Taking Momma home

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by sandsman, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. ducmays

    ducmays Been here awhile

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    Very nice thing your doing. Great great story. Very respectable. !
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  2. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    Good on you.
    May you have a good trip.
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  3. sandsman

    sandsman Back in the saddle again..............

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    Thanks for all the well wishes, I will be sure to stand upwind when I turn Mom loose. I am sure to be feeling her presence as I ride. I am anxious to get underway, I have a few last minute details to attend to and check the bike once more.
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  4. Chad05gsa

    Chad05gsa Been here awhile

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    My condolences to you and your family. I'm sure she will not mind the ride, for carrying out her final wishes. Good story and exactly how I started my addiction on two wheels about the same time as well. Though I had a ct70 from my brothers and my mother still hates the fact I ride to this day. anyways hope you have a safe ride!
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  5. airboy

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    I did a very similar act for my deceased wife but on horseback on the west coast of Ireland.
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  6. robdogg

    robdogg turnip truck driver

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    Godspeed on your journey friend.. Thanks for sharing it with us


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  7. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    sandsman,

    a touching story, thanks for posting.

    I will be watching for for the conclusion too.

    cheers to Momma!
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  8. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    From the photo you posted, it looks like your mother had a fine sense of humor. I think she'll enjoy spending a little time with you. I lost my mom about a year ago, too, and feel certain this will be cathartic experience.

    Mike
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  9. Unclescar

    Unclescar Refried Bean

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    Have a safe trip...
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  10. DualSport855

    DualSport855 what he said

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    Great story, I hope at least one of my four kids looks out for me or what's left of me when I depart this earth, like you have for your mom. Ride safe


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  11. HillbillyfromAL

    HillbillyfromAL Adventurer

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    Thanks for sharing your story, and I hope the trip goes great for you. It'll certainly be a memorable one.


    One should not sacrifice liberty, for a false sense of security.
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  12. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Yeah.
    This is good.

    I'm real sorry for your loss.
    It's got to be tough, but be sure to stop at all the nice view spots, and have a great trip.

    Q~
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  13. fredgreen

    fredgreen Proud Canoodian

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    You're good man, ride safe on your mom's final journey!
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  14. alberta bob

    alberta bob Been here awhile

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    We have some common history . i called my bike a Honda 55 similar to the one you describe .when i was 14 i bought a xl100 honda i sold it to buy a larger street bike and my mom would not let me as long as i lived at home with her . So when i was 26 i bought a vfr750 Honda after i moved away from home took my mom for a ride on it once did a small wheelie with the extra weight on the back it was hard not to and my mom is in a box at my sister's too.Awaiting a trip to her final resting place thanks for the inspirational story my condolences for your loss .
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  15. sandsman

    sandsman Back in the saddle again..............

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    Leaving out in a little less than an hour. I have a friend who is gonna ride with my. My youngest son came over and spent some time here and got a little emotional, his grandma died while he was away. He has turned into a fine young man and I am proud of him. I am blessed. I was running around in circles til I made myself sit down and just chill. If you read this during the night, say a little prayer for my friend and I as we motor on thru the night.
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  16. desmocourtney

    desmocourtney No falls, no balls.

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    Godspeed.
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  17. Rutabaga

    Rutabaga Been here awhile

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    Great story with a wonderful purpose. Your mother will be thrilled you have on clean underwear and she does not have helmet hair.
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  18. sandsman

    sandsman Back in the saddle again..............

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    I will try to tie up a couple of loose ends. The day before I left, I got a call from a friend of mine asking if he could ride with me there. I said sure come on, We were planning to leave out about 1 am on Thursday morning. Since alot of this riding was gonna be during the night time hours, I put some cheap LED driving lights on my bike. Well when my friend got to my house, I cranked up my bike, my headlight flashed once, and went dark, no brights either, so my friend ended up being the headlight for all of the night riding because the cheap lights looked bright, but didn't give near enough light to see by.

    Cut to the chase, we made it to the Tail of the Dragon, rode it twice, We were 2 tired out guys, really tired out. Got up the next morning to head the last 3 or 4 hrs over to my mom's home to scatter her ashes. We arrived without any problems. So my friend just stepped aside and gave me some time, yes it was pretty intense emotions, as this was Mom. The place looked like she had just left it, kinda odd, nobody had messed with anything. So after I scattered her ashes, I made a call to my mom's sister in law, whom I have only talked to once before. So you have heard the saying : "It's better to plead for forgiveness than to ask for permission". This was the case as I didn't tell her about my plans. Come to find out my mom's husband's ashes had been scattered there a few months ago, so now they are together again, all is well. I feel closure and I know all the stars aligned for this to happen. I also feel that this was the way she would have wanted it to be, except the motorcycle ride, but hey, what is she gonna do? I know it's gonna be alright.

    My friend and I made it back home without any issues, 2k in 2 days, our butts are dragging. I will post up a few pics after this update as I have not figured out the tapatalk settings
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  19. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    It's very good of you to take your Mom to her final resting place and it's great that she is with her husband once again. I'm sure it wasn't easy for you.

    A few months back I did a memorial ride for my Nephew working on that closure thing. It was very hard and emotional ride.

    There is no doubt you doing a ride with your Mom had to be hard for you too. I hope you were able to focus on happy times during that ride.
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  20. mikegc

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    Sandsman, you're a good son.

    Mike
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