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Radice Twin Bore (A PSF Odyssey & unexpected gift)

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by WrightwoodJohn, Nov 16, 2012.

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  1. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    Recently I brought together a group of PSF members to help out another member/friend who had met with some foul play. The generosity poured in, and before I knew it I was heading north on CA I5 to deliver a very nice tool & accesories. ("your an errand boy sent by grocery clerks to deliver a message.." from Apocalypse Now)
    Thus I began to head east on Highway 46...
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    And made my way past the intersection where James Dean met his fate...
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    And headed North on the CA Mission Trail...
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    Thru the sleepy town of San Miguel...
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    And a day later found myself here...
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    And took a candid shot of these 2 dudes, the proprietor on the left & the tall dude was the one we were helping out.
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    Enjoyed a fine cigar in that shop, could of stayed there all day. Back in his truck he handed me this, A Radice Twin Bore. I'm forever greatful for this unexpected gift, and will think of this trip every time I smoke it.

    "Thanks again bro, give Coyote a hug for me"
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  2. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Awesome WJ, just awesome!

    Doug wants his pipe back though. Seems neither one of us paid for it, so you better stay down in Wrightwood til it all blows over.
     
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  3. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    pssst, send him back a rusticated Grabow...
     
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  4. DeusExMachina

    DeusExMachina Member

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    Holy smokes, that pipe is gorgeous.
     
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  5. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    On a more serious note, though WJ underplayed it, and I have been too blown away to know how to comment on it, the group of folks he assembled REPLACED my stolen shop. I got burgled while moving; lost most of my pipe-making tools. I mentioned the burglary to a couple of folks (*backchannel comm's) and PSF generosity kicked-in. WJ was tasked with delivering my gifts, as he is "closest" to me (6 hours).

    I'm calling the group "Spillproof's 11."
    Eleven guys, who shall remain anonymous, salvaged my view of humanity.
    The plan they pulled-off will live in infamy.


    Oh, and I have a drill-press and professional buffing setup now.
    The gifts they gave were far nicer than anything I had stolen. And now I can properly destroy briar.


    So don't go thinking that Radice is an awesome gift. A drop in the bucket....
     
  6. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    That's great, guys!!!!! :thu:

    Just on the off-chance, when you passed by the Shady Rest motel did you see Uncle Joe who's a-movin' kinda slow at the Junction, or better yet, those 3 babes?

    I just aged myself!
     
  7. N3M0

    N3M0 Active Member

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    I've said it more than once, this is an outstanding group of individuals we have here! If only there were more of us in the world, it truly would be a better place.

    Great job to all those involved
     
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  8. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    Thanks dm! (I looked all over for that water tower)
     
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  9. jdto

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    First of all, damn, Spill, I didn't realize you'd had that sort of trouble. Second of all, great work by the 11 and especially WrightwoodJohn! This community is awesome and I see little (or in this case, big) signals of that all over the place.
     
  10. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    The big gift, from "the Group" "The Team" "Spillproofs' 11" "The Think Tank" (You guys Rock)
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  11. Skrymr

    Skrymr Member

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    What an amazing show of generosity. It makes me proud to just be a member here.
     
  12. Hudson

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    That's a handsome pipe, WJ, dual exhaust, eh? Musta made the trip home a special pleasure.
     
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  13. Rewster66

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    [​IMG] What a beautiful story....................,[​IMG]
     
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    I second that! What a great show of generosity and camaraderie from the members here.
     
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    Wow, that's just awesome, what a crew! :th1:
     
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  16. Stonewall

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    Yeah, me neither. You think it's because we're Canadian?
     
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  17. jdto

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    They fear us. Imagine if we had knowledge along with real maple syrup and good beer! Never mind the fact that our national animal is the beaver!
     
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  18. Stonewall

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    True this! And I had like a totally new drill bit I would have contributed...
     
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  19. Rewster66

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    :xd:......................................, What? .............., Your serious?............., :beyes:.................................................................
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    ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................, :laff: You poor silly Canucks!
     
  20. jdto

    jdto Active Member

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    Very serious :D

    When it comes to syrup and beavers, we don't mess around ;)
     
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