The Three Amigos... Sage, Dixie & Wingnut!!!

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  1. Coastal Redneck

    Coastal Redneck Well-Known Member

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    If you mean me, yes, I spent heaps of time on I-40, but my company also ran the "Southern Route" down on I-10, which is where I live now, I can see the interstate from my deck, LOL. The railroad line too, it's actually a dual track since so much freight moves along this corridor. I like the view across the San Pedro Valley, I call the railroad my little toy train set... the trains are just far enough away to not be obnoxious, more like the "lonesome whistle" in so many Johnny Cash tunes, 10-4? Some of those trains must be two miles long, or damned near two miles long, they stretch forever across the valley... o_O

    Here's some trivia for y'all: the "Eisenhower Interstate System" was conceived by Dwight and his administration so that men & equipment could be moved more easily across the nation. The prior road system was simply a patchwork of skinny roads which led drivers across country in haphazard fashion, and it often took two or three weeks to make it across, going through all those small towns and whatnot. Interstate highways made it easier to drive straight across, shortening transit time considerably. Trust a military man to make this happen, only makes sense, LOL. :rolleyes:

    Here's something many citizens don't know: highway engineers often used old railroad surveys to figure out where to put the roads, no point in surveying the entire country again when railway men had already done it many decades ago, in some places over a century ago. This is why so many highways run parallel to railroad tracks, the gubmint simply bought up adjoining parcels or used eminent domain to wrest them from landowners. Whenever you drive along a modern interstate highway, look over and see railroad tracks, know that the tracks were there long before the highways were built. :cool:

    GOTTA RUN, THE CARPET CREW ARRIVES TOMORROW AND I HAVE TO FINISH THE FINAL TEDIOUS TRIM PAINTING IN THE ROOMS BEING CARPETED. THANK GOD IT'S JUST A LITTLE BIT OF PAINTING, CHEERS!!! :whistle:
     
  2. red69

    red69 Well-Known Member

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    Funny you should mention that about railroad surveying and the interstate, CR. I happened to mention that fact to my son as we traversed the country on I-40 when seeing the iron horse roadways alongside the interstate. Why waste a good survey?
     
  3. Adam-NLV

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    Costal Redneck, where the Hell is SideWinder? lol

    Hey SportFans, been on hiatus, last 18 months or so...had to sell my house in Vegas because of a bad poker hand :eek:or maybe, cause high I.Q. geniuses from L.A. are moving to NLV for Nfl Raider nation bullsh*t, so i split.

    Sorry to peeps that tried to contact me, i have been super busy these last 18 months.. I sold and got a new house here at Motor-Mountain NV. Elevation 1000ft higer than NLV and even higher in your Head!:LOL:

    Now that i moved to my new house, was thinking of a build that can do 65- 70 mph rather quickly, cause its a highway. Would still want be CT-70 & trail-bike ready. I live in a mountain town now...nearest gas station is twelve miles round trip... need more displacement than 125cc.
     
  4. red69

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    Good to have you back Adam. So you escaped also?

    Bob
     
  5. airblazer

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    Starterino turned out to be a flux capacitor, eh? :whistle:
     
  6. Adam-NLV

    Adam-NLV Well-Known Member

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    Escaped Also? Lol
    I know some home owners were ca$hing out, that or becoming slumlords. I sold, just moved into a new home, a little bigger its nice, way too nice for me!

    Vegas homes were/are selling for decent bucks, my house was paid off but I felt lucky to sell or 'escape' North Las Vegas. Yep, that was close. didnt want to go in debt again but no choice, but now so extremely happy i did. More home less bucks than Vegas.
    I Closed the,home loan(s) last week, lots of grey hair added, a stress fest I wish on no one....
     
  7. Adam-NLV

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    lol, ...never seen one yet, but I have seen the flux capacitor, but it only works in LA.
     
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    Yep ,NLV is getting like California part 2,so I left
     
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    Glad to be outta there.
     
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    Really glad to have you back Adam.
     
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    Thank you Kirby ! Still a long way to go as far as setting up the new garage, very excited it's 25ft long X 20ft.! I hope everyone has been doing as well as I . I will be doing a 140cc build on a 79 ct70 this season ! More to come, and hello to all you wacky trail Riders! Looking forward to the season
     
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    X2. Been awhile.
     
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    Welcome back, we left the light on for you! It's been converted over to a LED now. :LOL: Coastal redneck is still a fart knocker.
     
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  14. Coastal Redneck

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    Hey, Adam, when I drove through Vegas on my way back to AZ, it was ugly as sin, LOL... and WAY too many zombie trolls roaming the streets, looked like "THE WALKING DEAD" staggering around, 10-4? Couldn't pay me enough to live there, that's for danged sure. Even when I stopped to suss out Kingman, where there are some cheap properties for sale, it still felt too close to Vegas & L.A., too many strangers with hostile attitudes, nowhere near as friendly as the little burg of Benson in southeastern Arizona. Properties here in Benson are still fairly cheap, I bought a 1440-square-foot double-wide on about 1/4 acre for $36K, and it has a kick@$$ view of the Dragoon Mountains & Cochise Stronghold. A fixer, mind you, but I'm hammering away at it, got new carpet in yesterday, more on that in a moment. Ya know yer livin' in a redneck town when the local murals look like this:

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    Nice "GUNS 4 LESS" sign, LOL... back in a moment with more pics. :whistle:
     
  15. Coastal Redneck

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    Some shots of the thick-@$$ London Broils we BBQd the other day... beer can positioned for scale in photos.

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    Here's a shot of one neighbor's pad on the hill where I live, plus some mining machinery shots taken outside the local museum:

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    A lifted disco truck seen on Benson's main drag:

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    A good monkeybiker could pull a James Bond slide under the truck... a REALLY GOOD monkeybiker could pull the slide under the truck while it was rolling, LOL. :eek:

    BTW, that number is valid, so if my friends & I can't put the 8' pool table back together, this Diamondback Billiards outfit can do it for about $300, though I'm thinking my friends & I can handle it. :cautious:
     
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    Last but not least, a shot of the interior of my home, currently a work in progress... I only took this to post in the Laser sailing forum, since I told those nautical heroes that the chart was already up, LOL. But you can see a little of the layout and some of the new carpet which went in yesterday. Cost me $3200, no worries, I paid cash from my reserves... when I'm done with the home rehab, I'll take pics to give y'all a little tour of my new home, which is actually pretty comfortable at 1440 square feet, not counting the deck space and covered carport & patio. The metal awnings or covers run the 60' length of the mobile home, and they're at least 12' wide with concrete slabs below, no shortage of shade or work area when wrenching on a vehicle or bike. When I'm all done, I'll include shots of those awnings, the shade will be welcome in hot weather, yeah?

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    I've yet to paint that kitchen island to the right, it will be semi-gloss and not just satin, even on the outer side... meant to finish it before the carpet went in, but I ran outta time, so I'll have to use drop cloths and tape as I knock it out. That far room you see will be the Pool Room, 24' by about 14' or 15', I can't remember the exact width but the room is plenty long enough for cue action, LOL. Has a nice view to the north & northeast, but the view on the east side is best, with the Dragoon Mountains looming not far away. :rolleyes:

    P.S. Hey, OLD CT, I'm not sure what a "fart knocker" is but it doesn't sound complimentary, LOL. One thing I've learned in getting rid of the pesky and persistent pack rat under the home: my prior use of the term "pack rat" to describe an Epic Darwin Failure was a complete insult to the rodent, which is clearly FAR MORE INTELLIGENT & RESOURCEFUL, LOL. :LOL:
     
  18. Adam-NLV

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    That Casa looks way cool and I agree Vegas is turning into a zombie shit show . I got out at 230k put that down on this place . My computer crashed ,I'm m using the phone an it sucks. They won't ship a computer to6me cause I don't live in Vegas. Lol.... I live in nyle county by MT. Charleston. Anyway will post pics5later this phone makes me sick
    gonna get 6new HP computer soon.
     
  19. Coastal Redneck

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    Wait till ya see shots of the whole place, it's gonna be a heller cool bachelor pad & mini pool hall, LOL. My home in Show Low was pretty nice, but I'll still make the best of this home... friends & I have already BBQd several times at my place, and it's q
     
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    Oops, pressed the wrong button, I was just gonna say the place is quite comfortable. Pulled all my stuff outta storage today, so I'm beat tired again, my feet are tired from being on 'em for 5 or 6 weeks straight, LOL. Gonna head to the casa in a few moments, grab a beer and another shower, then start arranging furniture and whatnot. Set up the pool table in the next few days, that's gonna be cool to have my table back, it's been kicking around various storage units for six months or more. Home looks like a train wreck right now with everything scattered throughout the rooms, but I'll take a few days and get everything where it belongs... some stuff will simply be stored in the side room, I guess it's supposed to be a spare bedroom or whatever, but it's destined for storage, LOL. I might unload or donate some more stuff in the future, I've been trying to streamline my life in the past few years but I think I still have too much stuff, it was a job of work moving all that cr@p today, 10-4? Alright, I'm off to the house for a cold beer, I just stopped by the library on the way home to get on the Wi-Fi, no Internet at the house yet. CHEERS!!! :rolleyes:
     

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