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Forum: Hacks 08-09-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,163
Posted By antsaint
You never step in the same river twice, and no...

You never step in the same river twice, and no ride is ever the same ride. Please do up a ride report, looking forward to it!
Forum: Hacks 07-21-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,909
Posted By antsaint
Someone took a Ural across the Outback? Where is...

Someone took a Ural across the Outback? Where is that ride report!?! I want to buy him a beer.

Seeing this conversation is great - nothing big has jumped out at all. Otherwise, I can't really say...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,841
Posted By antsaint
Andy, that's incredible. Great pics, and what a...

Andy, that's incredible. Great pics, and what a ride! The mud encrusted on that tailpipe - holy crap. And the Ural handled like a champ. Feckin brilliant.

Glad you had such a good time, and thanks...
Forum: Hacks 06-23-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,858
Posted By antsaint
Congrats on the new ride, and a what a great trip...

Congrats on the new ride, and a what a great trip to break it in! Nice photos too.

I rode a lot of TN backroads when I was in college - they were fun enough even in my wee sedan. But on a Ural? Oh...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 55,343
Posted By antsaint
Monica didn't know about the vid? Oh man, she's...

Monica didn't know about the vid? Oh man, she's so gonna smack you around!

Pretty sweet with those 3 KLRs. I enjoyed those much more than the bandits - course, with my height, a hacked KLR is the...
Forum: Hacks 06-06-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,559
Posted By antsaint
Now that's nailing it. I second that, Tedzap. A...

Now that's nailing it. I second that, Tedzap. A lot's changed for Urals - they're a much, much more viable bike today.

BTW, saw you're in Roanoke - that's where I'm from. Maybe I can get the...
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 55,343
Posted By antsaint
3 rigs? What were they running? When I took my...

3 rigs? What were they running? When I took my class it was 2 KLRs and 2 Bandits - and dont' get me started on how much I didn't like those Bandits! :D
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 55,343
Posted By antsaint
W00t W00t!

Good job Mista Vern! Glad you had a good time.
Forum: Hacks 05-28-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 55,343
Posted By antsaint
My pleasure. Couple other things you might want...

My pleasure. Couple other things you might want to check out...

Dinner and pints at Full Sail Brewery (really, really good beer)
Fruit. HR grows a lot of fruit
Nip down to the riverside and...
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 55,343
Posted By antsaint
Man oh man, all youz taking Vernon's class are...

Man oh man, all youz taking Vernon's class are going to have a great time. Work in some camping too - there's great camping all around Hood River. When Jodie and I were up there in July, we stayed at...
Forum: Hacks 05-27-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,559
Posted By antsaint
Yessir, that GU is off to a good start - environs...

Yessir, that GU is off to a good start - environs to match the paint job, always a plus!

We haven't gotten any of the wee set in there yet. Some of our friends have kids, and one day they dropped...
Forum: Hacks 04-29-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,257
Posted By antsaint
Thanks for all the detail, especially on the...

Thanks for all the detail, especially on the mods. Gives me more ideas to kick around for when I start looking at what to customize on my 2007 Patrol.
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,643
Posted By antsaint
Nice pix Andy! Should be pulling some in from our...

Nice pix Andy! Should be pulling some in from our camera shortly too. Was great to meet you and do some riding together. There'll always be some brew waiting for you in Eugene!

What I can't wait...
Forum: Hacks 04-09-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,643
Posted By antsaint
Heck yeah! You're really breaking that puppy in...

Heck yeah! You're really breaking that puppy in well, good for you. I was impressed that you slammed out the 200 miles in one day. I was just answering an email from someone asking about reliability...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,643
Posted By antsaint
That is lookin' good! Can't wait to see it in...

That is lookin' good! Can't wait to see it in person.
Forum: Hacks 03-17-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By antsaint
Good man! Glad to hear you're vertical again,...

Good man! Glad to hear you're vertical again, Chuck. Had to feel great getting out there - it was like that for me too. There was nothing like hitting some parking lots and just going to town on...
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By antsaint
Congrats and get well soon! Having that rig in...

Congrats and get well soon! Having that rig in the garage is defo fodder for some "motivational thinking".... for that, that's also prompted along nicely by a few drams of single-malt scotch :wink:
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,757
Posted By antsaint
Guess it would all depend on the person doing the...

Guess it would all depend on the person doing the DIY'ing. What would you make them out of?

Doggles go for US$20 here in the States though - seems like it'd be far easier to just a get pair....
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,346
Posted By antsaint
Hell yes! Hopefully they'll be there in time for...

Hell yes! Hopefully they'll be there in time for me and Jodie to hit Aussieland in Sept/Oct. Been hoping that we might be able to rent one to tear around Queensland...
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By antsaint
Congrats Kevin! Sounds like you and I became...

Congrats Kevin! Sounds like you and I became proud papas about the same time. Been having a blast on my 07 Patrol.

For reverse, I just sat in the driveway a few times and worked on it. So far I'm...
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By antsaint
Damn, I knew there was something I'd forgotten to...

Damn, I knew there was something I'd forgotten to do - gotta sort that ADV sticker out...
Forum: Hacks 02-27-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,473
Posted By antsaint
Thanks for that advice. It's good to know only a...

Thanks for that advice. It's good to know only a couple of minutes should do it - I'll try that "throttle blip" on my next outing to see if that calms the putt-putting.
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,473
Posted By antsaint
From my - limited - experience, my 2007 Patrol's...

From my - limited - experience, my 2007 Patrol's been liking this so far:

- pull the enricheners and fire up bike
- count to about 20/listen for the engine to feel like it's not liking the...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,392
Posted By antsaint
This is good setup for getting the feel for the...

This is good setup for getting the feel for the hack rigs. When I took Vernon's class back in July, he had 2 KLR's and 2 Bandits out on the range. Completely different styles, and they rode...
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,757
Posted By antsaint
How'd you get your dog used to Doggles?

Jodie picked up a pair of Doggles (and a big cookie) for Ella today, so we can start getting her accustomed to them. As you can see, she's kind of taking to them, but in a little kid-like "I don't...
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By antsaint
Hmmm, will have to get back a sixer of Patrol...

Hmmm, will have to get back a sixer of Patrol Porter for next time we're on our way up to Good Liver - never know when I might need to barter for parts!
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,391
Posted By antsaint
Anywho, yeah, I defo need to get some dirt on...

Anywho, yeah, I defo need to get some dirt on this thing. It's all pretty and shiny, but it'll be time to ride in the rain in no time around here. Then it can start looking like it's getting ridden!...
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,391
Posted By antsaint
You never know, you just might. I only hope I'm...

You never know, you just might. I only hope I'm "worthy" of starting up next to such, um, infamous... notorious... *reknown*... figures of the hack world :D
Forum: Hacks 02-18-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,391
Posted By antsaint
It's the Forest Green for the 2007 model year. I...

It's the Forest Green for the 2007 model year. I gotta say, my first choice was blue, but by the time I ordered (November 2007), couldn't get it. Green was my second choice - I'd only seen it in...
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,391
Posted By antsaint
My Ural is here. Life is good.

Patrol arrived Saturday afternoon. After a few pics, Sat and Sunday I've been puttering around the neighborhood. Got 3 bags of pellets in the hack for ballast (2 in the tub, 1 in the trunk, about 120...
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 300,347
Posted By antsaint
Thank you Thrux, we'd been looking for a local...

Thank you Thrux, we'd been looking for a local source to get Doggles.

And thanks Vernon, definitely taking it slow for now. Nothing in the hack right now but 3 bags of stove pellets (about 120...
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 300,347
Posted By antsaint
Guess we answered that

Patrol arrived today! And it looks like we can get both Jodie and Ella in the hack. They aren't riding in it yet (not till I've driven it a while and feel comfortable with the rig), so we'll how...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 300,347
Posted By antsaint
Thanks Ernie, the pillow's a good idea. Already...

Thanks Ernie, the pillow's a good idea. Already been looking at Doggles, just got to decide color and order. Heard some other folks talk about having a harness too - I'm figuring we'll be doing that...
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 300,347
Posted By antsaint
LOL - walked right into that one! I'm...

LOL - walked right into that one!

I'm figuring Ella will just kind of go in the floor of the tub, and just rest her head on Jodie's lap (she often just naps anyway). Here's a pic of both of them,...
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 300,347
Posted By antsaint
LOL! I shoulda known that was coming. 1 slender...

LOL! I shoulda known that was coming. 1 slender hottie, coming right up - here she is on Christmas morning, in the Tourmaster jacket I got for her. I'm thinking she and Ella can both fit in the hack...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,255
Posted By antsaint
Nay prob, Vern - though it was funny to see me in...

Nay prob, Vern - though it was funny to see me in that first Suzuki pic! Braking exercise, I do believe?

And that was a pretty-looking Triumph there - those rocket-looking sidecars are just cool....
Forum: Hacks 02-07-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 300,347
Posted By antsaint
I hear ya, Slammin. Jodie and I are waiting to...

I hear ya, Slammin. Jodie and I are waiting to see if she and our 45-lb. mutt will both fit in the hack. Just waiting for that call from Jim that the rig is on its way...

What do you think, lads -...
Forum: Hacks 01-14-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,878
Posted By antsaint
Hey, whatever it takes - at least you've finally...

Hey, whatever it takes - at least you've finally given in to your insanity! Now enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
Forum: Hacks 01-13-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,255
Posted By antsaint
Heck yeah, Mista Vern! Do you have any idea on...

Heck yeah, Mista Vern! Do you have any idea on how many of us nutters are in the Willamette Valley? I haven't seen any other hacks in Eugene yet, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time.
Forum: Hacks 01-13-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 55,343
Posted By antsaint
From a past student

Definitely take RedMenace's class. I took it back in July 2007, and it was the final "deciding factor" on whether or not I was getting a Ural. Jodie and I agreed that if I did well AND enjoyed riding...
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