Twin Cities Area Campfire BS Thread

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Daggy, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Nick MN

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    Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend, I sure did. I took the Versys out of the shed on Saturday morning after the crazy lightning and thunder storm we had that kept me up after 5am.

    I happened to get out on the bike Saturday after the roads were dry. Put on 120 miles on a group ride with some old friends on a new Yamaha Warrior 1700 and a Honda Shadow 750. Went from Cambridge to Roseville!

    Sunday went to a family gathering. Another 30mi. on the odometer. Really windy on Sunday but doable.

    Bike sure purrs (says the girlfriend :evil ) and had a lot of grunt! Really happy with the bike so far!
  2. Nick MN

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  3. propforward

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    :thumb
  4. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    It'll be back. The roads are clean, and so I am happy. Hopefully there is no cause to re-salt.

    I got in a couple hunnert miles over the weekend, so that was very nice. I might man up and plug in tomorrow morning for the trip to work......or I may declare "arseholes" to it and drive. :dunno

    I'm kind of fed up of plugging in all that heated gear shit, so I might just wait until it's above 30 in the mornings.
  5. Nick MN

    Nick MN Kawi Rider

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    I hear yea! Excepted my gear doesn't plug in!
    -under armor
    -fleece sweatshirt
    -alpinestar riding/armor jacket
    -ski jacket
    -thick leather gloves (still cold!)
    -jeans
    -snow pants
    -wool socks
    -thick leather boots

    Takes 10min to gear up, I look like Randy from Christmas Story :rofl

    Not worth it driving to work and having to wear business clothes.
  6. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 PITA but useful

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    You going to the game?

    I hear you can bring in your own booze? Is it true? $10 for a 24 oz beer is a bit much. I went to one last year (on the motorbike) and found a hole in the underground ramp to park at for $5 bucks on the SE side of the stadium.

    EDIT: I just looked myself...


    Entry Guidelines
    Bags/Backpacks/Coolers
    Soft-sided containers and bags 16" by 16" by 8" or smaller are permitted into Target Field. The Minnesota Twins reserve the right to inspect and remove any package or container or their contents. Coolers and bags of any size with hard sides are not allowed in the ballpark.
    Beverages
    Sealed, bottled water 32 oz. or less and soft-sided single juice or milk containers are the only outside beverages permitted into Target Field. Flavored water, performance beverages (Gatorade, Powerade, etc) are NOT permitted into Target Field. Guests may bring liquids required for legitimate medical purposes into Target Field.
    Food
    The Minnesota Twins permit guests to bring food into Target Field as long as items are consumed in the general seating areas. Outside food cannot be brought into any restaurant, club lounge or suite. Food containers must be soft-sided and fit under a guest's seat. Food that could be thrown as a projectile should be sliced or sectioned (i.e. apples). Additionally, any food purchased from the concession areas on Target Plaza is allowed into Target Field.
    Prohibited Items
    For the general safety of all guests the following items are not allowed into Target Field: ball retrievers, balloons, bats, beach balls, boom boxes, brooms, fireworks, flasks, footballs, Frisbees, hard sided coolers, laser pointers, lawn chairs, noise-making devices, weapons, wooden sticks, or rods. Small whiskbrooms and small souvenir bats are permitted.


    Nope, no booze. :cry Damn, it's just like the airport!
  7. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    Yep. Annual tradition for the GF and her work peeps.

    Thinking a nice lunch of pho and gin before hand. Almost above freezing here in the city. Not sure where the seats are, but if it is windy, it will be cold.
  8. FirstPath

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    I'm planning on riding on Thursday and Friday if the a.m. temps are at/above freezing.
    Really don't want any icy surprises to take me out of the game for the summer.

    Driving in to work this morning and you can sense that most motorists are NOT in the "motorcycles are out and on the road" mode as they were driving like crap... per usual.

    Scott in Shoreview
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  9. Nick MN

    Nick MN Kawi Rider

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    I had a few close calls Saturday. Idiots either don't care or didn't care to look but they were in the right lane parallel with me and wanted to get into the left lane where I was. Ended up with the bike @10k RPMs 30 yards ahead of them really quick before I got ran off the road.
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    They never really are, but they are even worse at the moment.
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    Watch for their blind spot, look at their door mirror, if you can't see the dudes eyes, they sure as shit can't see you. In any case, do yer best never to be alongside another vehicle for very long, which is obviously difficult at times, but I basically make a point of never hanging out next to another vehicle. Pass or drop back or something - as you have seen they inevitably drift over. If yer following someone else, let them get clear so that you can pass quickly rather than hang out alongside. This is especially important for passing semis. Don't start passing until you can pass quickly.

    Last year at this time, I was tooling along somewhere, passing a guy and he did exactly that - started drifting over. I gave him a parp on the horn, and he swerved so violently (away luckily) that he went off the road into shoulder. He could just as easily have swerved towards me so you have to watch out for that too.

    :bluduh

    You can't drop yer concentration for an instant.
  12. Nick MN

    Nick MN Kawi Rider

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    Thanks for a great pointers!

    I usually like going 3-5mph faster then the flow of traffic if there is not a strong presence of police in the area or I just fall back with a nice 3sec. space cushion.

    I need to learn to use that horn to my advantage, never seem to remember it as a preventive measure just reactive if I even have the chance to use the horn in a reactive situation. Hand signals seem to work faster and more instinctively after getting out of hells way.

    Things to learn this weekend in class and from everyone on here!
    Thanks again for the life saving tips!!!
  13. FirstPath

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    I've found that the best hand gesture to use is a friendly wave of the hand to let someone by. Middle finger isn't a good idea unless saying "hello" to you guys. I have at times pointed to my eyes when a driver knows they got caught looking at their phone.

    Scott in Shoreview
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    Yeah yer best off taking the "high road". Tough to do, very often. Last year while queued in traffic I asked a guy in a car to put his phone away (he was texting, not yacking on it). He started swearing at me and threatened to run me off the road.

    Real nice.

    I wanted to :fyyff but decided just to bugger off and get on with my day.

    We all have stories like this, unfortunately, and usually quite a few stories each.

    :bluduh
  15. Nick MN

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    I usually preferre questionable or confrontational people to present their case on the right side of me, with my belt line showing preferably. They tend to not be so confrontational anymore... :rofl
  16. SSG B

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    Skin that smoke wagon!
  17. propforward

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    That's a good movie.
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    You gonna do something about it, or stand there and bleed?

    It is a damn fine movie
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    It is indeed. It's right up there with Silverado and Unforgiven as good westerns.

    Plus it has Dana Delaney in it. :raabia
  20. redkerk84

    redkerk84 that guy

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    Yes! Western movie talk is my fave.
    Some recently made good ones are Appaloosa, Seraphim Falls, The Proposition, Red Hill, and Django Unchained was great.
    And I don't care what anyone says, I enjoyed Cowboys and Aliens.

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