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(01-30-2020, 11:51 PM)Frigg Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 03:30 PM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote: Dateline Los Angeles 1962

Event : Ride on a UFO

" I'm 4 years old when a Bright Golden Lighted Craft hovers over our back yard.
My sister calls us all to come to the Back Door to see this strange Craft above our back yard.

( I'll continue if Prompted , it's the best damn UFO Story ever , well , Ezekiel's is close second maybe, I doubt it though )

Please, by all means.

I am very interested in detailed accounts.

I want to hear your story... Then Quid Pro Quo~

I will recount a tale... in a commensurate if not more... amount of detail.

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(01-30-2020, 10:59 PM)Pipkints Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 08:18 PM)Wingsprint Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 09:57 AM)Pipkints Wrote: This one time at motocross camp!  I was there for 2 weeks, my mate camped out with me over the weekend in between the school sessions. There is only the one bike and as 15yr olds you don't care about much except what is right in front and be part of it.

So mate and I head up to the tracks, he is passenger. He asks can he wear the gloves and goggles?......of course mate.  We are just putting around having a laugh -mud- and I decide to cross a bridge that takes you more into the bush trails rather than moto tracks.

We ride along this single track, its slippery due to heaps of rain but its hot being Aus early summer. Still just putting along - 3rd gear on a 80cc - there is biggest snake I have ever seen (ever) lying across the track. MOFO'n King Brown, had to be 8" round through the middle and 7' long at least!
I was on top of it before I realized so my first thought was " I'll rev the bike and spin the rear on it" no, I was in 3rd gear with 2 dudes on it. The bike bogged & went brrr... I ride over the snake, get off the bike and look around, it just keeps going into the grass as if nothing happened, slow.

But mate is already back down the track 30yrds, sprinting, goggles and gloves all!
Ive doubled over the bike laughing so hard at the sight, I don't think H Bolt would have caught him.

When I asked him after why he took off like that he said "man, those things can move fast!'

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my Hero...

I have those SCOTT boots stashed in the Container... Chuckle

Whoop! Yellow Yammi, that Hannah could ride a machine. So I'll tell a story. Love Yamies, always. My Hero was the first to go over there < Gall was his name, All Hail Lord Gall. it was he that put Aus into the professional motocross/supercross scene. Which was starting up big time over in the US

We were first to scramble in mud and shit. (Hey, settle down Yanks & Poms we could argue all day.) So since we inveted it, it wasnt going to be long until we dominate it. That didn't turn out to be. From the mid 70's the Euros gave the Yanks heaps, particularly the Belgians (which will come back to haunt the US) From the late 70's until the early/mid 90's Mother America ruled the world in motocross.

I did a quick rundown of all the magazine's over that time. Aus magz, Motocross Action, The odd Euro mag if I could get my hands on one, generally Pomo. Ended being something like $3000. Fully Obsessed.

Only one regret, and its not mine. David Bailey would have been the best that ever rode, meaning titles. His perfection was rare and unfortunately limited.

My sig is Jonny O.
Apologies

Hee Hee...those were the good old days...I started in 77'  and won a ton of races local and made it to the regionals and missed it by one spot...

had great fun...the golden age of MX.....I have five boxes of MX mags in my container and tons of MXaction.....loved Jodys box articles...

learned a lot about building motors...porting...etc...

Roger De Coster  was my other favorites cause I rode a Suzuki...

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Steve Stackable of Maico

I can name 50 still.... Chuckle
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Once upon a time circa 1969 when I was on my first ship and just a green E3 Seaman my special Sea and Anchor detail assignment was Lee Helmsman. I was manning the Lee Helm (speed control of each of the twin shafts/screws) and we were conducting Plane Guard about 6000 yards behind the Aircraft Carrier Kennedy as she was launching aircraft. The Captain was on the bridge, but 2 Junior Officers had the watch (Bridge and Con). All of a sudden the Captain jumped out of his bridge chair grabbing binoculars and loudly announcing "This is the Captain, I have the Bridge and the Con, All Ahead Flank set RPMS for Maneuvering." I answered repeating the Lee Helm orders. The Captain then had the Helmsman (steering) come left 5 degrees rudder. The he had the Helmsman steady on this course. Tricky at high speed as the ship is big and heavy and can go past the desired heading. You have to go slightly past a centered rudder then meet it coming back to centered rudder or you zig zag and get your ass chewed royally. Shortly lookouts called out whaat the Captain had already seen 1st with a naked eye. We were closing fast on an exposed periscope of a submarine (Russian). The collision alarm was sounded as ordered just before we got to where the periscope had disappeared. There was a very noticeable impact. Another destroyer came over and got transient noises on sonar from the damaged Russian sub. They followed them long enough to ascertain the Russians had learned where they were not welcome to be, as they fled away from the Carrier Group. We were replaced on Plane Guard and stood down to assess our own damages. Our sonar dome had been tore up completely and we had a bit of other damage but were not taking on water anywhere, and we ended up leaving the carrier group and made our way to Brest France which was our next Liberty port. We were supposed to anchor out in a designated anchorage with huge anchoring buoys we were expected to tie off on. We had a harbor pilot on board to see to the conning and speed to the approach to the buoy. Unheard of the Captain again took over control of the Bridge and the Con. Guess what happened next? Instead of a smooth slow safe approach to the anchoring buoy, we ran over it. I was on Lee Helm for this as well. Just following Orders. It was all above my paygrade, but I would bet the logs never showed the collision with the Russian sub and the anchoring incident was a cover story for our sonar dome damage. We did get 6 weeks in drydock in Toulon France while our sonar dome and damage was repaired. Toulon it self would be another whole story that I don't think I will tell. Some wild and crazy things happened there.
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(01-31-2020, 12:05 AM)Pipkints Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 11:51 PM)Frigg Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 03:30 PM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote: Dateline Los Angeles 1962

Event : Ride on a UFO

" I'm 4 years old when a Bright Golden Lighted Craft hovers over our back yard.
My sister calls us all to come to the Back Door to see this strange Craft above our back yard.

( I'll continue if Prompted , it's the best damn UFO Story ever , well , Ezekiel's is close second maybe, I doubt it though )

Please, by all means.

I am very interested in detailed accounts.

I want to hear your story... Then Quid Pro Quo~

I will recount a tale... in a commensurate if not more... amount of detail.

popnana  popnana  x 10

Tell us about your non pro result Sasquatch search, for real this time.

Me?

Think for yourself

...tell the person next to you ..You Love Them.
Knock and the door will be opened.

Cognitive Dissident...
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(01-31-2020, 12:37 AM)Tac Wrote: Once upon a time circa 1969 when I was on my first ship and just a green E3 Seaman my special Sea and Anchor detail assignment was Lee Helmsman.  I was manning the Lee Helm (speed control of each of the twin shafts/screws) and we were conducting Plane Guard about 6000 yards behind the Aircraft Carrier Kennedy as she was launching aircraft.  The Captain was on the bridge, but 2 Junior Officers had the watch (Bridge and Con).  All of a sudden the Captain jumped out of his bridge chair grabbing binoculars and loudly announcing "This is the Captain, I have the Bridge and the Con, All Ahead Flank set RPMS for Maneuvering."  I answered repeating the Lee Helm orders.  The Captain then had the Helmsman (steering) come left 5 degrees rudder.  The he had the Helmsman steady on this course.  Tricky at high speed as the ship is big and heavy and can go past the desired heading.  You have to go slightly past a centered rudder then meet it coming back to centered rudder or you zig zag and get your ass chewed royally.  Shortly lookouts called out whaat the Captain had already seen 1st with a naked eye.  We were closing fast on an exposed periscope of a submarine (Russian).  The collision alarm was sounded as ordered just before we got to where the periscope had disappeared.  There was a very noticeable impact.  Another destroyer came over and got transient noises on sonar from the damaged Russian sub.  They followed them long enough to ascertain the Russians had learned where they were not welcome to be, as they fled away from the Carrier Group.  We were replaced on Plane Guard and stood down to assess our own damages.  Our sonar dome had been tore up completely and we had a bit of other damage but were not taking on water anywhere, and we ended up leaving the carrier group and made our way to Brest France which was our next Liberty port.  We were supposed to anchor out in a designated anchorage with huge anchoring buoys we were expected to tie off on.  We had a harbor pilot on board to see to the conning and speed to the approach to the buoy.  Unheard of the Captain again took over control of the Bridge and the Con.  Guess what happened next?  Instead of a smooth slow safe approach to the anchoring buoy, we ran over it.  I was on Lee Helm for this as well.  Just following Orders.  It was all above my paygrade, but I would bet the logs never showed the collision with the Russian sub and the anchoring incident was a cover story for our sonar dome damage.  We did get 6 weeks in drydock in Toulon France while our sonar dome and damage was repaired.  Toulon it self would be another whole story that I don't think I will tell.  Some wild and crazy things happened there.

I just read the book Master and Commander.

I'll bet you would like it.


It is a fictional historical novel set in the reign of Napolean. High seas adventure and extremely well written.

There is a movie too. (It was good but the book is even better)

Think for yourself

...tell the person next to you ..You Love Them.
Knock and the door will be opened.

Cognitive Dissident...
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Four male Reiki Master Teachers had just finished being at an exhibition in London, about to go home and the car refused to start due to a "flat battery".

So all four RM's put their bare hands on the battery and sent energy to it, then the car started.

True story.

Yeah3
"The LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married" Isaiah 62 In January 2020 he said, "This is my daughter in whom I am well pleased". I know the bible to be true because dogs are more compassionate than rich people. Chuckle When I get my dog I know what name it will be and so does he.
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Which one? Folks wouldn't believe them.
"Why don't you try speaking in words instead of your damn dirty lies?"
~Louise Belcher
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I must have missed a turning on my way home from Leeds, I found myself in a country road, with no lights or signposts I could see.

So I called Archangel Michael, and he gave me directions out of the mess I'd driven myself into.

I will never ever forget that night in pitch black, with him saying turn left, turn right, keep going, then telling me when to turn again until I got back on the main road with signposts that I could see.

Chuckle
"The LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married" Isaiah 62 In January 2020 he said, "This is my daughter in whom I am well pleased". I know the bible to be true because dogs are more compassionate than rich people. Chuckle When I get my dog I know what name it will be and so does he.
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(01-31-2020, 12:58 AM)KOMMA Wrote: I must have missed a turning on my way home from Leeds, I found myself in a country road, with no lights or signposts I could see.

So I called Archangel Michael, and he gave me directions out of the mess I'd driven myself into.

I will never ever forget that night in pitch black, with him saying turn left, turn right, keep going, then telling me when to turn again until I got back on the main road with signposts that I could see.

Chuckle

I used to love visiting Leeds way back when.
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