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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:10 pm 
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That is just amazing what Buickguy and Bob have been up to! I am really happy Bob has found a good friend to ride around with. :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:40 pm 
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Hi Folks!
Things this week haven't been all that much. Buickguy had a lot of errands to run, but I got to ride along.
I don't know why he goes by Buickguy! Oh, there are Buicks here, plenty of them but he just never drives them.
We're almost always out on the SilverWing. I think they should call him SilverWingGuy or ScooterGuy. :)

We took a run up to the Home Depot to get some supplies. I stayed outside and watched the scooter.
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I just wonder when Larry Crowne's Scoot Gang will show up! :D
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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:38 pm 
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Now those riders are certainly in the 1% group!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:00 am 
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paultjack wrote:
Now those riders are certainly in the 1% group!!!


I noted the absence of full-face helmets, as well. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:52 pm 
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Hi Folks.
Between you and me, I shouldn't have made the Larry Crowne joke to Buickguy!
He looked up the Ann Arbor Area Scooter Club and said "Let's ride, Bob!". We took off for Ann Arbor and met up with some of the A3SC.
What a neat bunch of people.
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From there, we headed out to meet up with the rest of the group.

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:10 pm 
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We traveled up to a Tim Horton's doughnut place in Milford. That's right by the GM proving grounds!
A lot more scooters joined the ride there. Even a couple of Motorcycles! Fueled up with coffee and doughnuts, we set out.
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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:16 pm 
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The A3SC group rode around some scenic back roads. There were some great twisties and rolling hills.
After about an hour and a half, the group stopped for more coffee! It must be all the Italian scooters. These guys sure like their Espresso!
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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:44 pm 
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We headed back out on the ride. There were a couple of sprinkles and the temps were hovering around 48˚F but its was a good run.
We stopped for some fuel on the way.
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We rounded out the tour with a stop at a cider mill! There's nothing like fresh apple cider!
I tried a cup of hot cider. It was delicious! Buickguy got a cider slushie. He must have a lot of tolerance for cold.
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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:49 pm 
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The Scooter Club was heading out for some lunch after the cider mill. Buickguy needed to get home, however.
It was nice riding today. I would have never thought there were people who go on scooter rides. I thought they were made up for the movies. These guys run those scooters full tilt!
I got a quick snapshot from our place in the pack before we split off for Buickguy's home.

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I'm glad I got to meet the Ann Arbor Area Scooter Club. They are nice folks who enjoy their rides.
That's what its really all about! Having fun.
I think Buickguy will be riding with the group some more.

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:54 am 
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Hi folks. Some of the people from the Scooter Club got some good pictures of me on the ride.
I didn't know I was a hit! I'm much more of a Rebel bear but to these guys, riding is riding.

Buickguy left his helmet on the S'Wing but I wasn't so sure of the group yet.
I'm giving them the sideways look here.

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They were nice people though. I didn't need to worry about Buickguy's helmet.
I found out there was a person who was set up taking pics as we took off.
Here are a couple of photos of us in the pack leaving Tim Horton's.
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It was a nice smooth turn out of the lot.
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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:11 am 
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They even got a photo of me up close! Telephoto lens I guess.
When I saw this, I know why Buickguy wasn't cold. He's plugged in!
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It was a good run around two counties. I haves checked the mileage yet but it was a good day's ride.

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:50 pm 
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Hi Folks!
Bob again here, still in Michigan for the time being.
Buickguy, Fiddler and I went out to their camper again this last weekend. The temperatures are getting cooler here but it was a nice weekend. The fall colors are starting to come in. The sad thing is Buick guy had to pull his boat out. Before he did, I talked him in to one last ride.

As we were getting ready to go, I got to meet some more of Buickguy's camping neighbors and friends.
In this photo, I'm sitting with Kathy and Lucas, visiting a for a bit. That's Mike in the back getting his boat ready.
they had the same thought about taking their boat out one more time before pulling it out.
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I sat out in the sun with a nice cool drink and enjoyed the ride.
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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:02 pm 
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It was a nice day on the water. I went over to the railing to enjoy the fall colors.
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I settled in at the rail. It was a comfortable spot to enjoy the changing leaves.
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Here you can see the deck at the state park and some more of the changing leaves.
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It's nice to breath in the cool air and see the fall colors. Being a bear, it makes me want to think about hibernating! :D
I've been enjoying my visit to Michigan. In a few days, I leave for Indiana.

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:14 pm 
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I managed to talk Buickguy in to a ride on the Rebel.
We stopped so Buickguy could drop in to a cigar store. I watched the Rebel.
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Then we went on a nice ride on some back roads. I grabbed Buickguy's cell phone and tried to grab some video.
It wasn't easy to get some good shots. I had to lean up and peek over Buickguy's should but I did manage a video or two.
I wish I had gotten better video of the leaves changing. These don't really show it very well.




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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:01 pm 
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Hi Folks,

Its a beautiful fall day here in Michigan. I was reading a thread at the other forum about some fall pics with your Rebel so I managed to talk Buickguy in to a fall ride.
We headed out and got a couple of photos with me sitting on the Rebel with some nice fall colors.
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Out on the road, we passed a lot of other motorcyclists.
I managed this photo of one of the cycles we passed.
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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:09 pm 
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It is such a great day, I didn't want the ride to end.
We ended up in Ann Arbor at the Honda dealer.
It was nice to see all those Honda motorcycles.

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While I had Buickguy's phone, I got a couple more shots of the nice changing leaves.
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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:36 pm 
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Hey Rebel Bear really enjoy hearing about your adventures. It's a really great think to have a friend like Buickguy to go on adventures with. Friends like that are hard to come by. Look forward to hearing about future adventures.

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:20 pm 
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Thanks Swamprabbit!

Its been a good run. I've been traveling with lots of good riding friends since 2008.
Next Friday, I leave for Indiana to hang out with HazardousMat for a while. BG tells me Hazz has some neat things planned! :)
I'm a little grubby from close to four years on the road but I'm still up for riding!
If you would like, there is a sign up thread in the Rebel Rousers section. I wouldn't mind visiting Arkansas as well. :D (hint hint) :D
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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:30 pm 
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I'll have to go check it out. Hope you enjoy your trip to Indiana. Watch out for Buickguy while your out and about. Because I know he is for you. Ride safe and have fun life is too short.

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 Post subject: Re: Bob's Travelogue
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Thanks Swamprabbit!
I have been having a lot of fun.

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