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 Post subject: Re: The Blog of Blues
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:34 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: The Blog of Blues
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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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 Post subject: Re: The Blog of Blues
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He just got that Tenere a few months ago and he's gone through a set of tires already?

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 Post subject: Re: The Blog of Blues
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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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 Post subject: Re: The Blog of Blues
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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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 Post subject: Re: The Blog of Blues
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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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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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 Post subject: Re: The Blog of Blues
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blues2cruise wrote:
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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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 Post subject: Re: The Blog of Blues
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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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 Post subject: Re: The Blog of Blues
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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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