Simbaboy's Easy Living (MI)

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by simbaboy, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    Wonderful couple, period.
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  2. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    We left Las Vegas this afternoon as soon as my Conference was done.
    We headed straight to Zion NP and had a wonderful meal there.

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  3. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Waiting to enter the Tunnel going back towards St.George
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  4. River-Runner

    River-Runner Been here awhile

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    So several years ago Kendra and I were in Zion on the BMW's, at a place with walls like your last photo above. I was leading, going pretty slow - when - a baby mountain sheep comes down the face of the cliff, half falling and half in control. Lands about 15 feet in front of me. I grab the brakes, thinking they'd throw my ass in jail for 20-years for hitting a baby sheep. Thank God I missed the sheep or it missed me!

    That is one pretty area to ride through.
  5. 2brnut2b

    2brnut2b Been here awhile

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    Hello @simbaboy and @Vikingtazz ! and @everyone:) I miss you guys ! It's been a very difficult year for me, I've had a work accident last november and medical imaging revealed cervical disc herniation (3)and dorsal disk herniation (3) . I'm still not working , a gradual return is ongoing but very difficult...
    I sold all the bikes except the NX250, I keep it for a retirement project... I tried hard to ride but only the weight of my helmet is enough to hurt me...Even today I do not plan to ride in a near future.
    After watching every episode and every season of ''The Young and Restless'' :hmmmmm I decided to buy an old but very clean 11' BMW series 1 (128i) with few km on it so I can put a smile on my face :fpalm and it works ! I really like it It is a summer car only and I'm storing it at the end of october.
    Don't know went or even if I will be back on 2wheels but I imagine next year of something like that. Probably no more off road riding but kind of a ''sunday morning ride'' bike ?

    I sincerely hope to see you again soon guys!

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  6. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    Awesome car Martin!
    Man, I'm sorry to hear about your work accident. Hope you can heal enough to ride again, even if it takes a couple of years.
    I don't remember the NX250 project, was that a recent purchase?
    My winter project started with an upgrade ealier this week.

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  7. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    DW makes some nice shit.
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  8. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Guitarists find drummers to be inferior musicians.
    Just saying......
    Imu
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  9. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Marten,
    Sorry for your neck injury.
    But I know you and you will be back to riding.
    Remember, you still owe me a beer in ?Tudisaac.
    Imu
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  10. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Agreed with Kirk.
    Nice car but super sorry about your injury
    It will heal up.
    I sent a text message, Marten.
    Imu
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  11. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    Think I’ll just leave this here…

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  12. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    Exactly! @Vikingtazz is an amateur guitarist. He once tried to give me lessons on acoustic guitar 'Besame Mucho'. After an attempted 1/2 hr lesson he said the same thing that Brett @swedstal 'I have been everywhere man' said: "no dishonor in being a Drummer".

    A Ski Instructor said to me in 1981 "Imu not everyone is meant to be a Skier. Go back to the Lodge, get a refund and get a hot chocolate"

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  13. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    We drove through Moab yesterday.
    We drove from St.George to Zion NP (again) to Page to Moab and spent the night in Rifle, Colorado.
    Tonight we are in Omaha, NE and Inshallah home tomorrow.

    As we drove through Moab we took these pics of the La Sals:
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  14. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town... Supporter

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    Did your scooter get the upgrade? If so, how could you not take it for a test drive?
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  15. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    It did but still at the Mechanic's in Michigan.
    I will pick it up on Monday.
  16. Dirty bird

    Dirty bird Slightly off-camber

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    The KTM got a new 3 gal Acerbis tank this weekend, and a new gold x-ring chain with a kool-aid orange rear sprocket. Bling! It should have a 150 mi+ fuel range now without carrying extra fuel.

    When I was getting it out to ride last weekend I noticed the rear wheel was moving around. I checked the axle nut and could turn it with my fingers! Needless to say the aluminum rear sprocket didn't fare well and was worn pretty bad and the chain has needed replaced for a while.

    Also got a new rear tire, and a fuel injection tuner is on the way. While I had it apart putting the tank on, which requires relocating or removing the smog canister, I took all the smog crap off in preparation for the tuner. "All I need now" is a new slip on exhaust to complete the upgrade. Unfortunately they are out of stock everywhere, so it will have to wait.
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  17. Vikingtazz

    Vikingtazz Will ride for food.

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    You can play guitar your whole life and nobody ever calls you a guitarist.
    Pick up a drumstick and suddenly you're a failed musician.

    This is a tough crowd. :drums:kumbaya
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  18. Dirty bird

    Dirty bird Slightly off-camber

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    I've been playing for 3 years and I don't even call myself a guitarist.
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  19. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    Hopefully this finds you home & safe!

    Sorry I couldn't meet up with you and Karima, but I've been on 'Nico' watch. Of course he is now 4 days late, due last Thurs.

    A drive through Moab, eek. That could not have been easy!
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  20. simbaboy

    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    @sealsam

    Got back home last night.

    The Sienna needs a wheel alignment as it seemed to be pulling a bit to the Right. But I got incredible easy 25-27 MPG without a roof carrier and no trailer.

    Now back to work gathering $$ for next year's fuel for the scoots.

    You Grandpa X2 yet?

    Imu
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