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post #1 of 15 Old 12-31-2006, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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I Need A Small Favor ...

I need a small favor from the group. It doesn't cost much, it's easy and enjoyable, and I don't think enyone here will consider it to be a hardship.

They say that what you do on the first day of the year you will do throughout the year. So my favor is this: I want everyone here who can to get out and ride somewhere tomorrow, but I want to qualify that to. I want everyone to get out and ride SAFELY. I don't care if it's just to the end of your driveway or halfway across the country, the distance doesn't matter. The key word is SAFELY and that's what I want. Everyone who can get your gear out, dust it off, and ride somewhere SAFELY. Bring the speed down if necessary, keep the eyes moving to watch the traffic, and come back home safe. If you do it tomorrow maybe it will help throughout the year.

You guys who are snowed-in, under the weather (get well soon!), or in between bikes are excused from this exercise and we will all share our good luck with you this year.

I'm not a superstitious person, but when old fables might bring good luck it's worth taking a chance on (knock on wood!).

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100% chance of heavy rain coming to New England tomorrow, and my bike plates expire at midnight. I'm going out this afternoon instead. :-)

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Rain here too...but I took a nice ride yesterday, although it wasn't ALL on my Strom. My new DR650 is an absolute hoot to ride, kinda hard to let it sit in the garage. I took my other lady out too...no worries! I forget just how fast and snappy the big Strom truly is "at least mine", pretty cool to switch bikes in the same day. No replacement for displacement!!!


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Hah! I use rain to wash the salt off. :-D

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Rain here too...but I took a nice ride yesterday, although it wasn't ALL on my Strom. My new DR650 is an absolute hoot to ride....
Keep it up B and we will have to eject you from the Stromtrooper board. The big V needs equal time or else.....
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Cloudy and cool here. Predicting rain for the next five days. Going to take advantage and am heading off now for a 120 km round trip to Jordan River. Gonna be cold.
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Yeah, we had that rain all day today and last night. Finally cleared off late this afternoon and I guess it headed up northeast from here. Supposed to be nice here tomorrow so if anyone wants me I'll be on the road somewhere

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Sunny and 68. Gotta love So-Cal. Rode to the Store today, does that count?
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I'll be riding to work in the rain, but hopefully home in the sun. Gotta' love North Carolina!

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RUTLAND....EAST WALLINGFORD...KILLINGTON 1022 PM EST SUN DEC 31 2006

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST MONDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST MONDAY FOR THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY...AS WELL AS WESTERN VERMONT AND THE WESTERN SLOPES OF THE GREEN MOUNTAINS.

SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL DEVELOP BETWEEN 1 AM AND 2 AM ACROSS THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY AND ALSO WESTERN AND SOUTHWEST VERMONT. THIS MIXED PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO ALL RAIN BETWEEN 7 AND 9 AM MONDAY MORNING AS TEMPERATURES RISE ABOVE FREEZING. A LIGHT SLEET AND ICE ACCUMULATION IS ANTICIPATED.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL LEAD TO...SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

I Don't think I 'll go out on the Big Rig tomorrow..... SOOoo I'll consider that SAFE

2014 V2 DL 1000 25 miles and Onward
IF I only Rode in Good weather..
I WOULDN'T get to Ride in Vermont.at ALL!
we have 2 types of roads in Vermont, Unpaved roads and decaying back to .............Unpaved roads..

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