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#4069887 - 01/27/15 12:58 AM OT Personal Rides  
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I was all ready to fly a mission today but then real life interceded with 70 degrees worth of temperature... So I decided to take my single seat scout out for a spin!

Didn't see any Huns, but got to feel the wind in my hair! I know some of you are actual pilots and some of you just have interesting rides (MFair's even poops!)

Let's see 'em!

#4069901 - 01/27/15 01:35 AM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Now your talking! Nice ride Rick. Nothing like the wind in your hair and bugs in your teeth!


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#4069907 - 01/27/15 01:56 AM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Not as sweet as your bike, I'm more of a 4 on the ground kinda guy. My current toy is my daily driver. She's 10 years old and is approaching 80k miles. No garage but I am anal and wash and wax it religiously. Have a few mods planned over the next year or two, more cosmetic now than anything. Engine is stock but it will still turn a high 14/low 15 on the track.


#4069969 - 01/27/15 04:27 AM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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My baby, "Emma," is in the garage under a cover now, waiting out the winter. -19 degrees C today.



This shot is from a bucket list experience -- a vintage rally in 2011 in Switzerland and Italy. The ride, a 1934 Lagonda 4.5 litre Rapide Le Mans isn't mine, regrettably. Belongs to a Swiss friend with a lot more wherewithal!!


#4069982 - 01/27/15 05:10 AM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Wow, nice stuff, guys, keep 'em coming!

MFair, I've ridden back east and out here. Back east there are more bugs, but here in the desert, they are bigger with a hard carapace. The tradeoff is, out here you get hit less but it hurts more!

Raine, those are both super sweet! I used to have a crappy convertible, nothing nice like those, but they sure are fun to bomb around in. My Aunt also had a series of MGs back in the early 80's that we would go everywhere in!

nbryant, I bet you sneak up on people and leave them in the dust with that little covert operation! Where will the spoiler attach when you get it installed? I've also been to Baltimore a few times, had probably the best cheese steak ever down on the waterfront...

#4070004 - 01/27/15 07:15 AM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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I'm in...

My slammed 2011 FXDWG "Wide Glide" - 14" Apes, 200 Metzler in the rear - ridin' low and slow.



'99 Jeep Cherokee XJ (Presently working on) - with my DD (2010 Santa Fe) in the background.


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#4070084 - 01/27/15 02:39 PM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Ooh, nice, OvStachel, love how the tank flames are echoed in the seat! Is that a stock seat or custom?

#4070091 - 01/27/15 02:57 PM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Hard to pick a favorite between these two but now days either one is my favorite ride.


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#4070097 - 01/27/15 03:23 PM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Thanks Rick. It's a custom seat from C&C Customs in California. The Sissy bar from Ginz Choppers in Cali as well.

The bike came with all kinds of stuff blacked out, which I personally don't like. I wanted the 'old skool' look from the 90's with everything chromed. So I did a mix. I left some things blacked out, others I bought all new chrome. I think it picked up the color and lines of the bike just right.

I eventually want to get some custom rims as well... not for a while though. That's all brand new rubber... 200 Metzeler on the rear.

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I'd rather die fighting, than live for nothing. - Gen. G.S. Patton
#4070120 - 01/27/15 04:33 PM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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I had this XL 1200N for a couple years, made a few runs from home (new jersey) down the blue Ridge parkway. Modified pipes and intake, and added saddlebags when I went for a longer mission.



Then one routine patrol in friendly territory, an EA caught me. I sustained 22% damage (broken leg), but the ride was written off.

#4070121 - 01/27/15 04:33 PM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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OvStachel, how bad was the snow storm on Lawn-guy-land?
Nice bikes Rick and Ov.
Love that convertible Raine.
Cool sleeper wagon nbryant.

MFair, awesome off roading possibiities there!

I have an old 98 Ranger xlt 4x4 I call "Old Gray". It is possessed by demons from it's former life and thinks it is stolen once in awhile. The lights flash, horn blows, and then I have to disconnect the positive terminal to get Old Gray to shut up. There is a secret ritual that must be preformed via locking and unlocking doors and turning on and off headlights before the positive cable can be hooked back up.

#4070123 - 01/27/15 04:35 PM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Ouch Lofty, glad you survived that mission!

#4070196 - 01/27/15 07:18 PM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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That's what I was waiting for, MFair, good old solid one horsepower! What are their names?

OvStachel, I was thinking that was the chromiest chrome I have ever seen, you can see it is way shinier than mine, which is stock.

loftyc, Yikes! that looks painful! Did your fibula grow back correctly? I guess a bone that thin would be hard to pin. Of course, it's a good thing it was an enemy aircraft and not a fence, you'd be dead... behindcouch

#4070250 - 01/27/15 09:00 PM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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My porsche 944 -86. well it is sold now, but would love to own this car again next summer.

#4070373 - 01/28/15 02:08 AM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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I usually take the cover off my MGB in April, it begins to warm up last of april/mid May. We love to go for a drive with the the off. I restored the MG in '86 and we drive it only in the warm months. [size:9pt][/size]





#4070379 - 01/28/15 02:18 AM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Rich, your '64 is where I want mine to be one day.



It is currently up on work stands in my barn as I slowly pick away at the bodywork. Someday ... someday.

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#4070387 - 01/28/15 02:53 AM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Rick, OvS, loftyc, nice bikes Gents. And loftyc, I feel your pain Sir. Bikes and I came to an understanding many moons ago: I dont try to ride them and they dont try to kill me.

nbryant, that is quite the wagon.

Raine, love the BMW, but love the 34 Lagonda more.

Paarma, hope you can get your Porsche again soon.

MFair, I haven't ridden a horse in about 35 years. Wouldn't mind riding again, provided it was a horse with a laid-back disposition.

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#4070418 - 01/28/15 04:32 AM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Jwrich, lovely restoration. Lou, you should get OvStachel to skin yours!

BTW Lou, the Beemer is the Z4M with the 3.2 l E84 engine from the M3. Jail time speed. But the Lagonda would do 125 mph with mechanical brakes and skinny bias-ply tires, just to add excitement. More thrills came from its preselector transmission and the centre throttle pedal array (pedals L to R are clutch -- throttle -- brake).

#4070441 - 01/28/15 06:50 AM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Those are lovely rides gents. The MG's take me back to my teenage years!
OvStachel I think you hit the Old school look to a T.
Rick,the gelding I am on is Cappy, short for Captain Jack. The sorel mare is Array.
Lou, If you are ever in MS., stop by for a ride. I owe you for the fine maps! All of mine are well trained. At my age and as broke up as I have been over my lifetime, I cannot afford to be a dirt dart. I don't ride young horses or "but" horses. That's a horse where someone says "he's a great horse, but....."


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#4070445 - 01/28/15 07:00 AM Re: OT Personal Rides [Re: Rick_Rawlings]  
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Nice MGs, they are like the ones my Aunt had. My brother and I had to ride on the back "bump" (there is no back seat...)

MFair, gelding? Yikes! Hope you don't give him any cause for complaint...

Sweet Porsche, Paarma! That color scheme gives it a James Bond kind of look! I've never owned a Porsche even long enough to let it go, so I'm jealous!

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