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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:40 am

Looks remarkably like stupid (me). What kind of wagon did your son get?
wheatonFJR wrote:
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bill lumberg wrote:
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Work. Volunteered as the bad guy qualifying cadets. Some fighting involved. Some pepper spray involved. Bad luck when receiving a baton strike. I have an impressive temporary cast almost to my elbow. My hope is to convince the orthopedic surgeon to fashion a “hook” inside the natural curl of my fingers when he’s making the permanent cast, so I can perpetrate the clutch. Will not be able to shred with jwilly. But I’ll fucking ride. I fought four more guys and rode my bike home after I broke it. It was excruciating, but I’m the boss of me.
Fuck.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:06 am

bill lumberg wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:40 am
Looks remarkably like stupid (me). What kind of wagon did your son get?
wheatonFJR wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:45 pm
bill lumberg wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:10 pm
Work. Volunteered as the bad guy qualifying cadets. Some fighting involved. Some pepper spray involved. Bad luck when receiving a baton strike. I have an impressive temporary cast almost to my elbow. My hope is to convince the orthopedic surgeon to fashion a “hook” inside the natural curl of my fingers when he’s making the permanent cast, so I can perpetrate the clutch. Will not be able to shred with jwilly. But I’ll fucking ride. I fought four more guys and rode my bike home after I broke it. It was excruciating, but I’m the boss of me.
Fuck.
You are one tough sonofabitch!
93 Caprice with 98,000 miles on it. The thing, engine compartment, exterior, interior looks practically show room. Un fricken believable.

Sorry about your fricken arm bone, man. I will ride many painful miles today in your honor.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:20 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:06 am
93 Caprice with 98,000 miles on it. The thing, engine compartment, exterior, interior looks practically show room...
Woodgrain body trim?

LT-1 V8?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:38 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:10 pm
I fought four more guys and rode my bike home after I broke it. It was excruciating, but I’m the boss of me.


Adrenalin and shock are awsome... lol.
I once finished the last four hours of a shift with a leg broken in two places.... A result of a "use of force"

"Why am I so thirsty...?"
"Geez... I'm I little nauseous....?
"My knee is a little sore"

On the drive home stopped in at the ER...
Didn't go back to work for five months Lol.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:41 pm

Hack wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:38 pm
bill lumberg wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:10 pm
I fought four more guys and rode my bike home after I broke it. It was excruciating, but I’m the boss of me.


Adrenalin and shock are awsome... lol.
I once finished the last four hours of a shift with a leg broken in two places... A result of a " use of force".

"Why am I so thirsty...?"
"Geez... I'm I little nauseous....?
"My knee is a little sore"

On the drive home stopped in at the ER...
Didn't go back to work for five months Lol.
I drank what..?
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:41 pm

Hack wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Hack wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:38 pm
bill lumberg wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:10 pm
I fought four more guys and rode my bike home after I broke it. It was excruciating, but I’m the boss of me.


Adrenalin and shock are awsome... lol.
I once finished the last four hours of a shift with a leg broken in two places... A result of a " use of force".

"Why am I so thirsty...?"
"Geez... I'm I little nauseous....?
"My knee is a little sore"

On the drive home stopped in at the ER...
Didn't go back to work for five months Lol.
I drank what..?
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hack » Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:42 pm

Damn... fat fingers and postin from my phone...
I drank what..?
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:01 pm

They have taken away the LIKE button and I'm old and confused and can't tell the difference between the EDIT and QUOTE buttons. At least Hack can blame his phone...
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by ionbeam » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:06 pm

Rode the long way around to the Intervale Farm Pancake House to meet up with a bunch of NERDS for breakfast. Between medical catastrophes and international travel the NERDS haven't done much riding together this year. Intervale Farm is primarily a Maple Sap farm making really good syrup, they have huge evaporating tables where they boil down and bottle sap typically in Feb to Mar.

When the ground is covered in snow, this is the horse drawn sap drum they used to use to transport the sap back to the evaporator.

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The Pancake House:

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And, if you aren't putting their syrup on your breakfast or lunch, you are probably using this from a nearby town:

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After a long delicious breakfast we left for an even longer way around going home that eventually meandered over the the coast where we all parted. It's great to be able to get out and put on some miles 'n smiles.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Spininprop » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:07 pm

Completed fuzeblock install. Topped off the tank for the week and started to get ready to wash the bike. No soap. Next weekend.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:33 pm

ionbeam wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:20 pm
wheatonFJR wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:06 am
93 Caprice with 98,000 miles on it. The thing, engine compartment, exterior, interior looks practically show room...
Woodgrain body trim?

LT-1 V8?
Our family truckster had the wood trim, but this one does not. Big honking V8...no hint of valve/tapping sounds.

Edit: rode 340 miles on awesome mountain roads today. Got my groove back on!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by CollingsBob » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:32 pm

Hack wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:36 am
CollingsBob wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:17 pm
An easy 266km today from Coleman Ab. to Creston B.C..+33c temps meant several stops for gatorade.
I was in the same area a July 18th, (3 weeks ago)… Temp went as low as -6c.
Poured rain off and on as well.... Then there was the hail..!!!


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I found out that Spotwalla doesn’t work in the mountains...wife was convinced that I had broken down..

Emotionally or mechanically..?
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Post by CollingsBob » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:42 pm

On Friday I rode 6.5 hrs from Vernon to Langley by the most circuitous route possible. On Saturday I ate and drank copious amounts and ogled other peoples Vincents. Today I rode 588km from Langley to Genelle B.C...

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Post by danh600 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:38 pm

bill lumberg wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:10 pm
Work. Volunteered as the bad guy qualifying cadets. Some fighting involved. Some pepper spray involved. Bad luck when receiving a baton strike. I have an impwressive temporary cast almost to my elbow. My hope is to convince the orthopedic surgeon to fashion a “hook” inside the natural curl of my fingers when he’s making the permanent cast, so I can perpetrate the clutch. Will not be able to shred with jwilly. But I’ll fucking ride. I fought four more guys and rode my bike home after I broke it. It was excruciating, but I’m the boss of me.
You sir are a bad ass!

Pulled something in my forearm. Pinky finger on my right hand will grip but will not flex up.
Seems minor after your story.

Rode my normal Sunday morning ride. It was hot and sand in the few good curves.
But felt good to be on the bike.

Riding north Carolina last week spoiled me. It was just brutally hot this weekend in Florida.

A few more weeks and off to Arkansas!

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Post by BkerChuck » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:12 pm

Short ride today, maybe about 60 miles. Ordered a new Gen 3 rear shock as mine is feeling kind of tired with about 75k on it. Getting all my stuff together to service relay arm soon and figured that's the time to swap shocks.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by bill lumberg » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:58 am

It’s one hand bone. I’m a far cry from a badass. Hope your forearm gets better. That sounds like a nice ride.
danh600 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:38 pm
bill lumberg wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:10 pm
Work. Volunteered as the bad guy qualifying cadets. Some fighting involved. Some pepper spray involved. Bad luck when receiving a baton strike. I have an impwressive temporary cast almost to my elbow. My hope is to convince the orthopedic surgeon to fashion a “hook” inside the natural curl of my fingers when he’s making the permanent cast, so I can perpetrate the clutch. Will not be able to shred with jwilly. But I’ll fucking ride. I fought four more guys and rode my bike home after I broke it. It was excruciating, but I’m the boss of me.
You sir are a bad ass!

Pulled something in my forearm. Pinky finger on my right hand will grip but will not flex up.
Seems minor after your story.

Rode my normal Sunday morning ride. It was hot and sand in the few good curves.
But felt good to be on the bike.

Riding north Carolina last week spoiled me. It was just brutally hot this weekend in Florida.

A few more weeks and off to Arkansas!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:40 am

CollingsBob wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:42 pm
On Friday I rode 6.5 hrs from Vernon to Langley by the most circuitous route possible. On Saturday I ate and drank copious amounts and ogled other peoples Vincents. Today I rode 588km from Langley to Genelle B.C...
Awesome, Bob.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:44 am

gixxerjasen wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:01 pm
You could be here by the afternoon, you've done it. :D
Now it's your turn...do it for Bill. :lol:
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Post by El Toro Joe » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:33 am

Rode it to work...
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Post by gixxerjasen » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:25 am

wheatonFJR wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:44 am
gixxerjasen wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:01 pm
You could be here by the afternoon, you've done it. :D
Now it's your turn...do it for Bill. :lol:
I did order tires last night. However, I'm not going to try to measure up to Bill, I'm fairly certain I don't have a BBG in me anywhere. Especially with 103F weather around here.
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