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Re: Temporary shout box.
« Reply #645 on: September 25, 2019, 12:40:31 PM »
Congrats Jim, I know how important the kids are to you. Hope the little one continues on a healthy track.

Speaking of health, the past month or so hasn't been so much for me. Still recovering from the shingles, not all gone yet, but 90% better than where it was. On top of that I got hit with a horrible head and chest cold. Combine the two and the last week has been a feeling of circling the drain. I missed my first local Govt Mule show in 20 years this past Friday, not a Cal Ripken Jr streak, but time to start another. All that said, hope everyone is hanging in there!

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« Reply #646 on: September 25, 2019, 01:35:17 PM »
Sorry you haven't been well.   You seem like the kind of guy who isn't often ill.

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« Reply #647 on: September 25, 2019, 02:55:13 PM »
I wouldn't say I get sick any more or less than others, but when I do I've been told I don't handle it well. I don't disagree with that opinion at all.

I was wrong about 20 yrs, last show I missed was Dec 2, 2005. I was however on the other side of the wall from the Byham, having a work holiday dinner. Dinner sucked, I remember that   >:D

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« Reply #648 on: September 25, 2019, 07:08:39 PM »
That cold going around lately is f
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« Reply #649 on: September 26, 2019, 08:33:31 AM »
Dude, very sorry to read about the shingles and the cold....  that would just suck.

My back/sciatic  is still a total mess.... but I have a new Dr. who has me functional and we have a game plan ... but riding in a car /sitting for more than an hour and walking more than a 100 yards are out of the question. but that's a big improvement of where the last Dr. left me. I sold one of my motorcycles and my trailer, and the other bike is going up this week. They've been sitting for almost two years and they need to run. First time in over 30 years there's not been at least a one bike in the garage. It was time to turn that page... 
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Re: Temporary shout box.
« Reply #650 on: September 26, 2019, 10:46:13 AM »
I'll take the cold/shingles over the sciatica any day. Jim, crossing my fingers the new Dr helps you out.

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« Reply #651 on: September 26, 2019, 11:08:36 AM »
Jim, I'm really sorry to hear that.   I know those bikes are a part of you.

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« Reply #652 on: September 26, 2019, 04:09:50 PM »
Hey guys,
Just back from Wright Brothers Monument visit in Kill Devil Hills.  We are vacationing in Waves, NC after our Ocracoke reservation got washed away by hurricane Dorian.  Weather has been ideal, no rain and temps in the mid 80s until today.  It's 90 put there so we took a break from the beach.

Jim,  hope the back improves.  You can always find another bike and give it the use they deserve.

Scorp,  probably getting a shingles vaccine sometime.  You're not the first person to recommend it.  And that doesn't count Terry Bradshaw.

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« Reply #653 on: September 30, 2019, 06:14:27 PM »
Well yesterday i sadly watched as my Honda Valkyrie drive away on a trailer on its way to a new home. Listed the bike on Friday and had $ in hand Sunday morning....with full disclosure of possible idle issue. Sold it for $300 more than my "friend" was suppose to pay me before he started playing games. I still have a pile of parts to sell, but have cleared over $1000 in parts already!
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Re: Valkyrie went to a new home
« Reply #654 on: September 30, 2019, 07:08:28 PM »
Well yesterday i sadly watched as my Honda Valkyrie drive away on a trailer on its way to a new home. Listed the bike on Friday and had $ in hand Sunday morning....with full disclosure of possible idle issue. Sold it for $300 more than my "friend" was suppose to pay me before he started playing games. I still have a pile of parts to sell, but have cleared over $1000 in parts already!

That's good.  8)

That's sad.    :(

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« Reply #655 on: September 30, 2019, 07:39:31 PM »
How's the saying go? Better to love and have lost than never loved at all. Here's to hoping you get better enough to ride again.

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« Reply #656 on: October 01, 2019, 07:41:23 AM »
Major sadness.  Can you ride a three wheeler?
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« Reply #657 on: October 01, 2019, 09:36:31 AM »
could hardly get on and off the bike pushing it out of the garage.... it's sitting that crushes me... but I can stand for hours lol
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« Reply #658 on: October 01, 2019, 09:57:32 AM »
could hardly get on and off the bike pushing it out of the garage.... it's sitting that crushes me... but I can stand for hours lol

You need to get a Segway to tool around on.   They look like they are a hoot.

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« Reply #659 on: October 01, 2019, 02:06:36 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion  lol  not quite the same joy as the 100+ track days and the 100,000s miles of corners we use to strafe on Sunday  mornings. Like Bob Seger sang... time to "turn the page".  I did it before moving to Pittsburgh when I use to race catamarans on an Olympic level... and before that I use to compete in Tai kick boxing (called Bondo) ....  I'll find something that will occupy body, mind and soul or at least two of the three!
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