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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-18-2013, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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Pop got up and showered. Did my maintenance thang to the Vic. Somewhere around 50 miles later I got to a run for vets families.
The cause was a whole lot better than the organizational skills of the road captain and his blockers, but hey, nobody got hit by a semi so it's all good. Saw some nice country in the foothills and then had a moment of remembrance at a military graveyard. I'm a sucker for paying it forward and back east I kept myself busy with Pat Guard and whatnot and Memorial Day always is good for big runs but out here in Colorado I'm ignorant so I got lucky on this one.

Then, after the run got back to origin I bailed. Up into them thar hills. It is a good thing to have the Rockies for your backyard. I punished the Vic today and it did not flinch. I have yet to crease them footboards and I give it hell today. From high plains all the way up past the snowline I got to finally really solo wind that thing up.

Oh yeah. Stumbled into Blackhawk and I'm saying that no matter how the Megabucks plays out, I already had a run of luck playing three card and did good enough in about an hour to pay for the gas, food, vets donations and fun and still had to detour around to the bank on the way home to sock away a fair chunk.

Old biker nirvhana. A run for a cause, a few hundred miles of twisties in the by gawd Rocky Mountains and I got paid to do it.

Gonna be a good summer.

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We can't help it
We just keep moving
It's been that way since long ago
Since the stone age chasing the great herds
We mostly go where we have to go

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The one of the windscreen is for a view of the GPS. Riot!
Switchbacks galore.

To top it off I chased a rainstorm down the mountain but I never caught it. Wet roads, dry sky. The technical term is more funner.
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We can't help it
We just keep moving
It's been that way since long ago
Since the stone age chasing the great herds
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Life is good! Thanks for reminding us.

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Sayz you. My clutch cable snapped, my exhaust crackled, and now there's Pop!




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Sayz you. My clutch cable snapped, my exhaust crackled, and now there's Pop!
Oy Gevalt, another punster in our midst.

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Pop got up and showered. Did my maintenance thang to the Vic. Somewhere around 50 miles later I got to a run for vets families.
The cause was a whole lot better than the organizational skills of the road captain and his blockers, but hey, nobody got hit by a semi so it's all good. Saw some nice country in the foothills and then had a moment of remembrance at a military graveyard. I'm a sucker for paying it forward and back east I kept myself busy with Pat Guard and whatnot and Memorial Day always is good for big runs but out here in Colorado I'm ignorant so I got lucky on this one.

Then, after the run got back to origin I bailed. Up into them thar hills. It is a good thing to have the Rockies for your backyard. I punished the Vic today and it did not flinch. I have yet to crease them footboards and I give it hell today. From high plains all the way up past the snowline I got to finally really solo wind that thing up.

Oh yeah. Stumbled into Blackhawk and I'm saying that no matter how the Megabucks plays out, I already had a run of luck playing three card and did good enough in about an hour to pay for the gas, food, vets donations and fun and still had to detour around to the bank on the way home to sock away a fair chunk.

Old biker nirvhana. A run for a cause, a few hundred miles of twisties in the by gawd Rocky Mountains and I got paid to do it.

Gonna be a good summer.

Here's a few pix
Thanks for the positive attitude Pop. I was beginning to think everyone on here was ungrateful. It's gotta be a better summer than the winter I had ! On 1/16 I became "one" with a guardrail. It's been a long painful recovery! What kept me going was workin on my Hammer (from my wheelchair) and lookin forward to summer. I made it my goal to be walking and riding by Memorial day. I stood for the first time two weeks ago, I'll ride for the first time again next weekend. I guess it takes a few grey hairs to get the right perspective on life.
IT"S GONNA BE A SPECTACULAR SUMMER !!!
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You da ma Big Z.

I got a day of good for the soul, but you got a springtime of good for the soul, the mind and the body. Hat trick!

That's why motorcycles are the greatest thing that man has ever made. Mother nature gave us horses and we upped the ante on the old biddy.

I'm going to try to beat Saturday for fun Memorial Day weekend but Big Z will smoke my best efforts by the time he gets up in the morning.

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Thanks Pop. I might just make it if I can sew some Velcro on my left glove to keep my hand up there. Leg seems to be healing faster than the shoulder. Apparently I refused to let go.

Any body ever put a suicide shift on a Vic??? LOL. Where there's a will, there's a way. Keep it 'tween the lines and in the wind!!

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Actually had a client injure his left shoulder snowmobiling and I meet him at a restaurant and he's on his beloved Harley with Velcro holding his left hand on the bar. He had strength, control, etc but could not get his arm up if it came off the bars. Rode like that for over 5 years.

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Actually had a client injure his left shoulder snowmobiling and I meet him at a restaurant and he's on his beloved Harley with Velcro holding his left hand on the bar. He had strength, control, etc but could not get his arm up if it came off the bars. Rode like that for over 5 years.

Best to you on your return
WOW! I was kinda sorta kidding but truth is I'm scared my left arm's gonna come off the grip and I wont be able to get it back up there. Clutchless in traffic...UGH

Glad you responded. I'm inspired to start a thread about this stuff.

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