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Title: Did you ride today?
Post by: scott189 on February 01, 2014, 05:02:46 PM
Came out of hibernation today! Went for a little ride and here are a few pictures.  Three Mile Island Middletown, PA

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on February 01, 2014, 05:25:10 PM
Yup.  Pics in the PA rides thread.

The ice flows on the Susquehanna are crazy.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on February 02, 2014, 09:57:11 AM
Some people are no fun.  ;)   Next time, I'll post up in the PA Rides thread like the rest of you "conformists".  [It's that not so subtle touch of sarcasm that gets me into trouble.]  I'll bet all youz guys even ride the same kinda motorsicles, don't ya.  Today I feel like being different and postin here.

Came out of hibernation today! Went for a little ride and here are a few pictures.  Three Mile Island Middletown, PA


What a coincidence - I got out for a little ride yesterday too - my first ride this year.

Wasn't far - only 18 miles- but it was sweet. 

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: st2sam on February 02, 2014, 10:09:02 AM
Wasn't far - only 18 miles- but it was sweet. 
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Ain't no stop'in ya now!
Your gonna love it!

(I think?)
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on February 02, 2014, 10:20:32 AM
Hmm... My Wee dash looked nothing like that.   :naughty:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on February 02, 2014, 10:58:58 AM
OK, here's another clue.  Does that SOB in the photo look like anyone you know?

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on February 02, 2014, 11:01:00 AM
Ride it a little more this time of the year and you won't have to worry about "creeper reflection".
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on February 02, 2014, 11:01:30 AM
Oh...did you pull the flies yet?   ;D
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: st2sam on February 02, 2014, 11:13:52 AM

     :clap:

 I'll be waiting for you over in the Kawasaki section...
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Spanky on February 02, 2014, 11:33:15 AM
Congrats Skee! Farkle away!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on February 02, 2014, 12:02:40 PM
Full story – I finally pulled the trigger – it could almost be described as an accidental shooting.

I was still mulling the choices around in my feeble mind.  Believe me, there’s lots of time and space for thoughts to circulate.

I had pretty much ruled out the Ninja 1000 on insurance costs.  The estimated quotes I got from Progressive said the Ninja was 2 or 3 times as expensive to insure as a Connie.  What I learned in hindsight is that Progressive’s estimates – even though made on my policy – are not very accurate.  The actual cost to add the Connie to my policy was $300 different than the estimate they gave me.  So who knows what the real cost of the Ninja was – not that it mattered – I didn’t like the luggage options. 

I’m telling you; if they ever put a half-fairing and suitable hardcase luggage on that Yammie triple all you guys are ever gonna see is taillights.  But I digress.

I stopped at a dealership to compare fairing and footpeg positions of the ’13 FJR to the ’14 FJR.  I sat on the ’14 FJR at the DC motoshow and didn’t like the way the fairing collided with my shin.  Note to RDoug: Riding posture is just plain different for us who are too-tall to be cowboys. 

The dealer I stopped at had a brand new didn’t-even-have-oil-in-it left-over 2013 Connie on the floor at what I thought was a grab-it on-the-spot discount.  Same as Montgomeryville was asking for a used 2012 with 7000 miles on the clock.  Plus I got to use my $500 Kawi Kash discount from the show. 

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In truth, I went home & discussed it with my wife.  I was seriously considering a 2011 BMW R1200 RT with 7000 miles on it; one really really nice machine!  Lighter, far more comfortable for the passenger, and loaded with accessories and electronic suspension.  Three things concerned me: more $$$, knee room (my knee doesn’t quite fit under the notch in the tank with my foot on the peg), and I got a whiff of the notorious BMW attitude while perusing accessories and that just turned me completely off. 

I’ve never agreed with the philosophy that being the most technologically advanced makes you the best.  Just for a moment, let’s consider civilizations in general.  The bushmen lived happily on the savannahs for 5,000 years without leaving any permanent scars before America was discovered.  We’ve managed to progress further technologically in the last 400 years than those savages ever did.  And we leave hundreds of Love Canals as a legacy to future generations.  Meanwhile, those primitive people left a pristine environment for their children.  Now [let me ask you] who had the “better” civilization?  Anyway, I digress; this site is about motorcycling.  Gimmie back my 2-stroke!  I can't deal with that better-than-thou attitude because I bought a more technologically advanced machine, whether it's because you got chrome steel fenders or a single-sided swing arm.. [RANT OVER] 

So here I am with a full ear-to-ear sh@t-eatin grin.  An I'm glad it's a rice-burner cause gasohol is crap. 

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Got back to the dealership and closed the deal on the Connie not long before another prospective buyer who had also gone home to think it over.  Not my favorite color; it will show the dirt, but at that price, I guess I could learn how to keep a motorcycle clean.

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: smoker on February 02, 2014, 12:05:03 PM
What a coincidence - I got out for a little ride yesterday too - my first ride this year.

Wasn't far - only 18 miles- but it was sweet. 

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Congrats Frank! I hope you quadrupled your tire budget.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on February 02, 2014, 12:08:11 PM
If I take a prolonged bathroom break the next time we're at lunch don't worry.  I'm just out in the parking lot swapping my silver passenger rails for your black ones.   ;D



I may as well swap the black wheels as well.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on February 02, 2014, 12:16:43 PM
Uhh, I might be swappin cans.

There's lots I like on this machine.  The exhaust ain't one of them.

Did I mention the HEATED GRIPS.  My hands were toasty warm yesterday without heated gloves. 

My hands would never stay completely warm on my Wee, even with heated gloves.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on February 02, 2014, 12:21:52 PM
Well the good thing is if you decide to swap windshields there are half a dozen different ones close by you can test drive.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on February 02, 2014, 12:42:24 PM
I will eventually do something with the windshield.  I was thinking one of those bolt on aero-flips might do the trick.

It's great (for me) when it's in the down position.  Nice and quiet.  No buffeting.  Almost feels naked.

Sounds like a wind tunnel when it's all the way up.  Earbuds cure that.  Air chops me right across the helmet.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Spanky on February 02, 2014, 01:50:17 PM
Keep your eye on the for sale sections. You may find a great deal on just what you were looking for.

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php)

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on February 02, 2014, 02:53:41 PM
Hi, Beans!!! :wave:

Welcome to the club, Skee!!!  :smiley_thumb:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on February 02, 2014, 07:05:03 PM
I heard that membership has its rewards, ahh, err, cookies!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: mastros2 on February 02, 2014, 09:26:22 PM
Congrats, Frank!   
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: scott189 on February 03, 2014, 07:18:31 AM
Nice ride Frank!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 03, 2014, 09:34:50 AM
Frank you suck.




Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: R Doug on February 03, 2014, 09:51:32 AM
Nice Ride!  Congrats Frank!


To the OP, I did ride yesterday.  Sheri and I did a liesurly 120 loop around High Rock Lake on the hack.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on February 03, 2014, 11:46:33 AM
Frank you suck.

It's called Venturi effect  :chili:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Mustang on February 03, 2014, 12:32:41 PM
Full story – I finally pulled the trigger – it could almost be described as an accidental shooting.

I was still mulling the choices around in my feeble mind.  Believe me, there’s lots of time and space for thoughts to circulate.

I had pretty much ruled out the Ninja 1000 on insurance costs.  The estimated quotes I got from Progressive said the Ninja was 2 or 3 times as expensive to insure as a Connie.  What I learned in hindsight is that Progressive’s estimates – even though made on my policy – are not very accurate.  The actual cost to add the Connie to my policy was $300 different than the estimate they gave me.  So who knows what the real cost of the Ninja was – not that it mattered – I didn’t like the luggage options. 

I’m telling you; if they ever put a half-fairing and suitable hardcase luggage on that Yammie triple all you guys are ever gonna see is taillights.  But I digress.

I stopped at a dealership to compare fairing and footpeg positions of the ’13 FJR to the ’14 FJR.  I sat on the ’14 FJR at the DC motoshow and didn’t like the way the fairing collided with my shin.  Note to RDoug: Riding posture is just plain different for us who are too-tall to be cowboys. 

The dealer I stopped at had a brand new didn’t-even-have-oil-in-it left-over 2013 Connie on the floor at what I thought was a grab-it on-the-spot discount.  Same as Montgomeryville was asking for a used 2012 with 7000 miles on the clock.  Plus I got to use my $500 Kawi Kash discount from the show. 

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In truth, I went home & discussed it with my wife.  I was seriously considering a 2011 BMW R1200 RT with 7000 miles on it; one really really nice machine!  Lighter, far more comfortable for the passenger, and loaded with accessories and electronic suspension.  Three things concerned me: more $$$, knee room (my knee doesn’t quite fit under the notch in the tank with my foot on the peg), and I got a whiff of the notorious BMW attitude while perusing accessories and that just turned me completely off. 

I’ve never agreed with the philosophy that being the most technologically advanced makes you the best.  Just for a moment, let’s consider civilizations in general.  The bushmen lived happily on the savannahs for 5,000 years without leaving any permanent scars before America was discovered.  We’ve managed to progress further technologically in the last 400 years than those savages ever did.  And we leave hundreds of Love Canals as a legacy to future generations.  Meanwhile, those primitive people left a pristine environment for their children.  Now [let me ask you] who had the “better” civilization?  Anyway, I digress; this site is about motorcycling.  Gimmie back my 2-stroke!  I can't deal with that better-than-thou attitude because I bought a more technologically advanced machine, whether it's because you got chrome steel fenders or a single-sided swing arm.. [RANT OVER] 

So here I am with a full ear-to-ear sh@t-eatin grin.  An I'm glad it's a rice-burner cause gasohol is crap. 

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Got back to the dealership and closed the deal on the Connie not long before another prospective buyer who had also gone home to think it over.  Not my favorite color; it will show the dirt, but at that price, I guess I could learn how to keep a motorcycle clean.

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Very nice!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: JamminJere on February 08, 2014, 07:15:07 AM
Now I feel like Frank.... too much work and I've missed this for 6 days??? And nobody even called??... lol

Congrats Frank, I think you made the right choice!

Oh and while CB is swapping out the handrails, don't be surprised if your odometer jumps to 100K.. :)

JJ
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Royal Tiger on February 08, 2014, 08:00:16 AM
Nice bike Frank.  Congrats.  Her Ninja came from Scott's.  We were very happy with the deal we got for it.  Her XT came from their sister dealership; Tri-City Powersports. 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on February 08, 2014, 09:13:32 AM
Now I feel like Frank.... too much work and I've missed this for 6 days??? And nobody even called??... lol

Congrats Frank, I think you made the right choice!

Oh and while CB is swapping out the handrails, don't be surprised if your odometer jumps to 100K.. :)

JJ

I'd posted something on FB if I had an account  :o 
I will call you BEFORE I take her on a shakedown ride.

Right now I'm concentrating on keeping the voltmeter above 12.2.  Plugged into the battery tender full time.   First bike I've ever had to keep on a charger, even part time.  Sure looks clean & pretty sitting in the garage.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on February 08, 2014, 09:23:29 AM
First bike I've ever had to keep on a charger, even part time. 

 :headscratch:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: JamminJere on February 08, 2014, 09:32:43 AM
Frank,

If they just put the acid in the battery just before you brought it home, it may have been down a little. But the charging system should read 14.3 or 14.4 when it's running down the road. If it is on a battery tender, is the light going to solid green??

lol... I remember those days... Repetitive trips to the garage just to gawk...

Enjoy! You deserve it...

I'll be waiting for that call.. Oh and I'm ready to pull the 15th set of flies and install a PCV for ya when you are ready.

JJ
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: jeets on February 08, 2014, 12:27:42 PM
Uhh, I might be swappin cans.

There's lots I like on this machine.  The exhaust ain't one of them.

Did I mention the HEATED GRIPS.  My hands were toasty warm yesterday without heated gloves. 

My hands would never stay completely warm on my Wee, even with heated gloves.

Frankly!  Congrats bro!

Cans?  Wait another Kawasaki Prius?


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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: jeets on February 08, 2014, 12:33:29 PM
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Another flying pig added to the stable!


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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Mustang on February 08, 2014, 05:35:02 PM
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Another flying pig added to the stable!


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Jeesh,why too many pigs:)
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on February 08, 2014, 06:20:38 PM

lol... I remember those days... Repetitive trips to the garage just to gawk...


JJ


OK what's a PVC?


LOL.  Wife keeps asking if it's still there everytime I go out to look. 

I'm going out now to check on it, just to be sure.   :inlove:

It's a glass mat, not a dry charge.  They told me it was a new battery and on a charger all night before I picked it up.  Read 14.4 when I pulled in the garage.  Week later it's 12.7. Still normal, but Kawi book says it needs to be plugged in if its not run for a few weeks, ESP in this cold. 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on February 08, 2014, 07:07:07 PM
Yeah. The manual also said I should have checked my valves at 15,000 miles. But only if I live in the USA.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Spanky on February 08, 2014, 07:28:40 PM
A PCV is a Power Commander 5 that you can install to remap your fuel/air ratio. Good idea to have if you remove the flies and add an exhaust. You can join Jeets in the Kawasaki Prius club, but this route is not recommended and may result in revocation of your man card if any other man infractions are observed.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 02, 2014, 02:16:39 PM
Nope
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Stripes on March 02, 2014, 07:32:05 PM
Nope

Me either.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: PatM on March 02, 2014, 07:38:29 PM

It's a glass mat, not a dry charge.  They told me it was a new battery and on a charger all night before I picked it up.  Read 14.4 when I pulled in the garage.  Week later it's 12.7. Still normal, but Kawi book says it needs to be plugged in if its not run for a few weeks, ESP in this cold.

That's about right. Get a trickle charger and you'll be fine.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Scottzilla on March 05, 2014, 09:13:47 PM
Congrats skee! Nothing in the world like new bike smell.   Except maybe... 8)
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on March 05, 2014, 10:06:44 PM
4 sure
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on March 15, 2014, 03:57:38 PM
Wouldn't exactly call this a ride.  Took the Connie out today.  Now have a grand total of 85 miles on her.  Heard a strange noise in the front end -  heard a click when I turned the bars - decided to have the dealer check it out.  Was worried the triple clamp wasn't torqued down right.  Had all the guys in the shop laughing - me too - with them.  Turns out it is the sound of plastic cable flexing against the triple clamp.  Man do I feel like the FOOL.  Took the long way home.  Was hoping to spot a green Street Triple parked at a horse farm - ranch - whatever.  First batch of parts arrived.  So I decided to start farkling.
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This is why I decided to pursue a technical degree instead of shop mechanics.   The mounting pins were a little tight.  I didn't want to scratch my new rack.  So I slid my finger between the Givi case and the rack to prevent it from getting scratched.  Worked out pretty well, in one sense.   
OK, it was a total failure! :withstupid:
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OK - IT WAS A TOTAL DISASTER

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I needed to apply general anesthetic to kill the pain
Note to JEFF - I like mine dry  :beerchug: the little bottle suites me just fine

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Mustang on March 15, 2014, 05:53:25 PM
Tough day there Frank :)
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: st2sam on March 15, 2014, 08:11:35 PM
You know your in love when your digits come second.  :razz:

As far as new bike bugs, I had to tighten my header bolts, that's it.

Skee, thanks for sharing, and no I didn't get out even though it hit 50*...   (work >:()
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: jeets on March 16, 2014, 08:08:11 AM
Where's my glass Frank?  Drinking alone with a friend within 5 or so miles is a violation!

She looks good!  My baby got new shoes, sensors, rear break pads, and a sticker!  She's ready for the spring.

Speaking of which I'm riding down Fri for the spring meet.  I don't know what your plans are but keep me posted.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on March 16, 2014, 08:21:43 AM
and a sticker!  She's ready for the spring.





This one?

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on March 16, 2014, 10:45:23 PM
That was your glass.  Mine was full and had ice. 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: marc11 on March 17, 2014, 11:07:02 AM
Nice bike congrats. You know it always makes me lol when some gets a new bike and within hours they have it apart and putting new bits on, but it is the way we are wired.

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Mustang on March 17, 2014, 01:24:39 PM
Hi Jeets, Im going Friday, so stay in touch!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: jeets on March 18, 2014, 06:18:22 AM
LMAO!!!  Huh?  Can't hear you over the sound of my loud pipes!


and a sticker!  She's ready for the spring.





This one?

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: jeets on March 18, 2014, 06:19:42 AM
Sounds like a plan, and I'm hoping you know the way  :)

Hi Jeets, Im going Friday, so stay in touch!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Mustang on March 18, 2014, 06:38:51 AM
That's why we need Frank!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on March 18, 2014, 08:58:01 PM
From the Wawa in Fogelsville to Hawks Nest lodge is 428 miles on slab: I-78 to I-81 to I-68 to I-79.  I don't think I've ever been on I-79.  I figure it would take 9 hours with gas stops and lunch.  Funny story - I was talking to a fellow today who rode down to the Dragon last year.  They started on 219, but it got "too twisty" as they got down into WV so they hopped over onto I-81.  Lot better riding.

My route is a tad over 500 miles.  Not sure it's the brightest plan I ever had.  Starts out on I-81 to Bath, picks up 9 & 28 down to old WV 55 (Doodles for lunch), then 220 from Petersburg south to 250 across to Thornwood, then down 219 (unfortunately, that is south of the parts that are too twisty) and across 39. 

I figure that should take about 14 hours - Dawn Patrol - if I leave my house at daybreak I should arrive by dusk.  I really don't want to be riding 39 after dark.  Maybe need to rethink this and spend a little more time on the slab.

PAGING JJ TO THE WHITE COURTESY PHONE.  Need a dose of road wisdom.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 18, 2014, 09:15:31 PM
  Funny story - I was talking to a fellow today who rode down to the Dragon last year.  They started on 219, but it got "too twisty" as they got down into WV so they hopped over onto I-81.  Lot better riding.



 :lol:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on March 18, 2014, 10:01:29 PM
I was actually feeling sorry for him as we spoke.  Anyway...

I started thinking (a habitual hazard) about my proposed route down.  We pick up some time if we stay on I-78 down to Bath.  Still take 9 - cause that hill above Berkely Castle is just such a hoot - down to Doodles and for a change of pace, head west on 50 over Cheat Mt and Cool Springs Exxon.  Turn south on 92 or 119 to 33 west.   

From there we head out to I-79 if it starts getting late, or turn south on 20 with the option to bail west at 15 or 39 onto I-79 later, or stay on 20 all the way down to 60 as long as it's light and we are enjoying the ride. 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Meemuh on March 18, 2014, 10:06:10 PM
Well - I'm not R6, and I have no pictures...but the KLR made it's way out of the garage and over the icy driveway again today.  Wasn't long - wasn't far, but two of the three kids got to go for their first rides of the year.  And I think I'm really going to like that dirt bag bike.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on March 22, 2014, 08:14:52 PM
Nice warm day - must'va been all of 33 F in the garage - continued prepping the bike for the Spring Meet.  Added Ram mounts for my GPS.

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Found the switched auxiliary leads up front for powering the GPS.  Alice (from the Dilbert strip) must have worked on engineering the leads to be just a hair short and perfectly frustrating for any man with normal sized fingers to reach.  You can see them there just out of my reach.

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Well I finally got them connected and hidden back in the boot.  You can see the blue shrink tube I used on the negative lead because I used all my black tubes up on a previous job.

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Test fired the GPS up.   Man that Wee is a good lookin' bike.!   :nuts:

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Got the Sena connected - sort of - I made a single point connection to my Zumo for music, phone and navigation. 

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Summer's coming - I just luv tank tops.

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After all that, it was time for cappuccino - I like mine homemade in the early afternoon - I don't care if that's the "wrong" time of day to drink it.

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Followed by a short test ride.  Fairly dirty power - lots of noise in the bluetooth connection.  Halfway through the Zumo dropped the connection and the phone automatically picked it up and then routed the mp3 player through in the background.  WIERD.  I'm going to have to ask the neighbor's 13-year old to straighten it out for me.  That's Rt 519 in Sussex county NJ.  Fairly clean and pothole free. 

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Think I'm almost ready to go.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Mustang on March 22, 2014, 08:48:18 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: OSJ on March 24, 2014, 01:39:13 PM
couple days in a row for the OSJ's 

First on the new 1000r
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Post by: Skee on March 24, 2014, 10:24:23 PM
Good thing you got out over the weekend, cause it looks like more buc-yuck weather is on the way.
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Post by: oilhed on May 28, 2014, 06:56:21 PM
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Mark F.
aka OILHED
Central CT
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Post by: Stripes on May 28, 2014, 09:13:54 PM
Nope
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Post by: mxvet57 on May 28, 2014, 11:19:45 PM
Maybe.
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Post by: Cablebandit on May 29, 2014, 02:33:45 PM
Yup...cold and wet.
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Post by: Cablebandit on June 30, 2014, 04:15:38 PM
Cool and damp this morning.  HOT and humid this afternoon.
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Post by: mxvet57 on June 30, 2014, 04:27:25 PM
How observant. Are you a meteorologist?
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Post by: Scratch on June 30, 2014, 04:30:42 PM
Yesterday Tammy & I rode to a KTM Demo event in Clarksburg, sponsored by JT Motorsports of Frederick.  She took her GSA and I was on my Dorsoduro.  We got there early and snagged spots in the first group - she got to test ride the 1290 Super Duke and I got a 690 Duke.  The route was pretty good and included some decent twisties,  She raved about the Super's power, but found the seating position cramped.  I found the 690's ergos excellent but the performance was just okay for a thumper.  I wanted to try the SD next, but the line for test rides was pretty long by the time we got back.  Blew it off and rode to the Olney Ale House for brunch instead.

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on June 30, 2014, 06:37:37 PM
How observant. Are you a meteorologist?


A Junior Meteorologist.



Shouldn't you be in your basement clutching the Corelle?  Big winds are a blowin'

Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on July 01, 2014, 02:24:42 PM
Cool and foggy this morning.

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It was 90° when I left the shop at 2:30pm.  I had to beat feet home to outrun the lightning.   :eek:
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Post by: Cablebandit on July 30, 2014, 02:58:44 PM
Crisp and dry this morning.  44 degrees on the way in with the mesh gear on.   :naughty:


The ride home was damn near perfect weather though.  72 degrees and almost no humidity.  Felt like an Autumn day.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on July 31, 2014, 03:45:35 PM
It was so dark and foggy this morning that I pretty much rode in on instinct.  Dodged the thunderstorms on the way home.  :-\



Still better than driving the Tundra in.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: sleazy rider on July 31, 2014, 03:55:25 PM
Rode to work, put in 4 hours, then went shopping at Bass Pro.  I really hate that place.  It's worse than an ice cream shop. 
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Post by: Max Wedge on July 31, 2014, 05:24:05 PM
I rode. Still trying to get one in row.
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Post by: mxvet57 on July 31, 2014, 06:19:16 PM
Rode to work, put in 4 hours, then went shopping at Bass Pro.  I really hate that place.  It's worse than an ice cream shop.


They sell ice cream?  Cool.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on August 01, 2014, 04:55:00 AM
Glad there was a car to follow the last 4 miles in this morning. Thick, dense fog is blanketing the valley this morning. I got a little moist riding through the clouds. Lets hope I make it home before tonight's thunderstorms.
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Post by: slayman on August 18, 2014, 08:20:59 PM
Not everyday you spot a dromedary:
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Post by: mxvet57 on August 18, 2014, 10:20:46 PM
What? No sheep.
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Post by: slayman on August 19, 2014, 07:12:36 AM
No but I did create a stampede of goats on the way in yesterday. I'll stop for a photo the next time I pass that pasture.
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Post by: Cablebandit on August 19, 2014, 02:52:58 PM
Yup, like every other day.  This is the majority of the view on the way in.  Add a deer here and there.

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I got soaked on the way home today.
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Post by: maddjack on September 07, 2014, 04:25:47 PM
Short but sweet ride while all the footballites were trapped in their houses  watching the NFL on a wonderful 70 degree, sunny day.200 total.
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Post by: mxvet57 on September 07, 2014, 04:59:30 PM
Yes I fu@#en did.  :wings:
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Post by: sodapop6620 on September 08, 2014, 10:58:44 AM
Second time on the bike since being hit. I felt a lot more comfortable. Next weekend I might even get out of third gear.

Going from a wee Strom to a zrx is a big difference in handling and speed.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Max Wedge on September 08, 2014, 11:40:23 AM
300 on Saturday, 350 on Sunday and 60 today...just not in region 6.  :-[
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: GRN on September 08, 2014, 05:42:14 PM
122 with my bride for lunch today, a little over 400 mile loop through WV yesterday  :inlove:
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Post by: malbojah on September 24, 2014, 04:09:54 PM
Rode to Boston today for lunch, came home and found a mouse nest in my tool box that had been there a while.  7 babies, mom got away. Destroyed my soldering gun and the case it was in. And she stripped my Domo-kun
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Post by: satchmo on September 29, 2014, 06:02:49 PM
Rode 190 miles on back country roads in northeast PA yesterday with three friends.  (They were riding an GSXR750 and two CBR1100XXs.)  Stopped at North American Warhorse and got a neat pair of Joe Rocket roo/kevlar guantlet gloves at an awesome price.  Had lunch in Clarks Summit and burgers on the grill for dinner with family outside of Towanda.  What a great day!



Not too bad for a CBR250ra.   
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Post by: Skee on October 05, 2014, 10:09:07 AM
Sort of - but it was on one of these - to the Achelse Kluis Abbey (http://ourtastytravels.com/blog/visiting-achelse-kluise-trappist-brewery-in-belgium/) for a beer.

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<<AT LEAST I WAS RIDING FOR BEER>> Not half as much fun on a trail as my Wee, but it does turn in faster.

Hope that fuel stabilizer stuff I put in at home works.
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Post by: Scratch on October 05, 2014, 02:26:42 PM
Tammy & I rode our GSA's to Thurmont & back - 225 miles.  Leaves haven't really started turning yet.
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Post by: Cablebandit on October 06, 2014, 08:34:03 AM
Rode to the range and back yesterday.  It was cold, damp and windy.

Must be fall.  I guess winter will be here in a week or so.  Time to dig the magic plug out from under the seat.
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Post by: Cablebandit on October 13, 2014, 06:34:56 AM

Must be fall.  I guess winter will be here in a week or so.  Time to dig the magic plug out from under the seat.

Well, a week later and it was 28 degrees on the way to the range yesterday and the training bikes were covered in frost.  >:(
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Post by: mxvet57 on October 13, 2014, 07:47:10 AM

Must be fall.  I guess winter will be here in a week or so.  Time to dig the magic plug out from under the seat.

Well, a week later and it was 28 degrees on the way to the range yesterday and the training bikes were covered in frost.  >:(

Well that will make for an interesting day.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on October 13, 2014, 08:00:45 AM
Once the sun rose over the mountain everything was ok.  There was even a hot air balloon flying through the pass into the valley. 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Scratch on October 18, 2014, 06:55:37 PM
Tammy & I are doing a leaf-peeping run this weekend.   Tonight we're staying at the Koolwink Motel (http://www.koolwinkmotel.com/) in Romney; a nifty spin in the wayback machine.  Tomorrow we'll Fugawi down to Staunton.
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Post by: Cookie on October 18, 2014, 07:02:39 PM
Had a sweet ride in to work early this morning in a warm fog.

It rained a lot during the day so I had to hear all the "you're gonna get wet, its raining on your bike" crap.

Fukkem.
Nice sunny ride home.

I overheard the emus telling the llamas.,....

Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: mxvet57 on October 18, 2014, 08:26:12 PM
Had a sweet ride in to work early this morning in a warm fog.

It rained a lot during the day so I had to hear all the "you're gonna get wet, its raining on your bike" crap.

Fukkem.
Nice sunny ride home.

I overheard the emus telling the llamas.,....


I always said "so your point is?"
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: JReazor on October 18, 2014, 08:46:27 PM
I did ride today. I rode this.

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And it was good.
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Post by: Scratch on October 21, 2014, 08:54:25 AM
Tammy & I are doing a leaf-peeping run this weekend.   Tonight we're staying at the Koolwink Motel ([url]http://www.koolwinkmotel.com/[/url]) in Romney; a nifty spin in the wayback machine.  Tomorrow we'll Fugawi down to Staunton.


Some pics from last weekend's ride.

View from overlook on Route 9 outside Berkeley Springs (near the Panorama Steak House).

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View along Smoke Hole Road.

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View from top of Reddish Knob.

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Spanky on October 21, 2014, 07:20:35 PM
Nice pics!
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Post by: Scratch on October 21, 2014, 07:32:09 PM
Thanks.  It was one of those perfect weekend rides.
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Post by: 2RR2NV on October 21, 2014, 07:48:05 PM
I wish. I got my "1 ride a month" already in. :(
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Post by: Skee on October 25, 2014, 02:23:03 PM
Yup!  I <3 my Wee.  There's just somthin' about that engine when it's crankin' 7500-9000 rpm that's infatuating  :inlove:

Found some smooth pavement - couple of roads I've never been on before - with some of may favorite PA twisties. 

This was my turn-around spot - we have  dinner plans - I'm not one to miss a meal; especially a good meal.

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Post by: radon222 on October 25, 2014, 05:30:37 PM
Sure did.  I had to kill about 250 miles worth of fuel so I can pull the tank tomorrow.  So I went hunting lighthouses at Nags Head.
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Post by: cyjo on November 01, 2014, 08:55:16 PM
Nice pics. Did a ride last weekend with the wife for a couple hours. Nice weather and beautiful leaves. Went up around Catoctin Mountain. Not so many pics but had the gopro going:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miVhTzii-eI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miVhTzii-eI)
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Post by: 2RR2NV on November 02, 2014, 10:29:36 AM
I wish. gotta go back to my alt. home today and get ready for work. Won't have a chance to ride til next week.  and even then, since we are planning our build for the house, might not have any time left over for riding... :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: R Doug on November 02, 2014, 03:04:47 PM

View along Smoke Hole Road.




I love Smoke Hole Road.  :inlove:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: R Doug on November 02, 2014, 03:07:44 PM
Risk and danger be damned!  The past four months have been miserable w/o a bike.  So...


I went here

(hands down the best BBQ in North Carolina)


http://www.pik-n-pig.com (http://www.pik-n-pig.com)


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On this.



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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: lloydo on November 02, 2014, 04:36:15 PM
Where did "this" come from? :)
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Post by: mxvet57 on November 02, 2014, 04:43:46 PM
Didn't you tear your stickers off?
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on November 02, 2014, 04:54:50 PM
Does "this" have anything to do with the movement of heaven and earth?
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: R Doug on November 02, 2014, 04:55:27 PM
I picked it up yesterday at my local dealer.

It's a well sorted out 2013 GS. I am now the second owner. Next order of business is to shred the remaining rubber off the street based Michelins so I can get a good set of dual sport tires on it.
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Post by: R Doug on November 02, 2014, 04:56:34 PM
Does "this" have anything to do with the movement of heaven and earth?

This beast will move earth.   :D
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Post by: jimmy on November 02, 2014, 05:17:59 PM
http://youtu.be/uC6rjeDEVFQ (http://youtu.be/uC6rjeDEVFQ)
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cookie on November 02, 2014, 05:23:23 PM
Took about a month longer than I thought it would.
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Post by: mxvet57 on November 02, 2014, 06:17:06 PM
Did I miss the poll.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: lloydo on November 03, 2014, 09:39:50 AM
Hey Doug,

Welcome back!  How's the riding down your way this time of year?  I may be able to escape Pennsylvania for a week or so and head south.  This is a bit late in the season for me so I'm thinking through possible destinations (or whether to go or not).  I need to be talked into it!

Thanks.

Lloyd
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: R Doug on November 03, 2014, 09:43:59 AM
Well, there was snow in SC this weekend and the high yesterday near Pinehurst was 50 with 30 MPH winds.  :lol:


Actually, it's typically very nice this time of year.  This past weekend's weather was abnormal.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Scratch on November 03, 2014, 01:02:46 PM
I picked it up yesterday at my local dealer.

It's a well sorted out 2013 GS. I am now the second owner. Next order of business is to shred the remaining rubber off the street based Michelins so I can get a good set of dual sport tires on it.

Moar Pics, mawfak!!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: chornbe on November 03, 2014, 01:11:21 PM
Quote
Did you ride today?

Yes.
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Post by: mxvet57 on November 03, 2014, 07:15:51 PM
Quote
Did you ride today?

Yes.

And another yes here to.  :wings:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on November 04, 2014, 06:45:34 AM


And another yes here to.  :wings:


Back to Region 4 with you!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Meemuh on November 04, 2014, 09:06:57 PM
Yesterday and tomorrow - but not today.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: mxvet57 on November 04, 2014, 11:57:52 PM
Yesterday and tomorrow - but not today.


What are you doing in region 6 ?
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cookie on November 05, 2014, 04:39:42 AM
How do these people get past the guards?

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Post by: Meemuh on November 05, 2014, 04:54:42 AM
Oops...


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Post by: Max Wedge on November 05, 2014, 06:38:01 AM
Region 4 has hoisted the Jolly Roger! Prepare to be boarded!

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Post by: Cookie on November 05, 2014, 06:43:10 AM
I love it when you talk dirty.
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Post by: Cablebandit on November 05, 2014, 06:44:16 AM
Man the cannons!!!
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Post by: Meemuh on November 05, 2014, 07:58:59 AM

How do these people get past the guards?

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The R6 guards suck, apparently...


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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Max Wedge on November 05, 2014, 10:39:26 AM
Har har! Surrender the booty!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: chornbe on November 05, 2014, 10:53:51 AM
Not today - big business dinner meet right after work and it'll be raining by then, so I brought the car.
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Post by: mxvet57 on November 05, 2014, 11:56:56 AM
Not today - big business dinner meet right after work and it'll be raining by then, so I brought the car.


And you call yourself a motorcyclist.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: chornbe on November 05, 2014, 01:05:57 PM
Not today - big business dinner meet right after work and it'll be raining by then, so I brought the car.


And you call yourself a motorcyclist.
Well, a job offer may be coming out of this so I figured not showing up soaking wet would be in good form. :)
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Dan K on November 05, 2014, 01:15:15 PM
Probably will be one of the last days I ride the Sprint to work. Have a handshake deal to sell, just need to work out logistics on transfer. Getting a little cold to ride the Tuono to work.

 -Dan
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: chornbe on November 05, 2014, 01:52:38 PM
Probably will be one of the last days I ride the Sprint to work. Have a handshake deal to sell, just need to work out logistics on transfer. Getting a little cold to ride the Tuono to work.

 -Dan

You're turning into a Chornbe / R-Doug bike wore in training.  :bigsmile:

(I approve)
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: R Doug on November 05, 2014, 02:13:52 PM
Probably will be one of the last days I ride the Sprint to work. Have a handshake deal to sell, just need to work out logistics on transfer. Getting a little cold to ride the Tuono to work.

 -Dan

bike wore

(I approve)


I resemble that.  And, too late, he already is a fellow bike whore.


Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Dan K on November 05, 2014, 02:37:01 PM
YEp. Bike whore. Selling a perfectly good bike I love for no damn good reason other than I want another one.

My list in no way compares with you two, however.

 - Dan
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: chornbe on November 05, 2014, 02:53:01 PM
YEp. Bike whore. Selling a perfectly good bike I love for no damn good reason other than I want another one.

My list in no way compares with you two, however.

 - Dan

I've got the itch, but thankfully, no money with which to scratch it, so that helps. It actually does help to say "Yeah, but I can't afford it, so...."

The itch goes away a while.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Dan K on November 05, 2014, 05:17:35 PM
I have a not so secret 'secret account" used as a bike fund. When I get enough saved to add to the proceeds from a sale and be able to upgrade, bike gets posted for sale. Actually kept the Sprint an extra year, and used the money saved for track days this time around.

System works for me, and I don't use chunks of family cash when buying/registering new bikes. Very limited sources for that 'secret account.'

 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: satchmo on November 08, 2014, 05:37:43 PM
I had the pleasure of riding pillion on a turbo XX this evening.  We backed it down once we hit 115mph - on the way to Walmart.  Weeee! 

Nothing like the high-pitched whir of a finely tuned turbo.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: 2RR2NV on November 09, 2014, 10:14:34 AM
I hope to ride today, but it depends on the Boss. I do have to "winterize" her bike soonest. sooo, that means I have to ride it to make sure everything is working before storing.  muhahahahahaha

which means, maybe I can sneak away on the Hulk for a bit too. and No, I'm NOT winterizing the Hulk. screw that. My bike is always ready to go. I could have missed too many riding days over the years. 70 degrees in Jan?  Uh... YEAH!  I'm going riding!


on a sidenote,  it's supposed to snow tonight through Monday.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: rgbeard on November 09, 2014, 10:50:19 AM
Not sayin'.  Just sayin'.

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on November 09, 2014, 11:17:32 AM
Time to add Mexico and SD to region 6.   ;D
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Post by: Cookie on November 09, 2014, 12:44:15 PM
All your regions are belong to us!!!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on November 09, 2014, 01:02:57 PM
Everyone wants to be R6!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: 2RR2NV on November 09, 2014, 01:56:27 PM
Everyone wants to be on an R6!

FTFY.  LOL
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on November 09, 2014, 02:07:14 PM
I'm happy with my Region, TYVM  8)


Linky (http://dantesdame.com/main/short-winter-ride-vosges/) to today's short ride. It was cold. I need to install the Gerbing's power cable on the new bike  :-\
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on November 11, 2014, 02:49:08 PM
Yup.  I needed an oil filter for the tractor.



63° out so I may have gotten lost on the way home.   :naughty:



Having said that, the battery won't go over 12.3 volts.  I suppose I should order a new one before needing to use the heated gear.
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Post by: mxvet57 on November 11, 2014, 06:12:43 PM
:



Having said that, the battery won't go over 12.3 volts.  I suppose I should order a new one before needing to use the heated gear.

Is this motor running or not?
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Post by: Cablebandit on November 11, 2014, 06:44:36 PM
Not
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Post by: Skee on November 23, 2014, 06:37:59 PM
Couldn't really post this in PA Rides since most of it was in Jersey.

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Post by: marc11 on November 23, 2014, 07:15:44 PM
Couldn't really post this in PA Rides since most of it was in Jersey.

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Hawks Nest?
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Post by: Skee on November 23, 2014, 09:05:36 PM

Hawks Nest?

It's a unique stretch; nowhere else looks quite like it.
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Post by: sodapop6620 on November 26, 2014, 11:40:18 AM
I'm thinking its rte 97 in NY.
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Post by: Skee on November 26, 2014, 12:44:29 PM
Yes, it is Hawk's...Oh, I get it.  Nevermind :facepalm:

It sure won't look like that today.  Prolly just as empty though!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: 2RR2NV on January 25, 2015, 05:12:05 PM
Yep. wife said I could head out for a nice ride. muhhaahhaa which worked to my advantage in many ways.  Since our Anniversary is coming up this week, we are going up to Deadwood to celebrate after I get back from the mines. Well, I wouldn't have any time to get her something before heading out. So, going for a short ride let me spend some time at Kay Jewelers buying that special gift. Woot! Mission success! we are GTG for Friday!  awwww yeah!!!

Scot "Z"
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Post by: Skee on January 25, 2015, 05:51:04 PM
I'd like to have seen the expression on the sales person's face.
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Post by: 2RR2NV on January 26, 2015, 09:37:20 PM
It would be pretty normal. She's used to me and my purchases. She loves helping out to  surprise my wife. she's also trying to make up for one of her salespeople screwing up the surprise my wife had planned for me for Xmas. Wife was pissed that the store called me instead of her.
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Post by: Skee on April 18, 2015, 02:48:36 PM
Revival - drunken post #678 - Yes, I'm hoime now.  I found out 2 3  things.

I like whiskey. :facepalm:

The PR4s n the Connie do not like tar snakes.  They're like freaken speed bumps.  I swear I can feel the elevation change when I cross them through a corner.  Could be because I was running higher tire pressures.  Tried running both front and rear at 42 based on JJ's advice.  Bike turns in surprisingly quicker.  Must keep this in mind on 311.

I now understand what the professional reviewers mean about the linked brakes biting when you step on the rear after the front has been applied.  Was overtaking a left-lane parade of big - I mean they were big - I mean the Riders were big - and their bikes - on the 309 expressway.  When the lead rider does a fist pump - I thought he was signalling single file; he meant change lanes - and the big red (no helmet - that's how I her hair was red) just crosses into my lane without checking her mirrors.

You cannot practice emergency stops.  I was actually started out trying to do that earlier today on some empty highway.  Emergency stops are something you cannot simulate.  I got a good taste of it when big red head slipped across the lane in front of me.  She was even more surprised than I was. 

I was feathering the front and clamped on the rear.  No choice - recipe for disaster!!! The Connie handled admirably although it bucked a bit.  TG for ABS.  There may have not been whol;e lotta skill involved. 

I slipped outside as she crossed inside and rolled the throttle to the stop. Won't be seeing those folks again.   

That is all.
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Post by: Cablebandit on April 18, 2015, 04:39:27 PM
Nope, new battery was dead. 
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Post by: mxvet57 on April 18, 2015, 05:49:35 PM
Nope, new battery was dead.


Apparently if it was dead it wasn't new.
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Post by: malbojah on April 18, 2015, 07:39:31 PM
Felt like shit past couple of days (first cold in almost a year), then 2:30 comes around and I suddenly feel awesome. Took the scoot out to do some light Wally World shopping.
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Post by: R Doug on April 19, 2015, 04:13:46 AM
Revival - drunken post #678 - Yes, I'm hoime now.  I found out 2 3  things.

I like whiskey. :facepalm:

The PR4s n the Connie do not like tar snakes.  They're like freaken speed bumps.  I swear I can feel the elevation change when I cross them through a corner.  Could be because I was running higher tire pressures.  Tried running both front and rear at 42 based on JJ's advice.  Bike turns in surprisingly quicker.  Must keep this in mind on 311.

I now understand what the professional reviewers mean about the linked brakes biting when you step on the rear after the front has been applied.  Was overtaking a left-lane parade of big - I mean they were big - I mean the Riders were big - and their bikes - on the 309 expressway.  When the lead rider does a fist pump - I thought he was signalling single file; he meant change lanes - and the big red (no helmet - that's how I her hair was red) just crosses into my lane without checking her mirrors.

You cannot practice emergency stops.  I was actually started out trying to do that earlier today on some empty highway.  Emergency stops are something you cannot simulate.  I got a good taste of it when big red head slipped across the lane in front of me.  She was even more surprised than I was. 

I was feathering the front and clamped on the rear.  No choice - recipe for disaster!!! The Connie handled admirably although it bucked a bit.  TG for ABS.  There may have not been whol;e lotta skill involved. 

I slipped outside as she crossed inside and rolled the throttle to the stop. Won't be seeing those folks again.   

That is all.

So, did the whiskey flow to calm the nerves or to celebrate missing big red?

(was it OK that I laughed out loud reading this?)
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: chornbe on April 19, 2015, 05:06:04 AM
I rode Liz's bike around the block last night to make sure it's good to go after checking the tires, chain (lube), etc., after a Winter hiatus. That's it. Today, I hope to clock some miles on mine.

Yesterday I had my daughter with me all day, and she's a few weeks post-concussion (collision and crash during her basketball game). So, instead, we did all our running around in the convertible, sans first gear and all. :)
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Post by: Skee on April 19, 2015, 08:38:29 AM


So, did the whiskey flow to calm the nerves or to celebrate missing big red?

(was it OK that I laughed out loud reading this?)

For sure. Makers & honey did a good job of bluring that mental image. 

I was just out having fun.   160 Miles to Find coffee shop, Where I ordered a Coke after seeing their equipment.  Did stumble on a great little piece of road.  Had me thinking about Region 4 coffee rides.

It was just so ironic that I was deliberately trying to get the back to bite so I would know what to expect and couldn't make it happen.  (it wasn't as aweful as the reviewers made it sound.)
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Post by: sodapop6620 on April 19, 2015, 12:54:04 PM
Heading the long way home from the Norton gathering.
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Post by: mxvet57 on April 19, 2015, 05:05:07 PM
Yes I did but in region 4.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: malbojah on May 09, 2015, 06:31:46 PM
Fuck yeah I did...

(Looking into MA from NY)
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New bridge that cut a 25 miles detour back to 50 feet
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Post by: Cookie on May 09, 2015, 06:57:04 PM
Where is the shot looking into Ma?
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Post by: Cookie on May 09, 2015, 06:58:35 PM
and yes I did.
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Post by: PatM on May 09, 2015, 07:07:47 PM
Did too. It looked like rain but didn't. We would have missed a nice day if we didn't.
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Post by: malbojah on May 09, 2015, 10:41:34 PM
Where is the shot looking into Ma?

Top of Rt 2 @ MA / NY border
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Post by: Cookie on May 10, 2015, 03:26:04 AM
Ah.
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Post by: malbojah on May 20, 2015, 09:36:06 PM
I found a tank!

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Post by: malbojah on May 21, 2015, 02:10:06 PM
I also found out the the state police @ my local barracks are using unmarked Ford Fusions.  :-[
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Post by: Cookie on May 21, 2015, 02:40:32 PM
I rode yesterday but just got to this today. I did the dead relatives tour. It was a year ago that my sister passed and her ashes are at an undisclosed location in my hometown.

I go at least once a year to visit my dads grave.


Coffee on the way since I gambled on it warming up sooner,
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At this point I was thinking that a KLR would be nice, I just wrote some road names on a piece of paper and followed that. About five miles was like this,
http://youtu.be/uZOso3XplGE



The undisclosed location,
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Dads,
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Reno's Drive In on the way home,
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It was a gorgeous three hour trek there for about a hundred and forty miles and a very unpleasant return trip of the same on mostly highway. Almost got killed in Springfield Ma. when I stopped for gas.

(o\_!_/o)

Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: maddjack on May 24, 2015, 05:45:01 PM
I rode, all day in SE Ohio.Little traffic ubertwistys  :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :bigsmile:
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Post by: Stormcrow on September 08, 2015, 09:17:48 AM
Not today - but I did get out for a 120 mile jaunt on Sunday...

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Lunch at the Lake Side Grill, southern end of Owasco Lake...

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The waitress commented "You don't look like a biker. You look more like an astronaut." After a hearty laugh, I told her she is not the first to tell me that, although usually the term "filthy" comes along with the term "astronaut". Then added  "I actually do look like a biker. What I don't look like is a pirate."  ;)
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Post by: Stormcrow on October 10, 2015, 10:42:29 PM
The window of opportunity opened, and I leaped. Put in a 400 + mile loop through the Adirondacks.

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Fall is, without a doubt, my favorite time of year to ride....

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Relaxing with a generously poured bourbon (Larceny - I hope R Doug approves) Life is good.  ;)
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Post by: garry on October 11, 2015, 05:44:17 PM
Amazing weekend in WV/VA. Ride report to follow...
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Post by: sodapop6620 on October 20, 2015, 08:02:49 PM
Been out the last 2 days after work finding new and fun roads within 20 miles of the house.
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Post by: st2sam on October 21, 2015, 04:51:28 PM
Duh.
I sure did, it was 75* here today.
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No that's not a quarry, it's a dam.

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Post by: mxvet57 on October 21, 2015, 11:04:51 PM
A ride to the quarry?
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Post by: Max Wedge on October 22, 2015, 07:00:17 AM
Dam thing must be workin. Looks pretty dry.
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Post by: st2sam on October 22, 2015, 07:42:01 AM
A ride to the quarry?

 :headscratch:
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Post by: mxvet57 on October 22, 2015, 10:00:22 AM
A ride to the quarry?

 :headscratch:


My bad. I didn't read far enough.
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Post by: Cablebandit on October 31, 2015, 03:07:55 PM
Cold and gray today but managed to get a couple hundred miles in....mostly on pavement.

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Post by: viffergyrl on October 31, 2015, 04:44:06 PM
Yup. Highway 33 to the NFS Ozena fire station and back. 80* today.
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Post by: maddjack on November 02, 2015, 01:45:22 PM
Yes I Rode  and yesterday too, makes up some for a bike-less October
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Post by: chornbe on November 02, 2015, 03:14:38 PM
Was gonna ride to work today; battery was not up to the task of starting the bike. Seems I toasted the regulator... because Honda.
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Post by: thatguy on November 06, 2015, 03:58:17 PM
Yes.
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Post by: ChrisFZ1 on November 07, 2015, 08:50:10 PM
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Post by: ChrisFZ1 on November 07, 2015, 08:50:23 PM
dp
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Post by: sodapop6620 on November 20, 2015, 08:27:30 PM
Got out for an hour and a half and only saw 5 deer that wanted to jump in front of me, luckily they were all in the same place and decided not to venture into the road.
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Post by: mxvet57 on November 20, 2015, 09:05:46 PM
I did. 38° out.   No deer wanted to jump out in front of me but a lot of cars did.  :mad:
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Post by: thatguy on November 23, 2015, 10:47:25 PM
Yeah. Filled the bike up. Went by the bank. Ran down to Keyser and grabbed a couple of cigars.
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Post by: SLK50 on November 24, 2015, 09:16:33 AM
I refused to acknowledge that riding season is over.
Rode to work today. Got snowed on. A lot. Sigh.
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Post by: Cablebandit on November 24, 2015, 09:33:11 AM
I was a little shocked to see the snow covered deck this morning.
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Post by: Max Wedge on November 24, 2015, 10:22:56 AM
I refused to acknowledge that riding season is over.
Rode to work today. Got snowed on. A lot. Sigh.

I doff my chapeau to you, sir. I got 12" while at home, but if this melts off a little, I may ride on Thanksgiving.
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Post by: thatguy on November 27, 2015, 05:07:01 PM
Uhyup I did.
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Post by: st2sam on December 15, 2015, 04:31:57 PM
Uhyup I did.

Yep, on Dec. 15th no less. :thumbsup:
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Not really, temps in the low 40's and very windy.

Saw a ton of these today.
My favorite sign.
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Had to run a slower pace than normal, cold damp roads in certain areas. I'm not going to complain, riding in mid December around here doesn't happen often.

Can't beat the reservoir area of NY..
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Merry Christmas...

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Post by: Stormcrow on December 24, 2015, 09:53:34 PM
Hell yeah! Who'da thunk it would be possible on December 24th in Sunny Central New York?

The route...

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Celebrated Christmas by flirting with the ton...

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Merry Christmas, one and all...

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Post by: thatguy on December 25, 2015, 10:53:07 AM
Thinking about it. It's gonna rain so I just need to decide if I really wanna.
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Post by: DrD on December 25, 2015, 02:37:18 PM
Yes.  Got rained on, but the bike was dirty.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Post by: chornbe on December 25, 2015, 07:52:08 PM
Rode around the block after putting on the eBay rim and new tire.
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Post by: ixxion on December 27, 2015, 06:31:45 AM
Rode to work on Christmas (well, Christmas Eve into Christmas).  Does that count?
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Post by: malbojah on December 29, 2015, 08:17:41 AM
Took both the bikes out for a spin on Xmas. Wake up today to an inch of snow on the ground which is quickly turning to rain. Calling for mid 40's tomorrow. Will probably put in for my custom DMV plate.

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Post by: thatguy on December 31, 2015, 05:31:58 PM
yep. Ran down to Keyser for a couple cigars and took the long way home. Headed out 'round noontime tomorrow as well.
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Post by: slayman on January 01, 2016, 01:44:51 PM
Yep.  372, 74, 425, 624 west side of the Susquehanna river for part of a 100 mile loop.
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Post by: Skee on January 01, 2016, 04:27:11 PM
I made it all the way from Hatfield to Quakertown yesterday on back roads without having to put a foot down.  An unusually good ride.
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Post by: thatguy on January 01, 2016, 11:27:55 PM
Had the roads pretty much to myself today. 120 miles or so. Didn't see one other bike either.  :o
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Post by: Skee on January 19, 2016, 05:59:36 PM
I saw one - in my rear view mirror -  that's how I know it wasn't you.   

It was 16 F.  Too cold for me to even want to go outside the garage.
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Post by: mxvet57 on January 19, 2016, 07:40:30 PM


It was 16 F.  Too cold for me to even want to go outside the garage.

It was 16° here and 70° in the garage.
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Post by: Skee on January 21, 2016, 11:27:16 AM
If your garage wasn't so warm you wouldn't have to go out and ride to cool off.
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Post by: smoker on June 24, 2016, 07:57:35 PM
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Post by: Cablebandit on June 25, 2016, 07:47:56 AM
I bought myself a Stich for my birthday so I've been riding everyday trying to break it in.   8)

I was looking forward to the monsoon rains on Thursday but they ended up going to our south. :(
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Post by: thatguy on June 25, 2016, 07:21:20 PM
Yep.............188 miles round trip to work and home.
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Post by: sodapop6620 on July 07, 2016, 10:59:08 AM
About 390 miles from williamsburg va to home. Only 30 or so of that on the highway.

Today i will be on the trials bike sweating like a pig.
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Post by: radon222 on August 26, 2016, 11:41:49 AM
Yuppers. Rode Dolly Sods this morning with a bunch of Harley's and Goldwings.  Not to bad, we only lost one muffler :-)

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Post by: Mr. Whippy on August 26, 2016, 11:57:01 AM
Heck yes!  This hot weather means sticky sticky tires.  Why waste that?
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Post by: Cablebandit on September 19, 2016, 03:09:52 PM
All suited up, hit the garage door and it opened to a deluge of rain this morning.  Oh well, my gloves got a little moist but I arrived at work bone dry.

Thanks Stich!
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Post by: Virginian on September 20, 2016, 12:47:33 PM
Out running errands today. Stopped for a photo at the local train station.
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Post by: Cablebandit on September 21, 2016, 03:35:11 PM
Nice and crisp this morning.  The afternoon did feel like the last day of summer though.
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Post by: radon222 on September 21, 2016, 03:53:21 PM
Nope.  No riding around here today.  Julia made her slow crawl up her and dumped almost a foot of rain.  Lots of road closures and schools were closed.  My wife left early this morning to go pick up the grandkids in here Maxima, but quickly turned around and grabbed the Tundra to get through the flooded streets.

The part the really sucks is it looks like we lost the pool liner to groundwater buildup behind it.   :-[
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Post by: Cablebandit on September 21, 2016, 03:59:23 PM
Kind of ironic that the pool liner was destroyed by water.
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Post by: Virginian on September 21, 2016, 08:56:17 PM
Rode to Canton, OH to see the NFL Hall of Fame today. Not many pics but I'll post some in the KTM thread when I get time.
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Post by: Cablebandit on September 22, 2016, 04:44:38 AM
Rode to work.  Now I'm just sitting here waiting for someone else to hit my bike in the parking lot.
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Post by: slayman on September 22, 2016, 06:36:13 AM
Lovely ride to work this morning. Except for the detour around the chip seal on one of my favorite back roads. And a few folks progressing at a rate slower than I'd prefer.
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Post by: Stripes on September 22, 2016, 08:00:05 AM
NFL Hall of Fame

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: chornbe on September 22, 2016, 08:41:54 AM
Did you ride today?


I did. What a beautiful day.

(crappy cell pic zoomed way in through a window, across the parking lot)

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Post by: Cablebandit on September 28, 2016, 07:23:53 AM
Just a short hop to check out some charging stuff.

I ran across this gem though.

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Post by: Virginian on September 29, 2016, 02:00:32 PM
A short trip in the rain today.
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Post by: Cablebandit on October 23, 2016, 04:43:38 PM
Got out today for a few hundred miles with the Super Secret, Double Probation, Local STOners Facebook group.
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Post by: slayman on October 23, 2016, 06:34:23 PM
Got out today for a few hundred miles with the Super Secret, Double Probation, Local STOners Facebook group.
shhhhh
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Post by: Skee on October 29, 2016, 03:17:53 PM
Got out today for maybe 250 - miles not CCs - first time since ESTN. Felt so good; it was like learning to ride all over again. Been so long.  Great weather. Only one stinken bug on my visor all day.

Took my Wee because the Connie is still in the shop.  Luggage locks are on back order.   Went back to the pothole that caused this.  No surprise it was twice as far getting there as it was getting home with a bent rim. Almost stopped for lunch, just kept riding.  i guess you could say they fixed the potholes on 339. Shitty PennDpT pavbing job. 3 feet wide strips with half inch rise running crossways across the lane and every which way nice geometric patter but at least there are no depp holes.  Bourbon whiskey is good
http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=3763.msg123623#msg123623 (http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=3763.msg123623#msg123623)

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Post by: oilhed on October 31, 2016, 08:21:10 AM
Super Secret, Double Probation, Local STOners Facebook group.

He man women haters club?

https://youtu.be/wBIC8JTQMMQ
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Post by: Cablebandit on November 01, 2016, 06:42:55 AM
Twas a crisp 28 this morning.  It was cold enough to steal two psi from each tire.

Maybe that's a clue that it may be time to pull that magic cord out from under the seat.
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Post by: SailorJack on November 01, 2016, 08:03:38 AM
My riding today consisted of my 56 mile ride in to work which I'll reverse on the way home tonight.  Not very exciting.

I did manage roughly 500 miles on Saturday though.  Great twisty roads in WV and achieved a goal I've been working towards all summer but couldn't manage the free time until the temps were in the 30's. Oh well.

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Post by: Mustang on November 01, 2016, 10:14:22 AM
ride to work , chilly, but only had to go 13 miles! :)
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Post by: Cablebandit on November 01, 2016, 03:08:35 PM
Time to change that avatar.   :pokestick:
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Post by: Dan K on November 01, 2016, 04:46:59 PM
I did not! But only because I needed to take the mini van (which has a trailer hitch) to pick up the trailer from storage so I can grease the bearings (or have Stanimal do it for me) and prepare it for the drive to Barber!!!!!!!

Too bad - is a beautiful day today...

- Dan
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Post by: Mustang on November 02, 2016, 12:40:30 PM
Time to change that avatar.   :pokestick:

I know.
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Post by: smoker on November 02, 2016, 01:35:43 PM
At least you got it a little dirty before trading it.  :augie:
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Post by: Cablebandit on November 02, 2016, 06:01:07 PM
30s this morning and 70s this afternoon.  What a great day.
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Post by: Mustang on November 02, 2016, 07:30:46 PM
there, now my picture is correct.
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Post by: slayman on November 02, 2016, 07:37:43 PM
there, now my picture is correct.
Well, that looks more appropriate for the short way from Hyner View to Rt 44. Nice ride
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Post by: Virginian on November 07, 2016, 10:56:32 AM
My riding today consisted of my 56 mile ride in to work which I'll reverse on the way home tonight.  Not very exciting.

I did manage roughly 500 miles on Saturday though.  Great twisty roads in WV and achieved a goal I've been working towards all summer but couldn't manage the free time until the temps were in the 30's. Oh well.

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Post by: Virginian on December 27, 2016, 07:22:38 PM
Scooter trash rode 100 miles today. 60+ F degrees on 12/27, crazy weather!
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Post by: Black Hills on December 28, 2016, 08:37:42 AM
Unfortunately stuck working due to an ice storm over Christmas. this is my view for the next few days:
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Post by: radon222 on January 01, 2017, 03:16:21 PM
Started a bit drizzly/rainy and 45 ° but eventually cleared out and warmed up the mid-fifties.   Got in 280 miles of southern Virginia back roads out to Blackstone VA for the annual New Year's Day ride with some of the  local Beemer trash.

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Post by: slayman on January 01, 2017, 08:29:06 PM
A nice little river route ride to start the year:
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Post by: Cablebandit on February 18, 2017, 03:34:50 PM
Twas a very nice day for a ride today.
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Post by: smoker on February 20, 2017, 04:53:38 AM
https://youtu.be/PkjRy5sN_r4
PR4's suck on slime.
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Post by: slayman on February 20, 2017, 07:20:58 AM
^ PR4's ?

And yes I did
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Post by: Max Wedge on February 20, 2017, 10:23:48 AM
https://youtu.be/PkjRy5sN_r4
PR4's suck on slime.

What a parade? All the traffic!
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Post by: smoker on February 20, 2017, 11:08:30 AM
^ PR4's ?

Yes.

What a parade? All the traffic!

Right? I had less traffic on the pavement in this video shot earlier yesterday.
https://youtu.be/KuxyLpeuoz0
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Post by: Cablebandit on February 22, 2017, 06:49:50 AM
60's all week and a forecast of 70 on Friday.

Oddly enough there are no other bikes in the lot.
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Post by: oilhed on February 23, 2017, 06:37:46 PM
Today:
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Post by: oilhed on February 23, 2017, 06:38:47 PM
Last Saturday
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Post by: Max Wedge on February 24, 2017, 10:30:33 AM
Last Saturday
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Post by: Cablebandit on February 24, 2017, 01:47:50 PM
Too hot. :twofinger:
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Post by: Cookie on February 24, 2017, 01:49:19 PM
One arm.
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Post by: Mr. Whippy on February 24, 2017, 01:59:07 PM
60's all week and a forecast of 70 on Friday.

Oddly enough there are no other bikes in the lot.

You're in the wrong lot.  There's a Triumph parked in my lot. :)
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Post by: oilhed on February 25, 2017, 02:03:10 PM
Yup!   Running from the rain clouds

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Post by: Cablebandit on February 25, 2017, 02:46:19 PM
Well how about that.  I didn't even know the topbox was removable on those things.
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Post by: oilhed on February 25, 2017, 05:23:49 PM
Well how about that.  I didn't even know the topbox was removable on those things.


Not only is it, it's incredibly easy and looks finished without it.  BMW needed to spread the word.
The bike is so much more nimble without it.  F6Bish & K1600Bish long before anyone cared.

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Post by: radon222 on March 05, 2017, 01:38:41 PM
Just some local riding today ~150 miles.  But Damn, we went from 80 deg last weekend to riding with Blinky this week :-(
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Post by: radon222 on March 25, 2017, 06:58:03 AM
59 deg leaving the house this morning at 7am.  Sunny and clear. Looking forward to a spirited ride up VA rte 14 towards Fredericksburg and Morton's Open House.
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Post by: smoker on April 02, 2017, 07:32:52 PM
Yup. Got this rare picture of a Slayman in it's natural habitat...
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Post by: slayman on April 02, 2017, 09:05:18 PM
Yup. Got this rare picture of a Slayman in it's natural habitat...
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Dang paparazzi
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Post by: bungie4 on April 03, 2017, 09:06:56 AM
Got my first ride in of they year on the trail bike yesterday.

FJR is still in storage. The snow blower and a pile of tote boxes are barring access to it.  This weekend for sure. I've got to have it out and prepped for the first ride of the year down to SEO first weekend of May.
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Post by: smoker on April 09, 2017, 08:37:39 AM
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Yesterday's ride was 325 miles total. Around 75 gravel. Some nasty jeep trails. Dropped it 3 times. Third time I tweaked my back. I was having so much fun that I forgot to take pictures until I got home.
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Post by: Virginian on April 11, 2017, 02:04:07 PM
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Went out for lunch today.
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Post by: Virginian on April 14, 2017, 02:47:48 PM
Put 150 miles on the bike today.
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Post by: viffergyrl on April 14, 2017, 03:37:19 PM
Ridin' vs. wrenchin'. What's not to love?
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Post by: Virginian on April 14, 2017, 03:45:29 PM
Ridin' vs. wrenchin'. What's not to love?

 8)
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Post by: smoker on April 15, 2017, 11:16:45 AM
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Post by: Virginian on April 15, 2017, 12:09:45 PM
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Post by: radon222 on April 15, 2017, 03:25:49 PM
Got in a couple hundred miles and burned a half tank of gas on the North Carolina back roads.  Stopped for lunch in Murfreesboro.
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Post by: Cookie on April 15, 2017, 03:52:26 PM
Another week and I should be able to venture farther than a few miles from home. Still not a whole lot of strength in my left arm.
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Post by: Virginian on April 15, 2017, 05:50:11 PM
Another week and I should be able to venture farther than a few miles from home. Still not a whole lot of strength in my left arm.

That's great news!  8)
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Post by: Skee on April 16, 2017, 10:37:54 AM
Shakedown ride to Hawk's Nest.  Not the one in WV!  It was closed for roadwork.  So I took the Wee up on Skyline Drive.  Not that one either!

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Stopped here on the way home.  Rates are reasonable.  But they don't do motorcycles.  Just can't make this stuff up.

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Post by: smoker on April 16, 2017, 01:50:54 PM
Did some more off pavement practicing today.
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Post by: Virginian on April 28, 2017, 03:40:39 PM
Scooted up to the doc to donate blood.
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Post by: chornbe on April 29, 2017, 05:38:06 AM
(yesterday)
Rode the 5 miles up to work to grab the old laptop (got a new one the other day and have been setting it up). Ended up spending the whole day in the office. WHO DOES THAT? WHEN DOES THE BURNING STOP??

Rode home after, then went to a police fund raising food truck event up the street.
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Post by: Cablebandit on May 04, 2017, 03:04:12 PM
I think it has rained on every commute this week.


Gotta get ready for the Spring Meet.
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Post by: Virginian on May 04, 2017, 05:10:33 PM
Ran out to get lunch at the marina. The clouds were coming in fast and looking at the weather, goodnight there's a hug mass headed our way.
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Post by: Cablebandit on May 05, 2017, 05:53:15 AM
I pulled out the heated gear pigtails again to get ready to leave for the Spring Meet.
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Post by: Cablebandit on May 06, 2017, 04:19:10 PM
I rode. I got wet. I dried off.  I got wet again.  Now I'm done riding.
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Post by: Cablebandit on May 07, 2017, 04:00:14 PM
A windy and chilly ride today.  After getting home it looks like my front tire may actually need replacing before the rear.  It feels that way on the road as well.
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Post by: Cablebandit on May 08, 2017, 08:49:10 AM
Twas a frosty start this morning.  Hopefully the ride home will be a little warmer.  At least the sun is out today.
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Post by: Cablebandit on May 09, 2017, 03:09:45 PM
Rode in today and one of my co-workers was nice enough to let me know I have a headlight out. 
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Post by: chornbe on May 09, 2017, 03:31:10 PM
Rode in today and one of my co-workers was nice enough to let me know I have a headlight out.

My ol' CBR was designed that way and I had to argue with the guy getting it inspected. Like, I had to find the owner's manual online on his computer, and show him the PDF.  :baldy:
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Post by: oilhed on May 09, 2017, 05:41:41 PM
I did. A nice loop up to the state line then across the river and back home.
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Post by: oilhed on May 09, 2017, 05:58:33 PM
Ugh!   I did it, again. 
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Post by: Virginian on May 09, 2017, 07:43:59 PM
I was out scooting running some errands. Stopped for a coffee in Mineral. Saw this keychain in there.
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Post by: st2sam on May 12, 2017, 06:33:15 PM
Yes I did.

It was a fun day, and boy did I need the therapy...
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Post by: Cablebandit on May 12, 2017, 06:41:04 PM
Just to and from work today.  I left my fleece at work so I fired up the heated jacket for the ride in.  The new headlights worked great.
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Post by: Cablebandit on May 15, 2017, 03:01:29 PM
It's that time of year when its kind of chilly in the morning and kind of hot in the afternoon.  Still commuting everyday though.   :thumbsup:
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Post by: radon222 on May 15, 2017, 03:55:09 PM
After spending the majority of the weekend in the car driving to and from CT for my parents 50th Anniversary and Mother's day,  I did get to for a little ride this morning.  Headed to Avalon NJ for a week of beach work.  Tried to take the Lewes, DE - Cape May Ferry but I got there at the wrong time and was going to have a 2.5 hr wait for the next boat.  So i had to ride the long way round. All on the clock  8)
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Post by: oilhed on June 02, 2017, 07:54:33 AM
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Post by: oilhed on June 02, 2017, 01:37:24 PM
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Beauty day in NW CT & W. Mass.
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Post by: Cablebandit on June 04, 2017, 03:42:43 PM
Looks dry.  You must have stayed south.
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Post by: radon222 on June 11, 2017, 01:11:34 PM
Not big mileage but something a little different.  This weekend I did Moto escort for two Triathlons in Jamestown VA.  With a Race Official riding pillion, we cruised up and down the cycling course monitoring for various infractions.

The hardest part was the bike course was held in open traffic.  So avoiding the race riders and on-coming passing other race riders was fun at times.
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Post by: Virginian on June 11, 2017, 01:24:55 PM
Good to see folks riding!
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Post by: thatguy on June 11, 2017, 01:41:46 PM
Honestly I haven't had a tagged bike running since the Tuono shit the bed last fall. I do ride all the time though due to being a Harley technician.  ;)
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Post by: Virginian on June 11, 2017, 03:06:33 PM
I was lucky enough to get 200 miles on the scoot today.
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Post by: Skee on June 11, 2017, 07:31:37 PM
I miss phototag.  Took a short ride into central Jersey.

Crossed this neat old bridge on Horseshoe Bend Rd.  Check out the supporting arch. 

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The arch did not appear to run parallel to the modern road.  The approach is not equally wide on both sides.  Here's the view from the other side.

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Somehow I always seem to find a covered bridge, even when I'm not expecting it.  Green Sergeant Covered Bridge over the Wickecheoke Creek

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I was looking for the infamous Bruce Springsteen statue at the Nassau St. Gulf.  I pulled in aside the station and found the old one.

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The new one was hiding out front. 

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Not like Bruce to hide.  There he is. 

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Got home & drank half-gallon of freshly made lemonade my wife had waiting for me.  She's good like that.  Yeesh it was hot!
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Post by: chornbe on June 12, 2017, 08:18:49 AM
Finally got some honest to goodness on the road time on the bike this weekend. Was heading up to Westfield to visit with my uncle Ted and aunt Charlene; Ted is in the final throes of cancer, and Ted & Charlene were much like a second set of parents to me for most of my childhood and teen years. Great, wonderful people with big hearts, great minds, and more love than anyone has a right to ask.

I left home at about 6:30am Saturday, took a wandering, meandering route up through the Lancaster area, and found 120, 44, 287, 249, 49, 349, and arrived in Westfield at about 1:30 or so, after two stops - one for breakfast, one for gas. It's nice having a humungous gas tank and good MPG. Visited, did some chores, had dinner, caught up, talked and talked and talked, laughed and cried. Ted had degraded a bit from my last visit, two weeks ago. He's not long for this world, and I still Fucking Hate Cancer (r) (tm) (c). :(

Woke up and had morning tea, made a plan for another visit soon, and what I could take up for them - including a small window air conditioner. There's nothing these people could ask of me that I wouldn't give or do, and they're not the type to ask; I have to pry out of them what they need. :)

Got on the road around 8am, and headed out 349 to 6 and on to Galeton (where I used to live), fueled up and had breakfast in town, gathering my thoughts.

Quick note on the ride as I posted elsewhere....
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You know how your eye is drawn to a particular part of a tableau and your mind might take a moment to assemble all the pieces of what you're seeing?

As I was riding down rt 349 leaving Westfield yesterday morning, a man was leaning on a guard rail, casually holding a rifle with its butt on his hip, barrel pointing up. We've all seen that pose in a every police or war movie ever. Kind of casually standing there looking right at me.

My eyes went wide and I started figuring how quickly I could hunch down and throttle up to run, aim for him and take the crash, or get my 9mm out of the tank bag one handed.

And then...

The rest of the scene came into "focus" in my mind.

He was actually a state police officer standing there, likely waiting for game officer or something, his truck was about 30 or 40 yards further up the road and a deer was lying off the road in a field. Likely scenario, a hunter tagged it but didn't kill it, or it was hit by a car and horribly injured and needed to be put down.
Note to self: always look for the rest of the picture. And don't kamikaze a cop on your motorcycle. I feel like these are good life rules.


After breakfast I headed down 144 (which is in lovely shape and made for an amazing ride), pretty much all the way to I-80. I then made the choice to head East to Danville rather than West to Clearfield and on to Denny's. Instead, I went to Danville and had lunch at the Old Forge Brewing Company where I enjoyed a short pour of their Overbite IPA and a quesadilla, and got a growler of their Eleven black ale to bring home for Liz.

After that I took a meandering route East and South, eventually finding 125 up over the hills and all the down, eventually finding 895, over further East, and getting home around 6 or so, I think. I paid almost no attention to the clock the whole weekend, made very few stops, took very few pictures, but goodness, did I enjoy so much riding and head clearing. It's been far too long since I had some non-commute riding time. I think I ended the weekend close on to 800 miles.

Some overlook on 144
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The view from my uncle's front step in Westfield
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Because 144
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This sign always makes me laugh
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Pano from the overlook
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Title: Did you ride today?
Post by: Stripes on June 12, 2017, 10:22:18 AM
Cool
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Post by: oilhed on June 14, 2017, 06:11:35 PM
Yup.  Hot !

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Post by: Cablebandit on June 15, 2017, 08:53:51 AM
It's a workday, so yup.  Maybe get out for a pleasure ride this weekend.
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Post by: Cablebandit on June 26, 2017, 02:35:35 PM
Low 40's on the ride in today, but it was delightful on the way home.
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Post by: Cablebandit on June 27, 2017, 08:48:52 AM
High 40s and rain this morning.  I think it stopped just about the time I got in the door.

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Post by: chornbe on June 27, 2017, 09:13:13 AM
Riding to work for me usually means... not. #workathomelife
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Post by: st2sam on June 30, 2017, 06:47:53 AM
Yesterday afternoon.

The NE. corner of PA..


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Post by: st2sam on June 30, 2017, 06:55:24 AM


 :twofinger: Potofukit!
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Post by: chornbe on June 30, 2017, 07:33:20 AM
I moved the bike back about 2 feet in the garage to get to a box I needed, now I'm back at my desk. My commute is rough.
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Post by: st2sam on June 30, 2017, 01:22:58 PM
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More of yesterdays ride.


Six hrs. later. Thank you Fotofukit. :(
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Post by: Cablebandit on July 02, 2017, 07:44:48 PM
Eaked out a little over 500 miles today.  I got wet, then I dried off.  Now I'm sleepy.
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Post by: oilhed on July 03, 2017, 08:27:54 AM
375 miles Saturday and 250 miles Sunday.  From Connecticut I rode through the Catskills on a zig zag course hitting five of the big NYC reserviors.  Spent the night in Norwich, NY then came back home.
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Post by: st2sam on July 04, 2017, 04:58:15 PM
220mi. in perfect weather! :bigok:
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Post by: Cablebandit on July 07, 2017, 03:19:07 PM
Got a free bike wash on the way to work and the way home.  Bonus!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Mustang on July 07, 2017, 08:41:19 PM
i rode to the lake and got a little rain!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Slides on August 07, 2017, 03:17:01 PM
Shil and I had a good weekend riding in the St. Clairsville, OH area. A good mix of twisties, gravel and dirt. Need to spend more time down there.

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on August 07, 2017, 04:25:30 PM
Rode to work....it rained.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: mxvet57 on August 07, 2017, 09:29:35 PM
Rode it again today. It's one of my bad habits.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: smoker on August 08, 2017, 08:27:47 AM
https://youtu.be/ZHJFsCpNpKU
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on August 08, 2017, 08:37:42 AM
Rode it again today. It's one of my bad habits.

Same here....no rain today.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Slides on August 08, 2017, 08:46:46 AM
https://youtu.be/ZHJFsCpNpKU

Nicely done Smoker. Looks like a fun playground.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on August 09, 2017, 08:56:34 AM
45 on the ride in.  I thought about throwing on a fleece under the Stitch.  I didn't. I lived.

Some guy did flip me the bird so I must have been doing something right.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on August 09, 2017, 08:53:32 PM
Maybe if you'd ride a little faster - 45 is kinda slow - especially on a Connie.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Mustang on August 13, 2017, 02:06:58 PM
on my way to Hawk Nest ,traffic was horrible, so ended up near Lake Walenpalpack and then home, about 200 miles, great weather for a ride!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: oilhed on August 14, 2017, 07:06:39 PM
on my way to Hawk Nest ,traffic was horrible, so ended up near Lake Walenpalpack and then home, about 200 miles, great weather for a ride!

That sounds awesome!   I love N.E. PA.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on August 15, 2017, 12:29:41 PM
Should have warned you.   Hawks nest was blocked on the south side last time I was up there.  Couldn't ride through.  Had to detour around.  Which isn't a bad ride in itself if you don't follow the official detour.  Could be open by now

Glad to see you're out and riding. You probably had a better ride to the lake
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: oilhed on August 20, 2017, 04:36:18 PM
Took a ride, explored some gravel roads in a state park, got a little lost and found this park....

Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Mustang on August 20, 2017, 04:54:59 PM
Did another Sunday ride, all back roads up to Bloomsburg, and back, wandering around! No pictures Im sorry to say, but a fun day!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on August 21, 2017, 08:42:56 AM
Too hot today.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on September 05, 2017, 01:24:06 PM
I finally get to post to this thread.  Sad.

Kim and I actually rode on the road yesterday.  We did 82 whole miles.  That's about 450 once you convert that 2x4 of a seat to a real ST saddle.  We went and found an intersection and chose the unknowns.  Keep in mind this is WV so we ended up on some steep dirt roads that are actually county owned and maintained.  Well, arguably.  We also ended up hitting several dead ends and several WV private communities at the end of some of those dirt roads.  That's redneck for turn around, now, y'hear?  All in all, it was a beautiful day and we were happy to actually be on the bikes and using them for their exact intended purpose.  Pretty country out there.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: oilhed on October 04, 2017, 06:37:05 PM
Went for nice ride thru Easton, Weston, Redding, Bethel & Newtown CT. Grabbed a great meal, too!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: radon222 on February 10, 2018, 03:08:02 PM
Got a little wet, but we rode out to Valentines, VA to mail off Valentine's cards to our luvey's.

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on February 11, 2018, 09:52:53 AM
Got a little wet, but we rode out to Valentines, VA to mail off Valentine's cards to our luvey's.

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Awesome! I've never heard of Valentine's VA.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: radon222 on February 11, 2018, 09:56:54 AM
Well then here's a little history for ya... And our 30 secs of Fame.

http://www.mix981richmond.com/blogs/kat-simons/your-valentines-made-it-valentines-va (http://www.mix981richmond.com/blogs/kat-simons/your-valentines-made-it-valentines-va)
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on February 11, 2018, 10:04:16 AM
Do they have a special stamp that you can stamp your own envelopes?

I'm just curious since better than half the mail we get anymore doesn't even have a canceled stamp or postmark on it anymore.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: radon222 on February 11, 2018, 10:09:49 AM
You know what, I didn't ask but I don't think so. They do have the custom postmark shown in the video.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on February 15, 2018, 06:22:48 PM
60+ degrees when I got home. Got out for an hour today. It was nice to get back on the bike.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: radon222 on February 24, 2018, 02:24:48 PM
Well I sort of road...made it about 500ft from the driveway when a big red triangle lit up my dashboard.  So instead of enjoying this absolutely beautiful upper 70 deg weather, I got to take care of this instead.

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: oilhed on February 24, 2018, 05:22:02 PM
Took out the LT. First ride of 2018. First stop was the garage for much needed air. That rear tire was SOFT!  That’s weird. Then took back roads to the BMW dealer. Drooled over two new bikes. Maybe this year!  Then stopped for some BBQ and headed home. Started to rain and my highway shortcut turned into a parking lot. So I got to ride thru the capital city streets on a huge bike in the rain!  Good times.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: zer0netgain on February 25, 2018, 07:42:35 AM
Does straddling the bike as I move it from the basement back into the garage count?
Title: Did you ride today?
Post by: Stripes on February 25, 2018, 08:50:49 AM
Does straddling the bike as I move it from the basement back into the garage count?

If the motorcycle was moving while you were sitting on it and your feet weren't touching the ground, then yes!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: chornbe on February 25, 2018, 09:52:52 AM
This wet, miserable, cold weather is just f'ing depressing. :(
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: zer0netgain on February 25, 2018, 12:01:40 PM
Does straddling the bike as I move it from the basement back into the garage count?

If the motorcycle was moving while you were sitting on it and your feet weren't touching the ground, then yes!

I should have known there’d be a catch in there somewhere.  :(
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: minimac on March 09, 2018, 08:50:44 AM
This wet, miserable, cold weather is just f'ing depressing. :(
I don't let wet or cold stop me. Snow ,slush, and ice does, but not cold or wet. Cold and wet might do the trick, too.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on March 09, 2018, 09:03:13 AM
I rode yesterday - does that count?

You guys seem to have a problem with cold and wet and snow, so here are some pictures to remind you of what its like to ride in better conditions  8)

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Anyway, nothing too interesting, but not bad for an hour or so on the bike  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on March 09, 2018, 09:17:19 AM
Great pictures Mrs. DD!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: oilhed on March 09, 2018, 12:49:53 PM
Great pictures Mrs. DD!

Indeed!  Europe?
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on March 09, 2018, 01:42:31 PM
Great pictures Mrs. DD!

Indeed!  Europe?

Really?  Switzerland?  The Alps?  Late Winter?  Looks like some kinda fairy tale land from here.

'Scuse me now while I go finish shoveling.!;-)
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on March 09, 2018, 02:08:24 PM
Hehe. Yes, that's Europe. Technically Germany. Right about here:

https://goo.gl/maps/qbWLq5tmT4y (https://goo.gl/maps/qbWLq5tmT4y)
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: st2sam on March 09, 2018, 02:27:06 PM
Great pictures Mrs. DD!

Indeed!  Europe?
Looks like some kinda fairy tale land from here.

+1
Where the hell is all the trash on the sides of the road?
No piles of salt - cinders, no POTHOLES?

I say photo shop!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Offcenter on March 09, 2018, 03:51:47 PM
Did I ride today???
Surely you jest!
There's nearly two feet of snow on the ground out there
and the roads are covered in salt and sand!!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on March 09, 2018, 05:56:18 PM
I rode a bit today, no snow today but a bit chilly.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on March 09, 2018, 05:56:37 PM
Did I ride today???
Surely you jest!
There's nearly two feet of snow on the ground out there
and the roads are covered in salt and sand!!

Welcome to St.o!

Eric
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Offcenter on March 14, 2018, 07:08:57 PM
Thanks Eric.
I've been reading here for quite some time, but
I haven't had a lot to add to the conversations.
So I've just been hiding in the corner and
keeping quiet.  ;D
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: chornbe on March 14, 2018, 07:25:05 PM
Quote
Did you ride today?

No.  :cry:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on April 23, 2018, 12:03:02 PM
My coffee maker bit the bullet so I'm out running errands to pick up a new one. Stopped by Starbucks to get a cup of joe. Yes spring is finally here!  :smoking:
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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: jimmy on April 23, 2018, 02:46:43 PM
Hey, first you get asked to leave a National Park.  Now you are flaunting photos of you parked in a No Parking Zone.

You're a Bad Ass
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: coho on April 23, 2018, 03:04:54 PM
Hey, first you get asked to leave a National Park.  Now you are flaunting photos of you parked in a No Parking Zone.

You're a Bad Ass

If you're gonna go around doing that sort of thing you need to trade that Yammie for a BMW scooter. ;)
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on April 23, 2018, 03:16:49 PM
Hey, first you get asked to leave a National Park.  Now you are flaunting photos of you parked in a No Parking Zone.

You're a Bad Ass

Damn skippy I am!  :gdog:

Hey, first you get asked to leave a National Park.  Now you are flaunting photos of you parked in a No Parking Zone.

You're a Bad Ass

If you're gonna go around doing that sort of thing you need to trade that Yammie for a BMW scooter. ;)

LMAO! Yep  8)
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: oilhed on April 24, 2018, 03:07:36 PM
First time in two months!  Feels good.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on April 27, 2018, 08:18:51 AM
First time in two months!  Feels good.

Right on!

Swung by Morton's
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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: st2sam on April 28, 2018, 06:00:19 PM
I sure did, heat wave, hit 65F*...
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Not a whole lotta miles, about 100mi..
The roads are still very dirty in my area, so a slow pace, but still fun.

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Hit 24,000mi. today, decided I'll ride this Goldwing Extra Light another year.  I'm think'in it should last at least another year or two...  :bigsmile:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on April 28, 2018, 07:05:00 PM
I sure did, heat wave, hit 65F*...
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Not a whole lotta miles, about 100mi..
The roads are still very dirty in my area, so a slow pace, but still fun.

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Hit 24,000mi. today, decided I'll ride this Goldwing Extra Light another year.  I'm think'in it should last at least another year or two...  :bigsmile:

 :bigok:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on April 28, 2018, 07:14:42 PM
Went out to lunch with Philbilly, only about 150 miles on a perfect day.
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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: oilhed on April 28, 2018, 10:59:16 PM
A little over a hundred miles. Gotta hot dog for lunch. Then stopped at the Guzzi dealer. Passed on the demo ride. I know what that leads to!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: RBEmerson on April 29, 2018, 08:22:55 PM
I got out for about three hours this afternoon. The route included PA32, AKA River Road, along the Delaware. It's been about a year since I was there last. 25 MPH signs have popped up everywhere, the overall limit is now 40. Worse, any of the roads associated with PA32 are similarly marked.

"Back in the day" it was a fun road. That was my last ride there unless I have to be there.  :-\
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on May 17, 2018, 11:53:31 AM
Switched my work hours for the summer to 4-10s with Fridays off.  As a result, the Mrs and I don't ride in together any longer.  So for the past two weeks it's either been riding home in the rain or riding in in the rain.  ;)

Hopefully the shitty weather pattern takes a turn for the better soon.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: jimmy on May 17, 2018, 01:25:13 PM
Now book every Monday off as vacation!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on May 17, 2018, 04:12:47 PM
New gig so vacation is a little scarce for a month or two.  Of course next weekend will be a 4 day weekend for this guy.   ;D
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cookie on May 17, 2018, 05:24:31 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on June 23, 2018, 08:43:49 AM
I got out yesterday for the first time since The Virginian's meet.  (Are you old enough to remember that show?  I consider myself fortunate that I can remember that meet!  Not enough Jägerbombs I guess.)  Not an unbearable hiatus considering we spent 3 weeks in Germany.  Was a near perfect day for riding, overcast, dry & 70F. 

Found some new roads.  Never know what you are going to see.

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on June 23, 2018, 10:02:42 PM
I got out yesterday for the first time since The Virginian's meet.  (Are you old enough to remember that show?  I consider myself fortunate that I can remember that meet!  Not enough Jägerbombs I guess.)  Not an unbearable hiatus considering we spent 3 weeks in Germany.  Was a near perfect day for riding, overcast, dry & 70F. 

Found some new roads.  Never know what you are going to see.

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 :bigok: Come on back for a spell!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: maddjack on June 24, 2018, 03:22:28 PM
Yes I did and stayed dry for most of it, on the return leg my new bike and I were blessed with holy water from the sky in copious amounts by the riding Gods. :twofinger:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: garry on June 24, 2018, 03:48:34 PM
I got the 1190 out for a couple hours. I've spent the last couple weekends working all day (crisis at work). 40 hours OT in the last 9 days. Unpaid of course. I saw a dry window and went for a little mixed surface rip. Good time.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: chornbe on June 24, 2018, 09:16:19 PM
Just test rode things after doing some upgrades, repairs, and maintenance.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on July 03, 2018, 05:01:01 AM
I got out yesterday for the first time since The Virginian's meet.  (Are you old enough to remember that show?  I consider myself fortunate that I can remember that meet!  Not enough Jägerbombs I guess.)  Not an unbearable hiatus considering we spent 3 weeks in Germany.  Was a near perfect day for riding, overcast, dry & 70F. 

Found some new roads.  Never know what you are going to see.

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Where is this?
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: oilhed on July 03, 2018, 08:10:28 AM
First time in a couple of weeks (I was away)
Took the GS again, twice in a row!
Even tho it's up for sale, I couldn't help myself
Mid 90's when I left, mid 80's just before sunset
Hit the NY line for a legit diner supper
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on July 03, 2018, 12:23:57 PM
Went to run errands today with a heat index of 106*F, an hour and a half later I was zapped and ran back home to the AC.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on July 04, 2018, 08:25:44 PM
I got out yesterday for the first time since The Virginian's meet.  (Are you old enough to remember that show?  I consider myself fortunate that I can remember that meet!  Not enough Jägerbombs I guess.)  Not an unbearable hiatus considering we spent 3 weeks in Germany.  Was a near perfect day for riding, overcast, dry & 70F. 

Found some new roads.  Never know what you are going to see.

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Where is this?

Not somewhere on another continent.  On Cassel Rd where it crosses the turnpike near Coopersburg across the road from here https://goo.gl/maps/fBivJfiD1KR2
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: bungie4 on July 05, 2018, 06:54:40 AM
Went to run errands today with a heat index of 106*F, an hour and a half later I was zapped and ran back home to the AC.

Similar, I haven't been on the bike since last Friday. Its just be to damn hot for a pleasure ride. Took it out last night with the heat index bouncing around 100F.  90 minutes and was done.  It's just no fun riding in a hair dryer.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: oilhed on July 05, 2018, 03:10:14 PM
5 hrs., 88-92 deg. F., 165 mile loop thru CT & RI.
Not horrible but not as much fun as it shoulda been.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: slayman on July 08, 2018, 08:18:28 PM
Just  113 miles, Mr and Mrs Slayman and Mr and Mrs Smoker. Lower Susquehanna River Loop, Collinsville Diner and Oregon Dairy. No pics, of course, but a very nice ride.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on July 08, 2018, 11:35:42 PM
Friends visiting from Chicago and we hit up Skyline Drive on a beautiful day.
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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: maddjack on July 27, 2018, 03:05:07 PM
Yes I did , and I got hit by the only rain cloud in 25 miles. LOL happy birthday to me , in the rain.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: oilhed on November 01, 2018, 07:08:04 PM
So rode once in Sept. Once again in Oct. Nov. 1st makes it three.  Pathetic!  69 deg. at 3:30. Cooled off fast. 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: minimac on November 03, 2018, 08:15:11 AM
 Mrs. Mini is working 75 miles away and having to stay there, so I've been riding every other day to visit, rain or shine. There hasn't been much shine lately, but I'd rather ride than drive.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on November 04, 2018, 07:16:33 AM
Demo rode a kawi Versys 1K. Not bad but really different than the dr650.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on November 07, 2018, 03:20:56 PM
The sport-touring Tundra is in for it's annual state-sponsored extortion (inspection)  So I'm riding in today and tomorrow and testing out the heated gear.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on November 08, 2018, 06:39:52 AM
27 on the way in this morning.  Might be time to swap windshields for the season.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: chornbe on November 08, 2018, 02:25:07 PM
The sport-touring Tundra is in for it's annual state-sponsored extortion (inspection)  So I'm riding in today and tomorrow and testing out the heated gear.

People whine about PA's inspection. I used to be an inspection and general mechanic in PA, back in the day. If I want a used car, I'm going to PA. Maryland and Delaware are just complete jokes for safety. PA might have its share of bribery-taking shops, but largely, PA has the safest used cars around.

You couldn't GIVE me a used car from Maryland, and if it's from Delaware, it damned well better be $500 or like 2 years old.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Cablebandit on November 16, 2018, 10:19:16 AM
We ended up with 11" of the white stuff here overnight with a nice layer of sleet about halfway through it. 

No riding today.  On the upside, i didn't  have a heart attack while shoveling. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on November 16, 2018, 05:09:54 PM
Tune up planned for the snowblower. Added rubber fins to the second stage the other week. Getting the ZRX back on the road tonight.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: minimac on November 19, 2018, 10:26:07 AM
Snow is mostly gone, roads are clean and dry, the sun's out, and the temp is above freezing-I'm riding! ;):smiley_thumb:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on January 01, 2019, 12:54:42 PM
63*F today, 1st ride of the year.
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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: jimmy on January 01, 2019, 12:58:57 PM
^^^ Nice!  The snowflakes make it a "winter helmet".
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on January 01, 2019, 01:08:58 PM
^^^ Nice!  The snowflakes make it a "winter helmet".

Yeah, I'm kind of geeky about seasonal helmets. lol
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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: radon222 on January 01, 2019, 02:58:28 PM
It was nearly 70 deg in southern VA.  Logged 183 miles for some burgers in Kilmarnock.  The restaurant was formerly known as Northern Neck Burgers. But they're try to franchise and have changed the name to No Nonsense Burgers

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on January 01, 2019, 03:50:36 PM
It was nearly 70 deg in southern VA.  Logged 183 miles for some burgers in Kilmarnock.  The restaurant was formerly known as Northern Neck Burgers. But they're try to franchise and have changed the name to No Nonsense Burgers

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At the Tappahannock bridge?
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: radon222 on January 01, 2019, 03:53:58 PM
The Tappahanock location was their second store.  This one, the original is in downtown  Kilmarnock.

NN BURGER - Kilmarnock
62 Irvington Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
(804) 577-4400
https://maps.app.goo.gl/X1o8v

Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on January 01, 2019, 07:40:02 PM
The Tappahanock location was their second store.  This one, the original is in downtown  Kilmarnock.

NN BURGER - Kilmarnock
62 Irvington Rd, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
(804) 577-4400
https://maps.app.goo.gl/X1o8v

I pass by it many times going hunting in Heathsville. I'll have to give them a try. Thanks!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: minimac on January 01, 2019, 07:55:14 PM
Got the first ride of the year in today. It got up to 37*. It was just a quick ride into town to pick up some take out to help the New Years recovery.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Bryan.VFR on January 02, 2019, 07:18:48 AM

Yeah, I'm kind of geeky about seasonal helmets. lol
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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Bounce on January 02, 2019, 10:02:43 AM
Wouldn't recommend riding here today. Freezing and rainy.

Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on January 02, 2019, 06:45:31 PM
Picked up a bike the Saturday before Christmas and have 700 miles on it already. Christmas day was a little cold. Other than that i didn't ride 2 days except for work days. Had to make room for the new bike and it rained.

Hopefully this year will be a little drier.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on January 08, 2019, 11:57:39 AM
Picked up a bike the Saturday before Christmas and have 700 miles on it already. Christmas day was a little cold. Other than that i didn't ride 2 days except for work days. Had to make room for the new bike and it rained.

Hopefully this year will be a little drier.

Congratulations!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Virginian on January 08, 2019, 11:59:09 AM
Will ride for fried chicken in January!
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Post by: Virginian on January 27, 2019, 02:10:45 PM
40*F today and snuck in a couple hours ride as we have super cold temps coming next week. I keep telling myself spring will roughly be here in 90 days. I hope everyone is getting out a little here and there.
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Post by: BuckeyeRider on January 27, 2019, 03:46:48 PM
70 and sunny here in S TX. I did a Melke run on the bike to the local HEB for some supplies and rode around town a little. I'll spare you any pics...

I usually take the bike into the store at least 3 times a week. There's only so much you can stuff in a backpack at a time, and the RV has a fairly small fridge. So far, I've only had to get all bundled up twice to survive the trip.
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Post by: Virginian on February 01, 2019, 04:49:19 PM
Even though it freezing outside today next Tuesday is supposed to hit 68*F. Let's ride!
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Post by: Virginian on February 03, 2019, 01:15:06 PM
57*F and managed to put 220 miles on the bike.
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Post by: chornbe on February 03, 2019, 02:08:22 PM
That's some kinda badass looking.
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Post by: radon222 on February 09, 2019, 03:14:43 PM
230 miles with my buddy Blinky the Snowflake to go drop off Valentines Cards at the Valentines, VA Post-Office

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Post by: Virginian on February 10, 2019, 10:01:23 AM
Right on Radon!
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Post by: Cablebandit on March 15, 2019, 03:12:09 PM
Managed to get out on a short 50-60 miles loop today.  What a nice March day.
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Post by: garry on March 15, 2019, 05:18:24 PM
I did!!! Just got back from my first "proper" ride on the Super Duke (5 months since the accident). Took the afternoon off and did a quick blast down through the Laurel Highlands into WV and back. Four hours / 180 miles. The leg didn't complain. The butt didn't complain. I could have done without the traffic and wind, but the sunshine and blue skies were awesome. Great views with super clear air. Chicken strips are still huge. Between the dirty roads and not having my mojo back yet, the pegs were in no danger of touching down. But I still had a great afternoon.
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Post by: Skee on March 24, 2019, 04:10:22 PM
Short loop around White's Mill and Swamp Creek.  This bike is so much better suited for PA backroad gravel & potholes.

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Post by: maddjack on March 27, 2019, 06:46:23 PM
Short loop around White's Mill and Swamp Creek.  This bike is so much better suited for PA backroad gravel & potholes.

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I agree,I have had mine on semi paved goat paths in ,Pa ,Ohio ,and West By God Virginia.It just eats it up.
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Post by: Virginian on March 31, 2019, 12:30:23 PM
I managed to ride 300 miles today. It really does recharge my soul.
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Post by: Cablebandit on March 31, 2019, 04:40:47 PM
Nice flowers.  I was out yesterday and it snowing lightly right now.
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Post by: bungie4 on March 31, 2019, 08:30:53 PM
I'm sure not an hd guy, but if i had to ride one, it'd be a Wide Glide with a flat bar.
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Post by: Virginian on April 01, 2019, 10:06:15 AM
I'm sure not an hd guy, but if i had to ride one, it'd be a Wide Glide with a flat bar.

Thanks for that.  :bigok:
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Post by: Virginian on April 06, 2019, 03:29:03 PM
Grabbing photo tags today.
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Post by: garry on April 06, 2019, 06:49:36 PM
400 mile day. My first legit long day (9 hours) and my first legit twisty fix. Headed out to southeast OH and hit the usual suspects. Roads are generally in fine shape with the exception of 255. It's an un-rideable dirty bombed out mess. Stay away. Slowly getting more comfortable on the bike. Today was the first extended bit of technical riding for me and it went pretty well. No pics. The trees will be blooming in a few weeks and make for some nice photos. Things are still just kinda brown and drab out there right now.
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Post by: radon222 on April 08, 2019, 07:25:40 AM
Got about 350 miles in a dreary day Saturday.  We rode to Morton's annual Spring open house.   Jeff Massey cut way back this year.  Hardly any vendors, no lunch provided and attendance was way down.   Bummer.

Sunday got 50 miles in to the monthly breakfast meeting,  but had to get home afterwards to take care of a few things that I didn't do on Saturday...refer to the non-moto thread for more info.
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Post by: sodapop6620 on April 14, 2019, 04:07:07 AM
Was out yesterday for the adv spring ride. Got home ate dinner and went to bed.
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Post by: rocketbunny on April 15, 2019, 08:48:11 AM
Made it out for a quick 100 miles yesterday, despite the afternoon drizzle. Highlights - a covered bridge, yellow flowers (daffodils and forsythia) everywhere, and backroads winding around old stone farmhouses.

I had to swerve to avoid a possum on it's back on the side of the road. The quick glance I had time for didn't show any injuries. I'm still pondering whether it was roadkill or not.
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Post by: Virginian on April 16, 2019, 05:07:58 PM
Grabb'n a couple tags today! Woohoo! Spring is here.
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Post by: maddjack on April 18, 2019, 02:26:38 PM
Yep, got off my dead ass and rode, and got rained on on RT356 on the way home,WTF?
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Post by: garry on April 19, 2019, 03:51:39 PM
Yep, got off my dead ass and rode, and got rained on on RT356 on the way home,WTF?

Yeah, I know. Me too. It was supposed to be cloudy with <5% of rain all afternoon. And it rained pretty hard too, not just a shower. I guess I needed to get that out of the way at some point on the road to getting my mojo back. I was tip-toeing through the corners.
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Post by: st2sam on April 20, 2019, 06:45:29 PM
I did, if only for a few hours and about 100mi..
It rained most of the day.

The sun came out about supper time, I headed to my favorite area.

Love the North East corner of PA..
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Post by: slayman on April 20, 2019, 09:15:05 PM
A bit, 70 miles around eastern Lancaster County.
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Post by: smoker on April 21, 2019, 12:07:07 PM
Just a few miles with Slayman today
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Post by: Virginian on April 21, 2019, 02:35:05 PM
300 miles today.
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Post by: maddjack on April 22, 2019, 01:53:50 PM
Yes I did , a very nice 60 mile local loop after my daily workout.
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Post by: maddjack on May 01, 2019, 02:42:10 PM
I rode the 8's,(Garry knows) , was fun with almost no traffic
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Post by: smoker on May 03, 2019, 04:41:42 PM
Got Mrs. Smoker out on the new bike for a couple of hours today.
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Post by: Virginian on May 03, 2019, 06:26:39 PM
Got Mrs. Smoker out on the new bike for a couple of hours today.

 8)
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Post by: maddjack on May 07, 2019, 07:17:53 PM
I made a burger run to Clearfield.
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Post by: Skee on May 19, 2019, 07:53:31 PM
2 Ways to look at it ... I rode a measly 175 miles today ... and doubled the mileage on my bike.

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Post by: maddjack on May 21, 2019, 02:09:35 PM
Went out this morning and in truth it was a cold MOFO,40's,warmed to upper 50"s but tws a tad chilliy . No big ride just over a buck, ,relaxing on some of the roads tucked in west of me that are worth while
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Post by: Cablebandit on May 21, 2019, 02:49:03 PM
Yeah Jack, I know you are jealous that I was a tad frozen riding to WORK this morning.   :pokestick:
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Post by: maddjack on May 21, 2019, 06:08:22 PM
Work??? Whats that?
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Post by: Cablebandit on May 21, 2019, 06:10:18 PM
It's what us good slaves do to feed the senior welfare system.


Should be a little warmer ride in tomorrow.   ;D
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Post by: Cablebandit on May 22, 2019, 05:14:05 AM

Should be a little warmer ride in tomorrow.   ;D


Well that couldn't have been further from the truth.  Brrr.
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Post by: slayman on May 22, 2019, 06:15:46 AM

Should be a little warmer ride in tomorrow.   ;D


Well that couldn't have been further from the truth.  Brrr.
Quite true
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Post by: maddjack on May 22, 2019, 07:24:21 AM
It is supposed to be warmer today,but it's grey ,49 ,and crappy.Threat of bad storms later.Guess Friday is my next ride,will see when I wake up that day.Its nice being retired,have the whole week to pick from  ( lol rubbing it in ) .
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Post by: maddjack on May 24, 2019, 02:59:53 PM
Took a ride to SE Ohio today , roads were empty,gee how awful.... I also broke in my brandy new IXS RX4 gloves, gotta say these were a find and a half, high end gloves from Sportbike track gear. They are a full gauntlet,could be used as track day or racing gloves, yet is the most comfortable pair I have owned in years right out of the box. best of all I bought them at closeout price of 100 bucks for a 250 glove.I never hear of the brand till a few years ago, big in Europe, and just starting to make inroads here.I ate at the regular Mexican restaurant  in Marietta for lunch. that is all :twofinger:
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Post by: satchmo on May 26, 2019, 08:48:34 PM
While it may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, I had the opportunity to take my first 100+ mile solo ride on my new bigger bike today.  Woot. 

I didn't crash, hit any forest rats (deer) or get caught out in the severe thunderstorm which blasted through my riding area this afternoon.  Double woot.
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Post by: Cablebandit on May 27, 2019, 08:24:30 AM
Sounds like a win to me.
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Post by: smoker on May 27, 2019, 09:36:17 AM
Not today but mrs. Smoker and I had a great trip down the parkway and dragon area last week.
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Post by: st2sam on June 02, 2019, 10:23:11 AM
This morning.
Checked radar, good to go early, home just in time.
 Started to rain when I pulled into the garage.

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Post by: Cablebandit on June 03, 2019, 04:55:47 AM
Chilly ride in this morning (37). 

I noticed I was getting pretty low on fuel. So, I plan to make productive use of my time today at the office and plan a route to a Sheetz for this afternoon.   :D
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Post by: Cablebandit on June 04, 2019, 05:49:49 AM
Luckily I found a Sheetz on the way home.  It was even colder this morning so I sure didn't want to stop.
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Post by: maddjack on June 04, 2019, 08:08:12 PM
Hit some Ohio again today more of the mid eastern part ,Rt9 rt173, and the usual suspects running back off the big river no further south than Stubinville.
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Post by: Skee on June 23, 2019, 01:33:23 PM
Rode a loop around Lake Harmony & Brass Castle Rd over in Jerzey.  First time our-of-state on my new Versys.  CR519 is closed above Milford but the detour is fun most of the way.
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Post by: radon222 on June 24, 2019, 01:37:40 PM
Teaching in an in-house training class for the guys in our Wilmington NC office for the week.  Took the opportunity to ride the bike down.   Nothing to interesting but I guess I was gathering wool and missed where Rte 17 takes a left in Williamston and stayed on 64  almost all the way to Rocky Mount.   

  The good part was from there I ended up taking country roads I've never ridden before to work my back down to Wilmington.
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Post by: sodapop6620 on June 25, 2019, 06:50:43 PM
Been hitting Maryland lately. West of rt 15. Some really nice roads.
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Post by: maddjack on June 28, 2019, 02:49:18 PM
I stayed in Pa yesterday and today, but it was still good. Only one tar and chip road on the the ride and I had to use it to go to my motorcycle inspection station.
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Post by: st2sam on July 13, 2019, 09:40:35 AM
I did, on some of NE. Pa's. finest.  :thumbsup:

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Post by: Eh2zed on July 14, 2019, 07:30:39 PM
No. But I sat on someone else's bike today and I liked it.
So I bought it.☺
It's a 2008 CBF1000A. Apparently it's not sold in the USA.
Anyone want a US BMW? It's an R1100S with a non functioning rear brake (unless it can be fixed)
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Post by: maddjack on July 15, 2019, 04:31:46 PM
Congrats on the bike.
And yes I rode,SE Ohio. And it was Good.
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Post by: mr.awesome on July 15, 2019, 07:33:23 PM
No. But I sat on someone else's bike today and I liked it.
So I bought it.☺
It's a 2008 CBF1000A. Apparently it's not sold in the USA.
Anyone want a US BMW? It's an R1100S with a non functioning rear brake (unless it can be fixed)

Sweet Honda! I have never heard of that model. Looks like Hondas take on a bandit. What are the particulars on the BMW?  R11S has been one of my favorite looking beemers.
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Post by: st2sam on July 17, 2019, 01:45:38 AM
I did, on some of NE. Pa's finest.  :thumbsup:

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Post by: Eh2zed on July 18, 2019, 10:23:00 AM
No
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Post by: maddjack on July 18, 2019, 07:30:06 PM
Shouldn't that post be in the bikes for sale area not here?
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Post by: Eh2zed on July 18, 2019, 07:41:50 PM
Yep. Still having finger/button issues. Wrong location. 
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Post by: maddjack on July 19, 2019, 02:22:21 PM
Yep. Still having finger/button issues. Wrong location.
I do the same thing all the time,on the phone and the Kindle,I gotts fat little fingers.
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Post by: Eh2zed on July 20, 2019, 04:10:40 AM
My issue isn't fingers. It's figuring. These new fangled gadgets won the war. I surrendered so now I'm just guessing my way through life. I'm lucky my posts even end up on this site. For all I know I'm telling things to a billion Chinese on a sewing website and autocorrect is changing my inputs so they make sense to someone.
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Post by: maddjack on July 20, 2019, 05:59:12 PM
My issue isn't fingers. It's figuring. These new fangled gadgets won the war. I surrendered so now I'm just guessing my way through life. I'm lucky my posts even end up on this site. For all I know I'm telling things to a billion Chinese on a sewing website and autocorrect is changing my inputs so they make sense to someone.
. LOL ,I figure the NSA will direct my posts to the correct forum.
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Post by: sodapop6620 on July 20, 2019, 06:30:47 PM
Was out for a couple of hundred miles today. It wasn't too bad with the 50+mph breeze.

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Post by: Eh2zed on July 21, 2019, 06:54:45 PM
New bike so HELL YES.  500.5 kms     Now I remember why I've been riding since 1967. It's a blast.
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Post by: maddjack on July 26, 2019, 01:51:23 PM
Took a hundred mile ride to stir up the oil , and changed it soon as I arrived home.
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Post by: st2sam on July 26, 2019, 03:52:02 PM
I did and it was a perfect day. (almost 250mi.)

Lots of dirt roads for some unknown reason? :shrug:

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Post by: Eh2zed on July 31, 2019, 05:43:54 PM
Yep. Yarmouth to Digby Nova Scotia then down to Lower West Pubnico and back to Yarmouth
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Post by: Skee on August 01, 2019, 05:05:20 PM
Yep. Yarmouth to Digby Nova Scotia then down to Lower West Pubnico and back to Yarmouth

Did you have rappie pie or poutine for lunch?
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: coho on August 01, 2019, 05:10:48 PM
Color me extremely jealous.

Also: :needpics:
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Post by: Eh2zed on August 01, 2019, 05:53:46 PM
Did you have rappie pie or poutine for lunch?

Bought a rappie pie at Carl nation which we will eat tomorrow.
And yes. Scallops and poutine at West Head takeout in Clark's Harbour. It was worth the drive. This province is fabulous for riding. We took #3 along the coast from Yarmouth to Cape Sable island then back. Tomorrow we're moving the toy hauler to Five Islands which is on the Bay of Fundy. The highest tides in the world are there. 52 FEET !
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Post by: Skee on August 01, 2019, 07:15:39 PM
Color me extremely jealous.


+1
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Post by: sodapop6620 on August 01, 2019, 09:22:35 PM
Found some nice roads north of 325.
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Post by: Eh2zed on August 04, 2019, 08:33:46 PM
Rode from Five Islands to Advocate. The locals call that route the mini Cabot Trail. It was a survival contest with crazy sharp turns. I bottomed the suspension 3 times. Unfortunately the pavement was crap. But it was worth it.
Oh and yes....more scallops...
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Post by: viffergyrl on August 04, 2019, 09:09:28 PM

Oh and yes....more scallops...

That is not unreasonable.
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Post by: Skee on August 05, 2019, 05:20:10 PM
So the Five Islands?  I didn’t see them in the bay on the map.  Is that because they’re only visible at low tide, or because they’re only islands at high tide? 
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Post by: Eh2zed on August 06, 2019, 08:19:25 AM
All Five Islands are visible at high tide.
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Post by: Eh2zed on August 06, 2019, 08:24:51 AM
I just checked and today the tide is 46.6 feet.
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Post by: Eh2zed on August 06, 2019, 08:54:02 AM
Here it is about an hour before low tide
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Post by: Skee on August 06, 2019, 05:39:24 PM
So the Bay of Fundy empties out because the rivers run backwards up there, Eh?
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Post by: Eh2zed on August 06, 2019, 06:54:59 PM
The Bay of Fundy empties because the CIA turns on the magnetometer that's hidden in the ocean near Boston. That's why the Red Sox and Bruins SUCK !
Pass it on...
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Post by: radon222 on August 07, 2019, 08:05:09 AM
In all seriousness, Bay of Fundy is on my bucket list just to see the tidal swing.  I've spent a career tracking water surface levels while doing bathymetric surveys through the tidal cycle.  I still can't fathom trying to survey while literally falling 46 ft  :o
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Post by: Eh2zed on August 07, 2019, 04:04:13 PM
Fathom. I love the word "fathom". It conjures up images of the days of sailing ships when men were men and not wimps like me. We just spent 2 weeks riding around various parts of Nova Scotia and stopped in to several maritime museums. The raw courage of those mariners is staggering. And if you like studying the sea then Parrsboro is a site you can't miss. We watched the tide turn this afternoon and within minutes we could see a difference.  In the bay the water runs in so quickly that a marathon runner wouldn't be able to keep up with the speed of the incoming tide.
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Post by: maddjack on August 09, 2019, 03:10:11 PM
From todays ride
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Post by: garry on August 10, 2019, 09:50:13 AM
I took the 530 (er 570) out for the afternoon and did a mix of back roads and dirt roads. The leg felt surprisingly normal going from sitting to standing and I wasn't favoring it while standing. Good day on the bike. Time to kick it up a notch and do an all-day dual sport riding down into WV and back.
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Post by: Skee on August 11, 2019, 10:15:55 AM
About 250 butt-conditioning shakedown miles yesterday. 

Stopped for lunch at the Erie Hotel

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In honor of the 50th, I broke a long-standing convention and drank a Woodstock IPA.
The burgers at this place are great.  Here is your obligatory food photo.  We ate everything not shown. 

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The bar is a real throwback to the day's of steam power.
There are no STO'ners at the bar, just in case you were wondering.

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Destination was that short stretch of twistie-bliss known as Hawk's Nest, although it resembled PoPo Perch.
However, long stretches of the roads there and back were virtually devoid of traffic. 
And unlike much of PA, road surfaces were clean in good condition.  Awesome cruising.

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I love the way my Versys handles :inlove:

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Post by: sodapop6620 on August 17, 2019, 08:02:30 AM
Out in western Pa.

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Post by: thatguy on August 19, 2019, 05:01:55 PM
Rode my Tuono for the first time in over 2 years today. Tags are expired so it was a short jaunt up and down the road I live on to be sure everything worked as expected. It does. Damn I forgot how fast that thing is. Tags tomorrow and we'll be riding this week.
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Post by: jimmy on August 19, 2019, 05:14:31 PM
 :clap:
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Post by: Eh2zed on August 19, 2019, 07:51:19 PM
Yep. Did about 150 kms to get some stainless bolts to attach the GPS and the Stebel to the Biffer. Then to a new Honda dealer to order a neutral switch. They had a Tracer GT on the showroom floor. Man that thing looks sweet.
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Post by: maddjack on August 29, 2019, 06:27:59 PM
Yes I did and now its been every day since last Thursday. Oh the huge manatee.😅
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Post by: Skee on September 14, 2019, 07:48:23 PM
About 60 miles r/t to Martins Classic Ride-In

 We un-classics parked in the lower lot.  Larger turn-out than I expected considering how overcast it was.

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Most unusual bike with HD logo on the left sidecase.  I don't know if Harley actually made a big single, or if this was a one-off custom.

It’s a Harley Davidson Sprint SX350 (https://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-american-motorcycles/harley-davidson-sx350-zmmz1306zbea) from what I can tell.

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Post by: sodapop6620 on September 15, 2019, 05:34:16 AM
That bike looks like a trials bike with a different seat.


I totally forgot about the ride in yesterday. Thanks for taking some pictures.
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Post by: Skee on September 15, 2019, 07:53:48 AM
Oh, I’m thinking there were many trials riding it, but it was no trials bike. 
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Post by: thatguy on September 15, 2019, 10:25:55 AM
Not yet but finish up this coffee shower up and we're outta here. 0 chance rain and 83*F I ain't sitting around.
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Post by: sodapop6620 on September 16, 2019, 06:35:25 PM
Sunday ride
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Post by: maddjack on September 20, 2019, 02:44:19 PM
Oh yeah , it was beautiful out. Did a loop in Pa,saw a ton of Amish buggy's and road some freshly paved roads north and a bit east of me. Very satisfying way to scuff in the new PR4's. 8)
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Post by: chornbe on September 20, 2019, 03:15:51 PM
I rode to the post office. I figure I should finish out office hours completing this contract, and looking for a new day job. :\
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Post by: maddjack on October 29, 2019, 03:31:57 PM
Yeah did a ride in Pa. Here is a photo to blow Sams phone up again LOL
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Post by: st2sam on October 30, 2019, 04:51:26 PM
Yeah did a ride in Pa. Here is a photo to blow Sams phone up again LOL

Mary Mother of God Jack! Ya launched my desy top with that puppy! :lol:

On a sadder note.
 I'm think'in, riding without heated gear in the NE. corner of our great Commonwealth, is over...
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Post by: Skee on November 09, 2019, 04:17:29 PM
A quick 50 miles today in 37F sunny weather.  Filled the tank and added stabilizer for the winter.
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Post by: Eh2zed on November 10, 2019, 04:44:06 PM
Yep. From the barn into the trailer for a distance of at least 250’. That’s it for 2019.
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Post by: garry on November 10, 2019, 05:46:33 PM
I got out for the afternoon today (Sunday). Rode the WV panhandle then back north to WashPa and home. 230 miles. Nice enough day with plenty of sun and low 50s. I'll take it. Got home in seriously fading daylight, so I didn't leave any miles on the table as it were.
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Post by: sodapop6620 on November 11, 2019, 08:25:02 PM
I sandbagged over the weekend but got out for a 100 miles today. Bounced around northern Lancaster county and southern Berks county.

It was a blast!
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Post by: smoker on January 26, 2020, 01:55:27 PM
Quick river route to scrub in the new tires.
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Post by: sodapop6620 on January 27, 2020, 04:51:57 AM
Did a loop around Ft Indiantown Gap yesterday. It was nice getting out.
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Post by: thatguy on January 27, 2020, 08:36:08 AM
Rode the Road King yesterday. Got snowed on. Cool under 1000 miles and it's been ridden in the snow. :D
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Post by: minimac on January 28, 2020, 08:13:33 AM
Now spend the next three weeks, shining chrome!  :)
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Post by: Skee on January 28, 2020, 06:09:35 PM
I used to ride with a good friend who had a cruiser.   

His habit was to spend 15 minutes after each 2 or 3 hour ride detailing a section of his bike.

His bike always looked perfect.   And he never spent hours cleaning it. 

My habit after each ride was to make a Manhattan.  No regrets.
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Post by: thatguy on January 28, 2020, 09:53:16 PM
Now spend the next three weeks, shining chrome!  :)

It'll get washed but I don't own garage queens. This has over 140K miles.

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Post by: Skee on January 29, 2020, 05:38:29 PM

It'll get washed but I don't own garage queens. This has over 140K miles.

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Brings back memory of Russell Fleming Sports Touring at Its Finest ride.   

We’re you the one who rode between the 2 vans parked in the middle of 75?
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Post by: thatguy on January 29, 2020, 09:35:51 PM

It'll get washed but I don't own garage queens. This has over 140K miles.

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Brings back memory of Russell Fleming Sports Touring at Its Finest ride.   

We’re you the one who rode between the 2 vans parked in the middle of 75?

Cannot say I remember that..............but it could have been me. I used to ride all of Russell's rides. Haven't spoken to him since Martha passed. You?
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Post by: Skee on January 30, 2020, 05:35:49 PM
Nope, not me either.  Dates just haven’t lined up with my plans.  Really liked his meets.

The thing on Rt 75 happened before 2008 because I still had my FJR.   There were 2 white vans going opposite directions and the drivers stopped to talk to one another across the yellow line.  They were right on the exit of one of the switchbacks.   The rider in front of our group lane split right between them.  It was close.  I guess they recognized traffic was coming because they started moving a the gap got wider by the time I went through.  Good thing because I don’t think I would have made it otherwise.  We were all impressed by whoever that first guy was.  He wasn’t riding with our little group.  I thought I heard later it was you.  GD @sshole place to stop. 
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Post by: Cookie on January 30, 2020, 06:18:47 PM
Yup. Pretty much all day.
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Post by: radon222 on February 03, 2020, 07:31:10 AM
I finally got out and blew the cobwebs off the GSA yesterday.   Not too far, less than 150 miles but it was a good shakedown for next weekends trek out Valentines, VA to drop off cards at the Post Office.
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Post by: thatguy on February 03, 2020, 08:26:58 AM
Had to work yesterday. Brakes on the car today. Might be able to get out for a bit.
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Post by: Vulcanbill on February 03, 2020, 08:29:24 AM
Yesterday, I actually got on a motorcycle for a bit.  Took Kermit to return the redbox movies and came home the "long way" along the river.  So.  Incredibly.  Rusty.  Not a fast ride, not a particularly comfortable ride since I felt like a baby deer on ice, but it was a ride. 
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Post by: Black Hills on February 03, 2020, 08:56:54 AM
It was a lovely 70 deg. over here in SD so got out for a bit, the bikes feel so much faster when you haven't ridden them in a while.
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Post by: chornbe on February 03, 2020, 08:59:54 AM
... the bikes feel so much faster when you haven't ridden them in a while.

Troof  :inlove:
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Post by: slayman on February 03, 2020, 11:02:03 AM
Yep, but you'll have to take my word on it. Attaching pictures is not working?
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Post by: thatguy on February 03, 2020, 04:19:07 PM
Rode the Road King about 60 miles or so after putting front brakes on the WRX.





 Now the rear brakes are making funny noises dammit.    >:(
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Post by: SuperHans on February 03, 2020, 06:07:20 PM
Took the new to me bike for inspection. Road maybe 30 miles, just a short trip.

Feels good to be riding again.
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Post by: chornbe on February 03, 2020, 06:14:07 PM
I RODE TODAY I RODE TODAY!

Got a gimp plate put on.

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Post by: SuperHans on February 03, 2020, 06:19:56 PM
I met an older guy years ago with a handicap plate on his GS. He pulled right into a handicap spot, pulled out this folding cane, and hopped of the bike.

Went riding with him and he was super fast or at least I thought so at the time. Could have been more that I was a slow rider with not a lot of experience.

I had no idea you could get a handicap plate for a motorcycle until meeting him.
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Post by: garry on February 03, 2020, 06:45:55 PM
I couldn't pass up 60 degrees and sunny, so I took an extended (2 hour) lunch break and got some riding in.
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Post by: radon222 on February 06, 2020, 08:54:22 AM
A few years ago, the MD/DC area BMW club coordinated an MSF ERC course through one of its members who was an instructor.

Not all the slots were filled by BMW members and the class was opened up to the general public to fill up.  We all get there and waiting for the class to start when a kid on a crotch rocket rolls up,  stops at the curb....and flops right over.   Of course we're all thinking..Oh great its gonna be one of those....

But we go over to help him with bike,  As he is standing up, he flips up his visor, says  "I hate when that happens" while he reaches down and straightens out his prosthetic leg   :o
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Post by: Virginian on February 06, 2020, 10:46:28 AM
My scoot was ready to be picked up after a recall and it was 37* pouring rain, it sucked...
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Post by: Skee on February 06, 2020, 07:54:31 PM
At least you don’t have to shovel rain
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Post by: Virginian on February 06, 2020, 08:45:08 PM
You have a point.
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Post by: chornbe on February 06, 2020, 11:23:40 PM
At least you don’t have to shovel rain

When you think about it, a snowman melting is just dissolving into its own blood.
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Post by: Skee on February 07, 2020, 09:04:14 AM
At least you don’t have to shovel rain

When you think about it, a snowman melting is just dissolving into its own blood.

I didn't know that.  I thought it was flesh-eating bacteria.
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Post by: chornbe on February 07, 2020, 09:12:08 AM
I am not riding today. The tornado warnings, the horizontal rain, the birds hanging still in the wind because they can't go anywhere, and the copious trees falling down suggest it's best to just stay indoors today.  :facepalm:
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Post by: Skee on February 07, 2020, 05:50:47 PM
I am not riding today. The tornado warnings, the horizontal rain, the birds hanging still in the wind because they can't go anywhere, and the copious trees falling down suggest it's best to just stay indoors today.  :facepalm:

Like that day we rode with Ken from NJ over Smith bridge and ate at Buckley’s Tavern, huh?
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Post by: chornbe on February 08, 2020, 07:53:20 AM
Oh man. Noah was the only one ready for that day.
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Post by: radon222 on February 10, 2020, 07:34:56 AM
Rode on Saturday for the annual trek up to the Valentines, VA Post-office to drop off Valentines cards.   The day started out in the low 30's and Blinky the snowflake yapping at me,  but got up to the upper 40's.   Of course we weren't the only ones with the same idea.  There were a number of Cruiser groups there,  a Model A group, and the Corvette group was just rolling out when we showed up.

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Post by: chornbe on February 10, 2020, 07:37:31 AM
All those cruisers in one group is my biggest nightmare.

Not riding here this week likely. In the 50s all week but the rainfall right now is a little nuts. :(
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Post by: radon222 on February 10, 2020, 07:44:03 AM
It was a lot of cruisers, but it really was multiple groups.  Some larger, some smaller.   There were 6 bikes in the group I went up with.  But we were all Beemer trash.   ;)
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Post by: thatguy on February 10, 2020, 10:48:59 AM
All those cruisers in one group is my biggest nightmare.


Ah jesus that's a broad brush you use.
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Post by: chornbe on February 10, 2020, 11:01:21 AM
All those cruisers in one group is my biggest nightmare.


Ah jesus that's a broad brush you use.

Yeah. I've earned it.

It's *my* fucking nightmare, so I'm allowed to paint it how I want. :P  :twofinger:

I've been pulled in to far too many "big group rides" for various reasons with some of my cruiser-riding bretheren and family members. It's a damned nightmare every single time. Cruiser riders, as a group, are the worst riders I've ever seen. Horrible riding overall. And of course the cliches *all* hold true. Every single one. There's always a guy in front of me who can't stop revving his stupid barely-running straight piped piece of shit. There's always that guy who thinks that riding next to me is "how you do it, boy, on a real bike!" There's always that guy who locks up his rear wheel at every light because the front brake is evil and he can't ride. There's always that guy who think it's ok to just stop traffic, then hop back in the middle of the parade, usually at a panic because trucks are pointing at him. There's always that guy who blasts past 5 riders, then drops back. There's always that guy who rags on "that guy on that thar ninja bike".

What you call painting with a broad brush, I call 35 years of experience dealing with these yoinks. :shrug:  :bigok:  :hurl:
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Post by: Cookie on February 10, 2020, 11:15:50 AM
No matter what brush you use, it's an ugly fucking picture. And yes. I have years of experience qualifying me to judge.

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Post by: Black Hills on February 10, 2020, 11:24:16 AM
groups aren't my thing either (more than 5 is too many for me).  I do one group "charity ride" each year, My brother does the photography so I hang with him. we leave before the group, find a place along the route to shoot photos, once they go by we take our time loading up then have a "spirited ride" to catch up to them by the next stop. But , ya, not my thing at all .
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Post by: chornbe on February 10, 2020, 11:28:09 AM
I kinda maybe sorta wanna do Sturgis ONCE, just to say I did. But then I see pictures, and I change my mind for another year or three. Daytona and Ocean City have been enough of a "bike week experience" for me so far. The Honda Hoot in Pidgeon Forge I did a bunch of years back was... interesting... the year I went. That poor town was not ready for those numbers.  :eek:
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Post by: Black Hills on February 10, 2020, 11:28:51 AM
Ugh... Sturgis, more annoying every year. I have met some great people who are here for it, but most are idiots. two of my favorites are the woman who asked
 "eww, what's all over your jacket?"
"uh, bugs I guess? "
"that's disgusting, why don;t you wash it?"

and the other when I asked "how's it going"
her reply" great!! I've only dumped my bike 5 times and we've been here all week!"

uh huh, well congratulations. ???

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Post by: Black Hills on February 10, 2020, 11:30:26 AM
I kinda maybe sorta wanna do Sturgis ONCE, just to say I did. But then I see pictures, and I change my mind for another year or three. Daytona and Ocean City have been enough of a "bike week experience" for me so far. The Honda Hoot in Pidgeon Forge I did a bunch of years back was... interesting... the year I went. That poor town was not ready for those numbers.  :eek:

best part of the rally is not a soul on the trails, great week for dirtbiking. and ya, everyone should experience it once, it's a huge party.
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Post by: Vulcanbill on February 10, 2020, 01:06:55 PM
I kinda maybe sorta wanna do Sturgis ONCE, just to say I did. But then I see pictures, and I change my mind for another year or three. Daytona and Ocean City have been enough of a "bike week experience" for me so far. The Honda Hoot in Pidgeon Forge I did a bunch of years back was... interesting... the year I went. That poor town was not ready for those numbers.  :eek:

everyone should experience it once, it's a huge party.


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Post by: thatguy on February 19, 2020, 10:06:23 PM
I kinda maybe sorta wanna do Sturgis ONCE, just to say I did. But then I see pictures, and I change my mind for another year or three. Daytona and Ocean City have been enough of a "bike week experience" for me so far. The Honda Hoot in Pidgeon Forge I did a bunch of years back was... interesting... the year I went. That poor town was not ready for those numbers.  :eek:

Don't. Your whining will ruin it for everyone.
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Post by: Bounce on February 20, 2020, 08:34:41 AM
Riding today? Nope. Yesterday? Kinda sorta. Tested a pedal-assist Class3 e-bike, a class 1 with a Bosch center drive, and 1 other. Interesting. I think the draw (compared to more affordable manual bikes) would be a class 2; a class 1 with the addition of a throttle so you have a way to use it like a scooter too.
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Post by: chornbe on February 20, 2020, 10:25:10 PM
I kinda maybe sorta wanna do Sturgis ONCE, just to say I did. But then I see pictures, and I change my mind for another year or three. Daytona and Ocean City have been enough of a "bike week experience" for me so far. The Honda Hoot in Pidgeon Forge I did a bunch of years back was... interesting... the year I went. That poor town was not ready for those numbers.  :eek:

Don't. Your whining will ruin it for everyone.

You're a giving soul, thinking so much about others. Good on ya!  :bigok:
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Post by: Vulcanbill on February 21, 2020, 05:48:36 PM
Little bit. Went out and played with some obstacles and little jumps and low speed tight turns while standing and wheelie control.  Worked on predicting wheel spin vs lift based on particular surfaces.  There's a lot of freaking science in precision off road bike control.
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Post by: garry on February 21, 2020, 05:56:59 PM
Rode the 530 a few miles to the local bike shop to get it inspected. Legal for another season. Brrr..... (28 degrees).

Supposed to be sunny and 50-ish on Sunday, so that will probably be the first dual sport ride of the year.
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Post by: Skee on February 21, 2020, 09:58:20 PM
Thanks for the reminder.  I have no idea when mine is due.

Bought it last March, so logically, you would think it would be due again same time this year.  But PA is so weird.  The state knows that we can't ride bikes in the middle of winter, so they reassign you to some warmer month, like April or September, when it could be raining.  And everyone knows you can't ride a motorcycle in the rain.  Ughhh!
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Post by: chornbe on February 21, 2020, 11:54:36 PM
Left my bike out in the rain....

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Post by: Cablebandit on February 24, 2020, 11:07:06 AM
Thanks for the reminder.  I have no idea when mine is due.


I think mine was due in 2014.  I really need to find another place that will do it while you wait for 5 minutes.
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Post by: SuperHans on February 24, 2020, 01:24:24 PM
Thanks for the reminder.  I have no idea when mine is due.


I think mine was due in 2014.  I really need to find another place that will do it while you wait for 5 minutes.

When living in PA, I think rarely ever had a valid inspection.
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Post by: chornbe on February 24, 2020, 01:54:46 PM
Thanks for the reminder.  I have no idea when mine is due.


I think mine was due in 2014.  I really need to find another place that will do it while you wait for 5 minutes.

You *might* have luck at a harley dealer. When I was living in PA, the Harley dealer would do mine while I waited. They didn't care what kind of bike it was; $50 is $50. If it's going to be longer, you can likely snag a loaner to beat around on for a while, too, unlike *every* other dealer in the universe except maybe BMW.
 
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Post by: Vulcanbill on March 04, 2020, 10:11:28 AM
I did!  I did ride today.  And it was fraking cold this morning.  Gerbings all the way up but hands still cold on Kermit.  That bike is just not for the long term. 
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Post by: thatguy on March 06, 2020, 12:56:57 PM
I ride virtually every day year round. It's not always my bike (job) but riding is riding.
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Post by: st2sam on March 09, 2020, 06:25:19 PM
Yes I did and the weather was great, 65* and sunny.  :thumbsup:

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Post by: thatguy on March 09, 2020, 10:16:41 PM
Yep. Yesterday too.
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Post by: Flyer on March 10, 2020, 07:17:56 PM
First shake down ride of the (still early) season, after a fork rebuild.
The inscrutable DTC ( Ducati Traction Control) needed a reset, as well as advancing the clock by an hour.
So many button pushes...
I miss the old bump-start-and-go days.
 :gerg:
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Post by: Cookie on March 10, 2020, 07:31:27 PM
yes
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Post by: Cookie on March 11, 2020, 06:27:34 PM
Yes.
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Post by: radon222 on March 12, 2020, 07:29:17 AM
Yup...It's Spring service time

 Rode two up to the BMW dealer on the GSA which we dropped off.  Then rode home two-up on the RT that had just been serviced.
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Post by: Bounce on March 12, 2020, 02:06:25 PM
Yes.
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Post by: Cookie on March 12, 2020, 03:29:36 PM
No.
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Post by: chornbe on March 12, 2020, 04:25:06 PM
Nope. Worked. :(
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Post by: Meemuh on March 12, 2020, 08:03:24 PM
Wife and the girls were gone, so the boy & I took a quick ride out to grab some wings - him on his Ninja 250 and me on the old Nighthawk.  Not much of a ride, but was nice to go out with him.
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Post by: thatguy on March 12, 2020, 09:44:45 PM
Yep. It's the time of year where the car gets some well deserved rest.
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Post by: PatM on March 12, 2020, 09:52:46 PM
No
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Post by: Cablebandit on March 20, 2020, 11:52:39 AM
That's a giant cock!
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Post by: Virginian on March 20, 2020, 05:23:11 PM
Yep.
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Post by: Vulcanbill on March 20, 2020, 05:45:15 PM
Yep. It's the time of year where the car gets some well deserved rest.

You just say the word if that car needs some exercise and I will come get it and take it for some leg stretching.  8)
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Post by: thatguy on March 20, 2020, 07:51:57 PM
Yep. It's the time of year where the car gets some well deserved rest.

You just say the word if that car needs some exercise and I will come get it and take it for some leg stretching.  8)

Sure.  :D How 'bout the Tuono?
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Post by: Bounce on March 21, 2020, 10:13:18 AM
Maybe today if it doesn't rain again.
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Post by: thatguy on March 21, 2020, 05:22:23 PM
201 miles and it was a bit BRISK.
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Post by: Vulcanbill on March 21, 2020, 06:43:19 PM
Yep. It's the time of year where the car gets some well deserved rest.

You just say the word if that car needs some exercise and I will come get it and take it for some leg stretching.  8)

Sure.  :D How 'bout the Tuono?

Yup. I don't think you understand how much I miss power.
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Post by: thatguy on March 21, 2020, 07:32:42 PM
Yep. It's the time of year where the car gets some well deserved rest.

You just say the word if that car needs some exercise and I will come get it and take it for some leg stretching.  8)

Sure.  :D How 'bout the Tuono?

Yup. I don't think you understand how much I miss power.

Master the bikes you currently have and see what skill brings to the table. I could always tote the CRF450R and YZ465 over to your place when this shit settles down if you need a dose of extreme power. However I'm not responsible for any misadventure incurred.   :o
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Post by: chornbe on March 21, 2020, 09:33:25 PM
Down the driveway so I could get the table saw out.

Back up the driveway after cleaning up project workspace for the day.
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Post by: Skee on March 22, 2020, 08:30:32 AM
Yep. It's the time of year where the car gets some well deserved rest.

You just say the word if that car needs some exercise and I will come get it and take it for some leg stretching.  8)

Sure.  :D How 'bout the Tuono?

Yup. I don't think you understand how much I miss power.

Ahah.  I was wondering about that.   

Conversely, you don’t know how much I miss a lightweight bike I can whack WOT on a dirt road. 

If I could even find a dirt road in the tri-county region anymore
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Post by: Bounce on March 22, 2020, 11:33:40 AM
Got out on the bicycle yesterday between rains. 30 minutes of good cardio.
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Post by: sodapop6620 on March 23, 2020, 06:34:34 AM
I kinda maybe sorta wanna do Sturgis ONCE, just to say I did. But then I see pictures, and I change my mind for another year or three. Daytona and Ocean City have been enough of a "bike week experience" for me so far. The Honda Hoot in Pidgeon Forge I did a bunch of years back was... interesting... the year I went. That poor town was not ready for those numbers.  :eek:

You habe to time it right. I went about 10 years ago and had the street all to myself. Granted it was 2 weeks before the Harleys showed up and 4am but I still had the town to myself.  I would go back again for those conditions.
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Post by: Vulcanbill on March 23, 2020, 06:41:44 AM
Yep. It's the time of year where the car gets some well deserved rest.

You just say the word if that car needs some exercise and I will come get it and take it for some leg stretching.  8)

Sure.  :D How 'bout the Tuono?

Yup. I don't think you understand how much I miss power.

Master the bikes you currently have and see what skill brings to the table. I could always tote the CRF450R and YZ465 over to your place when this shit settles down if you need a dose of extreme power. However I'm not responsible for any misadventure incurred.   :o

My property is not the place for any real power.  It's more about balance, finesse, and traction management.  Those bike would be wasted on anything around me, possibly even dangerous.  But between driving the Crosstrek, riding the XT and even Kermit, I really miss the ability to just launch something to the point of losing my stomach.  Taking the Bandit out for the first time in the Spring always did that.  Believe it or not, the quad is scratching the power itch more than anything right now.    When that thing hooks up in the woods in sport mode with the "red key", it's an impressive and mildly terrifying thing.  :) 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: thatguy on March 23, 2020, 07:46:53 AM
You must use balance finesse and traction management to stay on top of an open class bike anywhere. The YZ is so torquey it makes a great trail bike. If you can ride that 4 wheeled thing over there you can ride anything.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Black Hills on March 23, 2020, 08:09:24 AM
I kinda maybe sorta wanna do Sturgis ONCE, just to say I did. But then I see pictures, and I change my mind for another year or three. Daytona and Ocean City have been enough of a "bike week experience" for me so far. The Honda Hoot in Pidgeon Forge I did a bunch of years back was... interesting... the year I went. That poor town was not ready for those numbers.  :eek:

You habe to time it right. I went about 10 years ago and had the street all to myself. Granted it was 2 weeks before the Harleys showed up and 4am but I still had the town to myself.  I would go back again for those conditions.

the last Sunday of the rally is pretty close to that.  ;)  If you want to get the whole experience show up the last Saturday and you can experience the mess, then Sunday morning it's over. Do your shopping and looking around sturgis, then spend Monday-wednesday riding the relatively empty roads. Of course if you Just want to ride, come in September.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Black Hills on March 23, 2020, 08:14:16 AM
You must use balance finesse and traction management to stay on top of an open class bike anywhere. The YZ is so torquey it makes a great trail bike. If you can ride that 4 wheeled thing over there you can ride anything.

Have you tried a new 2-stroke? they are pretty impressive. I loved my CR500, but my 300XC-w works far better in the woods.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: thatguy on March 23, 2020, 08:47:44 AM
Actually other than the tall first gear I love my CRF450 in the woods. Takes some practice but it'll do anything short of trials.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Black Hills on March 23, 2020, 08:50:37 AM
the new 450's are amazing machines, but being fat and old an out of shape they begin to tire me out after an hour or two. therefore I stick with my fat old man bike... lol..
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on April 05, 2020, 06:36:58 PM
Got out for a nice ride through Halifax and Pine Grove before heading back to Ephrata area.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: garry on April 06, 2020, 07:30:11 AM
the new 450's are amazing machines, but being fat and old an out of shape they begin to tire me out after an hour or two. therefore I stick with my fat old man bike... lol..

My 530 (now 570) is a handful on single track. Too much weight. Too much power. My lack of skills and fitness surely doesn't help things. The last time I rode an extended bit of single track (enduro course from the week before) I overheated my clutch fluid from riding in a taller gear to manage the power and using the shit out of the clutch. Had to stop for a half hour to let it cool down and then I had enough clutch to get out of the woods. Having 50/50 tires (not aggressive DOT knobs) was also an issue. Wasn't a fun day but I survived. I think a 350 EXC is probably a good option for that stuff (plate required) but I'm more of a nasty dirt road / quad trail kinda rider any more, so the 530 is fine for that.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: st2sam on April 07, 2020, 08:07:35 PM
As a matter of fact I did, about 100mi. or so.
Didn't come close to any humans, just cows, plus I grabbed a tag while I was at it.

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: thatguy on April 28, 2020, 08:37:33 PM
Yep to work and back. In the rain.........oh no!!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: st2sam on May 03, 2020, 03:20:09 PM
I sure did, almost 300mi., mostly in Sullivan County Pennsylvania.
Awesome day weather wise, and about time.  8)

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: thatguy on May 10, 2020, 12:17:31 PM
Soon as I finish off this cup of coffee I'll drag the Road King out and head off to Virginia for some Padron cigars. Nice day to stock up.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on May 15, 2020, 02:01:55 PM
I did, in fact.  First time in too long.  Gorgeous morning.  Probably stinking hot this afternoon.  :)  Waaaaaaaaaah.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: st2sam on May 15, 2020, 06:11:34 PM
I did, in fact.  First time in too long.  Gorgeous morning.  Probably stinking hot this afternoon.  :)  Waaaaaaaaaah.
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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on May 15, 2020, 06:56:55 PM
I did, in fact.  First time in too long.  Gorgeous morning.  Probably stinking hot this afternoon.  :)  Waaaaaaaaaah.
:needpics:

Pics at my joint would result in a gathering of black SUVs.  :tinfoil:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: garry on May 17, 2020, 06:38:29 PM
I trailered my son's Speed Triple and DR650 back to Pittsburgh from NY today in preparation for his move back next month. Of course I had to take the Speedie through the neighborhood just to make sure it would start and all. Bike runs good, even with 1.5 year old gas in it. I suspect someone needs to find a way to get rid of that old gas (afternoon ride tomorrow).
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: maddjack on May 17, 2020, 06:50:15 PM
I trailered my son's Speed Triple and DR650 back to Pittsburgh from NY today in preparation for his move back next month. Of course I had to take the Speedie through the neighborhood just to make sure it would start and all. Bike runs good, even with 1.5 year old gas in it. I suspect someone needs to find a way to get rid of that old gas (afternoon ride tomorrow).
😁😁😁
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on May 17, 2020, 07:12:14 PM
I put fresh gas in the Versys today.  Only took 2 hours to run 15 miles over to the Shell station and back. 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: mr.awesome on May 17, 2020, 09:22:27 PM
I put fresh gas in the Versys today.  Only took 2 hours to run 15 miles over to the Shell station and back.

What did you do push it there? Or did you take the scenic route to the shell station that was 15 miles away as the crow flies.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on May 18, 2020, 06:08:08 AM
I rode AGAIN today.  Beautiful morning when I left the house.  Final destination is at a different elevation with its own weather.  Cold, fog, misty rain and colder.  Meh.  Still rather be on the bike.  :)  Well, I'd RATHER be on a versys but beggars and all.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on May 18, 2020, 07:24:43 AM
I put fresh gas in the Versys today.  Only took 2 hours to run 15 miles over to the Shell station and back.

What did you do push it there? Or did you take the scenic route to the shell station that was 15 miles away as the crow flies.

 :rolf:  I now know I can ride at least 15 miles after the warning light starts flashing. 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: st2sam on May 22, 2020, 02:49:47 PM
I sure did, over 200mi.. I left at 7:00, home by lunch before the rain.

Two Dunslop Roadfart III's mounted yesterday. Nutt'in finer than new shoes. :thumbsup:

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: st2sam on May 23, 2020, 08:06:12 AM
Adding one more picture from yesterdays ride.
This one in the NE. corner of Pennsylvania.

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: ChrisFZ1 on May 23, 2020, 01:55:56 PM
Yep.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: smoker on May 25, 2020, 07:45:11 AM
Yesterday I learned that the Fjr is a great platform to get us to the hiking trails.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on June 03, 2020, 10:35:07 PM
Yep, it looked nice this morning. Didn’t pack rain gear.  Saw the clouds rolling in around noon so I headed for home.  Thunder, lightning, down-pouring rain, gale force winds; it was a wild ride home. 

I could see clear skies just ahead of me. I tried to outrun the storm front. Didn’t happen. The news just said that the storm front was moving at 90 mph.  Versys handled flawlessly. 

Got soaked to the skin.  Anybody have a modicum of common sense they could share?  ;) :nuts:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: radon222 on June 04, 2020, 06:13:09 AM
Yep, it looked nice this morning. Didn’t pack rain gear.  Saw the clouds rolling in around noon so I headed for home.  Thunder, lightning, down-pouring rain, gale force winds; it was a wild ride home. 

I could see clear skies just ahead of me. I tried to outrun the storm front. Didn’t happen. The news just said that the storm front was moving at 90 mph.  Versys handled flawlessly. 

Got soaked to the skin.  Anybody have a modicum of common sense they could share?  ;) :nuts:

Holy cow.  I watched that Dorecho march across the country and was glad that my survey crew was off the Delaware River and back home before it hit it there.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: mr.awesome on June 04, 2020, 07:44:00 AM


I could see clear skies just ahead of me. I tried to outrun the storm front. Didn’t happen. The news just said that the storm front was moving at 90 mph.  Versys handled flawlessly. 


Can't the Versys go faster than 90?  :squid:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on June 04, 2020, 07:53:25 AM
Yeah, wife says "roofs are blowing off buildings and your dumb ass is out riding your motorcycle." 

I was able to stay close to the leading front, so I avoided the worst of it.  Every bit as bad as that storm Scott & I rode through in Kentucky circa 2014.  I just wanted to get home for a nice hot bowl of soup. 

Fortunately, I always a little plastic bag in my mesh jacket, so my wallet stayed dry.


Can't the Versys go faster than 90?  :squid:

I almost stayed ahead of it.  Got caught at the lights in Quakertown about 10 miles from home.

Probably shouldn't have switched it into Rain mode.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: thatguy on June 07, 2020, 07:20:18 PM
8K miles so far. Riding daily now that spring decided to show up.

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: st2sam on June 08, 2020, 06:09:04 AM
8K miles so far. Riding daily now that spring decided to show up.
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Wow.
Great picture, thanks.  :thumbsup:
(what camera, phone?)
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on June 08, 2020, 06:56:21 AM
Rode the XT in today.  Just need to keep telling myself that 72 mpg is for the greater good.  :)  52 degrees when I left the house.  Yes I did wear my Gerbings.  Doesn't suck that I have a back way to come in that's a steep, winding dirt road.  Hopefully the new lid will arrive today and the temp screening process will go faster and not require helmet gymnastics each morning. 

Got the rack re-mounted yesterday and attached a Pelican case for my topcase.  Stole Kim's shift linkage.  Come to think of it, it was Kim's rack as well.  Need to come up with a solution for the contents of said case not getting blended when I come up the dirt road that's all washboarded. 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: thatguy on June 08, 2020, 04:37:56 PM
8K miles so far. Riding daily now that spring decided to show up.
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Wow.
Great picture, thanks.  :thumbsup:
(what camera, phone?)

Nikon D3100/Nikon 25-50 f4 Ais chipped for digital use@ISO200/1250 f5

Taken at 8:15 during the golden hour for lighting.

And I rode over to Winchester VA to pick up a few Padron cigars today. :D
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on June 09, 2020, 06:32:26 AM
Yep, rode in again today.  New lid did exactly as expected.  Temp screener was able to get me without issue after I lifted the bar out of the way.  Even commented on the helmet.  "oooooh, fancy."  Coming up the back way was much nicer today after taking the tire pressure down about 10 lbs.  I keep forgetting how sensitive to pressure this little bike is. 

I love this time of year.  It's nearly light when I leave and still bright and sunshiny when I go home.  The drop down sun visor is a lifesaver since I can't have shades on when I leave but within 15 or 20 minutes, this sun is blasting me right in the face.  And depending on the lights, I may not stop hardly at all en route to work. 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: kendenton on June 09, 2020, 07:48:55 AM
8K miles so far. Riding daily now that spring decided to show up.
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Wow.
Great picture, thanks.  :thumbsup:
(what camera, phone?)

Nikon D3100/Nikon 25-50 f4 Ais chipped for digital use@ISO200/1250 f5

Taken at 8:15 during the golden hour for lighting.

And I rode over to Winchester VA to pick up a few Padron cigars today. :D

That 25-50 is a great old lens!
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: st2sam on June 20, 2020, 12:35:19 PM
I sure did, very early AM start.
Only one pic..

"Beef - It's what's for Dinner".  :drool:
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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: thatguy on June 21, 2020, 07:22:43 PM
Yes I did.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on June 22, 2020, 07:22:21 AM
Indeed.  Had to stop and snug up my shifter that was almost off after bashing the poor thing to death this weekend.  :)  Must get red loctite.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on June 23, 2020, 12:37:47 PM
Yep.  And its looking like I'm gonna get nailed in some nasty thunderstorms on the way home.  yay.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Skee on June 25, 2020, 09:35:11 PM
Yes.  And I got wet.   

It started as the stinky wet that comes from full mesh gear in 88F and 70% RH followed by a cooling pop up sun shower kind that wasn't on the radar when I left home.  Then there was the refreshing kind you get from a shower after you get back home. 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: thatguy on June 26, 2020, 06:20:28 AM
Uh huh...........and the guy at the gas station noticed my tag bracket broke,fell off and took the tag with it. Fuck........DMV is appointment only and booked 'til August. Guess we'll see how many times I can get pulled over in 60 days.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: slayman on June 26, 2020, 06:27:15 AM
Yes, using the much higher average speed but longer route to the office.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on June 26, 2020, 12:57:57 PM
Uh huh...........and the guy at the gas station noticed my tag bracket broke,fell off and took the tag with it. Fuck........DMV is appointment only and booked 'til August. Guess we'll see how many times I can get pulled over in 60 days.

Got any pics of the bike with the tag visible?  Almost certainly not, I realize but it could help out.  You're artsy.  Draw one and laminate it.  :)
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: slayman on June 30, 2020, 11:32:22 AM
Yes, 5th day in a row commuting.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on July 01, 2020, 01:55:54 PM
Yep.  Rode Kermit instead of the XT.  I washed it yesterday so since they're faster when they're clean, it seemed prudent.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: thatguy on July 01, 2020, 09:13:35 PM
Another ride to work day. I work at a Harley dealer so.............
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: slayman on July 05, 2020, 11:39:17 AM
FJR & ZZR at the rvr.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: thatguy on July 05, 2020, 01:11:04 PM
Rode it out of the garage to wash the crud offa the Road King. I'll shower up to wash the crud offa me and go riding this afternoon.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: radon222 on July 20, 2020, 06:59:43 AM
Local guy is trying to start a Bikes & Breakfast at the Blackwater Trading Post.  Sunday was the first one (after being postponed in April due to COVID).  Its pretty close to home for me, but I still had a nice little rip through swamp roads in the morning before the thermostat cranked.

Not a bad turn out for a first run.  The organizer is still trying to keep in modest for these strange times of social distancing.

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Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: garry on July 20, 2020, 07:31:39 AM
I joined Steve (ESTN 2007 @ Sparta organizer) for three days in WV. He is the main protagonist in a new eastern TN Triumph group and a few of them headed north to Canaan Valley for a long weekend. Good times were had.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on July 20, 2020, 08:26:54 AM
I did not. 

Thursday when I went out to get on the bike to go home, I noticed that the rear case / rack had some movement.  Not a huge deal as I sometimes have to tighten up the screws cuz the poor bike just vibes and buzzes at higher speeds.  Upon taking a look around, I saw that THREE of the points where the rack mounts to the bike were BROKEN.  The metal rack broke at the bend just  before the connection point.  The rack and case were essentially held onto the bike by a single bolt.  So after some thick foam, bungee cord magic and some prayer, I headed home without issue.  Disassembled the whole mess and proceeded to clean the bike up and put it back to stock form for the purpose of taking pics and posting for sale.  Since I have no way to carry things, I have to come up with something creative if I plan to commute again.  At this point, I'm just ready for it to sell so I can get something that won't vibrate and shake off anything I try to mount to it.  :)

Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Eh2zed on July 22, 2020, 12:13:05 PM
I’m riding a fair amount but the dammed virus is keeping me from my favourite roads in Va WVa Tenn NC etc...
Bloody hell.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: radon222 on July 22, 2020, 04:29:46 PM
I’m riding a fair amount but the dammed virus is keeping me from my favourite roads in Va WVa Tenn NC etc...
Bloody hell.

I think you're ok in the fun parts of Virginia and West Virginia.  We were doing fine at the beach, until tourist season started  :-\
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: PatM on July 23, 2020, 12:04:30 PM
I’m riding a fair amount but the dammed virus is keeping me from my favourite roads in Va WVa Tenn NC etc...
Bloody hell.

I think you're ok in the fun parts of Virginia and West Virginia.  We were doing fine at the beach, until tourist season started  :-\

The problem is, getting across the border. No non essential road travel allowed. And if we were able to, mandatory 14 days quarantine on the way back.
Also getting health insurance coverage would be a bit of a problem.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Eh2zed on July 25, 2020, 07:52:41 PM
Travel insurance? You funny.

😂😂😂
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: PatM on July 26, 2020, 09:57:55 AM
Well, I dunno, we had a customer who had a stroke in Austria.
Health care fees were over $120K before repatriation. IMO health care insurance is a good thing.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: thatguy on July 26, 2020, 11:20:49 AM
Not yet. Washed the rain much offa the Harley,ate breakfast and need to shower and we're off.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on July 27, 2020, 09:38:18 AM
Yep.  Because 65 mpg is saving us a crapton of gas money.  My contribution to the early mortgage payoff plan.  :)  Well, that and my JOB. 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: garry on July 27, 2020, 10:52:51 AM
I got out for 350+ miles in the WV panhandle and southeast OH yesterday. The slog home on the interstate in the afternoon was brutal. Damn it was hot (~100 air temp).
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on July 29, 2020, 01:13:33 PM
Yep.  But a different XT today.  :) 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: rocketbunny on July 30, 2020, 05:05:42 PM
I got out for about 100 miles yesterday. I was hoping it would be cooler down by the Delaware River. No such luck.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on August 01, 2020, 05:03:42 PM
I rode around the house a couple times then up and down the driveway for practice. Sounds lame unless you’re familiar with my driveway.  At the steepest part of the sharpest turn, I have to turn in to go around my gate. It’s a very narrow path with a small pine tree right next to it.  The point is that we don’t want anyone realizing there is a viable way around the gate thus the narrow and leaving the little tree. Oh and the steep sharp turn is where the gravel is the thickest. Yeah, practice.

Good news is no worries with the abs or the new weight and height to deal with.  I guess I remember how to do this stuff after all. I can’t wait till Wednesday to get tagged and Thursday’s commute.  I am having visions of 50/50 tires tho.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on August 07, 2020, 01:04:39 PM
I did.  A very pleasant ride in this morning.  No more death grip at speeds in excess of 60.  No more planning ahead and doing geometry in my head before pulling out in traffic.  No more full on windblast in my face.  No more of many things.

downside:  no more 65mpg.  no more flat foot reach to the ground.  no more being really lazy about my mc skills.  time to bring the game back up to where it was and beyond.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on August 08, 2020, 08:01:24 PM
Yep again. Went into town to meet Robert and his boy who rode down on their FJRs.  Good burger, good company. Showed them a little loop in the neighborhood as they were headed west before north. Good times.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: satchmo on August 09, 2020, 10:10:13 AM
I rode somewhat locally yesterday.  Unfortunately, until I get a new master link, I'm sidelined for now.  Some complete redneckery got me home safely yesterday, though.  Woot.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: thatguy on August 09, 2020, 10:12:52 AM
Why I continue to run rivet type master links. Yet to have one fail. Bit of a PITA but...........
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: thatguy on August 09, 2020, 09:01:37 PM
Oh and yes. I ran over to Winchester to grab my monthly allocation of Padron cigars. A tad warm in town.
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on August 10, 2020, 06:44:39 AM
Yup.  And I will likely continue to ride to work every day until the weather conspires to knock me off the bike. 
Title: Re: Did you ride today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 10, 2020, 01:25:12 PM
It's too hot.