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 Post subject: SpotLight 43 - Quakindude
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:40 pm 
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quakindude started folding 9/9/06
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Lets meet quakindude...............


Where do you call home these days?

We live in Southeast Alabama, near Fort Rucker and just 90 minutes North of Panama City Beach, Florida. Having moved quite a few times over the years with the Army, we believe we have found our retirement home. My wife and I have been married for 18 years and have an 18 year old in college and a 15 year old at home. We have two Beagles and a cat that loves to harass our dogs on a regular basis. Being in the South, the temperatures can get pretty toasty in the Summer, so my Folding output goes down during the peak electricity months. However, I spool the PPD back up as the temps go down.

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What got you started folding?

I started folding in 2004 after having read about it on some tech forum I belonged to at the time. I’ve folded under variations of Quakindude, but I currently, and will from now on, fold under Quakindude571st. This is in memory of the 8 fellow Soldiers my company lost while deployed to Iraq. The reasons for my folding are many, but my primary reason is simply because I enjoy helping others. I’m not smart enough to make a change directly to this world, some change that would benefit human kind in a positive way. Folding allows me to contribute indirectly by contributing my unused CPU/GPU power to a science that’s geared toward finding cures for life taking illnesses. Folding helps balance me from my years of being in the Army. I’m further spurred to Fold by the deaths of my father, grandfather and step-father, all who have passed due to cancer.

Where are you employed?

I’m in the Army as I’ve previously mentioned. Coming up on 20 years in April 09. This is one of the few jobs that held my interest long enough to really do something with my life. Prior to joining in 1989, I skipped through multiple jobs. Always getting bored, I would move on to another, never staying longer than three months and always doing something different. From delivering pizza to framing houses to working as a car mechanic, I worked a lot of jobs. Since joining, I’ve not been bored for more than a week at a time. I’ve been a 15T, Blackhawk helicopter mechanic/crew chief, my entire career and have enjoyed it immensely for the most part.

What other hobbies or interests do you pursue when not folding?

[i][color=brown][b][size=150] I’m an avid motorcyclist. Have been since I was 15. Being 39 now, that puts me in the 20+ year’s category for experience, but I’m constantly learning new things about this way of transportation. From the technical to social aspects of two wheel transport, there’s so much to see and do that it’s a great way to spend time with my 15 year old son. He and I have over 7k miles of two up riding together.
We are also a big water sports family. We own a boat and enjoy using it. This year has seen us on the lake just three times due to various issues, mostly my not being home much this summer. Again, this is an activity and hobby that draws the entire family together and creates memories that last a lifetime. When my time here is done, I want my kids to be able to truthfully say, “He tried his best, he was well respected, he helped when and where he could, he kept a positive attitude despite challenges and he was a FUN dad.â€


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:24 pm 
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Very nice spot. I see we have a lot in common. 15T(although AGR), boating, biking.... Nice ride.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:35 pm 
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Great job on the Spotlight! Super family shots and it's nice to get to know you better.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:58 pm 
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Thanks to all three of you. G-man makes the whole spotlight info gathering process quite easy. Would be cool to see more. Mine took me all of 45 minutes to get together.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:14 pm 
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GO ARMY! Great Spotlight.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:57 pm 
Thanks for doing.

I like the part about you needing more patience. Hurry up on that.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:26 am 
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Thanks for sharing, Quake! Great looking family you got there (and the bike too :-) )


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:32 am 
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Great spotlight, I'm most impressed by the 'flying boy' :)


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Great spotlight Quakin :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:55 am 
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nice spot, hurray for water sports.


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Very nice Bike!! And family too. Thanks for sharing, and keep those rotors turning.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:54 am 
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Nice spotlight, always great to learn more about a teammate! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:01 pm 
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great spotlight quakindude!

You have a great looking family and it looks like you enjoy a good deal of outdoor activities. Having fun and having someone to share it with is what I feel life is all about.

That is a fine looking bike you have there. Is that the 1300 or the 1800. Is that a custom seat? it doesn't look stock to me. One of my reasons for moving to florida was so I could ride all year round and I do. I would go insane if I had to drive a car all the time.
There is nothing like the feeling of 100+ horsepower between your legs :)

Thanks for the awesome peek into your life.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:09 pm 
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There is nothing like the feeling of 100+ horsepower between your legs




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great spotlight..... nice meetin ya Quakin....


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:19 pm 
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Thunar wrote:
There is nothing like the feeling of 100+ horsepower between your legs




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great spotlight..... nice meetin ya Quakin....

I was a little shocked myself.
I hope that 100+ horsepower has a good heat shield.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:21 pm 
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BWAHAHHHAHAHAHHAAHHAAA....

damn good one Gman.... rofl...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:57 am 
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Thanks for the insight into your life Quakin! I worked on tronics for HSL choppers in the Navy for awhile. Great to meet ya, and your Bike is super clean looking, very slick. Great spotlight!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:47 am 
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Thanks folks.

The bike is a 2004 VTX1300C. With the stuff I've doe to it, it makes about 70HP and 83 FT/LB torque. The big brother to this one, the 1800, is the one with over 100HP. But the 1800 has a dual pin crank and sounds like a sewing machine with attitude when you put pipes on it. With my 1300 having a single pin crank, it has a nice lope to it with pipes.


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