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Old 06-15-2011, 06:36 PM   #10801
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Well I'm pumped to get on the road, should be gone mid morning on Friday. The truck is packed, I just need to strap the bikes down and go. I may have said so if I have, give me a break please. The snow pack is deeper than normal this year so it's forced me to look at new places on the map and read some different theads. Salida will be the first hub of this trip, with 4 mile, Poncha Pass/Bonanza. Heck, in the Bonanza area I counted 20 old mines on the map. It looks really interesting. I have been to Creede but just passed through. I really want to explore the area north east of Creede and then slip down to the South Fork area, below Del Norte. South Fork (of the Rio Grande) has tons of riding.

Well forgive me for rambling on, did I say that I'm PUMPED?

Godspeed my friend.

I'm praying that you and your son will engage on an entirely new level - one that will set the stage for the rest of your lives and beyond.

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Old 06-16-2011, 05:26 PM   #10802
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Good luck and have fun.

Got any pictures of the loaded truck?
Thanks but I think you are just fishing for some hot truck porn. I hate to disappoint you but my rig is just the truck next door. But I know it didn't happen with out pics so here have at 'em.





Wait I know what you are fishing for, you like 'em tied down don't you. Ok, (deep sigh) here you sick ba........

Here is some hot strap action...






Look that's all I can stand. I gotta go take a shower now. I hope you can live with yourself.

Oh, if you care to watch the SPOT for fun, here it is. Y'all ride safe now. Karl

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...X0tGFDmKBhakrq
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:20 PM   #10803
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I'll be headed back out that way in the next year or two. I am determined to finish the GDR. That thing kicked my arse a few years back and I wound up with a broken bone.

Ya'll have a safe trip. We'll be thinking about you.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:37 PM   #10804
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Looks great! Wish I was going with you!
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:28 PM   #10805
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Riders for Readers Benefit

Not sure if someone else has posted this already or not, but Eric sent me an email with the following info:

RIders for Readers benefit at the NEW Velocity building
3023 W. Marshall St.
Live band, food, bev
Swap met 2-6
Band starts at 7
Bring all your friends
More People = More Books for kids


Those of you who know Eric Engler and the team at Velocity know that they always do a great job on their outreach events. Should be a good time if you can swing through.
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:55 PM   #10806
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Father's Day

I spent a wonderful day with my son and my wife yesterday. My boy played hookie from school and we hung out together. When my wife got off work at noon, we visited a couple of gun shops and Richmond Harley Davidson to try on some bikes. None fit. My boy wanted to get me a nice knife for Father's Day, so we went to BassPro, where he got me a very nice stag handled pocket knife with a roll engraved blade, and we had dinner at Islamoroda.

Today, I spent the day at the Great Southeastern Skeet Tournament with my son and father-in-law. It was a really good day.

But...

I lost my father a few years ago, and I typically like to get away on father's day. So, tomorrow I'm headed out to Scottsville, Afton, and to ride down the BRP after church. If anybody would like to come along, you'd be welcome. I'll be riding my v-twin tomorrow, so I will not be winning any performance awards.

I'll be hitting the road from Powhatan Courthouse at 12 noon. Shoot me a pm if you'd like to meet me and ride. I'll probably get lunch in Scottsville.

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Old 06-18-2011, 04:48 PM   #10807
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TKC 80 questions

I registered for the Morton's Rawhide school on July 15th and wondering if I should go for a TKC 80 front tire to replace my Tourance? Or change both tires for the class with TKC's? Any thoughts? Or maybe a different tire than the Continentals?...How do the TKC's tires behave on the street?

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Old 06-18-2011, 04:52 PM   #10808
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I registered for the Morton's Rawhide school on July 15th and wondering if I should go for a TKC 80 front tire to replace my Tourance? Or change both tires for the class with TKC's? Any thoughts? Or maybe a different tire than the Continentals?...How do the TKC's tires behave on the street?

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Tons of reviews on the TKC's, and I don't remember hearing anything negative. Good in mild off road situations, and have good street manners.

YMMV.
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:45 PM   #10809
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Posting from Hays Kansas by phone, tech stuff is a wonder. No problems so far. Hit CO tomorrow and may even get in a jetting test ride. Y'all be good.
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:09 AM   #10810
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I registered for the Morton's Rawhide school on July 15th and wondering if I should go for a TKC 80 front tire to replace my Tourance? Or change both tires for the class with TKC's? Any thoughts? Or maybe a different tire than the Continentals?...How do the TKC's tires behave on the street?

cheers,

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TKC's are the best tire on the market for big dual sports. Especially for the big GS. I've ridden every condition with TKC's, from aggressive off-road to light, and aggressive street to light. Fully weighted and not. They always performed great. Believe it or not, they are very good on street and in wet conditions. I got 8,124 miles out a set, fully loaded and hard riding on a trip I took. Just my 2 cents..............
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:45 AM   #10811
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I like the TKCs on my big KTM...they work very well on and off the road...I'm currently running a Heidenau K60 on the rear to see if it lasts longer then the TKC...
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:26 AM   #10812
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I like the TKCs on my big KTM...they work very well on and off the road...I'm currently running a Heidenau K60 on the rear to see if it lasts longer then the TKC...

I agree with Michub. TKCs to me are quite predictable on the road . I would just run TKCs all the time if the cost was not so high..
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:13 PM   #10813
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Ordered the TKC's from Tire express

Thanks for the input.

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Old 06-20-2011, 02:12 AM   #10814
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I agree with Michub. TKCs to me are quite predictable on the road . I would just run TKCs all the time if the cost was not so high..
My favorite tire for the KLR as well. Very predictable on the road, and "decent" in the rough stuff.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:38 AM   #10815
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Decent looking South Bend Lathe in Fairfax here: http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/all...iew?auc=577588
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