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Old 08-05-20, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
They spelled coffee wrong.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
Whats this thread about?
Liver and onions.
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Sorry, been away ,working on hot rods. Helping my parents. And occasionally riding my bike. And working when I can't avoid it.
Been driving my Firebird to and from work for a couple weeks now. 5 years building this thing. It's coming along. The tune is being persnickety, but its getting better slowly.
Going to start ordering sterio components for it shortly, which is convenient....since I blew the front speakers in the Camaro.
Cars.....
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Old 08-05-20, 07:53 PM
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Foods that are high in cholesterol.
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Old 08-05-20, 08:03 PM
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Me in the middle.
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Old 08-05-20, 08:11 PM
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Me in the middle.
Isn't it chilly up there?
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Isn't it chilly up there?
Nope. It was perfect.
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Old 08-05-20, 08:41 PM
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It was chilly up there that day.
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Ever have Shoveler duck? Similar taste and texture. Smoked oysters?
Shoveler duck, no. Smoked oysters, yes. And far too much liver and onions growing up. Mom and Dad loved it. Then the grocery store where Mom shopped started selling chicken livers in a tub, and they were delighted. Me? Not so much.

So, not big on liver. Kidneys, OTOH.....

AndI really prefer my oysters raw, if they're Chincoteagues.
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Old 08-05-20, 08:48 PM
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My Gunnar up there. Figured out how to get to my pics.
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Old 08-05-20, 09:17 PM
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Some Padres fans are putting in their dog pics for the cardboard cutouts in the stands!

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Old 08-06-20, 03:21 AM
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Ugh! Heavy rain and thunderstorms right now. No bike commute today
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One of my cycling friends got a fancy schmancy new electric Porsche. We rode (bikes) together today, he drove over in his car and parked it in front of my house so it was there for a few hours while we were on our ride.

Mrs datlas said it got a lot of looks by people who happened to be nearby.

I still think the Saturn is better.
Next time he should park the McLaren. I don’t think there’s a bike rack that can fit on it though
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
In Montana it’s legal to take home deer, elk, moose and antelope that you’ve hit with your car accidentally. You may not clean or dress it by the side of the road or sell the meat. You must also go on line and get a retroactive permit so the state can keep track of road kill. Makes total sense and saves the state money from not having to clear carcasses..
Illinois is similar. Deer can be "claimed" if you hit one with your car. In fact, I'm pretty sure another can take it, too.

Agree that no way someone would hit one on purpose. Corn fed deer can total a car easily.
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Next time he should park the McLaren. I don’t think there’s a bike rack that can fit on it though
For the new car, he has a suction cup rack (sea sucker I think?) on the roof.

I can see how that could be a challenge with a convertible. Nice problem to have!
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Old 08-06-20, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
Agree that no way someone would hit one on purpose. Corn fed deer can total a car easily.
A moose or elk can total you and your car. Don't think antelope are much of a problem. Never seen one close to a road. They have amazing eyesight (their eyes are roughly the size of an elephant's eyes in a much smaller body), and they tend to stay far away from people and moving objects. I was photographing a few way off in the field in SD. They spotted me right away and became wary. Fun fact: The Pronghorn Antelope has the second fastest top speed of any land mammal on the planet. Over distance it can out pace the cheetah.
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Some Padres fans are putting in their dog pics for the cardboard cutouts in the stands!

"Beisbol been berry, berry good to me."--Chico Escuela

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You guys are just lucky I'm not willing to start a century early enough to finish before it gets up to 100°

I had to face 100* to finish mine!
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A moose or elk can total you and your car. Don't think antelope are much of a problem. Never seen one close to a road. They have amazing eyesight (their eyes are roughly the size of an elephant's eyes in a much smaller body), and they tend to stay far away from people and moving objects. I was photographing a few way off in the field in SD. They spotted me right away and became wary. Fun fact: The Pronghorn Antelope has the second fastest top speed of any land mammal on the planet. Over distance it can out pace the cheetah.
Enormous nostrils/ nasal cavity/ everything heading into their lungs, as I recall. I read about them back in my XC days. Fastest sustained land speed in the animal kingdom, yes.
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A moose or elk can total you and your car. Don't think antelope are much of a problem. Never seen one close to a road. They have amazing eyesight (their eyes are roughly the size of an elephant's eyes in a much smaller body), and they tend to stay far away from people and moving objects. I was photographing a few way off in the field in SD. They spotted me right away and became wary. Fun fact: The Pronghorn Antelope has the second fastest top speed of any land mammal on the planet. Over distance it can out pace the cheetah.
These guys were the least skittish pronghorn I've ever seen. They stayed there 10 yards away while I setup camp and they continued grazing and keeping an eye on me 'til the sun went down, and I'm guessing all night long since they were still there milling around and grazing when I got up in the morning.

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The only liver I'll eat is at Sammy's - chicken liver with fried onions and schmaltz.
My only liver experience was when I was a fry cook at Chicken Express. Did not like them at all. The marinade is salt, MSG, and garlic, and then they were fried in beef fat. Probably the best possible way to make them not so liverish, but they're still gross .

The worst part about them is that they would pop in the oil, so we had a pan that we would put over the fryer to block hot oil from spraying us. Every once in a while you would forget to put it on and get showered in a spray of previously ~350° oil. I got burned so much at that job I barely even noticed it anymore.

I do like their gizzards though

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Ever have Shoveler duck?
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Shoveler duck, no.
I do remember my father telling us to not shoot shovelers, back when I would hunt with him as a ute.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
These guys were the least skittish pronghorn I've ever seen. They stayed there 10 yards away while I setup camp and they continued grazing and keeping an eye on me 'til the sun went down, and I'm guessing all night long since they were still there milling around and grazing when I got up in the morning.

Must have been your animal magnetism.
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