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#21 rushes

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 03:56 PM

QUOTE (BwanaDik @ May 17 2010, 04:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bambi and I arrived home about 3;30 PM, safe but STILL WET. We did a detour with GPRider to route 123 yesterday, it cleared up for the run and was brilliant!!! Thanks Russ!


Ya don't have stuff like that around Conroe, do ya?
Move up here. You can fly anywhere outa XNA....
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:43 PM

on the bike and out the hotel parking lot at 0630 hrs Sunday morning.

It was wet and foggy for the first hour or so and then it was a great ride home to south of Houston.

Arrived home after almost 600 miles and was in the garage at 1830 hours Sunday evening.

Another great motorcycle ride to Arkansas and back.

AND, while in Fort Smith Ark. had a nice "encounter" with a bad sounding 427 Roush Mustang at a stop light.

After 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears he didn't want to play anymore. sad.gif

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:55 PM

QUOTE (rushes @ May 17 2010, 06:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (fjrchik @ May 17 2010, 02:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE (fjrchik @ May 17 2010, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I will get the signature logo done tonight for everyone.


I improvised... smile.gif


That's not what it will look like but you can always switch later. There's no point in keeping the copy at the bottom of the logo since it's unreadable. I have several versions of the logo to choose from, but I'm thinking it will look similar to the name tags.


I didn't think the copy at the bottom was any more unreadable than the 08 or 09 sig logo....

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Right, which is what I'm working to avoid this year. wink.gif

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#24 rushes

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:38 PM

QUOTE (fjrchik @ May 17 2010, 08:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (rushes @ May 17 2010, 06:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (fjrchik @ May 17 2010, 02:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (rushes @ May 17 2010, 12:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (fjrchik @ May 17 2010, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I will get the signature logo done tonight for everyone.


I improvised... smile.gif


That's not what it will look like but you can always switch later. There's no point in keeping the copy at the bottom of the logo since it's unreadable. I have several versions of the logo to choose from, but I'm thinking it will look similar to the name tags.


I didn't think the copy at the bottom was any more unreadable than the 08 or 09 sig logo....

cowboy.gif


Right, which is what I'm working to avoid this year. wink.gif

Here's the link: http://img22.imagesh...04/sfo10sig.gif


I reckon ya got better eyes than me.....
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 06:44 PM

Back home mid afternoon today. I had a GREAT time before, during and after riding around Eureka Springs. Thanks to everyone, but especially FJRMGM for being a tour guide to several of us Friday and Saturday and to Michelle and Mark for hosting the event. I've lost count of the number of individual roads we were on, but it sure helps to have someone along who's seen them before!

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 07:37 PM

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Back home mid afternoon today. I had a GREAT time before, during and after riding around Eureka Springs. Thanks to everyone, but especially FJRMGM for being a tour guide to several of us Friday and Saturday and to Michelle and Mark for hosting the event. I've lost count of the number of individual roads we were on, but it sure helps to have someone along who's seen them before!


Good to see you riding again Tim. Mike is a great tour guide. Did you take any pictures and will you be posting them?

I would have loved to have gone, but my daughter's 17th birthday was Saturday.

Thinking about going in June with Mike. He may go again.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 07:58 AM

Made it home Sunday around 1900 after a chance meeting up with mbottoms while enjoying Hwy 23. We had an interesting turkey explosion experience that I won't forget for a really long time. We were stuck behind a car, watched a turkey come onto the road from the left, and watched the turkey hop right up onto the car leading us. POOF! feathers, wet goo, and one rather large air-born turkey launched up over our heads. It was quite a site and made for some tough cleaning today.

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 10:05 AM

I swear it was an Ostrich.
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Posted 18 May 2010 - 01:45 PM


Left Eureka Springs around 11:00 AM, arrived in Lakeland, TN. just before 5:00 PM. It is simply amazing how you can

cruse at 80+ miles per hour in a driving thunderstorm. Thanks Michelle and Mark for a wonderful event. yahoo.gif

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#30 twistedcricket

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 02:31 PM

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Made it home Sunday around 1900 after a chance meeting up with mbottoms while enjoying Hwy 23. We had an interesting turkey explosion experience that I won't forget for a really long time. We were stuck behind a car, watched a turkey come onto the road from the left, and watched the turkey hop right up onto the car leading us. POOF! feathers, wet goo, and one rather large air-born turkey launched up over our heads. It was quite a site and made for some tough cleaning today.

Had a great time!


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Posted 19 May 2010 - 06:23 AM

cleaning the bike or your shorts?

BOTH!!!!!

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:26 AM

Was it Turkey season down there?

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 02:34 PM

I made it in Sunday after riding through all the rain I wanted to see from the top of a motorcycle for a while. Had a good time as usuall though.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:40 PM

Didn't get rained on all the way to side trip of Kansas City. On way back to Texas today came up on storm, stopped to put on Rain gear, as I came to a stop, wind blows to the left, catch the bike, wind sucks as truck goes by (right on the line, gave me no extra room) and over she goes as I did a tuck and roll!!!! It only adds character!!!!! RIGHT???? Good thing previous onwer had dropped in parking lot, no new damage!!!!! Got home safe though but hate Kansas now!!!

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 05:53 AM

Brian (Mr Fixitall101) and I departed until Monday. Took Sunday off and wandered around Eureka Springs during the day. Just needed a whole down day before the grind back to Flori-duh. Headed out into a typical E.S. morning (damp and foggy) on Monday and by the time we got to 1-40 at Russellville it had all cleared off.

So we're cruising down 1-40, passing the occasional car and go around this little black buggy. The driver apparently didn't like being passed and starts going back and forth with us. I'm sort of expecting something hostile about the time he pulls alongside and the window starts to come down. Turns out to be FJRRider!

Made it down to Vicksburg MS that afternoon and checked into a casino/hotel. Made a nice donation so they could keep the lights on. Stayed dry the next day until we get within about 60 miles of home and the bottom fell out, along with a lot of lightning and thunder!

At the end of trip, riding motorcycles was kinda like sex...I've never had all I want, but I've had about all I can stand for a while!

We had a good time and are looking forward to the next trip. I'm a little bummed about not making the cut on the TBA ride because we came in late, primarily because of a couple of wrong turns. Good peeps, good roads, good times! Thanks to one and all!

A shout out to Michelle for having served admirably as our Rallymistress! Thanks for all your hard work and dedicated efforts!

Good luck to you Mark as you take the reins!

See ya next year!

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 07:31 AM

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So we're cruising down 1-40, passing the occasional car and go around this little black buggy. The driver apparently didn't like being passed and starts going back and forth with us. I'm sort of expecting something hostile about the time he pulls alongside and the window starts to come down. Turns out to be FJRRider!


Man I get around, rode home Sunday, rained about half the time. Got up Monday morning, left the house about 5:30 went to Russelville to see a customer. Then drove back to Little Rock (thats when I saw these two Hells Angels looking dudes on FJR's) flew to Philly Tuesday, got back home Wednesday night about 11:30.I think I'm gonna chill out a bit this weekend, maybe ride the tractor around a bit and do some much needed bushhogging!
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 09:50 AM

Hung around a good chunk of Monday on the phone with Garmin straightening out some long standing issues. That finally resolved, loaded up and headed for Tulsa Truck Centre. Keith took care of some outstanding issue's with my Autocomm. Headed West an North outta Tulsa following mainly 2 lane hardtop.
Picked up a Flu bug, somewhere in Oklahoma.
Basically tried to keep riding, but all that did was to put me in a very bad position physically and even worse from a rider safety standpoint.
Called my BIL to come get me from Wyoming. Ended up having to trailer the bike back as I was physically unable to ride it anymore

Spent the evening in the hospital getting my blood oxygen level back to normal.


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Posted 28 May 2010 - 09:59 AM

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Hung around a good chunk of Monday on the phone with Garmin straightening out some long standing issues. That finally resolved, loaded up and headed for Tulsa Truck Centre. Keith took care of some outstanding issue's with my Autocomm. Headed West an North outta Tulsa following mainly 2 lane hardtop.
Picked up a Flu bug, somewhere in Oklahoma.
Basically tried to keep riding, but all that did was to put me in a very bad position physically and even worse from a rider safety standpoint.
Called my BIL to come get me from Wyoming. Ended up having to trailer the bike back as I was physically unable to ride it anymore

Spent the evening in the hospital getting my blood oxygen level back to normal.


I told ya to avoid Oklahoma....
Dang! Glad you're feelin' better...

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 10:09 AM

Oh man Don, that sucks! I'm so sorry to hear this. I've been dealing with my own illnesses this week and didn't realize we never heard from you that you made it home. I hope you are feeling better and resting at home comfortably.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 11:53 AM

QUOTE (Bearly Flying @ May 28 2010, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hung around a good chunk of Monday on the phone with Garmin straightening out some long standing issues. That finally resolved, loaded up and headed for Tulsa Truck Centre. Keith took care of some outstanding issue's with my Autocomm. Headed West an North outta Tulsa following mainly 2 lane hardtop.
Picked up a Flu bug, somewhere in Oklahoma.
Basically tried to keep riding, but all that did was to put me in a very bad position physically and even worse from a rider safety standpoint.
Called my BIL to come get me from Wyoming. Ended up having to trailer the bike back as I was physically unable to ride it anymore

Spent the evening in the hospital getting my blood oxygen level back to normal.


Next time just head straight north and a little east. There's a spare couch here. Glad you're home. I had been thinking "hrm, wonder if Don got home" and thought you were busy with something else.

did the hospital staff have to supplant the "Alberta's Finest" with oxygen? That's rough...
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