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    My closest climbing partner and best man at my...

    My closest climbing partner and best man at my first marriage in 1998 was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a year ago. Stage 1, found on a CT scan done for other reasons, so found early. But stage 1...
  2. Well, I don't get any praise when I stop at 11...

    Well, I don't get any praise when I stop at 11 stop lights, but there might be consequences if I ran three stop lights. As there should be.
  3. My favorite bumper sticker: "Stupidity should be...

    My favorite bumper sticker: "Stupidity should be painful".
  4. Paul Chelimo has stayed with us several times to...

    Paul Chelimo has stayed with us several times to get more altitude exposure at 8500 feet. Weíve talked about this, having to update the drug testers about where you are and where youíre going to be,...
  5. I think if I was a world class athlete subject...

    I think if I was a world class athlete subject to random testing, I would just have a locator chip implanted under my skin, so they could find me anytime, Orwell be damned.
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    Maybe you should go get tested....

    Maybe you should go get tested....
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    In general, a good idea. My 17 yo daughter spends...

    In general, a good idea. My 17 yo daughter spends too much time no hers, but makes straight A's so I'm not sure I can limit her time on her phone while at home, though we've talked about her limiting...
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    Lions behaving badly.....

    Lions behaving badly.....
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    Born Free and all that not withstanding, just...

    Born Free and all that not withstanding, just plain bad idea to hang out with adult lions, even if you raised them from cubhood.
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    An anecdote that doesn't prove anything....summer...

    An anecdote that doesn't prove anything....summer of 1976, I had finished 8th grade and had three or four issues of TAFNEWS under my belt. My teammate, Jon W. had finished 9th grade. My Dad had...
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    So, did they make sure to put in a loo connected...

    So, did they make sure to put in a loo connected to the PA booth?
  12. Another 50th anniversary....Hurricane Camille

    While folks were doing their thing at Woodstock, Hurricane Camille was doing it's thing to the Gulf coast, making landfall late on August 17th, 1969.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Camille
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    Nice to see a firm not named Nike putting some...

    Nice to see a firm not named Nike putting some money into elite-level endurance sports, as Ineos also sponsors the cycling team of Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas, 1-2 at this year's Tour, and...
  14. Plenty of opportunities for Greenland all-comers...

    Plenty of opportunities for Greenland all-comers records when they host their first Diamond League meet.
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    Well, like all the stupid climbing deaths, his...

    Well, like all the stupid climbing deaths, his survivors can take solace in the notion that "he died doing what he loved most".......
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    Thanks, Walt Another link ...

    Thanks, Walt
    Another link https://www.woodstock.com/

    Anyone who hasn't seen the movie really should have a look.

    We had another Woodstock thread here a number of years ago, not sure which...
  17. Well, if he doesnít get a PR, at least we know...

    Well, if he doesnít get a PR, at least we know heíll be looking good!
  18. Thread: 50 years of YES

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    Probably the same show I was at!

    Probably the same show I was at!
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    Cryo-treatment. Uses liquid nitrogen that...

    Cryo-treatment. Uses liquid nitrogen that evaporates into a chamber that you stand in, at least thatís what Iíve seen pictures of. So a young woman or girl who worked at one of those places in...
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    April 1979, me and a few progressive rock buddies...

    April 1979, me and a few progressive rock buddies see YES in Dayton one night, then front row seats in Louisville the next. A few weeks later they add a show in Lexington in June, so of course we're...
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    I was in high school and running track and cross...

    I was in high school and running track and cross country.

    When I saw YES at the Paramount in Denver c. 2009, I found a group of fans (via the YESFANS message board) meeting at a brewpub before...
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    Steve Howe, their guitarist, was voted Best...

    Steve Howe, their guitarist, was voted Best All-Around Guitarist three years in a row by Guitar Player magazine in the late 1970s. Chris Squire was one of rock's great bass players.
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    gh knows a ton about a ton of things, including...

    gh knows a ton about a ton of things, including music. Could do well on Jeopardy. But there's only so much room in there, so something has to be left out. And, given that so many of their great songs...
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    Yes (pun unavoidable). ...

    Yes (pun unavoidable).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes_(band)

    One of the leading progressive rock groups of the 1970s:
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    In the Kentucky Derby, all stallions carry 126...

    In the Kentucky Derby, all stallions carry 126 lbs, fillies (when one is entered) 124 lbs.
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