Spanking the Cow- The continuing saga of an R100GSPD at the Races

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Stagehand, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. hardwaregrrl

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    Good lord!!!:eek1 If you think you're slow....:loco I don't even have any sand to practice on. I'm fecked.....:1drink:1drink
  2. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    The Stage is the airhead GS racerman...all props declared.
    He knows I'm just messin' wif 'im. :D
  3. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    :sheepish I must admit I am not feeling fast, so I believed you :shog

    Its a scary world out there, and I've been following the Dakar thread, watching good riders I know get whomped, and seeing some really expert world champions running in 105th place ::huh


    BUT I am having fun, and that is all that matters. I would rather come in last place in a hundred races than worry too much about how fast I am.

    Tony Bou is not a mortal. :lol3
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    Hey isnt that a Gas Gas TXT1000 PD Pro !!! :D

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  5. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Thank you Pruts, I am so there!


    I am so proud! Probably the first real repair:

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  6. Gone-Native

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    Nice job!
  7. Stagehand

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    Looks better after the grinder :D
  8. Dmaster

    Dmaster Been here awhile

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    now your exhaust is gas tight again,... where are the insane riding videos? :huh
  9. Stagehand

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    Ack, its farging cold as shite up here. I havent put the thing back together yet :D
    All trials riding all the time.

    This just came out, though, thought you all might find it enjoyable:

    EDIT: WELL I'm not surprised youre confused. HEre is the link I meant to put here: duh: http://www.australasiansafari.com.au/news-list/2013-adams-andy-caldecott-winner



    The longer version should be out in Tales From the Bivouac, www.tftb.org, and the RA mag and MOA have said they would publish, as well. :D
  10. hardwaregrrl

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    I'm confused....

    <a href="http://s814.beta.photobucket.com/user/hardwaregrrl/media/6D655D36-940D-4180-A213-7555FC0EADB7-32415-00002A583B08DA03_zpsb19c15d9.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz66/hardwaregrrl/6D655D36-940D-4180-A213-7555FC0EADB7-32415-00002A583B08DA03_zpsb19c15d9.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 6D655D36-940D-4180-A213-7555FC0EADB7-32415-00002A583B08DA03_zpsb19c15d9.jpg"/></a>

    Isn't this the bike you raced??? So Stuart owns it now?
  11. Stagehand

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    AH, nope! Stuart got a chance to take a spin on it, though. Paul Rooney owns it, and as a matter of fact is planning some changes to it for the 2013 Safari. I think in that quote, Stu is talking about a bike that Paul built up for him, but maybe he'll chime in here and make it clear :D He's Tanami on the forum, I believe.
  12. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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  13. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Nice fix man! Though after seeing you weld feeler gauges together to make dragonflies I don't know why you're so proud of welding up a muffler :D
  14. Tanami

    Tanami Under The Weather

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    Easy to be confused...The quote and the bike in the picture are not related. That picture was taken shortly before (or after?) I took the bike for a quick spin more then two years ago I think. 10 years ago Paul built a special for me that I had to sell. I now have another that is very near to completion.

    I've dug out an image or two of 'my' first Rooney Special...It's been posted around a bit so you may know it....in fact it was later remade into the bike you may have seen with Rooney frame.

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    Oh, and nice repair Jason. I recall during your ride in the Safari last year Paul had commented to me upon both your capacity for improvising roadside solutions and practical resourcefulness.

    I was thinking of you this morning. I had just heard of the sad loss of a friend in NY, so nice to see you are well. A big world at times.

    Stu
  15. hardwaregrrl

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    Thanks Stuart for a good read.

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    More like "boo-hoo"....sorry about not getting another crack at the Safari.....but perhaps you'll have more time to focus on Fossa and Baja..:deal
  16. Stagehand

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    Heh- really fixing something is as satisfying as making something goofy, but pretty :D to me, anyhow, but thanks, regardless


    Thanks Stu- sorry about your friend. All are ok, here, thankfully.

    Nobody really mentions the Post Traumatic Rally Syndrome.

    Well, I spent the last two or three nights getting things together, and am getting the last bits and bobs in a bag, today.

    Extra lights, all the gear, the first aid kit, which tools to take, the possible spares, the entertainment kit for the 24 hours of driving its going to take to finish this project :D

    Plus getting the kid on the bus from a two hour delay today, getting breakfast in her and lunch on her, clothes on her, ok fine, wear pajamas to school if you want but take these clothes with you for gymnastics, after... No you cannot take the giant life size teddy bear to school with you. It will be in the car where you left it when you get home today.

    Oh crap, I have to go to work, but I havent finished folding the laundry so that i can get the new load in. Screw the dishes, I still need to run the spare clutch cable and get the bash plate on. I just want to relax and drink rum when I get there tomorrow night, not frantically fix crap!

    Haha!

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    ...perfect! Cow Patch!
  18. Tanami

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  19. hardwaregrrl

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    Don't worry, I don't mind fixing other people shit, so I'll certainly help out. Just packed my shit and mounted/balanced the new tires and zipped on the number plates. Ready to go. Lemme know if there is anything you need that I may have and could bring. You gonna make it in time for dinner?

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  20. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Jason, in case you missed this article on the new class for the Australian Safari :clap. Gives more capacity for Airheads to be competitive...Better get building