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  1. Not sure whether this is some kind of extreme generalization, or a valid piece of data from a non-relevant discussion... Ideal static compression ratio is heavily dependent on camshaft timing. Cam specs greatly affect VE across the rev range. When VE is decreased, there's less air getting in, but the final volume after compression is the same, so your "dynamic" CR will be lower. You need a higher static CR to get the the same amount of "dynamic" compression of the charge before ignition. Generally speaking, bigger cams require more compression, especially to restore torque that is lost in the low end/midrange which was lost because increased valve overlap results in a lower VE in those rev ranges..
  2. What's the difference between a BMW and a porcupine? The porcupine has it's pricks on the outside.
  3. Reminds me of the old joke about the guy with the worlds most useless job. He works at the BMW factory putting the turn signals on.
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    BANGL 2021

    This is great. Do all squares need to be completed with the same car? I feel like I could fill in half of the board just with the maintenance I've been putting off... Realistically though, the board layout looks pretty tough. I could see this stretching out for a while before anyone completes it...
  5. Is this him? https://imgur.com/gallery/vAvMhKx
  6. Real climbers are goddam freaks. (pictured above) John Gill was one of the fore-runners of modern climbing (bouldering especially) . Devil's Lake is home to one of (allegedly/possibly the only?) routes that he ever "chipped" aka modified to make more climbable. Little Flatiron. Rated at V4 it's an lower-intermediate climb, but a lofty goal for a noob, and conveniently an hours drive from my spot. Who knew there was historically significant rock climbing areas in Wisconsin? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  7. Thank you for the cautionary tale. I don't intend to go too deep down the strength-training rabbit hole. Ultimately though, every year I look at myself and see that I am a little bit fatter than I have ever been. I don't want this one-way trend to continue indefinitely. As I've gotten older the work that I do becomes less active and more sedentary. It's clear that I need to find some other way of being physically active. I do some biking when the weather (and my motivation level) allows, but I'm not much for doing fitness just for fitness' sake. Climbing seems like an activity that I would enjoy, and my hope is that if I build some muscle along the way it will help keep my belly in check. However, I'm a somewhat obsessive person and my attentions span rarely stretches more than a few weeks, so we'll see what happens...
  8. Looks cozy. Under-cabinet lights look nice and should be legitimately functional. It's hard to have too much light over a workbench. Maybe it's out-of-frame somewhere, but no workshop is complete without a good vice mounted on something solid; for when that stubborn bit needs some polite, but firm persuasion.
  9. The class I signed up for is "bouldering" which is no ropes and strictly low-altitude. I had a couple of jobs in my 20's that were heavily reliant on grip and hand strength, so I think I'm good there. I've been trying to do some basic excercises at home so that I'm not as complete embarrasment. Push-ups and sit-ups aren't bad, but I literally can't get my chin over the bar to do a pull-up. I'm curious what the demographics of this class are going to look like. Maybe if I'm the oldest one there I can use that as an excuse...
  10. The best video on the internet right now: https://imgur.com/gallery/6lBtLpZ Anyone do rock climbing? I signed up for a class in a couple weeks. I'm old, out of shape, and have no core strength. Should be fun.
  11. Finally getting around to perusing my favorite "best albums of the previous year" list. Haven't made it through them all yet, but this one has stuck with me.
  12. WiBimmers relay? These wheels are trying to get from Madison to Green Bay if anyone happens to be traveling that direction.
  13. Supercharged 330ci https://madison.craigslist.org/cto/d/madison-2001-e46-bmw-330ci/7262163522.html
  14. Wow. I don't know how you spotted that. Yes they are. Had to buy a new set a few years ago because my old ones wore out.
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