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Old 11-25-2004, 12:51 PM   #31
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No, been there, done that and still have all the psycological scars.

Now I am a slave for the Army. A civilian contractor. On UC-35A's and C-12's (Cessna Citations [jets] and Beechcraft King Air's[turbo prop])


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Old 11-25-2004, 02:30 PM   #32
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...wrenches... have a certian ring when thrown out there.

My wrenches ring when I throw them too. What a coincidence!
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Old 11-28-2004, 08:53 PM   #33
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Bluhduh No noise!

I have found when I throw them hard enough, I can't hear the sound. But maybe that has some direct relationship to working out doors? NAH. It is just that science stuff.




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Old 11-28-2004, 09:53 PM   #34
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Laugh

My snap-on has a nicer sound then my proto or my craftmans do.
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I have found when I throw them hard enough, I can't hear the sound. But maybe that has some direct relationship to working out doors? NAH. It is just that science stuff.
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Old 11-28-2004, 10:22 PM   #35
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Tough to beat a good snapy tool. The Craftsman, Proto, and Mac just don't have the feel, or ability of my Snap-on's. Gotta love em.


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Old 11-29-2004, 01:17 AM   #36
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I have found when I throw them hard enough, I can't hear the sound. But maybe that has some direct relationship to working out doors? NAH. It is just that science stuff.
Must be the distance involved. Usually you can't hear the ring if you throw them more than 100 yards or so, and by the time you walk over and collect it, you generally feel better. The blood is still oozing, but the anger is mostly gone. Until you put the wrench to the metal again. Then, you remember.....
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:22 PM   #37
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Last July my buddy rode from here in Vancouver to Prudhoe Bay and back, on his Norton Commando. He said it was a nice ride. He camped the whole way, except at the Arctic Ocean, where he said [and he's got pictures] it was too bloody cold. It rained on the way back, the front wheel got gumboed up and jambed, and he ended up breaking his ankle. He made it back, then next weekend rode to Calgary.
He's a bit of a tough bugger!
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:01 AM   #38
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Wicked Norton

To prudhoe on a Norton that takes bigger balls then riding a Harley up there without a truck fallowing. I can't imagine it making it with out many brake downs I know Lucas prince of darkness
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Last July my buddy rode from here in Vancouver to Prudhoe Bay and back, on his Norton Commando. He said it was a nice ride. He camped the whole way, except at the Arctic Ocean, where he said [and he's got pictures] it was too bloody cold. It rained on the way back, the front wheel got gumboed up and jambed, and he ended up breaking his ankle. He made it back, then next weekend rode to Calgary.
He's a bit of a tough bugger!
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:13 AM   #39
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that takes bigger balls then riding a Harley up there without a truck fallowing.
Funny you should mention that. Last year when I rode home, every harley I saw except one had a chase car, and that one was broken down.
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:51 AM   #40
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To prudhoe on a Norton that takes bigger balls then riding a Harley up there without a truck fallowing. I can't imagine it making it with out many brake downs I know Lucas prince of darkness

QUESTION??? Would you ride your Harley to Prudhoe?
No, but I'd ride yours..
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:58 AM   #41
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I think I might be up for this trip if I can scam time off work. I might invest in a KLR by that time I hope. An intersting excursion would be the Queen Charlotte Islands if you can afford the time.

If you come back via Prince Rupert you can catch a 2 night ferry to Port Hardy, ride Vancouver Island to Victoria then cross back to Anacortes WA via another ferry.

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Old 12-02-2004, 10:16 AM   #42
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QUESTION??? Would you ride your Harley to Prudhoe?
No, but I'd ride yours..
Speaking of the Motor Company........anybody attending the Grand Opening of the Vally Trash Harley Shop this Saturday? Ribbon cutting at noon.
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Old 12-02-2004, 10:29 AM   #43
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A deal for you

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check out this site....akrider.com

Phil Freeman of Anchorage runs motorcycle tours to Prudhoe Bay. On KLR650's. He also rents motorcycles, again KLR's here in Anchorage.
Mabe you could hook up with one of his summer tours and ride the Dalton.

This summer he has a tour to Prudhoe starting in Fairbanks and one called "Deadhorse Down" which starts in Deadhorse and ends in Fairbanks.

Just a thought!
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Old 12-02-2004, 06:15 PM   #44
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Speaking of the Motor Company........anybody attending the Grand Opening of the Vally Trash Harley Shop this Saturday? Ribbon cutting at noon.
I think I will free food you know and try out the new bathroom
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Old 12-03-2004, 09:34 PM   #45
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I went there Wednesday night, the first day there were open, on the Pegaso . Which makes me the first person to actually ride there on a 2 wheeler. They asked me to come back again Saturday in time for the ribbon cutting, and I do believe I will put in an appearance, where you may all worship my knobby studliness.
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