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    I forgot to mention that there were some neat bikes that made the ride. Peter Guldan on his Vincent Black Shadow and Snowdan Todd on a lightly modified R80ST. 100GS tank, PD seat, low exhaust with Supertrap muffler. I've got a R80ST and I've some of those same parts to modify mine. Peter is allways off the chart with his Vincents, Indians, Harley's, and all his other toys. Sometimes it good to be me. Now for a nap to get over ridding with them kids.

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    I've received several e-mails about Bobby Petrino head football coach at Ark. , runnin off the rode on his Harley. Says he was prettry banged up. Saw the picture of the bike over in the ditch surrounded by a bunch of log/trees. Some people just don't belong on a motorcycle; might be the case here. Hope he pulls through with no long term problems. We need Ar. in a BCS bowl next year.

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    Apr. Ride Eat Meet

    The Rams are havin their Apr. meetin at Village Creek State Park, just ouside of Wynne, Ar. Apr. 14. Meal at 12:00 meeting 1:30. Clue to meal. Must be cooked in foil. Sounds like if your eaten with the RAMS, A good idea would be to bring baked potato, corn the cob, steak. shish ka bob. Most likely they will have campers, I'm sure Friday and Sat. night. This is about as close as any little rally meeting is close to me so I hope I can attend. I hope what ever bike I ride can take the thin air of the high altitudes of Crowley's Ridge. I think some of the peaks reach 200 ft. .

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    Ye Olde Bike Club Thursday night meet

    Meet tomorrow night at Bubba's Alehouse & Grill 7041 Hwy 64 Bartlett. 6:30pm All riders welcome. I'm sure all those cafe racer kids will be telling all those in attendence about my great riding skills from last weeks ride. Not.

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    Bike Nite Sidecar Cafe in Memphis

    Bike nite has started at Robilio's Sidecar Cafe. Wendesday Nites, 7-10pm. 2194 Whitten Rd. next to Bumpass H/D. It's about 2 blocks north of I-40 on the east side of Memphis. Happy hour from 3-7. Usually has bands playing out on the patio. I rate the food here as really good. Any time you see Robilio is the name it's usually synonomous with good food. Good selection of adult beverages.

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    Wed. Bike Nite, Joe's Crabshack

    Wed. Bike Nite. Joe's Crabshack has started.7990 Horizon Blvd. North of I-40 X16 off Germantown Pkwy. Across from Wolfchase Galleria. Nice outdoor parking. Anyway these are a couple of places that if you find yourself in Memphis and the Mid South and want a place to ride and eat and see some bikes, these might feel the bill. Also there are a lot of other restaurants close to Joe's if seafood ain't your thing. The last few years Joe's has had a band outside for entertainment. Beale St. opens later this month for Bikes on Beale.

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    Got the call yesterday mourning that the guys were having the friday tech session at the West Memphis Airport hanger. Got my errands done and headed over. The center of focus was the KLR. Spencer is riding it out West with Rick,who will be on a 1200GS. This bike is getting a lot of upgrades. This go round was the doohicky , and front disc upgrade. Can't believe all the work needed to do the Doohicky upgrade, but it was done. The special wrench was a must have tool to complete this job. Then the big disc change out. Again a lot of work. It really wasn't a turn key swap as the carrier needed modifications to work properly. Rick did a lot of filing on the disc carrier to fit. Spencer ran the new braided brake lines. Final decision, was a larger brake reservoir is needed to deal with the twin pot calipers. This is going to be one fine outfitted KLR when completed. Very informative tech session, I learned a lot.

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    April ON's

    Got it today in the bag. THANKS. The first one I've received in almost a year that hasn't been mangled and shredded. My Arkansas club got the rally listed in When and Where. The Natural State Rally, now across the river from our long time rally site. May 18-20. This is a great rally if your on a tight budget, no rally fee; just pay camping fee. Excellent riding in the area. I'm looking forward to seeing all my club comrades; I can allready smell the coffee.

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    Yep, got my Anon. book this week. I'm planning to ride my '71 R50/5 to the RAMS campout and monthly meeting at Village Creek State Park at Wynne, Ar. I will carry the A book. If I have a problem on the rode I will call the closest member in the book, which is me. I hope I'll be home to come and give me assistance. I'm lookin forward to the ride over as it's the closest BMW event that I have a chance to attend. I know quite a few of the Ram membership is riding down to Mississippi to the Dogwood Trail Rally. It's sad to have a conflick of interest.

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    Bikes on Beale Street 2012

    Starts this Wednesday April 18 in Memphis. This is truely a one of a kind weekly bike nite. Many fine restaurants and many bands playing. Most of the clubs with bands have free admission. Ride eastbound only on Beale St. Park your bike out front on Beale in any open spot. Parking is free. Beale St is the historical home of much of real American music. Blues, Rock&Roll, Rockabilly, Southern Rock, all of it. The endless parade of bikes going down Beale and those parked on Beale is still the hi light of the night. 5pm-12 mid- night So this is truely a Mid- South ride, eat, meet, event.

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    Got off to a late start, the R50 ran flawlessly on the 40 mile trip over. I think there were about 40 in attendance. Cooking and eating was the centerpiece of this campout, and these folks know how to do both. I took corn on the cob and baked potatoes, all consumed. All sorts of concoctions were baked and grilled. All tasty. The peach cobbler dessert was over the top. This is definately an epicurean riding club. My R50 was the oldest bike and only airhead. I remember when /5's were winning oldest bike awards at large rallies and being booed for not being /2's. I rode back after dark killing thousands of rice bugs, just like the old days when I rode all over Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennesse at night to make a rally. Riding my R50 has rekindled my love affair with airheads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    I mentioned Peter Guldan and his Indian 4 in the previous post. I have known Peter for 25 years or all of my motorcycle life. Peter has restored or refurbished a variety bikes and scooters over his carrer. All to a rather exquisite level that I have not seen in an individual who doesn't make his living restoring bikes. His list includes Harley's, Indians, Vincents, Nortons, BMW's, Vellocettes, Vespas, etc. A couple of his bikes were featured in Classic bike magazine back in the 90's, a Norton Commando and BMW R50/2. One of the headlines was 'Is this the World's Fusiest Restorer'. The level of his work was astounding. Anyway, Peter has mellowed over the years and he has his little web site which he details and discusses some of those restorations. I think you will find it under a search for A Red Rapide or www.patwilliamsracing.com/vincent/ This really covers a lot of what all of us go through finding a bike, the restoration problems and hurdles, and getting to the finished project. Peter tells his story in own rather unique way.
    Bikes on Beale inaugural Bike Nite 2012 was a total success. Perfect evening weather to kick it off. Pulled into my spot of the last 8 years in front of Superior BBQ, and the Really Big $5 Beer. Just as last year Emily was there to serve us. Street was packed with the just rite amount of bikes. It wasn't long before Peter on a '48 Chief and Pat on a '71 Commando showed up and parked on either side of me. Memphis Kings scooter club rode in. Then the Mummies rode thru on their cool derelict Jap bobbers. Yep is all right in the world. If your interested in some of Peter's cool bikes go to the site listed above. Some really over the top vintage bikes.

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    Spencer is headed over to the hanger to work on the KLR. I'm fixin to go out to my garage and get the rear wheel off the R50. It's getting a new tire mounted and balanced over at the hanger. Hope to ride over to the winery tomorrow and meet up with the Memphis Kings Scooter club. The scooter club is havin a scooter rally this weekend in Memphis. Today their riding down to the Tunica casinos. Hope I'm able to ride tomorrow and meet them at the Old Millington Winery. On their website they had a message to the riders headin gown to Tunica. Must be able to maintain a 50mph average. Different types of clubs deal with different challenges.

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    Well Spencer finished his over the top KLR, with Rick's help. Spencer and Rick helped me change the tire on the R50 rear wheel. For some reason easier said than done. I have a line on a complete Nomar machine, will get more active pursueing it.

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    Just received the Apr./May issue of the Beemer Bulletin. The newsletter of the Naturally Beemers of Ar. Had an article on the Arkansas Grand Tours. The first one announced, 1988, was the County Seat tour of Ar. Go to all 75 county seats in Ar. Funny thing is 10 counties had dual county seats, 85 in total. I luved it, I was off an riding. Took me almost a year and half. Turned my info in and was just proud that I got to ride all over Ar.. A couple of months later I got a package in the mail, in it was a commenerative coffe cup and congratulatory letter. Barry Phillips First Finisher The Great Arkansas Tour 1990. It really wasn't a contest to be first, but I was proud to get it. The one and only time I was first at anything in my whole life.

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