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post #21 of 36 Old 12-25-2017, 11:02 PM
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" Friday is a high of 48 F "

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post #22 of 36 Old 12-26-2017, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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Heat Wave!!
Better pack the thong
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Forecast for my departure from SLC on Friday is a high of 48 F (9 C).

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Chaps and a thong or commando style? The day will get warm enough.
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Chaps and a thong or commando style? The day will get warm enough.

From my house to Beaver, Utah is about 200 miles, that's where these winter rides usually start to warm up.
Beaver, a town of about 5000 residents has a couple good places to eat, but most often I just press on to St George or Vegas.

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Well another one in the books.
23 bikes this year varying from 300 Ninja to Spyder RT's.
5 Vstroms in the group, with 2 coming in from Utah.
Maybe we will see more next year!
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post #26 of 36 Old 01-02-2018, 01:53 AM
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Well another EXCELLENT one in the books.
FIFY.. Well done Mike! Every year that I've attended has been fun, but this year tops them all. Meeting Flounder was a highlight and the route, lunch etc was super! Thanks for this fun event!
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Flounder will be an owner by the next time we meet.
He will have to tell you about his near death experience on the way home!
Will look at a burger run around April.
Running South for Taco's Soon!
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FIFY.. Well done Mike! Every year that I've attended has been fun, but this year tops them all. Meeting Flounder was a highlight and the route, lunch etc was super! Thanks for this fun event!

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Flounder will be an owner by the next time we meet.
He will have to tell you about his near death experience on the way home!
Will look at a burger run around April.
Running South for Taco's Soon!
Mike
I have to say riding in the pitch black through DV, 169 miles back to the condo was the low light of the trip. I learned that my eyes have aged a bit since I've ridden in those conditions.... meh.. if everything was perfect life would be boring eh? DD was going to lead us back, but I think I got in the wrong place in line as we left Panamint and lost sight of him, that's ok, I had it in the GPS.

On our last day out, Snownut and I debated on whether to stay in Wendover or press on home. Adrian was in favor of staying, but my wife had been pretty ill for a while so I wanted to get home. That part of the trip, I-80, dark, 80+mph was the coldest part.

Looking forward to tacos or burgers... lets ride!

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Flounder and I discussed that area from Panamint to Stovepipe Wells was not marked real well, being tired did not help.
I had a lot of trouble reading the lines and with my progressive lenses I had to keep my head at a downward angle to see through the part of the prescription (long distance) clear.
Think I need to stick to single vision lens for riding as I really don't use my gauges on the bike, speedo is more accurate on nav screen and I shift by feel.
I have single vision Oakleys and they work great in the day time, but tint would of truly made that part of the ride ugly.
I need to tear down both bikes now and do deep service as they are about 3 years behind on care.
I keep getting a little wiff of anti-freeze and lost high and low beam in one lamp on my 1000.
Time to try LED!
Look forward to next meet up.
End of February we are discussing Taco's in San Diego
May be a turn and burn day trip, but if I can talk guys into overnighter we could do Salvation Mountain and Joshua Tree for slower scenic ride.
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New Year's Ride??? Sure..... rub it in!! Snowing and blowing like CRAZY here. HIGH temp tomorrow expected to rise to a scorching 5 degrees! Is it April yet?
Well, anyway, I hope y'all had a great ride. Happy New Year! I'm just jealous, is all!! :-)
Ride safe all.
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