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Weekly Piney Woods BBQ lunch

Tourmeister

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I'd swear it has been raining for 40 days and 40 nights around here. We've not been seeing much sunshine since the end of August. Everyday around 3-4 pm we've been getting storms that drop anywhere from 1/2" to an 1". Of course, the whole time we been trying to have the garage renovated and the roof on the house redone... It's getting there, slowly but surely. The roofers backed their trailer up to the side of the house right there by the garage... The trailer sank about 10" deep... There are several places where they just trashed the yard. The roof looks great, but I am not real happy about the yard. I'll definitely have to get out a shovel and do some serious repair work.

Dad has been doing physical therapy several times a week. I think he has it tomorrow at 11:00am. So I can't skip out in the morning and come to work late. I could REALLY use a ride though...
 
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Since I haven't worked more than 5 days since middle of June , slightly under 5,000 miles on my truck , 170 on the new bicycle , I think around 750 on the dirt bike and I really don't know how many on two street bikes and actually have some paying work I can do tomorrow I probly should tend to it . Otherwise I'd be in for BBQ .
 

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We had 4 show today. CJ's has become my favorite local BBQ.

James, how's the back? I'll let you share your story if you choose to.:mrgreen:
Thanks for asking, I think I sprained it trying to yank the GS up on to the center stand that resulted in me and the bike taking a dive yo the parking lot. :giveup:

Took some meds and rested the rest of the evening and it seems better this morning. Sounds like it will need to give the back a couple of weeks before I need a doctor to look at my back.

The moral of the story is if it won't get on the center stand easily there is sorting causing it, so don't force it. In my case the asphalt has a 3 to 4 inch dip where my rear tire was.

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...The moral of the story is if it won't get on the center stand easily there is sorting causing it, so don't force it. In my case the asphalt has a 3 to 4 inch dip where my rear tire was.
I agree. 2 years ago riding the COBDR I stopped at a rest area. There was a large group 20+ from Europe riding Harley's with support/chase of trucks and enclosed trailers. I went to put the fully loaded for camping Tenere on the centerstand and it was very difficult. Took every inch of strength I had to do it but wasn't going to let all those Harley riders see me fail. Turns out the bike was in gear. Duuh!

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Very tempted and depending on how work goes tomorrow morning i might still take off and go. I am up for anything in the Lufkin, Shreveport and Texarkana areas almost any time. I almost always have a reason to head to those areas. Iola is just alittle too far west for me to do without taking the majority of the day off. I'll let you know first thing in the morning how the day is shaping up though.
 

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As pretty as it is outside right now, I sure hope you went, even if you were the only one to show up!
Well it was a street ride after all, and it looked like no one was going so I decided to go for a run instead. Since retiring, I sure don't ride nearly as much as I thought I would...



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Well, I had hoped to make it as I really like Mallett Bro BBQ, but I had to come into work early to cover for a person that is out of the office. It sure is a pretty day. It would have been HARD to make myself ride back to work after lunch... :sun:
 

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Well, I had hoped to make it as I really like Mallett Bro BBQ, but I had to come into work early to cover for a person that is out of the office. It sure is a pretty day. It would have been HARD to make myself ride back to work after lunch... :sun:
Missed a good meal and great weather! Had 7 guys today!
 

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I am counting on you Rob, your forecast has got to be better than my chosen meteorologist. I told my wife about the '0' forecast for precipitation yesterday and she said that after I left on the bike yesterday, they changed it to 80% ... LOL.
 

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Wow... that is just about perfect!

I might have to impose on Dad to let me come in a bit later to work than normal lest I go nuts... He LOVES their ribs. Maybe if I offer to bring back a few for him he will relent :-P
 

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I'm telling ya... it was HARD going back to work after lunch today!! :twitch: It was such a pretty day. The dirt roads were great, with only a few nasty spots. I could have ridden all day. :sun:

As always, the food at C&Js was great. Dad enjoyed the ribs I brought back for him.
 

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You guys may have heard me mention that I had to change the brake pads on my wifes car. This information came from the Honda dealer from Clear Lake when my wife took it in to have the oil changed. When we bought the car we bought a lifetime oil change. This dealership takes advantage of people, especially women, who don't have the resources or the knowledge to check for themselves. Here's what I found:

Comparison of the current pad (top) to the new pads (lower). There is at least 50% left on the pad.
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I also realize you really don't want the pad to go all the way to the wear indicator, but it is a long way from being there:
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The dealership charges over $250 to change the pads. I bought these Wagner pads for $45 and it is a very easy job to change them. This wasn't the first time they tried to get us. My daughter also took her car in for an oil change and they wanted to charge her $250 to change the rotors and another $250 for pads because they were ruined. When I went in, the story changed, they covered it under warranty, but only because "they were good guys!"

You may not be able to tell, but I am a little PO'ed right now! Thanks for letting me vent!
 
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And dealerships often wonder why people don't trust them... :roll:

Those Jiffy Lube and similar places do the same thing. You go in for an oil change and they start listing all these things that are wrong with your car. "Dude... JUST change the oil and filter... NOTHING ELSE!" And then they start in with how you are gonna crash and burn if you don't fix all the things on their list before you leave their shop :doh:
 

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And dealerships often wonder why people don't trust them... :roll:

Those Jiffy Lube and similar places do the same thing. You go in for an oil change and they start listing all these things that are wrong with your car. "Dude... JUST change the oil and filter... NOTHING ELSE!" And then they start in with how you are gonna crash and burn if you don't fix all the things on their list before you leave their shop :doh:
I think the thing that makes me most angry is that they pick on the women. I am certain that that statement would cause my wife to go ballistic. But, let's be honest, you got a good looking service writer telling you, "oh, your car is going to go down in flames, if you don't have this repaired immediately, we wouldn't want that to happen to you!" Easy pickins. Fortunately, my wife and daughters know to come ask me about it first.
 
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Stubbs got Michelle like that when she took her bike in for inspection. Told her the rear brake pads were almost gone. I tried to tell her that they had plenty of wear left and I could do it for less than 1/3 their price. But, she had them changed anyway.

To the other extreme, an old college friend’s wife told him her brakes were making a funny noise when she backed out of the driveway. He swapped cars with her, took hers into the Firestone shop in Clear Lake, and when the guy pulled the wheel, they found she had no pad left and was halfway through the rotor on two wheels. So, ever since, “funny noise” has been a running joke.
 
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