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bill50cal #808451 05/10/20 1:22 pm
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Hope you guys have a great event. I was planning to come this year after several absences for no particular reason. However with some health situations in my household, I have been rigorously practicing social distances and limiting exposure to people and any public places and doing only what is necessary. I know most others don't consider the virus to be a serious threat in our region of the country but I am not willing to take chances when the sacrifices I am making are relatively minor.

I have been out a few times on the B50 and sail out on the sound often so I am not going stir crazy. I am down to a single bike now, the B50. I am making an attempt at simplifying life and getting rid of some clutter. I hope you guys have a great ride and be safe and for you beer drinkers, lift one for me. I am gonna make an attempt at next year.

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Hy Mr Mike good to see you are still out and about. it has been a while but I can understand why you are not showing up this year. it will be a lot different ride this year with all that is going on but think all will still have a good time.

PS I will make sure at least 1 is hoisted for you


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Thanks, Windy for making the effort to keep this ride going. I know those that are coming surely appreciate it. I will make a concerted effort next year.

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Originally Posted by Mr Mike
Hope you guys have a great event. However with some health situations in my household, I have been rigorously practicing social distances and limiting exposure to people and any public places and doing only what is necessary. I know most others don't consider the virus to be a serious threat in our region of the country but I am not willing to take chances when the sacrifices I am making are relatively minor.

+1

Good to see those of you that can are carrying on the tradition. I consider myself a relative newcomer to this gathering, but it's become my favorite bike event of the year.

On the plus side, I can take my time on my swingarm rebuild (kit should be arriving today or tomorrow. I have a solo-type ride set up for myself in WV this weekend on the modern Tige-AH. Lots of gravel roads to get lost on....

Mike G - if you're serious about doing something around BR in July, keep me in the loop! Y'all have fun and be safe. Bill, I'll share a virtual cigar with you from WV this weekend.

Steve

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Well I suppose those are better for you anyway


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Originally Posted by JubeePrince
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Mike G - if you're serious about doing something around BR in July, keep me in the loop! Y'all have fun and be safe. Bill, I'll share a virtual cigar with you from WV this weekend.

Steve


Will definitely do Steve...and have a cigar for me too!


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Sounds like it's shaping up for a great weekend. I hope to roll in about supper time on Thursday.


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Originally Posted by Semper Gumby
Also coming up. Don't know. I may actually trailer this time and bring two or three. Sleep on cot.

3 State at Windy's

Bill, Are you trailering?
If you are, can I put in a provisions request?
I PM’d my wireless contact to you.


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35F this morning, going to be rather crisp riding for a few hours.

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Anyone have a phone number for the campground?
Sure would be nice is there was a cabin available...


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Address for putting together a quick travel plan?


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Info snagged!
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???????


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only The Shadow knows


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???????


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So we were going about 50 mph when tom turkey ran across the road right to left in front of Tom's Norton. We were 4th and 5th I think. Tom and I both jumped on the binders but tom cleared the road, and Tom went by. When Tom went by, tom took to wing and went behind Tom. I still slowed until tom decided what to do. Tom made a 90 degree right turn and landed into the woods. That's when I decided tom was clear and I started to roll on the throttle. Suddenly Bambi appeared in front of me. I only saw her a fraction of a second before I hit her. Down hard in the road, only remember pulling in arms and rolling a couple of times on the road before tumbling over the left bank. Never tried to break my fall. Thank all for the help, especially Tom for the gas station field dressing, and for those who made the Norton roadable.

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Glad you are ok Dick.

Great time seeing everyone.

Thank you Windy for a perfect long weekend!


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Your encounters are not the sort of thing I like to hear about as we have had very near misses with both beast & bird during trips in your country.

Just glad Dick that you seem to be reasonably OK.


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

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For the ocean will decide,
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It's the glory of the ride"
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Great crowd!
Great chow!
Great fire!

Kudos Windy!

How far did we run Saturday? Maybe 190 miles?
Of twisties...

PS, Dick, glad you are safely home, heal up quick.

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Departed Shady Valley 8:00AM, Just got home. 9:27 PM, stopped for breffist & lunch.
Chris & I had an EPIC trip, and we enjoyed the entire experience.
Thanks for everyone making the effort to come! beerchug
(Singing “Uneasy Rider” on &off all the way home)

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Originally Posted by dick page
I have someones passenger peg. PM me with your address and I will return it to you.


That's mine. We'll swap when I get your parts back to you. PM sent ....

Lannis


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Originally Posted by Ob1quixote
Great crowd!
Great chow!
Great fire!

Kudos Windy!

How far did we run Saturday? Maybe 190 miles?
Of twisties...

My powerful Gestapo speedometer (see " 'Allo 'Allo" for humorous reference) read 191 miles for the day.

I thought the route compared VERY favorably with the traditional one, and if we're voting (and we're not) I'd vote to run it again as "the new normal" until it's time to run the old one again ....

Almost 1000 miles on the old Norton this weekend and it never missed a beat .... other than having my left boot anointed with the finest Bel-Ray fork oil, and the wandering idle, it's running like a champ.

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Dick, Glad you're no worse for the wear. The whole incident could have been a lot worse. I saw the turkey come up from the left but the collision with bambi and the skid was all behind me and I didn't see a thing. Also thankful someone took the initiative to ask the store owner for the medical supplies. Glad I could help with my old army medic and EMT training.


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And another fine time I MISSED thanks to my employer. That old David Allen Coe song keeps getting louder and louder in my head.....


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