Meet, Greet, Ride and Eat! Date TBD...

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by bwalsh, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    You should have stopped in. Some didn't show until after 12:30. I was with the last few to leave the parking lot...around 3:00.

    Like Elkhound said, Thanks Porcupine, and all who attended, for another great ADV event! :freaky I counted 44 motorcycles in the parking lot. One late show on his GS(see below) and dentvet, without his bike but he had his two daughters(?) with him.


    Who is the inmate that lives in Flint Hill? I met him(twice) wound up following him into Front Royal and still can't remember his name...:baldy
  2. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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    His name is JJ. He hasn't logged on in a while and is trying to figure out what his screen name is.:lol3
    I guilt tripped him into showing up today so he could meet you FF's and I intend to do the same for the rest of the get togethers.
  3. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    It wasn't that bad, just a little foggy. :lol3
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  4. RocketMan

    RocketMan Out Rocketing

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    Pics from the lunch for ORexpat in Marshall today.


    A tad foggy, never did clear out...but at least it was warm enough to be able to chat outside so...good seeing all the folks, I don't get out to these things nearly enough..

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    and from inside, pics of the Old Retired guy his-self

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  5. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    Wow--that was really neat. Although I realize it's really just an excuse to ride . . . :rofl It was super-cool to see so many folks show up--some I've ridden with, some are new to the asylum, and great to see you all. 44 bikes in the lot, plus I heard one came in two up, plus DentVet+2, and Mike and Mary. That's 50! Holy Moses . . . . . :eek1

    Here's the group shot . . .

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    And a bunch from inside.

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  6. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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    I was standing out front smoking with another inmate when u rolled by. I noticed your bike from the recent tag-to-eat pics. The weather was nice just west of Linden:D
  7. TH

    TH There and Here

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    It was a pleasure meeting the inmates and putting names to faces!
  8. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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    Great turnout!!!! The old school bikes rocked:dj:super
  9. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    the orange CB looked really cool rolling by on 55 on the way there.

    it wouldn't have been too bad, but my dads' w650 flyscreen is tall enough to block the wind, but not tall enough to block the fog.. was riding blind from Marshall to Hume! hahahaaa.

    cool deal. i will for sure have to make the next one!
  10. H14

    H14 Live, Laugh, Love.

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    Thanks Porcupine for putting this together. Was nice to see so many faces I haven't seen in a while, I wish there had been more time time to talk to everybody....... Oh well that's what Laurel Fork is for.:deal

    VAC, I really hate that you got out of there before I had a chance to see you man.

    Dan, the campfire won't be the same without you. Best wishes to you and Sweetbird in your next chapter together.
  11. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    Great to see everyone, one heck of a turnout to say happy trails to one heck of a guy, cheers Dan! :beer

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  12. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    Sorry I couldn't get out there to help see you off, Dan. But it doesn't look like the place was short any riders - you even brought Rocketman out of hiding!

    The NoVA area is losing a great ambassador for motorcycling. Enjoy your new surroundings (and how much better the bicycling will be out there).
  13. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Yeah, that's right!
    I talked to him briefly at the (one)light in Linden, after a cage pulled out in front of him back in (downtown)linden. Nothing too serious, more of an annoyance.
    After I said something like, "they just pull out whenever they want". I asked him where he was headed..as I had been following him since the outskirts of Marshall. He said, "Flint Hill". Then I asked where he lived. He said, " Flint Hill". :lol3
    I never knew there was an inmate in Flint Hill.

    I missed ya! I was going to make a round thru the restaurant but never made it.
  14. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    I'd say "goodbye" but I'll be seeing you Dan. This country isn't too big for this motorcycle :deal

    Borrowed my friend's CB450 cafe bike for the trip as all my bikes are outta commission. Thanks Beard for warming her up for me. Riding out 55 felt like The Hooligan and The Gentleman (CB vs BMW)
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    Great turnout. With all the other photogs, I just enjoyed myself :nod
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    We were going to ride 55 back but Dan mentioned taking Waterfall instead. So we did. Always a beautiful ride.
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  15. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    Great to see so many friends there!!!
    Best of luck Dan!! Thanks for your speech. I have had a very similar experience with this group of folks:clap
    I just paroozed the NorthWet forum, they clearly need your tagging experience out there:lol3.
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  16. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    Great send-off for Dan!

    Even at the end of his Virginia residence, he shares his great photography!

    Here's the group shot . . .

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    My suggestion:

    Someone please start a caption post, listing all known usernames seen in the picture above.

    Others can copy the post, filling in the "unknowns" as we go along. (The "not showns" can be mentioned separately.)

    Maybe these images will be coming soon, to a Post Office near you! :D

    Appreciate the efforts of Porcupine224 orchestrating the affair and all who participated; while unable to join in the farewell RTE myself, the website coverage does the next best thing. Safe and happy miles to you, Dan!

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  17. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    Kneeling in front, left to right:
    Skyclad, ?, ?, WayneJ, ORexpat, ?, ecubed.

    I need some coffee before I try the standers. :D
  18. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    I'll give it a shot but I'm old and memory fading...standing, L to R:

    begining with guy and his kids?, H14 (standing right of two kids), JAX, ScottP, HBN,?, ?. ?. ?, ?.bwalsh, ?, Banshee, Bloochdog, muffymonster, ?, 6USMC6, motocox, ?, elkhound?, DCrider, Dr. Beard, ?, XCrider, mtnflow, gastone, ?, ?, ?

    besides all the FFers I believe there are another 5-10 attendees who had left before photo time
  19. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    RocketMan is at the far right in the photo.


  20. BluWolf

    BluWolf Been here awhile

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    BluWolf (me) on the F800 and Cambion on the black V-strom had to leave a little earlier than this photo. Bummer.