Panhandle Old Guys

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

  1. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Though I might share a little of my job history over the years. :rofl

    1. My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned. Couldn't concentrate.

    2. Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe.

    3. After that, I tried being a tailor, but wasn't suited for it, mainly because it was a sew-sew job.

    4. Next, I tried working in a muffler factory, but that was too exhausting.

    5. Then, tried being a chef; figured it would add a little spice to my life, but just didn't have the thyme.

    6. Next, I attempted being a deli worker, but any way I sliced it, couldn't cut the mustard.

    7. My best job was a musician, but eventually found I wasn't noteworthy.

    8. I studied a long time to become a doctor, but didn't have any patience.

    9. Next, was a job in a shoe factory. Tried hard but just didn't fit in.

    10. I became a professional fisherman, but discovered I couldn't live on my net income.

    11. Managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, but the work was just too draining.

    12. Then I got a job in a workout center, but they said I wasn't fit for the job.

    13. After many years of trying to find steady work, I finally got a job as an historian, until I realized there was no future in it.

    14. My last job was working in Starbucks, but had to quit because it was the same old grind.

    15. SO, I TRIED RETIREMENT AND FOUND I'M PERFECT FOR THE JOB!


    It was just crying out to be posted here...:deal
  2. Jaxxzenn

    Jaxxzenn Adventurer

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    A little back story to that photo: it was a publicity stunt organised by Yamaha France's former boss, Jean-Claude Olivier (who sadly died in a road accident earlier this year) in order to boost Yamaha's brand recognition and expand the client base in France and also to promote the range of lightweight dual-purpose trailies that Yamaha was producing at the time. Always a man for flamboyant publicity happenings, Olivier realised that he needed to associate the brand with a household name. Through his business and personal contacts he contacted Brigitte Bardot and the rest - to use a well-hackneyed expression - is history.

    btw....this is all copy and pasted...I'm not that knowledgable :lol3...or smart
  3. Jaxxzenn

    Jaxxzenn Adventurer

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    .....Was I even close on the quote?

    doesn't matter...you made your point:wink:
  4. Jaxxzenn

    Jaxxzenn Adventurer

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    :eek1.....a real pant splitter
  5. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Indeed. You sawr and heard it. Both times.:nod


    :lol3

    Good stuff, Maestro, and I can totally relate...hell I tried workin for Pee Leak, but I couldn't hold the rope

    got fired, I most surely did
  6. Buzztail

    Buzztail Nomad

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    Clean up on 5 please... Someone spilled a bucket of FAIL
  7. Mugwest

    Mugwest .

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    Dude needs some Firehose Pants. And other things
  8. Buzztail

    Buzztail Nomad

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    Fixalated
  9. Jaxxzenn

    Jaxxzenn Adventurer

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  10. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    I'll get right on that sir!

    Hey izzat an old Sporty? Just goes to show ya they're all dirtbikes, I reckon:ricky
  11. Buzztail

    Buzztail Nomad

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    Watched Cycle South last night... Great flick :nod
  12. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    That movie captures the Authentic Gazoonie Spirit like a champ:ricky

    Had the honor of meeting some real deal world-traveling ADVers over the weekend, Bernd and Heidi from Germany aboard their matching KTM 640s.
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    It's not every day ya get to talk to, drink beer with, and sit around the fire with world travelers, so I felt mighty privileged.
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    They be lovin them some Heidenaus, and after hearing their reports of 10K-mile rear tire life and 18K-mile front tire life, I can see why.
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    They also be lovin them some stickers, and believe me I was thoroughly impressed. Of course, the impressive thing is actually going to all these places to collect these stickers:
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    Bernd knows a thing or two about keeping an old bike running, if ya don't believe me well then check out his odo:
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    And just in case ya think that's a fluke, here's Heidi's odo:
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    Man that's some strong mileage! I asked Bernd what kinda oil he used. "Whatever is cheap," was his reply. How often do ya change it, I asked. "About every 10K kilometers." Synthetic? "Sometimes, not all the time." Farrrrr out, man! And boy did they have some stories. They spent Christmas/New Years in Ushuaia, and said it was quite a party. As it turns out, there's a big annual festival of sorts for world travelers in Ushuaia, and they spent 2 weeks down there meeting other adventurers from all over the globe. Check out Bernd's helmet, ya might see some names ya recognize from ADV:
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    I told Bernd that their experiences with their amazingly durable 640s was almost enough to make me wanna sip the orange kool-aid. Who am I kidding tho? I'm just too cheap.
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    Both their bikes were completely covered with stickers and signatures, but there was still some room on their front fenders--the pen ran outta ink when some ineptizoid got ahold of it tho:
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    Heidi's bike needed front wheel bearings in the worst way. This ain't their first rodeo, so they carry a couple sets of spare wheel bearings. Bernd punched the bearings out in the IneptiGarage, but my inepti-fu was strong. The inner race along with the bearings came out easily, but the inner race stayed in the hub. Das ist echt Scheisse, said Bernd, and I agreed.
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    So then it was time to make an emergency visit to Mugwest Motorsports, because what we really needed was a bearing puller and a torch and Mugwest Motorsports had all that in stock. The Customer Service Department went out of their way to help out, because they give a Scheisse, ya know.
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    Another satisfied MMS customer; this calls for some :pointing, it most surely does. We gave Bernd some solid lessons on :pointing, and he turned out to be a quick learner.
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    After the bearing replacement we took off for Grassy Point. Saw Hatch on the way out there, he was busy burnin the forest down (I keed, I keed!) but I stopped and exchanged pleasantries anyhow. Good seein ya, JenkMeister! So long story short, Bernd and Heidi liked Grassy Point so much they decided to camp out there. See Bernd? I told ya he was a quick learner with the :pointing. And I wasn't lyin! He even got Heidi in on it.:D
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    Time for a first-class Sunset Inspection. They hadn't planned on camping at Grassy Point, but after seeing the place couldn't resist. So they broke out the camping gear, and we got ready for the big show.
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    And it was Glorious, yea verily.
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    Bernd and Heidi were thoroughly impressed. I sure was happy the weather cooperated and gave these fine folks an experience the Fla. Chamber of Commerce would be proud of. Happy trails and Godspeed, Bernd and Heidi! Hope to see y'all in Germany someday...
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    Prost!:1drink
  13. Woods Rider

    Woods Rider X-Crazed Racing Fool

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    Inept, that was the epic event of the weekend right there I say!:clap
  14. Chicken Helmet

    Chicken Helmet I'm A Stumperâ„¢

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    I bet the story telling rivalled a title bout on a Rocky movie. Would have loved to have heard them.
  15. Buzztail

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    Good on ya Tony!
    Bernd, and Heidi had planned to stay here, but she has a bit of a cat allergy, and Jeanne was sick. When your wife is an ER nurse, and is not feeling well you tend to keep her exposure to others at a minimum lest we start a pan flute demic.

    Bernd, and Heidi- I am really sorry the timing did not work out, but very glad you liked Grassy point enough to stay there!! Sure beats the scenery around here handily
  16. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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  17. ElusivePedro

    ElusivePedro Layin' Low

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    Very cool, Tony. Very cool. :clap
  18. Buzztail

    Buzztail Nomad

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    Vic,
    Post up in the "Tent Space" Thread and they will come a knockin'. Hosted several ADV'rs on the move. Most of the time I let them take the pics they want and don't post anything. It's their trip, and I suck at ride reports let along camp reports:lol2
  19. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Well done!:clap
  20. Orange Crushed

    Orange Crushed Been here awhile

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    Way to go! Great story...:thumb