2012 RMAR, August 2-5

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  1. woody's wheel works

    woody's wheel works Built to Last Super Supporter

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    BIG JOHN!!!!

    FYI,,,on my ride home,,i had the good fortune of reconnecting with an ol friend who has settled in Montrose,,,makin sweet music is her game and singing from deep places within will have all of us begging for more..
    had the opportunity to listen to her new band called 'Thin Air'',,tell ya guys,,i was blown away with what 200 years of collective experience can bring forth on a Sunday afternoon,,the malesinger/guitar player Knows his shit,,accompanied by a bass player who holds his own,,but when my Sue Ducept starts wailing,,,ya'll will be enthralled...

    ok enough PR,,they have a great sound system which we can use to at long last hear what big John has to say,,,they said they 'd come down for a night or two..it's up to you,,circa $700 plus lodging is their going rate,,,would want/need to rooms...

    how many want to make it happen???,,talk to me
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    oh john sign me up,,this time i wanna be first in line:wink:
    woody

  2. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    Will move this to the new thread for 2013......BUT YES!!!!! Live Music will be awesome!!!!!





  3. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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    We first of Thanks so much Big John, all organizers & those who helped. RMAR was a really great time. So awesome to finish my "Fly-ride West ride" at such a great & well organized event. Thanks so much.
    Great to meet so many fellow riders & be able to share our great passion for what we love.
    Glad to see that of injuries, accidents that occurred at or after the rally have all settled fairly well as obviously the potential was for so much worse. Hope you guys are all OK.
    And... Well sorry to take so long to post but wow it has been a crazy time since RMAR. Got a ride 1/2 way back with Scott from Cleveland when while I was driving 6:30 Monday AM his drive shaft broke. Luckily we were in Des Moines Iowa with a Volvo dealer very close. Well having had very little sleep I got back on the Steel Horse at 7:30 and carried on for home still hoping to make it that day. ~ 11:00am started getting sleepy, then actually fell asleep.:snore Fortunately I woke up as my right leg fell off the highway peg :eek1. Holy :topes:arg I needed a rest area bad. 1 more :snore, head drop &:yikes. Scary!!! Found a rest area, rode right into the park into the shade of a tree, dropped to the ground slept for 20 minutes & back on the horse 7was able to stay awake for 12hrs till 11:30 Mon nite, 1 more head drop:snoreoh god! but I'm only 1 1/2 hrs from home. Speed up, weave, turn up the music, sing. Got home at last 1 am Tues morning . I was anxious to get home because my mom 85 yrs old was in the hospital with a shattered hip & broken leg, she was having a very hard time of it, all the family was very distraught & very busy back & forth to the hospital plus shuttling my Dad back & forth.
    This trip I had also been away from home for 4 weeks so there was a lot to be done on return.
    Then last Thursday my Strom, Suzi having been away from home for almost three years I guess was not very happy & blew her stack, threw up all her oil:puke2:arg & just up & quite on me. Holy :topesshe was obviously :umph not happy to be home. Poor gal, I felt so bad & there was only just over 60,000 miles on her, 2007. There goes my ride. Now what??? Shopping & I feel desperate & heartbroken at the same time. So much going on I need stress relief.:becca. Well this beer is helping.:slurp
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    Tennessee Todd & Lori. Love you guys!!!
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    Land Chris. Good to see ya Buddy.
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    Hey Scott we did a lotta riding together. Fun! & thanks for the ride 1/2 way home. Hope it wasn't all that extra weight of cake on dirt & mud on the strom that made the drive shaft on your Volvo snap:huh
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    Rueben, love those sandwichs.
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    Geez that Texan sure made that Strom buck!!!
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    ADV salute, here's to the 2012 RMAR:clap
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    Group shot. Owls head pass.
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    Hey did I mention I love you guys!
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    Special regards as well to Rabbot (Rob) from NC & Brandon from Utah. Fantastic meeting you guys & what a fun week we all had.

    & of course hello to everyone else. Great to meet you all
  4. Rockin Rollin

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    Few more pics:freaky:D

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  5. Rockin Rollin

    Rockin Rollin Rockin Adventurer

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  6. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    I am very pleased that everyone had an awesome time.

    Look forward to 2013....I am already speaking with the City and Chamber to create an awesome event!!!!!!



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  7. Big_John

    Big_John That'll be the day

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    Ok folks......patches have arrived and I can ship out in the next couple of days.

    Unfortunately, I need to charge at least a dollar to cover shipping. Please PayPal to: business@rmariders.org the correct amount for your order.....and pay as a GIFT. (Perfectly fine, since we are a non-profit.)

    Make sure.....in your PayPal Purchase....in the Notes Portion, that you include your name and shipping address.

    Here is the pricing....(reference the pic below)

    Large RMAR Patch - $5.00
    Any of the little Year Patches - $1.00
    ADV Sticker - $2
    Either of the large RMAR-RDV Stickers - $3.00

    Prices include shipping.

    Quantities are limited, first purchase.....first get.

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  8. jjustj

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  9. Mac

    Mac Long timer

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    Since the 2012 event is in the history books, you're probably more interested in the 2013 Rendezvous.

    Also, check out the San Juan 500, which leads into the Rendezvous with 3 days/nights of point to point riding. We'll have a few couples, some will be 2-up.