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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by black 8, Aug 4, 2020.
I hope all goes well, you recover quickly and can get out on a trip soon.
Hang in there Rudy. Hope it all goes well.
I know what you mean, it's got that certain "je ne sais quoi" that draws me back every now and then to get my fix of the PNW...
Thanks everyone... all is well and the swelling has subsided. I'm on a hot compress and ophthalmic ointment regimen 3X per day for a week or so.
I'll be raring to go as soon as my regimen is complete... Mother Nature just needs to cooperate with this heatwave up north and devastation from the California wildfires...
satellite view a week ago... smoke all over NorCal and into neighboring states...
Heal quick Rudy. Ride times a wastin'. If the heat and fires continue you'll have to put one of the lightweights on the carrier and head for the cool and green northeast..
Thanks Dave, funny you mention that.
I was reading the latest installment on your thread this morning with my cup of coffee, the landscape and buildings were somewhat similar growing up on Long Island, NY and work up in Brunswick, ME... like a trip down memory lane.
Seeing the Amish countryside in Pennsylvania is on my bucket list whenever I make it back to Long Island to see the old neighborhood... been over two decades since I've visited the northeast...
Glad the surgery went well. Recover quick!
Thanks Mike... hope that you're getting some sort of reprieve from the triple digits...
Glad everything is healing good Rudy
I did a nice 200 miler Saturday. All backroads of course. I went through Ramona, turned around on Palomar Mountain, and then back through Cuyamaca. Lotsa fun twisties. Only fell over once! I sure wish I had longer legs. I thought of Chillis while I was picking up the Wee. Hope you’re feeling better Brian?
Getting there. Swelling is easing up but lots of scabbing and skin that is numb but starting to itch!
Ribs manageable with on and off over the counter medication. Hoping to be riding in two weeks.
I was turning my bike around on a dirt incline and just couldn’t hold the weight of the bike up on the downhill slope. I usually ( happens too much ) step off, but my foot and leg got caught under as it fell, and slammed me down fairly good. Just a little sore. Fixed the broken blinker with the Johnny Weld I had with me.
Sorry to hear that.
The majority of drops I've had(very few) have been because of tall bikes and not being able to get a foot down. The older I get the more I want a shorter bike or plan on lowering whatever I get.
It is reassuring when you get into a technical section or off camber scenario to be able to put down the outriggers.
Nice loop Jim, I'm just glad that we're getting a break from all this heat. I hope to get out soon... I've been scoping out trails at Pamo Valley, the Orsoco Ridge Trailhead...
Same here Brian, I feel the same way. That's why I love that '81 XT-250... at 275 lbs with a seat height of 33 inches, it lets me get through sections with such aplomb that I would normally struggle on a much taller/heavier bike...
Rudy, Hope recovery has done you well! Cant wait to see the new adventures that you will have and share with us
I've got a follow-up with my ophthalmologist this week to get cleared hot so I can get back on the road.
I'm planning to haul the XT-250 up north to Oregon or Idaho to escape the Southern California heat and wildfires when the doc gives me the thumbs up...
Hey, are you up to 275 ? Been sitting around too much!
Rudy be sure and scope out the wildfire scene in Oregon and Idaho. Guess Oregon is really bad at the moment from reading some of the threads in PNWET. Actually alot of scary stuff going on all over. Just sayin'... actually crazy shit to be honest... feel safe where we are but not too far away not so much.
... tell me about it Steve.
The doc cleared me yesterday and I'm planning to get out somewhere hopefully not on fire and little smoke.
You ain't kiddin' Eric.
The west is pretty much lit up right now with this heat wave and the Santa Ana winds expected in California. We have the Valley Fire down south that's about 60 miles from us.
Also I was reading a ride report Big Sur-short adventure goes awry that didn't go so well... glad I went a couple of months ago.
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Rudy, i just put bilstein 5100’s in the rear of the ranger today, ride MUCH improved on the way home.
fronts go on tomorrow and alignment.
also did a tire rotation and a second oil change today. 7550 miles so far.
+1 on Bilsteins. Just an incredible shock IMHO. I bet it will handle incredible with all 4. Cheers!
I'm sure. I'm a big fan. great bang for the buck, and the 5100 series allows you to level the front up a bit with moving the lower spring perch up. all 4 to my door, sub $400, bargain.
I've likely installed 500 sets of Bilstein shocks in my career thus far.