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#999972 - 10/31/17 01:02 PM Re: Spring Tune-up Appalachian Riding Tour (START) - Blowing Rock, NC [Re: workin' them angels]  
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I'm IN! Arriving Wednesday.

Bud Thornton

Charlotte, NC

2016 R1200RT
2005 R1200RT (sold)
1995 K1100LT (sold)

#1000003 - 10/31/17 07:50 PM Re: Spring Tune-up Appalachian Riding Tour (START) - Blowing Rock, NC [Re: Bud T]  
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Originally Posted by Bud T
I'm IN! Arriving Wednesday.

Bud Thornton

Charlotte, NC

2016 R1200RT
2005 R1200RT (sold)
1995 K1100LT (sold)



All right Bud! STARTing on your RTW clap bike Congrats on the new bike.


Dave
06 R12RT

The point of the journey is not to arrive...
#1000275 - 11/05/17 08:08 PM Re: Spring Tune-up Appalachian Riding Tour (START) - Blowing Rock, NC [Re: workin' them angels]  
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Thanks Dave. I'm looking forward to riding with my pals from Ride Smart again!

Bud T

#1000328 - 11/06/17 02:56 PM Re: Spring Tune-up Appalachian Riding Tour (START) - Blowing Rock, NC [Re: workin' them angels]  
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I hope to be able to make this one since I missed both the UN and the FART. My wife was diagnosed in April with primary progressive MS. It only occurs in about 10% of the MS cases and occurs later in life. Unlike the relapsing-remitting form of MS, this one steadily gets worse with no periods of improvement. She had been losing the use of her left leg for several years but the doctors were unable to diagnose the problem. Finally a neurologist realized it wasn't muscles or orthopedic but the nerves from her spine and the MRI showed the tell-tale lesions. There was no drug known to affect this type of MS but one was approved several weeks before her diagnosis. It is only known to slow the progression of disease, not stop it so we won't really know if it is working since we don't know what the rate of progression would be without it.

I've been busy trying to make the house manageable (rollators on both floors and a chair-lift from the 1st to 2nd). We've worked with a builder drawing up plans for a single-level, living-in-place home and are finalizing the deal for a lot to put it on. Right now my wife isn't comfortable with me being away since if she falls (which has happened) it can be very difficult for her to get back up. So I'll need to see if I can find someone to stay with her while I'm at the START. I also need to work on her new-found anxiety of what will happen to her if something should happen to me.

So I've missed seeing you all and hope to see you in April. In the meantime, hope everyone has great holidays. Stay safe.


George C
2007 Biarritz Blue R1200RT, 1979 Black Honda CX500 (sold), 1966 Red Honda CL77 (sold)
I've Been Ready For This My Whole Life
#1000427 - 11/07/17 03:53 PM Re: Spring Tune-up Appalachian Riding Tour (START) - Blowing Rock, NC [Re: workin' them angels]  
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IN! Wednesday tentative Thursday for sure.


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#1000443 - 11/07/17 06:28 PM Re: Spring Tune-up Appalachian Riding Tour (START) - Blowing Rock, NC [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]  
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George, sorry to learn of troubling issues you and your wife are facing. Sounds like you're putting your best foot forward and tackling complicated needs and issues head on. Certainly you have your hands full. We're all hoping the new medication is successful in dramatically slowing or halting the progression of MS.

We're also hoping that by April, you'll be able to slip away for some long overdue and much needed you-time and a few days of riding and time spent with friends can be re-energizing and invigorating as anything - legal or otherwise.

Best Wishes.


Dave
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#1000501 - 11/08/17 03:56 AM Re: Spring Tune-up Appalachian Riding Tour (START) - Blowing Rock, NC [Re: workin' them angels]  
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Thanks Dave, Yes, hopefully I'll see you then.


George C
2007 Biarritz Blue R1200RT, 1979 Black Honda CX500 (sold), 1966 Red Honda CL77 (sold)
I've Been Ready For This My Whole Life
#1000672 - 11/11/17 01:01 AM Re: Spring Tune-up Appalachian Riding Tour (START) - Blowing Rock, NC [Re: workin' them angels]  
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Originally Posted by workin' them angels
George, sorry to learn of troubling issues you and your wife are facing. Sounds like you're putting your best foot forward and tackling complicated needs and issues head on. Certainly you have your hands full. We're all hoping the new medication is successful in dramatically slowing or halting the progression of MS.

We're also hoping that by April, you'll be able to slip away for some long overdue and much needed you-time and a few days of riding and time spent with friends can be re-energizing and invigorating as anything - legal or otherwise.

Best Wishes.


George - I think Dave speaks for all of us! Every time I think I have two much on my plate to handle I hear of situations like yours and realized once again that "life is wonderful but not always easy"! Sure hope we get to see you in April!


Bob Smyth
K1200RS ('02 Black)
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#1000837 - 11/13/17 02:53 PM Re: Spring Tune-up Appalachian Riding Tour (START) - Blowing Rock, NC [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]  
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George,
Sorry to hear about your wife's MS diagnosis.
Health can be a fickle commodity.
Beth and I send positive energy and support to you and your family.
Best wishes.


If my mind wanders, should I follow it?
Tim
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1996 R 100 RSL
1980 R 100 RT
1972 R 75
1968 R 50
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#1000866 - 11/13/17 08:02 PM Re: Spring Tune-up Appalachian Riding Tour (START) - Blowing Rock, NC [Re: Lone_RT_rider]  
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Originally Posted by Lone_RT_rider
I took tons of crap from my Sigma Chi and TKE room mates when I was doing Calculus homework on bar night. smile Of course, they got jobs out of college stocking shelves as a rep for a potato chip company. lol.


And now after all these years, you've finally entered the potato potato trade as well. See, hard work and following your dreams pays off.

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