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steven mandell

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Re: Gordon write up
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2017, 10:43:38 AM »
Good point Dave ! Where did 11% come from ?
Sorry folks for not checking my finger / brain slips earlier, as I have been away for a few days.
That was supposed to show my converting a 1/4 slope to a 14 °  angle reading, as I an aid to visualizing it, as that is the way I am used to seeing road inclinations described on this side of the pond.

I suppose if I were a roofer, I would have let the slope angle stand.
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Re: Gordon write up
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2017, 12:00:33 PM »
Yup.

1-in-4,  25 percent, or  14.475 degrees.  All the same hill.  All very confusing.  And all very steep!

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Re: Gordon write up
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2017, 02:28:38 PM »
I was taught (by Miss Terrapin. She taught us!) that the 1in4 refers to the average number who fail to make it to the top.

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Re: Gordon write up
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2017, 06:44:54 PM »
Nice! (But why would more people get to the top of a 1 in 3? )  ;D

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Re: Gordon write up
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2017, 11:48:50 AM »
At 45 degrees a 1:1 nobody makes it to the top

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Re: Gordon write up
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2017, 04:15:48 PM »
Then at 1: 0 no one is seen again, Gordon or no Gordon!
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Re: Gordon write up
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2017, 12:24:45 PM »
Except for Gordon Cooper.

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Re: Gordon write up
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2017, 04:51:08 PM »
That should be Gordon Bennett

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Re: Gordon write up
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2017, 08:27:20 AM »
So 'Gordon's Alive'. Bought to you courtesy of Brian Blessed. Oh dear, the tangent has separated from the fine thread holding it onto the topic. Refocus
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