Adventure in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I'd get it but my bike might get asphalt dust on it and I hate washing bikes.


    For the 1st time ever, all my bikes will be winterized and parked by next Wednesday until an undetermined date
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  2. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    You are getting use to that rocking chair next to the fireplace. :snoreReading a good book:*sip*, telling the grand kids what a bad ass you were back in the day.:super
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  3. satur9

    satur9 angry black guy

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    Is this what you mean by winterizing

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  4. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Going to tell them "DON'T DO IT, YOU'LL BE BROKE AND BROKEN FOR LIFE!

    Besides, only have one grandkid and she already knows I'm goofy as hell

    Michael
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  5. sangfroid

    sangfroid Long timer

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    If I won't ride that far for a tag in nice weather, what makes you think I would do it in crappy weather?

    (:augie)

    BEAN
  6. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Snow has never been a problem, I've Moto camped in snow and rode to Cleveland in a blizzard only to be ridiculed for abusing a motorcycle. I typically ride all winter, but some poor soul died so his body parts could repair my knee with titanium hardware. I won't be riding til the cadaver either holds or dies a second death. Hoping to have full range of motion before the thaw.

    Michael
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  7. slammer218

    slammer218 Slammer

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    If I know you well, and I think I do, you will be riding in March as soon as you can get a leg over her.. Cold rain or heat has and never will be a problem for you. Nothing for you to prove to anyone.. Ride on Mike. Just let me know when after the holidays...
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  8. ohioroadrat

    ohioroadrat It`s YOUR fault !

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    Good luck on the surgery,hope you heal fast....feel sorry for your wife,I can hear you now..."Honey,can you peel me a grape?"
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  9. Trapshooter

    Trapshooter Just Monkeying Around

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    Good Luck Mike, and heal fast. I feel for you, I'm still two or three more operations for my leg, knee and ankle.

    Dave
  10. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    The surgery is nothing big, just a pain because of needing a range of movement brace for about a month. Some of you guys that have been hit by, or hit cars, have had it way worse than I will, in most ways, mine was self inflicted.

    I should have realized I was racing on a rear flat by the way the bike was sliding around but I thought it was because it was the last test and I was pushing harder than usual, which I was. Wheely-ing up over bull nosed ledge off-center at speed was my second mistake, thinking I could save it was the third. I rode into town on the 640 to get ice and drugs then laid on the trailer floor all night drugged up with ice on it but my knee wouldn't bend far enough to put my foot on the peg seated. The fourth mistake was lining up the next day for the next round of tests and popping it again in test 2. Driving myself home from SC was a test all in its own.

    Working on a project bike for next season so I better not F* up the Docs orders
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  11. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I made that mistake when they repaired the left knee the 1st time. As soon as I can bend my knee far enough to move from gas to brake, I'll be mobile again. At least this time I won't have to clutch with a cane.
  12. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    Let me know if you need any help opening and trying out your Christmas presents during your recovery.
    Get well soon:thumb
  13. SFDemo

    SFDemo Been here awhile

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    That sounds like a hoot, do you have a date range in mind? I need to get clear with the boss.
  14. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    Haven't nailed it down yet, should know before Christmas. I will PM conversation you with more info.:*sip*
  15. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Probably won't be anything fun as we typically don't spend much on each other, however if you are up this way, you're welcome to see what's rideable.

    I was test riding my own Christmas present to myself this past weekend. I found out the hard way, you really need to adjust a headlight before it gets dark or you spend 20+ miles at 30 mph only seeing 30 square feet 10 feet in front of you. I got it up to a little over 90 on 93 on Saturday and it was still pulling but the revs were too high. Now I just need to get the rest set up and adjust the gearing. Hopefully that will get me more than only 50mpg :(

    I have a frankenthumper I am rebuilding as well. If you want to come up and disassemble three XL125 motors so I can make one, I won't complain!
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  16. penzone

    penzone Been here awhile

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    I had a friend recently tell me to get my kids hooked on bikes (like it was an option)...they'll never have any money to develop a drug addiction.

    Pretty sound parenting, really.
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  17. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    It is true to a point, if they stick with it. But you have to beware of their friends, they will ruin a future motorcyclist. My step son is proof of that, a kid who had a YZ250 and could have ridden anything in my garage, chose to drop out of school and shack up with, and knock up, a trailer park skank on his 18th birthday, then went on to tour Ohio's finest incarceration facilities. Haven't seen him in nearly 8 years.

    Since I was a kid, I spent every penny on bicycles, then motorcycles and bicycles. Some times I didn't have enough money to race and buy groceries so I'd use a credit card for the groceries so I'd have cash for the races. I get my clothes from discount outlet stores. I rarely bought new motorcycles and my gear was always well used. I think I am the only person who has ever competed for 3 decades and never bought an exhaust for my motorcycles. I only ever set up the suspension and made them comfortable. After decades of rain suites over whatever, I finally bought a Klim Badlands kit, and of course, I used a coupon, and it hasn't rained on a ride since.

    I'm still cheap but working at AES has afforded me to buy a few things I never would have before, but usually only if it's on closeout.
  18. Rich B

    Rich B Long timer

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    Good luck with the knee rebuild Mike. I will try to avoid kicking your crutches out from under you when I stop in AES for a rare visit this winter
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  19. SStiffler

    SStiffler Been here awhile

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    Busy and broke kids are good kids!

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  20. motodirtlover

    motodirtlover Motodirtlover

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    HOLY CRAP! that is VERY familiar!! I resemble that remark.
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