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Old 07-09-20, 10:06 AM
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Veg garden is going ham -




Yikes, that is one packed garden. Is that corn? If so you can't have too many stalks in that jungle. I'm surprised it pollinated, almost always multiple rows are recommended for it to pollinate.

Still waiting for my tomatoes to ripen….seems like its been weeks,
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Old 07-09-20, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by SwtBadger View Post
Yikes, that is one packed garden. Is that corn? If so you can't have too many stalks in that jungle. I'm surprised it pollinated, almost always multiple rows are recommended for it to pollinate.

Still waiting for my tomatoes to ripen….seems like its been weeks,
Yeah, the wife is thinking that she went a little overboard, and this is after removing some cucumber and tomato plants. And yes, that's corn - there's four stalks in there.
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Old 07-09-20, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/3693529268

It so is. That Turn 1 hill is legit. The surface is rougher than you think though.
Have you gone to a GP there? I find F1 to be so fascinating.
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Old 07-09-20, 11:21 AM
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Wow. Looks like some of the deals at Merlin aren't going to be quite as good anymore - their free shipping threshold to the US is now $325

I tried to buy a couple base layers and the shipping was $25+
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Old 07-09-20, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
Have you gone to a GP there? I find F1 to be so fascinating.
No - as psyched as I was to be moving here while the track was built, F1 became a lot less interesting right about that same time. :-/

I miss the V10s, refueling, and one-lap qualy.
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Old 07-09-20, 11:39 AM
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Wow. Looks like some of the deals at Merlin aren't going to be quite as good anymore - their free shipping threshold to the US is now $325

I tried to buy a couple base layers and the shipping was $25+
Yeah, but their shipping is now DHL Express, so you'll get your stuff in 3-4 days. It used to take 2 weeks for their free shipping.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Yeah, but their shipping is now DHL Express, so you'll get your stuff in 3-4 days. It used to take 2 weeks for their free shipping.
I usually got stuff in under a week, but I often ordered well ahead of the time that I'd need it, anyway. For some things, total price may still be compelling, but my average order was typically in the $100-200, so that extra $20+ makes a significant difference.
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Old 07-09-20, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
No - as psyched as I was to be moving here while the track was built, F1 became a lot less interesting right about that same time. :-/

I miss the V10s, refueling, and one-lap qualy.
I’ve never been to a race, watch some on TV when I get the chance but not often. Netflix has a great series on F1 that has really captured my attention the past two seasons.

The technical aspect of the cars is what amazes me, they’re getting 1000HP out of a 1.6L engine and fly around a lot of those tracks.
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On the local FB cycling page, someone was asking about riding a series of MUPs in the city. I love this answer -


31 miles! Hit up the donut shop!!!
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Old 07-09-20, 12:54 PM
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Veg garden is going ham -







I like your gardening style
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Old 07-09-20, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
On the local FB cycling page, someone was asking about riding a series of MUPs in the city. I love this answer -


31 miles! Hit up the donut shop!!!
That's only for a serious cyclist.
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Old 07-09-20, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by phrantic09 View Post
I’ve never been to a race, watch some on TV when I get the chance but not often. Netflix has a great series on F1 that has really captured my attention the past two seasons.

The technical aspect of the cars is what amazes me, they’re getting 1000HP out of a 1.6L engine and fly around a lot of those tracks.
That 1000 hp includes the electric motor, as these cars are hybrids. The engine alone is around 750-850,, depending on who you believe.

I read a story done by Yamaha, I think, where they decided the theoretical limit is about 1000 hp per liter of displacement. These test engines weren't practical and only ran in a very narrow rpm range

Top fuel dragsters are supposed to be as high as 11,000 hp @ 9.5 liters. So not too far off of the old Yamaha study. That's with nitro fuel and 63psi of boost.
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Old 07-09-20, 01:37 PM
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On the local FB cycling page, someone was asking about riding a series of MUPs in the city. I love this answer -


31 miles! Hit up the donut shop!!!
Well, duh. Of course.
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Old 07-09-20, 02:22 PM
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I like your gardening style
I only put together the box and hauled the soil; the wife, the kids and (I believe) Pinterest are responsible for everything else.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
That's only for a serious cyclist.
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Well, duh. Of course.
They do have some good donut holes.
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Old 07-09-20, 03:16 PM
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Yeah, the wife is thinking that she went a little overboard, and this is after removing some cucumber and tomato plants. And yes, that's corn - there's four stalks in there.
For those discerning people who care about these things, the best sweet corn in America is to be found in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, minutes from where I sit. Especially when smothered in Irish or Maine farm butter.
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For those discerning people who care about these things, the best sweet corn in America is to be found in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, minutes from where I sit. Especially when smothered in Irish or Maine farm butter.
You sure? Jersey corn is pretty damn good too.
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I was always pretty happy with the sweet corn in Oregon. Dunno if we have any here in AZ.
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I was always pretty happy with the sweet corn in Oregon. Dunno if we have any here in AZ.
buttah and sugar corn.

I really miss it.
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You sure? Jersey corn is pretty damn good too.
Jersey grows corn? I thought it was the blue berry state. Sidebar story: I was on an overnight hike on a remote trail in New Hampshire. Suddenly the foliage opened up to a nice but very small clearing that was full of perfectly ripe blue berries. Wow, I thought, as I began gorging on this gift. Well before I'd had my fill, it dawned on me that this was ideal bear habitat so I got out of there fast.
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We're at 512 pages - when does THE END come, these days?

These being the end days, obviously.
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Originally Posted by berner View Post
For those discerning people who care about these things, the best sweet corn in America is to be found in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, minutes from where I sit. Especially when smothered in Irish or Maine farm butter.
Perfect accompaniment to a sweet lobster, a bucket of steamers, and a bottle of too-cold Muscadet.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Wow. Looks like some of the deals at Merlin aren't going to be quite as good anymore - their free shipping threshold to the US is now $325

I tried to buy a couple base layers and the shipping was $25+
Schuks! That’s a steep increase from the days of $67 and 3-4 days (to the east coast)

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No - as psyched as I was to be moving here while the track was built, F1 became a lot less interesting right about that same time. :-/

I miss the V10s, refueling, and one-lap qualy.
yeah, a friend has been to V10 and the new era races told me he was able to carry a conversation with the person next to him when cars are whizzing by on the main straight at COTA.

a return to V12s would be my wildest F1 dream Don’t get me wrong, the engineering involved with the current era engines is beyond measure, we’re at the edge of getting 55% efficiency out of internal combustion engines, but the sound of V12s is what I’ve always associated F1 with...

phrantic09 , check f1tv.formula1.com. Of course races are no spectators and all, but still might be of interest if you like to watch the season (which just got underway last weekend)
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