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    Originally Posted by Rusty Nails View Post
    Home at last! Cheers to a fantastic weekend, meeting some great Hawkers and an awesome ride! Riding in the A group was just about the best thing I have ever had the opportunity to do! Can say I have never pushed my Hawk quite to that level and it was a JOY to experience.
    We'll have to get together with Matt and hit up Mines, Redwood, Santa Cruz and Berryessa!!
    Lynn
    ATGATT

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      Originally Posted by nomoduc View Post

      We'll have to get together with Matt and hit up Mines, Redwood, Santa Cruz and Berryessa!!
      For sure! Was just thinking about that. We could meet up in Walnut Creek and run the backroads to Mines. Be a good day trip. Perhaps halfast would be kind enough to give a tour of the Oakland hills. Berryessa is totally unknown to me, would look forward to that. Already thinking on some rides to give those Malibu boys a run for their money. (Seriously, that won't be easy. Malibu is amazing)
      Last edited by Rusty Nails; 04-18-2019, 12:06 AM.

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        It was great to see you all and meet some of you in person after all these years. I can't believe it has been 4 yrs since my first rally. This was truly an uplifting experience, big thanks to Danny, John, Mike, Bernie and all of you for organizing this event and mapping out the amazing route. Kevin - thanks for the cool design of shirts and encouragement to do ride both days, this was one of the best rides yet!

        See you all on the next one!
        Last edited by biotech; 04-18-2019, 01:08 AM.

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          A few more pics

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              Originally Posted by 69Falcon View Post

              Tell her you're bringing her to the Fingerlakes regions, you can do a winery tour, Watkins Glen raceway is there and happens to be NASCAR weekend...
              Interesting that she’'s originally from the Upstate (but hasn’'t been there in years). She’'s never seen a glass of whine that didn’'t put a smile on her face. Funny thing is she hates NASCAR (but LOVES the bonus checks - we've won 6 out of 9 thus far)...
              Last edited by flyinelvis; 04-18-2019, 07:02 AM.
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                Kudos to Danny for hosting an amazing weekend. My first Hawk rally, hopefully not my last. Maybe I'll even have a hawk to ride by then. Great people, superb riding and excellent food and drink. Well done Danny.

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                  BIG TIME THANKS TO DANNY!!

                  By all accounts, everyone had a fun and memorable experience ... unexcelled four days of hospitality, outstanding BBQ, numerous impromptu Hawk repairs, and as always, selecting and leading the riding crew over some great roads to outstanding vistas! Despite a seemingly endless series of disruptions, delays, distractions and mechanical challenges ... on a very busy weekend with F1, IndyCar, MotoGP and INCOME TAX FILING DEADLINE ... and opening his home to overnight guests ... it all came together!

                  Bi-Coastal U.S.A.: Los Angeles, CA and Long Island, NY

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                    Hey all, Sootz here.

                    Thank you all for such an amazing experience. As a new forum member; 19 year olds, and wearing practically latex gloves and a jacket. I was met with such kindness and will mark as a weekend I won’t forget.
                    danny
                    Thank you Danny for all the help on my bike with the limited amount of knowledge I have and also the seemingly endless amount of stories, from that big ass sea bass, to the truck story, and for being stern with me and my gloves for if not, I probably wouldn’t even be able to type this . Without you I wouldn’’t of enjoyed the weekend as much as I did.
                    Only 58 more times.

                    Special thank you to Bernie and....what’s his name?? DOUG for pulling me out of the ditch, not once but twice and taking time out of your ride to stick behind me and watch my lines and give feedback. Without your help I probably would of been on the side of the road for the rest of the day. Especially the jerry rigged muffler done McGuiver style.

                    It was really a great time and a thank you to everyone for taking me as one of your own.
                    I’m looking forward to the next event.


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                    Cheers,
                    Sootz (Paul)
                    Last edited by Sootz; 04-19-2019, 02:52 AM.

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                      Sootz crashing is optional, as a new rider, I strongly recommend taking the MSF course. It can save your life. There are other more advanced instructional courses or track days to help hone your skills but MSF will teach you basic survival skills and when you pass the course most insurance companies will give you a discount on your insurance. Also takes the place of the riding portion of your motorcycle license in a lot of states.

                      Swallow your pride , and cough up some bucks, and learn the basic skills needed and ditch your bad habits, you'll be a much improved rider for your efforts.

                      https://www.msf-usa.org

                      Welcome to the cult

                      Aloha Spa
                      ( moderator)
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                        Originally Posted by Sootz View Post
                        Hey all, Sootz here.

                        Thank you all for such an amazing experience. As a new forum member; 19 year olds, and wearing practically latex gloves and a jacket. I was met with such kindness and will mark as a weekend I won’t forget.
                        danny
                        Thank you Danny for all the help on my bike with the limited amount of knowledge I have and also the seemingly endless amount of stories, from that big ass sea bass, to the truck story, and for being stern with me and my gloves for if not, I probably wouldn’t even be able to type this . Without you I wouldn’’t of enjoyed the weekend as much as I did.
                        Only 58 more times.

                        Special thank you to Bernie and....what’s his name?? DOUG for pulling me out of the ditch, not once but twice and taking time out of your ride to stick behind me and watch my lines and give feedback. Without your help I probably would of been on the side of the road for the rest of the day. Especially the jerry rigged muffler done McGuiver style.

                        It was really a great time and a thank you to everyone for taking me as one of your own.
                        I’m looking forward to the next event.

                        Cheers,
                        Sootz (Paul)
                        Paul
                        Let me know what you need with parts....we are all here to help.
                        Sean

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                          Sorry to have missed it and thank you to Danny for the personal invite! The pics are great with some familiar faces from our Seattle get together. I'd be up for buying a shirt!
                          88 Matte Black HOTM 8/15 - 90 CB-1 - 07 Griso

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                            Originally Posted by Superdukerider View Post

                            Paul
                            Let me know what you need with parts....we are all here to help.
                            Sean
                            Thank you Sean, I’ll be in touch. I got your number .
                            Last edited by Sootz; 04-19-2019, 03:09 AM.

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                              Originally Posted by SPA View Post
                              Sootz crashing is optional, as a new rider, I strongly recommend taking the MSF course. It can save your life. There are other more advanced instructional courses or track days to help hone your skills but MSF will teach you basic survival skills and when you pass the course most insurance companies will give you a discount on your insurance. Also takes the place of the riding portion of your motorcycle license in a lot of states.

                              Swallow your pride , and cough up some bucks, and learn the basic skills needed and ditch your bad habits, you'll be a much improved rider for your efforts.

                              https://www.msf-usa.org

                              Welcome to the cult

                              Aloha Spa
                              ( moderator)
                              I took that course as it’s madatory for a license under 21. I learned a lot. Somethings like trying to not chase Doug on his Aprilla 1200, on my first day in the canyons, I guess needed to be learned the tougher way .

                              I learned from it, why it happened, and what to do if I get into that situation again, and I think that’s what matters the most.
                              Last edited by Sootz; 04-19-2019, 03:06 AM.

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                                Originally Posted by Sootz View Post

                                I learned from it, why it happened, and what to do if I get into that situation again, and I think that’s what matters the most.
                                Mr. Sootz,
                                Welcome to the Forum. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) offers several training options, and I would highly recommend the EXPERIENCED RIDER COURSE which raises the basic skills course about five-fold. I have personally taken and retaken that course five times, as it was a requirement at American Honda to be repeated evry five years. Its that good and really focuses on anticipating changing conditions ... from road surfaces to distracted (other) drivers to lane splitting. But the course does not cover performance riding skills ... there are a number of performance schools that rent area race tracks offering excellent personal guidance.

                                Bi-Coastal U.S.A.: Los Angeles, CA and Long Island, NY

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