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Bubba last won the day on May 22 2020

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  1. @Tonik Didn't you mean "Dome of Heat"....??? It is kind'a sticky.
  2. Dibs! I'll send you a PM on the forum.
  3. That's hard-assed, dude....but it would only enhance your reputation as the master of the Dome of Hate. Truth is, you gotta be pretty clueless--or maybe dehydrated to the point of being delirious--to not look at the pump labelling.
  4. Believe it or not, the newest iteration of the GW is a sport tourer. A big heavy one, but it rides way lighter than it should.
  5. Kent: Take some pictures of you and your mom while you have her. This is how I remember the good times I spent with Dad the last few years. Took him to music concerts, took him on vacation to the beach. These are from 2013, about 3 years before he died. He's gone 5 years now and I still miss him terribly.
  6. Sorry to hear about your family troubles. Every case of senility-related dementia manifests itself differently, so my personal experience may not apply... My Dad suffered from senile dementia--very different from Alzheimer's disease--the last 3-4 years. Strangely, although he was "diagnosed" by his doctor as having Alzheimer's, he never descended into the profound dementia characterized by anger, confusion, inability to recognize friends and family. It was a progressive decline in mental acuity but certainly not in a linear fashion. He had some very good days and some bad days that became increasingly difficult to adjust to. However, the last few years with Dad were some of the most fun times we had since I grew up and started out on my own. I was pretty independent as a kid, dropping out of college at 19 (much to Dad's chagrin), moving out of the house, getting married, having a family and a mortgage by the time I was 21. To say he wasn't exactly thrilled with my life choices is an understatement. We weren't estranged by any means but we each went our own way for 45 years, until his diagnosis. In the last few years, I made extra efforts to spend time with Dad at least once a week, stopping by his house (he was still living at home with his wife) and taking him out to lunch to have a burger and a beer...or two. What was most noticeable was that as his senility progressed into his 90s, he left behind much of the "shell" that we all surround ourselves with and show to the people we associate with. There was no pretention left, no judgement made, no approbation--just the basic person he was inside, which was a kindly old man who loved his social interactions and his family. He was an absolute joy to be around and interact with. Now to be fair, having a conversation could be maddening: much like you describe with your mom, he would ask the same questions over and over. At first, the question was repeated every 5-10 minutes, but as his memory progressively failed, he would repeat himself every 60-90 seconds. It was almost as if he was trying to imprint the question and answer--which he must have felt to be important--in his brain. The information sometimes finally stuck, sometimes not, but he was always pleased to be sharing conversation with me. Bottom line, you and your mom are on a journey that will undoubtedly lead to her final days. You'll see her at her best and her worst, but cherish the time you have with her. As she fades into her dementia, you'll likely learn something from her about the impermanence and fragility of life...which is a very valuable insight into how you should live the rest or your life! Sending you my best wishes and hoping you find that large well of patience to deal with her disease.
  7. Damn dude, I'd say yer doin' a pretty good job so far.... 😂
  8. He prolly should have clarified whether with--or without--tightey whiteys.
  9. 100% based on this new and totally disturbing revelation, I am dropping the price on this "no-longer-virgin" Ducati to $4495. I'll never be able to look at her again without a jaundiced eye.... 🥶
  10. There is much truth in what you say. No one NEEDS a Ducati. Your lizard brain TRICKS you into equal weighting of the NEED:WANT paradigm, totally turning Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs theorem upside down... 😵
  11. 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada 821, ABS/TC/3 ride modes, approx 16K miles, factory luggage, center stand, Ducati tank bag. Includes Pitbull rear stand with 2 axle pins. New tires, belts done and many recent expensive new parts. Yes, there's a story here.... In the interest of full disclosure, I bought this last spring from Pauly and have actually put fewer miles on it than it traveled in my trailer to/from Commonwealth Ducati in Louisville. Took it for my first ride and BOOM....the ECU crapped out literally 2 miles from home. Turned out there was an open recall that neither Pauly nor the previous selling dealer had completed which fried the ECU and the TFT dash. PLEASE NOTE!!! I am not ascribing blame to Pauly, nor do I think he intentionally or knowingly sold a pig in a poke. Sometimes, life hands out shit sandwiches when dabbling in used vehicles...especially those manufactured in a country with a tri-color flag. He actually stepped up and offered to help cover some of the repair costs (I declined the offer) so....solid guy. Commonwealth completed the recall which involved replacing all the coil packs and luckily for me, Ducati NA stepped up and comped the expensive parts to the tune of more than $3000. I paid another grand for new coil packs and sundry labor charges. Bottom line, all is good with the bike (according to Commonwealth) but I have little love lost for this gorgeous lady....she has to go. If you think you're emotionally strong enough to suffer the slings and arrows of tumultuous love and favor all things Italian, this deal is calling your name. KBB Trade-in/Retail: $4550/$6600 NADA Retail Low/High: $5025/$6610 Honest Review: https://www.rideapart.com/reviews/255014/rideapart-review-2013-ducati-hyperstrada/
  12. I did this in 2018. Bought a bike in Dallas. It worked out mainly because I had a bud there who helped me with the transaction. Sent him a check, he bought and picked up the bike, mailed me the title and pics of the bike and the VIN. Took those to a MC dealer here (who I have had several dealings with) to get the VIN verified for in-state inspection, then transferred the title into my name and bought an OH plate. Put it on the bike before the ride, rode it to CA and then back across UT/CO/AZ/NM to home. It obviously worked well because of the help I had with the out-of-state purchase. FYI...avoid riding across west TX at all costs. Truly the armpit of the US. Far worse than Kansas.
  13. Shooter Princess Bride The Big Lebowski Being There Honorable Mention: No Country for Old Men
  14. Wendy's, Burger King, Skyline and Taco Bell
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