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post #1 of 21 Old 01-25-2017, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hate to wish my life away ,but sure wish it was spring. Just want to ride.
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post #2 of 21 Old 01-25-2017, 03:11 PM
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in the 60's in Shenendoah Valley her in VA and i can't ride because bike is in major fix up mode with seat in CA and it won't be back for another month. I knew this would happen. IOW, I feel your pain.

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post #3 of 21 Old 01-25-2017, 08:59 PM
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I can't wait till march, roadtrip!!!!

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post #4 of 21 Old 01-25-2017, 09:53 PM
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Straight south I presume....not to make youse jealous or nothin'...

come Tuesday I'll be playing on the KLR650 in lovely tropical Australia


thread here
Down Under on a KLR 650 ...second season - Page 13

after a lovely flight across the Pacific on a Dreamliner

wicked nice plane to travel in....

I actually got out for 100km last weekend on the Wee
This mild weather tho isn't lasting
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post #5 of 21 Old 01-25-2017, 10:16 PM
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Well, I should have my Wee2 back together tomorrow (it's also in major maintenance mode) and I'm going to take a quick ride on Friday, 1 or 2 hours. Supposed to be 45 F.
Better than nothing

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post #6 of 21 Old 01-25-2017, 10:35 PM
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I've been riding.

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2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 193,000+ km, 120,000 miles.

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post #7 of 21 Old 01-26-2017, 01:58 AM
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I was tempted every day this week - too much to do.


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I've been riding.

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Tom, Ontario has experienced 150 winters. For one-sixth of them, I rode all winter in Ontario.
Mainly I did a six-mile commute to King Street in Toronto, but also occasional rides for fun.

Now I am where cold refers to something in a glass. I prefer it that way,
but I think I am still ready for a bone-chilling ride in whatever Ontario can throw at us.

There is nothing quite so refreshing as a faceful of salty gritty slush
flung at me with a closing velocity of 200 kph. The memory is still vivid.

Spring is on the way. I step outside and make fanning motions toward Canada every day ...

I hope to bring you an orange soon.
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post #9 of 21 Old 01-26-2017, 04:37 AM
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Yeah - sudden interest in my CBF1000....must be spring soon.


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post #10 of 21 Old 01-26-2017, 08:35 AM
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Just Chillin...

Been riding my new to me '11 Oui I just bought this past Saturday. But just for very short rides on nearby local streets at maybe 30 mins or so. I'm trying to get my riding chops back after being off bikes for so many years. Feels great to be back on again, just really pacing myself. Sunny-partly cloudy, 60's, windy days lately here in SE TX.

Though I learned again very quickly that at any speeds above what I can do on my mountain bike the air gets darn chilly very soon. Seller had handguards and heated grips which will help when I need them. More that I don't have the proper cold weather riding gear to stay warm at these speeds. But it's been tolerable so far. Not sure I want to invest alot in heavy winter riding gear as we don't have uber-cold weather here for long at all.

I did get to my nearest Cycle Gear yesterday but in my cager, Oui still too new to me to wander out that far. The guys at CG were great and very helpful to this old fart, re-noob. Oui seller threw in some used, lighter weight gear to get me re-started riding just helmet/gloves. And I already had what we call 'winter coats' here in TX. But I wanted better/proper bike gear. So I picked up a armored mesh, riding jacket, modular helmet and protective riding gloves. I'm more concerned being protected in a possible fall than I am of cold nose and knees for now.

On a side note, been watching the Australian Open Tennis matches on the tube this week. Looks pretty darn warm and sweaty in Oz land. Sure like to ride (visit) that climate one day. But it may be more for tennis match watching than outback biking. Here's to re-riding.
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