The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Sunbeam56 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:06 pm

30 is cold Dude.
Any temp that produces wild ice is too extreme for a South Texas gal :)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Canoe » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:26 pm

Cold is when it takes two hands to change gears in a standard, and the tires are square for more than five miles.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:28 pm

Sunbeam56 wrote:30 is cold Dude.
Any temp that produces wild ice is too extreme for a South Texas gal :)


there has been ice at the Burn........natural ice.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:32 pm

Yes but remember the 2 years when as the ice melted it turned the playa into deep shit
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:34 pm

aserendipity wrote:Yes but remember the 2 years when as the ice melted it turned the playa into deep shit


too much absinthe can do that, too.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:46 pm

Yggy! Don't you dare get sick. I am really looking forward to seeing you in Reno.

Here's a suggestion: once cup hot water, one teaspoon local honey, half teaspoon lemon juice, 2 ounces of brandy. Try it. And if you still feel bad, just think: there is a sauna at the hotel. We can cook that virus right out of you.

Congrats on getting a job, Grai, though it means going out in the cold. And sorry UD, we'll keep our fingers crossed!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:17 pm

Yg, be sure to write down all the reciepes you try!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:36 pm

Canoe wrote:Cold is when it takes two hands to change gears in a standard, and the tires are square for more than five miles.

December 1983, the year Christmas was cancelled in much of the country because of a cold snap.

I-80 eastbound, Illinois or Indiana, Kenworth steering box so tight I barely managed to wrestle it into a truck stop. Tied cardboard in front of the steering box to keep the wind off -- was able to continue.

Pennsylvania, the air brake compressor pressure-regulator froze and the pressure rose until a windshield wiper hose blew inside the dash. Unscrewed instrument panel and pinched off the ruptured hose with Vice Grips, regulated the pressure with the Vice Grips the rest of the way to Baltimore.

Returned to the West Coast by going down I-95 and across I-10. 15 degrees F in Houston on Christmas Day.

Company received letter of commendation from customer for my completing the trip on schedule when practically all transportation was shut down.

Ahh, the good old days. :wink:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:37 pm

well, I'm balancing.
nose is stuffy off and on, but the sore throat is gone. ears are plugging.......but then again it could be the hydrogen peroxide in them bubbling.
still on the nasal saline spray, eye wash, gargling, emergency, zinc, now having green tea with emergen c in it with aquavit.
I'm welding with not mask, the fumes should kill what's in my lungs.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:37 pm

atta boy Elliot!! lets team drive sometime, some old truck, pick up Figjam, and see how far we can get.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:54 pm

I did team driving for a couple of years. Never again. In fact, I'm not going back on the road, period. 27 years of that was plenty, and the Social Security Administration agrees with me.

A different occasion, I-29 northbound in one of the Dakotas, changed the frozen fuel filter on the side of the road by using my pants-belt as a filter wrench -- wrapped the belt around the filter and around my wrist and used my arm as the lever. All in a day's work. But that taught me to always use LOTS of winter fuel additive, so never had that problem again.

*turns up furnace in house. We have a touch of night frost here now*

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:55 pm

now that's a trip I would like to catch a ride with...
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:56 pm

ygmir wrote:...and see how far we can get.

Ya know.... Some of the drivers we hired turned out to operate on that principle. :(
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:01 pm

aserendipity wrote:now that's a trip I would like to catch a ride with...

There IS the possibility that I will one day take Millicent The Bus to Baltimore with some of my Kinetic Sculpture Racing friends, to participate in the KSR there. But just the thought of so many hours in that rattletrap makes me wince.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:09 pm

Now, before I go to bed....

During the last couple of years of trucking I developed a nice little trick for getting to sleep in the bunk (behind the driver seat). I pretended I was not in the truck in some pee-soaked truck-stop lot, but in Millicent The Bus at Burning Man. It was amazing how much happier and relaxed I felt!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MisaBlue » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:30 am

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gaminwench » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:34 am

could we get back to the absinthe?????

(this is a BAR, for Thorssake!)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:07 am

Thumps ECM :coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

Ah, all that truck talk has got me warm inside. Larry is team driving with a student now, he got their next run in, somewhere in South Dakota or Montana (or both) and then down to Ontario CA... I'm nervous because we get on a plane soon. He promises he'll be home the day before. He and the student loaded in Logan in below zero, and wrestling tarps was quite the experience for the FNG. New Guy (I don't know his name yet, they don't name the flatbed drivers until they know they'll stick) appears to enjoy the work as compared to the solitude of the reefer runs.

I rode with MyLarry a few times when he was on the reefer fleet. We came across I-90 then I-80 after a big snowstorm, they'd just opened back up. I couldn't count all the truck wrecks and slideoffs. 80 across Wyoming on ice is scary as hell. Seeing driver-sized holes in windshields was terrifying. And the FedEx truck being unloaded from the side of the interstate... the pup was on top of the main trailer, facing east on the westbound lanes... yikes.

Elliott, wow, those are some tales! I had to help Larry chain is a snowstorm once, that's absolutely sucky.

Sleeping in the cab, crammed into the bunk with Larry, the reefer unit going off at random... that helped me sleep at Burning Man later! Nice thing about the flatbed, it is always quiet. Until the TAS goes off.

Okay, road trip! We got a big ole convoy.....
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Thorormr » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:29 am

gaminwench wrote:could we get back to the absinthe?????

(this is a BAR, for Thorssake!)


You rang?

It's only passably nipply here. I think we've dipped into the low teens, no worries. This morning the little truck had to be wrestled into gear (every one) for about the first twenty miles, and while in the parking lot leaving work, every time I clutched it was like the brakes were dragging. Definitely not the brakes there was a pretty good lag before they started grabbing. And the manual steering too. No kidding on all that mentioned above. Back when I rode a motorcycle and nothing but a motorcycle I spent many hours in the saddle with temps hovering around 13F. As long as I could get her to start, we rode and I kept a little alcohol in the tank and a can of ether in the bag. Nothing like going up two or three heat ranges in the plugs for winter riding. I get a chuckle out of the locals complaining about the cold. I enjoy it and I have the clothes for it. In fact I have a winter camping trip coming up in February. Should be a hoot.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby lucky420 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:34 am

Morning all! I have no trucking stories...

Off to work early this morning. Doing a senior outreach in Minden.

Hope everyone's day is what they want it to be.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby winebuff » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:41 am

Hi everyone

Yggy, couch it if u can f or the next 2 days. Really hope u feel better. Aw, the trucking stories. My dad drove trucks for a living and so does my brother. Fun times going with my dad. Hope everyone has a great day. Got to get my butt in gear, pack and go to work. Cold here in Orygun with freezing rain in the forecast. Groovy :(

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:49 am

breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:51 am

here ya go bubbalah...
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:45 am

I am a nurse,and I endorse these products. 8) Never underestimate the power of hot beverage alcohol to relieve cold symptoms.

Hey where's that :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

Good morning all! Very cold here now, well, very cold for us :? which is great because I saw a mosquito on my back porch on Monday, sheesh. But that was the last time we got above freezing.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:09 am

*shuffles in*
*ah coffee......thanks MDF

well, seems I'm holding my own....stuffy, but no sore throat, some cough, plugged ears, and tired.
I was trying to think of a way to put a turkey baster up my nose and really flushing out my sinus, but without popping my eyes out.......hahahaa I don't want to look like "the Captain" when him and Dan fought in "Deadwood".

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby H.G.Crosby » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:17 am

you mean, like this?

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Canoe » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:20 am

Elliot wrote:... changed the frozen fuel filter on the side of the road by using my pants...

Thought we were about to get a "how I unfroze the filter" story...
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby nilasnake » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:28 am

yggy, all the symptoms you have, killbuck and i had too. one week down...the next week, still down. finally went to doctor's. got antibiotics for sinusitus and ear infection. i thought because i was blowing my nose so much i forced the 'cold' into my ear. went thru 3 boxes of tissues. 3rd week. still on antibiotics with some nose blows. hope yours is much milder.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby canexplain » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:33 am

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:42 am

Dang, has anyone here gotten their flu shots???
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