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    Oct'16 MOTM - jodog




    Please congratulate
    Bob
    for being the

    October 2016 Member Of The Month.


    From Bob:


    I received a PM on the STO site from Joe saying I?d been selected as the October MOM.

    I was a bit surprised by that since I didn?t figure that more than a couple of members knew who I am. Joe asked that I write a little blurb about myself.

    I was born a long long time ago in a state far far away. Like most everyone on here I started riding at a young age (5 or 6) when my dad got me a mini-bike. I remember that first ride, straight down a steep hill at full throttle ending in a bloody nose. But the story goes that I climbed right back on. When I wore that bike out I moved to an SL70 Honda that I wish I had back. Then came college and no bike but while in grad school I picked up a Suzuki GSL650 to ride around town. My wife rode pillion and we have some great rides on that bike. After grad school the bike left and it would be 18 years before I owned another. In 2009 my wife says I had my third midlife crisis which resulted in buying a Harley Fat Bob which I quickly discovered was not a long distance bike, but I did manage my first Iron Butt Association Saddlesore ride on it in horrific rain.

    By then the long distance bug had hit and I traded the Fat Bob for an 06 ST 1300 and my process of learning how to farkle, ride long distances, collect IBA certificates and ride long multi-day rallies began. I jumped in to the deep end of the pool with my first rally, the 72 hour Utah 1088 run by Steve Chalmers. I?ve gone on to complete Big Tex, RockNRide, Cyco-Stampede, Niitwit, BMR, BMRx, Butt Lite, Big Sky and even the Iron Butt Rallies.

    I?m on my third ST1300. The 06 was killed by a deer, and the second, an 07, now has 150,000 miles on it. The third is also an 07 (gotta love a silver bike) that I just picked up with 30K on it.
    If anyone is interested in beginning rallying, I highly suggest you check out the Big Money Rally which will run from Jan 1 to May 27. It?s a great initiation into rallies.
    Bob (aka jodog aka MoBob)

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    Re: Oct'16 MOTM - jodog

    Congratulations Bob - members are what make this a great community. Can't help but note that you glossed over the two previous midlife events .
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    Re: Oct'16 MOTM - jodog

    Congrats, Bob. Thanks for the nice write up and pix.

    John


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    Re: Oct'16 MOTM - jodog

    Congratulations!!
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    Re: Oct'16 MOTM - jodog

    Congratulations and kudos on the long rider stats.

    Mark

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    Re: Oct'16 MOTM - jodog

    Congrats!
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    Re: Oct'16 MOTM - jodog

    Congrats Bob. Interesting write-up.

    Too much white... must fill in

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    Re: Oct'16 MOTM - jodog

    Congrats Bob!
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    Re: Oct'16 MOTM - jodog

    Congratulations Bob. Best wishes on your next 200,000 miles.
    Dennis

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    Re: Oct'16 MOTM - jodog

    Congrats !!!! Great write up. And what were the first two crisis ???. John O will teach you the official secret handshake....

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