Call Him Big Poppa – 15 of 29

This is Big B he rides a quad with us and owns a lot of the land we ride on.  Also he has a giant 800cc Polaris quad that I have seen do some amazing things.  Currently the quad is being used a rack for our helmets after watching me fail a hill climb a couple times in a row.  I’m not biased against quads but nothing beats two wheels.  Of course having him out there is always a nice thing since he is basically our support vehicle.  He has a winch, extra gas, spare water, air pumps, cables for jump starting and everything else in-between.

 

He is a good friend and always there to help us out in a pinch, does anyone else ride around with a 4wheeled brother/sister?  Or maybe 3 wheels?

 

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Electrical Work is for the Birds – 14 of 29

The new husky has tiny lights for the blinkers to make it street legal.  Ever since I got into dual sports I have had to learn how to solder all over again and wire things up.  It is a pain in the a** and I would rather do other things.  But on the one hand I don’t mind putting the time in to keep the bike running in top shape.  Also trying to get through all the dirt and grime to do the work is always a fun time too.  See where the fender says made in italy?  Yeah it’s taunting me telling me how much I love working on exotics!  Also don’t forget anything that seems like it will take 1 hour to do is always double or triple that!

 

 

What is your most hated part of bike work?  Or do you send it all to the shop?

 

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We have history in this town – 13 of 29

I had finished my current job on thursday and had friday off.  Since the weather was amazing I decided to do some wrenching and take the husky for a spin.  It needed an inspection, the turn signals wired up and the plate mounted.  I still feel like this thing should not be street legal and everyone who sees it says the same thing!  Interesting to note is that you must have a working dash that reads MPH to pass inspection.  They squeezed me through because I have a GPS that reads MPH but it looks like I will need to pick up a more permanent solution as the stock one does not work.

 

So back on topic after sorting all this stuff and doing some hooliganism I went by one of the most controversial areas in my town, the old Grumman factory.  This place was shut down years ago to the woes of the residents in town who worked there.  It created a ton of jobs at the time and it was heartbreaking to have it shut down.  Heck if it was still functional I would probably work there!  The one thing about it is that ever since it shut down the town has been fighting trying to figure out what to do with the land.  Wikipedia states that Riverhead decided on turning it into a resort and the project is supposed to start in 2012, well it’s 2012?  When is the work starting?.

 

In the meantime some small and large businesses use the old warehouses for storage and other things.  It is cool to go check it out too as it has the old runways and you can see old blast panels used to shield the buildings from jets they were testing.

 

Info on the area

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calverton_Executive_Airpark

 

 

Do you have places like this in your town?

 

 

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A Yeti is caught on film! 12 of 29

Today’s photo brings us proof of the elusive Yeti  - caught on film while photographing our friend Pimmie up on Passo Rombo -Timmelsjoch in the Alps.

 

Timmelsjoch Yeti
Timmelsjoch Yeti

 

 

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A new home! – 11 of 29

So where did the Ducati go?  The past week has been a whirlwind for me I scored a new job and finally got an apartment with my wife.  We got married in November and have been living apart until i secured a job, it sucked.  So because I couldn’t get a garage at the new place the 1098 now has it’s own storage unit a half mile from the apartment!  I’m sure I can fit the Husky here too but I currently keep it at a friend’s house since I ride generally on his property.

 

 

She looks rather cozy in there!  Plenty of room for me to spend the night next to her too, ie. wrenching.  Lets see if you guys and gals can pick out the other random stuff in there!

 

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