1. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    Damn Moose! How many cords is that? Will you burn all of that this winter?

    Glad to hear you guys were OK after the tornado. Much damage to the truck?

    The pic of the eagle is awesome. I like your fishing attire. Happy Halloween!
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  2. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Come on Moose don't lie to us, you paid somebody to deliver all that wood to you.

    Smudge splits his by hand, of course he only goes through about a trunk (not truck) load a season.
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  3. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind! Supporter

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  4. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    I push a button and my fire kicks on. :dunno

    I do miss splitting wood though. With an axe though. Like Paul Bunyan
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  5. Moose Dog

    Moose Dog Mr. Nice Guy

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    We were camped in Cedar River Michigan when the tornado came through, Cedar tree missed the camper by inches, we got lucky, all the glass stayed intact, only the roof was caved in, 2300.00 to replace the roof, front wheel of my Gary Fisher Trek mountain bike was crushed and the handle bars were bent, 100.00 to replace that.

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    Storm came through so fast I didn't have time to retract the awning, 1200.00 to replace that along with the LED light under it, 90 mph wind gust took it's toll, tree missed the camper by inches, like I said, we got lucky, most of the camp ground was destroyed, nobody was hurt, the next day a logging company came in and cut down almost all the old growth cedar trees.

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  6. Moose Dog

    Moose Dog Mr. Nice Guy

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    Cross stacked 5 cords of seasoned Cherry wood on the left I bought local, loaded and stacked myself, the 10 or so cords to the right I split and moved myself, helping a friend (the folks I bought my house from) build a new pole barn, no joke, we started on it in July and just finished splitting and stacking last Saturday, I have the sore back to prove it, this wood should last us 3-5 years.

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  7. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    3-5 years, not bad (sore back not withstanding).

    Glad you "dodged a bullet" while camping. That was too close. I guess you need one of those little weather radios that alerts you to impending severe weather.

    Kinda surprised that the dogs didn't pick up on the tornado and start cowering or hiding under the camper.
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  8. reveille

    reveille Displaced Adventurer

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    It also acts as a fence to block the view of the junkyard next door. win win
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  9. Moose Dog

    Moose Dog Mr. Nice Guy

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    Small price to pay for not living in the Chicago suburbs anymore.
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  10. Moose Dog

    Moose Dog Mr. Nice Guy

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    Got out and cut in a loop around my property today.

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    Back behind the junk yard.

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    It's pretty flat and sandy here.

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    I added this section for 2 Wheels.

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    Nice to open my garage door and ride now.

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  11. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Ride on top of the wood pile and jump the fence...ala Steve McQueen.
  12. Smudge!

    Smudge! Been here awhile

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    I cut and split a bunch of wood yesterday. No pictures
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  13. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

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    I pushed the button to turn my fireplace on this AM. Fantastic. :dunno My FIL does have some giant trees he needs help splitting though. Thankfully he bought a brand new splitter. :dunno
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  14. Bronco638

    Bronco638 Nobody Home

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    Expired plates, eh? I guess the mighty 250X is restricted to off-road now?

    If you listen to Mike, this is way too difficult for him. Remove all those bricks from the middle of the pile......... :D
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  15. Moose Dog

    Moose Dog Mr. Nice Guy

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    The Hondo will get Michigan plates in April, way easy to plate a dirt bike here as long as your a resident and show proof of insurance in this state, they finally put a stop to out of state people putting Michigan plates on their bikes....lolz.
  16. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind! Supporter

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    How much is ur insurance?

    Friends have stated it like getting rear ended without a reach around...
  17. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Supporter

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    South Dakota is easier anyway, and appreciates the revenue.

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  18. Moose Dog

    Moose Dog Mr. Nice Guy

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    Bout the same as Illinois, given the cost of living and the fact it's a no fault insurance state, the locals consider it high, roughly 150.00 - 200.00 a year for limited liability on a bike.
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  19. OU812

    OU812 Legend in my own Mind! Supporter

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    That's high.
    But I guess u make it up with lower costs for most EVERYTHING;)
  20. Moose Dog

    Moose Dog Mr. Nice Guy

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    This to may soon come to an end once that state realizes the liability of putting plates on bikes that don't have street bike safety standards applied to them, a single lawsuit would far outweigh the income from out of state people seeking plates, Michigan may just put an end to it as well for it's own residents.