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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-01-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Labor Day Weekend Wanderings...

in which a snake has a bad day, a Roadmaster eats a Mercedes, a dog wins, and I chased a rainstorm.

I was minding my own business, bopping along at about 50 when I startled a hawk up out of a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-01-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Jay, Sorry I missed your question until just...

Jay,
Sorry I missed your question until just now. It is a Harbor Freight wheel chock. Mounted it to the floor (rented hammer drill and bought a hammer drill bit--worked great.) Lets me just ride...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By radianrider
A couple of freeway blasts on my early '80's...

A couple of freeway blasts on my early '80's XL250 convinced me to get a street bike :D. Wish I still had the XL in the stable. Have a soft spot that Honda thumper sound.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Last really free day this summer

Meetings start tomorrow, classes start Monday...so I rode today. Had planned to meet up with Falconpunch01 yesterday, but the weather was a bit iffy--and I was lazy.

This ride is bittersweet each...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,645
Posted By radianrider
Congratulations! New bike day is always a great...

Congratulations! New bike day is always a great day! Beautiful bike.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-27-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Jeff, I'm up for running out and taking a look....

Jeff,
I'm up for running out and taking a look. Out of town for a bit, will get in touch when I get back. Can tell you, I get about 80 miles and I've got to get off that seat for a while. (Going...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Thank you. Enjoyed my visit to your blog.

Thank you. Enjoyed my visit to your blog.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Falconpunch01 joined me on a mild jaunt west of...

Falconpunch01 joined me on a mild jaunt west of Brownsburg. Thought he should see the way things used to be, so we hit the old gas station shown earlier. His DR650....
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Thanks, I'll take look. Branson on a CM400....

Thanks, I'll take look.

Branson on a CM400. :D Should be a relatively not-fast trip. Lots of time to smell the roses.

I'll enjoy reading the thread on bringing it back to life.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Never even saw it! My excuse is that the barn is...

Never even saw it! My excuse is that the barn is bigger and I was looking for a place to pull over.

Is that a knobby on the front of your CM400? Had a CM as my first street bike after getting...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By radianrider
Yup, that's my thread :D Good stuff here,...

Yup, that's my thread :D

Good stuff here, Jay.

I'm convinced the SV would be a good bike to join you on some of these trips...if I spend a bit more money on the seat and higher bars. Rode...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-14-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Beat the storms and rode this a.m. Headed...

Beat the storms and rode this a.m. Headed west/southwest of Mooresville.

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll288/oldrookie_2008/tractorfrontwider_zps9d801898.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-09-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Maybe Saturday, if the weather holds. Rode...

Maybe Saturday, if the weather holds.

Rode to Franklin today. Notable for two reasons:

1. Got a warning ticket near Waverly on 144. Speed dropped from 55 to 35 in about the length of the bike....
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
No problem, Falconpunch01. Looks like a great...

No problem, Falconpunch01. Looks like a great ride--on your bike. Pretty sure that ain't SV territory. Need a DR or KLR of my own apparently. :)

Also, not the bridge I took a picture of--it was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
That seems to be the one! I was going to look on...

That seems to be the one! I was going to look on Google, but that takes all the challenge out of it. :rofl

I didn't even know Darlington existed let alone a covered bridge, so that would be a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
I've always heard, "you don't choose a Guzzi, the...

I've always heard, "you don't choose a Guzzi, the Guzzi chooses you." So far I'm a wallflower in the Guzzi dance.

Blacktruck rides a Norge. Looks like a lot of bike.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Nice to hear from you, Ken. Been having a lot of...

Nice to hear from you, Ken. Been having a lot of fun riding this summer and the weather has been so much better than last year!

Sorry to hear you are stuck commuting-but as I recall, the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-06-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
[/QUOTE] I didn't even see the solar panel! ...

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I didn't even see the solar panel!

As for the picture--I hear his brother is the tough one!:rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-05-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Good day today. Met up with jdfog2 for coffee in...

Good day today. Met up with jdfog2 for coffee in Danville today as he started his quest to photo each county courthouse in Indiana. Only got one shot of him getting ready to head out after coffee...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-05-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Schedule depends on you guys more than me. I'm...

Schedule depends on you guys more than me. I'm on vacation in CA starting the last week of July, have a meeting or two (day or so only) at some point, otherwise--just kicking around to a large...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-05-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Made me laugh! I had a great time today as well....

Made me laugh! I had a great time today as well. Look forward to more searching for graveyards with you :rofl

As for the bridge...man, I wish I could help you figure out where it is. All I know...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-05-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Some great suggestions! I've been wanting to...

Some great suggestions! I've been wanting to explore along the Wabash River. Suspect there are some great places for photos waiting out there.

Brian? Jay?
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Substitute the Capitol building instead of the...

Substitute the Capitol building instead of the county courthouse! That one has some character.

Are you just starting the project?
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Just sent another one. Has my phone number in...

Just sent another one. Has my phone number in it. Feel free to check in tomorrow.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Not sure what the plan is for tomorrow. Would...

Not sure what the plan is for tomorrow. Would like to get out. I'll try to send a private message before noon. Be fun to ride with you if it works out.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Unsurefooting, Been to most of those, but not...

Unsurefooting,
Been to most of those, but not Mansfield. Will put it on the list.

Well, happy Independence Day!
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll288/oldrookie_2008/flag_zps0b4304db.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Unsurefooting, glad you are enjoying the thread. ...

Unsurefooting, glad you are enjoying the thread. I've only just begun riding out that direction and I am finding that there is a LOT more good riding to be had out that way. Plan to get out there...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Weird day for Indiana. High in the low...

Weird day for Indiana. High in the low '70's--extremely unusual. The average high is somewhere in the mid-80's. I put the liner back in my mesh jacket and I was very happy I did. Perfectly...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-30-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
What a difference a year makes! Last year we...

What a difference a year makes! Last year we were deep into a drought and everything was brown. We had weeks of temps of over a 100 degrees and it was miserable riding a lot of the time.

This...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-18-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Been riding a fair amount, but have very few...

Been riding a fair amount, but have very few pictures. Finally got my camera back from the repair shop, but can't find the memory card they insisted I take home for "safe keeping."

Left home at...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 27,816
Posted By radianrider
I loved the easy way it delivered power down low....

I loved the easy way it delivered power down low. The flywheel was pretty heavy at low speed and it just tractors around corners if you want. Once you rev it a bit, the flywheel splits and a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Good to hear from you, Ken. Think you nailed it...

Good to hear from you, Ken. Think you nailed it about the connection to certain bikes.

Feeling really fortunate to have the SV. I know most jobs have a sense of ebb and flow to them and for...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 27,816
Posted By radianrider
Thanks, VTwin. Only way I could do it was to...

Thanks, VTwin. Only way I could do it was to have another bike already in the garage. Bought an '01 SV650 last Memorial Day and have been riding it almost exclusively. Had hoped to keep the GR for...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 27,816
Posted By radianrider
Sold the GR today. Will use the cash and saved...

Sold the GR today. Will use the cash and saved insurance money to help with college bills. Two kids in college next year.

Learned a lot on the old bike and enjoyed riding it. Never finished the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-17-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
End of an era, sigh. Sold the GR650 today for a...

End of an era, sigh. Sold the GR650 today for a bit more than expected and bit less than hoped for. At least the guy who bought was really excited to get it. Has a bobber at home, but found it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-15-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
Jay, Should have had a plan last week and...

Jay,
Should have had a plan last week and contacted you before I headed out. Just never quite know where I will end up! Did notice you've got better riding out your way, so I'll likely be out that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-12-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
You win the "better riding" portion of the...

You win the "better riding" portion of the Indiana lottery, at least when compared to Avon.:D

Hope to see you out there a some point.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-10-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 25,205
Posted By radianrider
So after an exciting track meet last night (my...

So after an exciting track meet last night (my son ran a 9:49:02 3200 meter run to earn 3rd fastest all-time at his high school and win the race for the good guys--for those keeping score,) I had...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By radianrider
Check this one out. ...

Check this one out.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iDCwB3Q9ETo
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 80,689
Posted By radianrider
I'll play...

My '01 SV650
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll288/oldrookie_2008/bikeandivycoveredbarnwithvignetting_zps6c866640.jpg...
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