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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,335
Posted By Parepin
It was fun, thanks all for making it so. It was...

It was fun, thanks all for making it so. It was cool to meet you guys, and I know the dog loved every one of you ('cept Peterman). While I didn't forget my camera, I took no pictures. Doesn't matter....
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 263,732
Posted By Parepin
This is true. However, I am still nursing a...

This is true. However, I am still nursing a bruised ego and have yet to really tell anyone about her. I can't shake off the impression that I'm just some kid who has broken a toy due to negligence...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 263,732
Posted By Parepin
Well, fuck. You're going to feel like an ass in...

Well, fuck. You're going to feel like an ass in about five seconds.

Back in mid January, I let Carl out like I do every morning. Made some coffee, did some laundry, and discovered he was MIA....
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 263,732
Posted By Parepin
You'd think so.... I've come to fear this...

You'd think so....

I've come to fear this thread and my increasingly shortening list of excuses. I've the best of intentions, but I lack the passion at the moment.

That's the honestest answer...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
Hah, awesome. While I appreciate the offer, it...

Hah, awesome. While I appreciate the offer, it shouldn't be necessary. The gas money isn't the issue, it's moreso that my KLR seems to be in a constant state of "Uh oh, here we go. Aaaahhhhh I'M...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
I would REALLY like to see this happen. I've...

I would REALLY like to see this happen. I've actually been rationing my bike's last few hundred miles for this. Though I don't know how official, or how much notice I'll be able to provide. True to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
Yeah. Finally got a gig that looks like it will...

Yeah. Finally got a gig that looks like it will work out, after nearly half a dozen false starts. All it took was carpet bombing the county in resumes and a handful of harassment suits / restraining...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-07-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
And they gave the position to someone else....

And they gave the position to someone else. Goddamnit.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-30-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
Sounds like I picked up a gig working at an auto...

Sounds like I picked up a gig working at an auto shop between Coos Bay and North Bend. 70 mile round trip commute, but it's something goddamnit. I don't start for another week, so I'm still going to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
DaFoole and I have plans on getting SOMETHING...

DaFoole and I have plans on getting SOMETHING going this summer. Not nearly as organized as some of the yearly rides and rallies, but something none the less. It'll probably be more like a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
Sounds like a plan. I'd love to make it down to...

Sounds like a plan. I'd love to make it down to April Fools, but at this point I hesitate to make any plans. If I make it, it'll be on short notice, true to my nature. You're more than welcome to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
Awesome. I'll give them a call tomorrow. Had an...

Awesome. I'll give them a call tomorrow. Had an interview today, and spoke with a local mill, but not much has come up. An auto shop needs help, but that's a good 35 mile commute for minimum wage, no...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
I just can't wrap my head around it. I went into...

I just can't wrap my head around it. I went into it as honest as I could. I told them I'd never done it before, but I'd put my all into it. I bought caulk boots and hiked till the skin on my heels...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
Scored a job as a choker setter working for a...

Scored a job as a choker setter working for a local logging outfit just up the road. Fired after one day. Didn't even make enough to cover the cost of my caulk boots.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-18-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
I am. I've applied for a handful of forestry gigs...

I am. I've applied for a handful of forestry gigs and am waiting to hear back. Had an interview for Napa at minimum wage, which I'm not terribly excited for. But I haven't heard back from them,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-13-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
Yes. No. Can't I just drive some...

Yes.

No.

Can't I just drive some sheet metal screws into my boots? Poor man's tire studs.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-13-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
Still here. I've got an interview tomorrow for...

Still here. I've got an interview tomorrow for the local (16 miles) NAPA store at minimum wage. I've also got a lead on a forestry tech gig up north a bit. The commute sounds interesting or long,...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Parepin
I had the 685 in a stock sleeve first, then wore...

I had the 685 in a stock sleeve first, then wore it out. Installed a new sleeve with the 705 next. Blew a head gasket, which was the fault of the machine shop I had install the sleeve. Long story....
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Parepin
I would use it on the base gasket for sure,...

I would use it on the base gasket for sure, especially around the void where the cam chain comes up. I've rebuilt my big bore engine a couple of times now and have yet to come away without some...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 68,236
Posted By Parepin
I want to make a run back East this summer with...

I want to make a run back East this summer with Carl. I'd like to jump just north of the border and ride it back towards Ontario. Too early to tell, though. I may be sinking my roots into this rich...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 68,236
Posted By Parepin
Man, this makes me really bummed out that I never...

Man, this makes me really bummed out that I never managed to make it up there a couple years back. When the New England weather takes a turn for the worst, there's no man can take it head on. Well,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-31-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
Thanks for the links, Mike. I'll be sure to check...

Thanks for the links, Mike. I'll be sure to check them out. I've got so many lures in the water at the moment that it's taking a fair amount of time just to check 'em daily.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-31-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
At some point I plan on having one of many...

At some point I plan on having one of many impromtu rallies over this way. The sheer number of logging roads and trails around here is mind boggling. I figure I've crashed enough rallies on my...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-31-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
Plagued with mechanical difficulties, I have been...

Plagued with mechanical difficulties, I have been relatively stationary until recently. Springfield is a hell of a haul no matter how you look at it, but I'm all in for April Fools.



I fucking...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 68,236
Posted By Parepin
A shit brown KLR.... interesting.

A shit brown KLR.... interesting.
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 68,236
Posted By Parepin
Every fuckin time...

Every fuckin time...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 263,732
Posted By Parepin
I know what you mean. It's taken a couple of...

I know what you mean. It's taken a couple of weeks, but I'm finally adjusting to the drastic weather changes, myself. The blue toes across the hardwood floors in the morning, the stinging to my ears...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-24-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Parepin
You sonofabitch

You sonofabitch
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 263,732
Posted By Parepin
She and I parted ways a long time ago. I took it...

She and I parted ways a long time ago. I took it fairly hard, and actually started this ride report as a way to cope with it all. This is also the reason that the story stalled out so very long ago....
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 263,732
Posted By Parepin
You're more man than I could ever hope to...

You're more man than I could ever hope to achieve.

Also, I made a video of the new Estate.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG9DEu3LEtg&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 263,732
Posted By Parepin
Yeah, Carl's doin good. Until recently, he would...

Yeah, Carl's doin good. Until recently, he would go out every morning and just sit in the pasture for hours, watching the resident pony. The horse has since had to be put down and buried in a shallow...
Forum: Ride reports 11-22-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 263,732
Posted By Parepin
So, yeah, I'm in Oregon now. I've taken up...

So, yeah, I'm in Oregon now. I've taken up residence at DaFoole's remote 4 acre farm in rural South Western Oregon. It looks like I'll be staying here for the foreseeable future, cleaning up the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 263,732
Posted By Parepin
This is all so fucked. Sorry to everyone that's...

This is all so fucked. Sorry to everyone that's been calling me over the past few weeks. I'll get back to you all when I can. I'm in no state of mind to be making phone calls at the moment.

Jim...
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By Parepin
I know, right? I've been on his ass about this...

I know, right? I've been on his ass about this for a while now. Can you believe that sorry sack of shit wasted all last night carving pumpkins with his family? That man's priorities are all sorts of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 68,236
Posted By Parepin
This man speaks the truth.

This man speaks the truth.
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 263,732
Posted By Parepin
Don't worry about it, homeslice. I'm doing some...

Don't worry about it, homeslice. I'm doing some side work now that should put me back on track for a new lid.

And I'm only in SoCal for another week or two before I move up to Coos Bay, Oregon....
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 263,732
Posted By Parepin
Damn, you don't waste any time. Here I am,...

Damn, you don't waste any time. Here I am, rejetting a KLR, and I hear "Hey Polito, did you see what Ian posted on your thread? It's just about the only update on there in the past year." So... yeah,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 68,236
Posted By Parepin
He's around. Life just got busy, that's all. From...

He's around. Life just got busy, that's all. From what I heard, Jim put down an offer on a big chunk of land in Northern Washington mere moments before up and riding to Newfoundland on a whim. My...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 68,236
Posted By Parepin
So, we're pretty screwed at this point. Well, I...

So, we're pretty screwed at this point. Well, I am. We went into the BBQ joint and kind of took it all in over a meal. I don't remember how it came about, I'm sure Jim had something to do with it,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 68,236
Posted By Parepin
The next morning, Jim and I got as organized as...

The next morning, Jim and I got as organized as we could, grabbed some grub, and hit the trail. Like I mentioned, Jim got this part pretty well covered, so here's some pics.
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