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Old 02-27-12, 04:25 PM
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What's a coccyx?
There is a lot you don't know about Grandma.
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Old 02-27-12, 04:34 PM
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No, can't relate. By the '70s, it was a full-face, leathers and tall boots for me . . .

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Was that picture taken in the local high school gymnasium?
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^^ Haha! Fairgrounds arena, Monroe, WA.
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Dude, you old people get up early. Is the sun even up yet?
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I believe it's the tailbone.
It is. I broke mine twice within 4 months each time about 10 years ago. To this day it gives me problems. Never try to show off to your wife by popping a wheelie while clipped in. That happened the first time and I over rotated and landed right on my tailbone, which snapped. The second time was just a wreck in the rain
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I broke mine skim boarding on an irrigated football field. I walked funny for months.

I love those pictures of dminor when he joined the circus. That was so cool.
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Originally Posted by electrik View Post
What's a coccyx?
If you hurt it you'll know. Trust me on this.


I went airborne on an 8ft toboggan with my kids two winter ago. It was awesome fun until I landed. Ouch. lol
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Originally Posted by Daspydyr View Post
I love those pictures of dminor when he joined the circus. That was so cool.
I got to sling horse dung and sawdust in some of the most prestigious horse arenas in the Puget Sound basin .
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That's not too different from what I do now.
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I got to sling horse dung and sawdust in some of the most prestigious horse arenas in the Puget Sound basin .
You are one of the best dung slingers I have ever seen on the internet.
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Internet sarcasm fail.
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Anyone old enough to relate to this? Ahh, the simpler days, back before cocaine was addictive & dangerous...

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Old 02-28-12, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by samburger View Post


Anyone old enough to relate to this? Ahh, the simpler days, back before cocaine was addictive & dangerous...

Yes! It's a highly addictive drug that's stupid to try even once!

Heroin is just as stupid!

The use of these drugs are stupid because, at first they make most humans feel good. Then they flip the script on you, and make you feel so bad, that if you don't obtain them, they have the capacity to turn you into a monster who is filled with pain and misery.

If you want to be a monster, you're stupid! It's much better to just be a normal human being who contributes to his community by working, supporting his family, and providing a future for his kids. Now that's being intelligent!

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it's shopped. i can tell by the pixels.
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Old 02-29-12, 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
I got to sling horse dung and sawdust in some of the most prestigious horse arenas in the Puget Sound basin .
Not quite the same area, but I'll assume you've been around the Omak Stampede a time or two. Was born there, grandparents where there for a long time. It's an "interesting" place.

Some germaine to the thread talk: helmets? I don't recall ever even having one until the late early 90's. Otherwise, it's a bad-ass picture, real or otherwise.
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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
No, can't relate. By the '70s, it was a full-face, leathers and tall boots for me . . .

Awesome.

Takes me back to the time I saw Reckless Rex make a truly impressive jump over a pile of flaming hay bales in Missoula Montana in 1982. Looked over to my right, and realized that the old guy standing quietly next to me in the full-length leather coat was none other than Evel Knievel.

http://youtu.be/fNsnO7hmL_Y

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Originally Posted by samburger View Post


Anyone old enough to relate to this?
My older brother got thrown out of high school for wearing this on a T-shirt.
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Originally Posted by SlimRider View Post
Yes! It's a highly addictive drug that's stupid to try even once!

Heroin is just as stupid!

The use of these drugs are stupid because, at first they make most humans feel good. Then they flip the script on you, and make you feel so bad, that if you don't obtain them, they have the capacity to turn you into a monster who is filled with pain and misery.

If you want to be a monster, you're stupid! It's much better to just be a normal human being who contributes to his community by working, supporting his family, and providing a future for his kids. Now that's being intelligent!

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Originally Posted by electrik View Post
Internet sarcasm fail.
And Darth, it is photoshopped, but Coca-Cola did, in fact, get it's name from the original ingredient of cocaine. It was later changed to a less addictive drug (but still quit addictive & dangerous) called caffeine.
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Old 02-29-12, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by SlimRider View Post
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If you want to be a monster, you're stupid! It's much better to just be a normal human being who contributes to his community by working, supporting his family, and providing a future for his kids. Now that's being intelligent!

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some people just can't handle drugs. others can hold a job, support a family, ride a bike and post about it on forums while doing drugs with no problem. just sayin....

i know a number of people (you probably do to, whether you know it or not) who have tried cocaine (and other drugs) and are still quite functional, probably with a better job than most. don't generalize.

drugs are not that bad, mmmmmmmkay.....
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Originally Posted by corvuscorvax View Post
Takes me back to the time I saw Reckless Rex make a truly impressive jump over a pile of flaming hay bales in Missoula Montana in 1982. Looked over to my right, and realized that the old guy standing quietly next to me in the full-length leather coat was none other than Evel Knievel.
Haha! Oh gawd - - Reckless Rex Phelps; thanks for bringing back some memories .

If you look early in the clip, those shots at the lake were taken at Willow Bay Resort on Long Lake - - a quarter mile from the bottom of my driveway. I remember Rex setting up that ramp on the boat dock at WB and practicing his backflip all one summer. Every now and then just for fun he'd get out on the highway in front of the resort, stand on the seat and pull wheelies for about a quarter mile at 60 mph. And he wasn't just a one-trick-pony stunt guy. My buddy and I took him trail riding with us one weekend in the mountains behind my house and he hung right with us the whole time. Only person who rode with us out there that never batted an eye at the crazy routes we blazed through the woods.


Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
Not quite the same area, but I'll assume you've been around the Omak Stampede a time or two. Was born there, grandparents where there for a long time. It's an "interesting" place.
Never got to Omak much (spent a lot of time farther down a ways in the Chelan area and Teanaway/CleElum) but the Stampede is definitely legend. One of my best friends from elementary school grew up in Omak, migrated back there after college and got on the Omak PD. Later became Chelan Co. Under Sheriff.

BTW, that's one reason I live outside Spokane now - - grew up loving the open, semi-arid 'rain-shadow-y' pine forests - - wanted to have a piece of it for myself.
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...drugs are not that bad, mmmmmmmkay.....
Just because Some people can manage means basically nothing. Pretty much nothing in the world(drugs or otherwise) is Soooo bad that it destroys 100% of people the first time they try it. That doesn't make it a good idea. Plenty of people drive drunk and crash their cars at 50+mph and walk away fine too. Does that mean that idea is not so bad too then?

I tend to think that there's a reason most every society that's ever supported drug use has either fallen as a society(in history) or in the current world where it's much more difficult for societies to straight up fall, those societies have decided that maybe drugs aren't such a good idea after all. The famous Amsterdam(The Dutch), for example, decided a long while ago to make all "hard drugs" illegal, leaving only pot and mushrooms. Most mushrooms have been made illegal, and the rest of the mushrooms and pot are under discussion. Even the soft drugs alone being legal still seems to be posing a significant problem, and that's coming from them, who supported it. They've found that drug use isn't working out so well for their society, because Most people aren't productive functioning people while using. You may well be the exception, but the other 95% of people aren't, so perhaps drugs are indeed "bad" and we shouldn't go around promoting them as just fine.

But why did this need to turn into a drug thing over a Coke bottle cap anyway. I don't think anyone was taking it that seriously, Slim.
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I don't think anyone was taking it that seriously, Slim.
Gawd I hope not. Maybe I should have included a disclaimer reading "Attention: For those who have been living under a rock for the past 30 years, cocaine is very addictive & dangerous, even though we didn't realize it upon its invention.

I was using that as an analogy of why I don't support the OP's OP(lol). Times were simpler when we, as a society, had far less knowledge than the we do now, but that doesn't necessarily mean that everything was better in the past.

As far as the drug mess goes, all I can say is that history has proven that prohibition doesn't work. If people want it, they'll find a way to get it. It's just a matter of how much of our money we want to dish out fighting a hopeless cause that only creates more crime for more tax dollars for Big Brother to take from us. It would be much easier & more cost effective to regulate & tax the hell out of illicit drugs & use the tax dollars accumulated to educate everyone on exactly why drugs are dangerous & a bad idea, & possibly offer more gov't-funded rehab centers for those who realized these things a little too late. Just think of the last time you heard of anyone getting arrested for bootlegging, & compare that to the number of major drug busts you've seen on the news in the last year alone.
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This thread is fantastic. Simple childhood picture of a kid jumping a big wheel to a discussion over the use of helmets to the evils of drug usage. Wow. It's obvious many of you have been cooped up for too much of the winter.
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^Only on bikeforums

Seriously, off the wall threads like this are what makes this place awesome.
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