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Event Coverage Bad Bob and JustplainJ survive Bonneville...LITERALLY!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bad Bob, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Didn't start out too well,with my truck vapor locking on me every 10miles. Took me 12hrs to get to Jim's girlfriends condo in Vegas. After sorting out the fuel pump issue,we were off and heading to Bonneville. Truck drove great,no problems. Hooked up with a couple from Austrailia,then another HAMBer from Montreal Canada,and motored on.
    When Jim and I get there I take him over to the Bend,but it had POURED just before we got there,so it was mush! Jim got out pretty easily but I was stuck for over an hour. After getting free we headed over to the Campground where the Museum was supposed to go,that we had heard about on the HAMB. Worked out perfect.
    The week was great...racing was awesome...Bobby has some problems with the supercharger,but Max got his license,and set a record! That was great. Hung out with the Old Crow Crew most of the time we were there. BIG thanks for having us to Bobby,Max,Logan,Shug and his wife,Del and his wife and of course Bobby's fiance.
    We took lots of pic's,Jim and I,so this will take some time to post everything...

    On another note...If you haven't already heard. I got heat stroke and passed out on the way back,while driving and coasted down an offramp in the edge of Vegas! All the cards were in my favor,cause the Dr said I was 10mins away from being a memory. If it wasn't for Jim and the couple who stopped,someone else would be doing this thread. Parametics,ambulance,EKG,IV,bloodwork,etc,etc...I didn't grasp just how serious it was til the Dr told me I was a coin toss from death. Jim called Eric(Chevy54) and Paul(Roadsterpu) and they haulled ass at 10:30 wed night and got me and my truck(cause they all knew I would have tried to drive home)and brought me back to Cali. I'm not a Religious guy...I believe in carma,coincedence,and fate,so I guess I must have earned such good friends along the way. They sure came through for me!!!

    Enough drama....on with the pic's. There's LOTS so please be patient.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2012
  2. Heat stroke is a stroke... I know... I almost died from it!

    Glad you survived... but now you have to be very cautious of the sun and temperatures.

    You might notice increased memory loss or disorganized thoughts (or in my case... uhm... I forgot what I was going to tell you...)

    Never mind.......

    Glad to see you're back!
     
  3. Wow, Bob good to hear your ok.
     
  4. Mr.Musico
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,581

    Mr.Musico
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    from SoCal

    glad your still with us...now hurry up with the damn pcs :)
     
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  5. God damn Bob behave yourself. You need to get something to drink besides that yuppie water. Distilled mash is good or at least some MGD or corona. Jus kiddin ya bud & soo glad to hear you survived. Your # just hadn't come up yet. I myself also had a close one with emergency gallbladder surgery. Doc said it was the worst she had ever seen. Bladder filled with pus & 6 marble sized stones. My # ain't come up yet either, come to think of it I don't have a number. heh heh he . Glad I didn't have to frame that that autographed wrist band.Take care & best of health to you my friend.
    B-O-B
     
  6. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

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    you crazy fucker!!! glad youre ok! thats no joke! man the heat has been super bad and in the desert yea fuck that homie!
     
  7. Bob,I am happy you are still with us,,FWIW,I am a religious person so I'll but in a good word for you tonight. HRP
     
  8. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,599

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    You very fortunate to have that happen in a large city.....as you know there are stretches of over 100 miles without even a gas station much less a hospital.
    I've had that, too, and while I didn't pass-out, you are right on the edge of some serious stuff. Both times were in the desert and everything was "just fine" until everything goes to Hell...all in about five minutes.

    Well....I'm so glad that we got to talk on the Salt. You are a real trooper to drive your toy all that way, troubles and all...yet you succeeded.
    Yup....that's a real awakening when you have a brush with the "dirt nap".

    Good for you.
    You made it and made it home.
    This joint wouldn't be the same without you, so the story ends well, but laced with way too much drama.

    Lay low....rest and just count your blessings. If you had been out in the "sticks".......well.....it could have been tragic.

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  9. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 11,951

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    Glad to hear your ok. Heat stoke is nothing to take lightly. I'll be praying for
    a complete recovery. Take it say for a while, it takes time to get over it.

    Happy Trails, Mick
     
  10. Sorry for the thumbnails,but photobucket is letting me down!!!
    Saw this Bellytank on the way...
     

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  11. Fabian and the Branch family passed us along the 93.
    Stopped and got gas in Alamo.
     

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  12. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    glad yer okay bubba...
     
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  13. Beautiful scenery...
    Pulling into Ely...
     

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  14. More of Ely...
    Jim's Coupe...
     

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  15. Dinner in the Nevada Hotel/Casino...
     

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  16. Sledge
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    Sledge
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    Sounds like a crazy adventure. Glad your ok Bob!
     
  17. Back on the road...
    Rain storm....
     

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  18. Philbilly
    Joined: Dec 21, 2008
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    I'm glad you're ok Bob!
     
  19. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    Be careful out there, man. I'm glad you made out okay and in one piece.
     
  20. Bend over....it's Wendover!!!!!
    Power Parkers at the Nugget...
    Jim trying to make it out of the mush at the Bend...
     

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  21. The next morning,people were still stuck at the Bend...
    Finally on the salt...
    Parked and headed over to find my friend KiwiSteve at Tech...
    That's where we ran into Mazooma.
     

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  22. Pulled out the Bike and rode around for some pic's in the Pits...
     

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  23. Damn Bob, take care of yourself, we don't want to lose you!
     
  24. JustplainJ
    Joined: Apr 24, 2007
    Posts: 908

    JustplainJ
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    Bad Bob, glad your OK...What a trip this was! I have Tons of pic's and will start posting them later..... get some rest!

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  25. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Glad you are OK! You must have had some leftover prayers and best wishes leftover from the table saw incident a few months ago. Great photos so far, I always enjoy a Bad Bob road trip. Best wishes, Bob
     
  26. Max's Roadster,
    Old Crow,
    The Crow's Nest...
     

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  27. I must have banked some points somewhere,37Kid,hahaha
     
  28. Brought my Schwinn....
     

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  29. DYNODANNY
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
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    Hey sorry to hear about your heat stroke, glad your fine. You do have real good friends and thats what they are all about. Will see you here at the Ventura Nat's next week.
     
  30. More of the pits...
     

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