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Old 03-30-2016, 11:08 PM   #31
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Leon and Lindy, Mary and I will be in 123 and 124.

I'm filing a formal protest with the rules committee on the Torque Off Contest as I have self incriminating evidence that Dave is practicing. According to the official rules (at least those I have floating around in this aging brain) the only practice allowed is for the warm up session - beer drinking.
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:00 AM   #32
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Hey Mr. Lugnuts,
I know a thing or three about organizing contests as a former member in good standing of the National Recreation and Parks Association, The Great Lakes Park Training Institute, and sextion chairman of the prestigious Iowa Parks and Recreation Association. My training at the World renown Iowa State University of Science and Technology where I got a well earned C in Physics 112 qualified me to run a torque wrench since I knew F= m X a and I know the difference between a newton and a Fig Newton. Me and my work hardened wings will be there so you better get practicing too. This protest talk is torquing me off.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:06 AM   #33
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Iowa State? Hah! The physics classes that I skipped on a regular basis in the Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Illinois were undoubtedly much higher quality.

But that was the early 70's and since I can't remember anything, it proves I was there!
Good morning to you Sir.

PS - I practiced extensively for the warm up session with a friend last night, so watch out!
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:40 AM   #34
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I remember arm wrestling an Iowan farm boy for beers at Connies Place in Rome, Iowa back in 1966, got my *** whipped. Course beers were only $.25 then and so was gas. Interesting now draft beer is $2.00 and so is gas. Things never change......
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:47 AM   #35
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I did something more productive last night, I worked on the traveling trophy design and studied crooners with 1940s big bands. I had been playing my vinyl, three record, Hoagy Carmichael boxed set and then drifted to a young Bing Crosby signing Mississippi Mud backed by the iconic Iowa coronet player Bix Beiderbecke. I don't have the heart to tell Rita I'm actually 87 years old. Gotta put my chainsaw back together this AM, hope I can get the torque on the side cover nuts just right. Might have to do it over and over.
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You look good for 87, must be that Mississippi drinking water.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:00 AM   #37
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Jim,
I used to do that stuff too, and my shoulders will never be right. Now I concentrate on a training regimen of 12 ounce curls. When I killed hogs for a living at Wilson's in Cedar Rapids I had a job where I held a 10 inch butcher knife about head high facing hams at 642 hogs an hour. After 2 million, I quit and got another government job. Lots better.
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:45 PM   #38
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Eric (aka Thoer): It looks like your only a few miles from where I live (as the crow flies). My wife and I live across from Trempealeau on the Mn side. If I would have known, I would have asked to come over at look at your 17b.

Over the past several years, my wife and I have examined how we camp to find out what's important to us in a trailer. We keep coming back to an Escape 15b, with certain modifications. The overall size is perfect for our family, which consists of myself, my wife and our two Portuguese Water Dogs. It is also the perfect size for our current tow vehicle, which I just upgraded in 2014.

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Old 03-31-2016, 04:40 PM   #39
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Eric (aka Thoer): It looks like your only a few miles from where I live (as the crow flies). My wife and I live across from Trempealeau on the Mn side. If I would have known, I would have asked to come over at look at your 17b.

Over the past several years, my wife and I have examined how we camp to find out what's important to us in a trailer. We keep coming back to an Escape 15b, with certain modifications. The overall size is perfect for our family, which consists of myself, my wife and our two Portuguese Water Dogs. It is also the perfect size for our current tow vehicle, which I just upgraded in 2014.

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Pat - you are more than welcome to come see our 17B anytime. 15's are hard to find anymore, but you never know when one will show up for sale here. Good luck
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