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Online garry

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Back in the Saddle...
« on: December 20, 2018, 02:27:44 PM »
Bob Mielke wouldn't even approve of this no photos ride report...

10 weeks and 4 days after breaking my leg, I got back on the horse and took my 530 for a lap around the neighborhood. And it was good... Really Really Good.

The 530 needed a new battery and clean air filter, so I did that stuff today while it was really nice out and fired it up. Throwing a leg over it felt good, so I thought, "WTF" and popped into first and away I went. Did a long lap of the neighborhood. I think I might have actually LOL'd. Wifey was not amused, but she'll get over it.

No first ride on the Super Duke yet. But the greater seat-to-peg distance and light weight of the 530 means it'll be the bike for the next few rides (as weather permits). It's no longer "are you going to ride again?" but "when am I going to ride NEXT". Game On!
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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 02:31:55 PM »
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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 02:37:55 PM »
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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 02:44:19 PM »
Most excellent!

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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 03:09:59 PM »
Right on, Garry!!!  8)

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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2018, 03:35:52 PM »
Yay motorcycles!
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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2018, 03:56:06 PM »
I think I might have actually LOL'd. Wifey was not amused, but she'll get over it.

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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2018, 06:39:28 PM »
Right on!
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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2018, 07:26:39 PM »
All righty then.

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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2018, 09:30:55 PM »
 :)

Feels good doesn’t it?

Good on ya!

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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2018, 10:32:17 PM »
That memorable, graceful, release of the clutch, with intrinsic coordination - roll on throttle....      AAAAAaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh.




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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2018, 05:57:33 AM »
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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2018, 06:55:22 AM »
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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2018, 09:42:09 AM »
That's great. Congrats!

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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2018, 02:06:56 PM »
Great news Garry!
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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2018, 03:10:35 PM »
Sweet Garry!!!  You are a machine.  :hail:


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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2018, 08:48:12 PM »
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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2018, 06:17:36 AM »
Bravo!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2018, 07:56:05 AM »
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Re: Back in the Saddle...
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2019, 01:27:30 PM »
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