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    SS I have a sister in Kansas City area and its a cool old town if you can grasp that its not in Kansas. Find some joint out some back road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haynes Forest Products View Post
    SS I have a sister in Kansas City area and its a cool old town if you can grasp that its not in Kansas. Find some joint out some back road.
    Back roads are always the best place for smoking a joint, err, I mean a smoking joint.
    Second generation sap rat.

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    2012-2016: 300 buckets 120 on gravity tubing. Waterloo 2x10 wood fired. Averaged 105 gallons per season.
    2017: hoping for 300 on 3/16 with Shurflo and 50 buckets. New used 4x14 Algier wood fired cooker. 180 gallons of syrup

    2018: 300 on vacuum 2 buckets, finally got a splitter!

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    The drive up Pikes Peak is fantastic. Hayes, I can't believe you have never been up there. I hear that they paved the road a few years back, I liked when it was dirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z/MAN View Post
    The drive up Pikes Peak is fantastic. Hayes, I can't believe you have never been up there. I hear that they paved the road a few years back, I liked when it was dirt.
    Yes the road is paved. I still can't get over the fact that it's 20 miles long. It takes a lot of twist and turns to climb 14,115 feet. I was there in late October and the grass was brown instead green which would have made the view that much better. We could see the smoke from a building that was on fire in a location that was 50 miles away that day.

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    I wonder if the mountain is 5' taller or if my memory has shrunk. I was thinking the sign in 1960 said the peak was at 14,110'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haynes Forest Products View Post
    Thanks super sapper. Give the royal gorge a try and then look up the petrified forest tour and drive the hog back all in Colorado springs area.
    Chuck sorry about your wife. On another note...
    I didn't know you rode. Maybe some summer I could ride the Harley out to Wisconsin and we could go riding.
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    Tapping the same trees my great, great and great grandfathers tapped.

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