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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: big oil on July 25, 2019, 02:05:58 pm

Title: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on July 25, 2019, 02:05:58 pm
After suffering through another Michigan winter with a bad case of Cabin Fever, after caring for 2 elderly parents with 2 bouts of cancer, a heart attack, and my 30 year old cousin dying from getting a pin drop of Amoxycillin on her hand, I was mad at the world, my brain was melted, felt like I had goop filling my noggin.  I took my frustration out on you Wilddogs in the R&P section, something that affects me to this day.  I'm sorry for everything I put yous through.  I mean it.

I HAD to escape the insanity that was my life for over a year.  I decided to embark on a multi month motorbike adventure without any timeline. I set a goal about 10 years ago to ride a motorbike through all 50 States and Canadian Provinces. I had 15 States and a handful of Canadian Provinces to reach my goal.  It was time to cross more states off the list.  I ended up visiting, well, I've taken too many shots to the head to remember, there were so many.

I left the Great Lakes State 18 May 2018 making my way slowly to the Dallas Fort Worth area to spend a month while ordering and making certain I had everything I needed to conquer this multi month trip.  I bought a new point n shoot camera for packability during the trip, still not used to it, so please forgive my pics, many of them could be much much better.

I left DFW on or about 21 June 2018, to Carlsbad Caverns before beginning the New Mexico BDR (Backcountry Discovery Route). The plan was to then ride part of the Colorado BDR, before heading to Moab, Utah to ride the famous White Rim Trail and visit all the southern Utah NP’s, before riding parts of and visiting an old girl friend in Arizona.  I was wondering wherethefak wherethefakawe lived in AZ because I wanted to meet my hero from this forum.  He seems like a real sweetheart just like me, man that guy has a gift for telling you exactly how it is here,  so I wanted to buy him a beer or 10 and hear about his life.  Unfortunately, I was unable to contact him because of my departure from the forum.  I'm not complaining, I deserved the departure.  It is an honor and a privilege to be back.

After AZ, I hoped to rest for a few days in Vegas, before visiting friends in La Jolla, California. Then, touring north through the rest of CA, Oregon, Washington , Idaho, Montana, Glacier NP, Banff NP, and Jasper NP, maybe Alaska before heading back to Michigan.

I had a trip of a lifetime, although, yet again, I began the trip on my 17' KTM Super Adventure R, but she refused to bring me home.  I'm 0-2 taking trips on this bike expecting to make it back home, on the same bike, the first was not the bikes fault, this trip, ahh, I'll explain in my report.  I still don't care, this is the most fun Adventure Touring bike sold today FOR ME, I've ridden them all, no bike provides me the grins this bike does.

A few teaser peekchas to see if I can get any enthusiasm generated for me completing another lengthy RR.  This report may take months to complete as I was gone 6 months.  Will you join me on this adventure, fellow Wilddogs?

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Fudge on July 25, 2019, 02:20:23 pm
In  :happy1:

Looking forward to this journey. I am sorry to hear about life's setbacks, and am glad you managed to find a way to deal with the demons.  :thumleft:

Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: woody1 on July 25, 2019, 02:23:11 pm
Gooi ek ry saam... :ricky:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Dwerg on July 25, 2019, 02:24:59 pm
Cool  :thumleft:

People usually look at me a little strange when I say USA is my #1 dream biking destination
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 25, 2019, 02:36:05 pm
In  :happy1:

Looking forward to this journey. I am sorry to hear about life's setbacks, and am glad you managed to find a way to deal with the demons.  :thumleft:

Thank you, bro, means a lot :'(  You are one of my favorite muddafuckas on this forum, I mean it.

Still dealing with the demons in my head occasionally, I want them gone before I have to check myself in to a mental institution  :lol8: :clock:

Don't phuck with Fudge
He won't budge
back down
he aint no clown  >:D
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 25, 2019, 02:37:20 pm
Gooi ek ry saam... :ricky:

I don't know what that means, but I'll take it  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Blou Zebu on July 25, 2019, 02:39:22 pm
Very nice! But honestly, they are still bad mouthing you in R&P!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: RobC on July 25, 2019, 02:40:27 pm
Awesome! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 25, 2019, 02:43:55 pm
Cool  :thumleft:

People usually look at me a little strange when I say USA is my #1 dream biking destination

Well, just wtf are you waiting for?  I've got a 1290R for ya to ride and an expert guide, he's a little insane, but it'll be a good time.

Get over here, bring Noneking with ya, plenty of whiskey to drink.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 25, 2019, 02:45:23 pm
Very nice! But honestly, they are still bad mouthing you in R&P!

That's okay, it's none of my business what people say or think about me.

I've got to focus on what really matters.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 25, 2019, 02:46:02 pm
Awesome! :thumleft:

thanks bro  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: skydiver on July 25, 2019, 02:47:12 pm
I'm in for the trip ...... well, at least until you post more pics of the pretty blonde lady above.  >:D
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 25, 2019, 02:51:15 pm
I'm in for the trip ...... well, at least until you post more pics of the pretty blonde lady above.  >:D

Wait till you see naked pics of her  >:D
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Black_Hawk on July 25, 2019, 02:56:37 pm
Very Nice, thanks for sharing  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Vintage_Mania on July 25, 2019, 03:00:01 pm
Keeping an eye on this fred.

I spend about a week in and around San Diego in the beginning of June. Went up to La Jolla and surrounds for a day, what an awesome and beautiful place.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Fudge on July 25, 2019, 03:01:52 pm
In  :happy1:

Looking forward to this journey. I am sorry to hear about life's setbacks, and am glad you managed to find a way to deal with the demons.  :thumleft:

Thank you, bro, means a lot :'(  You are one of my favorite muddafuckas on this forum, I mean it.

Still dealing with the demons in my head occasionally, I want them gone before I have to check myself in to a mental institution  :lol8: :clock:

Don't phuck with Fudge
He won't budge
back down
he aint no clown  >:D

 :imaposer:

Them demons are always going to be there unfortunately, it is part of the price we pay for being sentient creatures.

If you haven't already read it, one of my favourite reads on someone dealing with similar demons is Neil Peart's Ghost Rider - http://www.neilpeart.net/index.php/books/bookdetails?booknumber=3

For those not familiar with the name, Neil Peart is the drummer and lyricist for the band Rush. With in the span of 10 months, Peart lost both his 19-year-old daughter, Selena, and his wife, Jackie. In the book he tells of the sense of loss and directionlessness that led him on an 88 000km (55 000 mile) journey by motorcycle across much of North America, down through Mexico to Belize, and back again. He chronicled his personal odyssey of grieving, thinking, and reminiscing as he rode trying to find personal peace.

 
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on July 25, 2019, 04:08:15 pm
Cool  :thumleft:

People usually look at me a little strange when I say USA is my #1 dream biking destination

My wife says I have no ambition when I tell her I want to ride the USA - we quietly (maybe not so much quietly) agree to disagree - she can stay at home....

Bring it on, I say!!

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Oubones on July 25, 2019, 04:09:38 pm
 :sip:
Waiting impatiently for this one to unfold!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: 2StrokeDan on July 25, 2019, 05:25:10 pm
Buddy and his wife has just toured through north America, Mexico and into Canada, and kept sending back videos and photos.

I agree with Dwerg, what a country to tour a motorcycle in!!

Like Easyrider!

Btw; "Gooi ek ry saam" means, literally "Throw I ride together" :thumleft:  basically Let the RR roll, we're along for the ride!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Noneking on July 25, 2019, 06:12:50 pm
Good to have you back! Looks like this is going to be one helluva RR :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Tom van Brits on July 25, 2019, 06:23:35 pm
Big oil we really missed your contributions here as well as your friendship, and so good to see you are back and as usual you pictures and stories is amazing!

'Ek ry saam'!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: eberhard on July 25, 2019, 07:11:48 pm
Some super pictures you took there!  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: eberhard on July 25, 2019, 07:15:03 pm
Wait till you see naked pics of her  >:D

Like this one? KEEP 'EM COMING!!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: eberhard on July 25, 2019, 07:17:11 pm
That's the life!!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Splash on July 25, 2019, 09:08:30 pm
What a trip. Thanks for the pictures.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: captain jack on July 25, 2019, 09:33:27 pm
Look forward to more detail :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Mr Zog on July 26, 2019, 03:04:29 am
That's the life!!

Gatorade, what I drink daily to stay hydrated  :thumleft:

I'm also along for the ride...  :ricky:

Oh, and the demons, well it takes balls to push them away. They never completely fuck off, but they do stay away longer and longer as time progresses  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: DeeCeeBee on July 26, 2019, 05:04:12 am
The states are on my bucket-lust too!

I’ll be along for the ride too
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Sheepman on July 26, 2019, 05:51:30 am
Champion Oil Chief , with ya on this trip  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 06:35:17 am
Cool  :thumleft:

People usually look at me a little strange when I say USA is my #1 dream biking destination

My wife says I have no ambition when I tell her I want to ride the USA - we quietly (maybe not so much quietly) agree to disagree - she can stay at home....

Bring it on, I say!!

 :thumleft:

Time for a new wife?   :peepwall:  Come on over, maybe you'll find a side piece while here  >:D  Kidding!!  I do not condone adultery.

Nothing starts a fire in an American girls panties faster than a ZA  accent.  :xxbah:  I'd encourage you DO NOT tell the wife of this, she'll never let you come over!





Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 06:37:32 am
:sip:
Waiting impatiently for this one to unfold!

Find some patience, I took about 20,000 pics on this trip, I have them narrowed down to about 5,000  :deal:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 06:43:57 am
Buddy and his wife has just toured through north America, Mexico and into Canada, and kept sending back videos and photos.

I agree with Dwerg, what a country to tour a motorcycle in!!

Like Easyrider!

Btw; "Gooi ek ry saam" means, literally "Throw I ride together" :thumleft:  basically Let the RR roll, we're along for the ride!

You have a buddy?  That thought hadn't crossed my mind  :pot:

Kidding honey, come on over with Dwerg and Noneking, you can ride pillion, if you promise to give me a gentle reacharound  :drif:

Kidding, your hands are too calloused from working on BMW's.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 06:45:25 am
Good to have you back! Looks like this is going to be one helluva RR :thumleft:

Thanks!

I'm going to try.  You've set the bar high  ;)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 06:48:12 am
Big oil we really missed your contributions here as well as your friendship, and so good to see you are back and as usual you pictures and stories is amazing!

'Ek ry saam'!!  :thumleft:

You're a good man, TVB.

I hope you have an experience of a lifetime when you're here.

Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 07:01:21 am
Some super pictures you took there!  :thumleft: :thumleft:

You're much too kind, certainly not Sardine, TVB, or Captain Zef quality peekchas.


Wait till you see naked pics of her  >:D


(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas/DSC02158.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas/DSC02158.jpg.html)
Like this one? KEEP 'EM COMING!!

She just needs a good Brazilian Bikini Wax, a few beers to get her in the mood  :drif:


That's the life!!

Whatever, you're just drooling at the sight of sausage  >:D
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 07:04:14 am
What a trip. Thanks for the pictures.

Hey, you're welcome, a few thousand more coming.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 07:05:46 am
Look forward to more detail :thumleft:

I'll try to keep it 100 witcha  O0

Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 07:09:02 am
That's the life!!

Gatorade, what I drink daily to stay hydrated  :thumleft:

I'm also along for the ride...  :ricky:

Oh, and the demons, well it takes balls to push them away. They never completely fuck off, but they do stay away longer and longer as time progresses  :thumleft:

I enjoy it too Zog, I drank lots of the stuff on my trip with a packet of rehydrate mixed in.

Yay, thanks for coming wit me bra.

Yeah, them fricken little pricks on my shoulder man, they're really irritating me lately.  Demons not nice  :-\
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 07:11:12 am
The states are on my bucket-lust too!

I’ll be along for the ride too

Well make it happen DCB  :thumleft:

ZA and NAM are on my bucket list.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 07:11:58 am
Champion Oil Chief , with ya on this trip  :thumleft:

Thanks, glad to have ya  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 07:19:46 am
A few more teaser peekchas-

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Billy%20the%20Kid%20Lincoln/DSC03038.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Billy%20the%20Kid%20Lincoln/DSC03038.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Billy%20the%20Kid%20Lincoln/DSC03054.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Billy%20the%20Kid%20Lincoln/DSC03054.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Billy%20the%20Kid%20Lincoln/DSC03085.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Billy%20the%20Kid%20Lincoln/DSC03085.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/DSC03228.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/DSC03228.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/WS%20MR/DSC03597.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/WS%20MR/DSC03597.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/WS%20MR/DSC03611.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/WS%20MR/DSC03611.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Gila%20NF/DSC03853.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Gila%20NF/DSC03853.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Gila%20NF/DSC03846.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Gila%20NF/DSC03846.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Gila%20NF/DSC03737.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Gila%20NF/DSC03737.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Gila%20NF/DSC03729.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Gila%20NF/DSC03729.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Gila%20NF/DSC03691.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Gila%20NF/DSC03691.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Gila%20NF/DSC03671.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Gila%20NF/DSC03671.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Gila%20NF/DSC03662.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Gila%20NF/DSC03662.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 07:28:14 am
How bout a little more teasing, yeah that's right, you know you like it.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/VLA/DSC03972.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/VLA/DSC03972.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/VLA/DSC03970.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/VLA/DSC03970.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/VLA/DSC03967.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/VLA/DSC03967.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Sandia/DSC04088.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Sandia/DSC04088.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Angel%20Fire%20and%20Red%20River/DSC04259.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Angel%20Fire%20and%20Red%20River/DSC04259.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Angel%20Fire%20and%20Red%20River/DSC04256.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Angel%20Fire%20and%20Red%20River/DSC04256.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Angel%20Fire%20and%20Red%20River/DSC04225.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Angel%20Fire%20and%20Red%20River/DSC04225.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Angel%20Fire%20and%20Red%20River/DSC04219.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Angel%20Fire%20and%20Red%20River/DSC04219.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Angel%20Fire%20and%20Red%20River/DSC04197_1.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Angel%20Fire%20and%20Red%20River/DSC04197_1.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Angel%20Fire%20and%20Red%20River/DSC04196.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Angel%20Fire%20and%20Red%20River/DSC04196.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Angel%20Fire%20and%20Red%20River/DSC04191.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Angel%20Fire%20and%20Red%20River/DSC04191.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Ojo%20Caliente%20and%20Taos%20Ski%20Valley/DSC04382.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Ojo%20Caliente%20and%20Taos%20Ski%20Valley/DSC04382.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Ojo%20Caliente%20and%20Taos%20Ski%20Valley/DSC04380.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Ojo%20Caliente%20and%20Taos%20Ski%20Valley/DSC04380.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Ojo%20Caliente%20and%20Taos%20Ski%20Valley/DSC04347.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Ojo%20Caliente%20and%20Taos%20Ski%20Valley/DSC04347.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Ojo%20Caliente%20and%20Taos%20Ski%20Valley/DSC04285.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Ojo%20Caliente%20and%20Taos%20Ski%20Valley/DSC04285.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Jemez/DSC04167.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Jemez/DSC04167.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Jemez/DSC04164.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Jemez/DSC04164.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Jemez/DSC04159.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Jemez/DSC04159.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Jemez/DSC04140.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Jemez/DSC04140.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Chaco/DSC04433.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Chaco/DSC04433.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Chaco/DSC04397.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Chaco/DSC04397.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: stcomza on July 26, 2019, 07:38:48 am

Please please please keep it coming... :thumleft:

This might just be the "kick in the ass" inspiration SWAMBO and I need to plan our trip to the US of A  :ricky:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 07:41:49 am
A few teasers from Colorado.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Colorado/DSC04614.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Colorado/DSC04614.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Colorado/DSC04626.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Colorado/DSC04626.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Colorado/DSC04636.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Colorado/DSC04636.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Colorado/DSC04642.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Colorado/DSC04642.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Colorado/DSC04646.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Colorado/DSC04646.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Colorado/DSC04650.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Colorado/DSC04650.jpg.html)



Bedtime for me WD's, stay tuned, Blog 1 of the trip coming soon.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: the ruffian on July 26, 2019, 08:30:00 am
Love the audio excerpt in the Ghost Rider link you posted above....

A clear index of your own predilection for dealing with the demons...

And many of us here ride along with you in resonance - our own tacit complicity with our demons fueling our empathic tank.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: cocky on July 26, 2019, 08:34:58 am
Hell's Bell's, I do love your writing style and the ease with which you tell your stories. I have to concur with Dwerg that riding the USA is a absolute burning passion for me, if my stars align it will be in 2021, not to keen on the cold weather though!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: OomD on July 26, 2019, 01:12:41 pm
Such a few pictures that already says such a lot! Love it! Welcome (back) and thanks for taking us along on the ride! :ricky:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: punisher on July 26, 2019, 02:21:00 pm
I'm in for the trip ...... well, at least until you post more pics of the pretty blonde lady above.  >:D

Wait till you see naked pics of her  >:D


well that got my attention ...................  i will ........uhmmm  ride along



and i must confess , when i sit and dram about a different lifestyle , touring the states is at the top of my list to ride through ...................  ahhhhh dreaming
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 02:59:27 pm
Love the audio excerpt in the Ghost Rider link you posted above....

A clear index of your own predilection for dealing with the demons...

And many of us here ride along with you in resonance - our own tacit complicity with our demons fueling our empathic tank.

Lovely words Shakespeare, that was heartwarming to read.  Thank you.  :occasion14:

I'm debating just how much I'm going to share with you dogs about my personal demons in this RR.  Part of me wants to pour my heart out in this report, no holds barred, no stone left unturned.  Part of me just wants to keep it lite and airy.  Why?  I know I'm not alone in what I deal with everyday of my life, especially as an American male.  Actually, no, I'm wrong, I shouldn't say as an American male.  Regardless of where we Wilddogs call home on this big rock, I believe we all live with the debilitating and endless emotions and or instincts that we MUST provide for, be patient with, and protect our loved ones, at all costs, regardless of consequences, all while being stoic, because if we start to complain or show any sadness, well, here anyway, you'll be labeled weak, a pussy, crybaby, best friends will kick you while you're down to make you tougher.  Those are the kind of friends I need less of.  I do have friends I can be vulnerable with and they only encourage and help.  I do the same for them.

Talking about our demons and mental illness is still extremely taboo in our country.  Well, I'm done living my life with pent up rage and issues.  :peepwall: Life is survival dealing with the Human Condition we see everyday.  If I decide to tell all, it will be because it is such a liberating experience and I hope others suffering issues will find it easier to discuss their issues with friends and loved ones because if that dumbass big oil can do it, so can I.   :3some:


Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 03:17:22 pm
Hell's Bell's, I do love your writing style and the ease with which you tell your stories. I have to concur with Dwerg that riding the USA is a absolute burning passion for me, if my stars align it will be in 2021, not to keen on the cold weather though!

ACDC  :headbang:

Thank you for your compliments. 

Every kind of riding one could imagine in this enormous country and Canada.

When you come over, my personal rule of thumb is to avoid the southern half of the US June through August, even though I didn't do that on this trip  :imaposer: always ride the northern half and Canada June through September, maybe in to mid-October for the fall colors, to be safe from ice and or snow.  This doesn't always hold true, one can experience ice and snow in late May, early June in the Northern states and Canada. 
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 04:23:31 pm
Such a few pictures that already says such a lot! Love it! Welcome (back) and thanks for taking us along on the ride! :ricky:

 :thumleft: Yuda man.  It is my pleasure. 
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 04:25:57 pm
I'm in for the trip ...... well, at least until you post more pics of the pretty blonde lady above.  >:D

Wait till you see naked pics of her  >:D


well that got my attention ...................  i will ........uhmmm  ride along



and i must confess , when i sit and dram about a different lifestyle , touring the states is at the top of my list to ride through ...................  ahhhhh dreaming

I lied  :imaposer:  Sorry  >:D
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: punisher on July 26, 2019, 04:29:01 pm
I'm in for the trip ...... well, at least until you post more pics of the pretty blonde lady above.  >:D

Wait till you see naked pics of her  >:D


well that got my attention ...................  i will ........uhmmm  ride along



and i must confess , when i sit and dram about a different lifestyle , touring the states is at the top of my list to ride through ...................  ahhhhh dreaming

I lied  :imaposer:  Sorry  >:D

fukker  :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 04:50:34 pm
I'm in for the trip ...... well, at least until you post more pics of the pretty blonde lady above.  >:D

Wait till you see naked pics of her  >:D


well that got my attention ...................  i will ........uhmmm  ride along



and i must confess , when i sit and dram about a different lifestyle , touring the states is at the top of my list to ride through ...................  ahhhhh dreaming

I lied  :imaposer:  Sorry  >:D

fukker  :imaposer: :imaposer:

 :imaposer:  Hey, I tried, she put on her favorite swimsuit and was willing to pose for pics, but her grandma grabbed her pistol and pointed it at me, no she just gave the look of, you could easily have an accident..   :imaposer:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 26, 2019, 04:57:23 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: 2StrokeDan on July 26, 2019, 06:16:52 pm
Very nice! But honestly, they are still bad mouthing you in R&P!

Impimpi. :pot: :pot:

That means "tell-tale", BigOil. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Bundu on July 26, 2019, 08:38:18 pm
.........

I'm debating just how much I'm going to share with you dogs about my personal demons in this RR.  Part of me wants to pour my heart out in this report, no holds barred, no stone left unturned.  Part of me just wants to keep it lite and airy.  Why?  I know I'm not alone in what I deal with everyday of my life, especially as an American male.  Actually, no, I'm wrong, I shouldn't say as an American male.  Regardless of where we Wilddogs call home on this big rock, I believe we all live with the debilitating and endless emotions and or instincts that we MUST provide for, be patient with, and protect our loved ones, at all costs, regardless of consequences, all while being stoic, because if we start to complain or show any sadness, well, here anyway, you'll be labeled weak, a pussy, crybaby, best friends will kick you while you're down to make you tougher.  Those are the kind of friends I need less of.  I do have friends I can be vulnerable with and they only encourage and help.  I do the same for them.

Talking about our demons and mental illness is still extremely taboo in our country.  Well, I'm done living my life with pent up rage and issues.  Life is survival dealing with the Human Condition we see everyday.  If I decide to tell all, it will be because it is such a liberating experience and I hope others suffering issues will find it easier to discuss their issues with friends and loved ones because if that dumbass big oil can do it, so can I.   :3some:

welcome back meneer!  :thumleft:

 :lol8: :lol8: we've had our fights and gotten each banned a couple of times  ;D

share whatever you're comfortable with, demons are nasty things to live with on your own and you are not the only one  :thumleft:

Enjoying your thread and humour so far - GOOI!

PS: I do own a 2015 1290 (LOVE it!) and have had bikes all my life, just not big on writing ride reports - call me a lazy fuck  ;) :biggrin:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Hardy de Kock on July 26, 2019, 08:50:44 pm
Good to see this.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Mr Zog on July 27, 2019, 03:24:55 am
Cool  :thumleft:

People usually look at me a little strange when I say USA is my #1 dream biking destination

My wife says I have no ambition when I tell her I want to ride the USA - we quietly (maybe not so much quietly) agree to disagree - she can stay at home....

Bring it on, I say!!

 :thumleft:

Time for a new wife?   :peepwall:  Come on over, maybe you'll find a side piece while here  >:D  Kidding!!  I do not condone adultery.

Nothing starts a fire in an American girls panties faster than a ZA  accent.  :xxbah:  I'd encourage you DO NOT tell the wife of this, she'll never let you come over!

ain't that the truth  :lol8:

but I heard on the radio the other day that the Aussies are taking over from us now. maybe it's something to do with their propensity for sheep  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Mr Zog on July 27, 2019, 03:28:36 am
You can put up as many pics as you like.

Seeing mountains like that just reminds me how flat it is in Florida. I looked it up the other day and Florida IS the flattest state. Highest point is something like 300ft ASL. If I wanna get high here I drive over a causeway. Get up to 50 feet  :spitcoffee:

That teaser pic of the petrified log reminds me of Namibia. I saw them there somewhere. Too long ago to remember.

impimpi = snitch  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 30, 2019, 12:09:20 am
Very nice! But honestly, they are still bad mouthing you in R&P!

Impimpi. :pot: :pot:

That means "tell-tale", BigOil. :thumleft:

You knowz wut day say bout snitches bra
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Mr Zog on July 30, 2019, 03:03:27 am
Very nice! But honestly, they are still bad mouthing you in R&P!

Impimpi. :pot: :pot:

That means "tell-tale", BigOil. :thumleft:

You knowz wut day say bout snitches bra

snitches get stitches…   :sip:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 30, 2019, 03:39:21 am
Very nice! But honestly, they are still bad mouthing you in R&P!

Impimpi. :pot: :pot:

That means "tell-tale", BigOil. :thumleft:

You knowz wut day say bout snitches bra

snitches get stitches…   :sip:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

and end up in ditches   >:D
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 30, 2019, 05:48:15 am
.........

I'm debating just how much I'm going to share with you dogs about my personal demons in this RR.  Part of me wants to pour my heart out in this report, no holds barred, no stone left unturned.  Part of me just wants to keep it lite and airy.  Why?  I know I'm not alone in what I deal with everyday of my life, especially as an American male.  Actually, no, I'm wrong, I shouldn't say as an American male.  Regardless of where we Wilddogs call home on this big rock, I believe we all live with the debilitating and endless emotions and or instincts that we MUST provide for, be patient with, and protect our loved ones, at all costs, regardless of consequences, all while being stoic, because if we start to complain or show any sadness, well, here anyway, you'll be labeled weak, a pussy, crybaby, best friends will kick you while you're down to make you tougher.  Those are the kind of friends I need less of.  I do have friends I can be vulnerable with and they only encourage and help.  I do the same for them.

Talking about our demons and mental illness is still extremely taboo in our country.  Well, I'm done living my life with pent up rage and issues.  Life is survival dealing with the Human Condition we see everyday.  If I decide to tell all, it will be because it is such a liberating experience and I hope others suffering issues will find it easier to discuss their issues with friends and loved ones because if that dumbass big oil can do it, so can I.   :3some:

welcome back meneer!  :thumleft:

 :lol8: :lol8: we've had our fights and gotten each banned a couple of times  ;D

share whatever you're comfortable with, demons are nasty things to live with on your own and you are not the only one  :thumleft:

Enjoying your thread and humour so far - GOOI!

PS: I do own a 2015 1290 (LOVE it!) and have had bikes all my life, just not big on writing ride reports - call me a lazy fuck  ;) :biggrin:

 :'( :'( :'(. Oh my, can it be, my old arch nemesis, Bundu  :'( :'( :'(

Glad to hear from ya, let us be better this time. 

Yes, your 1290 SA Touring, nice bike, please don't be mad at me, I knew you had the bike.

I don't want you to be mad how I confirmed you rode motorcycles.  I was naughty.  >:D

Thanks for following my report  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 30, 2019, 05:49:46 am
Good to see this.  :thumleft:

Hey Hardy, how are ya?

I hope you're well.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Blou Zebu on July 30, 2019, 06:47:59 am
Olie-bol! The pics are nice, as usual!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Black_Hawk on July 30, 2019, 07:25:33 am
Stunning photo's, keep them coming  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: ClemS on July 30, 2019, 07:39:43 am
I shall follow you - Thanks for sharing!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Matewis on July 30, 2019, 08:01:55 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: OomD on July 30, 2019, 08:18:33 am
Nothing starts a fire in an American girls panties faster than a ZA  accent.  :xxbah:  I'd encourage you DO NOT tell the wife of this, she'll never let you come over!
ain't that the truth  :lol8:
but I heard on the radio the other day that the Aussies are taking over from us now. maybe it's something to do with their propensity for sheep  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Well, apparently the Aussies invented the condom, by using a sheep's colon. The Americans, though, improved on the design by taking it out of the sheep first.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Sputnik080 on July 30, 2019, 08:57:06 am
This is going to be one epic RR, thanks for sharing and all the best with your battles.

Doesn't matter how hard arsed the guys here are, somewhere deep down (some very deep) we're all the same, whether you like it or not.

Push comes to shove, everyone will help out or give a shoulder to lean on.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on July 30, 2019, 09:11:20 am
Following! Very nice.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 30, 2019, 09:22:30 am
Now here comes a thing.. the USA where everything is as big as your eyes

This is going to be an epic RR
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Operator on July 30, 2019, 09:39:59 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Lem on July 30, 2019, 11:39:30 am
Thanks for sharing these beautiful landscapes. Massive country with such diversity in landscape  :thumleft:

The USA is definitely high on my dream travel list as well. I'd like to tag my family along and cross it with a van  :deal:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 30, 2019, 11:30:53 pm
Herewith a list of items I felt I needed before I embarked on a multi-month journey from Michigan down through Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma  and around the Desert Southwest (Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, California and Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, British Columbia, and Alberta). If everything went to plan, Alaska before heading East through Saskatchewan, Manitoba, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, then back to the Michigan.

Items I had to order before leaving include a link to where I think I ordered them from! 





Bike

Make/Model:  2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
Rubber:  Continental TKC 80
Handlebars:  Renthal Twinwall -  https://ktmtwins.com/products/renthal-ktm-orange-966-twinwall-handlebars
Footpegs:  KTM PP Rally https://ktmtwins.com/collections/ktm-1290-super-adventure-r-parts/products/ktm-60103940000
Dust protection:  KTM PP https://ktmtwins.com/collections/ktm-1290-super-adventure-r-parts/products/ktm-part-num-60708920000
Rear Brake Reservoir Cover:   KTM PP https://ktmtwins.com/collections/ktm-1290-super-adventure-r-parts/products/ktm-rear-brake-reservoir-cap-ktm-1090-1190-1290-690-adv-rc8-super-adv-duke-2008-2017
Front Brake Reservoir Cover:  KTM PP https://ktmtwins.com/collections/ktm-1290-super-adventure-r-parts/products/ktm-brake-fluid-reservoir-cover-ktm-1090-1190-1290-adv-super-duke-smt-2008-2017
Charge Port:  BT USB
Hydraulic Clutch Cover: KTM PP https://ktmtwins.com/collections/ktm-1290-super-adventure-r-parts/products/ktm-hydraulic-clutch-cover-ktm-690-1290-1190-1090-end-duke-adv-2013-2017
Heated Grips:  KTM PP https://ktmtwins.com/collections/ktm-1290-super-adventure-r-parts/products/ktm-heated-grips-ktm-1190-1290-2017
Extended Luggage Carrier:  KTM PP https://ktmtwins.com/collections/ktm-1290-super-adventure-r-parts/products/ktm-60312978044
Bar Risers:  KTM PP https://ktmtwins.com/collections/ktm-1290-super-adventure-r-parts/products/ktm-78901939044
Hand Guards:  KTM PP https://ktmtwins.com/collections/ktm-1290-super-adventure-r-parts/products/ktm-part-num-60712992044
Heated Seat:  KTM PP https://ktmtwins.com/collections/ktm-1290-super-adventure-r-parts/products/ktm-pillion-ergo-seat-heated-including-switch-ktm-1290-super-adventure-r-2017
Auxiliary fuel:  2 Mountain Safety Research 30 ounce  https://www.campsaver.com/msr-fuel-bottle.html?_iv_code=Z65-SVA-MSR0261-MSR0261-30-OZ
Auxiliary fuel:  2 Optimus 1L. https://www.campsaver.com/optimus-fuel-bottles.html?_iv_code=1BT-SVA-29301-8018995
KTM Sticker Kit:  I don't recall where I ordered.





Camp

Auxiliary H2O:  Mountain Safety Research 2L Dromlite https://moskomoto.com/collections/motorcycle-luggage/products/2l-dromedary-water-storage-bag
Cooler:  Pelican SC24  https://www.pelicancases.com/product/pelican-24-can-soft-cooler
Tent:  Snugpak Scorpion 3 https://www.snugpak.com/outdoor/scorpion-3
Sleeping Bag:  The North Face 40F degree mummy bag
Sleeping Pad:  Nemo Cosmo 3D. https://www.nemoequipment.com/product/cosmo-3d/
Tarpaulin:  8' x 10' basic tarp I use as a tent footprint  https://www.walmart.com/ip/General-Purpose-Tarp-8-x-10/16889152
Ditty Sacks:  Outdoor Research Mesh
Pain Relief:  White Widow
Sleep Med:  White Widow
Toilet Paper:  Charmin Ultra Soft Dual Layer Jumbo Roll  :laughing7:
Wet Wipes
Ben's Invisinet
Knife:  Ka-Bar Survival
Microfiber towels
Visor cleaner
Beef Jerky
Gatorade
Ketchup
Mustard
Deli Turkey and Roast Beef
Bread
Olive Oil
Eggs
Egg carrier
Pepper
Salt
Flesh seasoning
Brats
Ribeye Steaks
Blueberry Jam
Gevalia Dark Roast
Hershey's Chocolate Caramel Coffee Creamer  :la:
3 pair sunglasses
3 ink pens
Small notebook
Torch lighter
Smiley Face Pipe
Fire Fork
Insect Repellant
Vitamin B1
Omeperazole
Xarelto
Aloe Vera
Sunscreen
Chair:  Helinox Sunset https://helinox.com/products/sunset-chair?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIp8Kqz8bd4wIVhJ6fCh3OhwlyEAAYASAAEgJFDfD_BwE
Table:  Helinox Table One https://helinox.com/products/table-one-hard-top-l?variant=16668102983750
Shampoo
Tooth Paste
Tooth Brush
Nail Clippers
Lip Balm
First Aid Kit
Rehydrate
Shave cream
Razor
Flossers
Powder:  Anti Monkey Butt  https://www.amazon.com/Anti-Monkey-Butt-Anti-Friction-Calamine/dp/B07RM5Q18S?th=1
Rectal cream
Preparation H Hemorroidal inserts
Hemorrhoid lance
Hemorrhoid massager




Cooking

Camp Stove:  JetBoil https://www.campsaver.com/jet-boil-sumo-group-cooking-system.html
Auxiliary stove:  JetBoil Mighty Mo https://www.campsaver.com/jet-boil-mightmo-stove.html
Skillet Support:  JetBoil Pot support https://www.campsaver.com/jet-boil-pot-support.html
Fuel can support:  JetBoil stabilizer https://www.campsaver.com/jet-boil-fuel-can-stabilizer.html
Utensils:  Jet Boil 3pc https://www.campsaver.com/jet-boil-jetset-utensil-set.html
Skillet:  Jet Boil https://www.campsaver.com/jet-boil-10in-fry-pan.html
French Press:  Jet Boil https://www.campsaver.com/jet-boil-jetboil-grande-coffee-press.html
Skillet 2:  Jet Boil https://www.campsaver.com/jetboil-summit-skillet.html





Recording Devices & Mounts

Ram Mounts:  Double Socket Arm https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/ram-mounts-double-socket-arm
Ram Mounts:  U-Bolt base https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/ram-mounts-u-bolt-base
Ram Mounts:  Camera mount https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/ram-mounts-camera-adapter
Camera:  Sony RX100M5  https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1421536-REG/sony_dsc_rx100m5a_dsc_rx100_va_digital_camera.html
Spare Batteries:  5 x Sony NP-BX1 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/983888-REG/sony_npbx1_m8_np_bx1_rechargeable_battery_pack.html
Camera/Action Cam Battery Charger:  Sony https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/913639-REG/sony_acctrbx_cyber_shot_battery_charger_kit.html?sts=pi-ps&pim=Y
Action Cam:  Sony FDR-X3000 4K https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1278151-REG/sony_fdr_x3000_action_camera.html
Action Cam Gimbal:  FeiyuTech G5GS https://www.newegg.com/p/0UF-01FK-00002?item=9SIAGK17XG9698&source=region&nm_mc=knc-googlemkp-pc&cm_mmc=knc-googlemkp-pc-_-pla-go2play-_-accessories+-+camera+other-_-9SIAGK17XG9698&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsLDE6cLd4wIVA0OGCh3qzg14EAkYCyABEgJpQPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Camera Bag:  Sony https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/475393-REG/Sony_LCSCSJ_LCS_CSJ_Soft_Carrying_Case.html?sts=pi&pim=Y
SAE to USB Charger:  Anker https://www.bestbuy.com/site/anker-roav-smartcharge-2-port-usb-vehicle-charger-black/6297942.p?skuId=6297942
Memory Card:  Sandisk Extreme Pro 128gb https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1431034-REG/sandisk_sdsdxxy_128g_ancin_extremepro_sdxc_128gb_card.html
Memory Card:  Sandisk Extreme microSDXC 256gb https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1431038-REG/sandisk_sdsqxa1_256g_a_extreme_microsd_256gb_card.html
Tablet:  Apple iPad Pro https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-ipad/ipad-pro/11-inch-display-512gb-space-gray-wifi





Navigation & Mounts

Ram Mounts:  Apple iPhone carrier https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/ram-mounts-apple-iphone-6-7-holder
Ram Mounts:  U-bolt base kit https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/ram-mounts-u-bolt-kit
GPS:  Garmin Zumo 396 https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/garmin-zumo-396lmt-s-navigator-motorcycle-gps
GPS Mount:  KTM PP https://ktmtwins.com/collections/ktm-1290-super-adventure-r-parts/products/ktm-part-num-60712992044
GPS/Phone:  Apple iPhone 6s
Butler Maps New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route: https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/butler-maps-new-mexico-backcountry-discovery-route
Butler Maps Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route:  https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/butler-maps-colorado-backcountry-discovery-route
Butler Maps Arizona:  https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/butler-maps-arizona
Butler Maps Southern California:  https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/butler-maps-southern-california
Butler Maps Northern California:  https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/butler-maps-northern-california
Butler Maps Oregon:  https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/butler-maps-oregon
Butler Maps Washington:  https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/butler-maps-washington





Luggage

Auxiliary fuel bottle holders:  2  x Mosko Moto 4L Pouch https://moskomoto.com/collections/motorcycle-luggage/products/large-molle-accessory-sleeve
Tool Roll:  Mosko Moto Fatty https://moskomoto.com/collections/motorcycle-luggage/products/fatty-tool-roll
Tent Pole Bag:  Mosko Moto https://moskomoto.com/collections/motorcycle-luggage/products/tent-pole-bag
Dry bags:  3 x 20L Mosko Moto https://moskomoto.com/collections/motorcycle-luggage/products/20l-drysak
Molle Stix:  Mosko Moto https://moskomoto.com/collections/all/products/stix-sak
Tie downs:  Rok Straps https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/rok-straps-adjustable-straps
Cam Buckle straps
Tank Bag:   Ortlieb Waterproof MOTO already owned  https://touratech-usa.com/Store/Touratech-Waterproof-MOTO-Tank-Bag
Dry Duffle:  Ortlieb Dry Duffle 110L https://ortliebusa.com/product/duffle/
Dry Duffle:  Ortlieb Dry Duffle 60L already owned https://ortliebusa.com/product/duffle/





Tools & Spares

Liquid Gasket:  3 Bond https://ktmtwins.com/collections/ktm-1290-super-adventure-r-parts/products/3-bond-1184
Tire levers
Plug kit w/CO2 canisters
Air compressor:  Anit-Gravity https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/antigravity-batteries-tire-inflator
Assorted Tools - needle-nosed vise-grips, crescent wrench, mini-bolt driver, torx and allen bits, wrenches, etc.
21" Tube
18" Tube
Master Link
Chain rivet press
JB Weld
Zip-ties in assorted lengths plus a few long heavy duty ties
Rubber Cement




Apparel

Summer Paw Protectors:  Rukka Airium https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/rukka-airium-gloves
Mid-weight Paw Protectors:  deer-skin
Pants:  BMW City Pant 1.0
Helmet:  Arai Corsair-V
Spare Shield:  Arai clear and Dark Smoke
Jacket:  Rukka Armaxion
Balaclava:  Rukka Gore Windstopper
Summer weight under suit:  Rukka Max Seamless long sleeve shirt and pant
Mid-weight under suit:  Rukka Outlast 1-piece
Camp pants:  The North Face Paramount Peak
Socks Skin Layer:  Wigwam polypropylene
Socks Mid Layer:  Wigwam 12" ring spun wool
Camp shirts:  Russell Athletic breathable T-shirts
Mid-layer camp jacket:  Browning goose down
Riding boots:  Danner Recon https://www.danner.com/men/law-enforcement/recon-8-black-200g.html.html
3 Hats
Hydration Pack:  KTM PP Dakar
Keen Flip Flops:  https://www.keenfootwear.com/p/M-WAIMEA-H2.html?dwvar_M-WAIMEA-H2_color=1020299&cgid=merch_footwear


And, at least twenty items I'm missing.



 
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Mr Zog on July 31, 2019, 03:15:50 am
Herewith a list of items I felt I needed before I embarked on a multi-month journey


Hemorrhoid massager



you took a ladyboy with you?  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: OomD on July 31, 2019, 06:44:47 am
Hemorrhoid lance
Hemorrhoid massager
I think his name is Lance.  :pot:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: jaybiker on July 31, 2019, 09:37:04 am
 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:

But well done big oil for opening up about your afflictions. Things we don't often speak of like the chronic eczema that plagues me in the same region.
It's a pain in the arse living with a PITA!   :xxbah:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on July 31, 2019, 10:01:01 am
Looking forward to being envious/jealous/soppies (afrikaans word meaning sadly disgruntled...) with the RR..

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Fudge on July 31, 2019, 10:45:34 am
Herewith a list of items I felt I needed before I embarked on a multi-month journey from Michigan down through Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma  and around the Desert Southwest (Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, California and Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, British Columbia, and Alberta). If everything went to plan, Alaska before heading East through Saskatchewan, Manitoba, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, then back to the Michigan.

Items I had to order before leaving include a link to where I think I ordered them from!  <snip>

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: BFG on July 31, 2019, 11:01:02 am
What a huge trip.
Looking forward to the RR
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Gérrard on July 31, 2019, 11:46:57 am


Talking about our demons and mental illness is still extremely taboo in our country.  Well, I'm done living my life with pent up rage and issues.  :peepwall: Life is survival dealing with the Human Condition we see everyday.  If I decide to tell all, it will be because it is such a liberating experience and I hope others suffering issues will find it easier to discuss their issues with friends and loved ones because if that dumbass big oil can do it, so can I.   :3some:


We have a thread where we share attacks by the Black Dog. One way or another it helps. Sometimes the only thing that helps is getting on the bike and blow some wind in the face. If it was part of your ride and you want to share, do so. You'll be surprised by the understanding you get here, because we know...
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Rufus115 on July 31, 2019, 12:13:54 pm
@ Big Oil....hope you left the point and squirt camera in the bag the whole trip, the pics you took with what I assume is your cellphone, have more depth that can only be perceived by those who have tried to shove a gloved hand into a pouch to clasp something that would hopefully simultaneously capture the view and what was on your mind.

And since we talk openly around these parts, I think your old profile pic was better and more suited and I too associate the current one with Jaco....go change it back.

PS: By page 2, I decided that I will be knocking on your door one day
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 31, 2019, 03:01:41 pm
Olie-bol! The pics are nice, as usual!
Stunning photo's, keep them coming  :thumleft:
I shall follow you - Thanks for sharing!  :thumleft:
Subscribe
Following! Very nice.
What a huge trip.
Looking forward to the RR
:sip:
Now here comes a thing.. the USA where everything is as big as your eyes

This is going to be an epic RR


Thank you thank you thank you.  I'm happy you follow.  Nice to read positive feedback for all this work.



Nothing starts a fire in an American girls panties faster than a ZA  accent.  :xxbah:  I'd encourage you DO NOT tell the wife of this, she'll never let you come over!
ain't that the truth  :lol8:
but I heard on the radio the other day that the Aussies are taking over from us now. maybe it's something to do with their propensity for sheep  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Well, apparently the Aussies invented the condom, by using a sheep's colon. The Americans, though, improved on the design by taking it out of the sheep first.

 :imaposer:  :spitcoffee:  I had to read that a few times, when I finally got the joke, I nearly shit my pants belly laughing.  :imaposer:  Funniest lines I've read in weeks.




This is going to be one epic RR, thanks for sharing and all the best with your battles.

Doesn't matter how hard arsed the guys here are, somewhere deep down (some very deep) we're all the same, whether you like it or not.

Push comes to shove, everyone will help out or give a shoulder to lean on.

Thank you for your kindness, talking about these subjects is still taboo in many places of my country.  That must change.



Thanks for sharing these beautiful landscapes. Massive country with such diversity in landscape  :thumleft:

The USA is definitely high on my dream travel list as well. I'd like to tag my family along and cross it with a van  :deal:

Funny you say this, Mr. Lem.  I'm at the age where I don't want to ride huge distances anymore to get to my chosen area.  I want to haul my bike and have a warm low cost place to sleep.  I'm waiting for a nice meticulously maintained pre-owned high roof cargo or passenger can I can unbolt the seats from.  Build a fold down bed, auxiliary power, refrigerator, etc.  Not extravagant by any means, just simple stuff to get me by and dry!




Herewith a list of items I felt I needed before I embarked on a multi-month journey


Hemorrhoid massager



you took a ladyboy with you?  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

 :imaposer:  No sir, granite scale model of my exwifes long middle finger, that way I can remember just how much she screwed me.  :ricky:




Hemorrhoid lance
Hemorrhoid massager
I think his name is Lance.  :pot:

 :imaposer:  You're on a roll, Sir OomD  :imaposer:



:laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:

But well done big oil for opening up about your afflictions. Things we don't often speak of like the chronic eczema that plagues me in the same region.
It's a pain in the arse living with a PITA!   :xxbah:

Thank you, Sir jay biker, visions of balls, eczema, and anus went lovely with my breakfast cereal  :peepwall: :lol8:



Looking forward to being envious/jealous/soppies (afrikaans word meaning sadly disgruntled...) with the RR..

 :biggrin:

Don't be sad, make a plan to come ride here.  Just don't come with expectations you can see everything. 

It sometimes bothers me when I feel I can't visit every place or road in my country in 2 lifetimes.  All I can do is see as much as possible.

The same goes for Africa.  I used to dream of covering most of African continent, but after joining here, I know that is no longer an option for me.  I know myself well enough to understand that I don't have enough patience for things such as border crossings and dealing with government workers whom care less about performing their duties. 

When I come, I'm leaning towards just ZA and NAM.




Herewith a list of items I felt I needed before I embarked on a multi-month journey from Michigan down through Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma  and around the Desert Southwest (Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, California and Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, British Columbia, and Alberta). If everything went to plan, Alaska before heading East through Saskatchewan, Manitoba, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, then back to the Michigan.

Items I had to order before leaving include a link to where I think I ordered them from!  <snip>

 :thumleft:

Too much stuff, Sir Fudge, I always begin trips with too much stuff and have to post several items home.






Talking about our demons and mental illness is still extremely taboo in our country.  Well, I'm done living my life with pent up rage and issues.  :peepwall: Life is survival dealing with the Human Condition we see everyday.  If I decide to tell all, it will be because it is such a liberating experience and I hope others suffering issues will find it easier to discuss their issues with friends and loved ones because if that dumbass big oil can do it, so can I.   :3some:


We have a thread where we share attacks by the Black Dog. One way or another it helps. Sometimes the only thing that helps is getting on the bike and blow some wind in the face. If it was part of your ride and you want to share, do so. You'll be surprised by the understanding you get here, because we know...

I'll find the thread, I need it and maybe I could help others.




@ Big Oil....hope you left the point and squirt camera in the bag the whole trip, the pics you took with what I assume is your cellphone, have more depth that can only be perceived by those who have tried to shove a gloved hand into a pouch to clasp something that would hopefully simultaneously capture the view and what was on your mind.

And since we talk openly around these parts, I think your old profile pic was better and more suited and I too associate the current one with Jaco....go change it back.

PS: By page 2, I decided that I will be knocking on your door one day

Thank you for your kind eloquent words, Mr Rufus. 

I apologize, I didn't know someone had used the Dr. Evil avatar previously, I'm glad you were up front with me.  I'll change it soon. I felt like my bald eagle avatar portrays too much nationalism for bike forum, plus the eyes were a little intimidating even for me.  I'll look for avatar that I think people will like and respect more.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: I&horse on July 31, 2019, 04:55:12 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: mtr89 on July 31, 2019, 08:22:29 pm
Ah yes, the States... I would give my left nut to spend at least 6 months riding the States, the TAT being the first ride to do.
Now if I could only find someone wealthy enough to pay for my left ball.. :imaposer: :imaposer:
Keep it coming @bigoil, this looks to be an awesome RR
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on July 31, 2019, 10:19:12 pm
sub

Thank you  :thumleft:


Ah yes, the States... I would give my left nut to spend at least 6 months riding the States, the TAT being the first ride to do.
Now if I could only find someone wealthy enough to pay for my left ball.. :imaposer: :imaposer:
Keep it coming @bigoil, this looks to be an awesome RR

That's funny, let me know if you find someone willing to pay for a ball, I may have one to spare.

I'm hoping this report turns out awesome, though, it will most likely be like my life, marriage, favorite job, started out great  :imaposer:

Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Oubones on August 01, 2019, 03:32:25 am
James is it only me or does the jetboil give a strange taste to the water?
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 01, 2019, 06:11:08 am
James is it only me or does the jetboil give a strange taste to the water?

Hi Hennie, are you referring to a metallic taste from the water?
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Gérrard on August 01, 2019, 11:08:36 am


Talking about our demons and mental illness is still extremely taboo in our country.  Well, I'm done living my life with pent up rage and issues.  :peepwall: Life is survival dealing with the Human Condition we see everyday.  If I decide to tell all, it will be because it is such a liberating experience and I hope others suffering issues will find it easier to discuss their issues with friends and loved ones because if that dumbass big oil can do it, so can I.   :3some:


We have a thread where we share attacks by the Black Dog. One way or another it helps. Sometimes the only thing that helps is getting on the bike and blow some wind in the face. If it was part of your ride and you want to share, do so. You'll be surprised by the understanding you get here, because we know...

I'll find the thread, I need it and maybe I could help others.

[/quote]

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=137412.0
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Welsh on August 01, 2019, 11:35:30 am
James is it only me or does the jetboil give a strange taste to the water?

Hi Hennie, are you referring to a metallic taste from the water?

B O, what's with the R1150GSA in your profile?  ::)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Rufus115 on August 01, 2019, 01:12:18 pm
@big oil...I didn't mean you to be without avatar in this process!. FWIW, in my most humble opinion, there is nothing wrong with the bald eagle....its a stoic statement of patriosim sitting on the side. If its who you are, then its who you are. One can be silent and proud in the same moment...my 2c.

Looking foward to more updates..hopefully, there are camping meal pics that feature not gatoraid, but a cold frosty beer that you spirited out of the last town you blew through!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 01, 2019, 02:20:46 pm
James is it only me or does the jetboil give a strange taste to the water?

Hi Hennie, are you referring to a metallic taste from the water?

B O, what's with the R1150GSA in your profile?  ::) 

They're called letters from English alphabet   :peepwall:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 01, 2019, 02:33:06 pm
@big oil...I didn't mean you to be without avatar in this process!. FWIW, in my most humble opinion, there is nothing wrong with the bald eagle....its a stoic statement of patriosim sitting on the side. If its who you are, then its who you are. One can be silent and proud in the same moment...my 2c.

Looking foward to more updates..hopefully, there are camping meal pics that feature not gatoraid, but a cold frosty beer that you spirited out of the last town you blew through!

No, forget it, Mr Avatar FBI  :pot:

Kidding!!

Thank you for your humble opinion, no worries mate, I haven't found the right avatar yet, so blank for now.

During my first stint here, there were a few comments about me displaying avatars portraying Trump and nationalism on a bike forum.

I don't want anyone viewing or following my report feeling uncomfortable .

There's a few camp and food pics coming!!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: jaybiker on August 01, 2019, 05:35:11 pm
I vote bring back the eagle. It's just your national bird and an attractive one too. Identifies with you being American, but not aggressively nationalistic, any more than the NZ kiwi, or SA's blue crane.

Just 2c.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on August 01, 2019, 05:43:05 pm
Looking forward to this with great interest ... where was the photo of Billy taken?

 8)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Mr Zog on August 02, 2019, 01:52:18 am
You are concerned about a birdie on your avatar, I have the word SEX blazoned all over mine  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

I liked the eagle...  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Gene on August 02, 2019, 07:07:17 am
Great report, how i wish to be back in the USA again, was in Alibama and surrounds, great country...
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: OomD on August 02, 2019, 08:13:21 am
Loved your eagle avatar. Nothing wrong with being american about being american.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Welsh on August 02, 2019, 08:39:05 am
You are concerned about a birdie on your avatar, I have the word SEX blazoned all over mine  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

I liked the eagle...  :thumleft:

I got a Dwagon  :peepwall: :succubus1:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 04, 2019, 07:25:56 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 16, 2019, 01:59:04 pm
Entry 1 - Outlaw Rides Again
Star Date - 18 May 2018
Distance - 217 miles / 350 kilometers


Where do I begin? I needed a vacation.  As I said previously, my brain was liquified.  I love Michigan winters, there's nothing more fun than riding a snowmobile through deep powda (powdery snow), hard to fathom a small engine sport more fun than dirt-biking, but in my opinion, snowmobiling is a magical experience.  Only one problem, I had sold my Ski-doo and I don't ski anymore.  Why don't I ski?  My friends nicknamed me bullet train.  I can ski..........straight........I just can't turn or stop.  My friends get scared I'm going to kill several people skiing at 70mph down the mountain. 

I mean, I have the face, charm, and physique of Italian legend, Alberto Tomba, however friends fear comes from the fact I stand about 6'8" 275lbs on ski's and look like the abominable snowman or a Russian Yeti!  They are correct, I could kill or paralyze people hitting them at 70 or 80 per on skis.

I begin to hate old man winter when he lingers into March, April, sometimes May.  Take this past winter, for example, many parts of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan nearly broke the annual snowfall record.

Imagine waking up in the morning, opening your door to this-


(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/edited-image_3.png) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/edited-image_3.png.html)



Do we Michiganders cry and whine when this happens?  No, it's our way of life.  We make the best of it.  By drinking copious amounts of alcohol.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/IMG_3098.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/IMG_3098.jpg.html)



There's something eerily beautiful about snow to me, how it blankets and cleanses the earth!

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/IMG_3094.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/IMG_3094.jpg.html)



Move snow until you can escape your home.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/IMG_3101.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/IMG_3101.jpg.html)


Or building, here a window on the 3rd story of a building at Michigan Tech University.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/IMG_3100.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/IMG_3100.jpg.html)


Hopefully you own a big bakkie or tractor with a large plow or snowblower.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/IMG_3092.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/IMG_3092.jpg.html)


Otherwise, you are screwed until you can dig your car out!

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/IMG_3107.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/IMG_3107.jpg.html)

Typically, when leaving for a multiple week motorbike trip, I only sleep a few hours the night before. With this trip hopefully lasting multiple months, I didn't sleep for a second worrying I'd packed everything I'd need. Finally, after lying in bed all night with mind racing, I decided to roll out of bed at the butt crack of dawn and start strapping bags to my bike and get every last minute thing I thought I'd need. Finally, a little after noon, and after breakfast, a visit with mom to say my goodbyes, I was off.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/edited-image_4.png) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/edited-image_4.png.html)



First stop, just a short ride to Brembo North America MFG and Foundry, near Homer, Michigan. Brembo bought out the original brake manufacturer and has been growing every year since. The factory and foundry are enormous, and they can't hire fast enough. They've begun hiring directly off the street and offering incentives trying to hire enough staff. I had some more pics of the foundry, they were lost however. I'll have to shoot some more when I return to Michigan and add them to the report. No, this factory does not mfg the calipers, master cylinders, or any of the braking components on your bike. The components this location manufacturers, feeds the Big 3 and some other automotive companies building cars here in N.A.


(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/070B34E2-C6E5-4A16-805B-275C3599128F.jpeg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/070B34E2-C6E5-4A16-805B-275C3599128F.jpeg.html)


I could tell in the first mile of riding, I had way too much stuff packed, the weight needed to be adjusted and rearranged.

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I dedicated this ride to my hometown, its citizens, school I attended from kindergarten until graduation, our athletic teams, of which our baseball team holds the national record for consecutive wins, 75-0 before losing, the superintendent of my local school invited me for a photo-op.  I try my best to show kids in my hometown there's a whole world out there to explore instead of getting fat playing video games.  Here's a link providing the story of the record breaking streak. http://michiganbaseballhall.org/members/homer.html  Recently, we just won our 3rd Michigan State Championship in baseball.  I attended the championship game, exciting for your hometown team to be considered the best team in the entire state.  BTW, major league pitcher of Arizona Diamondback fame, Josh Collmenter, was a member of the record breaking Homer team.

Here's my bike in front of the north entrance of the school I attended.

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Photo-op with Superintendent and Michigan Hall of Fame coach and friend, Scott Salow. A genius baseball coach, Scott was the coach during the record setting years, including a 4 year stretch when Homer played 149 games, winning 143 of them. Scott is still the head coach presently.  I don't post many pics of myself.  I don't have time to answer calls from modeling and acting agents.

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I didn't even leave the school without dropping my bike. I had a lot of weight on my rear rack and the 2 Ortleib bags filled with a bunch of stuff I probably didn't need. I tried to swing my right leg over the bike and didn't quite make it, started to fall, didn't let go of the left hand grip, and brought the bike over as I fell on the ground. Lol, luckily I had my helmet on as my head hit the cement!!! Coach Salow and a schoolteacher came out to assist!! The 3 of us were able to right the bike. They wished me well, and I was on my way.

Shortly after leaving Homer, Michigan, it started to rain just across the border in Fremont, Indiana. It rained, and rained, and rained some more. I decided to just dead head on the Interstate as I've already ridden most of the great routes in Northern Indiana. I just wanted to get south as fast as I could on day 1. After riding in frigid rain for hours, I decided I was done for the day in South Indianapolis. I had my waterproof Rukka jacket on, which kept my upper body dry. Because I was still carrying my winter hibernation weight I typically gain every winter, I could not fit in my Rukka pant, so had to wear my BMW City Pant, which are very comfortable, but in no way waterproof.

I didn't take many pics on day 1 because of the rain and I didn't want to get my new camera wet as I had just read on the internet a few days previously my new camera is fragile to water.

I stopped at a rest area about 1.5 hours north of Indianapolis, Indiana.  I was mentally fatigued not getting a wink of sleep.  I booked a room at a Super 8. Friendly staff, but cleanliness was terrible. The carpet needed changed years ago, stains everywhere. I hadn't even got in my room before a meth head girl came up to me to ask me if I had a lighter she could use. What was really strange, after I entered my room, removed my jacket, I went back outside to retrieve a duffel bag off my bike, reentered the motel hallway. Not 3 minutes had passed since the girl had asked me for a light, when the same girl came up to me again, asking me if I had a lighter she could use. I felt sorry for her, she was obviously quite strung out and frustrated she couldn't find a light. I would avoid the Super 8 in South Indy if I was you. Turned out to be the most expensive hotel room from Michigan to Texas and was by far the worst experience I've had in years. I don't need a fancy hotel by any means, but this place was a disaster.


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The only good part about the stay was I cooked my own meal on my JetBoil stove. Unfortunately, it started pouring rain before I was done cooking. Oh well, that's part of the adventure and a little water adds to the adventure.

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I plugged in the mini-fridge in my room, but couldn't hear the compressor cycling. Darn, I wanted to keep my drinks cold. Unplugged the mini-fridge, turned the unit around to look at the back, and noticed someone had done some questionable repairs on the fridge. Appeared the return line had been cut and was crimped with pliers, lol. I notified the front desk my fridge did not work. A repair man showed up a few minutes later. He couldn't fix the unit either. He said he'd be back in a few minutes with a new unit. He came back with a unit, but it was not new, it appeared to be several years old and had just been found in a salvage yard. I wasn't complaining though, it worked, aesthetics didn't matter at this point!!

I actually slept well, only awoke a few times during the night, most likely drug addicts in the hallway. Quite an experience, my first night away from home, not one I would've chosen, but that's life.  Hopefully the next evening will be better.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on August 16, 2019, 04:09:38 pm
Hey on that pic off you and the coach, what does it say on the poster, Homer Strong or Homer Strond? Hope it is StronG because StronD in Afrikaans means shit  :laughing4: :imaposer:

BY the way like it so far.

Gooi Mielies!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 16, 2019, 04:37:41 pm
Hey on that pic off you and the coach, what does it say on the poster, Homer Strong or Homer Strond? Hope it is StronG because StronD in Afrikaans means shit  :laughing4: :imaposer:

BY the way like it so far.

Gooi Mielies!  :thumleft:

Homer Strong  :thumleft:

Thank you for following.

Gooi Mielies = ? English  sorry, I'm behind in studying Afrikaans.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: >>Thump°C on August 16, 2019, 05:31:40 pm
Hey on that pic off you and the coach, what does it say on the poster, Homer Strong or Homer Strond? Hope it is StronG because StronD in Afrikaans means shit  :laughing4: :imaposer:

BY the way like it so far.

Gooi Mielies!  :thumleft:

Homer Strong  :thumleft:

Thank you for following.

Gooi Mielies = ? English  sorry, I'm behind in studying Afrikaans.
Throw corn, LOL

Means "go for it" with passion and all that other stuff that makes life interesting.
I agree, keep on posting,
It's also one of the countries I'd love to just keep riding in.
Love your pics, you have a good eye on stuff that interests us.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 16, 2019, 05:33:34 pm
Entry 2 - Larry Legend
Star Date - 19 May 2018
Distance - 216 miles / 348 kilometers



Awaking in the shit-hole of the century, I wanted to get the hell out asap. I quickly loaded my bags, which admittedly, I already knew I'd brought too much stuff. Better to have too much than not enough, I suppose. One can always send unneeded luggage back home, via UPS or USPS.

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I made my way south on HWY 37 to Bloomington, before diverting east towards Lake Monroe on HWY 446, aka Knightsbridge road. I stopped near a public recreation area for a break and a picnic. It was a pretty area, I think the waterway was named Lake Monroe, not sure.


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It appeared the area had received much rain and experienced areas of flooding.

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A fella in a nice Ford F150 preparing his boat for launch.

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My stomach started a fuss with a slow growl, it was time for protein.  I found this lekker picnic spot, where I enjoyed a turkey sammich.

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With a nice view.

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From the picnic spot, I continued on Knightsbridge road towards Blue Springs Cavern, for a possible underground boat tour. What a beautiful building the Blue Springs Cavern Tour has to book the tour.

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A lovely looking rose bush near where I parked my Katoom, with roses in full bloom, just after a nice long cold drink.

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Inside the Visitor Center at Blue Springs Cavern, near Bedford, Indiana.  I asked about the tour, it is an underground cave with river.  There are some tight spots along the route, that is all I needed to hear, no thank you.

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They had this delicious looking rock candy inside the visitor center, it must have been stale because I nearly chipped a tooth when I tried a bite.

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I sat down for a few minutes to gather myself and warm up some.  I was soaked from waist down to ankles.  From Blue Springs Cavern, I continued south southwest on HWY 50, aka Indiana's Historic Pathways North Spur, to near Shoal, Indiana and found Jug Rock. Not a very good pic, as the foliage was taking over the sightline to the cool rock formation.

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Not a very good pic due to all the foliage.

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I struck up a conversation with a gentleman who'd grown up in the area. He suggested I visit and tour 'The Dome' when in West Baden Springs, Indiana. The man wasn't sure of the name of the site, but he told me to ride into town and ask anyone where 'The Dome' is and they'd know.

So, from Jug Rock, I rode HWY 150, which was motorbiking nirvana. High speed sweepers. It was wet, but the TKC 80's were glued to the wet pavement. I had quite a spirited ride from Tug Rock to West Baden Springs, Indiana. Luckily, 'The Dome' was easy to find. 'The Dome' is actually named West Baden Springs Hotel and is part of French Lick Resort. Take my word for it, if you ever find yourself nearby, do yourself a solid and stop by and tour the dome. When you walk in the hotel and reach the dome, your mouth will drop at the design and architecture.

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Look up.

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A little too fancy for my tastes, as rooms begin around the $250 mark and go skyward from there. However, I'd like to bring my elderly mother down here someday so she can enjoy herself in the lap of luxury, while I golf at the Donald Ross designed golf course nearby.

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I found a little history about the place, Italicized with my pics in between.

In 1855 the Mile Lick Hotel was built to capitalize on the abundance of mineral springs in the area. The name was later changed to West Baden Springs Hotel as it was fashioned after the great mineral spa of Europe, Baden Baden. Lee W. Sinclair transformed West Baden into a sophisticated resort, adding an opera house, a casino, a two-deck pony and bicycle track and a full-size baseball field. Sadly, in June of 1901 a fire destroyed the entire lodging structure in less than two hours. Thankfully, all of the guests escaped harm.

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Sinclair used this tragedy as his opportunity to build the hotel of his dreams. He envisioned a circular building topped with the world's largest dome, decorated like the grandest spas of Europe. Architect Harrison Albright of West Virginia, accepted Sinclair’s commission and agreed to complete the project within a year. The new hotel, complete with a 200-foot diameter atrium and fireplace that burned 14 foot logs opened for business in June of 1902.

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After Sinclair died in 1916, his daughter, Lillian, and her husband took over the hotel's operation and completed a massive renovation effort that left their finances overextended. In 1923 Lillian sold the hotel to Ed Ballard for one million dollars.


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When the stock market crashed in 1929 the hotel emptied of guests almost overnight. Eventually Ballard closed the hotel in June 1932 and in 1934 sold it to the Jesuits for one dollar. The Jesuits removed many of property’s elegant appointments and eventually dismantled the building's four Moorish towers. The seminary, known as West Baden College, operated until 1964 when declining enrollment led the Jesuits to close the facility. A Michigan couple purchased the property in 1966 and donated it to Northwood Institute, a private college, which operated in West Baden until 1983.


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While the colleges did not maintain the West Baden property in the same lavish style it exhibited during the hotel era, it was relatively well cared for until 1985 when Northwood sold it to a real estate development firm. That firm soon declared bankruptcy and the property was tangled in years of litigation.



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In 1974 West Baden was listed as a National Historic Landmark but the elements took their toll on the neglected hotel and it was closed to the public in 1989 for safety reasons. In January 1991 a buildup of ice and water on the roof and in drainpipes caused the collapse of a portion of the exterior wall. Indiana Landmarks, the country’s largest state-wide historic preservation organization, led the charge to stabilize the hotel to preserve redevelopment potential, and attract a new owner capable of restoring the property for a new use. In 1992 Indiana Landmarks spent $140,000 to stabilize the hotel, matching a $70,000 contribution from an anonymous donor.


In May 1994 the hotel was sold to Minnesota Investment Partners [MIP] for $500,000. Grand Casinos, Inc., an investor in the purchase, optioned the hotel from MIP. The COOK Group, Inc., a global medical device manufacturing company, headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, stepped in to preserve both French Lick Springs Hotel and West Baden Springs Hotel. Under the direction of Bill, Gayle and their son, Carl Cook, both hotels and their grounds received a multi-million dollar renovation returning them to the grandeur of the days of Sinclair and uniting them as one resort. In 2006, French Lick Springs Hotel reopened after an extensive renovation and new addition, French Lick Casino. The original 1917 “Hill Course” was reopened and restored as The Donald Ross Course. With the completion of the West Baden Springs Hotel restoration in 2007 French Lick Resort was born.




An incredible antique Rolls Royce is on display.

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After leaving the dome, it actually stopped raining for the first time in quite awhile on my trip!! I then continued south through the neighboring town of French Lick, Indiana. French Lick holds a dear place in my heart as it's the hometown of Larry Joe Bird, aka Larry Legend, the famous Boston Celtic and Gold Medal winner, and whom I believe to be one of the best, if not thee greatest NBA (National Basketball Association) player of all time. Many will argue with me on that point and claim Michael Jordan, Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, or Lebron James is the GOAT, but I still will say Larry Legend was the best. Larry at the same age, leads Lebron in several stats. Yes, MJ has the rings, but he was also the face of the NBA and anyone whom got near Jordan, got whistled for a foul. Not taking anything from MJ, Magic, or Lebron, they're incredible basketball players, but in my opinion, the NBA hasn't been the same since Larry, Magic, and Jordan played. I hope I get to meet Larry Legend someday, I'd like to have an autographed Celtic jersey.

A nice GMC Yukon with a suspension lift.

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From French Lick, Indiana, I continued south to Patoka Lake. Beautiful area and lake. I'm not sure, but I think I heard someone say it is man-made.

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Some folks enjoying some fishing.

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From the Patoka Lake area, and after all of the rain I'd ridden through again, I decided I didn't want to setup a tent in the rain, so I booked a Motel 6 in Owensboro, Kentucky from Indiana. A few miles further, I crossed from Indiana to Kintuck.

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Actually a very nice Motel 6, clean rooms, hot shower, and a nice flatscreen tv, and ice-cold air conditioning, I couldn't have been more satisfied.

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I decided on a couple brats I had in my Pelican cooler.

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And a real nice reduced price Ribeye steak I discovered at Wally (Walmart).  Ate the brats while the thin cut ribeye sautéed in some olive oil for a couple of minutes on each side.  I felt like a caveman.

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I was starting to feel better and comfortable being on the road.



Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: eberhard on August 16, 2019, 05:49:14 pm
Again, this summarises biking.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 19, 2019, 08:55:36 am
Again, this summarises biking.

 :thumleft: Satisfying to put in a long day on the bike, then cook a nice meal, eat like caveman, then wash it all down with your favorite beverage.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Oshkosh on August 19, 2019, 05:28:12 pm
Great RR BO really enjoying the Trip & Pictures!!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 20, 2019, 05:07:52 am
Great RR BO really enjoying the Trip & Pictures!!!  :thumleft:

Thanks for the positive feedback, Oshkosh  :headbang: :occasion14:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 20, 2019, 05:24:31 am
Entry 3 - New Spine Needed
Star Date - 20 May 2018
Distance - 0 miles / 0 kilometers


The comfort didn't last long.  I awoke after a decent nights sleep, cheap mattress my only complaint, at the Motel 6 in Owensboro with a major problem. My spine wouldn't work. My back was locked up. Instead of taking mere seconds to walk to the bathroom to take my morning pee, it took minutes. I ended up having to tip-toe over to the shell station 150 yards across the street from my room to buy some extra strength Tylenol. It took me approximately 15 minutes to get there and back. I was in a lot of pain.

I took 5 Tylenol and went back to sleep. When I awoke, I could walk easier but was still in pain. I took a cold and hot shower and iced my back. Finally in the evening, my back loosened up to the point I could walk without difficulty and most pain had subsided. I went to bed and awoke refreshed and pain free, ready to hit the road early.

Spasms and tightness gone.  Did some early morning stretching.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 02:56:06 am
Entry 4 - Jim's Pit Stop
Star Date - 21 May 2018
Distance - 280 miles / 451 kilometers


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I was looking forward to leaving Owensboro, KY after spending 2 nights there, most of the time in a great deal of pain.  I thought I'd take it easy and avoid any gravel and just stay on pavement, concerned about any jolts to my back.

It was a nice smooth ride to the Kentucky Illinois border.

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I continued to ride towards Carbondale, IL and then went south.  Crossed over the Illinois Missouri border a short time later.

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I stopped at Wally World to look for some reduced priced steaks in Silkston, MO.  I was fortunate to find an old ribeye marked down quite a bit.  I love steak just before it starts to turn as that's when it seems to have the most flavor.  Strange, I know, but that's what an old butcher told me when I was a young lad and it's stuck with me all of my life.

I continued riding towards Van Buren, MO as I was told Jim's Pit Stop was a nice cheap place to stay, with a bar within walking distance.  It was steamy hot, especially for this polar bear Michigander.  I stopped at a recreational area for a picnic, just a few miles before Van Buren, MO.


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Made it to Jim's Pit Stop motel a short time later, ready for a cold cold beer after riding in hot weather for hours.  It's a small motel, only $42 a night if you pay cash, $47 using a CC.

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Had to get a pic of the KTM in front of the party bus.

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The memory foam mattress provided me a dreamy nights sleep, although I found the memory foam mattress a little hot.  Didn't matter, I had the A/C unit set on the Igloo setting to keep my polar bear skin cool.

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And the best part, the bar is just a short walk across the parking lot filled with cheap ice cold beer.

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I had planned on cooking the almost spoiled ribeye I purchased at Wally World, but the bar maid told me to come back for dinner at the bar.  Homemade Cole slaw, baked beans, and pork steak that had been marinating for days, then lightly grilled at the bar, all you can eat for the lovely sum of 5 bucks, lmao.  It wasn't worth getting my cooking gear out, cooking, and cleaning up for 5 bucks.  The dinner they provided was a feast, I ate twice as much as I should have, but it was so so delicious.  I was starting to feel that southern hospitality.  I also drank too many beers, I waddled out of bar back to my room.

I highly recommend Jim's Pit Stop.  You'll make Jim happy if you pay cash.  You may get lucky like I did and get fed a delicious feast for chump change.  Warning:  Jim is very opinionated and set in his ways, just agree with him and nod for best results!


I was beginning to feel that groove of being on a road trip, which I love.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 04:29:41 pm
Entry 5 - Mark Twain Forest to Branson
Star Date - 22 May 2018
Distance - 174 miles / 280 kilometers




I awoke after a nice nights sleep slightly tipsy from a few too many cold ones at Jim's Pit Stop the previous evening.  Nothing a big mug of Gevalia dark roast French pressed with my JetBoil couldn't cure.  I sat out on the porch of my room enjoying the large cup of mud, until my senses were ready for a shower.  After a refreshing and invigorating shower, I tied down my luggage and suited up.  It was time to roll.  Westbound and down baby.

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I rode west on HWY 60, but it was boring, so I ditched the highway and rode country roads to HWY 160.  Wow, incredible riding on roller coaster roads with lots of sweeping high speed curves.  I was loving it.  I had video footage, unfortunately, all lost in a data transfer.

Soon thereafter though, I felt a number 2 brewing from all the pork steak, Cole slaw, and baked beans from the previous nights dinner.  I crossed a bridge and saw a beautiful little turtle that was most likely going to be killed by a car or truck, so I did my good deed for the day and nudged him/her off the road.  All the nudging with the turtle, had churned my stomach.  If I didn't act quick, I'd have my own turtle head soon.  It was time to lose some weight in the woods, I was most certainly not going to make it to the next town and with concerns about plugging a toilet, I decided I'd unload some pork n beans in the woods just like in the old days!  Is that T.M.I.?  Hey, it is part of the adventure.

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So, I saved a turtle and took a humungous shat in da woods, eh.  Good thing I hadn't waited for a toilet, it could've gotten ugly.

Soon thereafter, I discovered a really cool antique store just before Theodosia, MO.  Had to stop for a look around and shoot a pic of new technology with old technology in the background.



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Not long after the antique store, I discovered a waterway near Theodosia, with a lovely woman sunbathing with her chair in a few inches of water.  The area was quite flooded and several picnic tables were completely submerged under water.

I didn't shoot a pic of the lovely woman sunbathing, though I admired the way she laid there on her lounge chair, in a few inches of water, without what appeared a worry or care in the world.  A gentle breeze, the suns warmth, she could easily reach for a handful of water to cool herself off.


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Okay, where was I?  Oh yeah, I'm about to reenter the roadway, time to focus on riding, the sign at the entrance to the waterway.



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From here, I continued to Branson with an uneventful ride.  My first time to Branson, I was in awe of the Bass Pro Shops when I entered the city limits.  What a place, wow.

I looked online for a hotel.  Found the Dockers Inn was offering $37 per night.  Upon arrival, the front desk person told me that was for 2nd floor rooms, no elevator, and a first floor room would be $5 more.  Not worth arguing over 5 bucks, I booked the room.  Upon entering the room, I couldn't believe the size of the room I'd just rented for only $42 per night.  A huge room with huge beds, I was happy and comfortable.  I planned to only stay 1 night in Branson but that changed to 4 nights.  I'll tell you why in the next installment.

Thanks for following fellow adventurists.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 04:50:50 pm
Entry 5 - Veterans Memorial Museum
Star Date - 23 May 2018
Distance - 10 miles / 6 kilometers




Upon entering my hotel room, the first thing I did was set the thermostat on Igloo, for my polar bear Michigander skin.  That's the lowest setting on the thermostat for the rest of you, or 62 degrees Fahrenheit in this hotel room!!

After unloading luggage and donning some comfortable clothes, it was time to fire up the JetBoil and cook that almost rotten Ribeye.  I cooked a couple of brats first and then seared the Ribeye and like any good caveman, ate the ribeye with my hunting knife.  Oh, it was so so delicious.

My first night, I just relaxed in my room, on the lovely bed, watching tv, and talking with my mommy!!!  I slept like a log the entire night, awaking refreshed and happy. Except my hands were swollen and sunburned, horribly.  The first thing on my list was to book another night, there's no way I could ride.  Then, I sourced some aloe vera gel and a bottle of I can't remember to help swelling.  There was so much to do in Branson, I just had to stay in town for at least another night.  I'd seen the Veterans Memorial Museum on my way to the hotel, so I decided the museum would be my first stop for the day.

Cost of admission was only around $18 with tax.  I ended up spending about 4 hours at the museum.  That's just me, you do not want to attend a museum with me if you're the type who walks through and leaves.  I get my money's worth, lol.  I typically read EVERYTHING!!

This will be a picture intense post.  These artifacts are the ones that stood out to me during my time there.  There were more things that caught my eye, though the pics may not have turned out so well so they will not be provided.  I hope you enjoy going back in history as much as I do.   I'm thankful for the men and women who followed orders, regardless of uniform, and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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As I arrived, I took the above pic, and all of a sudden I heard some rumbling V8's coming down the road, so I turned around and kept the shutter button down as these beauties rumbled past.


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American cars of that era had style.



There's a jet and a Huey helicopter on museum grounds.


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 04:53:23 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 05:00:35 pm
USS Missouri
Class:  Iowa-class battleship
Length:  887 feet
Height:  209 feet from keel to mast
Beam:  108 feet
Weight:  58,000 tons- full load; 45,000 tons- unloaded
Speed:  In excess of 30 knots (35mph)

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History

Iowa-class battleships were designed for speed and firepower.  Four Iowa-class battleships were built during WWII including the USS Missouri, the keel of which was laid on 6 January 1941, at Brooklyn Navy Yard.  Her armament included the main battery of nine 16 inch guns and twenty 5 inch anti-aircraft guns.  There were 5 mounts on each side with two guns in each.  When she was modernized in the 1980's four of the mounts were removed and were replaced by Tomahawk missile launchers, so there are only 12 of them now.

The Missouri was launched on 29 January 1944, and commissioned on 11 June 1944.  She was assigned to the Pacific Third Fleet and steamed into Pearl Harbor on Christmas Eve, 1944.

The USS Missouri was part of the force that carried out bombing raids over Tokyo and provided firepower in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.  During the war's final month, the "Mighty Mo" served as Admiral William "Bull" Halsey's flagship for the Pacific Third Fleet.

The Missouri secured its place in history as the site of Japan's unconditional surrender to the Allied Forces on 2 September 1945, ending WWII.  The ceremony for the signing of the Formal Instrument of Surrender was conducted by Supreme Allied Commander, General Douglas A. MacArthur.

But her story does not end there.  The Mighty Mo's main battery firepower became legend in Korea, with her nine 16 inch guns hurling 1,800 pound shells as heavy as Volkswagens over 23 miles in defense of U.S. land forces.




Interesting Facts

Designing the Missouri took 175 tons of blueprint paper.  The ship was built in three years  and required over 3 million man-days to complete the job.

For comparison's sake, the Missouri is 279 feet longer and 11 feet wider than the USS Arizona.  The Mighty Mo is also 5 feet longer and 18 feet wider than the RMS Titanic.

Just how big is the Missouri?  If you could stand the ship on end, it would be 332 feet taller than the Washington Monument.

The nine 16-inch guns are the Mighty Mo's trademark feature.  Each gun barrel is approximately 67 feet long, weighs an incredible 116 tons, and can fire a 2,700-pound shell 23 miles in 50 seconds - with pinpoint accuracy.

The Missouri was the last U.S. battleship to be launched and the last to be decommissioned.  She was also the most formidable.  In addition to her massive firepower capabilities, she possessed thick steel armor plating that protected the hull (13.5 inches), the gun turrets (17 inches in front; 13 inches on the sides), the citadel (17 inches), and the conning tower sides (17.3 inches).
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 05:15:02 pm
I found this knife interesting as I had not ever seen a knife with integrated brass knuckles.

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Whistle technology hasn't changed much since the WW's.

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Forgive me, I can't recall the backstory on this photo, anyone recognize the location?


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U.S. Air Force Baby Life Raft

During the Cold War the U.S. Air Force would occasionally transport families of Air Force personnel over large bodies of water.  After concerns about what would happen to a baby in the event of a water landing, these rare baby life rafts were installed in the aircraft.  The raft is also equipped with a parachute attachment.

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10th Mountain Division Soldier

Specially trained and equipped for operations in mountainous terrain, the 10th Mountain Division served with great distinction in Italy in WWII.  After the war, veterans of the 10th Mountain did much to popularize skiing as a recreational sport in the U.S., and were some of the original founders of famous ski resorts, especially in Colorado near where the 10th Mountain trained.

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The technology of my JetBoil stove has been around for quite some time!


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 05:18:57 pm
This pic makes me question what mankind is doing to one another.  I can't believe we live in a world where an invention like this is necessary.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 05:23:10 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 05:25:18 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 05:27:03 pm
Yay Finland

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 05:34:33 pm
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German pilots wore the cold weather bear skin winter suits on the Eastern Front during WW2.  Even the warmest clothing was not often protection against the frigid Soviet winter weather.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 05:36:28 pm


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 05:36:45 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 05:41:34 pm
Soviet pilot wearing boots and gauntlets sewn from dog pelts with fur inside and out.

I can't imagine the temps these hardened pilots experienced.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 05:42:35 pm
Captured North Korean soldiers wearing their winter uniforms.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Rufus115 on August 26, 2019, 05:58:34 pm
Thanks BO, some very sobering photos.

As you allude to, how can we build a baby sized gas capsule and not stop and say "this madness must stop!"
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 01, 2019, 08:26:48 pm
Thanks BO, some very sobering photos.

As you allude to, how can we build a baby sized gas capsule and not stop and say "this madness must stop!"


Excellent point, think of the tax monies spent on tools to kill each other spent on helping one another.....
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 01, 2019, 08:29:34 pm
Thanks BO, some very sobering photos.

As you allude to, how can we build a baby sized gas capsule and not stop and say "this madness must stop!"


Excellent point, think of the tax monies spent on tools to kill each other spent on helping one another.....

I have many more pics from the museum, I don’t know whether you dogs want to see them or shall I skip the somewhat depressing pics and get on with the rest of Branson?


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: blackbird on September 03, 2019, 04:14:23 pm
Only now stumbled onto this thread, wow BO! Pack all the photos you want as we are just following with jaws dropped. The scenery says BIG COUNTRY in every one you post. Thanks for taking us on the trip with you. Go big and show all. Enjoy the trip!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Oubones on September 03, 2019, 08:57:40 pm
James, keep on throwing your magic here!
I really enjoy following here and learning about areas and things that I never knew!
Post as much as you want!
Thanks for the effort you put in to share this with us! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Black_Hawk on September 04, 2019, 08:36:17 am
James, keep on throwing your magic here!
I really enjoy following here and learning about areas and things that I never knew!
Post as much as you want!
Thanks for the effort you put in to share this with us! :thumleft:

I agree, keep up the good work  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on September 04, 2019, 08:39:23 am
Gooi Pics....

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 08, 2019, 07:42:28 am
Only now stumbled onto this thread, wow BO! Pack all the photos you want as we are just following with jaws dropped. The scenery says BIG COUNTRY in every one you post. Thanks for taking us on the trip with you. Go big and show all. Enjoy the trip!

James, keep on throwing your magic here!
I really enjoy following here and learning about areas and things that I never knew!
Post as much as you want!
Thanks for the effort you put in to share this with us! :thumleft:

James, keep on throwing your magic here!
I really enjoy following here and learning about areas and things that I never knew!
Post as much as you want!
Thanks for the effort you put in to share this with us! :thumleft:

I agree, keep up the good work  :thumleft:

Gooi Pics....

 :thumleft:

Thanks for the encouragement fellas, I'll try to get the next entry up soon, still learning how to do videos.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 08, 2019, 08:30:59 am
Some more pics from my time at the Veterans Museum in Branson, MO.

Purple Heart

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 08, 2019, 08:33:22 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 08, 2019, 08:35:12 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 08, 2019, 08:36:37 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: 1ougat on September 08, 2019, 11:23:53 am
 :sip: good read  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 09, 2019, 05:01:09 am
Imagine lying in a battlefield hospital, in a foreign country, shrapnel riddled, wound maggot infested, 18-2?. 

Forgive me, I have watched all the war documentaries and Hollywood action films depicting WW1 & WW2, I cannot imagine such conditions.

Much respect for the men and woman, regardless where their ancestry lied, faith, or lack thereof, I simply cannot imagine what it must of been like to see such death and destruction on a monumental scale.

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I am debating whether this legless soldier is smiling or smirking

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 09, 2019, 05:03:57 am


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 09, 2019, 05:16:13 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 09, 2019, 05:24:52 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Oubones on September 09, 2019, 05:33:34 am
The WW1 and WW2 conditions and suffering should be revisited by us to remind us of how cruel and inhumane war is sothat we can treat each other better and rather talk things right than fight each other!
Many can learn from your example as to changing for the better and bringing a positive contribution to the people that you come into contact with! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 09, 2019, 09:13:10 pm

WW1 German Nurses Uniform

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 09, 2019, 09:15:46 pm
Imagine being a farm boy or girl, you had not ever seen a ship so massive in your life, now you are on the vessel knowing most likely you'll die and not ever return to your loved ones.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 09, 2019, 09:16:48 pm
Hard to fault the US government in their decision, though still a sad time in our history.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 09, 2019, 09:17:50 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 09, 2019, 09:21:01 pm
Women played such a vital and important role during the war effort.  If it hadn't been for them busting their asses back home manufacturing everything, I'm not convinced the allies would've have won.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 10, 2019, 07:53:54 pm
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D-Day Normandy, France

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The Battle of Okinawa (Japanese: 沖縄戦 Hepburn: Okinawa-sen) (Okinawan: 沖縄戦, romanized: Uchinaa ikusa), codenamed Operation Iceberg, was a major battle of the Pacific War fought on the island of Okinawa by United States Marine and Army forces against the Imperial Japanese Army.  The initial invasion of Okinawa on April 1, 1945, was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theater of World War II.  The 82-day battle lasted from April 1 until June 22, 1945. After a long campaign of island hopping, the Allies were planning to use Kadena Air Base on the large island of Okinawa as a base for Operation Downfall, the planned invasion of the Japanese home islands, 340 mi (550 km) away.

The United States created the Tenth Army, a cross-branch force consisting of the 7th, 27th, 77th, and 96th infantry divisions of the US Army with the 1st, 2nd, and 6th divisions of the Marine Corps, to fight on the island. The Tenth was unique in that it had its own tactical air force (joint Army-Marine command), and was also supported by combined naval and amphibious forces.

The battle has been referred to as the "typhoon of steel" in English, and tetsu no ame ("rain of steel") or tetsu no bōfū ("violent wind of steel") in Japanese. The nicknames refer to the ferocity of the fighting, the intensity of Japanese kamikaze attacks, and the sheer numbers of Allied ships and armored vehicles that assaulted the island. The battle was one of the bloodiest in the Pacific, with approximately 160,000 casualties on both sides: at least 75,000 Allied and 84,166–117,000 Japanese, including drafted Okinawans wearing Japanese uniforms. 149,425 Okinawans were killed, committed suicide or went missing, a significant proportion of the estimated pre-war 300,000 local population.

In the naval operations surrounding the battle, both sides lost considerable numbers of ships and aircraft, including the Japanese battleship Yamato.  After the battle, Okinawa provided a fleet anchorage, troop staging areas, and airfields in proximity to Japan in preparation for a planned invasion.




Notice this soldiers eyes, I see a man attempting to make sense of everything he has witnessed in Okinawa, Japan.


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Military use of children

On Okinawa, middle school boys were organized into front-line-service Tekketsu Kinnōtai, while Himeyuri students were organized into a nursing unit.

The Imperial Japanese Army mobilized 1,780 middle school boys aged 14–17 years into front-line-service. They were named Tekketsu Kinnōtai (ja:鉄血勤皇隊, "Iron and Blood Imperial Corps"). This mobilization was conducted by an ordinance of the Ministry of the Army, not by law. The ordinances mobilized the students as volunteer soldiers for form's sake; in reality, the military authorities ordered schools to force almost all students to "volunteer" as soldiers; sometimes they counterfeited the necessary documents. About half of the Tekketsu Kinnōtai were killed, including in suicide bomb attacks against tanks, and in guerrilla operations.

After losing the Battle of Okinawa, the Japanese government enacted new laws in preparation for the decisive battles in the main islands. These laws made it possible for boys aged 15 or older and girls aged 17 or older to be drafted into front-line-service.


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 10, 2019, 07:57:42 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 10, 2019, 08:08:18 pm
U.S. Marines rest on a transport ship after the battle of Eniwetok Atoll in 1945

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: dirt rat on September 14, 2019, 08:56:41 am
How fucked up that was - How little we've learnt .
I remember the tv series The World At War as a young boy - scared me shitless.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: dirtyXT on September 17, 2019, 08:48:12 am
 :thumleft: awesome thanks for this! welcome back and keep it coming please!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: eberhard on September 19, 2019, 08:02:55 pm
Long time ago I scratched through the R5 (then +- $0.70) box at an antique store. I got hold of a brass / copper emblem that caught my attention. It was a combination of a star and half moon. Seemed to me like something from the middle east. What did it for me was that it was old. That I could see, and it was handmade (not a mass machined product), which reinforced my estimate as to its age. So why not, for R5 I bought it. As I did not know the background thereto and had no real use for it at that stage, I put it in a drawer. And forgot about it.

About two years ago I watched the movie Ride With The Devil. Halfway through the movie there was a large gathering of irregular soldiers. The head honcho who addressed the gathering had a pin on his hat. That was my badge! As the camera panned over the gathering I noticed that quite a few of the actors had the same badge on their hats / uniforms. I went to a drawer that could possibly be the one I had put it in and I found it again. I compared it to the movie and it was exactly the same.

I started searching the army regalia of that war. Was not easy. Eventually I traced it - it was the badge of the VII Corps, Department of Arkansas. To me it appears original. If a copy, it is well done.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 20, 2019, 03:14:35 am
The WW1 and WW2 conditions and suffering should be revisited by us to remind us of how cruel and inhumane war is sothat we can treat each other better and rather talk things right than fight each other!
Many can learn from your example as to changing for the better and bringing a positive contribution to the people that you come into contact with! :thumleft:

Wise words, Hennie and thank you for your syrupy compliment.

I am becoming a better man little by little everyday, with a few setbacks along my path.

With the help of friends, some from this forum via email correspondence, I began to see some light awhile ago, though dim, it is a light I'm going to reach for.

I'm happy to announce my jump out of bed nightmares, nightmares so horrible, I'm out of my bed in a defensive pos, it feels like my muscles are in a seizure, brain on fricken fire, visions of electrical currents flying everywhere in my brain, my eyeballs move uncontrollably, I do 360 degree spins up down and around, scanning my room for threats, sometimes I reach for chambered metal, this all happens in very little time :'( .............................  have subsided.  :sip:

I'm looking forward to some short trips to enjoy and photograph Michigans amazing autumn colors soon and I've decided since I no longer ride snowmobiles, I may jump in my new toy and go explore somewhere much warmer during Michigans winter months, find myself again.  I've got a fire under my ass, Hennie, it's time to get my ass in gear and start making some plans, put a little more coin in the coffee cans.


Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 20, 2019, 03:26:57 am
How fucked up that was - How little we've learnt .
I remember the tv series The World At War as a young boy - scared me shitless.

sure was, dirt rat.  I've heard some horrific tales in my time from guys who were right in the thick of it. 

A wonderful Belgian man shared tales with me about his surviving the Battle of Okinawa.  The lovely old white haired man would get teary eyed speaking of the death and suffering he witnessed.  Imagine the worse conditions possible, bombs, shrapnel, soldiers trying to crawl without legs and arms, just a torso and head with guts hanging out for the few seconds until they died.  Soldiers with maggot infested wounds laying in tropical conditions for days.

It's a better world because of what the soldiers, regardless of flag sewn to cloth, suffered back then. 
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 20, 2019, 03:27:45 am
:thumleft: awesome thanks for this! welcome back and keep it coming please!

hi dirty, thanks, will do.  Hope you and yours are well.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 20, 2019, 03:29:46 am
Long time ago I scratched through the R5 (then +- $0.70) box at an antique store. I got hold of a brass / copper emblem that caught my attention. It was a combination of a star and half moon. Seemed to me like something from the middle east. What did it for me was that it was old. That I could see, and it was handmade (not a mass machined product), which reinforced my estimate as to its age. So why not, for R5 I bought it. As I did not know the background thereto and had no real use for it at that stage, I put it in a drawer. And forgot about it.

About two years ago I watched the movie Ride With The Devil. Halfway through the movie there was a large gathering of irregular soldiers. The head honcho who addressed the gathering had a pin on his hat. That was my badge! As the camera panned over the gathering I noticed that quite a few of the actors had the same badge on their hats / uniforms. I went to a drawer that could possibly be the one I had put it in and I found it again. I compared it to the movie and it was exactly the same.

I started searching the army regalia of that war. Was not easy. Eventually I traced it - it was the badge of the VII Corps, Department of Arkansas. To me it appears original. If a copy, it is well done.

Very cool man, loved reading that.  I wouldn't have though the emblem was anything US upon first glance.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Oubones on September 20, 2019, 05:56:50 am
Strongs on your journey my friend!
The black dog chases all off us at some stage of our lives, but it can be subdued and overcome!
You show all the signs of a man on a good road!
Giving and doing good to others goes a long way towards helping.
It is also true that " ledigheid is die duiwel se oorkussing" not having something to keep you busy causes the devil to mess with your mind!
I am sure you sharing your experiences and emotions here helps others to improve their lives.
Keep it up and I enjoy your country and its history.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 02:38:47 am
Museum pics cont'd..

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 :'(

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 02:42:55 am
This is called an "In Service Flag", aka "Mothers Flag". 

Families with service members overseas fighting the war would hang the flag on the front porch or front window.

A red star indicates one of mamas boys or girls was killed in action.

This flag represents a family who had lost 2 of their 3 sons or daughters.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 02:44:03 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 02:44:30 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 02:44:43 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 02:44:55 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 03:11:02 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 03:11:44 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 03:13:10 am
Please excuse my feet and flip flops in the images  :)

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 03:13:27 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 03:13:58 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 03:14:22 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 03:14:58 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 03:15:15 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 03:15:30 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 03:15:49 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 03:16:09 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 03:16:24 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 03:16:41 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 03:17:01 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 03:17:17 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 22, 2019, 02:31:45 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 22, 2019, 02:33:35 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 22, 2019, 02:37:52 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 22, 2019, 02:39:18 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 22, 2019, 02:44:27 am


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 24, 2019, 02:21:01 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 24, 2019, 02:22:07 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 24, 2019, 02:22:36 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 24, 2019, 02:23:06 am
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Title: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 24, 2019, 02:23:32 am
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Enola Gay
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 25, 2019, 03:14:39 am
B-29's with Mt Fuji in the background

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 25, 2019, 03:40:22 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 25, 2019, 03:41:03 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 25, 2019, 03:43:55 am
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All of a sudden my pics appear enormous on my screen.  Same for anyone reading this?
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Mr Zog on September 26, 2019, 02:51:25 am
yup, massive
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 26, 2019, 03:48:21 am
yup, massive

I was afraid of that, I'm at a loss why though.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 26, 2019, 04:10:21 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 26, 2019, 04:14:48 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 26, 2019, 04:22:57 am

Scatter bombing is much more inaccurate, though it didn't matter as incendiary bombs were dropped after, devastating Japan.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 26, 2019, 04:24:16 am
Slow full flap flying much more accurate bomb trail  >:D

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Clockwork Orange on September 26, 2019, 12:52:19 pm
I am thoroughly enjoying following this RR
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 26, 2019, 01:44:54 pm
I am thoroughly enjoying following this RR

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 02:30:21 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 02:31:51 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 02:32:42 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 02:43:25 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:13:37 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:14:36 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:15:15 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:15:57 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:20:01 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:20:32 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:21:01 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:21:31 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:22:03 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:22:59 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:23:40 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:23:58 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:24:36 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:25:06 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:25:30 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:25:48 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:27:45 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:28:09 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:28:33 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:28:58 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:29:17 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:29:32 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:29:54 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:30:26 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:31:02 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:31:28 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:31:47 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 03:33:48 am
My favorite pic from the museum, I feel it speaks volumes about humanity in the worst of times.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 01, 2019, 07:13:31 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 01, 2019, 07:13:55 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 01, 2019, 07:14:13 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 01, 2019, 07:14:30 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 08:44:21 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 08:45:56 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 08:59:16 am
Backstory on this captured NAZI flag:

"October 7, 1944 was a bright sunny day" recalled point man Jack Cook.  "We had passed a German outpost and didn't realize it when I saw the glint off the metal of a gun.  A German soldier shot at me and tore my shirt.  I tried to get behind a tree but my leg was sticking out at an angle.  I got shot and the bullet went in, out and in again.

When the shooting died down I felt a jab in my back.  There was a German soldier standing there.  He said, 'Comrade', I said 'Jawohl Comrade'.  I was taken to the German lines where my wounds were treated and later to a hospital where a French doctor removed the bullet from my leg.

I remained in the hospital until February when I was well enough to be transferred to Stalag IV in Muhlberg.  The rations at the hospital were bad but the camp was worse.  One slice of bread, one potato, and one cup of very watery soup.  My weight dropped from 153 to 97 pounds.

I had not had a bath in seven months, so when we could scrounge a candle we would use it to burn the lice out of our clothes.

On April 20 the germans brought in some heavy equipment and began to dig a large trench around the perimeter of the camp.

On the 22nd we were told that Hitler had ordered all prisoners to be shot and that the trenches were to be used as mass graves the next day.

We were locked in that night.  You can only begin to imagine what goes through your mind in a situation like that.  Early the next morning we heard a lot of commotion and figured it was the Germans carrying out their orders, but when our door opened much to our surprise it was a Russian soldier!  We had been liberated only hours before our execution was to take place.

As I was hobbling out of the camp I saw a Nazi flag flying over a nearby building.  I tried to climb up to get it but could not because of my injury.  A Russian soldier saw that I couldn't do it so he ordered a German prisoner to crawl up and get it and presented it to me."

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 04:15:26 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 04:16:48 pm
Nazi propaganda was quite artistic!

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 05:57:50 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:03:39 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:04:25 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:06:55 pm
U.S. soldiers stand in the smoking remains of a barn in Gardelegen where 1,016 prisoners were burned alive by Hitler's SS


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:14:48 pm
Maschinengewehr 34 (MG-34)

This German made belt-fed machine gun is considered the world's first general purpose and the most advanced machine gun in the world at the time of its deployment in 1934.

The weapon commonly used a 50 round drum as seen here on display.  Ammo size is 7.92 x 57mm fired at 800-900 rpm.

The barrel was designed to be changed quickly as the barrels would heat up rapidly at 800-900 rpm.

577,120 were manufactured.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:15:57 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:19:45 pm
German MP40 Submachine Gun

The MP40 was produced from 1940 to 1945 and used by the German Army.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:22:02 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:26:17 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:27:12 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:35:20 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:36:17 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:36:48 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:37:04 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:42:25 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:43:05 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:47:50 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 07:04:04 pm
I have always admired the simplicity of the Japanese flag.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 09:57:20 pm
Ladies and Gentlemen, please don't feel I'm just listing the following photos without a care.  As I type this I am misty eyed.  My hopes are these photos will remind us of well we have it on this planet and just how fabulous life is.

It is estimated that over 12 million people were killed in nazi concentration camps.  They were gassed with various agents, given lethal injections, poisoned with insecticides, shot, hanged, beaten to death with clubs, feet and hands, buried alive, starved, drowned, frozen, and tortured to death in manners to hideous to describe.  It is undoubtedly true that if the nazis had not lost the war the killing machine would have rolled gruesomely on, piling body on body and evil on evil indefinitely.  If the Allies had lost the war, concentration camps would have been established here in America, and eventually to your country as well, just as the nazis were in every country and territory that nazis conquered.

Please think of the estimated 450,000 American soldiers, along with the losses of other Allied soldiers, women, children, of all races and ancestry, who gave the ultimate sacrifice to ensure evil was destroyed.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 03, 2019, 04:13:47 am
You know people in SA sometimes tells me we need a war to sort thing out and it makes me angry because those who call for war have no idea what war is.
I have served in the Angola bush war but did not see much action because of the company in which I served, but gorilla warfare is nothing like the pictures and stories above from the second world war as well as modern time warfare in which I have also served as medic like Iraq and Afghanistan. That is just so much different and one cant ever erase the images and pain especially of woman and children victims of war.

I have also seen some bad shit in the DRC and Sudan, sporadic incidents of an ongoing war between rebels where the innocent as well as US soldiers get in the way. There is nothing as dangerous as a man that has nothing to lose. I have seen some dangerous woman (cold as steel) in warfare as well.

So I will do anything in my power to convince people that war is never a good idea. The same goes for storms....I have sailed on the SA Agulhas where some of the youngsters got exited every-time there is a storm warning. Human in general is sensation seeking species or so it seems  :'(
Not fair to generalise but maybe out of my frame of reference a fair assessment?

Thanks for the thread and one thing is clear looking back into history; we are spoiled and I get angry at myself for being in a good ....no great position and then I still get depressed and wtf?!!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 05:58:16 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 06:05:12 am
Some guys have all the luck, like an invisible angel protecting them through everything.  The story of Avery Lett reminds me of this type.  In 1939, Avery Lett enrolled in the Civilian Pilots Training Program through the local airfield and college.  Two years later, Avery was an instructor pilot.  Following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and America's entry in WW Deuce, Avery volunteered and became a naval aviator. 

Over the next 40 months, Avery Lett sailed and flew in harm's way in many of the campaigns in the Pacific Theater until the fall of Japan and the end of WW2.  With the outbreak of war in Korea in 1950, Lt. Lett was again called to service, flying from the decks of the fabled carrier USS Princeton.  In his career, Avery Lett flew most every plane in the Navy's inventory, starting in prop-driven planes and ending in jets.  To this day, Avery calls his time in the service "an honor and a privilege."

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 06:12:17 am
Frank Hoppe served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the U.S.S. Frontier.  Frank went on to become a 28 time All-American trap shooter, winning 45 Grand American titles, including the World Clay Target Championship in 2002.  He was on the Nebraska All-State Team over 30 times.  He won over 314 state titles across the nation.  Hoppe shot over 650,000 targets in his career, and one time broke 1,000 regular targets without a miss.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 06:43:41 am
Captured North Korean soldiers. 

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Noneking on October 03, 2019, 06:50:31 am
Caught up with reading this fabulous RR
Keep it up!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 06:51:40 am
On to Vietnam

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 06:53:38 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 06:53:55 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 06:54:17 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 06:54:40 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 06:54:57 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 06:55:20 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 06:55:37 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 06:56:01 am
 :'(

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 06:56:23 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: trevo on October 03, 2019, 07:23:48 am
Thank you enjoying this RR
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 07:29:10 am
Uniforms of Neil S. Bynum

Neil Bynum was born June 29, 1943 in Vain, Oklahoma.  In 1961 he graduated from Vian High School, where he distinguished himself in track, football, and academics.  After graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1966 with a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering, 2nd L.t., R.O.T.C.), Neil married his hometown sweetheart, Pat Ford, and joined the U.S. Air Force.  In 1968, Neil graduated with honors from pilot's training at Vance Air Force Base, in Enid, Oklahoma.  After training to fly the F-4 Phantom at McDill AFB in Tampa, Florida, Neil joined the Methodist Church and was posted to the 497th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Ubon AFB in Ubon, Thailand in 1969.

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From Ubon, Thailand, Neil flew many extremely hazardous missions, including night combat missions and was a member of the Night Owls, a unit specializing in night operations.  Neil was also a member of the Ravens and the Wolf FAC (Forward Air Control), unofficial and secret units tasked with covert operations.  After flying the required number of missions in 6 months, Neil returned home for routine rest and relaxation.

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After returning from leave, back in Ubon, Thailand, Neil resumed flying combat operations.  After postponing more rest and relaxation due to a shortage of pilots, Neil Bynum and his commander, Gray D. Warren, were lost over Laos while flying a Forward Air Control mission on October, 1969.  Subsequent attempts at search and rescue in a very hostile area failed to locate Neil or Captain Warren, and they were officially listed as M.I.A.

To this day, Neil Bynum's fate remains undetermined, and doubt and uncertainty about his fate have been a terrible burden to his family and friends.  He is missed terribly and is justly remembered as a hero. His duty and sacrifice in the service of his country will not be forgotten.

Neil is survived by father, Tullie R. Bynum (1918-1982), and his mother, Mayme O. Bynum, his sister Dee Ann Parks, his sister Susan Erb, his brother Bob Bynum, his wife Pat and his daughter Angel Alese, who was born on Christmas Day, 1968.

Forward Air Control missions are among the most dangerous of all flight operations.  The job of FAC is to be shot at; being shot at is the best way to locate and destroy enemy air defenses.

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Captain Bynum and his aircraft commander, Gray D. Warren requested and were granted clearance to strike the target.  after making two passes to acquire the target, their aircraft was observed to roll in on a low-angle pass, deliver ordinance and impact the ground about 100 meters beyond the target in a large fireball.  Their aircraft was totally destroyed on impact; the explosion scattered pieces of the aircraft for 300 meters.  An organized search was initiated and terminated due to negative results.

Two witnesses closely observed the crash of the aircraft and both stated they did not observe an ejection.  It is the belief of both witnesses that neither officer could have survived the crash.

The extremely unfavorable circumstances leading to your son's missing in action status would have conclusively established his death under normal conditions.  However, since the enemy consistently refused to submit complete and authentic information about our personnel who were deceased or in their custody, there was no way to positively determine Captain Bynum's fate.

Consideration of all the facts and circumstances presented in this case leads to the regrettable conclusion that Captain Bynum perished at the time of the incident.


-Letter to Neil Bynum's parents from Major General Walter D. Druen, Jr., USAF, explaining why Neil was listed as MIA and announcing a final determination that Captain Bynum was killed in action.  This section was initiated by Neil's family in 1976 to permit Pat Bynum to remarry.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 07:33:23 am
M60 Machine Gun

The M60 was carried by troops in Vietnam and remained in service until the late 1990s.  Its empty weight of 23 pounds could be quite challenging for troops fighting in the humid jungles of Vietnam.  Some troops referred to the M60 as "The Pig".

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The M60 was mtg'd by Browning and had a 600 rpm rate of fire.  The M60 was carried into the field and could use up a considerable amount of bullets in a fire fight.  It was not unusual to see many others in a platoon draped in extra belts of 7.62 mm ammo. 
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 07:46:16 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 07:46:34 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 07:46:48 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 07:47:03 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 07:47:17 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 07:47:34 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 07:47:50 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 07:48:04 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 07:54:09 am
Model DPM Machine Gun

This Russian made weapon was used by the Viet Cong.  It could fire 500 rpm and had a weight of 27 pounds.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 08:09:37 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 08:09:53 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 08:10:09 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 08:10:24 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 08:10:42 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 08:12:59 am
French MAS Rifles were captured by the Viet Cong or left behind by the withdrawing French Soldiers.  Many of these rifles were used against U.S. Troops during the Vietnam War.  This rifle has five bullet holes in its stock.  The close pattern indicates it was from machine fun fire.  The man holding this rifle most likely did not survive.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 08:13:10 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 02:15:14 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 02:23:03 am
DEATH CARDS

Ordinary Aces of Spades?  No! 

"The Viet Cong were really superstitious.  If you put an Ace of Spades on a dead body they believed if they touched that body they would die.  So we used them, and it worked.  Our company had a chaplain, this guy named Father Hagen, and he was about the only guy that seemed to really care about us.  We got in a firefight one day, and he wanted to come out to where we were at in the firefight. 

The chopper pilot was not going to take him but Father Hagen outranked the pilot so he made the pilot fly him out to where we were.  Of course he's wearing his red and white robes and he's got white hair, and comes out of that chopper running and we all start shooting because everybody in that company was going to protect that Chaplain.  As soon as he got out of that chopper and started running, the firefight was over.  The VC left as soon as they saw him.  Nobody got hit that day, not one guy got wounded, so yes, they were very superstitious."


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 02:26:22 am
Bicycle used on the Ho Chi Minh Trail to transport up to 500 pounds of arms and equipment to communist forces in South Vietnam.  The bamboo branch attached to the bike serves as a push post, frame reinforcement and kickstand.


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 02:27:44 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 02:28:10 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 02:28:39 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 02:29:11 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 02:51:20 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 02:52:02 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 02:53:09 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 02:53:47 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 02:54:14 am
VC Scarf

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 02:54:30 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 02:56:20 am
VC soldier explains how he shot down an F-4 with his AK!

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 02:56:51 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:04:38 am
The names and rank of every soldier who lost his or her life in Vietnam.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:05:50 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:07:04 am
Desert Storm

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:25:22 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:25:40 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:26:01 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:26:14 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:26:30 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:27:20 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:27:44 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:28:09 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:28:29 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:29:09 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:29:41 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:29:54 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:30:11 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:57:46 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:57:59 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:58:14 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:58:32 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:59:31 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 03:59:46 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 04:00:11 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 04:00:32 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 04:00:45 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 04:34:40 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 04:34:55 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 04:35:18 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 04:35:36 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 04:35:47 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 04:36:06 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 04:36:30 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 04:36:49 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 04:37:05 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 05:26:27 am
After spending hours at the museum, I was hungry, so I went back to my hotel for a quick refresh and walked to a seafood restaurant across the parking lot.

After I was seated by the hostess, my waitress damn near passed out when she saw my hands.  I had aloe vera gel on them, my hands were swollen twice their size.  It was so disgusting, everyone was looking in disbelief. 

The next morning, my hands had gone down some but I was in no shape to ride, so I booked another night at the hotel and then went out to explore.

I purchased a discount admission ticket to the Titanic museum, on GroupOn, saving me approximately $15 versus the ticket price at the museum.  Unfortunately, and much to everyones surprise, no photography allowed inside, so this is all I could get for yous.  if you're ever in Branson, Missouri, I highly suggest the museum. 

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2019, 05:32:01 am
I've inquired for help on why my pics are all of a sudden enormous.

I have to pause until I find a fix, I can't stand huge pics.

I may have to transfer all pics to my iPhone and then list pics on Tapatalk, then come back and write the post, so please bear with me as I try to find a solution.

Thanks for your patience!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Mr Zog on October 05, 2019, 02:38:37 am
I've inquired for help on why my pics are all of a sudden enormous.

I have to pause until I find a fix, I can't stand huge pics.

I may have to transfer all pics to my iPhone and then list pics on Tapatalk, then come back and write the post, so please bear with me as I try to find a solution.

Thanks for your patience!

I email all my pics to myself (I take pics on my phone) then I save them in a folder. Then I use pixresizer app to make them smaller. Then I post them. Bit of a hassle, but that's how I know how  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 05, 2019, 02:58:41 am
It is all about the aspect ratio and not pixel size if that makes sense.
If you make them for example 1200 x 800 or 800 by 600 it will be all good.
Not sure if you are using windows, because there are many programs like fast stone where you can import and rewrite all at once.
On Mackbook unfortunately one at a time
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 06:01:42 am
After enjoying the Titanic museum, I rode around Branson a little looking at a few tourist traps, which isn't my cup o' tea.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 06:02:25 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 06:03:28 am
Ford Explorer from the original Jurassic Park movie.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 06:06:31 am
I looked for Daphne, but she wasn't around.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 06:08:10 am
General Lee from Dukes of Hazard, one of my favorite childhood tv series.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 06:09:27 am
I then went and tracked some dinosaurs to this mini golf course.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 06:12:41 am
This Velociraptor was eyeballin' me, I told him he didn't wanna a war with Tony Montana.  He backed down.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 06:14:07 am
Wish my pics were larger, Wilddog forum administrators, I can't see them.

Another Dino that just stood there frozen when Big Oil walked by.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 06:15:47 am
this Dino was thirsty.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 06:48:49 am
After the stroll through Dino land, I walked back to my hotel, knowing with my hands as swollen and as painful as they were, there was not a chance I was going to ride the next day, so I had my concierge book another night and arrange for me to see the Million Dollar Quartet.  My concierge booked a ticket and arranged a taxi for me while I went up to my room and sawed some logs.

I awoke, showered, dressed in some decent attire, and went down to the lobby to await my taxi.  She was running a little late, but fun girl, an immigrant from Mexico via California, trying to make her way in my country.  We had a spirited drive to the concert hall, it was a lot of fun, I arranged for her to be the same driver that picked me up post concert after I had a chance to meet n greet with the actors.

Here's a few of he actors from the MDQ, a musical based on a jam session at Sun Records, Memphis, Tennessee back in the 40's or 50's, I cannot remember exactly which decade at this late hour - Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and not pictured, the actor portraying Jerry Lee Lewis.  I lost all the video footage and pics from the show, this is all that was left.  The 85 pound soak n wet beautiful woman in pink attire was Elvis's girlfriend in the musical.  The man in the suit is portraying the owner of Sun Records.

What amazed me about the musical is just how perfect the actors portray their respective star, especially the man impersonating Johnny Cash and Elvis, wow, the show knocked my socks off.  I was seated next to an elderly couple, we laughed and laughed together, it was very nice, turns out they were from an area of Kansas where an ex girlfriend of mine is a schoolteacher.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 07:29:24 am
Blog 6 - Small World
Star Date - 26 May 2018
Distance - 322 miles / 526 kilometers


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I awoke in my Branson hotel, raring to go and get on the road. I quickly was in Arkansas, riding the beautiful Ozark Mountains, on my way to Mena, Arkansas to ride the famous Talimena Scenic Byway. Beautiful stretch of road, the first overlook I stopped at, there must have been 300 Harleys on some organized ride. They had a support truck and all. I felt like all eyes were on me riding to the overlook on an import bike.

Unfortunately, all pics of the Talimena were lost during a data transfer from my iPad Pro to MacBook Pro. Luckily, I have some video footage I will be adding to this post at a later date.

But here's the interesting part of this thread. Talk about small world, what happened on this day still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand to attention. After I was done riding the Talimena, I started wondering where I'd stay for the night. I looked at my map and decided Broken Bow or Hochatown sounded like a good destination.

So, for the next couple of hours, I'm making my way south through Oklahoma. It was steamy hot, way too hot for a polar bear skinned Michagander. I was riding along when I spotted some trucks parked on an area next to a river. The only thing that crossed my mind was cool water. I stopped, and submerged myself in the water, then got back on my bike and rode away. Funny how great that dip in the water feels when you're riding through the hot air soaked. It was invigorating. Anything to cool off.

About 45 minutes down the road, I arrived in Hochatown, Oklahoma. I passed a few breweries thirsty for a cold cold beer. That's when I saw Hochatown Saloon to my left. I pulled in the parking lot, there was a black Hummer parked that looked like my best friends Hummer from Louisiana. I thought there's no way it's his, he lives 4 or 5 hours from here near West Monroe, Louisiana. About that time, my best friend walks around the back of the Hummer. I nearly dropped my bike in disbelief. It'd been about a year since I'd visited him in Louisiana. I quickly yelled, Bill. He looked up, I had my helmet on and he didn't recognize the bike, as I rode another bike down when I visited him and his family last. I yelled Bill, WTF are you doing here. Then he recognized my voice. We couldn't believe it. Talk about a small world. I'm 1,300 miles along in my trip, he's 4+ hours from home, and we run into one another at the Hochatown Saloon.

It was a Godsend. The reason being, it was Memorial Day weekend and places to stay even in campgrounds were hard to come by. I asked Bill WTF he was doing in Hochatown, he replied he was in town for his family reunion, they'd rented 15 homes in the area for all the family, and he insisted I stay at his rented house and party with them the rest of the weekend. Talk about shit house luck.

I was fed amazing catered BBQ and Mexican food all weekend and all I could drink. Most of the family are from Arkansas and Louisiana and they party like rock stars. I can't keep up with these people, but I did my best to try. What a great weekend, one I won't ever forget. I've heard I'll be invited to the next reunion in 5 years, wherever it may be, I'll be looking forward to it.

Here's Bill from when I visited him back in 2017 in Louisiana.



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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Fargo on October 12, 2019, 08:02:11 am
Cool ride,pics and story, keep em coming.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 12:13:36 am
Cool ride,pics and story, keep em coming.

Thanks! @Fargo  Curious about your handle, have you been to Fargo, ND, fan of the incredible film FARGO, or some other reason that’s none of my damn business?!?!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 02:42:06 pm
Blog 7 - Everythings Bigger n Texas
Star Date - 28 May 2018 to Present
Distance - 202 miles / 325 kilometers


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Monday, 28 May 2018, I left Bill and his family in Hochatown, Oklahoma, destination Arlington, Texas for a multi-week stay.  I love the DFW area.  It is so much different than what I'm used to, it is a challenge to the norm.  I'm from middle of nowhere, Michigan, where farm land, lakes, and streams are everywhere.  Where I'm from, traffic jams simply do NOT occur!!  It's like going from quiet and peaceful to the hustle and bustle and for me, it's something I enjoy, though temporary.  I'm not sure I could ever live in such an area as DFW.  Lots of interesting things to do and see and you could eat at a different restaurant every night for years and never eat at the same place twice.




When in the DFW area, I stay with my best Texas friend, Brian.  When I arrived, I noticed he'd gotten a brand new Jeep Wrangler.  Not just any Wrangler, he bought the Rubicon edition, equipped with robust Dana 44 front and rear differentials with lockers front and rear, and electronically controlled front sway bar disconnect.  I bet the thing could climb like a mountain goat.  One of the few TRUE 4x4's one can buy today.  Most 4x4 trucks are really only 2 wheel drive vehicles with one powered front, one rear, but his Rubicon Jeep has power going to all 4 wheels when both lockers are switched on.  It's too new to go off-road in, but maybe someday he'll use it as was intended.


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Brian is proud to be born in Texas!

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 02:58:38 pm
First night in DFW, I had him drive me past Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Ranger baseball team.  Beautiful stadium.  Surprisingly, another brand new stadium is being built for the Rangers right next to Globe Life Park.  Why, I have no idea as the stadium they play in now isn't very old.  It's not like they have a great winning record.  Apparently, there's a backstory involving a little gubment corruption!

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 04:40:09 pm
Then, I had Brian drive past AT&T Stadium, Jerry Jones' house, home of the Dallas Cowboys.  Impressive stadium, architecture is pretty darn cool.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 04:45:51 pm
Arlington water tower, across the street from AT&T stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: cocky on October 13, 2019, 05:24:40 pm
Then, I had Brian drive past AT&T Stadium, Jerry Jones' house, home of the Dallas Cowboys.  Impressive stadium, architecture is pretty darn cool.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas/DFW%202/DSC01572.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas/DFW%202/DSC01572.jpg.html)

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Very impressive and super engineering there!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 05:27:58 pm
From Cowboy's stadium, it was time for dinner.  I chose Flying Fish, home of what I feel is the best catfish in the DFW area, all in a very unique atmosphere.  If you like seafood, do yo self a solid and dine at Flying Fish.  Friendly immigrants who strive to ensure everyone is satisfied.

I'm in love with Flying Fish, I dine there numerous times when visiting DFW.


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 05:46:09 pm
More pics of Flying Fish

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 05:46:35 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 05:47:11 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 05:47:28 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 05:48:02 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 05:48:17 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 05:48:34 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 05:48:50 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 05:49:06 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 05:55:38 pm
The next evening, Brian was working late, his daughter stopped by to say hello and take a dip in the pool.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 12:46:04 pm
 The first few days, I just relaxed and rested, getting used to the heat, Brian's pool was like bath water.  The next time we went out to dinner, he decided we'd go to Pappas BBQ in Dallas.  Over the years, I've tried numerous BBQ joints in the DFW area, I rate Pappas in the top 3 in my book.  Generous portions, though it can be inconsistent.  One time you can eat there and order beef and pork ribs and the meat will fall or peel easily off the bone.  Next time, tough as hell.  I suggest you order their 3 meat combo or the rib combo.  The place has a lot of character.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 12:51:56 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 12:52:13 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 12:52:29 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 12:52:42 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 12:52:56 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 01:00:12 pm
Lots of seating for large and in charge Texas citizens!

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 01:01:01 pm
Texas Longhorn

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 01:02:03 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 01:08:42 pm
My din din, I ordered the 3 Meat Combo.  One can choose from several choices of fresh or cured meat, veggies, you name it, they have it and it all tastes homemade.

My choices - A giant beef rib, brisket, ham, and sausage, my sides, Cole slaw and candied yams.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 01:14:00 pm
Brian, my good friend from Texas, ordered the Rib Combo, which consisted of giant beef ribs, baby back pork ribs, and traditional pork ribs. 

His sides, creamed corn and collared greens.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 01:14:23 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: woody1 on October 14, 2019, 01:16:26 pm
Looks nice, but how do they keep all the meat tasty if there are not many people to finish a batch that comes out of the ovens ?
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 01:35:46 pm
Next night, we went to J. Gilligans Pub for their world famous Irish Nachos.  Their Irish Nachos are so delicious, they've been featured on the Travel Channel.  Delicious and only around $8 if you don't add chicken or beef.  Cottage fries, doused with cheddar, jalapeños, onion, tomato, and bacon bits.  Umm, umm, umm, so so good.  Unfortunately, I lost the pic of what the plate looks like.  Here's a few pics of the place...

Note a very welcoming entrance.....

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 01:43:15 pm
Looks nice, but how do they keep all the meat tasty if there are not many people to finish a batch that comes out of the ovens ?

Lots of salt   :dontknow:

Kidding!!

We dined there May 29 between 8 and 9 pm, most dine between 5 and 7pm.

It was the day after Memorial Day, a national holiday, everyone is recuperating, not going out to eat.

So, they don't smoke much meat on those days.

Otherwise they have techniques they use to keep the meet moist and juicy on the inside, regardless of whether it's leftover.

Large veterinary syringes!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 01:45:53 pm
A small patio for outdoor seating.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 01:46:46 pm
Inside..

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 01:47:00 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 01:48:35 pm
 :headbang: The stage dude  :headbang:

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 01:49:03 pm
Billiards

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: woody1 on October 14, 2019, 01:57:13 pm
Thanks BO.

And how much $ for a plate with sides like you had of the BBQ
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 02:06:22 pm
The next evening, Brian, my good buddy from Texas and I, drove to downtown Texas, where his daughter, Alexis and son, Drew, share an apartment.   They took me to Tutta's in downtown Dallas for pizza, salad, and wings.  Everything was delicious, though in all honesty, way way overpriced, but apparently that's typical when one dines in downtown Dallas.  I'm just not used to the high prices down here.  Big difference in cost of living in the DFW area versus where I live.  A few pics of downtown Dallas, Texas and Tutta's.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 02:17:00 pm
Thanks BO.

And how much $ for a plate with sides like you had of the BBQ

You're welcome, hope you're well, Woody  :thumleft:

It was approximately $15 usd for mine, $18 for Brian's rib combo.

https://pappasbbq.com/home/
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 02:18:33 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 02:19:03 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 02:19:15 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 02:19:26 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 02:20:08 pm
Alexis, her brother, Drew, and father, Brian.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 02:20:26 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 02:20:44 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 02:21:10 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 02:21:21 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 12:40:28 am
Entry 8 - Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Star Date - 3 June 2018
Distance - 62 miles / 100 kilometers


While in the Dallas area, I was encouraged to visit the Ross Perot Museum of Nature and Science. I was told by many it's the finest museum in the DFW area. It did not disappoint. After parking about 1/2 mile away, I started walking towards the museum when I spotted the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Stars NHL hockey team and Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball team.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:16:32 am
The architecture of the Perot Museum is fascinating to me. 

It's difficult to see from my pics, the building is a floating design, incredible feat of engineering.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas/DSC02228.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas/DSC02228.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:19:49 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:28:09 am
The following images may depict something you do not agree with based on evolution and or religious reasons. 

Please note I'm posting because it was part of my trip, one of the highlights of my trip actually and I cannot wait to return.

I'm hoping our future generations viewing this RR can gain knowledge from my pics.  Thank you.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:29:09 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:29:32 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:31:13 am
Massive respect for this man, Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:31:41 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:31:57 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:32:15 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:32:29 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:34:24 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:34:35 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:35:03 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:35:25 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:41:22 am
Whoopsy daisy, rewind back to space.....

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:42:21 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:42:43 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:43:07 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:44:40 am
Back to boners

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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:52:02 am
Whoops, rewind back to space academy

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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:53:38 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:53:55 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:54:10 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:54:25 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 01:56:43 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 02:12:40 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 02:12:59 am
A Monitor Lizard in the foreground.

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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 02:26:26 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 02:27:15 am
Giant Turtle

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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 02:27:38 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 02:28:27 am
Columbia Mammoth

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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 02:28:43 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 02:32:33 am
Largest rodent ever on the North American continent - Giant Beaver, up to 3 meters long, 125 kilograms, with 20 centimeter incisors.

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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 02:35:39 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 02:36:59 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 02:44:33 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:03:17 am
Close your eyes, imagine you're a hunter searching for food in what is today, Southwest Texas.

You round a tree, you see an Aussie hunter searching for sheep.  :pot:

You stare at the Aussie in a confused state, with a stank eye.  :patch:

All of a sudden, both of you stare at one another after hearing an enormous sound,

then a rancid wind blows passed, you're about to wretch, the Aussie seems to enjoy the aroma.

Unbeknownst to both hunters, an Alamosaurus was grazing nearby, its bowels turning,

they'd just been sharted (shit-farted) on, covered in Alamosaurus dung.

The ZA hunter runs for the nearest pool of water to wash off.

The Aussie hunter wipes a clump of shart off his face and smells it, then takes a taste  :patch: :pot: :ricky:

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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:12:01 am
Tyrannosaurus

tie-RAN-oh-sore-us

'tyrant lizard'

Type of dinosaur:
large theropod
Length:
12.0m
Weight:
7000kg
Diet:
carnivorous carnivorous food icon
Teeth:
60 saw-edged, bone-crushing, pointed teeth
Food:
other animals
How it moved:
on 2 legs
When it lived:
Late Cretaceous, 68-66 million years ago
Found in:
USA

The ultimate carnivore
Tyrannosaurus lives up to its reputation as one of the most fearsome animals of all time. Its powerful jaws had 60 teeth, each one up to 20cm (8 inches) long and its bite was around 3 times as powerful than that of a lion.

Bite marks found on Triceratops and Edmontosaurus fossil bones show that Tyrannosaurus could crunch through bone. Analysis of fossilised Tyrannosaurus dung show that it contained the bones of its prey.

Hunter or scavenger?
The Tyrannosaurus skull was over 1.5m (5 feet) long and the cavity that housed the part of the brain responsible for smell was relatively large.

Tyrannosaurus would have used its good sense of smell to hunt live prey and locate dead bodies to scavenge. It would have been able to scare off any other scavengers, so it didn't have to share.

Lone or pack hunter?
Some Tyrannosaurus fossils show bite marks from other tyrannosaurs, so it's clear that they fought each other, whether over food or mates.

We know that close relatives of Tyrannosaurus sometimes lived together because there are fossils of groups who were buried together, but we don't know for sure if they hunted alone, or in packs like lions and wolves do today. So far, no groups of Tyrannosaurus skeletons have been found.


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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:12:45 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:13:05 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:14:10 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:20:19 am
Can you imagine being stomped by Tyrannosaurus talons

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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:31:22 am
Description from Tech Times:

Many scientists spent years traveling and digging to find remains of prehistoric animals but members of a family in Texas were not even looking for fossils nor making scientific excavations when they chanced upon a nearly intact remains of a prehistoric creature.

The Mcewen family was digging in a gravel pit on their ranch in Ellis County when they discovered the remains of a mammoth, which scientists said were preserved in a nearly perfect state.

Ron Tykosky, from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas, said that the remains were that of a Columbian mammoth, which is bigger and likely less hairy compared with the more popular Woolly mammoth that people know of.

The prehistoric beast, which has been named "Ellie May" because it was discovered in Ellis County in May, was initially discovered when the McEwens were digging in a gravel pit and the digger came to a sudden stop when it ran into what turned out to be the animal's giant tusks. The family has decided to donate the skeleton, which experts believe to be between 20,000 to 60,000 years old, to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

Excavating remains of mammoth is not new in the area but it is rare to find a specimen as well preserved as the one found by the McEwen family in their farm. The skeleton, which lies on the bed of sand where it has died thousands of years ago, is 85 percent complete. 

"Usually the bones are scattered and you get the remains of maybe 30 or 40 percent of the animal," said Navarro College professor Tom Vance, who oversaw the excavation. "But anyone can look at this and know it's a mammoth. It looks exactly like what it is."

The skeleton appears to belong to a female Columbian mammoth that lived in the area in the Late Pleistocene Epoch. Ellie May measures between 8 to 9 feet at the shoulders and is about the size of the present-day female Asian elephant.

Tykoski is on a race against time to bring the skeleton to the museum's research lab as the excavated bones are now exposed to elements such as water that can potentially cause unwanted damage to the specimen. He will spend at least one year doing research on the animal's remains to find clues on the mammoth's age, diet and what may have caused its death.




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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:31:50 am
Description from museum display:

Affectionately named "Ellie May", this discovery was quite an undertaking. Her unearthing, preservation, mounting in Colorado and finally, return home to Dallas was not only a story of success through the investment of our community, but also a labor of love by hard working museum team. Ellie May went from being in the ground to on display in a record-breaking 18 months.

After studying the shape of its hipbones, scientists determined Ellie May was female. Ellie May lived during the Late Pleistocene Epoch and is estimated to be somewhere between 35,000 and 40,000 years old.

The relatively small size of the skeleton, the pattern of tooth replacement, and open sutures in several bones indicates Ellie May was most likely an adolescent when she died.

Her death may always be a mystery. However, during the cleaning and restoration process in the Perot Museum fossil lab, one small bone was found that looked like she suffered from a serious infection. Perhaps that's a clue to her death.


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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:52:44 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:53:33 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:53:54 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:54:20 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:54:55 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:55:28 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:55:49 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:56:08 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 04:08:42 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 04:09:13 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 04:09:35 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 04:09:46 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 04:10:32 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 04:10:52 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 04:11:12 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 04:11:31 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:07:36 am
Then it was down to the second floor, to see a bunch of pretty rocks!

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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:09:28 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:09:57 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:12:28 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:12:57 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:13:42 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:13:57 am
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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:14:15 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:14:29 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:14:40 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:16:53 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:17:12 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:17:25 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:17:37 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:18:00 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:18:25 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:23:14 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:23:59 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:24:20 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:24:37 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:31:24 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:31:43 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:32:01 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:32:26 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:32:42 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:33:04 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:33:25 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:33:47 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:34:03 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:34:18 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Clockwork Orange on October 15, 2019, 08:30:13 am
Thanks BO, enjoying seeing your part of the world
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: roxenz on October 15, 2019, 09:14:56 am
Yay! Some porn for the Geologists! 😁
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:33:09 pm
Thanks BO, enjoying seeing your part of the world

My pleasure, Sir.

A token of my appreciation for the fabulous reports I have enjoyed reading here.

I just wish creating these reports wasn’t so time consuming!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 03:34:25 pm
Yay! Some porn for the Geologists! 😁

   :imaposer:

Yes, almost as much fun as midget porn.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:29:19 am


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:33:47 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:34:07 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:34:36 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:34:57 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:35:16 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:35:32 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:35:50 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:36:04 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:36:23 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:36:38 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:37:07 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:37:27 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:37:50 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:38:04 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:38:21 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:38:36 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:38:51 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:39:08 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:39:24 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:39:43 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 02:39:58 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 03:07:02 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 03:39:04 am
Heel CrudeOilSpill

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 03:39:25 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 03:39:39 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 03:40:44 am
I'd had a few drinks by this point and may or may not have had a conversation with this blowfish.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 03:41:34 am
u say loco taco blowfish

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 03:41:50 am
don't be crowdin or ballin' me blowfish

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 03:43:46 am
Evolution, or so they say...

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 08:41:11 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 08:42:57 pm
Lucy, the being found in Ethiopia, iirc, in 1974, is Australopithecus afarensis.


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 08:43:23 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 08:43:56 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 08:46:59 pm
If you'll recall from an earlier post, I was quite boozed up and high on Kush when I met this amazing looking Homo Sapient.

I went up to her and said in my best Detroit accent, hey hows u doing honey.....

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 01:28:59 am
She just stood there silent, giving me this blank stair..............okay, you're not interested, whatever...

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 01:34:46 am
Catalog no.   AL 288-1

Common name - Lucy

Species - Australopithecus afarensis

Age - 3.2 million years

Place discovered -   Afar Depression, Ethiopia

Date discovered - November 24, 1974

Discovered by   - Donald Johanson - Maurice Taieb - Yves Coppens - Tom Gray


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 01:35:16 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 01:38:20 am
Michael S. Brown
Biographical

Michael S. Brown was born on April 13, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York, the eldest child of Harvey Brown, a textile salesman, and Evelyn Brown, a housewife. His sister Susan was born three years later. When Brown was 11 years old the family moved to Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, where Brown attended Cheltenham High School. An amateur radio operating license obtained at age 13 led to a life-long fascination with science. A serious interest in journalism also developed early. These two passions, science and writing, have remained paramount ever since.

Brown graduated in 1962 from the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, with chemistry as his major subject. He spent most of his time at the headquarters of the student newspaper, the Daily Pennsylvanian, where he served as features editor and briefly as editor-in-chief. In 1966 Brown received his M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In 1964 he married Alice Lapin, a companion from childhood. The next two years were spent as intern and resident in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Here Brown met Joseph L. Goldstein, a fellow intern, and the two established the friendship and mutual respect that led to their long-term scientific collaboration.

The years 1968-1971 were spent at the National Institutes of Health where Brown served initially as Clinical Associate in gastroenterology and hereditary disease. He then joined the Laboratory of Biochemistry, headed by Earl R. Stadtman, a pioneer in the disclosure of the mechanisms by which enzymes are regulated. Here Brown learned the techniques of enzymology and the fundamental principles of metabolic regulation. Brown made an important contribution to the Stadtman effort when he and a colleague discovered that a regulatory enzyme in the glutamine synthetic pathway was controlled by covalent attachment of a nucleotide, uridine.

In 1971 Brown joined the division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. His selection of Dallas was strongly motivated by his friendship with Goldstein, who had graduated from the Southwestern Medical School. In Dallas, Brown came under the influence of Donald W. Seldin, Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, an inspirational figure whose passion for medical science shaped the lives of a generation of Texas students.

Soon after his arrival in Dallas, Brown succeeded in solubilizing and partially purifying 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase, a previously enigmatic enzyme that catalyzes the rate-controlling enzyme in cholesterol biosynthesis. He and Goldstein had developed the hypothesis that abnormalities in the regulation of this enzyme were the cause of familial hypercholesterolemia, a genetic disease in which excess cholesterol accumulates in blood and tissues. The formal scientific collaboration with Goldstein began one year later, in 1972, just after Goldstein returned to Dallas from a postdoctoral fellowship in Seattle. The two young physicians initially maintained separate laboratories, but by 1974 the laboratories had been formally joined.

Throughout the decade of the 1970’s, when their scientific work was most intensive, Brown and Goldstein continued to function as academic physicians, each performing clinical attending rounds on the general medicine wards of Parkland Memorial Hospital for six to twelve weeks per year. They also conducted frequent teaching rounds in medical genetics. Their research efforts were aided by a number of talented senior collaborators and junior associates, as well as by frequent interchange with interested members of the Department of Internal Medicine.

In 1974, Brown was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He became a Professor in 1976. In 1977 he was appointed Paul J. Thomas Professor of Medicine and Genetics, and Director of the Center for Genetic Disease at the same institution. In 1985, Brown was appointed Regental Professor of the University of Texas.

Brown was elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences of the United States in 1980. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the American Society of Biological Chemists, and the American Society for Cell Biology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Brown received several student awards at the University of Pennsylvania, including a Proctor and Gamble Scholarship (1958-1962), the David L. Drabkin Prize in Biochemistry (1962), and the Frederick L. Packard Prize in Internal Medicine (1966). He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. From 1974 to 1977 he was an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association. He has served on several review boards including the Molecular Cytology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (1974-77) and the editorial boards of the Journal of Lipid Research, the Journal of Cell Biology, Arteriosclerosis and Science. He has been a member of the Board of Scientific Advisors of the Jane Coffin Childs Fund since 1980.

Brown received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Chicago (1982) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1982). With his colleague, Goldstein, Brown has shared the following awards: Heinrich Wieland Prize for Research in Lipid Metabolism (1974); Pfizer Award for Enzyme Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (1976); Albion O. Bernstein Award of the New York State Medical Society (1977); Passano Award (1978); Lounsbery Award of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1979); Gairdner Foundation International Award (1981); New York Academy of Sciences Award in Biological and Medical Sciences (1981); Lita Annenberg Hazen Award (1982); V.D. Mattia Award of the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology (1984); Distinguished Research Award of the Association of American Medical Colleges (1984); Research Achievement Award of the American Heart Association (1984); Louisa Gross Horwitz Award (1984); 3M Life Sciences Award of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (1985); William Allan Award of the American Society of Human Genetics (1985); and the Albert D. Lasker Award in Basic Medical Research (1985).

Brown and Goldstein jointly delivered the following lectures: Harvey Lecture (1977); Christian A. Herter Lectures at Johns Hopkins University (1979); Harry Steenboch Lectures at the University of Wisconsin at Madison (1980); Smith, Kline, and French Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley (1981); Duff Memorial Lecture of the American Heart Association (1981); Doisy Lectures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1983); the first Pfizer Lecture in Honor of Konrad Bloch at Harvard University (1985); and the Berzelius Lecture at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (1985).

Brown and his wife, Alice, have two daughters: Elizabeth (born in 1973) and Sara (born in 1977).


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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 01:42:45 am
Joseph L. Goldstein
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1985
Born:   18 April 1940, Sumter, SC, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA
Prize motivation: "for their discoveries concerning the regulation of cholesterol metabolism."
Prize share: 1/2


Work

Cholesterol is an important component in the body's cells and plays an important role in several biochemical processes. Too much cholesterol in the blood can cause problems, however, by forming strictures in blood vessels. In 1973 Joseph Goldstein and Michael Brown discovered the receptor, or receiver, in cells that takes in cholesterol and clarified how the conversion of cholesterol is regulated by our genes and other substances. The discoveries became the basis for statins, medications that reduce cholesterol levels in the blood.


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 01:48:32 am
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2011

Bruce A. Beutler
Prize share: 1/4

Jules A. Hoffmann
Prize share: 1/4

Ralph M. Steinman
Prize share: 1/2


The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2011 was divided, one half jointly to Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Hoffmann "for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity" and the other half to Ralph M. Steinman "for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity."

Bruce A. Beutler
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2011
Born: 29 December 1957, Chicago, IL, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
Prize motivation: "for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity."
Prize share: 1/4


Life

Bruce Beutler was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in California. His mother was a journalist and his father a geneticist. After having studied to become a medical doctor at the University of Chicago, he conducted his Nobel Prize-awarded work at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in the 1990s. He later returned to the center after having worked at Rockefeller University in New York, Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. Bruce Beutler was formerly married and has three children.

Work

When bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms attack our bodies, our immune system goes to work. It has two lines of defence, the innate immunity and the adaptive immunity. Bruce Beutler and Jules Hoffman have contributed to our understanding of how so-called receptors detect microorganisms and activate our innate immunity. In 1998, by studying mice with mutations, Bruce Beutler found a gene which is active in the development of a receptor which binds lipopolysaccharide, a substance produced by several pathogenic bacteria.


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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 01:51:06 am
Can any of you identify what this is a model of?

Winner will receive an all expense paid dining experience with me at Wimpy's when I visit ZA. 8)

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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:01:23 am
Can you identify this model?

Winner will receive an all expense paid dining experience with me at The Test Kitchen , excuse me,  Chicken Licken when I visit ZA.


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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:02:32 am
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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:02:49 am
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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:03:04 am
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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:03:20 am
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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:04:03 am
One of the floors at the museum is dedicated to workshops for children.

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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:04:16 am
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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:04:39 am
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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:04:55 am
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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:05:15 am
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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:05:29 am
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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:05:44 am
Yuck!  However, very true.  Most of your insect intake comes from the food you eat.

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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:08:28 am
This completes my visit to the Perot Museum of Science, downtown Dallas, Texas.

I hope you enjoyed my pics as much as I did my visit.

A few pics I captured upon exit.

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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:08:39 am
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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:09:10 am
See the two birds in the picture?

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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:09:25 am
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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:09:38 am
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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:57:26 am
From June 3-8, I didn't do much, the heat was really affecting me, I was miserable unless I was in A/C set to Igloo temp.

I spent most of my time eating and drinking and ordering summer riding gear to attempt to continue my ride through the desert southwest.

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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 03:26:03 am
Entry somewhere around 9  - Texas Motorplex
Star Date - 9 June 2018
Distance - 100 miles / 161 kilometers


Bored and looking for something to do, I went down to Texas Motorplex, the main attraction was a Big 3 auto show and a test and tune for drag cars.

Not ride related, but it was part of my trip and I want it in my report.

1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28.

Curb weight   1636 kg (3607 lbs)
Dimensions   4.84 m (191 in) long, 1.83 m (72 in) wide, 1.21 m (47 in) high
Wheelbase   2.65 m (104 in)
Power / weight   105 ps (104 bhp) / t
Torque / weight   219 Nm (162 lb-ft) / t
Introduced   1979
Origin country   United States

Engine type   V-8
Displacement   5.7 l (350 ci / 5735 cc)
Power   172 ps (170 bhp / 127 kw) @ 4000 rpm
Torque   359 Nm (265 lb-ft) @ 2400 rpm
Power / liter   30 ps (30 hp)
Transmission   3-Speed Automatic, 4-Speed Manual
Layout   front engine, rear wheel drive

Top speed   202 kph (126 mph)
0 - 60 mph   8.0 s



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Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 03:27:56 am
2009 CORVETTE ZR1 PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS
 

Overview
Model:   2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Body styles / driveline:   2-door hatchback coupe with fixed roof; rear-wheel drive
Construction:   composite and carbon-fiber body panels, hydroformed aluminum frame with aluminum and magnesium structural and chassis components
Manufacturing location:   Bowling Green , Ky.
 

Engine   6.2L SUPERCHARGED V-8 (LS9)
Displacement (cu in / cc):   376 / 6162
Bore & stroke (in / mm):   4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92
Block material:   cast aluminum
Cylinder head material:   cast aluminum
Valvetrain:   overhead valve, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel delivery:   SFI (sequential fuel injection)
Compression ratio:   9.1:1
Horsepower / kW:   638 / 475
Torque (lb-ft / Nm):   604 / 835
Recommended fuel:   premium required
EPA estimated fuel economy:   Who gives a shit  :imaposer:  14 city / 20 hwy
 

Transmission   close-ratio six-speed manual
Application:   std
Gear ratios (:1):   
First:   2.29
Second:   1.61
Third:   1.21
Fourth:   1.00
Fifth:   0.81
Sixth:   0.67
Reverse:   3.11
Final drive ratio:   3.42
 

Chassis / Suspension   
Front:   short/long arm ( SLA ) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber
Rear:   short/long arm ( SLA ) double wishbone, cast aluminum upper & lower control arms, transverse-mounted composite leaf spring, monotube shock absorber
Traction control:   electronic traction control; active handling (Magnetic Selective Ride Control)
 

Brakes   
Type:   front and rear power-assisted carbon-ceramic disc with 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers, cross-drilled rotors; ABS std.
Rotor diameter (in / mm):   front: 15.5 / 394
rear: 15 / 380
Wheels & Tires   
Wheel size:   front: 19-inch x 10-inch
rear: 20-inch x 12-inch
Tires:   Michelin Pilot Sport 2
front: P285/30ZR19
rear: P335/25ZR20
Dimensions   
Wheelbase (in / mm):   105.7 / 2685
Overall length (in / mm):   176.2 / 4476
Overall width (in / mm):   75.9 / 1928
Overall height (in / mm):   49 / 1244
Curb weight (lb / kg):   3350 / 1519 (est.)
Interior   
Seating capacity   2
Interior volume (cu ft / L):   52 / 1475 (all models)
Headr oom (in / mm):   38 / 962 (all models)
Legroom (in / mm):   43 / 1092 (all models)
Shoulder room (in / mm):   55 / 1397 (all models)
Hip room (in / mm):   54 / 1371 (all models)
Capacities
Cargo volume (cu ft / L):   22 / 634
Fuel tank (gal / L):   18 / 68.1
Engine oil (qt / L):   12.5 / 11.8

https://www.corvettemuseum.org/learn/about-corvette/corvette-specs/2009-corvette-zr1-specs/

This specific car on display was speed certified at 201.3 mph.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 03:29:23 am
Model: 2016 Dodge Charger R/T
Horsepower: 370 hp
MPG: 16 city / 25 highway
Curb weight: 4,264 lbs
Engine: 5.7 L HEMI V8


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 03:30:26 am
1974 Chevrolet Nova

Interesting article with pics - https://carswithmuscles.com/1974-chevy-nova-1974-chevy-nova-ss-specs-pictures/

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 03:31:22 am
1970 Plymouth Cuda equipped with a 340 V8  4 barrel carburetor

The Mopar 340-cubic-inch engine was manufactured for the model years 1968 through 1973. This engine was the performance small-block option in the Mopar lineup--Dodge, Chrysler and Plymouth--during these years. In the 1974 model year, the 340 engine was replaced by the 360-cubic-inch engine as emissions regulations had seriously cut into the 340's horsepower potential.

1968

1968 was the debut year for the 340-cubic-inch engine by Mopar. This engine was sometimes viewed as simply a larger version of the 318-cubic-inch engine that was standard on these vehicles, as it was cast from the same block. This was untrue, as inside, the two engines were completely different. The debut year of the 340 produces 275 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 340 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,200 rpm.

1969

In 1969, Mopar figured that if the engine wasn't broken, don't fix it. The 340 in this year was left pretty much unchanged from the previous year. The only change was that the manual-transmission-equipped 340s now had the same camshaft as the automatic-equipped 340s. This engine still produced 275 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 340 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,200 rpm.

1970

1970 was the staple year for the 340, as it carried the highest performance numbers of its life. Mopar added a higher-performance version named the Trans Am (T/A) edition, or Six-Pack on Plymouth models. The most notorious feature of this engine are the three two-barrel carburetors sitting on the high-rise intake; hence the name Six-Pack. The basic four-barrel option was still a performance feature in this year and remained completely unchanged, producing 275 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 340 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,200 rpm. The T/A or Six-Pack edition was bumped up to 290 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 340 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,200 rpm.

1971

In 1971, the Six-Pack and T/A versions were eliminated. The four-barrel carburetor edition still remained, with minor changes. The compression ratio was decreased to 10.25 to 1, a Carter Thermoquad carburetor replaced the Carte AVS, and the cylinder head was changed. With all of these changes, the 340 still remained at 275 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 340 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,200 rpm.

1972

1972 was the beginning of the end for the 340. Emissions regulations became much stricter, and Mopar had to make drastic changes to compensate for this. The compression ratio was dropped to 8.5 to 1. The crankshaft was changed from forged to cast, and the camshaft was changed to a milder one. The final change this year was a change in color from orange to corporate blue. All of the mechanical changes lead to a significant drop in horsepower, to 240.

1973

This was the exit year for the 340 engine. Mopar left the engine nearly unchanged from the previous year; the only change being that the crankshaft was now shot-peened instead of cast, for added strength. The lack of changes means that the 340 exited production with a horsepower rating of only 240. In 1974, Mopar released the 360-cubic-inch replacement that included a few leftover parts from the 1973 340.


Interesting reading for guys who like Internal Symphony of Combustion -  https://www.allpar.com/mopar/mopar340.html

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 03:32:23 am
1971 Dodge Charger R/T equipped with a 440 Magnum V8 with 6-pack (6 carburetors)  :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif:

Watch this video in 1080P at 60fps for a true experience.




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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 03:35:40 am
Ram 3500 Mega Cab Dually 4x4 with a 6.7L Cummins Inline 6 cylinder diesel.

One can fold down the rear seat-back to have a flat surface to sleep on. 

This truck appears to be equipped with a 8-10 inch BDS (Big Dick's Suspension) Lift, manufactured about 30 minutes from where I live.


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 03:39:51 am
1968 Plymouth Road Runner equipped with a 383 V8

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One can carry a lot of bodies in one of these.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 03:41:55 am
1965 Ford Mustang equipped with 289 V8. This car made me reminisce of simpler times. I learned to drive in one just like it. My grandfather owned several Mustangs of this era. He used to put me behind the wheel and drive in the back 40 grass field, learning how to break the rear end loose and steer with the rear. I'll never forget those times, R.I.P. Gramps.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 03:43:54 am
2008 Ford F250 Super Duty equipped with a modified 6.4 liter Powerstroke Diesel engine producing 700 horsepower / 1,300 pound feet of torque.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 03:46:00 am
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS equipes with a 396 V8

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 03:47:54 am
1967 Chevrolet Camaro equipped with a 327 Turbo-Fire V8. Naturally aspirated. Turbo-Fire was a marketing scheme.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 04:47:32 am
Year unknown, Dodge Charger with custom wrap.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02368.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02368.jpg.html)
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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02372.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02372.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 05:40:48 am
Name the year Chevrolet Corvette!!

Hint: the breather is a dead giveaway for you corvette aficionados.


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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02379.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02379.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 05:42:54 am
1978 Dodge Lil' Red Express with upright pipes option.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02385.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02385.jpg.html)
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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02393.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02393.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02394.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02394.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 05:44:58 am
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02395.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02395.jpg.html)
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02396.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02396.jpg.html)
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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02398.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02398.jpg.html)
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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02403.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02403.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 05:47:18 am
1958 Chevrolet Corvette equipped with a Fuel Injected V8.  :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif:

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02405.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02405.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 06:04:07 am
1970 Plymouth Roadrunner equipped with a 440 Magnum V8 with 6-pack (6 carbs)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02423.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02423.jpg.html)

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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02420.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02420.jpg.html)

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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02418.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02418.jpg.html)


Uncle Big Tony claims you could fit four two hundred pound men in one of these trunks.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 06:08:37 am
2019 Chevrolet Corvette in Sebring Orange optioned with Sebring Orange Design Package, Carbon Fiber Dual Roof Package, 8-speed Automatic. 6.2 liter blown V8 producing 755 horsepower / 715 pound feet torque.

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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02432.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02432.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 06:10:28 am
1970 Plymouth Roadrunner

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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02440.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02440.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 06:11:23 am
1959 Ford F100

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02443.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02443.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 06:13:39 am
1958 Chevrolet Del Ray Low Rider

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02458.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02458.jpg.html)

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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02455.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02455.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02454.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02454.jpg.html)

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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02452.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02452.jpg.html)

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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02450.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02450.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02449.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02449.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 06:17:11 am
1966 VW Beetle.  :drif: :drif: :drif: 

I love the patina, the car is much more valuable this way versus restored.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02459.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02459.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02460.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02460.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02461.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02461.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02462.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02462.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02463.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02463.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02464.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02464.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02465.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02465.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 07:42:54 am
1964 Chevrolet Nova that has received a massive Blown-job.  :drif: :drif: :drif:

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02467.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02467.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02468.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02468.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02469.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02469.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02470.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02470.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02471.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02471.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02472.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02472.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02473.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02473.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02474.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02474.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02476.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02476.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02477.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02477.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: eberhard on October 17, 2019, 08:11:38 am
Some truly lovely machines there!  :drif:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 08:22:56 am
1964 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02484.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02484.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02486.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02486.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02487.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02487.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 08:25:07 am
1971 Ford LTD Low Rider

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02488.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02488.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02489.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02489.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02490.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02490.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02491.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02491.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02492.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02492.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02493.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02493.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02494.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02494.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02495.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02495.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02496.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02496.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02497.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02497.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02498.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02498.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 08:27:20 am
1953 Chevrolet 3100

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02499.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02499.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02500.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02500.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02502.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02502.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02503.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02503.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02504.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02504.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02507.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02507.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02508.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02508.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02509.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02509.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 08:29:16 am
201? Ford Mustang with Roush Racing Stage 3 kit. Blown V8.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02522.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02522.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02523.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02523.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02524.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02524.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02525.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02525.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02526.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02526.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02527.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02527.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02528.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02528.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02529.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02529.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02530.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02530.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Blou Zebu on October 17, 2019, 08:31:12 am
Lucy, the being found in Ethiopia, iirc, in 1974, is Australopithecus afarensis.


(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Perot/DSC02150.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Perot/DSC02150.jpg.html)
Lucy from my recent visit to Addis
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 08:33:36 am
Fascinating
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Oubones on October 17, 2019, 10:09:07 am
That Corvette 76’ ?
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:29:03 pm
That Corvette 76’ ?

Thanks for your guess Hennie, I’m afraid you’re wrong!

GM only offered this specific blank for one year is another hint!!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 02:30:39 pm
Some truly lovely machines there!  :drif:

Agreed, I’m saving my favorites for the end!

Check back for more viewing pleasure!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 05:16:11 pm
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02554.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02554.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02555.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02555.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02556.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02556.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02558.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02558.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02559.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02559.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02560.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02560.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02561.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02561.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 05:18:05 pm
1941 Willy's Coupe

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02562.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02562.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02569.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02569.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02568.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02568.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02566.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02566.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02565.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02565.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02564.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02564.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02563.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02563.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 05:22:36 pm
1957 Chevrolet Pickup equipped with a Blown V8

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02579.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02579.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02578.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02578.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02577.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02577.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02576.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02576.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02574.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02574.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02572.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02572.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02571.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02571.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02570.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02570.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 07:30:29 pm
1961 Corvette Convertible

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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02608.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02608.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: eberhard on October 17, 2019, 07:47:29 pm
Dream cars. Which one to dream most about, the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible or the 1961 Corvette Convertible? I think the Chevrolet Bel Air wins.

Two things the Americans do know about, as to where Turkey or France may be, that being automobiles (American autos) and who won the super bowl when and what was the score.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Welsh on October 17, 2019, 07:48:15 pm
57/58 same colours live a couple of blocks as you would say from me say 4 miles so has 4? exhausts out of the middle. 8)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 09:06:22 pm
A trio of Dodge Charger Hellcats equipped with 707 horsepower Blown V8's

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 09:07:22 pm
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 09:09:57 pm
1965 Ford Mustang with 289 V8

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 09:12:44 pm
2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS equipped with 1LE Track package

This car was manufactured 30 minutes from me.  Chevy stunned the market with this pony car, it punches well above its price tag would indicate. 

A marvelous handling automobile with a 6.2 liter naturally aspirated small block V8 in a light rear wheel drive car with wide rubber equals nirvana.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02636.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02636.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 09:15:42 pm
Dream cars. Which one to dream most about, the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible or the 1961 Corvette Convertible? I think the Chevrolet Bel Air wins.

Two things the Americans do know about, as to where Turkey or France may be, that being automobiles (American autos) and who won the super bowl when and what was the score.


The 57' Chevy Bel Air Convertible or the pneumatic suspended red Lincoln would be my choice for touring America.

Gigantic comfortable sofas to sit on while top down cruising sounds like a fabulous time.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 17, 2019, 09:19:19 pm
57/58 same colours live a couple of blocks as you would say from me say 4 miles so has 4? exhausts out of the middle. 8)

Forgive me, Welsh, is this some form of English dialect after 1/2, excuse me, .5 bottle of Welsh seaweed gin?  :patch: :peepwall: :pot: :ricky:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Oubones on October 17, 2019, 09:56:54 pm
That Corvette 76’ ?

Thanks for your guess Hennie, I’m afraid you’re wrong!

GM only offered this specific blank for one year is another hint!!
Another guess, is it the 25th anniversary model?
1978?  :peepwall: :drif:
I had the little Bmw2002 ( German model) and my mate the 76 Corvette and we did maintenance on holiday flats using them on alternate days. The people were very surprised to see the maintenance guys rock up in such vehicles! :pot: :peepwall:
Good days and good sports, but the Vette could not catch me around town! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Mr Zog on October 18, 2019, 03:28:27 am
1958 Chevrolet Del Ray Low Rider

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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02455.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02455.jpg.html)

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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02450.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02450.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02449.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02449.jpg.html)

I just love the custom seats in this old beauty  :drif:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 18, 2019, 03:34:56 am
You know dats right
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 19, 2019, 06:19:06 am
Ladies and gentlemen, my top three from the car show I attended near Ennis, Texas.

Favorite Car
1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

Never in my life have I witnessed a more perfect car. The owner must store this beauty in a vacuum bubble. I could not find one imperfection. The owner must use several new diapers or microfiber cloths when he polishes the chrome bumpers and window trim, as I couldn't even find a hairline scratch anywhere. The paint was perfect and swirl free. No doubt the owner is a perfectionist. Engine compartment was as new without any dust or stains present. Interior, trunk, everything about this car was perfection.  This is the car my brain loved as it was likely the most valuable car at the show, with the exception of the lifted Ram One Ton Mega Cab 6 wheeled truck and the antique corvettes.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 19, 2019, 12:43:00 pm
That Corvette 76’ ?

Thanks for your guess Hennie, I’m afraid you’re wrong!

GM only offered this specific blank for one year is another hint!!
Another guess, is it the 25th anniversary model?
1978?  :peepwall: :drif:
I had the little Bmw2002 ( German model) and my mate the 76 Corvette and we did maintenance on holiday flats using them on alternate days. The people were very surprised to see the maintenance guys rock up in such vehicles! :pot: :peepwall:
Good days and good sports, but the Vette could not catch me around town! :thumleft:

Thanks for your guess, Mr Hennie, no cee gar!

Hint:  GM only used ________ for 1 year to power the Corvette before they decided it simply wasn’t cost effective

And umm, although 2002 is probably my all time favorite Beemer, especially the ti, I need video evidence of your having eat a Vette!  Was the Vette driver comatose? :pot:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 19, 2019, 02:47:11 pm
Favorite Truck

1957 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup. Love black n chrome, love the 5 star deep dish lipped rims in charcoal gray and chrome,
love the color choice of stain used on the wood bed, and a naturally aspirated V8. 

This meticulously amazing perfect rotisserie restored Chevy pulled at my heartstrings as it is the vehicle I'd most like to have as an occasional driver.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02586.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02586.jpg.html)

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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02596.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02596.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Oubones on October 19, 2019, 04:51:57 pm
That Corvette 76’ ?

Thanks for your guess Hennie, I’m afraid you’re wrong!

GM only offered this specific blank for one year is another hint!!
Another guess, is it the 25th anniversary model?
1978?  :peepwall: :drif:
I had the little Bmw2002 ( German model) and my mate the 76 Corvette and we did maintenance on holiday flats using them on alternate days. The people were very surprised to see the maintenance guys rock up in such vehicles! :pot: :peepwall:
Good days and good sports, but the Vette could not catch me around town! :thumleft:

Thanks for your guess, Mr Hennie, no cee gar!

Hint:  GM only used ________ for 1 year to power the Corvette before they decided it simply wasn’t cost effective

And umm, although 2002 is probably my all time favorite Beemer, especially the ti, I need video evidence of your having eat a Vette!  Was the Vette driver comatose? :pot:
Hehe, before the digital era but potholes,speedbumps coupled to narrow roads and tight turns were too much for the vette and the little beemer just loved them! Never did a top-end or straight quarter mile race though.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 20, 2019, 05:25:19 pm
That Corvette 76’ ?

Thanks for your guess Hennie, I’m afraid you’re wrong!

GM only offered this specific blank for one year is another hint!!
Another guess, is it the 25th anniversary model?
1978?  :peepwall: :drif:
I had the little Bmw2002 ( German model) and my mate the 76 Corvette and we did maintenance on holiday flats using them on alternate days. The people were very surprised to see the maintenance guys rock up in such vehicles! :pot: :peepwall:
Good days and good sports, but the Vette could not catch me around town! :thumleft:

Thanks for your guess, Mr Hennie, no cee gar!

Hint:  GM only used ________ for 1 year to power the Corvette before they decided it simply wasn’t cost effective

And umm, although 2002 is probably my all time favorite Beemer, especially the ti, I need video evidence of your having eat a Vette!  Was the Vette driver comatose? :pot:
Hehe, before the digital era but potholes,speedbumps coupled to narrow roads and tight turns were too much for the vette and the little beemer just loved them! Never did a top-end or straight quarter mile race though.

I understand now, rear suspension ride quality on those era Vettes is abysmal.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Oubones on October 20, 2019, 08:55:07 pm
Yip, but man what a ride! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 22, 2019, 08:37:08 pm
Yip, but man what a ride! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Fo sho, I'll not ever forget my first ride as a kid in a 1978 I believe it was  :drif:  :eek7:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 22, 2019, 08:49:58 pm
Favorite SUV at Texas Motorplex Car Show: 

Broncos pull at me heartstrings.

1970 Ford Bronco in mint condition, lifted, built to tilt, cocked, locked, n ready to rock.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02541.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02541.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02544.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02544.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02539.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02539.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 22, 2019, 08:52:37 pm
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02542.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02542.jpg.html)





Does anyone see what little surprise the owner has under the hood for unsuspecting sports cars racing him?   :pot:

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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02538.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02538.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 22, 2019, 08:54:43 pm
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02537.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02537.jpg.html)

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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02532.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02532.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 22, 2019, 09:24:16 pm
That's correct, Wilddogs, a little N2O at the press of a button.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 22, 2019, 09:32:56 pm
GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD with the Duramax Diesel engine, aka, the best Diesel engine currently in the world today.....period!

This truck will tow 13,500lbs at the hitch, 18,500lbs gooseneck/fifth wheel.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02631.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02631.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 22, 2019, 09:36:06 pm
GMC Sierra Denali One-ton dual rear wheel with the best Diesel engine in the world today, in an automotive application!

This truck will tow around 17,000ish pounds at the hitch, 30,000 pounds gooseneck/fifth wheel.

6.6 liter underrated at 440HP 925 ft-lbs torque.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02634.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02634.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 23, 2019, 07:36:01 pm
Entry 10 - Cleburne, Texas Courthouse & KTM ISSUE  ::)
Star Date - I ain't a tellin'  2018
Distance - 184 kilometers


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The weather was glorious, not too hot for this polar bear.  I decided to go explore an area I'd ridden previously though with the emphasis on old farm paths, which consisted of gravel and sand.

My plan was to mount a fresh TKC 80 on the rear before leaving Texas for New Mexico, so I was doing everything in my power to destroy my rear tire.

I turned off electronic nannies and began steering with the rear out of corners and slow speed curves, what a glorious motorcycle and engine.


I had to visit the courthouse to take care of some matters  >:D

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I love the architecture and the clock.

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Again, what a glorious neutral handling motorbike in the sand and gravel, with gobs and gobs and gobs of power in reserve, there's nothing like it currently on the market, Imo.

However, I had fell victim to yet another KTM annoyance or electrical glitch.   

Still had the time of my life aboard my Austrian psychopath that day.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02656.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/Texas%20Motorplex%20Car%20Show/DSC02656.jpg.html)

So, on the way back to Arlington, Texas, I stopped at KTM of North Texas, aka Straight Line Motorsports to see if they could find a cure for my problematic Austrian prior to leaving for New Meh hee CO.


To be continued.......
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 28, 2019, 02:02:08 pm
My first issue with my Austrian steed on the trip was a faulty fuel level gauge. 

I'd noticed after several miles of spirited riding my gas gauge was reading full.

No way, not the way the big 1,301 swallows hi-test gasoline at W.F.O.

Anyway, as I stated in my previous post, I stopped at Straight Line Motorsports.

Walked into the dealership for the first time in my life and was floored by how I was received and treated.

Mind you, I was incognito, so none of them recognized me.  O0

The staff at the front desk paged the service manager to come meet me.

I explained my issue.  The young man, no sugar coating, no bullshit, no nonsense attitude asked me in his subtle but deliberate Texas drawl if my key fob was on my person or on the bike...I replied on the bike, young Texan says, I'll have ya fixed up'n 10 minnits, sir, where u from anyway, I aint never heard anyone talk like u beee 4  :imaposer:

Well....young Tex...I'm from a galaxy far far away, also known as Michigan, I'm a very screwed up individual that is pretty much 1/2 Canadian 1/2 Michigander, raised by wolves and polar bears until I was discovered by hunters in da far nortwoods!

Young Tex laughed and walked away to board my Austrian and take her out back to the shop, probably shaking his head still at the individual he'd just shaken hands with  :patch:

I was then approached by the dealership owner (1/2 owner), and given a V.I.P. tour of the establishment.  Turns out, they ship graphics kits for KTM's all over da globe.  And then, I was taken to a room, a secretive room that apparently, very few eyes get the opportunity to see.

I was amazed at what was before me........  :eek7:  :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif:

Antique race dirt bikes, some factory works machines  :drif: :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: EssBee on October 28, 2019, 02:16:15 pm
So...I suppose taking pics was not an option? :'( ;)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 28, 2019, 02:24:38 pm
So...I suppose taking pics was not an option? :'( ;)

Shall I say, it would've been uncouth considering......
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 28, 2019, 03:31:22 pm
Then, the owner showed me the rest of the dealership and told me while I was in town, anything I needed for a nice discounted price.

Yeah......I wish'd he hadn't said those magic words, discounted price!!

I ended up purchasing some items I needed for the remainder of my trip!

Such as, the KTM Powerpack thingamabob that includes all those fancy Nancy electronic gizmo gadgetry, including the dealer claimed........ magical quick shifter!

KTM motocross boots, KTM backpack with hydration reservoir, ouch, a hit to da plastic.

A short time later, all ready, gas gauge accurate, I'm ready to roll.

OH MY LAWWWWWWD IN HEAVEN, that quick shifter  :drif:  :ricky:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 28, 2019, 04:13:13 pm
The next few days, I spent time riding around the Dallas area to ensure the Katoom was ready to race and somehow attempt to acclimate to the outrageous high temperatures

June 21, 2018
18:48
Arlington, Texas

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 28, 2019, 04:27:26 pm
June Double Deuce

Only getting hotter on my polar bear skin.

I decided to go over to the side of town where they know how to ‘fade a $igg$ up tight’ (hopefully I don’t get banned for using such a term, it’s what we call one another here when we want a tight fade for a haircut aka street slang).

The skin on the top of my poor hands resembles charred boot leather!

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The beautiful woman whom faded me up tight, she followed me outside to take a pic wit my bike, said she was free that evening.....


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Shewwwwwww, my poor polar bear hide, please find me an iceberg or ice filled pool soon or I will die of heat exhaustion

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 28, 2019, 04:34:18 pm
June 2 3

I was frustrated...........it’d been awhile....since Oklahoma.....so I went to see if I could donate to a young woman’s education at a nice establishment in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 01:26:15 am
Entry 11 - Land of Enchantment - Carlsbad Caverns NP & Sitting Bull Falls
Star Date - 25 June 2018
Distance - 572 miles / 920 kilometers


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I left Arlington, Texas on 25 June, I made incredible time to the Land of Enchantment. It's amazing how much distance one can cover with Texas speed limits.  It's nothing to see 160-200kph on Texas highways meandering and curving across the land.  A magical experience.   Never in my life have I seen more shallow pump oil wells. There must be hundreds of thousands if not millions of them in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico. Those wells are just pumping a small percentage of oil close to the surface. Hard to imagine just how much more oil is deeper in the ground that will require fracking to bring to the surface. This area is the Saudi Arabia or Kuwait of the continental United States.


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Arrived in the beautiful state of New Mexico, eager to enjoy the National Parks, people, authentic Mexican food, and mountains.

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Stopped at a roadside rest area, feeling like a shat. In my home state, a rest area includes restroom facilities.

Apparently, this is not the case in NM. So, I had to ride with a prairie dog poking its head out occasionally to the next town  :xxbah:

Found this tree beautiful, I've not ever seen such a tree. Does anyone know what it is called?

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 01:31:18 am
For those that may not ever make it to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, please allow me to take you on a tour.

Lighting wasn't the best to please bear with my pics.

Rode to Carlsbad, didn't stop, made my way to Carlsbad Caverns NP.

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What a National Park, I grabbed some amazing action cam footage of the service road to the visitor center and back down the mountain. I'll be adding videos after I return home and can edit said vids. I'll let the pictures do the talking for my tour of what the NP calls 'The Big Room'. The Big Room is 700 feet below the surface. I'm a little weary of going that deep under the surface, but made the best of it.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 01:32:51 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 01:34:52 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 01:36:09 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 01:39:42 am
I don't like being underground.  I began feeling like this is where Mr. Alighieri authored Dante's Inferno and I was about to fall in one of the 9 circles.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 01:40:44 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 01:41:42 am
I believe this is one of the paths to a circle.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 01:42:44 am
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Do you see all the eggs, @Bundu ? :peepwall:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 01:45:13 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 01:56:18 am
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Difficult to see, but this area is under water.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 02:00:14 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 02:01:23 am
Need a drink, eh

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 02:02:52 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 02:04:18 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 02:05:45 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 02:06:19 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 02:28:36 am
Entry 11 continued

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Once I was done with the tour at Carlsbad Caverns, NP, I was famished, my body beginning to feed off my blubber. I asked a rancher at a nearby fueling station if there was a restaurant south of the park, his answer no. So, back to Carlsbad for nutrients. I stopped on the south side of town at a Mexican taco stand. Very nice people running the joint. I ordered 2 brisket burritos that would knock your socks off. They also filled my water bladder for me.

While eating at this place, a local named Ryan approached me and began discussing my bike and trip. A few minutes later, he invited me to join him in his air-conditioned Super Duty, so he could draw me a map of a place I needed to see while in the area. He called it Sitting Bull Falls. Wow, he was not bullshitting me, quite an amazing place as you'll see in the following pictures. I'm glad Ryan told me about this place. He provided his phone number in case I had any trouble while in the area. His map was spot on and I rode directly to the area.

There was just one problem, it was closed and gated off.  Wasn't a snowballs chance in hell a car was going to make it in that place, but a dual purpose motorcycle with a TKC 80?

No worries  >:D O0.  I wasn't there to do any harm, just simply observe this magical place.  I was the ONLY soul there.

Just looks at the natural beauty near dusk  :drif:

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Picnic houses

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You walk a path

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If you look to the south

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And to the north  :drif: :drif:  Imagine just you and your love back here all alone, what a romantic place to share a picnic and a skinny dip.  >:D

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It was getting dark, I still had to find a place to setup camp for the night and I'd already ridden nearly 900 klicks.  Looking back, this was a major lapse in judgment on my part.

I was concerned if I setup my tent where I wasn't supposed to be and a Ranger caught me back there the next morning or at night, he/she would make me pack up tent in the middle of the night and write me a long ticket with a fat fine.  So, I left, in search of a campsite.

I would have gladly paid the fine after the night and morning I experienced.  This is a point in the trip I truly never quite recovered from though that's what makes them an adventure!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Mr Zog on October 30, 2019, 03:23:44 am
If you ever visit SA, go see the Sudwala caves in Mpumalanga, the Kango Caves in (I think?) the Eastern Cape, and an incredibly interesting cave at the Cradle of Humanity just outside Krugersdorp (very close to Johannesburg)  :thumleft:

Those Carlsbad Caverns certainly are now on my bucket list  :ricky:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: EssBee on October 30, 2019, 10:31:31 am
If you ever visit SA, go see the Sudwala caves in Mpumalanga, the Kango Caves in (I think?) the Eastern Cape, and an incredibly interesting cave at the Cradle of Humanity just outside Krugersdorp (very close to Johannesburg)  :thumleft:

Those Carlsbad Caverns certainly are now on my bucket list  :ricky:

Cango caves are technically in the Western Cape, but ITO area we call that the souther cape ::)  :biggrin:

Thanks for all the trouble posting all those pics! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 02:21:32 pm
If you ever visit SA, go see the Sudwala caves in Mpumalanga, the Kango Caves in (I think?) the Eastern Cape, and an incredibly interesting cave at the Cradle of Humanity just outside Krugersdorp (very close to Johannesburg)  :thumleft:

Those Carlsbad Caverns certainly are now on my bucket list  :ricky:

Thank you for the places of interest Zog, very helpful when planning a trip to RSA.

I hope you Mrs Baltimore and Zog dogs are well and preparing for that TVB visit.

I’ve been picking up spare cans and bottles in hopes of raising enough funds for a gift for you all during his visit.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 02:24:58 pm
If you ever visit SA, go see the Sudwala caves in Mpumalanga, the Kango Caves in (I think?) the Eastern Cape, and an incredibly interesting cave at the Cradle of Humanity just outside Krugersdorp (very close to Johannesburg)  :thumleft:

Those Carlsbad Caverns certainly are now on my bucket list  :ricky:

Cango caves are technically in the Western Cape, but ITO area we call that the souther cape ::)  :biggrin:

Thanks for all the trouble posting all those pics! :thumleft:

Thanks for the clarification, Zog is trying to get me lost in South Africa 🇿🇦 because he’s a dick :pot:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: >>Thump°C on October 30, 2019, 02:45:39 pm
BO, I'm amazed at the effort you put in here while on a trip.
These days I'm too lazy even after a trip. LOL.

Thanks for all the effort, I really enjoy the sights and info you post.

BTW, Cango caves near Oudshoorn is surrounded by some awesome riding areas as well, with lots of WDs in the vicinity
But then so are the others I guess.

Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 04:49:10 pm
BO, I'm amazed at the effort you put in here while on a trip.
These days I'm too lazy even after a trip. LOL.

Thanks for all the effort, I really enjoy the sights and info you post.

BTW, Cango caves near Oudshoorn is surrounded by some awesome riding areas as well, with lots of WDs in the vicinity
But then so are the others I guess.

Thanks Thump  :thumleft:

I'm currently gearing up for a Mitten winter, so I'm not traveling as of now.  I should be..........somewhere with some sunshine and warmth.

Many more sights coming up, I'm just getting started with pics.  You're not going to believe the natural beauty of places I visited on this trip.

The one thing I have to learn to be better at is pics of the terrain I'm riding.  I lose patience, I just want to tackle the task at hand, ride the terrain, and get it over with and to camp.

I wish I would take the time to dismount like Xpat does, walk up a hill and photograph my bike on the terrain I'm riding. 

That will be my focus on my next report. 

Regardless, some of the most wild and pristine places in my country are coming up, so stay tuned.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 05:06:18 pm
Okay, where was I?  Oh yes, Sitting Bull Falls, a hidden gem.  If you ever find yourself in southern New Mexico, do yourself a solid and find it.

After enjoying the falls immensely, it was time to find a place to camp. Ryan had told me of a place in Queen, NM. It was only a short ride up into higher elevation. I arrived with the sun about to go down, so I was in high gear to get my tent up and air mattress inflated. I was out of my mind slightly from riding just shy of 1,000 klicks in triple digit heat. I stood there like an idiot pressing the foot pump that's integrated into my Nemo air pad for several minutes, wondering why in the hell it wouldn't fully inflate. Perhaps it would if I'd remembered to close the valve at the head of the pad, lol. Wow, I was so disgusted with the energy I'd wasted pumping up the pad till I was completely physically and mentally spent!

The night only got worse.  I was eaten alive by biting flies while pitching my tent. 

I couldn't fall asleep because there was some folks partying to the north.

I finally fell asleep only to be awaken by a severe 'charley horse' in my leg.  I was head first in to my tent so it was unbearable to get out of the tent leg first with such a severe spasm.

I knew I was severely dehydrated and still out of my mind from the long day in triple digit heat.

I laid there under the stars drinking gatorade and water.

I finally fell asleep.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Oubones on October 30, 2019, 05:11:01 pm
Thanks again for all your effort in doing the reports, I find it very interesting.
Remember, always drink when you ride! :patch: :imaposer: Not alkohol! :thumleft: That can wait till after camp is up!
Dehidration is a serious commonly made mistake and can have very severe consequences! Take care off yourself!
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 05:15:09 pm
Entry 12 - Death before Dishonor
Star date - 26 June 2018
Distance: 247 kilometers



A few hours later, I awoke with my spine locked up again (the same as it had back in Kentucky) and muscles feeling like cement in my back.  I was properly screwed.

It took minutes to exit my tent, I was desperate for water, rehydrate, and extra strength Tylenol, I can't take Ibuprofen.

It took me 2.5 hours to get packed up and ready to roll.  The Tylenol and rehydrate had kicked in.

I brought up the route on my gps to begin the Backcountry Discovery Route.

I was riding along, a few miles into the route and began noticing difficulty in following the track, with tracks running every which way off a track of a track of a track.

I ended up taking the wrong route.  I was following what I thought was the trail.  I ended up riding the 600 pound plus loaded Austrian down a series of natural stone stair steps towards what I thought was the trail as I could see a trail sign further down these rock stair steps.

I kept making my way down what had quickly turned into just rock and sand and I began noticing there were no more knobby tracks in the sand, just hoof prints  :patch:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 30, 2019, 05:48:54 pm
Entry 12 cont'd

The stone stair steps turned out to be a horse and hiker trail.  I was now at the bottom of the stair steps, next to a sign that said, no more horses from this point on, only experienced hikers beyond this point  :eek7:  :dousing:

Oh my gawd, what am I going to do now, I'm properly phucked.  :dontknow:

First things first, check reserve fluids.  All gatorade bottles empty in my cooler.  All water bottles empty.

I take for granted having fresh drinkable water nearly anywhere back in my home state.

Good news, I have approximately 1.5 liters in my camelback.

I've massively underestimated how difficult it is to find drinking water, let alone any moisture at all out her in Purgatory, excuse me, New Mexico.

Doubt enters my mind, I know I'm in a pickle.

Am I going to have to push the S.O.S. button on my satellite transponder to be rescued?

The thought of having to tuck tail and be rescued is too much for me, I'm a survivor, I've been a solo rider all of my life with the exception of father son dirt bike trips.

I sat down, copious amounts of perspiration not dripping from my chin, it's a constant flow pouring from my chin.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 31, 2019, 04:32:46 pm
Thanks again for all your effort in doing the reports, I find it very interesting.
Remember, always drink when you ride! :patch: :imaposer: Not alkohol! :thumleft: That can wait till after camp is up!
Dehidration is a serious commonly made mistake and can have very severe consequences! Take care off yourself!

You're welcome, Mr. Hennie  :thumleft:  I try to give a little bit of this, a little bit of that in my reports, not solely riding.

However, I can see that I'm still lacking in capturing pics of the terrain, I must improve.

As far as hydration, It was so hot for me during this ride I was drinking copious amounts of liquids.

I had my 2 or 3 liter KTM camelback, my Pelican cooler filled with an auxiliary bladder of water, small gatorade bottles, small water bottles. 

As a northerner, I couldn't drink fluids fast enough during my ride through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and southern Cal.  I didn't drink much alcohol, save for an occasional drink with dinner, from the time I left Texas until I arrived in the upper elevations of Colorado.  It was just too hot to think about whiskey or bourbon.

I couldn't agree with you more how dehydration is deadly, I've experienced this too many times in my life not staying aware of how important fluid intake is, especially in winter where I tend to forget about drinking enough water. 

I learned young how to deal with extreme low temperatures how important fluid and calorie intake is to avoid hypothermia.

Nothing pains me more than to read about these kids who come from around the globe to study at one of the finest engineering schools in my nation, Michigan Technological University in the Keweenaw Peninsula, and end up dead out hiking and camping because they didn't respect how quickly this wild land could kill them.  :'(

Example of what happens here far too often for the unprepared:

CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities say a student at Michigan Technological University has died after suffering from symptoms of hypothermia while on a hiking trip in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The Marquette County sheriff’s department says 19-year-old Marcus Antilla of Republic was among a group of six students from the school camping in the Rocking Chair Lakes area when he went looking for firewood but didn’t immediately return. His friends found him wet and cold.

His fellow hikers called 911 about 4:30 a.m. Saturday after getting to the top of a bluff where a cellphone signal could be reached. The department says he was pronounced dead a few hours later after emergency crews arrived in Champion Township.


Sad thing is 'Antilla' is a Finnish surname.  I would hope any young man from Finland would understand how to survive wet and cold, maybe he was intoxicated, I don't know, still very sad, I hate the thought of a child dying.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on October 31, 2019, 06:50:00 pm
Forgive me ladies and dogs, I founds some more pitchers on minez eyephonez of da Sitting Bull Falls and picnic houses between Carlsbad and Queen New Mexico.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 02:40:18 am
Entry 12 cont'd

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I just sat there in what must be hell like temps, drinking water, hoping I wouldn't enter cardiac arrest for what I had to do in order to have a chance at getting back to the top.

Firsts things first, I unclamped my Ortlieb banana bag, which after sending many items home, was now down to the portly sum of around 100 pounds and hiked it up the hill.

Next trip, my pelican cooler, helmet, anything else I could think of to get a little more weight off the bike and less chance of breaking camera equipment from a bad fall.

After two hikes up n down, I felt like I was going to die...............SERIOUSLY!  I have not ever been that hot in my life, my body felt like it was broiling internally. 

I sat down and rested for a few minutes, drank more water from my back bladder, thoughts began entering my mind that if I don't make it back up these stair steps, could this really be it for me.  I was thinking if I run out of water I only have a couple hours left before I'll die, if I hit the SOS button on my transponder, will they find me within a couple of hours?  The brain defeating its host, I'll not ever understand.

I got emotional, all the dust in me eyes  :peepwall: all the riding in triple digit heat the day before, my spine spasming the night before, the cramps I'd dealt with in my legs, I felt emotionally spent, though not quite physically yet.

That's when I just said phucket, I'm not dying in this phucking desert, I must get back to my dog and cat. 

I deflated my tires.  I mounted my big Austian girl, pressed the Race On button, hit the ignition switch, 1,301cc's burbling like a 69' Camaro RS, I turn off all electronic nannies, it's going to be me and the bike, I don't want any aids screwing me up because I may only get a few chances at this before it's too late, I'm out of water completely, and rescue personnel too far away to help.

It's amazing how a mans mortality can light a fire under his ass. 

I feathered the clutch lever out, game on mutha phucka.  It was poetry in motion and I'm not gloating.  I'm not that good of a rider, it felt like for the first time in my life, I wasn't a giant aboard a motorbike, nope, I wasn't 6'6" 275 pounds of 'merican manimal anymore, I was doing my best interpretation of Mr. Burch, allowing the 21 inch front wheel to climb over the smaller stair steps, the larger steps, much more clutch modulation to get the front wheel unloaded or up in the air a little to clear the higher steps.

I'd made it to the top on my first attempt, oh my dear lawwwwwwd, it gave me a second wind.

I strapped all the coke in the banana back on the bike, my pelican cooler, and I was on my way again, until I was lost again  :'(

Yes, now, I wasn't on any road or trail, I was in some farm lane.  I rode the lane for a couple of miles and began noticing water pipe strung out across the land.

Then, I rode up to within a couple hundred yards of an old early eighties Chevy pickup out in the middle of nowhere  :patch:

Then, I saw a barn in the distance.

No way, this can't any worse, please don't tell me I've just discovered a grow operation.   :'(

You know what that means if you've witnessed a large grow operation.

I turned around and hightailed it out of that place, found my Tkc 80 track, found my way back to the main trail and said, that's enough NM Backcountry Discovery Route for me solo.

I was almost back to the main road when I saw one of my neoprene elbow pads in the middle of the trail.  I didn't even stop, to hell with that pad, I bought it on clearance anyway, I'm getting back to civilization.

I made my way back to the main road, rode for a few miles, then stopped to regroup.  I was physically spent and almost out of water by this point.  I dropped my bike dismounting.  Picked it back up.  Then when I was ready to roll, I dropped my bike mounting it.  I just completed what felt like the impossible no more than 15-20 minutes before and now I can't dismount or mount my bike without dropping it.  That's the power of the mind, my friends.


I rode back to Carlsbad, NM, ran into a Subway, directly to the bathroom, I had stopped perspiring approximately 30-45 minutes previously.  I knew I had to get cooled down and some fluids in me.  I went into the bathroom, took both hands to splash some water on my face.  I wanted to bathe in the sink, but I was a little large.

I wanted a hotel room with A/C. 

Because of the oil boom in Southeast New Mexico, near Carlsbad, NM, there’s a shortage of hotel rooms. The cheapest room available was Days Inn at $291.00 + tax + fees, next cheapest, Comfort Inn priced $389.00 + tax + fees. Holiday Inn had 1 room left, $600 per night + tax + fees😳😳. I ended up riding another 70 miles to Roswell, NM where hotel prices are normal.

I'd survived, what felt like by the skin of my teeth.  I arrived at my hotel room in Roswell, NM, set the thermostat to Igloo, and drank fluids the rest of the day and night.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 03:32:37 am
Entry 13 - Aliens have Landed
Star date - 27 June 2018
Distance:  maybe 10 klicks


If the previous day hadn't been struggle enough, the next morning I clamped my gear on my Austrian ugly girl, mounted my bike, pressed the Race On button, cycled the ignition switch, fire in da holes. 

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot   Front tire psi (that's pounds per square inch for yous) 15 pounds?  That's horseshit, I inflated the front tire yesterday back up to mid thirties.

I peek around to the front rubber, Yayyyyyyyyyyyy, flat tire to begin the day.  Of course, I'm in NM so by 9am its 147 phucking degrees outside, so I just said phucket, went to the office, booked another night, unclamped my gear, and set out to find some real air pressure, not my little pump. 

First tire shop, umm....yeah.........sorry sir....we don't work on motorcycle tires.  Okay, no worries, may I just use your compressor to inflate my tire up more, so I can ride to another shop.  No, I can't let you use it, but I'll do it for you   

He couldn't get the valve to take air, I ended up leaving the tire shop with less tire pressure than when I'd stopped 

Next tire shop, oh sorry, we stopped plugging or patching motorbike tires years ago.  You've got to be shitting me 

I finally said to myself forget it, I'm going back to my hotel room and plugging it myself with my small compressor and see what happens.

I unwrap my tool roll, found my scoring tool, insert tool, tire plugs, but my rubber cement container had sprung a leak, no rubber cement. 

I began wondering if I was cursed on this ride.

Ahh, no way, I've got too much pride to believe in that curse horseshit.

So, I found a bike shop not far away.  Walked in, approached the parts counter and explained my predicament.  Well sir, we don't plug or patch motorcycle tires but we could order you a new Tkc 80 and have it here by tomorrow or the next day.   

That's when Jose walked up to save the day.  You see, Jose is the kind of man that isn't in a hurry to get you out of the store so he can get back on his smartphone and scroll his FB page, Jose comes to work to do his job and to help bikers get back on the road.

He asked me if I needed help.  Yes Jose, I need help.  Yada yada yada, I understand this establishment cannot plug tires for litigious reasons, however, I'm requesting I plug my own tire and all I need from you is some soapy water to find the hole, a dab of rubber cement, and some major air pressure.

Jose told me he'd meet me outside in a few minutes, he came outside in 105 degree heat, with a spray bottle filled with soapy water and Jose found the puncture.  Five minutes later, cocked, locked, and ready to rock. The plug is holding well, thank God. It would've taken me 2 days to get a new tire shipped in and mounted in 100 degree plus temps.

To top it all off, Jose would NOT take any money from me. Jose said, "you've been on the road a long time, and you've got a long way to go, my friend, I'm just glad I could help."

Thanks Jose.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 03:55:49 am
Entry 13 cont'd

Okay, it's still early, I've already booked the room for the night.  What am I to do with myself for the rest of the day?  Ride?  Hell no.  Rest and sightsee.

So, I go downtown to the famous UFO Museum in downtown Roswell, New Mexico.

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Roswell is famous for the spaceship that crash landed near here back in July 1947.

For those of you that actually read the words and are like yeah, okay Big Oil.  ::) 

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Do you really believe we are the only beings in a universe so vast? 

Of course news like this could be catastrophic for mankind here on earth, it could cause mass hysteria, chaos, social unrest, rioting, etc. 

Your mind will not allow you to believe such things, it's natural to doubt what we are afraid or unsure of.

What if I told you the United States of America and Russia have spaceships and aliens miles under ground in laboratories that have been studied by the brightest minds on earth for decades, would you believe me?  Of course not  :biggrin: 

Two nations as bright and powerful as Russia and the USA, two nations that put man in orbit and on the moon has the ability to hide extra terrestrials from the rest of mankind in elaborate underground facilities.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 04:09:34 am
Entry 13 cont'd

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 04:16:40 am
Entry 13 cont'd - Roswell, New Mexico

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L.D. Sparks
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Sherriff Wilcox

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 04:32:08 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 04:33:52 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 04:34:31 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 04:35:25 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 04:36:39 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 04:45:37 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 04:46:56 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 04:49:48 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 05:33:07 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 05:34:07 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 05:40:22 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 05:41:12 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 05:43:36 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 06:19:17 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 06:20:03 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 06:20:33 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 06:21:15 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 06:21:55 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 06:22:51 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 06:25:54 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 06:26:42 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 06:28:51 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 06:51:50 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 06:56:27 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 07:06:36 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 07:07:07 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 07:08:04 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 07:08:49 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 07:09:50 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 07:12:45 am
After my visit to the museum, I felt I deserved a nice dinner, so I found a nice quiet Thai restaurant in Roswell, New Mexico to dine.

Fried Tofu with crushed peanut dipping sauce for an appetizer, Chicken Pad Thai glazed with a crushed peanut sauce, and a nice strong beverage to wash it down!

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 07:32:50 am
Images I captured at Area 51  :peepwall:


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 11:56:59 am
Relax Wilddogs, I didn't make it to Area 51, as if someone could get that close, especially on a motorbike.

Here's the real photo from the museum.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 02:11:45 pm
Roswell, New Mexico cont'd

I rested comfortably that night in my hotel room.  So much so, I got up the next morning and said to myself.............day off.

I booked another night, set the thermostat to 49F and went back to sleep.  And I slept and I slept. 

Then, I made the decision to reduce more weight off the bike....by sending more stuff home I chose not to carry from that point on.

Good decision.  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 03:28:21 pm
Entry 14 - Lincoln County New Mexico
Star date - 29 June 2018
Distance:  484 klicks


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I awoke the morning of 29 June, bright eyed and bushy tailed.  I was well rested and raring to mount my Austrian ugly girl, and burn some hi-test across the lands in which one of my all time favorite 'murican heroes, Henry McCarty, aka William H. Bonney, aka Billy the Kid.  First stop, the historic Hondo Valley..

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This area of New Mexico is rich in history of gunslinging bandits, robbers, killers, etc.

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Little is known about Billy the Kid’s early days, but he was most likely born Henry McCarty in the Irish slums of New York City sometime in late 1859. Raised by a single mother, he moved to Wichita, Kansas, as a boy before later migrating west to New Mexico in the early 1870s. Henry quickly adapted to life in the rugged territory and became fluent in Spanish, but his sickly mother died of tuberculosis in 1874, leaving him an orphan at the age of just 14. Left in the care of an absentee stepfather, the future gunslinger spent the next year living in foster homes and boardinghouses. Before long, he fell in with a rough crowd and turned to petty crime and thievery.

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Henry McCarty’s first run-in with the law came in 1875, when he assisted a local street tough known as “Sombrero Jack” in stealing clothing from a Chinese laundry. Henry hid the loot in his boarding house, but was arrested after his landlord turned him in to the sheriff. The crime only carried a minor sentence, but rather than face punishment, the wiry youth escaped the jailhouse by shimmying up a chimney. McCarty then fled town and embarked on a career as a roving ranch hand, gambler and gang member. He became handy with a Winchester rifle and a Colt revolver, and in August 1877 he killed his first man during a dispute in an Arizona saloon. That same year, he adopted the alias “William H. Bonney” and became known as “Billy the Kid” or simply “The Kid.”


Billy the Kid first earned his reputation as a gunslinger in 1878, when he participated in a bloody frontier war in Lincoln County, New Mexico. The conflict centered on a business rivalry between British-born rancher John Tunstall and a pair of Irish tycoons named James Dolan and Lawrence Murphy. Dolan and Murphy’s outfit—known as “The House”—had long held a monopoly over the dry goods and cattle trades in Lincoln County. When they tried to intimidate Tunstall’s upstart operation, the Englishman enlisted the Kid and several other gunmen to protect his property. The tensions finally boiled over in February 1878, when Tunstall was murdered by a posse organized by Sheriff William Brady, a supporter of The House.

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Following Tunstall’s death, the Kid and several other former employees organized themselves into a vigilante group called “The Regulators” and swore revenge. In what became known as the “Lincoln County War,” the Regulators assassinated Sheriff Brady and spent the next several months shooting it out with The House’s forces. In July 1878, the feud reached its climax with a deadly, five-day firefight in the town of Lincoln, after which the Regulators disbanded and the two sides sealed a flimsy peace agreement. The Kid left the war with a reputation as one of the West’s most skilled gunmen, but he remained wanted for the murder of Sheriff Brady. He would spend the rest of his life on the run from the authorities.

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Unlike other Old West outlaws such as Jesse James, Cole Younger or Butch Cassidy, Billy the Kid didn’t make his living as a bandit. The young gunslinger stole the occasional horse, but he never once held up a bank, train or even a stagecoach. Outside of his gunfighting days with the Regulators, his main criminal enterprise was rustling cattle on the New Mexico plains.

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The Kid was known for his easygoing personality, but he wasn’t afraid to draw his six-shooter when provoked. In a four-year span between 1877 and 1881, the baby-faced outlaw was involved in the shooting deaths of some nine men, at least four of whom he killed singlehandedly. One particularly legendary gunfight unfolded in January 1880 at a New Mexico saloon. As the story goes, a drunk named Joe Grant was terrorizing the bar’s patrons and threatening to kill someone before the night was out. Sensing trouble, the Kid casually approached Grant and remarked, “That’s a mighty nice looking six-shooter you got.” He then slipped Grant’s gun out of its holster, spun its cylinder so that its next shot would be an empty chamber, and handed it back. It proved to be a wise move. Later that evening, Grant pulled the same pistol on the Kid and tried to shoot him in the back. When it didn’t fire, the Kid drew his own gun and shot Grant dead.

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In late 1880, Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett tracked the Kid to a cabin in Stinking Springs, New Mexico, and forced his surrender. The outlaw was found guilty of the murder of Sheriff William Brady and confined to the Lincoln courthouse. He was scheduled for a date with the hangman, but on the evening of April 28, 1881, he engineered the most daring getaway of his criminal career. During a trip to the outhouse, the Kid slipped out of his handcuffs, ambushed a guard and shot the man to death with his own pistol. He then armed himself with a double-barreled shotgun and gunned down a second guard who was crossing the street. Once in control of the courthouse, the Kid collected a small arsenal of weapons, cut his leg shackles with a pickaxe and fled town on a stolen horse. News of the brazen escape was soon reprinted in newspapers across the country, making the Kid the most wanted man in the West.
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After his escape from death row, the Kid spent several months hiding out on the frontier and taking refuge with sympathetic locals in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. He neglected to keep a low profile, however, and it wasn’t long before Sheriff Pat Garrett and two deputies rode into town. On the night of July 14, 1881, Garrett went to the home of rancher Peter Maxwell to question him about the outlaw’s whereabouts. No sooner had he woken Maxwell than the Kid also approached the house, having stopped nearby to get beef for a late dinner. When he noticed the silhouette of one of Garrett’s deputies on the porch, the Kid drew his pistol and backed toward the door, shouting, “Who’s that?” in Spanish. As he entered Maxwell’s darkened bedroom, he spotted the shadowy outline of Garrett and once again asked, “Who’s that?” Upon recognizing the Kid’s voice, Sheriff Garrett drew his six-shooter and fired off two rounds in his direction. One bullet struck the 21-year-old near his heart, killing him instantly.

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Pat Garrett became an Old West legend for killing Billy the Kid, yet as the years passed, rumors circulated that the Sheriff had either shot the wrong man or helped fake the outlaw’s death. In the late 1940s, an elderly Texas man known as “Brushy Bill” Roberts even claimed to be Billy the Kid in the flesh, but his story was largely discredited after family records revealed his birthdate to be 1879. Other investigators have since theorized that the Kid lived to be an old man under the alias “John Miller.” Miller’s alleged remains were exhumed in 2005, but a plan to compare his DNA to the Kid’s never materialized. Despite the controversy, historical records show that the Kid’s body was positively identified by several different people the day after his shooting, leading most historians to conclude that Sheriff Garrett got the right man.


The Kid was a celebrity in his own time, but his legend only grew after his death thanks to dime novels, television shows and Hollywood films. Beginning with the 1911 silent film “Billy the Kid,” the gun-toting outlaw’s story has appeared on the big screen more than 50 times. Some of the most famous actors to play the Kid include Roy Rogers, Paul Newman, Val Kilmer and Emilio Estevez.



I entered the old town of Lincoln, New Mexico, famous for Billy's daring escape from jail.  I have video footage that I will be adding of my ride through Lincoln at the end of the report.

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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 03:54:40 pm
Entry 14 cont'd

I was getting ornery, this polar bear needed food, so where else would a michigander polar bear find food, Smokey Bear Restaurant in Capitan, New Mexico, of course.

    The Smokey Bear Restaurant has been the location of a number of movies. It is located at 310 Smokey Bear Blvd. in Capitan, New Mexico (next to the Post Office), and still a local favorite. Home cooking and a friendly relaxed atmosphere draw people from around the country. When in the area a visit to the Bear is a must.
    Maybe your mom might be able to serve a better breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but unlike your mom the Bear is open seven days a week. The prices are very affordable. You can try other places to eat, spend more money, and endure disappointment or you can just drop by the Smokey Bear Restaurant for good eats and good times.
    Capitan is home for Smokey The Bear Museum and some residents say that Billy The Kid's ghost still lurks around these parts.  There are more than just a few area attractions to keep visitors here for a wonderful and exciting adventure as they explore old west history, Trinity Site (the first atomic bomb), ancient lava flows (Valley of Fire ) and more. So don't waste your valuable time looking for a place to eat when the Bear is just next door.


I lost the pic of the sweetheart waitresses that cared for my every need while enjoying breakfast at the Smokey Bear Restaurant.  Motorcycle friendly establishment.  The ladies offered to ice and fill my water bladders, free of charge.  They were rewarded for their hospitality and generosity. 

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Upon leaving, I noticed that my RAM mount was loose around my handlebar.  Instead of digging out my tool bag, I rode down the street to an auto mechanic and reluctantly asked him if I could simply borrow a pair of vise grips and explained my situation.  Instead of handing me vise-grips, he set me up with a Snap-On ratchet and a deep well socket!  It may have been quicker to dig out the tool wrap, because the shop owner and a couple of his employees and I struck up a 1/2 hour convo on where I was from (the accent) and the bike.


I was off to ride the remainder of the Billy the Kid Trail.  First stop, Fort Stanton.

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Fort Stanton  is situated on 240 acres and surrounded by 25,000 acres of undeveloped BLM land in south-central New Mexico. There are 88 buildings on this historic site, some dating back to 1855. Built of local stone, the sturdy buildings have lasted to this day, but most are in great need of preservation and development. The Fort features officers' quarters and barracks, a hospital and morgue, nurses' quarters, a guardhouse, a dining hall, a chapel, a power plant and laundry, a gymnasium and pool, a fire station, horse stables and a (functioning) U.S. post office. The only preserved and renovated building at the Fort is now used as the Fort Stanton museum and administrative office. The Merchant Marine Cemetery at Fort Stanton, with rows of white crosses and a taller monument, is a dramatic site not far from the fort.

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Established in 1855 as a military post to control the Mescalero Apache Indians, Fort Stanton may be one of the most intact 19th century military forts in all of America today. It is certainly one of the most impressive historic settings of any site in the southwest United States. Although the use of many military forts established during the western expansion diminished by the turn of the century, Fort Stanton continued on in its noble service to New Mexico and the nation well into the 20th century.

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In1861, the Fort was abandoned to Confederate forces in the early stages of the American Civil War. The retreating forces tried to burn the fort, but a rainstorm extinguished the fire. The Confederates completed the destruction when they left after only a month's occupation. The fort returned to the Union fold in 1862, under the command of the legendary Christopher (Kit) Carson. The Fort was rebuilt after the war.

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During the 1880s, Black soldiers from Fort Stanton helped pursue Apache bands led by Victorio and Geronimo. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing served two tours of duty at Fort Stanton in the 1880s. After closure as an Army post the Fort served as a Merchant Marine Tuberculosis Hospital, a WWII internee camp, a training school for the mentally disabled and most recently as a low security women's prison and hosted several juvenile, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. It is currently a state monument and museum, visited by tens of thousands of tourists each year.


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Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Black_Hawk on November 01, 2019, 03:58:11 pm
Thanks for all the effort that you put into this thread.

I really enjoy it, keep it coming  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 04:17:45 pm
Thanks for all the effort that you put into this thread.

I really enjoy it, keep it coming  :thumleft:

My pleasure, thank you for following.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 01, 2019, 04:49:23 pm
Entry 14 cont'd

Riding the Billy the Kid Trail was nirvana on 2 wheels.  I felt like the only one out there.  Just me and my Austrian ugly, carving some dirt n burnin' some rubber.

I was nearing a majestic area named Ruidoso, New Mexico.  I'd heard many things about the area as some of my relatives had visited there previously.

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I pulled onto the main road to Ruidoso, traffic was intense, nothing like I'd been riding, I was in awe of the natural beauty on both sides of the road as I dropped elevation towards downtown.  The speed limit I'd been experiencing had been 55-65mph.  All of a sudden, the speed limit had changed to 45mph, 4 lanes wide, there was a man in front of me swerving, I just wanted to pass him, get him and a few cars behind me.  I gently twisted for more go juice, my big lunged Austrian gal effortlessly peeled by all the cars in. My. Way!

And..................that's when, in the opposing lane, driving up the mountain at a high rate of speed, are 3 New Mexico State Police cruisers, all blacked out, no lights on top, they have the new L.E.D. lamps inside the cruiser, upper windshield to be more discreet, though none of the cruisers were lit up!  My mouth drops into, not my belly, my scrotum, because I damn near had a stroke when I looked down at my screen to determine my velocity.
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: Mr Zog on November 02, 2019, 01:34:15 am
Roswell....

Say it softly, just a whisper, with a conspiratorial tone. You get a lot more people listening when you talk softly  :lol8:

It's another spot on my bucket list.

And yes, we are not the only ones in this vast universe  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 02, 2019, 04:15:01 am
Roswell....

Say it softly, just a whisper, with a conspiratorial tone. You get a lot more people listening when you talk softly  :lol8:

It's another spot on my bucket list.

And yes, we are not the only ones in this vast universe  :thumleft:

I had my fill.  It's a tourist trap in all honesty.  There are much more scenic places to visit in New Meh-he-co, as you'll see if ya feel me cuz  :deal:
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 02, 2019, 04:45:43 am
Entry 14 cont'd

I look in my mirrors for Johnny Law and to my surprise I was in the clear, until I wasn't!

I was riding along thinking I'd just dodged a big bullet.  Nawwwwww, oncoming cars began using their 4-way flashers and pulling off to their right side as they saw what I wasn't seeing, Johnny Law screaming up on my six at probably a buck ten.

I pulled over, removed my helmet..............couldn't wait to scope out Johnny or Josephine Law, you know, sometimes you can tell how bad it's gonna be just by the look on the face of the cop.

Well, out of the cruiser walks a fricken cyborg, ex-military all the way, head shaved down to bare metal as he places his constables hat on his chrome dome, his uniform has zero wrinkles, his shoes polished, yep, the kind of guy who hasn't ever broken a rule and followed every order!  I'm thinking I'm going to be camping out in the Lincoln County Jail with the ghost of Billy the Kid here soon.

I was wrong, the officer was a perfect gentlemen, listened to my excuses, understood, I was respectful and pleasant with him the whole time.  He wrote me a big fat speeding ticket, he did his job, I can't fault him for that.  Thankfully, no impound or trip to the pokey.  We shook hands and I was free to go.

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Fortunately, as my trip progressed, I contacted the court on the matter.  Turns out the traffic judge is a female, so I drafted a charming letter requesting the ticket be discarded in lieu of a small and reasonable fine.  She agreed.  The court emailed me, requested I mail them a check and upon check clearing, she'll toss the ticket in the garbage.  Shewwwwwww.  That would've been an enormous surcharge added to my auto insurance policy had she not agreed.  Pays to be cordial and respectful.

Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 02, 2019, 05:57:06 am
Entry 14 cont'd

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After my traffic citation, I continued south towards Cloudcroft, New Mexico to stop at an establishment to try their famous hamburgers, a woman in Roswell told me I had to try.   

As I climbed elevation, the mesh jersey I was wearing wasn't quite doing the job, so I had to stop and add a couple of layers to keep me dry and warm

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As I was riding through Mescalero Indian Reservation, I paid special attention not to get off the main roads and onto Indian land.  The reservations are sovereign, have their own cops and courts and the penalties steep. 

On the way, I stopped next to the road for a breather and to capture a few pics of some beautiful horses on reservation lands.

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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Billy%20the%20Kid%20Lincoln/DSC03074.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Billy%20the%20Kid%20Lincoln/DSC03074.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Billy%20the%20Kid%20Lincoln/DSC03082.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Billy%20the%20Kid%20Lincoln/DSC03082.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Billy%20the%20Kid%20Lincoln/DSC03085.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Billy%20the%20Kid%20Lincoln/DSC03085.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
Post by: big oil on November 02, 2019, 06:13:01 am
Entry 14 cont'd

I arrived in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, found the burger joint, but it wasn't the right vibe for my attire.

I ended up talking with some locals down the street about the so called have to have burger.

They told me to skip the place, the burger is nothing more than an overhyped piece of shit  :imaposer:

Okay, no worries, I carried on.

To this nice overlook...

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I was told I had to scope out a waterfall while I was in the area.  I enjoyed the trail back to the waterfall, though the waterfall was slightly underwhelming. 

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Billy%20the%20Kid%20Lincoln/DSC03090.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Billy%20the%20Kid%20Lincoln/DSC03090.jpg.html)

I'll be adding video footage to this post at a later date.

That was it, except for the amazing ride down the mountains from Cloudcroft to Alamogordo, New Mexico.  Nirvana again.  As I went down in elevation it got very warm again.



I arrived at my hotel, ate dinner, and crashed, thermostat set to igloo.  I had a very very comfortable room for chump change.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da USA & Canada🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 03, 2019, 04:53:58 am
Rewind ladies, Ri, Rynet,  :pot:,  and gentlemen, let me take you back to Lincoln, New Mexico, site of The Lincoln War I spoke of previously.  Hop on if you please.

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The old Dolan House







The former Dolan Mercantile and Lincoln County Courthouse.










Title: Re: 🇺🇸Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da USA & Canada🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 03, 2019, 05:53:35 am
Riwind.....back to Lincoln National Forest, I found sum video footage of Bluff Spring south of Cloudcroft, New Mexico around Russian Canyon!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da USA & Canada🇨🇦
Post by: Tom van Brits on November 04, 2019, 01:40:52 am
It's been a while playing catchup on this thread, and have or had many comment but interrupted myself and read on!
My favorite car in the states is the Dodge challanger.....rather special since I am actually a Chevy fan. There are a few Fords I like as well like most Mustangs especially the Old Shelby.

Did you read about this find as well? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_of_Humankind

I loved the dinosaur part, and also the geology!

Thanks for sharing :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da USA & Canada🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 07, 2019, 07:32:37 am
It's been a while playing catchup on this thread, and have or had many comment but interrupted myself and read on!
My favorite car in the states is the Dodge challanger.....rather special since I am actually a Chevy fan. There are a few Fords I like as well like most Mustangs especially the Old Shelby.

Did you read about this find as well? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_of_Humankind

I loved the dinosaur part, and also the geology!

Thanks for sharing :thumleft:

The Challenger blends old school cool with current tech nicely.  It's quite a car especially with the 707 HP and 800 HP versions.

I've not heard of the Cradle, though that stuff is very interesting to me, thanks for sharing.  I see it's a World Heritage Site, that'd be a must see.

Yeah, dinosaurs fascinate me.

My pleasure  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 07, 2019, 07:35:18 am
Rewind, if you please, videos aren't really my cup o' tea, but if you must see vid footage of downtown Dallas, Texas, here ye are:









Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: jaybiker on November 07, 2019, 11:37:25 am
Well after all that boring old history culture and scenery the Dallas footage was so interesting, I just couldn't watch to the end of it.  :-\
Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: Clockwork Orange on November 07, 2019, 03:52:15 pm
Hey Big Oil. Really enjoying this. Keep it coming and thanks for taking the time.
Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 07, 2019, 08:42:47 pm
Well after all that boring old history culture and scenery the Dallas footage was so interesting, I just couldn't watch to the end of it.  :-\

Couldn’t agree more!
Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 07, 2019, 08:44:39 pm
Hey Big Oil. Really enjoying this. Keep it coming and thanks for taking the time.

Thanks C.O., it’s a lot of work, glad someone is enjoying my report.

Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: mox on November 07, 2019, 09:14:40 pm
Where is JR?

Still enjoying your posts. Thank you  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 08, 2019, 01:36:31 am
Where is JR?

Still enjoying your posts. Thank you  :thumleft:

J.R. Ewing began to see how toxic his adulterous ways had affected Sue Ellen, so he broke up with mistress, Kristen Shepard, then him and Sue Ellen fell deeper in love, he retired from the family business, both lived out their years in sunny South Africa, near Mossel Bay  :ricky:
Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 08, 2019, 02:33:25 am
Globe Life Park home of the Texas Rangers professional baseball team at Arlington, Texas.






AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League Arlington, Texas.




Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 08, 2019, 03:34:19 am
Let's go back to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico

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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 08, 2019, 04:23:13 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 08, 2019, 04:38:01 am
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Screen%20Shot%202019-11-07%20at%209.43.31%20PM.png) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/Screen%20Shot%202019-11-07%20at%209.43.31%20PM.png.html)

Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 10, 2019, 04:52:07 am
Entry 15 - Space Race
Star date - 30 June 2018
Distance:  12 klicks


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I visited the NM Space Museum in Alamogordo, New Mexico.  I didn't actually visit the museum, just the museum grounds as I was too cheap to pay admission to enter the museum inside the building.  It was like 2 tanks of gasoline to enter, I was like no way!  Here's the ride up Indian Wells Road in Alamogordo to the museum which is placed as you'll see at the base of the mountains.



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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 10, 2019, 04:55:18 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 10, 2019, 04:57:14 am
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/NM%20Space%20Museum/DSC03105.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/NM%20Space%20Museum/DSC03105.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 10, 2019, 04:59:15 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 10, 2019, 04:59:59 am
(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/NM%20Space%20Museum/DSC03118.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Summer%202018/New%20Mexico/NM%20Space%20Museum/DSC03118.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 10, 2019, 05:01:16 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 10, 2019, 05:02:13 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 10, 2019, 05:03:11 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 10, 2019, 05:04:36 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 10, 2019, 05:05:42 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 10, 2019, 05:06:35 am
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I picked this up........easily...........then Chuck Norris walked by and picked it up with his.................pinky finger.

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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 10, 2019, 05:08:46 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 11, 2019, 05:28:01 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 11, 2019, 05:29:48 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 11, 2019, 05:35:19 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 11, 2019, 05:38:40 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 11, 2019, 05:42:31 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 11, 2019, 05:44:37 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 11, 2019, 05:47:12 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 11, 2019, 05:57:43 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on November 11, 2019, 07:42:33 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 12, 2019, 12:46:28 am
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Title: Re: Nasty Austrian🇦🇹 Conquers da 🇺🇸 & 🇨🇦
Post by: big oil on November 12, 2019, 01:19:11 am
Entry 15 - Big Bowl of Blow
Star date - 30 June 2018
Distance:  55 klicks


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Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world's largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here.







People
Over 10,000 years ago the first people came to White Sands National Monument in search of food, water, and shelter. In more recent times, Spanish explorers and miners came to the basin in pursuit of salt, gypsum, and other resources. Ranchers also took advantage of the expansive grasslands in the basin until the bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II, which caused the U.S. Military to see the value of using the basin for scientific research and technological development.

Places
Each generation of visitors to the Tularosa Basin and White Sands National Monument have left their mark. Today monument visitors can experience some of the most iconic historic places associated with the basin’s rich history. These places include the monument’s historic district, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the historic Lucero Ranch on the western shoreline of Lake Lucero. Visitors interested in learning more about the Tularosa Basin’s military history can also visit the White Sands Missile Range Museum and Trinity Site, the place where the first atomic bomb was tested in 1945.


Stories
Stories passed down from one generation to the next capture the monument’s rich history and the many accounts of people who have worked here. These stories include the legend of La Pavura Blanca and firsthand accounts of what ranching life was like on the range in the early 1900s. Park rangers also tell their stories about being employees for the National Park Service and what it is like to work at White Sands National Monument.

Scenery that is never the same twice, colorful sunsets, and the brilliant night sky is an inspiration to many different artists worldwide. Did you know that White Sands National Monument has been the backdrop for many feature films, music videos and commercials? The bright white sands, blue skies, and picturesque mountains provide the perfect setting for commercial filming, photography, and various other art forms.


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Like a mirage, dazzling white sand dunes shimmer in the tucked-way Tularosa Basin in southern New Mexico. They shift and settle over the Chihuahuan Desert, covering 275 square miles—the largest gypsum dunefield in the world. White Sands National Monument preserves more than half of this oasis, its shallow water supply, and the plants and animals living here.
 
Animals
White Sands National Monument has unusually harsh environmental conditions, even for the desert. But that hasn’t stopped animal species from adapting, surviving, and even thriving here. If you look closely, you can see their tracks in the sand to remind yourself of their presence. And while it may be hard to imagine, there are over 800 species of animals that call white sands their home.


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Geology
One of the most outstanding features of White Sands National Monument is its unique geology. Without it, the white sands of New Mexico would not be here!


Natural Features & Ecosystems
To the untrained eye, White Sands National Monument can appear as a stark and desolate place, but in reality the monument is composed of complex, interconnected ecosystems. Even the soil is teeming with life. Tiny organisms called cyanobacterium layer themselves into a woven mat that forms the top surface of the soil in the areas between dunes. Step lightly and keep your eyes open! You never know what you might see.


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Paleontology
Thousands of years ago, giant animals roamed the shores of an ancient lake that covered what is now White Sands National Monument. Columbian mammoths, giant sloths, and dire wolves stepped in the muddy banks of Lake Otero, leaving behind their footprints. Today evidence of the path they walked is preserved in the sediments of Alkali flat. Prints made of gypsum crystals, dolomite and sand are visible at the surface, and some tracks go on for two miles!


Plants
Plants play a critical role in the ecosystems of White Sands National Monument, stabilizing the leading edges of the dunes and providing both food and shelter for wildlife. But it isn't easy eking out a living here in this harsh landscape!


Environmental Factors
It’s hard to imagine the Tularosa Basin without white sands. The sand covers approximately 275 square miles, but this is the result of a perfectly balanced ecosystem. We need just the right amount of rain, sun, groundwater, and wind. So, what happens if any part of this system is disrupted? Salt cedars can drink up to 200 gallons of water a day and will outcompete the native species. Additionally, if temperatures continue to increase and speed the rate of evaporation, the prevailing northeasterly winds that shape the dunes today could blow them all away.


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