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#5381 Unread post by Arnaud » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:05 pm

Thank you Donna. I'm safe in my little country. But we were afraid about my young son. He was drinking with a friend in a "café" near the Bataclan when the attack started...
Doug, be sure we know the pain is the same all around the world, whatever is our color or nationality. But there, it was so close that the fear was added to the horror.
I often think of you , Donna, Doug, and of your friends (Connie and others) and read you on TMW. I regret having no more the opportunity to get on Vancouver Island ...
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#5382 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:08 pm

I sometimes think about coming downtown to meet you and your wife. Even with my limited French and her limited English....we still managed to have a nice evening.

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#5383 Unread post by jstark47 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:36 am

Mrs. Stark and I went to the Progressive international motorcycle show in New York City yesterday. Random thoughts and impressions:
  • - the motorcycling public IS graying. Most of the guys there look like me or older (I'm 59). Folks in their 50's, 60's and 70's out numbered 20- and 30- somethings 3 to 1.
    - the show is shrinking. Fewer vendors than in previous years
    - I was underwhelmed by the new BMW R1200RS and the S1000XR. Competent, but not exciting.
    - I was also underwhelmed by the new Triumph Street Twin. Felt cheap compared to the older Bonnevilles (I used to have a 2005 Bonne). I'm still making up my mind about the T120
    - Suzuki brought the 1250 Bandit back. Again. :roll:
    - Kawi still doesn't have a replacement for the KLX250S :roll:
    - Royal Enfields are tiny in real life. The Yamaha SR400 is even tinier
    - The Indian Roadmaster is gorgeous, but it weighs a ton. By comparison the Victory Vision, for all its bulk, feels much lighter.
    - The riding position of the big Harley touring bikes is uncomfortable for me. Period. If I ever get a bike of this type, it will probably be a Victory
    - The two bikes that clicked with me the most are several years old: Honda CB1100, and KTM 1190 Adventure (a superior motorcycle to the 1290 Adventure)
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#5384 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:50 pm

The sun came out today for awhile and the roads in our neighborhood dried out enough for me to take the 500R for a couple laps around the block. Very impressed with the power and maneuverability, and I fit on it a lot better than on Rubia's 250. My one concern, the side stand when folded rides right beneath the shift lever, close enough so that I have a hard time getting my toe under the lever without nudging the stand. Anyone else have this problem?

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#5385 Unread post by Johnj » Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:18 am

Hey Jack, I think there is a bolt and lock-nut, on the kickstand, to adjust where it sits while folded. If not try turning the shifter up one tooth on its spline.
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#5386 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:50 pm

I went out in the fog and frost to go shoot some photos....(I was in my car)

I went 50 in the 50 zone, 80 in the 80 zone....

Basically annoyed everyone else on the road. hahahahahahahaha
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#5387 Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:52 pm

For those that follow or see me on fb, you'll already be aware, but for those that don't, this will be news. I don't know if I'm excited or scared shiteless...

Official day was last Friday Jan 15th

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#5388 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:02 am

I drove to Manning Park and back today so I could play in the snow. I'm sick of our constant rain.

Plenty of ravens hanging about today.
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I snow shoed around part of Lightning lake...the snow was too deep for just boots.
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#5389 Unread post by Wrider » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:40 am

Hey guys, just checking in to say hi and see how things are going.

Blues, looks like you're having a good time!

Doc, congrats on retirement!
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#5390 Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:33 pm

Wrider wrote:Hey guys, just checking in to say hi and see how things are going.

Blues, looks like you're having a good time!

Doc, congrats on retirement!
How are you? Working? Still a student? Married with kids? :mrgreen:
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#5391 Unread post by Wrider » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:13 am

Lol no still as single as ever. Not a student, I've decided that while I love to learn, school just isn't my place. I'm working at a factory making wind turbine blades now. Vestas V110 blades to be specific.

What are you up to? Still making trouble in the great not-so-white north?
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#5392 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:54 am

Well...today I gave away my Kona mountain bike to a young man who needed some transportation, has had 2 bikes stolen and can't afford to buy another. I still have another bicycle...

As I slowly prepare for a move later this year...I am purging what I can to make my move quick and simple. I want to downsize.

Then I went to my nephew's 10 birthday party. He said now that he is in a double digit age he feels old and frail. hahahahaha :laughing:
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#5393 Unread post by jstark47 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:39 pm

blues2cruise wrote:As I slowly prepare for a move later this year...I am purging what I can to make my move quick and simple. I want to downsize.
Didn't you move into that place........... well, I dunno, wasn't it just a few years ago??? :dunno:

(It was probably ten years ago, and I'm just having age-related time compression! :( )
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#5394 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:51 pm

jstark47 wrote:
blues2cruise wrote:As I slowly prepare for a move later this year...I am purging what I can to make my move quick and simple. I want to downsize.
Didn't you move into that place........... well, I dunno, wasn't it just a few years ago??? :dunno:

(It was probably ten years ago, and I'm just having age-related time compression! :( )
Five years.

I moved to where I am because my job moved. I bought one this big because at the time I honestly thought the man I was with was going to move in with me. Turned out he was unable to make a commitment....so...I said bye-bye...I can't put my life on hold.....
I plan to retire this year....therefore...I can get a smaller place away from the city.

I got rid of another thing today..... :mrgreen: I want my move to be super easy.
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#5395 Unread post by NorthernPete » Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:25 am

Drive back up from ny last night to start my week at work again. Lots of snow here and a bit down there. Looking forward to next week off as its march break and I'll have my son for the week. It's his 10th birthday as well. Should be a good time! Slowly working on the bike in the basement. Another month and a half should be good to go for a ride weather wise.
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#5396 Unread post by jstark47 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:48 pm

Rode a motorcycle to work 5 days out of 5 this week. :mrgreen: That's insane for March in New Jersey! It's rare enough that I can do it in the summer. We had incredibly nice weather for March this week - the one rainstorm happened overnight and it was dry again the next morning. :kicking:
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#5397 Unread post by NorthernPete » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:00 pm

Started going to the gym today. Been on a diet/exercise regime with my wife since Jan 1. I'm down 21 lbs and she is down 28. Now it's time to tone up a bit. :)
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#5398 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:30 pm

I took my car in for its scheduled maintenance and inspection...oil, winter tires off and summer tires on, a couple of light bulbs...brake fluid flush...

I was pleased to hear that the brakes still don't need doing...after five years and 74,000km...the car still has over half the brake lining. :D

It did, however, need a new battery. Like everything else...batteries have a life span...
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#5399 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:20 am

JackoftheGreen wrote:We helped orchestrate a fund raiser today, it went well and though we're both tired we're in good spirits.

A rider friend of ours was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer just before Christmas, they gave him six months tops and he and his wife decided they wanted to go to Disneyland sometime before he got too sick to go. Thus was born the 'Lonnie's Disney Dream' fundraising effort, which culminated tonight in an evening of potluck dinners, a raffle, and two local comedians. Dozens of local businesses donated more than $5,000 worth of goods and services to be raffled, everything from gift certificates for massages, hair cuts, tanning and oil changes to scented candles, crocheted and knitted craft items and even a couple solar powered charging packs like the ones GoalZero makes. Lots of friends turned out and opened their hearts and wallets, and I'm happy to say Lonnie and Linda will be able to do Disneyland in style. It's just a shame they wont be able to go by bike for this last road trip.

Enjoy your time while you've got it.
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#5400 Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:47 pm

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JackoftheGreen wrote:We helped orchestrate a fund raiser today, it went well and though we're both tired we're in good spirits.

A rider friend of ours was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer just before Christmas, they gave him six months tops and he and his wife decided they wanted to go to Disneyland sometime before he got too sick to go. Thus was born the 'Lonnie's Disney Dream' fundraising effort, which culminated tonight in an evening of potluck dinners, a raffle, and two local comedians. Dozens of local businesses donated more than $5,000 worth of goods and services to be raffled, everything from gift certificates for massages, hair cuts, tanning and oil changes to scented candles, crocheted and knitted craft items and even a couple solar powered charging packs like the ones GoalZero makes. Lots of friends turned out and opened their hearts and wallets, and I'm happy to say Lonnie and Linda will be able to do Disneyland in style. It's just a shame they wont be able to go by bike for this last road trip.

Enjoy your time while you've got it.
That post was Feb 15, 2014. Yesterday we attended Lonnie's service, along with several dozen members of the Sober Riders MC, and paid our respect to Lonnie and his widow. Amazing that he held on for more than two years with a six-month prognosis by the doctors, an incredibly strong man.

Sorry for your loss, my thoughts to his family and friends...
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