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    Fof Rally Bast'd at Large rocketman's Avatar
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    What Am I II

    Lets play a game, shall we?

    What am I? II

    I am smooth, round shiny and hard.

    I have a wall and roof (of sorts) and I am mostly hollow.

    I never travel more than a few inches, yet have covered a thousand miles or more in a single day.

    I spend most of my time stationary, yet when I do move, I move at lighting speed.

    I operate under extremes of temperature and pressure, yet very very rarely ever fail in my duties.

    Some of you will recognize me in an instant, others have never seen me, nor in all likelihood, ever will.

    What am I?




    I wasn't quite sure about this at first, but it sort of grew on me...



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    Anyone having a smugmug uploading problem, especially via picassa?

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    Once more around the block?


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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman View Post
    Lets play a game, shall we?

    What am I? II
    Bullet?

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    is anyone else having trouble uploading to smugmug this weekend???



    (trying to get some "entries" up)
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    Fof Rally Bast'd at Large rocketman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SNC1923 View Post
    Bullet?
    nope, bullets never travel mere inches, nor do they travel a thousand miles or more, least none I know of.

    hint: it is related to one of the bonus points you mentioned AND it meets both conditions above.

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    Rocketman, it's got to be a valve head or a tappet hasn't it?
    Which and on what part of the bike (engine pressumably) I can't tell from the shot or number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamble View Post
    looks like you were rooting around the laundry basket of the Iron Butt riders.
    "Plans are meaningless, planning is everything." Dwight Eisenhower

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamble View Post
    Rocketman, it's got to be a valve head or a tappet hasn't it?
    Which and on what part of the bike (engine pressumably) I can't tell from the shot or number.
    it doesn't HAVE to be anything, does it? It COULD be nothing (though its not), remember this is supposed to be a close up so its probably not a piston or a freight train..

    it could be un-side down or upside out, (but its not) can't be a valve face since they are perfectly flat and this obviously isn't

    Can't be the valve seat side since the end of the valve stem in the center would be out of focus and there is no valve seat....(and its not a football either, if that helps ).

    as for not being able to tell if it IS a tappet, isn't that the other bonus point value?( i.e. being not easily recognizable)

    multiple guesses don't count (new rule I just made up! Ha Ha!)

    you need to say with certainty what it is (second new rule I just made up )

    but keep trying,,,, the truth will be reveled (or not..... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamble View Post
    I'm thinking wet storm (fly) screen....

    (I certainly hope its NOT a screen full of underwear fuzz, but it COULD be I suppose)

    RM
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaZanetti View Post
    is anyone else having trouble uploading to smugmug this weekend???



    (trying to get some "entries" up)
    18:21 and no problems.

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    OK, right off I'm going to acknowledge that I will be this week's post-whore. I just drug out two flashes, two light stands, an umbrella, a soft-box, a flashmeter, a tripod, and my camera with a 100 mm macro lens. I ain't goin' through all that without making you all look at some pictures.

    I think mine are a bit more self-evident than RocketMan's, but he is, after all, an international man of mystery, baby.

    So here goes:



    Yes, but a fastener to what? (This is too easy)
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    Name that Tool

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    Low-Tech

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    Paul Simon

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