1. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    Some 12 years ago, right after I bought my first motorcycle (as a reasonably responsible adult), I went on my first road trip. Went to visit a buddy of mine who lived in Fremont, CA. Rode along the Oregon coast and came back the same way. On the way down I pulled into a rest area to have a smoke and take a break. It was October. Gentleman came over and engaged me in conversation about the bike and told me about this place.

    His name is Vern. @Mista Vern to the uninitiated .

    From the Midwest with the accent to prove it. A discerning palate for both good people and good bourbon. He introduced me to @DireWolf. Through them I met quite a few of you. I have forgiven him for that.

    Happy birthday, Vern.
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  2. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Son of a...

    Happy Birthday Mista Vern, may this next year be the best year yet!

    I don't know if yer Irish, but you drink like one, so....

    Here's to a long life and a merry one.
    A quick death and an easy one.
    A pretty girl and an honest one.
    A cold beer-and another one!
    --Old Irish toast
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  3. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    HMFBD, Mista Vern :beer
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  4. NotAllWhoWanderRLost

    NotAllWhoWanderRLost Lost

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    :beer Here's to another cold one!
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  5. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Thanks guys! 65 years old and I feel like it. :lol3

    As someone on ADV once said, "If I'd known I was gonna live this long I would have partied a lot harder." :D
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  6. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    Never too late to start.

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  7. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    Congratulations on yet another successful lap around the Sun Mr Vern! Shall the next lap be one in a long continuing series that gets better than the last. We are going into the Chinese year of the Dog. Dogs love Sidecars. So simple math shows it to be the Year of the Sidecar! Can't argue with science!
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  8. bensgone

    bensgone Been here awhile

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    Happy birthday Mista Vern!
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  9. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin'

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    Congrats sir! Met you @ Skamokawa this year and it was a pleasure!
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  10. GSguy

    GSguy Here's a quarter.

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    Happy First Breath Day Mr Vern
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  11. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    You'll never be as old as me!,,and always remember,,at one point in your life, I was twice your age! Happy Year Vern!
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  12. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Thanks guys!

    The only downside is that I know I will never be as old, good looking, or as smart as Peterman!
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  13. LittlePosum

    LittlePosum Scrappy Marsupial

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    And a good day to you sir!!!
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  14. Mr Dual Sport

    Mr Dual Sport Roaming Rambler

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    You're only 65? Shit I thought you were pushing 80!

    Happy Birthday. :queenie
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  15. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Don't let him get away that, Vern.

    We both know 65 is pushing 80.



    HBD. :beer
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  16. andredl

    andredl Sold my K Bike for a Deere

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    Nah. My brother recently reminded me that in my 20's I boasted of wanting to "Live until I'm 50 and confined to a wheelchair." Funny how I conveniently forgot about that after waking up in ICU...

    Happy Birthday!
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  17. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Goddamn punk kids. :lol3
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  18. panhead_dan

    panhead_dan motorcycle addict

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    Happy birthday Vern!
    I hope you are having a great day.
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  19. tblume

    tblume Always Be Gambling

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    :stupid

    Happy belated Mista, I'll have some olde english in your honor.
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  20. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Fixt.
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