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Old 07-12-2014, 05:20 PM   #16
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Sorry we didn't make it Mike. Took the bike apart to do some routine maintenance and shot a couple of grommets across my shop and then smacked my hand trying to get a bolt loose. I'm not going to MN for the MOA Rally so we should be able to make it on the 26th.
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Old 07-12-2014, 05:43 PM   #17
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Sorry we didn't make it Mike. Took the bike apart to do some routine maintenance and shot a couple of grommets across my shop and then smacked my hand trying to get a bolt loose. I'm not going to MN for the MOA Rally so we should be able to make it on the 26th.
Ouch! Hope your hand heals quickly. Glad you can make the 26th.



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I live in Buckhannon. I will be out of town on the 26th, but I have a truck and wouldn't mind picking up the paint and anything you guys need and dropping it off one day after work or this coming weekend.
That would be great if you could drop it off at Rella's. Would it be easier for you to pick up paint at WalMart or Lowes there in Buckhannon? I can try to get you the color name - we picked up a couple of big flakes when we cleaned so I could try to match. I will PM you my info so we can talk and I get you paid.


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Old 07-16-2014, 04:20 AM   #18
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Paint has been bought

Thanks to WVtrailsmith and his wife for picking up the paint yesterday!

They are going to drive the paint down to Rella's today or tomorrow so it will be ready when we arrive. He got 3 gallons of the beige and 1 gallon of dark red for the underpinning. I took a piece of paint that flaked off when we cleaned it and found a pretty good match (I hope). THANKS!!!

The paint came to $93.xx We will be accepting donations on paint day. Any extra over that will just go straight to Rella. If you want to donate but cannot make it July 26th, please PM me and I'll send you my contact info. THANKS!

I have several roller pads and two roller handles. WVtrailsmith also picked up an extendable 9' roller pole, so we should be able to reach everything without using a ladder. I have a couple old 3" brushes, but if you can bring your own, that would help to have a few around, especially for the porch.

Hope to see you Saturday July 26th at Rella's. Plan on starting around 9:30am.




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Old 07-21-2014, 02:31 PM   #19
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Weather is looking OK for Saturday 26 July so far.

How about a head-count : Yes, No, Maybe? This is so we can tell Rella how many to expect and she can get extra help if needed.

Also - Anyone planning to attend, please bring a 3" or 4" paint brush. My old ones are shot. (I have plenty of rollers and the roller handle "thingies")

Bring a hearty appetite!

BTW - Donations for the paint will be accepted that day. Thanks!

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Old 07-22-2014, 11:50 AM   #20
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I'm still in TN.

Was going to ride down last Saturday but the rain and long list of things needing done kept me away.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:40 PM   #21
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Put me as a "maybe" Should more know more by the end of the week.
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We're a maybe.

Bike problems.
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Just thinking out loud here - since it might just be a small group, how many of you could make it tomorrow (Friday)? Weather is looking good Fri, but they are calling for afternoon storms Saturday that might catch us on the way home.

Just thinkin'.

EDIT - Never mind - I don't want to change on this short notice and mess up anyone's plans. SEE YOU SATURDAY AT 9AM FOR PAINTING AND PIES.


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Old 07-25-2014, 03:20 PM   #25
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Have to work at least the morning. If you are real slow I might be able to catch ya.

I'm willing to chip in for the supplies still. Just let me know.
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Have to work at least the morning. If you are real slow I might be able to catch ya.

I'm willing to chip in for the supplies still. Just let me know.
Sounds great - hope you can join us.

My plan (but we know how those usually work out)

0730 - Leave Morgantown with New Guy to ADV - as yet un-named. John rides a new BMW 1600 Touring Rig. Sweet! (The bike - not the guy! )

0830 - Stop at Quiet Dell Exxon off I-79 Exit 115. Meet any riders there who want to join us. Then ride down Rt 20.

0915 - Stop at Sheetz in Buckhannon next to WalMart (Rt 20 / Rt 33) Meet any riders there who want to join us.

Get to Rella's about 10:15-10:30 and paint until noon pie break.

Finish any remaining painting after pie/lunch.

Hope to finish and leave by about 1400 (2:00pm) so we can beat late-afternoon rain storms predicted).

BTW - Rella said a group of Gold Wing riders is stopping by tomorrow - maybe 10-12 of 'em. We might all get drunk and have a bar fight. Sound like fun?



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Well as life would have it, got everything worked out so I could travel to Rellas for a good day. In celbration I decided to wash the bike for her annual bath. Decided I would put the hard case on top so I went to the garage to get it and forund it had been broken and put in a corner for me to find......... SOB!

Then as I am washing her up I start scrubbing the rear wheel only to find it so loose around the axle that surely its not safe to ride. I am guessing its a new set of wheel bearings. Who knows.

So I am out for tomorrow.
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So I am out for tomorrow.
Sorry to hear that. Maybe next time. Hope the wheel problem isn't $eriou$.

More pie for us, though.

Sorry - just kidding.



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Painting is Done!!

Rella's Cafe is painted! We had a beautiful day - low 80s and low humidity. Perfect. We painted all of the wooden parts of the exterior - from the front entry door to the left and around the north end of the trailer. We also painted the upper wooden section on the south facing end - above the vinyl siding up to the roof peak. Andy painted the front porch. We repositioned the one vinyl banner from the front of the diner to the upper fascia on the south end, so northbound riders can see it coming down the hill approaching the diner.

THANKS TO:

DuckWV - for helping me clean and prep the exterior 2 weeks ago. Ask him how he managed to bring a 12' stepladder down on his V-Strom.


WVtrailsmith - for buying the paint and roller extension rod (very helpful!!) and driving everything down to Rella's this past week so it would be there for us!

50bluedirt - Andy, you did a great job on the front porch! Makes a great first impression as people walk up to the door.

WBGVAk1600 - WHO??? - New guy. Actually a seasoned rider but is new to ADV. I actually met him Thursday at a stop light in Morgantown. He got in touch with me and when I told him I was riding down here today, he said "I've been there!", and of course he wanted to go along. And he wanted pie! Thanks John! He painted the front and also much of the dark red underpinning. BTW - his screen name stands for West By God Virginia, and his ride - K1600.


John did much of the front.




Andy taking his first break and talking about getting some pie already.





I said no pie until the porch is finished. 10 minutes later.......
Looking good, Andy!






Yours truly. I actually managed to get home with 10 functioning fingers so I can play organ & piano tomorrow morning at church.
That telescoping rod came in VERY handy. (It's only about halfway extended on this photo) Easy to reach the high spots with no ladder.
Compare the dark red underpinning to later "after" photos - and thank John for that.





OK, noon came and we heard there was a group of GoldWing riders coming, so we wanted to eat and get some pie before it was gone.
Today's special, roast beef sammich with mashed potatoes and gravy.




With REAL mashed potatoes, by the way.





One of several pies Rella made yesterday. I had banana cream. Mmmmm.





The obligatory pie fridge photo.





Jeaneace hard at work.





After lunch, it was back to work. Andy finished up the path to the front door.





North end of the trailer (as seen by southbound traffic on Rt 20)
All painted, including the underpinning, and signs back in place.





Hard to get a good photo of the front in the bright sunlight. We moved the banner to the south end and put the metal sign up front.
Look at that porch!!





Look closely and you can see the banner on the upper fascia, visible to northbound traffic.




The GoldWingers were arriving. Glad we already ate.





Inside, the GoldWingers (I just called them that - I don't know what their official name is) seem to be very happy with the food - thumbs up!





Oh yeah!






Rella and Jeaneace finally got to open their surprise package from last month. When we collected $$ for the banner signs,
there was some extra, so we ordered 2 t-shirts and 2 coffee mugs with the Rella's Cafe logo.
They both liked them a lot! Thanks to everyone who contributed for those!





Group photo - Left to Right (standing): WBGVAk1600 (John), 50bluedirt (Andy), Jeaneace, pnoman (Mike), and of course, Rella!




John was anxious to put the new Rella's Diner sticker on his beautiful BMW K1600 GTL. He has been assimilated. He is now one of us.


AGAIN - THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED WITH THE BANNERS AND THE PAINTING PROJECTS!!



AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE, I NEED TO SEND A CHECK TO WVtrailsmith for $93, so PM me for my address if you want to send me $$. THANKS!!





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