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Old 10-16-2013, 07:40 PM   #7141
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Their mechanical engineering was also screwed up. Prone to excess complexity and gigantism. Obsessed with building monstrosities, but neglected basic things like motorized transport. Throughout the war they depended on horse-drawn transport, while spending inordinate sums of money and valuable resources on "wonder weapons" that did almost nothing to alter the course of the war. And much of the mechanical breakthroughs depended on slave labor to make them realities.

But thanks to Hugo Boss they were snappy dressers.
Which completely overlooks the whole reason for the war...natural resources, or lack thereof. Namely oil & rubber.
Hard to run a fleet of trucks when you don't have gas or tyres.

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In the 90's there was a guy in a wheelchair that rode his 'Wing from the sidecar. Pretty interesting sight in the rear view mirror.
Caught this guy leaving a Tim Horton's parking lot, wheeled into the side, then slid onto the seat.
Kind of an asshole parker though, meh he is riding a Hardley. ;)

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Old 10-17-2013, 02:17 PM   #7142
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[QUOTE=Dilligaf0220;22570049]Which completely overlooks the whole reason for the war...natural resources, or lack thereof. Namely oil & rubber.
Hard to run a fleet of trucks when you don't have gas or tyres.


You might want to read up on your history a tad.

Resources had nothing to do with the Germans 'going' to war...

The Japanese, yes.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:09 PM   #7143
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I just read Ernst Heinkel's autobio, Stormy Life. Lots of inside information about irrational policy, the effects of the Versailles Treaty on German progress in engine building, dodging inspectors, who got contracts to build planes, early days of jet planes.
They were working on jet engines and had a stealth prototype. There was a copy built and put on a pole to test it's stealth, and turns out it was invisible to radar other than the nose/windshield.

And speaking of huge monstrosities, they built a massive gun that took platoons of men to operate. It was only fired once or twice because it took so many men to operate.
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When I was a kid you probably would have gotten beaten up for showing up with a helmet.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:24 PM   #7144
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The other day I was on my Buell and someone asked if I knew Brad or Bob or Mike or whoever it was he asked, then asked if Brad or Bob or whoever built my bike. I guess there is a bike builder around here with the last name Buell.

Later that day I walkout of another store and a guy in the truck parked next to my bike starts with the "What kind of bike is that" (Says "Buell" in big ass letters across the air box) Then asked what year, what did I pay for it, etc. I didn't think it was all that strange but he was writing it all down, then says he's interested in bikes and wants to learn, but doesn't want a Harley.

I was a little weirded out because the guy didn't seem to be the sharpest crayon in the box.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:28 PM   #7145
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Winter detail

A guy at work said "isnt it about time to detail that thing and put it up for the winter". I told him "unless there is ice on the road I'm riding".
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:28 PM   #7146
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The other day I was on my Buell and someone asked if I knew Brad or Bob or Mike or whoever it was he asked, then asked if Brad or Bob or whoever built my bike. I guess there is a bike builder around here with the last name Buell.

Later that day I walkout of another store and a guy in the truck parked next to my bike starts with the "What kind of bike is that" (Says "Buell" in big ass letters across the air box) Then asked what year, what did I pay for it, etc. I didn't think it was all that strange but he was writing it all down, then says he's interested in bikes and wants to learn, but doesn't want a Harley.

I was a little weirded out because the guy didn't seem to be the sharpest crayon in the box.
He was a typical Buell buyer.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:01 PM   #7147
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And speaking of huge monstrosities, they built a massive gun that took platoons of men to operate. It was only fired once or twice because it took so many men to operate.
Except for the month or so they used it against Sevastopol, IIRC. They shelled Paris with one of them- they built two.


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Old 10-17-2013, 10:29 PM   #7148
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A guy at work said "isnt it about time to detail that thing and put it up for the winter". I told him "unless there is ice on the road I'm riding".
Stud it up and ride even when there's ice on the road.

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Old 10-18-2013, 04:29 AM   #7149
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Except for the month or so they used it against Sevastopol, IIRC. They shelled Paris with one of them- they built two.


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""White Cliff" aka "Ammunition Mountain": an undersea ammunition magazine in Severnaya ("Northern") Bay. The magazine was sited 30 metres under the sea with at least 10 metres of concrete protection. After nine shells were fired, the magazine was ruined and one of the boats in the bay sunk."
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:41 AM   #7150
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Good ole Trakmaster IIs. I've got one on the front of my kx250. No studs though.
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:14 AM   #7151
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Except for the month or so they used it against Sevastopol, IIRC. They shelled Paris with one of them- they built two.


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The Paris gun was used in WWI. It was an entirely different weapon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jALbpYFfyg
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:47 AM   #7152
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Went grocery shopping at Safeway on my 1984 Goldwing Aspencade. Bought 15 bags of groceries. Wearing a jacket that says Goldwing, have a helmet in the cart.
Bagger asks if I'm riding.
me- "Yes I am".
bagger- "How you gonna get this all home"?
me- "It'll fit".
cashier "no it won't, no way man". (Santa Cruz)
me- "yes way man"

it's late at night, there's no other people in line, so they proceed to follow me out and watch as I get all 15 grocery bags in the trunk and hardbags.

bagger- "dude, like they all fit"...
me- "yes dude, they like all fit"
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:10 AM   #7153
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:34 AM   #7154
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Except for the month or so they used it against Sevastopol, IIRC. They shelled Paris with one of them- they built two.

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Old 10-18-2013, 11:51 AM   #7155
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Went grocery shopping at Safeway on my 1984 Goldwing Aspencade. Bought 15 bags of groceries. Wearing a jacket that says Goldwing, have a helmet in the cart.
Bagger asks if I'm riding.
me- "Yes I am".
bagger- "How you gonna get this all home"?
me- "It'll fit".
cashier "no it won't, no way man". (Santa Cruz)
me- "yes way man"

it's late at night, there's no other people in line, so they proceed to follow me out and watch as I get all 15 grocery bags in the trunk and hardbags.

bagger- "dude, like they all fit"...
me- "yes dude, they like all fit"
I don't have panniers, so I don't know their real capacity; I would be pretty amazed too seeing 15 bags of groceries fit in a bike!
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