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I thought it would be fun to read about our riding adventures.

I got out today and rode 54 miles on my Yamaha 850XS. The sky was blue and it was a warm 62 degrees afternoon, just right for the first ride of the year. The bike fired right up and ran like a champ no problems after sitting in the garage for 3 months. I buy my gas from a place that has 100% gas, no ethanol. I rode alone as I do most of the time. I have several routes, I call them laps, than I ride. Today's was on the river road run that is nice with a lot of curves and scenic views of the lake. The roads are all two lane and not very much traffic. The posted speed limits are 45 but on my bike 60 feels just right. Some of this is why I love to ride in the country; number of red lights 1, no. of cars I needed to pass 1, cars that passed me 0, cop cars 0, curves in the road many, smiles on my face - all the time. I didn't want to come home but the sun was going down and so was the temperature so I returned to my nest. I can't tell you how great that ride made me feel. Hell, I don't need to , you already know. Get busy riding my brothers and sisters and let's hear about it. Photos would be great too.
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Just got done working night shift. It's Sunny out right now here in Wisconsin. If it's still that way when I wake up at noon I will jump on the Indian and ride it up to Tomahawk, for the motorcycle rally.
Rode the motorcycle up to Tomahawk Saturday afternoon. There was a light drizzle in town when I went through. There were quite a few motorcycles and people there.
Took highway 107 from Tomahawk back to Merrill Wisconsin. 22 miles miles I never passed one single motorcycle and met only 5 bikes heading the other direction. 30 years ago I would have blasted by dozens motorcycles on that road at that time of day, and I would have met just as many bikes heading the other direction. 178 mile round trip, I've rode farther to by a pound of cheddar cheese and a container of Pete's Mustard, from the Springside Cheese Factory, over by Oconto Falls.
The Tomahawk Run, seems to have become another trailer your motorcycle, unload your motorcycle, ride it and park it on Main Street, then walk around styling your ATGATT festival. People don't seem to actually like to ride their motorcycles anymore. Very sad.
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The wife and I took my late Father-in-law's Road King Custom out for the 2022 Ride for the Cure (Pediatric Brain Tumor Association) benefit ride in Montgomery, Tx. He passed in February from a brain tumor and he was the one that got me started on two wheels, so it was a tough day. I'd guestimate there were about 200 bikes, give or take, there for the ride.

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The wife and I took my late Father-in-law's Road King Custom out for the 2022 Ride for the Cure (Pediatric Brain Tumor Association) benefit ride in Montgomery, Tx. He passed in February from a brain tumor and he was the one that got me started on two wheels, so it was a tough day. I'd guestimate there were about 200 bikes, give or take, there for the ride

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The wife and I took my late Father-in-law's Road King Custom out for the 2022 Ride for the Cure (Pediatric Brain Tumor Association) benefit ride in Montgomery, Tx. He passed in February from a brain tumor and he was the one that got me started on two wheels, so it was a tough day. I'd guestimate there were about 200 bikes, give or take, there for the ride.

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A good way to pay your respects and remember him. Tough day but well done. Some Happy Memories you will have.
 

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A good way to pay your respects and remember him. Tough day but well done. Some Happy Memories you will have.
Thanks. The HD was something he wanted for most of his life (He had a few Japanese cruisers before) and he finally bought this one brand new off the showroom floor. Unfortunately due to the work he put in for his family, he was only able to put 5200 miles on it in 15 years, but most of those miles were with his baby girl, my wife, sitting on the back seat. She is still so heartbroken, but hopefully we can continue making memories with it and hopefully I can pass it down to my kiddos one day. Even though we used to jokingly trash talk about Harley vs Indian, he did pick, IMO, one of the best looking models HD has out out in the past 20 years 😁👍.
 

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Thanks. The HD was something he wanted for most of his life (He had a few Japanese cruisers before) and he finally bought this one brand new off the showroom floor. Unfortunately due to the work he put in for his family, he was only able to put 5200 miles on it in 15 years, but most of those miles were with his baby girl, my wife, sitting on the back seat. She is still so heartbroken, but hopefully we can continue making memories with it and hopefully I can pass it down to my kiddos one day. Even though we used to jokingly trash talk about Harley vs Indian, he did pick, IMO, one of the best looking models HD has out out in the past 20 years 😁👍.
Totally understand where you are coming from. I have had medical issues and have learnt it is very important to do things each day that give you happy memories for others. Enjoy the HD and let your wife also enjoy her happy memories of the times with Dad on the HD. You are also making new memories on the bike with each other. Enjoy the day.
 

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I rode from Massachusetts to Maryland to pick up my brother and head south. 12 days, 3119 miles, 12 states, and an Atlanta Braves baseball game. In our Tour of Honor endeavor I visited eighteen 911 memorials, 11 helicopters, 5 Gold Star Family memorials, 13 Veteran’s Cemeteries, 7 K9 memorials, 5 Doughboy memorials and 6 State TOH sites. We rode The “Tail of the Dragon” and the “Cherohala Skyway”, along with a few hundred other miles of twisty roads in the Smokey Mountains. A visit to the “Wheels Through Time” museum in Maggie Valley, NC is well worth it. This is an area I would definitely like to return to. Also need a lot more time the next time I visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps Looking forward to my next riding trip with my brother, wherever that may be.
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Flying out to Colorado today to start a eight day run thru Colorado, New Mexico. a smidget of Texas, Arizona and Utah.
Well if you're not already here I'll tell ya it's absolutely gorgeous weather out here right now! Quite a bit of fog this morning near the foothills but thats all gone now
 
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