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Tourezrick
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PostSubject: 2015 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Chicago   Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:09 pm

Only 12 more days until the DGR! I've been hard at work figuring how to put my CE armor into my Harris Tweed jacket for the ride. We're riding from Cobra Lounge on Ashland Ave. to Motorworks on South Western Ave and then to Lake Shore Drive. On LSD we go south to the Museum of Science and Industry. We regroup then go north to LSD and Hollywood. From there, I'll prolly turn around, take LSD and hop on Cermak to Archer to Cicero south and then SWHiway home. I'm guessing total of between 75 - 100 miles. A little less than 1/2 a tank of gas.
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Chicago   Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:53 pm

Best wishes for a great ride

I was at the 2014 IBA RTE at the Palace Grill in Chicago when the legendary "longhaulpaul" Pelland arrived, having ridden the 1000+ miles from New Hampshire, on a 350cc Piaggio while wearing a blue tuxedo. While he rode the entire distance wearing the tux he did the ride wearing his full face helmet. However he "arrived" wearing a matching blue top hat (a la` Dumb & Dumber). Sheesh, talk about a Distinguished Genital's Ride...
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Chicago   Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:36 am

Getting dressed for the DGR. Over 400 riders registered as of Friday. Discovered that my Harris Tweed sports coat is just a wee tight through the shoulders, but not tight through the gut. Thanks to weightlifting regimen and many thousands of crunches!
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PostSubject: 2015 DGR Chicago   Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:41 pm

Great ride on a somewhat sketchy, cloudy morning. I think I was the only SWing, although there were a few Vespas out. Had to be well over 400 riders, seemed like more. A real kick riding through downtown Chicago and down Lake Shore Drive. This ride is a keeper!
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Chicago   Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:25 pm

Great you rode for the cause, Tourezrick!

Surprised that they let you ride a SW, though.  They're really picky about the types of bikes they allow--they even have a "style guide" of permitted bike types.

From the DGR FAQ:

"DGR is simply about the niches within the motorcycle world. It is not an event for our friends on cruisers, sports bikes, motards, modern plastic scooters [Sad ], dirt bikes,  adventure bikes, tourers and Can-Ams."

I rode last year on the Slash 5.  Missed it this year, though.
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PostSubject: No problem on the Swing - all kinds of bikes, even a CanAm.   Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:42 pm

Bash On! wrote:
Great you rode for the cause, Tourezrick!

Surprised that they let you ride a SW, though.  They're really picky about the types of bikes they allow--they even have a "style guide" of permitted bike types.

From the DGR FAQ:

"DGR is simply about the niches within the motorcycle world. It is not an event for our friends on cruisers, sports bikes, motards, modern plastic scooters  [Sad ], dirt bikes,  adventure bikes, tourers and Can-Ams."

I rode last year on the Slash 5.  Missed it this year, though.
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Chicago   Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:08 pm

Here's a link to my vid of the 2015 Chicago DGR.

https://youtu.be/B_eoDj7mTel

Hoe you enjoy it!


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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Chicago   Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:14 pm

I don't know anything about this ride but the moniker makes me smile! Laughing
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PostSubject: Check out the video   Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:41 pm

DerrillW wrote:
I don't know anything about this ride but the moniker makes me smile! Laughing

If you watch the vid, you will see that not only is it Distinguished Gents but Distinguished gals as well. There were even guys in kilts and tuxes. There were DGR's all around the world!
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Chicago   Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:15 pm

I'd like to see the video but it's a bad link. Maybe you can edit your post to correct the link.

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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Chicago   Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:19 pm

I thought it was just me. I couldn't see it either.
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PostSubject: Link not working?   Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:49 pm

I don't even begin to understand why the li

It works when I email the link to myself. Go figure!

The only way to make the link work is when you get the "Unable" screen, tap the "v" in the upper left corner, and you should be right there.

Sorry for all the bother!

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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Chicago   Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:16 pm

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
I'd like to see the video but it's a bad link. Maybe you can edit your post to correct the link.

Tim

Don't know what's the problem. Link is correct, and it starts to open correctly, but the "unable to find video" screen pops up
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Chicago   Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:18 pm

Took a look. Nice turn out. Glad you had a good time.
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PostSubject: Re: 2015 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - Chicago   Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:31 pm

CathyN wrote:
Took a look.  Nice turn out.  Glad you had a good time.

Be part of it next year!
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