Discussion:
Old names...
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Mike W.
2004-04-17 02:56:02 UTC
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When someone replies to me, I save it in a folder in Agent. I was just
looking through the folder for something and noticed I missed a lot of the
"familiar faces" I don't see here anymore.... Scott Aldrich (and his f'ing
trophy:).. Dennis Kennedy (first guy I think of when I ride after
sunset).. Old Hippie... Pony (remember her reply when someone suggested
she help Wes with is "problem"... "be a sport and take one for the
team":), The Witch:), Dave Dude (but Coal Chamber *still* sucks:),
Stewart, Mark Stevens, Murph, Andy, <gasp> Bob:), and the guys with the
cool names: MV Cronk, Volker!, Pekka, Anssi, C3Hammer, Uwe... and of
course, the well thought-out always-helping-you posts of Peter Patton.

I count one we can't get back.. If you know any of these dorks, please
extend an invitation to return.

Mike


--
Mike W.
96 XR400
74 CZ250 Enduro
99 KZ1000P
BRC, AMA, NETRA, NOHVCC, NRA

"Why do they call it Cobra Grass?"
Andy Mullins
2004-04-17 03:25:07 UTC
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You don't see me here anymore? Thats odd, I'm here and I see you. I caught
your reference comparing me to some elk that ejaculates every three minutes
in that other post.
Post by Mike W.
When someone replies to me, I save it in a folder in Agent. I was just
looking through the folder for something and noticed I missed a lot of the
"familiar faces" I don't see here anymore.... Scott Aldrich (and his f'ing
trophy:).. Dennis Kennedy (first guy I think of when I ride after
sunset).. Old Hippie... Pony (remember her reply when someone suggested
she help Wes with is "problem"... "be a sport and take one for the
team":), The Witch:), Dave Dude (but Coal Chamber *still* sucks:),
Stewart, Mark Stevens, Murph, Andy, <gasp> Bob:), and the guys with the
cool names: MV Cronk, Volker!, Pekka, Anssi, C3Hammer, Uwe... and of
course, the well thought-out always-helping-you posts of Peter Patton.
I count one we can't get back.. If you know any of these dorks, please
extend an invitation to return.
Mike
--
Mike W.
96 XR400
74 CZ250 Enduro
99 KZ1000P
BRC, AMA, NETRA, NOHVCC, NRA
"Why do they call it Cobra Grass?"
Wudscrasher
2004-04-17 04:53:24 UTC
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Post by Andy Mullins
I caught
your reference comparing me to some elk that ejaculates every three minutes
in that other post.
YIKES!!! I want to be reincarnated as an elk! Well, getting shot at would
suck....

--CM
WoodsChick
2004-04-17 15:03:36 UTC
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Post by Andy Mullins
You don't see me here anymore? Thats odd, I'm here and I see you. I caught
your reference comparing me to some elk that ejaculates every three minutes
in that other post.
I dunno, but I think maybe he meant Andy Dragon.

Tami-
Mike W.
2004-04-17 16:14:42 UTC
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On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 23:25:07 -0400, "Andy Mullins"
Post by Andy Mullins
You don't see me here anymore? Thats odd, I'm here and I see you. I caught
your reference comparing me to some elk that ejaculates every three minutes
in that other post.
I'm sorry.. both were references to Andy Dragon. I should have used a full
name.

Mike


--
Mike W.
96 XR400
74 CZ250 Enduro
99 KZ1000P
BRC, AMA, NETRA, NOHVCC, NRA

"Why do they call it Cobra Grass?"
Andy Mullins
2004-04-17 22:55:31 UTC
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That makes much more sense. Andy Dragon slipped my mind. I still see him
around other places on the net occasionally.
Post by Mike W.
On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 23:25:07 -0400, "Andy Mullins"
Post by Andy Mullins
You don't see me here anymore? Thats odd, I'm here and I see you. I caught
your reference comparing me to some elk that ejaculates every three minutes
in that other post.
I'm sorry.. both were references to Andy Dragon. I should have used a full
name.
Mike
--
Mike W.
96 XR400
74 CZ250 Enduro
99 KZ1000P
BRC, AMA, NETRA, NOHVCC, NRA
"Why do they call it Cobra Grass?"
dlevy
2004-04-19 14:21:49 UTC
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I made that mistake too.
Post by Andy Mullins
That makes much more sense. Andy Dragon slipped my mind. I still see him
around other places on the net occasionally.
Post by Mike W.
On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 23:25:07 -0400, "Andy Mullins"
Post by Andy Mullins
You don't see me here anymore? Thats odd, I'm here and I see you. I
caught
Post by Mike W.
Post by Andy Mullins
your reference comparing me to some elk that ejaculates every three
minutes
Post by Mike W.
Post by Andy Mullins
in that other post.
I'm sorry.. both were references to Andy Dragon. I should have used a full
name.
Mike
--
Mike W.
96 XR400
74 CZ250 Enduro
99 KZ1000P
BRC, AMA, NETRA, NOHVCC, NRA
"Why do they call it Cobra Grass?"
CrashTestDummy
2004-04-17 04:54:20 UTC
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Post by Mike W.
When someone replies to me, I save it in a folder in Agent. I was just
looking through the folder for something and noticed I missed a lot of the
"familiar faces" I don't see here anymore....
I ain't been around that long, but what happened to "Joker." I
recall him saving a damsel in distress last year and then I didn't see
much more from (or about) him?

Fred B. - DFW Area
'85 RM 250
'81 DT 80
JOKERKX250
2004-04-17 21:49:10 UTC
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Subject: Re: Old names...
Date: 4/17/2004 12:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Post by Mike W.
When someone replies to me, I save it in a folder in Agent. I was just
looking through the folder for something and noticed I missed a lot of the
"familiar faces" I don't see here anymore....
I ain't been around that long, but what happened to "Joker." I
recall him saving a damsel in distress last year and then I didn't see
much more from (or about) him?
Fred B. - DFW Area
'85 RM 250
'81 DT 80
Im still lurking now and then....thanks for remembering my saving of the
damsel(XRconnie).....shes an awesome lady. As for me not posting much...I been
busy with work and home/family stuff....and no riding lately....but alas...its
warm outside....got the mowing done today....so ...maybe get to workin/riding
the bikes tommorow.....sighhhh......been too long for sure.....




JOKER....(Steve)
'98KX250
'00KX80 (Junior's Latest Greatest!!)
'88KX250 (still napping in the basement..)
'88KX60 (time to rebuild!! )
'80Italjet50 ('lil Deano's future ride!!)
"Lets Rock!"
WoodsChick
2004-04-17 15:02:40 UTC
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Post by Mike W.
When someone replies to me, I save it in a folder in Agent. I was just
looking through the folder for something and noticed I missed a lot of the
"familiar faces" I don't see here anymore.... Scott Aldrich (and his f'ing
trophy:).. Dennis Kennedy (first guy I think of when I ride after
sunset).. Old Hippie... Pony (remember her reply when someone suggested
she help Wes with is "problem"... "be a sport and take one for the
team":), The Witch:), Dave Dude (but Coal Chamber *still* sucks:),
Stewart, Mark Stevens, Murph, Andy, <gasp> Bob:), and the guys with the
cool names: MV Cronk, Volker!, Pekka, Anssi, C3Hammer, Uwe... and of
course, the well thought-out always-helping-you posts of Peter Patton.
I count one we can't get back.. If you know any of these dorks, please
extend an invitation to return.
That's a nice thought, Mike.

But I'll bet there's a reason they don't show up any more..
Post by Mike W.
Mike
Tami-
Mike W.
2004-04-17 16:16:39 UTC
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Post by WoodsChick
That's a nice thought, Mike.
Thanks.
Post by WoodsChick
But I'll bet there's a reason they don't show up any more..
You'd bet eh? So what's your theory?
Post by WoodsChick
Mike
Tami-
--
Mike W.
96 XR400
74 CZ250 Enduro
99 KZ1000P
BRC, AMA, NETRA, NOHVCC, NRA

"Why do they call it Cobra Grass?"
Mud
2004-04-18 02:02:37 UTC
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Post by Mike W.
Post by WoodsChick
That's a nice thought, Mike.
Thanks.
Post by WoodsChick
But I'll bet there's a reason they don't show up any more..
You'd bet eh? So what's your theory?
I'll toss one out there.

One frequent pos(t)er suggested that this RMD thingy is really just an
entertainment arena; a "soap opera".
In the good ol' days, it was good enough to have peole share their
thoughts and feelings about riding, wrenching, recreating, just being
who they are. And it was,and is, excellent entertainment when people
allow you to share their life experiences and thoughts. It allows our
mind to grow beyond our own tiny lives. And it was good. It was a soap
opera indeed.
But not good enough for shit stirrers and knuckleheads.
People who alegedly have redeeming qualities try to *spice up* the
newsgroup by taking unprovoked pot shots at people and making joy of
others' differences.
Some people would just rather not share their lives any more. And who
could blame them? Not me.
That old saying about wrestling a pig goes for spectators too.

As I used to say back when I was married and I heard friends arguing,
"I can get this at home". Who wants to watch a bunch of bickering
idiots?

And I wouldn't blame anyone for bailing out on an election year.

It'd be a lot easier to just go away.

Oh shit, Chris Rock is coming on. Time to LMFAO.

Off topic is cool if it's about beer or chicks. Well, or tools, and
various media. Well, it's cool if *I* like it. Otherwise it's unkewl.
Oh, no, I'm sorry. Ethnocentrism is bad.

It's all good.
Never mind.

-dean
Soap opera gigs are, like, lifetime gigs, dewd.

just my $0.02, ptl, ftw,
d
scrape
2004-04-18 02:37:18 UTC
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Post by Mud
One frequent pos(t)er suggested that this RMD thingy is really just an
entertainment arena; a "soap opera".
In the good ol' days, it was good enough to have peole share their
thoughts and feelings about riding, wrenching, recreating, just being
who they are. And it was,and is, excellent entertainment when people
allow you to share their life experiences and thoughts. It allows our
mind to grow beyond our own tiny lives. And it was good. It was a soap
opera indeed.
But not good enough for shit stirrers and knuckleheads.
People who alegedly have redeeming qualities try to *spice up* the
newsgroup by taking unprovoked pot shots at people and making joy of
others' differences.
Some people would just rather not share their lives any more. And who
could blame them? Not me.
That old saying about wrestling a pig goes for spectators too.
As I used to say back when I was married and I heard friends arguing,
"I can get this at home". Who wants to watch a bunch of bickering
idiots?
And I wouldn't blame anyone for bailing out on an election year.
It'd be a lot easier to just go away.
On the other hand (I don't use anything but RMD approved acronyms), there's
not much more boring than a bunch of people sitting around, virtually or
otherwise, nodding their heads in agreement, be it politics, religion or the
virtues of the new 300EXC.

It's easy to let things get out of hand when one conversant is in New
England and the other is in the upper midwest or Lewzeriana or NC or
whatever, but I respect everyone here with possibly one glaring exception.

Hey, I might hate your politics (not yours personally, Dean), but I'm sure I
could sit around and talk bikes or music or drugs in the 70s and 80s or even
politics or religion all night with you, providing beer was involved.

Some folks just get their little feelers hurt too easily. And I'm not
referring to you and McG. Some folks just run to other places where the
talk is basically all technical. Good for them. I find the places like
ThumperTalk and DRN pretty humorless. Good sources of info occasionally,
but boring as a baseball rain delay.

I read a couple of other newsgroups and none can compare to the mix RMD
gets. The flamefests on the other ones get just plain nasty and stupid.

I think there *is* something wrong with group hugs, but I'll buy anyone a
beer(s) regardless of what happens in the lottery.
Post by Mud
Oh shit, Chris Rock is coming on. Time to LMFAO.
Off topic is cool if it's about beer or chicks. Well, or tools, and
various media. Well, it's cool if *I* like it. Otherwise it's unkewl.
Oh, no, I'm sorry. Ethnocentrism is bad.
It's all good.
Never mind.
-dean
Soap opera gigs are, like, lifetime gigs, dewd.
just my $0.02, ptl, ftw,
d
Rex McKinney
2004-04-18 03:19:07 UTC
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Post by scrape
I think there *is* something wrong with group hugs, but I'll buy anyone a
beer(s) regardless of what happens in the lottery.
Hey you have been saying that for awhile and I still don't see a free
beer in my hand!!!!!!

I've been around in the newsgroup for years, started in 96. Very few
that were here then are here now. Levy and Tuner are the only ones that come
to mind. Our sport has some turn over is another reason to look at it.

Rex McKinney
scrape
2004-04-18 06:46:18 UTC
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"Rex McKinney" <***@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:Lsmgc.16662
Post by Rex McKinney
Post by scrape
I think there *is* something wrong with group hugs, but I'll buy anyone a
beer(s) regardless of what happens in the lottery.
Hey you have been saying that for awhile and I still don't see a free
beer in my hand!!!!!!
For me to do the door-to-door thing, there is going to have to be some
lottery help. If you make it out this way, they're on me.
Post by Rex McKinney
I've been around in the newsgroup for years, started in 96. Very few
that were here then are here now. Levy and Tuner are the only ones that come
to mind. Our sport has some turn over is another reason to look at it.
If I had to quit riding for whatever reason, I think I'd still read RMD.
I'm not sure I'd still read the forums at husaberg.org though.
P Masters
2004-04-18 11:57:13 UTC
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Post by Rex McKinney
Post by scrape
I think there *is* something wrong with group hugs, but I'll buy anyone a
beer(s) regardless of what happens in the lottery.
Hey you have been saying that for awhile and I still don't see a free
beer in my hand!!!!!!
I've been around in the newsgroup for years, started in 96. Very few
that were here then are here now. Levy and Tuner are the only ones that come
to mind. Our sport has some turn over is another reason to look at it.
Rex McKinney
I been around since around then too, only my perspective is a little
different.

the real RMD is gone. Dead. Buried. Seth'ed.

It's prime was around 99/00/01

Think back to the days when McGarry ruled supreme. I'm talkin about real
humor, from guys who knew what that meant. Humor with intelligence, with
twists and turns. Dammed unpredictable twists, and then some. Sometimes
for 200+ entertaining posts in a single thread.

I ain't seen that here for a while now. Have you?

Peter
Fred
2004-04-18 15:50:20 UTC
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I joined this group in '98
I have been wanting to meet alot of you since.
This Aug. it will finally happen:)

As for the ones who don't lurk or post here any more,life goes on. May God
bless them and their familes.(even if they don't believe in him)
Fred
'03 WR450F
Brian McG
2004-04-19 05:16:55 UTC
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Post by P Masters
I been around since around then too, only my perspective is a little
different.
the real RMD is gone. Dead. Buried. Seth'ed.
It's prime was around 99/00/01
Think back to the days when McGarry ruled supreme. I'm talkin about real
humor, from guys who knew what that meant. Humor with intelligence, with
twists and turns. Dammed unpredictable twists, and then some. Sometimes
for 200+ entertaining posts in a single thread.
I ain't seen that here for a while now. Have you?
Peter
Yeah that's right! ...No one wants to play anymore....
Bunch of Pussy-Dicks, this lastest crop pf RMDers....Give-em a cross-eyed
glance and they fold-up....No spunk-girlie grudge carriers.


..Muddy boy, sell that pices of krap Gas-Gas and get yourself a spank'in new
KTM special.....


In a town where he was born,
he grew to be a man,
Who rode the mountain side,
and told us of his life,
In the land of KTMs
So we rode into the sun,
Till we found a hill of green,
And we lived above the clouds,
with our orange KTMs.

-chorus-

We all ride an orange KTM
An orange KTM
An orange KTM
We all ride an orange KTM
An orange KTM
An orange KTM

And the Spodes want aboard
Many more of them want'a sing
We all ride an orange KTM...an orange KTM...
john
2004-04-19 12:12:20 UTC
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"Brian McG" <b.com> wrote in message news>
<snipped whining drively taunt bait>
Post by Brian McG
glance and they fold-up....No spunk-girlie grudge carriers.
that's it
<set's down coffee cup>
i'm coming to where you breath
<cause that's where you keep the toys>
i'm leaving only bullet holes
<boyscout rule>
& taking pictures
<of your daughters, since your mug would break the lens>
i'm bringing a spare gas for Frank Booth
<cause his memory sucks>
i'm going to violate your KTM
<put a real seat on it so i can sit down>
john
did the snow melt yet up north?
<cause i got delicate skin>
Brian McG
2004-04-19 14:37:35 UTC
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Post by john
did the snow melt yet up north?
<cause i got delicate skin>
Yep...I'm busy get'in the summer toys ready....85 degrees out yesterday.

Damn jet-ski...had a new impellor put in by the dealer.
Took it out on the lake....lasted 10 seconds before it jammed again....front
shock leaking on the KX....Mule needs a new battery....moto-jack-rack
leaking fluid....
flat tyre on small three place motorcycle trailer.....
Cargo trailer needs new tyres....ski boat has a bent shaft and busted
prop...put piers in....waders leaked....the list goes on and on...Can't
imagine how I use'ta do all of this stuff when I had a job and was raising 4
kids....oh yeah, I didn't have all the silly krap then.
john
2004-04-19 15:07:53 UTC
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Post by Brian McG
Post by john
did the snow melt yet up north?
<cause i got delicate skin>
Yep...I'm busy get'in the summer toys ready....85 degrees out yesterday.
<snip tail of too many sparkplugs to maintain>

so, do i wait till you fix everything....
or bring a big bag of tools
john
busy fixing my own lot of mishaps
vlj
2004-04-19 15:24:56 UTC
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"Brian McG" <***@zippie.com> sez:

<snip> Damn jet-ski ... jammed again ... shock leaking ... new battery ...
moto-jack-rack ... leaking fluid ... flat ... bent shaft ... busted ... prop
... waders leaked ... <snip>

Turnshitz(reg. tm). Def: - Usually temporary affliction (may become
permanent in rare acute cases) characterized as being similar to the fabled
"Midas Touch". However, results are soft 'n brown rather than golden and
not near as pleasing to the beholder. Homeopathic treatments include
treating patient with beer until symptoms abate or their too slobbering
drunk to screw anything else up ...

Good entropy to ya,
VLJ
--
Craig Faison
2004-04-19 15:39:49 UTC
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Post by vlj
Turnshitz(reg. tm). Def: - Usually temporary affliction (may become
permanent in rare acute cases) characterized as being similar to the fabled
"Midas Touch". However, results are soft 'n brown rather than golden and
not near as pleasing to the beholder. Homeopathic treatments include
treating patient with beer until symptoms abate or their too slobbering
drunk to screw anything else up ...
How timely! I had a turnshitz weekend... nothing went right.

I haven't pinched a tube while mounting tires in a long time. I put 3
freaking holes in the tube while trying to mount a street tire on the
front of my xr100 to road race it. Ran out of patches and couldn't
continue. Gotta be the big fat bead on the street tire and the fact that
the tire is too big for the rim anyway.

That's gotta be it.

Craig
IdaSpode
2004-04-19 16:26:44 UTC
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Post by Craig Faison
Post by vlj
Turnshitz(reg. tm). Def: - Usually temporary affliction (may become
How timely! I had a turnshitz weekend... nothing went right.
I haven't pinched a tube while mounting tires in a long time. I put 3
freaking holes in the tube while trying to mount a street tire on the
front of my xr100 to road race it. Ran out of patches and couldn't
continue. Gotta be the big fat bead on the street tire and the fact that
the tire is too big for the rim anyway.
Strange, the only time in recent history that I've fubared a tube was
while doing a front tire for an XR100, ripped the crap outa it...
Post by Craig Faison
That's gotta be it.
At least we have a name for it now.
Post by Craig Faison
Craig
David '04 KTM 200EXC
djones<at>LSidaho.com
http://www.motosports-boise.com/rmd
Craig Faison
2004-04-19 17:42:36 UTC
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Post by IdaSpode
Strange, the only time in recent history that I've fubared a tube was
while doing a front tire for an XR100, ripped the crap outa it...
I didn't have any trouble at all when I mounted the front knobby last year
or so. This tire is killing me though. I thought/think it is because of
the larger bead and the lack of real estate in the skinny rim. None of the
shops that are open today have 19" tubes in stock and I'm itching to get
it sorted out. The local big dealer is closed on Mondays which bugs the
crap out of me seeing as how they're not a race oriented shop.
Post by IdaSpode
At least we have a name for it now.
Yeah, thanks VLJ, I've been dealing with that nameless issue all of my
life. Now to find a support group.

Craig
Brian McG
2004-04-19 23:41:16 UTC
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Post by Craig Faison
How timely! I had a turnshitz weekend... nothing went right.
Yep it keeps coming....went to grease the wheel barr'ing on the dirt bike
trailer....Barr'ings turnedshitz from rust.
dlevy
2004-04-19 15:38:25 UTC
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I have the exact problem.

I lost three months of krap maintenance after the arrival of the bundle of
screaming joy. Everything died. No oils were changed. I have done nothing
but work on krap every weekend (well... and ride) for two months. I now
only fix things that are broken *and* essential. I don't even have very
much krap but what I do have is old.

I can't believe you raised four kids...... btw, my kid is better than
yours. She is above 95% on height and weight....... doh!
Post by Brian McG
Yep...I'm busy get'in the summer toys ready....85 degrees out yesterday.
Damn jet-ski...had a new impellor put in by the dealer.
Took it out on the lake....lasted 10 seconds before it jammed
again....front
Post by Brian McG
shock leaking on the KX....Mule needs a new battery....moto-jack-rack
leaking fluid....
flat tyre on small three place motorcycle trailer.....
Cargo trailer needs new tyres....ski boat has a bent shaft and busted
prop...put piers in....waders leaked....the list goes on and on...Can't
imagine how I use'ta do all of this stuff when I had a job and was raising 4
kids....oh yeah, I didn't have all the silly krap then.
Mike W.
2004-04-19 20:22:02 UTC
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Post by dlevy
btw, my kid is better than
yours. She is above 95% on height and weight....... doh!
Mine was too, and she's in Algebra 2 Honors in 8th grade. Kicking ass, and
math is her worst subject. What was your kid's APGAR? Mine was a nine and
when confronted three different times he could not defend the point off.
She kicked ass in all five categories and given my preparation, I'll bet I
could assign APGAR's as well as anyone in my shit area code. Probably just
some dick that doesn't give out "A's"... they're the scum of the grading
world.

M


--
Mike W.
96 XR400
74 CZ250 Enduro
99 KZ1000P
BRC, AMA, NETRA, NOHVCC, NRA

"Why do they call it Cobra Grass?"
HardWorkingDog
2004-04-19 20:43:23 UTC
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Post by Mike W.
Post by dlevy
btw, my kid is better than
yours. She is above 95% on height and weight....... doh!
Mine was too, and she's in Algebra 2 Honors in 8th grade. Kicking ass, and
math is her worst subject. What was your kid's APGAR? Mine was a nine and
when confronted three different times he could not defend the point off.
She kicked ass in all five categories and given my preparation, I'll bet I
could assign APGAR's as well as anyone in my shit area code. Probably just
some dick that doesn't give out "A's"... they're the scum of the grading
world.
My kid was voted hairiest boy in 6th grade. (not making this up, as if I'd
want to.)
--
Charles
'99 YZF600R
'99 YZ250
Brian McG
2004-04-20 00:07:52 UTC
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Post by HardWorkingDog
My kid was voted hairiest boy in 6th grade. (not making this up, as if I'd
want to.)
Did the girls vote?
Brian McG
2004-04-19 23:36:51 UTC
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Post by dlevy
I can't believe you raised four kids......
neither can I.....at least none of them played soccer...watching them play
in all the other ball sports was bad enough....I hate ball sports.
Post by dlevy
btw, my kid is better than
yours. She is above 95% on height and weight....... doh!
So yesterday I went to see oldest daughter's new house.....it's in the top
1%.....she hates ball sports too.
Jim Hall
2004-04-20 18:50:51 UTC
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Post by Brian McG
Damn jet-ski...had a new impellor put in by the dealer.
Took it out on the lake....lasted 10 seconds before it jammed again....front
shock leaking on the KX....Mule needs a new battery....moto-jack-rack
leaking fluid....
flat tyre on small three place motorcycle trailer.....
Cargo trailer needs new tyres....ski boat has a bent shaft and busted
prop...put piers in....waders leaked....the list goes on and on...Can't
imagine how I use'ta do all of this stuff when I had a job and was raising 4
kids....oh yeah, I didn't have all the silly krap then.
I live off the water system, and have to haul water (drilling a well
through 1500 or so feet of basalt where I live would cost far more
than my house). A wheel bearing went south on the water trailer last
Friday night and I spit a wheel off into parts unknown. Ruined the
axle. Don't ask me how I managed to bring 2 tons of water home on
three out of four wheels, plus a broken suspension link, and not
notice anything, but...

So the immediate problem was to get the trailer fixed before we ran
through the 1000 gallons or so of water we had on hand. Luckily my
next door neighbor was able to come up with a "new" trailer axle in
his junk pile of a backyard (I bitch about having to look at it, but
there are advantages.) He finished welding everything up yesterday,
and I got the tank reinstalled last night.

Now I can go back to griping at the wife for all the dirty laundry.

Jim Hall
520 EXC and others
turning Money into Noise...
john
2004-04-20 19:09:26 UTC
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speaking of old duffer's.... & old trailers....
just finished mounting a new set of springs
on the in-law's (was his dad's) trailer....
what's up with all of this??? steel prices go up
about 60% and i'm out shopping leaf springs...
john

"Jim Hall" <
Post by Jim Hall
Jim Hall
520 EXC and others
turning Money into Noise...
Brian McG
2004-04-20 21:52:05 UTC
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Jim I had no idea what "I live off the water system" meant until I read your
whole post.
Is that common in your part of world.
I thought water was almost free, like the air.
Post by Jim Hall
I live off the water system, and have to haul water (drilling a well
through 1500 or so feet of basalt where I live would cost far more
than my house). A wheel bearing went south on the water trailer last
Friday night and I spit a wheel off into parts unknown. Ruined the
axle. Don't ask me how I managed to bring 2 tons of water home on
three out of four wheels, plus a broken suspension link, and not
notice anything, but...
So the immediate problem was to get the trailer fixed before we ran
through the 1000 gallons or so of water we had on hand. Luckily my
next door neighbor was able to come up with a "new" trailer axle in
his junk pile of a backyard (I bitch about having to look at it, but
there are advantages.) He finished welding everything up yesterday,
and I got the tank reinstalled last night.
Now I can go back to griping at the wife for all the dirty laundry.
Jim Hall
520 EXC and others
turning Money into Noise...
Jim Hall
2004-04-21 00:22:52 UTC
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Post by Brian McG
Jim I had no idea what "I live off the water system" meant until I read your
whole post.
Is that common in your part of world.
I thought water was almost free, like the air.
Relatively common in this rather local area. I live on a volcanic
plateau, and water where I'm at is pretty far down, through lava
rock. The local Doney Park Water system stops about a half mile from
my house. I could spend about $40k to extend a line out. This would
give me the privilege of paying high rates for a slightly odd tasting
liquid with sometimes surly customer service. So I haul from the City
of Flagstaff for about $2.80 per 550 gallon tank.. I have a lot of
neighbors who live beyond me, and they haul too. Most semi-rural
areas around here have similar water-supply issues, although there are
some isolated perched water tables in Parks. Needless to say, lawns
aren't a real popular item around here.

Plus most of the Native Americans have to haul out to the reservation.

So water is almost free, it's carrying it back to your casa that's
sometimes a problem. A lot of folks just keep water tanks more or less
permanently installed in their pickup beds. This would be convenient -
I could just stop off on the way home every other day or so - but
there would be no room for motorcycles, or other manly crap. Thus I
keep the trailer around.

When my daughter first started to drive, she thought hauling water was
kewl. That lasted for maybe a week.

Jim Hall
520 EXC and others
turning Money into Noise...
IdaSpode
2004-04-21 02:03:35 UTC
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On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 17:22:52 -0700, Jim Hall
Post by Jim Hall
Post by Brian McG
Jim I had no idea what "I live off the water system" meant until I read your
whole post.
Is that common in your part of world.
I thought water was almost free, like the air.
Not out West it ain't, more like gold...

<snip Jim's whole post>
Post by Jim Hall
Jim Hall
IdaDrought
john
2004-04-21 02:59:31 UTC
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air ain't anywhere near free
the1990 clean air act cost a whole bundle
john
Post by Brian McG
Jim I had no idea what "I live off the water system" meant until I read your
whole post.
Is that common in your part of world.
I thought water was almost free, like the air.
Post by Jim Hall
I live off the water system, and have to haul water (drilling a well
through 1500 or so feet of basalt where I live would cost far more
than my house). A wheel bearing went south on the water trailer last
Friday night and I spit a wheel off into parts unknown. Ruined the
axle. Don't ask me how I managed to bring 2 tons of water home on
three out of four wheels, plus a broken suspension link, and not
notice anything, but...
So the immediate problem was to get the trailer fixed before we ran
through the 1000 gallons or so of water we had on hand. Luckily my
next door neighbor was able to come up with a "new" trailer axle in
his junk pile of a backyard (I bitch about having to look at it, but
there are advantages.) He finished welding everything up yesterday,
and I got the tank reinstalled last night.
Now I can go back to griping at the wife for all the dirty laundry.
Jim Hall
520 EXC and others
turning Money into Noise...
Mud
2004-04-21 06:49:55 UTC
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Post by john
air ain't anywhere near free
the1990 clean air act cost a whole bundle
john
What is the cost of dirty air?

-dean
glad I'm not a fish
s***@nc.rr.com
2004-04-21 13:58:22 UTC
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Post by Mud
Post by john
air ain't anywhere near free
the1990 clean air act cost a whole bundle
john
What is the cost of dirty air?
50¢. Pay up, bitch. Wait a minute. I ride a four stroke. I don't
have any dirty air. Except on burrito night.
DirtCrashr
2004-04-21 15:12:14 UTC
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Post by Mud
What is the cost of dirty air?
Acid-rain and some of the most beautiful sunsets over Los Angeles in
decades, now just a lingerign memory. :-) (...also brought to you by
Krakatoa and his pals)

But who pays for it? The Idle Rich can always go to Switzerland...
Post by Mud
-dean
glad I'm not a fish
Better to be a dolphin or something like that, they eat fish! :-)

-keith
Mud
2004-04-22 00:16:49 UTC
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Post by DirtCrashr
Post by Mud
-dean
glad I'm not a fish
Better to be a dolphin or something like that, they eat fish! :-)
Well, yeah. They don't have to breathe that nasty water. They are
like, totally mammalian. I just like saying blowhole.
Still, the dolphin and the osprey have to eat polluted fish.

My buddy and I drove by the boat launch yesterday and saw all the
signs warning not to eat large bluefish, not to eat shellfish, not to
take certain other kinds of overfished stuff...

The Ocean Is The Ultimate Solution - FZ

-dean
top o' the food chain - nice NY strip with a couple #9s tonight.
DirtCrashr
2004-04-22 05:17:19 UTC
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Post by Mud
Post by DirtCrashr
Better to be a dolphin or something like that, they eat fish! :-)
Well, yeah. They don't have to breathe that nasty water. They are
like, totally mammalian. I just like saying blowhole.
Still, the dolphin and the osprey have to eat polluted fish.
Pretty common here to know you don't eat fish caught out of the Bay...
Post by Mud
My buddy and I drove by the boat launch yesterday and saw all the
signs warning not to eat large bluefish, not to eat shellfish, not to
take certain other kinds of overfished stuff...
Some of that is totally natural and seasonal, fish do things and
clams do things on a cycle - red tide is not man made..
Post by Mud
The Ocean Is The Ultimate Solution - FZ
With a pinch of salt!! Kosher sea-salt!
Post by Mud
-dean
top o' the food chain - nice NY strip with a couple #9s tonight.
Watch out for Mad Cow, or whatever the latest beef-scare (any-scare)
on the TV is!

Skys Fallin'

Vote Democrat, they want to preserve your right to ride dirtbikes!
Mud
2004-04-22 19:11:00 UTC
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Post by DirtCrashr
Post by Mud
Post by DirtCrashr
Better to be a dolphin or something like that, they eat fish! :-)
Well, yeah. They don't have to breathe that nasty water. They are
like, totally mammalian. I just like saying blowhole.
Still, the dolphin and the osprey have to eat polluted fish.
Pretty common here to know you don't eat fish caught out of the Bay...
Yeah, the Long Island Sound is dirty from years of having NYC's
garbage dumped, several major rivers that feed it crud, and a natural
configuration that doesn't change the water with the ocean enough.
Post by DirtCrashr
Post by Mud
My buddy and I drove by the boat launch yesterday and saw all the
signs warning not to eat large bluefish, not to eat shellfish, not to
take certain other kinds of overfished stuff...
Some of that is totally natural and seasonal, fish do things and
clams do things on a cycle - red tide is not man made..
PCBs from the Housatonic River, alegedly mostly from Massachusets'
industries.
Also PCP from the streets of New York and THC from Vermont and New
Hampshire.
Connecticut's children pee in the water at the beach. They just don't
listen.

Clams and fish on a cycle. That's funny. How do they hold the
handlebars?

Oh, you mean they are in a cyclical pattern. That still leaves a rude
clam joke, now doesn't it?
Post by DirtCrashr
Vote Democrat, they want to preserve your right to ride dirtbikes!
I earned a purple sprocket.
I posted my dental exam records on vote4deano.com to prove it.

-dean
how many roads?
DirtCrashr
2004-04-23 02:01:19 UTC
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Post by Mud
PCBs from the Housatonic River, alegedly mostly from Massachusets'
industries.
Also PCP from the streets of New York and THC from Vermont and New
Hampshire.
Connecticut's children pee in the water at the beach. They just don't
listen.
Hooker chemical, I know the kid (guy now) who's dad did the deal and
sold the Love Canal property. They had to leave the East coast and
they came out here. Thanks a bunch...
Post by Mud
Clams and fish on a cycle. That's funny. How do they hold the
handlebars?
Waht's that jok about a fish and a bicycle? A clam's just a bivalve
so if it's on a cycle it's a PMS clam?
Post by Mud
Oh, you mean they are in a cyclical pattern. That still leaves a rude
clam joke, now doesn't it?
Beards...
Post by Mud
Post by DirtCrashr
Vote Democrat, they want to preserve your right to ride dirtbikes!
I earned a purple sprocket.
I posted my dental exam records on vote4deano.com to prove it.
Purple sprockets and silver stars, preferrably someone else's...
Post by Mud
-dean
how many roads?
Before...?

-keith
Mud
2004-04-23 10:54:18 UTC
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Post by DirtCrashr
A clam's just a bivalve
so if it's on a cycle it's a PMS clam?
If it holds its valves high enough, it could be an overhead clam.
Mike W.
2004-04-23 18:23:21 UTC
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Post by Mud
Post by DirtCrashr
Some of that is totally natural and seasonal, fish do things and
clams do things on a cycle - red tide is not man made..
PCBs from the Housatonic River, alegedly mostly from Massachusets'
industries.
Also PCP from the streets of New York and THC from Vermont and New
Hampshire.
Connecticut's children pee in the water at the beach. They just don't
listen.
Some bad stuff. Some likely overblown. What's just as bad as this is the
hysterical uninformed policy over-reaction based on shit science that hurt
others. More people get permanent life-fuckings from do-gooder hysteria
than ever happens in real world "insults" to nature. Not to downplay some
big fuckups that came out of an era when less was known about some of
these issues... but the eco-utopians blow this shit beyond out of
proportion. They need to be held in check at least as much as those they
are claiming that are causing the sky to fall.


--
Mike W.
96 XR400
74 CZ250 Enduro
99 KZ1000P
BRC, AMA, NETRA, NOHVCC, NRA

"Why do they call it Cobra Grass?"
HardWorkingDog
2004-04-23 18:26:28 UTC
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Post by Mike W.
Post by Mud
Post by DirtCrashr
Some of that is totally natural and seasonal, fish do things and
clams do things on a cycle - red tide is not man made..
PCBs from the Housatonic River, alegedly mostly from Massachusets'
industries.
Also PCP from the streets of New York and THC from Vermont and New
Hampshire.
Connecticut's children pee in the water at the beach. They just don't
listen.
Some bad stuff. Some likely overblown. What's just as bad as this is the
hysterical uninformed policy over-reaction based on shit science that hurt
others. More people get permanent life-fuckings from do-gooder hysteria
than ever happens in real world "insults" to nature. Not to downplay some
big fuckups that came out of an era when less was known about some of
these issues... but the eco-utopians blow this shit beyond out of
proportion. They need to be held in check at least as much as those they
are claiming that are causing the sky to fall.
Have you been on vacation? You sound so...peaceful.
--
Charles
'99 YZF600R
'99 YZ250
Mike W.
2004-04-25 18:50:59 UTC
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Post by HardWorkingDog
Have you been on vacation? You sound so...peaceful.
I wish. I accept that the constellation of idiots around me is expanding
monumentally faster than they can be fixed and that we've gone over the
hump re: the end of civilization. Plus right now, I'm having about the
best glass of chocolate milk I've ever had in my life.

Mike



--
Mike W.
96 XR400
74 CZ250 Enduro
99 KZ1000P
BRC, AMA, NETRA, NOHVCC, NRA

"Why do they call it Cobra Grass?"

Mud
2004-04-19 17:05:54 UTC
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Post by Brian McG
Post by P Masters
I been around since around then too, only my perspective is a little
different.
the real RMD is gone. Dead. Buried. Seth'ed.
It's prime was around 99/00/01
Think back to the days when McGarry ruled supreme. I'm talkin about real
humor, from guys who knew what that meant. Humor with intelligence, with
twists and turns. Dammed unpredictable twists, and then some. Sometimes
for 200+ entertaining posts in a single thread.
I ain't seen that here for a while now. Have you?
Peter
Yeah that's right! ...No one wants to play anymore....
Bunch of Pussy-Dicks, this lastest crop pf RMDers....Give-em a cross-eyed
glance and they fold-up....No spunk-girlie grudge carriers.
No grudge. I just don't trust you any more.
I thought we were friends <sniffle>.
With friends like you, who needs enemas?
Post by Brian McG
..Muddy boy,
<Daffy Duck voice on> My name is Mud. And remember, Mud spelled backwards is dum.
Post by Brian McG
sell that pices of krap Gas-Gas and get yourself a spank'in new
KTM special.....
Nah. No need for me to keep up with the Joneses. Uh, so to speak.

I love my bike. I need tires.
Post by Brian McG
In a town where he was born,
he grew to be a man,
Who rode the mountain side,
and told us of his life,
In the land of KTMs
So we rode into the sun,
Till we found a hill of green,
And we lived above the clouds,
with our orange KTMs.
-chorus-
We all ride an orange KTM
An orange KTM
An orange KTM
We all ride an orange KTM
An orange KTM
An orange KTM
And the Spodes want aboard
Many more of them want'a sing
We all ride an orange KTM...an orange KTM...
B

has nobody mentioned Smel?

-dean
wondering, recently, about the political implications of riding a Spanish bike.
Brian McG
2004-04-19 23:48:15 UTC
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Post by Mud
No grudge. I just don't trust you any more.
I thought we were friends <sniffle>.
With friends like you, who needs enemas?
Hey Muddy, look around at this bunch of Lewzers.....I AM YOUR BEST FRIEND
HERE...
YOU CAN TRUST ME!!! I CALL THEM LIKE I SEE THEM.
Post by Mud
Nah. No need for me to keep up with the Joneses. Uh, so to speak.
Like the Joneses reference....
Mud
2004-04-21 01:47:00 UTC
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Post by Brian McG
I AM YOUR BEST FRIEND
HERE...
I thought we weren't going to "come out" until 2005. You are such a bitch.
Tim O
2004-04-18 20:29:37 UTC
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On Sun, 18 Apr 2004 03:19:07 GMT, "Rex McKinney"
Post by Rex McKinney
I've been around in the newsgroup for years, started in 96. Very few
that were here then are here now. Levy and Tuner are the only ones that come
to mind. Our sport has some turn over is another reason to look at it.
I've been reading since 96, oldest post I can find with my old e-mail
address is March of 97 (with an immediate reply from none other than
High Lord Gomer).
I don't really get into much of the "life" discussion, I work like a
dog through all of the get togethers, and I've had about 5 different
e-mail addresses/names in that time, so I'm not offended that nobody
remembers me.

I'm just gonna go over here in this corner and sulk now, OK?
Tim O
2004-04-18 21:03:13 UTC
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Post by Tim O
I've been reading since 96, oldest post I can find with my old e-mail
address is March of 97 (with an immediate reply from none other than
High Lord Gomer).
Sorry to reply to my own thread, but I dug around and found my real
first post. This was from before I had web access. Local guy provided
free Usenet access from a BBS called Hal's Muffler Palace.

(PS... I never did solve this problem and ended up selling the DR!)

From: Tim O. (***@overture.pha.pa.us)
Subject: Wash-out/DR350ES

View this article only
Newsgroups: rec.motorcycles.dirt
Date: 1996/04/27

I have a DR350S, and the front seems to wash with little warning. Has
anyone else experienced/cured this on their DR? I replaced the
worthless
stock tires with knobbies, and while improving the grip, the bike
still
displays the same trait... Leaned over, the front will slide with
little
warning. Its pretty scary.
Is it just the weight of the DR? (My other bike is a KDX200)
Will a certain tire minimize the trait?
I prefer a dirt-oriented tire, since the bike is used for about 85%
off road.
Thanks!
Tim (***@overture.pha.pa.us)
Craig Faison
2004-04-19 17:48:14 UTC
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Post by Tim O
(PS... I never did solve this problem and ended up selling the DR!)
FWIW, Jim Cook was telling a story at WUDI about a DR that handled
similarly for him. He said that having the suspension done (Drew Smith at
WER did it IIRC) made it a whole new bike that handled properly.

My XR650L does this... it's annoying, but I don't typically ride it hard
enough for it to be a real issue.

Craig
NotClauswitz
2004-04-18 23:29:17 UTC
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Post by Tim O
I've been reading since 96, oldest post I can find with my old e-mail
address is March of 97 (with an immediate reply from none other than
High Lord Gomer).
I don't really get into much of the "life" discussion, I work like a
dog through all of the get togethers, and I've had about 5 different
e-mail addresses/names in that time, so I'm not offended that nobody
remembers me.
I'm just gonna go over here in this corner and sulk now, OK?
Instant Idiot, just add Motorcycle - sure I remember you, I figured
you were on a bigger orbit than RMD - a different regulation of
passagemaking. I think you helped me make sense about buying the
XR400 and what to expect or not expect - and it worked.

-keith
Rex McKinney
2004-04-18 23:59:30 UTC
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I have remember more names too, sorry for those left out I was on pain
meds from having a tooth removed. But lots are now gone.

Rex McKinney
Mike Baxter
2004-04-19 00:24:58 UTC
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On Sun, 18 Apr 2004 23:59:30 GMT, "Rex McKinney"
Post by Rex McKinney
I have remember more names too, sorry for those left out I was on pain
meds from having a tooth removed. But lots are now gone.
Rex McKinney
RMDers or teeth. ;-)

Mike Baxter
john
2004-04-19 00:54:18 UTC
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Post by Tim O
e-mail addresses/names in that time, so I'm not offended that nobody
remembers me.
I'm just gonna go over here in this corner and sulk now, OK?
~96-97
Psst i do
but i spent more time over at the jetski group....
john
i miss fast Freddie's tag lines
Mud
2004-04-18 16:49:22 UTC
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Post by scrape
Post by Mud
"I can get this at home". Who wants to watch a bunch of bickering
idiots?
And I wouldn't blame anyone for bailing out on an election year.
It'd be a lot easier to just go away.
On the other hand (I don't use anything but RMD approved acronyms)
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Post by scrape
, there's
not much more boring than a bunch of people sitting around, virtually or
otherwise, nodding their heads in agreement, be it politics, religion or the
virtues of the new 300EXC.
Orange is an ugly color. And who the fnck was #38 back in 2002,
wearing green and blue Oneal gear on a friggin' orange bike? He's
ruining the color composition of my painting <sound of small infant
crying>. Clearly this was before Queer Eye straightened out the color
sensibilities over at PoserX. I hope Chad Reed has been boning up
(NTTAWWT) on his color theory. It's a risky move just in the name of
style. He's so metro.
Post by scrape
It's easy to let things get out of hand when one conversant is in New
England and the other is in the upper midwest or Lewzeriana or NC or
whatever,
Well, this is the beauty of unmoderated speech. And it's not up to
somebody else here to let or not let something get out of control.
Nobody has a shiny Moderator badge. Most everybody from everywhere
seems to know their own way to be decent people. Cheese is no excuse
for fart stains.

And trust me, if you go and stand up for a friend, you just hijack the
thread and get sucked into the vortex of flames.
Post by scrape
but I respect everyone here with possibly one glaring exception.
He didn't mean to kill the gorilla. The friggin' paparatzi were
chasing them
Post by scrape
Hey, I might hate your politics (not yours personally, Dean), but I'm sure I
could sit around and talk bikes or music or drugs in the 70s and 80s or even
politics or religion all night with you, providing beer was involved.
Beer is proof that God loves us.
Post by scrape
Some folks just get their little feelers hurt too easily.
Unfortunately, that makes them (us) easy targets.
Post by scrape
And I'm not
referring to you and McG.
<imagine the scene; a makeshift ring at baumgartner campground, ropes
strung between the pines, sandy ground, cheering drunken spodes, and
there's me and McGarry, wearing No Fear loincloths and each armed with
a sprocket and a chain. I'm cheating, I'm using Deeney's sprocket.>
Post by scrape
Some folks just run to other places where the
talk is basically all technical. Good for them.
I skip most of the technical stuff. Then I ask really dumb FAQs.
Post by scrape
I find the places like
ThumperTalk and DRN pretty humorless. Good sources of info occasionally,
but boring as a baseball rain delay.
Thumper the rabbit?
I thought DRN was run by Satan, or some other power freak. Who goes
there?
I always get the info I need here. I'm glad Tuna is back. He was gone
for a while.
Post by scrape
I read a couple of other newsgroups and none can compare to the mix RMD
gets. The flamefests on the other ones get just plain nasty and stupid.
Ours are better than just plain.
Post by scrape
I think there *is* something wrong with group hugs, but I'll buy anyone a
beer(s) regardless of what happens in the lottery.
Did you see that disturbing hot tub picture?
Post by scrape
Post by Mud
Oh shit, Chris Rock is coming on. Time to LMFAO.
That was pretty good. He's a funny dude. "Married and bored, or single
and lonely. That's yo' choices."

-dean
S&L
Jeff Deeney
2004-04-18 17:30:43 UTC
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Post by Mud
Beer is proof that God loves us.
I'll toast to that.
Post by Mud
Post by scrape
And I'm not
referring to you and McG.
<imagine the scene; a makeshift ring at baumgartner campground, ropes
strung between the pines, sandy ground, cheering drunken spodes, and
there's me and McGarry, wearing No Fear loincloths and each armed with
a sprocket and a chain. I'm cheating, I'm using Deeney's sprocket.>
Someone help me get this Damn Star Trek fight music out of
my head

Bom bom bom
ba da bom
ba da bom

What's with this fixation on my sprocket? And why do I
have to fight Spock?

-Jeffrey Deeney- ©2004 DoD#0498 NCTR UTMA BRC COHVCO AMA
***@c om c ast d ot net '99 ATK 260LQ-Stink Wheels '94
XR650L-DreamSickle
We don't stop riding because we get old, we get old because we stop riding.
scrape
2004-04-18 23:54:31 UTC
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Post by Mud
Post by scrape
On the other hand (I don't use anything but RMD approved acronyms)
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Even if there is, I just don't care, and that's the point. Sorta.
Post by Mud
Post by scrape
, there's
not much more boring than a bunch of people sitting around, virtually or
otherwise, nodding their heads in agreement, be it politics, religion or the
virtues of the new 300EXC.
Orange is an ugly color. And who the fnck was #38 back in 2002,
wearing green and blue Oneal gear on a friggin' orange bike?
Wasn't it one of the Keith Johnsons? The guy that rode on Dowd's team? He
was pretty fast if I remember correctly.

He's
Post by Mud
ruining the color composition of my painting <sound of small infant
crying>. Clearly this was before Queer Eye straightened out the color
sensibilities over at PoserX. I hope Chad Reed has been boning up
(NTTAWWT) on his color theory. It's a risky move just in the name of
style. He's so metro.
Reed has been quoted as saying that the Yamaha is by far the best bike out
there. Of course, that could be rah rah shit.
Post by Mud
Post by scrape
It's easy to let things get out of hand when one conversant is in New
England and the other is in the upper midwest or Lewzeriana or NC or
whatever,
Well, this is the beauty of unmoderated speech. And it's not up to
somebody else here to let or not let something get out of control.
Nobody has a shiny Moderator badge. Most everybody from everywhere
seems to know their own way to be decent people. Cheese is no excuse
for fart stains.
I hate to see fart stains drive anyone away. Is there anything wrong with
fart stains?
Post by Mud
And trust me, if you go and stand up for a friend, you just hijack the
thread and get sucked into the vortex of flames.
Sometimes you just gotta.
Post by Mud
Post by scrape
but I respect everyone here with possibly one glaring exception.
He didn't mean to kill the gorilla. The friggin' paparatzi were
chasing them
Wrong guy. This one wears a permanent shit stain.
Post by Mud
Post by scrape
Hey, I might hate your politics (not yours personally, Dean), but I'm sure I
could sit around and talk bikes or music or drugs in the 70s and 80s or even
politics or religion all night with you, providing beer was involved.
Beer is proof that God loves us.
I have that t-shirt.
Post by Mud
Post by scrape
Some folks just get their little feelers hurt too easily.
Unfortunately, that makes them (us) easy targets.
Rx: more beer.
Post by Mud
Post by scrape
And I'm not
referring to you and McG.
<imagine the scene; a makeshift ring at baumgartner campground, ropes
strung between the pines, sandy ground, cheering drunken spodes, and
there's me and McGarry, wearing No Fear loincloths and each armed with
a sprocket and a chain. I'm cheating, I'm using Deeney's sprocket.>
Getting dangerously close to "there IS something wrong with that".
Post by Mud
Post by scrape
Some folks just run to other places where the
talk is basically all technical. Good for them.
I skip most of the technical stuff. Then I ask really dumb FAQs.
Post by scrape
I find the places like
ThumperTalk and DRN pretty humorless. Good sources of info
occasionally,
Post by Mud
Post by scrape
but boring as a baseball rain delay.
Thumper the rabbit?
I thought DRN was run by Satan, or some other power freak. Who goes
there?
I always get the info I need here. I'm glad Tuna is back. He was gone
for a while.
Some folks hit all the Web sites. Some folks have way more spare time than
I do. I envy them.
Post by Mud
Post by scrape
I read a couple of other newsgroups and none can compare to the mix RMD
gets. The flamefests on the other ones get just plain nasty and stupid.
Ours are better than just plain.
Then there's no reason to ever leave.
Post by Mud
Post by scrape
I think there *is* something wrong with group hugs, but I'll buy anyone a
beer(s) regardless of what happens in the lottery.
Did you see that disturbing hot tub picture?
No, and I think I'd be pretty happy to keep it that way. I think.
Post by Mud
Post by scrape
Post by Mud
Oh shit, Chris Rock is coming on. Time to LMFAO.
That was pretty good. He's a funny dude. "Married and bored, or single
and lonely. That's yo' choices."
I've always gone for "fat, drunk and happy".
WoodsChick
2004-04-19 02:25:42 UTC
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Post by Mike W.
Post by WoodsChick
That's a nice thought, Mike.
Thanks.
Post by WoodsChick
But I'll bet there's a reason they don't show up any more..
You'd bet eh? So what's your theory?
Well, at the risk of coming off sounding like a "gang of two,"...what Dean said.

I like it here...
Post by Mike W.
Post by WoodsChick
Mike
Tami-
-jc
2004-04-20 00:36:28 UTC
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Post by Mike W.
Post by WoodsChick
But I'll bet there's a reason they don't show up any more..
You'd bet eh? So what's your theory?
Come on, you're not that dense.
--
-Jeff
-
-KTM200exc
-WKX250
.................... then again, what do I know.
Wes
2004-04-19 04:49:38 UTC
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Post by Mike W.
When someone replies to me, I save it in a folder in Agent. I was just
looking through the folder for something and noticed I missed a lot of the
"familiar faces" I don't see here anymore.... Scott Aldrich (and his f'ing
trophy:).. Dennis Kennedy (first guy I think of when I ride after
sunset).. Old Hippie... Pony (remember her reply when someone suggested
she help Wes with is "problem"... "be a sport and take one for the
team":), The Witch:), Dave Dude (but Coal Chamber *still* sucks:),
Stewart, Mark Stevens, Murph, Andy, <gasp> Bob:), and the guys with the
cool names: MV Cronk, Volker!, Pekka, Anssi, C3Hammer, Uwe... and of
course, the well thought-out always-helping-you posts of Peter Patton.
I count one we can't get back.. If you know any of these dorks, please
extend an invitation to return.
Looks like nobody else is going to say it. May as well be me.

Mike,

The horse is dead.

Wes
Brian McG
2004-04-19 05:26:15 UTC
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Post by Wes
Looks like nobody else is going to say it. May as well be me.
Mike,
The horse is dead.
What we have here troops, is case of defeetism...
This kind's of thinking will be our ruin'nation
Mike W.
2004-04-19 14:40:53 UTC
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Post by Wes
Looks like nobody else is going to say it. May as well be me.
Mike,
The horse is dead.
Wes
And there's some signal I'm giving off that conveys I don't recognize
this? The gesture was seemingly lost based upon these replies and one
rather mean-spirited email. Later.

M


--
Mike W.
96 XR400
74 CZ250 Enduro
99 KZ1000P
BRC, AMA, NETRA, NOHVCC, NRA

"Why do they call it Cobra Grass?"
john
2004-04-19 15:24:50 UTC
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Post by Mike W.
Post by Wes
Looks like nobody else is going to say it. May as well be me.
Mike,
The horse is dead.
Wes
And there's some signal I'm giving off that conveys I don't recognize
this? The gesture was seemingly lost based upon these replies and one
rather mean-spirited email. Later.
M
maybe the horse gave up the ghost, but
the camel is still living...
john
camel: a horse designed by committee
Two Toes Gone
2004-04-19 20:59:39 UTC
Permalink
Post by Mike W.
When someone replies to me, I save it in a folder in Agent. I was just
looking through the folder for something and noticed I missed a lot of the
"familiar faces" I don't see here anymore.... Scott Aldrich (and his f'ing
trophy:).. Dennis Kennedy (first guy I think of when I ride after
sunset).. Old Hippie... Pony (remember her reply when someone suggested
she help Wes with is "problem"... "be a sport and take one for the
team":), The Witch:), Dave Dude (but Coal Chamber *still* sucks:),
Stewart, Mark Stevens, Murph, Andy, <gasp> Bob:), and the guys with the
cool names: MV Cronk, Volker!, Pekka, Anssi, C3Hammer, Uwe... and of
course, the well thought-out always-helping-you posts of Peter Patton.
I count one we can't get back.. If you know any of these dorks, please
extend an invitation to return.
Mike
I'm still around lurking, don't post to much anymore though.
Still riding the million mile WR 400 a few times a month.
Later
Stewart(two toes gone)hall
john
2004-04-19 21:07:31 UTC
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Hey Two Toes?
what do you recommend for a light active monitor for
light dj / public speaking gig's (read fit into a small trunk)
and not throw out my back so i can still go riding...
i was considering Truth B2031A active studio monitors
but haven't given them a listen (no local retail)
Mackie's are $$ as well as JBL's I could go with
some Rodger's studio monitors I have but then I have to
lug an amp along.... and the only one I have is HEAVY.
john
Post by Two Toes Gone
Post by Mike W.
When someone replies to me, I save it in a folder in Agent. I was just
looking through the folder for something and noticed I missed a lot of the
"familiar faces" I don't see here anymore.... Scott Aldrich (and his f'ing
trophy:).. Dennis Kennedy (first guy I think of when I ride after
sunset).. Old Hippie... Pony (remember her reply when someone suggested
she help Wes with is "problem"... "be a sport and take one for the
team":), The Witch:), Dave Dude (but Coal Chamber *still* sucks:),
Stewart, Mark Stevens, Murph, Andy, <gasp> Bob:), and the guys with the
cool names: MV Cronk, Volker!, Pekka, Anssi, C3Hammer, Uwe... and of
course, the well thought-out always-helping-you posts of Peter Patton.
I count one we can't get back.. If you know any of these dorks, please
extend an invitation to return.
Mike
I'm still around lurking, don't post to much anymore though.
Still riding the million mile WR 400 a few times a month.
Later
Stewart(two toes gone)hall
Two Toes Gone
2004-04-20 11:07:27 UTC
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Post by john
Hey Two Toes?
what do you recommend for a light active monitor for
light dj / public speaking gig's (read fit into a small trunk)
and not throw out my back so i can still go riding...
i was considering Truth B2031A active studio monitors
but haven't given them a listen (no local retail)
Mackie's are $$ as well as JBL's I could go with
some Rodger's studio monitors I have but then I have to
lug an amp along.... and the only one I have is HEAVY.
john
John,
I have not used small systems very much, I used big concert
style stuff. The one little system I did use once was made by
Fender. It was around 6-8 channels and two speakers with stands.
The speakers attached to the mixer when not in use and was nice
and compact. I do have a nice little board(crest audio,rack mount,
8 stereo and 8 mono channels)
for sale, but it has no power thus you have to carry them heavy amps.
Hope this helps a little.
Later
TTG
Post by john
Post by Two Toes Gone
Post by Mike W.
When someone replies to me, I save it in a folder in Agent. I was just
looking through the folder for something and noticed I missed a lot of
the
Post by Two Toes Gone
Post by Mike W.
"familiar faces" I don't see here anymore.... Scott Aldrich (and his
f'ing
Post by Two Toes Gone
Post by Mike W.
trophy:).. Dennis Kennedy (first guy I think of when I ride after
sunset).. Old Hippie... Pony (remember her reply when someone suggested
she help Wes with is "problem"... "be a sport and take one for the
team":), The Witch:), Dave Dude (but Coal Chamber *still* sucks:),
Stewart, Mark Stevens, Murph, Andy, <gasp> Bob:), and the guys with the
cool names: MV Cronk, Volker!, Pekka, Anssi, C3Hammer, Uwe... and of
course, the well thought-out always-helping-you posts of Peter Patton.
I count one we can't get back.. If you know any of these dorks, please
extend an invitation to return.
Mike
I'm still around lurking, don't post to much anymore though.
Still riding the million mile WR 400 a few times a month.
Later
Stewart(two toes gone)hall
john
2004-04-20 13:12:16 UTC
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Post by Two Toes Gone
John,
I have not used small systems very much, I used big concert
style stuff. The one little system I did use once was made by
Fender. It was around 6-8 channels and two speakers with stands.
The speakers attached to the mixer when not in use and was nice
and compact. I do have a nice little board(crest audio,rack mount,
8 stereo and 8 mono channels)
for sale, but it has no power thus you have to carry them heavy amps.
Hope this helps a little.
Later
TTG
i'm set on the mixer just looking for smaller speakers rite now.
I'll give the local music shop a look (they have fender products)
I guess I'm getting old, I can't lug those xr600 style speakers about...
john
going on a diet.....
Mike W.
2004-04-20 02:01:48 UTC
Permalink
Post by Two Toes Gone
I'm still around lurking, don't post to much anymore though.
Still riding the million mile WR 400 a few times a month.
Later
Stewart(two toes gone)hall
Nice to hear from you Stewart. Thanks.

Mike


--
Mike W.
96 XR400
74 CZ250 Enduro
99 KZ1000P
BRC, AMA, NETRA, NOHVCC, NRA

"Why do they call it Cobra Grass?"
DirtCrashr
2004-04-25 02:29:19 UTC
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Post by Mike W.
Post by Two Toes Gone
I'm still around lurking, don't post to much anymore though.
Still riding the million mile WR 400 a few times a month.
Later
Stewart(two toes gone)hall
Nice to hear from you Stewart. Thanks.
Mike
Also, how's my hero offroad event specialist Gary Moman doing...??

-keith
mtn. view
Mud
2004-04-20 04:57:54 UTC
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Mike W. opened the box o' past...

Lisa Horn?
i wonder how she's doing.

-dean
Anssi Lehtinen
2004-04-20 19:25:33 UTC
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Post by Mike W.
Anssi,
Still alive, getting some attention due to my tan and sun bleached 'do
in the Finnish spring. I ride as much as ever, unfortunately I'm still
slower than my dad, and he's closing on 60.

Met the Mallards for an awesome pre-Christmas barbie at their place,
but they are on a break from riding.
Post by Mike W.
I count one we can't get back..
I don´t usually much care, but I miss PP, too.
--
Anssi
YZ450F
DirtCrashr
2004-04-21 00:32:45 UTC
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Post by Anssi Lehtinen
Post by Mike W.
Anssi,
Still alive, getting some attention due to my tan and sun bleached 'do
in the Finnish spring. I ride as much as ever, unfortunately I'm still
slower than my dad, and he's closing on 60.
It's good he's still fast, enjoy that!
Post by Anssi Lehtinen
Met the Mallards for an awesome pre-Christmas barbie at their place,
but they are on a break from riding.
Post by Mike W.
I count one we can't get back..
I don´t usually much care, but I miss PP, too.
I've been thinking about PP since this kicked-up. In his job as a
nurse he usually met and worked with people who were *NOT* having a
Good Day - and maybe never would again.
Somehow he had a compassionate response to it all instead of bitter
resentment.

Lately working on some home-care of a 65-yr old friend who had a
stroke (about 4 ys. ago) and a very recent fall-dow/relapse has made
me very glad for what little I have. But I don't believe health-care
is in my future as a career.

When your left side cant tell how hard it's gripping, or even if it's
gripping, that doesn't work very good for steering a bike or weighting
a peg.
Post by Anssi Lehtinen
--
Anssi
YZ450F
Glad to hear you had fun in Auz. and that you're blowing away the
Finnish chicks with your tan. ;-)

-keith
Dave Dude
2004-04-23 04:26:30 UTC
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Yo Mike,

You are absolutely right about Coal Chamber:-)
Hope all is well with you and the rest of my RMD buds.

Dave Dude
Post by Mike W.
When someone replies to me, I save it in a folder in Agent. I was just
looking through the folder for something and noticed I missed a lot of the
"familiar faces" I don't see here anymore.... Scott Aldrich (and his f'ing
trophy:).. Dennis Kennedy (first guy I think of when I ride after
sunset).. Old Hippie... Pony (remember her reply when someone suggested
she help Wes with is "problem"... "be a sport and take one for the
team":), The Witch:), Dave Dude (but Coal Chamber *still* sucks:),
Stewart, Mark Stevens, Murph, Andy, <gasp> Bob:), and the guys with the
cool names: MV Cronk, Volker!, Pekka, Anssi, C3Hammer, Uwe... and of
course, the well thought-out always-helping-you posts of Peter Patton.
I count one we can't get back.. If you know any of these dorks, please
extend an invitation to return.
Mike
Mike W.
2004-04-23 18:18:02 UTC
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Post by Dave Dude
Yo Mike,
You are absolutely right about Coal Chamber:-)
Hope all is well with you and the rest of my RMD buds.
Dave Dude
Thanks Dave.. Good to see your name on the list of posters.. show up now
and then. We can always interrupt our sniping when we have guests:) Take
care.

Mike


--
Mike W.
96 XR400
74 CZ250 Enduro
99 KZ1000P
BRC, AMA, NETRA, NOHVCC, NRA

"Why do they call it Cobra Grass?"
Jerry Puckett
2004-04-23 18:11:43 UTC
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Post by Dave Dude
Hope all is well with you and the rest of my RMD buds.
Here's an RMD salute and welcome back - even if you can't stick
around!:-)
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