Toy run success
Ok folks , Asheville, NC toy run seems to have been a grand success . I have no idea of the number of riders that showed , but the toy pile was MASSIVE to say the least . Hard to imagine a kid not being able to know what another humans generosity can feel like .
Lot's of great folks and having time to speak with everyone was quite difficult . Good rider stories and and a passle of stretched truths to be heard . There was more Stroms there than I thought there would be . I ran across John .... the StromTrooper I met at the Hendersonville Toy Run and he was in good spirits and ready to ride .
I just wish the StromTrooper sorts could have all organized and rode in and lined up together . If you ride to that Toy Run , you just get put in line with not much choice of a staging area to wait and see who else is coming . Makes it tough to throw together a pile of Stroms at last minute .
I ran across a Lady Trooper and mentioned to her the forums here and encouraged her to introduce herself to the StromSisters here in the forums . I got so wrapped up in just talking to folks , I really didn't take but a few photos . Sort of odd how the Strom's personality is . I can't tell you the number of times someone walked up and pointed at the Dragon Lady 1000 and said , " is that your Strom , how do you like it " ?
Yeah yeah , yackity yack , I told them all just how much I am in love with the thing . It was even funnier when I'd be standing there talking to someone that had asked that question , and up would walk another to ask the same thing . Gotta love the Stroms . Anyway , I am hoping we have added a StromSister . Our StromSisters need some show of force in here for sure .
Rumor has it that there was one 2 bike wreck . Not sure what caused it , but mishaps were at a minimum . Everyone seemed to have a great time with two small incedences that were a bit of an irritant to most who saw it were .... One drag race in the tunnel seemed to really irritate folks pretty good . Sounded like to HD ape hanger setups held up traffic at the mouth of the tunnel and then felt compelled to drag race through it . Aside from that , the 4 guys directly behind where I had my Strom parked puffing on a reefer at the staging area , seemed to irritate allot of folks as well . Looks like those guys could have waited until the Toy Run was over , and or at least go to the bushes instead of standing in the middle of the road in front of families and the sort . As myself , most really didn't care that they were puffin' on a reefer , just the wrong place and wrong time . Some parents were a little less than impressed when there kids saw it going on .
From that , what a great event and here are my two lame pics . I think the pics reflect about 1/3 of the number of bikes that were actually there .
[B][I][COLOR="Red"][SIZE="4"]One day I'll have another DL1000 . I MISS YOU ALL !.[/SIZE][/COLOR][/I][/B]
Last edited by PO-SLOKE; 12-06-2008 at 06:14 PM.