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Old 07-07-2007, 01:15 PM   #106
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There was........a little shed by the ferry that looked like it was about to fall to pieces. I sounded my horn to get somebody to take me across. I heard VERY STRONG voice "Well get in the boat"! I looked around quick and saw a white bush on the ferry! It was the voice in the bush!!Oh ,excuse me i'm a little bit wrong ,I took a nother lookand saw it was an old man with a beard!! He was about 4ft 5in high and hada GREAT MASS of white........page23 whiskers that nearly reached the ground.And covered his body from the chin down.I never saw such a beard in all my life.That old man could makea fortune in a circus side show with that beard.I got on the boatand we started across the river. I was very nervous, I didn't like his looks. He looked to me like he was just about to jump out from behind that beard on to my neck.He spoke! I nearly jumped in the river! His voice was like............

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Old 07-07-2007, 01:29 PM   #107
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His voice was like............
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:32 PM   #108
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:37 PM   #109
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:41 PM   #110
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His voice was like .............thunder! He said, " we had hail storm here last night" I said "Yes I know and we are having a thunder storm right now" He said "WHAT!" I said "nothing". And at the same time put my hand in my pocket where my gun was. Well we got across and I was still alive. He made it very plain that the charge was 25 cents I gave it to him at arms length and jumped on my motorcycle and left, and the way I went up that hill!! I know my engine.....................

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Old 07-07-2007, 01:52 PM   #111
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These page breaks are killing me why didn’t he use a scroll weren’t they poplar back then?
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:19 PM   #112
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o' course crooked roads is just teasing us. He could write down more than one page, but...

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Old 07-07-2007, 02:20 PM   #113
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How the heck did the speedometer chain work?
This had me wondering too. I know of cars and bikes of this era had sprockets on the wheels and a cable that drove the speedo.

I found this pic of a 1915 Indian twin, note the cable coming out the bottom of the speedo.

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Old 07-07-2007, 02:23 PM   #114
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Another pic from a different bike shows the cable going to the speedo sproket on the rear wheel. Dont know exactly what year of this bike.

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Old 07-07-2007, 02:44 PM   #115
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He said "WHAT!" I said "nothing". And at the same time put my hand in my pocket where my gun was. ....................
some things never change.
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:54 PM   #116
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:56 PM   #117
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Those were my exact thoughts. . . . . .when I saw this:






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Old 07-07-2007, 03:03 PM   #118
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Some of the very early Indians had a chain drive speedos on them, I believe that most were aftermarket
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:06 PM   #119
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Those were my exact thoughts. . . . . .when I saw this:







exactly!

how many times have you repeated that scene on a friday? riding out of the office parking lot thinking, "see you Monday, suckers" with a sleepingbag on the back and a tank full of gas!
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Old 07-07-2007, 04:39 PM   #120
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Mostly I just Lurk, But this is a great read.

It reminds me of the stories my grandfather would tell me of his youth, and the things that he did.

Thank You for sharing.

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