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dí76
09-21-2008, 09:17 PM
Today, Jake and Hiram, bgffdave and Connie and I took off on an excursion across Unity and Troy and maybe some other places. We HAd a blast. Many thanks go to Jake for being our fearless leader and taking us on a nice mix of great ATVing. We had all types of terrain and several caches that I had already done but Dave was able to get the smileys. The trails down that way are well marked and in great shape. We wrapped the night at the local HOP and it was awesome, by far the best trails I have run across this summer. Going through the colvert was wicked cool to. :D

Oh and thanks Jake for helping Hiram pick out the atv that he bought just for this trip. Now we need to talk him into something to tow it with so he isnt just riding it around the yard.

steverph
09-22-2008, 07:50 PM
A friend and I went to Troy last Saturday and rode in the Troy ATV Club's Poker Run. We had about 40 ATVs in the group and lots of folks were riding double. We went about 20 miles on Troy's great trails. I was looking for Jake but did not see him. He was there for this event a couple of years ago and I did find 3 of his caches that day. Lots of fun. I even went home with a prize.

Steve O.

Hiram357
09-22-2008, 08:41 PM
A friend and I went to Troy last Saturday and rode in the Troy ATV Club's Poker Run. We had about 40 ATVs in the group and lots of folks were riding double. We went about 20 miles on Troy's great trails. I was looking for Jake but did not see him. He was there for this event a couple of years ago and I did find 3 of his caches that day. Lots of fun. I even went home with a prize.

Steve O.

Jake was busy picking up my my new polaris and buying cheese. :D

Hiram357
09-22-2008, 08:44 PM
Today, Jake and Hiram, bgffdave and Connie and I took off on an excursion across Unity and Troy and maybe some other places. We HAd a blast. Many thanks go to Jake for being our fearless leader and taking us on a nice mix of great ATVing. We had all types of terrain and several caches that I had already done but Dave was able to get the smileys. The trails down that way are well marked and in great shape. We wrapped the night at the local HOP and it was awesome, by far the best trails I have run across this summer. Going through the colvert was wicked cool to. :D

Oh and thanks Jake for helping Hiram pick out the atv that he bought just for this trip. Now we need to talk him into something to tow it with so he isnt just riding it around the yard.


Yes, tons of fun! I'm sure glad I have a friend like jake to talk me into buying such things :D

and there's nothin better than washin down some mud with some UHOP :D

so I wanna go riding again, come pick me up (getting a hitch on the suby might be harder than it seems...) :rolleyes::p

firefighterjake
09-23-2008, 07:58 AM
Today, Jake and Hiram, bgffdave and Connie and I took off on an excursion across Unity and Troy and maybe some other places. We HAd a blast. Many thanks go to Jake for being our fearless leader and taking us on a nice mix of great ATVing. We had all types of terrain and several caches that I had already done but Dave was able to get the smileys. The trails down that way are well marked and in great shape. We wrapped the night at the local HOP and it was awesome, by far the best trails I have run across this summer. Going through the colvert was wicked cool to. :D

Oh and thanks Jake for helping Hiram pick out the atv that he bought just for this trip. Now we need to talk him into something to tow it with so he isnt just riding it around the yard.

Thanks for the kind words Dave . . . I had a good time on the ride too. Haven't been out for a ride in a long, long time.

I do have some corrections however.

1) It's not just a local HOP . . . it's just plain UHOP and I am a bit biased as I think it offers one of the best pizzas in the area.

2) I had nothing to do with Hiram and his ATV. I simply provided a trailer to him after he made the purchase.

firefighterjake
09-23-2008, 08:08 AM
A friend and I went to Troy last Saturday and rode in the Troy ATV Club's Poker Run. We had about 40 ATVs in the group and lots of folks were riding double. We went about 20 miles on Troy's great trails. I was looking for Jake but did not see him. He was there for this event a couple of years ago and I did find 3 of his caches that day. Lots of fun. I even went home with a prize.

Steve O.

I think this was the first poker run that I have missed since Troy started doing a poker run as a fund raiser . . . however my reason was that I was off with Hiram as he purchased an ATV and cheese (well I must confess that I also bought some cheese from the Amish farmer) . . . and then in the afternoon we worked on my house.

What did you end up with as a prize . . . I understand there were some pretty decent prizes this year, including $100 cash and a $150 service from Chase Toys.

firefighterjake
09-23-2008, 08:10 AM
Yes, tons of fun! I'm sure glad I have a friend like jake to talk me into buying such things :D

and there's nothin better than washin down some mud with some UHOP :D

so I wanna go riding again, come pick me up (getting a hitch on the suby might be harder than it seems...) :rolleyes::p

Hey now . . . I had absolutely nothing to do with talking you into buying any such thing . . . I mean if I was to talk you into buying an ATV I would have convinced you to get a Honda ATV.

bgrffdave
09-23-2008, 10:14 AM
I'll start out with a thank you to Jake for being our tour guide. We had a great time. My better half was still laughing even after coughing up the big mud ball!! The underground portion of the tour was especially unique although I have to admit to wondering Jake... how in the world would you get out of that spot if you got half way across and decided, "I'm not going to make it."?

We all should be praying for divine intervention with the "new toy/no trailer/with what do I haul it with without my wife killing me" dilemma that now perplexes Hiram. That might be his only hope and path to salvation!!

I can, however, live with his choice of machine. While it wasn't an Can-Am it at least isn't a Suzuki :eek: because from what I saw on our trip those things bottom out on acorns... LOL!

steverph
09-23-2008, 11:53 AM
I think this was the first poker run that I have missed since Troy started doing a poker run as a fund raiser . . . however my reason was that I was off with Hiram as he purchased an ATV and cheese (well I must confess that I also bought some cheese from the Amish farmer) . . . and then in the afternoon we worked on my house.

What did you end up with as a prize . . . I understand there were some pretty decent prizes this year, including $100 cash and a $150 service from Chase Toys.

I was pretty far down on the winners list but I ended up with a couple quarts of oil and a can of WD40. Always good things to have in the garage. There were many prizes, most of which were awarded on the doorprize tickets instead of the poker hands so the prizes were spread around pretty well.

BTW, why would you help somebody buy a Polaris? ;) Yamaha is the way to go!

Steve

firefighterjake
09-23-2008, 01:25 PM
I'll start out with a thank you to Jake for being our tour guide. We had a great time. My better half was still laughing even after coughing up the big mud ball!! The underground portion of the tour was especially unique although I have to admit to wondering Jake... how in the world would you get out of that spot if you got half way across and decided, "I'm not going to make it."?

We all should be praying for divine intervention with the "new toy/no trailer/with what do I haul it with without my wife killing me" dilemma that now perplexes Hiram. That might be his only hope and path to salvation!!

I can, however, live with his choice of machine. While it wasn't an Can-Am it at least isn't a Suzuki :eek: because from what I saw on our trip those things bottom out on acorns... LOL!

I'm just surprised that a 6 foot 5 guy on a two-up Can Am actually fit in the tunnel without leaving a permanent gray streak on the culvert from his helmet.

Has anyone heard from Hiram . . . I'm thinking Medawisla might have killed him by now. Hiram . . . are you out there? Are you alive?

The Polaris 500 is actually a pretty nice machine . . . just not my choice since I'm pretty much a die-hard Honda ATV fan. Now about the Suzuki . . . Dave bottomed out so much because of . . . Connie . . . you know all that extra weight. ;):D Note to folks that don't know Dave or Connie . . . Connie is kind of vertically challenged and not what you would call very "beefy." ;):D Truth be told, Dave has the plow mount on his ATV . . . must have mistaken the frost warning from earlier this week for a blizzard warning or something along those lines.;):D

firefighterjake
09-23-2008, 01:27 PM
I was pretty far down on the winners list but I ended up with a couple quarts of oil and a can of WD40. Always good things to have in the garage. There were many prizes, most of which were awarded on the doorprize tickets instead of the poker hands so the prizes were spread around pretty well.

BTW, why would you help somebody buy a Polaris? ;) Yamaha is the way to go!

Steve

:) Actually while I am Honda red through and through . . . I did once ride a Grizzly and really liked the ride (very similar to Honda in terms of feeling as though I was riding a bit lower to the ground compared to Polaris and other ATVs I have ridden on in the past . . . but with the added comfort of IRS and an automatic transmission.)

Medawisla
09-23-2008, 04:54 PM
We all should be praying for divine intervention with the "new toy/no trailer/with what do I haul it with without my wife killing me" dilemma that now perplexes Hiram. That might be his only hope and path to salvation!!

Aaron's only dead to me; he has even given up his video games! Now all he does is play with his new toy...:rolleyes:;)
All relationships are about give and take: He can get the Suby to tow if he takes the maintenance costs of the Suby:rolleyes:, Give and Take...:DThough I don't think it'll be long before we trade it in for something with more clearance:eek:: We're having to change our camping plans just because we can't get into Wheel Barrel Pitch:(...But if we get a gas-guzzler again, then he's buying me a bike to take to work! :p:D

Hiram357
09-23-2008, 05:37 PM
He can get the Suby to tow if he takes the maintenance costs of the Suby

Well yeah, but you wouldn't be with me when I have the ATV with me...


I was thinkin instead of takin up space with a trailer and going through the hassle of a hitch and all, that I could probably pick up an S-10 for just as much as it would cost to get a trailer and hitch....

Hiram357
09-23-2008, 05:40 PM
Has anyone heard from Hiram . . . I'm thinking Medawisla might have killed him by now. Hiram . . . are you out there? Are you alive?



I'm still alive, and Dave is witness to me being out and about, so you know that this isn't stef typing trying to cover up the murder... :p:rolleyes::D

Hiram357
09-23-2008, 07:19 PM
and there were some discussions about mounting GPSs to the ATVs and the silencers too... Here's some links from Cabela's

the mount
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat21412-cat20161&id=0046195523059a&navCount=2&podId=0046195&parentId=cat20161&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=XJ&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat20161&hasJS=true


the silencer

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat21412-cat20161&id=0014420521114a&navCount=3&podId=0014420&parentId=cat20161&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=IJ&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat20161&hasJS=true

and this just looks like somethin dave would have... sorry, i don't think it's strong enough to hold up your 500...

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?id=0005954520281a&navCount=1&podId=0005954&parentId=cat20149&masterpathid=&navAction=jump&cmCat=MainCatcat21412-cat20149&catalogCode=IJ&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat20149&hasJS=true

bgrffdave
09-23-2008, 08:09 PM
I can in fact vouch for the fact that our troublemaker Hiram is alive and well... although I can't vouch for how well.

Did you happen to notice that both the GPS holder and gun mount linked to at Cabela's were RAM Mount products or made up of mostly their parts? I think I shared this info in another thread but I know Hiram NEEDS navigation equipment on that thing (among many other upgrades and "farkles":D) so here goes again...

The RAM Mount page with ALL their kits and parts:
http://www.ram-mount.com (they don't sell direct)
A place that seems to stock ALL the RAM mount stuff:
http://www.custommounts.com/

That silencer product really interests me. I'd love to see one on a machine and hear what kind of a difference it makes. Noise is often the biggest complaint about recreational vehicles be they land or water... besides jerks who can't follow the rules and be courteous.

Hiram357
09-23-2008, 08:51 PM
troublemaker!!?!? you've been talking to stef again haven't you! :p

yeah, I need some navigation equipment alright... actually I just need to find it... (I currently have 3 units, somewhere in Maine...):rolleyes: but I was thinking of tryin out that silencer first, I'll tell ya what, if you buy it, I'll let you use my atv to try it out on. :D:D


I can in fact vouch for the fact that our troublemaker Hiram is alive and well... although I can't vouch for how well.

Did you happen to notice that both the GPS holder and gun mount linked to at Cabela's were RAM Mount products or made up of mostly their parts? I think I shared this info in another thread but I know Hiram NEEDS navigation equipment on that thing (among many other upgrades and "farkles":D) so here goes again...

The RAM Mount page with ALL their kits and parts:
http://www.ram-mount.com (they don't sell direct)
A place that seems to stock ALL the RAM mount stuff:
http://www.custommounts.com/

That silencer product really interests me. I'd love to see one on a machine and hear what kind of a difference it makes. Noise is often the biggest complaint about recreational vehicles be they land or water... besides jerks who can't follow the rules and be courteous.

bgrffdave
09-23-2008, 08:57 PM
I don't know if I could silence the big 800 too much... it sounds so good stock... not too loud, not too soft, just right.

Based on what I've seen online of the silencer kit, plus the look of the rack frame on the back of your new toy, I think you've probably got the best machine to hang it on. Having/making a good spot to hang one of those where it wouldn't be blocking lights and just generally in the way would seem to be the biggest challenge.

firefighterjake
09-24-2008, 07:04 AM
Aaron's only dead to me; he has even given up his video games! Now all he does is play with his new toy...:rolleyes:;)
All relationships are about give and take: He can get the Suby to tow if he takes the maintenance costs of the Suby:rolleyes:, Give and Take...:DThough I don't think it'll be long before we trade it in for something with more clearance:eek:: We're having to change our camping plans just because we can't get into Wheel Barrel Pitch:(...But if we get a gas-guzzler again, then he's buying me a bike to take to work! :p:D

Thank you for not killing Aaron Steph ;) . . . for some reason I kinda like him . . . plus he does good work. Can I rent him out again some time? Incidentally, he occasionally has some good ideas (i.e. shingling the back porch with cedar shingles which I've started.)

And don't worry . . . eventually the new-ness of the new toy will wear out and he will return to you . . . either that or he'll destroy it trying to climb some mountain or will forget where he parked it while out hunting or it will end up in a Goodwill box accidentally. ;):D

Sounds like a good deal on the give-and-take with the Scooby's maintenance costs (of course you should suggest that buying and adding an XM or Sirius radio and paying the monthly access fee) is part of the regular maintenance . . . as well as weekly washing, waxing and vacuuming. Sorry Hiram. ;):D

P.S. Forget waiting for Aaron to look at a SUV or pick-up . . . now is the time to guilt him into getting you a bike!:D

firefighterjake
09-24-2008, 07:05 AM
. . .
I was thinkin instead of takin up space with a trailer and going through the hassle of a hitch and all, that I could probably pick up an S-10 for just as much as it would cost to get a trailer and hitch....

Oh boy . . . now I think you might be "pushing" it. :eek:

firefighterjake
09-24-2008, 07:08 AM
and there were some discussions about mounting GPSs to the ATVs and the silencers too... Here's some links from Cabela's

the mount
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat21412-cat20161&id=0046195523059a&navCount=2&podId=0046195&parentId=cat20161&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=XJ&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat20161&hasJS=true


the silencer

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat21412-cat20161&id=0014420521114a&navCount=3&podId=0014420&parentId=cat20161&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=IJ&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat20161&hasJS=true

and this just looks like somethin dave would have... sorry, i don't think it's strong enough to hold up your 500...

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?id=0005954520281a&navCount=1&podId=0005954&parentId=cat20149&masterpathid=&navAction=jump&cmCat=MainCatcat21412-cat20149&catalogCode=IJ&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat20149&hasJS=true

Thumbs up on the Ram mount for the GPS -- I have one and believe it's a fantastic product. You set it where you want it and it stays right there . . . until you loosen it up and reposition it.

On the silencers for the exhaust . . . I've been riding for a very, very long time and I have yet to see a single ATV that has had one of these mounted on it . . . I'm not sure how well they work.

firefighterjake
09-24-2008, 07:09 AM
I can in fact vouch for the fact that our troublemaker Hiram is alive and well... although I can't vouch for how well.

. . ..

Shouldn't we be replacing the second "well" with "long." ;):D

firefighterjake
09-24-2008, 07:13 AM
. . .
That silencer product really interests me. I'd love to see one on a machine and hear what kind of a difference it makes. Noise is often the biggest complaint about recreational vehicles be they land or water... besides jerks who can't follow the rules and be courteous.

Noise is definitely an issue . . . but I can tell you with a reasonable amount of confidence that most stock mufflers are acceptable to most folks. It's folks that buy the after-market stuff with the mistaken belief that loud = more power and more cool that leads to trouble. Since I live right on the Access Route I can say that most ATVs diddy bopping down the road at the posted 15 mph (or similar speed if you happen to have a Canadian ATV) are quieter than most lawn mowers and most folks pay little attention to them . . . however it's the loud exhausts and folks blasting up the road as if they're trying to achieve escape velocity in an attempt to reach the moon that leads to problems.

firefighterjake
09-24-2008, 07:17 AM
troublemaker!!?!? you've been talking to stef again haven't you! :p

yeah, I need some navigation equipment alright... actually I just need to find it... (I currently have 3 units, somewhere in Maine...):rolleyes: but I was thinking of tryin out that silencer first, I'll tell ya what, if you buy it, I'll let you use my atv to try it out on. :D:D

My suggestion . . . ride your ATV for a bit and learn how it rides before you go out and start pimping it out. You may find the ATV is quieter than you think . . . or you may opt to buy the silencer. You may find you want a mirror so you can monitor who or what is behind you . . . or you may not. You may want to buy a winch . . . or you may find that for your riding style you are OK (or just make sure you ride with someone that does have a winch or carry a come-along.) You should however make a trip to Brown's and pick up a helmet (or two) -- for you that should be mandatory . . . in fact you might want to wear a helmet even when you're not riding the ATV.;):D

Hiram357
09-24-2008, 07:57 AM
My suggestion . . . ride your ATV for a bit and learn how it rides before you go out and start pimping it out. You may find the ATV is quieter than you think . . . or you may opt to buy the silencer. You may find you want a mirror so you can monitor who or what is behind you . . . or you may not. You may want to buy a winch . . . or you may find that for your riding style you are OK (or just make sure you ride with someone that does have a winch or carry a come-along.) You should however make a trip to Brown's and pick up a helmet (or two) -- for you that should be mandatory . . . in fact you might want to wear a helmet even when you're not riding the ATV.;):D

haha, I can see it now... pimp your ride "maine atv" coming up in the next hour on mtv...

I was thinking of painting it in a black camo scheme and putting two of those silencers on it, and mounting a few large floodlights to the front of it... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

and i won't need a winch, I'll need a chinook to hover nearby when I need pulled out... ;)

and I think I'll only need one helmet for now... :(

but I think i found a pretty cheap dakota... :D

dí76
09-24-2008, 08:36 AM
haha, I can see it now... pimp your ride "maine atv" coming up in the next hour on mtv...

I was thinking of painting it in a black camo scheme and putting two of those silencers on it, and mounting a few large floodlights to the front of it... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

and i won't need a winch, I'll need a chinook to hover nearby when I need pulled out... ;)

and I think I'll only need one helmet for now... :(

but I think i found a pretty cheap dakota... :D

Dont waste your money on a helmet. Thats the safest part on you

Hiram357
09-24-2008, 04:23 PM
Dont waste your money on a helmet. Thats the safest part on you

actually, the helmet will probaly be one of the first investments, I've been riding motorcycles since I was about 8 and have gone through quite a few helmets, I've cracked and dented quite a few. If it wasn't for helmets, I'd probably be really screwed up today! :D:rolleyes:

I really hate landing on my head, but sometimes it's unavoidable.

vicbiker
09-24-2008, 05:49 PM
[quote=Hiram357;46657]I've been riding motorcycles since I was about 8 and have gone through quite a few helmets, I've cracked and dented quite a few.[quote=Hiram357;46657] Explains a lot.:D:D:D

dí76
09-24-2008, 07:19 PM
I'm really screwed up today! .

HUH.....:rolleyes:

Hiram357
09-24-2008, 07:50 PM
well... the new trailer hitch should be here in a few days... dave, tell connie I need a diversion long enough to get it on and pick up a trailer... :rolleyes::D

Hiram357
09-24-2008, 07:53 PM
Yeah, I threw the rock at that duck, and ya know what, I'm glad I did it, and I would do it again if I had the chance! :mad::mad::mad:


huh............

dí76
09-24-2008, 09:18 PM
huh............ Dave saw me dancing around in womans underwear at Jakes house and now I like to ride my new atv in womans high heals



The true Hiram is coming out

Hiram357
09-24-2008, 09:23 PM
but I sure am glad Hiram got that 2up seat so I can throw on a pink thong and ride tandem, oh how I love his new machine, it sure is so much more awesome than mine, I'm really lucky to have super awesome friends like Hiram :D:D:D

well, i guess it's time for me to make a nice pot of chamomile tea and watch my collectors edition DVD of Fried Green Tomatos :cool:


dave, you're really being way too open on these forums....

dí76
09-24-2008, 09:26 PM
Dave really isnt my type so I thought I would post here in these forumns to see it any of you other gentleman would like to ride with me on my hearty manly ATV that will soon be painted camo pink....


Sorry Hiram, Pink ATVs are not my thing

Hiram357
09-24-2008, 09:32 PM
actaully atvs aren't really my thing either, neither is being outdoors. I'm really scared of the outdoors... that's why I own the largest handgun known to man... well that and to make myself feel good about the other areas I lack in. Did i mention I'm scared of the rain too???

let it out Dave, we're all freinds here....

dí76
09-24-2008, 09:37 PM
Hiram must be using the wifi from out in the tent. Does Steph at least let you in the house to use the bathroom, I hear there is a nice place to stay in Unity.

Hiram357
09-24-2008, 09:45 PM
Hiram must be using the wifi from out in the tent. Does Steph at least let you in the house to use the bathroom, I hear there is a nice place to stay in Unity.

she's not home right now, so I was able to pick the lock and get inside for a while. :D

bgrffdave
09-24-2008, 09:49 PM
Great... now I'll have to tell my better half not to worry if there's someone out skulking around the yard after dark and come up with some sort of ID for Hiram so when the cops catch him he can prove where he lives!!

Hiram357
09-24-2008, 10:04 PM
Great... now I'll have to tell my better half not to worry if there's someone out skulking around the yard after dark and come up with some sort of ID for Hiram so when the cops catch him he can prove where he lives!!

haha, I mock the day the cops think they can catch me!!! :cool:

huh... oh... wait, there's a knock at the door and I see a bunch of blue lights... :confused:


(Don't worry, I won't wander around the backyard too much, at most you'll just hear the polaris idling so I can warm myself on the engine heat...)

dí76
09-25-2008, 04:02 AM
(Don't worry, I won't wander around the backyard too much, at most you'll just hear the polaris idling so I can warm myself on the engine heat...)


You could just run a hose from the tail pipe to the tent. It would be like forced hot air:D:p

firefighterjake
09-25-2008, 07:42 AM
well... the new trailer hitch should be here in a few days... dave, tell connie I need a diversion long enough to get it on and pick up a trailer... :rolleyes::D

What happened to taking my wife's trailer hitch? We really don't use it . . .

firefighterjake
09-25-2008, 07:44 AM
actually, the helmet will probaly be one of the first investments, I've been riding motorcycles since I was about 8 and have gone through quite a few helmets, I've cracked and dented quite a few. If it wasn't for helmets, I'd probably be really screwed up today! :D:rolleyes:

I really hate landing on my head, but sometimes it's unavoidable.

I ride with the helmet most of the time (exception being when I'm doing trail work) . . . Heidi's experience on the ortho/neuro floor at EMMC and my own experience on the ambulance has convinced me that I really don't want to end up with brain trauma so I too choose to play it safe . . . plus you can get whacked in the head with branches and it doesn't sting.:D

firefighterjake
09-25-2008, 07:44 AM
[quote=Hiram357;46657]I've been riding motorcycles since I was about 8 and have gone through quite a few helmets, I've cracked and dented quite a few.[quote=Hiram357;46657] Explains a lot.:D:D:D

How very true . . . :D

firefighterjake
09-25-2008, 07:47 AM
HehHeh . . . enjoyed your verbal sparring with the "quotes" guys . . . made me laugh and laugh again.

I also like your new signature Aaron.

Hiram357
09-25-2008, 05:45 PM
What happened to taking my wife's trailer hitch? We really don't use it . . .

I figured for what it was worth, and the pain it would be to coordinate together to get yours off and put on, that it would be easier on all of us if I just got a new one. Once I saw how much it was, I just couldn't pass it up.

Hiram357
09-25-2008, 05:45 PM
HehHeh . . . enjoyed your verbal sparring with the "quotes" guys . . . made me laugh and laugh again.

I also like your new signature Aaron.

yeah, that wacky dave sure does say some odd stuff when he gets to drinkin....

Hiram357
09-25-2008, 05:47 PM
I ride with the helmet most of the time (exception being when I'm doing trail work) . . . Heidi's experience on the ortho/neuro floor at EMMC and my own experience on the ambulance has convinced me that I really don't want to end up with brain trauma so I too choose to play it safe . . . plus you can get whacked in the head with branches and it doesn't sting.:D

I just bought a helmet today, dave(76) wanted to get the bright neon pink one with glow in the dark flowers and dave(ff) wanted to get the one with the flashing lights and the red night rider lights... :rolleyes:;):D

firefighterjake
09-26-2008, 07:44 AM
I just bought a helmet today, dave(76) wanted to get the bright neon pink one with glow in the dark flowers and dave(ff) wanted to get the one with the flashing lights and the red night rider lights... :rolleyes:;):D

I'm guessing you didn't get it at Brown's in Benton . . . seriously, the next time you're down that way you should make a point to stop in . . . he's got a lot of stuff at good prices for ATVers and sledders (the exact same stuff the business on Target Industrial Circle carries . . . but typically at a much better price.)

Hiram357
09-26-2008, 11:34 AM
I'm guessing you didn't get it at Brown's in Benton . . . seriously, the next time you're down that way you should make a point to stop in . . . he's got a lot of stuff at good prices for ATVers and sledders (the exact same stuff the business on Target Industrial Circle carries . . . but typically at a much better price.)

no, we didn't get down that way, Dave had to get home before connie got really mad... :rolleyes:

but afterwards we went to bangor motorsports and wandered a bit, and I felt like I got a really really good deal after seeing their prices. :D

firefighterjake
09-26-2008, 12:32 PM
no, we didn't get down that way, Dave had to get home before connie got really mad... :rolleyes:

but afterwards we went to bangor motorsports and wandered a bit, and I felt like I got a really really good deal after seeing their prices. :D

You'll almost always pay more at a dealer for those sorts of things . . . but I will say that I've always liked BMS . . . top-notch folks for servicing my Honda ATV and they've always been very supportive of the Troy ATV Club's Poker Run by donating some nice prizes over the past few years.