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post #1 of 24 Old 08-24-2012, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Off to the Cat Herders' Campout this weekend.

Will meet with many who have known, and have ridden with, the MIA (Missin In Action) vatrader, whose knowledge and wit once graced this, and other, Internet motorcycle forums.

Will inquire about his circumstances, whereabouts, and welfare.

My only interest: I hope he's o.k., and . . . would like him to know, we MISS him!

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Cat Herders' Campout: Three-day gathering at now-defunct ski resort at Mt. Jackson, VA; generously hosted by the property-owning family; dual-sport rides of all persuasions launched from the headquarters, plus programmed and un-programmed hi-jinks of all sorts . . . first time for me, I report on the event's preceding reputation!
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post #2 of 24 Old 08-24-2012, 10:15 AM
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Good luck in finding out something about him, LoneRider. I'm sure I'm not the only one here who appreciates your efforts to do so.



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post #3 of 24 Old 08-24-2012, 03:14 PM
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Yeah, thanks brother. I hope it's good news. Maybe he won the lottery and can't be bothered on his yacht?




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Red face Over to the dark side

Maybe he became an administrator at KLR650.net???
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Good luck in finding out something about him, LoneRider. I'm sure I'm not the only one here who appreciates your efforts to do so.
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Hopefully you can find something out... I tried PM'ing a few of his friends when I first noticed his disappearance and never received a reply from any of them. I hope he's ok.

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post #7 of 24 Old 08-26-2012, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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vatrader's last known gainful employment; procuring used cars in Virginia, and transporting them to New York for resale.

Last known address (Front Royal, VA): Home sold in January, 2012.

Current whereabouts: Possibly in Michigan, where relatives live.

About all I could dig up, so far.

Regardless, wish him well, whatever his locaton and circumstances may be.
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Maybe he became an administrator at KLR650.net???
Well, his position as Moderator here is always open, but truthfully, I'd just like to hear from him and know that he's alive and well..
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post #9 of 24 Old 08-26-2012, 10:33 PM
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Word-on-the-street:

vatrader's last known gainful employment; procuring used cars in Virginia, and transporting them to New York for resale.

Last known address (Front Royal, VA): Home sold in January, 2012.

Current whereabouts: Possibly in Michigan, where relatives live.

About all I could dig up, so far.

Regardless, wish him well, whatever his locaton and circumstances may be.
Your efforts are greatly appreciated by many here I'm sure, some info is better than just speculating. How was the riding?
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post #10 of 24 Old 08-27-2012, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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How was the riding?
The riding, the scenery, the accommodations, food, and entertainment were all OUTSTANDING!

Set in the picturesque eastern mountains (near Mt. Jackson, VA) flanking the Shenandoah Valley, a one-time ski slope and resort is turned over to dual-sport (mostly) riders one weekend a year.

Well-maintained dirt and gravel roads permeate the area, along with interesting asphalt runs, with as many twisties as one's appetite calls for.

The Tasker's Gap and Peters Mill Run Road OHV Areas of George Washington National Forest are nearby, for those who crave ROCKS in their rides!

Add gourmet pork barbecue and all the trimmings, campfires, and good-natured funnin' around, a great motorcycling weekend!

And, it's great to hang with those who know and appreciate vatrader, wherever he may be.
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