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    August'17 MOTM - Dale_I




    Please congratulate
    Dale
    for being the

    Augusty 2017 Member Of The Month.


    From Dale:


    Wow… I muST say… I’m honored to read a PM congratulating me as MOTM!!! To inveSTigate the club that I unwittingly became a member of, I find myself puzzled and somewhat confused… Is this an honor? Isn’t a MOTM the guy that juST backed into his bike in his own garage? Isn’t that tip over report (as hilarious as it was) from a MOTM? Hmmmmm….

    I can honeSTly say I’ve never met a STOC member I haven’t liked. I am privileged to be part of such an excellent online community in a field of forums where many aren’t worth the free space they occupy.

    I fell in love with the ST1100 on a free ferry ride in Canada. My wife and I were exploring from Nelson over the Balfour Ferry and a rider came on with his Wineberry ST1100. I was STanding on the upper deck watching him pull it on the center-STand and I thought it was the moST beautiful motorcycle I’d ever seen. The lines, the way the sun reflected off the finish, the pannier seemed designed with the bike compared to an added afterthought… it was simply gorgeous. I told my wife I wanted one… she laughed.

    I had a chance to buy a used 2001 years later. I got it cheap from a guy in TX, a beginner rider who felt over his head after he had dropped it in his garage. He poked a hole in the lower fairing. I paid the man, ordered new parts from mother-Honda, and joined STOC (#5341). Back then, the forum was ST1100.org and I learned the word Farkle, which tried as hard as it could to empty my wallet ever since.

    First STOC ride was BearSTOC 2005 organized by Mike Turley. An excellent event, I couldn’t have enjoyed it more. My firST daughter was born the following year (second daughter the next) and mama didn’t want daddy riding. I was OK with it. So, inSTead of going to WeSTOC as planned, I parked her.

    Ten years later I say, “It’s time to sell the bike”. My wife replies, “You would really enjoy it, why don’t you get it running again?” My head explodes… WHAT???

    All I had was the old websites saved, but they led me here. Mellow runs the best board I’ve ever been a member of and I appreciate all the help from the members here. You can’t underSTand how appreciated your advice has become. Gear has changed, technology has changed, but it was excellent to find intelligent and generous people who have STeered me the right direction every STep of the way.

    In short… THANK YOU!!!!

    You (all) have made riding a joy and talking about riding even better. I hope to share miles with all of you.

    Using whatever power I gain through my reign of terror…. I declare Wineberry faSTest!

    Now get off the computer and GO RIDE!!!

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    Re: August'17 MOTM - Dale_I

    Excellent choice.

    Congrats!

    If you love your bike, let it go.
    If it comes back, you high sided.....

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    Re: August'17 MOTM - Dale_I

    Wow!!! I second Mark is stating this is an excellent choice! Congrats on the MOTM title Dale! Not many many members on here come back after a lengthy hiatus from riding and have a passion, no an obsession with the ST, and making and retaining new friends, pretty well everyone he meets in fact. Dale has a wonderful family and includes them in the passion, which IMO can be challenging when only one can ride at a time. Dale your a wonderful person, a great father, and my vote would be for you to be MOTY. (Ok Dale, did I say enough nice things now that you will bring the nice sample bottle to STOC-oberfest? ) See you at T&K's for another great time!

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    Re: August'17 MOTM - Dale_I

    Congrats and glad to have you back Dale... I enjoy your enthusiastic posts!

    And of course, Wineberry Red is fastest!

    Too much white... I'm working on it!

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    Re: August'17 MOTM - Dale_I

    Congrats...Hope to see you at a event somewhere.

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    Re: August'17 MOTM - Dale_I

    Congrats Dale! I look forward to meeting you next month.

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    Re: August'17 MOTM - Dale_I

    Congratulations Dale!
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    Re: August'17 MOTM - Dale_I

    Ya Hoooo buddy!!!
    Congrats!! Joe couldn't have picked a more deserving fellow. You are always positive and up beat and a pleasure to ride with. Looking forward to many more years and many more miles with you my friend......

    See ya soon.....

    ToddC
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    Re: August'17 MOTM - Dale_I

    Congratulations!!!
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    Re: August'17 MOTM - Dale_I

    Congrats Dale deserved and proud to know you. Was glad to see another ST'er family man.


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