New Years Day ridin'

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Need For Speed, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. Need For Speed

    Need For Speed Ridin' fool(ishly)

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    <SMALL>Who else ventured out today for a some New Years Day ridin'? Photographic proof preferred...</SMALL>
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  2. oldmonkeybut

    oldmonkeybut Digital Emigrant

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    Unfortunately no pics of the first ride of the year from me. I hope this isn't how the rest of the year is going to go. What started out this morning as a crisp short shakedown cruise on one of our vintage CT90 Hondas turned into another installment in the Vintage Honda Ride and Push program. After a few laps up and down the driveway I decided to go check out the frost on the other side of the valley below our house. The frost was interesting, like small white ferns hanging off everything. Things were going quite well right up until the large cloud of smoke and total flameout. Almost an hour later I made it back to the shop. Wet black gooey plug and a distinct lack of compression. Happy New Year !!!
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  3. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    I went out for a couple of hours today. Couldnt resist with the unusual sunshine and all.

    Even though it was only 37 degrees out I rode all over the backroads of Lacey and Olympia on my Road King.

    Didnt take any pics...too busy enjoying the ride. :evil
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  4. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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    Nice Tiller. :D
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  5. Mr. Cob

    Mr. Cob Howling "Mad", Adventurer

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    Howdy All,

    I posted this over in the Nor-Wet photos thread.

    Howdy All,

    Went for a New Years day ride with Chris, worked our arses off in the deep snow, had a great time, I am tired, and very wore out, only fell twice, once to the left, once to the right, Chris didn't get a photo so technically it never happened. :wink:
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    The mighty Tdub gets high mark on the mountain on this section of the ride.
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    Three Eagles gave us quite a show, riding the thermo coming up the side of the ridge.
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    Mt Rainer, about 130 miles away from where we were riding, this photo was taken zoomed in as close as my cheap camera would go.
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    Mt. Rainer, is in-between the bikes, no zoom, 130 miles away.
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    Chris is "lubricating" the gate. :eek1
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    This gate and its story will be shared around the camp fire for years to come. :evil
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    What a great day, not to cold, very sunny for this time of year, Thanks Chris for inviting my slow old arse to ride with you today. :clap:clap:clap
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  6. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    I would have loved to up in the hills around here, but since the freezing level was so low (it was freezing at my place at 500ft) I knew I would hit ice, then snow before I hit dirt.

    So I wandered over to Cycle Gear where they were serving free chili before the Polar Bear Run.

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    The Ruckus Gang made a showing :lol3

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    Didn't care much for the route, so just rode my own ride.

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  7. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    I would like to hear the story of how and who was able to get the roost mark under the gate :lol3
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  8. Mr. Cob

    Mr. Cob Howling "Mad", Adventurer

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    Howdy Tom,

    The hill coming down to the gate is quite steep, the roost mark is actually on the up hill side of the gate, its an optical illusion that it looks like its under the gate, I think it was more of a skid mark trying to stop before crashing into the gate.
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  9. SportsGuy

    SportsGuy icanhazdirt?

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    No riding. :(

    I tried to install aux LED lights today. Job one, make the mounts. Job one, fail...LOL

    Screw it, I'll just head to Home Depot this week and buy some L brackets. The aluminum plan I had just isn't goign to work out.

    So, while I was messing with my bike for a few hours today, I failed to so much as turn the engine over. *shamed*

    I was sorely tempted to hit a trail today, but wanted to try to get the lights mounted. I threw in the towel eventually and just went back to the warmth of the fireplace to sort new tools. :D

    Nicely done to the intrepid few who ventured out today. Fascinated with the rear wheel chain on the TW200, too!
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  10. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Did the Portland Polar Bear Run also...well at least part of it.

    Nice turn out for a really "burry" day. Third year in a row I made this ride, it's a lot of fun. Kinda hard to recognize folks though as everybody is so bundled up.
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    Some nice bikes braved the weather. Not sure this fellow has heated gear!
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    Some of the bikes had interesting security systems.
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    Made it up to Lake Merwin, before things went all nasty. The first icy corner I came to there were a couple of bikes that went down. Some more daring guys went on, but me and ice don't mix so I turned around. Met Jungleman and his boss in the crowd here, funny how I missed them at the start.
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    Ice no bueno
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    Nice woody made it up to the icy corner also. Not sure if he went on though.
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    Nice day for a ride, hope others made it out also.
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  11. bensgone

    bensgone Been here awhile

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    Bought a bmw r1150rt today and rode her home, the dual sport needed some time off!
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  12. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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    Also saw eagles - over the Hood Canal.
    Sorry - no pictures - but another inmate and I rode HWY 101 out to Potlatch and back from South Sound Sears. Icy parking lots first thing in the morning, but the roads were okay.
    After-ride I swung by the German Diner in Lacey for a cold bier and hot meal... :kbasa
    Happy New Year!
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  13. SportsGuy

    SportsGuy icanhazdirt?

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    Congrats on the addition! Nice ride. :)
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  14. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    This guy stopped by on the New Year's Eve. We tried to get him to jump the fire but . . . HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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  15. outfront

    outfront Been here awhile

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    I was going to ask the same question. :wink:
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  16. Jeffer

    Jeffer Been here awhile

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    Took the wing out with my son and put round 70 mi on it in the FREEZIN BEJEEBERS :eek1 No pics but it was great to have the sun shinin!
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  17. Tragic6

    Tragic6 n00b

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    I went out for a spin on my trust 1978 SR500 Yamaha on New Years day.

    This was the first ride in 5 month as after crashing my 1983 Tenere during the APC Rally in August, breaking my R leg and busting my L shoulder I told the wife that I wouldn't ride any more in 2012.

    Unlike all you Northerners, it was a plesant 13C when I set off at 7am in the morning. My ride took me along some of my favorite roads and a few that were new to me and I covered 435km through the Mid North of South Australia and Souther Flinders Ranges in just on 6 hours of riding.

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    Although the picture show the SR only on dirt roads, only about 100km was on the dirt with the majority of the ride was on narrow country bitumen roads.

    It was a pleasant 34 C, when I arrived home for a well earned rest. Unfortunately, about an hour after I got home, I looked out the front window to be greated by this;

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    The joys of living in the country in Australia, an out of control bushfire 300m from my front gate. The rest of my New Years day was spent running around making sure my fire fighting gear was working and helping the neigbours. Fortunately, the CFS (Country Fire Service) wer on the ball and by 6pm, with the help of 3 choppers and a fixed wing water bomber everything was pretty well under control.

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    While we were doing some perimiter check, a group of us were fire bombed, buts whats a bit of AFFF between freinds.

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    By night fall the CFS crew were well on there way to having sorted out and were preparing to spend the night mopping up the fire ground.

    So, all in all, an interesting new years day.

    CJ
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