Panhandle Old Guys

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by ElusivePedro, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    I'm done, the magic worked. She's sound asleep:D

    And I'll be joining her soon. Some people gotta go to work in the AM, ya know.
  2. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    Dude, Keep that shit in the chucklehead thread, or someplace else. I stay the fuck outta the oil change thread now because I was asked to keep it on topic, or GTFO, so please do the same here.

    :deal
  3. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Tmw's lookin like a good day for a Slowburn out in BW--after it warms up, of course. Certified Old-Timers like me can't handle temperature extremes, after all. I reckon I could be onsite and ready to roll around 11 or so, and maybe take a break for lunch at Uncle Bill's after a couple hrs of riding. Then a couple more hrs of riding. Then head home before sunset, to avoid the aforementioned temperature extremes. Anybody interested, just say the word. What's the word? THUNDERBIRD!

    You really gotta be old to remember that shit
  4. Jaxxzenn

    Jaxxzenn Adventurer

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    gots to get me truck worked on....weather looks perfect though for a yank like me :robin
  5. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Crap! I remember that. :rofl
  6. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Well of course ya do! Yer the one who certifies the Certified Old-Timers, after all:nod

    And I know what I'm talkin about 'cuz I've been certified:gerg
  7. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Well seein as how I'm a Certified Old-Timer, sometimes (OK, a lot of times) I find myself reminiscing about good times back in the day. And this weekend I've been reminiscing about an event that from 2006-2009 was held on MLK weekend at the Crawfordville YMCA Camp (Camp Indian Springs), called Tour de Apalachicola. It was a KLR event, more or less, eating up a lotta bandwidth on the KLR forums, and the vast majority of bikes were KLRs--but make no mistake, everybody was welcome at TdA. Some gazoonie even brought his nanner-puddin yeller DRZ out there one year, and the KLRistas just stared in wild wonder
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    We had an "insider," Gerald, who goes by SugarSand here on ADV, and he was the Founder of the Feast, so to speak, by arranging for us to use the facilities all weekend long. Cabins, hot showers, chow hall, we had full use of the place. Here's Gerald with one of his super-friendly Dalmations, they ran around greeting everybody like it was their job
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    The chow hall doubled as a garage in the evenings, worklights were set up so that random KLRistas could check their valves, replace their doohickies etc. while other random KLRistas drank beer/observed/offered helpful advice & witty commentary. More entertaining than a movie, and cheaper, too. Cheap is important when ya ride a KLR
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    The chow hall was set up to accommodate about 100 people; we never lacked for space, or food--Gerald would get some chili going in these big stock pots, and we'd start throwing meat/beans/peppers/etc. in there; it always turned out good! And in the morning, there were donuts/coffee to get ya goin. TreeMan's face is positively lit up with excitement, that's how good the coffee was
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    Naturally we gave the Family Coastal Seafood Restaurant plenty of business for lunch; I had never been to the Family Coastal until TdA, and I sure am glad it was on the itinerary every year. The best fried mullet I've ever had in my life, and I ain't lyin!
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    Remember when gas was under $2/gallon? Sure ya do, it wasn't even that long ago
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    Tate's Hell was always on the itinerary too, some of these gazoonies (ahem JP) are guilty of wheelying thru Tate's Hell with wild abandon, which really wasn't as bad as it sounds, because Swampy was never there
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    None of these guys cared what ya rode--I mean, c'mon, KLRistas are not exactly the most discriminating people on the planet, just sayin'. Here JP lectures the KLRistas on the finer points of Ridin Red
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    More KLRs than you can shake a stick at. The value of all these bikes combined is close to ten thousand dollars!! That's a lotta money to a KLRista, ya know
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    Back in the cabins after a hard day of having fun, many beers are consumed and many stories, some of them true, are told
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    If this event was still going on I'd prolly be out there right now. Alas, the TdA rallies at the YMCA camp are nothing but memories now, but I'm glad I got to be a part of it. What does Dr. Seuss say about this: Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. Amen, brother.

    Gerald, if yer reading this, thank you for opening the camp up for us those four years; I sure had some great times out there and I ain't the only one by a long shot!:thumb
  8. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Inept... even though it's no longer held at the Y... there's a TdA happening sometime in February and Ed & Bernice's Fish Camp near Tally. :deal

    I went a couple of years ago and had a ball. :wink:
  9. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Fixt:D

    Yeah, I know the event is now held at Ed & Bernice's, but somehow it ain't quite the same, and I kinda lost the fire to attend. I might have thought about going out there this year (last weekend of Feb.) just to see what it's like at the fish camp, but TreeMan's shindig is the first weekend of March and it takes precedence.:deal
  10. Dr.Z

    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Fix't.
  11. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    I don't reckon the fire ants will be so bad in February--but ya never know. If there's a cold front coming thru there could very well be subfreezing temps out there at night...and fire ants, like yers truly, don't do well in the cold!:vardy
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    Buzztail NMBBMFBK

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    Still say this FF is an inmate :deal

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    Mugwest .

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    Izzat Gabby Johnson? (see a certain inept one's avatar)
  14. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    I like the hat
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    Dr.Z 6Sigma Knuckle Shflr

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    Hey, that's KNYBanjo with his winter beard and my Grand Poobah hat.

    How the fuck did he get a hold of my hat? :scratch
  16. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Just got back from hearing Benka Pulko's stories at our local BMW dlrship. Wow, that girl's got some guts! Sure did enjoy seeing her pics and hearing about her adventures. Was also good to see some FFs I haven't seen in a long while...I woulda taken some pics, but I forgot my camera:dunno
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    Buzztail NMBBMFBK

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    Shoulda used your cel... oh nevermind :lol3
  18. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Hey my cellphone actually does take pics, ya know! But they're really crappy pics and I can't afford to upload them to the interwebzz on the PoserMobile Network:lol3
  19. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    I tell ya what POGs, I'm a big fan of this retro movement amongst car and bike manufacturers. The retro-look Camaro, Challenger, Mustang, I like 'em all. I really dig that Triumph Scrambler. And this new Norton, well they purty well knocked it outta the ballpark IMO:
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    And it's got some balls to back up the looks, too. That's what I'm talkin about:thumb
  20. Chicken Helmet

    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumperâ„¢

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    Love it!