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Old 05-16-2013, 09:26 AM   #35431
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My experience is in Mexico - a place that I really want to spend more time in honestly - but it seems that many of the Latin american countries are similar. They do a LOT of that type of "get by" engineering. The city sewers can not handle the load so you don't flush your paper. There are people who make their living by walking around town with a bucket and a sponge (and MAYBE some soap) washing cars. They dip the bucket in the city drainage system (read sewer?) and get your car "clean".

If this sounds like I am criticizing, it s not my intent. Its just a couple of examples of what has worked in their culture for many MANY years that people in our culture could not imagine. WE think electricity and indoor plumbing are requirements for normal life. THEY prove that it is not. I respect that.
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Well said. Their standards meet their needs.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:55 AM   #35432
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Road Trip

On the road to see the daughters in NC for two weeks. Decided to give the family a break from worrying and not to bring the bike. However, I will be looking at a hack set up to maybe purchase and keep down there.

Good rides the last couple of weeks. A bit cold but that keeps the bugs and tourists away.

Have a good WHACO event /trips/rides/holiday...post up..pics, notes, stories or it didnt happen. Maybe I'll catch up with folks over the summer.



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Old 05-16-2013, 10:08 AM   #35433
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well go ahead there, have a nice time SS
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:22 AM   #35434
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well go ahead there, have a nice time SS
Thanks, we will.

Tentatively planning a trip to NB (Alma?) in late June and will be reaching out to you (resident expert) for some gravel advice. Will be looking for the closest gravel in NB after crossing the boarder.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:54 AM   #35435
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Thanks, we will.

Tentatively planning a trip to NB (Alma?) in late June and will be reaching out to you (resident expert) for some gravel advice. Will be looking for the closest gravel in NB after crossing the boarder.
maybe put St Martins on the town list...the only spot where you can get 2 covered bridges in the same pic. Heading north past the bridges, the road runs along a beach and a decent place to eat at north end of beach...
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:10 PM   #35436
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Beta help.

Can someone help me out, I could have sworn someone on this site was going to be carrying Beta bikes here in Maine. Anyone know who this is and if the Beta's are being sold here in Maine yet?
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:18 PM   #35437
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Beta help.

Can someone help me out, I could have sworn someone on this site was going to be carrying Beta bikes here in Maine. Anyone know who this is and if the Beta's are being sold here in Maine yet?
Well that's Mikewillsmith and he can tell his story of how the "man" squashed his dreams
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:36 PM   #35438
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Well that's Mikewillsmith and he can tell his story of how the "man" squashed his dreams
Uh, oh...



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Old 05-16-2013, 06:22 PM   #35439
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Well that's Mikewillsmith and he can tell his story of how the "man" squashed his dreams
Oh sorry to hear it.
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:39 PM   #35440
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Web Dominators

This is probably old news to many, but I just discovered these:

http://www.itwmilitaryproducts.com/c.../web-dominator

I bought a pack of 6 on ebay for about $8. These work perfectly to tidy up the loose strap ends on soft bags. No affiliation, I'm just really impressed by how well these little gizmos work.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:34 PM   #35441
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+1 Happy Birthday EC.




Did you get that clip on pony tail for the ride home?




Safe ride Tim.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:35 PM   #35442
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Well that's Mikewillsmith and he can tell his story of how the "man" squashed his dreams
Yup, the City of Rockland decided to deny our application to be a motorcycle dealer (even though we are already a used car dealer at the same location). Something about not wanting retail traffic in the industrial park we are in. Nevermind that FW Webb, Maine Oxy and many others who offer retail drive up sales are in the same industrial park. Town officials at their finest. The only positive was that the State of Maine really worked hard for us to try and find a work around, but they could not, but it was nice to see the State trying rather than blowing it off.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:35 PM   #35443
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Took a nice ride down to Sebago Lake today. Absolutely in love with the SV.



I need to pick up a windscreen soon, anything over 65 was alittle too much. I also need to get some tires, since these are the originals.

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Old 05-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #35444
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Took a nice ride down to Sebago Lake today. Absolutely in love with the SV.
I also need to get some tires, since these are the originals.

Suggestions?
Round-fresh-black...

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Old 05-16-2013, 10:17 PM   #35445
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Hey Guys, heading your way in a week. Looking for a old RR bed that runs North to South that is probably a snow mobile trail. Saw a ride report on it a couple years ago but can't find it. Looked like the bridges had been redone and trail taken care of. I'll be on a loaded 990 but was wanting to get off the beaten path " somewhat " Nothing to severe. Can someone point me in the right Direction


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