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Old 02-19-2011, 10:42 AM   #1126
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linky: FOUR vehicles have gone in so far....
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:47 AM   #1127
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a few low angle shots at 175 mph
Vno?

Vne?
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:59 AM   #1128
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Went up and bombed around a little this morning. I pulled on at the BP in Fondy, started to drive towards the normal track area until there was a truck sized hole in the old path... I decided parking parking next to the launch was probably a good idea



Off-loaded the bike and rode up to wendt's, Dodging spearing holes along the way. Id say at least 2/3's the holes either didn't have any marking, or the sticks had fallen over. VERY hard to spot them before you got to them. It's going to be a real minefield out there when they skin over tonight and snows on top of them.

The ice is uneven, But has a hard surface. The old roads that were plowed have sections of open water.

Found a nice smooth spot and was attempting to get the handlebar to touch down... Was working fairly well until I fell off and the bike decided to chase me... Then it decided it would be fun to drive ITSELF in 20' circles while idling, Laying on its side... I managed to grab hold and it drug me along for about a lap before I managed to get to the kill button All of this at about 5 mph.

Rode back down the lake:


Up the other side to check out FdL Fest-




Managed to tip the bike over into the trailer, Tearing the seat and busting the trailer tail light.... Lots of folks pulling the shanties off.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:13 PM   #1129
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Sounds like my laundry idea was pretty good then , seeing as how Jodi did it
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:38 PM   #1130
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Vno?

Vne?
GPS in ground effect was probably lying. yup. . Vne =175 btw...knots !
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:18 PM   #1131
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soooo riding sunday?
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:19 PM   #1132
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soooo riding sunday?
After seeing the ice today, I wouldn't try it.

I don't think you'd be able to talk anyone into plowing a track anyways.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:08 PM   #1133
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After seeing the ice today, I wouldn't try it.

I don't think you'd be able to talk anyone into plowing a track anyways.
5 cars sunk. One dead. Holes aplenty, big enough to sink a truck.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:11 PM   #1134
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So just how much insurance is on the jeep again?

I mean is that a no or what?
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:23 AM   #1135
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5 cars sunk. One dead. Holes aplenty, big enough to sink a truck.
Really sorry to hear that.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:56 AM   #1136
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So just how much insurance is on the jeep again?

I mean is that a no or what?
Sounds like a no to me. Too bad I can't get my black Subaru up there
We need to find a frozen swamp to ride on, less likley to die when riding.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:31 AM   #1137
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So just how much insurance is on the jeep again?

I mean is that a no or what?

I'm pretty sure insurance is a moot point when driving on frozen water - I don't think they cover anything that happens. That means the damage, and the recovery costs ($$$$) are up to the sinkee

Looks like a good day to stay inside.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:34 AM   #1138
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Jesse, look at the radar.

Jeep has the lowest needed. The thing stays parked 98% of the year.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:49 AM   #1139
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Jeep has the lowest needed. The thing stays parked 98% of the year.
Thats too bad. That Jeep is retro cool. I'd drive it year round. I have some new parts for it (I think they will fit) from my 88 Grand Waggy. (RIP)
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:39 AM   #1140
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For the record I was kidding.

Got the ice fender brackets welded up just in time for summer.
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