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Old 05-15-16, 06:50 PM
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Heck, when I was a kid, we had Lincoln Logs.
Lincoln Logs, an Erector Set, and square Lego's. Surprised we're still kickin'
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Of course, we could also carry a pocket knife to school and play with it and recess.
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Lincoln Logs, an Erector Set, and square Lego's. Surprised we're still kickin'
Don't remember the Legos. Must have been the rich kids.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Don't remember the Legos. Must have been the rich kids.
Introduced in the 60s. Probably after your time.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Introduced in the 60s. Probably after your time.
I would have been in to HO slot cars by early 60s.
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I would have been in to HO slot cars by early 60s.
You had electricity?
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And, speaking of tris, AG did really well at IMTX, given that the bike course was only published a few days ahead of time (and was 18 miles short) and then the swim was changed the day before (increasing the bike to 95 miles), and then at about mile 20 of the run a signature Texas thunderhailstorm rolled in and, after 20 minutes of torrential precipitation and lightning strikes, they paused the race right when the storm was relaxing. For forty minutes, with people stopped at random places including standing in ankle-deep water with nothing but a garbage bag poncho to keep them warm. And lightning striking around while, again, they had the racers standing in deep water. They got started again and she finished well enough, but was cold and stiff after that. And cranky at the group that runs Ironman.
My friend did fantastic this year. I think she finished before they started pulling people from the road, but I don't know for sure yet. 10:58 finish time. We usually ride together at like 16.5mph average (in the hills), but she managed 19.5 at IMTX. Apparently super flat and fast course.

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School project due Wednesday. Building was the first part. They didn't have this stuff when I was a kid. 1329 pieces.


I was previously addicted to legos with my daughter. Well, to be honest I still am, but now I'm too poor to spend any money on it.
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You had electricity?
Sort of. Only in thunderstorms and when the kite wasn't broken.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Sort of. Only in thunderstorms and when the kite wasn't broken.
Nicely done.
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Today's race had a big hill, and a pretty technical corner at the bottom of a healthy descent. It was going to be hard, and then it started to rain just as the whistle blew. I know I've arrived when I hear "hup hup hup" when I move forward. Had I been more confident in my cornering, it would have been a different day. If someone would have told me I would finish second on a day like today, I would have called bull.
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Today's race had a big hill, and a pretty technical corner at the bottom of a healthy descent. It was going to be hard, and then it started to rain just as the whistle blew. I know I've arrived when I hear "hup hup hup" when I move forward. Had I been more confident in my cornering, it would have been a different day. If someone would have told me I would finish second on a day like today, I would have called bull.
Congrats on finishing saganth!
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Nice day, @LAJ! Good racing.
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Congrats on finishing saganth!
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If someone would have told me I would finish second on a day like today, I would have called bull.
Excellent.
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Of course, we could also carry a pocket knife to school and play with it and recess.
Now its a mandatory hold. You'll see the judge in the morning or the next morning.
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Today's race had a big hill, and a pretty technical corner at the bottom of a healthy descent. It was going to be hard, and then it started to rain just as the whistle blew. I know I've arrived when I hear "hup hup hup" when I move forward. Had I been more confident in my cornering, it would have been a different day. If someone would have told me I would finish second on a day like today, I would have called bull.
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Nice day, @LAJ! Good racing.
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Lincoln Logs, an Erector Set, and square Lego's. Surprised we're still kickin'
I dunno how I managed to Erector BITD without a cordless drill.
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Today's race had a big hill, and a pretty technical corner at the bottom of a healthy descent. It was going to be hard, and then it started to rain just as the whistle blew. I know I've arrived when I hear "hup hup hup" when I move forward. Had I been more confident in my cornering, it would have been a different day. If someone would have told me I would finish second on a day like today, I would have called bull.
Woot!!!
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Thank you, rjones.
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