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Re: The Blog of Blues

Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:27 pm

After I came back from my trip, my vacation time got sidetracked by my mother coming to visit. Then the bathroom renovation.....I couldn't find time to get to my pictures.

Here are a few....and in keeping with the motorcycle theme...there are two in the mix.

I found out after I got to the Quilchena that there is no cell service in the area. I had to drive back 5km to be able to send a message that I had arrived ok. I pulled into the driveway of the local firefighting base and turned the car around. I saw the moon scape....so I moved my car over to the other side and posed it.

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My first night in the Quilchena area (near Merritt, BC) I was out taking a couple of sunset snaps over the lake. I heard the distinct sound of a motorcycle coming so I swung around and saw the bike coming. I stood in the ditch to get this. I wasn't prepared for action shots, but this turned out ok.

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Same night in the Quilchena. The lake is Nicola Lake.

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The area is mostly ranchland. Rolling hills and grassy. I had the camera on the tripod at this point because the light was fading fast.

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In the morning I stopped along the way a few times to get some scenics.

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I was driving on the Icefields Parkway (that is the highway in the Rockies that joins Lake Louise and Jasper Alberta. I saw the motorcycle behind me and then as he past and got ahead, I took the picture with my compact camera through the windshield. It is a Victory Vision.

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A couple of scenics in the Rocky Mountains

This one was through the windshield also. Gotta love the compacts for this kind of thing.

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I was not planning on making any stops on my way back becuase of the snow and fog. This was through the windshield again by Glacier Park Lodge.

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After about an hour of driving in the snow, hail and fog it cleared up a bit. I saw the yellow trees so I had to stop.....I got out of the car and used the DSLR to take the picture. You can see that the sky is still white. It was still threatening to snow or rain...but for a few minutes it was nice. It started to rain again shortly after getting back in my car. It rained/sleeted for quite a while.

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That should keep sapaul happy for a day or two. :laughing:

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Highway 1 between Revlestoke BC and Golden BC

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Unread post by sapaul » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:22 am

I would ride that on anything, even Marvins scooter. Fantastic
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Unread post by mogster » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:20 pm

Fab pictures & an amazing landscape.
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Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:25 am

I have been looking for winter tires for my car. It makes me want my small car again. :roll:

My vehicle has P215/70R16...not the biggest tires around....thankfully I did not want the model with the 18inch wheels....

I don't need the tires yet, but I want to be ready with my info when I see a sale.....

I discovered while researching that a lot of manufacturers don't make tires in all sizes.

I'll keep looking........

Hey Doc....you better get yours while you are away....save the PST.
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Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:55 am

Nothing to do with motorcycles.....I just like this video and song for Rememberance Day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kX_3y3u5Uo
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Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:57 am

sapaul wrote:I would ride that on anything, even Marvins scooter. Fantastic

If you ever get over here, we'll be happy to take you there.

As for the scooter comment....hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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Unread post by sapaul » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:30 am

Marvin, hey, hey Marvin .................. I need to talk to you .........
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Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:58 pm

I took a look through the forums and found several new members...who most likely signed up to spam.

I moved them into the admin and mod section for the time being....

The boss is on vacation for a few days and so the spammers are getting through.

If you see any spam let one of us mods know and we can nuke 'em.

:mrgreen: Thanks.
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Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:34 pm

Do you have any idea how challenging it is to wrap up motorcycle tires?

I am giving my boy toy a new rear tire for Christmas and a new front tire for his birthday.

I created a box for each....I had saved the big cardboard boxes that some shelving units came in so I was able to cut them down and reshape them.

The best part....he has no clue.... :laughing:

....and...because I still have a couple of unopened boxes from when I moved in the summer....he won't notice if he goes poking around.

I'll leave the Christmas paper wrapping until the last minute.
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Do you have any idea how challenging it is to wrap up motorcycle tires?

I am giving my boy toy a new rear tire for Christmas and a new front tire for his birthday.

I created a box for each....I had saved the big cardboard boxes that some shelving units came in so I was able to cut them down and reshape them.

The best part....he has no clue.... :laughing:

....and...because I still have a couple of unopened boxes from when I moved in the summer....he won't notice if he goes poking around.

I'll leave the Christmas paper wrapping until the last minute.
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Re: The Blog of Blues

Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:59 pm

He just got that Tenere a few months ago and he's gone through a set of tires already?
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Unread post by mogster » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:47 am

:lol:
Front & rear tyres remind me of the first presents I bought my future (ex) husband ...............it is also his birthday on Christmas day so I gave him one new Doc Martin boot for his birthday in the morning & he had to wait until the afternoon to get the second :lol: I hink he had probably guessed by then tho :lol: :lol:
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jstark47 wrote:He just got that Tenere a few months ago and he's gone through a set of tires already?
No...the tires that came on it are more street tires....the tires he keeps talking about and lusting over...are 50/50 road/off road...German knobby tires... he wants to go off roading with his pal who has a BMW dual sport....
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mogster wrote::lol:
Front & rear tyres remind me of the first presents I bought my future (ex) husband ...............it is also his birthday on Christmas day so I gave him one new Doc Martin boot for his birthday in the morning & he had to wait until the afternoon to get the second :lol: I hink he had probably guessed by then tho :lol: :lol:
Yes, that is funny.

I can at least get away with just giving a rear tire for now. There would be no expectation of getting the front tire at Christmas. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Blog of Blues

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blues2cruise wrote:
jstark47 wrote:He just got that Tenere a few months ago and he's gone through a set of tires already?
No...the tires that came on it are more street tires....the tires he keeps talking about and lusting over...are 50/50 road/off road...German knobby tires... he wants to go off roading with his pal who has a BMW dual sport....
Metzeler Enduros? (hopefully he doesn't read this forum!!)
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jstark47 wrote:
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jstark47 wrote:He just got that Tenere a few months ago and he's gone through a set of tires already?
No...the tires that came on it are more street tires....the tires he keeps talking about and lusting over...are 50/50 road/off road...German knobby tires... he wants to go off roading with his pal who has a BMW dual sport....
Metzeler Enduros? (hopefully he doesn't read this forum!!)
I don't believe he reads this forum. I think theonly one he reads is an adventure riders forum.

No, the tires are Heidenau Scouts.
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Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:12 pm

I looked at my bike today. Decided it might be icy in some areas...so installed Christmas lights instead.

I haven't installed lights for years...in fact I doubt the guy who lived her before me ever did, either. The clips on the eaves of the garage were painted shut...I had to use a screw driver to pry open the clips. Some of them were so brittle they broke.

I think I need a staple gun. I seem to be needing one for other projects every once in while also.

The weather is forecasted to be sunshine for tomorrow....so I will get a day permit tomorrow if the road conditions are safe.
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Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:46 pm

Phew....Christmas is over...It was a lot of work and quite time consuming going shopping and decorating and cooking....and a very sore back....somehow like we all do every year we manage to make it through in one piece.

I opted to host my own Christmas dinner for friends this year instead of going to my family's dinner. It was worth the fatigue and sore back.....It was a calm pleasant evening instead of the usual family chaos and tension....

In fact, I even got a Christmas tree.....the first one I put up in years. This was the first Christmas in my new home....so it felt somewhat special.
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My special guy was thrilled with his new motorcycle tire. I received a new lens for my camera. I have been wanting to get a longer lens....so he gave me a 70-300.....yippee!!!!

I had planned to go visit family on Boxing Day...but 2 of them came down with colds...I will wait until they are not germy before I go over there.

Prior to Christmas I had been buying a bottle of wine here and there in preparation for Christmas....My invitation for Christmas said I would have wine and beer for people to drink.....well...one couple brought their own wine.....I think only one bottle of wine I bought got used. 2 beers and a cider got drank....I think I overdid the wine shopping.....I have a lot of bottles of wine in the pantry......that should last me most of the year. :laughing:

I'll have to inivite someone over for a beer...so it doesn't get stale....I don't drink beer. ptooey...
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