chrisphr

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  1. Ditto that. There will be another copy in Charlotte! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. My opinion is it would look weird. Best way would be to tooth it in with the existing at the doorway, sand the whole floor down and site finish. It is going to be challenging to get a pre finish to match perfectly.
  3. Mostly because I don't know any better regarding the mechanics of the Jet, I just respected the brand. I was in the dark, and now I have been shown the pa'ath to the li'ight! (add a little southern baptist flair to that last sentence for full intended effect).
  4. ...or Jet. I'm not totally to date on WTO, but I think this is the first time I heard you dis on the Jet. Only because I consider your opinion very seriously, you'd avoid the Jet, there is no other choice than the parallelogram pm if you want to avoid machine aggravation? I was planning on purchasing the 8" helical head Jet later this year. What are your thoughts?
  5. Very sorry for your loss and great advice for the rest of us. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best Vacation

    Are you able to see the videos I posted on tapatalk? Just asking because I see you use tapatalk and I can't see videos in the threads anymore with it. Sent from my SM-N910W8 using Tapatalk Yes, worked for me. Played right from the tapatalk app for iPhone.
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    Best Vacation

    Now I like it even more! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best Vacation

    When I was on the tour they said there was 8 stoppers that show the race from start to victory. There are letters on the stoppers B-L-A-N-T-O-N-S so you know which ones you have in the series. I kinda dig scotch too, my favorite is Lagavullin, I try to pick up a bottle or two at the duty free when traveling in Europe, about half price vs the local NCarolina ABC store.
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    Best Vacation

    Blanton's is my favorite go to bourbon. I have been buying Pappy from the same store since 2008. Every year I get at least a 20 yr and two 12 or 10 years. I pay retail, about $100 for the 20 yr. Its good but not worth $500 a bottle or whatever people pay on the secondary market. I have had them all and the 12 yr is probably my favorite. !!!!!You are getting 12yr for $100? Lucky dog! You've got a great source. Most recent price I've heard for the 23yr was $1000. I like me some quality bourbon, but not that much. I'm still beside myself at the $255 pour the restaurant quoted.
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    Best Vacation

    LMAO, I nearly spit my coffee out!
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    Best Vacation

    Booty, like in the sense of pirates booty, not boo-atay kind of booty. I'll clarify next time [emoji3]: The fanciest it got on this trip was the Blantons. I've ordered Pappy van winkle at every place it was on the menu and always it is out of stock. One place in New Orleans (different trip) had the 23 year at $255 a 1oz pour... For another day... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    High Stakes Poker

    For the second time tonight, well done good sir. And... Whew!
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    Best Vacation

    Is it getting hot in here? Whew, well done good sir! [emoji3]
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    Best Vacation

    I'm going to recommend and brag on one of the best couple day getaways I have ever had: Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Stayed at historic Brown Hotel in Louisville, toured 5 distilleries and Churchill Downs. Beautiful countryside, Woodford was located in the middle of a thoroughbred farm, Makers Mark located after an 8 mile trip on a single lane road for example. Highlight of the trip was the aging warehouses, the smell of thousands of barrels aged up to 25 years giving off what they call the "angels share", the liquor that evaporates through the breathing, charred barrels. And the smell was heavenly... Three days of tastings and a return home with 9 bottles of top shelf. The tours were awesome, each distillery had a different personality and gave you an appreciation for the craftsmanship of quality bourbon. For fun: What has your best getaway/vacation/holiday been? Pictures of me dipping my own bottle of Makers and the booty after the first day of shopping. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Any cyclists?

    Numb hands might be because of fit, or maybe you have a Kung fu grip on the handle bars cause you are just starting out and nervous about crashing, I know I was when I first started. You'll relax those hands with time. You don't want to know what I think about adding a mirror... There are unwritten rules among cyclists. Some designed for safety while others can be somewhat snotty etiquette and fashion rules. I've succumbed to the arrogance. If you want to add some extra fun to seek out some local group rides. Most bike shops organize weekly rides and will communicate the performance level so you don't get in over your head. Safety in numbers, makes the ride more social, and you will learn pack riding skills and other things (the unwritten rules) in a fun environment. There are unwritten rules among cyclists. I was wrong. I forgot the rules are written down. Rule 5 is my favorite, applies to both cycling and life. http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/
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    Any cyclists?

    Tom sorry to hear about that experience, sounds awful. Going to throw out a guess that you might have some unusual body mechanics that didn't like being locked into a straight pedal stroke plane and combined with the 200-300mile weeks, which is a lot for a new cyclist, led to some problems. I actually have an issue where my feet are severely pronated causing a funky pedal stroke which eventually started to hurt my knees. I made an appointment at the bike shop with a dude who specializes in professional bike fitting and spent a good two hours fine tuning both my bikes and sets of shoes. The key adjustment for the knee pain was actually shimming the shoes such that it adjusted for the pronation (picture). Bonus: The adjustment also added back 12 watts of power I was losing due to the pronation. If you have some special issues that need to be solved I would guess that the "quick fit" the shop will do for free when you buy the bike may not be adequate. At least that was my experience.
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    Any cyclists?

    Take Mike's advice and get professionally fitted on the bike, if the bike is set up right for your body mechanics bad stuff like this doesn't happen. Noobs get all concerned with the saddle but bike fit is the root cause.
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    Any cyclists?

    Try searching Christopher Brown, I'm the one from Mooresville, NC. I have a B&W profile pic the app must have pulled off FB. I tried it and found myself about 15-20 names down (Chris Browns are everywhere). The app will track everything including elevation which is awesome.
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    Any cyclists?

    Good looking bike! Great exercise and a ton of fun. Been cycling for about 14 years including some amateur racing for 8 of those years (kids ended my racing career in 2010). Back in the racing days I was putting in roughly 210-240miles a week. Nowadays lucky to get in 90. Sometimes I ride by myself but mostly I ride in group rides. You go faster (because of draft advantage) and you will push yourself more, particularly if you are a bit competitive. You are at an exciting time just starting out, you are going to set new records for yourself virtually every week this summer. Speaking of that, download the app Strava so you can track your progress and link me as a friend so I can see it happen [emoji3]. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Non flying, non explosive fireworks legal in NC. In SC all are legal. In along the border you wouldn't know the difference, there is very little if any enforcement. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Odd habits...

    Your hat reminds me of this... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Odd habits...

    That's a fun habit. Once worked with a guy who wore a bow tie everyday, he was among the few of us that could actually rock it. He did it specifically to stand out in a corporate atmosphere. Any time someone had to ask who Dorn was someone would answer "the bow tie guy" and invariably the response was, "Oh I know that guy, I see him around all the time." You are the Llama guy. [emoji3] Here is a new one, don't know if it is a weird habit or just a sign I've become to digital dependent, but I feel like my privacy has been violated when I get unsolicited phone calls. Start with a text or an email, when I've determined that your important enough to speak, we can schedule a call. If you show up at my house unannounced, I might call the cops.
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    Odd habits...

    One of mine is in business meetings I always have to have a seat that faces the door. No conscious reason for this preference but sitting with my back to the door creeps me out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. I'm considering the dewalt track saw myself. Surprised if the dust port doesn't adjust. Found these two pictures with dust port facing opposite directions. Interested to hear if your model won't adjust. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk