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Old 09-03-2013, 10:44 PM   #1591
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Friday the 13th.

Figures you'd pick the date that I'll be in NY.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:34 AM   #1592
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I just got done watching a guy hike the Arizona Trail solo(800 miles). It took him 60 days from Utah to Mexico. I thought I would share.

http://youtu.be/SsuOJtyNQOU
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:18 AM   #1593
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How about an evening class with a bbq??? Lets see a show of hands who would be up for this?
I might come out of the bat cave for a BBQ

Friday the 13th is looking open for me. Let me run it by the wife just to double check.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:58 AM   #1594
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I can bring beer,
I"m not too bad with the whole tire changing thing, but I'll come out for the BBQ
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:25 PM   #1595
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Sorry to hear about your misfortunes Paul. But I don't think leaving AZ for Cali would make you any happier when it comes to riding dirt bikes.

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Old 09-05-2013, 01:15 PM   #1596
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Pretty much the same for every overcrowded city in the world. Gotta take the good with the bad living in a largely populated area. Same with living out in the boonies. Youwon't have the resources of a city. Take the good with the bad.

Be well my friend. What kinda meds you go there that you aint sharin'?
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:19 PM   #1597
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What kinda meds you go there that you aint sharin'?
They ain't nothin special lemme tell you that. We had to swing into fruitopia to resupply this guy when he forgot his pills at home on the Toroweap trip. Something about keeping his heart running and not getting zapped by his pacemaker.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:26 PM   #1598
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They ain't nothin special lemme tell you that. We had to swing into fruitopia to resupply this guy when he forgot his pills at home on the Toroweap trip. Something about keeping his heart running and not getting zapped by his pacemaker.
maybe he needs the thing installed on his head!

I keed Paul, I keed. It would be funny though.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:38 PM   #1599
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Internet purchasing has really made the local shops change the way they do business. It is easier to order an item for 2 day delivery than put up the money to keep it in inventory where it may, or may not sell.

My brother-in-law owns a motorcycle shop that was on the verge of going bankrupt. He hired an accountant to do a business analysis for him and they figured out that the bikes on the showroom floor and the the gear was not making him any money. Now he stocks almost nothing and relies on motorcycle repair to run the business.

With the lower inventory he is able to keep his doors open and keep people riding. Two day shipping does not really seem like too long to wait for most customers.

Sucks when you are on the side of the road waiting for a masterlink though.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:42 PM   #1600
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There is your answer boys. These guys are great and will ge you anything you want in two days if they dont have it and if there is a problem they will take care of it for you. Call the Peoria store and ask for Jeff.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:50 PM   #1601
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Sucks when you are on the side of the road waiting for a masterlink though.
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:19 PM   #1602
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i bet you complain about how much walmart sucks when your walking out the door with a cart full of shit.

weather i buy online or local i stick to the same creed, support small business, you'll be happier in the end.

i hope you send everything back, not just the boots, fuck'em for not giving a shit.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:40 PM   #1603
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We had more selection and availability of everything when this was a state of less than 2 million people than we do today.

we also didnt have the internet shopping we do today.

i am with you though,,, i hate that we live in a city this size and the moto shops for the most part pretty much suck for the DS market.

there are some great shops around though, just nothing much in stock. for a non local shop to order from i like atomic moto,,, they specialize in DS and it almost makes me want to move to bend oregon just to have a great local shop.

actually a nice town and a great jumping off point for DS riding. years ago the city was taking bids to replace ALL the residential water meters, if my bid had been accepted i'd be there.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:08 PM   #1604
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All of this is Al Gore's fault you know.
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:38 PM   #1605
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I understand the business end. It makes sense. The problem is that we live in a huge metropolis, not just a big town. We had more selection and availability of everything when this was a state of less than 2 million people than we do today. If there were places that even carried one of each item just so you could look at it and touch it, then it wouldn't be so hard to take. I guess I just need to accept the fact that i love the mountains and beauty of AZ but the rest of it I don't like at all. Sorry for whining. I have less than 4 years until retirement and then I can try to find a place that suits me better.
I think Kansas has lots of flat wide open dirt roads just like you love to ride...
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