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Old 11-21-2012, 08:04 AM
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Put my Wee away for the season last week! When they salt the intersections and roads, thats it for me! Here around Pembroke On. they just dump the salt on the roads! Its like they get paid by the ton! Cummon Spring and about 4 good days of rain to get rid of the salt!
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:28 PM
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Still great riding; sun and wonderful temperature this afternoon. I've not yet even used my winter gloves.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:28 PM
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I have noticed over the last few weeks I don't see a lot iof other bike. Almost never on my cummute into work. Satuday after workj iu headed dfowntown to have dinner witr my daughter.. Didn't see one other bike.

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:52 PM
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Yeah that's probably a good idea!!!

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Old 11-22-2012, 07:56 AM
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Sandy is always on her own bike. Since getting it she refuses to be a passenger anymore. She's a great rider but on occasion I miss her being behind me.

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Yeah, I can understand. I have a feeling that the Japanese motorcycle industry, led once again by Honda, will be supplying us with new mid-size standard, non-cruiser, bikes (like their new 500's, maybe, coming out soon) that will make it easier to find motorcycles that make sense for those who are not six foot tall and 200 pounds. Once more we will see more of "the nicest people" on bikes. Hopefully.

I went out yesterday afternoon, to buy oil and fuel stabilizer, to prep the bike at some point for its long winter's sleep. I also spent $7 at the car wash to rid the bike of accumulated crud, an annual end-of-season ritual. While there in the large town of Newcastle I stopped for a halibut-n-chips at the Irish pub.

Leaving an hour and a half later (they had some outdated British tabloid newspapers to read), it was dark and a dense fog had descended. I had a much slower than normal, and somewhat cautious, ride for the 25 Kms home. There is a nice twisty stretch near home which for the first time ever I took at the 50 KPH speed limit. Not too many weeks or maybe even days of riding left, for me anyway. I definitely will not ride once the salt trucks have come by, I have an aversion to rust and corroded electrics, having lost too many good cars to that particularly vile compound.

Tom, it'll probably be next year before we meet on the road or at that restaurant in Bancroft once again. See you all then. There's still this list, other internet forays and my two motorcycle magazine subscriptions, but they're a far cry from actually riding the bike, and even occasionally meeting people. Cheers.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:45 AM
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Still riding here. Temps have been hovering just above freezing and mostly sunny so it's been beautiful. Did an awesome run up around the Advocate Peninsula the other day. Great ride. It's beautiful out again today, may have to do a quick trip this morning just to be able to say that I did.

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... I definitely will not ride once the salt trucks have come by, I have an aversion to rust and corroded electrics, having lost too many good cars to that particularly vile compound.
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You have already been riding on salted roads.. the roads in your area (and mine) have been "Brined" on and off since early October. In all honesty I didn't see much effect on my 2006 from salt and crap. The only things that got corrosion were a few aftermarket parts. Since its been sittting since March I see some on the header pipe and that's it. I suspect the coating of dirt and rap has kept most of the issues with salt away.

The forecast looks no fun for riding this weekend so this will be a car weekend for me. We will see after that but I usually am able to ride until at least the end of Novemeber and a bit in December. I just have to watch for lake effecct snow. I really haven't been storing my bike as such.. just fill it up and keep the battery topped up.

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Beautiful day to day, with a high of 14. The wife (Burgman 400) and I rode up to Lefroy to visit the daughter, and loan her some camera equipment for her company christmas party. I hope to get a couple of days more riding....but the weather forecast doesn't look encouraging.
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One of the benefits of owning and operating your own business is that you are able, from time to time, to say, "Screw it, I'm going riding!".

It was too nice today. It simply had to be done, and so it was.

Not a long ride but a very enjoyable one - lots of tight twisties. Met a weasel and a suicidal grouse, but no turkeys.

It's a sad milestone however because that's it for this season - the weather's supposed to get nasty starting this weekend. The bike's going to get packed away on Saturday, and the Subie's getting new snow tires on Monday...

Did I ever mention that I hate winter?
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:07 AM
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It was sad here yesterday, put the fuel stabilizer in my wee and pulled the cover over her for the winter, but she's only in the garage if a nice day pops up. Right now the long range forecast isn't looking good with -12 at night next week.
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