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Old 03-25-2009, 03:14 PM   #151
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The last farkle

And now it's time to add the last and most important farkle to the bike.

Introducing the patented Safety Nagging Farkle - designed to keep a guy's ego in check and his brain's risk management software running properly. It's the only bike farkle designed and approved by my wife! And she has such a way with words too.




The Safety Nagging Farkle (SNF) also requires appropriate positioning. It must be placed within 1 meter VFR line of sight or it will fail to engage on the intended operator


(Well ... at least it doesn't talk during the ride).




Okay that's it lads. Tomorrow morning we're off.

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Old 03-25-2009, 03:30 PM   #152
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With you along the way.

Vicariously of course.
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:42 PM   #153
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Eek Good luck..

and take care!
Looking forward to your reports and pics, Rob.

Cheers
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:57 PM   #154
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See you in a couple days Rob.
P.S. snow is melting here so the roads in this neck of the woods should be dry. Jon
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:31 PM   #155
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Rob,

Here's to you and your crew. I'm really wishing I could be with you on this trip - my Arctic is itching to do it!!!

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Old 03-25-2009, 08:57 PM   #156
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Bon Journey Rob!

... and keep that most important Farkle in mind every step of the way!!!
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:20 PM   #157
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How many more sleeps?
....Like you're doing any sleeping right now...
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:33 PM   #158
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Rob,
Good luck my man!! Have fun!! I am free this weekend, care to have a fellow rider???....lmao!!!! I could only wish!

And in response to Eldon, there is a fellow FF that is doing some fund-raising for the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society. Check her thread out here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=438215

Peace,
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:51 PM   #159
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My deepest sympathies on the loss of your loved one Stranded.
Your fond memories of her will be riding with us.
Thank you. Best of luck & dress warm! I just made a contribution to "Punch Cancer in the Face". Looking foreward to your RR and video. Thanks again.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:07 PM   #160
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Good luck with your first day out on the road.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:32 PM   #161
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Take care and enjoy Rob .Oh,I see you employed a stunning model and her family for the photo .

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Old 03-26-2009, 12:54 PM   #162
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First update. I knew that we'd run into trouble with something on this trip but I never imagined so soon. . Konrad got a bad phone call just minutes before we left and had to pull his bags. He's off the ride. So sorry buddy. More later when better cell signal.
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:53 PM   #163
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It begins!! Ride safe and keep warm.
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:32 PM   #164
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Get the bad stuff outta the way early. Sympathy to Konrad
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:02 PM   #165
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Finally....

Rob, I found you again! Just reading through this tonight and I see that you left earlier today but I hope you'll have 'net access on the trip and I too am subscribed. This is going to be a crazy journey and I can't wait to read all about it. Sincerely, all the best to you, bud - you're a braver man than me.

Respect.
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