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Time to go hibernate.
« on: December 09, 2009, 02:41:48 AM »
  Winter really is jumping on us here in Central Wisconsin tonihgt.  Suppose to be blizzard like conditions from now until late evening tomorrow.  So it's time to curl up with the CMW catalog and various other bike books and dream about the spring.  Will.
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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009, 03:29:15 AM »
I can't even curl up any more.

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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2009, 06:25:46 PM »
They are salting the roads in Milwaukee, so I will pull the battery and finish winterizing this weekend. I got one decent December ride in.

Planned winter projects:
* Remove starter
* New tires
* New front brakes

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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2009, 06:31:28 PM »
We just had a warm front blow in last night, and it's  sunny and 57 degrees today!
I'm going out on my bike!
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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2009, 06:50:54 PM »
They are salting the roads in Milwaukee, so I will pull the battery and finish winterizing this weekend. I got one decent December ride in.

Planned winter projects:
* Remove starter
* New tires
* New front brakes

-Rick

  Already pickled the five in the corral.  Already lining up parts for projects.  New rear tail light..went to a 50's style.  Waiting on the new seat cover to arrive.. redone in dark brown leather.  May install a trials handle bar in black.  Clutch pad w/bearings, rubberheaded primary adjustment bolt.  Possibly new clutch kit w/heavy springs.  And I know wifeys' bike needs a couple things. 

  Currently we have about 10-12"on the level with up to 3 foot drifts.  Already ran the snowblower once and will probably end up doing the same by night fall.  Don't have to be at work until 4pm tomorrow luckily.  Will.
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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2009, 06:55:07 PM »
We just had a warm front blow in last night, and it's  sunny and 57 degrees today!
I'm going out on my bike!

  Thanks buddy, rub it in.  Maybe if I would have started persuing a CJ750 earlier I could be riding it right now.  No on second thought it's just to vile out there right now.  Home made chili and a shot of fine Irish whiskey and hibernation sound better.  See you later...Will.
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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2009, 07:05:40 PM »
  And oh joy..the snow plow just plowed us back under.  And the weather service issued another warning for another 8-12" of this crap..nice.  Here we go again.  Will.
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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2009, 07:30:32 PM »
Its  35*F ( + 03*C)  today, I may check road conditions ( hate black ice) , Dress like a polar bear, Do a 30 minute thump.
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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2009, 07:35:35 PM »
Its  35*F ( + 03*C)  today, I may check road conditions ( hate black ice) , Dress like a polar bear, Do a 30 minute thump.
Just don't look like one. He may think your mateable!  :o

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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2009, 07:53:02 PM »
we had to batten down the hatches this morning for a tornado watch, right now is sunny and 70's and tomorrow a high in the 40's. what a roller coaster. should make for an interesting ride to work and back tomorrow. it gets a little nipply on a bike at 65 with those temps. oh well, that's what jack daniels is for; to thaw out
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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2009, 08:11:25 PM »
Just don't look like one. He may think your mateable!  :o

Yikes...
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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2009, 08:14:21 PM »
we had to batten down the hatches this morning for a tornado watch, right now is sunny and 70's and tomorrow a high in the 40's. what a roller coaster. should make for an interesting ride to work and back tomorrow. it gets a little nipply on a bike at 65 with those temps. oh well, that's what jack daniels is for; to thaw out

  Tonight it's suppose to dip to -20.  Don't think it would be wise to even try anything on a bike at that temp.  Will.
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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2009, 08:16:50 PM »
  Tonight it's suppose to dip to -20. 
time to hibernate...wait, you done said that   :P
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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2009, 09:00:28 PM »
time to hibernate...wait, you done said that   :P

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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2009, 10:23:55 PM »
Just don't look like one. He may think your mateable!  :o
Long time ago,  me and a buddy were in bear territory hunting dear., we were getting a little uneasy..... we were walking through high brush ( bears love to sleep and hide in it ) time to lock and load......next thing I know my buddy is jumping around ,just yelling and kicking up dirt, marking trees like a male dog........I say "hey man!, ..just what are you doing?".....
He says " Well , I'm not sure what time of year is bear mating season is,so if any bears are watching they will know I'm a man!"
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« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2009, 12:37:54 PM »
I guess it makes sense, about the guns that is. If'n your huntin' bambi in bear country take a bear gun to the deer hunt.

 What caliber do you use on bear, and what kind of bear?

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« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2009, 04:27:06 PM »
Bit of a fun story, Its an old on handed down ;).
 I don't hunt bear, some do. I do hunt deer,though I haven't in a few years ...Its time to start thinking about it.
You can hunt deer with any exceptable caliber.I have a friend that prefers 44 mag in a rifle. The problem with those small calipers is they are great for deer ,but very small for a bear if needed.Any pistol is too small, however better then nothing, noise might scare.
I just switched from 8mm to a 45-70. I may go back to 8mm because the 45-70 kicks like a shot gun.
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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2009, 04:54:31 PM »
Slow heavy bullets do better, I think, than most magnums. That being said, I've only uses a 222 Rem with a 50 grain bullet on deer for the last 30 years. First shot always. But South Texas deer aren't very big.  8)

Seems to me an 8 mm would be too small on a bear. But what do I know about bear?  :-\

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« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2009, 05:03:15 PM »
  Depends on what bear and what 8MM.  For a black bear 8MM mauser is good.  Kodiak, I have a Steyr chambered in 8X56R that up to about 150 yards would work well. 

  But believe I'd probably use my T/C with three mag powder pellets and a 325 grain .50 cal sabot for most dangerous game.  That'll put a hurting on them.  Or dig out the .338 Weatherby mag.  Just my choices.  Will.
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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2009, 05:06:43 PM »
It all depends on the bear!
 :D

If it's a normal black bear like we have around my area, a 30-30 or 44mag or anything like that will work fine.
For Alaskan bear, especially the real big brownies, I'd want all the gun I could get.
It has been shown that a .338 Magnum will do it well, but a .375 Mag or 416 mag might be even better, especially on something like a Kodiak.
I've never hunted Alaskan bear, but I know that I'd want to be sure that they didn't get to me. I've heard tales that the best way is to break the shoulder with the first shot, so they can't charge you easily, and then finish them off after that. Preferably from as much distance as you can shoot from.

45-70 has been getting it done for a long time, and that's a good close-quarters brush gun. I'd prefer to have a little more distance between me and the bear!

This guy had some brass balls to do this.
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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2009, 06:04:09 PM »
I'm not a bear expert, nor are the animals cute and cuddly to me. They are large meat eating creators, and should be revered as such. I avoid them all I can, I don't want to see one on a trail, or a stream, or while camping. I don't hunt them. I don't want one with green eggs and ham.
All that being said, if you are really sweating your personal saftey, I would suggest a 12 gauge. Slugs or 00 buck shoot ,your preference.
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Re: Time to go hibernate.
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2009, 08:52:23 PM »
It was really just a curiosity. I have no inclination to hunt or kill a bear. I've killed enough in my day and it's just too messy to render anything out anymore. Heck I don't even have any of my hunting or my beloved target rifles. Just got tired of it after 50 years of competitive shooting, and then the eyes, oh well. Just curious, still have my 12 and 20 gauges. I figured that would do one, Poser.

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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2009, 09:12:41 PM »
It all depends on the bear!
 :D

If it's a normal black bear like we have around my area, a 30-30 or 44mag or anything like that will work fine.
For Alaskan bear, especially the real big brownies, I'd want all the gun I could get.
It has been shown that a .338 Magnum will do it well, but a .375 Mag or 416 mag might be even better, especially on something like a Kodiak.
I've never hunted Alaskan bear, but I know that I'd want to be sure that they didn't get to me. I've heard tales that the best way is to break the shoulder with the first shot, so they can't charge you easily, and then finish them off after that. Preferably from as much distance as you can shoot from.

45-70 has been getting it done for a long time, and that's a good close-quarters brush gun. I'd prefer to have a little more distance between me and the bear!

This guy had some brass balls to do this.

I hope this guy had a buddy with a large caliber rifle standing next to him. He propably didn't. You have to get  in close to pull that off, and obviously you hope to do it with one arrow, and if you miss just a little; hope the bear doesn't figure out your  location. NO thanks.
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« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2009, 11:54:44 PM »
Me Too, Poser!!

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« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2009, 12:16:51 AM »
It was really just a curiosity. I have no inclination to hunt or kill a bear. I've killed enough in my day and it's just too messy to render anything out anymore. Heck I don't even have any of my hunting or my beloved target rifles. Just got tired of it after 50 years of competitive shooting, and then the eyes, oh well. Just curious, still have my 12 and 20 gauges. I figured that would do one, Poser.
Any large caliber rifle will do. Some use 300 WM, 308, 30-06. The cal. ACE describes is for a more serious hunter. The point is to have enough horsepower to stop a bear if your out hunting a deer and get surprised. Most of the time the situation can be avoided.I have been able to avoid confrontation. But you never know, bears do go in the woods.
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