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Oct 20
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I have decent luck with birch if it’s cut and split soon after felling - otherwise it rots quickly, like poplar or beech. Most wood will release more moisture if cut and stacked in a timely manner though, so maybe birch is just more reluctant to release that moisture. But it can burn well when it’s properly dry. 

Oct 20
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This is why a “brush fire” permit around here specifies nothing over 4" in diameter. Now, no one actually follows that, but it’s written down anyway. 

Oct 20
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I, too, am working on the garage thing. Honestly in New England, it’s more of a chafe not having a garage during the other seasons when our trees shed all kinds of things onto our cars, that get into every nook and cranny of everything. And pine pitch! Oh, the pine pitch. Snow and ice are pretty easy to remove Read more

Oct 20
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I have one that lives in a snowbank at home and isn’t allowed to go in any of the cars, so it’s always ready for the morning snow removal. I also keep the brush in the back seat instead of the trunk or “way back” because it’s easier to open a side door without dumping snow in, than a back door (wagon) or trunk lid. 

Oct 19
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Ugh, that 2500 is ugly from the side too. Why is the hood line higher than the bed? Oh, so they could put more grille on the front... wait... 

Oct 15
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I have a sign from a ski area that says something like “DANGER: CLIFF AREA - SKIING BEYOND THIS POINT MAY RESULT IN DEATH AND/OR LOSS OF SKIING PRIVILEGES” Read more

Oct 14
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We’re all kind of getting used to masks, but yeah it’s hard and the kids definitely aren’t always following the rules when no one is looking (or they think no one is looking). Some kids got in trouble last weekend for making out, which might normally be a “hey don’t do that” but this year it’s an actual policy Read more

Oct 14
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My friend is super fast, yeah. The only way I keep up with him on my bike is my technical skill - if you can just keep riding on technical trails, you’ll crush anyone who gets on and off their bike even occasionally. But he’s faster on the long climbs when it’s not technical. Read more

Oct 14
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Oh, we’re in person AND remote, I have a class with kids in the room, and other kids on zoom simultaneously. It’s ... interesting. The kids are pretty stir crazy from having a ton of restrictions, too. We’re starting to see it come out on the disciplinary side... 

Oct 14
3

That also can work. I’ve never done PPI but I’ve also bought most of my cars from the same place that I know and trust. Sadly, the owner retired and they’re gone, luckily we’ve got some life in our last purchases from them.

Oct 14
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I haven’t been on as much since about June, either. Was furloughed in June then had a (pre-planned) week’s vacation, then gave 2 weeks’ notice on my first day back and started a new job teaching at a private school. Trying to teach an AP class in a subject I’m learning as we go, and trying like hell to keep myself Read more

Oct 14
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Oh for sure, on flat or smooth or even gentle downs, bikes are faster. This route has nothing I’d describe as flat. Not even 100 feet at any point, honestly. And a lot of the downs have switchbacks so you have to dump speed on your bike to make the corners... a friend who is at a very similar ability level on his bike Read more

Oct 14
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For sure on smooth surfaces, a bike would be faster overall. Especially a road bike. But a mountain bike on a hiking trail with a LOT of technical terrain and lots of places where you just cannot ride and have to carry the bike... it adds up. Apparently. Read more

Oct 14
5

I was just looking at this photo this morning, from 2017. It’s Little Squam Lake in New Hampshire, and I took it with my iphone one morning on my way to drop off my kids at preschool. Nothing special at all, just the right place at the right time. I’ll put the color version below but even though it’s a fall photo with

Oct 13
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I sent this to my sister, though she probably saw it: LONG story short, one time I got some bad gouges in my leg and my sister saw them and asked, so I randomly told her I was running on a trail and got chased by a small wolverine (we’d seen one in the wild before) and rather than laugh she believed me, so I let her. Read more

Oct 9
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Nah, I disagree. Fake hood scoops are silly and pointless but at least some cars HAVE hood scoops that serve a purpose, so really it’s like any other fake thing attached to your car to make it look more “performance” than it is. Read more

Oct 9
2

You really did hit on almost all the things I think are wrong with these ads, but one: weekly or bi-weekly payments? Maybe I need to look at more sleazy cars ads - wait, no I don’t - but that’s awful. “Hey look only 89 bucks - for a new Jeep? I got 89 bucks!”