A scene from today's ride

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A scene from today's ride

#1 Unread post by Gummiente » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:54 pm

It was -17C with strong winds and snow squalls this morning - perfect weather for an Ural ride! Did a 100km loop around the back roads of Grey County and enjoyed every minute of it, especially the part where I pulled into the local Shell station on the way home and surprised a group of snowmobilers refueling at the pumps:

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Re: A scene from today's ride

#2 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:43 pm

Didja take the WonderDog with you this time? Or a bit chilly for him to tag along?
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Re: A scene from today's ride

#3 Unread post by Gummiente » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:57 pm

Wrider wrote:Didja take the WonderDog with you this time? Or a bit chilly for him to tag along?
Not this time, no. His health has been rapidly declining since last fall, although we've managed to slow it down somewhat with medication. He's lost a lot of weight and has become quite frail, so I don't want to risk taking him in the sidecar until he and the weather show some improvement.
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#4 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:26 pm

I'm sorry to hear that... Poor guy. Give him a good solid petting from me.
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#5 Unread post by sapaul » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:55 am

I think the dog has the right idea, stay at home with some Gluwhein and fruit cake.

Talking about fruit cake Gummy !!!!!
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Re: A scene from today's ride

#6 Unread post by Gunslinger » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:22 pm

Holy crap Gummy. You're either the most hardcore badazz rider I've ever seen, or clinically insane. Remind me not to complain about my 0C ride anymore.

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Re: A scene from today's ride

#7 Unread post by Gummiente » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:29 pm

Gunslinger wrote:Holy "crumb" Gummy. You're either the most hardcore badazz rider I've ever seen, or clinically insane.
ALL WEATHER MOTORCYCLE ENTHUSIAST. Is that so hard to say? :groan:
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Re: A scene from today's ride

#8 Unread post by sunshine229 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:21 am

OMG you're crazy!

Your picture reminds me of those MasterCard commercials...

Snowmobile - $12,000
Fuelling the snowmobile at a remote Shell station - $30
Seeing a Ural pull up beside... Priceless!

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Re: A scene from today's ride

#9 Unread post by Loonette » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:02 am

SaWeet... Awesome photo!! Ride on, Gummi!

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Re: A scene from today's ride

#10 Unread post by jmillheiser » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:29 pm

Gotta make winter fun somehow.

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Re: A scene from today's ride

#11 Unread post by Markg1 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:53 pm

My ride was just a little warmer! :cowboy:
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