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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Rollin', Nov 15, 2016.

  1. neanderthaler

    neanderthaler Long timer

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    Congratulations Andrew!!! Welcome! Where's your next ride planned?
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  2. 413Sean

    413Sean Long timer

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    Nice ride Andrew! Now the insanity gets even better, you'll see haha!!
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  3. kwthom

    kwthom NOT CV-19 infected; 3x tested!! >:0

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    Eight weeks roughly for approval of a first ride? Pretty good - not long ago, it was 12 to 16 weeks.

    Congrats!
  4. AwDang

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    Congrats!
    The hardest one is done!
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  5. blue72beetle

    blue72beetle Blows grass in the road

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    Next ride? Hmm... I've always wanted to do a Lake Michigan 1000.
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  6. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    Congrats Andy!
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  7. AwDang

    AwDang Enabler

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    Fall colors are just around the corner.....
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  8. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    Gotta love fall, although I'm not a big fan of what comes next.
  9. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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    Congratulations!! :clap
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  10. 413Sean

    413Sean Long timer

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    Well said George. Every winter gets colder for some reason. Guess it's time to check the ol yard/plow rig and start the mice eradication process:flush
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  11. 1oldsickle

    1oldsickle been over there awhile

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    Mice suck !!!! FE194FEA-9A0A-49AC-9721-A6C42FD6EF90.jpeg
  12. RFlagg42

    RFlagg42 One hoopy frood....

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    On the Nav V, Trip 1 and 2 just mirror what is on the bike. If you go to the Trip Computer, Trip A and B are GPS miles and you can reset those from the trip computer menu.
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  13. kwthom

    kwthom NOT CV-19 infected; 3x tested!! >:0

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    From a couple weeks ago...

    I'll *be* one of those 'snotty-nosed assholes' *in* that aluminum tube in a few weeks. :eyes Fares are pretty good right now, so I'm still banking a bit of 'be good to my wife' karma at this time.

    :muutt

    :lol3 :lol2
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  14. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    It’s the best part of the hunting season for me. Usually still good riding here (Missouri). Late November here can go either way. (Weather wise..)
  15. AwDang

    AwDang Enabler

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    What is this “winter” thing you speak of :)
  16. WYO George

    WYO George I have no idea

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    It’s a long nine months of misery I put up with every year just to live somewhere without people to pester me.
  17. kwthom

    kwthom NOT CV-19 infected; 3x tested!! >:0

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    :lol3


    In my working days, the facility shut down between Christmas and New Years - paid. A day or two of extra time off backed up on one side or another of the holiday shutdown could easily give a person two (or more...) solid weeks off.

    Of course, living here in the cactus patch, early winter can be a crap-shoot, but there are times weather is clear, just cold. 2014 was just like that. My wife did have to go to work for a couple of days between the holidays (assholes in management she had at the time...), so I went and did my second SS1000. Around 350 miles worth of I-8 and ~660 miles of I-10. In under 15 hours. On December 30th.

    Those first 230 miles...most of them were in temps below 40 degrees. Yeah, heated gear got a good workout on that ride! :lol2


    Of course, there's always "Stagecoach XXII" on December 30th, 2019 in Stockton, Alabama as the legitimate "last ride of the (calendar) year".

    Only a BBG away for me. :lol2
  18. neanderthaler

    neanderthaler Long timer

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    Stagecoach is fun (and cold for a Florida guy). Are they having it this year? I'm not on FB, so i'm usually the last to know. If they are, i'll plan to be there
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  19. kwthom

    kwthom NOT CV-19 infected; 3x tested!! >:0

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    I don't know if Mr. 203 will once again be hosting event. I presume at this point it will continue. I ran into the discussion of the 2018 event on the IBR forum where it needed to be moved to the 29th, due to staffing issues (as in, no staff) on the 30th last year.

    The 30th of December is a Monday this year, for what it's worth.
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  20. 413Sean

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    Its when the ponds have at least 3.5" of inches of ice and we get to go rip the 450s on the big oval track or even better, a road course if ya got righty, lefty ice tires:clap

    Beyond that this "winter" thing really sucks