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September 12th, 2007


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08:16 pm - The Benefits of Internet Penpals
Internet penpals can be amusing, entertaining, but most especially, educational. For example, today I have learned several important things from my own Internet penpal, who came for a visit on his way back from Burning Man.

I would now like to share some of these important life lessons with you.

1. A Yamaha Virago motorcycle cannot be driven into a standard horse-trailer unless you somehow chop out the bar between the doors in the back of the trailer so that the handlebars can fit through.

2. Once you have chopped out the bar between the doors of said trailer, a Yamaha Virago motorcycle can still not be driven into a standard horse-trailer because when your front tire hits the end of the trailer, your rear tire is still on the ramp.

2a. Using a 2-foot-wide ramp for a 500-pound motorcycle can be exciting and fun. Or dangerous. Or both.

3. Once you have sawn a giant hole into the saddle storage area of a standard horse-trailer, you will still need to remove some kind of saddle rack in the storage area, because although you can get the Yamaha Virago motorcycle IN to the trailer, it still bumps into the rack thingy and you cannot close the doors.

4. Apparently, the use of a tape measure is akin to asking for directions.

5. There are very few problems that cannot be solved with a Sawzall, a drill, chisels, duct tape, and, possibly, a welding rig.

6. Those problems could have been avoided in the first place had one used a tape measure.

7. Tape measures are for sissies.

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From:eyetwitchy
Date:September 13th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
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I giggled.
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From:ladyfox7oaks
Date:September 13th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC)
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#8... Why the bloody HELL is one using a standard HORSE TRAILER,- instead of say... a U-Haul, a Cargo van, A flatbed trailer, or any one of a DOZEN things that would be much easier and convenient to use without the extensive use of power tools... ?!?!?
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From:eyetwitchy
Date:September 13th, 2007 06:00 am (UTC)
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Male brain, nuff said.
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From:ladyfox7oaks
Date:September 13th, 2007 06:04 am (UTC)
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True...
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 13th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
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Um ... it was cheap and all the shops in town that could put a motorcycle rack on an RV were busy?

Also, according to Charlie, "They fit TWO big old horses in there! We saw them in the corral! Those horses were a lot bigger than the bike!"

Or so they thought.

Luckily, there wasn't MUCH discussion of sawzalling the horses...
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From:ladyfox7oaks
Date:September 13th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
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Oh good GRIEF... *Facepalm*
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 13th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
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Yeah.

"Um ... horses can duck. Motorcycles -- not so much."

hahahahaaa!
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From:sushirob
Date:September 13th, 2007 07:28 am (UTC)
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I would just like to point out that for once, im not responsible for any of this.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 13th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
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Hey, yeah, that's true. How often does *that* happen?
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From:histygirl
Date:September 13th, 2007 08:03 am (UTC)
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Is there video? I have PayPal.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 13th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
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Oh man, I WISH there was video.
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From:ktkatrina
Date:September 13th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
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first thought as a horse person was "WTF did they do that for to a good horse trailer?? Thats sacrilage..."

Second thought as I kept reading - Yamaha makes a motercycle called a "Virago"... *snickers like a schoolgirl" guess thay took the whole midlife crisis thing to a whole new level... viagro... viagra... *giggle*
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 13th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
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"WTF did they do that for to a good horse trailer?? Thats sacrilage..."

Three words: "It was there."

Five more words: "And so was the sawzall."

I think that about covers it.
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From:diachrony
Date:September 13th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
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Your Internet Penpal is obviously afflicted with what I call Tim Taylor Syndrome.

A good lesson to remember: whatever it is will ALWAYS take up much more space than you think it will. ALWAYS.

Sooooo ... are you going to give him a tape measure for his birthday? ;)
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From:mrsveteran
Date:September 13th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
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I was thinking a pink, Hello Kitty tape measure, actually ...
From:wildaspenrose
Date:September 14th, 2007 02:35 am (UTC)
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Oh No...It needs to be a pink "my little pony" tape measure LMAO
Ya know, the bike probably contains less mass than the horses but you'd think they'd notice the slight difference in shape...another one of those things that make you go Hmmmm

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