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Old 06-28-20, 01:28 PM
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Where I would rather be !!!


Windsor Missouri... pit stop on The Katy a few years ago age 50, my excuse for having a bit of a tummy LMAO. NOS energy drink and my helmet is crooked. I don’t plan on aging gracefully lol.



Big Bend NP. Started in the mountains in the background getting a much need downhill cruise. Was preparing for The Katy Trail. Again at age 50 LOL. Don’t we all wish we can stay 28 forever.

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^^^^ those shoulder drop offs the middle of nowhere are dangerous on MOTOs ... there are places in the BIG BEND where if you are on 2 wheels and unsupported you either very capable or DUMMMMB (me) BUT i got away with it
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Windsor Missouri... pit stop on The Katy a few years ago age 50, my excuse for having a bit of a tummy LMAO. NOS energy drink and my helmet is crooked. I donít plan on aging gracefully lol.



Big Bend NP. Started in the mountains in the background getting a much need downhill cruise. Was preparing for The Katy Trail. Again at age 50 LOL. Donít we all wish we can stay 28 forever.
Good that this TX summer has not been a HHH and included plenty of rain.
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Big Bend looks a lot like northern Arizona.

As far as 28... Yeah, I'd love to have the body and strength I had at 28, and the mind and knowledge I have now. At 28, I thought nothing of swimming a mile and cycling 35 miles on the same day, and then going out to "dance the night away."

My present mind says I can still do that... my present body tells me otherwise. Don't even get me started on the "dancing."
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Looks like a lot of fun, wishing for you in getting to do it again, and speaking of 28, I'll will take the energy level that I had, but no way in Hell will I take back my 28 year old mindset.
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I’ll keep my 52 1/2 year old brain and try probably in vain to get my 28 year old energy back. About 100 miles west of here the desert begins and is very similar all the way to Southern California some slight differences but the same. Some places in Big Bend you fly off the road it’s game over. I love riding the Katy it was going to be a yearly pilgrimaged but not this summer. The GAP and C&O I definitely want to ride again. There isn’t any trails like that near where I live. On a brighter note I’m very lucky to have plenty of gravel and paved roads that are lightly traveled where I can take off from my garage. Here is a pic from yesterday I ride just before dark then night ride to get out of the heat. Plus night riding makes the same old route feel new again.

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One more from that hike. People think I'm crazy when I say this, but I love big burns and I cannot lie.

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Old 07-08-20, 12:22 PM
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Iíll keep my 52 1/2 year old brain and try probably in vain to get my 28 year old energy back. About 100 miles west of here the desert begins and is very similar all the way to Southern California some slight differences but the same. Some places in Big Bend you fly off the road itís game over. I love riding the Katy it was going to be a yearly pilgrimaged but not this summer. The GAP and C&O I definitely want to ride again. There isnít any trails like that near where I live. On a brighter note Iím very lucky to have plenty of gravel and paved roads that are lightly traveled where I can take off from my garage. Here is a pic from yesterday I ride just before dark then night ride to get out of the heat. Plus night riding makes the same old route feel new again.


LOL... Hell, I'd take 52 back.
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Iceland! Bruce and I have been paid up since March for a vacation in mostly southern Iceland, a private tour led by an anthropologist named Andres.
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Iceland! Bruce and I have been paid up since March for a vacation in mostly southern Iceland, a private tour led by an anthropologist named Andres.
Reminds we of the drunk Iceland man that was freaking out on a flight from Reykjavik to NY. They duct taped him to his seat and when he wouldnít shut up they duct taped his mouth. You probably remember when that happened a few years ago.
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