One last ride...

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Ladybug0048, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. southforkspeedster

    southforkspeedster koolaidless

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    Hi Sherry,
    Just to let you know.... mrssfs and I moved our oldest daughter to monmouth (wou) this weekend. Ran into Sasquatch on the way home, and saw Guss headed west on the freeway with a couple of other female riders. mrssfs called her, she called back and told us she headed to tricities washington to look for new riding gear.............I was proud...she showed up home a couple of hours later, had rode 155 miles, and could not stop talking about the bike. She even put on her Oregon plates and checked the oil when she got home:lol3:clap

    Guss has put on about 500 miles so far and the bike is running better every day!

    I thank you for the perfect bike for my daughter. I am one proud dad:deal:deal
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  2. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    SFS, it looks like your little Gussa has found her wings. :clap



    Hey Gussa, We're waiting for that name :ddog - I never gave it one so it's up to you. :D And don't mess with Rocky her foot tapping frownie gets pretty aggressive at times. :lol3
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  3. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    I also get REALLY attached to my bikes. If I could afford it, I'd probably still have every bike I owned. I just wish I had taken more pictures to document my early bikes and the memories they gave me:cry

    Great report:thumb
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  4. abqcookie

    abqcookie Serow Siren

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    What a super sweet story. A few tears dropped from my eyes when I read the first page. But then I smiled seeing your bike go to such a great gal! She's going to take her on many more adventures.
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  5. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    Great story :clap

    Thank you everyone, for sharing.
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  6. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Great last ride story Ladybug. Have had a few of those myself.
    I still have my first leather jacket in the closet. Bough for me by my folks as a present in 1958 from Sears for 38 bucks. LOL A size 38 and made from horsehide. Had the zipper replace in the mid 60s. Needless to say, far from being close to fitting now but still keep it about. I was riding a '56 Harley 165 then. wow what memories.
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  7. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    Now as long as she doesn't ride as fast as you do . . . . . :ddog
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  8. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    cool story, got a /5 that was my dads' and i've had sence around 81 (yea i'm attached to it) i must have rode in the rain way back when, cause my old leather jacket seems to have shrunk.


    again great story, thanks to both of ya'll for sharing
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  9. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Hi Josh :wave


    Isn't it fun how memories come flooding back when you look at something like that old horsehide jacket. :thumb Thanks for sharing that with us.


    From the stories I've heard she will follow her dad just about any where and do a pretty good job of keeping up with him. Give her a few more years and she's going to leave him in her dust. :eek1


    Isn't funny how those old leather shrink :lol3

    It's terrific finding out that I'm not the only one out here that gets attached to motorcycles. :ricky
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  10. Gramp-Z

    Gramp-Z Been here awhile

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    Great story Ladybug ! I guess I am guilty of becoming too fond of my bikes . Years ago I was selling an Aspencade and had a wealthy snob come to buy it . He wasn't even a poser . He said I'll take it , I said no you won't . He asked why not ? I said I don't like you . Ended up selling it for a loss to a couple that rode about 60 miles @ 37 degrees to look at it , real riders ! Trying to sell a bike myself right now , nothing but idiots call or email me . They know nothing about bikes , but are willing to offer almost nothing ! Cooler weather for riding !
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  11. Gussa

    Gussa n00b

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    Hey, sorry it has been a while since I last posted. I am trying to think of a name for my bike. My mom thought of the name Hans, and I kinda like it but if you have any other ideas, I would love to hear them!
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  12. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    Heine (hiney). Or Fritz.
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  13. Hominid

    Hominid Been here awhile

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    seems like the best used bikes to buy are the ones the owners really don't want to sell :nod

    That's the way it was with the guy who owned my BeeStrom - glad he let it go :D :clap
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  14. Hominid

    Hominid Been here awhile

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    I luv my BeeStrom :shog

    What do you use to take photos from the rider's seat?
    I really need to add that to my equipment list!
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  15. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    I'm sure you're busy riding and enjoying the great weather and that's a lot more fun than posting any day.


    I've been taking pictures on the fly for many, many years - way before digitals came on the scene. I keep my light weight point and shoot camera on a lanyard around my neck. When I want to take a pic I turn on the camera and point and shoot. I don't looked at the view screen I simply point and shoot. I can drop the camera any time and not worry about it and it's handy when I want to take a picture. There are some people who think having some thing around the neck isn't safe so keep that in mind.
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  16. Hominid

    Hominid Been here awhile

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    Just goes to show that you don't need to have the most high tech solution to get good results.

    You've got some great on the fly pics - very inspiring. I like seeing shots that show the road from the riders seat.

    I'm going to have to incorporate that into the mix.

    Thanks for sharing Ladybug

    :D
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