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Old 08-15-2012, 12:22 PM   #51601
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creek riding sux..not as fun as it use to be and it wears me OUT!
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #51602
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I can see it being slow going. Of course, down here, a lot of creeks have mud bottoms, which is why the creek swimming here is awful. Something akin to swimming in a mudhole or pond.

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Yeah I bet. Quite a few years ago I rode some lakes that were dry. A word of warning, that mud can swallow a bike! I had a buddy hit some mud, it faceplanted him into the mud. It was pretty damn funny! We had to use a truck to drag his bike out.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:25 PM   #51603
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Yeah I bet. Quite a few years ago I rode some lakes that were dry. A word of warning, that mud can swallow a bike! I had a buddy hit some mud, it faceplanted him into the mud. It was pretty damn funny! We had to use a truck to drag his bike out.
remember Olearys ordeal?
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:52 PM   #51604
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Talking River runnin'

Back in the '70s we used to play in the dry bed/sandbars of the Arkansas River by Tulsa, OK, both with bikes and dune-buggies. One thing I remember is that you had to be careful where you parked. A lot of places that you could drive/ride across would sink when you were still for a few minutes.
And the stuff was pretty funky smelling when you washed it off.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:53 PM   #51605
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DRZ Charlie, don't look, I got on my soap box with this one. Bawahahahah

Battery back-ups are for puters, TV's, Routers & Modems.

Almost the worst thing you can do to those things is sudden power loss without a proper shut down. Big flat screen TV's especially.

Another thing is lightining strikes.... So 'surge protectors' were invented...

Big nasty T storm, shut down & unplug is safest unless you get a big strike very close, then the EMP will fry stuff that is not even plugged it.

Lose power and wanna see where the tornadoes are, good to have a TV that still works even if the power goes out. Same same for computers.

I also can not afford to replace my stuff so I use battery back-ups. Normal ones from the store will give you time to get stuff shut down properly but you need big honking ones to run very long.

Laptops are good as they have built in battery power. Still need surge protection....

Anywho, I get great deals on used battery back ups in garage sales & such places and use lawn tractor batteries, $20.... + / -
Aprox, same cost as new little 7 AH batteries cost for replacing inside the units. Ergo, I can run several hours if need be and things like answering machines, cell phone boosters, TV & puter stuff are much more happy when Arkansas weather goes all wonky.

My two biggest ones are here & 2 more are still at Petit Jean with another getting 'the treatment' in the garage now.

Cheap insurance against premature equipment failure from wonky electrical power & storms as I run a cheap surge proctor into a good one like a "Trip lite" then into the batteryback up which provides the power to the units and it does not fluctuate like normal juice from the electric company does.

Back up generators are great also, I would love to have a big auto starting one but they are not quick enough so I still need the Battery back-ups......

Peeps go for years & years without doing what I do & never have a problem, which is cool. But when it all goes sideways, like it so often does in the silly places I have lived, it is a lot of fun to watch the Nay-Sayers squirm & cry & moan and melt their plastic trying to get back on line while I just giggle & giggle

Hummm, ya know, I think I am forgetting one but I can't member right now..... I want to get another
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:54 PM   #51606
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No fork adjustment on the the honda. Finish is what you would expect from a budget bike. The seat height favors the short legged. This bike is going to be a great addition to the DS selection.
Finally... something for us short-legged farts.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:57 PM   #51607
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Finally... something for us short-legged farts.
oh, they've been around for some time now!

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Old 08-15-2012, 12:58 PM   #51608
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I understand the mud aspect but what I'm talking about is exploring dry beds. The Mississippi River, just outside of Memphis is 17' below normal and 21' down, outside of Vicksburg.

Thx... np
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:00 PM   #51609
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Finally... something for us short-legged farts.
It's not about how long legged your farts are but how wet they are............ Just sayin...........
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:01 PM   #51610
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whine!

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whine some more!

you dont know me well enough to insult me!

im gonna block you in 7...6....5...




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I havent had a beer in a few days.

I bet Matt is dreaming of a meat pop about now.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:02 PM   #51611
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It's contagious...


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Old 08-15-2012, 01:02 PM   #51612
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Not sure I can make it , but Ill make sure the Jug gets there either way.



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Mouth, if you don't mind, could you bring my jug to Doc's-jeep-fixin'-luvfest?[/QUOTE]
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:06 PM   #51613
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Not sure I can make it , but Ill make sure the Jug gets there either way.
Cool, thanks.
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:07 PM   #51614
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whine!

stomp

whine some more!

you dont know me well enough to insult me!

im gonna block you in 7...6....5...
Thats not an insult, isn't it fact you like the cack?
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:11 PM   #51615
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I understand the mud aspect but what I'm talking about is exploring dry beds. The Mississippi River, just outside of Memphis is 17' below normal and 21' down, outside of Vicksburg.

Thx... np
Just wondering, have you had any reports of the fish kills down there? We had probably 100 perch, some big catfish and a couple large bass just die for no reason in our pond one day. After doing some searching it seems pretty common in a long hot drought like this.

Ride the mighty Mississippi! That sounds like a ride report in the making.
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