just surfed in but great site! I already have you bookmarked to re-visit later!
What a great pictoral site, Vman. I plan to take a similar trip this August from central Arkansas and you've fanned the flames. Arrived here by entering Custer Park in browser window. Now to read your trip log. Thanks again, Tom Mayflower, AR
Tom - Glad you enjoyed the pictures! I have lots of work to do here on the site and many more trips to still load/organize. Have safe trip, hope you have as much fun as I had.
Site is fantastic - more of the same please!! Keep up the great work :) Liza Murey's Personal Homepage
You have a great web site Keep it up! MAC Pharma Network
Hey nice page. I just joined a Honda Shadow forum, and saw your site. I live in Limington, and just last year picked up my first Shadow. Always looking for good rides.
Thanks! Kim is real happy with her Shadow. We do all kinds of rides in the summer, some with groups and others alone. You would be welcome to join if you like ...
Howdy, great Family...It is wonderful to see such a close knit clan...it warms the heart. Nice pics, I really like the capo....(more my style) (grin). I wish you and yours well, Burton & Family.
Burton - Thank you for the great compliments. Capo was one of my favorite motorcycles to own, sorry to have sold it, maybe I will be lucky enough to own another. You have an awesome family yourself! Good luck on the "change", please keep in touch.
hi dad! I told you that I would that I would write in your guestbook love Staci.
Thanks Buddy! :) You can write here anytime you like. Love you ... Dad
Hello - You have an photo of Mt. Rushmore that comes up on page 1 of an Images search on Google. I need a Mt. Rushmore photo for a project. Is this one available for public use? I tried to email from your "Questions" section, but it wouldn't open. Would you reply, please, to email@example.com? Thanks! Patrick Lee
Patrick Lee - I sent you an e-mail regarding the Mt Rushmore photo and offered to send you a high resolution copy of the same picture. I do want to say thanks for asking in advance.
wow dreaming pictures..i love this land greeting from Hardy black forest Germany
Hardy - Thanks, one day I hope to travel Europe on motorcycle and have pictures showing your side of the world too.
Don, Great job on your websight. So how do you like the Boss Hoss? Any changes? Hope to see the bike in person sometime! Sure was surprised to see you sell BDADI2D. You did an awesome job building it into a beautiful bike ... even if it was a Honda (smile)! MikeZ
Mike - Thank you very much. I love the Boss and I have a few changes in store this winter. I really did love the Valkyrie but it was time to move along ...
You have some really cool pages here and some real good information on the Valkyrie. I just bought a Valkyrie and hope to customize it half as nice as yours! How do you like the Boss Hoss? George
George - congratulations on your new bike. Build your bike for YOU and it will be just as nice as mine. I am very happy with the Boss but it will change over time, I have plans for it too!
Awesome pictures, it must have been one hell of a trip. Thank you for sharing.
It was a great trip! I hope to be able to do the same thing another time ...
This is a GREAT web-site. Really enjoyed all of it. Good Job!!!!
Thanks - glad you enjoyed it, stop by again.
Great Bike, wish I could afford to ship it to Australia!
Stapo - Thanks for the compliment! The Valkyrie has a new home in IL and will be enjoyed by the new owner as much as I did myself.
great log of your trip! i might have seen you in sturgis, or mabe not!!(lol) i have a 81'wing that made it there & back.(2984 mi.)i see i'm going to have to invest in a digatal cam. my fuji 1 timers did grat while i was riding!! as i said before, great log! be safe,watch out for the idiot's in the 4 wheelers, & keep the dirty side down!! Jerry
Jerry - Glad you enjoyed the log of my trip, you never know we may have passed each other someplace! A digital camera is one of my best investments along with a GPS.
Hey, thanks again for letting me use your wheels to get the wife back to motel. She's fine now, had a good ride home Saturday. Stopped at Cumberland gap and rode to the top. Sharper curves than the gap!!. See you again next year.
Cattman/ Brian and Cheri
Cattman - Nice to meet you and Cheri. Glad she is/was feeling better and you guys got to ride Cumberland Gap on the way home. Looking forward to the "next time"!
I'm planning a trip to SD this July and ran across your site when searching for Deerfield SD. Great photos of many places I've biked to in the past and other places I've never been.
Thanks for posting your trip.
Thanks for signing my guestbook, glad you enjoyed the photos! Enjoy SD it is a beautiful State that I hope to return to sometime.
GREAT WEB SITE!!! My wife and I are starting to plan a trip from jax, fl. to bryce-canyon and i came accross your pic's and log. we are originally from rochester, new york and may take the long way back to florida, maybe even go through canada. We were planning on going from jax to texas, new mexico and on to bryce canyon. we want to stay at bryce for a week and finish our trip by going up north ad over to N.Y before going back home.
i was wondering what a good amount of time would be for this trip, 2 weeks - 4 weeks? and can you give me any idea of the cost of your trip as my wife and i will be camping most of the time and hotel's every 5-6 days. if you could give me any info please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
hope we have as good a time as you guys did.
I am very happy to see you enjoyed my website ... thanks. I sent you an e-mail with some info you may find useful on your trip. You will have a great time - impossible not too!
Sweet trip....thanks for the pics
Glad you enjoyed the pictures!
Hey Don, Its Dennis. As you may be aware I moved to Ohio over the winter....still lurk on the message board. All I can say is I have never met a more uptight, immature and cranky bunch of sorry asses in my life. I consider you a friend although the times we've ridden were far too few. I respect your technical knowledge, your open and frank disposition and your sense of humor. All I can say buddy is fuck 'em all if they cant take a joke. Ride safe buddy. email@example.com
Dennis good to hear from you as always! I didn't know you guys had moved - what part of Ohio? How do you and Jennifer like it there?
You are "real" people Dennis and I consider you a friend. You've never been the kind of guy that pretends to be anything different then you are - GOOD PEOPLE! You hit it when you describe them (most) as "uptight, immature and cranky bunch of sorry asses"
Thanks for your support. Hope to see you sometime soon, say hello to Jennifer from Kim and I.
Check out Big Bike Riders Board ... That is where I have been hanging my hat for awhile. http://www.bigbikeriders.com/forums/index.php
Hello Don, Kim, Katie, Amber, and Staci.You guys have an awesome web site. Very nice. Great pics. Especially Kim in the sunflower field. Dwight & Liane
Thanks guys! We are all really looking forward to our September trip with you guys and Bernie and Betsy :) It's going to be a BLAST! Hope the Road King is treating you well.
BOYCOTT STURGIS. THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT DRUNK DRIVERS KILLING MOTORCYCLE RIDERS. LET THEM DO WITHOUT OUR MONEY THIS YEAR.
I am happy you found my website. I hope that you enjoyed your visit. You obviously saw my pictures of Sturgis, SD and surrounding areas - absolutely beautiful country. I highly recommend every motorcyclist do a trip on this scale and see everything they possibly can at least once in their lifetime.
This is a personal webpage and NOT a political platform of any kind! Since you brought it up, I will respond but first ... why did you respond with a post in my guestbook? If you wanted to debate the Sturgis issue you could have easily contacted me with any one of the multiple links on my site that lead you to my e-mail address ... why here? Now for my response -
A boycott of Sturgis, Sturgis area or the Sturgis Rally WILL NOT hurt anybody but the residents of South Dakota. Do you think it will effect Janklow? Do you think a boycott will change the laws in South Dakota? Do you think the residents of SD do not care about motorcyclists? A blanket statement of "boycott Sturgis" is small minded and ridicules! If you want to change the way the laws read in SD then as a motorcyclist then you have to take an active stance. Go to SD and ride in a protest march, go to SD and participate in a change. Pick up a pen and spend $.37 on a stamp ... send a letter to the Governor or the Attorney General - I did! (My Letter)
Unfortunately I will not be going to Sturgis this year - not because I am "boycotting" them but time and money will not allow for another trip like this so soon. I suggest anybody considering the boycott nonsense and do some research. The AMA (and other motorcyclist clubs) is strongly advising against a boycott!
If you like to discuss this further please contact me at my e-mail address! Any other entries here will be deleted and/or blocked.
I was raised in Burlington and it's cool to find pics of the area on your site. I live in VA now and it's always nice to see something from 'Home'.
Small world :) Hope the the pictures made you smile! It's pretty awesome out there, hope you get to visit often.
Another Boss Hoss in town? Give mea call in Portsmouth. Bill 436-1308
Bill - I am surprised to hear of another local Boss myself. I know of one other in Elliot, ME. Looks like we have a start of a small local chapter!
Very nice and intresting modifikation of a Valkyrie. The pages are well done ┼ke HansÚn Sweden firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much. The Valkyrie has been a very fun project that has given me many smiles. I have much to learn in regards to web pages - thank you!
Hi Dad Thanks for letting me sighn this!I really like how you reaseted my birthday counter on my webpage. IT'S REALLY COOL!!!!!!!!! Well thanks again for letting me write this.
Thanks for stopping by to say hello Bear! You are very welcome for everything - you are the COOL one Love you buddy, Dad
AWESOME website! I especially love the family pages :) and the bikes aren't to shabby either :))
Thanks Kimberley Now for the "sport bike" and the "big block"
Hi Dad! I just thought I would sign your guestbook since I haven't yet! Your website is very cool! Nice job!:) Thanks again for putting up my picture for me ... it looks great! See you later! -Kati
Kati - You found your way over eh? Get your "stuff" together so you can get your page online too!
Nice pages everyone I enjoyed my visit, lots of pics! If you have time come visit mine I am just learning to put one together. CoolValk http://coolvalk.motorcyclecity.net/ Thanks again
Thank you for stopping by! You have a great site yourself, thanks for the link.
sure hope one day i can take a GREAT trip like this one you and your buddies took . i enjoyed reading your pages, and looking at your wonderful pictures. thanks for sharing.
Glad you enjoyed your visit. Check back because I have a ton more things to still load.
Barry...Boss Hoss V8 Motorcycles of Calgary,Alberta,Canada
Thanks Barry - I just need to get more V8 content listed now :)
happy to be the first one here. beautiful valk! hope to see you in paducah ky. in july 2003
Thanks - Probably will not make Paducah just too many other trips planned.
Hey Dad!! Just wanted to let you know that you have a great site here! Talk to you later:) Amber
Thank you Amber ... does your teacher know your goofing off on here? :)
GREAT< GREAT< Just makes me want to leave NOW.
That's excellent! One suggestion - wait until it gets warmer! :)
Nice pages Don! Look forward to meeting you sometime. V8BossHoss@aol.com
Thanks Mike ... I am learning as I go along in regards to building a website! It would be great to meet you sometime. Maybe Daytona or the BH Rally?
Great trip I am reading this after being away on bis trip and off the bike for some time. I,ll go to sleep dreaming of such a ride. This has inspired me to plan a trip to Sturgis from Chicago next year.
Hope to meet you on the road some time
Terry and Sandra King 02 silver wing
Terry & Sandra - With both of us riding there is a good chance that we will meet sometime! Enjoy your ride next season ... be safe.
Great Story. I have dreams of such a trip. Clearly you are a Bikers Biker.
Thanks for sharing the ride in your story.
Tom - Thanks for your kind words. I hope one day your dream is realized and you make your own journey.
Hallo V-Man, Hier ben ik terug, ik was nog vergeten de beste groeten te doen aan je familieleden, nl. je vrouw MRS.V-Kimberley en drie dochters Kati Amber en Staci, bij deze dan:" Hello Folks ". Prachtig gezin heb jij V-Man! Vanwege Kathy,Hubert en Chrisje uit Vlaanderen (Belgie).
Dank u Kathy, Hubert en Chris. Welk type van fiets berijdt u in Belgie?
Hey V-Man, Je fotoreeks "Sturgis Trip 2003" is formidabel mooi! Proficiat!! Wat een ongelooflijk prachtige trip heb jij gemaakt zeg! Een droom voor mij... Dank je dat ik deze reis virtueel heb mogen meemaken. Van een motorrijder uit Vlaanderen (Belgie) die hoopt zich volgend jaar een F6 (Valkyrie) te kunnen aanschaffen. Hartelijke groeten van Hub.
Hub - Dankuwel voor uw zeer vriendelijke woorden. Ik ben gelukkig dat op een kleine manier u deze rit kon ervaren. Goed geluk op de aankoop van uw eigen Valkyrie in de toekomst!
From Miami, ride a VTX 1800. I hope to take a trip like you and your friends took. you certainly seized the day.
Thank you Nelson - I hope you are able to do a ride like this sometime - I would highly recommend it for everyone
Hi, Great bike!great pages! Love the big gas tank. maybe some day i'll do the same. From the only Valk rider in the Midle-East... Ride safe. Avi
Thank you. The Valk being so scarce in your country I bet it gets some looks! Enjoy ...
Don, Great trip report and pictures. I wish I could have made the trip with you guys but reading your report made me feel almost as I was there. Thanks !
Martin - It would have been great if you could have made the ride ... maybe next time!
Looks great bro' Good job on the web page! Love the bike.
Thank you Murdoc.
Great diary, felt like I was there with you guys and I haven't even looked at the pictures yet.
Thank you very much. I hope you also enjoy the pictures!
Great trip and a great write up....I hope to do the same in the near future.
Mike - Thanks, have a great trip yourself!
Great story and great trip. In two years I plan on buying a Gold Wing or Boss Hoss. I have been riding for many years. But have been with out a bike for a year now because of a divorce and bankruptcy.I can't wait to get back on the road.I really enjoyed your trip, it was like being there with you. Good luck to you and yours!
Thanks - glad you enjoyed the read. I love the new Boss Hoss and it makes a good touring bike too! Hold off on a Goldwing till you are sure Honda has some of their issues resolved. Good luck!
I really enjoyed reading the trip report. Thank you for taking the time and effort to prepare it. Some very funny moments, including the guy going into Rich's tent in the middle of the night. Thanks again for a great trip summary.
Thanks Tony I laugh until tears form in my eyes thinking about some of the events! I'm happy you enjoyed the reading and the pictures.
Best damn trip report I ever read, Don. Thanks for sharing and allow us to "live" this great trip with you all. I really enjoojed reading about your trip and viewing all the pics. I love it !!!
BOZ VRCC #5210
Barry - Those compliments coming from you mean a great deal ... THANKS.
Great story and pictures. It was good meeting you guys in Sturgis. I wish I had gone with you on the rest of the ride. Maybe next time? :)
Tom Spadea, VRCC
Thanks Tom. Had a good time hanging out with you! I know you would have enjoyed the ride ... there will be another time.
Great pages - great bikes!- Bob Jackson - England.
Thank You Bob ... glad you enjoyed. Be sure to check back, I have lots of updating that needs done!
I thought you said you didn't know that much about computers? Like everything else you do, you do it well. I enjoyed looking at every section.
Tom Spadea VRCC.
Tom - Thanks for the compliments - weather deserved or not!
Nice site Don! Great pics. See you soon.
Olaf - Thanks! I have a lot to do to "catch up" here. I hope to have it done soon after my trip. I need to move all my pictures here so they are not "lost" in cyberspace :(
Hi, I think your pages are great !
Paul Hallisey is a personal friend of ours - we helped the "butthead" get through High School.
I've already asked him to get me a high resolution copy of a pic, but know him well enough to have a "plan B" !
Would you please send me a hi res copy of:
Leo Martin email@example.com Smithfield, ME
You openly admit that he is a friend? Wow ... wonder how much he had to pay you! Just kidding, Paul is a great guy! High res copy of the picture sent to your e-mail.
Hey V-Man, that Sturgis trip looks awsom! I have a brother in Nashua NH and we are in Brockport NY, I've ridden that route a lot. Looks like that schedule keeps you moving! We are 65 miles from 'The Falls', 585.637.4981 if you need anything in our neck of the woods... Have fun and ride safe. Bluescreen VRCC 18975 firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK you. Really looking forward to the trip in August!
Love the paint bro !!!! What was the final decision on the calipers ?? Have a great weekend !!
The pictures don't do the paint justice at all! Yep calipers have been sent off already ... but have to wait and see the results :)
hey uncle don, this is Richie, not your brother his son :).. well anyway i got bored and looked at your page for a while. GJ on it, and i hope to see you this summer. And tell everyone i said hi.
Richie - Glad you liked the website, lots more to do and lots more info to add. Hope you guys get a chance to visit this year ... it has been awhile!
Wow---Great Website!!! Kim's picture in the Sunflower field is as great as she described it to me. I really miss the girls a lot so its great to see the updates and pictures. Vanessa---
Vanessa - Not a bad website for a "redneck" eh! Kim loves that picture ... it's EVERYWHERE ... home, work, wallet and dreams! The girls miss you and Joe and all the animals. See you all soon!
Greetings - Nice site - clean, clear, uncluttered. I was looking for an email link. I was wondering how I can get a link to my site put in your "Motorcycle Links" section. I am link-swapping to promote the site (we have chrome Valkyrie exhaust pipes), and I would like to put a link to your site on www.airflo.com, and get my site added to your list. Many Thanks, Charlie, Webmaster, Air Flow Systems, Inc.
Thanks Charlie, I added a link for your "stacks" ... nice product!
The goldwing flames look great. Their pretty subdued, I don't know why even flame-haters would have a problem. Gary
Gary, I appreciate the compliment! Who knows why people react the way they do?
WOW some bike. cos
Thanks Pat, glad you found the site and enjoyed it!
Hey V-Man I have a question. Did you have a cigarette permanently attached to your lips? Ever picture of you there is a short one hanging out of your mouth.
OK Joe ... Answer: No not permanently attached but a cigarette is never too far away. :)
Hey Dad!! Great website- I like the fading of pages. Well see you later:) ~Amber~
Thanks Amber! I think your page is pretty cool too!
Don - Your Web site looks great. With a Web site like this I know where to come for computer help.
Have a great New Year. See you and Kim on the 19th?
Thank You Scottie ... not much on "computer" stuff though!
Don the site is looking really great! I especially like the "old" pictures of the early rides with the VRCC. The girls section is a nice touch enjoy them while they are young cause they grow real fast.
Thanks Gary! I look at the old pictures often
Hey "V" Looks GREAT!!! Good for you Man really I think it looks cool "real cool" be watching for more to come
Paul Aka Tangeman :-)
Thanks Paul, hope to see you all soon.
And all this time you have been telling me that: "I have no idea what I'm doing!"
Merry Christmas Don! I'll see you and Kim soon...I hope.
Thanks Chris ... I really do have NO idea! :)