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Old 09-24-2007, 09:17 AM   #91
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A super ride, and photos!

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Old 09-24-2007, 09:38 AM   #92
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Nice one ahendepe

The Webmaster at Ratbike zone (my favorite site,just in front of this one) put me onto this report (I'm a regular there) and being a Brit,I can relate to and apprieciate your writing style and view of the world.

Don't know how long it took to read,but I read it from start to finish and got lost in it-I'd better go and wash up/cook dinner now (quick time) or the g/friend is gonna be pissed at me.

BTW,I reckon the weestrom you mention on the Ratbikezone blurb (about CACK) will be the next CACKmobile,you obviously have access to copious amounts of yellow & orange hi-viz paint and will miss such a bike in your mancave.
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:34 PM   #93
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Great report, and I like the idea of an "Art" bike thread too!
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:18 PM   #94
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Another "atta boy" here. Wonderful read.

When I grow up I wanna wride, rite, ahh.....write like you. Nice work.
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:57 PM   #95
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Great ride report. I appreciate your wit and powers of observation.

This thread caused me to think of an interesting project. I'm thinking we( should put together a rat bike that we decorate and pass from adv rider to adv rider to promote such trips. Something akin to the torch being passed from rider to rider with no end in sight. If you use the bike, you pay the title transfer fee and insurance. Once done, pass it along to the next rider, etc.

Would make for some interesting ride reports.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:47 PM   #96
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Laugh Thank you!

Wife and I did part of the same trip just a couple of weeks ago, but in a cage. The PC would have been a much better choice! Fantastic writing, I haven't laughed like that for a while. Thanks again.

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered. - G. K. Chesterton
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:01 PM   #97
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Anyway I like to share this time with my children the same way my father shared his with me. The lessons I learned on those trips, guided me through some turbulent times and are ones I carry with me today. Thanks Pops.

You are THE MAN. One of the greatist stories I have ever read here or in books. Thank you and all the best. Your son has an incredible mother and father and I hope he reads this and realizes it this early in his life. Wow
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:43 AM   #98
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This was an uplifting report, and I salute you !

Keep the fire bright, you ain't gonna be alone tonight...
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:02 AM   #99
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What we need is a "Hall of Fame" for excellent threads. This one would cerainly be in it. Too many of the really good ones get missed or buried.

Thanks for making me laugh. You certainly have a gift and I would buy your book.

You did mention that your son wanted to become a writer. It would be interesting to read his side of the story.
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:37 AM   #100
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I must say that my son has exposed a reservoir of love and of worry within me that I never knew existed. --nskitts, 9/2/12
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Old 09-25-2007, 05:17 AM   #101
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Hilarious. Best ever! Gave me a completely new perspective on riding a bike.
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Old 09-25-2007, 04:38 PM   #102
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I've seen that bike in person

October 1st,2006. Plymouth, Mi.
Amongst a sea of stock hardleys and custom ass jewlery at a "chili cook-off". Bikes parked tight. Except by that one. No one wanted to park too close to something like that. Lincoln grill, stickers galore("hair by helmut")eye burning paint. With hundreds of bikes to look at, this one got the most attention!
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"Don’t you hate it when birds pass you?"
Round and round he sped, faster and faster until his whiskers blew back and he was filled with the joy of speed.(Beverly Cleary. The Mouse and the Motorcycle)


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Old 09-25-2007, 05:53 PM   #103
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Yes! That is where I saw it!

It's driven me nuts- where did I see that magnificent beast and then... yes, thank you for reminding me!

Hopefully the author will make a repeat appearance this year although Cack will, sadly, be missing...
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Old 09-25-2007, 06:34 PM   #104
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Absolutely hilarious. I can't remember when I laughed so long and hard. Cack is a beautiful bike.

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Old 09-25-2007, 10:09 PM   #105
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Words good.

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