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Look who I found in my driveway!!

Jim was kind enough to make arrangements to stop by on his cross country trip. It was great to visit with him in person again. He always has a story to tell or pictures to share. He also brought by an official Colorado p!ss rock. It has been placed right off the back porch.

Thanks for coming by, Jim!!
 

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That's awesome! (especially the rock HAHAHA!)
 

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Any chance you swinging thru Western NC?? Lol
 

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Where in the world is Ridgway,

my Grizzly 700 got the shim and purple spring done today, easiest job that I ever have done, I just held the shop light. Lol

Rollout stock ratio was 2.41 to 1; now a 2.71 to 1, with a 1.5 shim, plus make me smile purple spring. Hope to try it tomorrow.

Edit: said this wrong...lol, take out the word Rollout, and between stock and ratio, add the word pulley, ....

Should say stock pulley ratio was.....
 

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I've finally ran a 700 near sea level, and it will pull the front end over with that small amount of shim and easily hits 50 m.p.h. in a short distance. He wouldn't let me cut the cam plate and install 2 mm's of bend, but we can do that on my next trip when we install the machined primary.
 

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Any chance you swinging thru Western NC?? Lol
I'll be somewhere in N.C. after Indiana, D.C. and VA heading to Atlanta, FL, LA, TX then.....
 

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Where in the world is Ridgway?
That’s a much better title for this thread!! So everyone post up if Ridgway crosses your path!!
 
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Rode Turkey Bay with Ridgway today, we had a good ride, sorry no pics.
 

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Well, I had a chance to repay Jim some of the hospitality that he has shown my friends and family the last several years, and we had a great weekend. Drove around with Ridgway through some of the Shawnee National Forest, he ate some new greasy fried foods, like fried corn nuggets....lol, they simply eat way to healthy out west...was able to get my shim and purple spring install done. Jim would not take no for a answer on the 1.0 vs 1,5 mm shim, so we put in the 1.5 shim. Glad we did after the fact. And then enjoyed a day in the woods riding the Grizzlies at Turkey Bay, I led and chose my trails carefully, had to keep my new Grizzly safe that Jim was riding....lol. While I failed to get a picture, Ridgway was on a “Red” Grizzly, all day, and even spoke favorably.....lol.

I guess my next task will be to join AAA and start drying out, I have consumed my yearly allotment of alcohol in one weekend....lol.

Ransom, something to think about, not sure if we could get Jim to loop back to the Missouri crew on the way back around his eastern state swing, and get another ride?
 

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Thanks Dr. for the great weekend, let me add to the story.
We spent the first day riding around the area in the truck before the rain hit, and made it into the shop/hospital for the transplant surgery just in time. Doc was slightly concerned as he hadn't got around to making a vise or spring compressor, and didn't have a reducer for the sockets to use the torque wrench.
We started the surgery by opening up the patient to count the starting ratio and roll-out, then zipped the nuts off. (for the 11% increase in roll-out, he got a 15% increase in ratio)
The shim installation was easy and the spring was also to with Doc holding the wheel as I started the nut back on.
After closing the patient I was forced to check the joint torque with a ride around the yard as the next day we planned to ride the Land Between the Lakes and doc wanted to ride the fast green Grizz.
The ride started off fine as when entering the trail there were 15 m.p.h. speed limit signs everywhere, so Dr. couldn't get to far ahead and out of sight. Also, before starting the ride, Dr. told me not to ride in the lake. I guess the didn't want me to cover the red with a coat of brown.
By the end of the day Doc let me go up a few hill, and on a couple up-hill runs he walked back to make sure the grizz was still on all four's.
I kept telling him it had a winch and I would be fine, but he still felt better walking back down the trail. After a couple hills I would wait longer to start the run, causing him to walk further back, so he got a work-out.
We did get enough dirt on the grizzlys for a stop at the car wash on the way back to the hospital.
Thanks Doc for a great time.
 

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Hey gang, just wanted to give everyone an update that Ridgway is still on tour. He arrived yesterday in the Commonwealth of VA. We enjoyed a few burgers last night and many, many, many beverages...just kidding on the third many...but maybe not. Ridgway also had the pleasure to mingle amongst the **** dogs last night and even invited one into the garage with us. Anyhow, today was a tour around the area, two meals, and some food prep for tomorrow. Tomorrow, birds on the smoker, ham on the grill, and many sides to prepare. Good friends, good times, and good eatin', next destination unknown however there's a good chance he'll be packing some awesome leftovers.
 

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After not seeing Hammer for three years it was great to spend a few days with him. We enjoyed watching the **** dogs, deer and turkeys wander around the yard, and the Thanksgiving fix'ins were great too.
Yesterday and today I spent time looking the area over with another old friend of mine here in town on temporary assignment, and tomorrow I'm off to Washington, D.C. before heading south.
Thanks Hammer for the hospitality.
 

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Has anyone seen this guy? Hopefully the Thanksgiving fixin's didn't catch up with him. I've seen him post however I've lost the GPS signal from his ankle bracelet, ha. Ridgway, did you find what you were looking for in the archives?
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The fix'ins were great and didn't slow the trip, do you ship to Colorado?
I got back to Ridgway yesterday after 6500 miles over 29 days with stops in 16 states and our nations capital while passing through a couple other states in between.
I enjoying visiting with many good friends, some from here on G.C. and others from different walks.
Between visits, I did have time to do research in many state or national archival buildings, and did located documents I was looking for while finding some I wasn't sure existed.
The weather was clear until last week. While heading to Bastrop, TX I ran into a rain storm and high winds in east TX and awoke to 5"s of snow on the truck in Bastrop. From there is was clear all the way back home and the temps were warm until getting to Pagosa Springs.
 
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