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#5361 Unread post by ceemes » Tue May 12, 2015 5:52 pm

After three months and one week since getting my fangs pulled out (smoking ruins not only your lungs, but can seriously f-up your teeth, as both my sister and I have learned the hard way), I got my new fangs, a full set of uppers and lowers, now come the task of learning use them and also relearning how to speak.
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#5362 Unread post by ceemes » Sun May 24, 2015 8:39 pm

Went on a ride out with BMOC today, got some good video which I will edit.

In the meantime here is a very short clip of the group riding past, you may want to crank up the speakers to head the exhaust notes of the old machines, including an Ariel Square 4.

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#5363 Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:25 pm

Picked up my Trophy from the shop, where it had been since May 16. Mostly waiting for parts. New brake pads all around, all hydraulics flushed, new front tire, and rebuilt front forks. (Waiting for the fork rebuild kit from Triumph, which had to come from England for a bike this old, was what took most of the time.)

The front tire, which was a Michelin Pilot Road 3, lasted 12,000 miles which is some kind of record for this bike. The piece-of-cr@p Bridgestone BT-020's I had used previously would be cupped out after 4,000 miles. Needless to say, I replaced the front with another Pilot Road 3. :D
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#5364 Unread post by ceemes » Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:54 pm

Today, I joined the BMOC on their annual Duffy Lake Run. Weather was perfect if a bit warm to do arguably the best motorcycle road in BC. The GoPro was ready to go and was its spare battery and SIM card to video the entire ride....yes a great day of riding to be had..........................at least that was the plan..........just like jstark was, I am still waiting for parts to arrive for my Trophy.......dropped it off at the shop almost two weeks ago to replace the ignition switch and the part has yet to arrive..........so instead of going on the ride I've been looking forward to for months, I instead stayed home, did my laundry and napped.........there is no god!!!!!!!!
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#5365 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:11 pm

I took my motorbike to 2nd Gear and got an oil change and service. All is well.

I also bought a 3/4 helmet and wore it home. It sure did feel nice having the breeze on my face.
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#5366 Unread post by jstark47 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:37 pm

blues2cruise wrote:I also bought a 3/4 helmet and wore it home. It sure did feel nice having the breeze on my face.
A 3/4 helmet. Wow, Blues. :shock: I'm kind of surprised.

I used to own one, but it is long gone. I like having that chin & jaw protection. Well, for sure you'll have more ventilation. It was hot as hell here today, I gave up riding after being out this morning - too hot to have all the gear on. Even my summer mesh stuff.
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#5367 Unread post by Johnj » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:09 pm

I sold the 06 Ninja 250. Oh happy day.
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#5368 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:39 pm

jstark47 wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:I also bought a 3/4 helmet and wore it home. It sure did feel nice having the breeze on my face.
A 3/4 helmet. Wow, Blues. :shock: I'm kind of surprised.

I used to own one, but it is long gone. I like having that chin & jaw protection. Well, for sure you'll have more ventilation. It was hot as hell here today, I gave up riding after being out this morning - too hot to have all the gear on. Even my summer mesh stuff.
I agree that the full face offers more safety....when I go on the highway I'll be wearing the full face.
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#5369 Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:43 pm

Slept in, unclogged a drain, shampooed the carpets, cleaned the deck, watered the forest behind me....well...as far as the water from the hose would go....tried in vain to figure out how to download an app to my cell phone....

Sigh.....they don't make it easy....
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#5370 Unread post by Loonette » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:53 am

This morning I got a peek at the blue moon after my midnight shift... life is good!! :-)

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#5371 Unread post by ceemes » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:26 pm

Rode to work yesterday, nice and cool at 4:30AM, very pleasant, wondered why I haven't been using the bike more often......at 2PM going home I remembered why.....on the freeway, doing between a highly illegal 100 and 140 KPH and it feels like I am riding into a blast furnace. Off the freeway and into stop and go Surrey traffic and it's even worse. I am utterly baking, sweating and miserable.....got home, peeled off my gloves, squeeze a gallon of sweat induced moisture out of each, peeling off my shirt, pants, and all the rest was nasty.........today, took the cage, enjoying the aircon all the way back home...and yes today was hotter than yesterday. I hate summer, too damned hot...give me spring and early to mid autumn any day, heck give me light rain showers over this horrid heat.
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#5372 Unread post by jstark47 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:54 pm

ceemes wrote:.....it feels like I am riding into a blast furnace. Off the freeway and into stop and go Surrey traffic and it's even worse. I am utterly baking, sweating and miserable.....
Yep. And if you're riding that Trophy 1200 you bought, those things are like nuclear blast furnaces on hot days. I've been carpooling with a friend in recent weeks but even if I weren't, I would have used the car Monday-Thursday last week. I won't ride without the gear, and some days it's so hot the gear is just too much.
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#5373 Unread post by pchast » Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:39 pm

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#5374 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:05 pm

I rode home from Osoyoos today. I made good time because of being the middle day of a long weekend. Traffic was light most of the way.

Five and a half hours...that included a fuel stop and a lunch stop and a couple of quick photo stops....and travelling at or under the speed limit.
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#5375 Unread post by dr_bar » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:06 am

blues2cruise wrote:I rode home from Osoyoos today. I made good time because of being the middle day of a long weekend. Traffic was light most of the way.

Five and a half hours...that included a fuel stop and a lunch stop and a couple of quick photo stops....and travelling at or under the speed limit.
My turn was today, did it in close to the same driving time, just longer stops to get out of ugly traffic...
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#5376 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:26 am

It was raining so hard that the road that passes by my townhouse complex was flooding. When I left home it was only flooded to the middle of the lane....when I came home 2 hours later, it was flooded to past the center line.....

So...I went in got my rake....I found the drains and cleared out all the fallen leaves.....I walked up the street to find the next drain and cleared it out..it didn't take long for the water to run like rapids and clear the road.

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#5377 Unread post by ceemes » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:46 am

blues2cruise wrote:It was raining so hard that the road that passes by my townhouse complex was flooding. When I left home it was only flooded to the middle of the lane....when I came home 2 hours later, it was flooded to past the center line.....

So...I went in got my rake....I found the drains and cleared out all the fallen leaves.....I walked up the street to find the next drain and cleared it out..it didn't take long for the water to run like rapids and clear the road.

Do you ever feel like you are the only person who gives a dodo about your neighbourhood?
I use to..............until I stopped giving a "poo poo"................now I am sitting back waiting for disaster to befall on those smug basstards.
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#5378 Unread post by Arnaud » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:27 am

After a very bad nigth, I watched TV all the day after the terrorists attacks against a music hall, restaurants and a stadium in Paris. 128 people died and about 300 are wounded .. :( :(
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#5379 Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:09 pm

Did nobody hear of the bombing in Beirut yesterday??? At least 41 dead and 200 injured and ISIL claims credit... Oops, no white folks got killed so I guess it wasn't news worthy.
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#5380 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:20 pm

Arnaud...it is horrible what has happened. I hope you can stay safe.
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