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Old 11-10-2010, 03:55 PM   #61
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:11 PM   #62
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I just wanted to let you know how much I love your ride reports. There is an either intentional or unintentional motophiliosophy that accompanies your writing that I truly appreciate.

I've read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and got nothing from it. I get so much more from your Ride Reports and hope someday that I can gain the introspection that you do from riding.

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Old 11-10-2010, 06:33 PM   #63
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It's an honor to be here, sir!
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:30 PM   #64
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.....but have you been to the airport? That's part of why I get to the airport. Great photos as expected.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:47 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by iDave
It's about time you showed up . And where the hell is Chris? (Serbchaser.) Seriously, It's good to see you here Robert

It's strange, last week when I had the falcon encounter, I came back that evening wanting to explode, wanting to write, wanting to reach deep inside and grab hold of every detail nestled deep within, and just share it. If I had done that before the time was right, you would have been disappointed, and I would have too. One of the things I'm learning about this whole experience is patience, especially when it comes to writing and sharing. I had a similar encounter today. I was expecting a falcon, but blown away by something better. My words about Kathy will have to wait. I want to get this right...
Here I is Dave!!!! Thanks for calling me out - I am in awe as usual and lovin' the report, pics and all the positive commentary. Very well deserved. Keep it coming.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:18 AM   #66
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I am patiently looking forward to the next post! Thanks for the usual other side of the looking glass view on life, iDave. I was thinking just the other day how I hoped you'd post something again soon. It's always a pleasure.

(edit:) wow I should have waited 2 minutes
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:47 AM   #67
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Interesting realization just came to me,

When I read your posts, there is a calmness that comes over me. It's a good thing.
It has to do with your writing syle and introspect.
Thank you for that.
No, I don't know where that road goes, let's find out!
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:54 AM   #68
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Just one, slightly off-topic question.

Why do painters always wear white? For white paint not to show, I understand. What do you do when you're covering with Forest Green or Midnight Blue?

Just wonderin'...
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:18 PM   #69
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My comment came as I remembered you commenting in one of your previous ride reports about desiring becoming an accountant. I'm glad my comment was a workable segway for you. BTW, I'm a CPA & just retired. I found the profession to one of lots of daily variety.

Keep up the great writing. . .
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:12 AM   #70
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Originally Posted by iDave
..............Second, I learned the valuable lesson that unless Im willing to occasionally put the brush down, opportunities like these will go unnoticed, Ill miss out on the experience, and settle for the lie that work is more important than people.

Finally, the simple fact is that we can be so absorbed in our own little world, that we miss countless opportunities and encounters with the Kathys in our world.

At 8am this Saturday, the only question I have is in what form the falcon will choose to appear to me this coming week will be. Im looking forward to putting the brush down.
Dave, You have a way of pointing out things that should be obvious to all of us, but often aren't. I know I am often guilty of being too absorbed in my own world and miss opportunities to meet the "kathy's" of the world.

On a recent trip, I could easily have spend some time riding by myself but decided to put the effort into riding with some strangers. The riding and scenery was great, but it was the people that made it a very memorable experience.

I'm going to try to follow your example and put more effort into getting out of my own world/comfort zone and try to meet more of the "Kathy's" that are out there.

Looking forward to more of your report.

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Old 11-13-2010, 04:22 PM   #71
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Congratulations, Dave.

It is clear there is joy in your writing. You have found your muse.

I hope to catch up with you soon.


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Old 11-13-2010, 05:10 PM   #72
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Dave, You always make me want to go downstairs and hug my bikes. They can offer so much freedom and perspective in our world. and thanks so much for Your helping us get to see it.

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Old 11-13-2010, 06:39 PM   #73
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Thanks again RedDogAlberta. I apologize if you've told me your name and I forgot. It's always my pleasure to read your comments.
Thanks Dave. The name is Duane. "RedDog" was a certain Kawasaki in the past. I'm actually a siamese cat person.

I enjoy your travels and commentary for a variety of reasons that would take days to type. Suffice to say right now we are flirting with winter up here and the riding season is effectively done so these lush meadows, golden trees, lanes along fences in glimmering sun are simply breathtaking to me. I also enjoy your reports because you've shared your family with us all, a number of entries of which have reminded me of my step daughter. These are beautiful, cherished moments in life and I know hundreds of us are extremely grateful for your opening your life, thoughts and family to us. I thank you sir and wish you and your family the very best for the coming holiday season. Any time you enter anything about anything, I'll be along for the ride.
I'd rather be dragging a club than clubbing in drag.

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Old 11-14-2010, 03:43 AM   #74
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Dave ,thank you for another facinating on-going ride report.

Like a few other people, your narratives strike a familiar, similar cord in my own life which would take for ever to relate.

Ride safe.

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Old 11-14-2010, 03:54 AM   #75
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wow that video was the best.

One hand while taking video. The skill you have on the Suzuki is 2nd to none. So I can only think what it would be like with a camera mount. If the Suzuki has a 7/8" or 1" bar let me no and l will ship you a mount that works well behind the wind screen. This would be a HONOR to send this next day red for this week.

And thank you dave for all the laughter.

As a Electrician in a service truck for many years I to have many stories I could share. But thats for some other time.
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