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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. squirrel
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    Last March I took a little road trip to NYC in my 57 Suburban to play robots, with our high school Robotics team. This year we are going to San Francisco, and again I find myself on the road. Spent last night in Lancaster.
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    Drove past the James Dean crash site this morning.

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    Plan to head up the PCH for the last few miles. I'll be in the city for three days.

    Please excuse the spelling. I posted this with my phone.
     
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  2. Jalopy Joker
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    some of the best time of year to pass through Lancaster - you are making good time
     
  3. are those bugs on the windshield? it's been a while since i've seen them
     
  4. Marken
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    Was the Unise Motel a dive?
     

  5. squirrel
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    It wasn't too bad.

    On the coast now.

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    Please excuse the spelling. I posted this with my phone.
     
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  6. woodbutcher
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    :D Jim`s"On the road again".
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  7. RichFox
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    If you had come up 101 you could have thrown a rock and hit my house.
     
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  8. B safe! :)
     
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  9. You're a good man for helping the kids again.
     
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  10. falcongeorge
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    from BC

  11. Same here, but you'de have to have a strong arm.
     
  12. 40Standard
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    always enjoy your trips, have fun
     
  13. saltflats
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    Thank's for the ride Jim.
    Be safe and have fun.
     
  14. Happy Trails.....
     
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  15. Fortunateson
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    I zoomed in on that boulder; it looks like a petrified head of the Monster From The Black Lagoon! Can you load it in th Eva know of your Suburban?
     
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  16. squirrel
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    thanks guys! Delivered the robot, left my truck at the school (they have security there, and it's in a good neighborhood). took my first Uber ride into downtown SF to the hotel. Fun!
     
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  17. Fortunateson
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    Are you on spring break? Our school has a group of students volunteering in Peru helping to build houses. This spring break I am being selfish and not volunteering just recuperating. Have fun with the bots.
     
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  18. Bandit Billy
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    Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your road trip to help me out with my tach questions last night. Play safe.
     
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  19. The37Kid
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    Always enjoy your road trips. Hope the kids win! Bob
     
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  20. squirrel
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    It was a tiring weekend, especially since I got a mild cold. And using public transportation involves walking a lot. The robot did well, we had to fix a few things that broke. We won seven of our ten qualifying matches. We ranked 7 of 41 teams. We lost in the quarterfinals. The kids had a good time, and learned a lot that we will use in our upcoming competition in Phoenix. I hit the road home already. I'll see how far I get tonight. Had to add a little water to the suburban, no other issues.

    Please excuse the spelling. I posted this with my phone.
     
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  21. The37Kid
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    Congratulations to you and the team! Bob
     
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  22. That motel sign reminds me of the old TV show "HOT L BALTIMORE" Anyone remember that?
     
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  23. looks like a great bunch of kids. good luck on the next competition.
     
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  24. noboD
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    Let's see a picture of the robot. The kids are lucky to have you helping them.
     
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  25. squirrel
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    I didn't get many robot pictures this time. I usually do. here's one from when we just finished building it.

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    and a picture of it after it climbed up the rope (!). We have two sets of bumpers, red and blue, depending on which side of the field we are assigned to play that match.

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  26. woodbutcher
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    :D Hi Jim.Sounds like a GREAT time was had by all.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  27. squirrel
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    Thanks. I saw an old car in the road in California today, finally. On the 210.

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    Please excuse the spelling. I posted this with my phone.
     
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  28. jeffd1988
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    Good thread. Nice trip with updates everyone has alil fun in this one. Be safe sir

    Sent from my Z981 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  29. squirrel
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    Made it past Phoenix, stopped for a burger. Might stop in Tucson and see how my brother is doing on his 58 Chevy wheel bearing job

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    Please excuse the spelling. I posted this with my phone.
     
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