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Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774285
05/20/19 10:49 am
05/20/19 10:49 am
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Springfield Nebraska
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Just got home, last 50 miles had to argue with the dash board bitch to stay awake. Now I have an intense urge to ride.

Last edited by Richrd; 05/20/19 1:36 pm.

Rich (last remaining member ThreeMustGetBeers)
"It's not always about going fast. Sometimes it's nice to slow down" (Wendy E.2016)

69 bonney
72 commando
75 commando interstate
06 Suzu..Suzu.. uh appliance
couple of beesas a ducati
and the Snake Bike
and a Honda?
Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774288
05/20/19 11:24 am
05/20/19 11:24 am
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Posts: 13,287
Central Virginia
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Getting to where you are arguing with the dashboard is pretty bad. When you find yourself having a discussion with the transmission shifter knob, it's time to pull over and sleep ...

Sure glad you were able to make it. When I see you coming from Nebraska, and folks coming from Florida and Louisiana and outer New England, it's a bit humbling to think how far you come just to hang out with fellow Britbikers and Brit-kindred-spirits ...

Lannis


Orwell's "1984" was not meant to be an instruction manual.
Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774302
05/20/19 3:54 pm
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Louisiana
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897 trailer miles yesterday, back to the 94° swamp and well worth the trip. Great company and superlative roads with perfect weather - what else could you want?

Thanks to anyone who organised anything, specially Windy.

I'd like to bring my Norton next year perhaps, but for three days prior to the actual TSMR it was tough enough on a modern bike keeping up with a couple of old museum pieces, although Rich & Paul's bikes were in good shape which helped them.

As they would say in these parts, good to meet all of y'all.

Alex

Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774303
05/20/19 3:56 pm
05/20/19 3:56 pm
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Derbyshire UK
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Pleased to hear the weather and the ride was good and no misfortunes smile
Any pics?


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

"He knows not where he's going,
For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride”
(Edward Monkton, Zen Dog)

Bryan



Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774322
05/20/19 8:54 pm
05/20/19 8:54 pm
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Omaha, NE, USA
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It really was a great week and the old girl (Norton) never missed a beat despite being ridden for 5 days hard and fast - well, for me, anyway (and yes, it was fun to outrun a 2018 BMW on mountain roads, heh heh).

Many thanks to Windy, Melissa and Ray and anyone else who might have had a hand in organizing the ride this year.

Great to see all of you, again, and to meet a few for the first time.

Paul.


Paul

'74 Commando - Interstate
"74 Commando - Hi-Rider, possibly
'65 Atlas, mostly anyway
'15 R1200 GS Adv
'51 Vincent Rapide
'58 Ariel Square Four
Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774329
05/20/19 9:42 pm
05/20/19 9:42 pm
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Springfield Nebraska
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pics will be along.

This was the best week I've had out there yet. except for one small mishap, everything was great. I watched Paul pick up some big old blonde (just like Bryan did at Ashland). learned about hauling aligators on the back of a norton, was proposed to by my dream girl at the ham shoppe, learned the term "sweater puppies", and made it home alive.

Weather was great, all of you were great, etc etc etc. we did have a lot of MIA's this year. we need to work on that.


Rich (last remaining member ThreeMustGetBeers)
"It's not always about going fast. Sometimes it's nice to slow down" (Wendy E.2016)

69 bonney
72 commando
75 commando interstate
06 Suzu..Suzu.. uh appliance
couple of beesas a ducati
and the Snake Bike
and a Honda?
Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774338
05/20/19 11:22 pm
05/20/19 11:22 pm
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Posts: 2,909
New Hampshier USA
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Sitting on my couch with a cold PBR at hand after 2305 miles of lovely sunshine, biblical rain/hail/thunder, cold and sweaty hot riding. I had a great time even though I was riding modern wheels (possibly the best time riding the actual route as a "halffast" rider) but I learned a few things:
1) put a new seat on the Bandit before doing a long ride such as that again.
2) make sure your chain and sprockets are not as old/worn as mine
3) take more than a few days to do the trip
4) think twice about trailering down....then do it
My azz is sore and I'm really tired but still wouldn't trade the experience for anything. Thank you all for putting up with Paul J and me.


1960 BSA A10
2007 Suzuki Bandit
1957 A10
(Used to be a Triumph here)
71 Norton Commando
17 Triumph Bonneville

Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774345
05/21/19 12:42 am
05/21/19 12:42 am
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Posts: 1,407
SE Ohio
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I find you both quite easy to put up with as a matter of fact. Enjoyed it as usual.


69 A65T
71 B50T
85 K100RS
54/59 A10SR
69 B44VS
71 A65FS
95 Trident
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Re: 2019 [Re: Richrd] #774389
05/21/19 6:32 pm
05/21/19 6:32 pm
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Back on the mainland!
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Back on the mainland!
Originally Posted by Richrd
we did have a lot of MIA's this year. we need to work on that.


It’s nice to be missed (just making a bit of an ASSuption!).

Tried my darnedest, but no bueno. Consolation was the British and European and Japanese vintage show (Classic Motorcycle Day) just 13 miles down the road from my house. It wasn’t 200+ miles thru God’s back yard, but it was better that nothing!

Look forward to some pics,

Steve


'77 T140J
"Vintage Bike". What's in your garage?

"The paying customer is always right."

Fitting round pegs into square holes since 1961...
Re: 2019 [Re: JubeePrince] #774401
05/21/19 8:36 pm
05/21/19 8:36 pm
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Posts: 13,287
Central Virginia
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Central Virginia
Pics, you say ...

Well, here’s a few candid shots, I’m sure that others did a much more thorough job of taking pics …

Man with No Name Bill Edwards contemplating his Trident that Semper Gumby will ride on the ride. Mr. Gumby’s faithful BSA Thunderwing is in the background and would normally be his ride but it was making a bit of racket and since he had to ride it home later, he didn’t want to push it. Kudos to M.W.N.N. for always bringing a few extra bikes for people to ride if they need one …

[Linked Image]

There were 4 riders this year there along with their sons, this is getting to be a multigenerational thing.
This is my one:

[Linked Image]

Even more multigenerational when the young folks bring their sweeties along for the ride. Alec and Sarah first attended 10 years ago when they were first married, and put 600 miles on the Versys coming down and back …

[Linked Image]

This here is David from Atlanta’s son Edward with his own Triumph, sorting out an electrical problem before the ride, excellent practice I must say:

[Linked Image]

That’s me on the TSMR Norton heading out in the morning …

[Linked Image]

Here’s most of the crowd for a photo-op before take-off …. The young fellow on the far right is Chris, son of Bob (who lurks just behind him). Don Roe and his son The Boy were already off to the races ..

[Linked Image]

With this group as a sample, I have ZERO fear that interest in BritBikes will “die out” once my generation is gone to the great Goat Path In The Sky ….

Lannis


Orwell's "1984" was not meant to be an instruction manual.
Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774406
05/21/19 8:48 pm
05/21/19 8:48 pm
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ohio, usa
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where's bill's cigar?


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Re: 2019 [Re: kevin roberts] #774410
05/21/19 9:18 pm
05/21/19 9:18 pm
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Posts: 13,287
Central Virginia
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Central Virginia
Originally Posted by kevin roberts
where's bill's cigar?


Probably set down on the sidewalk behind, still burning and ready to go .... !

Lannis


Orwell's "1984" was not meant to be an instruction manual.
Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774413
05/21/19 9:55 pm
05/21/19 9:55 pm
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Posts: 3,257
Derbyshire UK
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The group photo I like
Thank you Lannis


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

"He knows not where he's going,
For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride”
(Edward Monkton, Zen Dog)

Bryan



Re: 2019 [Re: bill50cal] #774420
05/21/19 11:53 pm
05/21/19 11:53 pm
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sorry for the late reply but i had a lot of stuff to get on as soon as i got back to my place with a grueling 45 mile drive. this years was some of the best weather i can remember but the parkway did not let us down with a rain shower but it was nothing like the rain from last year. the good thing was no crashes or breakdowns and all made it back safely. i do want to give a thanks to lannis and no name for doing the lead work and the use of bills trailer. also to alec for back tracking to find the lost ones.that is one for another time.or the guilty party can tell on himself LOL. i hope and think everyone had a good time and see you all next year.


windy
72 combat
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