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Old 10-29-2012, 07:14 PM   #54631
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Was up in Bentonville today and saw an ARCH BK-117 landing at Mercy so went over and it was the bird from Joplin where I used to fly (not the same bird as it was destroyed in Tornado, but another ARCH bird). Pilot was one of the guys I worked with. He told me they are indeed putting Med Flight 3 at Mercy. I am torn, as it would be great to work at home again, but the pay cut, and all the down sides of EMS are giving me second thoughts on even inquiring about the job. Pay cut would probably be $20,000 but could work over plenty and never be more than 2.5 hours from home. Plus you never know when, like EagleMed did, they may just close down the base.

Will be on my mind for awhile I guess, they are looking at February and the aircraft will be the EC-130, a modified version essentially of the A-Star I flew here for EagleMed.

BTW, I did ride my bike to the gym. I was a bit cold at first but actually sweating a bit, wearing shorts no less, in upper 30's weather. I had on good gloves and a wrap around my ears, long sleeve warm jersey, and a light wind vest. On the ride home weather wasn't bad at all.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:16 AM   #54632
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mornin fellers

hey elvis..does your DR still run?
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:47 AM   #54633
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hey elvis..does your DR still run?
Mornin' Doc.

Heard from the insurance co yesterday. They've offered $6K for Yellaphant. I reckon I'll take 'em up on it.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:48 AM   #54634
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Mornin' Doc.

Heard from the insurance co yesterday. They've offered $6K for Yellaphant. I reckon I'll take 'em up on it.
I hope you can sleep with the guilt....
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:51 AM   #54635
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I hope you can sleep with the guilt....
Of course I can. Years of practice.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:00 AM   #54636
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Happy to hear you're OK. Go eat some deer and get some sleep.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:02 AM   #54637
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Happy to hear you're OK. Go eat some deer and get some sleep.
I went back to get the deer and some redneck done stole it.

I'll take a nap later. Shopping for new toys at the moment.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:15 AM   #54638
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$6000 eh..you got your moneys worth out of it..how many miles didja have on it? Are they going to take it or do you get to part it out?
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:24 AM   #54639
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$6000 eh..you got your moneys worth out of it..how many miles didja have on it? Are they going to take it or do you get to part it out?
It has 179,604 miles on it. I paid $12K for it 11 years ago.

They're gonna take it. I'm pulling my gps of it today, and all the wiring for my heated gear. It's been a great bike, probably the most dependable vehicle I've ever owned. I seriously doubt if I find another one quite like it.

I did find an airhead GS for sale which is whispering seductively in my ear...
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:01 AM   #54640
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Rode to work under a full moon this morning. It was beautiful, but it was chilly . Coffee tastes extra good on a bracing morning.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:10 AM   #54641
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Rode to work under a full moon this morning. It was beautiful, but it was chilly . Coffee tastes extra good on a bracing morning.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:15 AM   #54642
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And out of your price range.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:17 AM   #54643
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It has 179,604 miles on it. I paid $12K for it 11 years ago.

They're gonna take it. I'm pulling my gps of it today, and all the wiring for my heated gear. It's been a great bike, probably the most dependable vehicle I've ever owned. I seriously doubt if I find another one quite like it.

I did find an airhead GS for sale which is whispering seductively in my ear...

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Old 10-30-2012, 06:23 AM   #54644
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And out of your price range.
and beyond my envy level!
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:29 AM   #54645
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that works out to what, better than 30 miles per cent right?

hard to beat that.

I think the air heads are cool too, but I do not think they have the same reliability as the oilhead bikes, and they are typically more expensive.

the oilheads are like 1984 corvettes, ugly and cheap.






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They're gonna take it. I'm pulling my gps of it today, and all the wiring for my heated gear. It's been a great bike, probably the most dependable vehicle I've ever owned. I seriously doubt if I find another one quite like it.

I did find an airhead GS for sale which is whispering seductively in my ear...
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