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Anyone know why a simple one-line sig would get stripped? All it said was:

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It's there.


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Anyone know why a simple one-line sig would get stripped? All it said was:
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MINI2 had (has?) a scheme where each persons sig only appears once on each page - ie at the topmost post by that person. A very stupid scheme since it was claimed to save bandwidth but did no such thing due to browser caches.
I thought it had been dropped, maybe I was wrong or maybe it has been brought back again as a "feature"

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test repeated post - is there a sig this time?

Yes. Must be something else.

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Does anyone have some good bad photos of John Secco from this trip that can be used for photoshop fun?

Missing my buddies Dan, Ed, Diane, Hrach, Mr. Bill and Rick but glad I have six motoring angel buddies, And on a heroic quest to Right Secco's Wrongs
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Here is the picture I mentioned earlier.


Not to make ligfht of their troubles, or compare our journey to theirs, but I can't help noticing the two pictures (Annette's, in my sig below, and this one) Same pose, same cold situation, them at the end of their rope, and us having the time of our lives.

Great trip (Ours, not theirs...)
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Hahahah...that looks just like the guy calling Steve to cry about how he wanted to turn around and go home.

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Listen, koiboy, Hudson Bay WAS an adventure regardless of my decision to leave the end point early. At least I got there and it was a helluva lot more exciting than your idea of a run to a chain restaurant. Where you off to next.....a thrill-filled day at Appleby's?

There was no crying, glaciers would have formed on cheeks. And, despite the finned fool's very obvious attempt at gathering my handsome visage, he should note that I am holding the duck, MINI's talisman against all evil. His hopes are for nothing.

Thus, in a single page of posts, you two miscreants have proven beyond a doubt that:

a. Had you gone on this trip, you would have turned back by the MA-NH border
b. radios would have been filled with your pleas for rest stops and
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No no no...first thing Saturday morning, my BUDDY told me that Friday evening your calls regarding turning around had commenced.

Also, it's the company you keep. Didn't you see who will be attending this CHAIN RESTAURANT get-together? Also, let me just say. I debated for WEEKS about where to hold this meeting. It needed to be someplace where there was actually parking, and a decent sized parking lot. How many places like that are there in Boston? What do you have against burgers, veggie?

See you there? T-2 weeks.

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Not to make ligfht of their troubles, or compare our journey to theirs, but I can't help noticing the two pictures (Annette's, in my sig below, and this one) Same pose, same cold situation, them at the end of their rope, and us having the time of our lives.
They should have used MINIs instead of Huskies

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I've enjoyed everyones pictures. I was wondering - and maybe those on the National Geographic Caribou
Expedition can answer this. How far north did you go/could you see? Hudson Bay? Were the waters frozen all the way North as far as you could see or was there any open water at all?

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Glad to hear the tire fits in the boot. Do you mean in or under though? Is there not a place to hide the tire under the trunk?MinorRoadsKill
On the Cooper, there is a 'limited use' spare under the boot (bolted to the underside of the boot, has to be unbolted & lowered when needed. I found driving on it for 100 miles at 50 mph less than fun, and also got a full size 5th wheel/tire that I take on longer trips, which fits in the boot with the seat backs up. (Have 6 tires will travel.)

On the MCS, there is no spare since the supercharger takes up engine room, and the battery is under the boot floor.

I think the fun factor in the Mini is worth the expense of buying one new, even at Canadian prices!
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I've enjoyed everones pictures. I was wondering - and maybe those on the National Geographic Caribou
Expedition can answer this. How far north did you go/could you see? Hudson Bay? Were the waters frozen all the way North as far as you could see or was there any open water at all?
The airport is about 30km south of Radisson, 35km south of the dam. We mostly ranged east of the road, from the airport to a little north of the dam/resevoir. I really can't say for sure how far we could see, especially since we spent much of our time quite low buzzing caribou. I would estimate our horizon at not more than 50km/30 miles, not far enough to reasonably see James Bay (a flight that also included James Bay was a little too pricey). We could however start to see the 'mountains' to the east that rise out of the edge of the Hudson Bay lowlands, which were not visible from the road. As for not seeing James Bay, some of us got out on it on foot instead, which is more awe-inspiring IMO.

When in the air, one cannot help but be struck by how flat the lowlands are, how sparse the black spruce forest can be, and how a large percentage of the land is covered by water. You can read about it, but seeing it in person is something else entirely.

All lakes and resevoirs visible from the air were frozen. La Grande Riviere was open a little just below the dam, where it gets pretty churned up. James Bay was completely frozen of course, as one would expect. While driving up, Rupert River was open, along with small spots along the Eastmain, possibly other rivers I didn't notice.

For the most part, only the largest fastest-flowing rivers will remain uncovered in that environment.

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