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Old 03-27-2012, 06:44 AM   #10216
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Sorry, not on much yesterday. My mom is not doing to good. Had to take her to ER Sunday afternoon. She is home now but very weak. She has had 5 strokes and balancing her blood medicines is very meticulous. It something gets out of synch, she crashes fast. At 79, every day is a challenge for her now.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:56 AM   #10217
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Sorry to hear that your mom isn't doing too well Ghost....You looked kinda beat when I stopped by to get the maps.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:11 AM   #10218
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So my car is being built in Mexico...maybe I should go ride down to see it?

I bet Schizz would be up for it.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:27 PM   #10219
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Dody, I hope you're mom is doing better!!!

I really liked meeting your dad, he's a very nice guy.

Oh, and I noticed I took the cake for you back home....... and some of the brownies, too.....don't tell Dave........
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:11 PM   #10220
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Sorry to hear that Ghost, best wishes to your mom.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:12 PM   #10221
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Dody, I hope you're mom is doing better!!!

I really liked meeting your dad, he's a very nice guy.

Oh, and I noticed I took the cake for you back home....... and some of the brownies, too.....don't tell Dave........
Thanks about my mom.
Went looking for the cake and could not find it for breakfast Sunday
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:22 PM   #10222
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Cake? Brownies? Oh wait.....I forgot. I can't have anything that tastes good.

Hang in there, bro.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:47 PM   #10223
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Well, the little Harley goes to the shop. I have vibrated more stuff off. Gee. Can't imagine how that happened. But this time it will require surgery to fix. Of course, the part couldn't be more difficult to reach. My wallet feels lighter already.

Oh, joy.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:00 PM   #10224
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:01 PM   #10225
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My wallet feels lighter already.Oh, joy.
I understand as the 36 year old Goose was showing a light smoke cloud under acceleration from Chalk Mtn
to the house. It couldn't be I pushed it a little harder than usual.

Did I say I had Fun.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:08 PM   #10226
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I understand as the 36 year old Goose was showing a light smoke cloud under acceleration from Chalk Mtn
to the house. It couldn't be I pushed it a little harder than usual.

Did I say I had Fun.
Glad you got home. We all talked about going back and helping you but Big Dave said you had it under control. I still dont understand the physics that allowed you to keep up with THE GHOST on those gravel roads. And on a thirty six year old twin with a home built side car
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:38 PM   #10227
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Scatershooting while thinking about Ghost party

I wonder how Jaybay did riding the bitch ditch. TxJames went down once and I went down three times. I bet he cleaned it!
The older crowd this time had some good stories to tell. Is it because they have more BS or is it the tongue loosening that the liquid spirits effect.
I did not realize that our greatest road warrior had a bad health issue. Please take care of yourself. We cant let the pirates dominate the roadways.
I found out that the pie provider spent maybe $6:00 on each pie. times 5 pies= $30.00. I had no idea they cost that much.
Good thing I left after going down 5 times. I was seized up bad before I got home, and the bride had to help me get off the bike. Didnt play golf Monday.
The Katoom is at the hospital now getting a Recluse clutch. I will conquer Has Been hill yet!
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:12 PM   #10228
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So my car is being built in Mexico...maybe I should go ride down to see it?

I bet Schizz would be up for it.
Ah, yes. The VW plant on the Arco Norte north of Puebla. Will never forget my first time there. Our lead rider had led us into the night only to get himself lost. Somehow a big red Harley stopping at the exit with lights flashing failed to show him the way. We had a Policia Estatal de Puebla unit tailing us with his lights off. Probably wondered what these crazy Gringos were doing riding around in circles at night. When we stopped on the highway shoulder so he could get his bearings for the umpteenth time I walked off into the dark to avoid the humiliation of pissing my riding gear. That's when the police jumped into action with lights on, yelling at me for violating their sovereign soil. What cost 4 pesos at any Pemex cost 400 pesos on the side of the road in the dark. And there wasn't even toilet paper. No wonder the Mexican people are so poor. You see them pissing along the roadside during the day. Gotta be expensive.

Passed that way down and back on the last trip with nary a problem. Didn't get lost, neither. Which would be like getting lost on IH35 between Waco and Hillsboro. It's the freekin' Arco Norte, man.

Oh, yeah, they must have heard about me at Palenque where they had several of these signs.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:14 AM   #10229
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When we stopped on the highway shoulder so he could get his bearings for the umpteenth time I walked off into the dark to avoid the humiliation of pissing my riding gear. That's when the police jumped into action with lights on, yelling at me for violating their sovereign soil. What cost 4 pesos at any Pemex cost 400 pesos on the side of the road in the dark. And there wasn't even toilet paper.
Had that been the US, you would have been arrested for exposing yourself in public and now be a registered sex offender. So you got better treatment from the police down there on this issue.

Do they still make the "old" style beetles there?
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:20 AM   #10230
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Had that been the US, you would have been arrested for exposing yourself in public and now be a registered sex offender. So you got better treatment from the police down there on this issue.

Do they still make the "old" style beetles there?
Don't think so. It was pitch black night with not another soul in sight. Rural, it was. I have, on occasion, been followed by state police here but never with their lights off at night. That was creepy.

Not sure when México stopped production of the Type 1. They were importing them from Brazil until production ceased in 2003. A friend of mine bought a 2003 Beetle, had it driven across the border, swapped the VIN plate with a '72 and registered it with a classic auto plate. Can still be seen around Austin.
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