The Rootbeer Run, Chasing the Sun, and other misadventures

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Parepin, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. luckychucky

    luckychucky Long timer

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    Next thing you know people will be smoking stop-leak. I'm not responsible for anything you do. Nice-long-Report. Good times, except the titanium stuff.
  2. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    Should be a good time when your engine overheats- best bong ever. Maybe that picture should make the cover!
  3. Parepin

    Parepin The Filthy Nomad

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    That's... a tough one to answer
    Don't make threats, now. I've already witnessed the power of your word.


    It's frightening.
  4. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    I always wondered why that photo looks so smoky. And here I thought it was "steam"
    Is that your finger on the carb?

    [​IMG]

    HAHHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHHAHAAAAA!!! I kill me.
  5. alcanrider

    alcanrider alcanrider

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    that was funny as hell:rofl
  6. AtlasExp

    AtlasExp beer me

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    You r my hero for report, for seat cover and for stop leak!!!:clap Putting your picture on the wall!:freaky
  7. SkeeFoo

    SkeeFoo DAV Life Member.

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    Dude,Im impressed,how did you get your bike in the crapper?Why? None the less,great freaking pic! I think your my new hero.:clap
  8. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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    The trailside stop leak has to be THE most epic trail side fix ever! I've bodged a few tings together so I could make it home, but I NEVER would have thought of that!
  9. Parepin

    Parepin The Filthy Nomad

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    That's... a tough one to answer
    It all happened so quickly, I just don't know that I can put it into words. It went like this...

    I pulled up to the motel room, ground floor. There was a ramp leading up to a widened handicapped accessible door, and I was in a sketchy neighborhood. It just made sense to wheel it in. I get settled in and realize that the bike is very much in the way, so I wheel it into the handicapped accessible bathroom. I double back and take off my riding gear. Being laundry day, this left me bare assed naked. And seeing as I'm already halfway there, I might as well take a shower.

    I got halfway through my shower before the absurdity of the entire situation caught up with me. None of that was posed, that's just how everything ended up. All I did was set up a camera on the toilet and resume my shower.

    My mother has a copy of that pinned to the fridge, it's on the front page rotation, made it into the WTF Picture Thread, and I've seen several references to it ever since. I am now known as THAT guy.

    For as bad as all this weed talk must make me look, I am actually very proud of this fix. Once the thought process wound up, there wasn't a doubt in my mind that this would work.
  10. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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  11. Flashmo

    Flashmo Whatever...

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  12. thorzite

    thorzite Ok, Hold my beer ...

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    :rofl

    Can't wait brother ... REMATCH!! :lol3

    and by the way ... that radiator fix was brilliant ... just brilliant my friend ... even if you had to use it all!!!!

    Can't wait to hang out in a month or so! ... Jim when you gonna get YOUR ass out ZONA way???

    awesome update as well ... I needed a Parepin/Janis update ... awesome man ...

    Stay safe bud ... talk soon!
  13. el guapo nada

    el guapo nada Been here awhile

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    That's some pretty nice stop-leak......Iv'e heard there's a brown variety that is much cheaper and works just as well!! :D

    Hey ya bud! Hope all is well with ya....better be planning on stopping by for another visit when your back in OR....we'll make sure your radiator is well insured...

    yer buddie,

    el guapo






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  14. Bluebone

    Bluebone straight to hell

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    this is prolly what should have been the title and the whole theme of this thread. i found this thread awhile back but forgot to subscribe before i shut down and lost it. just recently found it again so now i'm catching up. I'm hooked........and awakening the Fool that has been lurking in me all these years.
  15. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    Alex, Alex , Alex , Alex, al, al, al, al, al, ale, ale, ale, ale...
  16. Bluebone

    Bluebone straight to hell

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    DAMNIT!! i totally spit beer all over my screen when i saw this!!! :rofl:freaky
  17. WayFar

    WayFar Been here awhile

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    Finally caught up on this RR, it's taken me some time. I've really enjoyed it, and admire how you bounce back from the setbacks, and always land on your feet. So where are you now, and how's the bike and the rider?
  18. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    So I'm in Sacramento and see this smelly, hippie-pinko grubbing around the back of a gas station....


    [​IMG]


    Hmmmm....looks pretty questionable, but hey, so do I! Decide to give him a ride....

    He tells this long sad story about beating his bike to steaming pile of smoldering shit....

    I cried...:cry


    :rofl

    So, without further ado, I introduce Parepin to.......

    Patty!!!!!!


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    She's pretty hot!!! (in a swapping spit with your grandmother kinda way....:deal)

    She's grubby and smelly but is internally solid.... like her new boy... a match made in heaven!!!

    I can tell it's love at 1st sight so I let the two have time together....to work out their new...ummm....relationship....

    Lottsa grunting, cat fighting noises in the night....

    ...and here's what we're left with this morning....


    [​IMG]

    He might be alive.... I'll check after my coffee.....:lol3

    Then we'll go in search of a NEW milk crate!!!!!

    :freaky
  19. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    HOLY SHIT you put him on a Mattress..... MAN your spoiling the kid. :deal :lol3
  20. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    Yeah...he took the dog's bed and the dog is pissed!!!

    :lol3