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Old 01-15-2012, 06:20 PM   #16
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Well my trip that I was planning has been put off for at least a few weeks until the snow is gone and the ferry's are back on a normal schedule. So in the mean time I have been riding around here and there on some more back roads enjoying the empty roads and snow. Here is a video from today riding from my house down to the local water front.

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Old 01-17-2012, 09:31 AM   #17
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I'm happy for you. Looks like you are having a good start. You may actually benefit from having an older bike in that as you look for your wife's bike the older bikes are shorter as well. If you are OK doing close rides (with her) that don't involve higher speeds it may open up other options for her. Have fun and stay safe!
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:11 AM   #18
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Nice bike and ride reports. If your wife just wants a road bike and not a dualsport the KZ250LTD is a good choice. They fit a 4ft 11in woman very well. My wife is that height and rode her's for quite a few years. Loved your "home to waterfront" video. Dave
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:35 PM   #19
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Thanks for the great suggestions but she has her heart set on this classic Vespa 125cc that I just found behind a guys garage. I'm going to try to buy it from him and have her and I restore it. Otherwise she will just ride along with me when i get a larger bike in the next few months I hope.

On a side note, we are supposed to have Snow-ageden tonight in seattle with roughtly 7 or so inches of snow is that the news is saying. So if that does happen i will have another video up tomorrow maybe of my ride to and from work in the snow.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:35 AM   #20
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Ok so we got some real snow yesterday, roughly 5+ inches so I have to give it a shot. Really wish I had better tires that are more suited for this kind of thing, dam near ate shit more then a hand full of times.

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Old 01-21-2012, 11:55 AM   #21
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who's bike did you crash on in the first pic?
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:57 PM   #22
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Good for you, man. Enjoy. Wish I took more pics when I first started. Of course, film cost money. All you need to do is remember to have enough space on your memory chip!!!!!!
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:41 PM   #23
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who's bike did you crash on in the first pic?
Its my brothers Gilera DNA 50cc when I was in spain last year.

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Good for you, man. Enjoy. Wish I took more pics when I first started. Of course, film cost money. All you need to do is remember to have enough space on your memory chip!!!!!!
No kidding, just wish I could remember to make space on the card before I leave on the trips.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:58 PM   #24
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A couple years ago I bought my first bike in the late winter - an '02 KLR 650. I was pretty anxious to ride it so took it out a couple time in the ice and snow. Went pretty well until I dumped it a few times and realized it wasn't worth my health and budget fixing stupid repairs. I don't regret it, it was a hoot, but I've learned my lesson
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:52 PM   #25
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While not my first bike, (1st was a 77 XL75) I had a 79 version of that bike that I hit my first car with shortly after getting my license at 16. I then rebuilt it and rode that thing all around northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Enjoy your bike.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:17 AM   #26
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well after ordering a new helmet, pants, and a few other things for the bike I got some bad news. There is something wrong inside the transmission. I can yank the engine and take it over to a local bike shop for I'm looking at $600 roughly in labor alone so after talking with the wife it looks like I am now in search of a newer bike until I can pull this one apart and fix it.

Trying to track down a DR350 or DRZ400 right now. From what I have read those seem like a perfect fit for me. So once I get something new there will be more updates on my travels.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:45 AM   #27
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A couple years ago I bought my first bike in the late winter - an '02 KLR 650. I was pretty anxious to ride it so took it out a couple time in the ice and snow. Went pretty well until I dumped it a few times and realized it wasn't worth my health and budget fixing stupid repairs. I don't regret it, it was a hoot, but I've learned my lesson

Sucks living in the midwest sometimes but its Ok right now.

Nice little bike BTW, would love find something like that!
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:47 PM   #28
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Well today I purchased a new bike, 2001 Suzuki DRZ400, so many more and longer trips are in the works now. Stay tuned.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:36 PM   #29
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after 6 hours of riding i stopped to take a break and enjoy the view.


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Old 02-05-2012, 02:33 PM   #30
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Go east! We really like the back roads in Maple Valley and Enumclaw. I am happiest when I am away from all of the traffic. There are some really nice roads to Fall City, Carnation and Duvall. Check those out.
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