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Re: What did you do today...

#3981 Unread post by zeligman » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:56 pm

Hondagirl wrote:Congrats on the job Wrider! Cool.
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and you get to stay in continental US! :)
still recovering - back to crutches, then walking with a stick, then running - then hopefully riding again!

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#3982 Unread post by Wrider » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:59 pm

For now... The Diego Garcia job might come up in October!
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#3983 Unread post by agraebner » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:15 pm

Congrats on the job wrider I am hoping to have my recent mess settled and be back to work this winter....... Today I got maggie tagged and drove her for about 300 miles. I am quite pleased with her only thing is the stock seat im using, till i get money for a new one, is killing my backside. The old girl has a good bit of power and seems to handle and ride pretty nice. I got about 50 mpg outta her today. There is nothing sounds like a V4.......
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#3984 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:19 am

I've been working again all today inputting MPG data on motorcycles. So far we are up to over 4,000 new bikes to be entered into the Total Motorcycle Fuel Economy Guide.

I just haven't had time over the years to keep updating it like I would like to, now I have 5 years of emails, posts and data to enter... ARGH

No question this new version 3.0 of the guide will be the biggest ever, anywhere, in the world.

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#3985 Unread post by QuietMonkey » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:02 pm

Kicking back today... just got back from a mini trip through the southern Okanagan Valley (Osoyoos) and along the Fraser river. I didnt even bring a map, just looked for fun names along the way, like Ollala "Hey, I'll go there -- Oh-Laaa-laaaaaaa". I will have to tuck the pocket camera into my jacket next time, although I didnt hike too much since all I had were the alipinestars for riding and sandals for relaxing.

Funny how many things i didnt bring with me. Just a sleeping bag, tent, and a few clothes. Sort of did it on a whim since I was visiting friends for a birthday party with some great musicians, kids, familes, etc and the gang throwing me a set of bongos to get into the mix. After that night under the stars in Summerland I just extended the trip out for a little longer :-) ahhhh... summer fun.
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#3986 Unread post by sunshine229 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:23 am

I'm riding my motorcycle to work today! :D
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#3987 Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:47 am

QuietMonkey wrote:Kicking back today... just got back from a mini trip through the southern Okanagan Valley (Osoyoos) and along the Fraser river. I didnt even bring a map, just looked for fun names along the way, like Ollala "Hey, I'll go there -- Oh-Laaa-laaaaaaa". I will have to tuck the pocket camera into my jacket next time, although I didnt hike too much since all I had were the alipinestars for riding and sandals for relaxing.

Funny how many things i didnt bring with me. Just a sleeping bag, tent, and a few clothes. Sort of did it on a whim since I was visiting friends for a birthday party with some great musicians, kids, familes, etc and the gang throwing me a set of bongos to get into the mix. After that night under the stars in Summerland I just extended the trip out for a little longer :-) ahhhh... summer fun.
Great part of the world to kick the heels up...

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#3988 Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:50 am

Having second thoughts as to which bike to sell :?
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#3989 Unread post by sunshine229 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:26 am

Hanging around the house in comfy clothes, watching the rain POURING down... :rainyday:
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#3990 Unread post by mogster » Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:24 pm

Met up with daughter ¤2 today. Hadn't seen her for 5 months as she had been away on post uni travels (SE Asia, 0z,NZ ).

So so good to see her & have a hug!! :D :D
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#3991 Unread post by zee » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:25 pm

mogster wrote:Met up with daughter ¤2 today. Hadn't seen her for 5 months as she had been away on post uni travels (SE Asia, 0z,NZ ).

So so good to see her & have a hug!! :D :D
Fabulous!!

I just came home from Ride For Life 2011, a biker event benefiting Cancer Patient Care. I joined one of the shorter rides, only about 100 miles total round trip from my home. Beautiful weather, a great ride, yummy BBQ and I even got to make a few new friends. Most of the participants are Harley riders, so I was in the minority on my lil 500, but I'm pretty sure our entire group of sport bike/sport touring bikes had a good time.

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#3992 Unread post by ofblong » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:39 pm

ugh so tempting to get a new 2011 Night Rod.... Must...... Pay...... Down........ Debt..........


Ugh I hate decisions lol.
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#3993 Unread post by jstark47 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:33 pm

ofblong wrote:ugh so tempting to get a new 2011 Night Rod.... Must...... Pay...... Down........ Debt..........


Ugh I hate decisions lol.
Simple. Sell house, live in tent, eat hot dogs and beans for three years, buy Night Rod. There! Wasn't that easy?? :mrgreen:


I'm not big into Harleys, but I gotta admit, those are pretty sick looking :drool: And less $$$ than I thought....
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#3994 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:26 am

Still working on the Motorcycle MPG Fuel Economy Guide. It's massive!!! 5100 bikes from 1934 to day with historcial photos for each year.

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#3995 Unread post by ofblong » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:42 pm

jstark47 wrote:
ofblong wrote:ugh so tempting to get a new 2011 Night Rod.... Must...... Pay...... Down........ Debt..........


Ugh I hate decisions lol.
Simple. Sell house, live in tent, eat hot dogs and beans for three years, buy Night Rod. There! Wasn't that easy?? :mrgreen:


I'm not big into Harleys, but I gotta admit, those are pretty sick looking :drool: And less $$$ than I thought....

LOL My house payment is only $100/month more than financing one of these bikes for 5 years. To be honest I have been looking at bikes and this is the only "new" one that appeals to me. I like the old multistrada (the 1000) but the new ones are fugly looking. I dunno I guess I am extremely picky.
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#3996 Unread post by mogster » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:36 am

Have just put some dubbing onto my bike boots as they were looking a bit scruffy. I think that's the first time I have done that since I bought them (5yrs)! Does that make me very lazy or the boots (Daytona) really good? :?

Going away tomorrow for a couple of days & looks like we will hit some rain on the way :rainyday:

However forecast for Sat & Sun looks ok :sunshine:
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#3997 Unread post by ceemes » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:28 pm

Had the pleasure of actually catching up with a homicidal cager in a parking lot and giving him a piece of my mind. First the silly bugger changes into my lane and as an after thought (after I've braked hard and hit my horn) turned on his turn signal when he was half way into my lane. Then I spot the buugger yakking on a hand held cell phone while driving thru heavy traffic. He turned into a local mall and I followed him in and parked behind him, and when he got out, gave him a blast. He was around the same age as me, so should of known better. Got an apology from him.
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#3998 Unread post by agraebner » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:48 pm

AHHH disappointment. My saddleman seat showed up today. I opened it up mounted the brackets from my old seat and they had the holes off by more than an inch too close together. After talking with Saddleman they would make good on it but in 2-3 months by the time I have my seat back on the bike........ so its going back on the brown truck tomorrow. Dennis kirk is not going to refund the chipping either :rant: I can see shipping being my responsibility if i made a mistake and ordered the wrong thing....... but this just doesn't work so I get to pay oversize shipping 2x. All this and it was almost 100 and humid today.
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#3999 Unread post by Hondagirl » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:45 am

Well I just went on the most amazing ride :)
First, I took my bike to Red Baron -my bike place- and got an oil change, air in tires, chain lubed and ignition keyhole oiled as the key was being a little temperamental recently..and got an A+ bill of health for my bike from the best.

All for 610 yen btw ($7 USD) :D

Then the engine felt soooo smooth - I just had to go for a ride out of town. Went out via the rice paddy fields and up into the line of 7 mountains that surround town and zigzag rode at high speed - impossible in town- some awesome meandering hilly roads that were almost empty. So peaceful. Drove through a tiny hamlet where a child in the field with his farmer Mom waved to me. The sky was dark and heavy with rain clouds but beautiful, wish I had thought to bring my camera. Just made me realize yet again how a spontaneous ride can be the best therapy of all and how lucky and glad I am I have a bike. This bike especially.
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#4000 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:51 pm

Slapped a new Yoshimura TRC stainless exhaust onto my sister's Ninja 250. Sounds/looks/performs better than stock. Also put in the quiet insert so it wasn't as loud.
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