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Offline Dr Goggles

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4545 on: August 16, 2014, 12:12:12 PM »
Trent, we've spent the last few days in Boise, good beer here and only going to get better as we head for Washington and Oregon. I saw a can of Fosters in Wholefoods here........bahahahahaha
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4546 on: August 16, 2014, 02:38:14 PM »
I saw a can of Fosters in Wholefoods here........bahahahahaha

Oh, dear . . . no, no, no, no, no . . .

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You are at the beginning of a trip that, during this season, will certainly be a road lined with incredible fresh fruits and vegetables, provided you get off of the interstates.

Buy yourself a cheap cooler, a carving knife and a cutting board, and your picnic potential will be endless.

I like me my chicken fried steak, but the farm stands are always the first choice on a road trip, and you'll feel better for it.  :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4547 on: August 16, 2014, 03:17:45 PM »
You are at the beginning of a trip that, during this season, will certainly be a road lined with incredible fresh fruits and vegetables, provided you get off of the interstates.
Buy yourself a cheap cooler, a carving knife and a cutting board, and your picnic potential will be endless.

Grapefruit... hunting knife... road trip... proximity to Vegas... Red shark...

I think you've found the main nerve. Picking up hitchhikers?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4548 on: August 16, 2014, 03:21:25 PM »

Grapefruit... hunting knife... road trip... proximity to Vegas... Red shark...

I think you've found the main nerve. Picking up hitchhikers?

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Me and Mrs. Midget were grateful for the ride to the airport.  :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4549 on: August 16, 2014, 04:09:33 PM »
I remember my first trip through Idaho - a bunch of years ago.  I was on the Gold Wing (solo - hadn't yet met Nancy) and when I got to Idaho, approaching from Washington, I stopped at a tourist information center and saw the sign proclaiming "Idaho 'taters for Out Of Staters".  Ask for a bag of 'em and you'd get a 5 (or was it 10?) pound bag of potatoes.  I didn't have room on the bike -- but in your car, Dr. G, you probably do have some spare space.  Give it a though when you cross an Idaho border.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4550 on: August 16, 2014, 04:21:17 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7t7cGwN7_0

This one was way too easy . . .  :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4551 on: August 16, 2014, 05:17:38 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7t7cGwN7_0

This one was way too easy . . .  :cheers:
That bought back memories Chris,,,,, :-D
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4552 on: August 16, 2014, 06:31:07 PM »
You are at the beginning of a trip that, during this season, will certainly be a road lined with incredible fresh fruits and vegetables, provided you get off of the interstates.
Buy yourself a cheap cooler, a carving knife and a cutting board, and your picnic potential will be endless.

Grapefruit... hunting knife... road trip... proximity to Vegas... Red shark...

I think you've found the main nerve. Picking up hitchhikers?

d

Er,no. Especially not the scraggly guy we saw out in the backblocks of Nevada with nothing but a huge soft toy under his arm, yeah, I'm serious
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4553 on: August 16, 2014, 06:35:40 PM »
Was the "soft toy" blown up?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4554 on: August 16, 2014, 06:38:01 PM »
Doc, you and G staying for WoS and WF?  Its only a month and a half more and you see the really fast stuff at Cooks.  
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4555 on: August 16, 2014, 07:07:14 PM »
I'll second what Stainless has said.  I get to "work" as the pit steward there.  That means I don't have much chance to see the vehicles under full steam (although I can ask for permission to go to the tower and be replaced in the pits at any ol' time), but I do get to see the turnaround procedures if and when the vehicle has qualified for a return run.  That stuff is cool - and incredibly high pressure.  It alone is worth most of the hassle of watching the entire event.  Come on out, Dr. G, if you're in this country. :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4556 on: August 16, 2014, 09:56:09 PM »
Was the "soft toy" blown up?

You think I'm joking don't you.....

No, we looked him and thought we'd sooner pick up a guy HOLDING a gun.........
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4557 on: August 16, 2014, 09:58:26 PM »
Doc, you and G staying for WoS and WF?  Its only a month and a half more and you see the really fast stuff at Cooks.  

G's not here, he had some knitting or something to do...... :evil:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4558 on: August 17, 2014, 01:31:44 AM »
Doc, you and G staying for WoS and WF?  Its only a month and a half more and you see the really fast stuff at Cooks.  

G's not here, he had some knitting or something to do...... :evil:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4559 on: August 17, 2014, 08:03:57 AM »
I'll second what Stainless has said.  I get to "work" as the pit steward there.  That means I don't have much chance to see the vehicles under full steam (although I can ask for permission to go to the tower and be replaced in the pits at any ol' time), but I do get to see the turnaround procedures if and when the vehicle has qualified for a return run.  That stuff is cool - and incredibly high pressure.  It alone is worth most of the hassle of watching the entire event.  Come on out, Dr. G, if you're in this country. :cheers:

Slim, I'd love to but I can't. 

Graham, checked another harbour freight......nope.

Last night we saw bull-riding at a rodeo in Caldwell. I think that's what Brett should do.
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