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Offline demenshea

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2013 Great riding--Great loss
« on: January 05, 2014, 11:06:15 AM »
Last year was a tough one for me.  I didn't get all the riding in that I usually do and had some great losses of friends and family.  Quite frankly, I'm really ready for 2014!  8) 

I believe you'll recognize some of my crazy riding buddies as well as some of the traveled roads.  I am sitting here with a cuppa joe looking outside at the sunshine and even though it's not quite 40 degrees out, the lure of my motorcycle is quite strong.  I believe it's supposed to be 70 degrees in SoCal.  Ok....who can I visit?  ;)

Hope to see more of you this season as well as meeting some new friends in my travels!

I'm sorry about the link.  I couldn't figure out how to embed a vimeo vid!

https://vimeo.com/82242192
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Re: 2013 Great riding--Great loss
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 11:45:19 AM »
I am sorry to read about your losses in 2013.  Thanks for posting the link to the video, there are some incredible images included in your EOY summary. 
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Re: 2013 Great riding--Great loss
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 12:00:07 PM »
I am sorry to read about your losses in 2013.  Thanks for posting the link to the video, there are some incredible images included in your EOY summary.

Thanks so much!!  I'm certain this will be a better year and today I'm thinking of heading south to find some warmer temps!!  Thank heavens for heated gear!!
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Re: 2013 Great riding--Great loss
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 12:07:46 PM »
Very nice. Hope 2014 is wonderful for you.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 2013 Great riding--Great loss
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 12:46:15 PM »
Still as bittersweet the second time around. Thanks Donna for posting here.

Now you know you have a place to land down here if that suits your plans but it's currently quite windy right now - Santa Ana conditions in full swing.
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Re: 2013 Great riding--Great loss
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014, 12:51:15 PM »
Now you know you have a place to land down here if that suits your plans but it's currently quite windy right now - Santa Ana conditions in full swing.

Thanks for the warning, Kris. :o I was checking accuweather and saw there was high wind advisories.  I'll route accordingly and probably be calling here soon! Cheers and Happy New Year to both you and Alan!
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Re: 2013 Great riding--Great loss
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014, 01:06:58 PM »
As always, you've captured something special.  Thanks for the video.  Happy New Year Donna :-)

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Re: 2013 Great riding--Great loss
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014, 02:32:49 PM »
As always, you've captured something special.  Thanks for the video.  Happy New Year Donna :-)

Thanks Mitch, I'm certain we'll be crossing paths this riding season!  Happy New Year to you and yours as well!!!
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Re: 2013 Great riding--Great loss
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2014, 02:56:35 PM »
Sorry to hear about the rough '13.  Hope that '14 is much better.
So many fantastic places I haven't been.  Thanks for posting.

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Re: 2013 Great riding--Great loss
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2014, 10:40:15 AM »
So many fantastic places I haven't been.

Thanks, I find that true of most of the ride reports I read.  It's a big ol' world out there!!!  ;)
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Re: 2013 Great riding--Great loss
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2014, 08:10:14 PM »
Hey Donna, thanks forsharing those lovely pics and tough memories.

Look forward to seeing you on the road this year my friend.
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Re: 2013 Great riding--Great loss
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2014, 12:48:42 PM »
Thank you for sharing, what I believe is the best ride video I have seen. The photos and music are amazing. I rarely use that word. :thumbsup:
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Re: 2013 Great riding--Great loss
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2014, 09:04:16 PM »
Hey Donna, thanks forsharing those lovely pics and tough memories.

Look forward to seeing you on the road this year my friend.

I thought you would enjoy seeing some of those photos again, m'friend.  I too look forward to seeing you.  Let's make it happen this year.  I miss you and your lovely family!!

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Re: 2013 Great riding--Great loss
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2014, 09:05:22 PM »
Thank you for sharing, what I believe is the best ride video I have seen. The photos and music are amazing. I rarely use that word. :thumbsup:

Thank you so much Jon...I am soooo humbled and truly appreciate your kind words.  Cheers!
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