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    I also had an interesting event on the way to the rally...I got to see the first zero on my /7 odometer! The bike had 13K miles on it when I got it. I documented the event as well...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    Rick, we were all going to text you to say that you won the rally bike but weren't there so they drew someone else.

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    most interesting moment?
    wow, hard to pin that one down, i had 5 interesting days/nights!
    i might have to say that one such moment was:

    standing in the wings on stage left Friday night watching Shooter Jennings's set when Paul Thorn appeared by my side and said hi.

    i said, brother you are awesome! (he really is- did you HEAR his set?)

    he seemed totally flabbergasted that anyone might say such a thing to him! he seemed to kinda collect himself, then asked if i was an audio guy or something?

    i replied, no i'm a local dude who happens to be a stagehand, just up here volunteering.

    we chatted for a few moments then he moved on.

    Paul is a super humble and truly nice guy! not to mention a great song writer and performer...

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    My highlight was Friday when we decided to take the shuttle to town for lunch. Talking with some locals it was explained to us that the small river in town ran to the fairgrounds. We walked over to the dollar store, bought some dollar floats, two coolers, a case of beer and ice, and headed to the river. We floated for 5 hours and you should have seen the faces of the attendees who found the swimming hole at the rally when we came around the corner. They thought we were brilliant, but we were just drunk! Almost better than riding, but a memory which will stay with me for ever.
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    Then expression on the faces at the restaurant when we checked our $15 TV we bought at the Salvation Army to use in the dorm at the University. The youngest and strongest room mate carried the thing all over town before we got it on the bus.

    I hope the next residents of the dorm makes use of a good TV.
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    At the Chromeheads Beer Garden meeting, when Russ Pencin showed up from California unexpected. He had a bike crash a couple of weeks ago and broke his collar bone, and cancelled his rally plans. He received surprise plane tickets from the Mrs. and they both showed up. Spent the time riding in Enfoman's R1200C sidecar, and made my day!
    What a surprise; but then Russ does everything in a big way.
    Great to see you man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenike View Post
    Kemosabe, LGBT stands for "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transexual" It was one of many firsts for the rally. Trying to be all inclusive ....
    Danged!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why does this belong at a national rally???

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    Quote Originally Posted by kemosabe View Post
    Why does this belong at a national rally???
    The same reason Religious Services are offered in the Bier Garden. The demographic of the US is changing... get over it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kemosabe View Post
    Why does this belong at a national rally?
    Why wouldn't it? Last I checked your attendance wasn't compulsory
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted View Post
    Why wouldn't it? Last I checked your attendance wasn't compulsory
    Because it's NOT the natural state of order.
    keep it light enough to travel.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BikeMike View Post
    Because it's NOT the natural state of order.
    Are you talking about the people or the meeting?
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    Kemo, I can't believe I'm reading this. Are you crazy? Please tell me you're just kidding, or had too much to drink.
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    +1 me too

    Quote Originally Posted by bracky72 View Post
    I loved when the GS Giant took his new bike straight onto the track to get her a little dirty.
    yeh that was really cool and the cheering crowd was awesome!

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    Boys playing in the dirt

    My favorite moment was taking my new-to-me 09 GSA out on the track and playing in the dirt. Brought me back to my teens when I did enduro and trials. The only diff is I'm a wee bit older and could only last 4 times around. Also taking my first spill in the sand pit was actually quite fun - nice and sweaty and then being a sand-doughnut -lovely!
    If the Friends of Bill's can meet, then so can LGBTs, and everybody else - it's only for those like-minded people - nobody said you had to attend that hour. The point is taken though and these venues should be encouraged to meet, but not "sanctioned" by MOA.
    When you go on cruises and such, they offer available space on the side if you choose to, but it's not written into the sched. It's personal, so therefore do it for yourself.

    Great job - family. Great job. I look forward to many more! I'm drinking the Koolaid.

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