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Title: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on May 06, 2008, 07:42:59 PM
Since Dan'l took my thread, I'm taking Mother's. :e:v


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Gator on May 07, 2008, 04:32:00 AM
There are no threads to jack though.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Gator on May 07, 2008, 04:33:12 AM
I'm not a premium member here!

 :bang

Just like that stripped of all I have worked so hard for.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on May 07, 2008, 08:38:38 AM
I'm not a premium member here!

 :bang

Just like that stripped of all I have worked so hard for.

I got a strip for you, its right between the sack and the brown eye.

You a dad yet!




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Gator on May 07, 2008, 09:40:10 AM
No nothing yet...

I am starting to think its just gas...

but I don't know how to explain the  Ultrasound? (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3630385155131596124&hl=en)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on May 07, 2008, 09:48:23 AM
AWWWWWW so cute!!!

I love those 3d ultrasounds.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on May 07, 2008, 10:12:13 AM

dude, that kind of freaks me out.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Gator on May 07, 2008, 11:33:29 AM
What freaks me out is it kinda looks like Jacob...  :o


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on May 07, 2008, 06:21:35 PM
The new DML sucks ass, & I'm not going back.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 07, 2008, 06:30:53 PM
The new DML sucks ass, & I'm not going back.

Sounds like a good poll.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on May 08, 2008, 10:43:53 AM
Since Dan'l took my thread, I'm taking Mother's. :e:v

Sorry dewd, I had to shake things up a little.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 08, 2008, 09:48:58 PM
I wonder if Ray knows we are here now?

I wonder how Ray and Sonja are doing.

Hmmmm....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: spinned on May 08, 2008, 10:01:21 PM
It didn't take long to get this tread up and running.  Looks like people are leaving DML like rats on a sinking ship...  :wine


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 09, 2008, 08:09:24 AM
GB!

Rant here while you can: http://ducatimonsterworldwide.org/index.php?board=53.0 (http://ducatimonsterworldwide.org/index.php?board=53.0)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on May 10, 2008, 08:41:52 AM
You HAVE to check out this YouTube video someone made and posted!!  Some funny shiite!   be::

Link: http://ducatimonsterworldwide.org/index.php?topic=835.30

G and I watched that and laughed out loud!  Very clever... :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on May 10, 2008, 05:27:47 PM
Hi homies  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on May 10, 2008, 05:37:44 PM
Yo yo what up Dogg!

TG is in da house!

OK, I'm pathetic at ghetto slang . . .

Welcome home, Tailgunner!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on May 10, 2008, 05:42:04 PM
Yo yo what up Dogg!

TG is in da house!

OK, I'm pathetic at ghetto slang . . .

Welcome home, Tailgunner!

Thanks g-funk era, I found you sexypregnant doges  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on May 10, 2008, 06:04:24 PM
Yo, holmes.

Now we all be chillin'.

Gots me some 40's and some Fiddy and I'm kickin' it in da crib.   ;:|


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on May 10, 2008, 10:57:25 PM
You HAVE to check out this YouTube video someone made and posted!!  Some funny shiite!   be::

Link: http://ducatimonsterworldwide.org/index.php?topic=835.30

G and I watched that and laughed out loud!  Very clever... :)

That...

was...

awesome!

 [beer]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 12, 2008, 09:46:46 PM
Does any of you all gotz a rivit gun for POP style rivits?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 13, 2008, 04:52:05 AM
That...

was...

awesome!

 [beer]

Bible Boy . . . it says Bible Boy!  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on May 13, 2008, 07:26:58 AM
Does any of you all gotz a rivit gun for POP style rivits?

I dont no, but Elias may.  Call that shit head and ask.  :)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 13, 2008, 07:34:46 AM
I dont no, but Elias may.  Call that shit head and ask.  :)



Define POP style . . .

I have a rivet gun I used to put my can's back together.  You're welcome to borrow it.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on May 13, 2008, 08:12:01 AM
Define POP style . . .

I have a rivet gun I used to put my can's back together.  You're welcome to borrow it.

WTF you quoting me for biatch!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on May 13, 2008, 08:27:50 AM
As Mr. Miller's representative, I would like to inform you (NEIKOS) that all statements issued on this website are Mr. Miller's and his alone. Any mis-representation or duplication of said statements are considered copy write infringement and are punishable by multiple beer purchases to Mr. Miller as compensation.

That being said, say whatever you want ABOUT the dirty bastard.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 13, 2008, 11:26:34 AM
The flu = not so good
The flu w/pnemonia = Not good
Pnemonia w/crcked ribs = worse
Pnemonia w/broken ribs = Who's got a make the beast with two backsin gun I want to kill myself!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on May 13, 2008, 11:29:56 AM
You STILL have pneumonia buddy? I hope you feel better soon!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 13, 2008, 12:10:58 PM
So... who is gonna hit the 1000 posts first... and are we still doing the toaster thing?  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 13, 2008, 12:21:05 PM
I think we should have a pair of DMF boobies.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on May 13, 2008, 12:30:45 PM
Does any of you all gotz a rivit gun for POP style rivits?

I do and you can barrow it, I have SS rivets too with aluminum buttons.

How old are you now? 21?  [beer]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 13, 2008, 12:55:58 PM
yeah '87


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on May 13, 2008, 02:19:50 PM
I cracked my sternum while sneezing!  It took about 3 years to heal completely.  So every time I sneezed or coughed, it hurt like heck.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 13, 2008, 02:24:40 PM
87? ha ha ha ha... whatever.... if BB is fetus... that would make you ... uh.... spermie?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 13, 2008, 03:01:21 PM
Oh yeah I am still a novice I need to graduate before I am get that 8.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 13, 2008, 03:09:22 PM
I cracked my sternum while sneezing!  It took about 3 years to heal completely.  So every time I sneezed or coughed, it hurt like heck.

Yah . . . that's what I want to hear.  Dr said up to 12 weeks to heal w/no riding!  :'(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on May 13, 2008, 04:17:25 PM

I'm out of the loop, what the hell did you do Chuck?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 13, 2008, 04:50:54 PM
I'm out of the loop, what the hell did you do Chuck?



Got flu, got pnemonia, broke ribs, still have pnemonia.

Breathing is very important BTW  [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on May 13, 2008, 06:36:25 PM

how did you break your ribs silly sally~!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 13, 2008, 07:04:41 PM
how did you break your ribs silly sally~!



Coughing.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on May 13, 2008, 08:46:56 PM
Coughing.

 :o

That's F'd up.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 13, 2008, 09:14:33 PM
:o

That's F'd up.

Yah, even more so since it happened at work in the middle of a meeting . . .

I coughed felt them snap let out a cry of pain and left the room . . .

Caused quite a stir I hear  :-\


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on May 13, 2008, 10:05:27 PM
Dang dude, broken ribs from coughing?  I've popped one out of place before, but never cracked one!  Ow!  :-\


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on May 13, 2008, 11:06:24 PM
Okay, someone remind me to stay off the dang politiks board... I'm never gonna get any sleep.  It's not even arguing, just answering questions.  :P  Crap, that gets exhausting.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 15, 2008, 04:15:32 AM
I hate getting paged into work at 3 am... this sucks. I did ride to work though. No traffic at 3... except the drunks... and they are easy to swerve around.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on May 15, 2008, 07:46:51 AM

Sassy's is open at 3am?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 15, 2008, 08:42:30 AM
Yeah.... 2:30 is for non-regulars.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 15, 2008, 09:41:10 AM
Mmmmm..... Sassy's....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: driza on May 17, 2008, 02:57:39 PM
Who here lives in the Sellwood Moreland area?  I've been seeing alot more Ducs than usual compared to last summer.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on May 17, 2008, 10:12:13 PM
Who here lives in the Sellwood Moreland area?  I've been seeing alot more Ducs than usual compared to last summer.

I work in that area and have been seeing amny many monsters

one in the parking lot of Prov' Milwaukie

red/black 695


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on May 18, 2008, 06:28:22 AM
Hey Jacob, any more details on the new contract?

Are you happy with it?

How are the Teamsters treating you guys?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: phlipmode on May 18, 2008, 07:00:28 AM
Who here lives in the Sellwood Moreland area?  I've been seeing alot more Ducs than usual compared to last summer.

I work in felony flats, but I take lunch time rides up by Lewis and Clark, so I ride through Sellwood quite a bit.  Red 695, sometimes with a red faux hawk on teh helmet.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on May 19, 2008, 11:54:00 AM
I moved this weekend.  Went from my former apt in Tualatin to a nicer one in north Wilsonville.  It's a little bigger, has vaulted ceilings, quieter, nicer looking interior (paint, appliances, etc), yet it's cheaper.  Only downside is that the garage is probably 18" narrower, so I had to be more careful of how I arranged my shelving and stuff so I could fit all the crap, the old GTI, and the Duc in there.

I had planned the move date a month in advance... thinking mid-May would be either rainy or sunny and mild... wow... figures we not only had hot weather, we had record-breaking hot weather for two days in a row.  :P  Imagine using a Stairmaster while carrying a ~40lb box in 95 degree heat and sun.  Holy-freaking-crap, that sucked monkey balls.  There is just no nice word for that experience.  Sunday was marginally better because it was around 10 degrees cooler, and we were on flat ground loading/unloading the garage stuff, plus Dad had the utility trailer backed right up to the garage door.

Driving the '86 GTI from Tualatin to Wilsonville reminded me why I'm keeping that car.  I love lightweight, stiff, responsive cars.  I think I'm gonna be getting back into buying parts for that car, so I can get it running and driving again.  I'd prefer a nicely tuned Mk2 to the Mk3 VR6.

Anyway, just thought I'd share.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 19, 2008, 01:10:08 PM
Sorry man . . . I woulda helped you move but then I broked my ribbs . . .  :-[


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 19, 2008, 01:44:01 PM
Any number of us would have helped you... you had only need to ask. Did ya need help?  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on May 19, 2008, 01:48:00 PM
Mk1, Mk2 and Mk5 are my favorites.  I never owned a Mk4.  VDub's are awesome!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on May 19, 2008, 01:58:31 PM

i dont get it.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on May 19, 2008, 02:58:00 PM
i dont get it.



You have a Jetta, right?  We are talking about what version / series of water-cooled VW's.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on May 19, 2008, 03:20:10 PM
Hey, thanks for the consideration, I know a number of ya would've helped had I asked... I had some family helping, and stuff wasn't exactly ready-to-go, so Mom & Dad helped me pack.  Had the temp been 70 or so, we'd have gotten it done without any problem, it just took us bloody forever in that heat, because every other trip we had to stop for 5 min to hydrate and cool down.

Anyway, if I plan ahead next time and have stuff boxed up, I'll definitely put the request out there.  Obviously, ample food and drink would be provided.  ;)

Then again, I may post it at church as a "productive fellowship" opportunity... and I'm not so sure about mixing that group and this one.   [cheeky]

Mike, I haven't driven a Mk5, but I hear they're a hoot.  I might be tempted to go test drive one of those, just for grins.  And I'd love to have an original Mk1 GTI... a wascally wabbit!  [evil]

For the uninitiated... Mk1 is the original Rabbit and first-gen Jetta (seventies through 1984), the Mk2 was 1985-1992, Mk3 was 1993-1998, Mk4 was 1999-2005 (this one's actually a little broken up because the Jetta, new Rabbit, and GTI were released at different times), and Mk5 is the current bodystyle Rabbit and Jetta.  The "Mark I" through "Mark V" designators are used when referring to the different generations of "A-chassis" cars (which are the compacts), so the generations or "Marks" correspond to the A1-A5 platforms.  The Passat and Audi A4 are "B-chassis", which is larger, and the numbers are out of sync with the "A" platform (since they changed generations in different years).

The cars I have are a red 1986 GTI (A2, or "Mark II"), and a black 1998 GTI VR6 (A3, or "Mark III").

Note that the years for each gen may be different in Europe.  The A1 was released there before it was in the US, and the GTI also came out a couple years earlier over there.  There were other differences as well, like with the Mk3 GTI VR6... there was no Mk3 GTI with a VR6 in Europe (there was a Golf VR6, but technically over there it wasn't a GTI), instead they got a 2.0L 16-valve motor (which never made it to this side of the pond, at least not in an A3 chassis).

Okay, sorry, now I'm getting into really obscure trivia that I'm sure only Mike has any awareness of.   :-[  It's an enthusiast thing.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on May 19, 2008, 04:00:42 PM

no, now you dont get it.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on May 19, 2008, 04:24:25 PM
BB,

Drive the MkV with the DSG.  :o

Visolara,

Taint nuttin' I can do to get you to get it.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on May 19, 2008, 04:25:55 PM
no, now you dont get it.

So clue me in... what didn't you get?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 19, 2008, 05:24:30 PM
IT man "it"!  Why can't you get it?!  [laugh]

Dude . . . I'd so fit in with your little religious cult friends.  Especially the young women needing pro-choice help  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 19, 2008, 06:44:08 PM
Dan... I just found proof that converting a monoposto to a biposto is a bad idea....

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/jonfay/passengerseat.jpg


Buy a monoposto... don't make one... bad things lay that way.   [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 19, 2008, 06:59:18 PM
Are you kidding?

Looks like all the oral you want for the taking . . .

Oh wait . . . bumps and teeth . . . never mind.

Run Bible Boy run!  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Doctor Woodrow on May 19, 2008, 08:57:37 PM
Hey does anybody have a chain riveter that I can borrow sometime in the next few weeks? Anybody want to help me change out my sprockets and chain? I haven't done it before and could use a hand.
Hopefully I will have it back from Daric Cheshire by the end of the week, but won't be able to slap the new stuff on until Saturday the 31st. Until then I need some suggestions of places to go to break in my new treads, maybe some twisties not too far off (I'm in Vanc), and some suggestions of how to best break them in. Tax return=new treads for me!

The Doc


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on May 19, 2008, 09:25:43 PM
I have a chain tool, but I am racing June first, so will be pretty busy the 31st.  If you can come by before, during the week, it would be easier.  We can swap out your chain/front/rear sprockets pretty fast.



Maurice


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 19, 2008, 09:54:32 PM
Need help in the pits?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Doctor Woodrow on May 20, 2008, 05:42:22 AM
I have a chain tool, but I am racing June first, so will be pretty busy the 31st.  If you can come by before, during the week, it would be easier.  We can swap out your chain/front/rear sprockets pretty fast.

Maurice

If we can do the swap in the afternoon/evening next week some time that would be great. I have to check my schedule to see when I am open. Thanks man.

The Doc


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on May 20, 2008, 06:45:49 AM
Need help in the pits?

Definitely! 

This is for the Rose Cup Race we are doing.


Maurice


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on May 20, 2008, 06:46:30 AM
If we can do the swap in the afternoon/evening next week some time that would be great. I have to check my schedule to see when I am open. Thanks man.

The Doc

No afternoon's, but evenings are open. 

Let me know.


Maurice


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 20, 2008, 07:40:36 AM
Definitely! 

This is for the Rose Cup Race we are doing.


Maurice

Yes 5.31 & 6.1 ?  Mark said he would assist too if need be.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on May 20, 2008, 08:08:54 AM
Yes 5.31 & 6.1 ?  Mark said he would assist too if need be.

We need to setup on 5/31, then we race on 6/1.  You and Mark are more then welcome, I will have passes for you guys soon.  :)

Thanks you guys, you rock!


Maurice


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: phlipmode on May 20, 2008, 09:31:19 AM
Hey does anybody have a chain riveter that I can borrow sometime in the next few weeks? Anybody want to help me change out my sprockets and chain? I haven't done it before and could use a hand.
Hopefully I will have it back from Daric Cheshire by the end of the week, but won't be able to slap the new stuff on until Saturday the 31st. Until then I need some suggestions of places to go to break in my new treads, maybe some twisties not too far off (I'm in Vanc), and some suggestions of how to best break them in. Tax return=new treads for me!

The Doc

I don't have the chain thingy, but I do know of some good roads around teh "couve. We're always up for a good ride.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on May 20, 2008, 12:09:46 PM
Rider goes down and catches run-away bike.

http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=34114563


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 20, 2008, 12:11:28 PM
Bad ass!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on May 20, 2008, 05:38:34 PM
Dude!  That was awesome!

And I don't feel sorry for ya BB... I moved me, myself, and I during a major snowstorm from Spokane to Bend, total loading equaled 2 days, unloading with help 2 days, driving time there and back 16 hours... sucked ass and I guarantee I have more shit to move than you...  my only solace, 3 steps out of old apt... damn I was so tired...

Congrats on the new digs tho!!   [thumbsup] [wine]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 20, 2008, 05:45:16 PM
. .  . I have more shit to move than you...  my only solace, 3 steps out of old apt... damn I was so tired...


And you got G while all he's got is his left hand and that doesn't drink so he goes home all worked up and alone.  [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on May 20, 2008, 05:46:31 PM
ew


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on May 20, 2008, 06:03:06 PM
ew

+11tyB

I think Chuck is just projecting his pent-up... err... issues onto a convenient target.  What I mean is, Chuck is in denial of his own feelings/issues, so he talks smack about yours truly.


This psychoanalysis is from an engineer, so take it with a grain of salt (though while in school I could BS with the best of 'em).   [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on May 20, 2008, 08:34:14 PM
The glass is half full. But an engineer will tell you there is twice as much glass as there needs to be. make the beast with two backsing engineers.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 21, 2008, 06:30:49 AM
Bah . . .

I got built in frustration at home.  I'm the one that needs to  [beer]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 21, 2008, 07:26:36 AM
Hey Jon... how much of Sassy's do you actually remember?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on May 21, 2008, 07:29:04 AM
Ryan, thanks a ton for changing the subject.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 21, 2008, 07:46:57 AM
How you doin Ninja?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on May 21, 2008, 07:52:52 AM
Pissed off.

The paint on my 2005 car is peeling.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 21, 2008, 09:17:11 AM
Pissed off.

The paint on my 2005 car is peeling.

Isn't that warranty coverage?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: driza on May 21, 2008, 11:24:05 AM
http://www.katu.com/news/local/19101849.html

A Harley rider goes down for not wearing his jacket.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 21, 2008, 11:34:18 AM
Hey Jon... how much of Sassy's do you actually remember?


I remember Ryan Dalling not buying me a Marti, but a chilled shot of vodka with an olive.

I remember Ryan Dalling the master pool player loosing on purpose to me.

I remember the strippers telling me to go home.

I remember Ryan Dalling giving the drunks a ride home.

I remember waking up with the worst hangover i have had in 31 years.




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 21, 2008, 11:43:19 AM
Do you remember getting slapped awake by the stripper cause you passed out at the rack? She shoulda let you stay cause you had put a couple songs worth of ones out.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 21, 2008, 11:48:14 AM
B's cool like that... she always sends me home.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: driza on May 21, 2008, 12:18:13 PM
ahahahahahahaha!  I love it [wine]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 21, 2008, 12:46:33 PM
I didn't really pass out.... I fake it.

That way she slaps me.  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 21, 2008, 01:51:07 PM
I didn't really pass out.... I fake it.

That way she slaps me.  [evil]

I should try that.  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 21, 2008, 02:24:27 PM
We will have to go to hotties some time...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on May 21, 2008, 03:17:44 PM
I went to the Lucky Devil last night  [evil] didn't get slapped though


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on May 21, 2008, 08:13:50 PM
I met a Lucky Devil once... I hated that guy... Lucky bastard...

What were we talking about?

mmmm... ( . )( . )


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on May 21, 2008, 09:01:34 PM
Hey Jacob, any more details on the new contract?

Are you happy with it?

How are the Teamsters treating you guys?

Considering the economy it is a pretty decent contract

problem is with the recent projection of $200.00/Barrel oil in the next 2 years

and our contract being 3 years

it feels like a pay cut



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on May 22, 2008, 07:05:12 AM
Hey Jacob, do you know a Matt Pinkerton at AMR?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on May 22, 2008, 09:39:29 AM
Hey Jacob, do you know a Matt Pinkerton at AMR?

name sounds familiar

but i cannot place him

I don't think he is on my rotation

Clackamas or Multco?

EMT or Medic?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on May 22, 2008, 09:44:08 AM

Your a Multco!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on May 22, 2008, 09:52:22 AM
Your a Multco!



 [coffee]

in today's news, maurice is off his meds again


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on May 22, 2008, 09:59:17 AM

back at ya, lover.

Oh, you busy this weekend?

Cierra has some grass that needs digging, no seriously!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on May 22, 2008, 10:29:13 AM
back at ya, lover.

Oh, you busy this weekend?

Cierra has some grass that needs digging, no seriously!



i would gladly help

but I'm on this weekend

sorry mang


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 23, 2008, 03:46:13 PM
Do you remember getting slapped awake by the stripper cause you passed out at the rack? She shoulda let you stay cause you had put a couple songs worth of ones out.

Do you remember me walking out on my tab?

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a264/jonfay/birthday.jpg?t=1211586315)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on May 23, 2008, 04:54:47 PM
Hey, man, I don't remember going to Sassy's!!!  :o

Oh, that must be the other Johnny.  Johnny Desmosome.  lol


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Gator on June 10, 2008, 06:18:24 AM
Anyone else plan on going to this?

http://festa.ducati.de/englisch/index.php

we can meet up before and go together...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on June 10, 2008, 07:20:52 AM
Anyone else plan on going to this?

http://festa.ducati.de/englisch/index.php

we can meet up before and go together...

I wish, but no, Im on call and Jacob has Gin for me.

How's life over yonder?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: driza on June 10, 2008, 12:26:14 PM
This is pretty funny

http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=26902821


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on June 10, 2008, 12:31:31 PM
My friend was at a opera in NY and ran into NP.

He said she was very charming.

He also pretended like he did know who she was.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 10, 2008, 12:44:49 PM
A friend of mine is getting married and said the only way she would let me and my buddy Robert into the wedding was if we dressed in Dumb and Dumber tuxes.... so I googled it...

http://www.dumbanddumbercostumes.com/customer_comments.html

The customer comments on the site... with pictures... had me rolling on the floor. I wish I could do prom all over again and wear one of them.  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 19, 2008, 09:50:05 AM
So... I look out the window today... and a coworker is sitting on my bike. Of course... by the time I get downstairs and out the building... he is gone... but WTF?!?!?  It's a good thing I just took that violence in the work place training... cause now I know all the actions I can't take when telling him off.  [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on June 19, 2008, 09:56:04 AM
thats make the beast with two backsed up, I would pregnant dog slap them for sure!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on June 19, 2008, 10:04:29 AM
Dude, I'd be so pissed... Do you know who the guy is?  I would definately find out...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 19, 2008, 10:46:38 AM
Yeah... I know who it is... and he rides a Vespa... and is foreign... so I am not sure if he understands how much I want to beat him down right now.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on June 19, 2008, 10:55:23 AM
What did your class say about pissing on someone's Vespa . . . or in their helmet?

Or saving a really good groaner in a plastic bag and putting it on his seat in the sun where it will melt and spread in a nasty runny stinking poo kinda way all over the seat?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 19, 2008, 11:29:02 AM
Our conversation.... "Getting on a man's bike is like getting on a man's wife, some people are into that shit, but if I come around the corner and see somebody mountin my wife... I grab a shotgun." Enough said.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on June 19, 2008, 11:33:45 AM
<==== Full Member  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on June 19, 2008, 12:52:37 PM
Our conversation.... "Getting on a man's bike is like getting on a man's wife, some people are into that shit, but if I come around the corner and see somebody mountin my wife... I grab a shotgun." Enough said.

And how'd he take it?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on June 19, 2008, 01:08:32 PM
Some of the older Superbikes have a retracking sidestand, it's snaps up when the bike is stood upright, had Ryan's bike been this way I bet it would have been dropped  [coffee] sweep the leg Ryan, sweep the leg


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: driza on June 19, 2008, 03:40:54 PM
Foul up his spark plug on the vespa


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: driza on June 19, 2008, 03:56:20 PM
I've heard that the speedometer ignition and CPU are not interchangeable on a monster.  Any truth to that?  Thing is I cracked mine and it probably should be replaced, was just wondering if I had to get all three or if I could just get the speedo.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on June 19, 2008, 05:17:30 PM
Dont know man.  :(



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on June 20, 2008, 03:20:21 PM
Kylie Minogue has some big teeth.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on June 21, 2008, 12:49:44 PM
I've heard that the speedometer ignition and CPU are not interchangeable on a monster.  Any truth to that?  Thing is I cracked mine and it probably should be replaced, was just wondering if I had to get all three or if I could just get the speedo.

Did you try asking this queston in Tech?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on June 21, 2008, 05:31:26 PM
7 hours in the saddle . . . ribs aren't happy.

Which is louder my jacket or my bike?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on June 21, 2008, 08:43:14 PM
not many bikes out today.......


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 23, 2008, 10:20:37 AM
You ever do the wave to bikes while in your cage and get the "Who the hell are you?" look???  Makes me feel stupid to be in a cage. I guess I just can't wave at bikes while in a cage any more.  :'(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on June 23, 2008, 12:08:44 PM
You ever do the wave to bikes while in your cage and get the "Who the hell are you?" look???  Makes me feel stupid to be in a cage. I guess I just can't wave at bikes while in a cage any more.  :'(

You dont get that as much when you wave with the shocker.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on June 23, 2008, 12:14:31 PM
You dont get that as much when you wave with the shocker.



you named your big black dildo "shocker" didn't you?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on June 23, 2008, 12:16:33 PM
you named your big black dildo "shocker" didn't you?

Would it be weird if I got a shocker sticker for my bike?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on June 23, 2008, 12:17:10 PM
you named your big black dildo "shocker" didn't you?

no no, thats innocently named, "The Jacob!", well thats what I tell all the guys at The Eagle.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on June 23, 2008, 07:01:56 PM
lately all i do when i drive in my car is try to look through the turn at the next corner and try to figure out where the apex is and line myself up accordingly to take the turn like i would on my MC, oh well at least it makes me feel like im kinda riding.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on June 24, 2008, 08:23:12 AM
The Jacob = VaJacob... 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on June 24, 2008, 08:23:35 AM
The Jacob = VaJacob... 

QFE.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on June 24, 2008, 06:53:08 PM
Jacob is the bear on the mountain.







 [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on June 24, 2008, 07:16:31 PM
Jacob is the bear on the mountain.







 [laugh]

what does that make me?  ???


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on June 24, 2008, 07:28:05 PM
what does that make me?  ???

The Ranger.

 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on June 24, 2008, 07:30:38 PM
The Ranger.

 ;D
[laugh] [clap]




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Randimus Maximus on June 24, 2008, 07:32:57 PM
Hey freaks!

shouldn't you guys have picked a more docile area to invade, like MOCHA, or DRIowa?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on June 24, 2008, 07:47:40 PM
I don't get it.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Randimus Maximus on June 24, 2008, 07:49:30 PM
I don't get it.

http://ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=5232.0

Maybe I should have said "mother" and not "you guys"


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on June 24, 2008, 07:50:45 PM
http://ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=5232.0

Maybe I should have said "mother" and not "you guys"

I try to keep him on a short leash. He got away from me. So sorry.  :-[
 ;D




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Randimus Maximus on June 24, 2008, 07:59:37 PM
I try to keep him on a short leash. He got away from me. So sorry.  :-[
 ;D




I believe it to be comical.

Completely insane. 

But comical.

 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on June 24, 2008, 08:03:45 PM
what a bunch of ass clowns!  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on June 24, 2008, 08:04:44 PM
I believe it to be comical.

Completely insane. 

But comical.

 ;D

what?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Randimus Maximus on June 24, 2008, 08:05:35 PM
and shackles would probably be more effective than a short leash  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on June 24, 2008, 08:21:18 PM
and shackles would probably be more effective than a short leash  ;D

pervert


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Randimus Maximus on June 24, 2008, 08:25:36 PM
pervert

my mind is gutter free.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 25, 2008, 07:11:10 AM
Oh, do you know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Oh, do you know the muffin man,
Who lives in Drury Lane?

Oh, yes, I know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Oh, yes, I know the muffin man,
Who lives in Drury Lane.

Oh, two of us know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Oh, two of us know the muffin man,
Who lives in Drury Lane.

A few of us know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
A few of us know the muffin man,
Who lives in Drury Lane.

Now we all know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Now we all know the muffin man,
Who lives in Drury Lane.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on June 25, 2008, 07:27:33 AM
Further proof that I'm the only normal one here.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 25, 2008, 07:45:00 AM
I was going to replace all the "muffin"s with "boobies"  [evil] but, I like muffins too... woo hoo!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on June 25, 2008, 08:47:57 AM
I was going to replace all the "muffin"s with "boobies"  [evil] but, I like muffins too... woo hoo!


Oooooooohhhhhhhh . . . MUFFins!  Gotcha.  Sneaky play on words my friend.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 25, 2008, 08:55:28 AM

Oooooooohhhhhhhh . . . MUFFins!  Gotcha.  Sneaky play on words my friend.

Thats right... cause her Muff has fins... woo hoo!!! [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on June 25, 2008, 05:58:15 PM
What about the little man in the boat?

 :-*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on June 25, 2008, 07:13:38 PM
After all that, I'm the only "normal" person in the NW.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on June 25, 2008, 07:32:30 PM
good grief.....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 25, 2008, 08:05:39 PM
Hey now...I think weird is the new normal... at least in Portland... the normal ones are the ones that scare me.... every single axe murdering serial killer.... when they finally catch them... what do their neighbors say?? "He was always such a normal guy."

Me... I am a wicked evil naughty bastard.... and people know it.  [evil]   ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on June 26, 2008, 04:20:27 AM
.... every single axe murdering serial killer.... when they finally catch them... what do their neighbors say?? "He was always such a normal guy."

[/quote]

Now you're getting it!  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on June 27, 2008, 12:22:46 AM
I love rice. Rice is great when you're hungry and you want to eat 2,000 of something.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on June 27, 2008, 04:16:26 AM
I love rice. Rice is great when you're hungry and you want to eat 2,000 of something.

i cant afford rice..... :'(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on June 27, 2008, 05:41:26 AM
42


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 27, 2008, 05:49:08 AM
42

Is that your age or your IQ? he he he.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Randimus Maximus on June 27, 2008, 06:22:45 AM
YES!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on June 27, 2008, 10:08:31 PM
Is that your age or your IQ? he he he.

it's the secret of the universe man

the meaning of life


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: lauramonster on June 28, 2008, 08:51:59 AM
Do you still have your towel??


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on June 30, 2008, 06:12:27 PM
Hey C, whats with the name change?  ???


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on June 30, 2008, 06:26:35 PM
Hey C, whats with the name change?  ???

Its in reference to a movie from New Zealand. I forget the name, its in the TOSAT thread.

Geez, get with the times!!!

 ;)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on June 30, 2008, 06:30:51 PM
You mean there are other sections.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on June 30, 2008, 06:33:49 PM
You mean there are other sections.

apparently....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on June 30, 2008, 07:16:32 PM
Hey C, whats with the name change?  ???

In reference to a movie we watched this weekend called "Eagle Vs. Shark"

It's an indie film from New Zealand.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on July 01, 2008, 04:56:27 PM
mmm... boobies...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on July 01, 2008, 06:30:58 PM
mmm... boobies...

Yes please!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on July 01, 2008, 06:43:39 PM
You know what goes good with boobies?  More boobies... 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 03, 2008, 11:58:56 AM
Yes please!

Don't you have some of your own?

Oh wait... double boobies.... and boobies on boobies!!! Yes please!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 03, 2008, 12:05:52 PM
busty heart?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkh0oSmw1TY&eurl=http://ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=555.165 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkh0oSmw1TY&eurl=http://ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=555.165)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on July 03, 2008, 12:37:07 PM
busty heart?

Umm, too much of a good thing...

I feel sick  [puke]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Randimus Maximus on July 04, 2008, 05:47:42 AM
what's wrong with us 'mericans?  [roll]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mac_48 on July 04, 2008, 09:40:05 AM
I saw the movie Hancock and it is awesome!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 04, 2008, 11:10:26 AM
I liked the last movie the fresh prince did where the scientist saves the world.

And I do want to see this one. 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 07, 2008, 10:22:43 AM
Everyone is so quiet and boring today. What gives?  Also... I see we now have a bacon icon... what the ya? If we got that... we so need a boobies one...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on July 07, 2008, 01:10:05 PM
 [bacon] & (o) (o)

Bacon and 2 sunny side eggs, or you know, boobies.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on July 07, 2008, 03:00:49 PM
[bacon] & (o) (o)

Bacon and 2 sunny side eggs, or you know, boobies.

those are some crazy farrah fawcett nipples mang


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: lauramonster on July 08, 2008, 06:28:39 PM
How old are you??? Farrah Fawcett??  Jeez, she was before my time, and I think I'm old. 



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on July 08, 2008, 06:31:44 PM
Hey Chuck, check it out, it's KAT (http://www.motocorsa.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.kat)!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on July 08, 2008, 06:58:12 PM
SCHWING!

I love that red dress outfit . . . I saw her wear it to work one day.  It's so . . . incongruous.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on July 08, 2008, 08:59:24 PM
How old are you??? Farrah Fawcett??  Jeez, she was before my time, and I think I'm old. 



ma'am, Farrah Fawcett's nipples are timeless


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on July 08, 2008, 10:02:24 PM
Hey Chuck, check it out, it's KAT (http://www.motocorsa.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.kat)!

she kind of looks like a dude to me...... [coffee]

on another note....STALKER!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on July 09, 2008, 03:18:44 AM
ma'am, Farrah Fawcett's nipples are timeless

nice try ancient one.
 ;D



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on July 09, 2008, 04:39:06 AM
Who asked you fetus?

Wait . . . I think we used fetus already . . . embryo?  Did we use embryo yet?

Either way - damn kids these days.  :-*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on July 09, 2008, 04:39:17 AM
i have this feeling her nipples are pretty deflated at this point......


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on July 09, 2008, 04:41:35 AM
i have this feeling her nipples are pretty deflated at this point......

No way!  With the wonders of modern medicine those puppies probably have enough lift to carry a guy in a lawn chair to Idaho!  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on July 09, 2008, 04:54:58 AM
i have this feeling her nipples are pretty deflated at this point......

Mine or Farrahs?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on July 09, 2008, 06:03:23 AM
Mine or Farrahs?

I can neither confirm nor deny having an opinion of your assets . . . Oh wait . . . you meant Saltlick . . . this conversation never happened.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on July 09, 2008, 02:31:42 PM
Mine or Farrahs?

actually i was talking about victors...... [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on July 09, 2008, 06:18:24 PM
actually i was talking about victors...... [laugh]

Hey!  Leave my nipples. and any other parts, out of this conversation. :P


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 10, 2008, 06:39:20 AM
Hey!  Leave my nipples. and any other parts, out of this conversation. :P

I agree... can we talk about female boobies instead? With lots and lots of pictures!!   [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on July 10, 2008, 02:49:51 PM
I agree... can we talk about female boobies instead? With lots and lots of pictures!!   [evil]

Who's gonna be the first to post a pic? 

I double deputy dog dare you!  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 10, 2008, 03:00:52 PM
Dude... you have been posting a lot lately. I would post some cool pics... but you have to find a place that will host the pic and link over to it. You can't upload them directly. My work connection doesn't allow me to go to any picture hosting locations on this computer.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 14, 2008, 11:20:20 AM
Leaving for vacation on Friday the 18th... Napa and then Disneyland.  I so have short timers at work. I am ready for my vacation to start already. Aaaargh!! Somebody entertain me.... I am so bored.   [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on July 14, 2008, 11:22:56 AM
... but you have to find a place that will host the pic and link over to it. You can't upload them directly. My work connection doesn't allow me to go to any picture hosting locations on this computer.

Post your pics to your DML account and then link 'em here.  That way you hit them up for the storage and bandwidth for pleasure here . . . just another FU to them  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 14, 2008, 12:05:02 PM
Post your pics to your DML account and then link 'em here.  That way you hit them up for the storage and bandwidth for pleasure here . . . just another FU to them  [evil]

Hmm... I can't do that any longer. Banned for life.  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on July 14, 2008, 12:34:50 PM
OH . . . like 11ty billion people didn't create new accounts once they got banned in the past?

Hell, I'll give you my account inf.   ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on July 14, 2008, 12:45:43 PM
mmmmmm nipples........ [bacon] [bacon]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on July 14, 2008, 12:49:27 PM
Bacon flavored nipples . . . now there's a GREAT idea.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 14, 2008, 12:57:38 PM
Bacon flavored nipples . . . now there's a GREAT idea.

You mean you never used bacon grease in that area before? How sad. You just don't know what you are missing out on.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on July 14, 2008, 03:07:32 PM
Oh for Christ sakes  [puke]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on July 14, 2008, 07:33:16 PM
Who's gonna be the first to post a pic? 

I double deputy dog dare you!  [evil]

Well, since you double deputy dog dared...

(http://www.hickerphoto.com/data/media/40/bluefooted-booby_449.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on July 14, 2008, 07:37:08 PM
Well, since you double deputy dog dared...

(http://www.hickerphoto.com/data/media/40/bluefooted-booby_449.jpg)

Technically that's only a picture of one booby.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on July 14, 2008, 07:38:43 PM
He has to triple dog dare me to get two boobies.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 15, 2008, 06:48:04 AM
He has to triple dog dare me to get two boobies.

I triple dog dare you to post two bald boobies.  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on July 15, 2008, 08:45:26 AM
Are you referring to me and Marvelous?  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 15, 2008, 09:21:29 AM
I wonder if you put your heads close together and some fun camera angles if you could make it look like some larger boobies.... hmm....  :o


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 18, 2008, 02:25:10 PM
gawwwd da90mnmn it i spill%ed coffequipooop all over my key booooardd9~!~!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on July 20, 2008, 08:45:25 AM
MotoGP Red Bull at Kelly's Olympian today.

Anyone else having a "viewing party"?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on July 23, 2008, 05:19:04 PM
YELLOW


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on July 23, 2008, 07:55:14 PM
YELLOW

+1


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on July 30, 2008, 12:03:16 PM
So yeah, I noticed Mother's sig line today:

Quote
The more I see the less I know for sure.


That reminded me of something a prof at Embry-Riddle once said...

Quote
You get a Bachelor's degree and realise you don't know everything.
You get your Master's and realise you don't know anything.
Then you get your PhD and realise that nobody else knows anything, either.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 30, 2008, 12:22:01 PM
Hmm.... interesting quote.

Hey Dan... how are you doing? Long time no see.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 01, 2008, 12:25:39 PM
How am I doing?
 Hmm...

I'm tired.  Unpaid overtime blows.  And I'd like to have a serious sit-down with whoever scheduled this much work during Oregon's 2 weeks of summer...

Otherwise, life is good.  My apartment is moving towards a more upscale, organized appearance.  I got my overhead costs down so I'm making progress on debt and savings for a house.  I've been keeping busy every weekend, with more stuff to do than I can fit in (compared to life in Iowa... where I had to scrounge to find anything to do).

Trying to fit in time to work on projects... like getting my 1986 GTI through DEQ.  I can spend a $1000 I don't have on carbs and just git 'er done, or I can spend less on fuel hardware to get through DEQ, but I'm just going to yank said hardware off when I build my hotrod motor.  The car also needs a driver's seat... the frame on the existing one is cracked.  I just hope I don't get in a wreck with it like this, because it'll probably give way.  Nevermind getting it painted anytime soon...  I think I want to spray it myself, but I need my own garage for that, not an apartment garage.

Anyway, also trying to get to one of these meetups for drinks... work keeps getting in my way.  So what's this gig on the 7th?  Chuckles said something about "Elizabeth" being in town?  Are we talkin' about Ms. Raab from the photo studio in Seattle?  Sounds like a good excuse to come hang out, and next week is one of my Fridays off, so hangin' out Thursday night won't create an issue with getting up the next morning.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on August 01, 2008, 01:07:06 PM
Hi Dan, good job on the debt progress. I can relate. I've nailed a ton of it in the past four month, getting close.  :)

He's a talkin' about the lovely and talented Miss Raab alright. We're hoping to be graced by her presents on the 7 of Aug. We'll still hook up none the less. You should come out. I'll scotch ya  8)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 06, 2008, 11:50:36 AM
Why  do birds suddenly appear... everytime.. you are near?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 06, 2008, 12:18:51 PM
Why  do birds suddenly appear... everytime.. you are near?

Becuase he's the Pied-Piper of the Avians?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on August 07, 2008, 07:53:20 AM
Why  do birds suddenly appear... everytime.. you are near?

Just like me, they long to be close to you.  :-*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 08, 2008, 09:44:43 AM
How much junk could Chuck up-chuck, if Chuck could up-chuck junk? Chuck would up-chuck as much junk as Chuck could up-chuck, if Chuck could up-chuck junk.    [puke]


I know... I know.... I am too funny.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 08, 2008, 12:08:54 PM
Yah, that's original.  :o


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 08, 2008, 12:38:03 PM
Yah, that's original.  :o

Dude... I am soooo bored at work today... these conference calls are killing me... any word on Lilly yet? You got a favorite beer?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on August 08, 2008, 01:04:46 PM
You got a favorite beer?


Yes.............

























free. ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 08, 2008, 01:35:22 PM

Yes.............

free. ;D

K-fed errr . .. K-ups beat me to it!  ;)

I called and they haven't been able to squeeze her in yet. 
They project they'll have the analysis done and will call me on Monday with the findings.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on August 08, 2008, 02:03:48 PM
Neikos likes the Steinlagers cause they're a big bottle, and they're skunky, and $3.50  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on August 08, 2008, 02:13:15 PM
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a9f_1218193560


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on August 08, 2008, 02:48:53 PM
that was a video of billy after 5 steinlagers.....frikkin hooligan [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 08, 2008, 04:18:52 PM
Holy freaking shiznit... that was a helluva pucker moment!  :o


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 08, 2008, 07:29:04 PM
Ohhhhh . . .  I think  I get it.

I'm a cheap beer kinda guy.  Budweiser  :o

Seriously . . . I don't drink beer because I like the taste.  i do it for the effect!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on August 08, 2008, 07:50:25 PM
Ohhhhh . . .  I think  I get it.

I'm a cheap beer kinda guy.  Budweiser  :o

Seriously . . . I don't drink beer because I like the taste.  i do it for the effect!

then why would you drink budwieser?

might as well steal a dead bums socks and wring them out into a pint glass


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on August 09, 2008, 09:57:51 AM
I liked how the first guy flashed the bird after he got back in his own lane. [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on August 09, 2008, 12:05:20 PM
then why would you drink budwieser?

might as well steal a dead bums socks and wring them out into a pint glass

No way, Buttweiper is an excellent beer.  You must be thinking of Coors.  [puke]

"This is the famous budweiser beer.  We know of no brand produced which costs so much to brew and age.  Our exclusive beechwood aging process produces a taste, smoothness and drinkability you will find in no other beer at any price."

The Budweiser label.  Just from memory and I think I got it 99% right - i didn't even Google it.   [beer]

One of the few benefits of growing up and going to college in Missouri, home of the Busch empire.  [laugh]

Of course, I think they're gonna have to change the name to "Stella-weiser" now.  ;D

I grew up near their Clydesdale breeding farm.  In grade school, I'd ride my bike down the road to see them, stand outside the fence, and feed them the tall grass that grew tantalizingly out of their reach.  These gentle giants would herd up at the fence and munch on the clumps of grass from your hand.  I believe there is no more beautiful and pious animal in the world. 

Sorry, got a little nostalgic there . . .  :-[


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on August 09, 2008, 12:21:13 PM
I got to see those Clydes in person too. They're beautiful. Got to ride some back when I was competing. They're so gentle and smooth when they trot, you don't need a saddle or anything.

I've got a pic somewhere.....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 09, 2008, 01:02:09 PM
A buddy and I skipped school one day to go to the Merrimack, NH Bud plant.  They have Clydes there . . . we saw a blacksmith shoeing one and the hoof was the hoof was the size of his CHEST!!!!

The tour guide told me each horse goes through rigorous psychological testing and training and if it fails at any time they remove them from the herd.  Due to the size and their public openness they have to be absolutely sedate.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on August 09, 2008, 03:09:16 PM

I've got a pic somewhere.....

Hmmm..........


Riding bareback? [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on August 09, 2008, 07:32:36 PM
Due to the size and their public openness they have to be absolutely sedate.

See: Gelding. :o

I stopped into the Fort Collins brewery a year or so ago but they had them all turned out in an exercise pen. Never got to see them up close. But the sampled beer they give you is fresh. Hot damn.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 10, 2008, 10:16:14 PM
Here's a "clean" version of how I feel right about now...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ4wa-432xQ

And for all the uppity girls I've known who have said...
-- "I'm just really into my career/school/whatever right now"
-- "you're a really nice guy, but I just wanna be friends"
-- "it's not you, it's me"
-- et cetera, ad infinitum

...here's what I'd really like to play for them:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqODkZFmYBg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqODkZFmYBg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 11, 2008, 04:43:30 AM
Sorry man . . .

Women!  >:(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on August 11, 2008, 04:52:20 AM
Sorry man . . .

Women!  >:(

Oh shut up.  [cheeky]

You men men can be just as bad.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 11, 2008, 05:39:48 AM
Men!  >:(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on August 11, 2008, 05:42:03 AM
Men!  >:(

I know!!! Geez.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on August 11, 2008, 06:29:20 AM

i dont get it?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 11, 2008, 11:46:43 AM
I think the most irritating part is how a phrase like "I just wanna be friends" can have about 15 different meanings, ranging from "I really do like you and want to remain friends" to "I will file a restraining order if I ever so much as spot you from 100 yards away in a public venue."  Most commonly it simply seems to mean "if I never see you again, it'll be too soon." (no threat of restraining order)  [roll]

To all the women of this board, I make one humble request: just be honest.  Don't try to hide what you mean because of some misguided desire to be "nice".  The nicest thing you can do for a guy is just to be upfront and honest.  Trust me, he'll get over it.  If, on the other hand, you repeatedly tell "white lies" because you think it's somehow less hurtful, in the end when he finds out how you really feel, it'll only piss him off that you lied.

So, just be honest.

And do me a favor... please pass that along to all your other female companions.

Thanks.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on August 11, 2008, 12:07:46 PM
and fetch us a turkey pot pie......


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on August 11, 2008, 12:44:59 PM
and fetch us a turkey pot pie......

kiss my ass. i aint fetchin you nuthin. get your lazy bum up and get it yourself.






Now here's your sammich. You want another beer?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on August 11, 2008, 12:47:30 PM
haha, I read it as "feltch" us a turkey pot pie.  :p

Jacob is versed in feltching, he should have good guidance.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on August 11, 2008, 02:31:22 PM
Ah well at least they call you back and inform you of why they don't like you...  [bang]



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 11, 2008, 04:23:20 PM
Ah well at least they call you back and inform you of why they don't like you...  [bang]



Nah, I've only had one tell me what she didn't like... but we had actually been going out for around 4 months, so that was part of an uncomfortable (but necessary) last conversation.  Plus, we were both thinking the same thing for reciprocal reasons.  Worldview clashes weren't goin' away anytime soon.

Otherwise, nobody else has bothered to explain "why".  The only thing I ever get is that I'm "a nice guy".  [roll]  Yeah, that's about as descriptive as DOS telling you "Bad command or filename".  Or to borrow a phrase from a favorite movie:

"'PC loadletter'... what the f**k does that mean?!?"

Alls I know is, out of multiple turndowns there's only one thing in common... me.  I can't just blame all the girls (okay... I can and will blame some of them, but there's a couple I can't legitimately blame).  So I'd kinda like to figure out what the heck is "wrong" with me so I can fix it and move on.

...

I just realised... why, oh why, am I discussing relationship stuff with the DMF?  ???  *sigh*... Obviously I'm too tired to be thinking straight.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on August 11, 2008, 04:25:54 PM
I did the same thing and it got me to a very good place.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on August 11, 2008, 04:31:47 PM
I just realised... why, oh why, am I discussing relationship stuff with the DMF?  ???  *sigh*... Obviously I'm too tired to be thinking straight.


Because you WUV us!!

But seriously, instead of blaming yourself, why don't you look at the wiminz you be chasin. If they continue to shoot you down, maybe they be the wrong wiminz for you? Re-evaluate the stuff you are looking for in a girl and branch out a little.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on August 11, 2008, 04:36:37 PM
give them the cold shoulder and they will come a running..... [thumbsup]

there is a book out there called "why men love pregnant doges" im sure theres a book out there called...why wemon love assholes.  It goes both ways.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 11, 2008, 05:41:19 PM
Because you WUV us!!

But seriously, instead of blaming yourself, why don't you look at the wiminz you be chasin. If they continue to shoot you down, maybe they be the wrong wiminz for you? Re-evaluate the stuff you are looking for in a girl and branch out a little.

"Blame myself"... now that I think about it, not sure it's really "blaming" myself.  Just wondering if there's something specific that really does need fixed, or if I'm just barkin' up the wrong tree(s).  As far as my Mom's concerned, the uppity types who think they're too good for any of the guys need a reality check (there's a lot of them... and there's more than one guy I know who's been shot down by them).  The other (married) adults I've talked to are all of the opinion I'm fine, it's just a matter of stumbling on the right counterpart.

Anyway, we're gonna get into way more detail than needs to be gotten into... and we're also gonna run headlong into some vastly different takes on "right relationships", so methinks it's time to call it quits here.  ;)

And yes, for some inexplicable reason, I do "wuv" this group.

Ya know... I really like this emoticon, but I never have a chance to use it...  [coffee]  That's kinda what I feel like doin' right about now... going for coffee, and sitting down with the Wall Street Journal, or something intellectual like some of Solzhenitsyn's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Solzhenitsyn) work.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 11, 2008, 06:13:46 PM
. . . or something intellectual like some of Solzhenitsyn's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Solzhenitsyn) work.

He be dead.  He lived in the town next to where I grew up in a "fortress" type house.  There was an escape route in the cellar, walled perimeter, security cameras . . .

His kids (Iggy and . . . hmmmm . . . can't remember his name) went to school at the same time I did.  Played soccer against them.  Some friends put Iggy in a trash can one time  . . .

I gave you all my love/marital advice last Thursday.  What'd that take 5 minutes including eating the quesedila?  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on August 11, 2008, 06:47:29 PM
Never take relationship advice from a man eating a quesedilla.  8)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 11, 2008, 06:50:14 PM
Never take relationship advice from a man eating a quesedilla married to wifezilla.  8)

Fixed it.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on August 11, 2008, 08:19:14 PM
I've had my fair share of 'shit' happen to me in the relationship column... And then some... it all prepared me to be ready and appreciate the one I was supposed to meet... Seriously... work on yourself, get yourself to a position of positive confidence (women love a confident man... READ: confident in himself, NOT cocky) and the right person will come along...

That's all I got to say about that...

Oh and mmm... ( . )( . )  :P


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 12, 2008, 11:39:11 AM
I decided being stuck in buffalo is like the armpit of the world. Yuck


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 12, 2008, 11:51:02 AM
Obviously you haven't been to Manchester, NH.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on August 12, 2008, 12:37:19 PM
I decided being stuck in buffalo is like the armpit of the world. Yuck

Go herehttp://www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com/ (http://www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com/)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on August 12, 2008, 02:12:38 PM
That looks awfully familiar...  :)

And obviously you haven't been to Kennewick, WA...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 12, 2008, 03:55:10 PM
Buffalo is the armpit of Western Civilization?  Nah, that'd be LA.  It can slide off into the ocean anytime now as far as I'm concerned...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on August 12, 2008, 04:46:45 PM
Buffalo is the armpit of Western Civilization?  Nah, that'd be LA.  It can slide off into the ocean anytime now as far as I'm concerned...

Don't limit it to that cesspool. Include the rest of Califruit.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 12, 2008, 07:53:56 PM
Don't limit it to that cesspool. Include the rest of Califruit.

Well, NorCal is actually okay... because it's basically South Oregon.  ;D  The heavily agricultural Central Cali seems to be alright, too (based on the folks I know from there).  San Diego I kinda feel "meh" about.  It's basically just SanFran and the LA basin that really need to slide off into the Pacific.  That'd fix a lot of the PRK's problems.

And yes, I've spent at least a little bit of time visiting all of the specific areas mentioned.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on August 13, 2008, 08:40:15 PM
Yeah, everything north of Yuba City isn't bad. There is some great country to explore east of Chico. Most of that territory is only legally Califruit. Then again, Southern Oregon and Northern California have wanted to secede and combine to become the State of Jefferson for a long time, since the whole lot of it is a disregarded region in any way that counts.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on August 13, 2008, 09:45:52 PM
i spent the first 30 years of my life in northern california.  Grew up with alot of friends that grew pot there, that place was great back in the 70's and 80's and really the early 90's. it started to get too crowded and overun by rich folks around 1996 so we left for greener pastures. funny thing is i remember my dad bought 2 acres of land in sonoma county (wine country) when i was 5years old (back in the 70's) and it cost him 5K total for the land and the house. Now property in sonoma county in the wine country area goes for millions an acre. its ridiculous.  Some of the cool things was seeing Primus play in petaluma for $5, then hanging out with them afterwards in the bar across the street (man that was back in 1990 i think) and seeing the red hot chilli peppers play in Cotati, CA back in 1988 for $5. For any of you RHCP fans they had thier original guitarist back then (the guy that died from an overdose) hillel slovak.  This place was no bigger than say plan B and before the show i hung outside with flea the bass player and drank wine with him out back. No one really knew too much about the RHCP back then, they were just another band coming through town. that was 20 years ago jesus. That area use to be the hotspot for all that funk music startin up in the mid 80's. jeesus im old.  [bang] [wine]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on August 13, 2008, 11:59:35 PM
Nice!  Flea is one of the best bassists ever... I reallly like RHCP back then but I'm over them now... *shrugs*  And Primus!!  Another great band...  And you're not old, just seasoned... heh


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 14, 2008, 09:36:25 AM
Threadjacking the threadjack thread...

I thought the title of this article was kinda funny.  It's something I'd expect to see on a small-time blog, not CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/08/12/bug.diesel/index.html


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on August 14, 2008, 08:06:55 PM
I see Les Claypool every chance I get. He came through Salem with Oysterhead a while back; caught Primus proper at the convention center in '04 and Claypool's Fancy Band at the Roseland last year.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on August 14, 2008, 09:28:10 PM
Les rocks!!  Kinda odd in person but damn he can play... Victor Wooten tho still might be the best bassist I've EVER seen... OMG is he good!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Randimus Maximus on August 15, 2008, 07:27:43 PM
FWIW, I've seen Claypool twice. 

Once in '93 with Primus on Lollapalooza.  Outstanding!  [thumbsup]

Second was in '04 on the C2B3 tour.  I was not impressed.  Mostly due to having four virtuosos on the same stage fighting for attention. 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 15, 2008, 11:55:00 PM
Random subject change...

I think I'm getting me a track bike.  A bone stock 2005 CBR600RR (other than the obvious roadside-obstacle-applied mods).

Insurance co. dropped the buyback on my bro's bike to $1960 and change.  My ceiling was $2k.  It'll need a radiator, hoses, maybe a fan, throttle control group (bar is fine, plastic housings and cables are not), and rear brake lever.  After that it needs some bodywork... and there's a bewildering array of crap available.

To go street legal, it'd also need a headlight unit (~$300), some kind of barend mirrors, and something for front turn signals.

Whaddy'all think?  Worth it?

Of course, it has to be approved by my brother first (since it's his bike and his ins. claim).  If he doesn't want to do the buyback then sell it to me... well, then I'm SOL.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on August 16, 2008, 10:00:45 AM

Whaddy'all think?  Worth it?


Worth it yes in that regard but with your interest in buying a home, ridding the student loans, your VW obessions, I say slay the beast Sidney, don't become a racer it's too expensive!!! You be home-moaner. Trade in or sell the SS and get a Multi. My .02 cents  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 16, 2008, 10:01:11 AM
I would do it. The hardest part about bikes with bad titles is not knowing the history or extent of damage. You know both. The bike should be reliable and fun!! I would track it in an instant.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on August 16, 2008, 10:47:41 AM
Worth it yes in that regard but with your interest in buying a home, ridding the student loans, your VW obessions, I say slay the beast Sidney, don't become a racer it's too expensive!!! You be home-moaner. Trade in or sell the SS and get a Multi. My .02 cents  :)

Billy is right about that. Track days are not cheap. You are looking at $200+ per track day, depending on which ones you do. Not to mention new tires every 2-3 track days (depending on how you ride), more frequent oil changes and maintainance, gas, etc. Ask Mo how much he spends per year on racing.  :)  It's an expensive hobby for sure, no matter how you look at it. So you really have to think about your priorities. If you think you can afford the racing part and accomplish your life goals within your time fram, go for it!  [thumbsup] You are always welcome in our pits.

But I also know the temptation of a new toy, and the ability to rationalize putting off what you really want in the long run to get what you want now.

It's up to you dude, if you get it, we look forward to seeing you at PIR.  ;D

*Ok I had to edit a lilttle bit. You don't HAVE to do many track days and race days per year. For all I know you might HATE the track and never want to do it again. 2K for a track bike is a slammin deal. But, as with any addiction, you get a little taste and then you need more and more and more until it's taking all your disposable income, which is what would probably happen to me if I were to get on the track. So I say go for it. Try out the track and see if you like it but definitely don't let it go to your head.*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 16, 2008, 11:56:44 AM
Yeah, this could impede the home-purchase effort...

First, I'm not planning to race.  This would be used for a couple trackdays a season, probably.  Well... at first, anyway.  [evil]  And it'd be for more than just me... it'd be a bike Dad and Dave can use for ToR rides as well.  We're just not sure if they want to or can afford to put any money toward it.  If they can't, I'd like to get it anyway, and they could still use it freely.

Second, it'd be resalable (I think) for at least what I paid.  Lots of kids on CBR forums telling their buddies with totaled bikes that they'll buy the salvage bike for around $2k if the owner doesn't want it.  Insurance auction forums are showing values between $1900 and $2700 for bikes that aren't rideable.  Salvage title CBR600RR trackbikes with a small handful of goodies are worth $5000-$5700 on forums (bodywork, sliders, clipons, maybe rearsets, & exhaust).  If any of you know how much a 2005 CBR600RR would go for at PIR with minimal track equipment (bodywork, frame sliders, slip-on muffler), please post up.  So far it seems I'd be able to get my money back out of it at a minimum.

I'm not sure how the math will work out in the 6-mo to one year term.  I owe less than $2k on my car, so I'll pay that off with the "Incentive Pay Plan" bonus from work at the end of the year.  That'll save me $140/mo in auto loan payments.

The other good news is that this quarter my private student loan interest rates are down to around 5.25%, which makes the minimum payment much more bearable (then I pay at least 10% above said min toward the principle).  Back when interest rates were high, my minimum payment was around $730/month.  Yes, engineering degrees are expensive.  :P

The bad news is that the Fed is concerned about inflation... which means the rates are probably goin' back up here soon.  >:(  I'd reconsolidate the loans to a fixed rate, but the fixed rates are at 8% right now... the worst rate I paid for variable was 8.25%.  I'm not sure it's worth fixing them at 8%.

Anyways... I'd like to buy it, try it, if it's killing me financially then I'll get rid of it.  That's if I buy it alone.  If Dad, Dave, and I go in together (not sure what Tom wants to do), then it's relatively easy to fit into the budget, so there's no question about keeping it.

Well, now we just gotta check with Tom and see what his take is on it... he may want it gone completely, for whatever reason.  I'd be disappointed, but it's his bike.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 17, 2008, 02:29:58 PM
Update... Tom doesn't care what we do with the munched CBR.  He's gonna get a nice shiny new (leftover) 2007 600RR.  [moto]

Now, we just have to figure out how the rest of us want to divvy up the finances.

Dad would like to (if affordable), make it a relatively inexpensive street bike again.  It'd look vaguely like this one (sans he fugly Gixxer mirrors, spendy Carrozzeria wheels, brake rotors, and CF slipon):

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/aRRs/bike7701.jpg) (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/aRRs/bike7701.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/aRRs/bike7704.jpg) (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/aRRs/bike7704.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/aRRs/bike7705.jpg) (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/aRRs/bike7705.jpg)

Repsol replicas are everywhere... how often do you see a Rothmans replica?  Plus Dad & I both like the paint scheme.  Anyway, that's one option.  We priced it out, and including the bike buyback it'd cost approximately $4000 to finish.  That's using relatively inexpensive aftermarket street plastics (whole set for that Rothmans replica is a little over $800), barend mirrors, and modestly prices flushmount signals.  We'd retain the stock exhaust, wheels, rearsets, etc, for the time being.

Now, to make a track-only bike we're looking at a little less money, more like $3750 (again, including the bike buyback).  That's buying all new repair parts (some OEM, some aftermarket).  If I'm the one building this, and it's gonna be track-only, then you can bet I'll cut the costs a bit by finding used stuff where possible.

First thing, we are buying it back.  Then we'll need to figure out exactly how we're finishing it.  I'm certainly not gonna go bonkers on the track if we're running street plastics.  One "oops" and $800 in plastic goes "bye-bye".  On the other hand, if I make a track bike out of it now, Dad's not gonna want to put street stuff back on later.  Finances are frustrating... so I'll give him and Mom some time to mull over their options.  There's plenty of mechanical crap to hunt down deals on before we get to "the point of no return" bodywork decisions...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on August 17, 2008, 07:39:10 PM
Has BB ever made an impulse decision?  I'm just sayin'. . .

Oh, and (.)(.) as Marvel would say


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on August 17, 2008, 10:28:10 PM
Has BB ever made an impulse decision?  I'm just sayin'. . .

Oh, and (.)(.) as Marvel would say

+ [bacon]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 18, 2008, 06:13:17 PM
Has BB ever made an impulse decision?  I'm just sayin'. . .

Oh, and (.)(.) as Marvel would say

Yep.  Bought a blackpowder rifle on an impulse while living in Iowa.  It turned out to be an uncommon caliber, and it hasn't caught on.  To add insult to injury, it doesn't even qualify for the "primitive weapon" season in Oregon, so it's not particularly easy to sell here.  So now I have a .52 caliber inline muzzleloader (blackpowder) rifle that's insanely accurate, has a really high muzzle velocity, and will drop a caribou at 200 yards... but I'll never actually use it for more than blowing up gallon jugs of water in spectacular displays of destructive power.

Since then, my "impulse decisions" have involved very, very small amounts of money.  Otherwise, my impulse buys tend to result in rare, expensive, cool, but ultimately useless toys.

My SS is the closest I've come to a major impulse decision since the blackpowder rifle.  I saw it on Craigslist on a Saturday, thought about it overnight, called on Sunday, found out 3 others were scheduled to see it later that week, so I looked at it on Monday, and after looking at it then discussing with Dad for 20 minutes I put "good faith" money down on it that night.  Picked it up that Friday.  I did, however, know the bluebook value and had checked CycleTrader for real-world resale values.

I think about everything.  It's what I get paid to do at work, and it's just ingrained in my personality type.  That's a good thing, because people who think like me help keep airplanes from falling out of the sky.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 18, 2008, 06:55:53 PM
. . .  because people who think like me help keep airplanes from falling out of the sky.  ;)

Not to mention eating coal and crapping diamonds keeping engagement rings affordable for the masses ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on August 18, 2008, 07:08:06 PM
Not to mention eating coal and crapping diamonds keeping engagement rings affordable for the masses ;D

That would be Chuck Norris. ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on August 18, 2008, 07:28:46 PM
Not to mention eating coal and crapping diamonds keeping engagement rings affordable for the masses ;D

They're affordable? Shit, I musta looked at the wrong ones....


Mmmmmmm shinies....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on August 18, 2008, 08:19:14 PM
I shot a black powder shot gun when I was a lad.  I went goose hunting and a buddy who had one.  At the end of the day you have to fire it, loaded gun in car ...

So the end of hunting is at sunset.  Firing the gun, almost knocking me over, the flame coming out of the end and my amazement of the sight,  :o, almost made me forget the pain in my shoulder.  :P

It was my one and only cool experience with a gun.  Well except for shooting a bowling pin at 2 yards with a 9mm Glock.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on August 18, 2008, 11:37:00 PM
They're affordable? Shit, I musta looked at the wrong ones....


Mmmmmmm shinies....




it appears that only the ones coming out of dan's but are affordable...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on August 19, 2008, 04:01:38 AM



it appears that only the ones coming out of dan's but are affordable...

well darn. guess i'll be single forever.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on August 19, 2008, 07:57:06 AM
You guys need a chapel or something?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 19, 2008, 08:07:06 AM
I'm an ordained minister . . . I could marry you in a nice little ceremony on the mountain surrounded by Ducs . . .


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on August 19, 2008, 08:07:44 AM
absolutely not to both of those boys.  :P


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on August 19, 2008, 10:25:57 AM
absolutely not to both of those boys.  :P

What ever you say hint-meister!

I know where you guys can get rings on the cheap!

I get one last go at Jacob tho.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on August 19, 2008, 10:42:03 AM
 [roll]

Not on the radar man.


And no last go's either.  >:(

 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on August 19, 2008, 11:28:10 AM
What about sonar?

and radar spelled backwards is radar!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 19, 2008, 12:13:56 PM

In other news... I found some much cheaper sources for new OEM parts for the CBR soon-to-be trackbike!  My initial estimate to make a trackbike (including the $850 Armour Bodies bodywork and Woodcraft frame sliders) was $3780.  I found a radiator for almost $150 less than the one I first found, plus savings on the other ancillaries like the throttle & clutch cables, the throttle-side switchgear, the upper cowling stay, etc.  New ready-to-track estimate including the same bodywork is now $3560 (that includes the $1960 buyback).

If I can find me some used parts for the remainder of the list, and if it turns out I don't need a whole new front brake master cylinder, I'll be able to lop another couple hundy off that total.

Soooo... what are some good options for track bodywork?  I mean, there's the flimsy $250 sets on fleaBay, but I read bad things about the generic cheap sets.  Then I see a full Armour Bodies set for $850 from Woodcraft.  Of course there are Sharkskinz, which it sounds like are the industry standard for track bodywork, and the 3 peices I'd need (upper front, lower, tail) come to $760.  To get the full set (including tank cover and front fender) would run more like $1000.  What is there in between, or is it even worth messing with?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on August 19, 2008, 06:25:24 PM
I'm an ordained minister . . . I could marry you in a nice little ceremony on the mountain surrounded by Ducs . . .

So am I.  I have a laminated certificate to prove it.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on August 19, 2008, 06:29:32 PM
So am I.  I have a laminated certificate to prove it.  ;)

you shush.   :P


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on August 19, 2008, 08:03:25 PM
So am I.  I have a laminated certificate to prove it.  ;)

So am I, I have the e-mail to prove it.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on August 19, 2008, 09:48:16 PM
In other news... I found some much cheaper sources for new OEM parts for the CBR soon-to-be trackbike!  My initial estimate to make a trackbike (including the $850 Armour Bodies bodywork and Woodcraft frame sliders) was $3780.  I found a radiator for almost $150 less than the one I first found, plus savings on the other ancillaries like the throttle & clutch cables, the throttle-side switchgear, the upper cowling stay, etc.  New ready-to-track estimate including the same bodywork is now $3560 (that includes the $1960 buyback).

If I can find me some used parts for the remainder of the list, and if it turns out I don't need a whole new front brake master cylinder, I'll be able to lop another couple hundy off that total.

Soooo... what are some good options for track bodywork?  I mean, there's the flimsy $250 sets on fleaBay, but I read bad things about the generic cheap sets.  Then I see a full Armour Bodies set for $850 from Woodcraft.  Of course there are Sharkskinz, which it sounds like are the industry standard for track bodywork, and the 3 peices I'd need (upper front, lower, tail) come to $760.  To get the full set (including tank cover and front fender) would run more like $1000.  What is there in between, or is it even worth messing with?


Dan

first off, I am no racer

so take my advice with a pack mule of salt

if you are going to start racing

the cost difference between fleabay skins and sharkskinz is chump change compared to the cost of the sport

and

you will crash, get bumped, drop the bike, or something that bangs up the bodywork

not to mention the increased forces on all the other parts

so IMNSHO

stop any and all madness associated with trying to be frugal about racing

if you are going to race

then race

buy the right parts to do it

and

don't make the beast with two backs around with a cheap machine







Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 20, 2008, 04:47:29 AM
MOther . . . what's this "118" in your signature?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 20, 2008, 07:00:35 AM
Ya know... you don't have to actually race... I may race next year... but I am having a blast doing as many track days as I can afford.... and I feel like I am becoming a much better rider because of it.... not sure if I can afford to do as much racing and track days as many of the fast guys.... but its still better than trying to ride within the speed limits on the road.  [moto]  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on August 20, 2008, 07:43:02 AM
MOther . . . what's this "118" in your signature?

they only know in whoville


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 20, 2008, 07:52:47 AM
MOther . . . what's this "118" in your signature?

Famous 118's.....

USNS Mission Purisima (T-AO-118) was a United States Navy Mission Buenaventura Class fleet oilers during World War II which launched August 25, 1943
USS Don O. Woods (APD-118) was a United States Navy Crosley-class destroyer escort which launched February 9, 1944
USS General W. P. Richardson (AP-118) was a troop transport that served with the United States Navy in World War II
USS Giraffe (IX-118) was a United States Navy Armadillo-class tanker which launched November 11, 1943
USS Hendry (APA-118) was a United States Navy Haskell-class attack transport that served in World War II which launched June 22, 1944
USS Lea (DD-118) was a the United States Navy Wickes-class destroyer in World War I and World War II which launched April 29, 1918
USS S-13 (SS-118) was a second-group S-class submarine of the United States Navy which launched October 20, 1921
USS Shaula (AK-118) was a United States Navy Crater-class cargo ship in World War II, which was launched November 23, 1943
USS Sicily (CVE-118) was a United States Navy Commencement Bay-class escort carrier which launched April 14, 1945
USS Steady (AM-118) was a United States Navy Auk-class minesweeper that removed mines from minefields laid in the water, which launched June 6, 1942
The 118th Military Police Company is a military police unit of the United States Army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on August 20, 2008, 09:19:16 AM
Dan, let me know what Woodcraft parts you need.  They are one of my sponsors and I get a 40% discount.  Clip-on's, rear sets, sliders, stands (tho Im not a fan of them), etc. 



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 20, 2008, 10:18:33 AM
It may seem odd but it disturbs me that a company named Woodcraft makes metal parts for motorcycles.

I keep imagining a nice mahogany rear set or a walnut instrument cluster or . . .


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on August 20, 2008, 10:27:46 AM
heh. wood. heheheheh


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 20, 2008, 10:29:43 AM
. . . Famous 118's.....


OK smart guy . . . give me some famous 318s.  :D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 20, 2008, 10:32:22 AM
OK smart guy . . . give me some famous 318s.  :D

According to Police chief Wiggum on The Simpsons; it is the Police code for waking a police officer in episode 5F06 Reality Bites

The British Rail Class 318 is an electric multiple unit train in western Scotland.

The BMW 318 is an automobile in the BMW 3 Series.

The Chrysler LA 318 engine, a 318 cubic inch small-block V8 engine manufactured by Chrysler Corporation for cars and trucks beginning in 1967. This engine is commonly referred to simply as "The 318."

Area code 318 is a telephone area code that covers the central and northern parts of Louisiana.

The mass of Jupiter is 318 times that of the Earth.

The number 318 represents for the Gnostics the value of the word "Christ".

The USS Baya was a World War II-era Balao-class submarine in the United States Navy that bore the hull code and number SS-318.

The SV-318 was the basic model of the Spectravideo range of computers, released in 1981.

318, Inc. is an information technology consulting company based in Santa Monica, California.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 20, 2008, 10:58:58 AM
Dan, let me know what Woodcraft parts you need.  They are one of my sponsors and I get a 40% discount.  Clip-on's, rear sets, sliders, stands (tho Im not a fan of them), etc. 

Ooh, sweeeeeet.  If the stock right clipon is broke or bent, I'll have you order a set of clipons for it.  Not sure on frame sliders... if I buy the Armour Bodies bodywork, it includes a set of Woodcraft sliders.

Speaking of which, is this sponsor discount only on Woodcraft-manufactured items like the clipons and rearsets?  They sell the Armour Bodies sets on their website.  Do you get a price break on those, too?


Dan

first off, I am no racer

so take my advice with a pack mule of salt

if you are going to start racing

...

stop any and all madness associated with trying to be frugal about racing

if you are going to race

then race

Not lookin' to race, at least not in the next year.  ;)  But I completely understand and agree.  If I wanted to set this wanker up and actually compete, I wouldn't be trying to save $150-$300 by getting a cheaper set of bodywork, I'd just order the good stuff.  For now, it's an opportunity to build a bike inexpensively that I, my Dad, or my brothers can use on the track (trackdays) without worrying about rashing up one of our street bikes.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on August 20, 2008, 11:06:57 AM
Not lookin' to race, at least not in the next year.  ;)  But I completely understand and agree.  If I wanted to set this wanker up and actually compete, I wouldn't be trying to save $150-$300 by getting a cheaper set of bodywork, I'd just order the good stuff.  For now, it's an opportunity to build a bike inexpensively that I, my Dad, or my brothers can use on the track (trackdays) without worrying about rashing up one of our street bikes.

<deep sigh>

Oh danny boy

can I call you danny boy?

that is how they get you

don't you see

Morilla is the pushahman

just gives you a taste...T.O.R. for 20 bucks

it's a free hit off the pipe mang

and then you get a "cheap" track bike for you and the fam...and soon enough you will be sucking <edited> to buy tires so you can race







Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on August 20, 2008, 11:24:31 AM
Not sure on the bodywork, I think they are just a reseller for it.  Woodcraft makes the metal bits we use, and offer us the discount on those items I know for sure.

I will let you know on the body work.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 21, 2008, 10:44:57 AM
<deep sigh>

Oh danny boy

can I call you danny boy?

that is how they get you

don't you see

Morilla is the pushahman

just gives you a taste...T.O.R. for 20 bucks

it's a free hit off the pipe mang

and then you get a "cheap" track bike for you and the fam...and soon enough you will be sucking <edited> to buy tires so you can race


 [laugh]

Won't ever stoop to sucking <whatever> for tires to race, but I see your point.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 21, 2008, 11:08:40 AM
Ahh work... end-of-year evals suck.  Hyper-competitive type-A frenetic bosses aren't pleasant, either. [roll]

In one section of the e-mail he sent out about filling out our end-of-year self-evals, here's a snippet of what he said:

Quote
This is your chance to boast about yourself and to let me know why you are better than everyone else.

Umm, I really don't like telling anyone why I'm "better than everyone else."  I have no problem stating my virtues on a resume, but don't ask me to make myself look bigger or better than my teammates.  We are a team, working together to accomplish a common goal.  We have complimentary strengths and weaknesses. 

There are lots of companies with a culture where the employees are out to kill each other.  Rockwell Collins wasn't one of them.  Flight Dynamics (the Portland facility which is now wholly owned by R-C) wasn't one of them.  We had a culture where the employees worked together as a team, and the competition was external, against Raytheon, Honeywell, L3 Communications, BAE, Thales, and the like.  I did not bother sending applications to those corporations where the employees ran around scared, or where they tried to undermine each other in order to get ahead.  I have no desire to work for such a place.  I deliberately chose to work for a company that was known for having a friendly environment for the employees.  My first three bosses (two in Cedar Rapids and one here) exemplified that concept by building teams of people with complementary strengths, and working with employees on improving their weaknesses.  This current guy is... well, he's not exactly a shining example of Rockwell Collins' best practices.

I'll bring it up to management, let 'em know how I think (respectfully).  If the cutthroat mentality is where we're headed, I want no part of it.  I'm all for beating our outside competitors, but I have zero desire to work in an environment where we're all watching our backs for fellow employees undermining each other.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on August 21, 2008, 11:33:38 AM

I always just answer those type questions with "becuz I am" and I seem to still get a raise every year.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on August 21, 2008, 10:06:58 PM
I always just answer those type questions with "becuz I am" and I seem to still get a raise every year.



I don't have to do any of this nonsense,and I get a raise every year. [thumbsup]

Go, Teamsters. 8)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on August 22, 2008, 02:09:07 PM
Arun is in the Oregonian today with a picture, looks like he's on Super Bike. Pretty cool, the pusherman  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 22, 2008, 02:39:56 PM
Arun is in the Oregonian today with a picture, looks like he's on Super Bike. Pretty cool, the pusherman  [evil]

Dude... what section??


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on August 22, 2008, 03:01:17 PM
Dude... what section??

DM2 is the page, Advertising Supplment is the section.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 22, 2008, 03:48:28 PM
Nah, that Scarabeo isn't the real thing... Arun sellin' one of those is like a crack dealer gettin' people n the door with "recreational" drugs.  [cheeky]  Hook 'em with a taste... then sell them a Ducati.  That's the real addiction.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 23, 2008, 09:48:37 AM
Was teaching Julie to ride in an empty parking lot at the mall. We got busted by security after an hour. "Our insurance wont let people practive driving or riding in the parking lot." bla bla bla bla bla. Julie was doing great too!!! Guess we better get up earlier next time. Anybody have any suggestions for a better place to go out and tool around???


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Doctor Woodrow on August 23, 2008, 09:55:36 AM
I always found the high school parking lots to be a pretty good bet. Most kids in my family learned to drive in one. Just be prepared for some kid to show up in the family suburban w/his mother teaching him how to drive (that would be your cue to LEAVE!!!!) It worked for me, I even taught my little sister to drive in the same lot I learned in.

The Doc


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on August 23, 2008, 12:03:01 PM
Was teaching Julie to ride in an empty parking lot at the mall. We got busted by security after an hour. "Our insurance wont let people practive driving or riding in the parking lot." bla bla bla bla bla. Julie was doing great too!!! Guess we better get up earlier next time. Anybody have any suggestions for a better place to go out and tool around???

There is two parking lots that are deserted usually. One on the corner of menlo and allen (big church parking lot) and one on Hall (another church parking lot) if you went down allen and made a left on hall, go down a little ways around the bend on your right a big church parking lot.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on August 23, 2008, 03:29:31 PM
Hey!  When is JBubble's next visit?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on August 23, 2008, 03:31:07 PM
Hey!  When is JBubble's next visit?

Labor day week.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on August 23, 2008, 03:37:37 PM
Cool, we'll see you and your low blood preasure soon! :-*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 23, 2008, 03:42:35 PM
Labor day week.

Wouldn't it be ironic if Cierra gave birth on Labor day?  [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on August 23, 2008, 03:45:11 PM
Cool, we'll see you and your low blood preasure soon! :-*

Sounds good, when it gets closer we can plan a get together somewhere.

Wouldn't it be ironic if Cierra gave birth on Labor day?  [cheeky]

Thatd be a little early but I was 2 months early so I can't say nuthin.


It'll be nice to see everyone again.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on August 23, 2008, 06:37:53 PM
anyone thinking about a labor day weekend ride?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on August 23, 2008, 06:51:16 PM
anyone thinking about a labor day weekend ride?

I'm gonna fly in on the 30th so I'd be up for something Sunday or Monday if I could steal a bike (I'll ask the bear if I can borrow his) and a little bit of gear. I believe Mother is working the 30th and 31st so he probably wouldn't be up for anything. I'm sure he'll speak up if I'm wrong tho.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on August 23, 2008, 10:11:09 PM
anyone thinking about a labor day weekend ride?

Salty,

I'm your man (not like in the Mo and Mother way, though  ;D ).  I mean for the Labor Day ride.

Men labor.  Labor Day is a labor free day, therefore, a man holiday.  Pure logic right there.

We will ride.

J


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 23, 2008, 10:52:50 PM
I'm takin' the week following Labor Day off.   [thumbsup]  I'd be up for a ride, and I definitely need to meet this "JBubble" character.  Gotta see who's stealin' Mudder away from Mo.  [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on August 23, 2008, 11:35:55 PM
Lets start a thread then all on its own see how many peeps we can get going....i dont care Sunday or Monday i have both days off. Weather looks like its cooperating on both days.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 24, 2008, 05:43:48 AM
. . . Weather looks like its cooperating on both days.

Now you gone done done it!  [roll]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 24, 2008, 05:49:44 PM
<snip>
Weather looks like its cooperating on both days.

Shhhhh!  You'll curse the whole weekend!





 ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on August 24, 2008, 08:10:51 PM
Shhhhh!  You'll curse the whole weekend!





 ;)

shit your right.....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on August 24, 2008, 11:23:16 PM
Has BB ever made an impulse decision?  I'm just sayin'. . .

Oh, and ( . )( . ) as Marvel would say

Fixed it for ya...  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 26, 2008, 08:14:33 AM
I need to gain some revenge on a coworker today. Anybody have any good practical jokes that wont get me fired? I am bored out of my mind... and he really deserves something smart.  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on August 26, 2008, 08:17:04 AM
put a pager on vibrate and tape it to the back of his monitor or under his desk. Page it then let it drive him crazy as it vibrates every couple of minutes....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 26, 2008, 08:20:33 AM
Tape a banana under his desk
"  " a fish " "
When he leaves his cube move a few items to the other side of his desk.  Rinse, repeat.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on August 26, 2008, 08:24:32 AM
Take a screen shot on his monitor.  Display said screen shot.  Whenever he uses his mouse it won't click on anything.  Keyboard is useless as well.

Tape things down to the desk, pens, stapler...

Disconnect mouse.

I haven't worked in an office for a year so I'm rusty.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: lauramonster on August 26, 2008, 08:40:48 AM
husband had a secretary that would drive him crazy!!!  His revenge was to lower her chair a quarter of a turn every day.  Not so much you'd notice, just enough to set her day off kilter.  next week, raise the chair. 

he's evil and I love him!!! ;D

did you know the letters on the keyboard can be picked up and switched?  Don't do them all, but figure out which ones they use often, and switch just those couple.  They'd recognize it if you switch too many...

keep us posted!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 26, 2008, 08:43:11 AM
You guys have no imagination... that has all been done before... I need something to go down in the books as new and something to top his.

As a side note.... he bought a bunch of dog biscuits from one of them fancy doggie bakery places... they looked like Oreo cookies.... and he got the whole team to eat them.

This is what I have to top.

We had already done the keyboard thing... we spelled bad words.   ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 26, 2008, 09:02:43 AM
Problem is you said you wanted to keep your job . . .

 ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on August 26, 2008, 10:40:50 AM
If you have a Shipping Dept. you could shrink-wrap his automobile. It's harmless.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 26, 2008, 11:10:47 AM
If you have a Shipping Dept. you could shrink-wrap his automobile after filling it with shipping peanuts.  It's harmless.



Fixed it for you.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: driza on August 26, 2008, 01:38:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOm37jlM368 ping pong balls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0k8cfIqwEQ foil


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on August 26, 2008, 01:55:54 PM
the new guy in the cube right next to mine keeps clearing his throat all frikkin day long and hes loud when he does it. Its driving me NUTS!! [bacon]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on August 26, 2008, 02:00:24 PM
the new guy in the cube right next to mine keeps clearing his throat all frikkin day long and hes loud when he does it. Its driving me NUTS!! [bacon]

some ass a couple cubes down has started clipping his nails or something. and then i have super gay guy on the other side of me talking about how hard it is to pass kidney stones and who's a bottom or top. Completely inappropriate.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on August 26, 2008, 02:42:27 PM
some ass a couple cubes down has started clipping his nails or something. and then i have super gay guy on the other side of me talking about how hard it is to pass kidney stones and who's a bottom or top. Completely inappropriate.

He told me he liked bottom, WTF!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on August 27, 2008, 11:57:00 AM
I just sold some things to the Czysz's for the C1 dyno intake. Heard word that our man Ray (the hater) is back with DNA, as employed.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on August 27, 2008, 01:18:49 PM

Ray hates's us.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on August 27, 2008, 06:10:06 PM
Ray hates's me.



 [evil]

 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 28, 2008, 05:36:20 AM
I am going to the track today!! Woo hoo!!! Stop by and say hello if you wanna. Should be outside pits..easy on and off.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 30, 2008, 06:08:39 PM
Okay... did I miss something... I just heard that MV Agusta was bought by Harley Davidson... WTF???


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on August 30, 2008, 07:10:44 PM
Old news . . . move along.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 30, 2008, 08:23:03 PM
Sounds like they sealed the deal...

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/article/?article=33200

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Article_Page.aspx?ArticleID=6909


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 30, 2008, 09:34:27 PM
The only reason I mentioned this was cause I hit up MotoCorsa today and there seemed like an unusual number of Harleys in the lot... I asked about it... and Mat said, "Ever since Harley bought MV.... they been coming around to see what it's all about."


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on August 31, 2008, 04:12:46 PM
The only reason I mentioned this was cause I hit up MotoCorsa today and there seemed like an unusual number of Harleys in the lot... I asked about it... and Mat said, "Ever since Harley bought MV.... they been coming around to see what it's all about."

I can just imagine the conversations in the show room now . . .   ;D

     Joe-Bob:  Hey, Elroy - lookee thar.  What's that purty shiny black mud gaurd made of?

     Elroy:  Oh, yeah.  Joe-Bob, that thar mateeriul is that new-fangled charcoal-fiber glass . . .

Zing.  Ouch.  I know.  I'm sorry.  I'm gonna to hell for that.   [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on August 31, 2008, 09:09:41 PM
Heh, good grief, there's some sheep for you. HD buys MV, and since HD has infinite wisdom, it is now O.K. to like MV.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on August 31, 2008, 09:19:56 PM
I'm sure Dark Knight had nothing to do with it.

(http://boinkme.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/mv_r312_10.jpg)

Hell, even mouth-breathers like Batman.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Joshua on September 01, 2008, 09:28:25 AM
The only reason I mentioned this was cause I hit up MotoCorsa today and there seemed like an unusual number of Harleys in the lot... I asked about it... and Mat said, "Ever since Harley bought MV.... they been coming around to see what it's all about."
I've always liked the look of MV. i don't know to much about the company itself, but if Hd just bought them, they must be going in the shitter. Pretty soon you start see make the beast with two backsing sissy bar's in the back of them and nothing but beer belly jackass's riding them. ;)

Will the shop that produce's MV be closed down or will Hd move the whole thing and Producer them along side Buell?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: phlipmode on September 01, 2008, 11:54:59 AM
Here's more info on the HD/MV buyout...for now it looks as if MV will remain in Italy.. http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2008/07/11/harley-davidson-aquiring-mv-agusta-its-official/ (http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2008/07/11/harley-davidson-aquiring-mv-agusta-its-official/)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on September 01, 2008, 03:29:23 PM
That Agusta has thee coolest tail of any moto.  [evil]

Yo Morilla, how were the races up in Kirkland? How's you do? Give us a report if you would.
Did the wife give birth yet?  8)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on September 01, 2008, 09:36:40 PM
Due to corporate mergers/buyouts and such, it turns out that HD owned MV back in the late 60s/early 70s.  So MV is returning to a former owner. ;D

According to what I've seen, MV will remain in Italy with it's own r&d and design.   [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on September 02, 2008, 04:58:59 AM
That Agusta has thee coolest tail of any moto.  [evil]


Speaking of nice tails . . . Jacob . . . your ride has a mighty fine rear.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 02, 2008, 06:34:00 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on September 02, 2008, 06:57:39 AM
;D

Whachoo smilin at?  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 02, 2008, 07:20:39 AM
Speaking of nice tails . . . Jacob . . . your ride has a mighty fine rear.

Ohh... I get it... and the motorcycle looked nice too.   [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 02, 2008, 07:53:41 AM
 :-* to both of you.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 02, 2008, 08:15:10 AM
That Agusta has thee coolest tail of any moto.  [evil]

Yo Morilla, how were the races up in Kirkland? How's you do? Give us a report if you would.
Did the wife give birth yet?  8)

Hey Billy.

The weekend was awesome!  I got 4 laps before my first race on Saturday.  :)  I will write up a full report and post it shortly, but here are the highlights;

First race took 9th, second took 11th, and third took 14th.  My lap times are pretty good for less then 28 laps total on the track.  My quickest was a 1:42, the fastest guys turn 1:30s as a reference.  :)

Cierra went with me, and no, spawn didnt pop out yet.  :)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 02, 2008, 08:16:30 AM
I should also mention, I beat some of the local guys too.  :)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on September 02, 2008, 08:29:38 AM
I should also mention, I beat some of the local guys too.  :)

Swamp  ???

That was your first time on that speedway too huh? Good job dude  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 02, 2008, 08:39:07 AM
Thanks Billy, I really really enjoyed myself up there this weekend.  I am pretty sure you could see it on my face all weekend.  :)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 02, 2008, 08:21:52 PM
Sounds like a good weekend Mo!  Can't wait to read the whole write-up.  [thumbsup]

Well, took my wheels into Cycle Gear to have the new Pilot Powers mounted and balanced.  So... anybody know, is it normal to have to discombobulate the front brakes to get the wheel off?  Wheel interferes with the calipers, so they had to get unbolted from the forks.  Calipers wouldn't fit between the rim and the rotors until I removed the pads.  Didn't realise how much I'd have to disassemble to just get the wheel off... wondering if that's normal.

I'm definitely gonna be buying a frontstand, because with two bikes of my own, and being a DIYer, I'm gonna need it.  ;)  So, anyone have experience with the Pit Bull as compared to the Woodcraft front stands?  They're the same price...  Mo, I think you've mentioned working with both... what're the pros and cons of each?  On the Pit Bull side of things, I'd be buying the "new" front, which apparently fixed the goofy pivot issue.

Oh yeah, Mo, we're gonna need to talk about a Woodcraft order... I'm accumulating a list of stuff that's needed.  ;)  Looks like two sets of 8mm swingarm slider spools, an '07 CBR600RR left side engine case guard, and clipons for an '05 CBR600RR.  I may need frame sliders for the '05 as well, but it depends on whether I order the Armour Bodies set this year... they're including a set of Woodcraft frame sliders.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 02, 2008, 08:57:59 PM
Dan, did you remove your caliper bolts (you mentioned removing them from the forks), this is all you should need to do to get the calipers free of the rotors and out of the location between the outer rim and rotor.  All my bikes have enough space between the rotor and rim to remove the caliper.

Let me know about the woodcraft stuff and I will get it ordered.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 03, 2008, 11:52:10 AM
Yeah, I removed the two bolts holding the caliper to the fork leg... then I couldn't get it out between the rotor and the rim.  Tried working with it for a few minutes, but all that resulted in was scratching the rim.  >:(  Finally I gave up and pulled the pads, then it would rotate just enough to come out between the rim and rotor.

I'll try to firm up the list of Woodcraft stuff here shortly.  What's your opinion of their front stand as opposed to the new Pit Bull design?  Or is there another brand you prefer?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on September 03, 2008, 12:20:20 PM
Nice tagline BB.  [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on September 03, 2008, 01:01:27 PM
What is this "new" Pit Bull stand that you speak of? I shall search me a looksee

Awe yes

 [coffee]

okay

Hmmm


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 03, 2008, 03:51:11 PM
I prefer the construction of the pit bull brand over all others.  Tho the Woodcraft stand works, its kind of "flimsy" IMO.

Next time I see your SS I will take a look at the calipers.  Im guessing its a matter of twisting it this way, or that, to get it to clear the rotors without scratching your rims.  Elias may know too, he had one of those bikes (newer tho).



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 04, 2008, 02:05:47 AM
It's 3 am... still working... aint gone to bed yet... software that is dependant upon back end tables to trigger things.... aaaargh!!! I hate it when a plan doesn't come together.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on September 04, 2008, 04:32:31 AM
Quitcher pregnant dogin . . . it pays for your toys  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 04, 2008, 06:49:58 AM
Shh.... don't make it sound like I am getting something good out of it.  [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 04, 2008, 07:58:32 PM
Nice tagline BB.  [cheeky]

Which one? The Einstein quote, or the "right wing religious kook"?

I figgured they were both fitting. ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on September 05, 2008, 04:32:53 AM
The kook one . . . you kook  [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 06, 2008, 11:52:17 AM
Thank you everybody for a wonderful time while I was in Oregon!

And special thanks to JohnnyDucati for escorting me and picking me up. Woulda been in some trouble without you. *big hugs*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 06, 2008, 12:20:09 PM
Glad you had a good time, JB!  [thumbsup]


So yeah, in other inane ramblings... I test rode that beautiful ST4s at BMW of Western Oregon.  Schweet machine... but it really doesn't have enough legroom.  That, and the seat kind pushes one forward, so it's awkward to try scooting back in the saddle, and I gotta be able to move around on long rides.

Otherwise, it had Helibars, Throttlemeister barends, heated grips, Termi pipes, and I think it had the DP Comfort saddle.  Really clean bike, ultra-low miles.  Owned by an enthusiast with multiple motorcycles, which is why it had so few miles.  That 996 mill was awesome.  Merging onto the freeway in 2nd gear without even breathing hard... very nice, indeed.

If'n any of you are looking for an ST... go out there to the BMW shop in Tigard and look at that '04.  If it had more legroom, I'd be figuring out financing right now.  Instead, I'll be budgeting for and looking for an Uglystrada with the S package (Ohlins suspension, CF goodies, etc).


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 06, 2008, 10:04:31 PM
oh no!

I gave Mo gin for his b-day! 8)

 [evil] [evil]

krolik


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 06, 2008, 10:50:33 PM
Oh crap... so did I.... Veektooor and Ryan giving Mo gin... where is mother... I think he needs to be here.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on September 07, 2008, 07:24:06 AM
Thankfully I escaped without harm . . . virginity in tact.  Not before he got in a butt grab though  :o


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on September 07, 2008, 09:48:45 AM
Yeah, Mo was passing out man-hugs left and right. :-X

Luckily I had my riding jacket on, and the back protector did it's job. ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 07, 2008, 10:07:29 AM
Haters!

Thanks for coming out yesterday, I had a great time!!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 08, 2008, 07:33:43 AM
You know what can really ruin a beautiful Sunday??? Having your bike in the shop... crikeys. I hope they call today and I can go pick it up... oh crap... they aren't open today either..... ya know.... Corsa needs to be open 24/7.  That would be cool.

On a side note... I almost took Julie's 250 out for a nice ride... just cause I was bored....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on September 08, 2008, 09:00:19 AM
You know what else ruins a beautiful sunday?  Spending 4hrs from 10-2pm in the ED cause your kid has a high fever and has a rash broken out all over him, find out he has strep throat then come back home and hurry to get a metal cutting blade on your chop saw cause chuck is coming over at 4pm to help with your pipe chop job just to strip out the screw on your saw so you cant change the blades out then having to call chuck at 3:30 while hes on the road to call it off after youve been waiting all week to get those chopped pipes on and take a ride with some loud pipes. Now that sucks!!  [bang] [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on September 08, 2008, 09:01:26 AM
use a hack saw


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on September 08, 2008, 09:11:13 AM
. . . your kid has a high fever and has a rash broken out all over him, find out he has strep throat

If I had any reservations about you cancelling yesterday that absolves them all . . . yah I wanna be around a breeding pit of infection  :P


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 08, 2008, 09:22:29 AM
I just spent two hours on hold with the fircking IRS... for the lady to say... "Hold on, I think I have an answer for you... one more minute..." and then she hangs up on me..... aaargghhh..... and now the phone number, when I dial it back... says, "Due to an unusually high call volume, we can not accept your call at this time." CLICK.

If any private company was run the way the IRS is.... well, they would be bankrupt and sued by a million people.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 08, 2008, 11:17:59 AM
I just spent two hours on hold with the fircking IRS... for the lady to say... "Hold on, I think I have an answer for you... one more minute..." and then she hangs up on me..... aaargghhh..... and now the phone number, when I dial it back... says, "Due to an unusually high call volume, we can not accept your call at this time." CLICK.

If any private company was run the way the IRS is.... well, they would be bankrupt and sued by a million people.

This is why I find it humorous when the government is called to "investigate" private companies for running themselves like... well, like the government. [roll]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on September 08, 2008, 12:24:47 PM
If any private company was run the way the IRS is.... well, they would be bankrupt and sued by a million people.

I think they are http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/ (http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/)
 :-\



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on September 09, 2008, 06:53:52 PM
The sign at the Quik-e-mart on the corner of SE Holgate & SE 82nd has the perfect white trash haiku:

Cheap Beer
Lottery
Tobacco


 [evil]


Too bad I didn't have a camera. :'(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on September 10, 2008, 08:13:05 PM
I'm G-ingTFO of here tomorrow. Who's got a washer/dryer, no cats, an unused area to park my loud-ass diesel, some garage space for my M900, and an empty room on the east side that they wanna rent me? :P


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on September 10, 2008, 09:16:13 PM
I'm G-ingTFO of here tomorrow. Who's got a washer/dryer, no cats, an unused area to park my loud-ass diesel, some garage space for my M900, and an empty room on the east side that they wanna rent me? :P

You stay put  ;)

I live near the aforementioned haiku with two cats and a pug  :-\

What happened? Job done? You quit?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on September 10, 2008, 09:24:04 PM
Job done, all built, nothing left to do here. 8) Laid off, going back to the Shop off of Airport and 122nd.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 11, 2008, 03:40:00 PM
I'm G-ingTFO of here tomorrow. Who's got a washer/dryer, no cats, an unused area to park my loud-ass diesel, some garage space for my M900, and an empty room on the east side that they wanna rent me? :P

Sadly, the only two points on this list that matches me is "washer/dryer" and "no cats"...  I only have a 1 bedroom apt, and being a straight guy, I'm not really into sharing that with another dude.  ;)

Still trying to figure out how to get my trackbike from my parents' garage into my own... between the bicycles, tool shelves, project car, spares, and the 900SS, it's pretty much stuffed.

Anyway, it'll be cool to have ya back in town, mang.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on September 11, 2008, 04:57:31 PM
I only have a 1 bedroom apt, and being a straight guy, I'm not really into sharing that with another dude.  ;)


Awwww come on, what's wrong with a little man-love? Ask Mo and Mother, it's a beautiful thing!!   ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 11, 2008, 08:16:31 PM
Awwww come on, what's wrong with a little man-love? Ask Mo and Mother, it's a beautiful thing!!   ;D

 [laugh]

That's debatable...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 11, 2008, 08:23:23 PM
[laugh]

That's debatable...

+11ty billion


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on September 11, 2008, 08:36:18 PM
Seriously. You're just not my type, Dan.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on September 11, 2008, 08:46:57 PM
Seriously. You're just not my type, Dan.

What?  You're not into beards?



 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 12, 2008, 06:12:25 AM
I went riding yesterday!!! Woo hoo!!! Yippeee!!!! Yehaw!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on September 12, 2008, 08:39:06 AM
What?  You're not into beards?



 ;D

[puke]^10


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 12, 2008, 10:49:19 AM
There is nothing quite like good man love.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on September 12, 2008, 11:09:59 AM
[laugh]

That's debatable...

No, there's no debate about it.

NO M-A-N bits!  :-X


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 12, 2008, 01:17:03 PM
Seriously. You're just not my type, Dan.

That's okay by me.

No, there's no debate about it.

NO M-A-N bits!  :-X

I knew you'd take my side on this one.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 12, 2008, 01:37:32 PM
I knew you'd take my side on this one.

Dude... that's Chuck... he will take your side.... your front... your back... and then put you away wet. Don't give him an opening like that.  [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 12, 2008, 04:58:24 PM
Yeah, well, there are only so many non-innuendo ways to phrase stuff...

If someone wants to twist every possible phrase into a deplorable sexual joke, it's their problem they haven't figured out how to grow up.

But hey, why should I rant about this when Foamy has already done a pretty good job...
http://www.youtube.com/v/kBV7HahMUO8&hl=en&fs=1


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 12, 2008, 05:08:43 PM
Oooookay. So....ummmm...hows the weather out there?

I think I'm gonna get these to replace the busted up mirror I left Mother with. I'm almost positive they'll fit his bike but I figured I'd ask those more knowledgeable. They'll fit right?

(http://www.pjsparts.com/catalog/images/BS070Ax.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on September 12, 2008, 05:11:16 PM
Ooooo... Rizoma Retro Reverse mirrors. Very sexy!  [thumbsup]

Sorry, can't tell you if they'd fit or not, but I'd think so.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 12, 2008, 05:15:04 PM
Ooooo... Rizoma Retro Reverse mirrors. Very sexy!  [thumbsup]

Sorry, can't tell you if they'd fit or not, but I'd think so.



I think so too. They might even be the same that he has now but I kinda make the beast with two backsed those up.  :-[

Might even buy some for my bike.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on September 12, 2008, 05:17:08 PM
I think so too. They might even be the same that he has now but I kinda make the beast with two backsed those up.  :-[

Uh oh. Anything we should know about?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 12, 2008, 05:22:04 PM
Uh oh. Anything we should know about?

There's actually a mention of it in NMC. Thread is called The Curse or something. Basically I hit some deep gravel and washed out pretty good. Tank dent, rattle can paint job is worse than it was, bent clip on, mirror messed up, and I believe the control box (not sure if this is the right term, its where the turn signal buttons are and such) is messed up. Signals work tho. So bit by bit, I'm fixing what he'll let me fix (i.e. the tank is getting sent off in the winter, now I'm looking for mirrors whether he likes it or not).

Shit happens. Just wanna make sure I'm getting the right stuff to fix it up you know?

Although, at least I have a good reason for dumping the bike. I heard that someone backed over a coat hanger and dropped his.... ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on September 12, 2008, 05:43:14 PM
Gotcha. Sounds like the damage is similar to when I put my bike in the ditch in May.

Those are some seriously sexy mirrors.

As for the control box, I'm guessing the switches don't always want to rock back and forth and/or cancel?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 12, 2008, 05:50:58 PM
Gotcha. Sounds like the damage is similar to when I put my bike in the ditch in May.

Those are some seriously sexy mirrors.

As for the control box, I'm guessing the switches don't always want to rock back and forth and/or cancel?

Not sure what exactly is up with the control box. It might just be cracked. I didn't get a chance to fully inspect it but the signals seemed to work fine and cancelled. I'll find out more technical details and make sure there's nothing I can do to fix those.

I really do like those mirrors. I'll just steal em for myself  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 12, 2008, 06:01:32 PM
I am not certain... but I think Dan just told me that I suck ass....  ;D    I am sure glad we have him around. I remember when he would never say something like that.  [thumbsup]  I think our boy is all grown up!

 [clap]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 12, 2008, 09:01:55 PM
Yeah, well, there are only so many non-innuendo ways to phrase stuff...

If someone wants to twist every possible phrase into a deplorable sexual joke, it's their problem they haven't figured out how to grow up.

But hey, why should I rant about this when Foamy has already done a pretty good job...
http://www.youtube.com/v/kBV7HahMUO8&hl=en&fs=1

Are you suggesting I have not grown up?

Define grown up.

What makes someone more grown up then another?

Are you all grown up?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on September 12, 2008, 09:41:02 PM
Oh boy, another uptight remark  :'( I'm crying again. Loosen up Dan-o, sin a little it helps. Get it wet and get some release.   [evil]   :-* peace


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on September 12, 2008, 09:58:45 PM
mmm... boobies...



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on September 14, 2008, 03:53:51 AM
(http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/5650/ikewz6.jpg)

And I have drag radials. :D Guess I'll wait it out.  :P


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on September 14, 2008, 08:12:16 AM
Sucks to be you right now. ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on September 14, 2008, 02:19:12 PM
There's no red in there... sheesh!  Ya wuss!  :P  j/k


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on September 14, 2008, 03:24:55 PM
. . . Get it wet and get some release.   [evil]   :-* peace

Can I get that same prescription please Dr. Bones?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 16, 2008, 08:07:51 AM
So... they are finally finishing the damn Oleson Road... but that means a week of night paving... and the construction headquarters is directly accross from my master bedroom... all night... semi trucks going back and forth... and pavers and all that loud noises and flashing lights... and now we find out it gets worse... when they remove the construction office... they will replace it with a temporary fire station.... while they rebuild the old one... a year of 8-12 calls per day.... flashing lights and loud noises.... aaargh.... Don't get me wrong... firefighters are cool... and the EMT's are all nice peeps.... but sleep would be nice at some point too. Just venting.  [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on September 16, 2008, 09:35:11 AM
Good, so you'll be up when we are then, when we're dealing with a fussy newborn.

We'll call you.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 16, 2008, 09:59:43 AM
Good, so you'll be up when we are then, when we're dealing with a fussy newborn.

We'll call you.

Funny you say that. The chick next door is preggers... and she was going off on the fire chief last night at our community meeting... and we were trying to calm her down cause it wasn't his fault that the county was puting them there... but the baby room will be facing the fire station and about 25 feet from the sirens and lights.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 16, 2008, 10:09:36 AM
Funny you say that. The chick next door is preggers... and she was going off on the fire chief last night at our community meeting... and we were trying to calm her down cause it wasn't his fault that the county was puting them there... but the baby room will be facing the fire station and about 25 feet from the sirens and lights.

Ryan do you sleep with a noise maker? No, not your wife. One of those little machines that makes white noise.

I used to date a guy that lived across the street from a station and the machine made a big difference.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 16, 2008, 10:34:54 AM
I thought he lived in the fire station?

damn I get confused quickly these days.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 16, 2008, 10:39:33 AM
I thought he lived in the fire station?

damn I get confused quickly these days.



Did you see the past tense in that sentence?

And I refuse to live in a fire station. The calls that come through the radio are make the beast with two backsing loud. Never. Ever.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 16, 2008, 11:54:35 AM
Cat Calls?

or

Cat Cow?

quit confusing me!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on September 16, 2008, 01:31:49 PM
unless the fire guys are rookies or just plain rahrah's

they will not leave the station code 3

they will drive out slowly until they are outside the residential area they are stationed in before turning on the lights and noisebox

they understand they don't want to piss in the sanbox


...except you are in Treasure Valley's area aren't you?...TVF&R?

they are all rahrah's


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 16, 2008, 01:45:55 PM

...except you are in Treasure Valley's area aren't you?...TVF&R?

they are all rahrah's

Yup... all TVF&R... although my neighbors had a fit when they pulled up in the engine.... they jake braked in the drive... and that engine growled loud enough to rattle the window panes... so the lights and noise when leaving may be nothing compared to when they return.

I sure pregnant dog a lot. I need alcohol.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on September 16, 2008, 01:53:55 PM
Hhmm

this is my point of view

your neighbors are all pregnant doging now

and

will continue to pregnant dog and piss and moan and carry on like this is the worst thing to happen to them

right up to the point when grandpa has a stroke, grandma falls and breaks a hip, or little johny lights the curtains on fire

then all of a sudden

none of it will matter

and

having the firetruck next door will seem very advantageous



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 16, 2008, 02:11:42 PM

i used to think girls with long hair were advantageous, you know, handles!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 16, 2008, 03:00:11 PM
i used to think girls with long hair were advantageous, you know, handles!



"used to think" indicates that you no longer think that.... what changed?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on September 16, 2008, 03:43:04 PM
"used to think" indicates that you no longer think that.... what changed?

one actually came to him and he no longer had to chase them into alleys and drag them out by their hair


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 16, 2008, 04:31:26 PM
one actually came to him and he no longer had to chase them into alleys and drag them out by their hair

Note: this is Mothers experience as well...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on September 16, 2008, 05:47:57 PM
Note: this is Mothers experience as well...

Wait, Mother has short hair, what did Mo drag him by!?!? :o


 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on September 16, 2008, 05:51:54 PM
Being pregnant actually makes your hair grow twice as fast.

Also twice as strong, doesn't pull out as easily.  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on September 16, 2008, 05:56:19 PM
I don't know if I should have just read that.

I feel dirty...

Yet, oddly, aroused.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 16, 2008, 06:08:54 PM
wait, Jacob is pregnant?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 16, 2008, 06:09:16 PM
Wait, Mother has short hair, what did Mo drag him by!?!? :o


 ;D

goddamnit.  >:(


 [laugh]


I don't know if I should have just read that.

I feel dirty...

Yet, oddly, aroused.

....me too....
 [evil]



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 16, 2008, 06:10:26 PM
wait, Jacob is pregnant?



well now the moodiness makes sense  :o


i kid baby! i kid!!
i wub you  :-*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 16, 2008, 06:22:30 PM
When I wub him, it gets all sticky.  Same for you?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 16, 2008, 06:29:24 PM
When I wub him, it gets all sticky.  Same for you?



Yup. Then he falls asleep and snores.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 16, 2008, 06:35:26 PM
strange, he usually has be get the peanut butter, then kicks me out, and asks me to let the dogs in.

he scares me.

 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 16, 2008, 06:45:33 PM

he scares me.

 

me too dear. me too.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 17, 2008, 08:44:44 AM
Hey guys.... keep a watch on them construction zones... according to the news today...

A rider in black on a red "high performance" motorcycle... ignored the plea of a flagger to slow down and ended up plowing through a flagger further down the road... giving the lady multiple broken bones.

I know this is not the type of riding that any of us do... but with all the construction going on... just be aware that the flaggers have a job to do... and it is to keep the road workers safe. Slow down a bit... or avoid the construction.

My venting is over... just hate when one idiot rider gives cycles a bad name in the news.

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2008/09/flagger_hurt_in_hitandrun_he_a.html


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on September 17, 2008, 10:31:27 AM
ok whatever

that article is a bunch of shit

several things wrong with it

1) there isn't a phantom rider out there using his bike to deliberately run down flaggers

2) He didn't aim for her, she froze up...target fixation on the biker. That is what we call victim hysteria

3) He didn't gun the motor, he downshifted, thus raising the motor RPM, also a part of victim hysteria

4) she is a flagger, not a god damn super hero, get out of the make the beast with two backsing road lady

Part of becoming a fire dewd is flagger school, it is actually the most dangerous part of our job, resullting in the most injuries

one thing that is preached over and over is NEVER stand in the path of traffic

use your sign, throw flares, throw the sign, do whatever, but do not stand in traffic

there are all kinds of things in the drivers line of sight behind you, mainly blinking lights, thus your 1 or 2 reflective stripes and your sign are not nearly enough to truly get someones attention

So now, this dumb pregnant dog violates the simplist/most importand rule, experiences the classic "deer in the headlights" effect

and

Now has the sympathy of public opinion

So an accident that was most likely a simple "I didn't see her"  or at worst a DUI

is now attempted murder with a hit and run felony

Granted the rider made a poor choice

but the media once again ramps up a one sided story for gore and glory

I hate the make the beast with two backsing media







Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 17, 2008, 10:54:59 AM
Nice to hear your view point. I can see what you are talking about.  It's like the people who drive slowly in the fast lane cause they think that nobody should be speeding... so they take it into their own hands to correct the problem. Lady should have moved, yes. 

My only point to this was... rider had ample opportunity to slow down if construction workers had enough time to radio ahead to tell lady to slow him down... and now riders of "high performance" cycles get a bad name.

Just emphasizes my belief that people are stupid. All of them.  I could make exemptions  for you, me, and other people in the group... but I am too tired... and I am too stupid...  so... people are stupid. All of them.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 17, 2008, 11:47:18 AM
Did you guys read the story?

There were two flaggers.  The first one was giving him the "slow down" sign with his hands, then once he stopped at the first flagger, they engaged in vocal love making for a few minutes, then the guy on the bike started moving forward, ran around a dump truck, and Second flagger (deer light effect lady) tried to stop him or some shit and got hit while the guy was trying to avoid a truck, and what ever else was happening at the same time.

However, no one should flee the scene of an accident, regardless of the reason for said accident.

Rider is a douche and the flagger an idiot, IMO.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 17, 2008, 11:55:15 AM
Did you guys read the story?

Rider is a douche and the flagger an idiot, IMO.

I heard the story on the news this morning and then posted the link. I did re-read the story. I think you are correct - The rider is a douche and the flagger is an idiot.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: oregunduc on September 17, 2008, 01:41:34 PM
It's sucks to here any one gets hurt just doing their job, and having some flagging time under the belt people can be real jackasses sometimes, while both were douche bags the funniest if there is a funny part was the description of the bike:

"The man was riding a red, high-performance motorcycle and wearing a black helmet and black motorcycle outfit. The driver appeared to be about 220 to 250 pounds and is possibly in his 30s." Yup that narrows it down to about half the bikes and riders on the street.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on September 17, 2008, 03:00:12 PM
It's sucks to here any one gets hurt just doing their job, and having some flagging time under the belt people can be real jackasses sometimes, while both were douche bags the funniest if there is a funny part was the description of the bike:

"The man was riding a red, high-performance motorcycle and wearing a black helmet and black motorcycle outfit. The driver appeared to be about 220 to 250 pounds and is possibly in his 30s." Yup that narrows it down to about half the bikes and riders on the street.

kinda points straight at Mo actually

anyone seen the 749 latlely?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on September 17, 2008, 03:02:48 PM
Did you guys read the story?

There were two flaggers.  The first one was giving him the "slow down" sign with his hands, then once he stopped at the first flagger, they engaged in vocal love making for a few minutes, then the guy on the bike started moving forward, ran around a dump truck, and Second flagger (deer light effect lady) tried to stop him or some shit and got hit while the guy was trying to avoid a truck, and what ever else was happening at the same time.

However, no one should flee the scene of an accident, regardless of the reason for said accident.

Rider is a douche and the flagger an idiot, IMO.



I re-read the story

Here I'll even post it

Here's what Teresa Gunther remembers:

She was working as a flagger near a construction project at Northwest Thompson and Miller when her coworkers radioed ahead for her to stop a speeding motorcycle. So Gunther, 59, stepped into the road and called for the motorcyclist to slow down. The flaggers, she told him, were trying to save lives.

Instead of slowing down, the motorcyclist pointed his bike in her direction and accelerated.

"He aimed for me," she recalled, a bit groggily from her bed at Emanuel Hospital this morning. "He knew he hit me. He hit me head on.

"I feel like he tried to murder me," said Gunther, who has two broken legs, a deflated lung and a broken wrist.

Portland police are still looking for the motorcyclist. The man was riding a red, high-performance motorcycle and wearing a black helmet and black motorcycle outfit. The driver appeared to be about 220 to 250 pounds and is possibly in his 30s. The bike should have some front-end damage, police said.

She said she was hit while she stood about two blocks from the intersection of Northwest Thompson and Miller.

Gunther, who lives in the Gales Creek area and works for this Washington County company, said the incident should serve as a reminder to motorists: "They need to slow down at the orange signs and care about the people who are working in the road."





I don't see anything about stopping at the first flagger

or

anything about avoiding a dumptruck

so

tell us about the dumptruck maurice?





Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on September 17, 2008, 03:20:18 PM
i cant believe the dude hit someone and drove away from it. Dam now thats some skills.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on September 17, 2008, 07:20:52 PM
i cant believe the dude hit someone and drove away from it. Dam now thats some skills.

Word!   [evil]

 [bacon]



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 18, 2008, 07:22:02 AM
$1000 reward now... let's turn Mo in   ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 18, 2008, 10:33:25 AM
I'll need to knock the dust of the 749 first.  It should at least look like its been rode.  :)

oh, and lick my taint you beethces


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 18, 2008, 11:28:02 AM
oh, and lick my taint you beethces

Not into sloppy seconds.  [puke]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on September 18, 2008, 12:45:17 PM
Wait Jacobs pregnant, Ryan is a firefighter, and Mo is a phantom rider....

Whoaaaaaa... if you don't check the boards for a few days and you really get confused.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 18, 2008, 12:53:46 PM
Wait Jacobs pregnant, Ryan is a firefighter, and Mo is a phantom rider....

Whoaaaaaa... if you don't check the boards for a few days and you really get confused.

Where you been man? We misses you. You going to be on the track this weekend?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on September 18, 2008, 01:01:15 PM
I have been at home or work mostly.  :-\

I am saving money as of now..... I see a new bike in the future.

I'll be racing Sunday.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 18, 2008, 01:17:15 PM
I'll be racing Sunday.  ;D

No Saturday practice?  Need a sponsor?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 18, 2008, 01:23:33 PM
is it october yet?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 18, 2008, 02:13:07 PM
Okay, dredging up an old topic, because I didn't want this subject sitting unresolved.

I'd have gotten to these earlier, but:
--On Monday I was logged in for all of 5 minutes when I clicked a DMF thread title and got the "Server Busy" error.  It gave me that for the rest of the day.
--On Tuesday I wrote a 955-word essay in reply, only to rethink posting it.
--On Wednesday work was too nuts for me to rewrite said essay.

So here we are, on Thursday, and I'm finally getting around to last weekend's topic... so below you'll find the shorter version.

I am not certain... but I think Dan just told me that I suck ass....  ;D    I am sure glad we have him around. I remember when he would never say something like that.  [thumbsup]  I think our boy is all grown up!

 [clap]

Sarcasm duly noted. ;)


Are you suggesting I have not grown up?

Define grown up.

What makes someone more grown up then another?

Are you all grown up?

I'm not going to sit here and pass judgment on individuals (regardless of the fact the name "Dan" is Hebrew for "He judged").  If you watched Foamy's rant and feel like you were targeted, then perhaps it's time for some introspection.  Each individual will have to determine that for themselves.

Not going to define "grown up" other than to say that there are certain behaviours which are not attributed to maturity... crass sexual jokes among them.

No, I certainly don't profess to be "all grown up."  When it comes to crass jokes, specifically, I'm less "grown up" than my church friends, but also consider my behaviour to be more mature than that of many members here.  Based on this experience, in the grand scheme of things I'd guess that I'm somewhere in the middle (again, on this specific subject matter).  Not on the low end, but there's still plenty of room for improvement.


Oh boy, another uptight remark  :'( I'm crying again. Loosen up Dan-o, sin a little it helps. Get it wet and get some release.   [evil]   :-* peace

I respectfully disagree.  Sin doesn't help.  Sin, like its partners procrastination and masturbation, kinda goes like thusly:
It may feel good while it lasts, but in the end, you're only screwing yourself.

----------------------
WARNING: Sermon Ahead
----------------------

Hellfire is a whale of a price to pay for the temporary "pleasure" of giving in to sin.  Besides, the guilty conscience after-the-fact far outweighs any temporary pleasure.  Why the guilty conscience?  Think of it this way: I know there's this dude, who ~2000 years ago allowed himself to be brutally killed to pay the penalty for the sins of people who openly despised Him.  I have a LOT of respect for that.  I'll be trying to honor Him and what He did, as opposed to ungraciously throwing His gift back in His face.  That "dude" is Jesus.

As an aside... I did leave for a while earlier this year.  People noticed, and sent messages, so I made time to come back.  Not sure why I was missed... if anything, I thought my open & blunt morality would have worn out its welcome a long time ago.

To be clear, I don't want anyone here to think that I hate them.  That is very far from the truth.  I appreciate all of you, and love you as brothers and fellow human beings.  Here's the deal: I firmly believe there is a heaven and a hell, and it is very disheartening to see people I care about rush toward a horrible eternal suffering for the sake of a little temporary "fun".  If/when I take a leave of absence, it's not because I don't like any of you... quite the opposite: it's because I cannot bear to watch the self-destructive habits & lifestyle choices of those I care about.

Kinda feels like this: [bang]

And now to live up to my handle:

Quote
28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?" 29Jesus answered, "The most important is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' 31 The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."[/b]
Mark 12:28-31 (ESV, source: www.biblegateway.com)

Obviously, I often fail at this... but it's still the ideal I strive toward.  Love the sinner and hate the sin.

God bless, friends.  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 18, 2008, 02:44:18 PM
Dan!! Welcome back. I hope you don't take our badgering to heart. I think you are a great guy and I respect your religious beliefs. I have my own, that I tend to keep to myself for my own reasons, but I wish I had your conviction.  We tend to flop those crass zingers back and forth at each other... mainly cause its the web... and it allows us to be crass without societal repercussions. Occassionally, it is even humorous. That foamy rant was one of the funniest things I had watched in awhile. I tend to agree with it. I am getting tired of the constant usage of, "That's what she said."  However, I still make just as many snarky comments as most of the crude and crass people on here. If I have offended... I am sorry. It was not the intent. I will try and share the crassness with those who like to keep score with zingers. It's not for everyone.

Other than that... I hope to see you at the track this weekend. Don't forget to print out one of them coupons from Mo's post.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 18, 2008, 02:51:41 PM
All of you, can we please leave religion (whether its in defense of what you believe or pushing the button of someone that does believe) out of this board? Please? We obviously have widely different views and I'd like it for this to be a place where everyone can be respected and not be preached to or judged (yeah, you're judging us).

Can we also not poke a hornets nest with a stick? Please?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 18, 2008, 03:00:33 PM
JBub - I only got one thing to say back to that.... uh.... boobies!!!!

(  o  Y  o   )
 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 18, 2008, 03:03:51 PM
JBub - I only got one thing to say back to that.... uh.... boobies!!!!

(  o  Y  o   )
 

the one on the right is a little bigger than the other one. might wanna fix that  ;)



dude, i just dont wanna read about it on here. neither the pokin with a stick or the preaching. both sides should be respectful. if we wanna poke at each other for being immature and such, i got no problem with that. but it would be nice if religion could just stay on the politics board or on pm's.



i hate that i'm not gonna get back there til november. i'm gonna try to take a couple weeks to come out there tho and spend more time with y'all. Prolly close to Thanksgiving. Whats the weather like around then? Am i gonna be a BubblePopsicle?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on September 18, 2008, 03:06:45 PM
My step dad is a preacher, my mom highly religious. I have 666 on my bike.....to each his own. People can believe whatever they like, i dont care as long as they dont judge me for what i stand for. Thats how it should be, whos to say whos right or wrong. Not me. [coffee]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on September 18, 2008, 03:09:59 PM
Not going to define "grown up" other than to say that there are certain behaviours which are not attributed to maturity... crass sexual jokes among them.

It is ironic that one must first "grow up" or mature such that crass sexual jokes can be understood.   :-\


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 18, 2008, 03:16:51 PM
Off the topic.... or sorta on the topic.....

It is ironic that one must first "grow up" or mature such that crass sexual jokes can be understood.   :-\

Jon - Your comments made me think something funny....

You guys remember being in grade school and having somebody tell you a crass joke.... and everybody laughing like it was the funniest thing on the planet... but nobody actually understood why it was funny... or what was funny about it... or why a dirty joke had nothing to do with dirt???? 

dunno.... just made me chuckle thinking about the stupid jokes we told...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on September 18, 2008, 03:29:55 PM
I love you guys all no matter what, even if you hate me and me sensless posts. I never mean to offend anyone on here (or anywhere). I also enjoy our ridiculousness. Sometimes I break away from work for a few and open this board and find myself laughing out loud at you crazy foo's, we've all done that right?

Lets stay together. I don't want to brake up  :'(

God bless you sinners  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: 8 lives on September 18, 2008, 06:46:18 PM
We both knew the day had to come.  Me and my monster had a talk and decided that it was time to give up that ugly beer tray she had hanging off the end.  I don't know what took me so long to do it because it looks so much better.  Here are a few pics people can check of the before and after.

Next mod will be a 14T front sprocket.  Still thinking about the integrated tail lights.  Maybe i will go smoked because dirteagles smoked lights on his tricolour looked pretty sick. 

(http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp167/dirtrider1978/Beforesideview.jpg)
(http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp167/dirtrider1978/Beforerearview.jpg)
(http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp167/dirtrider1978/Halfwaytheresideview.jpg)
(http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp167/dirtrider1978/halfwaythererearview.jpg)
(http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp167/dirtrider1978/Aftersideview.jpg)
(http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp167/dirtrider1978/Afterrearview.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on September 18, 2008, 07:08:00 PM
Hi, I'm Chuck and I'm a recovering DMLer!  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on September 18, 2008, 08:22:26 PM
I put the smoked integrated on my Duc and changed out the original orange lenses for smoke and I think it's looks fantastic... course I could be biased but I have a gotten a compliment or two on the bike.. :)

Good luck and the chop looks great!! 
m


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on September 19, 2008, 03:21:52 AM
There are a few folk on here i'd like to poke

one in particular

 [coffee]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 19, 2008, 04:15:22 AM
There are a few folk on here i'd like to poke

one in particular

 [coffee]


that better be me and not Mo.  >:(

 [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on September 19, 2008, 04:27:38 AM
<poke>

<poke>

<poke>

Psssst . . .

<poke>
 [evil]



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 19, 2008, 04:29:11 AM
<poke>

<poke>

<poke>

Psssst . . .

<poke>
 [evil]




gawddamnit quit!  *smacks chuckles* no pokin from you!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on September 19, 2008, 04:44:26 AM
Would you prefer a wet Willie?

<poke>


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 19, 2008, 04:49:58 AM
Would you prefer a wet Willie?

<poke>

ewwwww!!!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on September 19, 2008, 04:52:05 AM
That'd be some funny shit.

Roll up next to someone at a stop light and give em a wet Willie.

Too bad y'all wear full face helmets . . . oh and I guess my gloves would get in the way . . . but still . . . FUNNNNNNY!  [cheeky]

<poke>


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 19, 2008, 04:55:48 AM
That'd be some funny shit.

Roll up next to someone at a stop light and give em a wet Willie.

Too bad y'all wear full face helmets . . . oh and I guess my gloves would get in the way . . . but still . . . FUNNNNNNY!  [cheeky]

<poke>

quit pokin me damnit!

ugh. it needs to hurry up and be october. right now.

hey, i asked yesterday but everyone was intent on reading scripture, whats the weather like out htere in November?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on September 19, 2008, 04:57:30 AM
There are a few folk on here i'd like to poke

one in particular

 [coffee]

Thanks Jacob, last night was wonderful!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on September 19, 2008, 05:05:39 AM
<poke>

Ummmm . . . you're asking the wrong guy.  My perspective of OR is 2 months of nice weather, 2 months of cool weather and 8 months of rain . . .

It's not truly accurate but I'm biased.

If I was gonna try to be accurate I'd say mid 40s to 50s and cloudy with a good chance of rain.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 19, 2008, 05:07:01 AM
<poke>

Ummmm . . . you're asking the wrong guy.  My perspective of OR is 2 months of nice weather, 2 months of cool weather and 8 months of rain . . .

It's not truly accurate but I'm biased.

If I was gonna try to be accurate I'd say mid 40s to 50s and cloudy with a good chance of rain.

well, i should get used to it now right?  :) gonna try to come out and spend a longer amount time than 5 days.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 19, 2008, 09:51:43 AM
November highs can range from low-40's to mid-60's.  Usually a high chance of rain... though we're roughly 10" behind on rain this year, so no telling whether the dry streak will continue, or if we're set to get a deluge soon.

Basically, any fair-weather riding I can do from October through April is a blessing above and beyond what is to be expected in the Willamette Valley.  May is a crapshoot, June is usually getting good, July-August are generally great (if a little hot sometimes), and September rapidly goes from good during the first week or two to crapshoot by the end of the month.

I think Chuckles' analysis is pretty good, actually.  ;D  2 months nice, 2 months cool, 8 months of rain.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on September 19, 2008, 06:24:07 PM
If it's rainin', put on some stuff to keep ya dry... sheesh!  :P

Let us know and maybe we can make it over to meet/visit...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on September 19, 2008, 06:31:21 PM
If it's rainin', put on some stuff to keep ya dry... sheesh!  :P

Let us know and maybe we can make it over to meet/visit...

I'd like that Marv.  [thumbsup]



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on September 20, 2008, 10:41:10 AM
500 !


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on September 20, 2008, 10:56:12 AM
What is the meaning of this patriotic looking "500 !"? Hmm?

I see that you have acquired one of my intimate quotes  [popcorn] S'okay!
 :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on September 20, 2008, 11:22:06 AM
That was the 500th reply to this thread. [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on September 25, 2008, 11:36:39 AM
I have to be on the phone a lot and spell out words for people.

I like to freak them out a little.....  [evil]

Have fun...feel free to add


A as in Arachnid
B as in Bats
C as in Corrosive
D as in Death
E as in Evil
F as in Fight
G as in Gore
H as in Horror
I as in Illness
J as in Jack o' lantern
K as in Kill
L as in Leprosy
M as in Morbid
N as in Necromancy
O as in Obituary
P as in Pain
Q as in Quirt 
R as in Revenge
S as in Suicide
T as in Torture
U as in Undertaker
V as in Vampire
W as in Warlock
X as in X-rated
Y as in Yell
Z as in Zombie



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on September 25, 2008, 08:00:03 PM
P as in Palin
I as in would
N as in Nail her  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on September 25, 2008, 09:05:36 PM
"Alaska is close to Russia"   [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 26, 2008, 10:47:38 AM
"Alaska is close to Russia"   [bang]


That's okay...

A certain someone else is "more qualified" because... well, because he's run a campaign for president.  [roll]

This year's election is a frakin joke all the way around.  It'd be funny if we weren't talking about something as serious as the next leader of the free world...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 26, 2008, 11:09:48 AM
Ooh!  Ooh!  Ooh!

WANT!  :o

(http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photo_StoryLevel/080514/080514-jet-man-hmed-01-10a.hlarge.jpg)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24617833/
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26901489/

 [evil]  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 26, 2008, 12:21:18 PM
Hey... this sounds an awfull lot like politics... and as much as both parties sound like inane rambling.. we must keep our Pac NW section safe from the Mods.

Please talk boobies or bikes. Then we stay safe.  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 26, 2008, 04:37:24 PM
Hence my follow-up post with Rocketman, there...

Seriously, screw the trackbike... that wing thing looks awesome!






Jon started it.
 
[cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on September 26, 2008, 05:14:08 PM
Jon started it.
 [cheeky]

Dan took the bait.
 [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on October 01, 2008, 11:06:09 AM
What NOT to do in a 350Z...

(click the pic to see more)
(http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/attachments/f223/90876d1220897022-crash-mid-ohio-scca-t2-nissan-dsc_0086.jpg) (http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f223/crash-mid-ohio-scca-t2-nissan-61500/)

Also jump to page 3 and check out the in-car camera leading up to the wreck.

Just another reminder of why it's important to have good safety gear... this guy was in a cage, and we're on bikes, sure, but he left the track at 95 mph after a brake failure (think: entering PIR turn 1 after a brake failure  :o)... just imagine your own body flipping through the air like that...  that expensive suit feels a lot more worthwhile now, doesn't it?

I was trying to find a way to not spend $1000 on a Dainese Laguna Seca suit.  After seeing crash pics like these, it has reminded me that a thousand bucks for proper safety gear is actually quite a good deal.

Speaking of crash pics... anyone know where those pics are of the red/silver MV Agusta F4 which had that epic crash at PIR last this year?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 01, 2008, 11:41:48 AM
http://www.onsightproductions.net/

Go to Motorcycle Events  -> Cascade Tracktime 5/8/08 -> Crash

Then you see all the mayhem


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 03, 2008, 07:10:52 AM

Don't be aroused by my confession,
Unless you don't give a good goddamn about redemption
I know Christ is coming
But so am I
You would too if the sexy devil caught your eye
She'll suck you dry
But still you'll cry to get back in her bosom
To do it again
She'll make you weep
But the more you'll cry to be back in her bosom
And do it again

Jesus has risen to no surprise
Even he would martyr his momma to ride to hell between those thighs
Pressure is building at the base of my spine
If I've got to sin to see you again
Then I'm gonna lie lie lie
She'll make you cry
Puscifer lyrics


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on October 05, 2008, 06:00:55 PM
7:00 PM and all is well.

That is all.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 06, 2008, 08:40:40 AM
Played in a pool tournament at the coast... some highlights were filmed for ESPN... hung out with the professional womens pool players at their private party every night... I am still detoxing.... please talk quietly.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on October 06, 2008, 11:04:36 AM
Played in a pool tournament at the coast... some highlights were filmed for ESPN... hung out with the professional womens pool players at their private party every night... I am still detoxing.... please talk quietly.

Cool.

Although, no pictures?  then it didn't happen  ;D.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 06, 2008, 11:33:31 AM
Oh... I got lotsa pics on my cell phone... they aren't going anywhere though... you can see em next time I see ya... I hurt... jaegger bombs and tequilla shots... oye.. I may go home and pass out...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on October 06, 2008, 04:09:03 PM
You really do have a hard life, Ryan.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 06, 2008, 05:27:14 PM
Oh... I got lotsa pics on my cell phone... they aren't going anywhere though... you can see em next time I see ya... I hurt... jaegger bombs and tequilla shots... oye.. I may go home and pass out...

Any pics of the (in)famous Chrissy?  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 07, 2008, 08:03:57 AM
Any pics of the (in)famous Chrissy?  ;)

I haven't the froggiest idea what you are talking about.  [roll]  ;D

You really do have a hard life, Ryan.

It took me two days to detox from that party... last night I felt like I could slit my wrists and bleed 140 proof. That is a hard life. Yikes. It was fun though.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 09, 2008, 06:35:55 AM
he he he he.... today is 1098.... er 10/09/08  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 09, 2008, 06:39:18 AM
Guess that means you're buying me one today then . . . right?

Ummmm. . . hey you asked me if I'd received your PM a while back and I said no . . . yah . . . still haven't gotten it.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 09, 2008, 07:05:55 AM

Ummmm. . . hey you asked me if I'd received your PM a while back and I said no . . . yah . . . still haven't gotten it.

Did you look at all them holy hell pics?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 09, 2008, 07:19:41 AM
Did you look at all them holy hell pics?

Well yes.  Most were from the DML Boobies thread as I recall.  About half of them appeared to be Randall's collection  ;)

But no.  I'm referring to I didn't get the picture titled "Everyone has a slipper clutch" and you said to check my PM.  That was AFTER . . .


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 09, 2008, 07:38:05 AM
Yeah... I guess it was not meant to be.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on October 09, 2008, 10:39:10 AM
Hey Chuck, "Everyone has a slipper clutch" was just a picture of a hand with an extended middle finger.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on October 09, 2008, 10:41:21 AM
(DISCLAIMER: this is an undirected rant, not targeted at anyone on this board, I'm just frustrated with idjits on my way to work and need to vent)


PEOPLE!

When you're in the right-hand only lane

and straight through has a red light

but you have a green arrow

that means:

EFFING GO!   [bang]


Some simple instructions:

Hit blinker

Tap brakes to scrub off excess speed

clutch in
throttle blip
downshift
clutch out

round the corner

accelerate back up to the speed limit

Easy, efficient, and keeps traffic flowing.

This isn't rocket science.  [roll]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on October 09, 2008, 10:46:35 AM
Mother proposing to JBubble:

(http://pbfcomics.com/archive_b/PBF084-No_Survivors.gif)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 09, 2008, 11:31:15 AM
Two points here....
First point - Okay... I laughed really hard till I fell out of my chair... does that make me sick and wrong??? 
Second point - Does this mean he asked and you said no????


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on October 09, 2008, 11:46:18 AM
Two points here....
First point - Okay... I laughed really hard till I fell out of my chair... does that make me sick and wrong??? 
Second point - Does this mean he asked and you said no????

First point: Yes, you are so very very sick. And I like it!!!   ;D

Second point:  [laugh]    No asking has been done cause neither one of us is ready for that yet.  [thumbsup]

I doubt "no" will be the answer if/when that happens.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 09, 2008, 12:06:57 PM
 ;D   Clear as a bell now.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on October 09, 2008, 09:19:30 PM
How 'bout now?

 [popcorn]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on October 09, 2008, 10:59:38 PM
So if JBub marries Mother, would her new name be Mrs Mother?  Mrs Father?  Mrs Taint?  Just curious... :P   [popcorn]

Oh and mmm... boobies...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on October 10, 2008, 04:31:00 AM
How 'bout now?

 [popcorn]

You shush. [cheeky]

So if JBub marries Mother, would her new name be Mrs Mother?  Mrs Father?  Mrs Taint?  Just curious... :P   [popcorn]

Oh and mmm... boobies...

Mrs Taint has a nice ring to it....  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on October 10, 2008, 05:11:29 AM
so

whatcha'll talking about?

 [popcorn]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on October 10, 2008, 05:14:32 AM
so

whatcha'll talking about?

 [popcorn]

oh shit


i'm busted  :-[


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on October 10, 2008, 01:27:16 PM
Everyone behaving themselves in here?  [coffee]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on October 11, 2008, 10:19:45 AM
Nope...  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on October 14, 2008, 04:14:04 PM
 :o

WANT! (http://www.anzioironworks.com/MAG-FED-20MM-RIFLE.htm)

 [evil]

------------------------------------

I was shopping for .50 BMGs... specifically uppers for the AR-15, like the Ferret 50s, or the UltraMag 50 (http://www.safetyharborfirearms.com/UltraMag_50/ultramag_50.html), which I can use with the lower receiver from my Bushmaster AR-15.  Another cool one is the ALS (http://www.50bmg.net/pilot.asp?pg=default) upper conversion from a company here in Oregon.  Then I saw a link to Anzio Ironworks and their Anzio-50 (http://www.anzioironworks.com/anzio-50.htm).  The front page of the Anzio website had the unbelievable beasty that prompted this post.  20mm!!!  Yikes!  Makes .50 BMG look like a plinking round!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on October 14, 2008, 04:36:32 PM
Anzio has some neat stuff, I really like their takedown lightweight fifty. They have a real crap-ass reputation in the BMG community, unfortunately, due to the tubular construction which most regard in a bad light. They share their designer with Safety Harbor's. I've been seriously thinking about putting in an order with ALS. Their track record at comp shoots is amazing, and the only arguable factor is their weight, 'cause the price is nothing to whine about in comparison to other full rig setups. My second pick would be a Ferret. Interchangeable barrels for the win.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 18, 2008, 08:55:58 AM
Just got back from another week in Buffalo. Have I mentioned that downtown Buffalo is a ghost town at night? Nothing to do at all. Yikes. Anyhow, it is nice to be back in Portland. I wish the weather was better.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on October 18, 2008, 09:02:28 AM
Shit, Ryan.  Buffalo?

Glad you made it out there of alive . . .  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on October 18, 2008, 10:18:04 AM
How were the wings?  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 18, 2008, 12:14:45 PM
Good.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on October 21, 2008, 09:21:47 AM
 [laugh]

Bad ref!  No donut!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcdWdBgUBqw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcdWdBgUBqw)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on October 21, 2008, 09:38:21 AM
mmm... donuts...  You know what goes well with donuts?

Boobies!

 mmmm.... ( . )( . )


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 21, 2008, 11:02:23 AM
. . .
 mmmm.... ( . )( . )

The right ones leave you a place to hang your donuts before consumption!  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on October 21, 2008, 11:21:40 AM
There's a topless donut shop in Portland, but its the other Portland.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 21, 2008, 11:34:10 AM
There's a topless donut shop in Portland, but its the other Portland.

This post is worthless without pictures, address, and web url.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on October 21, 2008, 11:37:41 AM
Ask and ye shall receive (http://www.theplatinumplus.com/ViewCategory-44.html).

Warning: looking at the homepage for a strip club while you're at work will probably get you fired. Unless you own the joint, in which case, make the beast with two backs 'em.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 21, 2008, 11:39:19 AM
Ask and ye shall receive (http://www.theplatinumplus.com/ViewCategory-44.html).

Stupid me... I should have assumed NSFW....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 21, 2008, 11:40:23 AM
Stupid me... I should have assumed NSFW....

Me too.  :-\


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on October 21, 2008, 11:43:04 AM
Should I figure out a way to come back out there in November or should I wait for December which is what I have currently planned?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on October 21, 2008, 11:51:43 AM
How did we go from a video of a ref interfering in a football game to... a topless donut shop?

...

nvm, for a second there I forgot which forum I was on.  [roll]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 21, 2008, 11:56:54 AM
Should I figure out a way to come back out there in November or should I wait for December which is what I have currently planned?

Weather is gonna suck either way.   :'(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on October 21, 2008, 11:58:34 AM
Weather is gonna suck either way.   :'(

True. I'm coming in December no matter what. Just wondering if I should make a quick trip in November so I don't have to wait two months to see him again. Ya know?  :-\


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 21, 2008, 11:58:45 AM
My motto is to come as often as you can.  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on October 21, 2008, 12:00:08 PM
My motto is to come as often as you can.  [evil]

Giggle.

 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 21, 2008, 03:33:25 PM
My motto is to come as often as you can.  [evil]

Damn good motto!  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on October 21, 2008, 04:27:58 PM
I second that thought/action.... :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on October 21, 2008, 04:36:44 PM
True. I'm coming in December no matter what. Just wondering if I should make a quick trip in November so I don't have to wait two months to see him again. Ya know?  :-\

November up until Thxgiving is just dreary, unless the ski lifts open early.  It's all good after that, imo.

December has Christmas to gear up for, festivites galore (many/most involving drinking).

I want to see Mother dress up as Bad Santa.  Hmm, can't decide, would Mo or Jbubble make a better elf? hmmmm - what criteria makes a good elf? . . . hmmm . . .



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on October 21, 2008, 05:09:38 PM
November up until Thxgiving is just dreary, unless the ski lifts open early.  It's all good after that, imo.

December has Christmas to gear up for, festivites galore (many/most involving drinking).

I want to see Mother dress up as Bad Santa.  Hmm, can't decide, would Mo or Jbubble make a better elf? hmmmm - what criteria makes a good elf? . . . hmmm . . .



Well....if elves wear cute little skirts and revealing tops, I would prolly win.

But it will be a close one cause Mo is a pretty pretty man.  [thumbsup]

I dunno what I'm gonna do at the moment. If I can scrounge up enough money, I'll try to convince him to let me come out there in November. We'll see.  :-\


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on October 21, 2008, 06:48:58 PM
Make him suffer!  [evil] [bacon]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on October 22, 2008, 04:02:14 AM
im riding to work today Beatches!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 22, 2008, 04:17:16 AM
im riding to work today Beatches!!

I was gonna until I checked the thermo and it said 38!

There was snow or hoar frost yesterday on my route.  There's a reason I don't ride if the temp is under 45.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on October 22, 2008, 05:16:00 AM
You and i must get up and hit the computer around the same time in the morning chuck. Im usually on between 5:30-6:15am before i go to work. Thats the same time i notice your replies starting appearing. Not that im a stalker or anything.  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 22, 2008, 05:28:02 AM
You and i must get up and hit the computer around the same time in the morning chuck. Im usually on between 5:30-6:15am before i go to work. Thats the same time i notice your replies starting appearing. Not that im a stalker or anything.  [laugh]

I need a new stalker.  Miss Traci started out with great potential but then totally sucked out.

And yah Ryan, you can tell her I said that.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 22, 2008, 06:43:39 AM
Miss Traci is now a Mrs. Traci... and she is totally lame now.

I had to scrape ice off the windshield this morning... no friggen way I was going to ride in.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on October 22, 2008, 06:53:59 AM
I rode in yesterday and today, kinda fun  [moto] back to the layers and that


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on October 22, 2008, 01:36:33 PM
I had to scrape ice off the windshield this morning... no friggen way I was going to ride in.

An 848... on Dragon Supercorsa Pros... on ice...  [laugh] [laugh] [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on October 22, 2008, 07:02:00 PM
my hands were frikkin frozen by the time i made it to work. Those gloves i have suck ass if its close to freezing out.  Was a nice ride home though!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on October 22, 2008, 07:34:31 PM
my hands were frikkin frozen by the time i made it to work. Those gloves i have suck ass if its close to freezing out.  Was a nice ride home though!

Salty - REI has these satin/silk glove liners that are $10 a pair.  Primarily used for skiing, but excellent for us hooligan bikers, too.

I got me some and wear 'em inside my regular moto gloves and it makes my hands a lot happier.  A bargain for $10.

JohnnyD


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on October 22, 2008, 08:24:19 PM
Got those too JohnnyD... works great!!  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on October 22, 2008, 08:28:40 PM
Got those too JohnnyD... works great!!  :)

Wassup, Marvelous?  how's things?  you need to visit your peeps here in Pdx soon.  We be missin' you.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on October 23, 2008, 09:53:12 AM
Yeah, it's been a while, eh?  What I NEED to do is get G a motorcycle but that won't happen until next year at the earliest.  She hasn't been the same, won't even ride Cara.  She's only ridden twice since she sold Ari... :(  But back on topic, yes, we need to come visit sometime soon.  I know she wants to see the baby very badly, but it's difficult since we work opposite days... We'll figure it out! 

Anyhoo, hope everyone is going fantastic and keep the rubber side down!
m


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 23, 2008, 10:03:27 AM
Yeah, it's been a while, eh?  What I NEED to do is get G a motorcycle but that won't happen until next year at the earliest.  She hasn't been the same, won't even ride Cara.  She's only ridden twice since she sold Ari... :(  But back on topic, yes, we need to come visit sometime soon.  I know she wants to see the baby very badly, but it's difficult since we work opposite days... We'll figure it out! 

Anyhoo, hope everyone is going fantastic and keep the rubber side down!
m

It'd be nice to finally meet the dynamic duo!

Oh, and we should do our own version of Toasty for the DMF!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on October 23, 2008, 02:27:05 PM
i think you are the only two off this board i havent met yet......

My wifes sister lives in Bend, we usually go to bend a few times a year to visit. Ill have to look you up next time we go there. I still want to take a MC ride to Bend. I like the desert.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 23, 2008, 02:37:11 PM
I like the desert.

I like dessert.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 23, 2008, 02:54:26 PM
. . . My wifes sister lives in Bend . . .

Is she hawt?  Is she into short, fat, bald, quirky, married guys?  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on October 23, 2008, 02:58:55 PM
I like dessert.  [thumbsup]

doh! spell check is not in my vocabulary....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 23, 2008, 03:11:44 PM
doh! spell check is not in my vocabulary....

No.. I think you were right.... you like the DESERT... sand and shat.... I like DESSERT... cake and candy and such.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on October 23, 2008, 06:47:14 PM
My wifes sister is single, shes 43 and good looking. Any ducati riders want to meet her?  [beer]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on October 23, 2008, 07:16:55 PM
That'd be awesome if you came over to visit!!  I like dessert as well...

mmmm... boobies... it's what's for dessert!  :P



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 23, 2008, 10:22:35 PM
My wifes sister is single, shes 43 and good looking. Any ducati riders want to meet her?  [beer]

Why do you think I was asking about her?  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on October 23, 2008, 10:50:12 PM
Why do you think I was asking about her?  ;)

Because you're a perv.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 24, 2008, 04:34:53 AM
Because you're a perv.  ;D

That's a given . . . although someone last night was giving me a run for the title  [bow_down]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 24, 2008, 06:50:47 AM
That's a given . . . although someone last night was giving me a run for the title  [bow_down]

Who????

By the way.... hot blonde looked HOT last night.... I loved her outfit.  Thanx for bringing her.   [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 24, 2008, 07:09:21 AM
Who????

By the way.... hot blonde looked HOT last night.... I loved her outfit.  Thanx for bringing her.   [thumbsup]

I'll let that individual make their own case for replacing me.

I thought HOT Blonde was the only reason you guys invited me  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on October 24, 2008, 04:31:10 PM
Wow......  :o

L'attrezzatura di Kristine era molto bella.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 27, 2008, 12:36:25 PM
Fee fi fo fum. I smell the... er... uh... nothing actually. Where the hell is everybody? Usually, there is at least one smelly person online... most of the time there is multiple smelly peeps.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on October 27, 2008, 01:19:02 PM
Hi.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on October 27, 2008, 01:22:55 PM
She's Neenja again! All is right with the world...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on October 27, 2008, 01:40:10 PM
it is the calm before the storm.....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on October 27, 2008, 01:51:44 PM
Hi.

C!  Was wondering where the heck you'd been...  how're you and Desmo Jr.?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 27, 2008, 01:57:35 PM
Hello! You getting any sleep yet? Or does Mo cry all night?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on October 27, 2008, 02:22:30 PM
Mo Jr. cries all night, and wants booby every 2 hours. But it's all good. Who's coming to see him next?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on October 27, 2008, 04:26:17 PM
Mo Jr. cries all night, and wants booby every 2 hours.

Just like his dad.

 [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 27, 2008, 04:31:59 PM
Just like his dad.

 [laugh]

That's some funny shit!  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on October 28, 2008, 08:35:33 AM
My point is who DOESN'T want boobie every 2 hours (or less)?? 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on October 28, 2008, 11:46:08 AM
+1

(Or +2 if you're counting individual boobies.)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on October 28, 2008, 12:16:58 PM
+1

(Or +2 if you're counting individual boobies.)

I second that motion... or "Double D" it.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on October 28, 2008, 10:16:49 PM
Mo Jr. cries all night, and wants booby every 2 hours. But it's all good. Who's coming to see him next?

I want to see the wee one



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: oregunduc on October 29, 2008, 09:50:31 AM
I just thought i would share the joy that i have in my heart that Greg Oden got injured, again... I can't stop laughing about it he really is turning out to be quiet the superstar player  [laugh] [laugh]

I love his stats:
1 year of college ball limited to 32 games due to wrist injury
injured knee in training camp out for rookie season in the NBA
12.51 played in opening game of his second season before being injured again (unknown extent of injury waiting on MRI)
0-4 from the field 0-2 from the line
2 fouls
1 block

he has made 5109.70 dollars per second he has been on the court in regualtion time not bad for 12 minutes 51 seconds of "work"








Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on October 29, 2008, 10:01:03 AM
et te et te et te et te


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on October 29, 2008, 10:06:29 AM
I want to see the wee one



I'm not sure but that coulda been the conversation that preceded Cierra's pregnancy  :P


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on October 29, 2008, 07:52:13 PM
I'm not sure but that coulda been the conversation that preceded Cierra's pregnancy  :P

I was about to say something to the effect, "Hasn't he already seen the wee one and the attached taint"?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Ms.Vixen on October 31, 2008, 09:56:41 PM
Cierra, my next break is over Thanksgiving and then not again until Dec. 17th, when this class graduates.  What I would like to do is spend a weekend with the folks after the kids graduate and come up for a couple hours to have drinks and what not and visit with everyone and your precious Rowan.  It's been way too long.  This class is keeping me very busy by being in a supervisory position.  It's been a challenge...not so much my cadets, but my staff.  Marvel even got to hear a little bit from one of my guys this afternoon when I had to stop by work. 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on October 31, 2008, 10:34:08 PM
I'd love to see you here! And now that I can have drinks we'll definitely have to go grab some. Leave Mo home with the kid.  [laugh]

I'll be gone thanksgiving day but otherwise home for the rest of the weekend.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Ms.Vixen on October 31, 2008, 11:15:51 PM
BTW.....If anyone is interested in spending 10 days in Hawaii (Kihei Mauii) for a reasonable price, PM me.  Dates would be July 2, 09- July12, 09.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 03, 2008, 08:19:10 AM
Maui? Really... dang that sounds like fun.  ;D   We need details here.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Ms.Vixen on November 03, 2008, 09:20:53 AM
Maui? Really... dang that sounds like fun.  ;D   We need details here.

Sent you a PM!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 03, 2008, 09:57:35 AM
Anybody else still hung over from the weekend? I never made it to Bvrtn Hnda...I woke up at 1 pm on Saturday... and I never left the house... oye... my head hurts....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on November 03, 2008, 10:42:19 AM
yaaaaa


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on November 03, 2008, 01:14:50 PM
Not hung over... but still tired.

Saturday night I was at a b-day party for a couple friends.  Was there kinda late.  Got a phone call from the lead sound guy at church... the dude scheduled for that Sunday wasn't gonna be able to make it 'til late, so the lead and myself needed to set up the stage and soundboard.  Sooooo, I got up before the buttcrack of dawn to go help set up the sound equipment for the worship service.  The upshot?  At least traffic was light at 7am.  ;)

Oh, good Lord, did anyone else notice that traffic was fricken nutso this weekend?  I mean seriously, when I drove out Sunnyside to go to this b-day gig on Saturday, it was like weekday 5-o'clock gridlock.  :P  Yuck.

I welcome the stability of work.  Goin' out to the lab in a couple hours to do some hardware testing... with the customer watching.  Could be interesting... let's just hope it's uneventful.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 03, 2008, 02:08:14 PM
You still owe me VODKA!!!!   ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on November 03, 2008, 06:28:43 PM
hotmonkey?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on November 03, 2008, 06:57:55 PM
hotmonkey?

 [evil]

 [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on November 04, 2008, 01:06:19 PM
You still owe me VODKA!!!!   ;D

Yep.

It's sitting on my kitchen counter, waiting to be transported to your house.

It's been there since before the last Taste of Racing weekend.

Dang, I gotta slow down and find me some time to take care of all this random stuff that's piling up...  :P

So anyway, hopefully this weekend.  I can possibly swing by your place on Saturday.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 04, 2008, 02:09:12 PM
Been going to the same barber for awhile now... went in today... and the dude who cuts my hair was out... the other guy steps in:

Barber -  "Larry usually cut your hair?"

Me - "Yup."

Barber - "He cut it tight right?"

Me - "Yup."

The guy proceeds to give me the tightest marine style high and tight I have ever had.

Let this be a lesson to you all.... USE YOUR WORDS!!!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on November 04, 2008, 02:21:40 PM
My brother went in to a barber shop and sat in the chair.  He proceeds to explain how it wanted it cut.  The barber interupts "I know how your mom wants it cut" and starts cutting his hair.  [roll]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on November 04, 2008, 02:35:34 PM
My brother went in to a barber shop and sat in the chair.  He proceeds to explain how it wanted it cut.  The barber interupts "I know how your mom wants it cut" and starts cutting his hair.  [roll]

LOL


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on November 04, 2008, 03:31:17 PM
peetures


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 04, 2008, 06:49:31 PM
Well, I’m in love, I’m in love, with a beautiful gal
that’s what’s the matter with me
Well, I’m in love, I’m in love, with a beautiful gal
But she don’t care about me
Lawd, I tried and I tried, to keep her satisfied
But she just wouldn’t stay
So now that she is lea-eav-in’
This is all I can say.

I got a feelin’ called the blu-ues, oh, lawd
Since my baby said good-bye


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on November 04, 2008, 06:57:30 PM
  [laugh]

What, Kristine decided she didn't want to put up with you anymore and left you all alone at work?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 04, 2008, 06:58:39 PM
My hair’s still curly and my eyes are still blue
why don’t you love me like you used to do.

Ain’t had no lovin’ like a huggin’ and a kissin’
In a long, long while
We don’t get nearer or further or closer
Than a country mile;


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 04, 2008, 07:27:19 PM
Yah . . .

Sorry.  Drinking and reading a bike magazine while wife and sister-in-law zilla cackle about the election goings on . . .

Suddenly found some songs from my childhood stuck in my head.

Don't think any of y'all old enough to remember will know who it is and from what I remember the only one who might know is too young to remember . . .

Right G?  You're much younger than I am  ;D

Wait do you go by G in here?  Vixen?  What the hell . . . no more board jumping for us . . . I'm all confusipated now!

Eh . . . I'll just have another beer and get over it. [drink]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on November 04, 2008, 07:53:41 PM
mmm... beer...  :P


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 04, 2008, 07:59:31 PM
Mmmm . . .

)*Y*)

Errr . . .

( * Y * )
 ;D

I'm think more than I drunk I am  :P



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 05, 2008, 12:03:08 PM
I am so ready for political commercials to end. Set aside your beliefs and viewpoints... and give me back my beer commercials and toy commercials and breakfast cereal commercials.... ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that says, "My name is XXXXX and I approve this message."   [bang]

Thank god the voting is over. Now its time to inundate us with political coverage of other types... but at least my commercials will be safe.
  ;D

Please... no political responses... this is not a political message for or against any party... nor do I want to discuss who voted for who... or what and when and all that other crap.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on November 05, 2008, 12:21:37 PM
I am so ready for political commercials to end. Set aside your beliefs and viewpoints... and give me back my beer commercials and toy commercials and breakfast cereal commercials.... ABSOLUTELY NOTHING that says, "My name is XXXXX and I approve this message."   [bang]

Thank god the voting is over. Now its time to inundate us with political coverage of other types... but at least my commercials will be safe.
  ;D

Please... no political responses... this is not a political message for or against any party... nor do I want to discuss who voted for who... or what and when and all that other crap.

I definitely approve this message.  [thumbsup]

( Sorry, man, you were sooooo asking for this.)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on November 05, 2008, 01:01:26 PM
I'm Cierra Miller, and I do NOT approve that message.









 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on November 05, 2008, 03:33:38 PM
I voted chuck for president.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on November 06, 2008, 11:42:52 AM
I'm just officially recording this so at least some of you know what's goin' on...

This week, starting Nov 3rd, I began formal test runs on C-130J HUD hardware in the lab (myself and three other people, rotating).  I'm scheduled out there through December for 2 hour stints with one hour between each stint.  During that one hour of downtime, test scripts that failed have to be examined and fixed.  So... that one hour between stints is gonna be pretty full from now through December.

Long story short... I won't be on here as often.  Hopefully I can still look for drinkin' outings from time to time, but otherwise, work is gonna be demanding more of my attention than usual.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled ramblings...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on November 06, 2008, 06:56:33 PM
AS long as it leads to less crashin' of C-130s. 8)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on November 06, 2008, 07:24:26 PM
AS long as it leads to less crashin' of C-130s. 8)

Digital flight guidance, we've got it covered*.  [thumbsup]

Metal fatigue and other structural issues... that's Lockheed's bag.

(* HUD-specific guidance, that is. Head-down displays are also someone else's gig)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 07, 2008, 11:45:32 AM
There once was a man named Chuck*
who really loved to F%^&
he jumped into bed
with a hot redhead
I wish I had his luck

 [clap]

*Character is pure fiction. Any resemblance to past or present people is purely coincidental.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on November 07, 2008, 03:40:18 PM
Dangit.

Work is nuts...

Except for about 30 minutes right now.

Someone else has the test bench, so I can't test/debug the computer scripts I just fixed.

Now I'm bored.

I checked e-mail, Facebook, amd MySpace.  Read some posts by Mark Steyn (http://www.steynonline.com).  And nobody is on the NW section!

 [bang]

I'm gonna go bug the guy in the lab, see if I can make him hurry up... it's Friday afternoon, and I really want to get done with my shift on the test bench!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on November 07, 2008, 04:54:16 PM
Dangit.

Work is nuts...

Except for about 30 minutes right now.

Someone else has the test bench, so I can't test/debug the computer scripts I just fixed.

Now I'm bored.

I checked e-mail, Facebook, amd MySpace.  Read some posts by Mark Steyn (http://www.steynonline.com).  And nobody is on the NW section!

 [bang]

I'm gonna go bug the guy in the lab, see if I can make him hurry up... it's Friday afternoon, and I really want to get  and get shietfaced on the test bench!

WOW


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on November 07, 2008, 05:14:32 PM
Someone has had too much coffee today, methinks.... :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on November 07, 2008, 06:16:49 PM
Someone has had too much coffee today, methinks.... :)

 [laugh]

Yes, probably.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 10, 2008, 02:35:03 PM
Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored

I can't wait to go home and play more "Gears of War 2"

Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored

Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored

Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on November 10, 2008, 02:59:36 PM
hi



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on November 10, 2008, 03:13:04 PM
Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored

I can't wait to go home and play more "Gears of War 2"

Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored

Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored

Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored

If you decide you need a break from GOW2 you should try Dead Space. The best survival-horror game I've ever played.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on November 10, 2008, 04:27:42 PM
I've heard good things about Dead Space but was wondering about GOW2...  Good I'm assuming from the above post... :)  I just can't wait to get my 360 back from Texas (sent off while it was still under warranty for crashing and the red ring of death)... supposed to get it this week!!  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on November 10, 2008, 05:01:49 PM
My roommate just got it.

Every time he passes my room while he's playing he sticks his head in and raves about it.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on November 10, 2008, 05:35:28 PM
I've mostly been playing around in Fallout 3. How's GoW2? If you guys are on XBox Live, friend me, my gamertag is "Intimate Jim".


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 10, 2008, 05:40:36 PM
 >:(FJDASKLFIU DWAPOFJDNSAKF;H OIDAP'JFOA GHJOS[ HRUPIOGFJDKSAPG HR3-47382=5982U4 JWFOPJE9R5-741Y58 E90WUJFHPUY RQ89R0[IJ[ RHUIOF; JIOWU R89IJ FODPWAI H4Q9P J[PJ OHRIA FJHWAH FIOWA HUEPWH FODIAFHWU OIWAJFHPAHU OIP JGFHOPRH IROF JRIPH GFIOGJH RPUGHFAIO[FP GHUPI RHFIOGHFUIGHAOP[F JREIOOFIHGJPGHAIFEO GHAOIP' ERUGH DAPGHUSFPIO FPJGIOHGIOACNLGIO HBFGBF F;LKDJS[GWH AGJ FNFAKO GHABRFD;KLV NFS;O GBFOGJKL HFBDIGJNV FAL'KG HFALGAFB;GJ LAFJGK;JHDAO;SJKGDAOGHBFNGKLABGO KDNSGJ LKAFN GAB;F LNV;
 [bang]



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on November 10, 2008, 05:51:55 PM
 :o

 ???


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on November 10, 2008, 08:08:35 PM
shadowbane try it (again - it is free)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on November 10, 2008, 08:32:59 PM
shadowbane try it (again - it is free)



that is the one you told me about

i was looking for it online and couldn't remember the name

my old roomate matt (svguy on the old board)

sucked me into Battlefield2 for a year and I finally kicked that habit

now the little bastard hooked me on wow

and I'm starting to get nerded out so I have to quit that habit soon

I have been purposefully doing projects on my jeep for the last week so as not to play it for hours on end

oh speaking of matt

his SV is for sale if anyone is interested



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on November 10, 2008, 08:46:36 PM

I have been purposefully doing projects on my jeep for the last week so as not to play it for hours on end




You were supposed to be tearing down your bike so you could ship it off and get it painted.

Bad boy. No pie for you.

You get a new tire to replace the evil one that tried to trap us in the woods of Mt Hood?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on November 10, 2008, 09:04:31 PM

You were supposed to be tearing down your bike so you could ship it off and get it painted.

Bad boy. No pie for you.

You get a new tire to replace the evil one that tried to trap us in the woods of Mt Hood?

the bike is torn down

I just haven't stripped the paint off yet

and no I didn't replace the tire, where is the fun in safety and reliability?

that shit is boring

I always prefer imminent catastrophic failure as a companion



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on November 10, 2008, 09:09:40 PM
the bike is torn down

I just haven't stripped the paint off yet

and no I didn't replace the tire, where is the fun in safety and reliability?

that shit is boring

I always prefer imminent catastrophic failure as a companion



I have to say, it was quite the adventure. I was beginning to think you were taking me off into the wild somewhere to kill me and dump my body....  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on November 10, 2008, 09:12:19 PM

You were supposed to be tearing down your bike so you could ship it off and get it painted.

Bad boy. No pie for you.

You get a new tire to replace the evil one that tried to trap us in the woods of Mt Hood?

(http://www.toddscostumes.com/images/xena/xena-whip-med.jpg)

wwwwppshhhh!!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on November 10, 2008, 09:15:28 PM
wwwwppshhhh!!!

Most accurate onomatopoeia, evar!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on November 10, 2008, 09:17:43 PM
(http://www.fdmk.net/forums/images/smiles/sindel_whip.gif)

 [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on November 10, 2008, 09:19:19 PM
Most accurate onomatopoeia, evar!

 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on November 10, 2008, 09:45:26 PM
Played AC, AC2, WoW... kicked the habit quite a while ago... I AM looking forward to playing my bday present (Fable II) when I get my 360 back... Also some Too Human and Mass Effect... :)  And the new Need For Speed looks kickass!!

Ok, I'm done... gotta go get G at work...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on November 11, 2008, 06:39:04 AM
Whips always make me think of Green Jell-O




[Man:] Oh, tell me you wanna touch me.
[Woman:] Tell you what?
[Man:] Oh, yeah.
[Woman:] Ooo, show me that monkey you got there.
[Man:] Ah, here?
[Woman 2:] Hey, what's the monkey?
[Man:] This is the monkey, baby. Say hi. Say hi to the monkey, the monkey likes you.
[Woman:] Will it bite?
[Man:] Yeah... Y.. No, he doesn't bite as long as you're nice to him. No, no he won't bite you. Nuh. I want you to pet the monkey now.
[Woman:] 'kay? Does it like that?
[Man:] Ye-ah ha ha.
[Woman:] Like, right like, oh, right there?
[Woman 2:] Like?
[Man:] Yeah. Oh, oh yeah.
[Woman:] Uh huh, oh wow, this is great.
[Man:] I have something else I want you to do for me.

WHIP ME, TEENAGE BABE, WHIP ME, TEENAGE BABE
WHIP ME, TEENAGE BABE, WHIP ME, TEENAGE BABE
LET ME BE YOUR MORTAL SLAVE, AND WHIP ME
TEENAGE BABE!

[Woman:] Oh.
[Woman 2:] Yeah, come here, you little shit.
[Man:]
I been... I been.. I been so bad. I, I been so bad..
I, I been so bad I, I want you to put me on the wheel.
I want you to put me on the wheel.
Uh, no, uh, put me on the wheel.
Uh, oh, oh, yeah, all right tie, yeah, tie me up, all right, all right, yeah, all right.
Now spank me!
[Woman:] Mmmmm.
[Man:] SPANK ME!
[Woman:] Like that?
[Woman 2:] Oh!
[Man:] Yeah.
[Woman:] Like that?
[Man:] A little harder. Harder
[Woman 2:] Uh... uh... uh
[Man:] Oh, I been so bad! All right. All right!
[Woman 2:] Look at that flesh fly!
[Woman:] My god!
[Man:] I Want you to s-spin the wheel. Spin it now!
[Woman:] Ready?
[Man:] Spin it! Yes, I'm ready!
[Woman:] Around like this?
[Man:] Yes!
[Woman 2:] Faster, faster, faster.
[Man:] Yes! Yes! Spin it now! Oh!
[Woman 2:] Faster, faster, faster.
[Woman:] You wanna, Julie, you wanna get on the wheel? I'm jumpin' on! Here I go!
[Women:] Oh, wheeee!
[Woman:] Go! Whoo! Look at all that hair fly!
[Woman 2:] Faster, yeah.
[Man:] No!
[Woman:] It's so good!
[Man:] Stop it! Stop it, I'm gonna...
[Woman:] He's swinging on my pubicles.
[Man:] I'm gonna puke. Stop, I'm gonna...
[Woman 2:] Here, I'll save you.
[Man:] I don't care, I'm dizzy.
[Woman:] A hahahahaha.
[Man:] I'm too dizzy! Stop!
[Woman:] Oh, good!
[Man:] Stop, I'm gonna puke! No.. (coughs and vomits) Oh, oh my god, oh, ohohoh..

WHIP ME, TEENAGE BABE, WHIP ME, TEENAGE BABE
WHIP ME, TEENAGE BABE, WHIP ME, TEENAGE BABE
LET ME BE YOUR MORTAL SLAVE, AND WHIP ME
TEENAGE BABE!

[Woman:] Hahahahhaha
[Woman 2:] Oh, yeah! Oh, man!
[Man:] Oh, oh I wanna, uh, I wanna see Snakey. I wanna see Snakey. Where's Snakey?
[Man 2:] Snakey?
[Man:] Yeah, lemme see Snakey.
[Man 2:] You sure you want Snakey?
[Man:] I'm sure I want Snakey
[Woman:] Oh, yeah!
[Man 2:] Oh... son, I don't think you want Snakey.
[Man:] I w...
[Woman:] Yes, he does.
[Man:] I want Snakey! Please!
[Man 2:] You don't want Snakey.
[Man:] I want Snakey.
[Woman:] Come on, give him Snakey.
[Man 2:] All right...
[Man:] Gimme Snakey right now. Lemme see him.
[Man 2:] All right, son, here comes Snakey.
[Man:] Come on, Snakey. SNAKEY!
[Man 2:] Snakey's here!
[Man:] Oh yeah-yeah-yeah-yeah.
[Man 2:] Boy-boy-boy-boy.

WHIP ME, TEENAGE BABE, WHIP ME, TEENAGE BABE,
WHIP ME, TEENAGE BABE, WHIP ME, TEENAGE BABE,
LET ME BE YOUR MORTAL SLAVE, AND WHIP ME
TEENAGE BABE!

[Man:] Oh, oh oh, I think, I think, I think I'm gonna come. Oh, oh, oh, I'm gonna come!!
[Woman:] Uh... uh... UH... UHUH!
[Woman 2:] Suck it up, suck it up, suck it up. I'm gonna
[Man: (coughs)]
[Woman:] Oh, man, it was so good.
[Man:] Did I give you a blinkey?
[Woman:] Could you hold me now? Just..
[Woman 2:] Ohhhhhhh... Yeah.
[Woman:] Just hold me.
[Man:] No.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on November 11, 2008, 07:57:20 AM
You



are



strange.

 :-*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on November 11, 2008, 12:38:50 PM
ummm... yeah... How bout those Mariners?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 11, 2008, 01:14:42 PM
gears of war 2 is insanely good... plus it has a good story line... nothing like blowing shat up all day... woo!!  As to playing online... that is a slippery slope... I get addicted... at least if I play the single player versions, I can turn it off and walk away.... mostly.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on November 11, 2008, 04:26:31 PM
You



are



strange.

 :-*


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8S42kqh-Zs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8S42kqh-Zs)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on November 11, 2008, 05:24:15 PM
Anyone feel like hanging out? Mo is going to be gone all night at meetings and stuff, I've been alone (well, with child) all day and need some adult interaction.

nothing dirty about this offer, btw. Just looking for some company.

pervs.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on November 11, 2008, 05:38:58 PM

nothing dirty about this offer, btw. Just looking for some company.

pervs.


dammit now I have to unpack all these zip ties and chickens...


sorry

my wanderings only take me as far as sandy tonight


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on November 11, 2008, 05:44:30 PM
my wanderings only take me as far as sandy tonight

you are teh suck.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on November 11, 2008, 05:55:15 PM
you are teh suck.

you aren't the only one who thinks that



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on November 11, 2008, 06:17:07 PM
you aren't the only one who thinks that



 [roll]


C, if I was there, I'd come keep ya company.

See babe? I should get out there quick so C can have company!  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on November 11, 2008, 06:25:47 PM
It could be worse.....


Live Action Role Playing (it is not just online anymore)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cle0_PM55AM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cle0_PM55AM)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 11, 2008, 06:33:43 PM
I've been in a hotel where they were having a LRP session.  Some strange stuff goin on . . .

If you're interested and remember remind me to tell you about the vampire in the elevator over our next drink.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on November 11, 2008, 11:43:37 PM
Ok I have finally decided on a color


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 12, 2008, 05:32:57 AM
Ok I have finally decided on a color

Right?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on November 12, 2008, 05:35:43 AM
Ok I have finally decided on a color

So? What color?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 12, 2008, 05:41:52 AM
Poke


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on November 12, 2008, 05:49:08 AM
Anthracite


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 12, 2008, 05:51:23 AM
Why not Hematite?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on November 12, 2008, 06:11:34 AM
Why not Hematite?

I looked hard at iron as a color

but magnetite was too dark and hematite too shiny


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on November 12, 2008, 07:26:35 AM
(http://www.seramishydroponics.com/images/ClassioAnthracite.jpg)


Perfect


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on November 12, 2008, 07:39:58 AM


Perfect

i really like it. should look good with the frame. it actually matches my helmet.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 12, 2008, 11:08:34 AM
I is boreded. Is there anybody out there?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on November 12, 2008, 11:13:30 AM
I is boreded. Is there anybody out there?

yes. and weirdly enough, i'm listening to that Pink Floyd song right now.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on November 12, 2008, 11:19:40 AM
mmm.... boobies... (sorry, it's been a while since any boobie reference... WAY too long... you peeps are slackin')


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on November 12, 2008, 11:22:20 AM
hi


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 12, 2008, 01:24:35 PM
hi

Hello.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 12, 2008, 01:28:49 PM
Kaw-liga was a wooden Indian standing by the door.
He fell in love with an Indian maiden over in the antique store.
Kaw-liga just stood there and never let it show,
So she could never answer "yes" or "no."

CHORUS:
Poor ol' Kaw-liga, he never got a kiss.
Poor ol' Kaw-liga, he don't know what he missed.
Is it any wonder that his face is red?
Kaw-liga, that poor ol' wooden head.

He always wore his Sunday feathers and held a tomahawk.
The maiden wore her beads and braids and hoped some day he'd talk.
Kaw-liga, too stubborn to ever show a sign,
Because his heart was made of knotty pine.

Kaw-liga was a lonely Indian, never went nowhere.
His heart was set on the Indian maid with the coal black hair.
Kaw-liga just stood there and never let it show,
So she could never answer "yes" or "no."

And then one day a wealthy customer bought the Indian maid,
And took her, oh, so far away, but ol' Kaw-liga stayed.
Kaw-liga just stands there as lonely as can be,
And wishes he was still an old pine tree.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on November 12, 2008, 01:40:50 PM
Kaw-liga was a wooden Indian standing by the door.
He fell in love with an Indian maiden over in the antique store.
Kaw-liga just stood there and never let it show,
So she could never answer "yes" or "no."

CHORUS:
Poor ol' Kaw-liga, he never got a kiss.
Poor ol' Kaw-liga, he don't know what he missed.
Is it any wonder that his face is red?
Kaw-liga, that poor ol' wooden head.

He always wore his Sunday feathers and held a tomahawk.
The maiden wore her beads and braids and hoped some day he'd talk.
Kaw-liga, too stubborn to ever show a sign,
Because his heart was made of knotty pine.

Kaw-liga was a lonely Indian, never went nowhere.
His heart was set on the Indian maid with the coal black hair.
Kaw-liga just stood there and never let it show,
So she could never answer "yes" or "no."

And then one day a wealthy customer bought the Indian maid,
And took her, oh, so far away, but ol' Kaw-liga stayed.
Kaw-liga just stands there as lonely as can be,
And wishes he was still an old pine tree.

 [laugh] [clap]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on November 12, 2008, 03:33:57 PM
where be Jbubble? havent heard from her in a while.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on November 12, 2008, 03:34:40 PM
where be Jbubble? havent heard from her in a while.

I prefer to keep quiet nowadays.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on November 12, 2008, 10:28:25 PM
mmm.... boobies... (sorry, it's been a while since any boobie reference... WAY too long... you peeps are slackin')

You must of missed this one yesterday:

Gracie?!?

He put boobies on the SV?

 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on November 13, 2008, 09:02:23 AM
Hello.

hi



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on November 13, 2008, 09:16:17 AM
Ahhh... yes I did... good point...



mmm.... ( . )( . )


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on November 13, 2008, 02:32:04 PM
what a gorgeous day!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on November 13, 2008, 03:20:33 PM
im riding to work tomarrow. dammit!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on November 13, 2008, 03:23:44 PM
this weekend is supposed to be gorgeous


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on November 15, 2008, 08:27:30 PM
I took the Monster out for a spin today.  Nothing fancy, just around town on a few errands. [moto]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on November 15, 2008, 10:00:05 PM
i got all geared up, went to fire up the monster and the battery was dead.....

Oh well, im charging it now and plan on hitting the streets sunday for a ride.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 17, 2008, 06:07:53 AM
i got all geared up, went to fire up the monster and the battery was dead.....

Oh well, im charging it now and plan on hitting the streets sunday for a ride.

If it's giving you trouble I do have an extra battery here . . .  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on November 17, 2008, 08:42:53 AM
If it's giving you trouble I do have an extra battery here . . .  ;)

my battery wont hold a charge. I put the battery tender on it, it will charge up i can ride it around all day stop and start and its fine. Let it sit overnight, next day wont turn over. Hook the battery tender up to it again and it has to charge it up all over again.  Who knows how old the battery is, it came with the bike. Thanks Chuck for the offer but I have my wife thinking i have to get a new battery already, and shes good with it.  So i better get it while i can.  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 17, 2008, 11:56:24 AM
my battery wont hold a charge. I put the battery tender on it, it will charge up i can ride it around all day stop and start and its fine. Let it sit overnight, next day wont turn over. Hook the battery tender up to it again and it has to charge it up all over again.  Who knows how old the battery is, it came with the bike. Thanks Chuck for the offer but I have my wife thinking i have to get a new battery already, and shes good with it.  So i better get it while i can.  [laugh]

Hope it aint a voltage regulator issue. Maybe you should borrow chucks battery before getting a new one and see if it will hold the charge the next day. Your battery should be self charging through out, and it doesn't sound like it is.

On a side note... PDX is a nice airport with free Wi-Fi.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on November 17, 2008, 12:44:42 PM
Yeah good idea, actually im about ready to call it for the winter......i have a bunch of winter projects to do on it (tank has a leak needs to be welded/repainted) base gasket leak, oil and filter change, mine as well add switch battery to the list. Sigh.....



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on November 17, 2008, 03:46:17 PM
What a crappy MC day.  I was off today and thought id enjoy a nice ride. Figured i would tighten my chain since its super loose. Then i couldnt get the Axle nut loose. Called the local shop and they said they would tighten the chain for 10 bucks.  Took it down there, the guy is real nice hes worked on my bikes before, he came out and tightened the chain and didnt charge me.  I  talked with him about my battery situation so he drug out the tester to make sure it wasnt the voltage regulator....nope system is charging great. All i need is a new battery....could i leave it well enough alone and go for my ride? NOOO!!!  So i buy a sealed battery from him, heck he even puts it in no charge. In the end he only charged me for the battery itself $60. 

So there i am going for my ride finally and once i get up in the hills i notice a terrible smell. Pull over and look down and see battery acid spilling out all over my engine.  Somehow this sealed battery sprung a leak. I hop off my bike not knowing what to do. Well i think, first thing is get that battery out of there and get it hosed off quick  (i can see and smell the sizzling battery acid and smoke, and its still coming out in a slow dribble all over) luckily i have a screwdriver and i get the battery out, go borrow a pail of water from the people across the street to wash down the bike, then there i am stuck in the middle of nowhere with no battery. Call the tow truck, he takes me and bike back home. Drive back to the shop, he has no more batteries and has to order me one.  [bang] [laugh]

That was my day off.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on November 17, 2008, 04:53:47 PM
Sorry dude, that blows.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on November 17, 2008, 05:45:35 PM
Lame, Dave. Sorry to hear about that. Join the club of people who need to repaint various items due to battery acid. I'm not just the president, I'm also a client.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 17, 2008, 06:30:51 PM
What a crappy MC day.  I was off today and thought id enjoy a nice ride. Figured i would tighten my chain since its super loose. Then i couldnt get the Axle nut loose. Called the local shop and they said they would tighten the chain for 10 bucks.  Took it down there, the guy is real nice hes worked on my bikes before, he came out and tightened the chain and didnt charge me.  I  talked with him about my battery situation so he drug out the tester to make sure it wasnt the voltage regulator....nope system is charging great. All i need is a new battery....could i leave it well enough alone and go for my ride? NOOO!!!  So i buy a sealed battery from him, heck he even puts it in no charge. In the end he only charged me for the battery itself $60. 

So there i am going for my ride finally and once i get up in the hills i notice a terrible smell. Pull over and look down and see battery acid spilling out all over my engine.  Somehow this sealed battery sprung a leak. I hop off my bike not knowing what to do. Well i think, first thing is get that battery out of there and get it hosed off quick  (i can see and smell the sizzling battery acid and smoke, and its still coming out in a slow dribble all over) luckily i have a screwdriver and i get the battery out, go borrow a pail of water from the people across the street to wash down the bike, then there i am stuck in the middle of nowhere with no battery. Call the tow truck, he takes me and bike back home. Drive back to the shop, he has no more batteries and has to order me one.  [bang] [laugh]

That was my day off.  [thumbsup]

Big Sucky SUCKY!

I got a battery you can borrow/have dude . . . It's even got your name on it  ;)  Almost like it was meant to be yours!  [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on November 17, 2008, 07:12:53 PM
ha ha yeah i should have just gotten the one from you chuck.  Oh well, im getting the new battery tomarrow. I guess batteries dont last all that long, maybe 2-4 years max i know the one i gave you chuck was probably about that old, i had taken it down and they charged it up and said it was good,  but i think i want to start with a new battery so i dont get stranded.  I thought batteries lasted for like 10 years, i didnt know they had such a short life (2-4 years).


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on November 18, 2008, 10:06:15 AM
Wow, that sucks!!  Hope all is ok for you and your bike!!  If it makes you feel any better, still looking for a car since mine caught on fire and stuff... Now both G and I are sick (w/ a cold) and one of us will have to ride tomorrow...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on November 18, 2008, 03:00:52 PM
Lead-acid moto batteries, with excellent care, will last upwards of 5-6 years, tops.

The OEM Fiamm battery in my SS made it 6 years before it finally gave up the ghost.  Just faded away, wouldn't hardly hold a charge anymore.  That Fiamm was starting to leak, too, so it's good that I got it out of there.  MotoCorsa was shocked it had lasted over 5 years, because apparently those batteries around the 2000-2001 timeframe were known to break open and spill acid everywhere.

In cars, I tend to have batteries for a couple years past their warranties, and except for one in my '86 GTI that had an internal short and died suddenly, the rest have just faded away about 2 years beyond their warranty period.  I replaced 'em when their performance noticeably degraded, but before they left me stranded.

So yah... in my experience, 10 years is beyond the lifespan of the average lead-acid battery.  I know nothing about the lifespan of spiral-cell/gel-cell batteries, though I'll find out one of these days, since I bought an Optima for the project GTI.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on November 18, 2008, 09:48:15 PM
Not a moto battery, but I had the original lead acid battery in my Honda Civic for over 8 years.  It always starts right up and never sits for any long period of time so the battery was never really put under any undue strain.  Then one day out of the blue, no start.  Rolled down the hill and popped the clutch to get it home. 

Sorry about the spilled acid Salty.  That totally sucks. 

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on November 19, 2008, 06:54:06 PM
Wow... slow day on the interwebz...

<*crickets*>


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 20, 2008, 11:10:22 AM
Went to a sushi bar in Burlingame CA, suburb of SF, on Monday. The parking lot.... Benz, Bentley, two ferraris, Lambo, and 3 porsches... not a single BMW... on and then my Ford Focus rental car... ha ha ha...  Must be nice to be filthy rich.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on November 20, 2008, 11:52:13 AM
Laura's boss has a Jag XJR-R, one of 5,000 made that year.  We were at a restraunt where they valet park and the nice cars are up front for all to see.  Half way through dinner is see his car is gone.  Replaced by a Bently driven by Art Alexakis from Everclear.

I got a grin.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 21, 2008, 05:46:12 AM
I got me a Honda Accord SE pregnant doges!  Top that!

I was 5 minutes late to Porsche 944 ownership yesterday  :-\


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 21, 2008, 09:11:48 AM
944? hmm.... Sixteen Candles car? You want to win over Molly Ringwald... she wasn't even the hot girl in any of her own movies.  However, they are fun cars.... now I want a porsche.... hmm... wonder if the wifey would notice a car change.   [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 21, 2008, 09:39:31 AM
I dislike 944s but the price was right.  Worst case scenario would have been it was more of a fixer that represented I could have parted it for a profit.

Missed it by 5 minutes.  Took too long thinking about it.

 :-\


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 21, 2008, 09:57:14 AM
I prefer the poo colored 911s. Mother almost bought one.... remember that thread?  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 21, 2008, 10:18:04 AM
I prefer the poo colored 911s. Mother almost bought one.... remember that thread?  ;D

Almost?  I thought he did . . .


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on November 21, 2008, 10:22:57 AM
I prefer the poo colored 911s. Mother almost bought one.... remember that thread?  ;D

Oh god. Really?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on November 21, 2008, 02:27:11 PM
I prefer the poo colored 911s. Mother almost bought one.... remember that thread?  ;D

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I remember that!! Pooooooo!! He was going to get rid of the jeep for it!!   [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: oregunduc on November 21, 2008, 03:05:22 PM
I believe he was calling it rootbeer or something to that effect  [laugh] but poo was the more common reference on this board.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on November 22, 2008, 08:17:11 AM
When I buy my "super sports car," I want it to be tan or peanut colored.


































NOT! [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on November 22, 2008, 10:48:03 AM
We could call it the 'Turd Mobile'.... Put some red flames on it...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 22, 2008, 11:22:37 AM
We could call it the 'Turd Mobile'.... Put some red flames on it...

Isn't that the VW you just bought - A flaming turd?  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on November 22, 2008, 01:46:32 PM
If it had been brown in color, yes... So it'd be a flaming silver turd... great for fighting off werewolves and stuff... and things... :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on November 22, 2008, 05:27:56 PM
You get those around this time of year, when the dog starts eating the tinsel off the tree.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 22, 2008, 05:33:42 PM
JB Weld - heat proof but NOT fire proof.  :-\


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on November 23, 2008, 01:04:59 AM
Dammit. [bang]

Went to the gun show

I needed 3 things

1) AR lower receiver
2) SIG P232 in stainless steel
3) MagPul "PMAGs" for the AR

None to be found.

Faaaaahdge.

Time to go place some direct orders and see how far down the waiting list I am.

So back to my original thread that got moved... anyone know somebody with an AR they're lookin' to sell private party, shoot me a PM.  Either the whole thing, or just the lower receiver (in any state of assembly from bare receiver to complete lower with stock).

---------------
In other news, I placed an order for the new Blackberry Storm smartphone.  Played with one in the store... schweeeeeet.  [thumbsup]  With all the discounts, I only spent $100 on that $250 phone.  I should get mine around mid-December.  Within the first two days of that wanker going on sale, they sold out, and the wait list is now three weeks.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on November 23, 2008, 08:10:47 PM
Yeah, that was the most nutfully crowded gun show I've been to. The parking lot was full all the way to the MAX station--at five on Friday. I got the last, cheapest can of 500 .223 I could find. $170 dollars. I used to pay $78.

I didn't see much in the market of lowers, myself. May end up having to take apart my Bushmaster to get one sent to ALS, though I don't think that any regulations would be able to hurt his business, since he's technically only selling a component, and isn't a manufacturer.

Had a bunch of Sportsman's Warehouse gift cards to burn, though, so I picked up a Benelli M2-tactical auto 12 gauge on Saturday. Their entire handgun shelf was empty, and the only rifles they had were bolt action or 10/22s. Heh.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on November 24, 2008, 10:18:02 AM
Mornin' everyone!!   8)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 24, 2008, 11:01:56 AM
Mornin' everyone!!   8)

Waaazzzzzzzzzzzuuuuuup?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on November 24, 2008, 09:50:41 PM
Nothin'  8)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on November 24, 2008, 10:16:45 PM
I need a good dose of riding behind Krolik, the sun on my leather, and the smell of gasoline and exhaust mixed with the sweet sweet smell of flowers in bloom. We are barely into winter and i miss the springtime/summer already...... [moto]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on November 25, 2008, 01:40:04 AM
I need a good dose of riding behind Krolik....


...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on November 25, 2008, 01:24:28 PM
Take the damn economy and then add in this crappy weather... and it seems like a fairly depressing holiday season. We should do a DMF xmas party.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on November 25, 2008, 02:43:54 PM
I don't care if you are dressed like Santa I'm not sitting in your lap.  And there ain't no way in hell I'm gonna pet the teddy bear either!

Otherwise this sounds like a great idea.  White Elephant gifts and all.  [bow_down]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on November 25, 2008, 05:16:56 PM
that does sound like fun.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on November 25, 2008, 05:19:44 PM
My name is Bendy, and I approve that message.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on November 25, 2008, 05:23:09 PM
I'll be in the area Dec 12 and leaving Dec 19th....be good to see y'all again and have a partay.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on November 25, 2008, 07:30:20 PM
i say riding behind Krolik cause that just gives me good memories of being behind him on the summer rides trying to see if i could keep up with him the whole time. A challenge for me. Victor sets the perfect pace. Lots of fun.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on November 25, 2008, 07:53:32 PM

...

 >:(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on November 26, 2008, 12:34:56 AM
>:(


What?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on November 26, 2008, 09:06:05 AM

What?

You pushed back again, didn't ya!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on November 26, 2008, 04:27:59 PM
... that not so fresh feelin' again?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on November 27, 2008, 10:23:03 AM

Happy Gobble Day to all y'all.

Hope the turkey is crispy, the pie is sweet, and the day is good.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on November 27, 2008, 10:35:29 AM
mmm... pie... you know what goes good w/ pie?  ( . )( . )   [thumbsup]

Merry Turkey Day everyone!!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on December 04, 2008, 07:51:35 AM
Has anyone seen Keith Code's column in the latest issue of Motorcyclist

It reminded me of when Elies schooled Code in basic physics. ;D

Too bad Code is a douche. [roll]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 04, 2008, 11:29:25 AM
Has anyone seen Keith Code's column in the latest issue of Motorcyclist

It reminded me of when Elies schooled Code in basic physics. ;D

Too bad Code is a douche. [roll]


I lost all respect for that man when he just up and bailed after that exchange

I believe Code is also the guy who said

"engines are for going and brakes are for stopping"

implying that the use of engine braking isn't advised on a motorcycle

total  [bang] douche  [bang] bag  [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on December 04, 2008, 05:41:34 PM
There is real value to weighting the inside peg while in a turn at speed.  Not sure what he was talking about.  He also mentioned the bike wont stand up if you apply the throttle while in , or exiting a turn.  More BS.  On every bike I have ever ridden on the track, weighting the inside peg makes the bike turn in, and hold a corner better then lets say weighting the "outside" peg.  and I use the throttle to tighten, and loosen a corner radius all the time when passing people.  I don't know this guy, I have a book, or DVD or something around here, but after reading that article, I have a lot less respect for his ability to "teach" people how to go fast.

Most I-4 guys dont have a real good grasp on the advantage of engine breaking.  Its kind of sad, really.

oh, and Jacob still after all these years, sucks!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on December 04, 2008, 07:11:18 PM
Haven't read Code's column.  Alls I know is, our local moto hippy hermit made more sense and gave a better explanation of handling than that published instructor.

Elias FTW.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on December 05, 2008, 05:12:38 AM
Elias for President!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 05, 2008, 09:05:08 AM
Awww shucks.

I think a lot of Code's ideas and philosophies are pretty out dated,
they made sense when the bikes were more violent and couldn't handle the level of finesse required to do well at the race track these days.  It made more sense to be full on the brakes before the corner, get through it any way you could then full on it when the bike was straight.  Nowadays, tires are soo good and suspension, brakes and engines are better, you can blur the lines for more speed.



One thing I do agree with him about is that brakes are for slow and throttle is for go - at the track.  Why waste time slowing down when you can get your speed down NOW?  If you are at neutral throttle, you are asking to get passed.
Plus, on I-4 bikes, or even worse, 2-smokers, there isn't a whole hell of a lot of engine braking to be had, especially when you add a slipper clutch.  BLING BLING.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on December 05, 2008, 09:15:00 AM
Awww shucks.

I think a lot of Code's ideas and philosophies are pretty out dated,
they made sense when the bikes were more violent and couldn't handle the level of finesse required to do well at the race track these days.  It made more sense to be full on the brakes before the corner, get through it any way you could then full on it when the bike was straight.  Nowadays, tires are soo good and suspension, brakes and engines are better, you can blur the lines for more speed.



One thing I do agree with him about is that brakes are for slow and throttle is for go - at the track.  Why waste time slowing down when you can get your speed down NOW?  If you are at neutral throttle, you are asking to get passed.
Plus, on I-4 bikes, or even worse, 2-smokers, there isn't a whole hell of a lot of engine braking to be had, especially when you add a slipper clutch.  BLING BLING.

^^^ what he said.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 05, 2008, 02:13:39 PM
that may be

but

it is popular to suggest that new riders read A Twist of the Wrist and hail Code as a god

However, imo

teaching racing concepts to new riders that bypass basic technique such as engine braking is begging for potential failure

and it creates shitty riders

How many youtube videos show a rider approaching an easy stop and fold up the front end for no apparent reason?

engine braking, some gentle rear brake, and stay off the giant front rotors and that wouldn't happen

but

we all happily  [bow_down] to Code and repeat his montra "brakes are for stopping"

 [roll]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on December 05, 2008, 02:42:12 PM
When I'm making my way down Boones Ferry Road in a civilized manner, and approach a stoplight, I will let off the gas, allow the bike to compression brake, and use only a little bit of front brake to complete the stop.  Smooth.

When at the track, coming off the front or back straights, I friggin nail the brakes to whoa before entering the corner.  Also use the brakes to scrub off speed built up by throttle application between corners.

Granted, I haven't actually raced, but that's the method that seemed to make sense when on track, where time is of the essence.


Yes, I'm one of those idiots blathering about something he really doesn't know much about.  [bang]  I'm gonna shut up now and go back to work... I just had to give my brain a break from debugging test scripts, and motorcycles are a pleasant distraction.  [moto]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 05, 2008, 06:04:29 PM
This is something else I have a little insight on --

FAR more riders are killed or injured by inadequate braking than by overuse of the front brake.

The VAST majority of a bikes stopping power comes from the front, a failure to properly use it leads to either 'having to lay it down" or impact, or both. 

So, yeah, for a newb, brakes are for slow.  For a racer, brakes are for slow.

For someone with moderate-advanced experience, riding at or near the speed limit, maybe rolling off gets the job done most of the time, but if you never practice the use of the front brake, it's not going to be there when the fan is on high and you are the poo headed straight for it.

that may be

but

it is popular to suggest that new riders read A Twist of the Wrist and hail Code as a god

However, imo

teaching racing concepts to new riders that bypass basic technique such as engine braking is begging for potential failure

and it creates shitty riders

How many youtube videos show a rider approaching an easy stop and fold up the front end for no apparent reason?

engine braking, some gentle rear brake, and stay off the giant front rotors and that wouldn't happen

but

we all happily  [bow_down] to Code and repeat his montra "brakes are for stopping"

 [roll]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 08, 2008, 10:24:05 AM
no


look it is simple

you cannot have black and white statements like engines are for going and brakes are for slowing as teaching elements

unless you are training dogs

Engine braking is a fundamental of motorcycling

when you poo poo it as Code does...(or at least we are assuming at this point because i can't find the quote)

you ignore a major part of vehicle function and basic principal

the act of slowing down is initiated by releasing throttle

this is engine braking

the engine automatically does it when the gas is let off

and regardless of your skill or application be it street or racing

it is a vital aspect of smooth vehicle operation

to say not to engine brake is to imply that when you want to slow down you pull clutch and hit the brakes and skip the whole middle part of using the motor to slow down

that is why the black and white of that statement is stupid

Even when hot on the front rotors you are downshifting and releasing the clutch in order to use engine braking to keep the ass end in line

So eat it hippy boy

Engine braking is a vital part of slowing a motorcycle






Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on December 08, 2008, 10:29:08 AM
I have to pee.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on December 08, 2008, 10:57:37 AM
I have to pee.  ;D

I have to queue.   ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 12:12:11 PM
When training, it's better to simplify than to overload.

You have to distinquish signal and noise - effective stopping or slowing with both brakes is signal, engine braking is noise.

It is better, in any scenario to teach pulling in the clutch and using the brakes to slow than it is to TEACH engine braking, because it is more effective than releasing the throttle and relying on the engine for braking.  If the lesson being taught is "how to slow or stop a motorcycle" the focus control is the brakes.  On most bikes, the rear brake is more powerful than engine braking.

Further, anyone who cannot figure out engine braking on their own, does not deserve to ride a motorcycle, at least not for very long.

I poo poo it in rider instruction and racing, two places where it certainly does not belong. 
Engine braking breeds complacency, if you have enough margin for complacency, then it is acceptable.  Newbs and racers do not.

no


look it is simple

you cannot have black and white statements like engines are for going and brakes are for slowing as teaching elements

unless you are training dogs

Engine braking is a fundamental of motorcycling

when you poo poo it as Code does...(or at least we are assuming at this point because i can't find the quote)

you ignore a major part of vehicle function and basic principal

the act of slowing down is initiated by releasing throttle

this is engine braking

the engine automatically does it when the gas is let off

and regardless of your skill or application be it street or racing

it is a vital aspect of smooth vehicle operation

to say not to engine brake is to imply that when you want to slow down you pull clutch and hit the brakes and skip the whole middle part of using the motor to slow down

that is why the black and white of that statement is stupid

Even when hot on the front rotors you are downshifting and releasing the clutch in order to use engine braking to keep the ass end in line

So eat it hippy boy

Engine braking is a vital part of slowing a motorcycle







Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on December 08, 2008, 12:51:51 PM
It is better, in any scenario to teach pulling in the clutch and using the brakes to slow than it is to TEACH engine braking, because it is more effective than releasing the throttle and relying on the engine for braking.  If the lesson being taught is "how to slow or stop a motorcycle" the focus control is the brakes.  On most bikes, the rear brake is more powerful than engine braking.

Can I hire you to teach? Need to get that wifey of mine out on the bike more often.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on December 08, 2008, 01:10:38 PM
I'm on board with Mother on this one.  Engine braking is a huge fact of life on a motorcycle (esp 2 cyls.).  It is always there.

It is going to take place whether the newbie wants it to or not.  Everyone has to learn how to manage it, sooner or later.  Better to learn it sooner with instruction rather than later, violently, on your on.

The question on "whether" or not to use it under this or that circumstance is an entirely different debate.  I use it all the time.  I'd be sad if I had to give it up  :'(  in order to be regarded as a better rider.

Where's Krolik?  Victor!  Jump in on this heated debate!!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 01:25:38 PM
Manage what?  You think that not being taught to use engine braking is going to result in a crash?

Did anyone teach you engine braking as a technique?  Did anyone need to?

I'm not advocating that you shouldn't use engine braking, I'm saying it's a worthless skill to teach, and has no place on a race track.

I'm on board with Mother on this one.  Engine braking is a huge fact of life on a motorcycle (esp 2 cyls.).  It is always there.

It is going to take place whether the newbie wants it to or not.  Everyone has to learn how to manage it, sooner or later.  Better to learn it sooner with instruction rather than later, violently, on your on.

The question on "whether" or not to use it under this or that circumstance is an entirely different debate.  I use it all the time.  I'd be sad if I had to give it up  :'(  in order to be regarded as a better rider.

Where's Krolik?  Victor!  Jump in on this heated debate!!




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on December 08, 2008, 01:30:29 PM
Manage what?  You think that not being taught to use engine braking is going to result in a crash?

Did anyone teach you engine braking as a technique?  Did anyone need to?

I'm not advocating that you shouldn't use engine braking, I'm saying it's a worthless skill to teach, and has no place on a race track.


No one taught me about engine braking and when it first happened to me, I about dumped the bike. Keep in mind, I was a complete newb with all engines and didn't even know about the concept.

Woulda been nice to have been taught it so I would at least know what it was. Now I use it all the time.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 01:35:26 PM
How did you learn?
Organized instruction, or through a friend?

Also - honestly, if the concept that closing the throttle will lead to deceleration is completely foreign to someone, I don't think they are ready to ride a motorcycle.  JMHO and all.

No one taught me about engine braking and when it first happened to me, I about dumped the bike. Keep in mind, I was a complete newb with all engines and didn't even know about the concept.

Woulda been nice to have been taught it so I would at least know what it was. Now I use it all the time.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on December 08, 2008, 01:37:29 PM
thats why i slow down......??


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on December 08, 2008, 01:37:43 PM
How did you learn?
Organized instruction, or through a friend?

organized

Quote
Also - honestly, if the concept that closing the throttle will lead to deceleration is completely foreign to someone, I don't think they are ready to ride a motorcycle.  JMHO and all.


thanks. you're sweet.


It was the abrupt and sudden slow down that got me. In a car, I had never experience something so abrupt when taking my foot off the gas. Had I known it would be as harsh as it was, I woulda been ok with it.


But I guess i wasn't ready to ride, even though I had taken the MSF and practiced. Awesome.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on December 08, 2008, 01:41:26 PM
I use engine braking all the time on the track, silly goose!

When Im in a turn, on throttle opens the radius, while off throttle tightens it.  The tightening of the radius is a result of the bike slowing down and dipping in from engine breaking.

Here are two more realistic scenario's.

#1 - If your riding out in some unpopulated area, and an animal runs out in front of you, you are going to grab a handful of front break and not give two shits about engine breaking.  Its not going to make you slow down any faster, and is only one more thing to "process" while trying to slow and avoid said animal.

#2 - Your riding along and in the distance you see a light turn yellow.  You start the process of a controlled stop which may, or may not include engine breaking.

#3 - When Jacob is feltching, there is no time for brakes, or throttle, its just go time!




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 01:43:47 PM
Can I hire you to teach? Need to get that wifey of mine out on the bike more often.

It's all her now man.  What she needs is seat time.  If she wants someone other than you to escort her, I'd be down to help out some time... but she's got to want it on her own.  Best not to force it.

organized

thanks. you're sweet.

In Kackilacky, so MSF?  Isn't one of the questions in excercise 1 "what happens when you close the throttle?" "it returns to idle."  Or something of that nature? 
When did you first discover engine braking? (I can't remember the MSF excercises that well, there are 2 straddle walking excercises, yeah?  We don't have MSF in OR anymore.)

I'm a dick, but it's true.  Motorcycles are dangerous, you did the right thing by taking a course.  You weren't ready to ride a motorcycle before that experience.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on December 08, 2008, 01:49:33 PM

In Kackilacky, so MSF?  Isn't one of the questions in excercise 1 "what happens when you close the throttle?" "it returns to idle."  Or something of that nature? 
When did you first discover engine braking? (I can't remember the MSF excercises that well, there are 2 straddle walking excercises, yeah?  We don't have MSF in OR anymore.)

I'm a dick, but it's true.  Motorcycles are dangerous, you did the right thing by taking a course.  You weren't ready to ride a motorcycle before that experience.

I didn't ride a motorcycle before taking the course Elias.

I discovered it out on the road on my bike.

Yes, in North Carolina, yes the MSF.

I did not experience engine braking in the course that I took. We were either on the brakes, or on the throttle, or had the clutch pulled. Maybe it was a fault in the way they taught the course, but I didn't experience it.

I'll state, again, I wish they had taught what engine braking was and had us experience it. And, again, maybe that was a flaw in the way the course was taught.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 02:01:18 PM
I use engine braking all the time on the track, silly goose!

When Im in a turn, on throttle opens the radius, while off throttle tightens it.  The tightening of the radius is a result of the bike slowing down and dipping in from engine breaking.


Where have I heard that before?   ???  This is true.  Honestly, I can't recall ever significantly rolling on/off to affect my line, I actually do almost all of my directional control Code style - hands on the bars.  I'm not comfortable breaking traction so I never really tried to learn to steer with the rear wheel.  

Here are two more realistic scenario's.

#1 - If your riding out in some unpopulated area, and an animal runs out in front of you, you are going to grab a handful of front break and not give two shits about engine breaking.  Its not going to make you slow down any faster, and is only one more thing to "process" while trying to slow and avoid said animal.
100% yes - this is why engine braking is a "noise" thing with newbs.  They should learn to stop RIGHT NOW, not eventually.

#2 - Your riding along and in the distance you see a light turn yellow.  You start the process of a controlled stop which may, or may not include engine breaking.
Also true - and a skill that is VERY easily self taught.


#3 - When Jacob is feltching, there is no time for brakes, or throttle, its just go time!

Agreed.  I think.  Maybe not.


PS - It's BRAKES, make the beast with two backsstick.
I didn't ride a motorcycle before taking the course Elias.

I discovered it out on the road on my bike.

Yes, in North Carolina, yes the MSF.

I did not experience engine braking in the course that I took. We were either on the brakes, or on the throttle, or had the clutch pulled. Maybe it was a fault in the way they taught the course, but I didn't experience it.

I'll state, again, I wish they had taught what engine braking was and had us experience it. And, again, maybe that was a flaw in the way the course was taught.

I respecfully disagree.  There are several excercises where you ride in circles with other riders in front of and behind you.  You used, to some degree, the throttle to modulate your speed to keep a safe (or maybe not so safe) following distance.  A 125 single or twin, which is what you were riding, does not offer engine braking forces on the same scale of a larger v-twin, neither do most I-4 engines or anything with a slipper clutch.
See, it wasn't "engine braking" that caused you problems - it was the scale of such from a (relatively) large displacement twin.  Teaching to your specific bike is not within the scope of a 2 day general beginners riding class, such as the MSC BRC or the TO BRT. 

I'd also ask - what are other tasks, which now seem simple, that almost threw you on your ass?  Did you ever have an "oh shit" moment when trying to operate the turn signals?  Stall it at a busy intersection?  These are things, like smooth throttle control, that can only be taught by repetition, which means that after learning the basics, you have to take ownership and practice these things in a safe manner.

I'll state it again - this is not something that should be taught, either in a beginner motorcycle class, or a road racing course.  This is something that can safely be self-learned. 
On further reflection, it is simply a matter of smooth throttle control - which is a skill that I will readily admit that I have not yet mastered, with all of my experiences. 




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on December 08, 2008, 02:06:10 PM
You are a dick toolio, but those of us who know and love you as well as we do love you in spite of it. Hell, because of it!!

 [beer]

Hey when are we getting beers again?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on December 08, 2008, 02:09:13 PM
You're so right. I should have practiced a technique that I had never heard of nor experienced before.





In other news, I'll be out there on Friday. Mother wanted to get drinks with you.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 02:12:37 PM
You're so right. I should have practiced a technique that I had never heard of nor experienced before.





In other news, I'll be out there on Friday. Mother wanted to get drinks with you.

You are hard to argue with.  So, you didn't use the throttle to modulate your speed during the course?  That was indeed a deficient course, no wonder we kicked those totalitarian scummake the beast with two backss to the curb.


I'm always down to drink with Mommy and mommy.

PS - (I'm not sure if capital M is for those who have borne children, or those who haven't.)

PPS - the nanny filter on this board sucks. 


triple ps -
would you share the circumstances that engine braking almost caused you to dump your bike?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on December 08, 2008, 02:18:48 PM
I never really had an issue with engine braking, but it may have been because I started off at relatively low speeds and worked up from there so I was able to get used to the front end dropping suddenly if I grabbed a bunch of brake at once. I also drive a manual so since I learned to drive I have been using the clutch to slow to a stop along with the brake, I just kinda naturally did that with the bike too. But you know, I also didn't take any courses, just learned on the street so to speak, so yeah.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on December 08, 2008, 02:25:44 PM
my thought about it is this:

Why argue? You're not changing my mind and I'm not changing yours.


And you can turn the Language filter off.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 02:30:01 PM
I never really had an issue with engine braking, but it may have been because I started off at relatively low speeds and worked up from there so I was able to get used to the front end dropping suddenly if I grabbed a bunch of brake at once. I also drive a manual so since I learned to drive I have been using the clutch to slow to a stop along with the brake, I just kinda naturally did that with the bike too. But you know, I also didn't take any courses, just learned on the street so to speak, so yeah.
Plus your bike doesn't have much engine braking available (small displacement)...

my thought about it is this:

Why argue? You're not changing my mind and I'm not changing yours.


And you can turn the Language filter off.
I wasn't trying to argue with YOU. 
I don't really care to change your mind, it's made up - but I am open to your opinions,
and I have a slightly professional vested interest in discussions about rider training...
and motorcycle dynamics is one of my favorite studies...


Can I guess what the circumstances were?

I think 8-10 mph, first gear, mid-turn in a parking lot.

Yea, nay?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on December 08, 2008, 02:31:12 PM
my thought about it is this:

Why argue? You're not changing my mind and I'm not changing yours.


And you can turn the Language filter off.

Because both of you feel an incessant need to be right.











 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on December 08, 2008, 02:39:15 PM
No Elias. It did not happen like that.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on December 08, 2008, 02:42:30 PM
let's get together, and feeeeeel alright.

(http://poponthepop.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/bob_marley.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on December 08, 2008, 02:47:55 PM
You ever grab some brake and they fail? It feels like you instantly gain 10 mph. How come?  [popcorn]

damn hippies  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 02:51:59 PM
This is my computer background at home:
(http://www.reallifephotos.org/wp-content/photos/2008_05/wrong.jpg)

You ever grab some brake and they fail? It feels like you instantly gain 10 mph. How come?  [popcorn]

damn hippies  :)

make the beast with two backs yeah. 

I'm still curious about how it went down - or rather, how it didn't go down.   [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on December 08, 2008, 02:55:36 PM
Laughing so hard I look like this:  :'( dick


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on December 08, 2008, 03:19:09 PM
I dont lose traction when I modulate the throttle in a lean.  Its simply under power, or not.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 03:23:59 PM
I dont lose traction when I modulate the throttle in a lean.  Its simply under power, or not.


I know, but truly "steering with the rear wheel" requires braking traction - and I'm not there.

Even in racing, I rarely went to 100%, I could always "push more to lean more" to tighten my line, and I never went 100% in a pass.  I actually think I ran slower times when I thought I was going 100%... 

That's why I'll go down as an "also ran," I suppose.   [coffee]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on December 08, 2008, 03:54:37 PM
ok, now Im confused.  When did backing it in enter this conversation?  :)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 08, 2008, 03:55:11 PM
I will maintain that teaching clutch in/brakes on technique over brakes on/downshift is lining certain riders up for failure


and I mis-represented my stance on this

i am not proposing Engine Braking as an alternative to brakes

I am proposing that it needs to be used as a filler in between brake application

as far as teaching it solely, you call it complacency, and I call it proper preperation to a stop

when riding on the street you should be aware far enough ahead to downshift a bike to a stop applying both brakes at the 2nd and 1st gear mark

initiate the stop with downshifts

5th-4th-3rd-Rear Brake-2nd-Front Brake-1st/Stop

or

Rear/Front brake-5th-4th-3rd-2nd-1st/Stop

but never

Clutch-Rear/Front Brake-Stop


you mentioned the front brake is the most importaant aspect of stopping, i agree

and

you mention that the rear brake is more powerful than the engine brake, I agree

but the engine is still a slowing factor and a force to be dealt with when slowing or stopping

you can grab as much front and rear brake as you want but if you also downshift at the same point and hear the motor increase revolution then it is applying drag to your stop which is contributing to the force of slowing




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 04:06:37 PM
ok, now Im confused.  When did backing it in enter this conversation?  :)
Backing it in is only a small part of steering with the throttle... right? 
I've decided to drop this portion of my argument.  I don't steer with the throttle, and honestly, I only have theory for discussion.  It works for you, so I'll concede you are the expert there.

I think one time, someone asked Rossi how he wins so many races, and he said "easy, less brake, more throttle."
In reality, we do things different, but ideally, you'd go smoothly from the brake to the throttle for the fastest way around, right?  Use the most powerful tool in your box, most of the time?

I will maintain that teaching clutch in/brakes on technique over brakes on/downshift is a lining certain riders up for failure
You know what the second leading cause of single vehicle motorcycle fatality accidents is (in Oregon)?  Not stopping quickly enough. 

I will maintain that there is no harm in not teaching engine braking, but there can be harm in relying on it.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 08, 2008, 04:20:52 PM
You know what the second leading cause of single vehicle motorcycle fatality accidents is (in Oregon)?  Not stopping quickly enough. 

I will maintain that there is no harm in not teaching engine braking, but there can be harm in relying on it.

I am not proposing engine braking over brakes

and

i am not factoring this concept for an emergency stop

the main point I am making here is the idea of removing it from the equation (clutch in) is stupid



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 04:31:42 PM
I am not proposing engine braking over brakes

and

i am not factoring this concept for an emergency stop

the main point I am making here is the idea of removing it from the equation (clutch in) is stupid



Trust me, taking it out of the equation works much better.

"All four paws kiddies, both hands squeeze, both feet press."

If you try something else, you'll end up with bodies everywhere*



And to respond to your edit -

I don't let the clutch out between gears when I'm stopping in a remotely quick manner. 
IE - coming into T1 at PIR - Brakes, clutch 5-4 clutch out, brakes out
Emergency stop on the road - brakes, clutch 4-3-2-1 (as required)

In a laxidasical stop, I'll shift w/o clutch, or I'll let the clutch out - but this is a complacent stop where I'm not concerned with getting my speed down NOW.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 04:35:43 PM
*funny aside...

One time, in a class that I wasn't a part of... a student came in clutch out in the quick stop excersize of a BRT course.  This was at the Sylvania course, which has very little run out on one of the stopping chutes. 
She panicked a little bit, for one reason or another, and stopped braking and continued throttling.   (a common "mistake" for newbs is to roll on the throttle while applying the front brake - another reason to teach them to pull the clutch in.)  She overshot the braking chute, and went over the curb and through the shrubbery, and down into a parking lot below.  Because she was still upright, she decided to just cruise the parking lot, taking a little tour of the facility, up the driveway, around the range and back in line.

The instructors were,  umm... impressed, I suppose. 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 08, 2008, 04:47:06 PM
Trust me, taking it out of the equation works much better.

"All four paws kiddies, both hands squeeze, both feet press."

If you try something else, you'll end up with bodies everywhere*



And to respond to your edit -

I don't let the clutch out between gears when I'm stopping in a remotely quick manner. 
IE - coming into T1 at PIR - Brakes, clutch 5-4 clutch out, brakes out
Emergency stop on the road - brakes, clutch 4-3-2-1 (as required)

In a laxidasical stop, I'll shift w/o clutch, or I'll let the clutch out - but this is a complacent stop where I'm not concerned with getting my speed down NOW.


this is the approach that most instructors use here at the FD as well

they dumb down a concept in order for the lowest common denominator to understand

then when you need to rely on the person taught in this manner they have huge gaps in their understanding of an idea

I don't like that approach

simplify yes, ockham's razor yes, but don't take out the idea completely

as a teacher you are the expert sure but to eliminate a principle in order to teach those likely unteachable is cheating your better students

and yes your better students will find the knowledge on their own

but

take my experience with Team Oregon and that jackass bill or howard or whoever we figured it was

constantly telling me that rolling off and using my rear brake was wrong

well in the lowspeed stuff we were doing it was perfectly acceptable

and I still have my giant front rotors available if I need to stop NOW

I'm not saying that you are a poor teacher

and I understand that you need to keep it simple for the amount of people you teach that really shouldn't be there

but

it pisses me off to have a teacher assume I'm stupid and teach me like I cannot learn a complicated idea

because he/she hasn't taken the time or does not have the time to actually know the student...yes this is left over Dr Phil shit of mine from High school





Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on December 08, 2008, 04:49:06 PM
My contribution to this yell at Elias thread was while in a committed turn (no rear wheel loss of traction here), you can control your lean with the throttle.  On throttle pulls the bike up, and increases radius (you do this on exit all the time!), and roll off throttle (even a little), will make the bike dive in (tighten the radius).  I use this all the time when racing to correct my line while in a committed lean.

Now stop yelling at me, and start drinking!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 08, 2008, 04:54:22 PM
it kills me when maurice has these lucid moments

like he knows more than

ooh ooh beer

and

ooh ooh boobies



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 04:56:14 PM
1) It's not dumbing down - that's how to do a quick stop.  Further, for people with little or no experience, it's borderline blatantly dangerous to attempt a quick stop with the clutch out.  Fully 2/3 or any given class will come down the chute at least once with their engine near redline because they've rolled on the throttle as they've squeezed the brake.  With the clutch in, this is just noise, clutch out, this is someone getting hurt and firefighters having to come down and demonstrate their techniques.


2)The excercise is called "Quick Stop."
You were not demostrating a "quick stop."  Your instructors did not know you, or your skill level, so they must coach you to demonstrate your proficiency at stopping quickly.

(insert mean spirited joke about running into _____ here)

(insert your choice of raccon, family of raccoons, bridge, Morilla or other in the blank space above.)

 ;D


this is the approach that most instructors use here at the FD as well

they dumb down a concept in order for the lowest common denominator to understand

then when you need to rely on the persontaught in this manner they have huge gaps in their understanding of an idea

I don't like that approach

simplify yes, ockham's razor yes, but don't take out the idea completely

as a teacher you are the expert sure but to eliminate a principle in order to teach those likely unteachable is cheating your better students

and yes your better students will find the knowledge on their own

but

take my experience with Team Oregon and that jackass bill or howard or whoever we figured it was

constantly telling me that rolling off and using my rear brake was wrong

well in the lowspeed stuff we were doing it was perfectly acceptable

and I still have my giant front rotors available if I need to stop NOW

I'm not saying that you are a poor teacher

and I understand that you need to keep it simple for the amount of people you teach that really shouldn't be there

but

it pisses me off to have a teacher assume I'm stupid and teach me like I cannot learn a complicated idea

because he/she hasn't taken the time or does not have the time to actually know the student...yes this is left over Dr Phil shit of mine from High school






Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 08, 2008, 05:01:56 PM
1) It's not dumbing down - that's how to do a quick stop.  Further, for people with little or no experience, it's borderline blatantly dangerous to attempt a quick stop with the clutch out.  Fully 2/3 or any given class will come down the chute at least once with their engine near redline because they've rolled on the throttle as they've squeezed the brake.  With the clutch in, this is just noise, clutch out, this is someone getting hurt and firefighters having to come down and demonstrate their techniques.


2)The excercise is called "Quick Stop."
You were not demostrating a "quick stop."  Your instructors did not know you, or your skill level, so they must coach you to demonstrate your proficiency at stopping quickly.

(insert mean spirited joke about running into _____ here)

(insert your choice of raccon, family of raccoons, bridge, Morilla or other in the blank space above.)

 ;D



hhmm

how to get through to the big educated dummy that I am not talking about engine braking and a quick/emergency/oh shit stop...




I see your bridge comment and raise you a driveway comment


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 05:05:28 PM

hhmm

how to get through to the big educated dummy that I am not talking about engine braking and a quick/emergency/oh shit stop...




I see your bridge comment and raise you a driveway comment

Do you think they should add an excercise titled "how to make a lazy stop for a red light on a secondary road"?  Do you think that the program should be dumbed down to the level, or do you think that is a sufficiently hard skill to master that it needs to be included even for the stronger students?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on December 08, 2008, 05:09:36 PM
Why is it a "lazy stop"?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 08, 2008, 05:13:17 PM
Do you think they should add an excercise titled "how to make a lazy stop for a red light on a secondary road"?  Do you think that the program should be dumbed down to the level, or do you think that is a sufficiently hard skill to master that it needs to be included even for the stronger students?



No no and no

I am an instructor here at the FD not at Team Oregon so i am not even going to approach policy in that arena

what I do think is that to eliminate the idea of engine braking by teaching a student that to stop is Clutch In/Brakes on

as I believe we are in agreement is Code's technique

is short sheeting the principal operation of a motorcycle

now

it is perfectly acceptable to teach that in an emergency stop

that is a different operation than a regular lackadaisical complacent stop


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on December 08, 2008, 05:32:58 PM
its easy.

To stop in the shortest amount of distance possible, pull in the clutch, grab your front brake (not all at once, gradually increasing pressure till you are at your maximum without flipping the bike), and apply some rear brake.  Period.  No re-engagement of the clutch at all, it will only cause you more distractions.

Each and every encounter may have 5 different and just as correct ways of stopping your bike.  You need to figure out which works for you.

Where are we drinking again?

and you all owe me .25





Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 08, 2008, 05:37:04 PM
Each and every encounter may have 5 different and just as correct ways of stopping your bike.  You need to figure out which works for you.


sheer brilliance out of the big hairy man monkey


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on December 08, 2008, 06:12:29 PM

Click it (http://www.ebike-ridingtips.co.uk/video/mediaplayer.swf?file=rossi.flv)!

This is actually a pretty cool, and somewhat on recent topic.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 06:45:43 PM
its easy.

To stop in the shortest amount of distance possible, pull in the clutch, grab your front brake (not all at once, gradually increasing pressure till you are at your maximum without flipping the bike), and apply some rear brake.  Period.  No re-engagement of the clutch at all, it will only cause you more distractions.

Each and every encounter may have 5 different and just as correct ways of stopping your bike.  You need to figure out which works for you.

Where are we drinking again?

and you all owe me .25

Spot make the beast with two backsing on.

But - when we teach people new skills, and we ask them to practice -

do we ask them to practice 5 variations, or do we ask them to practice the best way?

A budding motorcyclist will have plenty of time to figure out how to roll to a stop at a light, but before they hit the busy streets - they NEED TO KNOW how to stop quickly, and this is the thing they should practice, or else the skill won't be there when they need it.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on December 08, 2008, 06:54:01 PM
DO NOT EVER MAKE ME WIKI THINGS!
<quote>
Occam's razor (sometimes spelled Ockham's razor) is a principle attributed to the 14th-century English logician and Franciscan friar, William of Ockham. The principle states that the explanation of any phenomenon should make as few assumptions as possible, eliminating those that make no difference in the observable predictions of the explanatory hypothesis or theory. The principle is often expressed in Latin as the lex parsimoniae ("law of parsimony" or "law of succinctness"): "entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem", roughly translated as "entities must not be multiplied beyond necessity". An alternative version "Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate" translates "plurality should not be posited without necessity".

This is often paraphrased as "All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best." In other words, when multiple competing theories are equal in other respects, the principle recommends selecting the theory that introduces the fewest assumptions and postulates the fewest entities. It is in this sense that Occam's razor is usually understood. This is, however, incorrect. Occam's razor is not concerned with the simplicity or complexity of a good explanation as such, it only demands that the explanation be free of elements that have nothing to do with the phenomenon (and the explanation).

Originally a tenet of the reductionist philosophy of nominalism, it is more often taken today as an heuristic maxim (rule of thumb) that advises economy, parsimony, or simplicity, often or especially in scientific theories. Here the same caveat applies to confounding topicality with mere simplicity. (A superficially simple phenomenon may have a complex mechanism behind it. A simple explanation would be simplistic if it failed to capture all the essential and relevant parts.) </quote>

On  a side note... Julie came rumbling into the drive a little fast... she gripped a handfull of front brake and a handfull of throttle.... except she forgot to get a handfull of clutch... the result? The back end shot to the left and the front end stayed where it was. Bike on the ground. Nobody hurt... but a lesson learned.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 06:54:58 PM
Why is it a "lazy stop"?

Seriously? 

How about this - define a lazy stop, and an active stop - we'll assume those are opposites... and then we'll work towards how to accomplish each, if you wish.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on December 08, 2008, 07:04:42 PM
Just to stir up the pot a bit....or to add a point....

Czysz told Mo and I once in a "tip session" not to rely on engine braking.

His reasoning.

As conditions change (rpm, gear, speed, etc) engine braking changes.

So for consistency don't rely on engine braking.

seems logical

but I still engine brake

Perhaps as one gets faster this may be a thing one has to unlearn

idk






 



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on December 08, 2008, 07:15:00 PM
Seriously? 

How about this - define a lazy stop, and an active stop - we'll assume those are opposites... and then we'll work towards how to accomplish each, if you wish.


You know what, nevermind. I'll go ask to someone else. Thanks anyways.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 08, 2008, 07:35:52 PM

You know what, nevermind. I'll go ask to someone else. Thanks anyways.

You are offended by my attempt to start with the basics, but how can we have a discussion, when there is a very real possibility that we have differing definitions?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on December 08, 2008, 07:52:30 PM

Where's Krolik?  Victor!  Jump in on this heated debate!!



At work, being productive, unlike the rest of you slackers. ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 08, 2008, 08:03:47 PM
Just to stir up the pot a bit....or to add a point....

Czysz told Mo and I once in a "tip session" not to rely on engine braking.

His reasoning.

As conditions change (rpm, gear, speed, etc) engine braking changes.

So for consistency don't rely on engine braking.

seems logical

but I still engine brake

Perhaps as one gets faster this may be a thing one has to unlearn

idk






 



Czysz is an idea-ist

so as an idea it sounds like a good idea

but

practical application :-\


Spot make the beast with two backsing on.

But - when we teach people new skills, and we ask them to practice -

do we ask them to practice 5 variations, or do we ask them to practice the best way?

A budding motorcyclist will have plenty of time to figure out how to roll to a stop at a light, but before they hit the busy streets - they NEED TO KNOW how to stop quickly, and this is the thing they should practice, or else the skill won't be there when they need it.

ok once again

everyone pay attention

THE IDEA OF ENGINE BRAKING IN THIS SCENARIO IS NOT BEING APPLIED TO AN EMERGENCY STOP



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on December 08, 2008, 08:28:06 PM
 [popcorn]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 08, 2008, 08:41:51 PM
OK here

lets look at this guy who is using throttle off to slow the motorcycle and not using the brake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjuhrIDU5K0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjuhrIDU5K0)


specifically on the entrance to 3



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on December 08, 2008, 09:14:20 PM
First of all, your watching the all time douchebag, bill "maxipad" sizmar (or some shit) filming Mitchel Pierce.

Second, he is recording Mitchell Piece (Elias, remember that guy we watched from T1 who was backing it in during the endurance race a couple years back?  this is him) who is known for his "backing it in" riding style.  There are lots of footage of him on youtube.  He is an amazing rider.

Thirdly, eat shit and die.  :)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 08, 2008, 09:18:34 PM
First of all, your watching the all time douchebag, bill "maxipad" sizmar (or some shit) filming Mitchel Pierce.

Second, he is recording Mitchell Piece (Elias, remember that guy we watched from T1 who was backing it in during the endurance race a couple years back?  this is him) who is known for his "backing it in" riding style.  There are lots of footage of him on youtube.  He is an amazing rider.

Thirdly, eat shit and die.  :)



yes i know who it is

I stopped working because I remembered the video

"Trailing Mitch"

and I knew it would prove my point

so blow me

i win

rah rah me





Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on December 08, 2008, 09:35:26 PM
wait, what does his riding style have to do with engine breaking?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on December 09, 2008, 01:30:21 AM
(http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm93/WTJJohnson/yoda.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 09, 2008, 08:26:07 AM
yes i know who it is
I stopped working because I remembered the video
"Trailing Mitch"
and I knew it would prove my point
so blow me
i win
rah rah me

Your debate fu is weak.  The day you can not only ride like that, but also TEACH ME to ride like that, I'll concede the point.

Until then, It's better to teach how to stop well, and let the student learn how to stop less well on their own.

PS - if engine braking is good, then why would anyone buy a slipper clutch?

PPS - that Mitchell kid is a hoot to watch.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 09, 2008, 08:34:09 AM
Your debate fu is weak.  The day you can not only ride like that, but also TEACH ME to ride like that, I'll concede the point.

Until then, It's better to teach how to stop well, and let the student learn how to stop less well on their own.

PS - if engine braking is good, then why would anyone buy a slipper clutch?

PPS - that Mitchell kid is a hoot to watch.

that is your argument?

just concede

I have shown that engine braking is indeed a principle part of slowing a motorcycle

as shown by a racer on the track

and you toss in a lame slipper clutch argument?

slipper clutches are a race tool used in bikes with way too much HP for a sane person to ride

and

a street gimmick for repli racers and lazy riders

I say that we are even

Engine braking is real and bears have a bone in their penis

merry christmas



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 09, 2008, 09:17:25 AM
that is your argument?
just concede
I have shown that engine braking is indeed a principle part of slowing a motorcycle
as shown by a racer on the track
and you toss in a lame slipper clutch argument?
slipper clutches are a race tool used in bikes with way too much HP for a sane person to ride
and
a street gimmick for repli racers and lazy riders
I say that we are even
Engine braking is real and bears have a bone in their penis
merry christmas

Your already weak debate fu weakens with the introduction of a straw man.
I've never claimed that engine braking is a figment of your imagination...
I've claimed that it is not a skill that should be taught, either in beginning riding courses, Code style books or racing school.
It is akin to stating that people need to be taught that a steady speed is attained by holding the throttle in a single position... not only is this self-evident, it's also not entirely true. 



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on December 09, 2008, 09:27:29 AM

I have shown that engine braking is indeed a principle part of slowing a motorcycle

as shown by a racer on the track


Mitchel was backing it in by using his rear brake, not engine braking.  Did you not watch the Rossi video I posted?  It explains it very well.

and yes, you still suck.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on December 09, 2008, 09:43:07 AM
Aren't these arguments a tad too focused to be "inane ramblings" and thus we have truly jacked the unjackable thread. Should we complain that this should be moved into the "Riding techniques" board? I want true inane ramblings here... and not intelligent banter.   [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on December 09, 2008, 09:50:01 AM
I want true inane ramblings here... and not intelligent banter. 

Taco.


 [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on December 09, 2008, 01:27:28 PM
Reading this a day after, and being an average rider and only 1 track day on a bike, but with 15 years auto racing experience in sprint racing and endurance racing I have learned a thing or two about going fast and stopping fast.  As I mostly raced in the slower classes you need to learn how to make a slow car fast.  You do that with the BRAKES!

To stop as fast as you can, clutch in, brakes on.  With this I think we all agree, but who panic stops on a racetrack?

On JB's point, my first ride on a Ducati, I was amazed on how much built in engine braking there is.  You just let off the gas and the bike seems to come to a stop on its own, in gear.  I cannot "coast" with my bike, 750 carby.  If I need to adjust my right mirror, I have to take it out of gear, so I can see how that would surprise anyone, experienced rider (on an inline 4) or not.

The key to going fast is staying on the gas as long as you can and getting on the brakes as hard as you can.  With this I think we can all agree.

My first time driving a heavy, high hp car, an IROC Camero, was at Portland.  I raced VW GTI's previously.  I go out for the first time and drive it like a GTI.  I had the lap record on my 4th lap.  On my 6th lap, I had welded the front brake piston to the rotor, gone through a set of brake pads in 5.5 laps.  Was I fast, you bet.  Have you ever seen a race last 5 laps, nope.  Our race that weekend was 6 hours.

I had to learn how to be fast and save the car.  How do you do that? Engine braking.

Now back to Ducati specific riding, as I have little experience on anything else.  My day-to-day riding is for me, taking my toy out to play.  I do not commute, this is purely fun for me.  I rarely am in "traffic" as I live in the boonies.  I do ride on some pretty awesome roads.  I rarely use my brakes.  I use the compression of the engine and downshift as needed.  Really slow corners, I brake, mostly front brake only, 99% of the time, I learned that on my track day.  When I ride with others and I am leading, I touch the brakes to activate my brake light to let them know I'm slowing down.  As most of us are riding on the street, we do not need to be 100% gas and 100% brakes, we want to be able to move quickly, smoothly and safely.

A Ducati slows it self down more than any other vehicle I have ever seen.  Every bike is different, the fact that all of us have ride a Ducati, at one point, we all have experienced that this is a fact.  I'm sure this surprised us, just like JB.

I am all about learning new things, and I consider myself to be a good teacher of just about anything I know.  I do know this:

There is nothing more unequal as to treat everyone as equals.

People learn differently, have different experiences, and react differently to the same situation.  Saying one way is better than another is wrong.  Finding out what works best for the person you are teaching is the right way.  With that, try what toolfan has to say, if it works for you great, if what you were doing is more comfortable and safer for you than stick to it.  This is an art, not a science, but basic physics does apply.  To become a better rider, ask other people what they do, try it, follow them.  Do you like it?

We are on this board because we like riding Ducati’s and talking about it, we also learn about each other through our postings.  This is fun for us or we wouldn’t be here.  Becoming a better rider is a goal we all share, I would think.  You may not agree with what has been said about this concept, but there are people trying to understand it better.  I don’t see this as an argument, just trying to prove a point.  But, unless you try it you will never know.  When you do try it and don’t like it, then you can use it as experience for when some one asks you.  “I tried it like this and like that, but I didn’t like it, you should try it and see for yourself, you may like it.”

Mo likes to alter his turn in and lean with the gas.  Toolfan just steers his way through a corner.  It doesn’t matter to me, but knowing how to do both will give you the experience to make the call as needed.

When I was actively racing, I took at least one driving school a year.  Near the end, I had way more experience than the instructors, but I always learned something from them that worked for me and I got faster and smoother, a better driver.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 09, 2008, 01:59:45 PM

I am all about learning new things, and I consider myself to be a good teacher of just about anything I know.  I do know this:

There is nothing more unequal as to treat everyone as equals.

People learn differently, have different experiences, and react differently to the same situation.  Saying one way is better than another is wrong.  Finding out what works best for the person you are teaching is the right way.  With that, try what toolfan has to say, if it works for you great, if what you were doing is more comfortable and safer for you than stick to it.  This is an art, not a science, but basic physics does apply.  To become a better rider, ask other people what they do, try it, follow them.  Do you like it?

We are on this board because we like riding Ducati’s and talking about it, we also learn about each other through our postings.  This is fun for us or we wouldn’t be here.  Becoming a better rider is a goal we all share, I would think.  You may not agree with what has been said about this concept, but there are people trying to understand it better.  I don’t see this as an argument, just trying to prove a point.  But, unless you try it you will never know.  When you do try it and don’t like it, then you can use it as experience for when some one asks you.  “I tried it like this and like that, but I didn’t like it, you should try it and see for yourself, you may like it.”

I concur  -  to a point.
There are some techniques that are dangerous, there are some things that when taught or not taught in basic motorcycle instruction are blatantly dangerous.

Not coaching someone to use the front brake is blatantly dangerous.  NOT dispelling the myth that the front brakes will send you over the handle bars is blatantly dangerous.  Sure - grabbing the front brake is dangerous - but FAR more people die or are injured from NOT using the front brake then are by improperly using it.
Coaching a brand new rider to let the clutch out between gears during a stop and try to use the engine to brake is dangerous, especially when we are teaching them to quick stop.  As would be teach them to "blip the throttle" for downshifts - it's much safer to let the clutch out slower and smoothly.  Not coaching them how to effectively make a quick stop - AND ingraining that as a skill which requires practice would be blatantly dangerous.  There are other things - like trail braking - that may not be blatantly dangerous, but they are information overload that aren't really appropriate in newb instruction.

(for the record, I still don't let the clutch out between gears, OR blip the throttle for downshifts, as I've found neither technique works well for me.)

The problem with internet forums is - there are a lot of people with a lot of opinions.  Some of these people have well grounded opinions based on years of experience, some are based on something they heard at an ABATE rally... the tough thing is sifting the wheat from the chaff to become a safe rider.

To each their own,


and I'm back out.
 [thumbsup]


(oh - and props to bnbmike - driving cars fast is freaking hard.  I can't do that AT ALL.  [bow_down])


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on December 09, 2008, 02:16:38 PM
I'll see y'all around when I come visitin'.

Bye.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on December 09, 2008, 02:27:22 PM

I concur, I push back.

 [thumbsup]


Jacob never mentioned this.  Hmmm.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on December 09, 2008, 03:11:48 PM
i know who the hell cares....but ive always downshifted and let out the clutch when coming to a stop and i learned how to blip the throttle when downshifting years ago so now i do it without thinking about it. I dont think at this point i could NOT blip the throttle when downshifting. and well yes there you have it.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on December 09, 2008, 03:58:26 PM
Hey 'Lick, how was Bend, OR? Did you see Marvelous The Great fan of all things boobies?

I don't care about your throttle blipping, just so you know.  ;) kidding I do, you must show me. Lets ride soon my friend  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 09, 2008, 04:48:14 PM
I've claimed that it is not a skill that should be taught, either in beginning riding courses, Code style books or racing school.

and my ultimate argument is that it shouldn't be untaught (wd?)


so where does that leave us?

 [drink]















Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on December 09, 2008, 04:56:01 PM
In need of more beer.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 09, 2008, 05:01:36 PM
and my ultimate argument is that it shouldn't be untaught (wd?)


so where does that leave us?

 [drink]

Okay, I'm back.

There are 3 excercises in the current BRT curriculim that "teach" braking -

First is just stopping.  1st gear, approach the stopping area, both hands squeeze, both feet press, come to a complete stop.

Second is quick stop - 2nd gear, approach 15-20mph, both hands squeeze, both feet press, come to a complete stop in 1st gear.

Then we sneak one in, I can't remember what it's called... I'll say corner entry...
ride in the larve oval in second gear, as you approach the corner, slow to a suitable entry speed then press to initiate a lean.  The goal here is not to stop, but rather to reduce speed.

Notice - there is nothing in the directions about squeezing in the clutch, and in fact, I'll coach students to leave the clutch out if they start pulling it in (if that's the case more often than not, they want to downshift here).

So,

how exactly is it "untaught?"

Do you not agree that engine braking is a topic that is suitable for self-discovery?


That beer is awful dark.  I suppose it is winter.
 [drink]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 09, 2008, 05:09:52 PM
Okay, I'm back.

There are 3 excercises in the current BRT curriculim that "teach" braking -

First is just stopping.  1st gear, approach the stopping area, both hands squeeze, both feet press, come to a complete stop.

Second is quick stop - 2nd gear, approach 15-20mph, both hands squeeze, both feet press, come to a complete stop in 1st gear.

Then we sneak one in, I can't remember what it's called... I'll say corner entry...
ride in the larve oval in second gear, as you approach the corner, slow to a suitable entry speed then press to initiate a lean.  The goal here is not to stop, but rather to reduce speed.

Notice - there is nothing in the directions about squeezing in the clutch, and in fact, I'll coach students to leave the clutch out if they start pulling it in (if that's the case more often than not, they want to downshift here).

So,

how exactly is it "untaught?"

Do you not agree that engine braking is a topic that is suitable for self-discovery?


That beer is awful dark.  I suppose it is winter.
 [drink]

in the initial part of this discussion we were talking about Code

and his black and white statement that engines go and brakes slow

my initial argument was that it was dumb because the engine is a large factor in slowing/stopping

thus black and white statements such as that are really not teaching you anything


as to Team Oregon

I am not saying that team oregon unteaches it

but I will mention that in my experience with them

they told me I was not using enough front brake in those excersizes

that I relied on the engine too much

and I respectfully disagree










Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 09, 2008, 05:39:52 PM
and

as I tried to engage my instructor in the question

how do I grab more front brake when my engine slows my bike so quickly

the response was

pull in the clutch

To me disengaging the motor is the one of the last steps you should do when stopping

and

disengaging the motor just so I can use more brake is...well I don't know of anything to call it but dumb


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 09, 2008, 05:44:33 PM
You took the irt,
the only stopping excercise there is the quick stop.
With your front brakes -
if your back wheel wasn't floating off the ground,
then you weren't performing the quickest stop your bike could.


I'm pretty sure that code never said "if you are on the brakes, the clutch should be in."
I think he treats it similar to TO - it's implicit.  The "best" way to slow a motorcycle is with the brakes - you say I can't make black/white statements like this - but I say I can, if I define best as "most effective."

Now, when you are laying out skills for practice, do you lay out the "best" way, or a way that'll work some of the time?  Is it better to coach someone to "roll off the throttle for a corner" and then send them down Ten Eyck road, or is it better to teach them to set their speed with the most effecient tool they have?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 09, 2008, 05:57:36 PM
You took the irt,
the only stopping excercise there is the quick stop.
With your front brakes -
if your back wheel wasn't floating off the ground,
then you weren't performing the quickest stop your bike could.


I'm pretty sure that code never said "if you are on the brakes, the clutch should be in."
I think he treats it similar to TO - it's implicit.  The "best" way to slow a motorcycle is with the brakes - you say I can't make black/white statements like this - but I say I can, if I define best as "most effective."

Now, when you are laying out skills for practice, do you lay out the "best" way, or a way that'll work some of the time?  Is it better to coach someone to "roll off the throttle for a corner" and then send them down Ten Eyck road, or is it better to teach them to set their speed with the most effecient tool they have?



when I lay out skills for practice

I lay out a goal

and let the students find and analyze their own conclusion as to the most effective method

then it is discussed and layed against the historically accepted method and policy

if a better way is found, policy is changed

if a better way isn't found then practice is changed


my feeling on the team oregon course is that it is a shotgun method designed to get you on the road so you can begin learning...in traffic

I didn't take anything away from that course except irritation and a lighter wallet

to me it needed to be longer

and more indepth

but I realize it cannot be based on what it is designed to do





Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 09, 2008, 06:03:25 PM
and are you sure we didn't do the circle thingy in the IRT?

I seem to remember getting crap over my braking style on more than one excersize

and it only came from the one guy

the other guy said I did just fine

so make the beast with two backs that other guy

goldwing riding prick


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 09, 2008, 06:05:30 PM

when I lay out skills for practice

I lay out a goal

and let the students find and analyze their own conclusion as to the most effective method

then it is discussed and layed against the historically accepted method and policy

if a better way is found, policy is changed

if a better way isn't found then practice is changed


my feeling on the team oregon course is that it is a shotgun method designed to get you on the road so you can begin learning...in traffic

I didn't take anything away from that course except irritation and a lighter wallet

to me it needed to be longer

and more indepth

but I realize it cannot be based on what it is designed to do

Dude.  You took the shortest, least in depth course they offer.

On purpose.




And to defend them... (I don't know why, but I will - they do a good job.)

TO is very analytical about teaching.
The courses were developed, and is refined, primarily by reviewing the crash statistics specific to our state.  Further, they are currently doing involving a bike set up with a phenominal amount of data collection - including a drivers eye cam and eye tracker to further hone the program.
We're actually pretty lucky, compared to most states, where they are still using MSF, which was developed some 30 years ago - by some good guys, but funded entirely by the bike industry.

You would have been better served taking the RSP - except that it is for riders who are already licensed.  Even better by the ART - but it requires a license and prior training, (which you now have.)

Actually - taking the ART wouldn't be a bad idea for you - might give you a little more insight into motorcycle instruction as well as improve your skills, it certainly did for me.  I'd like to take it again, but they only offer it on weekdays.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on December 09, 2008, 06:06:29 PM
and are you sure we didn't do the circle thingy in the IRT?

I seem to remember getting crap over my braking style on more than one excersize

and it only came from the one guy

the other guy said I did just fine

so make the beast with two backs that other guy

goldwing riding prick

You did the circle riding thing, but that's not a stopping drill, and you only had one coach on that excercise.


My cat is pissing me off and I can't type anymore.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on December 09, 2008, 07:57:25 PM

Oreos.

Double Stuff are superior to regular.

Discuss.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on December 09, 2008, 07:58:59 PM
Oreos.

Double Stuff are superior to regular.

Discuss.

Absolutely.

No room for argument, next topic.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on December 09, 2008, 08:07:19 PM
Oreos.

Double Stuff are superior to regular.

Discuss.

More cream filling = more gooder.

Call of Duty: World at War.

Greater than or equal to COD4: Modern Warfare.

Discuss, in all your geekdom.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on December 09, 2008, 08:48:54 PM
Oreos.

Double Stuff are superior to regular.

Discuss.

Dude, if you took a can of Crisco and blended it with powdered sugar till consistent of said Stuff.. you'd have all the Oreo Stuff you want. Far more than double.  [puke]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on December 09, 2008, 08:54:01 PM
Dude, if you took a can of Crisco and blended it with powdered sugar till consistent of said Stuff.. you'd have all the Oreo Stuff you want. Far more than double.  [puke]


Apparently you missed the memo when Neenja said:

Absolutely.

No room for argument, next topic.  ;D

What part of "No room for argument" don't you understand?  >:(

And why didn't I think of that recipe sooner? Shortening + Confectioner's sugar = CRACK!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on December 09, 2008, 09:13:42 PM
More cream filling = more gooder.

Call of Duty: World at War.

Greater than or equal to COD4: Modern Warfare.

Discuss, in all your geekdom.

UM, 42?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on December 09, 2008, 09:13:59 PM
i like nutter butter.  ;D Olkd school you fools!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on December 09, 2008, 09:17:21 PM
Mmm....

Nutella....

Hazelnut creme....

<drooling smiley>

Nutter butter is good, but every time I hear the name, I have flashbacks to Germany.

Mmm...

Nutella...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on December 10, 2008, 07:14:07 AM
Oreos suck ass... unless they are the mint ones... yummy!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on December 10, 2008, 12:50:06 PM
I doubled stuffed a double stuff,  [puke]

I can't eat Oreo's no more  :'(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on December 10, 2008, 01:38:01 PM
I don't like the cookie part of the creme part... so no point in that.

I do... however... like Angelina Jolie in the Gia movie... of course in the parts before she gets all sick and gross looking. BOOBIES!!!   ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on December 10, 2008, 02:21:24 PM
 [popcorn]

Thanks for the lunchtime reading.  [thumbsup]

I dig what Mike said.  Of course, I'm partial to GTIs... and my Dad had a Camaro Z28 back in the day.  That may have something to do with it.

As far as riding, I'm just gonna try to not crash.  [moto]

Y'all have a good one, I gotta get back to debugging this d**n test script.  The symbols on the HUD are not moving as advertised...  [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on December 10, 2008, 02:27:58 PM
CHUCK:

You wanker.

 [cheeky]



One word: Facebook.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on December 11, 2008, 08:19:10 PM
CHUCK:

You wanker.

 [cheeky]



One word: Facebook.

Hey . . . I refrained from responding with "Back off Francis I got 1st dibs" or some such  ;D

I've been told I'm awfully mean to you and need to lighten up . . . so I let that little thread go.

Say good night Gracie.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on December 11, 2008, 08:21:03 PM
And technically isn't it 2 words?  Even if they're mashed together . . .


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on December 11, 2008, 09:05:38 PM
i love thick chilli.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on December 11, 2008, 09:11:19 PM
i rode to work today, didnt see one other MC not one......bunch of sallys.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on December 13, 2008, 09:16:30 PM
Neikos, did you get my text today. I helped a friend move into you neighborhood. We had a late lunch at JB O'Brien's. Not bad.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on December 14, 2008, 08:29:37 AM
Nope.  My phone isn't text capable.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on December 14, 2008, 09:42:27 AM
Jbubbles, you still have a job with BofA? ???


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on December 15, 2008, 10:09:55 AM
holas guys!!!

whats spankin this fine dec moanday?!?!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 15, 2008, 11:25:31 AM
holas guys!!!

whats spankin this fine dec moanday?!?!

omg why so happy?

oh wait i know


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on December 15, 2008, 11:49:42 AM
holas guys!!!

whats spankin this fine dec moanday?!?!

It's usually Mo and Mom spanking.  ;D  However, since we are all pansy ass city folk... I can't venture out in the snow to confirm that.  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on December 15, 2008, 12:06:47 PM
omg why so happy?

oh wait i know

hey!..... nothing like a spankin yummy Kabob  ;D

when u coming down to visit?!?!

It's usually Mo and Mom spanking.  ;D  However, since we are all pansy ass city folk... I can't venture out in the snow to confirm that.  [laugh]

u guys getting some bad weather up there?!?!
yes i never watch the news so i dont know crapola [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on December 15, 2008, 01:53:47 PM
It's not bad at all. It's just reallly cold and windy. Moreso than usual in the winter here. The roads were icy last night but I think they are fine now.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on December 15, 2008, 02:05:37 PM
Roads by me (800ft elevation) were pretty bad this morning.  I expect they may melt a little and freeze over again so they'll be even worse tonight.  Hardly saw anyone driving in the neighborhood.  The combination of ice and hills is bad for getting to work but the kids sure seem to love it :)

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on December 15, 2008, 07:22:55 PM
It's not bad at all. It's just reallly cold and windy. Moreso than usual in the winter here. The roads were icy last night but I think they are fine now.

hows the munchin doing?!?! and the hubby?!?!

 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on December 15, 2008, 07:44:45 PM
Good! Munchkin is sleeping in his crib now instead of with us. Hubby is going through track withdrawls methinks.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on December 15, 2008, 07:48:06 PM
Throttle hand twitches in his sleep?

Keeps trying to counter-steer the coffee pot first thing in the morning?

Yep. Withdrawal.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on December 16, 2008, 06:33:12 AM
Throttle hand twitches in his sleep?

Keeps trying to counter-steer the coffee pot first thing in the morning?

Yep. Withdrawal.

I showing these symptoms too... is there a winter cure???? I have some buddies at Laguna Seca that say the track there is still open. Last time I was there for work he offered his track bike to me for the day... but I had too many meetings.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on December 16, 2008, 06:38:30 AM
Not really a cure, more of a stop gap. (http://www.tothegame.com/ps3-7849-motogp-08-for-sony-playstation-3.html)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on December 16, 2008, 11:24:19 AM
My wife has noticed my mood has been a little down since I started driving to work instead of riding.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on December 16, 2008, 09:17:51 PM
Oh geeze...

Between software not functioning (on ANYTHING... phone, work computer, lab computer, home computer, car, you name it, if it has software, it ain't working right), and working lots of OT, I'm already cranky.

Then throw in the fact I haven't been able to get the Duc out in over a month.

Grr!   [bang]

And I'm still at work, and need to get back to it... so y'all have a good one.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on December 21, 2008, 07:13:00 PM
Woohoo winter solstice today!  :)

Cheers to it   [beer] 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on December 21, 2008, 07:24:16 PM
Woohoo!

Finally, the days start getting longer.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on December 21, 2008, 07:24:47 PM
I shall hoist a Snow Cap (http://www.pyramidbrew.com/our-brews/snowcap) in celebration! [drink]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on December 21, 2008, 07:27:35 PM
I found a place to live. Looks like I'll be moving in February.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on December 21, 2008, 07:37:59 PM
I shall hoist a Snow Cap (http://www.pyramidbrew.com/our-brews/snowcap) in celebration! [drink]

Mmmm that looks good vic.

I also like Jubelale.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on December 21, 2008, 07:39:04 PM
I found a place to live. Looks like I'll be moving in February.

If I lived in the PNW, I'd be happy.

I'll settle for being happy for you.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on December 21, 2008, 07:42:28 PM
If I lived in the PNW, I'd be happy.

I'll settle for being happy for you.

Thanks hon.  :-*

Come visit me! We can team up against Mother and throw snowballs at him.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on December 21, 2008, 07:47:33 PM
Yeah em Snow Caps er good. I do got me a 6'er of cold Jubelale and a hot fire right about now. Mmmm mm! Too bad the only set of hot knockers around are attached to me roommate  >:( I hate it when that happens  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on December 21, 2008, 07:48:26 PM
Come visit me! We can team up against Mother and throw snowballs at him.  [thumbsup]

It'll be a snowpocalypse.  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on December 21, 2008, 07:51:00 PM
It'll be a snowpocalypse.  [evil]

I bet this would be his reaction:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3227/3127305822_20d0257c45.jpg?v=0)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on December 21, 2008, 07:53:10 PM
He looks so natural in that position.

Think he popped out of the womb like that?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on December 21, 2008, 07:53:46 PM
He looks so natural in that position.

Think he popped out of the womb like that?

 [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on December 23, 2008, 09:48:45 AM
I am reading the Terry Goodkind books... and I have them all but book two... I just finished book one... and not a single fricken book store in the state has book two... "Stone of Tears"..... I have two weeks off of work... and no book two.... I checked the webs sites... and they say they have it... and I reserve it... then they email me... and say... sorry we don't have it... lame!!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on December 23, 2008, 09:56:45 AM
I am reading the Terry Goodkind books... and I have them all but book two... I just finished book one... and not a single fricken book store in the state has book two... "Stone of Tears"..... I have two weeks off of work... and no book two.... I checked the webs sites... and they say they have it... and I reserve it... then they email me... and say... sorry we don't have it... lame!!!

Are you sure Powell's doesn't have it? They got everything. Good luck!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 23, 2008, 01:47:20 PM
they took my fire truck and gave it to gresham


 :-\


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on December 23, 2008, 01:51:53 PM
go kick them in the nuts and take it back.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on December 23, 2008, 01:53:16 PM
go kick them in the nuts and take it back.


there be too many of them

this pirate is without his ship...  :'(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on December 23, 2008, 03:07:34 PM
I'll help,  I have pointy shoes


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on December 23, 2008, 10:06:37 PM
I'll help,  I have pointy shoes

What's with the glowing words?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on December 23, 2008, 11:40:13 PM
What's better; hot bacon, or radioactive bacon?
                         [bacon]           [bacon]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on December 24, 2008, 06:31:09 AM
Hello?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on December 24, 2008, 07:54:40 AM
What's better; hot bacon, or radioactive bacon?
                         [bacon]           [bacon]

 [drink]



   [puke] 



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on December 24, 2008, 01:36:15 PM
I think I've created a monster. So to speak.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on January 01, 2009, 06:16:02 PM
I am having riding withdrawls.

I may have to go sit on the bike in my garage and make motorcycle noises.

That is all.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on January 01, 2009, 07:29:56 PM
I am having riding withdrawls.

I may have to go sit on the bike in my garage and make motorcycle noises.

That is all.

I know, i just watched a video of me driving past my house on my monster that i made this summer. I played it over and over. Sad.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on January 01, 2009, 09:11:32 PM
Hey John,

You missed a good party, the beef was excellent and the great wine was flowing.  [wine]

 Hope your painting turned out okay. 8)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on January 03, 2009, 11:47:12 AM
Ryan, I've read the first 3 books of that series... did you know they have a TV show of it right now?  And it totally sucks... sad...

Anyhoo, if anyone is hiring, lemme know, I was laid off yesterday... They gave me two options and I took option B (2 weeks severance) and standing up for myself rather than being demoted to bartender, have my salary almost cut in half, no guaranteed hours, AND still do everything I did up until last night... bah bye...

My best line yesterday while talking to a member of the club about my leaving: "I moved here for the beautiful girl, not the job..."  :)

Take care all!
m


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on January 03, 2009, 11:51:58 AM
Damn dude, that sucks!! I hope you find something cooler, better, and higher paying.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on January 03, 2009, 07:23:54 PM
Muchos thank you! :)  Me too!!   [drink]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 03, 2009, 07:32:17 PM
Ryan, I've read the first 3 books of that series... did you know they have a TV show of it right now?  And it totally sucks... sad...

Anyhoo, if anyone is hiring, lemme know, I was laid off yesterday... They gave me two options and I took option B (2 weeks severance) and standing up for myself rather than being demoted to bartender, have my salary almost cut in half, no guaranteed hours, AND still do everything I did up until last night... bah bye...

My best line yesterday while talking to a member of the club about my leaving: "I moved here for the beautiful girl, not the job..."  :)

Take care all!
m


The show is way too Xena like... made me want to re-read all the books. Sorry about the job. Sucks. Let me know if we can help in any way.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 05, 2009, 08:32:12 AM
So... got a letter from Ducati.... voltage regulator is in a bad location and is over heating... and there is a recall to relocate it to a new position... so I need to drop the 848 off.... (the letter included some s4r models too...)  I guess I can take it in and get the oil changed too.  Maybe drop it by on Thursday if it aint shite and then have one of you all meet for beers at McMenamins and drive me home after.... but weather permitting.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on January 05, 2009, 08:54:04 AM
So... got a letter from Ducati.... voltage regulator is in a bad location and is over heating... and there is a recall to relocate it to a new position... so I need to drop the 848 off.... (the letter included some s4r models too...)  I guess I can take it in and get the oil changed too.  Maybe drop it by on Thursday if it aint shite and then have one of you all meet for beers at McMenamins and drive me home after.... but weather permitting.  [thumbsup]

The pool hall McMenamins?  We could make that the NW Drinking Drink place . . .
kill 2 tur . . . birds with 1 stoner . . . err . . . stone.

I'm your Huckleberry.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 05, 2009, 09:31:36 AM
The pool hall McMenamins?  We could make that the NW Drinking Drink place . . .
kill 2 tur . . . birds with 1 stoner . . . err . . . stone.

I'm your Huckleberry.

Yeah... thanx... of course it all depends on how the week in weather goes...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on January 05, 2009, 11:50:49 AM
Didn't you bring the 848 home in these conditions?  Wet, snowy, and gravel all over the place?  Now you have to take it back?  At least the tires are scrubbed in.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 05, 2009, 02:20:03 PM
Didn't you bring the 848 home in these conditions?  Wet, snowy, and gravel all over the place?  Now you have to take it back?  At least the tires are scrubbed in.


Good point.... and that ride, I still didn't know the bike... she scared me.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on January 08, 2009, 10:06:42 AM
So . . . Ryan . . .

What are your thoughts?  No pressure from me.  I'm more than happy to drive you home.

I just like to know the situation . . .


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 08, 2009, 10:16:48 AM
So . . . Ryan . . .

What are your thoughts?  No pressure from me.  I'm more than happy to drive you home.

I just like to know the situation . . .

Waiting on a all back from Corsa now... they said they could come pick it up from my house and drop it off when done.   Waiting to see the timing on that option... cause I is really lazy... and they are too nice to me.   [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 08, 2009, 11:33:06 AM
It was nice of them... they came and picked up the beast. Now I don't have to ride in the gravel and rain.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on January 08, 2009, 12:25:31 PM
K.  So I'll plan on not driving you home then.

That might change things a bit . . .  [drink]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on January 08, 2009, 03:50:55 PM
Happy birthday, Elvis. 01/08/1935  [bow_down]

        In "Jailhouse Rock" he's everything rockabilly's about. I mean he is
        rockabilly: mean, surly, nasty, rude. In that movie he couldn't give a f@ck
        about anything except rockin' and rollin', livin' fast, dyin' young, and
        leaving a good-looking corpse. I love that scene where after he's made it
        big he's throwing a big cocktail party, and all these highbrows are there,
        and he's singing, "Baby You're So Square... Baby, I Don't Care". Now, they
        got him dressed like a dick. He's wearing these stupid-lookin' pants, this
        horrible sweater. Elvis ain't no sweater boy. I even think they got him
        wearin' penny loafers. Despite all that shite, all the highbrows at the
        party, big house, the stupid clothes, he's still a rude-lookin'
        motherf@cker. I'd watch that hillbilly and I'd want to be him so bad. Elvis
        looked good. I'm no f@g, but Elvis was good-lookin'. He was f@ckin'
        prettier than most women. I always said if I ever had to f@ck a guy... I
        mean had too 'cause my life depended on it... I'd f@ck Elvis.

Happy birthday King  :-* I miss you man, miss hangin' with ya  8)
                           
   


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on January 08, 2009, 04:05:51 PM

Happy birthday King  :-* I miss you man, miss hangin' with ya  8)
                           
   

Some of us miss hangin' with you too.  :)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on January 08, 2009, 04:13:27 PM
Some of us miss hangin' with you too.  :)



I always liked your sideburns man, reminds me of somebody. Damn ur good lookin'


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on January 08, 2009, 04:42:49 PM
        In "Jailhouse Rock" he's everything rockabilly's about. I mean he is
        rockabilly: mean, surly, nasty, rude. In that movie he couldn't give a f@ck
        about anything except rockin' and rollin', livin' fast, dyin' young, and
        leaving a good-looking corpse. I love that scene where after he's made it
        big he's throwing a big cocktail party, and all these highbrows are there,
        and he's singing, "Baby You're So Square... Baby, I Don't Care". Now, they
        got him dressed like a dick. He's wearing these stupid-lookin' pants, this
        horrible sweater. Elvis ain't no sweater boy. I even think they got him
        wearin' penny loafers. Despite all that shite, all the highbrows at the
        party, big house, the stupid clothes, he's still a rude-lookin'
        motherf@cker. I'd watch that hillbilly and I'd want to be him so bad. Elvis
        looked good. I'm no f@g, but Elvis was good-lookin'. He was f@ckin'
        prettier than most women. I always said if I ever had to f@ck a guy... I
        mean had too 'cause my life depended on it... I'd f@ck Elvis.   

Great movie.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on January 09, 2009, 09:28:28 AM
mmm.... ( . )( . )


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on January 10, 2009, 07:35:51 PM
Across Holgate from me, a new couple moved in, and the guy has a '07 Sport Classic. [thumbsup]

He's also good friends with folks who work at MotoCorsa. :-*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 12, 2009, 12:35:01 PM


(http://www.tech-faq.com/emoticons/Persons/12443235.gif)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on January 12, 2009, 05:38:44 PM

Mafia Wars






That game... really sucks

Sucks time, that is.



So... can we all be members of each others' mafia families?  If so, we should make a DMF mafia family.  [evil]  Maybe we can spread this to No Moto Content and create some giant DMF mafia.

Morilla, Cierra, Dave, Chuckles, me, and who else is on the world wide waste of Facebook that we can convince to join us?



Yes... I know I am a giant geek.  I'm okay with that.  ;)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on January 12, 2009, 05:50:32 PM
I had to erase it

and soon i am going to erase several others

My time in geekland is coming to an end

the power went out the other day and I was bored because I didn't have internet

that is a red flag to me that I am online way too much



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on January 12, 2009, 05:56:24 PM
I had to erase it

and soon i am going to erase several others

My time in geekland is coming to an end

the power went out the other day and I was bored because I didn't have internet

that is a red flag to me that I am online way too much



I dont think the Myspace and facebook ones co-mingle.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on January 13, 2009, 11:43:28 AM
I had to erase it

and soon i am going to erase several others

My time in geekland is coming to an end

the power went out the other day and I was bored because I didn't have internet

that is a red flag to me that I am online way too much



Wait... you were on Facebook?  Wow, you must be like a neenja... all stealthy and under-the-radar.


Hey JB... you on FB?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on January 13, 2009, 11:56:49 AM
Wait... you were on Facebook?  Wow, you must be like a neenja... all stealthy and under-the-radar.


Hey JB... you on FB?

He's just on myspace. The Mobsters thing is on there too. I've tried to get him to join FB but he's so stubborn!!  [laugh]

I'm on Neenjah's friends list, should be pretty easy to find me. My avatar is me riding the monster.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on January 13, 2009, 12:31:48 PM
Kewl... I'll invite you to join the exclusive group of people I actually know*...  [thumbsup]

(* = May include DMFer's I haven't technically "met", but have conversed with enough they qualify for the friends list)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 13, 2009, 03:59:50 PM
I am soooooooooooo bored today. I had meetings from 4 am till 7 am... and then one at 2 pm... what a stinking long day.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on January 13, 2009, 04:01:24 PM
im pissed i didnt ride to work this morning. I actually saw sun at lunch time today, im riding tomarrow morning to work though.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 14, 2009, 07:41:44 AM
Hey... I do a lot of online shopping at dsrpowersports.com  they are having a sale today and tomorrow... 10% off their stuff.... just enter the code "nyten" when checking out. I have been really happy with all my purchases with them.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on January 14, 2009, 11:04:42 AM
I may have to go for a ride today... :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 14, 2009, 11:09:59 AM
It is sunny over here... cold... but sunny... I may need to sneak home at lunch and switch out to the bike from the jeep.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on January 14, 2009, 01:05:14 PM
It is sunny over here... cold... but sunny... I may need to sneak home at lunch and switch out to the bike from the jeep.  [thumbsup]

I was going to ride in today had it all planned out, my backpack packed and ready this morning was running late and went to start my bike but no go......i think the cold zapped the battery. No time to recharge it.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on January 14, 2009, 02:24:05 PM
I want to ride.

Chuck is talking about road trips.

He's got me reminiscing about the high desert of Arizona.

I miss Prescott.  :'(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on January 14, 2009, 03:02:13 PM
i miss HEAT in general..... [bow_down]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 15, 2009, 11:58:05 AM
My work parking lot is covered in gravel from the snow... and they haven't done anything to sweep it off in two weeks... It's ticking me off cause the weather warrants riding into the office... but the gravel makes it a beeyotch... and people keep kicking it up all over the place.


On a side note... I am bored... entertain me!!   ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on January 15, 2009, 01:06:19 PM
Why...

is...

the...

whole...

internet...

so...

damned...

slow...

?

 [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 15, 2009, 01:14:38 PM
Why...

is...

the...

whole...

internet...

so...

damned...

slow...

?

 [bang]

USER ERROR???  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on January 15, 2009, 01:18:02 PM
My work parking lot is covered in gravel from the snow... and they haven't done anything to sweep it off in two weeks... It's ticking me off cause the weather warrants riding into the office... but the gravel makes it a beeyotch... and people keep kicking it up all over the place.


On a side note... I am bored... entertain me!!   ;D

28 degrees at home this morning, dark out with frost on everything. I skip riding in, now its completely sunny and feels like its in the 50's.  Not sure if the tradeoff is worth it to me right now. Have a cold ride in the dark with gravel and potholes, for a short ride home in the fading sunlight at 5pm. hmmmm. I think ill just wait til this weekend.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 15, 2009, 02:09:03 PM
A buddy of mine in Minnetonka says that his kids are outside blowing bubbles... and the bubbles freeze in the air and then fall. It is -40 there right now, with the wind chill. He says anything over zero is shorts weather.   [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on January 15, 2009, 03:17:29 PM
Anyone see the news that the airliner crashed into the hudson river? 150 people on it, video of it is strange to watch seeing the tail fin of that big old airliner sticking out of the water. Last i checked everyone was out safe, but they barely made it, hanging out on the wings of the plane while it sunk having those boats throw them all life jackets. Some of the people interviewed by the media the stories sounded scary water up to thier knees while waiting to exit the plane as it sinks. NO thanks!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 15, 2009, 04:20:54 PM
At least somebody smart calmed them down so that they didn't trample each other getting off of the plane.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on January 15, 2009, 06:30:03 PM
Approx. 40 salaried individuals layed off from my company yesterday and today (though not me - whew).

Equates to about ~10% of salary ranks.  Although we knew for weeks this was coming, it's never a fun experience.

Some individuals with 20+ years seniorty, some with post-graduate degrees, some highly placed.  Didn't matter.

However, being layed off is not the end of the world.  I can vouch for that - I don't think I would have moved to Pdx if I hadn't been layed off in '93.  So for me, it was a great new beginning.

Anyway.

Good luck to all.

J











Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: cloud2blue on January 16, 2009, 04:50:47 PM
The fact that I find great joy in watching a professional athlete (who makes more in a day than I make in a year) screw up his lines take after take even while looking at the cue cards, that doesn't make me a bad person, right?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on January 16, 2009, 05:48:21 PM
it would be better if said athlete fell down and broke his ankle

and

had to get a real job



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 16, 2009, 06:40:03 PM
Mo - I got my exhaust for the SV!!! Woo hoo! That's what I get to do this weekend. So, how long should I wait before calling Eric and seeing if he has found me a rear break rotor?  ;D  I don't expect one, but I should at least check back with him.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on January 17, 2009, 12:57:36 PM
I went for a nice ride yesterday... damn it was awesome!!  Looks like it was just in time too, 25 degrees outside and overcast...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on January 17, 2009, 03:58:03 PM
it would be better if said athlete fell down and broke his ankle

and

had to get a real job

Crying make the beast with two backsin' shame that would be.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 17, 2009, 04:39:39 PM
Put the new exhaust on my SV... rode around the block a few times... had a bit of fun... pulled out the 848 and zipped around town till I was freezing and had to bring her home... woo hoo!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on January 18, 2009, 01:10:25 AM
Rolled out the SS this afternoon... went for a half-hour ride in the country.  [moto]  ;D  So happy!  Except for the fact that I couldn't feel my hands afterward... took a couple minutes before I could feel my fingers.  C'est la Vie.  The countryside was beautiful.  Had to be careful of gravel, but no biggie.  I went into corners cautiously, assuming gravel everywhere, so there were no pucker moments.

Can't wait for spring to return...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 19, 2009, 08:39:44 AM
Hey BB - You wouldn't happen to have anything that uses .40 S&W rounds would you? Cleaning out one of my tool boxes on Saturday and found a box with like 49 of 50 rounds of .40 S&W full metal jackets just sitting there all pretty like.... I sold my SIG .40 a couple years ago... so I can't tell you how old them bullets could be. But they yours if you want'em.

Oh... and if he can't use em... anybody else???  I hear ammo is somewhat spendy these days.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on January 19, 2009, 08:43:47 AM
Hey BB - You wouldn't happen to have anything that uses .40 S&W rounds would you? Cleaning out one of my tool boxes on Saturday and found a box with like 49 of 50 rounds of .40 S&W full metal jackets just sitting there all pretty like.... I sold my SIG .40 a couple years ago... so I can't tell you how old them bullets could be. But they yours if you want'em.

Oh... and if he can't use em... anybody else???  I hear ammo is somewhat spendy these days.

Mother has a .40 S&W.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on January 19, 2009, 09:32:48 AM
Mo - I got my exhaust for the SV!!! Woo hoo! That's what I get to do this weekend. So, how long should I wait before calling Eric and seeing if he has found me a rear break rotor?  ;D  I don't expect one, but I should at least check back with him.

I plan on stopping by EDR tomorrow and can find out.  I will lay some guilt on his ass for not having complete wheels for you.  I will order the warmers today as well.

Lastly, if Dan, or Jacob dont take that box'o'bullets, my .40 can use them.  :)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 19, 2009, 11:28:38 AM

Lastly, if Dan, or Jacob dont take that box'o'bullets, my .40 can use them.  :)


Maybe I put them in the middle of yer garage and let you guys fight over them.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on January 19, 2009, 05:05:13 PM
I don't have a .40.  I've got a .380ACP (9mm kurz), a 9mm (Luger/Parabellum), and a .45ACP.  ;D  .40S&W would be kinda redundant.

Dad has a .40, but he doesn't shoot it much, and we typically go to the Clackamas PSTC (where you have to buy ammo on-site).

If the Mo-rilla and Mudder both have .40s, I'd say let's set the box in the middle of the garage and let 'em fight over it.  Maybe we can make a buck or two charging admission.  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on January 19, 2009, 05:10:14 PM
If you let me have 'em, I'll let you have one of my 12 gauges when the zombies come. I'll even bring it to you, with a bulldozer I'll steal from work amidst the chaos. What's the weight restriction on the Fremont, anyone know?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on January 19, 2009, 06:29:30 PM
i got a 12 gauge and a 9mm just for the zombie attack. I watched diary of the zombies last night. Im ready!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on January 19, 2009, 06:41:31 PM
i got a 12 gauge and a 9mm just for the zombie attack. I watched diary of the zombies last night. Im ready!

Have you read

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1162/765397729_837f13170d.jpg)

No? Then you're not ready.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on January 19, 2009, 07:15:36 PM

I plan on stopping by EDR tomorrow and can find out.  I will lay some guilt on his ass for not having complete wheels for you.  I will order the warmers today as well.

Lastly, if Dan, or Jacob dont take that box'o'bullets, my .40 can use them.  :)



If the Mo-rilla and Mudder both have .40s, I'd say let's set the box in the middle of the garage and let 'em fight over it.  Maybe we can make a buck or two charging admission.  [evil]


I've seen the way Mo shoots, even in the garage, Mother would have nothing to fear. ;D
Have you read

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1162/765397729_837f13170d.jpg)

No? Then you're not ready.

Yes.  [thumbsup]




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on January 19, 2009, 08:42:36 PM
Have you read

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1162/765397729_837f13170d.jpg)

No? Then you're not ready.

i have not. i have failed. I will read that and report when im ready...... actually it seems like if you can walk fast you can get away from most of the zombies anyway, unless of course they catch you by surprise, then all you have to do is push them away.  Which reminds me, one time i was walking down the street and this super old guy was walking towards me just like a zombie, lurching sideways and everything. I was scared to go by him,  when i did i gave him a wide berth he stopped and stared at me as i went by with a look just like a zombie would give you. it scared the crap out of me. He was in an old suit and everything.

Another awesome zombie story: i work next to good sam hospital on halloween when i got off work i went out to my car and there was two people dressed up like zombies lurching down the sidewalk away from Good Sam. They were dressed in scrubs with blood on it, thier faces painted that sick blue color and were both doing a great job of looking like zombies that had just escaped from the hospital. They were in total character, it was awesome. Not sure how politically correct that was (if they worked at the hospital) but awesome none the less.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 20, 2009, 04:59:19 AM
Okay... this thread took a creepy spin... zombies? Oh my. Can we talk about fluffy white bunnies? I recently read the "Book of bunny suicides"  Now that is good reading.   [coffee]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on January 20, 2009, 09:53:38 AM
This is a big day folks, I'm glad I'm alive to see it.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on January 20, 2009, 09:55:22 AM
I recently read the "Book of bunny suicides"  Now that is good reading.   [coffee]

 [thumbsup]

Funny stuff!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on January 20, 2009, 10:38:55 AM
Bought a front tire.

Changed my tires.

Bike won't start.

Charged my battery.

Bike won't start.

Stoopid battery.

reads about ~13 on volt meter after charge high 11s after i spend it up

Guess i gotta ponie up and buy a new battery.


Vic you still running an 03 battery in 09?







Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on January 20, 2009, 11:41:16 AM
6 years is a long, full life for a lead-acid motorcycle battery.

Isn't your bike parked outdoors, too?  Then 6 years is definitely a long time.  That cold snap wasn't easy on it, either (batteries don't like large temp changes).

The one in my '01 SS went 7, after being babied its entire life (stored indoors, on a charger/maintainer when not riding), dying at the beginning of the season last year.  Seriously... the folks at MotoCorsa were incredulous that it hadn't blown up yet, as those old Fiamms were wont to do.

Time to give 'er a new battery, Jon.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on January 20, 2009, 01:43:29 PM
I still have my stock battery



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on January 20, 2009, 03:00:12 PM
I still have my stock battery



Me too. [moto]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on January 20, 2009, 03:29:31 PM
Crud, i only got 6 years out of mine....
 :'(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on January 20, 2009, 06:36:08 PM
I still have my stock battery



Me too, 2001.  On a tender every other month in the winter.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 21, 2009, 09:58:11 AM
Hey Mo... How much is all that engine work running you through EDR? Trying to figure the cost on a custom mapping... and it seems like most places are $250 - $300. This crap adds up wicked fast.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on January 21, 2009, 01:27:43 PM
<snip>
 This crap adds up wicked fast.

Know how to make a small fortune in racing?

Start with a large one.

 ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on January 22, 2009, 09:15:40 AM
Hey Mo... How much is all that engine work running you through EDR? Trying to figure the cost on a custom mapping... and it seems like most places are $250 - $300. This crap adds up wicked fast.

I'm having my engine rebuilt, so its a lot more then mapping costs.  $200 to $300 is probably about right for mapping.  Where have you checked for mapping?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 22, 2009, 10:10:17 AM
I checked Ron's and EDR... I was about to check with SDS as well... right now SDS seems to be the closest... oh... hey... did you ask dorn about the rotor Tuesday?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on January 22, 2009, 02:06:46 PM
My suspension wasnt delivered so I never made it into EDR.  :(  I will PM him now and get the scoop.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 22, 2009, 02:10:07 PM
No worries. I was going to possibly head over there on Saturday... but who knows. I was just figuring if you were going over anyhow... well, anyway... did the warmers come in? Let me know when they do so I can come pickem up and payforem.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on January 22, 2009, 03:21:34 PM
Warmers may come tomorrow, but Im thinking next week.  My bodywork, and other tid-bits get in tomorrow tho.  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: oregunduc on January 22, 2009, 03:42:15 PM
why is it i see so many guys rolling down ... (insert major freeway I-5/I-84) on there late 80's early 90's sportbike in a tuck like he is doing 150 down the front straight at PIR? While in the meantime i am driving my lifted cherokee down the road at 55 MPH in the right lane keeping up with said rider as they iradically swerve in and out of traffic making no headway.... I don't get it.
 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on January 23, 2009, 09:35:46 AM
why is it i see so many guys rolling down ... (insert major freeway I-5/I-84) on there late 80's early 90's sportbike in a tuck like he is doing 150 down the front straight at PIR? While in the meantime i am driving my lifted cherokee down the road at 55 MPH in the right lane keeping up with said rider as they iradically swerve in and out of traffic making no headway.... I don't get it.
 

squids cant help but be squids thats why. I saw a guy yesterday on a GSXR rolling down the street with his nike tennis shoes on with no socks swerving in and out of people. I think its the no socks part that really bugged me.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 23, 2009, 09:44:08 AM
squids cant help but be squids thats why. I saw a guy yesterday on a GSXR rolling down the street with his nike tennis shoes on with no socks swerving in and out of people. I think its the no socks part that really bugged me.

I bet his feet smelled like... uh... squid... ha ha ha


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on January 23, 2009, 10:21:42 AM
I bet his feet smelled like... uh... squid... ha ha ha

Hahaha... ewww.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on January 23, 2009, 10:52:11 AM
squids cant help but be squids thats why. I saw a guy yesterday on a GSXR rolling down the street with his nike tennis shoes on with no socks swerving in and out of people. I think its the no socks part that really bugged me.

its like that here all the time with the squids...no socks and a wife beater  [roll].......


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 23, 2009, 10:59:23 AM
its like that here all the time with the squids...no socks and a wife beater  [roll].......

This months Sport Rider mag has an article on this... the photo included has a chick in fur slippers, shorts, and a tank top... no gloves or helmet.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on January 24, 2009, 03:27:13 PM
Part of me wants to cruelly laugh at their foolishness... the other part of me is sad for them.

So many people, so little common sense.

I only hope most of 'em learn by observation to gear up, before the asphalt teaches them the hard way.

As far as scary sightings... I'll bet 90% of the riders in Iowa were helmet-less.  There were days I'd see a dozen riders during my morning and evening commutes, and not a single helmet.  One time I was leaving work, watched another Rockwell guy from the same building walk out, throw a leg over his Harley, and ride off... Dockers, button-down cotton dress shirt, low-cut dress shoes, and sunglasses.  No gloves, no helmet, absolutely zero protective gear.  I hope he didn't have kids at home, because with how people in Iowa drive, it's not a matter of "if", but "when" he gets hit.  :-\

---------

The squids in full tuck on the freeway though... those are funny!  Especially after you go out to PIR and watch a control rider clipping around one of the turns at freeway speed, totally relaxed, one hand on the controls, sitting up, turned around and lookin' at the riders behind him.
 [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on January 24, 2009, 03:54:00 PM
It always kinda freaked me out when I rode over to Beaudry's in CdA (the closest Duc dealer to Spokane) and I'd be all geared up and be PASSED on the freeway by a guy on a Harley with Zero protection on (no helmet law in Idaho)...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on January 25, 2009, 01:28:28 PM
I'm not an advocate of the law protecting people from themselves, as in helmet laws, as someone should be smart enough to want to wear one in the right circumstance. Some folks truly are sadly ignorant. Then again, I don't wear one when I'm on my three wheeler at the dunes. I have a margin of complacency because I've been on the sand since I've been old enough to sit in a carseat. While there is risk, it's inherently less than asphalt and highway vehicles, and it has not proven difficult to maintain responsible control of my trike, because I don't qualify for dumbass. Asphalt + head at even 5 miles an hour, however, good luck.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on January 25, 2009, 04:03:43 PM
Who says you're going to hit your head on sand and not the cross bar, wheel, tree...

That said, your choice, but living at Sand Lake, most accidents are 2 ATV's hitting each other.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 25, 2009, 07:52:06 PM
Okay... I spent the day in the garare working on the SV... I took off the fuel tank, the airbox, the radiator, and most everything else... just so I can swap out the forward controls... (starter button, kill switch, and throttle cable housing.) ... just to find out that the one I got off of ebay six months ago... is the wrong make the beast with two backsing one. Aaaargh!!!!!!    [bang]

Mo - On a side note, I shouldn't have green coolant in my radiator should I?? That racing stuff should be in there.. right??  I may need you or Elias to stop by and make sure I don't flub it all up putting it back together. Could be beer in it for you!  [drink]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on January 26, 2009, 11:05:33 AM
Typical store bought radiator coolant is not good for race tracks.  Its super slippery stuff. 

I'm home sick right now, how's next weekend sound? or if I can pull away, some day this week after work?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 26, 2009, 11:12:11 AM
Typical store bought radiator coolant is not good for race tracks.  Its super slippery stuff. 
I'm home sick right now, how's next weekend sound? or if I can pull away, some day this week after work?

EDR would have the other coolant stuff right??

I think I figured out how to get it all back together... of course I am waiting on some other parts before putting it back together. I may forget by then.  [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on January 26, 2009, 01:30:28 PM
Ryan, take pictures during the disassembly.  They can fill in where your memory fails.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 26, 2009, 02:06:16 PM
Yeah... I probably shoulda taken pictures... in fact... I was planning on doing so... I just figured it would be a quick tear down and rebuild... funny how that never quite happens.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on January 26, 2009, 02:14:04 PM
The stuff you want is called "Water Wetter", and you may actually be able to buy it from Fred Meyers, etc.  I know automotive stores sell it.  It would be cheaper then EDR.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on January 26, 2009, 02:25:05 PM
Oh yeah, Knecht's Auto Parts carried Water Wetter back when I worked for 'em... I used to add it to my car's coolant before making the trek across the Mojave on my way to ERAU in the late summer.  Knecht's is definitely gonna be cheaper than EDR.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on January 26, 2009, 04:39:37 PM
Yeah... I probably shoulda taken pictures... in fact... I was planning on doing so... I just figured it would be a quick tear down and rebuild... funny how that never quite happens.  ;D

Never does.  Just get one of those $10 cheapies and keep it just for the garage.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on January 26, 2009, 05:51:53 PM
Who says you're going to hit your head on sand and not the cross bar, wheel, tree...

That said, your choice, but living at Sand Lake, most accidents are 2 ATV's hitting each other.

True statement, and I do acknowledge those possibilities. I've been able to cut down on the possibility of colliding with another ATV simply by riding elsewhere than Sand Lake. ;) I prefer the elbow room to spread the wings at Florence.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 26, 2009, 06:22:41 PM
I was taking jumps in Florence with some pals... a sand rail cut under us while we were in the air.... his bike landed in the sand rail.... I don't know if the helmet protected him or not... but I do know he needed to drink most of a bottle of vodka to relax and kill the pain at the end of the day... he rode the bike back sideways... as the frame was bent... I have flipped my quad a dozen times... had the bike roll over me... and always come up with a few cracked ribs and a lot of sand dumped into the face of the helmet.... helmets are always good things. But, I never wear it when riding to the bathrooms and back at sand lake. :-)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on January 27, 2009, 03:20:13 AM
Water Wetter is also commonly refered to as "soap" and comes much cheaper from your local bathroom at home


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on January 27, 2009, 11:24:32 AM
Ryan, a package arrived for you today.

:)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on January 27, 2009, 11:38:46 AM
please shoot me!!!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on January 27, 2009, 11:56:33 AM

 [laugh]

An honest CEO (http://money.cnn.com/2006/11/30/magazines/fortune/obrienseagate.fortune/index.htm?postversion=2006113015):

"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn."
-- Bill Watkins, CEO of Seagate

That's from a couple years ago, but I saw the quote on a webpage and had to go verify it.  That's gotta be the first CEO I've heard that didn't just blather.



please shoot me!!!!

huh?

To be perfectly honest, I don't think shooting the spankin'est DMFer is going to solve anything...  [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 27, 2009, 12:09:32 PM
Ryan, a package arrived for you today.

Woo hoo!!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on January 27, 2009, 02:44:41 PM
This was in my mom's neighborhood...

Teen fires shot with AK-47
Last Updated Jan 27, 2009 7:36 AM
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Police said they're searching for a teenager armed with an AK-47 after he fired a shot that didn't hit anyone.

Officers said they were called out to a domestic violence situation that resulted in a shooting at about 11 a.m. Monday about 10 miles west of St. Helens in the Yankton area of Columbia County.

Police said no one was hit in the shooting, but the shooter's mother suffered an injury that wasn't related to the shooting.

Columbia County deputies responded to disarm the shooter, police said. Officers were searching for the 19-year-old in the rural area but had been unable to find him.

The search involved law enforcement officers from at least four different agencies and included a plane and an armored personnel carrier. Neighbors in the area said that police told them to stay indoors.

"One of my family members came to my house and said there was like SWAT team going around so I came out here to see what was going on," Timothy Holland said. "I've got kids I probably need to get out of here. It's pretty scary."

Police said at about 4 p.m. they received information that the accused shooter was in someone's car and was driving to the sheriff's office to turn himself in.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 27, 2009, 02:49:18 PM
Timothy Holland said. "I've got kids I probably need to get out of here."
Probably? I think he gets the parent of the year award.  [roll]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on January 27, 2009, 02:57:54 PM
That damn Irishman O'Bama made him do it!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on January 27, 2009, 10:05:15 PM
whatever, everyone knows obama is dutch...and thanks for the cold asshole


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on January 28, 2009, 07:29:08 PM
.and thanks for the cold asshole

What'd he do to your asshole? 
 ;D




Post 1000 in this thread!




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 29, 2009, 07:29:30 AM
What'd he do to your asshole? 

He made it cold... duh. Isn't that what he was thanking him for?   ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on January 29, 2009, 07:51:52 AM

huh?

To be perfectly honest, I don't think shooting the spankin'est DMFer is going to solve anything...  [cheeky]

im sure someone would take over my spankin  [laugh]

ok i think i see the light at the end of the tunnel  8)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on January 29, 2009, 09:55:50 AM
hey mother!!!

well i have been working on it and so far i have beat matt at Wii bowling and Mario Party  [laugh]

he finally threw something  [laugh] [laugh]  guess i should let him so i can get laid   8) [laugh]




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 29, 2009, 10:07:01 AM
Bacon!!!! I want bacon!!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/dining/28bacon.html?no_interstitial (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/dining/28bacon.html?no_interstitial)

 [bacon]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on January 29, 2009, 12:05:11 PM
Hey Jon, didn't we go to Rocket for your birthday.... check out their site....

http://www.rocketpdx.com/ (http://www.rocketpdx.com/)

I guess they shut down... so sad... that place was nummy.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on January 29, 2009, 12:19:10 PM
Bacon!!!! I want bacon!!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/dining/28bacon.html?no_interstitial (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/dining/28bacon.html?no_interstitial)

 [bacon]

mmmmmmmm.......

do not pass, go straight to heart attach [beer]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on January 29, 2009, 01:03:34 PM
Mmmmmm..... BACON!  [bacon]

I'm sending that article to Mom... heart attack or no, we gotta try that.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on January 29, 2009, 01:16:26 PM
ya i sent that to the BF to see if he would have it ready for me when i get off work  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on February 02, 2009, 03:35:19 PM
anyone out there have someone that your forced to work with 8 hrs a day that you cant stand?  I mean someone that literally makes you cringe every time they speak, just the sound of thier voice makes you jump. I work not 4 ft from a person like this all day, hes on my team. Small team only 4 of us. Why...oh what have i done to deserve this? 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on February 02, 2009, 04:00:00 PM
Been there, done that, you have my sympathy.

Thankfully, I left that crap in Cedar Rapids.  I pray I'm not put in that situation again here (though it may be God's way of telling me if/when it's time to leave).


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on February 02, 2009, 04:12:07 PM
So...moving to another state can be confusing when you've never done it before. I have to change my license, change my plates, change my insurance. So much paperwork. So confusing.  [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on February 02, 2009, 05:39:34 PM
So...moving to another state can be confusing when you've never done it before. I have to change my license, change my plates, change my insurance. So much paperwork. So confusing.  [bang]

I blame Mother.. it's all his fault...  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on February 02, 2009, 05:45:57 PM
I blame Mother.. it's all his fault...  :)

It absolutely is!  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on February 03, 2009, 05:13:06 AM
So...moving to another state can be confusing when you've never done it before. I have to change my license, change my plates, change my insurance. So much paperwork. So confusing.  [bang]

Yes, when i moved here from california (shutup) it seemed like an endless stream of stuff to switch over. It will be over soon.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on February 03, 2009, 02:27:52 PM
Yes, when i moved here from california (shutup)

...

... ... ..., ... ... ...

... ... ... ... ..., ...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on February 03, 2009, 02:53:59 PM
yeah rocket shut down

they had potential and it was a sweet spot

like the SE version of Portland chity grill


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 03, 2009, 03:03:40 PM
yeah rocket shut down

they had potential and it was a sweet spot

like the SE version of Portland chity grill

I agree. Cool. Plus within walking distance of the booby bars.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on February 03, 2009, 03:54:20 PM
...

... ... ..., ... ... ...

... ... ... ... ..., ...

GAAA!

Yacob isn't Mother anymore?!?

What's the world coming to?

 :o



(and I would so love to hear Mudder's commentary on the California transplants.)  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on February 03, 2009, 05:40:43 PM
We can still call him Va-Jacob, tho, right? 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on February 03, 2009, 06:51:10 PM
We can still call him Va-Jacob, tho, right? 

Yes.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on February 04, 2009, 01:33:13 PM
(http://the-tenth.com/forums/Smileys/classic/shit.gif)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on February 04, 2009, 01:49:09 PM
Seems to be a lot of that going around. Three other guys in my shop in the last week and a half, and now me, too.

http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/A+Walk+In+The+Woods/ (http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/A+Walk+In+The+Woods/)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on February 04, 2009, 02:49:52 PM
two days of green poop.

should I be worried?

What color food do I need to eat to make orange poop?





Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on February 04, 2009, 02:55:40 PM
ask this guy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euQ_1wPbkyc&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euQ_1wPbkyc&feature=related)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on February 04, 2009, 04:14:26 PM
two days of green poop.

should I be worried?


Just keep GB, the Green Bastard, out of that spooning position and it'll pass.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on February 04, 2009, 04:47:29 PM
I dunno... carrots?

Seriously, go to WebMD or another medical reference site and see if you can look it up.  Hint: instead of "poop," use the technical term "stool."


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on February 04, 2009, 05:18:30 PM
tteeee hee hee

bibleboy said poop.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on February 04, 2009, 07:30:58 PM
tteeee hee hee

+1


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on February 05, 2009, 01:25:50 PM
 ???  And this is amusing because...  ?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on February 05, 2009, 01:27:34 PM
cause poopie is funny.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on February 05, 2009, 01:46:24 PM
mostly greenish brown for my poop today.  I hope this is "normal".


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on February 05, 2009, 01:57:36 PM
[laugh] Did C put you on another one of those veg diets or somethin'?  Or have you been getting into the baby food?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on February 05, 2009, 02:47:30 PM
mostly greenish brown for my poop today.  I hope this is "normal".


excess bile

or

green pigment from plants (Chlorophyll)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on February 05, 2009, 06:42:18 PM
excess bile



Would that make him Mo-bile? ;D



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on February 05, 2009, 08:22:47 PM
Haiku:

Tell me, do you know
Is it normal when you find
Blood within your poo?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on February 06, 2009, 01:46:49 PM

Would that make him Mo-bile? ;D



WAAAAA WAAAAA WAAAAAAAAAAA........


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 09, 2009, 07:37:56 PM
I just read Codes newer book "Twist of the wrist II"... sounds like he wrote it with a little help from his argument with Toolio.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on February 09, 2009, 08:18:20 PM
See you guys in two weeks!  [beer]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on February 10, 2009, 12:42:16 AM
See you guys in two weeks!  [beer]

Have a safe trip!  Man how many days does it take anyways to get here?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on February 10, 2009, 02:30:53 AM
3300 miles


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on February 10, 2009, 05:39:45 AM
It depends on which way you go. For us, it will take maybe 4-5 days.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on February 10, 2009, 07:08:53 AM
It took me 4 days to cross.  I think my distance was a little shorter, straight across from NY to San Francisco.  I didn't really even need a map, it was all one road.  In retrospect I wish I had taken more time.

Starting early in the day always seems to make it easier, less time driving in the dark and more time to decompress at the end of each day.  Take it easy and hope you stay safe.  See you soon, riding season is just around the corner.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on February 10, 2009, 08:48:53 AM
It depends on which way you go. For us, it will take maybe 4-5 days.

good grief!

Just think of the fun youll have this summer on long rides with the group and endless fun filled days with mother.  [clap]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on February 10, 2009, 11:40:03 AM
I just realized, I have yet to ride w/ "The Group"... makes me sad... not going to happen until I get G a bike tho... SportClassic to be exact...

Safe drivin' JBub! 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on February 10, 2009, 12:50:07 PM
I'm looking forward to it guys. I can't wait to ride my own bike out there.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on February 10, 2009, 02:24:54 PM
I'm looking forward to it guys. I can't wait to wreck mothers bike out there.  [thumbsup]

Fixed it for ya  ;D

Hurry up now, come along, quick quick like bunny  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 10, 2009, 06:09:06 PM
Don't expect to go riding too soon... I think I brought the snow from Buffalo back with me... icky poo...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on February 10, 2009, 06:25:29 PM
Meh, at least it isn't icy. (*knock on wood*)


So yeah, I still don't have my home desktop fully functional.  I finally have working hardware, but the old Windows XP install on my HDD won't boot all the way to Win-blows.  It'll start up into safe mode, but I can't get it to finish loading drivers or recover whatever Windows files went AWOL.  Problem: I can't just blow this one away and reinstall, because I have critical data I need to get off of there first.  THEN I can blow it away, reformat, and reinstall the OS.

So... I need another hard drive.

Figured out that I want a Western Digital Caviar Black, between 500GB and 1TB.  I'd rather go for the less expensive drives, for the sake of my budget, and the fact there's a threat of layoffs at work.  I'd rather not be any more overextended than I already am.  Anyway...

Fry's apparently doesn't carry the Black series WD drives (the Black series are faster drives with longer warranties).  ENU only has the 1TB Black Series, their 500GB drives are the basic units.  Plus, ENU is only open 'til 6pm, and I usually don't leave work until after that.  Best Buy only has the 1TB Black series as well, and they're spendy.  I refuse to patronize Newegg after I had four RMAs in three orders, and my brother had to RMA two power supplies in a row on one order.  Newegg used to be great; I don't know what kind of second-rate garbage they're peddling now, but their quality went in the toilet, so I'm taking my consumer dollars elsewhere.  Their screw-ups are the reason it's taken three months to finally get functioning hardware together.  And I'm not happy that I had to pay for shipping to the mfr. on two of those RMAs.  No more Newegg.  Heard good things about ZipZoomFly, but they're all out of the Black Series drives.

Anybody know of a computer store in the SW part of town other than Fry's that would carry internal hard drives for a reasonable price?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on February 10, 2009, 06:45:03 PM
Lisa is making me oatmeal raisin cookies! [thumbsup]




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on February 10, 2009, 06:55:03 PM
3300? Coulda sworn the JBubz was in Charlotte. Drove my hot rod from there to Salem, it was a little over 2850. Y'all must be doing some sidetrips. 8)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on February 10, 2009, 07:13:16 PM
3300? Coulda sworn the JBubz was in Charlotte. Drove my hot rod from there to Salem, it was a little over 2850. Y'all must be doing some sidetrips. 8)

We're not taking the direct route due to weather. We're taking 40 across (unless the weather is shit, then we'll have to take 20 to 10) then in Cali we'll take 5 north. So its right at 3300 miles.

Here's our route: http://tinyurl.com/bshuka


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on February 11, 2009, 10:48:32 AM
Lisa is making me oatmeal raisin cookies! [thumbsup]




Yumm!!

Do I need to fall down to get some of those?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on February 11, 2009, 03:14:26 PM
Lisa is making me oatmeal raisin cookies! [thumbsup]

I make oatmeal raisin cookies all the time, but without the raisins.  I use chocolate chips.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on February 11, 2009, 03:25:04 PM
I make oatmeal raisin cookies all the time, but without the raisins.  I use chocolate chips.

Wouldnt those be oatmeal chocolate chip cookies?!?!?  Sheesh, how much falling down do I need to do to get some of these?!?!?!?!?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on February 11, 2009, 05:26:12 PM
My next batch of oatmeal cookies will have butterscotch chips in em....

On a side note, I just applied to be a TEAMOREGON instructor... wish me luck!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on February 11, 2009, 08:57:33 PM
We're not taking the direct route due to weather. We're taking 40 across (unless the weather is shit, then we'll have to take 20 to 10) then in Cali we'll take 5 north. So its right at 3300 miles.

Here's our route: http://tinyurl.com/bshuka

Good call. Oughta miss most of the bad stuff with that route (Except for Memphis, that is). [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JDucati on February 11, 2009, 10:05:38 PM
Good luck marvellous.  That is a great program.  Awesome folks as well.

 I need to get on that.  They offered me a go at being a TEAMOREGON instructor in the evaluation after the riding test.  That was 3 years ago.  I still haven't got around to it.  >:(

The hell is the deal with that.

~JD (lazy dumb a$$)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on February 12, 2009, 06:46:20 PM
Why does the spell check not recognize the word: Ducati ?
 [roll]



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on February 12, 2009, 07:02:21 PM
That's all in your browser.

Next time you type it, and it gives you the red underline, right-click on the word. Up at the top it'll have some "suggestions" and at the bottom of those is an option to "add to dictionary."



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on February 13, 2009, 12:08:54 AM
Well, I'm auditing my first class for TeamOregon at the end of this month!!  Really looking forward to it...   [moto]

Thanks for the encouragement JohnnyD... :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 13, 2009, 07:27:03 AM
Well, I'm auditing my first class for TeamOregon at the end of this month!!  Really looking forward to it...   [moto]

Sounds like fun!!! I wish I had time for that... but my wife says I got too many hobbies as it is. Maybe I could give up going to boobie bars to make time... er.. nevermind.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 13, 2009, 11:37:46 AM
In case you guys do not go to other sections on here.... could be a tad NSFW....

http://myzombiepinup.com (http://myzombiepinup.com)


ha ha ha ha ha ha....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on February 13, 2009, 12:31:55 PM
In case you guys do not go to other sections on here.... could be a tad NSFW....

http://myzombiepinup.com (http://myzombiepinup.com)


ha ha ha ha ha ha....

<ordered>

 [coffee]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on February 15, 2009, 07:49:19 PM
See y'all in a week!! [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on February 16, 2009, 11:13:46 AM
Yumm!!

Do I need to fall down to get some of those?



Victor rules, and they were fandabulous!

Thanks Victor, it was nice seeing you this weekend.  :)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on February 16, 2009, 11:29:14 AM
Victor rules, and they were fandabulous!

Thanks Victor, it was nice seeing you this weekend.  :)



Is anything broken?  ;D

Actually Lisa is the one who rules. He just brought them... my guess  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on February 16, 2009, 11:29:17 AM
See y'all in a week!! [thumbsup]

we better get some good rides together this summer, got jbub in the house! Maybe cierra is back in the saddle again as well? Should be a good season.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on February 16, 2009, 11:30:03 AM
Is anything broken?  ;D

Actually Lisa is the one who rules. He just brought them... my guess  :)

billy and victor rule.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on February 16, 2009, 11:33:35 AM
See y'all in a week!! [thumbsup]

Enough with this threat already  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 16, 2009, 12:37:40 PM
I know it is time for riding season.... I can tell... I have turned into a whiny lil pregnant dog about everything lately...   [bang] ...  and I just identified the cause.... not enough riding.... [moto] ... I think we all need to put a few thousand miles on our bikes to avoid WLB syndrome.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on February 16, 2009, 12:49:38 PM
Enough with this threat already  ;)

 [cheeky]


I can' wait to get my bike up there. Its in cali right now getting operated on. Haven't ridden in months!!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on February 16, 2009, 12:58:48 PM
i went into my garage this weekend and looked at my bike, it looks so lonely and scared without the seat and tank on it. I walked up to it and petted it and assured it that spring is just right around the corner.....i left the light on in the garage that night in case she was scared. Good lord now thats sad!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on February 17, 2009, 10:47:33 AM
I know it is time for riding season.... I can tell... I have turned into a whiny lil pregnant dog about everything lately...   [bang] ...  and I just identified the cause.... not enough riding.... [moto] ... I think we all need to put a few thousand miles on our bikes to avoid WLB syndrome.

I wouldn't call myself a Whiny Lil Bizatch... I'd call myself an irritable prick.  Still a negative mood resulting from not enough riding.  I've had so much crap to get done on weekends I haven't even been able to take advantage of what little unshine we're getting!  [bang]

At least home and work are much closer now (Rockwell Collins HGS finally got moved to the new building in Wilsonville)... I can go home for lunch and take Il Duce out for a spin when the sun is out and I need a fix.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 17, 2009, 11:14:32 AM
I wouldn't call myself a Whiny Lil Bizatch... I'd call myself an irritable prick. 

I don't know... will have to check with Mo...

MO - How would you classify my emails lately: Irritable prick or Whiny Lil Bizatch???


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on February 17, 2009, 12:46:56 PM
I don't know... will have to check with Mo...

MO - How would you classify my emails lately: Irritable prick or Whiny Lil Bizatch???

Yes...  [moto]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 18, 2009, 07:11:09 AM
New topic... anybody know of cheap storage for a trailer? I want to get an enclosed bike trailer... but paying $100 a month to store it is stupid. Hell... paying $50 a month to store it is stupid. I think I could rent one for $50 a weekend... and if I use it one weekend per month... it would be cheaper to rent... but anyway... no place at the house to store something like that... any ideas?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on February 18, 2009, 11:30:30 AM
I don't know... will have to check with Mo...

MO - How would you classify my emails lately: Irritable prick or Whiny Lil Bizatch???

Yes, now take off the panties and go commando!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on February 18, 2009, 11:31:50 AM
New topic... anybody know of cheap storage for a trailer? I want to get an enclosed bike trailer... but paying $100 a month to store it is stupid. Hell... paying $50 a month to store it is stupid. I think I could rent one for $50 a weekend... and if I use it one weekend per month... it would be cheaper to rent... but anyway... no place at the house to store something like that... any ideas?

It may be a long shot, but you may as a local business that has a large parking area if you can park it there for X dollars a month.  Or a neighbor?  just a thought. 



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 18, 2009, 02:25:59 PM
Yes, now take off the panties and go commando!

I just got back from a 5 mile jog... you ever try to do that commando? The thought of it alone is enough to pain me.

On a side note... it is really really nice outside.

It may be a long shot, but you may as a local business that has a large parking area if you can park it there for X dollars a month.  Or a neighbor?  just a thought. 

I think my brother may have some room. Will see what he says.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on February 19, 2009, 09:57:07 AM
I don't know... will have to check with Mo...

MO - How would you classify my emails lately: Irritable prick or Whiny Lil Bizatch???

No, no, no... I mustn't have been clear...

You are a self-described whiny lil bizatch.

I am an irritable prick.

 ;)


On a positive note: tomorrow is supposed to get darn-near 60 degrees!  It's also one of my Fridays off.  The SS will be seeing daylight.   [moto]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on February 20, 2009, 12:46:24 PM
Rode to work today, cold but nice.  Screw winterizing, I'm riding all year.

(Did I just wake up the rain gods?)

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 20, 2009, 06:28:58 PM
Rode to work today, cold but nice.  Screw winterizing, I'm riding all year.

(Did I just wake up the rain gods?)

Scott

Awesome day to ride!! I had a blast.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on February 23, 2009, 10:18:02 PM
see what happens? one of you sumpregnant doges got all antsy in your pantsies and woke up a rain god...good job...now put the damn bikes away and wait 2 more months or you are really going to piss them off and we will have snow in the city...no one wants that


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on February 24, 2009, 04:50:58 AM
see what happens? one of you sumpregnant doges got all antsy in your pantsies and woke up a rain god...good job...now put the damn bikes away and wait 2 more months or you are really going to piss them off and we will have snow in the city...no one wants that

Friday weather looks good.  Maybe we can get a ride in then  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on February 24, 2009, 06:30:17 AM
karma


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 24, 2009, 07:30:18 AM
Maybe I should just put on all my rain gear and ride Julie's too-fitty neenja around... that's just like riding a motorcycle... right?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on February 24, 2009, 01:52:44 PM
Saw a guy get off of a brand new Ninja 600 (bright green of course)...  but that's not the important part of the story -> He had an A* full leather outfit on, knee pucks and all, full faced helmet, all of it matching Red/White/Black, a Red/Black Ogio aerodynamic backpack, matching A* gloves... and matching Famous (brand) skater shoes... seriously? was my initial reaction... maybe he couldn't afford boots after all the gear but wow was he a poser!  I guess Kudos for getting it 85% right but the shoes... jesus, it would suck to lose a foot...

Ok, off my soapbox... I just wish I had the frame of mind to take a pic...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on February 24, 2009, 02:40:13 PM
what is the ninja attraction for squidlys?  I saw someone the other day on a ninja with an expensive helmet, leather jacket, gloves then shorts and nike shoes with no socks. God i hate that.  The sound of the bike was irritating too, not sure what was done to the exaust to make it that way, kind of a high pitched whine like a fly........


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on February 24, 2009, 02:44:27 PM
not sure what was done to the exaust to make it that way

Rice?  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on February 24, 2009, 03:34:08 PM
Saw a guy get off of a brand new Ninja 600 (bright green of course)...  but that's not the important part of the story -> He had an A* full leather outfit on, knee pucks and all, full faced helmet, all of it matching Red/White/Black, a Red/Black Ogio aerodynamic backpack, matching A* gloves...
Ok, off my soapbox... I just wish I had the frame of mind to take a pic...

Personally, I keep my distance from anyone who has a full matching, brand new setup of gear and bike.  Cruiser or sport bike.  Especially if it's all the same brand.  Shiny bikes and all white HJC helmets are kind of the same thing on a budget.  Usually a newbie who just bought the lifestyle all in one shot, usually skipping the rider education segment.  Nothing quite so dangerous as a newbie on a sport bike who feels bullet proof in his new leathers.  Riders with a few miles may have a new bike, one or two pieces of new gear, but rarely the whole enchilada.  Dirt, grease, and bugs on my riding buddies and their bikes make me feel better.

and matching Famous (brand) skater shoes... seriously? was my initial reaction... maybe he couldn't afford boots after all the gear but wow was he a poser!  I guess Kudos for getting it 85% right but the shoes... jesus, it would suck to lose a foot...

Yeah....  that.  Saw a nice video of a guy practicing wheelies on youtube in sneakers.  He fell off.  His foot was hanging by the skin on the side of his ankle while his buddies called an ambulance and tried to keep him calm.  Youtube is the most humbling tool I've ever seen for motorcyclists.  Type in 'motorcycle accident' and surf for a while now and then.  It will keep you from feeling too confident.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on February 24, 2009, 04:15:50 PM
Saw a guy get off of a brand new Ninja 600

I just wish I had the frame of mind to take a pic... of boobies and post 'em here

When you say "get off", do you mean getting for as in GOT OFF? Or like, well you know what I'm sayin?  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on February 24, 2009, 08:16:58 PM
I rocked shoes for awhile before I got my boots (i should say, before Mo got me my boots...) *shrug* They weren't tennis shoes or skate shoes but they probably would have been just as useless in a wreck.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 25, 2009, 05:58:43 AM
Sidi makes riding shoes. Pretty cool looking... more like high tops... but they have lower versions too. I always wonder about them. I have two nice pairs of boots and was thinking of getting some riding shoes that were semi comfortable to wear at work when I ride in.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on February 25, 2009, 07:08:07 AM
Sidi makes riding shoes. Pretty cool looking... more like high tops... but they have lower versions too. I always wonder about them. I have two nice pairs of boots and was thinking of getting some riding shoes that were semi comfortable to wear at work when I ride in.

I have these:

(http://www.newenough.com/image/path/5251/Default.jpg)

http://www.newenough.com/boots/waterproof_sport_street_touring_boots/tour_master/solution_wp_road_motorcycle_boots.html (http://www.newenough.com/boots/waterproof_sport_street_touring_boots/tour_master/solution_wp_road_motorcycle_boots.html)

They're not Sidi's or anything but they are comfortable to walk around in and I've dumped both my bike and Mother's bike wearing them and they held up great.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 25, 2009, 07:09:50 AM
I got those too. They are comfy sorta. But the Sidis are for the track and those are more goofing off days... and then I need something else. I always need more!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on February 25, 2009, 01:28:22 PM
I love my Puma Desmos...

Note to self: Do not EVER let Virgil ride my motorcycle...  Ever...  :P


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on February 25, 2009, 05:43:04 PM
I have these:

They're not Sidi's or anything but they are comfortable to walk around in and I've dumped both my bike and Mother's bike wearing them and they held up great.

Saw those recently.  Do they have armor in the ankles?  Some of the pics look like they do, some look like they don't.  Nothing mentioned about it in the description.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on February 25, 2009, 06:30:16 PM
Saw those recently.  Do they have armor in the ankles?  Some of the pics look like they do, some look like they don't.  Nothing mentioned about it in the description.

Scott

Mine have ankle protection.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on February 25, 2009, 07:55:03 PM
Breathe.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 26, 2009, 05:43:21 AM
Breathe.

The alternative is not that fun.  [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on February 26, 2009, 06:02:31 AM
Some days I wonder.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 26, 2009, 06:05:00 AM
I know the feeling. I just love 4 am conference calls after pool nights... the combination is not fun at all. Bleh.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on February 26, 2009, 06:15:47 AM
I've been up since 3:18 with no good reason at all other than I woke up.

Enjoy the fact you at least have something to do or a reason to be up.  [thumbsup]

Oh, and you're a corporate 'ho!  :P


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on February 26, 2009, 06:17:38 AM
Oh, and you're a corporate 'ho!  :P

I swear man... in this economy... you don't want to be the guy that says no to early AM meetings. It's sad really.  [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on February 26, 2009, 06:19:56 AM
NO kidding!

And of course we can all expect Uncle <insert CEO name here> to request our loving support in this time of crisis without any expectations of getting anything positive back out of it other than maybe getting to be employed a bit longer than the guy/gal who said no.

Speaking of gals . . . Say hi to Ms. Traci for me.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on February 26, 2009, 11:56:33 PM
Yeah... speaking up against corporate abuse of salaried workers is a recipe for getting canned.   [bang]

Oh well, there's a couple much cooler looking jobs I've stumbled upon since the search began this week.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on February 27, 2009, 05:06:15 AM
Good luck!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on February 27, 2009, 02:13:56 PM
Bored.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: cloud2blue on February 27, 2009, 02:53:36 PM
(http://ecocart2000.com/smith-miller/images/lumber_without_bevel.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on February 27, 2009, 03:05:01 PM
Yeah... speaking up against corporate abuse of salaried workers is a recipe for getting canned.   [bang]

Oh well, there's a couple much cooler looking jobs I've stumbled upon since the search began this week.

seems these days anything is an excuse for getting canned. I think everyone is on edge.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on February 27, 2009, 04:06:43 PM
Ironically, not on edge as an unemployed slacker/house pregnant dog...

And tonight is my first audit for TeamOR to become an instructor... totally stoked!  :)

Good luck everyone, though!!  I know where you're coming from (was middle mgmt that made his 'superior' look like he did stuff besides eat off of peoples plates and watch football for hours)... 

Take care all!

 [beer]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on March 02, 2009, 10:15:49 AM
Well, finished auditing my first class to become a TeamOR Instructor!  I really enjoyed it and everyone was very cool and helpful.  It was interesting comparing and contrasting the MSF course from WA to the TeamOR course, and I have to say, the WA course is more difficult for the riding part, but I really liked how TeamOR put it all together at the end! 

Here are some differences:

• WA shows more videos
• WA requires you to do Figure 8's and riding over an obstacle (2x4)
• WA requires you to Swerve THEN Stop, OR is just Swerve
• OR does 2 exercises AFTER the test the simulate real traffic conditions (motorcycles only obviously) and I REALLY liked that.  It kinda brings it all together!

Otherwise, the classes are pretty close.  Also noticed that TeamOR closely follows the book Proficient Motorcycling, which is a great resource for all riders...

Next class is in 2 weeks, then I take a skills test, then finally the interview....  wish me luck!!

Ride safe everyone!! 
m


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 02, 2009, 02:41:07 PM
Sounds like fun Marvel... I need to get Julie into the class.

Dang slow day on the board. Guess nobody is bored enough. (Pun intended)  [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 02, 2009, 05:05:15 PM
Ehhhh . . . bored/board whatever out of my gourd.

Just not even motivated enough to waste time on the interwebz.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on March 02, 2009, 07:30:54 PM
Not bored... busy.  Digging through engineering positions and editing my resume for each.

Glad I went engineering... there's still a variety of stuff out there.  I feel for the folks who are searching and coming up empty-handed.  :-\

--------------

Best of luck Marv!  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on March 02, 2009, 08:29:14 PM
im still waiting for my tank and getting nervous. One month its been off my bike.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 05, 2009, 07:29:05 AM
The red fish swims backwards in the West river.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 05, 2009, 08:28:48 AM
The red fish swims backwards in the West river.

The man with one shoe walks with a limp.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on March 05, 2009, 05:47:12 PM
The squirrel is riding the bicycle.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on March 05, 2009, 10:08:56 PM
Snow in Welches.

(http://photos-g.ll.facebook.com/hphotos-ll-snc1/hs032.snc1/2590_536401619763_7202497_32574638_1692732_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on March 09, 2009, 12:11:43 PM
yody yo yo!!

i think im lost....

can u take me to ur leader....

 [bacon]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 09, 2009, 12:39:07 PM
yody yo yo!!

i think im lost....

can u take me to ur leader....

 [bacon]

I can't figure out which is the queen and which is the king... but I think Maurice and Jacob are our leaders.  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on March 09, 2009, 07:02:47 PM
I can't figure out which is the queen and which is the king... but I think Maurice and Jacob are our leaders.  [laugh]


well since jacob (http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/heart.gif)"s (http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/steak.gif)..........

 [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on March 09, 2009, 10:01:07 PM
the love.  :)

Zardoz is coming for you!!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on March 09, 2009, 11:57:22 PM
shit if it is me and mo all y'all are make the beast with two backsed


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on March 10, 2009, 12:36:00 AM

Well, spent the weekend in the garage working on the CBR.  Got all the broken plastic off, finished replacing the throttle-side switchgear an throttle cables (I'm gonna kill me a Honda engineer or two, but that's a story for over beers), replaced the rear brake pedal, stripped the fender and turn signal assembly off the rear, got rid of the horn, et cetera.  Man, the more I strip street garbage off, the closer it gets to an engine with wheels, the more I want to go ride.

Still need to swap out the radiator.  Will require a propane torch, as I got a great deal on a used radiator that's cherry... except the inlet and outlet are out-of-round.  I'm gonna heat 'em to (hopefully) soften the aluminum before bending them back into shape.

Also found when I yoinked the broken front fairing off: the front fairing stay was bent and cracked.  It's cast aluminum.  There's a slim possibility it could be bent back and the cracks welded or brazed, but I'm not sure that it's worth it when I can get a brand new replacement for $65 or so.  If I had a welder, I'd be bending that wanker back into shape and at least trying to fix it for free.  Hmm... maybe this is an excuse to go buy a welder... maybe I could then use it to make other crap and sell it as supplemental income... hmm...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on March 10, 2009, 12:50:42 AM
a nice nice used 220 miller is on my shortlist


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on March 10, 2009, 01:11:22 AM
I don't know much about welding... do you prefer MIG/GMAW or TIG/GTAW, and why?  From what I've read it sounds like TIG is slower, but it's easier to make a higher quality weld.

I also see on Miller's website that the TIG machines are significantly more expensive.

Maybe I should go sign up for a welding class at the community college...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on March 10, 2009, 01:27:34 AM
Hole. E. Crap.

It is now 2:30.

I really need to go to bed.

Y'all have a good tomorrow.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on March 10, 2009, 02:10:25 AM
this is what I know about welding...im a poor welder, my pops is a god at the sport, and I want the machine so when he is over having a beer, he can do the welding.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on March 10, 2009, 07:35:17 AM
Down on the job in California I had this little 140 Lincoln that would take an aluminum retrofit kit. The aluminum wire is a little spendy, but for the most part it's swapping in a spool gun, changing the feed rollers, and hooking up a little bottle of gold gas or some kind of argon mix to the deal, and you're set to do minor aluminum patching. We've got this sweet little Miller at work that senses required amperage, no guess work involved. TIG is for serious people.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on March 10, 2009, 09:17:06 AM
The guy who did my race car fab always said "MIG is for tacking, TIG is for welding."

I'd like to get a MIG for, well nothing, just to fool around with.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on March 10, 2009, 02:48:08 PM
Haha. That's true, when the most you ever weld on is 1/8" tube. I'd like to see someone TIG on an excavator bucket. As if it didn't take all day with the wire feed in the first place.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on March 10, 2009, 03:27:46 PM
Don't you go old school on that stuff, arc welding?  I took a class in high school and discovered that arc welding was a talent I didn't have.  I could do the row of nickels, but not where I wanted them, or where they needed to be.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on March 10, 2009, 06:21:32 PM
Okay... now I have more information than I had before, but no idea which one would be better to learn.  Not that I can afford either machine right now anyway.  I'd be messing around with small aluminum parts, auto body panels, and maybe exhaust tubing.  Common stuff for automotive repair and restoration, with some custom parts fabbing thrown in for fun.  Nothing structurally critical, as that would require training I don't have the time for.  Probably better to pay a pro in those cases.

Anyway... I think it's time for a [drink]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on March 10, 2009, 09:31:50 PM
Jacob, have you checked your P.O. Box lately? [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on March 10, 2009, 09:57:53 PM
So, I'm pretty lonely and people don't seem to be getting together much anymore. Anybody got any suggestions for some other local forums? I was looking and PNWRiders. The Oregon section of the sportbikes.ws forum is a little hard to navigate.


And Vic, I'll run down to the P.O. Box tomorrow afternoon if Mother doesn't get there first.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on March 10, 2009, 11:12:58 PM
I follow these guys some times:

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/PNWRoadRiders/ (http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/PNWRoadRiders/)

They are mostly from Seattle but do a lot of rides this way.

They are coming to Pacific City on April 18th.

Living in the boonies can be difficult, I know.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: 8 lives on March 11, 2009, 03:44:54 AM
I have noticed that our little forum has seem to die out a bit too.  I have started to follow the pnwriders.com forum more than this one now.  If you are on there jbubble i have the same name. 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on March 11, 2009, 05:12:11 AM
I have noticed that our little forum has seem to die out a bit too.  I have started to follow the pnwriders.com forum more than this one now.  If you are on there jbubble i have the same name. 

i think things should pick up soon once the weather gets better. I know ill be riding every weekend, my tank is still off my bike right now but ill have it on by not this weekend but next. Ill post up when i ride, see if anyone wants to go. My friend got a yamaha R1 so ill be riding with him alot this year, wed be happy to have company. Victor usually posts up the bigger rides. As for getting together for drinks ect. we use to try to have a weekly get together at that crappy place in SE portland til it shut down or whatever. I think we should pick a spot come April and try to meet there once a week or every other week again.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 11, 2009, 05:15:30 AM
I'm about 1/2 way to skipping out of work at lunch and not returning on Friday to totally taking the day off.  It's going to be weather dependent I think.

I realized this morning we need a folder or a thread or whatever with "favorite" rides posted so lame asses like myself can easily find something to do with directions, duration, etc. all laid out . . .


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 11, 2009, 05:17:14 AM
Did I mention that waking up at 3:18 for no make the beast with two backsing apparent reason on a fairly consistent basis holds within it's inherency as much appear as a Mastiff chewing on your fun sack?  >:(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on March 11, 2009, 06:05:19 AM
Did I mention that waking up at 3:18 for no make the beast with two backsing apparent reason on a fairly consistent basis holds within it's inherency as much appear as a Mastiff chewing on your fun sack?  >:(

That sucks Chuck.  :-\  I hope you figure that one out so you can get a full nights sleep.


If y'all only hang out when its riding season, no worries, I'm cool with that. I was looking more for some off season stuff when its snowy up here and I can get in the car and see people. I'm not trying to criticize or anything so please don't take it that way.

I have noticed that our little forum has seem to die out a bit too.  I have started to follow the pnwriders.com forum more than this one now.  If you are on there jbubble i have the same name. 

Hey, I went ahead and joined late last night. I saw you and S2R1k femme.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 11, 2009, 06:06:07 AM
Did I mention that waking up at 3:18 for no make the beast with two backsing apparent reason on a fairly consistent basis holds within it's inherency as much appear as a Mastiff chewing on your fun sack?  >:(

It's the full moon. It's messing with you.  Officially full last night... damn it was huge this morning too.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 11, 2009, 06:28:35 AM
. . . damn it was huge this morning too.

That's what she said.  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 11, 2009, 08:28:52 AM
That's what she said.  [laugh]

Actually, she did say that.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on March 11, 2009, 12:18:53 PM
Did I mention that waking up at 3:18 for a Mastiff chewing on your fun sack?  >:(

When your done, send him over.

Did you name him Jacob too?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on March 11, 2009, 12:19:48 PM
So, I'm pretty lonely and people don't seem to be getting together much anymore. Anybody got any suggestions for some other local forums? I was looking and PNWRiders. The Oregon section of the sportbikes.ws forum is a little hard to navigate.


And Vic, I'll run down to the P.O. Box tomorrow afternoon if Mother doesn't get there first.  [thumbsup]

I dont want to speak for Cierra, but you can always come down and hang out.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on March 11, 2009, 05:27:48 PM
Don't you go old school on that stuff, arc welding?  I took a class in high school and discovered that arc welding was a talent I didn't have.  I could do the row of nickels, but not where I wanted them, or where they needed to be.

Yeah, we break out the rod for repairs in the field, and wire at the shop for high-production awesomeness. The diesel welding machines on our service trucks are primarily set up for arc, but most have auxiliary wire setups that go along with them. Really handy for times when you need to build up something that is worn loose, and grind it down to proper tolerance.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on March 11, 2009, 06:46:23 PM
JBub, get-togethers are definitely more frequent during riding season... when us fair-weather sallys are willing to take the Ducs out.  We also like excuses for gigs, and when a distant DMFer is in town (like you, last year) it's an excuse to go drinkin'.  ;D  See, ya moved too close, and now you can't "visit" and give us an excuse to go out!  [cheeky]

In other news... I installed a set of mirrors on the SS today that have integrated turn signals.  Much spiffier. [thumbsup]  Now I need to figure out what the heck I'm doing with the ugly holes in the fairing where the old blinkers went.

Still need to order timing belts.  Also realised today that I have all the stuff to do the kickstand switch bypass so I can start mine on the sidestand.  2001 was one of those goofy years where ya can't start it with the kickstand down at all, not even in neutral.  Been meaning to fix that.  I was too busy workin' and ridin' to mess with it last year.  Maybe I'll finally get around to that this spring...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on March 11, 2009, 07:52:53 PM
We do need to get a "sticky" up there for just rides.

On a side note, i am going to try to plan a summer party at my house this year. keg of good beer, area just for MC parking in front of my house, good food and my band is going to play then anyone else that wants to play can come up too (billy?) im going to get a permit so we can make alot of noise. I got a big back yard, so it should be fun.  Dont be discouraged jbubb, alot happens during the summer and fall, people still try to hold on for a while but come christmas time everyone peters out til about May, then people start poking thier heads out of the hybernation den.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on March 11, 2009, 08:16:01 PM
I guess I'm not being clear. I give up.


Mo, thanks for the offer. Maybe I'll give cierra a call some time and see if she wants company.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on March 11, 2009, 10:10:53 PM
You said 'sticky'....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 12, 2009, 03:50:35 AM
I guess I'm not being clear. I give up.


Every Wednesday, I shoot pool at different bars. Feel free to come visit. Many times on weekends too. You been to a Portland nooodie bar yet? We can introduce you to our plethura of fun bars.  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 12, 2009, 08:56:10 AM
Coming from NC . . . if said bars are Lucky's inclination . . . there is nothing here to compare.  They got them some good ones down in them there parts!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 12, 2009, 09:05:05 AM
Coming from NC . . . if said bars are Lucky's inclination . . . there is nothing here to compare.  They got them some good ones down in them there parts!

Serious? Hmm.... I may have to head down to NC.  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 12, 2009, 09:14:11 AM
Oh yes . . . remind me next time we're out and I'll tell you about it!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on March 12, 2009, 09:28:38 AM
There's definitely some good ones.  [beer]

http://www.puckettsfarm.com/ (http://www.puckettsfarm.com/)

Its not very ummmmmm diverse but its a cool hole in the wall. Some even better ones out in the country. If you're lucky, you can get some moonshine.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on March 12, 2009, 08:19:16 PM
Sorry, we're over here in the sticks (aka Bend soon to be LA Pine)... we gots bars and stuff somewhere around here... 



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 13, 2009, 06:17:51 AM
I rode to work today.  [moto]  As I was gearing up... my wife says, "Don't freeze your nuts off, you're no use to me that way."   [evil]

It's amazing how the right gear can keep you warm.   [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 13, 2009, 08:18:11 AM
What?   Oh you BASTARD!!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on March 13, 2009, 10:05:30 AM
I rode to work today.  [moto]  As I was gearing up... my wife says, "Don't freeze your nuts off, you're no use to me that way."   [evil]

It's amazing how the right gear can keep you warm.   [thumbsup]

?? Jacob riding pregnant dog cupping your nuts to keep them warm?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on March 13, 2009, 08:36:36 PM
if you sell the 749 for a honda, you might as well walk around on your knees and get your teeth removed


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on March 13, 2009, 10:44:56 PM
if you sell the 749 for a honda, you might as well walk around on your knees and get your teeth removed

Im going to go talk to a guy tomorrow about a Honda, 749 may be a garage queen for awhile longer...



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 14, 2009, 07:15:01 AM
You should just give me the 749.  it works out best for everyone  [cheeky]

Seriously, what Honda are you looking at and why?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 14, 2009, 10:53:00 AM
You should just give me the 749.  it works out best for everyone  [cheeky]

Seriously, what Honda are you looking at and why?

He needs a faster track bike for when he is acting as an instructor. The SV just aint fast enough.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on March 14, 2009, 06:44:21 PM
I keep telling him he can ride my two-fiddy, but for some reason he keeps looking at me funny when I say it.  [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 14, 2009, 07:18:29 PM
I keep telling him he can ride my two-fiddy, but for some reason he keeps looking at me funny when I say it.  [bang]

He's afraid of the beast!  The power, the speed, the . . . the . . . the . . .  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on March 14, 2009, 09:13:46 PM
keeping the 749, its going to be my garage queen.  Selling the Ape, and buying a CBR600RR.  :)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on March 14, 2009, 10:17:14 PM
keeping the 749, its going to be my garage queen.  Selling the Ape, and buying a CBR600RR.  :)



That's okay then. [moto] [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 15, 2009, 11:11:14 AM
Salty - how'd you get the rides thingy sticky?

I was thinking we have that community property posting somewhere and maybe that should be restarted and sticky too.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on March 15, 2009, 12:39:39 PM
Salty - how'd you get the rides thingy sticky?

I was thinking we have that community property posting somewhere and maybe that should be restarted and sticky too.



just pm the admin here and give him a link to the thread you want stickied.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 15, 2009, 12:42:16 PM
How does one go about finding out who the moderator is?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on March 15, 2009, 05:29:32 PM
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Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 16, 2009, 06:35:33 AM
Man... that fugly strada was a very comfy ride... I can see myself doing some nice longer rides on that thing... could potentially make the 848 into a garage queen... that sooo sucks. Granted, the 848 is faster and more fun.... but unless you are wicking it through them corners... its not to nice to your back and wrists... oh well.....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 16, 2009, 10:39:56 AM
Man... that fugly strada was a very comfy ride... I can see myself doing some nice longer rides on that thing... could potentially make the 848 into a garage queen... that sooo sucks. Granted, the 848 is faster and more fun.... but unless you are wicking it through them corners... its not to nice to your back and wrists... oh well.....

Had a nice sound too it too.  Not like that overly excited blender!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 16, 2009, 11:35:00 AM
Had a nice sound too it too.  Not like that overly excited blender!

I need to see if Arun will let me do any of these test rides two up... I would rather know ahead of time if it is comfy or not. I have a bike that is fun to ride just on my own. It did sound nice... but that back fire was a tad obnoxious.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 16, 2009, 11:53:32 AM
pregnant dog what are you complaining about.  I was the one with the sound pointed straight at my head!  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 16, 2009, 12:16:03 PM
pregnant dog what are you complaining about.  I was the one with the sound pointed straight at my head!  [evil]

Now you know how we feel about riding behind you. Why do you think I try to stay ahead of you at all times??  [bang]  I have to save my ear drums.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 16, 2009, 12:42:39 PM
Guess I gotta ride behind myself sometime becuase I still don't think she's loud.

Bree whatchoo think?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 16, 2009, 03:06:03 PM
DCCCXLVIII is the Roman Numeral equivalent for 848.

Just thought I would share that with you.

Good thing I don't have to tell people... "Yeah... I ride a Ducati D-C-C-C-X-L-V-I-I-I... It's a fast little thing..."

Crikeys.... binary would be even worse...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on March 16, 2009, 03:08:34 PM
Me likey the fuglystrada.  [thumbsup]  It's still ugly as sin, but man, it's a nice riding machine.

Ryan, did you test ride the red one with the Ti Arrow system at MotoCorsa?  That's the one I test rode last year, and yeah, the exhaust was a bit loud (especially for sport-touring).  I'd trade the SS, except I need some cash to go with it so I can step up to an S-model with the Ohlins suspenders.

Chuckles: your bike is loud.  ;D  It's okay man, it sounds like a Monster should.  The rest of us just have to wear earplugs.

Hey Mo: you want a salvage-title '05 CBR 600RR with ~4500 miles on it?  ;)  Needs bodywork and track prep, but the engine runs like a swiss watch.


Good thing I don't have to tell people... "Yeah... I ride a Ducati D-C-C-C-X-L-V-I-I-I... It's a fast little thing..."

Crikeys.... binary would be even worse...

You mean a "Ducati 1101010000"?  Might actually be easier than the Roman Numerals...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on March 16, 2009, 03:44:39 PM
chuck you did the full core on your exhaust i believe, i did the half core. I didnt know there was a difference, but i bet if you look down your pipes youll see two pipe looking things, when i look down mine i see 3. You tore yours out one more chamber past what i did. That means yours is LOUD. Mine is loud, but not crazy loud like yours.  I would have gone for crazy loud if i could have but didnt know there was another chamber to get through for that.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on March 16, 2009, 05:44:24 PM
Me likey the fuglystrada.  [thumbsup]  
Hey Mo: you want a salvage-title '05 CBR 600RR with ~4500 miles on it?  ;)  Needs bodywork and track prep, but the engine runs like a swiss watch.

nah, Im looking at 08+ CBR600RR and 08+ R6's.

Thanks tho.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 17, 2009, 01:38:19 PM
nah, Im looking at 08+ CBR600RR and 08+ R6's.


You going to race it or just keep it clean for instructor days... IE ... keep the side stand on...  don't go and get all inline four on us.


By the way... this board is so boring these days.... WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!   


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on March 17, 2009, 02:24:37 PM
I plan to mostly use it for instructing, but who knows where that will lead.  :)

Yes, I need a kickstand.

I'm keeping the 749, so you guys cant get rid of me yet.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 17, 2009, 02:38:16 PM
I'm keeping the 749, so you guys cant get rid of me yet.

We don't kick people out when they  no longer have a Duc... we just buy them a beer... and say, "I am so sorry for your loss."    [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on March 17, 2009, 03:07:21 PM
I'm anti-social, but you are a retard.

Seriously? 



I plan to mostly use it for instructing, but who knows where that will lead.  :)

Yes, I need a kickstand.

I'm keeping the 749, so you guys cant get rid of me yet.




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on March 17, 2009, 03:29:32 PM
You going to race it or just keep it clean for instructor days... IE ... keep the side stand on...  don't go and get all inline four on us.


By the way... this board is so boring these days.... WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!   

yeah what happend? Where is everybody?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on March 17, 2009, 03:33:11 PM
I'm anti-social, but you are a retard.

Seriously? 




I agree

why not use the ape for the instructing?

it must be a H@nda thing


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on March 17, 2009, 05:00:06 PM
I'm anti-social, but you are a retard.

Seriously? 


Yes Hater!

I am picking up a 2008 CBR600RR tomorrow with 700 miles on it.  It was formerly Micheal Czysz's bike.  I need a kick stand to stop and help yahoo's that crash on the track.  I can't use my Mille for that (no kickstand), and Im done tracking the 749.

Besides, I've wanted an I4 for some time.  :)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on March 17, 2009, 11:09:49 PM
it was Cyszscsz'szz Bike?

is there a second crank taped somewhere's?


 :P


 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 18, 2009, 05:51:31 AM
it was Cyszscsz'szz Bike?


Hope it doesn't oil the track... again.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on March 18, 2009, 08:33:34 AM
Yes Hater!

I am picking up a 2008 CBR600RR tomorrow with 700 miles on it.  It was formerly Micheal Czysz's bike.  I need a kick stand to stop and help yahoo's that crash on the track.  I can't use my Mille for that (no kickstand), and Im done tracking the 749.

Besides, I've wanted an I4 for some time.  :)



There are all kinds of things you can lean a bike against at PIR. 
Or you could spend like $14.95 on a kick stand.


-OR- you could buy another track motorcycle, which you need as badly as a hole in your head. 


 [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 18, 2009, 08:53:39 AM
I think he uses that hole in his head to breathe out of. Not sure though. Seems to talk out of his ass a lot... could be breathing out of there too.  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 18, 2009, 09:20:45 AM
Mo - You get KBC as a sponsor? They any good? Light?? Julie needs a new helmet cause her HJC is so stinking heavy. Her helmets in good shape... just looking for a lighter alternative that wont break the bank.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on March 18, 2009, 03:08:34 PM
Ryan, spend the money on a good, light, comfortable helmet.  What's the point of spending thousands on a new bike if you can't ride in comfort?  Uncomfortable helmets can ruin a ride and make new riders dislike the sport.  It doesn't have to be expensive but it does have to be comforatable and quiet.  Noise fatigues, discomfort fatigues. 

The white HJC is the bane of new riders.  Looks good and is cheap, also the first thing they all switch out.  Sell that one on Craig's List and get something that works better.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 18, 2009, 03:11:40 PM
Oh, I agree... just trying to find one that meets that for her... since she doesn't ride as much... that $$$$ helmet may not be as worth it.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on March 19, 2009, 05:22:54 AM
I love my Scorpion.  Not expensive, feels 1/2 the weight of my HJC, a lot less noisy, AND when Motorcyclist did their helmet reviews it was in the top 3 for crash results against both the DOT and SNELL standards.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on March 19, 2009, 07:22:46 AM
Hey Ryan, Jed has a spare Large never opened if you want to try it.  Let me know and I will get you in touch with him.  :)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 19, 2009, 08:10:18 AM
Hey Ryan, Jed has a spare Large never opened if you want to try it.  Let me know and I will get you in touch with him.  :)

Always interested... will go try on some of them to see if large fits.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 19, 2009, 08:12:13 AM
On another note....

anybody ever ridden a V-Strom? Trying to see how they compare to the fuglystrada.... as they are dirt cheap new... when compared to the Ducs.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on March 19, 2009, 12:38:58 PM
No, but I've been curious.  Same v-twin as the SVs but with easy adjustable rear shock and bigger, more comfy seat.  It looks like it would make a nice 2 up bike.  That fairing seems huge though.  I don't really like fairings at all and that one's a pig.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on March 19, 2009, 01:58:28 PM
Ive been on the cougar run and seen some guys tearing up the mountain area on V-Stroms.  they are a capable bike, and probably pretty comfy for longer riding.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 19, 2009, 02:21:30 PM
Ive been on the cougar run and seen some guys tearing up the mountain area on V-Stroms.  they are a capable bike, and probably pretty comfy for longer riding.

Ya hear good things... but they don't sound as good.  ;D



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on March 19, 2009, 03:19:49 PM
The 'strom is roomy and capable.  I'd rather spend the money on the Multi, though, because I prefer the way it feels.  Totally subjective thing.  While Suzukis are often the most capable per $... they kinda feel cheap to me.  I prefer the finish and feel of Hondas, Ducatis, and BMWs.  I may hate working on Hondas, but I think they're very well made as far as materials, switchgear, and assembly quality go.  If I wanted a disposable bike (crashable track flogger), then I'd buy a Suzook in a heartbeat.

Again, that's a totally subjective thing.


Random helpful tip: If you want some real-world reviews from users on the VStrom, check out the advrider forums.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on March 20, 2009, 08:49:46 AM
Bend Euro has a very, very nice SportClassic, 1000 mi on it, purchased at MotoCorsa then ridden to Bend and traded in for a dirtbike (obviously not the bike for him), 2006 Monoposto......  $7500... G LOVES it and we're working on trying to get it for her...  She keeps saying, "We need this for the house, we need that more than a toy, etc etc..."  SHE NEEDS A NEW BIKE!  Plain and simple, she needs this and I'll keep you all posted on the results... the fact that she keeps talking about it is a good sign...  gonna see if she wants to go for a ride today (before it snows tomorrow... grrrr)...

On a side note, I take my skills test for TeamOR next weekend, THEN I'll have an interview and hopefully be an instructor soon!  Also got a job at TRG being Apple Tier 1 tech support.... it's a job...

Hey look, it's sunny outside!!  :P












oh and mmmm..... ( . )( . )


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on March 20, 2009, 09:16:21 AM
On a side note, I take my skills test for TeamOR next weekend, THEN I'll have an interview and hopefully be an instructor soon!  Also got a job at TRG being Apple Tier 1 tech support.... it's a job...

Hey look, it's sunny outside!!  :P


Still a ways to go before becoming an instructor.  You'll probably make it this year, but you'll have to work pretty hard to get to it.

Good luck.   [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on March 20, 2009, 09:17:58 AM
Still a ways to go before becoming an instructor.  You'll probably make it this year, but you'll have to work pretty hard to get to it.

Good luck.   [thumbsup]

You're such a downer sometimes


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on March 20, 2009, 09:37:30 AM
I like to think of him as a realist

an anti-social realist with BMW leanings and a false projection of patchouli

but

a realist none the less


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 20, 2009, 09:49:45 AM
I like to think of him as a realist

an anti-social realist with BMW leanings and a false projection of patchouli

but

a realist none the less

Now that is a description. Wow.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on March 20, 2009, 10:25:33 AM
You're such a downer sometimes

 [coffee]
It's a long and demanding process.
Rewarding to many who make it through it though.

I always figure honesty is better than smoke up the ass.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Visolara on March 20, 2009, 10:32:01 AM
[coffee]
It's a long and demanding process.
Rewarding to many who make it through it though.

I always figure honesty is better than smoke up the ass.

I always heard Feltching was making a come back to the main stream.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on March 20, 2009, 10:45:02 AM
I always heard Feltching was making a come back to the main stream.



I didn't know it left?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on March 20, 2009, 02:01:21 PM
[coffee]
It's a long and demanding process.
Rewarding to many who make it through it though.

I always figure honesty is better than smoke up the ass.

There's a difference in blowing smoke up someone's ass, and being happy for them for their achievements.

Hater.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on March 20, 2009, 02:11:16 PM
There's a difference in blowing smoke up someone's ass, and being happy for them for their achievements.

Hater.

what would happen if you actually blew smoke up someones ass? Would it come out thier nostrils?  just curious.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: toolfan on March 20, 2009, 02:53:55 PM
Hey Marvel, like I said the first time - Good luck, you've still got a little bit of road to cover.

PM me if you have questions about the process.  (I won't blow smoke up your ass.)


That said, I'm back out.  Later skaters.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on March 20, 2009, 02:59:38 PM
I'll take SMOKE for twenty dollars, Alex  [popcorn]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on March 20, 2009, 05:16:54 PM
duc_fan's inane ramble for today:


Found more job opportunities in the PacNW this week.

Got the SS out for a ride on Wednesday.

Went to the pistol range yesterday.

Life is good.  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 21, 2009, 02:47:41 PM
Chuck... what's up tonight??


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on March 23, 2009, 05:31:08 AM
Olly olly oxen free.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: The Plumber on March 23, 2009, 10:38:27 AM
Ohhh how I miss mothers breath after he eats hard boiled eggs..  He used to cook those damn things just to hear me pregnant dog!! I miss u ..


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on March 23, 2009, 12:08:27 PM
hehe

 [evil]

hard boiled egges and sarachalalalalala


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: The Plumber on March 23, 2009, 12:14:20 PM
Have u set up that scope yet? I want pictures rack!! ;-) [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on March 23, 2009, 04:51:14 PM
Today's bored randomosity:

Cool song my bros unlocked on Guitar Hero World Tour...
Kent - VinterNoll2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uYa8gWs2rE#noexternalembed-lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: The Plumber on March 27, 2009, 04:50:49 PM
(http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/Salux/cttdswhc.jpg)

[evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil] [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on March 28, 2009, 06:49:15 PM
I think I should learn how to build a fire if I'm gonna live out here in BFE. Cause sitting in this cold dark house waiting on Mothers parents to get back and get a fire going is pathetic. This city girl is gonna have to learn some things.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on March 28, 2009, 07:19:08 PM
I think I should learn how to build a fire if I'm gonna live out here in BFE. Cause sitting in this cold dark house waiting on Mothers parents to get back and get a fire going is pathetic. This city girl is gonna have to learn some things.

Um, please wait till Mother gets home.  Learning to make fire by yourself doesn't usually have a happy ending.   ;D

A little instructioin goes a long way - kind of like learning to ride a big motorbike.

You can always bake something in the kitchen to stay warm.  Corn bread!!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on March 28, 2009, 07:58:01 PM
make little fire

add burnable stuff to make little fire bigger

:-D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on March 28, 2009, 09:38:52 PM
make little fire

add burnable stuff to make little fire bigger

:-D

If I was in my own house and not your parents, I would risk learning it on my own. But I really didn't want to burn your parents house down. At least I could fiddle with the breakers and wasn't completely inept.

So hush. [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on April 02, 2009, 05:02:43 PM
I saw a very humbling sight on my way home this evening. A motorcycle was in the street and there was a tarp  :'( as the road was being blocked off.

One of my favorite little twisty spots where SE Woodstock jogs over to Bybee. RIP to the rider. It was a sport bike.
 
Bumber!



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Post by: ryandalling on April 02, 2009, 05:22:43 PM
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2009/04/motorcyclist_dies_in_se_portla.html (http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2009/04/motorcyclist_dies_in_se_portla.html)

Be safe out there people. It's not just a ticket if we make a mistake on the street. RIP.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on April 03, 2009, 05:34:23 AM
I saw a very humbling sight on my way home this evening. A motorcycle was in the street and there was a tarp  :'( as the road was being blocked off.

One of my favorite little twisty spots where SE Woodstock jogs over to Bybee. RIP to the rider. It was a sport bike.
 
Bumber!



Last year on bald peak road i got passed by a yamaha R1, the dude was doing mach 10 up on those hills which aint good. About 30 minutes later almost to the top there was a fire engine turned sideways in the road turning everyone around. I could see that yamaha R1 that passed me smashed to bits and the rider covered up in a tarp.  A car next to him with its hood smashed in. Ride safely on the road so you can live to ride another day.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on April 03, 2009, 05:28:48 PM
Drinks made with gin:

1.  Bronx Cocktail - gin, dry & sweet vermouth, o.j.
2.  Gimlet - gin, lime juice, sugar.
3.  Martini - vermouth, olives or onions.
4.  Pink Lady - gin, grenadine, egg white :o, fresh cream.
5.  Salty Dog - gin, grapefruit juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt
6.  Singapore Sling - gin, cherry brandy, lemon juice, tsp. sugar, club soda.
7.  Tom Collins - lemon juice, tsp. sugar, club soda


This is according to my Official Bar Guide Wheel of Drinks.  It's a little cardboard wheel that dates from the 1970's.   I'm sure this is a little out of date - there's gotta be more than this, right?

I always wanted to be a bartender . . .


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on April 03, 2009, 07:55:30 PM
With the current economy and the developing one there will be lots of demand for bartenders while us unemployed blokes drink away our miseries..


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on April 03, 2009, 08:07:07 PM
With the current economy and the developing one there will be lots of demand for bartenders while us unemployed blokes  drink away our miseries..

Say it ain't so, Chuck.  You OK?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on April 04, 2009, 05:58:51 AM
Hey man.. let us know if you need anything.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on April 04, 2009, 07:02:40 AM
Oh, no . . . sorry.

It was a universal "us" not an inclusive us.  To my knowledge I still have a job.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on April 04, 2009, 02:23:01 PM
I almost got pulled over by the Multnomah County Marine Patrol today on the way to MotoCorsa. [moto]

I was merging onto I-405 South on the Fremont bridge and I was about to pass the car in front of me, I looked over my left shoulder and saw there was a pick-up behind me, I could have goosed it and got in front of it, but I'm glad I didn't, 'cause it was the Marine Patrol truck. :o  Not 5 seconds after he passed me, he flipped on his lights and pulled over a Toyota. 8)




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on April 04, 2009, 10:11:00 PM
Being a bartender is definitely a fun job, can pay well, but the hours can wear on ya after a while... 

On a side note, got a phone call on Thursday from TeamOR... If all goes well, I may be in PDX the weekend of May 2-3 for training!!  Anyone down for some beers that weekend???  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on April 05, 2009, 08:50:02 PM
Today was stunning.

Perfect riding weather.

Really, really, really happy that I got out for a ride.  Myself and some moto hooligans from church started out in oregon City, went out Central Point, meandered through rural Clackamas County (deciding right/left at each stop sign was a shrug and a "let's try going that way"), wound up on 213 and took that to Mulino, got off the highway again and wound our way over to Beavercreek Rd, down to Hwy 211, stopped in Estacada, back by McIver State Park, over to Redland Rd and back to Oregon City.  Including going from Mom & Dad's to OC and back, it wound up being around 90 miles.  Also rode to church this morning, so today's total comes to 124 miles.  Not a bad kickoff for the first real riding day of the season!

And now, I am back making more resumes.  Some more promising opportunities in this region just opened up, so I need to go pursue those...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on April 06, 2009, 06:16:26 AM
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
and I say it's all right

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes...

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
and I say it's all right
It's all right


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on April 06, 2009, 07:03:27 AM
80% done w/ the Instuctor process now...  30 minute phone interview (hopefully today or tomorrow) then the Instructor class on May 2-3 if I make it past that and I think that's it...

Ride safe all!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on April 06, 2009, 07:43:12 AM
80% done w/ the Instuctor process now...  30 minute phone interview (hopefully today or tomorrow) then the Instructor class on May 2-3 if I make it past that and I think that's it...

Ride safe all!

Good luck with that. Sounds like fun. I imagine that being an instructor would lead to some pretty interesting stories....

Hey Elias - Any hot chicks offer you anything fun to pass them? Ha ha ha.... I know that when I worked at 7-Eleven in high school... I was offered some fun stuff to sell alcohol after 2 am. Damn security cameras kept me from.... well... I mean... I turned her down stating I could lose my job.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on April 06, 2009, 08:52:28 AM
Hey Elias - Any hot chicks offer you anything fun to pass them? Ha ha ha....

Somebody has been watching too much porn.  [evil]  Not that I know what I'm talking about.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on April 06, 2009, 09:03:35 AM
What's the OMRRA schedule for this weekend?  Any discount coupons?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on April 06, 2009, 09:10:09 AM
What's the OMRRA schedule for this weekend?  Any discount coupons?

Weird weekend... practice on Friday, Race day on Saturday, no Sunday riding... probably due to Easter.... Mo and I both have coupons at home if you want them... I am certain that you can download them at omrra.com somewhere....

I will be out there on Wednesday riding, and watching cascade on Thursday.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on April 09, 2009, 06:45:34 PM
Yay! My bike should be here saturday!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on April 09, 2009, 07:48:15 PM
I have a fully assembled and running Monster with brakes!  [moto]  [laugh]  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on April 09, 2009, 08:03:00 PM
I have a fully assembled and running Monster with brakes!  [moto]  [laugh]  [thumbsup]

YAY!!!!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on April 09, 2009, 10:34:56 PM
Leaving now

Going to cali to get  [moto]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on April 09, 2009, 11:07:51 PM
I'm hoping to ride to work next week... wonder if my shoulder can hold up (injured rotator cuff in my left shoulder)... :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on April 09, 2009, 11:24:15 PM
Leaving now

Going to cali to get  [moto]

You're the best.  :-*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on April 10, 2009, 08:02:36 AM
it snowed

clear roads when we got back

at 11pm 6 make the beast with two backsing inches


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on April 10, 2009, 08:49:24 AM
it snowed

clear roads when we got back

at 11pm 6 make the beast with two backsing inches


does spring take affect in June?!?!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on April 10, 2009, 08:55:13 AM

does spring take affect in June?!?!

Its actually not bad right now. 6 inches is nothing up there and should melt off pretty quickly in this weather.

If you live down the mountain a little bit where I live now (and where Mother and I are moving in together), there was no snow, just rain.

Don't be scared!!!!  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on April 10, 2009, 09:21:49 AM
but i might melt  [laugh]

thats not bad!, im starting to get mroe and mroe excited to go out there....



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on April 10, 2009, 10:48:09 AM

does spring take affect in June?!?!

Spring takes effect around July 15th, Summer starts August 2ndish. Fall gets skipped and winter starts in September.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on April 10, 2009, 11:00:26 AM
Spring takes effect around July 15th, Summer starts August 2ndish. Fall gets skipped and winter starts in September.

exactly. ha ha


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on April 10, 2009, 11:56:33 AM
Did I mention that I hate doing plumbing repairs. >:(


Maybe I'm getting better, I only needed one trip to the hardware store this time. [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on April 10, 2009, 12:57:14 PM
Were you showing butt-crack? Cause you weren't plumbing if it wasn't showing  [laugh]



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on April 10, 2009, 04:00:17 PM
Wouldn't you like to know. :-*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on April 10, 2009, 11:21:01 PM
Wouldn't you like to know. :-*

no, no I wouldn't...

Now Mo and Mo both might... as long as gin is involved...

Btw, how is everyone?  Been kinda absent/intermittent lately...  Hope everyone is having a great 2nd Winter!!  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on April 11, 2009, 11:21:40 AM
I N-E-E-D 2 ride!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on April 11, 2009, 04:23:02 PM
Me as well my friend... I think I'm going to attempt to ride to work this week (at least one day)... Not sure how my shoulder will hold up but it's killing me... On a side note, got to spend time w/ Z and the new puppy today (went in for the puppy's shots and then went to the park)... Definitely good times...  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on April 12, 2009, 09:48:13 PM
Spring takes effect around July 15th, Summer starts August 2ndish. Fall gets skipped and winter starts in September.

That pretty much nailed it.  [laugh]


Great weekend!  Good times at PIR, thankfully only one person biffed during ToR, and the rider was okay (or so I heard over the comm).  Always cool to hear motorcycles screaming by at WOT.  [thumbsup]

Saturday was busy, and not as productive as I would have liked, but it could've been worse.

Looking forward to next week!  It'll be insanely busy through Wednesday, but then I hope to take advantage of the drying roads and get a little riding in.  I have the timing belts on order, and I went ahead and ordered the Oberon clutch slave cylinder from MotoWheels.  I was sooooooo tempted to order more parts!  The acute awareness of being jobless was the only reason I could refrain.  Looking forward to getting the Duc all up to snuff here shortly.  Not sure when I'll get the valve clearances checked... maybe this weekend, but not likely (belts are the highest priority).   Gonna have to inspect the steering head bearings sometime soon too... that sounds like quite the project, what with supporting the frame and all.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on April 13, 2009, 01:24:18 PM
Crikeys... this place is a ghost town these days...  ???


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on April 13, 2009, 01:49:32 PM
Crikeys... this place is a ghost town these days...  ???

Yup. Mother and I actually discussed that today...




I'd love to see some get togethers. Maybe after Mother and I get settled into our place, we can have some people over but it won't be until May.

Weather's changing so hopefully the activity will pick up with the availability of good riding days. I know Mother and I will be exploring the east side alot and will post up meeting times and places if anyone wishes to join us.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on April 13, 2009, 02:30:32 PM
23rd's kinda looking like it might be a good drinking night.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on April 13, 2009, 03:13:48 PM
Did I mention that I hate doing plumbing repairs. >:(


Maybe I'm getting better, I only needed one trip to the hardware store this time. [thumbsup]

hater


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on April 13, 2009, 06:07:56 PM
I'll be in PDX the weekend of May 2-3 for TeamOR Instructor Training... Not sure if I'm going to drive over in the morning or Friday night before... We'll have to see when it gets closer... :)  Get together maybe Sat night?  Hmmm?

mmm... beer...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on April 13, 2009, 06:11:15 PM
I'll be in PDX the weekend of May 2-3 for TeamOR Instructor Training... Not sure if I'm going to drive over in the morning or Friday night before... We'll have to see when it gets closer... :)  Get together maybe Sat night?  Hmmm?

mmm... beer...

Stick around for the May 4th track day.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JDucati on April 13, 2009, 06:24:33 PM
What the hell is up with this weather???  ???  sunny then near hurricane force winds then sunny then hail shat storm.  [bang]

Who is ready for some good riding weather?  [moto]

I cant wait for summer


~JD


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on April 14, 2009, 06:41:42 PM
I got my official Instructor notification today and they're sending me to Albany instead of PDX... :(

And WTF?  Snow?  Off and on all day?  WTF?  Grrrrrrrr....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on April 15, 2009, 04:58:09 AM
Anybody else see the Portland Vespa Buddy Scooter commercials?

"Everybody needs a buddy scooter! Ride your buddy today!"

Very funny.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on April 15, 2009, 01:09:28 PM
My taint itches.

No, not really.  I just couldn't come up with anything inane to say . . .


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on April 15, 2009, 06:39:00 PM
My taint itches.

No, not really.  I just couldn't come up with anything inane to say . . .

Speakin' of taints, where's Mo been lately?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on April 15, 2009, 07:47:46 PM
Yeah, where's Visolara? Does he have cookies? Are there fresh x-rays? The season began, did it not?  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on April 15, 2009, 11:35:08 PM
Inane ramblings:

1.) TurboTax sucks.

2.) Scotch - Because one doesn't solve the world's problems over white wine.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I got my new Oberon clutch slave today.  [thumbsup]  Probably gonna attempt install tomorrow... after I take care of TurboTax's royal screwup.  >:(  If I have to file an amended return because of their buggy software, they're refunding my $20 for the state e-filing.  Somewhere in the final transmission step, it doubled the income listed on my W2, and I went from having a refund to "owing" the Fed and state a combined $20,000+.

Next software weenie within my earshot who bizatches about the oversight of Software Quality Engineering is gonna get walloped.  There's a damn good reason for all those effing rules about how you're supposed to write requirements, review 'em, implement 'em, and exhaustively test 'em.  If you don't, your POS software makes $20,000 dollar (and larger) mistakes.  I'm ready to hunt me down some rule-dodging software weenies and the execs who approved the shoddy workmanship.  I cannot begin to describe how much I hate shortcuts in product quality.

Not helping matters any: traffic sucked balls.  Not necessarily heavy, just a LOT of people doing REALLY stupid things today.

Also got a fix-it ticket for my car's license plates.  [bang]

Company I ordered my car's exhaust from called and told me their website's price was inaccurate... it was gonna be $45 more.  I told them to cancel it, because their price was now higher than the competition.

Still haven't heard from ca-cycleworks about my Duc's timing belts.  I have no idea if/when those will be en-route.

Put out an ad for a later-model Supersport swingarm (nicer design)... got one response this weekend... now the guy won't e-mail me back.  Didn't give me a phone number.  E-mailed again last night... still haven't heard from him.  If any of you knows of someone with a spare 2002 or later aluminum Supersport swingarm, I'd like to find one.  The square-section one on mine is driving me nuts.  Wish I'd known about Elias' sooner last year... I'd have bought the one off his SS when it was parted out.

<sarcasm> Anyway, today has just gone brilliantly. </sarcasm>  [roll]  See point #2.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on April 16, 2009, 06:26:13 AM
That's not a bug, it's a new surcharge.  It's because you checked the, "No I didn't vote for Obama and I intend to spend my refund on guns and ammo!" box.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on April 16, 2009, 07:02:56 AM
I don't want to grow up cause I'm a Toys'R'Us kid.

I want to buy one of them new Nintendo DSi Gameboy thingies... but I can't seem to find any good way to justify the expense.   ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on April 16, 2009, 07:16:41 AM
I don't want to grow up cause I'm a Toys'R'Us kid.

I want to buy one of them new Nintendo DSi Gameboy thingies... but I can't seem to find any good way to justify the expense.   ;D

You only live once and money is just money; go to work and make more.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on April 16, 2009, 03:00:02 PM
That's not a bug, it's a new surcharge.  It's because you checked the, "No I didn't vote for Obama and I intend to spend my refund on guns and ammo!" box.

Scott

 [laugh]  Something told me I should have lied on that part of the form.

Good news is: the wankers did refund the $20 for the state e-filing, seeing how I now have to mail an amended return.

My head hurts after all that hassling with software and gubmint officials.  I think I need to go out and tinker on car and motorcycle... it's like therapy, man.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on April 17, 2009, 04:39:45 PM
***crickets***


Huh?  Nobody's been on here since 6pm last night?


HELLO!...HELLO!...HELLO!...HELLO!...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on April 17, 2009, 05:08:34 PM
You would think that with it being riding season... there could be weekend rides posted or something.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on April 17, 2009, 09:42:06 PM
You would think that with it being riding season... there could be weekend rides posted or something.

There's snow in them thar hills, so I'm looking west to the sea . . .

What's the best bar to sit and watch the waves?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on April 18, 2009, 07:40:53 AM
The Pelican Brew Pub in Pacific City is the best bar to sit and watch the waves.

One room still open for tonight!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on April 19, 2009, 12:17:04 PM
mmm... ( . )( . )


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on April 19, 2009, 06:33:20 PM
Fired up the Monster for the first time this year!  Needed to remember how to ride it for the track day May 4th.  Just a little coastal riding.  Got home and fired up the Stella Scooter and took that for a spin too.  I was planning on working on the house this week with Laura in Hong Kong, but if it stays this nice . . .


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on April 20, 2009, 12:52:38 PM
Sitting in an office... looking out the window... on all day conference calls.... sucks donkey dong.   :'(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on April 20, 2009, 03:33:34 PM
Ouch, I feel your pain, Ryan.

Sometimes, unemployment is a good thing.  [thumbsup]


Oh hey, got the clutch slave swapped out this weekend.  I have a nice shiny new Oberon black-anodized clutch slave cylinder installed on the SS now.  The change in leverage definitely makes starting out smoother, though I think it may need bled again... had a little trouble finding neutral.  This cylinder (with a 29mm bore) shouldn't have a problem with getting the clutch all the way disengaged.  The larger bore units start to cause problems with disengagement and finding neutral because as the slave cylinder piston diameter increases, lever effort goes down, but so does the distance the piston moves.  Messing with hydraulic ratios is an exercise in compromise.

Anyway, methinks I'm gonna go re-bleed that clutch line now... then see where the test ride takes me.  [moto]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on April 20, 2009, 06:34:07 PM
For my next full day off:
• Change oil on Cara
• Oil chain on Cara
• Wash Cara
• Wash Audi
• Wash Passat

Think it'll be a full day... :P

Anyone else enjoyin' the sun? 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on April 21, 2009, 08:46:35 PM

Anyone else enjoyin' the sun? 


Abso-freaking-lutely.

Wrenching on motorcycles, then steaks on the barby.  It was a very good day.  [beer]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on April 22, 2009, 07:01:20 PM
Random camera phone pic from the afternoon I got my project car out to give it a bath.  Toys.  [thumbsup]

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/Toys.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on April 22, 2009, 08:44:19 PM
nice!   [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on April 24, 2009, 05:06:56 PM
Who added that phoney second definition?

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=morilla (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=morilla)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on April 25, 2009, 09:06:08 AM
Who added that phoney second definition?

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=morilla (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=morilla)

Everyone should vote "down" on the 2nd definition.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on April 25, 2009, 03:01:09 PM
Everyone should vote "down" on the 2nd definition.

Lol... I actually did just that last night, and "thumb-upped" the original Morilla definition again.

Here's to the one and only Mo-rilla!  [beer]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on April 28, 2009, 01:41:21 PM
This is an experiment with the language filter:

derby

re-post


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on April 28, 2009, 01:42:36 PM
This is an experiment with the language filter:

derby

re-post

Huh.  I take it derby is fond of re-posting?  That first one was "r e p o s t" without the spaces, and it automagically changed to "derby."  Go figure.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on April 28, 2009, 01:50:38 PM
Okay, while I'm inanely rambling... this is friggin cool!

Timing belt replacement & tensioning:
Ducatitech.com &amp;quot;HowTo&amp;quot; Ducati Timing Belt Change (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vzPZ84ZRjU#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

2V valve check:
Ducatitech.com &amp;quot;HowTo&amp;quot; Adjust your Valves (Part 1) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIj3nSJGPZw#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

Ducatitech.com &amp;quot;HowTo&amp;quot; Adjust your Valves (Part 2) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WQY1MRlmH4#lq-hq-vhq)


Just found those videos today.  I have the ProItalia VHS for the 2V timing belt and valve service, but stumbled on these videos by ca-cycleworks when I did a search on Ducati timing belts.  Unfortunately, California Cycleworks is out of the OEM belts, so I'm trying to find them elsewhere.  It's been 2 or 3 weeks since I ordered and they still don't know when they'll get more.  :-\  They seem like really nice people and I'd like to wait for them, but the SS has 12,500+ miles and 8 years on the original timing belts.  They NEED changed.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on April 28, 2009, 02:13:28 PM
Huh.  I take it derby is fond of re-posting?  That first one was "r e p o s t" without the spaces, and it automagically changed to "derby."  Go figure.

derby used to chime in all the time with "derby" when something was derbyed so people started saying 'derby' instead when it happened. The admins put it in the language filter kinda like an easter egg, like how your post count shows "leet" when you reach 1337 posts.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on April 28, 2009, 02:16:08 PM
Leet? Really.... how... nerdy.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on April 28, 2009, 05:16:34 PM
Leet? Really.... how... nerdy.  ;D

says the guy who knows what it means

 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on April 28, 2009, 06:06:19 PM
says the guy who knows what it means

 ;D

says the closet uber dork

 :-*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on April 28, 2009, 06:59:55 PM
says the closet uber dork

 :-*

I hope you don't walk into any more doors


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on April 28, 2009, 07:08:08 PM
I hope you don't walk into any more doors

you should watch out for the stairs. they're treacherous.  :-*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on April 28, 2009, 07:22:47 PM
you should watch out for the stairs. they're treacherous.  :-*

for serious

don't go up the stairs at our place

they really are treacherous

the treadpads cannot be in Code, they are like 4" deep

and

there is that big ass plate glass window at the bottom

I'm surprised nobody has died


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on April 28, 2009, 07:24:30 PM
for serious

don't go up the stairs at our place

they really are treacherous

the treadpads cannot be in Code, they are like 4" deep

and

there is that big ass plate glass window at the bottom

I'm surprised nobody has died

Hmmm. Well you've seen my clumsiness, I'll stay far away from them.  You figure out what to do with them yet?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on April 28, 2009, 07:28:39 PM
Hmmm. Well you've seen my clumsiness, I'll stay far away from them.  You figure out what to do with them yet?

My idea is a no go

there just isn't enough space to do anything with them

but

It wont matter

I got rid of a whole lot of stuff

and

once I get a Gun safe a lot of shit will go into that

so there will be 4-5 containers that can be gotten rid of

sooooooo, birthday.....gun safe......birthday........gunsafe

how am I doing at hinting?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on April 28, 2009, 07:30:00 PM
My idea is a no go

there just isn't enough space to do anything with them

but

It wont matter

I got rid of a whole lot of stuff

and

once I get a Gun safe a lot of shit will go into that

so there will be 4-5 containers that can be gotten rid of

sooooooo, birthday.....gun safe......birthday........gunsafe

how am I doing at hinting?

I dunno. How good you are at hinting depends on how good you are at taking my hints.....

 ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on April 28, 2009, 07:32:27 PM
I dunno. How good you are at hinting depends on how good you are at taking my hints.....

 ;)


huh?



















































 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on April 28, 2009, 07:37:45 PM
Hey Jbub, how's things in North Kackilack?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on April 28, 2009, 07:39:28 PM
Hey Jbub, how's things in North Kackilack?

make the beast with two backsing hot.

I've been ill the entire time I've been here from the pollen.

I can't wait to come home. Apparently, someone needs me to come home cause the laundry is piling up.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on April 28, 2009, 07:41:34 PM
I'm out of socks

and

I got me one pair of draw's left


send help



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on April 28, 2009, 09:52:53 PM
u 2 r funny


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on April 30, 2009, 09:25:36 PM
Mmm... waiting on the UPS guy and the mailman.  Everything is en-route now.  Gonna have me a week full of wrenching!

ca-cycleworks/UPS: timing belts and oil filters

eBay/USPS: steering stem nut wrench, front axle alignment tool

Desmotimes/USPS: SS drop brackets for factory rearsets, conical steering stem roller bearing kit

Check out these rearset drop brackets, should make life a LOT more comfortable on longer trips, (easily removed for a trackday):
(http://www.desmotimes.com/Images/product/DesmoTimes/ss_peg_plates.jpg)

Those are a heckuva lot cheaper than adjustable rearsets, too.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on April 30, 2009, 09:54:37 PM
Sweet! [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on May 04, 2009, 04:54:55 PM
Just an update:

I completed my IP this weekend and am now an Official TeamOR Apprentice!  Once I complete that, then I will become an Intern, then once I complete THAT, I'll be a full Instructor!!!  Slowly but surely getting there!!  :)

Now for sleep...
m


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 04, 2009, 05:50:19 PM
Just an update:

I completed my IP this weekend and am now an Official TeamOR Apprentice!  Once I complete that, then I will become an Intern, then once I complete THAT, I'll be a full Instructor!!!  Slowly but surely getting there!!  :)


Congrats man!! We so proud of you.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on May 04, 2009, 06:00:03 PM
Hey, that's pretty frackin sweet, Marvs!  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on May 04, 2009, 06:11:49 PM
Just an update:

I completed my IP this weekend and am now an Official TeamOR Apprentice!  Once I complete that, then I will become an Intern, then once I complete THAT, I'll be a full Instructor!!!  Slowly but surely getting there!!  :)

Now for sleep...
m

Excellent, Marvellous. 

Hey, the above expression is accurate, repetitive and funny, too!     [laugh]

Seriously, good job.

I mean:  Good, Marvellous!   [laugh] [laugh] [laugh] [laugh]

Not bad, Marvellous!   [laugh] [laugh] [laugh] [laugh]

Stop!  I have to stop.  I'm sorry, buddy.

Ok, I'm better now.  Calm.  The rain has driven me batty.

Truthfully, even though I have my endorsement already, I'd wanna take the class with you as the instructor.

Word.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on May 05, 2009, 10:04:32 AM
Here we go...
Truthfully, even though I have my endorsement already, I'd wanna take the class with you as the instructor.
... STALKER!  :P

Congrats man, that's marvellous!!!  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on May 05, 2009, 05:30:41 PM
Muchos thank you everyone!! 

And as far as my stalker (AKA JohnnyD), become an instructor yourself and we'll teach others to stay up on two wheels together! :)

Happy Cinqo de Mayo everyone!
m


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on May 07, 2009, 09:38:13 PM
Mother, what's with the name change? 
 ???




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 08, 2009, 08:01:53 AM
Mother, what's with the name change? 
 ???

The Social Security Admin just released the top baby names for 2008... Jacob is the most common baby name for 10 years running. (While Emma just bumped Emily off her 12 year perch at number one.)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on May 08, 2009, 09:03:17 AM
The Social Security Admin just released the top baby names for 2008... Jacob is the most common baby name for 10 years running. (While Emma just bumped Emily off her 12 year perch at number one.)

Oooh, good guess!

Its actually from this:

ooh ooh can my rapper name be Ol' Dirty Assed Buzzard?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 10, 2009, 11:18:24 AM
i pulled a ryan and lost a bolts holding down my windscreen

lucky i was on the freeway and able to pull out the loose part




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on May 10, 2009, 08:41:30 PM
i pulled a ryan and lost bolts holding down my windscreen

lucky i was on the freeway and able to pull out the loose part


You mean you exited the freeway by way of the grassy knoll?  [laugh] 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 11, 2009, 07:23:44 AM
You mean you exited the freeway by way of the grassy knoll?  [laugh] 

Nah... I lost my wind screen fairing bolt on the track last Monday... and had to do a quick stop and fix to avoid losing things.

However, I do appreciate the grassy knoll track exit comment. I am proud of my motocross skillz.  ;D  As long as I keep the bike upright.


On a side note... what the ya is going around??? I feel like I have been sick for a month.  [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 11, 2009, 10:54:53 AM
Ryan this is what u have...

the summer time blues...

The Who- Summertime Blues (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FanTQ72IqDY#lq-hq-vhq)


First song i ever learned to play... sat down with my Dad's Who album and figured it out..


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on May 11, 2009, 01:36:39 PM
So yeah, my weekend riding brought up a couple of issues...

False neutrals: happened to me on a fairly regular basis, when downshifting 4th-3rd, and 3rd-2nd.  Not sure if it's happening in the higher gears, because I wasn't going that fast.  Kinda hairy when entering a corner to click off a downshift, let out the clutch lever, and realise there's no power going to the rear wheel.  Could just be my shift lever adjustment after lowering the pegs, but I figured I'd throw it out there to see if this is a symptom of anything more sinister.  Only other mechanical change that could affect gearbox operation was an oil change the day before my ride, though that should *improve* operation, not degrade it.

Airbox coughing: holy crap, that bike is having serious issues around 3k RPM, when trying to maintain speed and pace traffic.  It's coughing into the airbox like crazy (more so than in the past).  I can't imagine what it looks like to other drivers... my bike doing this herky-jerk speed-up-slow-down routine.  It finally settles down when I get some open road and can crack the throttle open.  Would a throttle-body sync improve this, or is there something more insidious going on?  It seems to love life when I come out of a corner, whack the throttle open, and powershift 2nd-3rd-4th before backing off the throttle once I hit 85-90 mph.  It's only having trouble when trying to maintain speeds & pace traffic in the 30-40 mph range.  It's acting like the engine needs a load on it to run smoothly. When accelerating, or once I'm going fast enough that there's significant aerodynamic drag, it's happy.

Other than those two issues, the motor ran REALLY well this weekend.  Between the oil change and timing belts, it felt more responsive and even sounded smoother.  Maybe it's placebo effect, maybe not.  Without a dyno and lab instrumentation, there's no way to know.  It just felt better.  Can't wait to get the valves checked and the TBs sync'd.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 11, 2009, 04:13:56 PM
Dan-

Fase neutrals:

common on ducs (prolly all bikes??)

I get them too
kinda sux coming into turn 1  :o
(i think Sean crashed his duc due to a false neutral during a fast turn)
The fix can be found in the user....
To make sure you have a firm positive shift
To do so I  preload shifter prior to clutch engagement
I mostly get FNs when "snicking" it into a gear.
So be firm and assertive. 


Inconsistent throttle at low speeds:


Me too....

Fix... go faster/downshift

lol

my 2 cents...

tell me if you find otherwise...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on May 11, 2009, 07:14:47 PM
Is there a 'short' between the seat and the handlebars/gear lever?  :P

Oh and mmmmm.... ( . )( . )


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on May 11, 2009, 07:34:22 PM
Marvellous -

Are you up for having a beer and munchies Saturday night?  My pal Eric and I are going to be riding west from John Day on Saturday - the last day of our 3 day tour.

I'm trying to convince him to extend it to a 4th day and spend Sat night in Bend.  I found some cheap digs I can stay in Bend.

What do you say?  I know Bend is reeeeeally boring, no restaurants or bars to speak of  ;D.

I will buy you dinner.  Consider it my wedding gift to you and Gracie and Zacharoo because sadly I will not be able to attend your wedding for which I'm quite bummed.

Even if Eric bails on me Saturday and heads for Portland, I will still go to Bend on Sat solo.

I'd be thrilled if you'd let me do this to you . . . er . . . for you  :).

JohnnyD



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 11, 2009, 08:20:41 PM
nah i wasn't saying that....





Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on May 12, 2009, 08:23:47 AM
Dan, my '03 800 used to pop into the air box a lot around 3-4k.  Despite the many and varied claims that I absolutely NEEDED a PC3 or similar to fix this everything was fine when I did a tune up and adjusted the idle mixture.  I have the 5.9 ECU so I needed the VDSTS to do this.  I think you have the older ECU that has a screw on the ECU to adjust the idle mixture.  Not sure which ECU you have, I may be wrong.  You may just need a tune up to get things right:  TPS set, throttle body/carb synch, idle speed and mixture set, valve check, plugs, air filter.  Pretty easy stuff really unless you have one of the ECUs that needs to be adjusted via computer.  If you've got the 5.9 ECU I can help you adjust it since I have the VDSTS.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on May 13, 2009, 06:12:33 PM
Dan, my '03 800 used to pop into the air box a lot around 3-4k.  Despite the many and varied claims that I absolutely NEEDED a PC3 or similar to fix this everything was fine when I did a tune up and adjusted the idle mixture.  I have the 5.9 ECU so I needed the VDSTS to do this.  I think you have the older ECU that has a screw on the ECU to adjust the idle mixture.  Not sure which ECU you have, I may be wrong.  You may just need a tune up to get things right:  TPS set, throttle body/carb synch, idle speed and mixture set, valve check, plugs, air filter.  Pretty easy stuff really unless you have one of the ECUs that needs to be adjusted via computer.  If you've got the 5.9 ECU I can help you adjust it since I have the VDSTS.

Scott

Thanks Scott, I'll need to go down that list, especially the TPS setting and TB sync.  I haven't checked those since I bought the bike 6k miles ago.  Yes, I have the older 1.5 ECU.  Gonna have to do some reading, I've heard about this idle setting via screw, but haven't seen said screw.  Air filter is a still-clean K&N (I check it once or twice a season).  Plugs are on my to-replace list.  Might buy wires while I'm at it.

Jon, I'll have to make sure my shifts are positive.  It's only on downshifting that I'm having the issue.  I wonder if my boot is slipping off the shifter?  Anyway, it makes me curious because I didn't have this issue until this season, then it got a little worse after installing the drop brackets.

------------------

In other news: I am probably moving out to the White Salmon/Bingen WA area!  Interview went really well, and their HR guy is going through the last steps of conferring with the engineers who interviewed me, and making up an offer.  90%+ probability at this point.  It's a very, very cool Systems Engineering position on a brand-new team that's growing and developing a whole new process.  An opportunity to work with the creation of something!

So yeah, anyone know about housing in North Bonneville, Stevenson, White Salmon, Bingen, or further east?  If I am to move out there, I'd rather stay on the WA side for tax purposes.  Finding an affordable place with a 2-car garage is turning into quite the bugger.  I don't want to get too far east, with family and friends in Portland, but it seems homes are a lot more affordable out north of The Dalles.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on May 13, 2009, 06:40:21 PM
Is the job in WA?

Hey, if you do move out that way, you'll have no excuse for not going on a Cougar Run. [moto]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on May 13, 2009, 08:48:51 PM
Hope it all comes through Dan.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on May 13, 2009, 09:43:58 PM
If the job is in Oregon, you still pay Oregon income tax.  Unless you buy a house, no tax advantage, unless it's a WA based company and they can pay you out of the WA "office."





I am not a paid actor.
Please consult your tax professional.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 14, 2009, 08:37:29 AM
Whoa . . . what happened to the . . . everything?!?

It's so bright!  8)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on May 14, 2009, 08:43:03 AM
this isnt good.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on May 14, 2009, 08:46:38 AM
Put your tinfoil hats away. They're doing board maintenance.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on May 14, 2009, 09:52:01 AM
Put your tinfoil hats away. They're doing board maintenance.  [thumbsup]

im scared, somebody hold my hand.....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 14, 2009, 10:46:33 AM
im scared, somebody hold my hand.....

That's not my hand...  [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 14, 2009, 02:53:15 PM
Ever just want to scream???

Ran home early to grab a document for a call. Open garage and see water and floor... seaping through the ceiling.... turns out that a toilet upstairs was stuck running and had over flowed since 7 am.... I had to cut holes in the sheet rock to let all the water drain out... and had to shut power off to the garage as the water was leaking out of the light fictures and garage door opener outlet....ugh.... guess it could have been worse.... if I hadnt have come home... but now I have a mess to clean up.... aaargh.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on May 14, 2009, 06:47:13 PM
that sucks


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 14, 2009, 07:48:44 PM
I have a new helmet.

I have new boots.

I got nothin else to say bout that.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on May 14, 2009, 08:09:59 PM
I read that as

" I have a new helmet, I have new boot, I have nothing else on"

and now I'm digging out my minds eye with a straw


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 14, 2009, 08:20:35 PM
You need reading lessons.  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on May 14, 2009, 09:16:48 PM
I needs me a new helmet now....  During the IP class, the wind kicked up so hard in Albany that I hear a gasp, turn, and my helmet is doing it's best Mary Lou Retton impression across the range (wind picked it up and it was literally catching 3 ft of air on the bounces and only stopped because it hit one of the other IP instructors-to-be)...  I guess I said mournfully, "That's mine.........."  as it was bouncing...  It's all knarled up now... :(  $349 to replace (Shoei RF1K)....

So, how is everyone?

Oh, and mmm... ( . )( . )


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on May 14, 2009, 09:38:16 PM
I needs me a new helmet now....  During the IP class, the wind kicked up so hard in Albany that I hear a gasp, turn, and my helmet is doing it's best Mary Lou Retton impression across the range (wind picked it up and it was literally catching 3 ft of air on the bounces and only stopped because it hit one of the other IP instructors-to-be)...  I guess I said mournfully, "That's mine.........."  as it was bouncing...  It's all knarled up now... :(  $349 to replace (Shoei RF1K)....

So, how is everyone?

Oh, and mmm... ( . )( . )

If you need a used helmet for a while, I have my extra RF1000. Its been a little abused but its still good.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on May 14, 2009, 11:41:17 PM
If the job is in Oregon, you still pay Oregon income tax.  Unless you buy a house, no tax advantage, unless it's a WA based company and they can pay you out of the WA "office."

I am not a paid actor.
Please consult your tax professional.

Job is in WA... Bingen, specifically.  [thumbsup]  I'd be looking to move across the riviera, since they have no income tax in WA.  Property seems to be cheaper up there when compared to Hood River, too.  Granted, it still isn't "cheap," it's just not as exorbitant as HR.  Property taxes seem to be comparable on either side of the river.

Found some great prices in North Bonneville (5-6 miles west of Stevenson, about 30 miles west of Bingen).  Also found a great looking place on a quarter acre in Stevenson, with a VERY appealing 2-car garage+shop.  $225,000... unfortunately, that's may be a little north of my budget.  Will probably need to keep the total bill (mortgage+tax+ins) to under $1300/mo.  We'll see what happens after we negotiate salary.  My student loans suck up ~$900/mo, so I'm kinda limited there.  Once those are gone in another 8 years, I'll be sitting pretty.  Should be a Sr. Engineer in a few years, as well, which is good money.

Is the job in WA?

Hey, if you do move out that way, you'll have no excuse for not going on a Cougar Run. [moto]

Oh definitely!  Dude, if I were to rent/buy someplace in White Salmon, y'all would have to come out for a ride & BBQ.  It's 20-odd miles out SR-14 past Stevenson.  And I'd definitely be making the Cougar Run!  Actually, if I can land a house in Stevenson or North Bonneville, we might have a new official meeting place for the Cougar Run.  [thumbsup]

Hope it all comes through Dan.

Scott

Thanks!  Looks like it is.  I'll get y'all up to speed once we've negotiated and I've accepted an offer.   ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 15, 2009, 07:36:21 AM
Rode to work this morning... it was awesome... cold... but awesome. Now I keep looking out the window and staring at my bike... wishing I was out there riding.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 15, 2009, 07:53:29 AM
I didn't ride in for that very reason.  I knew if Lili was here I'd be going "home" around 11 and I REALLY need to get a bunch of stuff done.

Gotta check out my new helmet before Sunday!  Wearing the right size is a lot tighter than I thought it would be.  >:(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 15, 2009, 08:09:26 AM
I didn't ride in for that very reason.  I knew if Lili was here I'd be going "home" around 11 and I REALLY need to get a bunch of stuff done.

Gotta check out my new helmet before Sunday!  Wearing the right size is a lot tighter than I thought it would be.  >:(

You going to put on an actuall brake light before you go?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 15, 2009, 08:31:33 AM
There's a thought!  :o

You gonna be around later?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 15, 2009, 08:40:20 AM
There's a thought!  :o

You gonna be around later?

I might be... give me a call anyhow.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on May 15, 2009, 09:25:32 AM
YOU ARE ALL JUST A BUNCH OF SOCK MONKEYS.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 15, 2009, 10:53:06 AM
(http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/fail-owned-helmet-fail.jpg?w=500&h=375)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 15, 2009, 05:58:08 PM
<sigh>

My boots are really cool ass!  But, my little legs are too short.  If'n any of you want 'em there yours for $97 - MSRP $139.  I'll even through in the dealers 20% coupon for the next purchase.

Don't want to deal with return/exchange.

Black
Size 9
http://www.btosports.com/p/MSR09MXT (http://www.btosports.com/p/MSR09MXT)

If'n you know someone else who might want them pass it on.  They'll get the same friends & family discount.

 [moto]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 16, 2009, 09:50:19 AM
chuck - I gave your daughter a new tail light.... er... sounds kinda wrong....  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 16, 2009, 10:09:01 AM
Yah, I just sat down to log in and was like "Why's there a tail light on my desk?"

Glad to know she communicates . . .

Thanks.

Didja check out my boots?  With your grassy knoll tendencies you might want to cosider them  :P

Wahtchoo think about meeting at Shari's tomorrow instead.  I'm thinking I'd like a "real" breakfast vs. tea and a biscuit.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 16, 2009, 10:11:07 AM
Yah, I just sat down to log in and was like "Why's there a tail light on my desk?"

Glad to know she communicates . . .

Thanks.

Didja check out my boots?  With your grassy knoll tendencies you might want to cosider them  :P

Wahtchoo think about meeting at Shari's tomorrow instead.  I'm thinking I'd like a "real" breakfast vs. tea and a biscuit.

I wear size 12 dude. Not sure your tiny little boots would fit me.  ;D     

Julie offered to make breakfast for us here. She can make some mean food.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 16, 2009, 10:25:51 AM
Julie make breakfast for us - make the beast with two backs YES!  I'll be there at 8!

Oh, yah . . . Gabriel was even more help:

That Johny Ducati guy was here and left a red thing for you.

A red thing?

A headlight.

Who.

That guy from Johny Ducati . . . you know dad . . . the place they sell motorcycles.

You mean Ryan right?

NO dad <eye roll> that guy from Johny Ducati.  The place that sells motorcycles.  I already TOLD you.

<sigh> Just like his mother.  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 16, 2009, 10:39:18 AM
Wait . . . did you say size 12?  :o

I get it now.  Julie was out camping and found her a sasquatch!  You must be going through a lot of razors per week!  [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 18, 2009, 11:16:45 AM
You guys see... ducati is selling color kits to customize your monster....

http://www.monster.ducati.com/monsterart/colour_therapy_en.html (http://www.monster.ducati.com/monsterart/colour_therapy_en.html)


Purple even.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on May 18, 2009, 01:29:41 PM
Does this remind anyone else of Swatch watches with the interchangeable pieces?

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 18, 2009, 01:36:26 PM
I wasn't that cool in the 80s to know what a Swatch is . . .  ;)

I find it equally neat and equally distasteful.

But then . . . what does my opinion matter?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 18, 2009, 03:41:20 PM
You can buy a set in each color and tell your coworkers that you are rich and bought a Duc in every color... and all you have to do is swap out a few bits... ha ha ha  [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 20, 2009, 05:39:56 AM
Chuck is stupid, stupid, stupid!

And VERY VERY VERY lucky!
 :o


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 20, 2009, 06:00:12 AM
Chuck is stupid, stupid, stupid!

And VERY VERY VERY lucky!
 :o


Do tell?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 20, 2009, 06:43:46 AM
I just did  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on May 20, 2009, 07:05:32 PM
I don't get it....












:P


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: 8 lives on May 20, 2009, 09:09:17 PM
So this only works on the 696 and the 1100 that is lame.  Although i don't know how often i would go through the hassle to change the color. 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on May 21, 2009, 07:07:52 AM
Chuck is stupid, stupid, stupid!

And VERY VERY VERY lucky!
 :o


You OK?  Lili OK?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 21, 2009, 07:11:45 AM
Right as rain.

You OK?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 21, 2009, 07:13:59 AM
 [bacon] http://www.woot.com/ (http://www.woot.com/)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 21, 2009, 09:04:53 AM
[bacon] http://www.woot.com/ (http://www.woot.com/)

Love the onscreen bacon image... not sure I want a vista PC though.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 21, 2009, 09:55:57 AM
The bacon image was the whole point of the post - how much more inane can you get than using bacon as a backdrop on a computer to make sales?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 21, 2009, 10:25:04 AM
sumo suits?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 21, 2009, 02:16:45 PM
Crikey!  You could hear a mouse fart in hear!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on May 21, 2009, 02:21:05 PM
www.shootthebanker.com (http://)

I shot him in the gut!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on May 21, 2009, 05:54:01 PM
mmm...  [bacon]  The Candy Bar of the Meat World....   [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 21, 2009, 05:59:16 PM
That Chuck sure is dumb!

Left work, took the road less travelled, got completely lost, ended up on a long gravel road, fuel lot on for WAY too long, barely coughed into a gas station somewhere unknown, tried to keep the sun to his back until 2.5ish hours later found his way home.

I think he should be grounded again.
 [moto]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on May 21, 2009, 09:08:33 PM

I think he should be grounded again.
 [moto]


You'd like that too much... :P

Glad you make it back home my friend...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on May 21, 2009, 10:42:58 PM
So this only works on the 696 and the 1100 that is lame.  Although i don't know how often i would go through the hassle to change the color. 

Yeah, I don't get the concept of the skins either

and the pastel colors are really lame



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on May 21, 2009, 10:48:50 PM
(http://www.ymcastlouis.org/files/images/GoDogGo.preview.jpg)


 [laugh]

Do you like my hat?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on May 21, 2009, 10:55:42 PM
no I do not like your hat


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: jdubbs32584 on May 21, 2009, 11:01:13 PM
no I do not like your hat

I hate your face.

 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 22, 2009, 05:28:00 AM
no I do not like your hat

Would you could you on a train?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 22, 2009, 08:40:54 AM
My head hurts.  :-\


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on May 22, 2009, 09:25:18 AM
Yeah, I don't get the concept of the skins either

So plastic tanks helped prevent the Ducati tank dent problem that happens when the bike tips and the handlebar bends.  Bu then they started to bubble at the lower section, possibly from alcohol in the fuel.

This way you get to build an ugly but rugged tank (inside) and coat it in a candy shell.  Mess it up and you only have to replace the shell (or half of it), which has to be less than the cost of a full new tank.

Why the vast color selection?  Bad taste?

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 22, 2009, 10:58:01 AM
(http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e108/rockingM/HarleyMV.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on May 22, 2009, 03:55:21 PM
Those things are an ugly pile of crap even without all of that Photoshopped chrome.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on May 22, 2009, 04:54:21 PM
Those things are an ugly pile of crap even without all of that Photoshopped chrome.


 :o

omg

burn him


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on May 22, 2009, 09:13:00 PM
You crazy mang! I love the MV. Look at the a s s end of that thang! BAM!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Mother on May 22, 2009, 09:22:54 PM
dats right yo

me and billy in MV love



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on May 23, 2009, 06:37:32 AM
What G and I want to know is where is the White Basket on the front?  Come ON!  Sheesh, get it right Mr. PhotoShop!  Sheesh!  :P







oh, and mmm... ( . )( . )


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 26, 2009, 12:29:46 PM
Just a random occurrence... I was bored and clicked on a Progressive Motorcycle Insurance advertisement online... I am paying $600 a year for full coverage on the Duc 848 through Geico (as a stand alone policy).... and had heard Progressive claim they were #1 in motorcycle insurance.... I filled out their form and hit submit... returned number was $2100.... Three and a half times what I am paying today... exact same coverage... and both would be stand alone policies... just seemed really odd to me.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 26, 2009, 12:46:42 PM
Yah . . . I had a similar experience.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on May 26, 2009, 01:24:55 PM
Hmmmm...  I think mine was about $400 last year for full coverage, only $230 this year.  I think it was $250 with a $20 discount for payment in full.  I've only got an '03 800 Monster so I could see the 848 being more, but I would think Chuck would be in line with mine.  I have my car/home ins. with Travelers, but through the same agent.  Wonder if that matters.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on May 26, 2009, 05:07:18 PM
lol... the annual moto insurance discussion.

My 2001 900SS costs me $300/year for full coverage ($25/mo).  $500 deductibles on both comp & collision.  250k/500k/250k coverage.  No towing coverage, because I can borrow my parents' 'Burb and the utility trailer if it needs towed.

I go through State Farm, plus have auto, renter, and umbrella policies through them.  State Farm only bases premiums for motos on year and engine displacement.  Newer is more, obviously.  Larger engines get progressively more expensive, though the real hit comes at 1000ccs.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 26, 2009, 05:16:08 PM
Hmmmm...  I think mine was about $400 last year for full coverage, only $230 this year.  I think it was $250 with a $20 discount for payment in full.  I've only got an '03 800 Monster so I could see the 848 being more, but I would think Chuck would be in line with mine.  I have my car/home ins. with Travelers, but through the same agent.  Wonder if that matters.

Scott

Oh, I wasn't referencing the $ amount just the ~3.5 times more expensive bit.

I'm shopping again . . . trying a place I found in a mag - cycleinsurance.com (http://cycleinsurance.com) to see how it plays out. 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on May 26, 2009, 05:58:38 PM
I have State Farm with have her ring insurance and the bike and only pay something like $22 a month.  When I purchased the insurance, they asked what the CC was for the bike (<900 cc) and that's all they cared about.  Not style, nothin'...  And have had no complaints.  Course (knock on formica) haven't had any claims but the local agent is pretty cool...  *shrugs*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on May 26, 2009, 06:44:40 PM
Some companies only care about CCs like you say, others are still keeping the high risk 'sportbike' list.  Also, I've heard that some have higher rates for full dress Harleys and plastic clad sport bikes because the cost of even a small parking lot tip over can be astronomical.  Guess they haven't heard how much Monster tanks cost yet ;)

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on May 26, 2009, 09:40:50 PM
Same story. $28/month with State Farm. Their policy has the built-in assumption of less riding when the weather is ass, so they tell you there's no need to cancel the policy for the winter. When I phoned to check the cost for my M900, the determining factors were model year, displacement, and whether or not it had a turbo. A '99 900 was five bucks shy per month of a brand new 695 at the time. I also don't have any moving violations, accidents, have a crazy multiplan discount (3 cars, bike, scooter, renter's...), did their safe driver horsecrap when I was first getting licensed, and my college discount sticks for another 2 years. They asked how many years' experience I had, as well, so I countered with "Do ATVs count?". She said yes, and my answer was 17 years @ 21. Heh.

In reference to Scott's high risk sportbike list mention, I had one joint (A Progressive agent, or maybe a broker, if I recall correctly) tell me they wouldn't insure a Monster because it was "too hot of a bike".


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on May 26, 2009, 10:09:50 PM
Just a random occurrence... I was bored and clicked on a Progressive Motorcycle Insurance advertisement online... I am paying $600 a year for full coverage on the Duc 848 through Geico (as a stand alone policy).... and had heard Progressive claim they were #1 in motorcycle insurance.... I filled out their form and hit submit... returned number was $2100.... Three and a half times what I am paying today... exact same coverage... and both would be stand alone policies... just seemed really odd to me.

i pay $25 a month through progressive for full coverage for my 750. That includes 3K coverage for any gear that is damaged like jacket, helmet, gloves ect. I also got MC towing thrown in for that. How can that be? I had 3 speeding tickets on my record when i applied too.... Couldnt just be the CC's of the bike, they aint that far apart, maybe the 848 costs alot more....heck i dont know.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 28, 2009, 11:28:52 AM
I hear someone on this board sold their bike last night!  :-\

Also . . . Chuck was DUMB, DUMB, DUMB again!

Same corner, same scenario, same result.  Wonder if he'll test the theory 3 strikes and you're out?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 28, 2009, 12:26:10 PM
I hear someone on this board sold their bike last night!  :-\

Also . . . Chuck was DUMB, DUMB, DUMB again!

Same corner, same scenario, same result.  Wonder if he'll test the theory 3 strikes and you're out?

Who sold their bike? Did they get something else? I bet if you had a white bike... you would be faster.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 28, 2009, 01:27:38 PM
Explain jacob....

(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4657/169/46/725106025/n725106025_1893589_5129705.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 28, 2009, 01:42:00 PM
I think Mo took offense to this gesture of haterness, jacob.

(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4657/169/46/725106025/n725106025_1893590_3252737.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 28, 2009, 01:43:15 PM
And Billy doesn't seem all that happy about the situation either...

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs091.snc1/4657_85431286025_725106025_1893594_3017953_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 28, 2009, 02:29:20 PM
Who sold their bike? Did they get something else? I bet if you had a white bike... you would be faster.

I'll let the seller tell us or not tell us at his/her discretion.

White eh?  I just read in a Motorcyclist article that it's a fact yellow is faster . . .

For those of you wondering what to buy me in apprecation for all that I am . . . Beaverton Honda has a 25th anniversary VFR for $3K off!  Only $8999 . . .

I can pick it up any time.  ;D



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on May 28, 2009, 03:08:16 PM
Saltlick? He sold it to that mean little red head, Amber? Just a guess based on some talk I hearded .

What's with the finger on my Masi seat and me crying in picture? I don't remember and nothing feels different  :-\


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 28, 2009, 07:38:52 PM
You look like you need lube or fiber . . . maybe both!  [laugh]



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on May 28, 2009, 08:07:09 PM
Saltlick? He sold it to that mean little red head, Amber? Just a guess based on some talk I hearded .

What's with the finger on my Masi seat and me crying in picture? I don't remember and nothing feels different  :-\

Just got back from driving her to pick it up.  [thumbsup]

She was happy panda.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on May 28, 2009, 09:03:21 PM
I don't get it?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on May 28, 2009, 09:10:58 PM
I'll let the seller tell us or not tell us at his/her discretion.

White eh?  I just read in a Motorcyclist article that it's a fact yellow is faster . . .

For those of you wondering what to buy me in apprecation for all that I am . . . Beaverton Honda has a 25th anniversary VFR for $3K off!  Only $8999 . . .

I can pick it up any time.  ;D



Yes it was me. I didnt want to make an announcement cause A:  i didnt think anyone would care and B:  if amber didnt buy it i was just going to take it off craigslist and keep it. So now its offical.

Crap i loved that bike, i really did. It was actually one of the hardest choices ive had to make in along time. I got torn cartlidge in one knee did it playing hackee sack in my early 20's and never got it fixed. Lately it hurts really bad when i ride, i can only go about 30 minutes at max til i have to get off the bike and at best can only make an hour ride tops. it sucks. That bike and my knee just dont mix. Maybe its the length of my legs, maybe its my upper body, maybe its the clip-ons (doubt it, my knee hurt before i put those on) but man my knees are just all squashed up and it kills me to ride. Lately when i think of riding, first thought was how painfull it was going to be, that aint how i want it.  That and i tried to give my wife a ride on the back and forget about it. So, all things considered with that money im going to get a different bike. I cant afford an SR4 or something more comfortable like that, so with the bikes ive been checking out, im thinking of getting a Buell Lightning. its way more comfortable for me, sit more upright and the position of the legs works for me that way i can still have a sport bike and not have to get too dorked out on a cruiser, i hate cruisers.  And if you guys think me selling my ducati is going to finally get rid of me your wrong. Ill still be lurkin and when i get my new bike ill join in on some rides.  [moto]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 29, 2009, 06:00:10 AM
Glad you could sell it in the family though.  ;D   Let me know when you go look at the Buells... I am in Beaverton and will head over with you.  I keep thinking the Blast is Julie's next bike.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 29, 2009, 06:33:22 AM
Keepin it in the family . . . Ducati North Carolina style!

 [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 29, 2009, 08:48:10 AM
I have to pee.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on May 29, 2009, 09:48:54 AM
Glad you could sell it in the family though.  ;D   Let me know when you go look at the Buells... I am in Beaverton and will head over with you.  I keep thinking the Blast is Julie's next bike.

They have a used buell lightning XB9SX 2007, its the bike i want to get but i cant afford what they are asking. I do want to go check it out though, just dread going in that place...maybe sometime this weekend. Ill pm you when i go. i need support.  :-*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 29, 2009, 10:14:44 AM
OMRRA races all weekend this weekend... I do know that they allow test rides on their used bikes.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 29, 2009, 10:29:40 AM
You need to coordinate your test ride with ToR to get the full effect  [moto]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 29, 2009, 12:12:40 PM
Oil change cost me $89 and I did all the work!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on May 29, 2009, 01:20:31 PM
Gawd you guys are boring.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on May 29, 2009, 01:57:50 PM
I think there's a silver Fuglystrada on Craigslist for something like $7k over here in Milwaukie.  Much more legroom than Il Mostro.  Ya gotta have some serious inseam to straddle that wanker, though.  :-\  Erica up at MotoCorsa was lookin' at my enviously when I was sitting on one of theirs and flat-footing it, knees bent.  [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on May 29, 2009, 03:40:40 PM
Oil change cost me $89 and I did all the work!



15 dollars oil filter

39 dollars oil

35 dollars tequila

getting so drunk you forget to put the oil in....priceless  :-\






Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 29, 2009, 04:33:51 PM
Hit and run in Estacada this morning... Motorcyclist ran out of gas and was walking into town... and was hit and killed by some d-bag who just kept driving.  [bang]


Keep is safe guys... on or off the bike.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on May 29, 2009, 04:38:43 PM

Awful.  I heard about that on the radio.  Didn't know moto was involved. 

Basically, there is another murderer out free in the world.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on May 29, 2009, 08:25:03 PM
What's up with Mother and Jbub?  They're both listed as "guests" now. ???


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JBubble on May 29, 2009, 08:42:36 PM
What's up with Mother and Jbub?  They're both listed as "guests" now. ???

I'll send you a pm. I'm back. Mother isn't.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on May 30, 2009, 10:17:19 PM
In reference to Mum and Jbub:

(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b258/Chrissy_g1000/towelie.jpg)


In other news...

Got 90% of my crap moved to a functional apartment in White Salmon, WA today.  Need to haul my PC and a few odds and ends out there in the car tomorrow.  Starting work on Monday!  Then over the next month or so I'll start trying to find a house to buy.  I'd really like to take advantage of that $8000 first-time buyer credit!  They've got it set up where you can use it for the down payment and/or closing costs.  That means... I wouldn't have to sell any toys!  ;D

It's so stunningly beautiful out there... the house my apartment is in has a great view looking west into the Gorge, and where the winds down to the main road, there's this postcard view of Mt. Hood.  I'll have to post up some pics soon.  Un-bloody-believable!

Y'all have fun at the track tomorrow...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on May 31, 2009, 07:28:37 PM
In reference to Mum and Jbub:

(http://www.fancypantsgangsters.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/towelie.jpg)




Do not get it?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on June 01, 2009, 06:23:45 PM
Neither do I... are they banned?  Is that what Dan is trying to get across?  *shrugs*


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JBubble on June 01, 2009, 06:24:27 PM
Neither do I... are they banned?  Is that what Dan is trying to get across?  *shrugs*

No. We are not banned.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: SaltLick on June 01, 2009, 08:08:00 PM
i like potatoes.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on June 01, 2009, 08:10:52 PM
I like po-tah-toes.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on June 01, 2009, 08:13:00 PM
Neither do I... are they banned?  Is that what Dan is trying to get across?  *shrugs*

I think he meant convey humour with the symbol, implying "Oh, don't go there!" in reference to the um . . . thing . . . that transpired with M and Jbub.

That is my experienced assessment having closely observed nerdy, geeky engineers in their natural habitat for over 20 years.   ;D.

I'm sort of like the Steve Irwin (r.i.p.) of the cubicle jungle.

Why, just the other day, I exclaimed, "Crikeys!!  Look it the giant pocket protecta on that one!  Stand back!  Those mechanical pencils are sharp!!"

I tell ya, it's brutal out there.  A large male of the species almost took me down the other day when I got in between him and the donut tray . . .

 ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JBubble on June 01, 2009, 08:15:13 PM
I think he meant convey humour with the symbol, implying "Oh, don't go there!" in reference to the um . . . thing . . . that transpired with M and Jbub.

That is my experienced assessment having closely observed nerdy, geeky engineers in their natural habitat for over 20 years.   ;D.

I'm sort of like the Steve Irwin (r.i.p.) of the cubicle jungle.

Why, just the other day, I exclaimed, "Crikeys!!  Look it the giant pocket protecta on that one!  Stand back!  Those mechanical pencils are sharp!!"

I tell ya, it's brutal out there.  A large male of the species almost took me down the other day when I got in between him and the donut tray . . .

 ;)

 [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on June 01, 2009, 09:41:50 PM
WHOA!!

Technical malfunction.

That was a link to a pic of Towelie from South Park with the words "Aww man, I have no idea what's going on."

I'm gonna go try to fix the link... it showed up fine on my computer when I posted it, but now I see a red circle with a bar through it.  No idea why it did that, and I definitely did NOT mean to post that.

I was trying to light-heartedly say "I have no idea what's goin' on."

Back to your regularly scheduled ramblings.


UPDATE: I changed the link.  Now it will *hopefully* show up with a humorous picture of a South Park character.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on June 01, 2009, 09:45:22 PM
I think he meant convey humour with the symbol, implying "Oh, don't go there!" in reference to the um . . . thing . . . that transpired with M and Jbub.

That is my experienced assessment having closely observed nerdy, geeky engineers in their natural habitat for over 20 years.   ;D.

I'm sort of like the Steve Irwin (r.i.p.) of the cubicle jungle.

Why, just the other day, I exclaimed, "Crikeys!!  Look it the giant pocket protecta on that one!  Stand back!  Those mechanical pencils are sharp!!"

I tell ya, it's brutal out there.  A large male of the species almost took me down the other day when I got in between him and the donut tray . . .

 ;)

 [laugh] [clap]

Nice to know JD understands the nerd culture.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 02, 2009, 06:02:17 AM
Okay. Uh... I like tomatos... with sea salt on them... basil... and mozarella.   ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on June 02, 2009, 08:19:24 AM
Everything is better with cheese!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on June 02, 2009, 11:38:31 AM
The twins hurt.

Ryan doesn't return emails.

Mo is never "there".

 [bacon] & (.Y.)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 02, 2009, 12:33:08 PM
The twins hurt.

Ryan doesn't return emails.

Mo is never "there".

 [bacon] & (.Y.)



Dude... I am so slammed this week... plus they are sending me to Jersey City for a couple weeks and trying to nail down the times... this week sucks... and I am pretty much guaranteed to miss my June OMRRA races... and Father's Day.... sucks totally.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on June 02, 2009, 01:36:57 PM
Jersey City?  [puke]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 02, 2009, 01:42:40 PM
Yes... puke... and I will miss the MotoCorsa track day too.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on June 02, 2009, 01:49:49 PM
i like blondies 


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on June 02, 2009, 03:25:09 PM
i like blondies 

Have you met Apple? Sassy's/Lucky Devil. Currently she's a platinum. Flawless


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on June 02, 2009, 03:44:50 PM
Have you met Apple? Sassy's/Lucky Devil. Currently she's a platinum. Flawless

Sounds like introductions are in order  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Desmostro on June 02, 2009, 03:52:05 PM
(http://www.designboom.com/tools/WPro/images/08-4septemberblogs/nl05.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on June 02, 2009, 07:08:46 PM
(http://www.designboom.com/tools/WPro/images/08-4septemberblogs/nl05.jpg)

I'd hate to see what happens when the traffic is backed up. [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 03, 2009, 08:27:39 AM
Crappy news....  http://www.kirotv.com/news/19636548/detail.html (http://www.kirotv.com/news/19636548/detail.html)

OMRRA racer was shot and killed at Wal Mart in Lakewood.

There is a picture of him in the back of Blinky's crash truck.

Proof here... Dream like you will live forever... Live like you will die tomorrow.... (James Dean)

Enjoy riding... be safe... but don't hide in the basement afraid of everything... you never know when some idiot ass hat will take it all away.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 04, 2009, 01:42:08 PM
Ouch... sorry Bend peeps.... Bend, OR. made the top ten cities in US with the worst unemployment rates.... # 8 with 15.6% .... most of the others were California cities... the next closest Pac-NW city was Longview, WA. at # 13 with 15.2%...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on June 04, 2009, 01:48:09 PM
Got a new toy

https://www.boker.de/us/index.php?c=3000&a=112040&s1=112040&s2=0&s3=9999&p=&pp=0 (https://www.boker.de/us/index.php?c=3000&a=112040&s1=112040&s2=0&s3=9999&p=&pp=0)

I was traveling with Laura and packed my trusty Swiss Army in the suitcase, on the way back, I was cramping her style by checking a bag, so she shipped it back with her samples.  I open the box and no knife.  :'(

She went to Seattle yesterday as stopped at Cabella's on the way back.  She sure is nice, oh, and she didn't pay the suggested retail on the link.

So ti and ceramic, that would get through a metal detector in the airport.  I was told to leave it at home!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on June 04, 2009, 01:52:49 PM
You're just Mr make the beast with two backsin Brightside !


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 05, 2009, 12:41:23 PM
I just got rid of my green Novice shirt. WOo hoO!   [thumbsup]  ;D   [moto]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on June 05, 2009, 12:47:35 PM
I just got rid of my green Novice shirt. WOo hoO!   [thumbsup]  ;D   [moto]

 [clap] [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JBubble on June 05, 2009, 12:52:48 PM
I just got rid of my green Novice shirt. WOo hoO!   [thumbsup]  ;D   [moto]

Nice job Ryan!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on June 05, 2009, 05:28:42 PM
Congrats!  [clap]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on June 05, 2009, 07:46:13 PM
I just got rid of my green Novice shirt. WOo hoO!   [thumbsup]  ;D   [moto]

Too much bleach in the laundry?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on June 05, 2009, 10:12:48 PM
I just got rid of my green Novice shirt. WOo hoO!   [thumbsup]  ;D   [moto]

Awesome, man.  Good job.

BTW, um, can I have it, and, um, would you autograph it for me?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on June 06, 2009, 11:14:28 PM
I went with some coworkers to First Friday, which is basically a party on the first Friday of each month on the streets of downtown Hood River.

Had fun, enjoyed good food and some Full Sail brews with friends.

While we were out, one of these coworkers made it known she would like to go for a ride on the back of the SS.  Apparently, she's been told she's a very good passenger.  I may just have to find out for myself.  ;D

Life is good.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on June 07, 2009, 10:37:22 AM
Should we explain the double entendre to Dan'l about being a ' very good passenger'?  [evil]

Oh and yeah, the economy sucks donkey balls here. Glad to have a job (let alone getting promoted to Mgr recently)... AND they have given me all of my concessions for our wedding and honeymoon right in the middle of our busy season. They must like me or something... *shrugs* Course I make JACK for $$.... heh


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on June 07, 2009, 07:33:01 PM
There once was a couple named Kelly,
Who had to walk belly to belly.
Because, in their haste,
They used wallpaper paste,
Instead of petroleum jelly.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 08, 2009, 08:32:42 AM
This site only tells me updates like days later. No fun at all.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: GAAN on June 08, 2009, 09:54:42 AM
Should we explain the double entendre to Dan'l about being a ' very good passenger'?  [evil]

ok

I don't want this to upset anyone

really I don't

but

I hope she is hawt

I hope she likes bikes

and

I hope dano gets laid

 [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: NEIKOS on June 08, 2009, 11:38:52 AM
I'm so offended.  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 08, 2009, 11:54:16 AM
I like hawt... tell me more.  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on June 08, 2009, 08:10:12 PM
Why is Neikos a "guest"? 


Why is the Northwest Section sub header say "The rainy board"?


Why?
 



???





Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 08, 2009, 08:12:18 PM
Due to recent events, some people decided not to deal with drama. I am making no calls one way or another, cause I don't know all the facts. Just stating that there is some drama and some people trying to avoid it.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: GAAN on June 08, 2009, 09:14:02 PM
Jeez

and big dirty E calls me drama mama

I still don't get it


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on June 08, 2009, 10:05:17 PM
ok

I don't want this to upset anyone

really I don't

but

I hope she is hawt

I hope she likes bikes

and

I hope dano gets laid

 [thumbsup]

 [laugh]

She's cute.  Very.  [thumbsup]

As far as bikes... yeah, she's not a motorhead per se, and doesn't pilot her own bike, but she seems to like 'em and doesn't mind riding shotgun.

I'm not sayin' any more, because this is a public forum, and there's some kind of Murphy's law about things that are said about someone online making it back to them.  ;)  That and I've mentioned "my riding buddies on this Ducati forum for Monster riders."  Sooo... if someone was curious, they could well make their way on here.

Anyway, she's friendly, optimistic, and I've never felt so welcomed into a new workplace.  We'll leave it at that.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on June 08, 2009, 10:06:35 PM
Drama?

Okay, now I really feel like Towelie...

<Towelie stoned voice>
"Aww man, I have no idea what's goin' on..."
</Towelie voice>


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 09, 2009, 07:27:48 AM
Today's date is brought to you by the number 69.  Any way you split it 6/9 or 69... That's some good eatin.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on June 09, 2009, 04:18:37 PM
Today's date is brought to you by the number 69.  Any way you split it 6/9 or 69... That's some good eatin.  ;D

Absolutely...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on June 17, 2009, 10:26:47 AM
Dang... you peeps are so frvckvng borvng.  Somebody needs to add some good shvt to the board. Anybody???

oh... and...

(  o  Y  o  )


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on June 17, 2009, 02:31:42 PM
Dang... you peeps are so frvckvng borvng.  Somebody needs to add some good shvt to the board. Anybody???

oh... and...

(  o  Y  o  )


Sorry you don't get facebook at work.  Not that it's any more exciting.  I was about to do a cricket chirping post.  Now I'm going to go do something constructive.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on June 26, 2009, 08:37:36 PM
(http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp06242009.gif) (http://"http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp06242009.shtml")


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on June 28, 2009, 06:03:03 AM
Victor, that's the funniest piece of political humor I've seen in a long time.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on June 29, 2009, 12:24:15 PM
   .


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on June 29, 2009, 12:26:27 PM
Happy 100th page of IRTATJ


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on June 29, 2009, 01:20:35 PM
(http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp06242009.gif) (http://"http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp06242009.shtml")

 [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on June 30, 2009, 10:11:02 AM
Just switched over from Pirelli to Michellins.

Not liking it so far.  The M's seem twitchy and overly sensitive to road oddities.  The Ps seemed solid and grounded.

Maybe I just need to get familiar with them.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on June 30, 2009, 01:50:32 PM
I notice the same thing with my Power Roads, then tend to wander a bit on cracks and seams when going straight line.  Not bad once you get used to it.  On the other hand, they stick well enough to pull wheelies in the rain.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on June 30, 2009, 02:21:20 PM
Hmm.  Interesting observation.  I'm running Pilot Powers, and notice that they too wander a bit on seams and whatnot.  However... once I got used to them, I realised that while they transmit a lot of road info to the rider, they're still confidently grippy.

One thing I can speak to: the Pilot Powers aren't bad at all on steel bridge grating (I've been riding back and forth across that long-A Hood River toll bridge quite a bit).  They meander back and forth a little, but it never feels like the bike is trying to change lanes.  My car is actually quite a bit worse on those gratings.

I might have to try the Pirellis next time, just to see how they feel.  Don't think I'm going to touch Dunlops with a ten-foot pole, though.  I know some of you racer types like 'em, but my family has seen two CBRs go down while riding Dunlops, and both times it seemed the tires were part of the problem (not all, but a significant part).  My Michelins and my brother Dave's Pirellis have never given us problems, they've always stuck like glue.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on June 30, 2009, 02:24:55 PM
I've heard lots of good stuff lately about the Continental Attacks.  Might give those a try next time.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on June 30, 2009, 02:44:03 PM
I've heard lots of good stuff lately about the Continental Attacks.  Might give those a try next time.

My Road Attacks have been awesome so far. 3000+ miles and going strong. They were a bit underinflated at the beginning of the season and started to flat-spot a bit, but some additional air pressure and lots of twisties and they're doing fine.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on June 30, 2009, 04:52:56 PM
I been running the diablo corsa IIIs and/or Diablo Supercorsa on my monster i find the Diablo Supercorsas to be a bit too slick when it is wet out.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 01, 2009, 12:43:23 PM
Well guys... I pulled the trigger. I swapped my 848 for a new Strada 1100s. Not as pretty as the 848, but much more usable for what I want to do. Longer rides, and many with the lil lady. Julie is already excited to do some rides on back this weekend. Corsa hooked me up. Now I can go ride it like I stole it. [moto]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on July 01, 2009, 02:30:53 PM
Kewl!  [thumbsup]  Did you get the black '08 1100S that they had leftover?  That was soooo tempting.  I had them run the numbers on it... but I just wasn't up for taking out a $14,000 loan.  Not when I'm trying to buy property out here within the next year.  I just paid off my car last December, and like not having a vehicle payment.

So yeah... which one did you get?  The leftover black '08, or an '09?

Speaking of passenger duty... I think I'm going to buff out E's old SS rear cowlings as best I can and take a couple of ladies for rides this weekend.  ;)  Corsa got a price quote of $350 from their bodywork guy to refinish them... I blew my spending money on ammo at the gun show a couple weeks ago, so that'll have to wait a month.  Anyway, we'll see how the SS does with a passenger here shortly...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on July 01, 2009, 03:25:02 PM
The obligatory snapshots from Vista House this past weekend...

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/Ducati/utf-8BSU1HMDAwMTctMjAwOTA2MjgtMjAyM.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/utf-8BSU1HMDAwMjEtMjAwOTA2MjgtMj-1.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/utf-8BSU1HMDAwMTktMjAwOTA2MjgtMj-1.jpg)


And this is from the road I commute to work every day, Hwy 141, less than a 1/4 mile from my apt driveway.

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/Ducati/utf-8BSU1HMDAwMTUtMjAwOTA2MjgtMTQyM.jpg) (http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/Ducati/utf-8BSU1HMDAwMTUtMjAwOTA2MjgtMTQyM.jpg)

My crappy camera phone doesn't begin to do that justice... it's a postcard view of the mountain over the Columbia and Hood River on my way to work every day.

Life is good.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 01, 2009, 03:30:46 PM
UPS sucks!

Or at least my driver does.

2 days in a row failed to deliver package.  Leaves a nice little note about not leaving it though.

Ever heard of knocking?

Sheesh!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on July 01, 2009, 08:51:04 PM
Ryan, I keep looking at those Stradas.  That back seat looks great.  I showed it to my wife but she says it doesn't look as cool as the monster.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: GAAN on July 01, 2009, 10:32:03 PM
UPS sucks!

Or at least my driver does.

2 days in a row failed to deliver package.  Leaves a nice little note about not leaving it though.

Ever heard of knocking?

Sheesh!

Maybe turn the sound on the porno down?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 02, 2009, 04:49:23 AM
Yes, the black 1100s they had left over. I was very happy with the offer they had on it. It aint at pretty as the 848 or the Monster, but when you ride it, you forget all about that.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on July 02, 2009, 07:31:42 AM
Maybe turn the sound on the porno down?

I don't know, with the mustache that last UPS driver had, I'd expect he'd have just walked right in if he'd heard that.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on July 02, 2009, 07:32:53 AM
UPS sucks!

Or at least my driver does.

2 days in a row failed to deliver package.  Leaves a nice little note about not leaving it though.

Ever heard of knocking?

Sheesh!

Did you sign the Delivery Notice?

Did you leave your driver a note to knock loudly? 

You can have the package redirected to a different address using the tracking number or the Delivery Notice number.




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 02, 2009, 08:08:33 AM
Yep delivery notice signed.

No, I didn't leave a note for limp wrist to knock loud.  If'n the guard dog don't hear the knock I don't know what's goin on . . .



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on July 02, 2009, 09:01:08 AM
Yes, the black 1100s they had left over. I was very happy with the offer they had on it. It aint at pretty as the 848 or the Monster, but when you ride it, you forget all about that.

Another thing better about the Monster, when you say you have a Ducati Monster people know what you're talking about and tend to ooooh and aaaah, instant recognition.  If you said you had a Ducati Multi-Strada that might just confuse people.  Monster and Brutale are just bad-ass motorcycle names.

But yeah, need to test drive one of those S models sometime.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 02, 2009, 09:20:30 AM
Some monkey lover was all over my bike this morning at Starbucks.  I asked if I could help him and he looked at me with such a look of arrogance and asked "this yours?" like he didn't believe me.

Wanted to pregnant dog slap his ugly face.  Just cause you gotta dick doesn't mean you have to be one.  And don't touch my ride!

That Street Fighter . . . that's a sexxy bike!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JBubble on July 02, 2009, 09:37:51 AM
I had a guy actually get on my bike. The steering was locked and he looked all confused when he couldn't turned the bars.

I was leaving the restaurant and found him sitting there like a douche.

"Is this your boyfriend's bike?"

"No, please get off my bike. I don't sit in your car, do not sit on my bike."

"No need to get an attitude lady."

I just left at that point cause I was about to flip out.

Asshat.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on July 02, 2009, 09:56:46 AM
JBub,

I would have taken that douchebag to the nearest Starbucks and thrown him through the f@cking window. What a piece of turd!

BTW, how is your doggy pup doin'?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JBubble on July 02, 2009, 10:15:23 AM
JBub,

I would have taken that douchebag to the nearest Starbucks and thrown him through the f@cking window. What a piece of turd!

BTW, how is your doggy pup doin'?

Pup is doing much better, thank you for asking.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 02, 2009, 10:25:02 AM
"all over"

"got on your bike"

WTF? 



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JBubble on July 02, 2009, 10:35:13 AM
"all over"

"got on your bike"

WTF? 



I don't mind someone looking at it and even touching it but to actually sit on my bike is a no no.

Maybe I'm being a snob.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 02, 2009, 10:56:39 AM
I don't mind someone looking at it and even touching it but to actually sit on my bike is a no no.

Maybe I'm being a snob.

Not a snob... somebody did that to me at work... I told him, "Mounting on man's bike is like mounting a man's wife... if you aint really good friends, and ask first, prepare to be shot. And if you need to ask, I don't swing that way."  To which, he looked at me and said, "You're gross."

I seriously almost hit him.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JBubble on July 02, 2009, 10:59:16 AM
<snip>

"You're gross."



I say the same thing about you all the time.  ;)  [laugh]

I keed.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 02, 2009, 11:09:22 AM
If they are sitting on your bike, i think you are well within your rights to assault them with the claim of defense of your property.

If they press charges you at least have a case.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on July 02, 2009, 11:09:58 AM
I don't mind someone looking at it and even touching it but to actually sit on my bike is a no no.

Maybe I'm being a snob.

nah i have thought about what i would do...

as far as i know i havent seen anyone get on my bike...

but when they do i have this planned out..

walk up to the dude and grab his junk :o.....if he doesnt like to be violated then dont violate my bike  >:(  it plays out good in my mind  [laugh] but we will see

but also depending on my mood, i might just go up and junk punch him, if he made the comment about being "bfs bike" then i would have junk punched him  8)


If they are sitting on your bike, i think you are well within your rights to assault them with the claim of defense of your property.

If they press charges you at least have a case.


 [thumbsup] u posted quicker, but ya same idea, completely agree


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 02, 2009, 11:31:39 AM
reasonable force

grab his junk



alternatively, statements like:

 "if you do not remove yourself from my vehicle, i will assume you are trying to steal or damage it"

prior to assault will really help your case, especially if you have a witnesses.

and may provide a resolution without force...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on July 02, 2009, 11:45:58 AM
Yeah, touch something or point something out to a friend, not so bad.  I like to take a really close look at other people's bikes now and then but never touch.  Sit on it, no way without permission.  It's things like this that make me want to get one of those 99dB alarms with a really sensitive motion detector, just to scare the crap out of people who get too close.  Maybe remind them they shouldn't touch other people's stuff without permission as they go to wash out their shorts.

I had a friend who came out to a crowded parking lot once to find two gorillas physically carrying his bike and putting it on the sidewalk so that they could take his parking spot.  C'mon, seriously?  It makes you wonder how much damage a helmet can do to someone's face if you swing it right.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on July 02, 2009, 01:09:33 PM
"if you do not remove yourself from my vehicle, i will assume you are trying to steal or damage it"

Sounds like ROBOCOP!

I have let little kids and hot chicks sit on my bike, but that's it.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on July 02, 2009, 02:01:16 PM
I was told about a situation where this biker rode to his daughters H.S. graduation and parked his big H-D chopper out front. Later on there were pictures in the school paper of that schools principle posing on the chopper, totally w/o permission.   






Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Rufus120 on July 02, 2009, 04:21:32 PM
I haven't caught anyone messing with my bike yet and hopefully it won't happen.  I do have a snowmobile that I have caught people sitting on a few times.  One day a ran into the local bagel place to get breakfast and as I walk back to my car from across the street I watch as a whole family takes turns climbing on my trailer to get pictures. I'm not really sure what kind of parents let their kids (all 5 of them) climb all over others people stuff, but I yelled a few of the seven words you can't say on tv.  Let's just say from the looks on their face's I don't think they will be doing that again anytime soon.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 02, 2009, 05:52:55 PM
been funny if you just got in the car and drove off with them still in the trailer...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on July 02, 2009, 08:12:10 PM
Chicks and kids have both posed on my bike.  My brothers and Dad get to sit on it too.  Maybe even friends.

Never strangers.

You just do NOT walk up and straddle another man's (or woman's) machine.

And the douches who ask if it's the boyfriend's bike, making an assumption that a woman doesn't ride?  Yeah, they need to get smacked around.

-------------
Speaking of kids posing on bikes... last weekend I was at a BBQ in Sandy.  One of the little ones now has a couple great baby pictures:

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/Ducati/Greatbabypic1.jpg)

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii304/duc_fan/Ducati/Greatbabypic2.jpg)

I'm a firm believer in indoctrinating kiddos early.  ;)


(NOTE: there was an adult crouched behind the bike holding said kiddo to make sure she did not fall off)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 03, 2009, 12:56:02 AM
(http://www.matusiak.eu/numerodix/blog/wp-content/uploads/robocop_in_action.jpg)

PLEASE STEP AWAY FROM THE BIKE OR I WILL USE LETHAL FORCE.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 03, 2009, 12:58:00 AM
I guess now as good as a time as any to introduce my friend mark...

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs050.snc1/4461_1092462304020_1000384989_30233978_3011439_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: trenner on July 03, 2009, 05:38:32 AM
Don't ever sit on another man's bike.

http://homepage.mac.com/trenner/video/getoffmybike.mp4 (http://homepage.mac.com/trenner/video/getoffmybike.mp4)

Sons of Anarchy.  Can't wait for the new season....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 03, 2009, 06:23:59 AM
Ever have inane rambling thoughts???   I was flipping through channels and hit the Sci Fi channel to catch a little old school "Aliens"... and it dawned on me... I bet them male alien things never get any head... cause come on man... that queen had like 5 rows of teeth... I had cheese grater nightmares for a week.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on July 03, 2009, 12:43:53 PM
I guess now as good as a time as any to introduce my friend mark...

(http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs050.snc1/4461_1092462304020_1000384989_30233978_3011439_n.jpg)


 [laugh] [laugh] [laugh] [laugh] [laugh]

Rowan looks nervous


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Rufus120 on July 03, 2009, 01:23:50 PM
Ever have inane rambling thoughts???   I was flipping through channels and hit the Sci Fi channel to catch a little old school "Aliens"... and it dawned on me... I bet them male alien things never get any head... cause come on man... that queen had like 5 rows of teeth... I had cheese grater nightmares for a week.

All the time.  I've learned to keep most of em to myself.  Not that you should have kept this one to yourself.  Poor poor aliens, maybe that's why they are always trying to eat people.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 04, 2009, 08:34:43 AM
  Poor poor aliens, maybe that's why they are always trying to eat people.

Puts a whole new spin on the movie, eh? Alien men driven mad from lack of head... start eating humans... news at 11.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on July 06, 2009, 07:34:59 AM
We painted half the inside of my condo this weekend with No VOC paint.  This stuff rocks!  No fumes at all.  Paint smell doesn't really bother me but you can't smell anything at all with this stuff.  I'm getting this from now on, it's just so much nicer.  The only down side is that it costs a little more and it's a little gooier to clean out of rollers and brushes.

Now, having half your in-law family spend the entire holiday weekend inside a small condo fixing it up, that's volatile!  We made it all the way until Sunday night before the fight broke out.  Pretty good all things considered.

And Widmer Hefeweizen mini kegs rock too!

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 06, 2009, 08:05:07 AM
I can only do an hour or two with the family before things get overly volatile.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 06, 2009, 10:26:07 AM
My mom actually called me on this one....

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/07/after_chase_state_police_arres.html (http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/07/after_chase_state_police_arres.html)

Speeder doing 122 on i-205... with the reporters accent... she thought they said Ryan Dalling... it was Ryan Dowley.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 06, 2009, 10:49:32 AM
<sigh>  :-\


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 06, 2009, 10:57:27 AM
<sigh>  :-\

A sigh? Not even a hearty chuckle? Somebody needs new batteries in her toy.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 06, 2009, 11:04:18 AM
You sure know how to sweet talk a gal!  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 06, 2009, 11:18:44 AM
Figuring I aint getting lucky with ya anyhow.... not my type... no reason to turn on the charm.   ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 06, 2009, 11:44:18 AM
What?!?

You're not going to buy me batteries now?

Oh . . . you're such a tease!  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 06, 2009, 12:37:07 PM
found your batteries...

(http://files.turbosquid.com/Preview/Content_on_6_22_2006_14_32_29/hand1.jpg3d703adb-7004-49e2-be8a-2ee681a05426Large.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on July 06, 2009, 01:20:25 PM
You guys are making me giggle


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 06, 2009, 01:23:27 PM
found your batteries...

(http://files.turbosquid.com/Preview/Content_on_6_22_2006_14_32_29/hand1.jpg3d703adb-7004-49e2-be8a-2ee681a05426Large.jpg)

"There's always Thing."  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 06, 2009, 01:23:51 PM
found your batteries...

(http://files.turbosquid.com/Preview/Content_on_6_22_2006_14_32_29/hand1.jpg3d703adb-7004-49e2-be8a-2ee681a05426Large.jpg)

That hand reminds me of the scene in "Labyrinth" where the chick is falling down the hole and being groped by all the hands sticking out of the wall.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on July 06, 2009, 04:38:29 PM
My mom actually called me on this one....

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/07/after_chase_state_police_arres.html (http://www.oregonlive.com/news/index.ssf/2009/07/after_chase_state_police_arres.html)

Speeder doing 122 on i-205... with the reporters accent... she thought they said Ryan Dalling... it was Ryan Dowley.

I heard that report, too!  I didn't hear the name, though. 

You know those NPR types, they don't like to offend (dat was a joke).



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on July 09, 2009, 05:56:36 AM
Has anyone else noticed that there were 3 motorcycle fatalities in the last week? :P


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 09, 2009, 05:59:31 AM
Has anyone else noticed that there were 3 motorcycle fatalities in the last week? :P

I did notice. The news reports were very sparse on details. The only thing they included was, "Rider was wearing a helmet." 

Keep safe out there peeps.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on July 09, 2009, 10:37:54 AM
I finally caved and picked up a copy of Twilight.  [roll]

I hate to admit it, but it's good. Well written. Now I  have to see the movie.   >:(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 09, 2009, 10:41:43 AM
I finally caved and picked up a copy of Twilight.  [roll]

I hate to admit it, but it's good. Well written. Now I  have to see the movie.   >:(

Are you going to go all goth on us too?  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 09, 2009, 10:52:24 AM
Goth nude minister belly dancing midwife??

Quite the niche market your carving out!  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 09, 2009, 10:57:40 AM
Goth nude minister belly dancing midwife??


Uh... did you add the NUDE part?? I don't recall seeing that.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on July 09, 2009, 10:59:15 AM
I finally caved and picked up a copy of Twilight.  [roll]

I hate to admit it, but it's good. Well written. Now I  have to see the movie.   >:(

Monika and her friends got SOOOOOOOO into this.  They all marathoned through all 4 books.  Now they have pajama parties to watch the movies.  Movie was alright, you could tell there was a lot more going on in the book.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on July 09, 2009, 10:59:40 AM
Uh... did you add the NUDE part?? I don't recall seeing that.

Wishful thinking?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 09, 2009, 11:02:16 AM
Uh... did you add the NUDE part?? I don't recall seeing that.

Huhwha . . . look butterflies!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 10, 2009, 09:25:50 AM
61 doesn't return emails for phone calls.

Boooo 61 booooooooooo!

You are the queen of putrescents!

 :P



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 10, 2009, 12:56:53 PM
I aint never got no phone calls from you. So... you can blow it out your what not.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 10, 2009, 01:10:47 PM
Well then someone's gonna blush when they check their vmail.  [evil]

AND they're really gonna wanna call me back  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: mars_bd on July 12, 2009, 08:37:08 PM
Quote
Has anyone else noticed that there were 3 motorcycle fatalities in the last week?

Yeah, turns out one was a friend-of-a-friend/coworker (never met him though).  I went in for a meeting wearing my gear and she told me what happened, along with a well-intentioned lecture (it happened the previous night and she got the first call).  Her friend was heading home from the bar, drunk.  Missed a turn.

Experienced rider too, though only wearing a half-lid.

Be safe out there.
 [beer]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 13, 2009, 08:29:25 AM
How do I post pics?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JBubble on July 13, 2009, 08:39:04 AM
How do I post pics?

Upload them to a place like Flickr or Photobucket.

Right click on the image and get the image location.

Paste into image tags like so: [ img ] blahblahblah.jpg [ /img ]

But take out the spaces.

More detailed instructions: http://ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=109.0 (http://ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=109.0)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: DucMouse the Mighty on July 13, 2009, 10:40:47 AM
any of u guys coming down to Ducati In The Rockies this year?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on July 13, 2009, 12:40:13 PM
any of u guys coming down to Ducati In The Rockies this year?
I will do that after I sell the B&B for millions of dollars.  I wish I could vacation in the summer.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on July 13, 2009, 05:47:55 PM
any of u guys coming down to Ducati In The Rockies this year?

Why?  I got all the spankin' ducmouse action I could this year when you you were here. [evil] [bacon]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on July 13, 2009, 07:59:02 PM
any of u guys coming down to Ducati In The Rockies this year?

Unfortunately no.  When I was laid off from Rockwell Collins, I got cashed out for my vacation.  So it wasn't a total loss, but I'm starting over from scratch building vaca time at Insitu.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on July 14, 2009, 07:02:54 PM
Whoa... I see everyone else's day was busy, as well.  No posts since 8pm yesterday?  Yowsers.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 14, 2009, 07:13:19 PM
If you were going to hide a key on your bike where and how would you do it?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on July 14, 2009, 07:48:54 PM
I'd put it underneath my battery. Then again, my battery box is a fantastic upright bowl thing with no huge holes for keys to fall out of, and my seat lock is defunct, so access would not be an issue. Dunno how all these new-school bikes are configured.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 15, 2009, 10:08:09 AM
duct tape and safety wire it

prolly the under side of thoes side covers

or under the seat

or under the tank




Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: GAAN on July 15, 2009, 10:43:35 AM
hang it in your triple tube

safety wire it or put a plug in the bottom


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on July 15, 2009, 01:10:02 PM
Don't plug the bottom of that tube, the top is open because of the slit and holes in that funky Ducati top nut.  You'll start collecting rain water and soak the key.

Scot


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 15, 2009, 01:20:40 PM
The point is easy accessability if you lose your main key while in East Butt Scratch.  Thanks for the ideas guys.  I still don't like the concept of having one on the bike somewhere that someone might find and ride away.  Don't know if I'd rather lose a key and be potentially stranded either.  Decisions . . . decisions . . .

On a completely different note:
I called a guy in today for attempted murder.  Green Explorer first 3 letters of plate 634.  Beaverton/Hillsboro area.

Short version is I was rolling along in the right lane coming up on an off ramp (mine was next) when this Explorer comes barreling over and forces me off as he exits.  Scares the crap out of me!  But I think it's an honest mistake and make room, calm down, etc. but now I'm on a road I don't want to be on.  So we come up on a light and I get in the lane I want and he's a car or 2 ahead of me.

As we go my lane is going faster than his so I am pulling up along side him when he lunges at me again.  Full on intentional swerve.  I brake and he misses and he barely misses the curb he swung over so hard to get me.

He kept rolling a bit more as he was trying to brake.  There was a parking lot entrance between us.  Just as I was gunning it to get in he put it in reverse.

I got in a very public place in the parking lot and called it into the police.

It was loud and I was pretty wired so I don't think I caught it all or remember it all but they didn't agree with my assessment of attempted murder - think she said vehicular assault.

They didn't think they'd have much luck finding him but I did start hearing sirens before I even got off the phone.

Guess I should check the local news sites.

Hope the Karma cops get 'em!  >:(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Desmostro on July 15, 2009, 04:17:44 PM
that is fooking nuts. Its very hard to prove that sort of thing is intentional. Sometimes I think its best handled in... other ways. What ever that means.

PS
Hiding a key on your vehicle is usually a bad idea IMHO. Why not wire it into your jacket or boots or whatever you're always going to wear when you ride to East Butt Scratch.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 15, 2009, 04:31:40 PM
I could wire it in my bra!

PERFECT!!!

 ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on July 15, 2009, 06:14:44 PM
I could wire it in my bra!

PERFECT!!!

 ;D

I 'support' that endeavor.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on July 15, 2009, 06:31:19 PM
If I was going to hide a key on my bike somewhere... I would not be revealing said location on the interwebz.  ;)

There are lots of nooks and crannies.

Safety wire and duct tape are wonderful things.

but...

Your bra is probably a safer bet.

'nuff said.

-----------------------------

As far as people attempting to kill ya... Well, maybe folks will stop asking why I wear a SIG anywhere and everywhere allowed by law.  [roll]

Since he didn't die on the spot, I hope the cops caught (or soon catch) the wanker.

Shameless plug:
I strongly recommend the CHL (Concealed Handgun License) class by Stu Nakamura at the Clackamas Public Safety Training Center.  Followed by acquiring one's CHL.  Followed by more training.  Then start packin' heat.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: GAAN on July 15, 2009, 07:17:19 PM
Don't plug the bottom of that tube, the top is open because of the slit and holes in that funky Ducati top nut.  You'll start collecting rain water and soak the key.

Scot

you must use a little common sense here

put in a drain hole

pull the plug periodically

you can't make any modification or adjustment and just leave it


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 16, 2009, 07:13:17 AM
I miss Neikos.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on July 16, 2009, 08:28:21 AM
you must use a little common sense here

put in a drain hole

pull the plug periodically

you can't make any modification or adjustment and just leave it

No offense intended Mother ;)  I don't have much common sense, I only seem to learn after I've made a mistake myself.  Most advice I give can be followed by, "Ask me how I know."

Hey, you and Jbubble going to the wedding party?  I have a case saver for her.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 16, 2009, 08:38:13 AM
I miss Neikos.

That's the dude that told me about this forum.  Yellow . . . what was he thinking?  And that coat - GOOD god someone call the fashion police!  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on July 16, 2009, 09:51:12 AM
That's the dude that told me about this forum.  Yellow . . . what was he thinking?  And that coat - GOOD god someone call the fashion police!  ;)

If the fashion cops show up, they might have a problem with your key in the bra thing, so watch out.

Have you guys seen this idiot thing.?. it's local

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=138_1247690151 (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=138_1247690151)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 16, 2009, 09:54:57 AM
Video no worky.

And the key will be decoratively attached.  Some rhinestones maybe or glitter . . . It'll look very classy.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 16, 2009, 10:59:37 AM
when i was 5

i used to have a string & key necklaces



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Tailgunner on July 16, 2009, 12:58:55 PM
Hmm, the vid works for me when I click on it, Jenna Talia.  [popcorn]

What it shows; view from an OSP dash cam as parked along side I-84 near The Dalles, OR. Suddenly a motorcycle comes sliding by, then comes the guy rolling right past the cop car.

He's alright but was sighted for reckless driving. 85mph too!  [leo]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 16, 2009, 01:06:01 PM
Must be work IT blocking it.

I'll try from home.

Thanks.

 [bow_down]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on July 16, 2009, 02:17:04 PM
Yellow . . . what was he thinking?

Yellow is the color of awesome, fyi.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 16, 2009, 03:49:10 PM
He's alright but was sighted for reckless driving. 85mph too!  [leo]

how do you crash going strait on a a strait road?



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Rufus120 on July 16, 2009, 04:09:35 PM
how do you crash going strait on a a strait road?



Maybe he was texting?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on July 16, 2009, 05:52:51 PM
how do you crash going strait on a a strait road?

Seeing a LEO hiding in the shade under a bridge, going 85, "OH SHIT!" check speed, look up, adrenaline rush, wobble and down.  That's just a guess, i could be wrong.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on July 16, 2009, 06:06:26 PM
Huh.  I don't think I could force the SS to wobble enough to kick me off at 85 mph.

Sucks to be that guy, but glad he's alright.  Certainly could've been a lot worse.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on July 16, 2009, 08:18:14 PM
I think Mike's got it right or he had some catastrophic failure: chain, tire.  Poor guy, looks pretty upset.  LEO looks like he's just trying to calm him down.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 16, 2009, 10:06:05 PM
seems like you could get out of a ticket with catastrophic failure


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on July 17, 2009, 03:24:08 AM
Hmmm.....  Ticket and higher insurance OR totalled bike, higher insurance from totalled bike, and potential massive injury.  I'll take option A.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 17, 2009, 08:19:37 AM
Anybody hear about this in the news??? The actor Tom Caveziel... was riding his Harley in California Washington... and some idiot picked up a bicycle and threw it into the path of his moto... of course he wiped out.... anyway... was just a really weird story.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JBubble on July 17, 2009, 09:05:18 AM
It was in Leavenworth.

http://entertainment.msn.com/news/article.aspx?news=421394&GT1=28101 (http://entertainment.msn.com/news/article.aspx?news=421394&GT1=28101)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 17, 2009, 11:33:54 AM
Gotcha Mutha make the beast with two backsa!  634 DCY!

Popos in the know  ;D

Hang out in front of a Starbucks long enough and the most interesting things happen  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on July 18, 2009, 05:39:59 AM
Gotcha Mutha make the beast with two backsa!  634 DCY!

Popos in the know  ;D

Hang out in front of a Starbucks long enough and the most interesting things happen  ;)

That the guy who tried to sideswipe you?


Quote
Magnussen says mental issues may be involved in why the 42-year-old Wenatchee man tossed the bike.



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on July 19, 2009, 09:37:52 PM
I finally bought an HDTV.  My old Toshiba CRT bit the dust in this last move.  It's traveled a few too many miles, I suppose, and it no longer displays video (audio still works).  I had bought that TV when I was on college, so it has moved back and forth across much of the country multiple times.  Anyway, it was an excuse to go get a digital TV.

Picked up a Sony KDL-46Z5100.  It's a 46" 1080p 240Hz LCD, uses the same display and video processor as the top-tier Sony XBR series, the Z5100's just don't have as many extraneous menu widgets (still has a bunch of web-enabled stuff like weather and a stock ticker, though).  Menu widgets weren't worth $200 to me... the display and video processing are all I need.  Oh, the XBR has better speakers... but who uses the TV speakers anyway?  That's what the home theatre system is for.  ;D

So yeah, I'm pleased as punch.  Tested the TV in-store using my own video source, and liked what I saw when compared to others.  Can't wait to get it all hooked up at my place!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on July 20, 2009, 07:22:12 AM
I have a 19" Sony CRT.  It's fine for me but last night at the Regal theater I realized that they have something like 36" flat panels to display the popcorn prices.  4 of them actually.  After that I felt like it might be time to start considering an upgrade.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 20, 2009, 10:37:45 AM
I finally bought:

and Alternator Rotor Puller and

a slipper style cam chain tensioner
(http://www.bore-tech.com/cam%20chain%20tensioner%20pic.JPG)
and

soon i will split the cases and send the con rods off to be shot peened and balanced


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on July 20, 2009, 11:01:11 AM
Sweet.  You and Mark installing that soon?  I like that cat more every time I meet him, good people.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 20, 2009, 11:27:18 AM
yuppers... prolly just split the case this week

you can find mark on the hondatwins forums


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on July 21, 2009, 04:20:59 AM
Hey all...  Been a while, eh?

Just stopping by to say 'hi'.  Wedding went well, had a live band at the reception and G sang about 4 songs with the band.  Honeymoon in Maui was great (Z didn't quite understand why we were going to Hawaii without him, so told him I'd explain it in a few years... heh), was tough coming back home.  G was promoted to Platoon Leader at work and is doing very well.  I'm so proud of her!  I've made it to Instructor Intern with TeamOR (get paid now... woohoo!) and that's going very well.  REALLY enjoy the job, seeing the proverbial lightbulb click on for the students.  Very rewarding! 

Well, that's about it.  Hope everyone is riding safe, noticed a few crazies out there lately.  Just yesterday on my way home, had a guy on a Harley (with passenger), pass both myself on my Duc and the truck and 25 ft horse-trailer he was pulling in front of me, on a BLIND corner (right turn) doing about 65mph.  I was SO pissed.  If he wants to kill himself, whatever... but to endanger me, his RIDER!, and the truck/horses in from of me is asinine!

laters,
m


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 21, 2009, 06:15:50 PM
That the guy who tried to sideswipe you?




Sir, yes sir.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on July 21, 2009, 09:17:33 PM
Great to hear, Marvs!  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 23, 2009, 01:26:38 PM
hater button, (noun) the button on the side of a cell phone that silences the call, but does not hang up on the caller, allowing you to hate on them without them knowing


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 23, 2009, 02:06:29 PM
(http://www.ducatimonster.org/gallery/data/1767/Baconbetter_160by600_1.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on July 23, 2009, 04:11:42 PM
hater button, (noun) the button on the side of a cell phone that silences the call, but does not hang up on the caller, allowing you to hate on them without them knowing

Same but different, when tele-marketers call me, I set down the phone and walk away.  That way they go through the 3 minute script before they realize no one is there.  By hanging up on them, they call the next poor sap on the list that much sooner.

I like my evil to be subtle.  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 23, 2009, 07:22:18 PM
crikeys jenna... I need that picture.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 24, 2009, 03:27:07 AM
It's on Snorgtees.  Go get it.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on July 24, 2009, 06:05:27 AM
107 is my favorite number!  Too bad I waited to long and this post is now on page 108. :'(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 24, 2009, 06:23:32 AM
107 is my favorite number!  Too bad I waited to long and this post is now on page 108. :'(

No worries man... 108 is just a 107 + 1... Kinda like giving the thumbs up to 107.   ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 24, 2009, 07:46:07 AM
Anyone else feel like the riding season is almost over and you've missed it all?

<sigh>

I need a sugar mama so I can ride more/all the time.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 24, 2009, 08:13:38 AM
Anyone else feel like the riding season is almost over and you've missed it all?

<sigh>

I need a sugar mama so I can ride more/all the time.

I bet if our avatars got together... it would make for one helluva pay per view show.  [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 24, 2009, 08:38:45 AM
I got a bunch of $1s I've been saving up for my girl Malice.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 24, 2009, 09:40:14 AM
For Jenna:

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/98/l_f6fc216489504be4969ce0a26561cb66.jpg (http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/98/l_f6fc216489504be4969ce0a26561cb66.jpg)

http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/75/l_614658cc7f1a4f42ab3ee89c0a6e63da.jpg (http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/75/l_614658cc7f1a4f42ab3ee89c0a6e63da.jpg)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on July 24, 2009, 11:02:09 AM
God I love Malice


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 24, 2009, 11:39:41 AM
God I love Malice

Stay away from my girl or I'm gonna have to challenge you to a pillow fight in PJs  [laugh]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on July 24, 2009, 01:58:13 PM
As the newest member of the Just Got Laid The make the beast with two backs Off club, I would like to announce to the uninitiated that membership is not particularly interesting or conducive to paying bills, but does provide heaps of time in which to sleep in late and ride aimlessly for countless hours. ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on July 24, 2009, 02:15:27 PM
Stay away from my girl or I'm gonna have to challenge you to a pillow fight in PJs  [laugh]

Is Malice going to be joining in said pillow fight?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on July 24, 2009, 08:03:26 PM
As the newest member of the Just Got Laid The make the beast with two backs Off club, I would like to announce to the uninitiated that membership is not particularly interesting or conducive to paying bills, but does provide heaps of time in which to sleep in late and ride aimlessly for countless hours. ;D

Ain't it grand?  ;)  I thoroughly enjoyed my 90 days of it.  Go for a ride, stop at a small rural airport, hang out and talk shop, continue riding.  Dang, for a Duc-riding Aero guy like me, that was effin' awesome.

After gaining employment on June 1st, I haven't had the time to ride in weeks.  :'(  Work is getting busier, and my weekends have become so uber-chaotic that I haven't been able to squeeze in a ride.

C'est la Vie.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 24, 2009, 08:42:53 PM
Is Malice going to be joining in said pillow fight?

There's an idea!  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 25, 2009, 02:13:36 PM
can i watch?

quote author=Jenna Talia link=topic=555.msg474928#msg474928 date=1248496973]
There's an idea!  ;)
[/quote]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on July 25, 2009, 03:38:18 PM
can i watch?


Yeah, but it'll cost $1.99 a minute. [evil]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 27, 2009, 09:38:45 AM
I know this is in "No moto" as well... but it is so funny.....

http://story.russiaherald.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/723971d98160d438/id/522066/cs/1/ (http://story.russiaherald.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/723971d98160d438/id/522066/cs/1/)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on July 27, 2009, 10:47:34 AM
Random musings from the weekend...

After being lazy all winter I finally got my 12k service work finished this weekend with the TB synch and idle speed set.  Why did I wait so long?  Smoother running and using less gas.

Took a nice long ride to Cougar by myself.  It was a good day and only got hot on the way home.  Since the zipper on my jacket broke I had a cool breeze for that part.  First good long ride I've had all season, really nice.  Need a mesh jacket anyway, it's hot these days.

Why is it the more I hang around Mark the more I want to own a little, vintage Honda twin?  I stopped at Beaverton honda and drooled over a bunch of their little vintage bikes.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 27, 2009, 01:05:24 PM
little Honda s are cool:

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs176.snc1/6616_107616721025_725106025_2239761_687390_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on July 27, 2009, 01:08:50 PM
That's so....  cute!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on July 27, 2009, 06:31:47 PM
make the beast with two backs!  It too hot to be driving around in a big brown aluminum truck!  :P


Aluminum is a very efficient conductor of heat.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Rufus120 on July 27, 2009, 07:31:23 PM
That sounds like no fun at all.  :P  I HATE this heat.  And it's only gonna get worse for the next few days.  Anyone want to go on vacation to Alaska for the next week?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JBubble on July 27, 2009, 07:40:25 PM
I'm having a pool party tomorrow with a friend and our dogs. $5 kiddie pool with a cooler full of ice and beer right next to us.  [thumbsup]

And hopeful a manly man grillin us some dinner.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on July 27, 2009, 09:51:11 PM
http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1=&L2=&L3=&L4=&item=FTL_PJF047-BZ-SM_G (http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1=&L2=&L3=&L4=&item=FTL_PJF047-BZ-SM_G)

Only $79.99.  Picked mine up today.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: GAAN on July 27, 2009, 11:24:52 PM
make the beast with two backs people

when its hot drink make the beast with two backsing water

why is this such a difficult concept?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on July 28, 2009, 02:03:59 AM
On my drive in from LA (Pine) this morning (hurt my knee last Thursday... gonna try and ride tomorrow or the next day), it was 51 degrees F at my house.  Within the next 4 mi to the freeway (97), it dropped to 42 degrees as I passed over the river.  Bumped back up to 55 by Sunriver, 49 degrees around Newberry/Lava Caves, and by the time I got to work in Bend it was 62.  It's supposed to get up to 96 degrees today.  That's a 54 degree difference!  No wonder my helmet fogs up all the damn time... lol  Welcome to Central Oregon!  :)  (This journey was from 3am to 3:30am PST)  I love it!  Have to carry extra gear but feeling the temperature change like that is what it's all about and the gauge on the Audi just confirmed what my body feels every day on the bike.  That experience is amazing and wouldn't miss it for the world...

Ride safe all!



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 28, 2009, 06:24:44 AM
With this heat I'm gonna go from 36D to 32A!  :'(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: GAAN on July 28, 2009, 07:14:14 AM
With this heat I'm gonna go from 36D to 32A!  :'(

do not drink the water from the implants


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 28, 2009, 07:39:05 AM
do not drink the water from the implants

 :o


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 28, 2009, 07:40:55 AM
Yeah... I seen em... I mean not the whole thing... but just what I seen was all fatty tissue... er... uh... not implants....  [cheeky]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 28, 2009, 08:51:36 AM
dig deeper ryan


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 28, 2009, 09:07:24 AM
dig deeper ryan


Yeah... that one is so not my type...


uh...


enough said.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 28, 2009, 11:22:58 AM

Yeah... that one is so not my type...


uh...


enough said.

Right back at you!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 28, 2009, 11:41:59 AM
Right back at you!

Hey... my milkshake brings all the girls to the yard....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 28, 2009, 01:14:49 PM
Ummmmm . . . not all.  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 28, 2009, 01:58:40 PM
Ummmmm . . . not all.  ;)

Yeah... there is an Aerosmith song that comes to mind in this situation.... the name is... uh... nevermind...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: GAAN on July 28, 2009, 02:01:20 PM
dig deeper ryan

Oh gawd

please don't dig any deeper into that one than you need to in order to recover your wedding band

and then

gasoline shower

Ugh

<shudders>





Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 28, 2009, 02:27:06 PM
Yeah... there is an Aerosmith song that comes to mind in this situation.... the name is... uh... nevermind...

Janie's Got a Gun?  Don't make me angry  ;)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on July 28, 2009, 03:40:13 PM


fight fight fight

fight fight fight

fight fight fight


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on July 28, 2009, 05:35:02 PM

fight fight fight

fight fight fight

fight fight fight

(http://img2.allposters.com/images/HPM/SM1082.jpg)

CRIPPLE FIGHT!!!!


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on July 29, 2009, 04:02:28 AM
I was thinking more like... uh... dude looks like a lady...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Jenny Talia on July 29, 2009, 05:08:54 AM
You sure know how to hurt a girl!

Hrmph.

 :'(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on July 30, 2009, 08:55:48 PM
It's bloody hot here.

107 earlier this week.  Over 100 yesterday and today.

Blech.  :P

It may be time to escape to the beach...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on July 31, 2009, 04:00:37 AM
My brother has purchased a couple of nice vintage show cars lately (a '64 GTO and a '46 2 Door Coupe Street Rod) and will be in Bend this weekend for the car show with his new one (the '46).  Kinda cool.  I guess the '46 was featured on ESPN and won some awards (best use of color at Street Rod Nationals, Street Rod Champion at Street Machine Nationals).  Looking forward to seeing it in person for the first time tonight! 

Here's some pics (it's amazing how the paint looks different depending on the lighting, I need to teach him how to take pictures):

• (http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm306/mnp69/nat049.jpg)
• (http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm306/mnp69/Coupe014.jpg)
• (http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm306/mnp69/Coupe008.jpg)
• (http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm306/mnp69/Coupe003.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on July 31, 2009, 08:43:59 AM
Wow, that Master has had a ton of body work done. I can't tell if they chopped the whole upper half, or just the top, but the hood looks lowered, too. Excellent job with the custom bumper, as well. I love the slant on the door windows to match the roof.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: GAAN on July 31, 2009, 01:59:45 PM
all that work and then to use drum covers?

my pops builds street rods

he can remedy that



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on July 31, 2009, 09:27:41 PM
Crapola, that's one nice ride.  [thumbsup]

So yeah, in keeping with the random theme of this thread... here's an enginerd joke for ya:

(http://www.snorgtees.com/images/TanLines_Fullpic_1.gif)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on August 04, 2009, 08:59:40 PM
I know I've been buried in work and hence haven't really kept up to speed on things here... but dang, logged in today and half the posts have me going <cue towelie> "aww man, I have no idea what's goin' on." </towelie>


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on August 04, 2009, 10:01:24 PM
I know I've been buried in work and hence haven't really kept up to speed on things here... but dang, logged in today and half the posts have me going <cue towelie> "aww man, I have no idea what's goin' on." </towelie>

Me too  ???


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 15, 2009, 03:11:24 AM
Sunday is my wedding anniversary... in Manhattan... Julie is in Portland... hmm... may need to get a better present to make up for this work thingy.   [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: JohnnyDucati on August 15, 2009, 05:23:10 AM
Dude,

It's your anniversary and you're in NY working?

I think you better go to Tiffany's, and not for their breakfast.   ;D






Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: bnbmike on August 15, 2009, 07:21:09 AM
Laura was SCUBA diving and gone the whole week for our 10 year anniversary.  :-\


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 17, 2009, 07:55:19 AM

I think you better go to Tiffany's, and not for their breakfast.   ;D


Tiffany's it was... we will see how it does for me when I get home.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on August 20, 2009, 05:57:33 AM
Thought this was kinda cool: http://www.gizmag.com/ducati-desmosedici-gp9-takes-first-motogp-win-for-carbon-fibre-construction/11456/ (http://www.gizmag.com/ducati-desmosedici-gp9-takes-first-motogp-win-for-carbon-fibre-construction/11456/)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: desmosome on August 20, 2009, 11:23:02 AM
almost as cool as the kiwi who first did that in his garage in the 80s

http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/britten-backyard-visionary-1993 (http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/britten-backyard-visionary-1993)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on August 20, 2009, 11:55:45 AM
Almost as cool as this Colt 45 commercial with Billy Dee Williams:

Colt 45 Commercial With Billy Dee Williams (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pK5HmuCMBM#normal)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on August 22, 2009, 05:11:31 PM
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3783/tumblrkoh92lqca91qzfxg6.gif)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on August 22, 2009, 07:10:58 PM
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3783/tumblrkoh92lqca91qzfxg6.gif)

Literally, almost peed myself laughing.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on August 24, 2009, 08:16:50 PM
(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/8118/swat1.jpg)  (http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/8603/swat2n.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on August 26, 2009, 03:09:40 PM
(http://www.military-quotes.com/media/data/516/hand-signalsP6.JPG)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 27, 2009, 10:53:36 AM
I hear somebody had a bike TP'd at the track on Saturday.. anybody know who may have done it??? I hear that Neenjas are pretty stealthy... in general... not to direct any blame... just wondering.... and it wasn't my bike TP'd.... mine had a twinkie on it... strangely enough.... the TP'd bike was that of AJ.... anyhow... just wondering....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on August 27, 2009, 09:09:18 PM
Do tell.................






 [popcorn]





Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on August 28, 2009, 12:23:51 PM
Hello??? Is there anybody out there?? Or is it just my echo? echo... echo... echo...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on August 28, 2009, 02:24:52 PM
Shhhh... you'll wake them up... 




I miss Chuckles...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on August 28, 2009, 02:58:12 PM
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/3867/drinkingproblem.jpg)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 02, 2009, 02:10:09 AM
I hate 4 am meetings. I detest them. I want to strangle them.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on September 02, 2009, 07:43:55 AM
Not quite as early but I got woken up by a phone call this morning: "Server is down."  I hate that :(

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Buckethead on September 02, 2009, 04:51:35 PM
I hate 4 am meetings. I detest them. I want to strangle them.

I totally hear you there.

I feel the same way about 5:30 PT sessions.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: KnightofNi on September 04, 2009, 09:33:49 AM
mother eneeds to grow a big bushy neck beard only.


what do you think?


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on September 05, 2009, 08:15:15 AM
mother eneeds to grow a big bushy neck beard only.


what do you think?

You mean he doesn't have one already?
 ;D



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: marvellous on September 06, 2009, 08:09:22 AM
That's not his neck...


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: KnightofNi on September 06, 2009, 06:08:39 PM
That's not his neck...

ewwwww


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 10, 2009, 08:32:32 PM
Soooo.... anybody else having trouble with the website remembering their password?  It keeps losing mine and I have to reset it.  Then every time I reply, it loses what I just typed and makes me login again when I click "Post".  WTF?  [bang]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: krolik on September 10, 2009, 10:09:01 PM
Soooo.... anybody else having trouble with the website remembering their password?  It keeps losing mine and I have to reset it.  Then every time I reply, it loses what I just typed and makes me login again when I click "Post".  WTF?  [bang]

Nope, it's just you.  ;D


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Bendy on September 11, 2009, 02:26:09 PM
I get that periodically. I'll try three times, it'll come up with a different page asking me to login, then it'll work. For some reason.


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: ryandalling on September 15, 2009, 03:17:37 AM
I bet the old board gets more posts than this one... crikeys... its like a ghost town....


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on September 15, 2009, 07:03:42 AM
Maybe we're all just busy actually riding instead of talking about it?  I know I'll be happy to get my jacket back from repairs this week, needed a new zipper.

Not much riding for me lately except commuting.  I'm buried up to my neck in home improvement.  I should finish one major poject today but there are so many others already lined up.  No rest for the weary.

Scott


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Betty Rage on September 15, 2009, 07:33:17 AM
 :'( sadness  :'(


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: scott_araujo on September 15, 2009, 12:56:57 PM
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/b8ab/ (http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/b8ab/)



Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: Joshua on September 15, 2009, 01:10:02 PM
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/b8ab/ (http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/b8ab/)



That is a badass toy [thumbsup].


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 15, 2009, 01:16:31 PM
http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/b8ab/ (http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/rc/b8ab/)



 [thumbsup]

I love ThinkGeek.


As far as this place being a ghost town, while I can't speak for anyone else:

Work has been (and will continue to be) bizarre

I'm also trying to find a house (finally gave up and I'll be renting this schweet view house in Stevenson... which means I need to move... again... but it's a really cool house)

Now I need to find a washer/dryer for the rental

Need to get in to a doc to get this thing on my tailbone fixed... it really sucks to sit at work all day right now. :P  Apparently whatever they gotta do is gonna take several days to recover, so it's gotta be scheduled in advance.

Trying to maintain the car (needed tires... got those mounted/balanced on my good wheels, now I need to raise the suspension before installing on the car)

Went camping last weekend. [thumbsup]

Took a lady friend for a ride on the SS last weekend as well.  Next time she wants me to go faster.  [evil]  I think that'll be this weekend for her b-day.

And the next three weekends are already booked.

So yeah... dunno about anybody else, but I only have time to read this every few days or so right now.

Hey, at least life ain't boring.  :)


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 17, 2009, 08:20:07 PM
I... was out at a flight test all day in Boardman, OR.

Reminded me of Edwards AFB/Dryden Flight Research Center down in the Mojave... sans the cacti and Joshua trees.  Otherwise, same kind of environment, down to the mountains and windmills in the distance.

Two aircraft, three launches, three recoveries. (one aircraft launched/recovered twice)

Everything worked.

Nothing broke.

Weather was great.

It was a very good day for this airplane nut.  ;D


Didjoo know that some aspects of stealth technology were pioneered at Boardman?  There used to be a radar cross-section model stand out there... seriously, the patches in the asphalt are cut and angled like the doors on the stealth aircraft in order to reduce or eliminate the effect of ground noise on the radar testing.

Yes, I am a total airplane geek, and I'm having a grand time at Insitu.  [thumbsup]


Title: Re: Inane ramblings to avoid thread jacking
Post by: duc_fan on September 17, 2009, 08:45:12 PM
Oh...

So my ladyfriend from Sandy wants to do some more riding.  The SS was just not designed for 2-up.

I really need a bike that I can ride from freaking Hood River to Portland o