Detroit Greetings

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Bruno T ., Sep 2, 2008.

  1. bigtrailie

    bigtrailie Pursuing happiness

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    "Mini" ride report (small bikes).
    For the first time in a long time, I went riding in the dirt. I took my son with me on the trails south of St. Helen.
    The cool temps on Sunday, mixed with the wet sand from the down pours earlier that week made it a bit easier on him.

    But size 8 feet in size 7 riding boots got the best of him.
    Lunch break.
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    Yes, that's an XR70 and an XR80 in the background.
    Old timer selfie:
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    Later on we ran up on a HUGE black bear. I spotted it first as I crested a small hill. I stopped as soon as I saw it, pointing to it so my boy could see it. His eyes were big as pie plates. He'd never seen one before. He couldn't wait to tell his mom about it. Thankfully, he didn't mention the multiple occasions when he left his bike unintentionally (digger).

    On the ride back to the house, my son experienced another riding first -- riding through a downpour. No sense stopping...just power through it (albeit at around 20 mph). Sorry, no pics of the bear or the rain.

    The 40 mile loop was a lot of work for a first timer.
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    I hope the riding bug takes hold with him. Since the kids are growing and have so many sports and activities going on, I rarely get to ride anymore. With any luck, I'll end up like DFRNT and the young jedi (PBR) -- father and son enjoying each other's company while riding through the woods of northern MI.
  2. Marco Moto

    Marco Moto Voyager

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    Fantastic, thanks for sharing!
  3. hollywood_72

    hollywood_72 Been here awhile

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    Buy that kid some bigger boots and bike. I can only imagine what you looked like riding that 80 around the trails. :imaposer

    Kennedy
  4. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    [QUOTE="bigtrailie, post: 32603984, member: 12059 With any luck, I'll end up like DFRNT and the young jedi (PBR) -- father and son enjoying each other's company while riding through the woods of northern MI.[/QUOTE
    Moto kids,
    They grow up quick so get those rides in when you can.
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    My daughter (center)got married this weekend

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    and this guy (center) just got out of the Army and is having grand kid #2.
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  5. bigtrailie

    bigtrailie Pursuing happiness

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    We swapped bikes so he could get some experience with the clutch. So it kinda looked like this while I was on the 70:
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    As we were headed to the woods my son shouted something to me, so we stopped and I asked what he said. He repeated "you've got a flat rear tire".
    I told him not to worry about it...it was going to look like that all day. The 20 lbs of air in the tube was no match for the lbs on top of the seat.
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  6. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    Awesome, Matt !

    I didn't get any pictures unfortunately, but Kennedy was a happy guy on his sexy new Beta. He rocked the 120 mile loop like a champ.
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  7. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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    Can't beat it!
  8. Wine

    Wine Adventurer

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    Anybody happen to have either of the following and would be willing to let me borrow, rent, or buy either:

    A) D.I.D 530VX chain master link (or maybe any other 530 master link)
    B) 530 Size chain breaker & riveter tool

    Thanks in advance guys.
  9. matkal

    matkal Assault Commuter

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    Anyone know where BMW Detroit is moving to?
  10. DeansZG

    DeansZG Adventurer

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    Friend of mine stopped by there w/ the bikes crated up & asked what's up...

    New owner's relocating the shop to an empty car dealership on Rochester rd. near the Leader Dogs for the Blind facility.
  11. hollywood_72

    hollywood_72 Been here awhile

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    The only 2 pictures I have from Hoxeyville. (sorry, cell camera takes blurry pictures).

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    She's not new anymore.

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    Kennedy
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  12. matkal

    matkal Assault Commuter

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    Well that's inconvenient. They were a friendly laid back dealership I hope it remains so.
    Thanks for the info
  13. KTM640Dakar

    KTM640Dakar Motorsick

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    I see that I have been replaced by a younger more handsome riding buddy. Sniff, sniff.
  14. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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    Hey Bruno, can you teach me how to wheelie my scooter like in your avatar?

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  15. bigtrailie

    bigtrailie Pursuing happiness

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    You start by filling that top box with sand.
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  16. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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    LOL. But where will the cat ride?
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  17. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    Sand?
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  18. KTM640Dakar

    KTM640Dakar Motorsick

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    I know you are all jelious of my super sweet cat box. It's ok to copy my SHAY cool style.

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  19. Bruno T .

    Bruno T . N8YQ

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    Haha, i dig the handguards Steve.
  20. Dfrnt

    Dfrnt Just pluggin' along

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