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    Looks like Ur going to be in the Sweet Spot of Arkansas; the Arkansas river valley mountain chain. The Ozark hills are to the north and the Ouachita Mountains to the south. See U at the NBC next year.

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    Rally-No Show

    Dog gone it, missed the National. Didnít get a bike ready for a long haul ride. My cargo van is big enough to haul bikes, but itís got over 600,000 miles on the od. Didnít like the odds of a major breakdown. So I passed on the rally. Total failure on my part. Doom, despair and agony on me. Well, hope I get everything organized for some fall rides and campouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
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    My personal choice of a windshield. Perfect in operation, use, function, looks and style. Sometimes BMW strikes out on their components, example this oem Airhead Sidestand. Hard to deploy and a sorry foot Sometimes they hit a homer like with this oem windshield. Funny how this is. Kinda like the Krauser saddle, why aren't they built well enough not to need straps. This bike came with a sub standard horn, you can see my upgraded twin aftermarket horns. Seats, bags, windshields, horns, sidestands, transmission all sub standard for what we consider the best motorcycle manufactured. Even with these features, probably my favorite motorcycle. Something about a BMW Airhead just sucks you in. I guess the bike just has a certain charm. I'm totally hooked; lock, stock and barrel.
    Moved to be last post.

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    Old Airport Club-West Memphis, Ar.

    My local watering hole. We probably have 5 or so guys who ride bikes to the club on a regular basis and about the same number who ride occasionally to the club. We have other riders who come from time to time. I always like seeing bikes and bikers at the club. Drove over the other day and saw a group of bikes parked outside, good I thought. It turned out to be a 1%er club. Got me to thinking about my past. Memphis area probably has about 4 or 5 small patch wearing clubs and another 3 or 4 fairly close. Years ago I was going to bars that catered to them. Back then I lived to ride and rode pretty often with those clubs. Pretty much no problems and good times. Was even approached a few times about patching with some of those clubs. I always declined. I like to ride for fun not as a have to biker ride.

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    Yea, seeing those 1%ers got to thinking about my past riding history. Made me realize why I like riding with my BMW motorcycle friends. Iíve been riding as a solo act for some time, need to get back to seeing and riding with those guys while I can. I turn 70 in late July. Starting to run out of runway.

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    While I was Rafting Alaska's Wildest Rivers, one of the guides said something that has stuck with me. She said- "It's hard to find good playmates".

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    I turn 70 in late July. Starting to run out of runway.
    Just one year behind you but believing my runway never runs out!

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    I like ur upbeat optimism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    I like ur upbeat optimism.
    Otherwise known as faith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    Just one year behind you but believing my runway never runs out!
    73 next B'day. Runway still looks clear!
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    Thx Guyís. Iíve had a good run of health, canít really complain. Just got a few health maladies as of late. Cataracts in one eye. Surgery is in a couple of weeks. Nothing really super serious. Itís really interfered with my riding. Get it fixed and get back to riding. I guess, Iíve turned into a wuss.

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    I will be 81 in July and have had several medical problems over the years (open heart surgery, 3 gastric bypasses, cancer, 2 back surgeries plus several other hospital visits). I have riden a little over 300,000 mile in the last twenty years. God willing, I will spend four days riding around Waynesville, NC this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R100R Rider View Post
    I will be 81 in July and have had several medical problems over the years (open heart surgery, 3 gastric bypasses, cancer, 2 back surgeries plus several other hospital visits). I have riden a little over 300,000 mile in the last twenty years. God willing, I will spend four days riding around Waynesville, NC this weekend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by R100R Rider View Post
    I will be 81 in July and have had several medical problems over the years (open heart surgery, 3 gastric bypasses, cancer, 2 back surgeries plus several other hospital visits). I have riden a little over 300,000 mile in the last twenty years. God willing, I will spend four days riding around Waynesville, NC this weekend.
    Amen

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    Head bowed, Brother.

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