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« Reply #3435 on: October 13, 2011, 12:46:06 PM »

It's about 11 degrees here. Okay, that's centigrade, not Fahrenheit, but still... I can't imagine 102. Not in October.
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« Reply #3436 on: October 13, 2011, 12:54:20 PM »

Over 100 F here today (38 C) - which feels quite cool!

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« Reply #3437 on: October 13, 2011, 01:25:36 PM »

It's around about 18C here, which is still T shirt weather where I come from, so I'm happy enough. Finished my biomass course. Two exams today -- got 97% in the first, which was annoying, because I was actually and demonstrably right, but my answer didn't correspond with the one in the book. Then I got 100% in the second, so I was chuffed with that. Now comes the headache of trying to get MCS accreditation. After talking to several guys who have done it, I'm not sure I want to put myself through it. Sounds like a real headache scratch
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« Reply #3438 on: October 14, 2011, 11:00:25 AM »

Congrats on the high scores, Ed!  dance

Too bad all the "right" answers weren't in the list. (I assume the "official" answer wasn't wrong--is that a bad assumption?)

The weather's been lovely here: mid 70's F (is that low 20's C?). Been super busy at work combing through spreadsheets and the database. I actually like the work, but I've been putting in a lot of extra hours at night.
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« Reply #3439 on: October 15, 2011, 03:24:36 AM »

Temp here in Cheshire is also around 18C dropping to 5 overnight. I'm stubbornly staying in shorts (I'm in denial of winter) and even considering camp / cycling down to Gloucestershire before the month is out. Course I have to wear long trousers for meetings or if wife wants me to go to town with her.

I'm considering cycling across Death Valley, CA in November 2012. I'll be 65 then so don't want to leave it until bones and muscles let me down. Plenty of time to train though I reckon I could do it now. Organised for charity moneyraising events it is nearly 300 miles over 5 days - though in rather warm temperatures and somewhat greater ascents than in the UK. Here's the link
http://www.globaladventurechallenges.com/international/deathValley.htm
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« Reply #3440 on: October 15, 2011, 03:45:48 AM »

Looks great, Geoff. I'd fancy it myself except sunshine and me don't get along. Perhaps I could do it in winter!!
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« Reply #3441 on: October 16, 2011, 10:32:00 AM »

Had a long drive to the far coast of Wales yesterday for a funeral. A sad day, but a beautiful day, and beautiful scenery too, and the tiny village in which the funeral held was lovely also. On the way we were tracking a river and as we drove mile after mile upstream so it became narrower and narrower until eventually one could have stepped across it. From there it burbled along for a few miles, become a rocky brook, then little more than a stream, and eventually it vanished. Turns out it was the mighty River Wye! I love fishing the Wye and it was nice to see it way up there in mid Wales where it begins. There was a red kite hovering above the chapel during the service (we were outside listening via loudspeakers as the chapel was full) and during a moving moment where the speaker was talking about Aled being called home a mysterious wind rose up and all the trees started whispering and shimmering. I used to ride many of these roads most every Sunday and must do so again. Gorgeous country. Long day. Special guy.

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« Reply #3442 on: October 16, 2011, 12:35:39 PM »

Sounds great, Del, in spite of the circumstances. You must have been on Plynlimmon (sp?) the source mountain of both the Wye and the Severn. I've tramped up there on geography field trips many a time and enjoyed every minute, raining or nor. Nearest towns I think are Rhayader, Builth Wells and Hay-on-Wye. Lovely country.
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« Reply #3443 on: October 16, 2011, 03:59:48 PM »

Yep, we were on the A470/A44 from Rhayader across to Aberystwyth, the road track the river for a long way:

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« Reply #3444 on: October 16, 2011, 06:26:15 PM »

Congrats on the high scores, Ed!  dance

Thanks -- I was particularly pleased at my results in the first one, because prior to us taking the test the lecturer said nobody ever gets more than 80% in that one.

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It was one of those things where the answer has changed between the time when the question was originally written, months ago, and now, when technical advances have been made in the meantime.
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« Reply #3445 on: October 17, 2011, 04:32:21 AM »

...and I've been counting leaflets into piles of 30, which then get correlated into bigger piles and sent to schools.  Cheesy

Suffering from piles, Rev?

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« Reply #3446 on: October 17, 2011, 03:18:57 PM »

Life's varied and rocky road...from red kites floating on the breeze and river's bubbling into life on distant mountainsides... to figuring out Ozzy Osborne guitar solos...  dance
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« Reply #3447 on: October 18, 2011, 09:26:37 AM »

Nearest towns I think are Rhayader, Builth Wells and Hay-on-Wye. Lovely country.

Lovely, indeed! I've been to Hay-on-Wye. Visited a terrific shop that specialized in puzzles and games.
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« Reply #3448 on: October 21, 2011, 06:22:53 AM »

My band came first in a semi-final for the Scunthorpe Rock Open (a battle of the bands, now into its 30th year!) last week, and we got a really ncie little write-up in the latest local rag  azn [they call us Custards, since they can't print bastards, or even B******s]  Cheesy
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Sounding like a cross between The Pixies and LCD sound system, the band delivered their own unique brand of anarchic, humorous rock powered at a hundred miles per hour. Highlights of the performance included drummer Stuart Hague's bear hat, the band systematically deciding to swap instruments mid set and a full on band/crowd pile-on over wailing feedback.

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« Reply #3449 on: October 21, 2011, 09:18:30 AM »

Briliant! Congratulations!
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