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Forum: Ride reports Today, 10:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,995
Posted By Ratman
Anna's blog posts.

Anna, great report and adventure. You are an inspiration. Seems as though you are a medium techy, as am I. I write a few report on adv, but have found that some of my non biking friends and family...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:21 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 41,502
Posted By Ratman
Sorry to hear about the continued oil burning. ...

Sorry to hear about the continued oil burning. Just think about the valve seal replacement as a learning experience, and how much easier it will be to do the rings once you get to it.

I don't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-17-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
I really appreciate your comment, StuckinPark. ...

I really appreciate your comment, StuckinPark. Thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 41,502
Posted By Ratman
I hope I'm wrong, but my prediction is that the...

I hope I'm wrong, but my prediction is that the oil burning is a ring problem, and not much will be accomplished by renewing the valve guide seals.

Maybe someone already mentioned about opening...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-13-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Maybe, I'll have some more to put in my next...

Maybe, I'll have some more to put in my next Blog, Ladybug.

BTW, are your Oregon boys going to run in the next Mexican 1000?
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-11-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Let's make it happen. :freaky And I'm ready to...

Let's make it happen. :freaky And I'm ready to join you 'along the river in a van'.
...can I take this???
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Forum: Day Trippin' 12-10-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,842
Posted By Ratman
Nice RR, BC. I didn't know there was a road from...

Nice RR, BC. I didn't know there was a road from El Golfo to PP. I'll have to check that out.

Thanks.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-10-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
<P> I built this car along those year when Bob...

<P> I built this car along those year when Bob G was winning everything in 4 wheeled, 2 seater unlimited. My first race with this car was in Jean NV, three 125 mile laps (Pops Oasis). My driver...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-10-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Looking forward to it, prsdrat. Don't get...

Looking forward to it, prsdrat.

Don't get me started about the death of campfires. Grrrrr :evil
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-10-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
It hurts me to think how much I had to learn,...

It hurts me to think how much I had to learn, Terry. Ignorance is bliss, was never more applicable. :wink:
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
The Red Car

Strong Bad, you are 'the Man'. Bob Gordon is quite a racer. He came over to our table at the Off Road Hall of Fame dinner to have a few words with Parnelli last month, And Cam Theriot has off road...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Thanks, guys. I do like my Baja. Telling these...

Thanks, guys. I do like my Baja. Telling these stories is my way of immortalizing those times in print. Then I make you all read them by sneaking them into my ride TRs. I should apologize for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-08-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
riding buddy

prsdrat, that too soon to be a'leavin...sorry about your friend. Yeah we should get together and talk about whoever isn't there. You would have been welcome on the ride, and at the campfire. How's...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-05-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Ladybug, I know about your interest in Baja. I...

Ladybug, I know about your interest in Baja. I read your TR and followed the Oregon Guys with their little Honda in the Retro Mexican 1000 rallies.

Here's another story about the dry Lake...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
More old days

A bunch of you guys like Baja Racing tales. I ran across this one today about Motorcycles in the first Mexican 1000...run by NORRA in those days, 1967.

The desolation of this story brought back...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-29-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Ratman
Welcome

I'm glad you made it. Those are some of the best 2200 miles of roads on the planet....nice selection. The desert in Summer is a true test of mankind.

I live in North SD Counties so I figure...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-26-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Get down there, AI....you wont be sorry. ...

Get down there, AI....you wont be sorry.



OH, a dream job. Way to go, but I think your pissing into the wind. The city is coming at you, and the city slickers will chew you up and spit you...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 34,378
Posted By Ratman
[ along about 1970 my co-driver and I wre...

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along about 1970 my co-driver and I wre prerunning the Baja 1000 down in the last 100 miles from La Paz. we had been on dirt roads for the last 800 miles. We stopped for some tacos at a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-26-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Than Mr H for the comment. Good jobs are great,...

Than Mr H for the comment. Good jobs are great, but the adventures missed out on are regrettable, and can't be made up. If I' ever had one, I'd prolly not have any good stories to tell you guys.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 41,502
Posted By Ratman
You guys are having a great ride, and your report...

You guys are having a great ride, and your report is fantastic. How's the oil burning project on the TA coming along. I also like old bikes, that I have a couple of...., that burn oil. I'll be...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-25-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Your in line right behind me, Ben. Turns out...

Your in line right behind me, Ben. Turns out that I am a church group as well. :D

Trey650 says

You and I would have/make a good trip together, Trey. PM me when you get a hankering for a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,611
Views: 366,959
Posted By Ratman
great adventure

I catch up once a week, Ed. Thanks for the diligent posting. Just an absolute great TR.

I watched the Baja 1000 go by just a few miles south of Ojos Negros last week...thought of you and your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-22-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Thank, Culcune, Ladybug, and Magoo, If you...

Thank, Culcune, Ladybug, and Magoo,

If you like those old stories, here's one that you have to be a real old timer to remember anything about.

.......................about the Sears Racing...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-21-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
The night was spent tossing and turning from one...

The night was spent tossing and turning from one hip to the other, but in between tosses I slept the sleep of the just. It was overcast at 6:30 when I got up. Once again the race had come and gone....
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-21-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
No shit CONKSO, I could learn some things from...

No shit CONKSO, I could learn some things from Tecate Mike.

Thanks for your input. You guys and your replies are what makes a thread a good one.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Let me gang up on you guys here, and thank you...

Let me gang up on you guys here, and thank you and Boboneleg for spending a couple days in baja with me. :freaky

........Canada and the UK....I'm honored.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Well, that sounds like a fair deal....let's stay...

Well, that sounds like a fair deal....let's stay in touch on that subject.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Voices with wine

<P> Soon everyone who was going to leave was gone, and night was closing in. You see I was a little better prepared for a fire tonight.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-20-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
One day Don, you're still a young man....all...

One day Don, you're still a young man....all stuff comes along sooner or later...or is that, everything comes to those who wait.

Thanks for riding along.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
I know the feeling, Tom. I remember watching the...

I know the feeling, Tom. I remember watching the Jalopies race back then on Channel 5 here in San diego. Same station that had the roller derby girls. That going back to the mid 50s.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Later that Day....

....back to the wait between Cars and bikes. I wondered around to see where I could watch from the best. I stood here and watched the first TTs come thru but it was too dusty for the long term....
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
DruncleWill, you couldn't stop me with a stick. ...

DruncleWill, you couldn't stop me with a stick. :wink: Thanks for the vote of confidence.



I heard summat about that back in the day, Tom, but I don't want to start that feud up again...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Thanks for that post, TajoeRob. Big Oly was the...

Thanks for that post, TajoeRob. Big Oly was the one 'must see' thing to see when he'd come by. Big Oly went thru all the corners like a sprint car, crossed up and snarling. :evil

No other...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Race Day

I sat at the campfire till the last flames flickered at a little past 7pm. I might have extended the evening with another glass of wine, but I figured to save that till race night. Really there...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Parnelli story

One day we'll camp together, Dave. We're young guys. :freaky

There are some good stories to be told, Dave. Like the one Parnelli told at the Off Road Hall of Fame induction early this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
feedback

i LOVE THE REPLYS, RAMON AND GASTON, THANKS



thanks, Scubalong, I feel that I know you from reading your replies on Lalo's report. :freaky
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
<P> I ought to talk a little about what kit...

<P> I ought to talk a little about what kit works for me. As you might imagine, I figure that less is more when it comes to moto travel.... it hasn't always been that way. There was a time when I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
So I was off to gas up for the 2 hr ride to...

So I was off to gas up for the 2 hr ride to Tecate where I'd cross the border. I have the Dr geared low for the highway. I cruise at 60mph at 6400rpm.
that just fast enough to not be a hazard on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
There's some great value China 250 enduros. We...

There's some great value China 250 enduros. We have a place in riverside selling them for 1300$ but not st legal in Ca, but it would be a snap in Az.

i LIVE IN OCEANSIDE. I'm sad to hear...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-16-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,050
Posted By Ratman
Spectating the 2014 Baja 1000

<P> Another year has come (and now gone) since I went to Baja for 2013's race. That race's report is here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=935354) .

<P> This year I was scheduled...
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