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Old 01-26-2014, 03:38 PM   #4411
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Collinsville, Illinois---Sunday 1-26-14
Did you boys find anything cool?
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:43 PM   #4412
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Did you boys find anything cool?
Not me or my friend. I got to meet the owner of Monster Bicycle Company, which I'd been wondering about. My friend did exchange contact info on an 1890's Sterling, as the two of them are both into that era of bikes and both have stuff each are interested in. But, there were only about 1/2 the booths of 2yrs ago. I probably won't go again, because of that.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:09 PM   #4413
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Thanks,, getting a new bike makes not having a motorcycle a little easier


Rides very, very nice. Looks very organic. I like it a lot.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:30 PM   #4414
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Excuse me if I already posted this.
But I rode the "Katy" bicycle trail last year--it's an old railroad bed---about 250 miles.
It's a super scenic ride across Missouri---I camped the whole way and rode it alone.


So--if your bored---the story is at this link.

http://www.bigdogadventures.com/KatyTrail.htm

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Old 01-26-2014, 06:45 PM   #4415
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My Fargo's made this thread a couple times but here's another chance :). Just up the trail from Cooper's...

I need to do that ride again one day.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:58 AM   #4416
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Thanks,, getting a new bike makes not having a motorcycle a little easier
That's how I've been coping.

Some folks don't realize exactly how much bicycles can cost. I've got a new GS-Adv w/ bags in the garage if you add up what my bicycles are worth (to the insurance co)

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Old 01-27-2014, 06:36 AM   #4417
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That's how I've been coping.

Some folks don't realize exactly how much bicycles can cost. I've got a new GS-Adv w/ bags in the garage if you add up what my bicycles are worth (to the insurance co)

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Tell me about it, I spent a whopping $1,400.00 on a bike last year and my wife gave me shit for it for months.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:21 AM   #4418
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Show us your bicycle.

My Yeti SB95 Carbon Race was waaaay more expensive than my first car

We currently have 5 motorcycles and it cost more than 3 of them put together.

...but it sure is fun to ride

Is it wrong that thinking of selling two of the motorcycles to add more bicycles to the garage?

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Old 01-27-2014, 07:41 AM   #4419
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That's how I've been coping.

Some folks don't realize exactly how much bicycles can cost. I've got a new GS-Adv w/ bags in the garage if you add up what my bicycles are worth (to the insurance co)

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I was sitting around a table with about 15 guys, all riders, 7 or so of which are local fast guys. One of the non racers (I don't race either) asked how much it costs to get a good bike these days and without hesitation the guys said $10K..... Nobody even flinched. I just laughed.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:47 AM   #4420
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I just had a bicycle built and it was close to $4000.00 by the time it was finished. I got it the day before Thanksgiving and now have about 1800 miles on it. It was well worth the cost. The more you use it, the cost drops. I couldn't justify it if I just hung it on the wall. Ride on.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:48 AM   #4421
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I was sitting around a table with about 15 guys, all riders, 7 or so of which are local fast guys. One of the non racers (I don't race either) asked how much it costs to get a good bike these days and without hesitation the guys said $10K..... Nobody even flinched. I just laughed.
Yeah, but put my big ass on a 10k bicycle and I'm still going to get dropped like a bad habit on the next ride. Can't buy speed like you can on MC's.
I have a Calfee mtb tandem in the showroom that costs upwards of 12k. But then again, look at the price of a new K1600GTL.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:18 AM   #4422
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Yeah, but put my big ass on a 10k bicycle and I'm still going to get dropped like a bad habit on the next ride. Can't buy speed like you can on MC's.
You and me both....

BUT, I still think bikes and moto are the same in the statement. It's not the bike, it's the rider.....
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:46 AM   #4423
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Tell me about it, I spent a whopping $1,400.00 on a bike last year and my wife gave me shit for it for months.
That's nothing! I was in Astoria this fall while riding down the coast. They were kindly letting my friend use a work stand so she could change her brake pads. There was a family wandering around, three generations. The grandpa and his son were wearing leathers and their Harley's were parked out front. Grandpa remarks how a 3-speed cost $50 back in his day, and now the one in front of him was $400!

I wonder how much a Harley cost in the '50's and what do they cost now? I think it's called inflation.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:08 AM   #4424
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Tell me about it, I spent a whopping $1,400.00 on a bike last year and my wife gave me shit for it for months.
This is one reason I don't buy complete bikes....
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:29 AM   #4425
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Who cares what it costs when it looks/performs like these.. Yep still saving little by little. If you're curious I'm working on a 953 Four Seasons.
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