2018 Spring Gathering - May 17 - 20
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Molto Verboso
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Wed May 16, 2018 3:15 am quote
TN_Sooner wrote:
Iíve been watching the future cast for a few days. It is moving between 40% (scattered)and 80% (steady), so I donít think they have a clue yet. Of course, they donít have a clue much of the time.
As I said. These storms are mostly Ďpopping upí and are gonna be heat dependent. As we get a storm, itíll cool and reduce chance of more storms. The rain will be heavy, but short. Itís spring in TN - every day has a chance of rain, but you canít let it dictate your plans or youíll stay home a lot on beautiful sunny days.
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Wed May 16, 2018 4:06 am quote
Re: Good Weather
Fuzzy wrote:
If you guys can change back you might want to reconsider bailing.
Like I said, I wish I could come, but I can't. The weather wasn't the only reason, just the one that finally reached the tipping point.

Among other reasons, I haven't gotten to be on my bike for more than 1/2 hour at a time yet this year. (Stupid salt-covered roads...) That does not prepare me well for 2 full days of riding. And my MP3 is still needing some stuff checked out and probably some work done, so I don't know that I'd be comfortable bringing it anyway.

Besides, because I wasn't going to be gone, when the worship leader at my church texted me he needed me to play guitar this week, I said yes, so now I'm committed there.

I look forward to seeing the pics and hearing the stories, but I won't be able to make it.

Mark
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Wed May 16, 2018 6:52 am quote
Sorry that you folks won't be there. The Pony will be there and if I get wet - I'll dry off and not melt.
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Wed May 16, 2018 6:54 am quote
ponydrvr wrote:
Sorry that you folks won't be there. The Pony will be there and if I get wet - I'll dry off and not melt.
your so sweet you will melt.
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Wed May 16, 2018 6:55 am quote
old as dirt wrote:
ponydrvr wrote:
Sorry that you folks won't be there. The Pony will be there and if I get wet - I'll dry off and not melt.
your so sweet you will melt.
oops my bag I thought it was Nor posting.

Pony is a sour old man.
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Wed May 16, 2018 7:28 am quote
Despite my concerns about the weather, I am still planning on making it tomorrow. Its a six hour drive so it wont be until five or six o'clock that I arrive. Still not sure which scoot I will bring, but probably the Silverwing - it does the best job of shedding rain!

The weather forecast has changed quite a lot since two days ago. Looks like Friday's rain won't be heavy, and Saturday will probably be mostly sunny. Good thing is that the temperature will be nice, unlike last weekend.
Molto Verboso
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Wed May 16, 2018 11:46 am quote
Grrr - I have to change bikes. Was doing a quick inspection and noticed my rt rear quarter panel was loose. Upon investigation I found 2 broken tabs - Iím lucky I didnít lose the whole panel on a ride, tho I guess it wouldnít matter, as itís now useless. It exposes too much wiring to the weather to risk riding it.

So, itíll be Chieftain or BV 350. Game time decision tomorrow - early favorite is BV, as it has a lot more dry storage available.
Molto Verboso
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Wed May 16, 2018 12:19 pm quote
old as dirt wrote:
Pony is a sour old man.


Am not! I'm a good ol'man.

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed May 16, 2018 5:44 pm quote
ponydrvr wrote:
old as dirt wrote:
Pony is a sour old man.


Am not! I'm a good ol'man.

Since when is being sour at odds with being good?

Is not Sourdough bread good?

Who doesn't like lemons?

Aren't sour balls good?

And if anyone doesn't think sour mash whiskey is good they can skip the first stop on the gathering.
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Thu May 17, 2018 4:42 am quote
Looks like a fine day for riding around Cumberland Plateau.



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Thu May 17, 2018 6:32 am quote
I hate to do it but I am going to join the ranks of the no-shows. Between the rotten weather, the long drive to get there and the thought of riding in the rain for two days, I decided that I would rather spend the day and the weekend with my wife in our dry and cozy home.

What solidified my decision to bail is that when I was about to load the scooter it started to pour! Looked like a sign to me (or would it be an omen?).

You guys be safe while you are riding.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu May 17, 2018 9:22 am quote
buddy19520 wrote:
I hate to do it but I am going to join the ranks of the no-shows. Between the rotten weather, the long drive to get there and the thought of riding in the rain for two days, I decided that I would rather spend the day and the weekend with my wife in our dry and cozy home.

What solidified my decision to bail is that when I was about to load the scooter it started to pour! Looked like a sign to me (or would it be an omen?).

You guys be safe while you are riding.
WIMP
Molto Verboso
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Thu May 17, 2018 9:27 am quote
I have adjusted the reservation at George Dickel to 5.

Decided on the Chieftain - loaded up and about ready to head out. appears to be a few storms to dodge. Humid as it can possibly be - ugh.
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Thu May 17, 2018 9:43 am quote
130 miles of dry check ride so far.
Molto Verboso
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Thu May 17, 2018 10:38 am quote
I made it to shelbyville bone dry, but there is a big cell between me and monteagle- Iím stopped for a while I think.
Molto Verboso
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Thu May 17, 2018 11:02 am quote
Made it to a Sonic before all hell broke loose. Hanging here for 45 minutes or so.
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Thu May 17, 2018 11:15 am quote
My current radar
Sent from my iPhone
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Thu May 17, 2018 11:41 am quote
The bridge pavement still dry.



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Thu May 17, 2018 11:46 am quote
When on a check ride, all parts must be experienced.

OAD - posted in case you wimp out.

Fuzzy gracefully offered to pay for the ice cream. I paid a $2 tip because that was all we ate. They asked Fuzzy if it was Senior scoops. He said that they were scoops and the guy at the table was a senior. Ice cream only cost 11 cents. At least thatís the way I heard it.



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Thu May 17, 2018 11:50 am quote
kevink wrote:
When on a check ride, all parts must be experienced.

OAD - posted in case you wimp out.

Fuzzy gracefully offered to pay for the ice cream. I paid a $2 tip because that was all we ate. They asked Fuzzy if it was Senior scoops. He said that they were scoops and the guy at the table was a senior. Ice cream only cost 11 cents. At least thatís the way I heard it.
Ice cream only $0.10 and then 10% tax added.
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Thu May 17, 2018 12:36 pm quote
Hope allyaíll have a great time and stay dry! Looking forward to the pictures!
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Thu May 17, 2018 1:12 pm quote
Had a shower and sun is out. Welcome to mountains. 😊



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Thu May 17, 2018 1:58 pm quote
Bike parking is full. Plenty here for a real gathering.



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Thu May 17, 2018 2:48 pm quote
I wonder if this is more powerful than Norís can of whoop-ass.



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Thu May 17, 2018 2:58 pm quote
well call me a wimp out, as i thought today was wed and thought I had another day left in this week. there is no way I can make it tomorrow.
Jake is doing better but he requires constant monitoring so he does not re-injure his disc again while its trying to heal. poor guy has to be on a leash just to go out and potty for the next 2 weeks. The meds he is on makes him go pee 3 times more than normal too.

Enjoy the ice cream stops fellas.
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Thu May 17, 2018 3:00 pm quote
I stand corrected. I was just told it as Norís can of ďshut the hell upĒ. My bad. Fuzzy says the sauce wonít shut you up.
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Fri May 18, 2018 9:55 am quote
Photo this morning at Dickel. Great tour and tasting. Posed for a pic but it didnít turn out very clear so to help identify riders starting on left.
OAD
Fuzzy
Nor and Keith
Kevin K
Buddy
Tennessee Sooner
Cubs King
Pony Driver.



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Fri May 18, 2018 10:10 am quote
Found a taker for OADís share of ice cream.



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Fri May 18, 2018 11:24 am quote
Weather in scottsboro turned nasty. The lack of clouds has raised the temperature to the low 80ís. Iíll have to open the windshield vent.
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Fri May 18, 2018 12:20 pm quote
"The Infamous Can"
kevink wrote:
I wonder if this is more powerful than Norís can of whoop-ass.
The power of "THE CAN" cannot be questioned! However, it is only used on very rare occasions, as necessary, of course!

"Blazin' rectums" though? It may be close, but I don't think it's quite that potent.

LOL and Ow!
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Fri May 18, 2018 12:43 pm quote
Re: "The Infamous Can"
Nor wrote:
kevink wrote:
I wonder if this is more powerful than Norís can of whoop-ass.
The power of "THE CAN" cannot be questioned! However, it is only used on very rare occasions, as necessary, of course!

"Blazin' rectums" though? It may be close, but I don't think it's quite that potent.

LOL and Ow!
Depends on what you do with the hot sauce!

Hope you guys stay dry. With all the rain we've had here, I didn't even want to drive the truck to get there let alone ride a scooter.
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Fri May 18, 2018 3:32 pm quote
Fuzzy wrote:
Photo this morning at Dickel. Great tour and tasting. Posed for a pic but it didnít turn out very clear so to help identify riders starting on left.
OAD
Fuzzy
Nor and Keith
Kevin K
Buddy
Tennessee Sooner
Cubs King
Pony Driver.
Wow, I made REALLY good time if I was there for the distillery tour and made it back in time to bust out the chainsaw and trim some trees at home this afternoon.

I made my own ice cream stop, since Whitey's is celebrating their 85th anniversary with 85 cent cones. Mmmmmm...

Mark
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Fri May 18, 2018 5:22 pm quote
Fuzzy wrote:
Found a taker for OADís share of ice cream.
a very deserving ice cream for those 2 for sure. Nothing better than seeing kids eat ice cream.
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Sat May 19, 2018 3:42 am quote
Fuzzy wrote:
Found a taker for OADís share of ice cream.
Cue the ďcreepy old guy taking snaps of little girlsĒ alert.

Seriously great ride yesterday. Rain only at the bitter end for about a mile or so. Heavy rain while we ate dinner, but we were totally dry.
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Sat May 19, 2018 8:00 am quote
It sucks that weíve had so much rain...



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Sat May 19, 2018 8:44 am quote
Ordered enough desert for everyone 😊



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Sat May 19, 2018 9:01 am quote
Missing a few folks. Weíre keeping your parking spaces open just in case you show up.



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Sat May 19, 2018 1:01 pm quote
Glad to see you are having a great time!
Wish I was there.
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Sat May 19, 2018 5:10 pm quote
Chez Wilson preparing Bananas Foster

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Sat May 19, 2018 5:13 pm quote
A new tradition is born! Bananas Fuzzy!
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