Sand Rover DONE! (finished pics pg 7, sand video pg 10)

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  1. Dr. Tankenstein

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    I totally dig this bike! Heading to Tybee Island next weekend, if I see any cool stickers, I'll send them to ya!

    Man, I want tio ride that thing!

    Cheers,
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    Man that thing is bad,Great job it looks factory!!!You will have to put up a video of it mobbing in the sand...Do you want any west coast surf stickers?
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    I love this thing!! Great job! Looks like a blast to ride :)
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    Thanks guys, and as for the offer of stickers YES YES YES! I love stickers and this bike will have them. Obviously will need smaller sizes, but that's good 'cause those are the cheap ones! haha

    Thanks again for all the compliments, this is a little beast, probably only rode it around a mile or so last night, I will get videos on the beach... if Irene lets me! :x
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    Hey RatRod, how about a front page mention? :wink: :mrgreen:
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    Has it had any time in the sand yet? :D
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    thats beast looks sweet...cant wait to see the other action shots..... clean build and well executed plan
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    ++++1
    Maybe some FaceBook action too.
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    The plan was to have this thing built before our beach vacation. We are supposed to be leaving Saturday morning to go to Nags Head (about 2 hours away), but hurricane Irene is saying otherwise. There has been a mandatory evacuation for non-residents, so we can't go in. Hoping after the storm has passed and hasn't done a load of damage we can get in there Sunday at some time for the calm after the storm, usually beautiful right after. The bike is built, it's the beach I'm having issues with! haha

    Thank you, If I had it to do again I'd stick to the same plan, but I might have done the rear a little different, just for looks, it's just that when we were about to weld the rear on I was lucky to realize that the crank would've interfered with the chainstays and so we quickly extended it and it ended up having more tube in it than expected, which actually looks cool, and after my 200 pounds bunny hopping it on pavement and Cody doing the same, I really trust this bike.

    This was one of those things I pictured in my mind but didn't think I would actually do, but I've gotten more brave about taking on projects, and I'm sure glad of that right now.

    :shock: Haha, oh no you didn't just go there! :lol:
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    That looks awesome. I bet that thing would be pretty good in the MUD too
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    One word....AWESOME! :mrgreen:
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    Totally beast. I love it.

    Made me think about some dunes up were I used to live that would be great fun to ride on with that bike. I hope you get some sand time.

    Cheers Jonnie
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    Thanks, been trying to avoid thinking about the storm, but just looked at a live model and a national weather report (they give it straight without the hype that the networks use to sell more advertising) and I'm getting pretty depressed. :cry:
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    Dang, that bites about Irene. She is headed right over Nags Head.

    I totally forgot about looking for stickers in Jacksonville. I was only there for 20 minutes getting the two OCC Stingrays before I was back on the road. I think Tin Machine lives down that way.

    Hopefully things will clear up and you can get some sand time, otherwise, I just might beat you to the beach! :wink:
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    My parents rented the house for the week, saturday to saturday I think. If we can't go all week, they will get their money back. Last year we stayed there Saturday to Thursday and hurricane Earl made us evacuate, they got their money back and a chance to get it same week this year. I'm really hoping it blows through quick with little damage and we can get in there Sunday for the calm after the storm. The place we stay is the old Kitty Hawk lifesaving station built in 1920, it's cool, and been through many many hurricanes, much worse than Irene.
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    It is beautiful up that way. I used to live in Lil' Washington and work in Plymourh.

    Good Luck!!
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    Are you kidding me? My wife grew up in Washington and her parents still live on the Pamlico in Chocowinity. We moved here to Roanoke Rapids after living in Plymouth for 2 years, 7 years in Williamston before that. :shock:
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    Small world. I was there for a couple of years in the early 90s doing control engineering work at the paper mill. I lived in a cool apartment that was built inside of an old tobacco warehouse. Is the Shad restaurant still there just West of Plymouth?
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    Looks factory! Nice n' Smoooth!
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