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Title: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 03:27:21 am
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome, tip of me hat to ya, here is a place where I will do my best, which is sometimes worthless, of portraying what life is like for me here in the most beautiful state of all, Michigan.

Last Saturday, a smart ass go getter 24 year old friend, I can stomach somedays, sometimes not, without a DL, Joseph, asked me to chauffeur him, his lovely prego wife, Becca, and his two babies, up to the home they recently had closed on.

Outside temps were crisp at 8am, at 18C, though the sun was shining bright and temps quickly increased to about 29C by 9am.

No A/C in their home, so I reclined my seats in my bakkie, turned the A/C seats on high, A/C turned on 15C, a little Bob Seger playing on my iPod to drown out the purr of the diesel.

I awoke 3 hours later when lovely Becca opened my passenger side door to gently and quietly tell me my lunch had been prepared and we would be eating on the front porch.

Now that's a woman.   ;)  A woman who is so caring and nurturing to her hubby, her children, and me, a woman who talks with such a low soft gentle voice, she puts me in a trance.

Waiting for me on front porch table was oven pan filled with beautiful aroma emanating from her delicious homemade meatloaf topped with her tasty homemade sauce, along with boiled red potatoes, for our main course, jello laced with cream cheese and or homemade from scratch yellow cake with chocolate fudge frosting, for desert.

A wonderful meal, ohhhhhh it was mouth watering delicious.   :drif:

After lunch, I was bored listening to Joseph's bullshit, so I told him I'd be back for him in a few hours, I was going to drive up to the nearby annual  Steam and Thresher show between Leslie and Mason, Michigan.

Here's a few iPhone pics of what I saw. 

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 03:32:31 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 03:46:31 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 03:50:36 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 03:53:47 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: TeeJay on August 02, 2019, 05:48:21 am
Nice - keep it coming  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: OomD on August 02, 2019, 05:55:59 am
Just love those tractors and stuff!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: jaybiker on August 02, 2019, 11:13:53 am
I take it back - or some of it. When I said I don't give a shit about 4 wheeled vehicles, they do nothing for me, I meant cars!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 02:09:31 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 02:12:06 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on August 02, 2019, 02:17:30 pm
Nice  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 02:20:16 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 02:21:08 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 02:21:54 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: jaybiker on August 02, 2019, 02:44:20 pm
That Mcormick trekker in reply no.8 shows that when they wanted an ignition system they didn't fart around with poxy electronic miniatures.

THAT'S an ignition system!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 02:45:36 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: G駻rard on August 02, 2019, 02:46:36 pm
Someone better hold Chris Louw down or he's gonna get an attack of something.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 02:49:23 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 02:55:42 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 02:55:59 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 03:06:18 pm
Ladies and gentlemen, please forgive video quality, I only had my 4yr old iPhone 6 on my person. 

Mic, lens, and speaker are tired.  Please watch my vid in HD for best experience.

Thank you.


Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2019, 03:30:08 pm
Ladies and dogs, please forgive vid quality, please see above.

I was riding the wagon towed by a tractor in bumpy conditions.

I wanted to jump off to get closer, but it wasn't safe.


Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 12:14:14 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 12:15:52 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 12:18:37 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 12:20:42 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 12:22:10 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 12:25:00 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 12:25:52 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 12:36:30 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 12:41:34 am
It made me happy to see future generation enjoying themselves at such an event.

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Then, my archaic iPhone began acting erratically, capturing random images.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 01:02:18 am
One of the most reliable and toughest bakkies ever produced. 

A vehicle, like original Toyota bakkies you can buy in ZA, this bakkie will run and run and run, abuse it as much as you want.

Like the old design FJ series, when this old GM product gets tired, if that happens, you can rebuild or buy a GM crate engine cheap, you can rebuild the whole truck over and over again, just like the craftsmanship found in old FJ series.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/IMG_E3809.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/IMG_E3809.jpg.html)

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I edited this pic to cut down the lights to see just how perfect this truck is.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 01:20:31 am
It was time to go, so I began walking towards my bakkie, this woman had a look of disgust with me. :xxbah: 

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I look to see if any horns have begun to protrude from her head.  >:D

As I slowly inch towards it, fearing an attack to my jugular, she asks in a bitchy tone

Her: did you have fun taking pics of that beautiful blonde?  :xxbah:
Me:  I say nothing, she may be bluffing.  :laughing7:
Her:  Well?  :xxbah:
Me:  Well what?  :laughing7:
Her:  Oh whatever you dog.  ::)
Me:  I have no clue what you talking  :laughing7:
Her:  yeah.........okay  ::)
Me:  I'm a Wilddog  :peepwall:


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: jacbot on August 03, 2019, 06:49:28 pm
Thanks big oil, I'm a huge fan of old machines, and these pictures did get my attention.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 08:11:50 pm
Thanks big oil, I'm a huge fan of old machines, and these pictures did get my attention.

My pleasure  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: boland on August 03, 2019, 08:41:36 pm
Awesome pics. I知 planning on attending Villiersdorp痴 veteran tractor show next weekend. Now I知 hyped! I love the 2 cylinder parrafin John Deeres. And the old 2-stroke diesels
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 10:35:22 pm
Awesome pics. I知 planning on attending Villiersdorp痴 veteran tractor show next weekend. Now I知 hyped! I love the 2 cylinder parrafin John Deeres. And the old 2-stroke diesels

Thanks Mr boland, I hope you take some pics at Villiersdorp show.

I want see tractors in your neck of the woods.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 10:49:05 pm
Ladies and dogs, allow me to back up around one month ago, It was a lovely Michigan day.

Sun was shining bright.  I had craving for favorite Bell's beer, Oberon and Two Hearted Ale.

So, I mounted blitzkrieg to Kalamazoo on my most recent 2-wheeled acquisition.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/June%2030%20BMW%20to%20Lake%20Michigan/DSC07790.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/June%2030%20BMW%20to%20Lake%20Michigan/DSC07790.jpg.html)


From Bell's I rode to South Haven, Michigan, eastern shore of Lake Michigan.  SH is pretty harbor town.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/June%2030%20BMW%20to%20Lake%20Michigan/DSC07791.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/June%2030%20BMW%20to%20Lake%20Michigan/DSC07791.jpg.html)



Before I left SH, I rode down near SH Yacht Club on inlet from Lake Michigan.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/June%2030%20BMW%20to%20Lake%20Michigan/DSC07792.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/June%2030%20BMW%20to%20Lake%20Michigan/DSC07792.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: SmuGS on August 03, 2019, 11:19:30 pm
You bought a 1150..?? Congrats man.. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 11:29:29 pm
My alarm went off this morning at 6am.  I hit the snooze once or 5 times, whoooooze countinnn.

Joseph needed help getting a few bales to Hillsdale Auction.  I hooked up to my motorbike trailer and drove down to his current home.

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You may notice Joseph's throne in the following pic  :imaposer:

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We left Joe's heading to Hillsdale, with the grass in the bed of my bakkie, I kept top speed to around 72kph.

We arrived at Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, guess how many bales I lost driving down there?

During grass unload, I walked off with camera. 

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Pic of new auction barn under construction.

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Shot a pic for yous of Ford Super Duty F450 crew cab dually, equipped with 6.7L Powerstroke diesel.  This truck is DRW (dual rear wheel) much higher towing capacity vs SRW.  He's towing a livestock trailer., equipped with a gooseneck bed-mounted hitch.   This model truck is capable of towing  15,650 kilograms or 34,500 pounds.  Impressive numbers.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 11:37:59 pm
This guy brought in large load, his old Ford F250 diesel was sagging pretty good in the rear, I bet he was way over Ford's recommended gooseneck weight, but some of these idiots don't consider what may happen if such a load came off truck or something broke and demolished other motorists.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 11:42:26 pm
From Hillsdale Auction, we drove short distance to feed mill.  Joseph had not yet gotten on my nerves, he was behaving, most likely because his little boy was in back seat.

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a little closer


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2019, 11:53:18 pm
I looked over to see a mint condition 94 or 95 Dodge Ram Dually, equipped with naturally aspirated gasoline Magnum V10.

I asked farmer if I could shoot pics, he said sure.

Farmer John told me he purchased truck brand new off lot in 1995.  He uses it solely as farm truck, does not daily drive.

It has only 61,??? miles or just shy of 100,000 kilometers  :drif:

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The truck has not been restored, John care much for her, keeps his truck original and looking new.  John smart, not stupid  :imaposer:

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 04, 2019, 12:08:28 am
We stopped at bank, then went to dollar store to get Joe's wife some Downy Fabric Softener.

Then, all of sudden, I thought I may have flat tire, so we had to stop and check all tires for adequate pressure.....................

just so happened I stopped in front of gun shop   >:D

All tires on bakkie and trailer inflated to proper psi  ;)

I had found a Marlin Glenfield Model 25 bolt action rifle, I didn't know I had, in my closet.

I bet I placed in closet the year my grandfather died, 1989.  He had given me the rifle.

Mr Gun Shop claims Marlin sold millions of them over a span of several decades.

Only worth between $75 and $125usd.

I will not sell my grandfathers gun for such few dollars.

I bought 100 bullets, I'm going to give rifle and bullets to a pair of poor brothers, 12  & 10 years old, they work harder than your average 18-30 year old when I hire them to weed whip, pick up sticks, rake leaves, clean landscaping, etc.




Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 04, 2019, 12:53:14 am
And that is when I received some bad news.  Some immigrant friends of mine, started with nothing, lived in small barn until enough money to build bigger barn, lived in bigger barn until enough money to buy materials to build renovate dilapidated old farm house. 

Well, tragedy struck today  :'(. No insurance.  :'(  Many children to feed  :'(.

I went to store, purchased a bakkie bed load of food, beverage, water, and dropped it off at their home. 

During my visit, I was beside myself, these people can't afford for this to happen, they live on very little.  Of course the exterior of home and remaining buildings look very nice, he's a master builder with lots of help, but not enough money for building materials. 

Good news:  no children or humans died.  We made plans immediately, had biggest dumpster delivered in area, had large and small track-hoe on scene within a short time, the community prepared food, lots of these people from local Amish community delivered food.  Emergency veterinarians on scene.  Lots of manpower to clean up debris.

Bad news:  lost an enormous barn from inferno that must have began smoldering from spark when hay was being loaded into attic of barn the previous evening, late at night.  I can't discuss the loss of animals right now, sorry.

I had my point n shoot in console of bakkie, I decided to try to make best of bad situation by shooting pics of what they do have, so I can put together photo book and deliver at a later date.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 04, 2019, 12:59:32 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 04, 2019, 01:49:40 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 04, 2019, 02:12:52 am
These people cannot catch a break.  Their young daughter broke an arm last year, became infected didn't heal correctly, she had to see a bone specialist.

Total medical bill $7,000usd.  No medical insurance.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 04, 2019, 02:30:01 am
The fire burned at such high temperature, the vinyl siding on the rear wall of main home melted along with some of the windows popped. 

Everything , excuse me, I misled you unintentionally after hearing versions of events from my friend, very little inside the home is smoke damaged.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 04, 2019, 02:57:54 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 04, 2019, 03:24:05 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 04, 2019, 03:58:25 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 04, 2019, 04:09:39 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 04, 2019, 04:13:37 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 04, 2019, 04:16:37 am
I'm exhausted, long day in smoky conditions.  I'm going to sleep, hopefully I'll sleep until Monday morning.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: ZooDog on August 04, 2019, 06:53:53 am
Interesting thread thanks I値l be in the states soon off to the farm progress show and few other places
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on August 05, 2019, 12:59:11 am
It is utterly heartbreaking to see how people can lose everything in the blink of an eye  :'(

I have nothing spare now, but I get paid on Friday and then I will try to make a small contribution  :thumleft:

Thank you for being such a good neighbor and helping so much  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 05, 2019, 07:38:23 am
Interesting thread thanks I値l be in the states soon off to the farm progress show and few other places

I hope you have a great time while visiting, Mr ZooDog!




It is utterly heartbreaking to see how people can lose everything in the blink of an eye  :'(

I have nothing spare now, but I get paid on Friday and then I will try to make a small contribution  :thumleft:

Thank you for being such a good neighbor and helping so much  :thumleft:

Truth bra, to see the loss and despair in the children's faces and eyes, broke me. 

Zog, thanks for your consideration, I'm just being honest, they could sure use any dollars you could spare, but if he knew about what you need to spend in order to have jr zog come visit and I didn't attempt to stop you from donating, he'd be upset with me.

I did everything I knew to do at the time.  I went to Dollar General, filled up 3 carts, inserted da plastic, filled bakkie bed with water, pop, and Doritos, filled my marine cooler with 100 pounds of ice.  Delivered. Took pics for future photo book of what they have left and hoping to add some color to their dark skies with the flower pics.

I came home, smoke inhalation started affecting me bad.  I don't like dirty air, I survived 2 pulmonary embolisms back in 2010ish.  I like clean air in case I damaged my lungs from P.E.  Btw, P.E. sucks  :imaposer: Could not take deep breath, suffocating.  Lucky to be here.

Around 8pm, neighbor called, asked if I was heading back down to fire.  Hell to the NOoooooooooo.  I'd witnessed enough destruction and despair for one day.

Neighbor says, fire victim needs harness for horse, and he'd worked for hours, wanted to relax with his kids and family. 

Old loyal dog to the rescue.  Then the light bulb popped on in my head.  Take bolt action rifle to neighbor's poor sons, the brothers who work hard at my home.  They also wanted baseball mitts for next school year.  Parents don't have spare money to buy new mitts.  I found a couple mitts in closet, one my fathers old mitt and a nice mitt I'd bought at yard sale just for times like this.

Should have seen boys smile when I pulled mitts out of bakkie. Priceless.

Each boy tried on mitt, then exchanged to see which mitt fit best.

Then I say to boys, WAIT, there's more, like infomercials here.

Should have seen boys face when they 'scoped out' rifle I collected from bakkie. 

 :tongue9:

I made them recite basic gun safety rules before they could handle weapon.

It is apparent the parents have been working with both of them regarding gun safety.

I felt comfortable gifting rifle with strict instructions they do not touch weapon without permission from parents.

Then, I said to boys, WAIT, THERE's MORE  :imaposer:  I know I'm a cheese ball.

Should've seen those eyeballs when they 'scoped out' lovely sight inside clear plastic sleeve of Cci Mini-Mags.

I told them not to be stupid, wise to sight their gun with a FEW Cci MM's, but then target with cheaper ammo, save the MM's for hunting.

And, unfortunately, I asked they shoot every fox they see.  Please don't judge.  Fox are carrying nasty disease in our area. 

Myself and others are seeing them everywhere.  We are doing the responsible thing, imo.  How do we know fox we shoot is carrying disease?  A healthy fox, in this area, with so much cover and hiding places, will never allow human to see it.  We are witnessing some freaky behavior.  :o  It was just last week, as I drove down gravel road, I see two animals in the distance.  As I got closer, I couldn't believe my eyes, :eek7:  a fricken adult turkey standing a meter from a live fox hunkered down in road. First for everything.....creepy  :patch:  A disease ridden fox will die a slow and very painful, miserable death.  When my window is open at night, I hear coyotes ripping fox, cats, rabbits, and other small animals, limb from limb.  Creepy to listen to pack of coyotes rip animals apart and hear the victims scream in horror and agony.  A small projectile is quick.  No more pain and starvation.  I remembered I had the rifle in bakkie.  No ammo.  :'(  I didn't buy ammo until Saturday morning after visit to feed mill.

I must get some rest, I have to drive Joseph up north early in the morning. 

BIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGG Oiiiiiiiillllllllllllllllllllll signing off, my favorite madda fn dogs!







Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 05, 2019, 08:37:10 am
I managed to get out for a nice 100km ride Sunday. 

I must rest, I have to awake in 3 hours. 





Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Rufus115 on August 05, 2019, 09:30:57 am
Wow...I hope that's not our finest export standing right there! and that aint jealousy speaking due to the two birds he has in attendance...there is something infantile about the need to flip the bird when somebody whips out a camera.


Either way, big up to you on making those young boys lifes that much better. It resonates a small wee amount with me.

Im sorry to hear of your friends battles in life. I fully realize that its not logical, and even though I have read of the good Zogs slog in the states, I have a default mental pitcure in my head of nobody really struggling in the states...I know its not right but its there. Reading these stories helps push the "upload new preconcieved idea" button in my head.

Thanks for sharing, it takes a lot of effort and is appreciated


Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 05, 2019, 07:04:52 pm
Wow...I hope that's not our finest export standing right there! and that aint jealousy speaking due to the two birds he has in attendance...there is something infantile about the need to flip the bird when somebody whips out a camera.


Either way, big up to you on making those young boys lifes that much better. It resonates a small wee amount with me.

Im sorry to hear of your friends battles in life. I fully realize that its not logical, and even though I have read of the good Zogs slog in the states, I have a default mental pitcure in my head of nobody really struggling in the states...I know its not right but its there. Reading these stories helps push the "upload new preconcieved idea" button in my head.

Thanks for sharing, it takes a lot of effort and is appreciated

I apologize.  My intention when I stopped at the river was to photograph people tubing, canoeing, kayaking, etc.

The crew pictured is just 3 of probably 10 heavily intoxicated individuals, one of which was eyeballing me because his gf wouldn't leave me or bike alone.  Like it was my fault she was drunk out of her mind and acting irrationally.  I've been in this state to, but I was taught to not touch other peoples stuff.


Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on August 05, 2019, 07:34:34 pm
Some truly great pictures! Quite a few of them brought a tear to my eye. Sure brought back lots of memories. Keep posting. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: cocky on August 05, 2019, 07:36:08 pm
B/O love your writing, your brutal honesty and the love with which you it, for land the people and your experiences.
BTW - great 1150 there bro, best bike BMW ever produced!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: boland on August 05, 2019, 08:43:05 pm
People like you are what keep communities together.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 06, 2019, 10:19:47 am
Some truly great pictures! Quite a few of them brought a tear to my eye. Sure brought back lots of memories. Keep posting. :thumleft:

I understand, seeing some of the antique tractors creates fond memories of simpler times.

Experiencing the devastation and despair from fire has brought much anguish to my life since Saturday morning, I cannot imagine what Milo is going through.

Years ago my sisters home burned down with her animals inside after ex-bf threw lit cig in trash bin located on screened in porch.

Talk about life tuned upside down.  Everything she owned in life, gone in few hours.





B/O love your writing, your brutal honesty and the love with which you it, for land the people and your experiences.
BTW - great 1150 there bro, best bike BMW ever produced!

Thanks Cocky, I like it when people get all syrupy and sugary, provide positive encouragement.

I'm having time of my life with my old BMDubya, she doesn't have shit for HP, what she does have is loads of usable torque for real world speeds.

And, I love to look at her  :drif:

Plus, out of 3 bikes in the stable, she's the only ridable bike I have currently  :imaposer:

Ducati is stripped down, time for valve inspection, clean oxidized injector plates, change belts, scope out all bolts and fasteners for tightness, new chain and cogs, new gaskets on some of the top end engine covers weeping a tad bit of dino juice.

KTM has been in shop for, actually, it's been so dam long, I can't remember just how long it has been, I'm leaning towards 4-4.5 months now  :xxbah:



People like you are what keep communities together.

That means a lot, thank you  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 06, 2019, 11:18:57 am
Ladies and dogs, allow me to back up to Friday, 2 Aug 2019.

Joseph, Rebecca, and I traveled north to their most recent acquisition. 

Dilapidated old farm house, registered locally or nationally in registry of historical homes.

I will be logging renovation as we go along for your viewing pleasure!

The home has been lived in by same family for 49 years.

As both hubby and wife became elderly, the farm has been neglected, shall I say, heavily.

Strange living situation if you ask me, more details on this later.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 06, 2019, 11:46:57 am
Joseph has been chomping at the bit to get in the home and start renovations and cleanup lawn.

We hadn't been at his farm for 2 minutes, I'm walking the property capturing some images.

I look up, Joe is clearing thistle so door on dumpster can be swung open, with small handheld machete  :patch:

He's got sweat pouring off him as his lovely sweet wife, Rebecca, supervises  :imaposer:

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This appears to be perfect opportunity to get Joseph going this morning, you have to realize Joe is young, certainly not dumb, but full of *um, piss, n vinegar I say!

He's a hundred miles per hour 24/7/365!  I don't know if I told you previously, but he's a young witty go getter, who enjoys friendly back n forth jabs with the much more witty and intelligent, muah!!

So, I lurk quietly up on his 6, I can see the sweat already dripping from his chin, I can tell Joe is already running a little hot under the collar, I quietly sneak up behind him, I look at Rebecca with my  >:D evil conniving face, she knows whats coming and begins to smile!!  I think she secretly likes it that I can make her hubby's blood boil instantaneously.  :imaposer:

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He is unaware I'm nearby  :peepwall:  I say in a quiet unassuming but very annoying tone, scratching my head, excuse me, Joe,  :scratch: I don't know what your thoughts are, but I think it'd be much quicker and efficient to clear brush and thistle with D6 Catepillar than by hand  :laughing7: :la:  :pot: :pot: :pot: :pot:

He looks at me, veins pulsing in his neck and forehead, he raises machete as if he's going to take my head off and just looks at me with blind stare  :imaposer:

Before he thinks of comeback, I say, cat got your tongue, Joe, it was just idea I thought I'd share  :imaposer: and I walk away as Rebecca is cracking up laughing.

Gosh, I love these kids.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 06, 2019, 12:01:25 pm
Sad that people get so old and tired, they neglect an appreciating investment, though to each their own, people deal with issues others know nothing about.

We take the challenge of cleaning this old girl up head on. 

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Amazing to me someone can't take a broom and sweep, make clean, be happier.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07824.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07824.jpg.html)


The carpet, padding, and mattress we removed from home, the rest of the rubbish is previous owner.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07825.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07825.jpg.html)


This home has features I've not seen in long time, if ever like this.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07831.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07831.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07833.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07833.jpg.html)


It will be lots of work but lots of fun cleaning this place up.  Does me documenting this renovation interest anyone? 
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on August 06, 2019, 12:48:37 pm
BO thanks for posting all the tractor photos. My favorite the green JD two silinders.
Working on a diary farm in Virginia I drove up two Pennsylvania on my two saterdays off just to go and watch the Amish work their land. I'd just drive around until I'd see a guy plowing and switch off the bakkie and then watch him plow with his horses. They are masters at handling horses. On my last saterday I asked one of the farmers if it would be possible for me to work on one of their farms for a month or two? He gave me a stern look and said the elders would not like that.
Kind of ironic that the closest town to where a lot of the Amish farmers were had a very big Ford/New Holland factory!!
I took a pic of a 12 wheel Ford tractor in front of the factory.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on August 06, 2019, 07:04:32 pm
Beautiful picture  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Oubones on August 06, 2019, 07:24:36 pm
Yes, James it would interest me as I cannot leave a place like I got it and always have to change something.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on August 07, 2019, 01:34:10 am
I would love to watch you document the rebuild  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 07, 2019, 02:46:55 am
Well alrighty then chicken chokers  :ricky:

Old barn is in roughhhhh shape, there's something about this old billDean that pulls at me heartstrings though

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07846.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07846.jpg.html)


Back 40 beeches.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07849.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07849.jpg.html)



We need that dozer!

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 07, 2019, 03:06:26 am
Come inside with me Ladies and dogs, no need to take off your shoes, this place is filthy, neglect like I've not witnessed in quite some time.

Oh well, we love a challenge.  Give us the nastiest home you can find, we take much pride in making things better than we found it.

This is interior of the addition constructed in 1999.  First thing, rip up all floor covering.

Oh yeah, thanks for leaving us beautiful mirror furniture thingamabob.  :patch:


(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07857.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07857.jpg.html)

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Stairwell to basement

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07861.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07861.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 07, 2019, 03:12:48 am
What in the world will I find down in this dungeon?

Musty odor, though not bad considering neglect.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07862.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07862.jpg.html)


(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07871.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07871.jpg.html)



Utility room ceiling

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 07, 2019, 03:17:49 am
Laundry slash utility room

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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07866.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07866.jpg.html)


(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07868.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07868.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 07, 2019, 03:57:31 am
I failed to mention that prior to coming inside house to capture pics, I took a few pulls of some lovely mitten homegrown to alleviate some pain.

Unbeknownst to me, I'd be in the battle for my life soon.

After utility room, I went back upstairs and entered bedroom, Joe had knocked dividing wall between 2 small bedrooms, to make master bedroom.

I was all alone, looked up at ceiling, old ceiling fan, kooooooool.  That'll be coming down.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07853.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07853.jpg.html)


Then, I'm all blown n baked, look to my right to see little creatures coming out of bedroom wall to attack me.    :eek7:

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07852.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07852.jpg.html)


(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07856.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC07856.jpg.html)



 :patch:  These little shits wanna war with me, I told them, I am Haru, Great White ninja from elite society of Japanese warriors .



Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: thabogrobler on August 07, 2019, 09:19:32 pm
I have seen with some older folk that their hand on properties tend to slip. I think it is a combo of loss of eyesight and deteriorating physical abilities.

I am sure in a month or 2 this place would look much better?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 07, 2019, 09:36:33 pm
I have seen with some older folk that their hand on properties tend to slip. I think it is a combo of loss of eyesight and deteriorating physical abilities.

I am sure in a month or 2 this place would look much better?

I agree with your statement, the old man can't get around well and has accumulated more archives, files, experimental files, it is almost beyond belief.  He is retired from State Health Department.

I'm hoping this guy isn't one of those experimental on human types.  Scared of what I'll find is this dilapidated old structure, which is quite hidden behind brush, trees, and rubbish.  It's like a scene out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.   

Once current owners finally get all of their belongings out, we will bring in crew to clean from attic to basement.

You will not believe the filth the filth I witnessed capturing pics, but you will soon!

I finally gained the courage today to go up in attic after another gave me the all clear.  I didn't want to fall through flooring if it was weak.

Fortunately, this old girl is solid.

I've still yet to gain the courage to go in basement.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 07, 2019, 09:49:38 pm
Then Bree stopped by, she'd been working, she was all hot and sweaty, iow, perfect for a proper romp in the hay, so I asked her to pose for a pic for my Dogs.  She obliged.  We were tying to find the right pose, look and smile, so as I was hitting shutter button, I said, oh, that's it Bree, uh huh, thatta girl, now bend over, show us that cute little fart box, oh yeah, that's it honey.

Then I said, Bree, I'd like to tongue punch your fart box like a retard on meth, and that's when I finally got the natural smile I was looking for.  :la:

 :laughing7:

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 01:49:57 am
Sunday 4 August 2019

I needed a break after dealing with emotions from friends fire.

I decided to mount the old BMDubya.

I stopped at a local swim hole on the Kalamazoo River.

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That's when this crew of at least 10 piss ass drunk youngins had to come over and say hi.  I asked them if they wanted to pose for pics for you dogs.  They obliged.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08022.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08022.jpg.html)

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Looking North

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Looking south

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 01:54:54 am
From swim hole on Kzoo river, I rode over to Farwell Lake to grab you dogs some peekchas.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08029.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08029.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 02:05:27 am
Then to Round Lake to get you dogs some peekchas of Caribbean like water.  I was too late, you have to capture pics when sun is overhead.

So I switched this pic to B&W.  Notice the T-storm in the distance.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08039.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08039.jpg.html)


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(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08042.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08042.jpg.html)


(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08043_1.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08043_1.jpg.html)



Notice the people still on water.  I hear a little commotion in the sky.  Rule of thumb here is if you can hear thunder, you are in lighting strike distance.  Apparently this man has no fear as he grabs onto steel pole to extend his flag for a friend on shore.  :imaposer:

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08044.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08044.jpg.html)


He can't get enough of his metal flagpole!

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Yeah, let's not get to any safety, lets take little girl tubing  :patch:

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I decide it is time to leave before I witness something I don't want to see.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 02:08:46 am
Appears storm is moving North Northeast, so I head West to Longhorn farm to capture some peekchas of Longhorn Bull.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 02:14:15 am
That is when I notice something swinging side to side under white and brown Longhorn.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08080.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08080.jpg.html)

Yes, it appears I share same size anatomy as this Longhorn  :peepwall:

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08083.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/August%204%20Farwell%20and%20Round/DSC08083.jpg.html)


No doubt about it, like looking in mirror after exiting shower.

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I say to Longhorn, nice to see I have family over this way cuz.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 02:16:25 am
Then I ride back to Concord, Mitten.  Park in front of Mann House Museum.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 02:18:10 am
First Presbyterian 1910

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 02:19:29 am
Universalists Church

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 02:24:30 am
Then I rode to Brembo N.A. in Homer, Mitten

Here's pic of new foundry Brembo had built because local owners from my ex-girlfriends family wanted to sell their foundry and retire. 

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I went back home from Brembo, parked bike in barn, chilled for rest of evening.

To be cont'd dogs.  Next installment will be more pics of Joe and Becca's renovation.

Have a great day, my favorite madda dawgs!



Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on August 08, 2019, 03:48:16 am
That longhorn has tiny 'nads compared to a proper South African Blue Bull  :deal:  :pot:

That Mann House certainly is pretty  :drif:



We see drunk rednecks here all year round, only ours wear less clothing  :lol8:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Oubones on August 08, 2019, 05:52:30 am
That B&W pic is really nice! :thumleft:
When still young and crazy I used to go the quarry outside Pretoria in the afternoons and wait for the thunderstorm to pass and then go crazy with my windsurfer in the strong winds! :peepwall:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on August 08, 2019, 07:36:49 am
I also like that B&W picture a lot. Other great pictures as well.  :thumleft:

From my own knowledge, and little experience, booze and water are usually a recipe for extreme cleverness.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Rufus115 on August 08, 2019, 08:45:19 am
Nice,,,,who picked up that BO stopped the trip pics at the Brembo factory....clever man that Big Oil..
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 05:28:20 pm
Tuesday 6 Aug 2019

I had not slept well the night before, 4 hours approximately. 

I drove south southwest to Indiana to visit a nature park I had been wanting to visit. 

I found Delt Church Park near Topeka, Indiana.

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Backside of entrance.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 06:28:12 pm
I found a nice spot to park near river edge.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 06:32:09 pm
Why carve initials, I don't understand?    :xxbah:

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View of river from picnic table.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 06:41:45 pm
I decided to walk counterclockwise on nature path.

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Notice what some donkey left behind.  Likely didn't retrieve the empty bottle because it is under poison ivy.

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I disposed of water bottle in trash bin next to outhouse, I like the style.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Oubones on August 08, 2019, 07:03:46 pm
I also get worked up when people just dump their rubbish!
I picked up some trash on the top of a hill at marble camp in northern Namibi when there last!
That is a remote and sensitive area where you do not expect that type of behaviour!
Good on you for disposing off it! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 07:18:19 pm
I decided to sit and listen to nature under pavilion.  Appears users and staff do nice job of keeping tables and grill clean.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 07:24:48 pm
Started to rain a little, I didn't have a rain jacket, so I began walking towards bakkie.

Along the way I see some jackass used grill but didn't clean up after.  ::)

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Kenneth and Rita have graced this facility with their names  ::)

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Der my big black Bertha

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I'd run over a galvanized fence staple the previous day, had to switch to spare tire.  I had heard of an old mom n pop tire shop that has a barn full of used rubber, but I had no idea where the place was located.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 07:38:49 pm
I discovered some Amish ladies having a picnic under pavilion.  I asked the man in the green van of the old mom n pop tire shop.  He knew exactly what and where and explained the easiest route to find the shop.

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On the way to tire shop, I stopped to get you dogs some peekchas of a typical Amish farm in these parts. 

This area holds one of the largest populations, if not the largest, in the USA.

Most, not all, take much pride in appearance of their property.  Most have lawns, gardens, landscaping manicured to perfection.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 07:46:45 pm
On the way to tire shop to buy a spare tire for my trip back to the Mitten, I saw this unique old church.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 07:52:43 pm
A few minutes later I spot a beautiful lake cottage for sale, so I stopped to scope it out.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 08, 2019, 07:58:41 pm
From the road, these lake cottages look small, as you can see they're not tiny from lakeside.

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A unique barn just down the road.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: TeeJay on August 09, 2019, 05:44:28 pm
Nice peekchas - thanks for the effort this takes - it is greatly appreciated Sir  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 09, 2019, 08:30:38 pm
That longhorn has tiny 'nads compared to a proper South African Blue Bull :deal:  :pot:

That Mann House certainly is pretty  :drif:

We see drunk rednecks here all year round, only ours wear less clothing  :lol8:

Mrs. Zog for a second opinion, eh everyone?  :pot: :imaposer:

Yes, the Mann House is pretty, I'll see if I can get you dogs some interior peekchas.

You don't post enough pics of redneck women in scant attire enough, Zog. 

Take one for the team and git r dun  :imaposer:


That B&W pic is really nice! :thumleft:
When still young and crazy I used to go the quarry outside Pretoria in the afternoons and wait for the thunderstorm to pass and then go crazy with my windsurfer in the strong winds! :peepwall:

Umm..........yeah..........what has changed  :patch: :imaposer:

I also like that B&W picture a lot. Other great pictures as well.  :thumleft:

From my own knowledge, and little experience, booze and water are usually a recipe for extreme cleverness.

 :thumleft:

Yeah, I've done some clever things under the influence, let me tell ya.


Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 09, 2019, 08:31:10 pm
Nice peekchas - thanks for the effort this takes - it is greatly appreciated Sir  :thumleft:

My pleasure  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: boland on August 09, 2019, 08:32:40 pm
I went to Purdue University a few years ago and Indiana really left a profound effect on me. It was my first time in the US and driving in the shuttle from Indianapolis to West Lafayette I was shocked, because I did not see a single fence in 1.5 hours of driving.

Everything was clean, functional and first world, but it was still a rural area and had that feel to it. My memory of it is that it is my idea of heaven on earth.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 09, 2019, 08:35:34 pm
On my way to mom n pop tire shop, I found a restaurant that didn't feel right for me, so I decided to continue on south,

though, not before photographing nice Ford Thunderbird in the parking lot.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%206%20Topeka%20Indiana/DSC08264.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%206%20Topeka%20Indiana/DSC08264.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%206%20Topeka%20Indiana/DSC08266.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%206%20Topeka%20Indiana/DSC08266.jpg.html)


(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%206%20Topeka%20Indiana/DSC08267.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%206%20Topeka%20Indiana/DSC08267.jpg.html)


I went to Purdue University a few years ago and Indiana really left a profound effect on me. It was my first time in the US and driving in the shuttle from Indianapolis to West Lafayette I was shocked, because I did not see a single fence in 1.5 hours of driving.

Everything was clean, functional and first world, but it was still a rural area and had that feel to it. My memory of it is that it is my idea of heaven on earth.

Indiana is beautiful, Boland, thank you for sharing your story.

Indiana has less red tape to start a small business versus Michigan, I like that.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 09, 2019, 08:47:36 pm
I went to tire shop.  They had an OEM used Goodyear 10-ply tire with 60% tread for $20, another $20 to dismount holed tire from factory forged wheel and discard, mount used tire on factory forged wheel and balance, along with mounting my factory spare underneath bakkie, all for $40 total.  That's cheap. 

On the way to find some beer, excuse me, lunch with a beer, I drove by this nice lake house.  I'm betting he has his collection of whatever in the detached barn, or possible an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna for the winter months.

And then the main house with attached garage.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%206%20Topeka%20Indiana/DSC08269.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%206%20Topeka%20Indiana/DSC08269.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%206%20Topeka%20Indiana/DSC08268.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%206%20Topeka%20Indiana/DSC08268.jpg.html)



Then, it was time for lunch.  I discovered this place out in the country, I ordered a steak sandwich with crusted horseradish
on Texas toast and homemade tater salad.  A Corona Light to wash it down.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%206%20Topeka%20Indiana/DSC08270.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%206%20Topeka%20Indiana/DSC08270.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%206%20Topeka%20Indiana/IMG_3859.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%206%20Topeka%20Indiana/IMG_3859.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 09, 2019, 09:20:46 pm
This morning, Friday 9 Aug 2019, I picked up Joseph at 6:30.

We drove to Menards. 

Menards is a home improvement and construction supply center, much like Lowe's and Home Depot, yet much bigger, at least in our town.

Menard's, iirc, is based in Wisconsin.

We purchased 5 gallons of interior paint, a few transition strips, two boxes of ez-lock flooring, storage boxes, and a few other odds and ends.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3868.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3868.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3898.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3898.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3897.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3897.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on August 09, 2019, 11:31:49 pm
Big oil you got to keep this thread alive bud, please!!
I take your word for  Michigan being one of the no1 States and actually working with a guy who has farmed 2 years in Minnesota. He has loved the place, but is also rather happy here in Kansas. I guess farmwork is farmwork hey.
I just enjoyed the pictures so fast especially of the old tractors.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 10, 2019, 12:41:48 am
Big oil you got to keep this thread alive bud, please!!
I take your word for  Michigan being one of the no1 States and actually working with a guy who has farmed 2 years in Minnesota. He has loved the place, but is also rather happy here in Kansas. I guess farmwork is farmwork hey.
I just enjoyed the pictures so fast especially of the old tractors.

Thanks TVB!

Minnesota is a beautiful state as well.

I hope you are doing well down in Kansas.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 10, 2019, 01:32:56 am
From Menards, Joe and I traveled north to Leslie, Mitten.

A friend of ours owns a pallet shop.  He outgrew the existing structure in not time, so he added quite an addition.

A substantial weight bearing truss is unnecessary with the metal roof, the snow slides off.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3869.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3869.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3870.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3870.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3871.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3871.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3895.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3895.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3896.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3896.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 10, 2019, 01:38:22 am
One gigantic heavy heavy piece of equipment.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3872.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3872.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3876.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3876.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3874.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3874.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3873.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3873.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 10, 2019, 01:42:50 am
How is machinery powered?  Diesel engines connected to air compressor, shafts, alternators, pulleys, belts, no electric.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3877.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3877.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3878.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3878.jpg.html)



I cannot tell you what the black boxes purpose serves.  Top secret.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3880.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3880.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3881.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3881.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3882.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3882.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 10, 2019, 01:48:20 am
More deeezels and machinery.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3883.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3883.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3884.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3884.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3885.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3885.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3886.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3886.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3887.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3887.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3888.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3888.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3889.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3889.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 10, 2019, 02:19:07 am
And now, introducing the star of this pallet show, a pallet nailer my friend got talked into buying from some establishment yet to be named.

My friend, Joseph, pallet shop owner, not the Joseph that just closed on the gargantuan plantation, told me of this machine he was buying last fall.

He asked if I could drive his crew to southeast Ohio so his crew could learn how to operate, program, maintain, adjust, and repair, yada yada yada.

Pallet Joseph's daddy is the wealthiest Amish man in the community.  I think the money has gone to juniors head. 

When Pallet Joseph told me how much this machine was going to cost delivered, I thought I was going to need defibrillation. 

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.  Joseph, you're nailing pallets together, are you sure this machine is worth the upfront cost, maintenance, and what if there are bugs, lol.

Oh no, B.O. this thing is the cats meow.  Joseph, I think you're getting fed a line of bullshit.

Oh, Big Oil, this machine is going to cut down drastically on labor costs.  Okie dokey, P.J.  Yuda man Joe.  What do I know?

I saw the machine shortly after it was delivered.  I started looking over the components and how complex this machine is for such a simple task.

I was not impressed, especially for price of this over engineered piece of dung.

So, Davey boy, knows my bah humbug opinion of this overly priced red piece of shit, says, hey B.O. how about a demonstration?

Sure, Davey, can't wait.  Davey say well, you'll have to wear ear protection.  Sure Davey.  I inserted ear plugs.  He fired this thing up and O.M.Gawwwwwwd,

this thing sounds like a B-52 strata-fortress taking off loaded.  Even with ear protection, the violence that is involved with this engineering gem is atrocious.

Guess how many pallets this technological marvel nailed together before it broke down during Davey's demonstration to me?

ZERO.  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

I'm not joking, the electro pneumatic servo nailer thingamabobs moved down on their shafts, but only nailed 3 out of 4 rows  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Apparently, this boat anchor breaks down all the time and nobody can fix it. 

Except me!!  PJ knows I can figure out how to fix it, but he's not ready to tuck tail for 2 reasons.

1.  He's stubborn and doesn't want to admit he spent a fortune on a glorified piece of shit.

2.  He knows that I am going to destroy his wallet and take an enormous amount of time to study schematics before I even lay a multimeter or wrench to the machine.  Joseph is the type that will spend enormous amounts of money on bullshit like this machine and then try to nickel and dime me when he hires me to do something.  Joseph is going to cry when I get done with his bank account to figure out what's wrong with the red terror.

Here she is:

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3890.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3890.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3891.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3891.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3892.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%209%20Coblentz%20Pallet/IMG_3892.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 10, 2019, 03:12:46 am
Back to plantation. Here is the view from front porch towards road.


(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08273.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08273.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08274.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08274.jpg.html)




A path to the west side of home and a few peekchas I took along my stroll.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08280.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08280.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08281.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08281.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 10, 2019, 03:16:13 am
A little pollination

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08276.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08276.jpg.html)



A fly that is too cold to fly, waiting to be warmed by the sun. 

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08279.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08279.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 10, 2019, 03:20:18 am
A few peaches of the overgrowth.

 (https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08283.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08283.jpg.html)


(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08284.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08284.jpg.html)


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 10, 2019, 03:36:38 am
Livestock barn with hay loft.  I'm afraid to go in.  I'm much too good looking to take chance of having something fall on me or scratch my face.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 10, 2019, 03:44:13 am
After entering front entrance door to barn and to the left.

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Empty baby food jars.  Something is going on around here, I can smell it.  Hair standing on back of neck, pit in stomach, skin crawl, baby experiments.


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Out the rear exit of barn and back yard.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 10, 2019, 03:47:02 am
Does anyone want to see interior peekchas of inside main home?  All 3 stories?

Better hold onto your tummy, fair warning. 
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on August 10, 2019, 04:09:20 am
Does anyone want to see interior peekchas of inside main home?  All 3 stories?

Better hold onto your tummy, fair warning.

YES please!!  :laughing4: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on August 10, 2019, 09:13:34 am
 :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 10, 2019, 03:25:28 pm
Does anyone want to see interior peekchas of inside main home?  All 3 stories?

Better hold onto your tummy, fair warning.

YES please!!  :laughing4: :laughing4:

My pics look nice on my laptop, look like dog shit on my cell, TVB, how do I fix this?

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 10, 2019, 06:52:51 pm
On our way home yesterday, I had to take a detour to get to Renovation Joe's bank, due to road construction.

Therefore, we took some rural roads, my favorite.  I was driving due west, sun blinding me, I'm trying to drive and focus.

All of a sudden, the little prick sitting next to me yells, WHOA WHOA WHOA, so I hit the brakes fearing there may be deer I'm not seeing.

I get slowed, I look at Joe and ask him whiskey tango foxtrot you yelling for dipshit?

You passed that enormous yard sale.  Well, 5 minutes ago you were crying for your wife and kids, Joe, what do you want from me?

Joe, in a whiny tone, says, "I want to go to the yard sale.  Okay, Joe, just please after yard sale, please don't talk to me until tomorrow morning and ask permission first.

Well, I'm happier than a pig in shit I decided to stop at yard sale,  Check this shit out:

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I found this in the dumpster after the previous owners finally left.  State of Michigan Document from 1873.  Could be a reproduction or replica, idk, but I'm certainly going to do some research.  I also found 2 of the old old style thick records, they have to be worth a few bucks each, they're very old.

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Camelot vinyl record, 3-disc DVD set 'John Adams',

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Extensive grill set - $5


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Unused electric griddle - $5, Joan Baez, Balshoi something, and Emer vinyl record, and a table than connects to a WEBER grill, originally cost $44.99 at ACE Hardware, brand new in original packaging at yard sale for a whopping 50 cents.

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Tooooof brushes and flossers for 25 cents each.  And, one of my favorite finds, Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant.

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All of the stuff above in my bakkie = $36.50  :imaposer: :imaposer:



Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on August 10, 2019, 07:38:00 pm
Some decent finds at the yard sale  :thumleft:

I remember reading the RL Stevenson Treasure Island as a young kid, awesome!

That barn, although looking ramshackle and run down and untidy as a whore's handbag, looks solid. Just some TLC and a good cleanout and it will be good as new again. And I'm sure your friend will clean up all the overgrowth in the garden faster than a bed bug will nip you in the nuts  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on August 11, 2019, 12:17:01 am
Does anyone want to see interior peekchas of inside main home?  All 3 stories?

Better hold onto your tummy, fair warning.

YES please!!  :laughing4: :laughing4:

My pics look nice on my laptop, look like dog shit on my cell, TVB, how do I fix this?

You got me there, I wouldn't know why or how. I take all my 'God's pics with the mirrorless camera and fine tune in lightroom :lol8:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 11, 2019, 12:24:32 am
Some decent finds at the yard sale  :thumleft:

I remember reading the RL Stevenson Treasure Island as a young kid, awesome!

That barn, although looking ramshackle and run down and untidy as a whore's handbag, looks solid. Just some TLC and a good cleanout and it will be good as new again. And I'm sure your friend will clean up all the overgrowth in the garden faster than a bed bug will nip you in the nuts  :imaposer:


Thanks, I was happy leaving the sale. 

I have yet to read T.I.

The barn is solid structurally, crew began cleaning and tidying up today. 

My buddy asked me to get a quote on a tracked skid-steer with a forestry bit today. 

$600 per day, which isn't outrageous, but some of the saplings are too large for a forestry bit on a skid-steer.

I suggested Joe rent bigger equipment, he agreed.  I'm trying to track down a small track-hoe or dozer.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 11, 2019, 12:47:38 am
Okay, allow me to take you on a tour of this beautiful historical farm in much need of some repairs and tender loving care.

Entrance to kitchen in main farm house.

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Area under and behind where the fridge once stood. 

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on August 11, 2019, 12:48:24 am
We drove past a yard sale today, it looked interesting and we wanted to stop but we were just drenched in sweat and drove past.
Next time!

Those little skids are quite handy, we used one today
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 11, 2019, 12:53:39 am
I don't think this was the original dining room though I may be incorrect.

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Foyer after entering main front entrance door complete with original turn-key doorbell ringer...........old skool Kool.

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Say hello to my little friend living near foyer window.

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Arachnid has a smorgasbord below him.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 11, 2019, 01:02:27 am
Old Bill, organizing his belongings.  Seeing the man spend his last days in a home he's spent 49-50 years in is bittersweet for me.

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Bill told me he was in the Navy, retired from the State of Michigan Health Department, public speaker at around 80 events per year, I'm sure there's much more.  I asked Bill if it was okay to drive up, get him out of the house, go for breakfast, lunch, dinner at his favorite location, just so I can hear his story.  His eyes lit up.  From what I've gathered, this Bill's family has left him to die in the old farm house.  I don't think the man has left the farm house much in the last 3 years since he paid cash for a 2,000 sq. ft. home 15.3 miles away from the farm plantation for his much younger wife.


Here's a pass through with coat racks to the room I don't think was the main dining room.

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Let's go up the main stairwell to the second and third floor.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 11, 2019, 01:14:50 am
Second floor closet.

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Second floor bedroom 1.

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Found picture of baby experiment in bedroom 2, captured 2 pictures but they didn't show up on memory card.  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Telling ya, I can feel it in my bones.

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Kidding about pics not showing up on memory stick, not kidding about bad feeling about baby experiments.

Here's bedroom two on second floor.


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In the closet, way up high, hidden to anyone not a giant, a bunch of records Bill left.  I'll look through them for Bill to see if it's something he wants.  Unless it's a box of cash, I'll keep it...................well, until my conscience kicks in and I have to deliver every penny or I won't sleep at night.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on August 11, 2019, 02:29:48 am
OMG that house is beautiful...  :drif:

Yes, a bit of a spit and a bit of a polish and it will look like a million bucks again. Wooden floors, that stairway, the pocket doors, old school and seriously cool...

Sad that Bill has been abandoned by his family. I dunno why people do that. I guess it's why I like dogs more than people.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on August 11, 2019, 02:40:24 am
It is utterly heartbreaking to see how people can lose everything in the blink of an eye  :'(

I have nothing spare now, but I get paid on Friday and then I will try to make a small contribution  :thumleft:

Thank you for being such a good neighbor and helping so much  :thumleft:

Promise kept  :thumleft:

I wish it could be more.  :'(
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 11, 2019, 12:59:18 pm
We drove past a yard sale today, it looked interesting and we wanted to stop but we were just drenched in sweat and drove past.
Next time!

Those little skids are quite handy, we used one today

I like how maneuverable a skid-steer is.

My issue with renting one is I feel Renovation Joe will end up spending 3 grand on rental versus having a friend of mine, who grew up, actually, one of my best friends, James, who came out of the womb, so it's told, grabbed a cigarette and a Pabst Blue Ribbon, and began walking towards his father's Catepillar dozer, can bring over large excavation equipment, put on a clinic on how it's done, and have a huge pile for us to light on fire and have Indian dance around.

The perfect scenario for Renovation Joe and you dogs is if I can get James to agree to do this and bring his 1/2 way decent looking daughter along to operate a dozer while James operates his track-hoe.  If you get a glimpse of James's little queen operating large equipment, you fokkers will be offering rooms in your Cape Town palaces to her if she'll operate your dozers and hoes.  :imaposer:  This little angels name is Khloe, she's nice and very intelligent like her daddy, my friend James, but she also has some bitch attitude from her mom's dna as well!!  Not necessarily a bad thing to have. 
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 11, 2019, 01:15:37 pm
OMG that house is beautiful...  :drif:

Yes, a bit of a spit and a bit of a polish and it will look like a million bucks again. Wooden floors, that stairway, the pocket doors, old school and seriously cool...

Sad that Bill has been abandoned by his family. I dunno why people do that. I guess it's why I like dogs more than people.

Yes sir, you'd be amazed if I took pics of what we've already accomplished. 

It's not clean, just done, so I'll wait for the finished product before I take pics.

There were 3 bedrooms on the main floor of the 1999 addition.  We knocked a wall dividing 2 bedrooms, creating a 'Master Bedroom'.  We built a closet in the MB, drywalled, called in a professional to do the drywall finishing.  There you go Zog, lightbulb just popped.  If you want to make some cash, I'm talking a living where you give Uncle Sam a percentage of your income while most of the cash goes in wiser places, lol, learn the lost art of finishing drywall. 

It was a pleasure to watch a master drywall finisher perform his craft.  This old fart is retired, but for people he likes, he'll come out work 2 hours, come out the next, work 2 hours day, and so on  :imaposer:  He has his own method.  I noticed he does NOT carry buckets of drywall mud in the house.  It stays on the tailgate of his Silverado.  He walks out every few minutes to get away from the fumes and to clear his mind, gets a little mud on his metal plate with his trowel and works it while he walks back in the house.  The way the guy applied the stuff, omg, it looks like I've swum in a pool of drywall mud when I'm done, this guy didn't have any mud on the floor or his hands or clothes.  Truly a gift to have witnessed that.

He worked a total of 4 hours, he only charged Joe $200.  Sounds like a lot, but it's dirt cheap.  He makes it look so easy.  The old man gets paid for what he knows, not time.

Two hundred dollars Uncle Sam will know nothing about  ;)

Yeah, I feel bad for Bill, his kids have abandoned him.  Bill's much younger wife, Kathy, told me Bill has given his son so much over the years, yet he charges his dad to cut the grass at the farm or to do anything around the house. 



It is utterly heartbreaking to see how people can lose everything in the blink of an eye  :'(

I have nothing spare now, but I get paid on Friday and then I will try to make a small contribution  :thumleft:

Thank you for being such a good neighbor and helping so much  :thumleft:

Promise kept  :thumleft:

I wish it could be more.  :'(

Thank you, Zog, it says volumes about you as a person.


Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 11, 2019, 01:21:35 pm
Bedroom 3 on 2nd floor of main farm house.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08350.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%202%20Joseph%20and%20Rebecca%20Mast%20Farms/DSC08350.jpg.html)



Tons and tons and tons of files and file cabinets.

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Well...what do ya know, another file cabinet in a bedroom closet.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 11, 2019, 01:26:58 pm
I'm about to wretch, pics of upstairs bath and shower room.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 11, 2019, 01:31:08 pm
Second floor hallway to 4th bedroom.

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Fourth bedroom on second floor.

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Bedroom closet

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 11, 2019, 01:43:13 pm
Third floor, which the homeowners used as an attic.  I found what looked to be case files, written in German.

I can't read some of the text real well, but it looks like J. Mensgala authored some of the pages.  Some pages look signed by J. Mengala or Mengele.  Odd, it's a surname I've not ever seen in this neck of the woods.  I've not ever met someone with that name in Michigan.

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I found this older A/V receiver I think I'll salvage.

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Well, that's it for the main house, barn, addition, addition basement.  The only part yet to be photographed is the basement of the main house, which I've not gained the courage to enter yet.  It's a creepy sight into a dark unknown.

I hope you enjoyed the tour so far.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on August 11, 2019, 08:24:51 pm
Third floor, which the homeowners used as an attic.  I found what looked to be case files, written in German.

I can't read some of the text real well, but it looks like J. Mensgala authored some of the pages.  Some pages look signed by J. Mengala or Mengele.  Odd, it's a surname I've not ever seen in this neck of the woods.  I've not ever met someone with that name in Michigan.

Perhaps Josef Mengele?

I love that Tiffany lamp.

And all those records! Did you go through them? Any gems found? A place like that would keep me occupied for days on end.

I trust that you opened the window and let the little bee out. Sad to see all those dead bees.

Thanks for the tour. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 12, 2019, 01:45:50 am
Josef Mengele?   

If I photographed a Tiffany lamp, I didn稚 know!  Which one?  Is it valuable?

The lamp may be in dumpster bin still.

I致e been granted the responsibility to sort and research
 all vinyl and coins found thus far. 

Very sad all the bees meeting their end in the attic.

You池e welcome for the tour, I enjoy following your BSA resto.

Peace!



Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 12, 2019, 04:17:18 am
I awoke early this Sunday morning, 11 Aug 2019.  I was up by 5am. 

I made some coffee and set out in my bakkie to cruise the gravel country roads with my camera.

I saw a friend of mine, Loni Joe, walking with her kids, the two yellow Labrador retrievers.

LJ always is smiling.

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LJ's two lovely ladies.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 12, 2019, 04:19:59 am
One of 4 schools we have in the community for Amish children.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 12, 2019, 04:23:15 am
Stutzman Farm.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 12, 2019, 04:26:12 am
Part of the Schwartz Farm.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 12, 2019, 04:30:23 am
Stutzman daughters grow flowers and produce in 2 greenhouses to sell from their roadside stand.

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The Honor System is used to collect funds.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 12, 2019, 04:36:34 am
A storm passed through this area last night.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 12, 2019, 04:38:30 am
Wildt Farms

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 12, 2019, 04:57:03 am
This is my go to store for groceries, pastries, or my favorite brand of Birch or Root Beer.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 12, 2019, 04:58:31 am
Royal Oak General Store

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 12, 2019, 05:02:39 am
A short distance away from Royal Oak, I see someone is building a new home, using, supposedly, the latest and greatest method of basement wall.

Styrofoam blocks instead of concrete.  First time I've seen it.  I will be interested in following up with homeowner in a few years to hear their opinion on using this method.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on August 12, 2019, 07:39:01 am
 :thumleft: Beautiful.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on August 12, 2019, 07:41:11 am
Tiffiny lamp. Could be valauable, depends. But lovely never the less.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 12, 2019, 11:41:06 am
Thanks for noticing and bringing the lamp to my attention.

I will try to find it, clean it up, and give it to my mom or grandmother.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Rufus115 on August 12, 2019, 12:52:11 pm
F@CK, the mention of the name Mengele and then of baby experiments has made me want to vomit.
What he did with twins as "medical experiments" is the purest distilation of evil ever.

Perhaps, just perhaps, go through those case files again...
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 13, 2019, 01:46:04 am
BO thanks for posting all the tractor photos. My favorite the green JD two silinders.
Working on a diary farm in Virginia I drove up two Pennsylvania on my two saterdays off just to go and watch the Amish work their land. I'd just drive around until I'd see a guy plowing and switch off the bakkie and then watch him plow with his horses. They are masters at handling horses. On my last saterday I asked one of the farmers if it would be possible for me to work on one of their farms for a month or two? He gave me a stern look and said the elders would not like that.
Kind of ironic that the closest town to where a lot of the Amish farmers were had a very big Ford/New Holland factory!!
I took a pic of a 12 wheel Ford tractor in front of the factory.

You're welcome, Chris.  I like the JD twin silinders as well.

A hard working draft horse means everything, and they'll pay good money for one.

On the Amish man declining your request to work, don't feel like he was singling you out, you had about as much chance of working that farm as smelling a fart in a tornado.  Every community is autonomous, each having their own set of rules called Ordnung, not sure on spelling.  I'm unaware of any community in the USA using tractors, though I am aware of an extremely wealthy Amish man in Ohio, whom I met back around 2012ish, who owns a tractor dealership, among other factories, one of which I toured that manufacturers hardwood furniture that sells overseas for high dollar.





Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 13, 2019, 01:52:54 am
I drove by my Milo's farm, things are starting to take shape.  The site where original barn stood is clean of all debris, just some fill dirt remains.

Donations have been coming in, as far as I know, lumber and blocks, and help from families within the Amish community. 

Sad though, I've heard comments from my culture such as, "Amish are hypocrites, I'm not giving them a dime" or "Amish only care about themselves, F them". 

Sad to hear these peaceful loving people described as such. 

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 13, 2019, 01:56:18 am
From Milo's farm, I drove down an old route that is loaded with whitetail deer.  I love the setting of this old historic farm.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 13, 2019, 01:57:50 am
This mansion has been on the market for quite awhile.  I heard that an offer has been accepted.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4927-28-1-2-Mile-Rd-Homer-MI-49245/74650760_zpid/

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 13, 2019, 01:58:55 am
One of several sawmills in our local Amish community.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 13, 2019, 02:03:00 am
Here is where my friends, Jerry and Lorene reside.  Jerry is a master carriage and buggy builder.  Lorene is in charge of upholstery.

I enjoy watching them at their respective craft.  If any of yous can dream of any carriage or buggy you might want, Jerry can build your dreams and send it to you.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 13, 2019, 06:01:39 am
12 Aug 2019

I awoke at 5:30am, then went back to bed until 8:30am.  It felt good to sleep in.

Then the phone rang, I didn't have to look at it to know who it was.

Joseph needs to borrow my motorcycle trailer to move.  So, I towed my trailer down to his home.

While there, Joe needed me to hook up a much larger enclosed trailer and place it closer to his home.

I had my old Trek mountain bike loaded in my bakkie bed.  Joe has been eyeballing this bike for weeks. 

He has asked me to sell it to him at least 50 times since he first laid eyes on it.

A Made in the USA bicycle is rare, seems every bike I see now has a frame made in Taiwan.  Wheels are also US made.

Seat is Italian, crankset, shifters, derailleurs, and brakes are all Japanese Shimano.

I took the Trek with me to Portage, Mitten to get an idea on value. 

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 13, 2019, 06:08:45 am
Finally, it was time to collect my KTM 1290r.  While at the dealership, I scoped out a couple sweet looking bikes that caught my eye.

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Appears Yamaha has introduced a YZ125X, 2-smoker with an 18 inch wheel.  I like it, this would likely be an excellent choice for tight single track riding.

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Then an old Honda caught my eye.  I don't know what year, I looked at the metal plate Honda affixes to the frame, I can't remember what it said though.  I do know the bike is a VFR750 with 1,670 original miles.

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From Portage, I made my way back home along the rural roads, took my sweet ole time.  I forgot to shoot a pic of my KTM.  I'd forgotten what she looked like she was gone so long. 

Can't wait to ride her possibly tomorrow to see how she feels.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on August 13, 2019, 10:27:00 am
BO thanks for posting all the tractor photos. My favorite the green JD two silinders.
Working on a diary farm in Virginia I drove up two Pennsylvania on my two saterdays off just to go and watch the Amish work their land. I'd just drive around until I'd see a guy plowing and switch off the bakkie and then watch him plow with his horses. They are masters at handling horses. On my last saterday I asked one of the farmers if it would be possible for me to work on one of their farms for a month or two? He gave me a stern look and said the elders would not like that.
Kind of ironic that the closest town to where a lot of the Amish farmers were had a very big Ford/New Holland factory!!
I took a pic of a 12 wheel Ford tractor in front of the factory.

You're welcome, Chris.  I like the JD twin silinders as well.

A hard working draft horse means everything, and they'll pay good money for one.

On the Amish man declining your request to work, don't feel like he was singling you out, you had about as much chance of working that farm as smelling a fart in a tornado.  Every community is autonomous, each having their own set of rules called Ordnung, not sure on spelling.  I'm unaware of any community in the USA using tractors, though I am aware of an extremely wealthy Amish man in Ohio, whom I met back around 2012ish, who owns a tractor dealership, among other factories, one of which I toured that manufacturers hardwood furniture that sells overseas for high dollar.
Whilst working on the dairy farm there was this young guy who came and fixed the milking equipment every time it gave problems. He was a Mennenite, as sort of Amish Light. They have cars but all chrome must be black. Most of them is in the dairy repair industry. This guy would bring his young sister with every time. She wearing blue dress with hair cap. Every time I walked passed her she would look down, no eye contact ever!! :(
Then there are Amish that do have tractors only diesel ones though. BUT they must have steel wheels. So you would have a fancy new John Deere with steel wheels like in the 30's.
Why they have a problem with rubber I do not know but they do have rubber wheels on their bicycles and most school age kids wear sneakers with rubber soles. So it seems rules are bent slightly. They live a hard life and I salute them for that. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 13, 2019, 10:13:45 pm
F@CK, the mention of the name Mengele and then of baby experiments has made me want to vomit.
What he did with twins as "medical experiments" is the purest distilation of evil ever.

Perhaps, just perhaps, go through those case files again...

The files may have been thrown in the dumpster or burned.  I'll check tomorrow.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 14, 2019, 04:33:11 am
13 Aug 2019

I was able to get out on my 1290 after collecting the bike yesterday.

I only rode about 25 miles, what a thrill though.  This bike is sick fast.

So far so good, I'm still crossing my fingers my katoom is finally fixed.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on August 14, 2019, 08:44:06 am
I'm still crossing my fingers my katoom is finally fixed.

What was wrong with it BO?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on August 14, 2019, 12:05:01 pm
Loved the Armish. Spent first half of 1997 in Ohio and they have a huge community there in NE Ohio and NW Pennsylvania. Very friendly but shy people. Terribly victimized over the years I believe.

I'll subscribe to this too... Reminds me, that them Zog is mighty quiet...
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: TeeJay on August 14, 2019, 01:30:25 pm
What's NOT LEGAL on that dash?

Been speeding?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 15, 2019, 01:52:17 pm
I'm still crossing my fingers my katoom is finally fixed.

What was wrong with it BO?

1.  Erroneous fault warnings pop up on the TFT screen when there's nothing wrong with the bike.

Examples: 

Front Brake Switch Warning, when the front brakes are fully operational and there's no issue to be found.

Key Fob Not in Range, when the fob is in my jacket pocket or the compartment next to the TFT screen.

This may sound frivolous, but when I'm riding high speed or technical terrain and focused, the last thing I want is erroneous fault messages popping up on my screen in yellow and or red, it's an unneeded distraction.

This is not why my bike broke down on last years 6 month trip, stay tuned for the issue that left me stranded.

I let them do the following in addition to diagnosing the above:

2.  Broken mirror. Replace mirror.

3.  Leaking clutch master cylinder.

4.  Brake fluid flush.

5.  Upgrade ignition switch to new switch from KTM with shielded internal wiring.




Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 15, 2019, 03:22:40 pm
Loved the Armish. Spent first half of 1997 in Ohio and they have a huge community there in NE Ohio and NW Pennsylvania. Very friendly but shy people. Terribly victimized over the years I believe.

I'll subscribe to this too... Reminds me, that them Zog is mighty quiet...

I too have spent considerable time in the regions you mentioned.  I agree the majority are friendly, peaceful, loving, and shy, I've found they are just like any other culture I've met in life.  Good, evil, honest, trustworthy, dishonest, cheats, etc., the regions you mentioned are some of the largest communities.  With the huge population, the elders have found the children are harder to control, therefore, new settlements are encouraged now to keep community populations around a few hundred. 

After working closely with many Amish clients over the years, their culture fascinates me, makes me sad, makes me happier than sad.  Just like any culture, some are too stupid to have a conversation with, some are brilliant, the elders feel the children require the equivalent of an 8th grade education.  They graduate school at 14 or 15 and do not attend trade schools or any further education that I'm aware of.  I'm pretty sure I know why the elders want the children done with school at 14, though I don't verbalize this to them, but I feel their customs are doing the children and the world a disservice by keeping, no keeping is the wrong word, they are not forced to stay, a better term would be brainwashed into believing leaving the Amish lifestyle will bring an unholy lifestyle and will/may lead to a warm afterlife,  specifically, these brilliant young people are fed a guilt trip to stay the course. 

I watch some of these kids, like Renovation Joe, 26, the kid is brilliant, and a pioneer, as he and others are leaving the community they grew up in, not taking the easy route by staying, or by moving to another established community, Joe and others are establishing a new settlement as you read this.  Joe is the black sheep of his family in his fathers eyes.  I don't know anymore details on why Joe's dad has this opinion of his eldest son, I have my theories.  I tend to feel Joe's dad lives out his regrets making Joe the black sheep.  Joe is intelligent, witty, well spoken, too intelligent sometimes, he bridges the gap between our culture and his better than any other young Amish man I've ever met and I think his dad has a hair up his ass for it.  Perhaps Joe's dad knows that Joe is going to be, if Joe chooses, to be more successful than him, and Joe's dad has done really really well for himself. 

To me, Joseph is the son I would've wanted my son to be.  I also see many other kids, at the library often, checking out several books at a time, in an effort to learn.  I admire their drive to learn.

I agree they're victimized, some of which, unfortunately, brought on by their own customs and beliefs.  If I had better writing skills, maybe someday I will, I'd like to write a book about what I've witnessed working closely with several communities.

Thanks for following  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 15, 2019, 03:24:07 pm
What's NOT LEGAL on that dash?

Been speeding?

Practicing wheelies, so I had the traction control and abs switched off.

Speeding?  Me?  Nooooooooo  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: TeeJay on August 15, 2019, 04:17:07 pm
What's NOT LEGAL on that dash?

Been speeding?

Practicing wheelies, so I had the traction control and abs switched off.

Speeding?  Me?  Nooooooooo  :peepwall:

Aaah okay - got it........ :imaposer:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 16, 2019, 01:42:13 am
14 Aug 2019

Moving day for Joe and Rebecca.  I awoke at 4:45am, felt like my eyes were bleeding.  Turned the shower water to scold, lathered up, went back to sleep.

Awoke a 1/2 hour later.

Joe asked I come down at 6:15am, I was there at 6am so little Joe didn't worry himself much.  I was tasked with hauling Joe's friend's car hauler. 

Joe had a flatbed gooseneck trailer loaded high.  Also had a 30 foot gooseneck livestock trailer for the horses.

Typical of Joe, the trailer was stuffed to the max and most likely overloaded.  They had too much weight in the front of the trailer, thus too much tongue weight, but I let it ride.

Also typical of Joe, he had everything planned just right, so 4 trucks wouldn't be on his old property trying to hook up trailers at once.  He had me hook up first.  Not five minutes passed, a black Ford F150 showed up, it was Joe's friend from Bryan, Ohio, Rick.  Rick was assigned my trailer because it's much smaller and lighter, more suited for his naturally aspirated 5.4L gas V8.

They loaded up my bakkie bed with around 1/2 ton and the trailer weighed approximately 5 to 6 tons fully loaded by the seat of my pants feeling.  My bakkie did sag a little, but my truck is rated for 13,000 pounds towing capacity using receiver hitch, 18,000 pounds using a gooseneck or 5th wheel hitch, so it gave my bakkie a workout though she handled all the weight in stride.  I averaged 11.2 mpg for the trip north to Joe's farm, not bad considering all the stops and starts until one gets to the Interstate highway.

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Everything was loaded except for a 1 more trailer load I'd have to come back for.  I was tasked with towing the car hauler, swap for my trailer, return to get last load, return to Joe's new farm, swap back to car hauler, bring car hauler back to Joe's old house, Rick would drop my trailer off there as well, swap back with my trailer, I'm done for the day.  Sure enough, while I was heading south with my trailer for to load up the last load, I saw the gooseneck flatbed traveling north, 45 minutes later, I saw the livestock trailer heading north.  Everything was working like clockwork.


It was a cool morning, typical, but the sun would come up soon.  I found the line in the clouds fascinating.

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By the time I arrived back up north at Joe's new home, the livestock and flatbed were unloaded and gone, efficiency is Joe's middle name!

I averaged 16.2 towing my trailer south then north.

I went for lunch though I ordered brek food.

I then drove up to Okemos, Mitten to buy the new Apple Magic Mouse 2.0.

Then returned to Joe and Rebecca's to help more.

Around 4pm, it was time to haul a bunch of Amish folks south to their respective home.

I delivered all back home, I averaged 21.7 mpg with no trailer, good mileage for such a heavy truck with a 6.6L direct injected diesel.

Then I went to Joe's old home to retrieve my trailer, then drove back home.  I was tired. 

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Oubones on August 16, 2019, 03:22:09 am
I was tired!
Wonder why? :peepwall:
You pleasantly surprise me with your good heartedness! :thumleft:
Thank you for giving us some insight in the Amish and their livestyle!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: OomD on August 16, 2019, 06:24:18 am
Yeah the Amish are interesting, we only know from what we see on TV, even though it' black and white :biggrin:

Love reading your posts, some more stories and insight into the Amish would be awesome! Perhaps a dedicated Amish thread?

Enjoy your bike, hope the issues are finally sorted now.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 16, 2019, 10:37:48 am
I was tired!
Wonder why? :peepwall:
You pleasantly surprise me with your good heartedness! :thumleft:
Thank you for giving us some insight in the Amish and their livestyle!

Yeah, I put in a long day, lots of lifting.  Yesterday, I paid for all the heavy lifting!

Good heartedness?  Yeah, maybe a little  >:D  I get paid decent for hauling the Amish.

You're welcome, I'm fascinated by their culture.

Hope you're well, Hennie   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 16, 2019, 10:44:45 am
Yeah the Amish are interesting, we only know from what we see on TV, even though it' black and white :biggrin:

Love reading your posts, some more stories and insight into the Amish would be awesome! Perhaps a dedicated Amish thread?

Enjoy your bike, hope the issues are finally sorted now.

I agree, the reality tv shows portraying their lifestyle were scripted and mostly fake, it bothers them that they were portrayed in such ways.

Good idea on beginning an Amish thread, though many of them don't care for being photographed.  Some believe in superstition regarding pictures.

There's going to be a barn raising event Tuesday at Milo's farm, where the enormous barn burned recently.  If I can figure out how to do a time-lapse video of the event by Tuesday, I may have some cool footage to share, either way, I hope to at least get some video and stills of the event.

Thanks on the bike, I hope the glitch is finally figured out. 

Thanks for following.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 16, 2019, 04:05:52 pm
Andrew Currie is in town, hmmm?  https://www.mlive.com/news/2019/08/125m-super-yacht-is-cruising-upper-peninsula-ports.html

Wonder if he痴 interested in purchasing Granot Loma https://granotloma.com

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 17, 2019, 05:27:09 am
15 Aug 2019

I awoke at 4:30am, had some apple juice, my back was hurting from all the heavy lifting. 

So, like any no good piece of dung, I went back to sleep until 8:30.

Got up, had a cup of coffee, smocked a little kushy, went back to bed until about 2:30.

God up, had some water, smocked more kushy trying to numb the pain, went back to bed until about 6:30.

Got up, ate some leftover spaghetti, and then I don't recall what I did the rest of the evening, it involved more sleep and rest.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 17, 2019, 05:35:56 am
16 Aug 2019

I awoke at 4:30am, had a cup of coffee.  Went out to barn to sit in the cool temp with another cup of coffee.

Wretched all of the spaghetti I had the previous evening.

I went back to bed until 9am, got up, still in pain from the move, smocked, went back to bed until 2pm.

I awoke feeling excellent, so it was time to fire up the Katoom and explore.

I rode down to my bank in Hillsdale, Mitten.  From there I went to explore a lake I used to spend much time on.

Baw Beese Lake west shore.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 17, 2019, 05:40:51 am
I then rode around to the north shoreline.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 17, 2019, 05:42:53 am
Further clockwise around Baw Beese Lake, there's a park within the park.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 17, 2019, 05:44:42 am
Mates with their chicks.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 17, 2019, 05:48:40 am
Sandy Beach with concession stand, restroom facilities, playground, basketball court, volleyball, picnicking, and swimming.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 17, 2019, 05:50:52 am
Moving counterclockwise again towards the exit, I spot some Canada geese.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 17, 2019, 05:52:17 am
I stop for a pic of the old Hillsdale Water n Light Plant

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 17, 2019, 05:56:17 am
I finally felt like I could eat something, so I rode back towards home, on the way I decided to stop in downtown Jonesville, Mitten for my favorite Texas Brisket Chimichanga with jalapeo gravy, at Saucy Dogs.  Just the thing for an upset stomach, burn whatever is causing issues out of the stomach with the jalapeo gravy.

A couple of pics of downtown Jonesville first.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 17, 2019, 06:01:08 am
After getting my fill at Saucy Dogs, I rode to Albion to get a cold glass of water and shoot the breeze with Hannah.

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I rode back home and now it is bedtime.  After I smock some pain reliever and sleep medication.

Big Oil siggggnnnnnnniiiiiinnnnnngggggg  OFF.

Until next time chicken chokers, yous have a good day.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on August 17, 2019, 07:26:04 am
Chicken chokers  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on August 18, 2019, 01:24:41 am
One of my favorite threads!  :sip:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on August 18, 2019, 03:56:45 am
You need to work out more man...  :deal:

Then your back will not fuck you up so much  :peepwall:  :pot:  :ricky:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 19, 2019, 08:17:23 am
So, I need WD help making a decision to buy an old Honda Ridgeline in hopes of flipping it for profit.

Pics of the Honda coming soon along with a video of the engine purring like a kitty.

Here's a pic of a spider near the tire.

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and herewith a cob of sweet corn with its own pee pee


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 20, 2019, 05:39:08 am
18 Aug 2019

The Honda Ridgeline RTL I can buy for stupid money...

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She's been in Michigan her entire life.

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Look what road salt and chemicals applied to roadways during winter do to aluminum wheels, if you don't keep them washed.

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Perforated leather seats still in nice shape for the age.  Original owner must have applied leather cleaners and conditioner to the seats.

If I tell you what the slang term for the steering wheel cover is, I'll get in trouble for being racist, even though the term is used by every race here!

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Heated front seats.

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Dual automatic climate control.

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6-disc cd changer.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 20, 2019, 05:45:39 am
Flip up rear seats is a nice feature.

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Rusty hitch needs to be torched off I'm sure, and the towing electric are quite vulnerable in that mounting position.

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Has a fiberglass Leer topper that I can sell separate from the truck.

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Owner, 75, forgot his electric trolling motor was still attached to his boat, he jackknifed too much, crunch. 

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Owner claims all brake components need replaced.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on August 20, 2019, 08:56:05 am
The Honda Ridgeline RTL I can buy for stupid money...

And Honda san South Africa decided SA is not a good country to be selling doublecabs in. We never got that DC wont be getting the new ones either. :(

What size engine has it in BO?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mrs. Zog on August 21, 2019, 12:06:26 am
Quote
Mrs. Zog for a second opinion, eh everyone?  :pot: :imaposer:

Yes, the Mann House is pretty, I'll see if I can get you dogs some interior peekchas.

You don't post enough pics of redneck women in scant attire enough, Zog.

Take one for the team and git r dun  :imaposer:

Y'all think I don't read other threads but I do, I do...   :pot: I have no complaints  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mrs. Zog on August 21, 2019, 12:32:56 am
I'm just catching up, so my replies are late.

The old farmhouse you're restoring... it's beautiful. In my previous life, before Mr. Zog, I owned a house much like this. I bought it by myself, for myself, under similar circumstances as old man Bill here. (Before South Africa was even remotely on my radar).

It was an old sheep farm, the house was built in 1924. It was in pretty good shape. The old lady I bought it from sold it because basically her kids bullied her into selling so they could shove her off into a retirement home. She was at the closing, when the papers were signed. I felt rotten because of the circumstances, I could tell that the old lady loved that farm. She made me promise that if I ever sold it, I would not sell it to anyone who would tear down the old house and parcel off the property to developers. I did keep that promise. I sold it to my best friend when I moved to South Africa. :)

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 21, 2019, 12:35:06 am
Quote
Mrs. Zog for a second opinion, eh everyone?  :pot: :imaposer:

Yes, the Mann House is pretty, I'll see if I can get you dogs some interior peekchas.

You don't post enough pics of redneck women in scant attire enough, Zog.

Take one for the team and git r dun
  :imaposer:

Y'all think I don't read other threads but I do, I do...   :pot: I have no complaints :biggrin:

 :imaposer:

Fantastic, Zog, get to it, more peekchas of redneck women in g-strings
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 21, 2019, 12:48:58 am
The Honda Ridgeline RTL I can buy for stupid money...

And Honda san South Africa decided SA is not a good country to be selling doublecabs in. We never got that DC wont be getting the new ones either. :(

What size engine has it in BO?



2008 Honda Ridgeline 4x4 RTL



Engineering

Integrated Closed-Box Frame with Unit-Body Construction
Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc) 3471
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 247 @ 5750
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) 245 @ 4500
Redline (rpm) 6300
Bore and Stroke (mm) 89 x 93
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Valve Train 24-Valve SOHC VTECョ
Multi-Point Fuel Injection
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
Variable Torque Managementョ 4-Wheel Drive System (VTM-4ョ)
Locking Rear Differential
Fresh-Air Intake
CARB Emissions Rating
ULEV-2
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer
Heavy-Duty Radiator with 160-Watt Fans (2)
100,000-Miles-or-More Tune-Up Interval


Transmission

5-Speed Automatic Transmission Gear Ratios:
1st: 2.693
2nd: 1.566
3rd: 1.023
4th: 0.729
5th: 0.531
Reverse: 1.889
Final Drive: 4.533
Heavy-Duty Automatic-Transmission Cooler
Body/Suspension/Chassis Back to top
Integrated Closed-Box Frame with Unit-Body Construction
Fully-Boxed High-Strength Steel (HSS) Frame Rails and Crossmembers with Internal Stiffeners
Steel-Reinforced Composite (SRC) Cargo Bed
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
Multi-Link Rear Suspension with Trailing Arms
Stabilizer Bar (mm., front/rear) 23.0 / 25.4
Variable Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering
Heavy-Duty Power-Steering Cooler
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 3.38
Steering Ratio 18.5:1
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.) 42.6
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in.) 12.6 / 13.1
Wheels 17" Alloy
All-Season Tires 245 / 65 R17 105S



Exterior Measurements


Wheelbase (in.) 122.0
Length (in.) 206.8
Height (in.) 71.2
Width (in.) 77.8
Track (in., front/rear) 67.1 / 66.9
Minimum Ground Clearance (in.) 8.2
Approach/Departure Angles 24.5(degrees) / 22.0(degrees)
Cargo Bed Length (in., tailgate up/down) 60.0 / 79.0
Cargo Bed Width (in., between wheel wells) 49.5
Heavy-Duty Tie-Down Cleats (6) Capacity (lbs. per cleat) 350
In-Bed Trunkョ Capacity (cu. ft.) 8.5
Total Payload Capacity (lbs.) 1554
Curb Weight (lbs.) 4537
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear) 58 / 42
Towing Capacity (lbs.) 5000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (lbs.) 6050
Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) (lbs.) 10085
Pre-Wired for Trailer Connection (4-/7-Pin)



Interior Measurements

Headroom with Moonroof (in., front/rear) 38.7 / 39.0
Legroom (in., front/rear) 40.8 / 36.4
Shoulder Room (in., front/rear) 63.2 / 62.6
Hiproom (in., front/rear) 57.6 / 57.2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 108.9
2nd-Row Under seat Storage (cu. ft.) 2.6
Seating Capacity 5


EPA Mileage Estimates*/Capacities

5-Speed Automatic (City/Highway/Combined) 15 / 20 / 17
Crankcase (qt.) 5.3
Coolant System (qt.) 8.5
Fuel (gal.) 22.0
Required Fuel
Regular Unleaded


Safety

3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System
Adjustable Front Seat Belt Anchors
Dual-Stage Front Airbags (SRS)
Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
Side-Impact Door Beams
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSAョ) with Traction Control
Brake Assist
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
Child-Proof Rear Door Locks
Emergency Trunk Opener


Exterior Features

Power Moonroof
Dual-Action Tailgate
In-Bed Trunkョ
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers with Automatic Heated Wiper Zone
Body-Colored Door Handles
Remote Entry System
Security System
Privacy Glass
Folding Power Side Mirrors
Body-Colored/Heated
Integrated Bed Lights (4) with Auto-Off Timer
Heavy-Duty Tow Hooks (Front and Rear)
Heat-Rejecting Green-Tinted Glass
Hidden Roof-Mounted Antenna
Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-Off
Alloy Wheels
Machine-Finished
Chrome Grille
Accessory

Comfort & Convenience
 
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Air-Filtration System
Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's Window
Power Sliding Rear Cabin Window
Power Door Locks
Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls
Cruise/Audio
Cruise Control
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Column-Mounted Shifter
Adjustable Steering Column
Multifunctional Center Storage Console with Sliding Armrest
Driver's and Front Passenger's Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
HomeLinkョ Remote System**
Ambient Console Lighting
Map Lights
Sunglasses Holder
Rearview Mirror with Compass
Beverage Holders (2 Front, 4 Rear)
12-Volt Power Outlets (2 Front, 1 Rear)
Passenger-Side Storage Tray
Door-Pocket Storage Bins
Seatback Pockets
Grab Rails (Front and Rear)
Garment Hooks (2nd-Row)
Remote Fuel Filler Door Release
Courtesy Door Lights
Rear Console Vents
Flat Rear Floor
All-Weather Heavy-Duty Floor Mats


Seating

Leather-Trimmed Seats
Heated Front Seats
Driver's Seat Adjustment
8-Way Power
Driver's Seat with Lumbar Support
Power
60/40 Lift-Up Rear Seat with Under seat Storage
Head Restraints at all Seating Positions
Audio Systems Back to top
160-Watt AM/FM/6-Disc In-Dash Audio System with 7 Speakers including Subwoofer
XMョ Satellite Radio


Instrumentation

Maintenance Minder System
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSAョ)-On Indicator
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Indicator
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Indicator
Passenger-Side Side Airbag-Off Indicator
Passenger-Side Front Airbag-Off Indicator
Exterior Temperature Indicator
Tailgate-Open Indicator
In-Bed Trunkョ-Open Indicator
Power Sliding Rear Cabin Window-Open Indicator
Cargo Bed Light-On Indicator
Low-Fuel Indicator
Low-Oil Pressure Indicator
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on August 21, 2019, 03:40:46 am
Bud I have seen a number of those Honda bakkies here in Kansas and thought they should be rather popular in SA albeit the style at the rear is a bit ugly....like they ran out of ideas and had to finish it off in a hurry before knock off time on a Friday.

I see some F150 model the other day also with similar back seats and must say that is quite handy extra space!

All the bakkies eventually rust under the wheel arches and I was told that is because of the salt on the roads in the winter snow regions....something new to me. Not the snow  :imaposer: but the salt.....will probably see how it works in Nov when it start to snow in Kansas as well.

Anyway, if you can get it for stupid money go for it!!
Jimmy got a very nice F150 for only usd2.8k
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 21, 2019, 03:49:39 am
I'm just catching up, so my replies are late.

The old farmhouse you're restoring... it's beautiful. In my previous life, before Mr. Zog, I owned a house much like this. I bought it by myself, for myself, under similar circumstances as old man Bill here. (Before South Africa was even remotely on my radar).

It was an old sheep farm, the house was built in 1924. It was in pretty good shape. The old lady I bought it from sold it because basically her kids bullied her into selling so they could shove her off into a retirement home. She was at the closing, when the papers were signed. I felt rotten because of the circumstances, I could tell that the old lady loved that farm. She made me promise that if I ever sold it, I would not sell it to anyone who would tear down the old house and parcel off the property to developers. I did keep that promise. I sold it to my best friend when I moved to South Africa. :)

I saw the bullying of parents by kids occasionally throughout complex land negotiations, sad.  Unfortunately, I've witnessed the same in my immediate family.   :'(

My grandmother signed over her rights to her home, a home she and my grandfather built with their own hands in 1950, over to my aunt n uncle 2004, A and U renovated the home and moved in, stating they'd take care of my grandma for the remainder of her life.  Fast forward to 2009, A and U booted my grandma from her farm she had spent 49 years on, it just dawned on me, the same duration Bill spent on his farm Joe and Rebecca just took possession of  :patch:

Back to my grandmother, she just turned 95, I have the feeling getting booted from her farm lit a fire under her ass to outlive her daughter and son-in-law  :imaposer: 

Thank you, the old house has a lot of character from a bygone era.  The restoration will take much time as Joe receives more carpenter work, that's Joe's main business, he will acquire the funds to fix up some of the old main home, though Joe and Becca are very simple people who require very little, so I'm not sure they will ever do what I had initially envisioned.

So, you purchased what had been an old sheep farm...........you may find you want to do the same again, especially with Zog's skills.  Just add some ewes and charge admission to any Australian, South African, or British males, living here in the states that are in to that sort of thing  :peepwall: :pot: :pot: :pot:  All in good fun fellas, count't resist that hit below the belt.  I'll behave now  >:D  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 21, 2019, 04:24:29 am
More peekchas of what could be a nightmare of a money pit if I pull the trigger on this old girl.

Transverse engine front wheel drive based truck  :patch:  I'll discuss the issues with these trucks soon. 

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Engine oil has a lovely brown tinge, meaning it is doing its job, looks very clean.

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It little buildup but nothing concerning to me.  Nothing a few flushes with new oil couldn't cure most likely.

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I asked the owner when the last time the cabin air filter, not to be confused with the engine air filter, had been changed.

His reply, was what is a cabin filter.  I accepted his reply and after scoping out the condition of the area above the firewall it's a nooooooooooo!

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Iirc, the motor design is from a long time ago, when Acura developed the engine for their TL sedan and Honda Passport minivan.  The engine is a fairly reliable design, unfortunately, Honda has had issues with their transmissions in their V6 cars, suv, and trucks. 

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Keihin T.B.I.

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A good amount of miles left in the old girl, it's time for a test drive.  More on the test drive soon.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Rufus115 on August 21, 2019, 04:42:57 pm
Big Oil.....I am not sure wtf u r smoking (actually I do know, Ive read it )...but run...don't look back, don't rethink...just run.

In Afrkaans, they call your ideas on buying this rust bucket...."n kak gedagte!" ...followed by "Los!"

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 21, 2019, 05:28:15 pm
Bud I have seen a number of those Honda bakkies here in Kansas and thought they should be rather popular in SA albeit the style at the rear is a bit ugly....like they ran out of ideas and had to finish it off in a hurry before knock off time on a Friday.

I see some F150 model the other day also with similar back seats and must say that is quite handy extra space!

All the bakkies eventually rust under the wheel arches and I was told that is because of the salt on the roads in the winter snow regions....something new to me. Not the snow  :imaposer: but the salt.....will probably see how it works in Nov when it start to snow in Kansas as well.

Anyway, if you can get it for stupid money go for it!!
Jimmy got a very nice F150 for only usd2.8k

They are very ugly trucks. An F-150 is far more capable and a superior truck in almost every way over this Honda.  It's in the mid-size bakkie class here, competes with Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Nissan Frontier, the latter all traditional rear wheel drive based trucks with 4wd optional and all are better suited for towing decent poundage vs the Honda, which is essentially an AWD Honda Minivan with a composite bed.  There are some nice features to the truck I'll show in future photos.  The Ridgeline is an excellent truck for what it was intended for, a person who occasionally hauls a little weight in the back, just hauls or tows a few dirt bikes, certainly nothing heavy duty, but Honda marketed it that way, that's what I don't like. 

I'm trying to determine whether the trans is good before I spend the stupid cheap money for the truck.  Instead of going directly into 1st gear after reversing, it takes 2 seconds with a clunk.  May not be internal trans, may just be a trans e.c.u. or torque converter issue.   It's extremely expensive to rebuild the trans on these things, far more complex than need to be, imo.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 21, 2019, 05:38:44 pm
Big Oil.....I am not sure wtf u r smoking (actually I do know, Ive read it )...but run...don't look back, don't rethink...just run.

In Afrkaans, they call your ideas on buying this rust bucket...."n kak gedagte!" ...followed by "Los!"

I just finished waking n baking with some lovely Mitten homegrown Kush and I. Feel. Wonderful.  :ricky:

I feel what you're saying Rufus, if the trans needs rebuilt, I still may buy the truck for only $1,000 usd  :imaposer:

It has a lot of hard to find salvageable parts on it that will bring top dollar.  Used parts for these Ridgeline's are in low supply.

The list of valuable used parts on this truck is extensive.  Window regulators, seat motors, a Honda 3.5L with only 164k miles, engine is still good for at least another 136k miles, VTM-4 system is worth good money, switches, glass, abs modulator, ecu's, etc.

The following parts are new recently: 

radiator
steering rack assembly
tires
water pump
timing belt components
propeller shaft was $800 alone, can't simply replace u-joints with Honda's genius idea  :xxbah:  :imaposer:, one must buy an entire new propeller shaft assembly, and wait for it, it's composite, yes, you read that correctly, the propeller shaft is plastic  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 21, 2019, 05:52:46 pm
After test driving the Honda, I felt like a nice meal.  So I lit some Hickory in my Weber.  I'd had a tenderloin sitting for a couple days with my favorite spices and rubs.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3976.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3976.jpg.html)



Then I doused the slab with French's mustard, that's it, don't be afraid, lather that slab up dogs.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3977.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3977.jpg.html)



Don't let the beef get too hot on one side while cooking dogs, every few minutes, flip n French, flip n drench, that's it honey, ugh huh, flip n French, flip n drench, you know you like it. 

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3978.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3978.jpg.html)



Oh. YEAH. BABY.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3980.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3980.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on August 22, 2019, 02:05:41 am
Eish, that steak  :drif:
The only thing I find really expensive here, and therefore I mainly eat chicken and pork steaks.
Did get some nice rib eye at Walmart for 10$ and was good to gave redmeat on the braai for a change.

Agree, you have a lot of valuable parts in the Honda and maybe to restore  and use as a runabout is not a bad idea unless you want to sell to make a profit?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: frogman on August 22, 2019, 04:32:50 am
After test driving the Honda, I felt like a nice meal.  So I lit some Hickory in my Weber.  I'd had a tenderloin sitting for a couple days with my favorite spices and rubs.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3976.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3976.jpg.html)



Then I doused the slab with French's mustard, that's it, don't be afraid, lather that slab up dogs.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3977.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3977.jpg.html)



Don't let the beef get too hot on one side while cooking dogs, every few minutes, flip n French, flip n drench, that's it honey, ugh huh, flip n French, flip n drench, you know you like it. 

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3978.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3978.jpg.html)



Oh. YEAH. BABY.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3980.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_E3980.jpg.html)

no man >:(
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 23, 2019, 01:45:48 am
It appears I am down a bike.

A neighbor rode my motorcycle Saturday.

He rode over today and made me an offer.

We shook on it.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on August 23, 2019, 02:03:39 am
It appears I am down a bike.

A neighbor rode my motorcycle Saturday.

He rode over today and made me an offer.

We shook on it.

The KTM?

So if you were married you'd loan your lady out too?  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on August 23, 2019, 05:33:56 am
It appears I am down a bike.

A neighbor rode my motorcycle Saturday.

He rode over today and made me an offer.

We shook on it.

The KTM?

So if you were married you'd loan your lady out too?  :peepwall:

 :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 24, 2019, 02:39:39 am
Yes, the neighbor brought a check over tonight, I signed off the title, he is in possession.

He痴 a bright enthusiastic young man who痴 going places in life, not a punk. 

He agrees the 1290 Super Adventure R is the most fun one can have, the power, handling, and sound in sport mode with the Remus is intoxicating.

He had to have it after riding it 30 miles.  We agreed on a price we could both walk away happy with, I didn稚 really want to sell the bike, I like the kid, let him have fun.


No, I draw the line, no sharing my lady here, protect her at all cost.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on August 24, 2019, 04:42:44 am
So what's next?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 25, 2019, 04:52:26 am
So what's next?

Depositing the check..........
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on August 25, 2019, 05:00:53 am
So what's next?

Depositing the check..........

 :imaposer: :imaposer:

You going to wait for the 2020 KTM 1290?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 25, 2019, 05:21:55 am
So what's next?

Depositing the check..........

 :imaposer: :imaposer:

You going to wait for the 2020 KTM 1290?

No sir, I'm going to prepare my Ducati for sale as well. 

By next spring, I'll likely be down to one bike.

For how long, is to be determined, wouldn't mind owning a 2-stroke dirt bike.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: TeeJay on August 25, 2019, 01:18:58 pm
How about a pic or three of the Ducati? - please  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 01:43:14 am
How about a pic or three of the Ducati? - please  :thumleft:

Here's one pic

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/IMG_3020.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/IMG_3020.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: TeeJay on August 26, 2019, 05:50:43 am
Great sense of humour - and lovely Cati - now a pic of the Du please  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 07:48:25 am
Great sense of humour - and lovely Cati - now a pic of the Du please  :imaposer:

I try......thank you, she's a rescue from an engine compartment during a cold Michigan winter.......bear with me on pics of the Du...

My bat tree was toast, so I thought, well, why not check air filter condition before I place an order for a bat tree....here's what I found.....critters made this their home during the winter months.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Ducati%20ST4s%20ABS/IMG_3364.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Ducati%20ST4s%20ABS/IMG_3364.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on August 26, 2019, 07:53:56 am
My bat tree was toast, so I thought, well, why not check air filter condition before I place an order for a bat tree....here's what I found.....critters made this their home during the winter months.

Wow! I would not have believed it were it for the picture.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 08:00:21 am
My bat tree was toast, so I thought, well, why not check air filter condition before I place an order for a bat tree....here's what I found.....critters made this their home during the winter months.

Wow! I would not have believed it were it for the picture.

Unfortunately, I've seen larger nests in twin or triple cylinder snowmobile air boxes.

While I have the fairing and panels removed, I think it best to check belt condition, valve specs, and clean the injectors as the mice residing in the air box apparently used my injectors as a urinal.  The throttle plates inside the injector are oxidized with some nasty crud.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on August 26, 2019, 08:32:36 am
Goeie fok! :eek:

Sort out the critter?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 08:46:42 am
Goeie fok! :eek:

Sort out the critter?

No idea, there's a stray cat in the neighborhood, so small varmints will be hopefully on the decline soon.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on August 26, 2019, 09:17:48 am
No idea, there's a stray cat in the neighborhood, so small varmints will be hopefully on the decline soon.

For the first time I am rooting for a cat... :patch:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 02:48:24 pm
Great sense of humour - and lovely Cati - now a pic of the Du please  :imaposer:

Here痴 a few from awhile ago, it痴 a back burner project currently.


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 03:07:25 pm
No idea, there's a stray cat in the neighborhood, so small varmints will be hopefully on the decline soon.

For the first time I am rooting for a cat... :patch:

Kitty is doing the job, I haven稚 seen a chipmunk in several days
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: TeeJay on August 26, 2019, 03:48:51 pm
Great - thank you Sir  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 04:07:30 pm
Great - thank you Sir  :thumleft:

Yeah man, I purchased a still new in package Ducati factory service manual off flee bay a few years ago for my ST4s, iirc, $13 shipped to my door  :imaposer: .

I'm willing to wager the original price was at least 10 times more.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Black_Hawk on August 26, 2019, 04:08:24 pm
I only stumbled across this thread now   ???

Thanks for sharing, just love your writing style, sense of humor and your beautiful photos.

Please keep them coming  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on August 26, 2019, 07:20:08 pm
Two mates of mine toured in the states for a few months somewhere in the late seventies. Both rode Ducati bikes. They said that had been pulled off often by cops purely because of their bikes. The cops did not know Ducati and just wanted to look at the bikes, talk some crap and let them go.

What is your experience in that regard?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 08:38:42 pm
Location is everything, where I reside Ducs are rare, 45 minutes away more common.  My old girl draws convos at gas stations, nothing like a red 07 Sport 1000s with race ecu and a pair of Termignoni痴.  That bike drew crowds, one of the reasons I sold it.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 08:40:53 pm
I just noticed the pic I posted does not show the Termi痴 installed.  I値l have to look for pics, I know I have some somewhere!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 26, 2019, 09:04:17 pm
Two mates of mine toured in the states for a few months somewhere in the late seventies. Both rode Ducati bikes. They said that had been pulled off often by cops purely because of their bikes. The cops did not know Ducati and just wanted to look at the bikes, talk some crap and let them go.

What is your experience in that regard?


I致e not ever been stopped by a cop to look at any of the Ducs I致e owned though I could see that happening back in the seventies.

I was stopped on my 1290 and issued a misdemeanor traffic violation last year in New Mexico.  The officer quite militaristic in stature and performance, though patient and kind when I asked about my options to continue my travels, didn稚 give give a shit about my bike, he just wanted my John Hancock, and be on his marry way.  We wished each other a nice day.

I shoved the citation in the black abyss that is my tank bag and couldn稚 wait to get away from the very beautiful , though too populated for me....... well, read it in my ride report because I cannot remember the name of the place for the life of me.

I was stopped by Dirty Harriet a few years ago, she was adamant I was getting a big fat ticket.  After a nice calm discussion including why she壇 be wasting her time issuing her citations as they壇 be viewed as a waste of the traffic courts time after I chewed her claims against me and my friend on his bike, apart.  I reminded her in a respectful conveyance I was not going to allow her to strong arm me, she began to see the light, stampeded back to her patrol car with a slight tip of her hat, until next time, Big Oil.  I can hardly wait Dirty Harriet!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 28, 2019, 03:01:11 pm
 :sip: another lovely weekend in Southern Chiraq


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on August 28, 2019, 09:37:45 pm
I miss your pitchas.

 :useless:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 29, 2019, 05:38:59 pm
I miss your pitchas.

 :useless:


My morning was nice.....the dentist office just called, they had a cancellation would I like to get in earlier to get my teeeeef cleaned.

Here痴 a couple pitchas from a ride I took on June 30, I cannot recall whether I posted these previously the first captured in Holland at the city square park.  Holland is known for its annual tulip festival for which people come from the world over to visit.  The second pic, the east end of the village of Homer....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190829/0d73530e797f2ba935dee813c2fe1140.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190829/fc3ca1a89426a498d8b12d2173d5c710.jpg)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on August 29, 2019, 06:13:54 pm
Great  :thumleft: :thumleft:
I like.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 29, 2019, 07:58:31 pm
On Tuesday, at around 1:30pm, I placed a flea bay order for 2 Pirelli Angel ST tires from a joint in Misery, that痴 Missouri for yous dawwwgs......they just arrived by courier 48hrs later.  These will go on the Duc as I sadly prepare the old Italian beauty for sale see the angel in the tread design u see it do u see it haha ....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190829/f5c88b3c9ce8797847a17d8b26253ff4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190829/b0c228ca448894d25cd68905f617281e.jpg)


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 29, 2019, 08:04:03 pm
I only stumbled across this thread now   ???

Thanks for sharing, just love your writing style, sense of humor and your beautiful photos.

Please keep them coming  :thumleft:

Thanks Blackhawk, I hope my humor and writing style offends a few people. 




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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on August 29, 2019, 09:36:48 pm
You are going to be sorry you sold that Duc!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 30, 2019, 12:21:52 pm
You are going to be sorry you sold that Duc!

Truer words have not been spoken.  I may not be able to go though with the plan as I don稚 really want to sell but a 2-smoke dirt bike is pulling at me strings.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Black_Hawk on August 30, 2019, 12:32:32 pm
I only stumbled across this thread now   ???

Thanks for sharing, just love your writing style, sense of humor and your beautiful photos.

Please keep them coming  :thumleft:

Thanks Blackhawk, I hope my humor and writing style offends a few people. 

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Luckily I won't be one of those people  :pot:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 30, 2019, 12:36:07 pm
When I arrived home from dinner, there was another parcel, yay more presents.

Tuesday i had found an incredible deal on 1 gallon jugs (3.78l) of Castrol semi-synthetic motorcycle oil, via Walmart dot com.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190830/f2cef341d067d9ae837971f9451d0737.jpg)

These jugs normally sell for $40-$45, I placed an order for 2 gallons and a oil filter for my Duc.

K&N oil filter cartridge normally sells for $15-$18.

I paid the almost too good to be true price of $16.98 for each gallon of Castrol and $11.?? for the filter with free 2-day shipping on the oil, the filter didn稚 qualify for 2-day shipping but was shipped free of charge, should be here soon.




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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on August 30, 2019, 12:42:03 pm
That is a sure sign that the Ducati is a keeper.  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on August 30, 2019, 01:10:21 pm
That is a sure sign that the Ducati is a keeper.  :thumleft: :thumleft:

The cheap Big Oil :pot: :peepwall:

 >:D
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on August 30, 2019, 02:01:41 pm
That is a sure sign that the Ducati is a keeper.  :thumleft: :thumleft:

The cheap Big Oil :pot: :peepwall:

 >:D

  :spitcoffee: Sharp
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 30, 2019, 04:44:53 pm
Okay chicken chokers, I just filled up my turuck with a fresh tank of deeezel, it痴 time to get the hell outta town befo I gets caught in the cross.  I知 gonna keep it real witchy誕ll try to keep it 100, ya feel me..

Gots a new iPhone to test and demo...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190830/d2881fa9def8f246976525214ca667a9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190830/ff27cc6c617d560deb83d58d4b3a1462.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190830/272faf117b3839fcb4b0c000fc9f4c84.jpg)

I packed up my Webba, Pelican, JetBoil along with all my other sheeet in my ortleibs, I gots to get my minds right, u kno what I bees saying...

Time to jet y誕ll (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190830/1dcf26d1ce5e191824ae494f31c77a02.jpg)


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 30, 2019, 09:12:35 pm
Ate lunch at my favorite Lebanese restaurant in Kalamazoo, Shawarma King.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190830/dd7eac23e7fa7f97a694857db9fe15cb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190830/5715929bd3e77fab6ad74c1e01496df7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190830/752d98cc1d4e3d14c38080f74ca5ebf2.jpg)


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on August 30, 2019, 09:13:55 pm
Are those chemtrails or  vapour trails?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 01:22:13 am
The corridor for passenger liners landing at Detroit Metro Airport
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 01:29:01 am
Holland Mitten Post Office

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 01:33:23 am
Centennial Park
Holland

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 01:37:09 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190830/de22e82ae52e9110ee74f0194040a190.jpg)

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The worst place in Michigan, huge population of Dutch immigrants

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 01:38:32 am
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The old Holland City Hall


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 01:40:12 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 01:41:11 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 01:41:35 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 01:42:19 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 01:45:43 am
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Still in the historical district of Holland

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 01:47:45 am
Rest stop to stretch my legs near Ludington.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 01:51:49 am
Now I知 in Manistee, Mitten

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Says H担 Duefenbach Prop on the building?? 

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on August 31, 2019, 02:09:39 am
Does anyone still speak Dutch in Holland?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 03:50:25 am
Manistee at sunset

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 03:52:15 am
Manistee boardwalk


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 03:53:41 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 03:54:53 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 03:55:59 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 03:57:31 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on August 31, 2019, 05:36:10 am
Amazing, I recognize the architecture of the Dutch in the church in die background and was also wondering if they do speak Dutch. I have met a guy yesterday of some sort of a clan here (if that's the right word) that live very conservative and they also understand some Afrikaans (our language which is related to duch)
Very interesting indeed
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on August 31, 2019, 07:56:43 am
Thank you for the pictures. I enjoyed looking at them.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 03:12:22 pm
Historic downtown Manistee

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 03:17:28 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 04:27:19 pm
I explored until I was tired, too lazy to pitch my tent, so I slept in my truck. 

I awoke at 7:30 this morning, I got lucky at the entrance to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on the Lake Michigan shoreline.  No ranger on duty, the fee booth was closed,  $25 SAVED BITCHES!

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Alligator Hill at sunrise

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Sleeping Bear Dunes


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 04:30:26 pm
Sleeping Bear Dunes continued

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 04:33:20 pm


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 04:38:19 pm
Folks do not heed the warnings.....every year!  The sand is fine, stope steep, 3 steps up 2 back, 5 steps up 10 back.  Folks suffer cardiac arrest here often unfortunately.

My ex-wife was a Division 1 athlete at MSU, she claimed climbing the dune was torture!

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 04:42:02 pm
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Vacant farm

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Maritime museum

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 04:44:53 pm
Glen Haven, Michigan

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General Store

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Blacksmith

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on August 31, 2019, 04:49:28 pm
Glen Arbor, Michigan


Watering hole

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Art痴 Tavern

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Outdoor clothing

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Wine tasting

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Crystal River Outfitters bicycle rental

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BOZO on September 01, 2019, 12:49:46 am
Wow very lekwa peektchas. My kind of country side.


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 01, 2019, 02:30:39 am
I decided to drive home, too congested to travel during this holiday weekend.

I just arrived home, was able to explore on 1 tank of deeezel.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: ZooDog on September 01, 2019, 06:09:37 am
I知 just finishing up my trip to America flip man I can稚 believe how awesome this place is being a farm boy and not liking city痴 at all I thought it would be hard but it痴 just like home in Texas now and I feel like I belong. Went to watch a rodeo tonight suck fun
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 01, 2019, 08:13:26 am
BO thanks for these stunning pics. Having lived in Ohio for 6 months I can relate to how beautiful the States are. Love that lake side - had an almost heart attack thinking about that dune like side.

Keep it coming please....
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 01, 2019, 05:00:13 pm
I only stumbled across this thread now   ???

Thanks for sharing, just love your writing style, sense of humor and your beautiful photos.

Please keep them coming  :thumleft:

Thanks Blackhawk, I hope my humor and writing style offends a few people. 

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Yuda man!  My style may offend some.  I like to have fun with back n forth verbal jabs.

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 01, 2019, 05:31:35 pm
Does anyone still speak Dutch in Holland?

Sure they do, English the primary language, Holland and Grand Rapids Michigan is thee place for Dutch immigrants in this country.

I was joking in an earlier post regarding the Dutch, West Michigan is Dutch and one of the most thriving areas of my state and country.  the economy is booming, construction of new enormous factories, housing, apartment buildings, hotels, malls, you name it my state is on its way back economically and it痴 great to see. 

One huge problem:  not enough workers.  During my trip, I saw numerous billboards begging for workers with starting pay between $13-$18 per hour at factories.  Also the local unions have billboards telling how to begin an apprenticeship for electricians, carpenters, plumbers and pipe fitters, etc.,  all of which pay fat money with benefits, especially once one attains journeyman status.  Master tradesmen working these projects are likely getting paid a wage of $40 per hour (-/+ 5) plus retirement and medical, in other words, I知 guessing an $80-$100 hr wage and benefit package.  These guys will retire comfortably if they池e wise with all the moola they池e making. 
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 01, 2019, 05:43:18 pm
Wow very lekwa peektchas. My kind of country side.


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on September 01, 2019, 05:44:58 pm
Doesn稚 the US have all those many workers coming from Latin America? Put them to task. Let them earn their stay and benefits. Make noble labourers out of them.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 01, 2019, 06:31:21 pm
I知 just finishing up my trip to America flip man I can稚 believe how awesome this place is being a farm boy and not liking city痴 at all I thought it would be hard but it痴 just like home in Texas now and I feel like I belong. Went to watch a rodeo tonight suck fun

Is an amazing country, my friend, my issue, it痴 just too damn big.  Rodeos are cool, I cringe when those boys get knocked out cold!

It痴 taken me 45 years to see 42/50 states and all but a few Canuck provinces.

I知 just too tired or getting to old to want to ride the enormous distances to get to the remaining states and provinces to reach my goal of riding all.

I desire to reach this goal soon and am contemplating a change in vehicles, perhaps buying a high top van, hauling a light enduro in the back with sleeping and cooking facilities I think would be ideal, however, high top vans use a high amount of fuel, are tip-over prone in high winds and off camber situations off road, and currently the only manufacturer offering a 4x4 full sized van here is MB and iirc, a 2-speed transfer case isn稚 optional.  I don稚 know about in your country, but in here, MB struggles with extreme high maintenance and poor resale value as a result.

I知 considering a minivan for fuel economy, always a dry place to sleep, can haul a light enduro on an aluminum hitch mounted carrier.  Downsides:  no off-road capability, only awd, not 4wd.  On days I don稚 want to ride, I want off-road capability to explore.

Why not buy a bed topper and sleep in my tur-ruck bed?  My turruck has more than enough power, but it is too cumbersome to travel tight trails and to get unstuck at nearly 8,000lbs loaded with a dirt bike and all gear.  I would have to spend money installing a mild lift, wheels, tires, etc.

I知 considering going with a midsized capable off road vehicle directly from the manufacturer:

1.  Jeep Wrangler 4 door Rubicon = one of the last true 4x4痴 sold, meaning all 4 tires can be cocked locked and ready to rock, front sway bars can be electronically disconnected from inside the cab with a press of a button for increased wheel articulation. these vehicles are like mountain goats and the resale value is stupid high.  Has a 3 piece convertible top, removable doors, fold down windshield, lots of fun in the sun.  Have to unbolt the rear seat iirc, no fold flat feature.

2.  Jeep Gladiator Rubicon.  See above.  With a topper I could have dry sleep.

3.  Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road.  Only the rear diff can be locked making a 3wd vehicle.  Still very capable, but Toyota I stalled their 3.5L v6 car motor in it, I preferred the old robust 4L V6 truck engine.  Very high resale value.  Not the best dealer network in my country, dealers only in metro areas.

4.  Toyota 4Runner TRD PRO or OFF ROAD edition.  3wd here again, still very capable, especially with a mild lift, a front ARB locker.  Dry sleep with the rear seats folded.  High resale value.  Highly considering this vehicle, I致e owned 3 of them in my life, while they were expensive to maintain once they got around 150k miles, they were so practical to own.  Love the old 4L V6.  I知 afraid Toyota is going to release a redesign next year with a complex hybridized drivetrain.  I don稚 want it, I want simple and easily repairable.

5.  Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison edition.  Front and rear axles are lockable, a true 4wd.  These trucks are ridiculously capable and reliable but they don稚 hold value as well as Toyota because of supply and demand.

Decisions decisions. 
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 01, 2019, 06:38:47 pm
BO thanks for these stunning pics. Having lived in Ohio for 6 months I can relate to how beautiful the States are. Love that lake side - had an almost heart attack thinking about that dune like side.

Keep it coming please....

What part of Ohio, we Michiganders divide Ohio into a quadrant?

I知 leaving September 10ish with a friend of mine, destination Cape May, New Jersey to attend his sons graduation from Coast Guard bootcamp where he痴 currently getting his ass kicked everyday wishing he was probably dead!

Anyway will be traveling through NE and SE Ohio at some point over n back if you池e in either and would like to meet for beers n food.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 01, 2019, 07:13:50 pm
Doesn稚 the US have all those many workers coming from Latin America? Put them to task. Let them earn their stay and benefits. Make noble labourers out of them.

I壇 prefer to answer and opine, please understand, I must be careful not to discuss topics involving race, religion or politics for quite a few months.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on September 01, 2019, 08:43:04 pm
Entiendo. :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 01, 2019, 10:41:18 pm
What part of Ohio, we Michiganders divide Ohio into a quadrant?

I知 leaving September 10ish with a friend of mine, destination Cape May, New Jersey to attend his sons graduation from Coast Guard bootcamp where he痴 currently getting his ass kicked everyday wishing he was probably dead!

Anyway will be traveling through NE and SE Ohio at some point over n back if you池e in either and would like to meet for beers n food.

Smack bang in the middle - Columbus. That was back in 1997! Held a J1 visa and left after 6 months. Still trying to get back but fear i知 too old now.

Would love to meet you one day as I suspect we share a strangely weird sense of humour... for now you値l have to visit Cape Town and I値l drive you to my dad痴 pub and get you snot faced on my bill...

Keep them pics coming... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on September 02, 2019, 05:22:33 am
I love the lake and the warning!!  :lol8:

This is an amazingly beutiful state!!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Rufus115 on September 02, 2019, 09:20:09 am
I知 just finishing up my trip to America flip man I can稚 believe how awesome this place is being a farm boy and not liking city痴 at all I thought it would be hard but it痴 just like home in Texas now and I feel like I belong. Went to watch a rodeo tonight suck fun

Rodeo and a BJ...good night out that!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 02, 2019, 05:15:15 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 02, 2019, 09:05:10 pm
After exploring Glen Arbor I continued along the M22 Lake Michigan Circle Tour towards Freeport.

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I discovered this resort area.


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An alpine village within the private community.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on September 02, 2019, 09:19:49 pm
I have many opinions about the US of A, but I have always respected the US for the way their official flag gets publically displayed when accompanied by other flags. It pisses me off here in SA where the national flag is often barely visible amongst an array of other, mostly nonsensical flags.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BOZO on September 02, 2019, 11:47:48 pm

Thanks man, I see you池e using the industry standard for tablets, nice going.

Q- with Tapatalk pro can one select multiple pics then press 船one?  One pic uploading at a time blows.

I'm not a apple fan but there are not many other options available  ;)
I'm not sure, I will have a go later this week and see if there is a method.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 03, 2019, 03:06:15 pm

Mountain Village within the resort area

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 03, 2019, 03:09:44 pm
An old farm on Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore grounds.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 03, 2019, 03:12:59 pm
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Fascinated by this machine.  An old Dodge with an optional pto shaft powering a fork lift truck front end welded and bolted to the frame on the old dodge!  Farm owners surname Nielsen, wonder where his ancestry lies...
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 03, 2019, 03:15:40 pm
Glass and metal home overlooking Lake Michigan.  I find it strange, quite ugly, though to each their own.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190903/13226ea48e3175a048bb673a2c2b5904.jpg)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 03, 2019, 03:56:23 pm
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A beautiful fruit farm with a perfect background
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Plat Hond on September 03, 2019, 04:09:01 pm
Wow bringing back memories... Stayed in Muskegon for 8 years and studied at Ferris State. Thanks for posting BO!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 03, 2019, 04:11:57 pm
Overlooking Grand Traverse Bay


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Vineyard slash produce slash general store at the corner of Hilltop road and M22

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 03, 2019, 04:16:17 pm
I was now in the Sutton痴 Bay Area overlooking Grand Traverse Bay.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190903/388cb970ff11f69bcae2b273cd2fe6c3.jpg)


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on September 03, 2019, 06:29:15 pm
Glass and metal home overlooking Lake Michigan.  I find it strange, quite ugly, though to each their own.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190903/13226ea48e3175a048bb673a2c2b5904.jpg)

it IS ugly, especially when compared to those beautiful homes in the previous pics  :o
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 03, 2019, 07:11:49 pm
Wow bringing back memories... Stayed in Muskegon for 8 years and studied at Ferris State. Thanks for posting BO!

Ur welcome sir, one of my closest friends is a graduate of Ferris state.

Do you miss spring summer and fall?

I知 assuming you don稚 miss the winter air blowing off Lake Michigan?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 03, 2019, 07:14:08 pm
Agreed Gary, it is painful to my eyes. 

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 03, 2019, 10:46:58 pm
This old Scottish church with vintage barn is old school cool.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190903/8d9559918e3611c8f899467c033d599b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 03, 2019, 10:53:29 pm
Found these old beauties for sale.  I cannot believe the kick lever rubber is the one the Suzuki left the factory with.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190903/a6aa5d67712d644b267b9af8ff700b53.jpg)

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 03, 2019, 10:56:16 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 03, 2019, 11:12:56 pm
One of my favorite vineyards in the Leelanau Peninsula is Ciccone Vineyards, owned by Silvio Ciccone.  Although Silvio raised his family north of Detroit in Rochester Hills, Michigan, he obviously is a visionary by purchasing this prime real estate overlooking Grand Traverse Bay decades ago, the land is worth mega money today.

I doubt anyone reading this doesn稚 know of Silvio痴 daughter, as she is fourth all time albums sold, raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Silvio痴 little angel was born Veronica Ciccone, you would know her as Madonna

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: TeeJay on September 04, 2019, 06:21:51 am
WOW - some great info there re Madonna.

Nice bikes for sale too.

Great pic's - thanks for sharing  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 04, 2019, 07:34:11 am
What? You didn't buy them bikes?  :eek:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Black_Hawk on September 04, 2019, 08:29:17 am
Your photo's speak a thousand words, thanks for sharing it with us  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: jaybiker on September 04, 2019, 02:04:25 pm
Thanks for the wonderful insight into your country BO. That little TS125, very neat apart from the superficial corrosion, brought back some memories. My own TS185 was virtually identical. Hope some buyer gives it the required TLC before it gets worse.
The forum is much the better for your ban having been rescinded, oh and just btw, we seem to share the same name.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Plat Hond on September 04, 2019, 03:08:04 pm
Wow bringing back memories... Stayed in Muskegon for 8 years and studied at Ferris State. Thanks for posting BO!

Ur welcome sir, one of my closest friends is a graduate of Ferris state.

Do you miss spring summer and fall?

I知 assuming you don稚 miss the winter air blowing off Lake Michigan?

Hi BO,
Spring - Good: End of winter. Warmer temps. End of cabin fever. Bad: Slush puppy roads and sidewalks everywhere, dirty.
Summer - Good: Beautiful green woods everywhere. Lakes everywhere to enjoy. King salmon fishing on Lake MI, sunset booze cruises with loud music and friends, cruising with boat/Jetskis between pubs. Lots of festivals. Beautiful ladies out and about. Bad: Heat combined with humidity can get really bad. Oh, and bugs...
Fall - Good: Beautiful colours all around in the woods. Temperature really great at that time of year. Bad: Cleaning leaves until you want to run away. You know winter is coming.
Winter - Good: MI is beautiful in winter with snow covering everything. Interesting variations of precipitation and ice/snow. Snowmobiling through the woods from pub to pub - unbeatable. Bad: Lake effect snow gets OOOLD!! It just doesn't stop. And man the cold. If I remember correctly my coldest temps with wind chill was -47.

I'll see if I can dig up a few pics and post. Don't want to intrude on your cool thread...
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 04, 2019, 03:17:18 pm
What? You didn't buy them bikes?  :eek:

I was interested in the acquisition of the antique Suzook, for the right price >:D..........unfortunately, it was a holiday weekend, I didn稚 have enough cash on my person or in my turruck stash, and I couldn稚 bring myself to call during a holiday weekend. 

You池e right, I should call about that old 2 smoke, 2 smokes are kooool
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 04, 2019, 03:18:14 pm
Your photo's speak a thousand words, thanks for sharing it with us  :thumleft:

Thanks for the positive feedback, BH

My pleasure
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 05, 2019, 02:40:59 pm
A few pics of the marina and beach area of Traverse City.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 05, 2019, 02:47:05 pm
I then drove over to Torch Lake, voted one of the most beautiful lakes in the world (google for overhead pics of Caribbean like waters and sugar sand bottom.

Saw some cool trucks while near the boat ramp

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 05, 2019, 02:51:53 pm
I then drove from Torch Lake over towards Grayling to get some pics of logging by old methods.  Unfortunately, it was a holiday weekend and the camp was at max capacity, so just the one pic of a horse drawn logging thingamabob!

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All campgrounds were maxed so I drove back home, it was nice to get away for a couple of days.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 05, 2019, 08:56:08 pm
I知 in Shipshewana, Indiana today.  Ship or Wana is what we shorten the name to.  Ship is Amish country, one of the largest in the nation.  The Amish have done well for themselves here.  People come from all over the country to visit to see how the Amish and Mennonite live.

Anyway, here痴 some pics from the places we stopped today for your viewing pleasure.


Shoe, boot, and fabric store.

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Blue Gate Inn and Conference Center

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Then I visited Chupp Auction House to see if they致e anything cool, lots of cool antiques, especially the Shell and Mobil gasoline pumps.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 05, 2019, 08:59:03 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 05, 2019, 09:00:19 pm
An engineless NSU

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 05, 2019, 09:01:28 pm
Coca Cola ice chest and dispenser

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 05, 2019, 09:03:07 pm
A mint condition original made in the USA Huffy Coca-Cola bicycle

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 06, 2019, 05:39:26 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 06, 2019, 05:41:59 pm
I知 betting this antique Coca-Cola sign will sell for a few thousand dollars. I知 thinking the sign is circa 1940ish.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 06, 2019, 05:48:41 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 06, 2019, 05:50:24 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 06, 2019, 05:57:49 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 06, 2019, 06:00:46 pm
I may have found a safer mode of transportation for Dave, Dan, and Jaco!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190906/a2ee22ac3cef37c041515bb3bb092fea.jpg)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: TeeJay on September 06, 2019, 06:17:03 pm
 :imaposer:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 06, 2019, 06:29:47 pm
I have been hesitant to post the following pics of this lawn ornament in fear it may arouse our Australian comrades on this forum, with their odd penchant for pork......

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on September 07, 2019, 01:23:57 am
I have been hesitant to post the following pics of this lawn ornament in fear it may arouse our Australian comrades on this forum, with their odd penchant for pork......

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They have a liking for sheep :deal: :peepwall: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 07, 2019, 05:54:05 am
I have been hesitant to post the following pics of this lawn ornament in fear it may arouse our Australian comrades on this forum, with their odd penchant for pork......


They have a liking for sheep :deal: :peepwall: :imaposer:

 :imaposer: yeah I致e heard that what is the deal?!?!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 07, 2019, 05:59:49 am
Last pics of Thursday in Shipshewana, Indiana(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190907/eb51c0ecbd947e58e1b9d47f659a92f1.jpg)

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 07, 2019, 07:02:44 am

 :imaposer: yeah I致e heard that what is the deal?!?!

Australia! Where men are men and sheep are nervous :peepwall:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 07, 2019, 07:04:42 am
I may have found a safer mode of transportation for Dave, Dan, and Jaco!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190906/a2ee22ac3cef37c041515bb3bb092fea.jpg)

The must have KLR痴 then... :imaposer:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 07, 2019, 08:03:20 am

 :imaposer: yeah I致e heard that what is the deal?!?!

Australia! Where men are men and sheep are nervous :peepwall:

 :imaposer:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 08, 2019, 10:45:29 pm
Relaxing at my local park along the Kalamazoo River, reading a book a friend lent me.  After two sad chapters I知 not sure I want to continue!  I知 about to cry my eyes out!

Regardless, the scenery is pretty.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: TeeJay on September 09, 2019, 05:33:19 am
Nice pic. What's the book called - and what's it about?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 09, 2019, 08:42:39 pm
Nice pic. What's the book called - and what's it about?


https://www.amazon.com/Nobodys-Boy-Grover-Wilcox/dp/0828018170
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 09, 2019, 09:21:13 pm
https://www.amazon.com/Nobodys-Boy-Grover-Wilcox/dp/0828018170

I see what you mean... :'(
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 09, 2019, 09:23:29 pm
Heard today - neighbour 4 houses away from me shot his son and himself. He was in his sixties, his son 7.  Quite vulnerable today...
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 09, 2019, 09:24:50 pm
https://www.amazon.com/Nobodys-Boy-Grover-Wilcox/dp/0828018170

I see what you mean... :'(

Yeah man, neglect, abuse, starvation, small children fending for themselves, eating stolen produce and chicken feed in barns, beatings, choking, etc., you name it, Grover and his siblings lived it.  :'(
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 09, 2019, 09:25:31 pm
Heard today - neighbour 4 houses away from me shot his son and himself. He was in his sixties, his son 7.  Quite vulnerable today...

Oh no, that's terrible.  A seven year old.........so very tragic.  :'(
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: TeeJay on September 10, 2019, 05:36:44 am
Nice pic. What's the book called - and what's it about?


https://www.amazon.com/Nobodys-Boy-Grover-Wilcox/dp/0828018170

Wow - thanks!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 10, 2019, 06:11:55 am
Nice pic. What's the book called - and what's it about?


https://www.amazon.com/Nobodys-Boy-Grover-Wilcox/dp/0828018170

Wow - thanks!

I知 3 chapters in, difficult for me to imagine parents inflicting so much pain on their own children.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 10, 2019, 06:59:03 am
I知 excited to announce I値l be leaving Wednesday morning on a road trip.

I値l be eastbound and down, destination, the Atlantic seaboard.

I will be spending Wednesday afternoon evening and overnight in Steeler Nation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, aka Steele Towne aka Steele City.

Thursday, Washington DC, overnighting across the road from the National Mall.  Wishful thinking on my part, I知 hoping to see Lincoln Memorial, Washington Obelisk, JFK痴 burial site, White House, and as many of the Smithsonian museums as time allows after driving in from Pittsburgh.

Friday morning, we must be up with the roosters to avoid DC traffic to Annapolis where we will be driving to Lewes, Delaware to board a ferry for us and my vehicle to Cape May, New Jersey to attend a graduation ceremony at the Coast Guard Training Center, on Sat morning.

Once the ceremony is complete, where we go is to be determined.  We will most likely head west back towards the Mitten, arriving back home Sunday or Monday.

I値l do my best to keep it real witcha and provide lots of cell phone peekchas.

It痴 gonna be a great trip, I知 excited my dee oh double gees!

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I壇 like for you to believe I値l keep it live, but yous already know that痴 a bunch of bullshit!

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 10, 2019, 08:03:57 am
Njoy!  :thumleft:

Travel safe!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Oubones on September 10, 2019, 08:44:50 am
Enjoy and waiting for your pics and safe return!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 11, 2019, 09:26:44 pm
We got on the road at 8:15, about 1.25 hrs behind schedule........... not bad!  We stayed up drinking beer until 2:30am.  I was up at 6:30 drinking Gatorade and snorting rails of rehydrate!

Near Wooster, Ohio

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Apple Creek, Ohio, I stopped to say hi to some clients of mine.  They have a beautiful farm.


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My clients finally fell the old oak or maple tree from their front yard.  It is believed to have been 240+ years old.  They cut the trunk in slabs, each child will have a table made from the slabs.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 11, 2019, 09:28:41 pm
We attempted to eat lunch at my favorite restaurant in Ohio, unfortunately, a two hour wait.  Not happening.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 11, 2019, 09:30:07 pm
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Restored 1 room cabin from the pioneer days, someone has made it their home.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 11, 2019, 09:30:43 pm
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5 years ago this antique had more wood.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 11, 2019, 09:33:10 pm
Since we couldn稚 lunch at Mrs Yoders Kitchen, we decided on the best Reuben in the area at the Ville in Steubenville, Ohio.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190911/b678f5106729eb0a87a60fbf5fb34c14.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190911/7536dfdfbdd475467f58d0e9787e3c2b.jpg)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: jaybiker on September 11, 2019, 11:48:25 pm
Big oil, all your magnificent travel pics show a land that is immaculate, trimmed and tended, scrubbed, polished and freshly painted.

I'm sure you must be working as an ambassador for Tourism, and they're gonna give you a huge award!   :lol8:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 12, 2019, 12:05:37 am
Big oil, all your magnificent travel pics show a land that is immaculate, trimmed and tended, scrubbed, polished and freshly painted.

I'm sure you must be working as an ambassador for Tourism, and they're gonna give you a huge award!   :lol8:

Thanks, Sir Jaybiker, I would love to photograph the worst parts of America for you, I just choose to avoid the areas I知 not wanted.

Yeah, perhaps Uncle Sam will reduce my taxes for promoting tourism!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 12, 2019, 12:07:57 am
We have arrived in Pittsburgh.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 12, 2019, 12:12:04 am
PPG Paints arena, home of the famous Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team is next door to our hotel, along with UPMC Medical Center and BNY MELLON are the skyscrapers towering above PPG Arena.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190911/8cd8d08aeaf4b6576d5c40473f146e27.jpg)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 12, 2019, 12:22:17 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 12, 2019, 08:58:45 am
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We visited a biker bar, Jack痴 Bar, met a friend of mine there, Cyndi, she痴 a stewardess for Americans airlines.  We had fun, lots of laughter.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 12, 2019, 09:00:20 am
Then we visited the grand overlooking downtown Pittsburgh (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190912/acc036c34b31b08adcc0ed9d8e18315f.jpg)

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 12, 2019, 10:34:09 am
 I stopped to say hi to some clients of mine.

What do you do BO?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 12, 2019, 06:42:37 pm
I stopped to say hi to some clients of mine.

What do you do BO?

I should致e written former clients. 

I purchased land from these folks years ago on behalf of a large oil and nat gas corporation.

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 12, 2019, 06:52:26 pm
A nice church up on Mount Washington.

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Stewardess Cyndi, Pittsburgh born and bred, still got it going on for her age!

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 12, 2019, 06:54:20 pm
Leaving downtown Pittsburgh (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190912/e3f9d68d50d5f788bc97142f3bf42ec3.jpg)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 12, 2019, 08:31:23 pm
Breezewood, Pennsylvania Pee break(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190912/7021a6437764c2d57b3976408c432d56.jpg)

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 13, 2019, 12:43:35 am
Arrived late and tired in WDC.  I didn稚 get to sleep until 4:30 this morning.  Slept until 9:30, left Pittsburgh at 10:30.

Instead of all the aforementioned locales I intended to visit......... not happening.

Here痴 a few from our drive in..

Washington Monument

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 13, 2019, 12:46:16 am
LEED PLATINUM


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 13, 2019, 03:04:05 pm
No Towering Inferno part 2 last night with some of WDC痴 finest on watch.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190913/525968352fa9eec0729a177a514ec9ef.jpg)

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 13, 2019, 03:07:16 pm
Museum of Bible in DC

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 13, 2019, 03:08:56 pm
US GOV Department of Health and Human Services buildings.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 13, 2019, 03:10:19 pm
WDC skyline from a rooftop bar.  The Washington Obelisk in some of the pics

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 13, 2019, 03:14:35 pm
Hah! I have that train in model form...

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 13, 2019, 03:15:01 pm
Fell asleep around midnight, alarm began ringing at 4am, I hit the snooze twice.

We finally got en route at 5:30, 30 behind schedule.

We still made good time to Lewes, Delaware and are now sailing in the Atlantic Ocean to Cape May, New Jersey (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190913/85226525c6735e04d15e6ccdf6f98de5.jpg)

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 13, 2019, 03:16:15 pm
Stunning pictures by the way. iPhone you say? Impressive...
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 13, 2019, 03:18:44 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 13, 2019, 03:21:49 pm
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8:57 am, ferry bar is closed.

No problem, it痴 why we always carry a large cooler in my suv, full of beer, pop, water, beer, vodka, whiskey, bourbon, and beer!

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 13, 2019, 03:26:48 pm
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Current location, equidistant between Delaware and New Jersey via the Atlantic Ocean.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 14, 2019, 08:56:53 pm
Coast guard training center

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 14, 2019, 08:58:18 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 16, 2019, 02:39:50 am
Stunning pictures by the way. iPhone you say? Impressive...


Thanks BigEd

Yes, I traded in my iPhone 6s for a new iPhone XR.

Still need to learn how to resize so pics fit nicely on a smartphone sized screen.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 16, 2019, 08:57:30 am
Thanks BigEd

Yes, I traded in my iPhone 6s for a new iPhone XR.

Still need to learn how to resize so pics fit nicely on a smartphone sized screen.

Cool, I have one now too. Amazing phone - great battery use and yes, stunning pics. Lemme know if you find out about easy resizing....
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 16, 2019, 08:59:28 am
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Who's this btw?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: EssBee on September 16, 2019, 01:29:58 pm
I was just Google-Earthing'ing that area last week, just out of curiosity.  :biggrin:

Everything is so clean and orderly....something we're sadly not used to anymore.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on September 16, 2019, 03:29:00 pm
I was just Google-Earthing'ing that area last week, just out of curiosity.  :biggrin:

Everything is so clean and orderly....something we're sadly not used to anymore.

I was just about to post exactly the same. Soooo wish our country was clean. If I ever leave I think that would be in the top reasons why.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 16, 2019, 08:34:29 pm
Hah! I have that train in model form...

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Cool train
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 16, 2019, 08:39:45 pm
Thanks BigEd


Yes, I traded in my iPhone 6s for a new iPhone XR.

Still need to learn how to resize so pics fit nicely on a smartphone sized screen.

Cool, I have one now too. Amazing phone - great battery use and yes, stunning pics. Lemme know if you find out about easy resizing....

The man in the pic is a good friend of mine, Eric.  Eric痴 son Russell just graduated boot camp so instead of flying out, we decided to road trip.


Nice, battery life is better than any previous phone I致e owned by a mile.  I can go 1.5-2 days on a full charge.

The XS has dual cameras that offers better pics, though not the battery life of XR.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 17, 2019, 11:54:08 pm
I made it home from the road trip finally.

We made it to Eric痴 yesterday afternoon and began celebrating with Russell the recent graduate.

Now, I need to recuperate for awhile before I tell you about the rest of our road trip.

We had the night of our lives in. Baltimore, Maryland. 
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 18, 2019, 12:48:39 pm
I was just Google-Earthing'ing that area last week, just out of curiosity.  :biggrin:

Everything is so clean and orderly....something we're sadly not used to anymore.

I was just about to post exactly the same. Soooo wish our country was clean. If I ever leave I think that would be in the top reasons why.

I don稚 want yous having the impression all of my country is neat clean and manicured.....it most certainly is not.

It appears I知 going to have to visit the worst places of the US to give you a better perspective.  Although the ahitholes are a small percentage of my country, they exist and it is sad. 
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 18, 2019, 01:46:19 pm
Trust me BO, it's a lot worse this side, but having lived in Columbus Ohio for 6 months and traveled the state up and down, I have to agree with you.

I mostly found downtown or rather near there - normally easy bus ride away - to be the place where the troubles would concentrate... The suburbs tended to be ok.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: ZooDog on September 18, 2019, 07:38:46 pm
Our trip to the states was awesome love he farming community痴 people very much like we are this side, few us us said we should sell up and buy a farm or farms there you don稚 have any connections that痴 side we looking at leaving we have had to many friends land family lost here. Very keen to go back and look at more areas
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on September 19, 2019, 03:13:25 am
Yes I also find the USA farming community very similar to the SA farming community.
The other day we ran out of fuel, while waiting for diesel to be delivered in the field for the sialage chopper another farmer (neighbor) came with a tractor and fuel cell and gave us enough to carry on for another hour.
They are hard working men and women, albeit a bit short tempered so far in my experience but they appear not to hold grudges. There the SA farmers can learn from them  :lol8:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: ZooDog on September 19, 2019, 06:07:45 am
Are you working up there for a farmer or living up there, what area you in
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 19, 2019, 08:08:15 am
I know of a Northern province farmer selling up and moving to a Texas farm recently. A buddy of mine also just sold up and is also going there. I'm deathly jealous...
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 20, 2019, 01:53:23 am
Our trip to the states was awesome love he farming community痴 people very much like we are this side, few us us said we should sell up and buy a farm or farms there you don稚 have any connections that痴 side we looking at leaving we have had to many friends land family lost here. Very keen to go back and look at more areas

Location means everything as agricultural land varies from reasonable to ridiculous.

I致e seen large quantities of farmland sell for as little as $1,500 per acre.

Last week on my way to New Jersey, I stopped at some former Amish clients of mine. 

I inquired about vacant parcels in Holmes county Ohio, a small 5 acre plot.  They explained a 5 acre plot had just sold for $367,000.  Yes, only 5 acres of vacant farm land.

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 20, 2019, 02:06:44 am
I know of a Northern province farmer selling up and moving to a Texas farm recently. A buddy of mine also just sold up and is also going there. I'm deathly jealous...

Texas :imaposer:  EVERYTHING and EVERYONE is bigggggggerrrrrrrr n Texas.

What a great state.  I can稚 take the temps or the traffic around DFW or I壇 live there. 

Actually, I still haven稚 ruled out the idea.


It is an ENORMOUS state, I致e yet to tour the panhandle and the areas of Houston and San Antonio.  The rest I致e toured both on 2 wheels and 4, including having toured Texas hill country and I conquered the three sisters!


Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on September 20, 2019, 03:07:12 am
I know of a Northern province farmer selling up and moving to a Texas farm recently. A buddy of mine also just sold up and is also going there. I'm deathly jealous...

Texas :imaposer:  EVERYTHING and EVERYONE is bigggggggerrrrrrrr n Texas.

What a great state.  I can稚 take the temps or the traffic around DFW or I壇 live there. 

Actually, I still haven稚 ruled out the idea.


It is an ENORMOUS state, I致e yet to tour the panhandle and the areas of Houston and San Antonio.  The rest I致e toured both on 2 wheels and 4, including having toured Texas hill country and I conquered the three sisters!

Bud I am currently in the panhandle on a 90 000 acre farm. The most beutiful farm I have seen in the state.
Free roaming cattle feed yard, everything well organized.
However, the rest of the panhandle I have seen so far is pretty much the same as Kansas.
Lots of Mexicans here and mexican shops.
This is agriculture valley and universities
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 20, 2019, 06:03:33 am
I know of a Northern province farmer selling up and moving to a Texas farm recently. A buddy of mine also just sold up and is also going there. I'm deathly jealous...

Texas :imaposer:  EVERYTHING and EVERYONE is bigggggggerrrrrrrr n Texas.

What a great state.  I can稚 take the temps or the traffic around DFW or I壇 live there. 

Actually, I still haven稚 ruled out the idea.


It is an ENORMOUS state, I致e yet to tour the panhandle and the areas of Houston and San Antonio.  The rest I致e toured both on 2 wheels and 4, including having toured Texas hill country and I conquered the three sisters!

Bud I am currently in the panhandle on a 90 000 acre farm. The most beutiful farm I have seen in the state.
Free roaming cattle feed yard, everything well organized.
However, the rest of the panhandle I have seen so far is pretty much the same as Kansas.
Lots of Mexicans here and mexican shops.
This is agriculture valley and universities

My accountant lives in Borger Texas in the panhandle northeast of Amarillo.

The area used to be Mexico until we took it  >:D
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 20, 2019, 07:58:51 am
The area used to be Mexico until we took it  >:D

I'm reading some comics at the moment about the old west days - Lt Blueberry (it's got piekchas!) The location is near those areas. Very nice read for a comic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blueberry_(comics)

Check it out...
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 21, 2019, 01:39:48 pm
The area used to be Mexico until we took it  >:D

I'm reading some comics at the moment about the old west days - Lt Blueberry (it's got piekchas!) The location is near those areas. Very nice read for a comic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blueberry_(comics)

Check it out...

I hadn稚 heard of that series it sounds interesting
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 22, 2019, 07:57:40 pm
Allow me to introduce a young hero of mine, Seaman Russell Samon.  Russell was dropped off by his mother and father in Detroit Michigan, mid July.  His behind was now the property of the US government.

He then boarded a US military airplane and flew to Philadelphia where he and 99 other kids boarded a bus to Cape May, NJ.  Russell told me almost all the kids were laughing and being loud during the bus ride.  Russell claimed he remained stoic during the ride.  He was asked by other riders why.  He claims he told the other boys I don稚 know why you all are so happy, because we池e about to face weeks of hell.

Russell was correct in his assessment!  Forty of 100 didn稚 graduate on time or were sent back home.

Seven of those 40 made it to the last day and were to receive their graduation certificates, but had committed acts the night before graduation deemed so heinous against USCG code, they not only did not graduate, they will be reverted back a few weeks or be discharged.  The kids families showed up for the ceremony only to learn that they壇 be taking their child back home, all that work for nothing and possibly a blip on their record if what they committed was unlawful!

Russell graduated in the 99th percentile in physical fitness.  He would致e gotten first if he could have ran the 1.5 mile faster than 1 other kid.  The other kid wasn稚 as strong or muscular as Russ, but he was 7 seconds quicker in the 1.5, iirc.

Here is a young man I知 so proud of, here痴 Russell, 10 minutes after graduation, excited to tell his father, Eric, a story about his boot camp experience:(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190922/e562b35b1141270eb9ab243e20c4fa2e.jpg)

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on September 23, 2019, 02:05:10 am
Awesome!

You have reason to be proud of young Russel  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on September 23, 2019, 05:03:16 am
Allow me to introduce a young hero of mine, Seaman Russell Samon.  Russell was dropped off by his mother and father in Detroit Michigan, mid July.  His behind was now the property of the US government.

He then boarded a US military airplane and flew to Philadelphia where he and 99 other kids boarded a bus to Cape May, NJ.  Russell told me almost all the kids were laughing and being loud during the bus ride.  Russell claimed he remained stoic during the ride.  He was asked by other riders why.  He claims he told the other boys I don稚 know why you all are so happy, because we池e about to face weeks of hell.

Russell was correct in his assessment!  Forty of 100 didn稚 graduate on time or were sent back home.

Seven of those 40 made it to the last day and were to receive their graduation certificates, but had committed acts the night before graduation deemed so heinous against USCG code, they not only did not graduate, they will be reverted back a few weeks or be discharged.  The kids families showed up for the ceremony only to learn that they壇 be taking their child back home, all that work for nothing and possibly a blip on their record if what they committed was unlawful!

Russell graduated in the 99th percentile in physical fitness.  He would致e gotten first if he could have ran the 1.5 mile faster than 1 other kid.  The other kid wasn稚 as strong or muscular as Russ, but he was 7 seconds quicker in the 1.5, iirc.

Here is a young man I知 so proud of, here痴 Russell, 10 minutes after graduation, excited to tell his father, Eric, a story about his boot camp experience:(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190922/e562b35b1141270eb9ab243e20c4fa2e.jpg)

Respect  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 23, 2019, 02:54:52 pm
Allow me to introduce a young hero of mine, Seaman Russell Samon.  Russell was dropped off by his mother and father in Detroit Michigan, mid July.  His behind was now the property of the US government.

He then boarded a US military airplane and flew to Philadelphia where he and 99 other kids boarded a bus to Cape May, NJ.  Russell told me almost all the kids were laughing and being loud during the bus ride.  Russell claimed he remained stoic during the ride.  He was asked by other riders why.  He claims he told the other boys I don稚 know why you all are so happy, because we池e about to face weeks of hell.

Russell was correct in his assessment!  Forty of 100 didn稚 graduate on time or were sent back home.

Seven of those 40 made it to the last day and were to receive their graduation certificates, but had committed acts the night before graduation deemed so heinous against USCG code, they not only did not graduate, they will be reverted back a few weeks or be discharged.  The kids families showed up for the ceremony only to learn that they壇 be taking their child back home, all that work for nothing and possibly a blip on their record if what they committed was unlawful!

Russell graduated in the 99th percentile in physical fitness.  He would致e gotten first if he could have ran the 1.5 mile faster than 1 other kid.  The other kid wasn稚 as strong or muscular as Russ, but he was 7 seconds quicker in the 1.5, iirc.

Here is a young man I知 so proud of, here痴 Russell, 10 minutes after graduation, excited to tell his father, Eric, a story about his boot camp experience:(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190922/e562b35b1141270eb9ab243e20c4fa2e.jpg)

Respect  :thumleft:

Thanks Tom, this kid is way ahead of his time
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 23, 2019, 03:22:35 pm
Allow me to introduce a young hero of mine, Seaman Russell Samon.  Russell was dropped off by his mother and father in Detroit Michigan, mid July.  His behind was now the property of the US government.

He then boarded a US military airplane and flew to Philadelphia where he and 99 other kids boarded a bus to Cape May, NJ.  Russell told me almost all the kids were laughing and being loud during the bus ride.  Russell claimed he remained stoic during the ride.  He was asked by other riders why.  He claims he told the other boys I don稚 know why you all are so happy, because we池e about to face weeks of hell.

Russell was correct in his assessment!  Forty of 100 didn稚 graduate on time or were sent back home.

Seven of those 40 made it to the last day and were to receive their graduation certificates, but had committed acts the night before graduation deemed so heinous against USCG code, they not only did not graduate, they will be reverted back a few weeks or be discharged.  The kids families showed up for the ceremony only to learn that they壇 be taking their child back home, all that work for nothing and possibly a blip on their record if what they committed was unlawful!

Russell graduated in the 99th percentile in physical fitness.  He would致e gotten first if he could have ran the 1.5 mile faster than 1 other kid.  The other kid wasn稚 as strong or muscular as Russ, but he was 7 seconds quicker in the 1.5, iirc.

Here is a young man I知 so proud of, here痴 Russell, 10 minutes after graduation, excited to tell his father, Eric, a story about his boot camp experience:(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190922/e562b35b1141270eb9ab243e20c4fa2e.jpg)

Respect  :thumleft:

Thanks man, Russell is way ahead of most kids his age!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Oubones on September 23, 2019, 05:53:52 pm
It is kids like him that gives us faith in the future!
Well done to him and all who helped shape this young man!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 23, 2019, 08:15:27 pm
It is kids like him that gives us faith in the future!
Well done to him and all who helped shape this young man!

Sure does Hennie, he told us of a turning point in his adolescence where he was at a party when his good friends began crumbling up pills they壇 raided from parents medicine bottles, then his friends would snort the contents.  It was a peer pressure moment, he turned his back on his buddies, walked home without having snorted anything!

He痴 worked his tail off from a young age, he has a nice size chunk of cash in the bank too from working and he痴 tight as a bark on a tree.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 24, 2019, 12:04:41 pm
After the graduation ceremony we found a nice steakhouse to feast and listen to a different Russell than the one we were used to.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 24, 2019, 12:14:40 pm
After the feast, the rest of the group were westbound, eagerly searching for the Mitten, Eric had initially texted the grad ceremony was on Saturday morning, I壇 already booked a room in Cape May, so we headed for the room to rest and recuperate for the long drive the next day.

Views from our room, the Sea Chest Hotel, proprietors, first gen Polish immigrants.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 24, 2019, 01:15:41 pm
Side story - The locals  and hotel guests in Cape May were fascinated not only by our accent, but by our our sleeping 💤 habits...

You see, the air off the Atlantic Ocean at night is quite cool, apparently this means most locals and hotel guests may have had their windows shut or slightly cracked, certainly no fans running.

Not us Michigander Polar Bears, eh........

There was a convention for firefighters in town the weekend we were in Cape May, all hotel guests were New Jersey firefighters along with their wives. 

Eric sleeps with ESPN痴 SPORTCENTER on all night, he had warned me of this before the trip.  I couldn稚 give a shit because my sleeping has mostly returned to normal...........comatose.  We had all windows in our room max open and our fans on, tv on,  so apparently hotel guests laughed their asses off as they walked passed our room. 

You see, unbeknownst to aloof us, the curtains on the enormous front window to our room were quite transparent, 😂 Eric in his bed sawing logs, me in my bed sawing logs, the tv providing all the light necessary for everyone to see our ivory asses and whatever else they may have seen dangling off my bed  :peepwall:

Everyone was impressed with our snoring  💤 volume and our free spirited sleeping attire with all windows max open!!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 24, 2019, 01:24:25 pm
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My old friend admiring the New Jersey beech. 
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 24, 2019, 01:43:56 pm
Eric and I were now westbound and down, intending to cover some distance towards the Mitten.

Wasn稚 happening!

We stopped shortly after leaving Cape May, to refuel and get right for the drive.

Getting right for Eric means pouring 2 beers in his Yeti tumbler, mixing a vodka and coke in his large tumbler, swallowing 2 Norco 750痴, and an assortment of other pharmaceuticals. 

I知 not as cool as my old buddy, Eric, getting right for me included washing my glass, refueling, doing some stretching, and placing a Gatorade and water in my cup holders at the helm.

If you池e a doctor reading this and you致e time, would you please send me a pm, I知 concerned about Eric and a couple of things I noticed on our road trip, and would like a doctors opinion.

We were finally back on the road, avoiding Philadelphia and it痴 traffic at all cost, we took another route towards Baltimore.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 24, 2019, 01:46:58 pm
Now back in Delaware en route to Baltimore, we stop at a Delaware Welcome Center and Rest Area, so Eric can get right again and I can walk and stretch and refill my water and Gatorade.

Joe Biden has a bunch of toilets named after him, he must be proud.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 24, 2019, 02:00:15 pm
Pause

Presently in Michigan痴 upper Peninsula, autumn has arrived.  See the moonlight reflect in the river?

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U.P. colors are supposed to peek Oct 5, if everything goes to plan, I知 gonna hit the road on the 3rd, I値l tow my BMDubya up there and ride around capturing hopefully some nice peekchas of breathtaking scenery.

I failed to add this pic was borrowed or texted to me.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 24, 2019, 06:56:04 pm
It took us about 5 hours to drive from Cape May, New Jersey to Baltimore, a trip that should take 2.5-3 hours!

We were hungry at around 3pm so I began searching for a good seafood restaurant in Baltimore.

One of the highest rated places on the google list was L.P. Steamers in the Locust Point neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland, thus L.P. equals Locust Point Steamers. 

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It appears to be a run down shithole.........and it is!

The food?  Some of the best crab I致e eaten.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on September 24, 2019, 10:45:53 pm
It appears to be a run down shithole.........and it is!

The food?  Some of the best crab I致e eaten.

Those are often where you eat the best food ... and have the best time.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 25, 2019, 02:09:18 am
It appears to be a run down shithole.........and it is!

The food?  Some of the best crab I致e eaten.

Those are often where you eat the best food ... and have the best time.

Totallyagree, I知 always searching for a dive with excellent food
We couldn稚 get enough, we ate there twice, at 4ish and 10ish! 
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 25, 2019, 02:14:54 am
We couldn稚 get a table, so they gave us a pager and told us they had a waiting area slash bar across the street where we could enjoy a drink while we wait.......don稚 have to tell us twice!

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 25, 2019, 02:19:05 am
Our pager went off 15 min later, but the drinks and convo was flowing well at the bar, so we responded to the page, we would need more time!

About 1 hour and several beers later we were ready to attack a bunch of seafood just out of the Atlantic.

We began with broiled then saut馥d jumbo crab cakes.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on September 25, 2019, 02:22:55 am
If you had kept going South on the I95 you would have hit hot, sunny, Florida....


Home of the Zogs and their dogs  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

Mrs Zog lived in Baltimore for many, many years. She never went to that establishment  :sip:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 25, 2019, 07:15:36 pm
If you had kept going South on the I95 you would have hit hot, sunny, Florida....


Home of the Zogs and their dogs  :peepwall:  :imaposer:

Mrs Zog lived in Baltimore for many, many years. She never went to that establishment  :sip:

I would have been game, bro Eric wanted to get back to the Mitten in order to spend a few days with Russell before he and his girlfriend leave for New York, where he will be stationed in the 銑and of 10,000 Islands. 

Bro Eric and I will hopefully travel out to New York next year with fishing boat in tow and catch some ginormous walleyes.

Yeah, you壇 mentioned her living there to me, it was a fun time, I can稚 wait to revisit Baltimore and the Smithsonian museums in WDC. 

Hope all is well in Florida.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 25, 2019, 07:30:57 pm
We finally made it across the street to L.P.痴, where Jose ensured we had everything we needed.

Eric had already spoken with Jose after I壇 dropped him off close to the entrance so he could secure us a table while I searched for an available parking spot.  Finding a large enough spot proved difficult.

When Jose encouraged Eric to wait next door at the tavern with bartender Harry, Eric told him to look for a giant to walk through the door in the next few minutes, you can稚 miss him, lol, and relay that he was across the street.

I was wondering why Jose looked up at me so funny and began belly laughing when I entered through the front door!!

I asked Jose wtf he was laughing at in a joking manner, he laughingly told me that Eric had told him to look for a giant.  I asked Jose where that prick fuck Eric was, so I could slap him.

Made Jose痴 day to laugh so much at my expense, so when we ordered the largest most expensive feast on the menu, he substituted ginormous crabs for large crabs at no extra charge.  Funny how that happens!

Anyhoo, here痴 our feast, Ginormous crabs, jumbo lobster tails, pound of jumbo prawns , too many clams and oysters to count, 2 cobs of corn , and a pitcher of beer.

We are everything, there痴 wasn稚 a morsel left!

We were intoxicated and feasted like kings, what an experience.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on September 25, 2019, 07:32:05 pm
Our pager went off 15 min later, but the drinks and convo was flowing well at the bar, so we responded to the page, we would need more time!

About 1 hour and several beers later we were ready to attack a bunch of seafood just out of the Atlantic.

We began with broiled then saut馥d jumbo crab cakes.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190925/5f53e4997eb084cbcada5917e540cd86.jpg)

 :drif: :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on September 25, 2019, 07:35:44 pm
From all that food it looks like you need crutches to walk out again.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 25, 2019, 07:40:29 pm
Our pager went off 15 min later, but the drinks and convo was flowing well at the bar, so we responded to the page, we would need more time!

About 1 hour and several beers later we were ready to attack a bunch of seafood just out of the Atlantic.

We began with broiled then saut馥d jumbo crab cakes.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190925/5f53e4997eb084cbcada5917e540cd86.jpg)

 :drif: :drif: :drif:

By far the most flavorful delicious 🦀 cake I致e ever had.

Mouth watering delicious as they don稚 boil the crab, they steam then saut for Max flavor
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 25, 2019, 07:44:36 pm
From all that food it looks like you need crutches to walk out again.

Those are Eric痴 crutches, we both were about to explode, the funny thing is we ended up going back approximately 6 hours later and had another smaller $75 feast and several more 🍻!!

The locals liked us so much, we were offered a place to overnight a 1 minute walk from LP Steamers!

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 25, 2019, 07:56:19 pm
Post feast, we walked around praying we wouldn稚 have to drop a deuce.

Bro wanted his pic taken in front of this Baltimore fire station

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Bartender Harry had explained to us when we were crushing beers waiting for a table at the seafood joint, that we壇 lucked out by stopping in the Locust Point Neighborhood as that day was the anniversary of Defenders Day at Fort McHenry right down the street, named after the heroic battle against the British Navy, when they decided they壇 had enough and tucked tail for New Orleans.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 26, 2019, 12:37:32 am
A beautifully colored Indian Roadmaster in the BFD lot.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 26, 2019, 12:41:02 am
So, we went down to Fort McHenry to scope it out.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 26, 2019, 12:47:25 am


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 26, 2019, 12:49:32 am
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Eric with statue Orpheus


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 26, 2019, 12:53:51 am
Although I knew Frances Scott Key authored our National anthem I didn稚 know he wrote it here at Fort McHenry.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 26, 2019, 12:54:29 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 26, 2019, 12:59:48 am
A few pics of the grounds at Fort McHenry

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 26, 2019, 01:00:57 am
Pano of Fort McHenry end to end with a little color added.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 26, 2019, 01:03:15 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 26, 2019, 06:50:05 am
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 27, 2019, 01:43:48 am
The search was on for more though not at tavern prices.

This proved difficult.  I always take it for granted I can buy beer most anywhere back in my home state, I forget it痴 not always easy in other states.  We managed to track down a 15 pack of beer and a large bag of ice for the cooler.

Then I contacted the homeowners who offered us 2 beds in their home.  Everything was set for us, so we went to scope out our living conditions.  We ended up drinking a few beers with the homeowner laughed so damn hard, homeowners were originally from North Carolina so our dialects couldn稚 sound more different!!

After we were intoxicated and stoned again, we decided the only rational thing to do was attack more seafood at L.P. Steamers!

Between the meals and beers ordered, another good size bill with gratuity.  They accommodated us polar bears as they sat us on the second floor of the establishment.  OMGAWD, it was like drinking and eating in a sauna for us, the temp had to be at least 75-80F on the second floor.  We were dying from the excessive temperatures, until our waiter saw how much we were struggling and opened 2 windows nearby.

We had another great experience and I cannot wait to go back someday.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 27, 2019, 01:54:25 am
Then the crazy night on the town began, a night Eric, nor I, will not forget anytime soon!

We............somehow..........umm.......yeah...... ended up in a very different part of Baltimore than what we壇 been subjected to earlier!  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190927/65639a681238daf7b922f8bdef0222e4.jpg)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on September 27, 2019, 06:44:04 am
We............somehow..........umm.......yeah...... ended up in a very different part of Baltimore than what we壇 been subjected to earlier!

Do tell... :drif:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: jaybiker on September 27, 2019, 09:10:48 am
Interesting to read that The Star Spangled Banner originated in 1812.

I read that it was only adopted as the national anthem when the USA competed in the first modern Olympics in 1896.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 27, 2019, 01:14:02 pm
We............somehow..........umm.......yeah...... ended up in a very different part of Baltimore than what we壇 been subjected to earlier!

Do tell... :drif:

 :peepwall:  not until I reread the forum rule book!!   >:D


Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 27, 2019, 03:10:11 pm
Interesting to read that The Star Spangled Banner originated in 1812.

I read that it was only adopted as the national anthem when the USA competed in the first modern Olympics in 1896.

I learned something new today, thanks JayBiker!

I had remembered Francis Scott Key wrote the poem that became Star Spangled Banner.

I had not remembered he wrote it at Fort McHenry, MD and I didn稚 know its first use was in 1896!

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 27, 2019, 03:19:41 pm
One of the most amazing performances of our national anthem by one the most amazing and talented singers of all time, before that little low down shit-faced twinkle-toed cock sucker Bobby Brown beat the shit outta her and got her addicted to hardcore painkillers and other street drugs.

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 27, 2019, 03:48:00 pm
 :eek7:  Great, long winter with abundant precipitation predicted

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/michigan/winter-2020-mi/?fbclid=IwAR2jObAq7J_TIlyB7EWsubqV82UvfkdE3q5x_a6bsBQfhOHV3JuY_8kCSmg
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on September 28, 2019, 02:05:33 am
One of the most amazing performances of our national anthem by one the most amazing and talented singers of all time, before that little low down shit-faced twinkle-toed cock sucker Bobby Brown beat the shit outta her and got her addicted to hardcore painkillers and other street drugs.



Her voice gives me gooseflesh  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 29, 2019, 04:15:26 pm
One of the most amazing performances of our national anthem by one the most amazing and talented singers of all time, before that little low down shit-faced twinkle-toed cock sucker Bobby Brown beat the shit outta her and got her addicted to hardcore painkillers and other street drugs.



Her voice gives me gooseflesh  :thumleft:

I understand the feeling, I grew up listening to her, she was amazing.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 29, 2019, 04:21:35 pm
This guy came looking for me Saturday morning  :DRUIDD: 

Add me to the injured club  :xxbah:

Now I知 lying here in excruciating pain in my spine and neck debating whether or not to throw in the towel and get a lift to the hospital  :'(.  Pain is off the charts with dull aches and pinched nerves.

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Wayne on September 29, 2019, 04:59:40 pm
This guy came looking for me Saturday morning  :DRUIDD: 

Add me to the injured club  :xxbah:

I pulled a real smooth move like a true dill weed

Now I知 lying here in excruciating pain in my spine and neck debating whether or not to throw in the towel and get a lift to the hospital  :'(.  Pain is off the charts with dull aches and pinched nerves.
That is never nice. 2012 had a problem in my L5/S1 joint. Cost me 2 operations and 8 months of not working.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Oubones on September 29, 2019, 08:41:10 pm
Eish, not nice!
I hope you feel better quickly and rather go to the hospital and let them feed you some happy juice!
You might even get a pretty nurse to look at/ after you! :peepwall:
Strongs, not nice.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on September 30, 2019, 01:20:34 am
This guy came looking for me Saturday morning  :DRUIDD: 

Add me to the injured club  :xxbah:

I pulled a real smooth move like a true dill weed

Now I’m lying here in excruciating pain in my spine and neck debating whether or not to throw in the towel and get a lift to the hospital  :'(.  Pain is off the charts with dull aches and pinched nerves.



Pop some pain pills, smoke some happy baccy, and then take two cement pills and harden the fuck up man!  :peepwall:  :pot:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 02:22:33 am
This guy came looking for me Saturday morning  :DRUIDD: 

Add me to the injured club  :xxbah:

I pulled a real smooth move like a true dill weed

Now I知 lying here in excruciating pain in my spine and neck debating whether or not to throw in the towel and get a lift to the hospital  :'(.  Pain is off the charts with dull aches and pinched nerves.



Pop some pain pills, smoke some happy baccy, and then take two cement pills and harden the fuck up man!  :peepwall:  :pot:

  :lol8: No shit, I do need to toughen up. 

A friend brought me a pain pill, I smoked the little baccy I had left, I'm outta cement pills.

It's going to be a strong drink and a hot bath with epsom salt.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: jaybiker on September 30, 2019, 10:50:01 am
What are you saying, big oil? Had a fall, or slipped a disc overdoing something  ;)?

Either way, speedy recovery and take care.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 12:18:00 pm
What are you saying, big oil? Had a fall, or slipped a disc overdoing something  ;)?

Either way, speedy recovery and take care.

Thanks JB, early Saturday morning I was traveling down a potholed filled gravel road, pouring the rain, leaves blowing everywhere, I couldn稚 see a fairly large diameter tree downed across the road.  I spiked the brakes, but it was an oh shit, this is gonna hurt moment.  I ramped up and over, my grill and front bumper broke off an 8 inch diameter branch, fortunately my radiator was not holed. 

The impact from the up and over has me sore from my waste up.  My friends want me to go to the hospital to rule out spine and neck injuries.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 12:27:39 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on September 30, 2019, 01:23:57 pm
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 :o Ouch
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 01:30:24 pm
It痴 raining cats n dogs, so I cannot get a good assessment of the damage, nor do I give a shit at this point, I just want to be pain free.

It appears I値l just have to replace the silver bumper cover, lower mesh grille, and middle grille.  But, I may have bent wheels or out of alignment or damage underneath the car.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 01:31:50 pm
Northern lights captured over Michigan痴 Mackinaw bridge.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Karel84 on September 30, 2019, 03:13:23 pm
Northern lights captured over Michigan痴 Mackinaw bridge.

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Amazing. Sorry to hear about you damaging an innocent tree...

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Oubones on September 30, 2019, 06:14:01 pm
Nice photo!
Rather go and have it checked out than keep on suffering!
Please! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on September 30, 2019, 08:59:50 pm
Nice photo!
Rather go and have it checked out than keep on suffering!
Please! :thumleft:

I知 in the E.R. now and I already want to go back home.

I致e had a CT scan, waiting for hopefully positive results.

I致e been here 3 hours in a room and nobody has even offered me a muscle relaxer yet, is this typical for someone with intense muscle spasms.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on September 30, 2019, 09:49:10 pm
Nice photo!
Rather go and have it checked out than keep on suffering!
Please! :thumleft:

I知 in the E.R. now and I already want to go back home.

I致e had a CT scan, waiting for hopefully positive results.

I致e been here 3 hours in a room and nobody has even offered me a muscle relaxer yet, is this typical for someone with intense muscle spasms.

Strongs sir, I hope it is not to serious.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:58:37 pm
Nice photo!
Rather go and have it checked out than keep on suffering!
Please! :thumleft:

I知 in the E.R. now and I already want to go back home.

I致e had a CT scan, waiting for hopefully positive results.

I致e been here 3 hours in a room and nobody has even offered me a muscle relaxer yet, is this typical for someone with intense muscle spasms.

Strongs sir, I hope it is not to serious.  :thumleft:

Thank you, Mr. Tom, I'm beginning to get concerned with my concussive state as it has been 5 days since the accident and I still feel like my melon just got jarred.

Still suffering blurred vision, dazed and confused episodes, I'm tired all of the time, my brain feels like it is pointed to the right and up instead of straight.

Still very sore, but that's to be expected.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 02, 2019, 06:59:51 pm
Nice photo!
Rather go and have it checked out than keep on suffering!
Please! :thumleft:

Thanks Hennie, I had a friend that was up near the Mackinaw Bridge send that to me. 

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on October 03, 2019, 01:30:30 am
Nice photo!
Rather go and have it checked out than keep on suffering!
Please! :thumleft:

I知 in the E.R. now and I already want to go back home.

I致e had a CT scan, waiting for hopefully positive results.

I致e been here 3 hours in a room and nobody has even offered me a muscle relaxer yet, is this typical for someone with intense muscle spasms.

Strongs sir, I hope it is not to serious.  :thumleft:

Thank you, Mr. Tom, I'm beginning to get concerned with my concussive state as it has been 5 days since the accident and I still feel like my melon just got jarred.

Still suffering blurred vision, dazed and confused episodes, I'm tired all of the time, my brain feels like it is pointed to the right and up instead of straight.

Still very sore, but that's to be expected.

Well at least you had the CT scan etc. They would have picked up any serious damage. You just need to take it easy and slow for a coupla weeks.

If you start getting worse symptoms or severe headache or suchlike then head right back to the ER post-haste. Don't ever fuck with a head injury. Trust me.  :deal:

I hope you wake up tomorrow and feel great again buddy  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 03, 2019, 04:15:52 am
Nice photo!
Rather go and have it checked out than keep on suffering!
Please! :thumleft:

I知 in the E.R. now and I already want to go back home.

I致e had a CT scan, waiting for hopefully positive results.

I致e been here 3 hours in a room and nobody has even offered me a muscle relaxer yet, is this typical for someone with intense muscle spasms.

Strongs sir, I hope it is not to serious.  :thumleft:

Thank you, Mr. Tom, I'm beginning to get concerned with my concussive state as it has been 5 days since the accident and I still feel like my melon just got jarred.

Still suffering blurred vision, dazed and confused episodes, I'm tired all of the time, my brain feels like it is pointed to the right and up instead of straight.

Still very sore, but that's to be expected.

Well at least you had the CT scan etc. They would have picked up any serious damage. You just need to take it easy and slow for a coupla weeks.

If you start getting worse symptoms or severe headache or suchlike then head right back to the ER post-haste. Don't ever fuck with a head injury. Trust me.  :deal:

I hope you wake up tomorrow and feel great again buddy 
:thumleft:

Yes to that!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 04:50:02 am
Northern lights captured over Michigan痴 Mackinaw bridge.

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Amazing. Sorry to hear about you damaging an innocent tree...

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Thanks, not my photo though still amazing.

I'll go give the tree a hug from ya tomorrow  :thumleft:

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 04:53:54 am
Nice photo!
Rather go and have it checked out than keep on suffering!
Please! :thumleft:

I知 in the E.R. now and I already want to go back home.

I致e had a CT scan, waiting for hopefully positive results.

I致e been here 3 hours in a room and nobody has even offered me a muscle relaxer yet, is this typical for someone with intense muscle spasms.

Strongs sir, I hope it is not to serious.  :thumleft:

Thank you, Mr. Tom, I'm beginning to get concerned with my concussive state as it has been 5 days since the accident and I still feel like my melon just got jarred.

Still suffering blurred vision, dazed and confused episodes, I'm tired all of the time, my brain feels like it is pointed to the right and up instead of straight.

Still very sore, but that's to be expected.

Well at least you had the CT scan etc. They would have picked up any serious damage. You just need to take it easy and slow for a coupla weeks.

If you start getting worse symptoms or severe headache or suchlike then head right back to the ER post-haste. Don't ever fuck with a head injury. Trust me.  :deal:

I hope you wake up tomorrow and feel great again buddy  :thumleft:

Thanks Zog  :thumleft:

I think you're right, I think the 2 mile walk was too much too quickly.

Today, I took my mom out for lunch, when I returned home, I felt ridiculously tired for having done absolutely nothing in the form of strenuous activity.

All I want to do is sleep, I think my body is trying to tell me something. 

My spine, neck, hips, etc., nothing feels aligned.  I'm going to my Chiro tomorrow. 

After Chiro I think I'll not book a massage at Helga's House of Pain and get a real soothing massage somewhere else  ;)
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Oubones on October 03, 2019, 05:46:13 am
I have done long sessions in the jacuzzi that has done wonders for my back as the Chiro says it gives my back chance to realign itself due to the relaxing of the muscles and the weightlessness of being in water.
Take it slow and carefull and as the guys said, go back if it does not improve.
Come and visit here and you will feel better! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 03, 2019, 06:22:14 am
I have done long sessions in the jacuzzi that has done wonders for my back as the Chiro says it gives my back chance to realign itself due to the relaxing of the muscles and the weightlessness of being in water.
Take it slow and carefull and as the guys said, go back if it does not improve.
Come and visit here and you will feel better! :thumleft:

 :thumleft:  good idea, I'll add a soak in a jacuzzi to the list and perhaps some time in a sauna. 

As far as visiting, I cannot wait to hopefully have that opportunity in the next couple of years.

Reading RR's here is amazing, yous all live in an amazingly beautiful country and Namibia looks incredible as well.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 07, 2019, 08:33:56 pm
A few pics I grabbed along my recent trip....

WDC

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 07, 2019, 08:39:17 pm


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 07, 2019, 08:40:31 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 07, 2019, 08:41:10 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 07, 2019, 08:41:38 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 07, 2019, 08:45:43 pm
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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey at the beach


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on October 08, 2019, 01:45:56 am
I'm guessing the tide was out?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 01:50:28 am
I'm guessing the tide was out?

It痴 an enormous beach.  There痴 a natural grassy sand barrier between the two beaches.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on October 08, 2019, 01:51:14 am
I'm guessing the tide was out?

It痴 an enormous beach.  There痴 a natural grassy sand barrier between the two beaches.

Ah, ok. Thanks  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 01:58:13 am
I'm guessing the tide was out?

It痴 an enormous beach.  There痴 a natural grassy sand barrier between the two beaches.

Ah, ok. Thanks  :thumleft:


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 02:04:36 am
Now back to Baltimore, Maryland (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191008/be9db4aa202825945bcf8d37ed0e5e73.arw)


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 02:12:32 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 08, 2019, 03:13:24 am
Love the look of the Navy vessels.....strikers? Not sure but looking good.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 07:07:50 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 02:57:45 pm
Love the look of the Navy vessels.....strikers? Not sure but looking good.

I'm not sure
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 04:25:44 pm
Now the same pics, except listed as 16:9 and then cropped.

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Defenders Day celebration at Fort McHenry Maryland


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 04:26:18 pm
Now the same pics, except listed as 16:9 and then cropped.

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Defenders Day celebration at Fort McHenry Maryland


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 04:26:55 pm
Now the same pics, except listed as 16:9 and then cropped.

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Defenders Day celebration at Fort McHenry Maryland


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 04:27:24 pm
Now the same pics, except listed as 16:9 and then cropped.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 05:43:08 pm
No clue why the same pics were posted thrice, my bad.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 08:05:39 pm
I can稚 reiterate how well we were treated at LP Steamers, if you ever find yourself near the amazing beautiful historic city of Baltimore, do yourself a solid and eat the largest crabs they offer.  Don稚 waste your time with small crab.  Before you go, see if you can get a demonstration on how to properly crack open a crab the right way, you don稚 need a wooden mallet, it痴 easier with your hands.

Care to guess which of the following peek chawzz is shot with a: Canon 550D aka T2i RAW or iPhone XR or Sony RX 100 RAW?

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 08:23:10 pm
Best buddies, we致e known each other for 27 years.

I blocked out my face, I知 not ready to reveal my true identity

Inner Harbor of Baltimore Maryland

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 08:35:54 pm
Out of respect for the recent, Yes or No thread, I have chosen to skip details of our last night in Baltimore Maryland.

I didn稚 get in the bed provided for me until 4:30ish A.M.

I awoke, brain not registering with my eye balls, picture any of the wake up scenes in the hangover movies, except mine was real, lol!

I sent Eric a text as he was passed out on the basement bed, 2 stories below me and I wasn稚 about to attempt stairs yet.  With my size, I can break walls if I lose my balance!!

Eric said he was up, so I texted OF 30 (out front in 30 minutes),  he replied I値l be OF 15, I said you got another hours sleep, don稚 play me, OF 30!

I filled the sink with cold water and a box of rehydrate packets in powder form, then bathed my head in the ice cold water while vacuuming up as much electrolytes as possible so my organs could reignite soon with any sign of life.




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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 08:48:54 pm
The hot water hadn稚 arrived yet on the 3rd floor in the shower I had turned the dial to max hot at least 5 minutes earlier, as after I vacuumed all the sugar, I carved my face with a blunt razor, as my hands shook from my night on the town.

I finally said fuggit and jumped in the cold water shower, swearing expletives the whole time, as I prefer my shower water not hot, scalding!

The hot water finally arrived still much to my dissatisfaction, scald me shower scald my polar bear skin.

Oh well, I lathered myself up with my good ole, one bottle does it all, homemade all natural extract that does it all with one bottle and felt okay enough to drive soon.

We were on the road by 10am!

Destination, another amazingly beautiful impeccably clean and maintained city of Cleveland, Ohio!






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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 09:16:15 pm
Pics I grabbed from the passenger seat with my iPhone XR as Eric drove us to our hotel.

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Unbeknownst to me, downtown Cleveland has an entire block of buildings where one can view plays, opera, etc.,.  I am looking forward to another visit with a lady friend, dinner and a play in Cleveland would be a nice date.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Fudge on October 08, 2019, 09:18:43 pm
...Destination, another amazingly beautiful impeccably clean and maintained city of Cleveland, Ohio!

Thanks for showing us the Baltimore Steamer, but I think I'll pass on seeing the Cleveland Steamer...  :lol8:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 09:20:00 pm
More buildings near our downtown hotel.  I was super impressed with how meticulously maintained everything I looked at was.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 09:21:33 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 09:23:18 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 09:24:45 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 09:26:11 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 10:24:42 pm
I booked a suite at the Drury Plaza for a ridiculously low price.  Do yourself a solid and stay here.  The hotel is magnificent, loaded with marble and high ceilings in your room.

Plus they have a complimentary hot bar and drink vouchers good for 2 drinks.

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Rear view of Drury Plaza from the metro park, a statue of Abraham Lincoln in foreground

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 10:41:35 pm
Metro square

Eric went up to the room to dismount his leg, and rest, I went exploring.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 10:47:18 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 10:50:46 pm
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Keyes Tower, the tallest skyscraper in Cleveland Ohio


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 10:56:56 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 10:59:45 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2019, 11:02:51 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 08, 2019, 11:23:59 pm
I can稚 reiterate how well we were treated at LP Steamers, if you ever find yourself near the amazing beautiful historic city of Baltimore, do yourself a solid and eat the largest crabs they offer.  Don稚 waste your time with small crab.  Before you go, see if you can get a demonstration on how to properly crack open a crab the right way, you don稚 need a wooden mallet, it痴 easier with your hands.

Care to guess which of the following peek chawzz is shot with a: Canon 550D aka T2i RAW or iPhone XR or Sony RX 100 RAW?

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It is possible to look up the file data and see what cameras were used, but I would guess that picture 1 and 3 was taken with a bigger sensor camera like a DSLR or 1inch like the Sony. Very hard to tell these days especially if there was [post processing (lifting shadows and making sharper)
One would only really know on a bigger screen in full resolution when you try and blow up the pick - I phones these days have got amazing cameras.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 09, 2019, 06:28:44 pm
I can稚 reiterate how well we were treated at LP Steamers, if you ever find yourself near the amazing beautiful historic city of Baltimore, do yourself a solid and eat the largest crabs they offer.  Don稚 waste your time with small crab.  Before you go, see if you can get a demonstration on how to properly crack open a crab the right way, you don稚 need a wooden mallet, it痴 easier with your hands.

Care to guess which of the following peek chawzz is shot with a: Canon 550D aka T2i RAW or iPhone XR or Sony RX 100 RAW?

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It is possible to look up the file data and see what cameras were used, but I would guess that picture 1 and 3 was taken with a bigger sensor camera like a DSLR or 1inch like the Sony. Very hard to tell these days especially if there was [post processing (lifting shadows and making sharper)
One would only really know on a bigger screen in full resolution when you try and blow up the pick - I phones these days have got amazing cameras.

Pics 1 and 4 are raw images shot with Sony RX100M5!

The rest are iPhone XR
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 12:43:40 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 12:47:38 am
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Cleveland Auditorium 1796

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Title: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 12:51:32 am
We waited for the C line trolley, destination Cleveland Flats, an area of clubs and dining next to the river. 

First stop, Beerhead for a beer.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 12:55:13 am
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Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 12:56:08 am
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Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 12:56:54 am
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Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 12:57:50 am
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Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 12:58:57 am
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Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 12:59:40 am
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Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 01:00:25 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 01:05:58 am
We had dinner here, I can稚 recommend based on my one experience, maybe next time, if.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 01:15:25 am
Eric and I had had enough of the Flats and parting for the road trip, we decided it was time to go saw some logs.

Here Eric is debating whether he can make it up into the bus!

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 01:22:46 am
I boarded the old trolley, took us forever to get back to our hotel, at one of the bus stops, cops on bicycles were checking folks who exited the bus!

Eric and I were fuming, it was hot as hell inside the bus at engine idle. 

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Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 01:38:04 am
Back at the hotel, the skyscraper I cannot recall the name of, lit up.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 01:43:17 am
Next morning, we both slept in, neither of us in much of a hurry to get on the road.  I requested a later checkout and went back to sleep.

I shouldn稚 have, it just made it more difficult to get up.  Luckily, we壇 brought the cooler up to the suite, so I grabbed 2 Gatorade and water, turned the shower dial to scald and slept, drank, got soapy for 30-45!

Finally we we were westbound and down.

My last pic of Cleveland
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 01:48:45 am
We made it to Michigan, though 45 minutes shy of Eric痴 home, we stopped for lunch and for him to get right.

After lunch, I drove the rest of the way to his house, dropped him off, and headed home to see my babies, dog and kitty!

Eric and I agreed it was the most fun filled road trip either of us had ever had, in a car for me anyways.

We are looking forward to the next road trip.


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 01:56:57 am
Rewind to Sept double deuces, I went for a short ride on the Dubya. 

Upon returning from my glorious slow ride, I put my baby in her apartment.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 01:59:12 am
I couldn稚 help but notice total mileage depicted on my speedometer, i didn稚 plan it this way!

Shit house luck?

Cursed by the Snake Eyed God?

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 07:58:04 pm
Fast forward, the leaves are changing.

I知 still much too sore and still suffering concussive symptoms to drive to the Western Upper Peninsula, 2,000 kilometers r/t to shoot pics.

All shots by Kyle Mattson

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 08:27:19 pm
Rewind to a late September sunrise

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 08:36:03 pm
My best friends daughter and her boyfriend were chosen for Homecoming King and Queen candidates

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 08:40:58 pm
Daughter is an extremely bright, articulate and intelligent lass, who is at or near the top percentile in everything she does, including robotics, cheer, and weightlifting.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 08:42:23 pm
Here daughter pic壇 with her father and mother

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 08:43:26 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 08:44:13 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 08:44:57 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 08:46:46 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 08:47:48 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 08:48:38 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 08:49:31 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2019, 08:54:27 pm
Then some homeless man approached requesting a photograph with the lovely candidates....loser I tell ya, no respect.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Karel84 on October 10, 2019, 09:40:44 pm
Then some homeless man approached requesting a photograph with the lovely candidates....loser I tell ya, no respect.

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Haha, nice. Daughter is quite a looker, but the mom's no slouch either

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Wayne on October 10, 2019, 09:48:46 pm
Then some homeless man approached requesting a photograph with the lovely candidates....loser I tell ya, no respect.

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Haha, nice. Daughter is quite a looker, but the mom's no slouch either

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Yeah I was thinking the same about the Mom

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 11, 2019, 01:12:02 am
The candidates in a Shelby Cobra with a claimed, 639rwhp! 

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 11, 2019, 01:12:23 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 11, 2019, 01:12:46 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 11, 2019, 01:13:20 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 11, 2019, 01:14:03 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 11, 2019, 01:19:45 am
Freshman Homecoming candidates

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 11, 2019, 01:27:17 am
At halftime of the football game, candidates walk to center of field.

I didn稚 have enough glass or didn稚 have correct settings.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 11, 2019, 01:48:40 am
Wow, beautiful family!! :3some:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 08:12:30 am
Then, I wouldn稚 have ever guessed it, my best friends daughter and her boyfriend were crowned 2019 King and Queen.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 08:14:24 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 08:19:06 am
Mom, daughter, dad, and boyfriend

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Moms reaction to me requesting she unzip her jacket and give her twins some fresh air for the second photo..

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Title: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 08:27:14 am
Daughter is shivering, she is posed out.

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Dad begins growling like a polar bear, daughter is beginning to tune him out and shut down, she wants one thing.....warmth.

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We manage to get her to pose for one last pic with the lass on the left, a first cousin, from Wisconsin.  Boyfriend is happy as a clam because he knows he痴 getting laid that night.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: cocky on October 12, 2019, 08:53:38 am
At halftime of the football game, candidates walk to center of field.

I didn稚 have enough glass or didn稚 have correct settings.

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What kind of rugby do your boys play that requires gloves?? Not to mention the off-road kit the wear under their shirts?
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Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 03:42:40 pm

What kind of rugby do your boys play that requires gloves?? Not to mention the off-road kit the wear under their shirts?

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There痴 no way a juiced up ferry rugby player wearing bun huggers could catch that young lean mean muscle machine, Cocky!  :pot:

 He's 18 years old and can run like a deer.

Idk what position he plays, he痴 likely a wide receiver, they wear gloves on frigid evenings as the football gets hard and slippery.


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 03:45:28 pm
I have a new love in my life at my temporary living arrangement, she痴 quite controlling!

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It was 3am this morning, I wanted to go to bed.  Unfortunately, my new ball n chain dug her nails in my back with each attempt.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 03:46:59 pm
Full moon on this side Atlantic



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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Welsh on October 12, 2019, 03:50:36 pm
I saw up where TFB is it was 0F overnight, that is farkin cold and only the start of the season, that's why there are so many great builds and restorations over there, you can only ride half the year at best up north.  :thumleft:
Title: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 04:46:57 pm
I saw up where TFB is it was 0F overnight, that is farkin cold and only the start of the season, that's why there are so many great builds and restorations over there, you can only ride half the year at best up north.  :thumleft:


still waterskiing and top-down cruising weather here in the land of the tough and the brave, USA/Canuck land

Here痴 our current weather and forecast for the next few days, in CELSIUS instead of Fahrenheit

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Nearest precip is in the dakotas and Thunder Bay, though lakes Michigan and Superior are weather makers and changers.  The 2 Great Lakes are the reason Michigan gets obliterated with snow ⛄️

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 08:32:39 pm
I like this ad campaign by Busch beer.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on October 12, 2019, 09:43:25 pm
Beautiful pussy (the one a few posts up).
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Post by: big oil on October 12, 2019, 11:50:34 pm
Beautiful pussy (the one a few posts up).

Agreed, she痴 smothering me and when we discuss the matter, she makes it clear who the boss is!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on October 13, 2019, 04:47:26 am
Let us not get started on the wussy football players who have to wear full body armor, crash helmets, gloves, and various other crap just so they can play...

They are unfit, overweight, and get hurt all the time.

Rugby players, on the other hand Darren, are superbly fit athletes who require little more than shorts, a t-shirt, and some cleats to get down and dirty and tackle the opposing players so hard their teeth rattle.

 :pot:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: cocky on October 13, 2019, 12:17:47 pm
Let us not get started on the wussy football players who have to wear full body armor, crash helmets, gloves, and various other crap just so they can play...

They are unfit, overweight, and get hurt all the time.

Rugby players, on the other hand Darren, are superbly fit athletes who require little more than shorts, a t-shirt, and some cleats to get down and dirty and tackle the opposing players so hard their teeth rattle.

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All that motorcross kit they wear gets me, not to mention the forward passes and tackles with the ball. :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 04:01:24 pm
Let us not get started on the wussy football players who have to wear full body armor, crash helmets, gloves, and various other crap just so they can play...

They are unfit, overweight, and get hurt all the time.

Rugby players, on the other hand Darren, are superbly fit athletes who require little more than shorts, a t-shirt, and some cleats to get down and dirty and tackle the opposing players so hard their teeth rattle.

 :pot:

 :patch:  Who's Darren?  :patch:




Let us not get started on the wussy football players who have to wear full body armor, crash helmets, gloves, and various other crap just so they can play...

They are unfit, overweight, and get hurt all the time.

Rugby players, on the other hand Darren, are superbly fit athletes who require little more than shorts, a t-shirt, and some cleats to get down and dirty and tackle the opposing players so hard their teeth rattle.

 :pot:
All that motorcross kit they wear gets me, not to mention the forward passes and tackles with the ball. :imaposer: :imaposer:

 :imaposer:  The padding and helmet are a must, football involves so much more speed-strength and quickness.  Pro rugby players are brute strength, steroid, juiced up on horse tranquilizers, femininity pills  :pot:, really, just a bunch of ferries that love tackling one another, forming a pile, and having a circle jerk and trying to determine what their boyfriend had for breakfast  :pot: :pot:

Name a 6'6" 260 pound rugby player that can run a 4.41 40 yard dash, please, I'll be waiting.......................

I'll name an NFL player that can achieve such feat.......Shaquan Montez Sweat, 6-foot-6, 262-pounder from Mississippi State clocked a 4.41-second 40-yard dash  :eek7: :eek7: :eek7:  Therefore, Shaquan, outside linebacker would decapitate those rugby meat heads  :pot: :pot:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Takashi on October 13, 2019, 04:39:55 pm
Just posting the non retard units here so everyone can understand

6'6" = 1.98m
260 pounds = 118kg
40yards = 36 meters

:-)

And I am pretty sure there are a couple of guys capable of those runs, and they play a 80min game with little rest while the paddy boys rest every 15 seconds.

The legend Jonah Lomu comes to mind:

1.96m
119kg
Was clocked running a 100m in 10.70s
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Welsh on October 13, 2019, 04:52:05 pm
That's the difference, a dash versus 80 minutes.  :peepwall:  its like my sex life.  :sip:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 04:53:24 pm
Just posting the non retard units here so everyone can understand

6'6" = 1.98m
260 pounds = 118kg
40yards = 36 meters

:-)

And I am pretty sure there are a couple of guys capable of those runs, and they play a 80min game with little rest while the paddy boys rest every 15 seconds.

The legend Jonah Lomu comes to mind:

1.96m
119kg
Was clocked running a 100m in 10.70s

  :imaposer:  thanks, I was much too lazy to perform the conversions  :thumleft:

I'm trying to figure out how to calculate how 10.7 in 100m compares with 4.41 40 yard dash.....

but, I'm much too high right now.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 04:54:00 pm
That's the difference, a dash versus 80 minutes.  :peepwall:  its like my sex life.  :sip:

 :spitcoffee:

    :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Takashi on October 13, 2019, 05:24:53 pm

  :imaposer:  thanks, I was much too lazy to perform the conversions  :thumleft:

I'm trying to figure out how to calculate how 10.7 in 100m compares with 4.41 40 yard dash.....

but, I'm much too high right now.

Pleasure BO.

10.7s per 100m is 1.07 seconds per 10m
time 3.6 for 36meters is 3.85s for a 40yard dash.

But I am sure it would in all reality be a bit more due to the start.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: cocky on October 13, 2019, 05:26:35 pm

  :imaposer:  thanks, I was much too lazy to perform the conversions  :thumleft:

I'm trying to figure out how to calculate how 10.7 in 100m compares with 4.41 40 yard dash.....

but, I'm much too high right now.

Pleasure BO.

10.7s per 100m is 1.07 seconds per 10m
time 3.6 for 36meters is 3.85s for a 40yard dash.

But I am sure it would in all reality be a bit more due to the start.
But then they only have one or two in the team that do that between 15min breaks, depending if you have your offensive or defensive team on the field at the time.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 09:19:55 pm

  :imaposer:  thanks, I was much too lazy to perform the conversions  :thumleft:

I'm trying to figure out how to calculate how 10.7 in 100m compares with 4.41 40 yard dash.....

but, I'm much too high right now.

Pleasure BO.

10.7s per 100m is 1.07 seconds per 10m
time 3.6 for 36meters is 3.85s for a 40yard dash.

But I am sure it would in all reality be a bit more due to the start.
But then they only have one or two in the team that do that between 15min breaks, depending if you have your offensive or defensive team on the field at the time.

True, football is short sprints, and typically there痴 a guy on the sidelines waiting to cover your position if you池e winded.

I connot imagine getting hit by either a pro rugby or nfl player at full speed, I壇 probably be a paraplegic!!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 13, 2019, 09:32:26 pm
I visited home for a couple of hours, man do I miss my babies, I don稚 ever cry , but seeing that dog n cat makes me get a little shampoo in me eyes!

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Wayne on October 13, 2019, 10:28:17 pm
I visited home for a couple of hours, man do I miss my babies, I don稚 ever cry , but seeing that dog n cat makes me get a little shampoo in me eyes!

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 02:36:30 pm
I visited home for a couple of hours, man do I miss my babies, I don稚 ever cry , but seeing that dog n cat makes me get a little shampoo in me eyes!

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He痴 something else!




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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 02:37:56 pm
Early AM here in da Mitten, eh

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: roxenz on October 14, 2019, 03:47:04 pm
Pause

Presently in Michigan痴 upper Peninsula, autumn has arrived.  See the moonlight reflect in the river?


I'm still working may way through the Michigander saga, and it is a blast, but I have to stop here and say that this is a truly outstanding photograph! Not just pretty, it captures the essence where I can almost smell the woods. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 14, 2019, 04:05:02 pm
Pause

Presently in Michigan痴 upper Peninsula, autumn has arrived.  See the moonlight reflect in the river?


I'm still working may way through the Michigander saga, and it is a blast, but I have to stop here and say that this is a truly outstanding photograph! Not just pretty, it captures the essence where I can almost smell the woods. Thanks for sharing!

I appreciate your compliment, though I知 not capable enough to capture such a nice pic.

I can稚 recall if I typed that above the pic or not, my bad.

It痴 not mine, I cannot recall whether I borrowed or a friend texted
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 12:53:37 am
Sundown here in da Mitten

Cod or Venison steaks for dinner?

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The leaves are beginning to change here in Lower Mitten.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 04:59:54 am
Eric痴 daughter was inducted to the National Honor Society this evening, pic壇 here with dad and mom  :laughing7: :laughing7:

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 06:19:20 am
Fried codfish, sweet corn with some homemade tarter sauce to dip the delicious juicy delicate lightly battered white fish

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Karel84 on October 15, 2019, 07:03:10 am
Fried codfish, sweet corn with some homemade tarter sauce to dip the delicious juicy delicate lightly battered white fish

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Karel84 on October 15, 2019, 07:05:37 am
Eric痴 daughter was inducted to the National Honor Society this evening, pic壇 here with dad and mom  :laughing7: :laughing7:

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Would a person be inducted based on just the year's results, or based on a number of years of excellent results consistently?

Academic society, I guess?

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Post by: big oil on October 15, 2019, 07:05:38 am
Fried codfish, sweet corn with some homemade tarter sauce to dip the delicious juicy delicate lightly battered white fish

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Not normally a seafood guy myself, but that cod looks alright!

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It's a delicate mild tasting fish when prepared correctly.   It turned out nice  :drif:
Title: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 06:10:10 pm
High noon here in da Mitten, Wilddogs.

Yesterday I spent hours cleaning the kitchen and refrigerator.

Where I eat and prepare food must be spotless without a spec of crud. 


Fridge before, I hope you don稚 wretch like I did!

By the way, that痴 crystallized deer blood in the bottom of the drawer!!

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Title: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 06:15:25 pm
Fridge after, what can I say, I知 a perfectionist when it comes to cleanliness!

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Title: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 06:18:52 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 07:16:23 pm
Red n white saut馥d taters with onion red pepper horseradish and aged goat cheese.

Eggs , also with red pepper, horseradish cheese, aged goat cheese, and feta, and a dollop of sour cream.

Homemade oatmeal honey bread with homemade strawberry rhubarb jam!

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Post by: eberhard on October 16, 2019, 07:27:09 pm
F#ck the clean kitchen, who made that food?! To die for.
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Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 07:47:29 pm
F#ck the clean kitchen, who made that food?! To die for.

Muah, handsome  :headbang:

Fur n 'murican wif da sub 98 eye q, eyes kin cree ate sum mas ter peeeces, ever hard

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on October 16, 2019, 07:59:43 pm
Food is not made with an iq. You make food with feeling, passion and intuition. You put something of yourself in the food you make. And I don稚 want to eat brawn. And that is FOOD.

EDIT: meaning the above dish, not the brawn
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 16, 2019, 08:32:04 pm
Food is not made with an iq. You make food with feeling, passion and intuition. You put something of yourself in the food you make. And I don稚 want to eat brawn. And that is FOOD.

EDIT: meaning the above dish, not the brawn

You know dats right  O0

I'm the fanatic that sits at the cutting board, cutting the garlic in thin slivers, just like the movie Goodfellas when Paul Cicero is in prison, preparing his homemade E-talian red sauce!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 18, 2019, 02:57:26 pm
Venison Tenderloin for dinner last night!

It was so tender and lean, turned out nice.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Boesman on October 18, 2019, 03:12:56 pm
Hi

I bit the bullet and got hold of a nice 07 1200GS. Let me know when you are heading in my direction (Northville) or maybe I can head in yours for a ride before the cold start.

Regards

Johan
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on October 18, 2019, 04:20:47 pm
WARNING: you must stop posting all that food porn. I値l report you and send midgets to steal your ingredients.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 18, 2019, 07:22:08 pm
Went to the ALB today for lunch.

ALB = Albion, Michigan, a city with rich history.

One of the institutions I enjoy is Charlie痴 Tavern.

Old school style bar with delicious homemade food at stupid low prices and the coldest beer in town.

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Post by: big oil on October 18, 2019, 07:22:24 pm
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Post by: big oil on October 18, 2019, 07:23:33 pm
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 18, 2019, 08:46:31 pm
Got did from a friend of a friend from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan:

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 19, 2019, 04:39:36 am
Food is not made with an iq. You make food with feeling, passion and intuition. You put something of yourself in the food you make. And I don稚 want to eat brawn. And that is FOOD.

EDIT: meaning the above dish, not the brawn

You know dats right  O0

I'm the fanatic that sits at the cutting board, cutting the garlic in thin slivers, just like the movie Goodfellas when Paul Cicero is in prison, preparing his homemade E-talian red sauce!

@eberhard I found the scene  :imaposer:

One of my favorite scenes of the movie, especially Johnny Dio, played by Frankie Pelligrino, smoking the gigantic stogie, cooking the steaks in a cast iron skillet, when he asks Vinnie, played by the brilliant, Charles Scorcese, how he likes his steak.  :imaposer:  Brilliant brilliant acting and scene.

Johnny Dio:   Vinnie, how do like yours
Vinnie:  rare...........medium rare
Johnny Dio:  medium rare......hmmm........an aristA CRAT  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 19, 2019, 12:12:34 pm
Hi

I bit the bullet and got hold of a nice 07 1200GS. Let me know when you are heading in my direction (Northville) or maybe I can head in yours for a ride before the cold start.

Regards

Johan

Hello Johan 👋

Congrats on being a new GS owner and again, welcome to my country and the historic city of Northville.

Today is supposed to be warm, I hope you get to enjoy a ride.

Unfortunately, I was involved in a recent auto accident, hit my head too hard.

I removed insurance from my bikes as unless something drastically changes in my head, I will be unable to ride again before the ice and snow comes.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 21, 2019, 04:04:30 am
Color boat tour here in lower Mitten on the chain of lakes, this weekend

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 21, 2019, 04:05:38 am
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Post by: big oil on October 21, 2019, 04:06:51 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 21, 2019, 04:09:10 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 21, 2019, 04:10:20 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BOZO on October 21, 2019, 12:11:04 pm
That looks like a good life. Must get a touch chilly in the winter.


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: woody1 on October 21, 2019, 12:24:30 pm
No man B.O. you are disappointing me.

A good chef does not need 20 bottles of seasoning and sauces and MSG's etc to make good food. :pot: :laughing4:
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Post by: big oil on October 21, 2019, 04:21:56 pm
That looks like a good life. Must get a touch chilly in the winter.



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Just a bit chilly, nothing too cold  :ricky:



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Post by: big oil on October 21, 2019, 04:24:35 pm
No man B.O. you are disappointing me.

A good chef does not need 20 bottles of seasoning and sauces and MSG's etc to make good food. :pot: :laughing4:

I agree keep it simple.

With White Tailed Venison, I prefer a little of each.
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Welsh on October 21, 2019, 06:12:23 pm
No man B.O. you are disappointing me.

A good chef does not need 20 bottles of seasoning and sauces and MSG's etc to make good food. :pot: :laughing4:

Is liquid Smoke made by "Joe Lucas"?
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Post by: big oil on October 21, 2019, 07:16:25 pm
No man B.O. you are disappointing me.

A good chef does not need 20 bottles of seasoning and sauces and MSG's etc to make good food. :pot: :laughing4:

Is liquid Smoke made by "Joe Lucas"?

 :lol8:  yes, of Lucas Electrics fame, or should I say shame!
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 21, 2019, 08:02:26 pm
I知 in Kalamazoo, Mitten with mama, it痴 time for her biannual check up on her 2 separate bouts of cancer she痴 in remission.

I decided to shoot a few pics while I wait!

West Michigan Cancer Center

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 21, 2019, 08:11:33 pm
PARK TRADES CENTER

Occasionally, maybe monthly iirc, an Art Hop is held here.  I will often times bring a date and view the Art after dinner.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on October 22, 2019, 01:21:16 am
You spent all that time riding around on a boat and you didn't throw a single line in?  :eek7:
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Post by: Mrs. Zog on October 22, 2019, 03:00:49 am
What I like best about your pictures is that a lot of them are of everyday things and places that otherwise no one would think twice about or notice. It gives you really nice insights into places.  :thumleft:
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Post by: big oil on October 22, 2019, 11:03:57 pm
Dinner tonight will be-

Steamed taters

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Grilled New York Strip Steak

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Saw Tate scallops

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With assorted herbs

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Saw Tate Portobello shrooms n unyins

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 22, 2019, 11:25:06 pm
You spent all that time riding around on a boat and you didn't throw a single line in?  :eek7:

Just keep ur britches on, Zog!

Tune in for tomorrow痴 dinna  O0
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on October 23, 2019, 12:05:48 am
You spent all that time riding around on a boat and you didn't throw a single line in?  :eek7:

Just keep ur britches on, Zog!

Tune in for tomorrow痴 dinna  O0

I'm still trying to digest last nights dinna  :eek7:  :lol8:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 23, 2019, 01:18:15 am
Dinna turnt out nice n tay sted deeee lishus

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Eyes lykes 2 let my beefs rest fur a few minnuts beef4 eyes take mys butch chur nyfe to mines beefs

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Eyes likes minez meet rare.

As our FloriAfrican Zog would tell ya a goot slap wood buring dat flesh bak 2 life

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 23, 2019, 01:25:18 am
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Oh minez lawwwwwwd

Eyes luvs meez sum surf n turf

Dat scallop juice add dead to dat beefs blood

made fur a tay stee kom bi nay shun

Dem add da gar lick butt her flay ver from da poortoebelly mush rooms n un yins were da bomb


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on October 23, 2019, 01:31:56 am
By the sound of things you have gone South to Noo Or Leens  :sip:  :pot:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 23, 2019, 02:02:59 am
Couldn't help to notice the flag at halfmast.....and it brought memories, very sad memories coming from 9/11 (yes we have shared the USA citizen's pain at the time and I was volunteering to come help but not selected by the SA team at the time)
Also when we lost guys in both Iraq and Afghanistan and also on the island when an islander got killed in a creavas in Antarctica  :'( and I have seen it here in the states when the mass shootings happened.

That Angus steaks.....pok that marble fat!!  :drif:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 23, 2019, 03:28:17 pm
What I like best about your pictures is that a lot of them are of everyday things and places that otherwise no one would think twice about or notice. It gives you really nice insights into places.  :thumleft:

Thanks, Mrs B, I致e heard some doozies in my time but that line of Baltimore Bullshit takes the cake  :pot:

Im the worlds dumbest photographer with a couple of decent quality cameras 📷

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: eberhard on October 23, 2019, 03:57:27 pm
Perfection! One mistake however. It痴 not on my plate.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 23, 2019, 04:46:45 pm
By the sound of things you have gone South to Noo Or Leens  :sip:  :pot:

No worries, simply one of my personalities.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 23, 2019, 04:49:47 pm
Couldn't help to notice the flag at halfmast.....and it brought memories, very sad memories coming from 9/11 (yes we have shared the USA citizen's pain at the time and I was volunteering to come help but not selected by the SA team at the time)
Also when we lost guys in both Iraq and Afghanistan and also on the island when an islander got killed in a creavas in Antarctica  :'( and I have seen it here in the states when the mass shootings happened.

That Angus steaks.....pok that marble fat!!  :drif:

Yes, I'm not sure why old glory was flying half-mast.

The steaks turnt out nice, all dat marbling added much flavor  :drif:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: jaybiker on October 23, 2019, 05:24:25 pm
Yikes. :eek7: Pics of red flesh like that should come with a warning for philistines like me.

Sorry all you carnivores, but I get real queasy if it's not cooked brown to the core.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BOZO on October 23, 2019, 09:39:46 pm
Yikes. :eek7: Pics of red flesh like that should come with a warning for philistines like me.

Sorry all you carnivores, but I get real queasy if it's not cooked brown to the core.
shhhhaaaakkkuuullaaarge. Medium is as far as I will go. But each to their own. If you are paying for it you can eat it however you like it.


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 23, 2019, 10:06:45 pm
Yikes. :eek7: Pics of red flesh like that should come with a warning for philistines like me.

Sorry all you carnivores, but I get real queasy if it's not cooked brown to the core.
shhhhaaaakkkuuullaaarge. Medium is as far as I will go. But each to their own. If you are paying for it you can eat it however you like it.


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I like my steak prepared the same as, Mr William Cutting, aka, Bill the Butcher did, played by the genius actor, Daniel Day Lewis, based on gang wars between immigrant sects that took place in New York City 1860's   >:D

You'll have to watch until the end to see how The Butcher cooked his steak.

I love this movie by the way....Gangs of New York....

Title: Re: Michigan Living
Post by: big oil on October 23, 2019, 10:27:29 pm
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Look twice lol

I decided to cut up last nights steak and make a beef n vegetables and noodle soup.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 24, 2019, 03:36:22 am
And one steak for the lunchbox  :)

Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 24, 2019, 03:26:26 pm
And one steak for the lunchbox  :)


Yes sir


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 24, 2019, 03:27:38 pm
A friend texted me this pic of a waterway nearby, I don稚 know when the pic was taken though I love the reflection on the water surface.

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Karel84 on October 24, 2019, 05:06:24 pm
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Oh minez lawwwwwwd

Eyes luvs meez sum surf n turf

Dat scallop juice add dead to dat beefs blood

made fur a tay stee kom bi nay shun

Dem add da gar lick butt her flay ver from da poortoebelly mush rooms n un yins were da bomb


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 25, 2019, 03:18:43 am
Thank you, I値l be right back I must go puke my guts out!!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: subie on October 25, 2019, 04:57:31 am
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Look twice lol

I decided to cut up last nights steak and make a beef n vegetables and noodle soup.

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Very nice and beautifull knife  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 25, 2019, 06:08:02 am
Thanks Subie  :thumleft:

As I age, I like using knives that make the task easier, it's a extra heavy blade that cuts through da flesh like butta.

Makes cutting up bodies in my basement so much easier.

Nothing like some fresh saut馥d liver, with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.......  >:D


Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 25, 2019, 03:22:18 pm
A few nights ago, Zog was disappointed in me when he assumed I壇 simply went out for a fall color tour by boat and not drop a single line in da wata fur sum Walleye!

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 25, 2019, 03:25:06 pm
Well.......... Mr. Zog, you can kiss my American ass   :imaposer:

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 25, 2019, 03:28:44 pm
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I caught 2 pounds of lake harvested Canadian Walleye at Meijer痴 on sale for $9.99 per pound!!!


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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 25, 2019, 10:26:45 pm
I can稚 remember if I posted deez.

Deez my pics of da autumn colors

from just da udder day

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 25, 2019, 10:29:04 pm
I can稚 bleed da difference in da color in justa couple days...
 

Ha ha da fall kulla pretty

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Mr Zog on October 26, 2019, 01:56:07 am
Quote
I caught 2 pounds of lake harvested Canadian Walleye at Meijer痴 on sale for $9.99 per pound!!!


eye rest meye cays jor honna  :deal:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 29, 2019, 08:19:44 pm
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I caught 2 pounds of lake harvested Canadian Walleye at Meijer痴 on sale for $9.99 per pound!!!


eye rest meye cays jor honna  :deal:  :imaposer:

U wuz right  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 29, 2019, 08:38:16 pm
Eyes 4gots 2 post last Friday dinna

Prepared some ground whitetail deer burga wit sum fresh carrots celery onions.  Cheated wit some canned sweet Korn and Peeez.

Eyes also cheated wit my base stock by using canned mater paste.  Added a little garlic 腺etter than Bullion.

Oh my dear lawwwwwwwd in heaven
Thank you for this glorious taste

Kin eyes hear an aMEN

Notice how eyes put sum soup in da bowl

Den layer sum aged goat cheez frum a lokal farma along with sum more shredded goat cheez, I adds a little feta to minez cuz eyes likes a salt tea ya tayst

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Den I do it again n again n again cuz let痴 face it u kin neva have nuff cheeez.... a little mor feta
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A little more aged goat cheeez
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From 2 of minez favorite producers dat treet day animal humanely

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on October 29, 2019, 08:48:59 pm
Eye ol most 4got

side dish was Butternut Squash

wit sum butta n olive oil with lots uv virginity

den a dash of fresh ground peppa

Oh my lawwwwd

It wuz gooooot

U no dat right

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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 31, 2019, 04:42:12 am
That looks lekker, especially the butternut and all the cheese.

Today I repeated myself once again; nobody can make cinnamon buns or rolls like the Americans!!
Every time we find an excuse to Casey's I get a cinnamon roll and coffee......simply the best!!  :drif:

Not sure if you guys also like cinnamon and sugar on pumpkin like most South Africans?
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on November 02, 2019, 10:42:18 pm
That looks lekker, especially the butternut and all the cheese.

Today I repeated myself once again; nobody can make cinnamon buns or rolls like the Americans!!
Every time we find an excuse to Casey's I get a cinnamon roll and coffee......simply the best!!  :drif:

Not sure if you guys also like cinnamon and sugar on pumpkin like most South Africans?

Yeah, thanks for reminding me how delicious an out of the oven cinnamon roll is, you're swell!

I'm on a strict diet, the delicious warm melt in your mouth center of a cinnamon roll has no place in my chubby tummy presently.

No sir, I have not ever tried cinnamon and sugar on pumpkin fruit.

Hope Kansas is warm fur ya!
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on November 05, 2019, 11:35:14 am
I'm on a strict diet, the delicious warm melt in your mouth center of a cinnamon roll has no place in my chubby tummy presently.

Judging by the the pics you are as much on a diet as I am.  :patch:

Personally, I am on a light-diet. Every time the fridge's light go on, I eat...
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on November 12, 2019, 12:02:55 am
I'm on a strict diet, the delicious warm melt in your mouth center of a cinnamon roll has no place in my chubby tummy presently.

Judging by the the pics you are as much on a diet as I am.  :patch:

Personally, I am on a light-diet. Every time the fridge's light go on, I eat...

 :imaposer:  I have to borrow that line, thanks BigEd  :thumleft:

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on November 12, 2019, 12:03:42 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on November 12, 2019, 12:25:54 am
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Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: BigEd on November 12, 2019, 08:50:41 am
:imaposer:  I have to borrow that line, thanks BigEd  :thumleft:

You are most welcome to use it... I sure do ;D
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on December 13, 2019, 02:14:00 pm
Frozen Nortwoods

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: mox on December 13, 2019, 02:34:48 pm
Stunning!
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Post by: Wayne on December 13, 2019, 02:50:52 pm
Hey big oil was just thinking the other day that you quite.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Black_Hawk on December 13, 2019, 02:55:13 pm
Hey big oil was just thinking the other day that you quite.

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Me to....

Nice to see some posts from you again Big Oil  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on December 13, 2019, 03:26:37 pm
Thanks fellas, I was diagnosed with a minor traumatic brain injury after my recent car accident, my head and neck were crunched by the headliner and my head bounced off the seat belt bracket mounted to the B pillar.  My cranium is still bruised, I知 suffering lots of headaches and shooting pain in my brain.  Just had a wisdom tooth yanked out, my face hurts, only 2 more wisdom teeth extractions to go now. 

I致e been asked to limit my exposure to electronics thus my absenteeism here on the forum.  Trying my best to follow docs orders!

Other than that, life is good and happy but cabin fever is settling in, time to find a winter hobby besides snowmobiling.

Hope all of you and yours are well and healthy during this holiday season.

Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: TeeJay on December 13, 2019, 03:39:32 pm
Welcome back - sorry to hear about your injuries. Hope you feel better soon!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Black_Hawk on December 13, 2019, 03:44:28 pm
I'm so sorry to hear about your car accident. Wishing you a speedy and full recovery.

Complements for the season to you as well  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Oubones on December 13, 2019, 04:43:48 pm
Eish, not so good!
Heal fast and well!
Luckily you are an ornery old goat so should be fine! :pot: :pot:
You must be carefull, I still want to meet you and I ain't going to your cold place! :ricky:
Rest and Recuperate and please keep us posted, short posts are OK for now.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: jaybiker on December 13, 2019, 08:03:19 pm
Yeah, was beginning to think you'd hibernated. Seeing the snowscape  pics makes me think that's what I'd do.

I'd say the comment "stunning" is appropriate, but with a different interpretation of the word. :patch:

Bummer about your accident and the affects thereof. Recover well and keep posting, I really don't mind the 'cold' pics, they're only pictures...... ;)
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Noneking on December 13, 2019, 08:32:58 pm
Sounds hectic. Hope you mend soon!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Tom van Brits on December 14, 2019, 06:02:13 am
Sounds hectic. Hope you mend soon!

+1; strongs Big oil!! :3some:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: mox on December 14, 2019, 02:54:40 pm
Not good bud, take care of your noggen and take the time to heal, seriously even minor brain injuries can have serious complications if not looked after properly. People that know me will know  :imaposer:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: EssBee on December 17, 2019, 10:29:39 am
Wow, that's not too good, but sounds like you're on top of the situation, hope you heal well.

"Cabin fever"....I can just imagine. My GF's daughter is in Livonia and when I see pics of their winter "activities" ( or should that read INactivities) I think, noooo, no fkn way!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on December 24, 2019, 11:01:53 pm
Thanks for your kindness ladies and gentlemen.

The cold- once once learns how to dress appropriately with the right materials, the cold can be fun!

I had my share of that fun...........maybe.

I found an immaculate Yamaha triple triple 2-stroke a few hours drive from me!  I致e been negotiating like mad this passed week.

It even comes with the valuable covers when it was sold new.

I知 powerless when viewing an immaculate Tuning Fork Triple Triple!

A couple pics from Chelsea, Mitten from my recent Saturday night escapade in Detroit, please don稚 ask what time I finally made it home the following day, looking like I壇 just walked through a shit-storm disguised as a shield:

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Tom van Brits on December 24, 2019, 11:29:17 pm
Wow BO that Yamaha triple is a legend and classic....holding thumbs  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on December 25, 2019, 01:21:31 am
Wow BO that Yamaha triple is a legend and classic....holding thumbs  :thumleft:


I don稚 think we池e talking about the same triple triple, although I壇 love to have the triple triple you池e talking about, the Yamaha I知 considering is actually a triple triple triple, confused yet?




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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Tom van Brits on December 25, 2019, 06:35:19 am
Wow BO that Yamaha triple is a legend and classic....holding thumbs  :thumleft:


I don稚 think we池e talking about the same triple triple, although I壇 love to have the triple triple you池e talking about, the Yamaha I知 considering is actually a triple triple triple, confused yet?




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Confirmed confusion  :3some: :lol8:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BigEd on December 25, 2019, 08:53:00 am
Confirmed confusion  :3some: :lol8:

Yup, total. We値l need a pic or two...
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on December 25, 2019, 02:16:47 pm
Confirmed confusion  :3some: :lol8:

Yup, total. We値l need a pic or two...


Hi BigEd,  I just thought of you last night, I was searching for an email when I discovered the emails you壇 sent months ago.  Forgive me for not responding sooner, my brain is all over the place.

Here are some pics I found on the net which are of the same machine I don稚 need, yet my heart says yes. 

The seller and I have yet to agree on price.  In my opinion, this snowmobile has bottomed in depreciation and will begin appreciating if I keep it polished and not ride it much, albeit that may be my hearts opinion!!

They ride like a covered wagon, they are exclusively a groomed trail rocket, not made for moguls, but oh my lord, the sound of this engine makes me weak in da knees!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Wayne on December 25, 2019, 02:36:48 pm
I thought it was a boat motor.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BigEd on December 25, 2019, 03:29:36 pm
Hi BigEd,  I just thought of you last night, I was searching for an email when I discovered the emails you壇 sent months ago.  Forgive me for not responding sooner, my brain is all over the place.

Funny that, was thinking about that just last night when I was posting this! Cooll!

Do you want more?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Tom van Brits on December 26, 2019, 09:21:59 am
So what model will that be since the 2T ran into immunization problems and were discontinued in some countries?
I can only imagine the sound of that motor, and u fortunately nou YouTube clip will do it justice
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on December 26, 2019, 08:26:54 pm
I thought it was a boat motor.

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It may very well could be something Yamaha converted from an outboard, I don稚 know.




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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on December 26, 2019, 08:30:45 pm
So what model will that be since the 2T ran into immunization problems and were discontinued in some countries?
I can only imagine the sound of that motor, and u fortunately nou YouTube clip will do it justice

2001 Yamaha SRX 700

I値l try to find a clip, the seller sent me a video of the machine running via FB messenger so I知 unable to post here.

I値l try to forward you the video through FB!

I need the snowmobile like I need another brain injury!!!


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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on December 26, 2019, 08:31:29 pm
Hi BigEd,  I just thought of you last night, I was searching for an email when I discovered the emails you壇 sent months ago.  Forgive me for not responding sooner, my brain is all over the place.

Funny that, was thinking about that just last night when I was posting this! Cooll!

Do you want more?

Send all ya care, I値l read them when time allows!

Thanks!


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Title: [emoji631]Michigan[emoji1063]Living[emoji629]
Post by: big oil on December 26, 2019, 08:33:05 pm
Pure Michigan sky on fire

No color added, I simply turned down the lighting slightly:

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on January 30, 2020, 04:56:12 am
Did I mention I have a serious addiction to Yamaha 2-stroke triple triple triples?

Recently found these beauties for sale, in my opinion the value on these Yamaha SRX痴 are going upwards, or perhaps that痴 my heart talking to my brain!

After I get them synced, tuned, and ensure everything is on the up n up, I値l take some video footage so you can share in hearing the sonorous melody these triples make!

Hope all is well over there in sunny South Africa Wilddogs!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: immigrant on January 30, 2020, 05:27:14 am
Damn!! They are in good shape  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: TeeJay on January 30, 2020, 05:38:53 am
Are you buying both?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Oubones on January 30, 2020, 05:44:01 am
Nice, that is one toy I would still like to play with one day. :drif:
Good to hear from you again and hope you are improving!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Tom van Brits on January 30, 2020, 08:44:00 am
 :drif: :drif: Amazing, beautiful and I dont blame you for loving the sound, looking fw to the video clip!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on January 31, 2020, 10:20:29 pm
Damn!! They are in good shape  :thumleft:

Thanks, although not museum quality, for nearly 20 years old both are minty. 

They remind me of simpler times, there痴 nothing I can稚 fix, troubleshoot, or do to these old girls, no fancy direct or semi-direct fuel injection like my Ski dogs .  I couldn稚 believe my eyes when I priced NGK痴 for an eTec, my lord, $25-$30 EACH, for a spark plug. 

The only thing I consider high tech on these old SRX痴 is the servo-operated exhaust valves, even then they池e not a big deal to adjust if one remembers to 想ero out the servo before adjusting the powervalve cables.

By the way, @Immigrant do you still own your Nytro XTX?  I致e got a lead on an immaculate museum clean 2012 Nytro XTX with an MPi supercharger installed.  Apparently the it痴 in a mild state of tune at between 180-190hp, some guys push them to 240hp but I was told belts will blow after only 200 miles or so.

I have an email out to Tom Pollon, from Saskatchewan, he owned one, but any pros and cons you can shed light on?  I heard they suffer from understeer or push in the corners from the heavy 4-stroke and the Tuner skid like to hunt and dart.

Hope all is well up der in da nortwoods, eh!!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on January 31, 2020, 10:44:50 pm
Are you buying both?

I did, I found one in Indiana, the other at Boyne Mountain, Michigan.  One is a 2001, the other is the highly sought after 2002 model, which was the model year equipped with D.C.S. (Detonation Control System), therefore the 2002 will not blow up from poor fuel quality like the 98-01痴.

Nice, that is one toy I would still like to play with one day. :drif:
Good to hear from you again and hope you are improving!


Thanks for your kindness, Hennie, i appreciate it.

I would encourage anyone to try it at least once although be warned you値l be addicted.  I知 solely a trail rider with some occasional deep snow or off trail riding.  I would one day like to ride out west in the mountains but avalanches scare me, we lost a local young man a few years ago to an avalanche in Utah. 



:drif: :drif: Amazing, beautiful and I dont blame you for loving the sound, looking fw to the video clip!! :thumleft:

Thanks Tom, I知 unsure if you received, I did send a little footage via FB messenger.

If we get more snow, I値l get some more footage and post.

Hope all is well in SA, when you coming back over?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: immigrant on February 01, 2020, 07:19:15 pm
Damn!! They are in good shape  :thumleft:

Thanks, although not museum quality, for nearly 20 years old both are minty. 

They remind me of simpler times, there痴 nothing I can稚 fix, troubleshoot, or do to these old girls, no fancy direct or semi-direct fuel injection like my Ski dogs .  I couldn稚 believe my eyes when I priced NGK痴 for an eTec, my lord, $25-$30 EACH, for a spark plug. 

The only thing I consider high tech on these old SRX痴 is the servo-operated exhaust valves, even then they池e not a big deal to adjust if one remembers to 想ero out the servo before adjusting the powervalve cables.

By the way, @immigrant do you still own your Nytro XTX?  I致e got a lead on an immaculate museum clean 2012 Nytro XTX with an MPi supercharger installed.  Apparently the it痴 in a mild state of tune at between 180-190hp, some guys push them to 240hp but I was told belts will blow after only 200 miles or so.

I have an email out to Tom Pollon, from Saskatchewan, he owned one, but any pros and cons you can shed light on?  I heard they suffer from understeer or push in the corners from the heavy 4-stroke and the Tuner skid like to hunt and dart.

Hope all is well up der in da nortwoods, eh!!
Yes, i still have to old girl. The kids are starting to ride it. True on the steering and the weight. It痴 a ditch banger, not made for technical riding. But it can稚 be beat on reliability, even with superchargers and turbos installed.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 01, 2020, 07:27:40 pm


:drif: :drif: Amazing, beautiful and I dont blame you for loving the sound, looking fw to the video clip!! :thumleft:

Thanks Tom, I知 unsure if you received, I did send a little footage via FB messenger.

If we get more snow, I値l get some more footage and post.

Hope all is well in SA, when you coming back over?
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Yes sir I did receive the video - pure awesomeness  :3some: :drif:

All good in ZA, and I am still waiting for my H2A visa. Once I have recieved it should be quick....I think I should be moving around 11th Feb since the Cooperation would like us (16 of us) to start on the 15th.
Looking forward to farming in a different region in N KS  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on February 02, 2020, 07:59:03 am




Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on February 02, 2020, 05:01:56 pm






Lekker man lekker!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Mr Zog on February 03, 2020, 05:14:02 am
Damn!!!!  :drif:

I watched that first video, and when the motor fired up I could SMELL that 2-smoke...  :drif:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: EssBee on February 03, 2020, 02:07:18 pm
OMW that sounds good!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: TeeJay on February 03, 2020, 03:53:05 pm
Geez - it's quick hey - wheeli'ing an all  :thumleft:

Noisy for the environment though?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: mox on February 04, 2020, 07:30:53 am
There is just something so special about 2-strokes. thanks for the share.

AWESOME
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: immigrant on February 05, 2020, 03:43:57 am
Geez - it's quick hey - wheeli'ing an all  :thumleft:

Noisy for the environment though?
Not sure why, but snowmobiles are faster if they make more noise  :ricky:.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: TeeJay on February 05, 2020, 05:30:21 am
Geez - it's quick hey - wheeli'ing an all  :thumleft:

Noisy for the environment though?
Not sure why, but snowmobiles are faster if they make more noise  :ricky:.

I can imagine  :imaposer:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BigEd on February 05, 2020, 08:31:03 am
Not sure why, but snowmobiles are faster if they make more noise  :ricky:.

It's the snow and ice... :patch:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on February 11, 2020, 08:26:06 am
I have a Yamaha addiction for which there is no cure.

I found out I壇 likely be fined for loud exhaust on my old triple triple triple 2-smokes.  Michigan is cracking down on loud exhaust on Powersports machines.  My 2002 SRX 700 has a MBRP race silencer, my 2001 has a Bender Trail Can silencer. 

Either will apparently get me an excessive noise ticket in certain areas of my beautiful state. 

Apparently the fine is $280 per machine.
Stock or factory OEM silencers accompanied both machines when I purchased, and unlike most factory 2-strokes, one actually gains horsepower and top speed with the factory OEM heavy silencer.  Same with the factory OEM triple pipes on these classics, one loses horsepower with almost every brand of aftermarket exhaust.

I don稚 feel like changing the silencers back to stock as it will require re-jetting on 6 carbs, the temps are too warm where I live regardless to get them jetted correctly for Upper Peninsula temps.

I began the search for an unmolested Yamaha 4-stroke.  Found a low mileage mint condition unit here in da Mitten 1.5 hour drive from my home.

After talking with the seller, he was firm on price, I don稚 blame him, they致e been meticulously maintained.  I drove up to his house with a drug dealer wad of Benjamin Franklin and Ulysses Grant notes. 

Turned out the seller had 3 of them left, he had 4, one had sold the first day he advertised them.

Think the owner is Dutch, has one of those fucked up surnames!!! 

After some friendly negotiation, he sweetened the deal if I purchased 2 machines and sweetened the deal even further by including brand new belts still in Yamaha packaging and an OEM luggage bag that secured to the seat aft of rider.

No pulling on a rope or babysitting a choke lever, these are electric start fuel injected sleds.  I知 lazy!!  Now, I can just turn a key and go enjoy my coffee and don my snowsuit while the melodious and sonorous Superbike engine warms her internal metallurgy!

So, I bought one for myself and my Pappy.  Me Pap is as old as dirt, he痴 American Indian, he痴 so old he was here when the Mayflower arrived!!!

The machines are equipped with EPS, Electric Power Steering, which Paps old worn out shoulder sockets appreciate.

Yamaha Apex Special Edition
Engine- 998 DOHC 4cyl 4-stroke Genesis derived from Yamaha痴 R1 Superbike.

Horsepower- 165

A little reading if you池e interested:  https://www.snowmobile.com/specs/yamaha/performance/2012/apex/se.html

Tube video review from one of my favorite Canucks:


Here痴 some peekchas of them with the Apache on his Apex!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BigEd on February 11, 2020, 09:58:00 am
Nice J! And good on you for making dad happy.

Did you get my emails??
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on February 11, 2020, 04:20:57 pm
Nice J! And good on you for making dad happy.

Did you get my emails??

Thanks BigEd  :thumleft:

I received numerous emails though admittedly, I致e been so focused on my recovery I haven稚 began reading the stories yet.  I知 looking forward to reading them.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 13, 2020, 07:07:26 am
Amazing machines and kudos for spoiling your pap to one as well!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Dwerg on February 13, 2020, 01:05:34 pm
Just spent lunch catching up. USA is WAY in the lead on my travel list.

BO, I was hoping to see a little more of what your winters are like. What does the temperature range look like over winter? Do you have snow cover all winter long?

PS... Those snow scooters sound amazing!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: immigrant on February 13, 2020, 04:30:10 pm
The Apex goes like stink! I will send you some snow, looks like you have just enough to keep the sliders wet   ;)
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: jaybiker on February 13, 2020, 04:49:30 pm
Those rocket sleds sound like awesome machines, but I'm afraid they operate in an environment that's totally allergic for me!  :eek7:

Ice cream is about the only cold wet white stuff that I care for.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on February 13, 2020, 11:58:52 pm
Damn!!!!  :drif:

I watched that first video, and when the motor fired up I could SMELL that 2-smoke...  :drif:  :imaposer:

I love the smell too, especially KLOTZ injection oil, the smell is unlike any other.  :thumleft:


There is just something so special about 2-strokes. thanks for the share.

AWESOME

Thanks Mox, I'll try to get some more footage.  May 2-strokes never die.



OMW that sounds good!

Thanks EssBee, they do sound nice, though admittedly, too loud for trail riding. 

My 4-stroke snowmobiles are quiet, which I prefer for long days on the saddle.

Geez - it's quick hey - wheeli'ing an all  :thumleft:

Noisy for the environment though?

 :thumleft:  Yeah, they came in a real nice state of tune, the 2002 is clutched and geared aggressively for lake racing it will raise the skis until around 80 mph and top speed is typically between 115-120mph.  I don't think I have to do much tuning for this one to run the way I want.

The 2001 is clutched more for trail riding, not as fast, but uses a lot less fuel and oil than the 2002.  It gets off the line well, but then hits what feels like a lean spot through the midrange before coming back on the pipe on top-end.  I'm thinking I'll have to adjust the clips, needles, or needle jets on this one to get it where I want.

Yes, both are too noisy for me to use responsibly on public trails.  The video footage is from me riding them on private land.


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Post by: big oil on February 14, 2020, 12:10:59 am
Just spent lunch catching up. USA is WAY in the lead on my travel list.

BO, I was hoping to see a little more of what your winters are like. What does the temperature range look like over winter? Do you have snow cover all winter long?

PS... Those snow scooters sound amazing!

Stay tuned, I'm leaving for the northern lower peninsula of Michigan Saturday for two days of riding, mostly to ensure the sled I just bought doesn't have any issues.
I'll share some pics here of our trip.

Once I return, and if nothing is broken, and I'm not in too much pain, I'll be heading up to the upper peninsula of Michigan, perhaps northern Wisconsin, maybe even Minnesota to explore.

Where I live has been a very non-typical winter thus far, very little accumulation. We did get 4 inches of fresh snow overnight, it's supposed to get down to 3F tonight.

The northern lower peninsula has good snow, the eastern upper peninsula has more snow, the western upper peninsula has tons of snow. 

Typical winter temps vary greatly by location and how close one is to the Great Lakes. 

Here's a pic of a typical blizzard that affects the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan.  That area gets the most snowfall as the peninsula is surrounded by the frigid waters of Lake Superior.

Borrowed pic from last winter, I believe thus was a parking lot at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.  It痴 not unusual for this place to get several feet of snow during storms.  If I remember correctly, the record for this area is around 32 feet of snow.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on February 14, 2020, 12:20:57 am
The Apex goes like stink! I will send you some snow, looks like you have just enough to keep the sliders wet   ;)

My gosh they do, hard to believe they go like they do as heavy as they are, no wonder Yamaha offered a WARN winch hookup for these things, they're built like brick shithouses!! 

I'm praying I don't get the hog stuck!


Those rocket sleds sound like awesome machines, but I'm afraid they operate in an environment that's totally allergic for me!  :eek7:

Ice cream is about the only cold wet white stuff that I care for.  :biggrin:

 :lol8:  I take it you don't do cold temps, eh?  Exact opposite here, I can't take high temps, I get sick, begin wretching and start shutting down in anything over 90F. 
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on February 14, 2020, 01:23:24 pm
A balmy 7F on my morning drive from an overnight low of 3F.

I hope @immigrant and his family stayed warm last night, it was supposed to be well below 0F last night up der in da nortwoods.

Fargo, ND apparently reached -20F overnight.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on February 14, 2020, 02:02:48 pm
34 miles later, it痴 down to 1F. 

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on February 14, 2020, 02:11:32 pm
This week over a thousand climbers from all over world are meeting up in Munising, Michigan for the Michigan Ice Fest. Munising is a prefect place for ice climbing because the sandstone in the area allows for water to slowly seep out of it, allowing for the creation of so many beautiful and climbable ice formations. Have fun climbers and stay safe!

I can see why the ice climbers gravitated to this section of Grand Island in Munising, Michigan. The massive ice cliffs held this amazing blue colored ice. This cliff is easily 100 feet tall and I loved the contrasting colors of blue.


Not for me, looks interesting though. Pic borrowed, I may try to see this event if I can get up there in time.  I got delayed on leaving for my trip, hopefully leaving this week. 




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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Toothless on February 14, 2020, 02:30:46 pm

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What a beautiful and serene pic!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on February 16, 2020, 08:14:07 am

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What a beautiful and serene pic!





Thanks Toothless, it was a beautiful crisp and cold morning. 

I had just arrived at my friends, Joe and Rebecca Mast's home, in Leslie, Michigan.   

The highlight of my morning was meeting their new baby, Darlene, 6 pounds 4 ounces.


Title: Re: [emoji631]Michigan[emoji1063]Living[emoji629]
Post by: eberhard on February 16, 2020, 08:48:00 am
Here's a pic of a typical blizzard that affects the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan.  That area gets the most snowfall as the peninsula is surrounded by the frigid waters of Lake Superior.

Borrowed pic from last winter, I believe thus was a parking lot at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.  It痴 not unusual for this place to get several feet of snow during storms.  If I remember correctly, the record for this area is around 32 feet of snow.

Would it not be a good idea to attach a long aerial to your vehicle with a flag at the top? With your phone number written on it.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on February 17, 2020, 10:36:43 am
Did some tune n testing on my lake racer. 

Here痴 some triple 2-smoke for your listening pleasure










Title: Re: [emoji631]Michigan[emoji1063]Living[emoji629]
Post by: big oil on February 17, 2020, 10:44:12 am
Here's a pic of a typical blizzard that affects the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan.  That area gets the most snowfall as the peninsula is surrounded by the frigid waters of Lake Superior.

Borrowed pic from last winter, I believe thus was a parking lot at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.  It痴 not unusual for this place to get several feet of snow during storms.  If I remember correctly, the record for this area is around 32 feet of snow.

Would it not be a good idea to attach a long aerial to your vehicle with a flag at the top? With your phone number written on it.

I think a better idea is to report it stolen
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: EssBee on February 18, 2020, 08:25:24 am
I cannot comprehend with the temperatures Michigan is subject to!

My partner's daughter lives there in Livonia so we get regular updates. ( anywhere close to you BO?....we have a tentative plan to visit them next year in about August)
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on February 18, 2020, 03:18:05 pm
I cannot comprehend with the temperatures Michigan is subject to!

My partner's daughter lives there in Livonia so we get regular updates. ( anywhere close to you BO?....we have a tentative plan to visit them next year in about August)

The Great Lakes are a major factor in dictating our weather.

Yes, Livonia is an eastern suburb of Detroit, 1-1.5 hour drive from me.  I attended a 2 or 3 week class in Livonia back in 1999.  Livonia isn't far from Dearborn, the home of Ford Motor Company.

Lots of places to see and things to do, tell me a few interests you and your partner share, perhaps I can let my brain percolate and come up with a short list of must see's.

Greenfield Village, Detroit Institute of Arts, Ford Piquette Plant, Belle Isle Gardens, Fox Theatre, and the Detroit Symphony are a few off the top of me head.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Tom van Brits on February 25, 2020, 03:17:41 am
 :o That triple sure goes, it revs big time!!  :3some:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on February 27, 2020, 09:40:32 am
:o That triple sure goes, it revs big time!!  :3some:

Thanks Tom, yes, that old Yammie pulls hard from launch all the way through top end.

Clutching is key.

One can have the most powerful engine on the lake but if clutching isn稚 tuned correctly and one can稚 get power to the ice efficiently, one will lose all day long to a less powerful but perfectly clutched machine.



Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on February 27, 2020, 09:45:16 am
Hauled some hay with the old Chevy today for a friend in need for his team of Belgians.

Cold snow filled day in da nortwoods.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: EssBee on February 27, 2020, 12:52:07 pm
Yikes, I shiver just looking at that!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Crankshaft on February 27, 2020, 04:41:16 pm
 :drif: :drif: :drif: Wow awesom!!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: Dis al wat ek kan se.

Ek dink jy maak baie van ons in RSA jaloers met al jou foto's en stories :lamer:

Daai Yammies loop mooi, maar dit lyk moer koud :biggrin:

Hou so aan... :sip:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on February 27, 2020, 05:04:06 pm
Yikes, I shiver just looking at that!

It was warm yesterday, 26F  :peepwall:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on February 27, 2020, 05:06:50 pm
:drif: :drif: :drif: Wow awesom!!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: Dis al wat ek kan se.

Ek dink jy maak baie van ons in RSA jaloers met al jou foto's en stories :lamer:

Daai Yammies loop mooi, maar dit lyk moer koud :biggrin:

Hou so aan... :sip:

Forgive me, Crankshaft, I'm far from fluent in Afrikaans, though I am proud of myself that I'm up to a 3 word vocabulary....bakkie, kak, oh wait, just two words, shit!!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Crankshaft on February 27, 2020, 05:18:33 pm
:drif: :drif: :drif: Wow awesom!!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: Dis al wat ek kan se.

Ek dink jy maak baie van ons in RSA jaloers met al jou foto's en stories :lamer:

Daai Yammies loop mooi, maar dit lyk moer koud :biggrin:

Hou so aan... :sip:

Forgive me, Crankshaft, I'm far from fluent in Afrikaans, though I am proud of myself that I'm up to a 3 word vocabulary....bakkie, kak, oh wait, just two words, shit!!

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:  No problem.  Just trying to say that I'm kak jelous of you seeing those pics.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: [emoji631]Michigan[emoji1063]Living[emoji629]
Post by: big oil on March 02, 2020, 05:49:07 pm
I知 lying here in my motel room with a serious case of the trots, so, I think I値l spend the time I知 not shitting my intestines out on telling yous about my trip up to da nortwoods.

I壇 be out riding right now, but I can稚 trust a fart yet.

Day 1

My buddy Joe and I needed some throttle therapy.  We left Saturday, driving separately, to near Cadillac, Michigan, where I had reserved a room at Lost Pines Lodge.

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There痴 a reason it痴 appropriately named LPL.  It truly is in the middle of nowhere and not easy to find, even with GPS.

We arrived to find decent snow conditions.

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Here痴 Joseph walking from the truck and trailer lot.  I was a groomsman in Joe痴 wedding 16 years ago.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 02, 2020, 05:54:13 pm
Joe broke the news to me a few weeks ago that divorce from his wife, Jennifer, is likely inevitable, so I thought it beneficial for them to be apart for a couple days.

We rode 130 kilometers our first day.  Here痴 Joe on his recently acquired Polaris Fusion 600 High Output. 

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: eberhard on March 02, 2020, 06:01:44 pm
Would that be the Cadillac Escalade? Very nice.

Pity about Joe's marriage. Do your best  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 02, 2020, 06:04:41 pm
 with the old Chevy

That looks like a brand new bakkie!! Why you say old?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Breekbeen on March 02, 2020, 06:17:36 pm
Would that be the Cadillac Escalade? Very nice.

Pity about Joe's marriage. Do your best  :thumleft:
Think that is a 4Runner .

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 02, 2020, 08:14:47 pm
Would that be the Cadillac Escalade? Very nice.

Pity about Joe's marriage. Do your best  :thumleft:

I wish!  Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road with a 4.0 liter DOHC V6.

$60,000 less than a Cadillac Escalade
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 02, 2020, 08:21:00 pm
with the old Chevy

That looks like a brand new bakkie!! Why you say old?

You池e right, 7 years old with just shy of 100k miles / 62k klicks

Lots of life left. 
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 02, 2020, 08:21:47 pm
Would that be the Cadillac Escalade? Very nice.

Pity about Joe's marriage. Do your best  :thumleft:
Think that is a 4Runner .

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Yes sir, it痴 a 4Runner  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 02, 2020, 08:25:01 pm
Would that be the Cadillac Escalade? Very nice.

Pity about Joe's marriage. Do your best  :thumleft:

I just discovered the second pic on that post has a mid nineties Cadillac Escalade.

It was parked in front of my Toyota.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 02, 2020, 08:27:24 pm
Joe and I had much fun riding in and around Lost Pines Lodge.

Here I am next to my Yamaha Apex SE.

Damn I look amazing in my twat suit!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 02, 2020, 08:29:03 pm
Another peekcha of the bar parking lot for snowmobiles at Lost Pine Lodge.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 02, 2020, 08:38:42 pm
We rode over to the gas station at Boon, Michigan to get snacks and sit by the community fire they typically burn all winter in the forest behind the gas station.

I forgot to capture a pic of the fire, here痴 my friend Joe.  He looks happy considering him and the wife will likely go separate ways soon.

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A few minutes later, probably wondering how much the big D is going to cost him!!  Joe is of Polish ancestry for those wondering.  USA is a melting pot!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 02, 2020, 08:45:36 pm
Having fun with the group doing shoulder exercises and performing my best Russian impersonation!!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: eberhard on March 02, 2020, 08:54:33 pm
Joe and I had much fun riding in and around Lost Pines Lodge.

Here I am next to my Yamaha Apex SE.

Damn I look amazing in my twat suit!

For a moment you looked to me like Erik Estrada in CHiPs.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 02, 2020, 08:59:15 pm
Joe and I had much fun riding in and around Lost Pines Lodge.

Here I am next to my Yamaha Apex SE.

Damn I look amazing in my twat suit!

For a moment you looked to me like Erik Estrada in CHiPs.  :biggrin:

 :lol8: except I知 much more handsome and two feet taller than Estrada!  I hope these pics don稚 get out, I don稚 need a bunch of modeling agents calling me  :pot: :peepwall:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: windswept on March 02, 2020, 09:13:40 pm
with the old Chevy

That looks like a brand new bakkie!! Why you say old?

You池e right, 7 years old with just shy of 100k miles / 62k klicks

Lots of life left.

160k km?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 02, 2020, 09:40:29 pm
with the old Chevy

That looks like a brand new bakkie!! Why you say old?

You池e right, 7 years old with just shy of 100k miles / 62k klicks

Lots of life left.

160k km?

My bad, I sure phucked that up :lol8:

Just shy of 161,000 kilometers
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 02, 2020, 09:48:02 pm


a little video for your porn collections

I hope Rynet doesn稚 get excited   :peepwall: :pot: :lol8:   :headbang: :love3:

Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BOZO on March 02, 2020, 11:31:25 pm
Whahahahah.


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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Tom van Brits on March 03, 2020, 02:40:12 am


a little video for your porn collections

I hope Rynet doesn稚 get excited   :peepwall: :pot: :lol8:   :headbang: :love3:



 :spitcoffee:  :imaposer:
You can pass for a Russian man  :lol8:

James one day I want to go up to Michigan and surrounds, there is just so much to see!


Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 03, 2020, 04:15:20 am


a little video for your porn collections

I hope Rynet doesn稚 get excited   :peepwall: :pot: :lol8:   :headbang: :love3:




 :spitcoffee:  :imaposer:
You can pass for a Russian man  :lol8:

James one day I want to go up to Michigan and surrounds, there is just so much to see!

You will certainly enjoy yourself, in my opinion, Michigan is the most beautiful state in the lower 48.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Rynet on March 03, 2020, 05:17:50 am


a little video for your porn collections

I hope Rynet doesn稚 get excited   :peepwall: :pot: :lol8:   :headbang: :love3:



 :imaposer: :imaposer:
Haha Big Oil , If I had a sled like that I would go wild too  :ricky: :ricky:
Looks like so much fun.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: TeeJay on March 03, 2020, 05:36:12 am
Hey Big Oil......look what you done....you got Rynet all excited  :imaposer:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 03, 2020, 05:52:07 am
I awoke Sunday morning at 6:30, I wanted to get on the road, go try to find deeper snow as conditions around Cadillac were getting thin.

I was told Mancelona had received 20-30 inches of lake effect snowfall from Lake Michigan, so I drove up there to scope it out.

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The reports were accurate, in and around Mancelona, Michigan had been dumped on.

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I had to go to 4 places to find a trail map.  During my search I asked where the best breakfast could be found in the area.  I was told to find Bojack痴 Bakery downtown Mancelona.

Ended up being a meticulously cleaned and maintained bakery with a log cabin theme.  Bojack is the owner slash chef, we got to talking, shooting the shit, Bojack told me the trails were in excellent shape and if I wanted to stay the night in town, I was welcome to come and stay the night in one of the spare rooms and meet his wife.

I couldn稚 believe his offer, I壇 only spoken with the guy all of about 10 minutes. 

I told him I appreciated his offer though I had to respectfully decline as I wanted to make Munising, Michigan my destination for the night in a search for colder temps and deeper snow.

Here痴 a peek at the interior of Bojack痴, I can稚 wait to eat there again.  I bought a red raspberry sweet roll with vanilla frosting for dessert, melted in my mouth, I savored every bite of the warm red raspberry gooey filling.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 03, 2020, 05:59:49 am
I found a truck trailer landing, unloaded and rode to Lakes if the North, then down to the Hide-a-Way Tavern on the shore of Starvation Lake.  Quite of few sleds in the parking lot.

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After enjoying 2 glasses of Pepsi, it was time to hit the trails again, which were in fantastic shape, but with warm temps and sunny sky, the trails in the corners were deteriorating quickly, down to ice.

Here痴 a peekcha near Starvation Lake

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I ended up riding over towards Lakes of the North again, stopped at the Settings to take a leak.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 03, 2020, 06:11:06 am
After taking a leak, I rode towards Gaylord and found a recently groomed trail, I ended up covering some distance with the flat smooth conditions, unleashing all 165 horsepower every chance I got!

I wanted to be back to my truck and loaded up before dusk, so I headed west back towards Mancelona.

On the way, I stopped at the Snowmobile Club.  Here痴 a John Deere tractor converted to track drive.  One certainly doesn稚 want to hit one of these monsters on a snowmobile.  Unfortunately, a group of nine riders did just that recently.  Fortunately, every rider walked away from the incident, the first rider was the most injured as he hit first and then the following riders bailed off their machines , so the first guy got hit by their sleds.  Somehow, the lucky SOB walked away from of it.

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Here痴 a typical drag type trail groomer

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 03, 2020, 06:22:55 am
I refueled my machine, loaded up and was on the road before dark.  I crossed the Mackinaw Straits and captured this peekcha of Lake Michigan just after sundown. 

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On my way to Munising, I phoned Larry, proprietor of the motel I like to stay at in Munising.  I know Larry likes to lockup and go home by 9pm and I wasn稚 going to arrive until 9:30.

Larry told me no problem, he told me which room he was putting me in, he壇 turn the heat on, and told me to come down in the morning to pay him.  That痴 trust.  That痴 why Larry always will get my business, he does things the old fashioned way. 

Needless to say, Munising had just gotten an additional 30 inches of snow on top of what they壇 already had. 

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 03, 2020, 06:25:43 am
I awoke early this morning, went out to unload my machine.  I was excited to hit the trails.  (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200303/2bcec4083ba5368bebce8a865d5e0843.jpg)

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 03, 2020, 06:30:22 am
I looked over at a couple older Polaris sleds and couldn稚 believe my eyes, the owners had left the keys in the ignitions overnight.

It痴 a low crime area, but still, that痴 just inviting some drunk or meth head to steal your machine to take a joyride.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 03, 2020, 06:42:44 am
I went to drag my Yamaha off the trailer, when I strained I nearly shit my pants.  Damn.  I went inside, sat on the throne and I believe unloaded my lower intestine into the toilet plumbing before it reeled back up into my rectum.

Unfortunately, I had a great deal of lower abdominal pain and gas, so I decided it壇 be best to take the day off from riding. 

I finally felt better around dinner time this evening, when I went out to drive to Foggy痴 for dinner, two of the four pins that hold the clamshell top on my trailer weren稚 connected.  That meant one thing, someone was interested and was likely going to try and thieve my vintage Yamaha.

Here痴 Foggy痴 Tavern in Christmas, Michigan.  Best food around.  One can choose and grill their chosen steak or pay the chef to cook.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 03, 2020, 06:51:55 am
After Foggy痴, I attempted to find padlocks for my trailer to no avail.  The dollar stores had no long shank locks.

So, I backed my trailer and truck up in front of my motel room, where there痴 more light.  I must find padlocks tomorrow morning before I go out riding.  Luckily, I have my aluminum ramp locked and the coupler locked to my truck.  I doubt the thief will attempt to steal anything with me and others sleeping a few feet away, but one never knows.


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Title: [emoji631]Michigan[emoji1063]Living[emoji629]
Post by: immigrant on March 03, 2020, 08:49:36 am
I looked over at a couple older Polaris sleds and couldn稚 believe my eyes, the owners had left the keys in the ignitions overnight.

It痴 a low crime area, but still, that痴 just inviting some drunk or meth head to steal your machine to take a joyride.

Even the crack heads have their pride. There痴 no joy in riding a po-po......

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BOZO on March 03, 2020, 09:00:26 pm



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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: EssBee on March 04, 2020, 11:43:29 am
 ;D interesting!

Errr.....your rather descriptive portrayal of your narrow miss when offloading your sled  ::) :biggrin: :lol8:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 04, 2020, 06:33:26 pm


a little video for your porn collections

I hope Rynet doesn稚 get excited   :peepwall: :pot: :lol8:   :headbang: :love3:



 :imaposer: :imaposer:
Haha Big Oil , If I had a sled like that I would go wild too  :ricky: :ricky:
Looks like so much fun.   :thumleft: :thumleft:

I have another just like the one depicted if you think you can handle the power.   ;)
Title: Re: [emoji631]Michigan[emoji1063]Living[emoji629]
Post by: big oil on March 04, 2020, 06:42:25 pm
I looked over at a couple older Polaris sleds and couldn稚 believe my eyes, the owners had left the keys in the ignitions overnight.

It痴 a low crime area, but still, that痴 just inviting some drunk or meth head to steal your machine to take a joyride.

Even the crack heads have their pride. There痴 no joy in riding a po-po......

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200303/b5ad48a65ed9c20584f9272bc511af0f.jpg)

Haha, I take it you don稚 like Po Po痴 !!

In my honest opinion, I think they make the best handling snowmobile currently.  The Ski-doo Rmotion rear suspension has a slight edge, but the Polaris front suspension is way better than Ski-doo.  And from what I致e witnessed, the 850 Polaris beats the 850 Ski-doo across the lake, with less horsepower, but Polaris clutching is better and more efficient at putting the power down. 

Have you seen pics of the 2021 Polaris Matrix yet?  Looks pretty sweet.

I can稚 stand the Yamaha Arctic Cat merger, I do not like arctic cat snowmobiles.

I like my true Yamaha痴, suspension isn稚 the greatest but fit n finish is light years ahead of the other 3 manufacturers.

I keep hoping Yamaha will introduce an 800cc direct injected twin 2-smoker in a Yamaha chassis with Ohlins suspension, I値l be waiting a long time most likely.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 04, 2020, 06:49:39 pm
;D interesting!

Errr.....your rather descriptive portrayal of your narrow miss when offloading your sled  ::) :biggrin: :lol8:

I知 an open book  :imaposer:

Better a description than pictures!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Rynet on March 04, 2020, 07:31:33 pm


a little video for your porn collections

I hope Rynet doesn稚 get excited   :peepwall: :pot: :lol8:   :headbang: :love3:



 :imaposer: :imaposer:
Haha Big Oil , If I had a sled like that I would go wild too  :ricky: :ricky:
Looks like so much fun.   :thumleft: :thumleft:

I have another just like the one depicted if you think you can handle the power.   ;)

I would love to try it  :ricky:, how does it compare to motorbikes ? is it much more powerful ?

It looks really thrilling. Do you go on longer rides or do you just tow and ride at one location ?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 05, 2020, 01:49:14 am
I was up and raring to ride yesterday morning.

Soon after I left the motel parking lot, I met the groomer heading in the opposite direction.

That meant a freshly groomed trail.

Here痴 some footage of one of these monsters in action:

Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 05, 2020, 03:53:50 am


a little video for your porn collections

I hope Rynet doesn稚 get excited   :peepwall: :pot: :lol8:   :headbang: :love3:



 :imaposer: :imaposer:
Haha Big Oil , If I had a sled like that I would go wild too  :ricky: :ricky:
Looks like so much fun.   :thumleft: :thumleft:

I have another just like the one depicted if you think you can handle the power.   ;)

I would love to try it  :ricky:, how does it compare to motorbikes ? is it much more powerful ?

It looks really thrilling. Do you go on longer rides or do you just tow and ride at one location ?

I have zero doubt an intelligent capable women like you could ride a snowmobile. 

Snowmobiles are easy to ride, there's no gears to change as they transmit power to the ground via centrifugal clutches.

They're equipped with a thumb throttle, or the slang term 'fun flipper'.  The more pressure you put on the thumb throttle the faster you go.

I have two Yamaha Apex's equipped with power steering, very easy to ride. 

The motor is the Genesis 5-valve engine derived from Yamaha's R1 sportbike. 

Horsepower is rated at 165, they're extremely powerful, but the engine delivers a linear power band with no surprises or hits. 

And, don't worry about the cold temps, snowmobile suit tech has come so far since I began snowmobiling in the seventies. 

If you ever decide you'd like to give it a shot, all you have to do is let me know, it would be my honor for you to use one of my machines, free of charge.

Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: EssBee on March 05, 2020, 06:26:26 am
Flippin ( yes,pun intended ) heck that must be fun....I wanna. >:D

No snow at all down at my "DIL"'s place, they've just had their roof done.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 05, 2020, 03:19:31 pm
Flippin ( yes,pun intended ) heck that must be fun....I wanna. >:D

No snow at all down at my "DIL"'s place, they've just had their roof done.

It痴 a blast, I enjoy snowmobiles more than dirt bikes.

Yeah, I was told the same, all the snow we had at my place down south has melted.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Rynet on March 05, 2020, 08:44:09 pm
Awesome Big Oil. I would love to ride snowmobiles, it will make me feel like Jane Bond. :imaposer:

It is something totally different.  One day ! . :ricky:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 07, 2020, 04:58:03 am
Long day in da saddle, I rode 468km, had great time.

A few peekcha from my day:

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 07, 2020, 05:01:28 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 07, 2020, 05:07:24 am
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I asked the ice fishermen if they壇 caught any fish, in typical Yooper talk, they replied, nottabite!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 07, 2020, 05:12:57 am
I hadn稚 had breakfast, Kristina at Sherpa Shop in Grand Marais cooked me a delicious omelette with fresh baked sourdough. 

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 07, 2020, 05:17:04 am
Downtown Grand Marais, Michigan

Lumberyard
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 07, 2020, 05:23:07 am
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It was time to ride trail 89 which runs along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, one of most beautiful places I致e ever been.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 07, 2020, 05:31:50 am
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Lac Superior, the worlds largest freshwater lake by surface area.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 07, 2020, 05:35:29 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 07, 2020, 05:45:53 am
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I rode out onto the ice, which I do not recommend.  One had better make sure their machine can climb back up otherwise rescue would be costly.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 07, 2020, 05:50:40 am
The wind coming off Superior was face eating cold, so I rode inland back in da bush to get warm.

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A long day, I was beaten to a pulp.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BOZO on March 07, 2020, 05:52:35 am
I hadn稚 had breakfast, Kristina at Sherpa Shop in Grand Marais cooked me a delicious omelette with fresh baked sourdough. 


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Man That Looks Delish....
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 07, 2020, 05:57:58 am
I hadn稚 had breakfast, Kristina at Sherpa Shop in Grand Marais cooked me a delicious omelette with fresh baked sourdough. 


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Man That Looks Delish....

Oh man it was, loaded with fresh ingredients of ham onion cheese mushrooms spinach, and topped with pork sausage gravy.  In other words, heart attack on a plate!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Mr Zog on March 08, 2020, 04:14:32 am
I hadn稚 had breakfast, Kristina at Sherpa Shop in Grand Marais cooked me a delicious omelette with fresh baked sourdough. 


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Man That Looks Delish....

Oh man it was, loaded with fresh ingredients of ham onion cheese mushrooms spinach, and topped with pork sausage gravy.  In other words, heart attack on a plate!

I loved the "chirps" written on the blackboard on the wall too  :imaposer: :imaposer:

Is that yellow rope a safety toggle like on a jetski or tiller outboard to cut the engine if you fall off?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 08, 2020, 04:46:24 am
I hadn稚 had breakfast, Kristina at Sherpa Shop in Grand Marais cooked me a delicious omelette with fresh baked sourdough. 


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Man That Looks Delish....

Oh man it was, loaded with fresh ingredients of ham onion cheese mushrooms spinach, and topped with pork sausage gravy.  In other words, heart attack on a plate!

I loved the "chirps" written on the blackboard on the wall too  :imaposer: :imaposer:

Is that yellow rope a safety toggle like on a jetski or tiller outboard to cut the engine if you fall off?

Yeah, some of those were witty!

The yellow string is on my Klim glove.  It痴 to tighten the gauntlet around my jacket for a tight seal.

Hope you池e all well Zog.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 08, 2020, 06:44:03 am
After 550 miles or snowmobiling, I'm deep in da bottle of Evan Williams trying to kill my pain. 

I made my way home today.

I gots some more pics, too tired to list.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: EssBee on March 08, 2020, 02:20:40 pm
Once again, thanks for sharing!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 08, 2020, 03:47:35 pm
Once again, thanks for sharing!  :thumleft:

You池e welcome, many more pics of my trip coming up, I took the next day off from riding to rest and sightsee.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 08, 2020, 03:50:56 pm
On a side note, my Covid-19 suit arrived today!!!

Kidding!! 

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 08, 2020, 07:02:04 pm
I needed a day of rest from riding, so I drove up to Marquette, Michigan  to spend the day.

I always stop at the welcome center to stock up on free trail maps.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: SmuGS on March 08, 2020, 07:06:14 pm
I'm not a fan of the cold but that sure is a beautiful part of the world you live in...
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Tom van Brits on March 08, 2020, 09:47:03 pm
I'm not a fan of the cold but that sure is a beautiful part of the world you live in...

Amazingly beautiful yes!!

James that suit is too small I guess ???
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 09, 2020, 08:56:57 pm
It was then time for breakfast, so I went to Donckers, in business since 1896, housed in old town Marquette. 

They have ice cream shop, candies, chocolatier, Bakery, and deli shop in the 3 story building.  I failed to photograph the exterior though here痴 the interior, along with other buildings from old town Marquette.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 09, 2020, 09:00:59 pm


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My view from my table

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 10, 2020, 05:22:09 am

Original city hall

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 10, 2020, 05:24:56 am
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This house is for those less fortunate than us to keep warm.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 10, 2020, 05:28:00 am
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Apparently the best steakhouse in town but too expensive for this cheap fuck !
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 10, 2020, 05:30:39 am
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The Vierling has good food and craft beer!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 10, 2020, 05:33:54 am
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I screwed up earlier, this is da best steak in town, but too expensive for this frugal fuck!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 10, 2020, 05:36:54 am
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Washington Avenue Marquette (old town Main Street)
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 10, 2020, 05:40:44 am
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Savings Bank Building
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 10, 2020, 05:42:27 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 10, 2020, 05:44:51 am
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Landmark Inn
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 10, 2020, 05:47:59 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 10, 2020, 05:50:02 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 10, 2020, 05:53:11 am
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I hadn稚 eaten Cuidighi since 2016, so I went to Ralph痴 for homemade chicken noodle soup and a Cuidighi sammich!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: mox on March 10, 2020, 06:02:23 am
Nice  :biggrin: Italian sausage in Michigan. I would not have thought there would be any italian immigrants up there or has it just filtered through into the towns cuisine?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Rynet on March 10, 2020, 09:10:16 pm
Very nice Big Oil, thanks for sharing. :thumleft:

So how fast do these snow scooters stop?

Do you ever see bears on your travels.  :snorting:  That's probably a silly South African question.

How safe is it to travel on the big roads, do the cars see you in time ?

What happens when the snow stops, are you stranded ?

What happens when you get to water. You can't go through it can you ?

Ps that is a beautiful Church up on this page, is it a Catholic Church, and where is it ?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 05:04:54 am
Nice  :biggrin: Italian sausage in Michigan. I would not have thought there would be any italian immigrants up there or has it just filtered through into the towns cuisine?

Italians actually place quite high on the list of Michigan demographics by ancestry.

The Upper Peninsula Copper mining industry attracted immigrants the world over.

Michigan provided the overwhelming majority of the worlds copper during the industrial revolution.

Here痴 a link to the demographics of my state by ancestry: 

https://statisticalatlas.com/state/Michigan/Ancestry
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 05:33:49 am
Very nice Big Oil, thanks for sharing. :thumleft:

So how fast do these snow scooters stop? 

They stop quickly on snow if one doesn稚 lock up the track and modulates the brake lever effectively.

They stop much quicker with ice picks or carbide-tipped studs mounted on the track.  If one hits a patch of ice on a powerful machine without a studded track, the machine will fishtail and eventually lose control. 

If one locks up the track on ice without studs, the machine will slide until it hits something!! 

I learned all of this the hard way unfortunately!!



Do you ever see bears on your travels.  :snorting:  That's probably a silly South African question.

Not a silly question at all, close Bear encounters in the woods are by luck as typically a healthy bear will not ever allow a human to get near it.  There are exceptions, such as during the salmon run in Alaska, where one can sit within meters of Kodiak and Grizzlies while they feed on the endless buffet of spawning red salmon.

Bear hibernate during the winter months. 

Now, during the autumn months, all one has to do to see bear is go to the local refuse center, we call them a dump.  Before hibernation a bear will take in all the calories it can find.

The only time I致e been fearful is when I was hiking the Porcupine Mountains back in 1998ish.  Only a couple of miles in I saw a fresh bear scrape on a large diameter tree.  The gouges out of the tree were VERY deep, VERY fresh, and high up on the tree.  That meant one thing to me, a huge frustrated bear, I vacated the forest immediately and as quickly as possible. 


How safe is it to travel on the big roads, do the cars see you in time ? 

All snowmobile travel is typically off-road and seasonal unplowed roads.  Some counties allow travel adjacent to highways to enter and exit towns.

What happens when the snow stops, are you stranded ?

Trails are open from November 30th to April 1.  If there痴 snow, we ride.  Too little snow or riding on ice will make ones machine overheat within a short distance.

What happens when you get to water. You can't go through it can you ?

Most of the lakes are frozen.  Snowmobiles can cross open water.  There is snowmobile racing on open water during the summer months!

Ps that is a beautiful Church up on this page, is it a Catholic Church, and where is it ? 

I知 unsure of denomination, but all the churches listed above are located in Marquette, Michigan, pinned on the following map:

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Title: [emoji631]Michigan[emoji1063]Living[emoji629]
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 06:05:06 am
I awoke last Thursday morning to a beautiful site, fresh snow in the form of a blizzard.  It was snowing and blowing so hard, I had to wait until around noon to leave my room and around 2ish pm before leaving on my snowmobile.

I ended up going to the local Ski-Doo/Polaris dealer to kill some time, ended up seeing what many consider, the most powerful and best handling machine one can buy currently.

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I really like this anniversary edition, it痴 paint scheme and graphics reminiscent of the famous TXL Polaris machines from the seventies.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 06:15:36 am
I had a fun filled day on the trails with one exception!  Along the trail, I failed to see an upcoming set of whoops at too high velocity. 

All I recall is a mechanical bull riding moment, felt like I did a handstand at 70 per!!  Somehow, in disbelief, I managed to hold on and ride it out but not before the bucking bull I was riding kicked me in the back by the plastic exhaust cover on my tailbone.  It still hurts as I type this but feels much better than the morning after!

Anyway here are pics from my day on the trails:

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 06:22:31 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 06:24:46 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 06:26:51 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 06:28:37 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 06:37:03 am
Miners Castle at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 06:41:41 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 06:44:57 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 06:46:48 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 06:48:50 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 06:51:45 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Crankshaft on March 11, 2020, 07:26:36 am
Wow, looks awesome with all that snow
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Rynet on March 11, 2020, 07:30:13 am
Looks amazing !  :ricky:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: mox on March 11, 2020, 07:32:01 am
A winter wonderland - Awesome playground
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: jaybiker on March 11, 2020, 11:06:47 am
To someone who knows nothing it looks as though you were well and truly bogged in there, Big Yeti.

Can the sled just drive out of that, or do you need to dig sometimes?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 01:48:32 pm
To someone who knows nothing it looks as though you were well and truly bogged in there, Big Yeti.

Can the sled just drive out of that, or do you need to dig sometimes?

Fortunately, I didn稚 get stuck all week though I almost did in the pic above with all the snow in front.  When pulling away from that pic, I had to go full throttle and shake side to side to get the hog back on top of the snow.  Many owners of Yamaha Apex install wider ski痴 for more flotation in deep snow.

One doesn稚 want to get a Yamaha 4-stroke snowmobile stuck, they are the sows of the industry.  That痴 one of the downsides to owning a 4-stroke, the 2-stroke sleds are considerably lighter.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: jaybiker on March 11, 2020, 03:57:24 pm
To someone who knows nothing it looks as though you were well and truly bogged in there, Big Yeti.

Can the sled just drive out of that, or do you need to dig sometimes?

Fortunately, I didn稚 get stuck all week though I almost did in the pic above with all the snow in front.  When pulling away from that pic, I had to go full throttle and shake side to side to get the hog back on top of the snow.  Many owners of Yamaha Apex install wider ski痴 for more flotation in deep snow.

One doesn稚 want to get a Yamaha 4-stroke snowmobile stuck, they are the sows of the industry.  That痴 one of the downsides to owning a 4-stroke, the 2-stroke sleds are considerably lighter.



 :thumleft: Relieved that I wasn't asking a totally stoopid question!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 04:09:15 pm
To someone who knows nothing it looks as though you were well and truly bogged in there, Big Yeti.

Can the sled just drive out of that, or do you need to dig sometimes?

Fortunately, I didn稚 get stuck all week though I almost did in the pic above with all the snow in front.  When pulling away from that pic, I had to go full throttle and shake side to side to get the hog back on top of the snow.  Many owners of Yamaha Apex install wider ski痴 for more flotation in deep snow.

One doesn稚 want to get a Yamaha 4-stroke snowmobile stuck, they are the sows of the industry.  That痴 one of the downsides to owning a 4-stroke, the 2-stroke sleds are considerably lighter.



 :thumleft: Relieved that I wasn't asking a totally stoopid question!


Yuda man, Jay, u not stoopit!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 08:31:18 pm
Just because I am giant sex symbol does not justify treating me like animal in petting zoo!

Kidding, I liked it!!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 08:38:56 pm

I went to din din at da Bear Trap Bar, eh!


Black Bear
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Whitetail Deer
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 08:46:20 pm

Northern Pike aka Jackfish that nobody really likes, fun to catch, though they池e covered in a layer of slime and they池e mean, they値l bite you if you池e not careful and they bleed all over da boat, eh.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 08:48:55 pm
Trout, no, not my Trouser Trout, da Trout on da wall, eh!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 08:53:11 pm
Massive Black Bruin eyeballed me when I entered da Bear Trap Bar in da nortwoods, eh.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 08:56:24 pm
Yahhhhh, here da back wall of da Bear Trap Bar in da nortwoods of da U.P., eh!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 11, 2020, 09:02:41 pm
Oh my, is dat da elusive Turdy Point Buck in da Yoop...


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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 12, 2020, 08:03:22 pm
Hey ladies, show us your beaver pelts!!!

Here痴 mine

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 12, 2020, 08:06:33 pm
Whitefish- one of my favorite to eat, it痴 a thick delicate tasting fish.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 12, 2020, 08:08:52 pm
My favorite fish to catch and eat = Walleye from the Perch family.


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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 12, 2020, 08:12:39 pm
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Lynx




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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 12, 2020, 08:16:54 pm
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Whitetail Deer
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 12, 2020, 08:19:54 pm
Black Bear eyeballed me again when I was ready to leave, I got in my stance, ready to dance.....he didn稚 want none!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 14, 2020, 02:52:01 am
I decided my body had enough snowmobiling so I loaded up Friday.  Pics from motel parking lot in Munising, Michigan.

Warning: this may make SA girly men cringe at the site of so much snow!

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I spent the rest of my day and evening enjoying the sauna, went to dinner at my fave place, came back to my motel and went to bed early in hopes of an early departure.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 14, 2020, 02:54:41 am
Got snow?!?!

I知 very thankful to live in the most beautiful state in the Lower 48, I love this winter wonderland. 

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 14, 2020, 02:57:20 am
Wow, looks awesome with all that snow
It is, Crankshaft, the thick white blanket of snow makes everything look so clean.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 14, 2020, 03:00:12 am
Looks amazing !  :ricky:

Make it happen, Rynet, show these SA girly men that you can conquer all the snow!!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 14, 2020, 03:01:47 am
A winter wonderland - Awesome playground

Yes it is, Mox, if you ever get the chance to rent a snowmobile, do it.  Warning though, you値l be addicted!!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 14, 2020, 03:09:19 am
My alarm clock began ringing at 4:30 am, I hit snooze twice.

Ended up rolling out of the hay at 4:50 am, showered and shaved, loaded my gear bag and was on the road by 5:40 am.

Close to the Mackinaw Straits I witnessed a beautiful sunrise.

It was a tad bit nipply outside, likely much too cold for an SA male, though I know Rynet could handle it!!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: jaybiker on March 14, 2020, 12:29:34 pm
Looks amazing !  :ricky:

Make it happen, Rynet, show these SA girly men that you can conquer all the snow!!




Go on, have your dig Michigan Snowman.  :pot:

I've ridden my share of snow, on a motorbike not a snowmobile. :ricky:

That pretty white stuff that all to quickly becomes filthy brown slush. But no more, I'm very happy to say.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on March 16, 2020, 05:57:36 pm
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Rynet on March 17, 2020, 09:30:04 pm
My alarm clock began ringing at 4:30 am, I hit snooze twice.

Ended up rolling out of the hay at 4:50 am, showered and shaved, loaded my gear bag and was on the road by 5:40 am.

Close to the Mackinaw Straits I witnessed a beautiful sunrise.

It was a tad bit nipply outside, likely much too cold for an SA male, though I know Rynet could handle it!!

Naw, I hate being cold !  brrrr

South African men are tougher than you realise, so perhaps not a good idea to mock them here on a South African website.
Don't want you to come to Africa and have to eat your words  :lol8:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Mr Zog on March 18, 2020, 05:00:58 am
My alarm clock began ringing at 4:30 am, I hit snooze twice.

Ended up rolling out of the hay at 4:50 am, showered and shaved, loaded my gear bag and was on the road by 5:40 am.

Close to the Mackinaw Straits I witnessed a beautiful sunrise.

It was a tad bit nipply outside, likely much too cold for an SA male, though I know Rynet could handle it!!

Naw, I hate being cold !  brrrr

South African men are tougher than you realise, so perhaps not a good idea to mock them here on a South African website.
Don't want you to come to Africa and have to eat your words  :lol8:

At this rate he'll be picking up his teeth with broken fingers  :sip: :pot:  :imaposer:  :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Rynet on March 18, 2020, 04:23:46 pm
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Tom van Brits on March 23, 2020, 01:19:05 am
Still enjoying this thread, and I would not mind catching that slimy Jackfish - just sport fishing  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: immigrant on March 23, 2020, 01:42:48 am
Still enjoying this thread, and I would not mind catching that slimy Jackfish - just sport fishing  :thumleft:
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Wayne on March 23, 2020, 06:46:37 am
Where is big oil? Awfully quite at the moment.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Wayne on March 30, 2020, 10:22:23 pm
Whatever happened  to big oil? Banned again?

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Mr Zog on March 31, 2020, 01:39:40 am
I sent him a text message, will see if he replies and let y'all know.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: JC on March 31, 2020, 09:14:05 am
Wayne County (incl Detroit) has 71 times more Covid-19 cases than South Africa per capita!
Wayne County 1394
Detroit 1801
Oakland County 1365

Michigan has 6498 cases and 184 deaths.

They are also on lockdown, but you can at least go for a jog or walk the dog.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 17, 2020, 07:54:34 pm
Wayne County (incl Detroit) has 71 times more Covid-19 cases than South Africa per capita!
Wayne County 1394
Detroit 1801
Oakland County 1365

Michigan has 6498 cases and 184 deaths.

They are also on lockdown, but you can at least go for a jog or walk the dog.

Wow, seeing those numbers from just 48ish days ago  :eek7:

As of today, 50,508 cases and 4880 deaths in Michigan.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Oubones on May 17, 2020, 08:05:25 pm
Luckily you are not one of them!
Good to see you are back.
How is the health going?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 17, 2020, 08:43:46 pm
Luckily you are not one of them!
Good to see you are back.
How is the health going?

I'm well, thanks for asking, Hennie.

Nearest deaths from where I live was 5 miles away, a 69 year old male in poor health died, it had spread through the entire family, though he's the only one who has died.

Another male 5 miles away, contracted the virus refereeing a basketball game, in his low 50's died,  in good health other than a mild heart attack last year.

Another male referee at the same game,  in his 40's, spent over one month on a ventilator, almost died, claims it's the most painful sickness he's ever had and he feels very lucky to have survived. 

Only 400 cases, 26 deaths in my county thus far, nothing like Detroit and its suburbs. 

Stay safe, Hennie.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BigEd on May 18, 2020, 07:59:50 am
Luckily you are not one of them!
Good to see you are back.
How is the health going?

+1 :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 19, 2020, 06:33:27 pm
Luckily you are not one of them!
Good to see you are back.
How is the health going?

+1 :thumleft:

Thanks BigED  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: Fudmucker on May 20, 2020, 10:23:30 am
... I have not ever tried cinnamon and sugar on pumpkin fruit.

BO, don't try baked pumpkin with cinnamon sugar on top.

It is illegal, immoral and fattening...


and delicious.
Title: Re: Michigan Living by a Nasty Mangy Wilddog
Post by: big oil on May 20, 2020, 03:39:13 pm
... I have not ever tried cinnamon and sugar on pumpkin fruit.

BO, don't try baked pumpkin with cinnamon sugar on top.

It is illegal, immoral and fattening...


and delicious.

I've had pumpkin pie, I've yet to try pumpkin fruit, but I enjoy anything with sugar, especially brown sugar on Candied Yams.

Hope you and yours are well.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Welsh on May 20, 2020, 07:12:45 pm
I see Michigan has water, dams failing down by Midland etc.  :sip:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 20, 2020, 07:23:07 pm
I see Michigan has water, dams failing down by Midland etc.  :sip:

Yes, typically April is our heavy rain month.  Everything is a month behind.  Average rainfall in this area for May is 1.5-2.0 inches, some places have seen 4-6 inches of rain.

There are towns in and around Midland with 9 feet of water, it's a disaster area.  The rest of the state is fine.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Tom van Brits on May 21, 2020, 07:32:23 pm
I see Michigan has water, dams failing down by Midland etc.  :sip:

Yes, typically April is our heavy rain month.  Everything is a month behind.  Average rainfall in this area for May is 1.5-2.0 inches, some places have seen 4-6 inches of rain.

There are towns in and around Midland with 9 feet of water, it's a disaster area.  The rest of the state is fine.

At least in America they do fix and maintain stuff, identify disasters and have functional plans to deal with that!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 21, 2020, 09:17:29 pm
As of today, 50,508 cases and 4880 deaths in Michigan.

53,009 cases
5060 deaths

Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BOZO on May 21, 2020, 11:59:18 pm
Welcome back, we missed you.
Please don't become part of those numbers.
Looking forward to some more interesting photos!!
Title: [emoji631]Michigan[emoji1063]Living[emoji629]
Post by: big oil on May 26, 2020, 01:04:12 am
Welcome back, we missed you.
Please don't become part of those numbers.
Looking forward to some more interesting photos!!

Thanks, my man.



Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 26, 2020, 08:20:52 am
My apologies, I didn't know the pic could be interpreted as anything but fucking hilarious.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 26, 2020, 12:37:18 pm
Pics borrowed of the recent 100 year flood that has devastated the Midland areola:

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 26, 2020, 12:39:21 pm
Wixom Lake, well what was Wixom Lake is now a mud pit.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 26, 2020, 12:40:55 pm
Just a couple Michiganders out for an evening neighborhood stroll ..



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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Karel84 on May 26, 2020, 12:43:26 pm
Just a couple Michiganders out for an evening neighborhood stroll ..(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200526/50be735ebba5081be8e3791ea5c29183.jpg)


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Seems more like something you'd find that infamous Florida Man doing... No, Not Mr Z, the REAL Florida Man!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: roxenz on May 26, 2020, 01:15:22 pm
Pics borrowed of the recent 100 year flood that has devastated the Midland areola:
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Love that 3-way bridge! But, if it were in my valley (West Rand), you'd be fishing cars out of the river every Friday and Saturday night... (Well not so bad currently, the Covid-19 booze restrictions has given traffic lights, electric pylons and road signs a much longer life expectancy!)
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Crankshaft on May 26, 2020, 04:01:50 pm
Eish!!! :eek7: That's bad.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BOZO on May 27, 2020, 04:46:28 am
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeectic!!! :o
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on May 27, 2020, 12:29:02 pm
Wixom Lake, well what was Wixom Lake is now a mud pit.

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Why is the lake empty, wall broke?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 27, 2020, 12:59:49 pm
Yo @Karel84 who da REAL Florida man?

Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 27, 2020, 01:01:11 pm
Pics borrowed of the recent 100 year flood that has devastated the Midland areola:
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Love that 3-way bridge! But, if it were in my valley (West Rand), you'd be fishing cars out of the river every Friday and Saturday night... (Well not so bad currently, the Covid-19 booze restrictions has given traffic lights, electric pylons and road signs a much longer life expectancy!)

Did someone say 3-way  :peepwall:  >:D

Lots of DDriving there, eh?

Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 27, 2020, 01:03:06 pm
Eish!!! :eek7: That's bad.

Oh my, it sure is.  Saw pics on FB of people abandoning their homes, walking through water with their most prized possessions, their dogs and cats, made me misty eyed.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 27, 2020, 01:03:59 pm
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeectic!!! :o

Yeah, I've not ever seen flooding on a scale like that previously, some are saying it's a 100 year flood for Michigan.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 27, 2020, 01:04:34 pm
Wixom Lake, well what was Wixom Lake is now a mud pit.

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Why is the lake empty, wall broke?

Dam malfunction.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Karel84 on May 27, 2020, 01:58:37 pm
Yo @Karel84 who da REAL Florida man?
This "guy" (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200527/aa8edcd638531fed1972656636a5aad5.jpg)

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Crankshaft on May 27, 2020, 03:24:04 pm
Eish!!! :eek7: That's bad.

Damn that's horrible.
Oh my, it sure is.  Saw pics on FB of people abandoning their homes, walking through water with their most prized possessions, their dogs and cats, made me misty eyed.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 27, 2020, 10:26:31 pm
Yo @Karel84 who da REAL Florida man?
This "guy" (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200527/aa8edcd638531fed1972656636a5aad5.jpg)

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Learn sumthin new everyday  :lol8:

Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Mr Zog on May 28, 2020, 02:51:16 am
That flooding is pretty nasty, I truly feel for the folks who have lost their homes and everything they own.

BO, did everyone make it out ok? No casualties?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 28, 2020, 03:01:29 am
That flooding is pretty nasty, I truly feel for the folks who have lost their homes and everything they own.

BO, did everyone make it out ok? No casualties?

Yeah man, unfrickenbelievable, hundreds of people walking through water with dogs and cats  :'(

The good news is I haven't heard of any casualties.

Michigan is a huuuuuuge boating/fishing state, so fellow citizens were there to haul people from town to higher ground, then they were placed in emergency centers and hotels.  It's been deemed a disaster area, so the state and feds will step in to help with rehoming, food, water, etc.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Mr Zog on May 28, 2020, 03:49:36 am
That flooding is pretty nasty, I truly feel for the folks who have lost their homes and everything they own.

BO, did everyone make it out ok? No casualties?

Yeah man, unfrickenbelievable, hundreds of people walking through water with dogs and cats  :'(

The good news is I haven't heard of any casualties.

Michigan is a huuuuuuge boating/fishing state, so fellow citizens were there to haul people from town to higher ground, then they were placed in emergency centers and hotels.  It's been deemed a disaster area, so the state and feds will step in to help with rehoming, food, water, etc.

Great news  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 29, 2020, 07:16:01 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 29, 2020, 07:17:18 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 29, 2020, 07:19:27 am
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Free pizza

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This guy was reunited with his family after being missing for several days

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 29, 2020, 07:21:10 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 29, 2020, 07:23:23 am
Donations from all over the nation


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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 29, 2020, 07:24:35 am
These boys are giving away free beverages

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 29, 2020, 07:25:52 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 29, 2020, 07:27:21 am
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U.S. 10 Freeway

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 29, 2020, 07:27:52 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 29, 2020, 07:28:12 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 29, 2020, 07:28:32 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Crankshaft on May 29, 2020, 08:35:11 am
This is a real side time for those people.  It's already bad sitting at home or worrying about covid-19 and job losses and and and, then you get slapped in the face with a flood like this one. 
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 30, 2020, 06:41:50 am
This is a real side time for those people.  It's already bad sitting at home or worrying about covid-19 and job losses and and and, then you get slapped in the face with a flood like this one.

I agree, it's painful to think about having to survive such a thing.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 30, 2020, 06:44:26 am
As of today, 50,508 cases and 4880 deaths in Michigan.

53,009 cases
5060 deaths

56,621 cases
5.406 dead
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Crankshaft on May 30, 2020, 06:58:35 am
As of today, 50,508 cases and 4880 deaths in Michigan.

53,009 cases
5060 deaths

56,621 cases
5.406 dead

 :-[ :-[
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 31, 2020, 07:24:04 am
Wixom and Sanford Lake post flood.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: jaybiker on May 31, 2020, 09:46:47 am
Weird, how a flood can empty a lake while turning dry areas into a lake. Meanwhile, we are out of water because we wash our hands too much.  ???
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Crankshaft on May 31, 2020, 11:00:43 am
Wixom and Sanford Lake post flood.

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Wow, a lot of rehabilitation work that awaits
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on May 31, 2020, 11:59:09 am
Weird, how a flood can empty a lake while turning dry areas into a lake. Meanwhile, we are out of water because we wash our hands too much.  ???

Apparently, 2 privately owned damns, that were purchased by wealthy heirs for a tax shelter, failed, thus why the lakes were drained.

It's being investigated, hopefully the wealthy heirs will have to pay dearly for their negligence as the news states they had been warned and or fined numerous times.


Wixom and Sanford Lake post flood.

Wow, a lot of rehabilitation work that awaits

I cannot imagine owning one of those lake homes on a lake without water.  Those lake homes don't come cheap.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: EssBee on June 02, 2020, 12:21:32 pm
Thanks for posting those. Despite my SO's daughter living there, we had no idea of the severity of the floods. Yikes!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on June 02, 2020, 04:05:02 pm
Weird, how a flood can empty a lake while turning dry areas into a lake. Meanwhile, we are out of water because we wash our hands too much.  ???

Wait a second, I just reread your post, you don't have running water currently?  :patch:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on June 02, 2020, 04:11:26 pm
Thanks for posting those. Despite my SO's daughter living there, we had no idea of the severity of the floods. Yikes!

My pleasure, EssBee.  :thumleft:

I'm certain she's fine.  Iirc, she's in or near Livonia.  The most severe flooding is quite aways north of her near the Saginaw Bay and the rivers that feed it. 
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: EssBee on June 02, 2020, 07:29:23 pm
Thanks for posting those. Despite my SO's daughter living there, we had no idea of the severity of the floods. Yikes!

My pleasure, EssBee.  :thumleft:

I'm certain she's fine.  Iirc, she's in or near Livonia.  The most severe flooding is quite aways north of her near the Saginaw Bay and the rivers that feed it.

Yeah, they were ok, thanks. Yes, they're in Livonia. Her husband got involved with the help on that weekend.

Take care.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BOZO on June 03, 2020, 01:43:57 am
Probably a weird thing to say but there is a strange beauty in the destruction.
The power of Nature just astounds me
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on June 19, 2020, 12:10:35 pm
BO banned again?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Wayne on June 19, 2020, 12:20:08 pm
Looks like he has been banned again. Wonder what he did this time? I miss his posts.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 19, 2020, 12:21:16 pm
Looks like he has been banned again. Wonder what he did this time? I miss his posts.

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What and about what this time?!! :eek7: :o
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: jaybiker on June 19, 2020, 09:26:03 pm
Me no understand... :dontknow: :confused2:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Fudmucker on June 19, 2020, 10:04:42 pm
Those lakeside homes are now mud flats side homes.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Oubones on June 20, 2020, 12:17:32 am
Me no understand... :dontknow: :confused2:
Maybe mod can enlighten, otherwise I will email him and see what is cooking!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 01, 2020, 03:55:55 pm
After paying my 6 month auto and motorcycle insurance premiums 
yesterday, I had to calm my nerves with some rural gravel road riding.  I found this peaceful place with beans growing as far as my eyes could see!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 01, 2020, 04:09:22 pm
Probably a weird thing to say but there is a strange beauty in the destruction.
The power of Nature just astounds me

I fully understand what you're saying, it is astounding the devastation Mother Nature can dish out.

Those people affected by the flooding won't be back to normal for quite some time.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 01, 2020, 04:21:15 pm
BO banned again?


Looks like he has been banned again. Wonder what he did this time? I miss his posts.

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Looks like he has been banned again. Wonder what he did this time? I miss his posts.

Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
What and about what this time?!! :eek7: :o

Those lakeside homes are now mud flats side homes.

I've found out since, the lake was manmade, so hopefully, once the dams are rebuilt, they'll get their lake back.

Me no understand... :dontknow: :confused2:
Maybe mod can enlighten, otherwise I will email him and see what is cooking!

Hello Hennie, hope all is well with you and yours.  I read your email, haven't had time to respond yet, though I'm glad you're keeping busy, eh.



As far as my recent 60 day stay in the WD Penitentiary, I honestly haven't a clue.  All I recall is pulling WB's chain a little when he was looking for a TV.  I'm a high end TV connoisseur so I offered him some advice with a few digs here and there, but it was all in good fun. 

I inquired about the lengthy ban to Kamanya, but he must be on his period or something, he failed to respond.   :ricky:

Anyway, I'm happy to be back on ship with the rest of yous even if free speech is frowned upon!

Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 01, 2020, 04:21:40 pm
The good news is I'm feeling the best I've felt in years due to some R/X my neurologist prescribed.  I'm able to, for the first time in too many years to count, getting a restful nights sleep and my headaches are much more rare and less intense since my car accident late last year.  I feel refreshed with all kinds of energy when I rise in the mornings instead of sometimes feeling like going back to bed.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Oshkosh on August 01, 2020, 04:28:31 pm
The good news is I'm feeling the best I've felt in years due to some R/X my neurologist prescribed.  I'm able to, for the first time in too many years to count, getting a restful nights sleep and my headaches are much more rare and less intense since my car accident late last year.  I feel refreshed with all kinds of energy when I rise in the mornings instead of sometimes feeling like going back to bed.

Welcome Back Boet!! :thumleft: missed your posts!!
Hope your back heals soon!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 01, 2020, 04:30:55 pm
The good news is I'm feeling the best I've felt in years due to some R/X my neurologist prescribed.  I'm able to, for the first time in too many years to count, getting a restful nights sleep and my headaches are much more rare and less intense since my car accident late last year.  I feel refreshed with all kinds of energy when I rise in the mornings instead of sometimes feeling like going back to bed.

Welcome Back Boet!! :thumleft: missed your posts!!
Hope your back heals soon!

Thanks boet, hope all is well in your neck of da woods, eh!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BigEd on August 01, 2020, 05:19:45 pm

As far as my recent 60 day stay in the WD Penitentiary, I honestly haven't a clue.  All I recall is pulling WB's chain a little when he was looking for a TV.  I'm a high end TV connoisseur so I offered him some advice with a few digs here and there, but it was all in good fun. 

I inquired about the lengthy ban to Kamanya, but he must be on his period or something, he failed to respond.   :ricky:

Anyway, I'm happy to be back on ship with the rest of yous even if free speech is frowned upon!

No such thing as free speech around here...it's only free is you speak the shit they want...

Glad to see you back! :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Wayne on August 01, 2020, 05:48:29 pm
Welcome back Big Oil!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Oubones on August 01, 2020, 09:07:03 pm
Good to see you back here!
Careful speech is needed here nowadays!
I see the guys are a bit touchy, must be a covid thing!
How is covid affecting you guys?
 
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: jaybiker on August 01, 2020, 09:20:24 pm
As I said before, me no understand :confused2: :dontknow:.

But it's good to have you back, try to stick around for a while!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: jaybiker on August 01, 2020, 09:57:35 pm
Aw shit no. Gonna get banned again, pushing your luck with that political signature line. :deal:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on August 02, 2020, 12:48:57 pm
Welcome back, missed your post!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: roxenz on August 02, 2020, 01:17:02 pm
Welcome back Michigander! Nice to hear your "voice" again.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BigEd on August 02, 2020, 01:43:00 pm
Aw shit no. Gonna get banned again, pushing your luck with that political signature line. :deal:

Funny. I actually agree with it...

Why would he be banned for saying all lives matter?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Wayne on August 02, 2020, 01:51:45 pm
Aw shit no. Gonna get banned again, pushing your luck with that political signature line. :deal:

Funny. I actually agree with it...

Why would he be banned for saying all lives matter?
It's only racist when you put a colour in front of it. So yes, all lives matter.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BigEd on August 02, 2020, 02:14:52 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Crankshaft on August 02, 2020, 05:33:49 pm
Glad to have you back, alive and and kicking
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2020, 08:41:05 pm
Aw shit no. Gonna get banned again, pushing your luck with that political signature line. :deal:

Funny. I actually agree with it...

Why would he be banned for saying all lives matter?
It's only racist when you put a colour in front of it. So yes, all lives matter.

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Agreed  :thumleft:


Thanks for the welcome back, fellas.   :occasion14:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 02, 2020, 10:13:20 pm
Remember that old 2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL I found left to die that I could buy for stupid money? 

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3947.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3947.jpg.html)


She's been in Michigan her entire life.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3949.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3949.jpg.html)


Look what road salt and chemicals applied to roadways during winter do to aluminum wheels, if you don't keep them washed.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3951.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3951.jpg.html)


Perforated leather seats still in nice shape for the age.  Original owner must have applied leather cleaners and conditioner to the seats.

If I tell you what the slang term for the steering wheel cover is, I'll get in trouble for being racist, even though the term is used by every race here!

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3954.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3954.jpg.html)


Heated front seats.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3956.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3956.jpg.html)


Dual automatic climate control.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3957.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3957.jpg.html)


6-disc cd changer.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3958.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3958.jpg.html)

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3954.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3954.jpg.html)




Flip up rear seats is a nice feature.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3960.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3960.jpg.html)


Rusty hitch needs to be torched off I'm sure, and the towing electric are quite vulnerable in that mounting position.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3961.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3961.jpg.html)


Has a fiberglass Leer topper that I can sell separate from the truck.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3962.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3962.jpg.html)



Owner, 75, forgot his electric trolling motor was still attached to his boat, he jackknifed too much, crunch. 

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3963.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3963.jpg.html)



Owner claims all brake components need replaced.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3964.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3964.jpg.html)




More peekchas of what could be a nightmare of a money pit if I pull the trigger on this old girl.

Transverse engine front wheel drive based truck  :patch:  I'll discuss the issues with these trucks soon. 

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3965.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3965.jpg.html)


Engine oil has a lovely brown tinge, meaning it is doing its job, looks very clean.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3966.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3966.jpg.html)



It little buildup but nothing concerning to me.  Nothing a few flushes with new oil couldn't cure most likely.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3967.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3967.jpg.html)



I asked the owner when the last time the cabin air filter, not to be confused with the engine air filter, had been changed.

His reply, was what is a cabin filter.  I accepted his reply and after scoping out the condition of the area above the firewall it's a nooooooooooo!

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3969.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3969.jpg.html)



Iirc, the motor design is from a long time ago, when Acura developed the engine for their TL sedan and Honda Passport minivan.  The engine is a fairly reliable design, unfortunately, Honda has had issues with their transmissions in their V6 cars, suv, and trucks. 

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3970.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3970.jpg.html)


Keihin T.B.I.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3972.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3972.jpg.html)



A good amount of miles left in the old girl, it's time for a test drive.  More on the test drive soon.

(https://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx123/upsman05/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3975.jpg) (http://s748.photobucket.com/user/upsman05/media/Michigan%20living/Aug%2018/IMG_3975.jpg.html)





Well, although risky, I purchased the old girl after reading they typically will run 300,000-350,000 miles before the engines go bad. 

Some months back, after some negotiation with the owner, I paid $1,000usd for it.  Maybe I'm crazy.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Oubones on August 02, 2020, 10:36:05 pm
Maybe I am crazy! Who you fooling? We know you are! :ricky: :pot:
As my father would say, any cheaper and you are stealing :thumleft:
I am interested to see how this one goes!
Keep it coming!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 05:37:41 am
Maybe I am crazy! Who you fooling? We know you are! :ricky: :pot:
As my father would say, any cheaper and you are stealing :thumleft:
I am interested to see how this one goes!
Keep it coming!

How'd you know  :imaposer:

Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:39:37 am
The only thing left to do is shampoo the front carpet again and install some new floor mats. 

The truck drives so well, I'm hesitant to sell it.  The engine purrs like a kitty and uses no oil in the 2,000 miles I've driven it.  The transmission shifts smoothly.  With new struts and drag links, everything feels tight.  The only thing I can't seem to narrow down is an odd slight vibration between 70-80mph.  It's either a CV axle or the balance on one of the passenger side wheels is slightly off.

The following is a list of parts I've installed or had installed:

Honda OEM parts

2 new rear Brake Rotors $219
2 new front Brake Rotors $213
2 new Rear Brake Calipers $307
2 new Front Brake Calipers $223
4 new Brake Pad Kits at each wheel $104
new Master Cylinder $236
Brake fluid for flush $10
new ABS Sensor with new bolts passenger side rear $42
new Wheel Hub passenger side rear $92
new Wheel Hub Circlip $11
4 new front and rear Stabilizer End Links with new bolts $90
new NTN Wheel Bearing passenger side rear  (Honda uses NTN or Timken on North American vehicles) $58
4 new refurbished Honda Ridgeline RTX 17" wheels $600
4 new RTX Centercaps $84



Aftermarket Parts

New Front Windshield $160 installed
1 new Tailgate Cable $22
4 new KYB Twin-Tube Strut Assemblies $625
4 wheel alignment
4 new Toyo open country a/t ii 245/6517 105t b (4 ply) bw $472
1 new Heavy Duty Starter including installation $225
1 set of front floor mats $80
1 Sylvania headlight bulb $5


Body Shop

Repair rear quarter panels, prep, prime, paint, materials, including labor $1,057


Hitch Removal = $55


Oil change, oil filter, trans flush, trans fluid = $95


Purchase price = $1,000
Registration, title, plate, and tags = $165
Add'l Labor = $1,450


Total investment = $7,700
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:42:55 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:43:48 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:44:56 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:45:35 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:46:32 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:46:59 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:47:58 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:48:39 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:49:29 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:50:42 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BOZO on August 03, 2020, 06:50:53 am
WOW !!!! What a transformation.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:51:51 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:54:12 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:55:01 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:55:24 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:55:48 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:56:17 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:56:41 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:57:05 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 06:57:22 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 07:00:13 am
WOW !!!! What a transformation.  :thumleft:

Thanks BOZO, I think this one turned out nice, if I can gain the courage to sell it, I'm hoping to make a nice little profit on it.

Howzit going in Aussieland?  You and your fam doing okay?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: roxenz on August 03, 2020, 07:25:31 am
That is very, very impressive! First bunch of pictures I thought, WTF are you thinking?! Last bunch, oh my giddy aunt, I want that!   :biggrin:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 07:43:17 am
That is very, very impressive! First bunch of pictures I thought, WTF are you thinking?! Last bunch, oh my giddy aunt, I want that!   :biggrin:

Thanks, I've done extensive cleaning to the interior, it was so so dirty.  The bodywork along with new wheels and tires turned out to be a nice look. 
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 07:44:09 am
My problem is getting attached to them after all the work that goes into these light restorations, I don't want to part with them when I'm finished! 

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BigEd on August 03, 2020, 07:46:05 am
It's like rescuing puppies!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 03, 2020, 07:47:48 am
It's like rescuing puppies!

True!  I know myself well enough to know I can't ever foster dogs, I'd never be able to let them go.

Actually, one of my dreams is to own enough land to have a dog sanctuary.  I can't stand to see them euthanized.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Crankshaft on August 03, 2020, 07:52:46 am
Congrats BigOil.  It came out very nice.  A little bit of TLC and there you have it...
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Black_Hawk on August 03, 2020, 08:57:17 am
Job well done  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BOZO on August 03, 2020, 10:53:15 pm
WOW !!!! What a transformation.  :thumleft:

Thanks BOZO, I think this one turned out nice, if I can gain the courage to sell it, I'm hoping to make a nice little profit on it.

Howzit going in Aussieland?  You and your fam doing okay?
Hey BO, The hard part is letting them go.  ;D
RE Stralia and the fam, No Dramas!!  ;D
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Mr Zog on August 04, 2020, 02:44:01 am
WOW !!!! What a transformation.  :thumleft:

Thanks BOZO, I think this one turned out nice, if I can gain the courage to sell it, I'm hoping to make a nice little profit on it.

Howzit going in Aussieland?  You and your fam doing okay?
Hey BO, The hard part is letting them go.  ;D
RE Stralia and the fam, No Dramas!!  Mate  ;D

fixed, matey  :thumleft: :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Oubones on August 04, 2020, 07:40:45 am
Now that looks like a new van again! :thumleft:
For interest, what would it go for in it's new state?
I am working out how many you have to do to make enough money to come ride our country! :pot:
Job well done!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on August 04, 2020, 04:14:22 pm
Now that looks like a new van again! :thumleft:
For interest, what would it go for in it's new state?
I am working out how many you have to do to make enough money to come ride our country! :pot:
Job well done!
Thanks, I壇 estimate a selling price at $10,000 (+/- $1,000).
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: EssBee on August 16, 2020, 03:58:27 pm
Glad to see you back here. That Honda looks really good, well done.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Mr Zog on August 17, 2020, 02:57:49 am
Glad to see you back here. That Honda looks really good, well done.

Too late Simon. He got another 2 month ban for something again  :deal:  :peepwall:  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BigEd on August 17, 2020, 07:49:29 am
WTF?!?!?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Black_Hawk on August 17, 2020, 09:06:34 am
I really enjoy Big Oil's post and it is very sad to see him get banned time after time.

I think that it is his modus operandi to keep us intrigued  :pot:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: jaybiker on August 17, 2020, 09:25:49 am
Is he? Isn't he? Here today, Gone tomorrow. Scarlet frigging pimpernel!  :o
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BOZO on August 18, 2020, 07:37:44 am
 :imaposer: not again!!!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 04, 2020, 11:54:09 pm
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I知 back and better than ever WD痴.  Life has been gurrrrrreat.

I知 back to my roots, a proper dirt-bike owner again.

And not just any dirt bike, one of the greatest and most reliable ever made.

Unlike KTM dirt bikes, this one even comes from the factory with suspension components  :pot:  and a reliable engine!!

Guess what brand it is coot coot coot
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: SmuGS on October 05, 2020, 02:00:53 am
Welcome back. Did you get rid of the BMW?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BOZO on October 05, 2020, 04:50:26 am
Welcome back.. lets see if you can last longer than a week this time  :pot:

Its got to be a Yamaha!!!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: roxenz on October 05, 2020, 06:29:32 am
KTMs are pretty reliable. You can rely on them to break down. Our so I've been told.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: punisher on October 05, 2020, 07:27:06 am
welcome back BO .. agaiiiiiinnnnnnnnnn 

flip dude , try stay a little longer
okeyyyyy
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Crankshaft on October 05, 2020, 08:11:39 am
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I知 back and better than ever WD痴.  Life has been gurrrrrreat.

I知 back to my roots, a proper dirt-bike owner again.

And not just any dirt bike, one of the greatest and most reliable ever made.

Unlike KTM dirt bikes, this one even comes from the factory with suspension components  :pot:  and a reliable engine!!

Guess what brand it is coot coot coot

 :laughing4: :laughing4: Welcome back.  Must say that I missed the ride report :deal: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 02:02:40 am
Welcome back. Did you get rid of the BMW?

Still got that pig, she's in the barn on a battery tender.

I'm thinking of getting her out in the next couple of weeks and heading up north, it's one of my favorite times of the year to ride, Autumn.

Peak colors are in season currently in the Upper Peninsula, I'm waiting for peak color in the northern Lower Peninsula before I ride up.  :thumleft:

Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 02:04:58 am
Welcome back.. lets see if you can last longer than a week this time  :pot:

Its got to be a Yamaha!!!

Ding ding ding, we have a winner, Johnny  :imaposer:

Thanks for the welcome back bro, how are things in Aussie land?  Hope all is well  :thumleft:

Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 02:06:38 am
KTMs are pretty reliable. You can rely on them to break down. Our so I've been told.

Tru dat.  :lol8: Their dirt bikes have a reputation for reliability, except their TPi bikes.

Their street bikes are hit n miss. 
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 02:07:14 am
welcome back BO .. agaiiiiiinnnnnnnnnn 

flip dude , try stay a little longer
okeyyyyy

Thanks boet, I'll do my best.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 02:07:54 am
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I知 back and better than ever WD痴.  Life has been gurrrrrreat.

I知 back to my roots, a proper dirt-bike owner again.

And not just any dirt bike, one of the greatest and most reliable ever made.

Unlike KTM dirt bikes, this one even comes from the factory with suspension components  :pot:  and a reliable engine!!

Guess what brand it is coot coot coot

 :laughing4: :laughing4: Welcome back.  Must say that I missed the ride report :deal: :thumleft: :thumleft:


Thanks boet, working on the next installment now.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: jaybiker on October 06, 2020, 08:17:48 am
Can we hope to have you around for a while this time?  8)
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 09:09:55 am
Can we hope to have you around for a while this time?  8)

I hope so, it's just so difficult for me to survive the mods on this forum, especially one of which that has acted weird, in my opinion, stalking me on Facebook, obtaining my voter identification, and emailed me an address he thought was mine.  To me, that is just over the top strange behavior. 

Pretty much anything goes where I'm from, one is able to express what they feel to get it off their chest.

Not so on this forum.  I'll do my best old man, I've gots to get that redneck collection thread finished one of these days.

Hope you're well.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Crankshaft on October 06, 2020, 09:31:08 am
Can we hope to have you around for a while this time?  8)

I hope so, it's just so difficult for me to survive the mods on this forum, especially one of which that has acted weird, in my opinion, stalking me on Facebook, obtaining my voter identification, and emailed me an address he thought was mine.  To me, that is just over the top strange behavior. 

Pretty much anything goes where I'm from, one is able to express what they feel to get it off their chest.

Not so on this forum.  I'll do my best old man, I've gots to get that redneck collection thread finished one of these days.

Hope you're well.  :thumleft:

 :laughing4: :laughing4:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 11:45:35 am
So, last month, I was about to pull the trigger on a brand new 2020 KTM 500 XCW.  Only one problem, the selling dealer had allowed the battery to go flat, on a brand new bike :patch:

So, they had to order a replacement battery and KTM had to approve it.  Three days later it still wasn't ready.  To top it all off, the vin number the dealer provided me could not be accepted by my insurance company.  My insurance company claimed the bike did not exist  :patch:

I told the dealer to forget it, KTM ownership for me has been a frustrating one in the past and I was not about to buy another product from them starting out like this.

So, I found a screaming deal on a preowned Dubya Are Fo Fitty with a Baja Designs street legal kit on it, minus the ignition switch, I hate ignition switches, don't want one, don't need one.  The seller and agreed on a price and I couldn't be happier.

Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 11:54:19 am
I took her up near Lake City, up in da nortwoods to give her a trial run on some single and two track trails and forest roads.

Some peekchas from my weekend away.


Ate some delicious Mexican at Pancho Villas and drank a big ole margarita to wash it all down.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 11:57:50 am
Here I is on da Missaukee ORV Trail up in da nortwoods eh!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 11:59:58 am
I was so happy to be back in da sand in da nortwoods on da propa dirt bike eh!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 12:05:06 pm
Even if it was a cold an blustery day up in da nortwoods from a cold Canadian norwester dat had blown in!

Da trail cuts tru an area where dey clear cutterd da wood.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 12:07:12 pm
I only went down once.  I think I gots da video footage of da crash.  I'll look for it.   I gots to get meez some hand guards on da bike.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: EssBee on October 06, 2020, 12:08:00 pm
Hey, Dude, welcome back! Nice WR!!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: TeeJay on October 06, 2020, 12:55:29 pm
Nice bike but err arntcha too old for dat deh WR450 eh?  :pot:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on October 06, 2020, 03:37:02 pm
Ja nee hel, welkom terug! (Yes no hell, welcome back)

PS: so did you sell the Honda?

PPS: Bloody nice bike, congrats!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 03:38:38 pm
Nice bike but err arntcha too old for dat deh WR450 eh?  :pot:
It is fast, fun on 2-tracks, too much power for single track, I知 gonna reinstall the baffle to try and tone down the power some. 

Yamaha installed YZ cams in the engine for the 2018 model year, I cannot believe how much power a modern 450 has.

Hell yes I知 too old


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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 03:39:35 pm
Ja nee hel, welkom terug! (Yes no hell, welcome back)
Thanks boet


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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 03:40:01 pm
Hey, Dude, welcome back! Nice WR!!! :thumleft:
Thank ya


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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on October 06, 2020, 03:45:00 pm
Ja nee hel, welkom terug! (Yes no hell, welcome back)
Thanks boet


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PS: so did you sell the Honda?

PPS: Bloody nice bike, congrats!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 06, 2020, 03:50:19 pm
Ja nee hel, welkom terug! (Yes no hell, welcome back)
Thanks boet


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PS: so did you sell the Honda?

PPS: Bloody nice bike, congrats!
I haven稚 tried, I like driving it too much and it keeps the miles off my newer truck, plus it gives me a multi-car discount on auto insurance. 

Thanks, I知 loving the WR, back to my roots, riding trails and sand!
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Crankshaft on October 06, 2020, 05:53:49 pm
Nice bike but err arntcha too old for dat deh WR450 eh?  :pot:
It is fast, fun on 2-tracks, too much power for single track, I知 gonna reinstall the baffle to try and tone down the power some. 

Yamaha installed YZ cams in the engine for the 2018 model year, I cannot believe how much power a modern 450 has.

Hell yes I知 too old


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Awesome bike B.O. and congrats.  Is that the 2018 model??
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Crankshaft on October 06, 2020, 05:57:23 pm
B.O.... SNAP!!! :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Crankshaft on October 06, 2020, 05:59:08 pm
I was so happy to be back in da sand in da nortwoods on da propa dirt bike eh!

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WOW!!! Would have loved to ride these tracks :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2020, 04:39:55 am



I was so happy to be back in da sand in da nortwoods on da propa dirt bike eh!

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WOW!!! Would have loved to ride these tracks :drif: :drif:



I'd love to ride them again too, on a YZ125X.  Don't get me wrong, had a blast on the 450, but my gosh it's got a lot of power.  Climbing the slippery hills was effortless on the 450 though, likely would've been more work on a 125X.  I guess there's no perfect bike.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2020, 04:42:09 am
A few more pics for my trip up to Lake City to ride the Missaukee ORV Trails and part of the MCCCT single-track.

I always enjoy getting up to da nortwoods, eh!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2020, 04:43:29 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2020, 04:44:55 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2020, 04:45:47 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2020, 04:46:26 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2020, 04:46:49 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Oshkosh on October 08, 2020, 10:35:07 am
Great to have you Back!!!!  :thumleft:
Enjoy your Thread & Lovely Photos!!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 08, 2020, 11:43:42 pm
Great to have you Back!!!!  :thumleft:
Enjoy your Thread & Lovely Photos!!!  :thumleft:

Thanks bro, I appreciate that.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: IanTheTooth on October 09, 2020, 04:01:15 am
What's that useful looking unitary body double cab truck that you are driving?
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Tom van Brits on October 09, 2020, 04:33:04 am
So good to see one of my favourite threads are up and running again. A bit hectic now but I'll catch up after harvest season.  :deal: :sip:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 09, 2020, 07:32:11 am
What's that useful looking unitary body double cab truck that you are driving?

2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 09, 2020, 07:32:53 am
So good to see one of my favourite threads are up and running again. A bit hectic now but I'll catch up after harvest season.  :deal: :sip:

Thanks buddy, hope you're feeling better and pain free.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 09, 2020, 07:46:48 am
Remember the old triple triple triple Yammie 2-smokes I found deals on last winter? 

The first was a 2001 Yamaha SRX 700, the second, a 2002 Yamaha SRX 700.

The 2001 and 2002 model years are the most highly sought after. 

I sold them, for a nice profit.  To a collector from Quebec, Canada.  They'll likely not ever be ridden again.  :'(

I said goodbye to them when I delivered the part way to the buyer near Cleveland, Ohio.

I'll miss the noise and power they made, but I was just simply too long to ever get comfortable on them.

Turn your speakers up and FACE THE POWER  :imaposer:



























Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: mox on October 09, 2020, 08:00:16 am
It's a crime for t-smokes to be retired, it's a crime for them to be made collector items but some part of me understands.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 09, 2020, 08:09:59 am
It's a crime for t-smokes to be retired, it's a crime for them to be made collector items but some part of me understands.

I agree, the buyers brother, who lives in Maine, met me in Cleveland, I asked what the brother was going to do with them as the parts are worth a fortune, actually more than the machines themselves.  Although I made a nice profit, I was hoping the buyer would not be parting them out.  He said, they'd just be going in his collector barn with all of his other stuff. 

I asked what kinds of other stuff he had, being nosy.

Brother said he had an original Twin Turbo Toyota Supra, 1989 or 1990,  I can't recall which year, with 1,000 miles on it  :imaposer:

Toyota of Japan offered him $200,000 for it and he declined their offer. 

I'm going to miss these blue devils, I wish I had the room to store them.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 09, 2020, 09:22:26 am
I ended up liking the area east of Cleveland so much that after I met the buyers brother, I spent the day exploring and booked a room.

Here are some pics from my time there.

These were taken around Geneva on the Lake, Ohio and Geneva, Ohio.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 09, 2020, 09:23:23 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 09, 2020, 09:24:08 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 09, 2020, 09:24:43 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 09, 2020, 09:26:10 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 09, 2020, 09:27:23 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 09, 2020, 09:28:23 am
Lake Erie


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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 09, 2020, 09:29:43 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 09, 2020, 09:42:55 am
Massive trucks, RV trailers, and motor homes were everywhere.

Here痴 a Chevy dually with a 6.6 liter diesel V8 with 445HP and 910lb/ft (1,234Nm) of torque, with a towing capacity of 35,500 pounds (16,103kg)!

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Wayne on October 09, 2020, 10:14:18 am
As they say in the classics, "Go big or go home"

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BigEd on October 09, 2020, 10:40:31 am
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My place.....
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: EssBee on October 09, 2020, 12:23:22 pm
Holy Fcuk, that caravan is big.  :o
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Mr Zog on October 10, 2020, 01:52:53 am
Good to see you back BO  :thumleft:

Try to keep it in your pants this time so you can keep posting all these amazing pics buddy  :deal:  :ricky:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 03:49:53 am
Good to see you back BO  :thumleft:

Try to keep it in your pants this time so you can keep posting all these amazing pics buddy  :deal:  :ricky:

I'm trying so hard Zog, I'm just so used to being such a smartass up here in da nortwoods, we tell each other to F off all the time.

I have to be nice and PC here.........it sucks  :pot:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 04:56:59 am
More pics from Geneva on the Lake, Ohio:

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oh shit, they forgot their baby, see him clinging for life? 


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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 05:00:44 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 05:01:56 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 05:04:36 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 05:08:09 am
Found an old mom n pop Yamaha dealer.


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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 05:34:20 am
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Perry Nuclear Power
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 05:40:28 am
Southern shore of Lake Erie, shallowest of the five Great Lakes.


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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 06:46:53 am
Lake Erie Bluffs Ohio

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 06:47:40 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 06:48:38 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 06:49:24 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 06:50:18 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 06:51:27 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 06:52:04 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 06:52:58 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 06:53:48 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 06:54:40 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 07:02:03 am
Painesville Township Park, Painesville, Ohio


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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 07:02:50 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 07:03:33 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 07:04:40 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 07:07:05 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 07:08:22 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 07:09:28 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 07:10:11 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 07:12:09 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 07:16:52 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 07:18:09 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 07:18:38 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 07:19:04 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: TeeJay on October 10, 2020, 08:59:42 am
Aaaah....your feminine (soft) side  :imaposer:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 09:33:24 am
Aaaah....your feminine (soft) side  :imaposer:
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Yesssssss, u no dats right
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 09:37:16 am
Fairport Harbor, Ohio

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 09:37:57 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 09:38:19 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 09:38:54 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 09:40:11 am
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Title: [emoji631]Michigan[emoji1063]Living[emoji629]
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 09:40:59 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 09:45:21 am
I went fur an early dinna at Brennan痴 Fish House, supposedly the finest and freshest Lake Perch and Walleye in Ohio.  It was delicious and you certainly won稚 leave hangry.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 09:45:44 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 09:47:05 am
Dey started me out wif sum fresh baked bread n butta

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 09:49:36 am
Da cute little waitress talked me in to trying one of der famous housemade crab cakes.  Umm hmm, it was finga lickin deeeliciius.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 09:53:50 am
I ordered da fright perch n walleye dinna, wif French fried taters , coleslaw, and sum sea scallops.

Ummm mmm mmm it was finga lickin goot, u no dats right.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 09:54:18 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 09:54:43 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 10, 2020, 09:55:06 am
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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 11, 2020, 08:04:28 am
The leaves are a changing.  Old man winter will be here soon.

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Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: Fudmucker on October 11, 2020, 08:26:12 am
Nice straight roads with beautiful trees.  :thumleft:
Those blind side roads must give you heart attacks when the residents come out suddenly!  :o
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BigEd on October 11, 2020, 10:09:29 am
I went island hopping off Sandusky back in 1997. Also went to Cedar Point rollercoaster park.

I was amazing about the size of these lakes. I think Lake Erie only about 35 deep at the most. But what got me was when we came to an island without a ferry dock and I asked the guy how he got his pickup there and he told me drove it there... I was seriously interested in his weed till he burst out laughing and told me that it all froze up I winter and they can drive to Canada over the lake. I well believed that remembering the day we landed in a blizzard and how cold it was.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2020, 01:25:09 am
Nice straight roads with beautiful trees.  :thumleft:
Those blind side roads must give you heart attacks when the residents come out suddenly!  :o

It does, but not as harsh of a heart attack as when a moose, deer, or bear jumps out of the trees  :imaposer:
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: big oil on October 12, 2020, 01:27:19 am
I went island hopping off Sandusky back in 1997. Also went to Cedar Point rollercoaster park.

I was amazing about the size of these lakes. I think Lake Erie only about 35 deep at the most. But what got me was when we came to an island without a ferry dock and I asked the guy how he got his pickup there and he told me drove it there... I was seriously interested in his weed till he burst out laughing and told me that it all froze up I winter and they can drive to Canada over the lake. I well believed that remembering the day we landed in a blizzard and how cold it was.

Nice, Cedar Point has the largest and fastest coasters in our country.

BigEd, are you telling me you visited Put-in-Bay Island?  That place is the stuff of legends, a real meat market if you know what I mean.  Oh man, I've got a funny story to tell about one of my visits there.
Title: Re: 🇺🇸Michigan🇨🇦Living🇩🇪
Post by: BigEd on October 12, 2020, 06:44:56 am
BigEd, are you telling me you visited Put-in-Bay Island?  That place is the stuff of legends, a real meat market if you know what I mean.  Oh man, I've got a funny story to tell about one of my visits there.

I did! The Beer Barrel Saloon with its longest bar counter...

Also went to Kelly's Island. I think we visited another smaller island but I can remember now.

It was a lovely day spent hopping around the islands renting golf carts and just having fun! Me and my brother took turns seeing how fast we could go in them...