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Old 01-24-2013, 06:43 PM   #2836
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And yes I know Mondays are the only times but I'm an optimist something may come up. Or use an accrued lieu day.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:28 AM   #2837
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It's never gonna work for everyone - pick a time and place and we can see how it evolves. I travel a lot for work, so it'll be hit and miss for me.

I like the coffee idea once its riding season, since I don't drink when riding. Besides, if we meet a Starbucks, I can ride the GSA and confirm all of Shibby's views on BMW riders
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:27 PM   #2838
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Bad coffee AND GS and Orange bikes?


I'm going to have to re-think my confirmation of attending...

...

If anybody knows of a clean, low mileaged XRR for sale let me know. I want another one.. Stolen is good too (kidding).
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:40 PM   #2839
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Ice tires mounted. Check. Heated grips installed. Check. Tear up and down the frozen alley behind my house a few times. Check. Ready to hit the lake!!


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Old 01-25-2013, 01:52 PM   #2840
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Bad coffee AND GS and Orange bikes?

Ahh, Starbucks...

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Old 01-25-2013, 02:21 PM   #2841
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The "scenery" adds nicely to the sub-par coffee. Hence my selection.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:36 PM   #2842
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We could bring laptops to starbucks and not be out of place.

Lee, I would like to see some of you computer mapping voodoo actually.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:46 PM   #2843
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Well, if we're all gonna bring our laptops, we might as well just meet here....
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Mr. Canoehead screwed with this post 01-25-2013 at 05:26 PM Reason: Added smilie to make sure nobody thought I was serious.....seriously
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:23 AM   #2844
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looks like fun! How long did it take to do up those tires?
They're made by Fournier out of Quebec. Have an extra road tire carcass inside the knobby tire.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:55 PM   #2845
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Re read summer's ride reports

Spent some time today reading the ride reports for rides I got to do this summer. Anybody else do that or just me? I just wanted to thank the people who made the summer so fun.

I got to go on my first ride with somebody, got to try water crossings, learned where lots of cool trails are, got lots of advice for good stuff to buy for the bike, learned exactly how tough a hill climb it too tough for me, and got to see riders ride big bikes like they were dirtbikes.

I look forward to meeting everyone I didn't get to meet already.

Can't wait for spring.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:57 PM   #2846
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flossandfly!

Why haven't you been out last week. Bumpy paved and dirt roads are open. Did MacLean as far as the gate. Cross Conservatory Rd. 242. Bunch of stuff between Turner Valley and Bragg Creek. I know some of this stuff isn't that exciting on an XRL but at least get out and ride. Dry roads all the way. Too late now. Snow Storm happening.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:42 PM   #2847
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I removed the smogtopus from my bike and haven't had time to put it back together. Even when I do, I have a lot of ice between the garage and the bare pavement. I got a headed vest and just ordered heated gloves so that should make it possible to ride cooler weather. I realize the xr650l may not be able to keep up to the demands of 2 heated accessories so I have some batteries I can keep in my pocket to power the vest.

If you know when you are heading out and want company, PM me and I will try to make it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:48 PM   #2848
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Rode this AM to work at 6:30. Gauge said -15 but it was all good. Mostly dry pavement. Not gonna ride tomorrow! Anyone up for a meet this Thursday night in SE? I should be good to go for a pint that night.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:50 PM   #2849
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Be good to get out with you again Floss and Fly. Had fun that time we happened to cross paths this summer. Still only have the big rig though, but I'm up for new challenges all the time anyway. Glad to hear you had a great season!

Hopefully get on a ride with Lycan and some of you other fellas sometime too. Spring can't come fast enough!
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:33 AM   #2850
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I have read some, and looked at all the pictures in just about every South American, Mexican ride report that has current posts. It may take a couple of years but as long as I am healthy I am determined to get down there. Mexico (Baja) first. With any luck 2014.

My bike is in the shop, and I have one small project to do when she gets home, but after that.... bring it on (Spring that is) !
Central and South America is my plan for retirement (still 7 years away). I hope to get down to Baja and other parts of Mexico (Copper Canyon perhaps ) before then for some practice trips first too. I had hoped to do Baja this year, but the timing didn't fit so I'm doing Rawhyde instead but will look at Baja again next year hopefully.

My bikes in the shop too, my shop that is. I'm fitting a few new/revised accessories and have Ohlins for the front and rear on the way.
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