a Tribute and sad Remberance of The Big Blue Bus

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  1. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    BadDNA Had to retire teh Big Blue Bus , it will be missed , ANd Now BadDNA will be able to sneek up up on us too!




    Taken from the Window ( Me ) on the Burke Mt Toll Road, I swear i herd that Beast a Mile before it caught up to me



    With Custom Made protection for Hauling bikes









    And finally diving off in to the Sunset !



    what a great Bike Hauler it was .. Thanks for all the rides BadDNA!!!
     

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  2. BadDNA

    BadDNA hophead

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    I'm sure there'll be times I'll miss it, sitting at the fuel pump will not be one of those times though. The new van has already been dubbed the "Mini butane blue bus" and although it won't be able to haul quite as much (at least until I put a trailer hitch on it) I'm sure it will haul with much greater comfort.





     
  3. BadDNA

    BadDNA hophead

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    Now...who's got a pile of bike related stickers they don't know what to do with? Gotta decorate this thing appropriately.
     
  4. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    wasn't that thing a disl?
     
  5. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    I have some stickers for You!
     
  6. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    HOLY CRAP! I had the same exact van until I traded it in for this a month ago.






    Enjoy the Mini-Awesome (that's what I called mine) Eamon!
     
  7. BadDNA

    BadDNA hophead

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    It was. 216k miles on it now and still purring right along.
     
  8. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    I didn't know you were a mother of 3, BadDNA.
     
  9. BadDNA

    BadDNA hophead

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    Well, father of 4 actually, here's me and the missus last summer on vacation:


    The boys at daycare:


    The girls playing in the back yard, got them working on their moves already, when they turn 18 I'll be rich:
     
  10. BadDNA

    BadDNA hophead

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    Did yours have a little ding on the bottom driver's side of the hatch?
     
  11. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Hey you can fit a decent amount of bikes inside those things. Just make the extra passengers hang on to the roof rack! ;)
     
  12. BadDNA

    BadDNA hophead

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    I'll let them know you said it was okay.
     
  13. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Or put the bikes in the back of the van and the riders in the trailer! ;)
     
  14. Spero

    Spero ass rainbow

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    or get one of these. great fun on the highway I bet

     
  15. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Nope, not mine.
     
  16. SlapheadMofo

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    RIP Big Blue.

    Another shuttle vehicle bites the dust...if we have to start riding UP this year I'm gonna be pissed. :monkey:
     
  17. BadDNA

    BadDNA hophead

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    Ah, don't worry D. We'll be shuttling with the van.
     
  18. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I'm looking for a truck like that. It's tough to find quad cab short bed (looks like a short bed anyway) diesels around here. Everything is either long bed or dually.

    I can't wait to pay 1.75 a gallon for Bio, it will be a nice change. I know my friends truck is getting about 22 mpg in his 4x4 dually.
     
  19. Connundrum1

    Connundrum1 Monkey

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    I have the Dodge Grand Caravan and i've been shuttling with it for almost 2 years. take the bucket seats out and slide that back one forward so you have 5 seat belts total. then take the front wheels off the bikes (pain in the ass, i know) and you can fit 4 to 5 bikes in that cargo space easily.
     
  20. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Congrats, you now have one of the most efficient shuttle vehicles available. I can fit 5 bikes and riders in my Caravan w/o removing the wheels. My van also has tinted windows and isn't covered with bike stickers. That way know one ever suspects it's full of rowdy DH'rs, which is great if you happen to be some where you're not supposed to be. Uhhh, not that I would do that.