Detroit greetings

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Bruno T ., Sep 2, 2008.

  1. proeasy

    proeasy Been here awhile

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    I want to see some pictures of the U-Boat Captain.
  2. rdewers

    rdewers Mid Life Opportunist

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    Sorry for the low Res - this is the best the old blackberry could do to catch Bruno before he avoided the spotlight altogether.:lol3 Bet there are some choice Portuguese words coming out of his mouth right now!


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    It took all 6 of us to drag the Kawabeast up the hill. It was either that, or ride downhill straight into brush and trees.

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    Anyway - great time as usual! No lack of daredevil antics, and plenty of laughs. Bruno, Scott, Matt, Paul, John and I were the diehards out there on December 1.

    Randy
  3. flyingbeard

    flyingbeard Long timer

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    Is that Bruno riding on the back?:D Looks like I missed all the fun. I ended up going on a back road ride to Jackson, mostly all dirt roads, but I didn't have any creek crossings. You guys have all the fun......:freaky
  4. bigtrailie

    bigtrailie Pursuing happiness

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    :photog

    Just made my day.
  5. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    I got a couple of picts to add, but i'm a little busy at the moment :lol3

    Fun, fun. As usual.
  6. Simple.

    Simple. I'm Special

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    Thanks Scott! I am feeling it today... No injuries, just the full body workout I got while throwing that beast around.. Well mostly picking it up I should say.

    Bruno, is it running yet?

    Jon
  7. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    All good, had it running last night :thumb

    Good fun riding and hanging with you guys ! Here's a few pictures:

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  8. KTM640Dakar

    KTM640Dakar Motorsick

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  9. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Dive! Dive! Dive!
  10. pbreisch

    pbreisch Adventurer

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    You guys have way too much fun. I have to get out and ride with you guys next year (or this year based on our weather). I did the GLDS thing and it is a great club but I was out there by myself, no camaraderie per-say. I was going to sell my bike but couldn't stop looking in this thread at the fun you guys were having. The feeling of relief I had when a potential buyer fell through was enough to tell me I need to give it another chance. Plus I want to be one of the cool kids too :freaky
  11. timdog

    timdog a.k.a. Josh

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    I am still waiting for the full story.
  12. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    Like all good stories, I am sure it starts with..."I was just riding along when..."
  13. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    That's great news, Phil.

    As far as the camaraderie thing, you're absolutely right. It can be a little bit of work to hook up with a riders group that is matched with your riding ability and preferences, but it's well worth the effort to do so.

    You've got a sweet, very well set up bike. Put some time on it in the dirt, it's not gonna happen in just a few weeks but the results you're looking for will come.

    You can do it !
  14. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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    Hey Bruno, check out United States Patent 3709185:

    An amphibious motor bike in which collapsible pontoons may be inflated and removably secured to the sides of the motor bike for supporting it on a body of water and at a position where the water level will be not higher than the lower one-third portion of the rear wheel. The pontoons are sectionalized and can be removed from the motor bike sides and deflated and collapsed like an accordion and then mounted in carriers arranged at the sides of the motor bike. A linear and flexible water paddle has articulated sections which permit it to be removably mounted on the rear tire of the motor bike so as to be rotated thereby and thus propel the motor bike over the body of water. A rudder can be moved from inoperative into operative position and it will be actuated by the operator manipulating the handle bars for steering the vehicle over the water.

    Pics: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/3709185.pdf
  15. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    Or, 'Hold my beer and watch this'.....
  16. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    ... is to let someone else go first [and move the damn floating branch out the way] :D
  17. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    No problem...
  18. Matt W

    Matt W Been here awhile

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    Hey guys my name is Matt, I am a newbie, well took off 3 years and had to go a different direction due to the economy. I am looking to get back into the game. I was able to get back into Mt. Biking again and now that has started the dirt bike itch. I had a big bike before because I liked to camp and do long distance stuff but would like to get into the single track and the GLDS events this time around. I took both a KLR650 and a F800gs on 2 separate events and it was to much.... sand and 400+ pounds for a newbie is no good. They were great for lake superior trip and Blue ridge mts. but not single track in the hands of this rider. I would appreciate any tips and advice, I am currently looking for a 450 to have some fun with for both the local McBiker rides and the events. Thanks in advance for the help and support, looks like a lot of fun is had here.
    Matt
  19. mbim12

    mbim12 1200 GSA

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    Welcome back Matt, good to see your still around.
  20. Matt W

    Matt W Been here awhile

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    Thanks. It is good to be back. Couple rough years but all good. Glad to see your having fun. I do need to ask. How did you super ninja that bike into a tree. Oh my. Hope to get a bike soon to hit the dirt.