Rockies regional randomness

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Duck_Pilot

    Duck_Pilot Retired Roadracer

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    Looks like she's got an award of some kind pinned to her panties. Wonder what it's for? :wink:
  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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  4. enigmatic_redhabu

    enigmatic_redhabu I really wanna be....

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    BMW of Denver, having a food drive again this year for Food Bank of the Rockies. It would be nice to support it as a motorcycle community.

    This week, King Sooper having a great sales on Kroger's brand can vegetable, Campbell brand can Cream of Mushroom & Cream of Chicken Soup, Annie's Mac & Cheese, which if you buy 10 you will save additional $5.00 off, each set of 10, which you are only paying .49 cent each for these items. I bought 60 cans and boxes yesterday. I will drop off these stuff to BMW of Denver, next couple of weeks. If anyone want to donate but can't make to there...just let me know, I can do the delivery service for you.

    Idea food items to donate:

    Can goods:
    vegetable/soup/meat/fish,etc.

    Package goods:
    Mac&Cheese/pasta/noodles/ package dinner/rice/any type of side dish/cake mix/cereal/oat meal, etc.

    None Food item:
    Toilet paper/laundry detergent/dish soap/napkins/bar soap/etc.


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    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Make a food donation between Saturday, November 13th and Tuesday, December 14th and BMW Of Denver will give you $10 off any purchase of $50 or more. (Three can minimum requested). All food goes to support Food Bank of the Rockies.[/FONT]
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  5. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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  9. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    This for page 205:



    Thans guys, I'm gonna go get a paper prescription so I can get some and not wait until tha doc's office calls it in..
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  11. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    :clap Nice run, Geek!

    Jenny; good reminder.
  12. Inane Cathode

    Inane Cathode Cheated Anion

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    Aw, dang. Now we have to ban geek for posting too many rat rod pictures :deal
    I liked the guy too :cry
  13. PrairieRider

    PrairieRider Gearing down for Hell

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    Jeff came in from the garage with a happy face and self satisfied "tee hee". For the first time since we bought the house, he fired up what appears to be a 1950's era gas heater in the garage. It's not terribly efficient, but it beats freezing!
  14. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Sweet.

    We get our new bike barn next week! I plan to put some sort of heater in there- propane or something. Can't wait!
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    I have one of these things on the top of a propane bottle.

    You have to leave a door open because the fumes are so bad.. and the door open cools the room faster than this thing heats it :patch

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  16. Hayduke

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    Well that sucks. I was thinking of one of those for the time being at least. :lol3 Maybe one of those "mr. heater" things? :dunno
  17. Geek

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    It's ok... you can make do but it's not great. If I'm out in the garage for a few hours I'll have a sore throat afterward for it.

    Definitely better than nothing though! I put a small oscillating fan behind it to blow the heat around.
  18. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    I have a quartz space heater in my garage....and carpet on the floor.

    I've spent so much time out there in the winter the last few years, with the XR builds and other bike tinkering, the carpet alone was a doGsend for my old bones.
  19. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    I plan on insulating, and have at least a rug that I can put out there.

    Last time I went to visit my parents in St. Louis, we went to a Home Depot or something, and they sold a wall-mounted heater that was vented to the outside, but you could attach to a propane bottle. I've never seen them here. Maybe next trip to MO...
  20. Cowboy

    Cowboy Ceteris non Paribus

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    You guys are making me love the simple woodstove in my garage. It's especially nice as a place to set tools you're using, so they are warm when you pick them up!

    It came from a neighbor's equestrian arena, where they had it in a small side room, about 12 by 20' and it heated the room too much. In my 24x30 garage, it's perfect! Fuel costs are basically nothing. I feed it with junk mail, and I'm still burning the pile of off-cuts and pallet material left over from building our arena two years ago.

    The best thing I ever did for my garage was to install a passive solar heater. It's just a clear plastic panel that sits in one of the garage door openings. If you open the door six inches, the sun shines on the dark metal door, and the heat rises through the opening in the top, cool air comes in the opening at the bottom. At night, simply close the door, and the heat stays inside. If you're working in the garage during the day, you can open the door all the way, and let the sun shine in onto the concrete (thermal mass) and you get the added benefit of beautiful daylight inside the garage. I can't count the days I've worked on some project right inside that clear panel, with the warm sun shining on me, in great light, and a winter wonderland outside that plastic.

    The best part is that the whole thing cost only about $100 to build. It's portable, so in summer I move it around to the side of the garage, where it hangs out of the way, so then I can use both garage doors. If I only had one door, I'd have to hinge the solar panel, so I could open it to get in and out. As it is, I use the area in front of the "solar door" to park bikes, or for projects that don't need to go in and out often. I generally leave the solar panel in place all winter.

    Another smaller passive solar air heater hangs on the south garage wall next to the door, and serves the same purpose.

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