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2016 STAR Moments - Post your favorite photo
« on: July 01, 2016, 07:15:20 AM »
HAPPINESS!  ;D ;D
Richard Grabowski moments after his name was called as the winner of the 2016 STAR raffle bike

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Re: 2016 STAR Moments - Post your favorite photo
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2016, 08:19:03 AM »
I agree that is my favorite moment too! I'm so glad for him!
This was a very yummy moment for me.
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Re: 2016 STAR Moments - Post your favorite photo
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2016, 08:36:58 AM »
Thanks all. I'm so happy I still can't put it into words. Fun works for now.


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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 09:23:41 PM »
I've never been happier to see someone else win "my" bike! You are truly deserving of such happiness, and I hope it fits you like a glove. Just don't dwell on all the extra cash you're gonna want to lay out for BMW accessories. Search the aftermarket as well. My sincerest congratulations to you!! Syd :D
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2016, 08:24:44 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2016, 08:26:03 AM »
Thanks all. I'm so happy I still can't put it into words. Fun works for now.


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congrats Rich never have I seen a guy so happy almost made me cry...which I would've done if I won the bike :)
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2016, 03:35:47 PM »
I hope you guys all know it means a lot for Richard to hear this from so many people, many of whom he doesn't know all that well. He's my brother so of course I think he's a great guy, but hearing it from all of you is very different.

4th of July night we were at our motel in Rutland talking to another one of our brothers (yes we have several more) about winning the bike. Richard said all the emotion was coming back to him at that time. I joked that night "put the BMW key next to your phone in case you wake up and think it may have only been a dream".
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2016, 07:54:40 PM »
Said it on other posts but so glad Richard won! And I see how happy you are too Steve. You are a good brother! Ride safe guys and Rich enjoy the new ride. -JEP-


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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2016, 06:09:00 PM »
Chris and I are still on our after STAR ride. Yesterday we rode Cabot Trail counter clockwise and it was beautiful! Today we came back into the US of A at St Steven into Maine and we passed Jim and Dianne Park heading into Canada.


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Re: 2016 STAR Moments - Post your favorite photo
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2016, 09:35:19 PM »
We found a fantastic local ice cream store in Charlestown, NH.  They make their own ice cream and cones.  Wonderful people working there.  So good we went back there on Wednesday after lunch in Mass. I think I had ice cream almost everyday of this trip.... :)




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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2016, 02:00:14 PM »
Stumbled on a good ice cream place driving back to VT to get the bike, turns out we had been within a mile of it on our rides to and return from Stratton. We stopped on the way back in the car as well and had lunch and ice cream.

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Re: 2016 STAR Moments - Post your favorite photo
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2016, 05:26:20 PM »
Chris and I are still on our after STAR ride. Yesterday we rode Cabot Trail counter clockwise and it was beautiful! Today we came back into the US of A at St Steven into Maine and we passed Jim and Dianne Park heading into Canada.


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Re: 2016 STAR Moments - Post your favorite photo
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2016, 10:17:10 PM »
Chris and I are still on our after STAR ride. Yesterday we rode Cabot Trail counter clockwise and it was beautiful! Today we came back into the US of A at St Steven into Maine and we passed Jim and Dianne Park heading into Canada.


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No we were heading out of Canada and you were heading into Canada.


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Re: 2016 STAR Moments - Post your favorite photo
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2016, 09:37:46 AM »
Chris and I are still on our after STAR ride. Yesterday we rode Cabot Trail counter clockwise and it was beautiful! Today we came back into the US of A at St Steven into Maine and we passed Jim and Dianne Park heading into Canada.


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Re: 2016 STAR Moments - Post your favorite photo
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2016, 09:47:13 AM »
Thanks all for the good and kind words. I am so, so thrilled to have won the Raffle Bike and then be congratulated by so many who I really only know by name and through their moniker either here or on Facebook. Syd, Brick, Jim - yes I've met you all but we're not close except having a common interest and shared goal. That is to ride our bikes and have fun, and believe you me, I am doing just that and will continue to do so. Someone mentioned not dwelling on the cost of "extras" and to search the aftermarket. Been doing all that and trying not to spend too much money, but it's so hard. Have only got a couple do-dads, and a couple necessary items. I couldn't believe how small the footprint was for the side stand, so that is the first thing I ordered from Twisted Throttle.

And as for the photo - tough one. Maybe this - the morning after with the sign on the seat "Richie's Bike - keep off"  Priceless.

After over 1,000 miles I'm still smiling ear to ear and my heart pounds all over again anytime I retell the story. "What a long strange trip its been."
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