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General - NON Snowmobile Discussion / Re: FOM passed away yesterday
« Last post by Hal on June 17, 2017, 03:21:03 PM »
I am four years old than FOM. That really makes me feel like an old timer. Golf keeps me young and in shape.
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General - NON Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Summer projects
« Last post by thnksno on June 13, 2017, 09:25:05 AM »
Yup, teenagers today are competing with 38 year olds for jobs, it's ridiculous. He doesn't know it, but he could buy a brand new corvette if he wanted, I refuse to make it that easy for him. Further, if he does get into college, he's going to need that money.

I'm in a rut right now because I know fit is going to hit the shan soon, so why start now. In about another 3-4 weeks I won't find time to eat. Talk about not being my normal self. The puppy pees on the carpet and I'm like, so what it's going to get ripped up soon, why bother cleaning it up. Lol!
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General - NON Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Summer projects
« Last post by greekboy on June 12, 2017, 12:49:05 PM »
Where to start?

Bought a home and wooded acreage west of here and still haven't figured out what to do with the old house. Maybe a rental, maybe sell it, after 18 years and 2 kids it needs some work either way. Been riding a lot recently, I bought a new DRZ last fall and a CRF1000L just last week. I modded the dizzer over the winter, maybe pushing 40hp, it's a wheelie machine. I don't plan on doing much to the CRF except ready it and plan for an epic trip next year.

Kids are out of school and the oldest one wants to drive but has no job prospects, so the old JGC sits. The last time I drove it I hit an expansion joint and death wobble occurred. I need to fix it (likely the track bar) but am sick of working on that heap.  The old lady booked a vacation early next month, that zapped my motivation to do anything until after the trip.

I have a million things to do but being in limbo between the new and old properties I can't seem to do anything. My garage is filled with bikes and go karts I haven't washed the Tundra in 2 months, it seems my only option right now is to drink beer.

Thinkr, you've let yourself go.... This isn't the control freak / clean freak I used to know....  :floor:

I also lack motivation (at times). With all the kids sports and work stuff getting in my way, sometimes you need to just do nothing at all and keep whats left of your sanity. It all works out in the end.

Good luck to your kid. Good jobs are hard to come by right now, but they just need to get their foot in the door somewhere and work their way up the ladder.... I feel bad for kids these days b/c getting a job used to be so much easier back when I got out of college....



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General - NON Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Summer projects
« Last post by thnksno on June 12, 2017, 10:37:38 AM »
Where to start?

Bought a home and wooded acreage west of here and still haven't figured out what to do with the old house. Maybe a rental, maybe sell it, after 18 years and 2 kids it needs some work either way. Been riding a lot recently, I bought a new DRZ last fall and a CRF1000L just last week. I modded the dizzer over the winter, maybe pushing 40hp, it's a wheelie machine. I don't plan on doing much to the CRF except ready it and plan for an epic trip next year.

Kids are out of school and the oldest one wants to drive but has no job prospects, so the old JGC sits. The last time I drove it I hit an expansion joint and death wobble occurred. I need to fix it (likely the track bar) but am sick of working on that heap.  The old lady booked a vacation early next month, that zapped my motivation to do anything until after the trip.

I have a million things to do but being in limbo between the new and old properties I can't seem to do anything. My garage is filled with bikes and go karts I haven't washed the Tundra in 2 months, it seems my only option right now is to drink beer.
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General - NON Snowmobile Discussion / Re: FOM passed away yesterday
« Last post by thnksno on June 12, 2017, 10:13:55 AM »
Sad news FOM was a great guy, I met him a few times.

I believe FOM was Fast Old Man, similar to Mark's FOG enduro racing name which meant Fast Old Guy.
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General - NON Snowmobile Discussion / Re: FOM passed away yesterday
« Last post by greekboy on June 08, 2017, 07:10:09 AM »
Did FOM stand for fat old man on this board, or am I thinking of a different FOM?

He wasn't fat, but he was older.... I think he was actually retired for 4-5 years already ???
Trying to remember the timeline. Last time I saw him he purchased a cabin on the flowage and all the contractors he met with wanted to knock the entire house down and start over. He was sort of pissed about that b/c he had purchased the place at a normal cost (waterfront cabins $$), so he assumed value in the house part. I think he finally caved in and did what they all suggested, but I heard the house came out awesome and he was really happy with it. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like he got all that much time out of it.
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General - NON Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Summer projects
« Last post by racerdave on June 07, 2017, 10:31:04 AM »
Log order #3 went without a hitch. Exterior of the cabin is 95% complete. All that's left is some minor nail hole filling and caulking. Ran out of the special caulking I was using, so I couldn't wrap that up 100% just yet....

Still need to plant some grass seed and do some minor hand grading this summer as well.
Looks good Chuck! :thumbsupsmileyanim:
You even took this pic standing up!!! :beer2:

 :specool:
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General - NON Snowmobile Discussion / Re: FOM passed away yesterday
« Last post by racerdave on June 07, 2017, 10:30:01 AM »
Did FOM stand for fat old man on this board, or am I thinking of a different FOM?
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General - NON Snowmobile Discussion / Re: FOM passed away yesterday
« Last post by David on June 06, 2017, 06:54:29 AM »
Sounding like a Memorial service will occur sometime in Mid July.
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