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#281 Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue May 08, 2012 5:00 am

Picking up my new car on Friday. Yay!
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#282 Unread post by Scoutmedic » Sat May 12, 2012 10:35 pm

Congrats on the new car and, hope to see you in the Red, White and Blue all legal like someday! LOL We had beautiful weather here in March with quite a bit of riding followed by cold rain and snow most of April so, I know what you mean by the snow after the first ride. Finally getting more nice days than bad and looking forward to riding season coming into full swing!

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#283 Unread post by NorthernPete » Wed May 16, 2012 7:54 am

Busted out the new car. Its awsome. Peppy and it only took a half tank of diesel to get here. Enjoyed my time Dowb in the states this past 5 days. Got to meet my fiancées Atherton for the first time. It went well. The man is pretty intense but seemed friendly enough.

Thinking I may ride the motorcycle down next time. See how the weather looks and all that. (I'm a very fair weather rider. Lol).

Side note. Took in the Syracuse zoo the other day, I recommend it. Can't get much more fun out of 8 bucks.

This summer I'll be hitting up NYC for a week. Anyone from the area have any suggestions for what myself and my fiancée should do? She is originally from long island and all her family is down there (her brother is NYPD and her dad is retired NYFD) so I'm sure they know enough but it's alleys good to get lots of options.
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#284 Unread post by Wrider » Wed May 16, 2012 8:40 am

We were in NYC for a week last spring break, and all I can say is bring a broken in, but newly soled pair of walking shoes... lol
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#285 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sun May 20, 2012 10:10 pm

My brother is taking a week and a bit and riding south. He's going to hit up deals gap/tail of the dragon. Then on to Florida or south Carolina depending how's he feels. Lucky guy.
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#286 Unread post by NorthernPete » Wed May 23, 2012 8:23 am

From Deals gap he's going to hit up Daytona beach. Lol
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#287 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sun May 27, 2012 12:38 pm

He said Screw Florida. Lol. He's spending the last few days and until tomorrow in Whittier nc enjoying the riding area. He's hit up the tail of the dragon a few times and has said its quite awesome.
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#288 Unread post by Scoutmedic » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:59 pm

Awesome! I have some friends that have ridden it and they love it. I was supposed to go last weekend but, I've got too many other trips planned for this year and couldn't afford it since they were going for a week.

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#289 Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:52 am

Caught a rock in the mouth the other day, broke a tooth. Lovely. Dentist today.
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#290 Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:55 pm

Ouch!
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#291 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:24 pm

6 years to the month, my middle brother just called me to say he hit a moose......with his month old 2012 jeep. Lol. He's ok other then a concussion, some cuts to his hands and an unsatisfactory trip to the er in a Quebec city. (he was just on the other side of the provincial boarder when he hit it.) I'll try to post some pics once I see them.
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#292 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:21 pm

Yeesh, glad he's ok! Now you just have to give him a whole lot of crap about keeping up with you... lol
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#293 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:31 pm

Youch. I hope he had replacement cost insurance.
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#294 Unread post by NorthernPete » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:44 pm

Hey everyone. It's starting to get cold up here. Like, almost time to put the bike away cold. Had some frost in the am and lots of bad gal weather so the riding kinda petered off over the last little while. Thinking it almost time to winterize the bike, although of I end up moving I would have to move the bike. Oh yeah, I am thinking of moving again. I have an offer in on a duple here in town and am waiting for my house to sell so I can move in. Myself and my brother are going to live in the two units, split the mortgage down the middle along with the bills and save some cash.

Anyway, my brother wasn't able to get another jeep, they were not able to get him what he wanted for the price he paid for the one he had just bought (last of the model year clearance) so he ended up buying a new F150 that's pretty sharp. I'll be borrowing that a bit soon to do some cottage related stuff.

Did some late season camping wih my son. Very beautifull provincial park near Ottawa called Fitzroy provincial park. Nice small one on the Ottawa river. I recommend it.

Bring the snow. I got an itch only a sled can scratch!
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#295 Unread post by NorthernPete » Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:08 pm

Well, the snow started. Lol.

There's a good coating outside, don't expect it to stay yet, but meh.

It's a good thing I went and charged my battery yesterday and filled the bike at the gas station and seafoamed it. It's all set for the winter. Just about dropped the bike at the gas station, turned to go to the other side of the pump, and the cement was wet and greasy and the bike slid out from under me. Just barely managed to man handle it up but I think I undid my chiropractor visit that I had that morning. Scary. Lol.

So now I wait to take out my sled. Come on winter. :)
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#296 Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:11 pm

My brother hit a bear with his new truck. He's hard on wildlife. And vehicles. Lol. Just dented the bumper a bit. I was in the truck with him when it happened (last month) pretty exciting.

I helped my brother install some new brake pads on his sled. Doing it on my motircycke years back gave me the confidence to try it. I tell you, just not bring scared and trying some little jobs is great sonetimes.
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#297 Unread post by NorthernPete » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:20 pm

Little bit of sledding here and there. My xcr 600 may be old, but it flys! Had a few nice rides around the area. Not as many as I'd like but my schedule is kinda nuts with my off days being spent down in the states and the back here working. Although I think next day shift run I'll be ripping the sled around as much as possible.

My brothers sled blew the stator right of the hop so he just got it running last week. I'll hopefully have a riding buddy in that regard. He gives me flack about the little amount of bike time I use. But I just don't enjoy long trips on my motorcycle (blasphemy? Lol) maybe one day I'll change bikes and get a different opinion but my 500 just isn't comfy after a while.

Anyways have a great what ever til I post again!
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#298 Unread post by NorthernPete » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:43 pm

Out and about riding in the snow with my brother. Had a great ride marred only by my brother blowing a spark plug out. Oh well, fixed and continued on. I need some antifreeze for my sled before my next ride.
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#299 Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:11 am

Hmmm. My brothers sled blew up. Seized.

He's not a happy camper. Gonna be sold for parts I think.
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#300 Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue May 07, 2013 5:09 am

Gonna unpack the bike today I think. Wish me luck. Riding season is upon us.

Side note. Bike will be paid off thus year. Free and clear. Take that financing. Lol.
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