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Old 07-15-2008, 08:41 PM   #16
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:48 PM   #17
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:27 AM   #18
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YES!!!

Fellow cube dweling, vstrom riding michigander here. Ive been waiting a looong time for this one. Ride on Vermin ride on.

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Old 07-18-2008, 05:26 AM   #19
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:29 AM   #20
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You are a motivation to all Dads. Thanks for the report.



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Old 07-18-2008, 07:10 AM   #21
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:41 PM   #22
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Fiction and Fadts from Vermin's almanac

You liked the first edition, this one will be just as awesome. We , wife/I, just arrived back from Alaska, more on that story, but to make this trip one of the most awesome, we actually rode many miles with Vermin and Dollbaby, YAHOOOOOOOO. We have pics to down load, facts to write, and will get all this to the MAN asap.

Stay tuned, reading the first edition was super , riding with this "fellow" is totally out into a black hole, meaning ,the greatest.

Vermin, will send you pics and report tomorrow, also the meld down procedure of that RT:(

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Old 07-18-2008, 05:16 PM   #23
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This will be good. It makes me happy to know that a goddamn orange and yellow colored Pacific Coast is out there terrorizing north america. A finer bike has never been ridden.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:03 PM   #24
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This will be good. It makes me happy to know that a goddamn orange and yellow colored Pacific Coast is out there terrorizing north america. A finer bike has never been ridden.
Well it ain't at the moment. It's stuck up here in the "Greatland." He is looking for someone to help "bring it on home" if anyone is interested in flying north and riding south.

Excellent begining. Can I be in your ride report? Can I, HUH, can I?!? Please.

Oh, and please say hello to dollbaby for me. Mark H.
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:52 AM   #25
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:26 AM   #26
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... the merest hint of a new Vermin adventure, and his fans gather for another fantastic rip-roaring narrative.

Subscribed already and looking forward to it.

Have a GREAT trip you two ... we want to hear ALL about it from both of you.
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:53 AM   #27
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Settin the stage

headed on out of the house and cruised down to the airport in sweet thangs practical mobile. I was somewhat anxious as the volume of stuff I had packed for the trip wouldn’t fit in the trunk of her largish American sedan. I could tell that this trip was gonna be different from Drifters high plains ramble and suffering festival of 2007.

The first 15 minutes of Drifters trip involved getting strafed by a violent Midwestern thunderstorm on a two lane highway with no where to hide. Lets just say Doll babys trip started a little different.


As we blasted through the upthereosphere at a killion miles an hour I went through my exacting mental preparations. Did I remember to get the tire shipped? Bear mace? Oh well breath deep and let er rip hain’t a damn thing I can do about it now. As an aside here I must confess at some point during the winter when I first conceived this routine I did entangle myself with resources to find the best roads to ride and I had made a preferred route. I made lists of stuff. Well, as the departure came near I couldn’t take the pressure of an organized routine so I (subconsciously) freaked out and lost the lists and grabbed my Rand McNally trucker atlas and crammed a bunch of stuff in garbage bags and hit the door, clutching two passports and 2 plane tickets in my sweaty Corona holders. That’s how I roll.


Ever wonder why there is so much suffering in a world created by a kind and loving god? He was distracted by a game of checkers in the desert.


Ordinarilly on an excellent adventure I go through my beloved high plains transmogrification. This time was entirely different. Instead of my usual gradual decent into a delusional state by traveling west into increasingly arid, unforgiving and barren land I was vomited out of a massive shrieking aluminum tube into a earthly paradise.

Upon exiting the tube Vermin and Dollbaby where immediately snatched up and hugged by Aant while Unk revealed that he “can’t wait to get that piece of shit out of my garage”

First things first



Soaking it in



We wake up in luxury on day one with nothing planned except for attempting to get the bike running. The first serious tension of the trip came when I had made arrangements in advance at “Fun Bike Center” Honda dealer to have my tire swapped out. Everything went smooth in the disassembly we got in the car and waltzed right over to the dealer pretty as you please and they told us to get lost the bike was over ten years old and they wouldn’t work on it. I told them the bike isn’t within ten miles so couldn’t they just cross their eyes a little turn the 0 into a 9 on the paperwork and change the flippin tire? NO! I argued that the concept of an alloy wheel and its relationship to the motorcycle tire was fairly timeless and risk free. NO!. A deep ember of hate started to glow right next to my stent and I had to beat my testosterone back down. NO! The inner carney in me was fixin to opening a kegger of whoop ass but I am a semi rational grownup now with kids. I had nothing but a scrawny eyebrow to fling toward the heavens. Unks heart began to sink as it became apparent that the wheelless refuse in his garage may never leave. Cooler heads eventually prevailed and they gave me the address of a local wrench that would do it post haste.

I still have deep animosity toward these fellas. Here is a guy 2500 miles from home with his young daughter and needs a (paid for) risk free favor and they wouldn’t budge. I hope the same thing happens to them some day. In Mexico they would drive out from the shop with their mom and pick you up feed you dinner and change your tire. I will save a spot for these guys in my cubicle in hell.

The shop they sent me to was called C & D and they hooked me right up. Please give these guys your business they were cool and they didn't appear to be afraid of repairing motorcycles like the other gomers did.

Tire swap complete all that was left was to put in the new battery. Well needless to say I didn’t have the shop manual that explains in minute detail about how to disassemble the tupperware cladding so I improvised (cue the shrieking Honda Pacific Coast Mavens).


Unfortunately the electromagnetic pulses from the reciprocating saw messed up my flux capacitor and I went shooting off through time willy nilly.







Then in a depression era make work program Franklin Delanor Roosevelt had everything painted vivid hues to give Kodak corp a market for its latest invention Kodachrome

A futile attempt to keep vermin off the USS Midway





I did almost cut through some large black wire bundle but unk shrieked and stopped me before I severed this fine beasts nervous system.

Dollbaby reads the bear mace instructions, unlike me she is prepared. I myself wouldn’t start reading the instructions until I was halfway down the bears esophagus.


Freshening up with a new coat of “don’t hit me”.


No comment (chicks do take more stuff)



This is how Vermin rolls, cack steady on the launch pad t minus 12 and counting


Unks neoretro cruiser set on stun.


Do to no small amount of taunting and a desire to see this homeless shopping cart of a motorcycle leave his premises and not come back unk and ant have decided to escort us some unknown distance to the north.
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:20 AM   #28
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My God - and (good) pictures too!!!

... the best just got better

What is your opinion on all this Doll baby? We look forward to your contribution ...
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:52 AM   #29
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SO - you simply flicked the key (if it still has one)- thumbed the button (if it still has one) - and the thing STARTED UP???!!!!
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:57 AM   #30
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This is going to be so good, I cannot control the urge to fast forward and I know all too well how the trip unfolds, yet I can only try , try to imagine how Vermin and Dollbaby will put the thing to gether with the pics. GO Phil , GO !!
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