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Old 03-15-2013, 07:05 AM   #421
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Amazing! Loving every word.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:27 AM   #422
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Damn...wish I were Billy. Where do you find a woman like this?
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:12 PM   #423
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Thanks for following along. :)
"following along"?

Good, the best writing transport the reader, its a time warp. It has happened to you, but its happening to the reader, us.

I (we are) am with you with every rain drop, shiver, throbbing headache, breathe taking view, revelation and tear.

The very best to you.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:09 PM   #424
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Thank you for the great ride report! I can only keep up with one or two at a time and I am thoroughly enjoying this one. Hopefully this is just the first of many mc trips in your future.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:25 PM   #425
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Damn...wish I were Billy. Where do you find a woman like this?
Right under your nose - Virginia
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:30 PM   #426
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I hope you do. This has been very refreshing and fun. Hope you had a great summer.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:45 PM   #427
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Yup, I'll probably do one or two posts about Vancouver and Vancouver Island, then pick up the daily reports again for my ride between Vancouver and San Francisco. Then I'll do one or two posts on SF, before finishing with daily posts for my ride home.

Thanks for following along. :)
dont forget to post any links here to other threads that you start about this trip
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:32 PM   #428
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Anna, thanks for taking us along with ya. Patiently waiting for remainder of this
super RR.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:42 PM   #429
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The End...?

I'm a bit surprised to have reached the last page and not reached the denouement of this extraordinary tale. Well, bugger.
I suppose as I have a few more hours stuck at the computer, I should go back to the beginning and start again.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:01 AM   #430
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I'm a bit surprised to have reached the last page and not reached the denouement of this extraordinary tale. Well, bugger.
I suppose as I have a few more hours stuck at the computer, I should go back to the beginning and start again.
RuffnTuff started this RR back in early Oct. sometimes it's a while between updates.
It's worth the wait..
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:06 AM   #431
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Thank you for your RR! Very inspiring, very well written. Seems I was there riding in the rain, snow and sunshine with you. You have a great spirit!! Keep up the good work.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:00 PM   #432
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Thanks!

RuffnTuff
Thank you for your honesty writing this report.
I expect to feel many of the same emotions that you did when I do the same trip this June.
I will also be riding alone but will have a special person in my heart along for the ride.
In this case it will be my dad.
Thanks again for your very personal way of bringing us this story and very important event of your life.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:01 PM   #433
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:53 PM   #434
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I have an '89 Radian that is still a lot of fun to ride. It usually gets around 45-50MPG, unless I'm rolling 2up and/or with luggage at interstate speeds. With more throttle required, it starts sucking the gas. 80 miles to Reserve is about the worst I've done too.

That peppy engine is ridiculously smooth though, with a nice growl even with the stock pipes. It makes for a visceral kind of experience, as a motorcycle ride SHOULD be, IMO. It's a great bike for smaller people that like to tour at speeds below 70MPH on a modest budget. By the time I need gas, my butt is ready for a break anyway. Yamaha hit a home-run with this parts-bin UJM, IMO.

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Old 03-18-2013, 12:44 PM   #435
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Anna:

I admire your fortitude in doing this ride for your brother Dan. I hope you are at peace and that this ride gave you the meaning that you intended.

You are truly brave . . .

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