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post #1 of 13 Old 11-07-2010, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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....it's time that you guys wake up!!! The last post was 10/24/2010. It is now 11/7/2010. Our reputation is seriously sliding from maintaining the status of, "Damn Yankees!"

I did ride a little bit yesterday. I rode up to Ellsworth to purchase some motor oil, ( don't even bother to ask me what kind! ), and an oil filter, then rode back home, (I now no where there is a used DL-650 parked.....and for sale.......).

I changed my oil. That is the extent of my "winterizing" process. My bike is ready to go when I feel the "need", (provided there is not too much ice and snow on the roads.).

It sometimes sucks being a "Damn Yankee".

Maybe I could become a, "Damn New Mexicinian?"

It's a thought..........

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-07-2010, 08:59 PM
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motor oil, ( don't even bother to ask me what kind! ), and an oil filter
What kind of .................................................. ......................filter?

I'm from New England - if you count being born in NYC and growing up in South Florida being from New England.

Around here I'm considered a half back, a Yankee who made it halfway back.

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What is that behind Black Lab and the black lab -- a RatStrom?
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post #4 of 13 Old 11-08-2010, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of .................................................. ......................filter?

I'm from New England - if you count being born in NYC and growing up in South Florida being from New England.

Around here I'm considered a half back, a Yankee who made it halfway back.
You always crack me up!

Are there any "quarter backs" out there?

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You always crack me up!

Are there any "quarter backs" out there?
I know several, they are Yankees from South Florida who have moved to North Florida. They wrongly assume that as you get closer to their birthplace, grits aren't automatically included on every meal served before noon and begin a desperate search for a diner with fresh bagels.

Culturally, I grew up very close to my birthplace. South Florida, especially the corner of Broward County where I spent some 25 years, was considered the sixth borough of New York City. As you head North from there, you are actually getting closer to Dixieland.

Maybe you should spend some more time here in Western North Carolina. We have exactly 90 days of each season with 5 "flex" days each year (6 in leap years). These "flex" days include the weather of four or more seasons in one day and can happen at any point during the calendar year.

Someone claiming a casual familiarity with welding equipment can make great inroads here in the Appalachian Engineering Community where hybrid vehicles have been in use since before the invention of what is commonly know as "hybrid" vehicles of today. This wind-powered example is typical of about a third of the cars on the road here:



A school bus / aeroplane / motorcycle / lean-to, although not commonplace, would be innovative enough to find you in good stead with these folks. They even have an airport limo service that you can use for your initial visit:



At any rate, you could stop by and check it all out on your way to Damn, New Mexico.

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I am sitting here, looking at this thing, and I am trying to come up with something witty, or funny. And, I really can't. I guess it kind of speaks for itself.

I think the builders are related, but I think they were spawned from the "bastard" side of the family. We exchange beer coasters at Christmas, but that is about it.

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an El Camino with a mohawk

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an El Camino with a mohawk
At first blush, yes, I could see where you might say that.

However, if you study the photo for a bit, you might end up with the perspective of:

It's a Mohawk, a Wooden Mohawk, WITH an El Camino.

There is a difference, you know.

You would see it, if you take enough time to study it.

[Norm, I finally think we have something that we can talk about! Thank you! What kind of oil do you think is used in the El Camino?]

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At first blush, yes, I could see where you might say that.

However, if you study the photo for a bit, you might end up with the perspective of:

It's a Mohawk, a Wooden Mohawk, WITH an El Camino.

There is a difference, you know.

You would see it, if you take enough time to study it.

[Norm, I finally think we have something that we can talk about! Thank you! What kind of oil do you think is used in the El Camino?]
It's a El Camino Shark....and it uses fish oil, of course.

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....it's time that you guys wake up!!! The last post was 10/24/2010. It is now 11/7/2010. Our reputation is seriously sliding from maintaining the status of, "Damn Yankees!"

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I'm debating .... is it time to go to the darkside ?

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