The "what's Troy been up to" (over winter) thread...?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by troy safari carpente, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Over Regulated

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    Just noticing that dealership is under one big flat roof. :scratch

    Wotsupwitdat ?
  2. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Makes it easy to clean off with the snow blower?
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  3. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    Spring cleaning...

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    The sky was big and wide and blue...

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  4. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Where's the photo of the ute you used to get that bike to the photo locations? What sort of Utes do you get there? :wings

    Howdy stranger.
  5. troy safari carpente

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    I wondered when the discussion would get around to the topic of Swedish redneck transportation... :rofl

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  6. troy safari carpente

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    ... a roof of a school (a lot further North of me - up in Sundsvall) that collapsed just the other day... a result of precisely what you inferred Fongy... :deal



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    A meter of snow... then light rain on it... gets reeeeeal heavy on a flat roof...
  7. Phil_Fong

    Phil_Fong Over Regulated

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    Madness ....
    the school roof even has the corrugations running the wrong way ! :bash
  8. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Helps he snow hang on I guess. Why would you run corrugations that way :scratch

    Must've been to uni In the Netherlands perhaps.

    Volvo ute eh, can't see the second image (maybe I don't use Facebook).

    Do they have Saab Utes too?
  9. troy safari carpente

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    Last weekend... got our (bare ground) "enduro" on for the club season opener at the xc-test in Revinge...

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    Today... out and about with the grommet to check out some places in the easter Monday sunshine...

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    Many of the old stone bridges around these parts, are dark side of 700 years or more...

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    This weekend... Round One of the 2018 Swedish MX Nationals: Elite MX1, Elite MX2, Amateur MX Open (inkl. 2 stroke up to 300c), MXJunior (U14-U17) 125cc and MX Women... hosted at our local track - Saxtorp.
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    Timed practice had some "ups and downs" for my little mate OO#16... oops!
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    Fought back in qualifying heat (won) to get a good gate pick for the mains...

    A poduim (3rd) in Heat 1... he's back on track... a good start for the season now there's a title to hunt down.
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    3rd, 4th & 2nd (final) to end up 3rd overall for the weekend after Rd 1 of the 2018 Swedish MX Nationals...

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    A good start for the title chase for OO #16...
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    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    May 1st (last weekend) heralds the approach of summer here in Swednavia... and yesterday (may 5th) was sunshine and 20+ degrees... so spent the day like this; :deal

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    WE were on the pushbikes... but this whole area is surrounded by forest roads and enduro trails... So now that the permafrost in the ground has thawed, and the soft ground dried out (a process that usually takes march/april to achieve here in Southern sweden), from next weekend it's time to break out the enduro bike again (without the studden tires).
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  17. Blakduk

    Blakduk Just trying to get by.

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    Ahh, why do they call it permafrost if it thaws?
  18. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    I guess that (technically) it's not... I just used that term so you'd all (sort of ) know what I meant.

    Here in south scandwegia the soil typically freezes in the winter to a depth of maybe 30 to 50 cm's... depending on how cold, how much snow, for how long etc. This year was pretty mild... but a month ago the soil was still like concrete (frozen).

    During the spring "thaw" the ground goes from frozen (solid), to wet and spongy... then gradually less moisture... eventually "dries" out to how it is now.

    Way further up (in the northernmost parts of Sweden) - where there is permafrost... you dig down 50 to 60 cm's - even in the middle summer - and the subsoil is still frozen.
  19. Blakduk

    Blakduk Just trying to get by.

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    So you can dig a hole and keep your beer cold while camping?
  20. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    I guess you could... but we just usually toss them into an icy stream or lake...

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    ... Cold, fresh, potable, running water is never far from hand in this part of the world - unlike much of outback Oz - so I never really thought about burying stuff in permafrost. Most of the natural springs here, the water comes out of the ground icy cool... even in summer, a shaded stony brook in the Woods - the water would typically only be 10 to 15 degrees.

    But if you happened to be up north... and there was not water in proximity to the campsite you'd chosen, or were in a situation you'd had no choice... then yes, dig down about 30 to 50 cm and you would likely strike permafrost.