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Old 12-11-23, 10:06 PM
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Another example of why the US isn't Europe when it comes to long-distance train travel.
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Old 12-11-23, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by mschwett
amtrak is very slow, and relatively few trains through maricopa (phoenix). but it is possible.




there are many more trains through flagstaff. some have limited availability / private rooms only and some are more open. two hour drive from phx. shorter trip. better availability. you could be home by 8pm thursday if you made a middle of the night trip to flagstaff right now....


thanks for that but getting to Flagstaff tonight is not happening.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
thanks for that but getting to Flagstaff tonight is not happening.
what, a 59 hour train ride doesn't get your juices flowing?!/!?!
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LOL What is this? Very LesterOfPuppets esque, shopping in a marketplace hundreds of miles away.


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If I wait til tomorrow afternoon to decide on the bus then I will still miss my daughters recital. I have to leave tomorrow morning via the bus in order to make it.

The train is sold out, and maybe I am stupid but the amtrak website sucks.
A cross country bus trip ca be extremely trying. I can’t recommend it. Driving would be tough too, but way better than tha bus.
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Old 12-12-23, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Another example of why the US isn't Europe when it comes to long-distance train travel.
We would, regardless, be much closer to Russia in this case than Europe. Only the eastern megalopolis or the California coast would have the density to be anything like the European network.
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Old 12-12-23, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Another example of why the US isn't Europe when it comes to long-distance train travel.
Why do you hate 'merica?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Ear infection had led to my ear being blocked. I can’t fly. I mean I can fly, but if it causes my ear drum to rupture then I won’t be able to go to work for go knows how long. So I am stuck until it clears. I tried to convince the wife to let me bus it but it was an unforeseen cost and christmas and medical bills she doesn’t want to. She is in the thought process i’ll magically be better tomorrow. I think I will end up having to rent a car and drive it which will cost more than the bus. Food, Gas, Car not to mention I can’t drive for 32 hours straight and sleeping in the car is dangerous.
I generally avoid giving medical advice online, but in this case I will make an exception. It is worth CONSIDERING a short (few days) course of steroids. They may reduce the swelling in your ear and eustachian canal and allow you to fly sooner. You should get this checked in PERSON by a PHYSICIAN and see if it's a consideration.
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Another example of why the US isn't Europe when it comes to long-distance train travel.
I remember when Amtrak was touting being able to max out at 180 mph on the Northeast Corridor a few years ago.

Gee. That would bring us up to where France was--in the middle 1980s.
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Who are these Giants?
They Might Be Giants.....

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AG is mildly positive now, unsurprisingly, but less symptomatic than I was. I'm finally well into recovery with my RHR plunging, BB up to 80, and throat almost not sore anymore. Just conventional tired from not sleeping well for a while.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
AG is mildly positive now, unsurprisingly, but less symptomatic than I was. I'm finally well into recovery with my RHR plunging, BB up to 80, and throat almost not sore anymore. Just conventional tired from not sleeping well for a while.
At least the two of you can snuggle now. Hope her case continues to be mild.
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BTW stop testing. No role for it once you have a diagnosis.
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Old 12-12-23, 07:18 AM
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Wow, the Giants beat the Packers, maybe they’re worth watching for the rest of the season.

The Jets won this weekend, too. When’s the last time they both won on the same weekend?

Tennessee beating Miami was also a surprise.
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Originally Posted by datlas
At least the two of you can snuggle now. Hope her case continues to be mild.
Yep. And thanks. Will be nice to sleep in the same bed and eat together again. And got her past her tough work days.

Vacation starts late next week too, so hopefully finally can unwind a bit. Been weeks since we had a normal weekend of any sort.
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Wow, the Giants beat the Packers, maybe they’re worth watching for the rest of the season.

The Jets won this weekend, too. When’s the last time they both won on the same weekend?

Tennessee beating Miami was also a surprise.
No one - no one! - gets six meaningless wins per season like the G-men.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Yep. And thanks. Will be nice to sleep in the same bed and eat together again. And got her past her tough work days.

Vacation starts late next week too, so hopefully finally can unwind a bit. Been weeks since we had a normal weekend of any sort.
The other good news is that your immunity against Covid will be very strong for the next several months so risk of getting it again is very low.

Sadly, that immunity starts to wane at around 4-5 months so you may be vulnerable again in the springtime.

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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I remember when Amtrak was touting being able to max out at 180 mph on the Northeast Corridor a few years ago.

Gee. That would bring us up to where France was--in the middle 1980s.
Acela is likely as close as we will get. Empire Service hits 100 or so between Albany and Hudson but that’s like 30 miles.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
No one - no one! - gets six meaningless wins per season like the G-men.
Tommy is looking pretty promising though.
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Been mentally gnawing on my bearing issue with my Novatech Hubbed wheels. I think the dimensions between the shell and bearing stops on the axel are off. During reassembly, with the 2 hub shell bearings in place capturing the axle. The bearings are buttery smooth, and the wheel just spins and spins. With the freehub installed on the axle it's still very smooth. But once you add the end caps and tighten them down. There's roughness and binding. They hardly spin at all.
So my though process is this. The shell holds the hub bearings in position by the outer races. The axel has stops on it that center the axle and hold it in line with the now located outer bearing races, by stopping the inner races in a particular place and spacing appart. On the nondrive end of the axel is a sealing end cap, a small spacer and the dropout nut that screws onto the axle. On the freehub side. There is a spacer out board of the hub shell bearing. That pushes against the inner bearing race of the hub shell bearing and the inner race of that freehub bearing then another spacer, which also locates or registers against the inner races of both freehub bearings, then the other spacers and freehub end cap . So when you tighten the end caps against each other its pushing both inner races of the hubshell bearings out of alignment with their respective outer races. ( I dont believe the freehub bearings are involved in the binding. The rumbling and drag is present weather it spins of ratchets) Resulting in all the binding and roughness I feel. I was thinking about getting some shim washers and adding a couple to the axel inboard of the hub bearings, say .1mm ( .0039") at a time. If it was just one wheel, it wouldn't matter do much but I have 4 of them, so far on 2 I've changed the bearings on this is how they act when complete.
I know tldr. Logical? Or nah...

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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Tommy is looking pretty promising though.
He's a fun story but I have severe doubts he's good for more than a backup.
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We're number one!!!

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Also, I notice that you never mention them Bison. I hope they don't win the championship because it will encourage the <deleted> who want to spend huge amounts of money to move to BCS and become also rans.
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no worries about that as they are coming to Missoula and nobody wins at WGS..(Washington Grizzly Stadium). I am guessing the Bison will be even more discombobulated with their head coach bailing on them ahead of the semi final game......
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