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    Originally posted by cabnfvr View Post

    We weren't invited but we went. That was right wasn't it?

    This was probably the best get together ever!! I'll work on a ride tale in the next day or two. What a GREAT bunch of people.

    p.s. Bill, hope you enjoyed the chips.
    Couldn’t have said it better myself. Kinda like we’ve known all these folks all our lives...👍

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      Greatest event. Greatest rides with no popos, greatest after ride socials and greatest libations and food.
      I am so glad I made it.
      Chattanooga, TN
      Certified Hooligan.
      2018 S1000XR, 2014 R1200GSAw, 2015 Husqvarna FE501S

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        Chattanooga, TN
        Certified Hooligan.
        2018 S1000XR, 2014 R1200GSAw, 2015 Husqvarna FE501S

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        • 802Mike
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          Who's the kid, third one back on the right side?

        • Martin_D
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          The one trying to grow a mustache Mike ?

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          2018 S1000XR, 2014 R1200GSAw, 2015 Husqvarna FE501S

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            If you were there you know how much fun it was! We got jiggly...



            Absolutely fantastic weather!

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            John O is on his back just to the left of the bikes.

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            Group W Bench.

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            The nice lady who runs the place came over to visit us one evening. Don't ask me what Joe is doing?


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            Jerry (Danger is his middle name) The Pirate on his beautiful white steed.

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            Last edited by justjoe; 09-09-2019, 07:33 PM.
            2018 BMW S1000R
            2000 BMW K1200 RS
            2017 Honda CRF250 L ABS

            "Where you stand depends on where you sit"
            Rufus E Miles JR.

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            • Lee
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              Thanks for the pictures Pete.

            Nices pics you all , keep them coming !

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              They were good on the ride home

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                Originally posted by Pete_Tallahassee View Post


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                I'm guessing he was getting ready to ask the nice lady, "would you smell my finger"?

                Anyway, great pics Pete & it looks like everybody had a good time & the weather cooperated. I wish I could've made it over... LOTS of familiar faces. Definitely going to try & make it next year.

                What about kenthemutherfuckingrass? Was he MIA???

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                • Pete_Tallahassee
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                  Ken is wearing the yellow hat on the right in the group parking lot pic.

                • McFly
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                  Oh, I see him now...

                Originally posted by Pete_Tallahassee View Post

                The nice lady who runs the place came over to visit us one evening. Don't ask me what Joe is doing?


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                I was negotiating. Just like Han Solo, I always negotiate with a gun in hand and a finger on the bang switch.

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                  I only took 2, but I figure that there will be a few that are eager to help me out...




                  Matt
                  Street: 2011 Ducati Multistrada S :: 2000 Honda VFR @ 39k :: 2002 BMW K1200RS @ 13k ... round 3
                  Track: 2008 Suzuki GSX-R 750 :: 2008 Honda CBR1000RR
                  Dirt: Honda CRF450X
                  IBA #25520 - Iron Butting the Blue Ridge Parkway

                  If loud pipes save lives, imagine what learning to ride that thing could do.

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                    I've been going to these gatherings for 19+ years now. One would think I'd be tired of seeing the same old (and getting exponentially older) faces, but that's not the case. In fact it's the opposite... While I didn't get to actually ride with the group of misfits this year due to my workload, Saturday night I sure did enjoy seeing everybody again. .. And I honestly mean everybody. Usually that's NOT the case. Perhaps I'm mellowing a bit in my 60s. Could be the onset of dementia. Perhaps I just like to see anyone my age still alive.. Perhaps it's something more.

                    Has anyone else noticed that the conversations after all these years seemed to have shifted? Rather than non-stop bench racing .. it seems to be more about families, life, health, etc with motorcycle-speak only peripherally. Or could it be that our group had always talked about those things, but I tuned it out? Who knows.. Just an observation. I especially appreciate those who commented on how silver my hair has become over the last couple of years. Observant bastages. Living with Amber has done that to me. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. She had to work Sat night, but I sent her all the well wishes from everybody.

                    I'd like to also give a public thank you to Mani Ravee.. (pic below.) I know I wasn't the only one surprised Saturday night after dinner when the waiter told us that "somebody" had clandestinely paid the restaurant tab for every rally attendee. Geezus H. There were a lot of people there and the place was not cheap.. I heard afterwards that it might be Mani so when we got back to the motel I asked him. At first he denied it and then eventually admitted it.. He simply said.."I just wanted to give something back to the group." Modest and generous. I submit to you... with attributes like that.. I think he's over-qualified for our group. Again.. "thank you" Mani for the great meal, the use of your room for changing, and your friendship. I'll not soon forget. Very classy move.

                    I suppose justjoe also deserves a pat on his back for setting it all up once again. More goes into these events behind the scenes than most realize. He seemed to handle the task with effortless aplomb, although.. he was drinking like a Russian sailor.. Cause and effect? Probably.. To all my friends... it really was a pleasure.. Hope to see you all next year. Every one of you..

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                    • Susan
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                      Jerry, what can we say. You are a legend and I am proud to know you. You totally rock, sir. This group of refined hooligans, each and every one, is an important part of my life. The kindness and support that is and has been shown to one another during the bad times, and coming together to celebrate the good is something truly wonderful. We really are like a family.

                    Jerry, it was nice to have you over, even if only for an evening. Like Doug and more importantly his wife MA, and Jim (DYL) and Ken.
                    Its all about friendship, sharing and of course, fellowship.
                    It was a fantastic turnout and a real show of force for Joe.
                    Epic rides and tales happened, and as you know, if it happened in Happy Valley, it stays in Maggie Valley.
                    Lets do it again next year.
                    Last edited by aviator; 09-09-2019, 09:06 PM.
                    Chattanooga, TN
                    Certified Hooligan.
                    2018 S1000XR, 2014 R1200GSAw, 2015 Husqvarna FE501S

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                      As I had mentioned to many there, I had to hurry back home on Sunday to take this lil boy up for his first airplane ride, on his 8th birthday. A total surprise for the boy, arranged by his Dad, Maj. Brian Lixey, a dentist in the Army with me.
                      We got an intro to flying walking around the airplane, then in the air we did some gentle turns, climbs and descents, and I let him take control and "fly" the airplane. A Young Eagles flight.
                      It was a blast for him. His Dad took a pic before we got up. This is right outside my hangar when we pulled the plane out. He could not stop giving me hugs. Click image for larger version  Name:	-1017812885649319150.jpg Views:	1 Size:	210.5 KB ID:	10874
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                      Chattanooga, TN
                      Certified Hooligan.
                      2018 S1000XR, 2014 R1200GSAw, 2015 Husqvarna FE501S

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                      • Susan
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                        You are awesome, Mani! That little boy will never forget his first airplane ride experience, or you, for making it happen.

                      Maggie Valley was my first ....rally? Charlie dragged me along so blame him. He suggested I not ride the brahma bull so I brought the RT. I had lurked in the i bmw site in past ages so some thought I might also be a lurker, like Charlie. A more astute person noticed that I was BAD. I had to confess, and so I am BadBob by popular acclaim.

                      Seriously, this is a great group of people. I appreciate the friendship extended by everyone I met. I enjoyed myself immensely and I am looking forward to the next gathering. I am even looking to add a k1300s to my stable at the recommendation of many. Hopefully, the brahma bull will not be too pissed.

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                      • Susan
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                        Welcome BadBob, to the looney bin! :-) It was so good to meet you and have you as a part of the collective! They are a fab bunch of hooligans, aren't they? AHR is next month and is always a good time. Hope to see you there!

                      • LurkingCharlie
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                        Excellent!!!!
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