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Re: Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
« Reply #255 on: May 26, 2017, 01:48:54 pm »
limey, you help the group in so many ways....you certainly inspired me. 


DirtDad, you succumbed? :)

I don't partake often, but when I do, it is with the best of gents. Still, I shall not succumb until another Limey moment. lol

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Re: Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
« Reply #256 on: May 26, 2017, 03:06:13 pm »
There is something about drinking good scotch from a small disposable cup that just made it impossible for me to avoid bringing  some home.   

Yes, I succumbed. 
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Re: Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
« Reply #257 on: May 26, 2017, 06:45:18 pm »
Why can't you remember? :)
Limey you should be able to remember. Snake drank my share of the scotch.


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Re: Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
« Reply #258 on: May 26, 2017, 06:47:30 pm »
limey, you help the group in so many ways....you certainly inspired me. 



 Guessing I will get one of those.


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Re: Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
« Reply #259 on: May 26, 2017, 07:31:28 pm »
Guessing I will get one of those.


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You missed out on a good Scotch and good times with some awesome people Bob.

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Re: Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
« Reply #260 on: May 26, 2017, 08:47:13 pm »

You missed out on a good Scotch and good times with some awesome people Bob.


the beer was good too!!!!!
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Re: Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
« Reply #261 on: May 27, 2017, 07:58:22 am »
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Re: Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
« Reply #262 on: June 17, 2017, 04:58:13 pm »
What an awesome day.



Checkswrecks and I finally had an opportunity to go out to Romney and officially present the check for $2,800 from the Camp N Ride.  As you can see by the fancy attire worn by the kids, all of you that donated your shirts to the event had them go to a very appreciative child.  It was wonderful to spend some time with the kids today.  I'm so pleased that Romney selected them as our charity and extraordinarily proud to be associated with all of you that made this donation possible.

We had a chance to talk with the Director of the Potomac Center today.  He was stunned at the amount collected and said this kind of thing doesn't happen to them.  He was very grateful to our group. He told us about the mission of the The Potomac Center and how they are the facility that is there to take the kids when the kids have failed to make it in every other environment in which they have been placed.  The Potomac Center takes in the children with the most difficult problems.  Their staff works with the kids and prepares them for life outside of The Potomac Center.  They are doing the very hard and unsung work that these children need. 

I hope you will all take a moment to reflect on what you have done by making a donation to a very worthy cause.  I suspect all of us have money that goes out and we never give it another thought.   Well the money you gave last month at Romney has gone to help some really special kids.  Feel good about the part you played in making that happen.  Thank you.   

Once again you guys outdid yourselves.  We were smaller in numbers this year, but our donation per rider went up by over 20%.  Great job.

We did have some talk about next year...yes, there will be a next year.  At some point we'll put together a poll to see about making some adjustments to the date.  That will come later.

Thanks again to all of you for attending this year.  Have a safe and fantastic riding season in 2017

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Re: Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
« Reply #263 on: June 17, 2017, 10:02:39 pm »
You two are true gentlemen.
Yaw do all the work.
We get to have all the fun.
Want ya both to know we really appreciate it!!
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Re: Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
« Reply #264 on: June 18, 2017, 01:11:22 pm »

Absolutely agree with Dirt Dad. The event has grown into now bringing together a fun weekend, GREAT people, a wonderful cause, and we get to meet up in a great place. You all ROCK!


The kids REALLY cherished the shirts you all contributed and this photo is of Terry, who arrived after the group picture was taken. It took a minute to understand that all this scrawny kid wanted was a shirt about the motorcycle place. We never thought about it, but these kids see the motorcycles across the grass and most never get to come over. Just a silly T-shirt.




Other than a couple of really big ones contributed by BigBob, we'd run out of this year's green ones and only had the last couple of blues from last year. When this kid got one of those, Terry was literally quivering with excitement. It was all he could do to stand still momentarily for this shot. When you think about your kids or grand-kids, Terry is a reminder of how much we overlook or blow off the simple things. And if you don't have kids, be aware that this Father's Day you sorta do. Your donations of every kind REALLY mean something to these kids who have none or are wards of the State.*


Thank you!!!






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Re: Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
« Reply #265 on: June 18, 2017, 01:30:40 pm »
You two are true gentlemen.
Yaw do all the work.
We get to have all the fun.
Want ya both to know we really appreciate it!!


Thanks Snake.


Kevin, Larry, Jon, and I were remarking that the event is kind of down to a groove. It's a bit of stress and business to get it ready but it's become our annual opportunity to see some older friends and to meet some new ones. You coming all the way from Texas, folks coming from as far as Canada . . .


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Re: Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
« Reply #266 on: June 18, 2017, 01:39:25 pm »
"the motorcycle place",

Across the way from their vantage point. May as well be another WORLD, for them.
Truth is, it is.

Happy Father's Day to all my Super Tenere partners in crime. ;)
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Re: Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
« Reply #267 on: June 18, 2017, 04:31:14 pm »
This is good stuff so happy to be part of this fantastic event.  A big well done to you dirt dad and checkswrecks!

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Re: Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
« Reply #268 on: June 21, 2017, 06:28:24 pm »
 ::026:: On a continued JOB WELL DONE......  Already looking forward to next year.

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Re: Spring 2017 - Romney, West Virginia - May 5 - May 7, 2017
« Reply #269 on: June 21, 2017, 07:38:59 pm »
Thanks guys.  The Camp N Ride has become my favorite event of the year.  I get a real charge out of seeing so many of my good friends, most of whom I only see at Romney.  I'm pleased to hear so many of you continue to enjoy the event and feel it is a place you want to return year after year.   
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