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Old 05-04-2008, 05:21 PM   #211
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Old 05-04-2008, 06:10 PM   #212
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Hey Bullitt, Your commute is Beautiful. I guess because it is in stark contrast the the massive greenery here. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:15 AM   #213
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Man I would love a bull elk tag.
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:16 AM   #214
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Elk cows average about 500 lbs, and I count about 40 just in that picture (which only shows part of the herd), so that's about 20,000 lbs. I don't know how much of that is meat.
A fair amount if you take the time to clean them correctly.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:15 PM   #215
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A fair amount if you take the time to clean them correctly.
Pfft, that's what the natives did. It's decidedly un-American now.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:14 PM   #216
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Pfft, that's what the natives did. It's decidedly un-American now.
BULL ELK, tis not. Who says?!?!? Very few bits can't be used for something. Let's eat!
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:40 PM   #217
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Rode the bus to work today. It was a pretty successful trip. Carpooling, it takes about 25 minutes, minimum, to get to work. Today's trip took 95 minutes. To be fair, about 15 minutes on the front end was wasted waiting for the next bus. We live only a minute from the bus stop, so I could easily reduce this idle waiting time to close to zero. On the destination end, the (second) bus dropped me off about 20 minutes walk from the office. Perhaps there is a bus that would stop closer to the office; I haven't found it yet. But if it's waiting 20 minutes for the bus to relieve me from the burden of walking 20 minutes, then I'd rather walk.

So, minus the waiting time and walking time, the travel and transfer time on the bus is about 60 minutes, 35 minutes longer than the best case drive time of 25 minutes.

The cost of the ride was $1.75 for the city zone and another $1.00 to cross the lake, $2.75. That's about a dollar less than the gas cost, each way. So, conceivably, I could trade $2.00 per day savings for about an hour (minimum) extra commute time.

For me, this simplified view of the economics of my commute reveals that it's still a better deal to carpool than to ride the bus. I value my time more highly than $2.00 per hour. Other factors that could raise that value are the maintenance costs of driving, reduced hassle factor of riding (but when Tink's driving, I'm already a rider), and other real but difficult to quantify factors like saving the planet.
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:01 PM   #218
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BULL ELK, tis not. Who says?!?!? Very few bits can't be used for something. Let's eat!
I say! If you're not being wasteful, you're not a real American, terrorist!
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:28 PM   #219
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Yes, we throw them at minorities.
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:58 PM   #220
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:08 PM   #221
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Wasn't that from The Lion King?
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:05 PM   #222
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:17 PM   #223
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Ridin the bus home too today. Report tomorrow.
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:32 AM   #224
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I was investigating riding the bus to work. I would first have to drive 6 miles to the park and ride, then spend two hours on three buses. Or I could drive directly there in about 45 minutes.

(Google maps has a cool feature that links in to the Denver RTD routes.)
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Old 05-09-2008, 10:27 AM   #225
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Public transportation is one of those things you have to plan around when you choose where to live. If you don't, it probably won't be convenient. When we bought our house, the first priority was that it be walking distance from a subway station. It was a trade off. We gave up other things to be this close.
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