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This is going to be my second Rolling Thunder. Looks like the weather is going to be much better than last year. I'll be leading a group to the Pentagon this year. Can't wait. Last year was a very memorable ride.


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Awesome. I have yet to hit one up. I just got orders to Quantico and only lived here in FB for 2 months. I finally gave in and am buying a new bike from Dumfries. Have a great ride. I might ask you for some tips so I can join next year.
 

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Sounds great. I'm meeting a couple people in Springfield but we are going to come back down to Dumfries East Coast HD to ride in there police escorted ride to the Pentagon. This year the weather is going to be great. Much better on the oil pressure.
 

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Where in FB are you? I live down here too, most times I lone wolf, sucks! Maybe we have enough people to go riding in a pack.

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I dont do the meet up at the pentagon any more ,the first year i did we sat there in about 95 degree temps for about 3 hours. now i just park at the national building of peace which is right adjacent to where the marine stands and salutes all the bikers,vets and former vets! easy getting in and real easy getting the ff outta there! last year 2013 i got there just a bit late and i was the last bike that they let park there , thank god for the sportys smaller size.
 

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I never been to the Pentagon lot, I usually so all the way to 21st St. and park. For the VA riders, how about going to Ft. Washington as a group, taking 301?

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I never been to the Pentagon lot, I usually so all the way to 21st St. and park. For the VA riders, how about going to Ft. Washington as a group, taking 301?

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never done that route before , in 2012 went down with a group of about 50 riders and we parked at the parking deck right next to the arlington national cemetary. wasnt to bad other than having to pay to park and do a hell of alot of walking . I go down GW parkway and take the Rosslyn/Mclean exit that takes you right to where the national building of peace which will be on your left at the intersection. its real close to thunder alley , the vietnam memorial ,WWII memorial and right adjacent to where the marine standa every year. A real good place to park if your with a small group or riding solo. just get there before 7:00 am or you wont be parking there at all.
 

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Where in FB are you? I live down here too, most times I lone wolf, sucks! Maybe we have enough people to go riding in a pack.

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Live off mine Rd. I really need a parade fan though before getting stuck in a pack like that. Always up for a ride locally though or hearing some good routes.
 

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Headed there for the first time this year. I'm thinking I need to experience it to the max at least once.


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You`ll love it ,Rolling Thunder is a real emotional and memmorible ride. I make the ride to the wall every year ,weather providing.man i`ll tell you that when you visit the vietnam veterans memorial and witness the vets who are totaly composed and reach a certain spot or see a fallen vet(vets) name and just break down crying it really gets to you believe me ! first time i went there and saw that happen it damn near made me cry also.... oh plan on doing alot of walking so wear some or pack some sneakers. made that mistake one year and wore my steel toed boots and it liked to kill my feet,lol..
 

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No rivalry is seen, everyone is a brother/sister in armswho served or still serves. Highly emotional in particular when you see the gold star families at the parade.

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I'm from Upstate reservations are made. Damn the weather. Our people have given and are giving One hell of a lot more than my 2-3 days of discomfort, if it rains.

Oct 17, 2009 we did the 1st ride of the "Rt38 Viet Nam Veterans Memorial Highway of Valor" ride it was trying to snow sleet rain we were soaked and cold BUT damn proud to help welcome back the VN vets. The roads were lined with people thanking the Veterans. Kept getting stuff in my eyes. 200 miles for us. Sun did come out in the afternoon.

When I remember the Shit Holes I was in, during my 20 years, and where our troops are today. I'll be there one way or another.

We still have so many POW/MIA this fire needs to be kept burning.
 

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Courtyard Fairfax Fair Oaks, Fairfax VA. South end of Owasco Lake. Lots of trips up to Utica Harley and beyond North that is.
 

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You`ll love it ,Rolling Thunder is a real emotional and memmorible ride. I make the ride to the wall every year ,weather providing.man i`ll tell you that when you visit the vietnam veterans memorial and witness the vets who are totaly composed and reach a certain spot or see a fallen vet(vets) name and just break down crying it really gets to you believe me ! first time i went there and saw that happen it damn near made me cry also.... oh plan on doing alot of walking so wear some or pack some sneakers. made that mistake one year and wore my steel toed boots and it liked to kill my feet,lol..

I know what you mean about the composed vets. Made a ride last summer to the traveling wall with some other ALR riders and one of them found a buddy's name. He then told us the story of how this hero was killed. In the end he said it should be his own name on the wall but this guy saved him.


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