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Rougarou
1 hour ago, TEWKS said:

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The wife, smart she be, asked, why do we always burn the brush when we always need mulch?, why haven’t we bought a chipper/shredder?,.......so, im looking for that sweet deal chipper/shredder, don’t know why I didn’t of that

 

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My buddy at work has a little cheapie that he pretty much worked it to dust. I could have borrowed it but would have been doing more repairs than chipping me thinks. :dopeslap: Now if I could get hold of an industrial sized chipper for a couple of days, I’d have a few pissed off local rabbits that enjoy congregating in the underbrush. :classic_biggrin:

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Hey Pat , If It gets out of control, you can always call the....

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TEWKS

I had Boxflyer on standby. :classic_biggrin:

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ESokoloff
8 hours ago, TEWKS said:

My buddy at work has a little cheapie that he pretty much worked it to dust. I could have borrowed it but would have been doing more repairs than chipping me thinks. :dopeslap:

Unfortunately even the more expensive type need a bit of reinforcements. 
My moderately pricey Mighty Mac needed an addition of a thick motor base addition to beef it up after a few years of service. 
 

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ESokoloff
1 hour ago, TEWKS said:

I had Boxflyer on standby. :classic_biggrin:

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Beings that I’m a SoCal resident, that’s NOT funny......

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TEWKS

Yeah, the stuff you guys have to deal with is definitely not funny but the joke was more of a complement to a man that could actually operate that firefighting vehicle. ;)

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Rougarou
9 hours ago, ESokoloff said:

Beings that I’m a SoCal resident, that’s NOT funny......

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Sooo, one year, we had a little ice storm/snow some and a NCIS agent I deal with that lives in San Diego was supposed to come for a visit but due to the weather event, cancelled and sent me a happy snap of something frozen (I don't remember the exact picture),.............I sent him a pic of one of SoCals wildfires encroaching on San Diego,.............yes, I'm sorry to say, that there is humor in everything, even tragedy.

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Hosstage

Comedy is based on tragedy.

 

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ESokoloff
2 hours ago, Rougarou said:

yes, I'm sorry to say, that there is humor in everything, even tragedy.

Humor is subjective.  
I shoulda put a :P :wave: at the end of my response as it’s Ok this time of year (no Santa Anna’s), 6 months from now?.........

Not so much.   
 

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Rougarou
2 hours ago, Hosstage said:

Comedy is based on tragedy.

 

 

1 hour ago, ESokoloff said:

Humor is subjective.  
I shoulda put a :P :wave: at the end of my response as it’s Ok this time of year (no Santa Anna’s), 6 months from now?.........

Not so much.   
 

 

Ya, as the hurricanes were happening, we were joking with the family concerning which house we'd like blown away,.....or submerged,....until we lost connectivity.   We also joked that the brother in law would lose his seafood bidness,.......again (five times),.....which he did again.

 

When the sister in law, whose house was really demolished sent us the video crying,.....while on a call with her,....I just said, "you're getting a new house, quitcher whining",...........she's getting a new house, she's stopped whining.  

 

When my wife was in hi skool, they're house burned to the ground,.....she jokes 'bout it.

 

I can't remember the book, but there was a segment about a soldier that got shot in Vietnam,.....another soldier, runs over to him and starts joking, the wounded  soldier is laughing.  Medic finally arrives and asked the unwounded soldier what he gave the shot guy,.......the response, "nothing",........seems them endorphins kill the pain pretty good.

 

But, all in all, humor is subjective and some people take tragedy way to serious.  Torched houses, flooded houses, and even death can be humorous and serious at the same time.  ;)

 

 

 

 

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Definitely can be used as a coping mechanism to deal with life’s unpleasantries. :14: Yes, somebody else getting hurt (not dead) is always funny! :3: “In context” when surviving a shit-storm of any nature. :18:

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Rougarou
5 minutes ago, TEWKS said:

Definitely can be used as a coping mechanism to deal with life’s unpleasantries. :14: Yes, somebody else getting hurt (not dead) is always funny! :3: “In context” when surviving a shit-storm of any nature. :18:

 

 

And I'd bet bottom dollar that you fire suppression technicians use alot of humor during calls.

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See the brush chomper?

After they transported the operator and on our return I looked over at the LT and said I had no idea you could just drop dead at 58 doing yard work!

 

He looked puzzled and started with well strenuous activity and probably being out of shape bla bla. I broke in and said I just turned 57. We both chuckled. :classic_biggrin:

 

Ps..this was an awesome save by the EMTs and medics as of the other day, anyway. I think rainbows are good luck! :thumbsup:


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More panhandle ‘splorin yesterday.

 

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1885 farmhouse.

 

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The old US90 bridge over the Suwannee, officially closed but plenty of room for a motorsickle to pass, hmm : )

 

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TEWKS

What a way to START the season! ;)

 

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TEWKS

Did I ever mention how much I love NC? :classic_biggrin:

 

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so glad I loosened the cheap pants and didn’t sack out in the truck! :yes:

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Followed Bernie & Brad today and them guys did some serious turning and burning! :yes: Just parked it after snaking my way to find some gas! Awesome day! image.thumb.jpeg.a7e01bd982597c180fec8c1be7991b5e.jpeg
 

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Starting to dig the new meeting spot, Moon Dog Pie House, decent food, good service w/outdoor seating and nice plaza to park the bikes. Several of the guys are gearing up to do the mid-Atlantic BDR (they take the auto-train to DC), Danny helped Nick install some Bridgestone AX41’s ? on the 1190, he’s used them before says they’re a good all around dirt/travel tire and were 25% off. I drove around with the top down it was that kind of day : )

 

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I could of used that more aggressive tire where I found myself yesterday. I got spun around after finding Buzzard’s Roost and the road went to $hit after this little stream crossing. Adrenaline is good! :yes:

 

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Beside the creek beside The Creekside Lodge.  (sun rising)

 

 

 

 

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Smoked chicken tacos for lunch at Switzerland Cafe.  

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Dessert 

 

 

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Lunch time!!

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TEWKS

That’s funny William, my lunch yesterday! :classic_biggrin: :thumbsup:

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My brother-from-another-mother!!   :5188:

My first choice was the Flathead Flounder Sammich, but they were out.  Oh, heart breaker.

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Took the backroads tonight and not to get too far off subject, Richard the owner of Caffe Rel is a Porsche guy and has had some nice ones.

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Time for some tourist activity.

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Found a fixer upper for TEWKS.  :wave:

 

Low miles.  In service only on Sundays to extinguish pit fires.  Needs battery.

 

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Strip the bed and load a GS or Pan America up there and you’d be the king of Starbucks! :classic_biggrin:

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TEWKS

A little bit ago. I’ve seen this before but where? ;) Wish ya could of come over to play, Richard! :)

 

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Rougarou
1 minute ago, TEWKS said:

A little bit ago. I’ve this before but where? ;) Wish ya could of come over to play, Richard! :)

 

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Ya, thanks, it's a birthday weekend for the wife and some other odds that have to be done.  Along with that, the daughter's in-laws drove up.

 

Looks like many of ya had a great time.

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ESokoloff

Here we BURN again...

 

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Not heavy brush as it was consumed during the Woosley Fire 2.5 years ago. 

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Rougarou

No picture, but we’re currently at an estate auction and somebody diddling with one of the rifles thats for sale had a negligent discharge,......it didnt hit anyone, but I thought it was kinda funny

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Skywagon
On 4/29/2021 at 6:08 PM, ESokoloff said:

Here we BURN again..

 

Hope it stays in control and put out without harm...When I lived there we referred to N.Cal as the shake and bake state.  If a quake didn't get us fire would.  I lived in the hills with lots of eucalyptus trees.  Those things are like roman candles.  We bought a lot and built our house on a burned out lot from the 1992 Oakland fire in Rockridge.

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Whip, I don't see a line in the water.  

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Hosstage
8 hours ago, Red said:

Whip, I don't see a line in the water.  

He's afraid he might actually catch something and have to deal with it!

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ESokoloff
On 5/1/2021 at 9:02 AM, Skywagon said:

We bought a lot and built our house on a burned out lot from the 1992 Oakland fire in Rockridge.

That’s one way to avoid catastrophic fire risk. 
 

The Oakland Firestorm was a devastating incident that could have occurred to my neighborhood during the Woosly Fire had the Northern Santa Ana winds not had a Westerly push. 
 

Heres an image of that hill behind my house 01:34 on 11/09/18 as the Woosley fire tore through the 30+ growth of sage/chaparral. 
 

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Man that is scary.  Everything you own can be gone in a few minutes.  Those Santa Anna winds are something else.  Here is what it looked like in Oakland in 92.  If memory serves me right it burned 3500 homes.  Several people and firefighters perished.  We bought the lot of a burned out one.  It was about 3 years before they would allow us to build.  

After that they were super strict on brush management.  Im glad you guys came out ok.  I'm sorry and sensitive for those not so fortunate.

Im not sure even Tewks could put this out.

 

The second picture is what it looked like at the 20th anniversary after the fire.

 

BLAME IT ON THE DEVIL (WIND) - Manteca Bulletin

 

Oakland Hills Fire: 20 Years Later Archives - Oakland North

 

 

 

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ESokoloff
2 hours ago, Skywagon said:

Im not sure even Tewks could put this out.

From the link (Oakland Firestorm) above 

In terms of alarm assignments, it was the equivalent of a 107-alarm fire.”

(Chilling read!!!)


Only the weather (decreased winds/increased humidity) & lack of fuel (Pacific Ocean) bring these events (Santa Ana’s) to an end.  
 

 

2 hours ago, Skywagon said:

Man that is scary.  Everything you own can be gone in a few minutes.  Those Santa Anna winds are something else

It was a surreal experience. 
I awoke at midnight to go to the bathroom & decided to stick my head outside to see if I could see any sign of the Woosley Fire that had started 9.5 hrs earlier & 7.5 miles away (coincidently the point of Santa Susana Sodium Reactor Meltdown  in 1959 (we lived 6.25 miles away at the time). 
When I opened the front door the first thing I saw was the across the street neighbor’s garage door open & then a car going by. 
I instantly knew something was wrong (the neighborhood was awake!!!). 
I headed out towards the street & was then able to see the advancing flames!!

I went inside & told my wife “It’s here”. 
My wife made it clear that we were evacuating & not to get any ideas about staying.  
Just excepted the reality of the situation. 
We just packed both cages with irreplaceable items then went room to room, drawer drawer snapping images of what we were leaving behind.  

Law enforcement came by an hour later informing the neighborhood to evacuate.  
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I took this image today showing the same view 2.5 years later.  

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The HOA has the back area disked every Spring so that prevented creep back from threatening the house but the biggest factor was the favorable Westerly direction of the wind pushing the front away from the tract. 

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First out of the season for the RT.  :thumbsup:

 

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Rougarou
20 minutes ago, TEWKS said:

First out of the season for the RT.  :thumbsup:

 

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Too clean, must not get used enough!!

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TEWKS

I will admit to that. :classic_blush: 

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Rougarou
7 minutes ago, TEWKS said:

I will admit to that. :classic_blush: 

 

And put some scratches on the side cases, crack the blinker housing and scratch up the damn valve covers,.....at least make it look like its been used.

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TEWKS

I don’t think I can get away with it on both bikes. ;) 
 

I’ll tell ya a little secret, this shite works great on the GS. Along with a little story telling I get the Starbuck’s guys to fall for it every time! :D
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Well, my GSA hasn't been offroad yet, but I haven't washed it since I bought it and it looks just as dirty as it did yesterday,.......I need a good rain day ride!!

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