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#2241 Unread post by Johnj » Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:57 am

On Monday we left Gunnison at 7:00am heading for Montrose. It started raining just a few miles out of town. I don't know about you but rain doesn't bother me unless it get too heavy. At Montrose we turned south on US-550. The weather didn't look much better, with scattered showers. At Ridgway we turned west on CO-62 to get to Placerville and CO-145 north to Naturita and CO-141. These are some great roads. In fact 141 is one of the best rides I've ever had. All to soon we reached Grand Junction and turned east. At Rifle we take CO-13 north and stop at Rifle Gap State Park.

Tuesday morning we break camp and head north on 13 to Craig, where we pick up US-40 east. we follow 40 until we get to Granby were we turn off on US-34. This is a road. You keep going up. And when you think you can't go any higher the road just keeps going up. To a little over 12,000 ft (3,700m). There was still snow on the ground from last winter. And we were riding through clouds. We get down off the mountain and head into Longmont where we plan on getting rooms. That's when the mech monster reared it's ugly head and took a bite out of Scott's electrical system. We had to pull all the light fuses to get enough juice to make the last 7 miles.

So here we are. Waiting for U-Haul to open so we can get a truck to haul the Wing back to Kansas City.

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#2242 Unread post by Amdonim » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:34 pm

Road home from church in a T-storm. That always gives me the willies.

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#2243 Unread post by Loonette » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:35 pm

Sent kids off to first day of school - paid off some debts - had breakfast with "Scan" - went for small moto ride with "Scan" before work - rode my Mean Streak to my firefighter/emt job - played with equipment on Engine 82 and Medic 81, and reparked all apparatus nice and straight - swept apparatus bays - watched adjoining parking lot receive fresh coating of blacktop - laughed my azz off with chief - cried a little and smiled while reading a "thank you" note from a family whose car crash we worked a month ago (driver is certainly lucky to be alive) - wrote letter of complaint to township board of trustees regarding a certain zoning inspector who continually raids the refrigerator (which belongs to the members of the fire department) - prepared myself for my first instructor's gig tomorrow (a CPR class for a couple of teenagers, one of them being my own son who just became an Explorer on the fire department) - rode Mean Streak home - had dinner with family - watched an episode of "Wipeout" with kids - watched "Scan" nap on couch while kids got ready for bed - found immense joy at sight of my pup, Deogi, running through the house trying to get to a raccoon that was outside of the house - checked Facebook account and tracked down a few more long-lost friends (I guess that makes them long-misplaced friends!) - logged on to TMW for first time in many moons! Now I'm off to sleep...

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#2244 Unread post by Loonette » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:45 pm

blues2cruise wrote:
Ninja Geoff wrote:
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Johnj wrote:Did you pay the duty on that helmet?
I am allowed to bring back up to $400. duty free. I did claim how much I spent and since I was under the limit, no need to pay duty.

http://www.superbiketoystore.com/sport/ ... ing(1).jpg
That's a sick helmet, I love it.
Aside from the girlie design, it is extremely comfortable. No tight spots and...glasses are easy to slide in and out.
Holy carp! I just bought the Scoprion "Dahlia" helmet (in black), and I'm lovin' it like crazy!! http://www.compacc.com/inc/getZoom.cfm?p=16622
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#2245 Unread post by fireguzzi » Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:32 am

Cut my grandmothers grass for her.
My brother came over and had a glass of wine with me.
Thats about it for this beautiful day.


Hey Loonette. Long time no see.
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#2246 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:50 am

Loonette wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:
Ninja Geoff wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:
Johnj wrote:Did you pay the duty on that helmet?
I am allowed to bring back up to $400. duty free. I did claim how much I spent and since I was under the limit, no need to pay duty.

http://www.superbiketoystore.com/sport/ ... ing(1).jpg
That's a sick helmet, I love it.
Aside from the girlie design, it is extremely comfortable. No tight spots and...glasses are easy to slide in and out.
Holy carp! I just bought the Scoprion "Dahlia" helmet (in black), and I'm lovin' it like crazy!! http://www.compacc.com/inc/getZoom.cfm?p=16622
I saw that one there, but it is too similar to my Shark helmet so I got the dark one.
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#2247 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:51 am

fireguzzi wrote:Cut my grandmothers grass for her.
My brother came over and had a glass of wine with me.
Thats about it for this beautiful day.


Hey Loonette. Long time no see.
I had several chats with a man from Georgia at the motorcycle conference. I sure did like his accent. :mrgreen:
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#2248 Unread post by fireguzzi » Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:49 am

blues2cruise wrote:
fireguzzi wrote:Cut my grandmothers grass for her.
My brother came over and had a glass of wine with me.
Thats about it for this beautiful day.


Hey Loonette. Long time no see.
I had several chats with a man from Georgia at the motorcycle conference. I sure did like his accent. :mrgreen:
Shoot, Y'all the ones sound all funny. :D

At least we don't say yu'ins like them North Carolina folks.
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#2249 Unread post by Loonette » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:38 am

fireguzzi wrote:Cut my grandmothers grass for her.
My brother came over and had a glass of wine with me.
Thats about it for this beautiful day.


Hey Loonette. Long time no see.
Hey back at 'cha! I'm so busy these days, I hardly have time to check what's going on here. Nice to see some familiar people are still around.
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#2250 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:17 pm

I had a new air filter installed in the bike, then rode over to a friend's place to escort him to the motor vehcle to get his skills test done.

Then we went for short ride to go for lunch.
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#2251 Unread post by Amdonim » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:54 pm

What the heck? This thread gained like 50 pages since they last time I checked it.

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#2252 Unread post by Wrider » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:56 pm

Yeah I noticed that too... Weird...
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#2253 Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:01 am

Amdonim wrote:What the heck? This thread gained like 50 pages since they last time I checked it.
We're just a bunch of busy people. :) who like to share. :)
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#2254 Unread post by Amdonim » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:08 pm

I think the posts per page has been lessened. I've noticed a few other threads where posts have moved from the 1st to second page.

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#2255 Unread post by PacificShot327 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:24 pm

I noticed that, too... Was trying to figure out if I had really been away from TMW for more than just a couple of days.
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#2256 Unread post by ofblong » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:39 pm

put some new HH sintered pads on the bike. I really didnt notice much of a difference between the HH and the stock pads.
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#2257 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:46 pm

You probably won't unless you're on a sport bike using the limits of braking regularly.

Met a guy from Alberta today passing through. He was loaded down on his KLR, turns out he's headed to Tierra Del Fuego, as in the southern tip of South America. I admire the guy, but I wish he had forseen the weight of his bags, his stock suspension is basically bottomed out without him on it!
Plus he's burning oil at highway speeds. Something tells me he won't make it all the way there and back without a rebuild of the motor and possibly suspension.
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#2258 Unread post by PacificShot327 » Sat Aug 29, 2009 4:50 pm

Wrider wrote:You probably won't unless you're on a sport bike using the limits of braking regularly.

Met a guy from Alberta today passing through. He was loaded down on his KLR, turns out he's headed to Tierra Del Fuego, as in the southern tip of South America. I admire the guy, but I wish he had forseen the weight of his bags, his stock suspension is basically bottomed out without him on it!
Plus he's burning oil at highway speeds. Something tells me he won't make it all the way there and back without a rebuild of the motor and possibly suspension.
Sheesh. That's a crazy ride even without the mentioned issues. Did you say anything to him about it?
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#2259 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:40 pm

Mentioned it, but "the guys on the forum said I don't need to upgrade my suspension". Wished him luck and gave him my email for when he starts a blog...
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#2260 Unread post by PacificShot327 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:54 am

Wrider wrote:Mentioned it, but "the guys on the forum said I don't need to upgrade my suspension". Wished him luck and gave him my email for when he starts a blog...
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