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Old 07-31-20, 10:07 AM
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Well.. it comes from the proceeds, but I’m technically the one paying it since I probably could have knocked about that much off of the sale price without a realtor.
Yeah, I just wasn't sure if the seller was expecting to keep all of their asking price (and you'd essentially be paying additional to the realtor) or if the seller had agreed to the realtor taking a cut. FSBO people are weird sometimes.
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Old 07-31-20, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What is the featured bird? #Birding


Looks like a goose to me.
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Old 07-31-20, 10:29 AM
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Old 07-31-20, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Looks like a goose to me.
Could be a crane.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
If you're in Ithaca, you need to go find Taughannock Falls. And take the rim trail that goes around the top of the gorge. You can thank me later.

already left. But i’ll check it out next time for sure.
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Old 07-31-20, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
What is the featured bird? #Birding


Silly goose, it's a goose obv.
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Old 07-31-20, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
already left. But i’ll check it out next time for sure.
The falls themselves are about 215 feet, and the rim trail takes you way above THAT. Spectacular!

I really miss Ithaca sometimes. Spent two years there after college, deciding graduate school wasn't my cup of tea.
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Old 07-31-20, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
The falls themselves are about 215 feet, and the rim trail takes you way above THAT. Spectacular!

I really miss Ithaca sometimes. Spent two years there after college, deciding graduate school wasn't my cup of tea.
Are these falls far away from the university? We stay at hotel ithaca, so the falls we went to today we’re about 1.5 mile walk.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Are these falls far away from the university? We stay at hotel ithaca, so the falls we went to today we’re about 1.5 mile walk.
8 miles north on Rt 89. There is - or was - a restaurant nearby. I can't vouch for it, since I left Ithaca in 1982. All the restaurants I knew are gone!
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Silly goose, it's a goose obv.
Which kind?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_goose_breeds
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@Velo Vol hydration notice: the newest Everesting champion removed the water bottle cages from his Tarmac to save weight.



He also chopped off the drops. Who needs 'em when you're stem is slammed like that?!?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Two trains in one photo.
Oh yes! Two railroads also.

BNSF's Front Range Subdivision
UPRR's Laramie Subdivision
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Apparently WaWa is derived from the Ojibwe word for Canadian Goose.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Apparently WaWa is derived from the Ojibwe word for Canadian Goose.
*Canada Goose
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Old 07-31-20, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Apparently WaWa is derived from the Ojibwe word for Canadian Goose.
I think we went over this before, but it's from "The Song of Hiawatha" see cut/paste below

​​​​​​"All the wild-fowl sang them to him,
In the moorlands and the fen-lands,
In the melancholy marshes;
Chetowaik, the plover, sang them,
Mahng, the loon, the wild-goose, Wawa,
The blue heron, the Shuh-shuh-gah,
And the grouse, the Mushkodasa!"
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@Velo Vol hydration notice: the newest Everesting champion removed the water bottle cages from his Tarmac to save weight.
I removed one of mine, too. Actually it broke off.

He also only needed three gears. A lesson for us all.
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Apparently WaWa is derived from the Ojibwe word for Canadian Goose.
Oh?
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
8 miles north on Rt 89. There is - or was - a restaurant nearby. I can't vouch for it, since I left Ithaca in 1982. All the restaurants I knew are gone!
I went there in 2001, it was decent.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
@Velo Vol hydration notice: the newest Everesting champion removed the water bottle cages from his Tarmac to save weight.



He also chopped off the drops. Who needs 'em when you're stem is slammed like that?!?
How did he descend safely without disk brakes?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
@Velo Vol hydration notice: the newest Everesting champion removed the water bottle cages from his Tarmac to save weight.



He also chopped off the drops. Who needs 'em when you're stem is slammed like that?!?
Not much need for bottles when you have to do it as out-and-backs.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Not much need for bottles when you have to do it as out-and-backs.
I guess if you're getting handups. Of course it was done in Ireland where you can get plenty of hydration out of the air by osmosis
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
How did he descend safely without disk brakes?
His survival is a bit of a surprise
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Not much need for bottles when you adequately pre-hydrate.
Fixed.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Fixed.
For Everesting? GLWT.
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I'd far rather buy my soggy Italian hoagy at Mushkodasa(!)
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
His survival is a bit of a surprise
Yes, it's so refreshing, now that I have disc brakes, not to have to call for a car to come and take me back down after a climb.
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