Garden State Mindless Dickery Thread

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by MoBill, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    Most likely TT is resizing the picture...Nice sunrise pics over the city Frank! WTC 1 is an awesome sight...also read your wife is home and thats also a good thing...glad to hear that...prayers that the best days are yet to come...:freaky
  2. johnpitts01

    johnpitts01 Long timer

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    Very nice!

    This Saturday is a chance to see something special in NYC.
    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140706.html

    "This coming Saturday, if it is clear, well placed New Yorkers can go outside at sunset and watch their city act like a modern version of Stonehenge. Manhattan's streets will flood dramatically with sunlight just as the Sun sets precisely at each street's western end. Usually, the tall buildings that line the gridded streets of New York City's tallest borough will hide the setting Sun. This effect makes Manhattan a type of modern Stonehenge, although only aligned to about 30 degrees east of north. Were Manhattan's road grid perfectly aligned to east and west, today's effect would occur on the Vernal and Autumnal Equinox, March 21 and September 21, the only two days that the Sun rises and sets due east and west. Pictured above in this horizontally stretched image, the Sun sets down 34th Street as viewed from Park Avenue. If Saturday's sunset is hidden by clouds do not despair -- the same thing happens twice each year: in late May and mid July. On none of these occasions, however, should you ever look directly at the Sun. "


  3. RedPower

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    GREAT news DockingPilot:clap:clap

    Congrats to the wives & significant others getting their liscense's:thumb

    Cool pixs Jimmr & DockingPilot!
    I see you folks are talking about tapatalk.
    Do they host the pix like photobucket?
    Is it free?
    Photobucket tells me I'm @ over 90% capapcity:eek1
    It may be time for a new account or hosting site




    Looks like an open Saturday:clap:clap
    Keep us posted:freaky
  4. Evel Otto

    Evel Otto Formerly Hinz

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    I wanted to check in, say "hi" and show y'all the new bike. I traded in the V-strom for this.

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    I'm still planning on attending the Ramapo 500 this weekend...I'll just be a little....slower....than everybody else.
  5. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Will do....awesome. :D
  6. jimmr

    jimmr Long timer

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    Thanks, Frank.

    As you can see, some glorious weather the past week to be sailing around there, I hope your son is enjoying it, although one day I was there they stopped a lot of the island ferries due to strong winds.

    A "steak pie" is basically chunks of stewing steak in a thick gravy topped with puff pastry, think of a chicken pot pie but with beef. The ones served in pubs and chip shops are smaller, more like a folded over pocket of pastry with the filling inside. Just a local variant of something you find the world over.

    Not going to call you on that one:lol3
  7. Bikehigh

    Bikehigh Not Dead Yet

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  8. jimmr

    jimmr Long timer

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    Blaggis and chilli haggis were new to me, I refer you to what fyrfytr said...

    Traditional half-time fare at a football ("soccer") game is "a pie and bovril". Here's the one I had last time I went to game in Scotland, it's a Killie Pie:
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    Say AYE to a Killie Pie!
  9. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Jimmy
    Any guess on how the vote will go over there ?
    I understand this is huge deal for all involved.


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  11. jimmr

    jimmr Long timer

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    I suspect the vote will be 'no', the 'yes' vote has struggled to get over 40% in polls so far, but there are a lot of undecided voters. All it will take to swing it one way or the other is an event or gaffe in the run up.

    As to why there is a vote and what would happen in either scenario, that's a discussion best had with a few beers:freaky.
  12. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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  13. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Yea. I'm sure it's a huge deal for both sides Jim and a hot subject amongst the Scots. Good luck.


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  14. haystack

    haystack Just ride

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    Anyone here ever ridden at Taylor Park Colorado?
  15. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Anyone going to the AMA vintage bike show down at Millville tomorrow?

    Any idea of what the ticket costs are??
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    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    It ended up being $26 for Sunday alone, but with VIP parking. Outside the Random couple Harley guys and two and three sport bike squids, myself and the 8-9 Triumph club guys I rode down with were practically the only ones there, outside racers and swap meet vendors. It was dead.....but nice...not to have to fight crowds for food or the good stands seats. Interesting to see bikes from 40's, 50's, 60's, etc, racing around the same track that I have done track days on.

    I have a video and some pictures I'll post up later. :clap
  18. lulo

    lulo Cochino Aventurero

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    Hey red, you got your own exhaust line out? Lol


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    I was there Sunday too and thought it would be a bigger crowd. Nothing like the AMA Superbike races. Seemed like a decent amount of racers though.
  20. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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    3 weeks old, going in friday for the rebreak / add screws