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  • in reply to: How Do You Thank Everyone? #5197
    PelicanPelican
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    This post, has again gotten my dang allergies running overtime.

    THANK YOU THANK YOU

    All I am able to offer is a firm handshake, a hug, a steady straight look into the eyes, and  from my heart & soul, a sincere simple two words;

    THANK YOU

     

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    in reply to: FNG advice please #5171
    PelicanPelican
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    Dan & Zoe,

    It looks like you have a pretty good handle on things. Don’t forget the meds, sunscreen , chapstick and stuff.

    I might also add, have a spare bike key made and keep it in your wallet, or close to your DL, you will always have it on you.

    Don’t forget to roll your clothes and put them in those 1 or 2 gallon ziplock freezer bags, to keep them dry…..not that it ever rains in Oklahoma or those parts….just sayin….

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    in reply to: Look Ma, No Brakes!! #5136
    PelicanPelican
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    I also ride a Wing, I also at first had a little trouble compression braking and be able to maintain my position with the HD beside and around me. I quickly learned, and as the Mayor stated, I usually, more often than not, have to downshift twice to achieve the desired slowing effect. Occasionally grabbing  a handful during an “Oh S__T” moment. The most important point is, ride safely.

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    in reply to: FNG advice please #5135
    PelicanPelican
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    Welcome Dan & Wife,( She who must be obeyed),

    You are in for an experience like no other & words cannot explain it. You are joining a family, you are just going to have sisters and brothers from another mother. Ask questions, read everything you can, ask questions.

    The Mayor & Doc have provided good sound advice, but everything is based on your individual needs and desires. I might add, be sure to use chapstick and a good sunscreen.  My FNG year, I read everything and asked a lot of questions concerning a multitude of subjects. I did the pack – re- pack drill, and still took way to much stuff. If you find you are “acquiring” to much “stuff” on the Run, ( for some reason there is a tendency to buy souvenir t-shirts and such), if you start getting to much stuff, you can always mail a box home .

    Be prepared to receive a lot of hugs, and the eyes to get watery at times you do not expect them too. Contrary to what training you may have receive in another life, volunteer for everything you can, particularly the Missing Man formation, the Ride to Riverside National Cemetery & Arlington National Cemetery.

    WELCOME HOME & THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

    Welcome to the Midway Route, we would happy for you to join us in 4th platoon.

    I am looking forward to meeting you in Ontario and giving you both a hug.

    16 days for me….KSU for Ontario

    Ride safe

    da Pelican

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    in reply to: Is it me, or has there less posting on this site???? #5091
    PelicanPelican
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    Awwww Doc, you just burst my bubble, all this time I figured I had never encountered that security problem because I was just so darn ornery looking…..

    In reference to the Pez dispensers and Pez Candy discussion, those in the know usually do not see the need to let others know !

     

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    in reply to: I have seen some YouTube videos of the rfw #5077
    PelicanPelican
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    Robert…

    anything can happen any year

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    in reply to: Is it me, or has there less posting on this site???? #5076
    PelicanPelican
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    Good point Doc, concerning the security of your ride, but for some reason I have never heard of that kind of a problem with my ride…..but I still lock er up at night…just sayin…1st time for everything…right!!!

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    PelicanPelican
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    Good point Doc,

     

    I usually keep a handful of individually wrapped peppermint lifesavers in my vest pocket, after lunch I offer some to any in my platoon, it really helps, I don’t know why, but it does. I also pour a 5 hr. energy into a bottle of water and drink that at a fuel/hydration stop. It helps also. At the fuel stops, 2 waters, 1 gatoraide, plus power bar with peanuts….if you aint peeing you aint drinking enough….

    I have never had a problem hitting the sack after a shower at night..

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    in reply to: Is it me, or has there less posting on this site???? #5054
    PelicanPelican
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    Now this is what I like on the forum, a good batch of questions and answers.

    There has been really really good info posted on here, keep asking the questions, if you don’t ask it can only be “assumed” the answer is already known. But some of us “older” folks may have forgotten what we don’t know…ha ha

    At registration, check your itinerary as to when registration opens, be there ready to get the paperwork out of the way at that time. Be sure to have, in hand, your current drivers license with valid m/c endorsement, current proof of insurance for whatever your ride is, current registration for your ride. ( All of these documents cannot have an expiration date that goes into effect while on the Run) If you pre-registered online have that with you also. It is also very helpful to print out and have filled out the Emergency Info Sheet that is available online. ( You must have this completed form with you and visible, in a clear plastic sleeve that is provided to you at registration check in, and worn around your neck at all times while on the Run) If possible, fill the info out in lead pencil, if this form gets wet, and they occasionally do, anything printed, or in ink, will run and be un-readable.

    The morning briefing is exactly that. A briefing for all the riders of any announcements, change in itinerary, lost and found items that have been turned in, pledge of allegiance, prayer, review of hand signals, etc. etc. etc. The morning briefing is mandatory for all riders.

    In the evening, at the end of the days activities, you are responsible for topping off your fuel tank so you are ready for the next days ride,(some riders do this chore in the morning on their way to that mornings staging area), if you “forget” to fuel before staging the next morning, you very well may be caught short on fuel during a leg and be one of the few, yet proud I think, who are along the shoulder of the road, jumping up and down waiving their arms like a banshee for the chase vehicle to stop and help you, if they pass you up, you are then on your own. Finding and checking into your hotel or campground is up to you also, but usually there are several other riders going to the same place.

    The friendlies on the bridges absolutely do not know if you are looking at them or not, but they can definitely see if you acknowledge and respect their presence. They are demonstrating honor and respect to you, return it. BUT DON’T LOOK AT THEM.  !! ( I prefer the left hand salute, Whitebirch introduced that to me, it looks & works very well….for me)

    I know I have left something out or skimmed over stuff, but I am confident someone more astute at these things than I will mention it.

     

    WELCOME HOME

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

    WELCOME TO A FAMILY LIKE NO OTHER…WELCOME TO RFTW

     

    da PELICAN

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    in reply to: In Memory of Velcro #5014
    PelicanPelican
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    Please, can anyone guide me through the process of posting pictures on this “new” forum?  I have pictures of the Remembrances of Judy that were given to those attending her service. I couldn’t figure out how to post a jpg picture from my desktop on here. Posting it on the RFTW fb page was not a problem.

    Thanks…in advance

    da Pelican

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    PelicanPelican
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    Pablotheman,

     

    Welcome Home,

    Welcome to the Run For The Wall Family. This will be a Mission like no other you have ever experienced. Expect emotions to be abundant at unexpected times and from unexpected sources.

    I look forward to giving you one of the many FNG hugs you are about to receive.

    Welcome to Midway and Welcome to 4th Platoon.

    Pelican  …. APL 4th Platoon

     

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    in reply to: Did You Know? #4696
    PelicanPelican
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    I have briefly looked into the SENA setup, but got turned off when I found out I would have to upgrade my Goldwing to an 1800…I guess I’m still old school and love my carburetor equipped 1500…and , yes, I will still have a cord….

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    in reply to: I need new tires and trying to see what is a good brand? #3973
    PelicanPelican
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    Robert, it is definitely a decision that relies heavily on your personal preference. Perform your due diligence in researching the various brands, then make an informed decision. Of course whatever brand you go with, the life expectancy of that tire will be effected by your maintaining proper care of it, ( as with your motorcycle’s maintenance), like  proper inflation and frequent inspection! ( Think “t-clock”) I have found that a variation of just a pound or two, under or over, on a long road trip can cause premature or adverse wear on a tire.I regularly get 25K plus miles on a tire before the wear tread marks are affected. I have 29+k on them now, but will replace them before the Run, as the wear marks are just starting to show.

    Safe Riding – Is it May yet ????

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    in reply to: Recommendations #2886
    PelicanPelican
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    Welcome to The Run, Chelangel.

    WELCOME Home & THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

    You are about to become a part of a family like no other you have ever experienced. Be prepared to laugh, cry and be hugged….A LOT !!!!

    One thing I might add to what has already been said.

    On the Tuesday before we leave on Wednesday, there is a MANDATORY FNG orientation meeting ! This is for all FNG’s and is route specific.

    If you check under the Midway route, Itinerary. last years is still posted,( 2017 has not been posted yet  ) It will give you an idea of what goes on in the days preceding our departure, or KSU. ( kick stands up)

    This orientation meeting is designed to introduce you to the route leadership, clarify how that route rides and answer any questions that are still lingering or may have been hatched.

    Ride Safe

     

    & Welcome Home

     

     

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

    in reply to: Member Search #2751
    PelicanPelican
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    Thanks Wicked

     

    "I never met a man I didn't like"...will rogers

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