The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby burner von braun » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:08 pm

You folks have serious winter up there Rice. I suppose it makes you appreciate the summer all that much more. Stay warm sir!

@Elliot: did we ever get an ETA from our expeditionary party?

eta: Always good to see you drop by the bar Delle!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Rice » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:19 pm

delle wrote:Painful to read your story Rice. Sounds like something I might have done tho I'm a bit better shod than you are this year, with a full 4x4 and really good tires. (The used Jeep and new tires being what I got instead of a trip to burningman last year.)

I was relieved to hear of your weather conditions. Wondering if you got the Extreme Cold that we have had for the last week (as low as -40 with windchill). Any time exposed in that is brutal.... Today's -15 seems almost balmy in comparison.

I was also a bit surprised to hear you're running 4-seasons. Knowing that your weather conditions can run nastier even than ours in the winter, I'm kind of surprised that your province hadn't yet experienced the legislation we did 2 years ago outlawing anything but REAL snowtires for the winter months.

I sold some -50% tread winter tires a month ago on Kijiji just before Christmas -- took less than an hour for both ads to be settled and pulled. Several people called after the sales -- desperate for truck tires at a reasonable rate. Damned things are Expensive!!!

We just got out of a couple weeks of -40 weather... -10 is T-shirts & shorts weather in comparison :) We do get a lot of the super-cold, windchill weather. I would have been ok in -40 as well. As it was, I had stripped down to my hoodie & gloves when I was shoveling..

It was like driving off a road into a snow-filled ditch... yup, I'm stuck. {and I am a dumb-ass too :) }

Winter tires are still a driver option, no legislation yet. My old Honda had Winter tires & rims with studs (amazing traction :)). I was actually planning on getting winter tires for this winter, but have been struggling just to pay rent since the burn... As soon as I get back on my $$ feet, I will make it happen.

My vehicle is a good city/highway ride. except for last night, I have never had an issue.

We get a lot of cold, -30 to -40 windchills are not uncommon. Not a whole lot of snow, lots of blowing snow, a bit of frozen rain. So, 99% of the time a all-wheel ride is good. In the winter it is quite dry here too. Very different from Southern Ontario in that aspect, they get more humidity & much more snow than us, but typically have higher temperatures...

its -5 right now and probably will be -30 by Wednesday - meh

My local weather conditions & forecast for the next week: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/sk-40_metric_e.html
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Rice » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:26 pm

burner von braun wrote:You folks have serious winter up there Rice. I suppose it makes you appreciate the summer all that much more. Stay warm sir!

@Elliot: did we ever get an ETA from our expeditionary party?

eta: Always good to see you drop by the bar Delle!

I like challenges. I love winter! One can dress for the weather, anticipate possible needs and be prepared. Kinda sounds like getting ready for a burn??

Self-reliance is important when failing could mean death. If its -40, and I am stranded on the side of the highway overnight - I will be fine :) - Last night was a reminder that it is ok to ask for help when one cannot do something on their own...

We do not get earthquakes, tidal waves, hurricanes and such... I'll take a little cool weather over that {smirk}

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Haven't heard anything about our Gerlach adventurers... Hallooo???
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:28 pm

thats it...

no more PBR's, no more Genny Cream Ales, no more Rolling Rocks...

from now on, it's Hoth .45 or nothing...

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:35 pm

The Expeditionary Force is expected to reach Gerlach around 3 PM. I'm standing by to take screen captures. They may try to telephone me, but I'll be glancing at the screen every couple of minutes in case they cannot get a cell signal.

I know... I do have other things to do. But I enjoy "being a child again" once in a while. :D
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Rice » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:49 pm

Elliot wrote:The Expeditionary Force is expected to reach Gerlach around 3 PM. I'm standing by to take screen captures. They may try to telephone me, but I'll be glancing at the screen every couple of minutes in case they cannot get a cell signal.

I know... I do have other things to do. But I enjoy "being a child again" once in a while. :D


3Pm at Gerlach is in PST (Pacific Time Zone), right??

Embrace your inner "Teen-Ager"!!! There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Hell, I do it most of the time I am awake :shock:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:00 pm

Yes, Pacific Standard Time all the way to the Utah line.

And Triken just telephoned from Sparks (Reno). There are seven of them, and they are leaving now in two cars.

Edit: So closer to 4 PM in Gerlach.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Rice » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:04 pm

Elliot wrote:Yes, Pacific Standard Time all the way to the Utah line.

And Triken just telephoned from Sparks (Reno). There are seven of them, and they are leaving now in two cars.

Nice!

I'm in CST - (Central Standard Time) without Daylight Savings, ever - so I like to double check & make sure I do the time conversions correctly.

I'll be online around then as well... :) I hope I see them!

yah, I am a bit jealous of anyone who can easily make that trip. (Too far for me to do by car in a weekend (24 hour drive to Gerlach from here :( )
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby burner von braun » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:11 pm

Thanks Elliot, so a couple hours from now, Haha!

Rice, I can barely fathom -40°. When it hits single digits here, as it can at night during a cold snap here, it gives me pause, as it becomes something with a sense of real danger, to be respected. But -40!! Whoa! I appreciate taking that on as a challenge though.

*settles back and pops open an ice cold Hoth45*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Rice » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:15 pm

burner von braun wrote:Thanks Elliot, so a couple hours from now, Haha!

Rice, I can barely fathom -40°. When it hits single digits here, as it can at night during a cold snap here, it gives me pause, as it becomes something with a sense of real danger, to be respected. But -40!! Whoa! I appreciate taking that on as a challenge though.

*settles back and pops open a Hoth45*

I have learned to respect Nature. In -40, you can get frost bite in as little as 10 minutes on any exposed skin... So, when it is that cold - I dress for it or stay outa it completely.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:04 pm

Rice wrote:
Elliot wrote:Yes, Pacific Standard Time all the way to the Utah line.

And Triken just telephoned from Sparks (Reno). There are seven of them, and they are leaving now in two cars.

Nice!

I'm in CST - (Central Standard Time) without Daylight Savings, ever - so I like to double check & make sure I do the time conversions correctly.

I'll be online around then as well... :) I hope I see them!

yah, I am a bit jealous of anyone who can easily make that trip. (Too far for me to do by car in a weekend (24 hour drive to Gerlach from here :( )

I see a big red thing by the side of the road. Could they be using the ancient webcam "signaling blanket" tradition?
(If so, it's a baby blanket...)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MikeGyver » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:06 pm

posting more in the amtrack thread, but heres the sign fishy was talking about
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:07 pm

Burner von Braun is right it is the Finish banner.


Next year the Herrings are going; they will bring the Finnish banner...
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:08 pm

I have several shots, but it will take me a while to crop and post them.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Rice » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:10 pm

Darn, all I did was step away for 2 minutes ...
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:43 pm

I posted four shots on the Gerlach thread.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Canoe » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:54 pm

Canoe wrote:
delle wrote:...Ken just fell in love with this gif.......now we have to figure out how to crop it down to be accepted as his avitar in his "other" group.....can such things even be done??????

I can redo it, frame by frame, if no one has SW to do it easily. PM me the size (pixels x pixels) you want.

omg
197 frames
I've extracted them, by hand imported 15 and aligned them in preparation for cropping.
Nuts.
I'm off to find a plugin to auto-load an animated gif.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Canoe » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:56 pm

Rice wrote:
burner von braun wrote:...Rice, I can barely fathom -40°. ...

I have learned to respect Nature. In -40, you can get frost bite in as little as 10 minutes on any exposed skin... So, when it is that cold - I dress for it or stay outa it completely.

I was suffering through -30 in recent days.
What a wuss I've become.
I used to go camping in -35. Now I don't like walking to the car in the parking lot...

And now we'll be above freezing on Wednesday!?! wtf?
Of course the snowblower was repaired and just delivered tonight.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Canoe » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:08 pm

Canoe wrote:...197 frames...

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:40 am

*pours a whiskey to unwind*

dang,I hope all the photos from this weekend don't make it...........
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby delle » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:56 am

Rice wrote:As it was, I had stripped down to my hoodie & gloves when I was shoveling..



Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!

I think we have legislation here about shirtcocking too.

Now I want to move to Saskatchewan.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby delle » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:57 am

Canoe wrote:
Canoe wrote:...197 frames...

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:shock: :shock: :shock:

That's just crazy!!!!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MisaBlue » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:08 am

Hello all!
So, I feel kind of homesick...started to search for flights to SF yesterday...and really hope I can make it in spring at least for week...otherwise I get insane...

It is also F... day today...so the yummy needs to be sweet :) so it makes it all better.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Rice » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:51 am

delle wrote:
Rice wrote:As it was, I had stripped down to my hoodie & gloves when I was shoveling..



Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!

I think we have legislation here about shirtcocking too.

Now I want to move to Saskatchewan.

Hey, I was still wearing pants... (Although, shorts would have been perfect ;))
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Rice » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:51 am

Good Morning!!!

it is a beautiful frosty morning here - Ice fog over down town and completely clear on the east side.

Coffee = Good - although I wonder about having 2 cafe americano's before 9am ;)

It is still nice, 8F (-13C) with the wind chill, which is completely awesome. Only possible issue is that when it warms up to around this temp, the darn frost comes up onto the surface of pavement (and cement to a degree), so driving can be a bit more interesting if one is not paying attention :shock:

I hope everyone has a day that is filled with love and excitement!!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:54 am

guten morgan.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby winebuff » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:03 am

Morning. At the airport going home. Dang, u
guys missed one hellavu party. Coffee asap.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:22 am

*wanders in, starts ECM*
"Urp"........dang those raviolis were good.......*rumble*..............

Nice seein ya WB!!
I gotta find my camera and screen the contents..

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby magicmarty » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:28 am

Pictures, need pictures of that party!!! Narrative too!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:57 am

Hi Marty!
dang, I didn't take "party" pics.
Hopefully someone did.
my room was top of the building, on a corner, all glass! so, I'm sure the street entertainment value was there, anyway.
Here's a photo from the playa expedition. I was "bracing" there,to say the least.


*rolls back over in NEB, thinking of the shenanigans and smiles*
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