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Old 10-08-2013, 11:18 AM   #2701
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Here's Brynn in early 2006, outside the Harley-Davidson dealer in Victorville, California. I had just escorted Madduck and his FBRAT Buell Ulysses to the Nevada state line (he was riding home to Minnesota), and swung through Victorville on my way home to visit Brynn before she headed off to w*rk.

We did some slow two-up laps in their parking lot that day. Prior to this past Saturday, it's the only time Brynn has ever ridden with me on the Road King.

Good stuff. :)


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Old 10-08-2013, 01:09 PM   #2702
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Scrubs, What does she do for a living?


If the weather holds, I'll be heading to DC on Friday for my 30th high school reunion. I plan on taking the Parkway to Afton Mountain then who knows after that. Time permitting I'll try do a RR as the colors should be about there. I just need to decide, scooter or bike? Hopefully I don't wreck the ride home Sunday with to much of this
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:59 PM   #2703
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Scrubs, What does she do for a living?
At the time she was an RDA; for the past several years she's been a full-time homemaker and mom of my two gorgeous grandsons. :)


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If the weather holds, I'll be heading to DC on Friday for my 30th high school reunion. I plan on taking the Parkway to Afton Mountain then who knows after that. Time permitting I'll try do a RR as the colors should be about there. I just need to decide, scooter or bike? Hopefully I don't wreck the ride home Sunday with to much of this
30-year high school reunion? YOU?!? Heck, you barely look 30!!

Re: the RR, if you DON'T crank one out when you get back, well, I'll never talk to you again. ;)

Have fun, be safe!!



Here's a shot of Brynn and my Buell Thunderbolt taken in December of 1997:





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Old 10-08-2013, 01:59 PM   #2704
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You can imagine how happy I am to report that the private concession operated campground in Prince William Forest Park which i planned on staying at 2 nights is closed due to the shut down. So much for doing my trip on the cheap.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:05 PM   #2705
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Beautiful daughter and bike.


Those Thunderbolts are the nicest looking bikes Buell made IMO. If I was a more proficient wrencher I wouldn't mind owning one myself.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:53 PM   #2706
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You can imagine how happy I am to report that the private concession operated campground in Prince William Forest Park which i planned on staying at 2 nights is closed due to the shut down...
Yeah, I imagine you're just thrilled to pieces. Dang.

IF we make it to the mid-terms, fingers crossed we retain the House and take back control of the Senate; I love the smell of impeachment in the morning.

Have you kept up on the shutdown crap going on down at Mt. Pisgah Inn?
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:56 PM   #2707
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Thanks, and thanks. :)


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Yep, an instant classic. Mine took a lot of tinkering to keep it consistently on the road, but sure was a hoot to ride in the twisties, and was all-day comfortable when touring.

I'll own another some day...
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:38 PM   #2708
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Have you kept up on the shutdown crap going on down at Mt. Pisgah Inn?
I have not but I'll google it and see what I come up with. I feel really bad for the businesses that rely on the fall foliage along the parkway to make their bottom line for the year. Kind of like closing the beach in the summer. Stinks that our system is so broken that our elected officials need to create then use a disgruntled populace as their motivation to negotiate.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:26 PM   #2709
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I have not but I'll google it and see what I come up with.
Please don't use google; it is not your friend, IMO. Better to use Startpage as your search engine. Here's a link to who they are, and how they protect your privacy: https://startpage.com/eng/aboutstartpage/


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I see no hint of negotiation. What I see (and hear) are dictatorial demands. Odd (read: unacceptable) behavior in a "constitutional republic."
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:33 PM   #2710
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Whatchya doin' up this time of the night?
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:56 AM   #2711
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Whatchya doin' up this time of the night?
Whorin' around the motoweb, just like you.

Finally got a chance to check out your new RR last night; I'm diggin' it, lookin' forward to more.

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Old 10-09-2013, 05:17 AM   #2712
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Yeah, I caught up on your thread last night too. Good to see Brynn visiting. I know how hard it is to have your kids thousands of miles away. Great to hear Wade still has a ride in his sights. I'm picturing you, Dr. Doug and Wade on a road trip... let's just say we'd want to hide the wimmins and children!
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:14 AM   #2713
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Here's some extra-credit material for anyone so inclined, an excellent civics "primer" penned by an outspoken political conservative:

Who Shut Down The Government?
By Dr. Thomas Sowell ~ Oct 4, 2013
http://patriotpost.us/opinion/20588

Excellent article. This is a MUST READ!
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:20 AM   #2714
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...I'm picturing you, Dr. Doug and Wade on a road trip... let's just say we'd want to hide the wimmins and children!
Be a'skeered. Be VERY a'skeered.


There are still a few pix from Dr. Doug's RKADV Ride I didn't get around to posting up yet. On Sunday we left Blowing Rock and did a giant lap around the entire perimeter of Grandfather Mountain. The conditions were perfect - clear, crisp air, and clean (well, mostly...), dry roads.

So we're climbing out of Valle Crucis on 194 towards Banner Elk. You've ridden this road before; you know how very, very sweet it is. Me 'n D are on point, Dr. Doug is doing what we do, which is mostly just taking it easy and taking it all in. It. Was. Sublime.

Whoosh! We meet a sport bike rider headin' the other way, on a bend, on the boil. First I see the bike, haulin' mail, nice line, nice lean, then I see the wave as I wave, but at the last moment the hand gets extra-HUGE, then I see a quick, nearly subliminal flash of Barricade Orange. Poof, gone!

I process the info. It's a Uly, at speed.

It's Carlost!!!!!!

There was a decent wide spot to our left, so I idled us over 'cause I knew Carlost would hang a UE and hunt us down like the dogs we are. He was on us in about eight seconds.

We had a great, impromptu visit there in the glorious mountains, then all of us had to roll, to continue to hit our marks for the day.

Great to see you yet again this weekend, amigo!


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Old 10-09-2013, 09:35 AM   #2715
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Excellent article. This is a MUST READ!
Concur 100%. Dr. Sowell has a way with words, and makes it easy for even a troglodyte like me to understand what's really going on in regards to the senseless federal government "shutdown."

Here's a link to more of Dr. Sowell's writings. He's consistently excellent.

http://patriotpost.us/columnists/38
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