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Old 02-26-2013, 08:12 PM   #331
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Make it home ok?
We did. Thanks for asking. Just haven't had a chance to update the ride home....
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:40 PM   #332
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Looking forward to the ride home update!!! Man, you rock!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:26 AM   #333
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...cause its the ride report that never ends!

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Looking forward to the ride home update!!! Man, you rock!!
Love the ongoing ride report, helps me make it through the freezing rain and snow flurries of a N. Michigan April! So I'm going to have to ask (on behalf of the forum of course) for a picture of the Raptor!

And naturally, the Raptor garage stall customized in SVT carbon and red. Hehe. Out of curiosity, does your truck fit in the garage? As sexy as it is, it seems sized more for Mini/FJ/Audi sized vehicles...

I hope spring isn't too rainy and you both get to take another weekend trip soon! Hey, random question for Stephanie... does she take the "Rumble Bee" 848 to work or drive a more traditional vehicle? I've tried to get "my personal nurse" to commute on the SV650, but she doesn't like to show up at work all disheveled and parking a bike deep in the employee parking garage isn't her favorite thing on those late 12H shifts.

Keep it rubber side down and ride safe!
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:18 PM   #334
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A little OT, but what type of finish is that on your garage floor?
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:10 PM   #335
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Guess they deleted the guys post (and actually banned him ).
I really wouldn't have cared if they left it. I think you guys would have been harder on the guy than I would have been (which btw I appreciate you guys chiming in there).

Funny, for someone who has a motorcycle, computer and even electricity (which I'm sure even HE would agree is considered a "luxury" to the people he seemed to be championing for in the post) this guy was awfully critical. I saw some of his previous posts (search username "notrivia") and saw he talked about jackets, boots, etc, etc. Is any of that a "necessity"?? Couldn't he make a jacket out of tree-bark and maybe ride in home-made sandals? I don't think he NEEDS any of what he's spent his money on to survive and has it because he WANTS it and has the means?
Everyone has their own idea of what "lavish" is. To me, a Fairfield-Inn is not lavish. We're not rich. We work hard for what we have and spend it however we choose. If he wants to save $3 (at the Laundromat) and go thru the trouble of washing his clothes by hand, that's his problem. To me, that's ridiculous. He can sit around the campfire and wait for that to dry. We'll be off and on our way to the next great place.

Probably the dumbest thing he said was that I was somehow insensitive because of my "sleepless in seattle" pictures. All I have to say is that the only thing funnier would have been a guy in a tux that was passed out like these people were, with a half-gallon of milk about to pour out as they started leaning more and more to the side....at 1:00 in the afternoon!!! In other words, it had nothing to do with how much or how little they had. It was just funny!!

Anyway...we've had a good year so this years trip will be even better and more "lavish"!!! Which btw, as OPENROAD98 mentioned and requested pics of, we got our transporter (more on this a bit later). And to this guy, notrivia......I hope you drive a prius. I'm gonna need the gas!!!

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Old 04-08-2013, 12:15 PM   #336
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Looking forward to the ride home update!!! Man, you rock!!
Thank you sir. Will update a bit later. Sorry I haven't gotten around to it. We've been busy doing some of this too:







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Old 04-08-2013, 12:19 PM   #337
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A little OT, but what type of finish is that on your garage floor?
It's black epoxy paint on the floor with a polyurethane finish over that. I ultimately ended up putting Race-Deck flooring over that. Awesome stuff. I wanted to leave it the way it was, with just the paint, but the paint is a bit more delicate. I now have a race-deck pad which stretches across the entire garage.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:06 PM   #338
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I think you need to know these guys. Their FB page is regularly updated with Raptor goings on, too. And, they own this website. Have fun blowing even more of your time.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:21 PM   #339
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Guess they deleted the guys post (and actually banned him ).
I really wouldn't have cared if they left it. I think you guys would have been harder on the guy than I would have been (which btw I appreciate you guys chiming in there).

Funny...I saw some of his previous posts (search username "notrivia") and saw he talked about jackets, boots, etc, etc. Is any of that a "necessity"?? Couldn't he make a jacket out of tree-bark and maybe ride in home-made sandals?

I don't think he NEEDS any of what he's spent his money on to survive and has it because he WANTS it and has the means?
If he wants to save $3 (at the Laundromat) and go thru the trouble of washing his clothes by hand, that's his problem. To me, that's ridiculous. He can sit around the campfire and wait for that to dry. We'll be off and on our way to the next great place.

Anyway...we've had a good year so this years trip will be even better and more "lavish"!!! Which btw, as OPENROAD98 mentioned and requested pics of, we got our transporter (more on this a bit later). And to this guy, notrivia......I hope you drive a prius. I'm gonna need the gas!!!
It takes a lot of balls to attack someone when they can't respond

Good job!

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Old 04-08-2013, 08:16 PM   #340
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It takes a lot of balls to attack someone when they can't respond

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Aww jeez.

I'm done with the whole thing. He said his peace, I said mine.
Others felt it warranted reporting him and did.
I didn't care if it stayed either way. His rebuttal would have been more than welcomed.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:19 PM   #341
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I think you need to know these guys. Their FB page is regularly updated with Raptor goings on, too. And, they own this website. Have fun blowing even more of your time.
Thanks Ducnut. Haven't gone to the FB page, but I've lurked around that forum for a while now. Trying to stay away for the exact reason you mention....time!!!
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:48 PM   #342
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Ignore the haters. Keep up with the great posts. You'll like the Raptor. I just got a 2013 platinum F150 with the ecoboost. They're good trucks. This is my second one. Looking forward to more updates.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:27 AM   #343
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Good to see that the mods threw out the trash. Carry on with more great RR's. Riding your way in late may.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:20 AM   #344
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Gus, just found this a couple of days ago and finished it last night, absolutely fantastic all around, this is one of those rare ride reports that make you feel all is right with the world.

Thanks so much for taking the time and effort to post.............and keep it coming
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:49 AM   #345
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Good job!

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Gus, disregard this...gentleman. I thought you handled the notrivia posting with class.

Your RR was (and continues to be) one of the better ride reports I've followed. Thoroughly enjoyed every posting of superb pictures, great writing & thoughts, and the experiences you and yours have shared. Thanks.
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