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Old 08-04-2010, 05:55 AM   #1
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How Big a Dork Am I?

I've had my '72 Honda CT90 Trail for a few months now, and I'm having all kinds of fun with it. I take it to the library, go minor shopping with it, and just do exploring around the area, getting my thrills at 35-40 MPH.

Carrying things presents the usual problems, hoping things bungied onto the rack don't fall off, gallon milk containers are a major challenge.

So yesterday, in a fit of dorkdom, I ziptied a large milk crate onto the rack. Big enough to haul at least 2 large paper supermarket shopping bags, and who knows how many books, 6 packs, etc.

So tell me, how big a dork does this make me?
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:22 AM   #2
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Embrace your inner Dork!

Sounds like you're having a good time. Go with it.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:26 AM   #3
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Embrace your inner Dork!

Sounds like you're having a good time. Go with it.
+1 ...it's "two-wheeled-fun" taken to new heights. You got my Endorkment
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:26 AM   #4
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Could have been worse man, you might have tried to bungy-cord a cardboard box on it instead!
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:31 AM   #5
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:43 AM   #6
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:45 AM   #7
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Hi, my name is Steve, and I am a dork....

Thanks for the group support!

As I've said before, one of the few benefits of getting older is you just don't give a shit what other people think anymore. Gives you lots of latitude to do whatever you please, no matter how, let's say, "dorky". ;>)
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:45 AM   #8
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I'd be more worried about having a screen name associated with a banana hammock than a milk crate. Wearing a Speedo is the epitome of dorky. Or maybe you're just European.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:20 PM   #9
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Im realizing now I should've bought a scoot in the first place.

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Old 09-22-2010, 05:24 PM   #10
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I've had my '72 Honda CT90 Trail for a few months now, and I'm having all kinds of fun with it. I take it to the library, go minor shopping with it, and just do exploring around the area, getting my thrills at 35-40 MPH.

Carrying things presents the usual problems, hoping things bungied onto the rack don't fall off, gallon milk containers are a major challenge.

So yesterday, in a fit of dorkdom, I ziptied a large milk crate onto the rack. Big enough to haul at least 2 large paper supermarket shopping bags, and who knows how many books, 6 packs, etc.

So tell me, how big a dork does this make me?

Depends if your the dork that lost (and left) a milk crate in the middle of the Sawmill River Parkway on Monday????
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:29 PM   #11
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Depends if your the dork that lost (and left) a milk crate in the middle of the Sawmill River Parkway on Monday????
Happy to report it's not mine.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:35 AM   #12
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:05 PM   #13
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So yesterday, in a fit of dorkdom, I ziptied a large milk crate onto the rack. Big enough to haul at least 2 large paper supermarket shopping bags, and who knows how many books, 6 packs, etc.

So tell me, how big a dork does this make me?
Yeah, but how many chickens can you carry ???
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:45 PM   #14
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:31 AM   #15
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'doesn't take much to make us happy, does it???
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