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Introducing the New ART Team

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With Kinsley’s passing, naturally there have been questions about the future of the ART gatherings. Kinsley and I had been talking about expanding the team for the last year or so. Kinsley’s routing participation dates all the way back to the first El Paseo and he was also involved in the background of many other events (yet always shunning the limelight).

 

Kinsley was ready to become less involved in future events and we were going to approach a few riders at START 2020 about joining us. We wanted to have more team members involved so there were more points of contact at events. We also wanted to avoid having events tailored to our own preferences. Part of Kinsley’s legacy is his long term planning, and as we are embarking on expanding the ART team to continue and improve events, this is an extension of that plan.

 

Bernie and Indy Dave will be assisted and supported by BMW_Ken, Twistyguy (Peter), Marcopolo (Mark), Endobobdds (Bob), DaveCinNO and terryofperry. Collectively - after confessing to various two-wheeled misadventures - we’ve been loosely referring to ourselves as The Bumbling BackRoad Riders, although “Bumbling” applies more to some of us than others. :whistle: 

 

Much like before, events will continue to maintain a low-key vibe and we will continue to make some subtle additions as we move forward. This team brings a wealth of passion and backgrounds that will be focused on what the ART’s have always been about – the riding and the people. Bernie will be developing routes for future events, and he needs no introduction in that regard. Bernie has been routing and leading rides for decades and so this is right in his wheelhouse. Twistyguy will be focused on non-pavement routes and the rest of us will be Bumbling around as best we can.

 

Kinsley will be missed by all of us and these events won’t be the same without him. But he’s left his mark on all of us, and it’s in that spirit and vision that we’ll move forward together.

 

Meet The Bumbling BackRoad Riders:

 

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L to R: Indy Dave, Twistyguy, Endobobdds, Bernie, Kinsley and terryofperry.

 

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L to R: (Indy Scott) Indy Dave, (Indy Phil), BMW_Ken, Endobobdds, Twistyguy, Marcopolo and DaveCinNO

 

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BamaJohn

Thanks Dave.  This answers a couple of questions for me:  1. moving forward?, and 2. what/who are the "Bumbling Backroads Riders"?   I am looking forward to the gathering at FART and appreciate everyone's efforts for the group!  jb 

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wbw6cos

Good to hear Dave. Thanks to all for keeping the spirit alive

 

Boy, there are a lot of board members with Indy in their screen names.  Must be a popular place.  :18:  

 

 

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RandyShields

Thanks Dave and crew.

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Indy Dave
7 hours ago, BamaJohn said:

2. what/who are the "Bumbling Backroads Riders"?   jb

 

John - to understand the origins of The Bumbling BackRoad Riders™, like most things, it's best to start near the beginning. This is the Cliff Notes Version, BTW  :lurk:

 

With a long way to a tire shop, a "short cut" that looked promising initially . . .  that didn't work out . .

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and Another short cut that didn't go as planned . . .

 

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and some randoms . . .

 

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And trying to escape Indiana for START 2019:

 

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As I said - this is the cliff notes version :ohboy: . . .

 

Ultimately, I think what happened was, after hearing and viewing some of my more... interesting rides :whistle:  (which also coincided with their taking a few steps back and away from me - implementing what is now commonly referred to as "Social Distancing") someone first coined the moniker "Dead End Dave"  :wave:  and then, perhaps taking pity - one by one, they each confessed their own 'sins'  - a flat tire here, an aching muscle there, leaking rain gear, Pay at the pump issues, a hostile shop owner in a plaza parking lot and boots with buckles :stir:  :rofl: . While they all still kept their distance - there was a (very brief) sense of vulnerability as even Kinsley:bike: shared a tale or two (it's true!) and someone came up with Bumbling BackRoad Riders and - over time - it began to stick. But like I said, it applies more so to some of us (some might even say one) more so than others.

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marcopolo

There goes our leader.

 

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wbw6cos

Afterall, he is fearless?  Am I right?

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Bernie
2 hours ago, marcopolo said:

There goes our leader.

 

Yes, we will follow our leader, until our GPS units tell us to recalculate. :3:

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BamaJohn

Thanks for the story line Dave!  Been there, Done that too.......likely will do such things again!

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Indy Dave

OUTSTANDING, John! I think I have a t-shirt for you!

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Slumgullion

It seems to me that we have an Indy takeover coup in the works! Is there an Indy cult I don't know about? Why haven't I been approached to join? I rode through Indiana Pa once I think. If I add Indy to my handle I would I be admitted  to the "Indy Club"?  Indy Slumgullion has a nice ring to it, just sayin'. 

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wbw6cos

Is Indy Joel board name taken yet?   :5146:

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Bernie
3 hours ago, Slumgullion said:

It seems to me that we have an Indy takeover coup in the works! Is there an Indy cult I don't know about? Why haven't I been approached to join? I rode through Indiana Pa once I think. If I add Indy to my handle I would I be admitted  to the "Indy Club"?  Indy Slumgullion has a nice ring to it, just sayin'. 

Joel you will always be part of the team and I hope you will, no Indiana connection required .

I think all @Indy Dave is  trying to do is expand the group in charge of hosting the event, to even out the workload. This is something that our friend Kinsley and Indy Dave had already planned to do. 

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Indy Dave

@Slumgullion  Joel, I admit that does have a good ring to it. better be ready to get your checkbook out because there is an initiation fee, and I'm currently signing up new members...

 

Here's many of the new converts...

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60Aviator

Great! So can we now expect more Coffee Shops and Buffets on the routes as planned stopping points? :4322:

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TyTass

Dave et al (a.k.a. BBRRs),

 

Thanks for taking over and keeping things moving along!  Looking forward to the Spring, since I can't FART this year. 

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RandyShields
26 minutes ago, TyTass said:

Dave et al (a.k.a. BBRRs),

 

Thanks for taking over and keeping things moving along!  Looking forward to the Spring, since I can't FART this year. 

You know that can be unhealthy. 

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Slumgullion

I don't know if I can trust Bernie, rumor has it he once was a Colts fan after they left Baltimore. Just need to be careful with those Indy Cultist, I've heard!

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Bernie
17 minutes ago, Slumgullion said:

I don't know if I can trust Bernie, rumor has it he once was a Colts fan after they left Baltimore. Just need to be careful with those Indy Cultist, I've heard!

Wrong Bernie, Joel. I don’t like egg-football or Round football. 
Where is Indy anyway? Recalculating!

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