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A bike for Def! 8338

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,733 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2007, 05:58:34 PM »
I love white water rafting... you don't worry so much when you hit a rock because the front end of your boat doesn't shatter and splinter then start taking on water!

Plus you have six other people to blame when something goes wrong!

Def

No Life Club Posts: 3,592 Supreme Planetary Overlord trainee
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #51 on: August 09, 2007, 07:07:07 PM »
Def,you need to come down to my corner of the world. I'm only a couple hours from world class rafting on the New and Gauley Rivers. Rafting on the New,has the added benefit of going through the New River Gorge.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,733 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #52 on: August 09, 2007, 07:17:07 PM »
I'm on my way!

My wife wanted to go tidal bore rafting until she saw it done...

Def

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #53 on: August 09, 2007, 08:30:53 PM »
I'm on my way!

My wife wanted to go tidal bore rafting until she saw it done...

Def
Sorry for being dence but whats tidal bore rafting ???

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,733 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #54 on: August 10, 2007, 01:02:29 AM »
It's like whitewater rafting, but instead of a river, you go out into inlets where the tides cause nasty swells and whitecaps.  It is apparently mostly a Nova Scotia thing- I didn't realize that.

http://www.lulu.tv/?p=4537

I knew we had some of the highest tides in the world, but I didn't realize we were the only ones in the world with a sport dedicated to them!

Def

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #55 on: August 10, 2007, 02:52:41 PM »
It's like whitewater rafting, but instead of a river, you go out into inlets where the tides cause nasty swells and whitecaps.  It is apparently mostly a Nova Scotia thing- I didn't realize that.

http://www.lulu.tv/?p=4537

I knew we had some of the highest tides in the world, but I didn't realize we were the only ones in the world with a sport dedicated to them!

Def
Nut jobs the lot of em!

where do i sign up ;D

Seriously though it looks like your body takes a serious pounding in those waves :o

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,733 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #56 on: August 10, 2007, 02:59:55 PM »
Yeah... and the water is DIRTY!

Some of the tides in this area are phenomenal.  Places where you walked an hour before can be under 6 feet of water within an hour, creating those violent waves which rip the sand and small rocks from the bottom.

http://www.thehopewellrocks.ca/english/fundytides.htm

Those giant rocks become tiny islands in just a few short hours.

Def

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #57 on: August 10, 2007, 03:08:43 PM »
Yeah... and the water is DIRTY!

Some of the tides in this area are phenomenal.  Places where you walked an hour before can be under 6 feet of water within an hour, creating those violent waves which rip the sand and small rocks from the bottom.

http://www.thehopewellrocks.ca/english/fundytides.htm

Those giant rocks become tiny islands in just a few short hours.

Def
there's a tidal power station thats the biggest and best of it's kind somewhere in canada, but I can't remember what it's called ::)

Just watching the difference of high and low tide is just amazing (i think it was almost 20ft!) and how the equipment stands up to the battering of the sea is just increadable!

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,733 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2007, 03:29:34 PM »
Without getting into a hippie tree hugging, anti nuclear discussion, it's amazing that we are still burning fossil fuels for energy when there is so much of it around.  One of the reasons I want to move out of the city and onto a few acres of land (still quite affordable in my area) is so that I can set up a decent sized solar field, a windmill and maybe even a small waterwheel.  Free energy is everywhere, and some days I find it hard to believe that we are still dependent on petroleum.  Even if we left petroleum for cars and trucks (because lets face it, a real, viable alternative for that hasn't been found) I'd bet that tidal, wind, hydro electrical and solar could power most other things, especially if folks had the decency to leave their incandescent lightbulbs behind and switch to LED or fluorescent.

Def

No Life Club Posts: 3,592 Supreme Planetary Overlord trainee
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #59 on: August 10, 2007, 03:59:00 PM »
There's a good amount of untapped hydro power in Appalachia,but big coal has it's hooks in pretty deep.Tidal bore rafting...that's like the Maritimes equvalent of surfing!

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,733 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #60 on: August 10, 2007, 04:15:22 PM »
We also boast some of the world's best surfing (supposedly), so I think surfing is the Maritimes' equivalent of surfing!  Tidal Bore Rafting is our equivalent of getting drunk and seeing how fast we can wreck a boat!   :cheers:

Def

No Life Club Posts: 3,592 Supreme Planetary Overlord trainee
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #61 on: August 10, 2007, 04:21:02 PM »
 Drinking and boat wrecking is the provenance of jet ski and bass boat owners here >:(

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,733 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #62 on: August 10, 2007, 04:24:22 PM »
Jet skis are Mother Nature's way of saying "You're too dumb to live anymore."  It's too bad too- they are great fun, and fantastic little watercraft, if only they could come up with a way of getting rid of most of the idiots who drive them while keeping the machine intact! 

Def

No Life Club Posts: 3,699 Smells like tar and smoke.
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #63 on: July 28, 2008, 11:25:25 AM »
Good point... 

Although for something like that the only thing I can see being really useful is an old Lada Cossack!

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Def
am I the only one who thinks they've a certain charm?

hmm now thats a real beater for off road car,most of the crap they sell here and there are useless in woods,with all their alloy wheels,chromes,leatherseats et,all irrelevant in trail filled with bogs,mud,roots,etc.

its original name is lada niva,here mp´s use it widely,it has continuous four wheel drive,good gearbox,really easy t maintain and fix,good set of sturdy tools with it and it doesnt mind if it gets soaked abit since the interior is protected against mildew too,and has good holes in floor for draining,distributor cap is sealed against wet etc little good points.


and the price is good here too.if u are lookin for some offroader instead of some bling bling humWee :D
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,733 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #64 on: August 01, 2008, 01:46:21 AM »
The Niva was the base model Cossack- they were the same truck but the Cossack had some fancier stuff, like windows and seats! :P  Seriously, the Niva didn't have a roof rack, and I'm sure there were some other differences.

All in all, it's in my top three for off road vehicles, the other two being a Jeep and a Land Rover Defender!

Def

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,723 The MTO handshake.
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #65 on: August 01, 2008, 04:27:34 PM »
Good point... 

Although for something like that the only thing I can see being really useful is an old Lada Cossack!

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Def
Reminds me of that joke " Why do Lada's have heated rear windows ? Too keep your hands warm while you push them. "  :D


"Downunder Mod (that sounds dirty, doesn't it?)"
Yeh Baby :P >:D >:D
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,733 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #66 on: August 01, 2008, 07:57:13 PM »
I dunno, I'd take one- in fact, I was looking for one when I got my Jeep as they are just as tough and much cheaper!

Don't believe me?  here's one on the bottom of a lake:



Def

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,723 The MTO handshake.
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #67 on: August 01, 2008, 08:18:32 PM »
I did not know Lada made submarines  :o I wonder how they stopped water getting into the electrickery , gearbox & motor  :think: :think: :think:. The two snorkels 1=exhaust, 2=engine air intake . Still do not know how they did it?


"Downunder Mod (that sounds dirty, doesn't it?)"
Yeh Baby :P >:D >:D
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,733 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #68 on: August 01, 2008, 08:38:42 PM »
The pipes were a trick- didn't you see the guy's feet underneath like Fred Flintstone? :D

Def

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #69 on: August 01, 2008, 10:40:04 PM »
I dunno, I'd take one- in fact, I was looking for one when I got my Jeep as they are just as tough and much cheaper!

Don't believe me?  here's one on the bottom of a lake:



Def
I prefered this Vid not sure why ??? :drool:

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,733 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #70 on: August 01, 2008, 11:30:22 PM »
Yeah, I liked that one too!

Def

Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #71 on: August 02, 2008, 10:05:20 AM »

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
No Life Club Posts: 1,765
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #72 on: August 02, 2008, 06:31:36 PM »
Yeah, I liked that one too!

Def
:salute:
Can't think why but I am quite fond of it too but I have always been a lada fan honest :D
Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #73 on: August 02, 2008, 07:06:21 PM »
Me too, but I like simply, no fuss engineering :)

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Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Re: A bike for Def!
« Reply #74 on: August 02, 2008, 11:47:23 PM »
Me too, but I like simply, no fuss engineering :)

Like the supertool  :pok:  :D

Sorry couldn't resist.  :P

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