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Old 01-21-2008, 11:09 AM   #46
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DAY THREE

(Sorry for the late post; I was on a short vacation, and the internet on our computer crashed. I was also procrastinating, an activity at which I am truly gifted.)
well so it seems. don't you have MLK day off? isn't the snow bun deep. It has been about thirty days!
Get to crakin', quit your slakin'
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Old 01-23-2008, 11:26 PM   #47
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I was also procrastinating, an activity at which I am truly gifted.
some - but probably not all - of us remember that stage of life.
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:52 AM   #48
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Three years ago I took my 13 yr old son, Butt-Head, for a week on the back of my Capo. We camped up the outer banks and down the Blue Ridge. He couldn't take pictures for crap either.

Our memories of that trip are now forever linked. We slept places my wife would never have let us. We ate at places she still doesn't know about. We shared stories and lies that are still interchangeable in our memories. On a trip like that, over time truth and fiction intermingle...
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Old 02-03-2008, 05:25 PM   #49
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You go, DW!
My son and I went cross country a couple of years ago (GA to CA and back) in a cage, when he was 9. I just told him last week that I thought that our next cross country trip would be when he was 13, on my motorcycle. Now... I am sure of it!!!

I'm back to lurking now....
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:53 PM   #50
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so, Drifter ...
where is the rest of the report?

My wife has read the Zen Negligence report, and is waiting to hear your side of the story!
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:32 AM   #51
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Great report so far. Had to go back and read your dad's report to compare the two. Your writing style creates great visuals.
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:11 AM   #52
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Doooood... nice start...
You might be responsible for getting my son on the back of my bike for a trip...
more please...
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:18 AM   #53
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The way I see it, motorcycle trips are only half fun. You will spend one week leaving the house, and that is the most fun a human can possibly have. The return journey, however, is just a weeklong commute back to work.
Well said. A bit long for a bumper sticker, but not impossible.
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:26 PM   #54
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Drifter, I believe you may just be a better writer than your dad!! Keep the updates coming.

Vermin, find this young man his own ratbike ASAP. Plus a better camera.
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Old 05-09-2008, 08:57 PM   #56
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Hey Kid.


Get off yer lazy ass, and finish up !!!
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:00 AM   #57
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aw, give him another few weeks. he should probably be studying for final exams right now.

but a fortnight or two from now... then let the beatings commence
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:02 PM   #58
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:07 PM   #59
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School's out, so get to work!

No more excuses! We want the rest of the story.
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:02 PM   #60
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this whole routine is rife with irony

My son, the drifter, is a normal 14 year old boy. I put this whole adventure together to rock his world. He assures me that it did. His grandma even said that he had fundamentally changed in one week. It kind of knocked the puppy out of him and gave him a more confident and adult posture. Whenever a bike that is loaded down passes us on the road he emits a primal gutteral moan. As far as the writing goes he writes all the time for his school work, for pleasure and to pass the time. He has the somewhat natural contrary nature of a 14 year old and because I have politely suggested he continue to contribute to his own ride report, he passivley procrastinates. Bless his heart he has normal adolescent concerns.

I think the thing that may bust loose the creative clot will be his natural competition with his twin sister, dollbaby, who will go with me to alaska in three weeks. She is the only one of my three children that actually read the ride report. Drifter never even read it!



the irony of this whole fiasco is that I executed this ordeal to give him fodder and experiences for his fertile imagination and he has written very little while the trip opened up my mind and caused me to create entertaining words and changed me profoundly at a difficult time in my life.

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