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Old 12-27-19, 05:00 PM
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What a great picture.

It's a good one to write some captions on.
They all look well loved.
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Mrs. Doc.

Best investment I've ever made.
Yep, you outkicked the coverage with Wally, yet still made the play. Makes me smile.
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Over the years I have accumulated fountain pens. I import my ink from the Herbin ink company which has been in business since 1680. They probably sold ink to Voltaire and Balzac, but they have original copies of records of orders from Victor Hugo. I don't have any four figure price pens and my collection is modest, but it had my favorite, marble green and see through green and a few other colors.
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1964 Naples Sabot (CL ad pic)

1982 300SD Turbo Diesel
Aside from bikes, and the expenses of living, this year saw these 2. I was looking for a small, car top row boat to fish our mountain lakes when I found this Sabot. Owner got it for her 12th birthday in 1964. She bought a new sail and restored it for her first retirement project, then sold it to me. It has a lee board, so no centerboard trunk. Rows easily as any dingy. Cost = one of my C&V finds. Used to sail a 14' scow, so thought it would be similar & appropriate for a geezer. It is, if sailed in light air, but more wind & chop makes her much easier to capsize and a lot more difficult to right than any scow!

I keep my cars in excellent mechanical shape, but recently, both had electronic problems. Dealer svc writer told me "you should just sell these "old" cars(2000 sedan & 2004 wagon) and buy a new one. I had a better idea, found a 1982 S class Turbo Diesel with new factory engine instead. Don

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Old 12-30-19, 10:06 AM
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Firearms
and ammunition. And range time, and more ammunition.
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and ammunition. And range time, and more ammunition.
You betcha. The true meaning and method of ďgun controlĒ.
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Antique dentistry tools, celebrity hair, Nazi memorabilia, and other collectables I probably shouldn't share...
^Interesting...what got you into collecting celebrity hair?


Myself, I generally spend my extra cash on my critters and knives and related items.
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I don't have one and I'm not interested in hauling one around the country and camping BUT........ I would love to have one of these in my back yard. Weird huh? I don't know why they do it for me, I've never even known anyone that had one. I've been to the factory (here in Ohio) to watch them being made.


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Originally Posted by ollo_ollo View Post

1964 Naples Sabot (CL ad pic)

1982 300SD Turbo Diesel
Aside from bikes, and the expenses of living, this year saw these 2. I was looking for a small, car top row boat to fish our mountain lakes when I found this Sabot. Owner got it for her 12th birthday in 1964. She bought a new sail and restored it for her first retirement project, then sold it to me. It has a lee board, so no centerboard trunk. Rows easily as any dingy. Cost = one of my C&V finds. Used to sail a 14' scow, so thought it would be similar & appropriate for a geezer. It is, if sailed in light air, but more wind & chop makes her much easier to capsize and a lot more difficult to right than any scow!

I keep my cars in excellent mechanical shape, but recently, both had electronic problems. Dealer svc writer told me "you should just sell these "old" cars(2000 sedan & 2004 wagon) and buy a new one. I had a better idea, found a 1982 S class Turbo Diesel with new factory engine instead. Don
. I lived on a sail boat for more than a dozen years. My wife and I would spend our weekends at Santa Cruz Island and some of the other Channel Islands. When dockside I used to sail around the harbor in a Sidney Sabot . It had a center board and the hull was fiberglass with a foam core so it was quite a bit easier than yours to recover from capsize. I found that anything over 15-20kts of wind it would try to submarine itself! A lot of fun and yes it rowed really well. I later found an inflatable with an outboard motor much better for fishing and as a tender for the big boat. The good quality inflatables are very nice and once they plane out , they go quite fast. Bikes are a much cheaper hobby and the maintenance is less. I still miss those days on the open ocean, but I donít miss the expense and work. As Jimmy Buffett said those days are well astern of me!
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
I don't have one and I'm not interested in hauling one around the country and camping BUT........ I would love to have one of these in my back yard. Weird huh? I don't know why they do it for me, I've never even known anyone that had one. I've been to the factory (here in Ohio) to watch them being made.


I wouldn't mind an old Airstream. I would like to travel with it though. There are two factory authorized restoration shops near me. They turn a lot of them into food trucks, but also a number of owners bring their trailers in for a makeover and polish. Sometimes, the shops have them for sale.
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^Interesting...what got you into collecting celebrity hair?
Grandad Joyboy was senior mortician there at Whispering Glades in North Hollywood.


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Speaking of cars here are a few of mine.....we started to drive the old 58 quite a lot more because the lack of use gummed up the Rochester Fuel Injection. I just pulled the original F.I.in order to do for a rebuild, it has been replaced with a WCFB for the moment....maybe a post in the "What are you working on today CV related"


Original drivetrain and lots of road scars and patina but like my bikes both are used and put away wet...I am a strong believer in enjoying things while I can and letting the next owner worry about the details and nicks in the paint.

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. Bikes are a much cheaper hobby and the maintenance is less.
Generally true, but $300 ask was less than its new sail. Down in cheap aluminum rowboat territory, a no brainer.
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Late to the game as always. Outside of C&V I have two main occupiers of my time:

1965 Ford Falcon (bought back in 2016 after selling it in 1988). Due to schedule I took it to two shows in 2019 and received two first place plaques. One was at the national Falcon Club of America show in Winter Park, CO. It's humbling - especially because I didn't do any of the restoration work. The rebuilt motor from this last year will need to stretch it's legs. Light car and some power makes for lots of grins. I'm also president of the Inland Northwest Falcons chapter of the Falcon Club of America.




The remainder of the time is spent chasing this girl and helping her achieve her dream of playing college softball. She's a workout machine and I have been spending 2-4 days a week since the end of August helping her make the transition to the left side of the plate. She's hit right handed the past 6 years. I couldn't have made that transition when I was in high school - but she's got a whole lot more skill than me.

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Originally Posted by ollo_ollo View Post
Generally true, but $300 ask was less than its new sail. Down in cheap aluminum rowboat territory, a no brainer.
Wow! Great Deal, for sure , and a lot of fun. Enjoy! Joe
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I'm always looking out for cool stuff, vintage audio, Mexican silver, 12" and 7" vinyl, fossils and gems, etc. I don't normally buy baseball cards, but recently scored a "vendor pack" of 1986 Topps baseball cards and everything inside is in mint-or-better shape. Not a damn clue what to do with it though.

Potato quality pics, for sure, lighting in my living room is great for mood, sucks for pics. Not the most sought after year, but in current condition, probably $600 - 1,500 (or better) between a dozen cards in here if professionally graded at 9 or 10.


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These guys. Nina and Andy. Three surgeries in 2019. Andy had emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage twice (a giant acorn, both times) and Nina had a mast cell tumor removed behind her left ear. All is well now, though. Fingers crossed.



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Mrs. Me and my family of 15 - wife, kids, grand kids and one great grand kid - yehaw! I am so broke that, as Clint Eastwood once said... "If it cost two bits to go around the world, I could not get out of site:-(
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What to do with Reclaimed garage space.

The 2020 spring and summer bike shortage enabled a chance to clear out a garage and some basement space. My girlfriend has forgotten how much time I put into refurbishing and marketing, begging me to finish various home improvment projects like the kitchen.
I have been planning to get Euro delivery on below since a year ago, but Covid-19 blew up that dream. Finally pulled the trigger in July, waited 4.5 months and picked it up today. 6 speed manual.😁. My next newest car is a 2003 MINi S.



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What else is there?

It used to be this.




Might be again.
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There are quite a few guitars around, I've also built a couple of those along with some tube amps but that stuff has been on the back burner for a couple years now. Mostly throughout the years it's been cars and even more bikes.

My username is a bit of a giveaway I suppose, but I have a favorite brand. For a lot of years my garage would look like this. A few of these were long term residents, others came and went, but typically I had a few on hand ready to go and another two or three in the shop as projects.


I broke a couple decades of loyalty to the one brand though. A couple years back I bought an Aprilia I converted to a track bike, and this summer bought a flippin Moto Guzzi. Not sure what got into me on that one but there it is.



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There are quite a few guitars around, I've also built a couple of those along with some tube amps but that stuff has been on the back burner for a couple years now. Mostly throughout the years it's been cars and even more bikes.

My username is a bit of a giveaway I suppose, but I have a favorite brand. For a lot of years my garage would look like this. A few of these were long term residents, others came and went, but typically I had a few on hand ready to go and another two or three in the shop as projects.


I broke a couple decades of loyalty to the one brand though. A couple years back I bought an Aprilia I converted to a track bike, and this summer bought a flippin Moto Guzzi. Not sure what got into me on that one but there it is.
Very nice! There is a friend of mine in Plymouth, MI who would drool to see your bike collection up close. He loves all things designed inItaly.
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Very nice! There is a friend of mine in Plymouth, MI who would drool to see your bike collection up close. He loves all things designed inItaly.

That first picture is a couple years old now and all but one of those bikes have been sold. I'm nearing retirement and have been getting rid of things, including bikes. I sometimes regret selling the yellow one (A 996 monoposto I bought new in 2000) but otherwise I don't miss keeping multiple bikes maintained and registered/insured. The cost per mile each year of some of those bikes was ridiculous since they didn't get ridden much. That said, if I were single a couple of those bikes would be on display in my house. But I'm not so they aren't.

The only running bikes I have now are the 851, the Guzzi, and the Aprilia. The 851 needs work before it gets ridden again and the Aprilia will be for sale in the spring. I do still have a couple Ducati project bikes stashed away. Single cylinder, older stuff (1960s) I really should get back to work on.


EDIT: When I say project bikes, I mean rebuilds. I don't do restorations. Here are the two most recent bikes, before and after.

1966 Ducati Monza Jr.




1974 Ducti 750 GT





I sold the 160 when I realized I was never going to do any moto giro events on it and it was NOT a great real world bike. I sold the 75o when I started thinkng amore abotu what I could do with the money if I sold it than how much fun it was to ride. It helped a fund my 851 (a sentimental favorite) and a couple other things.

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Been into cars and bikes since the 70s...got this in 1977... money still goes into it.
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recently kayaking has been sucking up money......like bikes, started simply enough.....wanted to get back into it.

Found a used feathercraft folding kayak for a decent price.

but does it stop there? Nooooooooo!!!!

but that is just the start.....joined a club and paid my ACA dues. then realize need some safety stuff, float bags, paddle float, pump, light, etc. and of course a carbon paddle...and then realize that to kayak year round a drysuit is the thing, then realize my current booties are not big enough to go over dry suit and need something warm for my head...and then realize i need a new bag to put all this junk in..... I just did a custom frame worth of kayak stuff....what was I thinking
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