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#599812 - 05/17/15 9:14 am aar 2015  
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Well another on is in the books. The good news is every one made back safe and sound and the weather was great.It is hard to believe there was NO fog on the parkway. The rain did not give us a total miss as there was some on the last few miles of the parkway and detour. I do have to give my apologies for MY typo on the directions where i put 98 for 93 BUT it still all worked out with every on making it back safe. Another up side is the DPO nor anything else fell off his bike and he finished the ride clap . On the funny side the MOTHER HEN just HAD to call me several times to check on how it was going he even used a weather report as a reason laughing but we still love ya. there was 2 breakdowns with toms 880 loosing the belt drive but I loaned him my bike as we were right near my place and the other one was a NEW triumph. So this makes several times new junk comes home on a trailer and the old junk just keeps on humming.I also want to give a big thanks to Don Roe, No Name,Lannis and Ben for there help along with mike's loan of the trailer and help, also to sweet Mellisa and Ray for everything they did to help. You guys be safe getting home and see yall next year.

baby chick checking out laughing

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#599817 - 05/17/15 9:58 am Re: aar 2015 [Re: bill50cal]  
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You did well Windy and I thank you for taking on the task. I'm out but I know......you know, I want to see it continue.

Yea.....I was still a wreck all day.....that's gona be a hard one to shake. I attended a school (were my wife is the dean of the arts and sciences dept) event yesterday afternoon and HAD TO MAKE MYSELF leave my phone at home so I wouldn't keep bugging you. blush When we got home I RAN inside to see if you had left me a message......and YES you did laughing All it said was......

"Baby chick calling mother hen.....come in mother hen" laughing

And I knew right away everything was okay. bigt

You did well and the next one will be easier.

Thank you again for stepping up.


Pokey (aka Mother Hen)



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#599820 - 05/17/15 10:23 am Re: aar 2015 [Re: Gordon Gray]  
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Originally Posted By Gordon Gray


You did well and the next one will be easier.




Pokey (aka Mother Hen)





Yeah, but next year we'll be expecting shorts and socks.
Here's to a fine job from both of you. bigt


Don in Nipomo

#599834 - 05/17/15 12:23 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: D.Bachtel]  
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Na it is a new leader new dress style but you can bet it wont be a bikini laughing

Originally Posted By D.Bachtel



Yeah, but next year we'll be expecting shorts and socks.
Here's to a fine job from both of you. bigt


Don in Nipomo





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#599944 - 05/17/15 10:55 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: bill50cal]  
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thoughts from the road, as we arein iowa to pick up the suki in the morning.
1. do you guys really believe Mike GAVE methat bike?
2.how much of my life have i wasted combing my hair?
3. does ANYONE drive onthe correct side on Shules mill road?
4. why does the woman at the ham shop remeber me from last year?
5. who drank all my pepsi?
6. is it time yet?


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#600003 - 05/18/15 9:15 am Re: aar 2015 [Re: bill50cal]  
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Mike & I made it to the NH Seacoast at 12:30 this morning, traffic was the WORST. Construction in NY, CT and MA. He had another 1.5 hrs to Washington. Had a great time!!!

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#600048 - 05/18/15 1:19 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: Howard Inough]  
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Thank you Windy. I wouldn't have missed that week at the camp ground for anything. C'ya next year.

How often do you get to chase a 63 impala across the mountain who is gettin it and then you find out it was the guy you met that morning at breakfast at the cross roads?

Waaaay cool!

Regards,

Bill


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#600056 - 05/18/15 1:47 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: Gordon Gray]  
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Originally Posted By Gordon Gray
You did well Windy and I thank you for taking on the task. I'm out but I know......you know, I want to see it continue.

Yea.....I was still a wreck all day.....that's gona be a hard one to shake. I attended a school (were my wife is the dean of the arts and sciences dept) event yesterday afternoon and HAD TO MAKE MYSELF leave my phone at home so I wouldn't keep bugging you. blush When we got home I RAN inside to see if you had left me a message......and YES you did laughing All it said was......

"Baby chick calling mother hen.....come in mother hen" laughing

And I knew right away everything was okay. bigt

You did well and the next one will be easier.

Thank you again for stepping up.


Pokey (aka Mother Hen)




Gordon -

I know how it is ... I walked my little boy to the school bus for his first day of kindergarten, and drove him to the Marine recruiter to drop him off for boot camp.

I was a little bit watery-eyed each time, but mostly very proud that I was able to be part of raising a son who was able to fly off on his own, without Mom or Dad around, and make his way in the world. And it's worked out fine.

So they grow up and move away, but they do fine and they'll call or visit every once in a while.

The whole idea, the venue, the BRI, the route, the rider's meetings, the ride groups, lead and sweep riders, sag wagon, Woodland BBQ, route sheets ... that's all still happening and that was all your idea. So take heart on a job well done, and come by and see how it is sometime!!

And if you decide to move back in, I'm sure your old place at the head of the event will always be open ....

Lannis


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#600069 - 05/18/15 2:44 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: bill50cal]  
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Thanks for the loan of your great running Commando. Smoothest ride and best gearbox I've ever ridden.

I send you some photos of my inner primary. The belt is toast ... but you knew that. The teeth on the clutch basket are pretty badly worn (notched) and the front spocket looks suspicious. May be more than a simple belt replacement.


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#600113 - 05/18/15 8:40 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: bill50cal]  
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Got in around 2am this morning...slept till 10 and spent a lazy day unloading and unpacking. Great job Windy...can't wait till next year!


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#600127 - 05/18/15 9:34 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: bill50cal]  
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Hey Windy,
My bike was great after adjusting the primary. Thanks for your help on that one. It must have finished breaking in on the ride because it ran really really good on the way home.
Thanks for all the hard work and planning. I had a great time.
Dan.

#600134 - 05/18/15 10:15 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: bill50cal]  
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home aand toasted. took an hour and a half to get the suk in the trailer. more later.






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#600143 - 05/19/15 12:05 am Re: aar 2015 [Re: bill50cal]  
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#600159 - 05/19/15 2:41 am Re: aar 2015 [Re: bill50cal]  
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And that is well done eek


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#600176 - 05/19/15 7:15 am Re: aar 2015 [Re: bill50cal]  
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Sam and I arrived home yesterday afternoon after a great ride up the parkway and going east across VA to Northern Neck. My speedo showed a total run of a little over 1300 miles. No issues at all going home, traffic was light, and we missed any serious rain storms. Looking forward to next year.

#600181 - 05/19/15 7:52 am Re: aar 2015 [Re: wildbill]  
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Originally Posted By wildbill
Sam and I arrived home yesterday afternoon after a great ride up the parkway and going east across VA to Northern Neck. My speedo showed a total run of a little over 1300 miles. No issues at all going home, traffic was light, and we missed any serious rain storms. Looking forward to next year.


A good weekend for sure .... just enough rain to make sure we had some, a few storms to dodge, and really nice weather for riding ..... See you next year!

Lannis


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But I can stop any time I want.
#600236 - 05/19/15 1:44 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: Lannis]  
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this one has to be at the top as far as the weather goes. still seems different with out Gordon.

Originally Posted By Lannis


A good weekend for sure .... just enough rain to make sure we had some, a few storms to dodge, and really nice weather for riding ..... See you next year!

Lannis


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#600237 - 05/19/15 1:46 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: Dan Hudson]  
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maybe you will start to listen to me about stuff like the RMA POS. laughing

Originally Posted By Dan Hudson
Hey Windy,
My bike was great after adjusting the primary. Thanks for your help on that one.
Thanks for all the hard work and planning. I had a great time.
Dan.


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#600238 - 05/19/15 1:50 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: bill50cal]  
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Richard-It was really great meeting you at the TSMR, glad you and Paul made it home safely.
In all my years of riding, racing and working on motorcycles, I have never seen one torn up like that!!! I have thrown chains and been behind bikes that threw chains but never saw one chew up a swing arm as bad as that one. Good luck with the repairs.



Jerry

#600247 - 05/19/15 2:22 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: bill50cal]  
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Originally Posted By bill50cal
this one has to be at the top as far as the weather goes. still seems different with out Gordon.

Originally Posted By Lannis


A good weekend for sure .... just enough rain to make sure we had some, a few storms to dodge, and really nice weather for riding ..... See you next year!

Lannis


What!
No frosty saddles this year?



Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

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

Bryan
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#600269 - 05/19/15 4:15 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: bill50cal]  
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Hi, ALL!!! It's Willie & Linda from LA! We REALLY did not want to miss the inaugural "Windyfest-campin & TSMR Supreme" but duty called. I am now qualified in the UH-60M (digital blackhawk). please spell that "job security"! Sounds like we missed a BANNER event. Weather was great, all went smmooooothhhhh. Windy showed his typical nortonesque mechanical prowess AND that he can run a top notch event! I humbly apologise for not being able to "phone in " my bass part for the bluegrass. Cudos to ALL who kept the tradition alive (especially the "mother hen" who DID phone in his part!!!). Linda & I have already blocked off time for next year, n as Richard sez... "is it time yet???" Take care and we WILL SEE YA NEXT YEAR! Cheers, Willie n Linda

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PS the above post IS me!!! I lost my password n had to create a new account, and "williewhyte" was already taken by MY OLD ACCOUNT! Your digitally enhanced fastback riding friend, Willie

#600274 - 05/19/15 4:48 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: bill50cal]  
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don't make me do another year without HoDuc! (you new guys won't understand)

if anyone cares, the furnace is on and it's 44 degrees at noon here.

Anyway, I've writen many long stories about this trip over the years and there's not much left to say. It quit being about the ride years ago, but the experience. Gordon, Gordon Jr. Ray and Ms M do all the work but some credit has to go everyone. pictures later.

got bikes to work on and I PROMISE THAT NEXT YEAR I WILL RIDE ALL THE WAY AND IT WILL BE BRITISH!

(would a triumph spitfire count?)


Rich (member ThreeMustGetBeers)
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and the Snake Bike
#600276 - 05/19/15 5:08 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: williewhyte001]  
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Originally Posted By williewhyte001
PS the above post IS me!!! I lost my password n had to create a new account, and "williewhyte" was already taken by MY OLD ACCOUNT! Your digitally enhanced fastback riding friend, Willie



Willie there is a "Forgot your password?" option on the login page just under where you put your password (if you can renenber it!)


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

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#600280 - 05/19/15 5:34 pm Re: aar 2015 [Re: Richrd]  
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Originally Posted By Richrd

got bikes to work on and I PROMISE THAT NEXT YEAR I WILL RIDE ALL THE WAY AND IT WILL BE BRITISH!

(would a triumph spitfire count?)


A Triumph Spitfire is the LEAST likely vehicle to actually make the trip here and back .... you'd be better off on any BSA, especially the free one you got from Mr. Mike ....

Lannis


OK, I admit it, I'm addicted to brake fluid.

But I can stop any time I want.
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