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Old 08-18-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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I Ride: 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere
Rippin is alive! Actual sighting
I was fueling up my bike for a trip over the Cascades early in the morning at our local Chevron station. This hairy, bearded dude suddenly comes up & starts jawing about my bike. I was sure it was the Rippin himself but he was much thinner. After he spewed a bunch of info about TBM850 etc & a bunch of other old bikes from the past I knew it was the man himself.

I pulled off my helmet & said "Rippin' you're talking to Saddletramp"! He laughed and we got caught up.

He has lost a "third-grader" (his words) in weight. He looked great. He said he's been busy with some heavy-duty family issues but otherwise is doing fine.

It was great to see an old friend again!

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Old 08-18-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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Glad to hear he's OK!

Thanks!


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Old 08-18-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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Ah KevinD...he's never going to be "OK"!

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Old 08-18-2012, 09:04 PM   #4
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I Ride: 95 BMW R1100GS and 90 Honda VFR750 Current , 05 V-Strom DL1000 Sold- Porsche 944 Sold- 87 VFR750 Traded- 85 VF500f Interceptor traded- 76 KZ400 traded
Glad to hear the ol man is doing okay. Sure miss him!!

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Old 08-18-2012, 09:26 PM   #5
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Ah KevinD...he's never going to be "OK"!
You're right...


He left, "OK," behind 30 years ago!




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Old 08-19-2012, 12:16 AM   #6
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Aww, like he would say- "KEWL"!!

I miss his posts. Glad to hear he's still cruisin!

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Old 08-19-2012, 05:18 AM   #7
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I Ride: 05 KTM450SMR, 04 YZF250 and one bad ass Truck hehe
Glad to hear he is doing OK

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Old 08-19-2012, 06:26 AM   #8
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Ah KevinD...he's never going to be "OK"!
Well common now. Would we really want Rippin to be 'OK'.

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Old 08-19-2012, 06:52 AM   #9
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Was missing scraping the green crayon marks off my screen.

Just sayin'

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Old 08-19-2012, 07:03 AM   #10
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I Ride: It started out as a Bonneville...
Whew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was starting to worry.
Entirely possible for something bad to happen to somebody and their family doesn't know they've got a bunch of people wondering what happened to them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 08-19-2012, 08:09 AM   #11
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Thanks for the up-date, I was thinking the worst. Seems like every time I turn around folks my age are disappearing...AJ

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Old 08-19-2012, 09:24 AM   #12
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I Ride: '09 Honda CBR1000RR, '04 Aprilia RSV1000R, '98 KTM EXC 380SM
Happy to hear he's still: FREE and clean

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Old 08-19-2012, 03:07 PM   #13
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Good job! He's as hard to spot as a Yeti!

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Old 08-19-2012, 03:49 PM   #14
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Good job! He's as hard to spot as a Yeti!
He looks like a Yeti and isn't that hard to spot. Pour some gas and oil on the ground, park an old bike near it....he'll be there.

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Old 08-19-2012, 07:27 PM   #15
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Good to hear! I was passing through Soap Lake last week, on my way to Steamboat Rock (camping with the famn damily), and thought of our friend. Hadn't seen a "Salud!!!!!!1!!11!!!!!!!" in awhile

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Old 08-20-2012, 07:15 AM   #16
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Yeah, and the Salud tossing

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Old 08-20-2012, 09:09 AM   #17
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He looks like a Yeti and isn't that hard to spot. Pour some gas and oil on the ground, park an old bike near it....he'll be there.
I'm not being patronizing, when I say that is by far the BEST response since becoming a member...AJ


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Old 08-20-2012, 09:54 AM   #18
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I Ride: 2005 BMW R1200GS, 2002 VFR800 (SOLD), 2001 ZRX1200R (Project), 1998 DR650SE (SOLD), 1990 VFR750F (SOLD), 2003 CBR 600 F4i (SOLD)
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Good to hear! I was passing through Soap Lake last week, on my way to Steamboat Rock (camping with the famn damily), and thought of our friend. Hadn't seen a "Salud!!!!!!1!!11!!!!!!!" in awhile
Dude I was totally at Steamboat Rock on Banks Lake last Sunday. It was awesome was it not?

Good to hear Rippin is still rippin.

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Old 09-01-2012, 03:42 PM   #19
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I Ride: BMW R1100RS, KTM 640 Adventure, KTM 400 RXC, Bultaco Alpina, Yamahas XS650, TY250, TY80
I ran into Rippin at the hardware store this morning while I was out on my cafe. I had never met him until then. WOW. Great guy. We ended up going over and looking at his collection, and talking bikes for about an hour. Definately going to have to hit him up to go riding sometime. The guy is a blast to be around.

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Old 09-09-2012, 07:06 AM   #20
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I Ride: 00kaw12r, 97 tls1000, 96gsxr1260 turbo freakshow, kz1300gt, 88gsxr1100, 86gsxr750, 82gsx1100ez, 79kz1300, 75 ducati750gts, 72 gt550 cafe
Ripp'n...
I met him... he's over rated.
Bwhahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaa!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was GREAT to see 'tramp and hang w/ bigzack...
he TRUELY is a sickboy...got it BAAAAAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!
Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaaaa!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANKS SO MUCH for all the concern and prayers... they ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FREE and clean, (still sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Ripp'n

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