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#1010070 - 04/23/18 11:35 AM Re: START Check In [Re: Bud]  
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Thanks Dave and Ken for another great event! Joanne and I enjoyed seeing many friends and making new ones. Fun all around!


Steve
Fernandina Beach, FL
2005 R1200 GS (gone)
2014 R1200GSW
#1010071 - 04/23/18 11:45 AM Re: START Check In [Re: DaveCinNO]  
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I left mid day Saturday to take a long way home, and stopped in Staunton, VA. Home about 7 last night thanks to traffic I couldn't avoid around the NYC metro area.

Many thanks to Craig for leading us around, Little John for the PA escort and of course to Ken and Dave for the work to bring this together.

Until next time!


Matt


2005 1200GS (Traveller)
IBA 37694

" ...if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? " --Ronald Reagan
#1010078 - 04/23/18 12:49 PM Re: START Check In [Re: RandyShields]  
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Originally Posted by RandyShields
Shawn, your effort to get to START and then ride home were extraordinary and, while you were only able to join us for one evening and a short ride, the entire group benefited by your presence. I don't ever remember seeing so many hugs on one visit before. Thanks for joining us and sharing time. It was good to read that you got you home safely.

Randy


Thanks Randy, it was great to see you and get a bit of time to converse. I had no idea you had retired. I wish you the most happy and fulfilled retirement possible!


2018 Harley-Davidson FLHTP Electra-Glide
2008 BMW R1200RT
2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X
1999 BMW R1100RT

#1010079 - 04/23/18 12:55 PM Re: START Check In [Re: Kinsley]  
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Originally Posted by Kinsley
Originally Posted by Lone_RT_rider
I was fortunate enough to have Chris K, Randy Shields and Keith escort RUN me out of town on Saturday morning.


There...fixed it for you


You just want SOMEBODY to take credit for the fact that a Northerner actually moved back North. I know.....nobody to this day believes that I did it willingly. smile

So...sure, I was "run" out of town. LOL

Shawn


2018 Harley-Davidson FLHTP Electra-Glide
2008 BMW R1200RT
2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X
1999 BMW R1100RT

#1010083 - 04/23/18 02:24 PM Re: START Check In [Re: DaveCinNO]  
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'08 GSA
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K. Greiff
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing."
M. Jagger
#1010084 - 04/23/18 02:35 PM Re: START Check In [Re: greiffster]  
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The only pics I took at the event. Sorry I didn't get time to take more. frown

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2018 Harley-Davidson FLHTP Electra-Glide
2008 BMW R1200RT
2007 Buell Ulysses XB12X
1999 BMW R1100RT

#1010086 - 04/23/18 02:56 PM Re: START Check In [Re: DaveCinNO]  
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Home safe in DC at 530pm after a 9 hour trip with Bob and Mark. Lots of trucks and traffic on I-81, but Bob took us on an amazing detour on an empty Blue Ridge Parkway—absolutely no cars! After battling trucks and traffic on I-81 it was almost surreal. Great job Bob!
I had a great time at START. Sincere thanks to Dave and Ken—the hotel, town, routes, group dinner and overall preparation was outstanding. And great job on the weather!😉 Much appreciated.
Highlights for me were Bernie’s great ride leading and cop avoidance— still can’t get over your cop detecting superpower! (See future pic) The detailed discussion at Saturday night’s dinner with Ken, Dave, Bob, Bernie, Terry and Mark on different riding philosophies on trail braking, lean angle, and throttle management. And mostly the great people sharing a passion for riding.


Peter
Chevy Chase, MD
2017 R1200GS
2011 R1200R Classic--sold
#1010090 - 04/23/18 04:03 PM Re: START Check In [Re: StretchMark]  
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Originally Posted by StretchMark
Awesome time, Thanks again to Dave and Ken.
We snuck in a couple more hours of riding this morning, got back to Blowing Rock just as the rain started, and was happy to have the option of loading the bike in the truck for a dry ride home.

A few of my snaps.

My favorite from the quilting ladies:
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big-t kicking ass without even having to try hard. My hero!
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120 miles of riding, 8 miles of hiking, 3 nice waterfalls and my 2 favorite ladies:
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Awesome dinners with friends:
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And introducing my daughter to the joys of riding the BRP and hanging out with this group.
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Sorry to have missed this gang of friends. And Big T, you haven't skipped a beat! ;-)


Perseverance is genius in disguise...

2016 R1200GS/WC
#1010098 - 04/23/18 05:27 PM Re: START Check In [Re: DaveCinNO]  
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Welp . . . What an an OUTSTANDING START! Great to see so many old and new friends enjoying laughs, routes, riding & making and sharing memories. After several days of following chasing Bernie, finding the energy to un-stick myself from the bike at the end of the day took all the energy I could muster. Once the helmet comes off, hearing the infectious laughter from all around the parking lot and hotel was enough to re-energize me for the rest of the day - as long as whatever comes next isn't chasing Bernie.

Thanks one and all! These events are special because you all take the time out of your already busy schedules to come together make it all happen.

We had 40 STARTers provide their bike's odometer reading, with a total of 1,309,585 miles. Lowest reading: 1252; highest 100,227. Lawnchairboy won the contest for the second consecutive time. clap He says he'll share his tips for a one time consulting fee of $99.99. stir shake

Thanks to all who submitted pictures, if you didn't have time last weekend, you can still send them to: startfarting@gmail.com

Twistyguy submitted these pictures, including Bernie's buddy watching us lazily pass by.

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Workin' Them Angels . . .overtime
06 R12RT

The point of the journey is not to arrive...

[I'm the handsome one on the right, Gray Bastard on the left and Jerry in the middle.]
#1010106 - 04/23/18 06:56 PM Re: START Check In [Re: Kinsley]  
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Originally Posted by Kinsley
...more???



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Why YES, we need audio to go with that! Old dudes nightly GPS/GoPro conference. At least the VCR display isn't flashing. old

Nightly GPS & GoPro briefing


Workin' Them Angels . . .overtime
06 R12RT

The point of the journey is not to arrive...

[I'm the handsome one on the right, Gray Bastard on the left and Jerry in the middle.]
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