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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
That's how I help too. :D There will be no...

That's how I help too. :D

There will be no shortage of desserts either.

I'm about to go through the checklist and wind down before the big event.

I was on the fence about bringing the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
Id say at least 10-20 people are in for the full...

Id say at least 10-20 people are in for the full pull.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
Clam update: As of now, all clamming beds are...

Clam update: As of now, all clamming beds are closed due to the recent heavy rains. I will check again in the morning, but its unlikely to be different. Looks like I get to sleep in another hour or...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,021
Posted By akarob
If sponsorship space is reasonable... ...

If sponsorship space is reasonable...

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
I plan to be there about 7am, after I go...

I plan to be there about 7am, after I go clamming, assuming the beds are open.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
I'm bringing an espresso percolator. Someone...

I'm bringing an espresso percolator. Someone will have to be contracted to keep it in a constant state of readiness though.

I know a lot of you are coming up on bikes so I will have two large...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
Well here we are, one day to go. The weather is...

Well here we are, one day to go. The weather is looking great, and the forecast keeps improving.

A few words of warning on the Big Bike GPX file. I'd typically say this at the campsite, but I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
You'll look precious in pink.:D

You'll look precious in pink.:D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-16-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,021
Posted By akarob
What the hell? I just woke up and we have an...

What the hell? I just woke up and we have an inch of snow. Car accidents all over the state. It'll be nice and almost 50 degrees today though. Weird. This weekend looks decent. Looks like high...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
That looks a lot like this tent...warning NSFW. ...

That looks a lot like this tent...warning NSFW. This is a good reason why you don't want to camp at a music festival.

Seriously, don't click play if you're eating.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-15-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
Plans coming together.... New light...

Plans coming together....

New light installed, chain sliders replaced, oil and filter change tonight. Boo ya.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
I'll take it. If anyone has trouble...

I'll take it.


If anyone has trouble loading the whole route (75 miles), Alex has made a version less than 500 points. PM either him or myself for it.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
I'll take them. I hope that rear is a 150 as it...

I'll take them. I hope that rear is a 150 as it should be, and not a 140. If it was on your 990, I'll assume its a 150w.

I also have your crash bar bags sitting in front of me. All set. I'll...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
Jerry laid out the track for this ride. I just...

Jerry laid out the track for this ride. I just took it and edited it a little to keep it on legal paths. It does cover a lot of the same trails as the fall ride but a lot is different as well. For...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 40,070
Posted By akarob
now that you mention it, yes. I never figured...

now that you mention it, yes. I never figured out why it would shut off randomly, I just figured it was due to falling off the mount into the road at 40mph.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
Tick tock. 4 days and counting. Can you feel...

Tick tock. 4 days and counting. Can you feel it? I know I started packing a little.

Also, I haven't gotten too many requests for the big bike route GPX file yet. If you plan on doing it and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 822
Views: 40,070
Posted By akarob
After all you've done to that bike, I can't...

After all you've done to that bike, I can't believe you are still using that eTrex Legend. I got an Oregon off fleaBay for under $100, but in hindsight, getting one with a better power connection...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11,298
Views: 632,701
Posted By akarob
Large MIL SPEC hose clamps? Maybe a bigger top...

Large MIL SPEC hose clamps? Maybe a bigger top box and put them inside. Mount them to the outside of the soft bags? Utilize the passenger pegs somehow?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 64,533
Posted By akarob
Nice work. Very nice work. Is that someones...

Nice work. Very nice work. Is that someones wedding ring?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11,298
Views: 632,701
Posted By akarob
Pretty sweet looking pedal bike. I stayed...

Pretty sweet looking pedal bike.

I stayed home and got a lot crossed off the honey-do list. Partly because I lost my front chain slider at some point last weekend and the chain is now rubbing...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
Ok kids, Big Bike Ride update... Jgormley and I...

Ok kids, Big Bike Ride update... Jgormley and I have put together a 75 miles GPX track for you to follow on Saturday. There are a couple optional hero sections for those on medium sized bikes, but...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
You should get a name brand tube like Bridgestone...

You should get a name brand tube like Bridgestone or similar. Don't buy Bikemaster or some other Chinese tube. I've had them split at the seams on me when I went to install them.

I feel the same...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11,298
Views: 632,701
Posted By akarob
Tempting, but my to-do list is too long today. I...

Tempting, but my to-do list is too long today. I got out a bit yesterday and washed the bike. Have fun, take a few pictures.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-12-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 40,070
Posted By akarob
Yup. Brilliant strategy. Use your most ill...

Yup. Brilliant strategy. Use your most ill fitting and worn out clothing one last time on a one way trip. :1drink
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-12-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
Good thing you had your knee armor. That's the...

Good thing you had your knee armor. That's the difference between walking away and not.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-12-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
I present the espresso percolator and the...

I present the espresso percolator and the Canadian Cream.

http://i.imgur.com/Y4l84x7.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-12-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
Well , it's basically "irish cream". Pretty...

Well , it's basically "irish cream". Pretty much all recipes online are very similar. I used Canadian Club instead of Bushmills so my version is technically Canadian Cream. It makes Baileys taste...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-12-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 40,070
Posted By akarob
Hell after last year, I learned a lesson. Pack...

Hell after last year, I learned a lesson. Pack copious amounts of alcohol for the ride up and the bare minimum of clothes. Buy clothes along the way as needed.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-12-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 154,385
Posted By akarob
Nice work Pat. Killin the tags. I went for a...

Nice work Pat. Killin the tags. I went for a ride in circles today too. Loved it. Had a great time going nowhere.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-12-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
I just got done making 750ml of fresh coffee...

I just got done making 750ml of fresh coffee creamer. Omfg is it good!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-11-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
Yes, thats a program I work on. That parachute...

Yes, thats a program I work on. That parachute was made here in South Windsor. I actually did the production drawing for it. It's actually the second of two decelerators used to slow down the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-10-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
Thank you to everyone that has PMed me your info....

Thank you to everyone that has PMed me your info. The list is long.

And once again, if you haven't done so already...

EVERYONE, EVERYONE, EVERYONE - if you are planning to camp Friday night,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-10-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
This is turning into quite the gathering. I've...

This is turning into quite the gathering. I've been debating on how to handle reserving the space we need. For those not familiar with the process, the Park Ranger will give me a slip for each...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-09-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
Glad to see the taco situation is in good hands. ...

Glad to see the taco situation is in good hands. I once ordered fish tacos in a restaurant and they served me reheated frozen fish sticks in hard shells and very little fixings. I was like...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-09-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
Tacos? As long as we do them right, sounds great....

Tacos? As long as we do them right, sounds great. I consider myself a bit of a taco connoisseur. I insist on cooking my own shells in a skillet using soft tortilla and olive oil. Hard shells simply...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-09-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
I have knee/shin guards you are welcome to borrow.

I have knee/shin guards you are welcome to borrow.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-09-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
Bambarra rum from Turks and Caicos has been my...

Bambarra rum from Turks and Caicos has been my favorite so far.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-09-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11,298
Views: 632,701
Posted By akarob
Yea, the bottom section is really bad. Very big...

Yea, the bottom section is really bad. Very big rocks.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-08-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11,298
Views: 632,701
Posted By akarob
Go on.... What are you proposing?

Go on.... What are you proposing?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 24,800
Posted By akarob
I will have the skillet for sure, also the...

I will have the skillet for sure, also the grill-it. For anyone that is wondering what to do about cooking food, and you want to be self sufficient, my best suggestion is to bring a small frying...
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