Full Throttle Touring - 150 through the Rocket City

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by klaviator, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks!
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    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    Thanks and Merry Christmas as well... I’m in Orlando visiting family and will have PMS until I get back next year...
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    Whoa!

    A big congratulations Grampy.

    I'm pretty sure Cracker Barrel still sells those rocking chairs.:lol2


    All the best with the two new additions klav!!!!!!!!!
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    :rofl

    I'll pass on the rocking chair but I do have a new Lazy boy on order:D
  6. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    It was a bit chilly but beautiful Christmas Eve here in North Alabama. I managed to get out on three different rides. I didn't get any pics of the first two but took around 80 on the third. I decided to see how the Like would do on the dirt/gravel roads in Wheeler.

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    It rode pretty smooth but I made sure to dodge the potholes.

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    I was afraid that the white color would make it hard to get good pics of this scooter.

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    I might have been wrong:hmmmmm



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    I was also afraid it was going to be a boring sunset.

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    I was wrong about that too:dunno

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    Merry Christmas everyone!!!

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  7. SloDon

    SloDon Hey...where am I?

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    Merry Christmas
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  8. klaviator

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    Thanks Don. Merry Christmas to you.
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    I like the white with the red seat combo! As a Corvette person, white with red interior is my favorite, even though I haven't actually owned that combination yet...
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    Merry Christmas Win.
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  11. klaviator

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    Thanks Jerry. Merry Christmas. Hope to see you at the Gap sometime soon.
  12. klaviator

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    My Christmas present to myself was.......

    Going for a ride of course:ricky:ricky:ricky

    I didn't ride far, just to Triana to catch Christmas morning sunrise on the Tennessee River.

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    It looked like it would be good one!

    I snapped a ton of pics, 90 total. Good thing camera's have gone digital!

    I rode down the "road" a ways for a different vantage point.

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    This was the road.

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    Maybe I need to put some knobbies on my scooter:hmmmmm

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    I rode around a bit but as the sun came further up the light conditions for good pictures went away.

    It was a great way to spend early Christmas morning.
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    Ha, you're a young old fart. Congratulations.
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    Merry Christmas Win. Beautiful pics of the sunrise to remind you of THE Son rise if you are so inclined.
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    Congrats on the grandchild and the new scooter!
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    Christmas ride, you're hardcore! I've got to know, is that thing warmer than the KLR in cold riding seeing that neither one has a wind screen, but your legs are behind the entire front?
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    The small fairing and screen on the KLR is surprisingly effective. The Like does have decent leg protection. Neither bike will ever be mistaken for a Gold Wing when it comes to wind protection. Eventually someone will offer a good windscreen for the Like but I don't know if I will get one. The only bike I currently own with good wind protection is my Majesty.

    Speaking of staying warm, I tried these out today. They got plenty warm but it wasn't that cold today.

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    Keeping my hands warm has always been the biggest challenge for me.
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    Amazing sunrise pics there Klaviator,I like the Like. Merry Christmas from Australia!
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  19. klaviator

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    The Versys needed an oil change so I took it out to warm up the oil. The clouds looked kind of cool so I just kept going to where I figured I could get some good pictures.

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    The weather looks pretty nice tomorrow so I'll be heading out somewhere for a ride.

    Edit: Leaving the Blue Plate cafe on memorial Pkwy at 9:30 and riding to High Falls.
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  20. klaviator

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    I got up early enough to catch the Vintage Club Breakfast at the blue Plate Cafe this morning. Afterwards it was time for a ride to High Falls. We have had some monsoon rains and I expected some Epic water to be flowing today. It was a pretty cold day, probably low 40s when we left on the ride so only two other rider were brave (or maybe stupid?) enough to join me. Those two riders were Rick on his BV350 and Brandon on his NC700X. On the way to Guntersville there were a lot of lakes that were supposed to be farm fields:eekers

    I decided to take a slight detour to check out this natural bridge. I figured it would have some water flowing and it did. Someone also decorated it for Christmas.

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    Riding in to Guntersville.

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    Parking at High Falls.

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    The falls were raging!

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    Brandon and Rick.

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    This is by far the most water I have seen going over the falls and I have been here before after heavy rains.

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    Compare that to last time when I also thought the falls were raging.

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