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This is a discussion on ROTR8 - Stories/Observations/Pics within the ROTR (Ride On The Ridge) forums, part of the General Forums category; Originally Posted by GUMP 1) Seems that BLURPLE is NOT the most popular color. 2) SERP's helmet and a view of Suzi's new "stripes". 3) ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUMP View Post
    1) Seems that BLURPLE is NOT the most popular color.

    2) SERP's helmet and a view of Suzi's new "stripes".

    3) Another shot of Friday's early break.
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    a) I can not be held accountable for knowing the contents of a 9-year stock tool kit which I have never used ... and practice makes perfect for chain adjustment, that's what I always say.

    b) I don't know if Gump touched up the picture but it looks good in all the same shade of red. But then again all red looks the same to me. It all just looks like brown or green except a little redder. (Check out http://colorvisiontesting.com/what%2...ople%20see.htm)

    c) How come the back of my head always looks like there's no hair on it? You guys need better cameras or something.

    Glad to hear back from everybody. It was great seeing all you goofs again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUMP View Post

    It is good to hear that everyone is back safely and also good to know that Stan and Jenner had a good day. Now I have a case of the "what if's". Second guessing my choice to leave when I did... Oh well.... It was a good time just the same.
    Yeah... uh, no longer second guessing my decision to leave yesterday. It is raining here in Lynchburg and to all points west of here. I'd have been in the rain the entire trip home with a church obligation immediately upon arrival!! So, it all worked out as best it could.

    Had a blast. It was nice to see the "regulars" and wonderful to meet new folks again this year. Hopefully they, too, will become "regulars".

    A quick picture to stay on topic.... Rob supervising Kelly's chain adjustment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelly View Post
    c) How come the back of my head always looks like there's no hair on it? You guys need better cameras or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUMP View Post
    Is this any better?
    YES Gump!! Now that's what I'm talkin about. Glad to see you got your camera settings adjusted properly for the second download..

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    At the end of the day Friday, there were only 7 left standing. Jon and the Craig clan headed home mid-day, and Serp and his 2 buddies left first thing in the morning. John on the Katana was out of commission for the day. This is what the field was down to Friday after the ride- Bikes are from L to R: CJs Z1K, Gump's ZR-7S, Jenner's FZ-1, Brandon's SV650S, Stan's F800S, my ZR-7S, and Rob's Z1K. By the way, you can't really see it from here, but awesome paint job on the Z1K, CJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonF View Post
    In this pic we have Berto, Tom B, Andrew, Vera, Ann, Kent, OA, and the rest of the group that usually show up.
    Thanks, Jon!

    This was the first time ever I cancelled a road trip due to bad weather. I was so much looking forward to trying out my new rain gear.
    But it would have not been safe to leave a bad thunderstorm and high winds.
    Next year I will be back again (hopefully).

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    A short story from ROTR8:

    Wednesday afternoon the Craig clan (Craig, Craig Jr., and Danny (Craig's son-in-law)) and I are checking into the motel. The Craig clan was staying in one room and I was staying in another room.

    Craig's group is right in front of me checking in. Three pretty big dudes standing there. OK, well two big dudes and Craig. So Craig says three will be staying in the room, and he is proceeding to sign whatever papers for the room. The guy behind the desk looks at all three and feels obligated to say "you're aware that there's only two beds in this room, right?"

    Then an awkward silence that fell upon the lobby for a few short seconds as the lobby clerk and the Craigs looked at each other. Somewhat of a "are you guys *** or what" showdown if you will.

    After an uncomfortable few seconds Craig gathers his brain together and tells the clerk that this guy (as he pats his son on the back) is his son and that everything is cool. Craig Jr. quickly confirms this by loud "yeah... yeah... that right, this is my dad" so everybody in the lobby and any people behind the desk in the office could hear him.

    So everybody starts laughing and everything is cool. So it seemed. But then the guy behind the desk takes it to the next level with the "hey, I don't care what you all do, I was just telling you it was only two beds". And more dialogue ensued and more laughter.

    He didn't believe them. I wouldn't either.

    After they were done checking in and walking out the lobby door, Craig Jr. make some kind of smart a$$ remark about MY sleeping arrangements in a bad German accent, so I quickly turned and told the clerk that those guys weren't really related. He laughed uncomfortably again. He reiterated that he didn't care what people did in their own rooms and "not that there's anything wrong with that", quoting an old Seinfeld episode.

    So there we have it. Maybe you had to be there. But funny stuff as far as I'm concerned.

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    Looks like fun, guys. Sorry I couldn't make it this year.
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    I figured out how we missed our turn on the second day onto hwy88 (in case anyone cares at this point.) We were still in Tennessee when we passed hwy 67 which less than two miles later becomes hwy 88 in north Carolina. Probably on a paper map it didn't show cause its such a small stretch before becoming 88. Anyhoo.. just in case anyone was interested (I was bored and looked up where we went on google maps.)
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    Had a great time at ROTR. No pucker moments for me. In fact I am pretty impressed with myself at how steady my breathing and heart rate were on those roads. Well thats not true. The Katana guy was def up my pooper for a short while before I flagged him to pass me on Saturday. Can't say that was a bad decision because he almost took JR out by following too close behind him. Which would be a major factor why he crashed. He hit the brakes to avoid hitting JR instead of setting up for the next turn on the first switchback going down the mountain on 16.

    Anyway, Def an absolute pleasure seeing some my old friends from last year and making a few new ones!

    Here are some pics I don't think anyone else has posted yet. Such as the fabulous kiddie pool (cough) I mean high class fountain that was put together sometime on friday. Also is a few pics of the sunrise just outside of Wytheville Saturday morning. Def one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. My camera couldn't handle the bright sun in a few of them. I am sure that could be photoshoped out.
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