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Wendell
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Topic starter Posted : October 12, 2021 11:22 pm
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flyin solo
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reflexive reaction of my children at this point any time the austin skyline is in our field of vision.  guess i might have a little problem...

not this shit again
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Posted : October 13, 2021 6:28 am
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oldpacer
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My wife hates it when we go on road trips. I stop to look at brass disks we walk by or start counting under my breath as we walk.

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Posted : October 13, 2021 7:30 am
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chris mills
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@oldpacer

Don't we all...33, 34,"100 ft"

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Posted : October 13, 2021 7:55 am
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Brad Ott
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@chris-mills here comes a new branch to this thread, mine too, was around 33, 34,… 100 feet the last time I truly paced anything, before my gait changed significantly.  Now when well intentioned folks ask me why I am limping I say, “it is an old sex injury,…from college,…flared up again last night,…”

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Posted : October 13, 2021 8:07 am
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oldpacer
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@brad-ott    My gait change has been nearly identical to my pants waist size change.

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Posted : October 13, 2021 8:53 am
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Ric Moore
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@oldpacer yeah, I remember when it was 34.  Now its more like 37-39 depending on how much I'm dragging my feet.

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Posted : October 13, 2021 8:55 am
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BStrand
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@chris-mills

Yeah, I find myself counting occasionally.  I think I'm both lucky and cursed in a way because 1 step for me is damn near right on 2.5 feet, so I simply count 5, 10, 15, 20... every time my left or right foot hits the ground.  If I had an odd or inconvenient number I think I'd be less likely to count.  😆 

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Posted : October 13, 2021 9:25 am
flyin solo
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1-2-3-10, 1-2-3-20, ...

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Posted : October 13, 2021 9:26 am
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Norman Oklahoma
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36 steps to the hundred for me. I hurt my knee some years ago and was just dealing with it for quite some time. When I realized that my pacing had become consistently 38 to the hundred I knew it was time to seek professional help. 2 weeks after surgery it was back to 36 to the hundred again. You might say that I sent myself in for recalibration.  

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Posted : October 13, 2021 9:29 am
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Wendell
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@norman-oklahoma 

I can do exactly 5 feet for each step on one side if I'm paying attention. I find myself doing that a lot and I haven't surveyed in the field for years...

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Topic starter Posted : October 13, 2021 9:31 am
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holy cow
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Had a call for a survey last evening where I started to brag.  Shouldn't do that I suppose, but it both comforts the client and gives them the impression they may get a discount on the cost.

"Yes, i know right where you are talking about.  Jean Allen (an old bachelor) lived there for years in that rock house.  I should have good control anywhere in your section as I surveyed directly across the road in 2001 for Bob Smith.  We just broke down the southeast quarter of your section earlier this Summer and found the center corner.  Surveyed directly across the railroad tracks on your east side for Curly Johnson about 2005.  Found the southwest corner bar about seven years ago when working on the job for your brother, Tom, in the section to the south to help me find the south line of the Showalter place when he and Dennis were needing to agree on replacing that half mile of fence."

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Posted : October 13, 2021 10:05 am

am95405
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I comment on native tree species when hiking with my family. I know quite a few in California where I live. We were on vacation in Wyoming this summer and my teenage son said, it's great hiking here as mom doesn't know the trees and can't point them out.

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Posted : October 13, 2021 10:16 am
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Williwaw
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My first day at my first real surveying job,  the LS had me pace out 50' next to a rag tape. Nineteen steps on flat ground. Guess the first thing I do with the new guy on his first day.

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Posted : October 13, 2021 10:16 am
Richard Imrie
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That reminds me, I need to calibrate my pace.

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Posted : October 13, 2021 11:06 am

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