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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #150 on: August 21, 2018, 07:46:58 PM »
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #151 on: August 21, 2018, 09:10:29 PM »
And we have mystery guest visiting Casa De Redneck! Conchscooter rode a Burgman 200 from Key West , FL to Niagra Falls to complete his 1500 Iron Butt. Well played Michael!
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That. Is. Awesome.
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #152 on: August 22, 2018, 09:04:24 AM »
Good deal!  I didn't even know there was a 200cc Burger.  So whats his route look like?
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #153 on: August 22, 2018, 01:06:48 PM »
Good deal!  I didn't even know there was a 200cc Burger.  So whats his route look like?

Mark,

I don't know what route he took but his visit was on the way home. You can ask him here in this ADV thread he started.
https://advrider.com/index.php?threads/1500-miles-on-a-baby-burgman.1333577/

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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #154 on: August 22, 2018, 01:16:56 PM »
I just got back from escorting Conchscooter around some nice country roads covered in canopy trees, got him pointed in the right direction for his destination in Florence, SC this eveing. The scooter gods have smiled upon us this day with no rain... yet...

First a few pics to get caught up here. I left the garage open and banner up for the welcome wagon upon his arrival. Yeah, I know I already posted this pic. Martinis in hand it was a celebration of life in the making.
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Booted Mrs. Vs car out of the garage to make space. hehe
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I love the Key West Mile Marker 0 key ring!
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Went out for supper and got him a proper ribeye with a nice garlic butter pad melting down on it.
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We pigged out and had the waitress take the obligatory photo. That's the owner in the background photo bombing our pic. lol
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A couple more beverages and Mr. Sandman was calling.
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #155 on: August 22, 2018, 01:38:00 PM »
We got up fairly early looking forward to doing some riding but he wanted to take a spin on my P200e. I dove into the kitchen to scare up a artery slamming breakfast. Cheddar cheese omelets, extra think applewood smoked bacon, and my world famous cheddar cheese biscuits with drizzled garlic butter over them.  Well... maybe not world famous but they're famous in my world. ;) He bought one new in 1981 and toured all over the west coast as well as in South America. I hope he writes his memoirs about that trip someday.

Thus the instant bond with the P200e to fumigate the neighborhood of any mosquitoes. Off he goes in a cloud of smoke!
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At one of the stops this morning I had to twist his arm to try out the 946.
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Final stop as this is where I jumped off to head home and wished him all the best on his journey home.
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I get within about 20 miles from home and the heavens open up and a frog strangler came pouring down. Of course I don't have my rain gear with me. Gah! I get home and start peeling off the soaked layers and I get a big grin on my face as I'm staring at my rain covered helmet. Another page has been turned in my riding portfolio and I'm blessed to have met another fine person to share my adventures with and have them share theirs with me. This was a great day in my life and hopefully it was for Conchscooter.
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #156 on: August 22, 2018, 03:41:52 PM »
 :clap: Awesome job again Eric!

Thanks for the link and sharing this with us.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #157 on: August 22, 2018, 07:12:53 PM »
 Looked like a great time for all...Eric you are truly a super host.

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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #158 on: August 23, 2018, 03:16:44 PM »
Look at me all social networked and shit looking for the like button.

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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #159 on: August 23, 2018, 06:55:53 PM »
:clap: Awesome job again Eric!

Thanks for the link and sharing this with us.  :thumbsup:

Thanks Sam, not much on this update.

Look at me all social networked and shit looking for the like button.

Good job!

Thanks!

Looked like a great time for all...Eric you are truly a super host.

Ummm, not really. I just know when I travel I really enjoy the camaraderie of hearing about other folks adventures and mishaps. Sure beats sitting in a hotel by yourself. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Don't be a stranger, you know the way!

I just serviced the 946 and put two coats of was on her and I'm headed to OBX for a week. I'll post my adventures when I get on the road. You would think I would learn to detail the bike after the trip and not before. lol
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #160 on: August 24, 2018, 04:27:36 PM »
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #161 on: August 25, 2018, 07:54:10 AM »
Used to ride with a guy that would detail before a trip then every morning he would take a washcloth and ice bucket from whatever flea bag we were staying in and wash his bike down before we took off for the day.  Wax made the bugs come off easier.
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #162 on: August 26, 2018, 05:41:23 PM »
I was out riding today and a very old man looked to be hauling home two barn finds. The one on the right is a Matchless and the BMW (maybe an R27?) I don't know my older beemers. I wish I had gotten a few better pics and I hope pops restores them.
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #163 on: August 26, 2018, 08:38:20 PM »
saaaaaweet!
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #164 on: August 27, 2018, 10:33:22 AM »
***No scooter content alert***

Okay, a quick down and dirty write up on Gettysburg Bike Week. https://www.gettysburgbikeweek.com/

This weekend was going to be smoking hot so I left at o-dark-thirty and met up with my BIL Philbilly in Front Royal at & 7am. We jetted up 522, 340 up through Harper's Ferry and had our first issue in Frederick, MD. (or as I call it Fredneck, MD) hehe

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Philbilly got a flat tire... yay... Now I brought my tire plug kit but I forgot the WGs have tubes... yay...
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As luck would have there's a right decent HD dealer in Frederick, (bought 2 Road Kings from this place) and they were just opening their doors. Had a truck there to pick him up in 25 minutes. Their tow truck was awesome in the sense it had air bags and the driver damn near set the tail on the ground. Pretty sweet!
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So we hung out in some random parking lot waiting for the tow truck.
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While they were getting Philbilly squared away I was milling about. A Saweet (yes, 2 syllables) '35 was on display in the service area.
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« Reply #165 on: August 27, 2018, 10:38:23 AM »
A couple of random shots.
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A big shout out to CJ at Frederick HD. He and the tech Jeff got Philbilly back on the road in 90 minutes from cradle to grave. https://www.hdoffrederick.com/ It's not very often I give a HD dealer props but I personally travel a long ways to do business with these good folks here.
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By this time our friends rolled up to meet us at the HD dealer Paul and Sarah. We decided to grab a bite to eat and I said I know a killer place for a crab sammich that's .1 miles away. They were shocked that I knew about places to eat so far from home.  Note the crab wind mill (for better choice of words) by the May's sign and the propellers on it were crab claw hammers twirling.

May's Diner! A must do if you swing through these parts! https://maysrestaurant.com/
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No filler, 100% crab.
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Paul took us on back roads all around Gettysburg which had little to no traffic on them. Sadly, I didn't capture the routes. We couldn't check in the motel till 3 pm so we dumped our gear behind the counter and rolled to Battlefield HD in Gettysburg. Wow! There was thousands of bikes there and the store itself is huge! https://www.battlefieldharley-davidson.com/

Part of the parking lot...
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The usual stuff at any Harley fest in the parking lot.
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #166 on: August 27, 2018, 10:47:43 AM »
Stopped for gas and a small block 350 on trike...
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Checked in the hotel and threw Paul the keys to my WG to have a go. He and all his buddies ride baggers and were bust'n on Philbilly and I about old school. So I zinged back with "any of you wet behind the ears Louis Vuitton handbaggers care to slap some money on the counter I'll make ya look bad on my WG. hehe All in good fun! Guys always bust on each other, it's what we do.

Paul loved it and said I get it, I feel like I'm driving a Winnebago compared to the WG. (wish I had my XR that day...) I never understood the German helmet thing, only thing missing was a paper puncher on top. lol
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We took some back road and he led us to Sach's covered bridge. They hung Confederates inside this bridge and as the story goes, it's supposed to be haunted by pissed off spirits.
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Sach's Covered Bridge - America's most Haunted bridge. Read about it here: http://www.astonishinglegends.com/astonishing-legends/2018/4/22/sachs-covered-bridge
The Sachs Covered Bridge was built around 1854 at a cost of $1,544. On July 1, 1863, the bridge was crossed by the two brigades of the I Corps of the Union Army heading towards Gettysburg. The III Corps also crossed the bridge heading to the Black Horse Tavern. Four days later, the majority of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia retreated over the bridge after the Union victory in the Battle of Gettysburg.

The bridge was designated Pennsylvania's "most historic bridge" in 1938 by the predecessor of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Department of Highways. After a plan in 1960 to replace the bridge, the Cumberland Township officials voted to close the bridge to vehicular traffic, while leaving it open to pedestrians, on May 9, 1968. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 1980.

On June 19, 1996, a flash flood knocked the bridge from one of its abutments and it incurred substantial damage; an iron bridge on the Marsh Creek was also heavily damaged and another destroyed. A $500,000 restoration on the bridge was already in progress before the flood; an additional $100,000 was raised to repair the damage incurred. The bridge was rededicated on July 21, 1997.


Rode through the battlefield. I could spend an entire day here. So much crucial history of how this country unfolded happened right on this very battleground. Each of the states that had men fight at Gettysburg erected monuments for their fighting boys they lost. Some were simply put amazing!

New York
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The view from this monument.
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I will revisit alone someday and view each of the monuments from our great states.

http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-gettysburg

Fought
Union Army: 82,289
Confederate Army: 75,000

Casualties
23,049 Union
28,063 Confederate

To put that into perspective:

- 116,516 American deaths in WW1
- 405,399 American deaths in WW2
- 43,891 American deaths in Korean War
- 58,167 American deaths in Vietnam
- 624,511 American deaths in the Civil War
- 51,112 American deaths in Gettysburg alone...

Over 50,000 American's died that day.... In my last job I worked for a 3 star general who is on the board of directors at Gettysburg. We took the staff of 80 people for a private tour of years ago and I believe 50 years after this battle a reunion was held in 1913 and these young men here in their 60s and 70s then, held up cones to their ears because most were deaf to hear the president Woodrow Wilson's recital Lincoln's Address. 50 fights broke out during that reunion with the old guys. Still some strong feelings back then.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1913_Gettysburg_reunion



Okay, okay, back to bikes and stuff. Sorry folks...
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #167 on: August 27, 2018, 11:01:03 AM »
After riding most of the battlefield we decided to head back into town and get a bite to eat.
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Wall to wall bikes everywhere! It was a complete jam session trying to ride through Gettysburg and the bikes were overheating combined with the super hot weather we roasted. Paul and Sarah took us to Blue & Gray Bar and Grill. OMG, this place was just awesome. Great food at a great price. You had the blue and the gray side of the menu. lol
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Depending on which side of the menu you ordered from you got a flag representing.
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Downtown.
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Off to the event. The parking situation at the event.  :o  :crazy:
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Getting ready for Lita Ford. Lita was in a group with Joan Jett called the Runaways. When they broke up the gals went off and did their own thing. Most of you have probably heard this duet with Ozzy. FWIW, Philbilly and I took an Uber to and from to avoid the inevitable shit show and so we could tip a few.


Here's a small video I took at the concert:
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Not much else to share at the event. I'm not a fan of these type of events as they tend to be a shit show. Vendors selling crap made in China with skulls and flames all over it, carny food at stupid prices, etc. Phil wanted to see Lita Ford so we rolled and spend most of the weekend riding the surrounding area. Definitely a good time.

Stopped in Harper's Ferry for gas and re-hydrate.
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This was a very big day for Phil as this was his first road trip overnighter for him in over 25 years. I've worked hard to get him back into motorcycling and so far he's having the time of his life.

I'm not a fan of these type of events but it was a huge success because Paul and Sara took us touring some amazing back roads away from the event. Paul and Sara are to be wed in October and I'll be attending and I'm looking forward to seeing friends unite and start their journey in life together. PA has some really, really good tarmac in these parts! I loved seeing Lita as well but for the rest of it , it's pretty much over priced carny food and tents set up selling crap made in China with skulls and flames on it. Would I do this ride again? You betcha!

Peace  :smoking:

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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #168 on: August 27, 2018, 11:53:35 AM »
Love the Gettysburg write up..but when did you say you were heading to the beach?

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« Reply #169 on: August 27, 2018, 12:28:21 PM »
Love the Gettysburg write up..but when did you say you were heading to the beach?

I leave early this Saturday morning and will most likely take the same route that you recommended. Loads of pics coming on that trip I'm sure.  8)

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« Reply #170 on: August 27, 2018, 12:33:03 PM »
Not completely sure what we're doing this weekend.  But we're around.

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« Reply #171 on: August 27, 2018, 12:35:07 PM »
Last silly update... I've been wrenching on the P200e and have it running really well! I just need to fix the front brakes and the suspension. Between these two items it's an experience to ride.

I replace the odometer sight glass.
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Out grabbing tags for another forum today while picking up lunch.
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« Reply #172 on: August 27, 2018, 12:36:37 PM »
Not completely sure what we're doing this weekend.  But we're around.

I'll be passing through your area if you want to grab a cup of coffee? It's going to be a very lazy ride and somewhat of a grind being Labor Day weekend. The traffic will suck like no other.
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« Reply #173 on: August 30, 2018, 05:03:10 PM »
I was just making some final adjustments for my scooter trip to Nags Head, NC using the supplied software Tyre for my TomTom Rider 400. Normally I just hook up the nav to my PC and just click the upload button. Not so this time, it appears that Google maps that Tyre piggybacked off of put the halt to all other apps using Google Maps. So transferring the (.trf) file from Tyre isn't compatible any more.

So I log onto Tyre to see what the issue is.

4 September 2017 by Michel van Hagen
Due to a problem on the Google server, Tyre is currently not able to calculate any routes. This happened before, and we hope that this problem will be solved quickly.
Unfortunately, other errors come with this problem, such as errors in creating waypoints.

Via www.myrouteapp.com, you have a good alternative to making routes and exporting to your GPS.
http://www.tyretotravel.com/

So I called TomToms customer service line which transfers you out to Calcutta... The gent never heard of Tyre mapping, I'm like dude it's your supplied software for the Rider 400. He instructed me to use mydrive.tomtom.com which is kind of a quick fix.

So I rerouted my planned route on MyDrive and was able to port it over to the GPS. My takeaway from this is the Google machine is getting nasty big and squeezing out the small players. I'm very quietly disconnecting myself from Google as I don't agree with this type of practice.

Tyre's proposed route.
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The same route more or less on MyDrive.
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The real time traffic issues this evening.
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And ported over to my Rider 400.
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Ain't technology grand?  :lamer:

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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #174 on: August 30, 2018, 06:07:07 PM »
Back to paper maps, I think.
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« Reply #175 on: August 30, 2018, 06:08:58 PM »
Back to paper maps, I think.

I do believe that this is my last hurrah for GPS's. I'm debating on whether to sell this one while it's still worth something? Anywho, let's get to the beach'n!  ;)
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« Reply #176 on: August 30, 2018, 07:52:32 PM »
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #177 on: August 31, 2018, 10:12:40 AM »
Back to paper maps, I think.
I do believe that this is my last hurrah for GPS's. I'm debating on whether to sell this one while it's still worth something? Anywho, let's get to the beach'n!  ;)
I love using a GPS.  On my fifth, third bought new, all on close-out.
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Re: Virginian's Scooter Meanderings
« Reply #178 on: August 31, 2018, 05:57:34 PM »
All packed up and I'll leave at o-dark-thirty tomorrow morning! Woohoo! I'm officially on vacation!  8) :beerchug: :banana: :chili:
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« Reply #179 on: September 01, 2018, 08:21:33 AM »
I'm about 1/3 of the way to Nags Head and the roads and weather have been perfect. :)
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« Reply #180 on: September 01, 2018, 09:14:58 AM »
Here is a Glympse of my location: https://glympse.com/0B07-8N99
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« Reply #181 on: September 01, 2018, 11:50:27 AM »
Here is a Glympse of my location: https://glympse.com/0B07-8N99

Woo Hoo!    Less than two hours to go.   Glad the weather is treating you well.   I love the Outer Banks.   One of the best places in the East for windsurfing.    Have a great vacation.

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« Reply #182 on: September 01, 2018, 02:22:42 PM »
Here is a Glympse of my location: https://glympse.com/0B07-8N99

Woo Hoo!    Less than two hours to go.   Glad the weather is treating you well.   I love the Outer Banks.   One of the best places in the East for windsurfing.    Have a great vacation.

Thanks Leo!

I started at daybreak this morning as I knew it was going to be hot today with a 50/50 chance of rain. The day started out with 100% humidity and steaming already. A bit foggy too!
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It's really tough to 'make' time and pull over to take photos, with that said here a few I took.

I was blessed with many roads with canopy trees.
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A gas and restroom stop.
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I passed through Jamestown, VA to get to the ferry.
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« Reply #183 on: September 01, 2018, 02:30:18 PM »
Next I drove up to the ferry and got in line. It's amazing how many times go to take the ferry and it's always on the other side. lol
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Folks out enjoying the great weather.
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Seagulls seemed right at home too.
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Here comes the mighty Pocahontas! I love this pic. :) 
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These fellows were warbling their throats the whole time. Musta been trying to scare up a girlfriend. ;)
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The rest of the trip is kind of boring just traveling down the peninsula to Kitty Hawk, OBX area.

My view for this week.
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« Reply #184 on: September 01, 2018, 02:35:06 PM »
Yay scooters!
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« Reply #185 on: September 01, 2018, 02:51:43 PM »
Yay scooters!

Ah yes! Viffergyrl, my only scooter fan!  8)
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« Reply #186 on: September 01, 2018, 03:53:11 PM »
Nice view.  Where will you be meandering next?
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« Reply #187 on: September 01, 2018, 08:49:11 PM »
Nice view.  Where will you be meandering next?

I don't know? I'll figure it out when I get there.  :headscratch: :redface:
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« Reply #188 on: September 02, 2018, 08:28:32 AM »
All packed up and I'll leave at o-dark-thirty tomorrow morning! Woohoo! I'm officially on vacation!  8) :beerchug: :banana: :chili:
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« Reply #189 on: September 02, 2018, 09:43:27 AM »
Right on Eric.  Nice

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« Reply #190 on: September 02, 2018, 08:00:10 PM »
We got up fairly early looking forward to doing some riding but he wanted to take a spin on my P200e. I dove into the kitchen to scare up a artery slamming breakfast. Cheddar cheese omelets, extra think applewood smoked bacon, and my world famous cheddar cheese biscuits with drizzled garlic butter over them.  Well... maybe not world famous but they're famous in my world. ;) He bought one new in 1981 and toured all over the west coast as well as in South America. I hope he writes his memoirs about that trip someday.

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Eric, your scooter bud was just involved in a somewhat serious accident on his scooter shortly after getting home.  He's in the hospital with a triple break in the pelvis and other broken bones after being t-boned by a car.


https://advrider.com/index.php?threads/conchscooter-bites-the-dust.1337256/


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« Reply #191 on: September 02, 2018, 08:14:05 PM »
I'm aware as he called me the moment it happened. I've been debating about posting it.
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« Reply #192 on: September 03, 2018, 08:03:13 AM »
I'm aware as he called me the moment it happened. I've been debating about posting it.


Sorry, I didn't know, but he did start the thread on ADV while sitting in the ER and has updated it very regularly since.  Hope he heals well and proper.
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« Reply #193 on: September 03, 2018, 11:32:16 AM »
Conchshooter:

1/2 mile from his home he T-boned a car. I got a frantic phone call from Michael while he was laying there waiting for the EMS to arrive. I have spoken with him and he at the time felt he was at the end of his road and needed to say a few things to folks. He called his wife to give an update but more so the tell her he loved her. He called me next and we had phone connectivity issues so he left a voicemail. Eric... It' Michael.... I had a bad wreck... my leg hurts... love you... bye... is all that was said.

After some time I was able to reach him and find out the severity of is accident.

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I got T- boned. Simple as that. I had driven up the connecting road to US One and within half a mile I was at speed limit, 45 mph and passing two cross streets near the Square Grouper restaurant. I saw the white compact entering on the right stop for the large pick up in front of me. Inexplicably it pulled forward on my approach. I knew I was fucked and I saw what was coming. With ABS brakes I just pulled hard on both levers on my Baby Burgman. I hit the sedan at the front wheel and I never lost consciousness. I’m writing these words from my bed in Intensive care at Jackson Memorial, Miami. I have a major operation in a few hours to reassemble my pelvis. I trust I won’t bleed out in the table but it is a possibility.

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« Reply #194 on: September 03, 2018, 11:37:13 AM »
So I'm digesting all this as best I can and was close to scratching the beach trip to take a plane to Miami for nothing else than moral support. I spoke with his wife who said she would keep my advised of his condition.

My takeaway from my friendship is staggering to me. I had no idea that I made that big of an impression on him to think of reaching out to me when he thought he was at the end of his rope. I'm choked up and humbled by folks in this world from time to time. This would be one of those times.

I wasn't going to post another mans business on this forum but you guys and gals got a glimpse of my interaction so I hope my posts are taken in the right light.

I have said it a thousand times in my posts; life is short, enjoy the ride. I mean it sincerely and let the people you care about know exactly what's in your heart today.

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« Reply #195 on: September 03, 2018, 12:01:01 PM »
He'll need you as time goes on, so think about that. There's that whole recovery period of ups and downs. I think you'll be really good at helping him through that because it will be a long haul for him.
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« Reply #196 on: September 03, 2018, 12:11:21 PM »
Back to our regularly scheduled nonsense...

One of my nieces Erika (named after me :) ) is with child and chose to do the gender reveal the first night here. She and her husband got the envelope from the doc and sealed it and gave it to my sister Kim.

Kim set up a way to reveal for all to get involved.
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Balloons frilled with pink or blue sparkly stuff. Everyone threw a dart and color spooge flew. The most of what color is the gender.
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It's a boy! Erika and Chris taking in what just happened. Tears of joy!
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Checking the sonogram (?)
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Their doc has a sense of humor. hehe
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Out for fresh seafood at our favorite place to celebrate!
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In the restroom. hehe
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« Reply #197 on: September 03, 2018, 12:16:40 PM »
A walk on the beach the next morning with coffee.
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Breakfast at Stack 'em High.
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Next stop Ho2OBX waterpart. I've never been to a waterpark before.
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The concrete was sooooo hot that i scalded my feet in the first 20 minutes. Yikes!
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We had a blast and road all the slides and loved the surfing on the manmade wave, I could spend all day on that! Sorry no pics of me busting my ass..
 

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« Reply #198 on: September 03, 2018, 12:22:45 PM »
Dinner at the cottage tonight and a big ol pot of chili with some homemade cornbread. Woohoo! Terrible pic of my sis, she'd be pissed if she saw this.
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My bday is coming up this week so the famn damily decided to surprise me last night with a bday throwdown.
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« Reply #199 on: September 03, 2018, 02:06:46 PM »
Dang, Eric.  I'm tore up about the T-bone innocent.  Would you please keep us updated as you hear news?

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