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canyontrilogy
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Posted on Mon, Apr 16, 2007 20:34

Last week I took my first solo trip to 29 Dreams in Alabama. It was only about 250 miles round trip, but it was a big deal for me. I can hear all you iron butts laughing out loud, but I don't care. I've only been riding for about 2 years now and most of it around my home town. On the eve of my departure the weather forcast was not very promising. Getting a little anxious about going off by myself and in the rain, I called my friend Kiote65. He was very supportive and offered me the encouragement I needed. "Just think of it as a long trip to the store," he said. Made good sense to me so I went to sleep dreaming of my next adventure. It was drizzling when I left out in my brand new rain gear. After the first mile or two I settled into the road. Even in the drizzle it was wonderful. Took the back, country roads and stopped only once for gas. The scarriest part was driving down to my cabin on gravel. My only other experience on gravel resulted in a drop. Not so this time! I was pretty proud of myself when I put down the kickstand and looked around. Just as I got unpacked and settled in for a nap the rain hit, along with a tornado siren. I didn't care. I was just so happy to be there. Only one other biker showed up on Wednesday, but by Thursday evening three others arrived. The four guys decided to build a campfire and they invited me to join them. I took my two little bottles of wine, 3 pieces of firewood and "sat on the porch with the big dogs". We swapped stories (mostly I just listened) and enjoyed the fire and the companionship. Around 10 I excused myself to turn in. I told them I knew 4 men sipping beer for two hours probably needed to disappear behind a tree. As I was walking away, I heard one of them say, "I like her style." It tickled me all the way down to my toes. I felt like a real biker. Thanks Kiote, for giving me the courage to take that "long trip to the store". I don't think I would have gone without your kind words or your belief in me.

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Posted on Wed, Apr 18, 2007 05:46

Congratulations Canyon....life is starting down a new road...Be Safe. Rodman


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Posted on Tue, Apr 17, 2007 17:33

Good on ya girl....Keep at it...it gets in your blood and then you're In The Wind permanently!


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Posted on Tue, Apr 17, 2007 16:57

A - for you and At You. DT


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Posted on Tue, Apr 17, 2007 10:21

Sending you an "atta girl", proud of you for heading out alone. As for meeting up with people and hanging out with them, listen to your gut, safety is all about instinct. And don't worry, woman, you'll be getting an ironbutt soon enough, but they aren't the most attractive things, I know. Soon you'll be hearing that little voice inside say; "do you really want that double, skinny, mocha with mint, that's over a gallon of fuel?"


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Posted on Tue, Apr 17, 2007 10:11

You have just started a new adventure in life. May you have many more safe rides. Look forward to more new friends you can find along the way.


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Posted on Tue, Apr 17, 2007 08:19

Hey Canyon, be proud of yourself!! You should be! That is a good putt, especially for your first time alone! Congratulations!! You just brought a breath of fresh biker air to the site with this blog. Be safe!! T


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Posted on Tue, Apr 17, 2007 08:13

I would be happy for you to call me Ironbut Canyon! Has a ring to me. This was my first, but it most certainly will not be my last trip, God willing. Ride safe too


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Posted on Tue, Apr 17, 2007 07:29

Canyon, Way to go girl! I sounds like you did just fine. I remember awhile back when you blogged and said you were going to do this. It is just great to hear you followed thru. I would call you Ironbutt Canyon, but that does not have a good ring to it! LOL. Spyder


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Posted on Tue, Apr 17, 2007 05:32

Congrats to you, now each trip go a little farther. I love to travel alone on long trips, stop when I want, go where I want...its such a freeing feeling....nothing better then a road trip on a bike : )


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Posted on Tue, Apr 17, 2007 05:25

29 Dreams is a kewl biker stop... Good people... Beautiful ride... Bet your glad you made the trip for more reasons then one.... Ride safe sister


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