Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad – trip report

At the end of June 2015 I had the pleasure of riding the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad – a small out and back tourist railroad that departs daily (summer 10pm and 2pm) from Leadville, CO and travels north for an hour or so toward the now abandoned town of Climax, CO. It’s a pleasant jaunt and ample views of the valley below abound. The conductor, a knowledgable 36 year resident of Leadville emparts historic facts at various times during the trip. The railroad and surrounding area is steeped in history and she does a great job of telling interesting tales of the railroad and Leadville area.
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Trains stolen from Boulder, CO – new trains on order!

This was taped near the kids play area at Barnes and Noble in Boulder.
This was taped near the kids play area at Barnes and Noble in Boulder.

Ok, so I’m not talking about the trains Boulder was promised some 10 years ago, we got a bunch of bloody old tarted up busses with new seats instead. I’m talking about the trains, the wooden Thomas the Tank Engine Trains that reside in the kids section at the Barnes & Noble bookstore. Some rascal nicked them two weeks ago and the kids are now left with a very scared Thomas the tank engine to play with. Quite funny really but not so much if your 3!

 

Now captive in some shitty apartment playing with grubby kids!
Now captive in some shitty apartment playing with grubby kids!

Winmail.dat attachments issue with Apple Mail

How many times have we all seen this ....... and now there is a fix
How many times have we all seen this ……. and now there is a fix

It blows my mind that here in 2015 we are still having problems with the old WinMail.dat attachment issue. It stems from the fact that MicrosoftLookOut¬†err,¬†¬†Outlook still uses a proprietary¬†¬†format for its email attachments. There is a workaround which I will link to here for Outlook uses ¬†to tweak their settings that it seems to me that perhaps Microsoft should just fix the problem. Of course Microsoft assumes that everybody in the universe sends emails with Microsoft outlook. The main problem is that a lot of email accounts today all web-based and don’t support this attachment Standard or should I say nonstandard.

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24.9 Mpg – not too shabby for a 1999, 188k miles, 300hp, AWD, V8

The old D2, not mine but wow red is nice.
The old D2, not mine but wow red is nice.

Just got back from a camping trip to Leadville, CO and I averaged almost 25 Mpg in the old Audi. Quite impressive for an AWD gas sipping monster 4000 lb family sedan that gets about 15 Mpg on short trips around town.

Considering the old girl is probably down on horsepower, was carrying about 350Lb of people and stuff and had to blaze over a few mountain passed at 75Mph + ¬†(I can confess that I gave her the welly on a few occasions) that’s not too shabby and she still seems to be quite nimble on the road up to the Eisenhower tunnel. ¬†Obviously the downward trip from Leadville helped bump up the number but what goes up must come down ….