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Author Topic: Introduction From the High Desert, California  (Read 2285 times)
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« on: August 30, 2011, 06:58:11 PM »

Hello All,

My name is Paul, and I too am a busaholic.  Upon wanting one (or more) buses for 30 years, I purchased my first, a 1981 Gillig tandem with Cummins 855 290HP and Allison HT740, almost 4 years ago.  It is partially converted, and I have accumulated a number of new parts/equipment for installation.  ' jonesin' for a 10-speed, I also purchased a 1983 Crown tandem with a turbo 6-71 Detroit and the Roadranger, exactly one year ago. My fiance and I (to wed in 5 weeks!) have hosted the annual "Buses Gone Wild" for 3 years, here at the "Hacienda".  Now with renewed motivation and cooler weather on the way, I thought I'd "join up" and get this show on the road.

I've enjoyed "lurking" for a long time, and now hope to contribute, as well as continue to benefit by the fine posts on this forum.  ' pics soon.

Cheers,
Paul
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011, 07:03:22 PM »

What part of the high desert, do u call home
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2011, 07:05:55 PM »

Phelan.  I've been here 9 years, and I love it.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011, 09:00:22 AM »

Cool, I am over in Palmdale. We should get together and share bus notes.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2011, 09:33:26 AM »

Absolutely.  What type of bus have you got?  I am additionally storing a '73 Crown for a friend from Palmdale; it had been under attack by vandals, and his search for curved glass may conclude soon . . .
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2011, 10:03:31 AM »

I got a 1989 MCI 102C3
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2011, 10:29:06 AM »

Hey guys! Im in Ridgecrest, I wanna go too  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2011, 11:12:39 AM »

Sounds good. It would be nice to get some of us together here in Southern California. What kind of bus do u have
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2011, 11:20:47 AM »

We should do a bus rally somewhere in the area. I wonder how many bus nuts there is in our area.
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2011, 11:23:29 AM »

That would be great.  Turnout at our 3rd annual "Buses Gone Wild" on June 4-5 was rather weak this year . . .  Perhaps we'll do better with an impromptu BBQ!  With the exception of 3 years' worth of projects to do in the upcoming 3-day weekend, my weekend is open Wink.
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« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2011, 11:54:17 AM »

Hi Paul,
Maybe BGW IV can include an RTS and an MCI?   They'll keep my Super II company (us pusher-wallas must keep together).   With those two buses, and mine, and your three, and one of Glen's seven, and one of John's many Deuces, and BrownCrown from Bakersfield, and Keith if he can put tires on his Crown, and maybe even Eric The Grand Poobah and one of his fleet, we could have a big get-together next time.   I still think drag races up Johnson Road could be a big draw, or maybe we could do bus drifting in your orchard.   How about a bus tug-of-war  -  OK, your big blue monster will win that one.

See you in LV next month.
Best wishes, John
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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2011, 11:57:46 AM »

Yes, maybe I shouldn't be so quick to discount continuation of the BGW tradition . . .
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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2011, 12:02:59 PM »

I would have been there had I know about it.
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2011, 12:19:41 PM »

Before Memorial Day next year ask Paul if it will be happening again.   The three BGW get-togethers have been fun, with good food, good company, and some interesting buses to look at.   BGW is definitely the high spot in my hectic jet-setting social calendar!

John
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2011, 05:44:52 PM »

I love opportunities to prove to my family that Im not the only bus nutso  Grin Please keep me informed!I have an RTS that needs a good jog!
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