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Re: Tanks alot

Post by codemonkey001 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:27 pm

GregAus wrote:
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Patton was insignificant in WWII. And your comment completely ignores Georgi Zhukov, the man who used combined military forces to defeat the JIA at Khalkhin Gol and ensured the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, rather than facing the Soviets instead. You should get some proper history books other than US fairy stories.
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Re: Tanks alot (moved)

Post by hotflash44 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:18 pm

touche! ,or that a great reply in my country, AKA Fencing. (an expression used to indicate a hit or touch. PS if one thinks that only their hero's are worthy of great praise might want to ask a member of the ZULU tribe in Africa who probably has never heard of Patton or any soviet generals as a matter. their response would be Shaka Zulu (1787-1828) was one of the greatest heroes in Africa. just having fun guys no offense :cheers:
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Post by tgtrotter » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:25 pm

Well. The original post was about TANKS. And it was in posted in "Toy box " A place for other interests. The Admin moved it to "rides" maybe thinking I was on my Ural or road tripping by any means is a ride. I can agree.



We are road tripping now and at our turnaround and resting point in the Black Hills of Custer SD. Not the main reason but oddly to see another Warrior. I am intrigued by Chief Crazy Horse. Undoubtedly he was the B.E.S.T. Lakota Oglala Warrior. Why Standing Bear had Korczak Ziolkowski start the memorial and it one of many reasons to visit.

http://crazyhorsememorial.org/

While here we will enjoy an annual Buffalo round up in Custer Park as well as an annual Volksmarch to the base of Crazy Horse Memorial. Weather permitting as it may snow soon. I will post pics as it happens.


https://crazyhorsememorial.org/crazy-ho ... march.html

My buddy Pig Al suggested while enroute veering through Ft. Robinson in the Nebraska panhandle. What a bitchen place. Never knew Nebraska had a panhandle.
Ft Robinson is 22,000 acres. It has an amazing history not just as an outpost but as a K-9 training center and German POW camp. Lots of horse riders using the surrounding trails and facilities the day we visited.

https://history.nebraska.gov/visit/fort ... ory-center
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Post by tgtrotter » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:48 pm

Updated previous post with links
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Post by tgtrotter » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:16 pm

Been here in The Black Hills 5 days and barely scratched the surface of attractions. Popular here is back road adventuring via those 4 wheeled mules, trains, caves, hunting, sightseeing, camping to glamping, as well the usual touristy shopping, eating and gambling.

We enjoyed the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Round Up. Had buffalo brisket for lunch. Buffalo meat is rich in flavor.
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A trip to Sturgis. Never been. Wished I would have 25 years ago when invited on a whim. But today's crowded Rally. Meh. Did some stores and got a couple Hot Wheel cars..actually cycle hacks for .50 cents as.
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The highlight came today for the Crazy Horse Memorial Volks March. A bit over 10k of hike on mostly narrow and steep trail. My better half and I made it ! We both did well. I lost a few bets with her on the way but no casualties.
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FYI: In the Black Hills here is Mt. Rushmore. We visited 4 years ago. Road trips like this would be so much enhanced and enjoyed if we had our Ural with us. Pretty much what we say to each other everyday and place we visit


We are soon leaving for Northern Nevada to pay personal respect to family that is no longer with us. May side track through Yellowstone National Park...weather depending. ( we did get that snow here in SD. 4 inches overnight but we were docked)

Anyone thinking of experiencing these places I mentioned, pm me and I will gladly respond with our limited personal tips and favs. Then I will direct you to my wife who really knows best.
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Post by tgtrotter » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:29 pm

Heres the round up pic
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Having pic issues again. In preview all is good. As soon as I submit only the last shows. Tech/moderator support ?
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Post by tgtrotter » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:31 pm

And Sturgis
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Post by MartyL » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:06 pm

My Dad was a tank mechanic during the Korean War. He said the tanks got so hot you could fry eggs on them.
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Post by stagewex » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:43 pm

I like that Roundup picture, very cool.

And the plaque at Fort Robinson or perhaps... where it used to be.
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Post by tgtrotter » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:29 pm

Still think this should be on "Toybox/other interests" but I digress...

Final post here on our road trip for those interested.
( hopefully the pics sync into one post )

Left the Black Hills to venture "America's Loneliest Road" U.S. 50 across NV into UT although we were West bound. Believe me it was a lot lonelier back when I was in high school.
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30 miles East of Fallon is Sand Mountain. Dry camped overnight and enjoyed watching the sand rails and buggies ( gosh, what do you call them today ? ). They were more spectacular at night lit up in pastel LEDs.
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In rural NV triple trailers are common. This hay truck is huge. From experience a cautious driver never assumes to cross path. The triple belly dump dry tanks have 15' pole dollies sitting about a foot off the ground. When they pull out or across a highway you best count slow. ( also in these western states, not coastal, are " Idaho Mules ". Mostly RV units with a fifth wheel and pulling a hitch trailer. Seen quite a few.)
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Last stop off was in the NV State Capitol Carson City. My nephew is a big Craig Lister but pestered a local for a year for this 1966 GMC 4000L. He paid $1500.00. Six brand new tires, Good body, dump, brakes, tranny, clutch and a 351 gas V6. I got to help swap out a carb and stuff. Had put the base gasket in reversed and all good til driving and it caught the butterflies in half throttle. Took a while to figure as the engine is high and you're not looking down the throat. But we got it right. He scored

Trips over. Gotta empty w@$# and put away the rig. And ride the Ural tomorrow, Sunday. My monkey and I are Jonesing.
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Post by Rich Maund » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:26 pm

I've been to Aberdeen a couple times. Very interesting, but also sad as most of their relics are outdoors and rotting away.
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