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Old 02-16-19, 07:21 PM
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They'll be set up tubeless in the Spring, when I start riding outside again.
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I just saw a join date of April 2000, over in Touring. The oldest I've seen.
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I just saw a join date of April 2000, over in Touring. The oldest I've seen.
Joe Gardner, Bike Forums founder, joined October 1999.
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3x15's, and when I finished, it was 27 degrees. Then I built a 10 foot long wheelchair ramp. That was hard.
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It’s 22F out. Luckily Mrs datlas brought the “borrowed” mittens back so I can ride and not have frozen hands.
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I just saw a join date of April 2000, over in Touring. The oldest I've seen.
Yeah he's one of the pioneers.

I actually joined a year earlier in 2004, posted a few times, but by the time I came back I had forgotten my login/password so I just started all over again.
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3x15's, and when I finished, it was 27 degrees. Then I built a 10 foot long wheelchair ramp. That was hard.
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Old 02-17-19, 09:02 AM
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Puppy Love working the rat cage while we were dismantling her tunnels and loading the car. We’re taking her up to NoCal next weekend for three Earthdog tests.

Haha we don’t need to tether her while we’re packing up, just set a rat in a cage on the ground and she will not leave that spot for any reason.

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Old 02-17-19, 09:30 AM
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Friday night I got a text to see if Puppy Love could fill in at the Hunt Performance Test for a dog who couldn’t make it. In a Hunt Performance Test, you set the dogs loose on good rabbiting grounds and they have 30 min to stir up a rabbit. They are scored on a variety of hunting attributes (searching ability, tracking a scent line, determination/perseverance, voicing, not being gun shy, etc). Scent hounds used to hunt rabbit on foot (as opposed to on horseback) can enter- Dachshunds, Basset Hounds, Beagles, PBGV, etc. If you get X number of points in each attribute, you pass the test. If you pass 3 tests, you get the title Hunting Hound, then pass a few more (3 or 4), you get the title Senior Hunting Hound, then pass more and you get Master Hunting Hound.

The dogs can be run solo, in a brace (two dogs) or in a pack of four. Some friends were competeting as a mini dachshund pack and one dog got stuck in NY due to bad weather. Hence Puppy Love’s call up. To get a pass for a pack test, all four dogs have to score high enough to individually pass, so there’s a lot of ways it can go wrong. The biggest issue for dachshunds is voicing, it’s not a major breed attribute when working quarry but very helpful so that you don’t accidentally shoot your own dog as it flushes a rabbit your direction.

One of Puppy Love’s doxie friends was trying to complete his Master Hunting Hound title, and only a handful of dachshund have ever done that. The hunt performance tests are rarely held, maybe only 1-2 per year in each locale. So no pressure on newby Puppy Love, none at all. Lol.

OMG she totally rocked it. You have never lived until you’ve seen a pack of mini wirehaired dachshunds working rabbit. They flushed maybe 4 rabbit in the first 15 minutes (its hard to tell sometimes if it’s a new rabbit or the same rabbit flushed multiple times). They all voiced on the rabbit, worked together, stayed completely on task. It was a sight to behold. No video, sorry, you really do have to pay attention to your dog.

The aced it. So much so that the judges had us pick them up after 15 min of work, no need to keep going for the full 30 min. Puppy Love’s little friend Bentley got his Master Hunting Hound title. Willow and Char each got their second leg towards their Senior Hunting Hound title and Puppy Love got her first leg towards her hunting hound title. Puppy Love is next on deck to join this pack when a spot opens up- once Willow gets her Senior title, she will move on to competing in the non-pack categories and Puppy Love will slot in.

It was an awesome showing for a newby. The judges knew she was a substitute dog and very young for this kind of work. “Really, she’s never run in a Hunt Performance Test before? Wow.”


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My employer mailed information about college scholarships available to children of certain current and former employees. The Eligibility Requirements sections contain grammatical errors.
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After witnessing the Destin traffic last night, we awoke this morning, packed, and hit “Home” on the GPS.
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Old 02-17-19, 11:17 AM
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Friday night I got a text to see if Puppy Love could fill in at the Hunt Performance Test for a dog who couldn’t make it. In a Hunt Performance Test, you set the dogs loose on good rabbiting grounds and they have 30 min to stir up a rabbit. They are scored on a variety of hunting attributes (searching ability, tracking a scent line, determination/perseverance, voicing, not being gun shy, etc). Scent hounds used to hunt rabbit on foot (as opposed to on horseback) can enter- Dachshunds, Basset Hounds, Beagles, PBGV, etc. If you get X number of points in each attribute, you pass the test. If you pass 3 tests, you get the title Hunting Hound, then pass a few more (3 or 4), you get the title Senior Hunting Hound, then pass more and you get Master Hunting Hound.

The dogs can be run solo, in a brace (two dogs) or in a pack of four. Some friends were competeting as a mini dachshund pack and one dog got stuck in NY due to bad weather. Hence Puppy Love’s call up. To get a pass for a pack test, all four dogs have to score high enough to individually pass, so there’s a lot of ways it can go wrong. The biggest issue for dachshunds is voicing, it’s not a major breed attribute when working quarry but very helpful so that you don’t accidentally shoot your own dog as it flushes a rabbit your direction.

One of Puppy Love’s doxie friends was trying to complete his Master Hunting Hound title, and only a handful of dachshund have ever done that. The hunt performance tests are rarely held, maybe only 1-2 per year in each locale. So no pressure on newby Puppy Love, none at all. Lol.

OMG she totally rocked it. You have never lived until you’ve seen a pack of mini wirehaired dachshunds working rabbit. They flushed maybe 4 rabbit in the first 15 minutes (its hard to tell sometimes if it’s a new rabbit or the same rabbit flushed multiple times). They all voiced on the rabbit, worked together, stayed completely on task. It was a sight to behold. No video, sorry, you really do have to pay attention to your dog.

The aced it. So much so that the judges had us pick them up after 15 min of work, no need to keep going for the full 30 min. Puppy Love’s little friend Bentley got his Master Hunting Hound title. Willow and Char each got their second leg towards their Senior Hunting Hound title and Puppy Love got her first leg towards her hunting hound title. Puppy Love is next on deck to join this pack when a spot opens up- once Willow gets her Senior title, she will move on to competing in the non-pack categories and Puppy Love will slot in.

It was an awesome showing for a newby. The judges knew she was a substitute dog and very young for this kind of work. “Really, she’s never run in a Hunt Performance Test before? Wow.”


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Doing what?
Posting about his silly shovel.
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It’s 22F out
It's supposed to stay above freezing almost all week, but rain, rain, and rain.
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I'm no dog expert, but something seems wrong with that one.
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I got 19 this afternoon, more than I expected.
Any mockingbirds?
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After witnessing the Destin traffic last night, we awoke this morning, packed, and hit “Home” on the GPS.
its winter break next week for the Atlanta metro area. Prolly throughout the Southeast. They have wierd school calendars down here. Makes me

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@Velo Vol Apparently it's a thing down here.
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It was an awesome showing for a newby. The judges knew she was a substitute dog and very young for this kind of work. “Really, she’s never run in a Hunt Performance Test before? Wow.”
Killer instinct.
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Posting about his silly awesome shovel
FIFY
If you had an awesome shovel you would brag about it too.

In related news, sorry about your vols.
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They'll be set up tubeless in the Spring, when I start riding outside again.
No big whoop. My awesome shovel is tubeless...
...and safely secured in an undisclosed location in metro Atlanta.
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Posting about his silly shovel.

It's supposed to stay above freezing almost all week, but rain, rain, and rain.

I'm no dog expert, but something seems wrong with that one.


Any mockingbirds?
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@Velo Vol Apparently it's a thing down here.
More than two birders in a group is too many.
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its winter break next week for the Atlanta metro area. Polly throughout the Southeast
Nope. However Knox County schools are closed (again) for illness through Wednesday. @Velo Vol remains not sick, though coughing.
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@Velo Vol Apparently it's a thing down here.
It's global.
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Tough night for basketball powerhouses.
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