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#1 Warchild

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:15 PM

Traditions have always been an important part of the Human Condition. Traditions represent a "stake in the sand" for humans; they are reference points that we use to keep ourselves "grounded" and have a comfortable, familiar routine to refer to during periods where it is needed.

Never, ever did I think we would have to repeat the following FJRForum tradition again this soon, less than a year from the last time we did this.... sad.gif

We will leave this thread up until TWN's service in Santa Barbara next month. All of you who can not attend this service can still participate via this thread. When the time comes, we will gather up all the photos here and copy them to twowheelnut.com for inclusion there, but since this is a FJRForum-specific tribute, we will keep the thread here alongside Andrew's.

PARTICIPATING IN TIM BATES SYMBOLOGY:

TwoWheelNut had always wanted to do an Alaska trip, and had just recently returned from up north. THEREFORE, for this photo, place your bike such that it faces north. Stand on the left side of the bike (as you sit on it). Face the camera, and give the classic TWN "Double Bird Salute" for the photographer.

Then post the photo here. If you have problems doing this, or problems getting the photo hosting somewhere, send me or Iggy a PM.

"Double Bird Salute" properties..... these salutes should not have the "flying" ring/index fingers aside the Bird. When TWN provided his classic salute, it was middle finger extended, all others curls under (as in the photo below). Now, if you are a serious puritan and can't bring yourself to send off TWN with double flying birds.... then hold up your glove, and fold over 4 of the 5 fingers. You know which one to remain upright.

Start taking photos people. I'll start us off......


Tim, I love you, 'Bro.... You Are #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Next photo, please....

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:32 PM

Every time we rode, He told me i was #1....so here TWN your #11



This picture was the first time the bird flew for the Camera



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Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:49 PM

Excellent, Jdog!

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 02:56 PM

I have never seen so many birds as i saw today!!!!!!!!!!

All in your honor Tim my friend. Miss you buddy. cray.gif rip_1.gif drinks.gif




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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:20 PM

You're were "Number One" more times than you knew...

Resting spot after the Hwy 33 twisties...


GD HOT out here in the sun on Hwy 166...


This one's for you...



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Posted 28 August 2008 - 05:18 PM



El Jefe, you were the best!


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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:20 PM





I'll get one with the bike when it's light out.
bite me


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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:16 AM



As always,
With respect and honor.
Capt. Bob


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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:59 AM

Beautiful shot, Capt Bob! good.gif

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 06:09 AM

In a few weeks we'll have a pretty good gathering of FJRforum folks in WV.

I'm thinking a group photo, all with the TWN salute would be kind of nice.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 06:26 AM

QUOTE (Fred W @ Aug 29 2008, 10:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In a few weeks we'll have a pretty good gathering of FJRforum folks in WV.

I'm thinking a group photo, all with the TWN salute would be kind of nice.



That is an awesome idea!

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:25 AM

Godspeed Tim:



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Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:37 AM

I was thinking... "oh thats dangerous"...(Me thinking that is)... at the Holiday INN and during the memorial ride we should get a TWN salute, group foto...
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:59 AM



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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:39 PM

QUOTE (Fred W @ Aug 29 2008, 09:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In a few weeks we'll have a pretty good gathering of FJRforum folks in WV.

I'm thinking a group photo, all with the TWN salute would be kind of nice.


Ditto CFO
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE (FatNakedGuy @ Aug 29 2008, 12:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Completely and totally awesome! thumbsupsmiley.png

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 03:01 PM

For you, Tim. Complete with special breast reflections.


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Posted 29 August 2008 - 04:35 PM


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Posted 29 August 2008 - 06:34 PM

QUOTE (radman @ Aug 29 2008, 08:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Hey Rad, what the hell is that on your helmet?
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 07:26 PM

Although I never met Tim it is obvious from reading the posts this week that this community and mankind has lost one of its truly genuine ambassadors.
I am sorry for the loss that all of you his friends and family are feeling right now.
So here is my salute to Tim.



Godspeed Tim and I will look you up on the other side! fuck.gif

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