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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Thunderbutt] #594103
04/08/15 9:04 pm
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got a text from willie yesterday, he said him and his lovely wife won't be making it this year. he will be in a helicopter school. can't imagine that is more important than a three state ride laughing. that's ok willie we will hoist one for you and Linda beerchug and hope to see you two next year bigt


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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: bill50cal] #594110
04/08/15 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted By bill50cal
got a text from willie yesterday, he said him and his lovely wife won't be making it this year. he will be in a helicopter school. can't imagine that is more important than a three state ride laughing. that's ok willie we will hoist one for you and Linda beerchug and hope to see you two next year bigt


Willie in helicopter school? Dang, I hope he's the Professor Director Emeritus of the school and not a student, he's been flying helicopters since Leonardo Da Vinci invented the things, what's he supposed to learn?

Army, what you gonna do with them?

Lannis


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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Lannis] #594125
04/09/15 2:03 am
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We have had the privilege of spending time at the Tuscany hilltop town of Vinci, hometown of Leonardo together with it's castle museum that includes working models of his inventions.
Not only did he conceive the idea of the helicopter
http://www.leonardodavincisinventions.com/inventions-for-flight/leonardo-da-vinci-helicopter/
but also the parachute
http://www.da-vinci-inventions.com/parachute.aspx

An interesting visit for those heading to 2016 BSA International
https://goo.gl/maps/9aJNK

And so many other places in that same area - Florence, Fiesole, Lucca, Pisa, San Miniato, Volterra, San Gimignano etc etc plus small fortified hilltop villages eg Montecarlo

PS
Lannis, if Willie was Emeritus he would be retired and thus able to partake of the TSMR


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

It's not the destination, it's the journey.

Bryan
BSA Owners Club UK
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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: BeezaBryan] #594132
04/09/15 4:40 am
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Originally Posted By BeezaBryan

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Lannis, if Willie was Emeritus he would be retired and thus able to partake of the TSMR


Possibly, but a lot of times "Emeritus" means "I'm still one and still qualified but I don't have to follow any rules because I'm not really getting paid, But I'm Still The Boss!".

He might just be showing those youngsters how it's done ....

Lannis


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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #594196
04/09/15 4:02 pm
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I just sent Melissa a note via her website telling her Bob and I will be there again this year. I noticed a link from the site showing the various attractions and activities in the area listed by date. Would you believe, not ONE mention of leaky Brit bikes and the wild men that ride them??


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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: MikeG] #594320
04/10/15 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted By MikeG
I just sent Melissa a note via her website telling her Bob and I will be there again this year. I noticed a link from the site showing the various attractions and activities in the area listed by date. Would you believe, not ONE mention of leaky Brit bikes and the wild men that ride them??


I'll take a wild stab in the dark, or as it is more widely known, a S.W.A.G.
(Sophisticated Wild Ass Guess)
-to assume
the TSMR and crew would fall more solidly under the heading of
*activity*
and not so much under the heading of
*attraction*?



Come to think of it, *activity* might be something of a stretch too!

laughing laughing laughing


"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #594736
04/13/15 8:51 am
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IS IT TIME YET?


Rich (member ThreeMustGetBeers)
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75 commando interstate
06 Suzu..Suzu.. uh appliance
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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Richrd] #594807
04/13/15 6:45 pm
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Yes Richrd you can leave now...........and don't forget to pack a lot of cat food.


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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #594820
04/13/15 7:45 pm
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His cat don't look like it eats much


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: shel] #594834
04/13/15 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted By shel
His cat don't look like it eats much


Never fear.

Commando Cat, Jr. is being fed up and prepped for the journey ......



Lannis


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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Lannis] #594881
04/14/15 7:21 am
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I am not sure I like the way he prepair's a cat for his journey's. laughing


Originally Posted By Lannis
Originally Posted By shel
His cat don't look like it eats much


Never fear.

Commando Cat, Jr. is being fed up and prepped for the journey ......



Lannis


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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: bill50cal] #594899
04/14/15 10:09 am
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Originally Posted By bill50cal
I am not sure I like the way he prepair's a cat for his journey's. laughing


Originally Posted By Lannis
Originally Posted By shel
His cat don't look like it eats much


Never fear.

Commando Cat, Jr. is being fed up and prepped for the journey ......



Lannis


Judging by the choke hold he has on it I think you're right Windy eek


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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: MikeG] #594939
04/14/15 3:23 pm
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So is "JR" going to be the same "weight" as Senior by the time he gets to Blowing Rock?


Alan
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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #594942
04/14/15 4:32 pm
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Deeply contemplating even attending this year.....


If you love it, let it go. If it comes back, you've highsided!"

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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: DPO] #595071
04/15/15 2:04 pm
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So does anyone know if Rchrd and the cat(s) have left yet?


Alan
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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Alan_nc] #595096
04/15/15 5:32 pm
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Originally Posted By Alan_nc
So does anyone know if Rchrd and the cat(s) have left yet?


Gonna be a long lonely month for them in NC if they have ... he doesn't hang about on the road .... !

Lannis


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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #595106
04/15/15 8:11 pm
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I'll just take the long route via Prudoe Bay


Rich (member ThreeMustGetBeers)
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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: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #595606
04/19/15 10:32 am
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Hey maybe Gordon can take his chair rig around the loop and lead the slow pack this year. Just thinking???? He said he was getting pretty good in the corners???

Mr Mike

Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Mr Mike] #595617
04/19/15 11:39 am
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Originally Posted By Mr Mike
Hey maybe Gordon can take his chair rig around the loop and lead the slow pack this year. Just thinking???? He said he was getting pretty good in the corners???

Mr Mike


Mr Mike....by this time each year I would have already ridden the loop at least once, ordered our food for Saturday's dinner on the grounds and made our reservations for Friday night's dinner. (always a month in advance after I got burnt once by not doing so) BUT.....for me, it's not going to happen, I'm out and wish you guys and gals the best. There's a slight chance I might be able to make Wendy's campground before the ride....but I'm starting a new project in the next couple of weeks and I'm going to be tied up 24/7 until it's completed. If I do make the camp ground....it will be on my way home one afternoon after work. The project is for GE at their facilty in Ashe County. (Jefferson/West Jefferson)


I'll be thinking about you all and keep my fingers crossed the weather is the BEST it's ever been.

Take care.....Pokey (aka Gordon in NC) ex TSMR co-host

Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #595673
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Maybe someday you can join us on the ride. Some have never seen you on a bike. I'll be there on a single for as long as I can do this.

Mr Mike

Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Mr Mike] #595763
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Originally Posted By Mr Mike
<snip> Some have never seen you on a bike.<snip>
Mr Mike


Hey Mr Mike.... laughing....you need to tell those people they need to get out more!!!!!!

Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise, I'll show up on a bike at the BIBR rally and Mike G's OSMR.

The only other event I'm looking at this year is Brits On The Hill. I really would love to make that one too.

You guys will be in my thoughts this year. 14 years in a row is hard to forget.....all those miles and smiles.

After this year....it'll just be you and Lannis who have attended all of them. bigt

Take care, Pokey (aka Gordon the mother hen)

Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #595779
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Hey pokey...hope Tim is watching this. From what I hear we need another venue for that one. And a date. Hope to see you at Windy's.


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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #595826
04/20/15 4:48 pm
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Look Out! it looks like Sweet M's email is being controlled by aliens or a cruiser type bike group.

I know you will know better than to open any attachments you might get from her.


Rich (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: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Richrd] #595946
04/21/15 8:55 am
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Originally Posted By Richrd
Look Out! it looks like Sweet M's email is being controlled by aliens or a cruiser type bike group.

I know you will know better than to open any attachments you might get from her.


I assume you've talked to her about it.. confused...I got another one from her some time yesterday but it didn't come with an attachment like the first one.

Pokey

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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: No Name Man] #595947
04/21/15 8:59 am
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Originally Posted By No Name Man
Hey pokey...hope Tim is watching this. From what I hear we need another venue for that one. And a date. Hope to see you at Windy's.


I hate to hear that...I seem to remember something about it being called off last year but didn't know why.

Brits on the Hill that's gota be the best name for an event..... smile

If you guys can pull it off this year I'll do my best to be there.

Pokey

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