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    I'm walking every other morning as prep for Nepal. The basic hike is all uphill for a touch over 5 kms - the average gradient is 10% - to the top of the hill that takes you out of the village to IÁmeler then turn round and back down. Last uphill time was 52 minutes, down from 62 mins 3 weeks ago. In old money it works out to around 3.3 mph. Downhill stretch is around 47 mins. I currently have 11 kgs in the rucksack which will be increased to 13 kgs next week and 15 kgs the week after.

    I don't think it's too shabby for an old boy and if I can maintain the same sort of time as I increase the load then it'll be an insignificant thing that will make me feel good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saga_lout View Post
    To tell the truth, I thought you'd lost them long ago.

    I should have typed "not loosing MORE of my marbles"! LOL I've definitely lost a few, but not all!! LOL Yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggin View Post
    I should have typed "not loosing MORE of my marbles"! LOL I've definitely lost a few, but not all!! LOL Yet
    On a related note I had a discussion today about losing marbles. One of the young women that works for me is hoping to get into vet school sometime soon. And so am I - she'll make an excellent vet. Anyway, the topic of marbling horses came up - that is something I'd never heard of before. Apparently it originated around 20 years ago Which explains why I'd not heard of it as I was in vet school in the mid 80s.* A marble is placed in the uterus and it keeps horses from going into estrus (heat). Apparently it "fools" the uterus into "thinking" it's pregnant. Unfortunately there are complications. One of them is losing the marbles. Supposedly the marbles will pass naturally, eventually. My assistant was relaying tales of horses getting additional marbles installed as they came into heat. One in particular died from a uterine infection. On necropsy three marbles were discovered. Apparently the vet thought she'd lost her marbles.
    The practice seems to have fallen out of vogue now, but apparently some folks still use it.

    *I was intrigued that I'd never heard of it and assumed it was a fairly old method. As in older than my career. It wasn't discussed in any of my classes which surprised me as we talked about a lot of shit that was no longer acceptable practice. So barbaric practices are still emerging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwana View Post
    One of the young women that works for me is hoping to get into vet school sometime soon. And so am I
    I thought you were a vet ? Or have you been blagging it all these years ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I thought you were a vet ? Or have you been blagging it all these years ?
    Arf! I'm hoping she gets in. I'm looking at retiring in 5 years. I wanna do a little wandering while I still can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwana View Post
    Arf! I'm hoping she gets in. I'm looking at retiring in 5 years. I wanna do a little wandering while I still can.

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    Cheap flights over here. My pal is getting a new S1000RR shipped over from the UK to Sevilla. He booked his flight to Sevilla last night.


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    Cheap flights over here. My pal is getting a new S1000RR shipped over from the UK to Sevilla. He booked his flight to Sevilla last night.

    4€
    Are they still flying Ford Tri-motors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bwana View Post
    Are they still flying Ford Tri-motors?
    Who ?

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    Contactless payment with my phone.

    I'll happily admit I didn't see the point of contactless card payments. What were we supposed to do with the 5 seconds we'd saved?

    Last week I installed it on my phone and I have to admit I was wrong. I get it now. It's not about saving time, it's about not having small coins, in your pocket, and by your bed, and in that key pot by the front door and in the old whiskey jar on the landing and in the centre console of the car etc etc.

    I'm sure someone will be along shortly to explain how it's actually about the government trying to keep track of our money and how scammers will soon be able to ring me up and empty my bank account. But for now, I recommend it!

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    Just found out that one of my best pals has won the European Endurance championship. Cool.

    We started racing in same van.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Just found out that one of my best pals has won the European Endurance championship. Cool.

    We started racing in same van.
    I didn't realise there was a pensioner class!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Just found out that one of my best pals has won the European Endurance championship. Cool.

    We started racing in same van.
    Short circuit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    I didn't realise there was a pensioner class!
    He's 58 and still fast as fuck.

    Dave Crampton

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillitt View Post
    short circuit....
    ho ho

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