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Horseshoe Mountain Rendezvous #6, May 2-5 2019

Just Cliff

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connie_rider said:
Ok Cliff, whut's the weather guessers saying???

Just watched it & the weather girl said 60% Thurs. 40% Fri & Sat. all widely scattered.  Needless to say this past weekend was made to order other than being a little windy.
 

Rasmith

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Work's holding me hostage till Friday afternoon. Had to bail dangit. I was so looking forward to this. :mad:
 

SteveJ

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Rasmith said:
Work's holding me hostage till Friday afternoon. Had to bail dangit. I was so looking forward to this. :mad:
We'll leave the light on for you, head on down.

On TDY at Cliff's. The ZiegenBock is going down very nicely, indeed.
 

Pr356

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Okay,  I need some encouragement.
I really don't want to cancel  :truce: this trip but looking at the weather channel it looks like a lot of rain and thunderstorms.
I am planning on leaving Nebraska early tomorrow morning.  Thoughts.
  I think I just need someone to say "just do it "  :rotflmao:
 

LSGiant

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Do it. The storms are intermittent and Cliff has a great big shed where we can hang out if the weather doesn't cooperate.
 

Pr356

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Jeff Kerkow said:
Do it. The storms are intermittent and Cliff has a great big shed where we can hang out if the weather doesn't cooperate.
Thanks Jeff,  that's all I needed to hear :D.
And I have to remind myself that I'm not going there for some awesome riding,  I'm going there so I can finally meet the "famous " Ted and sidekick Jim :rotflmao:
And to personally congratulate the Otp winner, Cliff. :D
 

max1138

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im debating whether to throw the stich on and go, or load the bike on the trailer and go, just so i dont have to ride back in crap weather will know friday morning/all depends  on my getting better, have had bronchitis since saturday,  2nd trip to the doc today 2 shots and a bag of pill bottles.  im going if I have to just crawl into the truck and go just to see everyone.

 

Rasmith

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Rideezdale said:
Okay,  I need some encouragement.
I really don't want to cancel  :truce: this trip but looking at the weather channel it looks like a lot of rain and thunderstorms.
I am planning on leaving Nebraska early tomorrow morning.  Thoughts.
  I think I just need someone to say "just do it "  :rotflmao:

If you do get caught in the rain at least it's not like last year at 45 degrees. Most likely you'll be able to coordinate your rides around any showers. If I wasn't stuck dealing with a client testing new work through Friday I'd meet up with you here in KC to ride down with you. This will be the first one I'll miss and not happy about it.
 

Just Cliff

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Rideezdale said:
Okay,  I need some encouragement.
I really don't want to cancel  :truce: this trip but looking at the weather channel it looks like a lot of rain and thunderstorms.
I am planning on leaving Nebraska early tomorrow morning.  Thoughts.
  I think I just need someone to say "just do it "  :rotflmao:

Just do it! If I bailed on every rally that had a chance of rain I wouldn't attend many.

Local forecast as of this morning is still 70% Thurs & 40% Fri, Sat widely scattered. No severe storms.

We'll miss ya Rick!
 

jim snyder

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Rideezdale said:
Jeff Kerkow said:
Do it. The storms are intermittent and Cliff has a great big shed where we can hang out if the weather doesn't cooperate.
Thanks Jeff,  that's all I needed to hear :D.
And I have to remind myself that I'm not going there for some awesome riding,  I'm going there so I can finally meet the "famous " Ted and sidekick Jim :rotflmao:
And to personally congratulate the Otp winner, Cliff. :D
The "infamous" Ted and I are on the way. Should be there about 2:30pm.
We have plenty of adult beverages for entertaining in the Trump Taj Mahal.
Please have the red carpet ready and have the band ready to play Hail to the Chiefs when we arrive. We have plenty of snake bite medicine, and a box of snakes.
 

jim snyder

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The Trump Tower compound has been upgraded for 2019.
 

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Pr356

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Staying in Eureka Springs tonight.
Should be there sometime afternoon tomorrow.  Let the good times roll!
 

Pr356

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  Home safe and sound.
With the detour through Push Mountain on the way home,  ended up with 685 miles in 12 hours.  And a tornado watch the last 70 miles  :-\
  Thank you Cliff and the Burnette family for putting on a great rally.  Great food and friends!  And also, the infamous Ted and Jim. :rotflmao:
  I now understand,  "Join for the bike, stay for the people " :great: :)
 

jim snyder

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Well everyone is gone but Steve, Ted and I. We are still here eating left over chicken and drinking leftover beer and other adult beverages. A HUGE thank you to Cliff and Jimmie for another successful HMR. This was #6 and as we all know this is the last one. So about November start messaging Cliff and beg him to do HMR #7. We will be headed home in the morning. Thank you to everyone who rode with us. We had a great time.
 

bikerhawk

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I'm in the barn as well. 380 miles home turned into 440 via one last run up 27 & 14 on the way north.

Thanks to Cliff, Jimmie, and everyone for making it a great "last one." Looking forward to the next last one next year :-D

Oh, and the OTP Auction jacket got a test ride today...very comfortable to wear, easy on & off, but a bit on the warm side later in the day. I might use it as more of a commuter jacket than for trips, but it will serve that purpose well.

Good night, all!
 

ZG/ZN Kim

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Cliff,Jimmie& Burnette family,

Thank you so very much for hosting #6. That food Saturday night was awesome.
My trip home was 11 hours, and 700 miles. Everything good til 10 hours/600 miles. Storm was approaching and Iowa State Patrol caught me trying to get ahead of it. First moving violation since 1981, but I was due. Just hoping not the start to a trend.

Once again thanks, and have a safe trip to the Old World. Hopefully catch up with you late summer/early fall.
 

LSGiant

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Thanks to Cliff and all his helpers.  This was a great event.  Any of you who stayed away because you thought the weather would be bad really missed out.  I had dry riding the whole event.  Only rode in a little rain on the way in.

 

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Grasshopper

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Cliff, Jimmie and family, thanks for holding another great rally! Rode through and made it home by 11 central, 14 hours, 973 miles, not too shabby. Oh and that Avon Spirit ST is toast. Metal bands are showing through!! Ordering 3D X-M next.
 

worncog

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Another great event by the Burnette Family. Thank you very much for your ever present hospitality.

Just a day ride home of ~650 miles. Only down moment was a reminder from a Parish Deputy to slow down... and he gave me a payment slip as a reminder. Great event nonetheless, with great peeps, good beer, great roads, and reasonably dry weather. I know there is not one next year, so I'll savor the memories and wait to see the registration pop for next year.
 

smithr

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Thanks to Cliff and all for another good rally.  I had a successful test of my toy hauling camper van.  I loaded and unloaded by myself and had all the comforts of home except one or two.  No shower and Leslie was not with me.
 

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Cookie

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Got home Monday night after a brief stop in Hot Springs and the night spent in Eureka Springs on Sunday. Woke up to hard rain Monday morning, but it passed through by 9:30 AM. 700 or so miles and one more rain storm in Ames Iowa, I made it home by 10:00 PM. Sure was a lot colder heading North. I like that Arkansas weather much better. I might have to become on of Damn Yankees some day. Sorry Ted.

Thank you to Cliff, Jimmie and the rest of the Burnette family for welcoming us to their homestead. It was an excellent rally. If you missed it, well you missed out big time. I hope there's a HMR #7 next year. If so, I'll be back.

Also, thank you to whoever left that nice Yamaha Motorcycle hat on the seat of my FJR. What a surprise.  :great: Another one of the many examples of the "stay for the people" part of our motto. I've been around quite a few bike groups, but none are as great as the people of COG.



 

soonerone

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A thanks to the Burnette family for a great weekend..Can't wait til #7...wink, wink, nod, nod...

Jim&Amy.
 

connie_rider

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Arrived my home/Houston safe and also sound today.
Rained very hard the last 75 miles or so.
Bike was soaked. But, it was nice and dry inside my truck....  :rotflmao:
{Yes, I know I'm a sinner}.

Many thanks to Cliff and his family.
Was another great Rally.

Ride safe, Ted
 

Just Cliff

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A big thanks for all the nice comments & to everyone that braved the gloomy forecast to attend. Those that bailed because of weather missed out. We did have rain most of the day Wed. & Thurs., but everyone got to ride all day Fri., Sat. & Sun. rain free.

OTP fund raising did amazing. Total raised between the 50/50 drawing & jacket auction was $660.00! Thanks.  :)

There was a total of 37 people, 3 regions & 11 states represented.  :great:

5 tires got mounted also got over the weekend & one set of brake pads.

Finally got caught up on rest & the shop is getting back close to normal.
 

SteveJ

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Just Cliff said:
A big thanks for all the nice comments & to everyone that braved the gloomy forecast to attend. Those that bailed because of weather you missed out. We did have rain most of the day Wed. & Thurs., but everyone got to ride all day Fri., Sat. & Sun. rain free.

OTP fund raising did amazing. Total raised between the 50/50 drawing & jacket auction was $660.00! Thanks.  :)

There was a total of 37 people, 3 regions & 11 states represented.  :great:

Finally got caught up on rest & the shop is getting back close to normal.
:great:
 

rbentdude

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It took me a little longer to get home because I had chores to do at my cabin, but I really enjoyed the ride, the food and the being with everyone. Thanks to Cliff and family for putting the event on and treating us like Kings and Queens.
Cliff hope you enjoy your trip and the ride.
 

connie_rider

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Robert, {err} Dan, and the South Dakota guys are still in Arkansas riding.
I wonder what is the weather like now?
The Weather Guessers seem to be indicating rain...

Ride safe, Ted
 

Wt

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Awesome time.  Absolutely awesome.  It can't be done any better than you and Jimmie do it Cliff.  This was my first ride back after last year's wreck and HMR was my pick.  It probably won't work for you not to do it next year as I'll just show up anyway.  I'm kinda like a hemorrhoid (or Ted) i may show up without warning at the most inopportune time.  Thank you for your effort and hospitality.
 
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