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My wife & I followed a couple of friends of ours from our campsite at Ceasar Creek to an extremely culturely diversied motorcycle gathering for your typical Goldwing rider.

Here we joined a couple 10 of thousand fellow two wheel enthusiasts who predominatly like louder pipes echoing from twin cylinders at about 45 degrees or so.

We rode in high grass and nearly mud and a Goldwing can be difficult to ride when one cannot hear the RPM's screaming as the rear wheel looses traction in mud while pulling a heavy trailer as 10's of thousands fellow two wheel entusiasts who predominatly like very loud pipes screaming through your head AND talking to my wife on the CB. We needed to pick a very narrow lane to pay our $15 a piece entry and then be inspected by the sheriff deputy for pulling at trailer (insert large irony) which had a cooler on it!

We walked on in a narrow holler'. Bought a couple of shirts! Then found our incredible seats up about half way the monstrous hill. Here the cultural diversity became even more evident as no GWRRA gathering or festival of any kind would have these "sights" for the mature viewer. A few chemically altered fellows who had difficulty walking let alone traversing about a 30 to 40 degree rough hill climb while carrying beer by the gallon. My friend Mike did manage to help one who did spill just a little Miller on him.

We watched the crazy dare devils on those extended framed dirt bikes scream up the mountain! Then one of those chemically mind altered fellas must of said or done something wrong and the brisk movement of hands met a few skulls and that grew at a brisk pace until gold badge wearing gentlemen arrived. It was a "safe" distance from our perfect vantage point on the fence though.

I did take pictures (no "sights" nor fights) and videos.

Great adventure. Great time. The ride out was extremely intense as I was worried about hitting a car or bike on the left and a aluminum can carrying screaming fan on the right yelling for the twin pistons to either burn out or propel vast amounts of exhaust into the atmosphere. Lot of beer and rubber on the road already. We made it out successfully! That was one challenging parking lot practise. Oh yes. The vast throngs yelled at me, "Make that thing PURRRR!" I do believe they were being sarcastic.

http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n189 ... odRun1.flv
http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n189 ... odRun2.flv
http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n189 ... odRun3.flv
http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n189 ... odRun4.flv

Even got a "that'll hurt in the morning video"
http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n189 ... Wreck1.flv
 

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I was there. went up to indianapolis on fri. rode over with my son in law sun, morning watched the first half of the hill ciimb, then left while i could get out fairly easy as people were still coming in. then rode home to ky 240 mi. a nice ride.
 

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We left early also- about 3pm to "beat the crowd".

Was exciting!
 

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I was there as well. We left at intermission to avoid the rush. Had a great time. Wish they would have mowed the parking area. Wings are terrible dirt bikes
 

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I went for the first time this year. WOW is about the only word that comes to mind. The adult fun was the best.
 

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I was there a few years back when a rider was killed. No, not on the climb, on the road into the event. I have never returned and avoid drunk bikers the best I can. If I went again, it would be in a cage.......hate to get killed or maimed by a drunk. The rodeo in Chillicothe is just as bad or worse. I was there also some time back when we stopped for fuel on the outskirts. Four bikers were at the gas station tanking up on beer supplies for the day I guess. One of them could not stand and kept "drooping". He looked like he was ready to pass out. While they strapped booze to all of the bikes, two guys helped him get on his, and get it started. Off they went, with him weebling along. We thought for sure he was going to fall when they left the station, but he made it. Heard later that some guys were killed on the hiway that week end. I always wondered if one of them was that young feller.........
 
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