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Old 01-24-2013, 06:41 PM   #22681
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Sorry to hear about your grandmother.

I just got in and did attend Benka's presentation. She obviously is quite amazing! So many things to say; she had a dream, and with a little determination and resourcefulness, she lived it. Very down to earth though, for someone who accomplished so much and still continues to share her experiences. I still can't quite fathom the scope of what she did. Incredible.
Post some photos?
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:07 PM   #22682
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I'm headed to Houston for the funeral this weekend. Should be decent riding.

Anyone go to the Benka event tonight?
Been there... sorry to hear
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:15 PM   #22683
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Benka

Was super seeing everyone after so long. Benka was cool as heck, and her mate was a swell fella. Sure was nice of BMW to treat us all to grub and such. Heck of a good time.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:19 PM   #22684
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Sorry to hear about your grandmother.

I just got in and did attend Benka's presentation. She obviously is quite amazing! So many things to say; she had a dream, and with a little determination and resourcefulness, she lived it. Very down to earth though, for someone who accomplished so much and still continues to share her experiences. I still can't quite fathom the scope of what she did. Incredible.

Well said Jim. I can't do better than that and will just add my photos:







I bought her book. Its very nicely done.








Great time tonight. Wish you all could have been there to see and hear this determined womans stories.
I'm gonna guess there was a good crowd of between 60 and 80 people there. Courtney told me he was renovating the old Rex Electronics store across the street from the Harley Davidson store to move his BMW store there. The place on W Street is 5000 sq feet and the new place is 25,000.
Dotting the "I's" and crossing the "T's" on becoming the Husqvarna dealer.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:19 PM   #22685
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You should have showed her your everted belly button and asked her to sign it! Ha!!!
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:30 PM   #22686
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I was there too. Great turn out and nice dealership too, it was a great presentation.

We should have had name tags with our ADV screen names so we can poke fun of each other.



I need smaller shirt since I lost a few pounds.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:15 AM   #22687
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From the pic, it looks like she did the trip on an older F650GS? Is that the bike with all the stickers on it?
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:47 AM   #22688
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Yes, that's the bike. She started in 1997. Spent the next 5 years traveling the world.
Here is a bit of info from her website:

http://www.benkapulko.com/en/about_benka/biography
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:54 AM   #22689
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Yes, that's the bike. She started in 1997. Spent the next 5 years traveling the world.
Here is a bit of info from her website:

http://www.benkapulko.com/en/about_benka/biography
Thanks for the pics Tony
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:56 PM   #22690
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Who's white bike is that with the oversize tank and soft panniers? And what make is it? I like it. Sorry I missed the stories, but glad to hear about the new location! A Husky dealer would be pretty sweet too!
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:13 PM   #22691
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General Gun?

Close of General Gun Season for those who are interested

Jan 27 for Eglin

Feb 15 for Blackwater

Street for a few more weeks for me.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:21 PM   #22692
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Close of General Gun Season for those who are interested

Jan 27 for Eglin

Feb 15 for Blackwater

Street for a few more weeks for me.
The weekend of feb 2-3 we can ride EG... Lets do it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:57 AM   #22693
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I am truly envious of travelers like that.

so about Hard Labor Creek - I think you fastburn guys would love it. Here's a preview of the trails



alot of open fast stuff. fastest lap time for the ball & chain HS was about 20 minutes. really nice place, imo.. let's send these guys some business and keep legal trails in nw florida.. we're losing all our riding areas of old.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:31 AM   #22694
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Laugh Motus dealership coming to Pensacola

It's official:




BMW, Husqvarna, now Motus in P'Cola.
Maybe KTM next?
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:09 PM   #22695
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Hard Labor Creet HS

Great video Hatch. Very aggressive riding. Looks like a Tommy Brooks and Jeff Proventure out there!

More info on class and riders would be good.

Sure makes be wanna race again...

I may go down to the next one. Do they have a fast class cause this one looked really slow....
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