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Old 11-30-2010, 06:51 AM   #15
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Lars,

Your dream is to tour here in your Airstream, ours is to tour Europe in ours.

(My paternal grandparents came from Copenhagen in the early 1900's.)

Good luck on fulfilling your dreams.

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Old 12-02-2010, 12:17 AM   #16
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WOW !!!

Thank you kindly for the warm welcome !
You really ARE a friendly bunch !!!



Sorry about the late reply !
I had put together one long post which included
replies to each of you, but somehow the forum-software
picked that up as me being spamming, and I was unable
to post for a few days.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:21 AM   #17
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Welcome to the AS forums and what a great looking rig. We live in WA ST USA and own a 1978 27 ft Argosy travel trailer. You can view it in the registry under jjustice.
Thank you JJustice


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That Argosy should fill the bill for 'touring' the USA...

I like your BSA Cafe, sweet bike!

I've got an old Honda CX500 that I'd like to convert to a Cafe bike - I see on the Net that the CX500 platform has been used in Europe for economical Cafe conversions...

Ray
Northern California
Thank you Ray.
Good luck with your CX500 Café project !

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Lars,

Welcome to the forum, and I believe your command of the English language is greater than mine.

Your plan sounds like a fantastic one. I hope you will continue to keep all of us updated on your adventure!
Thanks Aviator. I will !

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Lars,

With all your experience rebuilding, you'll soon be telling us how to fix things...
Naaaaaa
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Congratulations on your new rig and from the sound of your plan I think you will be having a more interesting life very quickly!

Carol
Thanks Carol

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Welcome Lars,
Surprised you would still be in Denmark this time of year, right now about 1/3 of this country has perfect weather. LoL
Dave

In fact I AM coming over in a couple of weeks, for a few days, to pick
up the MH and inspect it together with a friend who lives in Santa Fe.


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Lars,

Welcome to airforums.com. May I say that you have no need to apologize for your English skills, they are top-flight.

I would also add that your photographic skills are second to none; your shots are all crystal-clear, well-composed, and perfectly lit. Kudos to you on that, you have obviously taken an interest in photography along your path towards Octane Nirvana.

And, as you may have already noticed, there is Danish heritage here in North America, too

Glædelig jul og Godt Nyt År! A bit early, but I need the practice.

Aage
TAK , og Glædelig jul og godt nytår til dig Åge !
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:22 AM   #18
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Lars- lykke til med prosjekten, og velkommen til AS klubben. Jeg bodde i Kobenhavn da jeg var ung mann, midt paa 70-tallet. Laerte meg ikke Dansk den gangen men laerte meg Norsk midt paa 80-tallet. Du kan gjerne sende meg en "pm" hvis du vil.
Tak Tim !...dit Dansk er fint ! Jeg forstår hvert et ord
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Good looking Argosy, shouldn't need much work at all. Will you keep it parked in New Mexico for your annual visits? Sounds fun! -tim
As of now ( this will probably change...more than once ) is to
take a tour somewhat like this




as it covers places that I'd really like to go visit friends
both American and tree old friends from back here who has moved
to the land of the free, home of the brave

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Welcome to these forums Lars, we love and are impressed with how you can put things together...thats true appreciation.
Thank you. You are too kind


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My mother was Danish, and I spent an interesting 6 months as a young man in the Old Country in the '60's. I vividly remember the dreary day in December when I boarded a 2,000 ton freighter, with my BMW R-60 motorcycle in Copenhagen for the two week voyage to the New World. (my ticket specified New York or first U.S. Atlantic Port)

I remember the old Nimbus 4 cylinder motorcycles,
I had me one of them in my young day.
It even had a sidecar. A Danish "Bender"

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my last motorcycle was a 1938 Indian 4 cylinder that I bought as a basket case for $25 and eventually sold for a modest 14,000% profit

Occasionally, around the campfire, when uninhibited from consuming a little too much whiskey, I tell tales of my ascent up Denmark's higest peak.
LOL, that would take a lot of whiskey
( Psst: the rest of you would like to know that the highest "peak"
in Denmark is 170,86 meters ( yes: meters ) or about 600 feet (yep: feet)

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Lars,

Lad os vide, når du kommer så vi kan hilse velkommen dig her.

Carol
Well, thanks Carol !!!

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elcomway ota etha orumsfa

(I felt left out--pig latin is my second language) Welcome!
Thank you.

Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur

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Welcome, Lars...you're a perfect fit for this group! And don't worry...Airstream wasn't the mother tongue for any of us, but we manage to get along famously. Your plan is exciting, by the way!
Thank you TB Rich

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Lars

Wow! Your bikes are beautiful. You have superb technical skills and design skills too. The Argosy motorhome is indeed in good hands.

I also enjoy motorcycling. My two main rides are a 2000 Triumph Sprint ST and a 2000 Ducati 750SS: My guest ride is a 1986 BMW k75T.

Welcome to the Forum.
Thank you Dan

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Stop by when you are touring here and we will take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the best motorcycling roads in the world. It is only 30 miles from my home.

Dan
Now THAT sounds like a good plan.
Thanks



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Lars,

Your dream is to tour here in your Airstream, ours is to tour Europe in ours.

(My paternal grandparents came from Copenhagen in the early 1900's.)

Good luck on fulfilling your dreams.

Maggie
Thank you Maggie.
may I ask you: what was your Danish family's name ?
Who knows: it's a small country. We might be related
.-)


Again: thank you y'all for the warm welcome !
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Please, if you'd like to help me along getting
into this Argosy ownership thing,
come and share your knowledge here:

Click: Introducing my 1977 Argosy

Thanks !

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Love the bikes! You are going to have a blast with the Airstream. Check out my post on Airstreams on a road course.
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Occasionally, around the campfire, when uninhibited from consuming a little too much whiskey, I tell tales of my ascent up Denmark's higest peak.
"Highest peak", huh?
176 meters?
Himmelbjerget?
Which - WAS - the highest "peak" until they flattened out the top to build the tower - then it became either Yding Skovhøj, or Ejer Bavnehøj that is now "officially" the highest "peak".

I remember once when I was a kid, sitting on our living room floor in our home in Hasselager outside of Aarhus, planing a family vacation (Mom Danish, Dad American), discussing with Mom which was the highest of the 3 - when Dad suddenly bursts out with "Ha, ha! My sandbox is bigger than your sandbox!", comparing those 3 to the Rockies...

Those were the days.

Velkommen til Airstream Forum, Lars - selvom jeg er nyere medlem end du. Jeg bor i øjeblikket i Washington Stat, men har boet i Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Indiana Oregon, og Georgia siden jeg kom hertil i 1989 som 24-årig.

Perhaps we'll cross paths some day in our respective Airstreams!

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Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur
Quid quid latine dictum sit, altum videtur:
- Anything said in Latin sounds profound

In Denmark - in 1979 - Latin was an electoral in 9Th grade...

Illegitimi non carborundum!

Læstolæs kulitorum etihvertrum...
Alle vilover hvorgærdet erlavest.

OK - Lars will identify those last 2 as NOT Latin - but "Latinized Danish" through the lack of spaces between words.

Oh - and by the way - it appears I was wrong about the "highest peaks" in Denmark. The correct info:

Himmelbjerget: 147 meters

Yding Skovhøj is 172.54 meters when the height of one of the Bronze Age burial mounds built on the top of the hill is included. If these man-made structures are ignored the hill's high-point is at 170.77 m, which is 9 cm lower than Denmark's highest natural point, Møllehøj at 170.86 m.

Ejer Bavnehøj is Denmark's third highest natural point at 170.35 m.

Møllehøj is the highest natural point in Denmark at 170.86 meters (561 ft)

Source: Wikipedia.

Ejer Bavnehøj had been measured as the highest point in Denmark in the mid-nineteenth century but in 1941 new measurements established that the top of one of Yding Skovhøj's burial mounds was higher. This started a violent discussion about whether man-made structures could be counted as part of Denmark's highest point which finished with Professor N.E. Nørlund defining the highest point as being the highest natural point, without including the height of man-made piles of earth. As Ejer Bavnehøj was higher than the highest natural point of Yding Skovhøj it was then regarded as being Denmark's highest point until February 2005 when researchers discovered that in reality Møllehøj was slightly taller.

So - my Dad's comment "Ha, ha! Your sandbox is higher than my sandbox!" is pretty much on the mark. 9 cm difference? That's not even a full 4".

OK - sorry for the "off-topic" post - let's return to the business of having fun with our Airstreams - in which we might actually travel to some of these interesting places.
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