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Old April 21, 2001, 06:04 AM   #1
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I was saving up for a new bike- Cologno. Frame and fork $2500. I then applied all of the savings (just started) to an AR-15. My passion for guns is starting to overtake my passion for cycling. I neeeeeeeeeeeeeed this gun now and I know I could enter the riflery word for cheaper or better, but I wanted this gun.

If you see me at the range, any range, shooting like I have studied the instruction manual, and missing everything, please either help, or shake your head in disamay and walk.

Too many guns, too little money....
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Old April 21, 2001, 07:13 AM   #2
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Wear your spandex bike shorts to the range so we'll know who you are
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Old April 21, 2001, 07:30 AM   #3
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Old April 21, 2001, 09:33 AM   #4
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$2,500, minus the cost of an AR, leaves enough left over to get an 870 and travel from Disgusted, Jawgia, to Allbenny and go quail huntin'.

If the Lord had intended folks to peddle their fannies all over the place, he wouldn't have invented the Internal Combustion Engine.

Oops, that's "pedal".

Working up a sweat from a day's hunting is a lot more soul-satisfying than bicycle-sweat. Bicycling is merely a way to work your legs to death, trying to give your butt a rest.

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Old April 21, 2001, 11:22 AM   #5
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Ouch! What a sacrifice. I'd sell my soul for a Cologno, but I don't know about selling my guns... Priorities suck.

Art, well, what can I say? It sounds like somebody hasn't done much cycling. I mean, traipsing around in the backcountry is fun, don't get me wrong, but nothing beats riding a metric on a beautiful spring day. Except maybe the post-ride shower.

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Old April 21, 2001, 01:28 PM   #6
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Just go to Walmart and get a Huffy, same thing. 2 tires, 2 peddles, 1 seat and handle bars. Then buy more ammo and start thinking about your next AR

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Old April 21, 2001, 02:41 PM   #7
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C II, I rode a bicycle a whole bunch when I was a kid. To school, and some seven miles out to my grandparents'. I've plowed behind a horse, and probably have a few thousand miles of cow-chousin' on horseback.

When my grandfather finally bought an old Farmall 12 tractor, I thought I'd died and gone to Heaven. A few years later, big enough to drive a car, life got even better.

Nowadays, I watch folks bicycling about the countryside, and I'm happy for them. I see them struggling along on cross-country jaunts. I've even seen a guy on a unicycle westbound on US 90, west of Del Rio! Hardcore! I also note the problems with headwinds, sweat, 110 degree afternoons and near-freezing winter days. Thanx, but uh-uh.

If they wanna go where I go to be happy, they're gonna be carrying those bikes up the mountains of Terlingua and through the swamps of south Jawgia and north Florida--where there ain't no trails nor roads. Carryin' a bike and rifle, both, ain't easy.

And I wanna see somebody haul 150 pounds of deer on a bicycle.

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Old April 21, 2001, 04:32 PM   #8
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Art,

I have the 870, but no one to hunt with. I was raised in the north, although I am now thirty, my father ex-hunter/cop now full time New York anti never taught me to hunt. If you are offering, I will gladly buy the beer. Keep in mind I am a good listener. Write back before the end of turkey season.
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Old April 21, 2001, 08:55 PM   #9
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Hube, great to have you along. I was really into biking about 10 years ago, and was hit by a car. I bounced off the windshield of the F-250 that hit me and hit the ground (get this) on my butt. Besides some nice lookin' cuts, the only thing I broke was my tailbone. Unfortunately, that means that I haven't been able to sit on a bike seat since...it must've grown back crooked or something, because sitting on a seat just plain hurts.

Anyway, have you bought the rifle yet?
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Old April 21, 2001, 09:12 PM   #10
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Hube, sounds like we need to put together another Jawgia TFL gathering. My weird schedule kept me away from the last one...

Later, Art
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Old April 21, 2001, 09:36 PM   #11
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Hube,
If you can make it up to New England I'll take you out deer, coyote, or bear hunting and I'll even let you ride my Merlin. Of course I'll be on my new Odonata! (Seven Cycles) http://www.sevencycles.com
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Old April 21, 2001, 09:38 PM   #12
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fer you non bikie doods,

the Cologno is kinda like a
JP space gun AR 15

a Trek road bike is like
a Bushmaster

a huffy is like
a chinese copy of a AR 15
that shoots BBs
though a bent barrel,
the rear sight fell off
and the stock is warped

they all put holes in paper, but...
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Old April 21, 2001, 09:41 PM   #13
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And I wanna see somebody haul 150 pounds of deer on a bicycle.
i used to ride my girlfriend on a tandem in college but she was only 120#

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Old April 21, 2001, 09:42 PM   #14
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Old April 22, 2001, 12:13 AM   #15
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In 1972 I rode a Schwinn Continental from Anderson Indiana to Nashville Tennessee and back. I have not rode a bicycle since and never will again.
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Old April 22, 2001, 12:37 AM   #16
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Don't feel bad, I'm at $3650 into my Remington 700 right now...
It's a VLS model, steel lower receiver, Titanium firing pin/stronger spring.
McMillian Fibreglass stock, USOptics SN-6 scope, case, 500 rds of Black Hills ammo and away I went to the 1000 yard Palma match (To only shoot a 179 tho ....)

I need more practice but truthfully the McMillian stock is just going on it this week, haven't got it bed for the rifle just yet, it's in the gunsmith as I type....

Shoots like a dream tho, 6 rds to get on paper at 1000 yards, hit an X on the 6th rd....helps that my gunsmith is one of the greatest though!

As for bikes, hehe, my Murray 12 speed from 1978 just cost me $125 to get refurbished so I can putt to the store and back when the weather is nice...

Mt Bike would certainly cost me as much as my rifle, chose the rifle over the bike despite that the Mt bike can get me to my favorite beaver pond to go fishing instead of walking 2 miles inland...perhaps next year!


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Old April 22, 2001, 09:45 AM   #17
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Doesn't Brownell's sell an AR-15 mount for a Cologno?
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Old April 22, 2001, 08:09 PM   #18
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Hube,

I know how you feel. I used to ride a lot (USCF Cat III) but I got too old to compete with the 20-25 year olds. I still have my Colnago, though -- a 1980 Colnago Super-- its obsolete by today's standards anyway - old Campy Super Record gruppo and 120mm rear-hub spacing -- its now taking up space in my garage. Cycling has only gotten more expensive over the years -- just like shooting. I'm afraid you'll have to do without the Colnago for now -- unless you figure out a way to earn a lot more money. Good luck with your newly-adopted sport!
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Old April 23, 2001, 05:49 AM   #19
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i used to ride my girlfriend on a tandem in college but she was only 120#
That would be 120# of dear. As in, "Yes, dear".
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Old April 23, 2001, 12:10 PM   #20
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Hube and everyone,
I'm actually in the bike business, designing and building custom and prototype bike frames for the last 25 years. I once built a custom mountain bike for a turkey hunter in Northern Calif. It had oversized custom built racks, front and rear and a special cassette ratchet that was virtually silent. The whole thing, frame, fork, stem and racks were camo painted of course.

It's interesting how many people are into high end bikes and firearms. I know quite a few, all are men. At least you have only 2 expensive diversions. My 3 are bikes, firearms and American bulldogs.

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Old April 23, 2001, 08:15 PM   #21
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I had a custom bike frame made for myself (Franklin) about 6 years ago. I have to admit that watching him build it was just as exciting as deciding on a gun and buying it. Not to mention just as expensive. But hey, you only go around once in life. You might as well enjoy it.
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Old April 24, 2001, 08:29 AM   #22
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Hube,

Where are you shooting? Buying? I'm in Waynesboro, 30 miles from you. We ought to get together.
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