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  • Lake view: Thanks to Camdenton motorcycle rescuers

  • Having a flat tire five hundred miles from home is never a good thing. And if you're on a motorcycle, riding home in the rain it can be a nightmare.
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  • Having a flat tire five hundred miles from home is never a good thing. And if you're on a motorcycle, riding home in the rain it can be a nightmare.
    That's what I was looking forward to when I had just ridden through Camdenton. Sitting along the road with what was pretty much a crippled motorcycle I needed help. Or a miracle.
    What I experienced is something I wanted to share with the people of Camdenton.
    Within minutes, Chris Stevens pulled up behind me in his pick up, followed a few minutes later by his son.
    After a quick phone call by Chris, Glen Keeney pulled up with his trailer and I was soon on my way to get the flat fixed at the Motorcycle Doctor on Highway 5.
    If this sounds to good to be true, or if it seems that someone was watching over me, I believe that was the case. Chris is a minister with the Christian Motorcyclists Association.  
    Glen, who also rides, is a member of his church. Everyone who I met along the way, including the people at the Harley-Davidson dealership north of town, were helpful.
    What would, or more probably should have been a miserable afternoon, was eclipsed by how these people stopped to help a total stranger.
    On my way out of town I stopped at Chris's business, The Butcher Shop, to fill up on a sandwich and beef jerky.
    I simply wanted to say thanks to all of the fine people who made my stay in Candenton one that I will always remember, and for the right reason.

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