KC Rally pic and vid

Leon Swarmer /

This was at the party afterwards.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fundenphoto/2684571320/

from my son, Karl.

Leon

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Leon Swarmer /

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damn, wish you had more jousting footage. like the wipe out for example. good stuff though.

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Leon Swarmer /

More to come, but no wipe outs, sorry

sorry, saw one, but wasn't filming

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50 plus

did i get to shake your hand.

sorry i missed you.

leoheyman

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is there more pictures? Please say there are more pictures....I don't want Linda to kick my ass:)!

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Leon Swarmer /

Dang Leo, I missed ya.

Chuck, thanks so much for the amazing amount of work that went into this. I just posted another thread with a link to an album

http://www.pbase.com/50plus101/kc_moped_rally_street_warriors

maybe I ought to sneek a pic of Linda in there and then we can tell her she was there, but confused about her trip. I hope she won't kick your ass.

Leon

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Okay, so Leon has been removed from the beat-down list. Thanks for sharing those! Despite the fact that I am even more insanely jealous now, it was still nice to see those.

Now, what about the rest of you slackers?! Chuck, I think you're excused since you put in more than enough work planning everything, but that still leaves, what, like, 50 people?

Also, I don't think you can confuse me about where I've been.

This weekend, we drove 2 or 3 hours to get to the La Paz waterfall gardens. There was plenty to see along the way.

When we got there, there was all kinds of fun wildlife to look at, and (obviously) waterfalls.

Then we drove to Arenal Volcano. That night, we went to Tabacon hot springs, which is like a giant natural hot tub. I would have taken pictures of that, but rain + steam + giant natural hot tubs = bad for camera.

Some of us stayed overnight in a hostel in the city, La Fortuna. The next morning, I saw a flyer for motorcycle/scooter rental, and as much as that would not be anywhere near as cool as a moped, I figured it'd be better than nothing. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the place, I couldn't find any useful info about it, and nobody else wanted to go. I went ride-less, and it made me sad. Next time, screw everyone else. I'm determined to go riding, even if I have to settle for a lame fugly scooter.

After a 5-hour bus ride, we arrived back in the city. Then the whole group of us went to a gay bar that played deafeningly loud techno music. Then I dragged myself out of bed for a walking tour of the city at 9 am this morning. Funny, there are cows on parade in San Jose now too.

I can't say that I wish I hadn't been doing all that, because it was pretty awesome, but I definitely missed you guys and wished I could be there with you too. It's a shame I couldn't magically transport the whole rally down here. THEN it would have been perfect.

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more...more...more....:)

Hey Linda....guess what urban Times Mag did an article on for the rally. They took an awesome pic of Rick (Spokesmen) too. Whenit comes out I'll send a copy to you:)>

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Scratch me off the beatdown list too linda, I can't hold a camera since i'm crippled. I've been playing that card all weekend long and it's been working thus far.

enjoy your stay.

mike

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oh mike...i forgot to tell you that the cripple thing doesn't fly anymore. Why.... back in the day you had only 3 days to recover from broken arms. A crack on the head got you 4 days off:P.

Did you have fun this weekend??

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yeah, i had fun until you guys found the owner of the free spirit.

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he he he I told you to go to the house party! You could have talked him out of it!

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Leon Swarmer /

Great pics Linda, I guess if you couldn't be in KC, that would do..hope all the trip was great.

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My brother and I took around 90 pictures and got a couple of anti-climatic videos of the burnout pit. We will get them up online and link them up shortly. Thanks again, Chuck, and everyone else that helped make this weekend awesome, had a blast.

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ho ho made it home safe, great rally, where's denver?

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Edward Richardson /

Its a long way to Denver.

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Good times and nice to meet ya'll.

Here are some of my pics,

www.flickr.com/snacktimekc

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I am going to have to print some of these out!

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I have some pics too. I spent some of last night going throught them. I just need to get around to hosting them so everyone can see. Ill do it tonight or tomorrow.

It was probably my most favorite rally, but its my first so I guess I will have to go to some more of them. Hopefulyl next time I will have bought and fixed a different moped thats a little faster.

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Matt Scout The Scouting Dcon /

Wow, looks like an awesome time! I'm sad I didn't go.

I especially loved the old rusty Cushman (I think?) with the old tractor style saddle seat and the springer fork Pinto with disc brakes. Sweet rides!

KC Rally pic and vid

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I should have just put my video here instead of making a new thread. Whoops.

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mrraaahh

I'm glad to see that it ruled, still sad I couldn't go. Now that I've seen moped jousting, it's not what I thought it was. Still cool. But less broken limbs I guess.

Awesome movie bryan.

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Edward Richardson /

Well Alex if you would like to volunteer for some real jousting and can find a challenger, I will put it on the venue for next year, no prob. The size of the lot, the location, and surface dictated the "nobody gets killed" design and use of the quintain. It was still not without hazard:(

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I.R.E. Mike Pee /

Linda and I were supposed to joust, but she dun skipped the country.

Both of my challengers skipped out on the rally. Damnit.

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nice pics and vid....

first rally for me and it was such a good one too, everybody was awesome, im

digging the KC swagger.

Chuck, thank you so much for putting up with our drunk selfs.. you are amazing!!!

those potatoes you made for us, at like 3am, good golly, soooo gosh darn good!!!

definitely will return the favor when you make your way out to denver.

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Im diggin the old school photos. I saw you take a few with the older camera. I think it makes for more of a "moped mentality", if that makes any sense.

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Yay! More pictures! I'm so happy! Now if only my computer wouldn't take 10 minutes to load them all....

Mike: Jousting. Next year. It's on.

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Edward Richardson /

Sweet Linda, I know some guys that make armor, a girl that knits some wicked chainmail,and have a scooter that you can armor up.

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Leon Swarmer /

I knit mail, too. thought about bringing it this trip.

It gets really hot in a hurry and leaves very unusual suntans.

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