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Old 10-20-2009, 12:48 PM   #16
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:58 PM   #17
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Beautiful stuff!

And what a's to you, Mr.B!

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Old 10-20-2009, 01:49 PM   #18
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The best

That was truly the best RR I've read in a long time. It restored my faith in human nature. I wouldn't be surprised if others in the hack community were contacting you to give Mr B a Sunday ride. Well done.

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Old 10-20-2009, 02:13 PM   #19
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man this story is just pure awesome..... gotta love the gent's strong spirit
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:17 PM   #20
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Great RR, great story and great thing you did....
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:27 PM   #21
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This thread does the heart good.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:46 PM   #22
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:10 PM   #23
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Well done, Paul - a rich, warm character study accompanied by a beautiful story and photos.

Props to Mr. B for living large. Please thank him from me and Denise for his service.

And kudos also to the Ol'broad. What a righteous thing for her to volunteer to do, and such a gorgeous motorcycle and hack combo.

Very, very nice RR.

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Old 10-20-2009, 08:25 PM   #24
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Wow...Mr Round I Go, I applaud you for doing this for such a great and deserving veteran.

Your wonderful description of the man and the life he has lived even since the war was truly had this fellow retired war veteran teary eyed

Thanks again,
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:46 AM   #25
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Thanks, mang, that was lovely.

And thanks for loving Howard in such a cool way.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:07 AM   #26
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Thanks for sharing Howard's story. It was very up lifting.....
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:08 AM   #27
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This put a lump in my throat (do I have to turn in my "man" card now?).

I remember my grandfather of 98 y.o. who had always wanted to ride a motorcycle, but never did. At 98 he got a ride in a hack with my father as the pilot.

Now, my dad has M.S., our dream has been to ride to Alaska (he's never been there). In 2011 I'll be 40, he'll be 70, and the ride plan is all together. My B-day is Jan 20, his is Jan 26, and this is our b-day present. I fear however that if the disease keeps up it's current course, he may not be able to make the ride.

Thanks for this wonderful story. The lump persists.....
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:41 AM   #28
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I was following your original thread and so glad this worked out! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:56 PM   #29
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Wow ... I'm amazed to receive such response to our little story!
Thank you all so much for your kind words. Such a community, eh?

Paul (aka Round-I-Go)

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Old 10-22-2009, 07:37 PM   #30
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Thanks - one of the best things I've read on this board. Very well done.

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