The 2013 Hold my beer and watch this tour

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Ponies ate my Bagel, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Ponies ate my Bagel

    Ponies ate my Bagel Bisexual Bandit

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    Jesus you FF's are needy!

    The reunion went really well, unfortunately I didn't grab a ton of pics because I was to busy stuffing my face full of crab and crawfish. Here are some pics of my uncle's place, I only had 3g last night so I couldn't get stuff posted until I got some decent access. Right now the wife and I are eating Dominoes at the Laquinta Inn in Brandon Mississippi and I'm using their wifi. So here are some pics from my uncle's place and then I'll get to the RR you illiterate bastids.

    My cousin Chad riding his little raptor. I got to see him do wheelies and stoppies on it, but I was to lazy to take pics.
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    This is his twin brother Matthew, everybody in my family can ride. My mom used to be a badass on a bike, but she doesn't ride now.
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    This is one of like 4 sheds packed full of fun toys.
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    This is my Uncle's 'Busa, you can't see it but the other side is entirely destroyed. His step son dropped it at like 10 mph and caused 3k in damage according to insurance.
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    Here, have some American muscle. This is my Uncle's road runner, the motor is stroked and bored out. It's an absolute monster.
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    This is the redline my uncle and cousin race. He was in Durham Town a few weeks ago and flipped it end over end about 4 times.
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    My new (to me) C14 with my cousin's '07 Gixxer.
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    So now that you asshats have some pics, I'll fill ya'll in on the trip so far. So we left Atlanta around 8am head for Cordele GA. I think we got there right around noon. We had a low country boil and pretty much had a fantastic get together. I got to see almost all of my remaining family including my 90 yr. old great grandmother. We had 5 generations under one roof, it was the first time Mrs. PamB got to meet everyone. It was fantastic and I'm pretty sure it's the last time that will happen for another generation as my great grandmother is not doing well.

    After the festivities I went out with my cousin to fill the C14 up. I am seriously embarrassed to say this, but I dropped it at the gas station. My Grandpa lowered the bike and the kickstand is difficult to deploy. I didn't know that, but I should have kicked it to make sure. It's ok though, my cousin's Gixxer broke it's fall:eek1 There wasn't any real damage, just a scuff on one of the saddle bags. We made some adjustments to the bike and I took Mrs. PamB for a ride. She was very happy with it.

    This morning we left the house around 9 am. We took Hwy 280 to Hwy 80, it was a great ride. We made good time and rode for about 8 1/2 hours in total. It was great, but I think we spent about 6 hours being rained on. My wife decided not to wear her rain gear after we stopped for lunch and of course that was when the heavens opened up. It wasn't bad though, she was actually overheating so it worked well to cool her off. Unfortunately now her mesh jacket is soaked. I've got to repack the saddle bags tonight, they are stuffed to the limit. I think I'll bungie my wife's red backpack to the rear rack and use it to hold our rain gear.

    I bought some mesh pants from and inmate and had them tailored, but I didn't get to try them before we left. They were a miserable failure. We got off Hwy 80 and Jumped on I20 in Meridian Mississippi. About the time we got on the freeway a truck hit a puddle and literally drenched my grandpa in probably 500 gallons of water. As we got near Brandon the weather started to get nasty. We hadn't hit any thunderstorms yet, but we would if we kept going. So we pulled off and got a room. Here is the pic from today, I've got to get up around 6:00 tomorrow so I'm going to sack out. This is my Grandpa and my great uncle after we got our rooms.

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  2. 100mpg

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    Wow, that is a heck of a collection of toys! Those are a couple of nice bikes you are riding with!
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  3. jimtom

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    you say "I've got to get up at 6 tomorrow" like that's early :lol3
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  4. 10 Man

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    we had some heavy storms move through N Ms. yesterday afternoon 40 mph winds and raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock ... I was a little worried about you guys ....didnt know if you were comming across hwy 78 or I 20 you would have ran through them on hwy 78.
    hope the weather stays clear for ya now ... the connie looks like a good hwy bike for a guy your age ....bet your enjoying it .
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  5. Wingfixer

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    Woo Hoo! Makin miles! Ride on little pony, ride on! :clap
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  6. Dirigo

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    Nice
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  7. CallMeBoog

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  8. Ponies ate my Bagel

    Ponies ate my Bagel Bisexual Bandit

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    Just a quick update for tonight, don't worry there are pics!

    We're in Greenville Texas right now, we made almost 400 miles today. It was seriously warm, I was almost wishing for rain. I've been in CA for over 6 years now and I'm not used to the heat anymore. I was ok but Mrs. PamB got pretty overheated as we hit Greenville, we doused her with icewater on the side of the road and then found a hotel with a pool. I got her in a cool shower and poured some gatorade and water down her. We found a place next door that served mexican food and it was absolutely killer. After that she got her nifty little string bikini on and we took a dip in the pool, no pics of that... For you FF's at least!

    Just two for today, my wife and I with my grandpa and my uncle at the welcome center in Texas.
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  9. WeazyBuddha

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    Are you going to hit the Texas Hill Country? There is some nice riding there, the most often ridden roads are "the three sisters" (RR335, 336, and 337) although the whole area is nice to ride through.
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  10. 10 Man

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    what no pool side pics .....
    ,an you guys are hammer down ....slow down and let Trampins humming birds catch ya .
    so how do you like the C14 ????????
    I bet those Harleys are hot ...are the Harleys the 103 engines ?
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  11. 10 Man

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    time to report in Ponies ...we worrie here
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  12. CallMeBoog

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    I never worrie...should I worry?
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  13. Wingfixer

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    This thread needs more scenery pics :snore
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    cool ride, subscribed! make sure the MRS is drinking a ton of water, us Komifornia types tend to forget to hydrate and it will cause all kinds of problems for you.
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  16. Wingfixer

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  17. Ponies ate my Bagel

    Ponies ate my Bagel Bisexual Bandit

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    I'm working on uploading some pics now. We had some issues in Texas, Mrs. PamB got a bit of heat-stroke. She didn't bother to tell me she was on antibiotics and shouldn't be in sunlight. It was touch and go for a bit, I really thought I was going to be sending her home. We stayed 2 days in Amarillo and poured fluids down her and let her get some rest. By Thursday she was ready to ride.

    While she was laid up, the rest of us hit the high plains museum. If you're ever in Amarillo it's worth the short ride/drive to Canyon to check it out. I've got some pics and I'll get them put up really soon. We're currently in Sedona, we spent last night at the Twin arrows Indian casino about 20 miles outside Flagstaff after a 600ish mile day.

    I'm working on getting the pics up now. Sorry for not getting the updates done, I've just been either riding or taking care of the Mrs.
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  18. Ponies ate my Bagel

    Ponies ate my Bagel Bisexual Bandit

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    I'm having issues uploading the photos, so here's a teaser until I can get that sorted.

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  19. Anticyclone

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    Foreshadowing.

    Glad y'all are in one piece and still on the road.
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  20. 100mpg

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    Glad to hear the misses is alright! those long days really can kick your ass on a motorcycle!

    Where is this pic? AZ? Man, I need another CC ride.
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