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Its getting real close. I will finish packing later tonight, trike is gassed up, and I will be headed out in the A.M. spending tomorrow night in Palmyra. I should be pulling into Farmington early afternoon on Thursday. I'm am so ready to get out of town for a bit...
 

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Had a great weekend. Beautiful weather and great people to be with. Thank you Randy, Scott, Debbie for putting this on. Thank you Pwhoever for sharing the room and listening to me.
 

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I agree, great folks and I enjoyed sharing the room. Amazing roads just about anywhere we went from the hotel. This well needed weekend was just the ticket. I will arrive home later this afternoon after a nice overnight stay in Thomson, IL. It's nice to no longer need to rush straight home after these events...
 

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I'm now home safe and sound. Only casualty was the left rubber pad on the passenger footrest. It must have come off sometime after starting out and my first fuel stop. I threw a wanted to buy ad over on the other forum. I did have an interesting event during trip while running down a back road somewhere in Northwestern Illinois. It was a 2 lane road with almost no traffic. Ahead was an incline to some railroad tracks. It wasn't until I was almost at the tracks traveling at 60mph that I saw how bad they were. Usually there will be a sign warning about a rough crossing but of course, not this time. I hit the tracks at full speed and I would swear I actually went airborne for a brief time! That sucked! Somehow I kept control and didn't seem to harm the trike at all but maybe that's how the foot pad came loose???

Yesterday, I decided to let the Garmin XT handle the routing but it kept trying to send me to St Louis. Nope, not going there so I kept making change ups so I could cross the Mississippi at Louisiana, MO. I think it got a bit upset with me though because after crossing, I now let it control the route. Even though I had selected to "avoid unpaved roads", it still picked out 2 longer ones to send me down. First one wasn't to bad but second one narrowed down to a single lane and through some woodlands for quite a distance. I even had a young deer pop out maybe about 10 feet away from me and run alongside for a bit until it darted back up a steep hill and disappeared into the forest. Luckily it did that instead of running out in front of me while I was in the middle of nowhere... I had a heart to heart with that stupid GPS and apologized and after that, no more routing problems.

Like Keith mentions, thanks to Randy, Debby, and Scott for hosting such a great weekend gathering. Hotel was decent and the roads were absolutely outstanding. Great way to finish out the riding season...
 

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I was towing a tractor home from Utah to OkieLand,
and all was well, until I was 12 miles from home.

new construction on US-169 and they had this new "trench" cut across the road, safe at 5 mph maybe?
I hit it at 50 mph with a trailer and tractor on top of it....

damn glad that I spent megaBucks on 3 inch wide straps to hold that tractor to the trailer.

and more megaBucks for Rotary Chain Binders for the Implements....



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