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Old 01-09-2017, 03:22 PM   #11
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58 ....what's 58 ......I'm 70 , went tobogganing with my grandson last week , had to go down the hill on one of those plastic thingees with no padding at ground level .....I'm sure 58 is the new 35 .....
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:41 PM   #12
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I just got back from 6 days at the beach! Started with a phone call to my buddy about 18 years ago when the temp was expected to be in the 70's. We camped in tents, and then rented cabins, and now I'm in my Escape and he's in an Aliner. Great way to ring in the New Year. Made it home just before the snow started and dropped 8".
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:01 PM   #13
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58 ....what's 58 ......I'm 70 , went tobogganing with my grandson last week , had to go down the hill on one of those plastic thingees with no padding at ground level .....I'm sure 58 is the new 35 .....
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:03 PM   #14
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Sledding

Perhaps I was not entirely clear. Happens every time I open my mouth. So for the sake of full disclosure and all that. I haven't bought a sled for 11 years. I am 69 and have not been sledding lately. However, next time it snows I will get a sled out and attempt to have someone make a video of my sledding prowess. I say attempt because I'll be going so fast the videographer and the recording device may not be able to get anything but a blur. I have a full quarter mile hill out at the farm that is a class C road so the highway patrol will not be there to catch me speeding. For now, I have to get a ladder out and get the heaviest duty unit down out of the rafters and polish the runners. Stand by
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:04 PM   #15
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I remember coating my runners with candle wax....
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:24 PM   #16
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I remember coating my runners with candle wax....
Did it help? I want to go fast now. I was thinking tri-flow or silicone. I have some trap wax that speeds those MB 550's up pretty good. Maybe I'll use that.
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:29 PM   #17
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Perhaps I was not entirely clear. Happens every time I open my mouth....
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Pretty often then huh?
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:33 PM   #18
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Was at White Sands Nat Monument yesterday, folks sledding down the dunes, pretty slow substitute for snow. We skipped it, don't need sand in unmentionable places.
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:38 PM   #19
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I think you've experienced it first hand. I had to go to hobby lobby today to find some fresh people to talk to! The guys at the hardware store hide when I come in. I bought one of those 11 lb propane tanks last week with gift cards I got when I re retired in 2013. Tired of buying the little ones for the stove and Weber Q.
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:01 PM   #20
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We did not have sleds when we were kids . We used a coal shovel for a sled and steered with the shovel handle , or the metal lid off a 55 gal barrel , or as a last resort , we used cardboard rubbed with paraffin but the cardboard fell apart if the snow was wet.
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