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2020 SPIDER RIDE

dsmoran724208

Big Wheel
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What a coincidence! This is also the 25th anniversary of the Spider Ride. Seems like a perfect place to celebrate your anniversary. But if you must go to the ocean we'll save you a place for next year.

I must but I'm not all that upset about it. We've been together for 34 years and married for 25 of them. Interestingly enough my wife doesn't ride with me. She lost a good friend to a motorcycle accident when she was in high school and it put her off riding. Regardless of how she feels about riding, she is uber supportive of me riding and didn't hesitate to allow my recent purchase of a 2006 Concours (with only 5000 miles on the clock). Anytime I take a long trip she sneaks a note in my luggage. All I can say is, "What a woman". Have a great day everyone. I'll be posting pics of my Concours when in the Introductions forum as soon as I pick it up after our trip.
 

Cookie

Member
Member
Have fun everyone. I have to sit this one out. No, it's not fear of COVID. I had to switch my cancer treatment and the new stuff is making life interesting. I had no problems with the last "miracle pill", except that it quit working. The new treatment is causing some noticeable fatigue issues at the current dosage. There's already talk about reducing the dosage, but for now, it's best that I don't ride 600 miles on the bike. This stuff reminds me of when I was on chemo 8-1/2 years ago. The couch is becoming my best friend.

I hate to miss the Spider Ride. It's the highlight of the riding season for me. The roads are great and the rally is outstanding. I'll really miss seeing everyone who attends. I guess I need to make decisions like an adult for a change. Who ever thought that would happen. It only took 67 years. My wife is not sure I'm there yet, and she is probably right, once again.

I hope to see everyone soon. I signed up for HFRO, so I'm not hanging up riding for the season.

Jim Barron
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G-Mazz

Moderator
Member
Have fun everyone. I have to sit this one out. No, it's not fear of COVID. I had to switch my cancer treatment and the new stuff is making life interesting. I had no problems with the last "miracle pill", except that it quit working. The new treatment is causing some noticeable fatigue issues at the current dosage. There's already talk about reducing the dosage, but for now, it's best that I don't ride 600 miles on the bike. This stuff reminds me of when I was on chemo 8-1/2 years ago. The couch is becoming my best friend.

I hate to miss the Spider Ride. It's the highlight of the riding season for me. The roads are great and the rally is outstanding. I'll really miss seeing everyone who attends. I guess I need to make decisions like an adult for a change. Who ever thought that would happen. It only took 67 years. My wife is not sure I'm there yet, and she is probably right, once again.

I hope to see everyone soon. I signed up for HFRO, so I'm not hanging up riding for the season.

Jim Barron
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G-Mazz

Moderator
Member
Wow Jim you're right, something might be wrong with you. You're having delusions of being an adult!:eek: I'm sure that has to be a side effect of the new medication. I know your inner man-child will return soon to dominate. We will for sure miss having you at the Spider. I hope to see you at HFRO. Take care of yourself and we'll have some more great rides like we did at Gathering on the Green.
 

SteveJ

Member
Member
Made it to AR just fine only to find out that the remnants of tropical storm Beta are going to chase me out sooner than planned.

Had a good time, no doubt. Thanks all. See you next year.
 

bikerhawk

Member
Member
Lisa, the bus/bikes & I are back safely as well. Made a bit of a detour to go visit our daughter in Emporia, KS, adding 150 miles (and 6 hours) to our day, but it was worth it.

Thanks to Gary and all for a job well done.

@SteveJ, stay safe with Beta & see you at Cliff's...maybe :)
 

funsize

Member
Member
A great big thank you to Gary and his team. This was my first Spider Ride and I absolutely loved it. I'm looking forward to next year's event.

Irene

P.S. Here's the link to the pictures that I took during the weekend.

 
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laker9142

Member
Member
Thanks for the friendly words Tom. It was good to see you at the spider. Also good to meet Irene and Jorge. Also many thanks to Gary and all who put the spider on. It was awesome.
 
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freebird6

Member
Member
Dave. I thoroughly enjoyed the time. THe crew did a great job ensuring this annual event went off in this time of COVID. KUDOS to them.

I was able to catch up with you and Thor. Riding out and back with Jorge and Irene was a pleasure and got to see some roads that were pretty spectacular (and much less freeze/thaw activity than here in IN). After logging thousands of solo miles it was a bit of an adjustment to get back into a group and a line but I think it improves skills.

See you at the next one....if you hear the Delkevic roll up 1st Street though I may knock and see if you want breakfast over at Sam and Ethel's
 

laker9142

Member
Member
Sounds good. Maybe a Kentucky ride sometime. We could get Mitch to meet us in Stamping Grounds and do a loop.
 

Jorge

Member
Member
Sounds good. Maybe a Kentucky ride sometime. We could get Mitch to meet us in Stamping Grounds and do a loop.
Pleasure to meet you also Dave. Such a cool story about you and Tom...
We had a really fun weekend. We're looking forward to next year!
 

G-Mazz

Moderator
Member
Thank you very much Tom and others for the positive feedback. It is rewarding to know that many of you noticed and appreciated the extra safety measures and organization of the rally. In addition everyone was cooperative and did their part to contribute to the overall safety and comfortable feeling throughout the weekend. It was a very satisfying feeling to see everything come together over the weekend. I hope others felt the same sense of "normal" that I did even if it was just for the weekend.
I enjoy serving the COG community. I can't wait for next year's Spider Ride. I've already been working on a few ideas to improve Sunday morning breakfast. Until then everyone stay safe, stay healthy and be smart while riding.
 
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