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Postby DanusLight » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:15 pm

maryanimal wrote:YAAAAAAY!! delle, Fishy, Foxfur, illy dilly, jkisha, Dr Helix, Bin Noddin, jella, Minxy, UglyDoulgy (btw, how did your date with the wonderful woman go the other night?), DanusLight, Simon of the Playa, lucky.bastard, Trishntek, Bounce530, graidawg, Savannah, Yggy, TinkerMom, FIGJAM, Isotopia, knowmad, Packaderm...did I for get anyone?


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Postby Foxfur » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:48 pm

Elliot wrote:The most difficult part, seems to me, is obtaining or building suitable wheels. Many homemade solutions tend to fall off the track. So I have been keeping an eye out for rear rail wheels, at an affordable price.

Well, last Saturday I found a set (four) for $150,-. A new set costs $1200...
That sounds fun! It also reminded me of rail biking.
I was hiking the Salmonberry river gorgefrom the Salmonberry townsite to the abandoned Enright logging camp. I was a little overambitious as it was an 11 mile round trip. My right leg is longer than the left so I'm not always able to walk really far without pain. Sometimes yes, sometimes no, no way of telling. As I was limping back I heard an odd sound. Clack, clack. I hike there on an abandoned stretch of railroad wrecked in 2008 by a storm. I knew it couldnt be a train...
Then three bicycles came into view! They were riding the rails! They stopped and let me check out their rides. They asked if I was ok and I said yes (I was in agony) and said I thought I could make it out of the canyon by dark. They dumped their cooler, loaded all their drinks into their backpacks and offered me a ride sitting on a cargo platform on the support wheel brace! The ride was so appreciated! I carried the cooler in my lap with a great big smil :)
I love the canyon and have been considering building a rail bike so I can get out again. Now that I seem to back in building mode I'm going to have to look into this again.

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Postby Elliot » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:01 pm

You would need a Mountain-rail-bike for that stretch of track! :lol:

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Postby illy dilly » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:08 pm

Foxfur wrote:Image

That is an awesome picture!
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Postby Savannah » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:19 pm

As well as a great story, Foxfur.
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Postby AntiM » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:22 pm

Yay!
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Postby ygmir » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:27 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3rP-8mWWeY[/youtube]

in light if current projects, it seems these two go together:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLTZctTG6cE[/youtube]
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Painfully cool

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:37 pm

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Postby Elliot » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:45 pm

:D That's the sort of thing, yes. And I propose to put the rail wheels on this -- which is currently parked in my barn:
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Postby illy dilly » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:39 pm

Hydrogen or Helium?
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Postby Foxfur » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:01 pm

Elliot wrote::D That's the sort of thing, yes. And I propose to put the rail wheels on this -- which is currently parked in my barn:
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Love it! I want the story about the UPS logo...
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Postby FIGJAM » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:02 pm

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Postby Trishntek » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:14 pm

look! up on the trailer! it's a boat! It's a Plane! IT'S THE BROWN SANTA!
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Postby Foxfur » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:26 pm

What a day...
I found a pair of 70 year old korean ladies wandering in the forest. We had about 10 words between us but I got that her husband was missing, that he'd been missing for four hours, and that he had the car keys :shock: ! I CSI'd their asses with some hand-fu and figured out that he did have a jacket, that he didn't have a heart or health condition, that he had hiking boots and that he was 68 years old.
I piled em into the truck, gave em each a diet pepsi, and drove em back to their car about 2 miles away. Using boy scout tradecraft I set to looking for sign. The area is just shitty with thick undergrowth, visibility 10ft max. Why would someone go through any more of this than absolutely necessary??? Picked up a messy trail, circling and doubling but then straightened out. Then I totally lost it at a clearing! :evil: :(
I start working around the edge and am finding nothing. I'm getting scared this isn't going to end well. I'm ready to head back to the foxmobile to call in someone competent when I hear a loud whistle chirping. What? Is there another scout about? I beat it back to the road / towards the sound. Got to the road and had mama san (the name she gave me when I asked...) blast the horn. We heard the whistle again. I was winding up to dash down the road when mama san's sidekick stops me and indicates it's HER husband! I then figured out that BOTH of their husbands were missing! :shock: :shock: :shock:
It turned out that mama san's hubby had wandered off after lunch to use a tree. Sidekick's hubby had set out 30 minutes later.
I book on down the road and into the bush shouting Kang! Kang! Kang!
Tweet tweet.
Kang!
Tweet.
Then I see him! I run to him and throw a big ol hug on him. He looked so confused :) We miscommunicate for a few seconds until our speech systems sync up and he tells me that he's not Kang. Oh hell no! I need both pieces to win this thing. I'm trying to figure this out when he points to the wall of green behind us. He's holding my arm really tight and saying something and pointing at the forest. I motion him to come with me, to go look but he won't let me go and won't move. This guy is in his early 70's if he's a day (so I know I can take him easy :)) but isn't hostile. I can't read a thing from him. He's really calm and just looking right at the forest. Ten seconds later, KANG!
There's Kang looking worn to nubs. Sidekick's joe had found him and then got lost again. I had Kang rest for a bit then walked em back to their wives. Both had burst into tears and I can't say my eyes were so dry either. It was really charged there, in that moment. After many hugs and handshakes I reluctantly mounted up and drove off into the sunset...

I wasn't even going to go off roading today. It was a spur of the moment decision that could easily have gone the other way.
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Postby ygmir » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:00 pm

good on ya, Ff!!!!

a round of applause, and a tip of the hat.

Helpin' folks, is where it's at........


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Postby jella » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:43 pm

ygmir wrote:good on ya, Ff!!!!

a round of applause, and a tip of the hat.

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+10 Good Job FoxFur :)
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Postby Trishntek » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:52 pm

YAY!
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Postby maryanimal » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:26 pm

Elliot wrote::D
For a couple of years I have been wanting to participate in the Handcar Regatta in Santa Rosa, CA. This is sort'a like a Mutant Vehicle parade, but on a railroad track, and with only human muscle power allowed.

The most difficult part, seems to me, is obtaining or building suitable wheels. Many homemade solutions tend to fall off the track. So I have been keeping an eye out for rear rail wheels, at an affordable price.

Well, last Saturday I found a set (four) for $150,-. A new set costs $1200,-, and these are still in good condition. So I got a bargain. I have the vehicle to put them on, so now I can begin modifying it for track use.

And this weekend I'm going to the Kinetic Sculpture Race in Klamath Falls, OR. For once I'm not racing, but I'm looking forward to being a spectator this time. And of course, I'm transporting two teams to the event with my bus.

So things are looking up!
:D


Klamath Falls? You should stop by to the Eagles Nest and say Hi to wedeliver (Craig) and TomServo (jeff) It wouldn't even be out of your way! Talk to Craig about it! It's next to a small town called Tulelake!
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Postby maryanimal » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:34 pm

DanusLight wrote:
maryanimal wrote:YAAAAAAY!! delle, Fishy, Foxfur, illy dilly, jkisha, Dr Helix, Bin Noddin, jella, Minxy, UglyDoulgy (btw, how did your date with the wonderful woman go the other night?), DanusLight, Simon of the Playa, lucky.bastard, Trishntek, Bounce530, graidawg, Savannah, Yggy, TinkerMom, FIGJAM, Isotopia, knowmad, Packaderm...did I for get anyone?


I like YAAAAAAY's! That one was for you!

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Yes they are! I'm getting really excited about going. I've been selling my possessions and saving money for the move. I'm going to have a whopper of a garage sale in two weeks! It's still hard to sell my belonings, but it's just stuff. I'll be able to get it again! Heck, if I died tomorrow, my family would keep it all and sell in craigslist anyway! *LOL*
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Postby Snow » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:39 pm

Tulelake is one of my favorite parts of CA. The lava tubes are a great place to escape the heat of the summer days.

I've always wanted to build a rail bike! looks like fun and there are quite a few abandoned railways I know of.
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Postby maryanimal » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:43 pm

Snow wrote:Tulelake is one of my favorite parts of CA. The lava tubes are a great place to escape the heat of the summer days.

I've always wanted to build a rail bike! looks like fun and there are quite a few abandoned railways I know of.


I've never been there! I hear it's a quaint little town!.
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Postby Snow » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:56 pm

yes VERY quaint! I was speaking more of the general area than the town itself.
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Postby lucky420 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:45 am

foxfur=amazing
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Postby jkisha » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:31 am

Foxfur wrote:What a day...
I found a pair of 70 year old korean ladies wandering in the forest. We had about 10 words between us but I got that her husband was missing, that he'd been missing for four hours, and that he had the car keys :shock: ! I CSI'd their asses with some hand-fu and figured out that he did have a jacket, that he didn't have a heart or health condition, that he had hiking boots and that he was 68 years old.
I piled em into the truck, gave em each a diet pepsi, and drove em back to their car about 2 miles away. Using boy scout tradecraft I set to looking for sign. The area is just shitty with thick undergrowth, visibility 10ft max. Why would someone go through any more of this than absolutely necessary??? Picked up a messy trail, circling and doubling but then straightened out. Then I totally lost it at a clearing! :evil: :(
I start working around the edge and am finding nothing. I'm getting scared this isn't going to end well. I'm ready to head back to the foxmobile to call in someone competent when I hear a loud whistle chirping. What? Is there another scout about? I beat it back to the road / towards the sound. Got to the road and had mama san (the name she gave me when I asked...) blast the horn. We heard the whistle again. I was winding up to dash down the road when mama san's sidekick stops me and indicates it's HER husband! I then figured out that BOTH of their husbands were missing! :shock: :shock: :shock:
It turned out that mama san's hubby had wandered off after lunch to use a tree. Sidekick's hubby had set out 30 minutes later.
I book on down the road and into the bush shouting Kang! Kang! Kang!
Tweet tweet.
Kang!
Tweet.
Then I see him! I run to him and throw a big ol hug on him. He looked so confused :) We miscommunicate for a few seconds until our speech systems sync up and he tells me that he's not Kang. Oh hell no! I need both pieces to win this thing. I'm trying to figure this out when he points to the wall of green behind us. He's holding my arm really tight and saying something and pointing at the forest. I motion him to come with me, to go look but he won't let me go and won't move. This guy is in his early 70's if he's a day (so I know I can take him easy :)) but isn't hostile. I can't read a thing from him. He's really calm and just looking right at the forest. Ten seconds later, KANG!
There's Kang looking worn to nubs. Sidekick's joe had found him and then got lost again. I had Kang rest for a bit then walked em back to their wives. Both had burst into tears and I can't say my eyes were so dry either. It was really charged there, in that moment. After many hugs and handshakes I reluctantly mounted up and drove off into the sunset...

I wasn't even going to go off roading today. It was a spur of the moment decision that could easily have gone the other way.
Weird, eh :?

Now that's a story that really should have been on news at eleven.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:45 am

ITS FRIDAY AND I'M IN LOVE.


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Postby illy dilly » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:53 am

Foxfur wrote:What a day...
I found a pair of 70 year old korean ladies wandering in the forest. We had about 10 words between us but I got that her husband was missing, that he'd been missing for four hours, and that he had the car keys :shock: ! I CSI'd their asses with some hand-fu and figured out that he did have a jacket, that he didn't have a heart or health condition, that he had hiking boots and that he was 68 years old.
I piled em into the truck, gave em each a diet pepsi, and drove em back to their car about 2 miles away. Using boy scout tradecraft I set to looking for sign. The area is just shitty with thick undergrowth, visibility 10ft max. Why would someone go through any more of this than absolutely necessary??? Picked up a messy trail, circling and doubling but then straightened out. Then I totally lost it at a clearing! :evil: :(
I start working around the edge and am finding nothing. I'm getting scared this isn't going to end well. I'm ready to head back to the foxmobile to call in someone competent when I hear a loud whistle chirping. What? Is there another scout about? I beat it back to the road / towards the sound. Got to the road and had mama san (the name she gave me when I asked...) blast the horn. We heard the whistle again. I was winding up to dash down the road when mama san's sidekick stops me and indicates it's HER husband! I then figured out that BOTH of their husbands were missing! :shock: :shock: :shock:
It turned out that mama san's hubby had wandered off after lunch to use a tree. Sidekick's hubby had set out 30 minutes later.
I book on down the road and into the bush shouting Kang! Kang! Kang!
Tweet tweet.
Kang!
Tweet.
Then I see him! I run to him and throw a big ol hug on him. He looked so confused :) We miscommunicate for a few seconds until our speech systems sync up and he tells me that he's not Kang. Oh hell no! I need both pieces to win this thing. I'm trying to figure this out when he points to the wall of green behind us. He's holding my arm really tight and saying something and pointing at the forest. I motion him to come with me, to go look but he won't let me go and won't move. This guy is in his early 70's if he's a day (so I know I can take him easy :)) but isn't hostile. I can't read a thing from him. He's really calm and just looking right at the forest. Ten seconds later, KANG!
There's Kang looking worn to nubs. Sidekick's joe had found him and then got lost again. I had Kang rest for a bit then walked em back to their wives. Both had burst into tears and I can't say my eyes were so dry either. It was really charged there, in that moment. After many hugs and handshakes I reluctantly mounted up and drove off into the sunset...

I wasn't even going to go off roading today. It was a spur of the moment decision that could easily have gone the other way.
Weird, eh :?

Good lord Forfur!
You're the MAN!
Well done! They will forever be grateful!!!!
Amazing story!
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Postby wedeliver » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:00 am

Elliot wrote::D
For a couple of years I have been wanting to participate in the Handcar Regatta in Santa Rosa, CA. This is sort'a like a Mutant Vehicle parade, but on a railroad track, and with only human muscle power allowed.

The most difficult part, seems to me, is obtaining or building suitable wheels. Many homemade solutions tend to fall off the track. So I have been keeping an eye out for rear rail wheels, at an affordable price.

Well, last Saturday I found a set (four) for $150,-. A new set costs $1200,-, and these are still in good condition. So I got a bargain. I have the vehicle to put them on, so now I can begin modifying it for track use.

And this weekend I'm going to the Kinetic Sculpture Race in Klamath Falls, OR. For once I'm not racing, but I'm looking forward to being a spectator this time. And of course, I'm transporting two teams to the event with my bus.

So things are looking up!
:D


Hi Elliot, Did you know that WE are located just 57 miles south of Klamath Falls? Does that give you any ideas?
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Postby Dr Helix » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:06 am

Good news today! My nephew's wife just had her first child. Mother and daughter doing well. They named her Toren. Have to look that one up.
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Postby Dr Helix » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:08 am

Oh and I just hit 200 posts. Small potatoes but moving up!
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Postby wedeliver » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:08 am

ygmir wrote:good on ya, Ff!!!!

a round of applause, and a tip of the hat.

Helpin' folks, is where it's at........


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