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Went to the Toy Run today here in the Denver area. Great day, great turnout, lots of fun. Couldn't of been more than 30 degrees when I left my house at 7:30am, but it was well worth it. I do need to invest in some real gloves. The $10 leather work gloves from Ace Hardware do not cut it at those temps. I actually had to stop two times this morning to thaw my hands because I couldn't even tell if I was holding on to the handlebars anymore. By 9am or so though, it was warm enough. I haven't head how many bikes were there yet, but the lowest estimate i've heard so far is close to three thousand. Guiness book of world records was on hand and once they tally the results, it's expected to set a new world record for the longest motorcycle procession or some crap like that (ever notice how Guiness has a record for everything these days). Anyway, great day. I only took one crappy picture. I couldn't find a place in the lot to show all the bikes. There were many more than what's in this picture.
 

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That's a LOT of bikes.

I was wondering why we haven't heard more about the toy runs going on around the Country.

Thanks for sharing, Honkylips.
 

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It was a nippy morning...

and I couldn't make the toy run (church duties), but think a lot of this charity. Heard Vinny (RMH-D) Saturday on KOA radio talking about this. Very impressive. Said if 4000 riders showed up it would set a record for the longest, escorted, motorcycle procession.

BTW, I ride year round here at 8800 ft. in Park County (had my Buell out this evening in 20 degree temps). The finest winter gloves I've tried are the H-D winter gloves. May want to give them a try.

BTW, I'm experiencing brain block -- can't tell the location of your picture but it looks familiar.

Steve
 

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You didn't take the toys to wal-mart did you?


Sterling,Co Wal-Mart Resells Donated Toys
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"There was everything in that box -- clothing, sporting goods, food items. My understanding was that the box would be emptied regularly. We had no way of knowing whether or not those items had been paid for," Barritt said.

He said the box was not visible from the store's security cameras, so there was no video proof that the toys were purchased.

As a result, he decided to place all of the items in the box back on store shelves to be resold.
 

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Re: It was a nippy morning...

sfarson said:
and I couldn't make the toy run (church duties), but think a lot of this charity. Heard Vinny (RMH-D) Saturday on KOA radio talking about this. Very impressive. Said if 4000 riders showed up it would set a record for the longest, escorted, motorcycle procession.

BTW, I ride year round here at 8800 ft. in Park County (had my Buell out this evening in 20 degree temps). The finest winter gloves I've tried are the H-D winter gloves. May want to give them a try.

BTW, I'm experiencing brain block -- can't tell the location of your picture but it looks familiar.

Steve
I'll check out those gloves, thanks for the tip. Although I'll prolly just wait till the swap meet in February and pick up a pair of cheapies. The Toy Run started at the Aspen Grove Shopping mall. It's a fairly new strip mall at Santa Fe and Mineral, right next to the Light Rail park and ride. It was pretty cool getting to cruise through town blowing red light after red light. Lots of people on the side of the road waving and watching us go by. One lady had a sign that said "here comes the real Santas". Thought that was kinda cool.
 

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Toys for Tots

Yeah I rode in the Colorado Toys for tots as well. Good gloves are a must when riding in 30 degree weather. I have never seen so many toys for charity in my life. My only gripe was that about half way through the ride, the police and firetrucks stopped blocking off the side streets and there were tons of bikers running red lights in the downtown denver area trying to keep up with their friends. Hopefully that'll be fixed for next year. It was a great event and look forward to doing again next year.
 
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