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Old 07-03-2012, 05:01 PM   #46
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Out riding yesterday

Headed south on the Murphy road, back into Ferguson Flats area yesterday morning. Nice mix of gravel and cold mix with small tight corners to lean over on.The air was so still you could smell the wild rose flowers as you went by. Great ride.

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Old 07-04-2012, 11:25 PM   #47
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Thanks for the ride report grumpy bear, that's really nice country you picked for a ride, beautiful day out too!

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Old 07-05-2012, 05:46 PM   #48
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Hey grumpybear, were you pulling a trailer behind a trike yesterday? Saw somebody of that description at Tim's.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:08 PM   #49
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Maybe

It might have been me. We bought a new tent trailer so I thought a windy day would be a good time to see how the sidecar rig pulled the trailer. The rig is white and the trailer black. Would have been around 5 pm.

Were you there?

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Old 07-05-2012, 10:27 PM   #50
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How did your bike handle in the wind, it was pretty strong at times yesterday. Nice looking rig you have there. Its like I have radar when someone is wearing a riding jacket or is carrying a helmet. Think I could pick you out of a line up.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:21 AM   #51
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The rig handled the wind really well. The trailer is narrower than the rig so it fit into the slip stream. Thought the side winds would have been more of an issue but only ended with a sore neck from the wind buffeting my helmet.

The rig is actually my wife's. I just get to maintain it, change oil etc.

Fresh and Clean??

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Old 07-06-2012, 08:04 AM   #52
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wth?

Thought I was the Sherlock LOL
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:07 AM   #53
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so...

Sherlock, where were you sitting? With the young lady?
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:38 AM   #54
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Sherlock, where were you sitting? With the young lady?
I've moved on to more mature ones now. I was one of the two 50ish guys sitting at the table in the corner by the drive thru exit.

Are you going out riding this weekend?

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Old 07-06-2012, 06:57 PM   #55
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:16 PM   #56
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #57
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Update on the K60's

Have found the K60 Scouts have a howl at 100-110 kph, then it goes away. Another inmate on the site mentioned increasing the pressures upto 41 PSI which I did. The howl changed to a different speed and the handling on gravel was terrible so I decreased the pressures back to 36 PSI. Looks like I either drive faster or push the ear plugs in deeper.

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Old 07-10-2012, 08:11 PM   #58
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Riding today

South of the Dickie Bush church, south of Bellis is a little side road with a 17% grade on it. In a car it's a hoot coasting down the hill and stopping for the stop sign about 3/8 mile from where you started. I tried it on the bike today, just couldn't get into the coasting thing, much more fun to run under throttle. I tried to use my Drift camera to show the grade but it just shows up as a gravel road. On the way back I drove around some of the cottage areas on Upper and Lower Mann lake as well as the camp ground on Floating stone lake. Just have to remember to keep hydrated with the heat!

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Old 07-10-2012, 08:18 PM   #59
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South of the Dickie Bush church, south of Bellis is a little side road with a 17% grade on it. In a car it's a hoot coasting down the hill and stopping for the stop sign about 3/8 mile from where you started. I tried it on the bike today, just couldn't get into the coasting thing, much more fun to run under throttle. I tried to use my Drift camera to show the grade but it just shows up as a gravel road. On the way back I drove around some of the cottage areas on Upper and Lower Mann lake as well as the camp ground on Floating stone lake. Just have to remember to keep hydrated with the heat!

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We'll have to try that road together when I get back!!

I have the K60s on my Adventure and there is a howl but at much slower speeds, like around 80 kph... And when you come to a halt, you feel that they're 50-50 tires, as there's a small buzz in the bars @ about 25 kph and less, on tarmac... But I love them, much more than the Pirellis that came with the bike!! Just don't know how long they'll last!!
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:17 PM   #60
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Tried Grumpbears ride backwards tonight, south through Kehewin then east on Moose hills road over to the Murphy road. Yep, the smells were heavenly!

About Grumpybear...has anyone actually met him? Seems rather elusive, any coincidence school is out and his posting starts to ramp up. Teenager posting on here between matches of Warcraft?
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