhausen or Uberhausen), but I didn't realize that at first. It's a bad translation of my name from German, to English and back to German again. Some joker used to call my dad that, so I adopted it.

I mostly ride an early '80s Italian racing bike, but I have a tandem, a touring bike, mountain bikes, and a unicycle. I built frames my youth, and the tandem and touring bike I made for myself. I'm resurrecting a racing frame I made since the Italian frame is looking pretty ragged. Hoping to get the tandem on the road with my son, he's a little suspicious of having me drive for some reason.
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Well if it means "loser" then my all means, Welcome Brother!
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Old 08-13-08, 05:01 PM
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Oh sure, pimpin' for birthday presents.

Welcome to the group, and Happy Birthday!
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Welcome - join the rest of us cast offs and loosers.
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