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#1 Bearly Flying

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:19 AM

My buddy Jimmy just phoned , He's leaving Whitecourt , Alberta at 0800. It's a balmy -2 deg C. Should be here in a couple hours.

Bike is pretty well packed, threw in a couple of Alberta Premiums in case of any snake bites.

Will be leaving Ponoka around 10:30 - 11:00, headed South.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:32 AM

Ride safe. I know you've done this trip a "few" times. Look for rain in the Great Plains, but warmer. Phil
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:53 AM

Yay, your journey is almost underway! Hope you have a safe trip down, can't wait to see you! Txt me tonight and let me know where you stop at.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 02:58 PM

have a safe trip. We are leaving from Houston on Wednesday morning.

now lets all join in for a rousing chorus of "On the road again, just cain't wait to get on the road again......"

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#5 Bearly Flying

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:03 PM

Grabbed a motel in Great Falls, fairly cool ride starting out this morning, warmed up to mid 40's, overall not a bad day.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 05:41 AM

QUOTE (Bearly Flying @ May 10 2010, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Grabbed a motel in Great Falls, fairly cool ride starting out this morning, warmed up to mid 40's, overall not a bad day.


Are you slabbing it from there? If you're taking i-90 to i-29 (to other roads) to get there and are around Omahell, NE Thursday maybe we'll tag along. It depends on how my flu progresses today (Tuesday).

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:30 AM

Will see you in a few. Don. Just pulled into Eureka Springs after outrunning tornados.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 04:30 PM

Holy shit Hellcreep,,, You don;t want to be late for the Party eh.....

Made it to Kaycee, Wy. Rain most of the way, temps dropped to around 30 deg F late in the day, started turning to snow. Grabbed a Fleabag motel for the night, hopefully don't get snowed in for a couple days....

My buddy Jimmy wasn't feeling too well. He headed back home.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 05:18 PM

When are you looking at getting into ES? I'm gonna jet down tomorrow afternoon and will be looking to ride (or drink, weather permitting) on Thursday morning.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 05:40 PM

Wow, you have a thousand miles to go yet. Thanks for telling us about Jim, sorry he couldn't make it. Hope he made it home ok.

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 06:22 PM

QUOTE (Bearly Flying @ May 11 2010, 07:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Holy shit Hellcreep,,, You don;t want to be late for the Party eh.....

Made it to Kaycee, Wy. Rain most of the way, temps dropped to around 30 deg F late in the day, started turning to snow. Grabbed a Fleabag motel for the night, hopefully don't get snowed in for a couple days....

My buddy Jimmy wasn't feeling too well. He headed back home.


Ride safe solo...
Which way ya comin down?
Kinda stormy in OK this week...

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE (rushes @ May 11 2010, 09:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Bearly Flying @ May 11 2010, 07:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Holy shit Hellcreep,,, You don;t want to be late for the Party eh.....

Made it to Kaycee, Wy. Rain most of the way, temps dropped to around 30 deg F late in the day, started turning to snow. Grabbed a Fleabag motel for the night, hopefully don't get snowed in for a couple days....

My buddy Jimmy wasn't feeling too well. He headed back home.


Ride safe solo...
Which way ya comin down?
Kinda stormy in OK this week...


It was very interesting yesterday. This is 1/3 the size of the hail received two mile east of me.
Other than the dozen tornado's the hail actually punctured roofs and did damage to indoor home furniture.

Imagine getting hit with this while riding...

My daughter Hail egg hunting...







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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:47 PM

QUOTE (ScottyUSN @ May 11 2010, 10:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Imagine getting hit with this while riding...

My daughter Hail egg hunting...


That'd hurt...

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 07:57 PM

Ya my little Acura Integra (Son drives) has some nice new "beauty marks". He was bummed looking out the window at these things bouncing off his car (they spared the glass).

I need to get up on the roof tomorrow and do some inspecting.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 05:03 AM

Man Oklahoma just got tore up the other night! I'm sorry everyone has to go through all this mess. The video of the multi-vortex tornado was just scary as hell. Am really hoping that any rain we get may be the garden variety type, nothing serious and without hail.

QUOTE (ScottyUSN @ May 11 2010, 10:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ya my little Acura Integra (Son drives) has some nice new "beauty marks". He was bummed looking out the window at these things bouncing off his car (they spared the glass).

I need to get up on the roof tomorrow and do some inspecting.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 06:21 AM

Conditions look to be right for more bad weather here.

Please touch base with anyone you know travelling through tornado alley this afternoon/evening.

The hail alone could take a rider off a bike.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 06:35 AM

Aren't you just Mr Sunshine this morning... smile.gif


I'm going to try and get down to Casper this morning, looks like it's on the eastern edge.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:37 PM

Made it through to Rock Port Missouri,

Getting out of Wyoming was "interesting", Luckily the road surface temp was high enough that ice wasn't a problem.

Met up with Twisted Cricket and Wife today, made short work of the remaining miles.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:51 PM

QUOTE (Bearly Flying @ May 13 2010, 06:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Made it through to Rock Port Missouri,

Getting out of Wyoming was "interesting", Luckily the road surface temp was high enough that ice wasn't a problem.

Met up with Jwilly and Wife today, made short work of the remaining miles.


Jwilly's in the hood?

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:53 PM

QUOTE (Bearly Flying @ May 13 2010, 07:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Made it through to Rock Port Missouri,

Getting out of Wyoming was "interesting", Luckily the road surface temp was high enough that ice wasn't a problem.



Man you are such a puss.. IIRC you rode through a blizzard last time you wuz here.
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