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Old March 9th, 2016, 06:16 PM   #31
 
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I remember drives like that in my old triumph tr 4 ragtop cruising at 75-80 and I'm the only one on the road at midnight. Many times I took the long way home just to enjoy a few more miles. I bet it was nice on the bike



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Two such occasions come to mind

One was when I was in graduate school and went to the Black Hills to rock climb. I had seen Mt. Rushmore as a child, but thought that I would visit again. My emotional reaction really took me by surprise. There were speakers playing "America the Beautiful" and I got quite the lump in my throat and my eyes got moist. I suppose that it probably seems corny to many people, but I was moved.

The other experience will probably seem really goofy. A year or two ago we went to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; I just wanted to see the museum. While I am quite a car enthusiast, my interest has always been hot rods, drag cars (I was a street racer, back in the day) and sports cars. I have never been turned on by roundy-round racing. Nevertheless, to my great surprise, I found myself greatly moved by being in the Speedway; hallowed American site of such automotive history. Yep-the old lump-in-the-throat, moist eyes deal. Weird, I know, but there it is.
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You ever have one of those moments..... where the spirit of America overwhelms you?

while housesitting a friend's condo in Las Vegas from n.e. last January I took my ruger sr22 out into the desert for some shooting. I drove along a dirt trail a safe distance from a county road to a small canyon. perfect backstop, nobody around. clear blue crisp sunny weather, snow on mountains in distance. I plinked away down into the canyon as a free man should, responsibly with no rules, no nanny state. it was an aha moment as I realized how the freedom of the west called in the last century.


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I get the sentiment but 90mph with apes isn't my idea of a good time. To each his own.
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Boy did I ever..... Last Saturday as I was returning from Rock Springs Arizona ( where I had some apple pie ala mode) I was running 90 on the HD softail while open carrying my Ruger Vaquero SS in my cowboy rig. Man, the weather was perfect, the sky was blue..... I felt like it was just me and God barreling down the plains on horse back. What a PROUD AMERICAN moment. Could be the best 200 mile morning ride ever ! Thank God for those times.
Yes! Every time I watch a Trump rally! I get all patriotic. When i see that witch open her mouth I want to vomit.
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A Vaquero on the hip and open skies...nothing wrong with that anytime!
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About 8 years ago, on my first big solo motorcycle ride, somewhere in the Tall Grass prairie preserve. Just me, myself and I alone in the middle of nowhere on a nameless dirt road to nowhere, traveling fast and light with no where to go and nowhere to be.





Out where the buffalo still roam even!



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In 1967 I lived in Albuquerque and traveled to and from Los Alamos on a weekly basis..one night about 9pm I was headed back to Albuquerque...had a beautiful big old Buick Electra 225 Convertible...had the top down and the radio up and was living large..beautiful warm evening and the wind in my face...no traffic to speak of and I had it right on the century mark when I roared up over a crest of a dip and there was a pickup without any lights stopped in the lane with a whole bunch of Indians trying to get it moved off the road..only thing that saved me from creating a huge grease spot was the super high beam headlights the big GM cars had in those days...It picked them up just in time to let me make a furrow through the gravel in the borrow pit and scare all of us nearly to death....hard to forget and could have been a real mess.

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Boy did I ever..... Last Saturday as I was returning from Rock Springs Arizona ( where I had some apple pie ala mode) I was running 90 on the HD softail while open carrying my Ruger Vaquero SS in my cowboy rig. Man, the weather was perfect, the sky was blue..... I felt like it was just me and God barreling down the plains on horse back. What a PROUD AMERICAN moment. Could be the best 200 mile morning ride ever ! Thank God for those times.
I can relate! Those are special times.
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I'm not even American, but I get it every time there is something in the media regarding Arlington in general, and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the guarding of the same. Never fails.
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Took and passed a basic rider course offered by a Harley dealership last year. Bought a used motorcycle. While my riding skills didn't allow me to run at 90mph, I enjoyed the backroads all summer long. God, I love America!

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I open carried my .45 Vaquero when I walked into the polls to vote for Trump

I hear ya man, I don't ride but I've felt that, when I'm hiking out in the mountains in the summer and come out on the end of some long forgotten over grown trail overlooking a valley, feeling like no one has been there for many years. Almost as if I fell through a hole in time and there are no traces of modern civilization.

Then I come out and see 12 year old kids texting on iPhones and realize "I'm back"........ugh
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