riding the Glide

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by smilingKen, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. smilingKen

    smilingKen n00b

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  2. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    Wow, your bank is open on Sunday? What bank is that?
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  3. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Well I nearly got excited.
    Then you lost me.

    Don't tell this story in the present tense,
    if it's just a copy and paste job from your blog :ddog
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  4. dduelin

    dduelin Amazing grace how sweet the sound....

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    I can appreciate consolidating riding needs in one bike but for me more than one bike is more fun as the bikes can be more focused. If I could afford it I would have more than two and a scooter. I hope your new bike makes you very happy though.
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  5. marksbonneville

    marksbonneville Been here awhile

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    Carry on, I'm enjoying it :ear
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  6. GPrairie_Rider

    GPrairie_Rider Dirt Junkie

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    I like the Glide. But Harley apparel is ghey! Just saying.
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  7. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    Congrats on the new bike, I traded in my Road King for a Limited and couldn't be happier.
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  8. milo

    milo Been here awhile

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    Nothing like a brand new motorcycle and you picked a nice one. I bought my 09 EG standard in the Fall of 2008 and have enjoyed it ever since.
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  9. panhead_dan

    panhead_dan motorcycle addict

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    Thank you Ken for taking me back in time.
    What you are feeling, I have felt. While this feeling is not rare or exclusive, it does cost $20k to get the experience. So many things to smile about! Just now my mind went back to that new bike smell....

    Wishing you happy trails and thanks for posting!
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  10. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    I don't think anyone here cares which way you swing, you did not need to tell us that you were an expert at identifying potential partners:deal :1drink
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  11. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    Cool another rider; not a bar hopper!
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  12. boatpuller

    boatpuller Been here awhile

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    Ken, where did you get that map? What a good idea.
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  13. JakeS

    JakeS Yup

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    Bike looks way to clean i think it needs some dirt road action...

    Glad to see your enjoying your purchase and riding to eat which i also love doing...
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  14. boatpuller

    boatpuller Been here awhile

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  15. Cakeeater

    Cakeeater Been here awhile

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  16. e.t.

    e.t. Certified User

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    The Classic seems to be the new "king" at the moment. A lot of scoot for the money. Enjoy:1drink
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  17. dc1450

    dc1450 Adventurer

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    Nice ride, a clone of my '09, 103 aside. My question though, looking at your map, how did you get to Maine without passing through New Hampshire?

    DC
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  18. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Eval Innovations Inc

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    Nice read Ken, glad to see you having fun on the new bike. If you don't mind, please PM me with what you got in trade in on the GS. The wife has an '11 with 50k and we may be moving on soon. Very nice that you had such a good experience with your GS. For us, things went down hill fast after 30k.

    Sounds like you found a sweet fit for your bike. I suck at two bikes, so completely understand going from two to one. BTDT. You're getting to the point where you might find this little organization interesting... IBA

    Lots of fun rides to think about or ride. And fair warning, it may lead to riding more or even thinking about entering an endurance rally. Think scavenger hunt by motorcycle. Great way to see places you might never have found on your own. Different ones all over, from 8 hours to 11 days. Some are self paced Grand Tours that give you another excuse to go for a ride too. http://www.therally.us/rides.html

    Keep smiling and enjoying that new Glide.:D:clap:clap
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  19. Dirty bike

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    Thanks Ken,:thumb I just figured you went thru Quebec to get to Maine. That's what I did last time I was there. :D NH is a pretty state at the right time of year. I wouldn't want to be there now though.
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  20. Buzz363

    Buzz363 Been here awhile

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    Great report, pics and blog. I find myself thinking about Road Kings...:eek1......
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