Still Wandering in Indiana

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by radianrider, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. 72 Yamaha RD350

    72 Yamaha RD350 Followed the Wrong God Home Supporter

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    Nine months for southern wusses - only three months for us hardy northerners.
  2. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    Spent a lot of my childhood in Caribou, Maine--where the skiing is good nine months of the year...not quite as good the other three.
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    jdfog2 Been here awhile

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    Ouch.
  4. 72 Yamaha RD350

    72 Yamaha RD350 Followed the Wrong God Home Supporter

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    If you'd kept going just a little bit further north you would have been headed south.

    They have a Harley Davidson dealer there, you know. Just sayin'.

    The 2017 IBA Rally started here in Minneapolis. I just happened to be at the hotel (having lunch with my wife) where they staged the start & finish on the Saturday before the Sunday start. Turns out on leg 3 they went to St.John's Newfoundland... which is WayTF beyond Caribou Maine. The IBA rally is typically held the 3rd week of June. I bet the roads were covered in moose turds and still had snow in the ditches.
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  5. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    Lost a friend to Covid this morning.

    You guys be safe.
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    72 Yamaha RD350 Followed the Wrong God Home Supporter

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    Sorry to hear that, Joel.

    My son's graduate advisor lost his mother to Covid last Friday.

    Indoor dining and gyms have been closed here since 11/22. No school athletic programs. Re-evaluation on 12/18 but likely to remain in place as long as hospital and ICU occupancies are maxed out. I suspect the earliest we'll re-open is late Jan or Feb. Surrounding states have maxed out their healthcare capacity but they have few or no restrictions in place.
  7. jdfog2

    jdfog2 Been here awhile

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    Very sorry Joel.
    Jay
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  8. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    Rode with Denis for an hour and twenty today.

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  9. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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  10. MondayDad

    MondayDad Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hear that. Statistics are real people with friends and family.

    Bob
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  11. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    Not sure why the shot of Denis went askew.

    He just put an upgraded--though not electronically adjustable--suspension on the GS. Seemed really happy with it.
  12. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    Just received confirmation that my new Seat Concept kit for the KLX should be here on Friday. All reviews indicate it to be a huge upgrade in comfort. Pretty excited about it.

    Bought a spoke wrench, since both bikes have spokes, and will be getting a tire balancing stand. I think the bounce in the front rim of the KLX may respond better to attempting to true the wheel than 50 lbs. of weights.

    All this needs to wait until I get my finals graded and I get a chance to do some more work on a cigarbox guitar I'm putting together for JB2.
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  13. JB2

    JB2 Dirt Of The Earth

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    After grades... :fpalm Bikes first! Guitar second... or third. Get your priorities straight there professor! :*sip*
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  14. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    Bit the bullet when a 25% off sale on the Hardcore Camping Bundle from Green Chili Adventure Gear popped today. Get the rack, to 20L dry bags and a strap kit.

    Means the guitar has to go...but like my stratocaster-copy better, so wasn't too hard a decision.

    Not sure I'll get to moto-camp, but the rack will work with either bike, so I'm ready to try it.
    https://greenchileadv.com/collections/gcag-products/products/enduro-hardcore-bundle
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    72 Yamaha RD350 Followed the Wrong God Home Supporter

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    Is it going on the KLX or the Scrambler?
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    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    KLX...but it'll work on both
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    72 Yamaha RD350 Followed the Wrong God Home Supporter

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    Next thing you know you’ll be adding cruise control.

    :jack
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    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    :lol3
    Tell me again how well it works on your bike! Do you ever get confused about which drink holder your Coke is in?:D
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    72 Yamaha RD350 Followed the Wrong God Home Supporter

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    Better than the CC on my wife’s Buick. Seriously, I don’t know what it’s problem is - has a barely perceptible glitch at a certain point in the powerband. I don’t think it and the transmission are on perfect speaking terms.

    Them’s fightin’ words. In my house we drink Royal Crown Cola - or as my son calls it, “Confederate Coke”. :lol3

    [That’s what happens when you grow up spending your summers in the early 1970’s in western Kentucky.]

    Surprisingly, no cup holder yet. Not even a water bottle holder - although I did consider getting one for Mrs.RD for XMAS. No gifts this Christmas for Elvis but I did drop a Benjamin or two at the Pacers Team Store. She gave me permission to take a pass on the Pacers ear rings for her - sort of heartbroken over that.
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  20. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    Had our family Christmas today and the fam loaded me up with dual sport gear. Shin guards...upper body armor jacket...MSR fuel bottle and bottle holder and the better seat for the KLX.

    Next riding season is going to be fun!
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