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Got home last night around 11:45. Had a blast and it was great meeting up with Paul, Oldboy, HBSporty, and uhoh, I forget who else was there, please remind me Paul. Someone forgot to take pictures of us all together, not sure how that happened

Bert, so sorry we did not get to meet up and really feel bad that you drove down without seeing us. Hopefully next time

I did 2450 miles during the trip, had a blast, and besides the forum members met up with a few friends. Saw my friend Wendy speak about motorcycle maintenance Saturday and long distance riding on Sunday. Paul and I both picked up a few ideas on maintenance and cool tools and Paul was plying her for info on his Mikuni carb after I told him I was getting high off his exhaust fumes. Wendy and her friend Kelly joined us for dinner Saturday at a cool BBQ/Ice Cream joint but there is no proof as again we (ok I) forgot to take pictures.

And Sunday at Wendy's talk she had me bring my Sporty in as a prop to show the contrast of bikes that long distance riders use. Coincidently her FJR has almost exactly the same miles mine has on it at around 230,000 miles

At least I thought to get a photo of Paul and our bikes as he was getting gas



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And this one. I am rethinking my paint job now on the 4.5 gallon tank, but probably too much yellow to pull it off



My bike sharing the spotlight ...





And here is a sticker that was on Wendy's bike. DFF is Delicate F@#! Flower



And lastly she surprised me Sunday when she said she had something for me from the AMA. She was given a poster from the AMA for their 2007 event and when she opened it she thought I'd appreciate it more. In 2007 they had a Sporty on their poster! I did not take a photo of it yet but will post as soon as I get a chance
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Yep, it was an awesome weekend. Met some other Forum members, Chris the lovely couple eating Bar-B-Que were Brian, (BKB), and his lovely wife Laura, and I'll echo Chris's sentiments about almost meeting the Grand Pooba himself along with his wife. We played phone tag the better part of the afternoon and they got a call from home and had to return, our loss. Bert, there will be another time and place, thanks for putting forth the effort!
In talking with Chris we shared the thought that this event might make for a great Meet n Greet sight, maybe next year?
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Sorry Brian and Laura, I was drawing a complete blank. I did think it was funny that you were sharing a table with Wendy and her friend Kelly when we got there.

I'm hopeful we can pull it off for next year. I will see what I can do for planning once the event details for next year come out in the fall. It is expensive at $65 for a weekend pass and another $60 if you want to camp, not sure if I can get a group rate but will try.

My concern for next year is the Iron Butt Rally starting June 17 and ending the 28th or so and my taking time off a week or two later. But a lot can h happen in a year ...
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