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Old 04-11-22, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Wut?

I just plug it in. I don't need any wind to do that!

Seriously, there is also electricity produced by solar, natural gas, coal, steam turbines (nuclear and other), water turbines, etc. Less than 10% of electricity generation comes from wind.
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Old 04-11-22, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I listened to a podcast back in 2009 about bedbugs. Essentially, it said that if you get them, burn your house down with all of your contents. I assume that means your cars, too.
I'm all for being friendly on the environment but, if we had bed bugs in the house, I totally mustard gas the place if I thought it would do the trick.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
Been to one.
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Wind makes power. Embrace it.
No.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Seems crazy that when I go harder and my power increases by 100 watts I only go 3 mph faster.
Yup, that's the way air resistance works - power requirements ramp up exponentially. The difference between 13 and 15 is negligible, the difference between 20 and 22 is significant.
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Originally Posted by velo vol View Post
ms?
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Yup, that's the way air resistance works - power requirements ramp up exponentially. The difference between 13 and 15 is negligible, the difference between 20 and 22 is significant.
Watch it there whippersnapper.
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Old 04-11-22, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
No.
There's hardly any wind power generation here. Had there been, we could have powered the entire US the last month, probably.
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Burn it with fire is the answer to all of life's problems.
Except fire.
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Old 04-11-22, 12:14 PM
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I might get to road test the 09 tonight! It's beautiful outside but will rain around 6pm. Gotta get outahere!
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Old 04-11-22, 12:16 PM
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My sister brought the bed bugs to my parents house when she lived there. She is/was a councilor for drug addiction and picked them up at a client's home. Cost for eradication was 5k. And a butt ton of work cleaning sorting etc.
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Old 04-11-22, 12:24 PM
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This is a question for those who use hotels sometimes.

Mrs datlas and I are traveling to Asheville in a few weeks. Although we could do the full 9 hour drive at once, we are thinking of breaking it into two. So I got online and looked for budget hotels in Virginia.

The usual "Chain" budget hotels all look reasonable on their websites, but the online reviews are typically not good stating the places are disgusting and dirty and awful etc., do we think these are just angry Karens or is any hotel under $100/night a squalid rat's nest?? We have not stayed in a Hotel like that for several years so have no frame of reference.
I hate to have to say it, but they tend to be squalid rat's nests. You might want to consider $150 for a quality experience. The last sub $100 hotel I stayed in was almost ten years ago. It was squalid even then. Even at my low standards. Sometimes you can find a Hilton for under $150. They are never squalid, imo.
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Old 04-11-22, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
The worst one I've been in was on the outskirts of Reno.

I had to go look it up. Motel 6 Reno - Livestock NV. Never go there

https://www.motel6.com/en/home/motel...RoCgt8QAvD_BwE
My worst was Comfort Inn, Renton VA. See above

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Old 04-11-22, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Never go there
Why not?
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Old 04-11-22, 01:54 PM
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Y'all are really making the idea of a road trip seem either expensive or disgusting.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Y'all are really making the idea of a road trip seem either expensive or disgusting.
$150 per night for a decent place to stay is not expensive these days. That's two tanks of gas.

You don't get what you don't pay for.
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Y'all are really making the idea of a road trip seem either expensive or disgusting.
Best to stay put, especially if you're in the Tennessee Valley.
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Why not?
I imagine you'll default to never going anywhere near Reno, so it probably doesn't matter to you
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Originally Posted by Mojo31 View Post
$150 per night for a decent place to stay is not expensive these days. That's two tanks of gas.

You don't get what you don't pay for.
1.125 tanks of gas

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Best to stay put, especially if you're in the Tennessee Valley.
You might wanna go to Reno July 6th, however...

Union Pacific's famed Big Boy No. 4014 is set to return to the tracks this summer for its "West Coast Steam Tour." Kicking off June 26 from Cheyenne, Wyoming, this year's tour will celebrate Union Pacific's 160th anniversary, railroad heritage and the communities the railroad serves, visiting the Pacific Northwest for the first time since its return to service.
The Big Boy will be on display in four cities:
  • July 6, 2022: Sparks, Nevada
  • July 8-9, 2022: Roseville, California
  • July 15-16, 2022: Portland, Oregon
  • July 21-22, 2022: Boise, Idaho
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$150 per night for a decent place to stay is not expensive these days. That's two tanks of gas.

You don't get what you don't pay for.
I wish that was two tanks of gas. And my tank is only 19 gal.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
1.125 tanks of gas

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I wish that was two tanks of gas. And my tank is only 19 gal.
I was going off of the cost to fill the Jeep last week with Tejas priced gasoline.

If the price is higher, then that just supports my argument.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
You might wanna go to Reno July 6th, however...
Did I ever mention that The Older Boy was completely obsessed with trains, especially steam engines, from the age of 2 till the age of 6? When he was 5, UP was running an excursion with its Challenger #3985, from Omaha to the Pacific Northwest. TOB and I flew to Seattle, rode the train for a day, road Amtrak back to Seattle and flew home. He LOVED it!!!

He doesn't remember a bit of it.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I imagine you'll default to never going anywhere near Reno, so it probably doesn't matter to you
Why go to Reno if you have Roane County just a short drive away?

I'm not sure VV has ever been out of Knox County!
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Did I ever mention that The Older Boy was completely obsessed with trains, especially steam engines, from the age of 2 till the age of 6? When he was 5, UP was running an excursion with its Challenger #3985, from Omaha to the Pacific Northwest. TOB and I flew to Seattle, rode the train for a day, road Amtrak back to Seattle and flew home. He LOVED it!!!

He doesn't remember a bit of it.
You've mentioned his love of trains as a yute, but I don't remember the part about you guys riding a Challenger excursion. That's weird he doesn't recall it, but there's a lot I don't remember from age 5 either. First steam I really remember well was at Yosemite, I must've been 9 or so.
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