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post #1 of 13 Old 07-06-2010, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
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First ride in 7 months

just back from afghanistan and the first item on my list of 'to dos' after roughing up the wife and soaking my liver in booze was to take the bike out for a nice long ride on the back country roads of yamaguchi japan. officially yesterday was my first ride when i picked my bike up from a local mechanic's shop. love japanese efficiency. dropped the bike off in december and with my broken japanese told him i'd be back some time in june/july to pick it up. showed up to his shop yesterday and while he's working on a customer's bike, sees me coming in. without saying a word he stops what he's doing walks over to my bike, pulls a cover off it, wheels it out the door, starts it up and hands me the keys with nothing more than a quick nod goes back to work. looked like he detailed the bike it was so clean.

great ride today. not quite used to the humidity yet but it wasn't too bad at 80 degrees.

couple more pics from my deployment. i was a jtac with task force 1/3 in helmand province. all in all not a bad deployment, just glad to be back with 10 fingers/toes...
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WOW! Incredible pictures man. Thanks for sharing.. Glad ya got a good ride in also, well deserved..

Asian efficiency is unrivaled..

Thanks for everything.. If you have more pics, post em up!

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Nice pix man! Don't feel too bad it's been 8 months since I last rode. I'm feenin to get back in the saddle!

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Welcome back ZX brother. I can only imagine what it felt like to hear that beast fire up after it had been so long.
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ya great pics brother im in Kwohst Province right now on the paki border only 60 days left in this motherfucker and then its back on the 10 for me to congrats on the makin it home.


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wow awsome pics, i like the jet droppin death!

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^^^those are just flares from a show of force but he did drop a 500 pounder for me that day.

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ya great pics brother im in Kwohst Province right now on the paki border only 60 days left in this motherfucker and then its back on the 10 for me to congrats on the makin it home.
going to be a hot mofo there this summer. take care, keep your head down and safe trip back.

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