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Molto Verboso
Honda CTX 700D
Joined: 16 Aug 2008
Posts: 1317
Location: Louisville, KY
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:10 am quote
I'm glad you keep the "can" with you at each gathering.
Molto Verboso
2012 BV 350, 2013 BMW C650 GT, 2015 Indian Chieftain
Joined: 20 Feb 2009
Posts: 1891
Location: Brentwood, TN
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:18 am quote
Sorry to hear Ralph, but glad youíre are fine. Well miss you (and talk about you - fondly, mostly...) and look forward to seeing you in the spring.
The Beer Guy
2010 GTS 300 Super and 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT
Joined: 30 Jun 2010
Posts: 4743
Location: Nelson County, VA
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:57 pm quote
Rest up and heal well, Ralph. Amy and I were looking forward to seeing you. Hopefully we'll make it down to see you at the next one.
Ossessionato
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 4998
Location: Charlotte, NC
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:16 pm quote
Ralph, you will be missed! Heal well!

Glad they took good care of you!
Ossessionato
2009 MP3 500 - The Iridescent Chameleon, 2007 Yamaha Vino 125, 2016 Indian Scout Sixty
Joined: 18 Jun 2010
Posts: 2665
Location: Geneseo, IL (Quad City area)
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:25 pm quote
I'm On the Road
Stopped for lunch at Avanti's in Peoria, as usual. Drove right past a
Portillo's to get there (for those that means something to...)

Stopped for the night in Lexington, KY, so I've got about 5 hours still to
go tomorrow. We'll see if I get there and my tent pitched in time to do an
afternoon ride...

Mark



Ossessionato
2009 MP3 500 - The Iridescent Chameleon, 2007 Yamaha Vino 125, 2016 Indian Scout Sixty
Joined: 18 Jun 2010
Posts: 2665
Location: Geneseo, IL (Quad City area)
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:55 am quote
Always An Adventure
Made it to Hazard, Kentucky. Bike decided to take a nap and snap both left
side tie downs and lay over. A nice motorist informed me and then helped me
get it back up and tie down with new straps. Now I've stopped for lunch and
will finish my trip. Should be there about 3.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 5350
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:08 am quote
Re: Always An Adventure
CubsKing99 wrote:
Made it to Hazard, Kentucky. Bike decided to take a nap and snap both left
side tie downs and lay over. A nice motorist informed me and then helped me
get it back up and tie down with new straps. Now I've stopped for lunch and
will finish my trip. Should be there about 3.
Sorry to hear it, hope your bike is OK.

By the way, I have some spare tie-downs at my house....
Molto Verboso
2012 BV 350, 2013 BMW C650 GT, 2015 Indian Chieftain
Joined: 20 Feb 2009
Posts: 1891
Location: Brentwood, TN
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:33 pm quote
Good arrivals, Mostly. Some had adventures. Others were just hot. Hopefully cooler temps tomorrow. Dinner was diverse, some ate brisket, some chicken.
Ossessionato
2009 MP3 500 - The Iridescent Chameleon, 2007 Yamaha Vino 125, 2016 Indian Scout Sixty
Joined: 18 Jun 2010
Posts: 2665
Location: Geneseo, IL (Quad City area)
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:55 am quote
Rider Down
The morning ride was going well until a pickup came around the corner in
our lane and caused TN Sooner to dodge right into a patch of gravel and go
down hard. He ended up having to take an ambulance while OAD went back to
pick up a trailer for his scooter.

Please keep him in your prayers.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 5350
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:03 am quote


Ouch. Hope he isn't much injured and gets back to his feet quickly.

Sort of hard to get back in the mood after something like this happens; I hope the rest of you continue to enjoy the rides.
Ossessionato
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 4998
Location: Charlotte, NC
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:37 pm quote
A few pics

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Ossessionato
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 4998
Location: Charlotte, NC
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:39 pm quote
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Ossessionato
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 4998
Location: Charlotte, NC
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:42 pm quote
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Ossessionato
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 4998
Location: Charlotte, NC
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:43 pm quote
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Ossessionato
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 4998
Location: Charlotte, NC
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:44 pm quote
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Ossessionato
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 4998
Location: Charlotte, NC
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:45 pm quote
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Ossessionato
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 4998
Location: Charlotte, NC
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:59 am quote
Home. Thanks for a good weekend! I hope you all arrive safely!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD; 2017 Versys X300
Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 6152
Location: Milledgeville, GA
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:05 am quote
Next Gathering at Vogel State Park in Georgia Apr 30 to May 3.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD; 2017 Versys X300
Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 6152
Location: Milledgeville, GA
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:09 am quote
Home. 1234 miles for me. Going a day early allows more miles. 😀

Proved to be as great an area as we could hope for. Roads as good as any we have ridden and almost no traffic. Unfortunately one farmer hauling hay talking his half of road out of middle caused our first injury.

We will probably be back in region next fall. Possibly at Breaks Interstate Park.
The Beer Guy
2010 GTS 300 Super and 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT
Joined: 30 Jun 2010
Posts: 4743
Location: Nelson County, VA
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:41 am quote
Nor, here's a link to the Denali SoundBomb Mini horn that we were talking about. It's inexpensive and easy to mount.
The Beer Guy
2010 GTS 300 Super and 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT
Joined: 30 Jun 2010
Posts: 4743
Location: Nelson County, VA
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:42 am quote
It was great to see everyone and the riding was fantastic. Sorry I missed riding with y'all yesterday. I/we hope to be back again next spring.
Ossessionato
2009 MP3 500 - The Iridescent Chameleon, 2007 Yamaha Vino 125, 2016 Indian Scout Sixty
Joined: 18 Jun 2010
Posts: 2665
Location: Geneseo, IL (Quad City area)
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:50 am quote
SuperMark
Got TN Sooner's bike dropped off at OAD's beautiful new house, so that's
one less thing he'll have to worry about.

I stopped at the rest stop in Metropolis on my way back home to pick up
some promotional lit and took a selfie while I was there ;-D

So, it turns out that I woke up in Marion, drove West all day and spent the
night in Marion...

Fairly easy drive home today, so that's nice.

Mark



Molto Verboso
Honda CTX 700D
Joined: 16 Aug 2008
Posts: 1317
Location: Louisville, KY
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:12 am quote
Mark you seem to bulked up a bit since I last seen you?
Addicted
MP3 500 (no - longer); 2008 Victory Vision (gone), 2012 Goldwing (gone), 2019 Wee-Strom
Joined: 10 Jan 2009
Posts: 856
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:00 am quote
A couple of photos and a video link from the weekend.

Enjoyed seeing everyone.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/12L5caVi3ko

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD; 2017 Versys X300
Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 6152
Location: Milledgeville, GA
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:20 pm quote
Smooth touch on the clutch.
Ossessionato
2009 MP3 500 - The Iridescent Chameleon, 2007 Yamaha Vino 125, 2016 Indian Scout Sixty
Joined: 18 Jun 2010
Posts: 2665
Location: Geneseo, IL (Quad City area)
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:21 pm quote
ponydrvr wrote:
Mark you seem to bulked up a bit since I last seen you?
And I thought I'd be different and wear my underwear on the outside, too

I made it home safe and sound. No more incidents with strap breakage. Hooray!

It was great riding with all y'all again. I'm already looking forward to the end of April...

Mark
Ossessionato
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 4998
Location: Charlotte, NC
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:19 pm quote
Thanks for the video and pics, Kevin. If you have any more please do not hesitate to share...
Hooked
2010 MP3 250 (Sold); 2016 Piaggio BV 350
Joined: 15 Sep 2012
Posts: 127
Location: Lake Wylie, SC
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:57 pm quote
Scutrbrau wrote:
Nor, here's a link to the Denali SoundBomb Mini horn that we were talking about. It's inexpensive and easy to mount.
Thanks!
Hooked
2010 MP3 250 (Sold); 2016 Piaggio BV 350
Joined: 15 Sep 2012
Posts: 127
Location: Lake Wylie, SC
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:06 pm quote
It was great seeing everyone and the roads were excellent. It was definitely worthy of a return visit!

I'm not usually superstitious, but maybe we should not schedule any further gathering dates that fall on a Friday the 13th...

Thanks for the pics!
Molto Verboso
2012 BV 350, 2013 BMW C650 GT, 2015 Indian Chieftain
Joined: 20 Feb 2009
Posts: 1891
Location: Brentwood, TN
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:52 am quote
Hey gang. Iím home released from the hospital. Iíve got nine broken ribs. I got a broken right owner thatís been surgically reset. I feel pretty good although the ride home was pretty miserable hunter pretty tired after that I will see doctors in Tennessee later today and tomorrow.

Great to see everyone even though I didnít get to spend much time with you thanks for all the help look forward to sketching up with you guys soon
Molto Verboso
Vespa LX150 GTS250ie GTS300x2
Joined: 11 Dec 2009
Posts: 1984
Location: St. Pete, Fla
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:30 am quote
[quote="TN_Sooner"]Hey gang. Iím home released from the hospital. /quote]

Will,
So sorry to hear about visit to that expensive resort in Bristol. Glad to hear you doing better already. Skip the gathering and come to the Europe thing. We drink more and in fact are about to leave the hotel to go have a few for you.
Ken
Ossessionato
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 4998
Location: Charlotte, NC
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:31 pm quote
Will, I am glad to hear you are getting better! I hope recovery is fast and complete!
Molto Verboso
Honda CTX 700D
Joined: 16 Aug 2008
Posts: 1317
Location: Louisville, KY
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:45 am quote
Hello folks,

I really enjoyed the posting of the pictures. Thanks.

My recovery is progressing nicely and I feel great, like I should be out riding. But I'm still under a 5# weight restriction. I see my primary care doc tomorrow and then start rehab next Tuesday for 12 weeks ( @3/week ).

Thanks for the well wishes and the card. I'm sure I'll be back on the road again before the snow flies, maybe sooner.

I am already gearing up for next spring see y'all then. BTW; I sure did miss you guys (and Nor and Carolyn).
Ossessionato
2009 MP3 500 - The Iridescent Chameleon, 2007 Yamaha Vino 125, 2016 Indian Scout Sixty
Joined: 18 Jun 2010
Posts: 2665
Location: Geneseo, IL (Quad City area)
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:57 am quote
Glad to hear both of you are on the road to recovery
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