Moving to P-cola

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Road Program, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Road Program

    Road Program Been here awhile

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    Okie dokie...got orders to Pensacola today. At least I'll be close to Jennings. Wife will be staying in ATL area so I might need to pick up a two-wheel conveyance that will do a little better at slab work than my RC51.

    Anyway, just wanted to poke my head in here and say hi. I'm not much of a regional forum guy but thought I'd drop by for a hello as I'm excited about moving down there.
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  2. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Welcome aboard, RP! Pensacola's a great little town.:thumb

    Throw some knobbies on that RC51 and come on out and do some dirt riding with us, Mission Impossible-style.:ricky
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  3. Road Program

    Road Program Been here awhile

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    How about I throw the RC bodywork on a dirtbike, Mission Impossible-style. :D

    I've lived in P-cola before, but only for a year and I was a student then. This time I'll be an instructor and won't have to WASTE my evenings studying. :freaky
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    You can't live in pensacola, and not have a DS bike. Too much dirt over there not to ride it
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  5. sperz1

    sperz1 UnStudly Adventurer

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    Welcome to Pcola!

    Where are you transferring from? My wife is a chief over at the swim school. We've enjoyed the shore duty here so far. Close to Barbers and Jennings for track time fun!

    The reason I converted!
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  6. Road Program

    Road Program Been here awhile

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    I'm coming from Norfolk, but I'm on IA at the moment. I LOVE Jennings and can't wait to get back there. The Mrs. and I will be doing the geo-bach thing 4/7 days of the week while she's working up in ATL and staying with her family.

    I plan on hitting up Barber, Tally, and of course Road Atlanta since that's my brother-in-law's home track and it's not even an overnight for him. It should really work out well since some weekends my wife will be working her 2nd job (flight medic) so I'll just go up there and spend a couple days at the track.

    BTW...did you know NESBA has free memberships for military?
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  7. Road Program

    Road Program Been here awhile

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    Maybe in a couple years when I start the little one on a bike. For now, though, I'll stick to asphalt. I wouldn't even know where to go riding. And I think my wife would KILL me if I bought another bike before I got her a new car (seeing as I just got a new truck for myself).
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  8. MItrnsplnt

    MItrnsplnt PllnGs tillthey puke

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    You sound just like me.....:lol3 Just moved back as an IP to Whiting, after being stationed in Detroit with the USCG flying 65's. I also have an RC51 and have done numerous trackdays up north and am looking forward to doing some down here also (we need to hook that up). As for the studying thing, I went back to the fixed wing side (T-6's) and am studying like a little bitch again, feeling like a student all over......fawk!!!! Are you going HT's or VT's? Probably HT's right? Let me know what kind of gouge you need for the area, places, etc....and yes you will need a DS or at least street legal your dirtbike, trust me it's well worthy it down here!!!! PM me if you need anything.

    Ian
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  9. Road Program

    Road Program Been here awhile

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    You need to study? Just get through the stan check and memorize the course rules. EP's in the T-6 aren't that hard...if I remember correctly most of them end with "Ejection handle - Pull (both)." :D Maybe we can work something out...both of the bikes in my truck to Jennings in trade for "proficiency" flights. ;)
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    Road Program Been here awhile

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    By the way, if anyone knows any good, trustworthy dog/house-sitters, I'd really appreciate some info.
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  11. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Know one? I am one!

    I've got a flexible work schedule, seeing as how I'm "semi-retired" (y'all keep yr jokes to yerselves:lol3), I love dogs, and I'm highly experienced at dog/house-sitting.

    Now as for trustworthiness--do "ADV references" count as real references?:D
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    I was about to post that I knew of someone, but they were pretty Inept:poser
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  13. Road Program

    Road Program Been here awhile

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    Well I'll be moving down in Nov/Dec so I'll definitely hit you up.

    Thing is, we really have to interview dog sitters. The lab is well, a lab, and tends to wiggle in that way only a lab can (stole that from Jim Harrison) and she's no stress. We also have a mastiff mix who is picky about who he lets in the house. Yeah, I know, failure on our part to establish who's the boss...blah, blah, blah. Anyway, he either likes you or hates, and if he hates you it's not conducive to your health to be around. Hell, we've had potential dog walkers come to front door and turn heel as soon as they saw the mastiff. ()-ies. :D

    Anyway, I'd be looking for someone to stay in the house with the dogs on weekends because wrangling 220 lbs. of dogs onto the back of a bike for a jaunt up to ATL just won't work.
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    Buzztail NMBBMFBK

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    The first question your gonna get asked from an ADV'r is 'what kinda beer do you keep in the fridge?"
    I let Inept watch my dogs once and when I came home they nearly had him house broken:lol2
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    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    You think he's lying?

    He ain't lying.
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  16. Road Program

    Road Program Been here awhile

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    He had the dogs house-broken or the dogs got him house-broken? 'Cause I could see it going either way.

    As far as beer goes, I'm kind of snooty about it. I mostly prefer darker German beers. If I'm slummin' it'll be Yeungling. If you find an American light beer in my house, call the cops because it means some kinds broke in and had a party while I was away.
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    Inept likes good beer too

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  18. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    They had me house-broken. Well, almost. It's a work in progress.

    RP, you prefer darker German beers? Yer a man of good taste: Warsteiner Dunkel, Beck's Dark and Heineken Dark are among my favorites:1drink
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  19. Road Program

    Road Program Been here awhile

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    Bet you thought I forgot, huh?

    Got down here yesterday, looked at a bunch of crappy houses today, found one good house, and jumped on it. 5 miles from the beaches at Perdido Key, 6 miles from work, not in the ghetto, doesn't look like an abused frat house...all in all I'm pretty happy. I have a meeting with the soon-to-be new boss tomorrow and then it's back to GA and VA until November.
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  20. bzrider

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    welcome aboard i live in emerald shores .back gate of he base
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