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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #225 on: August 14, 2014, 14:00:32 PM »
Pilgrim and GreenBarn going on a shopping trip
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #226 on: August 14, 2014, 15:19:15 PM »
  An absolute jewel, here in Maggie Valley: The Wheels Through Time Museum is incredible. If you like motorcycles at all, then spending 4 or 5 hours here will be a great time. Everything you might imagine, and more. They even started some of the 100 year old bikes for us while we were here! Everything runs....
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #227 on: August 15, 2014, 16:39:13 PM »
Friday 8/15/2014  :o
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #228 on: August 15, 2014, 16:41:48 PM »
8/15/2014 :o
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #229 on: August 15, 2014, 20:11:26 PM »
Ya just had to mention it....thanks. My right shoulder has a torn rotator cuff, and while making a slow (walking speed) left turn, it locked up mid turn and I wound up gently laying the bike on it's right side. Shoulder feels better, now, and there is no damage to the bike.....She just had to mention it..............
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #230 on: August 15, 2014, 23:17:16 PM »
D1 - yes we're eating well-(except for Troll - he just eats salads). Wish you were here.

Troll - you dumped your bike? I hadn't heard about that.
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #231 on: August 16, 2014, 06:54:25 AM »
gggg's Troll.... don't take it so personally  :o ... I am just glad you weren't hurt....  :D

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« Reply #232 on: August 16, 2014, 06:57:53 AM »
8/15/2014
Chief and One of our Patriot Guard who had our "backs" during the ride... Thank you again Chief that was an awesome ride.. best one of the rally IMHO....
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #233 on: August 16, 2014, 13:46:35 PM »
GB wish I was there as well bud . Hoping to make next year's .

Troll glad to hear your alright . Maybe add some spinach in them there salads you've been eating , for strength .
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #234 on: August 16, 2014, 17:00:20 PM »
Muscle relaxer and ice over night..you know how old people are, and I'm fine this morning. We did a 103 miles of twistys, and I feel great!
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #235 on: August 16, 2014, 22:16:57 PM »
Beautiful country there; wish I was there....maybe next year.....
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #236 on: August 17, 2014, 11:20:30 AM »
Home sweet home...had an awesome Drift-In.  Great picture Troll -of you at the highest.
Looking forward to next year's Drift-In in Pikeville, KY.  8)
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #237 on: August 17, 2014, 11:43:34 AM »
a few pics...
1. Greenbarn and Chief...the host of this years Drift-In.
2. Troll -ready to ride
3.Drifters as far as you can see
4. Moms...a good place to eat...or pee behind  ::)
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #238 on: August 17, 2014, 15:31:23 PM »
Pilgrim must be home.  I have about 50 miles to go. Stopped for a break to rest.  Safe travels to all.
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #239 on: August 17, 2014, 16:05:21 PM »
Left at 0430 this morning from Maggie Valley and got in about 3:15 pm. Wheeled my 800 out to curb to not wake you guys up. Had to get ot of the Smokies and beat the Sunday traffic back to DC and Baltimore. All good with no breakdowns or hiccups. The 800 just did a steady 70-75 MPH per speedo and had no issues. Can't ask for more. Only thing that was consistent was that after 500 miles of highway, I could hear the chain. Happened when I arrived at Maggie Valley when I finally slowed down (so lubed it then) and is evident now that I am home again. Anecdotally (because we are without tach....no issues with the stock gearing....lost a few MPG when doing over 70, but engine never sounded or felt overworked...just roared out of the roadhouse).

It was a pleasure to spend some time with Pilgrim, GB and Troll. Some interesting dynamics at the Drift-in between founders, company sponsors and hosts. As someone said to me: "People are who they are!" I agree. All in all had a great time. Enjoyed the bikes, the rides, the museum (wheels thru time) and the people. Again, Drift1 and Ratman....you were missed. It was a treat to see "Olive" close up. Some photos including a line up on the Blue Ridge Parkway (you will recognize Troll's 1500); some shots in the museum to understand why you could spend a long time there; a stop outside Juke Box Junction and the 800s during judging (the 2005 to the left of my black 2003 got best 800).

Hope GB and Troll make it home safely. Thanks all. Glad I made it. Have to get back to a regular diet after all that home style southern cooking!

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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #240 on: August 17, 2014, 18:12:25 PM »
Enjoying the picks, guys and gals!  Post more!  And so glad to hear of each rider getting home safely, the last few should be checking in soon…

Time and family considerations didn't allow us to make it this year, but we'll try our best for next year's Drift-In.  The good news on our home front is that I (the Bride) was finally able (after 10 months of mods, including different boots lol) to get out and ride my 800, Princess…so 2beers on Blue and I on Princess celebrated Drift-In 2014 with two days of short, but successful, rides  8)

Safe Travels to all!!!

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« Reply #241 on: August 17, 2014, 18:22:32 PM »
Greenbarn and I left at about 06:30 this morning. We had rain and nasty cool weather. I called him from a McDonalds in Indiana, he made it home about 17:00. Here's a few shots I took this morning while everyone was getting going.   It was about 60 and pretty foggy, and so was the weather!   Last picture is a shot of my odometer at about noon today. 2,000 miles since Monday morning, and I put on another 220 since I took the picture. 500 left for tomorrow.
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« Reply #242 on: August 17, 2014, 20:19:17 PM »
Yep, I made it home about 17:15 EST, after leaving at 07:30 EST (the 06:30 was Troll's CST).  About 480 miles today.  After the rain through Lexington, it cleared up about halfway to Cincinnati, and it was dry (but overcast) the rest of the trip.  Glad to be home.  Hope everyone else makes it with no issues.

I haven't downloaded and sorted all my pics yet,  but here's an obligatory "FENDERS" shot....
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #243 on: August 18, 2014, 01:56:38 AM »
Great to meet Troll, greenbarn, and Pilgrim at the Drift-in.  If I missed anyone else from the board, sorry I don't know your screen name or we didn't connect.

Here's a few shots.

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« Reply #244 on: August 18, 2014, 04:07:59 AM »
DC - Recognized your bike once home and on-line again. I make it a habit not to be connected during my free time adventures. I thought GB mentioned looking for you when we first got there....so same for me....sorry for not connecting, but agree with all your comments. Nice after hours shots....like the parked bikes in a row.
GB - Your obligatory fender shot....nice!
Troll - Found the rubber passenger foot peg "caps" for the 800 on-line and have already ordered same from www.kawasakipartshouse.com under "frame fittings." Just finding out about that missing part on my machine was worth the price of admission to the Drift-In.
Glad everyone made it home safe....ride on.
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« Reply #245 on: August 18, 2014, 10:59:24 AM »
Marc, like we discussed, another option for those covers is a lug nut cover for semi wheels - that is IF you want something more "blingy" than the black rubber.  There are lots of variations - either the plain-jane-ordinary type or there are several options available.  Google "semi chrome lug  covers" or something, and you can see quite a few.  If I remember, the measurements on the bike are about 1 1/4", but that needs verified.
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #246 on: August 18, 2014, 14:40:52 PM »
DC - Recognized your bike once home and on-line again. I make it a habit not to be connected during my free time adventures. I thought GB mentioned looking for you when we first got there....so same for me....sorry for not connecting, but agree with all your comments. Nice after hours shots....like the parked bikes in a row.


Same here.  I wasn't connected.  Didn't really have any time to check message boards or emails.  The wife I took with me wanted to keep checking out stores most of the time in the surrounding towns.

Well, maybe at the next Drift-in, if I can make it.
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« Reply #247 on: August 18, 2014, 16:09:38 PM »
DC - No worries
GB - Good thought...will give them a look.
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #248 on: August 18, 2014, 16:18:01 PM »
  Arrived home at 3:30 Monday afternoon...2,677 miles! I really should have bought a Drifter YEARS ago....AND....right at the Janesville WI exit of 1-90....
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« Reply #249 on: August 18, 2014, 16:24:01 PM »
 ;) cool....
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