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Thread: Thanks for making Glenlivet's first rally so special!

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    Thanks for making Glenlivet's first rally so special!

    I'd intended to ride again with fully trained Tulliver this year, but at 9 years old on a hot and muggy morning at home he announced his sudden retirement with a sullen "No mas!" look. That's how the not-quite-fully-trained two year old Glenlivet got his shot at Iowa.

    Though a work in progress, Glenlivet made enormous strides over the last 18 days on the road. Using the lessons learned over 55,000 miles of adventures with the Late Great Barley, coupled with plenty of patience and reassurance, the little guy faced and overcame many situations that we simply don't experience in our very rural part of Vermont. The loud clangs of ice and soda machines, the Evil Inflatable Michelin Man, big trucks with Jake brakes, and crowds ten times larger than the population of our little town.

    We still have a few things to work on - ignoring the presence of other dogs when he's working, not marking on motorcycle tires (though he at least had the grace to mark only non-BMW bikes) - but he has come a long way and I'm very proud of the confidence he gained on this 4000 mile inaugural trip. I wish we could have attended the closing ceremony, but in all the excitement he was exhausted by 3pm so I let him sleep.

    Thanks to all who greeted him, who kept their distance when they saw us working through an issue, and especially to that incredibly engaged audience in our seminar on sidecar travel with furry co-pilots!

    Pete and Glenlivet

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    GREAT seeing both of you Peter! Looking forward to the next time we meet.
    Chuck Manley #12106
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    its always so hard to stay away from your beautiful goldens

    Peter. They are so well trained and so personable.

    I'm glad that Gilly and you (;-) had a successful first trip.
    Enjoying the ride, but always on the alert for a rally.......

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    Travels With Barley webpage has been updated to include Glenlivet's adventure

    For those of you not on Facebook, sharing the link here:

    http://travelswithbarley.com/glenliv...livet-to-iowa/

    Pete and Glenlivet (who really likes his pub crawl shirt!)

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    '12 R1200GSA for solo rides
    '10 R1200GSA with Hannigan dual sport sidecar for rides with Glenlivet
    '15 Honda CRF250L for exploring places I'm afraid to take the big GSA!
    http://travelswithbarley.com/

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    no, thank you

    I was not having a good day due to the spring clip that holds the H7 deciding to hide from me. It was nice to meet you and Glenlivit.

    I think about how rich your dogs life is, and how lucky you both are to share travels.

    Safe travels.

    Rod

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