GarlicIndian Posted May 24, 2005 Share Posted May 24, 2005 For those that care, the Garlic Man made it back home safe and sound... Logged 4,072 miles.. My stock PP100 made it without any problems, if I had a minor Pinion run-out before I left I'm sure it has given up some with this trip.. I ran the Chief pretty hard through some strong winds across I-40 on the way to IRIP and then the Intense Heat across Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona into the Mojave Desert on the way home...but the Chief held up and ran like a champ... My last night layover was in Laughlin NV Sunday night where the temp's reach 113... I made it a point to get up early Monday morning before the Devil woke up and to get the heck out of Hell... I think I wore off some clear coat off the left side of my gas tank - I rubbed it a lot like a Jeannie Lamp for luck.!! (worked for me)... And I can gladly say nothing feel off nor did I loose anything on this trip.. Wish judgebob and 1bigdogg could say the same... This trip I can say my Chief & I bonded more than ever...and I will say this now, I will never get let this beautiful motorcycle go, I fell in love with my Chief even more (move over wife).. And here's one of my memorable parts of my trip besides meeting some of the most wonderful IIRA Brother's and Sister's..on my ride back home through Oklahoma, an elderly couple pulled along side of me, wife driving husband(?) the passenger.. I glanced over and notice this older gentleman (80's?) staring, our ride together must of lasted for at least two miles.. he was all Eye's and Smiles...the thumbs up only told me we connected for that moment in time and I could almost read his mind... I knew then that he was or had been an Indian Motorcycle owner in his day's..and he was re-living those moments through me.. What a touching part of my trip that was..(now I need to get up to get a tissued, I'll be back in a moment).. OK, I can see again.. (whew).. That wasn't the only memorable part of my trip to IRIP II, I also meet a bunch of awesome people (even you 1Bigdogg).. But please bare with me, my memory isn't all that sharp as it will take a few times to get names and faces to stick.. So to all of you that have touched my life during the last week or so, you are now part of my Indian Motorcycle Family and I can't wait see y'all next year.!! To Mike of Hunter's Friend, you did an out standing job pulling everthing together.. I know you had a lot of help, but without your desire to make IRIP II a success for all of us that attended, it couldn't of happened without you.! You did a fantastic job my friend and I look forward to seeing you next year.! Plus we have something in common now, our Silver/White Chiefs.!! You got yourself a looker.!! Here are a few pic's that I took... I'll post the rest to a website for all to see and copy as you please.. Peace to ALL and Be & Ride Safe.!! Dan Dalton (Garlic Indian) 1Bigdogg Mike (Hunter's Friend) New Chief Newlyweds 02IndianSpiritRider on his 02 Spirit Lastly - !! THE POWER OF THE CARD !! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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