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While you guys pack for Grattan...

...I pack for our move next month. Ugh. This sucks.

I'm living amidst a sea of carboard boxes both empty and full, and an obstacle course of rolled bubble wrap and sundry packing material.

I'm jonesing badly for some "real" riding and wish I could have gone with my buddies to the Hoot again. Turns out, their trip was spoiled. I just got word that my replacement for the trip, a friend of theirs on a new Speed Triple, low-sided at about 45 mph on the first day. I speculate he got into the paint and lost the front end, but I have precious few details - I can only say that's what it sounds like. The bike dug in and flipped onto its other side and, sadly, is probably totalled. Good news: the rider suffered only a little strawberry on a knee and a dislocated shoulder ... he will mend nicely.

Grattan. I wish to beat hell I could come with you guys/gals. I'm excited for everyone as I read the various countdown posts. Don't tell too many pipe jokes, drink a few cold ones for me, and bring back lotsa pics. It's gonna be toward the end of the riding season before I can get out on any meaningful stretches of road (or track for that matter), so I live vicariously through you all.

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I'm living amidst a sea of carboard boxes both empty and full, and an obstacle course of rolled bubble wrap and sundry packing material.

You know, you don't have to keep all those slip-ons. eBay is a great place to get some of your money back
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You know, you don't have to keep all those slip-ons. eBay is a great place to get some of your money back
I was just thinking about this... doesn't Bwhip have some Chain memorabilia for sale?

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Grattan. I wish to beat hell I could come with you guys/gals. I'm excited for everyone as I read the various countdown posts. Don't tell too many pipe jokes, drink a few cold ones for me, and bring back lotsa pics. It's gonna be toward the end of the riding season before I can get out on any meaningful stretches of road (or track for that matter), so I live vicariously through you all.

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I, for one, wish you were coming out. You know, however, we'll be having lots of fun at your expense.. I'm visualizing a picture of 40 b.a.'s headed in your direction..

If you get out this way, trackoholics has a bunch of dates in the fall.

Good luck with the move - sounds like you have too much 'stuff'. Try not to trip over any ordnance.

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Are you coming out to MAM July 3-4? You can do some vicarious racing.
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Are you coming out to MAM July 3-4? You can do some vicarious racing.
I'm gonna try to. No reason right now that I shouldn't be able to (other than the fact I work that weekend). I'm off at 1500 each day, what time does the fun end?
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I'm gonna try to. No reason right now that I shouldn't be able to (other than the fact I work that weekend). I'm off at 1500 each day, what time does the fun end?
We never have an exact time of day; too many variables. My races are usually around Race 9 and Race 13, so you might be able to hit the second one?
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