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You can tell it's spring in the Northeast. I was outside this morning gathering brush to burn (an annual ritual I could easily do without) when I heard the call of spring; the sound of distant v-twin pipes winding through the twisties as they approached my house. It brought a smile to my face. I live on a road frequented by bikes in the warm months and it's common to have 30 bikes pass by in a day. Today was one of the first warm (35°+) weekend days since winter and the sound of those pipes reminded me of things to come; hot nights you ride around the lakes to feel the cool breeze, the therapy of washing your bike, enjoying a beer as I sit back and just stare at my Victory—I think it's beautiful, hooking up with old friends out on bike rallys. Can you tell I'm really eager to start my summer?

The irony is that I don't have my bike. It spent the winter—and now early spring—at Lloydz shop where he's putting on a few doodads (beach bars, longer cables, new 2-1 RPW pipes, etc.) and having a few things rechromed such as the forks and luggage rack. We have an agreement: He does great work and I don't bug him about it. Talk about self discipline! I'm not sure how much longer I can hold out. So if you are out an about and carving up the road on your bike this spring, and pass by guys with long faces doing yard work, give them a wave. We need a little sympathy.

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Comment by Larry Meservey on May 7, 2009 at 6:17am
Jeff I was going to ask if you are really washing you bike yourself? I hope so, but if Lloyd gets it all finger printed up while working on it you know that we can take care of that when we see you in Spirit Lake in August. I planned on telling you about my new Vision but how could I do that to a guy who is bikeless. Guess you'll just have to see it or ride it when our paths cross sometime this summer. Or may be I'll just take aride north and look for that long face cutting his grass.
Larry!!!
"The Polish Guy"
Comment by Ross Thacker on March 25, 2009 at 7:34pm
Jeff, Here is a virtual wave -- "WAVE" ! I've had to give up my spring trips this year and am a bit bummed. There is a group from here down in Texas Hill Country this week and another group in a couple of weeks....argh! I do plan to do some V2V legs and to Billings for the National Meet. Well, the anticipation is half the fun. Ok, maybe only 25%... In the mean time it is nice to get out and about. Hope you get your scoot back soon, all shined up and wild looking!

...Ross
Comment by Joe Di Rocco on March 22, 2009 at 7:20pm
I keep tellin' ya',...throw the damn bike on the back of Millie's truck and get yer' ass down here to Florida! You know, it really is your turn! Didn't do Bikeweek this year, so didn't get to see Lloyd. He probably has some good stories about what he's plannin' for your bike (Heee, hee!)
Later,
di roc

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