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September Newsletter 2015

6 Oct 2015

September Newsletter 2015

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FROM THE ROOM OUT THE BACK

Another little yarn to start things off

Long To Live

This biker lady has a heart attack and is taken to the hospital. While on the operating table, she had a near death experience.

Seeing god she asked “Is my time up?” God said “No you have 43 years 2 months and 8 days to live.”

Upon recovery, the women decided to stay in hospital and have a facelift, liposuction and a tummy tuck. Since she had so much more time to live, new roads to ride, she figured she might as well look even nicer.

After her last operation, she was released from hospital. While riding her motorcycle home, she was run into by a delivery truck and killed. Arriving at the pearly gates in front of God, she demanded, “I thought you said I had another 40+ years? How come you didn’t pull me out of the path of that fricken truck?”

God replied, “I didn’t recognise you.”

Hi Everyone

We had a good turnout for the wood chop but couldn’t do much as there was a horse event on and they didn’t want chain saws going, so we did the usual thing, had a BBQ lunch and a couple of drinks. The Meeting on the Sunday at Forks Hotel was well attended, was a nice ride down there first time my bike been out since May. Our rally is getting closer and everything is under control for it. It was good to see Maxine at the meeting and  we all hope your leg is getting better and you are back on your bike soon.

Ride safe and have fun

Shayne S.    TTAG

usa

Shayne and Vickie`s USA Trip.

Finally after 20 odd hours of traveling we finally made it to DC at 4.15 in the morning. So hot, even at that time of the day!! After a few hours of sleep we had a wee walk around and found a nice Irish pub to have a cold beer and some much needed food! Just chilled for the rest of the day. Sunday we did a bus tour of DC. Super-hot once again. Monday arrived and time to get the bike. Slight problem with the GPS…kept turning off!  Not ideal on those roads. Back to Eagle Rider and they fitted a new one and then we were off!!! First day was just a short ride. Took a while to get used to the roads and bike. GPS took us a few wrong turns but we finally got it sorted on the 3rd day. First ride we did was The Skyline Drive. Amazing views. Met some fellow bikers while on a drink break. All very friendly. 4th day we did the Dragons Tail. Took a while to find our way there. Met a real live hillbilly while stopping for directions. He said he had trouble understanding us!!!  Right back at ya we thought!  Dragon’s tail was pretty awesome. Passed some guys who had gone over the edge. Good luck getting their bikes back. On the eighth day we headed for New Orleans. Tried to avoid the freeways. Found a road with bumps just about the whole way. Awesome views though so made up for the crappy roads. We had 2 nights in New

Orleans. We did a cruise down the Mississippi on a paddle boat. Went to Bourbon Street. There was a street called Frenchmen Street just 5 minutes from our hotel which is supposed to be better than Bourbon Street so we went there. Lots of jazz and bars. After New Orleans we made our way to Memphis.

Just had to do Graceland. Not as big as we thought and very 70s of course!!

But can now cross that off the bucket list. Very hot down south. And so muggy.

Did lots of swimming along the way. Slowly made our way back to DC on the 2nd of July. Was very lucky with the weather. Only got caught in one thunderstorm but it was a good one. Poured down. And a few showers on our last day but apart from that it was the high 30s for the whole 2 1/2 weeks we were on the bike. Would totally recommend it. Everyone we met was super friendly and loved our accents!!!!  Now to save for the next one!