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Old 12-08-2012, 12:40 PM   #16
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I'm gonna guess..... "shrinkage"??
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:47 PM   #17
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Guess who's happy?

I agree - the weather has been dismal this winter, and many mornings I had sub-zero temps at my house. However, today it snowed enough so that we were finally able to get out on skis for the first time this winter. Yeehaw!!!! We had to drive all the way to Girdwood to find enough snow and the predicted blizzard was out in full force - all day. Luckily we skied on a new trail through the trees and didn't have to worry about the wind. Hopefully I can start skiing on the hillside trails soon! I also hope we get enough snow this year so that I can made a second ascent of Mt. Snowberm.

I just gave AlcanRider a whole, big pan of fudge, so hopefully no photos will surface for awhile. Thankfully he's been real busy lately, remodeling his retardment home and fixing boilers/heating systems that people like to have working when it's -30 to -50. Brrrr. I would imagine there is some shrinkage problems in the interior region of Alaska in the winter. The poor chaps.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:06 PM   #18
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Ain’t that the truth. They won’t suddenly go bad & leave you stranded like a lot of the electronics will.

And if there is a problem with a carb I can usually find the problem & fix it on the spot.

Does this include DR 650's???


Hard to see WTF those little electrons are doing. .
Manual transmissions seem to last forever. I did have to change the clutch on my old snow plowin’ 1971 Bronco last year. Original clutch, had seen 40 years of very hard use. It would still be in there if one of the three pressure plate finger bolts had not broke. http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y14...ncoclutch4.jpg
The clutch disk was overdue anyway.

I really hate automatic transmissions but you can’t even buy a lot of new cars or trucks with a standard transmission anymore. That just ain’t right.
There are now a lot of people that can’t drive a stick shift car. That don't seem right either.
Even some that I *think* can drive a stick shift are completely baffled when faced with a “Three on the tree”.

BTW, I hear you ran into my friend & a fellow worker of yours from years ago, Don D. We graduated high school together but didn’t hang out back then & he only lived a block away from me. He didn’t hang out with the little bit wilder ...emm, ... cool guys back then I guess.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:36 PM   #19
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time to play

nothing wrong with you other than too much cabin time,
temps broke this weekend to the positive
new snow on the ground everywhere
time to get out and play!
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:10 PM   #20
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nothing wrong with you other than too much cabin time; temps broke this weekend to the positive; new snow on the ground everywhere; time to get out and play!
AlcanRider will feel much better once he gets out traipsing through the woods on his snowshoes. Plus, I tried a new fudge recipe (blueberry cheesecake) that's guaranteed to bring a smile to the gregarious geezer's face, even if it is cold outside and he has problems with his vehicle!

Solarmoose is right - it's time to go play in the snow - which means skiing in the backcountry for me.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:57 PM   #21
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nothing wrong with you other than too much cabin time,
temps broke this weekend to the positive
new snow on the ground everywhere
time to get out and play shovel!
Yeah, 10" of the $#% stuff in one shot. I was perfectly happy NOT having to shovel or blow snow off the driveway and paths, and NOT having to put on snowshoes to take a walk in the woods.

It's back down to 35 below (or colder) tonight.

Maybe I am just getting old and crotchety.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:19 AM   #22
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Sorry to report it is a FREEZING 32º here in Vegas today. I am skerred to leave my house.

Merry Christmas Jack and all you sourdough FF's...

These are the only two wheels I ride these days...this was a Memorial ride for a kid who took his own life. It was 9am and 35º at the overlook.

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Old 12-25-2012, 02:14 PM   #23
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Very cool, Roberto! Glad you're enjoying yourself down there.

I'm still having fun riding to and from work daily. Mainly on my Fatback.

Planning on studding up the KLR again this winter sometime soon.

Warmest regards from way up north, Mark H.

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