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Old 06-23-2011, 07:38 AM   #5191
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Sheesh!

I'm not much into modern popular music. I see all the media about whinehouse and thought, "just another no talent, record producers vision of a hit gone the way of over indulgence" Then I finally check out some of her stuff. She is(was) GOOD, what a shame. Great voice, used to be pretty, musically very talented. Imagine what it must be like to see yourself on you tube taking ques from the audience that payed big bucks to see you cuz you have no idea what the lyrics are. WOW
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:04 AM   #5192
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I'm not much into modern popular music. I see all the media about whinehouse and thought, "just another no talent, record producers vision of a hit gone the way of over indulgence" Then I finally check out some of her stuff. She is(was) GOOD, what a shame. Great voice, used to be pretty, musically very talented. Imagine what it must be like to see yourself on you tube taking ques from the audience that payed big bucks to see you cuz you have no idea what the lyrics are. WOW

Oh, it gets worse.
On this one she doesn't even fake the effort. She lets the audience and the backup singers do all the heavy lifting. Amy should just buy a ticket to the show and watch the backup singers. I hope they got paid a bunch.

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Old 06-23-2011, 09:10 AM   #5193
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Oh, it gets worse.
On this one she doesn't even fake the effort. She lets the audience and the backup singers do all the heavy lifting. Amy should just buy a ticket to the show and watch the backup singers. I hope they got paid a bunch.

She makes a nice couple though.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:57 AM   #5194
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Oh, it gets worse.
On this one she doesn't even fake the effort. She lets the audience and the backup singers do all the heavy lifting. Amy should just buy a ticket to the show and watch the backup singers. I hope they got paid a bunch.






How tough would that gig be if you are in the band? You know they are probably not allowed to drink but they have to get up there perform, and watch that mess all night long. They are probably wishing she would pass out or vomit or something just so it would be over with. Poor dudes, they sound tight too.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:28 PM   #5195
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Saw Mitch Hedberg live (front row) a few weeks before he OD'd on Coke & died.

He was so out of it during his performance that half way through he just froze.. sat there a minute completely confused.. then pulled a wad of paper out of his back pocket and started reading the jokes.

Really sucked. The other times I'd seen him he was awesome


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Old 06-23-2011, 06:27 PM   #5196
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Saw Mitch Hedberg live (front row) a few weeks before he OD'd on Coke & died.

He was so out of it during his performance that half way through he just froze.. sat there a minute completely confused.. then pulled a wad of paper out of his back pocket and started reading the jokes.

Really sucked. The other times I'd seen him he was awesome

Ah man, didn't know he had passed. Dude was hilarious
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:40 PM   #5197
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Went out to Fairplay to stay at the Hand Hotel with the family.

Drove up the road to Mt Sherman, road's impassable about 400yds before the gate and the rest of the way up.





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Old 06-24-2011, 02:18 PM   #5198
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Did my first wrenching on the bike today. Resynced the throttle bodies, changed the oil and checked the TPS. I also reattached a piece of the soft bag mount that the bolt had departed but thankfully left sitting in the rear handle area.
Hopefully it'll iron out the weird surge/cough/backfire/stalling thing it's been having :) Only thing i'm worried about is my sync tool might be kinda ghetto, had to do my own refill on it and i'm afraid the air bubble size isnt consistent through the little chambers on it (motion pro one with the blue fluid).

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Old 06-25-2011, 03:22 PM   #5199
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I would suggest you go out, do a giant loop around to nowhere. Come back, park the bikes and go have dinner at Colt and Gray. Expensive, but very good.

Snowmule and Daq7 thanks for the recommendations. With a newbie copilot on back we headed up on 70 and hit the Idaho Springs recomendation. I really liked the looks of the Colt and Gray menu. I will have to give that a try on my next trip out.

Thanks again
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:59 PM   #5200
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:21 PM   #5201
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:55 PM   #5202
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:19 PM   #5203
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The bike sat longer than I thought it had - the tags expired in 2007. The tires had hardened and cracked w/ dry rot, and were to the wear bars. After picking it up, I followed Arno to a bike shop in Portland he suggested, and they not only had a set of Metzeler Lasertecs in the appropriate bias sizes, but a paper oil filter element (a BMW/Kawasaki/Suzuki shop at that).

It wasn't a cheap stop...but I did feel better, and the bike rode TONS better with new rubber. The tech told me there was milky condensation goo in the oil from sitting so long, so I was very glad to have 5 quarts of fresh oil in it.

We were going to meet up with another Baja Stooge for dinner, so I followed Arno to his place in Vancouver. Waiting for Jim, I was going to move the bike but it wouldn't start.
The battery was toast, it had done it's last to start the bike for my test ride, and seemed in good shape too...but it was apparently an Oregon battery and was not going to work in Washington

It was a maintenance free type, but when Arno popped the cap cover and checked the cells - all dry as a bone. Topped off with water and put on a charger, it breathed life into it enough to start the bike in the morning, and get me to a Vancouver shop for an AGM replacement before leaving town.

New tires, oil/filter, and AGM battery made it roadworthy after a 4 to 5 year hiatus. I had a scenic route home planned....but the bike was now teetering on the edge of the circle of trust so we headed for the barn.
As long as I was on the Washington side of the gorge, I opted for hwy 14 and not I-84...it's been almost 20 years since I rode this road.
Left Vancouver about noon, stopped in Ontario, OR for the night. Next day I pulled into Green River, WY....and today, home.

Scott (teambft) and I apparently passed along I-80 somewhere as he was headed to Idaho to pick up a 950SE
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:38 PM   #5204
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Blake - I'm glad you made it back relatively trouble free on my Dad's old CBX. I know how those Oregon batteries are...they don't work on my Dad's SRX 600 either now that it is in Denver...fortunately it is a kick start only. I never saw the CBX when my Dad was caretaker of it, so we need to get together sometime this summer, chew on some barley pops and talk stories. I am also glad the CBX has gone to a deserving and respecting new owner. Cheers...Kelly
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:39 PM   #5205
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It looks like you had a true adventure there Blake. Good for you in rolling with the punches and getting her home.

It is kind of frustrating when things are not like we expect them to be but I guess that is part of the fun, Well maybe.

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