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Hillbilly steaks BBQ

Okay... It's Monday morning. We want to hear all about the BBQ. Details with pics.

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Well, I can tell you this....

The party was so hot and happening, a few of us had to cool off with a little ice water....

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Ha-ha!
Should I say, "cooler" heads prevailed come the end of the night?

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I hate it for you poor suckers that didn't get to go... Best BBQ I've ever had!! Already ate what extra I brought home with me Easy, but it did make it past the gas station although i did think about snacking on it...

Thanks for having a newbie!! It was good to meet all you guys that was there!!

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I'm surprised Ridge isn't posting up pics...

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more cooler diving?

Glad it sounds like you guys had a good time. How did Pablo make out?

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I'm surprised Ridge isn't posting up pics...
Ridge (& Mrs. Ridge), Jetblast and I showed up together. JB had his camera out, I am not sure Ridge did as well. I travelled sans camera this time.

I am waiting for the stories to start, I will chime in. Oddly, I did not participate in much of the horseplay. Seems kind of out of character for me, but I had a full belly.

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There was a new style of cooler diving that was introduced this year. At first it seemed like a very strange idea....Then I ended up doing it 3 times. Part of me is looking forward to the pictures....then again, another part of me isn't....

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So far all I hear is blah-blah-blah!


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So far all I hear is blah-blah-blah!


mmmm.... Good Stuff!!!

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nice....that picture is from my website.

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So far all I hear is blah-blah-blah!

...and old pics. Did you guys even get together?

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I think it's all a hoax!

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What happens in Walkertown, ..............

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So who thinks they can eat 5 crackers in a minute without taking a drink???

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A guy here at work just reminded me about My doberman pissing on Gbord's Buddy when he was sitting in the chair.

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Ha! That was great! He was kind of a sport about it though.

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Ha! That was great! He was kind of a sport about it though.
and who carries an extra shirt with them?? funny as hell though

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So who thinks they can eat 5 crackers in a minute without taking a drink???
I know hondaf4iguy didn't try this. Who did? Anyone do it?

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So who thinks they can eat 5 crackers in a minute without taking a drink???
What kind of crackers? Ritz? Saltines? Oyster?

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Saltines. One at a time.

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Tried that before......can't be done




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Tried that before......can't be done
5 saltines in 60 seconds... I'll let ya know.

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You can eat more than 1 if you want.

EVAD and f4iguy will tell you.....damn near impossible.

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Ummmm....

Pics?

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Yeah, this is like...well....poop. I have not said much. I saw that the bbq was going on and I had to work. I have to work every saturday. I am invious of you all that attended. PLEASE show some pics!

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Doood... pics are one thing but the ribs, the dip, the pepperoncinis... jeez! I bought a rack to bring home in the tank bag and we had them tonight. Mmm mmm good! The wife will definitely be attending the next get together! Sorry to have shown all y'all up on the poker table, not bad for a beginner, huh?

Eric, thanks for having us, it was great!

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Early Thursday morning we came to the undesired conclusion that my wife would not be able to attend, just too much work and not enough time. Part of the reasoning behind this trip was a little self discovery, sure we could’ve taken the cage but there’s very little challenge in that. I wanted something a bit less certain with more risk… I wanted an adventure. 60 hours a week riding high back leather chairs in air conditioned offices weakens the spirit, I wanted to find that weakened spirit and kick his butt back into shape.

Pablo and I realize it’s just us two and he surveys the pony that’ll be our express.
“My, what a big bike you have!”


Getting it all together I was somewhere between anxious to get started and lamenting the time apart from my girls. My daughter loved Pablo and wanted to come along.


Pablo and I decide breakfast is a good way to begin the day so Mimi’s Café provided the food and we were ready to hit the road. Pablo poses for one last shot before napping in the pannier.


Back roads are less traveled but you can’t avoid progress. No trailer queens here though, it wouldn’t stop us.


This was my view for the majority of the ride up. I looked at this for hours.

You know what races through your mind traveling down a road like this? Deer. The patsies of the forest. I’m convinced all other animals hate the deer and dare them to jump into traffic, eventually the deer get tired of the ribbing and say “yeah, oh Yeah! Watch this you stupid rabbit!” blammo.

301N takes you through some real backwater towns. I75 and I95 really took traffic away from 301, it was so empty I stopped and walked into the middle of the highway just as I passed into South Carolina. Looking South:

Looking North:

15 minutes without seeing another vehicle on the road is both comforting and disconcerting.

Eventually I made North Carolina and met up with Erick for lunch then Mike for some playtime. It doesn’t take long for two sportbike reformers to find a trail


But it was only a service road to a highway billboard. Pablo was thrilled about it though.




After James got off work we decided to go trail hunting and explore our off road talents.
There was a little mud





James quickly found some deeper mud.




We made it down this hill and went a little deeper. I was first to go back up followed by Mike. After we got to the top Mike said James had gather a little horizontal mud on his upper fairing. No real damage done. Here’s Mike walking back up after we went to help James.



Out to dinner that night – Pablo was making the rounds while Mike enjoyed the waitress.


All was good, she kept up with the banter and held her ground against a pro. Until the licking the eyebrows comment totally trashed her game.


Next morning - ready to leave for Erick’s


Erick’s wife encouraged us to trash her yard and Erick wasn’t offering up the 600RR so Mike and James followed proper BBQ ATGATT procedure and took to it.



Pablo had a boo boo


At Erick’s




Mrs. Ridgerunner enjoying some great food


GBord and Friend – “Give us a Kiss!”


Sun went down and the motoGP talk ensued


Natecoop and wife Gina


Mrs. EazyE enjoying some of the food she worked so hard making


SQUID!



I don’t know her name but her boyfriend had a dog piss on him.
First the cooler dunk

Then the shotgun


Erick salutes Ronny James Dio and prepares for a dunkeroo




GBord takes his turn




Gratuitous sex shot


That’s where the camera sort of trails off. Mike and I crashed in a tent in Erick’s backyard with 600RRRider nearby in a hammock tent. The next morning we had a bit of breakfast and it was time to hit the road. The trip home took 2 days and most of it was freeway (which beat me up worse than the backroads).

Got the bike home and she needed a bath, bad.




Rest assured though she’s been giving a thorough scrubdown and is looking much better.

All in all a few things really stand out from the trip. I’m fortunate to know some great people, good friends who don’t even think twice about helping out and opening themselves up to others. Maybe it’s a kindred spirit kind of thing with the bikes bringing us together but that’s understating the real connection we’ve made. Good people make for good friends.

Big shouts out to James (RidgeRunner) and Erick (EazyE) and especially their wives for their incredible hospitality and willingness to host us.
My sincerest appreciation for everything – you guys are the best and always welcome in my home.

Back to work and looking forward to Jennings in October and again in November.

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Thanks for the great trip report Kevin.

Looking forward to meeting up at Jennings in Nov.

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Finally some info...
See ya in Nov. Kevin.

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looks like a great time.

So, how is the "weakened spirit." Back in shape I presume?

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Who took the picture of the grill full of food??? I think it was senior natecoop...

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looks like a great time.

So, how is the "weakened spirit." Back in shape I presume?
The weakened spirit is much stronger. The wind buffeted body is still a little rough but will be fine. 4 trackdays in October and 2 in November will fortify the new honed edge.

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Great pics and write-up Kevin. Now how to we get a national WristTwisters gathering together hmmmmm.




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It is easy, next year you guys actually make the effort and show up!

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key word here is annual. this was in fact the 2nd Annual HBS BBQ.

There will be another!!

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Well, I had every intention of submitting my full weekend report with pics, but it seems that my upload cable for the camera has pulled a disappearing act. With that said, i'll give my report with pics to be added later.

Friday:
You ever have one of those days where the clock slows down to about half the speed it normally operates at?? Needless to say, when I received a call at about 3:45pm from Mike (f4iguy) that my bike looked small sitting next to theirs, I was surprised. I walked out to find a pair of misfits waiting with poo-eating grins on their faces. One closely resembled a StormTrooper from the Star Wars epic, and the other a road weary traveler in a black leather jacket waiting to enter a WWII bomber for a strafing run over central Europe. So we caught up for a few minutes, and they decided to wait while I sat at my desk and counted the minutes.

After a grueling hour and fifteen minutes, I was bolting for the door. We three adventurers drafted our plan for two-wheeled mayhem, and quickly set off to our destination. After a brief stop for provisions, and an off-load of unneccessary gear, we set off for roads unknown. There is a wildlife/public game lands about 15 miles north of my house that has been recently forested. These public lands are on my way to VIR, and I have often wondered where all the small dirt access roads go. Well, we explored a couple, with about 5,000 more acres to see in the future. We would set off down a dirt/gravel road just to see where it ended. The first two were duds, and led to a dead end on the first, and a quaint little fishing hole on the second.

On the third, we struck gold! Long fire/access road with lots of little trails splitting off of it. We decided to venture forth without fear down one of these trails. With me in the lead, Mike and Kevin not far behind, we set off. As soon as we turned a corner, there was an innocent looking mud puddle that looked about 6 inches deep. Going with my limited off-road knowledge, I mustered up as much speed as I could, and SPLASH! Our innocent six inch deep mudhole quickly transformed into a Bike-swallowing, sunk-up-to-the-axles sinkhole! I was told the Strom went a bit sideways through it, and emerged wet and grinning on the other side. The look on my other two cohorts face after that was priceless I still wish today that we had a picture of that moment. They then decided to take an alternate route around the sinkhole. After clearing that, and rounding the next turn, we came across a near carbon-copy of the first, albeit with less water and more mud. I took the safe route and sidestepped the whole mess through the weeds. As I cleared it, and paused to wait for the others, I turned to see both of them with rear tires pointed strategically at each other in the middle of the mud. It's quite amusing to see two 500+ pound adventure bikes spinning the rear tire in wet red clay and moving forward inches at a time.

So, we got cleared of the mudholes and pushed forth deeper into the woods. At which point we reached a moment of decision. In front of us lies a fork in the road. Both of which descend down a slight grade into who knows what. While Mike and I are consulting about which path to take. Mike proceeds to say "Well, you know that whatever hill we go down, we must eventually come back up right?" I agree with him, and just at that moment, we see Jet go blasting by us down the hill yelling back "What seems to be the problem?"

Well, i'll have to tell the rest later when I get out of school. I hope it didn't bore too much, and I am sure f4iguy and/or Jet will expand on the details some more.

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Sounds awesome. I know anytime a group from here is together it is a good time. Maybe next time Angela and I can make it.

Wish we could be there in Nov. but other plans. Maybe next year as well.

So did the eyebrow licking line finally work??

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OK, continued.

So, Mike and I decide to follow Kevin in close pursuit. Feather the throttle here, butt out of the seat there. We make it to the bottom of the hill and around a bend to a dead end. Oh well, getting there is half the fun right? So we try to turn around (sp; 15 point turn on a motorcycle in wet mud) Jet plows forth, and the Beemer shoots up the hill while Mike follows. I feel a bit antsy, and try to pass Mike on the inside. Wrong move! I feel the bike slipping, as the hill is not only up, but significantly off camber, so while i'm sliding towards Mike, he decided to go ahead and gas it the rest of the way up. So, there I sit in red clay assessing my situation and plotting my hasty exit when I feel the Strom begin to step the rear tire out to the left. I look for anything to give me more traction, and all I can see is red mud, so I dropped the Strom before it got out of hand, and took me with it. Sad sight to see your machine just lying there in mud, all alone. I got it stood back up about the time Kevin and Mike made it back down the hill to me. Finally getting it muscled to the top of the hill, we all decided that was enough adventure for one day. We beat a hasty retreat to paved roads

Mike takes off with a rooster tail of mud following him, and I follow as close as safely possible, with Kevin in tow. About 1/4 mile later, my throttle is gone, I have no gear, and I am coasting to a dead stop on the side of the highway. My comrades and I begin a roadside troubleshooting session with a dead VStrom, and a confused rider. After determining that it has to be an electrical problem, we proceed to pull every fuse, and pull the neg. wire off the battery to be sure. Nothing at first, then Kevin fiddles with the kickstand sensor, click it up into neutral, and it fires right up!

So that was our fun for Friday. We ended the night with a trip to Longhorn Steakhouse where Hillary/Mallory/Valerie was in a game of cat & mouse with Mike. As stated before, she was holding her own until the eyebrow comment. All in all, I wouldn't trade that day for anything else. Good food, great friends, and a common bond made for a weekend not soon forgotten.

I have found my transfer cable, and will post pics of Saturday tomorrow when I get to work. Sleep well, and I hope every WristTwister get-together is half as fun as this one was!

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