Northern New England chatter...

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by baiku, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Pilothouse51

    Pilothouse51 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Oddometer:
    274
    Location:
    NV
    Seeing that reminded me of this:

    <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/6ZktNItwexo" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>
  2. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,104
    Location:
    Epsom, NH

    I didn't dislike them until I rode one....can't say that there is anything wrong with them just that I didn't care for it. Sort of like riding a four wheeler except that it cornered REALLY well and I was not convinced that my considerable inertia was going to permit me to keep on the same path it traveled.

    OTOH.....
    with some studs in the tires, you could ride it all winter and it should have 'better than Russian' reliability.

    Bruce
  3. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    17,409
    Location:
    In the shadow of the Uncanoonucs...
    A nice thick coating of road salt would certainly improve this particular one's appearance.:lol3


    Cool vid, Pilothouse.
  4. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    17,409
    Location:
    In the shadow of the Uncanoonucs...
  5. baiku

    baiku Manaical Engineer

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,376
    Location:
    Souhegan West
    In 2007 I got back into riding after a 15 year layoff with a new Bonneville T-100. It was the bike I had always wanted way back when. After some months I realized I wasn't happy with the suspension, and how it (didn't) turn in, and many other little oddities. It went to a new home in less than 2 years.

    This video captures every thing I liked and didn't like about the bike. The narration had me laughing almost as much as the editing. Great sense of humor the Aussies have (and I married one :D).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsKFsce5phw&feature=youtu.be
  6. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,104
    Location:
    Epsom, NH
    Thanks for posting that! As a Scrambler owner I can identify with pretty much all he says but he is much more entertaining than I could ever be. The new Triumphs are certainly not like the old ones except in a few styling cues. On the other hand, my 'new' Triumph has never left me sitting on the side of the road. Superlatives just don't spring to mind when riding my Scrambler but it always makes me smile and has done the same for everyone who has ridden it.


    Bruce
  7. VTphoneman

    VTphoneman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2013
    Oddometer:
    356
    Location:
    New Hampster
    That video was hilarious. Just the thing on a cold icy morning when the wife has her panties in a knot.
  8. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    17,409
    Location:
    In the shadow of the Uncanoonucs...
    :lol3:lol3:lol3

    That was worth watching.:clap Thanks, Art!:lol3
  9. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,077
    Location:
    +1.603
    That video is FUNNY! :clap

  10. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2004
    Oddometer:
    5,928
    Location:
    Framingham, MA
    Most excellent video! :thumb I just sent it to a co-worker who busted 5 ribs in 11 places. Is that wrong? :evil :lol3
  11. NHBill

    NHBill Loosely Wrapped

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,671
    Location:
    SW NH

    Cold, Beez, very, very cold.... funny, though!



    :lol3
  12. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    17,409
    Location:
    In the shadow of the Uncanoonucs...
    If it's wrong I don't want to be right.:lol3
  13. baiku

    baiku Manaical Engineer

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,376
    Location:
    Souhegan West

    After those ribs are healed, I hope you can outrun him! :deal:D
  14. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    17,409
    Location:
    In the shadow of the Uncanoonucs...
    Got a good foot in some areas...

    [​IMG]

    ...as evidenced on the table in the background.

    Then, of course, it's the annual ' I ran my thumper today' pic....

    [​IMG]

    I think I love that machine more than my mower.:raabia At least on days like today, I do.:lol3
  15. mikewillsmith

    mikewillsmith Not the f'g fresh prince!

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,906
    Location:
    The real Mid-Coast Maine
  16. nhbubba

    nhbubba Internet Tough Guy

    Joined:
    May 24, 2011
    Oddometer:
    608
    Location:
    Southern NH
    Mmmm. Grass you can ignore. Can you imagine having to shovel all that crap today?!
  17. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,104
    Location:
    Epsom, NH

    Nothing GOOD about that foot!
    If my knees and back hadn't given out I might have gotten the second kayak loaded and tied down on Saturday. That might have been enough 'momentum' to trudge back and forth today, tossing the rest of our 'needed' stuff into the camper so we could hit the road.
    Instead I drove my thumper for a few hours (significant others choice of parking precluded the plow guy having any chance of clearing the yard) and then took the truck & camper for a couple of laps around the block, almost clearing enough snow from the roof rack so the kayak can go on in the morning.
    They are saying it will be warmer by the end of the week, if all goes well I should be seeing mid 70's by then!






























    :hide
    Bruce
  18. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    17,409
    Location:
    In the shadow of the Uncanoonucs...
    Another 2-4" tomorrow predicted.:deal
  19. MeRide

    MeRide Me like bikes!

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,167
    Location:
    NH, USA
    Happy to see a new photo this season, EC! :lol3 I'll contribute. It will be a familiar scene first thing tomorrow morning.......oh fun....

    [​IMG]
  20. nhbubba

    nhbubba Internet Tough Guy

    Joined:
    May 24, 2011
    Oddometer:
    608
    Location:
    Southern NH
    Got a beer holder on that thing? :freaky