simicrintz

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  1. I'm happy to have learned in the dirt and then gone to the street as opposed to the other way. The dirt (IMHO) requires more attention to changes and just prepares you better for stuff once on the slab.
  2. Hello, McFly; you cannot go back to the future on this page and the 20011's are not out yet I'll keep my eyes out in my travels, Ken!
  3. Happy belated birthday, Mimi!
  4. I did not know Arnie nor ever got the chance to meet him, but his character is obvious from the posts you all are putting up. To me, the worth of a man (or a women) is not how much money they made or how many accomplishments, but rather how they lived. Again, it is obvious that Arnie made a difference and was a man of character; I can think of no greater calling. RIP Arnie.
  5. It's all about a comfort level and willingness. I taught my wife to ride some years back on a CRF150 at Ocotillo. You could tell that she was never 100% comfortable and lacked the confidence needed. We got out of the desert for a while (dang recession!) and sold some of the herd, and her CRF was one of them. I'm not sure that she will ever get back on a bike again (never any incidents but just not super comfortable on 2 wheels). I've had her on the back of the XR for a couple of 150+ mile rides and will rent a Harley now and then and put her on the back for some day trips, so at least I get that!
  6. I have no input on tires for this trip, but I spent a week in Moab in April (50th anniversary trip on another page I am on) and just wanted to say that I am very jealous! What a beautiful area; you will have a great time!
  7. Cliff travels (mobile service) if needed. Let me know if you need his info.
  8. I use a guy up in Ramona (Fuerst Engineering); he shortened my D-44 a couple of years ago and has done a lot of work for me over the years. Let me know if you can't find his number and I will pass it on to you. Can recommend with 100% confidence.
  9. I'm in an old 1960's house as well; some of it was well built and some of it not so much! I have to leave for Montana tomorrow and won't be back until late Sunday night. Give me a call or text (760.535.8411) and I'll make some calls and see what I can do. Might be a good idea to have it looked at and assessed before any rains (if we get any) come.
  10. So you think it is just framing? Was it a permitted structure? What is the rest of the house finished in? I'm not the guy to do the work (I'm a pool guy) but I've been in construction for 40 years now and know a few folks and am happy to see if they can help as a "side job".
  11. Any idea what is under the siding?
  12. Thank you guys for clearing this up. I thought D.I.C.K. was an acronym for something, kind of like the Man from UNCLE. I never knew what that stood for either........
  13. Never even looked at you! I will withhold my other observation but I see this every day also (as well as people STILL holding their cell phones an inch from their mouth-It's hands free people not ear free!!!!). I read the article about cause of crashes that someone else posted earlier. It really all comes down to paying attention and giving yourself enough room to react. Good for you for seeing this coming and staying safe!
  14. I own an eCommerce pool supply site. Some of my competitors have (much sometimes) lower prices than me on some items (I know they buy in bulk, sell at cost and then collect a rebate at the end of the year from the manufacturer to make up for it). When I am talking to a potential customer and I am getting beat by another seller I honestly state that the item he is trying to buy is a commodity item. If my price is too high please buy it from the cheapest guy (with a good rating!) as it is the same part from any of us. I see this the same here. The internet has definitely made it hard on the brick and mortar guys, but at the end of the day why would you buy a Bic pen for $2 if you could buy it somewhere else for $1? It really is hard to buy local if the price is that far apart, unless you think that there is some value from physically going in a store........
  15. Thanks guys. Just checked them again and they do not move (have not wired them but may). Sometimes you get told something and it makes you think you've been being foolish or unsafe in the past, so thought I would check on this. Gonna leave them and stick with the hair spray method!
  16. Just finished installing a Scotts damper and threw on a new set of bars (old set were bent from a dirt nap a while back). Picked up a set of grips and the guy tried to sell me some grip glue for them. Told him I had always used hair spray in the past but now he has me worried. I did not buy the grip glue and used hair spray (they seem to be nice and tight), do you guys think I should pull them and go get the glue?
  17. Couldn't find anything in Open Discussion. Whatever happened it does not sound good; sorry to hear that.
  18. Just got home (left when the BBQ fired up!). Good to see Steve and Ken again, and nice to meet Mr. Jaja and Tom. Thanks for putting this on; looked like a good time was being had by all!
  19. That truck/toy hauler combo is sweet!
  20. I'm old; had to look that up. Learned something new today!
  21. Got my first hair cut at Del's around 1961 from the pics I've seen (I don't remember it!)!
  22. Not trying to bust your chops johnnyg! I hope to be able to stop by and meet you and the others. I've only met kkug so far; have you heard he has a 2017 EXC 500
  23. Saw this on the initial post The location would be 925 Chardonney Way, Escondido 92029 You are very close to Walmart and Costco and even BevMo!
  24. I have nothing to work on but would like to try and stop by and meet some of you guys if possible. Since I have nothing to offer I promise not to eat or drink anything!