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Post by knightfan26917 on Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:27 pm

"Finding trust & love is not always easy to make" __ Yael Naim __ 'New Soul'


After experiencing a roller coaster last weekend of July, I decided to post 1 last "commentary". We live in a very small world. And, we don't always realize it.

Fellow "roadie" Denny G & I have had several "misses" meeting in person, including a stop in Amarillo TX in 2011. We were in that town the SAME night, but didn't realize it until a day or so later while comparing "current road trip" notes. So, when Denny told me about his Route 66 trip this year, we were determined to meet. Before he left, we briefly discussed the possibility of me driving with him to St Louis, Friday, 07/27/2012. But, as it became clear that I had to sell my MCs, those plans were abandoned, like many a town & business along Route 66.

So, once Denny landed in Braidwood IL Thursday evening, 07/26/2012, we quickly planned a dinner meeting at Culver's, along IL RT 47, Yorkville IL. While it was our first time meeting in person, it certainly didn't take us long to jump into discussions of road trips, fellow friends & life in general. Halfway through our meeting, a couple enter Culver's. I immediately recognized the gal, though I wasn't sure it was who I thought it was. With their kids, the couple sat in the booth behind me. As they got up to leave, I interrupted Denny & turned to them, asking if I knew them. When I mentioned my sister's name, the connection was made. The lady is a friend of my sister's from church camp. Imagine meeting her & her family there at that particular moment in time.

I had a great visit with Denny & look forward to meeting him again. Driving home, my thoughts turned to the upcoming weekend & the departure of 3 of my MCs. To say the weekend was rough just doesn't quite cover it. Watching my "babies" leave, it was tough knowing that my "car family" is forever changed & my 10-year dream came to an abrupt, frustrating, depressing ... end.

But, the weekend had an awesome ending! A little under a year ago, an Australian couple I met during my September 2009 Route 66 road trip Emailed me to tell me they were planning another adventure "in the states". Their plans included a drive between Green Bay WI & Cleveland OH & a stop in Elgin IL. Details were worked out to meet Sunday evening, 07/29/2012. Perfect timing to lift my spirits after an emotionally "character building" 2 days.

I found out that the stop in Elgin was simply to see me. It was great to have dinner with them; we talked about just about everything ... the Olympics, the selling of my beloved MCs, old cars, new cars, front wheel vs. rear wheel drive, unemployment, medical expenses, "politics", etc. It was definitely the highlight of the 2-day weekend. They continued their USA excursion (6 weeks total) the next morning. 2012 picture w/link to the 2009 pic in the caption:
https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/MISC#5771746599231477586


I still think this is my #1 "small world" story, best told in the caption of this 2006 road trip picture:
http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/roadtrips/1106/DSC07591r8_jpg.html


So, what's the point? Simple!
Travel (&/or) attend cruise nights, shows, gatherings, events.
Meet people.
Engage in conversation.
Let the topics flow.

You'll be surprised at what you have in common or how you are connected, even if you have differing opinions on specific topics. Heck, you might just add a friend or 2. Just sayin'.



Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | '79 MC + 1979 Caprice Classic
CHD.MC.CC + RoadTrips.hobbies.RadioShows.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort
"I've always seen myself as a hopeless romantic" __ Gary Morris & Crystal Gayle __ 'Another World'
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Re: 1 more thing...

Post by 77ElClassic on Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:10 am

knightfan26917 wrote:
So, what's the point? Simple!
Travel (&/or) attend cruise nights, shows, gatherings, events.
Meet people.
Engage in conversation.
Let the topics flow.

You'll be surprised at what you have in common or how you are connected, even if you have differing opinions on specific topics. Heck, you might just add a friend or 2. Just sayin'.

I haven't been a member here very long, but have been following your posts with great intrigue. I haven't posted, mainly because you don't know me from Adam, and I was afraid my ignorance to the whole story might have added insult to injury. And I know there was no way anything I could've said that would have made anything any different.
I am, however, saddened that you are saying good-bye to the site. It seems you have so many good stories to tell and many friends here. I imagine you also have knowledge and experience that you could continue to share.
I enjoyed the stories enough to consider buying a 3rd gen MC just to join the other forum. You seem like the kind of guy people would love to meet on a road trip. I figure I would.

At any rate, take care and good luck to you - I think it's your turn.
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Post by dragons_lair59 on Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:06 am

I met Cort this summer and the fact that we talked to each other with out knowing who each other was. But we had talked here many times. And when we did actually sit down Cort is one hell of a guy. And anytime he is in the area he is welcome to stop by and hang out or just come down this way just to get away more power to him.

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