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Old 09-09-2010, 07:43 PM   #61
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Since a two up bike is being bought and Nanc is taking the MSF class does that mean she will be piloting and Dale will be relaxing on the back ? Yeah, Nanc - - - - that's the way to do it ! ! !
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:48 PM   #62
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Nanc says...

Time will tell. But she said it with a smile on her face!
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:11 AM   #63
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Breakfast and Vintage Trials
8:30 AM
Saturday 9/10/10
Harvest Moon Restaurant
20 S 2nd St. Rockford, WA
Competition starts at 10:00 am, meet at 8:30 gives us an hour to eat and visit then a half hour to get to Fairview and find the place.

Here's the info about the Trials: http://www.100megsfree3.com/ahrmanw/aaMX_SpokaneWA.htm
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:03 PM   #64
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Who is gonna buy my breakfast?
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:20 PM   #65
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I will.... if you don't eat too much!
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:03 PM   #66
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Who is gonna buy my breakfast?
I don't know who's going to buy your breakfast but you're going to buy mine aren't you?

I see there's a nice ST for sale up a few threads.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:08 PM   #67
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I don't know who's going to buy your breakfast but you're going to buy mine aren't you?

I see there's a nice ST for sale up a few threads.
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:05 AM   #68
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It's home!

Got the R1150RT home yesterday afternoon. Took about nine hours to travel the 400 miles. Spent some time in McCall thawing out a bit and having lunch. starting melting around Riggins. By the time i got home I was pooped. I put the bike up on the center stand, Nanc comes out and first tries out the pillion. Says it's very comfortable. THEN, she slips into the front seat and says she likes that too.

We agree I get to pilot for 4-5 years, and then she takes command. (Maybe I'll have to get another bike by then). She says I'll be so old by then that maybe she'll get me a sidecar! Smart *ss!

First impressions; totally different feel than the Dakar, DAH! Smooth and quiet. I came out of McCall doing 55, then looked down at speedo to see I was actually doing 85..there is no sense of speed on this bike! Did the twisties up between Boise and McCall and then from New Meadows to Riggins so easily I had to force myself to slow down. Pulled up White Bird like is was flatland.

O.K., time to stop! Two great bikes in less than a year, that's enough. Still have lots to learn.

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Old 09-14-2010, 09:43 PM   #69
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Yea DALE! Glad you're liking your new bike! I'd love to test drive a Vstrom... but I'm still a little chicken to ride somebody else's bike yet.

Anybody heading to the Trials Competition in Newport this weekend? I'm taking my ATV (kids accompanying) instead of my KLX...
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:28 AM   #70
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Trials :-(

Hi Buttercup! Trials every weekend and always something else to do. Have in-laws showing up this weekend. Would really like to watch the trials sometime. Have been interested in them since the '60's (Yikes!).

Have fun with the kids. Oh, I've always liked the Wee-Stroms; would also like to try one sometime. If you ever want to try out the Dakar, let me know. The seat is at 34.5" and it weighs over 400 lbs. But is a very fun ride.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:29 AM   #71
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Hi Everyone,

I got a lot of pictures from last weekends Trials but the internet where I am right now is too slow to be able to do much picture posting. I'll post them when I get back to real internet.

PNWbuttercup, you're in charge of taking pic of the trial this weekend. Oh yeah, where's the pics of the vintage motocross from last weekend.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:00 AM   #72
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Hi Buttercup! Trials every weekend and always something else to do. Have in-laws showing up this weekend. Would really like to watch the trials sometime. Have been interested in them since the '60's (Yikes!)..
We recently changed our club rules so that it is now permissable to bring inlaws to our events.
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:27 AM   #73
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"Spent some time in McCall thawing out" a bit and having lunch. starting melting around Riggins.
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These statements about "Thawing out in McCall" are inconsistent with my experience after living there for 11 years....
People go there to "Fast Freeze" things!!!
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Old 09-15-2010, 10:57 AM   #74
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Brrrrr!

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These statements about "Thawing out in McCall" are inconsistent with my experience after living there for 11 years....
People go there to "Fast Freeze" things!!!
I started out nice an warm in Boise, temp probably in the low 70's. By the time i got to McCall, I was COLD! Stopped for coffee and a late breakfast, suited back up, and headed toward Riggins. By New Meadows I was warm, at Riggins it was in the mid-90's. Once up to Grangeville, the rest of the ride was nice and warm, but physically numbing. Not used to riding that many miles in one day. The bike sure is comfortable though.

Do you the name of the restaurant in McCall that the bike is parked in front of? From inside, you can look down at the marina and watch the sailboats. They had a great bacon and egg breakfast!
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:00 AM   #75
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Pic of first view

When I got to the airport at Boise, Mike (the soon-to-be previous owner) picked me up. I got my first view of Blue. That's Mike from Twin Falls in the pic. Very nice guy, very clean bike!
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