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Old 04-04-2012, 06:21 PM   #46
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All i was getting at was if a person was emotionally distraught over said event and people were joking about things related to said event, I could understand that reaction.

Is it really that hard to understand?
You and the rainbow guy should get together and discuss your feelings about feelings.

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Old 04-07-2012, 03:44 PM   #47
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IT was a simple question in first post

Which one of you FF's was it?
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:19 PM   #48
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Have never done it on a bike, but I've hiked through the fire line. A couple of my mates were dubious, till I pointed out, "All the flammable stuff is on this side; it's just smoking embers over there, we'll be safer that side."
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:00 PM   #49
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In the fire service the phrase is, "Fight from the black." In wildland fires, we use brush trucks to attack the fire. These are often one ton trucks that carry 300 gallons of water with a foam injection system. We manouver the truck from the burned side... the visibility is better as the grass and brush is burnt, and the chance of injury is much reduced. The fuel is, for the most part, gone.

However, crossing over from the unburned side to the burned side can be dangerous... smoke can hide stumps and holes.
This is not a place to be high centered... I have scared myself and my crew when crossing through the line.

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Old 04-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #50
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This reminds me of a story I heard on Paul Harvey back in 1978-79...

There was a huge farmers field on fire and three big fire engine companies had gone out to fight it and were having no luck at extinguishing the flames.
All of a sudden this little one truck company comes on the scene, drives past the other fire trucks, down into the field and right into the fire! The men jump out of the truck and furiously ran around fighting the fire...and put it out!
The farmer donated $1000 to the small company. The local media was there to record the whole thing. When the Chief was asked what they would use the money for his reply was..."well, first thing we're going to do is get the brakes fixed on the truck!"
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:10 PM   #51
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This reminds me of a story I heard on Paul Harvey back in 1978-79...

There was a huge farmers field on fire and three big fire engine companies had gone out to fight it and were having no luck at extinguishing the flames.
All of a sudden this little one truck company comes on the scene, drives past the other fire trucks, down into the field and right into the fire! The men jump out of the truck and furiously ran around fighting the fire...and put it out!
The farmer donated $1000 to the small company. The local media was there to record the whole thing. When the Chief was asked what they would use the money for his reply was..."well, first thing we're going to do is get the brakes fixed on the truck!"
I just had the Local fire company come out when the fields I was burning got away from me and thats all they brought was a 1 ton, some kid was driving it with the hose nozzle in his left hand, he pulled up in the burnt section, fired up the hose, drove down the fire line across about 5 acres, and had it out in about 45 seconds.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:11 AM   #52
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That dude has got to be somebody we know.

Wow - (EDIT: WE) really flatter ourselves... maybe he's the kind of guy that rides, instead of sitting on the internet and talking about it all day. (EDIT: Unlike me.)

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Old 04-10-2012, 06:46 AM   #53
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yeah that

I noticed you've been reading rather than riding. Of course I realize there is not mucg riding in Bahrain, you are kinda stuck. I spent a great deal of time in Saudi, Kuwait, and Qutar, there is not much riding for me anyway. Hats off to you for logging miles in that region.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:50 AM   #54
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Wow - you guys really flatter yourselves... maybe he's the kind of guy that rides, instead of sitting on the internet and talking about it all day.
because all BMW GS's have an ADV kill switch. The computer monitors your ADV activity and if you have not made a post in the last 48 hours the EWS wont let you start the bike... I thought everyone knew that.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:22 AM   #55
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because all BMW GS's have an ADV kill switch. The computer monitors your ADV activity and if you have not made a post in the last 48 hours the EWS wont let you start the bike... I thought everyone knew that.



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I love irony... and hypocrisy...

Tragically - no riding for me until I go home - no bike miles logged here.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:34 AM   #56
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yeah that

I'll have you know that when I'm posting on ADV, I am also defrauding my employer.

Since 2007 and only 361 posts, I need to get in the game or I'll be left for ADV dead.

I suppose this will wind up like "The Sunken Sidecar of Doom" thread in hacks...lots of participation but no movement.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:43 AM   #57
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I'll have you know that when I'm posting on ADV, I am also defrauding my employer.

Gotta stick it to the man - any way you can.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:45 AM   #58
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:04 AM   #59
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agreed!

Yes, Moto Guzzi is very much like good Scotch. They are both acquired tastes, and it is difficult to explain what it is you like about them. You just know that living without would be boring. Well, that, and they are both fun at parties.
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