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Watching tv today another Big Phatma commercial came on hawking some dermatitis drug. Just as I was about to flip the channel I saw this clip. A happy guy and his dog frolicking dermatitis free.

I recognized the location immediately. The Cape Florida lighthouse at the state park on Key Biscayne. I was a ranger there for the first 7 years of my career. It was red brick when I was there. They renovated and whitewashed it in the 80s. 
Popular spot for commercials and movies. They filmed some Miami Vice episodes there. And back before it was a park they filmed some footage of They Were Expendable there on the northwest side. 
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22 minutes ago, Wallaby Jack, SASS #44062 said:

 

 is that Honda a 450 twin ?  :huh:

Yup! Great bike.  Had the Street Scrambler version CL 450. The same except for pipes & bars.

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3 hours ago, Rip Snorter said:

Yup! Great bike.  Had the Street Scrambler version CL 450. The same except for pipes & bars.

A friend had the CL. Much lighter than the CB. Great for town. Not so much on the Interstate.

I was set to but a Sportster but…the refrigerator broke. And then the wife announced she was pregnant. 
Adios to my carefree bugs-in-the-teeth days.

It was getting too dangerous to ride in Miami anyway. ;)

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22 minutes ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

A friend had the CL. Much lighter than the CB. Great for town. Not so much on the Interstate.

I was set to but a Sportster but…the refrigerator broke. And then the wife announced she was pregnant. 
Adios to my carefree bugs-in-the-teeth days.

It was getting too dangerous to ride in Miami anyway. ;)

Makes a couple of us who are older and less carefree, though with gas prices and very little traffic out here, a bike would make sense for the hardware store and other light local errands.  Never say never again!

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8 minutes ago, Rip Snorter said:

Makes a couple of us who are older and less carefree, though with gas prices and very little traffic out here, a bike would make sense for the hardware store and other light local errands.  Never say never again!

Alas once I get through the 6 miles of dirt road the only road available is US 491. Used to be Route 666, the Devil’s Highway until they re-named it. The main truck route from NM to Utah. 2 lane undivided mostly. 65 mph for normal people., 85-90 for Texans apparently.  :D

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5 hours ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

I was set to buy a Sportster but…

It was getting too dangerous to ride in Miami anyway. ;)

I've had five over the decades.
A perfect fit for my small frame.
Sold the last one last Fall... got what I paid for it.
Nearly 60 years of riding without a major injury... time to get out before Sacramento traffic and the law of averages caught up with me.

My all time favorite bike was the Yamaha RD400.

 

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1 hour ago, Buckshot Bear said:

That's a helluva light on the police car!

Yup the old bubble gum machine. Pre fancy strobe light bars.

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We had one jerk who would use the dash mount shotgun as an ashtray, constantly fiddling with it,  he finally blew the bubblegum machine right off the squad.  I could tell several other stories about Fat Freddie!

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