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Forum: Racing Today, 06:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,033
Posted By philipbarrett
Some of us still remember the hullabaloo over...

Some of us still remember the hullabaloo over Jackie Stewart's "hippy" locks.

Ce la vie.
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,749
Posted By philipbarrett
I drooled, quite a lot really.

I drooled, quite a lot really.
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,749
Posted By philipbarrett
Thanks for the validation. The welding degree...

Thanks for the validation. The welding degree course at Mountain View starts with Oxy-Fuel for a good reason IMHO.

In my case, I taught myself the fundamentals of the process in my garage for very...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,749
Posted By philipbarrett
Earlier I recommended the Haynes welding manual...

Earlier I recommended the Haynes welding manual which I think the others here will agree is a nicely written introduction to getting your hands dirty (rather than lots of theory).
...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,749
Posted By philipbarrett
So many of the latest small to medium TIG & MIG...

So many of the latest small to medium TIG & MIG machines have both 120V & 220V options. You run at 120 (obviously on reduced power) and upgrade the electrical when you can. It's also useful if you...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,749
Posted By philipbarrett
Agreed, you'll go through that much gas &...

Agreed, you'll go through that much gas & materials alone. My local community college does an incredible range of welding courses all the way from hobby to degree for somewhere around $180 a...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,749
Posted By philipbarrett
No idea what anyone did or said on this innocuous...

No idea what anyone did or said on this innocuous thread to make you so mad? But hey, you won the internet & I really hope the rest of your day turns out better.
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,749
Posted By philipbarrett
And learning to control heat in a weld. Ron...

And learning to control heat in a weld.

Ron Fournier uses Oxy for both steel and aluminum (now that is hard) when fabricating gas tanks and the like, but then I'm sure he'd bow to the vastly...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,749
Posted By philipbarrett
I'll quote myself "and it will teach you heat...

I'll quote myself "and it will teach you heat control in a very non-intimidating environment."

Or you can get that Harbor Freight MIG & play at blowing holes in metal. At least you can use the mug...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,749
Posted By philipbarrett
Start with acetylene (Oxy-Fuel). Equipment is...

Start with acetylene (Oxy-Fuel). Equipment is cheap, tanks can be rented and it will teach you heat control in a very non-intimidating environment.

I started with a medium quality torch set up...
Forum: Vendors 01-18-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 161,239
Posted By philipbarrett
http://store.starbucks.com/coffee/starbucks-via-re...

http://store.starbucks.com/coffee/starbucks-via-ready-brew,default,sc.html

Perfectly drinkable. I use 2 in one cup, Costco sells much cheaper.
Forum: Vendors 01-18-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 161,239
Posted By philipbarrett
Early adopter here. Kind of forgot this thread...

Early adopter here. Kind of forgot this thread because, well, I just keep using the darn stove.

But as ADV guys/girls we always need to be prepared for emergencies. In my case a lack of hot...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,033
Posted By philipbarrett
Great write up. I think MB are going to be hard...

Great write up. I think MB are going to be hard to beat, Lauda is a huge asset over there providing a gravitas that seems to keep both management & drivers highly focused.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-12-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By philipbarrett
+1 on the El Dorado, stayed many times, sparse...

+1 on the El Dorado, stayed many times, sparse but clean & a short stagger from the bar to bed.
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,033
Posted By philipbarrett
I've attended all 3 races so far. I think overall...

I've attended all 3 races so far. I think overall COTA has tried hard to create a good experience but by the time you factor in tickets, parking & hotels (the Super-8 is $450 a night, minimum 2 night...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,693
Posted By philipbarrett
Join the community. In the relevant forums, post...

Join the community. In the relevant forums, post about the bike you've got or the journey you're on, or just the ones you're dreaming about. Ask for some advice, help out an inmate, recommend some...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,693
Posted By philipbarrett
...for which we truly appreciate the effort...

...for which we truly appreciate the effort involved and understand that your lives don't necessarily revolve around getting us Dakar coverage!

I have every one going back to 2011 now. Nice...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,033
Posted By philipbarrett
and he admits it!

and he admits it!
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,033
Posted By philipbarrett
Not naive at all. With a good basic set up F1...

Not naive at all. With a good basic set up F1 cars can have significant performance and handling characteristics optimized for both drivers and individual tracks. These are done through both...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,033
Posted By philipbarrett
Exactly, but the line was funny! :lol3

Exactly, but the line was funny!

:lol3
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,033
Posted By philipbarrett
LOL - that was good! Problem (OK one of the...

LOL - that was good!

Problem (OK one of the problems) with the 2014 Ferrari was the weight bias was dictated by the (lack of) aero-package which forced the already porky engine forward. Unlike MB...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,033
Posted By philipbarrett
Well Vettel likes oversteer & Kimi hates...

Well Vettel likes oversteer & Kimi hates oversteer, not sure how Ferrari's going to solve that one?
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,033
Posted By philipbarrett
Good point. They certainly do have little to lose...

Good point. They certainly do have little to lose since the 2014 competition will be struggling to just make up last year's deficit. Rumor is MB has another 60+HP in waiting.

Honda's a different...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 36,933
Posted By philipbarrett
In for the vicarious ride.

In for the vicarious ride.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-12-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,873
Posted By philipbarrett
This guy who just spent $100 today getting vet...

This guy who just spent $100 today getting vet treatment for a feral tomcat (boy was he mad at me) understands your loss.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,313,088
Posted By philipbarrett
What is that bucket, cloths & strange green...

What is that bucket, cloths & strange green liquid in the foreground?

:rofl

Hey, I'm in Dallas too!
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,663
Posted By philipbarrett
Myers Manx? Sounds awesome, got a picture?

Myers Manx? Sounds awesome, got a picture?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-14-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,103
Views: 196,985
Posted By philipbarrett
We've got something going Saturday - ...

We've got something going Saturday -

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1235963#post1235963

Post #28
Forum: Latin America 02-09-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 91,912
Posted By philipbarrett
Waiting for Tricepilot to jump in here. I...

Waiting for Tricepilot to jump in here.

I really hope he's OK too, just a lot of assuming going on here.
Forum: Latin America 02-09-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 91,912
Posted By philipbarrett
Cross posted from another thread. Read the...

Cross posted from another thread.

Read the CNN article;

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/08/world/americas/missing-american-mexico/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

"So tomorrow I'm going to go to the DMV, get...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,238
Posted By philipbarrett
"So tomorrow I'm going to go to the DMV, get my...

"So tomorrow I'm going to go to the DMV, get my motorcycle permit, buy a bike and hopefully figure out how to ride it home without crashing."

"...spent hours studying YouTube videos on how to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,293
Posted By philipbarrett
Tragically your friend at La Kiva was murdered...

Tragically your friend at La Kiva was murdered this week.

http://alpinedailyplanet.typepad.com/alpine-daily-planet/2014/02/river-guide-arrested-in-the-death-of-terlinguas-felts.html
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,293
Posted By philipbarrett
In! Safe travels...see you back in Tejas

In!

Safe travels...see you back in Tejas
Forum: Racing 01-19-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 39,602
Posted By philipbarrett
I actually like Kirby's style, he gets that we're...

I actually like Kirby's style, he gets that we're not watching it live and doesn't try to sound like it is. As for his delay he's probably got the French announcer track in his ear and translating it...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 39,602
Posted By philipbarrett
Google "private VPN"

Google "private VPN"
Forum: Racing 01-05-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 39,602
Posted By philipbarrett
Are we going to see torrent links this year? ...

Are we going to see torrent links this year?

Pretty Please....
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 143,410
Posted By philipbarrett
Just read this entire RR again! The telling gets...

Just read this entire RR again! The telling gets better 2nd time around.
Forum: Racing 12-29-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 39,602
Posted By philipbarrett
You sir, are a gentleman! Thanks for your hard...

You sir, are a gentleman! Thanks for your hard work so far, looking forward to Dakar.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9,102
Views: 1,313,088
Posted By philipbarrett
I'm in Texas or you'd be welcome. Thanks for the...

I'm in Texas or you'd be welcome. Thanks for the e-mail the other day, be sure & let us know right here when you have the racks available.
Forum: Racing 01-10-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 37,912
Posted By philipbarrett
VLC player...

VLC player (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html) is a much better solution. Firstly it plays every file type & secondly gives you a lot more control over aspect ratios.

And it's free.
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