ChuckieBrown wrote: ↑Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:38 pm
Well....I have been on here off and on since 2001 I think.....coupla different names....originally Flstflee...but seems over time I forget my password.
Back then this forum was rocking....and we had some good gettogether's...I even grilled steaks one year at Randee's house.....good times no doubt.
Life get's in the way sometimes...kids get into stuff...wives become ex's....and sometimes so called friends show their true colors.
We still go...kinda every other year....and bring my big ass camper...and have a blast with a few we met in 2001....gonna be at Eagles Landing again this year.
If any of the old TBA are out and about...Me...Lbc...Voodoo and Voodoo Chile will be there...mebbe Beetlebruce....look for the White 1TON Dodge with the biggest topper you have ever seen on it...swing by....yea might laugh a lil.
All in all...seems like the last three rallies we have been to seem like the wind been knocked out of it......but its okay ...just a chance to visit.
CB, it sure has been a long haul over the years for this forum. I joined in '03 to get info for my first trip to Sturgis. Lots of help for a Sturgis Virgin came from this site. Then meeting up with at the TBA meet and greet, putting faces to board names, making new friends and experiencing things you never would have thought.
I was 44 at the time, now I'm 60. Like many, been through a lot over those 16 years including life/ career changes, financial changes etc. which have kept me from doing the things I wish I could. I haven't been to Sturgis since 2005, but I still hope I get a chance to do the Rally at least one more time.
I have met some really good people from this site that I consider "friends" and still stay in touch with. We have also lost some really good people who were staples in this forum and the Brotherhood we shared. Losing them were like having some foundation blocks pulled from our structure. Over the past 16 years, we as a group are not close like we were, but the memories will always be held close to the heart. We had some DAMN GOOD TIMES!!
RIP; Grizz, Dawalker, Dryriver, Cuzikan, Manny and many others!!