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  • in reply to: MEDICAL FORM #21262
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    But… being a “belt and suspenders” kinda guy… I will fill out and put this Medical Information form in the pouch we wear around our necks on the Run!

     

    in reply to: MEDICAL FORM #21256
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    Another option is wearing a ROAD ID bracelet or dog tag.  I wear mine whenever I ride.  My name, contact info for my wife and son and a phone number and website for 1st responders to contact (using my serial number and pin) gives them access to my medical info (extensive) including insurance info.  It’s not that expensive and it gives me some peace of mind.  Check out https://www.roadid.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAj9iBBhCJARIsAE9qRtDyYdCgwC7Z7kCuwIUS3fabkp636Af1jVcGeHNpF5w8jUFQkrkZtN4aAoVMEALw_wcB

     

    in reply to: Phoenix Luncheon #21255
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    Ed & Janet Vanlandinham (AZ State Coordinator – Central Route) and I will be riding down from the north country to attend.

    in reply to: Twisties on the CR #21162
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    The ride into Rainelle on my FNG year (2017) was just a little bit scary… but rewarding!  Everyone is single file and spaced out and slow… and everyone is riding at their own ability.  When I did this again in 2019, it was a lot less stressful because I had done it once before.  If you have the bike in the right gear, engine braking pretty much takes care of the speed without having to use the brakes.  I learned to ride one gear lower than “normal”.  If you have a place near your home that has this kind of twisties (I have the road to Sedona from Flagstaff… and the road to Jerome from Prescott here in Arizona)… it would be good to take some time and ride these.  I’m actually hoping to get out on the Mohave Rattlesnake (222 curves – 10 miles) between Oatman and Kingman sometime this spring to work on my “twisties”.

     

    in reply to: APRILPhoenix Meet N Greet New Location #20672
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    Any idea as to when we might get started up again with the Phoenix Gatherings?  I have this as a reoccuring event on my calendar and show that next Saturday (9/12) would be the next regular date.  If you would rather come up to the high country and get cooled off, there will be a parade at 11AM in Williams, AZ. williams_pdp_2020_-_patriot_day____parade_-_usmc_announcement_08-04-2020.pdf

    Also… the High Country Stand Down is on Friday (9/11) from 9A-2P at the Rodeo Barn  in Williams… I’m sure that help from RFTW riders would be appreciated!  8TH ANNUAL HIGH COUNTRY

    STAND DOWN *NEW DATE AND LOCATION*
    Friday – September 11th, 2020 – 9:00 Am to 2:00 Pm
    Williams Rodeo Barn – 800 Rodeo Road – Williams, Arizona
    Dental, vision, Medical referrals, Veterans’ Court, free haircuts and much more.
    Click here for the event flyer

    in reply to: Angel Fire Vietnam Veterans Memorial #20362
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    Any chance we can ride together to Angel Fire this year?  Let me know.

     

    in reply to: Peggy Sue’s #20361
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    Bearcat… I still am looking forward to making the trip to Yermo with you sometime this year for the lunch… it is on my calendar each month as a reminder.  Let me know when we might make that trip.

     

    in reply to: Roughing It #18026
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    One of the advantages of pulling a trailer when camping on RFTW is that I have room for a 4 man tent (Coleman River Gorge) that will accommodate 2 Roll-A-Cots (I will be have a room mate on RFTW).  All of this sets up /takes down and loads up in less than 20 minutes.  I used to carry a backpacking tent for just myself without having the trailer and didn’t have much room… and it took more time to lash down each morning.  A good sleeping pad (like a Thermarest) really makes a big difference when sleeping on the floor of a tent.  Some of the camping locations (like Williams and Wentzville on the Central Route) will actually be inside a church and again, the cots are great for staying off the floor… but a sleeping pad on the floor works, too!  I’m 64 this year and this will be my 3rd time camping and I enjoy the camaraderie with the other campers along with the cost savings!!

     

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    in reply to: Phoenix Area Meet N Greet for January #15448
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    Unfortunately I won’t be making the January or February luncheons… but l do plan to be there for March.

    Steve Andros, “U-Turn”, Az Asst State Coord. – Central Route

     

     

    in reply to: Limon, Colorado #15092
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    Sounds good… Greg!

    in reply to: Limon, Colorado #13792
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    Greg… I have gone ahead and reserved a campsite at the KOA in Limon since we haven’t yet received the “official” camping location information. Rich Payne from Flagstaff will be riding from Williams to DC (and on Sandbox) this year and we plan to share a tent. The campsite is for up to 6 people. You are welcome to join us. If the “official” RFTW campsite looks like a better place, I will cancel the reservation at the KOA… but I just wanted to make sure I had a place reserved. Are you doing Sandbox?

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    in reply to: 2019 PHOENIX AREA RFTW LUNCH #13482
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    I plan to be there… only takes 2 hours 37 minutes per Google Maps from Williams, AZ!!

    in reply to: Before you leave home… #12225
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    BTW… the retracter wasn’t my idea… someone else posted that idea 2 years ago when I was an FNG… don’t know who it was… but thank you!  (I’ve watched other riders on RFTW drop their keys on their pipes and the Fuel Team guy had the task of fishing them out!)

     

    in reply to: Before you leave home… #12223
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    I used to keep my money in my vest… but then… in the rain… I would have to open up my raingear to try and dig out the money in the vest pocket!  Now I keep my cash for fuel in a fanny pack that I have on my waist in front of my belt buckle.  Since I have a keyed fuel cap (same as ignition), I put my spare key on a retractor (think school janitor… most hardware store sell these in the key department) that is on the fanny pack belt so that I don’t have to take my ignition key out (and potentially drop it on my hot pipes)… the retractor isn’t strong enough to hold the fuel cap… but it keeps it handy on top of the fanny pack while fueling.

    in reply to: Colorado Springs to Ontario #11676
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    I have a room at the King’s Inn in Kingman for Saturday night (5/11) with 2 queen beds if anyone want to share/split cost of $114.  Email me at [email protected]

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