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Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
I used to burn firewood. But I got rid of my...

I used to burn firewood. But I got rid of my splitter, rarely use my chainsaw and my old Dodge no longer hauls wood, only la motos.

Envi blocks had been on my radar for a couple years. ...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Woke up to 6 inches of new snow. 8am I started...

Woke up to 6 inches of new snow. 8am I started shoveling the driveway.

By 10am I'd done the sidewalk into the house from the street and up and down a bit.

Done. Whew. Indian food for...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Even the bride likes Dales Pale more than Momma's...

Even the bride likes Dales Pale more than Momma's Little Pilz. Oh, we drink it occasionally. I try to get my best friend to give up his rice beer (aka Bud) for Pilz, but no go.

I've been told by...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-22-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
What a difference 12 ours makes. 56F now. ...

What a difference 12 ours makes. 56F now.

All the snow and ice is gone. Joy.

Now back to work. More snow Monday night, Tuesday looks henky as well... But Wendesday? Sunshine 20 at night, 36...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-21-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Back driveway is still a skating rink. ...

Back driveway is still a skating rink.

Temps rising, and the hot tub is way past it's drain, fill and maintenance. We've been below 32F for over a week. Just before sunset today, after walking...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Wood stove cranking, dogs fed. The don't want to...

Wood stove cranking, dogs fed. The don't want to go out.

4F at 6:08am; -1F by dawn.

Coffee nearly ready, and I have a full bottle of Baileys. We aren't going anywhere until noon or later...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
TT's are really nice; timing belts & H02 pumps...

TT's are really nice; timing belts & H02 pumps need to be done every 75k - or at least checked.

I like the earlier Mark 1 series. Allegedly when designed, there was a Porsche 356 in the studio. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
All is right in the world here. The Audi TT...

All is right in the world here.

The Audi TT is back in the haus. Smooth as glass. AWD and 6 speed manual. My happy place.

And a Dale's Pale with the wood stove roaring. It's nice to be...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
OldHipppie... yes, I was drooling. I had a bad...

OldHipppie... yes, I was drooling. I had a bad "want" for that TDI Syncro Westy.


Well... she finally said "uncle".

Got off after a 12 hour night shift to 14F and clear. Just before clocking...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
When I was in te worst job I ever kept for 5...

When I was in te worst job I ever kept for 5 years selling VW/Audi/Porsche (oh, mind you, I love the cars, it was just the mouth breathing managers and meager wages I loathed)... I came into work one...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
I can't wait for my buddy Rick to finish his...

I can't wait for my buddy Rick to finish his Heinkel. He ws going to put an Honda drive train in it, but decided to go stock.

My buddy Jim did some amazing body work on it. No pddy, steel. Its...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Ouch! Hopefully it was a slow motion uh oh. ...

Ouch! Hopefully it was a slow motion uh oh.

Steady on!
Forum: Battle scooters 02-17-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
The scooter is "on the list". The big...

The scooter is "on the list".

The big concern now is one more night. I had an epic one last night.
Truly exciting even. Wrote it up on TheSamba at
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
My nephew was sitting waiting for traffic to pull...

My nephew was sitting waiting for traffic to pull out of his apartment complex in the heat sink of Columbia, SC. As he was sitting, waiting, a guy on a Harley came roaring in. Turned wide and...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Woring the ghoul shift... 7:30p to 7;30am. ...

Woring the ghoul shift... 7:30p to 7;30am. Watchig a big weather system heading our way. We've been in the icebox for the past couple days, so it could get interesting. And wouldn't you no it,...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Glad to see you both smiling in the end. May...

Glad to see you both smiling in the end. May those smiles continue evermore.

Now get that Heinkel rolling! :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Happily, the old '71 Dodge performed flawlessly...

Happily, the old '71 Dodge performed flawlessly in the cold today. Didn't even overheat coming up the Saluda Mountain grade, a 2800 foot climb.

Elroy and Annabelle were my co-pilots. Both were...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-12-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Sigh. Should have taken the scooter out when I...

Sigh. Should have taken the scooter out when I could. Currently 21F and blowing 15-40mph.

Heading out in the old '71 Dodge to Greenville,SC retrieve my sister's Kymco People 50; it's not...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,434
Posted By bmwloco
Job is probably kaput. Rat bastards hired an...

Job is probably kaput. Rat bastards hired an outside firm to do our job; "your badge says this, you need to start looking..."

So count me in. I could use some levity and lunacy.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-11-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Scooter weather here. 56F! But... by tomorrow...

Scooter weather here. 56F! But... by tomorrow night? 5F with 50mph winds. I was going to ski, but the TT is in for service and needs a power steering pump (got one for $40, thankfully).

So,...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Whew. Texas. I did two back to back cross...

Whew. Texas. I did two back to back cross country rides in February 15 years go.

Crossed Texas twice go east to west, then west to east. I swore I wouldn't do that again.

And I haven't.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-09-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Boy, you just missed something truly special if...

Boy, you just missed something truly special if you blew by Birmingham, the Barber Vintage Museum.

800,000 sf of nothing but la motos, and the best track in the US.

But you can't do it all.......
Forum: Battle scooters 02-04-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Well, it looks very "aerodynamic". It'll be...

Well, it looks very "aerodynamic". It'll be interesting to see what kind of mileage you get.

And here is to hoping you don't hit cross winds in Kansas/Texas/Oklahoma or wherever you may roll.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-03-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Avoid Atlanta, and for god's sake, stay off of...

Avoid Atlanta, and for god's sake, stay off of I-285.

I lived there for a year; that was enough. I sold my Porshce 911 Targa to a guy for a Ducati 750SS (that I should have NEVER sold) plus $4000...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-02-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
wow... this is getting more interesting all the...

wow... this is getting more interesting all the time.

Steady on, have a great adventure, and remember: only so many days on the planet. Make the most of it!

Back to lurk mode (working...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Took the Aprilia Scarabeo out last night. 27F...

Took the Aprilia Scarabeo out last night. 27F when I glanced at my Mac. Hmm. Better put on the Flastaff jacket and the leather/wool riding gloves I got in NZ.

No drama at all. It took 5 or 6...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,411
Posted By bmwloco
My first BMW, a '77 R75/5 had an S faring and S...

My first BMW, a '77 R75/5 had an S faring and S bars. It was brilliant; knocked most of the wind off my chest, and it kept the bike light.

I am on the third RS now. Nothing beats it for high...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Reminds me of New England, PNW, Alaksa, New...

Reminds me of New England, PNW, Alaksa, New Zealand.

Reminds me I just need to get on two wheels and go.

Soon.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-18-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Red, I know what you mean about Pine... a...

Red,

I know what you mean about Pine... a great cash tree (25 year harvest here in the SouthEast) but yuck. Pine sap, pine cones, pine beetles, blah blah.

Happily this part of Appalachia is...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-17-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
I thank my stars or whoever that I was in Athens,...

I thank my stars or whoever that I was in Athens, GA when REM, The B52s, Indigo Girls, Pylon, The Woggles, etc made Athens pop from Weds through Saturday nights.

It was an amazing time, and I saw...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
I have a first of Hell's Angels and an original...

I have a first of Hell's Angels and an original 60's reader copy I toss to friends to this day. Yeeha!
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
I have a first edition of the same. With a...

I have a first edition of the same. With a perfect cover. It is in the permanent first edition cabinet to my left. Along with all the books by Edward Abbey and Hunter S. Thompson too, save for one...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Ding ding ding you are getting it! I started...

Ding ding ding you are getting it!

I started on a Yamaha R5. Loved it, but parts and service got to be an issue. Pre-internet; no good local support.

My first BMW was a revaluation. Simple....
Forum: Upcoming 01-10-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,388
Posted By bmwloco
Old school BMW rider here. RA Rallies are always...

Old school BMW rider here. RA Rallies are always in very interesting places. I have been to a couple brilliant ones over the years. MOA is bigger, so they need bigger places.

RA is just the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Just returned from skiing with my nephew. It was...

Just returned from skiing with my nephew. It was +4F and sunshine when we started today - we had the place to ourselves until after 1pm.

Stellar conditions; no ice, just well plumbed snow. Hard...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
I have my mom's Eletrolux. Damn thing is at...

I have my mom's Eletrolux. Damn thing is at least 40 years old. I had it serviced a couple years ago - got educated that "this is a real one, the one they sell at Lowes is junk" and got back a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
I was "car free" for the better part of the...

I was "car free" for the better part of the mid-80's until the early 90s. Economic choice, really.

It wasn't so bad. Athens, GA isn't exactly in the icebox. Winters were so-so. Snow rare.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Red, If you love the Montero, stay with it. ...

Red,

If you love the Montero, stay with it.

I'll second Jasper remanufactured engines. My '71 Dodge has a Jasper Slant 6 remanufactured engine, and it's been running strong for over 20 years...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-04-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
Sadly, no riding here. Rain and 52F this morning...

Sadly, no riding here. Rain and 52F this morning (Sunday).

By Wednesday or Thursday? Single digits. Wicked cool front blowing through.

As always, Nature bats last. I'm just along for the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-03-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5,604
Views: 251,334
Posted By bmwloco
My wife had a Scorpian before her latest Arai;...

My wife had a Scorpian before her latest Arai; good helmet, and US made too.
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