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Where do you ride?
« on: 30.08. 2014 19:11 »
Hello,

I suppose the first part of this post should be to say that my bike is back up and running and seemingly well. The back story of my problems getting to this point is for another topic. Right now I just wanted to share a photo from one of my favorite places to ride near my home. The photo is of Wilson Hall at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL Fermilab played a big role in the discovery of the Higgs Boson, providing core research and, I believe, manning the local control center for the Large Hadron Collider when the discovery was mde. Fermilab is a big piece of land with its own herd of American Bison and its own village to house visiting scientists. The Tevitron accelerator is mostly out of use now, since the LHC is so much more powerful, and powerful a tool.

You can see the rear wheel of my bike in the lower-left corner.

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Re: Where do you ride?
« Reply #1 on: 30.08. 2014 21:54 »
Great to hear she's on the road again Richard. No time to stop for pictures, just keep riding till winter closes in.
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Re: Where do you ride?
« Reply #2 on: 31.08. 2014 00:47 »

 Good you're back 'On the road again...."...should put a smile on your dial..!

 Is that the same complex where you did that clip a couple of years ago..??
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Re: Where do you ride?
« Reply #3 on: 31.08. 2014 01:48 »
Dutch,

Ah, you remember that very shaky clip. I intend to try another live stream with shock mounting and a wind screen over the mic. I think I'm a bit obcessed with Fermilab. Wish I could work there, but I didn't bother to get a Phd. Not that they weren't doing important work back then, but I think the Higgs Boson discovery came after my video (I'm taking no credit for the discovery).

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Re: Where do you ride?
« Reply #4 on: 31.08. 2014 09:32 »

 Yup, I remember the darnedest things..was a good sightsee, but remember the wind noise outdoing the sound of the bike....you bein' a soundie an' all, but I guess Vx sound is (a little) diffo to studio/stage sound
 Guess I better do some research on the Large Hardon dummy Crashtest.... *conf*
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Re: Where do you ride?
« Reply #5 on: 31.08. 2014 10:29 »
Seems like a good excuse to post this clip.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJuZ-w2egrQ
Hope you enjoy it Musky (if you see it) and that you're getting better!!

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Re: Where do you ride?
« Reply #6 on: 31.08. 2014 14:21 »
Thanks Rob, just put my passport application in. Should be there in person next year.
A re-run of your video with better sound would be great Richard.
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Re: Where do you ride?
« Reply #7 on: 01.09. 2014 11:16 »
Great Rob, those stone walls send a shiver down my back though !! Is that a serious comment about being there next year Musky ( good to have you back and you've been busy over the weekend posts everwhere ) Cheers BobH.
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Re: Where do you ride?
« Reply #8 on: 01.09. 2014 11:41 »
Yes Bob, paying air fares next week.
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Re: Where do you ride?
« Reply #9 on: 07.09. 2014 10:16 »
This is where I ride. Not as high tec as a Higgs Boson particle, but a huge version of the atom of which our bikes are built.
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Re: Where do you ride?
« Reply #10 on: 07.09. 2014 11:23 »
Imagine the bang if they split that bugga  *eek* *bash* *problem*
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Re: Where do you ride?
« Reply #11 on: 07.09. 2014 13:47 »
Google Goggles let me know it's the Atomium in Brussels, from the 1958 World's Fair. Chances are, your bikes were there at the time.

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Re: Where do you ride?
« Reply #12 on: 07.09. 2014 20:17 »
Imagine the bang if they split that bugga  *eek* *bash* *problem*
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That's why nobody dared invade Belgium since it was constructed. Imagine the bomb we could make out of that *smile*

Richard, never thought of that but highly possible.
I was there to in '58. Well, to be honest, it took another 4 years before I was born but my mother was one of the visitors back then, so technically speaking I was there to... ;)
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Re: Where do you ride?
« Reply #13 on: 03.10. 2014 20:30 »
Thought about this post when got to picture one, as I live on a peninsular between two rivers and the sea, so Deben to Orwell today.
Where do I ride well I always start of going inland.
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Re: Where do you ride?
« Reply #14 on: 03.10. 2014 22:09 »
Really nice pictures. Couldn't resist checking the map. I now assume the two rivers are the Deben and the Orwell. Of all the places in the UK I have not been to, your peninsula is one of them, but I have been to Leigh-On-Sea for a visit to Leigh Classics and the waterfront looked a bit similar. I have to assume you know Leigh Classics and have visited there or done business. Next time you're there, tell Andy that Richard from Chicago says hello. Had a great time there talking with Andy and his buddy Clanker.

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