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Old 12-29-2010, 05:57 PM   #211
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Nice report, though marred by this and your anti-Goldwing elitism. They're just motorcycles. No one is a cartoon.
A little friendly jabbing shouldn't be taken too seriously. The BSA guy had a big ole sequoia up his bum

* and hey! I got no problem with 'wings, I promise we felt nothing but jealousy when the water bottle guy rode away in opulent comfort!

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Old 12-31-2010, 07:48 PM   #212
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Somehow I missed this when first posted, but a friend thankfully pointed it out to me. I just read the whole thing on New Year's eve, if that tells you anything.

You got soul kid, and that soul is older than your years. I can only add to what others have said. Your words painted pictures more vivid than any your camera took.

Thanks so much for telling this story. You made my night.

Happy New Year!
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:13 PM   #213
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:16 PM   #214
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Well done. It is a rite of passage, the trip west, or east. It will define you forever. Some never go on a long trip ever again. Others become addicted to it. I am of the latter catagory. The only thing is that I don't have the gift of prose as you do. I hope you go on another trip and share it with the world.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:55 AM   #215
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Wonderful!!!

Like so many others have said; Thank you for sharing this with us. Those of us whom have had a number of rides can re-ride that first one all over again. I think there's still another one in me and I know there are many more for you. Please share those with us too!

"...kerncountykid is just getting started and will have many more rides in his future ...at least I hope so cause I am hooked on his awesome pictures and writing style.
kerncountykid you seriously should be looking into a motojournalist gig and get paid to ride and write "

Amen and thanks again, Dave
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:11 AM   #216
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I bought myself a 73 cb350 twin after reading this report when it went up here. Love them classic hondas! Inspirational and well written RR. Thanks for sharing
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:27 PM   #217
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I bought myself a 73 cb350 twin after reading this report when it went up here. Love them classic hondas! Inspirational and well written RR. Thanks for sharing
Awesome, I had a 73 350 for a while, fun little wheelie machine! Fixed it up and sold it for 5 times what I had in it!
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:48 PM   #218
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Nice bike! It looks like a 72 though with the drum brake in front and colored fork covers instead of rubber gators and disk front. Maybe I'm wrong. Or is it a 73 with a 72 front end? Mine won't do wheelies without fancy clutchwork... Maybe I'm doin it wrong hehe
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:28 AM   #219
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Nice bike! It looks like a 72 though with the drum brake in front and colored fork covers instead of rubber gators and disk front. Maybe I'm wrong. Or is it a 73 with a 72 front end? Mine won't do wheelies without fancy clutchwork... Maybe I'm doin it wrong hehe

Ahh it was a 72. Sheesh, I've fixed up and sold a handful of CB's and the years are starting to blur.
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:51 AM   #220
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This post is edited. My outlook on the subject has changed a little and I'd like to not let the obvious negative aspects of Dee Dee's theft detract from the ride we took. Also, if you didn't notice above, there is a whole second trip we took. Look up a couple posts for a link to our Utah adventure. In many ways it rivaled the first.

I have to say first, Dee Dee was stolen. It's been almost two months and for all I know she will not come home. I've learned something though. I saved that bike, and literally doubled the mileage she traveled through the world. Just at 17k the day I brought her home and a tick under 35k the last time I put my hands to her. She would have languished in unused potential had I never drug her out of that Iowa mud. Any mistreatment she ever saw in those first 17k miles melted away in the 17k she racked up beneath me. She's a special bike that people will remember and that softens the blow. Whether she comes home or not, she'll always stand out in peoples minds who have read this little report whenever they see an old Honda. She's everywhere in that way. I'd rather feel the loss of her abscence than having never known the million joys of working the land with her as friends and equals.


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Old 05-22-2011, 03:01 AM   #221
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What the hell? Seriously? I can't believe it.

Don't give up on karma.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:03 AM   #222
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Aw damn. So sorry to hear that.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:39 AM   #223
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That Totally Sucks dude
I really hope you get it back
best of luck to you while your searching for it
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:48 AM   #224
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Afraid that pain and loss are all part of the wisdom tree. Grow on, young dude.


You've got great years ahead and many more wonderful rides to come.

Hoping you'll continue to share with us your wealth of vision.



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Old 05-22-2011, 10:11 AM   #225
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I can't believe the bike is gone, I really feel for you man. Though it can't be any consolation, your writings keep me focused on my Honda and our future journeys.
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