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Old 11-25-2013, 01:22 PM   #46
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I was getting ready to post a comment re "Seventy-nine years old and doing the GDR as a solo rider on his KLR" and then then ...


me too ! .... still what an inspiration this guy is .... hope to do the same
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:00 PM   #47
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Great write up! Definitely sidecar food for thought. Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2013, 07:03 PM   #48
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Damn, when I saw the "fail" I thought your bike wouldn't make it over one of the passes. I had no idea it was that kind of fail!

Glad to hear you and Kirby came out of that in as good a shape as you did.

It was a great RR up to that point. I hope you get to continue that trip or another one like it!
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:56 AM   #49
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Aw, just as I was really getting into the rhythm of your RR you had to go and break your bike!

I bet you must replay the crash over and over in your head and think how fortunate you were to go off the road where you did, with a "relatively" soft landing. It could have been so much worse!!

Any crash you can walk away from is a good one in my book! Happy to hear you're already thinking about how to get back on the road!
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:48 PM   #50
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What a cool sidecar

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Old 11-27-2013, 07:40 PM   #51
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Great RR, Glad You and Kirby are OK!
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:54 PM   #52
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And here's me thinking that bike had a real character to it
Great words & pics. thanks for sharing
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:58 PM   #53
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Wow! Glad to hear you're mostly ok, and especially Kirby is unscathed!

This is one of those freaky deaky crashes you can't really be ready for - thank God you weren't cruising down the highway at 80mph or something.
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