my latest news, and request best place to ride

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Merlin, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. Merlin

    Merlin Guest

    > I guess all the Military Spell Checker slots were full?

    you must really be board to be resorting to the tired and pathetic flame of spelling.

    even JD can do better than that on an off day. ;-)

    ~Travis
     


  2. G.T.

    G.T. Guest

    "Merlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > 10 minutes on Google, and we have a list of locations where the Kiowa is deployed: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/oh-58d-
    > > unit.htm
    > >
    >
    > Hmm, good referance point... have to write that one down.
    >
    > > Only 14 choices, if I count right. Most are easy to strike off the list.
    > >
    > > My choices would be: Wheeler, Oahu, Hawaii! Schweinfurt, Germany Fort Carson, Colorado
    >
    > I have already been thinking of Fort Carson,

    Ft Irwin, CA!

    Greg
     
  3. Pete

    Pete Guest

    "Merlin" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    > AIT is at Fort Eustis.
    >

    What you can and can't do at Basic/AIT: http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/blartraining.htm

    I spend a lot of time just down the street from there. I see a lot of obvious newbies (groups of
    mostly bald, lost-looking, 19 yr old, clumped together) at the mall.

    Let me know when you get a saturday off, and I'll show you the local trail(s). Maybe 3 miles
    frm Eustis.

    Pete
     
  4. Merlin

    Merlin Guest

    "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:Igp%[email protected]...
    >
    > "Merlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > > 10 minutes on Google, and we have a list of locations where the Kiowa
    is
    > > > deployed:
    > > >
    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/oh-58d-unit.htm
    > > >
    > >
    > > Hmm, good referance point... have to write that one down.
    > >
    > > > Only 14 choices, if I count right. Most are easy to strike off the
    list.
    > > >
    > > > My choices would be: Wheeler, Oahu, Hawaii! Schweinfurt, Germany Fort Carson, Colorado
    > >
    > > I have already been thinking of Fort Carson,
    >
    > Ft Irwin, CA!
    >
    > Greg
    >
    >

    did you even check the list? ;-)

    Fort Irwin does not appear to have any OH-58D's.

    I can check with the guy at MEPS when I go down, but from what I can see, there would be no job
    related reason for me to go to Fort Irving.

    ~Travis
     
  5. Merlin

    Merlin Guest

    the following is my current list.
    ------
    Schweinfort Wheeler AAF Ft. Carson

    and the remaining availible choices.
    ------
    Ft. Stewart Ft. Hood Ft. Bragg Ft. Campbell Ft. Drum Ft. Polk Budingen Cp G.Owens

    these are technicaly training facilities.
    --------
    Ft. Rucker Ft. Eustis

    unless i find out otherwise, there are the only bases that have OH-58Ds.

    ~Travis
     
  6. Merlin

    Merlin Guest

    "Pete" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:pXp%[email protected]...
    >
    > "Merlin" <[email protected]> wrote
    > >
    > > AIT is at Fort Eustis.
    > >
    >
    > What you can and can't do at Basic/AIT:
    > http://usmilitary.about.com/library/milinfo/blartraining.htm
    >
    > I spend a lot of time just down the street from there. I see a lot of obvious newbies (groups of
    > mostly bald, lost-looking, 19 yr old, clumped together) at the mall.
    >
    > Let me know when you get a saturday off, and I'll show you the local trail(s). Maybe 3 miles
    > frm Eustis.
    >

    that all depends on if I will have internet access to let you know. I would have to borrow a bike as
    I can't bring my own to AIT (straight from basic to AIT. next stop home is after AIT). but, as they
    say when planning around an uncertain future, we will have to play it by ear.

    ~Travis
     
  7. Bb

    Bb Guest

    On Thu, 26 Feb 2004 13:54:10 -0500, Merlin wrote:

    > Fort Irwin does not appear to have any OH-58D's.
    >
    > I can check with the guy at MEPS when I go down, but from what I can see, there would be no job
    > related reason for me to go to Fort Irving.

    Not as long as you don't wash out of AIT. I believe Fort Irwin has infantry. ;-)

    --
    -BB- To reply to me, drop the attitude (from my e-mail address, at least)
     
  8. Bomba

    Bomba Guest

    Merlin wrote:
    > the following is my current list.
    > ------
    > Schweinfort

    3 hours down the road from me. Pop a note on the board if you end up there.
     
  9. Bb

    Bb Guest

    On Thu, 26 Feb 2004 14:04:32 -0500, Merlin wrote:
    > the following is my current list.
    > ------
    > Schweinfort Wheeler AAF Ft. Carson

    Hmm, looks conspicuously like mine. ;-)

    I only put Schweinfurt before Budingen because it "appears" to be a bigger facility, meaning more
    choices for you (based on my 10-minute search). But I really have no idea.

    The downside of being based in Europe or Hawaii is that it places you closer to some hot zones.
    Those Kiowas look like something that will get shot at a lot - my 10-minute search also turned up
    the ones from Schweinfurt that were sent to Bosnia, and the one that was shot down in our last
    little Iraqi venture (from Wheeler, IIRC).

    It also appeared that there was a unit not on that list near the Korean DMZ, if you're looking for
    some real action!

    --
    -BB- To reply to me, drop the attitude (from my e-mail address, at least)
     
  10. G.T.

    G.T. Guest

    Merlin wrote:
    > "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:Igp%[email protected]...
    >
    >>"Merlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >>
    >>>>10 minutes on Google, and we have a list of locations where the Kiowa
    >
    > is
    >
    >>>>deployed:
    >>>>
    >
    > http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/oh-58d-unit.htm
    >
    >>>Hmm, good referance point... have to write that one down.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Only 14 choices, if I count right. Most are easy to strike off the
    >
    > list.
    >
    >>>>My choices would be: Wheeler, Oahu, Hawaii! Schweinfurt, Germany Fort Carson, Colorado
    >>>
    >>>I have already been thinking of Fort Carson,
    >>
    >>Ft Irwin, CA!
    >>
    >>Greg
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
    > did you even check the list? ;-)
    >
    > Fort Irwin does not appear to have any OH-58D's.
    >
    > I can check with the guy at MEPS when I go down, but from what I can see, there would be no job
    > related reason for me to go to Fort Irving.
    >

    Change jobs! Ft Irwin would be a blast for you!

    Greg
     
  11. Bob Rogers

    Bob Rogers Guest

    "Merlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > I guess all the Military Spell Checker slots were full?
    >
    > you must really be board to be resorting to the tired and pathetic flame
    of
    > spelling.

    Travis, You crack me up. I couldn't make this up if I tried..."board".

    Besides Baker is the "Spelling Nazi". I am surprised he hasn't shown up. Must be too busy waiting
    for Dave W. like a fly does sh*t.

    >
    > even JD can do better than that on an off day. ;-)
    >
    > ~Travis

    Who's JD?
     
  12. Bob Rogers

    Bob Rogers Guest

    "Pete" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Let me know when you get a saturday off, and I'll show you the local trail(s). Maybe 3 miles
    > frm Eustis.
    >
    > Pete

    My, you are an optimist aren't you?
     
  13. R.White

    R.White Guest

    "Merlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > the following is my current list.
    > ------
    > Schweinfort Wheeler AAF Ft. Carson
    >
    > and the remaining availible choices.
    > ------
    > Ft. Stewart Ft. Hood Ft. Bragg Ft. Campbell Ft. Drum Ft. Polk Budingen Cp G.Owens
    >
    > these are technicaly training facilities.
    > --------
    > Ft. Rucker Ft. Eustis

    Well, I have my doubts that you'll make it this far, but the area around Ft. Eustis has a lot to
    offer NOT in regaurds to mountian biking.
     
  14. Bob Rogers

    Bob Rogers Guest

  15. Merlin

    Merlin Guest

  16. Merlin

    Merlin Guest

    "bomba" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Merlin wrote:
    > > the following is my current list.
    > > ------
    > > Schweinfort
    >
    > 3 hours down the road from me. Pop a note on the board if you end up
    there.
    >

    will do.

    ~Travis
     
  17. Merlin

    Merlin Guest

    "BB" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Thu, 26 Feb 2004 14:04:32 -0500, Merlin wrote:
    > > the following is my current list.
    > > ------
    > > Schweinfort Wheeler AAF Ft. Carson
    >
    > Hmm, looks conspicuously like mine. ;-)

    hey, waste not, want not ;-)

    >
    > I only put Schweinfurt before Budingen because it "appears" to be a bigger facility, meaning more
    > choices for you (based on my 10-minute search). But I really have no idea.
    >

    well, it looked interesting, so i kept it on the list.

    > The downside of being based in Europe or Hawaii is that it places you closer to some hot zones.
    > Those Kiowas look like something that will get shot at a lot - my 10-minute search also turned up
    > the ones from Schweinfurt that were sent to Bosnia, and the one that was shot down in our last
    > little Iraqi venture (from Wheeler, IIRC).
    >

    if i was afraid of a little action, i would have picked a state-side only job.

    > It also appeared that there was a unit not on that list near the Korean DMZ, if you're looking for
    > some real action!

    I'm not looking for "real action". just enough to get up an adrenalin rush, but still to come
    home alive.

    ~Travis
     
  18. Merlin

    Merlin Guest

    "R.White" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > "Merlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > the following is my current list.
    > > ------
    > > Schweinfort Wheeler AAF Ft. Carson
    > >
    > > and the remaining availible choices.
    > > ------
    > > Ft. Stewart Ft. Hood Ft. Bragg Ft. Campbell Ft. Drum Ft. Polk Budingen Cp G.Owens
    > >
    > > these are technicaly training facilities.
    > > --------
    > > Ft. Rucker Ft. Eustis
    >
    > Well, I have my doubts that you'll make it this far, but the area around Ft. Eustis has a lot to
    > offer NOT in regaurds to mountian biking.

    Clip from message posted by Pete on 02/26/04 12:22PM (EST) "Let me know when you get a saturday off,
    and I'll show you the local trail(s). Maybe 3 miles frm Eustis."

    :p

    ~Travis
     
  19. Shaun Rimmer

    Shaun Rimmer Guest

  20. Merlin

    Merlin Guest

    "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:VEu%[email protected]...
    > Merlin wrote:
    > > "G.T." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:Igp%[email protected]...
    > >
    > >>"Merlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > >>
    > >>>>10 minutes on Google, and we have a list of locations where the Kiowa
    > >
    > > is
    > >
    > >>>>deployed:
    > >>>>
    > >
    > > http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/oh-58d-unit.htm
    > >
    > >>>Hmm, good referance point... have to write that one down.
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>>Only 14 choices, if I count right. Most are easy to strike off the
    > >
    > > list.
    > >
    > >>>>My choices would be: Wheeler, Oahu, Hawaii! Schweinfurt, Germany Fort Carson, Colorado
    > >>>
    > >>>I have already been thinking of Fort Carson,
    > >>
    > >>Ft Irwin, CA!
    > >>
    > >>Greg
    > >>
    > >>
    > >
    > >
    > > did you even check the list? ;-)
    > >
    > > Fort Irwin does not appear to have any OH-58D's.
    > >
    > > I can check with the guy at MEPS when I go down, but from what I can
    see,
    > > there would be no job related reason for me to go to Fort Irving.
    > >
    >
    > Change jobs! Ft Irwin would be a blast for you!
    >
    > Greg
    >

    I'm starting to question your reasons for wanting me to go there...

    there may after all be an ulterior motive.

    ~Travis
     
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