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#508165 - 08/13/09 01:01 AM UN - Check in!  
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Can't find a check-in thread so I guess I'll start one. Got home at 5:45 PM today. 470 miles. Took I-91 to Mass 2 (The Mohawk Trail), MA 2 and whatever over to Troy, NY. Then 787 and 87 south. I left a day early due to my cold.

Great seeing old friends again and meeting new ones. I hope I didn't pass my germs on to anyone.

Paul and the rest of the UNCrew: fantastic job!


RideSmart and Safe, George

'97 Amarena R1100RT - I Don't Need NO STINK'N GS
IBA, North GA RideSmart, UN-X,VIII,VI,IV (Dirt Rider),II Virgin (Alpen Dorf Survivor) plus Team Wurty(Charter Member)
#508179 - 08/13/09 01:50 AM Re: UN - Check in! [Re: George Brown]  
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George, good to meet you this morning before you left.

I had a great ride home "the long way round" through Maine and NH en route to Cambridge, MA. No moose sightings on I-95 South; go figure...

Great UN! Thanks Paul, Paul's henchmen and Suzanne.

Hope to see you soon,

Rich


"When this thing hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious sh*t!" -Back to the Future

Past bikes: 1981 R65, 1993 Katana 1100, 2005 R1150RT, 1997 R1100RS
Current: 2007 Triumph Tiger 1050
#508186 - 08/13/09 02:24 AM Re: UN - Check in! [Re: George Brown]  
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Home safe and soggy. I call it my 3 WOW trip. Came through 3 walls of water, some of them 20 miles! It cleared up in central VT never to drip the rest of the way home, thankfully.

206 measley miles.

I hate goodbyes and I need to keep as many vacation days as I can for next year, so I didn't see everyone I needed to before heading home. I hope we meet again soon. I wonder if the Bah Hahbah crew was as drenched as I was.

I bonded with so many of you, especially Ken H. We are tyre brothers and water brothers now. I enjoyed every minute (even the watery ones) from the last 2 days of the Pied Piper through my departure today. Thanks Paul and all y'all!


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#508290 - 08/13/09 02:03 PM Re: UN - Check in! [Re: Fasterpill]  
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IN from the UN as well after a meandering trip through Vermont. It was great to see old friends as well as put some faces to names. Can't wait for the next one...........


'04 Silver RT
'73 Yamaha TX500A
'73 Yamaha DT250
'74 Honda CB125

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#508326 - 08/13/09 03:50 PM Re: UN - Check in! [Re: Spyder]  
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2/3 Asheville, NC 1/3 Adironda...
Got back last evening -- great trip home to the Adirondacks. Got a chance to see flashing blue lights of an LEO and then to meet the nice officer. He gave me warning and a smile -- my favorite part was when he said: "I always get excited when a motorcycle actually stops for me" What do I make of that?

Anyway, Kelly and I had a great time losing our UnRally virginity, meeting all the crazy attendees, making many new friends and participating in such a well UNorganized activity. Kudo's to Paul and his merry men -- terrific job.

Hope yer fixin to make it to Asheville, bless yer hearts. Give us a holler! (just practicing my southern)


Don't confuse all you know with all there is to know.
#508353 - 08/13/09 05:04 PM Re: Ye Olde New England UNrally Announcement [Re: KTsRidin]  
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I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for a great event. Although I wish I could have stayed longer, the Tuesday night dinner was fantastic and the conversation was worth the price of admission......

Hope to see everyone next year......







More pictures here:

http://public.fotki.com/Rbertalotto/travel/un-rally-2009/


RoyB
Yankee Beemers, President
Dartmouth, Ma
2007 BMW X Challenge ABS
2007 SUZUKIV Strom ABS
2004 HONDA VFR ABS
2004 BMW R1150RSL ABS
2002 MV Agusta F4s
2001 Moto Guzzi "Roso Mandello"
#508404 - 08/13/09 08:14 PM Re: UN - Check in! [Re: George Brown]  
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Got home early this AM, long day but I was too close to home to get a hotel, so I just kept riding. According to the GPS it's 959 miles to WV!

Really great to see old friends and make some new ones, I really enjoyed it! Also enjoyed seeing part of the country that I was not very familiar with.

Thanks to all who were involved in the planning, especially Paul, your hard work really made for a great time!


Steve Ellis
1998 R1100RT (Gone)
2007 R1200RT (Gone)
2011 R1200RT
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#508424 - 08/13/09 09:03 PM Re: UN - Check in! [Re: George Brown]  
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Arrived safely home about 3:30 Thursday afternoon after spending 4 hours avoiding the 2-hour direct ride.

Had a wonderful time at the Un! Thanks to all the folks who participated and especially to those who organized - it was great from start to finish! thumbsup

The highlight was definitely sunrise on Mt Washington followed by a spirited ride to breakfast!



#508433 - 08/13/09 09:55 PM Re: UN - Check in! [Re: George Brown]  
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Got home yesterday about noon. Did not not stop on the way to talk to LEO either ! Thanks to Paul, his family and support staff for a great "UN".
Mike

#508438 - 08/13/09 10:05 PM Re: UN - Check in! [Re: George Brown]  
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In thumbsup

Pictures later.

Roy


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