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#21 Unread post by jmillheiser » Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:52 pm

another few hours north and you can take a dip in Hudson bay.

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#22 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:34 am

jmillheiser wrote:another few hours north and you can take a dip in Hudson bay.
bbbbrrrrrrrrrrr

By the way, Wyoming and Montana are two places on my need to go to list.
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#23 Unread post by NorthernPete » Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:33 pm

Ive actually been to Moosonee, which is one of the native communities on the river that drains into Hudsons bay. its not all that far, Id map quest it for yall, but *shrugs*

Actually, its been above freezing during the day for the last couple days, melting! I had my windows down on the truck...the heater was on full bore, but thats not the point... *chuckles* Ill be out on that bike shortly. ordered my parts today to fix my rear wheel and rear brakes.
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#24 Unread post by NorthernPete » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:10 am

Got My little one yesterday

My little guy, Nathan!

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#25 Unread post by sapaul » Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:38 pm

Is that what you do when you are not riding?

BIG BIG BIG UP MAN

Looks like his father :wink:
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#26 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:09 pm

Well, congratulations are in order. You sure do look happy. How is his Mom?
How much did he weigh, etc.
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#27 Unread post by NorthernPete » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:13 pm

7 lbs 5 oz, moms fine and we are all home now..w00t..sleep, overated!
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#28 Unread post by NorthernPete » Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:41 pm

melting!!! I actually SAW a motorcycle on the road today.... and two dirt bikes during the week.... Hurry up and melt faster!!!!
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#29 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:02 am

A blowdryer on a really, really long extension cord should do the trick.
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#30 Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:47 pm

*L well, when I was chipping the 8 inches of ice off my driveway to stop my carport from turning into a lake the other day I actually thought about renting an industrial burner.

I realllllly have to keep more on top of the whole shoveling the driveway thing next year.
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#31 Unread post by SilveradoGirl » Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:27 am

Congratulations on the little guy :woohoo: :thumbsup: :cheers:
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#32 Unread post by NorthernPete » Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:59 am

Gah! Would you belive I get up from underground yesterday and look out the window, not too see sunshine and melting, but a freakin blizzard!

Another 6 inches of snow fell, and its still here... yech.
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#33 Unread post by BuzZz » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:25 am

I feel for ya, Man. I really do. That just sucks.

It's finally safe to ride just about anywhere here. You'll be doing it on an inch or 2 of gravel and sand, but it beats ice and snow.
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#34 Unread post by NorthernPete » Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:59 pm

It.....Wont......Stop......SNOWING!!!!


Make it stop!! :frusty:

i havent been able to touch my bike since Oct...... Maybe the 2 feet of snow in my yard will melt so I can at least go look at the thing in the shed...... *sigh*
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#35 Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:30 am

I think you need to move. :P I don't want to make you feel worse so I won't show you some pics from today. I was walking on the beach at lunchtime. (No coat on, either)
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#36 Unread post by NorthernPete » Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:12 pm

*L Vancouver is its own little country I think...Ahh well, When its raining there in july, Ill think of ya.
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#37 Unread post by NorthernPete » Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:36 pm

Ha ha ha! Its rainign and the snow melted in my back yard, Ill have my bike out of the shed tommorrow! w00t!!!
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#38 Unread post by NorthernPete » Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:18 pm

Well, got the bike out of the shed, and replaced the adjustment things on the back wheel. Unfortunately, the chain still seems to be a bit off kilter and grinds around the sprokets. Not really a big problem today, sionce the battery was dead anyways. :( I did try to switch out the battery that I have for the 650 maxim, but when I grabbed it from the basement, I noticed the casing was bulging out and there was some water/acid on the top of it. The battery had been left in my shed after the first freeze, and I noticed this at the time when I brought it in but had hoped it would go back into its original shape. it didnt. I figured that maybe if i popped off one or two of the little yellow plugs on the top it msay relieve some pressure, which it did rather forcefully, unfortunately it also misted my face with battery acid, so it now looks like I got a sunburnt. *L oh well, battery is getting charged as we speak, so hopefully I'll be able to get it started tommorrow, and then get it to my mechanic to get that grinding thing sorted out. Hopefully, I'll be in great shape to go riding when its a tad warmer.

P.s I did see some street sweepers out today clearing up the sand on the roads in town. w00t.

PPS the battery for my maxim is still all bulgy looking, is it a lost cause, or will it still work?
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#39 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:41 pm

I think you better take that bulging battery in for recycling. I doubt it would be safe now.
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#40 Unread post by BuzZz » Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:15 am

That battery froze. It's now hazardous waste. Sorry Dude. :(
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