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It might be cool and windy
I warned my mom yesterday that she'd better dig her parka out of the closet.

Back on Monday they were thinking rain at game time, so I waited til Wednesday to get tix
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The former. "Let's see how much we can gouge, and how quickly". We looked at two complete dumps, in a popular area, and each wanted better than US$350 per night. They were maybe worth $75. And then you had the crowds to deal with. We hightailed to Valladolid, where we found a lovely hotel for $30, and a remote cenote which could be bicycled to, if one of us was not bogged down by the morning heat.

So that's what they named these after...

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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I warned my mom yesterday that she'd better dig her parka out of the closet.

Back on Monday they were thinking rain at game time, so I waited til Wednesday to get tix
I'm surprised they weren't sold out.
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Remember I posted a few weeks back that Puppy Love rocked it in a Hunt Performance Test in a pack of mini wirehaired doxies? Well the way the scoring goes is that you learn pass/fail right there in the field then they mail you a copy of the judges’ scoresheet with all the details on it.

The dogs are judged on a number of hunting attributes, on a scale from 1-10, with 10 being the best. To get a PASS, the dog has to score at least 5 in each category from each judge, and also get an average score across all three judges of at least 6, and also demonstrate a lack of gun shyness.

Puppy Love’s scores:
Ability to find (searching)- 8 from each judge
Use of voice- 8 from each judge
Line ability- 9 from each judge
Adaptability- 9 from each judge
Determination- two 10’s and a 9
Gun shyness- Pass x 3

Wow that’s even better than I realized!

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This came around on Facebook this morning. Vintage '93 or '94. Cannot remember if I posted this here before. Enjoy the laugh.


Upon further reflection, it had to be later since our team had those jersey that early. I'll date it between '95 and '98.
But I can't read the sign.
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But I can't read the sign.
"Pepper (At least I made it!)"

Pepper was one of the named partners of the law firm I worked for. The full name was too long to fit. The other two members of my team for that charity event wimped out at the last minute. It was a tough, two-day ride of over 160 miles.
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Well you kept smiling anyway, good on you.
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Any sign of Jimmy Hoffa?
Afraid not. This canal was pretty clean. Too far away from any stores to even have grocery carts in it.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Back to the drawing board for you.
Alas.

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Remember I posted a few weeks back that Puppy Love rocked it in a Hunt Performance Test in a pack of mini wirehaired doxies? Well the way the scoring goes is that you learn pass/fail right there in the field then they mail you a copy of the judges’ scoresheet with all the details on it.

Use of voice- 8 from each judge
I missed whatever primer was posted on these contests, but it appears the contestants are judged on barking?

I don't get dogs.
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@indyfabz In my early racing days, the vast majority of bikes in the peloton were Italian: Bianchi, Guerciotti, Masi, Colnago, Ciocc, 3Basso, Viner, Pinerello, etc. I owned/raced a Viner and a Gianni Motta until my first sponsorship which was Nishiki and then Trek. I never felt that the the Nishiki or the Trek had the history or panache of the Italian frames.
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I've got lots of static pictures of myself during various eras (you should see how many different times I sported a beard lol). I just have very few shots of me doing something, like sports, cycling, etc.

We Addicts ought to post pics of ourselves again here, we've done it in the past. No need to be shy, it's not a beauty contest.
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@indyfabz In my early racing days, the vast majority of bikes in the peloton were Italian: Bianchi, Guerciotti, Masi, Colnago, Ciocc, 3Basso, Viner, Pinerello, etc. I owned/raced a Viner and a Gianni Motta until my first sponsorship which was Nishiki and then Trek. I never felt that the the Nishiki or the Trek had the history or panache of the Italian frames.
I think many people would agree that the old school Italian frames had more panache than today's bikes.
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Me and my Viner, probably winter of 1984 because the jersey appears to be wool and we went to Lycra in the spring of 1984.



Note the Multito odometer on the front wheel - Assume it was a training race.
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@indyfabz In my early racing days, the vast majority of bikes in the peloton were Italian: Bianchi, Guerciotti, Masi, Colnago, Ciocc, 3Basso, Viner, Pinerello, etc. I owned/raced a Viner and a Gianni Motta until my first sponsorship which was Nishiki and then Trek. I never felt that the the Nishiki or the Trek had the history or panache of the Italian frames.
I had a dream last night wherein I had a red DeRosa.
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Note the Multito odometer on the front wheel - Assume it was a training race.
Note the customized calves.
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Alas.



I missed whatever primer was posted on these contests, but it appears the contestants are judged on barking?

I don't get dogs.
Its very helpful when hunting rabbits that you know where your dog is, so barking is a huge positive attributes.

Rabbits hide in tight spaces which is why small dogs are used to hunt rabbit. The small dogs have to get into the tight places and flush the rabbit. But rabbits are comfortable in only a small home territory, so they naturally bolt, run off in one direction, then swing back towards where they bolted from. Not to the same exact place but to the general vicinity.

The hounds job is to keep them moving in that arc back to where they came from, ie where the hunter is. Typically this is where the hunter has his best shot at the rabbit.

Much of this search and chase may happen out of sight of the hunter, so a dog giving voice is a huge part of the equation of success in rabbit hunting- knowing where the dog and rabbit are when the rabbit bolts and also hearing the dog’s voice as the rabbit moves away and then turns back are vital. Also very helpful in preventing the hunter from shooting the dog.

Beagles and Bassets “bay” very readily when they’re on rabbit, it’s a breed characteristic and one reason they make great rabbit dogs. Dachshunds do not voice as readily but they can get into tighter spaces. It’s so interesting to me as a newby, Puppy Love has a very distinct voice when she’s actually seen a critter, I know for sure if she’s on it even if I can’t see her, it’s a unique type of bark. The other dachshunds in her pack made a similar sound. Obviously a dachshund thing, the beagles and bassets make a completely different sound.

Likewise, if she’s on a scent line, I know it from her body posture and her responses to me. On an interesting but not too hot line: nose down, tail up, she can hear me if I talk to her, searching a little left to right, fairly relaxed. On a very hot line: nose down with really fast sniffing rate, tail really up and wagging, she acts like it’s hard for her to hear me, moving more quickly and with more focus and more in a straight line, entire body is tense almost to the point of quivering. Then when she finds the quarry, I hear the specific bark and know she’s working on getting the rabbit to bolt. If it bolts, she gives chase and is off like a rocket.

So long winded answer but yes a dachshunds bark has a useful purpose, it’s a desirable trait.

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I planted a Eureka lemon tree about 5 years ago because: lemon curd. I love it, eat it most days mixed into Greek yogurt.

Last weekend I made 12 pints and I can probably make another 12 from the lemons that remain on my tree. Also made a tasty lemon olive oil cake and a killer grilled lemon chicken.

The only space I had to plant the lemon tree was in the front yard, beside my driveway and to my annoyance passers-by feel free to help themselves to my lemons at will. Last weekend we caught an unknown-to-us neighbor picking lemons and when confronted, his response was not to apologize. Instead, “well if you plant a fruit tree in your front yard, you’ve got to expect people to pick from it.” F you, neighbor.

(Still I gave him some lemons while explaining that I actually planted the tree because I had use for the fruit and in the future if he wanted some and asked me first I’d be happy to share a few.)

Anyway, today I was hankering for some scones to tuck underneath a schmear of lemon curd:


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I planted a Eureka lemon tree about 5 years ago because: lemon curd. I love it, eat it most days mixed into Greek yogurt.

Last weekend I made 12 pints and I can probably make another 12 from the lemons that remain on my tree. Also made a tasty lemon olive oil cake and a killer grilled lemon chicken.

The only space I had to plant the lemon tree was in the front yard, beside my driveway and to my annoyance passers-by feel free to help themselves to my lemons at will. Last weekend we caught an unknown-to-us neighbor picking lemons and when confronted, his response was not to apologize. Instead, “well if you plant a fruit tree in your front yard, you’ve got to expect people to pick from it.” F you, neighbor.

(Still I gave him some lemons while explaining that I actually planted the tree because I had use for the fruit and in the future if he wanted some and asked me first I’d be happy to share a few.)

Anyway, today I was hankering for some scones to tuck underneath a schmear of lemon curd:


No pics of them slathered with some lemony goop??? Yummm!!!
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I wonder what the canal peeps were up to here. My guesses were:

1. Checking to see how deep the sediment was
2. Taking out scoops so they could monitor how wet the sediment was, then when it got dry enough, they'd scoop it all out and the scooping and hauling would be easier.

But it seems like samples every 20' is a little excessive for either one of those...

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It’s so interesting to me as a newby, Puppy Love has a very distinct voice when she’s actually seen a critter, I know for sure if she’s on it even if I can’t see her, it’s a unique type of bark.
Can you train/practice the barking?
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Y'all been tracking the Robert Kraft happy endings story?

The plot thickens...

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/pol...227186429.html
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I wonder what the canal peeps were up to here. My guesses were:

1. Checking to see how deep the sediment wasse...
Couldn't they measure this without removing the water?
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Y'all been tracking the Robert Kraft happy endings story?

The plot thickens...

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/pol...227186429.html
When the story first broke, someone said that more people would be named and that it would get very interesting/messy. I think that I mentioned this previously. I had wondered if this was the direction it was going to go, given Kraft's buddy-buddy status and the proximity to Drumpf estate.
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y'all been tracking the robert kraft happy endings story?

The plot thickens...
What a surprise.

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Well, the riding into the wall part wasn't very nice either.

Fake miles, so I dared not comment on that.
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