Rockies regional randomness

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    My Ford has plenty of leg room; it's the most comfortable travelling vehicle I've ever owned. And with a couple of dirt bikes in the back, plus the BF goodrich a/t's, it does pretty well in snow. Last trip, loaded with bikes and camping and riding gear; 22mpg. :thumb (it's a diesel BTW)

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  2. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie

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    I used to cruise in my parents 86 G20 Chevy Conversion Van. I'm 6'2" and was plenty comfortable in the driver's seat or crashed on the bed in the back. It was a fun vehicle in college, except for the 11mpg. With snow tires and some extra weight in the back, it was very predictable in the snow. I actually preferred it to my parent's little '85 Blazer.

    I miss that van.
  3. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    My first van I had in my early 20's. A 108" wheelbase '69 Chevy van with a 327 'vette motor sitting between the front seats....attached to a 3 on the tree and the flat, bus-style steering wheel

    About zero weight on the rear wheels, so when I drove it in winter down to my dad's place east of Placerville in the Sierras....it got dicey. Fun as hell to drive, don't see many of them around anymore.
    It would light up the tires literally until you let off the gas - I can't believe I kept my license thru the entire time I owned it. :lol3
    Was cool to see this video - mine was white over blue with baby moons, a rig I'd buy today in a heartbeat - Muntz 8-track and all :bubba:rofl

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  4. wzd1a

    wzd1a Long timer

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  5. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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  6. wzd1a

    wzd1a Long timer

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    Hardly in the same league as the '68 Unimog or the newer UniJeep. But neat none the less. BTW some Unimog History.

    1940s
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    1948 Unimog with original logo on hood


    [edit] 1946 &#8211; First prototype

    Unimogs were developed in post-war Germany to be used as agricultural equipment. The Unimog was designed with equal-sized wheels, a mounting bracket in front, a hitch in the rear, and loading space in the center. This was to make it a multi-purpose vehicle that farmers could use in the field and on the highway. Minneapolis-Moline had developed the UDLX Comfortractor for North America in 1938 with a similar concept in mind.
    Albert Friedrich designed the first model and entered a production agreement with Erhard und Söhne (Erhard and Sons) in Schwäbisch Gmünd.
    Development began on January 1, 1946. The first prototype was ready by the end of 1946. The prototype was equipped with a gasoline engine because the development of the OM636 diesel engine had not been finished. The prototype looked almost like the Unimogs that were built later. The original track width of 1,270 millimeters was equivalent to two potato rows.
    [edit] 1947 &#8211; Production

    The 25-hp (19 kW) OM636 Daimler Benz diesel engine became standard equipment in the first production Unimogs at the end of 1947. The original symbol for the Unimog was a pair of ox's horns in the shape of a letter U. The first 600 "70200" series Unimogs were built by Boehringer. This was mainly for two reasons: Erhard und Soehne did not have the capacity to build the Unimogs and Mercedes Benz was not permitted to build all-wheel drive vehicles at that time.
  7. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    Hey Ned
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  8. Narsisco Lopez

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    Mamma Mia!

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  9. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA

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    It's a nice look but no aircleaners and no rear fender sound like trouble to me .:eek1
  10. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Yeah, A guy's dick could get sucked into one or both.

    :yikes
  11. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    Will somebody please go buy an extremely cool new bike?

    It was opening day at WP yesterday and we need a major snowstorm!
  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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  13. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    Party pooper :D

    If the bike is doing its job, your dick wouldn't be close to either :lol3
  15. Merfman

    Merfman Trustin' my cape...

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  16. singletrackslayer

    singletrackslayer Legalize singletrack

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    Sounds like a Union to me. They helped make the jobsite safer for millions of workers back in the day, but today its goin to far. My brother-in-law is helping rebuild the powergrid after SS Sandy in New Jersey. The local union workers were going into the camps and beating the shit out of non-union people in their sleep, even though millions of people still have no power. They are stealing their work and not holding out for a higher wage or paying union dues.

    I like to get payed and promoted for how good or hard I work. Not how long I've been around(standing in the air-conditioned break room).
  17. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    WANT!

    Kendon 3 Rail Fold up Trailer

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  18. singletrackslayer

    singletrackslayer Legalize singletrack

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    Honda beats KTM and Kawasaki in the 45th annual Baja 1000.

    Go Honda Go!
  19. Osprey!

    Osprey! a.k.a. Opie

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    Where do you mount the spare?
  20. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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    Those fancy trailers never have flats. :deal