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Pie run III: Arrive alive in Fairfield!

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Good pie run to go to after a year hiatus. Great route by Hemibee aka Tony Massey, shared table and conversation w Steve and Scott, parking lot fellowship with Ron, John, Jim, Dave, Tim. GREAT riding w Corinne Shootergal. Now I need to hunt down the minute oil leak that soiled my right boot.
 
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That's me dead center - red Strom, red jacket. Did anybody get an approximate bike count? I know it was approximately a whole bunch.
 

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I heard a count of 81 bikes from someone as I was leaving (Jim, IndianScout maybe?).
 
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Pie run to Fairfield

No pictures on the way to Fairfield. I rode over with P-ratt. He was on an FZ-1 and I rode my DRZ400 as fast as it would go. Mark was leading on a back road route of his choosing. I was following along on a very bumpy road. How bumpy you ask? Well, one of my eyeballs bounced out and was swinging like a tetherball unwinding from the pole. I say unwinding because with each swing around my face, the attached cord was pulled further from my eye socket.:trust: Very hard to stay focused. When I did get my other eye to focus on something other than the circling orb, I saw a sign that said, "ROUGH ROAD AHEAD." Ahead??? What the heck was that behind us.:lol2: Very good ride. Lots of riders. About 240 miles according to google maps. I took pictures on the way back. Will post below.
 
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I heard a count of 81 bikes from someone as I was leaving (Jim, IndianScout maybe?).
Yes, I counted 81 bikes when I came out of the restaurant about 12:00 p.m. Not sure if any one left prior to that time other than the bike that was parked next to me, however I counted that one.
 
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Re: Pie run to Fairfield

At least 3 of these show up
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Only one of these. Restoration recently finished. The lady rode in from Palestine, I believe. Riding partner/hisband? Rode the BMW in the background. I wish I had the patience and skills to do a restoration like these.
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Here’s the rider and her bike.
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Not a lot of age on this bike, but there is a lot of miles, around 100K. The couple has multiple Burgmans.
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Some of the bikes
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2 side car rigs were present.
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Found a tunnel on the way home. Others found it also and I tagged along with them for about 10 to 15 miles.
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Lots of flowers.
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Beautiful roads
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I stopped here for a beverage. The store has been reopened by a lady that used to frequent it when she was a child. It had remained empty after the owner had died. Some of the original stock was still in the building. Cokes in bottles, a bottle of Hadacol, oil in metal cans, hand written ledgers, adding machines, etc. I ran out of batteries in my camera, but I will go back.
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One of the ledgers
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Re: Pie run to Fairfield

Cool pics all the way around. I love the old general store. Watch out for the American Pickers.
 

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Re: Pie run to Fairfield

I couldn't find an official thread so I guess I'll post my experience.

No pictures on the way to Fairfield. I rode over with P-ratt. He was on an FZ-1 and I rode my DRZ400 as fast as it would go. Mark was leading on a back road route of his choosing. I was following along on a very bumpy road. How bumpy you ask? Well, one of my eyeballs bounced out and was swinging like a tetherball unwinding from the pole. I say unwinding because with each swing around my face, the attached cord was pulled further from my eye socket.
kind of like this?
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Re: Pie run to Fairfield

Great pix, HR. Sorry I didn't meet you today. I was a little overwhelmed by the crowd. And I think we all found some pretty bumpy backroads; Leon's and my eyeballs were both left spinning.

Hey Danny - I walked into the restaurant and was looking for a place to sit, & somebody punched me from behind & offered me a chair. It was Doug & Annette Shelfer. They were on the way back from Houston & just happened to be there for lunch. By happenstance, Doug was wearing a Beemer hat, so everybody just thought he was a TWT'er.
 
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Wonderful photos! Thanx for sharing! And GREAT riding w/you too Peter! It's been way too long!
I vote the Montgomery/Conroe/The Woodlands/Magnolia/Huntsville group plan another ride SOON!!!
 
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Robin and I got there around 10:25 and there were already quite a few folks there as you can see in the first picture. I got a picture of the 250 Ducati and I also got one of the Harley sidecar rig. And of course pictures of my pie. I couldn't decide on one so I ended up getting pecan and apple :eat:.
 

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My camera was on the fritz, so I only got 3 photos at the start of the ride.

Here is our posse at the old Minyards parking lot in SW Arlington:



GixxerJasen and his FJR (hey, wait a minute :scratch: )



Pie Man 3.14, Leon (left), and some of the DFW folks.



Ride down was very overcast and a bit chilly at times. Sorry, Dan, that I was too slow. Saw several good patches of bluebonnets but the lighting was terrible for any photos.

We stopped in Hubbard, I completely missed the riders waiting in Malone - I actually looked but just flat missed them. :doh:

We got into FF just before 11:00 to find a parking lot full of all kinds of bikes.

I had a new GPS that was purchased after selling the Kawasaki ZR7S and had added the MC mount yesterday, but it was indicating that it was on internal battery and also indicated "low battery" before getting to Sam's. Turned out to be a blown 3 amp fuse - easy switch to an unused 5 amper.

Saw lots of the usual suspects and plenty of new faces. The Sam's staff was very good, I thought, and the buffet was very good as well. And pie comes with the buffet! :zen:

Distraught over camera issues, I decided to just slab home and skip the bluebonnet pictures. However, I saw plenty of good patches north of Corsicana and near Ennis.

Oh, some excitement. I was gassing up at the Shell station when I heard a crash and saw someone running with a large, gray box around the back of the building. Then another guy runs out of the store yelling "Police!". All I could do was motion around the side of the building toward where the guy had disappeared. :shrug: Seems like the store was awaiting an armored service to pick up the cash box and got it ripped off. Sucks. :(

One other bright spot was the 75 MPH speed limit on I45. :rider:
 
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Re: Pie run to Fairfield

Humanrace, nice picture of Robin but we're not a couple :lol2:. We just ride together a lot.
Dennie (how do you spell that?) - not to worry, we're always put together beyond our protestations :yawn:
 
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I went sort of nutz with the shutter finger today, almost 60 pix after the cull, so I did a slide show of them all.

The small version, a bit over 11Mb for you dial-up people, it's the postage-stamp size version:
http://tinyurl.com/86pq6s7

And the big version, a bit over 52Mb, but it'll fill up your screen:
http://tinyurl.com/73fnps5
Ah, I saw you shooting my red Strom. Should have introduced yourself. Nice slideshow (even though my laptop nearly choked on it).
 

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Ah, I saw you shooting my red Strom. Should have introduced yourself. Nice slideshow (even though my laptop nearly choked on it).
Dang. I did not realize you were there. Would have been ice to meet you. Of course, with my memory being what it is, it might have been nice to meet you again... :wary: :-P
 
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Dang. I did not realize you were there. Would have been ice to meet you. Of course, with my memory being what it is, it might have been nice to meet you again... :wary: :-P
I do SO understand that!!!

Call me Sharon, I'll probably answer..............
 
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Some shots I grabbed on my phone.

Arlington group shooting the .... poop, and getting ready to ride. :mrgreen:

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Gas stop...

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I hit the slap on the way back towards Dallas but stopped in Ennis at the Exxon off of 34. I needed to clean bugs off the helmet, go potty (I have a three year old in my house so yes I use that word) and down a Mountain Dew. Took off and hit the Blue Bonnet Trails a bit on my way back north to finally get back on 45 for a mile and then take Mallow Bridge Road back home. Here's some shots I stopped and got along the way.

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And some with the bike!!!

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Great shots Robin!!! The one you shot of my face turned out well, I couldn't figure out how you were shooting as I couldn't see your zoom at the time so I was curious how it turned out. Great one!
 
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Re: Pie run to Fairfield

...I was following along on a very bumpy road. How bumpy you ask?...
It was bumpy enough that I placed a call to ProCycle for new fork seals on the way home. Hopefully parts will make it in time for installation so I can make the LSTD @ TWS next weekend.
:eek2:
 
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The one you shot of my face turned out well, I couldn't figure out how you were shooting as I couldn't see your zoom at the time so I was curious how it turned out. Great one!
Fact is, I'd left white balance on florescent after the pie shot inside, so I had to really 'Shop everything after lunch - totally dumb thing to do. The shots of you were really blown out and I had to pretend 'artistic license' to make like they were good ones. Fooled you, didn't I? :clap::clap::clap:
 
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I went sort of nutz with the shutter finger today, almost 60 pix after the cull, so I did a slide show of them all.

The small version, a bit over 11Mb for you dial-up people, it's the postage-stamp size version:
http://tinyurl.com/86pq6s7

And the big version, a bit over 52Mb, but it'll fill up your screen:
http://tinyurl.com/73fnps5
Robin, thanks very much for the great film! I couldn't make it yesterday; but you made feel like I was there! :sun:
 
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The Arlington contingent rode included Ryan, who was shooting real film with an ancient Canon AE-1. Hopefully when his film is processed (where do you do that, anyway), he'll grace us with some old-fashioned pictures.
 
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Dang. I did not realize you were there. Would have been ice to meet you. Of course, with my memory being what it is, it might have been nice to meet you again... :wary: :-P
I kept hearing your name, but couldn't get peeled away to go find you. As it is, prior commitments and the expected arrival of grandbaby Reese will probably keep me away from the next three, but hopefully I'll be at Edom in July. I'll make a point of meeting you there. Or meeting you again. Either is fine. :trust:
 
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Looks like fun. Wish I could've ridden with the Arlington contingent. However, I couldn't find a good way to bungee my 18 month old to the pillion, a he's too big for a side case.
 
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Looks like fun. Wish I could've ridden with the Arlington contingent. However, I couldn't find a good way to bungee my 18 month old to the pillion, a he's too big for a side case.
Give it some time, it's tough but it slowly gets better. Mine just turned three and I finally was able to make two pie runs in a row!!! :mrgreen:
 

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Re: Pie run to Fairfield

It was bumpy enough that I placed a call to ProCycle for new fork seals on the way home. Hopefully parts will make it in time for installation so I can make the LSTD @ TWS next weekend.
:eek2:
the SV normally shrugs off bumps like a real pro but I had the forks re-built after the crash and either the compression damping got turned full firm or a thicker oil was used. all the loose marbles rattling around in my head was quit distracting.:rider:
 
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Did you pass some Tandem Bicycles on Malloy Bridge? i thought we saw an FJR as we were coming into Seagoville.
As a matter of fact I did. I remember it very clearly because just as I was approaching the group one of the bikes veered fully into my lane in front of me causing me to make evasive maneuvers. Hoping that wasn't you, because if it was, there were foul words sent your direction but contained within my helmet. :rofl:
 
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Well, I missed the ride up with the Conroe bunch so solo it is. Up I45 to Huntsville when I said the heck with it and got on 75 north of Huntsville. OMG, i hereby nominate US75 as most in need of resurfacing! Bumpy and rough for miles on end. Tar snakes everywhere. Just not very enjoyable, lots of nice views but the road surface SUCKS!

Upon arrival, lots of bikes and lots of friendly faces. Several folks were in "STIG" mode.
A couple of examples were???? I know who. Do you?
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Bikes in the lot and one really cool Ducati!
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The reason for the event. Pie was so so but as long as one eats with friends, both old and new, who cares. Mine.
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My table partners. Chocolate something.
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The ride home down US 84, FM 80, FM 39, Texas 90 and 30, with a ride down thru the forest home was uneventful, some flowers out but nothing like over in the Independence area last weekend. Ended up following some of the Conroe crew down FM80/39. Yes, its a bad picture but it did happen.
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For those with really good eyes, that Hemibee, Snoopster, Abby, and Eddirt out in front of me. Way out in front of me. I guess I need to ride faster. :giveup:

Self portrait on the way down FM39, which I believe could be the most boring Farm to Market road in Texas.
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the SV normally shrugs off bumps like a real pro but I had the forks re-built after the crash and either the compression damping got turned full firm or a thicker oil was used. all the loose marbles rattling around in my head was quit distracting.:rider:
I am just due for service. 35k on current components. Actually, I think trouble started a few days ago, but the rough roads hammered the point home.;-)
 
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Re: Pie run to Fairfield

Only one of these. Restoration recently finished. The lady rode in from Palestine, I believe. Riding partner/hisband? Rode the BMW in the background. I wish I had the patience and skills to do a restoration like these.
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Here’s the rider and her bike.
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That's Shirley and her Ducati that her husband/riding partner rebuilt for her. Here's a photo from a couple years ago during it's "very" early resto phase.



Your pic is the first I've seen of it finished, looks fantastic! Great job Tom :thumb:
 
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I made it home needing a new rear tire....
Omg very lucky there. That sent chills down my spine.

The pie was great (funny when we ran them out of plates) and the camp out was even better. On to the next event :D

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I sure hope it wasn't me either. Was that just before Kaufman Rd on a slight hill? One of the other guys made that same maneuver on me early in the day!!!! Were you up on Sugar Ridge also? We saw 2 bikes up there and one them was an FJR. Well sorry about that maneuver even if it wasn't me!
 
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I was out on FM660 but didn't turn down Sugar Ridge rd. And no offense, but you guys weren't making good enough time for me to see you at SR and in Seagoville. :mrgreen:

Yea, it was right before Kaufman St. It's all good, I muttered my curse words and by the time I'd made my turn and was on my way it was forgotten. Well, until someone brought it back up. :lol2:

It's all good! :rider:

I was surprised to see that the roadies I came up on all looked to be on tandems. You don't see tandems hardly at all, let alone a group of them.
 
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Thanks Mark. I was proud of Shirley. Making the transition from the Stella to a foot shift bike is hard enough but I had to build her something with a right hand shift and left side brake. She did very well though and no more running out of speed when we hit the hills. Of course we only rode 55 and 60 because of the break in period. We met lots of great people and lots of interesting bikes. A fun day!
 
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I went sort of nutz with the shutter finger today, almost 60 pix after the cull, so I did a slide show of them all.

The small version, a bit over 11Mb for you dial-up people, it's the postage-stamp size version:
http://tinyurl.com/86pq6s7

And the big version, a bit over 52Mb, but it'll fill up your screen:
http://tinyurl.com/73fnps5
Great shots Robin. I even managed to get in one and my bike in another.
 
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