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Old 11-10-2013, 05:28 AM   #46
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I am really digging this report!

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Old 11-10-2013, 06:03 AM   #47
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Yup, great write up sir.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:46 PM   #48
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I am really digging this report!

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Yup, great write up sir.
Thank you kind sirs!
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Old 11-10-2013, 03:10 PM   #49
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Odd and Ends

First off....

BUSTED!



I think this was Nebraska, eta lunchtime.

Stopped off at Taco John's (meh) for some cheap, fast eats - and busted these guys trailering it! Couple of KLR's, a 1150GS, and some other stuff headed for where I just came from. Nice guys, but shame, shame, shame....

And

My last gas stop was in Ohio, on the Turnpike. It was Sunday of Labor Day weekend, so the parking area of the food court was Harl-tastic. I bet there were at least 50 bikes there, and the whole crew of riders and passengers. The bikes were parked right in front, out in the sun. I roll past them, nod, and pull around the corner to park in the shade. It's hot as hell still, full sun.

A little party of them came over (I was shocked by this BTW) 3 guys, 2 women. I was friendly, said hello and asked where they were headed, etc. The conversation quickly retarded into some whys and hows of my riding gear on a day like this, etc. I tried to explain how yes, I'm sweating, but the wind then cools you off and it feels like you are in the shade - - but I realized they were in vests, t-shirts, with some raw looking sunburns as trophies. This was going nowhere. The conversation died awkwardly.

Their goal was to ride East across Ohio to the PA line - and then back. Today. On the Turnpike.

We live in a strange world.

Thanks all for reading and taking the time to comment!

p.s. Sorry for the Harley bashin' if it reads that way. Free country and all, do what makes you happy. Peace.
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Old 11-10-2013, 05:29 PM   #50
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Thanks for a great RR ! Give me the back roads and dirt any day !
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:39 AM   #51
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Thanks for a great RR ! Give me the back roads and dirt any day !
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Thanks, that was fun (even from my desk, now what am I supposed to do until lunch ?)
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:05 AM   #52
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Great report!

I was at an open house for a race shop a few weeks ago here by the beach. As i stood around inside the cooler race shop taking photos of the CRT bike they built, my friend asks me if I am hot. I replied yes.
We laughed.

As in: Does this gear make me look hot? It's a problem all adventure types have to bear.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:43 AM   #53
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Yep. I got asked that a lot during the week, cause it was a steamer for sure.

I just say "yes" and point to my Camelbak hose. "it's a lot easier to replenish water than blood" is my usual answer.

I should add that the massive crew from the Turnpike passed me before too long. I wave as always - and probably 20% returned the gesture.

It wasn't long until we caught up to a big line of rain showers coming off the lake. The group was now huddled under a series of bridges in a construction zone.

Not even slowing - I zipped up my vents and continued on past unaffected.

I hate riding in the rain. But that was pretty fun
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:02 AM   #54
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I stopped giving more than a simple 'yes' answer to the all-too-frequent question: "Aren't you hot?".
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:08 PM   #55
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I stopped giving more than a simple 'yes' answer to the all-too-frequent question: "Aren't you hot?".
My personal favorite is at the gas or food stop:

"How do ya like that thing?" - in reference to the bike.

Ummm - I hate it - it's a piece of shit. That's why I rode it into the boonies for a week of my life!
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:33 PM   #56
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I stopped giving more than a simple 'yes' answer to the all-too-frequent question: "Aren't you hot?".
You missed an opportunity

Next time in response to that question, deadpan:

"Aw, thank you!"
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #57
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The contents of your junk drawer are mighty fine. Thanks for sharing.
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