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If you are an AMA member you can get your weekend pass for $45 through May 27. After that they are $60 from Mid Ohio.

I plan on 3 of us from the northern Michigan contingent.


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Barring any unforseen issues John and I should be there.


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I'll be there for a day...

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I'm in....


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Hi!
Me, too!!! Looking forward to a good event!

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Just bought my tickets. it'll be here before we know it.
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Shoot me an email or give me a call re your post MO schedule. I would love to take an extra week and hit Wauseon but don't think the wallet will handle it.


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Hope to be there too!


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It is looking very doubtful I will be at VMD for the weekend. May be more of a day trip thing this year........


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Originally Posted by Rich B
It is looking very doubtful I will be at VMD for the weekend. May be more of a day trip thing this year........


That's a problem.

Who will keep Ron in line then?


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Mike (Rocketscientist) and Ed from NJ will certainly be in attendance. Staying in Swaymeet.
Bikes to bring TBD. Most likely: old Indian and "Anybike" - 125cc Lifahonafox.

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ordered my tickets and RV pass this week,79 coachman RV is just about done for it's shakedown cruise to OVBSA's meet in a month and then midohio the month after,I'll be in the far end of the campgrounds but will be visiting the britbike camp for sure


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Originally Posted by Rich B
It is looking very doubtful I will be at VMD for the weekend. May be more of a day trip thing this year........


Oh man, that's not cool!!!! You better show up! Brian


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I need to be in Iskenduran, Turkey July 14 for a new customer machine start up, means I need to leave Saturday to be there in time. So looks like I will be at VMD maybe, on Friday. Add a short turn around from going to Brazil, it is just looking bad this year......


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Is it too late to retire then?


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Originally Posted by No Name Man
Is it too late to retire then?


Believe me, us guys who turn 59-1/2 this year are thinking seriously about it.

And one of the main drivers is our ability to get to our favorite Britbike rallies!

Guys like me and Rich have been working for 40 or 45 years (I started when I was 15). And one advantage of this modern world we live in is that we have the opportunity to retire, not like in my grandfather's day when there was no expectation of retirement on the farm and you just worked till you died ....

It's just a matter of exactly when ...

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Originally Posted by No Name Man
Is it too late to retire then?


As of last Friday, my employment status is day to day. And the day depends on how much they pizz me off. My tolerance for that behavior has dropped significantly since last Friday laughing

I have also been asked not to do anything rash in the short term..... confused Whatever that means......


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Retired at 59 1/2 after 39 years in freight work and construction. Have a good IBEW pension with health benefits. Also have a small working farm that keeps me more than busy and makes me wonder how I kept the farm up while working 50 to 60 hours a week. I'm just now starting to get caught up from taking almost two weeks off for the Inter rally.

Funny, I couldn't wait to retire to be able to do my own thing, but it didn't take long to realize how much I missed the work mostly from the social aspect. Even those I had a hard time with.


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Originally Posted by Boomer
Retired at 59 1/2 after 39 years in freight work and construction. Have a good IBEW pension with health benefits. Also have a small working farm that keeps me more than busy and makes me wonder how I kept the farm up while working 50 to 60 hours a week. I'm just now starting to get caught up from taking almost two weeks off for the Inter rally.

Funny, I couldn't wait to retire to be able to do my own thing, but it didn't take long to realize how much I missed the work mostly from the social aspect. Even those I had a hard time with.


Bill B...


That's a good situation; especially the health coverage. That used to be a common retirement benefit but not any more ... Got to be strategic in how to deal with that.


I like my fellow workers but there's no social aspect there for me. When I'm done, that will be another world. Family and riding friends is all I want or need.

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Well I have a bit different perspective: Retired four years ago, after 20 years in the same location. Really enjoyed my job, people were friendly, bosses were very fair.

I haven't been back to the site/building/campus whatever since the day I retired. Not because of any bad feelings but have not talked to anyone that I worked with.

My life is so full of family, friends,and my play/work (working on motorcycles) that I haven't missed working (truly not for one minute). Maybe I will someday....I'll let you know if that happens.


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Retired. Another year and seven months.

But what will change?

I ride of to work at 6 AM, wearing jeans and a polo.
Cross the traffic of the bussiest port in the world.
See the company Audi's and BMW's of eager young men in gray suits and brown shiny shoes get larger in my mirrors
untill there's less than a foot between them and me so I can see there clearasil faces earning less than half my salary...
Enter a yard with the friendliest gate watchmen you can think of.
Who ask for ID every day also when they told you yesterday it was a beautifull day, because they build for the Navy...
Park the car on a parking with no white lines because some digging machine is busy with data cables.
Where there is white it's sea gull sh!t from the gulls who make nests and scream while the enjoy makeing little gulls and eat crab (yes with a B).
Enjoy dirty coffeemachine coffee with too much water, not enough black, and sugar that tastes like chemicals...
Go back to the car to go home and find a red banner beneath the wiper that says I did not park between the white lines so I risk loosing my on site parking permit.
Ride to the gate, give the banner to the friendiest watchmen you can think of, tell him I'll behave better tomorrow and indeed it is a beautifull day...

Do you really think I want to miss all that to sit watching the potted plants grow and watch my neighbour cut the grass with nail scissors?

NO. NO. NO. I'll continue. But not a complete week. grin

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errrrrrrr. f'ed up me shoulder...again..... surgery set for a rebuild on June 26. Mid-Ohio, now in jeopardy. frown I usually tent it in the swap meet. If I can still go, bikes are out, so is building the tent. may have to stay in my cargo trailer.


update: I'm out. frown

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My wife and I are going, leaving Florida on 8th I think and meeting with friends from Michigan. We normally camp on the side near the track.. Taking my BMW GS and Triumph Tiger this year together with a mini bike. I hope to come home with only the BMW. Afterwards we are continuing on to UP for a few days.

Ah retirement! I have 4 1/2 more years, I've been a pilot for 30+ years and love what I do but now it's time to hand over to the new talent and reap the rewards of living in '00's of hotel rooms and missing countless family events.


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Well things just got way worse at the work front for me too. Got transferred without notice and then handed a project I couldn't refuse on top of the other 3 jobs I do. Yeah one of those 190% of your time things that has to be complete 7/16... Not feeling confident about a big event at Mid Ohio with no help...


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Ron, Matt and Curt are not going but I am. I will be bringing a friend whos has a 47 Indian. If you want to do something, I can help. Let me know if you want me to bring the grill.

JT


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Instead of the Saturday cook out, would you all like to do Ashland on Saturday, since we don't have our fearless leaders/cooks?

Just a thought...


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