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johnd
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PostSubject: The Big bird teaches the little bird how to fly   Fri May 03, 2013 10:56 pm

So, last week I was on my ride with he OFMC (Old Fart motor cycle club) one of the riders in the front on a G/W( with 300,000 miles on just two G/W) puts his bike on cruz control and puts his arms out and moves them like he is a flying. Holey crap! that was just to cool.
So me, the little bird, that has only 25,000 miles, on this bike, and never taken both his hands off the handle bars at the same time, decides it is time to fly.
So like a baby bird, I slowly let go of both side of my handles bars (for the first time in my life) extend my arms, just close enough to my sides to try and move them like the BIG BIRD in front of me but move like a little chick getting ready to fly with my wings close to my sides.
Well, that did not last very long because a few min later I was like a big bird, moving my arms like I was getting ready to fly!
This week he was in front and I wanted to fly, solo, but at the same time BIG BIRD in the front extended his arms at exactingly the same time. You just had to be there to believe and see the beauty of us 2 in the flock of 9 flying solo.
I love my S/W
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PostSubject: Re: The Big bird teaches the little bird how to fly   Sat May 04, 2013 3:42 am

Don't hit a pothole, or you'll really learn to fly. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: The Big bird teaches the little bird how to fly   Sat May 04, 2013 4:15 am

More the big bird teaching the little bird to act like a dick! Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: The Big bird teaches the little bird how to fly   Sat May 04, 2013 6:52 am

Try that without your cruise lock and see what happens when you slow down. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: The Big bird teaches the little bird how to fly   Sat May 04, 2013 11:13 am

tinman wrote:
Try that without your cruise lock and see what happens when you slow down. affraid

Ummmm.....better yet....Don't!

Usually when Grampa does something like this we check his meds.
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johnd
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PostSubject: Re: The Big bird teaches the little bird how to fly   Sat May 04, 2013 11:18 am

One of my best old friends just emailed me his thoughts on this matter.
Keep that ___ up and you'll be getting a set of Angel wings!
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PostSubject: Re: The Big bird teaches the little bird how to fly   Sat May 04, 2013 12:04 pm

I was was going on the HWY about 50 mgh and I wanted to zip up my wrist zipper . Needing bought my hands I let go the bars, It all went fin until the speed drooped then my swing went into a violent head shake.I quickly grabbed hold of the handle bars and everything went back to normal so ( don't do it Ethel) affraid
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PostSubject: Re: The Big bird teaches the little bird how to fly   Sun May 05, 2013 3:35 pm

tinman wrote:
( don't do it Ethel)

Is that Ethel from the lyrics -

http://www.lyricsondemand.com/r/raystevenslyrics/thestreaklyrics.html
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