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I hope its not to hot. I will be heading that way Sat. the 30 on my way to S.C.
 

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In actuality, I can stay more comfortable with the proper gear on.

Plus, If I were to ride dressed like that, it could cause a lot of accidents.:eek:4:
 

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In a related note about he heat in STL yesterday, I rode as part of 300+ bikes to welcome home the remains of SP4 Randy Dalton. Randy was a door gunner on a OH-6An Cayuse Helicopter in VietNam. He was killed when his copter went down 07.24.1971.

His remains were ID'd via DNA from his sisters. His remains were returned via Delta Airlines to St. Louis Int'l Airport yesterday @ 12 Noon. One hundred degrees, with a heat index of 112.

Randy's remains were escorted by Patriot Guard Riders to his hometown of Troy, IL, by the 300+ bikes. Not sure how many bike organizations were represented.

Did not hear one person complain about the heat ! A heroes welcome home - 40 years late ! Randy's parents are now deceased - but, several siblings were present to welcome him home......

The bozo wearing the green thong was not amongst us........ he was too bizy performing for the cameras....... Randy's "welcome home" maybe got 10-15 seconds on the newscast..... the bozo in the thong got a couple minutes ! GEEZ !
 

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In a related note about he heat in STL yesterday, I rode as part of 300+ bikes to welcome home the remains of SP4 Randy Dalton. Randy was a door gunner on a OH-6An Cayuse Helicopter in VietNam. He was killed when his copter went down 07.24.1971.

His remains were ID'd via DNA from his sisters. His remains were returned via Delta Airlines to St. Louis Int'l Airport yesterday @ 12 Noon. One hundred degrees, with a heat index of 112.

Randy's remains were escorted by Patriot Guard Riders to his hometown of Troy, IL, by the 300+ bikes. Not sure how many bike organizations were represented.

Did not hear one person complain about the heat ! A heroes welcome home - 40 years late ! Randy's parents are now deceased - but, several siblings were present to welcome him home......

The bozo wearing the green thong was not amongst us........ he was too bizy performing for the cameras....... Randy's "welcome home" maybe got 10-15 seconds on the newscast..... the bozo in the thong got a couple minutes ! GEEZ !
It's amazingly sad what some consider, news-worthy. Congrat's to you sir, for the honor you were given. In being able to welcome home a true American Hero! Very glad to hear that 300+rider's understand that, Heat, doesn't apply when paying respect's. Welcome home SP4 Dalton!
 

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Thank you and the plus 300,May sp4 Dalton rest in peace. We as a nation should never stop looking for our MIA/POW'S. I am proud that thier are people who still care. THANK YOU AGAIN SIR, i salute you.
 

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Sorry, DW, it's not me. I wear black shoes.

I did the PGR mission with 9 others for Marvin Wolf yesterday, knowing there would be a lot for Dalton.

I'm glad you made it home OK, the heat was oppressive.
 

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ya know..... I thought about doing the same - also thought about doing the mission @ Sikeston going to the Bloomfield VA Cemetery.... ended up doing the airport trip. I thought with the heat we might field 3-4 bikes, locally to go to STL - there were a bakers dozen that showed up for the 200+ mi. mission !

I know a gal from Randy's hometown... she grew up a couple blocks from Randy.... As you can imagine - Randy's family was flat blown away by the turn out yesterday !
 
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