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Old 03-23-2013, 04:04 PM   #91
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Ahhhhh Spring in MN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The sign on the road one can't see is Not Maintained Travel At Your Own Risk that's where we turned around.

Claude your tire groovier was a great idea she tracked really nicely in the mush no pushing or sliding in the front.

I'm sure Justin's thinking about the barbless trout fishing season, I think it may have just started.

As far as we got up one road,trout fisherman parked here.

The same spot as above he's headed where I wanted to go but thought better of it, I wasn't quick enough with camera, they stared at us a bit.

The beginning of the ride 80 miles would have been longer but got wet feet going to fast through a big wet hole and decided home for warmer feet would be a nice compromise.
Engine new pistons,rings and cylinders finally starting to run like the expensive German motorcycle it is, still very tight I figure this weather is perfect to make it work a bit.DB
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:15 PM   #92
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looks like a good ride. What river are you riding along there?
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:50 AM   #93
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looks like a good ride. What river are you riding along there?
That's all near Whitewater park and wildlife area near Elba I beleive that's the Whitewater river.DB
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:10 AM   #94
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Great pictures and you two sure know how to have fun.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:28 PM   #95
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Hello David I got out today for a run on th eroad that follows the top of shade mountain...snow and slush all went well.


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Old 03-24-2013, 04:27 PM   #96
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The Red Baron

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Until I saw you posted somewhere yesterday I was worried you were ill or somehow sidelined. The tire groover was a great idea, that tire works really well and the next one a 145/80 will get some groves also, I need to convince the other Dave to try it.
How's the temps there we are 20 degress below normal and have had 23.5 "of snow in March.I gotta try experimenting again with preloading the bar a little.
The Red Baron looks big I don't remember it being less agile than mine, so what kind of a fisherman are you ? And where did you acquire all the geometry (steering,trail,etc) information that you seem to carry around ? Sprint cars?, Yesterday my front staid exactly where I put and it was slippery enough I could induce a little sliding easily, it was perfect for me and Justin.DB
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #97
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Hi Claude, love the look of those bodies. Now, if you could only make a LHS one and ship to Australia.

Speaking of which, what's with the map of Australia decal on the sidecars fender? No dramas, just curious.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:05 AM   #98
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Hi Claude, love the look of those bodies. Now, if you could only make a LHS one and ship to Australia.

Speaking of which, what's with the map of Australia decal on the sidecars fender? No dramas, just curious.
It is an ADV decal that was sent was sent to me. Only wish I could visit down there someday..... So send me an email no reason we can't ship a left hand one to ya...lol.
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Only wish I could visit down there someday.....

Any of us down under would be honored to have any of you come visit.

Hmmm, "Worldwide Sidecar Meeting".......hmmm.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:24 PM   #100
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Good Friday Ride

Still plenty of snow here but it's going fast, I'm sure the official temp may have only hit 45 but the sun was warmer and I had a monkey available as I had not ridden it much with weight in chair other than Justin the Mini Schnauzer.
We loaded up Justin and buddy Serious Dick headed for the Zumbro River an looked over its journey to the Mississippi.

First stop the Spring Creek Moto X track home to possibly the toughest national moto-cross in the nation near Millville MN all the stars have and do ride here every year.

The Zumbro Bottoms camp ground geared for horse camping, dirt moto riders get it 2 weekends a year, there's about 50 miles of trails, they need the horse folks money to maintain, the two groups hate one another.
In 2wks there is a 100 mile trail run here for Ultra Marathoners, woman friend who's semi retired from the ultra's may show up and do one 17 mile loop.

The road we came in on, did a circle afraid to stop and came back out.

MN spring thick brown gumbo Conti Wintercontact worked good in back, Claude thanks again the grooved Nankang steered well and didn't load up.

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Were the Mississippi widens out to a mile or more wide and 30' deep Lake Pepin still frozen Just N of Wabasha MN we could see 8-9 Bald Eagles fishing in the open water, it stays open all winter so the valley has huge Eagle population.

A more professional Eagle watcher( I say pro judging by length of the lens) lots of them in river valley.
It was a good afternoon bike continues to improve as rings begin to seat, still convinced the auto front wheel is a huge improvement for my use.Steering was accurate and no scarey moments in soft gooey roads.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:09 AM   #101
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Dave,
You racks and stuff will be shipped this week.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:41 PM   #102
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Another Cool Grey ride

The insignificant other was off to a run she had always meant to do so Justin and I headed out shortly after 9AM even though it was only 36 F, more cool wet grey weather April in MN. We headed SE of the Mayo Clinic company town I live in. We ended up in Lansboro a little camping BB town in Root River Valley 150k bike trail and river tourism.It's in Filmore Cty that legend has it one used to have to be Norse and Lutheran to buy property in, I hope no one notices Justin and I are both German.

Typical spring morning and township road.

The Root River

Cool road on the Root

The town of Lanboro from a camp ground above a dam there was a guy in a motor home taking pictures of Justin and the rig.


Always a good sign !


Where you stop if you meet someone. It was a fun day close to 200 miles cold and the sun turns up about 2 PM as we get home got about 30mpg that has got to get better and should as engine breaks in it runs better at the end of every ride.DB
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:59 PM   #103
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Dave, Can you tell me where those roads are? Maybe put in a google map or something, I have been down there a few times, but never found roads like that. Thanks!
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:18 PM   #104
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Dave, Can you tell me where those roads are? Maybe put in a google map or something, I have been down there a few times, but never found roads like that. Thanks!
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I'm not a rocket scientist so it should be easy, I decide where I want to go and find the crookedest road on the gps screen heading that direction.The MM is right in Lansboro heading to Avian Acres, how old is your Wing allot of roads down there are very mushy this time of year.DB
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:30 PM   #105
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My wing is a 93, but its out getting the sidecar put on right now. Im riding my v strom around, which will soon be getting a more dirt friendly hack than the GW is. For now though, no hack on it, just some dirt tires :)

Thanks for the heads up on that MM, ill try to find that one. wish there was a map of all the MM roads in the state somewhere - the county maps are quite small and hard to tell whats what on...
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