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Please excuse me for not introducing myself the last time I was here. I registered and jumped right in to some conversation. That's not very polite of me. I am sure LadyRider would have bobbed me on the head had she known what I did.

A few things about my self:

I am a naturalized coona$$. I came to Lousiana years ago and now it is my home!

Last year I went to a restaurant out in the country. After dinner, LadyRider & I drove around a bit and found some land by a lake that we fell in love with. We now own the land and will be building my home there soon. While walking out on my land, I felt a certain longing to work the land. Even though I am not a farmer and has never farmed, I came from a long line of farmers. I think the land is calling me back. My ancestors farmed with water buffaloes. I will be the first in the family to own a tractor. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

My nick is CajunRider cuz I love to ride. I own a bunch of bicycles and a Honda F4. I plan to add a cruiser some day.

I live most of my life in the cities but I am a country boy at heart. I feel right at home at John-in-GA's "Southern Visitor Center".

Last but not least, no body messes with LadyRider :D

*LadyRider in da background cleaning her thirty ought six, mumbling sumting 'bout Rider's big mouth.*
 

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Welcome CajunRider:friends: Good to see a fellow Coonass here. I'm only half on my daddy's side and redneck from my mom's side. But born and raised on Jambalaya, Gumbo and crawfish:eat: I am a register Coonass and have the passport to prove it :winky: Again welcome they have a few more here from Louisiana like Andy, CatDaddy and a couple more so join right in and have some fun.
 

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Well hello, cajun rider and a great big Tractorforum welcome. Mighty glad to have another member who feels right at home in a Southern Visitor Center. Seems, at times, we are in the minority even thought the Chief Cook and Bottle here is from Louisiana. His name is Andy, by the way. He is a great guy as is most everyone here.

There is plenty of folks here who will be glad to talk tractors & motor bikes with you. Some of them even know what they are talking about. I don’t fit the “knows what he’s talking about” category very often. I see you have already helped out on the Mahindra board.

Pictures. We like pictures. Get a digital camera if you ain’t all ready got one. Show us your new place by the lake. There are people here who would like to see how you got it fixed up or, if you need to fix it up, they can tell you how to go about it. We’ll also want to see the progress as your new house goes up. Of course, we got to have pictures of your new tractor.

I’ll go now before LadyRider decides she needs to shoot a loud mouth in Georgia. If you think you can say a few more words without her firing off that thirty ought six, tell her john-in-ga tips his cap and says a very polite “Hello Ma’am”. :)
 

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Thanks for the welcome

First pic: The view that we fall in love with.
 

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Second pic - Lake shore on land

I am the one on the far right. LadyRider right next to me. Her thirty ought six is never far from her. It gotta be some where behind her.:D
 

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Welcome Cajunrider! Curious as to where your ancestors farmed with water buffalo? My wife's family still farm with what they call a carabao (sp?) in the Philippines. It's a hard way to farm, tractors are much more fun. But if times are hard..... you can't eat your tractor. ;)
 

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What we want to build

Here is what we want to build on the lake shore. Since I'm gonna do the general contracting and some of the carpentry work my self, it's gonna be a big project for us. We'll have about 6 acre for a farm pond and vegetable garden in the front of the house.

John,
It's gonna be a farm pond, with cat fish, bass and blue gills. Ain't gonna be no yuppie koi pond so don't be on my case hehehe.

LadyRider says "Howdy" to y'all.
 

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I am from S.E. Asia. Came here 30 yrs ago.
 

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CajunRider this house is going to look great on the lake. Man ya have to keep us posted on your progress.

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Re: What we want to build

Originally posted by CajunRider
John,
It's gonna be a farm pond, with cat fish, bass and blue gills. Ain't gonna be no yuppie koi pond so don't be on my case hehehe.

LadyRider says "Howdy" to y'all.
I won’t be on your case but, there is a fellow on here who has a few kio in his pond. I don’t think he will offended. Not so that it shows, at any rate--- not with LadyRider and her thirty ought six around. :)
 

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Welcome CajunRider! We can never have enough coona$$es around here...or anywhere for that matter! ;-) --- born and raised in southeast LA --- south of New Orleans. Grew up on Westbank --- Love all things Cajun....

If you go back a couple weeks, you will see my posts on getting a first bike....looking for a smaller sportbike like a CBR650 or something. What part of LA are you from exactly?
Any recommendations on a sport bike not a race replica at this point to get started with?

Welcome aboard....
Andy
 

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Lake Charles.

I got a CBR600 F4. Good all around bike. Only has around 90HP. Plenty HP for me to get in trouble though. I think it's a good idea that you want to start small. The larger sportbikes in the 110-130HP are beasts that can get you in a great deal of trouble in seconds. Key thing is to take the motorcycle safety course. I've ridden many thousands of miles yet I still got some good stuff out of the course when I took it.

My recommendation: For first sport bike, get a used one so you can get a feel for it. If you are getting a used one, get one that has not been modified or tricked out.

Good used model:
Honda F4, Yamaha R4, Suzuki SV650. There are too many to list!
 

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Nice house! With a 6 acre stocked pond, and with good farm land, you could almost be totally self sufficient. Sounds like a good plan to me.
 

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CajunRider,

Glad you joined us! These forums are a great resource, with a wealth of information. Most of the people you'll encounter here are pretty terrific too.

With you in Lake Chuck, Andy in Hammond, and me & Jody in between, we've almost got the bottom of "the boot" covered. :D

L8r,
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I am glad to see there are no sensitivities about being called a coonass! :lmao: I used to have fun kidding with the guys at school as they teased me about being a damn Yankee and I teased them back about being a bunch of coonasses. I spent a year in school near Bogalusa, LA and sometimes the term coonass was fightin' words but my time in the military taught me it was a term of pride and endearment.

Anyhow, I have already welcomed you in the tractor search post but again, welcome! Nice piece a land you have there. Now we have to get you into a tractor that suits you.
 
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