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Offline Fred_Harmon_TX

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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #75 on: April 13, 2015, 06:32:59 pm »
The Mystery flower has been identified.

It is a Ornamental Peony Poppy (Papaver paeoniflorum)
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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #76 on: April 13, 2015, 08:27:36 pm »
My first Wildflower ride, and first COG event. 

Had a great time and enjoyed meeting some wonderful people. 

Marty, you did a great job.

I would also like to thank George for leading me around the 3 sisters, 335 was my favorite. 

Jim brought up the rear and we had a great lunch at Leaky. 

My son (12) is already asking when he can get a bike.  I will have to teach him some patience. 

thanks everyone for making it a great weekend!
Love the change

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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #77 on: April 14, 2015, 12:31:24 am »
Yeah Bob, it was great having you and Josh there this time.  :great:
And stop buying me meals! LOL  We're good!!!

On another note, Bob Ohm (sp?) from Wisconsin said he goes by Bugslayer on the forums, but I found him listed as Rohm.  He is COG #5053 since 2001, has zero posts though, and hasn't logged in here since Feb 10 or so.  I sent him a PM, but I doubt he'll find it very soon since he isn't a frequent visitor. Just wanting to check up on him.  Bob Smith, did you see him any in Austin? That was where he was hoping to get a tire.  Just curious if he made it there safely. 
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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #78 on: April 14, 2015, 12:52:29 pm »
Pamela and I had a great time visiting with everyone! The flowers were phenomenal this year!!!!

If you have any pictures for the newsletter, please PM me and we will work out getting them published.

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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #79 on: April 14, 2015, 01:50:18 pm »
I had a great time despite the rain. Got to visit with my extended family. Heck me and Ted even kept our parking lot
mechanic string in tact by tweaking  his handlebar setup. And yes the flowers were awesome. And we even got about surprise from a very lucky turkey who almost made the ultimate sacrifice.
"Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug" Get used to it cause thats life !!!

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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #80 on: April 14, 2015, 02:30:12 pm »
Yep, I got to admit, Jim's a heck of a Turkey Hunter.

(I never lie, but "occasionally" I have to clarify a story a bit)   ;)
So, here's "The Rest of the Story"..

Now, (as ya'll know) Most hunters use a gun.
Not Jim!!      Ole' Jim tries to get em' with his head!  :whoo:

There we wuz, a-riding thru the twisties.
  Up ahead we saw a turkey...
     (That bird was in the take off mode, and wuz about head high).
Jim aimed his Connie right at it,, and accelerated!!  :bravo_2:
    (I wuz impressed!)
(I swear, that bird squinted his eyes and flapped harder)!!
Jim made a zag at him, 
 (At the last instant,,,,,)  that Kamikaze bird flared, and zigged the other way..
Wuz, a near miss...

   Heck-of-a-man, that Jim..   :rotflmao:


Traditionally, (during the Wildflower) we take someone's bike apart in the parking lot.

I had a set of Murph's Wedges under my bars (to move the bars closer and to change the angle).
 They worked as advertised, and had some definite advantages, (but also narrowed the bars 1").
Jim suggested removing the wedges (to make the bars wider).
Sed, he thought I would like it better. (But, I thought he just wanted to wrench on my new bike)....   :-\

Anywooo,,,  he eventually convinced me. (and we had to fulfill the tradition anyway)
Sooooo, we got out the tools and commenced changin' parts..
  (I wuz a bit nervous with him a-grinnin' and turnin' wrenches)...
     But it worked out and we got-er-done...

Turns out, he was right.   The wider set up "was" more comfortable for me.
(Don't tell anyone I sed that)   :-[

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Re: Wildflower Ride 2015
« Reply #81 on: April 14, 2015, 02:39:54 pm »
Sorry  :'(  but your string has been broken.

You did not fix another attendees broken bike, you only made an adjustment to one of your bikes.     :nananana:

I guess the two of you will need to start another string next year.   :)

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