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Old 11-15-2013, 02:59 PM   #26326
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You are correct BP, Honda Hurricane CBR 600 F.

Happy Birthday tomorrow and good luck with the half marathon.
I sure know how to celebrate them… one year jump out of an airplane, the next attempt my first 13.1 on a pissed off tendon. I'm going to bet in hindsight the jump was the easier of the two. In any case, thank you for the wishes.

@ Eddy, doubter! There were witnesses. Just don't ask me to find them all these years later.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:49 PM   #26327
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Be careful guys, and respect what our guns can do.
Last week I found a bullet embedded in a roof. It had obviously been fired up in the air, but at enough of an angle to maintain it's spin and travel true. It was about 1'' into solid double thickness shingles so I doubt it could have killed anyone, but it would have definitely caused an injury.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:06 PM   #26328
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...next attempt my first 13.1 on a pissed off tendon. I'm going to bet in hindsight the jump was the easier of the two. l
I agree... I know everyone has opinions on this. My advice is get an ace bandage and wrap tight. Make sure you can adjust as needed like Velcro closure and helps with the sweat loosening. When my Achilles acts up... the wrap dulls the sharp pain so I can push through.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:20 AM   #26329
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So the real question, though I'm afraid to get the answer "Is there a cheaper option for a bike lift, than Harbor Freight?"

So last night was in the garage cleaning up. Put the Wee back on its center stand and then let go of the bike. I must of done it with a bit too much enthusiasm though. As I let go I watched the bike bounce back forward off the center stand. Amazingly it balanced just long enough for me to reach out and grab it to keep it from falling over. It was still pretty much perfectly upright so it didn't take much to steady it. In that instant of watching it bounce forward, I was sure it was going over.

Any one going for a day ride this weekend? When is Poes? I can never remember.
Poe's is the second Sunday of the month.

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Old 11-16-2013, 12:03 PM   #26330
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:03 PM   #26331
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WOO! The official results are in. My goal was to complete my first half marathon in less than 2.5 hours. Despite an unhappy ankle that forced me to significantly cut back on training, I got it done in 2 hours and 18 minutes. Now to heal up / strengthen up so I can run a full marathon.


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I agree... I know everyone has opinions on this. My advice is get an ace bandage and wrap tight. Make sure you can adjust as needed like Velcro closure and helps with the sweat loosening. When my Achilles acts up... the wrap dulls the sharp pain so I can push through.
Thanks for the tip. I was sort of superstitious regarding not trying anything that I hadn't done in training, so I just sucked it up.


This guy….


I didn't catch up to him til….

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Old 11-16-2013, 03:56 PM   #26332
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Red Bull Signature Series Erzbergrodeo Hare Scramble

For all you gnalry dirt dudes out there, be sure to set your DVRs for next Saturday 2:30 to 3:30 on ESPN. They are showing the Red Bull Erzbergrodeo "Hare Scramble", called the toughest one day motorcycle race in the world.

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You can find it online as well, but it seriously looks insane. So watch it or record it. Then we can try to replicate in Halfplate's backyard.

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Old 11-16-2013, 04:55 PM   #26333
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I got it done in 2 hours and 18 minutes.
OUTSTANDNG Brenda!

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the Red Bull Erzbergrodeo "Hare Scramble", called the toughest one day motorcycle race in the world.
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That's crazy! Gabriel heard the buzz of the two strokes and came running...we had to watch it three times, lol. Yesterday was "Career Day" at my kids school. My daughter went well dressed with her hair up. She was "the future first female governor of VA." Gabriel went in all of his riding gear and told his teacher and classmates that he is going to be the Red Bull X Games Champion. I had to laugh out loud! The kid's got heart!

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Old 11-16-2013, 06:24 PM   #26334
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WOO! The official results are in. Thanks for the tip. I was sort of superstitious regarding not trying anything that I hadn't done in training, so I just sucked it up.
Congrats, my training tip along with the wrap is you only need to train for 17 miles... The adrenalin will get you the rest of the way. Hope that help.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:37 PM   #26335
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For all you gnalry dirt dudes out there, be sure to set your DVRs for next Saturday 2:30 to 3:30 on ESPN. They are showing the Red Bull Erzbergrodeo "Hare Scramble", called the toughest one day motorcycle race in the world.jeff
I love watching that insanity....much less extreme, we rode Montana Mountain today....super fun, cool temps, fog, awesome
I was the only big bike because I haven't learned yet

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Old 11-16-2013, 06:45 PM   #26336
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Kurt Caselli died yesterday racing the Baja 1000. On of the best is gone.
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Congrats, my training tip along with the wrap is you only need to train for 17 miles... The adrenalin will get you the rest of the way. Hope that help.
Thanks. So much great inspiration along the journey. The gentleman carrying the flag the whole way (I applauded him for his efforts) was among so many who overcame who knows what battles thanks to a simple but powerful commitment to get it done. An incredible show of spirit and humanity.

@ Eddie, great goals those kiddos have! May they go get it!!!
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #26338
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Kurt Caselli died yesterday racing the Baja 1000. On of the best is gone.
Pete, I saw that today as well. So sad. But the realities of racing at that level is a requirement to suspend the belief that you could die. No normal, sane, person could race at the speeds necessary to win, without risking all. I could never ride at one tenth the speeds they achieve routinely. RIP Mr. Caselli.

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Old 11-16-2013, 09:27 PM   #26339
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I love watching that insanity....much less extreme, we rode Montana Mountain today....super fun, cool temps, fog, awesome
I was the only big bike because I haven't learned yet
Good on ya Mike...............Montana kicks ass.
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That's crazy! Gabriel heard the buzz of the two strokes and came running...we had to watch it three times, lol. Yesterday was "Career Day" at my kids school. My daughter went well dressed with her hair up. She was "the future first female governor of VA." Gabriel went in all of his riding gear and told his teacher and classmates that he is going to be the Red Bull X Games Champion. I had to laugh out loud! The kid's got heart!

Eddy, we need to begin his training. I have the perfect place for it too. We can have him rolling over logs, and climbing rock walls in no time. None of these fake, made for TV courses either. I'm talking real world obstacles. All you have to do is find a weekend free. He'll never want to come back to Virginia once he finds out about long distance shooting too.......

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