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    Rob shows up on Thursday with Chace and is riding the R1200RPB. He's going to run it in the Iron Butt this year and it's the very model of the motto: "You never know how much is enough until you know how much is more than enough." It's not more than enough and seems to be right at enough, if not a tiny smidge over.

    I see that it attracts viewers like a bug light in the bayou. It's over at Rocky Mayer's seat stand for a while and there's a steady stream of folks coming by to check it out. No matter how many gizmos you've got on your bike, or how trick your gizmos are, this one has you beat.

    Give up now. It's a Radio Shack on wheels.

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    Earlier mentioned bug light and assorted moths.

    Chacifer says, "Tada!"

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    what we did

    So did Jeff Dean make you an offer on the /2?

    I can't remember if he has that colour yet.

    Rinty

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    Wow!


    Talk about gadget envy....Is that a AWACS antenna?
    Sig? What's a Sig?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    For the residents, the picture below is how they actually saw the place during the rally.

    Why, it's a very clear image to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessler View Post
    Why, it's a very clear image to me...
    don't ya mean "Where Hot Dogs come from"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaZanetti View Post
    don't ya mean "Where Hot Dogs come from"
    I learned my lesson

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    Some may focus on the rally as a place to buy things for their bike, or as a place to hang out for a few days, or as a beer stop or something. For me, rallies are like reunions. See these folks? That's Bubba Zanetti on his S, Rob Nye, Chacifer and our own Knary. Tina's hiding on the right.

    I'd ride anywhere with these people. I've covered big chunks of the country with a couple of them and know that when the **** comes down, they're going to be on board and ready to deal with whatever needs to happen.

    I met them all through organized motorcycling, either the YBs or the MOA.

    This is what a rally is about. Bubba's from W. MA, Knary from Portland, OR, Chace and Rob are from RI and we're from SF, CA. This rally is where we can meet and catch up. And, just like family, we pick right up where we left off last time.

    The national rally is about making friends and catching up with new ones. The rest is just gravy. How do you put a value on that? $35? Hell, I'd pay $75 and consider it a deal and a half.

    Dave Swider
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    Derek - actual size.

    Dave Swider
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    It's OK to comment, you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    It's OK to comment, you know.
    The part about your grandma and how the blond lady is to become the family matriarch made me cry.

    You have a very cool family!

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    great story about your grandma

    but what happened to your bike's other rear view mirror?


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    *GREAT* stuff Dave! I really loved Camp Beers and I like that thing about it being a nexus of weirdness...one of the coolest terms I've ever heard for anything!
    2012 R1200GS

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    Hodag and Brad set up Camp BEERS over on the other side of the rally. It's bounded by a bunch of old cable spools, more trash cans than one could imagine and gradually turns itself into a sort of nexus of weirdness in the middle of the whole place.
    You weren't too far from us (Gateway Riders). On Wednesday one of our group rolled one of those spools to our camp to use as a table... east toward the port-a-potty line and across from the RVs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    Derek - actual size.

    Is it just me or is that head getting bigger?

    Stephen Burns - 2007 R1200GS
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