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Addiction XXXVIII

Old 08-15-14, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by surgeonstone
I would think, with so much likely invested and collector quality vehicles, that they would be somewhat shy in racing them. What was the top speed.
I don't know. Today is not racing, just qualifying, so I would not expect them to be too aggressive today. The group of cars that followed the group in the pic that I posted were much faster. Top speed in that group was 157 mph. I would guess for the group in the pic maybe 115-120 mph. I am surprised by: 1. How many cars are out there in each group, maybe 15-20, 2. The fact that they actually seem to be trying to go fast and do well, despite the value of the cars, and 3. How normal everyone seemed in the paddock area, they want you to look at their cars and if they're not busy, they'll tell you all about them. These people love cars like we love bikes.
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Originally Posted by RPK79
He's proving himself in the Merlin thread now.

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...ly-carbon.html
Oh my god, I want to reach through the computer screen and throttle him.
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Originally Posted by surgeonstone
Oh my god, I want to reach through the computer screen and throttle him.
It's always entertaining when he gets into it with C4L.
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In MSP with the wife tonight to see Rodrigo Y Gabriella, eat entirely too much at Fogo de Chao and maybe see some improve comedy late.
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Originally Posted by RPK79
Gotta love the Twin Cities metro area. I wanted to source a 80mm stem to try out on my bike. ...I was able to find a cheap take off.
...In Sacramento, a cheap takeoff is street code for stolen off someone else's bike.
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Old 08-15-14, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by RPK79


This is the coolest car I've ever seen.
I would drive this as my daily driver!
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This it the truth right here.
Just as well, because from the trend in the comments, I was beginning think we were dealing with God complexes.
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Old 08-15-14, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Rowan
Just as well, because from the trend in the comments, I was beginning think we were dealing with God complexes.
Well I certainly apologize as that was not my intent. Inherently defective I am with many qualities that need improving. I can only do my best.
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Originally Posted by halfspeed
In MSP with the wife tonight to see Rodrigo Y Gabriella, eat entirely too much at Fogo de Chao and maybe see some improve comedy late.
I love Churrascaria and had it often in Brazil. I have been to Fogo de Chao in LA and Porcao in Miami when it was open as well as the one in Rio. One of my favorite cuts of beef is cupim.
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Old 08-15-14, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by surgeonstone
Well I certainly apologize as that was not my intent. Inherently defective I am with many qualities that need improving. I can only do my best.
Stoney, you sound like Yoda with the "defective I am" comment.
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Stoney, you sound like Yoda with the "defective I am" comment.
He s my master, my guide, my inspiration, my all. Actually I never liked the Star War epics.
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Originally Posted by surgeonstone
Oh my god, I want to reach through the computer screen and throttle him.
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I went out to the lake to kayak and see a guy there on a 4 wheeler. As I unload my kayak he says to me "Are you going fishing?" When I replied "no" he takes out his semi-automatic ****** and says, "good, I'm gonna try out my new *** here" and starts firing into the lake. He had no idea how to hold a ******, let alone shoot it. He was all over the place.

Once he stopped, I said to him "hey man, Be careful, the ranger has been out here every friday this time of day for the past few weeks, and He'll put you in jail"

"THANKS BUDDY" and drove off.

****ing idiot.


(I've never seen the park ranger at this dock in two yrs of using it.)
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[MENTION=351576]Heathpack[/MENTION] Those pictures are awesome. And regarding your question about how they can race these cars, if you have the $ to own one and maintain it, it would be criminal to NOT allow it to do what it was designed to do at least once a year. I'm sure they don't push the envelope, but they do know their vehicles. When I had my BMW, the best thing I ever did was take it to the track before I sold it.
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Originally Posted by Rowan
Just as well, because from the trend in the comments, I was beginning think we were dealing with God complexes.
not at all. But in truth, just like a good doctor is humble, we also HAVE to have some hubris. Otherwise we will second guess ourselves constantly. When we make a decision, we need to KNOW that it is the right one (but also be open to other opinions)
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Apparently my expertise is easily replace
I guess I could always be a Walmart greeter
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Originally Posted by BillyD
You don't win an official Addiction Snarkathon™ being no wuss.
Is it Snarkweek™?
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Originally Posted by Pirkaus

Apparently my expertise is easily replace
I guess I could always be a Walmart greeter
Vin Diesel comes in a bottle now?
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Originally Posted by RUOkie
not at all. But in truth, just like a good doctor is humble, we also HAVE to have some hubris. Otherwise we will second guess ourselves constantly. When we make a decision, we need to KNOW that it is the right one (but also be open to other opinions)
One of the first lessons you learn as an intern is not to change an order (unless clearly dangerous). Changing your mind is an invitation for nurses contempt, make up your mind and do it.
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Awesome pics HP. I bet the sounds and smells were pretty sweet too.
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Originally Posted by surgeonstone
One of the first lessons you learn as an intern is not to change an order (unless clearly dangerous). Changing your mind is an invitation for nurses contempt, make up your mind and do it.
So you don't make mistakes, on the premise that you might upset nurses if you did.

Take a step back, surgeonstone and reread what you have written here.
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Originally Posted by Rowan
So you don't make mistakes, on the premise that you might upset nurses if you did.

Take a step back, surgeonstone and reread what you have written here.
No, what happens with questioning yourself and changing orders is a loss of confidence. It is very important for effective care that nurses do have confidence in what you do. Clearly if to leave an order unchanged creates a danger or sub optimal results, then that is irrelevant and you must make the change. However, on many calls , when you have issued a series of orders it is easy to say , maybe I should have done that or this. For those physicians who do not learn this lesson early, a reputation of indecisiveness is quickly earned that will make life very difficult, for the doc, for the nurse and as well for the patient. As Ruokie states, a certain hubris, confidence is very necessary if you are going up to some family member and explain why you are taking out his colon.
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Doing corner guard and not racing tomorrow's 40k TT.

I was getting my bike ready last week and broke it by over tightening the integrated seat clamp trying to get rid of a creak. The $400 dollar repair should help me remember to be more cautious.

#brokencarbon
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Originally Posted by Herbie53
Doing corner guard and not racing tomorrow's 40k TT.

I was getting my bike ready last week and broke it by over tightening the integrated seat clamp trying to get rid of a creak. The $400 dollar repair should help me remember to be more cautious.

#brokencarbon
Where is penman when he thinks he has a superior point to make?

As for me, commiserations on the breakage. It goes with the territory. It's entirely possible to crack an aluminium or steel weld with integrated clamps, too. Ti I am not too sure about.
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