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I pulled into home around 6. I took the long way home, found some ToH sites on the way and collected some dealer poker chips for the grandkids. (Am I a bad influence?? Oh well, to late.)

I want to thank pdavis5160 for all your hard work on the rally. It showed. Awesome welcome pack of goodies too.

I felt quite at home with the group. It was a real hoot to meet everyone and put faces to names. A bunch of standup guys. Confirmed we have a couple guys that can take a licking and keep on ticking.

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Before I always got a picture of everyone with their motorcycle. I didn't do that this year. I only got a couple, wont make that mistake again. Soon as I figure out how to post pics again I will post some.
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got home a few hours ago and went out for dinner with the wife. Had fun, just wish I could have been there longer
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Well, add another to the total. Dan, Mike& I went out & went up 72 cause 32 S. was closed. Narrow pavement, lots of mud & debris. I got too close to the edge & went into the ditch. Broke the shifter rod & bent the engine guard & collected some bruises of my own. God is good & I rode back to the inn. We'll see if I can still move in the morning. Had plenty of help from passersby in addition to Mike and Dan. We'll be heading home tomorrow after breakfast. Thanks to Pat for all his work again for the M&G.
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I'm glad everyone seems to be ok, I just hate to hear of all the spills.
Safe travels to all that still need to get home.
Any one hear if Paul and the Michigan crew made it home?

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I heard from Perry a little while ago, he was home safely. No word recently about Paul or Greg.
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Made it to my house and charged Paul's battery. He headed to his sons house for the evening.
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The “Posse” made a safe return, and I probably had half the battery yet. Who’d have thought you could run 500 miles on battery power? Does that make Black Beauty a “hybrid “?
Of course having previous experience on the infamous Canadian blitz camping trip with IronMick and JohnK, made this a no brainer.
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Glad to see folks made it safely home - even if a little banged up...

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I got home about an hour ago.I picked up a few bruises this morning and my bike, well it has a few broken bits and some beauty marks! I will post pics later. I should have stayed till tomorrow, or at least left a couple of hours later. Ten miles north of the motel the fog was bad, maybe 80 feet of visibility, in some places! The road (32 north) was flooded in one place, spots with debris and water flowing across the road, tree limbs that needed dodging, and worse.
But what a great weekend! Scenery and vistas that were spectacular, roads with turns and twisties galore. Our host, Pat was great! And everyone was just amazing.... I will put pictures up later, maybe tomorrow. Now it is time to have a couple of beers and some dinner, unwind a bit, and spend some quality time with the s.o., Darla.
Glad you're okay we were probably an hour behind, and the fog was still there.
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