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Old 08-21-2011, 01:43 PM
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The Bucket-T equivilent to Sturgis

I had thought I shared this little romp here, but I'm getting senile. 2011 BucketHead Bash in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

The rodeo, Lee_in_KC testing his skills


The competition, a 14 year old girl testing her skills.


The Sunday School kids lined up waiting for their rides.



Norm Grabowski (77 Sunset Strip, builder of Kookie's T)


The family that won "Best in Show" and the son won the valve cover race.


6 days worth of daily cruises





The guy that organized and led the cruises just happened to be the 3rd highest ranked law enforcement officer in that county, so no one needed bailing out. He hosted two gatherings at his home, with plenty of t-parking in the front yard.


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Old 08-21-2011, 01:48 PM
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Wow!!! Those are great!!! I love the one where they are all lined up at the fuel pumps. Thanks for sharing.
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Wow!!! Those are great!!! I love the one where they are all lined up at the fuel pumps. Thanks for sharing.
Many years ago I did the same as your avatar.



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Interesting you compared it to Sturgis. I have always thought of the T-bucket as the "chopper of the car world"! :-) Just the basics!

Looks like a fun event. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-21-2011, 06:53 PM
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hang gliding

I've been told that you have to be crazy to fly one of those things. that's not true, but it does help.



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Old 08-21-2011, 06:59 PM
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Guys.............My avatar is not me, it is my son.I surprised him for his 18th birthday and took him hang gliding.
He is right now on his 20th day in Army basic training.I am so proud of him.
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I've been told that you have to be crazy to fly one of those things. that's not true, but it does help.



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Russ,

And we both know you stayed crazier for a much longer period of time than me. I gave it up around 25 years ago, and as the local Seagull Dealer, I was into it at the time. And you, didn't you just stop flying about 2 years ago?
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Guys.............My avatar is not me, it is my son.I surprised him for his 18th birthday and took him hang gliding.
He is right now on his 20th day in Army basic training.I am so proud of him.
I can't tell from the avatar if that is a tandem flight? But if your son's first flight then it would have been. However..... if 1st flight and solo, then maybe the Marines might have been a better fit for him than the Army, isn't their motto "The Marines, the few, the proud, the truly crazy" or something like that?
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Old 08-21-2011, 08:12 PM
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hang diving

I'll never give up flying. I just haven't been in the air for ~2 years now. my back hasn't been able to toss a glider on and off a roof rack for that long.

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I'm one of the luckiest people in the world. man has dreamed of flying for thousands of years. I've done it. Man has dreamed of building his own bucket T. I've done it. Model A hotrod - done it. married the perfect woman - done it. OK. so man has dreamed of the last for for longer than that, but I'm still dang lucky.

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Sounds like you and I are gearing up for another installment of the Life of Lee & Bob but with Russ subbing for Lee. Remember those long histories on the Bash forum? I only have total just over 200 hrs HG time, less than 200 private pilot time, and less than 200 ultralight time. Haven't found the perfect mate, but sailed and traveled the world instead. To date have fallen short of speed related bucket list do's, 100 mph on water, missed that one by 15 mph, and probably won't happen. 300 mph flying, have no friends that own a Lancair, so fell 130 mph short on that one, last but not least (for me) 37 mph short of the 200 mph club on terra firma. I'm thinking if I never find that "perfect" GT40 replica, since the V is speed limited (by the computer) to 191, then it might be in that car. To date, I have no idea how hard it pulls at those high speeds because there hasn't been an opportunity to hit much faster than 110 mph, but it was sure pulling hard at that speed. Not as hard as the Track-T, but no way am I going for those numbers in that ride.

Came across this phrase on a 60 minutes segment on Top Gear... "Speed is truly a modern sensation".

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I can't tell from the avatar if that is a tandem flight? But if your son's first flight then it would have been. However..... if 1st flight and solo, then maybe the Marines might have been a better fit for him than the Army, isn't their motto "The Marines, the few, the proud, the truly crazy" or something like that?
Well,the crazy Marine would be me 1983-1987 . It was a tandem flight.They tow you up with an ultra lite.
It was two years ago,he is 20 now.At the time he was surprised.I told him for his 18th birthday I wanted it to be something he would remember and it was going to be an event not an object.
We started driving south towards Georgia from southern Tennessee.He saw hang gliding a sign on the way down.I told him that was it.He had a good time.


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Cool gift. Did I get the Marine motto correct?
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Nice Car on the Ferry in the 8th Pic looks like it would rub your Elbow raw.
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Cool gift. Did I get the Marine motto correct?
Sure did (or Semper Fi). Back to the pics. I really do love t-buckets.
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That must be a lot of fun,,, But I'll keep my wheels on the ground...
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