Dave and LoveShack: A Season of Firsts.

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by iDave, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. capeklr

    capeklr Been here awhile

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    iDave for dad of the century.:clap

    I'm sure the other 200 000 plus members here will vote with me.
    Jorg.
  2. blacktruck

    blacktruck Been here awhile

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    Well said C-Stain.
    I couldn't agree more. Been reading as many of the RRs as I can since I've found this place and here is my take on them. Many have wonderful pictures of fascinating places and things to see that I don't think I could ever see if I started right now to get them all in. The ones I like the best are the ones that talk about the journey and not the many sightseeing stops along the way. The journey for me is the interaction you have with those you meet along the way. Dave does a heck of a job recounting that for the rest of us if you ask me. I don't think you can write something like this without showing the world a little peek into your soul. Something about the character of a man comes to mind here. Heck of a story he is writing about his life. I'm pretty sure his kids are proud of him.
  3. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Amazing. The universe has crossed somewhere. Seeing young missy in the car, as with the day ride in the past when she was much younger, she remains a twin of my Shandi. Same conduct, responses and mannerisms. Almost looks identical as well - facial structure, eyes, hair, smile.

    Scary, but in a good way. I remember thinking back then, "What the hell is the Shandmeister doing on a motorcycle with that guy in Virginia?"
  4. Bogfarth

    Bogfarth Fridge Magnet Safety Tester

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    In my time as a lurker and inmate, I've read Colebatch's Siberian ride reports, Doug's Mongolian fluster-cluck, thedarthpeach's day trip, countless simple stories, and bovine excrement delivered by the long ton. Of all those, this story is more of an adventure than most of the Ride Reports and almost every Day Trip I've devoured. Bits of a novella, artfully written, complete with pictures and heart and humor.

    Thank you for the journey, Dave, and three hours of time I couldn't imagine putting to better use!
  5. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    iDave the "Knight in Shining Armor" Slayed the dragon for sweet Abby. What a great story.
    Thank you for sharing that. :clap
    Brien
  6. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Dave, enjoying your trip report and your writing style. Based on all the positive reviews I decided to check out some of your other ride reports, but it seems like all your words are missing/deleted from the Ride Reports you've made here. Do you have them someplace else? Maybe you're writing a book and had to delete them or is something sinister has happened?

    Regardless, enjoying this story at least and inf for the ride.
  7. rascalman

    rascalman GhostRider

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    I always enjoy Daves slices of his life he shares, all his reports are captivating. I, for one, feel blessed he has the strength to open his mind and soul and share what is there. While they are his reports and he has loaned them to us for a while, thusly they are his to remove and I respect that for I'm sure he has good reason. Do I sense a book in the works? :wink:
  8. bluebear

    bluebear Adventurer

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    Hi Dave,

    Late to the party but wanted to thank you for sharing your journey, your heart, and your life with us. Like your other RRs, this one is just as captivating and I look forward to your continued adventures.

    Stay safe,
    Diane
  9. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Thank you for this perspective! There have been times when I've gone back to read an iDave report and to my disappointment, find that the words have vanished from the page. When you look at it in that Dave has lent us those words, then it all makes sense. I'm glad that he's shared them for as long as he has.

    I've PM'd, Cajoled, poked and prodded, but I don't think Dave is prepping for his book tour yet. Again...I'm disappointed, but at the same time happy, that I don't have to pay $29.99 for a copy of the wonderful words, feelings and adventures that he shares here with us for free.
  10. Elkhound

    Elkhound Hunting Dog

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    Great writing taken to the next level - and the chapters keep getting better!
  11. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    awesome iDave! :D
  12. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    going to have to stop reading this at work. people arent believing me about dust in the eyes anymore :D
  13. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    Thanks Dave!! Great stuff...my wife and I have just started our family 6 weeks ago with our little girl, Olivia, coming into the world. It certainly has changed my priorities...what a gift.
  14. Reverend12

    Reverend12 Well there it is..

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    I know that feeling... "Everything I seemingly wanted during all those years of providing for others had come to pass, and I hated it, every moment of itÂ…"
  15. BOBaloo22

    BOBaloo22 RIP Baby Girl

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    Very Nice Dave!!! :clap
  16. Maritime Mike

    Maritime Mike Adventurer

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    Inspiring report and a pretty cool dad to top it off. You have a new follower Sir.
  17. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    so Dave, how did ya get home? there's got to be a backside to every trip!
  18. iAbs

    iAbs n00b

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  19. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    weelll, looky who is here :clap:freaky
  20. tommu56

    tommu56 Long timer

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    Welcome to the nut house!!!

    tom