The Weekend highlights were:
|Rest Stop - Clarion River|
Till next time...
"Let the good times roll!"
Hey Al; Thanks again for an awesome ride through the ever twisting and sweeping roads of Pennsylvania. I can't really express to you in words how much I enjoy going on that ride except to say that I absolutely LOVED IT!!!
You know as well as I do that when you have a group of that size, patience is the one constant we must have in order, otherwise, you just feel like cranking the right wrist and blasting out of that parking lot so fast that all the dilly dallers see is the smoke curling out of the Nomad's tail pipe.
Now, when it comes to the dilly dallers, I'm not mentioning any names because I'm sure we've all been guilty of that unfortunate character. In saying that, I can honestly tell you that this group is the one I had the most fun with in all the rides I've been on down to Pennsylvania.
Once again Al, thank you so much for a great weekend of scuffed tires and many miles of contorted asphalt. I can't wait to do it all over again.
Good morning Al, just a short note to say "thank you". Thank you for your leadership and patience. Thank you for inviting me to come along. You just keep on outdoing yourself.
I also want to thank Lynn fo her work in co-ordinating the motel bookings, you are an insperation to all women riders. Many thanks to Fred and Kim for helping out. Fred thanks for introducing me to your friend Jack Daniel. Kim you get my vote as our designated photographer and the use of your hands tells me you are now ready to apply for Italian citizenship.
I also want to extend my gratidude to Petra and Reed for for assisting Al with the CB radio, smelling the fumes while sitting at the back of the bus its a dirty job but it was appreciated.
I really enjoyed every minute, every twist, curve, riding without a helmet, riding in hot and wet weather. I got to experience all conditions including sniffs of the "Sinus Vapor" from the Menonites's horses.
Donna and AnneMarie, it was a pleasure having you riding with us, (at least I was not the only rookie on the trip) you are good sports.
Dave thanks for making a Beer run.
Tony and Joe, it was a pleasure meeting you both, everything people have been saying about you its true. (don't worry its all good) Angelo, sorry if you could not sleep the last not, I can assure you the snoring was coming from next door.
Thanks to all the veterans for making this trip a memorable one. It was, so far, the best trip of my riding carrier.
Looking forward in doing it again. You are a great bunch.
Ciao 4 now
Let me start by saying...
THANK YOU to Al & Lynn for asking me to join this outstanding group of individuals on this ride.
This ride was like virgin territory for me, I have never ridden down, up and around as many beautiful curves like the ones we rode. You would have seen me smiling at every turn, I was in awe of the beauty around me, It made my heart light to be in the company of all of you.
As Fred said, there was great camaraderie within the group. Very much appreciate that a few of you had my back and kept a close watch on me (the newbie) as I rode. If this was an initiation, I hope I passed. Nothing would please me more then to be invited back on any or all of your trips in the future. What a great, great group of people. Oh and I cannot forget to thank Donna for being the best roomie a gal could have.
Reed and Petra
Ahh yes... PA. Reed and I took our bikes off the trailer this past weekend with good memories of the weekend. Now just a shine and a buff cloth on our bikes, and we will be ready for our next ride. Thanks once again Al and Fred for leading a great ride on the weekend...always great camaraderie with this group.
Lynn, Thanks again to you, for booking the rooms. Anne Marie, was a pleasure to meet you and look forward to seeing you again.
Fred and Kim
P.S..Never did get my Prime rib at the Royal...I guess a return visit is in order
Al & Lynn, Thank you.
This ride was not initially in my plans; Al, you called me and convinced me that even if the initial accommodation was all exhausted, St Marys was only 10 miles away. That’s when plan B kicked in and I rearranged my schedule and joined you and the rest of the wonderful people that came out this weekend. It was a great ride.
Fred & Kim, Thank You.
Fred you are always there with the GPS full of waypoints and ready to assist with route questions and radio assistance to ensure that the group rides as a pack. Kim, thank you for your “hotels alert”. I saw you talking like an Italian with your hands, you have my vote to be one.
To all, thank you for coming out. Thank you for the camaraderie and the sharing of the stories and jokes. It was great to see
and Reid after not being on a ride with them for a while. It was great to see Tony, Joe, Dave again. Anne-Marie, Donna and Mattia, congratulations on your inaugural PA ride; you’ve handled it like the pros that you are. Petra
Al and Fred, within hours of shutting down the engines, you went to work again, You put together a great wmv compilation of a great ride, of a great week-end with a great group of people.
I feel priviledged to know all of you and ride with you.
Cheers and Let The Good Times Roll.