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Old 12-01-2013, 05:03 PM   #16
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It doesn't look any bigger...
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:58 AM   #17
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It's only bigger on the inside.

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Old 12-02-2013, 09:15 AM   #18
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How are you gonna see that writing when you put the top thinghy on it?
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.... and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce, they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. JaxObssessed
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:42 AM   #19
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Well, it's printed on the small piston, so I can take it out of the box and look at it any time I want to
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:05 AM   #20
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I think you're blowing smoke up our skirts, NTTAWWT.
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.... and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce, they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. JaxObssessed
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:24 PM   #21
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I really want to go riding with you tomorrow Dan.
I want to see how you're going to put a heat cycle on the engine when it's 22 degrees up at Walker...In the sun.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:50 PM   #22
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You know Huskies love cold weather. Or is that the dog? Oh, well. I'll see tomorrow.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:57 PM   #23
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You know Huskies love cold weather. Or is that the dog? Oh, well. I'll see tomorrow.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:25 PM   #24
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I really want to go riding with you tomorrow Dan.
I want to see how you're going to put a heat cycle on the engine when it's 22 degrees up at Walker...In the sun.
Come out tomorrow. Say 10am?
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:57 PM   #25
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Okay, how cold was it? Really?

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This doesn't stop the Orange contingent. These boys are from Lynden and southwards. Clearly diehards.



That's all there was though, three oranges and a cherry 165 (both red and virgin).

No bugs to kill in the parking lot.


We tried, though.

Fifteen or twenty minutes of putting up a bit of Pat's and it was back to the car for warmer gloves and bit more air in the rear tire.

My favorite kind of Walker bridge



Ice coated but no big dropoff. I have been known to fall off of these things.

Who should I meet at the parking lot but Turnsleft, airing out his nice doggy. I get a good bit of new info about the North ADV collective, including the rumor that Tom Edison might have to change his name to Tom Woolley.

I do my chores and head up Tooler. The added cc's are quite a pleasant change on the climb up. I rode mostly in third with no clutch work. I ran into a bit of ice on the eco blocks at the top and forced a downshift and caused a stall, but otherwise smooth sailing, not the normal ride up in 125 configuration. This bike will be much easier to ride when I get tired.

Here's the top of Tooler. Very frosty. No mud at all, just lots of ice where it is normally running water.



Short Timers was a bit more of a chore. What looks like a puddle is solid ice.



I almost made it, rear tire first. The key word is almost.

This is why you want to ride with somebody else, preferably somebody younger and/or stronger. And in this case, with great balance skills and crampons on their riding boots. I wound up draggin' the bike by the front wheel to some solid ground and then grunting it back up on two wheels.

I ran across a couple more of these on Short Timers, and ducked out to the road to ride Webers, my favorite trail in Walker.

Oh well.



Trail closed until Sam gets there tomorrow, I'm guessing. No easy over or under, so I wimped back to the road and tooled down Tooler. I was now pretty leary of anything that looked like water, and managed to rub some of the cherry off the bike before I got to the car.



I gained a nice new dimple in the shiney pipe, and stopped at Taskey's on the way home for a new radiator shroud ($13.08). I don't want the bike to look too tatty, since some day I might get to ride with Keith again and have to park next to his pristine GG.

That's it, a mere 14 miles and a couple of WFO runs to get a sense for how much more lively the little bike is with hormones. The answer is "quite a bit". The downside is only that you can't really start it with your hand anymore like in 125 form. In the 30's it's a bit reluctant to restart in gear. I'll assume that'll improve when the weather is warmer and the bike is a bit more run-in.

Lots of fun. It's probably fast enough to hurt me, but then any bike is, with me on it.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:19 PM   #26
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:52 PM   #27
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very nice, good to burn in during the freeze.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:23 PM   #28
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Log? What log? It was a good day for a ride. The wind made it even colder than it already was. We never took our helmets off the whole time.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:31 PM   #29
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Heh, heh. I knew I just missed that trail by one day
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:31 PM   #30
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Thanks for taking out that tree.
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