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post #1 of 22 Old Jun 21st, 2010, 9:16 pm Thread Starter
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Great time - Dan, Brian, John, Dave, Nick and Ben. We really aught to do it again next year! Maybe we could get some wind going next year. Missed Art and Ernie.

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post #2 of 22 Old Jun 21st, 2010, 11:04 pm
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Hey,

How about me?

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Well, whack me upside the head! Sorry, Clayton. It's my old brain. Glad you were there as well.

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Now I feel loved.

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Yeah we had a great time! Even our newbie Dave went out of his way this morning to Thank us for having him along on the rides. I think he really appreciated all the curvy roads we got to ride out there.

And a big Tks to Brian especially for taking the lead on the rides! We'd follow you anywhere Brian! Well, almost! Oh yeah, we should not forget Clayton trying to get those Gypsy Jokers on their Harleys all riled up by not letting em pass! I guess Dan was hanging back watching the whole thing wishing he could call Clayton on the radio and say "let em pass buddy!"

Art & Ernie, ya better mark that calendar for next year guys! Cause the wx was really great the whole time we rode out there this year. The only time we saw rain back there was during the night really, not during our rides. Well, except for Dave, who got hailed on when he took an easterly trek on his own Saturday!

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Sorry to hear you guys had such a horrible time without Art and yours truly.

Next year will hold new opportunities for the misses and me. Looking forward to those opportunities for sure.

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Well ya know sometimes when life deals you a Joker theres just is no bluffing.

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Wait, they thought WE were the "jokers."

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Well ya know sometimes when life deals you a Joker theres just is no bluffing.
Ya mean a Gypsy Joker I believe Clayton!

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It was indeed a great time. The riding was excellent and we managed to avoid all of the deer. Didnít someone say they saw a bear? No one ran out of gas, no one needed a new tire, the food was good, there was only a moderate amount of tent flooding and there was only one incident of blinker (turn signal) abuse. What more could you ask for.

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I really do wish that I could have been there. It sounds like you all had a hoot. I did manage to get up Saturday morning and put on about 140 miles. Twice on this one ride I was real happy to have been riding a BMW. You gotta love the brakes. I had one deer sighting that cause hard braking and another one with 2 deer that needed really hard braking and a little dodging to avoid. Thankfully I did not have to try out my new ride gear.

I was home before noon.

Next year for sure.

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post #12 of 22 Old Jun 22nd, 2010, 3:56 pm
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Here are a few photos of the ďTroopĒ.





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I really do wish that I could have been there. It sounds like you all had a hoot. I did manage to get up Saturday morning and put on about 140 miles. Twice on this one ride I was real happy to have been riding a BMW. You gotta love the brakes. I had one deer sighting that cause hard braking and another one with 2 deer that needed really hard braking and a little dodging to avoid. Thankfully I did not have to try out my new ride gear.

I was home before noon.

Next year for sure.
Glad you came out OK from your deer sightings, Art. Thanks to Brianís fast reactions we missed all of the deer we saw, but there was one unavoidable animal strike. Unfortunately, the little rabbit didnít make it. Iím still a little traumatized from witnessing the incident. Itís part of riding in the forest and couldnít be helped, but I think one of us wonít be getting any Easter eggs in his basket next year.

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Glad you came out OK from your deer sightings, Art. Thanks to Brianís fast reactions we missed all of the deer we saw, but there was one unavoidable animal strike. Unfortunately, the little rabbit didnít make it. Iím still a little traumatized from witnessing the incident. Itís part of riding in the forest and couldnít be helped, but I think one of us wonít be getting any Easter eggs in his basket next year.
OK, OK, I did it! And I hated doing it! But there was no time to swerve, especially since you could not predict where he was going or how quick. Never even felt so much as a bump on the Tiger! Sad! I guess I'll just have to settle for the chocolate Easter eggs!!

And the turn signal abuse was just a test to see if anyone was watching!

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Successful test, John - I watched it for 20 miles!! Damn GPS anyway. Being right behind you, I fully support your version of animal impact. The little critter came out of no where, headed toward you amid ships and right into the track of your tire . I don't think you could have seen it at all. Tigers do that some times!

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It was probably a killer bunny anyway.

With John, I worry more about the stuff that he doesn't see

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It was probably a killer bunny anyway.
Now that you mention it, the conversation did go something like this:

Denny: There he is!
Brian: Where?
Denny: There!
Brian: What? Behind the rabbit?
Denny: It *is* the rabbit!
Brian: You silly sod!
Denny: What?
Brian: You got us all worked up!
Denny: Well, that's no ordinary rabbit.
Brain: Ohh.
Denny: That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
Nick: You tit! I soiled my riding pants I was so scared!
Denny: Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide! It's a killer!
Clayton: Get stuffed!
Denny: He'll do you up a treat, mate.
Clayton: Oh, yeah?
Nick: You manky Scots git!
Denny: I'm warning you!
Nick: What's he do? Nibble your bum?
Denny: He's got huge, sharp... er... He can leap about. Look at the bones on the road!
Brian: Go on, John. Run him over!
John: Right! Silly little bleeder. One rabbit stew comin' right up!

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Homeland Security is looking for people who write stuff like this - they're calling them "horrorists" and declaring war on horror. The fact that it is portrayed as a bonsai bunny is beside the point. That said, bunnys aren't rodents anyway.

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Gotta love Monty. I'm glad someone caught my reference.

You needed to add on one of my favorite parts "Run Away!!!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKIJTb3Hg

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Geez, I'm going to have nightmares tonight now!
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Now that you mention it, the conversation did go something like this:

Denny: There he is!
Brian: Where?
Denny: There!
Brian: What? Behind the rabbit?
Denny: It *is* the rabbit!
Brian: You silly sod!
Denny: What?
Brian: You got us all worked up!
Denny: Well, that's no ordinary rabbit.
Brain: Ohh.
Denny: That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
Nick: You tit! I soiled my riding pants I was so scared!
Denny: Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide! It's a killer!
Clayton: Get stuffed!
Denny: He'll do you up a treat, mate.
Clayton: Oh, yeah?
Nick: You manky Scots git!
Denny: I'm warning you!
Nick: What's he do? Nibble your bum?
Denny: He's got huge, sharp... er... He can leap about. Look at the bones on the road!
Brian: Go on, John. Run him over!
John: Right! Silly little bleeder. One rabbit stew comin' right up!
You crack me up Dan! Thanks to all for another great time. Looking forward to next year already. We will need to find some new roads. I am sure they are out there. great place to camp and ride!

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I'm thinking some of those dirt roads look like great places to explore.

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