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  1. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    I just quit my job to wander the country and see friends. (see this thread from the lounge: Original Thread

    I'll be posting pics I take along the way. The first installment is from the short jog to my parent's house in Syracuse. I managed to stuff almost all of my worldly belongings in and on my trusty economobile.
    I'll only be staying here a couple of days to get things sorted out, then it's back on the road.
     
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  2. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Can't wait to see your updates to this thread!!
     
  3. chqm8

    chqm8 Chimp

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    I envy you.

    I wish that I had done this when I was younger and single/no kids/no mortgage etc.

    Have a great trip and take lots of pics!!
     
  4. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Some shots of my poor little overloaded car as it traveled from Danbury to Syracuse.




    Repacked and ready to roll.


    Reposted from my thread in the lounge; the new planned route.
     
  5. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    White dots are stops? If you have time when you drive through KC I might be able to meet you for a ride. Looks like you are stopping in Columbia, correct?
     
  6. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    I'll be stopping to see a friend in Louisville, KY, and DNA has been kind enough to offer me a place to crash in Columbia, MO. Where are you?
     
  7. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    Warrensburg, MO about an hour east of KC and 1.75hr from Columbia. DNA and I have exchanged PMs about your arrival. I'll try to meet up with you guys if I can. Be kinda cool as I haven't made it out to ride any Columbia trails (assuming you wanna ride in Columbia). I will say that KC has one of the best urban trail systems in the midwest (or anywhere for that matter) at Landahl Park.
     
  8. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Got to Buffalo last weekend. The weather was so nice (80 degrees!) that a couple friends and I decided to hit up the beach at Port Dalhousie just over the border in Ontario. I was not so nice. Actually it was downright cold. They did have a shroom snackbar though, as well as the worlds ugliest vineyards. Not a total loss.





    Mashed myself up riding BMX at Buff State yesterday, but managed to get a couple good shots out of it.



    ...and a bit of video
     
  9. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Here's the fruit of a little ride around the city armed with my camera.
    Town Hall








    The hubba ledges. So many grinds have been invented right here.








    This church is actually the headquarters for Righteous Babe Records and a concert venue.


    And a parting shot as I left town.
     
  10. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Rode Ray's MTB Park in Cleveland with JustMtnB44 yesterday. Old camera combined with low lighting conditions made for some pretty blurry images, but here goes anyway.





     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    Awesome !! Enjoy it all, and I am looking forward to seeing more!!
     
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    you're travelling the states and not stopping in california?
     
  13. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    I rode the doberman up at skytop the other day.... F'ing sweet little bike. I'll put up some pics....manuals like a SOB...also theres a whole bunch of fun bridges and drops up there ....some ones been digging too. jumps are a little tight for 26" but doberman is pretty solid in there.
     
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    don't drink this or your heart will F'ing splode !

     
  16. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    So glad you like it, Kjurt.....I'm more afraid of rockstar. It consistently gives me the shakes.

    Forgotten comment about Ray's: For a place sponsored by Moen, the condition of the bathroom is a surprise. That bathroom is where aids came from.
     
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    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Allright, it's been a while and a few miles since my last update. Time for some more photos.
    There's some pretty interesting architecture going on in downtown Pittsburgh:














    Couldn't resist.


    In case you can't tell what's going on, there's 2 guys on one ladder on the side of a really tall bridge installing a bracket. Holy crap job, Batman. I hope they're getting hazard pay.


    My Brooklyn Bars started to crack on me, so Brungeman helped me replace them. I don't think it hurt the look of the bike at all.


    On my last day in the burgh I went on a little skatepark mission and visited 3 of the public parks in the area. Makes me a bit jealous, to say the least.
    A couple of money shots from the South Park Skatepark:







    Much thanks to Justin and Dave (JustMtnB44 and Brungeman) for all your hospitality. It was really good to see you both. Brungeman, please post those dirt jump photos when you get the chance. I'd like to see how those came out.
     
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    "So there I was, wide awake at 4am in this chicks bed all hopped up on rockstar with a huge boner..."
     
  19. Sandwich

    Sandwich just shake your rump
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    whaaaaaaaaat? story time?
     
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    w00dy you can field that one haha :popcorn:
     
  21. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    Nice Pics of the Burgh!

    well I just resized these and did a little touch up on a few.

    just a couple of shots from our small dj set.
    wOOdy


    wOOdy rockin the 20




    showing me how to ride my own bike! (you'll see why in a few pics :biggrin: )




    wOOdy making some adjustments to the first kicker...



    wOOdy killin it on the little line with a big bike!



    wOOdy behind the lens catching me in EPIC FAIL MODE :biggrin:


    I had a great time, it was great to see you and be a whistle stop on your journey! I hope you enjoyed your stay in the Burgh! :thumb:

    good luck and keep up the reports...
     
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    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    No way am I telling that story to the internet.
     
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    Sandwich just shake your rump
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    how's the pedomobile working out for you? did you asplode it yet? check engine a gogo?
     
  24. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Civic still rolls happily as evar. The rear bumper started to come off (rusted out mounting bolt at the edge of the wheel well), but luckily my shorts had some extra string coming out of them cinching up the leg holes. I sacrificed that useless feature and was able to tie everything in place.
     
  25. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Ahhh.... Walkabout. Well done, young lad! :thumb:
     
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    These cranks are pretty well shot. Might put different ones on here and run it single speed.....might also try a 24" in the front for a while. Been riding split rock and skytop...... so so hard to pedal all over without sitting etc..... but real fun anyway

    http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll201/kpedal84/pinscher.jpg
     
  27. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Here's a Louisville Installment:

    Staying with my friend Bubba from School (yeah, a skinny white guy that goes by Bubba, not what you'd expect).
    He's got a pretty kicking little machine shop in his basement.

    This is his homebrew CNC workspace. He's going to turn the green mill and possibly the lathe into automated units.








    And one of the man himself. In Bubba's defense, he's not as bald as the picture makes him look.


    He's been doing a lot of work with Magnesium. It's not the most durable thing in the world, but damn is it light. Pictured is a Magnesium sprocket he gave me.
     
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    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Louisville has a rad outdoor cement park. It's huge, really well made, totally free, and no helmets required (Darwin-friendly).







    The rider isn't all that visible in this one. It's the same guy as the previous pictures in the pipe, so you can get an idea as to the size of it.
     
  29. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    ...and finally some money shots of Looeyville.
    This bridge has a bike lane on it. Just thought that was pretty cool.










    The rest of these were shot from the Indiana side of the Ohio River.










     
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    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Better one of Bubs.
     
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    brungeman I give a shirt

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    Is that a Craftsman clock?

    :rofl: bwahahaha!!!

    that is about the only thing in that shop that is from sears! nice shop!

    how long are you in Loooou ville for?

    was there some sort of big storm that delivered all of that driftwood to that damn?
     
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    I worked at a machine shop two summers in a row. They were an automotive shop ... lots of boring and honing....even some custom babbit bearing making for antiques.......It was fun......Is that a harbor freight milling machine ? ...... whats the Bubba email ...... I know G-code for CNC too ....had to take a class .... Man I wish I had a shop like that....would make bike parts all day
     
  33. Sandwich

    Sandwich just shake your rump
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    yeah let's get him involved and start building some stupid ****.
     
  34. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Forgot to mention, I hung out with a bunch of dirty bmxicans on friday night. FBM was kicking off a small midwest tour and had a couple of parties. http://www.fbmbmx.com/news.php?newsid=1181

    If Crandall offers you hot sauce, decline. Also, make sure you're not holding a cat when they bring out the stuffed fox, Marbles. Leland got the $hit clawed out of him.
     
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    Most of the race car wheels I've used were made out of magnesium...it's pretty decent stuff. Sprocket looks nice.
     
  36. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    It's pretty soft, probably won't last long. I just think it's cool, mostly.
     
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    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Got the chainring on the bike last night and took some money shots.





    aaaaand as predicted, that was short-lived.

     
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    splat Nam I am

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    He has a Fine collection of Stepper and Servo Motors there . I see 3 & 5 stacks in Both size 58 and 83 , can't quite tell what he is using to drive them. But I can tell I like this guy!!!
     
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    Bubba has a pretty sweet shop going on there. What does he use it for mostly, just making bike parts?

    I like the results of the chainring, how long did it last exactly?

    Cool pictures of the Burgh and Louisville, keep 'em coming on your trip!
     
  40. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    The chainring lasted about 2 minutes. One good crank would have done it if I were trying to finish it off. Mostly he seems to be making parts to make the machines automated. He hasn't been on his bike much in the past year.