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Oh yea, now that was fun! It was great to finally put faces to the
names. Although I do have trouble remembering them. A few years back
I had a 106+ deg temp and that had an adverse affect on my memory. So
please forgive me if I get your name wrong or forget it altogether.
Just a little reminder is all I need. Just an embarrassing &
frustrating thing I have to deal with.

I had a great time. Bildgemaster was kind enough to give me my first
ride and Billy "The Splash King" was kind enough to let me revel in
the splendor that is a high speed entry (4th gear, 35 MPH)!! Thanks
to all who provided rides for Ted, Daryl and myself even though we
were Amphi-less (This year).

Saturday night when we left the Eagles in the light rain, remember
that? Now my bike should qualify as a part time Amphibian! The rain
came down in buckets!! It was raining so hard that I couldn't see the
front fender of the bike! I pulled over to get a better view, a
sheriff pulled over behind us and turned on his overheads but
wouldn't get out of the car! (Wuss!) I sat there for a couple of
seconds and left. Once we got off of 127 and away from the traffic we
actually enjoyed the warm downpour. I am sure we woke up a few in the
campsite laughing in the rain on out way through to our camper!!

Just to let everyone know, no we didn't ride the bike from Colorado.
It was on a trailer behind our 38' motorhome. If I would have came
out alone, I would have ridden it out, but 3 on a bike is too much
for a 1400 mile road trip. I am riding it out to Sturgis, SD on

Overall I was VERY impressed with the people and their kindness. I
did feel somewhat bad for the guy with the yellow Geo. My personal
impression of him wasn't a positive one. I can't comment on how
anyone else saw him. During dinner, he tried several times to sell us
on his business and wouldn't take no for an answer even after kindly
I told him I was not interested at all. That is what turned me off.
He also came VERY close to hitting my bike (never offered an apology
either) in his haste to be part of the parade. However, I would not
take away from him what he did with the Geo. No matter how you feel
about him, that was very cool and ingenious. He just needs to work on
his "people skills." Not every crowd is a business opportunity.

Marc S. - THANKS AGAIN!!!! That was way too generous!!!!

Dave the Wave - Your my kinda guy! The kind that you can't help but
like! Always happy and full of ... well, full of something!! ;=)

Amphipoda - I don't know what happened, but I just never got the
chance to sit down and have a real conversation with you. Hopefully
next year.

Hugh - Some great stories there! Truly a pleasure!

To the rest of the Amphibians whom I didn't mention, Thank you for
all the kind words and conversation!! I am a better person for
meeting all of you.

I have every intention of returning with the Amphicar Extraordinaire
next year!

Cap'n John
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?The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the
?The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one
has ever been. - Alan Ashley-Pitt
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