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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #50 on: April 05, 2015, 01:13:27 pm »
Rain??   
Ride anyway!!!!   ;)

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Jim I saw that!!!


Forecast is nothing like Big Bend!!!!! We all had some great riding in spite of a nasty cutoff low there.

Isolated air mass showers on Friday, Saturday might see an afternoon isolated shower.

It is April and the wildflowers are spectacular from the reports I have been able to peruse:

http://www.wildflowerhaven.com/

Quit killing my zen and just put rain gear in the panniers............in case

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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2015, 02:19:49 pm »
The flowers are sure kicking up around Austin. 
I can't remember a Wildflower year without rain or at least the threat of it.
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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2015, 03:16:47 pm »
Diane and I plan to be there. We will be praying for favorable weather. Wildflowers around here are great. All reports I've seen say this will be a banner year. We usually find the best flower areas are in around Llano, Burnett, and Mason.
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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2015, 05:18:31 pm »
FYI, as best I can recollect, this is the 16th year in a row for this event, and more like 18 if you count back to when Popeye first had it at the old Sands Hotel in Kerrville. If my memory is correct, the first year we had it at the RiverInn was 1999.
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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2015, 07:37:15 pm »
Speaking of Popeye.
Has anyone heard from him?

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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #55 on: April 06, 2015, 07:40:04 pm »
Speaking of Popeye.
Has anyone heard from him?

Ride safe, Ted

I haven't heard from him for several years now.
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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #57 on: April 06, 2015, 09:17:32 pm »
http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,57579.msg435631.html#msg435631

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Rev/everyone;;  "this year".. The Wildflower Rita's are in honor of Popeye!!     ;)

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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #58 on: April 07, 2015, 12:58:33 am »
I thought everyone knew.
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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2015, 12:29:42 pm »
http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,57579.msg435631.html#msg435631

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Rev/everyone;;  "this year".. The Wildflower Rita's are in honor of Popeye!!     ;)

Ride safe, Ted


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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #60 on: April 08, 2015, 11:37:45 pm »
Well, bummer.  Not gonna be able to make it again this year.  Too much cr@p going on around the hacienda to break free this weekend.  I sure miss riding that part of Texas.

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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #61 on: April 09, 2015, 12:24:15 pm »
My buddy,Hub, who lives in Kerrville says it's wet there now and is forecast wet and rain the next five days. My wife has been sick for a week... We thought she was doing better yesterday and would make the trip, but today she's finally gone to the doctor for some help. She isn't going to make the trip. I'm still going to make it, but even after tires and tags and insurance and stickers and needed seat covers, I'm tempted to just bring the car. Was hoping to head up today, but circumstances kind of push it back to tomorrow.

Definitely gonna bigger a Margarita weekend.

EDIT TO ADD:
Definitely gonna BE a Margarita weekend.  Originally posted from my tablet and the spell checker on it is merciless. Also it's BEADED eat cover. ROBERT has offered to let me trailer with him if I wait until 2:00 tomorrow.  It's tempting, but it would mean not being able to give Ted as much grief.  I just don't know. LOL
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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #62 on: April 09, 2015, 12:31:09 pm »
I'm going to put the bike on the trailer today. Leave tomorrow morning.

If it rains all weekend,, it might set on the trailer, but if we get any break,,, I'm riding.

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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #63 on: April 09, 2015, 12:35:40 pm »
Well, was heading down today, but everything has gone south(no pun intended).  Maybe I'll try again next year--again.   Going to Cliff's ride in a couple of weeks, so might see some of you there?  Ride safe..

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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #64 on: April 10, 2015, 01:27:48 pm »
Just wondering how many people are trailering their bikes.? Thinking about putting mine on the trailer due to weather.
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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #65 on: April 10, 2015, 02:04:20 pm »
Mine is on the trailer.
Leaving Houston in an hour.

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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #66 on: April 10, 2015, 03:45:29 pm »
loaded up on the trailer and leaving now.
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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #67 on: April 11, 2015, 01:23:51 pm »
Day 2 Wildflower.
Woo Hoo!
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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #68 on: April 12, 2015, 09:41:43 pm »
loaded up on the trailer and leaving now.

NukeWorker,,, Enjoyed riding with you!
Little bit wet, but I needed a bath anyway.

Just got home.
Good time was had by all....I think 36 were at the BBQ...

Doug, you shoulda been there.
  I had to grill the Jalapeno's...  (No one got sick)

Headed for Cliff's/Arkansas in 2 weeks.

See ya'll there.

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #69 on: April 12, 2015, 09:54:15 pm »
Thanks Texas,  we had a great time and are already planning next year.  :)Rev,  you're the best  :beerchug:
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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #70 on: April 12, 2015, 10:33:47 pm »
Yall rocked!
Thanks Matt.  We had fun.  Didn't get to ride much, but we had a great time as always.  Looking forward to Cortez.  Mama has a new helmet for that trip. LOL
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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #71 on: April 12, 2015, 11:52:52 pm »
I added some flower photos from this years trip at the end of this gallery.

http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/wildflowerride

Here are some more from this weekend.









This is a mystery flower we saw on hwy 152. I've never seen it before, and only saw a few of them.  Can anyone identify it?



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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #72 on: April 13, 2015, 12:14:02 am »
Way to go, Marty! This was a great event. It was great to see so many COG folks in one place. It was also great to get to know them better. I enjoyed a nice ride home today. No rain! And, this was my first COG event with no incidents! No crash. No car trouble. Nice!
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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #73 on: April 13, 2015, 06:34:34 am »
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Bigfoot Jim, it was great to meet you.  I look forward to spending more time on the road with you one day.  Blessings!  I'm glad you made it home safe.

I hope someone hears from Bob Ohm (sic).  His tire is in bad shape and I pray he makes it to a new one safely.  If anyone hears, please let me know. All the way from Wisconsin for the Wildflower... he's my new hero.   :beerchug:
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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #74 on: April 13, 2015, 11:37:06 am »
Thanks, Chuck. It was great to meet you as well. Maybe we can ride together in Cortez.

That blows me away that Bob came all of the way from Wisconsin. Wow!
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