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post #1 of 101 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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G'day, all! Just wanted to let you all know that, yes, I'm still alive (as is Mrs Tree).

I've been kinda busy at work and with my crappy dial-up at home, it takes forever for the new "improved" SBW to load (too many farkin' ads and I don't want to pay to not see them ). That's why I've not been around.

The big girl is still thundering along; no more drops and no more blown engines. She recently celebrated her 50,000km birthday. The Michie Pilot Road 2's that she's now wearing are going great guns. I've finally gone and bought a tank bag so, combined with my rear bag, I've got plenty of storage for when we get into some long-distance touring. I also picked up a 2nd-hand towbar a little while ago, but have yet to fit it (no point, since I don't yet own a trailer). On an overnight group ride, a month ago, I turned my rear bag around, so it was hanging over the seat and mounted my cooler onto the rack, complete with beers and ice! Was a sight to see!!

Mrs Tree is still enjoying riding the little 250, so I can't see us upgrading that anytime soon. Hopefully, she'll be popping out a couple of rugrats in the next few years, so we'll just put the little bike up on blocks while she's out of commision.

Oh, funny story for y'all. On another group ride, the week before the overnighter, I had Mrs Tree on the back. After one particular rest stop, I started the bike and rode off...............WITHOUT HER!!! It wasn't until I pulled up at a petrol station, 15 minutes later, that I discovered her "missing". Scared the cr*p outta me, 'cause I thought I'd lost her off the back. Another rider gave her a lift, so all was good in the end. She wasn't too happy about it at the time, but we've laughed about it lots since then.

Anyway, I hope everyone's well and that no one's taken a spill since I was here last. I probably won't be around too much any more, but I'll try to drop in occasionally to say "G'day!" and catch up with y'all. I really miss the old SBW...

Take it easy and keep the rubber side down.

Ciao,

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post #2 of 101 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 06:07 PM
 
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G'day, all! Just wanted to let you all know that, yes, I'm still alive (as is Mrs Tree).

I've been kinda busy at work and with my crappy dial-up at home, it takes forever for the new "improved" SBW to load (too many farkin' ads and I don't want to pay to not see them ). That's why I've not been around.

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Hopefully, she'll be popping out a couple of rugrats in the next few years, so we'll just put the little bike up on blocks while she's out of commision.

Best of luck to you & Ms Tree on getting the orchard started. The planting is hard work, but worth the effort!

Oh, funny story for y'all. On another group ride, the week before the overnighter, I had Mrs Tree on the back. After one particular rest stop, I started the bike and rode off...............WITHOUT HER!!! It wasn't until I pulled up at a petrol station, 15 minutes later, that I discovered her "missing". Scared the cr*p outta me, 'cause I thought I'd lost her off the back. Another rider gave her a lift, so all was good in the end. She wasn't too happy about it at the time, but we've laughed about it lots since then.

[I]Started the ride without her?! Don't make that a habit, or she might start the orchard without YOU!! .[/I]
Good to hear from you again & best wishes to ya!!
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Oh, funny story for y'all. On another group ride, the week before the overnighter, I had Mrs Tree on the back. After one particular rest stop, I started the bike and rode off...............WITHOUT HER!!! It wasn't until I pulled up at a petrol station, 15 minutes later, that I discovered her "missing". Scared the cr*p outta me, 'cause I thought I'd lost her off the back. Another rider gave her a lift, so all was good in the end. She wasn't too happy about it at the time, but we've laughed about it lots since then.
Good to hear she's a good sport about it. Somehow I suspect my wife would relish the opportunity to ride with someone else but take up the chance to give me a hard time. Would it be wrong to suggest you were more focused on the ride than her?

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Cookee, I am sorry to say this, but leaving your woman behind is showing that you are coming in the stange signs of OLD AGE. LOL

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I've been kinda busy at work and with my crappy dial-up at home, it takes forever for the new "improved" SBW to load (too many farkin' ads and I don't want to pay to not see them ). That's why I've not been around.
That seams to be going around a lot lately

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Anyway, I hope everyone's well and that no one's taken a spill since I was here last. I probably won't be around too much any more, but I'll try to drop in occasionally to say "G'day!" and catch up with y'all. I really miss the old SBW...

Take it easy and keep the rubber side down.

Ciao,

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Yeah, take care yourself, and try not to forget the Mrs anymore...next time I doubt she'll be so forgiving. Peace.

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it takes forever for the new "improved" SBW to load (too many farkin' ads and I don't want to pay to not see them ). That's why I've not been around.

I have a feeling you aren't the only one thinking the same thing. With the old SBW, I could sit here all day and read post after post after post. Now, I check the posts in the morning, come back that night... 3 new posts. WOOT! It has really slowed down here lately.

Anyway... glad you hear you are doing well, aside from forgetting the passenger. lol. Hope to see you around more.
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Now, I check the posts in the morning, come back that night... 3 new posts. ...
No kidding. I used to have a hard time keeping up with certain parts of the board, and now I feel like I've got to pull out the defibrillator to get anything.

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No kidding. I used to have a hard time keeping up with certain parts of the board, and now I feel like I've got to pull out the defibrillator to get anything.

Exactly. I try to post as much as possible, but I really have nothing sportbike-related. My bike has been parked since last september.
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