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« on: February 15, 2015, 08:00:36 AM »

The Brit's are coming back. Even after the disappointment of last year, where we never even got our bikes out of the vans, which was a bit of a pain for my team as we were going to sleep in ours on the "Bend". Ended up getting ripped off by a motel owner who raised his prices from $40 to $175 a night because it was Speed Week, even though everyone was going home!
Can't wait, my Indian Scout is now supercharged, & the whole team has some pretty good machines, we're shipping over a 40ft container full of them. "Salt Fever" is a horrible disease, it empties your wallet & makes you live in your garage for every spare second.
Anyone else coming from overseas?
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 10:08:57 AM »

Salt Fever is a terminal disease, it even makes people change countries but you WILL eventually die with it.  Dead Horse
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 02:21:40 PM »

I think it is twisted, if you are sick, someone might cure you
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 02:29:20 PM »

The Brit's are coming back. Even after the disappointment of last year, where we never even got our bikes out of the vans, which was a bit of a pain for my team as we were going to sleep in ours on the "Bend". Ended up getting ripped off by a motel owner who raised his prices from $40 to $175 a night because it was Speed Week, even though everyone was going home!
Can't wait, my Indian Scout is now supercharged, & the whole team has some pretty good machines, we're shipping over a 40ft container full of them. "Salt Fever" is a horrible disease, it empties your wallet & makes you live in your garage for every spare second.
Anyone else coming from overseas?

We were there too, just maintaining the average that at least a third of the salt meets I go to are cancelled. Won't be able to get back there this year, will be busy working on the tank, incurable.
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 10:02:03 PM »

I think it is twisted, if you are sick, someone might cure you

We all know there is no cure... just treatment... speed and salt are short term, but like most treatments it takes more and more the older you get.
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2015, 02:39:25 PM »

Suspect we will have the usual assortment of Aussies that seem to accumulate at my place heading over.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 03:01:09 PM »

Just Paid my BNI membership with Jo Ann at the SCTA office one more step on our way  cheers  grin

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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2015, 04:23:36 AM »

Nuggets booked again.
Think I can remember the way from the shippers in LA to Wendover via Vegas.
Just waiting on the charge cooler coming from BigCC then it is a bit of set-up time on the dyno and will be good to go.
Also in the container with Desperate, Mex John, Steve French & Dave Branch and Paso.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2015, 11:45:03 AM »

"Also in the container with Desperate, Mex John, Steve French & Dave Branch and Paso."

Make sure you guys take enuf food and water -- and check the vents.
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2015, 12:07:56 PM »

Its the only way to Travel Stan  grin   cheers
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2015, 01:51:46 PM »

You might want to think about a couple of covered pails. Long way to hold it.
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2015, 12:31:28 AM »

Fellas.....How many of you are involved in shipping your bikes over this year? I am asking as my wife`s favourite  niece`s husband (now follow that one ) is a huge Rudge fanatic, and is building one to bring over and run. He lives in Dublin (and yes, my wife is Irish.....) and I would be keen to get him going with you guys as I am sure it would be cheaper to do it the way you guys are. If anyone would care to shoot me some Emails on a PM, I`ll forward them and see if I can get you together.....
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2015, 09:34:12 AM »

I understand the Project 64 Mini out of New Zealand is planning to return this year.

I think they just pack it up in the overhead on the flight . . .
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2015, 09:41:20 AM »

I've been following these fellas for some time.

https://www.facebook.com/AAALandSpeedRacing

They should be here from Australia in August. Really cool little bike, and a great bunch of guys.
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2015, 05:29:41 PM »

Yep i think there joining our container , looks like 4 or so bikes from Aussie
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