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oldbike54

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2016 memories
« on: January 07, 2017, 06:58:50 PM »
 As we move completely into the new year , let's take a few minutes to remember 2016 . What was your best memory from last year ?

 Dusty

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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2017, 07:01:46 PM »
Getting married. Selling a house. Buying a house and barn. Buying the Mille.

Mountain twisties, two up on the F650 in NorCal, Oregon and Yellowstone.

Big year.
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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2017, 07:05:12 PM »
The National at John Day OR, the Beartooth Highway, and the Chief Joseph Highway

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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2017, 07:11:26 PM »
My second son was born and bought the V7.

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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2017, 07:11:26 PM »

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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2017, 07:14:08 PM »
Taking my newly licensed daughter to the annual Deals Gap 2-stroke meet for the first time, and having her truly enjoy the event.

Her on my Yamaha DT100 racer:

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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2017, 07:14:29 PM »
A great year of fieldwork, working with some excellent guys from the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (Tyendinaga) and Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation along with my regular crew.

But as far as motorcycling, this pretty much says it all (posted before, but in case anyone missed it) : https://youtu.be/d7yiBb1NmGU

Nick

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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2017, 07:14:37 PM »
Nice tour of Nova Scotia.

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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2017, 07:21:45 PM »
Surviving aortic valve replacement, subsequent staph and sepsis, AND being able by the end of summer to throw a leg over and ride my BMW R100GS and Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport.  Guzzi memories .... visits from Zoom Zoom and Art at the rehab facility.  I'll take this opportunity to let these guys know how much their visits meant.

Bob

 ....... and Markcarovilli, and Tom (Grebmrof) ..... hope I didn't forget anyone!

....... and BS'ing with Dusty on the phone while I was recovering ....
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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 07:25:15 PM »
A lovely vacation trip  with my wife to Vancouver BC, Victoria and the Sunshine Coast. No motorbikes in the making of that recipe, but a fine trip nevertheless.
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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2017, 07:29:24 PM »
Turning all the necessary paperwork in on December 1 for early retirement.....boy were they shocked! :shocked:

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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2017, 08:04:16 PM »
My ride back from the Okie rally last October, getting a ride in a B-17 and flying a glass glider this fall.
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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2017, 08:21:10 PM »
good:  meeting my grandson.

other:  closing the shop after 27 years.


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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2017, 08:29:34 PM »
Getting a new job in a new industry. Very thankful :thumb:
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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2017, 09:58:23 PM »
Probably my longest day ride of 2016 - 394 miles on my Morini 350 K2. Breakfast in Biglersville, PA with friends then as far west as Windber, PA, before turning southeastward towards home. Lots of great (lightly traveled) roads, beautiful scenery, nearly perfect weather (sunny and warm).  :azn:
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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2017, 10:14:42 PM »



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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2017, 03:56:12 AM »
My bro came over from Vancouver, with a friend. Great catching up, riding, camping and chewing the fat.

Not so great when Friend canned off and did his best to kill himself but he survived to tell the tale.


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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2017, 07:28:00 AM »
Retired.

Finished house renovation.

Sold the home business.
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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2017, 07:37:41 AM »
Sailing with the boys Thanksgiving day was fun

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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2017, 09:30:29 AM »
Waking up  :shocked: :smiley:
2016-03-17_08-34-33 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr
First ride on my new to me Monza six weeks later
2016-04-19_10-47-45 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr

The Nationals in Oregon
2016-07-02_10-18-36 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr
Our camping trip out west
2016-07-02_10-21-30 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr
2016-07-02_10-20-49 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr
2016-07-02_10-36-45 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr
2016-07-02_10-27-02 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr
2016-07-02_10-32-07 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr
2016-07-02_10-34-38 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr
The Mighty Scura's last ride in the Santa Monica mountains
2016-07-07_01-15-55 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr
The ride through Zion, Bryce, and cedar breaks national parks  :thumb:
1-20160712_092154 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr
1-20160712_115143 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr
Oshkosh..
2016-07-30_06-35-14 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr
Riding to the Wisconsin rally with the Kid and his sweetie..
2016-08-07_05-18-21 by Charles Stottlemyer, on Flickr
And many others. It was a great year to be alive :shocked: :smiley: and out on the scooters.  :thumb:


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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2017, 12:34:11 PM »
 Great stuff guys , thanks  :bow:

 Chuckie , uh , are you a member of the BDF ? Bunch of nutjobs  :laugh:

 Dusty

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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2017, 12:56:22 PM »
Great stuff guys , thanks  :bow:

 Chuckie , uh , are you a member of the BDF ? Bunch of nutjobs  :laugh:

 Dusty

Naa, he was another MZ rider.. I just got a grin at his shirt. A guy can't take life too seriously, ya know.  :smiley:
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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2017, 01:04:05 PM »
The MD walking into the factory and laying off the entire shop floor including the shop manager plus my colleague the other side of the office at the beginning of 2016

Despite it not directly affecting me it took me 9 months to get my head in the right place after that

I prefer to look forward to 2017

We found a cheap holiday to Cadenabbia on Lake Como so we're off there in 9 weeks .... do we nip over to Mandello - decisions decisions

Camping mission to Wales

National Road Rally

Driving holiday down to Barcelona

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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2017, 01:16:16 AM »
A few pics from 2016













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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2017, 01:35:33 AM »
A few pics from 2016
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C'mon fess up - how did you fit the marble top table on that bike  :wink: :wink:

Fab pics though
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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2017, 01:50:36 AM »
 Wow Zimbo !    :bow:

 Dusty

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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2017, 05:12:18 AM »
C'mon fess up - how did you fit the marble top table on that bike  :wink: :wink:

Fab pics though
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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2017, 08:12:30 AM »
Lovely.. :thumb:
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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2017, 08:55:31 AM »
THAT'S where we need to hold the National!

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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2017, 11:08:25 AM »
My second granddaughter was born. I had my gimpy old knee replaced. I retired (again). I find that I'm still learning about how to live life...
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Re: 2016 memories
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2017, 12:31:01 PM »
Trip to the Canary islands and a Guzzi ride to Mandello- good

Wife's cancer diagnosis and my mama's passing - bad
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