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by cheeseheadmike
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 13640
Views: 834006

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Just patted the front fender and asked how it liked its first night in its new heated garage.
by cheeseheadmike
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Teaching my girls
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Teaching my girls

Good on ya. Both my girls helped out when they were young. Somewhere in all the photos I've taken in the last 50 plus years, there is one of my oldest daughter sitting on the fender of her first car, a 54 Nash Rambler, swapping out the plugs. There is another of my youngest truing a bicycle wheel. I...
by cheeseheadmike
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: How many ride all year round? (Particularly in snowy climates)
Replies: 49
Views: 808

Re: How many ride all year round? (Particularly in snowy climates)

Heading out tomorrow for what may be my last ride until holidays. (Damn gainful employment) Hauling a load in the tub to the new place then parking it in its new heated garage. Looking like a fairly pleasant day for NE Illannoy. Sunny, light winds, maybe 39. Still, full length lined oil skin drover ...
by cheeseheadmike
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Snow Blowers
Replies: 24
Views: 281

Re: Snow Blowers

For the last forty years, I’ve used the Toro Snow Thrower ilk. Ok in dry snow, barely. Absolutely worthless in the typical heavy wet crap we get here. The PO of our new place left behind an el cheapo MTD 24” Yardman. Doesn’t look like it had ever been used but the fuel system was so crudded up I cou...
by cheeseheadmike
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!
Replies: 34
Views: 818

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

I’m in the middle of moving to a new place but I will try to get a pic of the entire stable when I start moving it.
by cheeseheadmike
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do ON your Ural today?
Replies: 991
Views: 70907

Re: What did you do ON your Ural today?

Carried a small load down to the new digs today. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49138210593_2586035c49.jpg Main plan was to rebuild the carb on the snowblower the previous owners left for us while doing it for once in a heated garage. If I had time I was going to hang the TV mount for SWMBO. Fo...
by cheeseheadmike
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do ON your Ural today?
Replies: 991
Views: 70907

Re: What did you do ON your Ural today?

Kicked it once to start it, backed it out of the garage and parked it in the yard to warm up. Rolled my 40 yo Honda out of the garage, started it with extended cranking(hasn't run since August) and let it warm up. Rode the Ural back into the garage and shut it off. Went ATGATT and rode the Honda 30 ...
by cheeseheadmike
Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 13640
Views: 834006

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

Not a damn thing, though I do hope to ride it down to its, and all my other toys, new home next week.
by cheeseheadmike
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Getting Ready for Winter and OPS
Replies: 32
Views: 897

Re: Getting Ready for Winter

I had to a do double take, windmill. Looking at your pics and I’m thinking “why does this guy have an old outboard on his rig?”. Then it struck me that it was a trunk. Same style on my CX. :oops:
by cheeseheadmike
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Getting Ready for Winter and OPS
Replies: 32
Views: 897

Re: Getting Ready for Winter

Getting ready for winter today. Because studs are not legal in Illannoy that will consist of muffs over the heated grips(they go OVER the levers, moron)and warmer duds.
by cheeseheadmike
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 120837

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

We had a Feist who was a sweetheart with a stinker streak. She was quite small and would nap on the back of the couch. She would also lay in wait there if you were eating. Pizza was her favorite ambush. You’d be pushing a slice towards your face when there’d suddenly be a small black head trying to ...
by cheeseheadmike
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Am I too Old?
Replies: 27
Views: 783

Re: Am I too Old?

I can’t name a single ‘Urban Contemporary’ or ‘Country Pop’ artist, anymore than a young person could come up with someone such as Link Wray, Kris Kristofferson, or Dick Dale from my generation. I do recall Bob Dylan going out of his way to be a dick when he was starting out. Jim Morrison pi$$ed off...
by cheeseheadmike
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 1586
Views: 120837

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Before L L Bean went national, we stopped at the Freeport, ME store while on vacation. I picked up a supposedly chew proof training duck for our small lab. Never had the chance to throw it as she had it destroyed by the time we got back to Illannoy. The little weirdo would bust open a bag of Bic raz...
by cheeseheadmike
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!
Replies: 34
Views: 818

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

rps20191109_164058.jpg My Trek Madone. I have ridden it 1,800 miles this season (which for me here in Maine ended Monday) and 21,904 miles since buying it in May 2011. I generally ride 20 miles every morning. I was traveling for 5 weeks this summer and Maine had lots of rain in May, which all held ...
by cheeseheadmike
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!
Replies: 34
Views: 818

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

I think I wold move to a quiet country place with no vehicles! Not that I have not had a few crashed but nothing like that. Ouch and then some. Not that it matters but it was a quiet country road that I got smacked on. I should be grateful it was an Evo I bounced off of and not a Super Duty. 8) Fir...