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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Knight
    You crack me up...!!!!!

    Hey, how about posting your poem?

    Mike
    if i can find it. i'm trying to remember where i put it.

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    Absolutely entertaining ride report. Felt like I was there (wish I had been). You passed right through my neighborhood, though, when you hit that wonderful storm in El Paso, IL. Glad you guys made it safe and didn't get damaged by the storms!

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    D'Lilah and I were admiring the large fans on Sunday on the way home from the BMW Flea market in Northern IL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'Lilah
    Absolutely entertaining ride report. Felt like I was there (wish I had been). You passed right through my neighborhood, though, when you hit that wonderful storm in El Paso, IL. Glad you guys made it safe and didn't get damaged by the storms!
    i have my-cast on my cell phone, and i must admit, it saved us from even tougher riding conditions. if you havent seen this yet, check it out. i'm reasonably good at judging weather that is at a distance, but i like having hard data that i can use to make smart decisions.

    we were able to look at the doppler radar along the route, and we could see the storm we rode through in oklahoma was moving around 25mph. it was going to catch us if we dallied. we were hungry, but realized that if we stopped to eat too soon, it'd catch us again. thanks to a long line at the toll booth in oklahoma (the number of people that chose to pay by PARKING THEIR CAR and GETTING OUT OF IT was astounding. i am not making this up.) it did catch us. but we knew that we had only had to ride a few minutes and we be ahead of it again. also, we could see that we were getting flanked, so we rode fast to avoid that, and put ourselves about 30 minutes ahead of the storm. we parked, ate some food, and as we came out and saddled up, the storm almost caught us. the first few big drops came down. we hauled out of there, and rode dry until we got near st. louis. then it was awful rain and thunderstorms up to el paso, where we stopped. slightly more humid than the el paso i'm familiar with...

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    Great ride report and pictures!!! Thanks for posting them.

    CONGRATULATIONS on your Saddlesore and Bun Burner rides. What a great accomplishment!

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    Now that was one fine ride report to read. Sounds like a trip that will leave you with lasting memories. Congrats on the SS and BB, you earned them in a way that a lot of us probably wouldn't.

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    Great ride! Those Texas folks are OK (I'm married to one).

    Maybe I'll meet you along the way next year. Big wind is everyday stuff in hurricane land--but come to think of it, I don't do snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by username
    i have my-cast on my cell phone, and i must admit, it saved us from even tougher riding conditions. if you havent seen this yet, check it out. i'm reasonably good at judging weather that is at a distance, but i like having hard data that i can use to make smart decisions.

    we were able to look at the doppler radar along the route, and we could see the storm we rode through in oklahoma was moving around 25mph. it was going to catch us if we dallied. we were hungry, but realized that if we stopped to eat too soon, it'd catch us again. thanks to a long line at the toll booth in oklahoma (the number of people that chose to pay by PARKING THEIR CAR and GETTING OUT OF IT was astounding. i am not making this up.) it did catch us. but we knew that we had only had to ride a few minutes and we be ahead of it again. also, we could see that we were getting flanked, so we rode fast to avoid that, and put ourselves about 30 minutes ahead of the storm. we parked, ate some food, and as we came out and saddled up, the storm almost caught us. the first few big drops came down. we hauled out of there, and rode dry until we got near st. louis. then it was awful rain and thunderstorms up to el paso, where we stopped. slightly more humid than the el paso i'm familiar with...
    Pretty cool stuff! I will have to see if my phone supports it!

    I didn't even know there was an El Paso in Illinois until a few years ago. Hopefully, I'll make it to your El Paso someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'Lilah
    Pretty cool stuff! I will have to see if my phone supports it!

    I didn't even know there was an El Paso in Illinois until a few years ago. Hopefully, I'll make it to your El Paso someday.
    for me the comparison stops at, "the one in texas is drier."

    that's all i need to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by username
    for me the comparison stops at, "the one in texas is drier."

    that's all i need to hear.
    I hear ya!

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