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Old 07-05-2007, 10:08 PM   #31
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:39 AM   #32
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page 9 Well I droped down........

In there about 58 mph and thenshot up the other side and into the air! Believe me it was some jump!I know my wheels cleared5ft or more and I covered about fifty feetin distance defore I came down!The second I came down I opened up and kept upwith the train. It surprised mevery much how easy I landed. About this time I thinkeverybodywas on one side of the train!About 2 miles further and I had to slow down. I was getting inti Atlanta..

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Old 07-06-2007, 06:41 AM   #33
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Great story, keep it coming !

There was no such thing as adventure riding then, just a motorcycle and roads, nothing more.
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:50 AM   #34
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Man, this is awesome!! What a find in that diary. Keep it coming!
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:50 AM   #35
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Dude, this is totally cool. I completely agree, though, this should be scanned and posted so we can see the handwriting!
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:52 AM   #36
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page 10

I was getting into Atlanta........And there was to muchdanger of running intoa wagon,auto or something. Well I keep up with that train for about 5 miles. I had a lot of funby running up to the engin and thenslowing down and drop backto the observation car,then open up to the engine again and stuff like that. 2:00pm I was in the heart of Atlanta,Ga. Which makes a run of nine hours from Montgonery,Ala. My back tirewas just about worn out and I knewit would be giving trouble so..........

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Old 07-06-2007, 07:09 AM   #37
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Dude, this is totally cool. I completely agree, though, this should be scanned and posted so we can see the handwriting!
should I quit typing ?.....I'll send bike & bike riders picture for someone to post. I'm just not computer person Sometimes folks forget there's other lines of work and many folks still who never even own or touch a computer.
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:30 AM   #38
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should I quit typing ?.....I'll send bike & bike riders picture for someone to post. I'm just not computer person Sometimes folks forget there's other lines of work and many folks still who never even own or touch a computer.
You're doing a terrific job, Crooked. I think people just want to both help you out and also view the original document. Thanks for sharing this diary. It's a facinating read!
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:32 AM   #39
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should I quit typing ?.....I'll send bike & bike riders picture for someone to post. I'm just not computer person Sometimes folks forget there's other lines of work and many folks still who never even own or touch a computer.
It's your story, tell it ever how you like.
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:45 AM   #40
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mpg 1916 indian?

69 1/2 miles per gal. plus lots of oil.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:16 AM   #41
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I concur.. You're doing a great job. And please don't stop. You've got many of us hooked now.

If you can't do it, or don't have the time, please find someone who can. I don't blame you for not wanting to send it to someone else, but if you could find a way to Xerox the pages, and send those to someone who has more time, that would be awesome.

Thanks for posting this rare, rare find.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:17 AM   #42
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Post in whatever manner and at whatever pace works for you. This is outstanding reading and very much appreciated.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:25 AM   #43
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I concur.. You're doing a great job. And please don't stop. You've got many of us hooked now.

If you can't do it, or don't have the time, please find someone who can. I don't blame you for not wanting to send it to someone else, but if you could find a way to Xerox the pages, and send those to someone who has more time, that would be awesome.

Thanks for posting this rare, rare find.

I agree, it's awesome! Beleive me, it's appreciated.

You've got a very rare, very delicate piece of history on your hands there - thankyou for typing.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:30 AM   #44
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Cool stuff! If you know a graphics designer, you could probably do a cool layout and publish this as a coffee table book.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:46 AM   #45
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Cool stuff! If you know a graphics designer, you could probably do a cool layout and publish this as a coffee table book.
Ya i've got mixed feeling on typing it because the lady who gave it to me to read don't know !
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