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Offline Guzzidad

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Crap
« on: August 26, 2020, 09:10:56 PM »
    A friend of mine has been after me for a ride for months. We finally settled for a ride from Florida to Dallas, TX. So now there is a storm that might impact our ride. We hope to duck under it's path. Two old guys riding two old bikes. He's on a Harley Soft Tail with over 100K and I'll be riding my 01 EV with 125,000 miles. What could go wrong?

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Re: Crap
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2020, 09:29:10 PM »
Uh......-.  :tongue:
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Re: Crap
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2020, 09:29:28 PM »
Keep your powder dry  :thumb:
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Re: Crap
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2020, 09:31:02 PM »
Yes by all means.  A daily check of the weather forecast is required.  Somewhere west of Houston should be drier.  :shocked:
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Re: Crap
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2020, 09:31:02 PM »

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Re: Crap
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2020, 09:45:10 PM »
    A friend of mine has been after me for a ride for months. We finally settled for a ride from Florida to Dallas, TX. So now there is a storm that might impact our ride. We hope to duck under it's path. Two old guys riding two old bikes. He's on a Harley Soft Tail with over 100K and I'll be riding my 01 EV with 125,000 miles. What could go wrong?
Not much, as long as youre prepared to stop when the weather gets bad, take a room and get on the sauce..
Sitting by an open fire at a good pub, with a 300 g steak and a suitable wine within arms reach, Id be like a rat with a gold tooth... :thumb:
Now realistically, if youre asking what could go wrong, do you mean alphabetically or numerically...?
As long as no one gets hurt, the low points of a trip, end up becoming the high points once you get home.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2020, 03:51:47 PM by Huzo »

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Re: Crap
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2020, 09:52:11 PM »
Of course we will be looking for a full report when you get back.
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Re: Crap
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2020, 11:27:26 PM »
Id be like a rat with a gold tooth... :thumb:

What is the deal with you Australians?  Id travel down under just to hear colorful turns of phrase like that one.  Wow.     

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Re: Crap
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2020, 12:33:41 AM »
Be careful and have a great ride!!!!

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Re: Crap
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2020, 01:09:52 AM »
What is the deal with you Australians?  Id travel down under just to hear colorful turns of phrase like that one.  Wow.     

And drink beer.
You know what offer stands SS.

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Re: Crap
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2020, 01:25:37 AM »
What is the deal with you Australians?  Id travel down under just to hear colorful turns of phrase like that one.  Wow.     

And drink beer.
Actually, I think its origins are British like most good stuff.
The implication is that a rat, albeit a lowly form of life as a rodent, can feel as though he has elevated himself above his immediate company if he posses a gold tooth.
It matters not a jot to him that he is lower than just about every form of life around him as a species, he takes solace in the fact that he is the best of a disadvantaged bunch.
He is happy because he THINKS he is happy.. :thumb:

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Re: Crap
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2020, 01:41:47 PM »
Quote from: Huzo on August 26, 2020, 09:45:10 PM

"Id be like a rat with a gold tooth..." :thumb:

What is the deal with you Australians?  Id travel down under just to hear colorful turns of phrase like that one.  Wow.     

And drink beer.

     To the OP;     GD that sounds like a great adventure, but I agree with Tom, if you've got a device or means of tracking the storms on the weather radar, I'd be checking updates every gas/coffee/bladder break with free wifi if available.

     The winds and storms along the coast down there can change direction and intensity in a heart beat, stay flexible and dry.
     good luck and safe travels.

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     SS, I agree with you, there is something with the Ozzies, and their ability to turn a phrase; it's more than just good writers and the Crocodile Dundee franchise.

     It would be a very interesting subject to study, but I think Peter alludes to it's roots in another post;possibly as a colonized people, cultivating a sharp rapier tongue might have been a wiser choice than a dull sword. fwiw

     I'm glad to see Huzo carry the torch so well that's been handed to him, it's entertaining af to read,lol.  :laugh:  :bow:

     :popcorn:

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Re: Crap
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2020, 01:43:08 PM »
While the hurricane has passed north, I'm sure there's a ton of debris to clean up on the highways as well.  Getting thru Louisiana right now won't be much fun...
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Re: Crap
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2020, 02:04:45 PM »
This just in from a pilot buddy of mine;
Never trust a weather forecast more than 4 hours old.
That is all...
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Re: Crap
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2020, 02:08:34 PM »
Not much, as long as youre prepared to stop when the weather gets bad, take a room and get on the sauce..
Sitting by an open fire at a good pub, with a 300 g steak and a suitable wine within arms reach, Id be like a rat with a gold tooth... :thumb:
Now realistically, if youre asking what could go wrong, do you mean alphabetically or numerically...?
As long as no one gets hurt, the low points of a trip, end up becoming the high points once you get home.


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Re: Crap
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2020, 02:08:46 PM »
think I'll go shine up me gold tooth......

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Re: Crap
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2020, 02:42:41 PM »
Quote from: Huzo on August 26, 2020, 09:45:10 PM

"Id be like a rat with a gold tooth..." :thumb:

     SS, I agree with you, there is something with the Ozzies, and their ability to turn a phrase; it's more than just good writers and the Crocodile Dundee franchise.

 
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Re: Crap
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2020, 03:40:10 PM »
This just in from a pilot buddy of mine;
Never trust a weather forecast more than 4 hours old.
That is all...
inditx
In aviation parlance, theres a thing called a TTF or trend type forecast.
It carries information regarding SIGMETS or significant meteorological  conditions that if they come to fruition, will reduce operating conditions to below minima.
They are issued in real time as things alter. In Melbourne theres an old saying,
If you dont like the weather, just wait five minutes...
It can be really nice and within bugger all time, can turn black as a dogs guts.

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Re: Crap
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2020, 04:16:01 PM »
Easy solution...Wait a few days, stay away from south Louisiana, Hey I would avoid S. LA on any ride. :grin:
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Re: Crap
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2020, 04:27:08 PM »
Easy solution...Wait a few days, stay away from south Louisiana, Hey I would avoid S. LA on any ride. :grin:
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Re: Crap
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2020, 05:07:01 PM »
I worked in Cameron La for several years. I loved the people, the food, and culture. My heart goes out to those that are dealing with the results of the storm and wish them the best. But I've driven thru S. LA dozens of times going to and from work sites. It is not my favorite route  for a motorcycle ride from Florida to Texas. I've recently done several trip across S. LA, and got stuck in traffic on I-10 several times and then beat up on the poorly maintained back roads when trying to avoid I 10 That's all I was implying. My more favorite route to CROSS LA  is thru N. LA which is were my family came from. I like the forests. Now if the OP was going to visit S. LA I could tell him some really good roads to explore. Specifically LA Hwy one, and other routes  thru New Roads, the River Road, Francisville, eat cat fish in Ponchatoula, etc. I love LA and its people. But For a trip from FL  to TX, crossing  S. LA is not my first choice and never will be.
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Re: Crap
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2020, 05:19:32 PM »
Take a chance, Columbus did😂🤔
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Re: Crap
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2020, 05:24:34 PM »
I worked in Cameron La for several years. I loved the people, the food, and culture. My heart goes out to those that are dealing with the results of the storm and wish them the best. But I've driven thru S. LA dozens of times going to and from work sites. It is not my favorite route  for a motorcycle ride from Florida to Texas. I've recently done several trip across S. LA, and got stuck in traffic on I-10 several times and then beat up on the poorly maintained back roads when trying to avoid I 10 That's all I was implying. My more favorite route to CROSS LA  is thru N. LA which is were my family came from. I like the forests. Now if the OP was going to visit S. LA I could tell him some really good roads to explore. Specifically LA Hwy one, and other routes  thru New Roads, the River Road, Francisville, eat cat fish in Ponchatoula, etc. I love LA and its people. But For a trip from FL  to TX, crossing  S. LA is not my first choice and never will be.
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Thanks for the clarification.  My bad.

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« Last Edit: August 27, 2020, 05:38:58 PM by davedel44 »
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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2020, 06:18:05 PM »
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He is happy because he THINKS he is happy.. :thumb:

You know.. rat has it right.  :thumb:
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« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2020, 04:23:36 PM »
I'll be using "Like a rat with a gold tooth" for a long time. Says so much in a  few words.
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