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Old 08-30-2013, 06:51 PM   #31
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Thanks for the wonderful tale of your adventure. Your interaction with others during your travels adds depth to an already interesting portrait. I think cemeteries and bike rides are great opportunities to be reflective about important life moments. You honor your cousin and his family with your words.
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:33 PM   #32
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I was the first one of my siblings to get a motorcycle with a younger brother just now getting a license. We were fortunate that he was reassigned last year to the post that I was currently stationed. We try to get together once a week to make up for the time apart between him deploying, me deploying, him deploying again, and me deploying again. As a NoOb he has been doing great. Still cautious in the corners but he's learning to lean the bike over.

Last week we took a ride up to St Louis to enjoy some authentic Chinese food at Lu Lu's on Olive Blvd. On the weekends they push carts of food around and come up to your table asking if you want some. I still have to ask about some of the food, checking to see what's in it but most of it I enjoy. My brother isn't as venturesome as I am but he still ate enough to get full. After eating we decided to check out the motorcycle shops who tend to carry a much better selection than around the Ft Leonard Wood area.

Gateway BMW had a great selection of bikes and we drooled over the S1000RR's. Luckily I left the checkbook home when we discovered that they still had an open spot to reserve the 2014 HP4 and HP4 Competition models. We both got a chuckle out of the white haired dealership owner who got pulled over doing 157 mph in Illinois while testing a S1000RR.

After that we went over to Donelson's Cycle who has a great museum of old bikes but they closed early for the holiday. We then went over to Doc's Harley Davidson. After chatting with the salesman for a little bit we got him to take us down in to the basement to check out the old bikes.





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Old 09-06-2013, 02:38 PM   #33
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It was awesome to see such history. They're the oldest HD dealership in Missouri and supported a lot of racing. Apparently Doc was a huge Sporster fan.
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