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Harvest Rally

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If you boys didn't make it to the harvest rally, let me show you something you missed.

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Before they started playing, this guy sitting next to me asked if she could really sing or she got to front the band with her looks. I said "we're getting ready to find out". After the first line of her song we both just looked at each other with dropped jaws. They lady can sing on top of being gorgeous.

Oh yeah, there were bikes there too :)
 

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We were there until two or so then headed to Bandera for a cabin and Mac and Ernies for dinner. I want the r900 that was for sale
 
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Here's a few of the bikes.

This one was in the parking lot, it looks like the "lone rider of the apocalypse" bike in Raising Arizona.

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How about a step through Harley?

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Weather was Awesome!! the ride down was great, saw lots of cool bikes, in the show, and in the parking lot.
Also ran into a few other TWT folks enjoying the bikes and the great weather:sun:
 
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Re: 2009 Harvest Classic Rally

Boy, has this event grown since last time I went. I found Yeeha Stephen and Trinity but didn't use my head on finding others. Sbrogden, I didn't see any R80s. Ducaholic, I saw one yellow Monster but it had a stock headlight. I'll plan better next time.

Did see tons of Ducatis. Probably the most I have ever seen at one event.



Here are some pictures, mostly Italian machines of course.

























Some attending Ducs



They are everywhere



Of course "Best of Show!"



Even some Harley's made the trip

 
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And a great weekend it was. I too missed the honey in picture one. In post four, the BMW shown, was built by Perry of Ft. Worth. This vintage and classic thing could be contagious. Lots of bikes to drool over and many friends to visit with. ( and I missed several of ya'll) Rusty, I saw the Transalp and it was being admired. The BBQ was good last night and the movie they showed was good too. Did ya'll notice there weren't many domestic bikes with loud exhaust. Nice. I hope to see you there next year. Hardy
 

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I tried to track you down Hardy. I saw your hack, but Ausfletch was the only one near it that I knew. He pointed you out across the field, but you were talking with the guys with the sidecar rigs in the show. By the time I wandered over you were gone. Then your bike was.
 
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That's me sitting under the Ducati tent with legs crossed... My allergies were killing me!!! But a great time for sure. Met a bunch of guys, enjoyed conversation at the conv. store down the road with a couple brothers on their Thruxons and a nice guy from Plano on his BMW GS650. This was a fantastic weekend done right by the organizers, Ducati and all that attended.
 

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Non smoker here too. Don't like presence of it but don't think it would ruin an open air day of looking at old iron though. :shrug:
Normally it wouldn't, but I just couldn't seem to get away from it. We were there for several hours, just decided to cut it short and ride for a while instead. Just a choice "A" vs. choice "B" thing.
 
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Awesome event that has really grown into something fantastic. And as much fun as it is, don't forget about all the good that it does for charity. For those who don't know where the money goes/what it's all about, all proceeds raised through the Harvest Classic go to the Candlelighters program at Any Baby Can (based out of Austin). Candlelighters provides direct support for the families of children who are battling cancer. I can't imagine the depths of the needs that immediately arise when you find out your child is facing cancer. Where would you even begin? That is where Candlelighters comes in - to provide the support and education and resources for those families. What amazing people to be there for so many families in some of their darkest hours. All of us at Moto Liberty are honored to be able to play even a small part in supporting the Harvest Classic and Candlelighters.

Whether or not you made it to the Harvest Classic, if you'd like to support or find out more about this very worthy charity, you can follow the links at http://www.harvestclassic.org/candlelighters/index.html. I'm not affiliated with Harvest Classic management or the charity, I just want to be sure everyone is reminded of the big picture reason behind this great event.
 
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The weather could not have been more perfect. What a great crowd with lots of cool bikes. Introduced myself to Big A when I saw his TWT teeshirt but wished I had met more of you. That's me standing behind my R90S telling the guy in the yellow jacket it's not for sale....today.
 
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Some more thoughts and questions.

Did anyone look at the Bimoto on display by the dealer in the parking lot?
What a work of art. Every nut and bolt on that bike is so great looking. This bike gets my vote for sexiest factory bike I've ever seen.





What is the story on Todo Moto? Are these guys like 59 club and just like the look they are throwing down. Or are they really 1%ers

 
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My Harvest RR

I wasn't in a real photo-ey mood Saturday so all I have to show is a handful of snapshots. No polarizer either, so I'll leave most shots of gleaming chrome to somebody else :).

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Somewhere past Driftwood, TX... and darned cold. I made a tactical error in not fixing my DS helmet with the clear face shield and had to wear my Arai with a dark shield. It was really dark at 06:30 and I could feel the presence of critters just itching to cross in front of me. Needless to say, it was slow going until the sun came up and by then I was too cold to go fast.

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After warming my hands up on the engine I made it to Blanco. This is the Blanco River... it was probably much more exciting a few days ago after this area got up to 9" of rain. I chowed some authentic Huevos Rancheros and texted Mr. Longhorn who was still sitting on his duff sucking down the coffee in Austin waiting for Sleepylu, who was apparently still... sleeping? :lol2:



Speaking of longhorns, this was the biggest longhorn I'd ever seen. The fence and the angle of the light make for a crappy shot, but I wasn't about to go tell him to move. He was hanging out on Trainer Wuest Rd (CR 103) SW of Blanco... a very cool road. I briefly chatted with an older HD rider at the end of 103 where it meets 1623 and then headed for Luckenbach at a rather brisk rate... or so I thought. In a very short period of time I felt somebody breathing down my neck and looked in my mirrors to see the HD rider on my butt. I waved him by and he took off like the proverbial bat... leaning that big bike into the many curves like it was his JOB. This HD rider was no slouch. :bow: I don't think he wanted a $3,500 blue Japanese dual sport in front of him :deal:.

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One of the first things I saw upon arrival at Luckenbach was a line of Ducati 1100 Hypermotards. That I got to demo. :rider: 3x the horsepower of my DR and only what, 20 or 30 lbs heavier? The ride leader kept everybody sane, but I could see the potential for serious hooliganism and snuck in a little wheelie here and there. I rarely get to ride other motorbikes and really only have DS-type bike experience, so this was a real treat. At first I couldn't get it to turn, but once I stopped trying to make it turn and just let it turn, it was effortless.

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After the demo ride I proceeded to take in the sights. This gentleman said one night he decided to clean the rust off the fender and three years later, this is what it looks like! It was beautiful... the leather in the side car was amazing.



An OLD Indian. Anybody know the year?

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Obviously someone's labor of love.

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There was a handful of sweet old dirtbikes. I vaguely remember these from when I was a kid in the early 1970s. There was also a bunch of trails riders running around three or four different stations, some of them very good and some even on vintage bikes, but I never did get a good picture.

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A cruddy shot but an interesting bike... one motor wasn't enough.

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I quickly got tired of wandering around and took off. Next time you're on 1888 (Blanco River Road) heading back from Luckenbach, look for this road on the north side before you hit 1623. Really fun! After that I tried to cut through from Hye-Albert Rd, down Lange Rd and through to CR 205 and Flat Creek Road. Some maps show this as complete. It's not. I had to stop and apologize to a rancher for trundling around on his land. And my hard case flew open and scattered my clothes down the dirt road as I jumped cattle guards. And my rack lost a bolt and I had to use a bunch of zip ties to secure it to the bike... :giveup:

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I finally made it to Flat Creek Road and was cruising along when I passed these two guys. The goat has his head stuck through the fence and his horns had trapped it in there good. His wingman the llama was trying to ascertain my intentions before he bit my face off. I rescued the goat and all was right with the animal world. Hopefully this also squares the karmic debt I had for trespassing on the aforementioned rancher's place...

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After Flat Creek Road I popped into Johnson City and ran into these two characters. I'm pretty sure Longhorn has the kitchen sink in one of the other boxes just in case. Him taking a picture of me (with his eyes closed? am I that ugly? :lol2:)



And me taking a picture of him (stolen from him :trust:).

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And the other character, Mr. Sleepy himself, with his Tonka truck TKC-80s. I tried to convince them to take Cypress Mill - Old Spicewood - Fall Creek but they didn't get the message in time. Note to self (and others) regarding Old Spicewood Road. Ya know some of those big round hills you fly over where you can't really see the bottom because the slope keeps increasing? Sometimes there are cows standing down there.... luckily for me, right off the side of the road, but the skid marks indicate that isn't aways the case. :eek2:



I ended up with a little over 200 miles for the day and had a great time.
 
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Re: 2009 Harvest Classic Rally

Boy, has this event grown since last time I went. I found Yeeha Stephen and Trinity but didn't use my head on finding others. Sbrogden, I didn't see any R80s.
Rick,

I was camped on the far side of the creek, opposite the Todo Moto group :-) I was with 3 other riders on various bikes. I'll post some pix when I get the chance. I shot a 2 minute video of the trials competition - David, in the zebra shirt, making it look effortless.

The Todo Moto crowd was in bad form Friday night and very subdued Saturday night - after they were told they could not come back again. Seems they have been advised about the rules of the rally and failed - repeatedly - to follow them. :headbang:

I'll probably go back next year - and camp where Todo Moto usually hangs. :dude:
 
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Re: 2009 Harvest Classic Rally

Rick,

I was camped on the far side of the creek, opposite the Todo Moto group :-) I was with 3 other riders on various bikes. I'll post some pix when I get the chance. I shot a 2 minute video of the trials competition - David, in the zebra shirt, making it look effortless.

The Todo Moto crowd was in bad form Friday night and very subdued Saturday night - after they were told they could not come back again. Seems they have been advised about the rules of the rally and failed - repeatedly - to follow them. :headbang:

I'll probably go back next year - and camp where Todo Moto usually hangs. :dude:
I walked past your area so I'm sorry I missed your bike and you. Where are these Todo Moto guys from?
Next year (If I'm able to attend) we will have to set a place and time to meet.
Rick
 
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Re: 2009 Harvest Classic Rally

I walked past your area so I'm sorry I missed your bike and you. Where are these Todo Moto guys from?
Next year (If I'm able to attend) we will have to set a place and time to meet.
Rick
Most of Todo Moto are from San Antonio and there abouts. Last year, one of them responded to a thread here with a link to their Facebook page - interesting is all I can say.

I went out on a ride Saturday around noon, but otherwise was parked on the left after you cross the low water "bridge".

Perhaps on a ride to eat (pie, burgers, ribs) we'll have a chance to meet.
 
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We will make it happen. I looked at your website and we have some common ground. I returned to motorcycling after a 25 year lull. I bought a 82 Virago 750. The motorcycling disease progressed and I bought a ZR7. I was then beyond help and now ride the Ducati.
Sorry for the hijack.
 
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Great pics all.

Coolhand, I think there was a sign on the red Indian early Saturday saying it was a 1906 or 1908.
 
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