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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #650 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.
My GPS just told me to turn left, then turn left, then turn left, then turn left.
So if I go too far left do I end up right?

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #651 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  :-\

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #652 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.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #653 on: July 25, 2020, 07:52:41 PM »
Travel insurance? You funny.

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My GPS just told me to turn left, then turn left, then turn left, then turn left.
So if I go too far left do I end up right?

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #654 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.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #655 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.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #656 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. 
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #657 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).
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #658 on: July 29, 2020, 01:13:33 PM »
Yep.  But a different XT today.  :) 
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #659 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.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #660 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.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #661 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.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #662 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.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #663 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.

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #664 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...........
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #665 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.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #666 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. 
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #667 on: August 10, 2020, 01:25:12 PM »
It's too hot.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #668 on: August 13, 2020, 08:29:50 PM »
New master link obtained and applied to chain.

I finally had the chance to put about 250 miles in around the Morris/Renovo/Galeton areas again today (without incident) with my SO.  Beautiful weather, though a touch on the warm side.

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #669 on: August 14, 2020, 07:35:11 PM »
It's too hot.

Yeah we’ve pulled the plug on riding at least half a dozen times so far this year for that reason.
My GPS just told me to turn left, then turn left, then turn left, then turn left.
So if I go too far left do I end up right?

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #670 on: August 19, 2020, 04:51:10 PM »
Yup.  And I will likely continue to ride to work every day until the weather conspires to knock me off the bike.

And that would be today, figuratively speaking.  Pretty colors on the radar this am covering the entirety of my commute. We're I leaving in the daylight, maybe. Dark and raining? Meh.

Point is, no. I didn't ride today.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #671 on: August 22, 2020, 09:05:32 PM »
I’m riding a bit more lately including today although it’s nothing like it used to be.
150kms today is what I used to do before breakfast.
But it’s better than nothing.
My GPS just told me to turn left, then turn left, then turn left, then turn left.
So if I go too far left do I end up right?

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #672 on: September 01, 2020, 08:24:14 PM »
I did. And every day last week and Sunday and yadda yadda yadda
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #673 on: September 10, 2020, 05:24:21 PM »
No.  The trifecta again today.  Dark, rain, and fog.  And tomorrow I have to deliver a thing that I'm selling to a guy at work so tomorrow will be a no also.   :bluduh: :bluduh: :bluduh:
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #674 on: September 18, 2020, 03:22:02 PM »
Up to the windmills on 339.  My butt needs some saddle time conditioning. 

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #675 on: September 21, 2020, 06:19:47 PM »
I had the opportunity to ride around the Williamsport PA area today with my SO and a good friend. We extended the NeXXT2020 riding, which had a focus in DuBois PA again this year. Cold but mostly sunny seemed to be the way of things this past weekend. Still, riding is riding.

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #676 on: September 22, 2020, 09:06:50 AM »
Cold is good- it keeps the posers home.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #677 on: September 23, 2020, 02:09:18 PM »
Rode around Lake Ontelaunee today.  Used to live nearby.   Don't think I've been on this road since sometime in the 80s.  Now I live way on the otherside of those hills in the distance.

Oh, and it was warm.  Dashboard thermometer read 78F when I took this pic.  Shorts & t-shirt under my gear.

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #678 on: September 25, 2020, 06:20:45 PM »
Took a little ride west of Thurmont, Md and north of Frederick. Stopped at the first monument dedicated to George Washington.

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #679 on: September 26, 2020, 01:01:14 PM »
It looks like I hit the one rain cell over Cornwall. I waited until noon to leave my place thinking all of the rain would be over.


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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #680 on: September 28, 2020, 07:26:08 AM »
What was supposed to be a 3 day weekend riding out to western VA and staying at Willville MC Camp got shortened to a 2-day trip thanks to the remnants of TS Beta.

Met up some local guys on ADV and headed out Saturday morning getting rained on for about the first hour.  Taking 460 then Rte 40 and 8 up to Meadows of Dan.   Made camp for the night in Willville and told the usual tall tales around camp fire.

It's the first time that I've tent camped in about 25 yrs.  Now I remember why.  My thermarest air pad seemed a whole lot smaller than I remembered it being :-\  So maybe it was a good thing that I only had to spend one night in a tent vs. two.

All-in-all it was 600+ mile weekend that I was sorely in need of.  Now I'm just sore.  :P

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #681 on: September 28, 2020, 07:31:40 AM »
I was supposed to meet a friend and his son in Beckley, WV. But they never made it.  A reasonably good 450 mile day anyway.

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #682 on: October 05, 2020, 11:50:05 AM »
About 200 miles yesterday.  Stock rear tire is bald at 5,000 miles.  New front & rear Dunlop RS-IVs on order.

Came to the realization this morning that all of my riding in 2019 has been within a 50 square mile area of eastern PA.

I was putzing around Fleetwood when I saw this pretty little steeple on a hill, and I thought to myself, if we were somewhere in Europe I'd be checking it out.  So I drove over for a look-see.  They were having services, so I cut my engine and coasted down the hill into and out of the parking lot.  I see some resemblances to Flemmish design in the construction - found nothing about the history of the church online - still a pretty sight.

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As you might expect, I had to stop at Dreibelbis Station covered bridge. 

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #683 on: October 13, 2020, 09:28:24 AM »
I did for the first time in what seems like a long time but it was actually just Oct 1.  Coldish, rainy, foggy, and dark this morning.  And I loved it. 

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #684 on: October 14, 2020, 05:33:16 AM »
I am headed out today but not sure where yet. Maybe down to Maryland.

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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #685 on: October 16, 2020, 08:42:19 AM »
Yesterday tag ride.

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Yesterday a 15 degree above normal temp day in the N.E..

Rainy 50* today = normal for this time of year. :(
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« Reply #686 on: October 16, 2020, 10:46:34 AM »
Nice, warm and sunny yesterday.
Not so much today  :-\



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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #687 on: October 21, 2020, 08:05:35 PM »
78* temps in my neck of the woods.

You bet.
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #688 on: October 30, 2020, 04:44:41 PM »
I did.  And it was cold, rainy, dark, windy and there was much fog on the mountain.  Not a banner day on the motorcycle.  On the way home, it was just cold, rainy, and windy.  I put the new Givi in the upper position which had me looking completely through it.  This was just a test.  Not a good one really because of the wind.  There were drops of water everywhere.  In the high position, the bottom of the screen was above the upper part of the fairing so those drops were jumping back on me or floating around in front of my face or landing on my chin depending on how the wind was blowing.  Good times.  :|  It will probably be good for cold weather because I was indeed behind a bubble.  The heated grips and gerbings will likely keep me sufficiently warm.  It will take some doing to get used to looking through a screen all the time tho.  In the lowest position, I can just see over it.  I'll have to play with it and find the sweet spot. 

Then I came home and built a fire in the stove. 
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« Reply #689 on: November 04, 2020, 06:14:08 AM »
The app said it was 29 this am.  The Thermometer on the porch said 32.  No wind, no rain so I rode.  The Aerostich neck gaiter thing is bomb.  The other one I have is smaller and better for a little cold but this one is what you want when it's really cold.  I tuck in down into my Gerbings and all is well.  I wore my Smartwool gloves.  That's the last step before going to the Gerbings heated gloves.  I'm really not interested in yet another thing to do and undo if I can avoid it so that will be an ongoing experiment.  I have the Barkbusters and heated grips so by the time I need heated gloves, some other part of me will probably have already tapped out.  Legs and feet?  Meh.  I'll be able to go a few more degrees colder but not much.  I've taken to wearing clear glasses in the morning to deal with that obnoxious little bit of cold air that creeps in my shield.  Works like a charm.  The barn door Givi screen is the only way I can ride this cold.  It's just breaking through the air and putting it behind me.  Kinda love it.  Still getting used to actually looking THROUGH a windscreen but this morning I tucked in behind that thing like it was Captain America's shield.  I kinda feel like 25 will be my cut off but I'll have to confirm that the hard way. 
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Re: Did you ride today?
« Reply #690 on: November 11, 2020, 05:47:16 PM »
We rode 255kms on Monday. Yesterday I parked the bike for the winter. I put 5070 kms on the bike this year which is pitiful compared to what I used to do. But Covid killed our plans for riding in the USA after we left Florida plus the STO gatherings went poof. Let’s hope 2021 is far better. We’re really really pulling for a successful vaccine.
My GPS just told me to turn left, then turn left, then turn left, then turn left.
So if I go too far left do I end up right?