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Beyond EPIC 4: Sep 2-5, 2011, The Ozarks

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It was nice "talking" w/ you guys &girls tonight . Plenty of stories ......most of them true . The last of us have called it a night. Have a safe trip back .

Vinny - had a blast (kevin)
 
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Had a great time! Had to leave out yesterday. Major wildfires are burning in Bastrop. Our entire neighborhood is gone. My house was completely destroyed. Nobody was home so we lost everything. My family is safe though and that is the most important thing.
Thats terrible news Bastrop, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
 
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Got to Gilmer this morning at 2:30 a.m. Set a personal record for one day miles ridden on the KLR650- 537 miles.......had to stop at Gilmer because the road was closed due to smoke and I was TIRED.........home at 1:30p.m. or so to Thorndale. It looks like **** here compared to Arkansas.......
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Bastrop, do you have short term support? Do you have friends or family to lean on....is there anything we can do??
Mark:pray:
 
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Gravelklr,
It was a pleasure being your neighbor at the hotel, and visiting with you. I glad you made it home safely.
Look forward to seeing you again and meeting your better half.
 
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Had a ton of peg scrapping fun on the way in. Jerry was navigatin' and Garmin wasn't co-operatin'!
We took a detour on to Hwy 123 which turned out to be a lot of peg scraping fun. Little did we know we would be riding this road every day a few times!
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For posterity, here's another shot:
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The second day Jerry led CDC and myself on the moonshine loop, with a little modification. Yes the GPS was acting up, that's right (and he stuck with that story):
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Sunday was the best! We walk back from breakfast and Tourmeister is ready on the GS and says "get ready, I've been waiting for you guys". Ok, now Jerry wanted to do a run by the pig trail or something to get a sticker, in Tourmeister's words "Are you ready for the best ride yet? You can get the sticker by mail."

We started off on Hwy123 all the way up, then a few turns left, right, left, I dunno, lost track... ended up taking a ferry across some lake, ended up in Missouri and had the blast of a lifetime riding roads in Arkansas and Missouri! And all this Tourmeister conjured up based on just memory!

You'll have to bug Tourmeister for the details on the route all I can do is post a pic of the ferry crossing! Notice Tourmeister in deep thought, you would think he's thinking about the roads but no it was something else... anyway
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So thanks Jerry, CDC and Tourmeister, but above all thanks to Richard for putting this together!

On the ride back home, I was saddened to see the devastation caused by wildfires. This looked like a mushroom cloud from one angle and I was in a hurry to take the camera out, but then I kept seeing more and more smoke so finally took the camera out and took a few shots while going by:
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Deeper into Texas, I had to ride through the smoke. A water district guy I met at a gas station cautioned me to stay on 59 as lot of the highways were being blocked because of fire hazard. He was filling up his truck to tow the command center onsite.
 
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Sad news. I got text from wife she had to evacuate the house. Hopefully it'll still be up tomorrow.
Bastrop, I'm not sure if we've met but if you need anything feel free to ask. The family is safe and like you said, that's the most important thing.

Had a great time! Had to leave out yesterday. Major wildfires are burning in Bastrop. Our entire neighborhood is gone. My house was completely destroyed. Nobody was home so we lost everything. My family is safe though and that is the most important thing.
 
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Had a great time! Had to leave out yesterday. Major wildfires are burning in Bastrop. Our entire neighborhood is gone. My house was completely destroyed. Nobody was home so we lost everything. My family is safe though and that is the most important thing.

Dan,
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Thanks for leading the ride on Friday, you did a awesome job. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
I am sure the TWT community is willing to help anyway possible.
 
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Bastrop,

I'm really sorry to hear about your loss, but I thank God that your family is safe. When we didn't see you at the Sunday pm raffle and then heard about the fires in Bastrop, we put two and two together and have been praying. Let me know if you need anything at all.
 
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Bastrop,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if I can help in any way.
 
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Sad news. I got text from wife she had to evacuate the house. Hopefully it'll still be up tomorrow.
Bastrop, I'm not sure if we've met but if you need anything feel free to ask. The family is safe and like you said, that's the most important thing.

Prayers for you and Bastrop. Hoping the best for both your families.
 
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Bastrop (DAN), so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Marcus, Daily, and I enjoyed riding with you. Please keep us informed of what is going on with you and yours...

SpiritRider (Ernie)
 
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It's cuz you've been busy putting your super secret DS trip together!
BTW I didn't ignore you still trying to see if I can make it.

I need to get my priorities straight and do this ride next year. Dangit, where did I steer wrong this year?
 
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Sorry about the gobly-gook in the post - I am - or was trying to post my photos.
 
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