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Offline tris

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Curing the Winter Blues
« on: November 29, 2016, 01:10:32 AM »
Well its that time of year when I go to work in the dark come home in the dark and the only window in the office looks out to the inside of the factory

This video reminds me what to look forward to for when the sun returns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyfoJob4iWA

Anyone else got some feel good videos/pictures to help us all through the until Spring?
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Offline stevet

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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 11:10:06 PM »
Just advice- if you are in the snow belt, when running your snowblower, pretend you are holding the handlebars of your favorite motorcycle and imagine your favorite ride.

Hey, in 3 weeks, THE DAYS START GETTING LONGER AGAIN!!!  (Sorry to our friends in the southern hemisphere.)

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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 12:07:48 AM »
Thank you,Tris :boozing:

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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 04:12:47 PM »
Actually, I'm headed out for a short ride.  Best cure there is!  :grin:
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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 04:12:47 PM »

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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 04:31:23 PM »
 :thumb:

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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 04:54:10 PM »
Just advice- if you are in the snow belt, when running your snowblower, pretend you are holding the handlebars of your favorite motorcycle and imagine your favorite ride.

Hey, in 3 weeks, THE DAYS START GETTING LONGER AGAIN!!!  (Sorry to our friends in the southern hemisphere.)

Steve.

Even better, wear your helmet, boots, and gloves and LEAN into the turns.... :boozing:

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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 05:04:43 PM »
Actually, I'm headed out for a short ride.  Best cure there is!  :grin:

Texas? U don't know what cold is......

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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2016, 05:14:47 PM »
" This is tearing us all apart ! "

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4EUTMPuvHo
That's the combustion chamber of the turbo shaft. It is supposed to be on fire. You just don't usually see it but the case and fairing fell off.

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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2016, 02:21:28 PM »
You just need to ride something better adapted to winter...




They're especially cute when they're young.






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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2016, 02:29:38 PM »
Texas? U don't know what cold is......

Oh, I know what cold is.  I grew up on a farm in Iowa 40 miles from the Minnesota border.  That's why I live in Texas  :laugh:
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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2016, 02:41:30 PM »
You just need to ride something better adapted to winter...




They're especially cute when they're young.






Yes, we're in the yak business. I told you I had a head injury...

The only thing cute in those pix is the cowgirl!  :wink:

I also think that this yak insanity warrants a separate thread.

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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2016, 03:10:01 PM »
Always thought Cam was a little different.


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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2016, 04:21:16 PM »
Christopher Moore says that getting yak-stomped is a serious thing ...

http://www.any-read.net/read/Lamb_The_Gospel_According_to_Biff_Christs_Childhood_Pal/Pages_17.html


"And you, Number Twenty-one, will shave the yak."

"That's just an expression, right?"

It wasn't.

A yak is an extremely large, extremely hairy, buffalolike animal with dangerous-looking black horns. If you've ever seen a water buffalo, imagine it wearing a full-body wig that drags the ground. Now sprinkle it with musk, manure, and sour milk: you've got yourself a yak. In a cavelike stable, the monks kept one female yak, which they let out during the day to wander the mountain paths to graze. On what, I don't know. There didn't seem to be enough living plant life to support an animal of that size (the yak's shoulder was higher than my head), but there didn't seem to be enough plant life in all of Judea for a herd of goats, either, and herding was one of the main occupations. What did I know?

The yak provided just enough milk and cheese to remind the monks that they didn't get enough milk and cheese from one yak for twenty-two monks. The animal also provided a long, coarse wool which needed to be harvested twice a year. This venerated duty, along with combing the crap and grass and burrs out of the wool, fell to me. There's not much to know about yaks beyond that, except for one important fact that Gaspar felt I needed to learn through practice: yaks hate to be shaved.

It fell to Monks Eight and Seven to bandage me, set my broken legs and arm, and clean off the yak dung that had been so thoroughly stomped into my body. I would tell you the distinction of those two solemn students if I could think of any, but I can't. The goal of all of the monks was to let go of the ego, the self, and but for a few more lines on the faces of the older men, they looked alike, dressed alike, and behaved alike. I, on the other hand, was quite distinct from the others, despite my shaved head and saffron robe, as I had bandages over half of my body and three out of four limbs splinted with bamboo.
That's the combustion chamber of the turbo shaft. It is supposed to be on fire. You just don't usually see it but the case and fairing fell off.

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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2016, 02:48:40 PM »

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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2016, 03:12:30 PM »
My personal fovourite that helps me through, :thumb:, courtesy Daniel Kalal.

http://www.dankalal.net/chapter_collections/video_vanishing_roads.wmv
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Re: Curing the Winter Blues
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2016, 03:49:56 PM »
  I clicked on that and it tried to download something about yak husbandry.

 Those look like super highways for Ural Patrols.
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