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Old 08-14-2009, 02:52 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:13 PM   #102 (permalink)
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O hi, I can come 2 plz?

Will Meredith 1998 Honda Civic EX Binghamton NY 1 for picnic.

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Well uh....... OK. But only because you're a fellow ecomodder.

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Old 08-14-2009, 03:15 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Also, I'll be at the awards/picnic, but don't get me any food
There will be plenty of salads there Ben. Bringing some veggie dogs?
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:20 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Stopped out to the Hampton Beach campground on the Great Sacandaga Lake last week. The beach looks great.



I would recommend all to bring a folding chair with them to the picnic as well. Swim trunks and a towel too if you're so inclined. Let's hope for good weather!
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Old 08-14-2009, 09:25 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Well uh....... OK. But only because you're a fellow ecomodder.

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Sorry Blownb310, I was just a little confused as to why my name suddenly wasn't on the roster. This is why I was confused.

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I don't know.... 6:30? I don't care when we leave. I will arrive as early or as late as anyone wants. I hereby choose to set off from the hotel in Fonda for Schenectady at an arbitrary 6:30pm on the night previous to the event.

As for the picnic, I will can see what I can do about bringing some vegan num-nums.
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Sorry Blownb310, I was just a little confused as to why my name suddenly wasn't on the roster. This is why I was confused.
Oh, I see now. Sorry about that oversight.
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At what time are the awards and picnic? I need to leave around 2:30-3 pm.
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At what time are the awards and picnic? I need to leave around 2:30-3 pm.
The awards and picnic immediately follow the Economy Run event. We plan to arrive at the finish at 12:00 pm, top up the tanks, and then head 8 miles north to arrive at the awards/picnic area at the lake. I am estimating that this will have us at the Hampton Beach Campgrounds between 12:45 - 1:00 pm. Two hours should be more than enough time to have some lunch and relax [talk about hypermiling] on the beach.
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Some updates on my car's preparation for ths event. I took a look at my front brakes two days ago. I raised the car up, made a chalk mark on the tires, and gave the wheels a "spin test" [by hand] and counted three revolutions each side. So I decided to take them apart and clean them. I lubed the slides and found an NOS front disc brake hardware kit in my basement. I took advantage of the kit's extra parts to add a second spring between the pads to help them release more completely.



Normally there is only a single spring on only one of the pins. My unscientific "spin test" yeilded 6 2/3rds revolutions afterwards. Who knows, maybe I spun the wheel a bit harder afterwards to get the desired result.

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