USBYGS on the road...

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by USBYGS, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. legion

    legion Voodoo Science

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    Enjoying the read. Keep 'em coming when you can and we'll keep checking back. Stay safe.

    :lurk
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  2. GRIZ

    GRIZ COMMANDANT

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    THE "WTF TOUR" BEGINS IN ABOUT 30 MINUTES FROM HQ. THAT IS ALL
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  3. aterveen_1487

    aterveen_1487 Black Hills BMW Stampede

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    Hope all is well, Jerry how is that new butt pad working that you won at the BH Stampede....makes another hundred miles easy egh? Hope you all are having a good time...wish I could be there. I'll keep an eye on your travels.

    Aaron
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  4. TRACTOR RIDER

    TRACTOR RIDER No Rules Gruver

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    MORE PICS Damn it !!!!!!!!!:clap

    Griz I see YOU LURKING

    TR:huh
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  5. ptero

    ptero Been here awhile

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    Ya want pix?

    [​IMG]


    THE STEALTH K HAS LEFT MIDWEST HQ.
    SEE YA IN MISSOURI. SOMEWHERE IN MISSOURI!
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  6. aterveen_1487

    aterveen_1487 Black Hills BMW Stampede

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    Here are a couple more

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  7. aterveen_1487

    aterveen_1487 Black Hills BMW Stampede

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    Down town at Bug-N-Splat & walking poker-run
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  8. aterveen_1487

    aterveen_1487 Black Hills BMW Stampede

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    Griz walking away with thank-you cert.
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  9. aterveen_1487

    aterveen_1487 Black Hills BMW Stampede

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    Just sitting down to eat meal under pavillion.

    I will have the rest posted on website @
    www.blackhillsbmw.com
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  10. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    Where The F are we? What The F were you thinking? When The F are we gonna get there? Why The F did you go that way? Whatever The F...

    We made it the first day to Norfolk, Nebraska. Just barely. Griz ain't quite saddle broke yet and Jimbo has a hard time with the stopping schedule. Riding formation is no formation. Get as spread out as possible so we don't complain about the other's riding or pipes... When Griz and I get our bike within 200 feet the pipes get in harmony and, well, it may sound cool, but you can only handle it for so long.

    We ended having dinner with some other sign artists, including The One who did Griz's paint on his bike. Marv and Mary Beth offered up their renovated farm house for the night. SWEET! A nice bed and shower. What a guy.

    The morning found us at Stocky's for breakfast. Oh - my - God... That is what we said when the food got to the table and then 16 miles down the road at the rest stop. That really pushed things throught the pipes. Grease it up and Get 'er done! Good stuff and what a great guy. Stocky's waitress and back up cook was none other than his Ma. I am not kidding, she must have been a good 80 years old and was slavin' over the grill and bringing drinks to the table. Yeah, it took her a while to get to the table - especially balancing plates of food on her arm, but it was worth the wait and the look of satisfaction on her face while we ate.

    As we left, some bird of prey came off the side of the road, slowly gaining altitude, and was crossing in front of us. I was gonna slow down but he was gonna clear us by a couple of feet so I kept rolling for a close up view of this big bird. As we were about to go under it, he dropped his breakfast! He had a gopher in his talons and release it for a perfect hit on the bill and headlight cover! Now Gina thinks we scared it and it released it to climb higher faster. Well, I think this bird is not afraid of anything. It just wanted its breafast tenderized, not pulverized, by a vehicle just our size. It worked.

    We holed up early afternoon to wait for a storm to pass that we were catching up to. Some small town under the eaves of an vacant and delapitated building (built in 1903). Pretty cool situation. A old local came over to chat, had two canes, wore coveralls, moved pretty slow, and new the history of the building. He swapped words with Griz, using some local slang that was rather amusing.

    The heat and humidity caught up with us in Chochillate or something like that and we bagged it for a room. First time this trip we got a room. You know what that mean... No, that was not what I meant. Beer and snacks in front of the TV. Gotta catch up on the news.

    We are at Jim's sister in-laws for an ice tea in Springfield and getting ready to hit the road. Check in with ya'll later...
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  11. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    More picts will have to wait until I get a friendly computer (one that I can work with at least). I really need a laptop for these trips...
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  12. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Wish I was ther keepin' you guys in line.....
    Got the news today (first hand) that BMW in Squarebanks will now be carried by the Harley/Honda/Polaris dealer on Airport Way. The owner told me that George R will spend his time there also.


    Carry on. Fite
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  13. MotoMamma

    MotoMamma Living Life

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    :lurk :lurk :lurk :lurk :lurk :lurk :lurk :lurk
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  14. TRACTOR RIDER

    TRACTOR RIDER No Rules Gruver

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    I'm waiting to Mama. Where's that BLOND?:eek1

    TR:huh
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  15. MotoMamma

    MotoMamma Living Life

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    Katoomer has all the Pic's!
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  16. Katoomer

    Katoomer Silver Surfer

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    Sorry about that.....I've been a little lax on the postings lately. Wouldn't want to deprive the ADV rider community of a chance to view our lovely "skipper".

    [​IMG]
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  17. TRACTOR RIDER

    TRACTOR RIDER No Rules Gruver

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    HELLLLLO, where are you?????????????????:lurk :lurk :lurk PICs, Please!

    TR:huh

    [​IMG]
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  18. aterveen_1487

    aterveen_1487 Black Hills BMW Stampede

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    been waiting to hear some good news and see some pics, hope to see some soon!:ear
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  19. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    This was on the late night dispatch...it seems these Ural drivers were pissed off that Griz cut them off down the road.:rofl:rofl:rofl
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  20. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    :D :lol3
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