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20+ hours to get there and back for a v90? No one ever said we were the smart ones. But, price was more than right and all the rare bits were there including the left hand switch and switch cover. Battery door too! It's pretty unmolested as evidenced by the OG full tap and reflectors. Has compression. Glad Mark was up for shenanigans... also glad I coincidentally have Monday off.

Will update the marathon roadie in real time with.... IDK? ...comparisons of gas station bathrooms on the route? Will think of something, updates will be more to help pass the miles than anything. T minus 12 hours to launch.

Mark found this DotD so a hat tip for passing it my way! And a bigger thanks for suggesting we roadie and grab it.
if the stock photo fits....
if the stock photo fits....
Seller says zero rust. Hoping the oxidation will come out.
Seller says zero rust. Hoping the oxidation will come out.
A couple hickeys, but a cheap find.
A couple hickeys, but a cheap find.
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Bonus points for 20 hours with neck issues in a car
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May well be in traction by the time we make it back.
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If so we may have to chip in for ham for you
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Which one of you two has the most embarrassing song on your phone/radio? Britney Spears? Justin Bieber?
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"Ooh, I love this track"
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*deletes all Madonna tracks*
Promptly sends mark all the Madonna tracks.
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Oh this is gonna be good đź‘Ť
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If so we may have to chip in for ham for you
no hams for birbs till he finishes the SS180!!
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So Birbs and his soon-to-be-ex-friend Mark are driving 20 hours across some of the most boring terrain on the planet. This should be good!

Are y'all going to take the Southern Route through Abilene or the Northern Route through Amarillo?

If you go through Amarillo you can stop off at the Big Texan Steakhouse (free 72 oz steak if eaten in one hour!) and take a peek at Palo Duro Canyon. If you go through Abilene...well...you'll have been to Abeline, but you don't have to tell anyone.

Either way, take whichever vehicle has the best air conditioning, because it's hot as hell out there in the Permian basin right now. 105+.

Oh, and it's more like 26 hours round trip, so you'll have plenty of time to celebrate Michael Bolton's entire catalog!
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*deletes all Madonna tracks*
If you get desperate, You could always play that U2 album that was forced upon every Apple product and is un-deletable
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a left turn at Al B Q Q would wind you up nearly at Kajiit.

just saying.
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So will there be a livestream of this trip?
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3:30am

Oh my god it's early…
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3:30am

Oh my god it's early…
Dr. The Mrs. Birbs put a tracker on you. Express intention of such was that neither you nor mark were to come to Cali under guise of "going to, like pick up a bike in like a state away and it's totally cool and we'll be right back"

Dr Mrs the greasy was given a heads up about such. And thus Immediately poured out all the gin, and shitty vodka. Called Popeyes to alert them just in case. And issued a BOLO over at vons with Claudia the night manager.

I have been sequestered.

No seriously I can't find my wallet or keys. And like, all my left shoes are gone. Even the nice ones!

God speed, hombres. Some times we're all just material girls living in a material world
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So will there be a livestream of this trip?
It's on only fans.

Sadly, subscription required.
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There's lots of ham.
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There's lots of ham.
Catching me flat footed. I has no cheeky hams to post back!

Vons is still open…
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In Dallas…
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DFW?

C'mon, that's like most of a days drive to Kajiit

Pluots, strawberries, carne asada, cold beer.

Y'all so close!

We all need that lucky star.
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Just at Dallas….


I offer gas station art:
The title of that particular work is, "You and me are like fat thighs; we always stick together."

How appropops.
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Somewhere in Texas…
South of Amarillo north of Memphis.
The other Memphis.
The other Memphis.
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Ssss Gooo!
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Somewhere in Texas…
South of Amarillo north of Memphis.
You were just a little past Polaska (the "o" is silent), the no-longer-a-town where my dad was born. You could see the foundation of the house he was born in as you went by on 287 if you'd known to look.

So if my calculations are correct, then they should now be right about here...
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Never knew P'laska existed! And thanks g-man for your musical stylings. Appreesh.

Finally outta Tejas…. Gawh

Keeping an eye out for carton coyotes and roadrunners.
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Step one: leave Texas
Step two: head directly to Kajiit
Step three: booze
Step four: convene others
Step five: more booze
Step six: ???
Step seven: profit

I'm there's carne asada in there somewhere.

Meep, meep! Let's goooo!
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^^^^

This!


Ok target acquired.

Needs a little more help than we hoped. But that's part of the game.
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Don't they always? Good job securing the package….
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She Purdy hope her skirts are inside
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Don't forget to bring the doors inside the car with you. Lots of bumps from there to home.
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I was hoping it was going to be in the basement of the Alamo.
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I flippin love this! Road trip for scooter - awesome!
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Love the color. Great experience for an awesome smallframe!
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And if they drive overnight, they'll get home just in time to go to work tomorrow!
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