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I know it’s real short notice but I just found out about it. Washington H-D is having their second annual 9-11 ride this weekend. If you are interested here is the web page:

http://www.hdwash.com/events/event.asp

The flier is on the page. Just thought I’d give you guys a heads up, if some of you might be interested.

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What a pi$$er!

I just got the call from my Stealer that my bike won't be ready till Wednesday evening/Thursday morning, 4-5 days too late!

Any other rides coming up that us "HD Forum" guys can meet at and ride in?
 

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Patriot H-D regular scheduled meeting is Wednesday 9-11 and they are planning a very short meeting and then a police escorted ride to the Pentagon. They are going to try to stop but if there is too much going on we'll just do a ride by.

Oh regarding that bike the guy tried to steal at their open house as it turns out it was a Dealer demo that was outside with the keys in it, the guy asked to test ride it and the sales person went inside to get the stuff together and then the guy tried to ride off on it. And that is what you saw, got the scoop at the last meeting.

Oh John, you know we are going out riding when Coxy gets his bike, he’s already told me I was joining you guys, look forward to hooking up with you.

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So I got up at 6:30 am....

my lovely wife made me a hearty breakfast and I headed over to Washington HD (actually the closest dealer to me) at 8 am.

I pulled into the parking lot around 8:15 am, there were easily 400 bikes there already. WOW. Mostly HDs but some rice. Several hundred bikes showed up after I got there. Total number = ????

Plunked down my 15 duckets and recieved my "free" ride pin. Cool.

The ride started around 9:30 am, I'd say it took 15 minutes before I pulled out.

The ride around the beltway on the Maryland side was your typical cluster f*ck, all the bikes were in the left most lane, and all the f*ckin cages were all over the other three lanes. 15 -50 mph in a herky jerky motion

On the Virginia side of the beltway, all non-motorcycle traffic was STOPPED by state police. I know we were bookin' at 70+mph :D :D :D

The ride ended backwhere we started (I pulled in at 11:30 am). Rather than enduring the heinous lines for a "free" lunch, I checked out the new bikes and split for Casa Wyo.

All in all, it was fun.

wyo
 

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VA V-Rod said:
Patriot H-D regular scheduled meeting is Wednesday 9-11 and they are planning a very short meeting and then a police escorted ride to the Pentagon. They are going to try to stop but if there is too much going on we'll just do a ride by.

Oh regarding that bike the guy tried to steal at their open house as it turns out it was a Dealer demo that was outside with the keys in it, the guy asked to test ride it and the sales person went inside to get the stuff together and then the guy tried to ride off on it. And that is what you saw, got the scoop at the last meeting.

Oh John, you know we are going out riding when Coxy gets his bike, he’s already told me I was joining you guys, look forward to hooking up with you.

Dave
Dave,

Sounds Great! Also, thanks for the info on the "Stolen Bike". I was obviously wrong being told that it was the Harley Davidson's Store owners bike :( But darn, it sure was a pretty bike to be used for demo rides :) I wonder if the sales person asked the little test rider if he had a motorcycle license:eek:

I will have my bike Wednesday Evening, Thursday morning, and will be avaiable to ride any time with you guys except for a few weeks after November 6th when I have to have some shoulder surgery for a torn rotater cuff:confused:

My e-mail is now public on the board for email messages:D
 

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Hay Wyo, Where did they stage you when you got there? I was in the lot across the street from the dealer. I agree about the ride on the MD side I even saw some jerk cut in with the bikes between Rockville Pike and were I-270 enters I-495. I saw the bikes slow until this nitwit got the idea we didn't want him there.

Oh did you see when we rode in through DC most of the cops blocking the entrances, from the 14th Street bridge to the Navy Yard were Virginia cops that came with us onto the DC side. I had heard that the cops were doing this on there own time and as a favor to us, no OT. Don't know if that was true but if it was that was great for them to do that, two thumbs up.

John, I am looking forward in getting together with you. I sure hope Cox 9000 gets his bike soon that would be great. You think you can join us at Patriot H-D for the 9-11 ride that evening? If so we'll make arrangement to hook up.

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Hay Wyo, Where did they stage you when you got there? I was in the lot across the street from the dealer.

Dave
Me too, in the third row back.

Do you know who the group of bikers were that joined us for a while but then exited onto US-50 toward Annapolis? I saw some dumb ass in a big work truck cut right through them. Crazy bastard.

Upon reflection, you're right they were VA cops on the DC side. I also enjoyed all the various firemen that came out at different points on the beltway. No doubt alot of the stopped cagers were pissed about having to wait, I saw many folks waving (especially those with children).

All in all, it was fun.

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Wyo,

Doesn't sound like we were too far from each other. They had me parked in the second row of spaces and I was on the last row. They were parking 4 bikes to a spot I was the last row back parking spot on the last row. I came over with a buddy who had just gotten a FXDWG 100Th year black and silver still had temp tag. I saw 3 other V-Rod there, two with bags and on pretty much still stock.

Too bad we did get a chance to at least say Hi to each other, maybe next time.

Dave
 
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