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Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 165,928
Posted By Ratman
Bump, I just found this thread. I'm enjoying it...

Bump, I just found this thread. I'm enjoying it a bunch. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 612,103
Posted By Ratman
Yep, Ed, you missed a chance there. You must be...

Yep, Ed, you missed a chance there. You must be off your feed.

Let's get this report back to the top of the page. :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 177,354
Posted By Ratman
Hi back at you. You have a fine report going...

Hi back at you. You have a fine report going here, Junyah. Thanks for your story. BTW, if you haven't heard, duolingo.com is a handy Spanish tudor.

Yeah ONandOFF and I've spent 5 years or...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 225,295
Posted By Ratman
Thanks, Wesley, for getting a continued edition...

Thanks, Wesley, for getting a continued edition of your report to us. I'm always happy when I see a report from you on Monday morning as that is when the weekly subscriptions come out.

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Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 177,354
Posted By Ratman
I don't mind you taking care of yourself on...

I don't mind you taking care of yourself on occasion, and am enjoying your trip. Thanks

I do most of my photos from the road while riding. Pretty easy to develop a system of picture taking...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 612,103
Posted By Ratman
As always great reports, Ed. I need to get you...

As always great reports, Ed. I need to get you back on the front page with this bump.

By the way...I ran into these guys out at Burro Schmidt's tunnel the other day. Do you know this group?
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 43,261
Posted By Ratman
You look taller than that, Sunshine, so I redid...

You look taller than that, Sunshine, so I redid your math, and my calc are that you are 5' 10". I'd sure like to see you raise that bike some with what I suggested. It would be easy to do and then...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 43,261
Posted By Ratman
I'm only a week or so into Mex in your report so...

I'm only a week or so into Mex in your report so maybe you've already done something about your ride heigth.

I'm enjoying your reports very much. Thanks for posting. I'm worried about your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-25-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 77,424
Posted By Ratman
PapaYolk, You're quite a guy. I applaud you and...

PapaYolk, You're quite a guy. I applaud you and your spud. I have built a trailer that I pull my dualsport bike on with my street bike. One of my concerns was what would happen if I dropped my...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 53,597
Posted By Ratman
Anna's blog posts.

Anna, great report and adventure. You are an inspiration. Seems as though you are a medium techy, as am I. I write a few report on adv, but have found that some of my non biking friends and family...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 71,333
Posted By Ratman
Sorry to hear about the continued oil burning. ...

Sorry to hear about the continued oil burning. Just think about the valve seal replacement as a learning experience, and how much easier it will be to do the rings once you get to it.

I don't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-17-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
I really appreciate your comment, StuckinPark. ...

I really appreciate your comment, StuckinPark. Thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 71,333
Posted By Ratman
I hope I'm wrong, but my prediction is that the...

I hope I'm wrong, but my prediction is that the oil burning is a ring problem, and not much will be accomplished by renewing the valve guide seals.

Maybe someone already mentioned about opening...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-13-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
Maybe, I'll have some more to put in my next...

Maybe, I'll have some more to put in my next Blog, Ladybug.

BTW, are your Oregon boys going to run in the next Mexican 1000?
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-11-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
Let's make it happen. :freaky And I'm ready to...

Let's make it happen. :freaky And I'm ready to join you 'along the river in a van'.
...can I take this???
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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-10-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,413
Posted By Ratman
Nice RR, BC. I didn't know there was a road from...

Nice RR, BC. I didn't know there was a road from El Golfo to PP. I'll have to check that out.

Thanks.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-10-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
<P> I built this car along those year when Bob...

<P> I built this car along those year when Bob G was winning everything in 4 wheeled, 2 seater unlimited. My first race with this car was in Jean NV, three 125 mile laps (Pops Oasis). My driver...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-10-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
Looking forward to it, prsdrat. Don't get...

Looking forward to it, prsdrat.

Don't get me started about the death of campfires. Grrrrr :evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-10-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
It hurts me to think how much I had to learn,...

It hurts me to think how much I had to learn, Terry. Ignorance is bliss, was never more applicable. :wink:
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
The Red Car

Strong Bad, you are 'the Man'. Bob Gordon is quite a racer. He came over to our table at the Off Road Hall of Fame dinner to have a few words with Parnelli last month, And Cam Theriot has off road...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
Thanks, guys. I do like my Baja. Telling these...

Thanks, guys. I do like my Baja. Telling these stories is my way of immortalizing those times in print. Then I make you all read them by sneaking them into my ride TRs. I should apologize for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-08-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
riding buddy

prsdrat, that too soon to be a'leavin...sorry about your friend. Yeah we should get together and talk about whoever isn't there. You would have been welcome on the ride, and at the campfire. How's...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-05-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
Ladybug, I know about your interest in Baja. I...

Ladybug, I know about your interest in Baja. I read your TR and followed the Oregon Guys with their little Honda in the Retro Mexican 1000 rallies.

Here's another story about the dry Lake...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
More old days

A bunch of you guys like Baja Racing tales. I ran across this one today about Motorcycles in the first Mexican 1000...run by NORRA in those days, 1967.

The desolation of this story brought back...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-29-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By Ratman
Welcome

I'm glad you made it. Those are some of the best 2200 miles of roads on the planet....nice selection. The desert in Summer is a true test of mankind.

I live in North SD Counties so I figure...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-26-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
Get down there, AI....you wont be sorry. ...

Get down there, AI....you wont be sorry.



OH, a dream job. Way to go, but I think your pissing into the wind. The city is coming at you, and the city slickers will chew you up and spit you...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 43,870
Posted By Ratman
[ along about 1970 my co-driver and I wre...

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along about 1970 my co-driver and I wre prerunning the Baja 1000 down in the last 100 miles from La Paz. we had been on dirt roads for the last 800 miles. We stopped for some tacos at a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-26-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
Than Mr H for the comment. Good jobs are great,...

Than Mr H for the comment. Good jobs are great, but the adventures missed out on are regrettable, and can't be made up. If I' ever had one, I'd prolly not have any good stories to tell you guys.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 71,333
Posted By Ratman
You guys are having a great ride, and your report...

You guys are having a great ride, and your report is fantastic. How's the oil burning project on the TA coming along. I also like old bikes, that I have a couple of...., that burn oil. I'll be...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-25-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
Your in line right behind me, Ben. Turns out...

Your in line right behind me, Ben. Turns out that I am a church group as well. :D

Trey650 says

You and I would have/make a good trip together, Trey. PM me when you get a hankering for a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,356
Views: 612,103
Posted By Ratman
great adventure

I catch up once a week, Ed. Thanks for the diligent posting. Just an absolute great TR.

I watched the Baja 1000 go by just a few miles south of Ojos Negros last week...thought of you and your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-22-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
Thank, Culcune, Ladybug, and Magoo, If you...

Thank, Culcune, Ladybug, and Magoo,

If you like those old stories, here's one that you have to be a real old timer to remember anything about.

.......................about the Sears Racing...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-21-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
The night was spent tossing and turning from one...

The night was spent tossing and turning from one hip to the other, but in between tosses I slept the sleep of the just. It was overcast at 6:30 when I got up. Once again the race had come and gone....
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-21-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
No shit CONKSO, I could learn some things from...

No shit CONKSO, I could learn some things from Tecate Mike.

Thanks for your input. You guys and your replies are what makes a thread a good one.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
Let me gang up on you guys here, and thank you...

Let me gang up on you guys here, and thank you and Boboneleg for spending a couple days in baja with me. :freaky

........Canada and the UK....I'm honored.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
Well, that sounds like a fair deal....let's stay...

Well, that sounds like a fair deal....let's stay in touch on that subject.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
Voices with wine

<P> Soon everyone who was going to leave was gone, and night was closing in. You see I was a little better prepared for a fire tonight.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
One day Don, you're still a young man....all...

One day Don, you're still a young man....all stuff comes along sooner or later...or is that, everything comes to those who wait.

Thanks for riding along.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
I know the feeling, Tom. I remember watching the...

I know the feeling, Tom. I remember watching the Jalopies race back then on Channel 5 here in San diego. Same station that had the roller derby girls. That going back to the mid 50s.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,527
Posted By Ratman
Later that Day....

....back to the wait between Cars and bikes. I wondered around to see where I could watch from the best. I stood here and watched the first TTs come thru but it was too dusty for the long term....
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