The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby goathead » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:51 pm

most of us qualify

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:53 pm

And we have a winner! Ken Kasey and the Merry Pranksters, yes.

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(This is Further #2, not the original.)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MikeGyver » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:59 pm

Always wanted to do a cross country trip in a double decker

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Patsh » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:01 pm

Elliot wrote:And we have a winner! Ken Kasey and the Merry Pranksters, yes.

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(This is Further #2, not the original.)


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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby delle » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:32 pm

Actually, Patch, there's a picture of your son somewhere on Facebook of your son with Further1.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:33 pm

(I stand corrected on the spelling. Thanks, Nurse Ratched (sp?) .)

London double-deckers are cute, but unrealistic for interstate travel. Seems it is possible to install a modern Cummins engine, but this would not be easy nor cheap. Besides the mechanical issues, the height is over 14 feet, which is the legal limit most places.

Interestingly... There is at least one double-decker in use as public transit in Davis, CA. Not sure if it is the city or UCD who operates it.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:39 pm

Last I read on the interweb, the original Further was scheduled to be dragged out of a field on or near Kesey's farm in Oregon a few years ago, for the purpose of restoration. Don't know if there was any progress.

I believe #2 is still in decent condition and in the hands of Kesey's son.

There are many copies. I met one on Interstate 5 a couple of years ago; almost certainly the one used by the wrestling club at Kesey's alma mater -- Kesey was a supporter.

Back to dusting out Millicent.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Patsh » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:45 pm

Elliot wrote:(I stand corrected on the spelling. Thanks, Nurse Ratched (sp?) .)


in this case, probably 'wretched' :?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby dioderm » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:37 pm

[Kinetic Sculpture Stuff from the previous page]

I want to go! I want to go!

It's possible I make it to Ventura. It is much less likely that I get to Baltimore. But once we start talking May I'm 90% likely to make it to Arcata.

I have no sculpture to race in yet, though :( any one need more pilots?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elorrum » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:56 pm

I WANT TO!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Ratty » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:13 pm

Does anyone on here live in Arcata? My Dad lived a couple of blocks from the college. There were some burners about 3 doors down with a MV. I wasn't a burner at the time so I never knocked on their door and demanded a smile. (Like I would today.)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:17 pm

:D
Kinetic Sculpture Racing:

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A lucky shot I took of two racing "sculptures" at the Sacramento race in 2000. The guy who built the barrel-wheeled machine in the foreground (called Drum Roll) is a long time burner.

Generally, there are more people who want to race than there are seats. There simply are not enough of us who bother to build these things. And granted, some mechanical know-how and insight is advisable.

The art, however, such as the "attacking" paper-mache and styrofoam shark in the background of that picture, is well within the abilities of lots of folks.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:12 am

*wanders in, makes.......not sure.*

so, nothing like realizing you have no coffee..........I ran out and found some 5 year old (at least) instant in a ziplock in Frankencamper).
and then, no powdered chocolate!! Melted a handful of semisweet chips in some half and half...........had to had madadamia nut liqueur for sweet.

gotta be a day ahead!!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby dioderm » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:24 am

Does anyone on here live in Arcata? My Dad lived a couple of blocks from the college. There were some burners about 3 doors down with a MV. I wasn't a burner at the time so I never knocked on their door and demanded a smile. (Like I would today.)


I don't live in Arcata anymore but I get there more often than I should. I can knock on a door and demand a smile if you like.

Generally, there are more people who want to race than there are seats. There simply are not enough of us who bother to build these things. And granted, some mechanical know-how and insight is advisable.
I have poor mechanical know-how. :( I have electrical know-how, I can festoon your creation with LEDs and blinking things and temperature sensors and stuff! (However, on this forum, I expect everyone else has these skills too. Or at least as good as mine.)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:39 am

dioderm wrote:... I have electrical know-how, I can festoon your creation with LEDs and blinking things and temperature sensors and stuff! (However, on this forum, I expect everyone else has these skills too. Or at least as good as mine.)

I'm OK with basic electrics, but NOT electronics. So you may get your chance -- I'm planning to resurrect Lady Sophia, a small MV that was gifted to me in 2010. She will need a lot of festooning.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby VultureChow » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:43 am

By the way , yggy, your request for vicarious thrills guilted me into figuring out something to do this weekend.

Sunrise hike to a waterfall tomorrow morning.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:07 am

VultureChow wrote:By the way , yggy, your request for vicarious thrills guilted me into figuring out something to do this weekend.

Sunrise hike to a waterfall tomorrow morning.


send photos...........

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby VultureChow » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:35 am

How did you know I was planning on skinny dipping?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:58 am

the RFID chip you got with your vaccine. there's a Iphone app for reading them as they broadcast your thoughts to NSA.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby magicmarty » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:25 am

I'm having what he's having!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:35 pm

magicmarty wrote:I'm having what he's having!


you've already got it, #4958856
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:42 pm

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I would like to use my 10,000th post to thank you all for the smiles, hugs, hilarity & adventure. Cheers, my Dears! The default world is a kinder place for knowing you.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:57 pm

Wow, Savannah! Maybe you should take a well-deserved vacation and let that number stand there for a few days just for the sheer aesthetic pleasure of it? :D

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:04 pm

well done Savannah.........and all your posts are wonderful. Thanks, for the job you do!!

Just answer us with one of your socks, so your count does not change.......... :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Box Burner » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:09 pm

Elliot wrote:(I stand corrected on the spelling. Thanks, Nurse Ratched (sp?) .)

London double-deckers are cute, but unrealistic for interstate travel. Seems it is possible to install a modern Cummins engine, but this would not be easy nor cheap. Besides the mechanical issues, the height is over 14 feet, which is the legal limit most places.

Interestingly... There is at least one double-decker in use as public transit in Davis, CA. Not sure if it is the city or UCD who operates it.


There is a double decker sitting in a used car lot Her in SLC. Looks like it would be a fun project. Didn't know about the height though. Even at that it loos like it would be scary going around corners at freeway speeds.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:13 pm

If I had a double decker, I'd paint it like a cheeseburger.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby trilobyte » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:21 pm

Happy 10K, Savannah!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Patsh » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:47 pm

YAY Savannah!!
Happy ten thousand!
I love your posts... you always say just the right stuff! Thanks!

(I'm still working on my first one thousand, after losing more than half my posts in da burned-down-bar last year. I don't write all that much.) :roll:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby unjonharley » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:49 pm

Real estate co. has a d decker here in Salem..
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby VultureChow » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:59 pm

What is the traditional gift for the 10k anniversary?
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